What Do We Do Now? + Performing Change

Two events happening in tandem on October 18 and 19th at Eyebeam—What Do We Do Now? and Performing Change—each explore ways we might think about the art world we know today very differently.

What Do We Do Now?
Alternatives Fair organized by Arts & Labor Alternative Economies Group

Friday October 18 from 6–9pm
Opening party with informal presentations

Saturday October 19 from 12–4pm
Workshops, skill-shares, discussions and information tables

The Alternatives Fair offers direct access to and dialogue around numerous resources in NYC that provide alternative economic models for artists, art workers, and more—based on practices of mutual aid and cooperation. Come explore everything from education to technology to alternative media, worker cooperatives, time banks, healthcare, immigrant rights, youth & teen at-risk art programs, legal advocacy, housing, artists’ services and much more. Plus celebrate the launch of What Do We Do Now? Arts & Labor ‘s updated 2013–14 Alternative Economies Resource Guide To Living in New York City.

Participants will include: All in the RedArt Production CoopArts & LaborThe BaseBeyond Childcare CoopBooks Thru Bars NYC, Claiborne McDonald, Center for Urban PedagogyDeep Dish TVDemocracy NowFair Pay MusicFixers Collective NYCFlatbush Mutual Aid, Flux FactoryFractured AtlasFree Cooper UnionfreeDimensionalHibridos CollectiveThe IlluminatorIntern Labor Rights, I Ran into Iran, LanchoneteMaking WorldsMayfirst/PeopleLinkMetaLocal, Mexicali Rose, Mutual Aid NYC, Neter, NYC Anti-Eviction Network, Nsumi CollectiveOurGoodsOWS Screen Printers GuildPaper Tiger Television, The Pedagogy Group, The Public SchoolRadix MediaREV-Tech-OpsTimeBanksNYCTimes Up, Trade School, Trust Art, US Federation of Worker CooperativesVolunteer Lawyers for the ArtsW.A.G.E., and more.

Go here for full information on What Do We Do Now?


Performing Change
Panel Series organized by Paolo Cirio

Saturday October 19 from 4–8pm
Lectures and discussion on The Art of Performing Political Innovation; Ontologies of Media Art Interventions; Tactical Fiction for Alternative Realities; Performing Alternative Art Economies

Performing Change features panels intended to inspire alternative aesthetics, interventionist tactics and economic models for critical art practices. In a time in which the economic, social, and aesthetic values of conventional culture are in crisis, there is a need for new strategies and references in art and politics, while diversifying resources for living and producing meaningfully. Featuring speakers: Vito Acconci, Wafaa Bilal, Stephen Duncombe, Peter Macapia, Carne Ross, George E. Sánchez, Denisse A. Arévalo, Mark Amerika, Marisa Jahn, Lina Srivastava, Laurel Ptak, Carlo Zanni, Jose Serrano-McClain.

Go here for full information on Performing Change, including schedule.

People: Paolo CirioLaurel Ptak
Research: Education, Open Culture, Sustainability, Urban Research
Tags: art, Alternative Economies