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April 2011

May Day in Milwaukee

Posted April 30, 2011 by nicolas_lampert

Sunday's May Day march in Milwaukee is a key opportunity to show solidarity between the immigrant rights movement and the worker's rights movement over collective bargaining rights that erupted in mid-February. Come to Milwaukee and join us.

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Continuing Anti Nuclear Protests- May 7th

Posted April 30, 2011 by icky in In the News

There will be a second round of anti-nuclear protests coming up on May 7th.


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Radiation and the horrors of nuclear catastrophe don't know any boundaries, this is an international issue. Only two months has passed since the earthquake, and the nuclear accident in Fukushima is still ongoing!

This tumblr site has info (mostly in Japanese) about the upcoming action:
http://57nonukes.tumblr.com/


Here's some more info from the April 10th action:
http://east306.wordpress.com/2011/04/13/follow-up-teach-in-info-coming-so-stay-tuned/
http://jfissures.wordpress.com/2011/04/15/the-beginning-of-new-street-politics-15000-gather-for-koenji-rally-against-nuclear-power-plants/

They are looking for international solidarity message (with name, job, and then the message in the email body and 'solidarity message' in the subject line) to 410nonuke --at-- gmail.com, and also info about solidarity actions worldwide.

ABC No Rio 2011 Gala & Benefit Auction

Posted April 30, 2011 by jmacphee in Events

ABC2011gala.gifThis coming Tuesday, the ABC No Rio Benefit Gala!! As many people know, ABC No Rio is one of the longest running counter-culture and communities spaces in New York City, and is on the edge of raising enough money to build an entirely new building to house all of its awesome projects (including screenprinting facilities, a zine library, community computer access, exhibitions, and all-ages shows). It is well worth your support!

ABC No Rio 2011 Gala & Benefit Auction
Tuesday May 3, 2011 || 7:00 - 10:00pm
Hosted by Allegra LaViola Gallery
179 East Broadway

Festivities will include beer, wine, buffet, guest DJ's, brilliant conversation and spirited bidding throughout the evening. Ticket prices begin at $50.

Event info, auction preview, ticket purchase on-line at http://www.abcnorio.org/benefit2011

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Trying to get something done

Posted April 30, 2011 by pete in Environment

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I haven't had a chance to post new work on the site for some time, but its not like I haven't busy. I though I'd share some photos of an installation I just had up at the University of New Mexico. This thing is a bunch of paper cuts, linoleum prints, paint, glue and wire. It takes up a space about 12 feet by 12 feet by 8 feet tall. This is a bit of an exploration as to where I can take the city prints, such as "Endless City", I've been making the past year or so. Let me know what you think.

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Photographer Philippe Vermès's best shot

Posted April 29, 2011 by jmacphee in Posters & Prints

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This was posted yesterday on the The Guardian UK's website—a nice little piece on a May 68 poster maker/photographer. You can find it on the Guardian's site HERE.

Photographer Philippe Vermès's best shot
'This poster was the one everyone wanted in May 1968. It's saying: "We, the workers, are the power now."'

Interview by Jon Henley
Thursday April 28 2011, The Guardian

This shot was taken at the Atelier Populaire—the popular workshop—which occupied the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris, in May 1968. The Atelier Populaire was where we made the posters for the uprisings that swept Paris that month: a whole lot of striking students, staff, artists from outside. It was a very special place; completely collaborative. There was a general assembly every evening at 7pm, and everyone there would vote on the various proposals for posters presented. Anything that got a unanimous vote was screen-printed the next day.

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Resourced Exhibits with photos from Sierra Leone

Posted April 29, 2011 by meredith_stern

Exhibit is up from May 1 - May 28, 2011.

Opening Reception May 1 from 4-7pm

AS220 Main Gallery (115 Empire St) Providence RI 02903

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Imaging Apartheid Call for Posters Extended

Posted April 29, 2011 by jmacphee in Calls for Art

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Justseeds is one of a crew of supporters for the upcoming Imaging Apartheid Poster Project. Please check out the call below, and submit poster designs! The call has been extended, the final deadline for submissions is now June 20th.

Call for Submissions

As the global movement in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for liberation continues to grow, we are calling on graphic designers and artists to submit their work to IMAGING APARTHEID: the Poster Project for Palestine.

Twenty-one posters will be selected from submissions collected from around the world to be either silk-screen or offset printed for exhibition in Montreal, and distribution internationally. Works will be selected by a jury of artists, graphic designers and social justice activists.

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April 10th Anti-Nuclear Report Back

Posted April 28, 2011 by icky in In the News

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I wanted to do a quick blog post about the April 10th day of protest against nuclear power and weapons. Kei sent an email describing the action in Tokyo that I quote from here:
"Yeah, the protest in Koenji was amazing, we were surprised at the
numbers of participants, 15000! This was the biggest march in here Japan in decades.

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Censorship, Corporate Values, and the Destruction of the American Working Middle-Class

Posted April 28, 2011 by mary_tremonte in Art & Politics

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My friend and DJ/collaborator Cara Erskine just had an article published in Dis Magazine's Labor Issue. She writes about Tea Party-backed Maine Governor Paul LePage's removal from the lobby of the Department of Labor of a recently-commissioned mural by Judy Taylor depicting Maine’s labor history.

From the article:

Paul Le Page, a Tea Party-backed Republican candidate who was elected Governor of Maine with only 38 percent of the vote, has been a labor antagonist in his first ninety days in office. Le Page praised his Tea-Party colleague, Gov. Scott Walker for his success in stripping Wisconsin public employees of collective bargaining rights. Le Page has pledged to make Maine a “right to work” state, and ordered the removal of a recently-commissioned mural depicting Maine’s labor history from the lobby of the Department of Labor.1 Le Page’s actions define him as anti-union, anti-worker, and anti working middle-class. “Right to work” means non-union workers have the same protections and benefits of union workers, but without paying union dues. This means union legal responsibilities are increased while their economic resources are diminished. “Right to work for less” is designed to spread labor union resources so thin that the union breaks down entirely.

While Gov. Le Page seeks to destroy unions, he also is taking aim at art that doesn’t reflect his administration’s pro-business agenda. On March 23, Le Page ordered that a mural depicting Maine’s labor history be removed from the Department of Labor. The next day, which coincided with the one-hundred year anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City which killed 146 people, mostly women and girls, hundreds of protesters flooded the Department of Labor to protest the planned removal of the labor-themed mural from the building’s lobby. Despite the protests, the mural was removed over the weekend of March 25 and is currently being stored at an undisclosed location. One week after the mural was taken down, an artist’s group called “BrokeFix” projected video footage of the mural on the façade of the Department of Labor building, in a subversive act of art and protest dubbed “video-bombing” (see also “yarn-bombing”). The “BrokeFix” artists, who agreed to be interviewed by The Huffington Post on the condition of anonymity, criticized the partisan and ideological divides in politics, but also took a strong stance against the notion that labor unions bear responsibility for U.S. economic problems. “Even if the most severe of allegations against the labor unions were true, the money cost to the taxpayers is negligible when compared to the taxpayer cost of supporting the true parasites of our social, political and economic systems,” they argued.

More HERE

Drawing All the Time : Week 48

Posted April 27, 2011 by colin_matthes in Inspiration

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Nuestras Voces

Posted April 27, 2011 by jmacphee in Justseeds Group Projects

NuestrasVoces_Final01.jpgA little while back the Georgia-based DIA (Dignidad Inmigrante en Athens) contacted us for graphics to use in their new publication Nuestras Voces. The first issue just came out, and uses images by me (Josh MacPhee) and Sanya Hyland. You can check out DIA and what they do HERE, and you can download the magazine HERE.

Justseeder, Favianna, doing artist talk @ PNCA in Portland Wed. 4.27.2011

Posted April 26, 2011 by Favianna_Rodriguez

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I'm back in the wonderful city of Portland visiting my friend and printmaking master, Paul Mullowney (shown above). I met Paul on some trips to Maui in 2009 and 2010. He is one of the best master printers around and I am a huge fan of his work.

I'll be doing a lecture here tomorrow. Info:

Art Lecture by Favianna Rodriguez
@ Pacific Northwest College of Art - PNCA, Room 102
1241 NW Johnson St. Portland, OR 97209
April 27, 2011 - 1-2 pm

Save the Mountains and Water Event in Brooklyn

Posted April 26, 2011 by molly_fair in Events

swm_event.jpgOur friend, collaborator, and fellow activist Laura Sheinkopf is putting on this event and fundraiser for Appalachia Rising and the Safe Water Movement- all-volunteer, grassroots organizations dedicated to protecting our region from the highly destructive practices of mountaintop removal coal mining, and hydrofracking - drilling for 'natural' gas.

Blue Sky Bakery (@ 53 5th Avenue, Brooklyn)
on Wednesday, April 27th, from 6:30-9pm.

Admission, snacks, and music are all free!
Musician Chris Van Voorst playing on bass

You'll also have the opportunity to check out and purchase:
- Handmade jewelry by lalaloops
- Beehive Collective True Cost of Coal posters
- Glory to the Mountains, a chapbook of short essays written by NYC-based activists organizing against mountaintop removal
- and a selection of other art

Profits from sales will go directly to support on-the-ground efforts to protect our fresh water and mountains, and to stop hazardous energy extraction, in favor of renewable alternatives. Funds raised will also support artistic efforts to raise awareness about environmental issues.

Art and Repression in Russia

Posted April 25, 2011 by roger_peet in Art & Politics

Russian art interventionists Voina (whom you might recall from this wonderful action and it's hilarious world-upside-down aftermath) have donated a portion of the funds that Banksy gave them for bail money to a trio of young activists recently arrested for altering an anti-STD billboard. The action involved pasting images of Russia's political establishment in among the cartoony monsters of Herpes, Gonorrhea, and Syphilis. The STD campaign copy asks: Do you really want friends like these?
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Wisconsin's Lost Strike Moment

Posted April 25, 2011 by nicolas_lampert

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Wisconsin's Lost Strike Moment
Dan S. Wang and Nicolas Lampert

Two months into the Wisconsin Uprising a movement still exists, but where it goes from here is unclear. The so-called Budget Repair Bill that will end collective bargaining rights for most public employees in Wisconsin is currently tied up in the courts. Legal challenges will likely go on for several months, maybe longer. In the meantime, risks, challenges, and contradictions loom within a movement that can be described as painfully moderate. Wisconsin citizens have arisen and protested in massive numbers. The sleeping giant that is the labor movement + working class solidarity has awoken. But the outlook is not entirely optimistic.

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JBbTC 55: B. Traven pt.7

Posted April 25, 2011 by jmacphee in Judging Books by Their Covers

traven_deathship12_pantheruk74.jpgBy far the most response to this book cover blog over the past year was to the six-week installment about the covers of the mysterious German-born, Mexican-bound, antiauthoritarian novelist B. Traven (Weeks 14-19, which you can see HERE). Both Jared Davidson (in New Zealand) and "Ret Marut" (thought to be the real name of Traven) emailed me images of the 1974 Panther UK edition of The Death Ship. Ret also sent me a great link to something they wrote on Traven, which you can read HERE. There is also a somewhat "official" Traven site at BTraven.com, which has tons more info on Traven, plus full bibliography, small images of tons more covers, and a collection of his photography.

Spurred on by all the interest in Traven, I've scoured the web and used bookstores trying to find more covers. I've come up with 17 more covers of The Death Ship (all below), as well as about 20 additional covers of other books (which I'll share next week). If anyone out there has even more Traven covers, definitely email them to me! (Images at least 300 pixels in width are preferred...)

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Street Art Critiques Art in the Streets

Posted April 23, 2011 by nicolas_lampert in Street Art & Graffiti

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Image by LA-based artist Eddie Colla

Colla has provided one of the best reviews of MOCA's blockbuster show "Art in the Streets." So far critical writing and reviews on the show are few-and-far between. Most reviewers have gone ga-ga over the colors and imagery with little mention of context, the themes explored, or the artists and issues absent from the "survey" on modern graffiti history.

Max Benavidez, an important scholar on Chicano art, questions why the show left out the work of the Chicano art collective ASCO and writes in the Huffington Post, "You can't bring the raw energy and sheer free expression that is global street art into an institution and still label it street art. Maybe that's why it's called "Art in the Streets." Yes, this is the hottest thing going in the art world. Almost everything else is so boring. Well, now this can be boring, too. Sure there is some good art in the show but where in the world, for example, is the whole street art history of Asco, etc....This show is basically a show about validation by the self-appointed arbiters of high culture."

Recently the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times have turned their attention towards the police reaction to the graffiti that has turned up in the neighborhood since the show opened, creating some priceless quotes.

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Houston's First Anarchist Bookfair

Posted April 23, 2011 by k_c_ in Events


This weekend, MECA will play host to Houston's very own Anarchist Book Fair. Organized by folks from Sedition Books, the two-day event spans 28 hours of programming, offers free meals, free lodging for those coming from out of town, and free childcare for those that wish to attend.
Houston Press has a decent interview with one of the organizers at:
Houston Gets Its First Anarchist Book Fair

Celebrate People's History Art Show Opens tonight - Milwaukee

Posted April 22, 2011 by colin_matthes in Events

Here is a preview shot of the Celebrate People's History Show opening tonight from 6-9pm. We also hung the Resourced Portfolio!
Astrix Gallery, 524 W National, Milwaukee, WI.
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Watershed-Amy Mall and Sherwin Ovid

Posted April 22, 2011 by nicolas_lampert in Environment

Watershed - Amy Mall and Sherwin Ovid from Laura Klein on Vimeo.

This video, filmed and directed by Laura Klein, documents an art and ecology project by Amy Mall and Sherwin Ovid, one of 12 intervention projects that took place in Milwaukee during July of 2010 for the project Watershed: Art, Activism, and Community Engagement, organized by Nicolas Lampert and Raoul Deal. I will post other short documentary films from Watershed in the coming weeks.

Amy Mall and Sherwin Ovid write "Our conversations with elder Wisconsin dairy farmer John Kinsman explored the topic of water in the rural landscape. His land is at the peak of three watersheds. In stark contrast to factory farming situations, Kinsman’s small pasture-fed dairy farm exists in a paradigm where the earth is honored, ecological balance respected, animals are given a healthy long life, and manure is considered a resource rather than a waste product. The trees he planted over 50 years ago and woodlands that he maintains heal and restore natural ponds and streams. We visited his land, recorded his stories, and responded through art making to create images that correlate with his storytelling."

Link for Mary Mack Tremonte on Radio Free Pittsburgh

Posted April 21, 2011 by mary_tremonte

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(that's "y'all" for Pittsburghers)
Last month I was a guest DJ/interviewee on WPTS's Radio Free Pittsburgh. I got to talk about Justseeds, creating safe spaces, queer visibility, and all kinds of cool stuff. I also got to play a few of my favorite jams, bands like Pylon, Essential Logic, and ESG.

If you missed that show, Gabe from Radio Free Pittsburgh graciously sent me a link to a recording of the show. Download and listen HERE

Check it out, and tune in to Radio Free Pittsburgh Sundays 1:00-3:00pm on 92.1fm, or www.wptspittsburgh.org to hear more provocative, interesting slices of what makes Pittsburgh awesome.

Celebrate People's History Art Show and Book Release Party - Milwaukee

Posted April 20, 2011 by colin_matthes

CPH.web.jpgIf you are in Milwaukee this Friday (April 22) stop by Astrix Gallery (524 W National) from 6-9 pm.

Come see an exhibition of posters from Josh MacPhee's Celebrate People's History Poster Project. Over 40 posters celebrating a range of topics including Act Up, Womens Resistance in Oaxaca, Judi Bari, Crass, Malcolm X, The Occupation of Alcatraz, and the EZLN will be on view in the gallery.

Artist's include Cristy C Road, Chris Stain, Courtney Dailey, Swoon, and Pete Yahnke, as well as local artists Kate Luscher, Nicolas Lampert, Brandon Bauer, and Julio Cordova.

Get there early, posters will be for sale under $5. A limited number of books about this project will be available as well.

Also, make sure to go down the block earlier and check out the Carlos Cortez show that is open until 5pm!

Recent Press: Carlos Cortéz and Allied Artists

Posted April 20, 2011 by nicolas_lampert

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Third Coast Digest has a great review by Jackelyn Wicklund about the Carlos Cortéz show in Milwaukee at WPCA that includes a number of prints by Justseeds artists. Check it out here

Prints from the Oaxacan Resistance

Posted April 20, 2011 by jmacphee in Events

This just in:

Prints from the Oaxaca Resistance 2006 - 2010
Mission Cultural Center, Mission Grafica 4th Floor, San Francisco
Reception - Friday April 22 7:00 - 9:00 pm

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Drawing All the Time : Week 47

Posted April 20, 2011 by colin_matthes in Inspiration

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Formerly Incarcerated People's Movement Event in NYC

Posted April 20, 2011 by k_c_ in Events

Formerly Incarcerated People's Movement Event
We gather for an evening of discussion and movement building aimed at the prison crisis sweeping our communities. Come add your voice and your hands to our effort to kick the forces of repression and division out of our homes, schools, and streets!

Saturday, April 23, 7-10pm
LaundPad

721 Franklin AVE
Brooklyn NY

This will be a multi-part event of:

Report back from FICPM organizational meet-up
Video Screening
Poetry Reading
Art by JUST SEEDS

With free healthy food provided by Kalabash Co-op
No cost to attend (though donations will be accepted at the door)

More on Tax Day! Flashmob stands up to corporate free-loader Bank of America, for not paying their taxes! FRESH!

Posted April 18, 2011 by Favianna_Rodriguez

Over the weekend, my friends in San Francisco pulled this action targetting Bank of America. It's awesome! Props to US Uncut and the Ruckus Society! If you don't see video box below, click here.


Who are the Corporate Free Loaders?

Posted April 18, 2011 by Favianna_Rodriguez in Inspiration

Just got this today from MoveOn. Please share far and wide on tax day!

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JBbTC 54: Victor Serge pt.1

Posted April 18, 2011 by jmacphee in Judging Books by Their Covers

serge_birthofourpower.jpgSo I've got all these Cienfuegos Press and B. Traven covers to follow-up on last year's posts, but I haven't had the time to pull them all together. Instead, for this week, I'm going to take a quick look at some covers for books by Victor Serge. The inspiration for this is the covers created by the UK publishers Writers and Readers in the 1970s (yup, the same Writers and Readers that went on to do all the "For Beginners" books!).

In 1977/78 Writers and Readers published the three volumes of Serge's Victory-in-Defeat, Defeat-in-Victory" cycle of novels about the Russian Revolution. Men in Prison is the first volume, then Birth of our Power, and finally Conquered City. The covers of these three books are simple, and maybe because of that I find them really attractive.

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Georgia = Arizona

Posted April 17, 2011 by nicolas_lampert

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Georgia stoops to an Arizona low. Now we have two states to boycott.

I made this graphic to voice my outrage. If it could be of use to individuals or organizations let me know, and I'll make it a down-loadable pdf. Critique is always welcome as the style is somewhat new to me and is more design-based than previous work. (personal thank you to my grammar editor JM) Below is a news report that details what is taking place in the (rotten) peach state.

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April 17- last day of our Collectively Made Film and Video series!

Posted April 17, 2011 by molly_fair in Events

conflicts_17.jpgOur Friendships are Constructed on the Basis of Conflict: collectively produced film and video presented by Red Channels and Spectacle Theater:

Sunday, April 17
at Spectacle Theater
124 South 3rd Street (between Bedford and Berry)
Brooklyn, NY

Sunday is the final day for our series- come join the marathon with us! Skip Blumberg of TVTV (and Videofreex) will be there to discuss Four More Years.

3PM program:

—Traveling with Hibakusha: Across Generations – Takashi Kunimoto, NDS, 2010

5PM program:

—Garbage – Newsreel, 1968, 10 minutes
—GIs Take Manhattan: Operation First Casualty – Meerket Media Collective, 2007, 5 minutes
—Anarchists Liberate the Deflating World – Glass Bead Collective, 2009, 9 minutes
—People’s Firehouse – Newsreel, 1979, 25 minutes

7PM program:

—Everything has been done – Azorro Group, 2003, 6 minutes
—Proto Media Primer – Raindance, 1970, 16 minutes
—Four More Years – TVTV, 1972, 61 minutes
—discussion with Skip Blumberg of TVTV

9PM program:

—Truth to Power- Glass Bead Collective, 2011, 7 minutes
—And the War Has Only Just Begun, Imaginary Party, 2001
—Get Rid of Yourself – Bernadette Corporation, 61 minutes- 2003

Program description:

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Collectively Made Film and Video Series, April 16 schedule

Posted April 16, 2011 by molly_fair in Events

conflicts_5.jpgSaturday is a full day for our series- come join the marathon with us! Our Friendships are Constructed on the Basis of Conflict: collectively produced film and video presented by Red Channels and Spectacle Theater:

Saturday, April 16
at Spectacle Theater
124 South 3rd Street (between Bedford and Berry)
Brooklyn, NY

3PM
A collective brunch- we will meet at the theater and probably go get breakfast burritos somewhere.

5PM
—Inciting to Riot – Pacific Street Films, 1970, 35 minutes
—Taiwan: The Generation After Martial Law – Green Team, 1986, 58 minutes
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 103 minutes | Digital Projection

7PM
—Mill-in – Newsreel, 1968, 12 minutes
—Ipimpi – Pacific Street Films, 1971, 10 minutes
—Help the Child, Help Your Country! – Voina, 2010, 2 minutes
—Por los circuitos de la Precariedad Feminina – Precarias a la Deriva, 2003
— and some other stuff!
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 74 minutes | Digital Projection

9PM
—Rhodia 4×8 – Groupe Medvedkine, 1969, 3 minutes
—Shut the Fuck Up – General Idea, 1984, 14 minutes
—Handsworth Songs – John Akomfrah, Black Audio Film Collective, 1986, 58 minutes
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 75 minutes | Digital Projection

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While Corporate Tax Cheats are Bankrupting the country, Artists fight back!

Posted April 15, 2011 by Favianna_Rodriguez

Infographic-corporate-tax-cheats-pay-up I pay my taxes every year, although reluctantly, because I know that 20% of my tax dollars go to funding wars. But it enrages me when large American companies, who make billions off the backs of working people, don't pay their fair share.

General Electric, Bank of America, Verizon and Citi pay ZERO in taxes.

Thanks to loopholes in our government, these corporate tax cheats are skipping out on paying 21.7 billion dollars. Bank of America holds over $2.2 trillion in assets, yet pays less in taxes that the average American household. Citi, the largest recipient in federal bail-out funds, hasn't paid taxes in the last four years. Thanks to this handy graphic by the folks at US Uncut, (which you should share widely) I was able to identify these tax cheats and have decided to Move my Money OUT of Bank of America.

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Collectively Made Film and Video Series, April 15 schedule

Posted April 15, 2011 by molly_fair in Events

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Here is the schedule for night three of our series Our Friendships are Constructed on the Basis of Conflict: collectively produced film and video presented by Red Channels and Spectacle Theater:

Friday, April 15
at Spectacle Theater
124 South 3rd Street (between Bedford and Berry)
Brooklyn, NY

We decided to do this series out of our interest in the collective process, and what happens when artists intentionally share authorship of their work. I am excited to announce the screening of Nightcleaners I, rarely shown in the U.S.

7PM
-Sandwiched – Chto Delat?, 2004, 11 minutes
- Angry Sandwich People - Chto Delat?, 2004-2005, 8 minutes
—Nightcleaners I– Berwick Street Collective, 1972-1975, 90 minutes
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 109 minutes | Digital Projection

9PM
-Lincoln Hospital – Newsreel, 1970. 12 minutes
-Blood of the Condor – Jorge Sanjines, Groupo Ukamau, 1969, 74 minutes
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 86 minutes | Digital Projection

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Artists from Across US Respond to "New World Border". Exhibit in Arizona, New Jersey & Missouri

Posted April 15, 2011 by Favianna_Rodriguez

C-robles I'm a part of a radical art traveling exhibit that is responding to the US/Mexico border wall, as well as to the inhumane policies along border states that are tearing families apart.

The wall, the anti-migrant militaristic policies along border states, and the Obama administration's all out war on immigrants is like a knife cutting communities, indigenous people, families and wildlife. The wall is inflaming hatred and contributing to an atmosphere of vigilantism and oppression. Thirty artists respond with imagery from a variety of viewpoints. This touring exhibition is heading to cities around the country. (Piece to the right by Calixto Robles)

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Watershed-Xavier Tavera & Maria Cristina Tavera

Posted April 15, 2011 by nicolas_lampert in Justseeds Group Projects

Watershed - Xavier Tavera & Maria Cristina Tavera from Laura Klein on Vimeo.

This video, filmed and directed by Laura Klein, documents an art and ecology project by Xavier Tavera and Maria Cristina Tavera, one of 12 intervention projects that took place in Milwaukee during July of 2010 for the project Watershed: Art, Activism, and Community Engagement, organized by Nicolas Lampert and Raoul Deal. I will post other short documentary films from Watershed in the coming weeks.

Xavier Tavera and Maria Cristina Tavera write "This past year we had a major water leak in our house and decided to re-do our bathroom. In the process, we noticed how incredibly wasteful domestic water use is. We decided to create a video that spoke to this issue in ten short segments, which we could then project using a laptop, a data projector, and a car battery. We traveled around Milwaukee and projected our video on the concrete riverbanks, abandoned buildings, tugboats, salt mounds, and many other surfaces. We wanted the unsuspecting viewer, drawn in by the lyrical images found in unexpected places, to consider the importance of water in so many aspects of our daily lives. We hoped our audience would be inspired to be more conscientious about the water that we all waste."

Justseeds at Handmade Arcade!

Posted April 15, 2011 by mary_tremonte in Events

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HMA 2009...

Join Mary Tremonte and Bec Young from Justseeds as well as dozens of other artists and crafters from Pittsburgh and beyond at the seventh annual Handmade Arcade.
Handmade Arcade is Pittsburgh’s largest indie craft fair, and was created to give grassroots, independent crafters an opportunity to show and sell their wares, and to provide an alternative to traditional craft and art fairs. We'll have lots of prints from ourselves and other Justseeds artists, as well as books, t-shirts, and some other goodies not available on our website. Come say hi!

Saturday, April 16
11:00am - 7:00pm
The David Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown Pitsburgh
Free Admission

Madison mud stencils

Posted April 14, 2011 by nicolas_lampert

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Knew it was only a matter of time before Madison got mud stenciled. Lester Doré sent me this photo of the stencils that went up on April 4th during the Wisconsin Wave rally at the Capitol.

Rethinking Pittsburgh's Industrial Legacy: Prints as Catalyst for Change

Posted April 14, 2011 by mary_tremonte

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Join all of Justseeds Pittsburgh and some of our collaborators at this great resource for printmaking in Pittsburgh.


Rethinking Pittsburgh's Industrial Legacy: Prints as Catalyst for Change

Exhibition Opening, Symposium and Workshop
Saturday April 16 4:30 - 8pm
5-6pm
Symposium: Printmaking: A Catalyst for Social Change in
Western PA

The symposium will ask how artists and educators today engage with communities through printmaking and print-inspired art and collaborative practices. The symposium will be moderated by Sarah Hall, curator of The Frick Museum, and will coincide with the opening of the exhibit on Saturday April 16, 2011 at 5:00pm. Panelists include Dana Bishop Root (Transformazium Braddock), Jenn Pascoe (AIR), Shaun Slifer (Justseeds), Mary Tremonte (Andy Warhol Museum and Justseeds), and Heather White (CAPA and Andy Warhol Museum).

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New Swoon Print Published!

Posted April 14, 2011 by jmacphee in Posters & Prints

10ASHLEY_400.jpgToday we released a new Swoon print, entitled "Ashley." The proceeds from the sales of this print are going to Transformazium, an organization in Braddock, PA developing relationships that generate generosity, resource sharing and expansive possibilities. Read more about Transformazium HERE.

From Swoon: "This print is an intimate portrait of a young woman who welcomed me into her life, her neighborhood, her ideas and her challenges. The style of drawing was a shift for me and reveals the mutual vulnerability we were both bringing to our new relationship. I met Ashley while working on Points of Interest in Braddock, PA with a collective I work with, Transformazium. Points of Interest was a project exploring the power of art to activate otherwise passive spaces within a neighborhhood. Participants of the Braddock Youth Project worked to identify spaces in their neighborhood where they felt that art could be a catalyst for movement, dialogue and energy. Transformazium then selected 12 different artists to work with 12 different youth. Ashley and I were paired together. After placing work in our initial location, Ashley took me up the hill to an informal memorial for two youth who recently died due to gun violence. The memorial was made of names tagged with spray paint on an underpass between the two boroughs. Ashley wanted me to put work there. I wanted to fill the space with something that responded to the sacred space the youth had begun to create. So, watching Ashley fill the memorial with life. I decided to paint the living. This space could be a memorial and simultaneously a portrait gallery celebrating the lives of the living and the growing. The drawing that is the basis of this print comes from the painting I made of Ashley in the underpass. See the painting HERE.
I feel honored to share this print of Ashley with you."

This is a screen print on hand painted paper. It is an edition of 75, although each one varies based on the way the gold is painted into the background.

Collectively Made Film and Video Series: April 14 schedule

Posted April 14, 2011 by molly_fair in Events

conflict2_web.jpgHere is the schedule for night two of our series Our Friendships are Constructed on the Basis of Conflict: collectively made films and videos presented by Red Channels and Spectacle Theater:

The namesake of our series is from Chto Delat's "Builders" which is screening tonight!

Thursday, April 14
at Spectacle Theater
124 South 3rd Street (between Bedford and Berry)
Brooklyn, NY

We decided to do this series out of our interest in the collective process, and what happens when artists intentionally share authorship of their work.

7PM
—Builders – Chto Delat?, 2005, 8 minutes
—Media Primer (Schneider) – Raindance, 1970, 23 minutes
—Processed World Reads Processed World – Paper Tiger Television, 1985, 28 minutes
—Street Sheet – Paper Tiger Television, 1993, 28 minutes
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 87 minutes | Digital Projection

builders.jpgDiscussion with members of Paper Tiger Television and Marty Lucas of Paper Tiger and professor at Hunter College.

9PM
—Detroit Workers News Special 1932: Ford Massacre – Workers Film and Photo League, 1932, 7 minutes
—Northern Lights – Rob Nilsson & John Hanson, Cine Manifest, 1978, 97 minutes
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 104 minutes | Digital Projection

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Drawing All the Time : Week 46

Posted April 14, 2011 by colin_matthes in Inspiration

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Collectively Made Film and Video: April 13 program

Posted April 13, 2011 by molly_fair in Events

commune_prokino.jpgconflict_web.jpgTonight kicks off a series of collectively made film and video presented by Red Channels and Spectacle Theater!

April 13-17, 2011
Spectacle Theater
124 South 3rd Street (between Bedford and Berry)
Brooklyn, NY

We decided to do this series out of our interest in the collective process, and what happens when artists intentionally share authorship of their work.

Screening Wed., April 13:
All films in tonight's programs are silent with live musical accompaniment

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Call for donation of art.

Posted April 13, 2011 by Jesse_Purcell

HAVEN: an art auction to benefit the Montreal Native Women’s Shelter

For their 3rd annual art auction, our friends down at the Ste-Emilie Skillshare would like to recognize the front-line work of the Native Women’s Shelter. Every hour of every day, they support women and families that must constantly deal with the ramifications of an on-going colonization. Until recently, the Shelter offered cultural healing through the Aboriginal Healing Foundation. The 2010 federal budget, however, cancelled the funding to the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, closing this project and over one-hundred others from coast to coast.

In the past, our auctions have benefited the Tyendinaga Legal Defense Fund, the Olympics Resistance Network and the Forum Against Police Brutality, three campaign-oriented groups. This year, we would like to highlight the critical role direct-support work can play in our movements. The Native Women’s Shelter is a perfect example of how people can survive and struggle together.

Artists and non-Artists:
We are asking for donations of art (and non-art) in any format. We prefer work with an anti-colonial or Indigenous sovereigntist message, but anything that is aligned with Ste-Emilie’s mandate of anti-oppression and self-representation is much much appreciated.

The auction will take place Friday, May 6th. Net proceeds from the auction go directly to the Shelter.

To submit a piece of art or a proposal or for more information, please contact:

surf: steemilieskillshare.org
email: mtlskillshare@gmail.com
phone: 514.848.7583
mail: 3942, rue Ste-Émilie / Montréal, QC / H4C 2A1

RESOURCED Portfolio Project in Montreal

Posted April 12, 2011 by Jesse_Purcell in Environment

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The Justseeds Resourced portfolio is up in the concert hall at Casa Del Popolo and will be there until July 31st. If you are in Montreal come check it out at 4873 boul. St-Laurent.
Last weeks opening event was a 5 à 7 and discussion with local environmental activists, myself and members of The Dominion who were launching A People's Forecast, a special issue on climate justice.

More photos and and links below.
Thanks to Keith Race for all the photos

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Our Friendships are Constructed on the Basis of Conflict: Collectively Made Film and Video, April 13-17

Posted April 12, 2011 by molly_fair in Events

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This Wed. kicks off a series of collectively made film and video presented by Red Channels and Spectacle Theater!

April 13-17, 2011
Spectacle Theater
124 South 3rd Street (between Bedford and Berry)
Brooklyn, NY

We decided to do this series out of our interest in the collective process, and what happens when artists intentionally share authorship of their work (how this actually plays out may be different, will egos be crushed?). The programs feature the work of artists from around the world and span over a century! See the full schedule here. Later in the week we are screening work by Paper Tiger, Black Film Audio Collective, Newsreel, the Bernadette Corporation, and many more!

Screening Wed., April 17:
All films are silent with live musical accompaniment

7PM
—San Francisco Earthquake and Fire 1906 – Red Channels, 2009, 17 minutes
—La Commune – Armand Guerra, La Coopérative du Cinéma du Peuple, 1914, 19 minutes
—Yamamoto Senji’s Farewell Ceremony - Prokino, 1929, 2 minutes
—Yamamoto Senji Watanabe Masanosuke Worker-Farmer Funeral - Prokino, 1929, 11 minutes
—Twelfth Annual Tokyo May Day - Prokino, 1931, 7 minutes
—Workers Film and Photo League newsreel, TBA

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 75 minutes | Digital Projection

Live Music by
Yuriko Huguchi (tenor saxophone)
Coralie Lonfat (laptop electronics)
Chuck Bettis (laptop electronics)
Joe Merolla (violincello)

9PM
—Cinétracts – 1968, 75 minutes
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 75 minutes | Digital Projection

Live Music by
Ras Moche (saxophone)
Ken Silverman (guitar)

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Call for Art - Certain Days Calendar

Posted April 11, 2011 by meredith_stern in Calls for Art

Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar, 2012
Deadline: May 20th 2011
Theme: COINTELPRO, then and now, repression and resistance

The Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar collective (www.certaindays.org) will be releasing its 11th calendar in fall 2011. Over the years, we’ve turned our attention to various themes: grassroots organizing, the legacy of the Black Panther Party, and indigenous resistance. This year we are looking at the legacy of COINTELPRO, both historically and in contemporary contexts, and how movements have resisted state repression. (more information on COINTELPRO below)

We are looking for 12 works of art to feature in the calendar, which hangs in more than 2,000 homes, workplaces, and community spaces. We encourage artists to submit both new and existing work.

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Taller de Grabado a “Placa perdida” Del 15 al 17 de Abril En la ECPM68

Posted April 11, 2011 by santi

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JBbTC 53: New World Paperbacks pt.3

Posted April 11, 2011 by jmacphee in Judging Books by Their Covers

gover_portablewanter_1968.jpgFollowing up on last weeks post, and some of last years covers that slipped through the cracks, here is a cool selection of New World Paperbacks (NWP) covers. The original NWP posts, including their story and a dozen covers can be found HERE and HERE. Since those posts, I've picked up a half dozen additional NWP books and found a clutch of good images online.

To start with, I found 3 books of poetry, one from 1968, one from 1971, and one from 1982. The first (to the left), The Portable Walter, is definitely designed to appeal to youth culture, and their attraction to psychedelia. The color scheme of pink and purple, and the watery letter forms and shapes are reminiscent of the Haight-Ashbury rock posters so popular in 1966 and 67. It's actually quite suprising to me that the Communist Party would so quickly pick up on the aesthetics of the counter-culture, especially since they were simultaneously expelling young members they felt were becoming to anti-authoritarian. At the same time, there is still something awkward and staid in the cover. The figure, who I'm assuming is Walter Lowenfels, isn't wearing tie-die, or even jeans, but looks like he's at the beach on break from his office cubicle.

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RESOURCED Exhibition at the Black Butte Center for Railroad Culture

Posted April 11, 2011 by k_c_ in Justseeds Group Projects

amor-y-resistencia.jpgRESOURCED Exhibition Opening and Boxcar Music Show at 6pm

Black Butte Center for Railroad Culture
800 Black Butte Rd.
Weed, California

We will have an opening for the exhibition RESOURCED, a production of the Just Seeds screen print cooperative, which will be on display in our "reefer" gallery through June. It focuses on resource extraction and climate issues, major issues in our region, and includes 26 artist prints. See RESOURCED for more info. The show will also feature work by two of the individual Just Seeds members, New York City-based "Kevin Caplicki" and Portland-based "Roger Peet".

Later in the evening we'll have a boxcar music show with "Crackbox" (punk), featuring some BBCRC supporters and frequent visitors, on tour from New Orleans, making a stop at Black Butte.

Josh MacPhee printing at AIR (Pittsburgh)

Posted April 9, 2011 by shaun

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Josh MacPhee is in Pittsburgh this weekend, working on a new print at Artist Image Resource with help from Mary Tremonte. If you're in town, come by our distro HQ for the closing of his solo show and a slideshow/discussion with Josh this evening! More details on the event here (and more pictures after the cut).

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Resourced Exhibit in Providence, RI May 2011

Posted April 8, 2011 by meredith_stern

Justseeds portfolio project "Resourced" will be on view at AS220, 115 Empire Street, in Providence RI for the entire month of May.

May 1,2011 is also the art opening. So, come celebrate International Worker's Day by coming to the opening. 4-7pm.

Gallery hours are Tuesdays - Saturdays, from noon-6pm.

Carlos Cortéz and Allied Artists Exhibition Photos

Posted April 8, 2011 by colin_matthes

Here are a bunch of photos of work at the Carlos Cortez show in Milwaukee.

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Justseeds at the Bay Area & NYC Bookfairs

Posted April 8, 2011 by k_c_ in Events

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Justseeds will be tabling on both sides of the USA this weekend.
Roger Peet, Kevin Caplicki, Jesus Barraza, and Melanie Cervantes will be attending the

16th Annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair
April 9–10, 2011
SF County Fair Building (Hall of Flowers)
Golden Gate Park

See what's scheduled for the weekend at
sfbookfair.wordpress.com


While Molly Fair and friends will be holding down the

5th Annual NYC Anarchist Book Fair
Saturday, April 9th 2011
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South

Find out all that is happening in the next few days at
anarchistbookfair.net

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New Website for Judy Seidman

Posted April 7, 2011 by jmacphee in Art & Politics

memorial-85.gifJudy Seidman is an artist that has been involved in the social movements of South Africa for almost 40 years. She was involved in the amazing Medu Arts Ensemble, which launched the anti-Apartheid screenprinted poster movement in the early 1980s, many trade unions, women's organizations, and more recently with HIV/AIDS activist groups. I was lucky to work with her and meet her while organizing the Signs of Change exhibition back in 2007/2008. She has just put up a new website of her work, including posters, graphics, murals, drawings, and publications. Take a minute to check it out HERE.

image: J.A. Seidman, June 14 memorial, silkscreen, Gaborone 1985

April 10th! International Day of Action Against Nuclear Power (2)

Posted April 6, 2011 by icky

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More posters and reminder about the April 10th Day of Action

CALL FOR ACTION

"This is a global call for actions on 10th April.
We sincerely hope that you will take any actions together on that day.
Work with us in solidarity against all nuclear plants worldwide!"
April 10th Action tumblr site here
(for translations of the various texts: here)

More images and a notice for an event in NYC on the extended entry!

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Weiwei Works Here

Posted April 6, 2011 by roger_peet in Art & Politics

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Ai Weiwei is missing! The provocative Chinese artist was arrested at the Beijing airport on April 3 2011 and hasn't been seen or heard from since. My friends Amy Harwood and Ryan Pierce of Signal Fire have started a campaign for artists to show their solidarity with him and their opposition to China's ongoing crackdown on dissent. The site is weiweiworkshere.org and features downloadable graphics for people to print out and post in studios, public spaces, galleries; wherever art appears. Do it now. You're next.

Vanessa Renwick's two-night NYC retrospective

Posted April 6, 2011 by jmacphee in Film & Video

ivan_blowup.jpgA long time friend of Justseeds, filmmaker Vanessa Renwick has two-night retrospective (April 10-11) coming up in NYC!

Program 1: "The Oregon Department of Kickass" at UnionDocs
Sunday, April 10 at 7:30pm, $9 suggested donation.

Program 2: "Mix Me A Walk" at Anthology Film Archives (a Flaherty NYC event)
Monday April 11th at 7:30 PM, $9/$6 for Anthology members.

One of the cornerstones of Portland's remarkably fecund scene for moving-image art.
—Ed Halter, Rhizome

Filmmaker and curator Vanessa Renwick invites us to contemplate death, and to do so with a proper mix of wrenching horror and ecstatic wonder.
—Holly Willis, L.A. Times

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Josh MacPhee presents at Justseeds HQ (Pittsburgh)

Posted April 5, 2011 by shaun in Justseeds Group Projects

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Josh MacPhee is coming to our Pittsburgh Headquarters this weekend! Josh will present a short presentation/discussion entitled "Visualizing History from Below". The event is also the closing party for a solo exhibition of his prints. We hope to see you there! We are also now open on Sundays 2:00-6:00 pm! You can still email us at store at justseeds dot org to visit us at other times as well.

Josh MacPhee Talk & Closing Party: Visualizing History from Below

Saturday April 9th
7:00-10:00pm

Justseeds HQ
3410 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
At Doughboy statue. Enter at the back on Spring Way. Bike Parking Available...

BYOB & Snacks
Prints, posters, and books available for sale!

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Portrait of a Protest: Madison, Wisconsin

Posted April 5, 2011 by nicolas_lampert

Milwaukee-based photographer Kevin J. Miyazaki created an inspiring 4-minute video of portraits that he took of demonstrators in Madison. Looks like he set up a make-shift photo booth outside the Capital Building and invited people to have their portrait taken. I have been a long time admirer of Kevin's photography and great to see his creative efforts going to such a good cause. Also cool to see a number of Milwaukee comrades in the photos, including Steve and Eve.

Portrait Of A Protest: Madison, Wisconsin from Kevin J. Miyazaki on Vimeo.

Justseeder, Favianna Rodriguez, to speak in the Bronx on April 5th!

Posted April 4, 2011 by Favianna_Rodriguez in Events

Attention New York Art Fans. Favianna Rodriguez will be in NYC doing a public lecture at Lehman College. She will be speaking about her beginnings as an artist, about the various community organizations she helped found, and about how artists can develop innovative models to sustain their work. Info here:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
4:30 pm
In the Rotunda of the Lehman College Art Gallery
Fine Arts Building
250 Bedford Park Blvd. West
Bronx, NY 10468

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Interview in The Art Of Dismantling

Posted April 4, 2011 by meredith_stern

I was recently interviewed for this magazine. There are also a ton of interesting interviews of other people, including Alan Moore (from the comics: Watchmen, Swamp Thing, V For Vendetta, and much much more!) There are a ton of interviews, that are all about art and social change. It's a real interesting series!

http://www.theartofdismantling.com/2011/04/03/meredith-stern/

JBbTC 52: Prisons pt.8/George Jackson

Posted April 4, 2011 by jmacphee in Judging Books by Their Covers

davis_iftheycome03_NEW.jpgWell, I have to say, I'm pretty excited that I've now done a full year's worth of "Judging Books by Their Covers" blog posts! Week 52! In what has otherwise been an insane and erratic year, this blog has been one of the only consistent things in my life. I feel pretty damn accomplished!

As a bit of a celebration, I'm going to chill out for a couple weeks and rather than dig up a bunch of new subjects (plenty of which will be coming during year 2!), I'm going to go back over the past year and fill in some things I missed. Throughout the year, as I've been collecting new covers, I've come across a whole selection of great ones that fell through the cracks. Submitting to my completist tendencies, I'm going to fill in some of these gaps.

I'll start with the prison series, and in particular the political prisoner book covers. While at my friend Amadee's house awhile back I stumbled across a nice UK paperback edition of Angela Davis' If They Come in the Morning, her edited collection of writings about political prisoners from the early 70s. In many ways it echoes the US covers (which you can see in the week 43 post HERE), but the close up on the face with the full bleed is more inviting, and the simple sans serif title in orange and white is efficient and convincing. I think it is the most effective and least dated of the 3 covers.

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Jeff Koons Must Die!!

Posted April 4, 2011 by k_c_ in Film & Video

Jeff Koons Must Die!!! The Video Game from Hunter Jonakin on Vimeo.


"Jeff Koons is one of the most polarizing and well known contemporary artists living today. He attempts to elevate the banal by constructing large metal sculptures that resemble balloon animals, oil paintings that contain subject matter derived from digital collage, and large-scale pornographic photographs featuring the artist and his former wife, to name a few. All of Koons’s art is constructed by assistants. In general, viewers love or hate Koons and his work, and that is why he was chosen as the subject matter for this piece."

It's critiques like this that give me a real appreciation for video game makers. Koons is the best example of the times we live in. Art production so influenced by the market, its sole purpose is to accrue value. Totally vapid and devoid of anything to say, it reflects the content of large box stores and parking lots across the USA. Who the hell wants any of that crap anyhow? Baffles me.

Another game worth checking out is Faith Fighter, by MolleIndustria. Enjoy.

April 10th! International Day of Action Against Nuclear Power

Posted April 3, 2011 by icky in In the News

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CALL FOR ACTION
"This is a global call for actions on 10th April.
We sincerely hope that you will take any actions together on that day.
Work with us in solidarity against all nuclear plants worldwide!"
April 10th Action tumblr site here
(for translations of the various texts: here)

more posters on the next page and more to come!

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Warrior Writers in NYC

Posted April 3, 2011 by jmacphee in Events

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This just in from our friends in the Warrior Writers project and Iraq Veterans Against the War:

Please join us in celebrating the growth of our Warrior Writers community, now taking root in New York City.

What: In support of recent veterans in NYC, Warrior Writers launches Veterans’ Voices, a series of creative events for veterans and allies to move forward together.

Why: One of the greatest needs in times of conflict is to support veterans returning from war, as many of them find themselves isolated and unable to connect with the civilian environment in which they now live.
• To extend the reach of our successful programs to veterans and non-veterans in New York City and lay the foundation for an expanded Warrior Writers community.
• To see and hear how veterans have transformed their war experiences creatively.
• It is our right, our responsibility and our privilege to choose not to let conflict and misunderstandings escalate at home.

Who: Warrior Writers and you!
A Philadelphia-based organization working nationwide to support veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan through writing, creativity, alternative healing and dialogue with each other and the civilian community. Warrior Writers seeks to involve veterans, writers, artists, students, activists, healers and the general public in this ongoing creative process.

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American Icons: Graphics of Patriotism & Dissent

Posted April 2, 2011 by jmacphee in Events

450%20Amer%20Icon.jpgAmerican Icons: Graphics of Patriotism & Dissent

April 1 - 16, 2011
Otis College of Art & Design
Ben Maltz Gallery
(310) 665-6905 · galleryinfo@otis.edu

American Icons presents 75+ posters that riff on classic American icons including the flag, eagle, dollar sign, Statue of Liberty and Uncle Sam-in order to confront contemporary political and social issues. This project is a partnership with the Center for the Study of Political Graphics and Otis' Integrated Learning seminar "Designing the Political" led by Guy Bennett, Kerri Steinberg and Carol A. Wells.

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NO to Celebrate Peoples History Posters in San Cristobal, Chiapas.

Posted April 1, 2011 by santi in Art & Politics

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Strangely enough, there have been savage attacks on the picturesque streets of beautiful San Cristobal de las Casas. Chiapas.

The perpetrators wheat pasted posters and images of old forgotten stories that we would rather keep that way. All posters and images incorporated a rather tasteless phrase that stated, “CELEBRATE PEOPLE’S HISTORY”. The subject matter of the posters ranged from supporting the local rebel terrorists to promoting further vandalism of the pristine streets.

We the First World International Tourist Liberation Movement (FWITLM) condemn these violent acts of contempt against helpless concrete.
We call on our fellow tourists to send letters of complaint to coordinator of these “Celebrate Peoples History” posters, Mr. Josh MacPhee and ask any eyewitnesses to come forward with leads to find these vandals and criminals.

Together let’s say no to defacing the world’s sacred colonial buildings!
No to Celebrating People’s History!
No to wheat pasting!
Yes to maintaining tourist havens clear of locals and undesirables!

First World International Tourist Liberation Movement (FWITLM)

*The following are pictures that were anonymously sent to our Headquarters in Palm Beach, FL.

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