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2024

 

New York 2044 is a speculative social sculpture in the form of an online and print newspaper conceived of by the artist, writer, and organizer Noah Fischer. Commissioned by More Art, Fischer’s research-based artwork will take the form of a newspaper that proposes the city we want to inhabit in 2044, and how to get there.

Interactive newspaper from the future here.

List of Graphic stories here.

Issues report on how the gap between rich and poor is radically narrowing, green housing is plentiful and affordable, and life is healthier and more equitable in New York City, 20 years in the future, without avoiding the familiar challenges and paradoxes. Each headline is shaped by interviews with someone deeply committed to that particular aspect of city life in the present, and a snippet of their personal journey is told in graphic novel format by clicking their author picture on the article. Three playful, aspirational, retro-futuristic, visually stunning printed and online issues will be produced over 2024, joining in concert with More Art’s other public programs, events, and projects for the year.

Issue 1 focuses on housing (a.k.a. “The Rent Is Too Damn Affordable!”), issue #2 will focus on immigration (“Welcoming All to the City of the World”) and issue 3 will focus on Health and Labor (“Years Added to New Yorker’s Lives!”).

New York 2044 begins as a series of speculative interviews. Folks from organizations working on these issues, as well as others with diverse and interesting perspectives, are invited to step outside of their day-to-day, and dream up future scenarios. Illustrations bring these visions to life, making them accessible, joyful, and personal. Over the run of the project, issues of the newspaper will be distributed to New Yorkers in public spaces at public events.

New York 2044

And example below of an interviewee’s story (Jenny Dubnau).

 

 

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2022

 

Three issues of the Fair Contract News were distributed in support of the November/December 2022 strike at The New School, the longest adjunct strike in US history.

 

2022

 

https://hyperallergic.com/744940/reflecting-on-nationalism-at-the-venice-biennale/

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

I used to think that to be relevant as an artist was to participate in the logic of the market, but that changed in 2011…This visual reflection was published in Hyperallergic on the 10th anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.All original images are pen and ink on paper with digital color.

https://hyperallergic.com/677390/thinking-about-art-on-the-10th-annivers…

 

2021

 

The Graphic story is entitled “The Giant Pit.”  It’s a meditation on art and the economy of the future, the legacy of the Guggenheim family, and hopefully you’ll appreciate the dark narrative humor and intense detail of the drawings as you journey into the future-past. It was published by the magazine L’internationale Online, platform of research, debate, and communication supported by a number of progressive museums across Europe. This excellent issue focuses on Class and Redistribution.
My graphic story is here, page 77 (39 in the 2 page layout).

 

 

2021

 

While Trump appears to have sparked a progressive uprising in the art world, there remains a battle between a grassroots struggle to redistribute power, and those who place institutional preservation at the center.

Why the Art World Needs Populism

 

 

2020

 

During the Occupy Wall Street Movement, the artist wandered Zuccotti Park as a talking coin giving voice to the complaints of a faltering democracy in the face of concentrated corporate wealth. Then one day an old Yippie, famous for pie-in-the facing Washington elites, admonished him to leave the comfort of the occupation in search of more productive confrontations.

https://read.dukeupress.edu/theater/article/49/3/41/158003/Performance-Breakthrough-2036-A-Speculative-Fable

 

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