Ten years ago, a group of occupiers rode the subway from Zuccotti park to MoMA, where we held a small but obstructive assembly in front of the museum. Shouting through the “people’s mic,” we compared MoMA to the ratings agencies which had awarded AAA s …
This essay published in Out of Place: Artists, Pedagogy, and Purpose, edited by Tim Doud and Zoë Charlton. Art is not a practical career and people generally know this. One who takes it up ought to eventually make peace with this fact but that’s not me …
https://publicseminar.org/2019/04/artist-as-debtor-debt-as-creator/ This article is part of a series of texts published on Public Seminar in the lead-up to the Digital/Debt/Empire symposium in Vancouver in late April 2019, convened by Benjamin Anderson, Enda Brophy and Max Haiven.
The bronze public monuments built to cut through time as Shackleton’s Endurance was built to cut through arctic ice are arriving in our present moment as anachronistic vessels. Whether appropriate or not, they refuse to budge from public space.
I can’t forget the puzzling silence of Mark di Suvero…(read full essay in pdf)
Pulished in Hyperallergic:
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http://field-journal.com/issue-2/fischer Part 1: Introduction
Imagine that you are in your studio, or at the desk of the office where you work, or in the classroom where you study. You are temporarily lost in thought about your creative process, thinking about what you will work on next, trying to make something of value. But how do you settle on a system that constitutes quality? How do you reconcile your own vision with the jury of institutional gatekeepers who curate artistic quality and keep score on your art practice?
Artleaks Gazette, the yearly magazine of the international art organizing site Artleaks has published an essay which finds new connections in my artistic/poltical practice of the last years from Occupy Museums through GULF. Comments on the 7th Berlin Biennale by Artur Zmijewski. You can read the Gazette here PDF of article here
http://artfcity.com/2013/06/07/where-is-occupy-now/ Where is Occupy Now?June 1, 2013. Answer:Turkey.
This came just came out in February issue of Brooklyn Rail, guest edited by Martha Schwendener. http://www.brooklynrail.org/2013/02/artseen/lotus-petals
I smelled manifesto when Brian Unger asked me to write “some kind of aesthetic-philosophical commentary on Zen art in America” for this issue of Zen Monster. It is a daunting subject, but I had actually been waiting for someone to request this.
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I went to all of the large anti-war protests in New York City between 2002 and 2004 and always brought a camera. But it never worked. The pictures produced by my father’s black Ricoh were neither fuzzy nor pointing in the wrong direction – yet, even worse, they were not even photographs. Later I realized that my snapshots had been nullified by powerful forces emanating from the center of the crowd. So I put down my camera and set out to take a photograph of the crowd.