Tue - Sat, 12 - 6PM / 212.937.6580 / 540 W 21st St. New York, NY 10011
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 Red, Art Production Coop, Arts & Labor, The Base, Beyond Childcare Coop, Books Thru Bars NYC, Claiborne McDonald, Center for Urban Pedagogy, Deep Dish TV, Democracy Now, Fair Pay Music, Fixers Collective NYC, Flatbush Mutual Aid, Flux Factory, Fractured Atlas, Free Cooper Union, freeDimensional, Hibridos Collective, The Illuminator, Intern Labor Rights, I Ran into Iran, Lanchonete, Making Worlds, Mayfirst/PeopleLink, MetaLocal, Mexicali Rose, Mutual Aid NYC, Neter, NYC Anti-Eviction Network, Nsumi Collective, OurGoods, OWS Screen Printers Guild, Paper Tiger Television, The Pedagogy Group, The Public School, Radix Media, REV-, Tech-Ops, TimeBanksNYC, Times Up, Trade School, Trust Art, US Federation of Worker Cooperatives, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, W.A.G.E., and more.
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.
Research: Education, Open Culture, Sustainability, Urban Research
Tags: art, Alternative Economies