Parsons is hosting a talk with Imani Brown and Noah Fischer on Occupy Museums on Feb 8 at 6:15 pm in Kellen Auditorium, 66 Fifth Ave., Lobby.
Here is the full schedule of this spring’s visitors. Each talk is followed by a pretty good Q&A session.
Feb 8 – Occupy Museums: Imani Brown and Noah Fischer
Occupy Museums is an ongoing protest that formed in October 2011. It is an agile action group within the OWS Movement. Occupy Museums was proposed in early October 2011 to the Arts and Culture working group within Occupy Wall Street and was given enthusiastic consensus. The first action was organized for the Museum of Modern Art and the New Museum. Participants staged an OWS-style assembly in front of the museums where a manifesto was read and injustices in the world of arts and culture were spoken publicly using the people’s mic. This first action was widely covered in the press and debated on countless online forums. At the end of the action, directors of MoMA came down and asked what we wanted. We replied that we had no demands, but would continue to Occupy each week in order to open up a meaningful conversation about economic injustice and abuse of the public for the gain of the 1% in cultural institutions.