#OccupyArtists

A stack of artists, musicians, writers, thespians, chanteurs, crafters, filmmakers, designers, composers, photographers, thinkers, illustrators, dramaturgists, tinkerers, raconteurs, bricoleurs, <3ers + the Occupy Movement.

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"This image represents my support for the Occupy movement, a grassroots movement spawned to stand up against corruption, imbalance of power, and failure of our democracy to represent and help average Americans. On the other hand, as flawed as the system is, I see Obama as a potential ally of the Occupy movement if the energy of the movement is perceived as constructive, not destructive. I still see Obama as the closest thing to “a man on the inside” that we have presently. Obviously, just voting is not enough. We need to use all of our tools to help us achieve our goals and ideals. However, I think idealism and realism need to exist hand in hand. Change is not about one election, one rally, one leader, it is about a constant dedication to progress and a constant push in the right direction. Let’s be the people doing the right thing as outsiders and simultaneously push the insiders to do the right thing for the people. I’m still trying to work out copyright issues I may face with this image, but feel free to share it and stay tuned…"
-Shepard Fairey
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Permalink Here&#8217;s a shout out to the folks over at Hyperallergic who have steadily kept up with Occupy/Art since the beginning.
Highly recommended.
 
Permalink The beauty of infographics collide with Occupy Wall Street demands &amp; grievances in The Declaration of the Occupation of NYC.
Over on TruthOut is an interview with Rachel Schragis who created the flow: http://www.truth-out.org/how-do-you-illustrate-corruption-artist-rachel-schragis-explains/1320434040

"This image is profoundly not a solution: to either the injustices we face or my own (infinitely smaller) creative concerns. It is a statement of the problem, and its material being does not reflect the world we want: to start, it is drawn with (toxic) sharpies and distributed through the (unsustainably powered) internet. And the reality it states, let us not forget, is pretty bleak. I dream about making spaces that inspire justice -  not just collections of words that show what&#8217;s wrong. And isn&#8217;t this really what OWS is about, at its core? Believing that if we start by stating the problems correctly, a better world than we can currently envision is possible. Demanding that we dream up that world, and build that dream. "


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Call for Artists @ Occupy Boston Art

From their website:

Undivided: Dewey Square Pop-up Art Show
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Inspired by Occupy Boston/Occupy Wall St.

The purpose of the exhibition is to provide an artistic platform to inspire an open dialog about the economic divide in this country, the democratic process as an organizing tool, and the diverse communities that make up the 99%. It is our hope to create an environment where a diverse community of people can gather and begin to dissect the issues and formulate solutions.

The show will be Sunday, November 6th from 1p-4p in Dewey Square at the site of Occupy Boston. Limitations of the space: This will be an outdoor venue at the Dewey Square Occupation site, artists must provide their own easels or tables to display work, we do not recommend fragile pieces. Please be prepared to stay at the site during the duration of the Pop-up Art Show. Alternative Rain Date TBD if needed.

Artist Call:
The Dewey Square Pop-up Art Show Committee is looking for art that is inspired by the following statements:

This is what democracy looks like.
We are the 99%.
This is what economic justice/injustice looks like.

Art format can include: Visual arts such as painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, illustration, signs, and drawings. Performance Art such as spoken word, 3 minute plays or performance pieces, music, or dance.

All are encouraged to visit the sign making tent for access to materials such cardboard, markers, paint, and paper. If you are interested in showing work, have questions, or want more info please email occupybostonart@gmail.com. Follow us on twitter @occupybostonart

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#occupySPACE

The Occupy movement has gone to all 7 continents but it hasn’t quite reached space yet. So until then, if you happen to be over at #OccupyMaine in Portland, the SPACE Gallery has an Occupy exhibit going on right now, asking for submissions of “statements, slogans, drawings, hopes for the future, concerns, visions, epiphanies, pleas, and more.”

[Edit:] Submissions accepted from Monday 10.17.2011 through Tuesday 11.01.2011

For exhibit/submission details: http://www.space538.org/exhibit_details.php?id=117

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Permalink Over at Occupy Design, they&#8217;ve added universal iconography for logistics and protest signage to semiotically (and aesthetically) advance the Occupy movements (or as I also like to think of it, to MIP - Make It Pretty), bringing civil disobedience into the 21st century with the beauty of crowd-sourcing and cloud computing.
Designers can contribute to the pool of crowd-sourced designs and requests can be made by Occupy groups via a web form (google docs). A Designer&#8217;s Toolkit, with Oswald font, is also provided.
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The World We Want Is Us

It moves my heart to see your awakened faces;

the look of “aha!”

shining, finally, in

so many

wide open eyes.

Yes, we are the 99%

all of us

refusing to forget

each other

no matter, in our hunger, what crumbs

are dropped by

the 1%.

The world we want is on the way; Arundhati

and now we

are

hearing her breathing.

That world we want is Us;  united;  already moving

into it.


Copyright © 2011 Alice Walker // Occupy Writers

(Source: occupywriters.com)

Permalink Over at Occupy George, 1 dollar bills are being re-inked into portable infographics:

Money talks, but not loud enough for the 99%. By circulating dollar  bills stamped with fact-based infographics, Occupy George informs the  public of America&#8217;s daunting economic disparity one bill at a time.  Because money knowledge is power.

With templates for your own rubber stamps and info sources to boot!
Permalink Shepard Fairey adds his pool of images to the Occupy movement.For originals/full set: http://obeygiant.com/support-the-occupy-movement-free-downloads