Date/Time: 24/09/2008 12:00 am
CONVERGENCE CENTER AT PARK AVENUE ARMORY
Wednesday, September 24: Ethics in the Art World
7 pm: Speech by Brian Holmes
Holmes is an art and cultural critic, activist and translator. He co-organizes a series of seminars on geopoetics and geopolitics with 16 Beaver Group.
8 pm: Speech by Karen Finley
Finley is a controversial and influential American performance artist, whose theatrical pieces and recordings have often been labeled “obscene” due to their graphic depictions of sexuality, abuse, and disenfranchisement. She was one of the “NEA Four,” a group of performance artists whose grants from the National Endowment for the Arts were vetoed in 1990 on the basis of subject matter. In 1998, the case reached the U.S. Supreme Court in National Endowment for the Arts v. Finley.
9 pm: Performance by GuerrillaGirlsBroadBand
GuerrillaGirlsBroadBand is a bevy of young, next-generation feminists and artists of color. They will perform a CNN-style “expert commentary” exploring the implications for women of Sarah Palin’s VP candidacy.
Thursday, September 25
7-9 pm: Open Rant Night
Visitors to Democracy in America are given an opportunity to exercise their First Amendment rights in the Park Avenue Armory’s Drill Hall. Sign up on the website, or at the entrance to the show for a chance to speak your mind!
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Friday, September 26: Cultural Production + Neoliberal Capital
12 to 3 pm: Performance by Pia Lindman
7:30 pm to 10 pm: Live music series organized by Angel Nevarez + Valerie Tevere
Featuring bands So So Glos, Nutria, and Taigaa!
Saturday, September 27
1-3 pm: Performance by GuerrillaGirlsBroadBand
In this performance, audience members are inducted as counter-recruits, people who pledge to protest the U.S. military’s recruitment of high school and college students.
3-6 pm: Performance by Pia Lindman
6 pm: Speech by Camilo Mejía (Nation Institute Presents)
Camilo Mejía is a former member of the Florida National Guard and was one of the first Iraq War veterans to become a conscientious objector. He is now an anti-war activist and the chair of the board of directors of Iraq Veterans Against the War.
7 pm: Speech by David Harvey
David Harvey is the Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and has authored numerous books and essays influential in the development of modern geography.
8 pm: Speech by W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy)
W.A.G.E. is a group of individuals fighting for the rights of artists to be paid for their labor.
9 pm: Speech by the Yes Men
The Yes Men use humor, truth, lunacy and the medium of film to bring attention to the global misdeeds of large corporations and government branches.