The Phoenix Hotel
Thursday, May 23, 2013 – 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Center for Civic Media, MIT Media Lab, E15-344
“Lambert has spent years researching, developing, and testing the “art of activism” – applying an artistic aesthetic tactically, strategically, and organizationally. He’ll share some of what he’s learned from history, cognitive psychology, marketing, and sociology to better understand audiences and make more effective activism.”
I will have a video screened at this festival as part of the “Oh Internetz” event.
Please join us on May 24th, at 6.00pm, to celebrate the opening of Ireland’s most ambitious New Media Arts Festival to date.
RUN COMPUTER RUN @ GLITCH 2013 is an exhibition focused on examining artistic responses to cultural, economic, and social factors that currently affect the evolution of the Internet. The festival features four exhibitions, eight workshops, a symposium featuring leading thinkers and curators in the field of New Media Art, and a showcaseof short films.
Now in its third year, GLITCH is an opportunity for the public to engage with new art in an exciting and innovative way. With a huge range of events and a programme of exhibitions involving Internationally renowned artists including Casey Reas, Marius Watz, FIELD, Pixel Noizz, Constant Dullart, Evan Roth and many more, this year’s GLITCH festival is the most ambitious and largest to date.
GLITCH: Run Computer, Run! is curated by Nora O’ Murchú, Post-doctoral researcher at CRUMB, University of Sunderland.
GLITCH is sponsored by: Arts Council Ireland, EU Presidency fund, CRUMB, University of Sunderland, Layar, EXHIBIT A, LUAS, Basic.fm, Select Digital Print Group, Bavaria
Media Partner: Totally Dublin
For more information, please see our PRESS RELEASE attached.
I’ll be representing the Center for Artistic Activism at this roundtable on alternative education programs on Thursday.
What are the theoretical and political repercussions of education outside of a traditional classroom? Whether spurred on by a tidal wave of student debt, changes in technology, or new and nontraditional learning scenarios emerging from various academic disciplines, DIY education is on the rise. This workshop and roundtable brings together artists, educators, and researchers to present case studies of important experiments in this area to explore the future of creative learning outside of the conventional classroom, moving beyond questions of whether these alternative spaces can produce meaningful learning.
Mary Walling Blackburn, Anhoek School; Jen Messier and Jonathan Soma, Brooklyn Brainery; Ajay Singh Chaudhary and Abby Kluchin, Brooklyn Institute for Social Research; Haley Mellin, Bruce High Quality Foundation University; Mark Allen, Machine Project; J. Morgan Puett, Mildred’s Lane; Michael Mandiberg, New York Arts Practicum; Jon Santiago, NYC Resistor; Yukiko Hanawa and Cynthia Lawson Jaramillo, Occupy University; Steve Lambert, School for Creative Activism;Nova Benway & Taeyoon Choi, The Public School; Katherine Carl and Srdjan Jovanović Weiss, School of Missing Studies; Carla Herrera-Prats, SOMA Summer; Caroline Woolard, TradeSchool.coop. Moderated by Michael Mandiberg, College of Staten Island, CUNY.
The James Gallery Room 9206
April 11th 2013
Center for the Humanities
The Graduate Center
City University of New York
Cosponsored by Graduate Center Digital Initiatives and JustPublics@365.
Sculpture Magazine did a review of Capitalism Works For Me! True/False in their most recent issue. Read the PDF: SculptureMag-Steve Lambert.pdf
I’m going to try to make the screening. I discuss illegal billboards in the film. See you there?
The Documentary THIS SPACE AVAILABLE directed by Gwenaëlle Gobé on the impact of visual pollution on cities is screening at The New School on March 15th at 6PM. Panel discussion with director to follow.
The event is free and open to the public.
Billboards and commercial messages dominate the public space like never before. Can we reverse this visual pollution? This Space Available looks at diverse activists from the worlds of advertising, street art, and politics. Influenced by the writing of Marc Gobé ( Emotional Branding ), his daughter Gwenaelle directs with tremendous verve in her depiction of New Yorkers and others around the world who want to reclaim the integrity of their cities against an onslaught of visual pollution.
I participated in this “twitter panel” for Creative Time about Nato Thompson and Liam Gillick’s discussion for Creative Time Reports. The whole discussion was archived via Storify and you can read through the embedded page here: Read on…
I’m proud to be included in this radio piece for Future Tense (Australian public radio) on Pranks and Tricksters. The show also interviewed Charlie Todd (Improv Everywhere), Bani Brusadin, and Dr. Gabriela Coleman.
You can download the Pranks and Tricksters MP3 or just listen to it here:
The interview went really well and the production is excellent. I highly recommend giving it a listen.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT IS TAKING PLACE AT NO LONGER EMPTY’S TEMPORARY EXHIBITION VENUE, LOCATED AT 29-27 41ST AVENUE, LONG ISLAND CITY, QUEENS
Date + time: Thursday, January 24th, 8 pm – 10 pm
Location: 29-27 41st Avenue, Long Island City
Flux Factory is pleased to present its last edition of Flux Death Match, a feisty debate series in which opinionated experts lay down their thoughts, and put their foot in their mouths over hot button issues. Spontaneous quips, grisly “smack downs,” and a punishing fog machine are the name of the game. But in true action fashion, the final blow comes from the audience.
Steve Lambert, visual artist and co-founder of Center for Artistic Activism; Alexis Clements, writer and current fellow at Cultural Strategies Initiative; and Deborah Fisher, Executive Director of A Blade of Grass, will tangle over the art worlds’ most scarce resource: CASH. Where should it come from? Who gets it? And what should they do with it?
This fourth Death Match, Arts Funding: Follow the $$$$, is Flux Factory’s contribution to No Longer Empty’s How Much Do I Owe You? exhibition which focuses on value and exchange. The event starts at 8:00 pm with an open bar and reception for the panelists and audience members. The debate begins at 8:30 sharp and will be followed by a Q&A session, after which the audience will determine the winner. In keeping with the topic, high stakes are at risk: the winner takes all presenter honoraria and distributes as s/he sees fit.
The series is organized and moderated by Douglas Paulson and Christina Vassallo and is generously supported by our main sponsor AT&T. Additional funding is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
You can see my terrible draft sketches in this interview for Type Talk.
I had a great time talking with Jason Sims about the various places I’ve lived and how it’s affected my work as an artist. You can listen to it on Slice Radio, download the mp3, subscribe in your podcatcher of choice, or whatever.
Can I highly recommend it? Because I do.
- Michelle Andrade
- Richard Ankrom
- Sandow Birk and Elyse Pignolet
- Daniela Comani
- Ala Ebtekar
- Richard Kraft
- Steve Lambert
- Andrew Lewicki
- William Powhida
- Erika Rothenberg
- Alex Schaefer
Miami Project, a contemporary and modern art fair, will debut on December 4-9, 2012 in Miami’s Midtown/Wynwood Art District. The Fair, centrally located at NE 1st Avenue and NE 29th Street in a 65,000 square foot modular structure next door to Art Miami, will feature presentations by 65 galleries from around the world.
MediaImpact: International Festival of Activist Art
Festival presentation, talks and debates
16 November 2012, 7:00pm
34 Stuyvesant Street, Barney Building (Between 3rd and 2nd Avenues at 9th Street)
NYUSteinhardt, Department of Art & Art Professions, New York
Art that steps out into the public space in order to call for social change is a relatively recent phenomenon in Russia. The development of this genre has evolved alongside the emergence of civil society in Russia, which has been accompanied by a rise of mass protests on the one hand and political repression on the other. In this case artists become precursors to and catalysts of social processes, but they also assume a heroic role as they go out into the street to confront the system.
The festival presentation will include talks and screenings on Russian activist art as well as discussion with festival participants and audience.
Participants: Alina and Jeff Blumis (artists, New York), Andy Bichlbaum (activist, New York), Andrew Boyd (activist, New York), Avram Finkelstein (activist, New York), Ilya Falkovskiy (artist, Moscow), Nina Felshin (curator, New York), Steve Lambert (activist, New York), Maria Kalinina (curator, Moscow), Anya Sarang (activist, Moscow), Tatiana Volkova (curator, Moscow).
In collaboration with the Center for Artistic Activism.
Media Impact presentation in the US is made possible in part with funds from CEC ArtsLink.
Poupětova 1, Prague 7
The project Cartographies of Hope: Change Narratives was born out of the sense of urgency and the effort to address this situation. It seeks to bring attention to this condition and to call for joint effort to identify alternatives we can agree. The premise of the project is that narratives of social imaginary play a key role in generating positive changes. Social change is always seen as a certain story, which then becomes an important driver of the change itself. This double function of reflection and agency constitutes a methodological core of the project. Read on…
Co- Re-Creating Spaces
CentralTrak, 800 Exposition Ave., Dallas, TX
2012-11-17 – 2013-01-05
Co- Re-Creating Spaces surveys how artists are questioning and subverting existing contexts or spaces and contributing to their re-imagining and re-creation. The exhibition recognizes that “reality” itself can be both art medium and art object, and speculates how developments in the virtual and the actual might affect one another.
The exhibition will include works by Morehshin Allahyari; Nadav Assor; Amy Balkin; Aram Bartholl; Zanny Begg & Oliver Ressler; Linda Bilda; Irina Botea; Martha Colburn; eteam; Cao Fei; Yevgeniy Fiks, Olga Kopenkina, & Alexandra Lerman; the Institute for Wishful Thinking; Cassandra Emswiler, Kristen Cochran, & Greg Metz; Martha Rosler; Dread Scott; the Yes Men/Steve Lambert; and Karen Weiner, with Celia & Frank Eberle. Curated by Carolyn Sortor & Michael A. Morris.
My It’s Time to Fight and It’s Time to Stop Fighting show at Charlie James Gallery was the backdrop for these 3 videos encouraging people to vote in the election.
I Am Voting:
Vote Like a Champion:
Vote Your Dreams:
I’m feeling good after the Creative Time Summit this past weekend. I’ve been looking forward to it for years and was glad to participate.
Below is a video of my presentation. All the presentations are limited to 8 minutes and the end of 8 minutes is indicated by a musician playing on the side of the stage. When asked to speak, I knew immediately how I would finish.
The second day of the summit was very rewarding. I did two 90 minute sessions, one with Stephen Duncombe on Utopian Strategy and another on my own on communication models for activists and artists. This was where the real value came as I got to work with around 40 people total and share some valuable tools that we usually can only share in Center for Artistic Activism weekend workshops.
With so many smart people in town, there’s been some great follow up meetings and conversations. I have a feeling some exciting things will come from this.
It’s Time to Fight and It’s Time to Stop Fighting
2012 solo show at Charlie James Galleryhttp://www.vimeo.com/50419953 http://www.vimeo.com/49384500
Details on the work included in the show:
- Capitalism Works For Me! True/False
- Tell the Truth
- Enduring Values
- Give and Give and Give
- Wealth or Happiness
- How Change Happens
Required Reading: Printed Material as Agent of Intervention
October 3 – December 15, 2012
Opening reception: Wednesday, October 3, 6-8pm
Center for Book Arts, 28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor, New York
Curated by Yaelle S. Amir
Required Reading: Printed Material as Agent of Intervention presents fifteen projects that range from published books and correspondence to performance and video documentation, and are meant to challenge a political or social issue. The works in this exhibition demonstrate the ability of printed materials to act as symbols of ideologies and beliefs. They are used by the participating artists as social agents—intervening in public space to expose an audience to new opportunities and alternative concepts. In a culture where visual noise is inescapable, printed matter provides an opportunity to pause, grasp, ruminate, and pass along. We use it to educate ourselves and others, to create a gash in a stagnant situation, articulate a new context, and imagine our society as it can and should be.
AREA Chicago (Samuel Barnett, Euan Hague, Jayne Hileman, Dave Pabelllon, Daniel Tucker, and Rebecca Zorach)
Marisa Jahn (REV-) with Street Vendor Project of the Urban Justice Center
Jen Kennedy and Liz Linden
Steve Lambert and Andy Bichlbaum of The Yes Men (with 30 writers, 50 advisors, 1,000 volunteer distributors, CODEPINK, May First/People Link, Evil Twin, Improv Everywhere, and Not An Alternative)
Lize Mogel with Mara Cherkasky, John Cloud, and Ryan Shepardt
Queerocracy and Carlos Motta
Occupied Newspapers (The Boston Occupier, The Occupied Times of London, The Occupied Oakland Tribune, Occupy Pittsburgh Now, and The Occupied Wall Street Journal)
S.W.A.M.P. (Matt Kenyon with Doug Easterly)
Temporary Services, Tamms Year Ten and Sarah Ross