If you remember, I was on Jason Sims podcast, “Jason Sims Puts You In Your Place” a few months back and Jason and I decided to make it the first “2-parter.”
You can listen to Part 2 now and in this conversation we talk about:
- getting my wisdom teeth taken out in Tijuana.
- the non-glamorous side of traveling for work – from touring with bands to teaching with the Center for Artistic Activism
- seeking out meaningful experiences on the road at the expense of those very experiences
- Visiting Kenya
- The struggle of saying “no” to what sound like amazing opportunities
You can get it on iTunes or from the site, Jason Sims Puts You In Your Place.
I have work with Charlie James Gallery at ArtPadSF.
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.
Public Programs at The New School
“Capitalism Works For Me! True/False” is on the cover of issue 114 of Social Text.
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.
Charlie James Gallery will be exhibiting at Miami Project Art Fair (Booth #809) where we will be showing works by:
- 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.