Art and Politics Now

March 2015

Capitalism Works For Me! True/False is included in the book, Art & Politics Now by Anthony Downey (amazon/library), and published by Thames & Hudson.

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Eyebeam Award Benefit, April 21 2015

March 2015

Eyebeam Awards Benefit 2015

For tickets please click here

Please join chair Marcy Bloom at a cocktail reception celebrating creativity & courage in art & technology at Eyebeam‘s first ever awards benefit

Hosts:

Jed Alpert, Emma Canarick, James Clar, Samara Daly, Ed Davis, Leah Gauthier, Amy Kletnick, Steve Lambert, Zachary Lieberman, Ricardo Miranda Zuniga, David K. Park, Tatiana & Campion Platt, Brian Rosenzweig, Ellen Sandor, Marc Schiller, Joe Versace, Alex Villari, and Caroline Woolard in formation.

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Speaking at Queens Museum/Queens College

March 2015

I’m giving a talk at Queens College/The Queens Museum.

The Queens Museum’s Open A.I.R. Artist Services Program and the Social Practice Queens MFA Concentration at Queens College invite you to join multidisciplinary artist Steve Lambert for a presentation and discussion of his work.

Date: March 17th 5-7pm
Location: Queens College, Klapper Hall, Fine Arts Department Room 403

Steve Lambert at Queens Musum College

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Presenting at Eyebeam Artists in Conversation

February 2015

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Artists In Conversation

Featuring Eyebeam Artists and Technologists

Saturday 21 February, 2015

12:00PM – 7:00PM

Please note this talk will take place in DUMBO, Brooklyn at Gallery 216, 111 Front Street

As part of the 2015 Annual Showcase, join participating Eyebeam artists for a full day of invigorating inquiry into critical approaches to emerging technologies and their creative usage. Topics will include: Wearable Tech Against Stop-and-Frisk, Discomfortability in Public Work, Online Presentations of Fictional Facts, and Architecture as Technology.

12:00PM – 12:45PM

Hoodies

Eyebeam Student Resident Iltimas Doha will join Joanne McNeil in conversation about his project “Hoodie”. Combined with stealth technology, this piece of clothing can be used as a protective tool against law enforcement harassment. As a victim of the NYPD stop-and-frisk tactic, Doha wants to empower other young potential targets of police harassment using technology.

1:00PM – 2:00PM

Discomfortability

Eyebeam Fellow Nancy Nowacek and Todd Shalom from Elastic City invite, battle and tame discomfort in their public, participatory work. As their work can potentially unsettle one’s emotional (and sometimes physical) state, it is often met with resistance or skepticism. Join Nowacek and Shalom in a talk about navigating these choppy waters. On stage will be two chairs, a microphone and nothing to hide behind.

2:00PM – 3:00PM

When the Fake Becomes Real

The internet is full of impostors, unreliable narrators, replicas, spoofers, parodies, and stories that present fiction as fact. Some things that started as fiction become fact, and this also happens in reverse. In conversation, current and former residents Joanne McNeil and Lauren McCarthy will discuss their work and give examples of the murky space between real and fake.

3:30PM – 4:30PM

Architecture as Technology

Eva Franch i Gilabert, Executive Director of and Chief Curator of Storefront for Art and Architecture, will join Eyebeam Fellow Torkwase Dyson in an inquiry into usage of architecture as a form of technology. Dyson explores architecture as a device to extrapolate ideas of human geography and in conversation, they will explore conceptual and formal architectural ideas as a means to develop iterations of space and place that impact the physiological makeup of the body.

5:00PM – 6:00PM

Playing For Laughs

How does comedy manifest itself in games? From having players do ridiculous things, to making ‘em laugh, to writing inside jokes – a panel of game designers will discuss how humor is incorporated into their games. Featuring Kaho Abe, Jane Friedhoff, and Eyebeam Residents Chloe Varelidi and Atul Varma.

6:00PM – 7:00PM

Everyday Strategies for Time Travel

There were some great things about the internet in 1970, 1992, 2000, and 2007. While nostalgia for a Web That Was is often misleading and misguided, alumni Ingrid Burrington and Steve Lambert will highlight some forgotten traits that can make our increasingly machine-readable, as-a-serviced now into a more human-inhabitable future. Burrington and Lambert will cover different approaches to stepping out of timestamps and constructing if not the web we once had, then at least the web we might want.

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This Week: Unit One/Allen Hall Guest-in-Residence

February 2015

Steve Lambert, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Unit One/Allen Hall Guest-in-Residence: 2/15-2/19

“The In-Residence Program at Unit One is a series of visiting guests who have a diverse range of professions and interests. Many guests have chosen paths that are unusual, and they are passionate about their work and lives, as well as fun, interesting people. Guests live in Allen Hall for 1-2 weeks, interacting with residents in a variety of non-academic programs, workshops, and informal discussions.”

More info

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Speaking at Fordham Urban Law Journal Symposium

February 2015

I’m giving the closing remarks at this Law symposium.

Fordham Urban Law Journal Symposium, Vol. XLII

Law, Urban Space, and The Future of Artistic Expression

Thursday, February 26, 2015
9 a.m.—5 p.m.

The symposium will examine legal issues surrounding street art, such as intellectual property and private and public spaces. It will also explore different perspectives of urban artistic expression, including large scale metropolitan art, the role of street art in shaping and changing communities, and the role of performance art generally in an urban space.

Fordham Law School
Skadden Conference Center
Costantino Room (Second Floor)
150 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023

Conference is co-sponsored by: Urban Law Center, Urban Studies Program at Fordham University, and Fordham Art Law Society

The program is free and open to the public. For more information or questions, please contact: symposium@urbanlawjournal.com

law.fordham.edu/ULJsymposium15

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Resistance and Revolution at Gund Gallery, Kenyon College

January 2015

Capitalism Works For Me! True/False Steve Lambert at the Gund Gallery

Resistance & Revolution: Responses in Contemporary Print, Technology and Community Activism

January 16, 2015–March 8, 2015 

This show includes Capitalism Works For Me! True/False, The New York Times Special Edition, The Public Energy Art Kit, and Public Forum.

Artists document or engage in political resistance through varying visual forms, media and technological means. Representing diverse responses to recent and perennial political issues in print, digital technology and social activism from the last decade this exhibition showcases works by Enrique Chagoya, Shephard Fairey, Steve Lambert, YES MEN and others who grapple with economic disparity, environmentalism, foreign policy, racial or gender inequality, among other concerns.

More at the Gund Gallery Site

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NY Times Special Edition featured in “Is Satire Saving Our Nation?”

December 2014

The New York Times Special Edition is included in a new book, “Is Satire Saving Our Nation? Mockery and American Politics” by Sophia A. McLennen and Remy M. Maisel, published by Palgrave Macmillan

Is Satire Saving Our Nation?

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Victor Manuel Cázares Vazquez will Talk with Anyone About Anything

November 2014

Victor Manuel Cázares Vazquez is the latest to repeat my I Will Talk With Anyone About Anything project, this time in Nuevo Laredo, MX. It got him in the local news.

Thanks Victor!

I Will Talk With Anyone About Anything Mexico Steve Lambert

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Video: Lecture at Grand Valley State University

November 2014

This is the talk I gave at Grand Valley State University. During the Q&A I was first told I was a finalist for Art Prize, so that’s why none of the issues around the funding and giving away the prize are mentioned.

This is what I was thinking about and talking about in September 2014. Topics covered include:

  • Growing up in San Mateo, CA
  • Liberal Education
  • What art is for
  • Jesus of Nazareth vs. Jesus the King
  • Monet’s Haystacks
  • Futurist Theory
  • Some work I made
  • The problem with awe and wonder
  • The problem with explicit persuasion
  • Power

And there are jokes.

Watch it here:

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