Dara Greenwald presents work at The Creative Time Summit, Oct 23-24

Dara Greenwald presents work at The Creative Time Summit, Oct 23-24

Date posted: 2009-10-05 12:54:33

The Creative Time Summit: Revolutions in Public Practice

October 23-24

35+ artists present their work at a one-day conference at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of the New York Public Library.

Opening October 23, with the bestowal of the Leonore Annenberg prize for Art and Social Change on the Yes Men.  Reserve tickets here.

Artist, writer, and curator Dara Greenwald is engaged in the intersection of experimental forms and social activism. In addition to her video work, she has been involved in various cultural activist enterprises that work to critique capitalism. Recently she has collaborated with artist Josh MacPhee on the extensive poster exhibition "Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures from 1960s to NOW." Greenwald's work was also included in the "WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution" exhibition and she contributed an essay to the catalogue for Creative Time's "Democracy in America: The National Campaign."

The Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art and Social Change is an annual $25,000 award named in honor of Mrs. Annenberg's life-long dedication to supporting the artistic voice in our culture, and to the vital role of art in educating and expanding our cultural dialogue. The inaugural prize will be awarded to The Yes Men during the opening of The Creative Time Summit on Friday, October 23.

The Yes Men agree their way into the fortified compounds of commerce, ask questions, and then smuggle out the stories of their hijinks to provide a public glimpse at the behind-the-scenes world of business. This legendary group of culture jammers is, through their longstanding practice of invading and subverting modes of corporate communication, at the forefront of a movement to produce substantive change in our world. They are well known for projects ranging from impersonating representatives of major corporations to the distribution of thousands of copies of a simulated edition of The New York Times featuring idealistic, progressive headlines.
Over the years they have also launched some very unconventional products—from the Dow Acceptable Risk calculator (a new industry standard for determining how many deaths are acceptable when achieving large profits), to Vivoleum (a new renewable fuel sourced from the victims of climate change. The gonzo political activists were the subject of a documentary film, The Yes Men (2003), and their new documentary film, The Yes Men Fix the World (2009), was awarded the prestigious audience award at the Berlin International Film Festival. The Yes Men Fix the World premiered on HBO this summer, and will launch theatrically nationwide in October.


“What is Democracy?” with Filmmaker Astra Taylor
April 24, 2019 7:00 PM
Studio Beta @ EMPAC and The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave., Troy, NY

Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, What is Democracy reflects on a word we often take for granted.  Join Filmmaker Astra Taylor for a media and activism workshop from 4:00 to 5:30 PM on Studio Beta at EMPAC, and screen the film later that evening at the Sanctuary for Indepndent Media in Troy.