We’re psyched to be working on the 2013 Fall Ball with some of our favorite artists, transforming Output into an immersive, hyper-colorized dance-art marathon, presented by ABSOLUT.
Get CREATIVE with us! Show your commitment to artists’ dream projects and the transformation of public spaces into places of imagination and wonder. Tickets are going fast. Don’t miss out—get yours today.
Shaoxiong is a member of Xijing Men, also comprising Tsuyoshi Ozawa (Japan) and Gimhongsok (Korea). Founded in 2006, Xijing Men are known for for staging scenarios imbued with satire, absurdity, and sarcasm that tackle geopolitical tensions.
Why we love Shaoxiong and Xijing Men:
In the “Xijing Olympics,” held by the collective during the Beijing Olympics, participants passed a lit cigarette in place of a torch, held a marathon on the subway, and played football with a watermelon
Chen also founded Big Tail Elephant Group, an influential art collective that used social commentary to address China’s rapid urbanization, globalization, and other issues in the 1990’s
They satirized the immigration policies between Japan and China with their Welcome to Xijing: Xijing Immigration Services
For some fifty years, Lucy Lippard, art critic, writer, curator, and activist, has played a critical role in shaping – and simultaneously deconstructing – what we define as art.
Why we love Lucy:
She was one of the key people to lead the way in bringing the voices of women to art criticism
Her writings, including the seminal Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object, are required reading in classrooms around the world and were the subject of a groundbreaking exhibition on Conceptualism at the Brooklyn Museum in 2012
Her extensive list of accomplishments and awards includes a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Criticism from the College Art Association, and two National Endowment for the Arts grants
In 1999, Steve Powers stopped writing graffiti and tending bar and dedicated himself to being a full-time artist. His ongoing, international public art project A Love Letter for Youdiscusses the complexities and rewards of relationships.
Why we love Steve
We always smile every time we see his Love Letter to Brooklyn on an old Macy’s parking garage which he called “one of the ugliest pieces of architecture I’veever had the privilege of decorating”
In 2005 he worked with Creative Time as an indispensable collaborator on the The Dreamland Artists Club, an exhibition that revitalized the rich visual culture of Coney Island via the contemporary reinvention of the tradition of colorful hand-painted signs and advertisements dating back more than a century.
He compiled over 13 years as a graffiti artist into his book “The Art of Getting Over,” laying out the history and complex meanings of graffiti
Rebecca Solnit is an award winning writer, historian, and activist, and a prolific voice on issues of environment, landscape, community, art, politics, hope, and memory – to name just a few of the subjects she has addressed in her 14 books.
Why we love Rebecca:
She has written about the logic-defying informal communities that arise during times of intense danger and emergency
She revealed whimsical, sometimes conflicting narratives contained within San Francisco, like maps showing toxic mines and factories alongside farmer’s markets, farms, and artisan food producers
As a member of the group 350.org, she is a leading voice on climate issues
Mario Ybarra Jr., is a visual and performance artist, educator, and activist who combines street culture with fine art in order to produce what he calls “contemporary art that is filtered through a Mexican-American experience in Los Angeles.”
Why we love Mario:
He has been known to disguise himself as the secret superhero Magic Mariachi to engage bilingual students in conversations about identity, community, and action
A modern man on the street, he uses his many talents as a visual and performance artist, educator, and activist to create site-specific urban interventions
In 2002, he co-founded the collective Slanguage — made up of teenagers, street artists, and established mid – to late career artists, the group’s focus is education, community-building, interactive exhibitions, and fostering dialogue about the meaning of contemporary art
Chido Govera is a farmer, campaigner, and educator who teaches mushroom cultivation to thousands of people from across the world, from her native Zimbabwe to Colombia.
Why we love Chido:
Govera began mushroom farming at the age of 11 having been orphaned at age 8 in Mutare, Zimbabwe. By age 16 she was using her profits from mushroom cultivation to single-handedly provide for her grandmother and send her brothers to school
Her amazing story has inspired communities in Zimbabwe, Tanzania, India, Colombia, and the Congo to grow mushrooms as a sustainable means of providing food and income
Her method of growing mushroom both provides sustenance and reduces waste, as she cultivates mushrooms using leftover coffee grinds from cafes around the world
It’s party time! On November 12th, shake it with us at the Creative Time Fall Ball – an immersive, hyper-colorized danceathon at Output hosted by the Creative Time Ambassdors and Brian Wolk and Claude Morais of RUFFIAN. All proceeds go directly to supporting trailblazing public art projects, and each $75 ticket includes a 4-hour Absolut bar. Throw in a killer musical lineup, a special performance presented by Helmut Lang, and major artist activations by Alex Da Corte, Eske Kath, André Saraiva, and RUFFIAN x Prismacolor, and you won’t want to miss this. Tickets on sale now.
This Saturday, hundreds of women will congregate on stoops in Park Place, Brooklyn to share their experiences, discuss the challenges and find possible solutions to some of the biggest issues confronting women today.
Join us for this groundbreaking performance! More information HERE.
Pedro Reyes is a Mexican artist whose work encompasses design, film, architecture, and pedagogy, aiming to create solutions to social problems byincreasing the capacity for individual and collective action.
Why we love Pedro:
Because he hates guns - and does something about it
In 2008 he melted down down 1,527 automatic weapons and turned them into the same number of shovels, all of which were then used to plant trees around the world
He also transformed 6,700 guns into musical instruments, because “music is the opposite of weapons!”