Trevor Paglen, photographer interviewed and featured in Musée No. 2 (check out here, pages 88-99: http://issuu.com/museemagazine/docs/no2) is having his [100 carefully selected] photographs sent to space via satellite! One small step for man, one huge step for photography.
November 20, 2012 — The mayor and FEMA congratulated Occupy on a job well done, if only to insist they can take over the emergency management efforts from here. After a year of brutality and suppression, city authorities are starting to “recognize” Occupy. The question, though, is not whether they recognize Occupy, but whether Occupy recognizes them.
Trevor Paglen’s selection of “Last Pictures” will launch into orbit TODAY (11/20/2012) at 1:30pm EST (Livestream starts here at 1:15pm - http://www.echostar.com/launch). Watch the new project video above to learn about why these pictures may be humanity’s last.
Where are we now, exactly one year after Occupy Wall Street was evicted from Zuccotti Park? Until recently, sympathetic as well as critical commentators were proceeding as if Occupy had gone the way of a mainstream campaign, raising hopes but changing nothing. Then, with Occupy Sandy and Strike Debt, came an upsurge in support for Occupy. Read more.
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We are pleased to announce the recent launch of Creative Time Reports, a dynamic multimedia website featuring artists around the world actively engaging in and commenting on the most pressing issues of our time. Asserting that culture and the free exchange of ideas are at the core of a vibrant democracy, Creative Time Reports aims to publish dispatches that speak truth to power and upend traditional takes on critical issues.
In an era of unprecedented interconnectedness, Creative Time Reports provides artists with a space to voice analysis and commentary on issues too often overlooked by mainstream media. We believe in the importance of highlighting cultural producers’ distinctive viewpoints on world events and urgent issues of social justice to ensure a livelier, more nuanced and more imaginative public debate.
Creative Time Reports is not simply a news website. Our primary contributors are artists, not journalists, pundits or policy experts. We will feature personal perspectives and critical interventions that question the framework of the news and offer radical recalibrations of the topics at hand, by weaving in the media culture, mythology, psychology or history that inform our political thinking. Free from the disciplinary and institutional restrictions of journalism, artists can make idiosyncratic associations, seek alternative forms of expression and thereby lead us to more holistic truths. Their viewpoints will add to the public discourse in ways we haven’t even begun to imagine.
On this Tumblr page we’d like to extend the reach of our content to an even broader community. Creative Time Reports will use Tumblr to share the latest dispatches from creativetimereports.org, and will also favorite and reblog Tumblr posts by artists regarding news and issues of public concern.
Special thank to our stellar intern, Phoebe Pundyk for putting together the following:
This week ArtInfo released their list of 100 Most Iconic Artworks since 2007. We were surprised and delighted to see that so many Creative Time projects and artists we have worked with were on the list. We dug a little deeper to see how the list broke down.
The five (5) Creative Time projects that were deemed iconic are:
That means that we are one of the most represented arts organizations on the list, right up there with MoMA (who we partnered with on two of the listed projects), Tate, and Guggenheim.
Shirin Neshat, a Creative Time board member’s project entitled “Women Without Men” made the list. And artist, Ai Weiwei, whose release from prison we actively supported via social media platforms, appeared multiple times.
Taking a step back and looking at all of the artists included, about 70% are men and about 44% were born in the United States.
Werner Herzog (Happy 70th birthday, Mr. Herzog!) will join Trevor Paglen in conversation about Paglen’s project The Last Pictures at a free event presented by Creative Time and LIVE from the NYPL on September 19th in Bryant Park. Save that date!