The Arts and Culture committee of the New York City General Assembly, the Occupy Wall Street movement's very active visual and performing arts branch, is looking for an indoor space in the Financial District to host exhibitions, performances, classes, screenings, studios, rehearsals and more. Though works produced by the movement have been exhibited at venues around the city including Printed Matter (pictured) and NYU, Occupy Wall Street still lacks a dedicated art space.
For now the Arts & Culture committee has elected to move into shared office space on Wall Street, the Art Newspaper reports, while it continues to look for a more substantial space. In the interim, Williamsburg-based art blog Hyperallergic has offered up its North 11th Street office space. The blog's editor in chief Hrag Vartanian tells the Art Newspaper that their offer is
in keeping with the mood of the times that those of us with resources think of ways we can share them with those who may not have the same level of access. From our perspective, the need for generosity and empathy is at the root of Occupy Wall Street.
While the Arts & Culture committee continues to explore its options for a permanent space, we feel fairly confident predicting that Shepard Fairey won't be invited to exhibit.
(Photo: Printed Matter/Facebook)