Space is the Place 1: Radical Centers for a Radical Movement

Sunday from 10am-noon at the Left Forum.
Panel Abstract:
Whether it is a place to learn, meet, work, or live, movement centers act as anchors for creating and maintaining radical resistance. But how do they form? What are the critical tensions between volunteer collectives and paid staff? What does it mean to build collective infrastructure against domination, hierarchy and recuperation? And how do we pay the bills? In this interactive workshop, representatives from leading radical spaces share their experiences in developing politics, love and culture. Proposed Representatives: ABC No Rio, A.J. Muste Memorial Institute, Bluestockings, Brecht Forum, The Commons, Encuentro Cinco, Maysles Cinema, No Space, 16 Beaver, Surreal Estate Facilitator: Red Channels



Shame the Devil

Opening Tonight! 6-8pm
Huong Ngo is a participating artist in this new exhibition at The Kitchen.
Exhibition Hours: Tues-Fri, 12-6pm; Sat 11-6pm FREE
March 17–April 30, 2011
512 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011 (212) 255-5793

Curated by Petrushka Bazin

The genre of comedy, in all its various manifestations in stand-up, theater, literature, television, and movies has long provided rich and valuable inspiration for artists seeking to critique contemporary society using parody, satire and dark humor. Inspired by the parallel ability of both the stand-up comedian and the artist to play the role of cultural observer and provacateur, this exhibition presents new sculpture, video, installations, and photography by artists, who strategically examine, with their frank observations and dry wit, the socio-political dimensions of power associated with cultural, racial, and economic issues. Titled after the longer idiom "tell the truth and shame the devil," which means to speak honestly and without censor, these artists, following the long traditions of political caricature, offer up wry send-ups of political commentary on such critical issues as global poverty, racial profiling, anti-terrorist paranoia, and right-wing extremism. Artists include: Jabari Anderson, Elizabeth Axtman, Michael Britto, Wayne Hodge, My Barbarian, Huong Ngo, Jessica Ann Peavy, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Jimmy Joe Roche, and Kenya (Robinson).