A call for submissions to The Heritage Project, a three-day fundraiser for NYC-based ACLU-affiliated Immigration Law Services, April 7th-9th

A call for submissions to The Heritage Project, a three-day fundraiser for NYC-based ACLU-affiliated Immigration Law Services, April 7th-9th

Today we’ve got a call for submissions from VCS student Brittney Najar for an upcoming benefit exhibition she’s involved with. Here’s the information she sent us: The Student Coalition For Progressive Action has organized a benefit show called The Heritage Project; a three-day fundraiser for NYC-based ACLU-affiliated Immigration Law Services focused on student-led activism and cultural […]

Tom Huhn quoted in a recent New Yorker article on art, protest, and the Trump administration

Posted by on Jan 23, 2017 in Activism, Faculty Writings | No Comments
Tom Huhn quoted in a recent New Yorker article on art, protest, and the Trump administration

VCS Department Chair Tom Huhn was quoted in Emily Eakin’s new essay “What Can Artists Accomplish by Saying No to Trump?”, which was published in The New Yorker on Friday. You can find the piece at this link.                                       via The New Yorker

An open call for submissions to The Nasty Women Art Exhibition, a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood next month at The Knockdown Center

An open call for submissions to The Nasty Women Art Exhibition, a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood next month at The Knockdown Center

Earlier this week, VCS faculty member Peter Hristoff forwarded us the following open call for The Nasty Women Art Exhibition, a show to benefit Planned Parenthood that will take place at The Knockdown Center in Maspeth, Queens next month: – — Nasty Women Art Exhibition, Jan 12-15, 2017 | The Knockdown Center, Maspeth, Queens, NYC […]

Amy Wilson in a new Hyperallergic article on public art and censorship

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Activism, Faculty, Interviews, public art | No Comments
Amy Wilson in a new Hyperallergic article on public art and censorship

Late yesterday, Hyperallergic posted an article by Claire Voon about the unannounced removal of a publicly funded street mural in Jersey City on Monday. The artwork generated a lot of controversy during its brief existence, due to protest by a handful of community members over some of its contents; subsequent demands made by city officials […]

Occupy Poetics, curated by Thom Donovan

Posted by on Oct 11, 2015 in Activism, Faculty, Other | No Comments
Occupy Poetics, curated by Thom Donovan

Today’s post comes from writer and VCS faculty member Thom Donovan, who recently curated Occupy Poetics, a book of responses to the Occupy movement by 21 writers and artists. Here is an excerpt from Thom’s preface to the book:   Writing With the Event   The following texts, composed between 2011 and 2014, represent a […]

Mass Appeal interviews Shellyne Rodriguez about El Museo del Barrio’s “¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York”

Mass Appeal interviews Shellyne Rodriguez about El Museo del Barrio’s “¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York”

This week, artist, educator, and VCS alumna Shellyne Rodriguez was featured in a Mass Appeal interview with Jamie Maleszka about El Museo del Barrio’s ongoing exhibition ¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York. In the interview, Shellyne talks about the late-1960s radical activist group The Young Lords, with a particular focus on their relevance for […]

Shellyne Rodriguez featured in a Hyperallergic article on art, gentrification, and protest in the Bronx

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Activism, Alumni News, VCS Alumni | No Comments

VCS alumna Shellyne Rodriguez was featured today in a Hyperallergic article by Jillian Steinhauer dealing with controversy over a current exhibition staged in the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse by the arts nonprofit No Longer Empty (NLE). The space has become a flashpoint for protests over gentrification in the area, including criticism of NLE’s plans to […]

A call for help with the Hurricane Sandy relief effort

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012 in Activism, Events, General VCS Info, Other | No Comments

Here’s a message from VCS instructor Amy Wilson about helping out with the Hurricane Sandy relief effort: *** Hey everybody! We’re collecting supplies for Hurricane Sandy relief in the VCS library (133 West 21st Street, 4th floor, near the copy machine). Even when the power comes on for those still without, there’s a lot to […]

The Declaration of the Occupation of New York City

Posted by on Nov 4, 2011 in Activism, VCS Alumni | No Comments

A couple days ago, I ran into VCS alumna Shellyne Rodriguez, who (as I mentioned in last week’s post) has been working as a member of Occupy Wall Street’s Call to Action Working Group. Shellyne stopped by the VCS department to drop off the newest issue of The Occupied Wall Street Journal, as well as […]

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