Lumpen issue #116 is on the streets. You can download a digital version here or visit your Lumpen friendly store, cafe or donut purveyor.
Our annual festival is happening again from April 22 to May 1, 2011. We are accepting proposals including texts for Proximity 009 which will be released at the festival.
Idiot Wind: On the Rise of Right-Wing Populism in the US and Europe, and What It Means for Contemporary ArtMarch 4, 2011 by ed
Maybe we are a little late in noticing it's release, but be advised: E-Flux's latest issue is amazing and should be required reading for all you art fags. Check it out. From the introduction: When Paul Chan and Sven Lütticken proposed to gather a series of “reports” on the (mostly) recent rise of right-wing, populist movements for e-flux journal, it was immediately apparent that the urgency and complexity of the topic required its own special issue. As protests erupt throughout Europe in opposition to austerity measures being pushed through by right-wing governments and EU fiscal bodies, we are also now witnessing a phenomenon spreading throughout the Northern Hemisphere in which some of the most brazen hardline racist rhetoric emerges not only from politicians, but from the general populace as well. What is going on? It is our pleasure to present Chan and Lütticken’s Idiot Wind: On the Rise of Right-Wing Populism in the US and Europe, and What It Means for Contemporary Art as the January/February 2011 issue of e-flux journal. —Julieta Aranda, Brian Kuan Wood, Anton Vidokle
From the Inbox via Nicolas Lampert: Colin Mattes (Milwaukee), Nicolas Lampert (Milwaukee), and Jesus Barraza (Oakland) from the Justseeds Artist's Cooperative have posted 6 copy-right free posters/graphics about the labor uprising in Wisconsin. Images can be downloaded and turned into window poster, signs, flyers, images for websites, t-shirts, patches, etc. Your call and yours to use in the movement. Visual resistance and creative resistance will help win this struggle. Feel free to pass this link on to others, post on Facebook, etc. Here is the link: http://www.justseeds.org/blog/2011/02/posters_in_support_of_wisconsi_1.html
What: Hull-House 1915 Hunger March Reeanactment When: March 6 : 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Price: Free Jane Addams Hull-House Museum 800 S. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60607 312-413-5353 ABOUT THE HUNGER MARCH In honor of the 150th anniversary of Jane Addams’ birth and Hull-House’s continued commitment to social and public policies, Pocket Guide to Hell Tours will stage a reenactment of the 1915 Hunger Procession to recognize the 1500 men, women, and children who marched from Hull-House to petition City Hall to address Chicago’s high unemployment rate. With the city’s current unemployment rate hovering around 10.5%, which is higher than it was in 1915,this is an opportune moment to remember the efforts of past Chicagoans to respond to this challenge. Whereas the original procession was a protest, the reenactment will celebrate and commemorate the courage of activists like Lucy Parsons, Irwin St. John Tucker, and Jane Addams while drawing attention to contemporary programs. This tour will be followed by snacks, warm beverages, and delightful conversation in the Residents’ Dining Hall of the Hull-House Museum. Susan Hurley from Chicago Jobs with Justice will will link these events to today's, discussing unemployment, the current economic crisis, and what we can do together. http://www.chicagojwj.org/