What is a piece of clothing that “works”? Who is working whom? Is the one who poses the one who actually “works” hardest? The S/S 2017 collection of Berlin-based, Swedish- Vietnamese designer NHU DUONG entitled ‘WORK COLLECTION’ plays with the ideas of professionalism, leisure and appropriateness through a range of garments that are inspired by work outfits and hobby uniforms. Overalls, raw denim outfits, kung-fu pyjamas, biker pants, baggy tights and gloves, bomber-jackets, bomber suits,… [read more »]
Arts & Labor is a working group founded in conjunction with the New York General Assembly for #occupywallstreet. We are artists and interns, writers and educators, art handlers and designers, administrators, curators, assistants, and students. We are all art workers and members of the 99%.
Arts & Labor is dedicated to exposing and rectifying economic inequalities and exploitative working conditions in our fields through direct action and educational initiatives. By forging coalitions, fighting for fair labor practices, and reimagining the structures and institutions that frame our work, Arts & Labor aims to achieve parity for every member of the 99%.
Here is a link to a text from six months ago written by a member of the working group:http://dismagazine.com/discussion/16545/open-letter-to-labor-servicing-the-culture-industry/
Here are the minutes from our last meeting: http://www.nycga.net/groups/arts-and-culture/docs/arts-and-labor-meeting-notes-11-1-11
Here is a link for the google group started by members of Arts and Labor:
Our meetings are on Tuesdays at 7:30 at the 60 Wall Street atrium.
Please feel free to forward to those you may know that would be interested is this discussion.