"Occupying Museums: An Art Practice"
In this moment of extreme economic inequality and political instability, art has been captured by the 1% to sweeten real estate deals, wash the brands of giant corporations, and build up a lucrative global auction market. He will discuss how the practice of Occupying Museums helps to reclaim art's public value and how to balance strategy, aesthetics, and collective work in a complete artistic practice.
Noah Fischer’s practice spans sculpture, writing, and political organizing. He is the initiating member of Occupy Museums, calling out economic inequality at MoMA, Frieze Art Fair, Whitney Museum and many other institutions. He is also a member of Global Ultra Luxury Faction highlighting labor conditions at Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.