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Intellectuals, Academics, and Artists Call To Support OWS Anniversary Actions

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The Times Square Show : A Parlor of Massaging Bedlam


Upcoming exhibition about The Time Square Show at the Hunter College GalleryUpcoming exhibition about The Time Square Show at the Hunter College Gallery

Friday, September 14th 2012
Times Square Show Revisited

Event Description:

Book Review ::: The Three Stigmata of Friedrich Nietzsche

The Three Stigmata of Friedrich NietzscheThe Three Stigmata of Friedrich Nietzsche

Book Review by Joseph Nechvatal

The Three Stigmata of Friedrich Nietzsche: Political Physiology in the Age of Nihilism by Nandita Biswas Mellamphy
Published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, 157pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780230282551

Your Bank of America

Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 9:24 AM

This press release, which just appeared in my Inbox and is appended fully below, would indicate that the Yes Men and/or fellow activists have once again spoofed the corporate oligarchy, this time with a bogus Bank of America website that foregrounds general public dissatisfaction with current banking practices and features a letter from the CEO in which he solicits public suggestions on how banking should be run: "We want to make sure the American people are well positioned to assert control and implement changes in the direction of banking, in the eventuality that such control becomes feasible.”

Herewith the entire text of the press release, received 24 minutes ago:


Bank of America Corporation has added a news release to its Newsroom.

Bank of America Announces “Your Bank of America” Campaign, Partnership with Taxpayers to Revamp U.S. Banking

Date(s): 18-Apr-2012 9:00 AM

As future clouds, opportunities arise for public synergy

CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 18, 2012-- Bank of America today announced the launch of an unprecedented campaign to reach out to the American public for guidelines on how banking should happen. The campaign, Your Bank of America (, leverages the American public’s disaffection with today’s banking practices into a full suite of real banking solutions.

THE THING @ VON presents Joshua Thorson


THE THING @ VON presents
an evening with Joshua Thorson

Where? VON, 3 Bleecker Street (at Bowery)
When? Monday, April 16, 7:30 pm

Joshua Thorson is an artist, curator, and writer. His work has been
exhibited in numerous venues. His recent essay on Lisa Steele’s
narrative works will appear in the forthcoming DVD box set of her work

Occupation and Institutions

Monday Night -- 04.16.12 -- Occupation and Institutions -- An open
discussion with members of Occupy Museums

1. Short Introduction
2. Text from Occupy Museums (About Monday Night)

1. Short Introduction

What: Open Meeting and Discussion
When: Monday April 16th, 7PM
Where: 16 Beaver St. 4 floor
Who: Free and open to all

OWS hits Union Square

This just in from Liza Bear:

The Von Show: even if you never look at art in bars

In a season marked by the Whitney Biennial, with art fairs and benefits for non-profit art organizations in great profusion, with the blandishments of high toned connoisseurship spiced with high octane commerce, with Spring in the air and Winter never really having arrived, with a powerful burgeoning thirst for the eternal verities, what could be better than an art show hung in a local watering hole, an exhibition that hopefully combines the hip with the possibility of a nip?

Such seems to be the rationale of local kneipe VON when they brought in artist/musician/polymath Emil Memon to organize a show during Armory Week. They were not alone in their attempts to end run the business and the busy-ness of art during this crowded moment. VON is down the street from Salon Zurcher, which provided a compact alternative to Armory hoopla by showcasing seven women artists from seven galleries. And VON is just a few blocks from both the Spring/Break "curator-driven art fair" in the Old School at Mott and Prince and also the second edition of BHQF's Brucennial, which gathered the work of 500 artists in a former theater at Bleecker and Sullivan.

Like all of these modest, downtown, indigenous and socially integrated projects, The Von Show happily avers that History is Made at Night. It goes to bat for the home team, but with an international roster of artists that provides an object lesson in "think globally, act locally." newsletter