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If you are in the NY area this Saturday, take some time to check out this amazing line up of artists and crafters in the “Crafting Protest” panel at The New School. (Photo above from Cat Mazza’s site, MicroRevolt.)
From the site:

Many contemporary artists are using craft to make diverse and timely political statements. Because creating crafts is so often social and communal, they can play a vital role in the public sphere. The speakers examine the role of craft in forming national identities, especially in times of political turmoil or war; notions of patriotism; feminism and the domestic sphere; and unconventional economic models. Five artists will present projects and discuss their work. By linking the act of production and handmaking in the public realm to ideological issues of agency, participants ask how art makes political subjects. Panelists include Liz Collins, artist/designer; Sabrina Gschwandtner, artist/curator; Cat Mazza, artist/activist; and Allison Smith, visual artist. Moderator: Julia Bryan-Wilson, art historian and critic, University of California at Irvine.

The New School
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
Arnhold Hall
55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor
NYC
Admission:
$8; free to all students and New School faculty, staff, and alumni with ID
To find out more information on the lecture, please visit The New School site here. Thanks Douglas! – Link.