The Occupy Wall Street protests, which just entered their second month, have spilled over into the art world in recent weeks. Protests have been held at Sotheby’s, and now a group calling itself Occupy Museums announced today that it will assemble at Zuccotti Park, the headquarters of the protests, on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m., and then travel to the Museum of Modern Art and the Frick Collection, reading a manifesto at each stop along the way.
“There will be no ‘bombtracks,’” Tom Morello curtly told the crowd a few songs into his set at the Javits Center last night. It wasn’t clear if the Harvard-educated Rage Against the Machine guitarist was referring to his former band’s song by that name, or the polemic ditties that song describes.
“Stop asking,” he added.
Occupy Art World
As protestors continue to rally for a variety of causes downtown, at the “Occupy Wall Street” protests in Zuccotti Park, a Twitter account called @OccupyArtWorld has begun lobbying for change within the art industry, firing off a stream of biting criticisms of today’s contemporary art world.