Art Action Day Shopdropping II
Art Action Day Articles
Below is a list of articles on Art Action Day and other groups marking one year of Trump.
Artists Respond to One Year of Trump With Protest Art
Artists Who Want To Change The World Should Innovate, Not Just Resist
Art Is Essential To Democracy
And a shout out to my friends in Grand Forks, ND putting this on a little event called Punk in the Trump Era....If you are in the area, hit them up. Be sure to ask Bill for his bag/drive of digital goodies
Art Action Day Books
In collaboration with The Federation's Art Action Day, my students created these small, low-brow photocopier books that commented on some aspect of American culture. Students were to then shopdrop them around the city. Below are shots of every book, every page. Enjoy.
Art Action Day Preparations
In collaboration with The Federation's Art Action Day marking one year since Trump's inauguration, my paperworks class made small collage books that engaged some aspect of culture deemed important to them. The group urges that art is essential to democracy and this little project allows each student to put their voice out into the world on particular topics. Students picked themes of multilingualism, homelessness, immigration, religion, among others.
Students collected collage materials, assembled them into this easily reproducible low-brow book form. We then scanned them, had multiples printed via a photocopier. Students are then to "shopdrop" them around the city. Shopdropping is defined as "To covertly place objects on display in a store. A form of "culture jamming" s. reverse shoplift, droplift." This seemed like a good subversive form of dissemination that connects to the theme of the work and Art Action Day. Students are to then document the shopdropping process with their phones.
Tomorrow, on Art Action Day, I will post images of the books themselves and the shop dropping.