Noah Fischer works at the crossroads between economic and social inequity and art practice and its institutions. His sculpture, drawing, performance, writing, and organizing practice fluctuate between object making and direct action as well as an ongoing theatrical collaboration with Berlin-based andcompany&Co. He is the initiating member of Occupy Museums and a member of GULF/ Gulf Labor. With Coco Fusco, he organized The Artist as Debtor platform, concerned with sustainability of arts communities.

For this presentation, Noah Fischer will discuss his recent work with Occupy Museums around the student debt crisis. The collective currently has an installation, Debtfair (2017), on view as an official part of the 2017 Whitney Biennial. The installation examines the massive debt most artists incur in order to enter the Art World, and calls for a Debt Justice Movement as necessary resistance during the Trump era.

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Occupy Museum, Occupy Museums Whitney Biennial 2017 CV (2017). Image courtesy Occupy Museums.

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Washington Project for the Arts
2124 8th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001




Thursday, May 186-7:30pm