Dadara is an Amsterdam-based artist whose guest post on Groundswell describes Exchanghibition Bank, a guerrilla money changing booth, and Pool of Plenty, a pit of custom currency. “When Bankers get together for dinner they discuss Art. When artists get together for dinner, they discuss money” – Oscar Wilde Do you remember the image of Scrooge [...]
Critics said that the art world celebrity Jeffrey Deitch’s move to direct the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art would shake things up, and events last week proved them right. Blu, the renown Italian street artist, was commissioned by the museum to paint a mural on the museum’s Geffen Contemporary wing, and work commenced last [...]
TORONTO FEAST (Funding Emerging Arts with Sustainable Tactics) is starting up in Toronto. Carrying on the tradition started by InCUBATE, and modeled after Brooklyn’s own FEAST, organizers Amber Landgraff and Deborah Wang explain how it works: A sliding scale dinner and funding event, FEAST invites artists and groups to propose projects taking place in the [...]
Scapegoat explores the relationship between capitalism and the built environment, and from the first, the editors offer their criticism of professionalized architectural design, that architects are complicit in the valorization of capital.
Groundswell’s collaboration with AREA Chicago and the Design Studio for Social Intervention on Notes for a People’s Atlas of Greater Boston has come to a successful close, and to celebrate, we are making the maps available for download. Download the atlas [23MB PDF] In all, fourteen maps were created. Subject matter ranges from family lineages [...]