Monthly Archives: November 2014

Portrait in the 21st Century

Portrait in the Twenty-First Century
November 29, 2014 – January 17, 2015
54 Franklin Street
New York, NY 10013

Presented by Postmasters and featuring artwork by Molly Crabapple, Kristin Lucas, Katarzyna Kozyra, Sally Smart, Shamus Clisset, Austin Lee, Anton Perich, and Ryder Ripps. More info here.

Ferguson Shows How the Police Can Kill and Get Away with It

In America, the justice system is anything but just. Courts are conduits for the caging of (mostly black or brown) humans. The police feed people into the courts, and if they sometimes kill those they are arresting it’s regarded as a cost barely worth mentioning. And though they kill a lot of people—in Utah, police shootings are the second most common type of h​omicide—they are rarely punished. From the fellow officers who write reports and testify on the behalf of killers to the prosecutors who seem determined to let murderers get away, the very system that claims to monitor the police protects them. Police kill. They get away with it. They kill again. Eventually, you realize that this process is not a bug in the system, it’s a feature.

“Ferguson Shows How the Police Can Kill and Get Away with It,” Molly Crabapple for VICE

Show Me the Money

Show Me the Money: The Image of Finance: 1700 to the Present, John Hansard Gallery, 2014. Featuring the original painting “Debt and her Debtors” in a group show. Photographs: Stephen Shrimpton

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Preorder: Holiday screenprinted clothing

 

 

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Available for pre-order until Dec 2nd are three new items in the webstore. A men’s and women’s sized t-shirt, jersey scarf and a gorgeous sweater dress, all featuring hand screenprints of Molly’s work throughout 2014, these pieces are a limited edition that can only be purchased through the pre-order. No additional pieces will be printed after Dec 2nd.

Lips dress

 

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You can these items, plus giclee prints, books and more in the online shop.

How Ferguson Showed us the Truth about Police

On August 9th, Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot a black teenager named Mike Brown. Since then, the city has been protesting. The police did not react well.

This is a short by animator Jim Batt and Molly Crabapple, explaining the events in Ferguson, and the events brought to light outside the city, since the shooting of Mike Brown.

Molly Crabapple: How Ferguson showed us the truth about police, Fusion

Book launch: Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: author Gabriella Coleman in conversation with Astra Taylor and Molly Crabapple

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Coding Freedom author Gabriella Coleman visits Strand to present her new book,Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous. Join us for an in-depth discussion and Q&A on this at once internationally lauded and condemned collective.

Gabriella will be joined by artists and writer Molly Crabapple; and The Baffler contributing editor Astra Taylor, creator of the documentary Zizek!

Buy a copy of Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous or a $15 Strand gift card in order to attend this event. All options admit one person.

Nov. 18th, 2014
7.00pm – 8.00pm
The Strand Bookstore
828 Broadway (corner of 12th Street & Broadway.)
Manhattan, NY 10003 United States
(212) 473-1452

For more information on the event, click here!

VICE: Colonel John Bogden has no Nose

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This is Guantánamo detainee Shaker Aamer’s short story about Colonel John Bogdan, the man who effectively ran the camps at Guantánamo Bay from June 2012 till June this year. Bogdan’s tenure was an unpopular one with detainees; the mass hunger strike that broke out at the start of 2013 was reportedly triggered by an aggressive crackdown ordered by Bogdan, which included intrusive genital searches and the use of rubber bullets to quell outbreaks of unrest in the prison.

In this fable, Shaker claims that Colonel Bogdan is a man without a nose.

“Colonel John Bogdan Has No Nose,” by Shaker Aamer, Illustrations: Molly Crabapple, VICE

 

The Seasons of Trouble: Appearance at Bluestockings

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Wednesday, November 12, 7pm
Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center

The New InquiryGuernica, and Verso Books present the launch event of Rohini Mohan celebrated debut work of creative non-fiction set in postwar Sri Lanka, “The Seasons of Trouble.”

We’re joined by journalists Adrian Chen and Molly Crabapple for a discussion on the ethics and possibilities for subjective, narrative journalism moderated by Tash Lennard, Senior News and Politics Analyst at VICE News.

Join us for a private afterparty at KGB Bar & Lit Mag from 9-11pm

BoingBoing: Molly Crabapple’s 15 rules for creative success in the Internet age

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I’ve made my living as an artist for eight years, almost entirely without galleries, and until relatively recently without agents. It was a death-slog that threw me into periodic breakdowns . I’m pretty successful now. I make a good living, even in New York, have a full time assistant who gets a middle-class salary, and have a book coming out with a major publisher. I feel so lucky, and so grateful, for every bit of this.

My success would not have been possible without the internet. I’ve used every platform, from Craigslist and Suicide Girls to Livejournal, Myspace, Kickstarter, Tumblr and Twitter. I’m both sick of social media and addicted to it. What nourishes you destroys you, and all that. The internet is getting increasingly corporate and centralized, and I don’t know that the future isn’t just going back to big money platforms. I hope its not.

Here’s what I’ve learned.

“Molly Crabapple’s 15 rules for creative success in the Internet age” by Molly Crabapple, BoingBoing