LISA VINEBAUM
New Demands?
2014
Performance placards
Photo: Deb Jenkins
These placards use slogans researched and adapted from historical and contemporary labor struggles for better working conditions in the USA. Despite being used as far back as 100 years ago, these slogans remain relevant today due to attacks on workers' rights and cutbacks to collective bargaining rights, wages, job security, and benefits. Some of the placards were also used in previous performances of New Demands? in New York, Montreal, Chicago, and Palo Alto. New Demands? connects the current crisis in timed labor to historical struggles for workers’ rights.

Installed at Exit Space, Urban Institute of Contemporary Art (UICA), Grand Rapids MI
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