New Demands?

Project Space Installation by Lisa Vinebaum

The Green Lantern Press is pleased to present New Demands?, an exhibition by Lisa Vinebaum in and around Sector 2337’s project space. New Demands? features new neon works and a site-specific, cut-vinyl window installation exploring historical and contemporary modes of collectivity and collective organizing for better working and living conditions. Emphasizing text, typography and the adaptation of historical protest slogans, the exhibit connects past and present demands for economic, social, and racial justice. Inspired by historical labor struggles — notably those waged by the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union — New Demands? reflects on ideas of “union,” “collective,” “belonging” and “mutual support.” At once angry and hopeful, the show emphasizes collectivity and community, mutual support and solidarity at a time of increased polarization, intolerance, xenophobia, and exclusion.

 

Lisa Vinebaum, “New Demands?,” Installation image, Sector 2337, Chicago, 2017. Photo by Clare Britt.

Lisa Vinebaum, “New Demands?,” Installation image, Sector 2337, Chicago, 2017. Photo by Clare Britt.

 

Lisa Vinebaum, “THERE COMES A TIME WHEN SILENCE IS BETRAYAL,” 2017. Custom cut vinyl window installation, 45x91.25 inches. Photo by Clare Britt.

Lisa Vinebaum, “New Demands? THERE COMES A TIME WHEN SILENCE IS BETRAYAL,” 2017. Custom cut vinyl window installation, 45×91.25 inches. Photo by Clare Britt.

 

Lisa Vinebaum, “SUPPORT EACH OTHER IN RESISTING HATE,” 2017. Custom cut vinyl window installation, 45x91.25 inches. Photo by Clare Britt.

Lisa Vinebaum, “New Demands? SUPPORT EACH OTHER IN RESISTING HATE,” 2017. Custom cut vinyl window installation, 45×91.25 inches. Photo by Clare Britt.

 

Lisa Vinebaum, “UNITED WE BARGAIN DIVIDED WE BEG,” 2017. Custom cut vinyl window installation, 45x91.25 inches. Photo by Clare Britt.

Lisa Vinebaum, “New Demands? UNITED WE BARGAIN DIVIDED WE BEG,” 2017. Custom cut vinyl window installation, 45×91.25 inches. Photo by Clare Britt.

 

Lisa Vinebaum, “YOU TOO CAN JOIN,” 2017. Custom cut vinyl window installation, 45x91.25 inches. Photo by Clare Britt.

Lisa Vinebaum, “New Demands? YOU TOO CAN JOIN,” 2017. Custom cut vinyl window installation, 45×91.25 inches. Photo by Clare Britt.

 

Lise Vinebaum, New Demands? Installation View, Sector 2337, 2017. Photo by Clare Britt.

Lise Vinebaum, “New Demands? THE MONSTER OF FASCISM IS UPON US,” 2017. Custom cut vinyl window installation, 74.5 x 104 inches. Photo by Clare Britt.

 

Lisa Vinebaum, 2017.

Lisa Vinebaum, “New Demands: In Union We Are Strong,” 2017. Neon, 24 x 29 inches. Photo by Clare Britt.

 

Lisa Vinebaum

Lisa Vinebaum, “New Demands? IN UNION WE ARE STRONG,” 2017. Neon, 71 x 10 inches. Photo by Clare Britt.

Artist Bio: Lisa Vinebaum is an interdisciplinary artist, critical writer, and educator. Working across art and theory, her practice explores collectivity and intersubjective relationships, working conditions and workers’ rights, and the value of artistic labor. Her art practice incorporates performance, text-based installations, textiles, print, neon, video, photography and protest tactics. Her work has been included in exhibitions and festivals internationally, including David Weinberg Photography, Rapid Pulse International Performance Art Festival, Performance Studies International 19, Open Engagement: Art & Social Practice, La Centrale, the Centre Pompidou, the UCLA Hammer Museum, Lincoln Center, and in conjunction with Grace Exhibition and Performance Space and Articule Gallery. Her scholarly work has been commissioned and published in edited anthologies, academic journals and exhibition catalogues, including Exhibiting Craft and Design: Transgressing the White Cube Paradigm 1930-present (Routledge 2017), Danica Maier: Grafting Propriety from Stitch to Drawn Line (Black Dog Books 2017), More Caught in the Act: Performance by Canadian Women (YYZ Books 2016), The Handbook of Textile Culture (Bloomsbury Academic 2015), the Journal of Modern Craft online, and Textile: Cloth and Culture. Lisa Vinebaum holds a PhD in Art from Goldsmiths, University of London. She is an Assistant Professor of Fiber and Material Studies, and affiliated faculty in Art History, Theory and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. www.lisavinebaum.com