Search: International Artists Books

Introduction |  Basic |  Guided |  Advanced |  Tips

    Full Details

Occupy Your Wallet

Item date(s): 2015

Emily Artinian  - (book artist)

Medium: Credit cards
Pages: unpaged
Size: Box = 95 x 60 x 36mm
Collation: 38 laminated credit cards
Binding: In small cardboard box
Inscription: Signed by the artist
Edition: Open edition

Place publication: New York

Additional notes:
Showing Zucotti Park, NYC, October 16, 2001 and five other sites.

38 laminated 'credit cards' with images on the front and descriptions on the back.

Housed in a small cardboard box.

Occupy your wallet is an ongoing project by a Delaware based artist [], in which photographs of demonstrators, often including placard messages, are printed on valueless credit cards, which are given away free - sometimes to other Occupy protestors, sometimes to friends and acquaintances, and sometimes at exhibitions and open studio visits. The work - being free, and intended to be kept in an untraditional space for art (one’s wallet) ­ explores parallels between the Occupy movement and alternative press traditions of subverting, appropriating and re-claiming centers of power - be they galleries or governments.

Check the blog for updates on current places the cards are being exhibited / given away.

Ref: GB/14710

© Jack Ginsberg Centre for Book Arts (JGCBA). All rights reserved.