Today marks the one year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, a favorite cause for heavy hitters in the visual and performing arts.
In quick succession last fall, rapper Talib Kweli performed a capella to support Occupiers' efforts during a rally, Philip Glass roused a crowd of protesters outside Lincoln Center with a reading from his opera Satyagraha, and Occupy Wall Street descended on Broadway, drawing a range of writers, actors, and directors who wanted to "take back the stage" with street performances.
For a look at OWS art so far, click through the slideshow below:
In New York, an OWS film festival is currently screening, and an exhibition of photographs from the first months of the movement is slated to run next month at the Governors Galleries. Meanwhile, the New York-based political theater company The Civilians continues to coordinate with theater troupes around the country on OWS-inspired cabarets.
What do you say, readers? How do you rate the art of OWS?