ART + ACTIVISM: David Cobb (Move to Amend) with Joshua Poole (The Station Museum of Contemporary Art)
Global Corpocracy is a collaborative art + activism project with the following institutions and organizations:
- Move to Amend
- The Station Museum of Contemporary Art [Houston, Texas]
- and all the artists that have decided to participate
We bring you artists and their works (including street art) to raise the questions so important for the future of Democracy. Our hope is that you, as a citizen, will get involved in the political process, joining Move to Amend to urge our lawmakers to pass the “We the People Amendment.”
Move to Amend
Formed in September 2009, Move to Amend is a coalition of hundreds of organizations and hundreds of thousands of individuals committed to social and economic justice, ending corporate rule, and building a vibrant democracy that is genuinely accountable to the people, not corporate interests.
We are calling for an amendment to the US Constitution to unequivocally state that inalienable rights belong to human beings only, and that money is not a form of protected free speech under the First Amendment and can be regulated in political campaigns.
Move to Amend is a non-partisan, broad coalition of organizations and individuals, who share common values, working together to end corporate personhood and demand real democracy. We welcome all organizations and individuals who embrace these values to join us:
- Accountability and responsibility, both personally and organizationally
- Movement building
- Dedication to Move to Amend mission, goals and tactics
- Commitment to anti-oppression within ourselves, communities, work places, policies, and representation
See: The Move to Amend National Leadership Team
The Station Museum of Contemporary Art
The Station Museum of Contemporary Art is an exhibition forum for local, national, and international artists, with an emphasis on fine arts that reflects the cultural diversity of Houston’s communities. The museum has held comprehensive exhibitions from Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Congo, South Africa, Czech Republic, Austria, Palestine, Iraq, India, Afghanistan, and Russia. As an institution that supports local and Texas art, the Station has organized significant solo exhibitions by Mel Chin, James Drake, Dick Wray, Jesse Lott, George Smith, and group exhibitions that bring Texas artists together with national and international artists.
The Station Museum upholds the rights of freedom of speech and freedom of expression. The museum is an activist institution supporting civil society issues as well as artists who engage in social, political, aesthetic, economic, and/or spiritual content and expressions. The Station also presents film-screenings, musical events, lectures, and fundraisers for serious social causes; together, they inspire a dialogue that encourages the public to become actively aware of the lives of others.
The Station Museum of Contemporary Art organizes exhibitions that question our society’s morality and ethics. It embraces the idea that art plays a critical role in society as an agent of creativity and civil discourse and as a resource that deepens and broadens public awareness of the cultural, political, economic, and personal dimensions of art.
James Harithas, Director
Alan Schnitger, Chief Curator
Joshua Poole, Asst. Director
Alex Tu, Curator
Ashura Bayyan, Asst. Curator
HISTORICAL NOTE: The original CORPOCRACY show (Oct 10. 2015 – March 13, 2016) at the Station Museum included the following artists:
|Beehive Design Collective
Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung
If you are a museum director interested in hosting a CORPOCRACY exhibition in your town, please drop us a line.
FixCapitalism.com is an online community developed around the ideas of Philip Kotler, the “father of modern marketing.” The community brings together business thought-leaders and professionals, along with their socially active counterparts, to actively discuss the issues and propose needed solutions that are both sensible and meaningful.
Professor Kotler has prepared a list of 14 points that highlight the areas where capitalism is falling short. We think that concerned citizens would like an opportunity to discuss these shortcomings more thoroughly.
More: The FIXCapitalism Team