The Strike MoMa Reader

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This reader is an offering by the Strike MoMA Working Group of International Imagination of Anti-national, Anti-imperialist Feelings (IIAAF). It is an organizing instrument and a form of direct action. Unmediated by MoMA, it embodies the collective labor of thinking, organizing, writing, and artmaking by numerous groups and individuals who have found one another through the shared recognition for the need to collectively exit from the terms and conditions of MoMA. We thank all those who have generously shared their time, resources, wisdom, knowledge, skills, and imagination in building out this initiative in person and online, from New York, to Palestine, to the Dominican Republic and Colombia, to the many other sites of resistance around the globe. In this work, the artist organizes and the organizer practices art embedded in struggle as we decenter, dismantle, and abolish structures of oppression and domination no matter what they call themselves. We especially thank the artists, scholars, students, journalists, community organizers, and workers, including MoMA staff who have taken risks, relayed their support, and kept in touch as the second phase of Strike MoMA continues to unfold. We also thank core community groups who participated and helped organize Ten Weeks of Art, Action and Conversations, especially Within Our Lifetime: Palestine Will Be Free, Dominicans United NYC, Colombianos en NY, Mexicanos Unidos, Decolonize Ayiti, Rude Mechanical Orchestra, and the Illuminator. With love and generosity, we continue to chart the pathways of the Post-MoMA future together. We hope this reader will be a testimonial marker of the work, challenges, and successes thus far, as well as a tool to be deployed by others with shared politics in the struggle to get free. – The Strike MoMA Working Group of International Imagination of Anti-national, Anti-imperialist Feelings (IIAAF).