Tuesday, November 20, 2007
For those who partake in these types of protests, it’s a long week of abstinence:
Tomorrow is No Music Day (see post below), Friday is Buy Nothing Day and the following Friday, the 1st of December, is Day Without Art.
Day Without Art began in 1989 as the national day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis. An estimated 8,000 national and international museums, galleries, art centers, AIDS Service Organizations, libraries, high schools and colleges take by part shutting down sending staff to volunteer at AIDS services, or sponsoring special exhibitions of work about AIDS.
Buy Nothing Day was founded in 1992 by Vancouver artist Ted Dave and popularized by Adbusters magazine. It takes place on the Friday after American Thanksgiving, one of the busiest shopping days of the year.