MEET THE MAN WITH A PLAN
and a group that has his back
the ANTAGONIST ART MOVEMENT
He is a writer, artist and independent filmmaker living and working in New York, NY. Mr. Minsker has written screenplays and has produced and directed eight independent films and has no plans of slowing down. Mr. Minsker founded the Antagonist Movement, Inc., a consortium of artists, writers and musicians based in New York’s East Village. Mr. Minsker is also the creator and editor-in-chief of Psycho Moto Zine, in publication from 1988-present. Mr. Minsker received his B.F.A. with honors Mr. Minsker received his Masters in Media from the New School, New York, NY. in Film from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY.A multidisciplinary college of art and design known for its unparalleled faculty and innovation curriculum. Mr. Minsker received his Masters in Media from the New School, New York, NY.
When we think of our home, we think of how we live, work, play, and the comfort we experience in our humble safe haven. But what happens when the delicate balance becomes interrupted? Citizens for the Arts (CFA) and the Antagonist Art Movement would like to introduce their latest project that examines the hardships and the emotional ramifications of losing one’s home. “Dwelling” is a multimedia experience that includes videos, projection mapping, interviews, and visual artwork and installation pieces that illustrate the vulnerability of losing your home. These works are representative of the social interactions amongst community members, and reflections as told by artists who have seen them firsthand.
Audience members can relate to “Dwelling” because of the events that have happened around them. Events such as the September 11th attacks in New York City, disasters in mother nature such as the typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, devastating earthquakes from around the world, economic strains such as foreclosures, and even areas wrought by the sieges of war and protest are all too familiar in the news. This project aims to strengthen awareness, and in turn discover alternative ways individuals can help one another in times of stress such as these. Artists hail from NYC, Berlin, Ecuador, and Australia. Below we have included a partial list of our NYC and Berlin artists. “Dwelling” will be filmed to document the projects of the Antagonist Movement during their time in Australia.Citizens for the Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)3 grassroots organization whose primary focus is to provide projects that enable learning opportunities, job opportunities, teaching and leadership skills, growth and support through artistic ventures. CFA seeks to help create a global platform offering a broader view of humanity, aiding personal development,and to exchange societal and cultural norms with one another.
The Antagonist Art Movement is a cultural movement formed in New York City in 2000. The group grew out of desperation and in reaction to the New York art market. The movement primarily involves visual arts, literature, film, and graphic design. It articulates its anti-commercial politics through a rejection of the prevailing standards in the art market and focuses its efforts on creating non-commercial cultural works and venues. The Antagonists foster emerging talent by providing opportunities for the exhibition of works,etworking with other artists, mentoring and resources. The Antagonist Movement has worked with more than 3,500 artists from around the world over the past 14 years.
Mr. Ethan Minsker is an asset unto the arts community as a whole. His love of creative experimentation is apparent in his willingness to embrace all forms of creativity, include and welcome others into the projects he undertakes his endless energy and enthusiasm for life and community has made me a fan. Having had a chance to meet him and discuss philosophies which we share has left me energized, excited and thankful for all we do. I can’t wait to visit Ethan, his beautiful family and the amazing East Village art scene ASAP.