New York Book Launch The Art of Civil Action – May 1, The 8th Floor

The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation will co-host with East++, Institute for New Artistic Inquiry, Purchase College, a book launch and conversation for The Art of Civil Action: Political Space and Cultural Dissent, published by Valiz books. With contributions by social scientists, cultural theorists, activists and artists, The Art of Civil Action explores how arts and culture can offer the building blocks for a locally rooted civil society in a globally connected context.

The Art of Civil Action: Political Space and Cultural Dissent Book Launch and Panel Discussion with Pascal Gielen and Hakan Topal, Moderated by Sara Reisman


Tuesday, May 1, 2018


The 8th Floor is an independent exhibition and event space established in 2010 by Shelley and Donald Rubin to promote artistic and cultural initiatives. Inspired by The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, the gallery is committed to broadening the access and availability of art to New York audiences. Seeking further cultural exchange, The 8th Floor explores the potential of art as an instrument for social change in the 21st century, through an annual program of innovative contemporary art exhibitions and an events program comprised of performances, salon-style discussions, and those organized by external partners.
 The 8th Floor | 17 West 17th Street | 646.839.5908 |