Nov 1st 2013

It’s the Political Economy, Stupid

@ Gallery 400

400 South Peoria Street Chicago, IL 60607

Opening Friday, November 1st, from 5PM - 8PM

On view through Saturday, December 14th

Artists: Zanny Begg and Oliver Ressler; Filippo Berta; Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson; Julia Christensen; Paolo Cirio; Field Work; Yevgeniy Fiks, Olga Kopenkina and Alexandra Lerman; flo6x8; Melanie Gilligan; Jan Peter Hammer; Alicia Herrero; Institute for Wishful Thinking; Sherry Millner and Ernie Larsen; Isa Rosenberger; Dread Scott; and Superflex.

Chicago born artist Dread Scott stands on Wall Street burning dollar after dollar before police show up in Money To Burn, just one of over a dozen contemporary videos and artworks that make up It’s The Political Economy, Stupid, a traveling exhibition co-organized by Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette. The exhibition also includes flo6x8’s video Body versus Capitalism documenting flamenco flash mobs bombing Spanish bank lobbies, Filippo Berta’s wolf-pack battling over the remnants of an Italian flag, and Melanie Gilligan’s digital specu-drama Crisis in the Credit System, which traces barbarism’s breakneck spread through a hedge-fund company facing financial doom. It’s the Political Economy, Stupid features video and video installations by artists from around the globe who critically address the “new norm” of the prolonged economic and political crisis that began in 2008. The title of the exhibition stems from a re-coining of Bill Clinton’s famous statement, “It’s the economy, stupid,” made during his 1992 campaign. It is accompanied by a catalogue (Pluto Press, 2013) featuring analysis and essays by Slavoj Žižek, Brian Holmes, Judith Butler, David Graeber, Julia Bryan Wilson, and John Roberts, among others, and stunning graphic designs by Noel Douglas.

Official Website

More events on this date

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,