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Friday, January 06, 2006

Protest & Luxuries for Sale

Ah, another art exhibit about the interplay between consumerism, Marxism, and political protest. Josephine Meckseper's show, called "%," at Elizabeth Dee gallery didn't change my world view, but it did entertain me. The gallery is dressed up as though it were having a Going-Out-of-Business sale. The windows are soaped, with scratched out sale phrases, while inside, displays of symbols of Leftists and Buyers entice the viewer. I have to admit that the words "Clearance Sale" do make my heart beat a tad bit faster, even when it's part of a tongue-in-cheek critique of our materialism.

(Images via Elizabeth Dee gallery)