Consumerism

psychology

The Psychology of Our Love for Marie Kondo and 'Organization Porn'

The tidying expert’s new Netflix show has drawn breathless attention.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.7.19
christmas

Christmas Presents Are Bad, Actually

Forget to get someone a gift? Let me provide you with after-the-fact justification.
Allie Conti
12.20.18
Features

How Consumerism Devoured The Workin’ Man Blues

How did the genre transform from working class catharsis to an corporate marketing campaign for a certain version of the American dream?
Amy McCarthy
7.21.18
neon art

Neon Sculptures Illuminate Animals on the Verge of Extinction

A pop-up art exhibit sheds light on creatures threatened by consumerism.
Beatrice Barkholz
7.3.17
Consumerism

99 American Artists Display Their Dollar Store Dreams in Detroit

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit’s new exhibition about the dollar store holds value in the Motor City.
Rebecca Mazzei
6.1.17
Social Media

This Strange, Subversive Instagram Exposes the Sickness of Social Media

Time2Reflect uses unorthodox catalog and play-doh composites to critique our obsession with social media.
Andrew Nunes
5.14.17
Remembering Things

I Spent a Day Trying to Figure Out What People See in 'OK Computer'

My last piece on the album made Radiohead fans deeply, deeply angry.
Ryan Bassil
4.6.17
Art

This Artist Tells Multimedia Crime Stories By Questioning the Justice System

Mixed-media artist Ilona Gaynor uses her breadth of financial and legal knowledge to tell inward-facing stories of the justice system.
The Creators Project
1.27.17
Art

An Ideological Candy Shop Gave Croatian History Lessons at Art Basel

Irena Haiduk’s booth as part of the Kabinett Section of Art Basel offered candy to fairgoers….if they were willing to take a political stance.
Andrew Nunes
12.12.16
Art

This Artist Makes Fantastically Creepy Sculptures from Dismembered Toys

Freya Jobbins’ up-cycled artworks are challenging consumer culture and fine art aesthetics.
Sami Emory
12.1.16
Art

CONSUME OR DIE | GIF Six-Pack

If ever there were a time for retail therapy, it's never.
Beckett Mufson
11.24.16
Fashion

A Felt Artist Recreated the UK's Most Shoplifted Items

British artist Lucy Sparrow took a humorous look at the everyday criminal act of shoplifting.
Kevin Holmes
11.3.16
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