Consumerism

12.11.18

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We live in a world committed to making purchases as easy as possible. But at what cost?

11.14.18

Conor Oberst's Desaparecidos Project Made One of His Best Albums

2002's "Read Music, Speak Spanish" is still a reminder that you can sing about anti-capitalism and make it beautiful.

7.23.18

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?

2.14.18

This Valentine's Day, Remember That Cheese Will Never Leave You

If you're feeling despondent on this highly commercial day of cartoon hearts and boxes of chocolate, just remember that cheese is truly the food of love. Even if you're alone.

4.6.17

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.

1.26.17

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.

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12.9.16

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.

11.25.16

CONSUME OR DIE | GIF Six-Pack

If ever there were a time for retail therapy, it's never.

11.2.16

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.

10.8.16

Provocative Women Peer From Behind Fortune Cookie Wisdom

The artist paired pornographic photography with sage advice.

9.21.16

Fuck Pumpkin Spice

Purchasing highly processed pumpkin-spice-flavoured things is the equivalent of decorating your entire house with Keep Calm and Carry On merchandise.

7.18.16

Exhibition Challenges the Notion of the Brazilian Outcast

Through his subversion of capitalist and consumerist objects, artist Adriano Costa challenges society’s tendency toward exclusion.

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