"It's the Political Economy, Stupid" Exhibition

Austrian Cultural Forum NYC

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The Austrian Cultural Forum New York is pleased to present this international group exhibition, curated by the Austrian-American team of Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette. The title derives from the slogan which in the early 1990s came to define then presidential candidate Bill Clinton’s campaign, “It’s the economy, stupid”.

The impending economic crisis that we face today has also become a major crisis for representative democracy. It’s the Political Economy, Stupid brings together an international group of artists who focus on the current crisis in a sustained and critical manner. Rather than acquiesce to the current calamity, the artworks, which include videos, photographs, installations, and a commissioned site-specific wall mural, ask whether it is time to push back against the disciplinary dictates of the capitalist logic and, by use of artistic means, launch a rescue of the very notion of the social itself.

[Image: Dread Scott, Still from "Money to Burn" (2010) video. Courtesy of the artist]


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