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The Art of Capitalism

August 6th, 2018

Today, capitalism, aka the free market, is linked to trade wars, suffocating student debt, entire countries gone bankrupt, burgeoning virtual currencies and coded security systems. What role can art and artists play in this wildly unbalanced economy? In abandoned bank buildings, failed urban development projects and public squares, we discover artists and their communities in the U.S., Western Europe, South America and Greece, taking on the challenge—as whistle blowers, catalysts, educators, money makers, evangelicals and documentarians.  

Featured in this episode: Occupy Museums/Imani Jacqueline Brown, Kenneth Pietrobono, Noah Fisher; Fictilis/Andrea Steves and Timothy Furstnau; Museum des Kapitalismus/Julian and Janosz; Musée du Capitalisme/Samuel Hus and Chloé Villain; La Torre de David/José Luis Blondet, Ángela Bonadies and Juan José Olavarría; Bank Job/Hilary Powell and Dan Edelstyn; Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir

Sound Editor: Anamnesis Audio | Special Sound: Ángela Bonadies and Juan José Olavarría; Bank Job; Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir; Contributing Producer: Anamnesis Audio for Reverend Billy Segment

Related Episodes: Art and the Rising Sea; Art Sparking Social Engagement; Where Art Meets Activism; Art of the Everyday; Occupy Museums on Artists and Debt Related Links: Occupy Museums; Museum of Capitalism: Fictilis; Museum des Kapitalismus; Musée du Capitalisme; Bank Job; Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir; SITE Santa Fe SITElines: Casa tomada

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