Sunday, May 2, 2010

The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property. Karl Marx 

Private Property Created Crime by Jenny Holzer.1985

Abuse of Power Comes As No Surprise from the series Truisms T-shirts

Jenny Holzer. 1985

 You are a victim of the rules you live byJenny Holzer. 1985

Artists alone can’t change the world.  Neither can anyone else, alone.  But we can choose to be part of the world that is changing.  There is no reason why visual art should not be able to reflect the social concerns of our day as naturally as novels, plays, and music. . . [T]he more sophisticated artists become, the more they are able to make art that works on several levels.  Art that is not confined to a single context under the control of market and ruling-class taste is much harder to neutralize. And it is often quite effective when seen within the very citadels of power it criticizes.
-Lucy Lippard