IT'S THE POLITICAL ECONOMY, STUPID at Pori Art Museum
01.02.2013 - 26.05.2013
FIELD WORK, FILIPPO BERTA, JULIA CHRISTENSEN, YEVGENIY FIKS, FLO6X8, MELANIE GILLIGAN, JAN PETER HAMMER, ALICIA HERRERO, INSTITUTE FOR WISHFUL THINKING, OLGA KOPENKINA, ALEXANDRA LERMAN, SHERRY MILLNER & ERNIE LARSEN, ÓLAFUR ÓLAFSSON & LIBIA CASTRO, SUPERFLEX, ZANNY BEGG & OLIVER RESSLER
Curators: Oliver Ressler & Gregory Sholette
It´s the Political Economy, Stupid brings together a group of superlative artists who focus on the current crisis in a sustained and critical manner. Rather than acquiesce to our current calamity this exhibition asks if it is not time to push back against the disciplinary dictates of the capitalist logic and, as if by some artistic sorcery, launch a rescue of the very notion of the social itself.
An extensive exhibition catalogue titled "It´s the Political Economy, Stupid: The Global Financial Crisis in Art and Theory" will be published by Pluto Press (UK) and Pori Art Museum.