Joe Scanlan: Red Flags– Stand Up Comedy


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Red Flags

Made by Scanlan for his 2009 exhibition at castillo/corrales, the artist has re-conceived formative economic texts by Thorstein Veblen, Joseph Schumpeter, Milton Friedman, and Edward Said as a kind of epic poem. The original essays range from anti-capitalist analyses to colonialism to the advent of American big business, newly contextualized by Scanlan to address instead the concerns of artists and the state of creative production now. By making these small, significant alterations, Scanlan shifts points—what would it mean to discuss contemporary culture in purely economic terms, think of "markets" as neighbors, or the artist as entrepreneur? A fresh, lyrical approach to subject matter that's often stubbornly pushed to wayside. Edition of 500. 

Price: $28