These are not hunger or bread riots. These are riots of defective and disqualified consumers. […] We are all consumers now, consumers first and foremost, consumers by right and by duty. The day after the 11/9 outrage George W. Bush, when calling Americans to get over the trauma and go back to normal, found no […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on February 12, 2012 ― Published in Communication | Tagged: Bauman, capitalism, consumer, consumerism, critic, crowd, economy, Insurrection, protest, riot, shopping, Stuart Hall, Žižek
☛ The New Yorker: illustration by Eddie Guy for the review “Man Alone. Louis C.K.’s tribute to truth” by Nancy Franklin, June 13, 2011, pp. 126-127; subscription is required to access the full article. © 2011 Condé Nast. The portrait shown above was produced by Canadian-born illustrator Eddie Guy. For more information (biography, portfolio) visit […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on December 30, 2011 ― Published in Art, Communication, Technology | Tagged: capitalism, comedy, community, distribution, economy, entertainement, Internet, Louis CK, model, prosumer, representation
☛Initial Access: “Between Men and Animal” by Yue Minjun, oil on canvas, 280cm x 400cm, 2005 From Initial Access, the Frank Cohen collection: Minjun’s toothy faces have been likened to the expansive smiles of fashion models or faces in a toothpaste commercial but, although they have their origins in advertising and are based upon a […]
• By Philippe Theophanidis on November 25, 2010 ― Published in Art, Painting | Tagged: ambiguity, animal, capitalism, China, communism, cynical realism, cynicism, distance, happiness, history, indifference, man, neutral, Politic, realism, representation, suspension
An illustration by Arthur “Art” Young, American illustrator, for the socialist magazine The Masses, published in 1913. More informations about his life and contribution to the magazine and the political satire genre.