This is the latest video from Mexican artist Pedro Reyes’ Walker exhibition Baby Marx, which explores the intersections between ideology, entertainment and contemporary art.
A couple of weeks ago, Karl Marx and Adam Smith took a field trip to New York City to visit the Occupy Wall Street protest in Liberty Plaza–separately, and with different views on the issues at hand. Marx sees in the current economic crisis the same self-destruction of capitalism that he predicted 200 years ago, and in this an opportunity to revive socialism. Smith, however, sees a different opportunity.
Inside the precarious tents the resistance goes on, in a place that the privileged few have fled in a golden parachute…
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