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Austerity Measure

austerity-measureAusterity Measure
Henningham Family Press
2011
Edition 50
screenprint and lasercut
460 x 340 x 2 mm
£180 (£348 framed)

Exhibited in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2012

It isn’t just everything that is solid that melts into thin air, language itself becomes bankrupt, and loses currency. We kept a post-it note on the radio to note down the absurd proliferating phraseology of the reccession. We thought, perhaps by reversing Marx’s maxim and turning the metaphors back into a real object we could point out the absurdity of supposed financial meltdown in a world of Industrial plenty.

 

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