A L E X G A W R O N S K I

Those Who Pay

 

Those Who Pay, 2021

Acrylic and enamel paint on board (braced)

(73 x 60 x 5 cm)

 

Executed for the Tzedek Collective’s Artists in Solidarity Fundraiser (www.tzedekcollective.com) this work was painstakingly recreated from a discarded roadside object. In this case, the word ‘board’ resonates with a double meaning: it refers to the materiality of ‘the thing itself’ (as art) while also suggesting the offer of free lodging (as a welcome to community & belonging). Both art & belonging are today underscored by the econometric ‘post’ political imperatives of neoliberalism (a global war ‘by other means’). Those with the power to accumulate may do so for good and evil. Accumulation may benefit collective desires and progressive political horizons or it may, as is most commonly the case within our culture narrowly beholden to the ‘bottom line’, simply contribute to private aggrandisement and endemic territorialism.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written by alex gawronski

October 10, 2021 at 5:25 PM