Mark Chamberlain’s BC Space mixed media exhibition Capital Crime$, with more than 50 artists, opens on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 3-6 p.m. with a public reception.
The exhibit, 235 Forest Ave., is intended to reveal the enormously destructive role that money–and the power it wields–increasingly play in our culture, Chamberlain said.
Historian Thomas Frank has sounded the alarm loudly and often. In “It’s a Rich Man’s World,” his April 2012 essay for Harper’s Magazine, Frank writes, “Over the course of the past few decades, the power of concentrated money has subverted professions, destroyed small investors, wrecked the regulatory state, corrupted legislators en masse, and repeatedly put the economy through the wringer. Now it has come for our democracy itself.”
Chamberlain asked artists to comment on this situation and add their voice to the debate. The response was swift and dramatic as this exhibition reveals.
There will be a special centenary tribute to Woody Guthrie at 4:09 p.m. during the free reception. The exhibit will run through Dec. 22.
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