How are artists visualizing the financial crisis? Post author By Philip Lane Post date April 30, 2012 Frieze Magazine weighs in here. Update: The comments thread contains links to an array of crisis-related imagery. Categories In Uncategorized 35 Comments on How are artists visualizing the financial crisis? ← Fiscal Causes and Consequences → Data journalism handbook 35 replies on “How are artists visualizing the financial crisis?” No artistic merit claim – but my own visualizations, for the last 4 years, here: http://www.japlandic.com/ Interesting…but the expression “current art theory” is a bit of a waffle. Contrary to what the author implies many’s the time and oft economics has featured in Art. As Solzhenitsyn proposed Art carries from one man to another all his lifelong experiences, bringing with them all their colours burdens and flavours. Which I interpret as, art cannot be explained and dissected by theory, instead, it is a gift of sublimation that humans can experience. And as such it is and always has been connected to all the things that make up life, things like death and taxes. I won’t claim any artistic merit… But I’ll throw up some of my visualizations from the last 4 years! Firstly – The Guinness House Price Index: Post with explanatory link – http://www.japlandic.com/2011/02/guinness-house-index.html Original image – http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz209/What_Goes_Up_/Japlandic/GuinnessHouseIndex01.png Next – Loose Lips Sink Ships!: http://www.japlandic.com/2011/02/1-800-tell-brian.html http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz209/What_Goes_Up_/Japlandic/1800TellBrian01.png The Glorious Few: http://www.japlandic.com/2011/02/never-was-so-much.html http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz209/What_Goes_Up_/Japlandic/sofew02.png The Perfect Storm: http://www.japlandic.com/2011/02/stormy-weather.html http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz209/What_Goes_Up_/Japlandic/PerfectStorm.png >300 http://www.japlandic.com/2011/02/2009.html http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz209/What_Goes_Up_/Japlandic/IrishPatriotism.png Do not Like! http://www.japlandic.com/2011/02/i-do-not-like-green-eggs-and-ham-or.html http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz209/What_Goes_Up_/Japlandic/greenparty.png Silence Is Golden http://www.japlandic.com/2011/02/silence-is-golden.html http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xkrke5_silence-is-golden_news The Wave http://www.japlandic.com/2011/09/wave-goodbye.html http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz209/What_Goes_Up_/Japlandic/WavePower.jpg Gambling For Salvation http://www.japlandic.com/2011/09/economic-dilly-dali-ing.html http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz209/What_Goes_Up_/Japlandic/GamblingForSalvation.jpg The author clearly knows what he is talking about as an economist. As to the rest, I agree with sf ca writer. If It’s On A T-Shirt… It Must Be True!” http://www.japlandic.com/2011/09/love-thy-neighbour.html http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz209/What_Goes_Up_/Japlandic/IrelandIsNot.jpg One for NWL… http://www.japlandic.com/2011/09/on-cross.html http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz209/What_Goes_Up_/Japlandic/IBRC.jpg Not in Kansas anymore! http://www.japlandic.com/2011/09/wizard-of-banksy.html http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz209/What_Goes_Up_/Japlandic/ClickYourHeels.jpg Plan Nein! http://www.japlandic.com/2011/09/b-movie.html http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz209/What_Goes_Up_/Japlandic/PlanBFromTheECB.jpg Run! Zorba! Run! http://www.japlandic.com/2011/09/run-zorba-run.html http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz209/What_Goes_Up_/Japlandic/Zorba.jpg Gambling For Resurrection http://www.japlandic.com/2011/09/gambling-for-resurrection.html http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz209/What_Goes_Up_/Japlandic/GamblingForResurrection.jpg A Keane Reader http://www.japlandic.com/2011/10/let-them-read-keane.html http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz209/What_Goes_Up_/Japlandic/LetTehmReadKeane02.jpg The Massacre Of The Innocents http://www.japlandic.com/2011/10/suffer-little-children.html http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz209/What_Goes_Up_/Japlandic/SufferLittleChildren.jpg The Treachery Of An Inside Job http://www.japlandic.com/2011/10/treachery-of-bankers.html http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz209/What_Goes_Up_/Japlandic/TheTreacheryOfBankers.jpg Too Close To The Sun http://www.japlandic.com/2011/11/eurocracy.html http://i828.photobucket.com/albums/zz209/What_Goes_Up_/Japlandic/Eurocracy.jpg Growth http://williambanzai7.blogspot.com/2012/04/infinite-growth.html Debt Pile http://williambanzai7.blogspot.com/2012/04/debt-pile.html etc. Hierarchy of Bankster Needs http://williambanzai7.blogspot.com/2010/09/maslows-hierarchy-of-bankster-needs.html The Machine http://williambanzai7.blogspot.com/2010/05/welcome-to-machine.html Bust of Blind Biddy during her bohemian jousts in Paris of the 1930s http://www.christies.com/LotFinder/lot_details.aspx?intObjectID=5313319 Bust … sums it up really. The Cartoonists are leading the way ….. I pop a few from PressEurop on here from time to time … http://www.presseurop.eu/en/content/cartoon/1901261-deprived-debate ‘The controversial neoliberal theorist Francis Fukuyama recently argued, in the magazine Foreign Affairs, that Marxist theory has been ‘replaced with Postmodernism, multiculturalism, feminism, critical theory and a host of other fragmented intellectual trends that are more cultural than economic in focus’. He went on to suggest that the ideology of the future needs to have ‘two components, political andeconomic’. Lacking an explicit or formalized economic component, current art theory does not fit this bill. Political and Economic. WOW! AWESOME! Francis Who? End. @Philip Lane Now that The Aesthetic Turn is practically mainstream – when may we expect the launch of The Irish Journal of Aesthetic Economics? How artists visualise financial crisis? In a similar way to how my daughter views it: http://www.google.ie/imgres?q=picture+of+financial+crisis&hl=en&sa=X&biw=1264&bih=616&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&tbnid=U15te9fHwxEr8M:&imgrefurl=http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2009/03/financial-crisis-piggy-bank.html&docid=4N0JukbMlZ87NM&imgurl=http://pics.blameitonthevoices.com/032009/financial_crisis_piggy_bank.jpg&w=444&h=289&ei=AeifT6zGKNKDhQeI5MnBAQ&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=801&vpy=66&dur=1266&hovh=181&hovw=278&tx=150&ty=131&sig=116659757253217159770&page=3&tbnh=129&tbnw=172&start=42&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:42,i:171 Thanks one and all – haven’t laughed as much on one thread since JTO ‘left the bulding’. @What Goes Up…. +1 🙂 well done… my favourite is it the one of Bertie smiling with his cup of tea with the caption “you voted for me” The Wave is still my favourite. Oh, and this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUOcy7P5WtEsaZn3Q2X0xJTA&feature=player_detailpage&v=p1vaGY-TUYk @hoganmahew Gold! Silence Is Golden http://www.japlandic.com/2011/02/silence-is-golden.html http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xkrke5_silence-is-golden_news (Should I throw up the Downfall vids?) Ireland True Lie 1 May 2012 The Irish Times Dublin http://www.presseurop.eu/en/content/cartoon/1901801-true-lie European Union Austerity trap 20 April 2012 Trouw Amsterdam http://www.presseurop.eu/en/content/cartoon/1845561-austerity-trap @WGU Yeah, at least one Downfall, they’re very much of that time! Comments are closed.