Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Capitalism, Unclothed: Art Provocateur Zefrey Throwell on Overthrowing Wall Street With His "Naked Army"

NEW YORK—New Yorkers pride themselves on their blasé — nothing will phase a well-trained city pedestrian. But artist Zefrey Throwell's urban intervention turned even the most stoic of heads: those of Wall Street traders. Throwell's "Ocularpation: Wall Street" saw 50 performers strip down and mime different Wall Street-related professions (traders, yes, but also janitors, secretaries, and everything in between) in a critique of the financial industry, a piece inspired by the plight of the artist's mother, a 60 year old woman who lost her retirement savings in the economic crash, and was forced to come out of retirement to look for a job. READ MORE

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