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Virtual exhibition- Markets and me

This virtual exhibition was created during lockdown (2020) by students of the Euro Section English / Social Studies.
Lycée Lesage, Vannes, Britanny, France.

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Virtual exhibition- Markets and me

  1. 1. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me Scarcity, Production and Markets
  2. 2. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me Your task: you must contribute to the creation of an online exhibition with the title: "markets and me" ● visit these museums online : https://outilstice.com/2020/04/10-visites-virtuelles-grands-musees-mon diaux/#gs.5hpp95 ● Choose an artwork that, according to you, could illustrate an idea that has been studied in this chapter. Explain why. ● Put your finds right here. Scarcity, Production and Markets
  3. 3. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me Scarcity, Production and Markets Ferdinand Porsche, “Volkswagen type 1 Sedan” (1938) MoMA Architecture and Design This creation shows one of the most sought product after first needs products in our society. But, many people do not think of the air pollution that this implies (or even the work conditions ...) when they buy this car. This artefact shows a example of the market inefficiency Malo
  4. 4. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me Scarcity, Production and Markets For me, this creation shows us the importance of the consumer society in our life, but also the inequality which result of this. I think that as the shopping cart is fluorescent, we feel that it is important, a precious thing. But there are a lot of shopping carts all over the world. It's a mass product, used by the homeless to store and transport what they own. The artist wants to illuminate his artwork with the public electricity (neons) to show the difficulties for the homeless to feel fully at home in the USA… or anywhere. Finally, this installation explains to us the dark side (paradoxically with bright neon lights!) of the excessive consumption. Vannina This is the « Homeless Lamp, the juice Sucker », created by Ivàn Navarro between 2004 and 2005.
  5. 5. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me Scarcity, Production and Markets This ultrarealistic sculpture shows an ordinary woman eating in a diner. This artwork cruelly and ironically illustrates the consumer society; she bought fast food and her bag comes from a shopping mall. This denounces the consumer society as well as the capitalist market economy. The industries want to sell massive quantities of products despite they are unhealthy. That’s why the woman is overweighted. This sculpture is interesting because it shows the inequalities in the U.S.A. too. This woman is poor but she can buy cheap goods so that she feels like she’s part of the consumer society. Shel feels integrated. Youenn Woman eating, Duane Hanson, 1971 Smithsonian Art Museum
  6. 6. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me Scarcity, Production and Markets Jean Heiberg Ericsson Telephone ( model DBH1001) 1932 To me this creation of decorative arts shows us the evolution of phones and its growing place in the consumer society… as it has shrunk in size! When the first phones were created only a few people were able to own one, but over time and thanks to technological progress, this device became essential. Indeed many companies are competing with each other to meet customers needs by proposing many options. In spite of the high prices this market remains profitable. Izel
  7. 7. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me Scarcity, Production and Markets In this artwork, we can see guns and their bullets next to a dish full of meat lying on a table in the foreground and a dog in the background. According to me, this represents well the underground market where firearms, bullets, and even a lot of different kinds of animals are sold illegally. Furthermore, the picture is quite dark, so, it makes me think of the black market where items are sold by night. Thus, the illicit market is hard to pin down because we don’t know whether it’s just an illicit market or whether it’s also an imperfectly competitive market (with supposedly too much government regulation, barriers to entry…) Farah Al-Qasimi Piper at Barbeque in Houston 2016 Milian
  8. 8. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me Scarcity, Production and Markets This work of art, perfectly shows the consumer society in a market economy. In a society where the most important thing is to earn money, we see all the workers going back home, at the same time causing traffic jams and polluting enormously. However, all this could be avoided with initiatives that are making great strides with the VIDOC-19 crisis, such as teleworking in particular. In conclusion, this work shows a weak point of the market economy. https://www.moma.org/collection/works/202435?locale= en&page=27&with_images=true who wrote that? title ? author ? Year ? Location ?
  9. 9. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me Scarcity, Production and Markets For me, the plastic bags show the overconsumption of this object. Today, we find them all over the world, in the supermarket, grocery stores, etc. It’s easy to get it everywhere. According to me the plastic bags are consumed in perfectly unreasonable amounts. In addition, they are pollution factors that have created the infamous so-called “Seventh Continent” Finally, this artwork is an example of the excessive consumption, as a negative consequence of our individualistic behaviours in the markets, oblivious to the destructions it causes ont he planet. We are like flies trapped in that “Fly Repellent”. Théo Monika Sosnowska Fly Repellent (for Parkett no. 91) 2012
  10. 10. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me Scarcity, Production and Markets This art piece is a pop artwork realised by Andy Warhol in 1982. According to me, it represents the Market because Market can’t exist without money. It’s the starting point of all the free market economy. We use money to feed us, to get dress, to lodge us… Furthermore, the different colors used can represent the diversity of products, of choices, that markets offer. Finally, the money is represented here through the dollar, one of the strongest money in the world. The USA are perceived as the first economic power of the world and they are a fully market system, with its pros and cons, its merits and limits. Alice Dollar Sign, Andy Warhol
  11. 11. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me Scarcity, Production and Markets This artwork perfectly illustrates the society we live in. It is called the “supermarket lady” and it denouces the consumer society. We can see a overweight lady holding a shopping cart with a lot of stuff in it… that she won’t even probably need. Agrifood products are mass produced in the United States (and elsewhere in the world) and disrupted the consumer habits when malls came out. But both the infinite choice and the ever lower prices have their dark side: obesity, diabetes, animal suffering, deforestation... “Supermaket Lady”, by Duane Hanson in 1969. Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst Aix-La-Chapelle Meddy
  12. 12. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me Scarcity, Production and Markets Laura Owens, «Untitled»(2014), Guggenheim New-York This artwork is composed of a set of advertising. For me, it denounces capitalism and the consumer society. Indeed, advertising creates a need and encourages the purchase of things that are often useless. The artist seems to criticize this way of living, with the line that distorts the advertising page. For me, in this artwork the artist criticizes the market economy, that induces us to get a distorted view of the reality, oblivious to its limits. Adèle
  13. 13. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me put your artwork here. Don’t forget to mention the artist, the title of his artwork, the period, and the link! This document is a cartoon made by Horsey in 2004. It denounces the consumer society, the influence that the US has around the world and Donald Trump’s government which is connected to the present-day. First, the man represents the US ( it is written in his back) and he is eating all the world as if this country has a strong influence over other countries either in the South of America or other continents such as Europe. As an an example, it can be all the restaurants like Roadside in France or McDonalds…. Also, this same description corresponds to the title “The Consumer Society” because, just before the quarantine, pepole loads of products like 20 packs of toilet paper, while the family with 2 or 3 couldn’t have basic stuff anymore. In fact, in the US - and in all the developed countries as well - people overconsume food. Another example can be the overconsumption of clothes, phones, shoes etc. And last but not least, Donald Trump thinks that the US is a self-sustaining country so he wants to close the borders for the country to produce its own products in order to give work to the American citizens and less import products from other countries. This is even more true now that the number of unemployed has more than tripled in the US since the start of the lockdown. “The Consumer Society” by Horsey (2004) Sonia
  14. 14. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me Scarcity, Production and Markets this art piece criticizes, in the same way as the supermaket lady (seen upper), the consumer society by exposing a caricature of a person involved in the market economy. the artist is Duane Hanson By Florent Etrillard title ? author ? Year ? Location ? who wrote that?
  15. 15. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me Scarcity, Production and Markets Title: untitled Artist: Part Hyun-ki Period: 1982 (contemporary artist of Korean minimal video art.) Location MoMa https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/untitled-park-hyun-ki/-gFQ080aZTGGNg?hl=fr This piece of art perfectly shows the gap between wealth and death in today’s society. In fact, this picture illustrates a “natural” recycling center. on the foreground, we can see some cans and wine bottles while on the background, televisions were thrown. According to me, this artwork really dissociates two different worlds: people getting rid of cans and people getting rid of TVs. This can be compared to the market and non-market economy; where the Televisions were thrown away from Market Economy people because they’ve got a new one (“higher productivity”) while cans were thrown from Non-Market Economy’s people because they shared a good time with each other (“Sharing is a good way to feel good”). Jules
  16. 16. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me Scarcity, Production and Markets https://www.amazon.fr/Fabulous-Affiche-Portrait-Quadriptique-Marilyn/dp/B0825 GY35W https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/warhol-marilyn-diptych-t03093 Title: The Marilyn diptych Artist: Andy Warhol Period: 1962 Location: Tates Modern, London This artwork by Andy Warhol denounces the consumer society through the very famous actress Marilyn Monroe. Andy Warhol has represented the Marilyn portrait many times with different colors. He wanted to denounce mass production of many products and even of artists. Indeed, this serigraphy shows that the artists and their image are industrialized and they become symbols of the consumer society. Serigraphy were at the time just a way of making money in USA but Warhol succeeded in transforming this in a piece of art, which brought a second meaning to his creations: the art becoming a market economy in itself!. As you can see with the link, “The marilyn diptych” is for sale on Amazon, the symbol of our current consumer society. Elouan
  17. 17. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me Scarcity, Production and Markets Dossier EDD : Le Pop Art américain attaque la société de consommation Title: woman with child in a stroller Artist: Duane Hanson Period: 1985 This sculpture made by Duane Hanson shows us the caricature of the American housewife who, like many people, is part of the consumer society. We can see shopping bags in the photo, which she probably buys regularly, and her purchases are probably not necessary, which reminds us "the American Lady". Moreover, we can observe the lady is overweight which means she eats unhealthy food so she enriches the big industries. Indeed, this sculpture shows that we live in a society of unconscious consumption and not just in USA. Lolie
  18. 18. Scarcity, Production and Markets At first view we only see a group of 15 motorcyclists AKA “bikers” driving on the roads of Tibet between the cows and the tibet mountains. But this picture,taken by Wei Zhang doesn’t represent only this, since it demonstrates also for me the overconsumption of the humans. Here we have 15 motorcycles that consume oil and emit CO2 into the air. So this oil overconsumption generates an air pollution because of this growing number of motorcycles taht emit lot of CO2. Hence this all generate greenhouse gases emissions! Why don’t these people buy any bikes ? It will cheaper, sportier and at the same time eco-friendly ! This artwork makes us think about the overconsumption of the humans reagrding to differents goods that are not really necessary for our primary needs, especially speaking of our means of transport. Why do humans choose the easier way that doesn’t respect the environment ? Why are humans so hypocrite and pretend to reduce the greenhouse gases emissions while keeping on using this kind of commodities,. That’s the questions I ask myself looking at this kind of picture : / the name of this picture is “ballad from tibet”,this exhibition was takes by Wei Zhang on 2017 and this one is intended for a film. His work is exhibit to the MoMa https://www.moma.org/collection/works/404 Marceau
  19. 19. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me Scarcity, Production and Markets put your artwork here. Don’t forget to mention the artist, the title of his artwork, the period, and the link! Write your comment here: What idea (market, non market economy, scarcity, consumer society…) does this artwork illustrate according to you ? Why?)
  20. 20. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me Scarcity, Production and Markets put your artwork here. Don’t forget to mention the artist, the title of his artwork, the period, and the link! Write your comment here: What idea (market, non market economy, scarcity, consumer society…) does this artwork illustrate according to you ? Why?)
  21. 21. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me Scarcity, Production and Markets put your artwork here. Don’t forget to mention the artist, the title of his artwork, the period, and the link! Write your comment here: What idea (market, non market economy, scarcity, consumer society…) does this artwork illustrate according to you ? Why?)
  22. 22. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me Scarcity, Production and Markets put your artwork here. Don’t forget to mention the artist, the title of his artwork, the period, and the link! Write your comment here: What idea (market, non market economy, scarcity, consumer society…) does this artwork illustrate according to you ? Why?)
  23. 23. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me Scarcity, Production and Markets put your artwork here. Don’t forget to mention the artist, the title of his artwork, the period, and the link! Write your comment here: What idea (market, non market economy, scarcity, consumer society…) does this artwork illustrate according to you ? Why?)
  24. 24. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me Scarcity, Production and Markets put your artwork here. Don’t forget to mention the artist, the title of his artwork, the period, and the link! Write your comment here: What idea (market, non market economy, scarcity, consumer society…) does this artwork illustrate according to you ? Why?)
  25. 25. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me Scarcity, Production and Markets put your artwork here. Don’t forget to mention the artist, the title of his artwork, the period, and the link! Write your comment here: What idea (market, non market economy, scarcity, consumer society…) does this artwork illustrate according to you ? Why?)
  26. 26. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me Scarcity, Production and Markets put your artwork here. Don’t forget to mention the artist, the title of his artwork, the period, and the link! Write your comment here: What idea (market, non market economy, scarcity, consumer society…) does this artwork illustrate according to you ? Why?)
  27. 27. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me Scarcity, Production and Markets put your artwork here. Don’t forget to mention the artist, the title of his artwork, the period, and the link! Write your comment here: What idea (market, non market economy, scarcity, consumer society…) does this artwork illustrate according to you ? Why?)
  28. 28. Online Exhibition. Markets & Me Scarcity, Production and Markets put your artwork here. Don’t forget to mention the artist, the title of his artwork, the period, and the link! Write your comment here: What idea (market, non market economy, scarcity, consumer society…) does this artwork illustrate according to you ? Why?)

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