May 18 & May 25, 2011
GLOBALIZATION! DEMOCRATIZATION! INCARCERATION!
by Charles Beronio
Welcome to millennial capitalism and the new era of imaginary economics. We live in a contradictory and
conflicted reality of globalized economy, trans-national migrations, and media saturation. Commerce has reached
an unparalleled scale that spans and envelops the globe and along with it– the spread of discontent, protest,
disruption, and violence. Consumption of goods and media has become a dominant practice in the ways we
relate to ourselves and to each other.
My practice examines and critiques the relationship between political ideology and commerce. I produce work to
engage and contend with historical and contemporary events and social conditions in the increasingly abstract
world we live in.
This banner was made specifically for 3///3 ...three walls on wednesdays..., and is
composed of a canvas remnant and paint. It is part of an ongoing body of text-based work whose subject
and language critiques the rhetoric of capital. Long live the spectacle!
May 1, 2011