Posts Tagged ‘Conceptualism’

Artist in Clevedon Commemorates Victims of Austerity

May 7, 2015

I didn’t catch this, but there was a piece on the news yesterday about an artist in Clevedon, who is using their art to commemorate the victims of Cameron’s and Clegg’s austerity. They’ve made figures on the beach of the individual victims, complete with their story, and are burning them.

It’s very much a piece of Conceptual Art, like the installations and works of Tracy Emin, Damian Hurst et al. It most reminds me of a piece I saw by three local artists in Cheltenham was back in the early part of this century. One of them was a piece marking the victims of Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland. it consisted of a series of their portraits, which had been covered in molten lead.

This piece shows the same process of creative construction and destruction, to protest the deaths of real individuals.

As Britain goes to the polls today, it’s vital that these people be remembered. The mendacious government that wilfully took their lives just to give tax cuts to the poor, to the applause of corrupt media barons like the Rothermeres, the Barclays, and Murdoch must not be returned.

We can’t bring them back, but we can stop the Tories and Lib Dems carrying on the massacre.

Vote them out. Now.