Cleaning out the digital mailbag this morning, I found a few gems pertaining to the Occupy movement, economic collapse, and intentionally bad, prizewinning art:
- Salon asks how the appalling image of U.C. Davis’ infamous pepper spray cop became a hilarious internet meme that parades through art history.
- “When I was writing V for Vendetta I would in my secret heart of hearts have thought: wouldn’t it be great if these ideas actually made an impact?” Alan Moore discusses the Occupy movement’s adoption of his Guy Fawkes mask.
- The economic collapse has killed art as we know it, argues Jonathan Jones in The Guardian, pointing to a postponed Gagosian exhibit that involved 100kg of gold bricks.
- Banksy in in the running for the Turnip Prize, an annual award for bad art.
- The Economist profiles a Tunisian cartoonist by the name of Z battles censorship and a changing and challenging political climate.
- The BBC takes a look at the weird and wonderful political party logos popping up during Egypt’s election.