Author Archives: Giselle Zatonyl

About Giselle Zatonyl

Multi-disciplinary artist, working primarily with digital mediums, installation and sculpture. Interested in capturing the visceral and ephemeral aspects of the contemporary human experience, most recently: anxiety, precarity, apprehension, anticipation and loss.

Art, Capitalism and Crisis

BROOKLYN ARTIST, GISELLE ZATONYL | © 2014

BROOKLYN ARTIST, GISELLE ZATONYL | © 2014

Art, Capitalism and Crisis by Brooklyn artist Giselle Zatonyl, first appeared last month on Critical Eyes, “a blogging collective that focuses on image politics through a critical lens.” Drunk in a Midnight Choir is reposting this article with the permission of the managing editor, Tamara Cedre. 

Many crises currently face the world; income disparity, vast social and economic gaps, depletion of natural resources; all consequences of irresponsible Capitalism. Art is not exempt: growing price tags, number of art students, art schools, artworks. All sustained by an education structure designed to benefit a few,  widen wealth gaps and consume art’s fertile ground of innovation. Capitalism is a political system with deep roots in inequality. Its snowballing effect, a cancer; an almost unstoppable force that relies on its own growth. As a critical, solution-oriented artist, I intuitively seek to defend the field of Art from its damages. Continue reading

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