The 50 Most Political Art Pieces of the Past 15 Years

49. Capitalism Works for Me! by Steve Lambert, 2011

The title of the work, Capitalism Works for Me!, isn't cryptic at first glance. In fact it seems rather direct. The piece is constructed of a huge LED lit sign blaring the words of its title flanked by scoreboards that register "True" or "False" responses from audience members. The artwork however, lies more with the audience, who have to parse what capitalism means for themselves. The project was first announced by Steve Lambert on Kickstarter in 2011, and since its creation Lambert has taken Capitalism Works for Me! around to several cities in the United States. On Steve Lambert's Vimeo site you can find several videos of "interviewees" in the bind of voting not for any proposition or political shift, but just one of awareness.

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