political satire

The Chamber of Commerce Should Not Be Immune to Political Satire

By |2019-03-15T15:29:54-04:00October 29th, 2009|Blog|

On Monday, October 19th, the Yes Men, a group of artist/political activists, set up a mock website that looked like the Chamber of Commerce’s, and held a mock press conference where they announced that the Chamber was shifting its opposition to serious efforts to address global warming. Major news sources were fooled into reporting the story. In response, the Chamber [...]

EU Presidency “Entropa” Controversy or the Art of Offense

By |2019-03-13T15:03:17-04:00January 15th, 2009|Blog|

An art installation, sponsored by the new Czeck EU Presidency, and displayed in the European Council building in Brussels has become a litmus test for EU sensitivities. The conceptual artist David ?erný was commisssioned to invite 27 artists from EU member states to represent their country as they see it.  The idea was to gather specifically personal, non-government approved and possibly [...]