Marxist Disco (Cancelled), 2015


Letterpress print on vintage paper

27.50 x 19.60 in

69.8 x 49.8 cm

Edition of 50

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PRICE: $400

27.50 x 19.60 in

69.8 x 49.8 cm

Edition of 50

Unframed: $400
Framed: $750
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    About The Work

    English artist Scott King’s Marxist Disco (Cancelled) has been reconfigured for this presentation in Chicago, shifting the site of this late-70s event from the Lower Refectory, University House, in Sheffield, England, to the International House at the University of Chicago. The notion of a “Marxist “ disco at such an esteemed American institution of higher learning is both humorously plausible—naturally, a disco held by the intellectual elite could only have philosophical undertones—and circumstantially comical given the university’s connection to the “Chicago School” of economics. The notion of a “Marxist Disco” being held at school so strongly associated with a phenomenon known for its emphatic advocacy for a free market economy suggests the strong role played by irony, both in comedy and humor in general and in much of King’s work specifically.

    Courtesy of Art+Culture Projects

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