Lament for the welfare state’ art exhibition
This art installation asks some deceptively simple practical, political and moral questions about the kind of society in which we live and how we can best look after each other.
The art exhibition is in three parts:
Part one – Universal credit – applicants are required to navigate an extensive online process when making a claim
Part two – The Midas cabinet - Myths have been part of human culture for millennia warning of the seductive power of wealth in the form of gold
Part three – A visualisation of income and wealth in the form of rice grains
'The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is – it’s to imagine what is possible'. Bell Hooks (2012)
Those interested in inequality, social justice, economy, protest and art.
Sarah Holyfield will be in Pontio to discuss her work on Monday 7th November from 1-3pm and on Thursday November 10th from 10.30-12.30 pm