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The Shitstem
The Shitstem
Clay, glaze, and nail polish
6 x 33 x 33cm
2017
$295

Eight men now own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of the world’s humanity.* The title text, “The Shitstem” (the corrupt system), comes from Marlon James in his book A Brief History of Seven Killings. He describes many atrocities in Jamaica in the 1970s. What stuck with me was the CIA providing military grade weapons to gangs in the ghettos to disrupt the elected socialist government’s programs of free education, a minimum wage, health care, etc.
*Oxfam Report, An Economy for the 99%