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Representing the Death of Neoliberalism – Part 2

Installation view of Thatcher is Dead by Julien Gremaud, 2014 This essay was originally published in FOAM Magazine’s new Talent Issue. The first part of this essay can be found here. Neoliberal ideology aggressively promotes leverage, risk and debt. This is true for governments and corporations, but it is also true for individual consumers. One…

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Representing the Death of Neoliberalism – Part 1

Julien Gremaud, from the series Thatcher is Dead, 2014 This essay was originally published in FOAM Magazine’s new Talent Issue. Thatcher is Dead is the provocative yet matter-of-fact title of a series of images produced by Swiss artist Julien Gremaud. The images are purposefully obscure and consequently also difficult to read. At first sight they…

An Israeli mobile artillery unit fires towards the Gaza Strip

Gaza and the US Dollar Hegemony

An Israeli mobile artillery unit fires towards the Gaza Strip, July 21, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Elias The power of images coming out of Gaza, and their role in effecting global public opinion on the war should not be underestimated. Beyond the information reported by the mainstream media, it seems that the most profound reactions were actually…