“I hate Karl Marx” | Rainer Ganahl | 2010 (web video)

I laughed out loud @KiasmaMuseum at @rainerganahl 2010 video “I hate Karl Marx”, but the humour didn’t seem to be appreciated by others.

Here’s a description from the artist:

For this video playing in the year 2045 Karl Marx has reincarnated as Chinese. He controls the world and the entire world is Chinese, speaks Chinese, dresses and eats Chinese (the same way it is today English/American). Marx’s specter to haunt the world could not be stopped by any capitalist alliance. The young German lady speaking and screaming entirely in Chinese suffers a melt down in front of Marx’ statue on Karl Marx Allee expressing her discontent and opposition.

The appreciation of Karl Marx is described by Rainer Ganahl more fully at http://www.ganahl.info/karlmarx.html:

I see Marx as an socio-economic thinker who came up with the best analysis of his generation. He was the first one to properly grasp the full impact of industrialization and its consequences on people in relationship to the entire economic system.

He did do that with an ethical eye, a drive for social and economic justice and a good portion of wishful teleological thinking one can share or not

This work of art could be described by Stuart Candy as “Journalism from the Future“.

I hate Karl Marx

“I hate Karl Marx” | Rainer Ganahl | 2010 (web video) at http://www.ganahl.info/Ihatekarlmarx.html

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