Student Work

  • Fine Arts (MFA)

    Andrés Martínez Ruiz


    New York Penal Law '240.15 Criminal anarchy. A person is guilty of criminal anarchy when (a) he advocates the overthrow of the existing form of government of this state by violence, or (b) with knowledge of its contents, he publishes, sells or distributes any document which advocates such violent overthrow, or (c) with knowledge of its purpose, he becomes a member of any organization which advocates such violent overthrow. Criminal anarchy is a class E felony. My work inquires about the production and distribution of images of dissent: How are these images understood in the context of a globalized market? At what point do our acts of discordance become consumer goods? When is our insubordination assumed as a market niche and our rebellion becomes manufactured desire?