Measures of Inequity features a series of sculptures that give material form to graphs and diagrams used to map the unequal distribution of wealth in a wide range of disciplines, from economics and sociology to management and gender studies.
Inequality is one of today’s most controversial and widely discussed issues. In most advanced economies, the unequal distribution of wealth, in which the wealthiest people in society possess an ever disproportionate share of the capital, has been increasing over the past couple of decades. This intensification is connected to political changes, especially with regards to taxation and finance, but also to neoliberal economic policies and practices that have strengthened the logic of social exclusion and reinforced uneven access to employment, education, health services as well as other resources. Recently, growing inequality has led to waves of popular unrest, including the Occupy Movement, anti-austerity protests in Southern Europe, the Maple Spring in Quebec and, earlier, the antiglobalization movement.
Installation. Variable dimensions. Wood, thread, metal, wire and acetate.
Measures of Inequity was commissioned by the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York.
Measures of Inequity (2016)