In Capitalism Feels Like Minimal Art, Nr. 1 in the series "Pamphlets", artist Daniel Chluba helps us to understand the phenomenon of the increasing Crateization and traces it back to the Minimal Art movement of the 1960s: "The minimalist artists were the first to recognise the festish-like character of the crates: the magical power that cubes and crates have in them. Objects that avoid giving away where they come from." The ultimate "proof of the ominous alliance between capitalism and art" can be found in the contemporary figure of the bicycle messenger.

In his pamphlet, Daniel Chluba calls out to overcome the Crateization: "We have to destroy all the crates, otherwise the crates will destroy our civilization."

Daniel Chluba is a performance artist. As part of his artistic work, he has developed several characters, with whom he performs regularly. Mostly he does so in public space and in interaction with an unprepared audience. These actions lead to photographic series, videos, and relics. Capitalism Feels Like Minimal Art is based on the artist's character of the Capitalism Feels Like Minimal Art Bike Courier.

Capitalism Feels Like Minimal Art first appeared in German language. With this new edition in English, it goes international.

A comment by curator Kasper König on the publication: "Pamphlets: Capitalism... Vor 2 1/2 Wochen habe ich die Donald Judd Ausstellung im MoMA NY gesehen. Das ist verdammt gute Kunst, trotz Kapitalismus." ("Pamphlets: capitalism... 2 and a half weeks ago, I saw the Donald Judd exhibition in MoMA NY. That is damn good art, despite capitalism.")

Series: Pamphlets, Nr. 1
Edition of 100
Language: English
Pages: 14