In his current sequence of work, “Not Sorry We’re Closed,” Saint Louis, Missouri-based artist Brian Depauli questions the American “live-to-work” mentality. Involved with the cultural and environmental results of this obsession, in addition to the bodily and psychological well being ramifications, Depauli cites distinguished economist John Maynard Keynes’ essay, ‘Financial Prospects for Our Grandchildren’ as a supply of inspiration. Within the essay, Keynes states that by 2030 the usual of residing can be dramatically larger; folks, liberated from need (and with out the need to devour for the sake of consumption), would work not more than fifteen hours every week, devoting the remainder of their time to leisure and tradition. “My work envisions a world the place his prediction has come true,” explains Depauli.
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