Karl Marx and Adam Smith Drop in on Occupy Wall Street..

Here is a superb post covering the event.

Last week Karl Marx and Adam Smith, two of the stars of the Pedro Reyes exhibition/video seriesBaby Marx, made an impromptu trip from the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis to Occupy Wall Street in New York’s Financial District. The artist had been tracking the protests and decided the puppets should check them out. Together with the director of photography Vicente Pousso and the Minneapolis-based puppeteers Janaki Ranpura (Smith) and Marc Berg (Marx), Reyes shot several new scenes. Among other activities, Marx interviewed OWS protesters, while Smith set up the first Occupy Wall Street bank.

Occupy Wall Street bank! :-)!

Reading a little of econ history so far, Smith is wrongly framed as free-market person. He was a philosopher interested in general human welfare. He most likely would have been highly disappointed with the banks and may be join the Occupy movement himself! As far as Marx is concerned, he might have been really happy to see all this happening..

The videos of the visit should be ready in the next few weeks. Check the pictures on the post meanwhile…


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