Artist Anna explores consumer capitalism in Milton Keynes
An acclaimed artist from Milton Keynes currently has a thought-provoking piece of work exhibited at MK Central Library.
Anna Berry received an Arts Council England grant to make a political piece of art in the library about consumer capitalism.
‘The Constantly Moving Happiness Machine’ will be resident in the library for the whole of the month, and a special supporting event is being held there on September 20.
Famous academic and author of The Divide, Jason Hickel, will join Anna in conversation. She will talk about consumer capitalism and Hickel will discuss economic degrowth, questioning politicians’ and economists’ unquestioning belief that growth is necessary.
Professor Kevin McConway will chair the event.
“It’s an opportunity to engage with difficult political ideas in an accessible way with a celebrated academic .
“I’m really looking forward to it,” Anna said.
Anna’s politically engaged work has been exhibited nationally, at Tate Modern, and internationally, in Venice, America and Iceland.
Her Breathing Room installation in centre:mk proved a huge hit in 2014.
> To book tickets for the event visit www.annaberry.co.uk and follow the links.