The Neoliberal Aesthetic
This is an ongoing project that asks the broad question, "is there an emergent aesthetic of neoliberalism?" The work first came about from my time in Halifax, where the city was rapidly changing. Artist studios were tore down for "limited edition living," luxury style condominiums, and rents were rapidly increasing. The increased supply of housing wasn't alleviating the struggles for those at the fringes. I've carried this work more broadly, undertaking investigations in Montreal, where I now live. Colourful architectures available to all are being tore down, replaced by grey and drab coffee shops and luxury restaurants. Has anyone asked for this?
Widely expanded observations are available in the writing below.