Zefrey Throwell’s ‘Ocularpation’ Makes Gilded Comment on Work and Wall Street

NEW YORK—The handcuffs are about the NYPD; The brooms reference janitors. The objects are among 50 Zefrey Throwell identified and drenched in gold to symbolize jobs and professions related to Wall Street. There are many beyond the bankers and stock traders and they represent the so-called 99 percent.

The exhibit, “Ocularpation: Wall Street” also included photography, paintings and a video directed by Throwell in which 50 performers stand outside, remove their clothes and begin “working” in the middle of Wall Street. The exhibit, shown at Klemens Gasser & Tanja, was derived from the Aug. 1, 2011, outdoor stunt which the gallery describes as “a call for transparency.”

The exhibit was on view from Jan. 6 to Feb. 11, 2012.

All photos by Arts Observer

All of the objects have a gold enamel veneer.

Post Your Thoughts