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Artists Jonathan Blaustein explores overconsumption in ‘Party City is the Devil’

“Party City is the Devil” is an art exhibition that is currently on display at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos. This exhibition features photographs and wall installations and is made entirely of party supplies that have been purchased at Party City in Santa Fe.

Artist Jonathan Blaustein explains his work with party supplies serves as a metaphor for the absurdist level of overconsumption behind climate change.

The artwork is Jonathan’s fourth installment in a larger body of work that explores consumption and capitalism in America. All of the installments will be released in a monograph called “Extinction Party” next year.

Jonathan’s first consumption-based series titled, “The Value of a Dollar” was featured at the Albuquerque Museum and was later published in the New York Times Lens blog which went viral.

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