Economics + Environmentalism

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Simon Starling, One Ton II (Five handmade platinum/palladium prints of the Anglo American Platinum mine at Potgieterus, South Africa, produced using as many platinum group metal salts as can be produced from one ton of ore) (detail), 2005. Five platinum/palladium prints framed in acrylic boxes; each: 25 9/16 x 33 7/16 in. (65 x 85 cm). Rennie Collection, Vancouver José Luis Gutiérrez © MCA Chicago


Artist Dan Peterman as well as scholars Bill Brown and Matthew Jesse Jackson, both professors at the University of Chicago, discuss cycles of production and consumption and recycling of materials in Simon Starling’s work.