Pawel Kuczynski's Thought-Provoking Illustrations

As you've seen in this fascinating lecture by Slavoj Žižek, the logic of the reigning corporatist hegemony requires that people become mindless, selfish, individualistic consumers and automata in a zero-sum game rather than thoughtful citizens who question the status quo, and who work to make the world a better, more just and equitable place in which everyone contributes to create the conditions under which everyone can flourish.

Of course, to the extent that they can distract you with mind-numbing and petty entertainment, and to the extent that they can appeal to your basest and most shallow instincts, they have the upper hand. Luckily, though, there are people like artist Pawel Kuczynski, who manage to peer beneath the surface and expose, in powerfully visual ways, the cultural, institutional and structural framework under which this entire system operates and the basic hidden presuppositions that fuel its exploitative success.

How many of the following drawings reflect your life, your culture, your world?

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I bet complacency doesn't look all that comfortable now...
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