27.07.15 by Kimi Hamada

99 Balloons, 1 Brick of Gold, 7000 Thumbtacks

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Peruvian artist Iván Sikic addresses the growing income gap through an installation involving 99 balloons, one gilded brick, and 7000 thumbtacks. While events like Occupy Wallstreet brought the fact that 1% of the population controls the majority of the world’s wealth into the mainstream, Sikic aims to keep that conversation going. “It’s My Party and I Do What I Want To” is cheeky but it’s the kind of poking fun that draws attention to the sheer ridiculousness of that reality and what it means for the rest of the 99%. More images below.

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Iván Sikic’s Website

Via The Creators Project













Kimi Hamada
Kimi studied contemporary literature for a ridiculously long time. She enjoys words with pictures and writing about things she likes.







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