THE PIECE OF ART
title : Cultural Jamming | artist : Adbusters Media Foundation | date : – | Place : Vancouver, Canada
The Adbusters Media Foundation is a Canadian-based no-profit, pro-environment organization founded in 1989 by Kalle Lasn and Bill Schmalz in Vancouver, British Columbia. Adbusters describes itself as “a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age’ (wikipidea) They publish the magazine Adbusters focused on anti consumerism.
EXPLANATION OF THE PIECE
Adbusters has launched numerous international campaigns, including Buy Nothing Day, TV Turnoff Week and Occupy Wall Street, and is known for their “subvertisements” that spoof popular advertisements.
Cultural Jamming is the of criticizing and subverting advertising and consumerism in the mass media, by methods such as producing advertisements parodying those of global brands.