A new capitalism – brutal and conquering – is moving in. It's the capitalism of a new category of vulture funds: private equity funds with the appetite of an ogre that command colossal amounts of capital.
We’ve reached a point in our civilization where counterculture has mutated into a self-obsessed aesthetic vacuum. So while hipsterdom is the end product of all prior countercultures, it’s been stripped of its subversion and originality.
In her iconic series, Chinese-born, German-raised artist Yang Liu uses simple pictograms depicting key cultural differences between East and West. China is represented by the red side and Germany by the blue.