Martin Firrell
A Moral Idea
(with Clare Short)
2019
The text of this artwork originates from a conversation between the artist and
Clare Short
Secretary of State for International Development, 1997-2003.
A complete transcript is published in a pamphlet, available
here:
According to Clare Short, it is a mistake to link the moral content of socialism to any one system of social or economic organisation.

Quoting the former Russian President Gorbachev, she says: 'Peasants have always taken tomatoes to market' meaning markets are not all evil but distorted power and great inequality are. 

'A Moral Idea' is part of socialart.work, a mass public art project by public artist
Martin Firrell
calling for greater social justice.

It aims to create debate about power and gender, women's equality and masculinity, alternative forms of economic and social organisation, black power, and solidarity between people from different backgrounds and ethnicities.

It includes posters, publications and events supported in 2018-19 by the artist's residency with leading Out of Home media company
Clear Channel UK.
Part Of
socialart.work
Medium
Digital billboard
Displayed
UK, July 2019
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Residency
Artist in Residence, Clear Channel UK
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