Chinatown Soup’s Community-Minded Version of Monopoly

NYC-based art and activism collective Chinatown Soup has developed a “Chinatown Edition” of Monopoly, but their version’s winner doesn’t play to control the city by achieving ownership of all valuable properties. Rather, players aim to create a more utopian neighborhood as the game “prizes the player that purposefully develops an area while keeping its residents in mind.” Highlighting the issues surrounding gentrification, this version of the …

Richard Galpin: Elephant (Ten Thousand Revolutions per Minute)

The British artist explores gentrification through his mind-boggling, colorfully abstract photographs on view at London's Hales Gallery

British artist Richard Galpin is best known for his scalpel-cut photographs of cities, but for his fifth solo exhibition—”Elephant (Ten Thousand Revolutions per Minute)”— on now at London’s Hales Gallery, the artist left his old methods behind, choosing instead to create a wall installation. A steel stud-work structure projects from the wall of the gallery, supporting 10 large panels of photographic paper on which Galpin’s …