“A surrealist, Dadaist theatre group, known as Solvognen, staged a clever demonstration to protest the commercialization and corruption of Christmas. Solvognen consisted of about 35 “artists” from Freetown Christiania, an anarchist community outside of Copenhagen.“
It’s not all bad though. The SantaCon event raises thousands of dollars for charity through partnerships with participating bars. Most Santas are jolly and nice. As someone who has observed it first hand, I have to say that it was a lot of fun. No one urinated or vomited on or near me – perhaps it was a good year.
This year the New York SantaCon has hired a civil rights lawyer to defend St. Nicks. Usually this event avoids talking to the media. However, their statement is as follows”
"While this event will always poke fun at society and the overly-commercialized aspects of the holiday (culture jamming), Santa and the Elves are working closely with city officials, the Parks Department and NYPD on better formats to manage the event while growing it as a much beloved annual tradition for the city."
This week's illustration topic is SantaCon. It was illustrated with digital paint and one of my photos. It can also be found on the 52 Week Illustration Challenge, picks of Week 50.
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