The Idealist Shop. Welcome to our new shop! We strive to accomplish positive change with humor, irony, satire and parody based on a cynical realism of today's world. We have a belief of creating a better future which we try to encourage with big statements and positive messages. In short, we are here to make you laugh, to start thinking and to react.  #Idealist #Zazzle #Tshirt

The Idealist Shop. Welcome to our new shop! We strive to accomplish positive change with humor, irony, satire and parody based on a cynical realism of today's world. We have a belief of creating a better future which we try to encourage with big statements and positive messages. In short, we are here to make you laugh, to start thinking and to react. #Idealist #Zazzle #Tshirt

Fang Lijun. Cynical Realism, a movement which developed in China in the 1990s focusing on the analysis of Chinese socio-political history in the 20th century.

Fang Lijun. Cynical Realism, a movement which developed in China in the 1990s focusing on the analysis of Chinese socio-political history in the 20th century.

Fang Lijun (方力钧; b1963, Handan, Hebei Province, China) | Fang Lijun one of the leading and most influential contemporary artists in china.  He is also known as one of the main forerunners of the early 1990’s movement known as Cynical Realism.

Fang Lijun (方力钧; b1963, Handan, Hebei Province, China) | Fang Lijun one of the leading and most influential contemporary artists in china. He is also known as one of the main forerunners of the early 1990’s movement known as Cynical Realism.

Back from the future, 2010, Arpád Daradics, Cynical Realism, Allegory, Mixed technique, 100 x 70 cm., Budapest, Hungary

Back from the future, 2010, Arpád Daradics, Cynical Realism, Allegory, Mixed technique, 100 x 70 cm., Budapest, Hungary

Chicago's stolid City Hall is filled with old questions, old cliches, old quips that reflect the cynical realism of all that is politics in this metropolis.    And one of the oldest is this:   "Who are the smartest aldermen in the Chicago City Council?" For nearly three decades now, the answer has almost always been the same:    "Ed Burke and then all the rest."

Chicago's stolid City Hall is filled with old questions, old cliches, old quips that reflect the cynical realism of all that is politics in this metropolis. And one of the oldest is this: "Who are the smartest aldermen in the Chicago City Council?" For nearly three decades now, the answer has almost always been the same: "Ed Burke and then all the rest."

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