"Non consumiamo Marx" was composed by Luigi Nono in 1969.
Dedicated to Carlos Franqui, the revolutionary Cuban poet, this 18 minutes' piece for tape includes some audio recordings of the political boycott of the 1968's Venice Biennale.
Considered as a "fortress of bourgeois art" by invited artists and students who protested, this edition of the Biennale was seriously altered by contestations, galleries occupation and violent riot police confrontation.
Luigi Nono himself, as a member of the Central Committee of the Italian Communist Party, was part of this Biennale's boycott.
Outside of the french pavillion, the cybernetic artist Nicolas Schöffer wrote on a paper at the entrance : "Chiuso" and showed beside a picture of police charges during the Paris May protest.
The piece was premiered in France (Châtillon sous Bagneux) at "Fête de l’Huma" in 1969, the annual French Communist Party festival, where Nono was invited as a member of the Central Committee of the Italian Communist Party.