The Decapitation of Money, 2010
Artists Goldin+Senneby examine the abstract nature of money in their research and as part of their practice. In 2010 they created an installation linking two events of the last century, the formation of Georges Bataille’s secret, anti-sovereignty society ‘Acéphale’ (‘Headless’) and the formation of the Eurodollar in the 1950s, when Soviet and Chinese deposited dollars in Europe, evading US financial jurisdiction at the start of the Cold War. This is one of the first developments of modern finance, where money operates in an virtual or abstract economic space, removed from territorial sovereign boundaries. Exploring the nature of money, its value and its physical nature is complex, elusive and still evolving especially in today's world of virtual finance. Visit Goldin+Senneby to see more of their work exploring economics and finance through creative means.
Curated by Sandra Terdjman, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris in 2010. www.kadist.org
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Tuesday, 14 June 2011
Thursday, 2 June 2011
Kate Gilmore: Walk the Line
Performance at Exchange Square in the financial district of the City of London. The structure is in keeping with the measurements of typical office cubicles and corridors in the neighbouring modern office blocks, where countless women work, perhaps without ever having noticed or reflected upon the effect their daily activities have on their body and stamina. The women who participate in Kate Gilmore’s project will resemble typical office workers and come from different backgrounds. With this art work Kate Gilmore comments on the meaning of labour and life in everyday conditions, and skilfully turns a mundane phenomenon into a dramatic visual spectacle.
6-10 June 2011 information from Parasol Unit.
Kate Gilmore at Parasol Unit Foundation.