The Money Show
Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas
9 July – 3 September 2016
The Money Show is a group exhibition melding together the works of leading international artists Beatrice Gibson (UK), Goldin+Senneby (Sweden) and Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas (Lithuania). Each artwork involves an examination of money, history and an element of construction. The show puts into perspective, the role of money in society. This is especially poignant in this day and age as the reverberations of Britain leaving the European Union are felt.
Beatrice Gibson, Solo for Rich Man, 2015
Is an adaptation of American author William Gaddis’ JR (1975). Solo for Rich Man takes place in London, and the film follows the workings of a composer and a group of children in an experimental music workshop. The film attemps to bring to the light the methodology that are used in unregulated financial markets
Solo for Rich Man by Beatrice Gibson is presented in association with LUX.
Goldin+Senneby, The Decapitation of Money, 2010
Goldin+Senneby’s The Decapitation of Money, analyzes two historical events from the late 1930’s and early 50s. The work includes a map of the Marly Forest, which is where Georges Bataille’s secret society “Acéphale” was meeting around 1937. It also includes an audio recording from the same forest, with economic geographer Angus Cameron giving a lecture on the history of money while looking for the meeting legendary meeting spot for “Acéphale.”
They also investigate how Soviet-owned banks in Paris and London changed the nature of money from a physical value to virtual one.
Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas, KARAOKE, 2001
Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas’ video piece stages a karaoke performance of ABBA`s Money, Money, Money by employees of The Lithuanian Savings Bank. The piece looks at the “Singing revolution” and how it has brought Lithuania capitalism as a consequence of political freedom.
The work looks at the duality of the transformation in terms of its subject – commune, individual, society – and questions the necessity of its equation with capitalism.
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