Money Makes the World Go Round

  • Specta 13 Peder Skrams Gade København K, 1054 Denmark

MONEY, MONEY, MONEY ..... The exhibition Money Makes the World Go Round is all about money! Money, which is an omnipresent part of our lives and affects almost every aspect of our existence. Central to the works presented is the money which flows through society and its structures of power, and thus our relationship to money politically, socially and morally.

Carlos Aires (ES, 1974) uses the banknotes of the 30 richest nations in terms of GDP. In the work "Money Makes the World Go Round", he cut silhouettes out in banknotes, silhouettes which represent some form of power that money can provide. In other works, he juxtaposes a banknote with a picture of an event that has taken place in the country where the note came from. Aires' works point out the power structures and the relation between the state and the individual.

Lars Arrhenius (SE, 1966) has depicted the flow of a banknote from coming out of an ATM machine till it ends up in the bank again in his large work “Domino”. The banknote flows through all layers of society, and is used for both innocent as well as more shady purposes.

Frances Goodman (ZA, 1976) shows a new series of bank notes woven in beads. In earlier times, the beads functioned as a currency and woven pearls were in several cultures an expression of status and high culture. In Goodman's works one could say that the old and the new currency meet in one. In a series of new eyelash drawings Goodman makes notes on money as an ultimate symbol of power.

Andreas Schulenburg (DE / DK, 1975) has made enlarged dollar bills in felt. He has meticulously felted the banknotes, and he has replaced President portraits with images of the losers in the American society