Money and Value/the Last Taboo. Geld Und Wert/Das Letzte Tabu

The world without money is just unimaginable! Just as unimaginable as a world without purpose, ideals and dreams that go beyond the merely materialistic. Philosophers, artists, poets, statesmen and revolutionaries have always since time immemorial given serious thought to current and forward-looking concepts of value and their visual representation. The topic of money and value directly awakens many associations. Obviously, that is precisely what the golden pavilion built specifically for the exhibit in Biel does: hoarding and jewellery, precious and conflict, blame and atonement, myths and fairy-tales. Money and Value / The last taboo shows a wide panorama of different views of this as portrayed by various artists, including works by Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Marcel Duchamp, Tracey Emin, Mona Hatoum, Barbara Kruger, Piero Manzoni, Jean Baptiste Ngnetchopa, Wang Du, Yukinori Yanagi and many others. Reflections on the topic of money by poets and thinkers, from Aristotle all the way to Oscar Wilde round off the refreshing spectrum of this fascinating picture gallery.

Text: Szeemann Harald. cm 24×29; pp. 272; COL and BW; paperback. Publisher: Edition Oehrli, Zürich, 2002.

ISBN: 9783905597332 | 3905597330
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The world without money is just unimaginable! Just as unimaginable as a world without purpose, ideals and dreams that go beyond the merely materialistic. Philosophers, artists, poets, statesmen and revolutionaries have always since time immemorial given serious thought to current and forward-looking concepts of value and their visual representation. The topic of money and value directly awakens many associations. Obviously, that is precisely what the golden pavilion built specifically for the exhibit in Biel does: hoarding and jewellery, precious and conflict, blame and atonement, myths and fairy-tales. Money and Value / The last taboo shows a wide panorama of different views of this as portrayed by various artists, including works by Joseph Beuys, Marcel Broodthaers, Marcel Duchamp, Tracey Emin, Mona Hatoum, Barbara Kruger, Piero Manzoni, Jean Baptiste Ngnetchopa, Wang Du, Yukinori Yanagi and many others. Reflections on the topic of money by poets and thinkers, from Aristotle all the way to Oscar Wilde round off the refreshing spectrum of this fascinating picture gallery.

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