Capital in 2001 was a series of encounters between two iconic institutions - the Tate and the Bank of England - and the economies of debt and gift that they animate.
In the Reading Point on Level 5 West at Tate Modern and in the Bank of England Museum, at unspecified times during the day a visitor was approached by a gallery or museum official. "This is for you" accompanied the presentation of a beautifull artwork - a limited edition print.
The Bank of England was founded upon a debt - a loan to the King in 1674 - while Tate was founded by a gift - from Henry Tate in 1897.
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