REQUIEM FOR A BANK
14 September 2013 - 26 January 2014
HMKV at the Dortmunder U - Centre for Art and Creativity
"Money ain't got no owners, only spenders."
(Omar Little, "The Wire")
The exhibition Requiem for a Bank examines the world of finance. International artists from the realms of media art, visual arts, performance and architecture reflect on the boom of global financial markets since the 1970s and how it has changed our conception of money - from coins and bills to high-risk bonds. The exhibition is furthermore interested in the consequences of the virtual economy on working conditions and life in society in general, while shedding a light on the connection between the financial economy and the everyday, where monetary value has become the benchmark for private and social action. While doing so, Requiem for a Bank also charts a series of - both positive and negative - scenarios for the future.
Curated by Fabian Saavedra-Lara
Organized by HMKV / URBANE KÜNSTE RUHR
Further information, detailed dates and programme: hmkv.de
REQUIEM FOR A BANK is part of the NEW INDUSTRIES FESTIVAL
Videoproduction by David Figura (kulturfilm.eu)
Music: Freie Filmmusik by Cayzland Studio