Opening: 27.2.2014 / Raum D, quartier21
Georgios Papadopoulos & Carsten Lisecki: The Aesthestics of Money:
A lecture-performance of C.Lisecki / G.Papadopoulos will mark the opening of the installation "Too much money..." (Artistic Bokeh, Georgios Papadopoulos, Société Réaliste), accompanied by the film screening of Art Accounts Deutsche Bank (2013) by Carsten Lisecki.
"There is never enough money, especially for cultural production; but also too much since money and market tend to impose their interpretation of artistic and cultural value. The system of prices organizes an order of meaning, where taste, subjectivity and community are reconfigured according to the mandates and the geopolitics of the market. In this hostile environment, the artist needs to create new possibilities of independence at the same time as she has to survive and thrive, despite the exploitative conditions of employment that more often than not define artistic work.Too Much Money is not the solution. but a tiny a reminder of the poverty of the artist in a system that celebrates (and profits from) the value of art." (Text: G.Papadopoulos)
Installation: Artistic Bokeh, Georgios Papadopoulos, Société Réaliste
In a site-specific installation, Artistic Bokeh presents a collaboration with Georgios Papadopoulos (GR) and Société Réaliste (FR) thematizing the symbolic value of artistic production and its subordination by the valuation of markets.