Money Money Money Nanni Balestrini, Francesco Jodice, Andrea Mastrovito, Fabio Mauri, Antoni Muntadas, Cesare Pietroiusti, Lucio Pozzi, Aldo Runfola e Ryts Monet
Curated by Elena Forin
This collective exhibition is measured by the concept of 'value' and with its many declinations in terms of market, economy, imagination, power, time and money. In this perspective, Money Money Money was designed to provide a moment of reflection and a transversal analysis on one of the great critical and thematic junctions of this time.
Among the many possible interpretations, the exhibition highlights some groups of meaning around which it is possible to measure oneself - from the staging of economic and political power, to imaginaries linked to money, to the work of art and action artistic in its visual, conceptual and market presence.
The exhibition includes an exhibition path in which artists belonging to different generations and characterized by research, languages and even deeply distant interests, confront themselves with this broad and varied path.
The world of art in its link with the market is no exception and fully falls within this analysis as one of the universes to be explored and the mechanisms of which to return: Fabio Mauri in his Social Series proposes works whose price, from the first copy to lastly, it continues to duplicate itself until it composes an unimaginable figure.
Similarly, Lucio Pozzi with the Red Planets works on the one hand on the concepts of presence, emptiness and distance, and on the other on the constant and progressive increase in value of the individual tables. The mercantile aspect, or 'mercatile' as Pozzi says, creating a deliberately ambiguous neologism, shows itself in these two cycles and in the vision of these two great artists as a totally arbitrary process that has nothing to do with the specific presence of the works, that play on the fact of being 'more or less' similar or even the same - and therefore not such as to motivate, at least apparently, spikes or variations in terms of cost.
A warning, developed through visual art, to make us reflect on the dangers that creep into the superficiality, often naive, with which we face the issue of money every day.