Inclinations #14: Why is Money More Appealing than Art?
Tuesday October 14, 2014, 7:30pm, 2014
Or Gallery Berlin is pleased to present Georgios Papadopoulos in Why is Money More Appealing than Art?, for the fourteenth in our speaker series ‘Inclinations’ hosted by Patricia Reed.
The provocation, however cheap it may be, points to the fact that money is a (THE?) cultural object, and the systems of prices created by money, ascribe social significance through value.
(Because) Money mediates between the subject and its object of desire, effectively articulating desire and constituting subjectivity intervening production and consumption. In the final analysis money signifies the particular content that hegemonizes the universal ideological construction of capitalism providing a particular and accessible meaning to economic value, which colors the very universality of the system of prices and accounts for its efficiency.
Georgios Papadopoulos combines economics, philosophical analysis and aesthetics with an exploratory artistic practice. His research gravitates around money and its socioeconomic functions. He studied Philosophy of Economics at the London School of Economics and is completed his PhD at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. In 2008 & 2009 Papadopoulos was a researcher at the theory department of Jan Van Eyck Academy in Maastricht and in 2012 was awarded the Vilém Flusser Residency for Artistic Research from the School of Fine Arts and the transmediale festival in Berlin. Currently he is researching digital payments, their operating principles and their aesthetics.
The presentation of work revolves around the posing of a question that is the thrust of a guest’s activities. It goes without saying that questions may not be answered, but are grappled with in their unresolvability. An inclination is the force of attraction to a question (without a straightforward response), yet also to each other, as a community who partakes in a common quest(ion).
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