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Witte de With Center For Contemporary Art Announces The End of Money Group Exhibition

The Witte de With Center For Contemporary Art presents The End of Money a group exhibition on view 22 May–7 August 2011.

The End of Money is a group exhibition about time and value. Bringing together works by a host of international artists, this exhibition reflects upon the fears, hopes, and expectations associated with the end of money and its ominous consequence: the dissolution of an absolute standard of value.

What limits does the economy impose on our collective imagination, and how is the collective imagination responsible for inventing the current economy? The End of Money focuses on the multiple relationships that could and those that should exist between culture and economy. Informing this curatorial project is the utopian notion that in a world without money—a world where money has been factored out of the collective memory – other, suppressed forms of value may emerge, leading to another social bond and a different relationship to time.

The works included in The End of Money range from reflections on the arbitrary ways in which value is ascribed to things, to explorations of the absolute loss of representative value. Some of the featured works highlight time, which is a persistent corollary of money in our efficiency-obsessed culture.

To accompany the exhibition, a digital publication will be made available for free download via in July 2011 and will feature texts by: Dessislava Dimova, Donatien Grau, Dieter Roelstraete, and Carolina Sanín.

Alexander Apóstol; Pierre Bismuth; Peter Fischli & David Weiss; Zachary Formwalt; Goldin+Senneby; Hadley+Maxwell; Toril Johannessen; Vishal Jugdeo; Agnieszka Kurant; Matts Leiderstam; Maha Maamoun; Christodoulos Panayiotou; Lili Reynaud-Dewar; Tomás Saraceno; Tonel; Vangelis Vlahos; and Lawrence Weiner.

Curated by: Juan A. Gaitán; assisted by Amira Gad.

Saturday 21 May 2011 (6–9 pm)
Performance by Goldin+Senneby at 7 pm

Film Screening
Sunday 26 June 2011 (12–6 pm)

Image: Tomás Saraceno, “Endless Big,” 2006. C-print, 180 x 120 cm. Courtesy of the artist & Andersen’s Contemporary, Copenhagen.

Witte de With
Center For Contemporary Art
Witte de Withstraat 50
3012 BR Rotterdam
The Netherlands

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