The connections between economics and art are not straightforward. On the one hand, we have a pragmatic, cool-headed, calculation-based discipline; on the other - a universe of boundless artistic imagination. However, when these two domains meet, the result may be very interesting indeed. Economics is a source of inspiration for many contemporary artists, frequently, provoking them to pursue non-obvious creative activities. Currently, in the era of the global economic crisis, artists' voices become all the more important, whilst the topics they raise play a key role in the debate on the state of our civilisation.
Curated by Monika Kozioł, Delfina Piekarska, Maria Anna Potocka, the exhibition Economics in Art is accompanied by a bilingual (Polish and English) publication, discussing the most fundamental problems in the relationship between economics and art. The texts were written by, among others, Edwin Bendyk, Jerzy Hausner and Georgina Adam (The Art Newspaper editor and Financial Times correspondent).
Participating artists: Banksy, Zanny Begg & Oliver Ressler, Joseph Beuys, Bernhard Blume, Liena Bondare, Luchezar Boyadjiev, Rafał Bujnowski, Christoph Büchel, José María Cano, Jota Castro, Josef Dabernig, Oskar Dawicki, Pola Dwurnik, Eva Grubinger, Andreas Gursky, Alfredo Jaar, Christian Jankowski, Toril Johannessen, Laura Kalauz & Martin Schick, Leopold Kessler, Olga Kisseleva, Robin Klassnik, Karolina Kowalska, Jarosław Kozłowski, Michael Landy, Hipolit Lipiński, Pavlo Makov, Antoni Muntadas, Lada Nakonechna, Dan Perjovschi, Santiago Sierra, Klaus Staeck, The Krasnals. Whielki Krasnal, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Mona Vătămanu & Florin Tudor
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