Art Works: Money
Katy SiegelISBN: 050093004X; 9780500930045;
Book Description A unique exhibition in a book, presenting challenging art that deals with the place and function of autobiography in the contemporary world. Art Works: An exciting new series celebrating the vitality and diversity of art in the twenty-first century. Not only is money central to our daily existence, it also controls the very way societies organize themselves. It's small wonder then that artists engage with this most powerful of social forces and address the many ways it impacts on our lives. Arranged into themed "rooms," the book reflects a wide variety of artistic attitudes and practices. Some artists depict or use real money directly in their work, while others explore its more abstract aspects, such as the way it circulates around the globe. Some make highly expensive objects from valuable materials or produce sculptural copies of luxury goods; others go in the opposite direction, toward the amateurish and the handmade, to question the idea...