During today’s financial crisis, art has been frequently cited as an advantageous alternative asset class. But do the millions of dollars that might buy you a Hirst, a Koons, or a Picasso speak about the social and artistic value? The potential for change?
The Art of turning Art into Money.
"When Bankers get together for dinner, they discuss Art. When Artists get together for dinner, they discuss Money” - Oscar WIlde
In 2010 Dadara started his own Bank as an artist - the Exchanghibition Bank - in times when the government had no money for the Arts, but billions to bail out banks. A project exploring the Value(s) of Art and Money. A traveling bank booth where people could exchange their Money for our Banknotes of Zero, Infinite, Million, Love, and more.
What is the Value of Art in a world which seems to see ‘Value’ mostly as synonymous for ‘financial Value’? Aren’t there so many other Values and isn’t often what we value most ‘priceless’?
What would you do with an Infinite amount of Money?
And just like ‘real’ banks slowly also Dadara’s money is making the transition to the digital and being turned into NFTs