The exhibition considers various aspects of socially ascribed values. It focuses not only on ethical and social issues, but also on cultural definitions of meaning and worth — as well as their decay. The artistic positions are thought-provoking, questioning key economic processes and other regulatory systems. The result is a multi-layered investigation of our reality, one that reveals new possibilities to the viewer and thus calls the familiar into question. Through an altered code of material value and plays on words, the exhibited works allow for a new form of perception. The viewer develops a connection with the underlying artistic concept, which scrutinizes both our value system and the notion of ownership.The artists address not only monetary, but also conceptual changes in society, thereby creating new connections. The importance of money is gradually waning, among both the haves and the have-nots. At the same time, the exhibition raises questions concerning the art market and its institutions, through which the art system itself also obeys the economic logic ofsurplus value.
Invited artists: Laurence Bonvin, Moritz Hirsch, Alicja Kwade, Ingeborg Lüscher, Fabian Rockenfeller, Ricarda Roggan, Michael Sailstorfer, Florian Slotawa, Henrik Strömberg, Tears for Fears.