New Media Gallery, New Westminster, BC - To May 10

by Robin Laurence

This international group show challenges viewers to investigate ideas and phenomena revolving around the theme of currency. Through multi-channel videos, interactive installations and a sophisticated assortment of digital technologies, the six artists represented here conjure up the often volatile relationship between currency and value. Individual subjects include market crashes, fair labour practices, distribution of wealth, digital surveillance, real estate speculation, the art market and economic theory. Phew!

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