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Show Explores Complex Relationship Between Art And Money


Women's Focus,  Saturday, 11/10 1p: What is art worth? How do we value or devalue certain objects? Those are some of the questions behind the new show “Currency: What do you value?” at 516 ARTS in Albuquerque. It brings together national, international and New Mexico artists to explore questions about the relationship between money and art and also how society values work and time. The show takes cues from literary critic and philosopher Mikhail Bakhtin's concept of the carnival disrupting and critiquing the hypocrisy of everyday life. Artists turn assumptions upside down to re-examine our relationship to money.


The show opens November 17 and runs through January 26, 2019.



Megan has been a journalist for 25 years and worked at business weeklies in San Antonio, New Orleans and Albuquerque. She first came to KUNM as a phone volunteer on the pledge drive in 2005. That led to volunteering on Women’s Focus, Weekend Edition and the Global Music Show. She was then hired as Morning Edition host in 2015, then the All Things Considered host in 2018. Megan was hired as News Director in 2021.