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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.