Art for Money – Money for Art

About This Project

Art for Money – Money for Art (2012) is an installation showing 3 characters – as a contemporary version of the fables of de la Fontaine – in the economical crisis. The Golddigger is represented by a mole (blind) leaving behind a trace of gold coins. It is a metaphor for those who travel to emerging countries to seek fortune. Secondly, The Saver is represented by a squirrel provisioning gold coins in his home (a trunk of a tree). It sits on a pile of coins to secure the dark days. Thirdly, the Lavish Spender is a piggy bank, that broke itself in order to be able to consume more. It represents the thousands of households putting themselves in debt to acquire materialistic products.