Economics in Art

MOCAK, Krakow
Until 29 September 2013

Alfredo Jaar, Kultur = Kapital, neon 2012 ©  Thomas Schulte Galerie, Berlin

Once again, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow seeks to find references to well‑known areas of everyday life in art. Following two such shows, which focused on history and sports, now the time has come to examine economics. The exhibition does not answer the question about the relationship between economists and art or the role that art plays (or not) in economists’ lives. What we do learn about in MOCAK is how economics is present in the works of contemporary artists – and not least in the form of, usually uncertain, remuneration for their work. The exhibition comprises works addressing such issues as value and the ethics of economic mechanisms as well as the corresponding social problems.