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HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY
An exhibition of new work by Kenneth Steinbach at Form + Content Gallery in Minneapolis.
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the International Monetary System is an exhibition of large-scale graphite wall drawings and altered banknotes that explore the visual characteristics and underlying behaviors of fiat currencies. Fiat currencies are paper monetary systems willed into existence by government or para-government agencies.
The paintings and drawings in this exhibition derive their imagery from failed and devalued fiat currencies. The works employ compositions that evoke the precise but unpredictable logics that characterize the function and dysfunction of these monetary systems in diverse economies across the globe, systems that operate in simultaneously helpful and indifferent relation to human need and desire.
September 10 – October 17 , 2015
Opening reception and discussion Saturday, Sept 12:
Discussion of fiat money systems with Dr. Tim Essenberg from 6:30 - 7:00 pm
Reception follows from 7:00 - 9:00 pm Free and open to the public