Natascha Sadr Haghighian
Fruits of One’s Labour, 2008
Haghighian pays a sarcastic tribute to a European Union that began as a promise and is today tending to evolve into a deception! The united European nations and single currency dream now coexists with debt, cutbacks and unemployment. In two distinct but interdependent spaces, Haghighian illustrates this fundamental contradiction of the European reality, sending a visual message that is simultaneously a warning and an alarm.
Credit Card Destroying Machine, 2010
Michael Landy used cogs, mechanical components, wheels, junk, a wood chipper and a rotating arm capable of drawing abstract works of art. The Machine destroys the valid credit card that belongs to any viewer-participant who has decided to permanently part with it. In return the artist offers him a signed drawing, executed on site. Art teases and simultaneously challenges contemporary society’s man, for whom the credit card is - both - identity and meaning of life!
The exhibition was realized and funded by DEMERGON Daskalopoulos Foundation for Culture and Development