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Group show at the Physics Room featuring work by David Bennewith, Rob Hood, Amy Howden-Chapman, Anja Kirschner and David Panos, Kim Paton

The values and assumptions that underpin our current economy are often portrayed as inevitable rules, as though neoclassical economics is an immutable truth. However as a process of representation that accounts for resources, labour, commodity products, land and even social interactions, the simplification of exchange into a monetary system distances the dynamic complexity of the networked relationships in which it necessarily operates. The basic principles of supply and demand make invisible the underlying speculative structure of endless growth. Living in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, how can we question these models in relation to concepts of sustainability, equality and happiness? The aesthetics of the economy obfuscate the ways in which its foundational ideas are understood and perceived in everyday terms. The exhibition Supply + Demand will explore how implicit economic structures could be made more tangible and apparent as a constructed and potentially fallible system.

Item Type: Contribution to a Show/Exhibition
Uncontrolled Keywords: economics, free store project
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Schools > School of Media Arts
Depositing User: Kim Paton
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2013 03:54
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 03:17

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