Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Does Money Make The World Go Round?

Everything For Money

Now What are you Going to do?

That's a good question. And as it happens Money is the the theme for this years Art Promenade at the gallery in Österhaninge. And with the economy as it is it's probably a good theme. For the fifth year running I have documented the promenade. So over the summer I will show you a photo every now and then. And this is the first one. The artist is Sylvia Sinel. Sylvia has set up a web site as her part of the project. It is called Alltförpengar, which translates to Everything For Money. Sylvia has also placed 100 coins all around the garden near the gallery. And as you can see I found one of the coins. On them you can read a question, on my coin it said, Now, what are you going to do. There are of course a few options. Take the coin with you. Leave it. Move it, or perhaps use it to buy a coffee at the gallery.

9 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

I should like to scatter a few normal coins around, just for the fun of it. But probably this is not allowed...

Jacob said...

Very interesting! So what did you do with the coin?

I don't know that money makes the world go round...I think it's more what money can buy - like power...ultimately, money is sought because it bring power...

brattcat said...

I like both of these photographs. The one with the coin in your hand and the shadow of your hand and your camera and that brilliant red background is really a fascinating photo. And I, too, want to know what you did with your coin.

Steffe said...

Had it been possible I would have used the coin for a cup of coffee, but the cafe was closed on my visit, but I did meet a couple of the artists, and one of them told that Sylvia had hidden some of the coins so that they would be hard to find. I don't think there is a law against scattering a few coins about, so go for it Mr. Poet.

Lois said...

What a unique idea!

Anonymous said...

Neat idea, I too would have gone for the coffee option, when avaiable.

Per Stromsjo said...

There was an ideology stating that the pursuit of money and material goods should be replaced with collectively striving for the common good. Sounds pretty nifty, doesn't it? Whatever happened to that?

Don and Krise said...

Ok, you have to tell us in your next post what you did with it. Great idea.

Steffe said...

You can see more of that red color in this shot from a couple of years ago. The gallery is a beautiful building I think.