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  1. Someone is flying a kite
    2019
    Galerie Bernau - Bernau bei Berlin, Germany

    Size:255 x 175cm x 7mm; Materials: 280 1-US dollar bills, stainless steel structure, photo printings.

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    The work is inspired by the hyperinflation occurred in the first half of the 20th century in Germany and the Wall Street crash of 1929, comparing its consequences with the turmoil caused by the financial crisis of 2008 spread from US.
    The implementation of the work is based on the construction of a kite made of US dollars, as a reference to those of German children made of marks in 1921/1922, due to the little value of the then German currency.
    Despite the communal aspect of the work built with the participants at the opening, the kite is not meant to fly - as pointed out by the stainless steel framework - alluding to economic policies which have often failed to serve their purpose in improving people’s living conditions.

  2. Photos by Devadeep Gupta

  3. Photo by Alena Schmick

  4. Children making a kite with German marks Unknown author Germany, 1921/1922

    Children making a kite with German marks

    Unknown author

    Germany, 1921/1922

    Children flying a kite made of German marks Unknown author Germany, 1921/1922

    Children flying a kite made of German marks

    Unknown author

    Germany, 1921/1922

    The NY stock market Wall Street, NY Author Robert Jones

    The NY stock market

    Wall Street, NY

    Author Robert Jones

    Children making a kite with German marks Unknown author Germany, 1921/1922

    Children making a kite with German marks

    Unknown author

    Germany, 1921/1922

    Children flying a kite made of German marks Unknown author Germany, 1921/1922

    Children flying a kite made of German marks

    Unknown author

    Germany, 1921/1922

    The NY stock market Wall Street, NY Author Robert Jones

    The NY stock market

    Wall Street, NY

    Author Robert Jones

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      Children making a kite with German marks

      Unknown author

      Germany, 1921/1922

    • 2

      Children flying a kite made of German marks

      Unknown author

      Germany, 1921/1922

    • 3

      The NY stock market

      Wall Street, NY

      Author Robert Jones