THE MIDAS TOUCH – MONEY TALKS
Size: variable; Materials: gold-coated brass, iron, pure distilled water, 1 million shredded euros.
A gold-coated Roman balance was used as a yardstick to measure economic issues. It weighed water against a briquette of one million shredded euros bills that can be both understood as either social or functional objects.
At the same time, the public was invited to attend the lecture Mind Palaces: Another trouble with money: Resisting the economy or the economy of resistance?, held at the Bauhaus Museum of Weimar a few days after the opening at the Schiller Museum.
THE MIDAS TOUCH_Money talks - Installation at Schiller Museum - 03 April - 02 June 2019, Weimar, Germany
Photo by Carlos Santos
Mind Palaces: Another trouble with money: Resisting the economy or the economy of resistance?
Lecture by Edoardo Tedde, Dr. Boris Buden and Vasili Macharaze - 16 April, Bauhaus Museum, Weimar, Germany
Photo by Conrad Behr