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NSK State Reserve Exhibition in Berlin


by on Jan.02, 2020, under Exhibitions


NSK State Reserve Exhibition Opening – Wert Neu Denken

Openning: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Venue: Staalplaat, Kienitzer Str. 108, 12049 Berlin, Germany

Established in 2015, the NSK State Reserve manages the currency supply for the virtual state established by art collective Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK). While the individual notes are intriguing artifacts of the state, the broader purpose of the agency is to create a circulating medium which connects citizens of this state. To date, The NSK State Reserve has created and distributed thousands of these notes. In the tradition of occupying powers, these notes are created through a process of overprinting and hand stamping on a substrate of already existing currency, creating a parasitic relationship with the original issuer. Often the currency’s host is a “dead” currency, either retired from circulation or issued by a state which no longer exists. Hence the motto of the NSK State Reserve: New Life for Old Money.

This exhibition includes currency, bonds, and other works related to the NSK State Reserve, including collaborations with NSK State citizen Valnoir Montesange. This exhibition will run until mid Febuary 2020! (continue reading…)

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