Money Laundering

Albano Afonso, Ana Alenso, Lehman Brothers,
Alejandro Gómez Arias, Kristian Touborg,
and Andrés Vial

Curated by Rodolfo Andaur

16 June - 15 July, 2017

Welcome to the opening of the exhibition Money Laundering.

Opening: 18.00 - 21.00; Friday, 16 June 
Gothersgade 167, Kbh K

SixtyEight Art Institute proudly presents Money Laundering, curated by Rodolfo Andaur with artists Albano Afonso, Ana Alenso, Lehman Brothers, Alejandro Gómez Arias, Kristian Touborg, and Andrés Vial.

Money Laundering is a group exhibition consisting of sound, sculpture, video and photographic artworks by artists from different regions of the world. It aims to generate an analytic reflection about power, business and the role of system-wide corruption that is overtaking many situations, places, and nations.

This curatorial research-based exhibition seeks to highlight artists who are working with several parallels of intervention and artistic inquiry, contextually dealing through diverse points of entry with the aesthetic and political implications of corruption as an everyday ‘normal.’ The exhibition takes its title from the different phenomena of double-dealing, fraud, extortion, washing or alteration of the established and legal conventions of capital. For example those that are pervasively and transactionally devaluing money, mineral extraction, public goods or those which are accelerating the devastation of natural resources.

In this sense, this exhibition project tries to study some of the condemnation surrounding global corruption issues, especially the modes of being that are increasingly linked to money laundering as a process and as a phenomenon which is capitalizing on our cultural, political and economic understanding of liberal democracy.

Grasping how these modes are laundered in order to achieve globalization, offers us possible routes for how artistic insights can intersect and create spaces in which to interrogate, contest, hack or mutate corruption – maybe on their own global terms and as new institutions? This would appear to be one alternative we have in order to give our reproach a grounding and perhaps use it as a seedling for collective action.

To this end, Money Laundering speaks through different materials, notes, reports and various technical aspects, where the invited artists reflect on the very different parallel readings of forms of ‘laundering’ that are intersecting with our global contemporaneity and subjectivity. Money Laundering is about questions, please join us and ask your own. All are welcome.