EXHIBITION: 06.09.2018 – 14.10.2018
“KUNST PRÄGT GELD”
LOCATION: Münze Hall Burg Hasegg 6, 6060 Hall in Tirol/AT
Nikolaus Eberstaller will be part of the KUNST PRÄGT GELD exhibition at Burg Hasegg / Münze Hall (Austria), curated by Julia Sparber-Ablinger. A selection of 26 works from the Sammlung Haupt addresses the different, individual and social valuation of money as well as the livelihood of the Western capitalist world. Furthermore, a current coin collection on Austrian art of the Austrian Mint is presented and a special loan from the National Bank: The 22 famous Austrians, who were once pictured on the Schilling banknotes, pose together on a large group portrait by the artist Peter Sengl.
The art collector Dr. Stefan Haupt is a lawyer for media, copyright and publishing law from Berlin, who initially dealt only with the legal concerns of art production. In 1997, he bought the work “Money for Art” by Taiwanese artist Lee Mingwei, who laid the foundation for a collection that today comprises more than 270 objects. All works share the aspect of artistic engagement with the topic of money – and thus the thematic collection provides manifold insights into the ways in which artists deal with money or reflect on money and currency phenomena.
In addition to unique items, objects, ready-mades, photographs or collages using real money, there is a wide range of artists’ money in the form of printmaking and painting. Everybody attaches a different meaning to money. The works of the Sammlung Haupt deal with political and historical events such as German reunification, monetary unions or economic crises. Cultural differences or aesthetic achievements, as well as the role of the individual in a society, question the artists in the works of the collection of Stefan Haupt.