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The 'Moneys Worth' Exhibition Gets Creative with Defaced Currency

 - Feb 1, 2013
References: lachaert & designboom
This amazing collection of defaced currency has particular resonance in these credit crunched times. The 'Money’s Worth' Exhibition is currently on show at the Galerie Sofie Lachaert, in Belgium. The thought-provoking exhibition makes us think about the historic value of money, its transient nature, how it can travel around the world and how it can lose its meaning very quickly.

The work on show features US dollar bills re-purposed as a neck adornment, another uses the decorative imagery and some complicated origami to create a Koi fish. Reasons to Rethink by Michael Kluver features a €100 note with symbolic images of the European recession: bankers, bonuses and people rioting. This collection is a truly current and sideways glance at society's tumultuous relationship with money through the medium of defaced currency art.

Photo Credits: designboom, lachaert