Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Margarita Gluzberg: The Money Plot
North, 240x250cm colour pencil on paper
2 May - 8 June 2008
Private View: Thursday, 1 May 2008, 7-9pm
This is money… this is greed… this is power… This is… In the Blackout… the blue petals of Forget-me-nots sit, a pretty, ghostly, presence on the surface of the canvas and behind an image of… what? Of, this… of pure desire, ordered, corralled into regularised working hours, into electronic information – light no less – that fills the hungry, unblinking computer screens that chart, with ruthless relentlessness, the fluctuating prices of every commodity in the world... This is… Christmas Bollocks…
The works plot a serendipitous course through an imagined, personal history of the birth of modern consumer society. No clear thesis is presented, no blueprint for resistance drawn up, instead Gluzberg offers an empathic, response to the vast, vital energies of capital flows that animate our world.
The title of the show is taken from an appendix of Balzac's novel La Cousine Bette. The work’s editors decided that in order to understand the complex network of the characters‚ relationships and intrigues in the book, the reader must be provided with a synopsis they termed The Money Plot - a breakdown of debts, financial dependencies and connections between the protagonists. The Money Plot lies behind all human relationships.
This is the Money Plot.
17 Hereford St, (off Cheshire St)
London, E2 6EX
There will be a group visit to this drawing exhibition by Margarita Gluzberg, research tutor in drawing, on the afternoon of May 21st. Please sign up on notice board . Margarita will talk about the show in Photography on Thursday May 15th 5.15pm