Is it all about money?

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A very small glimpse of a work by Michael Dean and which was on display at the Tate Britain Turner Prize 2016

In a world where everyone is driven by money Michael Dean’s exhibit in the Turner Prize 2016 exhibition at the Tate Britain last week was very powerful and thought provoking. As one of the shortlisted artists, his work had great impact, igniting discussion about the poverty line, money and its meaning. Although the exhibition has now closed, the image of coins initially totalling twenty thousand four hundred and thirty six pounds (associated with a family and the poverty line) but presented minus one penny has still stuck with me. A visual reminder of money, the poverty line and questions about the future. I will be looking out for other work by Michael Dean and ensuring the Turner Prize 2017 is on my calendar for next year.

 

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