Italy: Luca Vitone
The circulation of banknotes in society is a form of communication, freedom and control.Luca Vitone (Italy) has selected a number of historical Uruguayan banknotes from different years and intervened them, using images of Utopian islands on the front and philosophical quotations on the subject of freedom and the recomposition of the world on the back. Rather than function as a genuine means of payment, Vitone’s banknotes give rise to ideas regarding what is potential and what is Utopian, and as the title of the work – Il sol dell’avvenire [The Sun of the Future] – indicates, anticipate the coming of a new world.
Il sol dell'avvenire, 2012 - 2013, table/display box, woolen cloth, paper, courtesy of the artist, Bienal de Montevideo, Galerie Christian Nagel, Berlin,Galleria Pinksummer, Genoa. Photo by Luis E. Sosa.