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The City of New Westminster is monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation as it continues to evolve.

As a result, effective, Tuesday, March 17, 2020

New Media Gallery will be closed to the public until further notice.



Currency is commonly understood as something that is circulated; a medium of exchange. It can also indicate mass acceptance or the state of being current. New Media Gallery presents six artists working with diverse notions of currency and value.

Collectively, the artists in this exhibition ponder the ambiguous, fluctuating and relative nature of currency and its relationship with value. We are given opportunities to reflect on the meaning of currency and consider what conditions will affect value: external influences such as markets & trading, or socio-political influences such as historic or group consensus, issues associated with human labour or new collective forms of currency, or the systematic ways in which luxury goods such as precious stones, perfume, real estate or historic art can accumulate and reflect value systems.

Using artificial intelligence, internet streaming, diagnostic gas chromatography, block chain, bitsoil and bot systems these artists have produced intelligent, evocative works of great complexity and depth.

Fabio Lattanzi Antinori

FlashCrash (2019)
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LarbitsSisters

Bitsoil POPup Tax and Hack Campaign (2018)
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Christa Sommerer + Laurent Mignonneau

The Value of Art (2010)
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Jonathan Monaghan

Out of the Abyss (2016)
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Daniel McKewen

Animal Spirits (2014)
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Byron Peters

Untitled (2013)
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