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Teresa Estapé
Valor refugi II
2019
Teresa Estapé questions the value imposed by a market logic that has turned gold and paper – paper money – into symbolic elements and objects of desire beyond their material value. Estapé takes these two overvalued elements and subjects them to a reverse process, minimising their value by turning them into commodities different from that stipulated by the markets, thus putting them under cover (or refuge) from the impositions of capital. Valor refugi II  is a composition of standard white sheets displayed on a white  wall. One hides an 18-carat gold sheet that has been intervened (camouflaged) by the artist under the appearance of a white sheet. On top of the layers of sheets and the intervened gold leaf, the artist has written a sentence without using ink: Show me the money. This slogan was popularised in the 1996 film Jerry Maguire, at a time when capitalism – already failing – became global. We must recover the value of things, suggests Estapé, give them refuge to protect them from capital.
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original title
Valor refugi II
year of acquisition
2022
type of object
Installation
dimensions
Total dimensions of the installation: 316 x 89,5 cm
Copyright
© Teresa Estapé
registration number
R.5946
date
2019
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Dipòsit de la Generalitat de Catalunya
media
Enamel and 18 carat gold on embossed paper
credits
MACBA Collection. Government of Catalonia long-term loan. National Collection of Contemporary Art
original title
Valor refugi II
registration number
R.5946
date
2019
year of acquisition
2022
fonds
Col·lecció MACBA. Dipòsit de la Generalitat de Catalunya
type of object
Installation
media
Enamel and 18 carat gold on embossed paper
dimensions
Total dimensions of the installation: 316 x 89,5 cm
credits
MACBA Collection. Government of Catalonia long-term loan. National Collection of Contemporary Art
Copyright
© Teresa Estapé
Gold
Facturació
Value (Economy)
Capitalism
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