How Much Do I Owe YouDecember 12, 2012 - March 17, 2013
No Longer Empty’s 14th exhibition, How Much Do I Owe You? took place in the Clock Tower in Long Island City, Queens. The iconic former Bank of Manhattan building opened its doors, vaults and even illuminated The Clock Tower to host the immersive and ambitious site-specific exhibition.
As the title implies, How Much Do I Owe You? was a personal and conversational exploration into the new iterations of currency, value, and exchange at this time of financial flux, growing debt, and job insecurity.
From the virtualization of money to the rise of non-monetary barter networks, recent years (both at the time of the exhibition and now) have seen a re-thinking of forms and systems of exchange, and thus notions of value, commodity, and debt that surround them.
Inspired by the Bank building and the surrounding neighborhood, 26 artists from 15 countries confront these issues and how they are negotiated in the workforce, housing market, and in the everyday. Curated by Chief Curator, Manon Slome, the public experienced a variety of media, from sound installations, projections, and film to participatory projects, immersive installations, and large scale sculptures.
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Special Support From: Long Island City Partnership and Queens Economic Development Corporation