The artist has divided a €500 note into 50 equal parts, implying that currency is worthless if it cannot be distributed. However, as one kind of value is nullified, the artist creates another.

About the author

Social criticism is an essential component of Cesare Pietroiusti’s performances and installations, which often integrate his own drawings. Pietroiusti’s early interest in the social psychology of art relations has since evolved into an examination of the economic production, dissemination and consumption of art. He has exhibited at venues including some of the major museums in Italy and abroad.