Love Me Tender
Wang Jin

February 22 - March 26, 2013

Bellevue Arts Museum, Washington

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Wang Jin [Chinese, b. 1962]
Bank Note (5 US Dollars), 2007
Qing Dynasty tiles from the Forbidden City with period marks, acrylic paint
27.56 x 27.95 x 3.94 inches
70 x 71 x 10 cm
 

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Love Me Tender is an exhibition of extraordinary artworks made from ordinary currency. Attracted by money's symbolism and power, the artists featured in Love Me Tender scrutinize the systems of value celebrated on and embodied by currency. Bills and coins are transformed into tapestries, paintings, photographs, and sculptures that tap into the glamorous, seductive allure of money and society's notions of value and 'values.'

Featured artists include: Banksy, Barton Lidice Benes, JSG Boggs, Kathy Buszkiewicz, Scott Campbell, Daniel Carr, Enrique Chagoya, Jake & Dinos Chapmanm, James Charles, Robin Clark, Jack Daws, Sebastian Errazuriz & Thomas McDonell, Maximo Gonzalez, Wang Jin, Yasumasa Morimura, Tim O'Neill, Tahiti Pehrson, Justine Smith, Oriane Stender, Susan Stockwell, Johnny Swing, Dan Tague, Mark Wagner, Stacey Lee Webber, and Christopher Wilde.

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‘Love Me Tender’: artistic meditations on money
The Seattle Times,
March 8, 2013