Srdjan Loncar - $48,000,000

Srdjan Loncar

Loncar constructs metal cubes and covers them with the same digital images used for the money featured in Value. The value of each cube of money, based on actual currency, would be worth $49,200; however Loncar suggests that “the aesthetic of the cube dictates it worth.” The ten cubes featured in this exhibition create an atmosphere similar to a mausoleum as they lead up to Burning Hummer, a toy car engulfed in flames constructed from images of oil well fires in Iraq. Together Burning Hummer with its overpowering flames and the tombstone-like money cubes communicate the dangers of consumerism for both the wealthy and the middle class.