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THE MARKET WILL SAVE THE WORLD

2013 opens with a new curated exhibition titled The Market Will Save The World by Bill Balaskas. The exhibition is a Kasa Gallery collaboration with the Royal College of Art, Kalfayan Galleries (Athens – Thessaloniki) and the Museum of Contemporary Cuts (MoCC).

The Market Will Save the World will present a survey of Balaskas’ practice that spans from the analysis of the economic crisis in Greece to the artist’s latest work, Monopoly (2013), a site-specific installation for Kasa Gallery.

The Market Will Save the World will present a survey of Balaskas’ practice that spans from the analysis of the economic crisis in Greece to the artist’s latest work, Monopoly (2013), a site-specific installation for Kasa Gallery.

The exhibition at Kasa Gallery follows Bill Balaskas’ intervention on the facade of the Royal College of Art in London, one of the most renowned art schools in the world. In this unique and historical public location, next to the Royal Albert Hall, a 23-meter high banner will cover the facade of the Royal College of Art, featuring the phrase The market will save us.

Originally from Greece, Balaskas studied Economics before moving to London in order to study art. During the last few years, he has produced a body of work that reflects on the global economic crisis and the nature of capitalism. His videos and installations have been widely exhibited to international acclaim. Balaskas’ forthcoming solo show in Istanbul, entitled The Market Will Save the World, is inspired by the intervention at the RCA and takes place at Kasa Gallery, a distinct exhibition space located in the vault of a former bank.

The exhibition at Kasa Gallery will open on January 25, 2013 with a performance during which Bill Balaskas will be handing helium balloons with the RCA banner phrase The market will save us printed on them. The balloons will be signed by the artist and tied on the wrists of 100 visitors on the opening night.

Kasa Gallery, which is supported by Sabanci University, will also present as part of the exhibition the phrase The market will save us as a public advert on a full page of Frieze magazine’s March issue. By becoming part of the magazine, Bill Balaskas’ artwork shall adopt the dual and ambivalent character of an advert/commentary on the influence of globalized capitalism on art. This is a Kasa Gallery collaboration with the Royal College of Art, Kalfayan Galleries (Athens – Thessaloniki) and the Museum of Contemporary Cuts (MoCC).

The exhibition is curated by Lanfranco Aceti (Kasa Gallery Director and Senior Curator), Ozden Sahin (Curator) and Jonathan Munro (Curatorial Assistant).

We thank for their gracious support: Sabanci University, the Royal College of Art and Kalfayan Galleries (Athens – Thessaloniki).

Exhibition Dates: January 25 – March 8, 2013
Visiting hours: 10:00 – 17:00 every day except Sunday
Address: Kasa Galeri Bankalar Cad. No: 2 Karakoy Istanbul
Opening Cocktail: January 25, 2013 at 18:00
Curatorial team: Lanfranco Aceti (Kasa Gallery Director and Senior Curator)
Ozden Sahin (Curator)
Jonathan Munro (Curatorial Assistant)

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About the Author:

Lanfranco Aceti is known for his social activism and extensive career as an artist, curator, and academic. He is a visiting professor and research affiliate at ACT @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology and professor and director of the Arts Administration Program at Boston University. He is the founder of The Studium: Lanfranco Aceti Inc., the founder and Director of OCR (Operational and Curatorial Research in Contemporary Art, Design, Science and Technology), and founder and Director of MoCC (Museum of Contemporary Cuts).

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