Do not adjust your internets, yes this is We Heart, and yes we are talking about the economy. Before you change the channel, this isn’t the economy of Osborne and his soul-crushing red box from hell, or the triple-dip gloom-mongering of the national press. This is ECONOMY according to the artists on display at Stills (Scotland’s Centre For Photography in Edinburgh), Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts and the University of Edinburgh. To be honest, some of it is still pretty grim, but in an interestingly artistic way at least.
The exhibition looks at the world since it was divvied-up between the USA and the Soviets, and what has happened to society and culture based on the effect of the green stuff that is supposed to make that divided world go around. Naked greed on one side, naked sex-trafficking on the other, and plenty converging in between, ECONOMY will be up for debate at Stills until 21st April and the CCA until 23rd March, depending on which side of Scotland’s Iron Curtain you are on.