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Embarrassment of Riches: Picturing Global Wealth, 2000–2010" presents more than twenty photographs and media works by contemporary artists who examine the historic changes in world wealth over the past decade. The embarrassment they capture is not the pink-cheeked or modest kind. Rather, the works on view explore abundance, excess, exuberance, and the effects of prosperity from Manhattan to Paris to Beijing. Curator David E. Little notes, "These artists have captured the different ways that wealth manifests itself visually, from individuals who demonstrate their money publicly through fashion and social rituals to governments who transform cities through new architecture. But as this exhibition shows, these works do not just document, they also comment on society and engage our own perceptions through compelling imagery and humor.

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Embarrassment of Riches: Picturing Global Wealth, 2000–2010
Kurator: David E. Little

Künstler: Tina Barney, Martin Parr, Cindy Sherman, Andreas Gursky, Sze Tsung Leong, Abelardo Morell, Jacqueline Hassink, Luc Delahaye, Eve Sussman ...