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Close Currency - Paul Bennett-Todd

Close Currency - Paul Bennett-Todd
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27 Nov 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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The Art Hostel

83 Kirkgate, Leeds, LS2 7DJ

This event is part of Seeding Art Currency from East Street Arts and artist, Janine Sykes.

Everyone is invited to join photographer, Paul Bennett-Todd, in his exploration of themes and questions that emerge for this on-going collection of ‘all’ the banknotes in the world. A part of Paul’s collection ‘Close Currency’ are photographed for Seeding Art Currency. Transience and ‘art as a living currency’ are just some of the themes that these prints evoke. The prints depict the detail of a sample of notes in his collection, each one has a story to tell. The full versions of the notes would of course reveal the country of origin, depicting national identities through icons, symbols and historical events.

Patterns of indigenous seeds, flora and fauna are also found in the designs, highlighted through magnification. This debut showing of Paul’s collection, is accompanied by a provocation, to guess which country each of the notes depicted in Close Currency originate. Winners need to guess at least four correctly (out of the six exhibited) in order to receive a signed print from Paul.

Answers are to be sent directly to Paul by email:

On the night, Paul will reveal the country of origin for each photograph that form Close Currency.

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