PETER HILL'S MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY IDEAS

Peter Hill

The Albury Wodonga Superfiction 1993

Collaboration Peter Hill and J.J. Voss (Photographer)

S U P E R F I C T I O N S


Bank of Oklahoma PLC

Bank of Oklahoma PLC is a fictional organisation that seeks to subvert the art world. According to their catalogue entry in For Real, "Banco di Oklahoma" has proceeded from a cultural group, founded in 1975. It employs economical strategies that characterise our western, capitalist, society.


Marco Senaldi and The Bank of Oklahoma

Money as a guarantee for life, development, and power; money creating art. Bance di Oklahoma settled down in the artistic system as an intruder. With its own money the bank buys art from young artists and the rise of the value of their work increases the value of the Oklahoma money. Banco di Oklahoma is officially registered at the Italian Chamber of Commerce, yet on the other hand, despite this status of reality, it holds the mirror up to the economical market mechanism. The economic value of a work of art obviously can be expressed in self-created money as well as in hard currency. In other words - how real exactly are the sums of money paid for art in auctions and galleries?




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