Time Is Money by Olga Kisseleva


Time is Money and Money Is Time are the two new exhibitions by Olga Kisseleva for Kasa Gallery and for the Museum of Contemporary Cuts. The exhibitions are conceived as two complementary and intertwined shows that happen simultaneously in physical and online spaces, creating a constant dialogue and reflection on the concept of money and time.

Time is Money, the exhibition at Kasa Gallery, will show a series of artworks and videos by Kisseleva that analyze the monetizing of time not as an invaluable personal possession but as an object that can be exchanged. As an artist that crosses multiple media – video, installations, performances – Kisseleva through her works of art questions the role that we all play in relinquishing our time for monetization.

Particularly within the context of contemporary 21st century media based societies, technology allows massive forms of exploitation and abuse. Time, as a personal property, is left at the mercy of a large variety of forms of exploitation that enshrined in forms of crowdsourcing and capitalistic frameworks of servitude, transpose time from the individual’s agenda to the corporation’s agenda. The tasks associated with time are no longer dictated by individual concerns but by corporative structures that, by re-allocating and creating tasks, steal time and money.

The landscape, in Kisseleva’s works of art, is a space of exploitation and abuse where time signals the disappearance of resources; the time left to consume resources is directly related to the time necessary to appropriate those resources. Consumption is instantaneous – and within the circuit of the circulation of goods even anticipated with Futures; the time of the future (a time not come into existence yet) is already consumed.

In this landscape humanity itself becomes part of the ‘consumption goods.’ Its time is taken away and reassigned in the increased velocity of human interactions restructured and framed within meta-data frameworks of post-capitalistic exploitation.


Senior Curator: Lanfranco Aceti.

Event Manager: Çağlar Çetin.

Exhibition dates: May 9 – June 7, 2014.

Address: Kasa Galeri Bankalar Cad. No: 2, Karakoy, Istanbul.

Visiting hours: 10:00 – 17:00 every day except Sunday.


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