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Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri, The Paths to the Common(s) Are Infinite (detail), 2014, mixed media, dimensions variable.

Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri

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Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri, The Paths to the Common(s) Are Infinite (detail), 2014, mixed media, dimensions variable.

In their exhibition “The Paths to the Common(s) Are Infinite,” Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri explored the great themes of the era that began with the 2008 financial crisis—the all-pervasive power of money, the disciplining effect of debt, and the unavoidable question, How can this world continue to exist? In the past few years, these issues have spawned a growing body of literature and occupied many a TV panel discussion, but Anastas and Gabri approach this complex of ideas through intimate formats that demand more sustained attention, such as long video interviews and extensive notes.

Papers covered in meandering miniature writing were laid out in glass display cases together with small drawings in notebooks. The texts proffer both catchy messages and theoretical reflections on the social relations of money. Set up next to a large, empty table reserved for group discussions

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