'On the 8th of November 2016, the Government of India demonetised all circulating 500 and 1000 rupee banknotes without warning. This move suddenly invalidated these notes, deeming them unusable in exchange for any goods or service. Instantly, India’s heavily cash dependent economy found itself in an unstable position. In the months following this announcement, over a 100 people died as a consequence.

As a society we quickly memorialise the consequences of human conflict, natural disasters, and even of random acts of violence, but financial collapses and its human toll are often ignored or rendered invisible. Within this context, A Memorial for the New Economy proposes a publication as a memorial - one that is neither a grand proclamation, nor a fixed monument, but instead a document dependent on systems of distribution, access and exchange.

A Memorial for the New Economy was originally published as a zip folder consisting of jpeg files and a text document. This was designed in this way so that all the images that comprise the publication are freely accessible as digital files that can be altered/modified/reshared. This pdf version was made to meet standards for digital downloads section of Printed Matter.' --Description provided from publisher

 

 

Access level

Online

artist

Chinar SHAH

editor

Nihaal FAIZAL

Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2019

No of pages

123

Content type

artist monograph, 

artist book

A Memorial for the New Economy
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A Memorial for the New Economy