Szymon Kula’s work uses graphic motifs from Polish banknotes that were withdrawn from official circulation as a result of the 1995 redenomination. The pattern on the reverse of the old ten-zloty banknote was used to design an ornament that was subsequently printed as wallpaper and transferred onto one of the walls inside the palace as a decorative frieze. While fulfilling the role of an elegant element of interior design, it corresponds with the motto of the Review – Capital. Subject to such peculiar recycling, the banknote no longer has any value – apart from that of a collector item – and becomes the artist’s comment about the arbitrariness of the value of money.
photo: Wojciech Chrubasik