Bilingual Money. 2002
US quarter and 20 cents Cuban coin
2.5 cm each coin
Cuba’s complex system of economic exchange is summarised in Yoan Capote’s work Dinero Bilingüe (Bilingual Money, 2002), which splices together a peso with a US quarter – rendering both coins defunct. The piece has become an iconic statement of the situation in Cuba today.
© Photo: Thierry Bal. Courtesy of Iniva
The exhibition in London provides a thought-provoking exploration of the complexities of economic and information exchange in Cuba.