POKER, 48th Venice Bienniale (1999)
Cultural Capital, Outrage and Exchange The Italian artist collective Oreste invited foreign investment to perform in their project space in the Italian Pavilion. In this performance, cigarettes stamped wit the foreign investment logo are used as gambling stakes. Any visitor wishing to join the game may also gamble his/her own cigarettes as investment. Non-smokers could cash-in their cigarettes after the game. (Smoking causes Fatal Diseases – Government Health Warning).
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