REQUIEM FOR A DOLLAR [19.11 - 09.12.2021]
Requiem for a Dollar is an exhibition that shows how the capitalist system is built on inequality. The Covid-19 epidemic made the shortcomings more apparent than ever, inspiring Ikhtymbayeva to grapple with questions about the core idea, money. She developed the concept of "souvenir" currency to explore society's shift towards digital money. This shift will result in physical money becoming just a souvenir from the past, no more than a piece of paper that people treasured.