Rob Voerman
Rob Voerman

Art

Exchange, 2022

Work cannot be separated from the economic system. In the current capitalist system, labor and nature are exploited for profit. Rob Voerman's work proposes an alternative.

Voerman presents a bank that is not focused on profit maximization but on serving man and nature. Based on the powerful Bank for International Settlements (BIS)in Basel, the bank for central banks, in Voerman’s alternative bank you can exchange euros for ‘Equator’. This currency gives indigenous people in Suriname the power to preserve their land, identity culture and ecosystem. In this project Voerman works closely together with Sichting Kaikoesie and philosopher Karim Benammar.