In the Money: Swimming in Cash

16. January 2011

Swimming in cash is no longer an unachievable dream. In the Metropol 53 gallery in the Kalamaja neighborhood every gallery visitor can swim in Estonian kroons.

Artists Triinu Jürves and Villem Jahu decided to use the obsolete currency for art, dedicating a six-square-meter space for guests to take part in the currency experiment.

 
"Many who were very skeptical in the beginning, who observed for an hour, then took a step closer, and then finally just crawled on in," said Jahu.
 
Jürves noticed that art critics, scientists, as well as school children swam in the money. "When inside the money, everyone is equal," said Jürves.