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Metálico Vivo: CashEssentials in Madrid!

May 6, 2019
Published in : Art, Cash, Financial inclusion
CashEssentials is in Madrid! Spain's Museo Casa de la Moneda is exhibiting some of the most compelling images that illustrates cash in its different forms, contexts and uses. Find us at the Metálico Vivo photo exhibition where you can journey through beautifully captured photos of our Wipplay contest participants showcasing a unique adventure in the world of cash.
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With the multiplication of payment methods and an increasingly fragmented payments space, CashEssentials is always looking for ways to demonstrate cash’s versatility, accessibility and its contribution to a healthy economy. We are more than excited to share with you that Madrid’s Museo Casa de la Moneda is exhibiting some of the most compelling images that illustrates cash in different forms, contexts and uses.

On 6  September 2017, CashEssentials in collaboration with the photo contest platform Wipplay, launched “Happy Cash, When Cash Connects People” as a means to illustrate the multiple facets of notes and coins around the world. In just six weeks, over 1,500 photo entries were submitted showcasing a unique journey in the world of cash. After the success of its initial launch, we decided to embark on yet another photographic adventure with cash as a protagonist last September 2018. The theme was “Cash Me If You Can – The Traveler’s Discreet Companion” where again, over 1,500 entries were received, providing a fascinating look into the world of cash and its perception.


Metálico Vivo Opening Exhibition

On 24 April, Museo Casa de la Moneda opened its doors to the Metálico Vivo Exhibition where we were joined by cash enthusiasts and art admirers. It was a delightful evening spent discussing and debating the numerous social, economic and artistic attributes of cash and the significance of its existence alongside digital payments.

The displayed exhibition photos were selected by the jury of both photo contests composed of central bankers, artists and photographers, among them being Erick Lacourrège (Bank of France), Manuela Pfrunder (Ticket Designer), Päivi Heikkinen (Bank of Finland), Sam Stourdzé (Director of the Recontres d’Arles photography festival), Nathalie Herschdorfer (Curator) and photographers Émile Loreaux, Philippe Assalit, Rémi Noël and Simon Menner.



The Metálico Vivo Exhibition is open to all to visit at

the Museo Casa de la Moneda Madrid, Spain until 9 June 2019.