I am pleased to participate in this exciting group show as part of the Socle du Monde Biennale . The show is also an anonymous alternative auction. Se below for more info:
ART BARTER is a series of physical exhibitions in different cities where the public is invited to bid on anonymous artworks by artists living and working in the host city at that time. The only offer that is not valid at an Art Barter event is money!
Visitors have to get creative and try to win the artworks by offering their skills, possessions, services, hobbies or anything else that they can dream up, encouraging them to think about what they have that is unique and how much they personally value the work.
The events make artwork more accessible to all art enthusiasts, at the same time as questioning the notion of the ‘art market’. Each artwork is attributed only with a number as opposed to a name, price tag or title, thus creating bids that are based purely on the work’s aesthetic and emotional value, beyond geographies, market trends, media and any other influences. This also allow the artists to value their own work via non-monetary mechanisms as they ultimately decide which barter to accept.
To date, eleven Art Barter exhibitions have taken place across the world including in London, Berlin, New York, Madrid, Istanbul, Mexico City and Dubai with approximately 75% of all exhibited artworks having been exchanged. Art Barter has always been received with enthusiasm by artists and the community alike, offering a refreshing point of entry into the realms of collecting and exhibiting.