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Art Barter Madrid

June 2011

 
Artists
Sae Aparicio
Antonio Ballester Moreno
Miquel Barceló
Sandra Blanca Aranda
Rómulo Celdrán
Lolita Calvillo
Bernat Daviu
Ángela de la Cruz
Cecilia de Val
Rai Escalé
Pablo Genovés
Boris Hoppek
Richard Hudson
Abigail Lazkoz
Ouka Leele
Juanjo López Cediel
Javier Mariscal
Enrique Marty
Eugenio Merino
Nano4814
Jorge Peris
Mar Prat
Neva Rivera
San
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Spy
Mike Swaney
Eulàlia Valldosera
Xanu
Juan Zamora

 

 
 

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ART BARTER - EXCHANGE FOR ART

"It is often declared that the upside of a depression, be economic or psychological, is that it promotes creative thought. Art Barter is hard evidence of this claim. Launched in November 2009 by London-based curators Lauren Jones and Alix Janta, Art Barter re-examines our current system of exchange, encouraging the trade of art for goods and services, not money.
While the concept itself isn't all that new—Picasso and Modigliani were famous for trading paintings for meals, the Chelsea Hotel accepted art as rent, and Andy Warhol traded his talent for a video camera—Art Barter has expanded the willing artists to include Tracey Emin, Gary Hume, Mat Collishaw, Gavin Turk and more, and added an element of surprise: the unconventional buyer.
In a time when art and the artist have become commodities, appraised by their monetaryvalue, investment strategies and instrumental objectives, Art Barter asks: What is a piece of art worth? A year of psychotherapy or piano lessons? A lifelong supply of milk, cheese and eggs? A trip to the Bahamas? An exhibition…a kidney? At Art Barter, you can buy art with anything, except money. As Tracey Emin, who bartered one of her works for 30 hours of French tuition, explains, "It cuts out the middle man… It ıs looking at the work, rather than the artist."


Susanne Mehr, Dossier Magazine, December 2010

 

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