vernissage Thu 7/03/2013, 17:30-21:00
Welcome to Bucks ‘n Barter, the showcase for objects and work pieces of 9 international artists in a conversation of values and currency, material culture, symbols, barter and exchange in terms of economics. Simultaneously, take pleasure in event-specific cocktails backed by The Duke, Fritz Müller, and Aqua Monaco on the vernissage.
The exhibition features works from 9 international artists active in the fields of jewelry, art, craft, product and experience design, with site specific installations, newly commissioned works and a selection of thought-provoking pieces, all together investigating a complex and multifaceted topic, that of the human tendency to trade and exchange and how this has shaped not only the society we live in but also the way we perceive and relate to things and materials.
Key themes touched upon are value and currency, material culture, barter and exchange in terms of economics, symbols, knowledge and cultures; the relationship between the market and the applied arts, between physical and virtual.
Bucks ‘N Barter is a project initiated by Beatrice Brovia, Nicolas Cheng, Friederike Daumiller and Katrin Spranger.
7.8.9/03/2013, Thu-Sat, 11-21:00