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Who to invite? What do we want to do?

Do we want to invite speakers? Do we want to epresent certain value-producing systems? Please include any suggestions below:

As some of us have written more suggestions that others, is it the fairest thing to 'divvy up' the contacting? (Say, 5 each)

Noortje Marres to talk about 'issue mapping'? - Amy
Natasha Degen to talk about the art market? - Amy
Auction (invite someone from an auction house? Hold an auction? Auction off places for talks for payment, plus a CP skills IOU?) - Trish?
Can we run a casino (does anyone know a croupier?) - Sissu
Can we issue a 'currency' to be used at the market - Neil - currency with lots of zeros Proposal for Local Currency
Auction - maybe Trish
The Housing Market (invite AffordableWick?) Do we invite an estate agent to participate? - Marsha
Is there a way of representing all of the research carried out so far on value (for example, the walks? Invite Environmental Lawyer Rosie Oliver and Economic geographer Angus Cameron?)
Christian Nold whose work has included installing a local currency, the Bijlmer Euro in Amsterdam (neil to contact)
Micro-finance bank a micro-finance bank could secure, and extend loans for the duration of the market
Red Cross Blood Donation As stall where a blood bank is in operation (Neil to research/contact)
David Graeber, anarchist anthropologist of Debt
David Harvey the most famous Marxist geographer
Sophie Hope - artist and researcher from Birkbeck, notions of cultural democracy but also values of art
Eleanora Belfiore - researcher into values of art - YES!
Alicja Rogalska - an artist from Poland, living in London - establihsed a point to buy tears
sourcing Hackney Wick and Wick Sessions - for various initiatives and individuals working in the field
Stefano Harney - critical expertise in management studies, notions of undercommons - MAYBE! Here is link to Stefano Harney & Fred Moten (2013) The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study, Wivenhoe/New York/Port Watson: Minor Compositions.
Celine Condorelli - architect and researcher, worked on commons - maybe with Gavin Wade
Angus Cameron - we know him - Neil
Ronny Heiremans and Katleen Vermeir - if we wanted to make any screenings
Freee! - I think they could contribute interestingly
Kate Rich and Feral Trade - Hmmm...?
various traders - maverics - would need to go to various markets and find them
boot sales - and other forms of dumping and exchanging unused objects - could be made as a game (with some rules) - Eva
guerilla gardens - and their produces (Wick sessions?) - Eva
Mara Ferreri and QMUL research team on land values at Hackney Wick - covered
anti-gentrification activists from the area of HW - if they would agree to come - Marsha
food recycling kitchen - plenty of those these days - Claire
Folke Koebberling - might be around
The education market (representative from UAL?) and Occupy school - Marsha
                      (Amy could invite The Islington Mill Art Academy, should we also invite Janna Graham?)
Renee Ridgeway - Marsha
ArtLeaks Gazette - Marsha
Beverley Skeggs Values Beyond Value?
VAVU Goldsmiths Group researching values
Buddhist therapist The creation of value through emotional exchange (Amy)
NEF New Economics Forum - Bitcoin?
The Pizza Laundry Ethical Pizza van (values)
someone from LCF Buying and Merchandise - system for how to value products
Michael Golberg Artist employing Trading and the stock exchange
use an online trading platform demo
Jonathan Levin Expert in virtual currencies
The Artists' Union on pay negotiation and valuing the work of cultural workers
Social Attribution Symbols Symbols of values and ethics in business and online. (Metod to follow up on this)
Dafne Louzioti on value of movement (Goldsmiths) (Metod to follow up on this)
Matteo Menapace on deconstructing and hacking board games. (Metod to follow up on this)
Aimee Mathew John on sustainable clothing design. (Metod to follow up on this)
Strike! Magazine [1] Strike write concerning the capitalist neo-liberal paradigm and the economy of 'bullshit jobs' (Catherine to follow up)
Defend the Right to Protest [2] Defend the right to protest have been highlighting the increased privatisation of student space and how that is used to to prevent protest (Catherine to follow up)
Occupy school. Occupy ran a free school tent at the St Paul's square occupation. A number of academics gave talks there. Might be able to contact someone who helped run it and see if there would be any capacity to set up an occupy school for the market. This could be linked to the marketisation of education (Catherine to follow up)
Law (David Cross?)
Violence against Women
Hans Abbing
Karem's friend who is working on smaller people

UTOPOLY game - edition!

Maybe focus on gift. And looking into the imaginative qualities of ‘market’.

David Toop, invite for a sound improvisation on ‘the gift’. I am curious about

Stefan Novotny

Question of trials (hyper apparatus of evaluation, speculation, value of life/death). Invite Lawyer someone from Ministry of Law. Death rituals and ceremonies. Dark Markets - Interview Franco Berardi Bifo

Dark Markets

Sadie Coles (art dealer)

Isabelle Graw

Minor Compositions could be involved.

BOOK REFERENCES / people to invite

Maria Lind, Olav Velthuis (Eds.) (2012) Contemporary Art and Its Commercial Markets. A Report on Current Conditions and Future Scenarios. Berlin: Sternberg Press. (Contributions by Stefano Baia Curioni, Karen van den Berg/Ursula Pasero, Isabelle Graw, Goldin+Senneby, Noah Horowitz, Suhail Malik/Andrea Phillips, Alain Quemin, Olav Velthuis.) - Contemporary Art and Its Commercial Markets: A Report on Current Conditions and Future Scenarios maps and analyzes the complex and contested entanglements of contemporary art and its commercial markets. Contemporary art as an asset category and celebrity accessory, the rise of the art fair, and the increased competition of auction houses are among the phenomena which are discussed by academics, theoreticians, and artists. While some of the contributions show how the market’s globalization and commercialization both reflect and propel the way art is produced, presented, and perceived, others downplay the impact of these developments and argue that the market’s structure has essentially remained the same. All the essays trigger the question, what will art look like in 2022, and how will artists operate? - (Contemporary Art and Its Commercial Markets is published as part of the curated project Abstract Possible: The Stockholm Synergies, taking place at Tensta konsthall, the Center for Fashion Studies at Stockholm University, and the auction house Bukowskis—all located in Stockholm—at the beginning of 2012.) extract: Caaicm_spread_2.jpg

Karen van den Berg, Ursula Pasero (Eds.) (2013) Art Production beyond the Art Market?. Berlin: Sternberg Press. (Texts by Karen van den Berg, Pascal Gielen, Ursula Pasero, John Roberts, Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen, Kerstin Stakemeier, Hergen Wöbken and Friederike Landau, Ulf Wuggenig and Steffen Rudolph, Merav Yerushalmy; interviews with Hans Haacke, Pablo Helguera, Caroline Jones, Oliver Ressler, Christoph Schäfer, Gregory Sholette, Apolonija Šušteršič) - Much evidence suggests that a fundamental reordering of artistic production and a transformation of the art field are about to take place. Heated debates have been sparked over new forms of work, public subsidies, and the expanding impact of the creative industries. Independent education programs, self-organized urban planning, artistic practices in the outer field of scientific research, and similar initiatives have unfolded over the last few years. This publication addresses this wide field, focusing on theoretical reflections and exemplary insights into alternative artistic working models. The anthology assembles expert studies and artists’ interviews, in order to reflect on new forms of practices that have been established beyond the exhibition-gallery nexus and hegemonic market activity. These strategies in particular are investigated concerning their selfimages, organizational structures, networks, and economies—and the potential for usurpation.

Cinema Values the screening of relevant films and documentaries on value and different modes of economy

Herb & Dorothy 50x50 (2013), directed by Megumi Sasaki. 87 min. One Couple, One Apartment, One World Class Art Collection. A follow up to the documentary Herb & Dorothy, that captures an ordinary couple's extraordinary gift of art to the nation as they close the door on their life as collectors.;;

The Lunchbox (2013) directed by Ritesh Batra. 104 min. A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.

Hans Richter, Inflation, 1928.

Abbas Kiarostami, Taste of Cherries, 1997. About value of life/death.; full movie with English subtitles:

Agnès Varda, Cleo from 5 to 7, 1962. Famous 10min card reading scene at the begin, evaluation of ‘diagnosis’. Fortune telling.

Sherlock Holmes, Dressed to Kill, 1946. Basically about auction houses!!; full movie:


Archtecture of the Market will Andreas Lang and Public Works work with us on finding a fitting architectural form for the Market. This aspect, as the former experience shows (i.e. Parade), should not be underestimated, as it makes the real difference.

EventBug A twitter-based documentation game that amplifies events with digital archives. Rules of the game and sample of an archive. How it works: you tweet what you heard, seen, talked about and produced using a #hashtag, EventBug engine captures the tweet, saves it and displays it in visual form as an archive. EventBug requires a page and some server space for the final archive. The format was produced by Matteo Menapace and Metod in collaboration. Metod to explain about this format in detail.

The Market of Values will explore the distribution of value as public knowledge, embody peer-2-peer exchange, and build communal resources. Our market as an artwork would explore the effects of art in the most vital space in culture: in the production and circulation of value.

Our market will aim at causing localised disturbances and temporary disruptions in the dominant processes of valorisation.

  • Country Fair
  • Heath Bunting
  • We like the idea of time slots and space slots

Return to Market of Values

Visual Research

For visual research for the market please click here

Suggested names for the Market

  • TansActing. A Market of Values
  • Park-it Market
  • Market Market
  • X Market the Spot
  • The Art Market
  • The Free Market
  • Trade Fare / Trade Fair
  • Trading
  • Market Value

'Reading' list: Things to watch, read and do

An Amassed CP History of the Market