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Publishing The Market

Potential publisher to collaborate with for a publication (market, cp centenary?):

Minor Compositions could be involved in terms of market and publication
The Economist it would be very interesting to work with The Economist in one way or the other. E.g. Double page/spread with an issue, or a supplement, or at least an article.
Copy Press might be nice to submit as cp (no single author/editorial) - develop a fine, semi-fictional, soft, smooth, critical, meandering account of the market. Meaning, this could also be the voice of a (virtual) participant or stall holder.

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
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 F - currency with lots of zeros
Micro-finance bank a micro-finance bank could secure, and extend loans for the duration of the market
The Housing Market (invite AffordableWick?) Do we invite an estate agent to participate? - Marsha
Christian Nold whose work has included installing a local currency, the Bijlmer Euro in Amsterdam (Metod)
Red Cross Blood Donation As stall where a blood bank is in operation (Neil to research/contact)
Eleanora Belfiore - researcher into values of art - Neil
Alicja Rogalska - an artist from Poland, living in London - establihsed a point to buy tears - Kuba
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. - - Kuba and Marsha
Celine Condorelli - architect and researcher, worked on commons - maybe with Gavin Wade - Kuba
Angus Cameron - we know him - Neil
Ronny Heiremans and Katleen Vermeir - if we wanted to make any screenings - Kuba
Freee! - I think they could contribute interestingly - Kuba
various traders - maverics - boot sales - would need to go to various markets and find them - Amy and Eva
guerilla gardens - and their produces (Wick sessions?) - Eva
Mara Ferreri and QMUL research team on land values at Hackney Wick - covered
food recycling kitchen - plenty of those these days - Claire
Marente van der Valk , eco chef working with Tom Hunt - Claire
Folke Koebberling - might be around - Kuba and Marsha
The education market and the marketization of knowledge (representative from UAL?) and Occupy school

Ethical investment David Cross (Marsha)
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. (Catherine) (Amy could invite The Islington Mill Art Academy

Renee Ridgeway - Marsha
ArtLeaks Gazette - Marsha
Beverley Skeggs Values Beyond Value? - Marsha
VAVU Goldsmiths Group researching values - Marsha
Buddhist therapist The creation of value through emotional exchange - Amy
The Pizza Laundry Ethical Pizza van (values) - Amy
Jonathan Levin Expert in virtual currencies - Amy
The Artists' Union on pay negotiation and valuing the work of cultural workers - Marsha
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
RSBP - Marsha
David Toop, invite for a sound improvisation on ‘the gift’.---- Sissu
UTOPOLY game - edition!
Stefan Novotny- of trials (hyper apparatus of evaluation, speculation, value of life/death). Sissu
Sadie Coles (art dealer) Sissu
Isabelle Graw
Minor Compositions could be involved - also contact about the publication
a lady with her vintage 'stall' - she usually sells at East street market on Sundays. She has been telling me about her business and the negotiation between financial, personal (love of it), weather aspects of it and other life commitments. (Eva)
Tal Drori - she has recently carried out this project in a museum in Rome where they have been, by printing on EURO, asking whether this act makes money gain or loose in value. Tal is very up for working with us and developing templates for printing on £. She has also been talking to Lily Cole who with her Impossible project is interesting in working with Tal. Tal is happy to either bring Lily in or not. (Eva)
Richard the Guerilla Gardener - I have known Richard for years. He has been very active in the Heygate estate and elsewhere. I have spoken to him and he is very much up for it.(Eva)
People's Bureau - aspects of why I think this might be interesting for the market: it is about skills exchange, sustainability, existence of different economies, and also being funded by firstly Tate and now Delancey (the developer in E&C).(Eva)
Catija de Hass- Karem
Arne Hendriks- - Karem
Doris Koch- - Karem

  • We like the idea of time slots and space slots, a speakers corner like stall


Go here for Visual Research for the market

Archtecture of the Market Andreas Lang and Public Works wiil work with us on finding a fitting architectural/spatial 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.

Suggested names

  • 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 of Value

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

  • Take a visit to the London Metal Exchange
  • Watch The Market: A Tale of Trade
  • 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.)
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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.

Dark Markets - Interview Franco Berardi Bifo

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:

An Amassed CP History of the Market