Thursday, November 24, 2005

Sold Out (svenduto)

during Triennale of Turin and Artissima
opening Friday 11 November 2005

Cesare Pietroiusti, opening night performance

including works by
Ylva Ogland and Konst2/Tensa Konsthall with Reala, Massimo Grimaldi, Jordan Wolfson, A Constructed World, Gabriel Lester, Olivier Babin, MIKE artist collective, Gabriele di Matteo, Douglas Ross, Tyler Rowland, Cesare Pietroiusti

The #6 edition of More Fools in Town, "Sold Out", focuses on artworks that lie in the space between objects that can’t be sold and works that have no object.

The idea for this project really comes, somewhat, from thinking about the works of Cesare Pietroiusti, where he has made prints that are signed but then inscribed with a text informing the owner that if they sell the work his signature will be ineffectual and the work will be worth nothing at all. And on the other hand the work of Tino Sehgal, performance works acted out by a performer, that can be bought by the collector, who in effect, receives nothing for the work - no object, no certificate. What creates value? Can value created by the experience of an artwork escape commodification? Is there any space to generate another kind of experience in an alterior space?

More Fools in Town, a collaborative project of Charlotte Laubard, Jacqueline Riva + Geoff Lowe, presents exhibitions and events in an apartment in the centre of Turin in a responsive and impulsive way that seeks a wider audience. It is a lo-fi, lo-hi energy interface with big aims.

more fools in town
via guastalla 19
10124 Turin