Transaction / Translation

Lai-I-Chern – Transaction / Translation
10th Taipei Biennial “Gestures and Archives of the Present, Genealogies of the Future”
Taipei Fine Art Museum, Taipei, 2016

“The two-year-long project Transaction / Translation is an attempt to preserve myself within society. Trying to leave a trace of me on the planet, trying to keep myself existing as long as possible, trying to prove that I ever existed, trying to make myself a reference of the present.[…] I develop my work in the context of monetary circulation in Taiwan, using one-hundred NTD (New Taiwan Dollar) notes as a medium for self-preservation. I always start with baking 24 breads conserving my labour, translating the breads into money by selling them for 100 NTD each and using the notes for further exchanges.

Read more about her work here.



Gavin Turk – Transubstantiation
Ready-made, 2017

Partnering with the London-based Skip Gallery, an improvised gallery space inside a huge waste container you usually see on the side of the street filled with construction rubble and whatnot, Turk has created a tongue-in-cheek piece that is, among all things, very meta.

Inside the skip – a place to dispose of rubbish – we see a packet of Skips prawn cocktail, a popular snack in the UK. According to the artist, the chips reminded him of the sacramental bread used in the ritual of Eucharist by Roman Catholics.

Gavin Turk: Is Contemporary Art Trash? Is Trash Contemporary Art?

    Invisible Ceramics and Women Made of Bread Fill a European Art Park

    Paweł Althamer – The Burghers of Bródno
    2016 – Warsaw

    Bródno Sculpture Park has come to be one of Europe’s most enticing and important sites of relational and social sculpture. WARSAW — What do you get when you throw some of the world’s most well-known, socially engaged artists into a public park? One stroll through the Bródno Sculpture Park will show you.

    Image courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw

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