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DV video, 6:54 mins., photography series, 2007

Barter project deals with the issue of interactions inside contemporary art market. The artists went to a small village near Kharkiv and asked locals to exchange printed copies of works by contemporary art star-artists (such as Andy Warhol, Sam Taylor-Wood, Cindy Sherman etc) for farm products (eggs, potatoes etc). The “price” for each single piece was negotiated with buyers. In a short video-interviews the new owners of art-pieces explain why they choose this particular piece and where they’re going to place them, e.g. among photos of relatives usually decorating house walls. 





Exhibition History:

2007 – "Critically in Between". Curated by Viktor Misiano in a frame of the exhibition cycle “Progressive Nostalgia”. Art-Athens. Athens. GR

2007 – "Communities. Young art of Ukraine". Arsenal City Gallery. Byalystok. PL

2007 – "The Art World". Feinkost Gallery. Berlin. DE

2008 - "Grabbing at Straws". Curated by Negative Capability (Chris Sharp, Joanna Fiduccia). Studio Guenzani. Milan. IT

2008 – "New Print Politick: Post-Soviet Politics and Contemporary Art". Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art. Chicago. US

2008 - "Transit". Curated by R.E.P. Ya-Gallery. Kyiv. UA

2009 – "The Future Was Yesterday". Curated by R.E.P. and Loose Associations. Student Center Gallery. Zagreb. HR

2009 – "Barter". The Cardboard Gallery curated by Vesna Krstich and Nikolas Drosos, Dumbo Art Center. New York. US

2009 – "Curated By". Gallery Hubert Winter. Vienna Fair. AT

2009 - "The (Re) Socialization Of Art". Curated by Reinigungsgesellschaft. Museum of Modern Art, Odessa, UA

2011 – "An Elusive Object of Art". Curated by Iara Boubnova. Galerie Dana Charkasi. Vienna. AT

2011 – "The Global Contemporary. Art Worlds After 1989". Curated by Peter Weibel, Andrea Buddensieg. ZKM - Centre for Art and Media. Karlsruhe. DE

2015 - "Grammar of Freedom / Five Lessons". Curated by Zdenka Badovinac, Snejana Krasteva and Bojana Piškur. Museum for Contemporary Art Garage. Moscow, RU

2016 - "Dependence Degree". Curated by Open group. Gallery BWA. Wroclaw, PL

2019 - "Enlightenment and Paternalism". Curated by Nikita Kadan. Kmytiv Museum of Soviet Art. Kmytiv. UA

2019 - "The Influencing Machine". Curated by Aaron Moulton. Gallery Nicodim. Bucharest. RO