Art Barter is a platform for free exchange between artists and the public.
The first Art Barter show was held in November 2009 at The Rag Factory in London where 50 artworks were on display without artist’s names, titles, prices or descriptions being attached, thus leaving the viewer open to a pure aesthetical interpretation.
After the successful launch of its first show in London last year, which featured artists such as Tracey Emin, Gary Hume, Gavin Turk and Mat Collishaw, Art Barter has now landed in Berlin.
The Art Barter event revolves around the idea that artwork will be acquired by individuals through alternative means to money. There is a catch at Art Barter where you will not know which artwork belongs to which artist until after the show’s end. This will create a gamble for the public and will make people value the art for what it really is.
Art Barter allows art to become available to a more diverse crowd than only people with disposable income, involving them in a fun way. Having to barter will also make them think about what they have that is unique to offer the artist.
Art Barter Berlin 2010 starts today June 24 and runs until June 26, 2010.