When: 7th December 2013 – 22nd February 2014
Where: Main Gallery, Eastside Projects, 86 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham B9 4AR
What is it?
Trade Show is a group exhibition that exercises the function of art to exchange, present and enact different economic practices and cultures of trade. Over the last decade artists have claimed and reclaimed trade as a socio-cultural space by producing their own shops, swaps, stalls, deals, exchange centres and distribution systems.
The exhibition presents trade as a universal activity deeply embedded in almost everything we do. Art proposes and enacts forms of trade that remind us of the possibilities and complexities of living in a society where everything must mean something, and everything must be worth something. Trade Show contributes to a strong trading culture where roles are changeable, economies are collaborative and the imperative of a not-only-for-profit ethos prevails.
More info: www.eastsideprojects.org