Trading Post, 2012

performance installation

The artist installed 50 personal possessions in the gallery. Visitors were invited to bring in items of equal significance swap for the items on display. Each transaction involved an explanation of an object’s significance and why it selected to be traded. Not every proposal resulted in a successful trade, but by the end of the project about half of the items in the gallery were traded away for new items. The artist also traded some of the new acquisitions in addition to his own person belongings.



John C Gonzalez