Activist Investor by Rupert James Baker Ltd.

5 Oct 2015 – 18 Dec 2015

Event times

10 am - 5 pm weekdays

Cost of entry


Save Event: Activist Investor by Rupert James Baker Ltd.

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:


Rufus Business Centre

Greater London, United Kingdom

Event map

Fear & Greed from the post room to the boardroom.


This exhibition comprises of two installations, both titled 'Activist Investor by Rupert James Baker Ltd.' The work from 1994 depicts Baker’s early interpretation as passive observer, buying one share of each FTSE100 company (partial installation exhibited of 56/100). Together the two installations reflect economic disruption and flux arising from digitisation. ‘Activist Investor by Rupert James Baker Ltd.’ 2015 is visibly a more active and participatory interpretation, clearly defining the artists conflict between his primal and cognitive self, using symbolism from his early childhood juxtaposed with the global tool for benchmarking success. 

The artist is inviting you the audience, to control through ownership, one ordinary share in 'Activist Investor by Rupert James Baker Ltd.' 
Baker sees his role as artist and facilitator of this perpetually evolving installation with the future direction now relinquished to you, the active audience. 
Proceeds from this perpetual campaign will be used to buy shares in the neo imperialist but vulnerable UK company, BP Plc, for the purpose of exploitation.


What to expect? Toggle


Have you been to this event? Share your insights and give it a review below.