The Economy of the Gift

9 Apr 2010 – 22 May 2010

Event times

10.00 - 18.00 Tuesday - Saturday

Cost of entry

Free Admission

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A Foundation Liverpool

Liverpool, United Kingdom


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  • Buses: 27, 82, 82A, 107,
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The Economy of the Gift offers a unique experience for contemporary collectors in search of a boutique scaled art fair.


The exhibition will present eight artists and eight galleries curated by Ticiana Correa and explore the idea of value in a time of market crisis. The Economy of the Gift has been designed to build on the cultural legacy of Liverpool's role as European Capital of Culture in 2008 and will be an annual affair. Four English galleries from outside the London Orbital were asked to select four international partners. Participants then select an artist represented by their partner. In this process a discourse is created at which the concept of the gift is at the heart of the exchange. Participating galleries are: Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm Bureau Gallery, Salford Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool Freymond-Guth & Co Fine Arts, Zurich The International 3, Manchester Ivan Gallery, Bucharest Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco, New York Workplace Gallery, Newcastle ”¨ Exhibiting artists: Eric Bainbridge,”¨ Brass Art, Geta Bratescu, ”¨Elodie Pong, Jacob Dahlgren, ”¨Mark Harasimowicz, ”¨Rebecca Lennon and ”¨Shaun O' Dell. The Economy series is supported by: Arts Council England, Liverpool City Council, North West Development Agency, Romanian Cultural Institute, Embassy of Sweden, Swiss Cultural Institute.


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