POST CAPITALISTIC AUCTION   Landmark, Upstairs  Club, Exhibition

16th of March
250 / 150 / 100 (for under 35)

Featuring artworks by Toril Johannessen, Thora Dolven, Marie Storaas, Håkon Holm-Olsen, Gabriel Kvendseth, Helene Norseth, Annette Kierulf & Dan Mihaltianu.

Advising panel: Kjersti Solbakken, Knut Jarl Jøsok, Erlend Hammer.

11:00 - 17:00 Viewing of artworks Upstairs

20:00 Registration and drinks

21:00 Post Capitalistic Auction

22:30 - 02.00 Post Capitalistic Party

free - TICKETS

The commodification of art has been theorized for centuries and clear restrictions remain of whom art is available to. Art auctions can be seen as an obvious example: whoever is the highest bidder and willing to pay the most wins, independent of their understanding, or lack of understanding, of the artwork.

Post Capitalistic Auction ( introduces new rules.

You are invited to buy and sell artworks in new ways. 8 artworks, by 8 different artists, will be up for auction. The lots represent different expressions, and the artists are at different stages of their careers. Real transactions will take place. The twist is that bidders get the opportunity to make offers not only with Money, but also with Understanding, Opportunity and Exchange. When the different offers are on the table, the artist will decide who gets the artwork. By introducing new rules, and new forms of currencies, different forms of capital and value are investigated.

What will the bidders offer? Will the artist accept other currencies than money? What is understanding compared to money? Can a trade surpass an opportunity? Can the change of rules change our ways of thinking? Can alternative currencies make way for a new era, or new ways of valuing art.

Post Capitalistic Auction invites to a reflection on capital and value.

Idea/ Concept/ Director: Jingyi Wang
Producer/ Performer/ Co-creator: Idun Vik
Dramaturge: Iris Raffetseder 
Contributing artists: Toril Johannessen, Thora Dolven, Marie Storaas, Håkon Holm-Olsen, Gabriel Kvendseth, Helene Norseth. Further names TBA. Consultant: Knut Ove Arntzen
Production Coordinator: Adriana Alves 
Software: BEK 
With thanks to: VISP, Gitte Sætre 
Supported by: Norwegian Arts Council, FFLB, Fritt Ord, Bergen Dansesenter – regionalt kompetansesenter for dans, Bergen kommune 

A co-production by BIT Teatergarasjen, BEK, and hosted at Bergen Kunsthall

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