The co-curated exhibition Bucks 'N Barter features works from nine international artists active in the fields of jewellery, craft, product and experience design, with site specific installations, newly commissioned works and a selection of thought-provoking pieces, all together investigating a complex and multifaceted topic, that of the human tendency to trade and exchange and how this has shaped not only the society we live in but also the way we perceive and relate to things and materials. Key themes touched upon are value and currency, material culture, barter and exchange in terms of economics, symbols, knowledge and cultures; the relationship between the market and the applied arts, between physical and virtual.
Hilde De Decker, Richard Elenbaas, Nicolas Cheng, Tzu Ling Lee,
Prang Lerttaweewit, Kajsa Lindberg, Beatrice Brovia, Katrin Spranger.
Scenography: Friederike Daumiller.