Man Ray, Gift, 1958
Gift and Commodity
Transactions in Contemporary Artistic Practice
Sunday, April 2, 2006, 4:00 p.m.
ART IN GENERAL
79 Walker Street
New York, NY 10013
A panel discussion with:
Mierle Laderman Ukeles
Moderated by Katy Siegel
Organized by CUNY Queens College MFA Student Committee
Commodity exchange is a closed transaction, one that leaves parties independent of each other. Gift exchange has the opposite effect: it creates a bond. Approaching artistic practice as a transactional enterprise, how can contemporary art processes and products be creatively situated within the spectrum defined by the poles of gift and commodity?