Installation und live performance
2017, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
This shop offers numerous objects I’ve collected in years in museums, galleries, and art events all over the world. Among them are booklets, postcards, posters, pencils, books, art magazines and buttons, and then artworks which were allowed to be taken in conceptual exhibitions. Most of these objects, which form my personal archives, were originally freebies. However, they are of high value for me as a collector – and maybe for others, as well. So, I sell objects I would rather keep for myself, and I have to decide between giving away and retaining again and again.
In a performative way I interact with the visitors and tell them about my emotions and memories connected with the objects. I set the prices in a radically subjective way: The more it hurts to give the objects away, the higher the price.