Trade School is a socially engaged project which scratches below the surface of the economic system to reveal the enigmatic side of the art market. Trading in ideas rather than products, Trade School is a parody of the global marketplace, a tongue-in-cheek enquiry into the ecologies of the art market: notions of value, production, authorship and ownership. The Mechanics Institute artists, Sanné Mestrom and Jamie Hall, test these notions through an itinerant mobile school that features a series of daily workshops, conversations and creative exchanges about “value” in the market place, including the produce market, stock market, black market, “super” market, and of course the art market.
Time: Market days. Workshop A: 9.30am – 11.30am | Workshop B: 1pm – 3pmStall: Meet at the Biennial Lab hub at start of workshop. Map.Special Event: Workshop with Khairuddin Hori, Sunday 23 October 2pm – 4pmWatch: The Mechanics Institute's Jamie Hall talk about Trade School.
Images courtesy the artists and Bryony Jackson.