The Incubator, Socle du Monde Biennale, Herning DK. April-August 2017
Art Barter 2017 edition is part of The Incubator, curated by Oliver Varenne, as Chapter 7 of the Socle du Monde Biennale 2017: to challenge the earth, the moon, the sun and the stars.
Artists based in Denmark or Danish artists abroad have been selected to take part in the project taking place at Herning Højskole. For 4 months, the public is invited to come and make offers to the works on display in the rooms of the HojeSkole.
Olivier Varenne,is co-director of Exhibitions and Collections at Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Tasmania, Australia. He has acquired a wide range of contemporary works for the collection at MONA and has curated solo exhibition of Matthew Barney, Marina Abramovic, Gilbert&George, Wim Delvoye, Hubert Duprat amongst others.
As his chapter of the Socle du Monde Biennale, The Incubator suggests, the venue shows works by artists who are not yet firmly established, but certainly up-and-coming on the contemporary art scene. The works share a focus on art as something performative – here art makes something happen, usually in a social context and by engaging with the exhibition space in new ways. Art Barter is one of the guest projects of the Incubator.