ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News

 Most are dissuaded from purchasing art because of the high price tag that comes attached to many pieces, which is why Art Barter, an event featuring works meant to be exchanged for goods or services rather than money, is shaking up the international art world. 

Art Barter is hosting its fifth international show in Istanbul at 5533 until Jan. 26 with works from a range of artists – both emerging and long-established talents – up for bartering to create a distinct mode of interaction between artists and viewers. 

Filiz Avunduk, a well-known name in Istanbul’s art scene, organized and helped curate Art Barter’s Istanbul show after curators Alix Janta-Polczynski and Lauren Jones created the event in the United Kingdom in 2009.