ISBN : 978-988-18126-9-8
Publisher : Osage Gallery
Date Published : June 2009
Author : Biljana Ciric
Editor : Khim Ong
Designer : Joseph Yiu for Osage Design
Curator : Biljana Ciric
Artist/s: : Bird Head, Gao Mingyan, Hu Yun, Jin Feng, Li Mu, Lu Jiawei, Lu Pingyuan, Tang Dixin,
Anton Vidokle and Julieta Aranda, Yu Tianzhu, Zhang Lehua, Zhao Zhao
This catalogue was first published on the occasion of the exhibition, Art Economies beyond Pattern Recognition held at Osage Shanghai from 31 May 2009 to 19 July 2009.
Art Economies beyond Pattern Recognition exhibition attempts to explore new possibilities within and for the art economy. This exhibition of artists and their works attempts to introduce new possibilities and proposals for the changing roles of artists in the art economy as their activities blend into those of collectors, conservators, and entrepreneurs. Through their individual strategies, artists take into consideration how the works will circulate within the art market; how a project that strategically includes other artists and works might extend beyond the existing scope of art market activity: engaging with issues such as notions of collectability and new ways of collecting; material preservation and conservation, and other possibilities for such; new channels within the art market that go beyond existing gallery services; and new proposals for gallery and institutional systems. A publication will also be produced to accompany the exhibition. As an extension of the issues explored in the exhibition, artists and art professionals are invited to contribute new formulas, ideas, and suggestions for new models for an economy of art through written descriptions, drawings, instructions, etc.