On the one hand Art Exchange provides a platform for presenting works of art, while on the other Art Exchange is a place where artists can exchange artworks. The project provides publicity while connecting artists and institutions.
Art Exchange consists of a showcase in which one work of art is exhibited. The case gives the technical data for the work displayed (artist, title, year, material and size). Artists who like the work on display can exchange it for their own work, which will then be presented. The interested artist contacts Hannes Egger, who will co-ordinate the exchange of the artwork. If Hannes Egger and a representative of the institution in which Art Exchange is currently located approve the exchange, the first work of art comes into the possession of the second artist, whose work will from this point on be exhibited in the showcase. This procedure can be repeated as often as desired. The project’s progress is documented on a website (www.artexchange.me), which lists the artworks appearing in the case together with the length of time they spent in it.
wood, glas and light, print on dibond