October 15, 2009 - e-flux - e-flux presents TIME CURRENCY, CURRENT TIMES…
October 15, 2009

e-flux presents TIME CURRENCY, CURRENT TIMES…

Lawrence Weiner, Hour Note prototype, 2009

TIME CURRENCY, CURRENT TIMES…
October 15th, 11am – 7pm

Frieze Art Fair
Regent’s Park, London
Arte Contempo, Lisbon / Frieze Projects P1

On Thursday, October 15th, 2009, time/bank–a new project by Julieta Aranda & Anton Vidokle for e-flux–will present a one-day exhibition of time-based currency prototypes at the Frieze Art Fair.

e-flux has asked a group of artists, architects, writers, curators, activists and designers to suggest what they think would be the best representation for the exchange of time between each other and to design a symbolic currency that is backed by trust between practitioners within a cultural community, rather than by gold or state authority. Can this token of exchange be represented, and if so, how?

time/bank’s currency is issued in half, one, six, twelve and twenty-four hour denominations. The prototypes presented at Frieze have been designed/proposed by:

JULIETA ARANDA
MARY BLACKBURN
FRANÇOIS BUCHER
CABINET MAGAZINE
CAROLINA CAYCEDO
DEXTER SINISTER
WILSON DÍAZ / ANA MARÍA MILLAN
JIMMIE DURHAM
HARRELL FLETCHER
LIAM GILLICK
FRANCESCA GRASSI
NIKOLAUS HIRSCH / ZAK KYES
ALEVTINA KAKHIDZE
RAIMUNDAS MALASAUSKAS / MORTEN N. HALVORSEN
JOHN MILLER
NAEEM MOHAIEMEN
SARAH MORRIS
CARLOS MOTTA
OLAF NICOLAI
HANS ULRICH OBRIST / KOO JEONG-A
RAQS MEDIA COLLECTIVE
VIKTOR ROSDAHL
MARIANA SILVA
MICHAEL SMITH
SEAN SNYDER
NEDKO SOLAKOV
MLADEN STILINOVIC
BIK VAN DER POL
ANTON VIDOKLE
W.A.G.E.
LAWRENCE WEINER
JUDI WERTHEIN
FLORIAN ZEYFANG

The exhibition at Frieze is a first in a series of steps in setting up a functional Time Bank based within e-flux network and physical space in New York. While time/bank is an experimental art project that follows up on Aranda & Vidokle’s longstanding interest in self-sustaining, autonomous practices and circulation mechanisms; the intention is to develop the bank into a fully functional platform that will allow artists, curators, writers, designers, architects, activists and other participants in the field of visual art to exchange their skills, time and knowledge without having to rely on the putative economic value of said skills as an arbitration mechanism for the exchange.

To find out more or join the time/bank, please go to www.e-flux.com/timebank .

For further information please write to timebank@e-flux.com.

The presentation at Frieze is a part of ‘Impossible Exchange’, a project commissioned for Frieze Projects and presented by Lisbon-based curators Filipa Oliveira & Miguel Amado.

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