Welcome to e-flux projects. In 2001 we initiated a program of special projects for e-flux.com. The early part of this program focused on web publications and art works that explicitly engage audience participation. In 2004 e-flux opened a storefront space in New York's Chinatown where this program evolved into a series of physical public projects, which subsequently travel to contemporary art institutions worldwide. In 2006 e-flux opened a second location in Berlin.
Time/Bank is a platform where groups and individuals can pool and trade time and skills, bypassing money as a measure of value. Time/Bank is based on the premise that everyone in the field of culture has something to contribute and that it is possible to develop and sustain an alternative economy by connecting existing needs with unacknowledged resources.
Time banking is not barter. Barter economies have been in practice throughout history, but the idea of using time as a unit of exchange only appeared shortly after the Industrial Revolution. The first successful contemporary time bank was started in 1991 by Paul Glover in Ithaca, New York. Following his idea, people began to exchange time, which led to the creation of a time-based currency—the "Ithaca Hours," which even local businesses began to accept, and which still flourishes. Time banking and service exchange have since developed into a full-fledged movement, usually centered around local communities.
Time/Bank at e-flux is modeled on existing time banks. When a task is performed, the credit hours earned may be saved and used at a later date, given to another person, or contributed towards developing larger communal projects. For example, if you happen to be in Beijing or Hamburg and need someone to help you shop for materials or translate a press release, you would be able to draw on resources from Time/Bank without exchanging any money.
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Starting this fall, e-flux’s storefront in New York’s Chinatown will operate as a pawnshop, its inventory comprised of artworks, bought and sold. Opening to the public on Monday October 1st, at 12:00 pm, PAWNSHOP’s selected wares will become available for sale on November 1st. The Pawnshop will remain open through early 2008.
Come browse works for sale by more than 60 artists, including: Lucas Ajemian, Carlos Amorales / Nuevos Ricos, James Angus, Julieta Aranda, Julie Ault, Fia Backström, Julien J. Bismuth, Bengala, Mike Bouchet, Ethan Breckenridge, AA Bronson, François Bucher, Miguel Calderón, Paul Chan, Jan Christensen, Heman Chong, Peter Coffin, Keren Cytter, Marcelline Delbecq, Wilson Diaz, Nico Dockx, Christoph Draeger, Gardar Eide Einarsson, Jakup Ferri, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Claire Fontaine, Rene Gabri, Nikolas Gambaroff, Mario Garcia Torres, Andrea Geyer, Simryn Gill, Liam Gillick, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Diango Hernández, Ralf Hoffman, Karl Holmqvist, Christian Jankowski, Sejla Kameric, Matt Keegan, Christoph Keller, Gabriel Kuri, Annika Larsson, Liz Linden, Esther Lu, Rodrigo Mallea Lira, John Miller, Aleksandra Mir, Naeem Mohaiemen, Lucas Moran, Carlos Motta, neuroTransmitter (Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere), Olaf Nicolai, Ernesto Neto, Ylva Ogland, Yoshua Okon, Lisi Raskin, Pedro Reyes, Carissa Rodriguez, Martha Rosler, Eduardo Sarabia, Aaron Simonton, Matt Sheridan Smith, Mike Smith, Nedko Solakov, Kim Sooja, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Costa Vece, Anton Vidokle, Lawrence Weiner, Florian Wüst, Andrea Zittel, and many more.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES • Fax and Xerox copies • Internet • Phonecards • Check Cashing • Passport Photos