THINGS – Exhibition & Auction

Exhibition Dates:  Sat 13 – Sat 20 October
Sat 12-6pm
/ Wed-Fri 12-5pm

eBay auctions are live here.

310 New Cross Road, London SE14 6AF
PRESS IMAGES can be downloaded here. Enquiries – info@tamaraprojects.org

THINGS appear simultaneously as individual auctions on eBay site and a 10-day exhibition.

Artists/Writers taking part:
Julia Lee Barclay-Morton / Beth Barlow / Alexa Jean Barrett / Jacqueline Butler / Chris Byrne / Angus Carlyle / Michelle Crowther / Ash van Dyck  / Katie Goodwin / Sadie Hasler / Justin Hopper / Hazel Jones and Millie Shenton-Jones / Laura Keeble / Lizzy Le Quessne / Mark Leahy / Gavin MacGregor / Serenella Martufi / Amy McKenny / Simon Poulter / Lee Rourke / Clara S Rueprich & Udo Grashoff  / Joanna Schulte / Emily Tracy / Mare Tralla / Laura Trevail / Becky Walker / Heidi Wigmore

THINGS curated by Tamara Projects

We hoard and surround ourselves with things to remind us of our past and to establish who we are. It’s as if the objects have got a magical power to stop time, keeping our memories alive. But when we are no longer here, forget, or dispose of the object, the web of stories disappears. And the object moves on, via a charity shop or an auction house, gathering a new story for someone else…

Another reason for our obsession with things is the belief that they carry powers and meanings because of whom they belonged to, a collectable pen used by Churchill, for example, a notion that the auction houses have always encouraged and something that goes back to totemism and ancient beliefs.

THINGS is a digital public art project where artists and writers are allocated an object to have for few weeks and they imagine stories for them. These objects are then placed on eBay site for the duration of a standard auction – 10 days, including their new ‘story’, a made up biography.

During that time they are also displayed together in an exhibition at 310 New Cross Road from 12-21 October, as a collection for the first and last time.

 

After the auction, the objects are sent to their buyers with a print out of the story, unsold lots are relisted until sold. The proceeds from the auction go to the artist.

THINGS – Call for Artists/Writers

THINGS curated by Tamara Projects

We hoard and surround ourselves with things to remind us of our past and to establish who we are. It’s as if the objects have got a magic power to stop time, keeping our memories alive. But when we are no longer here, forget, or dispose of the object, the web of stories disappears. And the object moves on, via a charity shop or an auction house, gathering a new story for someone else…

Another reason for our obsession with things is the belief that they carry powers and meanings because of whom they belonged to, a collectable pen used by Churchill, for example, a notion that the auction houses have always encouraged and something that goes back to totemism and ancient beliefs.

THINGS is a digital public art project where artists and writers create stories for objects. The objects are sited on eBay site for the duration of a standard auction – 10 days, including their new ‘story’, a made up biography.

During that time they are also displayed together in an exhibition at 310 New Cross Road from 12-21 October. Whilst the exhibition links directly to the auctions, the auctions will be real… After the auction, the objects are sent to their buyers with a print out of the story, unsold lots are relisted until sold.

ARTISTS’ BRIEF

You’ll be randomly allocated an old object in order to write its story for an eBay auction.

The story could be about whom the object belongs to, where it’s come from, what it’s been used for, etc… but the content is entirely up to you, stranger the better, but staying within the site’s guidelines.

The objects will be exhibited together with the story between whilst simultaneously auctioned on eBay.
The proceeds from the auction belong to the artist.

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THIS PROJECT

Hard or Soft #Brexit?, 2017

Hard or Soft #Brexit?,  2017.

Are you hard or soft on brexit? Maybe you’re in-between.

This risqué bit of cartography by artist Andy Freeman shows the primary leave vote by ward for Southend and Castle point.

A limited edition of hires archival C prints of this highly accurate and detailed data artwork is now available to order via Paypal!


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About

Tamara Projects is run by Michaela Freeman and Andrew Freeman and was set up to promote public art and interdisciplinary projects and interventions.

Tamara Projects takes its name from the conspicuously named super secret, military anti-ballistic missile defence system called ‘Tamara’ which Michaela’s grandfather worked on developing during the Cold War in then communist Czechoslovakia.