Really Live Art Auction 2016
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For its premier in the Festival of Live Art FOLA 2016 @ Arts House, the Really Live Art Auction was titled ‘The Complete Smut Art Auction’
7pm, Mar 12, 2016
Ever since a certain urban Councillor publicly declared that a gallery should be closed down because a work it was exhibiting was "complete smut!", at Punctum we've been pondering questions to do with desire, transaction and public opinion. The Really Live Art Auction is our response. Working with a clutch of fabulous artists, we'll let the market decide what's up for grabs for public presentation and investment, and we'll let the public determine what's worth buying or banishing. It's a series of live art performances that collides systems determining the ‘worth’ of art with a public interrogation of those mechanisms of desire and transaction that inform our relationship to art.
Each of the Really Live Art Auction works expresses potentially controversial subject matter - a taboo subject, outrageous act, contentious view point, provocative gesture, problemaitc and deliberate use of language, a questionable aesthetic, a corrputed operation. But it's perhaps that it's a 'live' auction with the artists as auction lots that is also contestable.
All the works are available for purchase at the auction and inform an on-line catalogue. The auction is an event where audience members are bidders and successful bidders determine the hosting and presentation of the work within the festival program.
Concept and Artistic Direction: Jude Anderson/Punctum
Auctioneer, Penelope Bartlau
Designer Assistant & Stage Manager, Nina Fazzini
Costume and Body Sculpture, Mila Faranov
Assistant Stage Manager, Alexia Bucelli-Campus
Manager, Adrian Corbett
Contributing Artists and Performers: Jude Anderson, Ali Alizadeh, Mauricio Carrasco, Emilie Collyer, Enema, Fleur Dean, Emil Freund, Andrew Goodman, Shani Mohini Holmes, Edgar Hechavarria Ricardo, Sapidah Kian, Aurora Kurth, Terence Jaensch, Louise O’Dwyer, Craig Peade, Tim Ratcliffe, Adrian Sherriff, Jacques Soddell and Amy Turton.