The Artachment (Kunstraum Basel, www.artachment.com) is presenting the project, Keck Kiosk
(the Kiosk at the Kaserne), during Art Basel 2011 and has extended an invitation for participation
to other groups such as White Space (Zurich), Marks Blond (Bern) and Lokal.int
(Biel, www.lokal-int.ch). On each evening, from Monday to Saturday, one of the participating
artspaces will be hosting the Keck kiosk.
We are please that Local.int has also invited the GIBSMIR Family to partake in the project.
The GIBSMIR-Family, a collaboration between artists Veronika Spierenburg, Marcel Reimer and
Urs August Steiner, has worked to reinvent the art market in a playful way since 2010.
The GIBSMIR-Family will present the project Action Auction and is announcing an open call
to all artists for contribution. The event will take place on Friday 17 June 2011 at 18:00
at the Keck Kiosk. Lokal.int will sell vodka shots during the auction.
The auctioneer conducts the event from the roof of the kiosk. He briefly presents and then
auctions off each action. The audience has the opportunity to bid with a value in vodka
shots, which are sold directly by Lokal.int at the kiosk. The action must be performed
immediately after its sale. Each action is documented with a Polaroid photograph which is
signed by the artist and subsequently sent to the buyer. The buyer deposits his address and
pays the bade number vodka shots to the GIBSMIR-Family. The artist can claim the shots in the
form of vouchers for drinks.
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