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Ebay a day by peterfuchs
September 18, 2008, 11:43 am
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20 million dollar "artwork" from an ebay auction

20 million dollar artwork from an Ebay auction

Ebay a day is an attempt to redefine the distribution of the artworks in the current market economy situation of the contemporary Artworld.  Using the distribution channels of an already well known system of barter, the online auction house Ebay in the form of an online, temporal exhibition.

Curated by Rebekah Modrak, Aaron Ahuvia and Zackery Denfeld, ebayaday consists of 25 auctions (one debuts each day) in which the entire eBay listing (item for sale, descriptive text and imagery and placement within chosen categories) is the artwork. Works presented in the show exploit, redefine or underscore eBay’s potential in the exchange of ideas, objects and money.

Ebayaday is a month-long, curated exhibition on eBay designed to exploit, redefine or underscore eBay’s potential as a site for the exchange of ideas, objects and commerce. Each of the 24 artists juried into the show received instructions for one specific day and time to post a listing in a 7-day online auction on eBay.com. Unlike the thousands of traditional art objects for sale on eBay at any given moment, the pieces in ebayaday incorporate the various methods and systems of eBay as elements in the work. Each aspect of the listing (item for sale, descriptive text and placement within chosen categories) is a part of the artwork. (from the ebayaday.com website)

The exhibition reflects not only on the multimedia aspects of usage Ebay, but also on the possible identities of the works and artist themselves. Is it possible to detach the exchange of artworks from a centuries old institution of exchange, and if it is, does the result is still considered to be exist in the framework of the art world system?

Please check out the great supporting text from the Ebayaday website for further detalis:

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When is Curated by Rebekah Modrak Aaron Ahuvia and Zackery Denfeld ebayaday consists of 25 auctions one debuts each day in which the entire eBay listing item for sale descriptive text and imagery and placement within chosen categories not the artwork?

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