Everything Must Go:
Art and the Market
Lida Abdul, Karmelo Bermejo, Walead Beshty, Victor Burgin, Colin Darke, Eric Fischl, Meschac Gaba, Antonia Hirsch, Kathi Hofer, Suzanne Mooney, Ni Haifeng, Raqs Media Collective, Amie Siegel, Christopher Williams.
Curated by Chris Clarke in association with Dr. Declan Jordan, School of Economics.
Everything Must Go explores the relationship between contemporary art, economics and value. Featuring works by Irish and international artists, the exhibition emphasises the ways in which monetary and historical value accrues through qualities that might appear peripheral to the artwork itself: context and display, provenance and ownership, reputation and rarity.
Value is never fixed; it is determined by the calculations of investors, the impulses of shoppers and the fluctuations of the marketplace. From the homes of private collectors to auction houses, luxury department stores to informal black markets, Everything Must Go looks at the spaces where objects are validated, appraised or, in some instances, overlooked.
Everything Must Go exhibition catalogue available from the Glucksman shop