17 February 2017, Friday / 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Into the He(art) of the Art Market, A Performance Art Auction by Judy Freya Sibayan and Lyra Garcellano

Speaker: Judy Freya Sibayan and Lyra Garcellano

Judy Freya Sibayan and Lyra Garcellano

A parody of art auctions, works by Damien Hirst, Yoko Ono,Gilbert and George, Michel Foucault, Ed Ruscha, Walid Raad, Christian Boltanski, Dayanita Singh, and Yona Friedman commissioned by Le point d’ironie, edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist and published by agnès b. into artist pages will be auctioned not for monetary bids but for other valuable things in one’s life such as “the right to breathe clean air” or “the right to protest” or “the desire to have 20K followers in IG.” There will be a Q&A after the auction. The complete set of works to be auctioned and the protocols on the auction process will be posted on @performanceartagency. Please follow this page and come ready with your bids.

Ms. Lyra Garcellano, a visual artist whose research is rooted in the exploration of social (and institutionalized) systems, presents her output as installations, paintings, moving images, comics, writing and publishing. She is co-founding editor and publisher of TRAFFIC books and her works have been part of group exhibitions in the Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Singapore Tyler Print Institute, and the Qalandiya International in Palestine.

For the past twenty-five years, Ms. Judy Freya Sibayan has created a body of work of institutional critique with self-instituting projects such as Scapular Gallery Nomad, Museum of Mental Objects (MoMO), DIY MoMO, 600 Images/60 Artists/6 Cities/6 Curators, Performance Art Consultancy: Life, Art, Criticality, and now premiering in this art fair, Into the He(art) of the Art Market. She is co-founding editor and publisher of the online Ctrl+P Journal of Contemporary Art (ctrlp-artjournal.org) and author of The Hypertext of HerMe(s), her autobiography published by KT Press in 2014 with a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Photo credit (left): Calle Wright