Post Capitalistic Auction

Bergen Kunsthall 15.03.2018 16.03.2018


Post Capitalistic Auction is an auction and a performance, where new rules and new currencies are introduced. All audiences are welcome to participate in the bidding, or they can simply watch the drama unfold. Bids are made through the brand new bidding software, programmed and designed by Stian Remvik and Stian Sørensen at BEK.

Collectors, art lovers, and anyone who are interested are invited to bid for works of art in new ways. Eight works by eight different artists will be auctioned. Actual transactions will take place. The twist is that bidders are invited to make offers not only with money – understanding, opportunity, and exchange are introduced as additional currencies. The creators of the works will all be present at the auction, and when the offers are made, the artist will decide who gets the artwork.

Can a change of rules alter our ways of thinking? Can alternative currencies make way for a new era, or new ways of valuing art?


Thursday 15 March 2018
18:00 – 19:00 – Vernissage
19:00 – 21:00 – Seminar: Post Capitalistic Values
Keynote speaker: Hans Marius Hansteen (Ass. Professor of Philosophy, UiB). Panelists: Dr Jose Maria Duran (Lecturer HfM Hanns Eisler Berlin/Art Scholar), Erlend Hammer (Curator/Critic), Eirik Saghaug (Gallerist Vault Studio), Annette Kierulf (Artist/Professor KMD). Moderator: Malin Barth (Director Kunsthall 3,14/Curator).

Friday 16 March 2018
11:00 – 17:00 – Viewing of auctioned artworks
20:00 – Doors open
21:00 – 23:00 – Post Capitalistic Auction
23:30 – 02:00 – Post Capitalistic Party

Find the full programme and follow the project, read about the artworks and interviews with the artists here.
For tickets, go BIT Teatergarasjen’s website here.

Post Capitatalistic Auction is developed by Jingyi Wang in collaboration with Idun Vik. BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen Kunsthall and BEK are co-producers.