Whatever it takes


25.9 — 2.10 20

A three-day barter market, where money is completely banned and replaced by objects, time and skills. These had the only forms of exchange accepted to obtain the works exhibited by the artists, who are the project’s main focus. The event, conceived in January 2020 before the pandemic, excluded the use of any currency to make evident what became clear to many of us during the months of the lockdown: the true essence of our economies derive from a series of concrete needs and from real interdependence between people. ‘Whatever it takes’ stems from a thought that the curators of the School for Curatorial Studies Venice have grounded, after having explored the theories on the origins of money of economists Carl Menger, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich August von Hayek, John Maynard Keynes, Wray Randall and others. Fundamental to the concept of the show was also anthropologist Marcel Mauss essay: the gift. Participating Artists: Apparatus 22, Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Paola Angelini, Simon Asencio, Luisa Badino, Barbara Baroncini, Francesco Battistello, Giacomo Bianco, Bianco Valente, Jaspal Birdi, Alvise Bittente, Giovanna Bonenti, Irina Bujor, Simone Carraro, Nina Ćeranić, Giorgia Agnese Cereda, Giuseppe De Mattia, Fabio De Meo, Barbara De Vivi, Elena Della Corna, Rémi Deymier, Giuseppe Di Liberto, Fabrizio Di Nardo, Jingge Dong, Chiara Enzo, Alice Faloretti, Silvia Faresin, Megan Elizabeth Freeman, Enej Gala, Silvia Giordani, Manuela Kokanović, Bogdan Koshevoy, Matilde Lucini, Rachele Maistrello, Silvia Mariotti, Anna Marzuttini, Margherita Mezzetti, Ryts Monet, Giacomo Montanelli, Pawel und Pavel, Jared Munn, Martina Mura, Anastasiya Parvanova, Maria Pilotto, Francesco Pozzato, Barbara Prenka, Giulia Querin, Giovanna Repetto, Maria Teresa Sartori, Davide Sgambaro, Mattia Sinigaglia, Maddalena Tesser, Flavia Tritto, Francesca Vacca, Mattia Varini, Lucia Veronesi, Matteo Vettorello, Francesco Zanatta. a