REGIFT, curated by John Miller, will be on view FEB 18 – APR 4 2009; the exhibition focuses on the chains of obligation that gifting generates, on one hand, and the incalculability of gift values, on the other.
As part of this exhibition, Berlin-based artist Maria Eichhorn will initiate an exchange of recycled gifts. For this, we are requesting submissions from the public, the Swiss Institute staff, and participants in the exhibition. Eichhorn asks that each submission meet these criteria:
1) The gift shall have been given to the participant.
2) The gift shall not have been used.
3) The gift shall be re-wrapped.
4) The gift shall be exchanged with another participant.
Please send or drop off your gift before January 24 2009:
c/o Swiss Institute Contemporary Art
495 Broadway / 3rd FL
New York / New York 10012
If you have any questions please email: email@example.com
Gifts will be on view until the exhibition ends on April 4th, at which point participants will be invited for a re-gift exchange. The order of selection shall be determined by lottery.
We hope you would like to help us realize this special project.