SYMBOLIC EXCHANGE


Edited by Jack Self
Published by REAL
English
176 pages, 17.8 × 11 cm
ISBN 978-0-9935474-0-9

Price: 49 lei



The concept of “symbolic exchange” (proposed by French philosopher Jean
Baudrillard) is when the value of a trade is not monetary but emotional; when the social
relationship being established is more important, or has no bearing, on the economic
worth of what is being traded. It is an exchange that doesn’t know, or care about, profit.
This small volume is published as a reflection on the 2015 Bold Tendencies project,
which took place from May 28 to September 27 within a disused multi-storey car park
in Peckham, London. It included three site-specific public artworks commissioned
by Bold Tendencies: “Agora” by Richard Wentworth, “Possessed” by Metahaven and
“Aspects of Change” by åyr.

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