June 8, 2013 through July 13, 2013

Julie Benoit, John Bohl, James Bouché, Gina Dawson, Lisa Dillin, Alex Ebstein, Jean Frater, Skye Gilkerson, Lesser Gonzalez, Carl Gunhouse, Ryan Hoover, Jason Hughes, Lou Joseph, Katie Kehoe, Rob de Oude, Jassie Rios, Ginevra Shay, Amanda Valdez


Guest Spot at THE REINSTITUTE is pleased to announce its upcoming group exhibition SELFIE, which opens on June 8, 2013. SELFIE commemorates Guest Spot’s two years in existence and the exhibition will feature select artists  with whom we’ve worked in the past.

SELFIE is a group exhibition that examines the origins of commerce: the principle of trade. All participating artists will create work to trade with each other. The experience relies on the ability of artists to self-determine value, while overcoming the major disadvantages of commerce through the double coincidence of wants* of the barter system.

The coincidence of wants problem is an important category of transaction costs that impose severe limitations on economies lacking money and thus dominated by barter or other in-kind transactions. The problem is caused by the improbability of the wants, needs, or events that cause or motivate a transaction occurring at the same time and the same place.

SELFIE: Picture of yourself, usually taken by yourself.  “Miss McBee hates when people post selfies of themselves on facebook, she already knows what you look like. 168 more pictures does not solidify the aesthetic value of who you are.”

Trading will happen during the opening at 9pm.