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In 2011, the Vancouver–based Lower Mainland Painting Co. established a temporary Artworkers Hall open to anyone who wanted to attend. Sandpaper membership cards signified their bearers’ self-identification as artists.

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These capsules contain biological elements that speed tissue decay. Part of the Infinity Burial Project, the substance inside presents an ecologically responsible way to deal with death.

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Produced in response to a problem Ghana Think Tank collected during its residency at the Queens Museum of Art, this card is designed to mediate an immigrant-officer encounter.

 

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Artist Lucas Murgida locked himself inside a cabinet on a New York City sidewalk, and emerged after being transported to a private space by unsuspecting participants.

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For eight hours, Shannon Finnegan printed two phrases in ballpoint pen: “I should be working more” and “I should be working less.” The result is a surplus of paperwork and a pointed observation about art and labor.

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Time/Bank currency is acquired by trading increments of one’s time, and can be swapped for goods and services within the global Time/Bank network.

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Mass Ventriloquism filled Gothenburg’s Valsalen—the upholstered belly of a taxidermied blue whale named Carolina—with the voices of fifteen women.


 

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When gallery visitors opened cabinet doors to access the food inside, this pulley-rigged metal harness tugged at the corners of the artist’s mouth.

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