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'Impossible Exchange', a Project Commissioned for Frieze Projects
Carolina Caycedo, Daytoday in NY: Spanish for Objects, from the DAYTODAY NY Photo series, 2006. Chromogenic Print, 25,4 x 56 cm. Courtesy of the artist.

LONDON.- The Lisbon-based curatorial team Filipa Oliveira + Miguel Amado is presenting 'Impossible Exchange', a project commissioned for Frieze Projects at Frieze Art Fair that plays on the transactional nature of the art fair. 'Impossible Exchange' comprises works by Julieta Aranda and Anton Vidokle, Fia Backstrőm, Joana Bastos, Carolina Caycedo, Brina Thurston and Carey Young.

Exchange is central to everyday life, permeating all social fields – from the biological to the legal to the aesthetic. In the art market, of which the fair is an epiphenomenon, exchange plays the key role. This framework inspires 'Impossible Exchange', a project commissioned for Frieze Projects and curated by the Lisbon-based curatorial team Filipa Oliveira + Miguel Amado. Its title is borrowed from an expression coined by French theorist Jean Baudrillard, who once wrote that 'Everything which sets out to exchange itself for something runs up, in the end, against the Impossible Exchange Barrier.' This project consists of a series of daily participatory events that play on the transactional nature of the art fair. Each day (including the VIP preview on October 14th), artists Julieta Aranda and Anton Vidokle, Fia Backstrőm, Joana Bastos, Carolina Caycedo, Brina Thurston and Carey Young orchestrate different performances and displays at the booth of 'Impossible Exchange'. Mining institutional critique, community-based movements, self-organization traditions and activism, these proposals address the production of symbolic value in the 'age of questioned capitalism' – an expression suggested by the current global financial crisis. Through the socially engaged practice of these artists, 'Impossible Exchange' establishes a counter-public sphere that radically envisions change on the economic, political and cultural levels.

Frieze Projects is a programme of artists' commissions and other projects organized annually at Frieze Art Fair. It is curated by Neville Wakefield and this year includes seven new works as well as The Cartier Award and collaborations with 2009 partner institution and curatorial team CAC Vilnius (Lithuania) and Filipa Oliveira + Miguel Amado (Portugal).

Filipa Oliveira + Miguel Amado is a Lisbon-based curatorial team. Recent projects include the participation in 'No Soul for Sale: A Festivals of Independents' at the X Initiative in New York, with the project 'If You Don't Know What the South Is It's Simply Because You Are From the North'. Parallel to their joint practice, they both develop individual careers as curators and critics both in Portugal and internationally.

Frieze Art Fair | Julieta Aranda | Anton Vidokle | Impossible Exchange | Neville Wakefield |

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