A deal we can´t refuse!
A team of dealers from Contemporary Monk, negotiate,
sell and perform art. Visitors are invited to enter into the absurd, creative and conceptual process
of negotiating the terms and agreements of a purchase. Everything in Booth 15 is for sale:
performances, videos, ideas, photographs, prints, sculptures, carpets, tables, chairs, pens,
Greenland or anything else that we can negotiate – for the right price. Both a staging ground for an absurd self reflective play, and an honest gallery, Contemporary Monk offers serious fun.
In A deal we can't refuse!, it’s not the artist who determines the protocol for reproduction or the terms and conditions for purchase, but the performative process of negotiation. Collectors on any budget are encouraged to engage in the process of buying, selling, performing and exhibiting art. In this way, the act of collecting becomes an artwork in itself that can also be sold (everything can be sold under the right conditions and for the right price). In the beginning anything is possible, but once a deal is made, it defines the work and sets the conditions and protocol for the future.
For example, performances and related objects can be sold as unique works or limited edition multiples, with or without the possibility of reproduction, signatures or statements of authenticity. Certificates or other objects of documentation can be requested or created through the process and even the concept of a performance can be changed through negotiation and bespoke agreements. No idea is too absurd, no offer too low or too high. But everything must be negotiated
and agreed upon. Offer us a deal we can’t refuse!
During the fair A deal we can’t refuse! is for sale along with other performances and objects by Dawn
Nilo and the Contemporary Monk collection. Collectors may start with suggested prices and terms
from the sales prospectus, or make their own offers. Purchases under 50€ must be paid in cash
or by barter agreement. Those over 100,000€ can be made as tax-deductible charity donations.
Enter the playground of negotiations and review the sales prospectus at the Balzer Projects /
Contempory Monk Booth 15. There is no obligation to buy.
AT: A PERFORMANCE AFFAIR
September 5–8, 2019, in: Vanderborght Building 50 rue de l'Ecuyer, 1000 Brussels