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What's it worth? The potential of bartering and re-use in the business of art.

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Amy Conger

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What if the value of your artwork, goods or services was based entirely on what someone was willing to trade for it? How would that change the materials you chose or the way you do business? How would that change your relationship with your community? What might the ripple effects of a barter-based system be in the art world?


Today we are joined by artists Kathryn Kenworth and Sasha Petrenko who have created Non*Mart, a temporary design studio and shop in San Francisco to explore alternatives to consumerism and develop more relational, less commercial means of economic exchange. As always, we welcome call-in questions at (347) 855-8744.


As mentioned on the show:


• Non*Mart's Holiday Stop & Swap is this Saturday 12/19/09 from 2-7pm.


• The San Francisco Dump has an amazing Artist-in-Residency program. The last orientation of the year for artists interested in applying in this Saturday morning. Note: You must RSVP!


• Leave a message on God's Answering Machine: 800-871-9012 x 3176632#. Say what you will and pass it on.


:: Photo above of Non*Mart's location ::