Anonymous Drawings 2015 Opening: Saturday, August 01 Finissage: Saturday, August 29
ANONYMOUS DRAWINGS: How does one’s own assessment change if there is no information at all about the artist? How can one develop a personal definition of value if the sales prices are all identical? What is then a good drawing? ANONYMOUS DRAWINGS is conceptual art and exhibition project all in one. With Anonymous Drawing many single pieces of art become one “Gesamtkunstwerk”. Each and every anonymous artist becomes part of a collective work of art where hierarchies do not exist.
ANONYMOUS DRAWINGS 2015 presents 600 drawings by 600 international artists at Galerie Nord | Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin, Germany. The works will be displayed anonymously. All the drawings are available for a symbolic unit sales-price of 200 € each. The artist’s identity can only be revealed by a sale: the buyer takes the drawing right off the wall and the empty space left behind will be marked with the artist‘s full name and place of origin. The given unit sales price should not be seen as a real market price, but as a conceptual place holder for any conceivable amount of money in the art market.
The exhibition was preceded by an international, open call for submissions. There were no guidelines regarding theme or style. There was only one formal rule: the exhibited drawings should be no larger than A3. The artist’s biography, gender or age did not play any role in the selection. The selection for the exhibition has been made anonymously, too. From more than 2000 submissions 600 drawings were selected for the show. Anonymous Drawings was founded 2006 by the artist Anke Becker in Berlin, Germany. Since then, more than 8000 artists from all over the world have taken part in the project and numerous shows of Anonymous Drawings took place up until today.