Group Exhibition
31 August 2016 – 24 September 2016

UNIT is pleased to present Meansa group exhibition that seeks to explore the economics of art.

An economy is the social domain that emphasises the practices, discourses and material expressions associated with the production, use and management of resources. The word economy can also refer to the minimum amount of money, time, or other resources needed to achieve something, so that nothing is wasted. This exhibition aims to address both definitions of the word, in direct relation to the art market.

Artists have been invited to consider the seven fundamental notions that underpin the study of economics – scarcity, inequality, competition, imperfection, ignorance, subjectivity, and complexity – and produce new work(s) within a capped production budget and a four week timescale.

Means hopes to initiate a conversation about notions of value and worth.

Exhibiting artists are: Joe Fletcher Orr, Tom Ireland, Nicola Ellis, David McLeavy, Tina Dempsey and Garth Gratrix.

Join us for the preview of Means on Wednesday 31st August, 7:00-9:00pm. UNIT is currently sited on the second floor of Abingdon Studios, Blackpool, FY1 1DE. Means runs until Saturday 24th September. Viewings are by appointment only. Please email to arrange a viewing.

Please note that the gallery does not have street level disabled access at this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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