As a meeting point between artists, their peers and the public, Giving in to Gift is an ongoing conversation around ideas of generosity and reciprocation and how these themes manifest.
It’s an examination of the contradictions present in the giving of gifts, an enquiry into how they interact with the changing economic landscape, and an opportunity for differing modes of collaboration to be explored.
By adopting an evolving framework for these investigations, Giving in to Gift is committed to experimenting with different ways of engaging with its core investigation, providing a variety of methods with which artists and the public can engage. Artists have contributed to projects through an open call and by invitation, whilst public encounters with the work have been facilitated through both chance encounters on the streets and by audiences coming to the project’s partner organisation, The Bluecoat in Liverpool.
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