Shop > Catalogues


BAG ART: Toronto Shopping Guide

Gendai Gallery
35 × 57.5 cm

Exhibition texts produced for the project BAG ART :Birdhead Affordable Game Project (launched in 2009 at Art Metropole) Texts by Gordon Lebredt, Yam Lau and Earl Miller. BAGART by Daisuke Takeya, Barbara Balfour, Anitra Hamilton, Emilie Chhangur and Gordon Lebredt

In April 2009, Birdhead initiated a collaborative project with various artists. In the project, one representative work from each artist was

selected to be printed on inexpensive 24-inch paper with artists’ prior authorization. Meanwhile, Birdhead designed a series of frame-stencils for the project and paired each printed art work with spray-painted frame-stencils.

The project is aimed at disseminating art work at a low operation cost. The whole project is titled: Birdhead Affordable Game, a.k.a. B.A.G.

Birdhead set the service fee at RM. To convert this fee to currencies outside of mainland China, Birdhead has developed the Big Mac Index, which is the equivalant of the local price of 88 Big Macs in the country concerned.

As the art work can not be moved once it’s installed, Birdhead will grant the buyer a certificate with signatures from all three parties: Birdhead, the collaborating artist and the buyer.

The BAG art project is aimed at shortening the distance between art and the public. Birdhead seeks collaborations with other artists around the world as well as partnerships with various organizations, both art and non-art, outside Shanghai.

Each partner-organization is a local representative in this game. They are responsible for promoting the project and providing delivery and installation services to the buyers in local cities.

  1. BAG ART: Toronto Shopping Guide

Related Items

  1. Shane Krepakevich: The Gendai Tote Bag
  2. Dan Graham, Pavilions: a guide
  3. Form Follows Fiction
  4. Micah Lexier: Managing Documents 1967-1974
  5. Videoscape
  6. Ron Terada: Who I Think I Am
  7. Brian Groombridge
  8. Kim Adams
  9. Barbara Balfour: Barbara McGill Balfour: Selfish
  10. Glenn Ligon: Some Changes
  11. Cheap Meat Dreams and Acorns
  12. Birdhead Retrievability Frame for Polaroid
  13. Clubgoers
  14. Lorna Brown, Linnea Dick, Beau Dick, Guujaaw, Gyauustees, Tarah Hogue, Chief Robert Joseph, Wanda Nanibush, Shelly Rosenblum, Charlotte Townsend-Gault, and Scott Watson: Lalakenis/All Directions
  15. M:ST 5 Performative Art Festival 2010
  16. Learn to Read Art
  17. Art School {dismissed}
  18. Julie Voyce: Paste-Up
  19. Vicious Circle
  20. A Bottle of Notes and Some Voyages
  21. Annie Pootoogook: Cutting Ice
  22. Lisa Klapstock: Liminal
  23. Image Bank
  24. General Idea: The AIDS Project
  25. David Beattie: The Weight of the Sky
  26. Walking Woman Works: Michael Snow, 1961-67
  27. Hannah Black, Noa Bronstein, Eric Cazdyn, Aleesa Cohene, Allison Collins, Matthew Hyland, and Jamillah James: I Don’t Get It: The Work of Aleesa Cohene
  28. Art Metropole: The Top 100
  29. Tom Dean: A Traveling Exhibition Organized By The Art Gallery of York University
  30. Art Metropole: Le Top 100
  31. Lorna Brown: Beginning with the Seventies
  32. Bill Viola - The Museum of Modern Art, New York
  33. Kerry James Marshall
  34. Nichola Feldman-Kiss: witness | témoin
  35. Bernhard Cella: Salon für Kunstbuch