Art_Value: Auction

The project "Art_Value: Auction" is part of the larger "Art_Value" project and is a series of art auctions where the viewer is encouraged to rethink the notion of the "artwork as a commodity". The project consists of creating a situation in which the buyer (art collector) of the artwork becomes a co-author of the artwork.

In such improvised situation of the art auction, the bidders compete for the highest price, but the finalised price becomes artwork's content, the numbers get imprinted in the artwork. The sum the winners pay for the artwork gets printed on the paper by the mechanical calculator (or other financial means). This artwork in a shape of a receipt gets certified by a Certificate of Authenticity. Valuation of artwork, numerical aesthetics and monetary value of the artwork get exposed in the process and in the outcome.


Das Vegas, “Art_Value: Auction” at Sodu 4 project space in Vilnius, Lithuania. Performance, neon lights, LED display, multimedia projector, mechanical calculator, auction props, acrylic paintings, stands, 2016.

Performed at MANIFESTA 11, THE EUROPEAN BIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART 11.6.–18.9.2016 in Cabaret der Künstler – Zunfthaus Voltaire, Zurich, Switzerland.

Valuation, solo exhibition at Siauliai art gallery, Siauliai, Lithuania.

Kaunas Gallery Weekend 2017, the Art Bank, Kaunas, Lithuania.

ArtVilnius'17, 8th International Contemporary Art Fair, June 8–11, 2017, Exhibition and Congress Centre Litexpo, Vilnius, Lithuania.