Marketing (single—channel video, 2012) A video performance in which the YOUNG POOR ARTISTS, using telemarketing sales strategy, seek to sell a work of art.
The sale is a purposeful and deliberate action becoming performance. Piece of art shows selling process of art.
Through selling the artwork through artwork they ironically speak about art market laws questioning the value of works of art.
They want to reduce the work of art to consumer goods and eliminate art as elitist product. Hierarchy of artwork is repealed equating it with any other product. They provide the opportunity to look at the “naked” art market schemes. Selling action trivialize the art market—making processes.
This performance is a comment about relationship between contemporary art and general public.
YOUNG POOR ARTISTS — a Lithuanian artistic collective, the members of which are: Gedvile Tamosiunaite (born 1990 in Siauliai), Greta Vileikyte (born 1989 in Siauliai), Stanislovas Marmokas (born 1988 in Panevezys) and Vladislav Novicki (born 1990 in Vilnius). They have exhibited recently at Meno Parkas Gallery in Kaunas (Lithuania, 2011), Academy of Arts in Stuttgart (Germany, 2012), The House of Polish Culture in Vilnius (Lithuania, 2012), Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnus (Lithuania, 2012), Die Klett—Passage am Hauptbahnhof in Stuttgart (Germany, 2013).