Ruilen was an exhibition and series of events. Bring the pants you can't get on alone, the games you always lose, and the books that made you cry but no longer do. And you could exchange them for something new. A form of social shopping without spending money. Mediamatic Fabriek relieved you of your unwanted Christmas gifts and shameful purchases. You could even swap massages and haircuts. Click here for the categories within which you were able to trade. Ruilen was opened from Wednesday till Sunday, 13.00 till 18.00 and also showed work by artists who question and explore the practice of exchange.
Lina Issa, for instance, in the framework of her ongoing project What if, if I take your place?, asked you to hand over part of your life. And Time Divisia showed the longterm exchange between prisoners from Mexico City and the Mexican artist Antonio Vega Macotela. Click here for the contributing artists and their work.
Each Sunday we hosted a swap-event. After three months of successful swapping, Ruilen has come to an end. We still have enough clothes to dress a small village, - and this can all be picked up for free. Is the skirt you reluctantly brought in to swap still hanging in our clothes racks? You don't have to say goodbye and can take it back home with you. Apart from clothes, there are 1004 seeds, books and games left. You can come and pick it up for free.
Ruilen was an exhibition and a series of events held from October 20 till January 6. Open from Wednesday through Sunday, from 13.00 to 18.00. Mediamatic Fabriek, VOC-kade 10, Amsterdam.
Entrance was free for members. You could get a membership, which gave you free entrance for a month, by doing a chore like an hour of barkeeping or half an hour of vacuum cleaning. Otherwise it was €5,-. Kids half price.
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