Frozen Fraction is a solo exhibition in a former nuclear reactor called the Reactor Hall, R1 - Experimental Performance Space, Stockholm, Sweden, April 2017.

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The project Frozen Fraction is an exhibition and site-specific installation. The exhibition is part of Art_Value project, which examines the notion of political economy and neoliberal values in the art processes, i.e. production, circulation and consumption. It is a speculative project questioning artwork’s reception and perception through economical principles, i.e. through rethinking the notion of the artwork as commodity. It is also a critique of one of the main characteristics of the contemporary art world – the segregation of the art world with its creative potential standing against the art market institution with its public escalation of the monetary values.

The exhibition is shaped around the Data Economy project and queries big contemporary questions regarding digital economy. The project challenges the boundaries of understanding what is digital economy and what nowadays could be sold or bought. How virtual money and the surrounded abstraction could extend the notion of buying the most elusive and abstract thing like number. The project takes place through the exposition of numbers. This aesthetic turn is examining the contemporary notion of contemporary human (post-human), who radically and decisively believes in numbers. Questioning the exponentially growing trust in numbers and data, its inclusion in everyday life, abstraction and unification of everything what is around us, also through what is digitalized, coded and quantified: through clock time, media archeology, algorithmic procedures, computation, quantified-self movement, Big Data, and other.

It is a critical question - what could be sold and bought in our digital age. The transformation gets in the shift of a data number into a fractional number. Punctuation takes command. A decimal number refers to any number written in decimal notation. In turn the raw numerical data representation gets translated into a monetary value, i.e. numerical aesthetics turned into monetary aesthetics.

Exhibition contains an interactive installation, 12 projections, 2 monitors and 7 paintings included works: Data Economy interactive installation, Numeric Over-head, series of After On Kawara and Digital On Kawara.


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