Sketch made by a prisioner in preparation to the exchange 2010, 212-234, 2009 from the Time Divisa series, 2009

Work On Paper

Woven book pages

11.81 x 31.89 in

30.0 x 81.0 cm

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PRICE: $8,000

    About The Work

    This unique work is from Antonio Vega Macotela’s Time Divisa project that explores the possibility of replacing money with a time-sharing system based on the exchange specific time periods where different tasks are done. It consists of 365 individual exchanges with inmates at the Santa Martha Acatitla prison in Mexico City. On a specific, mutually agreed upon day and time, tasks are undertaken simultaneously. Each party performs a task requested by the other. The documentation of each task is the currency. Macotela documents the tasks he undertakes for each prisoner as audio or video recordings, while the inmates draw and/or produce certain objects. The time exchanges are classified according to the specific tasks the artist asks the inmates to perform. He considers the outcomes of each time exchange as individual artworks. While he presents the objects produced by the inmates as his because they are the result of their time exchanges, he chooses not to present documentation of the tasks he performs for them because they represent the time that belongs to them.

    Courtesy of LABOR

    About Antonio Vega Macotela

    • This work is framed. Frame measurements are 14.61" x 34.65" x 0.98".
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