Exchanging art for personal objects
Sharing emotions and memories

We began the Artme Collection in June 2016 during the Festival The 48 Hours of Neukölln at the Richardplatz in Berlin, where we invited people to exchange personal objects for artworks.

During the festival, we met a lot of different people – women and men, singles and families, younger or older ones – and we spent time with each of them and shared very intimate and personal stories. During 48 hours, we gave away 53 artworks and got 53 personal objects and their stories in return. During 48 hours, we were deeply moved and thankful to the people we met. During 48 hours, we started the Artme Collection.

“You’ll find us at the Richardplatz during the art festival The 48 Hours of Neukölln.
We’ll bring drawings and photographs we made. You can look at them… you could even own them. But not for money, they have to be exchanged, with something you have and you care.
You have to estimate what could be the artworks’ value and what you would be ready to give for it: a handmade woolly hat, an earring, a scarf you bought during a trip… as in garage sales you’ll have to weight, to sound, to estimate. You can propose us anything you want but it has to be linked to a personal memory, something you care, a story that you’ll share with us.
A picture will document the exchange and the story will be written down.
Are we ready to leave the thing we care to welcome the other one?”

We would like to enrich the Artme Collection by gathering new personal objects and stories. To do so, we are looking for opportunities to create new exchange events in Berlin and elsewhere. In case, you are interested in collaborating with us, don’t hesitate to contact us. 


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