The Artists' Temporary Advertising Agency for Artists – TATAAA is a social sculpture by Tobias Sternberg and Nat Tafelmacher-Magnat.
On an ad hoc basis, when funding support becomes available, it creates self-aware, humorous commercials exclusively for artists. It is normally taboo for artists to aggressively advertise themselves as products to be consumed. TATAAA breaks this taboo by embracing the laws of seductive advertising for the benefit of the artists' oeuvre or personalities. However, and in further contradiction with the laws of the market, TATAAA provides this capitalist service free of charge to the artists.
In doing so, TATAAA highlights the tension between the self-marketing necessary in artists' careers within a neoliberal economy, and the inherited notion of ''the sacredness of art'', immune to the capitalist zeitgeist, and such mundane undertakings as self-promotion.
Opening Friday 18th August 6 pm
at near Fischerinsel 3
Friday 7 August 2020 at 18:00h
at Veteranenstraße 21
Friday 31 July 2020 at 17:00h
at Kottbusser Damm 95
Tuesday 28 July 2020 at 14:00h
at Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 41
Saturday 1 August 2020 at 20:00h