Anonymous Drawings

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Anonymous Drawings is an exhibition-project for drawings founded 2006 by the Berlin-based artist Anke Becker.
In the context of ANONYMOUS DRAWINGS roughly 600 drawings by 600 international artists will be presented in changing exhibition spaces. The works will be displayed anonymously. Each exhibition is preceded by aninternational call for submissions, that is open to everyone. Age, biography or gender will not be requested to be disclosed and do not play any role in the selection. The selection for the exhibition will be made anonymously, too. All exhibited drawings are available for a symbolicunit sales-price of 200 € each. The artist's identity can only be revealed by the sale: the buyer takes the drawing right off the wall and the empty space left behind will be marked with the artist‘s full name and place of origin. The given unit sales price should not be seen as a real market price, but as a conceptual place holder for any conceivable amount of money in the art market.

How does one’s own assessment change if there is no information at all about the artist? How can one develop a personal definition of value if the sales prices are all identical? What is then a good drawing? ANONYMOUS DRAWINGS is conceptual art and exhibition project all in one: Each and every anonymous artist becomes part of a collective work of art where hierarchies do not exist.