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Sellout
Sellout!
top: Amanda Alic at Sellout, Lier, Belgium above: Tom Broadbent and Daniel Aycock


 Sellout!
David Kramer


Sellout
David Shapiro, Rock Iraq


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Trojan Purse


Sellout
Daniel Aycock


Sellout
David Shapiro, Rock Iraq


Sellout!
co-curated with Daniel Aycock and Thomas Broadbent
Voorkamer Gallery, Lier, Belgium
October 16 - November 13th, 2005
with Amanda Alic, Daniel Aycock, Tom Broadbent, Naval Cassidy, Ethan Crenson, David Kramer and David Shapiro


Today there is a growing mistrust of "global corporate culture". People worldwide fear that corporations have become capable of wielding overwhelming influence over communities, governments, and even consciousness. While there are those who believe that there is no harm in embracing this corporate culture in order to reap the benefits that it brings to the community, many view the modern corporate body as an insidious corruptor which threatens to destroy the vestiges of local and to some degree national culture. Using this ambivalence as a backdrop, we mounted an exhibition comprised of 7 New York based artists whose work responds—in most cases ironically—to these issues. The artist's work rode the boundary where corporate culture clashes with the local culture.

Sellout! took place in Lier, Belgium in 2005. Though the show was hosted by Voorkamer Gallery it took place in various locations throughout the town. A former clothing store, an abandoned house and public spaces in Lier were sites for work in show. Each artist developed a project for one of these sites. In addition, each artist produced a series of multiples related to their work.