Redistribution (Birmingham - Karachi), 2013
Jens Haaning often uses international rules and conventions of trade to produce new work, whether it is tax discrepancies between goods and countries, current and historical economic politics and business relationships or the machinery and logic of funding and subsidies. For Trade Show Jens directly addresses the reasoning behind national arts funding and his project is to submit a funding application to the Danish Arts Council for a new project at Eastside Projects.
In case the proposal gets granted, Redistribution (Birmingham-Karachi) 2013 will get executed. It involves taking down and replacing all of the gallery light fittings and sending the existing lights for reuse to Karachi.