More Details About the Exhibition
Market Mixers: When Social and Market Norms Collide
October 17, 2014 – December 31, 2014
Open to the Public: 10 AM – 3 PM, Monday – Friday
Press contact: Catherine J. Howard, Curator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We live on a continuum of social and financial worlds, maneuvering between the two constantly. But sometimes, things are better left untainted by money. Introducing financial norms to social situations can bring unintended consequences, leaving people unwilling to cooperate and with a sour taste in their mouths. A date can feel like prostitution with the introduction of money; a gift can seem offensive when accompanied by mention of its dollar value.
“Market Mixers: When Social and Market Norms Collide” is an exploration of the tangled web of efficient markets versus human markets, revealing that you simply can’t build social capital with cash.
Twelve artists were invited to create innovative and engaging artwork, ranging from painting to photography to installation, after a stimulating discussion with Dan Ariely on his research into efficient markets versus human markets.
The following artists are featured in Market Mixers: When Social and Market Norms Collide:
Tanya Hart & Viki Holmes
Catherine & Neil Palomba
Meet the artists at the opening reception on Friday, October 17th from 6-9 PM, or stop by to see the exhibition Monday - Friday, 10 am - 3 pm from October 17 - December 31. For a guided tour, contact the curator, Catherine Howard, at email@example.com.
Market Mixers: When Social and Market Norms Collide is a continuation of the Artistically Irrational exhibition series, which launched in October 2012 as an exploration of the dialogue between science and art. Each Artistically Irrational exhibition begins with a discussion of social science research and a request for artists to reflect on the topic through their art. The artists then provide Dan Ariely and the researchers at the Center for Advanced Hindsight with new lenses to reflect upon their research, furthering the feedback loop between scientists and artists.