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4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art presents Speculative Entertainment No.1 Sydney Edition by Hahan

Saturday 9 September
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sydney Contemporary Ticket Holders

Speculative Entertainment No.1 is an ongoing project that developed from Hahan’s experiments about time and privilege, as well as an interest to experiment with the art market and use it as medium. This work is intended to hack the art market, and particularly to hack the artwork collecting system which usually limited. This work was initially exhibited during ARTJOG 9 (2016), an annual artist-based art fair in Yogyakarta, and has been traveled to Art Central Hong Kong (2017).

Speculative Entertainment No. 1 Sydney Edition consists of a 7.5 m x 2.6 m painting which is divided into 1,619 square lots. Each lot is sized 10 cm square and the price for each lot is twice the entrance fee of the art fair. During the exhibition period at scheduled time, the audience can become ‘collectors’ with the same opportunities, hopes, privileges, and speculations by choosing any lot they want at the venue. The audience members who purchase the lot(s) are encouraged to speculate by re-selling it according to their own speculative price and Hahan, as the artist, where will charge 10% commission from the selling.