Artmanifestation from the artist-duo vGtO, Almere, the Netherlands 2001
THE SHOPPINGBAG PROJECT
Full-colour printed paper bags 42 x 32 x 13 cm each, 20 designs, each printed in an edition of 1.000
2001 I developed a plan for the artmanifestation OIKIA in the city of Almere.
I designed a non-commercial shoppingbag: “Valuable Moments / Cheap Thrills”.
Also I asked 19 other artists to create an artwork for the paper bag.
In a very short time 20 different shops like a bakery, grocery, liquorstore etc.
distributed the 20.000 shoppingbags without any commercial message.
As a work of art the bags showed up in downtown Almere.
The public became participants in a huge performance, without realising it.
order of the following photographs,
shoppingbags in the streets: