N2NM: Exchange is a cultural project initiated to create an environment for active interaction, support and exchange between the community of Santa Fe, the U.S. and abroad. N2NM: Exchange will take place December 14, 2012, 5-8pm, at the Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion and online throughout 2013.
The event features a trading station for artwork, books, resources and items of cultural value. The public is invited to make exchanges with artists directly, with the goal of fostering greater support for artists and providing greater access to art for the general public. Selected artworks are also available to exchange with their owners. Artists, collectors and others are encouraged to bring artwork or other items to exchange to the event.
Experimental in nature, N2NM: Exchange is a critique and exploration on the value of art, the standards of the art market and its place within society. The project investigates the complex constellation of art world individuals who establish cultural value and the abstract function of value itself. Our hope is to create a direct connection and support system between art and the general public, while ultimately strengthening contemporary culture in Santa Fe.
N2NM stands for New to New Mexico. The name refers to the introduction of several artists to the region and the many people who moved to New Mexico from other locations, including the organizers of this project.