Exhibition catalogue for Goethe-Institut Singapur, 2016
Aesthetic reflections on sharing and exchange as part of the »Kultursymposium Weimar« 2016. How is »the sharing game« played in other parts of the world? Are there cultures of trade that do not rely on the principle of profit? The Kula Ring art exhibition is based on a ritual exchange of gifts among inhabitants of the Trobriand Islands in Papua New Guinea. Today, necklaces made of little red shells still circulate clockwise from island to island. The meaning of these artistic objects is unknown. They are highly valuable, but not sellable.