IRIS SMEDS SELL-OUT is a performance project that deals with questions of the true value of art and the idea of the artist as an art piece. 

The performances consist of auctions, where the auctioneer Lily von Wallenstein offers the art of Iris Smeds to the highest bidder. The auctions started out on a small scale in Iris Smeds’ studio during 2009, with the idea that the events was the true art piece, while the art that was sold functioned as props. After two successful auctions Iris Smeds decided to take the concept to a larger scene, which now results in IRIS SMEDS TOTAL SELLOUT at Clarion Hotel Stockholm. 

IRIS SMEDS TOTAL SELL-OUT consists of a short exhibition in the Hotel lobby that ends with an auction in one of the hotel’s conference rooms. This time Iris Smeds takes the objectification of herself as an artist further with works as Iris Smeds Museum, Iris Smeds Steps of Protection and The Spiritual Rising of Iris Smeds.  

In her art, Iris Smeds focus on issues such as identity as marketing, and the borderline between the subject and the object, fiction and reality. 

The exhibition is displayed 25th of October - 5th of November.
Auction is held on the 6th of November at 7.30 pm


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