CH'IEN CHIEN
Nørrebro, Copenhagen
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Exhibitions staged in a private flat, public only by appointment and through occasional private dinners and gatherings, could always be perceived (and even disregarded) as highly exclusive
Fair enough
But even though Ch’ien Chien is exactly that - exhibitions staged in a private flat, public only by appointment and through occasional private dinners and gatherings - exclusivity is the last thing it wishes to achieve
In fact, it aims for the opposite
Ch’ien Chien uses a format that everyone can follow
In this sense, it is democratic, not exclusive
Nevertheless, it could easily come to be seen as an exclusive club if precautions are not taken

Luckily, there are several strategies to avoid the precious yet constricting etui of perceived exclusivity
For example, one could make so bad PR that no one gets to hear about the shows, making sure the whole thing is forgotten before no one even gets to know about it - let alone has the chance to remember it
Still, the lack of communication could again be seen as a sign of exclusivity, and there’s also the ghastly risk of a curator who at some point in the future might “rediscover” the whole thing and make a career out of it (the risk is admittedly small, but you can’t be too careful in this day and age, now can you?)

Another option could be to make sure no one wants what is offered
According to the theory of supply and demand, a product is exclusive when the demand is high but the supply low
If you instead make sure to arrange loads of exhibitions (high supply) that no one wants to see (no demand), they wouldn’t be exclusive at all

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NOTRE TRAVAIL BENEFIQUE AND SELECTED FILM WORKS, BY XAVIER GAUTIER
Opening Sunday 29.04.18, 13-19
Open by appointment 30.04.18-31.07.18


THE INAUGURAL CH'IEN CHIEN SHOW, BY TOMAS RYDIN
Open by appointment from 19.10.17 - 21.12.17
Closing event 22.12.17


CH'IEN CHIEN
Nørrebro, Copenhagen
infoøchienchien.org