The Vendart Project (2005 – 2007)
  • 07 07 14 portable walls Montreal Apathot installation 2007 by dimitrije martinovic07 07 14 portable walls Montreal Apathot installation 2007 by dimitrije martinovic07 07 14 portable walls Montreal Apathot installation 2007 by dimitrije martinovic
  • Toronto Heschel School Gala portable archive installation 2007Toronto Heschel School Gala portable archive installation 2007Toronto Heschel School Gala portable archive installation 2007
  • dundas square toronto apathot installation Portable Walls Unit  poster work by Dimitrije Martinovicdundas square toronto apathot installation Portable Walls Unit poster work by Dimitrije Martinovicdundas square toronto apathot installation Portable Walls Unit poster work by Dimitrije Martinovic
  • The Exchange Network project Installation @ the 401 Building in Toronto The Exchange Network project Installation @ the 401 Building in Toronto The Exchange Network project Installation @ the 401 Building in Toronto
  • 07 02 21 New york city portable wall installation at the change you want to see 200707 02 21 New york city portable wall installation at the change you want to see 200707 02 21 New york city portable wall installation at the change you want to see 2007
  • 06 10 25 new york city washington sqare park 2006 portable archive by jake rekret06 10 25 new york city washington sqare park 2006 portable archive by jake rekret06 10 25 new york city washington sqare park 2006 portable archive by jake rekret
  • new york city union square portable archive by lenny bolger Portable Walls Unitnew york city union square portable archive by lenny bolger Portable Walls Unitnew york city union square portable archive by lenny bolger Portable Walls Unit
  • Scotiabank Nuit blanche toronto 2006 portable archive installtion Picture 042 chico gupta Scotiabank Nuit blanche toronto 2006 portable archive installtion Picture 042 chico gupta Scotiabank Nuit blanche toronto 2006 portable archive installtion Picture 042 chico gupta
  • OCAD BBQ 2006 toronto by neelam kler The Vendart Project Portable Archives seriesOCAD BBQ 2006 toronto by neelam kler The Vendart Project Portable Archives seriesOCAD BBQ 2006 toronto by neelam kler The Vendart Project Portable Archives series
  •  Portable walls unit at harborfront toronto 2006 by kler Methinks Presents: PosTcaRD Show Portable Walls Unit Portable walls unit at harborfront toronto 2006 by kler Methinks Presents: PosTcaRD Show Portable Walls Unit Portable walls unit at harborfront toronto 2006 by kler Methinks Presents: PosTcaRD Show Portable Walls Unit
  • Methinks Presents: PosTcaRD Show Portable walls unit at kensington marker toronto  Portable Walls UnitMethinks Presents: PosTcaRD Show Portable walls unit at kensington marker toronto Portable Walls UnitMethinks Presents: PosTcaRD Show Portable walls unit at kensington marker toronto Portable Walls Unit
  • performance unit at the clothing show sickthsense 2006 The Vendart Project prototype testingperformance unit at the clothing show sickthsense 2006 The Vendart Project prototype testingperformance unit at the clothing show sickthsense 2006 The Vendart Project prototype testing
  • yellow exchange unit at parsons university new york city 2005 yellow exchange unit at parsons university new york city 2005 yellow exchange unit at parsons university new york city 2005
  • Performance unit and yellow exchange unit at galapagos new york city 2005 by julia zanderPerformance unit and yellow exchange unit at galapagos new york city 2005 by julia zanderPerformance unit and yellow exchange unit at galapagos new york city 2005 by julia zander
  • Style in progress 2005 toronto the vendart project by chico guptaStyle in progress 2005 toronto the vendart project by chico guptaStyle in progress 2005 toronto the vendart project by chico gupta
  • kids in suits down town toronto 2005 by christine magsalay Pink Exchange Unit, Methinks Presents: Toy Carkids in suits down town toronto 2005 by christine magsalay Pink Exchange Unit, Methinks Presents: Toy Carkids in suits down town toronto 2005 by christine magsalay Pink Exchange Unit, Methinks Presents: Toy Car
  • Fridge gallery opening The vendart project installtion 2005Fridge gallery opening The vendart project installtion 2005Fridge gallery opening The vendart project installtion 2005
  • A G O what do kids think 2005 by jake Art making station @ the Art Gallery of OntarioA G O what do kids think 2005 by jake Art making station @ the Art Gallery of OntarioA G O what do kids think 2005 by jake Art making station @ the Art Gallery of Ontario
  • Central Park New york city 2005 christos gates Multiple installations through out Central park and New York CityCentral Park New york city 2005 christos gates Multiple installations through out Central park and New York CityCentral Park New york city 2005 christos gates Multiple installations through out Central park and New York City
  • University of toronto sydney smyth hall installation Pink Exchange UnitUniversity of toronto sydney smyth hall installation Pink Exchange UnitUniversity of toronto sydney smyth hall installation Pink Exchange Unit
 

The Vendart Project Statement 2007

“The Vendart Project”  created alternative systems of disseminating and promoting Art and Ideas within the public sphere. There was no censorship and no filtration on the work submitted, as long as the person submitting took full responsibility for their work. All work was cataloged and one piece from each body submitted was archived.

We reached a wide audience through our public installations giving exposure for the participants.    We felt that in order for society to move forward there must be an active body of people willing to participate in its development without money as the motivating factor. It was not about profit but the exposure and accessibility of Art and Ideas in the public sphere.

The Vendart Project units:

The Exchange Units (Pink and Yellow Exchange Units) allowed the general public free access to Art and Ideas.  Art and Ideas were placed in zip lock bags ready to be taken. The units were equipped with a sound/light system, and an art drop off and donation boxes. Since these units were fully portable we distributed art in a variety of locations.

The Performance Units (Portable Wall Unit) were portable multi-purpose spaces.  Lightweight walls were assembled into various sizes and types of spaces depending on the number of walls carried to site.  This unit was utilized for Public Archival Display Installations.

Installation Types

Performance Installation: A public happening by an individual or a group with the use of one or a combination of different units.

Kids in Suits Installation: Having fun, playing and performing childhood games and activities as a means of generating a public happening.

Portable Archive Installations: Designed to display The Vendart Projects archives publicly in various locations in order to promote the project’s participants. The Performance Unit was utilized for this type of installation.

Art Making Station Installations: Encouraged the general public participation in the project and the arts. When fully set up people sat down and created Art and Ideas with the materials and tools provided.  Each participant had the option to keep the work and/or have it archived and/or to donate the work to the project for future distribution. The Exchange Units were incorporated into these types of installations.

What Do Kids Think Installation: Extension of the Art Making Station specifically designed for children.

The Vendart Project Team:

Andrzej Tarasiuk – Co-founder, Director (January, 2005- present)
Anja Capel – Public Relations (February 2005 – 2007)
Markus Mazurek – Design, Corporate Identity ( Sept 2004 – 2007)
Alvaro Gonzalez – Website Development (October 2004 – 2007)
Maria Pantow – Advertising/Promotions (March 2005 – 2007)
Kevin Moore – Archives (March 2005 – 2007)