17 October - 30 November 2012

BIG DEAL is an annual non-profit, non-gallery Art in Recession event, set up in 2008 by artists CROFT & BALOGH. Designed to re-examine the function and role of art, its placement and importance during global economic downturn, BIG DEAL serves as a forum for ideas that highlight fragile balance and disputed relationship between art, commerce and business. It is a support and showcase platform for international artists and associated community during times of economic uncertainty and reflects ideas and thoughts encapsulated in the philosophy of their own practice.

Using installation, sculpture, ready-mades and re-cycled objects, collage, photography and film, their work resonates with humour and irony and directly tackles the issues and consequences of hyper-production, mass consumerism, media spectacle, advertising and commercial and industrial waste. Their primary purpose is to focus on and explore complexities of the contemporary world and serve as conduit to highlight the principles of current socio-economic trends and their impact on society at large.

Slobodan Trajković, Danny Pockets, Hedley Roberts, Rebecca Scott, Gui O'Connor, Lee Cavaliere, Yoshitaka Kono & Giada Combusti, Raul Pina, Norman Normski Anderson, Elisa Cantarelli, Emma Croft, Tomaž Kramberger, Ben Hopper, Louis Benassi, Art Hate, Stimulus Ltd, Monika K Adler, Mark Woods, Geraldine Swayne, Ingrid Berthon-Moine, Tracey Moberly, David Brock, Brad Pitts & Downey Juniors, Vanya Balogh, Franko B, Paul Sakoilsky, Peter Gravelle, Alice Herrick & Gavin Turk, Siniša Ilić, Jordane Yarden Gaudenzi, Urban XXX, Peter Roston, Jari Kutasi, Kirtland Ash, Gzillion Y Artist, Calum F Kerr, Marisa Polin, Siobhan Bradshaw, Sian Kate-Mooney, Steve Smith, Ludovica Gioscia & Alastair Strong, IHTGW Continent, Maria Teresa Gavazzi, Emanuel Fanslau, Jamie Lau, Stephen Hall, Jessica Voorsanger

Show online from 17 October - 30 November 2012
Curated by Vanya Balogh
Produced by Tomaž Kramberger