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Marco Rosichelli – Open for Business

Marco Rosichelli – Open for Business Exhibition 
Title – Exchange

Business – Buffalo Exchange

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Throughout the course of the exhibition, artist Marco Rosichelli will go to thrift stores in Helena, Montana, where he recently relocated.  The artist is interested in the notion of commerce and speculation, as well as the idea of moving cast-off fashions from one geographic location to another.  Can this influence fashion? How do cultures meet through clothing? How much of cultural identity is wrapped up in fashion? How much is influenced by climate and ideals?

Rosichelli will purchase clothes that he will send to curator John Spiak.  Spiak will tag and number the clothing as an edition of 200.  Once the clothing has been given a tag, Spiak will take the articles to Buffalo Exchange in an attempt to sell them, using Buffalo Exchange’s standard policy for buying used clothing.  The money that is made from the sale of the clothes will be sent back to the artist in Montana. Rosichelli will use this money to purchase more clothes that will again be sent to the curator.  Spiak will provide feedback to the artist, letting him know the type of clothes selling, what the buyers are looking for, or other research obtained in the store.  This process will continue until the money runs out.  The project is a form of capital speculation or gambling – the artist tries to determine what clothes will sell, adding to the longevity of the piece.  

The clothing purchased by Buffalo Exchange is placed in the stores standard inventory; items can be identified only by the limited edition tag.  The clothes Buffalo Exchange does not purchase will be placed in the gallery as an installation. 



Open for Business Artist Spotlights:
Marco Rosicelli – Buffalo Exchange
Saskia Jorda – The Shoe Mill
Peter Bugg with Ryan Peter Miller – ASU Art Museum Store
Mary Lucking – Rúla Búla
David Tinapple – Cartel Coffee Lab
Cyndi Coon –  Downtown Tempe Community, Inc. (DTC)
Jon Haddock – The Headquarters
Tania Katan – The Library Bar & Grill*
Adam Murray – Caffe Boa
Wendy Furman – BrandX Custom T-Shirts
Matthew Mosher – Fascinations
Erin V. Sotak – La Bocca
Chris Todd – Sucker Punch Sally’s*
Jen Urso – The Bicycle Cellar
Nic Wiesinger – Monti’s La Casa Vieja

Related Links:
Marco Rosichelli’s Website
Buffalo Exchange Website 
Open for Business Printable Map 
Open for Business  


November 5, 2010 at 4:28 pm 18 comments

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