|Night Market is a working marketplace for small unregulated goods and services which will run from June 17 - September 30th at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Massachusetts; Minneapolis, Minnesota; rural Wisconsin along the St. Croix River; as well as in print and online. Apart from the selling of goods and services, the market exists to create a platform for discussion regarding the merits of a flattening of our notion of what cultural production is, can mean, and could possibly organize around itself through the power of its shared economic indecipherability.
Through sales of goods and services Night Market will fund and discuss the political possibilities of a united team of butter-makers and home-brewers, printers and itinerant lecturers, theorists and picklers alike. Online media and printed matter in the form of coupon circulars, newspapers, and books will be generated from the start of the market and beyond around its ideas and will circulate globally.
Night Market was initiated in conversation with James Voorhies, in conjunction with the Bureau for Open Culture's program I Am Searching For Field Character. The Bureau will host a beer garden by the field office along the Hoosic River every Thursday and Friday throughout the program. Every other Friday evening Night Market will take over the beer garden for a series of lecture/book launch/service nights called Bartleby's Pen.