Use Value is excited to invite you to a runway show on the rooftop of Canal Street Research Association.
Use Value is a project in form of commerce initiated by Chang Yuchen in 2016. Use Value produces handmade useful commodities. Use Value believes art exists not only in museums but also in the mundane gestures of everyday life. Use Value measures artist’s labor by the common rules of economic reality. The price of each product, the exchange value, is calculated by the average of all hitherto existing hourly rates that Yuchen has earned, multiplied by how many hours she has spent on this product, in addition to the cost of raw materials.
Chang Yuchen is an artist based in New York. She works in an interdisciplinary manner — writing as weaving, drawing as translation, teaching as hospitality and commerce as everyday revolution. By constantly entering and exiting each medium, she strolls against the category of things, the labor division among people.