eBay Inventory Project

From January 1 to December 31, 2001, Nguyen produced a complete INVENTORY of everything in his Brooklyn studio/apartment using Ebay as the mechanism, thus playing all the roles on the website that normally exist in the art world (artist, curator, auctioneer, etc.). Every object was photographed and described similarly to condition reports at museums. In addition, Nguyen subversively embedded additional projects within the project, including selling “conceptual objects” (such as “Nothingnesss”) and incorporating a “live photo album” that involved the artist shooting an image each day and auctioning it on Ebay that same evening. There were 1001 auctions total, and Nguyen subsequently published these records as an encyclopedic set a decade later.