Project Present, 2010, is a contemporary art trading game intended to highlight the purest transaction in the art world: the Artist Trade. Â While in the context of the highly consumer- and career-driven environment of the Miami art fairs, artists still have the ultimate way of hedging their bets and maintaining sincerity. Â Each participating artist will arrive with a gift-wrapped artwork that they intend to trade during the game. Â Non-artists (or unprepared artists) may also buy their way into the game for $100, which will be treated as a gift for the duration of the game. Â Each participating person puts their name into a hat; the first person draws a name and gives their gift to that person, starting a chain-reaction of gift giving. Â The game is over when everyone has given their gift away. Â Everyone has the opportunity to steal works of art when their turn comes up before they unwrap the gift they were given; each steal becomes progressively more expensive each time an individual artwork is stolen (first steal is free, second is $20, third is $200.) Â How we assign value to works of art, both personally and financially, will become clear by the end of the game. Â Does this game sound familiar to you? Â Project Present’s close relationship with Secret Santa games is not unintentional. Â Lets not forget what the December art fairs are all about: holiday gifts!