Thursday, December 3, 2009
A BOOK ABOUT DEATH
“A Book About Death” is a collaborative project conceived by American artist Matthew Rose for the Emily Harvey Foundation in New York City, where the original exhibition took place from September 10 – 22, 2009. Approximately 500 artists contributed 500 artworks in the form of post cards of varying sizes each created from works made especially to create an unbound book about death.
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Angela Ferrara - São Paulo, BRAZIL
Matthew Rose - Paris, FRANCE
Here is an Open Letter………
MUBE – Museu Brasileiro da Escultura is looking for submissions from artists throughout the world as a critical part and new chapter in the exhibition of the “A Book About Death” collaborative project. This exhibition at MUBE opens on February 1, 2010 and runs through February 28.
“A Book About Death” is a collaborative project conceived by american artist Matthew Rose for the Emily Harvey Foundation in New York City, where the original exhibition took place from September 10 – 22, 2009. Approximately 500 artists contributed 500 artworks in the form of post cards of varying sizes each created from works made especially to create an unbound book about death.
The exhibition paid special homage to Ray Johnson (1927-1995), a highly influential figure in contemporary American art, a formidable collage artist and long acknowledged as the “Father of Mail Art” with his creation of a network, The New York Correspondence School. The exhibition also paid homage and celebrated the life of Emily Harvey (1941-2004), the late art dealer who tirelessly promoted Fluxus artist and whose Foundation generously supported the project.
The exhibition opened with a packed house, and a line snaking up Broadway more than 500 people long waiting to get in the doors to make
their own book. Since then, the exhibition has traveled to the Otis College of Art and Design in LA, The River Mill Art Gallery in New Jersey, The Mobius Gallery in Boston, MA, The Queens Museum in Queens, NY, The Sexta Literary Arts Festival in Tijuana in Mexico, as well as smaller galleries and schools in Louisiana, Wisconsin and Long Island. Complete sets of “A Book About Death have entered into the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (Library), and the LA County Museum of Art Research Library.
And the project, in its sprawling global reach explored how we celebrate memory and death. The only requirement to participate in the project was to include the words “A Book About Death” somewhere on the card. Ideal dimensions are 6″ x 4″ either horizontal or vertical orientation, but variations in size are permissible.
Friday, November 20, 2009
As one of the many great exhibitions the gallery has hosted this year the Post Card Show offers the perfect chance to see a wide range of work produced by local and international artists from all backgrounds. They may be presented in the same 6 x 4 format but each piece has its own charm, intension and effect to show just how versatile art can be. This is a great way to support local art and the people who take time to make it.