This two-part exhibition gathers a sample of innovative printed invitations, small posters, and flyers from the early 1960s to the present. The selection traces ways in which artists, designers, and galleries have used invitation cards and other printed announcements as a part of the staging of conceptual works, installations, performances, and other time-based events and screenings. This diverse grouping of ephemera explores the various, surprising ways that we have been invited to experience art.
Dalibor Martinis. Osoba na slici: nije/može biti/je = Person in photo: is not/could be/is Dalibor Martinis. Zagreb: Podroom, 1976.
In each spread of this artist’s book, Martinis paired a photograph of himself (at left) with a blurred photograph (at right). In the space given, he manually traces part of his profile to deduce whether or not the photographs are a match.
MoMA, 11 W53rd St., NYC (Mezzanine Cullman Education and Research Building)
This survey of experimental art and design magazines published since 2000 explores the various ways in which contemporary artists and designers utilize the magazine format as an experimental space for the presentation of artworks and text. Throughout the 20th century, international avant-garde activities in the visual arts and design were often codified first in the informal context of a magazine or journal. This exhibition, drawn from the holdings of the MoMA Library, follows the practice into the 21st century. The works on view represent a broad array of international titles within this genre, from community-building newspapers to image-only photography magazines to conceptual design projects. The contents illustrate a diverse range of image-making, editing, design, printing, and distribution practices. There are obvious connections to the past lineage of artists’ magazines and little architecture and design magazines of the 20th century, as well as a clear sense of the application of new techniques of image-editing and printing methods. Assembled together, these contemporary magazines provide a first-hand view into these practices and represents the MoMA Library’s sustained effort to document and collect this medium. -thru May 14
Counter Editions is pleased to present the official limited edition prints for Team Great Britain at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The artists were asked to create unique images in celebration of Rio and Brazil, with the spirit of Team GB as their inspiration. The eight prints are presented in a specially designed, cloth-bound portfolio box. http://bit.ly/2aAMiQI