Invitation Cards turned into Objects.
A series of invitation cards by the Swiss Institute in New York designed by Patrick Li (Li Inc., est. 2000).
Grösse, Idee, Erscheinung… das “andere Smartphone” im 2015. Schön!
Wo kann ich die Geschichte nachlesen?
Die Katze ist mein täglicher Begleiter auf meinem Bildschirmschoner.
47 Canal is a New York based gallery founded by the artist Margret Lee and the gallerist Oliver Newton in 2011. As far as I know, they don’t send out invitation cards, but use email to announce their shows. These announcements resemble press releases, but are often written by the artists themselves. Some come with images, others are lists, or read like poems. They tend to be subjective (or pretend to be subjective), and can easily be understood (or misunderstood) as part of the exhibition and the artist’s practice. Information is replaced by / combined with attitude, a gesture that became one of 47 Canal’s trademarks. DB
A selection of press releases by
Anonymous user comment: “I was initially drawn to this by the typographical design and also because of my general interest in Situationism. It was therefore a pleasant surprise on opening the pamphlet to discover a woman member of the Situationists who I had not heard of before – Jacqueline de Jong.”
Wikipedia says this about her:
She joined the Situationist International in 1960, and started to participate in conferences and the Central committee. After the expulsion of Constant Nieuwenhuys and his group, she became the Dutch Section of the organization. She did not accept the way the German section, also known as Gruppe SPUR, had been expelled and resigned. The cleft between the Debordists and the Second Situationist International grew, however she refused to join either faction, instead stating that people should act as situationists. Between 1962 and 1968 she edited and published the The Situationist Times involving Gaston Bachelard, Roberto Matta, Wifredo Lam and Jacques Prévert in this project. In 1968 she was in Paris, printing and distributing revolutionary posters.
Anonymous user comment: “What a beautiful colour this yellow is! I love book covers being used on invitations or in art works themselves. I did not know about this author and am now very intrigued to find him and read him….he befriended Jean Cocteau in drug rehab.
Great learning of a new author from an exhibition invite. The show sounds intriguing too… Here is quite a nice review from New York Times: new york times review”