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Uploaded by : Mary Bogdan | 02/10/10

  • Title:
    21 postcards 1-7
  • Artist:
    Mary Bogdan
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  • Description:
    Series of 7 pieces. Each one of the pieces consists of 21 collected postcards, tied together and altered with mixed media techniques. The 21 postcards, symbolizing 21 grams: "They say a body always loses exactly 21 grams at the moment of death." Could it be that in a simple number is contained something as precious as life? Each piece is approximately 8" x 6" ... MARY BOGDAN @ MUBE – Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo, Brazil | Feb 3-28, 2010 ... ... MUBE – Museu Brasileiro da Escultura: Contributing artists from around the world are participating in this critical part and new chapter in the exhibition of “A Book About Death.” ... This exhibition entitled "Um Livro Sobre A Morte" at MUBE in São Paulo, Brazil opens on February 3, 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, 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. ... A project by Matthew Rose | Curated by Angela Ferrara ... ... MUBE – Museu Brasileiro da Escultura Avenida Europa, 218 – Jardim Europa CEP 01449 000 – São Paulo, SP – Brazil
  • Disciplines and Movements:
    VISUAL ARTS, 20th-Century & Beyond, Mixed Media and Installation Art
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