Thomas Mader (Germany); Maude Maris (France); Graeme Marrs (Canada); Kata Tranker (Hungary); Alessandro Vizzini (Italy); Miguel Barros (Canada)
Roberta Palma | Rome
Kimberly Kitada | New York
Ho Leng | Singapore
Jordana Franklin | Toronto
Ashlee Conery | London
Ya'el Santopinto | Toronto
POSTSCRIPT | acts as a precursor, a conversation in which an understanding is reached and mutually acknowledged. An epistolary work is precariously in between, bridging like-minded strangers together. It is the interstitial space between the lines of a letter: the lapse between sending and receipt, the pause, the miscommunication, the unsaid and the overstated. Postscript: Correspondent Works, will document an ongoing set of remote conversations between artists and curators. The fluid nature of these engagements mirrors the global way in which art moves among cultures and over continents in a constant state of re-interpretation. This exhibition will use mail to trace the slippages between respondents; the places and pauses created in the space between encounter and form. It is a travelling exhibition at each curator's current location.
Each curator has invited an artist to enter into conversation about a place: real, fictional, or from the artist’s memory. The curators readily enter into such discussions, and their conclusions become the lens through which audiences absorb and engage with the art before them. Beginning with a postcard (printed, drawn, painted or collaged onto the standard format) the artist will send to initiate the dialogue with his/her 7x8 curator. In sending the first postcard, artist and curator begin a correspondence without knowing its outcome. The curator is called upon to “get carried away,” interpreting the artist's initial gesture and responding with text. Beyond a nostalgic exploration of distance using postcards and letters, we explore if time and space are in fact obstacles to understanding. Technology has allowed us to bridge physical and mental planes without meeting in real space. Traditional characteristics of correspondence like expectation, waiting, and journey have thus been compromised by the use of digital means.
Our 1st show was exhibited in Rome, Italy with ARTQ13 on May 5 2015. The second show will be opening in Vienna, Austria with SPEKTAKEL coming soon on July 24.
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