Saturday, February 19, 2022

WIPE 136 is here!

 Works by

Rosa Gravino
Bernie Grace
Slim Blanks
Thorsten Fuhrmann 
Siggi Liersch . Jurgen O.Olbrich . Bernd W. Plake
PLG. Stefan Brand-Stiftung . TICTAC
Vittore Baroni .  Cristiano Pallara
Giovanni Strada
Mindaugas Zuromakas
Magda Lagerwerf
Juan Fran Nunez Parreno
Jeff Bagato . John M.Bennett
Laura Dunn . Suzen Raven

Wipe is a small assembling publication in which toilet paper is the medium. The use of a nonarchival, indeed anti-archival medium, is intentional, with the ephemerality and fragility of the medium insharp contrast with the artistic concern for archival materials. Conceived as a playful lightweight publication to circumvent postage costs, Wipe nods to Duchamp’s urinal and challenges contributors to make work on a medium that is almost anti-art.
Contributors source their own toilet paper, a source of fascination in itself and a comment on the hygiene practices of different societies. In spite of its intended ephemerality, toilet paper allows rubberstamping, stitching, collaging, and even frottaging. When 20 contributions are received, Wipe is distributed to participants by mail.(text by Susan Hartigan)
Limited copies of WIPE 136 are available for $20 US (including international p&p) & $14 AUD within Australia email for further details.

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