Saturday, July 27, 2019

WIPE 120 hot off the press!

Works by

Claudia Garlia
Helen Amyes
João Bosco . Eni Ilis
Eberhard Janke . Amal Khalil
Siggi Liersch . Johnny Loo
Ahlrich Van Ohlen . Jurgen O.Olbrich
Sabine Remy . TICTAC
Katerina Nikoltsou
Vittore Baroni . Serse Luigetti
Giovanni Strada
Magda Lagerwerf . Bart Verburg
Sabela Baña . Antonio Gómez
John M.Bennett
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 120 are available for sale for $20 US (including international p&p) email for further details.

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