Saturday, July 30, 2022

WIPE 139 is out in the world!


Works by

Kate Bowman . Yvonne Samuel
Christian Alle
Dystatic . Slim Blanks
Siggi Liersch . Jurgen O.Olbrich .  Angela Stadthaus
Klaus Urbous
Vittore Baroni .  Serse Luigetti . Cristiano Pallara
Giovanni Strada
Tohei Mano . Mukakata Takamura
Mindaugas Zuromakas
Magda Lagerwerf
Torill Elisabeth Larsen
New Zealand
The Stray Waif
Laura Dunn 
Stephen Parkins

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 139 are available for $20 US (including international p&p) & $14 AUD within Australia email for further details.

KART 120 is out in the world!


Welcome to the 120th   issue of KART. On the cover of this issue is the Australian icon Aunty Jack.