Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Marina Abramovic

Marina Abramovic turns 75 today. 


Takako Saito
Cologne, Germany: Edition Hundertmark, 1982
15 x 21 cm.
Edition of 500

A break from the standard Hundertmark booklet format, this work consists of a cardboard folder containing two folded posters (each 58.5 x 58.5 cm.) representing two chessboards: Blaues-Regenbogen-Wein-Schachspiel and Eß-Schachspiel, with game instructions in German. 

BLAUES-REGENBOGEN-WEIN-SCHACHSPIEL / ESS-SCHACHSPIEL is booklet #11 in the series. It can be purchased from the publisher, here, for 18 Euros. 

Monday, November 29, 2021

Joe Jones | Solar Music Case

Joe Jones
Solar Music Case
Edition Hundertmark, 1984
30 x 23 x 6 cm.
Edition of 10 signed, dated and numbered copies

The 99th Hundertmark boxed edition is by the criminally under-rated musician and artist Joe Jones. A self-playing instrument, the work features a wooden case with a solar cell, a motor, 2 bells, a tumbrel and a handwritten instruction card.

It is available from the publisher, here, for 1200 Euro.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Milan Knizak | Untitled

Milan Knizak
Cologne, Germany: Edition Hundertmark, 1986
Cardboard box, 33 x 23.5 cm.
Edition of 100 signed copies

A cardboard box housing a silkscreened self-portrait of the Czech Fluxus artist, adorned with safety pins. 

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Fluxuseditionen efter Maciunas

George Maciunas, Fluxus
Köln, Germany: Galerie und Edition Hundertmark, 1992
16.5 x 17.5 cm.
Edition of 300

Other than the Reflux editions (which were more continuations than reprints) this is probably the most authentic of the various Fluxus facsimiles. Housed in a hinged plastic box, this collection features nineteen items by various artists, all designed by George Maciunas.

Highlights include the brilliant "Flux Post Card" by Ben Vautier, "Compositions" by La Monte Young and  "La Strada" by Giuseppe Chiari. 

Other items include Flux Mailing List, Not for Publication Biographical Data, Fluxus Festspiele Prrogramm, Fluxus-Broschüre, Collage aus Zeitungsausschnittten, Collage aus Zeitungsausschnittten, In Memoriam to Adriano Olivettti, Fluxus (Its Historical Developments and Relationship to Avant-Garde Movements), Fluxshop, Games, Jokes, Kits..., Fluxus-Karte, Pancake Event, Flux Paper Events, Fluxus-Boxen, Fluxpost, Smiles, and "No Smoking" Wallpaper Poster by George Brecht and George Maciunas. 

Friday, November 26, 2021

Garry Neill Kennedy

When Garry Neill Kennedy died on August 8th I was kind of at a loss for words, and found myself waiting for the obituaries to pour in before posting. Surprisingly, this didn't really happen. There were one or two local things, but given his importance as an artist, as an educator, and to the history of NSCAD and conceptual art in this country, it was shocking how little attention was paid. Hopefully some longer pieces are in the works. 

Tomorrow, Art Metropole - who have a long, rich history with Kennedy - will host a celebration of his life, both in their brand new location, and as a Zoom Webinar. 

Due to limited space, particularly due to COVID19, the store is now at capacity. 

Register in advance to join the Zoom call, here: 

The event takes place Saturday, November 27th at 2PM EST.