Monday, June 3, 2024

Charley 02

Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni, Ali Subotnick
Charley 02
Dijon, France: Les Presses du Rèel, 2002
[unpaginated], 10 x 15.5 cm., softcover
Edition size unknown

"The second issue of Charley is a snapshot of the New York City art season from fall 2001 through summer 2002. A pre-digested combine, it is a memory update that serves both as a playlist and a Who's Who of contemporary art. Charley 02 treats the city as a giant open-air festival of contemporary art; it's a catalog of an imaginary show that unravels in the streets of New York, stretching from Harlem to Chelsea, through SoHo, Queens, and Brooklyn. Charley 02 is open to endless transformations: constructed as a collection of 142 color postcards featuring images from the season's most memorable shows and events along with texts, comments, and reviews, Charley 02 can be shuffled around and rearranged. The postcards can be sent out, pasted on the wall, or glued to the fridge; hierarchies can be shifted, new connections created. Charley 02 is a machine for distribution, a mechanism for spreading and exploiting information, rumors and communication. It is a multiform creature, bound to transform at each new appearance and new issue.”
- publisher's statement

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