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René Daniëls

Published by Art Unlimited, Amsterdam, date unknown, card (colour ill.), 10.4 × 14.7 cm, English

Price: €10

René Daniëls is considered one of the most eminent Dutch painters of his generation. In his work he links art and its rich history to literature and everyday life, following in the footsteps of, amongst others, Marcel Duchamp and René Magritte. Ambiguity and double meanings play an important role in what he calls “visual poetry”.

#ephemera #painting #renedaniels
Unbidden Tongues #3.1 Adrian Piper

Published by Unbidden Tongues, Rotterdam, 2022, folded poster (b/w ill.), 14.8 × 21 cm (folded) 42 × 59.4 cm (unfolded), English

Price: €3

Unbidden Tongues #3.1: Adrian Piper is a poster to accompany Unbidden Tongues #3: Adrian Piper: Necessary Questions. This poster, housed in the archive of Kunstverein München and announcing Piper’s exhibition there in 1992, was reprinted in February 2022 on the occasion of Unbidden Tongues’ participation in On and Off the Grid, a yearly program of presentations and events dedicated to various form(at)s of publishing at the Schaufenster am Hofgarten, Kunstverein München.

More information on the original exhibition can be found here.

#2022 #adrianpiper #ephemera #isabellesully #kunstvereinmünchen #unbiddentongues
Cutting Out Reading the New York Times Lorraine O’Grady

Published by Unbidden Tongues, 2022, 12 pages (b/w ill.), 21.7 × 28 cm, English

Price: €4

Produced on the occasion of the event Unbidden Tongues #6: Cutting Out Reading the New York Times, Saturday, April 9 from 4-6pm. The event unfolded over a newly conceived spoken-word version of Lorraine O’Grady’s collage series Cutting Out the New York Times. The initial work consists of 26 “cut-out” or “found” newspaper poems that O’Grady made on consecutive Sundays from June to November in 1977.

It is the sixth title from Unbidden Tongues, a series edited by Isabelle Sully that focuses on previously produced yet relatively uncirculated work by cultural practitioners busy with questions surrounding civility and civic life—particularly so in relation to language.

#2022 #ephemera #isabellesully #kunstvereinmünchen #lorraineo'grady #unbiddentongues
Amador Profissional Ana Jotta & Ricardo Valentim

Published by the artists, 2020, card (colour ill.), 24 × 17 cm, Portugese

Price: €150

Photo: Laura Castro Caldas. Edition of 300.

#2020 #anajotta #ephemera #ricardovalentim
Celebratory Drink with Ricardo Valentim, The Ritz Four Season Hotel Lisbon Ricardo Valentim

Published by the artist, 2020, announcement card, 9.4 × 15 cm, English

Price: €60

“This work is installed when Ricardo Valentim gives a toast in the bar of The Ritz Four Season Hotel Lisbon. As conditions permit.”

#2020 #ephemera #ricardovalentim
Discover Daniel Buren in Graça Ricardo Valentim

Published by the artist, 2020, leperello (colour & b/w ill.), 14 × 21.5 cm (folded), 84 × 21.5 cm (unfolded) English

Price: €120

“If you love contemporary art, particularly conceptual art, this promises to be an unforgettable experience unlike anything else you will find in Lisbon. We will be visiting five locations in the colourful neighbourhood of Graça, located in the heart of the city, where I currently live. This is also where the acclaimed French artist Daniel Buren presented his famous artwork Affichages Sauvages in 1980. Though it is considered an important work within the history of contemporary art produced in Portugal, it is virtually unknown among broad audiences. When Buren came to Lisbon forty years ago, he pasted posters bearing his signature stripes on the tiled walls of several Graça buildings. On this guided visit, we will see the sites where these no longer extant works were originally located, followed by a private viewing of one of the actual posters at my place near the breathtaking Miradouro da Graça. Refreshments will be served.”

You can see the Airbnb link here.

#2020 #danielburen #ephemera #ricardovalentim