Exhibition — The Postcard is a Public Work of Art

Molly Rooke · Realistic Expectation (1), (2) & (3) [2013] · Set of three collaged postcards

Molly Rooke · Realistic Expectation (1), (2) & (3) [2013]

You are invited to the exhibition The Postcard is a Public Work of Art opening on January 23rd, 2014 at X Marks the Bökship in London…

Simon Cutts & David Bellingham [1996]

Simon Cutts & David Bellingham [1996]

‘The Postcard is a Public Work of Art’ is an exhibition of postcards by sixty artists based in Britain. Curated and catalogued by Jeremy Cooper.

Postcards by: Åbäke, David Bellingham, John Bevis, George Blair, David Blamey, James Brooks, Lewis Chaplin, Ruth Claxton, Julie Cockburn, Patrick Coyle, Simon Cutts, Leo Davey, Tim Davies, Arnaud Desjardin, Karen Di Franco, Daniel Eatock, Ruth Ewan and Dan Griffiths, Jacky Fleming, Ryan Gander, Cristina Garrido, Paul Greenleaf, Mark Harfield, Gabriel Hartley, Juliet Haysom, Tony Hayward, Tim Head, Susan Hiller, Georgie Hopton, Dean Hughes, Juneau Projects, Peter Kennard and Cat Phillips, Alan Kitching, Sharon Kivland, Helen Knight, Michael Leigh, Rebecca Loweth, Sara MacKillop, Elizabeth Magill, Imi Maufe, Hansjörg Mayer, Elizabeth McAlpine, Ingrid Berthon-Moine, Jonathan Monk, Paul Morton, Andy Parker, Mark Pawson, Georgina Potier, Ruth Proctor, Frances Richardson, Robert Richardson, Molly Rooke, Colin Sackett, Sarah Staton, Holly Stevenson, Peter Sylveire, Erica Van Horn, Nick Wadley, Stuart Whipps, Anwyl Cooper-Willis, Duncan Wooldridge

“The purpose of an artist’s a postcard is to express an idea, aesthetic and intellectual, specifically and exclusively in the form of a postcard, that could be actually postable, even when made of wood, or bone, or steel. The exhibits are not merely postcard-sized paintings, but instead they engage individually with the form and purpose of the postcard. The exhibition’s title ‘The Postcard is a Public Work of Art’ is taken, with the approval of both artists, from a postcard of 1996 designed by Simon Cutts and printed by David Bellingham at his Glasgow imprint WAX366.

To accompany the exhibition we are producing a publication of a postcard catalogue, drawn from Hans Ulrich Obrist’s breakaway catalogues Hotel Carlton Palace Chambre 763 in Paris in 1993 and Take Me (I’m Yours) at the Serpentine Gallery in London in 1995. This form was itself inspired by the work of Lucy Lippard in the 1970s. Our postcards-of-the-postcards are an extension of this idea.”
— X Marks the Bökship

X Marks the Bökship
Unit 3, 210 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9NQ

From January 23rd to March 1st, 2014
open from Thursday to Saturday, from 11am to  6pm
Preview: January 23rd, 2014 from 6.30 to 8.30pm
Artists Postcard Workshop: Saturday, February 8th, from 3 to 5pm