Exhibition

DON'T FORGET Artist's Remnants and Paper Scraps

17 Sep 2015 – 13 Nov 2015

Event times

Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 6pm

Cost of entry

Free

Large Glass

London, United Kingdom

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  • Underground: Caledonian Road, Piccadilly Line Overground: Caledonian Road & Barnsbury

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An exhibition of artist's ephemera. Apparently casual, these announcements or invitation cards can be a vivid and atmospheric way into different artistic positions. Often conceived of quickly, printed in a rush and dispatched to friends and colleagues, the words and images on simple cards or even a personal note, can carry deliberate artistic significance.

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Gathered by Arnaud Desjardin, this exhibition presents artists’ ephemera - beloved posters, invitation cards, original advertisements, manifestos, mementos and other remnants which have been kept serendipitously or on purpose. Apparently casual, these announcements or invitation cards can be a vivid and atmospheric way into different artistic positions. Often conceived of quickly, printed in a rush and dispatched to friends and colleagues, the words and images on simple cards or even a personal note, can carry deliberate artistic significance. Richard Hamilton printed "Don't Forget" followed by Marcel Duchamp’s signature as a nod to Duchamp's delight in the force of fleeting messages. Eileen Gray's invitation to the opening of her sumptuous art deco shop Jean Desert is redolent of the craftsmanship in Paris in the 1920's; Claes Oldenburg's "Store" was set up to be impermanent, a messy, noisy place for free expression - one of the few things that remains is the beautiful, pearly turquoise notification card. 

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Curators

Arnaud Desjardin

Exhibiting artists

Jeremy Deller

Marcel Broodthaers

Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp

Yves Klein

Eileen Gray

Richard Hamilton

Richard Hamilton

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