On December 7, 8-10pm you are invited to COME FOLD,
cut, rearrange, etc., THE FELIX GONZALEZ-TORRES posters that arrived from
the Venice Biennale.
On December 8, 8-10pm you are invited to SHOW THE
FOLDED PIECE where we will enjoy the installation you and other
participants created the evening before with an accompanying video projection
showing your process of transformation. At the end of the evening you are
invited to take your art works home as well as any unclaimed travel ready
Recently, some friends returned from this year’s Venice Biennale,
bringing as a gift, two Felix Gonzalez-Torres posters. They described how
visitors from around the world were invited to engage in Felix Gonzalez-Torres
display of stacked posters by taking one away with them, distributing his
art into the world and into their lives. These friends mentioned that upon
leaving the exhibition many participants, due to traveling constraints, ended
up placing these large posters in the trash or left them behind to litter
the surrounding area. A few travelers had the room to pristinely roll up
their posters to take with them, while others were forced to fold them up,
making it easier for them to carry it home. While some may have felt that
folding was somehow mutilating these collectible posters, others felt that
marks made to these posters as they traveled, contributed to the history
and transformation of this art -work, becoming a living document of the movement
of the lives of its carriers.
Any additional Felix Gonzalez-Torres posters that you may have that you
would like to add to this project would be greatly welcomed donations.