Exhibition views, Postmasters gallery, NY

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exhib postmasters emilys video agreements n.2 bowling balls contract




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theothers exhib postmasters






By Everyone, For No One, Everyday

The video above is the press release for our upcoming exhibition:

Eva and Franco Mattes
By Everyone, For No One, Everyday
Postmasters gallery, 54 Franklin St. New York
April 26 – June 7, 2014
Opening Saturday April 26, 5:30-8pm

If you wanna know more I’m afraid you’ll have to watch the video…





When philosophers supposed

blog article what art is

“What Art Is”, by Arthur C. Danto





Pre Owned: Looks Good Man

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Here’s how our work Darko Maver – a ficticious artist we created in 1998 – is currently installed at London’s Cell Project Space for a group show curated by Morgan Quaintance Pre Owned: Looks Good Man.

On the left are Darko Maver’s portrait and the photo of his death, the big “double frames” are two works of his, with their original captions. While the vetrine displays actual press clippings about his art, life and tragic death.

More info on this project here





What Has Been Seen Cannot Be Unseen

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RMCAD, Denver, Colorado
What Has Been Seen Cannot Be Unseen
Thursday, March 20, 2014, 6:30 p.m. doors, 7:00 p.m.
Mary Harris Auditorium

See you there?





Cams, exhibitionism, vouyerism

blog article connected by camera

Connected by Camera“, by Joanne McNeil, from the book Art and the Internet





“1pm, 54 Franklin” installation view

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This is how “1pm, 54 Franklin” installation looked like at Postmasters Gallery, New York. We left the ladder in the same position as it was when the work got stolen. The laptop is showing the CCTV footage of the theft.





Our new work got stolen!

1pm screenshot

WTF! Our new work got stolen during installation at Postmasters gallery! For tonight’s opening we’re replacing the stolen work with the CCTV video of the theft.

Watching the footage now, it’s actually fascinating…





Casting a Wide Net

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opens next Sat. Nov 30, 6-8PM, at Postmasters gallery new location.

Featuring JODI, Olia Lialina, Wolfgang Staehle, Eva and Franco Mattes, Constant Dullaart, Oliver Laric, Petra Cortright, Katie Torn, Austin Lee and Rollin Leonard. We’ll preview a new work.

Rafael Rozendaal’s solo is opening the same night.





In Praise of Art Forgeries

blog article in praise of art forgeries

by Blake Gopnik:

“Our first instinct is to marvel at the forgers’ skill and lament their misdeeds. But while forgery is very clearly an economic crime, it may not always be an artistic or aesthetic one.”

and: “Sometimes, they give us works that great artists simply didn’t get around to making. If a fake is good enough to fool experts, then it’s good enough to give the rest of us pleasure, even insight.”

and: “Forgers also remind us that great art depends on the ideas of artists, not necessarily on their actual hands”.

and… I’d quote the whole article! Read it here. Comments are fun too ;-)