An ongoing outreach project to reframe the study of western art.
UPDATED 7/25/21 see below.
This is an invitation to collaborate. I'm not asking for money or promising fame. Instead, I am asking you to participate in an exchange between artists.
Mailed to you , in a custom envelope, you will find pages taken directly from a copy of "Gardner's Art Through the Ages - 5th Edition" (1970) and Arnason’s History of Modern Art - 1st Edition ( 1968). I have deconstructed these textbooks - symbolically dismantling the history of art. Please review the material sent to you and respond to its intellectual and visual content. This response can be in any form, and while I expect many people to draw over, cut apart, paste, cross out, or paint onto some or all of the material I have provided, I encourage you to experiment with this content in any way you see fit. Along with this letter, you will find a set of stamps and an envelope. Please send me the results of your revisions.
Upon receipt, I will reassemble your contriubution into the form of a book. This book will be entitled : “A Historical Correspondnec Concerning the History of Art : 1st edition”
This work will not be sold. Instead, it will be digitally archived and distributed as a free publication. All who participate will be credited as an editor, and receive a copy of the publication upon its completion.