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WIPE 93

by David Dellafiora / artist book / mixed media on toilet paper / ~150 x 104 mm / 20 pages / 2015
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compendium of artwork from 20 artists

about

Wipe is a small assembling publication in which toilet paper is the medium. The use of a nonarchival, indeed anti-archival medium, is intentional, with the ephemerality and fragility of the medium insharp contrast with the artistic concern for archival materials. Conceived as a playful lightweight publication to circumvent postage costs, Wipe nods to Duchamp’s urinal and challenges contributors to make work on a medium that is almost anti-art.

Contributors source their own toilet paper, a source of fascination in itself and a comment on the hygiene practices of different societies. In spite of its intended ephemerality, toilet paper allows rubberstamping, stitching, collaging, and even frottaging. When 20 contributions are received, Wipe is distributed to participants by mail.

– Susan Hartigan


ARTISTS:

Vizma Bruns

Tanya Crothers

Renee Kypriotis

Teresa Lawrence

Martin Sharp

The Art Gallery NSW

Brigalow Walker

Miche-Art-Universalis

Kerosene

Anna Karina Fries

Uli Grohmann

Siggi Liersch

Peter Müller

Jurgen O. Olbrich

TICTAC

Katerina Nikoltsou

Giovanni Strada

Rüben Gomes

Alfonso Aguado Ortuño

John M. Bennett

download

main album 78 Mb
exported pdf EN 11.2 Mb
exported pdf PT 11.2 Mb