Friday, 28 January 2011

Anna Francis

Anna also wrote a lovely blog post about the preview and experience of being part of Paris Correspondence School HERE


Saturday, 22 January 2011

PCS preview

Paris Correspondence School launched last night at TROVE and it was amazing! Great night, great turn out and all the postcards looked brilliant in their double sided frames.


Wednesday, 19 January 2011

PCS framing

TROVE ready and waiting for PCS frames...


...back at home the perspex gets delivered...


...then I frame...


..and voila! PCS is almost ready!


Sunday, 16 January 2011

Paris Correspondence School Press Release

Paris Correspondence School

Darren Banks, Ana Benlloch, Tom Butler, Martyn Cross, Vicky Cull, Anna Francis, Jo Gane, Caitlin Griffiths, Gabo Guzzo, Elizabeth Hingley and Tomonaga Tokuyama, Lulu Horsfield, Calum F Kerr, Hayley Lock, Kira O’Reilly, Samantha Voong and Emmett Walsh


Preview: 21st January 2011 6-8pm

Open: 22nd – 28th January 2011 by appointment

email info@TROVE.org.uk for further information


TROVE, Newhall Square,

144 Newhall Street,

Birmingham, B3 1RZ


www.TROVE.org.uk




Paris Correspondence School is a project initiated by TROVE Director, Charlie Levine, and realised during August 2010. After reading Walter Benjamin’s Archive edited by Ursula Marx, Gudrun Schwarz, Michael Schwarz and Erdmut Wizisla; translated by Esther Leslie, Levine was thinking about how to document her time in Paris over the Summer 2010. Inspired by Benjamin, Levine decided to send postcards home instead of keeping a diary. These postcards, as Benjamin did, would be sent to friends and family and then returned to her upon her return. However, as this idea and project developed Levine instead commissioned 17 artists to design a postcard. These were then printed and packs of the final 16 postcards distributed to all the artists involved with each other’s addresses. During the month of August a postcard exchange project took place. Cards were altered, added to, written upon and cut up and sent around the world.


The project, Paris Correspondence School, takes its name from pioneer and father of postal art, Ray Johnson’s New York Corespondance [sic] School. He is documented as the first to take the idea of postal art and make it into the main theme of his practice. Beginning in the 1950s he continued to be the face of postal art till his death in 1995, he set up New York Corespondance School in 1962 by writing ‘please send to’ on the back of small collages, drawings, instructions, newspaper clippings and anything else that could be posted. With this in mind the artists of Paris Correspondence School took up the mantel set by Johnson and have since sent a mass variety of new postcard works to one another.


Upon Levine’s return from Paris in September 2010 all of the artists forwarded their collection of postcards to her. Not all had gotten through the post, some lost in the system, some discarded by wrongly written address recipients, but here on display at Paris Correspondence School is the collection that made its way round the world and back to the UK.


Paris Correspondence School is touring to Minnie Weisz Studio, London opening on 2nd Feb at 6pm.

See www.minnieweiszstudio.co.uk for further details.

Monday, 3 January 2011

piles of postcards...

...awaiting framing

PCS at TROVE


a postcard exchange project, touring to Minnie Weisz Studio in February 2011

Darren Banks, Ana Benlloch, Tom Butler, Martyn Cross, Vicky Cull, Anna Francis, Jo Gane, Caitlin Griffiths, Gabo Guzzo, Elizabeth Hingley and Tomonaga Tokuyama, Lulu Horsfield, Calum F Kerr, Hayley Lock, Kira O’Reilly, Samantha Voong
and Emmett Walsh

Preview 21st Jan 6-8pm

21st – 28th January 2011 by appointment

www.TROVE.org.uk
info@TROVE.org.uk