Saturday, 22 January 2011

Paris Correspondence School photos at TROVE

Samantha Voong

Anna Francis

Jo Gane

Ana Benlloch

Tom Butler

Gabo Guzzo

Darren Banks

Martyn Cross

Caitlin Griffiths

Vicky Cull

Lulu Horsfield

Calum F Kerr

Hayley Lock

Emmett Walsh

Liz Hingley and Tomonaga Tokuyama

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Aedas Presents: Shadow Maps

Aedas Presents
Shadow Maps

Jo Gane

Preview Show 6 pm Thursday 10 February 2011
Colmore Plaza, Birmingham

The third event in a series of exciting exhibitions promoting students and emerging artists; Aedas Presents Shadow Maps - the work of Jo Gane.

For Aedas, Gane has assembled a body of work made with teams of field archaeologists at various dig sites which explores the search for evidence of history and plotting of time within the landscape. Instead of unearthing finds, the archaeologists spend time chasing shadows and mapping out past events.

The installation for Aedas Presents will include both photographs of archaeological constructions and projections of shadows. The photographs act to give the shadows a physical reference point and will describe the functioning of time as a mapped spatial dimension, whilst the shadows will describe the unknown historic events that occurred within these sites.

Aedas Presents welcome you to join us at this exclusive invitation only preview show from 6 pm - 8 pm on Thursday 10 February 2011. If you cannot make this date, Shadow Maps will be displayed in Colmore Plaza until Friday 18 February. Please contact to arrange a visit.

Further details of the organisations involved can be found at:

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 for further information

TROVE, Newhall Square,
144 Newhall Street,
Birmingham, B3 1RZ

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 for further details.

Monday, 10 January 2011

Art Review - Dialogue

Last year I went to Bordeaux to see Dialogue, the lead exhibition in their visual art festival, Art Chartron. The review I wrote is now up on line - check it out HERE and below are some images of the works by the five British artists that were in the show.

Tom Ranahan

Joss Burke

Graham Chorlton

Myfanwy Johns

Peter Grego

Monday, 3 January 2011

Paris Correspondence School 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

find out more information about the project on the blog

and here

this exhibition will also be opening at Minnie Weisz Studio, London
on 2nd February 2011