Relationship CXI – (PLEASE ADD HAIR TO CHER AND RETURN TO RAY JOHNSON c/o PERFORMA)
Completed on 10/16/15. Made only with found trash.
My collage for the exhibition: Please Add To and Return to Ray Johnson.
Please Add To and Return To: Mail Art Homage to Ray Johnson
Sunday, November 1 — Sunday, November 22, 11:00am — 7:00pm
231 11th Ave.
New York, NY 10001
“This exhibition is the culmination of Performa’s 2015 mail art re-activation project celebrating the work of artist Ray Johnson, “one of the most revered underground artists of the last half of the 20th century.”
As an homage to Johnson, the father of mail art, on the 20th anniversary of his death, Performa (in collaboration with the Ray Johnson Estate) placed a number of the artist’s “templates” back into circulation inviting participants to draw, collage or otherwise “add to” them and then “return” them to Johnson c/o Performa via USPS, the internet or through social media using the hashtag #PleaseAddTo.”
Photograph by Printed Matter showing part of the installation.
ArtNews article from 10/29/15: