Relations; or, thoughts on a few artists' contracts.
was writing my own contracts for ownership and exhibition of the archives.
In particular, I was trying to develop an economy of perpetuity, one where
I could afford the promises set up in the archives, yet still manage our
living expenses. So, I began researching other artists’ contracts
and Promised Relations was the result. Each of the artists was either
using the contract as an artwork or as a means to clarify an element in
the distribution of their work. It was also the first time I ever offered
a group show for sale.
AC Projectroom. An exhibition project with Marcel Broodthaers, Paula Hayes/Wild
Friends, Ed Kienholz, Yves Klein, Komar & Melamid, Seth Siegelaub and
Bob Projansky, and Various Times and People. Catalogue printed in an edition
of 500 copies. No archive. Exhibition can be repeated.*
*Exhibition recreated for Crash at ICA, London, in 1999; for Etat des Lieux
#1 (curated by Nicolas Bourriaud) at Fri-Art, Fribourg, in 2000; and for
L’Oeuvre Collective/Collective Art Work (curated by Pascal Pique)
at Les Abatoirs, Toulouse, in 2000.
Also see catalytic