Call Number: Artists' Books N7433.4 .A7 2017
Publication Date: Primary Information
Artist-made postcards for use in mail-abetted protest commissioned by Primary Information, a non-profit organization devoted to publishing artists’ books and artists’ writings. Artists include Amy Yao, Mónica de la Torre, Ian Cheng, Mary Lum, Tony Oursler, Paul Ramírez Jonas and more. "“Like many of our peers, we have been using random postcards to send to our local, state, and national politicians to voice our concerns. We feel strongly that the images accompanying these concerns should belong to artists, and we have initiated this series to provide artists the opportunity to add their voice.” "Each month, Primary Information commissions artists to produce postcards in an ongoing open edition. All postcards are priced at cost. Postcards have long been a part of the artist book tradition, with artists engaging with the form for well over 50 years now. While Primary Information sees this project as a continuation of that very important tradition, the organization also sees the need to double down on this form as a political space embedded with the urgency, diversity, and complexity of voices that are the hallmark of our times. Who better to do this than artists?"