New on post: Shiomi Mieko, Poema Colectivo, Polish Radio Experimental Studio

New on post: Shiomi Mieko, Poema Colectivo, Polish Radio Experimental Studio

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Shiomi Mieko, Fluxus balance: version 1955, for 68 contributors, 1995. One from a portfolio of 68 prints, each 9 1/16 x 12 5/8 inches, edition of 10. Courtesy the Museum of Modern Art, New York. © 2013 Shiomi Mieko.

October 19, 2013

New on post: Shiomi Mieko, Poema Colectivo, Polish Radio Experimental Studio

The editors of post are delighted to announce Between New York and Tokyo: Fluxus and Graphic Scores, a selection of archival materials, artistic projects, and essays commissioned andedited by Miki Kaneda and Doryun Chong. 

In 1964, Shiomi Mieko sent a card to more than 200 artists spanning multiple continents inviting them to “write a word and place it somewhere.” Shiomi’s simple instruction exemplifies the spirit of openness, simplicity, and versatility that characterized the transnational artistic networks related to Fluxus in the 1960s. Between New York and Tokyo raises questions about artistic networks and their transformative potential still relevant today. 

Materials include: 

–Newly commissioned essays by artist Shiomi Mieko and art historian Midori Yoshimoto
–Rarely seen collections of Spatial Poems by Shiomi Mieko drawn from MoMA’s holdings
–A video of pianist Fujii Aki performing Shiomi’s Endless Box
David Horvitz’s Artist Breakfast,a contemporary, networked take on Shiomi’s Spatial Poems, broadcast live on post

Appearing on post this fall: 

Polish Radio Experimental Studio (PRES)
A selection of audio recordings, films, and musical notations produced by artists and composers linked to the Polish Radio Experimental Studio, a unique hub for experiments in sound and art established in Warsaw in 1957. 

Poema Colectivo: Revolución and the International Mail Art Network
In 1981, the Mexican group Colectivo 3 initiated an international collective poem with the aim of investigating the theme “revolution.” post presents images of the 310 works, newly commissioned essays, and primary documents translated for the first time.

Also on post:

Bratescu: “The Studio Is Myself” / Dias’s “Incomplete Biography” /  Yamaguchi: Jikken Kobo / Yasunao: The “John Cage Shock” in Japan

Uesaki on Yokoo Tadanori / Hendricks on Fluxus / Ehrenberg on the archive as artwork / Ross on Iimura Takahiko

Istanbul report by Superpool / The sounds of Japan’s antinuclear movement by Novak / MoMA curators in Brazil, Central and Eastern Europe, and Japan

APN portfolios from the 1950s / Poetry performance by Augusto de Campos / Portfolio of Iimura Takahiko’s film performances / Krakowiak’s response to the Sogetsu Art Center

Kaneda on experimental music in Japan / Hirasawa on 1960s Japanese film festivals 

Denegri on Gorgona—in English and Croatian / Montgomery on historicizing the 1960s and 1970s in Latin America / Crowley on sound experiments in the former Soviet Bloc / Bal’s remarks on C-MAP / Longoni’s reflections on decentering 

post is an online platform developed by The Museum of Modern Art, and managed with an international network of partners and contributors. post launched in February 2013 with the aim of publishing research resources and artistic projects that engage with narratives falling outside art history’s familiar accounts. Committed to investigating artistic practices that have historically been overlooked in MoMA’s collection and exhibitions, post explores experimental practices in East Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America and the Caribbean.

Adapting the attributes of an online journal, archive, exhibition space, and forum for research exchanges, post uses the characteristics of the Web to spark in-depth explorations of the ways in which modernism is being redefined, and link those topics to artists and institutions working today.  

post grows out of Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP), a cross-departmental research program begun in 2009 at MoMA to facilitate a museum-wide study that reflects the multiplicity of modernities and histories of contemporary and modern art. Read more about C-MAP here

To join the conversations and follow topics of interest to you, create a user profile that will keep you updated with activities on post.

C-MAP is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art. Additional funding is provided by Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Adriana Cisneros de Griffin, and Marlene Hess.


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