November 6, 2002 - Printed Matter, Inc. - Book Launch for Charley 02 at Printed Matter, Inc.
November 6, 2002

Book Launch for Charley 02 at Printed Matter, Inc.

Book Launch for Charley 02 at Printed Matter, Inc.
09 November 2002

Printed Matter, Inc.
535 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
212 925 0325 tel
212 925 0464 fax

Charley 02

Book Launch for Charley 02 at Printed Matter, Inc.

Saturday, November 9, 2002, 4 to 6 PM

Printed Matter is very pleased to announce a book launch event for Charley 02, on Saturday, November 9, 2002, from 4 to 6 PM. Printed Matter, Inc. is located at 535 West 22nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.

Charley is a new publication series edited by Maurizio Cattelan, Massimiliano Gioni, and Ali Subotnick and designed by the Purtill Family Business. The first issue released in spring 2002 featured 400 emerging artists from around the world, selected by a pool of international artists, curators, critics and art professionals.

The second issue, Charley 02 is a snapshot of the New York City art season from fall 2001 through summer 2002. A pre-digested combine, Charley 02 is a memory update that serves as both a play list and a Whos Who of contemporary art. The new issue treats New York City as a giant, open air festival of contemporary art: Charley 02 is a catalogue of this imaginary show that unravels in the streets of New York, stretching from Harlem to Chelsea, SoHo, Queens, and Brooklyn.

Unlike a traditional reference book, Charley 02 is open to endless transformations: constructed as a collection of 142 color postcards featuring images from the seasons most memorable shows and events along with texts, comments and reviews, Charley 02 can be shuffled around and rearranged. Charleys postcards can be sent out, pasted to the wall, or glued to the fridge; hierarchies can be shifted, new connections created. Charley 02 is a machine for distribution, a mechanism for spreading and exploiting information, rumors, and communication. Return to the futureremember tomorrow. Charley is a multiform creature, bound to transform at each new appearance and new issue. Charley is powered by the Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art in Athens, Greece, which sponsors artist’s projects, exhibitions, and symposia that explore the relationship between contemporary art and culture. Since its founding by Dakis Joannou in 1983, Deste has organized more than thirty exhibitions and projects.

Charley is published by Les Presses du Réel, Dijon, France. Paperback, 142 pages. ISBN: 1-56466-100-8. Distributed in Europe by Idea Books. Distributed in the US by D.A.P. $15.

Charley, and over 24,000 other titles, is available from Printed Matters website:

For additional information, please contact David Platzker, Executive Director, Printed Matter, Inc., at (212) 925-0325 [], or Ali Subotnick, Editor, Charley at or

Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists’ books and other artists’ publications.

Printed Matter has received support, in part, through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York Arts Recovery Fund, Art for Arts Sake, The New York Community Trust, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, The Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation, Heyday Foundation, The Kettering Family Foundation, CHS Foundation, The Liman Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, Philip Morris Companies Inc., Womens Studio Workshop, Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, and private foundations and individuals worldwide.

Printed Matter, Inc. is not affiliated with, nor a division of, any other non-profit origination.

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