Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship: A group exhibition stolen by Eva and Franco Mattes

Monday, 15 April 2013

Exhibition: Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship *

Date: July 20 – August 17, 2012 23 April - 11 May, 2013

Opening reception: Thursday 19 July 2012, 6-8pm Monday 22 April, 6:30 - 9pm

Higher Pictures Carroll/Fletcher and Artie Vierkant Eva and Franco Mattes present Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship, a group show of more than fifty artists whose works frequently challenge traditional notions of object production and material constraint.

For this exhibition each artist was asked to produce an object using a custom printing or fabrication service. These services, such as CafePress and Zazzle, exist to provide users a cost-effective way of producing fully customized products, from t-shirts to iPhone cases, and a host of other objects-- custom 3D printing from companies like Shapeways, full printed books from companies like Lulu, &c.

These services have arisen as the result of increasing consumer demands toward customization and print-on-demand objects, offering a venue for traditional “self expression” to be imprinted onto commonplace goods. As the tools for image creation and dissemination have become increasingly democratized, these services attempt to expand this domain into the realm of objects. They are used here to transform images from a plethora of authors into a mass of commodities.

Higher Pictures Carroll/Fletcher has not seen a single piece in this show as of the writing of this news release. We expect this backwards approach to be filled with highs, lows, and hopefully more than a few transcendent successes. The result will be a gallery of art, artifact and artifice. For further information contact Kim Bourus at 212.249.6100. +44 (0)20 7323 6111

Participating artists and writers include:

Annabelle Arlie
Andreas Banderas
Aram Bartholl
Body by Body
Chris Coy
Christofer Degrér
Nick DeMarco
Constant Dullaart
Andreas Ervik
Matt Goerzen
Aaron Graham
Toby Huddlestone
Parker Ito
Justin Kemp
Brian Khek
Martin Kohout
Bryan Krueger
Lindsay Lawson
Jaakko Pallasvuo
Jon Rafman
Sean Raspet
Rafaël Rozendaal
Borna Sammak
Oliver Sutherland
Daniel Temkin
Brad Troemel
Artie Vierkant
Andrew Norman Wilson

* Exhibition concept stolen from Artie Vierkant's show by the same title.