THE JUNK MAIL EXPERIMENT: chicago



Dubhe Carreño Gallery
118 North Peoria Street, Second Floor
West Loop, Chicago, Illinois
312.666.3150

September 11 - November 7, 2009
Opening Reception: September 11, 2009
Live Feed from the exhibition in Paris: September 20 - 26
Artist Talk: Saturday, October 24, 2PM


Dubhe Carreño Gallery presents a selection of work from Barbara Hashimoto’s on-going environmental art project concurrent to the artist’s solo exhibition at the Musée du Montparnasse in Paris.  The genesis of The Junk Mail Experiment is found in the artist’s year-long collection and hand-shredding of every piece of junk mail that came to her studio address.   Her labor-intensive yet intimate process inspired a series of small works, installations, and performances receiving critical acclaim in Art in America, Sculpture Magazine, Christian Science Monitor and numerous other publications.   The gallery will be streaming a live-video feed direct from the museum in Paris during the building of the installation and opening events, and upon her return to Chicago, Hashimoto will discuss her collaborative experiences in Paris and present a short-cut from Suzanne Körois’ film of the project. A catalogue is available at the gallery.

Also opening in September: THE JUNK MAIL EXPERIMENT: PARIS
Musée du Montparnasse: Espace Krajcberg . link>

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE: link>
Essay by Collette Chattopadhyay

MORE INFORMATION about THE JUNK MAIL EXPERIMENT 2007 - present: link>

DUBHE CARREÑO GALLERY link>

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