THE JUNK MAIL EXPERIMENT: paris
Musée du Montparnasse: Espace Krajcberg
Installation (partial view) in the main gallery, Musée du Montparnasse
The Junk Mail Experiment: PARIS
This exhibition was held at the Musée du Montparnasse under the sponsorship of enviornmental groups Les Amis de la Terre - Paris (Friends of the Earth - Paris) and R.A.P. (resistance a l’agression publicitaire) and in collaboration with French film maker Suzanne Körösi. One hundred Parisian school children who had been collecting the junk mail that they receive at home worked with Barbara Hashimoto at the exhibition space to build an installation in the museum's main gallery.
Concurrent to this show in Paris, Dubhe Carreño Gallery (Chicago) presented an exhibition of selected work from Hashimoto's on-going environmental art project, The Junk Mail Experiment. The Chicago gallery relayed a live-video feed direct from the museum in Paris during the building of the installation and opening events. Upon her return to Chicago, Hashimoto discussed her collaborative experiences in Paris and presented a short-cut from Suzanne Körois’ film of the project.
Hashimoto at Musée du Montparnasse
Diane Piette (Chicago Public Schools) and Emeline Eudes (Les Amis de laTerre)
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