From the Collection of Tjeerd Deelstra
A4 flyer for Today, Art Is a Prison… (9-27 July 1977).
Single sheet, printed on recto only, rubber-stamped date correction, horizontal & vertical folds. Amsterdam: 1977.
Scarce Other Books and So flyer for an exhibition by the Argentine artist Horacio Zabala (b. 1943). On this sheet, Zabala asks that anyone looking to collaborate on his next project write their name on the flyer and return it. Those who had already volunteered are listed here, among them: Paulo Brusky, Ulises Carrión, Guglielmo Cavellini, Robin Crozier, Guillermo Deisler, Robert Filliou, Hervé Fischer, Carlos Ginzburg, Les Levine, Clemente Padin, G. J. de Rook, Ben Vautier, etc. Zabala writes at the bottom: “So far I have received 37 answers by artists from 14 countries. This exhibition in Other Books and So will be a temporary interruption (a reflection upon) a continuing process.”
Fine copy, the printed month “August” was incorrect and is stamped over with “July” in red ink. In conjunction with the exhibition, a silk-screened poster was also made. From the collection of Tjeerd Deelstra (b. 1937), the collector and Fluxus adherent.
❧ Guy Schraenen, ed., “We have won! Haven’t we?” (1992), p. 124.
Item ID: 8092