The blue version of this postcard distributed by Ulises Carrión for his Definitions of art exhibition, held at Other Books and So in March 1977. Recipients were asked to respond with their definition of art on the verso. Carrión received 367 answers.
From the recto: “A show called ‘Definitions of art’ will be held at OTHER BOOKS AND SO Herengracht 227 Amsterdam from 1st March to 26th March 1977. Everybody is invited to participate, regardless of profession, sex, age, etc. […]
“Just write your definition (of what art is) on the back of this card, put it in an envelope, and send it back to Other Books and So. The show will consist of all the cards received, and a selective catalogue will be published. The original idea for this show is by H. W. Kalkmann.”
In excellent condition.
❧ Juan J. Agius, ed., Ulises Carrión & The Big Monster (2014), pp. 40-49 (where a number of returned cards are shown, including ones sent by Michael Snow, Dorothy Iannone, Herman de Vries, Herve Fischer, Genesis P. Orridge, Horacio Zabala, Jean Degottex, Robert Filliou, Martha Wilson, John Baldessari, Jackson Mac Low, Carolee Schneemann, Ben Vautier, etc.).
Item ID: 8134