MUBE – Museu Brasileiro da Escultura: Contributing artists from around the world are participating in this critical part and new chapter in the exhibition of “A Book About Death.”

This exhibition entitled "Um Livro Sobre A Morte" at MUBE in São Paulo, Brazil opens on February 3, 2010 and runs through February 28.

A Book About Death is a collaborative project conceived by american artist Matthew Rose for the Emily Harvey Foundation in New York City, where the original exhibition took place from September 10 – 22, 2009. Approximately 500 artists contributed 500 artworks in the form of post cards of varying sizes each created from works made especially to create an unbound book about death.

The exhibition paid special homage to Ray Johnson (1927-1995), a highly influential figure in contemporary American art, a formidable collage artist and long acknowledged as the “Father of Mail Art” with his creation of a network, The New York Correspondence School. The exhibition also paid homage and celebrated the life of Emily Harvey (1941-2004), the late art dealer who tirelessly promoted Fluxus artist and whose Foundation generously supported the project.

The exhibition opened with a packed house, and a line snaking up Broadway more than 500 people long waiting to get in the doors to make their own book. Since then, the exhibition has traveled to the Otis College of Art and Design in LA, The River Mill Art Gallery in New Jersey, The Mobius Gallery in Boston, MA, The Queens Museum in Queens, NY, The Sexta Literary Arts Festival in Tijuana, Mexico, as well as smaller galleries and schools in Louisiana, Wisconsin and Long Island.

Complete sets of “A Book About Death" have entered into the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (Library), and the LA County Museum of Art Research Library.

A project by Matthew Rose | Curated by Angela Ferrara

MUBE – Museu Brasileiro da Escultura
Avenida Europa, 218 – Jardim Europa
CEP 01449 000 – São Paulo, SP – Brazil


MARY BOGDAN @ MUBE – Museu Brasileiro da Escultura, São Paulo, Brazil | Feb 3-28, 2010

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