In Alphabetical Order Ulises Carrión

Published by Boabooks, Geneva, 2017, 48 pages (b/w ill.), 14.8 × 21 cm, English

Price: €25

Facsimile of the seminal magazine created by Ulises Carrión and Cres, originally published in 1978. In this photographic book—one of very few of Carrion’s entire practice—the author is very critical about his own affiliation with the mail art movement. The book presents a series a photographs of his calling card filing box, which the author juxtaposes with witty and poignant captions.

Ulises Carrión (1941-1989) was one of the most important figures of Mexican conceptual art. His 1975 manifesto The New Art of Making Books helped define artist’s books as an autonomous artistic genre. His work includes numerous artist’s books—which were then designated as bookworks—but also video art, sound arts, performance and mail art.

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