Anna Banana explores the historical and contemporary implications of mail art and highlights a unique approach to humour, disguise, and the democratic potential of print media and critique. The show will feature Anna Banana's artiststamps, mailers, postcards, posters, and costumes made over a forty-five year period.
“The Banana paradox means that A. Banana’s work enters your house much more intimately than movies or mass-produced postcards. Unlike artworks in the marketplace, Banana’s mail art is addressed to a network partner (or recipient). How many so-called artworks have the recipient’s name and address inscribed on them?”
Anna Banana: 45 Years of Fooling Around with A. Banana, 73
Sept. 22 – Oct. 14th @ Kunstverein Toronto
Closing party Friday Oct. 13th
1086 Queen St W
Toronto, ON M6J 1H8
Oct. 12th Art Met – Reading and Book Signing
Art Metropole 1490 Dundas Street West
Toronto, ON M6K 1T5
Oct. 21 – Jan. 13th @ Kunstverein Amsterdam
Kunstverein Amsterdam www.kunstverein.nl
1016 SR Amsterdam
+31 (0) 20 3313203
Kunstverein Toronto is a nomadic exhibition platform operating alongside its partners
in Amsterdam, Milan and New York. Initially moveable in both time and space, Kunstverein Toronto is dedicated to experimentation,
discussion and hospitality in art and exhibition practices.
Fundamentally, Kunstverein Toronto seeks to foster exchange between local and international conversations and contexts. While prodding at expectations of disciplines,
authorship, form, and display in contemporary art, Kunstverein Toronto strives to appeal to specialized and general audiences alike.
A not-for-profit institution, Kunstverein Toronto is supported through membership. We program in dialogue with a local advisory board
as well as an international group of artists, curators, thinkers, and enthusiasts.
Lotte Lara Schröder
Kunstverein New York
KUNSTVEREIN TORONTO MEMBERS: $50+
Members receive priority access to Kunstverein Toronto’s programs, invitations to members’ only pre-opening cocktail parties,
and a custom cover for an evolving, modular Kunstverein Toronto catalogue.
COLLECTOR’S CLUB MEMBERS: $500+
Collector’s Club members receive all of the above plus a limited edition print by Dexter Sinister, prepared especially for Kunstverein Toronto’s launch
DINER’S CLUB MEMBERS: $1,000+
Diner’s Club members receive all of the above plus invitations to private dinners and events with visiting artists and curators.
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