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Old News #4

Midway Contemporary, Minneapolis, Minnesota, US, 5 april - 25 May 2008

To make a Dadaist poem

Tristan Tzara, 1920
Take a newspaper.
Take some scissors.
Choose from this paper an article of the length you want to make your poem.
Cut out the article.
Next carefully cut out each of the words that makes up this article
and put them all in a bag.
Shake gently.
Next take out each cutting one after the other.
Copy conscientiously in the order in which they left the bag.
The poem will resemble you.
And there you are – an infinitely original author of charming sensibility,
even though unappreciated by the vulgar herd.

There is no news about old news

Old News is a non-profit newspaper presenting a selection of articles, images and words clipped from newspapers. The articles that appear in this newspaper were all cut by individual artists for the purpose of redistributing the news. Old News is a second-generation, free-copyright newspaper. The Old News newspaper is free.
Old News is like a Dadaist poem in the sense that here the articles and images are cut from their original context, they are scrambled and put together in new ways and connected to each other to create new meanings or ’second’ views. A ’second’ view on all the images, information and words that constantly surround us in the news media.
Many different eyes and voices have cut, pasted and handed in their clippings for Old News. During 2007, 14 curators were invited to select the artists/participators and determine the content of Old News #4. Every two months curators were invited to conceptualise the content of six pages (three spreads) for this broadsheet newspaper.
The curators were also asked to think about how the news and news clippings were to be represented in the printed version of Old News #4. They were asked to consider if the artists were to write a statement about their choices and how their approach should be explained in the newspaper. The instructions were simple and some have chosen to follow them and others not to. Sometimes six pages became 23, but we have tried to fit as many of the clippings into Old News #4 as possible. Enjoy!

- Jacob Fabricius, Copenhagen, April 1st 2008

14 participating curators and their selected artists and concepts for Old News #4:
Curator: Amanda Cuesta / invited artists: Francesco Ruiz, Jorge Satorre and Rubén Grilo
Curator: Carol Yinghua Lu / invited artists: Li Yu & Liu Bo and Xie Xiaoze
Curators: Xenia Kalpaktsoglou & Christopher Marinos / invited artists: Chris Bors and Ketta Ioannidou, Delphine Courtillot, Folkert de Jong, Joanna Malinowska, Christian Tomaszewski, Rallou Panagiotou, Jannis Varelas, Despina Stokou, Konstantinos Dagritzikos and Jane Burden & Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Curator: Victor Palacios / invited artists: Misha Stroj, Michalis Pichler, Filip van Dingenen and Caroline Montenat
Curator: Magali Arriola / invited artists: Mario García Torres, Ryan Gander and Erlea Maneros
Curator: Nikola Dietrich / invited artists: Ayse Erkmen, Judith Hopf and Ariane Müller
Curators: Bisi Silva & Dominique Fontaine / invited artists: Glenda, Romana, Amuche Ngwu-Nnabueze, Ebru Özsecen, Dineo Bopape, Ingrid Mwangi, Robert Hutter and Shilpa Gupta
Curator: Hans Ulrich Obrist / invited artist: Gustav Metzger
Curator: Franciska Zolyom / invited artist: Carla Zaccagnini
Curator: Sergio Rubira and John Rasmussen / invited artist: kuda.org

Go here to see the newspaper from Old News #4 >

Midway Contemporary, 2008

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