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Old News México




Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, México City, México, 25 June - 10 Aug 2008


Para hacer un poema dadaísta

Tristan Tzara, 1920
Tome un periódico.
Tome unas tijeras.
Escoja en el periódico un artículo de la longitud que quiera darle a su poema.
Recorte el artículo.
Recorte enseguida, con cuidado, cada una de las palabras que forman
el artículo y métalas en una bolsa.
Agítela suavemente.
Ahora saque cada recorte uno tras otro.
Copie concienzudamente en el orden en que hayan salido de la bolsa.
El poema se parecerá a usted.
Y es usted un escritor infinitamente original y de una sensibilidad
hechizante, aunque incomprendida por el vulgo.



Nada nuevo sobre Old News

Old News es un periódico sin ánimo de lucro en el cual se presenta una selección de artículos, imágenes y palabras tomadas de distintos medios impresos. Todo el material que aparece ha sido elegido por artistas con la intención de redistribuir el flujo de noticias. Es un periódico de segunda mano y una publicación libre de las normas del Copyright o los derechos de autor, además de ser gratuito.Old News se asemeja a un poema dadaísta en el sentido en que los textos y las imágenes han sido desplazados de su contexto original con la intención de mezclarlos, reacomodarlos y decodificarlos para después volverlos a articular de una forma distinta. Este acto genera, ineludiblemente, otros significados y una segunda interpretación del material informativo que nos rodea. Con motivo de la presentación del proyecto Old News México en el Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, el equipo curatorial de este recinto y quien esto escribe consideramos oportuno aventurarnos en la producción de una edición o suplemento enfocado al contexto local. Deseo agradecer a los artistas invitados su participación y espero que esta iniciativa provoque en el público reacciones diversas.

- Jacob Fabricius, Copenague, Dinamarca, 1 de abril de 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



Participating artists:
Victor Sulser, Moris, Begoñia Morales, Fran Ilich, Mónica Mayer & Victor Lerma, Luis Orozco, Carlos Aguirre, Carla Herrera-Prats and Jonathan Hernández


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Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, 2008





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