Call for Participation

We invite people to send us ATCs inspired by Dada. The format is 2 12 by 3 12 inches (64 mm × 89 mm), all techniques are allowed. Important: Sign your ATCs on the back and add your name and address. ATCs that were sent in will be shown at the exhibition Re:Dada in San Francisco, US. After the exhibition in San Francisco all participants will get as many cards back as they sent in – the ATCs will be chosen by chance.

The date for the Trading Session will be announced as soon as it is set.

 

Deadline: October 20, 2016

Send ATC to:

swissnex San Francisco
Pier 17, Suite 800
San Francisco
CA 94111

What are artist trading cards?

pix: kuenzli
Pix:Kuenzli

Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) are miniature artworks of the same size as commercial trading cards (hockey cards or baseball cards) (http://www.artist-trading-cards.ch/). They are unique works or small series, signed and dated on the back side. Like commercial trading cards, they are swapped between the people who create them (not sold, there’s no money involved). The project is an ongoing collaborative cultural performance.

For the exhibition Re:Dada people are asked to create ATCs with a reference to Dada. Public Domain – the unrestricted access to artworks whose exclusive intellectual property rights have expired – encourages the appropriation and alteration of historical models. The project is part of the series of actions Re:Publicdomain by Dock18 (http://republicdomain.net/redada/works).