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‘Every letter I write is not a love letter’. Inventing sociality with Ray Johnson's postal system

‘Every letter I write is not a love letter’. Inventing sociality with Ray Johnson's postal system

2010

Ina Blom

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16 p.
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‘Every letter I write is not a love letter’. Inventing sociality with Ray Johnson's postal system

Ina Blom is a Professor at the Institute of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas at the University of Oslo, where she also got her Ph.D (The Cut Through Time. A Version of the Dada/Neo-Dada Repetition. UiO, 1999). Her fields of research and teaching are modernism/avant-garde studies and contemporary art and aesthetics, with a particular focus on media art practices and media aesthetics. A former music critic, she has also worked extensively as an art critic and curator, contributing to Artforum, Parkett, Afterall, Frieze and Texte zur Kunst. Recent books include On the Style Site. Art, Sociality and Television Culture. New York: Sternberg Press, 2007, The Postal Performance of Ray Johnson, Oslo/Kassel/Sittard, 2003 and Joseph Beuys, Oslo: Gyldendal, 2001. She recently contributed to the MACBA exhibition catalogue Ray Johnson. Please Add To & Return with the essay 'How to (Not) Answer a Letter: Ray Johnson's Postal Performance'.

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