Archive on the use of the daily printed press in art
Rest in Press
1969 – 90
1991 – 02
2003 – 04
Ignasi Aballí (Spain, 1958) / Miguel Aguirre (Peru, 1976) / Gabriel Acevedo Velarde (Peru, 1973) / Maria Isabel Arango (Colombia, 1979)
Tania Brugera (Cuba, 1968) / Fernando Bryce (Peru, 1965) / Carlos Bunga (Portugal, 1976)
Heinrich Dunst (Austria, 1955) / William Eggleston (United States, 1939) / Jess Flood-Paddock (England, 1977)
Michel François (Belgium, 1964) / Sandra Gamarra (Peru, 1972)
As journalism disseminates its news onto the World Wide Web, we are today granted unprecedented access to information. Digital daily newspapers increase their readership by the instant (either for free or for a fee) while print production is reduced or ended altogether. To highlight this current shift in the mediation of information, LiMAC presents Rest in Press, an online resource to observe the use of newspapers through artworks.
Whether they focus on specific articles, photojournalism, headlines, front-pages, advertising, classifieds, columns or the whole paper, these works portray the physical limitations and possibilities that paper gave to information. Its aims is to highlight less noticed aspects of the global daily news—modes of (re)production, distribution, appropriation, alteration.
The archive is organized chronologically so to show its historical evolution. This long term project will add more works overtime. Visitors, artists, curators, art historians and journalists are invited to leave comments related to the artistic mediation of news on paper.
This archive is dedicated to the memory of journalist Bernard Estrade.