A chronological archive on the use and appearance of the daily printed press in art.
Rest in Press
1969 – 90
1991 – 02
2003 – 04
2012 – 2104
Rivane Neueunschwander (Brazil, 1967) / Dan Perjovschi (Romania, 1961) / Roman Ondák (Slovakia, 1966) / Peter Piller (Germany, 1968)
Sturtevant (United States, 1930 – 2014) / Ezequiel Suárez (Cuba, 1967) / Tony Swain (Ireland, 1967)
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 Archive, 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 the historical evolution of the use of that medium. This long term project adds more works overtime. Visitors are invited to leave comments related to the artistic mediation of newspaper.
A project dedicated to the memory of journalist Bernard Estrade.