Ray Johnson (1927-1995)

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Ray Johnson (1927-1995)

A group for remembering Ray Johnson.

 

RIP-  Ray Johnson October 16, 1927 - January 13, 1995. This group was created precisely 16 years after his death.

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Latest Activity: Apr 23

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Comment by Luís Filipe Gomes on April 23, 2022 at 4:07pm

Ray Play

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 2, 2022 at 8:52am

Also by Ray Johnson:

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 2, 2022 at 8:52am

At the Art Institute of Chicago, until March 21, 2022

Strips Whirl,

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 2, 2022 at 8:50am

Ray Johnson and mail art at the museum!....

an interesting view of mail art in this internet world?

Jordan Carter, associate curator says:
 "I hate to sort of do that anachronistic comparison, but it’s difficult not to think about it in the context of social media. He was using mail as a way to network, to connect with people, to initiate activities and responses from people too, and to also brand himself in a way that continuously shifted based on his particular rapport with the recipient. But there was something about the act of sending and receiving the materiality of the envelope, about what was inside it, and about the ability to then think about a response. Will you respond, and what happens if you do respond? What will you receive in return, and what will culminate from this epistolary relay? There’s this idea of risk involved, of putting yourself out there in a way that is ephemeral yet remains as a physical record of a specific exchange."

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 2, 2022 at 8:48am

Anyone attending the exhibit at Chicago's Art institute?

Art Institute of Chicago:
Ray Johnson exhibit ...Nov26,2021-March 21,2022

Ray Johnson c/o

"New York's Most Famous Unknown Artist" 
Getting to Know Ray Johnson
Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 2, 2022 at 8:39am

Comment by Domenico Ferrara Foria on December 16, 2021 at 3:03am

Comment by Kosmo Vinyl on October 24, 2021 at 1:50pm

Some of those banana slices do look worried Katrina A great choice for a a ray Johnson bunny ! Bravo !

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 24, 2021 at 12:18pm

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on October 24, 2021 at 12:17pm

Send a banana to Ray Johnson :-)

 

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