Tuesday, May 25, 2010


The project in Omaha is taking off...New poster by YouTube personality, suburban home-maker and Kitsch Queen, Viv Maudlin.

More ABAD OMAH posters and the current catalog of new works here: http://abookaboutdeathomaha.blogspot.com/
A Book About Death Omaha
Mail your SINGLE 4 x 6 postcard to: RNG Gallery 1915 Leavenworth Street Omaha, Nebraska 68102 USA. The deadline is July 20, 2010. 
Send a jpeg of your work to VIVMAUDLIN@YAHOO.COM so it can be added to the online catalog.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

A Book About Death: Curated by Gianfranco Maletti, Vimodrone, Villa Torri, Italy [83]

Vimodrone, 8 Maggio 2010
Mostra realizzata durante la Festa di Vimodrone "Santa Croce"
Curated by Gianfranco Maletti, 150 immagini da tutto il mondo sul modo di considerare la morte e celebrarne la memoria…
Villa Torri: Villa del '700, in fase di ristrutturazione.

More photos: Click here.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Open Art Call For A BOOK ABOUT DEATH : RNG Gallery, Omaha, NE [82]


Single Postcard Work
Size : 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm)
Theme: “A Book About Death”
Deadline: July 19, 2010
Exhibition: Opens July 31, 2010

Mail your postcard to: RNG Gallery
1915 Leavenworth Street
Omaha, Nebraska  68102 USA

Artists Robert Gilmer and Louise Millmann will feature a new exhibition of A Book About Death from the Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery in New York City, along with these new works.

It will be featured as part of their upcoming exhibition entitled "Til’ Death Due Us Part" at the RNG Gallery in Omaha, Nebraska. The exhibition opening will be July 31.

IMPORTANT: Once you've sent your 4 x 6 inch (10 x 15 cm) postcard to the RNG Gallery, please SEND YOUR IMAGES TO vivmaudlin@yahoo.com IN JPEG FORMAT APPROX 900 x 600 PIXELS – OR around 200K. They will be posted on the A Book About Death, OMAHA BLOG http://abookaboutdeathomaha.blogspot.com/

NOTE: The only requirement is the text "A BOOK ABOUT DEATH" must be seen/present somewhere on the postcard. (Any language). All postcards will be exhibited in the RNG Gallery, Omaha Nebraska along with the complete original set of cards from the NYC “A Book About Death" exhibition, curated by Matthew Rose

DEADLINE for submissions: JULY 19, 2010

Postcards will not be returned. They will become part of the "A Book About Death" collection at the RNG Gallery in Omaha, Nebraska.

History of the project so far :

“A Book About Death” is a collaborative project conceived by American artist Matthew Rose for the Emily Harvey Foundation in New York City, where the original exhibition took place from September 10 – 22, 2009. The Omaha Exhibition is curated by Robert Gilmer and Louise Millmann and assisted by: Honey Millmann and Viv Maudlin. Info: vivmaudlin@yahoo.com

Please spread the word across the planet. Thank you...

Also, exhibitions are in the works for Montreal, Beijing and other cities. If you are an artist involved in this project, or a curator interested in putting together and exhibition, please get in touch.

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Article, above, from the Cambrian News, Wales, UK. April, 2010.

The launch of A Book About Death at MoMA Wales is a continuing success.  Sonja Benskin Mesher's curatorial stunner, brought together nearly all aspects of previous exhibitions and added several chapters to the "book."

Among other aspects, Sonja installed her late husband's chair in the gallery space and opened the box of cards from the original exhibition at the Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery in a quiet, almost ceremonial fashion.  Then, each artist was listed in a "Book of the Living," which became part of the exhibition. Along with a full installation of the works from the New York exhibition, MoMA Wales included nearly all the posters from previous shows, and several hundred new works sent especially to the exhibition in Wales.  Films are planned, as are discussions through out the exhibition.

See 50-plus installation photos on the FaceBook Group page and Sonja's album here.

A view of the exhibition is also here.

Sonja recounts the opening of the works from New York and the installation of the pieces on one of her blogs: "After 6 months of work, and 5 months of having the box unopened in the house, on that empty chair, the time had come.

Some arrived early, before 10 am needing coffee, duly supplied by MOMA.

By 10 am a group gathered, quiet and waiting. Slowly without direction, friends started to hang the postcards from the new call for work. The staff at MOMA watched in respectful silence.

At about 10.20, I decided time it was to open the box, so I sent a whisper around the room.

Again a gathering, this time by the cabinet where the box had been waiting in the Gallery for two weeks.  After months in the house, the chair looking like an art installation, I had decided it was time for it to go into MOMA's keeping. They installed it on the landing, framed posters of the global exhibitions lining the stair way.

A brief introduction and I turned the key, and took out the parcel. Very emotional I was by then.

The silence was broken by Wilfred, my grandson asking ’What’s inside’ over and over. He and I carried it through into the Gallery space...."   Click here to read the full post.

The exhibition at MoMA Wales continues through 8 May 2010.  For more information on the show, please see: MoMA Wales.