Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

Wexner offers Chris Marker’s History of Art Postcards

Chris Marker: How a grinning cat visits the History of Art - 10 Postcards
Chris Marker, History of Art – 10 postcard set (OOP)

While browsing the Wexner Center Chris Marker Store of late, along with the recent release of the English text of Coréennes with letterpress cover, we came upon an additional collector’s item created by Chris Marker—a set of 10 postcards re-visiting, from a cat’s perspective, the History of Art. The set is published by Peter Blum, curator of the recent extensive gallery show of Marker’s photographs and installations in New York, and offered for sale by Wexner.

While we haven’t seen the postcards yet, we can’t help but think of the virtual gallery tour of “Pictures at an Exhibition,” which also revisits the history of art from an irreverent digital bricoleur’s perspective. Marker’s productions ‘d’ocassion,’ such as these seem to be, each grow from the previous, with modified perspectives and end products—rhizomatically, as it were. The Museum, in the process, reappears in miniaturized and parodic form; the monolithic cultural storehouses of the past seem to receive and inexorably incorporate material from other time zones and other realities. On the level of production-scale, one can see once again the fruits of the ‘caméra-stylo,’ a further avenue of expression for the one-man, many-cats production team.

Chris Marker: how a grinning cat visits the History of Art – 10 Postcards
Chris Marker
Peter Blum Editions

Chris Marker’s trademark grinning yellow cat pops in to works of art by Goya, van Gogh, Picasso, and others in this set of ten postcards collected in a transparent envelope.

We also have a limited number of special signed editions for $60.

$20.00 | Member price: $18.00

chris marker history of art arnolfini postcard
Guillaume usurps the infamous mirror in Jan van Eyck’s Arnolfini Wedding

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Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

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