M.M.S. (Much.More.Shit.) by Creator Projects Alexander Tovborg, Alicja Kwade, Daniel Buren, Hesselholdt & Mejlvang, Jenny Holzer, Jeppe Hein, Katharina Grosse, Martin Creed, Monster Chetwynd, Nico Vascellari, Tania Bruguera and Tosh Basco
Jenny Holzer has recently executed arty condoms which everybody can get with an “affordable” 200 Euro price tag. A project which had been curated by “Much.More.Shit.”, see below link. Holzer’s ten condom packaging designs each include a piece of text from poetry by Walt Whitman. For more detailed info, here’s the press release:
M.M.S. #1 (Much.More.Shit.) is a curated box of 12 new artworks by 12 artists.
Artists contributing work to M.M.S. #1 include: Alexander Tovborg, Alicja Kwade, Daniel Buren, Hesselholdt & Mejlvang, Jenny Holzer, Jeppe Hein, Katharina Grosse, Martin Creed, Monster Chetwynd, Nico Vascellari, Tania Bruguera and Tosh Basco.
The concept is inspired by S.M.S. (Shit.Must.Stop.), a 1960s mail art project which consisted of an affordable subscription to an art box, conceived by NYC-based artists William Copley and Dimitri Petrov.
M.M.S. #1 will be produced as a limited run of 1000 and available from May 2021.
M.M.S. #1 costs €200 (ex. VAT and shipping) and will be the first launched in a yearly series.
The artists were free to choose the format, media and material of their contribution, and artworks in the inaugural box span the realms of sculpture, photography, sound and more.
The portfolio will take the shape of a box measuring 17 (h) x 35 (l) x 35 (d) cm, a size to which the artists adapted the design of their contributions. The portfolio will function as an artwork in its entirety, despite including 12 different works, and retail at €200 (ex. VAT and shipping). The box will be designed in collaboration with Copenhagen-based graphic design studio Spine Studio and sustainably produced by ELVO, a local cardboard box factory established in 1923. The second edition of M.M.S. will be published in 2022, with following issues released once a year.
Last year’s curatorial engagement by Creator Projects:
The 8-metre tall and 15-metre long artwork ‘Work No. 2630 UNDERSTANDING’ by British artist Martin Creed (b. 1968) will light up the winter darkness in central Copenhagen as an artistic gesture to the public spirit we all show at the moment.