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    Sale 2836

    Two in One; Contemporary Art from Witte de With & de Appel

    20 May 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 118

    Maria Barnas (DUTCH, B. 1973)

    Invitation for a letter correspondence

    Price Realised  


    Maria Barnas (DUTCH, B. 1973)
    Invitation for a letter correspondence
    signed 'Maria Barnas' (lower right)
    laser print on paper
    29.5 x 21 cm.
    Executed in 2009. This work is unique.

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    The work consists of a letter by the artist offering a future correspondence between the buyer and the artist.

    Maria Barnas is a writer, poet and visual artist. She studied at the Rietveld Academy and the Rijksakademie, both in Amsterdam. She writes for Dutch newspapers such as De Volkskrant De Groene Amsterdammer, NRC Handelsblad and various art magazines. She is co-editor in chief of KOMMA, a magazine for art and literature and member of the editorial staff of RE-Magazine. For her first collection of poems, Twee zonnen (2003), she received the C.Buddingh-prize and was nominated for the Jo Peters prize for poetry. Her projects include a poem that is only available in a mental institution in Hoofddorp and a series of poems for 103 manhole covers in a park. Maria Barnas is also a teacher at the Writing department of the Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam. Amongst her exhibitions are Time Out, W139, Amsterdam (2007); Just in Time, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam (2006-2007) and Vamos a Ibiza, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam (2007). In 2007 her work was exhibited in the exhibition A for Alibi at De Appel. In cooperation with Germaine Kruip and Maxine Kopsa she founded in 2005 the publishing house Missing books. Missing books exhibited in de Appel in the show Mercury in retrograde in 2006.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that for the present lot the correspondence can either be carried out in Dutch or in English.

    Pre-Lot Text

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