Ray Johnson

Please Add To and Return To: Mail Art Homage to Ray Johnson

Printed Matter
231 11th Ave.
New York, NY 10001


This exhibition is the culmination of Performa’s 2015 mail art re-activation project celebrating the work of artist Ray Johnson, "one of the most revered underground artists of the last half of the 20th century.”

As an homage to Johnson, the father of mail art, on the 20th anniversary of his death, Performa (in collaboration with the Ray Johnson Estate) placed a number of the artist’s “templates” back into circulation inviting participants to draw, collage or otherwise "add to" them and then "return" them to Johnson c/o Performa via USPS, the internet or through social media using the hashtag #PleaseAddTo.

Image credit: Ray Johnson, submission to Please Add To and Return To by Rebecca Brickman; courtesy of The Ray Johnson Estate.


Presented by Performa and Printed Matter in collaboration with the Ray Johnson Estate.

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