Copenhagen: Panel 13, . Large plastic bag, Approximately 10 x 14", stuffed full of pageworks, appropriate works, ephemera, and objects, including a painted coin, a film strip, posters, and a booklet entitled "Vietnam-Solidaritet." One of 250 copies produced.
The final issue, of five published, of this radical and important assemblage magazine from Scandinavia, which succeeded the artists magazine Ta and was made up of visual artists from the eponymous group, which included Per Kirkeby, Peter-Louis Jensen, and Bjørn Nørgaard. It was published by the composer Henning Christiansen's small press, Panel 13. Must be seen to be believed.
"The Danish assembling magazine ta’ BOX can be seen as a continuation of the Danish
magazine ta’ (1967–1968). It consisted of transparent plastic bags, which constituted
an open-ended and un-edited frame for the widely heterogeneous content. In many
ways ta’ BOX responded to the ongoing transformation of the aesthetic field and the
youth movement and student revolt of 1968, by trying to break down the barriers
between the elevated and rarefied fine arts, on the one hand, and ordinary, everyday
life on the other. In principle, the editorial structure allowed everybody to participate.
However, the contributors were almost exclusively from Danish avant-garde circles or
those active within the youth and student revolt movements." - Thomas Hvid Kromann.
Very good, with some clouding and scuffing and soiling to the lower extremities of the unprinted plastic bag, and foxing to a couple of elements within. Item #30744