Postcards for Perec exhibition

Organised by MAMDP alum Linda Parr. With contributions from many MAMDP students and alumni.

Form Linda: Postcards for Perec is now full, artists from twenty-two countries responded to the call to create the Two Hundred and Forty-three Postcards in Real Colour. A slideshow video will be presented at BABE for The Lost Weekend and a catalogue will be forthcoming.

The exhibition is planned at Bower Ashton Library here at UWE Bristol in July and August, be it real or online or both. 2022 will be the 40th anniversary of Perec’s death. I am hopeful that next year will bring further opportunities for exhibiting the results of our project.

Postcards by Ben Jenner and Gen Harrison. Front page image by Valeska Hykel Mears

Georges Perec parodied these postcard messages in ‘Two Hundred and Forty-three Postcards in Real Colour’, dedicated to his fellow writer and friend Italo Calvino. These imaginary missives are now becoming a reality, postal postmodernists on a Grand Tour via Perec’s Postcards.

See them as they are revealed each week on Instagram.