Invitation "Recycling Show" at Israel Museum, Jerusalem (1975)
In the context of my work for The Israel Museum's "Recycling" exhibition. I collected all the waste material from the Museum on 22.5.75. Although this material is NO longer usable, it retains the traces of the various activities carried out on that day. This waste material will be placed in plastic containers, put into a pit on the Museum's grounds and kept there. The waste matter will, therefore, in the future become documentary material. I am sending you, in a plastic bag, an original sample of this waste material. Please return the bag with your suggestions for recycling it. Mail to: Recycling Exhibition, Israel Museum, Jerusalem 91000, Israel. Your reply and bag will be included in the exhibition, which will open on June 5th, 1975 and last for two months. Thanking you in advance.
My contribution enclosed:
Yellow Star of David,
waste materialfrom exhibition "Jew Show".
My suggestion for recycling:
That Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin
be asked and prevailed to wear it
when negotiating with Dr. Kissinger.
Source: Lurie, Boris; Krim, Seymour: NO!art, Cologne 1988
About BORIS LURIE: Born in 1924, in Leningrad, Russia. Together with his parents he moved to Riga in 1925/26. Captured by the Germans 1941 and suffered in the ghettos and concentration-camps of Riga, Salapils, Stutthof and Buchenwald-Magdeburg in Germany. Emigration to USA in 1946. Lived in Paris from 1954 to 1955. Founded with Sam Goodman and Stanley Fisher the NO!art movement in 1959 in co-operation with the March gallery in the Tenth Street in New York, later so called March Group. He works always in continuing the NO!art movement.—Died 2008 in New York. ►more