POSTERS ON TOUR
3 Posters Exhibitions / 2013
Posters on Tour was a traveling exhibition which took place from July to September 2013 in London, Zurich and Berlin. Most of the posters were produced in the screen-print department of the London Metropolitan University at Whitechapel together with visiting lecturer Danny Flynn, assisted by MM. They were shown first at Danny's own gallery "G511ERY" in North London and were then rolled up and brought to Linus Scherer's studio "Kunstlager" in Zurich, where they appeared in frames. They were then removed from frames to appear at the Berlin show, hosted by Ken Shakin at his riverside off-space "Kunsthaus Waterloo" at Hallesches Ufer, Kreuzberg.
One of the guests at the London exhibition runs a blog. Hilaire wrote about the private view under the heading Posters and Coasters. (Danny Flynn produces a wide range of text based prints and objects, including beer coasters, a selection of which were on display in an adjoining room.)
"Biblical weather last night as we ventured far north, deep into zone 3 and along the Seven Sisters Road, to the private view of an exhibition of posters at G511ERY. A fabulously unlikely location for a gallery, next to a kebab shop in Tottenham, but just the spot to showcase some maverick printmaking. The work on display included short absurd texts by Paradox Paul and several posters for his fine-looking Flying Guillotine Piano Throne. Later in the evening an actor read one of the texts, Fish Fuck, with Paul prompting/interjecting/echoing phrases from the piece, which, as the title suggests, was of course a love story. There were further posters blutacked to the white gallery walls, based on some of Paul’s projects, and produced by him in collaboration with Danny Amos Flynn – striking, witty and subversive work. In the adjoining kitchen, a trestle table offered a marvelous collection of Danny’s letterpress printed coasters, bookmarks, postcards and bags. I particularly liked Occupy the gift shop in fluorescent pink – got the coaster. And This is not a postcard! in 72pt red playbill font on thick card – got the postcard. There were also a couple of impromptu (uninvited? but very welcome) poetry performances from a couple of passing locals. Where were we? Hoxton? Paris’s 10th arrondissement? No, rain-soaked gritty Tottenham. A fun, sociable and warm evening. Don’t tell the art establishment."