The BANK: Fax-Bak Service
T. Barshee ; G. Dejean E.a. Eds.
Treize, Paris & Lenz Press, 2021
With a cynical pen, BANK marked 300 press releases from top-tier art galleries with mocking corrections. They faxed them back to the galleries with unsolicited comments, such as, “This is a bad press release. Bad grammar, spelling, and weak conceptually. Also involves unfashionable right-wing ideas. Read some books!” Unsurprisingly, the galleries’ responses were harsh, and this collection of page after page of BANK’s scathing wit testifies as to why. The London artists’ group founded in 1991 had adopted an aggressive stance towards the mainstream contemporary art scene of the time and also published a satirical magazine delivering tabloid-style critiques of the art world.