I Cannot Not Communicate
Berlin and UK-based artist, Martin John Callanan, shows a new work at Vitsœ’s New York shop.
Vitsœ likes to share the work of creative people. So when Berlin and UK-based artist (and Vitsœ customer), Martin John Callanan, asked to show a new piece for the first time at Vitsœ’s New York shop, its team were happy to oblige.
‘I Cannot Not Communicate’, consists of the top 100 books recommended to Callanan by Amazon, based on everything he read and bought since the online retail giant first launched its recommendation algorithm over 15 years ago.
The event will take place during a busy time with New York design week and Frieze Art Fair New York occupying the city – all the more reason to take a moment to pause in comfort at the New York shop at 33 Bond Street.
To accompany the installation, Callanan has produced a Risographed pamphlet, including a text by Marialaura Ghidini. A limited number of copies are available free to visitors.
Martin John Callanan is an artist researching an individual’s place within systems. Recent solo exhibitions include Noshowspace, London, Horrach Moya, Palma and Or Gallery, Berlin. His work has been shown at White Cube, James Cohan Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Whitstable Biennale and Imperial War Museum. He is recipient of the Philip Leverhulme Prize in Visual Art.
I Cannot Not Communicate, Martin John Callanan at Vitsœ New York: 14 May–14 July
33 Bond Street
New York NY 10012
T 1 917 675 6990
Open late Saturday 16 May, 18:00–21:00. No need to RSVP. Come down, see the work and share a drink with Vitsœ’s affable planning team.