Project

REPUBLIKA SRPSKA (2014)


Gary Farrelly has been dispatching a series of advanced mailworks to MSURS The Museum of Contemporary Art of Republika Srpska since January 2013. The correspondence artworks have been dispatched at monthly intervals without envelope and are exposed to procedural disturbance, contamination and even destruction during their international transit. The museum was chosen as a destination / target for Farrelly’s mailart series due to various idiosyncratic historical, geographic and cultural considerations. The process was instigated unilaterally by the artist and the initial dispatches were not solicited by MSURS. As the process has developed the artwork has accumulated in Republika Srpska and the curatorial staff at the museum have become active collaborators in the process documenting and archiving every piece upon arrival. In February 2014 a selection the of works were shown at the museum as part of an exhibition entitled Iz/Usetnosti (which translates as Extraordinaries). The process of dispatching work to Republika Srpska continues and will be accelerated under the auspices of the artist’s 5th 2 Year Development Plan (2014-2016). *The documentation presented represents a small selection of the content of this project.