John Fekner, Artist: As Apolitical Sensor, Hillwood Art Museum, 1990, NF 4to catalog

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Fekner, John. Brookville, New York, Hillwood Art Museum, 1990. 
English, First Edition, Near Fine, Staple-bound Soft Cover, 4to, 5 ⅝” x 9,” 28 pp.

White staple-bound stiff wraps, “Artist” in black text with white highlight on yellow background to front, “As Apolitical Sensor” in black text with white highlight on black background to front, black text about the play and artists to back. Minor shelfwear and scratching to front and back, very minor ½” soiling to front, mild soiling to top left of p. 1, minor edgewear, otherwise tightly bound, clean throughout, and excellent. 28 pp. Play and works on display from October 10 - November 18, 1990. Replete with full-color and black-and-white works by the artists involved. Curation and “Foreigners in The Library Americans at the Beach: A One Act Play” by John Fekner. Includes works by Andrew Castrucci, Nadia Coen, Sharyn Felder, Don Fiorino, Louis Forgione, Don Leicht, John Piper, Sara Spinelli, Jonathan Waterbury, and Bullet. A play interspersed with the artist statements of those involved being read aloud by a character called the Archivist. The play is set in apocalyptic America where the characters are hunkered down in the bottom of the Library of Congress, reminiscing as a sense of danger is imminent. The characters make a social commentary about conformity, technology, and greed in America. From the play: “The common bond of these artists is their own individual spirit which enables them to endure and struggle while creating art that is not commercially viable, or conforming to any particular style or trend. There is no political threat tying this group together except that each of these artists continually makes art that rises above an environment fraught with obstacles and inequities.”

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