BANK -
THE BANK FAX BAK SERVICE


Edited by Tenzing Barshee,
Gallien Déjean, Dan Solbach
Published by
Lenz Press
352 pages
24 x 31 cm
Softcover
English
ISBN 978-88-945353-5-8

Price: 190 lei


Between 1998 and 1999, the London-based art collective BANK operated The BANK Fax-Bak Service. For the project, the group’s members, Simon Bedwell, John Russell and Milly Thompson proof-read and copy-edited more than 300 press releases published by galleries in London and New York. The procedure was simple: after adding their mocking corrections, the artists faxed the promotional texts back to the respective galleries. The BANK Fax-Bak Service exposes the art market’s (ongoing) sisyphean effort to legitimize itself through boasting, self-important and nonsensical language. Published in collaboration with Treize (Paris), this volume is a comprehensive record of BANK’s notorious project from the late 1990s.

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