This zine, produced for Ed Young's 2019 exhibition IT’S FUN WITHOUT YOU with the message salon embassy in Zurich, offers "a pamphlet, a crude text shot from a Twitter machine pistol, a breathless string of disturbing statements and provocations." The blurb continues: "Who is the narrator in this text? Are they real fragments from the comment sections on news portals or from Donald Trump’s Twitter account, from Emmanuel Macron’s speeches or from an Antifa website? Or perhaps the spawning of an unleashed algorithm, fed with the daily obscenities of the Internet?"
20 x 14cm | 35 pages | edition of 70
Ed Young (b. 1978, South Africa) is a conceptual South African artist working in a range of media from hyperreal sculpture to text-based painting, murals and video. Recent projects and exhibitions include HERO at OPEN 24HRS; BAD GALLERIST, a solo presentation at SMAC Cape Town in 2018; ARTEMONTE-CARLO in 2018; CASH OR CARD, an exhibition at SMAC Johannesburg in 2017; and a solo project for The Armory Show’s Focus section in 2016.