To strangers, to admired artists and to friends- small objects and letters, accompanied on occasion by (handwritten) text, are sent out. They reflect Sands’ idea of showing interest when shown interest: paying genuine, equal attention to somebody who is observing your work.
These petit gifts reflect the importance of the artist’s social network both in their work and personal life (which is to be one and the same for them). – MH and AC.
Listings connecting to the sub typology “Gifts + trades” (1)
Gifts + trades
Image of Studio object
Lino-block produced (and signed on the back) by Senga Nengudi in 1991, which gifted to SMW around 2011 and printed at the Rijksakademie print lab during SMW’s guest residency in 2021.