Paperwork 12/24
Rita Castro Neves
Project curated by Gabriela Vaz Pinheiro. Paperwork was developed within (OFF)cycle: New Languages and Public Space.
CEC 2012
Fundação Cidade de Guimarães
40,5X27,8 cm
17,91X10,94 in
12 pages
5.000 copies.
Special collection of Paperwork, 150 copies in a box, numbered and signed by the artist
Guimarães, Portugal
Offset two colours (black/violet), folded pages.
This is the twelve issue of a collection of 24 numbers.
The cover shows a door covered with newspaper pages and a ceramic swallow, typical element from Caldas da Rainha. The pages contain collages made from newspaper pages as well as a women’s face wearing sunglasses, on the lenses two words: “see through”.

Translation of constructed window text in page 10:

Rage at the election polls in the Premiere.
Debt Calvary refuses to do overtime and runs faster than politicians and patrons.
Savings policy dances and tries to convince troika of specialists to run away with her.
Cryptographic problem: the country is mine.
Decolonization searches for friends on Facebook and promises "to do anything" for 25 million dollars.
The image of the country didn't get a moment of privacy.
Management with easier work is a winner.
Tarot is a heavy burden.
Quote from a document divulged by CEC – European Capital of Culture 2012: "Its dissemination in the period prior to the Capital of Culture has the purpose of fulfilling one of the functions implied in one of the programme's key concepts "New Languages", enabling a process of familiarization with the work of art's printed image (…) . Paperworks is a multiple handed to artists to intervene artistically. Artists are invited to use the newspaper format as an artistic surface, proposing the publication of existing work or of work produced specifically for this project, forming a collection unique to the Capital of Culture 2012".
Paperworks was folded and sent by post, as a regular newspaper, it was also freely distributed at art schools, Museums and Art Centers.

Paperwork 12/24 can be found at
- Gulbenkian Foundation Library, Lisbon, Portugal.
- MACBA, Barcelona, Spain.
- Proyecto' ace, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
date time
2013-07-29 20:50:25