Valentine (Split Motive Postcard Flexi)
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A split motive art postcard flexi set featuring The Sisters of Mercy's song Valentine.
- Label / Publishers: - unknown -
- though, the original postcard set might have been produced on the occasion
- of an Irish-Polish cultural exchange initiated by Paul O'Neill and Magdalena Kardasz (more information on this see below)
- Catalogue#: - none -
- Format: set of 2 x flexi in (vertical) postcard format
- Released: most likely in the late 1990s
- Place of Release: Poland / Ireland
Side 1 (front side) - Valentine
- These flexis come in disguise of an art postcard.
- Art postcard flexi discs are usually recorded on the pictured front side,
- the recording on them is in mono and runs at 33 ⅓ rpm.
- The two here represent a set that shows two parts of a picture, each made into one flexi.
- The picture is titled Wild Lovers and was created by Irish artist Shane Cullen.
- On the back of both of these soundcards is a printed sticker saying:
- SISTERS OF MERCY
Further Notes on the Back of the Flexi Postcards and Additional Details
- Postcard 1:
- The back of the flexi is plain white apart from the above mentioned sticker with the band name and song title.
- Postcard 2
- gives the name of the artist, the title of the picture and some information about the occasions on which
- the picture was exhibited in English and Polish language as follows:
- Shane Cullen
- Wild Lovers, oil inks on canvas 1997
- Namiętni kochankowie, olej i tusz na płótnie, 1997
- Wystawa (engl. "exhibition") BEZ PASZPORU / PASSPORT: EXCHANGE (EX)CHANGE
- Warzwawa - Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej Zachęta (1998)
- Dublin - Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Arthouse Multimedia Center (1997)
- The above information refers to a cultural exchange along two group exhibitions
- of Polish and Irish artists that took place in both countries and was organised
- through CURATIONAL by Irish curator Paul O'Neill and Polish curator of
- Warsaw's oldest gallery Zachęta of Contemporay Art Magdalena Kardasz
- As noted on the back of flexi postcard 2, the exhibition was first shown in 1997
- in Dublin, Ireland at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Arthouse Multimedia Center,
- under the title PASSPORT: EXCHANGE (EX)CHANGE
- and the following year (1998) from 18th June to 16th July 1998 in Warsaw, Poland
- at Zachęta – National Gallery of Contemporary Art
- under the title BEZ PASZPORTU (engl.: no passport).
- The participating (then) young and uprising Irish and Polish artists were:
- Paweł Althamer, Shane Cullen (who created the picture on this flexi set),
- Leszek Golec, Maurycy Gomulicki, Finola Jones, Jakek Koza,
- Caroline McCarthy, Ronan McCrea, Anna Myca Abigail O’Brien,
- Maurice O’Connell, Kate Orchard, Theo Simms, Grzegorz Sztwiertnia,
- Mick Wilson, Mariusz Woszczynski and Artur Zmijewski.