Adventures in Deltiology

Do people still send postcards these days…?

Joan Fontcuberta: Stranger Than Fiction

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Four more recent finds from a freecard rack in central London, these postcards have been produced to advertise the current Joan Fontcuberta exhibition at the Science Museum. Titled Stranger Than Fiction it claims to present “six conceptually independent narratives by award-winning [the] Catalan artist…mixing fact with fiction and science with art”. The exhibition is part of the Catalan Tercentenary programme.

The postcards include a piece of Fontcuberta’s eye-catching art and are a great addition to a collection of art or photography PCs, being an artwork in their own right. The reverse of the postcards feature full details of the exhibition, social media links and credits for the pieces used. In this case they are, from the top, The Miracle of Dolphin-Surfing from the Karelia, Miracles & Co series (2002), Brachypoda frustrata from the Herbarium series (1984) and Hydropithecus of Cerro de San Vicente from the Sirena series (2006). All of the postcards can be presented at the exhibition to gain a £1 discount on tickets, a further encouragement to pick them up if you see them on a rack near you. This does pose the problem I wrote about recently with my EAT. free coffee postcard, though!

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This entry was posted on August 19, 2014 by in Advertising Postcards, Art Postcards and tagged , , , , , .


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