19 September 2011


Info at not.terryreid@hotmail.com

은밀한 교환

You are invited to pARTicipate
by sending secrets by mail to the gallery project


The SECREt eXCHANGE is displayed at the
Tell Me Tell Me survey exhibition
organized by the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia

please send to

Tell Me Tell Me SECRETS
National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea
San 58-4, Makgye-dong
Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
Seoul, Korea 427-701

your work accepted from now and throughout the exhibition

up to DEADLINE of 19 FEBRUARY 2012****

Please send Secrets in any medium.
(secrets, about secrets, your secrets, other’s secrets, secrets that please, secrets that release, secrets that make you free,)

Your ENVELOPES* containing secrets are for display in the exhibition. Gallery visitors may select from these envelopes on the condition that they themselves reveal secrets in exchange. Their secrets will be posted back to the corresponding artists selected; and this ongoing process of ‘selection’ will continuously alter the display throughout the period of the two exhibitions.

In addition to your secrets, please include an INFORMATION PAGE*** for our reference with each envelope (A4 or Legal Size). This page is for our records and will be removed from the envelope. The page should include the following:
1. Name, address, email contact, facebook address, etc.
2. Name of your work.
3. How did you hear about The SECREt eXCHANGE? (from which person(s) and by which means: email, facebook, IUoMA, blog, etc)
4. What are the areas of your ‘practise’ (in prioritized order)?
5. Other information, verbal or visual, of your choice, including back of the page.
A margin for book-binding of 4 cm (roughly 1 ¾”) should be left empty on the left-hand side of the page and the bottom 1/3 of the page should be left empty for our notation. The backs of sheets may also be used for any additions of your choice.

Exchanged secrets and documentation will be sent to you.
Please pass this invitation on by all means at your disposal (facebook, email, rumour).

......additional details...............................................................................................................................................

Re: ENVELOPE SIZE (*) Standard business envelope sizes are our preferred maximum; however, there is no restriction.

Re: FACEBOOK/THE SECRET EXCHANGE List your participation by Liking the SECREt eXCHANGE in FaceBook at ( http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/SECREt-eXCHANGE/204968246197476?sk=info);
establish a record of your work by scanning, photographing, copying relevant parts (tantalizing, intriguing) for your own pages and ours by Friending us in FaceBook
https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=100000748977585) ,
or send to
not.terryreid@hotmail.com. We also suggest that you keep copies of work for your own exhibitions, publication, publicity, other and archival purposes. Your responses re: SECREt Exchange can also be lodged at http://IUoMA.org/.

Note: The SECRET EXCHANGE is an ongoing project, first publicly implemented in 1976, it will be continuing into the future in morphing form, guise, disguise.


(declarative voice)
Secrets are everywhere:
Social Science unmasks restraints,
Journalists blow the whistle,
Insiders leak to the press,

Secrets waver between
concealment and revelation, are
probed and shielded, yield equally to
moral concern and ethical goose-chases
or resist both with obedience,
blind or otherwise. Secrets are the
stuff of State and Mind, from A for
autobiography to Z for Zealot.
Select artists’ secrets, i.e.: is a
secret, acts as or is like a secret,
refers to secrets or requests them,
masquerades as or masks a secret.

secrets of money, love, etc

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