M.M.S. (Much.More.Shit.)

M.M.S. (Much.More.Shit.)

Our pre-sale of M.M.S. #1 has now ended! When we launched our pre-sale we released 800 out of 1000 boxes which has now sold out. We are so overwhelmed by the big interest you all have been showing in this project. We will release the remaining 200 boxes in the future. Stay tuned on our instagram and our webpage. 

M.M.S. is a unique art project offering everyone the opportunity to collect artworks by 12 of the greatest artists of our time. Made to fit a specially customized and sustainably produced design box, the artworks span all possible media from sound, performance, sculpture and installation, among others.

The box is sold for €200 (excl. shipping) with a NEW edition artwork by each of these artists: Alexander Tovborg, Alicja Kwade, Daniel Buren, Hesselholdt & Mejlvang, Jenny Holzer, Jeppe Hein, Katharina Grosse, Martin Creed, Monster Chetwynd, Nico Vascellari, Tania Bruguera and Tosh Basco (FKA Boychild).

About

Much. More. Shit. is a tribute to – and our interpretation of – S.M.S. (the acronym for Shit.Must.Stop.) – a mail art project initiated in 1968 by two NYC-based artists and dealers, William Copley and Dimitri Petrov. The premise was the same: making a box with different artworks shipped to people’s home via the post. 

Fun, bold and yet visionary, S.M.S. sought to criticize the increasing prices in the 1960s art market when too much shit was produced but for too few people!

M.M.S. is undoubtedly one of Creator Projects’ dreamed venture through which we indeed produced more art (and shit!) yet to reach a broader public and create new experiences.

Thus, M.M.S. could be called ‘experimental’ to open up unpaved ways for art to be a source of inspiration to people who might either keep these artworks in a collection or use them as consumption objects.

Vision

For some years, we reflected on how the art that we see in museums and art fairs could become affordable to a broader audience. When the pandemic hit and the world entered into lockdown, these concerns became imperative because many understood how essential it is to experience art. 

Suddenly, mailing artworks directly to a person’s home seemed the most effective way for art to reach people when everything would be closed. This is what we are doing! 

M.M.S. is a self-financed project, and we will invest all the profits from the pre-sale in producing the artworks for the box. Further profits from the M.M.S.#1 portfolio’s sale will be reinvested in the next edition of M.M.S.#2 and our publishing house, Roulette Russe.

 

About The Artists

Alexander Tovborg

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Alexander Tovborg (b. 1983, Denmark) explores the roles that history, mythology and religion play in human identity and the world we inhabit. His research into the origins and contemporary iterations of symbology, mysticism, and religious archetypes has yielded varied bodies of work and expressions.

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Alicja Kwade

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Alicja Kwade (b. 1979, Poland) lives and works in Berlin. Her work investigates and questions the structures of our reality and society and reflects on our perceptual habits in our everyday life. Her diverse practice is based around concepts of space, time, science and philosophy, and takes shape in sculptural objects, public installations, video and even photography.

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Daniel Buren

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Daniel Buren was born in 1938 in Paris. He lives and works in situ.

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Hesselholdt & Mejlvang

Hesselholdt & Mejlvang (b. 1974 Read more...

Hesselholdt & Mejlvang (b. 1974 and 1976, Denmark) are a Danish artist duo who began working as a collective in 1999. Their practice is focused on site-specific, large-scale installations that investigate concepts of collective identity, and how these inform and are affected by socio-political structures. Rooted in extensive research as an integral modus operandi, their work often incorporates performance and active use of the public space.

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Jenny Holzer

Jenny Holzer (b. 1950, USA)  has pre Read more...

Jenny Holzer (b. 1950, USA)  has presented her astringent ideas, arguments, and sorrows in public places and international exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale, the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Bilbao, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Her medium, whether a T-shirt, plaque, or LED sign, is writing, and the public dimension is integral to her work. Starting in the 1970s with New York City street posters and continuing through her light projections on landscape and architecture, her practice has rivaled ignorance and violence with humor and kindness.

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Jeppe Hein

Jeppe Hein (b. 1974, Denmark) is wide Read more...

Jeppe Hein (b. 1974, Denmark) is widely known for his production of experiential and interactive artworks that can be positioned at the junction where art, architecture, and technical inventions intersect. Unique in their formal simplicity and notable for their frequent use of humour, his works engage in a lively dialogue with the traditions of Minimalist sculpture and Conceptual art of the 1970s. Hein’s works often feature surprising and captivating elements which place spectators at the centre of events and focus on their experience and perception of the surrounding space.

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Katharina Grosse

Katharina Grosse (b. 1961, Germany) h Read more...

Katharina Grosse (b. 1961, Germany) has gained international reputation mainly with her large-scale site-related paintings, where she sprays unmixed colours directly across any kind of materials, across objects, interiors, entire buildings or even landscapes.

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Martin Creed

Martin Creed (b. 1968, UK) graduated Read more...

Martin Creed (b. 1968, UK) graduated from the acclaimed Slade School of Art at University College London in 1990, and in 2001 he won the prestigious Turner Prize with ‘Work No. 227: The lights going on and off’. His work includes films, installations, paintings, theatre and live-action sculptures.

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Monster Chetwynd

Monster Chetwynd (b. 1973, UK) is kno Read more...

Monster Chetwynd (b. 1973, UK) is known for her exuberant performance pieces, featuring handmade costumes, props and sets. Chetwynd describes her work as ‘impatiently made’, often reusing everyday materials that are easy to process and use by the many performers she invites to participate, emphasizing the notion of collective development that informs much of the artist’s work.

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Nico Vascellari

Nico Vascellari (b. 1976, Italy) live Read more...

Nico Vascellari (b. 1976, Italy) lives and works in Rome. His work is constantly bridging between diverse and heterogeneous mediums, such as performance, sculpture, video art, large multimedia bodies of works mainly investigating on the relationship between nature and men.
His approach aims to reach and entangle with hybrid social layers, always meaning to stimulate a dialogue between his art and a varied range of audience.

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Tania Bruguera

Tania Bruguera (b. 1968, Cuba) is an Read more...

Tania Bruguera (b. 1968, Cuba) is an artist and activist whose performances and installations examine political power structures and their effect on society’s most vulnerable people. Her long-term projects have been intensive interventions on the institutional structure of collective memory, education and politics.

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Tosh Basco

Through performance, photography and Read more...

Through performance, photography and drawing Tosh Basco (b. 1988, USA) mitigates the space where language, representation and becoming exist as seemingly discrete entities. Her improvisational movement-based work under the name boychild arose from the underground drag scene in San Francisco. She is co-founder of the collaborative entity Moved by the Motion with Wu Tsang and collaboration remains a vital aspect to her work.

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M.M.S. (Much.More.Shit.) is a tribute to the 1968 mail art project S.M.S. (Shit.Must.Stop)

Through the creation of M.M.S., Creator Projects aspires to continue the key ambition of the original S.M.S. project in making art widely accessible. Founded by NYC artist, collector and art dealer William Copley and artist Dimitri Petrov in 1968, S.M.S. was a magazine hybrid providing subscribers with a selection of high-quality artworks at a low cost. Delivering art through the mail provided the possibility of making contemporary art widely accessible to people at a low cost. The founding concept of S.M.S. was egalitarian and the featured artists, whether celebrated or relatively unknown at the time, were presented and paid equally.  During its 10 months of activity, 6 issues were published and more than 70 original artworks were produced, including works such as; Lil Picard’s  Burned  Bow  Tie;  a  half-burned, polka dotted bow tie, and Bruce Connor’s Legal Tender;  an imitation of the American dollar bill. S.M.S. featured artists such as Man Ray, Meret Oppenheim, Richard Hamilton, Marcel Duchamp and Bruce Nauman, among others. See examples on former works of S.M.S. underneath, currently in the collection of MOMA.

To keep up to date with Creator Projects news and behind-the-scenes content relating to M.M.S., follow @creatorprojects.

Christo (Javacheff, Christo 1935-2020): Store Front from S.M.S. No. 1, 1966-67, published 1968. Offset lithograph with Mylar collage additions, folded sheet 10 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. (27.4 x 17.1 cm). Publisher: The Letter Edged in Black Press, Inc., New York. Edition: 40. Gift of Carol O. Selle. Acc. no.: 460.1977.1c. New York, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). © 2021. Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence.
Oldenburg, Claes (b. 1929): Unattendable Lunches, from S.M.S. No. 6, 1968. Artist's book, offset printed, page (each): 8 7/16 x 5 7/16 in. (21.5 x 13.8 cm). Publisher: The Letter Edged in Black Press, Inc., New York. Edition: 40. Gift of Carol O. Selle. Acc. no.: 460.1977.6e. New York, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). © 2021. Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence.
Conner, Bruce (1933-2008): S.M.S. No. 2, 1968. Collaborating artists: Clovis Trouille, George Reavey, Bernard Pfriem, Meret Oppenheim, Lee Lozano, Ray Johnson, Alain Jacquet, Marcia Herscovitz, Nicolas Calas, Marcel Duchamp. Journal with eleven special edition projects. Various dimensions. Publisher: The Letter Edged in Black Press, Inc., New York. Gift of Carol O. Selle. Acc. no.: 460.1977.2a-k. New York, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). © 2021. Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence.
Cage, John (1912-1992): Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse) continued 1968, from S.M.S. No. 4, 1968. Artist's book, page (each): 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (19.1 x 13.4cm); book: 7 1/2 x 5 3/8 x 3/16 in. (19.1 x 13.7 x 0.4 cm). Publisher: The Letter Edged in Black Press, Inc., New York. Edition: 40. Gift of Carol O. Selle. Acc. no.: 460.1977.4d. New York, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). © 2021. Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence.
Young, La Monte Thornton (b. 1935) and Zazeela, Marian (b. 1936): Two Propositions in Black from S.M.S. No. 1, 1968. Offset lithograph, folded sheet 9 15/16 x 6 in. (25.3 x 15.3 cm) composition 8 1/16 x 21 15/16 in (20.5 x 55.7 cm). Unfolded sheet 9 15/16 x 23 15/16 in. (25 x 60.8 cm). Publisher: The Letter Edged in Black Press, Inc., New York. Edition: 40. Gift of Carol O. Selle. Acc. no.: 460.1977.1k. New York, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). © 2021. Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence.
Conner, Bruce (1933-2008): Legal Tender, from S.M.S. No. 2, 1968. Thirty double-sided offset lithographs wrapped in paper band, sheet (each): 6 1/8 x 2 11/16 in. (15.6 x 6.8 cm). Publisher: The Letter Edged in Black Press, Inc., New York. Edition: 40. This is copy number 24. Gift of Carol O. Selle. Acc. no.: 460.1977.2c. New York, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). © 2021. Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence.
Roth, Dieter (1930-1998): Cards Intended to Accompany Chocolate Bar, from S.M.S. No. 6, 1968. Four offset lithographs in paper envelope, card (each): 4 9/16 x 3 in. (11.6 x 7.7 cm). Publisher: The Letter Edged in Black Press, Inc., New York. Edition: 40. This is copy number 23. Gift of Carol O. Selle. Acc. no.: 460.1977.6j. New York, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). © 2021. Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence.
Watts, Robert (1923-1988): Permanent Parking Decal from S.M.S. No. 4, 1968. Offset lithograph, sheet 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 in. (17.2 x 17.2 cm). Publisher: The Letter Edged in Black Press, Inc., New York. Edition: 40. This is copy number 25. Gift of Carol O. Selle. Acc. no.: 460.1977.4j. New York, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). © 2021. Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence.
Rotella, Mimmo (1918-2006): 6 Prison Poems, from S.M.S. No. 4, 1968. Offset lithograph, folder: 9 1/2 x 6 5/8 in. (24.1 x 16.9 cm). Publisher: The Letter Edged in Black Press, Inc., New York. Edition: 40. This is copy number 25. Gift of Carol O. Selle. Acc. no.: 460.1977.4i. New York, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). © 2021. Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence.
Penrose, Roland (1900-1984): Bush in Hand, from S.M.S. No. 3, 1968. Cut and collaged offset lithograph, irreg composition 10 3/4 x 6 15/16 in. (27.3 x 17.6 cm); irreg sheet 10 3/4 x 6 15/16 in. (27.3 x 17.6 cm). Publisher: The Letter Edged in Black Press, Inc., New York. Edition: 40. This is copy number 22. Gift of Carol O. Selle. Acc. no.: 460.1977.3h. New York, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). © 2021. Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New. York/Scala, Florence.
Riley, Terry (b. 1935): Poppy Nogoods All Night Flight (The First Ascent), from S.M.S. No. 3, 1968. Multiple of audio tape in box with collaged offset additions, box: 5 3/16 x 5 1/4 x 9/16 in. (13.2 x 13.4 x 1.4 cm). Publisher: The Letter Edged in Black Press, Inc., New York. Gift of Carol O. Selle. Acc. no.: 460.1977.3l. New York, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). © 2021. Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence.
Weiner, Lawrence (b. 1942): Turf, Stake and String, from S.M.S. No. 5, 1968. Offset lithograph, composition: 6 1/4 × 8 11/16 in. (15.9 × 22 cm); sheet: 6 1/4 × 8 11/16 in. (15.9 × 22 cm). Publisher: The Letter Edged in Black Press, Inc., New York. Edition: 40. Gift of Carol O. Selle. Acc. no.: 460.1977.5l. New York, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). © 2021. Digital image, The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence.