Incredible Permanent Gains: a Celebration of Spam

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The group exhibition Incredible Permanent Gains: a Celebration of Spam is curated by Becky Bolton and Louise Chappell

 and deals with our relation to the anonymous and computer-generated spam-correspondance, with promises such as ”dick stick enlargement” and ”more meds than your grandmother”.

Participating artists:
Becky Bolton
Rupert Burton
Louise Chappell
Jonas Delaborde
Jan Lun Lee
Holly McCulloch
Sandy Smith
Pernilla Rozenberg

The exhibition at KRETS includes sculptures, drawings, murals and video work. A special distro has also been set up, with art related publications and printed matter from Glasgow.

The curators about the exhibition:
The actual definition is defined in the relationship between the sender and the recipient. If the sender has no consideration or care for the recipient, then it is spam. Spamming is the abuse of electronic messaging systems to indiscriminately send unsolicited bulk messages.

SPAM stands for Stupid Pointless Annoying Messages
. Other backronyms of SPAM include:
 Self Propelled Advertising Material // Sending People Annoying Mail // Scanning Probe Array Memory // South Pole Area Manager // Special People Admiring Meteors // Special Parts And More // Serving People And Mankind // Sometimes Parker Amazes Me // Squirrel, Possum, And Mouse // Sentient Paranormal Ameboid Mass // Spooky People Above Me // Standby Potential Armageddon Meeting // Stuff Posing As Meat 


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