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to whom it may concern

work: letterless envelope refers to negative space, evoking the absence of the message.

edition of 90

material: parchment envelope 16 x 11,3 cm, quote typed on an Olivetti Valentine vintage typwriter.  Red metal clip and nails for suspension are included.

Birgit Stulens - to whom it may concern

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  • To whom it may concern is a number of works treating the theme of negative space.  The message seems to be absent or is sabotaged.  The external container is present but what the viewer should attract seems nowhere to be found.  

    Is the viewer swindled as in the tale of The Emperor's New Clothes of Hans Christian Andersen?  Or is it vital to reflect upon the concept of absence, the invisible, the thought

  • Birgit Stulens' hidden world unfolds in the sporadic production of small works, within a concept that occupies her thoughts for years.  As founder of CABINET39, she uses this platform to publicly present these works as a gradually growing series called To Whom it May Concern. Don't take them too seriously.

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