VACATION/SEDATION

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Judging from my shoe box archive, the 1980s was a period when I became aware of the possibilities of postcards as souvenir, method of correspondence, addendum to an event, means of conveying humour or unique points of view, visual oddity and form of advertising.

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The 4 images from Vacation/Sedation reproduced here seem to hit all these buttons.

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These cards derive from a 1983 exhibition at Montreal’s McCord Museum having the same title, which looked at the desires and expectations linked to travel vacations. They live inside an old paper folder designed for holding airline tickets…

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— and do a wonderful job of eliciting the exotic and second rate.

Photos: Bob de Slob

Vacation/Sedation reviewed in the Montreal Gazette

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