The 2010 edition of the Artcontext Calendar marks three decades of calendars from artist Andy Deck. Since the mid-1990s the project has often engaged public participation through websites made by the artist to generate images and texts.
This year’s calendar leverages the recently announced Artistic License site, which lets visitors produce an official-looking ID proclaiming them to be just about anything they can think of. This performative series of images is incorporated into the calendar in both free and printed editions.
Beginning in late December, all the pages will be freely downloadable as PDF files. At present, orders are being accepted for a full-color printed edition at a modest price.
Until December 18, 2009, participation is open, so if you’d like to appear in the 2010 Artcontext Calendar you should visit Artistic License before that date. If you do, and you decide to buy the calendar, your laminated Artistic License will be added to the shipment.
You will not only have a distinctive calendar, you will be a card carrying artist and a participant in a 30 year calendar project begun by the artist in 1979.