I’m not typically a fan of open calls (uncurated shows tend to attract those who can’t), but I can get behind a solid show concept employing the format. One such case can be seen in A book About Death, an exhibition asking over 1000 artists to produce an unbound book of 500 post cards. Conceived by Matthew Rose, the show couldn’t be more timely; it’s been a big year for death. Not to state the obvious, but Michael Jackson and Farah Fawcett’s death last Thursday gives us all quite a bit to respond to. Art Fag City, however, will take a different track; we’re considering submitting the subscription inserts of now-defunct magazines as our contribution to the project.