September  2010


for immediate release


conceived/created by AARON SINIFT

In these times, everyone needs a 5-year plan.

In this era of awakening and change we see that we can be greater than the sum of our parts.

  1. 5 Year Plan was conceived in honor of Mahatma Gandhi, in response to the need for creative, unconventional solutions to the problems facing the world today.

  1. 5 Year Plan is an international project that joins the creativity of artists, the courage of MSF workers, and the support of art lovers into a sustainable social architecture where everyone wins. 5YP is a benefit for Doctors Without Borders (MSF), a relief organization that provides lifesaving medical care around the world.

  1. 5 Year Plan works in collaboration with Gandhi Ashram Collectives in India.

We commissioned over 1.4 Kilometers of hand spun/ handloom cotton khadi

cloth from village industries collectives near Delhi which help millions of rural villagers survive by sustaining local industries and agriculture. The book is printed on this cloth.

  1. 5 Year Plan is a collection of 30 screen-printed and block-printed artworks by 30 contemporary artists. Contributors include Yoko Ono, Francesco Clemente, Donald Baechler, Chris Martin and Julie Doucet, as well as underknown artists such as Tamara Gonzales, Tim Wehrle, and Pushpa Kumari. The artworks are printed on khadi cloth and bound into a limited edition of cloth books.

  1. 5 Year Plan celebrates and supports an imperiled way of life. The books are handmade at every step by local weavers, printers, and bookbinders in India. The cloth for the books is produced by Gandhi Ashram Collectives,

5YP is published in Jaipur in an edition of 180 copies. 65 copies will be signed by all the artists. All profits from sales of 5 Year Plan go to Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and to fund the next 5YP benefit project. This first 5YP project can raise $25,000+ for MSF.

5 Year Plan is love in action.

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Your purchase of one of these uniquely tactile art collections will support the efforts of dedicated, compassionate people around the world.

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Aaron Sinift     617.571.1215

The 5 Year Plan Book is held in the following collections:

  1. Boston Athenaeum

  2. Stanford University Special      

    Collections Library

  1. Stanford University Art Library

  2. University of Iowa Art Library

  3. Yale University

  4. School of the Art Institute of

    Chicago (Joan Flasch Book