Preview: Post Mail Art Projekt

Toward the end of twenty-thirteen, I became increasingly interested in mail art. After perusing a couple of books on the topic and concluding brief (albeit scientific) research via the Internet, I was taken. Taken not only by the intrigue of the pieces themselves, but by the potential for marrying art and accessibility, art and activism. That, along with the fun of creating and the flattery of receiving tangible correspondences, led to thoughts, ideas, conversations and collaborations, all of which led to the conception of the Post Mail Art Projekt. Initially, the project began as a Facebook group which encouraged members to correspond creatively via the postal service. As interest grew, the project evolved into a formal call for mail art. Following is a sampling of responses to the call:

via Portland

via Portland

via Roland Halbritter (Germany)

via Roland Halbritter (Germany)

Found (Joplin Public Library)

Found at the Joplin Public Library

via Stefano Fossiant Sini (Italy)

via Stefano Fossiant Sini (Italy)

via Leslie Simpson (Missouri)

via Leslie Simpson (Missouri)

via Robert Ridley-Shackleton (UK)

via Robert Ridley-Shackleton (UK)

Thus concludes the preview. Kindly save the date for the exhibit proper, which is throughout January 2015 in the Post Memorial Art Reference Library in Joplin, Missouri. A special thanks to Leslie, the director of the Post Library, and many thanks to all for your mailings. This is the type of project that is the brainchild of any and all involved, as each entry collected shifts and shapes the scenery. That said, I await your response to the call (through 1 December 2014) at Post Mail Art Project, Post Memorial Art Reference Library, 300 S Main Street, Joplin, MO, 64801. Good day…

 

 

 

 

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