// regarding the current times some of the promoted submission deadlines may be postponed
// some curators may take more time than usual to give you heads notice on received artwork as they may be putting it under quarantine
In June 2022, a booklet on the expressionist poet Alfred Lichtenstein (1889-1914) was published as the 50th booklet of our poetry series VERSENSPORN. We would like to celebrate this anniversary with a special campaign. Tom Riebe published his poem for the expressionist poet Alfred Lichtenstein (“montagmorgen”) on a postcard.
If you want to take part, please have a look at the poem on our homepage www.poesieschmecktgut.de. Contributions (only via snail mail) should refer to Alfred Lichtenstein’s work or to Tom Riebe’s poem for Alfred Lichtenstein.
due date 2022-10-01 // 49 day(s) left for submission
show 2022-11-01 > 2022-11-30
show address Espace des Inventions
submission address E comme Ecriture
| Pré-du-Marché 19
| 1004 Lausanne
What? Does it go through the mail? Do we have the right to send this?! And even that! Mailart with objects always raises a lot of questions and exclamations. I am calling for a singular object. Sort through your cabinets and send me a more or less flat object that might be exposed! Do not wrap it, please!
⚠ The open call is addressed to visual artists older than 18 years, preferably with an education background in visual arts.
due date 2022-11-30 // 109 day(s) left for submission
theme Nature and Humanity
show 2022-02-01 > 2022-11-30
show address Drossu Art Gallery
| str. Lapusneanu 7
submission address str. Vasile Lupu 97, bl.C
| sc.B, ap.20
| 700360 Iasi
Indeterminate States is a series of exhibitions and projects aiming for gathering visual artists from different backgrounds. It initiated with an exhibition as the result of a spontaneous cyanotype workshop in Porto, Portugal, in 2020, and ever since its main objective is to bring together various visual approaches starting from technique, interpreting a subject, or exploring a specific aspect. Through Mail Art, being constraint by the format of the works, Indeterminate States 5 is looking for single color-based images, regardless of technique (although digital approaches are very welcome). Depending on the number of works received, the team will install the postcards altogether in a polyptych, at the beginning of the year 2023 (@ Drossu Art Gallery in Iasi).
We are currently working on funding for the project, we hope to be able to edit a catalog with all the participants. However, if not printed, all the participants will receive an electronic version of the catalog.
As a starting point for this 5th chapter, I invite artists to reflect upon the concepts of humanity, identity, and the importance of nature. Every interstice and nuance of the mentioned themes are open for representation.
do consider what [e]mailart is and could be. consider what's the difference between merely sending a simple attachment or image as an email body or otherwise sending a real piece of art that uses all the capacity of what embodies the digital world and the ancient email technology and protocols.
alternatively, you may also submit some words, your point of view on the matter, or even an essay regarding the "digital world vs mailart vs [e]mailart vs art".
any questions regarding the open call should not be sent to us by email as they won't be replied to.
thanks for your contribution. all valid [e]mailart will be gathered and presented primarily on its digital form and support and eventually within a catalog.
for more open calls, please head to www.mailart.pt and check all documentation available.