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Hans Hess (1951-2019) was one of the most original artists in the mail-art-network and various projects were started by him.
With your help we would like to create an exhibition for him. It will be shown in our art-cellar in 2021 to celebrate his 70th birthday.
Marlies Steinau, his wife, is looking forward to your email.
Calling for Postal Oddities, Contemporary Curiosities, Unlimited Useless Information, Historical Absurdities and Non-Machinable Mail.
Viseu 2020 - Light, Camera, Action
Quinta da Cruz - Centro de Arte Contemporânea is located at Viseu – Portugal, and was created as a dynamic center for art, culture and identity. It is a cultural space oriented towards the exhibition of contemporary art, to the development of artistic practices, and is perceived as an engine of local artistic promotion. Intended for public enjoyment, culture and leisure, it is integrated into a wide green space of excellence and remarkable biodiversity.
The MailArt Open Call is an annual project that promotes a contemporary art form of expression that emerged as a correspondence exchanged between artists during the 60s and manifested itself as an alternative to the conventional means of art exhibitions on the 70s. It integrates the strategic line - territory and identity, of this space and its relationship with the community and the city, fulfilling the objective of constituting a small format collection.
In 2020, Viseu chooses cinema and photography as motives and expressions of cultural valorization, territorial marketing and tourism promotion, guiding programs and projects under the theme, "Viseu 2020 - Luz, Câmara, Ação" [ Viseu 2020 - Light, Camera, Action ].
Quinta da Cruz – Centro de Arte Contemporânea challenges once again, artists and everyone interested in MailArt to send their artwork through the Postal Service, for our third edition, under the theme "Viseu 2020 - Light, Camera, Action". #viseusemfiltros
We wait for your drawings, collages, stamps, visual poetry, among others, at Quinta da Cruz - Centro de Arte Contemporânea. Only artwork received via snail mail will be displayed.
R i F i o R i R e
Refining is the cultivation of intent, sow a thought, agreeing to the natural rhythm of the season's cycle.
COPY / PASTE
Printing techniques were never far apart from the art world as some might think. Woodcut, typography, silkscreen, lithograph, stencil, rubber stamps, 3D printing, digital printing, ... are a short list of various means of reproduction within our reach that are also explored for their artistic expression. Although some of these media may have arisen purely for the sake of reproduction and others with marketing intentions ... others had arise with a purely artistic vision. However, none of these techniques, sooner or later, escaped artists who use them for creating multiples or for their material expressiveness.
It is therefore with this call and with this question in mind that we invite you to question multiples in artistic creation and printing techniques as expression, either through artworks or written statements.
On our previous curated mailart and artbymail open call and exhibition entitled "Hate Mail? for ya Fat F#uck", we've dealt with similar content as we've shown Claudio Parentela's artwork in the form of digital prints of his own digital collages... in a way raising the question: if physical prints of artwork meant to prevail only among the digital world may or not be considered art? We've also laid out a consonant scheme while presenting rough quality prints from scans of Rachelline Centomo's personal international mailart open call "La Muerte / Mientras la Vida nos Dure" that had happened at Mexico the previous year.
Exhibitions on tour through Portugal are ALREADY confirmed. We'll keep you updated by email. There will be a digital book to be shared and spread around free of charge to all artists and partners.
Mail Art-Call 2021 to 100 Year Joseph Beuys
Burning Of Books
Call for mail art representing the Burning of Books by the Nazis in Germany during May 1933 and also all other demonstrative destruction of books, other writings or objects by fire from the early and middle ages until the 21st century. Never again.
The Envelope as a Continent
II 20VEINTE – of pandemic and other demons
Open mailart call for mailart correspondence to share techniques and inspiration.
LOVE FREEDOM SOLIDARITY
MASK OVER THE MASK
PRINT the mask of Guglielmo Achille Cavellini (Brescia 1914 – 1990), artist also known as GAC, in A4 format.
Apply a surgical mask and complete the work with a preferred artistic technique. Any technique is accepted.
Remember the Future
Remenber the Future
Poste Restante Project
Write a letter 'Poste Restante', to someone in your life that has passed, to the care of artist Ida Sophia and Airspace Projects (Australia). At the exhibition, the letters will be ritually delivered via live performance.
Welcoming a child even if for a short time is always a beautiful love story!
200th anniversary of Fyodor Dostoevsky
Send me your light
Because not everyone carries a light that wants to glow? As an old saying says, no one can delete a light that shines from the inside.
Team of Geese
III 20VEINTE – of pandemic and other demons
Paint Your Own Mail Art Masterpiece
This call is for the second Paint-Your-Own Masterpieces video, to be posted on the project's blog. Submissions are due on December 31 2021, or before, for inclusion in the video. You must start or include the original image of the Mona Lisa paint-by-number in some way - the video experience is meant to be an evolving image so consistency is needed. Pieces that do not include the Mona Lisa paint-by-number will not be included in the video but will appear on the blog, as well as any late arrivals.
I Think About Mail Art
"E" Ambassadeur d'Utopia