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What a theater!

  • show 2023-12-15 > 2026-07-31
  • ongoing exhibition > 799 day(s) left
  • show address druckmafia.blogspot.com
  • description

    Why this Mail Art-call?

    Quite simply because we love and appreciate theater. We encounter theater every day e.g., in everyday situations or in idioms that refer to it like “All the world’s a stage”, “to get the show on the road”, “to wait in the wings”, “to steal the show”, “What a drama!” etc. So we encounter “theater” in our everyday lives, and often it makes us smile.

    The city of Schweinfurt is one of the lucky operators of a theater building. It is a guest theater and thus offers many different ensembles the opportunity to present themselves to a theater-loving audience through a wide variety of plays.

    There are no limits to the joy of experimentation, which can also be borderline for individual spectators.

    Schweinfurt has a long theater tradition, first documented in 1572 with the performance of “Comedy of the Last Judgment”.

    The venues have changed frequently over the years.

    In 1966, a new theater building opened on Roßbrunnstrasse. It was designed by the architect of Prof. Erich Schellig, with a polygonal ground plan and cubistic superstructures. A large staircase connects the theater building with the Châteaudun Park.

    All in all, the building looks different in all sides.

    Inside we find a piece of art of Gustl G. Kirchner with a turquoise wall in spatula technique; in the staircase Günther Zirkelbach created a relief with cut plasterboards; Prof. Karl Dahmen dedicated himself to the large 130 square meter wall with a dispersion spatula technique. He was an important representative of Tachism. His work is considered a major work of German Informel. The stage designer Trude Karrer designed the hanging light sculpture in the auditorium.

    The indirect lighting in this room is also impressive. Its wal, cover with pyramid bodies shining out of themselves, some of which are gilded, creates a wonderful atmosphere. And so it could go on for a long time to describe our beautiful theater.

    Since 1973 there have been puppet play day, in regularly recurring intervals. Uwe Brockmüller regularly exhibited parts of his puppet collection in glass showcases.

    Thus, one could get an impression of the variety of different puppet theaters — especially in the Asian region.

    Our theater will be completely renovated. For this reason, we started this Mail Art-call. We are curious how and what is perceived as theater and what individuals associate with it.

  • curator Anna Karina Fries
  • info klein.dittelbrunn@freenet.de
  • info druckmafia.blogspot.com
  • kid friendly

  • Mailart: Book of Dead

  • show 2024-01-03 > 2025-02-02
  • ongoing exhibition > 255 day(s) left
  • description

    I'm an admirer of the book of the dead, so I think a book of the same style is needed for MAILART.

    The idea came from recycling a lot of paper that was around the house and this project came about.

    Creating mail art inspired by the “Book of the DeaD” can be a fascinating and creative endeavor.

    The “Book of the DeaD” is an ancient Egyptian funerary text that contains spells and instructions for the deceased's journey through the afterlife.

  • curator Paulo Teles (BroTTas)
  • info brottas@gmail.com
  • info mailartbookofdead.wixsite.com/deadbook
  • kid friendly

  • The Horns

  • show 2024-04-02 > 2024-05-28
  • ongoing exhibition > 5 day(s) left
  • show address Musée de l'Hôtel des Postes de Victoriaville | CANADA
  • info facebook.com/petit.barque

  • (R)EVOLUTION

  • show 2024-04-26 > 2024-12-31
  • ongoing exhibition > 222 day(s) left
  • show address Markgräfler Museum Müllheim
  • description

    For their 50th anniversary in 2024, the Markgräfler Museum and the Markgräfler Museumsverein Müllheim with its art working group are calling on artists to send one or more self-made postcards (so-called mail art) on the topic “(R)Evolution” by post.

  • curator Wolfgang Faller, Frédéric Letellier, Sylvia T. Verwick
  • info akku3@t-online.de
  • info markgraefler-museum.de

  • Dreaming Architectures

  • show 2024-05-01 > 2024-05-31
  • ongoing exhibition > 8 day(s) left
  • show address Portineria di Comunità | Piazza della Repubblica 1/F | 10122 Turin (TO) | Italy
  • kid friendly

  • Italo Calvino - a dreamer in love with reality

  • show 2024-08-31 > 2024-09-12
  • 100 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Galeria ARTHEKA 32 | OSTIA LIDO | ROMA

  • Say it with flowers!

  • show 2024-09-01 > 2024-09-30
  • 101 day(s) left for premier
  • show address 33170 Gradignan | France
  • info artpostal-fleurs.blogspot.com

  • Cultural exchange between BRAZIL and ITALY

  • show 2024-09-20 > 2024-10-03
  • 120 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Biblioteca Comunale | Marcon | Italia
  • description

    What do you think cultural exchange is? How can you visually represent the influences between Italy and Brazil? What exchanges are evident in each culture? What dialogues have been created between the two countries? How do you perceive the influences of Italian immigration in Brazil and the massification of Brazilian culture around the world? The manifestations of art, children's games and play, words, expressions and memories are cultural tools that influence us as individuals. How can this knowledge affect your personal, professional or love life, or your curiosity to travel?

    The curator of this call is Italian-Brazilian, with studies and practices that represent a fragmented society. With past experience in the artistic languages of mosaic and photography, Cris is interested in the role of art as an impact on communities and as a tool for cultural exchange. Her practices include public programs for communities and artistic mediation. Cris proposes this call with the aim of exemplifying the general perceptions of people in her independent Intercultural Education research.

    These works can be used to contribute to studies and exhibitions about relations between the two countries, as well as to illustrate theses and articles.

  • curator Cris Piloto
  • info crispiloto@gmail.com
  • info crispiloto.art/mail-art
  • kid friendly
  • medium collage, drawing, painting, creative writing

  • sharing is a (mild) revolution

  • show 2024-09-21 > 2024-09-21
  • 121 day(s) left for premier
  • show address XIX MENTAL HEALTH WEEK | “SHARING IS A (MILD) REVOLUTION” | SAN LAZZARO PARK | VIA AMENDOLA 2 REGGIO EMILIA | ITALY
  • info laboratoriespressivi.arealas@gmail.com
  • info ausl.re.it/settimana-salute-mentale
  • theme On the occasion of the nineteenth edition of Mental Health Week. The mail art or postal art project offers people from all over the world the opportunity to share their stories and perspectives through a creative and unconventional medium, providing a pl

  • POMO V INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART EXHIBITION

  • show 2024-10-01 > 2024-10-31
  • 131 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Selçuk Üniversitesi Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi | 42130 Selçuklu | Konya | TURKEY
  • description

    As was done in previous periods, a "Postmodern" themed Postal Art exhibition was organized within the scope of our faculty's 25th Anniversary events. This exhibition is open to national and international participants and artists interested in mail art.

    To exhibit the works of people interested in mail art at home and abroad, to contribute to the development of mail art in our country, and to establish artistic ties between people interested in national and international art. We believe that the works in various styles and techniques to be exhibited will contribute to the technical and thematic art education processes of our students.

  • curator Hikmet Şahin
  • info mailartexhibition@gmail.com
  • info mailartexhibition.org
  • kid friendly

  • Birds and Nature

  • show 2024-10-05 > 2024-10-05
  • 135 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Bird Day Comemorations | Rdenção Park | Porto Alegre | Brasil
  • curator Maria do Carmo Both

  • Birds and Nature - COA-POA

  • show 2024-10-05 > 2024-10-05
  • 135 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Parque Farroupilha | Porto Alegre | RS | Brasil
  • description

    COA-PoA was the first Birdwatchers' Club in Brazil and will be 50 years old in 2024! To celebrate, we're launching this Art Mail call with the theme "Birds and nature".

  • curator Maria do Carmo Both
  • info ducaboth@gmail.com
  • kid friendly

  • POETRY IS RESISTANCE

  • show 2024-10-18 > 2024-12-20
  • 148 day(s) left for premier
  • description

    In the scenario of the dystopian landscapes of our contemporary society, thinking of poetry no longer as a simple aesthetic exercise, but as a critical and political tool implies approaching the experimental in a situated and contextual dimension. In this sense, the POSVERSO Biennial is conceived as an appeal to those artists who show a desire to distance themselves from pure formal variations, to venture, on the contrary, to achieve a poetics that enhances critical signs, and that enables reading conditions that dialogue with reality.

    Mail art has a long tradition of political positioning and resistance.

    What can mail art and experimental poetry contribute today to the path of resistance? What are the media and discourses that are deployed to influence the convulsed world we inhabit? To what aspects of our reality is this resistance directed? For Deleuze to think is to resist, and thought is a set of forces that resists death. In our contemporary world, death has multiple faces: forced migrations, wars, poverty, hunger, climate change, inequality of the capitalist system, propagation and rise of far-right political forces. What can poetry do in the face of all this?

  • curator Ruggero Maggi
  • info maggiruggero@gmail.com

  • Rediscovering kindness

  • show 2024-11-13 > 2024-11-13
  • 174 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Martellago library | Maerne | Venezia | Italy
  • description

    Kindness is contagious (Mestre Gentileza), the joy of humanity (Marco Aurelio) and there are multiple benefits to psychosocial well-being. Everyone is invited to celebrate kindness and acceptance of difference, remembering beautiful human attitudes such as empathy and tolerance. Join us in World Kindness Day celebration, after all: What is kindness to you?

  • curator Elisa Rioda, Cristina Piloto
  • info comunita.lavilletta@aclicoop.com
  • info crispiloto.art/gentilezza

  • Free Space to Imagiantion

  • show 2024-12-01 > 2024-12-31
  • 192 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Casa Museo Bendandi | Via Manara, 17 | 48018 Faenza (RA) | Italy
  • curator Dr. Paola Pescerelli Lagorio, Roberta Savolini

  • African Portraits

  • show 2024-12-19 > 2024-12-28
  • 210 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Z'Arts 2024 Festival | Kuyam Baa Art Residency | Ziguinchor Sénégal
  • curator Herve Alexandre, Daouda Dia
  • info hervesfriends@gmail.com

  • kreiseln

  • show 2025-11-08 > 2025-12-07
  • 534 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Galerie Alte Post | Kunstverein Eislingen | Germany
  • info kunstverein-eislingen@gmx.de
  • info kunstverein-eislingen.de/

  • kreiseln

  • show 2025-11-08 > 2025-12-07
  • 534 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Galerie Alte Post | Kunstverein Eislingen | Germany
  • curator Boris Kerenski
  • info kunstverein-eislingen@gmx.de
  • theme kreiseln
  • medium 2D

  • [e]mailart

  • show 2030-01-01 > 2035-12-31
  • 2049 day(s) left for premier
  • show address e.mailart.pt
  • description

    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.

    can a mere attachment be considered a work of art? or should we explore something that resides in the body of the email and is changeable and unique and unable to subsist in any other medium than that?

    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.

  • curator MAILART.pt
  • info e.mailart.pt
  • medium static or dynamic digital artwork that "live" in the environment native to e-mail

  • LEONIART PROJECT MMLVII - "Jump to the future"

  • show 2057-05-07 > 2057-05-07
  • 12037 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Abbazia di S.Bernardino | Genova | Italy
  • description

    The artists have to represent a landscape of their city, country, or any place of the world such as they imagine it will be in 2057. It can be something dystopic, fantastic, a wonderful peaceful landscape full of colors, or simply the same as seen today. It could be prophetic or not.

  • info corra.leoni@gmail.com
  • info leoniartproject.org/leoniartproject.htm
  • medium minimum size of 2000 x 2600 pixels rectangular and horizontal (landscape) proportions will be preferred

  • "E" Ambassadeur d'Utopia

  • show 2067-02-17 > 2067-02-17
  • 15610 day(s) left for premier
  • show address Guivry | France
  • info insomniesetartpostal.blogspot.com

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