Mailart & ArtByMail // open_calls & exhibitions repository
// MARCH 9, 2020 / WHO - Word Health Organization
?How long does the virus survive on surfaces?
"It is not certain how long the virus that causes COVID-19 survives on surfaces, but it seems to behave like other coronaviruses. Studies suggest that coronaviruses (including preliminary information on the COVID-19 virus) may persist on surfaces for a few hours or up to several days. This may vary under different conditions (e.g. type of surface, temperature or humidity of the environment).
If you think a surface may be infected, clean it with simple disinfectant to kill the virus and protect yourself and others. Clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, or nose."
?Is it safe to receive a package from any area where COVID-19 has been reported?
"Yes. The likelihood of an infected person contaminating commercial goods is low and the risk of catching the virus that causes COVID-19 from a package that has been moved, travelled, and exposed to different conditions and temperature is also low."
// MARCH 4, 2020 / CDC - Center for Disease Control and Prevention
"COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States. (...) It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads."
// MARCH 13, 2020 / UPU - Universal Postal Union
Statement of the UPU on COVID-19 and its impact on postal operations.
// MARCH 13, 2020 / CTT
"Os CTT estão muito focados na atual problemática CoViD-19 e em acompanhar em permanência todas as recomendações das Autoridades, tendo já implementado várias medidas, no seguimento das recomendações da Direção Geral da Saúde (DGS) e em linha com as medidas aplicadas pelo Governo. (...)"
// MARCH 12, 2020 / Canada Post
"(...) When it comes to items in the mail, we can advise that the PHAC and the World Health Organization (WHO) continue to state that there is a very low risk regarding incoming mail items. We are in constant contact with our international partners and are continuing to safely accept international items. (...)"
// MARCH 12, 2020 / China Post
"The USPS passed along the following messages which it received from the UPU concerning the coronavirus and both China Post and Hongkong Post
The designated operator of China (People’s Rep.), China Post, asks us to inform other Union member countries and their designated operators that, in order to prevent the risk of further transmission and spreading of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), China Post has been instructed by the Chinese government to disinfect all mails destined to or transiting via Wuhan at its processing centre."
// February 11, 2020 / UPN - Universal Postal Union
"the UPN - Universal Postal Union said the virus does 'not survive for long on objects. It is, therefore, safe to receive postal items (...).'"
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CORONAVIRUS: MASK’S COMPETITION
Imagine your protective masks against coronavirus. The most delirious, poetic, creative… We’ll post them all in an album on our Facebook page, as long as they are in the textile field.
art in quarantine
theme #artinquarantine #arteemquarentena #coronavirus #covid_19
Following the outbreak of COVID-19 recently declared as pandemic by World Health Organization, and the consequent application of quarantine measures by many countries, portuguese artist collective wr3ad1ng d1g1t5 announces the call for e-mail art / art by e-mail “ART IN QUARANTINE”.
Having in mind the potential of this initiative to constitute a unique and artistic historical archive, as well as its interdisciplinary nature in the promotion of bridges between arts and health, we invite you, during the next 40 days, to send your contribution (textual/visual, sound and/or multimedia), via the following e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Presenting an alternative chain of transmission, this initiative is a laboratory for sharing, reflection and artistic creation on a critical moment in terms of public health, on a global scale, and with visible cultural, social and economic impact for us all.
All contributions will be gathered in a digital gallery hosted by wr3ad1ng d1g1t5 (wreading-digits.com).
The files to be sent cannot exceed 10 MB and must be identified with the respective title (if any), authorship and provenance.
#STAYHOME, #STAYSAFE and #BECREATIVE!
Convocatoria Internacional Escritura DIGITAL ASÉMICA 2020
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