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IS THERE A MONK IN YOU?
In our municipality of Alphen-Chaam still exists the remains of an old and the only Commandery in the Netherlands of the Knights Templars, a monks order dating back to the Middle Ages; they were crusaders. The inhabitants of our region were liable to a monastery of yet another monks order, 50 kilometers away. The monks had a predominant role in life in the past times. They managed the lands, they built the monasteries, the churches and the hospitals, protected the pilgrims, farmers and the citizens. They made the rules, wrote the books. They preceded in the rituals of spiritual life and were the guards of civilization and morality. Throughout the world and in all religions and civilizations are people like our monks. Both men and women. Even in each human being lurks a monk, a moralist, a dedicated person and with the desire to live in peace and regularity, occasionally in the seclusion of the surrounding world. There is also being mocked with this misunderstood eccentrics. For example, in the works of Hieronymus Bosch many a monk and saint are represented, for good and for evil. Antony in temptation, John as a scholar and writer, a flying monk, a drunken monk, etc. Not every monk was a good guy, not every bad guy was a monk.
As part of that project, Ric Kasini Kadour is curating the exhibition “Structures” that introduces contemporary art into the landscape and buildings of Rokeby. “Structures” repurposes historic spaces as platforms for contemporary art and asks the viewer to contemplate the role that structures play in shaping our experience of the world and how structures can inform and shape the experience of others. All of the work in the exhibition reflects, responds, or contrasts with structures on the site.
We ask that artists send a work that reflects or responds to their home or a building in their home community. We envision postcards from artists visiting the tourist cabin bearing messages from home.
La Escupida: El arte de arrojar los despojos
When we will stop being normal to just be / V Convocatória de Arte Postal
This phrase brings us the old theme of normalization x madness, updating certain confrontations so necessary in the contemporary context: How can we not allow such patterns to rob us of the beauty of existence? How to undo the asylums in each of us? How to experience difference as our primordial human condition?
The Nature is an Art
Legends and Myths
What’s Living Under my Bed?
International Postcard Project Exhibition
Consider the themes of belonging and home whether cultural, social, or creative. We want you to share your home with us. This exhibition will present diverse perspectives, including examinations of the land and the urban, industrialized environment and personal reflections on one’s home environment. This theme can be interpreted in any way you think is appropriate. We will only accept original works, no copies, and no ordinary manufactured postcards unless it is over 80% modified by the artist.
10th Anniversary Edition of Ray Johnson's A Book About Death - The Last Waltz
A BOOK ABOUT DEATH is an open, unbound book produced by artists worldwide. Artists are invited to create a “page” in the form of a postcard about death– any aspect about death. Works can be of any design, personal or conceptual, color or black and white.
The original work about death stays with you, the artist. The 500 postcards produced from the work is for the exhibition, and are sent to the museum.
Artists can include any information about themselves on the cards, front or back. There are no age limits, no areas or ideas that are prohibited. The exhibition organizers only ask that you submit good work, worthy of an interesting and exciting page in this global book.
A BOOK ABOUT DEATH takes its inspiration from the late, underground American artist Ray Johnson (1927 - 1995). Ray Johnson’s unbound “book” of the same title was mailed to his New York Correspondence School “students” and included pages in his idiosyncratic style that were funny, sad and ironic “one-page essays” on death. With the A BOOK ABOUT DEATH project, artists are invited to plunge into subject in creating their own pages that score the dramatic final dance of death.
Each artist 's contribution will be displayed at the Islip Art Museum in New York. Visitors will be free to take cards and create their own book about death. As the cards are removed, the exhibition will disappear.
HOW TO SUBMIT
1. Produce an artwork about death. Make 500 postcards and mail the package to Islip Art Museum. All submissions will be accepted if they arrive in time. Artists may produce more than one card design if they wish.
2. Once images are produced, a light-weight jpg should be e-mailed to LUANN PALAZZO, along with the artist’s name, country of origin, and URL (artist web site address) for publication on the blog. This will allow the organizers to archive the works and artist details. Other artists will also be able to visit the exhibition in progress.
You can either produce the cards yourself or upload the file to any number of printers for delivery to the museum. You, as the artist are in complete control of your artwork and cards.
The organizers will not collect cards for the artists. We ask that those visiting the museum only take one set per person, leaving enough for others.
Institutions who wish to have a complete book will have to come to the museum space and get their own pages/cards or assign someone to do it for them. The organizers are not responsible for the cards, but will see to it that all cards received are displayed and available to visitors. The organizers are not responsible for the return of any remaining cards; should there be any remaining cards, these will become part of the Islip Art Museum archives.
Man on the Moon - 50 years
II International MailArt Open Call | Quinta da Cruz | PORTUGAL 2019
Quinta da Cruz - Centro de Arte Contemporânea is located in Viseu, Portugal, and is a cultural space oriented to the exhibition of contemporary art and to the development of artistic practices. It’s a space destined to public enjoyment, culture and leisure, inserted in a green space of excellence and a remarkable biodiversity.
In 2019, Viseu assumed the motto of “National Destination of Gastronomy” and that is why, for this challenge, the theme "Food, Wine & Culture" was selected.
We launch an invitation to artists and all interested in MailArt to send their works, through the Postal Service, and join the 2nd edition of this event. Only works received through traditional mail will be displayed. We look forward for your drawings, collages, stamps and visual poetry, among others, at Quinta da Cruz!
Because life is a right and we all have to enjoy it.
Because every human being has the right to live.
Because we're all the same.
Because there must be no differences.
Because we have to stay human.
Point a Book
Postal Art Exhibition at Akane Workshop
As part of the reopening of the Atelier d'Akané and in the framework of the Open Days of Artists Workshops of Pas de Calais in October 2019, we propose an exhibition of letters in Postal Art.
These letters will be yours :) It's your turn to write to us in any form whatsoever. You will create the exhibition :)
What matters is the envelope that can take the most diverse and original forms :)
You do not have to write a text, or a word . It's really the "container" that counts :). But of course the texts will be read with great pleasure.
WHO IS ANIMAL?
6th Mailart Art Event - Argentina
Happy Birthday 49 + 1 Roberto Scala
draw me your favorite book
Everybody (or almost everybody) has a favorite book. Or an author. Or a book character, poem or quote. Send us your mail art inspired by your literature favorites!
Bauhaus 100 years (1919-2019)
This year is the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, and the UK is exiting the EU. We are planning to create an exhibition of mail art that responds to the theme of 'Falling Walls'.
The theme is inspired by the historical event of the Fall of the Berlin Wall but artists are invited to respond freely to the concept of 'Falling Walls'.
'Falling Walls' is a international mail art exhibition hosted by SVA as part of the project 'Berliner Zeitgeist' in Stroud, England. 'Berliner Zeitgeist' is an extensive Autumn program with films, talks and artist lead events responding to the theme of the historical event of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and how it had so many effects on a personal and international level. This project is also a creative response at a time of critical political transition, in a time of Brexit, to build positive connections between artists and communities across Europe.
Faros que Iluminan el Mundo
I'm not the plastic man
From the infinite universe to the infinite sea, that’s an invitation to all the artists to submerge into the abyss of a magnificent world.We are offering you a very important chance to talk about a problem that plagues the entire planet. The sea is suffocating because of the plastic pollution. Oceans cover most part of our Earth, they’re fundamental for us to survive, they regulate the climate, help the plants’ growth. A surprise is coming from the sea, but it’s a death sentence. We’re all in danger but we can still try to do something. Think about it. WE’RE NOT THE PLASTIC MEN. Fortunately we’re not yet on a boat and closed into a bottle with no escape. Let’s save ourselves from the monster that plastic have became through the years.
Lighthouses that illuminate the World
New York Big Apple V Project
NO ESTAS SOLX, ESTOY CON VOS
Fight your Windmills, Demons & Depressions
6th AMANITA BUNKER
At this 2019’s edition, the Amanita Bunker exhibition returns to the streets of this small village reinforcing the artistic bombings of the previous 2018's edition. Authors are invited to create artwork regarding the requested theme and join the yearly Mushroom Festival.
Amanita Bunker, wears now robes of a fictional political party. The Amanites manifest themselves and demand distinction and promise improvements on the village. In the form of stickers, pins, posters, slogans, political propaganda and other equally ridiculous but serious paraphernalia ... artists are invited to participate by sending works that will eventually be scattered through the streets in the form of propaganda.
"Fires continue to plague the country and our memory is short. When we take down forests or take other actions that can deplete fungal populations, this does not only affect fungi - it ultimately affects Homo sapiens as well. Fungi is an ignored realm, but this kingdom is more important than many of us imagine." -- Nicholas Money
Coffe on the Mountain
Women of Bauhaus
Unveiling the Unspeakable to Awaken Hope: SAY
MOTHER story in a box, a frame
Postcards from wherever you go on holiday or from cities where you are left to die of heat, draw, hack, stick, ... There is no limit of form or intention. We are not critical and we do not make a critical or preference speech: the only complaint can come only from the Post Office itself and from those who work there, which is another reason to explore the rules and, why not, personal tastes.
Tristan Da Cunha is an Island Far Far Away
Send some artwork to create a permanent exhibition on the Island for them and for all who will pass by to visit the Island.
Postal Art Exhibition
VOYAGE - TRIP
Travel in all its forms, real, imaginary or fantastic.
SEA, FIRE & HUMAN / 3 STRONG ELEMENTS OF LIFE & DEATH
The sea, at the same time that it nourishes man, animals and fishes, swallows swimmers, seafarers and migrants who venture into freedom.
The sun, fire in the sky, gives life, but a fire in a tree, can become the hell itself.
Human can be the one who creates life, but with the war, fights and choices, takes it back.
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.
V Convocatoria Internacional de Arte Postal en Avilés