☠ Improprio - Networkers against intellectual property
Open Call talks "among other things" about freedom of speech and the sharing of knowledge. Yet the curator is saying that "Any sexist, racist, oppressive content will be destructurated", putting therefore in cause the same common sense he goes against.
// 23 days left for submission
show 2019-06-29 > 2019-06-29
show address Improprio Festival
| North-East Italy
submission address IMPROPRIO c/o Balice
| via Alpignano 12/A
| 10040 Givoletto
Few weeks ago the European Parliament approved the Copyright Directive, a law that impose taxes on content diffusion and set upload filters upfront, opposing thus the natural and free sharing of knowledge.
This is not about ethics or morality: the old lobbyists have found a way to steal from the new social media ones' leftovers, we ain't gonna take sides on this long-beard no-beard-at-all unfair fight.
If this becomes real, we'll have to pay to share networks (link tax, art.11) and someone or somewhat will judge if your uploads match heir "common sense" publishing criteria (upload filter, art.13).
Internet freedom is at stake!
While we all face those risks there are many that, self outcast from mainstream communities, share and edit their way on the solid and the ethereal ones .
To the decadent-ism of whom's filtering and setting knowledge, we oppose a fluxus that is unstoppable, untaxed, unfiltered and uncensored. They just can't control everything.
Copycats, collage artists, mash-uppers, fakes and plagiarism virtuoso's of all countries, unite! Let's celebrate the fusion of contents and the freedom of speech.
eBook Catalog will be distributed online and offline (private, peer-to-peer, pirate box, dead drops... )
curator Stefano Balice
Fluxus and Gay Pride
// 28 days left for submission
show 2019-06-20 > 2019-06-23
show address Sheldon Rose Gallery
submission address Fluxfest Pride Mail
| 501-1555 Avenue Road
| Toronto, ON
| M5M 4M2 CANADA
Censorship is anathema to the Fluxus spirit. However, exhibited works cannot violate Canadian law. Fortunately, the laws protecting artistic freedom of expression are relatively strong in Canada. Basically, anything goes, except child pornography and hate speech. Hate speech includes, "advocating genocide", "publicly inciting hatred", and "promoting hatred".
Given the history of persecution of sexual minorities, the curators are committed to including artworks that may depict or document manifestations of homophobia, provided that such works do not violate the law.
It is illegal to produce, distribute, or possess child pornography in Canada, as such work deemed to be such by the curators, will be destroyed upon receipt.
NOTICE: The curators reserve the right to refuse to exhibit and/or document any submission at their absolute and sole discretion.
show address Museo Mausoleo de Arte de Morille
submission address Museo Mausoleo de Morille
| Ayuntamiento de Morille
| Plaza José Sánchez Alonso, 1
| 37183 Morille, Salamanca
Durante los últimos años, y coincidiendo con la llegada del correo electrónico y los canales cibernéticos, el mail art ha sido sentenciado a muerte en múltiples ocasiones.
A partir de estas sentencias, y dado que no acaba de morir, pensamos que el Mausoleo de Morille podría ser un buen lugar para su enterramiento definitivo, confiando en la resurrección de las almas y el renacimiento posterior en la otra dimensión.
La exposición previa al enterramiento tendrá un formato atípico, con actos rituales, festejos y romería, finalizando con la introducción de las obras en el objeto volante no identificado (de la fotografía) y traslado al cementerio de arte, Museo Mausoleo Morille, perteneciente a Red Museion, plataforma transfronteriza de Museos.
Como acto final y previo al enterramiento se procederá, a través de conexiones del sistema UFO2x24, a agradecer a los habitantes de la galaxia , por los servicios prestados a través de la oficina postal interestelar y el sincero deseo de que en el futuro sigamos colaborando en la otra dimensión. ¡El Arte Postal ha muerto! ¡Viva el Arte Postal!
curator Ibirico (AMAE), César Reglero (TDS) y Domingo Sanchez Blanco (MM), Museo Mausoleo de Morille, Boek861 y Ayuntamiento de Morille
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!
this event has the support of Monsenhor enVide neFelibata and www.mailart.yzonk.com
opening reception » 17.00 > 19.00 FRIDAY August 2nd, 2019
closing reception » 16.00 > 18.00 WEDNESDAY October 2nd, 2019
Only one side of the artwork will be displayed.
Artwork considered obscene or offensive will be excluded.
Submitted artwork will become part of Quinta da Cruz’s mailart collection and might be shown during other future mailart events.
All artists are kindly requested to provide, by email or traditional snail mail, the following information for means of public display: artist > profile picture | name | brief bio | email address | website | address // artwork > title | media details | brief text
All received content will also be displayed on a digital platform.
During the exhibition, there will be a workshop entitled “Dar e Receber” (Give and Receive) were, inspired by the works on display, participants will create objects to be randomly given to visitants.
Artists that do not wish to share their private information, such as name or address, must not include it on the mailart.
You may add to your work the words “SEM VALOR COMERCIAL” in order to avoid any customs delay.
submission address Robot/Detournement
| 3859 Germania St
| Cincinnati Oh 45227
DETOURNEMENT: turning expressions of the capitalist system and its media culture against itself —as when slogans and logos are turned against their advertisers or the political status quo.
…. a variation on previous work, in which the newly created work has a meaning that is antagonistic or antithetical to the original. The original media work that is détourned is somewhat familiar to the target audience, so that it can appreciate the opposition of the new message.
Send the Robot anti-corporate/anti-capitalist/anti-brand/anti-media (…. or whatever you are against) mail art.
All participants will receive an appropriately subversive linoleum block print from The Anti-Robot Inundation Army.
The 10th Anniversary Edition of A BOOK ABOUT DEATH
theme AN UNBOUND BOOK ON THE SUBJECT OF DEATH
// 88 days left for submission
show 2019-09-14 > 2019-11-02
show address Islip Art Museum
| Brookwood Hall
| 50 Irish Lane
| East Islip
| NY 11730 USA
submission address Islip Art Museum
| Brookwood Hall
| 50 Irish Lane
| East Islip, NY 11730 USA
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.
WHEN YOU SEND IN YOUR IMAGES IN JPG FORMAT, SEND LARGE IMAGES (about 300K each; 900 x 600 pixels). THIS WAY THEY WILL BE HIGHLY VISIBLE ON THE BLOG.
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?
Artwork is being compiled into a zine and sold. Artists are given nothing. Curator was inquired and decided to stay unresponsive about this issue.
// 136 days left for submission
show address 4th issue The Introverted Post // book/ebook
submission address The Introverted Post
| PO BOX 132
| Bath, Ohio 44210
The Introverted Post is a quarterly ebook/book of mail-art I receive and send.
Send me your address and I will mail something back or don't and I will Archive your art in the book.
All work will remain anonymous, unless you sign your work or tag it as yours in some way.
Only original work. Submitting your work gives the Introverted Post the right to document, share and distribute your work. Anything that promotes hate, I couldn't show my Grandma or wouldn't pass a fair use test will be excluded.
ALERT: The resulting digital and physical booklet will be sold and even the submitting artist will have to pay for it.
The First Volume of The Introverted Post is set to Release Oct 31, 2018. It will document the sending, and receiving of mail-art by The Introverted Post.
show address Miscaros - Festival do Cogumelo 2019
| Alcaide, Fundão
submission address ZETAVARES #AMANITABUNKER
| AV ENG ADELINO AMARO DA COSTA 813 A2C
| 3460 592 TONDELA PORTUGAL
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
We do ask you to add somewhere on the artwork the hashtag #AMANITABUNKER.
show address Médiathèque Café des Chiens
| Place Victor Gat
| 21330 Laignes
submission address Médiathèque Café des Chiens
| Place Victor Gat
| 21330 Laignes
Works received will be exhibited progressively as an installation. A photo gallery is being created and will be visible on the Internet soon. A response with photos will be provided to each participant by postal mail.