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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.
SELFIE SEARCHING FOR IDENTITY
For this event, the Spazio Ophen Virtual Art Gallery in Salerno will organize from 13 December 2018 until 30 March 2019 a virtual international collective exhibition as an international event, with the relative press release, the critical text and the communication of the exhibition to the most important magazines. art, newspapers and contemporary art sites. The exhibition will then be archived and can be visited permanently in the "exhibitions held" space of the Salerno Virtual Gallery.
The Postman on the Postal Route
Communication is the fundamental tool that tells the story of humanity.
Our homages to the POSTMAN, that for long distances and times is our messenger, Mercury of the Gods.
For more than 100 years, great artists already communicated informally by the Post Office. Normatized in the sixties, Mail Art / Postal Art, is a pioneer of the exchanges of the current SOCIAL NETWORKS.
The Courier is a Cultural Heritage, for its seal, its history, for the memory and affection stamped in the hearts of men. It must be preserved even in times of virtual connections, for correspondence is a basic necessity for the development of civilizations.
what's wrong with my city
Link will be available after exhibition. Please, include your email so we can send you the link later.
Errors, Fakes, and Oddities
International Women's Day
Onward! Anything & Everything
ARTLIFE is the pre-eminent mail art publication founded by Joseph Cardella
Hate Mail? for ya Fat F#ck
Fellow artists, be aware that although this website deals with sensitive subjects that should concern all of us... please be alerted that it may contain language and imagery not suited for all humans.
On previous curated mailart and artbymail open calls we've dealt with similar content... at "desAMORes" (www.desamores.yzonk.com) we've worked around the concept of unmatchable loves and at "QUEIXA-TE" (www.queixate.yzonk.com) I've asked artists to complain about whatever subject they weren't pleased with. At the present open call, entitled "Hate Mail? for ya Fat F#uck", I'm getting in touch with artists and asking them to give their support to fellow artists that continually see their artwork being censored again and again. These censored artists are exposing severe situations of our present lifetime, touching subjects considered triggers that are listed on international trigger lists, but they are indeed helping us out by means of expressing themselves through art that creates awareness about these matters. "Ignoring it won't make it go away" is the concept above all.
I'm just fed up that remarkable artwork is being censored because of its theme or, even worst, because it simply presents nudity.
It is not uncommon for us to miss flagging content that might be identified as triggering. Perhaps the trigger seems suitably mild to you and you believed it didn’t need to be flagged or it simply seems silly. Or maybe you are just dealing with a snowflake.
Snowflake is a term for someone that thinks they are unique and special but really are not. It gained popularity after the movie "Fight Club" from the quote "You are not special. You're not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else." Began being used extensively as a putdown for someone, usually on the political left, who are easily offended or felt they needed a "safe space" away from the harsh realities of the world, but now has morphed into a general putdown for anyone that complains about any subject.
Nowadays there are so many people being triggered by somewhat reason that it became too common to have artists creations being reported and consequently censored on networks such as Instagram and Facebook. It seems that we regressed to past times when clothes had been ordered to be painted and sculpted over artwork, but now through the use of pixels and black bars. I do hope that through this open call, we do start to freely start to talk about these subjects/problems and stop being a prude.
I'm not promoting illegal actions nor soliciting illegal content but ignoring it won't make it go away.
It was already proved that talking about these subjects do trigger some folks since this open call was targeted of censorship by fellow artists.
So, to confront this matter, all submitted artwork should deal with the offensiveness of itself, or nor, in some sort of way or approach/discuss/deal with these issues. Work with the common trigger warnings and freely express yourself through art.
Only similar content, to the following list, will be considered valid and used on the exhibitions: abuse (physical, mental, emotional, verbal, sexual); animal cruelty or animal death; blood; child abuse / pedophilia / incest; classism; death or dying; depiction of pornography (including child pornography); eating disorders, body hatred, and fatphobia; excessive or gratuitous violence; homophobia and heterosexism; incest (including any and all elements of romantic or sexual relationships between family, tonal in theme, though, or activity); Islamophobia; kidnapping and abduction (forceful deprivation of / disregard for personal autonomy); mental illness and ableism; miscarriages / abortion; needles; pornographic content; pregnancy / childbirth; racism and racial slurs; rape and sexual assault; self-harm, and self-injurious behavior (self-harm, eating disorders, etc.); sexism and misogyny; sexual assault; suicide; transphobia and transmisogyny; violence; …
IV International Avilés Mail Art Exhibition
Real or imagined, scary or fairy tale, monster or mouse? What does dragon look like?
Non-figurative Mail Art Call
8th Egg Project 2019
Similarly to the previous years, the entire collection will be donated to the Budapest Stamp Museum where – by the way – you can find the most stamps in the world. Since they just established their mail art section therefore these mails and postcards will be kept for the after-world and can be seen any time during opening hours.
Can art save the world?
"Leonardo da Vinci 500 years after his death" for TRAXPO' 2019
TRAXPO' wants to be a translation / transliteration between different artistic fields and was born in 2014 from an idea by Giancarlo Padovani, completing with a collective exposition of visual languages in an artistic transpositions path.
An artistic call by invitation that in the last five editions has seen the alternation of national and international authors obtaining broad consideration from the mass media. It is set up every year in the month of May in a creative and dynamic space made available free of charge by the independent bookshop "Moby Dick" in Faenza.
For the sixth edition of May 2019 TRAXPO' opens to mail art for an intuition of Monalisa Valmori and the collaboration of Roberta Savolini with an invitation to transpose the genius of Leonardo da Vinci in a postcard drawing from every field of his vast production both artistic and engineering, inventions, aphorisms , quotes ...
14th Edición del "Salón Internacional de Arte Postal en Homenaje a El Libro 2019"®
I International Biennial of Mail Art Zeca Afonso
The theme chosen for the I International Mail Art Biennale Zeca Afonso, organized by the José Afonso Galiza Association (AJA Galiza), focuses on minoritized languages. This should be understood as a term which refers to a language which has been marginalized, persecuted or even prohibited at any time in history, which implies a cut in its use and different problems to its conception as a useful element or as identifier of a collective reality.
Minoritized languages and minority languages are not the same, since the latter only refer to a lack of users. Minoritized languages, however, have seen restricted their possibilities of social use. That is to say, minoritized languages cannot be used as main languages in concrete uses, in comparison to the large possibilities of using that characterize a dominant language. In addition, minoritized languages tend to suffer unilateral bilingualism of speakers, which means that, in practice, these people have in their repertoire the language of their own and even the dominant language, but generally not on the same level. The minoritized linguistic community thus becomes a subset of the dominant and therefore is subordinate to the dominant community and thus is perceived. Works sent to the I International Mail Art Biennale Zeca Afonso should reflect any aspect of this conflicting reality.
The decision to choose this topic has to do with the very reality of Galicia, whose own language is lessened by the pressure of Spanish despite having a great development in the Portuguese speaking countries of the five continents. However, since AJA Galicia, we encourage you sending works that reflect other situations in other parts of the world, being aware that it is a problem that threatens other languages all around.
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.
La Saison 2018/2019
Postmodern is the name given to the understanding that emerged as a criticism of modernism after 1960. The most important feature is the ”eclectic“ structure that we can describe as ”eclectic En. Postmodernism can be defined as an area of freedom that does not recognize rules and boundaries in art.
”Everything has a beauty but not everyone will see in
6x6x2019 - The International Small Art Phenomenon
Support Contemporary Art in Rochester, NY!
Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) is a venue for the exchange of ideas and a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) that was founded in 1977. As a center for thoughtful contemporary art, RoCo provides unique encounters for audiences and extraordinary opportunities for artists. Your 6x6 purchases support our contemporary art programming throughout the year. Thank you!
Fluxus and Gay Pride
1824: German Immigration in Brazil
No to censorship of human body in social media
If you’ve ever were in situation, when your work was censored in any social media: facebook, Instagram, twitter, flickr, 500px, tumblr or any other social platform. If you’ve ever had your art removed because the content wasn’t ‘appropriate’, if an institution where you studied silenced your work for any reasons – then your work is worthy of being exhibited in our exhibition.
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!
past, present and tomorrow
The artwork must include, something textile related, as for instance: tissues, buttons, thread , lace, embroidery, etc ...
The 10th Anniversary Edition of A BOOK ABOUT DEATH
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.
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.
Bauhaus 100 years (1919-2019)
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
MOTHER story in a box, a frame
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.
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.