Mail Art in the Cloister

The barn of the cloister in Zehdenick (Brandenburg, Germany) is a well known location for concerts, poetry readings and art workshops. June 12 has seen the opening of a museum about the cloister as well as a mail art show. The cloister was founded in 1250 as a Cistercian nunnery. It became protestant in the 16thContinue reading “Mail Art in the Cloister”

Children in the World

Yesterday saw the opening of the mail art exhibition Bambini nel mondo – Children in the World curated by Renata di Palma with works of 57 artists. Part of the event was a presentation of Daniela Minerbi’s fable Gino e Margherita by the artist Sarah Mutinelli. The show runs from 1 to 26 June inContinue reading “Children in the World”

On the Outside

Senza traccia / Without a trace is the title of a mail art exhibition in Casole d’Elsa, a municipality in the Province of Siena in the region Tuscany.  The aim of the show is to draw attention to persons that are isolated and marginalized. The works cover a broad variety of art forms like drawings, photography and poetry andContinue reading “On the Outside”

Bellezza naturale

The mail art call bellezza (beauty) is part of a series cultural and artistic projects named voci di notte (voices of the night) of the echorama A.P.S. association. The theme which includes all the possible meanings of beauty was chosen to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ratification of the World Heritage Convention, adopted byContinue reading “Bellezza naturale”

Speaking in many Tongues

The language school  Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Carabanchel in Madrid was looking for contributions to the theme learning languages. Gerald’s card includes references to four great works of literature: the Odyssey, The Cid, Beowulf and the Finnish epic Kalevala. On the right side is a scan of the colorful confirmation of participation in theContinue reading “Speaking in many Tongues”

Demonology

Back in 2020, when we were confronted with COVID-19 for the first time, most of us were confused and scared. Although we tried to – and most of us did – to approach the pandemic in a rational way, we harbored all kinds of fears related to the virus. The Alianza Cultural para las ArtesContinue reading “Demonology”

A Package to Russia

The Arnolfini Archívum’s challenge no. 58 for Mini[e]MailArt is “packages”. And although this motto leaves ample possibilities for artistic interpretations, I felt that the Russian assault on the Ukraine could not be ignored. This is why: Russia’s supreme Leader Vladimir Putin calls the war on Ukraine a “special military operation”. Thus, he continues the traditionContinue reading “A Package to Russia”

El viaje concluido

La vida de Dante Alighieri era un viajar constante, un viaje inacabado e indeciso entre una nostalgia paradójica por la ciudad de Florencia, que amaba y odiaba a la vez. En el año 2021, se conmemoraron los 700 años del fallecimiento de Dante Alighieri. Es cuando mail art convocó a un viaje imaginario, para dar tributo aContinue reading “El viaje concluido”

About Kids

Children in the world is the theme of an Italian mail art project, organized by the cultural association Kunst Grenzen – Arte di Frontiera and curated by the artist Renata di Palma. Gabriele took part with a watercolor painting named bambini. When asked about the background of her work, she says that children need anContinue reading “About Kids”

Infierno reciente

“El viaje de Dante. ¿Quién lo ha visto? fue una convocatoria de arte correo organizada por el Grupo de Tartarugacorreo y Stella Maris Velasco. En Marzo de 2022 llegaron a Argentina 140 obras de artistas de 30 países. La primera muestra, realizada por Maya López Muro, fue expuesta en el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo “BeatoContinue reading “Infierno reciente”

Hungarian Online Gallery

Ervin Zsubori, the mastermind behind Arnolfini’s Archives, is a man for all seasons: artist, photographer, economist, sociologist, journalist, poet and more. In the mail art community he is known for his collections on Arnolfini Mini[e]MailArt. He regularly sends out calls for themed calls. They are quite challenging because the solutions have to fill an areaContinue reading “Hungarian Online Gallery”

Spanish Avant-Garde

The Revista-Fanzine Procedimentum is an annual magazine with contributions in Spanish and English that combines in-depth articles about experimental and avant-garde music with mail art and links to sound and music archives. The 6th edition is dedicated to the oeuvre of Víctor Nubla (1956-2020), composer, musician, writer and visual artist from Barcelona. Nubla is knownContinue reading “Spanish Avant-Garde”

Air in Asturias

The city of Avilés in Spain invited creatives from around the world to participate in the VI International Avilés Mail Art Exhibition, themed El Aire (the air). The exhibition in the Palacio de Valdecarzana features works by artists from 42 nations. It closes on January 14th. In cooperation with the city’s Department of Culture, theContinue reading “Air in Asturias”