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”
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”
Bruno Cassaglia from Quiliano, a small town in the province Savona, sent a mixed lot of things. He included a text that proved rather enigmatic. It starts with the lines Quanti cieli oltre i cieli posso pensare?Quali altri universi impermiabili?Solo Dio lo sasolosolosolo mi sento solo Translated: How many skies beyond the skies can IContinue reading “A Mixed Lot from Italy”
“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”
This large card is a work of Raphael Nadolny, who lives in the small Polish town of Mosina. The picture shows a catholic priest visiting a jewish cemetery in 1946. Nadolny calls the photocopy with colored gravestones an archeology of culture.
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”
This is once again a cooperative piece, consisting of a watercolor painting and a poem. Together they tell the story of two persons who reciprocally appear in their dreams. By the time you read this, the card should have already reached the Canadian mail artist Awyn.
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”
The postcard from the French mail artist Zack leaves much space fore interpretations. E.g., the text on the right side says: 20h combattimento. La théorie du cygne noir. In English: 20:00 fighting. The theory of the black swan. Other crumbs of text refer to a young conductor and to the story of Tristan and IseultContinue reading “Dadaistic Card”
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”
2021 was, once again, special, insofar as Austria had two covid lockdowns. Hence, a lot of public cultural activities were cancelled. Gerald played a few concerts and held some readings, and they had one opportunity to join forces, with Gabriele reading and Gerald on guitar, mandolin and harps. A highlight was without a doubt Gabriele’sContinue reading “Looking Back”
Arnolfini Mini[e]MailArt is a Hungarian initiative that has been collecting digital mail art since 2008. The current exhibition no.57 is dedicated to doorways. It features – among others – works by Reid Wood (USA), Gülşah Özdemir (Turkey), and Gerald Jatzek (from left to right). Gerald’s Porta Granadina is based on a photo that he madeContinue reading “Spanish Entrance”
What is Mail Art? (2) “Mail art, also known as Postal art and Correspondence art, is an oddball in marketing terms. The whole movement values creating art, but in a sense it insists on not being taken particularly seriously by the established art world.”Xamou Art “La carte postale d’artiste est une œuvre indépendante, elle n’estContinue reading “A Bag of Quotes”
It was a very nice surprise to find a letter from Canada on my return to Vienna. Inside a found a drawing by Awyn in the mail . I looked at it and a poem by Paul Lawrence Dunbar (1872-1906) came into my mind. I only had a vague memory of the text, but whenContinue reading “Night Sky”
Three item were sent to Jean-Philippe Gini in Belgium. He should have already received them. The title of Gabriele’s watercolor painting that you see on this page is chaos. Gerald added one of his pangolin postcards and a poem about a fantasy animal, surrounded by a drawing (or the other way round, who knows).