This combination of a watercolor painting and a poem is an addendum to the documentation of 2022. The card was sent to Laura Pintus / Mail Art Sardinia in October. The poem includes a reference to a haiku by the Japanese master Hōjō Dansui (1663-1711): The scarecrow does notdoff his rain hat, not evenfor theContinue reading “Painting & Poem”
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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”
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”
Supplement to 2021
Sometimes things disappear on hard disks. Eventually, they turn up again. This happened to two works of Felipe Lamadrid which reached Austria in June 2021. They were scanned, they were prepared for publication – and then they somehow slipped into the wrong folder. They reappeared a few days ago, and therefore they can finally beContinue reading “Supplement to 2021”
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”
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.
Chaos & More
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).
Art in the Window
Morice Marcuse is the organizer of a mailart exhibition in shopping windows (l’arte va in vetrina) in the Italian town of Carrara under the title Love – Freedom – Solidarity. He invited artists from all over the place to reflect on the theme contextualizing it in their socio-geographical framework. Gabriele and Gerald contributed the jointContinue reading “Art in the Window”
Zwischen 3. und 16. August 2021 fand die erste Mail-Art-Ausstellung auf Naxos statt. Beim Resist Mail Art Festival auf der griechischen Insel konnte man nicht nur Bilder anschauen, man konnte bei Workshops auch selbst tätig werden. Abgerundet wurde das Ganze durch Konzerte mit Conteh Dauda, Laurel Kortinas, Thanassis Koutsonas und MC Yinka. Gabriele und GeraldContinue reading “Bild-Gedicht”
The Chimaera (Χίμαιρα) was an ancient Greek monster. According to mythology it consists of a lion with a goat’s head on its back and a tail in the form of a snake.Similar creatures existed in the beliefs other civilizations as well, e.g. the Indus people and Ancient Egypt. Over time the term chimera has comeContinue reading “Mythological Creature”
Due to corona the exhibition of Gabriele Müller and Eveline Urban in the Gallery Spektakel had to be cancelled. Instead, you can visit a virtual exhibition of their watercolor paintings on YouTube.