Mail Art: IMMIGRATION
August 01, 2006
  Roxanne Clark

Roxanne Clark from Louisville, Kentucky has created four collages on cardboard.
Each collage is an homage to her great grand mother who migrated from Germany to the US.
Each of them has theme and a title and eventually a quote.
upper right corner: "freedom of choice, Land of plenty"
lower right corner :"please thank indigenous people" "this is my land, this is your land, from California to the ..."
lower middle: her German great grandma said "someone said the streets are paved with gold there! some are chasing a dream where the streets are paved with gold"
lower left corner: "some are drawn by freedom of speech"

Roxanne Clark de Louisville, KY a crée 4 collages sur cartons.
Chaque collage est un hommage à son arrière grand-mère qui a émigré d'Allemagne aux Etats-Unis.
Chaque collage a un thème, un titre et parfois une quotation.
Coin droit haut:"freedom of choice. Land of plenty."
coin droit bas:" please thank indigenous people" "this is my land, this is your land, from California to the ..."
milieu: son arriere grand-mere allemand dit: "someone said the streets are paved with gold there! some are chasing a dream where the streets are paved with gold"
coin gauche: "some are drawn by freedom of speech".

Roxanne Clark, de Louisville, KY, creó 4 collages en papel cartón.
Cada collage es un homenaje a su bisabuela quién emigró de Alemania hacia los Estados Unidos.
Cada collage tiene un tema, un título y a veces una nota.
En la esquina derecha, arriba, leemos: "freedom of choice. Land of plenty."
En la esquina derecha, abajo: " please thank indigenous people" "this is my land, this is your land, from California to the ..."
En el medio, su bisabuela alemana dice: "someone said the streets are paved with gold there! some are chasing a dream where the streets are paved with gold"
Esquina izquierda: "some are drawn by freedom of speech”


Roxanne Clark
9005 Trentham Lane
Louisville, KY 40242
 
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The Mail Art Call is now finished




MAIL ART CALL

MAIL ART PROJECT 31.12.06/Immigration
Sophie Blachet, director of Art Vitam and Valeria Pouza, independent curator, are seeking Mail Art works for an ongoing Mail Art Project book on the theme of immigration.

The Mail Art Project will proceed in two phases:

Phase One
The Mail Art Project will collect over a period of six months beginning in June 2006, a range of mail art works sent royalty free to be published in book form. Only 100 works will be chosen for inclusion in the book entitled “Mail Art Project 31.12.06/Immigration”.
All works will be, however, exhibited online at http://ganthine.blogspot.com
Deadline for the project is 31 December 2006.
Phase Two
Beginning of January 2007, Blachet and Pouza will choose 100 works received for publication in the book.
Selected artists will be contacted either by regular mail, e-mail or phone by the end of January 2007.

The Details: The Mail Art Project 31.12.2006/Immigration
Theme: Immigration. Coming, going, staying, living, borders, boundaries, legal, illegal… it’s your call.
Format: Anything goes, from postcards, envelopes, to large format works on board and works on paper.
No entry fee.
Works will be juried, and not returned but exhibited and documented online.
Deadline: 31 Dec 2006

The Book
The book will include one full page reproduction of the work with description of the work, name of artist and artist details (in three languages).
Each selected artists will receive a book.
Printer to be announced

If you are interested in participating, please send works to:
Mail Art Project 31.12.06/Immigration
P.O Box 975
Miami Beach, FL 33119 USA

For more information please contact
In English/French: sophie (AT)artvitam.com
In Spanish/ Español: mailart(AT) artvitam.com



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