Mail Art: IMMIGRATION
January 24, 2007
  Thorsten Fuhrmann

Three of the five pieces received from Thorsten Fuhrmann, from Huglfing, Germany. Print and collage. The artist works with maps, as we can see in two of the postcards (above): one is from his series “map” and the other one (#3) is an enlarged copy of a map.

Trois des cinq cartes postales (impressions et collages) reçues de l’artiste Thorsten Fuhrmann, de Huglfing, Allemagne. L’artiste travaille sur le thème des cartes géographiques, comme on peut le voir sur deux des pièces reçues (voir plus haut): l’une fait partie de sa série “map” (carte) et l’autre (la 3ème) est une copie élargie d’un détail d’une carte.

Tres de las cinco postales recibidas del artista Thorsten Fuhrmann, de Huglfing, Alemania. El artista trabaja sobre el tema de los mapas, como lo vemos en dos de las piezas recibidas (ver arriba); la primera, que es parte de su serie “map” (mapa), la otra (la postal #3) es un detalle ampliado de un mapa.
 
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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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