25 August 2010

Steal this blog now

Like it says, steal this blog. A sort of dumb tribute to Abbie Hoffman I guess. Post anything you want. Crash it, destroy it. Change the template. Do what you like. I don't care. (Log in: stealthisblognow@gmail.com Password: everybody) Try it. I'm not lying.


Ow, this is a Mail-Art project that only works digitally. We will see how this develops. I will make an advertising on the blog now....

24 August 2010




an International Mail Art Project 2011 dedicated for Peace to the world, west java, Bandung, Indonesia.

Peace for everyone, who ever you are, where ever you are, what ever you are
lets imagine PEACE to encircle the world. inspiring and spreading more !
Thank you for giving PEACE a chance...

Love and Peace ! Evie Satijadi & Toni Antonius


Deadline : 30 May 2011.
Free technique and size. No fees. No jury.
No return.Anything that can be sent
Exhibitions in 2011, SOS Sanggar Olah Seni ( www.savesos.blogspot.com )

information : seniman_s@yahoo.com.sg

Send to :

Evie.S & Toni
Kotakpos 6622
BDCO 40116A
Bandung - West Java

23 August 2010

Ray Johnson

1962-2012 - 50 years of mail art in homage to Ray Johnson from the New York School of CorresponDance

Theme: Please send a sign of renewed adherence, love and gratitude to this "School", to celebrate this important anniversary together.medium/technique: free
No return - No jury - no selection.Exhibition.Documentation to... participants.

Deadline: March 31, 2012
Mailartmeeting Archives
Via G. Tanari 1445/B
40024 Castel San Pietro Terme-BO

22 August 2010

Take care of your planet daily!

I invite you to participate in my project: "How do I take care of my planet daily?"
Free style with the inclusion of the text: "Everyday Ecology"
Size 10 x 15cm or 15 x 15cm
Works will be showed starting November 19th, 2010 at MAC (Canadenses Artists Museum) until November 21, celebrating the International Day of Pure Air.
The Mail Art will be retained as part of the permanent collection of the MAC. This is the first mail art project in the city of Canada de Gomez, Argentina.
Deadline: November 5th, 2010
Send to:
Rosa Gravino
Chacabuco 833
2500 Canada de Gómez


e invito a participar de mi proyecto “Cómo cuido mi planeta diariamente?”.
Técnica Libre con la inclusión del texto "Ecología Cotidiana"
Medidas 10x15 cm / 15x15 cm
Exhibición desde el 19 hasta el 21 de noviembre en celebración del Día Internacional del Aire Puro.
Todas las obras recibidas formaran parte de la colección permanente del MAC (Museo de Artistas Cañadenses). Es el primer proyecto de Arte Correo en la ciudad de Cañada de Gómez
Plazo hasta el 5 de noviembre de 2010
Enviar a:
Rosa Gravino
Chacabuco 833
2500 Canada de Gómez

Ti invito a partecipare al mio progetto "Come prendersi cura del pianeta quotidianamente?"
Tecnica libera ma includi Ecologia di ognigiorno.
Misure: 10 x 15 cm / 15 x15 cm
Mostra dal 19 al 21 novembre per celebrare la giornata internazionale dell’aria pura.
Tutte le opere faranno parte della collezione del Museo degli Artisti Canadiesi. E’ il primo progetto di mail art nella città di Cañada de Gómez.SCADENZA 5 novembre 2010
Enviare a:
Rosa Gravino
Chacabuco 833
2500 Canada de Gómez

13 August 2010

Spaltenstein Project - Germany

Mail art campaign and exhibitions

This is the title of the mail art project of the Gotthilf-Vöhringer School (Department of nursing) in Friedrichshafen and the "International Artist Initiative SPALTENSTEIN-PROJEKT”, which is issued worldwide.
Negative headlines often shape the reports on older/old people in the media. The staff at the elderly and disabled homes often suffer from this image, although they do highly professional work in their institutions. It is therefore the objective of this Mail art campaign and exhibitions, to provide the public with a different picture of the often strange world of elderly people in an artisanal way. The main focus of the campaign will therefore be the participants’ point of view on all facets of age/aging.

What is mail art?

Mail art implies that anyone who is interested in participating sends his/her self-created works of art to the initiator by mail (for free). It is important to know that the work of art remains with the initiator and will not be returned. The initiator is obliged to publish these works and can not obtain a personal profit from it. In addition, the initiator is committed to document the exhibition of the work and accord each participant a brochure/ catalog for free. In opposition to widespread customs in art competitions this campaign/exhibition takes place without evaluation or rating of individual work by others. Therefore all participants are treated equally, from amateur to professional artists. By employing this concept the Gotthilf-Vöhringer-School (Department of nursing) and the "Spaltenstein Projekt" follow the tradition of Ray Johnson (founder of the New York Correspondence School in 1962, died 1995), who first embarked on this path with the idea of international Mail Art.

Desirable is now the participation of artists, such as young and old people, patients, relatives, nurses, doctors and therapists: everyone is most welcome to participate. The entry deadline for the works, which can not be sent by e-mail, is the 31st of October 2010, the format is limited to postcard size (maximum 14x21 cm). We ask the participants to provide us with their e-mail address in addition to their postal address so we can confirm the arrival of their entry as soon as possible.

Two-mail art exhibition venues are already fixed: the “Gotthilf-Vöhringer School” and Gallery “PLATFORM 3/3” in Friedrichshafen. Several institutions in Baden-Wuerttemberg have already signalled their cities’ / town’s interest in a cooperation- either providing independent Mail-art exhibitions or subsequent projects.

For the start-up we have been generously provided with some funds by the Johannes-Ziegler-Stiftung Wilhelmsdorf and we hope to be able to secure additional funding as soon as possible to not only create a leaflet on the exhibition but a professional catalog.

By participating, the artists transfer the picture rights of their submitted works for the documentation and the publication of the exhibitions in print and Internet media to the “International Artist Initiative Spaltenstein-Projekt”.

As usual with mail art, the slogan is: "No profit, no jury, no return.", but instead you get the documentation!

Contact and shipping address:
"International Artist Initiative SPALTENSTEIN PROJECT"
Matthias Brugger,
Unterer Lettenweg 2
88677 Markdorf


12 August 2010

Mail Art Show at BMC by John Held Jr.

Photo: Hazel Larsen Archer, Untitled (Ray in Josef Albers' Class), ca. 1945-1948. Estate of Hazel Larsen Archer and BMC Museum + Arts Center

MC to DiY:
The Continuing Influence of Black Mountain College Artists

(Josef & Anni Albers, Ruth Asawa, Carolyn Brown, Remy Charlip, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Willem de Kooning, Buckminster Fuller, Ray Johnson, Karen Karnes, Albert Lanier, M. C. Richards, Robert Rauschenberg, Kenneth Snelson, Norman Solomon [Mr. Postcards], Marie Tavroges Stilkind, David Tudor, Cy Twombly, Peter Voulkos, et al.)

Mail Art Show Curated with Lecture by
John Held, Jr.

Re-Viewing Black Mountain College 2
A Conference Co-hosted by
The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and
The University of North Carolina at Asheville
October 8-10, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Kenneth Snelson

Send Mail Art to:
BMC to DiY
Black Mountain College Museum
56 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801
Works to remain in BMC Museum archive.

4 August 2010

Article in Broken Pencil - USA/Canada

The Undying Art of Mail

We used to send mail, and there used to be an underground movement of artists who made mail art. Laura Trethewey tracks down the artists who made the postal system an integral part of their work to find out how mail art is faring in the age of the Internet.