What is Mail Art?
Mail art (also known as postal art and correspondence art) is a populist artistic movement centered on sending small scale works through the postal service. It rose from a network of artists, composers and designers noted for blending different artistic media and disciplines in the 1960s. Mail art has since developed into a global movement that continues to the present.
Mail Art: Delivery System
We asked artist and Hope Art Professor, Billy Mayer, to curate this challenge and to help us give mailed art a twist. Delivery System was conceived.
The challenge is to make the conveyance the artwork. No packages will be opened. The package is the art. It is as simple–or as complicated–as that. Send postcards, envelopes, boxes or bowling balls that are gorgeous, crazy, subversive, intricate, satiric, dazzling, atmospheric or just create a piece of art and stick a stamp on it. As long as the post office will take it, you can send it!
We will curate an exhibition of what we receive in our Lievense Gallery from January 19 – February 24, 2017.
Cash awards will be given for three awards: Mailman’s Nightmare, the “Jerry Saltz” Award for High Art, and Curator’s Choice. Awards will be given at the opening reception on Thursday, January 19 from 6 to 8 pm.
How it works:
Send your Art to:
Holland Are Arts Council
150 East 8th Street
Holland, MI 49423
You may include the following on your package OR remain anonymous:
Title of work: