An international mail-art and artist books project.
Curator - Mikhail Pogarsky
Concept: In the 60s mail art developed a separate art direction and at the same time there was a growth of interest tin the artist’s book. Mail art and artists’ books of that time developed in the wake of a protest movement against the commercialisation of art and the dictatorship of the gallery system. Most mail artists of the 60s workedwith the artist’s book format as well.
Some years ago, these two areas occupied separate niches in contemporary art, but the point of intersection between them, of course, remains.
Development of a dialogue between mail art and the artist’s book is the aim of this project.
Practice: The artists create a mail-art message, dedicated to the artist’s book, or vice versa - make an artist’s book dedicated to mail-art. All sizes, all techniques
The project will be presented at the 8th Moscow International Artist’s Book Fair (Moscow, Central House of Artists, 28/11-02/12/2012)
Documentation: Pages of website: www.pogarsky.ru
Deadline: September 1, 2012
Address for postal correspondence:
ul. Lenina, 31-32, Krasnogorsk,