30 August 2008


Collage has been at the forefront of the digital revolution, if not for the final results, then for the method, a way of mixing images and texts via computer manipulation. Like music sampling (hip hop and rap), multiple sources can be "glued" together to create something extremely new and strange. The dadaists seized on the methods employed by Picasso and Braque, and the surrealists made a living out of collage to great and what appears to be everlasting effect. It can be argued that collage is perhaps the preeminent art method of the 20th and 21st centuries. Modern masters like Joseph Cornell and Ray Johnson created some of the most memorable collages, with the later extending his signature methods into pretty much all aspects of his life and art.

Just out is the new fat volume on the subject by Black Dog Publishing / UK : Collage Assembling Contemporary Art. With known experts Sally O’Reilly, Ian Monroe, David Lillington and John Stezaker among the contributors, the hardcover 240 page color book retails for £35.00.

According to Black Dog Publishing: "Collage: Assembling Contemporary Art is a striking and authoritative survey of the history of collage, from its origins through to the work being produced by artists today.

With contemporary artists reclaiming the form, collage is flourishing. From the traditional ‘cut and paste’ method through to digital, three dimensional and installation work, and in the incorporation of contemporary concerns such as environment and commercialism, collage is experiencing an exciting renaissance.

First gaining popularity in the early 1900s, with such pieces as Picasso’s The Dream in 1908 and Still Life with Chair Caning in 1912, collage has proliferated though the ages. From figures such as Kurt Schwitters, to works by the Constructivists, Dadaists, and Surrealists, to 1960s and 70s Pop Art, the form has branched out into a myriad of fine art practice that encompasses assemblage, montage, and décolage. Collage draws together the work of influential artists to contextualize the art being produced today.

Collage features the art of such internationally acclaimed artists as Picasso, Schwitters and Ernst, Hannah Hoch, Marta Rosler, John Stezaker, Richard Hamilton, Layla Curtis, David Salle, Eduardo Poalozzi, Javier Rodriguez, Robert Rauschenberg, David Thorpe, Fred Tomaselli, Matthew Rose and many more.

29 August 2008


Mail Art Exhibition: Two Worlds

For its first fall exhibition, Atelier Deux Mondes in Metz France will host a mail art exhibition under the theme “Two Worlds”. All contributions corresponding to the theme will be shown in an on-going exhibition which opens in October 2008. Selected artworks will also be shown on the gallery blog from October 2008 to April 2009.


All work must be in black and white. (Grey-scale)
Size: No larger than 13 x 18 cm. (5 x 7 inches)
Postal cards & Art envelopes only please.
No e-mail submissions accepted.
No packages can be accepted. No works will be returned.
This is an on-going exhibition, but to be included in the inaugural exhibition and opening events, your artwork must arrive before October 15, 2008.

If you have any additional questions, you are always welcome to email: deuxmondes@ymail.com.

Atelier Deux Mondes
1 rue du pont des Roches
57000 Metz

We hope you'll join us!



This pretty much says it all, don't you think? Andrew Sullivan at The Atlantic also posted this poster. Thanks Andy W for your McGovern (1968) poster.

Feel free to send it to a friend, blog it, post it, print out a few hundred copies at your local photocopy place – especially if you're in Denver or Minneapolis-St Paul.

27 August 2008


March 1st, 2009

Trisolini Gallery

What makes me feel nostalgic?
Why is it important for us to record our personal memories?
As a society should we rely on history to document and remember our collective memories?

Dawn Stechschulte
483 Richland Ave. Apt. B
Athens, OH 45701

21 August 2008

Ray Johnson Project

Here enclosed the invitation to the mail art project "RAY JOHNSON AND MAIL ART".

All the best

Anna Boschi

20 August 2008

Change Through Art

A friend of mine is the director of a non-profit organization called ART180 and they have a really terrific fund raiser going on. I recently spoke with her she thought it'd be great if people sent in art work even if they couldn't donate money. All work will be exhibited. Check out their site: ART 180
The theme is: How can I make my community a better place.
Size: 2.5" x 6.10" (6.5 cm x 15.5 cm)
medium: any
deadline: 10.10.2008
send to: ART 180
0 e. 4th street, studio 56
RICHMOND, VA 23224 usa

You can see some recent entries here.

Zebra Project - Netherlands

Mail Art Call Zebra

Send us your mail-art about the zebra.
Free size, technique & medium.
Postal mailart only.
Please include your name, age, address & e-mailaddress.
No deadline, ongoing project.
First exhibition october 2008.
Documentation & mailart to all.

Mail-artgroup Zebra
Hongarenburg 447
2591 VS Den Haag


19 August 2008

Creatures and Monsters

Deadline: 31st October 2008
send to:
Orfee Swerts
Stadsbeemd 24
3545 Halen

17 August 2008

Project in Canada.

Hello !!!

This is Canada writing !!!

I am the founder of a newly-created independant artist center and Currently organizing a Mail Art exhibit. I have received postcards from France and USA, which gave me the idea to extend it international. The Mail Art community is international, creative and very much alive. And Free !!!

All one needs is to create an original homemade postcard. There is no imposed theme and one can use paint- drawing - computer art - visual poetry - collage - 2D or even 3D...anything goes so let your creativity go Free !

I have attached to this email further informations.

Please, spread the word !!!

THANK YOU !!! Chantal Laurin



Rawdon, province of Quebec, Canada