12 December 2011

Schooldays in Artlife

MAIL ART CALL Invitation / Reminder

Dear mail art networker,

From time to time the Netherlands are hyped up with the Van Gogh fever. In particular the region where I live is flooded with interest in every spot, where Vincent van Gogh printed his footsteps. Van Gogh was born here, grew up and went to school in several villages around me. With mixed feelings I am happy to be in the eye of the hurricane. No strong whirlings yet in Van Gogh’s schooldays. He attended secondary school in Tilburg. The school is named Koning Willem II College after a Dutch king and in Van Gogh’s days it was located in his former palace. Van Gogh was one of the very few students at the time - from 1866 to 1868 - good marks. Suddenly Van Gogh vanished from the schoolrecords into his wandering life, leaving us behind uncertain. There is only a school photo left with Vincent van Gogh in the foreground.

Is your schoollife traceless in your artlife?

I am a teacher of history of art at this school. Art education at the school where I teach young people is a very old tradition. Van Gogh had his first drawinglessons from my predecessor. In 1990 I based a mail art project on this fact.
I am very proud to be an art teacher in this particular historic environment.

Now I want to reanimate the project


Use or represent an artefact tracing your own schooldays as a basis of your contribution.

Free size. Free medium. No returns
Extended deadline to be received: January 31, 2012
Online galery on the Internet: http://schooldaysvangogh.blogspot.com
Exposition in the QS Gallery of The Museum of Instant Images
and the Koning Willem II College
Documentation to all participants

Send your contribution to:
The Museum of Instant Images
Beckershagen 15 - Chaam - 4861 SE
Pays Bas - The Netherlands - NL

e-mail: mii@colori.nl

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