The Mail Art Network is an informal global network of artists to whom collaboration, cooperation, and correspondence
without money are far more important than art for arts sake. Participants organize projects among themselves, outside the establishment-filtered art industry. The masterpiece is not a single artwork, but the infinite daily exchange of ideas. Mail Art changes the world, one 'peace' at a time. With great pleasure I announce the reactivation of this blog on March 21, 2011.
Christine Tarantino, "Instant Person 1 & 2", self-portraits with Polaroid Camera for POLAROID MADNESS, project of Franticham, Ireland. On-line exhibit and exhibition Kassel, Germany during the DOCUMENTA 2012.http://wordsoflightart.blogspot.com/2012/02/no-426-instant-person-1-2.htmlExhibition "INSTANT PEOPLE"250 polaroid self-portraits by 175 artists from 22 countries.11.– 23. Juli 2012 Zur Eröffnung der Ausstellung am Mittwoch, dem 11. Juli 2012 ab 19 Uhr möchten wir Sie und Ihre Freunde herzlich in denKasseler KunstvereinWerner-Hilpert-Straße 2334117 Kassel, einladen.
February RED LIPS Project: What is your version for me? Send to:firstname.lastname@example.org or RED LIPS, Box 121, Wendell, MA 01379 USA "Sometimes I need red apple. Sometimes I need redlips."-- Nam June Paik Your RED LIPS art modification will yield online documentation, maileddocumentation, and potential publication. Please include a mailing address withyour submission.
The Christine Tarantino Collection, newest Christine Tarantino art blog started on January 1, 2012. Showcasing selected works from my 20 year collection of works on paper from artists around the globe. http://christinetarantinocollection.blogspot.com/
Mail art is art which uses the postal system as a medium. The term mail art can refer to an individual message, the medium through which it is sent, and an artistic genre. Mail artists typically exchange ephemera in the form of illustrated letters, zines, rubberstamped, decorated, or illustrated envelopes, artist trading cards, postcards, artistamps, faux postage, mail-interviews, naked mail, friendship books, decos, and three-dimensional objects. An amorphous international mail art network, involving thousands of participants in over fifty countries, evolved between the 1950s and the 1990s It was influenced by other movements, including Dada and Fluxus. One theme in mail art is that of commerce-free exchange; early mail art was, in part, a snub of gallery art, juried shows, and exclusivity in art. A saying in the mail art movement is "senders receive," meaning that one must not expect mail art to be sent to them unless they are also actively participating in the movement.
"Observe the light and consider its beauty." -- Leonardo da Vinci (Italian, 1452 - 1519)
"The richest gifts sometimes congregate in one sole person; beauty, grace and talent being united in such a manner that his every action is so divine as to leave all other men far behind him. This was seen and acknowledged in the case of Leonardo da Vinci in whom, to say nothing of his beauty of person, there was a grace beyond expression, and so rare a gift of talent and ability that to whatsoever subject he turned his attention, however difficult, he presently made himselfabsolute master of it." -- Giorgio Vasari
"For me, insanity is super sanity.The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity." ---Jean Dubuffet (French, 1901 - 1985)
"The demand for totally realistic art is an acknowledgment of mental laziness, a refusal of effort, and in the end a debasement of art and of the individual." --Alexander Liberman
"Fine art is that in which the hand, the head, and the heart go together."--John Ruskin