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POSTDATA: ESPERANZA RECUERDA Mail Art Collection

Looked like doves The origin of Mail Art is located in New York, in the early sixties, with Ray Johnson and his Correspondence School of Art. It´s also important to mention the contributions of artists like Duchamp and Kurt Schwitters. But perhaps there was something of all this in the first homing pigeon, trained hawk or in the smoke of bonfires looking for the wind to say things with her ​​drawings on the other side; messengers on horseback, ladies and gentlemen waiting for love-coldness letters, then the telegraph, the postal system with all its bureaucracy; the letters, the real ones and the artists’ letters sending things like a game taken seriously, sometimes also desiring the pleasures that the art should never give up: not to follow market rules, judges or selections, no censorship, just to be free ...

Free as e​​ ver Yes, there is a contradiction in the Mail Art that Isabel Lázaro points out in Evolución del mail art en España2, a pioneering research work led by Vitoria Combalia that collects and organizes movements, groups, meetings; this is about the utopia that underlies its intended universality, because it still remains inaccessible the expensive price of a stamp in too many places on the planet, incompatible with the unmet basic needs, those ones that Maslow separates from the base to the top of the pyramid: the physiological (food, breathe…), compared to self-fulfillment as a secondary thing.

Messages flying Cesar Reglero, indisputable mail art leader in Spain and creator of BOEK861, provides guidelines to define this movement: “There are a lot of definitions of mail art, but perhaps the closest one is related to the idea of ​​communication in general and between artists in particular, who use postal services to set up bonds of coexistence, develop their projects and establish a network of caring people who see art as a way of personal pleasure and communication, but totally indifferent to the demands of the market”3. 2 LÁZARO, Isabel: Evolución del Mail Art en España. Tesina Universidad de Barcelona. Dirigida por Vitoria Combalia. 3 Diez años 2004-2013 arte postal ciudad de ceuta. Comisario Diego Segura. Textos: Cesar Reglero (et. al.). Ed. Fundación Premio

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Postdata: Esperanza Recuerda es un Proyecto de Arte Postal o Mail Arte, coordinado por la profesora de la Universidad de Granada (España) Co...

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Postdata: Esperanza Recuerda es un Proyecto de Arte Postal o Mail Arte, coordinado por la profesora de la Universidad de Granada (España) Co...

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