Copy / Paste
// printing and reproduction techniques within mailart
due date // 31 may 2020
curator // Monsenhor enVide neFelibata
info // email@example.com
maximum dimensions // 190 x 280 mm | 7.5 x 11 in
submission address // MONSENHOR ENVIDE NEFELIBATA | #COPYPASTE | R DO FALCAO 369 3E | 4300 181 PORTO PORTUGAL
show address // FACE - Fórum de Arte e Cultura de Espinho, Portugal
show dates // 2020
// Printing techniques were never far apart from the art world as some might think. Woodcut, typography, silkscreen, lithograph, stencil, rubber stamps, 3D printing, digital printing, ... are a short list of various means of reproduction within our reach that are also explored for their artistic expression. Although some of these media may have arisen purely for the sake of reproduction and others with marketing intentions ... others had arise with a purely artistic vision. However, none of these techniques, sooner or later, escaped artists who use them for creating multiples or for their material expressiveness.
// It is therefore with this call and with this question in mind that we invite you to question multiples in artistic creation and printing techniques as expression, either through artworks or written statements.
// On our previous curated mailart and artbymail open call and exhibition entitled "Hate Mail? for ya Fat F#uck", we've dealt with similar content as we've shown Claudio Parentela's artwork in the form of digital prints of his own digital collages... in a way raising the question: if physical prints of artwork meant to prevail only among the digital world may or not be considered art? We've also laid out a consonant scheme while presenting rough quality prints from scans of Rachelline Centomo's personal international mailart open call "La Muerte / Mientras la Vida nos Dure" that had happened at Mexico the previous year.
// Exhibitions on tour through Portugal are ALREADY confirmed. We'll keep you updated by email. There will be a digital book to be shared and spread around free of charge to all artists and partners.
At the moment the collection counts with 85 works from 19 artists from 14 different countries using 15 different printing techniques.