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We'll be mailing Colter Jacobsen's Mail Art edition to subscribers later this month! To date subscribers have received editions from Anthony Discenza (March), Alicia Escott (April), and Anthony Marcellini (May).
Subscribe to Art Practical's Mail Art series
In conjunction with “Printed Matter,” and in honor of our fiftieth issue, we invite you to subscribe to the Art Practical Mail Art Subscription series. As a subscriber you will receive a piece of correspondence from each of six artists, starting in March 2012.
The subscription will be produced in a limited edition of 100 prints for each artist; subscribers will receive a print, a copy of the original article, and a return postcard once a month for six months, (March to August 2012) for a total of six installments of Mail Art.
Each artist will explore our archive and respond to their choice of article in a form of their choosing—a text, letter, photograph, drawing, etc.—which you will receive in the mail, once a month for six months.
Some of the amazing artists participating include:
Anthony Discenza - you can see his work currently on view in Data Deluge at Ballroom Marfa or upcoming, at SFMOMA in Descriptive Acts.
Alicia Escott - an artist to watch, her letters sent sometime before the continents split and separated us series was an inspiration for our own.
Anthony Marcellini, based in Gothenberg Sweden, where he teaches at the Valand School of Fine Arts, Marcellini will correspond from furthest afield but as a regular contributor to Art Practical, with the most familiarity.
Colter Jacobsen - a 2010 SECA awardee, Jacobsen's work has been featured at SFMOMA, the Wattis Institute, LA><ART, and in the Paris Review.
Martha Rosler - one of the most influential artists of our time, Rosler works in video, photo-text, installation, and performance. Her work has been shown internationally, including in the "Documenta" exhibition in Kassel, Germany; several Whitney biennials; the Institute of Contemporary Art in London; the Museum of Modern Art in New York; and the Dia Center for the Arts in New York.
Proceeds from this project will support Art Practical as we embark on our next fifty issues.
In conceiving this project, we were inspired by the history of Mail Art, in which correspondence between individuals could also manifest as a network of communication, demonstrate a self-directed means of exchange, and utilize a democratic form of access, not unlike online publishing. The articles the artists respond to are therefore catalysts for the correspondence, an idea expressed by the writer that prompts reflection, retort, or inquiry in one direction or another. And we will encourage subscribers to reply in turn, via a postcard enclosed with each piece of correspondence.
We hope the prospect of receiving a little something special each month encourages our readers to think about the value that exists in both the undifferentiated and ready access to information, ideas, and archives that online publishing grants, and the intimacy of a hand-addressed envelope intended for a single individual.
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