KUNSTPOSTSTELLE (art mail office)
Deadline: 4 August 2016
Application fee: none
For female artists only -
GEDOK Berlin - organisation founded 1926 for female artists in Germany and Austria.
KUNSTPOSTSTELLE (art mail office )
as part of the summer LABS in the gallery rooms.
Concept and project conduct: Ila Wingen
female artists worldwide are invited to send artistic mail to the Gedok.
----------------- the foreign turns close.
The summer travel season starts, we betake to the unknown, hoping for new experience and discoveries. May be for encounters with unknown persons.
Before whats app, sms and other fast media more and more started to rule our communication, it had been a common habit of artists to send by mail material signs of closeness to their friends, collectors, acquaintances whilst traveling or from home.
We would like to invite you to this form. Imagine you are writing to a stranger and treat him or her with the same openness and generosity like a friend. And through your art, your artistic expression you create connection, participation, contact and stimulation.
You take the unknown receptor, along with you to the outland or your daily insight.
You make this happen through your openness, artistic view, artistic sense. Nearness, participation, sharing. The distant turns close.
Your works will be exhibited in the Gedok-gallery in berlin, a nice clear open space, settled in a well established part of Berlin.
Like at the post-office, visitors can come and collect a mail– just in this case they decide themselves which mail to collect. What a present !
The only condition is, once a mail chosen, that the unknown receptor has to make contact with you, the artist.
As a feedback from that person you might get a short „thank you“, a connection, exchange or even deeper interest for your artistic work might rise from this.
to give..to take..to give..
Everything is possible if new connections are made at the -Kunstpoststelle. What comes out of it is then in the hands of sender and receptor.
All artists participating in the exhibition will be named and informed by e-mail in whose hands their artwork came and receive the contact of the
Your mail might be a artistically reworked postcards, a sheet of paper, small sculptural works, poems, thoughts of images, notations, photo. just imagine sending something to a friend...
latest entry for mail: august 04. 2016
exhibition time: august 07 - 14. 2016
conditions of participation: paper mail only, no email
the work must not exceed the format DIN A 4 (210 x 297 mm, 8,2 x 11,6 inch)
sender info clearly legible: on the post itself or extra sheet
– e-mail contact
– address ( if you like )
– homepage ( if you want to)
All artists participating in the exhibition will be named and informed by e-mail in whose hands their artwork came.
I would ask for your understanding:
This is a call for professional artist. Art not shown, or not being collected by visitors, cannot be sent back. It will be donated as an „art gift“ to social organisations which are interested.
Please send mail with the note: KUNSTPOSTSTELLE to: GEDOK - Motzstr. 59 in 10777 Berlin, Germany