Announcing “Presents: 3 Months of Mail Art for Hyperallergic HQ”

by Kate Wadkins on June 9, 2011

We are excited to announce the details for Hyperallergic’s very first mail art show!

The exhibition, titled Presents: Three Months of Mail Art for Hyperallergic HQ, will include mail art in the form of sculpture, installation, video and works on paper. The show’s catalogue will be in the form of a ‘zine.

Co-curated by Kate Wadkins and Hrag Vartanian, Presents will draw on the 100+ mail art works that have been sent to Hyperallergic since our initial request for submissions to our Mail Art Bulletin in March 2011. The show will include everything from practical jokes to prayer/envelope flags. They represent a range of materials and subject matter all emphasizing the tangible communication from one individual to another.

Please join us for our opening party Friday, June 17 from 6pm to 9pm at Hyperallergic HQ. We will also have gallery hours during Northside Open Studios on Saturday and Sunday June 18 and 19 from 12 noon to 6pm.

Hyperallergic HQ is located at 181 N 11th Street, Suite 302, Brooklyn, NY 11211.

You can RSVP to the show on Facebook.

Image: A work by Bernard Klevickas for the Mail Art Bulletin.

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  • Hello there, this is exciting stuff! Are you going to publish the list of artists in the show?

  • Liz Layton

    Will there be a way to purchase or view the zine, for us out-of-towner artists? prettiest of pleases!

  • is this going to include all of the submissions?

    • Yes, but they will be displayed in various ways. Some will be exhibited as sculptures, hung salon-style on the wall, some are installation-based. We will also have boxes (with gloves), so that the works that cannot fit in the exhibition can still be leafed through by the viewers.

  • I sent a cheesetastic postcard. Hope it gets to you in time. I love the idea.

  • sandhi schimmel gold – – mail art goddess!

  • I wish I was there.  I sent six pieces.  Would love to see the other artists’ work. I look forward to the zine.  Thanks for your efforts, time and interest.  Peace, Love & Soul,  Kurv 

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