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Subscribe to Art Practical’s Mail Art series

In honor of Art Practical’s fiftieth issue, “Printed Matter,” we invite you to subscribe to the Art Practical Mail Art Subscription series. As a subscriber you will receive works of art as correspondence from each of six artists, starting in March 2012.

Participating artists include those whose work has been highly influential in the San Francisco Bay Area, including internationally esteemed artist Martha Rosler, as well as local favorites Anthony Discenza and 2010 SECA awardee Colter Jacobsen.

Each artist will explore our archive and respond to Art Practical’s archive 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.

The articles the artists respond to are catalysts for the correspondence, an idea expressed by the writer that prompts reflection, retort, or inquiry in one direction or another. And they encourage subscribers to reply in turn, via a postcard enclosed with each piece of mail art.

The subscription will be produced in a limited edition of 150 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, for a total of six installments of Mail Art.

Proceeds from this project will support Art Practical as we embark on our next fifty issues.

For more information and to subscribe, visit: http://www.artpractical.com/products/mail_art/

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