The Manifestation internationale d'art de Québec,
in collaboration with "Collective Réparation
de Poésie," is inviting artists to participate
in a mail-art exhibition, under the theme “Happiness
and Pretence.” This mail-art exhibition will be
held from April 21 to May 31, 2003, at the Bibiliothèque
Gabrielle-Roy in Québec City.
- Required format: 4 X 6 inches (10 X 15 cm)
- Only work that relates to this theme will be accepted.
- A CD-ROM catalogue will be produced for the occasion
and given to each of the participating artists.
- No artist's fees will be paid.
- Works must be received by mail.
- All works relating to the theme will be exhibited and none will
be returned to their creators.
- Please create your work from within the following art forms:
artist’s stamps, visual poetry, collage, computer-assisted art,
art brut (arte povera), graphic art, photography, painting.
April 15, 2003 (postmark
Send your collaborations to:
Collectif Réparation de Poésie
Pour la Manif d'art
1-359, rue Lavigueur
Québec (Québec) G1R 1B3
"Collective Réparation de Poésie”
is a not-for-profit organization active since 1986.
Its mandate is to link poetry and the visual arts and
to establish international mail-art in Québec
City and in regional areas of the province. To reach
these objectives, the collective holds a major event
entitled "Événement reparation de
poésie" every two years. The event is comprised
of exhibitions and performance art, as well as workshops—"Poésie
nature en region"—in which nature and poetry
During the 1950’s, American Ray Johnson and his
Correspondence School of Art were the first to organize
an exhibition that set up a mail-art network. It constituted
the basis of a free and democratic art form that never
judges its participants; each creator is solely responsible
for the quality of his or her work.
Since its inception, and in the bright and generous
spirit of Johnson, more than 50,000 artists from around
the world have participated in mail-art, which encompasses
items as diverse as postcards, artists’ stamps,
graphic arts, decorated envelopes, visual poetry, stamps,
seals, exhibition catalogues (printed or on CD-ROMs),
photographs, magazines, artists’ books (from individuals
and collectives), exhibition cards, press releases,
and information of all kinds. The Internet is contributing
to the growth of mail-art. (Jean-Claude Gagnon)
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