The project international itinerant and biannual Art of Movement is the first physical action made by Colaboratorio [arte in movimento] group, conceived as an open space for all kind of artist and technics.
Mail art is more than a simple exchange of art through mail it is mostly communication. Art and communication come together in mailing. By using this means of transportation it modifies the characteristics of the object sending in terms of size, weight and shape, because it must meet the conditions laid out by the various postal services of each country.
Art of Movement has as main goals:
- touch the public with the concept of postal art or mail art;
- encourage the artistic creation in small format; and
- build intercultural links of collaboration.
Mail art is like the history of the non-written history.
(Paulo Bruscky, 1976)
Art of Movement is not just an exhibition of artistic postcards. The exchange of mail allows the encounter of people with different cultural backgrounds, who seek to share their specific problems. Consequently, the communication process adds solidarity to local events, building a collaborative global net that gives, as result, an uncountable set of proposals to report daily problems. Therefore, the mail art assumes a political position, embracing issues of ideological, ethnical, gender and sexual, environmental, etc, where each image provides a unique social opinion.
Furthermore, by “being found in collectivity through the act of sending and receiving mail, the postal art configures itself as a political attitude (…) in forms of distribution and circulation of art. Hence, the importance of the mail art is not focused on the object (postcard) but on the process as a whole, involving the transit and content of the messages, as well as the relationship between the sender and the receiver.”
Although, the movement of postal art has had some relevance around the world, it is necessary to continue with the realization of large-scale exhibitions. Thus, Colaboratorio understands the importance of contributing in this effort and is proud of including world known cities in the calendar of Art of Movement exhibitions.
Scheme of the project
Art of Movement is an international, biannual and itinerant postal art project. At the moment there have been two editions, 2012 collection I, and 2014 collection II. The exhibitions have been presented in the cities of Altamura (IT) collection I – 2012, Gravina in Puglia (IT) collection I – 2013 and collection II – 2014, Lima (PE) collection I – 2013, and Sao Paulo (BR) collection I and II – 2016. The theme proposed to the artists has been Art of Movement: time, body and space.
The collections count on the participation of 268 artists from 43 countries (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela). There is a total of 546 pieces in a 10 x 15 cm format approximately.
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