Barbara Weiss

Sent by Mail

07 Dec 2010 - 29 Jan 2011

SENT BY MAIL
December 7, 2010 - January 29, 2011

For the exhibition SENT BY MAIL, the gallerist asked 35 artists to mail contributions to the gallery.

Monika Baer ⋅ Heike Baranowsky ⋅ Thomas Bayrle ⋅ Janet Cardiff ⋅ Alice Creischer ⋅ Maria Eichhorn ⋅ Nicole Eisenman ⋅ William Engelen ⋅ Ayşe Erkmen ⋅ Harun Farocki & Antje Ehmann ⋅ Friederike Feldmann ⋅ Christine & Irene Hohenbüchler ⋅ Laura Horelli ⋅ Jonathan Horowitz ⋅ Waszem Kahn ⋅ Raoul De Keyser ⋅ Boris Mikhailov ⋅ John Miller ⋅ Rebecca Morris ⋅ Deimantas Narkevičius ⋅ Mai-Thu Perret ⋅ Rob Pruitt ⋅ Aura Rosenberg ⋅ Collier Schorr ⋅ Andreas Siekmann ⋅ Roman Signer ⋅ Barbara Steppe ⋅ Javier Téllez ⋅ Niele Toroni ⋅ Gitte Villesen ⋅ Suse Weber

SENT BY MAIL takes up the approach of 1960s Mail Art, but also that of contemporary artistic projects such as The unopened mail of Max Foster, 1996, by Maria Eichhorn or Mail Nothing to the Tate Modern, 2010, by Rhizome and David Horvitz.

The show reflects how the Internet altered foregoing forms of communication. The post office now appears as a bygone institution, even regarded as somewhat unprofessional by the art world. At the same time, during the pre-Christmas period who among us wouldn`t hope to receive a surprise parcel in the post.
 

Tags: Monika Baer, Heike Baranowsky, Thomas Bayrle, Janet Cardiff, Alice Creischer, Antje Ehmann, Maria Eichhorn, Nicole Eisenman, Ayse Erkmen, Harun Farocki, Friederike Feldmann, Christine & Irene Hohenbüchler, Laura Horelli, Jonathan Horowitz, David Horvitz, Raoul De Keyser, Boris Mikhailov, John Miller, Rebecca Morris, Deimantas Narkevicius, Mai-Thu Perret, Rob Pruitt, Aura Rosenberg, Collier Schorr, Andreas Siekmann, Roman Signer, Javier Téllez, Niele Toroni, Gitte Villesen, Suse Weber