Correspondance: travelling messages

A new exhibition at the Espace culturel Louis Vuitton considers the subject of Mail Art, a trend that began at the end of the 50s.

Mail Art, also known as Postal or Correspondence Art, was a movement involving sending art through the international postal system, which started mid last century and rose in popularity particularly in the 1980s and early 1990s. From pioneer Ray Johnson to more recent generations of artists such as Eleanor Antin, Alighiero Boetti and Jan Dibbets, this exhibition presents works by twelve artists with different sensibilities.
Stephen Antonakos focuses on the concept of network, whereas Vittorio Santoro and Danh Vo question the status of authorship. In addition the Espace culturel gave carte blanche to Clarisse Hahn and Guillaume Leblon, a videographer and sculptor respectively, respond to the possibilities of an art form which is as relevant as ever. The Mail Art phenomenon has moved to the internet whose social networks could have been predicted and anticipated by the interactive processes of postal collaborations and these initial communication networks.

Tags: Espace Culturel, Exhibition, Mail