Monday, March 06, 2006

Those Neo-luddite's are at it again!!

The tea-swilling 'fuddy duddies' at the Tate modern gallery in London obviously didn't get the telegram from Western Union when they announced late last year the the 150 year old obselete messaging service was being dissolved through lack of business.

"Mail art is art which uses the postal system as a medium. - Mail art
is also, simultaneously, a message that is sent, the medium through
which it is sent as well as one of the longest-lasting art movements in
history. To be precise, an amorphous international mail art network
evolved of thousands of participants in over fifty countries between
the 1950s and the 1990s from the work of Ray Johnson and influenced by
earlier groups, including Dada and Johnson's contemporaries in the
Fluxus group."

" The style, subject matter, and media are open to the individual
artist's desecration.[sic]"

So basically, you can send them in a turd in a box, and they will display it as art because it came through the mail. Make sure it reaches them before April 1st! So here's the address, time to get spamming!

April Fool's Day
Mail Art Exhibition
Tate Modern

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