Friday, May 27, 2016
PROCESS: CORRESPONDENCE ART
Born out of a need to travel beyond the physical and financial constrictions of the gallery system, "mail art" was first dispatched by Fluxus artists during the fifties and sixties as both as both populist toy and dada impulse, and eventually turned into a world wide phenomenon. Ray Johnson is widely considered its father, and it was he that turned this free flow of media and ideas into a bold aesthetic/ cultural exchange. It may also be seen as the beginning of an alternative cultural explosion that included things like sound art, cassette culture, zines, and independent record labels/production. Above is a recent sending by HEENTodile.