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Freitag, 30. April 2010

... interaction and preview of the Mail Art Collection on Bismarck ...



From 7th of May till the end of June 2010 there will be a kind of preview of the Mail Art Collection in an exhibition in Weimar - called Bazonnale (see image of the flyer above) - there will be a show on the theme "Lust" and I will make an installation for this purpose collaging a big sized word "Lust" (approximately 1.5 x 5 meters) with your mail art sendings. Some of your works will be shown there - I did not have the space to show all - but next year in Oct. there will be all shown in the Bismarck Museum. As soon as I have finished the letters I will show it here in my blog. Just few days of work, be a little patient.

This mail art is how I have sent in contract for the organisation.
see the page of Bazonnale: http://www.bazonnale.de/

No. 530 - arriving mail art "Dem getreuen Otto" from Peter Dowker (Canada)


No. 530 - arriving mail art "Dem getreuen Otto" from Peter Dowker (Canada) - Peter got a collaged postcard from Heinz W. Lotz, obviously to send it on to me in a modiefied way. Thank you very much.

Mittwoch, 28. April 2010

No. 529 - arriving mail art "Kandidat ärgere dich nicht" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany)


No. 529 - arriving mail art "Kandidat ärgere dich nicht" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany) - Heinz has used a newspaper sheet with a playing game on it - he modified it with lots of collages in a Bismarckian style. Thank you very much.

No. 528 - arriving mail art "aus Bismarcks Heringsammlung" from Angela Behrendt (Germany)


No. 528 - arriving mail art "aus Bismarcks Heringsammlung" from Angela Behrendt (Germany) - another postal experiment with the parcel card and it worked without using a valid postage stamp. Thank you very much.

Dienstag, 27. April 2010

No. 527 - arriving mail art from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany)


No. 527 - arriving mail art from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany) - Heinz has modified the conceptual playing sheet from Heike Sackmann - see here: http://bismarck-mail-art.blogspot.com/2010/03/no-466-arriving-mail-art-playing-with.html He modified a paper doll to the sheet. Thank you very much.

Samstag, 24. April 2010

No. 526 - arriving mail art "conceptual pot" from Orlando Mohorović (Croatia)


No. 526 - arriving mail art "conceptual pot" from Orlando Mohorović (Croatia) - Orlando has modified the pot in his typical conceptual style. It is the 8th submission of the conceptual pot by Takako Saito (which can be seen here: http://bismarck-mail-art.blogspot.com/2009/09/no-138-arriving-mail-art-from-takako.html). On the envelope he collaged a little silhouette of Bismarck. Thank you very much.

He has been one of Joseph Beuys' master scholars.
see his page: http://www.orlandomohorovic.com/
and the wikipedia article here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orlando_Mohorovi%C4%87

No. 525 - arriving mail art "Adel verpflichtet" from Achim Heidemann (Germany)


No. 525 - arriving mail art "Adel verpflichtet" from Achim Heidemann (Germany) - Achim has sent me a kind of triptychon about Otto von Bismarck . Thank you very much.

Mittwoch, 21. April 2010

No. 524 - arriving mail art "Otto Zirkus" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany)


No. 524 - arriving mail art "Otto Zirkus" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany) - another postal experiment from Heinz without any valid postage stamp, he collaged the backside of this official card completely with some illustration of a circus, in which Bismarck seemed to be an artist. Thank you very much.

No. 523 - arriving mail art "Letter: Otto von Bismarck" from Piet Franzen (Netherlands)


No. 523 - arriving mail art "Letter: Otto von Bismarck" from Piet Franzen (Netherlands) - a rubberstamped and written postcard with cryptic characters. Thank you very much.

Dienstag, 20. April 2010

No. 522 - arriving mail art "Thank you for your mail art" from Ben Vautier (France)




No. 522 - arriving mail art "Thank you for your mail art" from Ben Vautier (France) - well I'm not sure whether this is a portrait of Bismarck, but it is definitely the answer to my letter to Ben asking him for a mail art to my call. So I think it is legitime to post it here. Ben has sent me this nice typical drawing and some of his artcards. Thank you very much.

No. 521 - arriving mail art "Wie Yoko Ono gesagt hat. I'm a Bismarck Fan !" from Angela Behrendt (Germany)


No. 521 - arriving mail art "Wie Yoko Ono gesagt hat. I'm a Bismarck Fan !" from Angela Behrendt (Germany) - a modified commercial postcard with puts some funny words in the mouth of Yoko Ono. Thank you very much.

No. 520 - arriving mail art "Werk Feuerwehr Fürst Bismarck" from Uli Grohmann (Germany)


No. 520 - arriving mail art "Werk Feuerwehr Fürst Bismarck" from Uli Grohmann (Germany) - Uli has modified a famous painting (formerly attributed to Rembrandt) collaging the face of Bismarck inside. Thank you very much.

No. 519 - arriving mail art "Am 9. Mai ist Muttertag" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany)


No. 519 - arriving mail art "Am 9. Mai ist Muttertag" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany) - another postal experiment by Heinz, using an official postal document without a valid postage stamps on it. The collage came without any problems. Thank you very much.

Montag, 19. April 2010

No. 518 - arriving mail art "... Blut und Eisen" from Heinz W. Lotz (Gemany)


No. 518 - arriving mail art "... Blut und Eisen" from Heinz W. Lotz (Gemany) - a new collage from Heinz which illustrated the problematic of politics in former and nowadays time. Thank you very much.

Samstag, 17. April 2010

No. 517 - arriving mail art from Takako Saito (Germany)



No. 517 - arriving mail art from Takako Saito (Germany) - Takako has sent back the little flags I send to her for her conceputal exhibition in Paris, which took place in January-February 2010 at Galerie Lara Vincy, which was called "you and me". One of the flag I got from her to sent it back for her exhibition, but I made three more and sent all of them back to Paris. Now she modifed the flags again and signed each of them. More than 100 flags were shown in her exhibition.
Thank you very much for the funny conceptual game you played with me.
see the wikipedia article of this famous fluxus artist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takako_Saito

No. 516 - arriving mail art from Nadia Poltosi (Brazil)


No. 516 - arriving mail art from Nadia Poltosi (Brazil) - a little collage with a handmade artistamp with a Bismarck portrait on painted background, sent inside a decorated envelope. Thank you very much.
see her blogs:

Freitag, 16. April 2010

No. 515 - arriving mail art "Vorischt gefälschte Pillen" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany)


No. 515 - arriving mail art "Vorischt gefälschte Pillen" from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany) - a real box for medical pills which calm Bismarck down. Thank you very much.

No. 514 - arriving mail art "Nein!" from Angela Behrendt (Germany)


No. 514 - arriving mail art "Nein!" from Angela Behrendt (Germany) - it is the little photo I sent to her for my other mail art project (see http://art-carree.blogspot.com/) As far as she used a stitched Bismarck artistamp it is fitting to this call too. Thank you very much.

Donnerstag, 15. April 2010

No. 513 - arriving mail art "Bismarcks Schatten" from Jürgen O. Olbrich (Germany)



No. 513 - arriving mail art "Bismarcks Schatten" from Jürgen O. Olbrich (Germany) - Jürgen has sent in two works for the call. One is a cut out photography where you can see only the shadow of the person, the other one is a close-up of a face with collaged words and numbers on it. Thank you very much.

Mittwoch, 14. April 2010

No. 512 - arriving mail art "am Tanzverein" from RCBz (USA)


No. 512 - arriving mail art "am Tanzverein" from RCBz (USA) - a computer animated collage using postage stamp for the dancers, one of them from Bismarck. The location is a the famus green salon from the town Bad Kissingen. Thank you very much.

Dienstag, 13. April 2010

No. 511 - arriving mail art "Kunst?" from Peter Dowker (Canada)



No. 511 - arriving mail art "Kunst?" from Peter Dowker (Canada) - Peter has sent in this envelope for the art carrée project which you can find here: http://art-carree.blogspot.com/. As far as he used some Bismarck portraits on the backside of this envelope it became a Bismarck Mail Art too. Thank you very much.

No. 510 - arriving mail art "Love is in the air" from Angela Behrendt (Germany)


No. 510 - arriving mail art "Love is in the air" from Angela Behrendt (Germany) - Angela has sent a new stitching on textile; this time a helmet in which Bismarck seemed to have been fallen in love. She used again a red coloured and stitched artistamp for it. Thank you very much.

No. 509 - arriving mail art "leap up and grasp" from Deborah Davidson (Japan)



No. 509 - arriving mail art "leap up and grasp" from Deborah Davidson (Japan) - a collaged etegami style postcard with a statement by Bismarck with says: "a statesman ... must wait until he hears the steps of God sounding through events, then leap up and grasp the hem of his garment". Thank you very much.
see her blog: http://etegamibydosankodebbie.blogspot.com/