Stamped and Posted Gallery Talk
September 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Join the University Libraries for a curator talk celebrating mail art — a rare, fun, and enticing form of art and print culture.
What: Gallery talk with the collector and co-curators
When: Thursday, September 5 | 5:30 p.m.
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, Wallin Center (ground floor)
Parking & directions
This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are requested.
Mail art became a traceable genre in the early 1960s. Artist-selected networks formed “add and pass” exchanges that resulted in visually provocative correspondence that was stamped and delivered via the United States postal system, fax machines, or computers. Zines and posters were likewise revolutionary in content, design, and format.
This deep mail art network from the collection of artist and art educator Mimi Holmes is the most recent acquisition for the Francis V. Gorman Rare Books and Media Collection. Collaboratively curated by Mimi Holmes, Deborah Ultan, Jennifer Riestenberg, Emily Janisch, and Elena Stuart. Exhibit designer: Darren Terpstra.
Exhibit dates: July 22 to September 30, 2019