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Stamped and Posted Gallery Talk

September 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Mail art from the Stamped and Posted exhibit reads, As long as life continues I am addicted to partners' corresponding expression of the enclosed sheet. Please interfere once more or pass on. Thanks!

Mail art from the Stamped and Posted exhibit reads, As long as life continues I am addicted to partners' corresponding expression of the enclosed sheet. Please interfere once more or pass on. Thanks!Join the University Libraries for a curator talk celebrating mail art — a rare, fun, and enticing form of art and print culture.

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Event details

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

Details

Date:
September 5
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

University of Minnesota Libraries
Phone:
612-624-4520
Email:
libevent@umn.edu
Website:
http://www.lib.umn.edu

Venue

Wallin Center
222 21st Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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