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"Revising the Century"
Josh Ronsen

  • Project Space 613 Allen Street Austin, TX, 78702 United States (map)

Hands On Mail Art Exhibition

In “Revising the Century,” Austin experimental musician and artist Josh Ronsen invited Mail Artists to alter photographs chronicling the 20th Century. These were photos of generals, kings, presidents, despots, heroes, victims, and regular people. The artists could request photos from particular years or themes (one choose “just the scumbags, please”) and use them in any artistic transformation. Some 40 artists submitted 180 works of revisionist history, creating an alternate universe of whimsies and horrors.

Mail Art is an international open network of artists who exchange and collaborate works through the mail. From this simple premise springs countless unique and personal works of art spanning multiple techniques and media. Mail Art is best when delivered directly to your mail box, but the next best thing is a Mail Art exhibition where the public is invited to touch and sort through not only these 180 works, but also Ronsen’s thirteen year old archive of hundreds and hundreds of art works and project documentation. There will be no Do Not Touch signs, no security guards keeping you a polite distance away. Mail Art is as much a tactile art as it is visual.

This will be the only time all 180 works will be displayed together before they are mailed back out to different artists.
-Josh Ronsen

Participating artists are:

Abby Salazar - TX, Anna Banana - Canada, Anne L. Braunschweig - NM, Battistella Elisa - Italy, Bernd Reichert - Belgium, Cherrie Bright -TX, David Stone - MD, Dobrica Kamperelic - Serbia, Donna Han - WA, Fabio Sassi - Italy, Horst Baur - Germany, Irene Dogmatic - CA, James Hill - CA, Jastan Young - OR, Jennifer Zoellner - FL, Jimi Cameron - WA, John Bennett - OH, José Manuel Figueiredo - Potugual, Ct. Pf. Joseph A. Uphoff, Jr. -, Josh Ronsen - TX, Judith, Skolnick - DC, Junanne Peck - TX, Louisa Cataldo – United Kingdom, Luc Fierens - Belgium, Mailarta - Canada, Marina Salmaso - Denmark, Miguel Jimenez - Spain, Node Pajomo - WA, Peter Dowker - Canada, Reed Altemus - ME, Reid Wood - OH, Rémy Pénard - France, Richard Canard - IL, Rob Ray - NC, Ruggero Maggi - Italy, S.A. Walker - DC, Snappy - Canada, Serse Luigetti - Italy, Tim Scannell - WA, Uli Grohmann - Germany

Earlier Event: March 6
"Impressive Four Arms"
Group Show