1st International Mail Art Biennial in Tekirdağ, Turkey

Mail art is something that really makes me happy. Mail art, in the sphere of visual arts, is like a vignette or flash fiction in a literature. The openness and wit of this worldwide popular artform is very attractive to my artistic sensitivity. Also, I like its brief, often limited, way to express myself.

The theme of the 1st International Mail Art Biennial organised by Namik Kemal University in Tekirdağ, Turkey was “Tradition”. Immediately I was thinking of a woman, actually of the women I knew – my mother, my grandmother, my great-grandmother, and, of course, about myself. So I have sent two postcards, paper collages created with printed images on the old poetry book pages and the selection of the words that I think determine every single woman from the past and the future.

woman cooking knitting love kindness listen children romantic weak kindness care home calm gentle woman home agreed beauty cooking knitting warm obedient poetry irrational weak woman cooking knitting love kindness listen children romantic weak kindness care home calm gentle woman home agreed beauty cooking knitting warm obedient poetry irrational weak soap-opera listening modest weak silly woman your man care gentle home romantic knitting alone alone alone TRADITION  gentle romantic weak kindness care home calm gentle woman home agreed beauty cooking knitting warm obedient poetry irrational weak soap-opera listening modest weak silly woman your man care gentle home romantic knitting alone alone alone silence gentle woman cooking knitting love kindness listen children romantic weak kindness care home calm gentle woman home agreed beauty cooking knitting warm obedient poetry

Further information:

http://mailartbiennial.nku.edu.tr/

 

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