2017 Mail Art Call: Funny Face
For generations artists have depicted the human face to commemorate, analyze, criticize, document, ridicule, disassemble and re-order the appearance of others, as well as themselves.
As a tool for social communication, facial appearances transmit information about people’s social status, ethnicity, gender and age, register emotions and provide clues as to how they have been treated by life.
The face’s expressive capabilities also transmit details regarding one’s personality, mental state and intentions. Its appearance can also be controlled to hide those very same things. Moreover, how we interpret the appearance of others is a very subjective process that depends on the individual’s mindset. First impressions are often very unreliable.
For this call please send work via post that deals with any aspect of the human face, be it whimsical, absurd, amusing, deviant, unprecedented, foolish, curious, creepy, unearthly, puzzling, weird, poignant, pareidolic, beautiful, fleeting, detached, penetrating, mysterious…..
Open to all media/techniques – maximum size: letter/A4 – deadline: 31 July, 2017 – no fees – no jury – no offensive images – no returns
Mail art received to be posted at postboxtomailboxnoplainart.blogspot.com
Date and location of exhibition to be determined.
Include email for documentation. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
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