02 October, 2014


I've participated at the MailArt project FOCUS LATIN AMERICA: ART IS OUR LAST HOPE by the Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, USA.
The exhibition started today and will be on view through November 23 in the Orientation Room of the museum.
Also the exhibition will be at the MonOrchid Gallery, 214 East Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, USA from December 5, 2014 to January 12, 2015.

Here the wonderful text about the project:

Mail art has a rich and varied history in Latin America. Arte correo (and arte correio) began in the region in the mid-1960s with the pioneering efforts of such key figures as Edgardo Antonio Vigo, Graciela Gutiérrez-Marx, and León Ferrari in Argentina; Clemente Padín in Uruguay; Guillermo Deisler in Chile (and later Bulgaria); Dámaso Ogaz in Venezuela; Manuel Marín, Pedro Friedeberg and Felipe Ehrenberg in Mexico; and Leonhard Frank Duch, Unhandeijara Lisboa, and Paulo Bruscky in Brazil, to name just a few. On the occasion of the exhibition Paulo Bruscky: Art Is Our Last Hope at Phoenix Art Museum in Arizona, Vanessa Davidson and John Held Jr. are co-curating a mail art exhibition entitled Focus Latin America. Centered around the theme “art is our last hope,” the curators seek to revive dialogue about the challenges facing artists living in Latin America and the utopian projects they have historically undertaken to fuse artistic practice with social engagement. Created in 1983, Bruscky’s artwork Art Is Our Last Hope was envisioned as a billboard piece consisting solely of those five words. How have art and life in Latin America changed since he issued that proclamation? What meanings does this notion engender in Latin America in the 21st century?

Here a picture of the exhibition, my postcard is in the red circle (at the left of the picture):

Copyright © by Phoenix Art Museum

I've sent in the palimpsest "A021 do brasil" which I showed at the Colmeia 2013 event in Blumenau, Brasil.
See it here at the tumblr of the project.

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