Mail Art re-designed
In the Finnish Postal Museum the Pirkanmaa design, arts and crafts association Modus ry’s exhibition Mail Art re-designed broadens the view of the materials used in mail art and the involvement of designers and artisans in the art form.
Creativity is the limit in mail art: the exhibition shows that materials such as leather, recycled denim, embroidery thread, wool, old Finnish coins and deer hair can be used to make unique works of art that can be sent by post.
Mail artists send each other messages, small works of art, drawings, statements and images. All works are sent through the postal services. The original idea was that the work should not be more valuable than the envelope in which it was sent. Often the work was a postcard made by an artist with a postage stamp. Modern technology is now used both in the works of art and the means of delivery.
15 artists from Modus ry exhibit their works of mail art.