Exhibition — Transitions @ V.S.T.R. Gallery

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On March 8th, 2013 opens Trans­itions, an exhib­i­tion on Mail Art, at V.S.T.R. Gal­lery in Byron Bay, Aus­tralia. Trans­itions is a trav­el­ing exhib­i­tion of art­work that not only arrived through the postal ser­vice but is post…

Mail art, widely agreed to have offi­cially begun with Ray John­son in the 1960’s, and fam­ously prac­ticed by the Flux­us artists, can be dated back to when Cleo­patra had her­self delivered to Juli­us Caesar in a rolled-up car­pet. Trans­itions con­tin­ues this tra­di­tion by cre­at­ing an exhib­i­tion that goes on the road.
Cel­eb­rat­ing tact­ile cor­res­pond­ence and con­tinu­ing the tra­di­tion of mail art Trans­itions is an exhib­i­tion that uses the inter­na­tion­al postal sys­tem as pro­cess, medi­um and also exhib­i­tion space as unwrapped work is exper­i­enced in trans­it by postal work­ers in vari­ous mail centres the world over.
As our world speeds up and com­mu­nic­a­tion becomes quick­er and easi­er, tactil­ity and per­son­al­ised com­mu­nic­a­tion is lost. Choos­ing the well trod­den, but now over­grown paths past, this exhib­i­tion of post­cards from all over the world brings the phys­ic­al back to cor­res­pond­ence.
In tune with the shar­ing nature of this exhib­i­tion and the usu­ally anti-com­mer­cial nature of mail art, at the con­clu­sion of the exhib­i­tion each artist will ran­domly receive the art­work of anoth­er artist in the mail.”
 — VSTR

V.S.T.R. Store
15 Lawson Street
Byron Bay, Aus­tralia

Open­ing: March 8th, 2013 at 6:30 pm