A 6-ton magnet going around the world: German artist Bodo Berheide (b. 1944) sent a 5 metres long, 90 centimetre wide, and 40 centimetres tall magnet on a ship from Germany and around the world. The trip took 18 years, and the magnet docked in the following cities: Dublin in Ireland, Montreal in Canada, Betthany in West Virginia, Matagalpa in Nicaragua, Santiago in Chile, Sydney in Australia, Ohmishima in Japan (including an exhibition in Tokyo), Negombo in Sri Lanka, and finally ending up in Nomé in Togo, West Africa in 2007. This is mail art on a whole new level (also check out Berheide’s other “between the poles“ project). The magnet should recharge in every harbour.
Welcome to the archiveThe Mogens Otto Nielsen mail art archive contains around 16.000 pieces of mail art from more than 600 artists around the world. At KUNSTEN Museum of Modern Art Aalborg in Denmark, it is my job to sort it out, to categorize it, and to make sense of it, without tearing it apart, making it fit too well, or to make sense where there should have been nonsense. I will keep you posted.
- Andrzej Dudek-Dürer Anna Banana archaeology Artpool Atmosphere Controlled banknotes beating machine Belgium Berlin Bernd Olbrich Bjørn Bennike Bodo Berheide camera Canada Carsten Schmidt-Olsen Chuck Welch Clemente Padin collage Copy-Left Crackerjack Kid Denmark East Germany envelope Finland France Francesc Abad grass Guy Bleus György Galántai H.R. Fricker Hanneke Clappers heart Henning Mittendorf Henryk Gajewski Hungary Italy Japan Juppitter-Larsen Jürgen O. Olbrich Karla Sachse Keith Bates Leif Eriksson Lon Spiegelman mail art mail art exhibition map mapping Marianne Rønnow Masao Kanai matchbook Mogens Otto Nielsen money music nature Netherlands network New York personal greetings photography Poland Ray Johnson Razor Robin Crozier Rod Summers rubberstamp Ruggero Maggi Ruud Janssen Ryosuke Cohen stamps Sweden Switzerland TAM USA Vittore Baroni West Germany