Pulped Mail Art


Pawel Petasz

Pawel Petasz’ (Poland) hand-made “Artforum” from the mail art pieces others sent to him. The table of contents is exactly that, that is a list of the what the paper material is made of. Of course, the title “Artforum International: Bimonthly Magazine of Mail Art and Ephemeral Art” is a play on the official ARTFORUM Journal. Petasz made the art paper in 1980-1981, but it wasn’t mailed out until 1983 due to material law in Poland. Stephen Perkins has written about Pawel Petasz and the Artforum International in Annmarie Chandler and Norie Neumarks (ed.): At a Distance: Precursors to Art and Activism on the Internet, MIT Press 2005.


Pawel Petasz’ Artforum (back).

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