On Thursday, October 26th, in the International Museum of Electrography (MIDECIANT) opened the III International Mail Art Exhibition in tribute to Ibirico.
Exhibition view of III International Mail Art Exhibition. Tribute to IBIRICO at the MIDECIANT. Museo Internacional de Electrografía in Cuenca, Spain. Photo credit Ana Maria Herrero Gomez
The Mail Art Exhibitioninclude more than two hundred artworks in various artistic techniques and a selection of the Ibirico’s extensive artwork and the Amae’s fanzines that he directed.
Exhibition view of III International Mail Art Exhibition. Tribute to IBIRICO at the MIDECIANT. Museo Internacional de Electrografía in Cuenca, Spain. Photo credit MIDECIANTExhibition view of III International Mail Art Exhibition. Tribute to IBIRICO at the MIDECIANT. Museo Internacional de Electrografía in Cuenca, Spain. Photo credit MIDECIANT
Exhibition Date: October 26 – November 26, 2023 Exhibition Place: SALA ACUA UCLM, C. Colmillo, s/n, Cuenca, Spain Commissary: Ana Navarrete y Montserrat de Pablo. Digitalization: Antolín Murcia, Ángela Gracia, Lucía Martín, María Sánchez, Francisco López y Lidia Batanero. Documentation: Ana Navarrete, Montserrat de Pablo, María Sánchez, Rubén Serna, Margarita Conesa y Ángela Gracia. Coordination: Adoración Saiz. Design: CIDI / UCLM. Assembly: CIC, Vicerrectorado de Cultura, Deporte y Responsabilidad Social, MIDE-CIANT UCLM. Learn more:http://www.mide.uclm.es/
I am currently taking part in the “Floralia” International Mail Art Exhibition at the Kunsttreff Moosach. This exhibition is further integrated in the Flower Power Festival, which takes place from 03.02. – 07.10.2023 all over Munich.
Kunsttreff Moosach, Munich, Germany. Photo credit Susanne Eva Maria Fischbach
THE FESTIVAL Munich in a floral frenzy. And that for nine months. Indoors and outdoors. In parks and gardens, but also surprisingly and differently. On asphalt squares and canvases, in art spaces, lecture halls and restaurants. Theatrically, musically and literarily. And much more. With hundreds of actors.
Everything revolves around the flower. Its aesthetics. Its sustainability. Its science. It is artistic and natural, fascinating and versatile. As multifaceted as the urban society that participates in the festival in the most diverse areas. Munich celebrates.
Exhibition view of “Floralia” International Mail Art Exhibition at the Kunsttreff Moosach, Munich, Germany. Photo credit Susanne Eva Maria Fischbach
At the Flower Power Festival Munich 2023 everything revolves around blossoms, literally but also figuratively. Science, sustainability, plant diversity, garden art, climate change, biodiversity, aesthetics, quality of life – these and many more are conceivable topics that can be staged, be it with exhibitions, workshops, walks, theatre performances, installations and more. Indoors, outdoors and digitally are the festival’s playgrounds.
The Gasteig, Europe’s largest cultural centre, the Munich-Nymphenburg Botanical Garden, BIOTOPIA – Bavaria’s Natural History Museum and the Kunsthalle München are the impetus behind the festival. Many actors can identify with the themes of nature, culture, city and blossom, which describe the core idea of the festival. There are hardly any limits to creativity. Anyone and everyone can participate, that is the basic idea.
In addition to participation, inclusion will play an important role this time. The festival offers the chance to sensitise many people to the topic and at the same time to enable as many people as possible to participate in cultural life. Ideally, this could result in sustainable impulses that move something in our society in the long term.
Exhibition view of “Floralia” International Mail Art Exhibition at the Kunsttreff Moosach, Munich, Germany. Photo credit Kunstverein Kunstrefugium
In the past decades, the depiction of blossoms, flowers, plants or nature in general has always played a major role in the visual arts: Be it that the ornament is used as a stylistic device, as a central, aesthetic-decorative motif, often also symbolically charged. Or whether it is explored thematically by illuminating nature as a habitat or by trying to reflect on and return to nature, especially in the urban environment. What role does nature play in current contemporary art? How do we reflect on this theme? Do we present an idealised view of the beauty of nature, a “source of power” in aesthetic perception that puts us in a positive mood? As part of our everyday experiences? Or are we portraying new ways of seeing that take into account the influence of humans and their interaction with nature?
– The artist association Kunstrefugium e.V.
Exhibition Catalog. Photo credit Ingrid Müller
The sent artworkcan be purchased by visitors at the Kunsttreff for a small donation of at least 5 euros. The donations go directly to the Green City e.V. association, an association aiming to create more green spaces in urban living spaces. The catalog for the project can be purchased at cost price: 15 Euros + 2,50 Euros shipping costs.