Diana Kroshilova

Fluxus – International Mail Art Exhibition 2021

A few months ago I took part in Fluxus, International Mail Art Exhibition in the frame of 1st International Meeting of greek FLUXUS (I wrote about the catalogue in one of my previous posts.). This meeting is a collaboration of the Photography Center of Thessaloniki and the 3rd Workshop of School of Visual and Applied Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, AUTh (Director: Giorgos Tsakiris) with Fluxus Zone Atelier by Giannis Stamenitis.

Born as an idea of confrontation between “academic” and “commercial” art, Fluxus* acquired its own identity and concept, becoming a certain form of creative work. The purpose of Fluxus is to merge in one “stream” various ways of artistic expression and communication means of concrete and electronic music, visual poetry, movement, symbolic gestures. The main principle is absolute spontaneity, arbitrariness, rejection of any restrictions, which was achieved by such forms as an event, happening, performance, decollage, installation, various street actions and performances, anti-theatre.

The meeting included different events:

  1. poetry and other texts reading
  2. music collaboratons mainly with the use of traditional instruments
  3. musical-theatrical performances
  4. theme happenings about art, gender relationships, gastronomy etc
  5. mail art. Theme: ‘FLUXUS’:

  • Mail art fluxus (this is the main topic where I participated)
  • Mail art Fluxus VS covid
  • Mail art FLUXUSfreedom!
  • Mail art Be a postage stamp!

But COVID-19 had his “own plan”.

Due to the deterioration of the pandemic situation in Greece and the strict conditions imposed on public gatherings, we decided to postpone the event that was scheduled for September 2020, in the context of the 1st International Meeting of the Greek FLUXUS for the autumn of 2021.

Photography Center of Thessaloniki

At the preparatory stage of the event, electronic catalogues were issued and my works were published there:

1) ‘FLUXUS envelopes’, 1st International Meeting of greek FLUXUS – 2021, Photography Center of Thessaloniki, publication date: 9 February 2021. p.12.
Link: https://issuu.com/photographycenterthessaloniki/docs/fluxus_envelops

2) ‘2020-21 FLUXUS KAI STA MOYTRA SOU’, catalog of the International Mail Art Exhibition, 1st International Meeting of greek FLUXUS, publication date: 14 April 2021. pp.74-75
Link: https://issuu.com/photographycenterthessaloniki/docs/fluxus_kai_sta_moytra_sou_mail_art

The second event started on Sunday, August 29, 2021 in the context of the event ‘Livadi of the Ephemeral V’. There was a FLUXUS performance in the field, which include the planting of envelopes from the shipments of FLUXUS mail projects art, along with the planting of 200 onion and garlic seeds, that is, all the participating artists. This was followed by a group cleaning of onions, which symbolized the crying for our bad fate and hanging garlic on the trees for the exorcism of misfortune.

Planting of envelopes from the shipments of FLUXUS mail art. Photo credit Photography Center of Thessaloniki

Another event was on Saturday, October 16, 2021:

In celebration of the 100th birthday of Joseph Beuys at the MOMus Experimental Arts Center in Porto, some 400 works will be mailed. FLUXUS clothespins with public participation. Then they will “walk” along the beach, meet their spectators and chat with pedestrians on the beach. This event takes place in the context of the “1st International Meeting of the Greek FLUXUS 2020-21” organized by the Photographic Center of Thessaloniki and the 3rd Laboratory of the Department of Fine and Applied Arts of the AUTh School of Fine Arts, together with the Fluxus Zone Atelier of Yannis Stamenitis and is the continuation of a series of performances, took place in Livadi tou Ephemeros last August, where onions and garlic were planted along with the FLUXUS mailbox folders and symbolically associated with the planting of 7000 acorns in Kassel.

Photography Center of Thessaloniki

The final event in the frame of the 1st International Meeting of greek FLUXUS was on Saturday, December 18, 2021. Mail Art met once again with the public of Thessaloniki, on Papamarkou street.
This exhibition was organized in the frame of the exhibition hosted by the art space “ΆΘΩΝΟΣ ART SPACE” (Papamarkou 25, Athonos Square) by Vasilis Karkatselis, with archive works entitled “Works that were posted (mail art)”.

*Read more about Fluxus on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluxus
Read more about the Photography Center of Thessaloniki:
https://www.fkth.gr/en
And check out their Facebook for updates:
https://www.facebook.com/fkthgr2013

GLITCH.ART.BR 2021

I am currently taking part in the GLITCH.ART.BR 2021, Glitch Art International Online Exhibition, Second Edition.

My artwork “Error 15” was selected for the exhibition.
This work is a part of an ongoing glitch-art project “Random errors”.
Read more about it: https://kroshilova.art/random-errors/

The Glitch.art.br International Online Exhibition – glitch.art.br – is an online platform designed to promote, exhibit, and provide a dedicated space for interacting with and discussing Glitch Art.
An exhibition organized in Brazil but is intended for a global audience.

The exhibition is free and open to everyone, as it allows for a wider worldwide audience to access an online program that brings together artworks and texts by current artists and researchers.
The goal is to create a participatory and community-oriented initiative dedicated to showcasing experimental and subversive arts from old and new media that are based on analog and digital technologies, also to wide-ranging creative new media-art practices. The exhibition is particularly interested in featuring artworks that explore the critical, artistic and free use of technology.

Opening: 01 December 2021
Curator: Cleber Gazana

Check out their website for more updates: https://www.glitch.art.br/
And take a look at my previous work entitled “Awareness 8” for the First Edition of the Glitch.art.br. Now it is minted as an NFT and for sale at mintable.app.

POMO III OPENING CEREMONY

Here are some photographs and video of the POMO III (POSTMODERN) International Mail Art Exhibition opening ceremony that my artwork is being exhibited.


The exhibition will run through November 30, 2021.
Exhibition Place:
Selcuk University, Faculty of Fine Arts Art Gallery, Konya, Turkey
Curator: Doç.Dr./Assoc.Prof. Hikmet Şahin
Learn more: https://www.mailartexhibition.org/po-mo-iii-2021/

POMO III (Postmodern)

I am currently taking part in the International Mail Art Exhibition called “POMO III” (Postmodern). The exhibition will run from November 02 to November 30, 2021.

Exhibition view of POMO III (Postmodern), an International Mail Art Exhibition at the Selcuk University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Konya, Turkey. Photo credit Hikmet Şahin
Exhibition view of POMO III (Postmodern), an International Mail Art Exhibition at the Selcuk University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Konya, Turkey. Photo credit Hikmet Şahin

Opening: 02 November 2021 / 15:00
Exhibition Date: 02-30 November 2021
Exhibition Place: Selcuk University, Faculty of Fine Arts Art Gallery, Konya, Turkey
Curator: Doç.Dr./Assoc.Prof. Hikmet Şahin

Check out POMO III on Instagram & Facebook.
Learn more: https://www.mailartexhibition.org/po-mo-iii-2021/

The Wrong 5th Digital Art Biennale

I’m excited to have been selected for The Wrong Biennale nº5. My artwork will be part of “Objeto Virtual Não Identificado” Pavillion. The Wrong Biennale will run from November 1st, 2o21 to March 1st, 2o22.

The proposal of the art show “Objeto Virtual Não Identificado” (“Unidentified Virtual Object”) is to host and exhibit videos that have not been assumed and never released by those who created them. The plausible reasons and motivations for this can be many: insecurity about the quality of the work, doubts about its coherence, lack of adequate opportunities, lack of identification due to the time passed since production, perception that it is and cannot be completed, etc.

Celebrating digital culture since 2o13, the wrong is a collaborative effort harnessing the potential of the internet, shaped as a decentralized global art biennale & tv channel, open to participation, happening both online & offline, awarded with sois cultura 2o19 and ehrenerwähnung at s+t+arts 2o2o.

Pavilion: Objeto Virtual Não Identificado
Presented by: DATASHOW
Curated by: Nicole Kouts & João Rochela
Date: November 1st, 2o21 – March 1st, 2o22
Links: https://thewrong.tv/objeto-virtual & https://projetodatashow.com.br/Objeto-Virtual-Nao-Identificado-en-1 & https://thewrong.org/

P.S. Take a look at my previous work entitled “~t~r~a~n~s~i~t~i~o~n” for the 4th edition of The Wrong Biennale. Now it is minted as an NFT and for sale at mintable.app.

8th International Mail Art Exhibition Art Above All

On Friday, October 29th, in a Drawing School Gallery of Sremski Karlovci opened the 8th International Mail Art Exhibition entitled “Art Above All” / 8. Међународна изложба малог формата „Уметност пре свега“, organized by the Association of Independent Artists Novi Sad / Udruženje Nezavisnih Umetnika Novi Sad (UNUNS).

The Mail Art Exhibition include 139 authors from 32 countries, who presented 201 works in various artistic techniques.

Venue:  Drawing School Gallery of Sremski Karlovci, Sokolski Dom, Preradovićeva, Sremski Karlovci, Serbia
Date: October 29, 2021 – November 11, 2021
Organizer: Association of Independent Artists Novi Sad / Udruženje nezavisnih umetnika Novi Sad (UNUNS)

Learn more about the exhibition: https://sremskikarlovci.rs/2021/10/28/8-medjunarodna-izlozba-malog-formata-umetnost-pre-svega-u-sremskim-karlovcima/?fbclid=IwAR381yM55h9Vq8hiepnV51D_07fZCDGQBHd8HQSEz0bagvx1tp5s0zOCF3o
&
https://sremskikarlovci.info/otvorena-8-medjunarodna-izlozba-malog-formata?fbclid=IwAR0tYDYCW8BqDFPVp9k8J0qLIZ3y9pTAcMRS9zx2IF0aqfGz5um7EGxS2JI

Learn more about UNUNS: http://ununs.org/en/ & https://www.facebook.com/ununovisad

PERIFERIA IMAGINARIA nº4

I had new experience with the PERIFERIA IMAGINARIA magazine.

Photo credit Prensa Ayuntamiento de Móstoles

PERIFERIA IMAGINARIA is a project of assembled, experimental and rare contemporary art, which was born in the Villa de Móstoles Cultural Centre in 2018 and produced by the Department of Culture. It has the collaboration in its diffusion of the Merchants Federation of Móstoles, and the coordination of Pepe Murciego, artist and co-editor of the magazine La Más Bella.

PERIFERIA IMAGINARIA has created a rolling issue for its fourth edition. A fun and playful cardboard container, shaped like a LETTER P (for Periphery), decorated with arrows and stickers, and mounted on four colourful rubber wheels that allow it to be easily driven to the desired location. A car in which the trunk door is the entrance to the paradise of the seventeen eccentric pages or pieces contained in the magazine.

The signage icons of USTED ESTÁ AQUÍ (YOU ARE HERE) and of TODAS DIRECIONES (ALL DIRECTIONS) mark our location, place us in a certain space or randomly direct us to any other place. They tell us about places and our relationship with them, but also about our existence, our emotions, our human and emotional relationships, our relationship with the world and the people who inhabit it, about the physical and the virtual, in a vital moment in which the idea of distance and the idea of location have to be rethought, walking forward. Both ideas, wandering in a similar and / or contradictory direction, form a conceptual and inspiring part of the PERIFERIA IMAGINARIA 2021 project, the first as the motto of the II International Mail Art Call and the second as the motto of the fourth issue of the assembled, experimental magazine and rare, of the same name.

Photo credit Prensa Ayuntamiento de Móstoles

With 30 copies (not venal), PERIFERIA IMAGINARIA no.4 / TODAS DIRECCIONES (ALL DIRECTIONS) · Que me quiten lo rodao (Nobody can take away the good times travelling), it contains seventeen pages or pieces of visual poetry, small sculpture, painting, graphic design, procedural creation, performance, etc., by twelve artists from Mostóles who are part of its “writing team”, plus two pages of renowned invited artists and three collective pages.

My artwork was included in the Collective pages. Collective pages is a USB with approximately 600 pieces of mail art, submitted by artists from all over the world to the II International Mail Art Call, USTED ESTÁ AQUÍ · YOU ARE HERE.

Check out my previous post about “USTED ESTÁ AQUÍ / YOU ARE HERE” Mail Art Exhibition that my artwork is being exhibited at the Centro Cultural Villa de Móstoles in Móstoles, Spain:
https://kroshilova.art/journal/usted-esta-aqui-photo/

Learn more about PERIFERIA IMAGINARIA nº4:
https://periferiaimaginaria.blogspot.com/2021/06/periferia-imaginaria-n4-todas.html