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Post your Mark! Participative "Art Postal" by artist-philosopher Hervé Fischer, founder of the Sociological Art movement
Post your Mark! Participative "Art Postal" by artist-philosopher Hervé Fischer, founder of the Sociological Art movement
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What is the "Art Postal" movement?

In the 60’ Ray Johnson launched the «New York Correspondence School of Art». Exchanging ordinary objects like bus tickets, small drawings, cuts of collages or words to other artists, including his friends Andy Warhol, Dick Higgins, John Cage, Jasper Johns, and to many unknown people, he thus developed a large art network by using the traditional post. It was Mail Art, as a part of Fluxus art. I used it a lot in my sociological art practice and published a book collecting artist’s stamps: «Art and Marginal Communication» (Balland, Paris, 1974). As a pioneer of Web art since 1984, l came to the idea of Digital Art Postal, the internet being much more powerful than traditional post, and more extensive than any museum exhibition, allowing me to connect and exchange directly with a larger audience about my work on today’s world, values and challenges.

The Kickstarter "Art Postal" Painting Performance

This Art Postal Project, which I aim to share with you, using Kickstarter, will reflect my engagement in sociological art, as a participative painting performance. Proposing an alternative symbolic to the dashboards of Wall Street and the running economy, l shall paint day after day during the project the variation line (diagram) of the number of contributors and amount of your donations. The final electronic painting resulting of this participative creation will represent our cultural and spiritual shared engagement in social solidarity values instead of toxic financial speculation. Following this electronic collective creation, which l shall put on line as digital Art Postal, l shall also paint it with acrylic on canvas as an emblematic sociological work of art of our time. It will be «Kickstarter» at its best thanks to all of you.

En Français

Je vous propose un projet inédit de peinture collective sur le thème de l’engagement social dans la création culturelle. Chacun de nous est potentiellement un artiste. Je vous invite à vous associer à cette peinture collective en y faisant votre marque personnelle. Je serai votre exécutant pendant 30 jours en peignant le nombre d’entre vous qui vous y associerez et le montant cumulé des contributions de tous, à la manière des tableaux de variation économique et de spéculation financière de la bourse. La culture peut être plus importante que l’économie. Montrons le ensemble. Merci à chacune et chacun de vous pour votre engagement qui nous réunira pendant les 30 prochains jours et au-delà, je l’espère, par notre succès collectif et la création d’une oeuvre emblématique de notre époque.

Deutsch

Ich lade sie ein, an der Schaffung eines kollektiven Gemälde teilzunehmen. Das Thema dieses neuartigen Projektes wird unser gemeinsamer Engagement in die kulturelle Schöpfung sein. Jeder Mensch kann ein Künstler sein. Ich schlage ihnen vor, diese Malerei mit ihrem persönlichen Zeichen zu verwirklichen. Ich werde während der 30 nächsten Tagen ihr Mahler sein, und die Steigerung der Anzahl der Teilnehmer und Beiträgen in der Art der Anzeiger der Wirtschaft und Finanzspekulation darstellen.

Die Kultur kann wichtiger als die Wirtschaft  sein. Wir können es zusammen zeigen. Ich danke ihnen im voraus für ihrem Beitrag, und am Ende der 30 nächsten Tagen werden wir nicht nur ein außerordentliches Erlebnis geteilt, sondern auch ein emblematisches Kunstwerk gemeinsam geschaffen haben.

En espagnol   

Les invito a participar en un proyecto inédito de pintura colectiva sobre
la temática del compromiso social en la creación cultural. Cada persona es

potencialmente un artista. Les invito a contribuir en esa pintura participativa haciendo su marca personal. Estaré su pintor, representando durante los 30 próximos días el crecimiento del nombre de participantes y de las contribuciones en el estilo de los cuadros de variaciones de economía y de la especulación financiera en la bolsa.

La cultura es más importante que la economía. Lo podemos mostrar. Gracias atodas y todos por adelantado para su participación y dentro de 30 días vamos a compartir una experiencia única,  y crear juntos une pintura emblemática de nuestro tiempo.

 

Herve Fischer

Multimedia artist-philosopher, Hervé Fischer graduated from the École Normale Supérieure (Paris). For many years he taught sociology of communication and culture at the Sorbonne. He obtained his Master's Degree in Philosophy and PhD. in Sociology. Herve Fischer on Wikipedia

Artiste philosophe multimédia, né à Paris en 1941, Hervé Fischer est ancien élève de l'École Normale Supérieure. Il a consacré sa maîtrise à la philosophie politique de Spinoza (sous la direction de Raymond Aron), et sa thèse de doctorat à la sociologie de la couleur. Hervé Fischer sur Wikipedia en Français

Philosophe und Künstler Hervé Fischer ist 1941 in Paris geboren. Er war Student der  École Normale Supérieure-Ulm. Seine Thesis wurde zur Soziologie der Farbe gewidmet. Wikipedia auf Deutsch

Artista-filósofo, nacido en Paris en 1941. Hervé Fischer es egresado de la École Normale Supérieure (Paris, 1964). Dedicó su maestría a la filosofía política de Spinoza, (bajo la dirección de Raymond Aron), y su tesis de doctorado a la sociología del color. Wikipedia en espagnol

A multi-media artist and creator of "sociological art" (1971), he initiated many public participation projects with radio, television and print media in many European and Latin American countries.

Hervé Fischer was a special guest at the Venice Biennial in 1976, the Sao Paulo Biennial in 1981, and Documenta 7 in Kassel (Germany) in 1982. 

His work was presented at many Modern and Contemporary Art museums, including the Musée Galliéra in paris, 1976, at the Musée d’art contemporain Montreal, 1980, Museo de arte moderno de Mexico, 1983, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Buenos Aires, 2003, Musée d’art moderne de Céret, France, 2010, Museu de arte contemporânea, Sao Paolo, 2011.

In 1985, he organized the Franco-Canadian participation in the Marco Polo electronic novel project which involved writers from Africa, Europe and Canada. Since 1999, he is working again as a painter of the digital age.

The Rewards

The "Perks" - limited reproductions of the collective painting - are meant to give back and share beyond the digital world.

Engage

Engage! Post your mark on Hervé Fischer's first digitally crowd-sourced participative work! And receive a hand-signed limited reproduction of the collective work to show your mark.

Inspiration comes from the collaborative work. Reach out & make it viral! Brag about your involvement. Share on Facebook, Retweet on Twitter, Subscribe on Instagram, Favorite on Instagram, Subscribe to the Blogs. Thank you for your involvement.

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Timeline

Herve Fischer will start the painting on the first day of the collective work and finish it on the last day, along with regular updates on progress on his blog http://avenirdelart.blogspot.com.

Risks and challenges

No risk, no reward!
The Canvas could burn
Running out of colors?

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    Thank you! "Art Postal" in your inbox: you will receive Herve Fischer's weekly Art Postal.

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    Postcard Reproduction: receive a signed Limited Edition postcard reproduction of the painting in the mail. Plus Weekly Art Postal in your inbox.

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    Catalog: receive a hand-signed copy of Herve Fischer's 34-page catalog of recently exhibited work. Plus everything above - free shipping.

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    Your very own Mark on Herve Fischer's "Art Postal" painting. A distinct mark, done specifically for you, that you can identify and point to your friends. Plus everything above.

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    Personal "Thank You" phone call from Herve Fischer himself, in English, French, Spanish, German, Mandarin or Portuguese. Plus everything else above.

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