Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Carly Toyzan: Can you describe when you believe mail art started and why artists started to do it?
The real start was when the communication with mail was used as a medium for art. Ray Johnson did start experimenting with this but the term Mail-Art was thought out by someone else. Why artists started this? The need to communicate. The need to send art to someone who doesn't want to buy it but who can react to it. The need to have an audience for art that isn't accepted by the galleries and standardd musea. Just a lot of reasons and the time for something new.