Kickstarter and Garis & Hahn | Brooklyn and NYC | 2014-2015
The NYCorrespondence project spanned two art shows, exploring a contemporary concept of mail art using the Poetics app.
The first NYCorrespondence show took place within the “5 Years of Art on Kickstarter” exhibition in 2014 at the company's gallery space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
For NYCorrespondence, [sic] and the show's curator, Stephanie Pereira, invited artists and poets to create mail art using the Poetics app, sent into the gallery from around the world as physical postcards, using a function available in the app at the time.
In 2015, the second version of the NYCorrespondence featured an experimental, poetic correspondence between artists, mediated through the use of Poetics. A custom Tumblr theme was created that allowed invited artists and poets from around the world to upload work.
This ongoing dialogue was projected into a digital projection in the street-facing window of the Garis & Hahn gallery on Bowery below Houston in New York City. The project was guest curated by Danika Druttman.
The “5 Years of Art on Kickstarter” occurred on May 15, 2015, featuring art works funded through Kickstarter, by the following artists: Marina Abramovic Institute, Marshall Arisman, Jeremy Bailey, Amanda Browder, Seth Indigo Carnes (aka [sic]), Heather Hart, Steve Lambert, Ligorano / Reese, Mary Ellen Mark, NeoLucida, Eugene Richards, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Mike Perry, Leon Reid IV, Richard Renaldi, Phil Stearns, Swoon, Howard Tangye, Spencer Tunick, and Saya Woolfalk.
The following is a sampling of artists and poets who participating in NYCorrespondence within this exhibition, sending in their work as a mail art postcard: Marina Zurkow, Marshall Weber, Steve Lambert, Jeremy Bailey, Scott Hocking, Roddy Hunter, Emilie Baltz, and many more
Stephanie Pereira for all the support with the show at Kickstarter and collaborating on the poet / artist invitations, Danika Druttman for being there through art, poetry, and crisis, Kickstarter, Garis & Hahn, and all the artists and poets who joined these mail art experiments.