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Open Call for Artists: Library Thoughts-4 Exhibition

Budapest, Hungary, 26 August - 6 September 2014

Johann Gutenberg's invention of movable type books ignited an explosion of art. Nowadays, published books, that were previously printed by publishers, can be read on line as ebooks. What is the future? Instead of having to interact with computers through not-so-intuitive and sometimes even counter-intuitive devices like a computer mouse or trackpad, soon users will be able to control their computers doing natural human movements such as gestures, whole-body movement, eye movements, and perhaps even such things as facial expressions. Is this the end for books as we know them? Questioning the survival of paper, books, libraries in this digital age. The process of sending artworks through the mail, with the envelope, the stamp and the postmark as part of the mail-art-object, make this process to what we call MailArt. Since 1986 we call mail-artists also networkers because they are active in/with several media: music, computer (internet, e-mail), fax, copy-art, performance, small-press, artists' books, etc.

The deadline for submitting applications is 31 March 2014. Put the artist's name, address, title and date of the work and medium on the back of the work. Send original artworks only after their acceptance to: Beata Szechy, HMC, Tamasi Aron u. 34, 1124 Budapest, Hungary.

If you have questions, please contact bszechy@yahoo.com or see www.hungarian-multicultural-center.com