Sofía is an art historian and Chicago-based curator. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Art History from Centro de Cultura Casa Lamm and a master’s degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Visual and Critical Studies. In her curatorial practice, she works with ideas of kindness as a form of labor to make art more accessible and horizontal. She often works in a participatory environment. In her research, she focuses on issues of nation-state allegiance, ethnicity, identity politics, postcolonialism, and feminism and how these are told through history and storytelling.Want to contact? email me email@example.com
E“MAIL ART IS NOT FINE ART, IT IS THE ARTIST WHO IS FINE”- Hans Ruedi Fricker.
ARE YOU AN ARTIST?
DO YOU LIKE MAIL ART?
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT CORRESPONDANCE?
DO YOU LIKE NET ART?
HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO MAKE STAMPS?
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT STAMPS?
DO YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN AN ART EXHIBIT? WITH ME?
DO YOU TRUST ME?
CAN YOU MAKE A DIGITAL ARTISTAMP?
DO YOU WANT TO MAKE ONE?
WILL YOU ADAPT TO THE PARAMETERS?
Just like Mail Art, Email Art makes museums without walls. This is a CALL FOR ARTISTS to participate in an upcoming email art exhibition, PLEASE FORWARD, featuring digital artistamps (term pioneered by Thomas Michael Bidner.)
Postage stamps are tiny, codified, functional objects with edition sizes, denominations, colors, and images. They are always authorized by the government, not artists. An artistamp, on the other hand, is a stamp made by artists that are tiny, unorthodox, parodic, nonfunctional objects created by mail artists that question the patriotism and history of postage stamps. They operate in the space of not having an actual utility like a postage stamp, but also not trying to be fraudulent.
A digital artistamp (term pioneered by Sofía Sánchez Borboa, your Friendly Neighborhood Superstar Curator) is the natural evolution of the artistamp. Everyday mail became somewhat replaced by email. Thus, most communication is faster but does not need a postage stamp; it just requires of an email address. If the artistamp was a stamp that served no functional purpose other than being art for the sake of art, why did it not evolve into the global network of the internet? What if we started decorating our emails with digital artistamps? How would they alter our communications?
A digital artistamp consists of a couple of characteristics and parameters. It has to be a small graphic (120 x 120 pixels) that shows the worldview and identity represented by its “issuer” in the same way a postal stamp would.
Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in participating or if you have any other questions.
PLEASE FORWARD TO OTHER ARTISTS TO CREATE GLOBAL NETWORK OF ARTISTS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE EXHIBITION.
Sofía Sánchez Borboa
Friendly Neighborhood Superstar Curator