100 years First World War: Lay Down Your Weapon!

Sent to me by Astrid Jahns, based in Germany  100 years First World War: Lay Down Your Weapon! is a foundation based in Stuttgart.  The Foundation is interested in artistic interpretations of WW1 and organised a call out for submissions of posters addressing the theme.  Further details can be downloaded HERE

Recent Mail Art in from Robyn Foster based in Queensland Australia, draws attention to the sense of loss experienced by those left behind during war and conflict.  The wedding images take on a macabre and sinister role as the figure of the man is altered and obliterated by war.

Robyn Foster

Robyn Foster

Robyn Foster

Robyn Foster

Robyn Foster

Robyn Foster

Robyn Foster

Robyn Foster

Robyn Foster

Robyn Foster

Other mail art  in includes work by Ukraine based mail artist Lubomyr Timkiv.  His work is very poignant and has echoes of the current situation in Ukraine.

Lviv2

The scissors signifying the potential tearing apart of a country.

Lubomyr organises exhibitions of Mail Art and contemporary art in his garage gallery in Lviv.

 

Lviv

Lviv

Closer to home Marie-Christine De Grave in Belgium delivers images and text reflecting the industrial scale and devastation of the war, with an image of an unknown soldier, raising questions to his identity and thoughts of the many who died.

Marie-Christine de Grave

Marie-Christine de Grave

Marie-Christine de Grave

Marie-Christine de Grave

Lastly, Brazil base Celestial Scribe, takes on the task of understanding the history of the bombardment in Hartlepool December 16th 1914, with his light hearted approach to an traditional ‘English’ image.

Celestial Scribe

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