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The focus of this new show is Mail Art, bringing together works by artists from different generations who have all chosen to use the post as an artistic medium. It gives a major place to pioneering artist Ray Johnson whose work has rarely been shown in France. Johnson invented the New York Correspondence School and at the end of the 1950s began his body of work based on letters. The art of correspondence is intimately connected to the idea of a network; a network comprised of artists, friends, or anonymous people whose members are brought together by a simple letter or package. Regardless of the reasons for writing the letters, they invite us to travel through time and space where senders and recipients, works of art and spectator/ readers, are united at the heart of a common creative dynamic.
Until 5 May. Open Mon-Sat, noon-7pm, Sun 11am-7pm.
Espace Louis Vuitton, 60 rue de Bassano, 8th. M° George V.

Stephen Antonakos, Package Project, 1971


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