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  • January 26, 2019 - May 5, 2019
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  • Singletary Center, 405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508
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Pushing the Envelope: Mail Art from the Archives of American Art

In the 1960s, mail art became an artistic practice engaging an international network of artistic participants. With letters, postcards, and packages—as well as material that tested the limits of what could be posted—mail artists circumvented museums and commercial galleries, creatively sidestepping the art market and often eluding government censors. Examining how it has worked across divergent cultural circumstances—from McCarthy-era America, to Soviet Poland, to Chile under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet—this exhibition engages issues of circulation, collaboration, and community in and among specific national contexts during the second half of the twentieth century.

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Pushing the Envelope: Mail Art from the Archives of American Art
  • Location: The University of Kentucky Art Museum
  • Singletary Center