OPEN CALL “Who are we? Transcendental self-portraits”

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OPEN CALL “Who are we? Transcendental self-portraits”

Time: September 17, 2022 to December 31, 2022
Location: Santo André-SP, Brasil
Website or Map: https://artepostalsec21.tumbl…
Event Type: open, call
Organized By: Marcia Rosenberger
Latest Activity: May 1, 2023

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Event Description

We invite creatives to participate in the open call "Who are we? Transcendental self-portraits", which is part of the Mail Art in the XXI Century project promoted by Marcia Rosenberger.

The theme reflects current issues about imposed beauty standards and the actual aging characteristics of our bodies.

We live in a time when concern for appearance is pushing people to extreme limits, especially leveraged by social media. The obsession with selfies with the use of filters and manipulation of images is transforming people into narcissists, causing very negative emotional attitudes towards the way they see themselves.

While this overvaluation of physical appearance is at the top of priorities, the inner self is being set aside. Recognizing yourself is a process of self-knowledge, which raises healthy self-esteem. As well, recognizing ourselves in the other allows us to relate in society with more otherness.

When reviewing the advertising video Portraits of Real Beauty of a famous cosmetics industry aired ten years ago, just before the invasion of selfies, it is evident how essential it is to reinforce the acceptance of our own bodies and our inevitable aging. But for that, we need to really know each other.

So we challenge you to reflect on the questions "Who are we? Who am I?" and send us your work.

Deadline for submission: December 31, 2022

Technique free

Exact dimension 15x21cm (dimensional A5), horizontal or vertical orientation

There is no limit to the submission of works

Counterpart: exhibition and digital catalog published by the label Loreley Books.

Registration: fill in the form available at this link:


Works must be identified on the back and sent to:

Marcia Rosenberger

Caixa Postal 36

Santo André-SP/Brasil

CEP 09015-970



Full name:

City/country of origin:


Instagram link:

Title of the work:




Explanation of the work:


Files outside the criteria and with incomplete information will be discarded from the publication.

By submitting Mail Art to this project, artists should be aware that the publisher retains full rights to the image for reproduction, dissemination, exhibition, etc., always referencing and respecting the artist’s copyright. There is no registration fee and the works received will not be returned and will be part of the publisher’s collection that will promote a in person exhibition in place and date to be announced. Works that are deemed offensive and prejudiced character will not be accepted.

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Comment by Marcia Rosenberger on May 1, 2023 at 8:56pm

Dear mail artists,

Today I am writing this message to officially thank you for your participation in the Who are we? Transcendental self-portraits call by dedicating your time to produce a piece especially for this project and I invite you to follow the opening of the virtual exhibition scheduled for May 1, 2023 on the website

The exhibition is beautiful! We received submissions from 16 countries and representatives from 8 Brazilian states, with more than 70 participating artists.

The Mail Art in the 21st Century project continues with its schedule with the Mail Art Meetings held monthly and with the launch of a new call soon.
Thanks a lot!
Comment by Marcia Rosenberger on December 9, 2022 at 4:51am

With less than a month left to close the call, I would like to thank in advance the friends who contributed to the project by sending their art.

Each new work that arrives makes my heart happier and values the whole set.

I received from:

Amadeu Escórcio, PORTUGAL

Ana Cristina Rosa, BRASIL


Bruno Novaes, BRASIL

Burcu Karaduman, TURQUIA

Constança Lucas, BRASIL

Diego Axel Lascano, ARGENTINA

Eren Görgülü, TURQUIA

Gabija Veivere, LITUÂNIA

Katerina Mandarik, FRANÇA

Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat), GRÉCIA

Luciana Maria Cassettari, BRASIL

Luís Filipe Gomes, PORTUGAL

Maria Baptista Nery, BRASIL

Maria Victoria Boné Ramirez, URUGUAI

Mzia Valerian, BÉLGICA

Paulo Teles, PORTUGAL

Renata Daniceck, BRASIL

Sabela Baña, ESPAÑA

Suely Castro Mello, BRASIL


Wolfgang Günther, ALEMANHA

The Wasted Angel, BÉLGICA

Tuğçe Albayrak, TURQUIA

Teresa Ogando, PORTUGAL

Comment by Marcia Rosenberger on October 2, 2022 at 2:13am

I appreciate your participation, Katerina. Your work will brighten our project. <3

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 30, 2022 at 6:09pm

Sending to Brazil from Greece:

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