1914 – 2014 :

RESIST 100 YEARS OF WAR

This mail art project is not in opposition or competition but in support of the existing mail art projects on the anniversary of the so-called « great » war.

So we support and encourage the efforts of Jan Theunink and Paul Verhulst in Belgium,

those of Theresa Easton in the UK and the Hungarian project (a collaboration between networkers in Hungary, Germany and Austria, the world will follow).

We also salute the incredible individual efforts of artists like Eric Bensidon and Alain Cotten in France and Otto Sherman in the USA.

 

THE MAIL ART PROJECT WE PROPOSE is based on

°  the refusal of war as a destruction of people’s common togetherness and solidarity

War was conducted by those who did not know eacht other for the bank accounts of those who knew each other quite well (to paraphrase Valéry)

°  the refusal of any kind of war nostalgia or the recuperation of so-called peace by institutions like the EC or the UN (who have no problem launching new wars « in the name of peace and freedom»)

° the backing of a total rehabilitation for all soldiers who were executed by their own commanders and governments « as example », with excuses as cowardice, or desertion, or you have lost your equipment and other nonsens

° the backing of independent historical research on what happened during these « great » wars

 

You can fill in yourself other angles of interests, the list is limitless

 

FREE SIZE AND MEDIUM

 

NO DEADLINE

 

This project is proposed by mail artist Guido Vermeulen

with the support of FRIOUR NETWORK MAGAZINE 

All contributions will be published on the blog

http://mailartinternationale.blogspot.com

Mail your contributions to

1914 2014 PROJECT

Guido Vermeulen

Thomas Vinçottestreet 81

B-1030 Brussels

BELGIUM

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Wars Illustrated, from Gina Ulgen, UK

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Are you still hearing the voices of the so-callled great war?

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The origins of war, from Andrea Vicentini, Italy

From Angela Behrendt, Germany

From Guido Vermeulen, Belgium

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