Hannah Höch (fan club)

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Hannah Höch (fan club)

Some mail artists add a stamp print to their mail art, saying 'Hannah Hoch Fan Club'.

Until I received these stamp prints I never had heard of this artist, who was born 1st of November 1889. She has been a collage / photomontage pioneer. She was part of the Dada movement and also became involved in the De Stijl art movement. 

For anyone who has a Hannah Höch Fan Club Stamp (and interested others, I haven't one), this group can be the place to share your thoughts and mail art, tributing to and/or inspired by Hannah Höch.

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Hannah Höch in books

Started by Heleen de Vaan. Last reply by Visual Mom yesterday. 6 Replies

As Cascadia Artpost already suggested, there are great books which show the work, and sometimes personal photos, of Hannah Höch.I thought to start this blog post so that all of you/us can share the…Continue

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Comment by Heleen de Vaan on September 22, 2019 at 3:01am

I think a box a good idea!

We could make per person as much pieces of artwork (or one original and copy it - by hand or by copy machine - as much) as there are people who are

joining. So in the end we have a a piece from all.

We could use a box of our own, or one can  make one box for one other person of us?

And think about create all on  the same size of paper

Comment by Mary Anne on September 21, 2019 at 5:54pm

Okay people . . . we have four on board at the moment: Heleen, Carmen, Cascadia and myself.  I am sure a few more would join in if they knew what we were up to; so, what are we doing and when?  We need to come up with a cunning plan!

Comment by Mary Anne on September 21, 2019 at 11:33am

Carmen.  Not only is the sketchbook a real 'find' but so is the project it is a pert of. 

I recommend anyone on IUOMA to investigate because there might be an interesting opportunity here to do something worthwhile.  Look, look, look, no matter what sort of thing you like doing . . .

Comment by Carmen Kennedy on September 21, 2019 at 2:45am

Found lovely collage sketchbook by Marlene Weisman on the Sketchbook Project site. One of the artists who inspired her work was Hannah Hoch.

https://www.sketchbookproject.com/library/17192

Comment by Carmen Kennedy on September 21, 2019 at 2:36am

Oh, a collaboration on a Hannah Hoch sounds like a fun endeavor. Count me in. I would love to do some collage work in her honor and having a deadline of November 1 (her birthday) seems doable at this point. Would we mail our finished homage to another person on the list...just thinking out loud about how that would work. I am very new to the collaboration thing.

Comment by Mary Anne on September 21, 2019 at 1:32am

I thought of a box because it would allow a bit more creative freedom than a book.  Cascadia likes his stamps and chunky cards for one - if he was interested.  Also, everyone would find themselves a different box so each of the finished (if it were ever finished - it could be open ended) objects would be wildly different.  Something that would allow for a kitchen knife would be apt.  Something sent on H H's Birthday would be good - if only one could rely on postmarks these days.

It would be nice to do a collaborative project - there really aren't enough of them . . .

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on September 21, 2019 at 12:34am

A Hannah Höch inspired book(let) or box? Great idea!

We could do a tiny one. Maybe you (Mary Anne), Cascadia Artpost, Katerina (who has a great Hannah Höch rubberstamp) and me (and maybe a few more who happen to come here).

Deadline for sending / arriving could be Hannah Höch’s b-day?

Cascadia Artpost, thank you for the book refeence!

Comment by Mary Anne on September 21, 2019 at 12:01am

I see that some other enquiring souls have followed me onto this site.  Who ever you are I guess you will get this message - shall we do something together?  Something like an assembling book or maybe a box of some kind with contributions by us all?  Any ideas or enthusism out there?

Comment by Mary Anne on September 20, 2019 at 11:50pm

I've looked it up, Cascadia, but boy that is one pricey book!

Comment by Cascadia Artpost on September 20, 2019 at 4:51pm

An excellent high-quality reference on the art of Hannah Hoch is the book "The Photomontages of Hannah Hoch", published by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA in 1996, 226 pages paperbound, lavishly illustrated with color plates of her work, organized by chronological chapters. The final section of the book is a detailed chronology of her life. I have spent hours with this book and now have a deeper appreciation of her artistic experimentation. There is also a hardcover edition that was distributed by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, 636 Broadway, 12th floor, New York City, NY 10012 USA.

 

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