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 claire humphrys-hunt on Wednesday. 7 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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Started by Judith Dagan. Last reply by Carmen Kennedy Nov 6. 2 Replies

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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.

Comment by Mary Anne on September 20, 2019 at 1:59pm

Hannah easily as important as Ernst and co.  Nearly forgotten but not as ignored as Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven who allegedly gave Duchamp the idea for his infamous Urinal.  take the women out of Dada and the Surrealists and you are left with a poorly made cake without any cherries . .

Comment by TIZIANA BARACCHI on December 12, 2017 at 12:23am

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Do you want to participate in CHECKPOINT
Send to my address 3 equal original works in A4, standard paper of 80g /m2. Theme: your poetics.
1st exhibition: The Birthday of Art 2018, January 17th.
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Comment by Heleen de Vaan on November 2, 2017 at 12:03am

128 years..

Thank you for reminding, Katerina!

And wow, how coincidental... I hadn't noticed that today was her birthday until I read your message five minutes ago. But this morning I was looking  in my piles, and coincidentally found the Hannah Hoch postage stamp (shown above) - which I hadn't had in hands for ages - and I was wondering if ever I had sent this stamp to you?! And I thought of asking you, and meanwhile you have written about Hannah Hoch's anniversary!

Did I sent you the stamp before? 

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on November 1, 2017 at 9:15pm

November 1 is Hannah Höch's birth date!

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on December 20, 2016 at 1:33am

That's an interesting point of view, your criticism to these pages, Corgifeet! I think you can add an interesting chapter, nice food-for-thought, to Ruud's IU.... Or - if you are hesitating to write: maybe we, you and me, and/or anyone who wants, could exchange our thoughts about 'mail art' and 'elitism' and 'bourgeoisism' via a snail mail 'chat' (e.g. an add-and-return mindmap or so) and collect the content of these snail mails for Ruud's book...? What do you think about that? :-) ).

Sure the dada / art movement seemed to be elite, but didn't they also struggle against the 'high' art at that time? Similar to punk (music, culture) in the late seventies, early eighties, which was meant to be low-threshold for everyone, which started by working class angry-young-men from the UK but subsequently was performed by highly class/educated young men in the US? (male dominating in those days, too, and ending in playlists and top 1000's finally..)
Also the CoBrA art movement has been started as a contra-elitism movement, however in the end the CoBrA artists belonged to the art elite (in contrary to mail artists - skipped in almost all art books and I still didn't succeed to have the directors of the nearby Cobra Museum organise a mail art exhibition :-) ).
Probably those things are the ways things go...

Concerning mail art, I tend to disagree to think mail art full of elitism.
Indeed some mail artists behave like bourgeois art makers and some of the art might be 'high brow' art. However the majority of mail artists and their (our) art I think common people. I see mail art as a low threshold way of making and sharing art. Not aimed to hang in a museum, just exhibited through the postal systems (and nowadays on internet blogs, too) and enjoyed at homes.
The only bourgeois thing might be the fact that we don't sell our art, while we still are able to buy / have access to sufficient postage  (which in many parts of the world is harder to find). And be lettered enough to write the addresses. 

By the way, also disagreement concerning the HH fanclub. This fan club is open to everyone, but you are right if you say that Hannah Höch only is known by some "happy few". Though I think the reason for that is that she is not mentioned in most of the art books, not in documentaries and so on, in contrary to her male colleagues. Skipped. Does that  mean that liking her art still is elite? 

 

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