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
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:
Caixa Postal 36
ON THE BACK:
City/country of origin:
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.
Any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.