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 Dec 4. 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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Carmen.

Started by Judith Dagan. Last reply by Carmen Kennedy Nov 6. 2 Replies

I am pleased you like the card... But the poor darling left Israel with…Continue

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Comment by Carmen Kennedy on November 7, 2019 at 12:12am

Jayne, the book you made is awesome! Thanks for the information. I just may make a book too. What a great way to document the project. Thanks again. 

Comment by Jayne Barket Lyons on November 6, 2019 at 11:45pm

Oh - and for those in the U.S. - Shutterfly.com offers a free 6x6 soft covered photo book every month. You only pay $7.99 for shipping (cause you know, nothings really free - haha). I made a photo book from all the different photomontage pieces I made, plus photos of my HH box. I’m going to keep the book inside the birthday box.

Here are photos of the book cover and some of the book pages...

Comment by Jayne Barket Lyons on November 6, 2019 at 11:30pm

Just back from the post office, and Rosalie Gancie - your mail arrived. Thanks so much. I will write a blog post about the HH happenings once I get more gifts for my box. I must say, I feel like a real cheapskate - a number of you have sent envelopes filled  with lots of great artwork! Such talent we have in the group! I read the recent comment from Carmen, and I also like the idea that the project is “living.” Mary Anne, when I opened Willie’s mail yesterday I was thinking the same thing - for a person who didn’t want to participate, Willie ACTUALLY participated by sending our own mail back, along with some other goodies. 

Comment by Mary Anne on November 6, 2019 at 11:08pm

Hi Rosalie, I think you might have just answered a question I have been mulling over all evening.  Willie didn't want to be included in the project (fair enough) and said that he would return anything that had been posted (beyond the call of duty I think) but if he sends things back he is part of the project (in an unusual and very interesting way) and should be included; shouldn't he?  He has made a contribution surely?  I am thinking he maybe just doesn't want bothering with all sorts of un-necessary stuff from strangers - we all of us only have so much time and money to spend - so I have worked out a way of including him, in the documentation I am planning; that I hope will give him some credit without offending him.  Its only a modest list in any case but I am very keen to buck the trend of only having on-line documentation and am determined to send out something.

There is a big drawback to my little envelope book;  now I am desperately waiting for more mail just so I can make use of the envelopes!  The madness of my mail art world . . .

Comment by Rosalie Gancie on November 6, 2019 at 9:36pm

I'm enjoying all of the work received so far! I just received Judi Dagan's & Willie Marlowe's. I'll try to post pictures in the next few days. And I enjoyed Willie Marlowe's too!  I thought it was a straight return of our envelope from her to us, but it was really quite thoughtful, with a personal note appreciating my contribution & a nice explanation of what Hannah Hoch has meant to her as an artist & how she always shared HH's work with her students. I've been looking at a lot of HH's paintings (not collages) online & see a connection with W.M.'s paintings. They are quite nice. It will be a while before I have a chance to finish my box, but I'll post a photo of that too when it's done. And I love the 'envelope book'. Very clever!

Comment by Carmen Kennedy on November 6, 2019 at 4:36pm

First of all, the boxes are all so wonderful and I look forward to seeing more of them.

Debra, what a lovely birthday card you have created for HH. Thanks you for your kind comments about the project, and just so you know, I would be happy to exchange gifts with you. I, like some other participants have mentioned, consider this a "living" box.

Jennifer, thank you for your comments and your wealth of information. I recently heard about the IMCAC and will check it out the next time I am in Santa Fe. 

Mary Anne, a huge thank you for all your efforts. Wouldn't it be lovely for everyone to meet up at a physical exhibit.  Just putting it out there to the universe. 

Comment by Mary Anne on November 6, 2019 at 1:58pm

Looking at photos of the very few boxes that have been so far finished and posted here, I can see them making a wonderful exhibition but, alas, as you say Jennifer, they are scattered to the four winds and such a thing is all but an impossibility although perhaps the show is even better being a thing of the imagination?

I am thinking of approaching some places near here for a possible showing of the contents of my box, maybe getting interest enough to be able to promote a larger project, but past experience tells me it is unlikely to come to anything.  When we are all dead and gone, the world will find a way of making money out of our efforts, then we shall be exhibited ad nauseam.  Ha, ha, ha . . .

I owe Cecil a letter so I will see if he has any suggestions.

Comment by Jennifer Wallace on November 6, 2019 at 1:44pm

I'm just a spectator in this group, especially interested in all the things you've made because I saw 3 of her collages in an exhibition recently - a real treat!

One of you said an exhibition would have been good. Everything you've made is postable, but is spread around the world. How about contacting Cecil Touchon at this place to propose it:

'The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage & Construction (IMCAC) recently opened in an historic building in the Midtown district of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Located on the second floor, the IMCAC’s archives include over 20,000 works of collage, assemblage, mail art and Fluxus objects, as well as space for collage parties and workshops. The ground floor is home to Nisa Touchon Fine Art, Santa Fe, a commercial gallery focused on collage and assemblage by artists who have participated in IMCAC projects in the past. Founded in 1996, IMCAC is dedicated to the collection, study and exhibition of collage, assemblage, construction, montage, photomontage, digital collage, concrete poetry, collage poetry, Fluxus, sound collage, and other constructive arts.'

https://kolajmagazine.com/content/content/articles/international-mu...

Comment by Mary Anne on November 6, 2019 at 12:38pm

This card from Jayne B Lyons arrived on Halloween; it was quite a fright coming out of the envelope!

Comment by Mary Anne on November 6, 2019 at 12:36pm

I have made a start on the documentation booklet that will be going into my HHBB.  I had thought of just printing out a list but this seems a much nicer solution which has the added bonus of making use of all the envelopes that have done such a good job of bringing the various presents safely here.  It is not finished, and has yet to be sewn, but as a 'work in progress' I think it is showing some promise . . .

 

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