Luther’s treasure: network

Hernádkak, Reformed Congregational House; September 3, 2017
Miskolc-Avas Reformed Congregation, Avas bell tower, September 15, 2017

Hernádkak, 25th Önök kerték Spanishflu Garden Festival, December 2, 2017

In his 95 theses, Martin Luther discusses many treasures and networks, including those of the Church and Gospel. The exhibition explores Luther’s treasure: what is the legacy of the writer of the theses? How do people today, regardless of their location and faith, perceive this legacy? The mail art exhibition invites mail artists worldwide to a joint project: we ask artists to express the significance of the 500 year old history of the Reformation and honour Martin Luther’s historic actions based on their own knowledge as well as personal and national traditions. The exhibition is open, anyone can take part.

Only pieces sent by mail that were specifically made for this occasion can be entered to the exhibition. We consider any bare two or three dimensional items or works of art wrapped in envelopes or any other kind of packaging that were sent via mail as mail art. We will display any piece that relates to the theme of Reformation regardless of its shape, size, material and techniques used. Any number of works can be submitted. We recommend artists to utilise as many mail items and services for decorative purposes as possible (stamps, priority and registered letter markings, etc.), as they are integral visual elements. Artists must include their mail and e-mail addresses on the package. The exhibition will be documented via photographs and published by SpanishFlu ( The submitted pieces will become a part of the Marcelland International Art Collection.

Postal Address: SpanishFlu, 3504 Miskolc, PO box 77, Hungary

Deadline of arrival: 15 August, 2017

The first event of the exhibition series is planned to be held in the congregational house of the Reformed Parish of Hernádkak. Afterwards the exhibition material shall be displayed in the renovated bell tower of the Avas Reformed Church, Miskolc. The series will end in Hernádkak, at the 25th jubilee Önök kerték SpanishFlu Garden Festival. This series of events will also have ongoing side-events, even before its launch: these will be held at the SpanishFlu workshop in Tiszaörs-bath, the Thalia-House – Actor Museum in Miskolc, and the Sprint Study Hall in Hernádkak. In addition, museum and art education activities, concerts, readings and performances will also be held at the International Mail Art Colony and in wine cellars of the Avas hill, Miskolc, to further diversify the “Luther’s treasure: network” exhibition.
Director, curator: Tibor Vass, general editor of Spanish Flu • Project Manager: Nóra Vass, head of department, Herman Ottó Museum, Marketing and Communications.

Példa Képfőiskola Contemporary Art Foundation • SpanishFlu Webjournal of Art • Hungarian Mail Art Society
SpanishFlu International Mail Art Colony • Parish of Hernádkak • Parish of Miskolc-Avas
Herman Ottó Museum – Thalia-house, Gallery of Miskolc • Avas Wineway Association • North-East Passage Association
Ministry of Human Resources • Municipality of Hernádkak

Co-directors: Ágnes Csatlós, member of Avas Wineway and North-East Passage Associations, Miskolc • Reverend Martin Mike, Reformed Church priest, Hernádkak • Reverend Melinda Birtha Reformed Church priest, Miskolc.

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