Mail Art emerged as a global phenomenon with particular prominence in the US in the 1960s. Lesser known projects connected artists living in oppressive political circumstances. In her review of two exhibitions of Mail Art at Chert Gallery in Berlin, Sara Blaylock examines the exchanges between East German artist Robert Rehfeldt and Brazilian artist Paulo Bruscky, with additional consideration for the typewriter-poems of Ruth Wolf-Rehfeldt.
Image credit: Paulo Bruscky, a selection of envelope works, ca. 1975-1991. Photo by David Horvitz, 2015. Image courtesy of Chert gallery, Berlin.