Sunday, June 29, 2008

Carlo Pittore and Alex Kahn @ The ICA

I saw the Send Exhibit on Friday at the ICA and was quite moved to see Carlo Pittore's correspondance to his friend and fellow mail artist Bern Porter. It's all so Lo Tech and I love it for that. Just seeing someone's handwriting (and Carlo's was special) on real mail is a treat nowadays as both handwriting and real letters are becoming obsolete. There's an article in this week's Phoenix about the show. I very much enjoyed seeing my former professor Alex Kahn's work as well. He has made poetry of Spam, printed it in letterpress, and illustrated it with complex, witty and delicate etchings. Kahn's blending of Hi and Lo Tech is genius.

Carlo Pittore

Bern's Ear

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