mail art open call (deadline expired)

From the pause of disappearance

Artists from all over the world are invited to send in their artwork(s). The artworks should preferably deal with the subject matter as explained below.

The sent in artworks will be shown as part of a the exhibition From the pause of disappearance located in three abandonend shops in the picturesque timber-framed main road of Lamspringe within the framework of the Lamspringer September – the annually month of culture and fine arts.

Lamspringe is an old monastry village (first mentioned in 847 AD) close to the Harz mountains in Lower Saxony.

In recent years Lamspringe faced a constant disappearance of almost all shops in the heart of the village on the main road while at the same time some large supermarkets grew at the green field outside the village. Also a notable number of villagers, mostly the Younger, migrated to cities.

Inspired by Berlin based artists who took over and still take over empty shops in run-down areas for their art projects and often start a process of gentrification - usually unwitting -, this exhibition is about questioning the contrasts and similarities between rural and urban development.