As Varela states in her curatorial statement, “Not only does Carrión act as his own postmaster—an organizer of all the Mail Art projects—but my use of the prefix post also qualifies master, alluding to the art historical term ‘Old Master,’ and in so doing referring to Carrión’s probing of artistic originality and authorship.”
The exhibition also provides an opportunity to consider the contemporary relevance of Carrión’s work at a moment when Mail Art has experienced a revival during the COVID-19 pandemic and when the United States Postal Service faces increased attention in advance of November’s election.
Gallery visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the materiality of Carrión’s works, discovering a plurality of voices in his diverse projects. Ulises Carrión: Post/Master will be on view from October 16–December 4, 2020.
This exhibition is third in the series “On View: Curatorial Studies,” which features art exhibitions curated by SA+AH graduate students.
UG is grateful to ISLAA for their generous support of the exhibition.