Art project Female Correspondence deals with the problem of communication in the form of artistic correspondence. Communication takes place at the level of women’s “conversations”, personal and intimate, ideological and artistic. Modern technology has led to changes in the way we communicate, leading to superficial exchange and reception of information. With this project, the authors want to achieve artistic communication that works through their works of art – graphics. The authors touch different topics in different ways, but all have in common that they draw attention to the problem of women’s literature.
Being an artist requires time, space and understanding. The question arises how to be an artist in modern times, as well as wife and a mother, as gender inequality is still present. The project arose from the need to create and to exchange thoughts and ideas, and from the love of fostering creative energy, mutual support and connection. In the literature, the term women’s writing is used in the context of writing about the ideas of feminism. The beginnings of women’s literature date back to the beginning of the 20th century, to Parisian salons, but the literary works of women authors at the time were intended primarily for women. With this project, women’s communication touches everyone, as the printed media, unlike social networks, still allows unobtrusive dissemination of information.
Although the format of the postcard – graphic is small, it does not diminish the importance of the work, nor the technique in which it is created. The themes of graphics are related to personal experiences and thoughts that are constantly changing and supplementing. In addition to the work itself, there is also a factor of anticipation and impatience in each graphic when sending and receiving letters from other artists. In contrast to today’s instant times, the approach to graphics is complex and multifaceted. The long process of creating graphics, thinking about message, material and print is a process that satisfies artists. Graphics is a traditional medium with which the authors try to achieve deeper communication by pointing to the time needed for reflection and the process in which the message or graphics are created.
The initiators of the project are Mateja Rusak (professor of graphic techniques at the Secondary School in Varaždin) and Tihana Karlović (independent artist), who launched the project in 2019. In the project so far participated 19 artists from Croatia, Poland, Slovenia, USA and Spain: Anna Trojanowska, Raquel Amat, Ana Salopek, Kristina Pongrac, Dora Bakek, Raluca Iancu, Iva Gobić, Gloria Sellan, Maja S. Franković, Svetlana Jakimovska Rodić, Irena Kečkeš, Maja Zemunik, Carmen Bačura Potočić, Monika Jurić, Jasna Šikanja, Karen Kunc and Yoshimi Teh Soo Mei.
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