Postcards from Isolation

4 – 6 November 2021

Archaeological Museum Innsbruck

Exhibition Design together with Theresa Uitz

with works by: 

Alessandra Akiwumi, Yalin Cao, Michael Dohr, Kristen Elizabeth Donoghue-Stanford, Deborah Hobson, Semin Hong, Feiyu Hu, Soyeon Kim, Maria Konder, Alberto Maggini, Sorin Prodea, Xinyue Qu, Anna Redwood, Ewald Rist, Alondra Ruiz-Hernandez, Yijie Sun, TÅHUME, Xinyan Tan, Melania Toma, Hua Tong, Rosalie Wammes, Keran Wang, Qianlin Wang, Samuel R. Webb, Lily Weng, Wenhui Xie, Lilly Yang

And texts by Cezara-Maria Casian, Jürgen Dehm, Lisa Dilitz, Anja Fritsch, Lena Ganahl, Verena Gstir, Nayra Hammann, Aurelia Hartmann, Helena Huber, Elisabeth Krabichler, Simon Kriss, Stéphanie Mathey, Marco Murr, Franziska Nössing, Felix Tenhaef

Against a backdrop of classical antiquities, the exhibition presents mail art created during the 2021 lockdown and the corresponding texts. In the spring of 2021, twenty-seven young artists of the Chelsea College of Arts in London, not able to access the locked-up studios at their art academy, created small artworks in the form of postcards. These finally reached the University of Innsbruck by post, where they offered the young scientists at the Department of Art History a welcome opportunity to "work with the original", but also for experimental approaches. With an exhibition display, developed especially for the show and set amidst the plaster casts from the Innsbruck Archaeological Museum, the Faculty of Architecture also participates in Postcards from Isolation.

“Postcards from Isolation“ is an exhibition of the Department of Art History and the MA Fine Art 2020/21 of the Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, in the Archaeological Museum Innsbruck (University Main Building) – supported by the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Innsbruck.

As part of the Premierentage 2021

In cooperation with the Research Center Cultures in Contact of the University of Innsbruck

Conceptualized and organized by Jürgen Dehm