This International Mail-Art project was initiated by the artist-coop microwesten. The 50th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall and of the introduction of the first architectural mainfestation of the Iron Curtain, this project “celebrates” something very special. West Germans would send their poor eastern relatives care-pacages. In East Germany they were quickly named Westpakete (west packages). More than 50 artists from all over the world send in their Westpaket.
The packages will be shown from July 15th throu July 29th, 2011 at Kunstverein GRAZ e.V., Schäffnerstraße 21, 93047 Regensburg.
From August 3rd till August 13th (50th Anniversary!) they will be shown at Alte Feuerwache, Marchlewskistr. 6, 10243 Berlin-Friedrichshain.
During the opening of the Berlin show on August 3rd, all of the packages will be auctioned!