RØRPOST

an international art energy

collaboration project

 

 

THE COLLABORATIONS

 

 

The Art ChatterCritique Group a Houston, TX collective of established mid-career visual artists who defy the stereotype of the lone artist in isolated studio practice. This community provides its members a supportive forum for the exchange of ideas, information, and critical responses. Established in 2004.

 

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 THE ART CHATTERCRITIQUE GROUP 

 

 

 

Houston is the most populous city in Texas, and the fourth most populous city in the US. With an estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million people within 599.6 square miles (1,553 km). Houston is multicultural, with many academic institutions , and is a major port city. With nine major performing arts organizations,  and Museum District cultural institutions/exhibits that attract more than 7 million visitors a year, Houston is big and hot in more ways than one!

 

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 ABOUT HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA 

 

 

 

 

Blå Døre / Blue Doors, a group of Danish artists in the town of Esbjerg, was formed to establish an annual event called Åbne Døre / Open Doors. Åbne Døre takes place in the various Blå Døre member's workshops, ateliers and galleries. This event takes place annually on the 4th weekend in September.

 

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 BLÅ DØRE 

 

 

 

Esbjerg is a seaport town and seat of Esbjerg Municipality on the west coast of the Jutland peninsula in southwest Denmark. With a population of 71,618, it is the fifth-largest city in Denmark, and the largest in west Jutland. It has notable museums and entertainment venues, including Esbjerg Art Museum, Esbjerg Museum and the privately owned Fisheries and Maritime Museum and the Esbjerg Performing Arts Centre

 

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 ABOUT ESBJERG, DENMARK 

 

 

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RØRPOST EXHBITION SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

Posted 04/09/2016

 The exhibiton schedule has been announced for four Rørpost Project shows debuting in Esbjerg, Denmark, and Houston, TX, USA.

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RØRPOST SPONSORS ANNOUNCED

Posted 04/02/2016

We are pleased and greatful to announce the sponsors of the Rørpost Project!

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THE RØRPOST DIARIES:  Field Notes from the Artists

Updated throught the project!

View the field notes of participating artists as theyshare their thought and process throughout the collaboration process.

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FIRST ESBJERG EXHIBITION VENUE ANNOUNCED

Posted 08/27/2015

Blå Döre members today announced the exhibition venue for the first Rørpost  Collaboration Project  show will be the Town Hall in Esbjerg, Denmark...

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The Rørpost Collaboration Project

 

Our purpose is to bring international artists together using collaborative projects as a pipeline for the flow of creative energy, the development of friendships, and the celebration of the freedom of expression.

We paired 21 Esbjerg artists with 21 Houston artists. Each artist started a work on paper. These works were sent across the Atlantic to be finished by their artistic partner. The work then made a return trip to its creative origin. Each artist subsequently created a new work in response to the experience of the collaboration in a medium of their choice.

There will be four exhibitions, two in Esbjerg and two in Houston. The exhibits will each consist of  42 collaborative paper pieces and 21 individual artist responses.

About the Name "Rørpost"

Rørpost  is a pneumatic tube in Danish. In the past pneumatic tubes were used in department stores to make change or exchange paper messages. In this case Rørpost is a metaphor for sending the paper exchange and art ideas across the Atlantic. The verb "Røre" basically means "to touch" when translated from Danish to English.

Rørpost is the first phase of a three phase project:

  1. Rørpost, the tube, is a fast and free paper exchange. Røre, to touch, is creating art as a result of the collaborative process and the first touch.
  2.  Rørledning, the pipe, has a larger diameter and exchange. Artists will travel to each other’s country to create art and/or exhibit.
  3. Rørsamling. the joint, is a connection.  Artists in other cities will form connections using the Rørpost to Rørledning model.

 

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RØRPOST COLLABORATION CONTACTS

For Danish & Esbjerg Information:

Rich. Dethlefsen:  +45 41 13 11 12

Sue Reeves:  +45 20 15 25 89

For English & Houston Information:

donna e perkins:  713.594.3710

Renata Lucia:  832.451.9067