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Mail art as a direction of artistic activities was present in Poland in the 1970s and ‘80s. Andrzej Partum, for years a close friend of Zygmunt Rytka, was active in this movement. Rytka’s archive contains objects with similarities to mail art, such as his personal invitations and postcards as well as a series of postcards featuring a photograph from Rytka’s exhibition from the cycle Complementary Images from 1982. The artist would send these...

Mail art as a direction of artistic activities was present in Poland in the 1970s and ‘80s. Andrzej Partum, for years a close friend of Zygmunt Rytka, was active in this movement. Rytka’s archive contains objects with similarities to mail art, such as his personal invitations and postcards as well as a series of postcards featuring a photograph from Rytka’s exhibition from the cycle Complementary Images from 1982. The artist would send these cards to friends already addressed to himself, asking for them to be sent back. One of them is a postcard from Andrzej Partum with the heading “dialogue: rytka – partum” on the front. The other objects include an envelope sent to the artist by the Museum of the History of Photography in Krakow, which Rytka stuck onto carboard, signed and stamped as a kind of artwork from the category of mail art or found art.

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Invitation to a meeting to mark Marek Konieczny's birthday and the tenth anniversary of "Think Crazy"

Invitation to a meeting to mark Marek Konieczny's birthday and the tenth anniversary of "Think Crazy"

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Postcard turned into a duel of artists titled "Dziki"

Postcard turned into a duel of artists titled "Dziki"

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Postcard turned into a duel of artists titled "Dziki" (reverse)

Postcard turned into a duel of artists titled "Dziki" (reverse)

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Postcard by Henryk Gajewski titled "A Different Children's Book"

Postcard by Henryk Gajewski titled "A Different Children's Book"

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Postcard by Henryk Gajewski titled "A Different Children's Book" addressed to Zygmunt Rytka with the artist's autograph

Postcard by Henryk Gajewski titled "A Different Children's Book" addressed to Zygmunt Rytka with the artist's autograph

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Postcard of Zygmunt Rytka's "Complementary Images" + Rytka-Partum dialogue

Postcard of Zygmunt Rytka's "Complementary Images" + Rytka-Partum dialogue

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Postcard of Zygmunt Rytka's "Complementary Images" with text by Andrzej Partum

Postcard of Zygmunt Rytka's "Complementary Images" with text by Andrzej Partum

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Postcard of Zygmunt Rytka's "Complementary Images"

Postcard of Zygmunt Rytka's "Complementary Images"

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Postcard of Zygmunt Rytka's "Complementary Images" (reverse)

Postcard of Zygmunt Rytka's "Complementary Images" (reverse)

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Postcard of Zygmunt Rytka's "Complementary Images"

Postcard of Zygmunt Rytka's "Complementary Images"

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Postcard of Zygmunt Rytka's "Complementary Images" (reverse)

Postcard of Zygmunt Rytka's "Complementary Images" (reverse)

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Postcard of Zygmunt Rytka's "Complementary Images"

Postcard of Zygmunt Rytka's "Complementary Images"

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Postcard of Zygmunt Rytka's "Complementary Images" (reverse)

Postcard of Zygmunt Rytka's "Complementary Images" (reverse)

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Photograph by Leszek Golec used as a card with New Year's greetings for Zygmunt Rytka

Photograph by Leszek Golec used as a card with New Year's greetings for Zygmunt Rytka

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Photograph by Leszek Golec used as a card with New Year's greetings for Zygmunt Rytka (reverse)

Photograph by Leszek Golec used as a card with New Year's greetings for Zygmunt Rytka (reverse)

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New Year's card by Zofia Kulik

New Year's card by Zofia Kulik

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New Year's card by Zofia Kulik (reverse)

New Year's card by Zofia Kulik (reverse)

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Postcard sent to Zygmunt Rytka by Krzysztof Zarębski from New York

Postcard sent to Zygmunt Rytka by Krzysztof Zarębski from New York

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Postcard sent to Zygmunt Rytka by Krzysztof Zarębski from New York (reverse)

Postcard sent to Zygmunt Rytka by Krzysztof Zarębski from New York (reverse)

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Envelope addressed to Zygmunt Rytka from the Museum of Photography in Krakow

Envelope addressed to Zygmunt Rytka from the Museum of Photography in Krakow

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