Amy Sillman’s newest zine, The O.G. Vol. 15: Elements for a conversation, was created as part of the offline project Solitude, initiated by the Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium. The booklet includes 14 postcards of images selected by the artist from work created during the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as 100 possible recipients.
“During the lonesome winter of 2020, the world was abstract and brutal, almost unimaginable. The post office became a lifeline, bringing hopeful and nourishing things like books, messages, art supplies, medicine, and provisions. The fact that the post office was precarious, under attack by the Trump regime, made it seem all the more worth protecting. So when Stijn proposed a “Solitude” project, I immediately thought of mail art, a way of sending little abstract signs of life, like messages in a bottle, addressed one to one, even in a sender’s shaky handwriting, delivered to another through this almost.magical-seeming antiquated public circulatory system”
Curated by Stijm Maes
Designed by Marco Caroti