Curated by Adam Carr
We’ve Got Mail II is a continuation of We’ve Got Mail, which took place in April to July of 2014. Part of MOSTYN’s history series of exhibitions, the sequence of We’ve Got Mail shows (of which there will be a total of four) respond to the context in which they are placed – a former postal sorting office into which MOSTYN’s galleries were expanded in 2010.
The first We’ve Got Mail presented a history of the Royal Mail through artefacts, documentation and ephemera together with artworks by contemporary artists who in various ways have used or use postal mail and its system. This second exhibition, opening in March, primarily focuses on the postcard and explores the town of Llandudno as a seaside resort.
The exhibition addresses the sale of postcards in local shops and some of the subjects of those postcards, including Punch and Judy, donkeys and pierrots. Spotlight sections feature Llandudno families with long histories in the seaside business and each subject is explored through the presentation of postcards, text and objects. Also on show will be a number of classic examples of the meeting between the postcard and the visual arts by artists Carl Andre, Daniel Buren, Sophie Calle, Robert Filliou, Richard Hamilton and Lawrence Weiner.