Stefano Calligaro
Materialization of „Poetrick (No. 104)“
Offset Print / postcard
14,8 x 10,5 cm
Ed 250

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Stefano Calligaro (*1976, Italy, living and working in Cluj, Romania) is making so-called „Poetricks“, text based works in a digital format. Those digital files can be „materialized“ in different media – like posters, postcards, stickers, banners, etc.
The artist is providing various publishers with the „poetricks“ and they can decide how they want to distribute them. Recently „Poetricks“ were materialized by Emmanuel Hervé Gallery, ISBN Books Gallery, Edicola Feuilleton and Second Room Antwerp.

In the case of „Poetrick (No. 104)“, and the editions chose for the materialization the format of a postcard, as it echoes formal to the term „return to sender“ which was changed by Calligaro to „return to tender“.

For Stefano Calligaro „the `Poetrickal-materialization` project is (…) the opposit of what the `dematerialization of the art object` meant in the 70’s.
Since most of my works are files, materializing them into `objects` is a way to give them a place in the tangible world. But I do like also to make them `move` (..) and to be a bridge and a way to communicate, interact, with people (…).