Strange Mail: How the postman delivered a lifeline to queer misfits | ArtReview

Show: Queer Correspondence

Publication: ArtReview, Summer 2020

Writer: Oliver Basciano

“The return to mail art in 2020 might seem mere nostalgia for a time when such utopian ideals seemed obtainable –the medium all but replaced by the internet– but Cell Project Space’s Queer Correspondence project also taps into the queer fear of isolation; and a fear of the historic loneliness often felt by LGBT people prior to our hypernet-worked age and the era of social media. In a period of being confined to home, unable to feel the warmth of human connection, a letter, it seems, still goes a long way.” – Oliver Basciano