Austrian Post has prepared for issuing a special stamp honoring a great art collective – Gelitin. According to info got by StampNews.com, the stamp is to be released on the 22d of October.
Gelitin is a group of four artists from Vienna, Austria. The group was formerly known as gelatin and changed their name in 2005. They are known for creating sensational art events in the tradition of Relational Aesthetics, often with a lively sense of humor.
Among their projects are a gigantic plush toy: a 55 metre tall pink rabbit on Colletto Fava (near Genoa, Italy), intended to remain there until 2025. In November 2005, the group had a show at Leo Koenig, Inc. in New York, a project called "Tantamounter 24/7". The project was a "gigantic, complex and very clever machine", according to the artists, which functioned as a kind of art-Xerox.
The group erected a barrier blocking off one half of the space, locking themselves inside for one week, then asking visitors to insert items that they wanted copied into an opening in the barrier, which copies were then returned through another opening.