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How the queer correspondence art of Ray Johnson disrupted art world conventions and anticipated today’s highly networked culture

Utilizing the postal service as his primary means of producing and circulating art, Ray Johnson cultivated an international community of friends and collaborators through which he advanced his idiosyncratic body of work. Highlighting his alternative modes of community building and playful antagonism toward art world protocols, Miriam Kienle demonstrates how Ray Johnson’s correspondence art offers new ways of envisioning togetherness in today’s highly commodified and deeply networked world.