Klaus Groh

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Name: Klaus Groh
Country of Origin: DE


Klaus Groh is a German artist, musician and author who was involved in the Mail Art movement in Germany. He was born in Poland in 1936, and studied art history in school; he discovered correspondence art in 1967 in San Francisco while he was studying Dada for his doctoral thesis.

Groh directed the Micro Hall Art Center in Edewecht and the cabaret stage Literaturium from 1971-2006. He viewed mail art processed through the postal service as a channel for art, creating a personal network of distribution from artist to mail official to receiver. This he saw as quite different from e-mail and fax, just beginning to emerge in the mid 1990s, at the height of his career. He welcomed the rise of digital technologies and communications as an opportunity to try new forms of art and explore new artistic ideas.

Groh has been featured in numerous exhibitions, both solo and group, and currently lives and works in Oldenburg.

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