PostSecret: The Power of a Postcard

Postcart of a lake, a ring of stones in the foreground, and a handwritten wish: refer to caption

"I just hope I can find someone, fall in love, and share all of my secrets with them."

August 3, 2015 - January 1, 2018

The exhibition communicated a contemporary narrative of mail and the postal service, highlighting the aesthetics of the communication tool itself and the juxtaposition between anonymity and shared experiences. It also demonstrated a unique relationship between mail, digital technology and social media. More than 500 artfully decorated postcards mailed anonymously from around the world reveal regret, fear, betrayal, desire, confession, childhood humiliation and other compelling confessions. A pyramid of more than one quarter million stacked cards represents the magnitude and popularity of sharing secrets via postcards.