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Index: Mertens und Mertens

Biography

Artists, West Germany.
Sabine Mertens aka Sasa Merts and Görd Kaa operated together as Mertens und Mertens, and also co-founded the artist group called X-Stars in 1983, and co-published the book Abba-Life Can Be.

Sasa Merts

Aka Sasa Merts, lives and works in Hamburg. The book Abba-Life Can Be she co-published with Görd Kaa, she describes as ”a fanciful story about the popband ABBA being extraterrestrians on a mission, about art as a replacement for religion and the Church Of Art as the one and only place for reflection and contemplation.” In the years after the turn of the century Mertens cofounded Garage Kunsthandel in Hamburg, as an ”Artroom for installing and beholding flashes of Genius.”

Sasa Merts has worked has worked in a range of media, from music, writing, painting, photography, video, installation art and sculpture, to the activity and exchanges within the Mail Art Network, which is the linking element also to Niels Lomholt aka Lomholt Formular Press.

Mertens’ main work in recent years has been sculpture (e.g. football players) and collages based upon press photographs. Mertens elaborates on the process of collage: ”of cutting people out of their operative environment, placing them into the void of a white sheet of paper and thus dissociating them from their respective social situations (and vice verca) these works become virtual interventions into disputes, conflicts and disruptive situations.”

Displaying all 28 posts by the networker in Lomholt Mail Art Archive
S 1981 00 00 mertens kaa 001
1981-00-00
KAA KUNST CONSTRUCT A 1981
Mertens und Mertens
S 1983 00 00 mertens kaa no 4 001
1983-00-00
Life can be..
Mertens und Mertens
S 1984 00 00 mertens kaa no 1 001
1984-00-00
m&m Life can be
Mertens und Mertens
S 1984 01 30 mertens kaa 001
1984-01-30
Schön ist die Welt
Mertens und Mertens
S 1985 01 24 mertens kaa 001
1985-01-24
Wenn sie wissen was wir meinen (ein minimum an maximum zu einer art weltreise)
Mertens und Mertens
S 1982 00 00 mertens max 001
1982-00-00
Max
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S 1983 00 00 mertens kaa no 5 001
1983-00-00
Sasa Merts UT
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S 1984 00 00 mertens kaa no 2 001
1984-00-00
m&m book
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S 1984 03 12 mertens kaa 001
1984-03-12
Schatten Bilder
Mertens und Mertens
S 1985 04 00 mertens kaa 001
1985-04-00
Letter to Lomholt
Mertens und Mertens
S 1982 00 00 mertens kaa 001
1982-00-00
Le Mur
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S 1983 00 00 mertens kaa xstars no 1 001
1983-00-00
Xstars
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S 1984 00 00 mertens kaa no 3 001
1984-00-00
m&m book
Mertens und Mertens
S 1984 04 15 mertens kaa 001
1984-04-15
m&m, Life can be…
Mertens und Mertens
S 1985 12 23 mertens kaa 001
1985-12-23
X-Stars Card
Mertens und Mertens
S 1983 00 00 mertens kaa no 1 001
1983-00-00
Schutz
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S 1983 00 00 mertens kaa xstars no 2 001
1983-00-00
Xstars - Eine Art Magazine
Mertens und Mertens
S 1984 00 00 mertens kaa no 4 001
1984-00-00
m&m book
Mertens und Mertens
S 1984 05 14 mertens kaa 001
1984-05-14
Abba-Art
Mertens und Mertens
S 1986 01 15 mertens kaa 001
1986-01-15
Postcard from Mertens and Kaa
Mertens und Mertens
S 1983 00 00 mertens kaa no 2 001
1983-00-00
Natura
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S 1983 00 00 mertens kaa xstars no 3 001
1983-00-00
Xstars
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S 1984 01 16 mertens kaa 001
1984-01-16
Letter from Mertens and Kaa
Mertens und Mertens
S 1984 11 23 mertens kaa 001
1984-11-23
Letter from Mertens and Kaa
Mertens und Mertens
S 1983 00 00 mertens kaa no 3 001
1983-00-00
L'Amour toujours
Mertens und Mertens
S 1983 12 16 mertens kaa xstars 001
1983-12-16
Letter from Mertens and Kaa
Mertens und Mertens
S 1984 01 27 mertens kaa 001
1984-01-27
Entwirklichung
Mertens und Mertens
S 1984 12 31 mertens kaa 001
1984-12-31
Postcard from Mertens and Kaa
Mertens und Mertens