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Arte Marginale e Socialita

Organizer(s): Frangione, Nicola – Alternative art magazine Armadio Officina

Location: Galleria Civica, Monza, Italy

Date: 1–10 September, 1980

Number of participants:

Document(s): List of Participants (poster )

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Ruch List], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: List of Participants (poster)

Arte(f)actos, publication

Author(s)/Editor(s): Ogaz, Damaso

Publisher: Anexo de Cisoria Arte, Caracas, Venezuela

Date: 1980–?

Number of participants:

Document(s): Issues

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool

Available for research at Artpool: Issues No. 1, 4, 5

The Badge Show, exhibition

Organizer(s): Baroni, Vittore

Location: Forte dei Marmi, Italy

Date: 8–16 September, 1980

Number of participants:

Document(s): Poster, Call, Catalog (Supplement to Arte Postale! No.13)

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Bonotto, Held, Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

"Baroni's one-man ‘Badge Show’ from 1981 is a fine illustration: this exhibit consisted solely of Baroni walking around his hometown of Forte dei Marmi with white overalls encrusted in badges, themselves designed by participants in the Mail Art network of the time. While the exhibition was explicitly intended as a showcase for the works of 200 different artists, it also furthered the individual intentions of Baroni himself: ‘every day at 3 p.m., I covered the short distance from my house to the Forte dei Marmi Municipal Art Gallery, as an ironic statement against the gloomy and provincial cultural policy of my town […] I do not like the usual gallery show arranged for the usual small crew of art freaks; I prefer to work for a non-art audience, so I performed my 'live show' for the fun of smiling passer-by.’” rhizome.org

Buon Compleanno V. B.

Organizer(s): Baccelli, Vittorio (Bureau de L’Art)

Location: Lucca, Italy

Date: 1980

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, List of Participants

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (November 1980)], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Call, List of Participants

Contart Mailbox, exhibition

Organizer(s): Rehfeldt, Robert – Stanislaw Urbanski

Location: International Print Biennale, Krakow, Poland

Date: 5 June – August, 1980

Number of participants:

Document(s): Poster, Call, Book

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Book

Bibliography: Robert Rehfeldt – Kunst Im Kontakt, Verlag Lutz Wohlrab, Berlin, 2009, p. 96

Copy Art Exhibition

Organizer(s): Llyod, Ginny

Location: La Mamelle Gallery, San Francisco, USA

Date: 12 June–18 July, 1980

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog, Photos, Blog post, Invitation & Article

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lloyd, Openlibrary.org

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

Quote: “The exhibition traveled to San Jose, CA and Japan.” Copy Art Revolvy.com

Dadafest L. A. – Dada in the 80s – Inter-Dada 80

Organizer(s): Cleveland, Buster – Michael Mollett – Patty Sue Jones – Neal “Skooter” Taylor

Location: Los Angeles – Ukiah, California, USA

Date: 1980

Number of participants:

Document(s): Chronology, Postcard, Letters, Registration Form

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (January 1980)], Mollett

Available for research at Artpool: Postcard, Letters, Registration Form

Bibliography: Cavellini, Guglielmo Achille: Cavellini in California and in Budapest, Living Room Show 1980, Self-historification series, Brescia, Italy, 1980

"Mollett forayed further into Dada. In 1980, with visual artists Patty Sue Jones and sometimes Mudperson Neal (Skooter) Taylor, the trio created DADAFEST L.A. A six-week multi-venue series of Dada performances, it included four exhibitions, with a found object show at Otis and another in a mental institution, as well as a series of dinners and a parade.” (Source: Looseleaf, Victoria: Meet the Mudpeople, Kcet.org, 24 July, 2014)

Erotica / Exotica, exhibition

Organizer(s): Hopkins, G. Arthur

Location: New Vistas Gallery, California, USA

Date: 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, List of Participants

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (November 1980); Welch], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Umbrella

Excentric Images, exhibition

Organizer(s): Schmettau, Manuel

Location: Milliken Gallery, Converse College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA

Date: March, 1980

Number of participants: 300, 21 countries

Document(s): Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Jean Brown; Crane]

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

Eye of the Pigeon, exhibition

Organizer(s): Luna/Sea Press

Location: Bookspace, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Date: 1980

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Article

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Chuck Stake List]

Available for research at Artpool: Call

Bibliography: Zack, David: Introduction, in: Monty Cantsin (ed.): Brain in the Mail, 1979

First Los Angeles Erotic Mail Art Show 1980

Organizer(s): Meade, Richard

Location: Zero Zero Gallery, Los Angeles, California, USA

Date: 1980

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Welch], Held [Crane], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, Call

Bibliography: Meade, Richard A. (ed.): First Los Angeles Erotic Mail Art Show, Zero Generation Publications, Los Angeles, 1980

G. A. Cavellini. APS No. 5

Organizer(s): Artpool

Location: Young Artists’ Club (FMK), Budapest, Hungary

Date: 23–29 May, 1980

Number of participants: 26, 2 countries

Document(s): Catalog, Webpage

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool

Available for research at Artpool: Webpage, Photos

Help Teach Mail Art, exhibition

Organizer(s): Spiegelman, Lon

Location: Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, California, USA

Date: 13–19 October, 1980

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog, Call (postcard), Call (Libellus, No. 1, Oct., 1980)

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held, Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Call

In a Small Frame, action

Organizer(s): Olbrich, Jürgen

Location: Kunoldstrassee 34., Kassel, West Germany, 7–15 June, 1980; Künstlerhaus, Hamburg, 20–28 June, 1980; Atelier Lüdenscheid, Lüdenscheid, 6–27 July, 1980; Panoptikum, Mülheim, 3–27 September, 1980; Höhenblick 20, Frankfurt, 20 October–15 November, 1980; Ateliergalerie Donder-Langer, Köln, 16 November–3 December, 1980; Untersuchungsbüro Karin Pabst für Kunst und Kultur, München, 13 February–11 March, 1981; GN Gallery, Gdansk, Poland, April, 1981; Galleri Guld, Denmark, 19–21 February, 1982; Kunstcentrum De Gele Rijder, Arnhem, The Netherlands, 22–25 September, 1982 Date: 1980–1982

Date: 1980–1982

Number of participants: 550

Document(s): Poster, Catalog, Artpool’s Art Tour 1982

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held, Lomholt, Oberlin

Available for research at Artpool: Artpool’s Art Tour 1982, Catalog

"Jürgen Olbricht has been frantically organising arts events for years. Kunold Strasse 34 is the venue for regular performance art events and art actions. Jürgen organised several international competitions, either based on an invitation, such as the “Garden Exhibition” (1981), or on free participation, like the action called “In a Small Frame” (since 1980)” Klaniczay, Júlia: Artpool’s Art Tour 1982, AL No. 3, 1983

The Intellectual Benefits of Art, exhibition

Organizer(s): Petasz, Pawel

Location: Stempelplaats, Amsterdam, Netherlands,

Date: 6–19 September, 1980

Number of participants: 84

Document(s): Call, Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (Summer 1980)]

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Catalog

International Fool! Mail Art Show

Organizer(s): Juin, Jacques – Thierry Tillier

Location: Kunoldstrasse 34, Kassel, Germany

Date: 4–30 October, 1980

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog, Call

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (May 1980); Ruch List], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

International Postal Object. Objetos. Muestra Internacional, exhibition

Organizer(s): Mata, José Luis – Galeria Ambito – Atelier Bonanova

Location: Galeria Ambito, Madrid, Spain

Date: 6 May – 6 June, 1980

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Crane; Umbrella (Summer 1980)]

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Catalog

Italian Spring Festival 1980 / International Mail Art Exhibition

Organizer(s): Peli, Romano – Michaela Versari (Centro Documentazione Organizzazione Comunicazioni Visive) – G.A. Cavellini – Italian Consulate, Perth

Location: Exhibition Hall, City Council Offices, Fremantle, Australia

Date: 29 October – 3 November, 1980

Number of participants: 206, 26 countries

Document(s): Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Crane; Jean Brown], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

Libellus, periodical

Author(s)/Editor(s): Schraenen, Guy

Publisher: Show Window, International Cultureel Centrum (I.C.C.), Antwerp, Belgium

Date: 1980–81

Number of participants:

Document(s): Issues Nos. 1 - 12.

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (November 1980)], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Issues Nos. 1–12., Umbrella

Mail Art. Exposicio De Tramesa Postal, exhibition

Organizer(s): Rabascall, Joan – Rafael Tous and others

Location: Metronom, Espai del Centre De Documentacio D’Art Actual, Barcelona, Spain

Date: 13 October – 21 November, 1980

Number of participants: 468

Document(s): Catalog, Invitation (postcard, poster)

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Jean Brown; Crane], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, Invitation (postcard, poster)

ME, periodical

Author(s)/Editor(s): Pittore, Carlo

Publisher: Pittore Euforico, New York, New York

Date: 1980–1984

Number of participants:

Document(s): Issues, Interview

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, IUOMA, Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Call Issues: Vol. 1, No. 1; Vol. 2, No. 1; Vol. 2, No. 2; Vol. 3, No. 2; Vol. 3, No. 3

Bibliography: Janssen, Ruud: Mail Interview with Carlo Pittore, iuoma.org, 1995

"I would call my little publication ME, since it was about ME, yet a put down of ME-ism, and of course, ME is the postal abbreviation of Maine. I enjoyed the pun, and when I asked recipients to send me a dollar bill to share in my publication costs, Ray Johnson was right there, circling the ME in America on the one dollar bill. Some understood.” Janssen, Ruud: Mail Interview with Carlo Pittore, iuoma.org, 1995

Musee (Neoist Research Project)

Organizer(s): Cantsin, Monty (István Kántor)

Location: Collectif L’Innommable Atelier, Bordeux, France

Date: 1980

Number of participants:

Document(s): Postcard, Book

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held

Available for research at Artpool: Postcard, Book

Bibliography: Art Lover: Vér, arany, neoizmus, Ráció Kiadó, Budapest, 2012, pp. 86-88.

Sull’ Uso del mezzo postale in arte, exhibition

Organizer(s): Commune of Pescara

Location: Center of Documentation, Pescara, Italy

Date: 6–26 March, 1980

Number of participants: 100

Document(s): Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (May 1980)]

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

The Mythical Image. L’Immagine Mitica, exhibition series

Organizer(s): Gini, Gino

Location: Studio 16/e, Torino, Italy, 14 – 29 March, 1980; Istituto Statale D’Arte, Siracusa, Italy, 20 May – 5 June, 1980; Images 70, Padua, Italy, September – October, 1980

Date: 1980

Number of participants: 150

Document(s): Calls & Invitations: Torino, Siracusa, Padua. List of Participants

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Calls, Invitations, List of Participants

Comment: The project lasted from 1979 to 1982. See all phases: 1979, 1981–1982

1984 is Coming… Soon!, exhibition

Organizer(s): Stake, Chuck

Location: Clouds ‘n’ Water Gallery, Calgary, Canada

Date: 1980

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Articles

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held, Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Articles

Bibliography: Pedwell, Susan: Crowd Resists Trip Into 1984, in: The Calgary Herald, Jan. 19, 1980; Tivy, Patrick: 1984 is coming… soon – in fact at the end of this year, in: The Calgary Herald, Dec. 8, 1979; Tousley, Nancy: Visual Arts, in: The Calgary Herald, Jan. 3, 1980

100 Artists & 100 Books, exhibition

Organizer(s): Peli, Romano – Michaela Versari

Location: C.D.O. Parma, Italy

Date: 21 May – 21 June, 1980

Number of participants: 100

Document(s): Call, Catalog (list of particpants)

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (May 1980)], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Catalog

Process of Identification, exhibition

Organizer(s): Chiarlone, Bruno

Location: Biblioteca Comunale of Arzago d’Adda, Bergamo, Italy

Date: 21 December, 1980

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool

Available for research at Artpool: Call

Comment: See List of participants at next year’s project.

Se Poesia, exhibition

Organizer(s): Fontana, Giovanni

Location: Liceo Artistico Statale Di Frosinone Sala Mostre, Frosinone, Italy

Date: 29 May – 5 June, 1980

Number of participants: 200

Document(s): Poster, Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held, Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Poster, Catalog

Sent Art, APS No. 4

Organizer(s): Artpool

Location: Young Artists’ Club (FMK), Budapest, Hungary

Date: 10 – 20 April, 1980

Number of participants: 300–400, 24 countries

Document(s): Call

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool

Available for research at Artpool: Call, List of Participants, Photos

Stampa newspaper, exhibition

Organizer(s): Carrión, Ulises

Location: Stempelplaats, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Date: 1980

Number of participants: ca. 200

Document(s): Call, Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (Summer 1980)], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Catalog, Letter

Suitable For Binding: An Exhibition of International Correspondence Art

Organizer(s): Jones, Stacey – George Brett

Location: Gray Art Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

Date: 15 May – 15 June, 1980

Number of participants: 90, 13 countries

Document(s): Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

Things to Think About in Space

Organizer(s): Lara, Mario

Location: San Diego, California, USA

Date: 1980

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (May 1980)], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Catalog

Comments: Mario Lara donated the catalog's original master copy to Artpool.

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