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1st Annual Black Mountain II Postal Art Show

Organizer(s): Weisman, Stephanie – Norine Spurling

Location: Black Mountain College II, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York, USA

Date: 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Letter, Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (March 1981)]

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, Umbrella

Bibliography: Huntington, Richard: First-class Art, in: Buffalo Courier-Express, 16 August, 1981, pp. 4–6.

Alfabeto International Exhibition of Mail Art

Organizer(s): Stagnaro, Umberto

Location: Finale Legure, Italy

Date: 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (May 1981)]

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, Umbrella

Alien Transmissions, exhibition

Organizer(s): Artlink Artspace

Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA

Date: 6 February – 3 March, 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog, Call

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (January 1981)]

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, Call, Umbrella

Amazonic High-Ways, exhibition

Organizer(s): Maggi, Ruggero

Location: XVI Biennal of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Date: October–December, 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog

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

Available for research at Artpool: Call

Amazonic Trip, exhibition

Organizer(s): Maggi, Ruggero

Location: Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Peru

Date: 13–30 November, 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog, Call, Short history

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

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, Call

Antwerp International Mail-Art Festival

Organizer(s): Schraenen, Guy

Location: Antwerpen, Belgium

Date: 25 September – 1 November, 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call (Libellus, No. 1, Oct., 1980), Call, Letter, Poster

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (November 1980); Umbrella (September 1981)], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Poster

Bibliography: Libellus, No. 1, Oct., 1980 (ed. by Guy Schraenen)

Are You Experienced? Love Hate Fear Suicide, exhibition

Organizer(s): Bleus, Guy

Location: Museum of Vrije University, Brussels, Belgium

Date: 1–30 November, 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog (with microfiche), Call

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

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog (with microfiche), Call

Art and Post. Művészet és Posta. APS No. 7, exhibition

Organizer(s): Galántai, György

Location: Mini Galéria, Budapest, Hungary

Date: 21 July – 20 August, 1981

Number of participants: 86+

Document(s): Photos, (4 different) Catalogs, Poster

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Koppány Márton]

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Catalog, Poster

Comment: Artpool's first Hungarian Mail Art exhibition with postal works by 86 artists and invitation cards of 36 cultural institutions. Some sent objects and bookworks were also shown as well as two international mail art projects. Pieces from Artpool's audio archive were to be listen to during the show.

Art Garden Show. Kunst Garten Schau

Organizer(s): Olbrich, Jürgen O.

Location: Kunoldstr. 34, Kassel, West Germany

Date: June 1 – July 30, 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog, Poster

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

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, Postcards

Bibliography: Olbrich, Jürgen O. (ed.): Kunstgartenschau. Artgardenshow, Kunoldstr. 34, Kassel, Germany, 1981, 114 p.

Arte Postal Verano, exhibition

Organizer(s):

Location: Galeria Bar G. Patacon, La Coruna, Spain

Date: 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog, Poster

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

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, Poster

Art-Umbrella-Postcard Show, APS No. 8 (My Art Loves Your Art)

Organizer(s): Galántai, György – Klaniczay, Júlia (Artpool)

Location: Helikon Galéria, Budapest, Hungary

Date: 16 December, 1981 – 10 January, 1982

Number of participants: 33

Document(s): Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (March 1982); Jean Brown]

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, Umbrella

Artist’s Books. Llibres D’Artista, exhibition

Organizer(s): Metronom (Rafael Tous, Centre De Documentació d’Art Actual)

Location: Metronom, Barcelona, Spain

Date: 6 October – 5 November, 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Salvatore De Rosa], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, Call

Artists’ Postage Stamps. Marke Umetnika

Organizer(s): Todorovic, Miroljub (Signalist Documentation Center) – Slavko Timotijevic

Location: Happy Gallery, (Srecna Galerija, Students Cultural Centre), Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Date: November, 1981

Number of participants: 93

Document(s): Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (May 1981); Jean Brown]

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

Artist Profession Man. Artista Professione Uomo, exhibition series

Organizer(s): Chiarlone, Bruno (Work Area)

Location: Arzago d’Adda, Italy, 30 November, 1981; D’Antonio Silvio Studio, Salerno, February, 1982; Five Towers Micro Hall Center (Dr. Klaus Groh), Augustfehn, Germany, May 1982; Comisión De Cultura De AEBU (Clemente Padín), Montevideo, Uruguay, 1983

Date: 1981–1983

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog, Letter, List of Participants (1982)

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (May 1981)], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: List of Participants, Umbrella

Avant-Garde Post Card Exhibition. Nuove Cartoline. Cartoline postali di ieri e di oggi in un’ottica d’avantguardia

Organizer(s): Sturani, Enrico

Location: Rome, Italy

Date: 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (January 1981)], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

Bern Porter International Mail Art Exhibition

Organizer(s): Pittore, Carlo

Location: La Galleria dell’ Occhio, New York, USA

Date: April–May, 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog, Stampsheets (Supplement to ME, Vol.2, No. 2)

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (March 1981)], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, Stampsheets (Supplement to ME, Vol.2, No. 2)

Blankspots, exhibition

Organizer(s): Swierkiewicz, Róbert

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Date: ?–23 August, 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): List of Participants

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool

Available for research at Artpool: List of Participants

Bodies of Artists Danish Mail Art Show

Organizer(s): Schmidt-Olsen, Carsten

Location: Hjerring, Denmark

Date: 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (May 1981)], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, Umbrella

Capitalism is Sad, project

Organizer(s): T., Patrick

Location: ASIC Studio, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA

Date: 31 August – 12 September, 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog, Call

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

Available for research at Artpool: Call

Colombia Desde Afuera. Columbia From the Outside, exhibition

Organizer(s): Peli, Romano – Michaela Versari

Location: C.D.O., Parma, Italy – Museo de Arte Moderno de Meddelin Biennial Exhibition, Columbia

Date: 5–25 August, 1981

Number of participants: 36, 22 countries

Document(s): Call, Letter

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (May 1981)], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Letter, Umbrella

Contact With Mail Art in the Spirit of Peaceful Coexistence, project

Organizer(s): Jesch, Birger

Location: Dresden, East Germany

Date: 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Add & Return

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

Available for research at Artpool: Add & Return

Far Communication, project

Organizer(s): Post Industrialism (Emmett Walsh)

Location: Gulfport, Florida

Date: 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog, Call

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Giovanni Fontana], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, Call

The Fault’s Casual Abuse Mail Art Show

Organizer(s): Teuty, Ian – Terence McMahon

Location: Holiday Bowl, Hayward, California, USA

Date: 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call (Postcard), Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Jean Brown], Lomholt, Umbrella (March 1981)

Available for research at Artpool: Call (Postcard), Catalog

Comment: Also known as the Fault’s Punk/Dada Mail Art exhibition

From Italy, By Mail, exhibition

Organizer(s): Peli, Romano – Michaela Versari

Location: Italian Institute of Culture, Stockholm, Sweden

Date: 23 February – 8 March, 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Invitation

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (January 1981)]

Available for research at Artpool: Invitation

Global Postale 84 Artist’s Stamps, exhibition

Organizer(s): Varney, Edwin (Global Postale 84.)

Location: Museo Internacional de Neu Art, Vancouver, Canada

Date: 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Held [Umbrella (January 1981)], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

Here 1, 2, 3. Aqui 1, 2, 3, exhibition series

Organizer(s): Marin, Manuel

Location: Jose Clemente Orozco Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico, 7–30 September, 1981; Galería Juan Martín, México, 21 July, 1982

Date: 1981–1982

Number of participants: 200, 30 countries

Document(s): Catalog, Report

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

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, Report

Homage to Unknown Artists, project

Organizer(s): Thenot, Jean-Paul

Location: Columbes, France; Galerie S:t Petri, Lund, Sweden, 27 March – 21 April, 1981

Date: 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call (Poster), Certificate (of participation)

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (May 1981)]

Available for research at Artpool: Call (Poster), Umbrella

Human Habitat, exhibition

Organizer(s): Brookman, Dieter

Location: Rostock, East Germany

Date: 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, List of Participants

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Salvatore De Rosa], Umbrella (May 1981)

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

I Don’t Know Much About What I Like, But I Know Art. Mail Art Contro Tutti, exhibition

Organizer(s): Priem, Robert C., Jr.

Location: Hickory Street Art Gallery and Waterbred Store, Denton, Texas, USA

Date: 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog, Call

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

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, Call

Illusion and Reality, exhibition

Organizer(s): Otto Tron (Joan Miller)

Location: Gallery 101, River Falls, Wisconsin, USA

Date: 22 April – 5 May, 1981 (and by popular demand: 16 June – 14 July, 1981)

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog, Call

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (March 1981), Jean Brown], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, Call, Umbrella

Imagine: The Legacy of John Lennon, exhibition

Organizer(s): Stake, Chuck (Don Mabie)

Location: Off Centre Centre, Calgary, Canada

Date: 2 December, 1981 – 2 January, 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog, Call, Article, List of Participants

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Chuck Stake List], Umbrella (September 1981)

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, Call, Article, List of Participants

Bibliography: Tousley, Nancy: Lennon exhibition. Mail-art entries concentrate on John’s living influence, in: The Calgary Herald, 17 December, 1981

International Graffiti Mail Art, exhibition

Organizer(s): Metallic Avau (Violetta Wynants)

Location: Salon D’Art, Bruxelles, Belgium

Date: 17 August – 26 September, 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Poster (List of participants)

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (May 1981)], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Umbrella

Letters to Kobe. Portopia ’81, exhibition

Organizer(s):

Location: Kobe Port Island Exposition, Kobe, Japan

Date: 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, List of participants (Catalog)

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

Available for research at Artpool: List of participants (Catalog), Call

Mail Art For Peace, exhibition & campaign

Organizer(s): Ozory, Georg

Location: United Nations General Assembly, 24 October, 1981; Stuttgart Theatre, Germany, 18–24 March, 1982

Date: 1981–1982

Number of participants: 150, 30 countries

Document(s): Call, Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Catalog

Mail Art From the Seventies, project

Organizer(s): Schraenen, Guy

Location: ICC, Antwerp, Belgium

Date: 1981

Number of participants:

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

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

Available for research at Artpool: Call

Mail Art In/Out the System. L’Art Postal Dedans / Dehors Le System, exhibition

Organizer(s): Daligand, Daniel – Francois Guinochet

Location: Francois Guinochet, Paris, France

Date: 10–24 October, 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog, List of participants, Call

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held, Umbrella (September 1981)

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, List of participants, Call, Umbrella

Mail Art Is Poetry. Arte Postale È Poesia, exhibition

Organizer(s): Chiarlone, Bruno

Location: Arzago D’Adda, Italy

Date: 18–30 June, 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): List of participants

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool

Available for research at Artpool: List of participants

Comment: Chiarlone included in this exhibition works sent for his earlier projects Process of Identification and Artist Profession Man. Artista Professione Uomo.

A Mail Art Show 48226. Three Great Illusions, Time, Space and Self

Organizer(s): Eleinko, Gary

Location: Focus Gallery, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Date: 15 August–12 September, 1981

Number of participants: 292, 27 countries

Document(s): Catalog, Call

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Koppány Márton, Umbrella (May 1981), Umbrella (September 1981)], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Catalog

Material Metamorphosis, Commonpress No. 47, project

Organizer(s): Cracker Jack Kid (Chuck Welch)

Location: Bellevue College Hitchcock Humanities Center, Bellevue, Nebraska, USA

Date: 2 December, 1981 – 3 January, 1982

Number of participants: 130, 16 countries

Document(s): Call, Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (September 1981)], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

Messages 81. International Mail Art Exhibition

Organizer(s): Capuano, Guido

Location: Pinacoteca Comunale di Palazzo Bruno, Ispica, Italy

Date: 13–22 August, 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Salvatore De Rosa], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Call

The Meeting. A Mail-Art-Performance

Organizer(s): Fakkeldij, Henk

Location: Utrecht, Holland

Date: 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (March 1981)], Lomholt, Umbrella (November 1981)

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Umbrella

My Dear… Mail Art. Mia Cara… Mail Art, exhibition

Organizer(s): Peli, Romano

Location: Convento Di San Paolo – Le Stanze, Parma, Italy

Date: 4–18 July, 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): List of participants, Invitation

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Salvatore De Rosa; Umbrella (September 1981)]

Available for research at Artpool: Invitation

The Mythical Image, exhibition series

Organizer(s): Gini, Gino (Laboratorio Artivisive, Foggia)

Location: La galleria Apollinaire, Milano, 23–26 June, 1981; Foggia, Italy, 23–31 January, 1982; 6–13 November, 1982

Date: 1981–1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Postcard (list of participants)

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Salvatore De Rosa; Umbrella (September 1981)], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Catalog

Comment: The project lasted from 1979 to 1982. See former phases: 1979, 1980

My Art Loves Your Art. APS No. 8, Art-Umbrella-Postcard-Show. Művészet-Esernyő-Képeslap-Bemutató

Organizer(s): Galántai György – Klaniczay Júlia

Location: Helikon Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Date: 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (March 1982)]

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, Umbrella

Photographs / Making Photographs, exhibition

Organizer(s): Duquette, Michael

Location: Toronto Photographers Co-op & The Photography Gallery, Tortonto, Canada

Date: 11 December, 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (May 1981)], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Catalog, Umbrella

Post/Arte, periodical

Author(s)/Editor(s): Espinosa, César – Colectivo-3

Publisher: Colectivo-3, Mexico City, Mexico

Date: 1982–1984

Number of participants:

Document(s): Issues, List of issues (in: Held, John (ed.): Mail Art periodicals An Annotated Inventory John Held, Jr. Collection Modern Realism Archive San Francisco, California. Depósito del archivo de John Held en el MoMA de N.Y., pp. 294-296.)

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

Available for research at Artpool: Issues Nos. 1, 1A, 2B, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10-11

Bibliography: Espinosa, César (ed.): Post/Arte, Colectivo-3, Mexico City, Mexico, 1982-1984

“The artists' group Colectivo 3 was active between 1981 and 1985. Its members were Araceli Zúñiga, Blanca Noval, Aarón Flores, and César Espinosa. The group was specifically dedicated to mail art and promoted works and exhibitions such as the Poema Colectivo: Revolución and the mail art 'marathon' 1984 in 1984: What future do we look for?. Colectivo 3 was formed after the dissolution of the former group El Colectivo, which was active between 1976 and 1979, and had been conceived to deal with social and urban issues.” moma.org

PostHype, periodical

Author(s)/Editor(s): Jacob, John P.

Publisher: Riding Beggar Press, USA

Date: 1981–1985

Number of participants:

Document(s): Issues, Article

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

Available for research at Artpool: Issues Vol. 1, No. (?), Vol. 2, No. 1

"Each of the first four post-card sized issues of PostHype was printed using an original rubber stamp by Jacob, hand carved from photographs” wikiwand.com

React, exhibition

Organizer(s): Lloyd, Ginny

Location: Kunoldstrasse 34, Kassel, Germany

Date: 2–28 October, 1981

Number of participants: 40

Document(s): Catalog

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

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

“In Kassel, I lived and worked on projects at Kunoldstrasse 34, run by Jurgen Olbrich. Kunoldstrasse 34 Is a unique space In that many projects utilizing the building and surrounding area are installations that artists actually live with. Jurgen seems to have never-ending energy, creating the most wonderful experimental Xerox books I have ever seen, many one-of-a-kind. He has an extensive archive and collection documenting projects held in the art/living space, as well as archives of mail art and correspondence projects.”
Lloyd, Ginny: The Mail Art Community in Europe: a first hand view (written for Umbrella Magazine – 1982), in: Umbrella Magazine, January 1982, Vol. 5, No. 1, ginnylloyd.blogspot.com

Self Portraits: International Stamp / Mail Art Exhibition

Organizer(s): Francis, Harley

Location: Spaces, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Date: 10 April – 2 May, 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Invitation

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (January 1981)], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Invitation, Umbrella

Shitfaced Mail Art, project

Organizer(s):

Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Date: 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (March 1981)], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Umbrella

Six Mail Art Projects

Organizer(s): Van Barnevelt, Aart

Location: Stempelplaats Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland

Date: 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (March 1981)]

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, Umbrella

Bibliography: Rubber, Vol. 3, Nos. 7-9

Mail Art 666. Mosaico-mosaikk Mail Art Show

Organizer(s): Llys, Dana – Thierry Tillier

Location: Charleroi, Belgium

Date: 1981–1983

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Jean Brown; Umbrella (March 1981)], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Catalog

TV Postcards. Dr. Zwiebel’s Telepraxis presents an International Mail Art Program Stop

Organizer(s): Bernhardt, Ulrich

Location: Stuttgart, West Germany

Date: 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (May 1981)], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

Telephone Book Page

Organizer(s): Rypson, Piotr (Sator Editions)

Location: Warsaw, Poland

Date: 1981

Number of participants: 70

Document(s): Call, List of participants

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (January 1981); Umbrella (March 1981)], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Call, List of participants

The Third National High School Postal Art Exhibition

Organizer(s): Welch, Chuck (CrackerJack Kid)

Location:

Date: 1981

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog

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

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Catalog

“I’ve asked some ‘postal pros’ to join in on the fun, but most seem too tepid towards the idea of a high school contact… too bad… lot’s of good ideas generate within institutional walls, contrary to opinion.” Chuck Welch to Anne F. Wittels as quoted in: Crackerjack Mail Art Vitae 1979-1981. A Compendium of Cracker Jack Kid’s First Mail Art Contacts with Friends and the Mail Art Exhibitions He Entered, Cracker Jack Kid, Peterborough, USA, 2017, p. 9. (ed. by Chuck Welch)

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