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Altenburger, show

Organizer(s): Rehfeldt, Robert

Location: Staatlichten Lindenau, Berlin, East Germany

Date: 18 July–19 September, 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): List of Participants (poster)

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

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

Anti-World War 3 and For The Future. Internationalist Arts Festival

Organizer(s): Romero, Rachel – Leon Klayman (San Francisco Poster Brigade)

Location: Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, California, USA

Date: May, 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call (version by Ruggero Maggi), Call, Video

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

Available for research at Artpool:

“A manifestation of the next generation of the San Francisco Poster Brigade (earlier the Wilfrid Owen Brigade), it was organized as a mail-art event, with associated performance art, film and video, music and allied events. After a call for submissions in August 1980, it opened in San Francisco in October, moved to Los Angeles for November/December, opened in Tucson in March 1981, moved to the Parsons School of Design in New York in July 1981, and finished up at the Southern Exposure Gallery in San Francisco in May 1982 (with additional venues for film, performances, readings and music). Contributions were solicited and added during the length of the exhibit's existence.” bibliopolis.com

Art Button, project

Organizer(s): Rippel, Larry

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Date: October, 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

Artistic Activities in the Countryside, exhibition

Organizer(s): Fricker, Hans Ruedi

Location: Trogen, Switzerland

Date: 2 October – 13 November, 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog

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

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, Umbrella

Art = Start +, project

Organizer(s): Jonge, Ko de

Location: Middelburg, Holland

Date: 1982–

Number of participants: 180+

Document(s): Call, Documentation

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Documentation

Arts for Surviving. Kunst zum Überleben, workshop

Organizer(s): Treeck, David

Location: Bergkamen, Germany

Date: 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog

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

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

Clinch, magazine

Author(s)/Editor(s): Ruch, Günther

Publisher: Out-Press, Geneva, Switzerland

Date: 1982–1988

Number of participants: 400, 35 countries

Document(s): Issue Nos. 1–10.

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, iuoma.org, Lomholt, Ruch

Available for research at Artpool: Issue Nos. 1–5, 8, 10

Bibliography: Janssen, Ruud: Mail-interview with Günther Ruch – Switzerland, TAM Publications, Netherlands, 1996

Related link(s): Günther Ruch 1942-2013

“The concept of CLINCH was bound with the wish to have a selfmade assembling-magazine, cheap in its production-costs, simple and complicate at the same time, open to everybody and every world-conception, -including contributing artists from the whole globe. A relativly strong conceptualized idea developed itself through the small stamp-size of the contributed originals (stickers/stamps).” Janssen, Ruud: op. cit.

Cloud Museum

Organizer(s): Lengyel, András

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Date: 1982–1985

Number of participants:

Document(s): Article, Books

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool

Available for research at Artpool: Article, Books

Bibliography: Mennyei könyvtár. Felhő Antológia. Lengyel András válogatása, Ráday Könyvesház, Budapest, 2009, ca. p. 120 (Ed. by András Lengyel)
Dékei, Kriszta: Cloud Museum 1982–1985, in: artpool.hu, 1992

Collage City International Mail-Art Project

Organizer(s): Luigetti, Serse

Location: Perugia, Italy

Date: February, 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Held [Umbrella (January 1982)], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Catalog

Commonpress No. 43, Mail-Artists Live on the Edge

Organizer(s): Saunders, Robert (OK Post East)

Location: Weare, New Hampshire, USA

Date: 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (May 1981); Umbrella (January 1982)]

Available for research at Artpool: Call

Commonpress No. 44, Artists’ Body of Statement &/Or Secrets

Organizer(s): Erlij, Tania

Location: Somerville, Massachusetts, USA

Date: 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog (poster)

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool

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

Bibliography: Erlij, Tania (ed.): Commonpress No. 44, Artists’ Body of Statement &/Or Secrets, USA, 1982

Communication Induced Mutant, exhibition

Organizer(s): Luigetti, Serse – Synth-O-Matic Production

Location: Hi Mon Café, Perugia, Italy

Date: July – September, 1982; April, 1983 (Phase Two)

Number of participants:

Document(s): List of participants

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

Available for research at Artpool: Poster, List of participants

Cultura Alternativa, exhibition

Organizer(s): Araujo, Avelino de

Location: Galeria de Arte do Centro Cultural Candido Mendes, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Date: 6–26 January, 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call (Poster)

Source(s) of the listed documents: Held [Salvatore DeRosa], Lomholt

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

Dokumente, exhibition series

Organizer(s): Olbrich, Jürgen

Location: Kassel, West Germany

Date: 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog

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

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

"Simultaneously with Documenta, an event also called Documente (=documents) was going on for 100 days at an artistic space at Kunold Strasse 34, organised by Jürgen O. Olbrich. Each day of Documente - accompanied by a voluminous catalogue - featured a different artist each of whom was given the chance to present their art. The one hundred artists who participated included Ko de Jonge, Michael Gibbs, Janos Urban, Klaus Groh, Robert Rehfeldt, Wulle Konsumkunst, Klaus Staeck, Rod Summers, and others. Detailed archived documentation was available on every artist on the spot. The rooms of the house and the garden were filled with new exhibits every day. The presence of the artists made it possible for a huge number of cheerful, personal meetings to take place." Júlia Klaniczay: Artpool's Art Tour, 14 June–31 July, 1982, artpool.hu

Eldorádó, exhibition

Organizer(s): Szirányi, István

Location: Újpesti Mini Galéria, Budapest, Hungary

Date: 11 November – 5 December, 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Invitation, Photos, Poster, Bookwork

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

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Invitation, Photos, Poster, Bookwork

Bibliography: Bevonulás “A megterhelt házba”: beszélgetés Swierkiewicz Róbert képzőművésszel, Művészet, 1988/1. p. 38.

Everybody with Anybody. APS No. 11, exhibition

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

Location: Young Artists’ Club, Budapest, Hungary

Date: 26 February, 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Poster, Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

Enlightenment and Depravity in Urban Life, exhibition

Organizer(s): Balkin, Steven

Location: Fine Arts Deparment, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Date: 13–23 April, 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Salvatore DeRosa]

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

Fantastic Art No. 3, exhibition

Organizer(s): C.D.A.V. (Archivio Rosamilio – Peppe Rosamilia)

Location: Castel San Giorgio, Italy

Date: 1982

Number of participants:

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

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

Available for research at Artpool: Call

Figura / Partitura I – II, exhibition series

Organizer(s): Fontana, Giovanni (Archivio Poieses)

Location: Poetry Laboratory, Novoli, Lecce – Salerno, Italy

Date: 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog, Call

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

Available for research at Artpool: Call

The First International Mail Art Show in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Mr. Sandman

Organizer(s): Darnell, Wally

Location: Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Date: 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog

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

Available for research at Artpool: Umbrella

Comment: Ray Johnson sent his first reply to Galántai in 1982. He demanded that his letter shall be forwarded to Wally Darnell in Saudi Arabia. See more information.

Hjorring Annual Film Festival

Organizer(s): Schmidt-Olsen, Carsten – Lomholt Formular Press – Steen Moller Razmuzzen

Location: Kunstmuseum, Hjorring, Denmark

Date: 25–28 March, 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog

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

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Catalog

The International Shadow Project, series

Organizer(s): Gussow, Alan – Donna Grund Slepack – Ruggero Maggi – Salvatore Anelli – Rodolfo Granafei – Shozo Shimamoto – John Held, Jr. – Harry Polkinhorn – Karl Young – Jukka Lehmus – Clemente Padín – etc.

Location: Hiroshima, Japan; Montevideo, Uruguay; Milwaukee, USA; Santiago, Chile; La Plata, Argentina; Istituto D’Arte di Villa di Serio, Italy; Kulturverein Wolkenstein, Minden, Germany, 4 October–7 November, 1985; Centro di Iniziativa Permanente per Pace, Ascoli Piceno, Italy, 5–6 June, 1987 etc.

Date: 1982–

Number of participants:

Document(s): Calls, Reports, Photos, Catalogs, Article, List of Participants & Texts (1990), List of Participants & Text (1991), List of Participants & Text (1994–96)

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

Available for research at Artpool: Calls, Reports, Photos, Article

Bibliography: De Santis, Antonio: I massimi esponenti della “mail art” presenti alla mostra di Villa di Serio, Il giornale di Bergamo-oggi, 15 Aogosto, 1985, p. 10
Progetto Internazionale sulla Pace, Centro di Iniziativa Permanente per la Pace Piceno, Picena, Italy, 1987, p. 28 (Ed. by Salvatore Anelli – Rodolfo Granafei)
Held, John, Jr.: Mail Art – Japanese Diary, The Works, October 2nd, 1988, pp. 9–18
The International Shadow Project (with D. Quattrociocchi), Art Gallery, State Univ. San Diego, USA, August–September, 1989, p. 20
Young, Karl: INTRODUCTION TO THE 1990 MILWAUKEE SHADOWS PROJECT CATALOG, Spunk, 1990
Gunderloy, Mike: Tartu Shadows, Factsheet Five, Albany, New York, December 1990, p. 88.
Young, Karl: Introduction to the Catalogue for the 1991 International Shadow Project Show, Spunk, 1991
Held, John, Jr.: The Shadow Project: A Collaboration between the Mail Art Network and Peace Activists in Contemplation of an Uncertain Age, Membrane Press, Kenosha, Wisconsin, 1991 (ed. by Karl Young)
Kempton, Karl: The International Shadow Project, Because, Grover Beach, California, USA, No. 1, 1994, p. 3.
Lehmus, Jukka: Shadows of the Dead. International Shadows Project 1994-96, 1996

Japan “Art Unidentified” Mail Art, exhibition

Organizer(s): Shimamoto, Shozo

Location: Art Space Gallery, Hyogo, Japan

Date: 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog (Japan A.U. Mail Art Book I)

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

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

Mail Art Slides, project

Organizer(s): Plagiat (Steen Moller Rasmussen)

Location: Brondby Strand, Denmark

Date: 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents: Held [Salvatore DeRosa], Lomholt

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

Mail Art Stamps. Artists Postage Stamps, exhibition

Organizer(s): Schraenen, Guy

Location: Postal Museum, Brussels, Belgium

Date: 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog

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

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

Mailartspace International No. 1

Organizer(s): Peli, Romano – Michaela Versari

Location: C.D.O. Parma, Italy

Date: 18–31 January, 1982

Number of participants: 33, 14 countries

Document(s): Catalog, List of participants

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

Available for research at Artpool: Invitation, List of participants

Make Love – Not War, exhibition

Organizer(s): Stange, Joachim

Location: Grosenheim, 2 June, 1982; Dresden, East Germany, 1 – 20 September, 1982; Dirna, 10 – 20 November, 1982

Date: 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): List of Participants

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

Available for research at Artpool: List of participants

Male Mail, exhibition

Organizer(s):

Location: Burlington County College Gallery, Pemberton, New Jersey, USA

Date: 9 May – 23 June, 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Invitation, Poster, Catalog, Article

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

Available for research at Artpool: Invitation, Poster

Bibliograhpy: Tisa, Benedict: The Art of Postcards, Art Matters, July/August 1982, p. 2.

Mamablancas Treasure, project

Organizer(s): Marx, Graciela Gutierrez

Location: La Plata, Argentina

Date: 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog (poster)

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

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

Men’s Experiments [Human Experiments]. Emberkísérletek, exhibition

Organizer(s): Xertox Csoport (Lévay Jenő, Regős Imre, Swierkiewicz Róbert)

Location: Pesterzsébeti Múzeum, Budapest, Május, 1982; Bercsényi Klub, Budapest, Hungary, 19 October - 1 November, 1982

Date: 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Invitation, Poster, Catalog

Source(s) of the listed documents:

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Invitation, Poster, Catalog

Metro Media Monthly Mail-Art Exhibition

Organizer(s): Jupitter-Larsen, Gerald

Location: Metro Media, Vancouver, Canada

Date: 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): List of Participants

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool

Available for research at Artpool: List of Participants

“monthly mail art shows that happened at the Metro Media gallery in Vancouver. These shows were up all month every month from 1982 to 1983.” From a letter written by Gerald Jupitter-Larsen to the compiler.

Nature – Geometry-Esoterio. Természet – geometria – titokzatosság, exhibition

Organizer(s): Lengyel, András

Location: Mini Galéria, Budapest, Hungary

Date: 23 April – 12 May, 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Invitation, Postcard, Catalog

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

Available for research at Artpool: Invitation, Postcard, Poster

Liquids from the Human Body, assembling publication

Author(s)/Editor(s): Jupitter-Larsen, Gerald

Publisher: Gerald Jupitter-Larsen, Vancouver, Canada

Date: 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Publication

Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool

Available for research at Artpool: Publication

"Liquids from the Human Body was a collective book I organized in 1982. People were asked to send me 100 copies of their page. After the deadline I combined them and send everyone a copy back.” From a letter written by Gerald Jupitter-Larsen to the compiler.

The Place of Arts in Society, exhibition series

Organizer(s): Arts, Arno

Location: Galerie Im Zwinger, St. Wendel, West Germany, April, 1982; Kunstcentrum de Gele Rijder, Arnhem, Holland, May, 1982

Date: 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog (Festival of Arts)

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

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog (Festival of Arts)

Bibliography: Festival of Arts – Arno Arts, Arnhem, Netherlands, 1982, 75 p.

Poema Colectivo: Revolución, exhibition series

Organizer(s): Colectivo 3 (Araceli Zúñiga – Blanca Noval – Aarón Flores – César Espinosa)

Location: Pinacoteca Universitaria de la Universidad Autonoma De Puebla, Puebla, Mexico, 15 April, 1982; Xochimilco center at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana en la Ciudad de México, 16 – 27 May, 1983; Arte Correo, Museum of the City of Mexico, 2009-2010

Date: 1981–1983

Number of participants: 350, 45 countries

Document(s): Call (in Post Arte No. 1), Article, Works, List of Participants

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

Available for research at Artpool: List of Participants (in: Espinosa, César (ed.): Post/Arte No. 2B, Mexico City, Mexico, March, 1982)

Bibliography: Poema Colectivo: Revolución and the International Mail Art Network
Nogueira, Fernanda: Revolution: A Collective Poem. The Poetic and Political Powers of the Mail Art Network III, in: post.at.moma.org, 2014

“The artists’ group Colectivo 3 initiated the Poema Colectivo in Mexico City in 1981 and drew upon the international mail art network, some of whose members had been exchanging artworks and unconventional ideas about art through the mail for more than a decade. The invited artists received sheets of paper with blank squares in the center, where they were invited to mark their responses to the theme of revolution. The results, mailed back to Colectivo 3 from forty-five countries, provide insight into a broad array of artistic and political views and strategies. One of the main principles of this artist-to-artist interaction was that all works submitted to the project were accepted, as was the case for all mail art projects. By refusing to employ selection criteria, mail artists constructed a system in which formalist notions of quality and curatorial intervention were of little importance.” moma.org

Postcards by Artists, exhibition

Organizer(s): Tisa, B. J. (Artist Agency)

Location: Cape Fear Arts Foundation Gallery, Wilmington, North Carolina; Collingswood, New Jersey

Date: 1982

Number of participants: 300, 25 countries

Document(s): Call (Mail-art Shows and Project Info sheet from Chuck Stake Enterprizes), Article, Letter

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

Available for research at Artpool: Article, Letter

Bibliography: Tisa, Benedict: The Art of Postcards, in: Art Matters, July/August 1982., p.2.

Rubber Stamp Show

Organizer(s): Olbrich, Jürgen

Location: Academy of Arts, Kassel, West Germany

Date: 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog

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

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

Salva La Campagna Romana. Art Workshop

Organizer(s): Gruppo Bottega D’Arte – Carlo Pittore

Location: Montecelio, Italy

Date: 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Poster

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

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Poster

Some Amazonic Indians: Self Portraits of Mail Artists, exhibition

Organizer(s): Maggi, Ruggero

Location: Artestudio, Ponte Nossa, Italy

Date: 20 November – 5 December, 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog, Magazine, Poster (List of participants)

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

Available for research at Artpool: Poster (list of participants), List of Amazonic projects (by Maggi)

The T-Shirt Show

Organizer(s): Kato, Kowa

Location: Nylon 100%, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Date: 2–16 February, 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog, Call

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

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, Call

Target Earth, exhibition

Organizer(s): Spiegelman, Lon – Neal Taylor (Skooter)

Location: Double Rocking G Gallery, Los Angeles, California

Date: 1982

Number of participants:

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

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

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

Textile Without Textile. Textil textil nélkül, assembling publication

Author(s)/Editor(s): Galántai, György

Publisher: Artpool, Budapest, Hungary

Date: 1982

Number of participants: 52

Document(s): Publication

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

Available for research at Artpool: Publication, Umbrella

“the first Hungarian assembling of original works, in a variety of techniques, by 52 artists from different countries in 300 numbered copies. In a DIN A4 silk-screened folder.” artpool.hu

3rd International Doo Da Stamp Mail Art Show

Organizer(s): Higgins III, E. F.

Location: E. 13th St., New York, New York, USA

Date: November, 1982; 31 March–28 April, 1984

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog, Artistamps

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

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Catalog

Visuelle Erotik, exhibition

Organizer(s): Gottschalk, Jürgen

Location: Gottschalk Werkstatt, Dresden, East Germany, 20 – 27 February, 1982; Theaterclub Dresden, March, 1982

Date: 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call (Poster), Invitation

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

Available for research at Artpool: Call (poster)

World Art Atlas. Mail Earth Project, exhibition

Organizer(s): Bleus, Guy

Location: Cultural Centre De Warande, Turnhout, Belgium

Date: 17 December, 1981 – 10 January, 1982

Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Poster, Catalog, Photos

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

Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

Comment:See the Texts page for the Mail Art Initiation text by Bleus published in this catalog.

World Art Post. APS No. 6, exhibition

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

Location: Fészek Klub, Budapest, Hungary

Date: 6–25 April, 1982

Number of participants: 550, 35 countries

Document(s): Call, Catalog, Invitation, Postcard, Video

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

Available for research at Artpool: Call, Catalog, Invitation, Postcard, Video

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