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POSTDATA: ESPERANZA RECUERDA Mail Art Collection

IN REGARD TO MAIL-ARTISTICAL DONOSAURS, WHICH ARE ABLE TO BE MODERNIZED AND DON’T BECOME EXTINCT! Ruggero Maggi The Mail Art syndrome has stuck again… After a period of superficial and bucolic rest, the mail art immobility has recovered its defiling and uncommon “vis”, regenerated by a refreshing injection of new straight (various new entries increase the number of mail artists operating nowadays). In Italy, Mail Art has spread and gathered interest since the earliest 70’s (represented by Romano Peli, Toni Ferro, Rino de Michele and me), thanks to its specific aptitude for communication. Indeed a creative communication is the reason for the great number of artists who require joying company in a country where also an infant is provided with a mobile. Mail Art, Postal Art, “Arte Correo”, are linguistic transpositions which include a huge range of project, magazines, books and exhibits coming from an unofficial world, out of the historical process. However, because of an indiscriminated use of linguistic cathegories, the Mail Art could become a flat voice and an empty definition. Obviously the experts notice such a profane exception… I remember a prize, the one entitled “Misiberonico” (!), or such a pathetic attempt to name Mail Art some projects as some Biennals do. The idea of “self-historicization” deserves mentioning apart. This unforgettable GAC’s project is not out of a constant and clear self-irony, even if it was not always understood: more than once I was present at misunderstood provocations, when unaware invited didn’t realize his subtle irony. I remember a particular dinner, after an exhibition: Guglielmo was talking about Peace, when he calmly declared that Nations would have reached an agreement on nuclear power, naturally in order to protect… his artworks!, intentionally omitting the rest! It was the 70’s, so that the risk of the

Mailart postdataesperanzarecuerda issuu  

Postdata: Esperanza Recuerda es un Proyecto de Arte Postal o Mail Arte, coordinado por la profesora de la Universidad de Granada (España) Co...

Mailart postdataesperanzarecuerda issuu  

Postdata: Esperanza Recuerda es un Proyecto de Arte Postal o Mail Arte, coordinado por la profesora de la Universidad de Granada (España) Co...

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