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Mail art has been and will be a common territory, due to its caring nature and its communicate vocation, where not only art and famous artists in this field have a place. With more than fifty years of mail art we can mention now specific names that stand out because of their contributions to this field outside and inside of our country, but the extent and opening participation to anyone, the fact that everything is accepted from the point of view of aesthetics, size and easy carrying out, sometimes naive and almost as a praise of laziness4, suggest very fascinating possibilities as “collective phenomenon”. Pedro Pablo Gallardo talks about collective pedagogy for the twenty-first century5, a designation that links perfectly with the spirit of the majority of the calls that are launched as an echo to humanity, sometimes with general messages, sometimes with current topics that need immediacy, as the calls initiated by AUMA, Identity and Globalization in 2001, or the call Bòsnia-Herzegovina: Ferida Oberta, created by César Reglero and published by Pere Sousa “PO BOX “ in March 1994. Besides the universal collective sense we have to highlight certain actions of artists who ship each other or to themselves (autoship). Antonio Gómez points out the importance of these events in Spain during the 80´s, which made ​​possible the creation and dissemination of proposals closely linked and sometimes indistinguishable from mail art, such as experimental poetry, assembling magazines, artist books, fanzines, performance, etc.

Injury required The Fluxus, Dada and Conceptual spirit is in many of the proposed initiatives in Spain hosted by alternative spaces as were Metrònom of Rafael Tous, or the room LA PAPA of Barcelona in the 90´s. This was the time when we were able to notice in our country one of the most appealing aspects of mail art: the violation of the rule, the attack on the bureaucracy that makes it possible and convivencia. Excma. Sra. Dña. Mabel Deu del Olmo. ( www.boek861.com consultado 02.07.2013) 4 Note: We borrow the title of CATRO FLÓREZ, Fernando: Elogio de la pereza. Nota para una estética del cansancio. Julio Ollero Editor, Madrid, 1992. 5 Op. Cit.: p. 8

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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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