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Administration, exhibition
Organizer(s): Bleus, Guy
Location: Provinciaal Begijnhof, Hasselt, Belgium
Date: 26 March – 17 April, 1983
Number of participants: 442, 42 countries

Document(s): Invitation, Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (January 1983)], Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool:Catalog, Umbrella
The Altar Popular and The Basurero Poetico (Poetic Waste Dump), touring exhibition
Organizer(s): Gutierrez Marx, Graciela – Frank J. Anderson – Martin R. Eckmayer – Michael Scott
Location: Sandor Teszler Library Gallery, Wofford College, Spartanburg, North Carolina, USA
Date: 1982–1983
Number of participants: 147

Document(s): Call, List of participants (& description of the project), Letter (detailed description)
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Salvatore De Rosa], Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Letter (detailed description)
Art/Later
Organizer(s): Backes, Andrea
Location: Oberthal, West Germany, 25 April – 30 May, 1983.
Date: 25 April – 30 May, 1980
Number of participants:

Document(s): Invitation
Source(s) of the listed documents: Held, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool:
Artist’s Match Books & Boxes, exhibition
Organizer(s): Smith, Larry D.
Location: The Mail Box Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: November–December, 1983
Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool
Available for research at Artpool: Call, Catalog
Arts In The City, touring exhibition
Organizer(s): Arts, Arno
Location: Head Post Office, Arnhem, Holland, September, 1983; Het Besiendersbuys, Nijmegen, Holland, 1983; Kunstverein, Stadt Museum, Kassel, Germany, 1984
Date: 1983–1984
Number of participants: 340, 31 countries

Document(s): List of participants
Source(s) of the listed documents: Held [Salvatore De Rosa], Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: List of participants
Artpool Radio
Organizer(s): Galántai, György
Location: Artpool, Budapest, Hungary
Date: 1983–1987
Number of participants:

Document(s): Issues Nos. 1-8
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool
Available for research at Artpool: Issues Nos. 1-8

"Initiated by artist György Galántai, Artpool Radio is a series of 8 cassette tapes produced though through mail art networks across Europe. Described as 'cassette-radio, radio work', they are a mix of interviews, conversations, music, ambient recordings, documentation of telecommunication concerts, improvisations, sound art, found sounds, spoken word and so on. Amongst the many activities of Galántai's artistic career, he is also the founder of the alternative art archive, Artpool, in Budapest, Hungary.” Companion Website for The Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies, Chapter 19, Oxford University Press, USA, 2011 (Ed. by Trevor Pinch – Karin Bijsterveld)

As Maine Goes, So Goes the Nation, exhibition
Organizer(s): Alden Berry, Priscilla (Union of Maine Visual Artists) – Carlo Pittore
Location: Brunswick, Maine, USA
Date:
Number of participants: 150+

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Held, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog
Audio. Nattövning. Night Exercise, touring exhibition
Organizer(s): Meyer, Peter R.
Location: Moderna Museet, Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, Sweden, 12 March – 10 April, 1983; Malmö, Sweden; Södertalje, Sweden; Einhorn Gallery, Basel, Switzerland, 1984; Franklin Furnace, New York, New York, USA, 1985
Date: 1980–1983 (–1985)
Number of participants: 275

Document(s): Call (for the exhibition), Catalog, Letter (updates), Catalog (& list of participants)
Source(s) of the listed documents: Held, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Call (for the radio show), Letter, Article

Comment: Originally a radio show run by mail artist Peter R. Meyer. Later closed down by the Swedish Radio and became a so-called protest exhibition, a touring project.
Audio Child, touring exhibition
Organizer(s): Summers, Rod – Henryk Gajewski
Location: Maastricht, Netherlands, 1983; VPRO Radio, Hilversum, Netherlands, 26 June, 1983; Leefwerkschool, Amsterdam, 18 – 19, June, 1983; Vereniging Van Videokunstenaars, Amsterdam, 9 September, 1983; Makkom, Amsterdam, September, 1983; The Open University, England, 20 – 27 August, 1983
Date: 1983–
Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Newsletter, List of Participants, Audio Tape
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (March 1983)], Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Newsletter, List of participants

Comment: Gajewski had been organizing the Other Child Book project since 1979. Also he planned to edit and publish a Commonpress issue No. 20 entitled Children, but we have controversial informations whether that bookwork was published.
Body Parts, exhibition
Organizer(s): Rippel, Larry
Location: The Mail Box Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Date: 2–31 July, 1983
Number of participants: 190, 13 countries

Document(s): Catalog, Works, List of Participants, Article
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Salvatore De Rosa], Rippel
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, List of participants

Bibliography: Daly, Ann: Art: ‘Body Parts’ Show Arrived by Mail, in: Pittsburgh Press, 30 June, 1983
Book Art, Bookworks, Book Objects, touring exhibition
Organizer(s): Lomholt Formular Press
Location: Hvidovre Art Library, Hvidovre, Denmark, October, 1983; Galleri 25, Hadeslev, Denmark, November, 1983; Lyngby Art Library, Lyngby, Denmark, January, 1984; Gladsaxe Art Library, Gladsaxe, Denmark, February, 1984.
Date: 1983–1984
Number of participants:

Document(s): Invitation, Poster, Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (May 1983)], Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Call, Catalog, Umbrella
Boxing Mail Art Exhibition
Organizer(s): Pittore, Carlo
Location: La Galleria dell’Occhio, New York, New York
Date: 26 February – 16 March, 1983
Number of participants: 61

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (September 1982)]
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, List of Participants, Umbrella
Los Derechos Humanos
Organizer(s): Williams, Armando – Herbert Rodriguez
Location: Lima, Peru
Date:
Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Photos, Poster, List of Participants
Source(s) of the listed documents: Held [Post Arte (July 1983)], Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Call, Poster, List of Participants
Exposicion Internacional De Arte Correo
Organizer(s): Padín, Clemente – N. N. Argondraz – Antonio Ladra
Location: Asociacion De Empleados Bancarios Del Uruguay (AEBU), Montevideo, Uruguay
Date: 14 October – 11 November, 1983
Number of participants: 219

Document(s): Catalog (List of Participants)
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog (List of Participants)
The Eyes of Children
Organizer(s): Groschopp, Michael
Location: Magdeburg, East Germany
Date:
Number of participants: 250 (36 countries)

Document(s): Invitation
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (Janiary 1983); Jesch East German List], Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool:
Falling Annual Livingroom Video Festival 83
Organizer(s): Lomholt Formular Press
Location: Falling, Denmark
Date:
Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Held [Umbrella (May 1983)], Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Call, Catalog, Umbrella
Iceberg
Organizer(s): Suel, Lucien
Location: Isbergues, France
Date: 16–20 February, 1983
Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, List of Participants
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (November 1982)], Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Call, List of Participants, Umbrella
Icon, exhibition
Organizer(s): Fricker, Hans Ruedi
Location: Büro für Künstlerische Umtriebe auf dem Land, Trogen, Switzerland
Date: 1983–1984
Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

Comment: This was Fricker’s first Mail Art project organized after graduating from High School.
Mail Art Romance, exhibition
Organizer(s): Mehrl Bennett, C. – Mark Conley – Jill Sagendorph – Jack McWhorter
Location: Cincinnati Artists’ Group Effort (CAGE)
Date: 9 September – 6 October, 1983
Number of participants: 100

Document(s): Invitation, Film, Photo
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, John Bennett (vimeo) Mehrl Bennett
Available for research at Artpool: Invitation

"Mail Art Romance is a fifteen minutes 16mm color-sound movie by John McClintock documenting the meeting and marriage of two mail-artists (John & C. Mehrl Bennett) and the responses to this announcement from 100 mail artists.” Quoted from the Invitation

Performance for the Dead. In Sympathy Exhibition. In Sympathy for the Dead
Organizer(s): Curmano, Billy X
Location: Rushford, Minnesota, USA, 17–19 September, 1983; College Center Gallery, St. Mary’s College, Winona, Minnesota, USA, 15 September – 5 October, 1983; St.Paul, Minnesota, USA, 1984
Date: 1983–1984
Number of participants: 134

Document(s): Call, Catalog, Book reference, Article reference
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (May 1983); Salvatore De Rosa]
Available for research at Artpool: Call, Catalog, Book reference, Article reference

Bibliography: Curmano, Billy X (ed.): Futurism’s Bastard Son, Mark Pezinger Verlag, Germany, 2012, 128 p.
Comment: Billy X Curmano was buried alive on the 17th os September, 1983 as a solo performance. He spent three days buried alive. The Mail Art exhibition was organized to accompany his performance.
The International Bob Dylan Mail Art Exhibition
Organizer(s): Igloo, Alex (Alexander Hirka)
Location: La Galleria Dell’Occhio, New York, New York, USA
Date: 18–24 May, 1983
Number of participants: 100 visual, 10 audio

Document(s): Audio Cassette, Catalog, Artistamp, Web Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held, Hirka
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, Artistamp
International Portfolio of Artists Photography, touring exhibition

Organizer(s): Jacob, John P.
Location: Büro für künstlerische Umtriebe auf dem Land, Trogen, Switzerland, October, 1983; Department of Art, Sung Kyun Kwan University, Seoul, Korea, November, 1983; Kunoldstrasse 34, Kassel, West Germany, December, 1983; Media Gallery, Gent, Belgium, February, 1984; Artestudio, Bergamo, Italy, April, 1984; Memorial Gallery, Glassboro State College, Glassboro, New Jersey, USA, September, 1984
Date: 1983–1984
Number of participants: 37, 14 countries

Document(s): Catalog, Letter, Text, Interview (in Hungarian), Reconstruction
Source(s) of the listed documents: Held [Umbrella (May 1983)], Liget
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, List of Participants, Letters, Umbrella

Comment: See The Second International Portfolio of Artists’ Photography

"Jacob's efforts during this period include the irregular mail-art magazine PostHype (1981–85), and the International Portfolio of Artists' Photography (1983–86), an assembling book project conceived to integrate mail-art, book-art, and photography. Increasingly interested in issues related to censorship, and working with artists in the Soviet Bloc countries of Eastern Europe” Wikipedia

Knick-Knack, exhibition
Organizer(s): Xertox csoport
Location: Bercsényi Kollégium, Budapest, Hungary
Date: 22 March – 4 April, 1983
Number of participants:

Document(s): Call (poster), Invitation & List of Participants
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool
Available for research at Artpool: Call (poster), Invitation & List of Participants
The Magic Show
Organizer(s): Siff, Elena
Location: Santa Barbara, California, USA
Date: 19 December, 1982 – 21 January, 1983
Number of participants: 600, 32 countries

Document(s): Call, Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Salvatore De Rosa], Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Call
Mail Art 83
Organizer(s):
Location: Galerie im Ganserhaus, Wasserburg, West Germany
Date:
Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Held [Ruch List], WEB
Available for research at Artpool:
The Mail Art Magazine (MAM), exhibition
Author(s)/Editor(s): De Media (Jan De Boever)
Publisher: De Media, Belgium
Date: 1983–1984
Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog (list of participants)
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, List of Participants
Marx Now, exhibition
Organizer(s): Brouwer, A. – C. Van Dobben – H. Meijer – M. Van Meurs – A. Van Der Weide
Location: Theater of Arnhem, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Date: 1983
Number of participants:

Document(s): Call (Poster), Catalog, Video
Source(s) of the listed documents: Art Museum, Artpool, Held [Umbrella (January 1983); Jean Brown]
Available for research at Artpool: Call, Umbrella
500 Marxist Cells
Organizer(s): Perneczky, Géza
Location: Köln, Germany
Date: 14 March, 1983
Number of participants:

Document(s): Bookwork, Reports, Article, Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Chimera, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Bookwork, Reports, Article, Catalog
Mediarte, exhibition
Organizer(s): Ferrari, Silvio
Location: Scuola Duchessa Di Galliera, Genova, Italy
Date: 8–18 November, 1983
Number of participants: 410

Document(s): Call, Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Salvatore De Rosa], Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, List of Participants

Comment: The Mail Art project constituted only a part of the whole exhibition.
Rubber Stamp Archives
Organizer(s): Janssen, Ruud
Location: Tilburg, Netherlands
Date: 15 October, 1983–
Number of participants: 1621+

Document(s): Calls, Article, Works, Catalogs
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held, IUOMA
Available for research at Artpool: Calls, Catalog
Show Your Colors, exhibition
Organizer(s): Banana, Anna
Location: Arts, Sciences and Technology Centre, Vancouver, Canada
Date: 1983
Number of participants: 256, 32 countries

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Held
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog
The Storefront, artist run space
Organizer(s): Lloyd, Ginny
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Date: December, 1982 – November, 1983
Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog, Blog post (part 1, part 2)
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lloyd
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog

"In 1982–83 her Storefront: A Living Art Project held monthly mail art shows, exhibitions and performances by mail art participants.” mailartists

Tabu, exhibition
Organizer(s): Xertox csoport
Location: Bercsényi Kollégium, Budapest, Hungary
Date: 26 April, 1983
Number of participants:

Document(s): Invitation (poster)
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool
Available for research at Artpool: Invitation (poster)

Comment: Mail Art posters from the collection of Árpád Fenyvesi Tóth, András Lengyel and Róbert Swierkiewicz
Telephone Music. Ein Telefon konzert. Konzert über Telefon, APS No. 12
Organizer(s): Adrian, Robert X. – Helmut J. Mark – Rainald Schumacher – János Vető – Artpool
Location: Studio of the Österreichische Kultur-Service,Vienna, Austria – Auf und Abbau Galery, Berlin, Germany – Artpool Studio, Budapest, Hungary
Date: 15 April, 1983
Number of participants:

Document(s): Video, Book, Photos, Radio Artpool No. 3
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool
Available for research at Artpool: Video, Photos, Radio Artpool, Book

Bibliography: Budapest-Bécs-Berlin telefonkoncert, Aktuális Levél, No. 4, 1983. Április, p. 9.

"In the program each city transmitted a one-hour long partly live concert, in the 4th hour a common concert of the musicians and the public in Budapest and Berlin was transmitted.” artpool.hu

Le Timbré, periodical
Author(s)/Editor(s): Daligand, Daniel
Publisher: Daniel Daligand, Levallois Perret, France
Date: 1983–1985 (12 issues); 1986–1992 (10 issues)
Number of participants:

Document(s): Issues
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool
Available for research at Artpool: Issues: Nos. 1, 4, (L’Art Plastique), 9, 11, 12 & Issues: Nos. 9, (Decentralized World Wide Networker Congress)

Comment: Couple of the issues don’t have exact numbering on the cover. There we use the title written on the cover in stead of numbers.
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