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Commonpress No. 1
Organizer(s): Petasz, Pawel
Location: Arriére-Garde Edition, Elbag, Poland
Date:December, 1977
Number of participants: 17

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog
Bibliography: Petasz, Pawel (ed.): Commonpress No. 1, Elbag, Poland, 1977, 40 p., A5

Comment: On the copy at Artpool there is a sticker covering the Commonpress logo on the top of the cover page. Pawel Petasz writes about the usage of this “Surplus” sticker in his text Distribution of COMMONPRESS (in: Dziamski, Grzegorz (ed.): From Poetry to Poesy, Commonpress No. 4, Maximal Art Edition, Poznan, Poland, 1978) as follows: “As to the size of COMMONPRESS and the range of changes that may be introduced, 14x20 format is from now on considered to be obligatory size of COMMONPRESS. The form of the title should not be changed, too. No price should be put on the covers. Copies assigned for selling should be marked “surplus” not participating in the system of distribution.”
What Is The Difference Between Open and Closed?, Commonpress No. 2
Organizer(s): Jonge, Ko de
Location: Key Art Edition, Middenburg, The Netherlands
Date: March, 1978
Number of participants: 19

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog
Bibliography: Jonge, Ko de (ed.): What Is The Difference Between Open and Closed?, Commonpress No. 2, Key Art Edition, Middenburg, Netherlands, March, 1978, 26 p.

Eroticism and Art, Commonpress No. 3
Organizer(s): Below, Peter
Location: Mixed Media Edition, Kitzingen, Germany
Date:March, 1978
Number of participants: 56

Document(s): Call, Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Call, Catalog
Bibliography: Below, Peter (ed.): Eroticism and Art, Commonpress No. 3, Mixed Media Edition, Kitzingen, Germany, March, 1978, 24 p., A4

From Poetry to Poesy, Commonpress No. 4
Organizer(s): Dziamski, Grzegorz
Location: Maximal Art Edition, Poznan, Poland
Date:April, 1978
Number of participants:39

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

Bibliography: Dziamski, Grzegorz (ed.): From Poetry to Poesy, Commonpress No. 4, Maximal Art Edition, Poznan, Poland, April, 1978, 48 p., A5
Box Boxing Boxers, Commonpress No. 5
Organizer(s): Carrión, Ulises
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands,
Date: 1978
Number of participants:34

Document(s): Catalog, Essay
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog
Bibliography: Carrión, Ulises (ed.): Box Boxing Boxers, Commonpress No. 5, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1978, 40 p.
Meijden, Peter van der: BOX BOXING BOXERS. Mail Art Projects, Exhibitions and Archives, in: lomholtmailartarchive.dk
Ideas on Wheels, Commonpress No. 6
Organizer(s): Carioca
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Date: August, 1978
Number of participants: 20

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog
Bibliography: Carioca (ed.): Ideas on Wheels, Commonpress No. 6, Carioca Novelty, San Francisco, California, USA, August, 1978, 24 p., A5

Positiv – Negativ, Commonpress No. 8
Organizer(s): Brög, Hans – Thomas Grünfeld – Hermann Sturm
Location: Bergisch-Gladbach, West-Germany
Date: November, 1978
Number of participants:24

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool:
Bibliography: Brög, Hans – Thomas Grünfeld – Hermann Sturm (eds.): Positiv – Negativ, Commonpress No. 8, Bergisch-Gladbach, West-Germany, November, 1978, 20 p. (large format)

Speciale Italia, Commonpress No. 9
Organizer(s): Spatola, Adriano – Giulia Niccolai
Location:Edizioni Geiger, Italy
Date:June, 1979
Number of participants:39

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog
Bibliography: Spatola, Adriano - Giulia Niccolai (ed.): Speciale Italia, Commonpress No. 9, Edizioni Geiger, Italy, 1979, 40 p., A5

Diary Pages, Commonpress No. 11
Organizer(s):
Location: Mt. Berry, Georgia, USA
Date: December, 1978
Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog
Bibliography: Mew, Tommy (ed.): Diary Pages, Commonpress No. 11, Mt. Berry, Georgia, USA, 1978, 40 p., (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch)
White Lies, Commonpress No. 12
Organizer(s): Crozier, Robin
Location: Sunderland, England
Date: January, 1979
Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog
Bibliography: Crozier, Robin (ed.): White Lies, Commonpress No. 12, Sunderland, England, January, 1979, 44 p.
Can The Artist Help Survive?, Commonpress No. 13
Organizer(s): Groh, Klaus
Location: Edewecht, Germany
Date: 1979
Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Bibliography: Groh, Klaus (ed.): Can The Artist Help Survive?, Commonpress No. 13, Edewecht, Germany, 1979, 16 p.
Shoes - Go Anywhere You Please, Commonpress No. 14
Organizer(s): Burch, Charlton
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Date: September, 1979
Number of participants: ca. 52

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog
Bibliography: Burch, Charlton (ed.): Shoes - Go Anywhere You Please, Commonpress No. 14, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, September, 1979, 48 p.
Selfportraits, Commonpress No. 15
Organizer(s): Barneveld, Aart van
Location: Stempelplaats, Amsterdam, Holland
Date: 15 September – 12 October, 1979
Number of participants: 57

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Collectie Gelderland
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog
Bibliography: Barneveld, Aart van (ed.): Selfportraits, Commonpress No. 15, Stempelplaats, Amsterdam, Holland, September, 1979, 59 p.
Nudes on Stamps, Commonpress No. 18
Organizer(s): Higgins III, E.F.
Location: Doo-Da Postage Works, New York, New York, USA
Date: August, 1979
Number of participants: 120

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool
Available for research at Artpool:Catalog
Bibliography: Higgins III, E.F. (ed.): Nudes on Stamps, Commonpress No. 18, Doo-Da Postage Works, New York, New York, USA, 1979, 8 p.
Pigeons of Freedom, Commonpress No. 19
Organizer(s): Marx Vigo, G. E.
Location: La Plata, Argentina
Date: June, 1979
Number of participants: 23

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog
Bibliography: Marx Vigo, G. E. (ed.): Pigeons of Freedom, Commonpress No. 19, La Plata, Argentina, June, 1979, 25 p.
You Can Know More Than You Can Tell, Commonpress No. 22
Organizer(s): Durland, Steven
Location:Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
Date: 1979
Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop
Available for research at Artpool:
Bibliography: Durland, Steven (ed.): You Can Know More Than You Can Tell, Commonpress No. 22, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, 1979, 44 p.
Political Satire: Post Scriptum, Commonpress No. 23,
Organizer(s): Baroni, Vittore
Location: Forte dei Marmi Library, Forte Dei Marmi, Italy
Date: 1-16 September, 1979
Number of participants: 250

Document(s): Call, Catalog, Poster
Source(s) of the listed documents:Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog
Bibliography: Baroni, Vittore (ed.): Political Satire: Post Scriptum, Commonpress No. 23, Vittore Baroni, Italy, 1979, 60 p.
Ruins, Commonpress No. 25
Organizer(s): Gilmor, Jean Ellen
Location: Cedar Rapids, USA
Date: January, 1980
Number of participants: ca. 60

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents:Artpool
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog
Bibliography: Gilmor, Jean Ellen (ed.): Ruins, Commonpress No. 25, Cedar Rapids, USA, January, 1980, 68 p.
Zen and Art, Commonpress No. 26
Organizer(s): Frangione, Nicola (ed.):
Location: Armadio e Officina, Monza, Italy,
Date: February, 1980
Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog
Bibliography: Frangione, Nicola (ed.): Zen and Art, Commonpress No. 26, Armadio e Officina, Monza, Italy, February, 1980, 90 p.
Drawing Activity, Commonpress No. 28
Organizer(s): Wielgosz, Andrzej
Location: Poznan, Poland
Date: October, 1981
Number of participants:

Document(s): Invitation, Catalog, List of Participants (poster)
Source(s) of the listed documents: Held [Chuck Stake List], Lomholt, Petasz
Available for research at Artpool:
Bibliography: Wielgosz, Andrzej (ed.): Drawing Activity, Poznan, Poland, 1981, 160 p.

Meetings, Commonpress No. 31
Organizer(s): Dijk, Pier van – Joseph R.
Location: Hengelo – Duiven, Netherlands
Date: May, 1981
Number of participants:80, 20 countries

Document(s):
Source(s) of the listed documents:
Available for research at Artpool:
Bibliography: Dijk, Pier van – Joseph R. (eds.): Meetings, Commonpress No. 31, Hengelo – Duiven, Netherlands, May, 1981, 60 p.

Künstlerische Arbeitsfelder. Areas of Artists’ Activity. Commonpress No. 32, exhibition
Organizer(s): Wulle Konsumkunst (Gebhard Eirich)
Location: BBK-Gallery, Hahnentorburg, Cologne, West Germany, 7 March – 15 April, 1980; Künstlerhaus Hamburg, Germany
Date: 1980
Number of participants: 199, 16 countries

Document(s): Call, Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Jean Brown], Kretschmer
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog
Bibliography: Wulle Konsumkunst (ed.): Künstlerische Arbeitsfelder. Areas of Artists’ Activity, Commonpress No. 32, Wulle Konsumkunst, Cologne, Germany, 1980
Meanwhile, Commonpress No. 33
Organizer(s): Butler, Russell
Location: Gurdon, Arkansas, USA
Date: 1980
Number of participants: 30

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents:
Available for research at Artpool:
Bibliography: Butler, Russell (ed.): Meanwhile, Commonpress No. 33, Gurdon, Arkansas, USA, 1980, 36 p.

Habitat’s Range, Commonpress No. 34
Organizer(s): Osewski, Wieslaw
Location: BWA + ZPAP – Galerie Wigry, Suwalki, Poland
Date: 1980
Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents:Artpool
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog
Bibliography: Osewski, Wieslaw (ed.): Habitat’s Range, Commonpress No. 34, BWA + ZPAP, Suwalki, Poland, 1980, 113 p.

IDEA and Communication, Commonpress No. 36
Organizer(s): Ruch, Günter
Location: Switzerland
Date: 1980
Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents:Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog
Bibliography: Ruch, Günter (ed.): IDEA and Communication, Commonpress No. 36, Günter Ruch, Switzerland, 1980, 60 p.
Things To Think About In SPACE, Commonpress No. 37
Organizer(s): Lara, Mario
Location: San Diego, California, USA
Date: 1980
Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog (bw), Master copy (color)
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog, Master copy
Bibliography: Lara, Mario (ed.): Things To Think About In SPACE, Commonpress No. 37, San Diego, California, USA, 1980, 216 p.

"I would say the high point of my involvement was when I decided to do an edition of Commonpress. This was a publication series organized by Pawel Petasz in Poland (before the wall came down). I was able to get my first modest grant from the Fessenden Foundation to cover the costs of printing Commonpress-37” Lara, Mario: Mail Art Museings, November, 2010 artpool.hu

Save the Small Things, Commonpress No. 38
Organizer(s): Anker, Michael Peter
Location: Berlin, Germany
Date:31 December, 1980
Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool
Available for research at Artpool:Catalog
Bibliography: Anker, M.P. (ed.): Save the Small Things, Commonpress No. 38, Berlin, Germany, December, 1980, 24 p., A5
Homosexuality, Commonpress No. 39
Organizer(s): MachArt, Cristoph
Location: Witten, Germany
Date:1981
Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held [Umbrella (September 1980)], Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog
Bibliography: MachArt, Cristoph (ed.): Homosexuality, Commonpress No. 39, Witten, Germany, 1981, ca. 40 p.
Museums, Commonpress No. 40
Organizer(s): Geluwe, Johan van
Location:The Museum of the Museums, Internationaal Cultureel Centrum, Antwerpen, Belgium
Date: 17 January – 1 March, 1981
Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Newsletter (ICC Bulletin), Flyers
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool
Available for research at Artpool: Call, Flyers, References
Bibliography: Gentils, Annie: Johan van Geluwe. The Museum of Museums, in: ICC Bulletin, Antwerpen, Belgium, January, 1981, pp. 4-5.
Postal Regulations, Commonpress No. 42
Organizer(s): Duquette, Michael
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canadada
Date: 1981, 1990
Number of participants:

Document(s): Artistampsheet, Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool
Available for research at Artpool: Artistampsheet
Artists’ Body of Statements and/or Secrets, Commonpress No. 44
Organizer(s): Erlij, Tania
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Date:1982
Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog (poster)
Source(s) of the listed documents:Artpool
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog (poster)
Bibliography: Erlij, Tania (ed.): Artists’ Body of Statements and/or Secrets, Commonpress No. 44, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 1982, 1 p.
Photoboothpicture. Automatenfotos, Commonpress No. 46,
Organizer(s): Schmidt, Angelika
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Date: 1982
Number of participants:

Document(s): Call, Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents:Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool:Call
Bibliography: Schmidt, Angelika (ed.): Photoboothpicture. Automatenfotos, Commonpress No. 46, Stuttgart, Germany, 1982

Comment:”In Stuttgart, Angelika Schmidt was collecting the artwork for her upcoming photobooth issue of Common Press. I had the opportunity to get a sneak preview when I visited her. It should be another excellent book by Angelika. She has been a participant in the mail art network for several years now, and she has a very organized archive and record of this activity.” Llyod, Ginny: The Mail Art Community in Europe: a first hand view, in: Umbrella Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 1, January, 1982 [source]
Material Metamorphosis, Commonpress No. 47
Organizer(s): Kid, Cracker Jack (Chuck Welch)
Location: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Date: 1982
Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog, Boxwork
Source(s) of the listed documents:Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool:Catalog, Boxwork
Bibliography: Kid, Cracker Jack (ed.): Material Metamorphosis, Commonpress No. 47, Cracker Jack Kid, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, 1982, ca. 80 p.
Selfexamination, Commonpress No. 48
Organizer(s): Schmidt-Olsen, Carsten
Location: Kiregardsvej, Denmark
Date:1985
Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents:Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool:Catalog
Bibliography: Schmidt-Olsen, Carsten (ed.): Selfexamination, Commonpress No. 48, Carsten Schmidt-Olsen, Kiregardsvej, Denmark, 1985, 198 p., A5
Hungary, Commonpress No. 51
Organizer(s): Galántai, György – Júlia Klaniczay (Artpool)
Location:Hungary Can Be Yours, Young Artists’ Club (FMK), Budapest, Hungary 27 January, 1984; Reconstruction of a Banned Exhibition, 9 – 21 December, 1989, Young Artists’ Club (FMK), Budapest, Hungary
Date:1984; 1989
Number of participants: 110, 18 countries

Document(s): Catalog (1984/89), Invitation (1989)
Source(s) of the listed documents:Artpool, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool:Catalog, Photos, Works etc.
Bibliography: Galántai György (ed.): Hungary, Commonpress No. 51, Artpool, Budapest, Hungary, 1984 – 1989, ca. 60 p.
Language and Silence, Commonpress No. 54
Organizer(s): Semah, Joseph
Location: Makkom, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Date:1984
Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents:Artpool
Available for research at Artpool:Catalog
Bibliography: Semah, Joseph (ed.): Language and Silence, Commonpress No. 54, Makkom, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1984, 46 p.
Born To Survive / Commonpress Retrospektive, Commonpress No. 56
Organizer(s): Bleus, Guy
Location: Administration Center, Wellen, Belgium - Museum het Toreke, Tienen, Belgium
Date:1984
Number of participants:

Document(s): Call [1] [2], Catalog (with micorfiche)
Source(s) of the listed documents: Artpool, Held, Lomholt
Available for research at Artpool: Catalog
Bibliography: Bleus, Guy (ed.): B.T.S., Commonpress Retrospektive, Commonpress No. 56, Administration Center, Wellen, Belgium - Museum het Toreke, Tienen, Belgium, September, 1984, 141 p.
Why I Hate the World, Commonpress No. 59
Organizer(s): Jupitter-Larsen, Gerald X.
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Date:1982
Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents:Artpool
Available for research at Artpool:Catalog
Bibliography: Jupitter-Larsen, Gerald X. (ed.): Why I Hate the World, Commonpress No. 59, Vancouver, Canada, 1982, 13 p., A4

Your Favorite Pornography, Commonpress No. 100
Organizer(s): Jesch, Birger
Location: Volkmannsdorf, Germany, 1989; 3 – 25 March, Gallery Schwamm, Weimar, Germany, 1990; Halle, Germany, 1990
Date:1989-1990
Number of participants:

Document(s): Catalog
Source(s) of the listed documents:Artpool
Available for research at Artpool:Catalog
Bibliography:Jesch, Birger (ed.): Your Favorite Pornography, Commonpress No. 100, Birger Jesch, Volkmannsdorf, Germany, 1989, 20 p., A6
Jesch, Birger – Lutz Wohlrab (eds.): 2 Mail Art Projekte, Galerie Schwamm, Weimar, Germany, March, 1990, 16 p., A5

Comment:”The alternative gallery ‘Schwamm’ was the real good place for two Mail Art projects: ‘Favorite Pornography’ (Jesch, 89) + ‘Animals-as Which Do Your Feel’ (Wohlrab, 87) – which were shown under the exhibitions-title ‘The Animal In The Artist’.” Source: Jesch, Birger (ed.): Your Favorite Pornography, Commonpress No. 100, Birger Jesch, Volkmannsdorf, Germany, 1989, p. 8.
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