lunes, 14 de abril de 2014

Nuestro Vigo Internacional en la Biblioteca del MoMA

The Unmaker of Objects: Edgardo Antonio Vigo's Marginal Media

April 2–June 30, 2014
The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, Mezzanine
Edgardo Antonio Vigo. <i>Hazlo</i> (Do it). 1970. Photo: David Horvitz

Edgardo Antonio Vigo. Hazlo (Do it). 1970. Photo: David Horvitz

This exhibition celebrates the innovative mail artist Edgardo Antonio Vigo, bringing together his mail art, visual poetry, performative actions, and expanded publications to shed light on this little-known artist and his role in Argentine experimentalism. Beginning in the 1960s, from his quiet hometown of La Plata, Vigo and fellow local artists developed an extensive network of contacts in Latin America and Europe, making the city a hub of the international mail art network. Interested in ideas about mass media and alternative channels of communication, Vigo nevertheless maintained an intimate and human touch in his handmade works, which he described as cosas (“things”). Concerned with the question of art’s relationship with politics, he was strongly affected by political turmoil in Argentina, particularly after his son was disappeared by the military junta in 1976. Despite political censorship, Vigo’s deeply moving letters and beautifully crafted graphic works found their way to mail artists the world over, a testament to his passionate ethical commitment.

Organized by Zanna Gilbert, C-MAP Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, and Jennifer Tobias, Reader Services Librarian, MoMA Library.

Nuestro Vigo Internacional II

Convocatoria de Arte Correo del Museo de Arte de Phoenix

Exhibition Details

Location:Orme Lewis Gallery
Dates:September 6, 2014
to December 28, 2014
Mail Art Exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum
October 1 to November 2, 2014
Mail art has a rich and varied history in Latin America. Arte correo (and arte correio) began in the region in the mid-1960s with the pioneering efforts of such key figures as Edgardo Antonio Vigo, Graciela Gutiérrez-Marx, and León Ferrari in Argentina; Clemente Padín in Uruguay; Guillermo Deisler in Chile (and later Bulgaria); Dámaso Ogaz in Venezuela; Manuel Marín, Pedro Friedeberg and Felipe Ehrenberg in Mexico; and Leonhard Frank Duch, Unhandeijara Lisboa, and Paulo Bruscky in Brazil, to name just a few. On the occasion of the exhibition Paulo Bruscky: Art Is Our Last Hope at the Phoenix Art Museum in Arizona, Vanessa Davidson and John Held Jr. are co-curating a mail art exhibition entitled Focus Latin America. Centered around the theme “art is our last hope,” the curators seek to revive dialogue about the challenges facing artists living in Latin America and the utopian projects they have historically undertaken to fuse artistic practice with social engagement. Created in 1983, Bruscky’s artwork Art Is Our Last Hope was envisioned as a billboard piece consisting solely of those five words. How have art and life in Latin America changed since he issued that proclamation? What meanings does this notion engender in Latin America in the 21st century?
THEME: Focus Latin America: Art Is Our Last Hope
Artists are invited to submit work exploring the themes of utopia, dystopia, and the grey areas in between with a special focus on Latin America. Mail art, artistamps, artists’ books, and other artworks that can be mailed and relate to these themes are encouraged.
POSTMARK DEADLINE: September 1, 2014
EXHIBITION DATES: October 1 to November 2, 2014
FORMAT: Work must be sent directly through the postal service. Please apply postage directly to your work.
TECHNIQUE: All techniques and mediums accepted including mixed media, collage, montage, sculpture, painting, printmaking, photography, etc.
PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: All participating artists will receive an exhibition brochure.  Please include your name and mailing address with your submission. 
Curator of Latin American Art
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona
85004, USA
SYMPOSIUM: October 8th, 2014
This exhibition will be accompanied by an International Mail Art Symposium with a special focus on Latin America. This event will take place at Phoenix Art Museum on October 8th, 2014, from 6 to 8 pm in Singer Hall, with the participation of John Held Jr., Mauricio Marcin Álvarez, and Vanessa Davidson. The symposium is free and open to the public.
·      Artist agrees that Phoenix Art Museum may photograph and use images of their submission for press materials, social media, publications, and educational use (both in print and online).
·      Photography by the public (for personal, non-commercial use) will be permitted
·      Artist agrees that they will not receive any compensation, financial or otherwise, from Phoenix Art Museum or the Archives of American Art for their submission.
·      Phoenix Art Museum, its respective officers, employees and agents, will not be responsible for any damage, loss or theft of submitted artwork nor will Phoenix Art Museum (or any other entity) be responsible for insuring the artwork.
Your submission to the exhibition indicates that you agree to the above conditions.