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Marzo - 1999 - March

Buenos Aires - Argentina

 

Mail Art e-Bulletin, edited by VORTICE ARGENTINA, of mail art

information, news, visual poetry, projects and calls invitations.

 


*** VIVE LE VIGNE, VIVE LE VIN
"Les Timbrés de l'Art Postal" de Pézenas et la maison du tourisme et de la Culture de Pézenas invit
you to take part in the 3rd Annual International Mail Art Exhibition "Vive la Vigne, Vive le Vin"
Any size // Deadline 15-04-99 // Documentation to all
Mailing adress: VIVE LE VIGNE, VIVE LE VIN - BP10 - F-34120 PEZENAS - FRANCE
The exhibition will be held from May 1st to May 15th, 1999 in Pézenas. Therefore, the works will be
sold in auction on the 15th May 1999 for the benefit of a Human Right Association. Thank you.
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*** CHILDREN'S MAIL ART SHOW
Call for Entries: Kidscommons, an American children's museum, and ARTColumbus, a group of
visual artists, are sponsoring a children's mail art show in celebration of National Youth Art Month.
Besides tying in the show to NYAM, we'll use the event to teach kids about geography by marking
the countries from which the art is sent on a large map. Companies in our community have offices
and manufacturing plants in more than 140 foreign countries, so hosting such an exhibit will be an
exciting way to teach visitors about our connection to the world at large. In addition, the show will
illustrate that art is a universal language.
Although Youth Art Month is an American observance, we invite kids from all over the world to
participate. By sponsoring the exhibit, we hope to provide children the opportunity to express ideas
about the future through the visual arts, poetry, and music. In addition, the exercise will teach local
children about other countries and their peoples, and it will introduce them to the hobby of postage
stamp collecting.
Following are the guidelines for participation.
*Eligibility: Children, ages 3 through 12
*Theme: Create a current self-portrait or illustrate how you think you will look and dress as an adult
in the next millennium.
*Media: Any media, including collage, markers, crayons, pen and ink, colored pencils, rubber
stamps, tempera and watercolor.
Use your imagination! Entries may be in the form of poetry or musical compositions, too.
*Size and background: Maximum size is a 4"x6" post card. The card does not have to be an "official"
U.S. Postal Service card, just something of similar weight.
*Show Rules: No fees, no jury, no returns. All work will be exhibited or performed. Create the art on
one side and print your first and last names, age, city, state or province, and country on one-half of
the address side or back of the card.
*Exhibit: Work will be exhibited on the Art Wall at kidscommons, and poetry will be read and
musical compositions performed at a reception held in honor of the artists. All names (first name
and last initial only) of entrants will be listed in a virtual catalog at the ARTColumbus Web site:
http://artcolumbus.hsonline.com
*Important Dates: Work may be sent starting January 1, 1999. Deadline: Open. We will continue to
accept entries as long as people send the cards, and we'll display them in the museum.
Dates of YAM Show: March 1, 1999 - April 1, 1999.
A public reception will be held April 1, 1999.
*Send mail art to:  Mail Art-ARG c/o ARTColumbus - 2438 Cottage Ave - Columbus IN 47201 - USA
Cards do not have to be mailed separately. It's acceptable for a teacher, scout leader, or other care
giver to mail many entries together.
Contact person: Marilyn Brackney - e-mail: kidatart@hsonline.net
Visit Mail Your Art! at Brackney's Web site at:
http://users.hsonline.net/kidatart/htdoc/lesson53.htm
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*** DIGNIDAD vs BLOQUEO
« Cuba, 40 Aniversario » es un organismo de solidaridad con Cuba, que tiene por objetivo crear
espacios de participacion para las acciones de solidaridad con el pueblo cubano.
En el calendario de actividades para 1999 esta prevista una exposicion de Arte-Correo.
Se llevara a cabo en la ciudad de Trois Rivieres, provincia de Quebec, Canada, en la semana del 11
al 17 de Julio 1999 y sera llevada posteriormente a la ciudad de Quebec y a la ciudad de Montreal,
para finalizar en la Casa de la Cultura del Instituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos,
en La Habana. El Tema de la exposicion sera DIGNIDAD versus BLOQUEO
La fecha final de recepcion es el 1 de Julio 1999.
Enviar a: « CUBA, 40 ANIVERSARIO » - 1924 rue Cartier - H2K 4E6 - Montreal, P.Q. - CANADA
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*** NESSUNO E STRANIERO
La associazione socio-culturale Il guado, allegramente coinvolta nelle divulgazione della mail art,
opere originali a mezzo posta, invita tutti coloro che sono interessati ad sprimere la propia creativita
alla edizione della manifestazione musicale Moonasterock, che si terra nel prossimo Giugno 1999-
La associazione Iñ Guado si muove cercando di mantenere fissi davanti a se´i principi essenziali del
proprio statuto:
...si ispira ai principi della solidarita, dell´uguaglianza e della fraterna collaborazione tra i popoli,
contro ogni forma di razzismo y di oppressione, per la difesa dei diritti collettivi ed individuali e per
il consolidamento della pace del mondo...
La mostra sara realizzata dal 4 al 13 giugno 1999 a Vaprio d´Adda (Mi) nel Parco comunale sito in
Via per Concesa allínterno della festa Moonasterock ed avrà per tema NESSUNO E ´STRANIERO
Le opere dovranno pervenire possibilmente entro il 30 / 5 / 1999- all´attenzione di:
MAURO CRIPPA - Via A. Motta 5 - 20069 Vaprio d´Ádda - ITALIA
Alle fine della festa sara spedito a tutti i participanti il catalogo della mostra. Un grazie affettuoso.
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*** COMBUSTION ESPONTANEA
Técnica libre. Tamaño maximo 40 x 60 cms. No habrá jurado, se expondrán todos los trabajos.
Se editará un catálogo. No habrá devoluciones. FECHA LIMITE : 31 de Marzo de 1999.
SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION
Technique: no holds barred. Maximum Size: 40 x 60 cms. No jury. No returns. Every work
received will be exhibited. A catalog will be published. DEADLINE : March 31, 1999.
Enviar a / Send to: CHIO FLORES - Manuel de Freyre y Santander 242 - Miraflores, LIMA 18 - PERU
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*** THE JAS MILLENNIUM PROJECT
On January 1, 2000, Jas will begin construction of A Memorial to the 20th Century. Until then he will
continue to collect discarded cigarette packages from around the world. These packages, both
softpacks and boxes, will be deconstructed, cut up, and arranged to form tile patterns which will
cover the interior walls, floor and ceiling of a portable room, to be named The Nonsmoking Room.
The first phase of The Jas Millennium Project was completed on June 8th, 1998. This was last day
of a five week expedition to Spain where Jas collected 1,544 used and empty cigarette packs needed
to start the project. Jas has been collecting the foil from cigarette packs for some time, and covered
a chair and bookcase with silver foil in 1969.
Earlier his year, after two expeditions to Spain (1994 and 1997) to collect silver and gold cigarette
pack foil and some empty discarded cigarette packs, Jas completed The Nonsmoking Table, using
a used library reference table (6 x 4 x 30). The legs and base of the table are covered in silver and
gold foil.
The top is covered with 192 different cigarette packs from 20 countries surrounding a central mandala
of health warnings from Canadian cigarette packs. This work is on exhibit and in use at the exhibition
Hello Again! A New Wave of Recycled Art and Design at the Vancouver Museum from June 20th, 1998
until January 3, 1999.
Just as he did with The Nonsmoking Table, Jas is inviting individuals to help with his Millennium
Project by mailing him discarded cigarette packs. These packs may be crushed and dirty,
deconstructed, or intact. The foil should be left with the pack as it will also be used in the design of
The Nonsmoking Room. Donors will be acknowledged in the Jas Cyberspace Museum
http://www.faximum.com/jas
which will feature a special expanding exhibit of cigarette packages as they are received.
Documentation will be sent to all Donors upon completion of the project, sometime during
the year 2000.  Individuals and groups may contribute as one the following:
1. Benefactor: 100 packs 3. Contributor: 11-35 packs
2. Patron: 36-99 packs 4. Donor: 1-10 packs
Please note that a record of donations will be kept so that an original Donor may end up a
Benefactor by December 31, 1999.
Donations should be accompanied by the name and address of the sender, and an e-mail address
when available.
Comments and inquiries should be sent to:  jfelter@direct.ca 
Donations should be mailed or delivered to:  THE JAS MILLENNIUM PROJECT
2707 Rosebery Avenue - V7V 3A3 - West Vancouver, British Columbia - CANADA
Jas W Felter
For the latest Jas News
Join Assembly On Artistamps
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*** MILENIO
Deadline: 30 de Junio de 1999 // Tecnica, tamanio cantidad: Libres // Catalogo a los participantes
Enviar a: SPAZIO ARTE TOTALE - Via Bastione Mediceo,21 - 51100 Pistoia - ITALIA
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*** THE WORLD !
LA MAISON DU GRAND NORD
http://home.nordnet.fr/~gferdinande/
who has just opened its own gallery : La Petite Renarde Rusée (The Cunning Micro Vixen Gallery)
67, rue de l’église - (F) 59840 - Lompret - France
tél. : (33) 3 20 08 92 45 / fax : (33) 3 20 22 27 56 / e-mail: gferdinande@nordnet.fr
sends out a mail art exhibition on a large scale on the theme : THE WORLD !
The world, everyone has his own, and the sum of these worlds -everyone his own- is the world,
the world in which we are and which is everyone of us. The mail artists know the subject...
That exhibition related to other artistic events on the same theme will occur in different places in
Lille, in December 1999, January 2000. Send neither folded documents not photocopies.
Deadline : 1st November 1999 // A booklet will be sent to each participant.
Friendly yours, Guy Ferdinande
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*** 1993-2003: DECADA MUNDIAL DE LOS PUEBLOS INDIGENAS
(declarado por la O.N.U.)
A los diferentes medios de comunicación, organizaciones, individuos y publico en general.
De acuerdo con la movilizacion de la Sociedad Civil mundial, se llevaran a cabo en nuestra ciudad,
diversos actos socio-culturales y artisticos con motivo de la realizacion de la CONSULTA NACIONAL
e INTERNACIONAL por el RECONOCIMIENTO de los DERECHOS de los PUEBLOS INDIOS y
CONTRA la GUERRA de EXTERMINIO QUE SUFREN y por los EXCLUIDOS del MUNDO.
Esta CONSULTA fue decidida durante el ENCUENTRO entre la SOCIEDAD CIVIL, el E.Z.L.N. y el
CONGRESO NACIONAL INDIGENA en San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, en
Noviembre de 1998 y se llevara a cabo en todo el mundo el 21 DE MARZO DE 1999.
P R O G R A M A   D E   A C T I V I D A D E S
MARTES 23.03.1999 - 20:30 Hs. INAUGURACION de la Exposicion Internacional de Arte-Correo
"Chiapas: la primera revolucion social del tercer milenio". Esta muestra contiene mas obras de mas
de 300 artistas de casi treinta paises del mundo.
La misma sera luego donada integramente al E.Z.L.N. de Chiapas, Mexico. Charlas sobre la
situacion chiapaneca y resultados de la Consulta en Mexico y en el mundo.
Exposicion de libros. Videos.
MIERCOLES 24.03.1999 20:00 Hs. Exposicion de Arte-Correo. Idem. Idem.
JUEVES 24.03.1999 20:00 hs. Idem. Idem.
DOMINGO 28.03.1999 11:00 a 20:30 Hs. Idem. Idem. Musica. Teatro.
Local de exposicion: SEDE SOCIAL DE LA "ASSOCIAZIONE CALABRESE"
¡ POR EL RESPETO A LOS DERECHOS DE LOS PUEBLOS INDIOS Y CONTRA LA GUERRA
DE EXTERMINIO QUE SUFREN ! ¡ POR LOS EXCLUIDOS DEL MUNDO !
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*** LA VOZ DE LA TIERRA
Convocamos a los artistas postales del mundo, en forma urgente, ante la lamentable muerte del
mas importante pintor indoamericano, el ecuatoriano Oswaldo Guayasamin, a participar en una
exposicion en su homenaje llamada La Voz de la Tierra. Fecha limite: 18 de abril // Tipo de trabajos:
Escritos o visuales // Técnica Libre // Tamanio: A4
Lugar de entrega: CASA EN EL AIRE - Antonia López de Bello 0125 - Santiago de Chile
o por via e-mail:  casaaire@interaccess.cl
Mil gracias por la difusión // Convocan: LA CASA EN EL AIRE: Carolina Perez y Hugo Fernandez
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*** CHANGE OF DOMAIN NAME
From: Kate Stewart
Subject: Change of Domain Name
Date: Fri, Mar 19, 1999, 12:03 PM
Please note the following changes for your contact / address records: Kate Stewart from Hawai'ian
Artworks will be using the e-address  kate@mmmi.net   effective from your receipt of this mailing.
We are still experiencing problems receiving e-mail for Alanna Stewart-Bell. Mail for Alanna
should be sent to  kate@mmmi.net  for forwarding.
If privacy to / from either of us is an issue, please use stamp and envelope!!
Always A Pleasure To Hear From You: Think Peace! Think Poetry! Think Art!
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*** PLANETA DADA STUDIOS
Se ruegan contribuciones por la fanzine (tamaño postal 10 x 15 aprox.) PLANET DADA
La revista se puede localizar en:  http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/dragonheart
Por consultas:  Dragonheart@compuserve.com
Envíos a: Sean Woodward - 11 Menin Road, Allestree - Derby DE22 2NL - INGLATERRA
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*** RAY JOHNSON
Tell interested parties to have a look! It's about my late friend Ray Johnson (1927-1995). Enjoy.
http://www.abcnews.go.com/sections/living/dailynews/rayjohnson_art.html
make sure you click on all the pictures! Mark Bloch
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*** WORM
WORM, zine de Christian Laporte, solicita 20 obras (originales o copias)
Medida: 14 x 20 cms. / Deadline: March 31, 1999 // Se enviara un ejemplar a cada participante.
Enviar a:  CHRISTIAN LAPORTE - 3 Lot Duran - 40120 Pouydesseaux - Francia
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*** IN MEMORY OF THE DUKE OF PRUNES
Dear friend, I am organizing, here in the bright South Italy, a Human Mail Art Meeting on May
First 1999. IN MEMORY OF THE DUKE OF PRUNES Hommage to FRANK ZAPPA
There is the possibility to host in a magnificent old country house about 40 persons. I invite you to
come here and to participate to the event with an artistic performance (Music, action, poetry and
so on). If you want participate tell me soon, I will give you all information. Please can you give out
the new?  ...  Pruny greetings.  my heartbeat for peace and communication
Pierpaolo Limongelli
Il pregiudizio razziale è basato su timori, incomprensioni e sospetti privi di fondamento.
Martin Luther King
Visita il sito  www.geocities.com/Paris/4947/index.html   for IUOMA information
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*** MOPARFETOMEK
Queridos Amigos: Comunicamos a ustedes la por fin formalizacion del primer grupo post-ecologista
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MOPARFETOMEK
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Movimiento Para el Retorno Feliz de las Toninas Mecanicas. Damos a conocer los motivos de
nuestra lucha:
1- Devolver las Toninas Mecanicas al Lago del Parque Rodo.
2- Garantizar su retorno feliz a dicho lago, sanas y salvas.
3- Establecer pautas generales para el trato humano hacia ese grupo mecanico.
4- Prohibir la manipulacion y/o comercializacion de sus aceite o cueros.
Exigimos tu adhesion a la causa enviandonos ideas y/o imagenes a:  arturug@adinet.com.uy
o a la direccion:  J.M. Blanes 980 - Montevideo - Uruguay
Atentos saludos... Mopard Fetomekov
 

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