Artecorreo : circa 1965 - circa 1991 / [textos: Maris Bustamante...[et al.] ; coordinación editorial Mauricio Marcin ; proyecto curatorial de Mauricio Marcin para el Museo de la Ciudad de México].

1a. ed.
México, D.F. : RM Editorial : Museo de la Ciudad de México ; Barcelona, España : RM Verlag, 2011.
269 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm. + 12 p. booklet.


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The novelty of Mail Art lies in the intention of distributing art from person to person, using a channel free of middlemen and critics, galleries, curators, historians, and so on. In this sense, means a libertarian practice as opposed to traditional systems of control and validation of art. The book focuses on highlighting and making visible the communications network that allowed mail art from countries where political regimes-often-censored dictatorial and limiting freedom of expression and free flow of ideas. The edited volume presents a chronological review of the activities performed by Mail Art Mexican artists, not forgetting that this phenomenon ties built with actors from other latitudes. You could say it was not seeking Mail Art as an ultimate goal the creation of artistic pieces, by contrast, understood the art as a vehicle for social transformation, where all players are prone to cultural creation regardless of formal training or technical . The book contains previously unpublished works of Mathias Goeritz, Pedro Friedeberg, Felipe Ehrenberg, Clemente Padín, Dieter Roth, Mark Kurtycz, Polvo de Gallina Negra, and hundreds of artists from five continents. All have in common is having traveled to Mexico through the mail. The volume also makes an analysis of the phenomenon of artecorreo in Mexico and the world from texts commissioned especially for this edition.
  • "The exhibition "Artecorreo" was inaugurated in the Museum de la Ciudad de Mexico in October 27, 2009 and stayed in exhibition till February 27th of 2010, and in the Museo de Filatelia de Oaxaca from February 26 to June 30th of 2011"--P. 269.
  • Accompanied by a brochure authored by Mauricio Marcin with title: Artecorreo en un libro.
  • Errata slip inserted.
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Mathias Goeritz y la poesía concreta / Jennifer Josten -- ¿Arte Correo? 21 años de obras postales / Felipe Ehrenberg -- El cuerpo político más allá de sus límites. Clemente Padín y el flujo Postal / Fernanda Nogueira -- ¿Es el buzón un museo?. Mauricio Guerrero y el Arte Correo / Daniel Garza Usabiaga -- Aquí, 1, 2 y 3: Sistema de Arte Alternativo / Manuel Marín -- Carta Abierta. Asunto Artefacto Bombardeo / Marcos Kurtycz -- Polvo de Gallina Negra / Entrevista con Maris Bustamante y Mónica Mayer -- Poema Colectivo Revolución / Araceli Zúñiga y César Espinosa -- La odisea de Ulises Carrión / Verónica Gerber Bicecci -- Sistema Internacional de Arte Correo Errático. Una Alternativa a las Oficinas de Correo oficiales / Ulises Carrión.
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  • Arte correo
  • Artecorreo en un libro / Mauricio Marcin.
  • 9788415118169 (RM Verlag)
  • 8415118163
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