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Gallery #42 - 08.98
 

 
Keith Bates - United Kingdom
 
Networker Statement
 
          There has long been a practice of artists learning together in schools, forming 
groups and movements, and more recently working in collectives. What fired my 
enthusiasm for Mail Art back in the early 1980s was the peculiar idea of people 
working in physical isolation, giving, receiving, bouncing ideas off artists they never 
meet. 
          I still find the interplay between distant networkers the most fascinating aspect 
of Mail Art. It is, afterall, an aspect which anticipated working patterns made possible 
by new technology. Yet, not only is the solitude of mailartists uncelebrated, 
unexplored and undocumented, there is also an historicist assumption that the 
Personal Contact is the natural or logical development for Mail Art. 
          For the upwardly and outwardly mobile, Mail Art has become the letter 
of introduction and the passport to something else. I donít like the something else. 
          Join with me, the Eclectic Hermit. Investigate the physical isolation and 
conceptual affiliation that is Mail Art. I do not want to meet you.
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Cat. Nr. 1373 d.d. 11.08.98
Keith Bates - United Kingdom
TOGETHER ALONE


Hartmut Andryczuk - Germany
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Cat. Nr. 1374 d.d. 12.08.98
Hartmut Andryczuk - Germany
HYBRYDEN


Norberto Jose Martinez - Argentina
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Cat. Nr. 1375 d.d. 12.08.98
Norberto Jose Martinez - Argentina
s.t.


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Cat. Nr. 1376 d.d. 15.08.98
Suzie Signori - Brazil
..luta entre vida e morte, buon e mal.


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Cat. Nr. 1377 d.d. 22.08.98
Juan Lopez De Ael (2) - Spain
s.t.


Gallery # 41
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