mercredi 23 septembre 2020

AMAZON ARCHIVE, a mail art project initiated by Ruggero Maggi

 



At 1979, after some travels to the South American Forest I planned an Archive dedicated to Amazon to highlight by some art projects (*) the systematic destruction perpetrated by landed proprietors with the connivance of the some governments to build the sadly “famous” trans-Amazonian highroads – real deep cuts on the forest's skin – and for a devastating plan of industrial agriculture which has “taken flash off” the forest. Forest which has not finished crying, has not ended to be sacrificed to favour also today the more wicked interests of unscrupulous persons.

After 40 years the AMAZON ARCHIVE invites you to send one or more works dedicated to this theme exclusively by post.

Intervene as you like, on one on more leaves picked on the ground
max size: 30x40 cms
free technique
deadline: December 31th 2020

The idea is to create an installation (a space/forest) with the help of the mail artist community.
The works will remain in the Amazon Archive
Online documentation and in the Juliet art-magazine.

Send to:
AMAZON
ARCHIVE OF ARTISTIC WORKS AND PROJECT
ABOUT THE AMAZONIC WORLD.
c/o RUGGERO MAGGI – C.SO SEMPIONE 67
20149 – MILANO – ITALY -

On the back of the work indicate your data and email address (data that you will send me also by email to maggiruggero@gmail.com)

Please spread this call to all your contacts ...
THE AMAZON MUST LIVE
THANKS and good job!

Keep in touch.
Ruggero

(*) 1979 “Amazon” at Spazio Sixtonotes, the first Mail Art exhibition in Milan
     1980 “Amazonic Trip” Universidad Catolica di Lima, the first exhibition of Mail Art in Perù
     1981 “Amazonic High Ways” XVI Biennale di San Paolo (Brazil)

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