Networking Currents : Mail Art Zines from the 80's and 90's

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  • Personal Nets : A Mail Art Operation, Document 1, 10.98                Books / Zines        $10.00
  • Retrofuturism        The Tape-beatles, editors        Out of Print / Out of Print Periodicals        $10.00
  • Panmag #39        Panmag        Periodicals        $5.00
  • Messages from Heaven        Qiang Chen        Ephemera / Out of Print Ephemera        $10.00
  • Elefanzine        Ennio Pauluzzi        Books / Zines        $10.00
  • Elefanzine        Ennio Pauluzzi        Books / Zines        $10.00
  • Elefanzine        Ennio Pauluzzi        Books / Zines        $10.00
  • Spanish Mail Art Association Bulletin        Ibirico, editor        Periodicals / Out of Print Periodicals        $15.00
  • Elefanzine        Ennio Pauluzzi        Books / Zines        $10.00
  • Elefanzine        Ennio Pauluzzi        Books / Zines        $10.00
  • China Ink        Ennio Pauluzzi        Periodicals / Out of Print Periodicals        $5.00
  • Elefanzine        Ennio Pauluzzi        Books / Zines        $10.00
  • Animalia        Laura Gianfreda        Out of Print / Out of Print Periodicals        $5.00
  • Animalia        Laura Gianfreda        Out of Print / Out of Print Periodicals        $5.00
  • Spanish Mail Art Association Bulletin        Ibirico, editor        Periodicals / Out of Print Periodicals        $15.00
  • Elefanzine        Ennio Pauluzzi        Books / Zines        $10.00
  • La Boheme Art        M. Greenfield        Books / Zines        $10.00
  • Elefanzine        Ennio Pauluzzi        Books / Zines        $10.00
  • Elefanzine        Ennio Pauluzzi        Books / Zines        $10.00
  • China Ink        Ennio Pauluzzi        Out of Print / Out of Print Periodicals        $5.00
  • Stars & Types : International Comics Fanzine        Joki        Periodicals / Out of Print Periodicals        $7.00
  • Fluxus: A Conceptual Country                 Posters        $45.00
  • Spanish Mail Art Association Bulletin        Ibirico, editor        Out of Print / Out of Print Periodicals        $15.00
  • FluxFest        Jonas Mekas and ed.         / Catalogs        $3.00
  • Panic        Bertha Husband, James Koehnline, M.J. Marchnight, Scott Marshall and Michael Piazza        Out of Print / Out of Print Periodicals        $15.00
  • Elefanzine        Ennio Pauluzzi        Books / Zines        $10.00



We’ve just acquired a few dozen issues of some classic zines by mail art groups including but not limited to Animalia, China Ink, Elefanzine, Panic, Panmag, Personal Nets, Spanish Mail-Art Association Bulletin, and SMILE magazine.

Most of these zines come covered in postage markings. The stamps and stickers are indicative of their well-traveled pasts, and serve as reminders of the pre-internet networks developed by mail artists intent on sharing their work outside of institutional exhibition spaces.

Many of the projects are collaborative and focus on community building. Elefanzine amalgamates the work of dozens of unidentified artists in each issue, and was “Sent free to all contributors” as indicated on the cover of each issue. SMILE magazine’s original founder, Neoist Stewart Home, proposed that all magazines call themselves SMILE and developed the identities Karen Elliot and Monty Cantsin to be freely adopted by any potential publisher. The Spanish Mail-Art Association Bulletin functioned as a newsletter and directory for mail artists, publishing listings of mail art related events, regional mail artists’ contact information and messages from other mail art journals.

These publications build on the anarchic foundations established by the Situationist International, Fluxus, Samizdat, and Neo-Dada movements. Their shared sentiment is strongly anti-authorship, anti-institutional and anti-curatorial. The publications challenge values tied to singularity and individuality in their aesthetic as well as their mode of production and distribution. It is inclusivity, flexibility, and development of community that is paramount.

Checklist
  1. Ennio Pauluzzi
    Elefanzine
    Brooklyn, NY: Ennio Pauluzzi, 1996
    Out of stock
  2. Ennio Pauluzzi
    China Ink
    Florence, Italy: Ennio Pauluzzi, December 1992
    Out of stock
  3. Laura Gianfreda
    Animalia
    Varignano d'Arco, Italy: Laura Gianfreda, March 1994
    Out of stock
  4. Laura Gianfreda
    Animalia
    Varignano d'Arco, Italy: Laura Gianfreda, December 1993
    Out of stock
  5. Ibirico, editor
    Spanish Mail Art Association Bulletin
    Madrid, Spain: Asociacion Mail Artistas Españoles, 1996
    Out of stock
  6. Ennio Pauluzzi
    Elefanzine
    Brooklyn, 1995: Ennio Pauluzzi, 1995
    Out of stock
  7. M. Greenfield
    La Boheme Art
    Newcastle, UK: M. Greenfield
    Out of stock
  8. Ennio Pauluzzi
    Elefanzine
    Brooklyn, NY: Ennio Pauluzzi, 1995
    Out of stock
  9. Ennio Pauluzzi
    Elefanzine
    Brooklyn, NY: Ennio Pauluzzi, 1994
    Out of stock
  10. Ennio Pauluzzi
    Elefanzine
    Brooklyn, NY: Ennio Pauluzzi, 1995
    Out of stock
  11. Ennio Pauluzzi
    Elefanzine
    Brooklyn, NY: Ennio Pauluzzi, 1996
    Out of stock
  12. Ennio Pauluzzi
    Elefanzine
    Brooklyn, NY: Ennio Pauluzzi, 1994
    Out of stock
  13. Ennio Pauluzzi
    Elefanzine
    Brooklyn, NY: Ennio Pauluzzi, 1993
    Out of stock
  14. Ennio Pauluzzi
    Elefanzine
    Brooklyn, NY: Ennio Pauluzzi, 1994
    Out of stock
  15. Ennio Pauluzzi
    Elefanzine
    Brooklyn, NY: Ennio Pauluzzi, 1994
    Out of stock
  16. Ibirico, editor
    Spanish Mail Art Association Bulletin
    Madrid, Spain: Asociacion Mail Artistas Españoles, 1996
    Out of stock
  17. Ibirico, editor
    Spanish Mail Art Association Bulletin
    Madrid, Spain: Asociacion Mail Artistas Españoles, 1996
    Out of stock
  18. The Tape-beatles, editors
    Retrofuturism
    Iowa City, IA: The Drawing Legion, August 1991
    Out of stock
  19. Panmag
    Panmag #39
    New York, NY: Mark Bloch and Panpost, 1993
    $5.00
  20. Ennio Pauluzzi
    China Ink
    Florence, Italy: Ennio Pauluzzi, 1993
    Out of stock
  21. Joki
    Stars & Types : International Comics Fanzine
    Minden, Germany: Joki, March 1991
    Out of stock
  22. Jonas Mekas and ed.
    FluxFest
    New York, NY: Anthology Film Archives, 1992
    unknown
    Out of stock
  23. Qiang Chen
    Messages from Heaven
    New York, NY: Qiang Chen
    Out of stock

  24. Fluxus: A Conceptual Country
    New York, NY: Franklin Furnace Archive, 1993
    Out of stock
  25. Bertha Husband, James Koehnline, M.J. Marchnight, Scott Marshall and Michael Piazza
    Panic
    Chicago, IL: Axe St. Arena, May 1986
    Out of stock
Last updated 4/23/2015
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