Rare Neoist mail art and zine assemblage.
Neoism - equal parts parodic art movement and subcultural affiliation - drew electic inspiration from the Fluxus, Dada, conceptual art, and Language poetry movements, reaching a peak of activity in the early 1980s followed by schism and decline.
This collection is one of a long-running series of limited-edition mailings organized by Baroni beginning in the late '70s: "This tourist portfolio commemorates the first international flight to Akademgorod (the Promised Land of Neoism) as organized in January 84 by Agenzia Neoista Italiana." Contributors include Jurgen Olbrich, Clemente Padin, Henning Mittendorf, Emilio Morandi, David Zack, Carlo Pittore, Boris Wanowitch, Eva Lake, Ginny Lloyd, Al Ackerman, Pete Horobin, and "Monty Cantsin;" the latter was an "open pop star" identity initiated by Istvan Kantor and used freely and widely by various Neoist artists, as were later iterations "Karen Eliot" and "Luthor Blisset."
OCLC locates no holdings. Rare.
[Forte dei Marmi, Italy]: [Agenzia Neoista Italiana / Vittore Baroni], 1984. Envelope (10.25'' x 7.5'' approx.) containing 31 separate items: assorted xeroxed zines, cut-out collages, postcards, drawings, and paintings, ranging in size from 8.5'' x 11'' to less than one inch. Three multi-page items housed in plastic wrappers, apparently never opened. Materials include paper of various weights and colors, one color photograph, and one table napkin. In envelope as originally mailed to The Alternative Press of Detroit. Numbered 80/100.
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