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Latin American Avant-Garde

Latin America Assembling.

Antwerp: Archive for Small Press & Communication, 1977. Various sizes, duodecimo to quarto, envelope size 31 x 24 cm. Loose sheets executed in offset, mimeograph, and rubber stamp, with original rubber-stamped envelope with printed title sheet affixed to front. Introductory sheet with table of contents and eighteen total items, including fifteen works by Latin American artists. Some wear and light toning to envelope, overall very good. Limited edition of 100 copies.

This assemblage contains works by Artur Alipio Barrio, Paulo Bruscky, Ulises Carrión, Mirtha Dermisache, Felipe Ehrenberg, Lucia Fleury, Dayse Lacerda, Raùl Marroquin, Jozias Benedicto de Moraes Neto, Tlemente Padin, Essila Burello Paraiso, Flavio Pons, Celestino Ignacio Souza, Silvio Antonio Spada, and Emilio Aloysio Zaluar. Also included in this collectioin is a catalog "Editions & Communications Marginales d'Amérique Latine", a two-page information sheet of CAYC (Centro de Arte y Comunicación), and a single issue of the journal Escrita: Revista Mensal de Literatura, Año 1, No. 11, 1976.

The Archive for Small Press & Communication (ASPC) was founded in 1974 in Antwerp, Belgium, by Guy Schraenen and Anne Marsily, and developed out of Schraenen's Galerie Kontakt and the associated publisher, Guy Schraenen Éditeur. The ASPC was part of the international small press movement and, in Schraenen's words, had "the aim to collect and preserve all types of art documentation, emanating principally from artists' intiatives and covering all fields the contemporary artist is active in."

The main focus was on avant-garde movements of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, such as conceptual art, Fluxus, land art, minimalism, pop art, concrete poetry, and mail art. The archive preserved works across all forms of media, including visual art, recordings, posters, artist's books, video and film, magazines, photographs, and writings.

The ASPC also published works and put on exhibitions in its own exhibition space as well as produced traveling exhibitions, organized lectures, and put out a monthly radio program.

As of February 2023, OCLC locates six holdings in North American libraries.

Book ID: 52668

Price: $3,000.00