[spectre] CFP: Highways of the South: Latin American Art Networks (Paris)

John Hopkins jhopkins at tech-no-mad.net
Fri Feb 21 16:38:23 CET 2014

HI Andreas --

I know you are just forwarding this, but it brought up the observation that the 
authors of the call have somehow (not surprisingly) overlooked the wide and deep 
history in Latin America regarding the mail art movement...! For many this 
anarchic network was a solid precursor (starting 40+ years ago) to 
internet-based activities of the present. Based on personal experience there 
were many people active in the global mail art network...

> During the last fifteen years, Latin American art has been added to canons of
>  twentieth-century modernism and postmodernism, in an apparent triumph for
> the field. The myriad exhibitions and scholarly texts that have contributed
> to this


> field. These networked approaches are in part a result of curators and
> scholars simply following the historical movements of individual artists,
> movements, publications, and exhibitions.

I wonder, by chance, if there is any one out there on spectre who might know of 
any publications/texts about that history??


Dr. John Hopkins, BSc, MFA, PhD
photographer, media artist, archivist

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