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June 22, 2007

Member Events: Multiplicity/Multiplicidad Artsitsamp Show at SomArts

Filed under: Member Events — Torrey Nommesen @ 9:04 pm

Multiplicity Show


An Exhibition of Artistamps and Mailart Archives

Curated by Eleanor Kent, Fernando Garcia Delgado & Juan Carlos Romero

Exhibit July 6-25, 2007
Reception Thursday, July 5, 5:30-8:00pm
Performances by Musaic and Anna Banana

SomArts Bay gallery
934 Brannan Street
San Francisco, CA, USA

Gallery Hours 2-7pm, Tuesday-Friday, 1-5pm Saturday

SomArts Gallery in collaboration with Vortice Argentina, Buenos Aires, presents “Multiplicity/Multiplicidad: Mailart & Artistamp Show” from July 5th through 25th, at SomArts Gallery, 934 Brannan St., San Francisco, 94103.

“Multiplicity/Multiplicidad” an exhibition co-sponsored by SomArts and Vortice Argentina features wonderful artworks made to be sent through the mail from the archives of veteran Mail Artists from Canada, Argentina and the United States. The exhibit is accompanied by two lectures on the histories of Mail Art and Artist Postage Stamps.

Many of the artists featured in the exhibit have recently shown stamps at the Fine Art Museum in Budapest, Hungary, in the exhibition, “Parastamps.” Anna Banana and Jas Felter from British Columbia, Canada are pioneers in this field. Work from their collections will be exhibited with those of three Bay Area artists Patricia Tavenner, Eleanor Kent and John Held, Jr. The idea of the show was created by Fernando Delgado, an Argentine artist and member of the mailart group Vortice Argentina. Delgado will show his work and that by mailartists from all over South America. He and Kent co-curated the exhibition.


Thursday, July 5th, 5:30-8:30 pm. There will be a Performance by Anna Banana, formerly of SF and member of the Bay Area Dada group in the 70’s. Also Musaic, a small Bay Area men’s a cappella vocal ensemble, will sing international songs. Jas Felter will be on hand to talk about a part of the show of stamps from “Motherland/Fatherland,” an exhibit he co-curated in Russia in 2002, veiwable online but not seen in USA before.

Accompanying this exhibition will be a lecture by San Francisco artist John Held, jr. on the History of Mail Art, on Thursday, July 12th at 7pm in the SomArts Gallery. There will also be a presentation by Mail Art Queen Patricia Tavenner on the History of Artist Stamps, on Turesday, July 17th at 7 pm.

Video of the show below:

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