Oberlin College and Conservatory

Exhibition: “An Exercise in Freedom: The Mail Art of Edgardo Antonio Vigo"

Friday, June 5, 2015

Mudd Center, Seeley G. (Terrell Main Library), Academic Commons, Main Level
148 West College Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Argentinian artist Edgardo Antonio’s multifaceted work included text-based conceptualism, visual poetry, and performances he called "signalings.” He was a pioneer of the mail art movement, which involves sending small-scale artworks through the postal service.  Vigo was active during Argentina’s Dirty Wars, when the country’s military junta “disappeared” suspected opponents, including Vigo’s son Palomo.

Curated by art librarian Barbara Prior, the exhibition features Vigo’s late work, created in the aftermath of the Dirty Wars. The exhibition is drawn from the art library’s extensive collection of mail art, which represents over 1,800 artists and includes more than 25,000 pieces. A small display of additional work by Vigo will also be on view in the Art Library, Allen Art Building. 

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Administrative, Libraries


free and open to the public

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Barbara Prior

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