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Mail Art Exhibition in Mudd

April 6, 2015

Communications Staff

Photo credit: Zach Christy

The exhibition An Exercise in Freedom: The Mail Art of Edgardo Antonio Vigo is on display in Mudd Center library through Friday, June 5. Vigo was a pioneer of the mail art movement, which involved sending small-scale artworks through the postal service. The exhibition features work Vigo created in the aftermath of Argentina’s Dirty War (Guerra Sucia in Spanish), a period from 1976 to 1983 in which the country’s military junta killed or “disappeared” anywhere from 10,000 to 30,000 suspected left-wing political opponents. The exhibition is curated by art librarian Barbara Prior and drawn from the art library’s extensive collection of mail art, which represents more than 1,800 artists and includes more than 25,000 pieces.

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