Brussels: Vlaamse Gemeenschap, Commissariaat Generaal voor de Internationale Culturele Samenwerking, 1983. First edition of 800, of which this is no. 400. Horizontal softcover 8vo in black wrappers printed in white. With pages printed in black and white. Unpaginated. To which is added a small postcard printed in black and white on recto and verso, and publisher’s rubber stamped yellow paper envelope.
Catalogue edited by Belgian artist Guy Bleus issued on the occasion of this 1983 mail art exhibition at Kultuur en Ontmoetingscentrum De Warande in Turnhout, Belgium. With contributions by a global grouping of over 400 artists from 48 countries, where each is asked to submit a piece of artwork representing a map of their nation. Book is divided up alphabetically by country, and includes contributions by Guy Schraenen, Johan van Geluwe, Josef Hampl, Rainer Luck, Rolf Staeck, Julien Blaine, Ben Vautier, Robin Crozier, Anne Dexter, John Furnival, Ulises Carrión, Ko de Jonge, Karin Dekker, Michael Gibbs, Woody van Amen, György Galántai, Gabor Toth, Mirella Bentivoglio, Michele Perfetti, Pawel Petasz, Dietrich Albrecht (Albrecht/d.), Peter Below, Peter Jörg Splettstösser, Endre Tót, Timm Ulrichs, Miroljub Todorovic, Kowa-Kato, Shin Ho-Chul, Alma Flynn, Anna Banana, Blurr Buz, Emmett Walsh, Bern Porter, George Maciunas, Scott Helmes, Cracker Jack Kid, Carl Andre, E. F. Higgins, Ray Johnson, Les Levine, Carlo Pittore, Dogfish, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, Paulo Bruscky, Felix Beltran, and Clemente Padín among others. Includes introductory essays, letters from embassies who responded to the project, a postcard promoting the exhibition, and original mailing envelope.
Book very good with bumps to corners, single fold line along spine, including a small closed tear along bottom edge, and age toning to pages. Postcard very good with a small faint stain visible on both sides. Mailing envelope good only showing wear from being mailed with postage stamps affixed to front. Item #743
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