The Lomholt Mail Art Archive: A FAB resource

Thanks to Sinclair Scripa, we have discovered the Lomholt Mail Art Archive, which presents a spectacular collection of material, mostly from the 1970s and 80s. This is an incredible snapshot in time of a particularly exciting era in mail-art history (actually several eras and a number of different networks).

The Correspondence A-Z section has a fantastic holding of works by Crozier, Ackerman, Zack, Kantor and associated artists. Work by David Zack is not easy to find, and the Lomholt archive gives tremendous insight into the early days of Neoism, even if work by Ray Johnson and his circle and Fluxus are lacking.

The Mail Art Network section is even more impressive, delving back further into the 70s and presenting scans of entire books and zines. Some great work by John M. Bennett is in there. Generationally, collective network memory does not go much further back than the 80s these days. Anyone who has dug into collections knows the 70s (and 60s for that matter) were fascinating times as well. The network’s connection to “serious” conceptual art and experimental writing as well as intellectual currents and theory (such as semiotics) are apparent in the Lomholt archive.

We think it is well worth spending some time there and rediscovering what others have done.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Dan
    Oct 15, 2014 @ 01:25:14

    I got directed there just a few days ago. Really sweet collection!


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