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Ginny Lloyd

Leben und Arbeit/biography

Ginny Lloyd, aka Gina Lotta, was born in Cambridge, Maryland, USA, in 1945. She got a Masters degree in Social Work at Syracuse University. She taught computer graphics at Ohlone College in Fremont, California in 1987 and 1988. She left teaching to become a corporate consultant in the training industry for Fortune 500 and high tech clients. She now lives in Jupiter, Florida in the USA.

Ginny became knowledgeable about Fluxus happenings while studying photography and art at Syracuse which led to falling into the Mail Art network in 1977 upon meeting Anna Banana and Bill Gaglione in San Francisco. She collaborated on performances and zines with the Bay Area Dadaists. In 1978 and 1980, she managed mail and “Vile” orders when friends Anna and Bill toured. In the 1970’s she was an active copy artist and in 1979 she organized the Copy Art Exhibition, meeting more mail artists. Between 1980 and 1984 she toured Europe twice, visiting and collaborating with mail artists, while showing and guest lecturing at several European art schools. Her “Blitzkunst” book included many of these artists. She was a collaborator in the Fashion Moda stores at Documenta 7 bringing California mail art to the show. In 1982–83 her Storefront: A Living Art Project held monthly mail art shows, exhibitions and performances by mail art participants. During this time period she also worked at JES Archives helping to expand the collection to include mail artists and in 1984 was a special assistant to publisher Carl Loeffler on the final pre-press preparations of the book “Correspondence Art”. Also in 1984 she was the primary organizer of the successful Inter DADA 84, a one week event taking over the city of San Francisco’s art scene. Artists locally and from around the globe attended and participated. It included a mail art show, performances, several art shows, films, open mike events, dinner, and parade. This was the largest gathering of mail artists held in the USA, gaining lots of media attention.

As an early artistamper she created and collaborated for years with many of the active artistamp creators. Her artistamp work was published into the book “Gina Lotta Post” in 1986. Her other projects include her Space Project, incorporating performances and events around the theme of art in space. She gained support from NASA and National Endowment of the Arts for this project. And she has produced several art billboards and artists books often using mail art imagery and themes.

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Ginny Lloyd, auch Gina Lotta, wurde 1945 in Cambridge, Maryland, USA geboren. Sie machte ihren Master in Sozialer Arbeit an der Syracuse University. Sie lehrte 1987–1988 Computergrafik am Ohlone College in Fremont, California. Ihre Lehrtätigkeit beendete sie, um Unternehmensberaterin zu werden und für Hochtechnologie-Kunden zu arbeiten. Heute lebt sie in Jupiter, Florida.

Während ihres Fotografie- und Kunst-Studiums in Syracuse befasste Ginny sich mit Fluxus und Happenings, was dazu führte, dass sie ins Mail Art-Netzwerk eintauchte. 1977 traf sie Anna Banana (Link) und Bill Gaglione in San Francisco. Sie arbeitete an Performances und Magazinen der Bay Area Dadaists mit. 1978 und 1980 betreute sie die Post des “VILE”-Magazins, während Anna und Bill auf Tour waren. In den 1970er Jahren war sie eine aktive Copy-Künstlerin und 1979 organisierte sie die Copy Art Exhibition, auf der sie noch mehr Mailartisten kennenlernte. Zwischen 1980 und 1984 reiste sie zwei mal quer durch Europa, besuchte Mailartisten und arbeitete mit ihnen zusammen, während sie an verschiedenen europäischen Kunstschulen ausstellte und Vorträge hielt. Ihr Buch “Blitzkunst” zeigt viele dieser Künstler. Sie arbeitete an den Fashion Moda Läden auf der Documenta 7 mit und brachte kalifornische Mail Art zu diesen Shows. 1982–1983 organisierte sie unter dem Namen Storefront: A Living Art Project monatliche Mail Art Shows, Ausstellungen und Performances mit verschiedenen Mail Art-Künstlern. Während dieser Zeit arbeitete sie auch am JES Archive und half, die Sammlung um Mail Art zu erweitern. 1984 wurde sie Assistentin des Verlegers Carl Loeffler bei der Vorbereitung des Buches “Correspondence Art”. 1984 war sie ausserdem Hauptorganisatorin des erfolgreichen Inter DADA 84, einem einwöchigen Event der Kunstszene von San Francisco. Es gab eine Mail Art Show, Performances, Filme, Open Mike-Events, Essen und Paraden. Es war das größte Treffen von Mailartisten in den USA und erfuhr eine starke mediale Aufmerksamkeit.

Als frühe Artistamp-Künstlerin schuf sie viele Artistamps. Sie wurden im Buch “Gina Lotta Post” 1986 veröffentlicht. Andere Projekte waren: das Space Project, mit Performances und Events rund um das Thema „Kunst im Weltraum“. Dafür erhielt sie die Unterstützung der NASA und des National Endowment of the Arts. Ausserdem hat sie viele Plakate und Artists‘ books produziert, die oft die Themen und die Bildsprache der Mail Art aufnahmen.

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Literatur (Auswahl)/literature (selection)

  • Lloyd, Ginny: “Women and the Copy Machine”, in: Women Artists News, 1982.
  • Lloyd, Ginny: “Copy Art: Europe and San Francisco”, in: Art Com Magazine – #4.
  • Lloyd, Ginny: “The Mail Art Community in Europe”, in: Umbrella Magazine – Vol 5, #1.

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Leben und Arbeit/biography

Ruggero Maggi was born in Turin, Italy in 1950. Today he lives in Milan.

He is an interior architect und artist. His interests are: visual poetry (since 1973), copy art, artists’ books and Mail Art (since 1975), laser art (1976), holography (1979), x-ray art (1980) und chaotic art, based on the theory of chaos (since 1985).

Since 1975 Maggi had been arranging several Mail Art events and projects. In 1979 he organized the first Mail Art show in Milan and the following year he did his first Mail Art project “Amazonic Trip” (dedicated to Abel Luis, E.A. Vigo‘s son).

He had been shown in several exhibitions around the world. He participated in the 49th Biennial in Venice in the project “Poetic bunker” and in the Sao Paulo Biennial (1980). In 2007 he was curator at the 52nd Biennial in Venice and showed his project “Camera 312 – promemoria per Pierre”, dedicated to Pierre Restany. In 2008 he was curator of the project “Depth 45 – Michelangelo at work” and in 2009 he arranged a site-specific installation on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
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Ruggero Maggi wurde 1950 in Turin, Italien geboren. Er lebt heute in Mailand.

Er ist Innenarchitekt und Künstler. Seine Interessen sind: Visuelle Poesie (seit 1973), Copy Art, Artists‘ books und Mail Art (seit 1975), Laser art (1976), Holographie (1979), Röntgen-Kunst (1980) und Chaotic art, basierend auf den Chaos-Theorien (seit 1985).

Seit 1975 hat Maggi einige Mail Art-Events und Projekte arrangiert. 1979 hat er die erste Mail Art-Show in Mailand organisiert und im Folgejahr sein erstes Mail Art-Projekt “Amazonic Trip” in Peru (Abel Luis, dem Sohn von E.A. Vigo, gewidmet).

Er hat in zahlreichen Ausstellungen auf der ganzen Welt ausgestellt. Er nahm an der 49. Biennale in Venedig im Projekt “Poetic bunker” und an der Sao Paulo Biennale (1980) teil. 2007 zeigte er als Kurator sein Pierre Restany gewidmetes Projekt “Camera 312 – promemoria per Pierre” auf der 52. Biennale in Venedig. 2008 war Kurator des Projektes “Depth 45 – Michelangelo at work”. 2009 gestaltete er eine ortsgebundene Installation anlässlich des Jubiläums “20 Jahre Mauerfall”.
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Nato a Torino, vive e lavora a Milano.

E’ architetto d’interni e l’Arte è la sua unica attività.

Dal 1973 si occupa di poesia visiva; dal 1975 di copy art, libri d’artista, arte postale; dal 1976 di laser art, dal 1979 di olografia, dal 1980 di X-ray art e dal 1985 di arte caotica sia come artista – con opere ed installazioni incentrate sullo studio del caos, dell’entropia e dei sistemi frattali – sia come curatore di eventi. Dal 1975 Maggi ha curato vari eventi e progetti di Mail Art in tutto il mondo. Nel 1979 ha organizzato la 1° Mostra di Mail Art a Milano e, l’anno dopo, il 1° Progetto di Arte Postale in Perù intitolato “Viaggio amazzonico” e dedicato ad Abel Luis, figliodel suo grande amico Edgardo Antonio Vigo.

Tra le installazioni olografiche: “Una foresta di pietre” (Media Art Festival – Osnabrück 1988) e “Un semplice punto esclamativo” (Mostra internazionale d’Arte Olografica alla Rocca Paolina di Perugia – 1992); tra le installazioni di laser art: “Morte caotica” e “Una lunga linea silenziosa” (1993), “Il grande libro della vita” e “Il peccatore casuale” (1994), “La nascita delle idee” al Museo d’Arte di San Paolo (BR). Suoi lavori sono esposti al Museo di Storia Cinese di Pechino ed alla GAM di Gallarate. Ha inoltre partecipato alla 49. Biennale di Venezia ed alla 16. Biennale d’arte contemporanea di San Paolo nel 1980.

Nel 2006 realizza “Underwood” installazione site-specific per la Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Gallarate. Nel 2007 presenta come curatore il progetto dedicato a Pierre Restany “Camera 312 – promemoria per Pierre” alla 52. Biennale di Venezia. Nel 2008 presenta come curatore il progetto “Profondità 45 – Michelangelo al lavoro” sul rapporto Arte -Tecnologia. Nel 2008 a Villa Glisenti (BS) ed all’Art Centre della Silpakorn University di Bangkok, per un simposio artistico italo-thailandese dedicato alle problematiche del riscaldamento globale, realizza l’installazione “Ecce ovo”. Nel 2009 ha curato un’installazione site-specific dedicata al XX anniversario della caduta del Muro di Berlino.

Ausgewählte Arbeiten/selected works


(1986)

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Literatur (Auswahl)/literature (selection)

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