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Index: Graciela Edgardo Marx Vigo


Graciela Gutiérrez Marx, the renowned Argentinian artist, is one of the pioneers of experimental art in Latin America. She was born in La Plata and studied sculpturing at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, besides others with Aurelio Macchi, a Zadkine student. She has a Masters degree in Aesthetics and her first sculptures were made from scrap. In 1969 she learned about Mail Art and new forms of concrete and visual poetry from E. A. Vigo. She began making woodcuts like Vigo did, and became active in the Mail Art network in 1975. Her life in Mail Art was shared with Vigo during the black years of dictatorship in Latin America and particularly in Argentina between 1977 and 1983. Together, they worked as G. E. Marx-Vigo.

From the very beginning of the democracy movement she worked with the participants of her Compañía de la Tierra Malamada in collective actions, installations and performances. From 1979 to 1987 she shared drawings and prints with her beloved mailfriend Michael Scott from England. Nowadays she is in frequent contact with Vittore Baroni, Italy, John Held Jr. and Harley Francis, USA, Araceli Zúñiga and César Espinosa Vera, Mexico, Roberto Farona, España, and György und Julia Galántai, Hungary.

Literature (selection)

Gutiérrez Marx, Graciela: Post-cards, Edizione Experimenta, Nápoli, Italia 1976.
Gutiérrez Marx, Graciela: Nuestro libro Internacional de estampillas y matasellos, La Plata, Argentina 1978/80.
Gutiérrez Marx, Graciela: LOS CODICES MARGINALES DE MAMABLANCA, Artist’s book 1980.
Gutiérrez Marx, Graciela: Arbeidsreglement Nº 23, Poetical Regulations, Con-fusioned marginal post, La plata, Argentina 1978.
Gutiérrez Marx, Graciela: Shadow project, Sombras de Hiroshima, Lightworks, illuminating new and experimental art, Michigan, USA 1987.
Gutiérrez Marx, Graciela: A folk-art without artist (Por un arte de base sin artistas) en ETERNAL NETWORK, a MAIL ART Anthology, coordinated by Chuck Welch, University of Calgary, Calgary Press, Alberta, Canada 1995.
Gutiérrez Marx, Graciela: De lo visible a lo enunciable, artículo reproducido en la Revista ZURDA, ciudad de México 1997.
Gutiérrez Marx, Graciela: ARTECORREO – artistas invisibles en la red postal (1975-1995), Ediciones Luna Verde, Buenos Aires, Argentina 2010.


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