Index: Vittore Baroni
Vittore Baroni was born January 17, 1956 in Forte dei Marmi, Lucca, Italy. He is an Italian artist, critic of music and explorer of countercultures since the mid of the 1970s, who now lives and works in Viareggio. In 1977 he discovered Mail Art through Cavellini, became heavily addicted and participated in numerous international projects and shows. Since 1978 he has been organizing exhibitions, events, publications and collective projects based on the correspondence exchange and the networking cultures that anticipated the internet. He published the first issue of “ARTE POSTALE!” (now at #85) in 1979. Furthermore he published various books on radical music and art, amongst them the Mail Art Guide: “Arte Postale – Guida al Network della Corrispondenza Creative” (1997). He is active in the fields of visual poetry, sound art, street art, and comics as well.
Since the mid-1970’s Baroni is also one of the most active promoters of the planetary circuit of mail art. He has written or edited various books on aspects of the “networking cultures” that anticipated Internet, including the mail art guide Arte Postale - Guida al network della corrispondenza creativa (AAA Edizioni, Bertiolo, 1997). He has organized many exhibitions, events, publications and collective projects in the fields of mail art, audio art, visual poetry, underground comics and street art. He self-published and distributed 100 issues of his Arte Postale! mail art magazine (1979-2009) and was the originator of seminal networking projects such as the TRAX modular system (1981-1987), the multiple names Lieutenant Murnau and Luther Blissett, the Stickerman and F.U.N. (Funtastic United Nations) projects, the Art Detox campaign (2010), the assembling magazine BAU Contenitore di Cultura Contemporanea (since 2004).
Baroni, Vittore: Mail Art-Guide “Arte Postale – Guida al Network della Corrispondenza Creativa”, 1997.
Baroni bei www.guzzardi.it (it)
Mail Artists Index: http://mailartists.wordpress.com/2007/10/18/vittore-baroni/