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Mail Art Group on Facebook [03 Sep 2006|03:21pm]
songtosetmefree
For anyone who's a member of Facebook... despite relentless searching, I could not find a mail art group on the site. So, I took the liberty of starting one myself.

If you're on Facebook, you should join.

Post mail art calls, recent things you've sent or received, swap addresses, and get the place moving!
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[04 Aug 2006|12:42pm]

rabo_karabekian
who the hell are all you people?

haven't you all realised this is all bullshit?
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Kantor's Deadly Gift [03 Aug 2006|05:23pm]

fraktur_deye
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!
thursday, aug 3, 2006 12.05pm

Ladies and Getlemen!

As you are reading this short message
ISTVAN KANTOR is about to begin reading his manifesto at the AGO's
Andy Warhol show right in front of Warhol's RED DISASTER.
If you hurry up you can still catch part of the surprise-intervention
and take a picture with your hidden digital camera of Kantor's
bloody face for the frontpage of your newspaper or website.

Kantor will tell you that Warhol's RED DISASTER is his own work
of art, created with his own blood and many other artists' blood (see
Kantor's attached AGO Gift Statement)
He is about to donate a vial full of his own blood to the
permanent collection of the AGO. This small but very powerful
sculptural piece contains the spirit of Warhol and many other artists' spirit

In order to figure the end of Kantor's surprise action you have to
inquire information from the AGO and see if Kantor gets arrested or
welcomed.

Have a great time!

AGO (Art Guerilla Ontario)

A DEADLY GIFT (Trans-fusion AGO)
Donated to the Art Gallery of Ontario by Istvan Kantor

For a long time now art has become a controlled industry under the dictatorship of museums and related institutions. They deplore the public's lack of taste, they educate us to pretend to like and admire the great works of art with which we no longer have any connection. The artist is just a toy, even if she/he is a warrior, in the hand of the dominating forces. Silenced and reanimated. Imprisoned and awarded. Banned and welcomed. Condemned to death and praised. Executed and resurrected.

While Warhol's Red Disaster, like any other great work of art, has in it all the possibilities for subverting the rules, for stirring up revolt, today it is nothing but an object signifying the emptyness of death, a piece of property in a mausoleum. That's why it is a perfect work of art for a deadly freakshow like this, and that's why it is also a perfect background for making this statement an even more deadly manifesto.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I sincerely consider Andy Warhol's Red Disaster my own work of art and therefore I declare that I created it with the use of my own and many other artists' blood. This is not just a gesture of post-modern appropriation, sanctified plunder or intellectual vandalism but it represents full identification with the creative force of a work of art. With this I validate its actuality and I add a new ideal value to its meaning.

It is a trendy fashion among the bureaucratic media and the co-operating intelligentsia to either ridicule and condemn an effort such as this, an unofficial intervention that compensates for their reinforced dictatorship, or to pretend that nothing has happened besides the desperate frenzy of a raging freak.

Therefore I extend my gesture and statement with another deadly surprise. Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm very happy to announce that I donate a beautiful sculptural piece to the museum's permanent collection: a vial full of my own, fresh blood, signed and entitled DEADLY GIFT, valued at $1million per millilitre. This tube of blood contains the spirit of Andy Warhol and other dead artists' spirit (see enclosed list)!

May it be the proper pride of your museum!

Istvan Kantor Monty Cantsin? Amen!
This action based work is part of a series dedicated to the 50st anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution
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TERRORIST FROM HEAVEN: Istvan Kantor [04 May 2006|01:05pm]

fraktur_deye
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE! PLEASE FORWARD

JOSH LEDERMAN's ArtHaus
in collaboration with
www.performancearttv.com invites you to

TERRORIST FROM HEAVEN
The Life and Times of Istvan Kantor

Featuring:
Istvan Kantor
La Famille Kantor
The Red Armband
MSAG (MachineSexActionGroup)

every saturday in may
may 6, 13, 20, 27 2006
starting at 8pm
at the DeLeon White Gallery
1096 Queen Street West
416-597-9466

In an all encompassing Neoist performance style Istvan Kantor
commemorates the unpredictable and ecstatic nature of insurrections, from the 1956 Hungarian Revolution via the may/1968 events to today's rebellions. He combines video, live action, spoken words, blood, fire, convulsion, anthem like vocals and dramatic noise, historical facts and ironical statements,
propagandistic images and plundered film footage, heartbreaking violin
sound and ecstatic rhythm of church bells.

Istvan Kantor's work was recently featured at the Currency 2005 International Performance Art Festival in New York City and at the KunstFilmBiennale in Koln, oct/2005. His new single channnel video "Revolutionary Song"
was premiered by Pleasure Dome/LIFT in december/05 in Toronto. Meanwhile he also appeared at the Criminal Court of the City of Berlin for his
illegal blood-x intervention at the Hamburger Bahnhof. Istvan Kantor
is a recepient of the 2004 Governer General's Award for Visual and Media
Arts. He was also arrested and jailed a number of times for his art-actions in
museums. Kantor presently lives in Toronto with his three children Jericho
(15), Babylon(13) and Nineveh (10).

www.istvankantor.com
www.machinesexactiongroup.com
www.eco-art.com
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...Headquarterz: Reordering the Machinez... [22 Feb 2006|12:05am]

_panegyric_

Workshop Images
Installation Images
ULTIMATUM Images

Featuring... Istvan Kantor

With... Lydia Burgraaf, Justin Cozens, Steve Debruyn, Blair Fornwald, James Jeffery, Katie Micak, Christine Negus, Gordon Reece, Trudy Rottier, Jackie Strybos, Riva Symko, Erica Timmerman, Todd Tremeer, Siobhan Whelan
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[08 Feb 2006|11:06am]

_panegyric_

Featuring Istvan Kantor in the ArtLab, Feb 6-10

Public forum with Daniel Baird, Feb 10, 3:30pm

ULTIMATUM Performance Event Feb 10, 5:00pm (REMNANTS continuing until Feb 17)
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...the ArtLab at UWO presents... [10 Jan 2006|07:27pm]

_panegyric_
Headquarterz: Reordering the Machines

An Interactive Workshop Featuring Istvan Kantor
February 6th – 10th, 2006




Focusing primarily on aspects of machinery systems and their relation to contemporary culture - including technological machinery, the machination of society, and the body-machine – Headquarterz will provide 15-20 UWO Visual Arts students with an opportunity to both consult individually, and work collectively with Govenor General Award winning multi-media artist, Istvan Kantor. This project is intended to ‘activate’ and ‘energize’ the ArtLab space while allowing the students to exercise their practical skills and engage with the specific theoretical issues involved in Kantor’s work.

Utilizing elements of video, installation, and performance Kantor and the students will occupy the ArtLab space for the duration of the workshop where they will be expected to accumulate research data, collect materials, and – in consultation with Kantor – create original material based on the theme, “Reordering the Machines”. During the course of the workshop the students, together with Kantor, will design a final project, which could take the form of an exhibition, situation, performance, or public gesture involving the work of both Kantor and the students, to be presented on Friday February 10th. The workshop will be heavily documented with both video footage, still photographs, and written responses to allow for the possibility of a zine-style independent publication. Following this, the project may be the subject of an open review panel composed of writers and art historians from the Toronto/London area (ie. David Liss, Riva Symko). This would allow members of the immediate community to respond to both the work of Kantor, and the final Headquarterz project.

Istvan Kantor Online</>
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delillo cantsin [05 Oct 2005|05:13pm]

rabo_karabekian
i had brunch with al the other day and he was telling me how archeology in the future will require upward digging. the diggers of the next millenium will have to scale large skyscrapers in order to study our primitive society. billboards, park statues, ambulance vehicles... all part of our latent liquid history. all in all, he said to leave the stuff you want untouched as far beneath the earth as possible since the vertical gravediggers will be looking through the office buildings in newyork, chicago, and such. i mean, that's giving hope there will be an earth in the next millenium.
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[24 Sep 2005|07:01pm]

fraktur_deye
Any recommendations for a
decent bed & breakfast in
Montreal?
cheers
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Art Crime Linx [03 Sep 2005|02:28pm]

fraktur_deye
On Saturday and Sunday, Sept 03-04,
there's a massive garage sale of toronto artists
at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
at Queen west /Shawn - 952 Queen Street West,

Artists include Napoleon Brousseau of Fast Wurms,
Eldon Garnet, Istvan Kantor, Leif Harmsen, Miklos Legrady.

Investment quality paintings such as the ones attached
are available at $150 - $200

It's a benefit for Istvan, so all artists have dropped their prices
and this is a perfect chance to decorate your home with serious art - bargain prices.

The Gallery is open 11am - 6pm, Saturday and Sunday.

view the show at;
http://www.ccca.ca/mikidot/istvansite/sept_mocca_perf/

and

http://www.ccca.ca/mikidot/istvansite/art_sale/

Miklos Legrady
http://www.mikidot.com
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More at the MOCCA [31 Aug 2005|08:06pm]

fraktur_deye
At the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art;

Istvan Kantor's benefit sale at MOCCA seems to be turning into a major
event,
an important appraisal of Queen West art, circa 2005.

Kantor received the Governor General Award because he's a catalyst
who makes things happen; it's as though Queen street was waiting for
someone to bring artists together in a local Documenta... and they
came with their work.

The show changes daily as pieces are sold and new works go up on the
wall;
a creative dynamic is taking hold, "buzz" of a vital social-cultural
event.

As a local piece of art history, the show is being documented and
daily updated at this url;
http://www.ccca.ca/mikidot/istvansite/art_sale/

A group show "of the best and the worst" it's taking on elements of a
Fellini movie as the square in front of MOCCA turns into performance
space... while the walls inside present every concept of styles and
ideas.

Worth attention are prices. Large paintings of the $10,000 + range
are priced at $400.
As a solidarity benefit for Istvan Kantor, everyone including major
collectible names
such as Napoleon Brousseau have priced their work mostly in the low
$100,
with many artists contributing at least a few good pieces priced at
$50.

Miklos Legrady's performance, slashing of a valuable portrait
painting with a box cutter,
will take place at the anti-reception: 6 o'clock thursday sept 1.

--

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art MOCCA
952 Queen Street West Toronto On M6J 1J8 (416)395-0067
mocca@toronto.ca
http://www.mocca.toronto.on.ca

artistic director: Napoleon Brousseau
propaganda minister: Miklos Legrady
produced by Istvan Kantor and MOCCA

http://www.istvankantor.com
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Istvan Kantor + MOCCA: WIN A BRAND-NEW FRESH BLOOD-X [29 Aug 2005|11:17am]

fraktur_deye
Istvan Kantor and the MOCCA invites you to
The Blood Must Continue to Flow

PRESS CONFERENCE FOR
THE QUEEN WEST ART SCUM GARAGE SALE

more details!
http://www.ccca.ca/mikidot/istvansite/garage_sale_intro.html
http://www.ccca.ca/mikidot/istvansite/garage_sale.html

WHY DREAM of SPENDING 80 MILLION OR MORE
ON A USED, OLD-FASHIONED VAN GOGH
WHEN YOU CAN WIN A BRAND NEW FRESH BLOOD-X
MADE ON THE WALL OF YOUR LIVING ROOM BY ISTVAN KANTOR!

Among the confirmed artists-participants are Jessica Rose, Napoleon Broussau,
Miklos Legrady, Eldon Garnet, Louise Liliefeldt, John Abrams, Phil Anderson,
Boryana Rossa, Leif Harmsen and many others.

Tuesday Aug. 30, 2pm at MOCCA

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art MOCCA
952 Queen Street West Toronto On M6J 1J8 (416)395-0067
mocca@toronto.ca
http://www.mocca.toronto.on.ca

artistic director: Napoleon Brousseau
media manipulation: Miklos Legrady
produced by Istvan Kantor and MOCCA

Istvan Kantor
amen@interlog.com
http://www.istvankantor.com
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Canadian portrait slashed at MOCCA garage sale [28 Aug 2005|06:10pm]

fraktur_deye
At the Museum Of Contemporary Canadian Art on Queen west
there's a group show and sale this week,
a benefit for performance / media artist Istvan Kantor.

On Tuesday at the 2pm press conference,
Miklos Legrady will perform the first of a series of works titled

"Repeatedly Slashing A Valuable Painting With a Box-Cutter".

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THE BLOOD MUST CONTINUE TO FLOW [23 Aug 2005|12:12pm]

fraktur_deye
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
aug 22, 2005 Toronto

THE BLOOD MUST CONTINUE TO FLOW

QUEEN WEST ARTISTS JOIN ISTVAN KANTOR
at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art
THE QUEEN WEST ART-SCUM GARAGE SALE

EXHIBITION ANNOUNCEMENT AND
INVITATION TO A PRESS CONFERENCE
TUESDAY, AUG 30, 2pm @MOCCA

http://www.ccca.ca/mikidot/istvansite/garage_sale.html

Istvan Kantor's most recent project INVISIBLE MONUMENT, where he will mix his blood into the concrete to be used for the construction of the new AGO, is gaining sympathy among Queen West artists.

A group exhibition intitled THE BLOOD MUST CONTINUE TO FLOW, hosted by
the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) located on Queen street West, will be the next demonstration of Kantor's evolving campaign to align the local art scene and public on his side. At the press conference on Tuesday, Aug 30 at 2pm., Kantor and his Konspirators will give statements on issues of artistic freedom and institutional authority to introduce the exhibition.

The show will take place at the MOCCA from Aug. 30st to Sept. 4th and is
open for participation to anyone interested in Kantor's critical attitude,
anyone brave enough to join the garage sale style conspiracy event produced by the controversial GG Award winning art-crime mastermind himself.

Among the confirmed artists-participants are Napoleon Broussau, Eldon
Garnet, Louise Liliefeldt, Miklos Legrady, John Abrams, Phil Anderson,
Boryana Rossa, Leif Harmsen and many others. An anti-reception with
performances will take place on Thursday Sept 1st at 6pm.

The Blood Must Continue to Flow
THE QUEEN WEST ART-SCUM GARAGE SALE
group show featuring the best and the worst
aug 30 - sept 4, 2004 from 11am to 6pm
anti-reception: thursday sept 1st, 6pm
open talks/performances everyday from 4pm to 6pm

artistic director: Napoleon Brousseau
media disturbance: Miklos Legrady
produced by Istvan Kantor and MOCCA
(416)516-3688 amen@interlog.com
www.istvankantor.com
Press photographs available from mikidot@sympatico.ca

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art MOCCA
952 Queen Street West Toronto On M6J 1J8 (416)395-0067
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SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BLOOD ARTIST [10 Aug 2005|06:10pm]

fraktur_deye
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BLOOD ARTIST

Istvan Kantor's ARTCRIME sale

at the MOCCA Courtyard (Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art)
952 Queen st. west, Toronto, Ontario

this weekend

SATURDAY AUG. 13, SUNDAY AUG. 14, 2005

11AM TO 6PM

drawings, mixed media, photography, prints, wood panels, posters, blood
works, .... starting as low as $50

SEE INFO AT:

http://www.ccca.ca/mikidot/kantorPress2/Istvan_mocca_yard_sale.jpg


Downloadable large publication photographs of Istvan Kantor

http://www.ccca.ca/mikidot/kantorPress2/
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...nooze... [03 Aug 2005|08:33pm]

_panegyric_
http://www.cbc.ca/story/arts/national/2005/08/03/Arts/kantorAGO050803.html
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ISTVAN KANTOR'S BLOOD MONUMENT UPDATE [01 Aug 2005|04:27pm]

fraktur_deye
Press Conference: Tuesday, Aug 2nd, 2.30pm,
Drake Hotel, Toronto

Surprising developments concerning
Istvan Kantor's clandestine project to integrate his
blood
into the foundation and walls of
the transforming Art Gallery of Ontario
and the AGO's current response to his plans
will be announced at Kantor's press conference
on Tuesday, Aug 2nd, at 2.30pm at the Drake Hotel.

Kantor will officially announce the making of
INVISIBLE GIFT / INVISIBLE MONUMENT,
an unusual blood-sculpture he designed for
the new Art Gallery of Ontario.

The presentation will include video and
photographic illustrations of the project,
as well as visual documentation of Kantor's
Blood Campaign extended with a live
performance by the artist.
Writer/Critic Daniel Baird, editor of the
New York based Brooklyn Rail, will also comment
on Kantor's work.
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update [27 Jul 2005|11:02pm]

fraktur_deye
Found a link for the
John Oakley Radio Show
as per last post. Listen
to the NEOIST?! interview
with Istvan Kantor
on AM 640 in the TO area,
or online
http://www.640toronto.com/
between 5:30-10 AM

Total Freedom
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6:00 News [27 Jul 2005|10:46pm]

fraktur_deye
[ mood | spazzmo ]

Calling ALL NEOISTS?!

More coverage of Istvan
Kantor & Invisible Gift:

National Post,
Globe & Mail,
City Pulse 6:00 News
July 27

John Oakley Radio
show AM July 28

and the upcoming
TIME Magazine!

TOTAL TAKEOVER

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Globe [27 Jul 2005|11:03am]

fraktur_deye
There will be coverage of
Invisible Gift - Istvan Kantor
in the Globe today. Pick it up!

Background Info:
Making of Invisible Gift
http://www.ccca.ca/mikidot/istvansite/making_inv_gift.html
Meaning of Invisible Gift
http://www.ccca.ca/mikidot/istvansite/meaning_inv_gift.html
Blood Campaign Introduction 2005
http://www.ccca.ca/mikidot/istvansite/blood_intro05.html
I Am Istvan Kantor the Neoist
http://www.ccca.ca/mikidot/istvansite/i_am.html

__________________________________________________

http://www.ccca.ca/mikidot/istvansite/press_ago.html

For more information on Istvan Kantor's work
please visit
www.istvankantor.com
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