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Cecil Touchon on Sat, 9 Apr 2005 05:30:34 +0200 (CEST)


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NEOIST WORLD CONGRESS plus NEOIST WORLD'S FAIR - OCTOBER 2005

This just in... Please distribute through your networks.
Monty Cantsin

Call for Avant-Garde Art

http://neoist.org/NEOIST-WORLD-FAIR.html

Dear prospective participant,

You might have asked yourself many times: What is Neoism, and how can I
become a Neoist? The Neoist World's Fair now gives you the multiple
opportunity to become a Neoist as well as a member of the International Post
Dogmatist Group, The Fluxnexus, The International Society of Assemblage and
Collage Artists and the Massurrealist Society of Mexico.

During October of 2005 (exact dates and times to be announced)  both a World
Festival of Neoism and a Conference about the present and future state of
this century's Neoist Art is taking place at the Conservatory of the The
Ontological Museum in conjunction with the Royal Embassy to Mexico and
Central America of the Principality of New Utopia in Cuernavaca, Mexico, The
International Post Dogmatist Group, The Fluxnexus, The International Society
of Assemblage and Collage Artists and the Massurrealist Society of Mexico.

Everybody is kindly invited to compose, create and construct Neoist
artworks, soundworks or performances. Although it is in no way necessary to
know anything about Neoism in order to create Neoist (anti-)artworks or to
proclaim a Neoist manifesto you might appreciate some basic information on
the subject...

It was in Portland, Oregon, USA in the late 70ies where Neoism emerged out
of the Mail Art scene. Then, (anti-)art of the 80ies was heavily influenced
by a number of Neoist Apartment Festivals. Neoism was defined as prefix and
a suffix without anything in-between. The peak of historic Neoism was
reached when an Art Strike was proclaimed by Karen Eliot in 1990. For three
years no work of art was produced by Neoist anti-artists what eventually
lead to the collapse of the art market in the early 90ies.

A central Neoist strategy is the use of multiple names, especially of
"Monty Cantsin" and "Karen Eliot". Whoever uadopts these names becomes a
Neoist. Whereas Monty Cantsin is conceived as multiple Pop-Star, Karen Eliot
can rather be described as multiple signature for any form of (anti-)art.

In the year 2000, found abandoned and near death in a dumpster in Tepoztlan,
Mexico, Neoism was taken over by and absorbed into the the International
Post-Dogmtist Group (founded in 1987) as a subsidiary of the IPDG. Neoism
may or may not continue along its historical trajectory since it starts over
fresh on a daily basis.

If you want to take part in this Latin American based Neoist World's Fair in
October of 2005 (exact dates and times to be announced)  please fill out
this form and send it in (via e-mail or snail mail). We guarantee the
acceptance of every single entry as long as there is enough space left in
the Conservatory of the The Ontological Museum and time left in Oct. 2005.
The only condition for the acceptance of (anti-)art works/performances is
the use of the signature "Karen Eliot" and respectively the multiple name
"Monty Cantsin".

ADMISSION FORM:


a) I want to take part in the "Neoist World fair" under the multiple
signature "Karen Eliot" with a work of (anti-)art. I declare to agree with
my work bearing the signature "Karen Eliot" and being donated to The
Ontological Museum, Cuernavaca, after the end of exhibition.
prospective title of work:

b) I want to use space and/or infrastructure of the The Ontological Museum
during the month of October for the following anti- or non artistic
activities under the name of Monty Cantsin: organizing discussions, holding
political assemblies (illegal for foreign visitors), playing dominos,
destroying Neoist art-works, eating, gluing posters to city walls, inventing
bumper sticker slogans, etc.

c) I want to declare a Neoist manifesto (max. 5 min.) under the name of
Monty Cantsin: prospective title of  manifesto:

d) Could you arrange a reservation at Casa del Artista
(http://casadelartista.com) or otherwise finding a cheap accommodation for
me?

e) I want to take part in the 5 day Neoist montage/collage art workshop
($500.00USD tuition and materials cost)

f) I am or am not a Neoist.


My name:
Address:
City:
Country:
tel.No:
e-mail:
web site:


All (anti-)artworks will become a part of the  The Ontological Museum's
Collection of Neoist Art - after prior announcement/arrangement via the form
above - or can be installed by the respective Karen Eliots themselves during
the Fair. The Ontological Museum guarantees the acceptance of every work of
(anti-)art, performance/activity and paper. The artifacts generated for the
Fair will be exhibited on line on the neoist.org website.

Please send the filled out form via email to The Ontological Museum or
contact us for further information:

The Ontological Museum
http://ontologicalmuseum.com
5-B Privada Pericon APT 4
Colonia Miraval
Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico 62700
Tel: +52-777-317-0795
Tel: + 646-405-7232 (NYC)
e-mail: mail {AT} neoist.org

Join us if you dare.


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