Clemente Padin

Texto XII

Alternate Projects, Clemente Padín,  Texto XII, 1969

Clemente Padín 
Texto XII, 1969
Silkscreen on paper. SIGNED, titled and dated by the artist.
9 1/2h x 13 1/2w in
24.13h x 34.29w cm


Clemente Padín Uruguayan artist, poet and performer was one of the main promoters of various editorial initiatives that built networks with artists and visual poets from Latin America, the United States, and Central and Eastern Europe when Uruguay was under the control of a harsh military dictatorship. Padin connected with artists from other countries through his magazines Huevos del Plata (1965-1969), OVUM 10 (1969-1972) and OVUM 2nd period (1972-1975) and the organization of subsequent expositions dedicated to the practice of visual and experimental poetry (1969-1972) and of mail art (1974) championing a new poetic manifestation that proposed an “unobjectionable art” (without objects) expressed as a transformative action of reality.