Edgardo Antonio Vigo

Edgardo Antonio Vigo (La Plata, AR, 1928 – 1977)
Edgardo Antonio Vigo was an Argentine artist known for his Mail Art, Visual Poetry, performance and publications. From his quiet hometown of La Plata, Vigo developed an extensive network of contacts in the Americas and Europe, making the city a hub of the international Mail Art Movement. Interested in mass media and alternative channels of communication, Vigo nevertheless maintained an intimate human touch, producing handmade works that he bluntly called cosas, or “things,” to challenge the hierarchies of aesthetic tradition. Consistent with his embrace of Mail Art, which involves the participation of a recipient, he developed instructions, actions, and visual poems to be carried out or completed by others.