Mark Bloch

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'''Panmag''' is a [[zine]] from New York, New York.
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'''Mark Bloch''' (born January 23, 1956), also known as Pan, P.A.N., Panman, Panpost and the Post Art Network, is an American multi-media artist from Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Since 1982 he has lived in New York City. He is a conceptual artist in the tradition of [[Dada]], the Surrealists, Marcel Duchamp, the Fluxus group and Ray Johnson, and is the publisher of the [[zine]] [[Panmag]].
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Bloch creates articles, [[Pamphleteer|pamphlets]], books, and [[mail art]]-related projects such as postcards, 'artistamps' and coded envelopes. Bloch's art uses the postal system as well as other (tele)communications media.
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[[Mail art]]ist, [[Mark Bloch]], created the xeroxed zine '''Panmag''' in 1979 when he was living in Orange County, California with the first issue number 391, a tribute to [[Francis Picabia]]'s zine of that name, [[391]]. Bloch's next issue was number 451, published in conjunction with an art performance at a bookstore in Laguna Beach called Farenheit 451. Issue number 452 followed with most of the same material. '''Panmag''' then appeared with an issue number 2 published in conjunction with another art performance-- this time at Saddleback Community College in Mission Viejo in which Bloch dressed upo as Guglielem Achille Cavellini the legendary mail artist. Bloch gave a lecture with Barry Berg of San Clemente who contributed mail art material for this new edition of the Zine. Panmag continues to be published today, some 39 years later bioth opnline and on hard copy. Recently Bloch released number 57 as part of his webiste Panmodern.com. Most issues of '''Panmag''' deal with the [[mail art]] scene.
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He became active with mail art in 1977 and created several international postal art, post-art games including the infamous ''Last Mail Art Show'' which created controversy. He also raises eyebrows by eschewing institutionalized [[Anarchism|anarchy]] such as Neoism, preferring instead the strategies of Arthur Cravan. However, he supports the work of Neoists and other traffickers in Externality everywhere and is an advocate for artists' rights and against the mythic stereotype of the "starving artist." He adheres to principles originated with Situationism, [[DIY]] and other forms of Postmodernism in his theoretical approach to issues of art and commerce but refers to it in his writings as "Pan-Modern."
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==External links==
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*[http://www.panmodern.com Bloch's website]
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In 1989, after over a decade working in mail art, he began to work on the Internet and soon after created a "digital performance artwork in progress" called ''Panscan for Echo Communications''. Bloch has done video, performance art and experimental music since the late 1970s and also works with computer networks, e-mail art, information theory, mass media, speaking, journalism and broadcasting.  He recently revived his irregularly issued [[fanzine]] called [[Panmag]] in the form of a cable TV in New York show called ''Panscan TV''.
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For the past 14 years, since embarking on his personal Art Strike, Bloch creates a new manifesto every day upon waking. These writings remain unpublished.
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==External links==
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*[http://www.panmodern.com/ Official site of Mark Bloch.]
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*[http://www.panmodern.com/wordstrike.html The Word Strike.]
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*[http://jas.faximum.com//library/tam/tam_23a.htm Interview with Mark Bloch.]
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*[http://www.panmodern.com/newobservations.html Mark Bloch on Mail Art and the Internet.]
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Mark Bloch (born January 23, 1956), also known as Pan, P.A.N., Panman, Panpost and the Post Art Network, is an American multi-media artist from Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Since 1982 he has lived in New York City. He is a conceptual artist in the tradition of Dada, the Surrealists, Marcel Duchamp, the Fluxus group and Ray Johnson, and is the publisher of the zine Panmag.

Bloch creates articles, pamphlets, books, and mail art-related projects such as postcards, 'artistamps' and coded envelopes. Bloch's art uses the postal system as well as other (tele)communications media.

He became active with mail art in 1977 and created several international postal art, post-art games including the infamous Last Mail Art Show which created controversy. He also raises eyebrows by eschewing institutionalized anarchy such as Neoism, preferring instead the strategies of Arthur Cravan. However, he supports the work of Neoists and other traffickers in Externality everywhere and is an advocate for artists' rights and against the mythic stereotype of the "starving artist." He adheres to principles originated with Situationism, DIY and other forms of Postmodernism in his theoretical approach to issues of art and commerce but refers to it in his writings as "Pan-Modern."

In 1989, after over a decade working in mail art, he began to work on the Internet and soon after created a "digital performance artwork in progress" called Panscan for Echo Communications. Bloch has done video, performance art and experimental music since the late 1970s and also works with computer networks, e-mail art, information theory, mass media, speaking, journalism and broadcasting. He recently revived his irregularly issued fanzine called Panmag in the form of a cable TV in New York show called Panscan TV.

For the past 14 years, since embarking on his personal Art Strike, Bloch creates a new manifesto every day upon waking. These writings remain unpublished.

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