Mail-Art History

In this group I ask members to place links to sources (new and historic ones) for people who like to do research on the subject of mail-art.

I will moderate this group, so postings not related to the subject will be edited or deleted. There are plenty of places in other groups for that.

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Comment by Keyla Holmquist on March 26, 2016 at 12:57pm

Archivo de Arte Correo y Poesía Visual
-Keyla Holmquist -

Comment by Ruud Janssen on January 27, 2016 at 7:06pm

Get a thesis on Mail-Art for free:

an Ebook you can get now (over 400 pages!)

Comment by Ruud Janssen on October 25, 2015 at 1:27pm

@res , May Wilson is the Mother of Bill Willson. He and his mother were close contacts of Ray Johnson. There are a lot of connections to discover in the network. It is a small world after all....

Comment by TIZIANA BARACCHI on October 20, 2015 at 10:16pm
Comment by Ray Johnson Estate on August 10, 2015 at 5:43pm
Comment by Henning Mittendorf on June 24, 2015 at 12:18pm

Dear Ruud,

in the past I have written many a text about art and mail art. Some of them one can find combined with my name in the internet too.

Entrance aid may be the link:

Here one can find among other the link to my text „Signalismus: Das Verhältnis von Wissenschaft und Kunst“ (sorry, only in German; Signalism: the relationship between art and science) and additional links leading to some further texts of me - in English.

By the way, according to my very personal condensing experiences as to mail art I more and more do prefer that there is only a flowing presence and no history of mail art, but that there is a history of mail artists. The presence of mail art has been called by Robert Filliou „The Eternal Network“.

Very best greetings


Comment by Borderline Grafix on June 19, 2015 at 7:32pm

You can find the Lomholt Mail Art Archive here:

by Niels Lomholt, also a Focus1/Rod Summers - A VEC Interview by Thomas Bey William Bailey, concerning audio experimentation.

Comment by Ruud Janssen on June 17, 2015 at 7:06pm
Comment by Ruud Janssen on June 17, 2015 at 7:04pm

The Ray Johnson exhibition at the MoMa concerning Ray's design:

Comment by Miss Noma 2 on June 16, 2015 at 2:40am

Thanks De Villo Sloan! This relevant to my interest  thank's for reminding e of Vautier's "Total Art Matchbox." I am fond of this match-box suggestion since it helped lead me toward finding other matches in Fluxus such as Vautier's "Flux Suicide Kit", Robert Filliou's "A New Way to Blow Out Matches," and "La Cedille Qui Sourit" by George Brecht and Robert Filliou, about which I am pleased to be reading. Know of any other Fluxus or mail art matches? 


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