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Heleen de Vaan's Discussions

missing Elefantus!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Jan 16, 2014. 3 Replies

Today, 9th of January, he should have turned 66. Alas he passed away three years and two…Continue

Tags: ARTennius, Ennio, elephants, Elefantus

Help asked: Mail art to keep the Museum Jan Cunen alive!?!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Heleen de Vaan Aug 19, 2013. 12 Replies

Dear all!I wanted to ask you for a favour, or better said, ask all of you for Help!Recently I got the sad news that the Museum Jan Cunen in the Dutch city of Oss is threatened with shutting…Continue

Tags: art, mail, activist, action, museum

 

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Carmen Kennedy commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Heleen, that is an excellent idea! I like that everyone would receive a work from all in the group."
7 hours ago
Carmen Kennedy commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Cunning plans are good. I am mostly offline this weekend because of other commitments but am happy to go along with whatever plans come about. I like that Cascadia might do some mini stamps. I hope some other people will find an interest in this and…"
7 hours ago
Heleen de Vaan commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"I think a box a good idea! We could make per person as much pieces of artwork (or one original and copy it - by hand or by copy machine - as much) as there are people who are joining. So in the end we have a a piece from all. We could use a box…"
7 hours ago
Mary Anne commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Okay people . . . we have four on board at the moment: Heleen, Carmen, Cascadia and myself.  I am sure a few more would join in if they knew what we were up to; so, what are we doing and when?  We need to come up with a cunning plan!"
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Hannah Höch (fan club)

Some mail artists add a stamp print to their mail art, saying 'Hannah Hoch Fan Club'.Until I received these stamp prints I never had heard of this artist, who was born 1st of November 1889. She has been a collage / photomontage pioneer. She was part of the Dada movement and also became involved in the De Stijl art movement. For anyone who has a Hannah Höch Fan Club Stamp (and interested…See More
16 hours ago
Mary Anne commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Carmen.  Not only is the sketchbook a real 'find' but so is the project it is a pert of.  I recommend anyone on IUOMA to investigate because there might be an interesting opportunity here to do something worthwhile.  Look,…"
22 hours ago
Carmen Kennedy commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Found lovely collage sketchbook by Marlene Weisman on the Sketchbook Project site. One of the artists who inspired her work was Hannah Hoch. https://www.sketchbookproject.com/library/17192"
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Carmen Kennedy commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Oh, a collaboration on a Hannah Hoch sounds like a fun endeavor. Count me in. I would love to do some collage work in her honor and having a deadline of November 1 (her birthday) seems doable at this point. Would we mail our finished homage to…"
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Mary Anne commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"I thought of a box because it would allow a bit more creative freedom than a book.  Cascadia likes his stamps and chunky cards for one - if he was interested.  Also, everyone would find themselves a different box so each of the finished…"
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Heleen de Vaan commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"A Hannah Höch inspired book(let) or box? Great idea! We could do a tiny one. Maybe you (Mary Anne), Cascadia Artpost, Katerina (who has a great Hannah Höch rubberstamp) and me (and maybe a few more who happen to come here). Deadline for…"
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Mary Anne commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"I see that some other enquiring souls have followed me onto this site.  Who ever you are I guess you will get this message - shall we do something together?  Something like an assembling book or maybe a box of some kind with contributions…"
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Mary Anne commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"I've looked it up, Cascadia, but boy that is one pricey book!"
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Profile IconAdam Roussopoulos, Cascadia Artpost and 2 other members joined Heleen de Vaan's group
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Hannah Höch (fan club)

Some mail artists add a stamp print to their mail art, saying 'Hannah Hoch Fan Club'.Until I received these stamp prints I never had heard of this artist, who was born 1st of November 1889. She has been a collage / photomontage pioneer. She was part of the Dada movement and also became involved in the De Stijl art movement. For anyone who has a Hannah Höch Fan Club Stamp (and interested…See More
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Cascadia Artpost commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"An excellent high-quality reference on the art of Hannah Hoch is the book "The Photomontages of Hannah Hoch", published by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA in 1996, 226 pages paperbound, lavishly illustrated with color…"
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Mary Anne commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Hannah easily as important as Ernst and co.  Nearly forgotten but not as ignored as Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven who allegedly gave Duchamp the idea for his infamous Urinal.  take the women out of Dada and the Surrealists and you are left…"
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Heleen de Vaan commented on Erin Young's group The Gashlycrumb Tinies Theme
"I'm working on the letter N :-)"
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Profile Information

Mail-Artist since:
2009 (and not aware being mailarting since 1979)
My Website (without http://):
http://heleendevaan.blogspot.com
Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
Making illustrations is my life.
Furthermore: I like to see other people's creative outbursts, love to see creative additions to envelopes. I like stamps, like to communicate via art works, I'm fascinated by how snail mail works: put a stamp and address on an envelope and a whole system of people and transportation means is bringing that single envelope to wherever you want.
Count up all previous words and see: Mail Art is inevitable.

P.S. If you want to create and send me mail art about your favourite (weird or common) animal I will be most happy; I'll like to post it on my http://realweirdanimals.blogspot.com blog.
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
Postbus 581
1180 AN Amstelveen
Nederland

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What or whom is she staring at?

Posted on January 3, 2018 at 1:21am 138 Comments

I've sent her to various colleague mail artists.

And great 'this is what she sees' returned home.

Of course new visions still are welcome.

Thank you very much, all of you!

Diorama from Dean

Posted on March 31, 2017 at 1:30am 4 Comments

Stamps which are almost loose but still in their place... Mail from Paris... 

That must be Dean's!

The stamps were added to an enormous box which had succeeded  to enter my p.o.box. Too big for the scanner, so I show it thanks to 'real…

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Recycled (tissue box) Art by Dean

Posted on August 7, 2016 at 8:33pm 5 Comments

Dean, Artist in Seine, is a master of 3D and recycling Art. This time I found this piece of teared mail art in my mailbox. 

The other side showed that part of this piece must has been a tissue box, according to the fresh clean tissues:…

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The Soccer Field AAP's

Posted on October 24, 2015 at 3:36pm 4 Comments

For some unknown reason I got a note-pad full of soccer field sheets. First I wanted to draw my favourite soccer team in it, but that appeared  too much work regarding the little time I have.

Fortunately some colleague mail artists are willing to help to complete the sheets.

I'll post the added-to-and-passed-on-and-returned-to-me sheets in this…

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At 8:06am on May 14, 2019, Lorella said…

Thanks for your help Heleen .

At 12:40pm on February 21, 2019, Bill Porter said…

Hi Heleen, thanks for letting me know about the A&P. To answer your question, send it on to whomever you like.  ~Bill@The Olathe Poste

At 9:49pm on February 7, 2019, Eduardo Cardoso said…

Hello Heleen. My profile is up to date. The address I have there is the current one. See you in the mail. :)

At 4:56pm on January 30, 2019, Ilya Semenenko-Bassin said…

Dear Heleen


Thank. Returning the collage to Moscow would have had meaning if there was still free space on the paper sheet. I could complete the collage and send it to Brazil.


Or do you fill in the sheet yourself with signs?

At 4:16pm on January 28, 2019, Norma Soulet said…

Hi Heleen,

Yes, please send me the Add N' Pass.

Thanks,

Norma

At 3:37pm on January 7, 2019, Ilya Semenenko-Bassin said…

Hello Heleen


I send you a collage in the framework of the program ADD & PASS. Please add and send on.


With good wishes in the new year,
Ilya

At 1:08pm on November 30, 2018, Bill Porter said…

Heleen,  Glad that you'd like to work on a "trees" A&P, it will be on it's way to you shortly. Thank you!  ~Bill @ The Olathe Poste

At 5:29pm on November 21, 2018, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

What a nice friendly owl!

'love it! Many thanks xxx

At 9:50pm on November 4, 2018, xx Jones said…

Hi Helen, thank you, I am glad you got my mail and liked it! 

Oh, it would be great to get a cow sometime, but no rush ...

I've been very slow myself!

At 5:30pm on April 1, 2018, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

HAPPY EASTER, to you and  the family, Heleen!

glad my goodies arrived on time!

 
 
 

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