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Mail-Art in and by Museums

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karen Champlin Oct 18, 2011. 1 Reply

Fluxus and Mail-Art , Fluxus or Mail-Art

Started this discussion. Last reply by Visual Mom Aug 29, 2014. 36 Replies

Should I delete the Chat-Function?

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Mail to De Villo Sloan - USA

Another acrylic painted enveloppe that went to De Villo sloan (USA) about a week ago. The address was written with a thick layer of Indian Ink. To make sure it gets to the right P.O. Box I added the stickers for the Box, should be fool proof now. Will see it it reaches him.

Outgoing Mail-Art by Ruud Janssen - September 2017

Because the postal rates are quite high I don't send out that much mail-art anymore. But when I do send out something I document it, and I heve spent quite some time on the piece so the postage will be worth it. 

Some of the envelopes go to Ryosuke Cohen for his Brain Cell Project. Just to keep the flow going and somehow I hope to be part of that #1000 , but #999 or #1001 would be good enough too. Quite an achievement of Ryosuke who has been sending out these Brain Cells since 1985 and soon will reach such a milestone.

3 Braincells from Ryosuke Cohen, Japan

received these three brain cells from Ryosuke Cohen in Augist 2017

Outgoing August 28th 2017

outgoing envelope to Ryosuke Cohen - Japan

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Why I am involved in Mail-Art:
I like communication, art, paper, painting and concepts. The ideal combination for doing Mail-Art. Worked with rubberstamps as a child and started sending out letters as soon as I could write. Discovered that it was called mail-art in 1980. Have been discovering ever since and in the last years also promoting this free cultural exchange.
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19133 blogs

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Including this one, on IUOMA network there are now 19.133 blog postings by the members. That is a fantastic archive and body of work by the members who wrote these since the beginning!


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At 4:45pm on October 2, 2017, Esther Kamkar said…


You may be interested in this exhibit and book about Ray Johnson.

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At 5:13pm on September 23, 2017, Bruno Cassaglia said…
At 5:13pm on September 23, 2017, Bruno Cassaglia said…

Ciao Ruud W IUOMA!  W LA MAIL ART!!!

At 5:10pm on September 23, 2017, Carmela Rizzuto said…

Ruud--many thanks for fixing the the lost items on iuoma and Mypage..

At 9:46am on August 1, 2017, Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) said…

July 29th...and a belated:


(some birthdays are not always listed  :-)

At 4:32pm on July 30, 2017, Heleen de Vaan said…

Nog van Harte  met je  verjaardag, gister! 

En bedankt voor al je mooie mail art! Ik ben wat laat met posten/bloggen/antwoorden. In ieder geval staat je 'Don't forget that bit' nu eindelijk daar geblogd.

At 5:43pm on July 29, 2017, Ti Ar Raden said…

Gelukkige Verjaardag Ruud!

At 5:35am on July 8, 2017, Terry Reid said…

Yes, I somehow was transformed into Bug Post when I had only requested that a beetle enquire on my behalf to find out if the real Bug Post continues to survive and thrive.  It is a crushing responsibility to now be Bug himself, when I feel far more like Debug.  Am sending about 70 words for your IUoMA compendium......what is it?  Thirty years?  You and your project bridge the milleniums, from pencil to electrode:  Updating the Network's potential for meaningful continuity.  Paragraph 1.  Put that in your upcoming book.

At 2:34pm on July 1, 2017, Bruno Cassaglia said…
At 8:58pm on June 12, 2017, Bruno Cassaglia said…

Ciao Ruud! W IUOMA! W la Mail Art! ti abbraccio , pm@f 




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