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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?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Feb 13, 2011. 11 Replies

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joey Patrickt commented on Ruud Janssen's group Carlo Pittore (1943-2005)
"Carlo Pittore enjoyed Eat IT UP Magazine of Art and Culture_ per the attached 3 postcards correspondence_ c.1982"
Ruud Janssen replied to Ruud Janssen's discussion the 1.000th Brain Cell in the group BRAIN CELL - RYOSUKE COHEN - COMPILATION
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Duo Collaborations

A project started by Moan Lisa as a series of collaborative works between two different correspondents each.See More
joey Patrickt replied to Ruud Janssen's discussion the 1.000th Brain Cell in the group BRAIN CELL - RYOSUKE COHEN - COMPILATION
"are we still on target? for # 1,000 in Dec. 2017"
Ruud Janssen commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art Projects List
"Hello Mail-Art! I want to invite you and everyone at Mail-Art to participate in Rochester Contemporary Art Center's small art phenomenon 6x6! As you might have guessed, the only stipulation is that the artwork is 6" x 6" x 6"!…"
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Carlo Pittore (1943-2005)

Carlo Pittore (Charles Stanley) 1943-2005 Carlo Pittore (b. Charles Stanley, 1943-2005) was a prolific painter and internationally renowned mail artist who lived and worked in New York City, Southern Italy, and Bowdoinham, Maine. Over the course of his 40-year career Pittore created a prodigious body of work, adding his unique vision to the American figurative tradition. A pioneer of the mail art movement in the 1970s, he contributed pieces to over 1,000 mail art exhibitions and corresponded…See More
joey Patrickt commented on Ruud Janssen's group Carlo Pittore (1943-2005)
"I designed this postcard for Carlo as one of the Famous Artist Residence Series. I am lucky to have have met him once on a visit to New York City, 1981."

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Mail-Artist since:
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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.
My Mail-Adress (snail and/or E-mail)
P.O. Box 1055


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Outgoing envelopes

Posted on March 19, 2017 at 11:01am 2 Comments

Some outgoing envelopes:

These go out today. Yes, I know I am not always able to answer all the mail-art I get in. I hope people understand this. First of all, I get in a lot, and second, I don't have the time nor the finances to answer all mail.

So this batch is a small correction in tha…


The Embassy

Posted on February 5, 2017 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

In the main-menu you can now easely find the several Embassy Groups in which artists from a specific country have joined. Mostly the group is run by a mail-artists from that country. Very easy when you want to inform your local network of mail-artist.

If the Embassy of your country doesn't exsist yet, consider starting a new group for this specific purpose.

Ben Banville (aka Zona or Xona) died...... RIP

Posted on January 26, 2017 at 6:45pm 0 Comments

Message from Steve Random:

Dear Ruud,

    With a leadened heart I must relay the passing of Ben Banville (aka Zona and later Xona), don't know if you corresponded with him in the Mail Art heydays of the 80's, but he was one of the best at art and just happened to be my best friend. I will put something on my page, but thought you might want to know and pass along.


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At 12:26pm on February 22, 2017, Sa Mue said…

Hello Ruud,

did you receive my mail art, send about the 10.2.17? Greetings Sa Mue

At 7:43pm on February 6, 2017, Sa Mue said…

Thank you Ruud, it was a little bit complicated, but now I understand  the procedure.Sa Mue

At 12:13am on February 5, 2017, Toni Hanner -- tonipoet said…

Hi Ruud -- I'm just letting you know that, for me, the Member Search isn't working very well.

At 9:56pm on February 4, 2017, Bruno Cassaglia said…

W  IUOMA!!!! 

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At 11:43am on February 4, 2017, Jeremy Gluck said…

Thanks, Ruud!

At 10:02pm on February 3, 2017, Rebecca Guyver said…

Thanks for the brithday greeting!

At 10:29am on January 7, 2017, Ti Ar Raden said…
At 4:44pm on December 30, 2016, Heidi Moonlight said…
Thank you kindly it's great to be here *excited*
At 11:49am on December 30, 2016, Ti Ar Raden said…

THANK YOU very much Ruud!




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