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welcome to the International Union of Mail-Artists. This Blog gives you information and links to all activities undertaken by Ruud Janssen, who started with Mail-Art in 1980 and is still active.

Brain Cell #1000 from Ryosuke Cohen – Japan

Today a large enveloppe from Ryosuke Cohen (Japan) arrived. In it was the collection of BrainCells #980 till #1000 and with it all namelists of those series. I received before from Ryosuke Cohen such sets. They are very interesting for archives and reearchers, so I am very happy with this wonderful gift from Ryosuke Cohen. He did a wonderful work with this project he started in 1985, and in 2017 the series is alreacy 1000 sheets with messages from the globe.

On the cover is a part of the #1000 Brain Cell. I recognize the stamp prints I sent him, and it feels good to be part of this collection. But the whole project itself is more interesting then the individual cells. So many connections and communications were needed to get this done. Also interesting details on how this started in 1985. Some mail-artists are still alive and kicking. Some are dead and some countries even vanished from the postal systems…….

And the formal 1000th issue arrived a few days later in a seperate enveloppe:

Traditional Mail Art Catalogs – They still exist!

In 2017 I got these catalogs of Mail-Art project in the mail. Above a project done by the Stickerdude (Joel Cohen) in NY – USA, and below two catalogs that Uli Grohmann (Germany) did. Although a lot goes digital thee days, the hardcopies are still my favorites. You can go through the pages, and digitize them, but the booklet will survive the times for sure whuile the digital images go into the websiotes and social media and somehow are difficult to find after some time…..

Maintenant 11 is out

The spirit of Dada continues to thrive in this stunning annual collection of provocative and disruptive Dada-inspired art and writing culled from a plethora of top international contributors, with more than 100 color images. MAINTENANT 11: A JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY DADA WRITING AND ART is the latest edition of an annual collection of contemporary Dada work inspired by Dada instigator and Three Rooms Press spiritual advisor Arthur Cravan. This year’s theme, “An Eye for a Lie,” offers artists’ responses to the increasing madness of the world, punctuated by politically-charged art and writing. The journal is a full journey into the most imaginative minds in the world, showcasing work of artists and writers from more thirty countries on six of the seven continents. MAINTENANT is archived in museums worldwide.

source: https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Books/Maintenant-11-Peter-Carlaftes/1941110533

As you can see,one of my recent drawings is included and I am in good company.

Maintenant 10 arrived from New York

Yesterday the new issue of Maintenant arrived from New York. Inside it is one of my drawings. lookes good on paper.

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Maintenant 10: A Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing and Art Paperback – June 7, 2016

Incoming from Mr. Colori – Netherlands

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A large enveloppe arrived yesterday from Mr. Colori (Chaam, Netherlands).  In is was a splendit catalog from the exhibition and project he did called : Van Bosch naar Bruegel, Bruegel after Bosch.

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A full colour catalog with reprints of all the works sent in, and also a complete participant list. One of thos catalogs that remembers you from the past when these things were produced. Nowadays most mail-artists can’t find sponsors for such a very fine production. So I am very glad to have received this masterpiece. Will fit wonderful in the archive. And please don’t forget that the exhibition can still be visited in Den Bosch, Netherlands.   Have a look at the website for details:

info https://www.facebook.com/mii.colori

foto galerij op de projectwebsite  http://bruegelproject.blogspot.nl

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