iuoma.org – Interested in Mail-Art?

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.

Books by John Held Jr. – USA

New books by John Held – USA

A set of two books have been published at TAM-Publications.

Part – 1 (page 1-439) and Part -2 (page 440-919) of the book “Where the Secret is Hidden” , Collected Essays, 1979-2011 containing 106 essays written over 30 years on the 20th Century cultural avant-garde including Duchamp, Cage, Mail Art, Fluxus, BiY, zine and artist publishing, international cultural networking, performance art, rubber stamps and other artistic mediums the mainstream considers marginal. Each essay is illustrated with the publication in which it first appeared or an associated item. (see: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/iuoma for more details of both parts)

Remembering my mother (1930-2013)

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Is is already a few years that she died. This month it will be 3 years ago. She rests now with my Father and brother. They died both much too young.  I am getting 57 in a few months, and realize that I am getting much older and have a long way to look back at. My father died when I was only 16 years old, so liitle time I had together with him. My mother had a difficult time since 1976 since she was not prepared for being alone that soon. With three children to rase a task she had to finish. My brother died before she did. The details on the thombstone say enough.

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So, yes, thinking back on the years together, and the fact that I now only have memories and some artifacts I collected to keep with me for the time being. May they rest in peace……