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…..
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.
As you can see,one of my recent drawings is included and I am in good company.
Have been working on a new set of drawings. This time on thicker (400 g/m2) paper. The new set will join the larger collection Human Beings in the Digital World. In the coming year I will choose how to present the collection. Now over 300 drawings already, so the complete set will give some impact. Because every single drawing is very detailed it also needs space to be presented. We will see what is possible.
You can already view a large part of the collection on: www.ArtWanted.com/iuoma
Because the Stickerdude sent me two wonderful stamps I worked on a special enveloppe for him which will go out today. Off course I used the new rubber and also some old rubber to illustrate the letter. The new rubberstamps will be very usefull and work well with the other play.
Here is a photo of the letter I wrote: