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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.

New asemic works – July 2015

Today I have been working on some more asemic works. This time on green paper with Indian ink and on top of that white permanent ink. So that brings soms structures and gives a permanent structure. I made several works also because I might be experimenting with new layers on ut as well When I work with ink I always use permanent ink. I know that it creates structures as.. Read More

Card to Richard C. – USA

Card to Richard Canard (USA) as a reactio to his card. We are comparing the digital mail-art world and posting things in advance before the receiver even receives the mail.  his card just went in the P.O. Box, but Richard won’t get if for another week. What he can do is feel the structures I painted on the other side for him.The digital viewers have no idea of this structures……

Mail to Ray Johnson – USA

In the beginning 90-ies I sent this enveloppe to Ray Johnson. Also got replies from him, but only discovered this envelope recently because it is shown on: http://observer.com/2012/03/ray-johnson-estate-has-a-new-website-rich-with-mail-art-performance-documentation-ephemera/ A newspaper article in which they tell about the Ray Johnson Estate that has a large website with items from and to Ray. The envelope also contained the “This part is CENSORED” sticker, which was in the 90-ies part of the first.. Read More

mail-interview with Rudi Rubberoid – USA

TAM-PUBLICATIONS TAM-960140 THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH RUDI RUBBEROID 56 Started on 11-11-1995 RJ : Welcome to this mail-interview. First let me ask you the traditional question. When did you get involved in the mail-art network? Reply on 8-12-1995 RR : Sixteen years ago. At the time I owned a store in Bellingham called “The Postcard Palace”, which sold postcards and notecards. I saw some “art rubber stamps” at a trade show.. Read More

TAM was HERE project by Ruud Janssen

The TAM was HERE project This project was done in the 80-ies. I documented it on: http://tamwashere.blogspot.nl/ so you can have a good overview of the project. It was a typical Add & return project, where the result was exhibited in the Milkyway (Melkweg) Gallery in Amsterdam in 1985. Also I brought the collection to Ponte Nossa in Northern Italy, where I met Emilio Morandi and his family and exhibited.. Read More