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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.

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

Paintings by Ruud Janssen

On the old www.iuoma.org website I also documented some of my art. Always with low resolution, and not that good to look at. I am now placing the images in better resolution. Just click on them and see them full size. All made with acrylic paint on canvas. Size 60×40 and larger. These were exhibited too.

Writing letters with a 3D Pen – Ruud Janssen

Experimenting with the 3D pen resulted in an interesting collection of objects. I also like to call it ‘writing letters’ because the objects are letters or even envelopes. To document the findings I also wrote two articles that are formally published. have a look at them to read: https://www.academia.edu/10113497/The_influence_of_the_3D_pen_in_the_Art_World_-_Part_1 https://www.academia.edu/10113532/The_influence_of_the_3D_pen_in_the_art_World_-_Part_2 These are .PDF files, so you can print or save them if you like.

mail-interview with Ruud Janssen – Netherlands (HR)

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH RUUD JANSSEN. 4 – unfinished BY HANS-RUEDI FRICKER Started on: 5-3-1996 HR : Welcome to this mail-interview. You are the founder of the Mail-interview Project and I think that your own thoughts should be part of this project too. Ofcourse you could do a fictive interview with yourself, but in that case I would miss the dialogical process, therefore I invite you to answer my questions. First.. Read More

mail-interview with Ruud Janssen – Netherlands (CS)

mail interview with Ruud Janssen (Netherlands) by Carol Stetser (USA) TAM-PUBLICATIONS TAM-970169 THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH RUUD JANSSEN. BY CAROL STETSER Started on: 4-2-1996 CS : 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 10-2-1996 RJ : When someone asks for a date of starting, I mostly answer 1980. But I was sending out mail as.. Read More

mail-interview with Rod Summers / VEC – Netherlands

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH ROD SUMMERS – VEC. Started on: 18-11-1994 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: 9-12-1994 RS : Dear Ruud, this is the answer to the first question in your mail-interview project: I began involvement in the mail-art movement in either late 1973 or early 1974, it’s quite difficult to.. Read More

mail-interview with Jenny de Groot – Netherlands

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH JENNY DE GROOT Started on: 31-3-1995 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: 5-4-1995 JdG: The first time I came across mail art was in 1983, when I was studying photography and design at AKI (Academy for Arts and Industry). One of my teachers was Bart Boumans, who at.. Read More

mail-interview with Edgardo-Antonio Vigo – Argentina

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH EDGARDO – ANTONIO VIGO (1923-1997) TAM-PUBLICATIONS TAM-980184 INTRODUCTION After a long correspondence with Edgardo Antonio Vigo since 1983 it was only natural to invite him in June 1995 for my mail-interview. The interview was almost finished, and on August 28th 1997 I sent him the last question. Later I found out he had died on November 4th 1997 , after suffering from a long painful desease. During.. Read More