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.

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

Censorism – project by Ruud Janssen

Censorism is the when you self censor a work before it is publically displayed. I made stickers (and lateron also Joel Cohen – the stickerdude made a few more) and distributed them into the network. Stimulating people to censor something in their outgoing mail.  I ordered 20 roles of 1,000 stickers. With the last role I started a project that only is documenten on facebook.   So the results are.. Read More

mail-interview with Ayah Okwabi – Ghana

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH AYAH OKWABI  – 54 Started on 15-10-1995 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 2-11-1995 AO : Dear Ruud, thanks for the invitation to participate in your mail-interview project. I got involved in mail art in 1979 when Volker Hamann introduced me to his Anthropological Art Project. Anthro-Art was.. Read More