10 years of MailArtMagazine 1992 - 2002
Like water, MailArt is always in motion, always new and refreshing. Since its creation in 1962 by Ray Jonson, MailArt has been carried forward again and again by people who like the idea of communicating with each other outside the commercial art business. Again and again, people get involved in discovering the other, in exchanging ideas with him, across all borders of politics, society and cultures, around the world. MailArt is a movement that lives through activity and diversity of thought and opinion.
MailArtMagazine (MAM for short) is a non-commercial, original graphic art magazine, published once a year in an edition of 30 copies. Each participant who submits a thematic artistic contribution will receive a copy of the MAM in return. The remaining edition is then sent free of charge to an interested group of people. One copy of each of the last two editions is now in the Bavarian State Library.
A specially created art stamp is produced for each issue and enclosed with the MAM.
Since 1992, we have set ourselves a theme, which we reflect on and realise artistically. With the works of the last 10 issues, we cover a wide spectrum of artistic exploration.
1993 FLIGHT - ESCAPE
1994 THE SLOWNESS OF BEING - THE SLOWNESS OF BEING
1995 THE END OF DREAMTIME? - END OF DREAMTIME?
1996 WHAT IS ESSENTIAL? - WHAT IS ESSENTIAL?
1998 FUTURE; WITHOUT PAST AND PRESENT?
FUTURE; WITHOUT PAST AND PRESENT?
1999 TURN OF LIFE - TURING-POINT IN LIFE?
2000 THE NEXT MILLENNIUM - MY ARTISTIC
THE NEXT MILLENNIUM - MY ARTISTIC PROGRAMME
2001 SOUND COLOUR - COLOUR SOUNDS - COLOUR OF SOUND - SOUNDS OF
2002 OF THE SENSE OF THE TRACES IN ART -
OF THE SENSE OF THE TRACES IN ART
Traces have been left in it:
* ECKHARD KOENIG * MARCEL STÜSSI * ILMAR KRUUSAMÄE * MANFRED MARTIN * PEDRO JUAN CUTIERREZ * JAQUELINE MAGGI * PETER W. KAUFMANN * VITTORE BARONI * SERGE SEGAY * KO DE JONGE * ULLA CHRISTIANSEN * KUM NAM BAIK * HENNING MITTENDORF * CLEMENTE PADIN * RUGGERO MAGGI * GIANNI BROI * SIMON BAUDHUIN * KLAUS GROH * HENRYK BZDOK * JOKI MAIL ART * KINGDOM OF EDELWEIS * CHRISTIAN KAISER * ROLF LOCK * WOLFGANG SCHOLZ * SERSE LUIGETTI * CRASH * HELGA MÖHNLE * EMIL SCHLEMM * JÜRGEN O. OLBRICH * BERND REICHERT * H. STEFAN BARTKOWIAK * JOSEF W. HUBER * FRIEDRICH WOLFENTER * GERD J. WUNDERER *.
While the first edition of the MAM was still written on a typewriter and photocopied, today the text is produced by computer and laser printer. However, each issue is still compiled, bound and dispatched by hand. MAM is published in German/English translation. The translation has now been taken over by Bernd Reichert from Brussels. Over the years, the editorial work of MAM has become a European joint project.
With MailArt, communication in words and pictures takes place by post. The task of MAM is to make the communication partners think and to re-examine their own world of thoughts with the reactions. MAM is a form of communication that has been going its way since 1992.
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