Tuesday, October 24, 2017

A Perfect World - mail-Art project in Taiwan

Hi to you, oh weird crowd of deviants and freaks,

as in your guts burns this insatiable desire to create,

I give you an opportunity to share the fantasies that

your tortured souls struggled to produce. Next year

in a small country called Taiwan, I will organize an exhibition

of art ( painting, photos, collages, mail art, etc...) and I want

here to humbly ask you to participate by sending me the fruit of

your sweat. The topic is " a perfect world" any format is accepted

but, being not the owner of a truck, I beg you, not too big.

As soon as I will start to recieve some masterpieces, I will

scan them or take photos and post them on a Facebook page

( yet to create) with your name, any message you want to appear

and if you want, your address so people can contact you.

artistically yours,


And for you my friends the address of my cave:

project " A perfect world"
Rm2, 4F, No1.
Gongde 1st St. PingTung City,
PingTung County 90067.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

China is big.....

Contacts vanished?

A few years ago the new contacts with China came about, and the last year it seems the contacts vanished again. Difficult to find out what happened. Is it the economy too, that postage became higher? Is it a political change with the stress cause by Norhern Korea, or is there someone else who has a clue? Lots of questions but no answers really. Baybe some research on Facebook is needed if Chinese artists have access to that at all.....

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Mail to William Wellott - Taiwan

And suddenly there is a contact in Taiwan again. Still part of China, but a bit more free. Time to test the mailing system to that country with this enveloppe.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Mail from William Mellott - Taiwan

When an American works in Taiwan, mail from there is possible. Again a mail-art contact there.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Mail from China - A 3D printing pen

Sadly enough also paperwork from the local government attached. Taxes of over 18 euro have to be paid to receive the package.....

Mail from Taiwan

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Someone from China in IUOMA at NING

This morning I noticed that someone from China was on the IUOMA social network at Ning (see: http://iuoma-network.ning.com/), so it means Mail-Art still has their attention there. Is it an artist or someone from the government?  You never know. 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

How are things in China?

After the first mail-art projects (some were succesful and even mede the press) it went quiet again in the network with mail-art from China. Also Social networks aren't that easy to access these days in China, so I wonder if it changed again.

The few contacts I had in China went silent. Even from Shanghai I dont; get news anymore. So any news (leave a comment) would be welcome.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Mail-Art projects in China have started

China is catching up. There are already some mail-art projects running now in this large country. Send in your contributions and help China to get connected to the rest of the world also on a creative level.

Postcard Everyday - project in China

Postcard Everyday


I'm Liu Miao. I'll be sending a postcard and post one I received online everyday from Jan 1st, 2013. 
You can participate in this project in two ways:

1, Give me your address and I'll send you a postcard; 
2, Send me one:

Liu Miao
P.O. box 31-123
Shanghai 200031

Happy postcarding! Submit

Monday, February 11, 2013

Mail-Art call in CHINA

【Newspaper】international mail art call

by Amo Mao on Sunday, 27 January 2013 at 08:02 ·
international mail art call
2013, there will a series of 10 exhibitions about press/newspaper art in changsha, hunan, china. 
one of these exhibitions is dedicated to mail art.
you are invited to take part in it. 
The exhibition will take in the “new millenium center for contemporary art” in changsha at may or june. 
it’s a cooperation of  Mao Huan, Shanghai, and Horst Baur,Changsha.
technics and size: free. 
you can send a visual poem, a collage, whatever you want, but the condition is that you use a newspaper as base for your artwork. 
deadline: march 31st 2013. 
send your artwork to:
Mao Huan
room501, building83, 
shanggang village7,
changqing road, pudong district, 
china. 200126
and/or to:
horst baur
xin hua lian jia yuan 1 dong 404
chezhan beilu no. 319
changsha, hunan
410001 china.
if you have any questions, please send an e mail to horst baur: geming9@yahoo.de

Saturday, March 24, 2012


my dear friend, i invite you to participate the new mailart project
Emotion in Shanghai, China
more information:http://mailattack.net/project-emotion

Project: Emotion
EMOTIONInvoluntary strikes: Mind and Heart.A lot of things carry
emotional resonance, like paintings, music, poetry, and of course, the human
face.You can express your fleeting or deepest emotions in a way that is not a
self-portrait photograph; texture, color, composition, etc. you can also make it
be a poem, stamp, sketch, drawing, collage or anything that can perfect express
your emotion, Whether it is sadness, happiness, boredom, or something else
completely different, I want to see how you express that feeling. A picture of
your face will be too obvious.we will guess what your emotion is and create
something based on what we think your emotion is and send that to you.You
can send your mailart to the address:Room501, Building83, ShangGang
village7,Changqing road Pudong district, Shanghai, China.
zipcode:200126中国,上海市浦东区长清路上钢七村83号501室 邮编:200126If you want to know more,
please send email to:lazybunnyillus@gmail.com
All the work will be updated on the website: www.mailattack.netEvent Type: mailart
Time: from now to 2012.9.30
Location:Shanghai, ChinaAddress: Room501, Building83, ShangGang
village7,Changqing road Pudong district, Shanghai, China.
zipcode:200126中国,上海市浦东区长清路上钢七村83号501室 邮编:200126
my best regards

Monday, August 15, 2011

Photos from Amo Mao - Shanghai

Documentation of her mail-art project in China. Including documenting the project in a Chinese Newspaper.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Mail from Ejva - Shanghai - China arrived

The envelope sent by Ejva from Shanghai, China, arrived in Breda without any problem. Also part of the ZALOP project running on the IUOMA network. I even made a small video from the envelope so everybody can zee how it looked like:

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Chinese writings on my Mail-Art

The Chinese postal workers added a few chinese details on the envelope to insure the delevery. Nice to see this little detail!
Overview, see: http://mailattack.net/project121-48%C2%B0e-2

Mail to China arrived

The Mail-Art project in Shanghai, China is going well. My own contribution to the project arrived and was published on the website: http://mailattack.net/archives/285 . It is a colourful collection already. The exhibition is currated by Amo Mao, and I hope more mail-artists will contribute.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Mail from Amo Mao - Shanghai - China

Mail-ARt from Amo Mao in Shanghai, China. The decorated envelope with content arrived without any damage and without any problems. Mail-Art to and from China is a fact. The first projects in China are being prepared, and invitations are sent, also through the IUOMA network. This project is already a success.

Mail to Amo Mao - Shanghai - China

Mail to Ejva Nsva - Shanghai - China

Friday, January 21, 2011

project call: head to toe

dear friends,

i found this worksheet in the scrap pile at my school. i realise more each day how fluxus'able elementary education can be. do: print this sheet and fill it out. send: back to me by post or email attachment (high-res scan)

before: early march 2011

you will receive: for the near present, PDF booklet of all contributions. this suggests itself as a first part of a larger idea re: identity, absurdism and other friendly buzzwords, upon the realisation of which (at indeterminate time this year), tangible matter will be distributed to all.

i am:


中国 (CHINA)
40号 1604室

2399 N. Guyang Road
Bldg 40, #1604
Songjiang District, Shanghai
PRC (China) 201620

Monday, January 17, 2011

Mail and photos from Horst Baur - China

it's done: the mail art exhibition FAKE OR ORIGINAL takes place
at the bookstore "the times of XMU" at the Xiamen University.
the opening was on 2011 january 6th and will continue till
february 3rd (chinese new year).
maybe it's the first one in China.
the exhibition was organized by Ma Wen, a teacher for new media
at the art department of the Xiamen University.
he is on one of the 2 pictures.
the photos are not the best and only show a part of the
exhibition. they were taken by ma wen's assistent.
however it's a documentary of it.

so once more, thanks for your participation.

horst baur, Changsha

p.s.: happy (chinese) new year

p.s.: horst baur /
zhu zhaohui
xin hua lian jia yuan 1 dong 404
chezhuan bei lu no. 319
changsha, hunan
410001 china
(chinese adress see jpg.)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Message from Amo Mao - Shanghai, China

Amo added a comment to your profile on International Union of Mail-Artists

Hello Ruud, dont know what happend the Internet, i can open blogspot in China now! and see you put my article with a translation and project on it , amazing!!! the day before the website is been blocked......
Thank for you great help!

So, something changes in the last days. Blogger is accesible in China at the moment. Maybe not all blogs, but this one is. Great to know some changes are taking place while a first Mail-Art project is taking place inside China.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mail to Ejva Nsva - Shanghai - China ARRIVED!

On The IUOMA Platform Ejva Nsva published a digital copy of the envelope as it arrived in Shanghai. Glad to know mail-art actually gets through. Also funny to see that some 'damage' during the long way was visible. A postage and priority sticker somehow got off...

Friday, January 7, 2011

News from Ejva Nsva - Shaghai, China

an update on Chinese postal systems:

today i mailed three packages that were not precisely flat. one work had a small plastic child's ring attached to it, another contained the wrapper from an eyeshadow package that was re-filled with paper, and the last was a piece of stiff paper that had been folded into a triangle shape.

after being questioned about the contents and their value, i still had to fill out a customs form (i think there may have been a fee in the total, but i didn't get a breakdown) for the ring and the eyeshadow. they let the folded paper pass without customs after i demonstrated the folding with a piece of scrap paper.

in the future, i think i'll stay within the bounds of flat paper unless i'm prepared for snafu. i also wonder if the reverse will apply - if someone sends mailart with irregular shapes/attachments, will it be questioned by customs on the Chinese end (would the artist in China never receive it, or have to pay a customs tariff)?

has anyone tried sending unusual items in envelopes to China? another experiment may be in order!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

News - "Not" Chinese Mail-Artists

The latest news is quite strange. On the IUOMA-platform there are two mail-artists active who claim to come from Shanghai, China. They both have websites that I reserached and are hosted and paid for inside the USA. So I suspect these artists are USA-based (or maybe the same person?) and play the role of Chinese Mail-Artist. I will research this more and confronted both members of the IUOMA that I discovered their websites are based in the USA.

On Internet anybody can take the identity they choose. Only proper research shows the basis of the work. An example. On www.whois.com you can check on whose name a website is hosted. Searching on enja:nsva's website called: http://songshi.info I discover that it is based in Georgia, USA, with address and phonenumber of the artists building the website. Judging the texts on the website, it must be an american artist.

More mail-artists received mail-art from china. So somehow this american can go to china, or mail to china and get things to us that way.

So we are warned that mail-art in china isn't that easy. There are a lot of artists in china for sure. But I now need more proof for believing someone actually comes from China.

Latest details: Ejva replies and explains she is an american artist working for some time in china as a teacher. She is exploring the mail-system from inside China and testing how mail-art can go and travel from China. So Inside China we have now someone making contacts with chinese artists as well, sharing them the knoledge of what Mail-Art can be. A first mail-art project in China (Shanghai) is started now and we will see what that brings....