Index: Ruud Janssen
Ruud Janssen was born in Tilburg, Holland (Netherlands) on July 29th 1959. He is an artist, teacher, writer and publisher. He is active with mail art since 1980. Organizes several international mail art projects and publishes numerous articles, magazines (TAM-Bulletin, Statements, Secrets Thoughts on Mail-Art, IUOMA-magazine, IUOMA Network, TAM Rubberstamp Archive) and booklets with his TAM-Publications and participates in international (mail-) art projects, collaborations and exhibitions. In 1983 he became the curator of the largest collection of rubberstamp prints that has International fame. Parts of the collection were exhibited in San Francisco (1996) , Moscow (2004) and New York (2010). In 1988 he founded the IUOMA (International Union of Mail-Artists) which is currently active as a online social network and a place where almost 2,000 mail-artists are active.
In 1985 he started experimenting with electronic communi-cation and publications and started a bulletin board service and became one of the pioneers in electronic communication inside the art-world. From 1994 to 2001 he conducts interviews with Fluxus-artists and mail-artists where he used different communication-forms (mail, e-mail, fax, personal meetings, and phone). He published the results in hand-made booklets and on the Internet. In 2008 all texts are bundled and they appear as a series of five books as well. See http://stores.lulu.com/iuoma. Because of the interviews he gets involved in Fluxus too.
In 1996 he started with publishing his Anthology on the Internet, which is updated regularly and is accessible at: www.iuoma.org. The last decade he documents his activities on numerous Blogs. From 2001 and on he focuses more on painting with acrylics on paper, canvas, CD’s and envelops. He is co-founder of the “Fluxus Heidelberg Center”, does performances with “Fluxus Heidelberg” (Litsa Spathi & Ruud Janssen) and is webmaster for www.fluxusheidelberg.org.
His works and publications are in most International archives that focus on Fluxus and mail-art. His texts, interviews, artworks and statements are published in magazines, books and other publications in several languages (Dutch, English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, etc.)
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www.iuoma.org (Main Site)
www.fluxusheidelberg.org (Fluxus Related)
http://iuoma.blogspot.com (Main Blog)
http://stores.lulu.com/iuoma (Published Books)
http://iuoma-network.ning.com (IUOMA Network since 2008)