... video by Balu d'Art ...

Mittwoch, 29. Juni 2011

... another critic on the mail art exhibition ...


another slight critic to the exhibition you can read here, which says more or less:

"Mail Art Bismarck has brought a variety of dazzling interpretations, but hardly any serious (even critical) effort on the historical acclaim of this person. what a pitty. Peter Martin from Gräfendorf"

o.k. I suppose he has not spent so much time in the exhibition, because there is even a whole showcase which is about the historical acclaims of Bismarck, and even critical. far beyond that, you can find in any other showcase and installation lots of interpretation about his political efforts, but you have to look intense, there are more than a thousand images to see, maybe he has not seen the wood for the trees... what a pitty that he has seen all that.

... critic visitor today ...


here a critic to the mail art exhibition which says more or less:

"all rubbish, all dirt,

bomb it away.

it is boring and many objects

have nothing to do with Bismarck,

all this paper snips I can do by myself

a female visitor"


o.k. this is her cowardly opinion, she did not wrote her name, so I was forced to write "coward" underneath. Interesting to mention also: the museum opened at 14 o'clock, I came along about 14.20 and nobody has been in the museum so she must have been left already, she went to the museum for a maximum of 20 minutes to look around, not only for the exhibition, but she got time to write these lousy sentence inside the guestbook, no more to say,. anyway she could have do sniping, right at the table where this guestbook is laying there a pencils and the Takako pot to modify, but she does not...

No. 903 - arriving mail art from Ralf Severin (Germany)




No. 903 - arriving mail art from Ralf Severin (Germany) - a new participant here, he sent me a swedish book a crime thriller from Håkon Nesser, inside a dog named Bismarck, so he gave the book a new title. Thank you very much.

Montag, 27. Juni 2011

No. 902 - arriving mail art from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany)



No. 902 - arriving mail art from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany) - a late pink correspondence from Heinz to the call, it is one I sent to him and he modified the card and sent it back, all without any valid postage stamp. Thank you very much.

Samstag, 25. Juni 2011

No. 901 - arriving mail art from Angela Behrendt (Germany)


No. 901 - arriving mail art from Angela Behrendt (Germany) - Angela used an advertising postcard for an exhibition and collaged the little Bismarck to the card, which I got from Patricia C. tictac; it is a postal experiment without using a valid postage stamp.

Freitag, 24. Juni 2011

No. 900 - arriving mail art from Tom Johnson (USA)









No. 900 - arriving mail art from Tom Johnson (USA) - Tom has sent a parcel all the way across the ocean with a flabbergasting old merchandise article a big old wooden bobbin with the label Bismarck Quality on it. Inside also a poem on Otto. Besides he puts some other goodies which I will post on my other blog. The four ladies on the cover spelling out OTTO with their hands. Thank you very much.
see his blog: http://snowballbelly.blogspot.com/

No. 899 - arriving mail art from Test Tower (USA)



No. 899 - arriving mail art from Test Tower (USA) - he refers to the mail art catalogue and sent me another Bismarck submission. Thank you very much.
see his blog: http://heebeejeebeeland.blogspot.com/

Dienstag, 21. Juni 2011

No. 898 - arriving mail art from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany)



No. 898 - arriving mail art from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany) - Heinz used the strawberries from Angela Behrendt and a part of Ottmar Bergmanns letter and created a new mail art by putting helmets and faces to the strawberries. Thank you very much.

No. 897 - arriving mail art "Post für Otto" from Piet Franzen - sidac (Netherlands)



No. 897 - arriving mail art "Post für Otto" from Piet Franzen - sidac (Netherlands) - Piet refers to the mail art cataloge and sent me this card. Thank you very much.
see his page: http://www.sidacstudio.nl/

Donnerstag, 16. Juni 2011

Mittwoch, 15. Juni 2011

No. 896 - arriving mail art from "E" (France)

No. 896 - arriving mail art from "E" (France) - he has sent me one more submission, a skull surrounded by helmets. Thank you very much.
see his blogs: http://expositionsingeschaunois.blogspot.com/

No. 894 & No. 895 - arriving mail art from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany)



No. 894 & No. 895 - arriving mail art from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany) - two mor submission from Heinz, in one he has used the newspaper article and modified it with collages. Thank you very much.

No. 893 - arriving mail art "Bismarcksche Fingerpuppen Theater" from Heike Sackmann (Germany)









No. 893 - arriving mail art "Bismarcksche Fingerpuppen Theater" from Heike Sackmann (Germany) - Heike has sent lovely submissions for the artomat, 8 little moveable theaters in matchboxes and 10 little envelopes with 5 little finger puppets, hand coloured works each. One will go to the mail art collection the others can be bought in the artomat and the museums shop.

Thank you very much.
see her blog: http://narrenschiff-reloaded.blogspot.com/

No. 892 - arriving mail art from Angela Behrendt (Germany)

No. 892 - arriving mail art from Angela Behrendt (Germany) - take off your uniform. She used an artistamp of Niels Peter Lomholt. Thank you very much.

Donnerstag, 9. Juni 2011

... ?????????????????? ...

Who knows the address of Richard Braunsweiger, I want to sent him the catalogue.

Hook, if you come along here, I also need your address if you like to have the catalogue.

All other catalogues have now been sent out to all the participants of the mail art call - Thanks to all.

Dienstag, 7. Juni 2011

... multiple for sale ...




available at the museum where the mail art exhibition take place,
similar to the poster and the catalogue cover - here extended version with original metallic clips, the portrait where made from.

the one multiple is arranged in a little black framed glasbox, limited edition, here the first one
size 25 x 25 x 5 cm.

the second one came in a little wooden box with a paper clip fond and some metallic clips in front, the box can be closed. size 10,5 x 13 x 3 cm

signed and dated

No. 891 - arriving mail art "circulaire 132, No. 67" from R. F. Côté (Canada) with an ATC from Valery Shimanovsky (Russia)



No. 891 - arriving mail art "circulaire 132, No. 67" from R. F. Côté (Canada) with an ATC from Valery Shimanovsky (Russia) inside concerning my mail art call on Otto von Bismarck - Thank you very much. More of the inside you can see on his blog: http://circulaire132.blogspot.com/

No. 890 - arriving mail art from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany)



No. 890 - arriving mail art from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany) - a late pink correspondence card with a helmet dog. Thank you very much.

Montag, 6. Juni 2011

No. 889 - arriving mail art from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany)


No. 889 - arriving mail art from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany)- Heinz has modified an old souvenir plate by collaging a Bismarck in front of the hut in the alps. Inside the package also a rest of a roll of toilet paper with helmets on it. Thank you very much.

No. 888 - arriving mail art from "E" (France)





No. 888 - arriving mail art from "E" (France) - he has sent me one more submission. painted and cut out skulls. Thank you very much.
see his blogs: http://expositionsingeschaunois.blogspot.com/



"E" has a new mail art call "send me your soul"

Samstag, 4. Juni 2011

No. 887 - arriving mail art "Preussens Bismarck" from Gerhard Wulz (Germany)


No. 887 - arriving mail art "Preussens Bismarck" from Gerhard Wulz (Germany) - a nice submission from a visitor from the opening show. A helmed snake looping around a statue which represents Bavaria. Thank you very much.

No. 886 - arriving mail art "Hells Bismarcks" from Erich Sündermann (Austria)




No. 886 - arriving mail art "Hells Bismarcks" from Erich Sündermann (Austria) - a reaction on the catalogue I sent to him and a new mail art submission to the call. Thank you.

Freitag, 3. Juni 2011

... reaction in the press ...



an article from Thomas Ahnert for the newspaper "Saalezeitung" vom 2./3. Juni 2011, p. 4




another article from Siegfried Farkas for "Main Post" you can find online here:

http://www.mainpost.de/regional/bad-kissingen/Bismarck-ist-mehr-als-ein-Hering-mit-Geschichte;art766,6176335

No. 885 - arriving mail art from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany)





No. 885 - arriving mail art from Heinz W. Lotz (Germany) - Heinz has sent this postcard because he did not manage to arrive to the opening of the show, his car broke down -sorry for that. Thank you for the message.