Cats, Cats, Cats

Wikipedia tells us: “Research has suggested that viewing online cat media is related to positive emotions, and that it even may work as a form of digital therapy or stress relief for some users. Some elements of research also shows that feelings of guilt when postponing tasks can be reduced by viewing cat content.” IfContinue reading “Cats, Cats, Cats”

Music is your only Friend

What shall be our legacy? That was the question behind Puskás Pálma’s call for works on the subject of time capsule. Participants were invited to create a postcard which tells future generations what we enjoy the most in our lives. The results can be found as an online exhibition on the If there willContinue reading “Music is your only Friend”

Poetry Walls

A month ago, the mail poetry exhibition in the former prison of Avellino closed its doors. (Though, you can still visit the collection on facebook.) The show featured texts from international writers as well as poetic statements by Italian children. When organizer Graziella Di Grezia raised an artistic call for poetry on postcards, she wasContinue reading “Poetry Walls”

Mit Liebe gemacht

Ingo Cesaro ist nicht nur Autor zahlreicher Werke. Er gestaltet und druckt auch Bücher, und die gehören zu den schönsten im deutschen Sprachraum. Vergangenes Jahr initiierte er ein Mail-Art-Projekt mit dem doppeltem Thema: 510 Postkarten trafen in Kronach ein. Während Cranach d. Ä. weltweit als künstlerische Herausforderung angenommen wurde, zeigte sich, dass das Septembertestament (der Urdruck von Luthers ÜbersetzungContinue reading “Mit Liebe gemacht”

Painting & Poem

This combination of a watercolor painting and a poem is an addendum to the documentation of 2022. The card was sent to Laura Pintus / Mail Art Sardinia in October. The poem includes a reference to a haiku by the Japanese master Hōjō Dansui (1663-1711): The scarecrow does notdoff his rain hat, not evenfor theContinue reading “Painting & Poem”

Remembering the Sea

Stephan J. Mitterwieser is a newbie to mail art, but he quickly found the right persons to answer his questions, namely Lutz Wohlrab and Ryosuke Cohen. He sent us a beautiful collage that employs painting, stamps, text and even sewing. The text Man sitzt insgesamt viel zu wenig am Meer (One spends too few timeContinue reading “Remembering the Sea”

Bella Ciao!

There are two Italian songs that everybody knows: O Sole Mio and Bella Ciao, the latter being an anthem of resistance against Italian fascism and German nazism. This makes it a fitting title for a cultural program around the festa della liberazione, the anniversary of Italy’s liberation on 25 April 1945. This year, the city of Stradella, which liesContinue reading “Bella Ciao!”

Griechischer Abend

Einen griechischen Abend mit Gerald Jatzek und Reinhard Wegerth gab es am 25. Februar im Salon von Gabriela Habenschuss. Wegerth las Geschichten über das Griechenland von gestern und heute aus dem Band Fast unglaublich (Sisyphus Verlag). Das Leben unter der Militärdiktatur (1967-1974) hat in Texten ebenso Platz wie kulturelle Missverständnisse zwischen Einheimischen und mitteleuropäischen Hippies.Continue reading “Griechischer Abend”

Art for Surgeries

Jenny Rowbory is a young British woman who suffers from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (inflammation of the brain and spinal cord). She has been bed-bound for the last sixteen and a half years. In May 2015, Jenny was also diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. This genetic disorder causes the body to produce faulty collagen. The biggest problem forContinue reading “Art for Surgeries”

Dada is alive

Last year dadaStation21 from Austin, Texas, was looking for mail art postcards without a specific theme or motto. However, the word dada provided enough inspiration. Hundred years ago, the European avant-garde took a firm stance against imperialism and chauvinism: John Heartfield’s Prussian Archangel, a dummy of a German soldier with a pig’s head that hung from the ceiling,Continue reading “Dada is alive”

Luther und Cranach

Ingo Cesaro ist Autor, Herausgeber, Verleger, Drucker, Galerist sowie Organisator von Kunstmessen, Ausstellungen, Lesungen und Konzerten. Vergangenes Jahr organisierte er ein internationales Projekt zum Septembertestament Martin Luthers, der am 21. September 1522 erschienenen Übertragung von Das Newe Testament Deùtzsch. Getarnt als Junker Jörg verwendete Luther vor 500 Jahren als Quellen neben dem griechischen Text dieContinue reading “Luther und Cranach”

A Travel Journal

In September 2003, Raphael Nadolny traveled from Poland to Slovakia and Ukraine. On the road he wrote a journal with interesting descriptions and reflections and photographs. It contains his thoughts on borders, folk museums, and history that is inscribed in the layout of a town. He mailed a copy of the musings together with aContinue reading “A Travel Journal”


The 15th edition of the mail art exhibition esserci senza esserci (one translation of the ambiguous expression would be to be around without being around) took place in the Italian town of Viareggio. As usual, the opening was quite a spectacle with performances, a poetry reading and and lots of music. The organizers integrated theContinue reading “Esserci…”

Skeletons living it up

The Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1 and 2. Since 2008 it is part of the UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. There are still academic debates about the origins of the holiday. While the belief in a temporary return ofContinue reading “Skeletons living it up”


El cuadro gato soñando con casa y peces formó parte de la exposición internacional virtual “el gato”. Bajo la curaduría de Johanna Díaz, la dirección de Angélica Leal y la coordinación de Jahary Pérez se siguen publicando las presentaciones que fueron seleccionados entres los 147 participantes de 31 países. El dibujo de lápices a coloresContinue reading “Gatos…”