Friday, November 18, 2011

Foreword to the twentysecond "22"

THE  SHORT STORY OF 22

I am mail artist since 1995. After some changes/exchanges and participations on several mail art projects I discovered the medium called assembling magazine for me. I was fascinated from the great technical and thematical variety of the works. I took part among others on Bric a Brac, Theo Breuer´s YE, Leopold Bloom, El Mail Tao, but my favourite was Pascal Lenoir´s Mani Art. From 1984 to 2001 he published 135 issues in several forms. At the time I had been joined, it was a little A5 bounded magazine.

 In year 2000 I decided to found my own assembling. I plant a little magazine with 20 participants with name „20“. Jürgen O. Olbrich, who had organized at that time an exhibition about zines in Kassel, wrote me return of post, that in the USA an art magazine named „20“ already exists and so I changed the name and the number of the participants to „22“ The Assembling Magazine of Planet Susannia.
I sent out the flyers per snail mail (Pre-Internet-Age!!) and soon afterwards better and better works came from among others Pascal Lenoir, who got not annoyed, that I took over the size and form of Mani Art, quite the reverse, he was during many years member of the hardcore, as Jürgen O. Olbrich, David Dellafiora, Vittore Baroni, Giovanni Strada, Pete Spence, Karl Friedrich Hacker, Michael Leigh, Tiziana Baracchi and nowadays Angela Behrendt, Siggi Liersch, Jörg Seifert and Piet Franzen, who participates almost in all issues.

A flashback to 2000:















Gábor Flórián, Hungary















Michael Leigh, UK















Guy Bleus, Holland
(The thrill of working with odours)
parfumed page of Bleus.














Petra Weimer, Germany














P.W. Kaufmann, Switzerland














Anne-Miek Bibbe, Holland














Pascal Lenoir, France














Ko de Jonge, Holland














David Dellafiora, Australia














 Jürgen O. Olbrich, Germany














Kristin M. Burke, USA














John Missett, UK















 Karl-Friedrich Hacker, Germany















Ákos Székely, Hungary














 Patricia Collins, UK














Pete Spence, Australia














 Susanna Lakner, Germany














Michael Fox, Germany














Giovanni and Renata Strada, Italy














Claudio Parentela, Italy














Bruno Capatti, Italy














In Memoriam Gyula Máté (1933-2000) by Susanna Lakner



4 comments:

Torma Cauli said...

Very good!
Jó lett!

david dellafiora said...

Wonderful, great bit of context for the publication and love the images.
David

versus said...

YES!!

wastedpapiers said...

Good to see again. My copy is buried deep in the coal shed that is my archive!