Wednesday, August 17, 2011

KAIRAN Zine update

Job, existential angst, the recent quake and my chronic laziness have temporarily taken my mind away from mail art-related things, but my zine KAIRAN is still alive - sleeping but alive. The latest issue I've published is #16, while two more are ready and I "only" have to do the layout and the usual boring stuff.

For many years I kept reprinting the old issues in order to make them available to as many people as possible, but from now on I want to use my limited free time to create new works insted of keeping xeroxing, folding, and stapling the same stuff. So when the few copies of the back issues are gone, they are gone for good. Don't say I didn't warn you.
The issues listed below are still available (remaining copies in brackets). Issues #1, 3, 9, and 12 are out of print, but issue #12's guest-editor Bernd Reichert may still have a few copies left:

- #2 (3) has various articles, essays, etc.
- #4 (3) is devoted to mail art in former Yugoslavia
- #5 (4) is a homage to Robin Crozier ("the most famous unknown artist in the world")
- #6 (1) focuses on art & money
- #7 (3) is devoted to mail art in Latin America
- #8 (1) is about femail artists
- #10 (6) & 11 (5) explore the huge poetry network(s) including traditional, experimental, and visual poetry, with tons of essays, interviews, etc.
- #13 (11) is one of my favourite issues ever. Find out why.
- #14 (8) & 15 (8) are the two volumes of the catalogue for my project on copy-art (or xerography)
- #16 (many) is the first volume of a three-part interview project (an update to Ruud Janssen's m.a. interview project of the '90s)

Many of these issues also feature rubberstamp art, stickers, and artistamps.

One issue is US$ 4.00. The two-issue sets are US$6.00.
Please send well-concealed cash or pay through Paypal (
My address hasn't changed:

Gianni Simone
3-3-23 Nagatsuta
226-0027 Kanagawa-ken

Order today some of these great zines, so you don't have to go all the way to the MOMA in New York, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo or the Staatliches Museum in Schwerin, Germany to read them.

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