It goes without saying that the present dossier included in this issue of Revista ARTA cannot and does not aim for an entire coverage of the vast phenomenon of mail art in Romania, a phenomenon that has been going on for several decades (from around the mid-70s up to the present moment). The movement included hundreds of mail artists active on a national and international level who have produced and posted hundreds and thousands of works and postages in a network that virtually covered the whole world connected to the international mailing system. As the mail art practice is founded upon contacts and direct individual exchanges between authors and, simultaneously, on the dialogue established with institutions and independent initiatives (that materialised into projects, exhibitions, publications and archives) it is easy to imagine the amplitude of this network but harder to recover and return its integral dimension. This could act as an invitation to further parallel research and initiatives to fill all the pieces of the puzzle on a truer scale.
Dan Mihălțianu, coordinator of the issue