The Hungarian artist Endre Tót was one of the most interesting Mail Art-artists of the 1970s.
He used to send letters all over the world from Budapest, and jokingly applied self-censorship; parts of his letters were intelligle.
In 1978 he created a project for Galerie A. He made a list of NULLIFIED QUESTIONS, and sent seventy-five copies to friends.
Reactions came from Marcel Alocco, Liesbeth Brandt Corstius, Ulises Carrión & Aart van Barneveld, Tuja van den Berg, Bernard Besson, Peter van Beveren, Sjoerd Buisman, Bruno Bussmann, José Louis Castillejo, Herbert Distel, Robert Filliou, Hervé Fisher, Peter Frank, Ken Friedman, Bill Gaglione, Jochen Gerz, Michael Gibbs, Franck Gribling, Buky Grinberg, Klaus Groh, Poul ter Hofstede, Davi Det Hompson, Hetty Huisman, Dorothy Iannone, Milan Knížák, Jaroslaw Kozłowski, John Liggins, Niels Lomholt, Joan Mathews, Tommy Mew, Jerven Ober, Silke Paull, Philip Peters, Pnina Reichman, Pierre Restany, Petr Stembera/Jaroslav Richtr, Gerrit-Jan de Rook, Takako Saito, Dieter Schwarz, Paul Sharits, Wies Smals, Robert Smit, Jiři Valoch, Inez Vandeghinste, Albert Waalkens, Hervé Würz en Jörg Zutter.
The returned forms were exhibited in the gallery.
Pierre Restany wrote: ‘in an immaterial zone of zeroed sensitivity, dear ENDRE TOT: you are the Yves Klein of mail art, a postal Monochrome’.
Photo: Endre Tót, 2020