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Greek Aerograms

Posted by Tofu on January 21, 2020 at 7:58pm 0 Comments

Last fall I received some aerogram-themed mail art from R.F. Côté  in Canada.   After seeing my post, Katerina Nikoltsou was inspired to make some aerogram-inspired mail art herself.  She started with color copies of original aerograms.  Ones she had mailed to an aunt in Chicago years…

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Sabela Bana Joins E's Fan Club (Coruna, Spain)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on January 21, 2020 at 4:00am 1 Comment

 Mail art by IUOMA member Sabela Bana (Coruna, Spain)
 
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mail art from jorge martin

Posted by marlies wilding on January 20, 2020 at 11:11pm 0 Comments

TrumpTweet from Cascadia Art Post

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on January 20, 2020 at 5:23pm 2 Comments

How sad, how sad...may this insanity never happen:

"American Values" on Cascadia Art Post card that arrived today:…

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Can Someone Help Me Identify a piece of Mail Art?

Posted by Carmen Kennedy on January 19, 2020 at 4:03pm 5 Comments

I received this intriguing piece of mail art from Spain, I think. I would like to respond if I can figure out where to send something. Many thanks.…

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From: Richard Canard (0012-0120)

Posted by Jayne Barket Lyons on January 19, 2020 at 3:22am 5 Comments

January 14 incoming mail included a postcard from Mr. Richard C. (Illinois). 

The postcard was made from a portion of a Lindt Chocolate packaging. Love the FLUXUS comic!

Many thanks to Richard… Continue

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Somehow people always think that if a group of artists work together that then there must automatically be some kind of organisation that coordinates it all. Well, in mail art there are many groups working together. These groups themselves also work together, but there is NO organisation that arranges all the things that go on in the mail art network. The I.U.O.M.A. is the Union that mail artists can become a member of. The Union has no rules. Everybody who is active in mail art and hears about the Union can become a member just by saying so.

In 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. I invented this name and made forms for people to become a member of this (fictive) union. About 300 mail artists reacted in a year, and official membership cards were made, even a official Union Magazine was published. Anybody who was a member of the Union could also claim a special function within the Union.

Even today, people still join the Union. And somehow it gives power, to say that YOU are a member of the International Union too. The Main address of the Union is at the TAM-address, P.O.Box 1055, 4801 BB - Breda - Netherlands. It is just the center for archiving all the things that are going on. But I am not in control of the Union. I just invented it. And to make it official, I made myself General-President of this Union. Sure was impressive when I travelled to the USSR in 1991 and went to visit some friends there who were also members of this Union........

Today online on Ning there are thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

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Visual Poetry

"Thanks Richard Canard  1. Åben dit hjerte is in Danish language and it means: open your heart 2.  You are missing the two horizontal words: AMEO and POESIA 3. UBUNTU is an african word meaning collective work regards Victor"
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Li Araki Mailart

incoming decoupage card from Li Araki!
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Richard Canard commented on Victor Valqui Vidal's album
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"22.01.20 Dare Mister Victor Valqui Vidal, ...Bravo! Bravo! Bravo!  (although, I must confess; I am so slow that I need help with"aben dit hjerte",  the  "poem in  12 languages" [as I can only count 10] &…"
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Carmen Kennedy commented on Carmen Kennedy's blog post Can Someone Help Me Identify a piece of Mail Art?
"Tofu, I concur with you, and, besides, I wouldn't even know how to open it. It works perfectly on its own. Here's to Senor Clean....hahahaha."
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Bonniediva left a comment for Aca Carle
"ACA, My mail to you was returned. Did you move?"
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res nullius aka. "res" commented on Helder Coelho Dias's group ADD & PASS - The X Files
"*Mellott is spelled with two t's. Sorry about the typo."
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res nullius aka. "res" commented on Helder Coelho Dias's group ADD & PASS - The X Files
"A Thought Bubble A&P from Sept. 2019, finished and returned to me Jan. 2020 by William Mellot of Taiwan. It's already stored an Itoya acid free portfolio. Thank you, William! [[Pls. note, the quadrilateral is not a part of the piece.]"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) left a comment for Mike Parsons
"HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!"
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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group work in progress
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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group Portrait
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Haptic Erni in Hamburg
"Hans in Hamburg has a mail art project, too.,"Artist Matter #2". Deadline 1 DECEMBER 2020, black and white: "Mail Art for Future""
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Haptic Erni in Hamburg
"Hi from Hamburg!"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Haptic Erni in Hamburg
"For Merz Schwitters Army in Scotland: my "Greek Goddess" collage: :"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Haptic Erni in Hamburg
"Sending to Merz Schwitters Army in Scotland: Collage by Erni:"
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res nullius aka. "res" commented on Alan Brignull's photo
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Mail Art Martha's photo
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"Thanks for posting,Martha... greetings to Ali Khat's rat friend :-)"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post TrumpTweet from Cascadia Art Post
"a whole "lot" of garbage in Peep Land"
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Started by Jennifer Wallace in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace yesterday. 6 Replies

Not my own project, but one I've just signed up for. It's limited to the UK, though.CALL-OUT: Be part of our…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Petrolpetal Jan 14. 534 Replies

I think, it would be very imteresting to have a mailing list of all of us.

mail art

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Dec 17, 2019. 0 Replies

Many mail artists, perhaps, will not agree, but since 2020, I hear theneed to change, even the way to do mail art, not more advance,for the moment.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.poetamailartfluxusMolti mailartisti, forse, non saranno…Continue

Progetto “Add e Return” 70 YEARS RUGGERO MAGGI

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Dec 16, 2019. 0 Replies

PROGETTO INTERNAZIONALE  DI  ARTE  CONTEMPORANEA SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYVia S. Calenda, 105/D  84126  Salerno (Italy).  Progetto “Add e Return”70 Years  Ruggero  Maggi…Continue

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What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Bonniediva Dec 9, 2019. 14 Replies

Hello, what are your favorite types of mail art to receive? What is your leave favorite kind?Continue

"planetins project"

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Dec 8, 2019. 0 Replies

With "planetins project", I would like to bring my work of Mail Art to maximum freedom, go beyond the theme projects, and send as much as possible to mail artists. This is to complete a network of contacts which I already started in 1980. a…Continue

planetary installation

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects Dec 2, 2019. 0 Replies

planetary installation, has already begun, but officially, will begin in 2020. poetamailartfluxusContinue

add & return digital

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bruno Cassaglia Nov 30, 2019. 1 Reply

Dal 2020 cambierò un po' il modo di fare Mail Art.ho anche anche trasformato in miei gruppi in gruppi interattivi con aggiungi e ritorna. poetamailartfluxusFrom 2020 I will change the way of making Mail Art a little.I also also turned into my groups…Continue

what is your favorite glue?

Started by katie belknap in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by Motherbrando Nov 21, 2019. 25 Replies

Hey All.I used to use rubber cement for gluing paper together but a book and writings archivist said that it is the worst over time because both pieces become slightly transparent (as if soaked in oil) and separate anyway. When I am on the go I…Continue

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