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#GlobalViralEmergency / Fate Soon - Art between science, nature and technology

Posted by Giovanni Bonanno on April 3, 2020 at 12:38pm 0 Comments

SPACE OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERY

 

"#GlobalViralEmergency / Fate Soon"

Art between science, nature and technology

 

curated by Sandro Bongiani

with the collaboration of Ruggero Maggi and Giuseppe Denti

 

From Monday 30 March to Saturday 13 June 2020

"Life is nothing more than an incessant and temporary succession of presences and actions pending a…

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From Jon Foster

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 3, 2020 at 10:58am 0 Comments

Fun mail art omens and other goodies,

Memories of his trip…

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Jean-Charles Boilevin sends "four hands" boekies

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on April 3, 2020 at 10:56am 2 Comments

For Add/Pass...collab...

wonderful pages to add to:…

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let me tell you about the wonderful things in my recent mail

Posted by Vel Crowe on April 1, 2020 at 11:56am 0 Comments

04/01/2020

02:20

i've gotten some fabulous mail art within the last couple or 3 days...

*Envelope full of stuff from Mike "Capt. Biology" Dickau, my neighbor from Sacramento, California;

**Not ONE, but TWO pieces from Lord Fugue, the pride of Lenoir, North Carolina--very very groovy…

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From Norma Soulet

Posted by Jan Hodgman on April 1, 2020 at 1:00am 1 Comment

A great collage. Thanks!

Call for mail art about bodies

Posted by Aca Carle on March 31, 2020 at 9:00pm 2 Comments

Hello, my name is Aca and I am a visual artist in graduate school.

I’m coordinating a mail art exchange on the theme of bodies (however you relate to that word). 

Send me something by mail and I will send you something in return!  I plan to photograph and show the works I receive, so tell me if you want your…

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state of the mail

Posted by Mary Anne on March 31, 2020 at 6:09am 0 Comments

In case this may be of use or interest - I found that the auction site Delcampe has a dedicated Virus page that lists various countries together with a brief description of the state of their snail mail and links to their postal authorities sites.  I followed along to Royal mail and they have a long list of countries updated every day. Russia is listed as closed for business and Germany listed as #problematical' but Spain seems to be open which surprises me given the news from there.  Most…

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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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"#GlobalViralEmergency / Fate Soon" - Art between science, nature and technology

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects 1 hour ago. 0 Replies

"#GlobalViralEmergency / Fate Soon" - Art between science, nature and technologySPACE OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERY"#GlobalViralEmergency / Fate Soon"Art between science, nature and technologycurated by Sandro Bongianiwith the collaboration of Ruggero…Continue

Tags: Presto”, Fate, /, #GlobalViralEmergency

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Mary J. Grellner yesterday. 543 Replies

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

Fundraising Campaign for the Carrara Anarchist Printing Press

Started by MoriceMarcuse in Other. Last reply by maha Mar 26. 1 Reply

Dear all,It is to let you know that a fundraising campaign has been launched by the Cooperativa Tipolitografica, the anarchist printing workshop in Carrara (Italy), for urgent refurbishing works which are needed in its building.Those who wish to…Continue

Tags: carrara, art, help, press, printing

Back Back Back again after a long break!

Started by Lindsay Stewart in Mail-Art Discussions Mar 25. 0 Replies

HI FOLX! I took a long break off of mail art (5-7 years) but I’m back with a reignited passion for  sending and receiving weird shit in the mail. I haven’t stopped making in the past years and I have a couple “ADD N’ PASS” projects that I’d love to…Continue

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Started by Carien van Hest in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Heide Monster Mar 23. 9 Replies

Is there a list of abbreviations concerning mail art?A&PATCMAand so on. Please help me out.Continue

Making Artists and Mail art enthusiasts in VA - call for work

Started by Beth Allums in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by LATRILLE MARTINE Mar 11. 3 Replies

My high school art students are making some cool collages and ATCs and are loving the idea of swapping mail art. We'd love to do a semester-long swap and collect mail art to curate a mail art show for our New Kent Celebrate the Arts event May 2nd.…Continue

MOOP:JOURNALS

Started by Jennifer Wallace in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Jade H Mar 10. 7 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

What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by The Artful Writer Mar 3. 16 Replies

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Got tips for cheapest ways to send mail art internationally?

Started by nonimouse in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bradford Feb 28. 23 Replies

Hey, Y'all~Is anyone out there willing to share your wisdom about sending mail art internationally?  I went to the post office yesterday with 9 pieces to send, and came back home with 2 that I hoped to send to Germany & Brazil.Combined they…Continue

MAIL ART & ART PEDAGOGICS.

Started by Mikula Lüllwitz in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ruud Janssen Feb 25. 2 Replies

Dear Mail Art Family,does anyone of you out there know of any projects or literature dealing with the connection of MAIL ART and ART PEDAGOGICS ? Maybe there are pedagogues who read these lines... and maybe someone of you already brought MAIL ART…Continue

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