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New York Times Review of a Current Ray Johnson Show in Manhattan

Posted by De Villo Sloan on August 28, 2015 at 1:03am 0 Comments

Runs through the end of September.…

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Arte Correo: convocatoria para contribuciones

Posted by Inêz Oludé on August 27, 2015 at 8:28pm 0 Comments

Arte Correo: convocatoria para contribuciones

 

Proyecto Internacional de arte  correo con el tema de la "década de las personas de ascendencia africana, 2015-2024", para, el Museo-Valija  de la historia de la esclavitud, proyecto…

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Mail art: call for contributions for contemporary art

Posted by Inêz Oludé on August 27, 2015 at 8:27pm 0 Comments

Mail art: call for contributions for contemporary art

 

Mail Art International Project with the theme of the "Decade for people of African Descent, 2015-2024", for the Suitcase -Museum of the History of Slavery, project partner of…

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chamada a proejto

Posted by Inêz Oludé on August 27, 2015 at 8:27pm 0 Comments

 

 

Arte postal: chamada para contribuições de arte contemporânia

 

Projeto internacional de arte de correio com o tema a "década para pessoas de ascendência africana, 2015-2024", para o Museu –Valise da história da…

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appel à contributions

Posted by Inêz Oludé on August 27, 2015 at 8:23pm 0 Comments

Art Postal : appel à contributions d’art contemporain

 

Mail Art International Project  sous le thème de la « décennie des personnes d’ascendance africaine, 2015-2024», pour le Musée-Valise de l’Histoire de l’Esclavage, projet…

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Cristina Blank aka 5 Blanks: The German Goblin of Worthsee

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on August 27, 2015 at 3:54pm 1 Comment

I'm sure you all heard about…

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August 26 was National Dog Day in the USA...says Snooky

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 27, 2015 at 2:41pm 3 Comments

Snooky (and Angie) sent this Doggie card and it was…

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Artist in Seine and Ryosuke in Paris :-)

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 27, 2015 at 2:26pm 3 Comments

Hello! It arrived, officially from the Brain Cell…

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Finnbadger: CerealKiller

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on August 27, 2015 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Did you know this bit of cheerio info?…

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info IUOMA

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 almost 4000 members....

 

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CIRCLES

Call them circles, call them dots, use a hole punch, use a template, draw them, scribble them, paint them, collage them. This is all about circles and how we make use of them.See More
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Project Smile - Poland (Mail-Art Mafia) at Poland

December 12, 2014 at 6pm to December 12, 2015 at 7pm
MailArt Mafia "HIT"Theme : SmilesSize : unrestrictedG rated......................Mailto:Project Smilec/oMarek Wysoczynskikrzywoustego 22/1480360 gdanskPoland .....................(A recent blurb about Marek)A firm believer in the power of a smile in changing outcomes amid the most unbearable situations, Marek Wysoczynski from Poland, the initiator of the idea of a roaming exhibition, has been collecting smiles for…See More
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LA MAIL ART e la WEB ART

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Lia Franzia on Tuesday. 4 Replies

Cari Amici...la mail art  si rinnova diventanto web art?Dear Friends ... mail art is renewed diventanto web art?Continue

Composition Notebook Exchange

Started by Sue Skene in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ali Price Aug 18. 1 Reply

Three years ago I was in an international art journal exchange which proved to be a fascinating experience. Unfortunately though, my journal during the last leg of its journey, was lost en route to India. For at least six months I never gave up the…Continue

DeepDream [online image transmogrification]

Started by Ficus strangulensis in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ficus strangulensis Aug 16. 4 Replies

DeepDream! Wow! This is an online, image manipulation service which takes your file input and changes it according to arcan rules [???] apparently using imagery it finds online. So far it seems to add a lot of faces and eyes but I imagine it will…Continue

Ryosuke Cohen / Meeting Fractal Portrait Project 2015

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Aug 15. 0 Replies

MEETING FRACTAL PORTRAIT PROJECT 2015 Tour Italy, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany. from August 7 to August 25 included (dal 7 agosto…Continue

Tags: Maggi, Sandro, Ruggero, Shimizu, Noriko

http://archivioophenvirtualart.blogspot.it/2015/08/ryosuke-cohen-meeting-fractal-portrait.html

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions Aug 15. 0 Replies

MEETING FRACTAL PORTRAIT PROJECT 2015Tour Italy, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany.from August 7 to August 25 included (dal 7 agosto al 25 agosto incluso).I will go on a trip with Noriko Shimizu (my pertner) for portrait project.   At each place I…Continue

Tags: Maggi, Sandro, Ruggero, Shimizu, Noriko

My mail art going to bicycle call

Started by Tomoe N in Mail-Art Projects Aug 12. 0 Replies

mim bicycle mail art callI have done a couple of postcards that will send to Bicycle mail art call. I printed my own photos that took in San Francisco on the…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Mercedes La Marquesa Aug 12. 412 Replies

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

JOIN my event

Started by Rebekka Koefoed/rkglas.dk in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Rebekka Koefoed/rkglas.dk Aug 10. 2 Replies

- spreading the word:Call for all mail artists.Specifications:Theme:…Continue

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Wabi Sabi

Started by Mercedes La Marquesa in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mercedes La Marquesa Aug 8. 4 Replies

Who was asking about it? I can't seem to find the thread.

Is there a way to...

Started by Mercedes La Marquesa in Other Aug 5. 0 Replies

I may have asked before, but perhaps I wasn't clear in my question.  Is there a way to move photos from one album to another?  At the very least I'd like to merge two albums.  I mistakenly made two outgoing albums and would like the contents of both…Continue

 
 
 

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