On August 16th 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. In November 2008 this IUOMA platform at NING became the home for members.
At the top is one of Jimmy's famous distressed postcards--this one has holes cut in it and some deliberate-looking tears on the surface. Really interesting, what he's doing.
The pink/red card is a wonderful piece from Michael Orr. So complex, I like it very much.…Continue
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 over 4700 members....
I am wondering about how everyone keeps up with tons of addresses. Do you all use your PCs, actual address books, or what? I'm thinking I would like to get an alphabetical recipe box so I could keep notes with addresses. I don't like to store…Continue
Hey guys,I have a box of used postcards, some are from the FPN postcard swap, some from PostCrossing. They cover a range from vintage to made art cards. I hate to just throw them out, someone could use them for art.The only thing I ask is that you…Continue
* You always grab extra copies of free neighborhood newspapers and magazines.*You go out of your way to take religious and political tracts, flyers, handbills, handouts, Scientology personality tests and crazy person literature on the street.*There…Continue
Nudity Pornography artistic nude softcore hardcore in mail art how to catalogate how to avoid the subject of this discussion its a important matter, special during art exhibits or art call .Many event are very explicit about Political or racist or…Continue
Hello,to any one wold like to swap art in Format 10x15 cm or 4"x6" can leave your address here and send me your works i will send my artworks ASAP for Swap with yours.I waiting your Replay Morice MarcuseC/OMenconi TizianoVia Venezia 2 Scala…Continue
SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYPAVILION LAUTANIA VIRTUAL VALLEY / 1887 - Kurt Schwitters & Marcel Duchamp “UNIVERSI POSSIBILI / Verso La Globalità Intelligente” a cura di Giovanni Bonanno. Dal 6 maggio 2017 al 26 novembre 2017– Due…Continue
I'm delighted to be receiving so much wonderful Mail Art -- I love my daily trip to the mailbox. I've been trying to document (by blogging) all the Mail Art that comes to me, plus a few of my own creations. This seems to be taking more and more…Continue
The last time I was a member of IUOMA, I was still involved with mailart thru the AML List (Artists' Mailing List?). We sent "anniversary" stamps to one another, I recall. The last one I made was for the 10th anniversary in 2009. Does this list…Continue