On August 16th 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. In November 2008 this IUOMA platform at NING became the home for members.
Just weeks away from launching my Kickstarter for The Head Project I thought I might have some fun. I want to send a 'naked' mannequin head to someone. I will simply write your address on the head, apply the postage, and deliver it to the post office.
So who wants it? I prefer someone in the U.S. to keep shipping costs down.
Received the following from Elyria: pink striped envelope, a most agreeable collage and two Canadian Tire cash bonus coupons, “Remboursable En Marchandise Uniquement Aux Magasins Canadian Tire.” That’s my French lesson pour aujourd'hui! …Continue
I just returned from the post office with some inspiring news. They will send a “naked” (no box, packaging) mannequin head through the mail. When asked, the clerk said, “Yeah, so long as it has postage and an address, return address as well, we’ll send it. I’d have to take a picture of that.”
I think I’d like to try this.
Mail art by Annette Kesterson (San Francisco, California, USA)
August 14.2018 - Longtime correspondent Annette Kesterson sent me this wonderful postcard-size piece I am absolutely thrilled to share.
I adore this colorful, lovely textured abstract art that keeps the action in painting. (This seems a little different from classic AK, but then again she is eclectic.) Annette Kesterson suggests in this piece (see below) speed and…Continue
News of a book of Ray Johnson interviews (compiled from multiple authors) is circulating among networkers and might be of interest to IUOMA members. Here's a link with more info:…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 4800 members....
May 30, 2018 at 6pm to October 30, 2018 at 7pm – Space Ophen Virtual Art Gallery of Salerno (Italy).1 Comment 1 Favorite
https://projetm.blogspot.com/2018/06/exposition-international-de-mail-art.htmlHello!Our International Mail Art Exhibition is up and running, please have a…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
Many of us keep blogs and have twitter accounts, and I know that many of us post up our best work there. Personally I love seeing people's work on their blogs, and I follow the latest work of many mailartists on Twitter too, where the banter is…Continue
Question for the masses....It seems that most everyone keeps a public profile here. What are everyone's thoughts on "blanking out" an address before posting photos of received mail art? 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
Je remercie les artistes de L'UOMA qui m'envoie des MAIL ART.J'adore!!!N'hésitez pas sur le thème que vous souhaitez , je serais toujours aussi heureuse de vous découvrir dans ma boite aux lettres et vous répondre bien sur.J'ai quelques questions: …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