On August 16th 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. In November 2008 this IUOMA platform at NING became the home for members.
After a long day at work, my mood was immediately brightened when I opened my mailbox. First, a lovely postcard from Thomas Brown. Stamped in gold, black and red, I see this elegant piece as a gameboard in the home of an exotic and handsome…Continue
Mail art by IUOMA member Cascadia Artpost aka Jack Lattemann…Continue
The 2015 Box Show is up now and will be up through September 13th when there will be a live auction.
Here's my piece for this year - very different from my original plan. Was sick for 6 weeks and didn't have the stamina for what I…Continue
Mail art by IUOMA member the Blessed Father (San Diego, California,…Continue
Mail art by Juan Lopez de Ael (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Pais Vasco,…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 almost 4000 members....
Hello!I’m currently in my final year of art school in London, and as a part of my degree show I’ve created a postcard exchange, and I am wondering whether anyone would like to play?It exists as a pass along project, with the underlying theme of…Continue
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
Well... imagine someone creates an event for a mail art call.And that I have more than one idea and end up creating more than one artwork.Do you think correct to mail one to the "EVENT CALLER" and the rest to some other participant of such event? Or…Continue
I try to keep an updated database of address.I keep track of the amount of mailart sent and from whom I receive so to never forget to mail back. For now, the given numbers are: SENT 312 / RECEIVED 37 ... , I know that many mail gets lost into a deep…Continue
Regarding one suggestion that was made a few days ago from another person on this community:It would be an interesting idea to add to your mail art envelope content a small piece of material from your local hometown or country. Maybe an envelope or…Continue
inaugurazione venerd' alle 20,30 - Quilianoartisti presenti : Fernando Andolcetti, Dmitry Babenko, Francesca Biasetton, Anna Boschi, Bruno Cassaglia, Cinzio Cavallerin, Cinzia Farina, Lia Franzia, Luciano Laschi , Alfonso Lentini, Enrico Morelli.…Continue
PADIGLIONE TIBETideato e curato da Ruggero MaggiSanta Marta Congressi – SpazioPorto – Venezia9 maggio – 2 agosto 2015con il Patrocinio del Comune di Venezia …Continue