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My Facebook account [Илья Семененко-Басин] is banned

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on February 16, 2020 at 2:33pm 3 Comments

Dear friends,

My Facebook account [Илья Семененко-Басин] is banned. I didn't do anything illegal. The suspicions arose in connection with the posting of a large number of photos on Saturday, February 15. These photos show the works of art I received. I just wanted to thank the artists who sent me mail.

They think I'm a political agitator or a fraud... In the future, I will not be able to post so many photos on the Internet, they attract attention and arouse suspicion.



Mail from Nana

Posted by Carien van Hest on February 16, 2020 at 12:34pm 0 Comments

A cute blue dino!

Mail that came to me in January. Thanks USA! - 3

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on February 15, 2020 at 3:21pm 0 Comments

Mail that came to me in January. Thanks USA! This is great. Please take a look.
Thank you,

Ed Giecek
Nancy Gene Armstrong
Mike Parsons
Bonniediva Bonnie Shorr
Josh Ronsen

I thank Nancy for the postage stamps she gave me.

Thanks Aziz Qchini !

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on February 15, 2020 at 1:36pm 0 Comments

Mail that came to me in January. I like this artwork. Thanks Aziz Qchini !

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 thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.


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