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EDMUND RECEIVES MAIL FROM THE GREEK HIPPO GANG

Posted by Erni Bär on April 1, 2015 at 12:43pm 8 Comments

What a nice surprise this morning when this was dropped in my letterbox by our friendly postwoman:…

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a recycle bird house.

Posted by Tomoe N on April 1, 2015 at 5:17am 0 Comments

I made a recycled bird house with seaweed package. see what happens...…

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The Trashpo Gift that Keeps on Giving: Has Dkult Finally Gone Too Far?

Posted by De Villo Sloan on April 1, 2015 at 2:41am 9 Comments

Virgin Mary Toast 3.30.2015

“Virgin Mary Toast” from the Mystery Gift Box (Barfa Stewart Tacky Gift Exchange)

April 1, 2015 - The Barfa Stewart Tacky Gift Exchange of the 2014-15 holiday season will be remembered in mail-art history as one…

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OPEN CALL: DOMINGOS MARTINS INTERNATIONAL MAIL ART EXHIBITION

Posted by Tamara Chagas on March 31, 2015 at 10:28pm 0 Comments

Theme: Good Emotions 


Send us an artwork with a word that means a good emotion written in your native language. For example: love, happiness, sympathy...



Open call to artists from all nationalities.
The entries are free.
 
Format: 10 x 15 cm…
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March 2015

Posted by Jane Noakes on March 31, 2015 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Third in the series of charcoal drawings of the river Kennet. I used the bridge as a bold horizontal line and vertical lines to express the rain. By using these lines, I have tried to add a feeling of stability and permanence to the structure of the composition. In contrast, the turbulent movement of the river…

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A taste of spring... and a book of Erniness

Posted by FinnBadger on March 31, 2015 at 4:10pm 3 Comments

This arrived last friday, a very cold day at the end of March when we had freezing temperatures and snow flurries. Thankfully, Katerina's mail brightened my day with a message of spring.

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My 'Kunst Hunde'? found this today!

Posted by E Elkan on March 31, 2015 at 3:55pm 6 Comments

At first I thought it might be drugs.

Turns out it was something much better.…

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Linda French: My New Clown Suit

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on March 31, 2015 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

Linda's new clown suit is the best clown suit I have ever seen.   And this isn't no clowning around Mail Art.  The Pink fur is included.…

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FAB Art & Post-Industrial Audio in the Network with allison anne (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 31, 2015 at 12:52am 0 Comments

allison - 3.30.2015 - 1

Mail art by IUOMA member allison anne (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)

March 30, 2015 - IUOMA friends must surely recall allison anne’s stunning debut upon my humble blog not long ago:…

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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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Pick the Crazy One

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China Mail Art

Discussion on China and mail art to and from China. How will we achieve that we can echange our mail art with chinese mail artists and get also chinese mail to us?
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walker art center exhibition on fluxus: "art expanded, 1958-1978"

Started by allison anne in Fluxus and Mail-Art. Last reply by Borderline Grafix 13 hours ago. 1 Reply

was curious whether any of you had caught this exhibition at the walker in minneapolis. it draws from their own collection of fluxus works and ephemera,…Continue

MUSEO DIOTTI / MILLE SALUTI DA CASALMAGGIORE

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects on Friday. 0 Replies

Mille saluti da CasalmaggioreDalle cartoline storiche alla Mail Art28 marzo – 3 maggio 2015Museo DiottiVia Formis 17 – Casalmaggioreinaugurazione sabato 28 marzo ore 17.00…Continue

Tags: PRIORI, OPHEN, MUSEO, RUGGERO, SALERNO.

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Rachel Mar 24. 399 Replies

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

"Mail Art Disruption" a cura di Vittore Baroni

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

"Mail Art Disruption" sezione mail art di…Continue

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Morning Star Poles photos inspired by Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells".

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Mar 13. 6 Replies

I have been working on a series of Aboriginal-type Morning Star Poles for a few weeks, and have just completed the first series of 18 that will be included in my forthcoming "Masques" (Masks) Exhibition.Last night I listened to Mike Oldfield's…Continue

Curiosities

Started by Rachel in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Rachel Mar 12. 2 Replies

I am putting together an exhibition with Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman about artists and judaism. Share a thought, some ideas, experiences, or questions (I guarantee I won't have the answer!) through postal art.Work has started to come in - some really…Continue

 
 
 

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