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MAIL ART MEDICATION

Posted by Erni Bär on March 5, 2015 at 1:15pm 1 Comment

Yes! There really exists something like that. How I know? Because I received my individual treatment today by the friendly and sufficient mail service of Deutsche Post AG:…

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Trashpo by Erica Durante (DKULTJER President) (Waldwick, New Jersey, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 5, 2015 at 3:04am 1 Comment

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Mail-art by Erica Durante (Waldwick, New Jersey, USA)

March 3, 2015 - Erica Durante is a wonderful correspondent. Her work often explores the verbal-visual realm (as some have attempted to describe vispo),…

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DiKULTomy

Posted by FinnBadger on March 5, 2015 at 1:00am 5 Comments

DKULT (Diane Keys) is the Queen of TrashPo.



She sent me a series of works, included in the envelope, each one with two sides.…



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Genesis P-Orridge Fan Club with allison anne (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 4, 2015 at 4:57pm 0 Comments

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

March 4, 2015 - allison anne is definitely a wise and discerning music fan, especially…

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LOOOONG COLLAGE FOR THE HAPTIC WEREWOLF HAS ARRIVED

Posted by Erni Bär on March 4, 2015 at 3:54pm 9 Comments

Well, it's REALLY very long, namely 81 cm while the width is 33 cm!…

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ERNI BÄR HAS BEEN GRANTED FULL REMISSION OF SINS AND WILL GET OUT OF HELL FREE - BANZAI!!

Posted by Erni Bär on March 4, 2015 at 2:00pm 2 Comments

Wonderful things filled my letterbox today. I finally got my new book on the late great German artist Joseph Beuys from Amazon and two magnificent sendings of mail art. The first of the latter comes from an IUOMA member I have had no contact with so far. But as been said in a certain Dylan song that someday everything's gonna be different I clearly feel THAT day is today having received…

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Vispo Bagism by Matthew Stolte (Madison, Wisconsin, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 4, 2015 at 1:48pm 0 Comments

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Mail-art by IUOMA member Matthew Stolte (Madison, Wisconsin, USA)

March 4, 2015 - I am always thrilled to receive new work from Matthew Stolte and to share it. No matter how recognized and in demand he might be in the vispo…

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Forgive everyone everything - Morrie Schwartz

Posted by Ruud Janssen on March 4, 2015 at 6:30am 1 Comment

Small little gift from Richmond -USA (thanks Mim!)…

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Fly high, write that down from Denise Woodward

Posted by Angie & Snooky on March 4, 2015 at 2:12am 1 Comment

Denise Woodward sent me this great lino tree with the washi tape saying, "Fly high, write that down ..."

Thank you so much Denise. It's nice to meet…

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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....

 

Latest Activity

Giovanni Bianchini commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post "Ray Johnson: The Zen Master of the Social Network" (link to article in Utne Reader)
"Ray Johnson's Web Long before the Net, mail art created its own virtual reality.    Michael ScottSun Visual Art CriticVancouver Sun, November 11-18, 1999     If you cast your mind back, way back before "www"…"
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Richard BAUDET posted photos
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De Villo Sloan commented on FinnBadger's blog post DiKULTomy
"DK, I remember the video well, although it is very far back. I can't find it this time around. But it was called the clothesline project and you'll get more relevant hits. I'll try smore…"
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DKULT commented on DKULT's group All Things Trashpo
"miss you muchly mucho NBS great to see you here. I've made assemblages out of two of the canvases you sent me and another one on its' way naked through the mail!"
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DKULT commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Trashpo by Erica Durante (DKULTJER President) (Waldwick, New Jersey, USA)
"Love this! can't stand looking at the curly Qs at the bottom--simple pristine but clearly trashpo"
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's blog post MAIL ART MEDICATION
"I already feel much better just by looking at the stuff! Is this my time of miracle and wonder? "
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DKULT commented on FinnBadger's blog post DiKULTomy
"DVS --- i sent something out t Richard Canard  hoping it arrives postage due cuz i was low on stamps p.s. I can't find my laundry line video anywhere here? you keep much better records and have more archive searchability than me (I?) can…"
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DKULT commented on FinnBadger's blog post DiKULTomy
"call to collaboration in every envelope:)  thanks for blogging Finn"
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Erni Bär posted blog posts
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Annamaria Massardo commented on Tonneli Anais Gruetter's photo
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"Today I received a wonderful breakfast!!!!!!!! Grazie!!!"
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's blog post LOOOONG COLLAGE FOR THE HAPTIC WEREWOLF HAS ARRIVED
"Thanks Angie.How's Kunsthund Snooky? "
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Angie & Snooky commented on Erni Bär's blog post LOOOONG COLLAGE FOR THE HAPTIC WEREWOLF HAS ARRIVED
"Great blog!"
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Mail Art: Rec'd from Angie & Snooky

"Hi Michele! Nice to be friends with you here at the ning."
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Ian C Dengler posted photos
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Richard BAUDET left a comment for Sevda
"welcome  Sevda !!!"
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Richard BAUDET left a comment for Pier Wal
"Welcome Pier ! "
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De Villo Sloan posted photos
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"Wildlife in Hamburg: "
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's group OFF SCENE AKADEMIE HAMBURG
"Must be from an old sending. Care for a slice of pizza on stone ... ... or would this cat maybe like it? "
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's blog post LOOOONG COLLAGE FOR THE HAPTIC WEREWOLF HAS ARRIVED
"I see. The parcel I posted on Dec. 16th, 2014: The goodies I had bought at a Greek food store in the vicinity, and the paper had come as wrapping material with a sending of Tibetan incense I had ordered that month!"
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Johnny Marr (The Smiths guitarist) Mail-Artist?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Kerri Pullo on Tuesday. 18 Replies

Yesterday I was floating around the Record Store Day website looking for limited releases coming out on that day. At the bottom of the page I noticed a trailer for a movie about independent British record stores. As I watched all of the talking…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by dystatic Feb 21. 397 Replies

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

Mail Art Project / CARD MUSEO DIOTTI

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Feb 19. 0 Replies

INVITO MAIL ART- CARDMuseo Diotti di  Casalmaggiore (CR)…Continue

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Le Petit Prince - Mail Art - The Little Prince

Started by Yana Yaroshevskaya in Mail-Art Projects Feb 18. 0 Replies

2015, announced as a year of literature in Russia, will go under the…Continue

walker art center exhibition on fluxus: "art expanded, 1958-1978"

Started by allison anne in Fluxus and Mail-Art Feb 18. 0 Replies

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

Interested in a Collab Book?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby Feb 18. 36 Replies

The first ten people to volunteer will be included in this project. I will mail to…Continue

 
 
 

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