On August 16th 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. In November 2008 this IUOMA platform at NING became the home for members.
Is it just me, or does anyone else wander around lost sometimes on the IUOMA site? I keep thinking the stuff I put in will all appear in the expected place, but it's a bit of a tangle. Lots of places to enter stuff that may appear somewhere else. I think. Also, I can't seem to choose what shows up in the slide show on my page. I used to have more patience with this kind of thing, but I've gotten to expect the mechanical and electronic world to do ONLY what I deliberately direct it to do.…Continue
Mail-art by IUOMA member Susan McAllister (Berkeley, California, USA)
December 18, 2014 - Susan McAllister has been a fantastic correspondent in 2014 and has factored into my sub-project of mapping West Coast USA mail-art.…Continue
I had been wondering what to send back to Laurence in response to the great little game she sent me naked in the mail.
A few days after it arrived, on garbage collection day, this was attached to my trash can:
And the back:…Continue
Mail-art by IUOMA member WA Rodgers (Takoma Park, Maryland, USA)
December 18, 2014 - Inside-the-Beltway, Washington, DC-area correspondent WA Rodgers sent me this lovely holiday mail-art that displays her distinctive style…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........
How do you organize your incoming MailArt:- in binders or boxes or... for the old pieces- on display boards or framed or... for the recent pieces- in chronological order, by artist, by call?For those of you who hold events, what are your…Continue
BIENNALE DEL FIN DEL MUNDO IV edizione 2014/2015direttore artistico: Massimo ScaringellaItalia Paese invitato d'onoreProgetto speciale…Continue
SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYVia S. Calenda, 105 – Salerno "MISE EN BOITE / Quasi un’opera collettiva"MOSTRA COLLETTIVA INTERNAZIONALE dedicata a Christine Tarantinoa cura di Giovanni BonannoTesto critico di Douglas Dawson 7 dicembre…Continue