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Hannah Höch's Birthday!!!

Posted by Chorianopoulou Maria on October 23, 2019 at 10:38am 0 Comments

On Nov. 1st (1889) would be Hannah Höch’s 130th Birthday!!!

She has been a collage / photomontage pioneer. She was part of the Dada movement and also became involved in the De Stijl art movement.

By the end of November, I will post a photo of my Hannah Hoch Birthday Box. I will create this box to contain all the mailart I'll receive from fellow participants in the project … [Initiated by Mary Anne, famous mailartist from the UK].

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Inauguration of the SEA-FIRE-HUMAN Project

Posted by Chorianopoulou Maria on October 23, 2019 at 8:12am 3 Comments

On October 16, 2019, took place the inauguration of the Exhibition, Sea-Fire-Man at the 19th Athens High School.
The event was attended by the Japanese artists Mr. Ryosuke Cohen and Noriko Shimizu, Russian mail artist Yuri Gik who gave…
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Received Mail from Matthew Stolte

Posted by Jorge Martin on October 21, 2019 at 4:44pm 0 Comments

Collage and poem from Matthew…

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Received Mail from Bonniediva

Posted by Jorge Martin on October 21, 2019 at 3:10pm 2 Comments

"Men Of Dada". What a great collage; so many things to look at!!

Received Mail from Tiny Whisk

Posted by Jorge Martin on October 21, 2019 at 3:04pm 0 Comments

Very cute collage with different layers, gold ink, etc. Tiny Whisk always surprises me!

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

 

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Baudhuin Simon (Belgium)

"Jennifer, Carmen, Mary Ann. I found that Roberto Scala is also a member of IUOMA so I challenged him. I am getting ready for the storm!"
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Mail Art Martha left a comment for Roberto Scala
"I found PIGDADA mailart for sale in eBay. The seller is  Venditore robertscal9 (170) 100.0%eBay seller from Mar 2017Location: MILANO Please tell me it is not you!!!"
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Mail Art Martha left a comment for Cascadia Artpost
"Jack! I have put a Fluxus Buck in walmarthretailia.blogspot.com for download with a bit of an explanation. I wish I had known at the begining of the year it could have been a nice project. I received your postcard, great shot of the poor hardworking…"
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Mail Art Martha left a comment for Shellie Lewis
"On my second visit to explore your page I am even more impressed.It is not only beautiful but informative, I shall come again for the web accessibility lesson. I have been meaning to rehatch my page and cannot find the time!"
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Cascadia Artpost left a comment for Afritha Hasana
"Afritha, I am glad that you received my postcard. Fluxus Bucks are a faux currency circulated among mail artists and originated by Ex Posto Facto (Julie Jeffries) from Texas USA. Later this week I will send you some examples and a full sheet of…"
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Afritha Hasana left a comment for Cascadia Artpost
"Thank you cascadia artpost. Received your post card for 25th anniversary of fluxus bucks,its was looking so good thank you..but as i am very new mail art i don't no what is fluxus bucks can you please tell me what is this"
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res nullius aka. "res" joined Ruud Janssen's group
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Ray Johnson (1927-1995)

A group for remembering Ray Johnson. RIP-  Ray Johnson October 16, 1927 - January 13, 1995. This group was created precisely 16 years after his death.See More
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Jayne Barket Lyons commented on Jorge Martin's blog post Received Mail from Bonniediva
"Nice, Bonniediva! Thanks for sharing, Jorge."
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Jayne Barket Lyons commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Status on my Hannah H. Birthday Box stuff: spent the weekend creating the art pieces, and I’m almost finished with addressing the envelopes. I’ll be heading to the post office tomorrow. Once everything’s in the mail I’ll…"
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Carmela Rizzuto posted photos
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Carmen Kennedy commented on Mail Art Martha's photo
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Baudhuin Simon (Belgium)

"That is a shame that a fellow mail artist would try to profit on the work of another mail artist. Bad karma, for sure. "
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Carmela Rizzuto posted photos
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Mary Anne commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"I see that Noriko - not Nioriko - accompanied Ryosuke on his jaunt to Greece.  I wonder if it can be spelled both ways?"
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Mary Anne left a comment for Visual Mom
"Just checking - Heleen thought it was Noriko not Nioriko Shimizu?"
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Mary Anne commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Hi Heleen.  I hadn't recognised Ryosuke's address - shame on me - but Visual Mom gave the name I have on the list Nioriko.  I will double check."
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EdnaToffoli

Lovely collage came today from Edna Toffoli In Brasil along with a Jon Foster Add & Pass "Fill in a Box and Pass. Thanks, Edna!
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Marya Dawn joined Ruud Janssen's group
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Mail-Art History

In this group I ask members to place links to sources (new and historic ones) for people who like to do research on the subject of mail-art.I will moderate this group, so postings not related to the subject will be edited or deleted. There are…See More
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Ilya Semenenko-Bassin commented on Ilya Semenenko-Bassin's photo
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"Thanks Jennifer ! "
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Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by res nullius aka. "res" Oct 17. 47 Replies

Many of us keep blogs and have twitter accounts, and I know that many of us post up our best work there. Personally I love seeing people's work on their blogs, and I follow the latest work of many mailartists on Twitter too, where the banter is…Continue

Tags: mailartists, twitter, blogs

what is your favorite glue?

Started by katie belknap in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by res nullius aka. "res" Oct 16. 23 Replies

Hey All.I used to use rubber cement for gluing paper together but a book and writings archivist said that it is the worst over time because both pieces become slightly transparent (as if soaked in oil) and separate anyway. When I am on the go I…Continue

Oh, dear. Have I maybe overdone the grimdark on this one piece?

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Bill Lowenburg Oct 9. 4 Replies

 Early this afternoon our friend Lamar came to visit, and i showed him a few of my recent postcards that i was about to go drop in the mailbox He said they were cool lookin'.... Then he came to a certain one that i was actually proud how it came out…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Adam Roussopoulos Sep 28. 527 Replies

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

AML? Is it still extant...?

Started by S. A. Walker in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by S. A. Walker Sep 25. 18 Replies

The last time I was a member of IUOMA, I was still involved with mailart thru the AML List (Artists' Mailing List?).  We sent "anniversary" stamps to one another, I recall.  The last one I made was for the 10th anniversary in 2009.  Does this list…Continue

What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Keith S. Chambers Sep 18. 10 Replies

Hello, what are your favorite types of mail art to receive? What is your leave favorite kind?Continue

Mail art projects

Started by Dimitra Papatheodorou in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mary Anne Sep 16. 5 Replies

I would like to ask whether the mail artists organising a mail art project usually send a reply to the artist who takes part in the project? Is their reply a mail art, a simple e-mail or no reply at all. Is there a documentation? What is your…Continue

MOOP:JOURNALS

Started by Jennifer Wallace in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mary Anne Sep 3. 1 Reply

Not my own project, but one I've just signed up for. It's limited to the UK, though.CALL-OUT: Be part of our…Continue

Carl T. Chew - RCBz - Reid Wood, IDENTITY OF ARTIST / Marginal Active Resistances Two

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Aug 22. 0 Replies

Pavilion Lautania Virtual Valley / Spazio Ophen Virtual Art MuseumCarl T.  Chew - RCBz - Reid  WoodIDENTITY OF ARTIST / Marginal Active Resistances TwoTre proposte  internazionali indipendenti con un testo di Sandro  Bongiani presentate in…Continue

Tags: Spazio, Contemporanea, Arte, Ophen, Virtual

Italy /Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano"

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Bassin Jul 19. 1 Reply

Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano  in occasione del suo 95° compleanno…Continue

Tags: Boschi, Pier, Anna, Spagnuolo, Lucia

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