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momkat sends moons

Posted by jimmyconnors on September 23, 2017 at 11:27pm 0 Comments

or suns? in any case wonderful. thank you!

Tofu recalls color - mail art misplaced

Posted by Rebecca Guyver on September 21, 2017 at 11:10pm 1 Comment

Tofu is so generous with the mail art he sends me soit is doubly awful that I put his letter somewhere to blog and over time it…

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Circles from Yayoi

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 20, 2017 at 2:37pm 0 Comments

With a painted background,

wonderful circles, and a iuoma bunny!…

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ren, rennn, rennnn (not wren) from C. Mehrl Bennett

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 20, 2017 at 2:15pm 0 Comments

Aha, a little poetic boekie from Visual Mom,…

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RCBz sends mail art fun with Greek artifacts

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on September 20, 2017 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Soup and sandwich trashpo card with ancient Greek ceramic figures:

...with fruit, and a bull!

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thanks Katerina Nikoltsou

Posted by mariano filippetta on September 20, 2017 at 8:28am 2 Comments

Forked by Jimmy Connor

Posted by Jay Block on September 19, 2017 at 9:05pm 0 Comments

Great stamps from Borderline Grafix

Posted by Jay Block on September 19, 2017 at 9:04pm 1 Comment

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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 over 4700 members....

 

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Why? Because Mail Art!

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Richard Canard 1 hour ago. 1 Reply

* You always grab extra copies of free neighborhood newspapers and magazines.*You go out of your way to take religious and political tracts, flyers, handbills, handouts, Scientology personality tests and crazy person literature on the street.*There…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by JAKABHAZI Alexandru Sep 7. 491 Replies

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

Nudity Pornography artistic nude softcore hardcore in mail art how to catalogate how to avoid

Started by MoriceMarcuse in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by MoriceMarcuse Sep 6. 4 Replies

Nudity Pornography artistic nude softcore hardcore in mail art how to catalogate how to avoid the subject of this discussion its a important matter, special during art exhibits or art call .Many event are very explicit about Political or racist or…Continue

Tags: mailart, freedom, nube, pornography

Swap 10 x 15 cm or 4"x6" Art with Morice Marcuse Address List

Started by MoriceMarcuse in Mail-Art Projects Aug 31. 0 Replies

Hello,to any one wold like to swap art in Format 10x15 cm or 4"x6" can leave your address here and send me your works  i will send my artworks ASAP for Swap with yours.I waiting your Replay Morice MarcuseC/OMenconi TizianoVia Venezia 2 Scala…Continue

Tags: moricemarcuse, fluxsart, scambio, arte, exchange

SALERNO / MARCEL DUCHAMP 1887 – Area di Confine Porta Duchamp

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Discussions Aug 25. 0 Replies

SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYPAVILION  LAUTANIA  VIRTUAL  VALLEY  / 1887 - Kurt Schwitters & Marcel Duchamp “UNIVERSI  POSSIBILI / Verso La Globalità Intelligente”  a cura di  Giovanni Bonanno. Dal 6 maggio 2017 al 26 novembre 2017– Due…Continue

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Documenting Mail Art Received

Started by Toni Hanner -- tonipoet in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by maha Aug 23. 11 Replies

I'm delighted to be receiving so much wonderful Mail Art -- I love my daily trip to the mailbox. I've been trying to document (by blogging) all the Mail Art that comes to me, plus a few of my own creations. This seems to be taking more and more…Continue

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AML? Is it still extant...?

Started by S. A. Walker in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by S. A. Walker Jul 26. 9 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

Brain Cell - Ryosuke Cohen

Started by Ruud Janssen in Mail-Art Magazines and Publications. Last reply by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) Jul 13. 205 Replies

What are your thoughts about this project? Would be interesting to know what you think. Do you participate. Since when, How much times. Do you know the concept? Will also try to publish a few samples here (or others can help me with that)

Tags: Mail-Art, Project, Cell, Brain, Cohen

Starting Mail Art

Started by Bruno Andrews in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by jimmyconnors Jun 23. 21 Replies

So I just joined but I really don;t know how to start or what is acceptable to mail.  I have artwork that I would like to send on 6x6 and 8x8 canvas boards but where can I go so send my artwork?  Do I send to strangers, friends, family, etc?  Please…Continue

MAIL ART & ART PEDAGOGICS.

Started by Mikula Lüllwitz in Mail-Art Projects Jun 16. 0 Replies

Dear Mail Art Family,does anyone of you out there know of any projects or literature dealing with the connection of MAIL ART and ART PEDAGOGICS ? Maybe there are pedagogues who read these lines... and maybe someone of you already brought MAIL ART…Continue

Tags: thesis, Pedagogics, Children, Master, Teacher

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