On August 16th 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. In November 2008 this IUOMA platform at NING became the home for members.
Thank you Stan for the surprise card and mail art. It is always great to be surprised when visiting the letterbox. I'll be very sorry when the postie is a thing of the past but fear that that's where we are headed very quickly.Continue
It's time to catch up on sending out Mail Art to people who've so generously sent me mail. I have a container on my studio table where I put that mail. Today, going through it, I came across my last mail from Guido. It arrived in August. I hadn't opened it. Why, I can't remember. Opening it today was bitter sweet -…Continue
Mail-art by IUOMA member meeah williams (Brooklyn, New York, USA)
October 30, 2014 - I can only assume this wonderful, large postcard-size work comes from my Brooklyn correspondent, meeah williams. The determination was…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........
The following story appeared in today's UK "Daily Telegraph":COCK-A- DOODLE OOH.... A MAN WHO SUFFERED FOR HIS ARTA South African performance artist who tied a live rooster to his penis during an impropmtu open-air show near the Eiffel Tower was…Continue
Hello everyone, I'm new here and looking forward to taking part in mail art swaps.But.. I was thinking I would really like to do a friendship journal swap with one person. Instead of writing letters like a normal penpal we both start a journal and…Continue
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
I am sometimes confused about mailart and so I hesitate to send because Iwant to do it right. I have heard conflicting opinions about what is actually mailart.Maybe all of them are true and acceptable??*Mailart should be on the addressed and…Continue