On August 16th 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. In November 2008 this IUOMA platform at NING became the home for members.
If it is, where will it lead me to? To the stars maybe? You don't understand? Four question marks including blog's title. Let's get serious now and look at what was in the letterbox today besides that recycled domestic garbage piece from S. A.:…Continue
I love add and pass projects. They're so chaotic and random but often tell such a complex story. They're often difficult to know what to do with. How to add to them. How to keep them (or why). But, in the end, they represent this carefree compilation of many artists random thoughts, sketches, collages -…Continue
Great piece from Lucky Pierre - love the envelope too ...…Continue
I received the above ATC and handmade card from Judy recently. It came in an awesome envelope with Judy's IUOMA stamp. I always love getting your stuff Judy. Love the little extra papers you sent. The ATC is beautiful...…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........
Would you like to join me in a new Group called 'VINYL ART'?I suspect that many of you, like me, have somewhere in your house/garage/attic a collection of old Vinyl records that you have probably not played for a long, long time, but nonetheless…Continue
SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERYVia S. Calenda, 105 - Salerno “VIRTUAL UNDERGROUND”G.A.CAVELLINI1914 - 2014 Progetto dedicato all’anniversario del centenario di Guglielmo Achille Cavellini, in collaborazione con l’Archivio Cavellini di Brescia. a…Continue
Hi. I am a mail artist and a Latin American Historian. I am considering a project on Mail Art in Latin America: the evolution, what makes it unique, and how involved the region is in the art form. I have read what is on the web but I would like a…Continue