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Collage from Svenja Wahl

Posted by liketelevisionsnow on April 19, 2014 at 10:55pm 0 Comments

I always enjoy receiving work from Svenja!

Minimalist mail-art & "Blunt" a new Trashbook by Eduardo Cardoso (Sines, Portugal)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on April 19, 2014 at 10:36pm 0 Comments

Eduardo - 4.18.2014 - 1

Mail-art by IUOMA member Eduardo Cardoso (Sines, Portugal)

April 18, 2014 - After completing my “Survey of Minimalist Mail-Art” posting a few months ago, I appealed to Eduardo Cardoso in Portugal to send me some new…



Posted by Erni Bär on April 19, 2014 at 6:03pm 2 Comments

Second piece of today's mail art comes from our neighbouring Lowlands:…



Posted by Erni Bär on April 19, 2014 at 5:24pm 3 Comments

This is one of two that I found in my letterbox today:…



Posted by Erni Bär on April 19, 2014 at 3:19pm 7 Comments

Today on April 19th, 2014 (it's the Saturday before Easter Sunday) I decided to visit my old friend in Hamburg's Karolinenviertel at his basement shop on Marktstraße 29:…


Carina Granlund.Finland

Posted by Amy Irwen on April 18, 2014 at 9:00pm 1 Comment

A wonderful envelope arrived in January from Carina....some Trashpo Tags

and two (2) wonderful ATC's....the first is "Long Shadows"…


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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........


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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Linda Richards yesterday. 349 Replies

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

New VINYL ART Group!

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects on Wednesday. 0 Replies

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

Un artista globale nel rapporto tra arte e vita / G. A. Cavellini 1914-2014

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects on Monday. 0 Replies

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

Tags: Ophen, Archivio, Bongiani, Mail, Art

Latin American Mail Art

Started by Deb Wilson in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by anamerari Apr 12. 5 Replies

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


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GUGLIELMO ACHILLE CAVELLINI1914 - 2014GACAUTOSTORICIZZAZIONE(Corrispondenza) Luciano Pera By Guglielmo Achille CavelliniUna grande amicizia sempre…Continue

Tags: Salerno, Sandro, Mail, Pera, Luciano




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