On August 16th 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. In November 2008 this IUOMA platform at NING became the home for members.
Today has been a good day for receiving good things in the mail.
various add and passes, some mini zines, some random ephemera to use, and a nice letter written on the back of some old photos. All from Jennifer Wallace, Bonniediva, and Cody Whitby. Thanks all of you, I'll be getting somethings to send to you in the next week or so.Continue
Yay IUOMA!...and i see "Salonica" in the clipping :-)
Now the city population is 1 million, and we export: mail art! ha!
'So enjoy exploring maps and map fragments...is that Ramsholt near Ipswich…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........
Today online on Ning there are thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.
HI FOLX! I took a long break off of mail art (5-7 years) but I’m back with a reignited passion for sending and receiving weird shit in the mail. I haven’t stopped making in the past years and I have a couple “ADD N’ PASS” projects that I’d love to…Continue
HOMAGE TO MAIL- ART Collages on canvas, 100x200 cm, 2020 Created by: Stefan Balog 790 stamps from 77 countries – 6 continents ( Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan,…Continue
With "planetins project", I would like to bring my work of Mail Art to maximum freedom, go beyond the theme projects, and send as much as possible to mail artists. This is to complete a network of contacts which I already started in 1980. a…Continue
...what do you do with them?Every now and then a piece of ail art will come back to me with a notation such as Recipient has moved; or No such Address, or like that--it happens to everyone, right?Well, what do you do with a card that you've sent…Continue
"#GlobalViralEmergency / Fate Soon" - Art between science, nature and technologySPACE OPHEN VIRTUAL ART GALLERY"#GlobalViralEmergency / Fate Soon"Art between science, nature and technologycurated by Sandro Bongianiwith the collaboration of Ruggero…Continue