On August 16th 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. In November 2008 this IUOMA platform at NING became the home for members.
And I have posted already mail art to Richard Baudet and JessiebyDesign.Continue
Just a few words to say how I am sorry! Actually I can't be present in IUOMA but if you want you can visit my blog :
Thank you and have nices postal exchanges!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jean-François Vigeon (FRANCE)
To my overseas friends, the cost of postage for an overseas postcard has gone up to $1.10! I have to restrict what I'm sending overseas as a budget choice not because I don't want to send overseas mail art. I wish I could send more! Thank you for understanding.
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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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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