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Ray Johnson Exhibition Catalog with William S. Wilson Essay from Alicia Starr (Iowa City, Iowa, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on February 28, 2015 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

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February 28, 2015 - Alicia Starr is exceptionally kind, generous and thoughtful. She sent me a copy of the Challenging Rectangles…

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Past mail art from Sherry Ayers

Posted by Tomoe N on February 28, 2015 at 5:11am 0 Comments

trashpo sent to Diane

Posted by Tomoe N on February 28, 2015 at 5:00am 0 Comments

trashpo sent to Diane 

borrowed image from her FB post

Keroyon frong doll, Japanese snack…

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Marion Anderson

Posted by FinnBadger on February 28, 2015 at 1:00am 0 Comments

Spontaneously sent, beautifully drawn envelope from Greg Carter.

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Angelica Paez, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on February 27, 2015 at 10:20pm 0 Comments

Check out Angelica's collage - she has been doing this a long time, and it shows.  I look forward to more mail exchanges, and maybe I can sharpen my collage habits!…

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Susan McAllister, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on February 27, 2015 at 10:17pm 0 Comments

Wonderful drawing on the postcard size and add/return.…

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Jon Foster, your post has landed

Posted by Borderline Grafix on February 27, 2015 at 10:14pm 1 Comment

From Tuckerland, thanks!

Fish Neck is the New Fork Lint by C. Mehrl Bennett (Columbus, Ohio, USA) (+ a D-Klassic)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on February 27, 2015 at 2:36pm 6 Comments

CMB - 2.27.2015 - 1

Mail-art by IUOMA member C. Mehrl Bennett (Columbus, Ohio, USA)

February 27, 2015 - Somewhere along the meandering and dusty trail between Infinity and Columbus, John M. Bennett coined the term “fork lint,” which captured the…

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Lynn Radford

Posted by Carina on February 27, 2015 at 2:29pm 0 Comments

Andy Warhol Style:

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XX jones

Posted by Carina on February 27, 2015 at 1:30pm 1 Comment

Sent from India. Thank you, XX jones!

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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........

Today online on Ning there are almost 4000 members....

 

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Ray Johnson Exhibition Catalog with William S. Wilson Essay from Alicia Starr (Iowa City, Iowa, USA)

February 28, 2015 - Alicia Starr is exceptionally kind, generous and thoughtful. She sent me a copy of the Challenging Rectangles catalog that was available at a very popular Ray Johnson exhibit in New York City last year. I know some IUOMA members attended in addition to Alicia. This beautiful catalog, with an essay by William S. Wilson, was apparently issued several years before the recent exhibition that garnered so much praise and generated so much excitement. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend the show, which makes Alicia Starr’s gesture all the more touching. (I do not know much about the details of the show that generated the buzz. Maybe someone could report.) You should be able to click and enlarge the scans.…See More
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