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Trashemics by Diane Keys +! D-Kollabs with Tomoe Nakamura & Egg Tooth (Elgin, Illinois, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 28, 2015 at 2:00pm 1 Comment

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Mail art by IUOMA member Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA)

March 28, 2015 - While Diane Keys is best known as the Queen of Trash and DKult’s psychic leader, she is a talented and recognized asemic writer and visual poet as…

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Regan Shrumm: Stuffed Banana

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on March 28, 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

A wonderful piece with a very funny story.…

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Mail Art call from Germany

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 28, 2015 at 8:57am 1 Comment

...but I don't read German :-(

'must be about the theme:"NO HOME"

so...thanks for the invite!…

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Cascadia Artpost and Colin collab card

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 28, 2015 at 8:56am 0 Comments

Blue splashes amongst the other colors and meds on a collab card from Cascadia Artpost:

some flip side…

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"diode dance" by Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on March 28, 2015 at 3:30am 3 Comments

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Mail art by Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)

Part II

March 27, 2015 - I…

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Katerina Nikoltsou: Leftover Egg Art and Barcodes to boot

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on March 27, 2015 at 11:00pm 1 Comment

Yes, that is an original egg drawn by Katerina.  And as they say; "One egg in the hand is better than two in the hen."…

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SHARP EDGES FROM CB-DALE, ILLUSION

Posted by Erni Bär on March 27, 2015 at 5:27pm 4 Comments

If one can't call THIS a surprise, I don't know how to define the term - at least in my view:…

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Fill-the-Ford from Buz Blurr

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on March 27, 2015 at 4:13pm 0 Comments

Latest "news" about "keys" for the Ford-Fully-Folly of Buz!

a few of the contributors:…

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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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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Trashemics by Diane Keys +! D-Kollabs with Tomoe Nakamura & Egg Tooth (Elgin, Illinois, USA)
"Thanks for the favorites Finn & NBS. I like this mailing especially. Anyone know Egg Tooth? Definitely a real person who is active. (Incredibly, folks on FB have claimed both KDJ and Lisa Iversen (aka Lisa Lisa Kult Jam) are fake people. How…"
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Postcard from Jay Block (Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA)
"Jay, I appreciate the work you send & all you are doing otherwise in terms of the gallery, etc. Interrogating the postcard can yield some insights about the artists' process. What you write about establishing a narrative is very…"
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"I know it's been awhile ... but thank you for your mail art. I'm pretty sure I sent to you.  Having a bit of difficulty keeping track here, so  my apologies. well wishes...Nikki"
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Jay Block commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post Postcard from Jay Block (Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA)
"Thank you for your kind words.  I like the postcard format as a window to work in, and that it is a personal size object.  Narrative of some sort is important in the cards... this takes different forms from philosophy to color theory...…"
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Borderline Grafix commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post "diode dance" by Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)
"The blog is great, it focuses on the points of difference and similarities between the information revolution and human evolution.  I guess we don't live in a vacuum, and that is what Ruud is interested in, I think (humbly). Where would we…"
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De Villo Sloan commented on De Villo Sloan's blog post "diode dance" by Ruud Janssen (Breda, Netherlands)
"Thanks, BG. Some of us do tend to speculate and theorize. Grigori Antonin, for one, didn't feel it was productive and used to say something like: "Make art. Mail [verb] art. Receive art." That's all you need to know and do."
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Erni Bär commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Mail Art call from Germany
"Call goes like this: Hello - House St. Martin am Autoberg (what kind of institution that is, I don't know) invites you to participate in the mail art call NO HOME. As you can see, it's about the many  facets of homelessness, having no…"
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Erni Bär commented on FinnBadger's blog post Triple the Erniness!
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Erni Bär commented on Erni Bär's blog post SHARP EDGES FROM CB-DALE, ILLUSION
"It's just the second time I received something from this artist. Now I have to think about HOW  poor me could ever match his sending. Won't be easy! "
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MUSEO DIOTTI / MILLE SALUTI DA CASALMAGGIORE

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects 18 hours ago. 0 Replies

Mille saluti da CasalmaggioreDalle cartoline storiche alla Mail Art28 marzo – 3 maggio 2015Museo DiottiVia Formis 17 – Casalmaggioreinaugurazione sabato 28 marzo ore 17.00…Continue

Tags: PRIORI, OPHEN, MUSEO, RUGGERO, SALERNO.

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Rachel on Tuesday. 399 Replies

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

"Mail Art Disruption" a cura di Vittore Baroni

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Mar 15. 0 Replies

"Mail Art Disruption" sezione mail art di…Continue

Tags: Archive, EON, Škuc, Gallery, Slovenia

Morning Star Poles photos inspired by Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells".

Started by Valentine Mark Herman in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman Mar 13. 6 Replies

I have been working on a series of Aboriginal-type Morning Star Poles for a few weeks, and have just completed the first series of 18 that will be included in my forthcoming "Masques" (Masks) Exhibition.Last night I listened to Mike Oldfield's…Continue

Curiosities

Started by Rachel in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Rachel Mar 12. 2 Replies

I am putting together an exhibition with Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman about artists and judaism. Share a thought, some ideas, experiences, or questions (I guarantee I won't have the answer!) through postal art.Work has started to come in - some really…Continue

I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe theme:" Woman Fashion"

Started by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES in Mail-Art Projects Mar 9. 0 Replies

English Version. To participate in the “I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”You are kindly invited to participate in the “I International Mail Art call the Art Gallery Getafe”.We were motivated by the words “Woman Fashion” we…Continue

Tags: mujer, fashion, woman, project, moda

 
 
 

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