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incoming from Monsenhor enVide neFelibata's

Posted by Mara on May 7, 2015 at 9:58am 0 Comments

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D-Karmic Wheel by Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on May 6, 2015 at 4:00pm 3 Comments

DK - 5.5.2015 - 1

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Privacy is the Next Revolution

Posted by liketelevisionsnow on May 5, 2015 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

New work posted on the blog from TICTAC, Carina Granlund, Dorian Marinho, and Borderline Grafix! See it all here: Privacy is the Next Revolution Blog.

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Keith S Chambers: Conch Frog Bonobo

Posted by Dean aka Artist in Seine on May 5, 2015 at 8:24pm 2 Comments

Yes, I thought the title of this one was going to be…

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my page....

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http://iuoma-network.ning.com/profile/galicias

Before Facebook era, I did not know anybody in IUOMA but member just sent me without telling me or asking…

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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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Mail-Art Books

All about Books and Publications connected to Mail-Art. Add information about books you have or have read.Follow the link for an album with over 200 mail-art publications. Most are in selective archives amd hard to get.See More
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SARAH WALDRON

"I'm so glad it arrived safely! "
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TOOLS OF THE TRADE

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Eva (Mail Adventures) commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Orange lovers
"Thanks for the picture! Concerning Felipe, I'm afraid that almost eveyone in spain (except journalists) is calling him "prince" :/"
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incoming from Monsenhor enVide neFelibata's

... dont be a prick, just print it!i love it ....thanks you very much Monsenhor enVide neFelibata'si send you one back !See More
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Mail/Art online and Privacy

In the starting years of Mail-Art, the communication went outside the gallery systems, and wasn't visible for the outside world at all. Mail-Art was sent from sender to receiver, and nobody else would see the result (unless there was a small documentation or the show was for a public.These days with the Internet, we show all out production to all online (the Internet is a public place), and the privacy we once had seems to become so much less because the network has embraced the Internet too. Some old-time mail-artists still refuse to use the Internet.What are your thoughts on this?See More
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Ruud Janssen commented on liketelevisionsnow's group Privacy is the Next Revolution
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submarine hippopotamus by Keith Chambers

Incoming mail! submarine hippopotamus by Keith Chambers, postmarked April 28th, 2015. Do I look excited or scared? I think that I look like the hippo.
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Ruud Janssen commented on liketelevisionsnow's group Privacy is the Next Revolution
"this time a handpainted envelope for your project. I hope it arrives safely....."
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"an envelope with some work is on its way to you for the project!"
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Ruud Janssen commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art Projects List
":: NEW YORK – BIG APPLE I :: MAIL ART SHOW   An important event that, promoted by The New York Boyer Foundation, invites all around the world artists to participate on this international art exhibition. Exhibition from 1 December to 31…"
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Aussie Rules!

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History of mailart

Started by An. U. in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Visual Mom on Tuesday. 3 Replies

Hello, dear mail artists!Could you please help me with my academic work..?I must give a lecture about history of mail art and mail art itself. Maybe you could advise me some useful links, and maybe you know some online videos about mailart I could…Continue

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

Started by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO CIFUENTES on Friday. 2 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

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Dov Alfon Apr 30. 405 Replies

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

SEMIOTICAMENTE/ Marcello Diotallevi a Villa Carlotta

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

SEMIOTICAMENTE/ Marcello Diotallevi a Villa Carlotta L'esposizione prende lo spunto dai lavori di Marcello Diotallevi, uno dei più noti mail-artisti Italiani. Attraverso l’esposizione di libri, documenti, opere d’arte e reperti naturali, si mettono…Continue

Tags: ARTE, BONGIANI, SANDRO, CALDARELLI, CONTEMPORANEA

Hey anyone can suggests me any image sharing sites?

Started by james kelli in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by FinnBadger Apr 15. 2 Replies

Hey anyone can suggests me any image sharing sites?Continue

TERZA BIENNALE DEL LIBRO D'ARTISTA - Pan Palazzo delle arti di Napoli

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Apr 3. 0 Replies

Terza Biennale del libro d’artista 4 – 18 aprile 2015PAN Palazzo delle…Continue

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Interested in a Collab Book?

Started by jon foster in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Terry Owenby Apr 2. 37 Replies

The first ten people to volunteer will be included in this project. I will mail to…Continue

walker art center exhibition on fluxus: "art expanded, 1958-1978"

Started by allison anne in Fluxus and Mail-Art. Last reply by Borderline Grafix Apr 1. 1 Reply

was curious whether any of you had caught this exhibition at the walker in minneapolis. it draws from their own collection of fluxus works and ephemera,…Continue

MUSEO DIOTTI / MILLE SALUTI DA CASALMAGGIORE

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Mar 27. 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.

 
 
 

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