On August 16th 1988 the idea of the IUOMA was born. In November 2008 this IUOMA platform at NING became the home for members.
Well, let's see if some ORANGE Lovers in my mail box became "framed" here?
It is another super fun card from In…Continue
Well, this fun collage card from Hamburg does have a bit of ORANGE,
and it was in my mail box along with the other…Continue
And another ORANGE Lovers mail art card arrived, this time from Anu.
It has these fun characters...all in…Continue
The color ORANGE Lovers group is doing a mail art exchange and this arrived from Angie,
and Snooky :-) That is a…Continue
I came across this interesting article about a very recent "performance" at the Jeff Koons show at the Whitney Museum. The vandal splashed red paint (story update now speculates blood) on the walls, and no artwork was damaged. You can see in the article "Monty Cantsin" was written in red paint, and the man identified sure looks a lot like Canadian performance artist Istvan Kantor. Kantor and David Zack, along with Blaster Al and other luminaries, founded Neoism, which swept through the…Continue
Recently arrived in Greece, these four "boekies"/ pamphlets from John Bennett.
They came in a recognizable envelope,…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........
Hello everyone, I'm new here and looking forward to taking part in mail art swaps.But.. I was thinking I would really like to do a friendship journal swap with one person. Instead of writing letters like a normal penpal we both start a journal and…Continue
Would anyone care to discuss the etiquette of online representations of mail art?Some of the pieces I've received (both personally and for a project that I'm currently involved in) are copyrighted. Is it acceptable to scan and make online galleries,…Continue
How many of you has this happened to? Between what countries?Don't you hate when mail is lost. Lost art. Lost communication.And it also sucks losing a little cash each time as it adds up.Lately I sent mail to Germany, Argentina and France that was…Continue