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Incoming mail art from the States

Posted by Carien van Hest on July 2, 2022 at 7:16pm 0 Comments

A beautiful watercolor from Dixie Junius:

thank you!

It sounded like a good idea at the time...

Posted by Coco Muchmore on July 2, 2022 at 4:48pm 0 Comments

I agreed to exchange faces with a member... but I immediately put it off... and off. So here goes.

CAT from Amy Candiotti

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 2, 2022 at 10:50am 0 Comments

Dangerous RED? or gentle kitty?

A kitty here, too, and fun lobster stampings!

Thank you,…

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Ali Khat arrives from Mail Art Martha

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on July 2, 2022 at 10:47am 0 Comments

Meow, Ali Khat and friends are here,

and Martha created a very nice foldilope #17

with many goodies inside!…

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Received from Mark Johnson

Posted by Maxima Strange on July 1, 2022 at 8:10pm 0 Comments

One page zine and broccoli floret! Thank you!

Received from Monster A GoGo

Posted by Maxima Strange on July 1, 2022 at 7:29pm 1 Comment

The most unusual envelope I have ever received. It took several days to arrive! 
And a letter inside, besides! 

info IUOMA

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 thousands of members. On December 2nd 2018 the 5000th member joined in.

 

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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group new painting
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Carien van Hest posted a blog post

Incoming mail art from the States

A beautiful watercolor from Dixie Junius:thank you!See More
2 hours ago
Devin S. Turk commented on Devin S. Turk's group Tiny Art
"Highlights of a tiny art collection I received from awyn!"
2 hours ago
Ilya Semenenko-Basin left a comment for Monster A GoGo
"Dear Monster, I too hope for a change for the better. Thank you for your letter. Don't forget that I am able to send mail to the USA, so I can make a collage card for you!"
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Devin S. Turk posted a blog post
4 hours ago
Coco Muchmore posted a blog post

It sounded like a good idea at the time...

I agreed to exchange faces with a member... but I immediately put it off... and off. So here goes.See More
4 hours ago
Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group caffè Italia
"Vorrei portare fino agli estremi la mia attuale ricerca multimediale: fino ad un eclettismo che sfugga da ogni stile riconoscibile. I would like to take my current multimedia research to extremes: up to an eclecticism that escapes any recognizable…"
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Luís Filipe Gomes posted blog posts
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Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's blog post neo-fluxus art
"how to distort a watercolor"
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Tyler Hannigan commented on Tyler Hannigan's group Hand Made Postcards
"To Coco Muchmore -Hand drawn, Pen & Ink postcard"
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Tyler Hannigan posted a photo

Ameba Dreaming TO Coco Muchmore

Hand drawn pen & Ink postcard
7 hours ago
Bruno Cassaglia commented on Bruno Cassaglia's group drawings, poetry, visual poetry
"Grazie W L'ARTE LIBERA DI IUOMA!!! Thanks W IUOMA'S FREE ART !!!"
8 hours ago
Luís Filipe Gomes commented on mariano filippetta's group Used Containers
"Perfume Box to Mim"
9 hours ago
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) posted blog posts
10 hours ago
Triboulet commented on Litsa Spathi / NOBODY's group German Embassy
"Hallo zusammen, ich bin ein französischer Künstler, der seit einem Jahr in Leipzig wohnt. Ich habe mich wieder aktiv mit Mail-Art beschäftigt und ich bin mir sicher, dass diese Community im Hintergrund noch aktiv ist, aber ich…"
11 hours ago
Sabrina S commented on Maxima Strange's blog post Pigeon zine and envelope from Sabrina S
"Maxima, I am so glad it arrived! :)"
11 hours ago
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"I like soft and gentle Ali Khat! Thanks, Martha, xxx"
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Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Valentine Mark Herman's group Group for Cat-Lovers
"And Amy Candiotti sent a wild RED cat, too:"
13 hours ago
Tania Krosse K posted a photo
13 hours ago
Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) commented on Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat)'s blog post Haptic Erni in Hamburg
"Greetings on a drizzle morning in Hamburg, but with mellow yellow flowers :-)"
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Literature about mail, post, postman, etc.

Started by Szabó Zelmira in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Summer Rountree Jun 17. 3 Replies

This book came to me, with the content written on stamps (Shaun Tan: Takes from Outer Suburbia).Do you know (illustrated) (children) books about: mailpostpostmanstampsetc.?No matter the language is.Thank you!…Continue

The old envelopes

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin May 29. 61 Replies

Dear friends, I bought at the auction a pack of old envelopes, with a picture, size 114x161 millimeters (4.5 x 6.3 inches), and I don't know how to use them in Mail Art. Maybe someone wants to receive such an envelope as a gift. In the future, you…Continue

Artist Image x change

Started by ArtbyJac in Mail-Art Projects May 19. 0 Replies

#2 headed out Monday! Thanks everyone! Continue

Minimalism show in France

Started by Daniel C. Boyer in Mail-Art Projects May 16. 0 Replies

Does anyone know exactly where and when the "Minimalism" show for which there was a 2018 call in France took place?Continue

Ray Johnson Project, Relazioni marginali sostenibili”

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects May 10. 0 Replies

Shozo Shimamoto, Japan"Ray Johnson Project, Sustainable Marginal Relations"The Bongiani Art Museum Collection is pleased to…Continue

Ruggero Maggi, “Ray Johnson Project, Relazioni marginali sostenibili”, 1987

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects May 10. 0 Replies

SPAZIO OPHEN VIRTUAL ART  GALLERY“Ray Johnson Project, Relazioni marginali sostenibili” Opera di Ray Johnson e di Ruggero…Continue

Poetry for Ukraine

Started by Daniel de Culla in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin May 5. 2 Replies

To read and buy:Continue

trade

Started by carl baker in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Maxima Strange May 5. 3 Replies

i am doing a series of black/white zines,10pages, original work anyone interested to exchange,message here or at my home page, cb.Continue

Sandro Bongiani Arte Contemporanea / Great solo exhibition of Ray Johnson (1927-1995).

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Fluxus and Mail-Art Apr 29. 0 Replies

Great solo exhibition of Ray Johnson (1927-1995).SANDRO BONGIANI CONTEMPORARY ARTSandro Bongiani Contemporary Art is…Continue

Tags: Arte, Contemporanea, Bongiani, Sandro, Johnson

Pigeon Post

Started by Christopher Challen in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin Apr 28. 2 Replies

Percy the pigeon has returned to our garden once again. Observing Percy gives me great pleasure and has prompted me to think about the numerous other species trying to survive out there.If humans are fashioned in the image of god then other species…Continue

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