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Self Portrait Finale . .

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The Finale Exhibit of Mail Art at the Studio J ArtSpace location:
Exhibition closing event: Early September 2022

MT in 5

Posted by Matthew Stolte on May 16, 2022 at 8:22pm 1 Comment

New Book! 

visual and concrete poetry by MT Stolte created over a 25 year period beginning with first works & ending with collaborations with contemporary visual poets Andrew Topel, C. Mehrl Bennett & John M. Bennett

ISBN: 978-1-7353850-4-4

Incoming: Mother Brando, Katerina Nikoltsou, Cameron Terhune and Cascadia Artpost

Posted by William M on May 16, 2022 at 6:36pm 0 Comments

It's been a long time since I've received mail in one of these USPS envelopes. Oddly, the envelope seems perfect with no damage at all. very curious.



Two envelopes with three cards arrived today from Katerina. Two…

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CATS from Mail Art Martha

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 16, 2022 at 9:20am 3 Comments

The Foldilope #16 arrived, with many goodies and many cats :-)

The nice story of the cats that belonged to Martha,…

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Monster-A-GoGo sends spiders

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 16, 2022 at 9:18am 3 Comments

ooooh, i really find spiders creepy!

but this is a very nice huge odd-shaped "naked' card,

and I was very happy to see it arrived safely.

There was no return address on it, only a…

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

 

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Self Portrait Finale . .

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MT in 5

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Minimalism show in France

Started by Daniel C. Boyer in Mail-Art Projects 8 hours ago. 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

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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

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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

The New Whizbang

Started by Dr. Arcane in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Michelangelo Mayo Apr 5. 3 Replies

I am going to create just ten 'Whizbangs,' of the new, solid, 'tank' design for artists of the artistamp community. I will keep theprice as low as I can, because the intention is to get these stampperforators out in the community of artists. Please…Continue

The old envelopes

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin Apr 1. 60 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

Glück

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mail Art Martha Mar 8. 8 Replies

What Do you think of the poetry of Louise Elisabeth Glück?(Unfortunately, it is not in the Mail Art.)Continue

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