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Hannah Höch's Birthday!!!

Posted by Chorianopoulou Maria on October 23, 2019 at 10:38am 0 Comments

On Nov. 1st (1889) would be Hannah Höch’s 130th Birthday!!!

She has been a collage / photomontage pioneer. She was part of the Dada movement and also became involved in the De Stijl art movement.

By the end of November, I will post a photo of my Hannah Hoch Birthday Box. I will create this box to contain all the mailart I'll receive from fellow participants in the project … [Initiated by Mary Anne, famous mailartist from the UK].

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Inauguration of the SEA-FIRE-HUMAN Project

Posted by Chorianopoulou Maria on October 23, 2019 at 8:12am 3 Comments

On October 16, 2019, took place the inauguration of the Exhibition, Sea-Fire-Man at the 19th Athens High School.
The event was attended by the Japanese artists Mr. Ryosuke Cohen and Noriko Shimizu, Russian mail artist Yuri Gik who gave…
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Received Mail from Matthew Stolte

Posted by Jorge Martin on October 21, 2019 at 4:44pm 0 Comments

Collage and poem from Matthew…

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Received Mail from Bonniediva

Posted by Jorge Martin on October 21, 2019 at 3:10pm 1 Comment

"Men Of Dada". What a great collage; so many things to look at!!

Received Mail from Tiny Whisk

Posted by Jorge Martin on October 21, 2019 at 3:04pm 0 Comments

Very cute collage with different layers, gold ink, etc. Tiny Whisk always surprises me!

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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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Cascadia Artpost commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Mary Anne - Please send me Nioriko's address. Thank you! ~ Jack@Cascadia Artpost"
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Fulgor Silvi posted a photo
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Jennifer Wallace posted photos
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Mary Anne commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Here is a list of participants for any latecomers.  Message me for addresses . . . Hannah Höch Birthday Box Project Participants: Charlotte Geister, GERMANY Stefan Brand Stifter, GERMANY Maria Chorianopoulou, GREECE Katerina Nikoltsou,…"
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Mary Anne commented on Ruud Janssen's group Mail-Art Projects List
"Just a late mention of the 'Hannah Hoch's Birthday Box' project that we have been busy with over in the 'Hannah Hoch's Fan Club' group here at IUOMA. There is a list of contributors on the group page.  Anyone can…"
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Mary Anne commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"Here is a little thought about simple sums.  We have eighteen announced contributors to our little Birthday Box project but, according to the club header, there are twenty two members of this group. Come on sleeping partners.  Come and…"
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Bruno Cassaglia left a comment for Judith Dagan
"Grazie per l'amicizia!  W LA PACE FRA I POPOLI::: W IUOMA E LA MAIL ART! un abbraccio fraterno. bruno poetamailartfluxus"
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Mary Anne commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"All the American presents went into the mail yesterday;  everyone else's will go on Friday - hopefully. Always room for a few latecomers . . . "
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PATRICIA LANDON commented on Chorianopoulou Maria's blog post Inauguration of the SEA-FIRE-HUMAN Project
"a MISO soup of awesomeness!"
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Mary Anne commented on Mail Art Martha's photo
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Baudhuin Simon (Belgium)

"There was some Anna Banana stamps on E-bay too . . .  As another little reminder of the real world I ought to add that anything posted on IUOMA, or anywhere else on this magic box, can be 'saved', 're-posted' or…"
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Chorianopoulou Maria commented on Heleen de Vaan's group Hannah Höch (fan club)
"I am in the list... Just in case you have not my adress is... Maria Chorianopoulou  Vriandos 33  11364 Athens - Greece HAPPY BIRTHDAY HANNAH!!!"
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Chorianopoulou Maria posted blog posts
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Hannah Höch (fan club)

Some mail artists add a stamp print to their mail art, saying 'Hannah Hoch Fan Club'.Until I received these stamp prints I never had heard of…See More
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Chorianopoulou Maria commented on Chorianopoulou Maria's blog post Inauguration of the SEA-FIRE-HUMAN Project
"see video by Nicolas Malevitsis, here https://youtu.be/BhPEzu0nmPo"
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Profile IconMick Boyle and Mikel Untzilla joined Ruud Janssen's group
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Mail-Art Cafe

The Place where there is no specific theme. A real social group for you......See More
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Jennifer Wallace commented on Mail Art Martha's photo
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Baudhuin Simon (Belgium)

"Why am I not surprised - but also aghast? I cannot believe the drive to sell all and everything around us now, so we can expect to see someone trying to make money out of everything we leave behind and cannot control the destiny of. I was born in…"
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Jennifer Wallace commented on Ilya Semenenko-Bassin's photo
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"It's great! Super-dynamic."
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Jennifer Wallace left a comment for Tabatha
"Was the returned mail coming back from addresses you'd used recently? My impression is that mail only gets returned to the sender when they really can't deliver it - too big for the mail box, no mail box, etc. One of my grandfathers worked…"
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Mail Art Martha left a comment for Tabatha
"As to your returned envelopes, Tabatha, here in the UK there is a limit to the thickness of them. 5 mm maximum, anything thicker is a packet. May be that is the problem."
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Mail Art Martha commented on Mail Art Martha's photo
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Baudhuin Simon (Belgium)

"Really? I am so shocked. mail art sold by mail artists. I lead a sheltered life, obviously, I did not know this was going on. The only time I came across such low deed was years ago when Anna Banana was talking about selling her archive ( without…"
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Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by res nullius aka. "res" Oct 17. 47 Replies

Many of us keep blogs and have twitter accounts, and I know that many of us post up our best work there. Personally I love seeing people's work on their blogs, and I follow the latest work of many mailartists on Twitter too, where the banter is…Continue

Tags: mailartists, twitter, blogs

what is your favorite glue?

Started by katie belknap in Technical Details in Mail-Art. Last reply by res nullius aka. "res" Oct 16. 23 Replies

Hey All.I used to use rubber cement for gluing paper together but a book and writings archivist said that it is the worst over time because both pieces become slightly transparent (as if soaked in oil) and separate anyway. When I am on the go I…Continue

Oh, dear. Have I maybe overdone the grimdark on this one piece?

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Bill Lowenburg Oct 9. 4 Replies

 Early this afternoon our friend Lamar came to visit, and i showed him a few of my recent postcards that i was about to go drop in the mailbox He said they were cool lookin'.... Then he came to a certain one that i was actually proud how it came out…Continue

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Adam Roussopoulos Sep 28. 527 Replies

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

AML? Is it still extant...?

Started by S. A. Walker in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by S. A. Walker Sep 25. 18 Replies

The last time I was a member of IUOMA, I was still involved with mailart thru the AML List (Artists' Mailing List?).  We sent "anniversary" stamps to one another, I recall.  The last one I made was for the 10th anniversary in 2009.  Does this list…Continue

What’s your favorite kind of mail-art?

Started by Cherub Ayers in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Keith S. Chambers Sep 18. 10 Replies

Hello, what are your favorite types of mail art to receive? What is your leave favorite kind?Continue

Mail art projects

Started by Dimitra Papatheodorou in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mary Anne Sep 16. 5 Replies

I would like to ask whether the mail artists organising a mail art project usually send a reply to the artist who takes part in the project? Is their reply a mail art, a simple e-mail or no reply at all. Is there a documentation? What is your…Continue

MOOP:JOURNALS

Started by Jennifer Wallace in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Mary Anne Sep 3. 1 Reply

Not my own project, but one I've just signed up for. It's limited to the UK, though.CALL-OUT: Be part of our…Continue

Carl T. Chew - RCBz - Reid Wood, IDENTITY OF ARTIST / Marginal Active Resistances Two

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects Aug 22. 0 Replies

Pavilion Lautania Virtual Valley / Spazio Ophen Virtual Art MuseumCarl T.  Chew - RCBz - Reid  WoodIDENTITY OF ARTIST / Marginal Active Resistances TwoTre proposte  internazionali indipendenti con un testo di Sandro  Bongiani presentate in…Continue

Tags: Spazio, Contemporanea, Arte, Ophen, Virtual

Italy /Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano"

Started by Giovanni Bonanno in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Bassin Jul 19. 1 Reply

Convocazione Internazionale di Arte Postale “ Omaggio a Fausto Paci - Ambasciatore Cavelliniano  in occasione del suo 95° compleanno…Continue

Tags: Boschi, Pier, Anna, Spagnuolo, Lucia

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