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Received from Amy Candiotti

Posted by Maxima Strange on August 15, 2022 at 9:15pm 0 Comments

Paper doll kitty with mouse necklace! …

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Por qué me divorcie del arte?

Posted by Somajono on August 15, 2022 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

Por qué te divorcias del arte.

Porque creíste que llegarías a ganar mucho dinero con tus obras,

Porque creíste que tal vez terminarías en un museo trabajando,

Porque creíste que viajarías mucho,

Porque creíste que podrías mantenerte con el arte.

Te sentiste tan mal de ver la cruda realidad,

que poco a poco dejaste de los colores, los rollos, el performance.

Hasta que un día, estabas sentada en un escritorio mirando la pared.

Creíste que sería lo mejor,

Que…

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Received from Heide Monster

Posted by Maxima Strange on August 15, 2022 at 7:14pm 0 Comments

A variety of goodies from Heide Monster, including a fabulous letter zine. 

Received from Michel

Posted by Maxima Strange on August 15, 2022 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Excited to receive this witchy mail art from Michel! 

Received from William M

Posted by Maxima Strange on August 15, 2022 at 6:52pm 0 Comments

My copy of The Rubber Postcard arrived today. Thank you, William!…

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Received from Monster A GoGo

Posted by Maxima Strange on August 15, 2022 at 6:35pm 4 Comments

Submissions to Miss Maxima’s Goth Emporium and a Twilight Postcard! …

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Received from Picasso Gaglione

Posted by Maxima Strange on August 15, 2022 at 6:29pm 0 Comments

Picasso sent a copy of his Stamp Zine. Wonderful!…

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Miss Maxima’s Goth Emporium Submissions, 6, 7, 8

Posted by Maxima Strange on August 15, 2022 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

Monster A GoGo (top)

Carien Van Hest (L)

Paulo Alexandre Teles (R)

THANK YOU!!!

The latest from Pam Chatfield!

Posted by Coco Muchmore on August 15, 2022 at 5:30pm 1 Comment

And octopean goodness, too!…

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Outgoing Fishy Duo Jam

Posted by Coco Muchmore on August 14, 2022 at 5:30pm 0 Comments

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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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Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Thomai Kontou 2 hours ago. 552 Replies

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

Mail art blogs and twitter accounts

Started by andytgeezer in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Pam Chatfield 18 hours ago. 50 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

Looking for mail friends

Started by Melissa Hanlon in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Josh Porter Aug 5. 3 Replies

Hi! I’m wanting to get back into more fun mail. Looking to exchange mail art and letters and goodies! Let’s be friends and exchange! Let me know if interested Continue

The old envelopes

Started by Ilya Semenenko-Basin in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin Aug 5. 62 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

Literature about mail, post, postman, etc.

Started by Szabó Zelmira in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Ilya Semenenko-Basin Jul 24. 4 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

Sandro Bongiani Contemporary Art, RAY JOHNSON / SUSTAINABLE MARGINAL RELATIONS TWO

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

Comunicato stampa Sandro Bongiani Arte ContemporaneaRAY JOHNSON / RELAZIONI MARGINALI SOSTENIBILI DUEOGGI HO SPEDITO UNA BANANA A RAY JOHNSON PER 59. BIENNALE INTERNAZIONALE DI VENEZIA 2022.Una Mostra Collettiva Internazionale condivisa in due…Continue

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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

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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

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