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Thanks to Kathy Barnett

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on June 5, 2020 at 12:37am 0 Comments

May 2020 post from USA.

Thanks to Kathy Barnett from…

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Mail art & the Minneapolis Protests: Allison Anne's historic collage (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)

Posted by De Villo Sloan on June 4, 2020 at 7:59pm 0 Comments

Mail art by IUOMA member Allison Anne (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)



June 4, 2020 - "Historic" is a word often considered antithetical to mail art. But this collage I am so fortunate to have received from artist and designer Allison Anne in Minnesota USA already resides in the…

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FluXus Bucks from Ex Posto Facto

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 4, 2020 at 1:50pm 0 Comments

Yay, mail and funny munny arrives from Texas!

Already added to, and sending out,

actually returning these FluXus Bucks back to Julie

so they will not be delayed or lost in the overseas…

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Bananas and Onions from Heleen

Posted by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on June 4, 2020 at 1:49pm 0 Comments

So good to see Heleen in the mail!

and with BANANA art , too!

On her art envelope and also this lovely watercolor painted card, too:…

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Received mail art package from Fleur Helsingor

Posted by Jeremy Ng on June 4, 2020 at 5:00am 0 Comments

This was received last October. Thanks, Fleur. Will be passing it on soon.…

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Interesting article re: history of mail art

Posted by Carmela Rizzuto on June 4, 2020 at 12:31am 7 Comments

Did you know that Ray Johnson used Add & Pass? Did you know about the queer community's involvement in mail art? Find out more interesting facts in this well-written article about the history of mail art. 

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/collaborative-mail-art-puts-post-postmodernism-180969783/

May 2020 post from USA

Posted by Ilya Semenenko-Basin on June 3, 2020 at 11:43pm 1 Comment

May 2020 post from USA.
Thanks to Blk Olive from Madison, WI (USA) for the Mail Art. As you may have noticed, Blk works with the theme of olives.

Incoming: Jon Foster

Posted by Jenn Miltenberger on June 3, 2020 at 8:12pm 0 Comments

Jon, always sends me some the coolest things.

I feel very honored that he included two of his add + pass board books for me to work in. 

Thanks Jon!

I'll probably dig in today. I already have an idea on who I should pass them on to. …

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Incoming: Stan Askew, Michelangelo Mayo, and Jorge Martin

Posted by Jenn Miltenberger on June 3, 2020 at 8:08pm 0 Comments

Stan, your collage is wonderful! Thanks for the postcards too!…

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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 art & the Minneapolis Protests: Allison Anne's historic collage (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)

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When they come back..

Started by Vel Crowe in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Alan Brignull on Tuesday. 5 Replies

...what do you do with them?Every now and then a piece of ail art will come back to me with a notation such as Recipient has moved; or No such Address, or like that--it happens to everyone, right?Well, what do you do with a card that you've sent…Continue

a knuckle-dragging neanderthal of a newb, is nonplussed

Started by Vel Crowe in PROBLEMS. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace on Sunday. 5 Replies

NOTA BENNY, i just posted the same message as a blog post; my befuddlement knows no bounds. f this is not good etiquette here, please cut a rank beginner a break, okay? thanks a zillon!thurs 03/09/2017 15:30THIS ISN'T MEANT AS A GRIPE OR…Continue

Starting a IUOMA mail art group

Started by Melanie Reed in PROBLEMS May 29. 0 Replies

I would like to start a surrealist group. How would I go about this?Continue

MOOP:JOURNALS

Started by Jennifer Wallace in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Heather Wilkie (paganfrog) May 27. 10 Replies

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

Mail Artists Addresses?

Started by Litsa Spathi / NOBODY in Mail-Art Information. Last reply by Jenn Miltenberger May 22. 547 Replies

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

Back Back Back again after a long break!

Started by Lindsay Stewart in Mail-Art Discussions. Last reply by Jenn Miltenberger May 18. 4 Replies

HI FOLX! I took a long break off of mail art (5-7 years) but I’m back with a reignited passion for  sending and receiving weird shit in the mail. I haven’t stopped making in the past years and I have a couple “ADD N’ PASS” projects that I’d love to…Continue

HOMAGE TO MAIL ART

Started by STEFAN BALOG in Other. Last reply by Jennifer Wallace May 8. 1 Reply

HOMAGE TO MAIL- ART   Collages on canvas, 100x200 cm, 2020      Created by:  Stefan Balog       790 stamps from 77 countries – 6 continents ( Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan,…Continue

Abbreviations

Started by Carien van Hest in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Nancy Bell Scott May 4. 12 Replies

Is there a list of abbreviations concerning mail art?A&PATCMAand so on. Please help me out.Continue

"planetins project"

Started by Bruno Cassaglia in Mail-Art Projects. Last reply by Bruno Cassaglia Apr 22. 4 Replies

With "planetins project", I would like to bring my work of Mail Art to maximum freedom, go beyond the theme projects, and send as much as possible to mail artists. This is to complete a network of contacts which I already started in 1980. a…Continue

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