iuoma.org – Interested in Mail-Art?

welcome to the International Union of Mail-Artists. This Blog gives you information and links to all activities undertaken by Ruud Janssen, who started with Mail-Art in 1980 and is still active.

Academia Sources

To make information available, there is a very good website to publish papers, books, etc. I have used it now to make all kind of informatio available for researchers. That way I don’t have to maintain a big website with all sources, but also can guide you to: https://independent.academia.edu/JanssenR

Explaining the concept of this blog

This new blog actually should be the central point of all my digital activities. So links to all blogs and websites that I already have and are still alive. beside that also blog-postings to major places and activities that I am involved in. Only one goal and that is to make the information better accesible. The Internet turnes into a chaos without good structures, and I am just trying to.. Read More

Mail-Art and Art

Mail-Art for me is a conceptual artform in which I feel at home. Besides that I gradually have created also lots of art (drawings, pantings, silkscreen prints, etc) which I sometimes also share within the Mail-Art network. A portfolio of my work can be found at: www.ArtWanted.com/iuoma When Mail-Art and Art collide it comes in the form of e.g. acrylic painted envelopes which I actually send out thoughtout the world… Read More

The OLD IUOMA website

When you wonder where the old IUOMA website went, it is still online. The link to that place is the same: http://www.iuoma.org/index.html and I even placed a link to that website in this blog. I will place more links to oplaces that are interesting for you, so from this BLOG you will eventually find a lot of things that I placed online.

Update of the new BLOG – June 13th 2015

The Menu structure has now been created. More texts from the old website will follow soon. Already 3 complete mail-interviews are online now, and the complete other set will follow too. The search button works, so you can look things up. Also I will document a selection of outgoing mail-art and incoming mail-art on this blog. The main link to the IUOMA network at NING is also there. That is.. Read More

mail-interview with Carlo Pittore – USA

Ruud Janssen with Carlo Pittore TAM Mail-Interview Project (WWW Version) Started on: 10-5-1995 RJ: Welcome to this mail-interview. First let me ask you the traditionalquestion. When did you get involved in the mail-art network?     Reply on:22-5-1995 CP: In response to your query, I began my Network mail art activity in1978, encouraged by Bern Porter. Although I had been decorating myletters with pen & ink drawings and water colors.. Read More

mail-interview with José vanden Broucke – Belgium

Ruud Janssen with José van den Broucke TAM Mail-Interview Project (WWW Version) Started on 15-7-1996 RJ: Welcome to this mail interview. First let me ask you the traditional question. When did you get involved in the mail-art network? (On July 24th 1996 José wrote to me that he will take part in the interview-project. Probably he will answer in English and partly in Dutch language.) Reply on 23-8-1996 JvdB: Dear.. Read More

New Website

Since the old website from IUOMA.ORG was started in 1996, the maintaining of that website became too dificult. So I am now rebuilding the website with the new blog concept by WordPress.  The first files already are added. Soon you will find back here all the details, and hopefully find back the things you were looking for. The menu structure for the blog will be build slowly, so you will.. Read More