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.

Mail from Richard Canard – USA

Mail from Richard Canard (USA) today. I read the card while I was in the center of Breda after collecting it at the P.O. Box. The weather was fine, and so was the text that Richard wrote. So not the traditional documentation……. I already placed the card on the blog at IUOMA at NING. There others might see it first and will react for sure. I also know that Richard.. Read More

Outgoing mail-art 2003 – Painted Envelopes

In 2003 I was still living in Tilburg. I was painting envelopes on a daily basis, and sent thousands into the network. I made photo’s of all of them, lateron digitized them with a scanner. This blog is about a special series because the symbols can be interpreted in many ways, and these envelopes belong together although they are now all over the world. The one above To Anna Boschi.. Read More

mail-interview with Robert Rocola – USA

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT ROCOLA                                                            55 Started on: 3-11-1995 RJ :      Welcome to this mail-interview. First let me ask you the traditional question. When did you get involved in the mail-art network? Reply on 13-11-1995 RR :     Thank you for writting to me. I’ll do this as art with you – “networking” doesn’t interest me. (Robert Rocola returned the invitation as a collage. Besides a color-xerox and some stamps, he.. Read More

mail-interview with Svjetlana Mimica – Croatia

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH SVJETLANA MIMICA Started on: 4-11-1994 RJ : Welcome to this mail-interview. First let me ask you the traditional question. When did you get involved in the mail-art network? Reply on: 17-03-1995 SM : Well, how and when I entered in mail art. It has been during ’89 when I first met (late?) Tihomir Govoskovich, Croat from Vojvodina (ex-Yugoslavia). We met each other casually, via one magazine for.. Read More

mail-interview with Raphael Nadolny – Poland

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH RAPHAEL NADOLNY. 19 – unfinished Started on: 3-1-1995 RJ :      Welcome to this mail-interview. First let me ask you the traditional question. When did you get involved in the mail-art network? Reply on: 2-2-1995 RN :     It was in March or April 1988. I went to the Post Office to send a letter to my friend and saw there a mail art exhibition. I don’t remember the.. Read More