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.

Fluxus Words / New words

Four new Fluxus words were painted on envelopes. They are now sent out to some active mail/artists, so they will find the word quite soon. If they don´t know what to do with it, they could visit: http://fluxuswords.blogspot.nl/ Because that is a blog I made to give people an overview of the Fluxus Words Score, and the results that it has brought so far.

Samples of Outgoing Fluxus Words

Here are some samples of Fluxus Words on envelopes as they were sent out in 2008. Not sure what happened to each individual word, but I documented a lot of them on: http://fluxuswords.blogspot.nl/ The words themselves are part of the Fluxus score I wrote in 1988 and goes like this: And the score itself produced some famous words for sure. To get the basics, IUOMA was one of that words,.. Read More

mail-interview with Emmett Williams – by Judith A. Hoffberg in 1998

UMBRELLA /mar98 – by Judith A Hoffberg INTERVIEW WITH EMMETT WILLIAMS: FLUXUS ARTIST EXTRAORDINAIRE   On the occasion of an extraordinary exhibition curated by Paul Schimmel over the past eight years at the Museum of Contemporary Art entitled “Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object, 1949-1979” and the ancillary event called “Beyond the Pink” which brought performance artists from all over the world to Los Angeles, I had the.. Read More

outgoing Mail to USA, Italy and Canada

Three outgoing envelopes with in it colour copies (double sided) of the received Fluxus Rubberstamp Sheets from John M. Bennett (USA), Lancillotto Bellini (Italy) and R.F. Cote (Canada).  They all worked on two sheets and as thanks get back a new one and a handmade copy with additiond of the one they sent in. More details about this project you find at: http://fluxusrubberstamps.blogspot.nl/ The Fluxus Rubberstamp Sheets are a special.. Read More

The award of incompleteness – Sweden – 2014

In 2014 I received this wonderful prize from Sweden. See for all the details their website: http://www.theshapethatchangedtheworld.com/ Ruud Janssen is a fluxus artist engaged in mail art. He is the founder of IUOMA (International Union of Mail-Artists), and he also led the way for art on the internet. His outbursts of creativity colored the whole digital revolution – since 1996 we’ve been able to see his artistic work on the.. Read More