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.

Books by John Held Jr. – USA

New books by John Held – USA A set of two books have been published at TAM-Publications. Part – 1 (page 1-439) and Part -2 (page 440-919) of the book “Where the Secret is Hidden” , Collected Essays, 1979-2011 containing 106 essays written over 30 years on the 20th Century cultural avant-garde including Duchamp, Cage, Mail Art, Fluxus, BiY, zine and artist publishing, international cultural networking, performance art, rubber stamps.. Read More

New Acrylic Painted Envelopes 2016

The last decades I have been sending out lots of acrylic painted envelopes. The proces of making them goes in various stages. Each color is added as a batch to several envelopes where I constantly decide what there will be added to the envelope. Once ready each envelope gets a date stamp with my initials JR and the year of production. So the new envelopes all get a 2016 behind.. Read More

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.

Letter to Miss Noma

Another envelope made for Miss Noma. This time I used the typewriter to write a letter. Also made the change into Mrs. Noma. Will be curious to see the reaction to such a type. As promissed I won’t reveil the address in Liverpool. On the IUOMA network indeed people are wondering who Miss Noma is since she (or he) has the informations of an oldtime insider of the network. So.. Read More