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.

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

Mail-Interview with Keith Bates – UK

THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH KEITH BATES            (50) Started on: 15-8-1995 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 19-9-1995 (Together with his first answer Keith Bates sent me the documentation of his ‘ARTISTCHEQUE’-project, an artistchequebook, and also some info on his newest project) KB : I started doing mail art in 1983. I attended.. Read More