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-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

Postcard – incoming

Lynn Radford (USA) sent me this postcard. Here IUOMA rubberstamp at first was a mirror view, and the second one is a mirror-view stamp so the text prints readable. The mixture of the two is fascinating, so I enjoy seeing this play: It is something which I enjoy in art. When you create something and you don’t get at first what you were looking for, you integrate it with the.. Read More

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

Mail to Ray Johnson – USA

In the beginning 90-ies I sent this enveloppe to Ray Johnson. Also got replies from him, but only discovered this envelope recently because it is shown on: http://observer.com/2012/03/ray-johnson-estate-has-a-new-website-rich-with-mail-art-performance-documentation-ephemera/ A newspaper article in which they tell about the Ray Johnson Estate that has a large website with items from and to Ray. The envelope also contained the “This part is CENSORED” sticker, which was in the 90-ies part of the first.. Read More

Mail to Amy Irwen – USA

Two envelopes with poster sized copies of my drawings were sent to Amy Irwen. Seems they arrived since she published them on a blog at http://iuoma-network.ning.com/ , The IUOMA network, where you can read her reaction. The envelopes are part of the faces series, where two faces look different of same ways, as symbol of the network where there is always a sender and a receiver.

mail-interview with Rudi Rubberoid – USA

TAM-PUBLICATIONS TAM-960140 THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH RUDI RUBBEROID 56 Started on 11-11-1995 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 8-12-1995 RR : Sixteen years ago. At the time I owned a store in Bellingham called “The Postcard Palace”, which sold postcards and notecards. I saw some “art rubber stamps” at a trade show.. Read More