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-Art in the MoMa – New York

End 2014 there was a lovely exhibition at the MoMa library in New York. You can still find the information on: http://www.moma.org/interactives/exhibitions/2014/analognetwork/ It is a very interesting moment. After exploring the Fluxus collections they have, they are now also exploring the Mail-Art resources they already have in their collections.  Off course I was honoured they also showed some things they have from me. During the Mail-Interview I always sent them.. Read More

mail-interview with Ashley Parker Owens – USA

MAIL INTERVIEW WITH ASHLEY PARKER OWENS (USA) TAM-PUBLICATIONS TAM-960110 (www version june 2015 with some Global Mail covers included) MARCH 1996 THE MAIL-INTERVIEW WITH ASHLEY PARKER OWENS. Started on: 23-12-1994 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: 13-02-95 AP : In 1981, I somehow received a mail art chain letter. I believe.. Read More

Academia Sources

To make information available, there is a very good website to publish papers, books, etc. I have used it now to make all kind of informatio available for researchers. That way I don’t have to maintain a big website with all sources, but also can guide you to: https://independent.academia.edu/JanssenR

Explaining the concept of this blog

This new blog actually should be the central point of all my digital activities. So links to all blogs and websites that I already have and are still alive. beside that also blog-postings to major places and activities that I am involved in. Only one goal and that is to make the information better accesible. The Internet turnes into a chaos without good structures, and I am just trying to.. Read More

Mail-Art and Art

Mail-Art for me is a conceptual artform in which I feel at home. Besides that I gradually have created also lots of art (drawings, pantings, silkscreen prints, etc) which I sometimes also share within the Mail-Art network. A portfolio of my work can be found at: www.ArtWanted.com/iuoma When Mail-Art and Art collide it comes in the form of e.g. acrylic painted envelopes which I actually send out thoughtout the world… Read More