"Artworks are the virtual traces of a ceaseless process of becoming." -- Henri Focillon

"THESE HANDS" call for entries

"THESE HANDS" call for entries
Click photo to view details of newest CHRISTINE TARANTINO project.

FLUX-USA welcomes visitors from over 40 countries daily. Artists, curators, and other arts leaders who wish to contribute to this blog, please contact me. tarantinochristine@yahoo.com


September 2012

Christine A. Tarantino - Hjuler BROTKATZE collaborations on exhibit at FzKKe Gallery, Germany, Sept. 1 - 30, 2012. http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/brotkatzen-exhibit-opens-sept-1.html

With the Blood of a Daylily - Poems & Drawings by the Homeless Poet by Christine A. Tarantino, published by Words of Light:

THESE HANDS PRAY FOR GERONIMO, a visual poem of American Indians, by Christine A. Tarantino, published by Words of Light:

Christine A. Tarantino's ECDYSIS, snake skin artist book exhibited with 99 other book artists in Italy, curated by Maddalena Castegnaro. http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/mirabilibrimostra-internazionale-di.html

Christine A. Tarantino, Sign and Language Group Exhibit, Open Stal, The Netherlands.

Christine A. Tarantino series of 40,"Being Human" published by Redfoxpress, Assembling Box #20, Ireland.

RED LIPS - What is Your Version for Me? by Christine Tarantino is published by Words of Light now available in print or eBook formats. New version includes ALL 42 artists from 13 countries plus additional text and images by Christine Tarantino.

August internet art exhibit @ CHRISTINE TARANTINO COLLECTION features artist STEVE RANDOM. http://christinetarantinocollection.blogspot.com/2012/08/steve-random-usa.html

WORDS OF LIGHT BOOKS, Art Publications By Contemporary Artists, new blog offering various format books published by Christine A. Tarantino. www.wordsoflightbooks.blogspot.com

Christine A. Tarantino/Words of Light publishes THE SKY EMBRACES THE GREAT WORLD by Walter Festuccia. http://www.lulu.com/shop/walter-festuccia/the-sky-embraces-the-great-world/paperback/product-20294750.html

Christine Tarantino, "Instant Person 1 & 2", self-portraits with Polaroid Camera for POLAROID MADNESS, project of Franticham, Ireland. On-line exhibit and exhibition Kassel, Germany during the DOCUMENTA 2012.http://wordsoflightart.blogspot.com/2012/02/no-426-instant-person-1-2.html
Exhibition "INSTANT PEOPLE"250 polaroid self-portraits by 175 artists from 22 countries.11.– 23. Juli 2012 Zur Eröffnung der Ausstellung am Mittwoch, dem 11. Juli 2012 ab 19 Uhr möchten wir Sie und Ihre Freunde herzlich in denKasseler KunstvereinWerner-Hilpert-Straße 2334117 Kassel, einladen.

Christine A. TARANTINO, "Ecdysis" artist book exhibited at Villa Excelsa, Sannicola, Italia. Curator, Maddalena Castegnaro
Opening night: http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/07/naturalia-animalia-artist-book-exhibit.html

July internet art exhibit @ Christine Tarantino Collection features Anna Banana, Darlene Altschul, & John Mountain.

"THESE HANDS" call for entries, newest project from Christine TARANTINO.

June internet art exhibit @ Christine Tarantino Collection features Antoni Miró.

"Fear No NewNew Art" artist book published by Redfoxpress, Assembling Box #19, Ireland.

"E-mail Between the Artist & Her Lover" artist book exhibited Villa Giulia, Italia. Curator Marisa Cortese.

"WHO AM I?" artist book exhibited Mostra Internazionale, Italia. Curator Virginia Milici.

"RED LIPS of Christine Tarantino", art booklet by Bruno Chiarlone published in Italy. http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/05/red-lips-of-christine-tarantino-by.html

May internet art exhibit @ CHRISTINE TARANTINO COLLECTION features artist RYOSUKE COHEN.

Christine TARANTINO, "RED LIPS FOR DALAI LAMA" exhibition @ INviso, Padiglione TIBET, Associazione
Sal Viana frazione Saliana Pianello del Lario (CO)curated by Ruggero Maggi. http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/04/inviso-padiglione-tibet-cura-di-ruggero.html

April internet art exhibit @ CHRISTINE TARANTINO COLLECTION features artists Daniel C. Boyer and Richard Canard. http://christinetarantinocollection.blogspot.com/2012/04/daniel-c-boyer-richard-canard.html

Christine Tarantino, "NEWNEW ART Mono-Prints" published in
"Franticham's Fluxus Assembling Box Nr 18", Redfoxpress, IRELAND.

DODODADIANI featured this month in internet art exhibit at
Christine Tarantino Collection. Dododadiani internet art exhibit.

RED LIPS Project: What is your version for me? Send to:
tarantinochristine@yahoo.com or RED LIPS, Box 121, Wendell, MA 01379 USA
"Sometimes I need red apple. Sometimes I need red
Nam June Paik
Your RED LIPS art modification will yield online documentation, mailed
documentation, and potential publication. Please include a mailing address with
your submission.

Christine Tarantino, "Better Together: Harmony; Radiance; Consciousness; Evolution",
International Mother Language Day Art Exhibit, Kathmandu, NEPAL, by invitation of Rafique Sulayman, Curator.

Christine Tarantino, "Flux-USA Gallery of Stars with Lucy Chew Intervention" http://wordsoflightart.blogspot.com/2011/12/no-403-flux-usa-galaxy.html
exhibited in Group Show: Fluxfest Chicago 2012 (Chicago, USA) FROM THE ARCHIVE Mailart and Fluxus from the archives of Fluxus/St. Louis. Opening reception Chicago Art Institute, Joan Flasch Library.

February online art exhibits from 'The Christine Tarantino Collection' features Belgian artists Guido Vermeulen and Gerson Wenglinski. http://christinetarantinocollection.blogspot.com/2012/01/guido-vermeulen-and-gerson-wenglinski.html

Christine Tarantino, "RED-BERRY Series" published in "Franticham's Fluxus Assembling Box Nr 17", Redfoxpress, IRELAND.
http://wordsoflightart.blogspot.com/2011/05/no-377-red-berry-stained-series.html http://www.redfoxpress.com/ass.box17.html

FAX Exhibit, The DeVos Art Museum, Michigan, USA, curated by Ribas; organized by The Drawing Center and ICI, NYC. TARANTINO "I of the EYE-FAX", asemic writing series: http://wordsoflightart.blogspot.com/2012/01/no-416-i-of-eye-fax.html

Wooden Postcard Exhibit, Stehekin Post Office, Stehekin, Washington, USA. Work by Christine Tarantino: http://christinetarantino.blogspot.com/2012/01/outgoing-wooden-postcards-mail-art.html

Christine Tarantino, "PhotoBooth" work published in new book, "Photobooth Performances" by Ginny Lloyd.

Christine Tarantino, Mail Art and Video Performance at Galleriea Terre Rare, Bologna, Italy, January 28 - February 8, 2012. Project of Maurizio Follin, Italia. http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/01/no-commercial-potential-phaze-ii-show.html

Christine Tarantino, RED LIPS for Dalai Lama, collage exhibited at Venice Biennial Tibet Pavilion – Palazzo delle Esposizioni Sala Nervi - Torino, project of Ruggero Maggi, Milan, Italy.

Christine Tarantino exhibited at Foundation IK New Year Celebration Exhibit "I WISH", The Netherlands, by invitation of Ko de Jonge.

The Christine Tarantino Collection, newest Christine Tarantino art blog started on January 1, 2012. Showcasing selected works from my 20 year collection of works on paper from artists around the globe.

Christine Tarantino-Hjuler BROTKATZE Collaboration exhibited at GALERIE "Offenes Atelier D.U. Design", Austria, Barbara Rapp, Curator.


Colonnes flottantes de jean Moré et Nixe LauraCristine

ALLES LIEBE Rüdiger Abshalom Dalit



The censorship always present, this time in México. A group integrated by zealots, the clergy and the government authorities stoped a performance feautered by Rocio Boliver, alledgling "morally offensive conduct". This claim what headed by Mr. Francisco Torres Marmolejo, president of The Comunal Meeting and various local religious extremist. Rocio Boliver -a.k.a. The Frozen grape- performed "Close the Legs" in the First Encounter of Counterculture. She was invited to participate in the Conference “February, Art and Erotism at Serrano House” the past 26th of February in Los Lagos city, Guadalajara, México. This participation was canceled as many violent threats were received. "Serrano House" is administered by both, the University Student Center and its Rector is Mr. Roberto Castelán. The censor group demanded Mr Roberto Castelán's resignation as he allowed Boliver's performance participation in the mentioned event.

We condemn the censorship to the free artistic expression from Rocio Boliver. Her performances always criticized the pretended morality of the ruling class. We believe she is being victim of a true witch-hunt. Therefore we request all performance artists in the world to give us your support against censorship. The performance as artistic expression marginal, belonging to the underground movements. It is a universal method to communicate these un-justice and wrong doings to the public. We request feedback, support comments for Rocio Boliver and the free artistic expression to these emails:

Rocío Boliver: saberescoger@ hotmail.com
Clemente Padín: 7w1k4nc9@adinet. com.uy

The contributions will be picked up and hung in the Buenos Aires Fans Club of Clemente Padin´s blog: http://clementepadi n.blogspot. com/ "

Bangladesh Mourns, a poem by Rafique Sulayman



Artwork as civilisation fact

art as civilisation fact :first input graph of a section of time freed by the possible superposition of cellcom to other activity in the global economic crisis



Frane the Virtual

Frane The Virtual

Frane the virtual mori gloss
And barm in glory midas tock
Notter fen inbyro pressed
When quinsly Durham bilag lock
Full ennil bhutol durm intact
And japock frocks were kileray
Best green was in a tirade sterm
And murmer played the rudge all day

Then pult oh fromot liport yearned
Was thus the burlap empty cup
Lorn in excess pressed doily mange
Whilst fedro billing looked her up
Bright jiring elements were brash
Pre Raphaelite and over brushed
Through endless graze born phananthrope
In bobbing excess weedy rushed

No more the intent grim and foil
No more bereft than pindle bake
No more the dorey gimble oil
No more the stilted ingress flake

And so to hermane fillet brought
By verbose insight truly lost
Are brackish kalick wishing wrought
For sixpence and a far thing crossed
All lava braut in basket taal
Sought diamonds in the chilling moss
But finding nothing water raal
Was frane the virtual mori gloss

7 a.m. by Tarantino

Photographed from the same place at my home in Wendell, every day, at 7 a.m. for one year. (I missed a few days)

La boheme

la boheme 1984 le peintre Riki sud (debout) Paris
2009 dessin du peintre Riki :la boheme à Figeac ( je n'ai pas trouvé l'adresse de son blog)

Bernard Banville a.k.a. Zöna (Xöna), USA, Flight of Ghosts Installation

Wind Cradle by Rod Summers

Poem from Stuffed Albatross by Rod Summers

DALI & Others, Show Invitation

From Rafique Sulayman, Curator


Mail Art / Fluxus Call

Call For Art :
Send us your Mailart,
Fluxus, Sound Work,
Visual Poetry, Images,
Books, Objects, Etc……
In Conjunction with the Open Studio
Tours of Fluxus/St. Louis, sponsored
By the Museum of Contemporary Art
In Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
We are hosting a Mail art exhibition.
All works will be shown. No limits.
Please send work by July 1st, 2009.
Exhibition will take place July 25/26,
2009 With Additional Venues to
Follow. All work will be permanently
archived at Fluxus/St.Louis.
Documentation to all participants.
Send work to :
Fluxus St. Louis
c/o Keith A. Buchholz
4615 Oregon Ave.
St. Louis, Mo. 63111 U.S.A.

Buchholz-Tarantino collaboration

Buchholz-Tarantino Artist Book collaboration, now complete.

Paper Planes & Birds

The Wheelie Bin Gallery project will be finishing soon and have been thinking about a new mail art project to start in March.
Since the only spare space I have is on my workroom ceiling I have decided to cover it with sky, paper planes and birds. Please help by sending a patch of blue sky and a paper plane , bird or other flying thing to hang from it by a short thread.
Sky no larger than A4 and plane/bird no wingspan larger than 8 inches.
Dealine - March 2010.
Mail constantly updated daily at - Paper Planes & Birds.

Nobody's DNA for sale

"For Sale: Nobody sells her DNA" - visual & Fluxus poem by Litsa Spathi


AH! It Feels Good To Feel, Valentine by Tarantino

AH! IT FEELS GOOD TO FEEL, Valentine, candy wrapper foil covered foamboard, silver disc
and found text, Pothole Pictures ticket stub, metallic paint markers
Valentine Candy Bar Series #7

Cosmic Kiss, Valentine by Tarantino

COSMIC KISS, Valentine, candy-wrapper foil covered foamboard ellipse with tag
Valentine Candy Bar Series #6

Remembering MAN RAY

Man Ray, born Emmanuel Radnitzky (August 27, 1890 – November 18, 1976), was an American artist who spent most of his career in Paris, France. Perhaps best described simply as a modernist, he was a significant contributor to both the Dada and Surrealist movements, although his ties to each were informal. Best known in the art world for his avant-garde photography, Man Ray produced major works in a variety of media and considered himself a painter above all. He was also a renowned fashion and portrait photographer. He is noted for his photograms, which he renamed rayographs after himself.[1]
While appreciation for Man Ray's work beyond his fashion and portrait photography was slow in coming during his lifetime, especially in his native United States, his reputation has grown steadily in the decades since.
In 1999,
ARTnews magazine named him one of the 25 most influential artists of the 20th century, citing his groundbreaking photography as well as "his explorations of film, painting, sculpture, collage, assemblage, and prototypes of what would eventually be called performance art and conceptual art" and saying
"Man Ray offered artists in all media an example of a creative intelligence that, in its 'pursuit of pleasure and liberty,'"—Man Ray's stated guiding principles—"unlocked every door it came to and walked freely where it would."[2] --Wikipedia

la nave va


Italian Futurism


February 18 – December 31, 2009

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venezia

In the centenary year of the publication of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti’s founding manifesto of Italian Futurism, this special installation in the permanent galleries of the museum focuses on the Futurist masterpieces of the Gianni Mattioli Collection, with additional paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and other private collections. This small but mighty presentation includes iconic paintings by each of the five artists who signed the Technical Manifesto of Futurist Painting in 1910, Balla, Boccioni, Carrà, Russolo and Severini, and by other artists related to the movement (Rosai, Sironi, Soffici). A preliminary section alludes to related contemporary avant-gardes (Divisionism, Cubism, Orphism, Vorticism).

Umberto Boccioni, Dinamism of a Cyclist, 1913, Collezione Gianni Mattioli

The manifesto of futurism by Marinetti - february 20, 1909

1 - We intend to sing the love of danger, the habit of energy and fearlessness.

2 - Courage, audacity, and revolt will be essential elements of our poetry.

3 - Up to now literature has exalted a pensive immobility, ecstasy, and sleep. We intend to exalt aggresive action, a feverish insomnia, the racer's stride, the mortal leap, the punch and the slap.

4 - We affirm that the world's magnificence has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed. A racing car whose hood is adorned with great pipes, like serpents of explosive breath - a roaring car that seems to ride on grapeshot is more beautiful than the Victory of Samothrace.

5 - We want to hymn the man at the wheel, who hurls the lance of his spirit across the Earth, along the circle of its orbit.

6 - The poet must spend himself with ardor, splendor, and generosity, to swell the enthusiastic fervor of the primordial elements.

7 - Except in struggle, there is no more beauty. No work without an aggressive character can be a masterpiece. Poetry must be conceived as a violent attack on unknown forces, to reduce and prostrate them before man.

8 - We stand on the last promontory of the centuries!... Why should we look back, when what we want is to break down the mysterious doors of the Impossible? Time and Space died yesterday. We already live in the absolute, because we have created eternal, omnipresent speed.

9 - We will glorify war -the world's only hygiene- militarism, patriotism, the destructive gesture of freedom-bringers, beautiful ideas worth dying for, and scorn for woman.

10 - We will destroy the museums, libraries, academies of every kind, will fight moralism, feminism, every opportunistic or utilitarian cowardice.

11 - We will sing of great crowds excited by work, by pleasure, and by riot; we will sing of the multicolored, polyphonic tides of revolution in the modern capitals; we will sing of the vibrant nightly fervor of arsenals and shipyards blazing with violent electric moons; greedy railway stations that devour smoke-plumed serpents; factories hung on clouds by the crooked lines of their smoke; bridges that stride the rivers like giant gymnasts, flashing in the sun with a glitter of knives; adventurous steamers that sniff the horizon; deep-chested locomotives whose wheels paw the tracks like the hooves of enormous steel horses bridled by tubing; and the sleek flight of planes whose propellers chatter in the wind like banners and seem to cheer like an enthusiastic crowd.

It is from Italy that we launch through the world this violently upsetting incendiary manifesto of ours. With it, today, we establish Futurism, because we want to free this land from its smelly gangrene of professors, archaeologists, ciceroni and antiquarians.

self generation

Structure created spontaneously. Everybody is an artist (or could be when s/he would call him/herself this way). So nature is. Or can art not be coincidental?

STAR-BITE Valentine by Tarantino

STAR-BITE Valentine, candy-wrapper foil covered foamboard, found text, metallic paint markers,
and glitter, 2009, Christine Tarantino
Valentine Candy Bar Series #5


CeC 2009 Uttarakland (India)
February 27-28, & March 1, 2009
GRUPPO SINESTETICO (Albertin , Sassu , Scordo) is present two videos:
This is Art (0:30, Italy, 2008) ~
Gruppo Sinestetico
Fluxus Experiment (6:45, Italy, 2008) ~ Gruppo Sinestetico
February 27-28, & March 1, 2009

FILE – Electronic Language International Festival (17:43 Brazil
wwweb) ~
Conception & Organization: Ricardo Barreto & Paula Perissinotto
A collective documentation of FILE`s 2007 edition, which presented different kinds of works in several categories: FILE Media Art, FILE Hipersonica, FILE Games, FILE Cinema Documenta and FILE Symposium, which usually proposes discussions about the electronic-digital culture in its relations to art, science and technologies.FILE – Electronic Language International Festival, is the primary art and technology festival of Brazil and Latin America, as well as one of the most renowned events in the world in this area. It has, for nine years so far, inserted Brazil into the global context of art and technology, by performing exciting global compilations of cutting-edge artistic productions in the fields of electronic and digital arts, and also by working as an indicator of the plurality of such productions. DA_7_8_RYSS, 2008-2009 (20:00 USA) ~
Tom Chambers & Students
Middle school students [7th and 8th grades] at Raul Yzaguirre School For Success [RYSS], Houston, Texas, U.S.A. participated in a classroom assignment involving GIMP 2 photo software [a Photoshop equivalent], and vocabulary-building through word identification/meaning, via the Internet. Each student was given a particular word to discover the meaning of online, and then translate that meaning into Digital Art. As a result, vocabulary enhancement came to the forefront, with skills-acquisition in digitally manipulating photographs. 7th Grade Students8th Grade Students
This is Art (0:30, Italy, 2008) ~
Gruppo Sinestetico Fluxus Experiment (6:45, Italy, 2008) ~ Gruppo Sinestetico
Ek Khwaish (India, 2008) ~ Namesh Nath Dham
an experimental image-based short film on Child-Trafficking, made by a school student Riyaz Master Project (4:12, Netherlands, 2008) ~
Marta Moreno Munoz (aka Umabeecroft)
an experimental non-narrative road movie filmed in India Contemporary Art with a Freakish Taste (6:5, Italy, 2008) ~
Claudio Parentella
'…I’m interested and I like strong contrasts…generally everywhere…in particular in art… I like much to mix all in myself…in my mind, in my art' Re make up (1:00, Colombia/Spain, 2008) ~ Sara Malinarich
An installation that culminates in action. This video show us a sequence of how a face makes up virtually, projecting to another people the image that her desired to transmit, but at the same time, forgetting small traces of what she try to conceal. An image reconstructed that the artist had given herself to go out and to be contemplated. Stay in Place (5:30, Spain, 2008) ~
Sara Malinarich, with Maren Pimstein
Capture of a moment of chat connection between two friends through Internet. Thus, a tele-sharing space arises between them when both maintain this telematic dialogue by video conference system. The woman in the upper window is Maren Pimstein, located in Santiago of Chile at 14:32 hrs. 12th of June 2006; the other one is Sara Malinarich, located in Cuenca, Spain at 19:32hrs of that same day. Cita a Ciegas (Blind Date) (5:00, Spain, 2008) ~
Sara Malinarich, with Aida Mañez
A telesharing action that forms part of the INTACT project, proposed and directed by Sara Malinarich. Milady Smiles (2:50, Italy, 2007) ~
Caterina Davinio
A Jaguar promenade crossing Swiss hills, mysterious psychedelic passages from color to a '60s past in black & white, Sound mixes music, noise, electronic elaboration of conversation fragments, and the Jaguar motor itself. "24/7 - Into the Direction of Light" (09:00, Austria, 2008) ~ Michael Aschauer
Blackness at the beginning turns into ever-lightening shades of blue, eventually becoming a view of the sea ~ water and sky, changing constantly in fast motion, before returning once again to the blackness of night. Shot over a period of seven days, 24 hours each, the work uses digital technology to continue the tradition of that branch of experimental film dedicated to exploring the mechanisms of cinematographic representation, using landscapes and their topographic features, or natural phenomena.

The Academy of Electronic Arts is a Private Trust that serves as a learning, sharing, mentoring, networking, benchmarking, empowering and broadly inclusive, but non-educational, institution. ~Managing Trustee & Incident Director for CeC 2009: Shankar Barua~Co-Curator: Ima Pico (Spain)Co-Curator: Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (Germany)Co-Curator: Moritz Neumuller (Spain)
:::: Participant Support ::::
Pro Helvetia Embassy of Spain Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology Jawaharlal Nehru University Sri Venkateswara College Bandish ~ The School of Music Arts Network Asia The Academy of Electronic Arts

Wheelie Bin Gallery

Just a reminder that you have just two weeks to send some stickers for the gallery before the deadline of March 2009. New stickerings from Treena Markland and Timothy R. O'Neal just uploaded. More details at the Wheelie Bin Gallery blog which is HERE.

Dit Feels Good, Valentine by Tarantino

Dit Feels Good, Valentine, candy-wrapper covered foamboard, found and silver disc text,
metallic paint marker, fingerprinted, 2009
Valentine Candy Bar Series, #4

Tribute to KIKI SMITH

(internet photos)
Kiki Smith is an artist of international prominence whose career has thus far spanned over three decades. She was born in 1954 into a family of artists: Her mother, Jane Lawrence Smith, was an opera singer and actor, and her father, Tony Smith, was an architect, painter prominent sculptor. She helped her father when she was young and over the years has continued to work in close collaboration with other artists, printers, performers, and architects. In the late 1970s, Smith began to participate in exhibitions with Collaborative Projects Inc. (Colab), a group of artists who shared a desire to make their art more accessible to people outside of the conventional art world. At this time she began making accessible multiples—a practice that endured even as Smith’s art entered the mainstream museum and gallery worlds, drew broad public and critical acclaim, and elevated her to a position among the most important and influential of America’s living artists.
"BARCELONA.- The Joan Miró Foundation presents Her memory, an exhibition by Kiki Smith organised in collaboration with the Museum Haus Esters in Krefeld and the Kunsthalle in Nuremberg, containing recent work by this American artist. It could actually be considered an “exhibition in progress”, since it has been enlarged at each venue before reaching the Foundation, which is the end of its tour...."

colourfull freshness in progress

Snack food for hard times.


Remembering Leo Castelli

(internet photo)

Leo Castelli (born Leo Krauss; September 4, 1907 – August 21, 1999) was an American art dealer. [1] He was best known to the public as the art dealer who first sold Andy Warhol's soup can paintings, and whose gallery showcased cutting edge Contemporary art for five decades.[2] Castelli showed Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Neo-Dada, Pop Art, Op Art, Color field painting, Hard-edge painting, Lyrical Abstraction, Minimal Art, Conceptual Art, and Neo-expressionism, among other movements.

He was born at Trieste, of Italian and Austro-Hungarian Jewish origin. Castelli's first American curatorial effort was the famous Ninth Street Show of 1951, a seminal event of Abstract Expressionism. In 1957, he opened the Leo Castelli Gallery in a townhouse on E. 77th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues in New York City. Initially the gallery showcased European Surrealism, Wassily Kandinsky, and other European artists. However the gallery also exhibited American Abstract Expressionism. Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Cy Twombly, Friedel Dzubas, and Norman Bluhm were some artists who were included in group shows.
In 1958
Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns joined the gallery, signaling a turning away from Abstract Expressionism, towards Pop Art, Minimalism and Conceptual Art. From the early 1960s through the late 70s, Frank Stella, Larry Poons, Lee Bontecou, James Rosenquist, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Robert Morris (artist), Donald Judd, Chryssa, Dan Flavin, Ronald Davis, Bruce Nauman, Ed Ruscha, Salvatore Scarpitta, Richard Serra, Lawrence Weiner and Joseph Kosuth joined the stable of Castelli artists. In the 1970s Leo Castelli opened a downtown SoHo branch of the Leo Castelli Gallery at 420 West Broadway. In the 1980s he opened a second larger downtown exhibition space on Greene Street also in SoHo.
Castelli's first wife
Ileana Sonnabend, whom he married in 1932, was also a formidable dealer of 20th century art. She ran a contemporary art gallery in Paris during the early 1960s after the couple divorced.[3] In the 1970s, she opened another contemporary art gallery in New York, the Sonnabend Gallery. Castelli's second wife, Antoinette Castelli, opened Castelli Graphics, an art gallery devoted to the prints and photographs of Castelli Gallery and other artists. The couple also had a son together, Jean-Christophe Castelli. In 1995 Leo Castelli married the Italian art historian Barbara Bertozzi Castelli.

In October 2007 Castelli's heirs announced the donation of the gallery's archives from 1957 through 1999 to the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art. The Leo Castelli Gallery continues to operate at 18 East 77th Street in New York under the direction of his last wife showing many of the same artists from the gallery's past.[4] --Wikipedia

(Thank you M. S. for sharing bits of your cherished memories of your grandfather with me today {while we poured over our mail at the Wendell Post Office}!! You enriched my life and motivated me to pay tribute to an important and great American man. --- Christine )

from Maya Van Jeier, Tribute to 'Ray' Valentine

Final artists' names for the Mother Language Day Art Exhibition 2009

To commemorate the International Mother Language Day, 21st February, Bangladesh Heritage Foundation and Bangladesh Research and publications Ltd. will jointly organize an exhibition of fine art titled 'Dali and Others' to be held from 20th Feb to 28th Feb 2009 at BILIA Auditorium (Suhrawardi House 22, Dhanmondi # 7, Dhaka-1205).

Press Preview at the same venue on 18th Feb. Wednesday at 11.30AM

Eminent Educationist and former Adviser of the 1st Caretaker Government,
Professor Zillur Rahman Siddiqui has kindly consented to inaugurate the exhibition as chief guest, while H. E. Mme. Itala Occhi, Ambassador of Italy in Bangladesh, Professor Nazrul Islam, Chairman UGC, Professor Harun-or Rashid, Pro VC University of Dhaka and Mr. Shankar Nath Rimal, Secretary General, Nepal Art Council, will be present as Guests of Honour.

The participating Artists are ;

Nepal : Sashi Bikram Shah, Uttam Nepali, Shankar Nath Rimal, Shyam Lal Shrestha, Gehendra Man Amatya, Gajendra Man Shrestha, Ratna Kazi Shakya & Uma Shankar Shah.

Malaysia : Suzlee Ibrahim and Asliza Aris

India : Sumita Chauhan

Jordan : Hakim Jamain

Greece : Georgia Grigoriadou and sarantis Gagas

Honduras : Jorge Ivan Restrepo

USA : Nel Ivancich and Christine Tarantino

UK : Martha Aitchison

Germany : Ernst Siedl, Dorothea Fleiss and Eric Paproth

France : Andre Derain

Italy : Annamaria Gelmi, Marilena Sassi and Grazia Lavina

Spain : Salvador Dali (from the collection of Ambassador Waliur Rahman)

Bangladesh : Quamrul Hasan (from the collection of Ambassador Waliur Rahman), Samarjit Roy Choudhury, Monirul Islam, Jamal Ahmed, Shahabuddin, Anisuzzaman and Habiba Akther Papia

The exhibition will remain open to the visitors from 10 am to 8 pm upto 28th Feb 2009.

Your kind presence will be deeply appreciated.

Rafique Sulayman

le voyage dans le temps -suite-

send to Scott Blake's free bar code
après le Voyage d'hiver /Schubert