"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.


call for submissions, Disobedient in MA

Disobedient in Massachusetts, H.D. Thoreau and Others
Call for submissions:
for an artist book about Massachusetts artists/residents who have been arrested for acts of civil disobedience in Massachusetts or other places.
If this is you and you want to share some of your experiences with me, I will be creating an artist book from your shared memorabilia(verbal and otherwise).
please email: tarantinochristine@yahoo.com
I will be representing Massachusetts and the Artist Book medium for the upcoming
50 Artists, 50 States, 50 Medium Show this September at The Eclipse Gallery in Wisconsin.
Let me know briefly about yourself, experience being a 'civil disobediant', and best way to contact you.



Fluxus Beer

"Another year, another batch of Fluxus has been brewed...." FLUXUS is a Belgian-style ale brewed by the Allagash brewery in Portland, Maine, USA.


more RANDOM Bits for Christine via IUOMA-network.ning.com

"...a photo of the beancan I acquired...."- S. Random

Image copyright of Steve Random

(one of the founders of Fluxus)Alison Knowles, Bean Rolls (1963)
A fluxus production. designed by George Maciunas in 1963. A four inch square cube contains seventeen tiny scrolls, each with material about beans in songs, recipes, stories, science, cartoons, ads etc. Each scroll is different held together with a small dental rubber band. Four or five real beans are in a can to make a sound in a book when it is shaken. Edition of 200. Out of print. Exhibited in "The American Century" (1999) in the Whitney Museum, New York. -http://www.aknowles.com/beanrolls.html

"tomorrow we will show something like that on the old market of Euskirchen"-RADW

Received from Rüdiger Abshalom Dalit Westphal, GERMANY

le benefice du progrès

Nobody,s stone-face-geSICHT-poem so wie es Litsa Spathi sieht

Fluxmex 1


Bangladesh Heritage Foundation,17th April Art Show in Dhaka

Dear Artists,

Another Exhibition Call.

17th April is very important to us. In 1971, when the country was fighting for Independence, the first exile Government was formed on 17th April 1971 at Meherpur, Bangladesh. To mark that auspicious day, Bangladesh Heritage Foundation is going to organize an art show with participation of 27 artists from 17 countries.

Bangladesh : Professor Samarjit Roy Choudhury, Dewan Mizan, Anisuzzaman Anis, Habiba Akther Papia
Austria : Eva Maria Neuper
Greece : Sarantis Gagas and Georgia Grigoriadou
Germany : Dorothea Fleiss and Eric Paproth
UK : Martha Aitchison
Argentina : Mirta Toledo and Elizabeth Pujalka
Venezuela : Luis Velara Escarre
India : Sumita Chauhan
Nepal : Shashi Bikram Shah, Shankar Nath Rimal, Gajendra Man Shrestha and Padmanand Neaupane
Italy : Annamaria Gelmi
Honduras : Jorge Ivan Restrepo
USA : Obaidullah Mamoon and Christine Tarantino
Malaysia : Suzlee Ibrahim and Asliza Aris
Sweden : Marten Lindblom
France : Jeanne Marinello
& Others

The exhibition will start on 17th April 2009, at 11 AM.

Venue : BILIA Auditorium, Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1207

Rafique Sulayman
Bangladesh Heritage Foundation

FLUX-MASS 03, RANDOM Bits for Christine

Images copyright of STEVE RANDOM


Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam Celebrates John and Yoko's Historic Bed-in with Exhibition, ArtDaily.org

(Internet photo)Image taken 40 years ago by Dutch photographer Govert de Roos on view in the exhibition “From Holland with Peace” at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam. The hotel has organized an exhibition in the room where John Lennon and Yoko Ono stayed in 1969 in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the bed-in for peace. Photo: EFE/Robert Vos.-ArtDaily.org

For a monument to the unknown video soldier of fortune