"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.


scissors for cut artistamps

Gibbes Museum Encourages Visitors to Take Part of Exhibition Home on Final Weekend, ArtDaily.org

Prop Master: An Installation by Juan Logan and Susan Harbage Page (2009). Photo by Rick Rhodes. Image courtesy Gibbes Museum of Art.(web image)
CHARLESTON, SC.- During the closing weekend of the special exhibition Prop Master: An Installation by Juan Logan and Susan Harbage Page, the Gibbes Museum of Art will invite visitors to take home a piece of exhibition history. Museum goers can grab a box (or boxes) from the 10,000 that are the centerpiece of this critically acclaimed exhibition. Artists Juan Logan and Susan Harbage Page will be on hand to autograph boxes and encourage visitors to take home a symbol of Charleston ’s past. ...


FLUXHIBITION #3: Thinking Inside of the Box Participants

FLUXHIBITION #3 Participants
Rebecca Cunningham
David Dellafioria
Stephanie Forsyth
Luc Fierens
Bernd Reichert
Guido Vermeulen
Peter Dowker
Gabriella de Montmollin & Tony Calzetta
Allan Revich
Ed Varney
Tulio Restrepo
Denis Charmot
Christine Chaponniere
Yves Maraux
Angela Behrendt
Roland Halbritter
Alexandra Holownia
Cordula Kagemann
Natascha Mattmuller
Lancilloto Bellini
Alan Bowman
Valentina Calendrina
Bruno Chiarlone
Maurizio Follin
Gruppo Sinestetico (Albertin, Sassu, Scordo)
Pierpaolo Limongelli
Angelo Ricciardi and Antonio Picardi
Antonio Sassu
Caule Violeta
Bibiana Padilla Maltos
Ed Schenk
Litsa Spathi
Dilar Pereira
Kelly Gorman
Stewart Home
Matthew Lee Knowles
Peter Swann
Liz Yates
Rick D. Adkins
Reed Altemus
Mikeal And
Michelle N. Ary
John M. Bennett
Gary Bibb
Ed Blackburn
Christine Blackwell
Buz Blurr
Nazimova Boheme
Don Boyd
Keith Buchholz
Allan Bukoff
Lisa Caroll
Clint Chadsey
David Baptiste Chirot
Andrew Riley Clark (ARC)
Kelly Courtney
Carla Cryptic
Tim Devin
Evelyn Eller
Andrew Eyman
Ex Post Facto
Ellen Filreis
Ken Friedman
William Picasso Gaglione
Melissa Grey
Neil Horsky
William R. Howe
Erica James
Janet Jones
Elizabeth K.
Nancy Keeling
Robert Kirkbride PhD
Ann Klefstad
Rachel Lawrence - Fluxmass
Melanie Leslie
Lex Loeb
Keri Marion
Allison McElroy
Angela McGuire – Fluxmass
Larry Miller
Chris Mudhead Reynolds
Kate Robinson
Josh Ronson
Ann Seltzer
Mimi Shapiro
Carol Starr
Sam Tan
Christine Tarantino / Words of Light
Cecil Touchon
Wade Towers
Robert Tucker
Kathryn Uster
Nico Vassilakis
Caroline Waite
Jane Wang - Mobious Artists Group
D.S.H. Watson
Clark Whittington
Nicholas Wood
Reid Wood


Chiarlone Add & Return by Tarantino

FLUXhibition#3 off / lost

posted 03/06

Press Release FLUXHIBITION #3: Thinking Inside of the Box Boxes, Cases, Kits and Containers from the Permanent Collection of the FluxMuseum

Press Release

FLUXHIBITION #3: Thinking Inside of the Box
Boxes, Cases, Kits and Containers from the Permanent Collection of the FluxMuseum in conjunction with the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction

Did you think Fluxus was dead? A thing of the past? Think again. All the big names from the contemporary Fluxus art community flex their communal muscle in this extraordinary exhibition focusing on box assemblage. The FluxMuseum (fluxmuseum.org) in conjunction with the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction (collagemuseum.com) has put together its third international exhibition focusing on specific aspects of Fluxus art practice. Works by artists from all over the world have been donated to the Fluxmuseum for this exhibition. Represented in this show are artists from the all parts of the USA, the UK, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Greece, Germany, Hungry, Italy, France and Cyprus.

The exhibition to be held during the Month of July (1-31) with a gathering from 6:00-8:00pm on Friday July 10th at The Gallery in the E.H. Hereford University Center at the University of Texas at Arlington in Arlington, Texas. This exhibition is sponsored by
the Student Art Association at UTA, a student group that manages and promotes student funded, student managed art exhibitions.

This is the largest exhibition dedicated to contemporary Fluxus/Assemblage box artists ever assembled in the history of the Fluxus community. Box assemblage has been a significant art form within the Fluxus community since its early days. Inspired initially by Marcel Duchamp and Joseph Cornell, Fluxus box assemblage quickly became a staple in the Fluxus community to gather together small works and editions of works from many artists into group and individual box assemblages.

The call for this show got a big boost when Yoko Ono - who has taken an interest since the second Fluxhibition in 2008 - help spread the word this time through her website ImaginePeace.com and through her tweets. Even the New York Times picked up the story. In fact a number of works in the show are inspired by or dedicated to this seminal Fluxus artist.

The FluxMuseum is dedicated to documenting the contemporary global Fluxus art scene and assembling a significant collection of works by contemporary Fluxus artists.

The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction is dedicated to the collection, study and exhibition of collage, assemblage and all forms of constructive art.

See online at fluxmuseum.org and collagemuseum.com A catalog will be available when completed. Details online.

Contact information: Cecil Touchon, Director, public information officer – info@collagemuseum.com – Tel 817-944-4000


A day with artist Shahabuddin in Paris


Plz browse this link to read my article titled 'A day with artist Shahabuddin in Paris' published today in the New Nation (26-06-2009)

Rafique Sulayman


First Major U.S. Exhibition in Nearly 40 Years to Focus Exclusively on Joaquín Torres-García , ArtDaily.org

Joaquín Torres-García, Estructura con varilla blanca y círculo rojo (Structure with Superimposed) White Strip and Red Circle), 1935. Oil and nails on wood. Dimensions cm 39.5 x 9.8 x 6.5 cm. MACBA Collection. Fundació Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona. (web image)
HOUSTON, TX.- Joaquín Torres-García (1874-1949) is revered today as one of the most influential artists and theorists of the early twentieth century to have emerged from Latin America. A charismatic figure in the international art world, he exhibited with the most famous artists of his time, including Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Theo van Doesburg, Jacques Lipchitz, and Marcel Duchamp. Organized by
The Menil Collection in association with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Joaquín Torres-García: Constructing Abstraction with Wood will offer to North American audiences for the first time an exploration of the artist’s wooden constructions known as maderas.


Culture vultures & french Economic and social Council

The Korean artist good-natured NAIM JUNE PAIK....maybe nice gay... it does not prevented him to hog at the expense of Republique, otherwise even on the back of his colleagues promoted for years in the army of the knitters of the art and the other dwarfs of the global garden - let us say about his power of consciousness! 1978 he monopolized a video wall made by 400 tv sets in Beaubourg; 30 years after this forward-looking disaster confronts in the stunning space of the report steered by Julia Kristeva " The cultural message of France and the intercultural vocation of the Francophony " handed to the Economic and Social Council and which at length of comments ( all I know of it ) seems to want to make take the balm which would mass the ulcèrante question " France has it disappeared from the world ". maybe nice the Korean artist Naim June Paik but he will become a big idiot as soon as it will be free to imagine a meshing of 400 vidéostudios on the territory (in other words 5 equipments by department for the same price !!) in the state of the current possibilities of the digital technology, in the state of the current impotence to push the technologies of information and communication in the local need of media (for a local information shining in a space radio television untied from the centrality and in its labour pool). Because France disappeared at first to her even, behind the net of townstates, behind the apology of the transcontinental flexibility, behind the time of available brain which is reduced in not much after the bombardment of the immigrants suburbs without papers


Misfit Prom

Angelina Jolie fan of Enzo.

Angelina Jolie fan of Enzo.


Réalisé sur http://www.photofunia.com


International Survey Reveals How a Generation of Artists Assaulted a Genre , ArtDaily.org

Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923 – 1997), Red Painting (Brushstroke), 1965. Oil and magna on canvas. Collection Charles Simonyi, Seattle. Courtesy of the lender, © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. (web image)
SEATTLE, WA.- In the years 1949-1978, a new attitude exploded across the art world. In reaction to various feelings of global instability, angst and dissatisfaction, artists from across continents– separately and simultaneously – began to reevaluate the traditional, two-dimensional medium of painting – to the point of the physical and theoretical destruction of the genre.
Organized by the Seattle Art Museum (SAM),Target Practice: Painting Under Attack 1949-78 is an international, historical survey of the assaults that painting endured in the years following World War II, documenting why artists felt compelled to shoot, rip, tear, burn, erase, nail, unzip and deconstruct painting in order to usher in a new way of thinking. ...
Target Practice uses the work of Argentine artist Lucio Fontana as a launching point to explore the many ways in which these “movements” manifest throughout the world. Working in war-torn Italy in 1949, Fontana created Concetto spaziale or Spatial Concept pieces – works on paper mounted on canvas, which he pierced with masses of holes or buchi, reflecting the broken physical environment he observed around him. With his buchi, Fontana had suddenly brought the surface behind the canvas into play in his compositions. The lines between the two-dimensional and three-dimensional were blurred, and many of painting’s boundaries were irrevocably shattered. Fontana broke ground when he riddled his canvases with holes, however at the same moment other artists from disparate countries and circumstances were finding themselves compelled to react similarly to the seeming restraints of painting. In Japan in the 1950s, Shozo Shimamoto was puncturing his paintings in a series called Work; in the mid fifties in Italy, Alberto Burri tenuously sutured his torn and scorched Sacco (Sack) works; and in America in the mid-late 1950s, Jasper Johns was metaphorically inviting attack with his Target paintings. From Europe to Asia to North and South America, artists were moving toward a realization that painting was in need of a total reevaluation. ...

Roman Ondák at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, e-flux

Roman Ondák
Measuring the Universe 2007
Performed at MARCO, Vigo, 2008
Photo: Enrique Touriño
Courtesy of the artist

Roman Ondák at The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Museumgoers play a central role in the creation of Measuring the Universe (2007) by Slovakian artist Roman Ondák. Over the course of the exhibition, attendants will record the heights of Museum visitors on the gallery walls, along with their first names and the date each measurement is taken. Beginning as an empty white space, the gallery will gradually accumulate the traces of thousands of people, generating a unique wall drawing.... e-flux


Large-scale and Loving Tribute to Song Dong's Mother Installed in MoMA's Marron Atrium, ArtDaily.org

Left) Song Hui and (Right) Yin Xiuzhen. Installing Projects 90: Song Dong. The Museum of Modern Art, NY. Photo credit: Scott Rudd.(web image)
NEW YORK, NY.- As part of its ongoing Elaine Dannheisser Projects series, The Museum of Modern Art presents Projects 90: Song Dong, featuring the large scale installation Waste Not (2005) by the Beijing-based artist, on view for the first time in the United States. Initially a collaboration with his mother, Zhao Xiang Yuan (1938-2009), the installation—which covers nearly 3,000 square feet of The Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium—comprises all the contents of her home, amassed over the course of 50 years during which the concept of “waste not” (wu jin qi yong in Chinese) was a requisite guideline for survival for the generation that lived through the hardships of the Cultural Revolution (1966 1969/76). Song Dong (b. 1966) initiated the collaboration with his mother in an attempt to wrest her from her grief following the death of his father in 2002. The installation includes the house itself, countless cups, pots, basins, folded and piled up shirts, buttons, ballpoint pens, bottle caps, bags, tubs, toothpaste tubes, neckties, 10-liter oil flasks, handbags, skipping ropes, stuffed animals, and dolls. Sorted by type, the materials are lined up alongside one another, forming a miniature cityscape that viewers can navigate around and through. In the process of organizing and arranging the goods, the baggage of the past was unpacked and his mother’s intended goal of waste not was fulfilled as these materials now have another life in the work. Tragically, Zhao died unexpectedly earlier this year, adding poignancy to the neon sign hanging in the installation that reads “Dad, don’t worry, mum and we are fine.” It remains a family project as the artist is assisted in the installation by his sister, Song Hui, and his wife Yin Xiuzhen. ...


Salvador Dali Exhibition Slated for UB's Anderson Gallery, June-August , ArtDaily.org

The exhibition features 15 original drawings, two lithographs, a poster and a silver sculpture from the Edmund Klein Collection.
BUFFALO, NY.- “Salvador Dali,” an exhibition of works by the Spanish surrealist that coincides with the 20th anniversary of his death, will be presented June 27-August 27 by the University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery. It will feature 15 original drawings, two lithographs, a poster and a silver sculpture from the Edmund Klein Collection; two paintings from the University at Buffalo Collection, and a sculpture and several drypoint etchings from the collection of Niagara University’s Castellani Art Museum. The exhibition will take place in the second floor gallery of the Anderson, 1 Martha Jackson Place (off Englewood Avenue between Main Street and Kenmore Avenue). It will be free of charge and open to the public. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday. 1-5 p.m. Further information and directions can be obtained from the gallery at (716) 829-3754. The 15 sketches and the silver sculpture in the Klein Collection belong to the family of the late Edmund Klein, M.D., a world-renowned skin cancer researcher who was a research professor in UB’s School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and served as chief of dermatology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. For nearly a decade, beginning in 1972, the year he won the coveted Albert Lasker Award for Clinical Medical Research for his outstanding contributions to the treatment of skin cancer, Klein treated Dali for skin cancer in New York City, France and on Spain’s Costa Brava. Paul Chimera, a spokesperson for the Klein family and a Dali aficionado, says that over the years, the doctor and the artist became close friends and that Dali paid Klein unconventionally for his medical treatment by executing, personalizing and dedicating to Klein, the original drawings to be shown in the UB exhibit. ...



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Figurative Paintings From the La Caixa Foundation Collection on View in Barcelona, ArtDaily.org

A. R. Penck dedicates a triptych to Jean-Michel Basquiat, with great influence from the graffiti he saw in New York. Photo: EFE/Alberto Estévez.(web image)
BARCELONA.- The La Caixa Foundation has cleaned the dust from its contemporary art collection, which was started in 1985, to show at CaixaForum in Barcelona the revitalization the painting experienced in the 1980s from the hand of artists such as Miquel Barceló and Ferran García Sevilla. The exhibition “Figurations” comprises 12 large works of art, owned by the private entity, many of which had never before been seen in Barcelona or only in the exhibition “26 Painters, 13 Critics: Panorama of Young Spanish Painting” that was organized in 1982. "Now we remember that moment in which painting returned to the figurative after years of being minimalist and conceptual”, a change precisely made to “renovate its own abstraction”, indicated the head of the La Caixa Foundation Contemporary Art Collection, Nimfa Bisbe. ...

AUM by Tarantino

AUM, Christine Tarantino 2009, for BZZZOING! Future Sounds & Music, project of Vittore Baroni, Italy

"...a little colour music (Vincent van Gogh 1853 - 1890)" by Tarantino

Poem written c. 1990, collage created 2009, Christine Tarantino

Histoire de l'art revisité : Francis Bacon Guignolisé


Persistence of Dalí Opens at William Bennett Gallery In New York, ArtDaily.org



NEW! Femailist ATC Version 2, Darlene Altschul, Anna Banana, John Mountain

CHIARLONE e FORMIGONI - maestri del colore - Brescia 2009

BEUYS - ripetizione differente - Bruno Chiarlone 2008-2009

j.beuys soap box

Fluxhibition - Boxes, Cases, Kits and Containers Postcard #off lost