"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.


"American Artistamps" in Seoul

American Artistamps

19 May(WED) - 1 June(TUE) 2010
Vernissage : 19 May(WED) 2010(TUE) 6:00 p.m.
& Na Gallery
1-B107/108 SKHUB Kyungun Jongno Seoul
T. 02-2666-4450
F. 02-6918-4240

Web: www.jaypia.com
More Info : 010-4001-0401 (Jay)

"American Artistamps"

Jay & Na Gallery will sponsor the exhibition, "American Artistamps," curated by noted San Francisco Mail Artist, John Held, Jr. The exhibition contains the work of American artists who create fake postage stamps, including historic examples by noted artists Robert Watts and Donald Evans.

Stamp collecting has long been a favorite hobby in many countries. Some countries are now allowing their citizens to personalize postage stamps by adding their own graphics and portraits to official postage at additional cost. Postage stamps have long fascinated artists, who have created their own postage stamps commemorating personal events and imaginary lands.

The creation of artistamps (artist/stamps) is especially prolific in the contemporary art movement of Mail Art, where use of rubber stamps, postage stamps, and cancellation marks honor and parody official government postal systems by participating artists from around the world. This artistic network has been in existence for fifty years.

American artists have been active in the production of fake postage stamp sheets at least since the early 1960's, when Fluxus artist Robert Watts, began producing postage stamps as both Pop Art objects and in support of avant-garde art activities. He is represented in the exhibition by his work, "Airmail Luna."

Another early producer of artistamps was Donald Evans, whose miniature watercolors portrayed different aspects of his imaginary worlds. He is represented in the exhibition by a philatelic souvenir sheet he prepared for one of his very few exhibitions.

The first exhibition of artist postage stamps occurred in 1974 in Canada. American artists Harley and Dogfish, both of whom were collectors of stamps as children, participated in this historic show, along with Evans and Watts. Ten years later, the term artistamp came to represent the field, to distinguish it from rubber stamp art, another important Mail Art activity.

Among the contemporary artists contributing work to the exhibition, Picasso Gaglione (Chicago), an active Mail Artist since the late 1960's also known as Dadaland, contributes a conceptual series of minimal "Achrome Artistamps," each a different glow-in-the-dark color.

Another Chicago artist, Michael Thompson, has very different concerns. His stamp sheets are very political, referring to such social concerns as gun violence, freedom of religion and the closing of Guantanamo Bay. Tim Mancusi (Santa Rosa, California) also takes a political position when he commemorates "anarchy" on postage that usually indicates "governmental authority."

Al Ackerman (Baltimore) and Darlene Altschul (Los Angeles) cooperate in translating paintings by Ackerman into perforated artistamp sheets by Altschul. This long running artistic collaboration highlights the cooperative nature of the Mail Art movement.

Mike Dickau (Sacramento, California) also exemplifies this spirit by asking correspondents to "add and pass on" the artistamp sheets he encloses in his mailings to them. Artist buZ blurr (Gurdon, Arkansas) is an active traveler who meets many of his correspondents. When he does, he takes a photograph of them, makes stencils from the photographs, and arranges them in group portraits.

The late John Rininger (also of Chicago) contributes oversize stamp sheets that challenge the notion of stamps as postage. For his works are sometimes very large and printed on papers more suitable for framing then mailing.

Other artists in the exhibition challenge the nature of what defines a postage stamp. Artists Rocola (San Leandro, California) and John Held, Jr. use perforation lines in abstract ways, rather then the traditional postal grid. Their perforation lines go across the page in various directions, used more as an artistic devise then a practical means of separating and detaching images.

Hamlet Mateo is new to the field of artistamps and shows how the field has matured as the technology employed in the production of these works evolve. The majority of contemporary artistamps are now designed on the computer, printed out (sometimes, but not always, on gummed paper), and perforated.

The irony is that these modern works, designed and printed by twenty-first century technologies, are usually perforated on industrial machinery manufactured in the nineteenth century. Machinery for perforating is disappearing in our modern world of e-mail and self-adhesive stamps.

The postage stamp still attracts the attention of artists who recognize that this traditional bureaucratic symbol of governmental power, despite it's small size and antique nature, continues to be a powerful symbol of communication, capable of expressing miniature worlds of textual and graphic information.

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