"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.


How To Draw a Reindeer: Ray Johnson in the Candy Aisle


Slam Magazine interviews Caio Fern


Slam Magazine interviews Caio Fern .

Today the Slam Magazine posted on their site an interview with me ( see it here - http://artslammagazine.com/?p=7415 )The interview was made by Terri Lloyd.( Terri's blog where you can find her really good works , trist me - http://www.hairycarrionarts.blogspot.com/ )Really , when i knoew about the interview, with all the respect , but I was expecting lame questions as :" what are your main influences, when did you discover that was an artist ...." and things like that .But Terri questions where really good , she knew what was talking about and I felt like waves were breacking upon my head forcing me to answer it properly . She was fantastic . I had lots of fun and at the end I got really exited about .http://artslammagazine.com/?p=7415I do hope you enjoy this enterview as I did .http://artslammagazine.com/?p=7415Slam is an art magazine and there you can find many good artist too .http://artslammagazine.com/?p=7415Don't forget to visit Terri's blog .Thank you Terri .You're great .


Walker Art Center presents Yves Klein, e-flux

December issue of Un<>Cut now available

Hi everyone -

Just wanted to let you know that the December issue of my magazine "Un<>Cut" is now available for sale at the following link:


Please take a moment to preview this issue as I think you'll enjoy the work of printmaker Yvonette.z from China, collage artist Charles Farrell of Maine, and New York author Elizabeth Dembrowsky's excerpt from her novel, "my monk: A Typographic Novel". On the inside front cover is the poem, "Learning to Melt" by Robert Keegan Walker (UK). Robert's poetry was featured in our July 2010 issue.

I really think this is the best issue we've published (52 pages!) -- and between now and the end of December, you can get this issue at 50% OFF. Shipping costs are very reasonable at MagCloud.

I appreciate your interest and hope you'll buy a copy!


'Dhaka-Kathmandu Art Fusion' Invitation

(kindness of Rafique Sulayman, Curator)


Screening and Discussion: "The Century of the Self" (Friday, December 10 at the New School)

Dear friends of Cabinet,

Please join us for a screening and discussion of The Century of the Self with George Prochnik and Martin Bergmann

Date: Friday, December 10, 2010, 8 pm
Location: The New School Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 2nd Floor, 55 W 13th St, New York (map here)
FREE. No RSVP necessary.
A co-presentation with the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis & the New School

Cabinet, The National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, and the New School present a screening of "There Is a Policeman Inside All Our Heads: He Must Be Destroyed" and "Eight People Sipping Wine in Kettering," parts 3 and 4 of The Century of the Self, the extraordinary BBC documentary on the intertwined histories of Sigmund Freud, modern consumerism, and representative democracy. At its heart is the idea that public relations and politicians have used Freud's theories to engineer a society of consent.

The screening will be preceded by an introduction by George Prochnik, Cabinet contributor and author of Putnam Camp: Sigmund Freud, James Jackson Putnam, and the Purpose of American Psychology (2006) and In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise (2010). It will be followed by an open discussion with psychoanalyst Martin Bergmann, who is a participant in the documentary.

Please note: Parts one and two of the documentary ("Happiness Machine" and "The Engineering of Consent,") were screened on November 12, with a short introduction by Jane Kupersmidt, faculty at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis and member of the Freudian Society. A transcript of the introduction is available here. The first two parts of the The Century of the Self can be seen online here.


news from DB Chirot


Jerome Rothenberg has been publishing some pieces of mine through time at his blog, towards an anthology of "Outsider" poems & poetics
this anthology is part of the ongoing multi-prize winning series POEMS FOR THE MILLENNIUM--
the first two volumes are the best and by far largest ever anthology of "avant-garde" poetry and prose of the twentieth century from around the world
volume three an amazing re-reading of Romanticism with again an immense collection of international work often hard to find in english language as well as the famous Romantics and their legacies--
for Thanksgiving Day he published part one of a fictional/critical (writing re writing) piece in the ongoing series of el colonel pieces-
yesterday appeared Part One of the piece; the second two parts to follow with also a note and links re el colonel

i copied for Jerome Rothenberg the following bibliography of the series that has appeared so far on line: see the attachment--
also attached a painting of el colonel's "homenaje por robetrt bolano



Informazione: Ore 21 presentazione ufficiale a Millesimo

Mi permetto di comunicare alle SV Illustrissime
che questa sera alle ore 21, neve permettendo,
si presenterà a Millesimo,
presso la Sala Consigliare del Palazzo Civico,
il libro sul Risorgimento italiano:

Il libro ha il patrocinio del Museo del Risorgimento di Bologna,
oltre a quello del GRIFL, della SOAMS, dell'Istituto Comprensivo Scolastico di Millesimo,
del Comune di Cairo Montenotte e del Comitato Celebrazioni per G.C.Abba,
del Comune di Millesimo.

Saranno presenti, tra gli altri, il sindaco Mauro Righello,
il presidente della SOAMS Luigi Ferrando,
il Direttore dell'Istituto Comprensivo "Lele Luzzati" di Millesimo, prof. Raviolo,
l'autore della ricerca storica Bruno Chiarlone
oltre ai ragazzi delle Scuole Medie e la popolazione.

Mi duole segnalare il silenzio stampa ( e non è la prima volta nei miei confronti)
delle testate giornalistiche locali
la loro scarsa attenzione e la superficialità
nel trattare le notizie di cultura locale
e nazionale dell'Italia come in questo caso.

Non vorrei che noi lettori della Val Bormida
incominciassimo a mettere
in pratica il consiglio "autorevole" del Capo del Governo
che invita a non leggere più i giornali.

Con ossequio,

Bruno Chiarlone

Vernissage Florica Prevenda - Thursday 9 December in Brussels/Arthus Gallery

(kindness of Florica)


mailart to Wilma Duguay


Au revoir Ghislain Olivier 1947 - 2010

pages from our exhibition catalogue, FEERIE POUR UN AUTRE LIVRE
(most recent image, from Ghislain's Facebook pages)
Another sad news, a fine artist now gone. Ghislain died Monday, Nov. 22. I will add more later. I have a catalogue from an artist book exhibit we were both in many years ago. I will try to find it and post from it.


Art Quote, van Gogh

“I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.”
-Vincent van Gogh

Klaus Groh, Frutus y Terra

# 50 from our collection "C'est mon dada"
Order today by e-mail
or online with Paypal on
(kindness of Francis Van Maele)


I: FABBRICANTI DI LIBRI: Concorso internazionale del Libro d'artista, 4a ed. 2010

(kindness of Maddalena Castegnaro)

Paul Tiililä, polar night

Hi dear friends,

the Polar Night (in Finnish kaamos, period of darkness) begins in North Finland at the end of November and finished in middle of January; it lasts 51 days. Welcome!

la notte polare (in finlandese kaamos, periodo dell´inverno in cui il sole non sorge mai) inizia in Finlandia del Nord alla fine di Novembre e finisce a metà di Gennaio; dura 51 giorni. Benvenuti in Lapponia per vederla!

die Polarnacht (auf Finnisch kaamos, die dunkle Winterzeit) beginnt in Nordfinnland Ende November und geht zu Ende Mitte Januar; es dauert 51 Tage. Herzlich willkommen dann in Lappland!

paul.tiilila@pp.inet.fi www.paultiilila.com

Mail Art Call, Moldova

(kindness of Olga Pavlova)

Fluxus Hair Braiding Performance

Christine Tarantino at play with Allen Bukoff Play Set


Jeanne-Claude, famous death Nov. 18, 2009

Jeanne-Claude: American, French-born Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon, June 13, 1935, Casablanca, of a French military family, educated in France and Switzerland
(Christo was born the same day, same year, same hour as Jeanne-Claude)


Invitation : Kathmandu show

You are invited at the exhibition of 'Dhaka-Kathmandu Art Fusion' at Nepal Art Council Gallery, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu. Renowned actor and UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador,
Ms. Manisha Koirala will inaugurate the show as Chief Guest on December 13, 2010 at 04 PM. Artists of Bangladesh and Nepal will participate at the show.
The exhibition will continue up to December 22, 2010 everyday from 11 AM to 05 PM.
Your kind presence shall highly be appreciated
(kindness of Rafique Sulayman, Curator)


Haxan Part 1

Can Boreal #10

Hello friends,

John Mountain and I are happy to announce the newest issue of Can Boreal #10.
It features the photographic art of 7 artists:
Darlene Altschul
Mike Dickau
Jessy Kendall
John Mountain
Kaz Murakami
Tom Nelson
Derek Pell

Please check it out on line at:


Thank you,

Pierpaolo Limongelli, Italia

Claudio ROMEO, Italia