"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.


War Is Over - Peace Card (from the "Pirate Series")

Radiance for Adrian, TARANTINO

Radiance for Adrian, mono-type totem word-art print with glitter and studio debris, Christine Tarantino, 2010

Demosthenes Agrafiotis

A new book of visual poetry from Demosthenes Agrafiotis from Athens.
You can order by email or online
at http://www.redfoxpress.com/dada-agrafiotis.html

A collection of small artists' books
dedicated to experimental, concrete and visual poetry,
or any work combining text and visual arts
in the spirit of dada or fluxus.

Demosthenes Agrafiotis

Collages, drawings, writings, texts, photography...
A6 format - 40 pages - laser printing.
Thread and quarter cloth binding
January 2011
price: 15 euro / 20 US $ / 13 UK Sterling

Demosthenes Agrafiotis was born in 1946
and lives in Athens.
He is active in the fields of poetry/painting/
photography/intermedia and their interactions,
with books of poetry and essays, and exhibitions
of photography paintings- drawings and
installations, both in Greece and abroad.
He has a special interest for the relations between
art and new technologies, for multimedia or
intermedia projects and also for performances.
His essays are dedicated to analysis of different
forms of art as cultural phenomenon. He has
participated in different type of artistic activities:
publications, small press initiatives and mail - art /
alternative - art projects.


An Exchange with Sol LeWitt, Christine Tarantino

To all participants of my Mail Art Call for Sol LeWitt:

A two-part exhibition co-presented by MASS MoCA and Cabinet
Curated by Regine Basha

Cabinet: 20 January – 19 February, 2011
MASS MoCA: 22 January – 31 March, 2011

To all "An Exchange with Sol LeWitt" participants:

Although we promised to inform you of where your piece would be displayed by December 1, we received over 1,000 submissions and are still processing the works.

We will let you know where your submission will be displayed in January 2011, shortly before the exhibition's opening
-Regine Basha

BED SUPREMACY - Supremacia do Mein Welt.

photos and works by Caio Fern.


photo and work by Caio Fern . Let's have a great 2001 Christine . Warm kisses from the tropical side of the continent ;)


END DETOX - final call


The Art Detox project, a free and open to all experiment in art ecology, was planned as a twelve months collective test, “a year of artistic detoxification” in the tradition of the “Decentralized Congress” years of 1986, 1992, 1998 and 2004. Therefore, from December 31st 2010 the project may be considered terminated, but the blog http://artdetox2010.ning.com (now featuring over a thousand images from 146 blog members) will remain active as an online documentation at least until August 2011.
A conclusive multimedia Art Detox catalogue will be prepared soon in a limited edition, made available at production cost to all those interested. If you want to contribute a final statement (text, visual or audio) on the usefulness or pointlessness of this experience, or if you have other Art Detox documents and ruminations to share, there is time until January 17th 2011 (“art’s birthday” according to Robert Filliou) to post it on the blog or e-mail it directly to vittorebaroni@alice.it. Do not forget to include your e-mail or postal address, to be timely notified as soon as the catalogue will be ready.
Thanks to all & happy 2011!
(kindness of Vittore Baroni, Italia)

Clemente PADIN

Happy New Year - Feliz Fin de Año
Bien, queridos amigos…llegó la hora de dejar en paz a la gente… Basta de engañar y despertar falsas expectativas…No más excusas… ¿Hasta cuándo seguiremos ofreciendo peras por olmos? ¿Ilusiones por realidades? Ya Eliot nos advertía que “la especie humana no soportaba mucha realidad” pero eso no nos obliga a mentirles por siempre.
La verdadera función del arte es tapar la realidad bajo un manto de signos banales y de representaciones espurias para mantener a la gente en el sitio que el sistema le ha asignado. No importa qué lenguaje se utilice, incluso el lenguaje de la acción…se puede decir lo que se quiera y lo dicho (verdadero o no) se impone por la autoridad del emisor (es decir, del artista) y del aparato publicitario que lo respalda.
Las obras de arte que producimos son sublimaciones o vías de escape de las tensiones o deseos no realizados. Artilugios creados en el reino del deseo y no en el reino de lo real…una suerte de masaje del espíritu o de reposo de fin de semana (“Todo arte es el diseño del deseo”, Freud). Nosotros, los artistas, operamos con sistemas de representación de la realidad (lenguajes) y no con la realidad misma. En eso reside nuestra fuerza (y nuestra absoluta falsedad).
Éticamente no tenemos ningún derecho de joder a la gente…paremos con el arte.
Clemente Padín, el escupidor de asados...


Well, dear friends. .the hour of leaving in peace to the people has arrived.... Coarse of deceiving and wake up false expectations... Not more excuses. Until when will we follow offering pears for elms? Build up hopes for realities? Already Eliot warned us that "the human species don't support much reality" but that doesn't oblige us to lie them for always.

The true function of art is cover the reality under a mantel of trivial signs and fraudulent representations in order to maintain people in the site that system has assigned them. Don't matter what language is utilized, included the language of action... it could say the one which is wanted and he told (true or not) it is imposed for the authority of the originator (the artist) and of the mercandizing apparatus that endorses him.

Art works that we produce are illusions or roads of escape of the tensions or desires not carried out. Bad crafts created in the reign of the desire and not in the reign of reality gets like a massage of the spirit or rest of weekend..."Art is the design of desire", Freud... We, artists, operated with systems of representation of reality (languages) but not with the same reality. Our strength and our absolute falsehood reside in that.
Ethically we don't have no law for to fuck people....Stop art.
Clemente Padín, the spiter of roasting...

Nella Fondazione Bozzano a Varazze e con Risc Dalla Corte a Cairomont - Italy


Mail Art Call: Imagine Squirrels

invito luogoComunelab

Ex Pescheria Cesena (FC)
29 dicembre 2010 al 16 gennaio 2011

Quattro anni di laboratorio creativo permanente, di condivisione dell’esperienza creativa attraverso progetti e idee
42 artisti, provenienti da diversi paesi dell’Europa, dagli Usa, dall’Italia e dall’Emilia-Romagna
Dominique Angel , Filippo Biondi, Mimosa Blanda, Maria Chiara Calvani, Melania Catteruccia, Alessio Cavallucci,
Nhandan Chirco, Ilaria Cuccagna, Douglas Grant Mine, Werther Germondari, Anette Haas, Carsten Hensel, Nicola Jayne Maskrey,
Fabiola Ledda, Francesca Marti, Albert Mayr, Valentino Menghi, Francesco Michi, Luca Miti, Franco Ottavianelli, Gianni Piacentini,
Antonio Picardi, Branko Popovic, Elena Prati, Catherine Prose, Angelo Ricciardi, Anton Roca, Aureli Ruiz, Leda Sacchetti,
Anja Sijben, Julie Upmeyer, Valerio Vasi.
Gruppo Mandra: Daniele Angelini, Marcello Di Camillo, Iacopo Flamigni, Matteo Lucca, Annalisa Mongello, Carlo Rivalta e Matteo Sbaragli
Gruppo Sinestetico: Albertin, Sassu e Scordo
Galleria Ex Pescheria
Via Pescheria, 23 . Cesena (FC)
dal 29 dicembre 2010 al 16 gennaio 2011
Mercoledì 29 dicembre
Ore: 17.00
(kindness of Antonio Sassu)

Costas Evangelatos



The Holidays from the Bridgeportians(Michael Hernandez De Luna)

The holidays are always a time to reflect about the past year, plan for the new, and move forward...
We truly wish that everyone we know is happy, healthy, and prosperous...
However, should you be broke, the bill is at 100%.
we love ya,


artist book by Juergen Olbrich

new artist book from Juergen Olbrich
You can order by e-mail at info@redfoxpress.com
or online with Paypal
at http://www.redfoxpress.com/AB-olbrich.html



Vintage children cards
with (eventually) fitting captions
Inkjet printing
12 x 17 cm - 44 pages - hardcover
2010, 75 numbered copies
30 euros - 40 US $ - 25 UK Pds

Juergen Olbrich was born in Bielefeld in 1955.
He lives in Kassel and is known for his performances and publications.
As early as 1973 he was doing copy art and publishing copy art books
and in 1976 he started publishing his magazine "Collective Copy".
Olbrich is teaching in Germany and is a member of the Kunstverein Kassel.
He participated in documenta 8 in 1987.