"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.


Almandrade: Poética de la levedad

Poética de la levedad

Por Nicolas Bernard

El trabajo de Almandrade, tanto el pictórico como el
lingüístico, se ha impuesto a lo largo de todos estos años como un
lugar de reflexión solitario y al margen de la escena cultural de
Bahía. Después de unos primeros ensayos figurativos, en los inicios de
la década de los 70, cuando ganó una Mención Especial en el Primer
Salón Estudiantil en 1972, su investigación plástica se encaminó hacia
el abstraccionismo geométrico y el arte conceptual.

Como poeta, manteniendo contacto con la poesía concreta y con
los poemas/proceso, produjo una serie de poemas visuales. Con un
estudio más riguroso del constructivismo y del arte conceptual, su
arte se desarrolla entre la geometría y el concepto. Diseños en blanco
y negro, objetos y proyectos de instalaciones, esencialmente
cerebrales, basados en un procedimiento primoroso de tratar cuestiones
prácticas y conceptuales, marcan la producción de este artista en la
segunda década de los 70.

Un escultor que trabaja con el color y con el espacio y un
pintor que medita sobre la forma, el trazo y el color en la pantalla.
El arte de Almandrade dialoga con ciertas referencias de la
modernidad, reinventando nuevas lecturas. Trabaja con un mínimo de
elementos pictóricos, dos o tres colores, dos planos, dos o tres
texturas, un trazo, etc. Algo creativo que menospreciamos a primera
vista, pero que cuando estamos inmersos en el clima que nos ofrece,
encontramos como algo nuevo. La simplicidad que predomina en las
composiciones despierta la imaginación y el raciocinio.

Su poesía también traduce ese principio de una poética de lo
mínimo y de la levedad. Pocas palabras, versos cortos y sueltos,
sintéticos, muchos sin títulos y sin adornos. Artista plástico, poeta
y arquitecto, Almandrade (Antônio Luiz M. Andrade) es un pionero de la
contemporaneidad en Bahía, pero sin el reconocimiento que merece su
trabajo. Como dijo en cierta ocasión el poeta Cleber Borges:
"Almandrade es uno de aquellos personajes aparentemente descolocados
en el espacio y en el tiempo, que parece caminar hacia un lado, cuando
el reloj insiste en avanzar hacia delante". Así es su poesía y su

Su arte y su poesía, para unos pocos, están siendo reconocidos
en Brasil y en el exterior. En 1997 participa de la antología
Internacional Poetry Review, con un poema traducido por el poeta
americano Steven White. Hoy, el arte y la poesía de Almandrade
representan el otro lado de Bahía y tiene como tema de reflexión el
propio arte y el estar en el mundo. Se destaca por la diferencia y por
una trayectoria singular. Como afirma el poeta Haroldo Cajazeira,
Almandrade, sin dejarse devorar por la provincia, produce con su arte
"un saber sobre la imposibilidad de consistencia de un sistema de

Poetics of the lightness

By Nicolas Bernard

The work of Almandrade, both the painting and the
linguistic, has prevailed over all these years as a
place of reflection alone and apart from the cultural scene of
Bay. After a few early figurative trials, at the beginning of
the Decade of the 1970s, when he won a special mention in the first
Student Hall in 1972, his plastic research are directed towards
the geometric abstractionism, and conceptual art.

As a poet, while maintaining contact with the poetry specific and
the poems/process, produced a series of Visual poems. With a
more rigorous study of constructivism and conceptual art, their
art takes place between the geometry and the concept. Designs in white
and black, objects and facilities projects, essentially
brain, based on an exquisite procedural issues
practical and conceptual, mark the production of this artist in the
Second Decade of the 1970s.

A sculptor who works with the colour and the space and a
painter that meditates on the shape, the stroke and the color on the screen.
The art of Almandrade speaks with certain references in the
modernity, reinventing new readings. Works with a minimum of
pictorial elements, two or three colors, two levels, two or three
textures, a stroke, etc. Something creative that we menospreciamos to the first
view, but when we are engaged in the climate that offers
We find something new. The simplicity that predominates in the
compositions arouses the imagination and the intellect.

His poetry also reflects the principle of a poetic of the
minimum and the lightness. Few words, short and loose verses,
synthetic, many without titles and decorations. Artist, poet
and architect, Almandrade (Antônio Luiz M. Andrade) is a pioneer of the
contemporary Bay, but without the recognition it deserves your
work. As the poet Luxemburgo Borges once said:
"Almandrade is one of those seemingly misplaced characters"
in space and time, which seems to walk sideways, when
"the clock insists on moving forward." So is his poetry and his

His art and his poetry, for a few, are being recognized
in Brazil and abroad. In 1997 he participates in the anthology
International Poetry Review, with a poem translated by the poet
American Steven White. Today, the art and poetry of Almandrade
they represent the other side of the Bay and has as a theme for reflection the
own art and being in the world. Stands out for the difference and
a unique experience. As the poet Haroldo Cajazeira
Almandrade, without being devour for the province, produces his art
"a knowledge about the impossibility of consistency of a system of"

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