"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.


Thinking about Art from my Experience by ALMANDRADE

Thinking about Art from my Experience
Man protects himself through language, but in art the language is the path that takes you to the unknown, where the artist thinks about images to inhabit the intimacy of the world.
To contemplate a work of art is to share knowledge, to take on a set of ideas that belong to a secret code, unveiled by the thought of a look. To answer its challenge, we are always imagining realities and references, that are not made up from definite readings. Each spectator reads what he wants to read, according to his own experiences, his repertoire and his cultural interests, resulting in definitions that are more or less close to the nature of the opus.
A work of art is never completely finished. It is always demanding new observations, as a result of the transformations in thought. Concepts will be added along the way, as if the act of observation itself gives rise to new knowledge and doubts regarding the object of art.

Sculpture, object, and setting
The images of levity and equilibrium invent themselves, dialectically, in the process of making something, and in the challenge that the hand and the mind goes through when dealing with matter, space and concepts. The feeling of levity reveals the effort of building, with a metaphor meaning flight, the poetry of the unexpected, the transition from disorder to order, relating reasoning and discerning.
Discreet and contradictory, the parts interact in a momentary (and lasting) rest. Matter coated with color results in a completely different reality, marked by tension, equilibrium, rhythm and the suggestion of space.

To fill the surface of a sheet of paper until you come into contact with the depth of disorder, to inscribe and redefine emptiness. To diagram space and pursue a sense from a distance. The story behind the drawing and emotion. A treatise of semiotics that revolves around itself, objectifying a state of tension. The eye laughs, religiously, at the sensuality of mathematics. Silent writings, do not speak, show nothing. Parallel mirrors that repeat different images. Enigmas that are beyond perspective. Maps of geographical regions that cannot be located. Mirage, abyss, abstraction of absence.

Painting has become a form of canvas restoration. Behind the white surface, where hand and reasoning will come into action, live many shadows, forming an obscure landscape, hiding some of the conflicts of the visual world. The canvas is like an old blackboard, not so much black anymore, but gray. The chalk and the friction of the eraser left behind the scars of numerous scriptures. This is the canvas, a territory with traces of many inscriptions. To paint is to deal with the ghosts of painting, to excavate the density of a surface which looks white, in search of references to build a place, even if it is an unfinished place, to stimulate the reflections of the eye. Painting re-emerges from itself, allowing its dreams and wrinkles to appear, revealing doubts and imperfections, giving the invisible a form. Color and trace vibrate and question themselves as attributes of a support that shelters the staging of a painting.

Almandrade (Antonio Luiz M. Andrade)
plastic Artist, architect, master in urban drawing and poet. It participated of some collective samples, between them: Biennial XII, XIII and XVI of São Paulo; "In Search of the Essence" - it shows special of XIX the Biennial one of São Paulo; IV National Hall; Universe of the Soccer (MAM/Rio); National Fair (S.Paulo); II São Paulo Hall, I Ephemeral International Exposition of Sculpture (Fortaleza); I Bahian Hall; II National Hall; Honrosa mention in the I Estudantil Hall in 1972. It integrated collective of visual, multihalf poems e projects of installations in Brazil and exterior. One of the creators of the Group of Studies of Language of the Bahia that edited the magazine "Semiotics" in 1974. It carried through about twenty individual expositions in Salvador, Recife, Rio De Janeiro, Brasilia and São Paulo between 1975 and 1997; it wrote in some periodicals and magazines specialized on art, architecture and urbanism. Prizes in the competitions of projects for plastic works of art of the Museum of Modern Art of the Bahia, 1981/82. Fundarte prize in XXXIX the Hall of Plastic Arts of Pernambuco in 1986. It edited visual booklets of poetries and/or works: "the Sacrifice of the Direction", "Blacknesses of the Laugh", "Poems", "Nocturnal Sweat" and Architecture of Cotton ". Copene prize of culture and art, 1997.


(Kindness of Almandrade, Brasil)

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