"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.


Gesto Segno Disegno

COMUNICATO STAMPA (Italiano) and English
il Comune di Calasetta (CI) Sardegna
Gesto Segno Disegno
Rassegna d’Arte Contemporanea
Un progetto realizzato da Sémata
Franca Tronci
Gruppo Sinestetico
8 agosto - 23 settembre 2011
MACC Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Calasetta via Savoia 2 , (CI) Sardegna

a cura di Erica Olmetto

Inaugurazione: lunedì 8 agosto 2011 ore 19.00

Inaugura lunedì 8 agosto alle ore 19,00 presso il MACC Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Calasetta, il primo appuntamento della Rassegna d’arte contemporanea Gesto Segno Disegno, realizzata dal Comune di Calasetta da organizzata dalla Cooperativa Sèmata e dell’Associazione culturale Dehe.Art con il patrocinio della Provincia di Carbonia Iglesias Assessorato Turismo Eventi e Sport. Il progetto delle mostre, curato da Erica Olmetto, consiste in un ciclo di eventi d’arte che occuperanno per la prima tappa i locali del MACC Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Calasetta dall'8 agosto 2011.

Nel corso dell’esposizione che aprirà la Rassegna d’Arte Contemporanea saranno proposte dall'8 agosto al 23 settembre, le opere di pittura e scultura dell'artista oristanese Maria Franca Tronci e quelle video fotografiche del Gruppo Sinestetico, nell’ottica di un confronto tra artisti di diversa origine e di differente esperienza artistica. L’obiettivo del progetto, infatti, consiste nell’integrare diversi linguaggi e forme stilistiche, proponendo differenti livelli di conoscenza e di ricerca degli artisti partecipanti, conformemente al tema della rassegna che si concentra su tre elementi essenziali delle arti visive, il gesto, il segno e la creatività del disegno. Di fondamentale importanza la lezione concretista del maestro Ermanno Leinardi e della sua collezione permanente, conservata nel noto museo civico di Calasetta, e lo spazio a lui dedicato, punto di partenza per un nuovo approccio artistico e termine di confronto ideale per le importanti proposte artistiche in programma, non a caso, evidentemente legate al Museo che le ospiterà nel corso della rassegna.

Si comunica che l'11 e il 12 agosto alle ore 19.00, all'interno del Museo di Calasetta, si terranno due conferenze sull'arte contemporanea:

Gesto segno disegno: la collezione del Museo Civico di Arte Contemporanea di Calasetta a cura di Erica Olmetto

L’arte contemporanea nelle sue forme espressive a cura di Erica Olmetto e Federico Cozzucoli
Inoltre, durante la rassegna, sarà possibile svolgere alcuni laboratori didattici per comprendere meglio i principi fondamentali che guidano l’esperienza artistica:

Gesto segno disegno a cura di Sémata - Federico Cozzucoli

Acquerello: il colore e la forma a cura di Sémata - Federico Cozzucoli

Acquerello en plain air a cura di Sémata - Federico Cozzucoli

Disegniamo il nostro autoritratto a cura di Sémata - Federico Cozzucoli

Tempera grassa: Gesto segno disegno a cura di Luca Imperiali

Fotografia analogica a cura dell’associazione Melagrana

Dal testo a cura di Erica Olmetto:

“In questo primo appuntamento saranno a confronto due identità artistiche molto diverse sia per linguaggio sia per formazione artistica: Maria Franca Tronci, originaria dell'oristanese dove vive e lavora, mostra alle spalle una lunga e documentata esperienza nelle arti visive, in particolare nella pittura e nella scultura. Per Gesto Segno Disegno ha proposto un progetto installativo dedicato alla travagliata e significativa vicenda del lavoro in miniera, Il treno del silenzio, dove, è evidenziata l'analogia della vita e dell'arduo lavoro del minatore. La vita, intesa anche come esperienza artistica, vissuta con semplicità, umiltà e sacrificio, nella disperata ricerca interiore dell'origine della propria esistenza e di un prossimo futuro, si interseca, identificandosi con il passato, con quella del minatore che, compiendo il gesto di scavare la terra alla ricerca del bene prezioso, emula il processo di ricerca interiore.

Il progetto per una performance presentato dal Gruppo Sinestetico (Albertin, Sassu, Scordo), intitolato Homage to Joseph Beuys, consiste in un video e in una sequenza di foto tratte dalla performance ispirata appunto all'ideale utopico proposto da Beuys secondo il quale l'uomo vive nel proprio ambiente perfettamente integrato con la natura alla quale offre la propria protezione, garantendo solidarietà e libera collaborazione con gli altri uomini appartenenti alle diverse culture e religioni. Evidentemente in linea con il pensiero sinestetico del Gruppo, l'azione consiste nell'introdurre la testa dell'uomo insieme alla radice della pianta attraverso un processo di sinestesia nel quale risulta incisivo il gesto protettivo dell'uomo che si sacrifica per preparare la terra all'ingresso della pianta”.

Curatela: Erica Olmetto +39.328.4328941

Un progetto realizzato da Sémata

con la collaborazione dell'Associazione Culturale Dehe.art

per le informazioni e i laboratori didattici: http://www.undo.net/it/mostra/123707

Società Cooperativa
Via Cagliari 66, 09041 Dolianova (CA)
Tel. e Fax 070 2346404
The Commune of Calasetta
Gesto Segno Disegno
(Gesture, Sign, Drawing).
Contemporary art review
a project realized by Sémata

Franca Tronci
Gruppo Sinestetico
August 8th - September 23rd 2011

MACC Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Calasetta (CI) Sardinia Italy
by Erica Olmetto

Opening: Monday August 8th 2011 at 7.30 pm

The first appointment of the Contemporary art review Gesto Segno Disegno (Gesture Sign drawing), opens on Monday August 8th at 7.30 pm at MACC Museum of Contemporary Art in Calasetta. The event, sponsored by the Commune of Calasetta with a support by Provincial administration of Carbonia Iglesias (Assessorship for Tourism, Events and Sports), has been carried out by and organized by Sèmata Cooperative Society and by the Cultural association Dehe.Art. The exhibition project, edited by Erica Olmetto, consists of a series of contemporary art events that will take up, as a first leg, the premises of MACC (Museum of Contemporary arts of Calasetta) starting from August 8th, 2011.

In the context of the exhibition that will open the Contemporary art review from August, 8th to September, 23rd, the sculptural and pictorial works by the artist Maria Franca Tronci from Oristano and the video and photo works by the Gruppo Sinestetico will be proposed from the point of view of a comparison among artists coming from different artistic origins and experiences. The aim of the project, in fact, consists in integrating different levels of knowledge and research among the artists taking part to the event, according to the subject of the review, concentrating on three essential elements in visual arts: the gesture, the sign and the creativity of drawing. Of fundamental importance the concretist lesson by the master Ermanno Leinardi and his permanent collection, housed into the well-known municipal museum in Calasetta, and the space devoted to him, a starting point for a new artistic approach and a term of an ideal comparison with the important artistic offers scheduled, non at random, clearly related to the Museum that will house them during the review.

On August 11th and 12th at 7 p.m. at the Museum in Calasetta, two conferences on contemporary art will be held:

Gesture sign drawing: the collection of the Municipal Museum of Contemporary arts of Calasetta by di Erica Olmetto

Contemporary art through its expressive forms by Erica Olmetto and Federico Cozzucoli
Furthermore, during the review, it will be possible to attend some didactic laboratories to gain a deeper comprehension of the main principles leading the artistical experience:

Gesture sign drawing by Sémata - Federico Cozzucoli

Watercolour: the colour and the shape by Sémata - Federico Cozzucoli

Watercolour en plain air by Sémata - Federico Cozzucoli

Let’s draw our self portrait by Sémata - Federico Cozzucoli

Tempera grassa: Gesture sign drawing by Luca Imperiali

Analogic photography by Melagrana association

Excerpt from Erica Olmetto’s text:

“In this first appointment two artistic identities that are quite different both on language and artistic education will be put on comparison: Maria Franca Tronci, original from the area of Oristano, where she lives and works, shows a long and documented experience in visual arts, in particular painting and sculpture. For Gesture Sign Drawing she proposed an installation project about the troubled and significant vicissitudes of work in the mines, Il treno del silenzio [The Train of Silence], where she points out the analogy between life and the hard miner’s work. Life, seen also as artistic experience, lived in simplicity, humility and sacrifice, in the desperate inner search for the origin of one’s own existence and the next future, identifies itself with the past and intersects with the life of the miner, who emulates the inner search process digging in the ground to find precious goods. The project for a performance proposed by the Gruppo Sinestetico (Albertin, Sassu, Scordo), entitled Homage to Joseph Beuys, is made up of a video and a sequence of photos taken by the performance inspired precisely by the utopian ideal proposed by Beuys, according to whom man lives in his own environment perfectly integrated with nature to which he offers his protection to guarantee solidarity and free cooperation with the other men belonging to the different cultures and religions. Clearly in line with the synaesthesia-besed views of the Group, the action consists of introducing the man’s head together with the plant’s root, through a process of synaesthesia where the protective gesture of the man who sacrifices himself to get the earth ready to the plant’s entry”.
Edited by: Erica Olmetto +39.328.4328941
A project realized by Sémata
With the cooperation of the Cultural Association Dehe.art
For info and didactic laboratories:
(Kindness of Antonio
Sassu, Italia)

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