September 2012

Christine A. Tarantino - Hjuler BROTKATZE collaborations on exhibit at FzKKe Gallery, Germany, Sept. 1 - 30, 2012.

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.

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,

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
features artist STEVE RANDOM.

WORDS OF LIGHT BOOKS, Art Publications By
Contemporary Artists, new blog offering various format books
published by Christine A. Tarantino.

Christine A. Tarantino/Words of Light publishes THE
by Walter Festuccia.

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. "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:

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.

May internet art exhibit @ CHRISTINE TARANTINO COLLECTION features artist RYOSUKE COHEN.

Christine TARANTINO, "RED LIPS FOR DALAI LAMA" exhibition @ INviso, Padiglione TIBET, AssociazioneSal Viana frazione Saliana Pianello del Lario (CO)curated by Ruggero Maggi.

April internet art exhibit @ CHRISTINE TARANTINO COLLECTION features artists Daniel C. Boyer and Richard Canard.

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 or RED LIPS, Box
121, Wendell, MA 01379 USA
"Sometimes I need red apple. Sometimes I need
redlips."-- Nam June Paik
Your RED LIPS art modification will yield
online documentation, maileddocumentation, and potential publication. Please
include a mailing address withyour 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" 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 Guido Vermeulen and Gerson Wenglinski this month, both artists from Belgium.

Christine Tarantino, "RED-BERRY Series" published in "Franticham's Fluxus Assembling Box Nr 17", Redfoxpress, IRELAND.

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:

Wooden Postcard Exhibit, Stehekin Post Office, Stehekin, Washington, USA. Christine Tarantino work:

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.

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.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Bruno Capatti, ITALIA

Dear Cristine, I send to you the translation of the text BXA

BrunoBXA project by Bruno Capatti

I conceive Mail Art as a meta-comunication with aesthetic function so Mail Art concerns all that is communication and its mechanism in terms of aesthetical experimentation.In that way it’s possible to think about alternative, horizontal and symphathetical way of communication.My projects has always been and regards still now investigations about propteries, characteristic and opportunities of Mail Art.In every project I tried to go always deeper in a particular process, tecnique or point of the work.As regards the BXA project ( BXA stands for Bruno capatti Xero-basis Alterations ) started in 1990 (1), the main idea that aimed the work concerned the thorough examination of ‘ADD & PASS’ projects and how well document that work so I can say that BNETzine is the result of this documentation, artzine (2), Network and Personal Bruno’s Net (3).The editor of such a work is in a word a person who co-ordinates a process that involves many people and that keep all that the net of ‘Add & Pass’ produce.In conclusion zine is the informative bulletin of all is happening but only people that intervene on the base know something about it (4).The ‘Add & Pass’ project hasn’t been choose by chance but it’s due to the first Mail Art (5) with the intention of capture it’s deepest meaning.First of all in all of these projects we are overcoming an individualistical conception of the artist in favour of an idea of artist who is meaning singularity that become part of a creative stream.The overcoming of the self as a way of searching the ‘comprension’ is one of the assumption of the ZEN philosophy that importance has influenced all the movements in wich Mail Art has been developed in the 60 ies (6).By the ‘Add & Pass’ pj it’s possible to come back to the basics and recovering that such basis I have transposed all that in my performance (7).So it’s not a case that in the initial base the central image is one of my selfportrait as Ray has already done.That imagine changes quickly up to disappear for giving space to someonelse (9).All this is something more of what is the meaning of work of art. The work of art become ‘endless’, every step is not final, every passage crew to another, going so far of their basics in a kind of cycle of continous revival.All this is not a pure process as can be think but something objectively new. There isn’t the final overcoming of the object but the reaching of it’s maximum limit that probably is insuperable.At the beginning the work was aimed to follow all the work transformations creating by this evolutive’s tables that schematise the multiple ways in ways which the work of art can envelope or voyage (10).Because of many difficulties this kind of work have had a stop after a public exposure at the Decentralized Worldwide Networker Congress of Ravenna in 1992.The almost 2500 interventions received by now have been collected at the Mail Art Archives at Dogato (FE), Italy (11).Note1.Started in 1990, the project restarted again in 1997 after a stop between the ’93-‘97’s. The Basis elaborations have yet always circulated.2.Artzine – laboratory-review of aesthetical project was the name of my first heading of micro-magazine dedicated at Mail Art (1986).3.One of the main characteristics of BNETzine is which of maintain the mail letter model with the aim of underline even more their mail nature. Every envelope is decorated with self made stamps that refers at the contents of current BNETzine. In regards of my stamps production see also John Held Jr., L'ARTE DEL TIMBRO - Rubber Stamp Art, AAA ed. pp. 40-43.In 2000 BNETzine had also a brief appendix in the web but nothing go on. the new edition of BNETzine (since 2000), it can be find all About BXA project and something about my personal Net : meetings, performance situations, event about Mail Art Network; where you can find other web site, expositions or meeting informations about BXA project or BNETzine. In that new edition it can also be finded the survey RAY CLUB, LETTER BOX COLLECTION, BNETfriends and so on.5.In his “ ARTE POSTALE” Vittore Baroni has catched the connection between BXA pj and the Ray’s work – pp. 126-127. For Vittore those are Chained Projects. Vittore Baroni “Arte Postale—Guida al network della corrispondenza creativa” ’97, AAA refers at Cage work, at New-DADA, Happenings and at the FLUXUS that regarded Ray.7.The relation between my personal experience and ZEN culture has gone always deeper participating at SHODO session, the way of writing, realized by the Japanese master Norio Nagayama.8.The basic was on a A4 Photocopy with in the centre my face inside a frame and above written “artslides”, All this was in a little setting where there was put the request “alter, pass and send a copy to” and the address where to send the work. From this other Networkers made many B basics. Also Ray participated at the project and I spoke about this in a meeting in Florence in 1998 called “Quello spirito folletto di Ray Johnson”. Can be look in the Artpool of Budapest website: this can be linked a critical vision of art system , of the communication and more in general of the capitalist society. For this reason ‘Add & Pass pj’ can be connected with the neoist projects of multiple names Monty Cantsin, Luther Blisset, WU MING.10.The elaboration also regarded typological tablrs of different ways of intervention/alteration.11.MAIL ART ARCHIVES, via Bordocchia 69, 44020 Dogato (FE), Italy

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