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, December 3, 2008


'They put robins on stamps – why not our sons who died in Iraq?'

Published Date: 03 December 2008
By Tim Cornwell
Arts Correspondent
FAMILIES of Scottish soldiers killed in Iraq yesterday backed an artist's campaign for commemorative stamps to be issued carrying the faces of their lost loved ones.
Queen and Country, a work by the Turner Prize-winning war artist Steven McQueen, went on show in Edinburgh yesterday as part of a national tour. It is a large oak cabinet with 120 sliding drawers showing sheets of stamps featuring the portraits of slain service personnel. There are 136 commemorated so far, and McQueen wants the Royal Mail to make the stamps official.Carol Paterson, from Fife, lost her son, Scott "Casper" Kennedy, 20, a private in the Black Watch, when he and two other soldiers were caught in a bomb blast in June last year.She said: "I think it's lovely to see their faces. It would be even lovelier to see them on a proper postage stamp."The photograph of her son that McQueen used is an army picture taken when he passed out at the Catterick base in Yorkshire. "It's just like seeing him again," his mother said. The Imperial War Museum commissioned McQueen as artist for the Iraq conflict in 2003, and he spent six days at the UK base in Basra. The Art Fund, an independent charity, bought the resulting work, Queen and Country, for the museum. So far, more than 15,000 signatures have been added to a petition calling for an official set of stamps. A Royal Mail spokeswoman said the " role and sacrifice of the UK's servicemen and women" had featured in special stamps for the army in 2007 and the Royal Air Force in 2008, with the Royal Navy coming in 2009. "Royal Mail receives around 3,000 requests every year for special stamp issues, but only ten subjects can be chosen," she said. "Therefore, it is impossible to accommodate every request."McQueen was not at yesterday's unveiling of the artwork at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. He has been busy promoting his award-winning film, Hunger.Andrew Macdonald, the Art Fund's deputy director, said of Queen and Country: "It really isn't either anti-war or pro-war. It is about our relationship with people who go out and serve with the forces in our name, whether or not we support the conflict."Diane and Walter Douglas, the parents of Lance-Corporal Allan Douglas, who was killed in January 2006, had travelled from their home in Aberdeen to the gallery. Their son was the last Highlanders' casualty recorded in the Edinburgh Castle log book before the Scottish regiments were amalgamated.The couple have written to 10 Downing Street backing the idea of proper stamps. "It's reminding people – when you buy a stamp, you see somebody's face," Mr Douglas said. "We were never for this war anyway. Neither was Allan, but he had no choice. That was it. He had to do his duty. He never believed in it."Mrs Douglas said the artwork had achieved something for men and women who had been killed, including her son."He always said, even before he joined the army, 'One of these days I'll be famous'," she said. Margaret Thomson slid out the drawer showing her son Robert's picture, taken at his Basra Palace base, astride a camouflaged American Harley Davidson motorcycle. He was killed just a few yards away. "It's very personal, it's very lovely. You just see him there – for a split second, you forget that he's dead, then you remember why you're here, and he is dead," she said. "They do stamps with a robin on it, a wren on it. Why wouldn't you allow that? I can't understand the politics of it. If people don't want to buy them because they don't agree with the war, fair enough."PROFILESteve McQueen, born in London in 1969, works in London and Amsterdam. He won the Turner Prize in 1999 with a film that included a homage to a famous stunt by the silent star Buster Keaton. In 2003, he was named an official war artist in Iraq. Now his international profile will rise further when he represents Britain at the Venice Biennale next year, the most important date in the 2009 art world's calendar.With exhibitions in Paris, Vienna and Japan, his fame has extended to film. In May this year, his feature film, Hunger, the story of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands, won the prestigious Camera d'Or award at the Cannes Film Festival.

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