CHRISTINE A. TARANTINO ART NEWS

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:http://wordsoflightbooks.blogspot.com/2012/08/with-blood-of-daylily-poems-drawings-by.html

THESE HANDS PRAY FOR GERONIMO, a visual poem of American Indians, by Christine A. Tarantino, published by Words of Light:http://wordsoflightbooks.blogspot.com/2012/08/these-hands-pray-for-geronimo-by.html

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

August
Christine A. Tarantino, Sign and Language Group Exhibit, Open Stal, The Netherlands.http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/08/christine-tarantino-sign-language-group.html

Christine A. Tarantino series of 40,"Being Human"
published by Redfoxpress, Assembling Box #20,
Ireland.http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/08/assembling-box-20-christine-tarantino.html


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.http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/08/new-red-lips-book-available-at-lulucom.html

August internet art exhibit @ CHRISTINE TARANTINO
COLLECTION
features artist STEVE RANDOM.
http://christinetarantinocollection.blogspot.com/2012/08/steve-random-usa.html

July
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.htmlExhibition "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 Castegnarohttp://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/06/christine-tarantino-anna-boschi-alfonso.html
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.http://christinetarantinocollection.blogspot.com/2012/07/anna-banana-darlene-altschul-john.html

June
"THESE HANDS" call for entries, newest project from Christine TARANTINO.http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/06/these-hands-newest-christine-tarantino.html

June internet art exhibit @ Christine Tarantino Collection features Antoni Miró.
http://christinetarantinocollection.blogspot.com/2012/06/antoni-miro.html

May
"Fear No NewNew Art" artist book published by Redfoxpress, Assembling Box #19, Ireland.
http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/05/fluxus-assembling-box-19-redfoxpress.html

"E-mail Between the Artist & Her Lover" artist book exhibited Villa Giulia, Italia. Curator Marisa Cortese.
http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/05/tarantino-artist-book-villa-giulia.html

"WHO AM I?" artist book exhibited Mostra Internazionale, Italia. Curator Virginia Milici.
http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/05/tarantino-artist-book-who-am-i-in.html

"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.
http://christinetarantinocollection.blogspot.com/2012/05/ryosuke-cohen-japan.html

April
Christine TARANTINO, "RED LIPS FOR DALAI LAMA" exhibition @ INviso, Padiglione TIBET, AssociazioneSal 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

March
Christine Tarantino, "NEWNEW ART Mono-Prints"
published in"Franticham's Fluxus Assembling Box Nr 18",
Redfoxpress, IRELAND.http://wordsoflightart.blogspot.com/2011/11/no-402-newnew-mono-print-series.htmlhttp://www.redfoxpress.com/ass.box18.html

DODODADIANI featured this month
in internet art exhibit at Christine Tarantino Collection. Dododadiani
internet art exhibit
.
http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/03/dododadiani-christine-tarantino.html

February
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
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. http://wordsoflightart.blogspot.com/2012/01/no-412-better-together-harmony-radiance.html

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 Guido Vermeulen and Gerson Wenglinski this month, both artists from Belgium. http://christinetarantinocollection.blogspot.com/2012/01/guido-vermeulen-and-gerson-wenglinski.html

January
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. Christine Tarantino work:
http://wordsoflightart.blogspot.com/2012/01/no-417-american-women-artists-as-tree.html
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. http://wordsoflightart.blogspot.com/2011/07/no-379-photobooth-book-performance.html http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/01/photobooth-performances-by-ginny-lloyd.html

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
http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/01/no-commercial-potential-phaze-ii-show_29.htm

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.
http://wordsoflightart.blogspot.com/2012/01/no-409-red-lips-for-dalai-llama.html

Christine Tarantino exhibited at Foundation IK New Year Celebration Exhibit "I WISH", The Netherlands, by invitation of Ko de Jonge.
http://wordsoflightart.blogspot.com/2011/12/no-406-ik-wens-i-wish.html

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.
http://christinetarantinocollection.blogspot.com/

Christine Tarantino-Hjuler BROTKATZE Collaboration exhibited at GALERIE "Offenes Atelier D.U. Design", Austria, Barbara Rapp, Curator.
http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/01/hjuler-brotkatze-exhibit-austria.html
http://www.offenesatelier.com/kommissar-hjulers-brotkatze-kollaborationen-1401-01022012/
http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/01/austrian-exhibit-tarantino-and-mamabaer.html
http://fluxusa.blogspot.com/2012/01/brotkatze-catalogue-hjuler.html

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ray Johnson at Raven Row

Ray Johnson Please Add to & Return
Inaugural Exhibition
28 February to 10 May 2009
Raven Row's inaugural exhibition is the first large UK show of the collages and mailings of New York artist Ray Johnson. Johnson used radical means to construct and distribute images, and his influence on twentieth century art far exceeds the recognition he receives.
A forerunner of American Pop Art, Johnson appropriated found images of celebrities such as Elvis Presley and James Dean in his work in the mid-fifties. He also integrated his art with social life, inadvertently inventing the 'mail art movement', and anticipating the digital network.
In 1965 Johnson was described by the New York Times as 'New York's most famous unknown artist', a statement that still applied when he died thirty years later. Johnson flirted only occasionally with commercial galleries in the sixties, and ignored them from the mid-seventies until his death in 1995. He remains virtually unknown in Europe.
Ray Johnson's works elude academic classification. Their meticulously arranged surfaces are subverted by spontaneity and randomness, demonstrating the influence of both Albers and Cage, two of his teachers at Black Mountain College. His works can be read as a sequence of tropes and details, a dance of images and text colliding in sometimes hilarious free association.
And Johnson brought others into the dance. He circulated his art amongst a group of friends and those he wanted to see his work, originally as a strategy for exhibiting without a gallery. Johnson created what he described as 'a game of ping-pong', often instructing recipients to add to and send on his mailings, either to specific people or back to him. This furthered the indeterminacy of his images, introducing one person to another (or introducing an image to an audience of one through the mailbox) in a way analogous to the meeting of fragments in a collage.
Ray Johnson Please Add to & Return will be the largest exhibition yet of Johnson's work in Europe. Significantly, it will be the first anywhere to represent Johnson's mailings, objects he regarded as gifts and thus contrary to the market, equallywith the collage works he made for gallery exhibition between 1966 and 1973. Also included will be the collages he subjected to a seemingly endless process of reworking and overlaying, which were found signed with multiple dates and neatly arranged in his house at the time of his death.
This exhibition would not have been possible without the generous participation of the Estate of Ray Johnson at Richard L. Feigen & Co.

2 comments:

Mister Trippy said...

The show is really great, extensive and well worth seeing. I blogged the opening since that seemed more in the spirit of Ray than reviewing the art... and of course as I observe in my post none of the London mail artists I knew in the eighties were there! I live in London so it is easy for me to say, but it is worth travelling to see this!

Words of Light said...

thanks for your comment, what's the blog site?
christine