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.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Rafique Sulayman, BANGLADESH

North from Calcutta by Duane Evans, First Edition : May 2009, Pages : 348, Price : USD 24.95
Pecos Moon LLC recently published a novel on South-Asian terrorism by former CIA Station Chief Duane Evans. Duane Evans graduated from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, with a BS degree in police science. After college, he joined the Army as a commissioned Military Intelligence Officer and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After a tour as a platoon leader he attended, the Special Forces Officer course with a follow-on assignment to the 7th Special Forces Group. Duane also completed U.S. Army Ranger School and earned a Master Military Parachutist rating. After six years in the Army, Duane joined the CIA in 1983. He completed the career trainee program and language training and began his career overseas as an operations officer. After tours of duty on four continents, Duane retired in 2007.. At this point of his life, Duane now had the opportunity to complete the book he had been thinking about writing since 1995 -- North From Calcutta. Duane's CIA career included service as Chief of Station, the Agency’s most senior field position. He earned the Intelligence Star which is awarded for valor. His career included tours of duty in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and South Asia, the setting for North From Calcutta.
The title of the novel grabbed my attention when I came to know about this book. Ambassador Cofer Black commented on the book this way : ‘Great tale of today’s espionage and terror which also brings back that uneasy feeling of being among the clashing forces of Pakistan's intelligence service, India, and radical Islam, all superimposed on the delicate regional nuclear balance. North from Calcutta is both 'what it's like' and 'what it could be.’
This is the first novel by a writer who served his country as an intelligent officer, became a pioneer in genre of espionage, touched the sentiment of terrorism with great emotion and truth. Why the book became a sensation to the scholars and researchers? It is first of kind in the history of fiction, a novel based on true story of the Indian sub-continent that runs with the magical ground of Kashmir, Calcutta, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The main theme of the book is : ‘In the shadow of minarets and mosques, Pakistani intelligence officer Tarek Durrani questions the fundamentalist fervor coursing through his nation’s fractious government and the steel of his own loyalty. As hidden enemies plot in the corridors of power, Tarek must discover the mission within the mission and the sinister force behind a rising march towards war that infects every corner of his government, including his own ultra-secret organization, the ISI. As a terrorist plot unfolds, threatening to bring the entire sub-continent to the brink of war, Tarek plays out one last deadly game, putting his cold, practiced intelligence skills to the ultimate test, even as he falls under the spell of the hypnotically seductive Indian architect who cracks the combination to his soul. From the skyscrapers of Dubai to the streets of London, from the tea gardens of the Himalayas to the crowded backwaters of Bangladesh, Tarek has no choice but to search for the truth that transcends elaborate deceptions. A truth that will lead him.’
The language of the fiction is very smooth. The way writer narrates the scenario of confronts, is unquestionably unique. As we know that the situation of the region stated in the novel is worsening day by day. Duane Evans concentrated on the focus point all through the pages.
-Rafique Sulayman
Dhaka, Bangladesh

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