Thursday, January 30, 2014

Iberian Variations by Cecil Touchon

Spam Poetry: Jan 30, 2014 - I am Legend

I am Legend
Hump like crazy all night
To view this land, and frolic with his friends.

Tom Swift was a most generous lad,
but when he saw that Mr.
FRIEDRICH TAKES THE ROD OUT OF PICKLE.

THE PARTY REGAINS THE PLAINS.
Old bread that I give him.
To view this land, and frolic with his friends.

Re: 6If women do not to give you the time of day,
try boosting your sexual power.

Ask your DR:

You will get the best-discounted Viara in our phamacy.
And the travelers are few.

Don't Panic, This Is An Opportunity
Vision Tomorrow More Than Explain Today
Yes, Apple Still Is A 'No-Brainer'.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Call for Art for a MAJOR EXHIBITION of Contemporary Flux - Work .... Please consider sending for this exhibition. This exhibit may tour to additional locations as well ... that's still in the planning stages. Artworks may be returned at your cost after exhibition, or you can request that the work become part of the permanent collection of the Networker Archive in Chicago. Also.... We will be doing a performance Night on March 15th in conjunction with this show .... If there is any way you can be there to perform, Let me know. FLUXJOB call for artists – due December 31, 2013 Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) seeks art for inclusion in a curated exhibition that will feature contemporary artists working in the spirit of Fluxus. In the 1960s, George Maciunas urged a small group of artists to purge the world of bourgeois sickness and dead art. The result was Fluxus, a non-movement that expanded the definitions of what art can be. Fluxjob will be an exploration of contemporary artists who continue to create interdisciplinary anti-art that is ephemeral, inexpensive, and interactive. The exhibition will be presented in MCBA’s main gallery February 7 to July 6, 2014. All media and formats are welcome. This includes, but is not limited to: offset publications, magazines, assemblings, zines, boxed sets, games, posters, prints, mail art, drawings, digital works, democratic multiples, performance scores and artists’ books in their many forms. There is no entry or participation fee. Selected artists will be responsible for all shipping costs. The exhibition is being co-curated by Jeff Rathermel, MCBA’s Executive Director and noted Fluxus artist, publisher and performer Keith Buchholz. There is no entry or participation fee. Selected artists will be responsible for all shipping costs. For more information about Minnesota Center for Books Arts, visit www.mnbookarts.org To be considered, email the following to exhibitions@mnbookarts.org 1. A Word or PDF document containing the following information: Artist name(s) Mailing address Email address Telephone number Title of work Dimensions (if relevant) Year of completion Medium/Materials Insurance value The price of the work if you wish to have it sold (a Fluxjob Shop will be featured in the gallery) Any special installation instructions or other necessary descriptive information Also note whether the work may be handled. Some works will be displayed in secured cases and other works will be presented on special “hands-on” tables to allow viewers to interact with pieces. 2. Attach digital image(s) of the work. Images must be saved as JPEGS at 72dpi. Images should be no more than 900 pixels in the longest dimension. 3. Place “Fluxjob” in the subject line of your email. 4. Email entries must be received by December 31, 2013. 5. Selected artists will be notified by January 10, 2014. 6. Selected artists’ works must be delivered to MCBA no later than January 24, 2014. 7. This exhibition may travel to other venues. Works should be available through December 31, 2015. For more information about MCBA, visit www.mnbookarts.org . Questions regarding the exhibition may be sent to Tracy Doreen Dietzel, Exhibitions Manager: exhibitions@mnbookarts.org or send me an E-mail Keith9963@sbcglobal.net Thanks ! - Keith A. Buchholz Co-Curator Please Pass this along !!!

Friday, November 29, 2013

OBRIGADO

OBRIGADO - You are invited to contribute to an ongoing festival of mail art during the month of December 2013 on the above theme (Portuguese  for ''Thank You") to celebrate a year of visual arts in Northwich town centre of the 2nd artist run VAC Gallery in Northwich, Cheshire, UK. Work will be available for sale to fund future gallery projects. Work unsold will remain in the gallery archive. Please send work via the postal system ( all media, all sizes ) to - OBRIGADO, The VAC Gallery, 93 Brunner Court, Northwich, Cheshire , CW9 5DR. UK from now until December 31st 2013. Documentation in the form of an online blog to be announced.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Paris Papers - Cecil Touchon


The Paris Papers - Cecil Touchon

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Visual [f]luxus poetry -Intermedia- fürs ZKM Karlsruhe

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Picasso Mail

Mail from Picasso. Featuring Gaglione, Buchholz, Revich

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

chamorro cyclone

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Shozo Shimamoto Samurai, acrobata dello sguardo Genova

Monday, January 28, 2013

Fluxfest Chicago 2013


Monday, January 21, 2013

IT'S HAPPENING - FLUXFEST CHICAGO

IT'S HAPPENING
FLUXFEST CHICAGO
FEB 21 -24

Feb 21 - Thurs evening
Mail Art Exhibit
School of the Art Institute Library
Wabash Ave

Feb 22 -Friday
Performances @ The Defibulator
12-5

Feb 23 Saturday
Chicago Cultural Center
Michigan Ave between Washington & Randolph St
Performances
Mail Art 0- Film Fest
12-5

6PM Dinner at The Berghoff

Feb 24 Sunday
6018 Gallery
6018 N Kenmore
Mail Art Exhibit and Final Get together

Start making your plans for the works you want to perform
notify your friends and family and enemies
FLUXFEST CHICAGO IS HAPPENING!!!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Visual Luxus Poetry

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Call for Fluxus



Anne Arundel Community College’s Cade Art Gallery announces a call for submissions to a Flux Box for “Spin/s: a Fluxus Festival.”  Send 2-D visual art, mail art, sound and objects  8.5 x 11” or smaller for inclusion in the Flux Box. Flux Box pieces will be exhibited in the gallery during the show March 4 - 29, 2013. Flux Box work will become part of the gallery’s collection after the show Submit Flux Box submissions along with contact information to Chris Mona, Cade Art Gallery, AACC, 101 College Pky., Arnold, MD 21012, to arrive by Feb. 25, 2013.   For more information, contact Chris Mona (410) 777-7028 or e-mail: cpmona@aacc.edu

SUBMISSION (arrival) DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 25, 2013

a Fluxus Manifesto

the actual passage was not as expected
flim flam
canisters
dj vibrations and flugelhorn
these analog conundrums stimulate the rounder digits
they are gleaming thoroughfares
sending us back to reverse
if not then,  and again
then a return movement
then a blasted interval
then a torque and release


To reconcile that which is prescribed to that which is chaotic, free to happen.  The joy of Artmaking.  Fresh and adventuresome.  Beauty of an idea turned into a verb with a license to do the opportunistic and the silly.  Use of materials common to our everyday experience.  Turned on its head, turned around, turned inside out, turned away.  Spun.  Curious with what can happen now, in singularity, in multiples, in responses.  Questions the expected art practices. An experience of ideas. Theatrical activity welcomed.  A possibility to engineer a degree of tension and surprise.

I spoke with Chris about the box and show for clarification and agreed to post this update on fluxlist. Ginny

All work displayed will go into the Flux box and will become part of the gallery’s perm collection. He says a list of artists will be sent out.

Friday, December 28, 2012

collab Matt Taggart- Luc Fierens (USA-B)


Thursday, December 27, 2012

just in time for the faux fiscal cliff!

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

12:12/12/12/12 (12hr)

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Fluxus, now, then and whenever!


Indiana University Kokomo
Call for entry, “Fluxus, now, then and whenever!”
Opening February 20th 2013
Closing March 30th 2013

Work must be delivered by the 13th of February 2013 
Return of work will be between April 1st to the 5th 

Indiana University Kokomo

Call for entry: Indiana University KokomoIs calling for Fluxus work for a gallery show this February. Performance scores, boxes, performances,video, collage, games and any other style of Fluxus work will be considered. The Indiana University Kokomo Art Gallery is the premier exhibition space in north-central Indiana located between Indianapolis and Chicago with close proximity to St. Louis, Cleveland and other major Midwestern hotspots. The campus serves approximately 3800 full-time students closer community of about 50,000 people. 

 Artists will be responsible for the shipping and return shipping of their work to show as well as any additional costs for installation. Indiana University Kokomo Art Gallery will provide an opening reception and announcements distributed to its mailing list as well as press releases to the major resources throughout the Midwest. All work submitted will be considered for exhibition, gallery reserves the right to exclude work  deemed out of context for the particular show.


 Work should be submitted to; Indiana University Art Gallery, 2300 South Washington St., Kokomo, IN 46903, in care of: Gregory Steel
For info contact; gsteel@iuk.edu

Friday, November 09, 2012

Sulla Strada still available for purchase


meeting ben patterson 21.10.2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Press Release EXHIBITION: Collage/Assemblage Centennial 1912-2012


Greetings all,
Here is the press release that has been sent around the region. Please copy and paste to your blogs and send as a press release with your own image in the exhibition and a short blurb about yourself as a participant in the show, this is newsworthy in your local media with you being a part of it.
If anyone contributed but does not see their name mentioned, please contact me to be sure the work is here and on the blog.
Cecil
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Press Release
EXHIBITION: Collage/Assemblage Centennial 1912-2012
http://collageassemblagecentennial-1912-2012.blogspot.com/
Contact: Cecil Touchon info@ontologicalmuseum.org

Over 500 collages and assemblages by artists from 31 countries are on view through May of 2013 at the Archives of the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction at 262 Pagosa Street in Pagosa Springs, Colorado USA.

Director Cecil Touchon put out the word starting in early 2010 for artists to contribute works celebrating the 100 year anniversary of modern collage and assemblage art. Hundreds of artists from around the world responded generously to help create this impressive exhibition and to expand the museum's permanent collection of collage and assemblage art.

Collage and assemblage have been around for many centuries and in many forms all over the world. However, in Western culture, once dominated by painting and stone or bronze sculpture, the introduction of collage and assemblage was a radical shift. It is difficult now, with these new mediums having come fully into their own, for us to imagine what a leap it must have been in 1912 to consider disrupting the purity of the dominate mediums by the inclusion of foreign elements.
At the time, in the midst of intense shifts in perception about the world and about the cultural status quo, disruption and disorientation were becoming normal states of mind from which to work. The perception of the world was becoming less solid and more open to endless possibilities while the supremacy of painting was being brought into question by the growth of photography.  This is evidenced quite well in the Analytic Cubist experiments of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque, that gave rise to both collage and assemblage.
The spread of collage and assemblage as new mediums deserving of attention by serious artists goes far beyond the mere fact of Picasso and Braque having introduced them. These new ways of working would have remained only an anomaly were it not for a number of other important and simultaneous technological, cultural and political factors.
For our purposes the ubiquity of paper, printing techniques, wide spread literacy, books, magazines, news media, photography, advertising, mass transportation, automobiles, airplanes and the socio-political and cultural shake up epitomized by World War I  are more than sufficient to lead to the growth of collage and assemblage in the European arts communities by the 1920’s and 1930’s regardless of Cubism. In short, we could conjecture that is was an inevitability that collage would have arisen in the 20th century: the century of paper.
Immediately on the heals of Cubism was Futurism in Italy and Dada in Switzerland, Germany and then France. Dada produced Kurt Schwitters who many collage artists regard as the grandfather of collage. Schwitters can be said to have been the first artist to fully embrace collage as an art medium in its own right. His attitude toward found materials and appreciation of their physical characteristics and beauty opened the way to a new aesthetic, one that continues with us today.
An American artist who has been extremely influential on assemblage artists has been Joseph Cornell who was a master of the art of Box Assemblage which is a work of art assembled from various found objects using a box of some sort as a container or ground of the work.
There are many, many other artists whose work in collage and assemblage continue to have a strong influence today and perhaps the greatest masters have yet to be discovered. It is our hope, at the Collage Museum, to help to bring light to the interesting community of collage and assemblage artists and to create, with the help of this community, a unique collection of works in this field for study now and in the future.
Founded in the mid 1990's by collagist Cecil Touchon, the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction is an experiment in how to coordinate with other artists using the internet as the main vessel of communication in order to create exhibitions and other projects. Also how to create an open, inclusionary collecting museum that is cooperative rather than competitive and that educates and inspires through example. Based more on a scientific model of ‘specimen gathering’, the museum collects from across the contemporary field without the filter or influence of galleries, collectors or market values. Literally anyone working in this field can contribute without censure. The Museum depends completely on the generosity of those artists who contribute to it. The museum's collection is intended for study by artists working in the field of collage/assemblage. We invite such artists to occasionally contribute works to the collection to be studied and archived for the future.

The International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction (CollageMuseum.com) is one of several wings of a broader museum project: The Ontological Museum. (ontologicalmuseum.org) Catalog forthcoming.

List of Artists in the Collage/Assemblage Centennial 1912-2012 Exhibition
http://collageassemblagecentennial-1912-2012.blogspot.com

Adriana Langtry Carreri - Aila Koivisto - Alessandro Munari - Aline Keith - Alison Wells - Anakawa - Andrew Riley Clark - Andrew Topel - Angela Caporaso - Angela Davies - Annette Geistfeld - Anthony Cricchio - Anthony Zinonos - Atanaska Tassart - Bernd Reichert - Berni Stephanus -
Bibianna Padilla Maltos - Bill DiMichele - Blue Haas - Bob Rizzo - Braeden Dillenbeck - Branislava Nikolic - Bransha - Bruno Neiva - Caranovic Predrag - Carlo Maria Giudici - Carlos M. Luis - Carlyle Baker - Carol Jensen - Carol Perroni - Caroline Waite - Carolyn M. Quarnberg - Caule Violeta - Cecil Touchon - Chris Haas - Chris Mulart - Chris Rusak - Christian Gastaldi - Christian Heinrich - Clare Murray Adams - Clarissa Rizal - Claudia Drake - Claudia Kippes Aulita - Connie Jean - Cordula Kagemann - Cory Celaya - Cory Peeke - Costis - D.S.H. Watson - Danial C Boyer - Danial Hartman - Daniel de Culla - Dashiell Wrede - David Baptiste Chirot - David Burton-Richardson - David Dellafiora - David Hickman - David McCullough - Denise Pitchon - Dennis Parlante - Diane Schapira - Dilar Pereira - Donna J. Witten - Donna Merry - Dorthe Grum-Schwensen - Elizabeth Albert - Elizabeth Beckman - Elizabeth Ostrander - Ellen Alt - Emilija Damjanovic- Noris - Eva Eun-Sil Han - Evelyn Eller - Ewan Aparicio - Fallon Wrede - Fenty Puspitasari - Fluxus Laboratories - Frederick B Epistola - Frederick Epistola - Gail D. Whitter - Gary Bibb - Georgie Raulerson - Gerald C. Mead Jr. - Ginny Graves - Goran Petmil - Gregory Steel - Guido Capuano - Gwenn Mayers - Heike Sackmann - Hope Kroll - Isabel Ferreira Alves - Ivan Mavrovic - Jacque Carter Parsley - Jacqueline Doyle Allison - James Seehafer - Jamie Newton - Jane Asari - Jane Peterson - Janice Anderson - Janice Mcdonald - Janine Brown - Janine Nichols - Jasmine Adelshoff - Jeff Norman - Jen Tsui - Jenelle Fleck - Jennifer Kosharek - Jessica Porterfield - Jim Ringley - Jo Murray - Joan Schulze - Joel Lambeth - Joel Schapira - John Andrew Dixon - John Hart - Jon Nelson - Jonathan Johnson - Joseph Moniz - Josie Beszant - Judith Mangiameli - Judith Monroe - Judy Schumann - June Levinson - Jurgen O. Olbrich - K. S. Ernst - Kareem Rizk - Karen Imperial - Karlyn Atkinson Berg - Karon L. Johnson - Kathleen McHugh - Katie Gutierrez - Katrien De Blauwer - Keith Buchholz - Keith Pace - Kelly Gorman - Ken Stalebread Coleman - Kerry Ann Lee - Kristin Reed - Kurtiss Lofstrom - Laila Manieri – Lanny Quarles - Larry Strong - Launa Romoff - Laurie Joan Aron - Lily Hope - Lis Gundlach-Sell - Lisa Temple-Cox - Liz Yates - Lottie Anderson - Lou Anne Hazel - Luc Fierens - Lucio Valerio Pini - Lynne Kroll - Marcela Liliana Mander - Marci Ness - Margaret Suchland - Margueritte - Maria De Lourdes Rabello Villares - Maria Nichita - Marian Savill - Marianne Lettieri - Marianne Midelburg - Marie Kafeero - Marie Leibenguth Stockhill - Marie Stockhill - Marietta Patricia Leis - Marina Bancroft - Mark Lazenby - Mark Tobin Moore - Martin Holm - Marty Gordon - Matt Gonzalez - Matt Taggart - Matthew Rose - Melanie Gaskins - Merry Rozzelle - Michel Della Vedova - Miguel Jimenez - El Taller de Zenon - Mitsuko Brooks - Muhammad Rasfan B. Hj. Abu Bakar - Nerina Cocchi Zecchini - Nicole Opiela - Nikki Soppelsa - Nuria Metzli - Ouida Touchon - Pal Csaba - Pascale Hulin - Patricia Sahertain - Patrick O'Kelly - Paul Russo - Paulo Barros - Pedro Bericat - Pierre-Jean Varet - Randy Burman - Rebecca Swanson - Reed Altemus - Reid Wood - Richard Misiano-Genovese - Risa Schneider - Rob Angus - Robert Mars - Robert McGraw - Robert McKeown - Robert Tucker - Robin Ross - Rosaire.Appel - Ruth Terrill - Saiful Amir - Sandy Styer - Scott Gordon - Seeking Kali Collective - Shahryl Sahee - Silvia Bocca - Some Assembly Required - Sukarma Thareja - Susanne Thing Skene - Suzlee Ibrahim - Suzé Gilbert - Svetlana Pesetskaya - Tamara Wyndham - Tanja Nikolajevic - Theophilus Brown - Thiago Mazucato - Thomas Terceira - Thorsten Sahlin - TICTAC - Todd Bartel - Tok Eng Voon - Tony Romano - Ursula Hudson - V.V.Ramani - Victoria Barvenko - Vladimir Ginzburg - Wen Redmond - Win Straube - Wisnuaji Putu Utama - Wolfgang Faller - Ye Leen Lee - Yus Hamyus bin Hashim - Zach Touchon - Zoran Palurovic

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Daffodil Wobbling Machine

Updated video of my son Archie's machine he made for his foundation art course. He's off to Brighton University in September to study sculpture.

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Sunday, June 03, 2012

Daffodil Rave

My son Archie made this automata and film for his art foundation course final show in two weeks. He's off to study sculpture at Brighton in September.

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Unspoken Remains - Typographic Abstractions of Cecil Touchon - Nuart Gallery, Santa Fe

Opening Tonight in Santa Fe, New Mexico - USA - 5:00-7:00pm

http://ceciltouchon.blogspot.com/2012/05/unspoken-remains-typographic.html