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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
April 3, 2003

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1. Anney Bonney, FF Alumn, in three upcoming film festivals.
2. Karen Shaw, FF Alumn, at Sylvia Heisel, through May 28th
3. Dread Scott exhibition at Clifford Smith Gallery, Boston, opening April 4th.
4. R. Sikoryak, Todd Alcott, Doug Skinner, FF Alumns, at The Marquee, April 7, 8:30 pm
5. Billy X. Curmano, FF Alumn, in Brooklyn at WAH, April 5th, and more.
6. Max Gimblett, FF Member, at Pfizer Inc. gallery, opening April 10, and also in S.F.
7. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, in Heidelberg, Germany, April 3-4.
8. Stephanie Bernheim, FF member, opens Greenpoint/Hudson Tire Project, April 2nd
9. Tadej Pogacar, ff alumn, recent activity now on his website.
10. Glenn Ligon exhibition opens at Dia Center, April 3rd, 6-8 pm
11. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, announces new website, www.donnahenes.net
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1. Anney Bonney, FF Alumn, in three upcoming film festivals.

My short experimental film, "In A Waken," (based on an excerpt from John Cage's "Root of an Unfocus", 1944) performed by Anthony de Mare is being presented at the Oberhausen Short Film Festival in Germany (May 1-6).My latest short experimental film, "Double Fiesta", inspired by/based on Meredith Monk's composition performed by Anthony de Mare with an appearance by Eli Myers is premiering at the Taos Talking Pictures Festival in New Mexico, April (10-14). Coming to the Tribeca Film Festival May 6-11th, check later for the exact times.

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2. Karen Shaw, FF Alumn, at Sylvia Heisel, through May 28th

Karen Shaw, FF Alumn, is in a show called the Feminine Touch curated by Carmela Rea at Sylvia Heisel, 131 Thompson St. NYC. On view until May 28th, 2003.

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3. Dread Scott exhibition at Clifford Smith Gallery, Boston, opening April 4th, and more.

CliffordoSmith Gallery--Boston
Opening Reception, Friday, April 4th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Show runs through April 26
450 Harrison Avenue, Suite 300\Boston, MA

In conjunction with the Words on Fire project of the New Arts Council, the gallery has invited Dread Scott to exhibit a portion of his most recent project, "Lockdown." This work-in-progress examines the unheard stories of prison inmates through black and white portraits, recorded interviews, and written text.

"The difference between me and the President is that I'm forced, and other people like me are forced, to commit crimes. The crimes he commit, he commit 'em for luxury, pleasure and things of that nature…That's why he commit crimes. But his crimes don't go punished. Mine do. Because I have no power. I have no economics. I have no what they call influence on society..."

Clifford-Smith Gallery
450 Harrison Avenue, Suite 300
Boston, MA
tel: (617) 695-0255
mailbox@cliffordsmithgallery.com
http://www.cliffordsmithgallery.com

Lockdown is a sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts and
is a project of Creative Capital with additional funding provided in part by the Institute on the Arts & Civic Dialogue through a major grant by the Ford Foundation; The Puffin Foundation; other generous contributors.

New York Show Extended Through April 5
Feldman Fine Arts
"American Dream: A Survey"
Dread Scott's work will be included in this show along with more than fifty artists.

Exhibition dates: February 22 - April 5, 2003
The American Dream, one of the most familiar and resonant phrases in our national lexicon, has mirrored and shaped American Identity from the Pilgrims to the present, encompassing the idealism of a formative democracy and the seduction of 20th c. mass culture. See http://www.feldmangallery.com for a complete list of participating artists.

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts
31 Mercer Street
New York, NY
212-226-3232

Brooklyn, New York, Ongoing

From Challenge to Triumph: African American Prints & Printmaking, 1867-2002
Museum of Contemporary Diasporian Arts (MoCADA)
281 Stuyvesant St.
Tel. (718) 602-4041

For images of some of the work shown, check
http://dreadscott.home.mindspring.com/index.html

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4. R. Sikoryak, Todd Alcott, Doug Skinner, FF Alumns, at The Marquee, April 7, 8:30 pm

It's back! Dixon Place presents...
CAROUSEL!
Cartoon slide shows and other projected pictures.
Hosted by R. Sikoryak

This month's performers:
Todd Alcott,
Paul Boocock,
Megan Montague Cash,
Doug Skinner,
R.S.,
Jim Torok,
and James Urbaniak!

Monday, April 7 at 8:30pm

at The Marquee, 356 Bowery between East Jones & E 4th Street (and come for a pre-show drink or post-show delicious dinner at Marion's Continental next door!)
$12 or TDF, $10 students/seniors

"Both profound and ludicrous by turns..." --Heidi MacDonald, Comic Buyer's Guide

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5. Billy X. Curmano, FF Alumn, in Brooklyn at WAH, April 5th, and more.

Another group show at the WAH (Williamsburg Art & Historical Center): "CHARACTERISM".

Opening: Saturday, April 5, 4 to 6 pm
at the WAH
135 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211

See my Wall Doll "Yoga Man" and my "Knit Object 7", as well as pornographic scenes starring cardboard type characters, egged on by Donn Davis & myself. And for those of you who can't come, see the WAH website, where Yoga Man is shown in the CHARACTERISM blurb: www.wahcenter.org The BlackDog is finally confirmed. Kelly Coyle and I will be doing a set from 8-9 p.m. on Tuesday April 1st. C'mon by and join the fun. BlackDog, 308 Prince St., 4th and Broadway, in Lowertown, St. Paul, Minnesota, across from the Farmer's Market. There's customer parking in the Farmer's market, on the Broadway side only. Phone is 651-228-9274
Billy X

And just a reminder in MINNEAPOLIS:

Don't miss the kick-off event of the
POETRY & SPOKEN WORD FESTIVAL
celebrating National Poetry Month
on Tuesdays @ Minneapolis College of Art & Design. . . . . . . . . . .

TUESDAY, APRIL 1 : BILLY X. CURMANO
Noon in the College Center

Billy X. Curmano will celebrate the holiday magic of April Fools with performance art, spoken word, poetry, "riff-rap," and formal compositions that segue into free-form improvisations. A seasoned performer, he often discards key and time signatures to explore the space between traditional notes with multi-tonal variations from the electric dulcimer, vibraphone, mbira and ocean harp as music, noise and voice struggle and vie for prominence. Surprises and additional curious instrumentation are in store with appearances from members of his New X Art Ensemble.

MORE ON BILLY:
Billy X. Curmano is a new traditionalist who uses an unusual blend of jazz-inspired performance, poetry, music and movement along with an odd assortment of instruments to create what he calls "riff-rap."

Besides musical experimentation, Curmano is a former McKnight Foundation Interdisciplinary Art Fellow best known for eccentric performances like being buried alive in 1983, or the "Tiger Cage on Wheels" that drew attention to the plight of political prisoners. Then there was the more whimsical "performance for cows"with a tuxedoed "New X" playing to a herd n a Minnesota pasture complete with a bus load of baffled tourists.

In 1997, he became the first person in recorded history to swim from the source of the Mississippi River over 2,000 miles to the Gulf of Mexico in an extended performance, environmental statement, and water ballet. He marked the Millennium with a 40-day performance art fast in Death Valley.

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6. Max Gimblett, FF Member, at Pfizer Inc. gallery, opening April 10, and also in S.F.

A Shared Language
An exhibition of drawings, and paintings by Max Gimblett and a selection of collaborative books by Max Gimblett and Robert Creeley, Lewis Hyde, and John Yau. Curated by Lisa Hatchadoorian

April 10 - June 5, 2003
Concourse gallery
Pfizer Inc
150 East 42nd St., New York

Opening Reception:
Thursday, April 10, 2003
5:00-7:30pm
R.S.V.P. 212-733-0889

Max Gimblett and Linda Connor opening at Haines Gallery Haines Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of:
MAX GIMBLETT
"True Mirror"
New Paintings
and
LINDA CONNOR
"Continuum" Photography

Artists' reception on First Thursday, April 3rd, 5:30 - 7:30pm This exhibition will be on view through May 17, 2003

As "True Mirror" coincides with the West Coast release of Max Gimblett's
first monograph which features over 90 color plates, there will be a book signing with the artist on the day of the reception, from 5:00 - 6:00 PM.

Haines Gallery will also be hosting a discussion on Spirituality and Art on
April 4th from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Artists attending include Linda Connor, Laura Dufort, Max Gimblett, Suzie Rashkis, and Darren Waterston

Haines Gallery is located in down town San Francisco at 49 Geary St.,
between Kearny and Grant, on the fifth floor.
For further information please contact us at 415-397-8114 or
info@hainesgallery.com
www.hainesgallery.com
Courtesy Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York.

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7. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, in Heidelberg, Germany, April 3-4.

Penny Arcade performs New York Values in Heidelberg Thursday/Friday April 3/4
At D.A.I. (Deutches-Amerikanish-Institute Sofiastrasser...info 49-62-216-0730
Penny Arcade's autopsy on the death of bohemia, identity politics and marketed multiculturalism, and what happens when rebellion becomes comodified. With an astounding sondtrack mixed live. 75 minutes.

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8. Stephanie Bernheim, FF member, opens Greenpoint/Hudson Tire Project, April 2nd

Greenpoint / Hudson Tire Project
April 2nd - April 26th, 2003
Opening Reception: April 2nd, 5-8pm

The Tower of Tires will symbolize the toxic fumes generated by a cement plant covering over 1600 acres to be located in the historic Hudson Valley a few miles south of Hudson, New York. The Tower of Tires will involve the local community through after-school programs and participation in the hands-on building of the project.

Spewing from the forty foot Tower Of Tires, the excrescence from a burning torch will represent the noxious spread of toxic fumes generated by the proposed new plant. These effluents will layer up over agricultural and scenic lands until prevailing east wind distributes this pollution on an ever widening path to the Atlantic ocean, spreading over Columbia and Dutchess Counties, across The Berkshires, Connecticut and Maine, from New York Harbor to Labrador. A sound track will augment sight and smell, conveying both danger and spoken statistics.

Part 1 opens on April 2 at Art Resources Transfer Inc. (212 691-5956) 210 Second Avenue #403 (betw 24th &25th St) through April 26. Upstate Projects brings attention to the danger of a proposed St Lawrence Cement Plant in the Hudson River Valley, and is a preview of Tower of Tires, a site specific upstate project. In contrast to a dire scenario of industrial blight, an audio tape plays sounds of nature from Columbia County.

Part 2 will follow in May and will present a further counterpoint to the prospect of the poisonous cement plant with a series of prints entitled Pine Plains Vinyl. These prints, consisting of Polaroid landscape photographs superimposed on oil cloth, combine exterior and interior imagery and refer to everyday domestic life and the bucolic Hudson Valley.

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9. Tadej Pogacar, ff alumn, recent activity now on his website.

Dear Colleagues,

Please check
http://www.parasite-pogacar.si
for information on recent actvities of the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art.
Kind regards, Tadej Pogacar

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10. Glenn Ligon exhibition opens at Dia Center, April 3rd, 6-8 pm

Glenn Ligon: Annotations
www.diacenter.org/ligon

Thursday, April 3, 2003, 6-8pm
Dia Center for the Arts
548 West 22nd Street, NYC

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11. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, announces new website, www.donnahenes.net

Dear friends,

I am pleased to announce that finally, after much work, my web site is online and live. This is just the skeleton, the bare bones as it were. The blood and flesh -- writings, visuals, archives, research, etc. -- will be added gradually over time, so there is good reason to check back often. www.DonnaHenes.net
As of today you will be able to:
Learn about events
Access the calendar
Check out Always in Season: Living in Sync with the Cycles
Order publications
Visit the Spirit Shop
Join the mailing list, and
Offer feedback.

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