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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
August 9, 2005

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1. Stefanie Trojan, FF Alumn, in Dublin, Ireland, opening Aug 10, 6 pm
2. Stanya Kahn, FF Alumn, rave review in the New York Times, Aug 5
3. Joe Cardella, FF Alumn, offers ARTLIFE periodical for sale
4. Buzz Spector, FF Alumn, in Portland, OR now and Chicago, opening Sept 9
5. Yuliya Lanina, FF Member, at Broadway Gallery, NY, opening Aug. 10, 6-9 pm
6. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, in LA: Il Corral Aug. 12; Dr. Suzy Block’s Speakeasy, Aug 13
7. Allan Kaprow, FF Alumn, at Hauser and Wirth, Zurich, opening Aug 26
8. Phillip Warnell, FF Alumn, at Matts Gallery, London, England, opening Sept 4, 2-5 pm
9. Joshua Fried, FF Alumn, at Lincoln Center, Aug. 14, 2-6 pm
10. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, review by Donald Kuspit at artnet.com
11. Barbara Kruger, FF Alumn, in Glasgow, Aug-Sept 2005
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1. Stefanie Trojan, FF Alumn, in Dublin, Ireland, opening Aug 10, 6 pm

Klara Hobza, Notburga Karl, Thomas Trinkl, Stefanie Trojan, FF Alumn, Ulrich Vogl
was du brauchst
10 August to 30 August
Reception is Wednesday 10 August at 6pm

Kevin Kavanagh is pleased to present was du brauchst, an exhibition of work by five young German artists. Klara Hobza, Notburga Karl, Thomas Trinkl, Stefanie Trojan and Ulrich Vogl spent an intensive year of art and art perception in New York, sponsored by a DAAD grant in 2003/2004. Now they find themselves again in this constellation going north, happy to meet each other again.

Klara Hobza placed over a hundred light bulbs in the clerestory of the Sculpture Center in Long Island City, NYC. By switching all lights on and off, she turned the clerestory into a Morse code apparatus. Her video, shown in this exhibition, documents her desperate attempt, over two days, to communicate with the neighbourhood and people in the passing trains and cars in Morse code.

Notburga Karl aims to "always pull the rug out from under the pictorial". She is looking for the immaterial incarnated on surfaces. Karl searches for the iconographical meaning behind the materials she is dealing with, playing with their elegance and working their specific character. The quirky dance between the clunky, ethereal, heavy and the light, confront our senses beyond sight.

Thomas Trinkl deals with images and symbols of our time, updating the ideas and ideals of art through forms of the glorification of doubt. In this exhibition he remakes the rock, "lange Anna", which resides on Helgoland, a German island in the North Sea.

Through performance, Stefanie Trojan, FF Alumn, questions human habits and social patterns, interacting with the observer directly. She employs tactics of confrontation and objectification in simple yet complicated situations. In her 2002 performance, clothes donation, Trojan stood naked in an empty exhibition space and asked viewers to give her something to wear. In this exhibition Trojan will present a documentation of the work Lächeln/ Smile. During the opening she will perform a piece created specifically for this exhibition. 

Ulrich Vogl's comment, " there is no god, but I still believe in him", gets straight to the ambivalence expressed in his work. Through drawing Vogl explores the gap between science and myth. Using readily found materials as grounds, Vogl's elaborate but delicate drawings contrast with the mundane. Two-dimensional drawings are set within a three-dimensional environment. In this tension the poetic of his works emerges.

Kevin Kavanagh Gallery
66 Great Strand Street
Dublin 1, Ireland
Tel: +353(0)1 874 0064
Email: info@kevinkavanaghgallery.ie
Web: www.kevinkavanaghgallery.ie

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2. Stanya Kahn, FF Alumn, rave review in the New York Times, Aug 5

Congratulations to Stanya Kahn, FF Alumn, on the following rave in
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Ken Johnson
Published: August 5, 2005

Stanya Kahn and Harriet (Harry) Dodge presented without fanfare on a small monitor as part of "Sugartown," an exhibition of 21 young and emerging artists from Los Angeles, the low-tech videos of Harriet (Harry) Dodge and Stanya Kahn might not seem like much at first. But stop and watch for a few minutes and you will be hooked by the funniest performance artist to appear in a New York art gallery since Alex Bag. In each of two 15-minute videos, Ms. Kahn, above, plays a hapless, badly dressed and coiffed character named Lois, who seems to be teetering on the brink of real insanity as a result of too much California-style hedonism and New Age philosophy.

In "Let the Good Times Roll," she talks to an unseen cameraman named Dave (Ms. Dodge in reality) whom she met when they each mistakenly turned up at the same desolate and windy spot in the desert looking for an outdoor rock concert. Back indoors, she proceeds to tell Dave in extraordinarily vivid detail a long, convoluted and hilarious story about a night of kinky sex, drug consumption, abjection and mystical enlightenment she had shortly after she heard of the death of Kurt Cobain. She speaks with such goofy, deadpan earnestness and verbal inventiveness that you wish she would go on for another hour. Somebody, please, give these women money to make a feature-length movie!

"Sugartown" remains on view at Elizabeth Dee Gallery, 545 West 20th Street, Chelsea,
212 924-7545, through Aug 6:
and at Participant Inc., 95 Rivington Street, Lower East Side,
212 254-4334, through Aug 7

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3. Joe Cardella, FF Alumn, offers ARTLIFE periodical for sale

Joe Cardella, FF Alumn, offers PUBLICATION FOR SALE as of 25th Anniversary: Dec 05  Monthly since 1981, ARTLIFE is the original and longest continually published artists' periodical of it's time.
ARTLIFE LIMITED EDITIONS www.art-life.com ARTLIFE MOCA
Contact: joe@ art-life.com - show listings and distribution T.U.T.E.
(Too Ubiquitous To Enumerate) Please see web-site. Thank you.

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4. Buzz Spector, FF Alumn, in Portland, OR now and Chicago, opening Sept 9

I write to inform FF that I am opening a show of recent handmade paper with text works at the Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, OR, on Thursday, August 4. This is all work done at the Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper over the past three years, as well as at Dieu Donne Papermill this past spring. Also, I will have another solo exhibit opening September 9th at Zolla-Lieberman Gallery, Chicago. This project, "Redux," includes drawings and textworks form the 1970s that I will be showing alongside new versions of the same works done this year.
Buzz Spector, FF Alumn

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5. Yuliya Lanina, FF Member, at Broadway Gallery, NY, opening Aug 10, 6-9 pm

August 8th through the 30th
Opening Reception Wednesday, August 10th, 6-9pm
Broadway Gallery, 473 Broadway, 7th Floor,
New York, NY 10013

Broadway Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Conflicted Interpretation; a group show curated by artist Yuliya Lanina. The exhibition features the work of 11 artists from Russia, Georgia, Argentina, and the United States, all of whom now call New York their home. The show Conflicted Interpretation will exhibit a myriad of artists' perspectives cultivated through their various individual and cultural experiences. Though each artist expresses conflicting philosophies, the show emphasizes that differences can provoke engagement rather than opposition and negation.

This exhibition aims to present ideas that may initially appear to be in conflict and mutually exclusive, but challenges the viewer to consider them as complimentary, in order to deepen the interpretation of the work and to initiate engagement between artist and audience.

Featuring work by
Fred Hatt
Enrico Gomez
Rossi Loper
Gabrielle Lucero
Alvar Sirlin
Zura Bushurishvili
Yola Monakhov
Sasha Garkusha
Michael Berens
Artem Mirolevich
Yuliya Lanina

During the opening reception there will be a short dance performance by C. Eule Dance based on the costumes designed by Yuliya Lanina.

Thank you,
Yuliya Lanina

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6. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, in LA: Il Corral Aug 12; Dr. Suzy Block’s Speakeasy, Aug 13

THE RAGE OF PASSION TOUR
FRANK MOORE'S CHEROTIC ALL-STAR BAND
Friday, August 12, 2005
With +DOG+ & THE HATERS at Il Corral 664 n. heliotrope LA 323-663-0137

Saturday, August 13, 2005
LAVA PASSIONS A BENEFIT FOR www.luver.com at Dr. Suzy Block's Speakeasy in the Soul of Downtown, Los Angeles, California. $15 a person. www.drsusanblock.com
For tickets and directions for Aug 13 show only call 213.749.1330
For more info: fmoore@eroplay.com
For downloadable flier go to: www.eroplay.com/events.html

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7. Allan Kaprow, FF Alumn, at Hauser and Wirth, Zurich, opening Aug 26

Allan Kaprow, FF Alumn, will exhibit work at Hauser and Wirth gallery in Zurich, Switzerland,
The opening is Friday August 26 beginning at 6 pm and the show continues thru October 8, 2005,
Monday thru Friday, noon to 6 pm; saturdays 11 to 6. Limmatstrasse 270, Zurich, Switzerland.
For more information, www.hauserwirth.com

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8. Phillip Warnell, FF Alumn, at Matts Gallery, London, England, opening Sept 4, 2-5 pm

Fiona Crisp, Matthew Tickle, Phillip Warnell, FF Alumn, Hyper Passive, Camera Obscura,
Shock Matt's Gallery, London
7 September - 2 October 2005

Opening September 4, 2-5 pm

Working primarily with photographic or videographic equipment, the three artists exhibiting together at Matt's Gallery will be installing works which explore the mechanisms of the camera and play on the relationship between camera, light, space and time in the production of an image.

Fiona Crisp's four photographs, taken from three different current series', are presented in this exhibition under the title Hyper Passive. The photographs work together to problematise the presence of light, containing either an excess of light, or too little, or creating an uncomfortably indeterminate relation between interior and exterior space. Crisp states 'I am not interested in presenting the world coalesced into a dynamic visual image - either staged or documentary.

I want to create a hiatus, suspended from space and time and yet absolutely bound by space and time - an impossible space.'For his third exhibition at Matt's Gallery, Matthew Tickle continues to explore the indeterminacies of perception and illumination.  Using a Geiger counter to trigger the projection of an image, Tickle's Camera Obscura allows the moment of revelation to occur entirely randomly, both artist and viewer dependent upon an imperceptible change in the environment to create the conditions for viewing. This configuration of elements reflects the subject of Tickle's photograph and text, which reveal a collision of the seemingly random and the significant.

Phillip Warnell's Shock is a dual-screen video work which offers the viewer an opportunity to witness the de-stabilisation of a portrait of the body. Each sequence, set in a green-screen environment, shows a digitally composed couple caught in a technologically mediated intensification of a reflex reaction; a one second event that, once mediated using a high-speed technological eye, becomes a forty-second playback sequence.

Phillip Warnell's Shock was commissioned by Future Physical & Arts Council England, East, 2003 The production of Fiona Crisp's work for this exhibition was financially supported by Arts Council England, North East, 2005

A Large Print version of this document is available on request

For further information and visual material, please contact
Edie Kähler, Gallery Manager (Communications) + 44 (0) 20 8983 1771 info@mattsgallery.org
Matt's Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday 12-6pm during exhibitions
Tube: Mile End (Central & District Lines)
DLR: Limehouse
Bus: 277, 25, D4, D6, D7
Director: Robin Klassnik
Matt's Gallery is a non-profit organisation. It is registered as a Friendly Society. Vat reg.no. 697 1514 05

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9. Joshua Fried, FF Alumn, at Lincoln Center, Aug 14, 2-6 pm.

Dear People
I'm excited to play Lincoln Center once again.
I will be mangling the media stream (in the form of commercial radio) LIVE, at
HOMEMADE INSTRUMENT DAY, Lincoln Center Out of Doors
Sunday Aug 14, 2005, 2-6 pm ongoing
Josie Robertson Plaza is the center of the Lincoln Center campus at Columbus Avenue between 62nd and 65th.

Come dance, talk and ask questions anytime over the 4 hour event.I will break my customary stage silence making this an informal demo/performance. RADIO WONDERLAND by Joshua Fried featuring.......

-The Musical Wheel (a real steering wheel, as the Big Knob)
-AnythingBass (take any bit of radio, wind it up into a low-down riff)
-The Re-Esser (eliminate all but the sibilance, play those S's, T's and K's like a drum machine)
-The Anything Kickdrum (morph slowed-down radio into a bass drum to shake the dance floor)

and more

created and performed by Joshua Fried
MaxMSP programming by Joshua Fried
Musical Wheel built by Eric Singer
also ongoing:
instrument makers Ellen Fullman, Eric Singer, Alyce Santoro, Laetitia Sonami, Jeff Feddersen, Bash The Trash, and more.
I realize some of you are far away. But I wanted you to know.
And there is an archived demo and interview from WNYC-FM, complete
with radio-on-the-radio, here; http://wnyc.org/shows/soundcheck/episodes/03232005
Want to know more? See http://composer.home.acedsl.com/

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10. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, review by Donald Kuspit at artnet.com

see www.artnet.com/magazineus/authors/kuspit.asp
Joseph Nechvatal www.nechvatal.net

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11. Barbara Kruger, FF Alumn, in Glasgow, Aug-Sept. 2005

Tramway is delighted to present Twelve, an installation by one of the world’s foremost contemporary artists, Barbara Kruger.

First shown at Mary Boone Gallery in New York in April 2004, Twelveis a large scale video installation of twelve short scenes, written by Kruger, performed by actors and projected on opposite sides of the space to each other. Nine of the 12 scenes occur at the same time in a dinner setting. Text scrolling along the bottom of each scene suggest the thoughts or words of the people involved.

Each scene lasts between 6 seconds to 12 minutes long and portrays discussions between groups, friends or families, which evolve into argument. As the viewer stands in the centre of the installation going on around them, they are thrust into the middle of discussions which become increasingly hostile, feeling unease at witnessing something private yet public, real yet unreal, violent orally/aurally but not physically.

Further, to coincide with Twelve, Tramway commissioned artists Belinda Guidi and James McLardy to work with a group of teenage boys from the Linthouse area of the city, in response to themes raised in Twelve.

Barry Burns, Robert Duncan and Andrew Hulley worked with the artists over a period of two months, experimenting with a range of creative processes including drawing, sculpture and film-making. Focusing on the concept of den, the group explored how lines of demarcation between the personal and the public evolve, are erased and re-made. The resulting project, With Bow and Drill, will run for the last week of the show (20 – 26 Sep).

Barbara Kruger was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1945 and now lives in New York and Los Angeles. After attending Syracuse University, she went on to study Art and Design with Diane Arbus at Parson’s School of Design in New York. Barbara Kruger’s iconic red and black text and image works, where fragments of images are overlaid with short phrases or captions, owe much to her early career in graphic design and art direction at Conde Nast Publications.

Since then, Kruger has sustained a career which spans over thirty years. Her work is included in all major collections of contemporary art throughout the world but is just as likely to be placed in non-art environments – billboards, public parks, train stations, or match boxes.

Barbara Kruger uses popular culture as both a subject and a tool in her work. Images taken from sources such as fashion magazines are juxtaposed with provocative text to criticize the very structures and values these magazines propagate. Her work poses questions, scenarios, and ideas on a range of subjects - economics, consumerism, gender politics, race, personal rights, autonomy – but all can be reduced to a simple exploration of how people function and co-exist within a hierarchical society.

“Power and its politics and hierarchies exist everywhere: in every conversation we have, in every deal we make, in every face we kiss. I try to address this power and how it choreographs the issues of violence and control, of wealth and poverty, of hope and abjection.”
( from an interview with Barbara Kruger, Amnesty, March 2005)

Tramway has programmed two talks on Barbara Kruger’s work during the show:

Wed 10th Aug, 7pm, free - on a first come first served basis Prof James W. McManus, Department of Art and Art History, California State University on The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Mass Production and The Master Manipulators of the Marketplace: Duchamp, Warhol, Koons , Kinkade and Kruger

Sat 20th Aug, 2pm, free – on a first come first served basis Designer (fine art educated) Nick Shinn on The Graphic Language of Barbara Kruger

For more information/images please contact:
Lorraine Wilson, Curator, Tramway, 0141 422 2023
lorraine.Wilson@cls.glasgow.gov.uk

In an unprecedented partnership for venues in the city, Twelve has been programmed as a partner show to Barbara Kruger at Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art (21 April – 26 Sep)
www.glasgowmuseums.com
as part of their Rule of Thumb: Contemporary Art and Human Rights series.

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