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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
November 16, 2005

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1. Dolores Zorreguieta, FF Alumn, solo show at the Cobra Museum for Modern Art, Amstelveen, The Netherlands, opening November 26, 2005.
2. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn at Vassar College, November 15–16
3. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn at 'Post' festival and International Congress of Performance Art. November 14-17, 2005.
4. Marie Sester, FF Alumn, at ZKM, Germany, November 18
5. Robert Galinsky, FF Alumn, at Mo Pitkin's, Tuesday November 15, 10pm
6. Ron Athey, Eileen Myles, Rafael Sánchez, Julie Tolentino, FF Alumns, in Performa 05 at Participant, Inc, NY
7. Sarah Schulman, FF Alumn at Playwrights Horizons, extended to November 20th!
8. Stefanie Trojan, FF Alumn at Galerie Perpétuel, Germany,
9. Dominic McGill, FF Alumn, at Brown University, thru Dec. 22
10. Coco Fusco, FF Alumn at The Kitchen, November 18, 7pm.
11. Iris Rose, R. Sikoryak, Doug Skinner, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, November 16
12. John Malpede, FF Alumn, in The Netherlands. November 30 - December 2.
13. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn at PERFORMA 05, Artists Space, November 18.
14. Rae C Wright, FF Alumn at Access Theater, NY, November 16-18
15. Dor Green, FF Alumn, at Shooting Star Theater, NY, Nov. 18-19
16. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, on Benefit Committee for SRLP Art Sale
17. Alice Wu, FF Alumn, at Julia Friedman Gallery, NY, Nov. 18-Dec. 31
18. Vivian Babuts, Stanya Kahn, Sarah Schulman, Tobaron Waxman, FF Alumns, in LTTR#4
19. Duston Spear, FF Alumn, at Sara Tecchia Roma, NY, thru Dec. 3
20. Vernita Nemec aka N'Cognita, FF Alumn, at Gallery Merz, Sag Harbor, thru Dec. 31
21. Dominic McGill, FF Alumn, at NY Acadmey of Sciences, thru Jan 13, 2006
22. Rev. Billy, FF Alumn, at St. Mark’s Church, Nov. 27, 7 pm
23. Mark Fox, FF Alumn, at Larissa Goldston Gallery, NY, opening Nov. 17
24. Peggy Diggs, Michael Glier, Jenny Holzer, FF Alumns, .in benefit art auction, Williamstown, MA, Dec. 2
25. Erika Yeomans, FF Alumn, in Cologne, Germany, Nov. 28
26. Marie Sester, FF Alumn, in Karlsruhe, Germany, opening Nov. 19
27. Martha Rosler, FF Alumn, opens Martha Rosler Library, NYC, TONITE
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1. Dolores Zorreguieta, FF Alumn, solo show at the Cobra Museum for Modern Art, Amstelveen, The Netherlands, opening November 26, 2005.

Dolores Zorreguieta
LOVE/ROMANCE
November 26, 2005 to February 26, 2006

Cobra Museum for Modern Art
Sandbergplein 1
Amstelveen NL
1181 ZX (Postbox 2028 1180 EA)
T +31 (0)20 5475050
F +31 (0)20 5475025
E info@cobra-museum.nl
www.cobra-museum.nl

http://www.sheisanartist.com

The Cobra Museum for Modern Art in Amstelveen is presenting the first European solo exhibition of Dolores Zorreguieta (Buenos Aires, 1965). The work of this New York artist is of an overwhelming visual force. The exhibition ‘Love/Romance’ consists of a broad variety of techniques including video, installations and drawings. Several works have been specially created by the artist with a view to the presentation in the Cobra Museum.

The introduction of the artist to the Netherlands is underpinned by an accompanying catalogue published by Waanders Uitgevers (written by the well-known filmmaker, art critic and curator Alberto Giudici and Martha Wilson, founder of the acclaimed New York Franklin Furnace). The publication also includes a dvd giving a detailed portrait of the artist. Filming for the dvd took place in the run up to the exhibition and shows Zorreguieta in her studio working on several projects. The AVRO is transmitting the documentary at the start of the exhibition in the program ‘Weeldekwartier’.

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2. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn at Vassar College on November 15–16, 2005.

Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov 15-16, POUGHKEEPSIE ( Vassar College):
"Eyes Wide Open," the American Friends Service Committee's exhibition on the human cost of the Iraq War will be on campus for public viewing, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

The exhibit features a pair of boots honoring each U.S. military casualty, a field of shoes and a Wall of Remembrance to memorialize the Iraqis killed in the conflict, and a multimedia display exploring the history, cost and consequences of the war. The installation is on the Alumnae House Lawn, between College and Fulton Streets, on Raymond Ave. This is near the Arlington business district. The rain space will be the Vassar Chapel. It is free and public.

Information, junichols@vassar.edu,

http://www.afsc.org/eyes/default.htm,

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3. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn at 'Post' festival and International Congress of Performance Art. November 14-17, 2005.

New performance in Chile, as part of 'Post' festival and International Congress of Performance Art organized by Perfopuerto.If you are in Chile, please stop by!

More information about the event :
http://www.perfopuerto.org/congreso2005/congress.htm
http://www.perfopuerto.org/

There is a major update and remodeling of my web site at: http://grzybowski.org
Lot of new material, texts and movies, new graphic design of performance section.

Please take a look when you get a chance, thanks for any comments and bug reports!
Warm greetings to everybody!

Peter Grzybowski

http://grzybowski.org
80 Varick Street Suite 2D
New York , NY 10013
PHONE / FAX: 212 219 84-24

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4. Marie Sester, FF Alumn, at ZKM, Germany, November 18

ACCESS will be launched as a permanent installation at ZKM | Museum for Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany, with the opening of the exhibition "Lichtkunst aus Kuntslicht", in which it is included, this November 18, 2005.

Public opening: November 19, 2005.

To participate online, http://www.ACCESSproject.net

the tracking hours are as follows:
Wednesday – Friday: 10am - 6pm CET (GMT+1)
Saturday - Sunday:     11am - 6pm CET (GMT+1)
(Monday + Tuesday - closed)

ACCESS is a public art installation that applies web and surveillance technologies, allowing web users to track individuals in public spaces with a unique robotic spotlight and acoustic beam system, without people wearing any gear, exploring the ambiguities among surveillance, control, visibility and celebrity.

ACCESS is a co-production with ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany.

with all best wishes,

marie

http://www.sester.net
http://www.ACCESSproject.net

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5. Robert Galinsky, FF Alumn, at Mo Pitkin's, Tuesday, November 15, 10pm

'The My Little Eyebrow Sisters Improv Comedy Trio' Tuesday November 15th at 10pm at Mo Pitkin's House of Satisfaction, 30 Avenue A between 2nd and 3rd St., $10 admission.

The My Little Eyebrow Sisters consists of three of NYC’s premiere improvisationalists: Philip Galinsky, Robin Selfridge and Robert Galinsky. The “Eyebrow Sister” comedy is based entirely on audience suggestions and is a fast furious set of short from comic scenes, outrageous characters and abstract downtown humor. What they say… High Times Magazine: “Galinsky is manic, deadpan & takes aim with psychotic precision." The New York Times: “Robin Selfridge is diverting in all his guises.” NYTheatre.com: “Philip Galinsky is the sillier and more exhibitionistic, punctuating his stint with eccentric dancing and goofiness.”

http://www.galinskyplace.com
" I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed. I feel at this moment more anxiety for the safety of my country than ever before, even in the midst of war" -- Abraham Lincoln (Nov. 21, 1864 letter to Col. William F. Elkins)

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6. Ron Athey, Eileen Myles, Rafael Sánchez, Julie Tolentino, FF Alumns, in Performa 05 at Participant, Inc, NY

Participant Inc
95 Rivington Street / NYC
212 254-1274

November 2, 2005 Contact: Lia Gangitano, 212 254 4334

Throughout November, PARTICIPANT INC becomes the stage for a series of durational actions and several evenings of live film, video, and performance including Derrick Adams, Ron Athey and Juliana Snapper (a SCOUT literary performance curated by Eileen Myles), Charles Atlas and Chris Peck, Vaginal Davis, Lovett/Codagnone, My Barbarian, Luther Price and Katharine Finneran (in conjunction with the Roberta Beck Memorial Cinema), Rafael Sánchez, Julie Tolentino, and Suara Welitoff and Thalia Zedek.

The programming of PARTICIPANT INC, a storefront alternative space on the Lower East Side, is greatly influenced by its urban history and context, and continues to integrate vibrant legacies of underground theater, drag aesthetics, club performance, live film, video, and music into its exhibition platform.

For PERFORMA 05, PARTICIPANT INC has invited participating artists to create new works, ranging from performing objects to durational and theatrical performances. These artists share an interest in sub-cultural genres that expand assumed limits of exhibition and performance formats.

For details please visit
http://www.performa-arts.org/

Thank you.

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7. Sarah Schulman, FF Alumn at Playwrights Horizons, extended to November 20th!

Please try to see Sarah Schulman’s current play Manic Flight Reaction at Playwrights Horizons.

Although tickets for the play were immediately sold out upon opening, as of November 3rd there were still tickets left for a run extended to November 20th.

People can get them by phoning 212 279 4200 or going to www.playwrightshorizons.org

An article previewing the play ran in the Sunday Arts And Leisure section of The New York Times:
http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=FA071EF63E5B0C708EDDA90994DD404482

I also think it’s important that people take advantage of the opportunities the internet, zines, and small press allows for developing a critical mechanism that is independent of mainstream production.
http://www.culturebot.org/archives/2005/10/23/SarahSchulman.php

Article posted at the Women and Theater Program ( http://www.womenandtheatre.com/)

Jack Waters
P.O. Box 20260 Tompkins Square Station
New York, NY 10009
USA

(212) 529-8815
FAX by appointment at (212) 353-0250

http://www.alliedproductions.org/

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8. Stefanie Trojan, FF Alumn at Galerie Perpétuel, Germany,

Stefanie Trojan was born in 1976 in Neu-Ulm, Germany. From 1996 through 2003, she studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, where she got 2000 the state examination for high school teaching in the arts. In 2001, Asta Gröting recommended her for the “Meisterschüler” honors program, 2003, Ms. Trojan graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich with the “Diplom” (master of art) and received a scholarship from DAAD for a stay in New York.

Ms Trojan has been awarded with prestigious grants, for example in 2004 with the “Debutantenpreis” from the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Research and Art. and recently the „Kunst Stipendium“ Grant for Halle/Saale of the Werkleitzgesellschaft; the „Projektstipendium“ (grant to realize a project) of the city of Munich. Ms. Trojan has also received support from the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance, as well being Artist in Residence at the Parsons School of Design, New York, in 2004

Since 2000 she concentrates on her performances in international reknown galleries and public spaces, such as in 2004 „open studios for friends“ PS1, New York, „facing the audience“ Whitney at Altria, New York, performance at Passerby, Gavin Brown Enterprises, New York, “germany is looking for” Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, 7a*11d performance festival Toronto, in 2005 the “ghostAkademie” Rathausgalreie, Munich, Private Heroes“ opening of the museum MARTa Herford, „favorits- new art in Munich” Kunstbau/Lenbachhaus, Munich, “collaborative practice”, archive shedhalle Zürich; „art friday“ Kunstverein Friedrichshafen,

She lives and works in Munich and Frankfurt, Germany.

hours
T
ue, wed, thu 6pm-9pm
S
at, 10am-6pm

Oppenheimer Str. 39
60594 Frankfurt am Main

+4969/ 62 06 09
info@perpetuel.net
www.perpetuel.net

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9. Dominic McGill, FF Alumn, at Brown University, thru Dec. 22

LABYRINTHS JAN MANCUSKA , DOMINIC MCGILL, ALISON SHOTZ at Bell Gallery, November 12th-Dec 22nd 2005.

Bell Gallery, List Art Center
Brown University
64 College St.
Providence, Ri 02912
401/863-3163

November 12th-dec 22nd 2005.

Since ancient times, the labyrinth has represented an intricate maze, or a winding passage that is difficult to follow without getting lost . In fact, the idea of a circular, disorienting space and a place of entrapment was of crucial importance to the Ancient Greek understanding of a labyrinth. King Minos of Crete hired the legendary inventor and artisan Daedalus to design a labyrinth as a space of confinement for the Minotaur, a monster with the body of a man and the head of a bull.

From then onward, the cultural interpretation of the labyrinth has changed from being an imprisonment in ancient time to being a path to God in Medieval time, and a path to the center of the self in the Renaissance and Enlightenment periods. Today, the term is also related to hypertext, a maze-like database system with endless linkages of text, image, and sound . In a broader sense, a labyrinth can also signify circular of spiral patterns or meandering designs, as well as a complicated course of events. It symbolizes both the situations of confusion and puzzlement, as well as the sacred places for meditation or prayer. As a metaphor, the labyrinth relates to a life's journey and one's search for meanings, beliefs and values.

In the exhibition Labyrinths, the three artists–Jan Mancuska, Domenic McGill, and Alyson Shotz–engage those manifold aspects of labyrinth in their own respective ways. McGill's work, Project for a American Century, is a large graphite drawing, measuring 7, 5 feet in height and 65 feet in length. Hung from the ceiling in a way that curls up into a labyrinthine form, the drawing is a composite of numerous smaller drawings and written words or phrases recording the historical and political events from 20th century American history starting with the Hiroshima bombing till the present.

dominic mcgill
31 wasington st #5
Brooklyn NY11201
718 237 1751
718 809 2992

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10. Coco Fusco, FF Alumn at The Kitchen, November 18, 7pm.

A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN WOMEN AND POWER IN THE NEW AMERICA
a performance by Coco Fusco

at The Kitchen, Nov, 18 at 7pm
512 W 19th St

for tickets call 212 255 5793 x 11

A performance lecture about female interrogators and
the War on Terror.

In the age of info-war and smart bombs, the last "theatre of operations" between America and its "others" is occurring in the prisons where "enemy combatants" are being held around the world. For many American soldiers the prisons are the only places
where they actually meet the enemy face to face. And precisely because these prisons are not considered combat zones, many women in the US armed forces are assigned to them, since women are barred from engaging in combat.

http://www.thing.net/~cocofusco Check out my t-shirt designs for babies and kids at:
http://www.cafepress.com/cocomama

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11. Iris Rose, R. Sikoryak, Doug Skinner, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, November 16

Dixon Place presents... "CAROUSEL"

A star-studded night of cartoon slide shows and other projected pictures, presented by a glittering array of artists, performers, graphic novelists, and other characters.

This episode features...

Brian Dewan
Danny Hellman
Tim Kreider
Iris Rose
Doug Skinner
Jim Torok
Hosted by R. Sikoryak.

Wednesday, November 16
8 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm)

at Dixon Place
258 Bowery, NYC

Reservations:
212-219-0736 x 106
Tickets: $15 suggested donation
advance tickets at www.theatermania.com

This event is part of the Dixon Place Under Construction Series.

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12. John Malpede, FF Alumn, in The Netherlands. November 30 - December 2.

LAPD CONSIDERS NETHERLANDS DRUG POLICY
LOS ANGELES POVERTY DEPARTMENT to perform “AGENTS & ASSETS” in Vrede van Utrecht Festival in The Netherlands.

Agents and Assets dramatizes a 1998 Congressional Hearing on crack cocaine. The occasion of the hearing is the CIA Inspector General's report about allegations of CIA involvement in cocaine trafficking to fund the Nicaraguan Contras-at a time when Congress had expressly forbid such activities. At the heart of the issues addressed by Agents and Assets is the misuse of U.S. intelligence agencies by the executive branch of the government.

The entire Agents and Assets script is taken from the hearing transcript. Congressmen / women and the CIA Inspector General are played by on-the-ground veterans of the war on drugs. The lives of the cast members have been radically impacted by drug use, either because they were formerly addicted, or simply because they live in communities that have been devastated by drugs and the war against drugs.

Having the lawmakers played by people who have probably suffered from the policies enacted by the characters that they're portraying is a brilliant coup de theatre; but more striking are the words themselves, which are reportedly quoted verbatim from the congressional record.  What these words make clear regardless of who's speaking them-is that the failures of the War on Drugs (committed by multiple administrations of both parties) are woefully being repeated today in the War on Terror.
James C.  Taylor, Theater Talk, KCRW-FM 2005

The Los Angeles Poverty Department, despite the homeless status of many of its members, has thrived for years from its downtown outpost and continues to offer theater that's often stunning in its honesty and lack of pretension. Constance Monaghan, LA Weekly, 1997

14 LAPD cast members will travel to The Netherlands for three performances Nov. 30 - Dec 2.  The performances are produced by the Vrede van Utrecht Festival, a multi-year Arts and Civic Affairs celebration of the signing of the Peace Treaty of Utrecht in 1713.   Performances will be followed by a public discussion of current drug policy issues in The Netherlands. Discussion topics will include: zero tolerance “mini war on drugs” against drug swallowing arrivals from former Dutch colonies, Netherlands Antilles and Surinam; an examination of the current policy of providing housing and drugs to addicted hard drug users and a soft drug policy in which it's legal to buy soft drugs but illegal to grow them; tensions within the European Union arising from Dutch drug policy; and Dutch participation in the US led “War on Drugs” in Afghanistan, where troops from the Netherlands are deployed.  Initiators of these public conversations will include national and local politicians and public officials and staff from the Trans-National Institute, a drug policy institute based in Amsterdam.  “Agents & Assets” has been performed in Los Angeles, Cleveland and Detroit.  In fall 2006 “Agents & Assets” will be presented in Philadelphia and Baltimore. 

LAPD 's mission is to create performance work that connects lived experience to the social forces that shape the lives and communities of people living in poverty.

Contact: http://lapovertydept.org
310-880-6436 or jmalfoot@aol.com

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13. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn at PERFORMA 05, Artists Space, November 18.

Longwood Arts Project Off-site:
PERFORMA 05
The First Biennial of New Visual Art Performance in New York City

Post Identity Politics Bazaar: Performance as Cultural Gift & Labor
Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Akiko Ichikawa, Derek Jackson,
Ivan Monforte, Wanda Raimundi-Ortíz, Troy Richards

Artists Space, 38 Greene Street near Grand Street, 3rd Floor, Manhattan
Friday, November 18, 2005 | 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. | FREE!!

For more information, please visit this link:
http://05.performa-arts.org/venues/artists-space

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14. Rae C Wright, FF Alumn at Access Theater, NY, November 16-18

"Love and Anger"
at: Access Theater
380 Broadway 4th Floor
(2 blocks below canal, east side of broadway, just North of White street - 4th floor. N/R to Canal)

last performances November 16-18
($5 artists tickets available Wed and Thurs. night perf. call 212-477-6654 and leave info and your phone #)

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15. Dor Green, FF Alumn, at Shooting Star Theater, NY, Nov. 18-19

Dor Green, FF Alumn, will be performing at 7:00 PM on Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th at the Shooting Star Theater, 40 Peck Slip.

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16. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, on Benefit Committee for SRLP Art Sale

Small Works for Big Change
Art Auction Benefiting the Work of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Orchard
47 Orchard Street , NYC @ Grand St.
Opening with DJ spinning: Saturday, December 3, 6-8pm
Auction Event: Sunday, December 4, 4-9pm
Silent Auction: 4-8pm

This December the Sylvia Rivera Law Project will be auctioning off exciting works of art to raise funds to support the project’s fight for gender self-determination.

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) provides free legal services to low-income transgender communities and transgender communities of color. They also educate the public about trans oppression and support community organizing work that fights for the rights of their community. SRLP has assisted over 350 clients facing violence and discrimination in prisons, juvenile justice facilities, shelters, educational institutions and at the hands of the police since its inception in 2003. SRLP trains judges, health professionals, and other community organizations on how to provide respectful and affirming services. The most pressing issue faced daily at SRLP is the vast amount community members who are unable to access the most basic of services to meet the most vital of needs (such as shelter, health care, and education) because of rampant discrimination and violence.

The art auction will be held at the Orchard at 139 Orchard Street on December 4, 2005. There will be a opening preview of the works from 6-8pm on December 3 with a featured DJ spinning. The main event on Sunday, December 4 will start at 4pm with a preview and silent auction of over 30 small works from a variety of artists including local artists, artwork by SRLP clients, and renowned artists. The silent auction closes at 8:00pm, so don’t miss out on the bidding action. Artist’s work to be featured at this event include William Wegman, Patty Chang, Deborah Edmeades, Richard Hell, Annie Sprinkle, Glenn Ligon, Andrea Geyer, Moyra Davey, Christy Gast, Hank O'Neal, Gregg Bordowitz, Mo Cassanova, Zoe Bissell, Sam Gordon, Emily Riedman, Allen Frame, Robert Melee, Any Sillman, Valerie Shaff, Yvonne Rainer, Klara Hobza, Sara Saltzman, Ulrike Mueller, A.L. Steiner, Josh Faught, Leah DeVun, Emily Roysdon, Felicia Murray, Matt Keegan, Zackary Drucker, and more! Don’t miss a special performance by Def Jam poet Regie Cabico! The event will also include small crafts, artist books and limited edition silkscreen t-shirts for sale.  This is really amazing work for a great cause!

All proceeds will go towards supporting the work of the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. For more information about the event or to make a donation to SRLP please contact Ryder Diaz at (212) 337-8550. To make a donation to SRLP please visit www.srlp.org or send a check to 822 8 th Ave., 3 rd Floor, New York, NY 10001.

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17. Alice Wu, FF Alumn, at Julia Friedman Gallery, NY, Nov. 18-Dec. 31

Dear Feral Friends,

Please don your Feral Best, and come to the opening of:

T H E G I F T wrap / set / boutique
Organized by Ingrid Chu for RED-I Projects

November 18 - December 31, 2005
Opening: Friday, November 18, 6-8pm
Feral Childe/Taiga! performance at 7:30 pm

Julia Friedman Gallery
504 West 22nd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10011
T: 212.366.0690
E: info@juliafriedman.com
http://www.juliafriedman.com

Julia Friedman Gallery is pleased to announce "THE GIFT
wrap/set/boutique," a special holiday exhibition arranged in
coordination with RED-I Projects.

THE GIFT

For a limited time only, Julia Friedman Gallery will be transformed
into "THE GIFT boutique," by ALEJANDRO DIAZ, FERAL CHILDE, CHRISTINE
HILL, DEREK SULLIVAN, VEXED GENERATION, and JUDY WERTHEIN. As a
functioning store, "THE GIFT boutique" features a gift wrapping
station, a selection of books, CDs, magazines, wrapping paper, packing
tape, and clothing, all created by artists and designers whose play on
the "boutique" model belies their sensitivity toward commercial
practices, and in ways that both laud and critique this association.
The presentation in a commercial gallery not only reinforces how easily
these artists and designers assume corporate identities, but how each
redefine the parameters of the boutique to create personal exchanges
between themselves, their "products," and the consumer.

THE GOODS

With his characteristic humor that marks the irony of corporate
advertising and its inability to translate into the everyday, ALEJANDRO
DIAZ will create outdoor signs directing potential customers to the
store as well as showcase a set of his ongoing cardboard signs for the
boutique. Alejandro Diaz ( New York) has exhibited at venues such as;
The Drawing Center, New York; Havana Biennial, Havana; Jersey City
Museum, New Jersey; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn; and Jessica
Murray Projects, New York.

Brooklyn artist/designer duo Moriah Carlson and Alice Wu of FERAL
CHILDE, will debut their new line, HOMUNCULII, at "THE GIFT boutique."
Select styles will be produced in a limited edition of six pieces each,
available to the public before the collection is officially released in
2006. Feral Childe has selected fabrics and prints exclusively for the
shop -- this palette will not be offered again! In addition, customers
are invited to borrow outfits from the "Feral Childe Lending Library"
featuring specially chosen, unique pieces from past Feral Childe
performances. A limited edition CD box set of soundscapes created by
artist/musician Jena Kim for past Feral Childe collections will also be
available. Feral Childe ( New York) take a distinctly irreverent
approach to what you wear and how, creating clothes in conjunction with
installations and performances. Rooting around the urban wasteland for
discarded or unwanted raw materials, their creations range from
wearable and non-wearable clothing, often fantastical in nature, to
accessories, props and sculptures. Standing for the independent, the
adaptive and ever-changing, Feral Childe's recent performative clothing
have been seen as part of Andrea Zittel's High Desert Test Sites,
California and Index Magazine's fall fashion spread, photographed at
Fritz Haeg's geodesic dome in Mt. Washington, Los Angeles.

With "offices" in New York and Germany, CHRISTINE HILL has created a
roving project space called Volksboutique that offers various
strategies for doing what she has stated as, "Make the most of what
you’ve got!" Translating into a boutique in Kassel, Germany, to a
television test pilot program and to a home office in New York, Hill
assembles pieces from her "Products Division" including the
Volksboutique Care Package (2003), the The Volksboutique Handbag
(2000), and will debut a new multiple brought exclusively to customers
of "THE GIFT boutique." Christine Hill ( New York/ Weimar) has exhibited
extensively in museums and galleries including; Documenta X, Kassel;
Watari Museum for Contemporary Art, Tokyo; MassMoCA, North Adams,
Massachusetts; Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York; and Deitch Projects,
New York. Hill has also worked on numerous projects in the public
realm, including commissions for The Public Art Fund and Creative Time.
Christine Hill is represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York.

Creating gift wrap and packing tape, DEREK SULLIVAN poses unspoken
questions everyone asks, like "Wouldn’t It Be Nice?" and "What Have I
Done to Deserve This?." Literally emblazoned on the tape and paper
itself, Sullivan unpacks the ritual of gift giving and the larger, if
often unfulfilled, desires of consumer culture. Sullivan’s gift wrap
marks the first in an ongoing series of artist produced gift wrap
commissioned by RED-I Projects. Derek Sullivan ( Toronto) has exhibited
in venues such as; The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto;
Mercer Union, Toronto; Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto; and in
Berlin, Shanghai and Vancouver. Derek Sullivan is represented by
Jessica Bradley Art + Projects, Toronto.

As with all of their collections that blend fashion with its
social-political ramifications on the world-at-large through the
wearer, VEXED GENERATION will feature versions of their Wrap Liberation
and Ninja series of jackets, polar fleeces and related garments for
"THE GIFT boutique." Intrigued by what these designers deem as the
"sartorial link between the idle rich and the idle poor," irony abounds
in Vexed garments like Wrap Liberation, which echoes the restrictive
blankets used by the hungry and homeless while making an ironic
reference to French designer Christian Dior’s 1957 La Normandie, a
jacket without sleeves or armholes. Established in 1994 by Joe Hunter
and Adam Thorpe, Vexed Generation Clothing ( London) produce innovative
designs for urban street life, and have generated a worldwide client
base while continuing to produce unique garments that promote issues of
environmental and social significance. Concurrent to "THE GIFT
wrap/set/boutique," Vexed Generation is exhibiting in "SAFE: Design
Takes on Risk, " at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Fresh from her debut at inSite_05, JUDI WERTHEIN will showcase her
custom-designed and trademarked Brinco (2005) sneakers whose sales
support migrant workers crossing for the most part, the San
Diego/Tijuana border. The shoe design provides information and
materials that are relevant to and assists the ongoing plight of these
workers. "In a single object, " writes Donna Cornwell, Werthein
"reveals the contradictions between fashion, competition in the
manufacturing industry, and migratory flows, themes that lie at the
heart of the dynamics of labor geography in today’s world." Judi
Werthein (New York/Buenos Aires) has exhibited at venues such as;
inSite_05, San Diego; Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York; Parlor
Projects, Brooklyn, New York; La Fundacion Chinati, Marfa; Apexart, New
York; Center for Contemporary Art, Vilnius, Lithuania; and Kunstverein,
Cologne, Germany.

Featuring furniture designed by MAX WANG, New York.

RED-I Projects, founded by New York-based curator and critic Ingrid Chu
in 2004, is an organization that assists artists in the creation of new
work in the public realm. Through collaborative efforts, it aims to
meet the needs of artists by acknowledging the various methods and
places in which artists now make and show their work. Re: Location
( Toronto, 1999), Subscribe: Recent Art in Print (Time Out New York,
Cabinet, ArtKrush.com, 2003), and (VIDEOBOX) (Yvon Lambert, Cohan and
Leslie, and White Box, New York, 2004) are among some of Chu’s other
public projects and exhibitions. Chu’s writing appears in such
publications as frieze, Parachute, and Afterall (upcoming). More
information is available at www.red-i-projects.com

Julia Friedman Gallery opened in New York in February 2005. Julia
Friedman Gallery provides a context for dialogue, development, and
exhibitions for emerging, local and international artists working in
all media. JFG's program moves beyond traditional gallery exhibitions
to include performance, public art and experimental projects by artists
and curators. The Gallery is located at 504 West 22nd Street (between
10th and 11th Avenues), 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10011. Gallery hours
are Tuesday-Saturday 11-6. For more information or high-resolution
images, please contact Julia Friedman at Telephone: 212.366.0690, Cell:
212.729.3899 or Email: info@juliafriedman.com. More information is
available at www.juliafriedman.com.

http://juliafriedman.com/TheGift_pressrelease.html
http://www.feralchilde.com

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18. Vivian Babuts, Stanya Kahn, Sarah Schulman, Tobaron Waxman, FF Alumns, in LTTR#4

LTTR #4 is finally here and definitely OUT!. Fondle 80 pages of queer content and poke your nose into the crack of your new favorite book.
Yours truly,
LTTR

LTTR #4: do you wish to direct me?

with contributions by: vivian babuts, eden bakti, anna blume, christoph boots, gregg bordowitz, a.k.burns, nancy brooks brody, liz Collins, moyra davey, harry dodge, johanna fateman, andrea geyer, stephanie gray, anna gollwitzer, tania hammidi, rodney harrison, derek jackson, xylor jane, jocelyn Jacobs, stanya kahn, mary kelly, klara liden, shelley marlow, laura parne, ridykeulous, sarah schulman, anna joy springer, discoteca flaming star, a.l. steiner, jeanne stern, ginger brooks takahashi, lanka tattersall, tobaron waxman, matt wolf, youngblood

1st issue online version: Diane Field

The annual queer feminist art journal LTTR is edited by Ginger Brooks Takahashi, K8 Hardy, Ulrike Müller, Emily Roysdon, and Lanka Tattersall. The
first issue's title was an acronym for Lesbians To The Rescue (2001).
www.lttr.org

LTTR #4 was published through Printed Matter's Emerging Artist  Publication Series. It is available through Printed Matter Inc.
www.printedmatter.org
http://www.printedmatter.org/


For further information please contact Dean Daderko at
deandaderko@yahoo.com < mailto:deandaderko@yahoo.com or LTTR at
lttr@lttr.org

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19. Duston Spear, FF Alumn, at Sara Tecchia Roma, NY, thru Dec. 3

Duston Spear
Sara Tecchia Roma New York
529 West 20th Street
Through December 3

 Continuing her ongoing exploration of word-image conjunctions creating visual poetry, the new exhibition uses the war poems of Stephen Crane (1871-1900), as a sounding board for new work. Rendering the poet's words in scrawled lines and conjoining them with emblematic images, Spear has vandalized her own paintings by going back into older works with a graffiti artist's intention— as a way of reiterating the message, as a warning, to the viewer.

“I coupled Crane’s words with my inability to turn off NPR in the studio. Even if the static made the words incomprehensible, I could tell by the calmness of the speaker’s voice when nothing too  bad had happened". Spear has incorporated the techniques of graffiti writers to hit her canvases with words and stencils—new symbols of surveillance and secrecy. "I take my messages from Crane’s cues. My big canvases become walls and I take a piece of them like a writer and I say, hey, this many years later, ‘We Patriots Slave’, and it’s not a tag but a bold loud comment. And I write ‘War Night’ because that’s how in the dark this all feels.”

The title of this comprehensive show of twelve paintings and works on paper—R E A D—works as a verb in the present and past tense and as a color or a political affiliation when spoken. Spear directs her viewers to encounter history in the present—the feeling is one of beauty in the cause of urgency. Through December 3.

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20. Vernita Nemec aka N'Cognita, FF Alumn, at Gallery Merz, Sag Harbor, thru Dec. 31

"Art from Detritus: Selected Works"
Gallery Merz
95 Main St
Sag Harbor NY 11963-0118
PH 631 525 2803
Nov 5 - Dec 31, 2005
opening reception Nov 5, 5-7pm
More Art from Trash & Saving the Planet with Art!
www.ncognita.com

best
v

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21. Dominic McGill, FF Alumn, at NY Acadmey of Sciences, thru Jan 13, 2006

yo peeps, better start reading your bible
Silent Spring @ New York Academy of Sciences
THE OBLIGATION TO ENDURE
Art & Ecology Since 'Silent Spring'
curated by Nick Debs

thru January 13, 2006

New York Academy of Sciences
2 East 63rd Street
New York, NY 10021

participating artists:
Joy Episalla - Joy Garnett - Tom Hawkins - Dominic McGill - John McLachlin - Jason Middlebrook - Frank Moore - Catherine Murphy - Bruce Nauman - Gary Ponzo - Amy Jean Porter - Alexis Rockman - David Wojnarowicz - Carrie Yamaoka

from the press release:
If Rachel Carson were alive today, she would probably be pleased about the heightened public awareness of the environment and some of the protective legislation passed since she wrote Silent Spring.  She would likely be much less satisfied with the ongoing battle between those who wish to preserve our natural environment and those whose efforts continue to contribute to its deterioration and destruction.

And just as Carson brought an investigative scientific eye to the problems of pesticides that she described in her groundbreaking book, an exhibition opening November 4 at the New York Academy of Sciences likewise casts a probing artistic look at some of the most critical environmental issues facing the world today.  The exhibition, The Obligation to Endure: Art & Ecology Since Silent Spring, reflects one of Carson's favorite maxims by the French biologist Jean Rostand : "The obligation to endure gives us the right to know." [ read on]

dominic mcgill
31 wasington st #5
Brooklyn NY11201
718 237 1751
718 809 2992

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22. Rev. Billy, FF Alumn, at St. Mark’s Church, Nov. 27, 7 pm

Rev. Billy of the Church of Stop Shopping will conduct a BABIES AGAINST BIG BUSINESS mass baptism on November 27th to protect all our wonderful children from the evils of the baby industry. You are all invited to participate, witness and enjoy the spectacle. Please spread the word.

Date: Sunday Nov. 27
Time: 7pm
Place: St. Marks Church, 2nd ave & 10th st., East
Village

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23. Mark Fox, FF Alumn, at Larissa Goldston Gallery, NY, opening Nov. 17

Hello All,
I am having a solo exhibition of new work at Larissa Goldston Gallery. The show opens on the 17th of November and runs through December 22nd. Please come to the opening on Thursday, November 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Larissa Goldston Gallery is located at 530 W. 25th Street (3rd Floor). Hope to see you there,

Mark Fox

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24. Peggy Diggs, Michael Glier, Jenny Holzer, FF Alumns, .in benefit art auction, Williamstown, MA, Dec. 2

Contact:
Ed Epping
A.D. Falck Professor of Art
Williams College
Williamstown, MA 01267
Greylock ABC House Board member
PH: 413.458.8702
E-MAIL: eepping@williams.edu

STELLAR CAST OF ARTISTS CONTRIBUTE WORK FOR ABC ARTS AUCTION, ( Williamstown, MA) - The Greylock chapter of A Better Chance will hold its ABC Arts Auction on Friday, December 2, from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

The work of over 43 artists, designers, architects, photographers, musicians, writers and performance companies will be auctioned.

Work by Jenny Holzer, Laylah Ali, Frank Gehry, Francesco Clemente, Michael Glier, Peggy Diggs, Albert Cummings, Carlos Jimenez, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Pentagram Design, Rosmarie and Keith Waldrop, Bludot Design, Susan Rothenberg and Anne Waldman, Greg Sholette (Repohistory), Tom Krens and Nick Zammutto (The Books) will be included in this auction.

Autographed copies of individual and collected literature and musical recordings, photographs, paintings, prints, furniture, drawings will be auctioned, as will certificates for dinners, performances and vacation opportunities in Puerto Rico and NYC. Wine and light fare will be served during the evening’s events.

Tickets for the event are $30 and may be reserved by calling (413) 458-8702 or e-mail, eepping@williams.edu. Hosted at the home/studios of artists Ed Epping and Peggy Diggs, preview times will be confirmed with the purchase of tickets.

“The generosity of these creative individuals and sponsoring organizations is overwhelming and very much appreciated”, said Ed Epping, a Greylock ABC House board member and an organizer of this year’s auction. “To have this caliber work available —work collected by or performed at some of the most important arts venues in the US and abroad—really benefits our local chapter of this important program.”

The Greylock chapter is a part of the national A Better Chance program that enables talented and motivated students of color from under-resourced communities to attend strong secondary schools. The Greylock chapter each year has up to eight students, who during the academic year live with resident directors in the ABC House in Williamstown and attend Mt. Greylock Regional H. S. Since its founding in 1968 the Greylock Chapter has helped place almost 100 students on a different life path, including in almost every case attendance at a top college or university.

Ed Epping
WLS Spencer Studio Art Building
eepping@williams.edu
413.458.8702 home/studio

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25. Erika Yeomans, FF Alumn, in Cologne, Germany, Nov. 28

Erika Yeomans' Chubby Buddy screens at the 12th FEMINALE
as part of Good Meat Feeds Good People
A programme by Jennet Thomas

Tell a Friend!

The 12th FEMINALE
Cologne, Germany
Monday November the 28th
Kino 813 in der Brücke
(Kölnische Kunstverein)
Hahnenstr. 6
50667 Koeln

Jennet Thomas is a founder member of the EXPLODING CINEMA COLLECTIVE the seminal and highly influential Underground Film Club that led the first wave of London's new experimental hybrid media scene in the 1990's. Originating alternative methods and philosophies of exhibition through live shows and tours, our motto being: No Stars, No Funding, No Taste.
(www.explodingcinema.org for further details)

http://www.fortherestofyournaturallifeproductions.com

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26. Marie Sester, FF Alumn, in Karlsruhe, Germany, opening Nov. 19

Marie Sester/ ACCESS project

ACCESS will be launched as a permanent installation at ZKM | Museum for Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany, with the opening of the exhibition "Lichtkunst aus Kuntslicht", in which it is included, this November 18, 2005.
Public opening: November 19, 2005.

To participate online, http://www.ACCESSproject.net, the tracking hours are as follows:
Wednesday – Friday: 10am - 6pm CET (GMT+1)
Saturday - Sunday:     11am - 6pm CET (GMT+1)
(Monday + Tuesday - closed)

ACCESS is a public art installation that applies web and surveillance technologies, allowing web users to track individuals in public spaces with a unique robotic spotlight and acoustic beam system, without people wearing any gear, exploring the ambiguities among surveillance, control, visibility and celebrity.

ACCESS is a co-production with ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany.

with all best wishes,

marie

http://www.sester.net
http://www.ACCESSproject.net

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27. Martha Rosler, FF Alumn, opens Martha Rosler Library, NYC, TONITE

Martha Rosler Library

e-flux is pleased to announce the opening of the Martha Rosler Library at 53 Ludlow Street in New York City on Tuesday, November 15th, 2005 at 6pm. Comprising more than 6,000 volumes selected from the books at Martha Rosler's residence and studio in Brooklyn and academic office in New Jersey, the library will be accessible for public use through April 15, 2006, at the Ludlow street location. Library hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 12-6 PM.

1. Library - a: a place in which literary, musical, artistic, or reference materials (such as books, manuscripts, recordings, or films) are kept for use but not for sale. b: a collection resembling or suggesting a library.

2. In a letter to Samuel Duncan (the Associate Librarian/Cataloguer of the Amon Carter Museum), Rick Stewart (the Museum's Chief Curator) recounts a recent trip to Marfa: "The Judd house was recently opened for private tours, and I took one last June. The library is truly impressive, but there are serious problems. There is no climate control, and the books--many of which have not even been taken out of their wrapping papers--are suffering the consequences. Judd bought an amazing array of stuff in many subject fields. Apparently, there are bizarre aspects to his legacy: the books cannot be used."

3. "Like the suburbs, too, Smithson's library is entropic, with the multifarious variety of books, journals, and records intermingling and coalescing to form a homogeneous mass. The significance of each of the parts shifts in favor of the meaning they acquire in their relationship to each other and to their owner. Alone as a monad, each item in the catalogue has its own life and meaning. Yet, as part of a larger collection, the books, journals, and records form constellations; this alters their meanings considerably. For instance, the hallucinatory novels of William S. Burroughs--when brought together with historical studies of ancient civilizations, a coterie of psychedelic and glam-rock records and anthropological texts by George Bataille and Claude Levi-Strauss--assume meanings considerably different from those they would take on in other configurations."
- Alexander Alberro, The Catalogue of Robert Smithson's Library.

Martha Rosler was born in Brooklyn, New York, where she now lives, after spending the 1970s in California. She works in video, photo-text, installation, sculpture, and performance, and writes on aspects of culture. She is a renowned teacher and has lectured widely, nationally and internationally. Rosler's work is centered on everyday life and the public sphere, often with an eye to women's experience. Recurrent concerns are the media and war as well as architecture and the built environment, from housing and homelessness to systems of transport. Her work has been seen in the Venice Biennale of 2003; the Liverpool Biennial and the Taipei Biennial (both 2004); as well as many major international survey shows, including Open Systems at the Tate Modern (2005). Her work has been included in the "Documenta" exhibition in Kassel, Germany, and several Whitney biennials, and she has had numerous solo exhibitions. She has been invited to participate in SkulpturProjecte07 in Münster. A retrospective of her work, "Positions in the Life World," was shown in five European cities and at the International Center of Photography and the New Museum for Contemporary Art (both in New York), concurrently (1998-2000). Rosler has published ten books of photography, art, and writing. Among them are Decoys and Disruptions: Selected Essays 1975-2001 (MIT Press, 2004, An October Book, in conjunction with the International Center of Photography), the photo books Passionate Signals (Cantz, 2005), In the Place of the Public: Airport Series (Cantz, 1997), and Rites of Passage (NYFA, 1995). If You Lived Here (Free Press, 1991) addresses her Dia project on housing, homelessness, and urban life. Several other books are in preparation. Rosler has been awarded the Spectrum International Prize in Photography for 2005. The prize was accompanied by a photo and video retrospective, "If Not Now, When?" at the Sprengel Museum in Hanover and NGBK in Berlin. Her solo exhibition, "London Garage Sale," was held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London in early June. She will have a solo exhibition at Christian Nagel ( Berlin) in January 2006 and at the University in Rennes in Spring 2006.

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