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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
January 17, 2006

1. Kathy Westwater, FF Alumn, offers improve labs at 92 nd St. Y, Feb.-May.
2. Many FF Alumns in exhibition auction at World Financial Center to benefit the Gulf, Feb. 22-28
3. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, to receive citation from Boston Society of Architects, Jan. 25
4. Galinsky, FF Alumn, in LA, Jan. 19, 8:30 pm
5. Julie Ault, FF Alumn, at Storefront for Art and Architecture, opening TONITE
6. Yuliya Lanina, FF Member, at Roger Smith Arts, opening Jan. 20
7. NYFA honors Ted Berger, at Ethical Culture Society, Jan. 19, 7:30 pm
8. Willoughby Sharp, FF Alumn, at White Box, Jan. 23, 6-9 pm
9. Billy Curmano, FF Alumn, in Minneapolis, TONITE
10. Phillip Warnell, FF Alumn, in London, England, TODAY
11. Vito Acconci, Richard Artschwager, Doug Beube, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Martha Rosler, Sharon Gilbert, FF Alumns at Center for Book Arts, opening Jan. 20
12. Mary Lum, FF Alumn, in Art Journal, and on an LA billboard.
13. Jana Haimsohn, FF Alumn, at Mabou Mines, Feb. 3-5, 7 pm
14. Andre Stitt, FF Alumn, at The Drawing Center, Jan. 28, 4-7 pm

1. Kathy Westwater, FF Alumn, offers improve labs at 92 nd St. Y, Feb.-May.

LAB MEAT: Improvisation with Kathy Westwater

The practices of this lab use the human body as foundation for considering creative movement possibility. Thai yoga and contact improvisation are entry points into exploring the body. From there, this lab through various improvisational techniques address the questions: what is it like to live in my body? using my body, how can I convey the information of my experience? what is the shape of that information, the quality, the direction, the force? and, what happens when this information exists in relationship with another body and with environment? All experience levels are welcome on an ongoing and drop-in basis.

Wednesdays, 11:30-1:30pm
February 1-May 31, 2006

92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center
New Techniques Laboratory
1395 Lexington Avenue @ 92nd Street

single class: $15 or $12 professional rate
10 class card: $135 or $100 professional rate

more info: www.92y.org/prodance or 212/415-5552/5555

Kathy Westwater creates art that exists in the human body. Her work has been presented at Danspace Project, DTW, Brooklyn Museum, Joyce SoHo, Performance Space 122, Movement Research, Franklin Furnace @ Pseudo, and BAX. It has received critical attention in The New York Times, The Village Voice, American Theater, The Drama Review, and Dance Magazine. Now in her fifth year as guest faculty at Sarah Lawrence College, she has also been a guest teacher at Bennington College, Movement Research, and the 92nd Street Y.


2. Many FF Alumns in exhibition auction at World Financial Center to benefit the Gulf, Feb. 22-28

NY1 News, New York Foundation for the Arts, and 
World Financial Center Arts & Events Program present 
From the Art of New York  
Art Exhibition and Auction to Benefit the Gulf 
February 22 - 28, 2006 
Gala Auction -- Mardi Gras, February 28
WHAT:  From the Art of New York, a one-of-a-kind charity art exhibit, sale, and auction of artwork by premiere New York and Gulf Coast artists to benefit Gulf Coast arts communities and long-term rebuilding efforts.  
WHERE: World Financial Center Winter Garden at West Street between Vesey and  Liberty Streets in Lower Manhattan. 

WHEN: February 22 – 28, 2006    HOURS: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

WHO:  Artists include Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Yoko Ono, LeRoy Neiman, Peter 
Max , Tom Otterness, Robert Rauschenberg, Danny Simmons, Kiki Smith, Gregory 
Amenoff , Ursula von Rydingsvard, Duston Spear, Mimi Gross, and De La Vega, plus many more New York and Gulf
Coast Artists . Visit From the Art of New York
throughout the week to meet artists, celebrities and NY1 News on-air personalities.

EXHIBITION: From the Art of New York brings together more than 100 works of art by New York and Gulf Coast artists.  The exhibition is free and open to the public. The exhibition runs February 22 – 28, 2006 from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm at the World Financial Center Winter Garden.  Many of the works of art will be on sale to the public during the six-day exhibition.  In addition to the artwork for sale, visitors may buy limited edition posters created by artists De La Vega and Mimi Gross and magnolia pins in honor of the Gulf Coast.

GALA AUCTION: From the Art of New York will celebrate the Gulf Coast’s rich traditions with a private Mardi Gras gala, featuring live and silent auctions as well as jazz music and delicious New Orleans-inspired cuisine.  Attendees have the chance to bid on the most exclusive works of art as well as packages and memberships from MoMA, The Frick Collection, NY1 News and many more. The gala auction will be held on Mardi Gras, Tuesday, February 28, 2006 from 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm at the World Financial 

Center Winter Garden. Tickets to the gala auction start at $200, and will be available at http://www.fromtheartofnewyork.org beginning December 9, 2005.  

Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans -- http://www.cacno.org
Southern Arts Federation http://www.southarts.org
Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation -- http://louisianahelp.org
Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund -- http://www.bushclintonkatrinafund.org


3. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, to receive citation from Boston Society of Architects, Jan. 25

I will receive a Special Citation for my design: Martucket Eyeland Resort & Theme Park, on Wednesday, January 25 at a Boston Society of Architects' exhibition (see below). Please come. RSVP 800 662-1235 X221.
For promo song: www.bigtwig.org/martucket
Hope to see you. Jay Critchley

Dear Jay,

On behalf of the Boston Society of Architects and the WindsCape Ideas Competition Committee, we would like to thank you for your interest and your submission.

It is our pleasure to report that the competition jury selected your entry as honored by Special Citation. The jury has also selected two winners and an additional five entries to be exhibited with the winners.

We wish to thank you for participating in this competition—your work is impressive.  The winning submissions will be announced and exhibited at The Architects Building with an opening reception on Wednesday, January 25 th 6-8pm. The traveling exhibit will stay there until March 15 – 17 when it will travel to the NESEA conference at Seaport Hotel.

Alexandra Lee Director of Special Projects Boston Society of Architects


4. Galinsky, FF Alumn, in LA, Jan. 19, 8:30 pm

FF Alumn Galinsky performs in Los Angeles at the Manhattan Monologue Slam on Thursday January 19th at 8:30pm at the IVAR. http://www.mmslam.com and http://www.ivar.cc for info.


5. Julie Ault, FF Alumn, at Storefront for Art and Architecture, opening TONITE

Storefront for Art and Architecture is pleased to present


Opening Reception: Tuesday January 17, 2006 6.30-8.30 PM
Exhibition dates: January 18 -  February 18, 2006

Gallery hours: Tuesday to  Saturday 11 AM -  6 PM. For more information
please call 212.431.5795 or www.storefrontnews.org

Ault and Beck's exhibition INFORMATION investigates the production of poverty within the U.S.  Based on government data referring to poverty measures over the last forty years as well as the increasing income gap, Information focuses on systemic parameters for what constitutes poverty as a socio-economic standing, principally the "poverty line."  The poverty line is a concrete, abstract, and symbolic parameter or dividing device that points to governmental debates and policies relevant to economic divisions in American society.

INFORMATION takes the form of a large scale mural, inserting into Storefront's exhibition space a visual landscape that layers aesthetic and political representations.  Ault and Beck's precise data collection and analysis speaks of an artistic strategy that exhibits an acute conceptual rigor; its minimalist aesthetics, however, is also theatrical in the sense that it makes the viewer's position in relation to the work a key element of its visualization.

INFORMATION is a new version of Ault and Beck's contribution to the 2004 group exhibition Borne of Necessity curated by Ron Platt for the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC.  In an essay on Ault and Beck's contribution to Borne of Necessity Jason Simon writes, "The striking accomplishment of the piece is its double engagement with the audience, first for the compelling function of scale to force one's self identification within the data, and second, for the audience's realization that the stakes involved in representing the poor are very high indeed.  Walking along the timeline we cannot avoid the awareness of how devices such as the official poverty line, unchanged since its devising, are very much in the business of the production of poverty, the systemic institutionalizing of poverty as an undifferentiated instrument of economic policy and its professionals."

Julie Ault and Martin Beck are artists and authors based in New York City.  Their collaborations include the exhibition Outdoor Systems, indoor distribution (2000), the book project Critical Condition (2003), designs for exhibitions at ICP, New York, and Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna.  In 2005, their co-curated exhibition Mirage was on view at Alexander and Bonin Gallery in New York.  Ault and Beck also work individually; their individual shows include Ault's Power Up: Sister Corita and Donald Moffett, Interlocking (1997 & 2000) and Beck's an Exhibit viewed played populated (2003).

Founded in 1982 Storefront for Art and Architecture is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing innovative positions in art, architecture and design.  The program of exhibitions, discussions and publications provides a forum for challenging work generating dialogue across geographic, ideological and disciplinary boundaries. As a public venue for emerging voices, Storefront explores vital issues in art and architecture to increase public awareness and interest in the built environment and contemporary art.

Storefront for Art and Architecture
97 Kenmare Street 
New York, NY 10012
tel 212.431.5795  fax 212.431.5755


6. Yuliya Lanina, FF Member, at Roger Smith Arts, opening Jan. 20

Dear Friends,
I would like to invite you to a group show I will be participating in

Show Dates: JAN. 19 - 28

Opening Reception: Friday JAN. 20 6.30-9PM

The Roger Smith Arts
501 Lexinngton Avenue (between 47 and 48 streets)
New York, NY. 10017

Check out the review in NY Arts magazine of my last solo show at kbp (see link below). The article will come out next month in hard copy


Thank you.
Yuliya Lanina


7. NYFA honors Ted Berger, at Ethical Culture Society, Jan. 19, 7:30 pm

NYFA's Board of Trustees and Staff invite you to join them in honoring Ted Berger on the occasion of his retirement.

On Thursday, January 19, the New York Foundation for the Arts will celebrate the more than three decades of leadership provided by Ted Berger with Ted Fest, a gala concert beginning at 7:30 P.M. at Ethical Culture Society, 2 W. 64 th Street.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit NYFA. Tickets are $25, $50, $250, $500, and $1,000. For tickets and donations, go to http://www.nycharities.org/tedfest.

The concert will be hosted by noted actor Kathleen Chalfant and include performances by Afrorican jazz artist William Cepeda, Nicholas Leichter Dance, Connie Beckley, poet Bob Holman, and other special guests. More information on the event can be found at http://www.nyfa.org/tedfest.


8. Willoughby Sharp, FF Alumn, at White Box, Jan. 23, 6-9 pm

Please join us for a celebration of Willoughby Sharp’s 70 th Birthday and a commemoration of the 20 th anniversary of Joseph Beuys’ death with an exhibition and digital video projections. Videos of Joseph Beuys by Willoughby Sharp

Open microphone
Monday January 23, 2006
6-9 pm
White Box
525 W 26 th St. NYC 10001


9. Billy Curmano, FF Alumn, in Minneapolis, TONITE

Please pass this on:
January 17  Tuesday  7:00 p.m.

$4.00 to $10.00 (Pay what you can)

Don't miss this rare opportunity to see WINTER SOLDIER.

Vietnam Veterans Against the War was the first veterans organization in the U.S. to actively oppose the war they fought in. In February 1971, they held the Winter Soldier Investigation at a Detroit hotel. They exposed war crimes, atrocities and the truth of the American invasion. The landmark documentary, "Winter Soldier" will be screened at Bryant-Lake Bowl theater, 810 W. Lake Street, Minneapolis on Tuesday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)

City Pages film critic, Rob Nelson, will introduce the film followed by Joe Johnson of Veterans for Peace.

Vietnam Veterans Against the War contact person and MN artist, Billy X. Curmano, will perform "Wagin' War" and be available for a post screening discussion. He's been involved with VVAW since 1969 and has participated in numerous actions.

VVAW is actively working to bring the troops home and support them as they return.







10. Phillip Warnell, FF Alumn, in London, England, TODAY

Endo-Ecto - Phillip Warnell

February 10, 3-8PM
Nash Room
ICA , The Mall, London SW1

Presented by The Arts Catalyst, devised by Phillip Warnell

Dr Simon Anderson & Phillip Warnell
Guest + Host = Ghost

The fascinating capsule endoscopy procedure is a completely new technology, for the first time enabling the photographing of the GI passage in its entirety.

In a two-part performative demonstration, artist Phillip Warnell will undergo a live capsule endoscopy medical procedure, integrating projected visual material from his project, Host, which makes use of raw material gathered in this way. In part one, and following a period of preparatory fasting, Warnell will ingest an untethered pill sized camera, which will embark on a fantastic voyage through the nine-metre gastro-intestinal tract. In part two, following a period of waiting whilst the capsule progresses via the bodies peristaltic, muscular contractions, the camera?s radio transmissions will be downloaded to a drive and viewed/interpreted by gastroenterologist Simon Anderson through a unique software interface.

Phillip Warnell is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is balanced between perception, event & documentation. Using the body as a sound or source image, it is distinguished by its attention: to detail, to technique, to humour, to scrutiny and to the complex relationship between live performance and the mediated image.


Simon Anderson is a consultant gastroenterologist at St Thomas Hospital, London

Booking essential, limited numbers. ?6.00, ?4.00
Tickets: 0207 930 3647 www.ica.org.uk

More information on the Arts Catalyst's programme:
0207 375 3690 www.artscatalyst.org


11. Vito Acconci, Richard Artschwager, Doug Beube, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Martha Rosler, Sharon Gilbert, FF Alumns at Center for Book Arts, opening Jan. 20

The Center for Book Arts invites you to attend the opening for The Only
Book, an exhibit that brings together a range of artworks and relevant
ephemera that allude to the coincidence of an increasingly technology-based
media environment with a new form of minimalism.

Friday, January 20, 2006, 6 to 8pm

Exhibit includes work by Vito Acconci, Manuel Acevedo, Richard Artschwager, 
Doug Beube, Robert Charlton, Anne Deleporte, Nicolás Dumit Estévez,Tara
Fracalossi, Sharon Gilbert, Pablo Helguera, Emily Jacir, Airan Kang, Anish
Kapoor, Reynard Loki, Nina Katchadourian, Olu Oguibe, Jenny Perlin, Martha
Rosler, and Robert The.

Organized by Sara Reisman, Guest Curator.

The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10001
(212) 481-0295


12. Mary Lum, FF Alumn, in Art Journal, and on an LA billboard.

Mary Lum has two projects currently on view. The first is a billboard, sponsored by Clockshop Inc., near the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax in Los Angeles. Clockshop, a non-profit media and art organization based in Los Angeles, invited four artists to respond to a series of photographs titled "Destruction of House #1 by Atom Blast, taken in 1953 in Yucca Flats, Nevada. The results are on view through the end of February 2006.  Lum's billboard will be on view from January 9, to February 8, 2006. More information, and images, can be found at www.clockshop.org.

The second project is an artist's multiple sponsored by the College Art Association's Art Journal, and can be viewed in the current issue of the Art Journal. This reader-assembled long strip of images and text is meant to be analogous to a fragment from an unknown film. It uses as its subject, found images from the newspaper and fragments of stage directions from plays, rearranged into an uninterrupted line.


13. Jana Haimsohn, FF Alumn, at Mabou Mines, Feb. 3-5, 7 pm

I’m doing 3 evenings of solo performances as part of the Mabou Mines Resident Artist Program
"Fiss It", "Little Ol' Brother Man Angel" and other stories,
vocalizations, movement, dance, rhythms...
Solo performance by Jana Haimsohn
Fri., Sat., Sun. Feb. 3, 4, 5th @ 7 PM Free admission
150 First Ave. @ 9th St. Reservations: 212-473-1991


14. Andre Stitt, FF Alumn, at The Drawing Center, Jan. 28, 4-7 pm

16.00 - 19.00 28th Jan. 2006

Action is Drawing: Acute Zonal Occult Outer
8th Jan. 18th Feb. 2006

The Drawing Room
at The Drawing Centre
Wooster St.
New York City

Curated by Fritz Welch "Acute Zonal Occult Outer," will be an evolving install-action from 8th January 2006 - 18th February 2006.

In a curatorial gambit by the The Drawing Center, artists will compose a single, rigorously collaborative art installation that Welch envisions as "a massive wall drawing/sculpture mash-up."

The amalgamation of the individual artists’ work will create a unified, if irregular, structure, and will transform the entire exhibition space. Under Welch’s guidance, the installation will act as both the origin of and the platform for performances by renowned or, as the case may be, notorious international artists who work in the fields of Neo-Actionism, Endurance, and Noise.

These are Andre Stitt, FF Alumn, (Northen Irish, lives in Cardiff, Wales), Alastair MacLennan, FF Alumn, (Scottish , lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland), Kim Jones FF Alumn, (American, lives in New York City), Crank Sturgeon (a.k.a. Matt Anderson) (American, lives in Portland, Maine), Rudolf Eb.Er (Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock) (Swiss, lives in Osaka, Japan), and Ryoga Katsuma (Japanese, lives in New York City, USA).

Through the exhibition¹s subject matter and forms, Welch hopes to create a multi-layered, subcutaneous formation on which the release of cathartic activity---without disclosing the source of the trauma---can pool, degrade, and stain. Working separately and sequentially, on different dates and for distinct lengths of time, the invited artists will be given free rein to modify the space in order to accommodate their various activities. By inviting them to participate in the exhibition, Welch is creating an impulsive and astute, anxious and persuasive relationship between live art-making and drawing.



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