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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
January 24, 2006

1. Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, at Boise State University, and online.
2. Karen Shaw, FF Alumn, at Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, opens Jan 28
3. Lucio Pozzi, FF Alumn, in Genova, Italy, Feb 16-Mar 19
4. China Blue, FF Alumn, at NurtureArt, opening Jan 20, 6-9 pm
5. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, at artcritical.com
6. Susan Share, FF Alumn, at Anchorage Museum, thru Mar 12
7. Robbin Ami Silverberg, FF Alumn, in Chicago, opening Jan 25, 4-6 pm
8. Eric Bogosian, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at Barnes & Noble, Chelsea, Jan 31, 7 pm
9. Mark Russell, FF Alumn, presents an international theater festival this weekend ONLY at The Public Theater
10. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Jan 22, 8pm-8am
11. National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, Scotland, Feb 8-12
12. Adrianne Wortzel, FF Alumn, on New York 1, Jan 23-24, 2006
13. Marie Sester, FF Future of the Present recipient 2005, at CalArts, Jan 29, 1-4 pm
14. Chrissie Iles, Klaus Kertess, Marcia Tucker, FF Alumns, at The New School, Jan 23

1. Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, at Boise State University, and online.

Potato sack art collected by FF alum Tom Trusky are on exhibit in Albertsons Library January-February at Boise State University, Boise, ID.  See http://library.boisestate.edu/special/potatoes.htm

Tom Trusky, Director
Hemingway Western Studies Center and
Professor of English
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725
(208) 426-1999 tel
(208) 426-4373 fax


2. Karen Shaw, FF Alumn, at Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, opens Jan 28

"Almost Art: Speculative gestures. Aspiration. Utopia."
Featuring Giancarlo Pagliasso, Carlos Ginzburg, Hamdi Attia, Tom Fruin, Kara Crews and Rudyard Snaggs, Shahram Entekhabi, Pascal Dombis, Karen Shaw, FF Alumn, Cesar Henao

Slought Foundation Exhibition | January 28 - March 25, 2006

Reception: Saturday, January 28, 2006 ; 6:30-8:30pm
Free admission (Reservation not required)

Curated by Osvaldo Romberg Slought Foundation, a non-profit organization rethinking contemporary art, is pleased to announce the exhibition "Almost Art," on display in the galleries from January 28-March 25, 2006. The public reception will take place on Saturday, January 28th, 2006 from 6:30-8:30pm, with all of the participating artists in attendance. This exhibition has been curated by Osvaldo Romberg, Senior Curator at Slought Foundation. The exhibition "Almost Art" samples work by a variety of international artists whose practices straddle the line between art and sociology, art and technology, and art and anthropology. The artists featured in this exhibition are each contributing to a new 'low-tech' sensibility which is at once ironic and interdisciplinary, and that resists lyrical or decorative tendencies.

Participating artists in this exhibition include Giancarlo Pagliasso (Italy), Carlos Ginzburg (Argentina and France), Hamdi Attia (Egypt), Tom Fruin (New York), Kara Crews and Rudyard Snaggs (Philadelphia), Shahram Entekhabi (Iran and Germany), Pascal Dombis (Paris), Karen Shaw (New York), FF Alumn, Cesar Henao (France).

Slought Foundation | New Futures for Contemporary Life
4017 Walnut Street, Philadelphia | Ph: 215.222.9050 | Wed-Sat 1-6pm
http://slought.org | Directions | Contact: Aaron Levy, Director ( alevy@slought.org)


3. Lucio Pozzi, FF Alumn, in Genova, Italy, Feb 16-Mar 19

"Lucio Pozzi - Paper Trail: works on paper 1951 - 2005" at the Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce in Genova, Italy (catalogue). February 16-March 19, 2006. A major survey of 260 works on paper by this veteran New York artist, curated by New York scholar Robert Knafo.


4. China Blue, FF Alumn, at NurtureArt, opening Jan 20, 6-9 pm

NURTUREart Non-Profit, Inc. presents
Once Upon a Time 1
January 20– March 5, 2006
Opening reception: Friday, January 20, 6-9 p.m.
January 3rd, 2006, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY – Once Upon a Time 1 is a multi-media group exhibition, curated by Stéphanie Jeanjean. In conjunction with the exhibition, NURTUREart will present an artist panel on Saturday, February 11th, 2006 moderated by curator Jeanjean.

"Once Upon a Time 1" includes light, sound, video, painting, wall drawing, and photography. Each piece functions both independently and as an installation component in conjunction with its surrounding artworks. The sound pieces, compiled for the exhibition in a soundtrack, play at random creating a variety of possible interactions with the visual scenarios. Once Upon a Time 1 challenges the viewer to explore his/her narrative imagination. It is less a concept for an exhibition than an exhibition in process with moments to create. Once Upon a Time 1 offers the opportunity of open-ended narrations for a visitor to discover and invent. The curator envisions Once Upon a Time 1 as the first in a series of future exhibits exploring this topic.

Featured artists are: Malin Abrahamsson, China Blue, FF Alumn, Jorge Calvo, Lisa Dahl, Mary Edwards, Jill Fehrenbacher, Isabelle Ferreira, Monika Goetz, Seung Jun Lee, Valentina Loi, Oliver Lyons, Arthur Marks, Kristine Marx, Moonching Wu, Marc Spilmont, KimSu Theiler (Gobolux) and Mariana Viegas.

Monika Goetz creates a breathing light piece, which is also the only light source of the exhibition. China Blue, Jorge Calvo, Mary Edwards, Oliver Lyons, and Marc Spilmont made the sound pieces and musical compositions of various rhythms, moods, and ambiances. Isabelle Ferreira, Valentina Loi, and Seung Jun Lee’s works are based on the notion of time and repetition, while Kim Su Theiler  (Gobolux) and Jill Feherenbacher’s pieces interrogate the notion of rhythm and non-places. Emphasizing the concept of the exhibition, works such as Kristine Marx and Moonching Wu’s are especially open in their meanings creating interstices for individual projections and personal narrations to occur. Arthur Marks and Mariana Viegas play with public spaces contrasting with the private sphere that Lisa Dahl and Malin Abrahamsson’s pieces explore.

Stéphanie Jeanjean is a Doctoral Applicant at the Graduate Center of CUNY and an Adjunct Professor of Art History at City College. Regularly Jeanjean writes on Contemporary art for French cultural magazines and newspapers, she has published articles in Art Press, Chronic’art, and Hors d’Oeuvre. In 2004, Jeanjean curated two solo exhibitions in Dijon, France of New-York based artist China Blue. In 2005, she presented a paper at the Annual CAA conference in Atlanta on “Societal Behavior Suggested by Artists from the 1950s to Today.”  Recently, the book she co-edited with Lionel Bovier, "Deux ou trois choses que je sais d'elle... Ecrits et entretiens 1966-2003," a collection of writings and interviews by Olivier Mosset, has been published by the MAMCO ( Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art), Geneva, Switzerland. In March 2006 Jeanjean will present the exhibition Archaeology of New York at Gallery Korea (Korean Cultural Service in New York) co-curated with Yunkyoung Kim.

Once Upon a Time 1 is a NURTUREart Emerging Curators' Program collaboration. Learn more about the Emerging Curators' Program at www.nurtureart.org

Location & Directions:
NURTUREart Gallery and Emerging Curators’ Resource Center:
475 Keap Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It is near the intersection of Union and Metropolitan Avenues, just steps from the L train Lorimer station or the G train Metropolitan Ave. station. The gallery is open to the public Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon
to 6 p.m., and by appointment. 718 782 7755.

NURTUREart is a New York State licensed, federally tax-exempt charitable fine art services organization founded in 1997 by George J. Robinson and run completely by volunteer professionals. Founded on the conviction that success in the visual arts is the result of collaboration not exclusion, NURTUREart is committed to nurturing emerging artists and curators through exposure, enrichment and opportunity. NURTUREart has mounted numerous exhibitions of its Registry Artists' and Curators' work, and presented a wide variety of enrichment events and Muse Fuse gatherings at its Williamsburg gallery and at host venues throughout the New York Metropolitan Area.  Visit www.nurtureart.org. The NURTUREart Gallery & Emerging Curators’ Resource Center is funded in part by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, Inc., Brooklyn Arts Council, and Leibowitz Foundation. NURTUREart appreciates their support.


Veronica Mijelshon, Gallery Director
veronica@nurtureart.org 718 782 7755
Stéphanie Jeanjean, Curator
stephjeanjean@yahoo.fr 917 291 2876


5. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, at artcritical.com


Please follow the link below to read my review of Judy Simonian's exhibition, Chronic Civilization, at Galeria Janet Kurnatowski in Brooklyn. It was just launched on the cover of www.artcritical.com. http://www.artcritical.com/garwood/DGSimonian.htm

I always enjoy the comments you share.
My Best,


6. Susan Share, FF Alumn, at Anchorage Museum, thru March 12

ATTACHMENTS, a solo exhibition of artwork by SUSAN JOY SHARE January 15 - March 12, 2006 at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Alaska

A large solo exhibition of artwork by Susan Joy Share opened at the Anchorage Museum of History in Alaska on Sunday. The 1800 sq. foot gallery contains over 45 multifaceted works by Share who invents books forms and creates performance apparel and fold-out sculpture. ATTACHMENTS includes a new body of work that builds on her 25-year exploration of the book as a surface for painting and collage and an object of movement sound and transformation, yet reaches outside of the book form. Dawnell Smith, arts writer for the Anchorage Daily News says, "With fanciful, meticulous grace, Share explores the kinetics of books."

Asia Freeman, artist and Director of Bunnell Gallery in Homer, AK, who wrote Share's catalog essay for the show says, "Like no artist I've ever seen, Susan Joy Share combines a multitude of techniques and media derived from bookbinding, sewing, painting, collage and sculpture. She creates exquisitely constructed kinetic forms, architectural spaces, remarkable costumes and experimental books that integrate visual depth, movement and sound. Share evokes places of wonder and surprise like an ancient library, an exotic bazaar, or Oskar Schlemmer's Bauhaus theater"......"Share defies categorization or genre classification and in book arts, has been an influential innovator," writes Freeman.

"She was the first to create books as props and apparel," cites Keith Smith, book artist and author. Referring to Zip-Off Fence, one of the larger and more complex pieces in the show, Smith says, "It is marvelously engineered and typical of Susan's novel and daring approach."

For a profile article about Share's exhibition, go to < www.ADN.com> then go to LIFE, then to ARTS. You may need to complete a free registration. Then scroll down to "SUSAN JOY SHARE...."

Share's artwork is included in collections at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive and the Arthur and Mata Jaffe Collection. She has exhibited and performed throughout the US and in England, Ireland, and Hungary.

Share has received grants from the Rasmuson Foundation Artist Fellowship Program, the Alaska State Council on the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Inc. She has also created work for Anchorage's Municipal 1% for Art Program.

For more information, contact Susan at SJShare@compuserve.com or 907-279-0109.


7. Robbin Ami Silverberg, FF Alumn, in Chicago, opening Jan 25, 4-6 pm

Robbin Ami Silverberg, FF Alumn, at Columbia College Gallery in Chicago, IL
With John Rissueew and Eric Avery in "Politics on Paper" Dates: 1/13 ­ 3/11,
2006. Opening, Friday 27th, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Center for book & Paper Arts
11104 S. Wabash Ave, 2nd floor

Rissueew is exhibiting prints dealing with land mines & their victims; Avery's work (paper portraits, books, and installation) focuses on HIV & worlds AIDS issues; Silverberg's work addresses "Women's Work" and is exhibiting 20 artist books and an installation called "Semper Tedium" that looks at 'the 2nd shift' and cross-cultural misogyny seen through proverbs from around the world.

Also, Robbin Ami Silverberg, FF Alumn, in “Missing Link: Art Meets Biomedicine” January 26 ­ March 24, 2006 Opening reception: 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, January 25 The Rubelle & Norman Schafler Gallery 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205 Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (closed February 20) 24 artists & scientists from Brooklyn, NY & Berlin, Germany


8. Eric Bogosian, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at Barnes & Noble, Chelsea, Jan 31, 7 pm

The Fales Library and the Grey Gallery at NYU invite you to a reading for

The Downtown Book: The New York Arts Scene 1974-1984

with Eric Bogosian, RoseLee Goldberg, Carlo McCormick, Michael Musto, Chi Chi Valenti, and Martha Wilson

Tuesday Jan. 31, 2006
Barnes and Noble—Chelsea
Sixth Avenue at 21st Street, NY

Marvin J. Taylor
Director, Fales Library and Special Collections
New York University
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
ph. 212.998.2596
fax. 212.995.3835

"Keep watch over absent meaning."
--Maurice Blanchot


9. Mark Russell, FF Alumn, presents an international theater festival this weekend ONLY at The Public Theater

Under the Radar 2006 (International Edition) January 19th through 23rd.

Kassy's in "Kommer" from the Netherlands
Superamas in "Big Episode #2" from France and Austria
Tim Crouch in "My Arm" from the UK
William Yang in "Shadows" from Australia
Cia dos Atores in "Rehearsal.Hamlet" from Brazil

Plus shows at St. Ann's Warehouse, New York Theatre Workshop, The Asia
Society, The Kitchen and Theatre Mitu.

Check the website http://www.publictheater.org/utr for the intimate

The Public Theater invites you to enjoy a special discount for Franklin Furnace Members!

$5 off tickets to UNDER THE RADAR 2006 (International Edition) Hosted by The Public Theater!
Featuring 14 performances by groups from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Colombia, France, The Netherlands, South Africa, South Asia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Under the Radar 2006 (International Edition) is a celebration of a world of theater: contemporary, independent, experimental, but most crucially - alive and immediate. This crash course in international theater features some of the world's most adventurous and provocative artists, many of them performing for the first time in New York and the U.S. Experience some of the best shows the world has to offer in this intensive five day festival.

Under the Radar is produced by Mark Russell.
Discount tickets available for just $20!
To purchase tickets by phone, call 212.947.8844 and mention the discount
To purchase tickets in person, bring this email to The Public Theater
Box Office at 425 Lafayette Street.
Box Office Hours: Sun-Mon 1-6PM, Tues-Sat, 1-7:30PM.
Phone and online orders are subject to regular service charges. This
offer is not valid on previously purchased tickets. Subject to

Under the Radar Public Pass: See the world for $60!
Six of fourteen performances will be held at The Public Theater, see
below for details!
Package includes:
* A ticket to all shows playing at The Public Theater
* $5 off the ticket price for all shows at other locations (please
book off-site tickets with individual theaters)
* admittance to the Opening Night Reception on January 19, food
and beverage included.
**Passes must be purchased in advance and are subject to availability.

To purchase a pass, call 212-260-2400.


10. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, in Bushwick, Brooklyn, Jan 22, 8pm-8am

Dear Friends,

This Sunday, Jan 22, 2006, 8 pm to 8 am:

Rachel Mason's Studio, 117  Grattan Street, Bushwick/Brooklyn.
Subway: Take the L to Morgan Ave.

I'll be showing a brand-new Wall Doll from the Wrapped Series.

Also, FULL TANK will be playing a super-short set around 10 pm!  We have been
working hard on our cd (attached see Gail's photo of Tired Tank!) and haven't
been able to do a gig... Many of you have been pestering us & requesting that
we play...now's your chance, babes.

There should be plenty of Germans floating around at this thing, so  you KNOW
it'll be fun. I hope to see you there. Bring booze.


Halona Hilbertz
Brian Wondergem
Colleen Asper
Fay Ray
Ethan Breckenridge
Marc Handleman
Chelsea Beck
Nancy DeHoll
Dave Hardy
Siebren Versteeg
Alex Singh
Uudam Nguyen
Ana Wolovick
Felisa Funes
Frank Benson
Xavier Cha
Morgan Croney
Dean Daderko
Ginger  Brooks-Takahashi
Michael Queenland
Ulrich Wulff + 15 others
Professor Winkler's Stipendium

FULL TANK at 10 pm!!!
The Perils
Eve Orenstein
Tom Texas Holmes
Slow Jams
Mirror  Mirror:
The Rachel Masons or The Presbyterians
Die Toten  Hosen


11. National Review of Live Art, Glasgow, Scotland, February 8-12

The National Review of Live Art, Tramway, Glasgow; 8-12 February, 2006


12. Adrianne Wortzel, FF Alumn, on New York 1, Jan 23-24, 2006

NY1 technology reporter Adam Balkin came to Adrianne Wortzel's studio to interview her for a segment about her online work Eliza Redux that will start airing on Monday, January 23, 6:20 p.m. It will be repeated every couple of hours through Tuesday morning and then again on the weekend.  Information will also be on NY1 website at http://www.ny1.com/ny1/Living/technology.jsp.  Eliza Redux is at http://elizaredux.org


13. Marie Sester, FF Future of the Present recipient 2005, at CalArts, Jan 29, 1-4 pm

http://www.ACCESSproject.net The Center for Integrated Media at The California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) invites you to the preview of two new works-in-progress by Marie Sester.

Sunday January 29, 2006, 1pm – 4pm, in the Black and White Film Studio

The two projects were supported by a residency in The Center for Integrated Media during the fall semester.

BE[AM] is a spatially interactive installation which displays visuals from a database of American pop culture and offers the visitors control of familiar iconic characters within our increasingly treacherous media environment.

Threatbox.us is a public space installation with web surveillance interface in which a movie frame attacks viewers in the space via a robotic video projector and computer vision tracking system.

CalArts is located 24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia , CA 91355-2397

The Black and White Studio is on the mezzanine, off of the main entrance. Take the stairs in the main lobby. Light refreshments will be served.

The Center for Integrated Media is an interdisciplinary and collaborative laboratory for combining art, science and technology. The center is a concentration of specialized classes, workshops and seminars designed to explore a variety of topics in computer programming, interactive systems, digital audio and video technologies, network topologies, robotics, gaming and the Internet.

With generous support from Steve Anker, Dean of the Film/video School.


14. Chrissie Iles, Klaus Kertess, Marcia Tucker, FF Alumns, at The New School, Jan 23

Artforum and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School are pleased to present

Curating the Biennial — an Artforum Roundtable
Monday, January 23, 6:30 PM
The New School
Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street
New York City
Admission: $10, free for Artforum subscribers and students with valid ID.

Chrissie Iles
Klaus Kertess
Louise Neri
Elisabeth Sussman
Marcia Tucker
and Philippe Vergne
Moderated by Tim Griffin, Artforum Magazine's Editor-in-Chief

The panel brings together present curators of the Whitney Biennial, along with several curators of previous biennials to discuss the difficulties inherent in realizing this quintessential group show and the firestorm that follows. Tickets may be purchased at the box office, or contact boxoffice@newschool.edu.

Carin Kuoni
Director, The Vera List Center for Art and Politics
The New School
66 West 12th Street, #903
New York, NY 10011


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