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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
January 27, 2006

1. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Fund for Performance Art recipient 2005, presents “For Art’s Sake,” Feb. 2, 2006, 10am-5 pm, plus Book Launch, Mar. 17
2. Paco Cao, FF Fund for Performance Art recipient 2006, update on the contest "Don't Touch the White Woman"
3. Marie Sester, FF Future of the Present 2005 recipient, at CalArts, Jan. 29, 1-4 pm
4. Art Spaces Archives Project panel discussion at CAA, Boston, Feb. 23
5. Adam Putnam at P.S. 1, Long Island City, Jan. 28, 2 pm
6. Brody Condon, FF Alumn, in the New York Times.
7. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at Brooklyn Arts Council, opening Jan. 28
8. John Baldessari, Andy Warhol, FF Alumns, at Kay Richards, LA, and online
9. Nora York, FF Alumn, on www.wps1.org
10. Mimi Smith, FF Alumn, at Kustera Tilton Gallery, thru Mar. 4
11. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn, at FusionArts, NY, opening Feb. 16
12. Ken Butler, FF Alumn, at the Lab, NY, Feb. 2-11
13. Barry Wallenstein, FF Alumn, at Europa Club, Brooklyn, Mar. 18
14. Suzanne Lacy, FF Alumn, at Arizona State Univ. Art Museum, Jan. 31
15. Andre Stitt, FF Alumn, at The Drawing Center, Jan. 28, 4-7 pm

1. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Fund for Performance Art recipient 2005, presents “For Art’s Sake,” Feb. 2, 2006, 10am-5 pm, plus Book Launch, March 17

For Art’s Sake:
by Nicolás Dumit Estévez
Spreading the Word through
Pilgrimage, Penance and Performance
presented by
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council & Franklin Furnace
Thursday February 2, 2006, 10 am-5 pm
Beginning at LMCC, 125 Maiden Lane, Manhattan
Ending: Jersey City Museum 350 Montgomery Street, Jersey City

The largest, most inclusive performance piece to date! Incorporating partners such as The City Museum, The Bronx Museum, El Museo del Barrio, The Studio Museum, and now LOWER MANHATTAN CULTURAL COUNCIL (LMCC) and Franklin Furnace.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Franklin Furnace present interdisciplinary artist, Nicolás Dumit Estévez’s two-year performance series For Art’s Sake. Several torturous pilgrimages enacted by Estévez were conceived as a part of the LMCC/Workspace: 120 Broadway Residency Program and the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art.

UPCOMING PILGRIMAGE – Thursday, February 2:

For Art’s Sake: Spreading the word with RoseLee Goldberg’s Book Under my Arm

Estévez walks from LMCC to the Jersey City Museum, stopping at educational/cultural sites in the Garden State; including an all-boy’s Catholic School to introduce the subject of performance art and to give a brief slide presentation on three previous journeys.

This time Estévez wears an Yves Klein blue chasuble and carries a soft cover edition of Goldberg´s Performance Art: from Futurism to From the Present under his arm. The pilgrimage concludes at the Museum with Marion Grzesiak, Executive Director, recording her signature in the passport, followed by a slide account of previous journeys. Departing blessing performed by Curator Sara Reisman.

For Art’s Sake is a series of pilgrimages that reverse the relationship between art and religion, modeling his piece after the Catholic El Camino de Compostela in Spain, where devotees travel to the tomb of St James. In this project, religion becomes a tool in the service of art as the artist endures journeys that begin in Lower Manhattan and conclude at seven museums. Upon completion of each penance, a passport credential is signed by the director of each institution or by an appointed official.


BOOK LAUNCH — Friday, March 17

A component of Estevez’ project consists of a handmade devotional guide created at the Center for Book Arts in collaboration with artists Ana Cordeiro and Amber McMillan. The guide will be on exhibition as part as The Only Book, curated by Sara Reisman at the Center for Book Arts, January 20 - April 1, 2006.


2. Paco Cao, FF Fund for Performance Art recipient 2006, update on the contest "Don't Touch the White Woman"

Dear friends and friends of friends:

"Don´t Touch the White Woman" Contest, which officially ends on February 11, 2006, Update:

The contest has two different categories: the best entry and the best portrait. Now we are giving the preliminary results for the winner of the best portrait. We cannot give preliminary results for the best entry because we have to consider all the forms.

Thank you for your time. Enjoy the contest.

Date: January 25, 2006

Total number of forms: 251
26 contestants didn't vote to select the best portrait.
Total number of computable forms: 225

1st Position : GPS II / 13%
2nd Position : GPS VIII / 11%
3rd Position : GPS IV / 10%

To view these portraits online, please visit:

For a press release and other information about this project please visit: http://www.franklinfurnace.org/grants/artists_updates/cao_paco/cao_paco.html


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

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.


4. Art Spaces Archives Project panel discussion at CAA, Boston, Feb. 23

Art Spaces Archives Project [AS-AP]
Announces a Panel Discussion
"Activist Arts Organizations of the 1970s and 1980s:
Research Opportunities for Scholars"
to be held at the
College Art Association's 94th Annual Conference
Hynes Convention Center, Plaza Level, Room 112
Boston, Massachusetts
February 23, 2006, 5:30 to 7:00 PM

The Art Spaces Archives Project [AS-AP] is pleased to announce a panel discussion entitled "Activist Arts Organizations of the 1970s and 1980s: Research Opportunities for Scholars," to be held at the College Art Association's 94th Annual Conference on February 23, 2006, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM in Boston at the Hynes Convention Center, Plaza Level, Room 112.

The panel will feature Linda Frye Burnham, Dr. Margo Machida, and Steven Englander. Moderating the panel will be David Platzker, the Project Director of AS-AP, a non-profit initiative founded in 2003 to assess and survey the state of the archives of art spaces throughout the United States.

The presenters will investigate the history of three formative organizations: High Performance Magazine, Godzilla: The Asian American Art Network, and ABC No Rio, and discuss what each of these organizations prompted, how they interacted within a community, how they co-existed, melded into, or changed a broader constituency. Additionally, the panel will discuss the role their archival materials play in telegraphing, or revealing, underlying historic information about these organizations and the state of these archives.

The goal of the panel is two fold: first to encourage emerging scholars to engage with the avant-garde / alternative organizations of the period, and secondly to highlight three selected organizations and to pair an emerging scholar with each. Ultimately, each scholar will conduct research using an organization's physical archival materials; perform oral histories with founders of the organization, and publish, on AS-AP's website, the conclusion of the research and oral histories.

In Spring 2006, AS-AP will invite proposals from emerging scholars to conduct the research with High Performance, Godzilla, and ABC No Rio. The three chosen individuals will conduct on-site work in 2007 with the edited oral history to be published by the close of that year. Each AS-AP Scholar will be provided with a $2,500 stipend as well as costs associated with travel, editing and publishing of the work.

AS-AP is using the panel as a template for emerging scholars to engage with the rich history of the avant-garde / alternative arts movement. Central to this investigation is the utilization of archival materials; the identification and preservation of which is fundamental to AS-AP's mission.

Linda Frye Burnham will reflect on the history of High Performance magazine (1978-1998) and the changes it tracked in the alternative arts movement during those years. High Performance followed the cutting edge from performance art through feminism, multiculturalism, activism and community-based art. High Performance was also closely engaged in the so-called Culture Wars of the early 1990s. After the demise of High Performance, Burnham and her co-editor, Steven Durland, wrote about these changes in The Citizen Artist: 20 Years of Art in the Public Arena (New York: Critical Press, 1998), and they have carried on their investigations at the Community Arts Network on the Web: www.communityarts.net. A traveling exhibition about the first five years of High Performance -- along with an award-winning essay in College Art Association's Art Journal -- were created by historian Jenni Sorkin in 2003 [Art Journal, vol. 62, no. 2 (Summer 2003), pp. 36-51. High Performance's archive resides at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles.

Margo Machida will discuss the formative years of Godzilla: The Asian American Art Network, from her perspective as a co-founder of this collectively-run group of New York City-based artists, writers, and curators. She will examine the period in which it arose, and what distinguishes Godzilla from groups that emerged in the context of 1970s Asian American arts activism. Founded in 1990 and active for over a decade, Godzilla was conceived as a pan-ethnic, cross-disciplinary, and multigenerational forum aimed at fomenting a wide-ranging dialogue in Asian American visual art. Over its "lifetime" it sponsored art exhibitions, public symposia, and open slide viewings for new artists; published a newsletter that featured emerging critical writing and news from artists across the country; and also served as a platform for arts advocacy. Godzilla's archive is housed at New York University's Fales Library, www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/fales/

Steven Englander will discuss the history of the Lower East Side arts center ABC No Rio founded on New Year's Day, 1980, in New York City. He'll address the changes the organization has undergone over the years, and how the spirit and values that animated its early days continue to inform No Rio as its facilities, projects and programs have expanded and evolved. Since its founding No Rio has been host to a wide range of artistic expression dealing with war, homelessness, drugs, punk rock, performance art, spoken word and poetry, sex, violence, and the politics of housing and real estate, among much else.

About Art Spaces Archives Project
Art Spaces Archives Project [AS-AP] is a non-profit initiative founded by a consortium of alternative art organizations, including Bomb Magazine, College Art Association, Franklin Furnace Archive, New York State Council on the Arts [NYSCA], New York State Artist Workspace Consortium, and The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, with a mandate to help preserve, present, and protect the archival heritage of living and defunct for- and not-for-profit spaces of the "alternative" or "avant-garde" movement of the 1950s to the present throughout the United States.

With funding provided by NYSCA, The National Endowment for the Arts, and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, AS-AP has a mandate to begin the documenting process by rooting out both a national index of the avant-garde -- assessing the needs for archiving and preservation -- and helping to establish universal standards for archiving the avant-garde.

AS-AP's belief is beyond simply identifying the whereabouts of centers of activity. There is an underlying need to assess, catalogue, and preserve important formative materials for study by historians with a critical distance from the creation of the material itself.

AS-AP's website -- www.as-ap.org -- is a virtual resource and finding aid for locating the places and spaces of alternative and avant-garde activity. A central location for information pertaining to reservoirs of archives, tools to assist in archiving, and other aids for scholars interested in the alternative or avant-garde movement in the United States as well as for the locations of activity themselves.

About the Panelists

Linda Frye Burnham is a writer who founded High Performance in 1978 in Los Angeles and served as its editor through 1985 and its co-editor 1995-1998. She holds an MFA in Writing from University of California at Irvine. Burnham also co-founded the 18th Street Arts Complex and Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, California; Art in the Public Interest in Saxapahaw, North Carolina; and the Community Arts Network on the World Wide Web. She has served as a staff writer for Artforum, contributing editor for The Drama Review and arts editor for the Independent Weekly of North Carolina. High Performance's website is: www.apionline.org/hp.html

Margo Machida is an educator, independent curator, researcher, and writer specializing in Asian American art and visual culture. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies, and has a joint appointment in Art History and Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut. Most recently she co-edited a major anthology of new critical writing entitled Fresh Talk / Daring Gazes: Conversations on Asian American Art ( University of California Press, 2003). Dr. Machida has recently completed a book for Duke University Press, Art, Asian America, and the Social Imaginary: A Poetics of Positionality.

Beginning in 1995 Steven Englander has led the campaign to resist New York City's effort to evict ABC No Rio. Using the courts, public and political support, and finally direct action, the eviction was prevented, and the City, surprisingly, then offered the building to ABC No Rio for acquisition and renovation. Englander was hired as Director in 1999, and has overseen No Rio's transformation from storefront gallery / performance space to arts center with four floors of resources and facilities for area artists and activists. No Rio anticipates taking title to the building this winter, and renovation construction is expected to begin towards the end of 2006. ABC No Rio's website is www.abcnorio.org

David Platzker is the Project Director of Art Spaces Archives Project. From 1998 through 2004 he was the Executive Director of the non-profit institution Printed Matter, Inc. He is also the co-author, and co-curator -- with Elizabeth Wyckoff -- of Hard Pressed: 600 Years of Prints and Process (New York: International Print Center New York & Hudson Hills Press, 2000); and -- with Richard H. Axsom -- the book and exhibition entitled Printed Stuff: Prints, Posters, and Ephemera by Claes Oldenburg: A Catalogue Raisonné 1958-1996 (Madison, Wisconsin: Madison Art Center & New York: Hudson Hills Press, 1997), which was awarded the George Wittenborn Award for Best Art Publication of 1997 by the Art Libraries Society of North America. Platzker is also the president of Specific Object, an on-line arts bookstore.

For additional information regarding the panel or AS-AP please contact David Platzker at david@as-ap.org or at (212) 330-7688.

For additional information regarding the College Art Association's 2006 Annual Conference please visit CAA's website: http://conference.collegeart.org/2006/


5. Adam Putnam at P.S. 1, Long Island City, Jan. 28, 2 pm

Hello all,
I'm giving a talk next Saturday, the 28th over at PS 1. All the information is below, I hope some of you can come, it will be nice to see some friendly faces.
Adam Putnam

Black & Blue: Steven Parrino & Yves Klein
Saturday, January 28, 2:00 p.m.
In conjunction with The Painted World, artist Adam Putnam presents "Black & Blue," a multimedia lecture on Steven Parrino and Yves Klein. Through screenings, slides, and readings, Putnam explores a series of shared ideas and coincidences in the lives and work of the two artists, not the least of which being the notion of the void. Parrino's showing in The Painted World is the artist's first in New York since his sudden death in January 2005.  Introduced by Bob Nickas.
Free with museum admission.
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave in Long Island City, 11101.


6. Brody Condon, FF Alumn, in the New York Times.

January 21, 2006
Last Chance

Turning Games Into a New Kind of Art


The collage technique that helped ignite 20th-century modernism has mutated through photomontage, found objects, assemblage and appropriation. A recent manifestation, endemic to the expanding field of digital art, is hacking, and video games and their offshoots are ripe for the picking.

That, at least, is the feeling conveyed by "Breaking and Entering: Art and the Video Game" at PaceWildenstein in Chelsea, a sampling of work by four artists and three collectives organized by Patricia K. Hughes, an assistant curator at the gallery. The diversity of their efforts is impressive; less impressive, and unsurprising, is the frequent focus on violence.

There are exceptions, like Paper Rad's psychedelic music video loop, which manipulates video-game figures, called sprites, and other bits of animation, called gifs, that can easily be downloaded from online catalogs to gaudy, immersive effect. Also relatively peaceful is Brody Condon's "KarmaPhysics< the in are Vitalone. Matt teenager, a by built was site, avatar an from downloaded figure, Elvis The Unreal. game shooter victims of throes death actually motions These appropriately. gyrating occasionally space, pink through tumble Presleys multiple which>

Jodi, a veteran digital art team consisting of Joan Heemskerk, a Dutch artist, and Dirk Paesmans, who is Belgian, has conflated the cheats - hidden moments of static or extreme distortion that players can't see in normal play - from the popular game Max Payne. Their four-channel DVD installation further distorts the images by projecting them into the corners of intersecting walls, creating scarily careering blends of abstraction, horror and spatial confusion.

Eddo Stern's "Deathstar" recycles online cartoon fantasies of torturing Osama bin Laden into blurry close-ups that start out weirdly sacred, like a Gothic Crucifixion, and end up antic and profane. In a sweeping multiscreen work, Cory Arcangel juxtaposes a Russian MIG in steep climb with the peacefulness of his well-known Super Mario clouds. He also includes a ready-made: Bomb Iraq, a simple homemade game that he found on a secondhand computer.

Violence is even more specific in Jon Haddock's digital prints. Most of them reimagine emblematic moments - the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.; the murder of Matthew Shepard - as scenes in a video game, suggesting the possibility of a different outcome.

"How to Play Warcraft," by the open collective Radical Software Group, is a series of small, flat-footed projections reminiscent of old-school Conceptual Art. They show a mundane close-up of a hand operating a mouse, accompanied by the spelled-out commands activated by the clicks: "Kill Defias Pirate," for example. You could say the work portrays the banality of digital evil.

The exhibition could have been less stereotypically masculine, but it still provides a heady view of art moving into new territory on several fronts at once.

"Breaking and Entering: Art and the Video Game" continues through Jan. 28 at PaceWildenstein, 545 West 22nd Street, Chelsea; (212) 989-4263.


7. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at Brooklyn Arts Council, opening Jan. 28

BAC Gallery proudly announces Making Your Mark: On Paper, a group exhibition of twenty-two artists from January 28 through April 21, 2006. Join BAC on Saturday, January 28, 2006 for an opportunity to Meet the Artists from 4:00 – 6:00 PM.
Brooklyn based artists, Phil Benet, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Jonathan Gall, Anne Gilman, Scott Henstrand, Colleen Ho, Greg Hopkins, Yoshiko Kanai, Jill Magi, Walter Markham, Linda Marston-Reid, Karen McKendrick, Felicia Megginson, Sarah Nicholls, Mia Pearlman, Christopher Rose, Donna Ruff, Ella Smolarz, Amy Tamayo, Alejandra Villasmil, Christopher Walsh, Jeffery Welch and Rachael Wren create unique works on paper utilizing a variety of mark making techniques and subject matter.
BAC Gallery is located at 55 Washington Street, Suite 218 (between Front and Water Streets.) Regular gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Contact co-curator Courtney Wendroff (cwendroff@brooklynartscouncil.org) by phone, fax or e-mail for further information including artist resumes, bios and images.

Founded in 1966, the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC) is a service organization dedicated to helping artists, arts organizations and community groups promote and sustain the arts. Major areas of service include BAC’s Community Arts Regrant Program, Professional Development Seminars for the Arts, Arts in Education, BAC Folk Arts, the Printmaker’s Portfolio Project and the BAC International Film and Video Festival.

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8. John Baldessari, Andy Warhol, FF Alumns, at Kay Richards, LA, and online

Our current exhibition is now viewable online:

Ikon Ltd.
Kay Richards
2525 Michigan Ave., Suite G4
Santa Monica, CA 90404
PH:  (310) 828-6629
FX:  (310) 828-4041


9. Nora York, FF Alumn, on www.wps1.org

Nora York announcing the first stage of her BRAND NEW project --
Featuring Sargeant Clayton Paulding.
Beginning January 23rd ( part ONE)-- playing all week and then in archive! on www.wps1.org
LOVE CRAZY (The name of my radio show)
If you have broadband < you can tune in anytime and click on LOVE CRAZY listen!!!

Wps1 and Nora York present this very special two part "web cast”
This two part series, asks ³ What the heck is going on over there in IRAQ With these two programs -- we begin to get an idea. I asked my guest Sergeant Clayton Paulding to put together some of the music that his “band of brothers” listened to while serving in the army infantry in Iraq. The resultant mix is a collage of memory and conversation about the lives of the 1st Platoon, Charlie Company, 1 st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment,  3rd squad on the ground in the SUNNI triangle in Iraq from August 2004-through August 2005.

To quote Sargeant Clayton Paulding--
”Music was one of the main things that helped keep us sane over there. We listened to it mainly while on guard duty (guarding the perimeter of our camp) or while waiting around in our vehicles. Each Humvee had a small pair of speakers (the kind powered by AA batteries). The iPod was very popular with the soldiers, almost everyone had one. The music I picked [for LOVE CRAZY] was stuff that we all listened to and basically agreed on.

AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" was one of the theme songs of the year. Our unit’s main mission was to secure and patrol Highway 10, which connects Ramadi, Fallujah and Baghdad. Almost all of the fighting we did took place on this highway. Hence, we really had our own "Highway to Hell". "Hate It or Love It" (the Game and 50 Cent) was basically our squad's (3rd squad) theme song for the year.

The Bouncing Souls were my roommate and my favorites. Before every raid, we would blast the Bouncing Souls in our room as we cleaned our weapons and checked all of our equipment. This was usually at about 2 am, since almost all raids took place before the sun came up. I included System of A Down for our unit's mechanics. System Of A Down was their favorite, and was always playing loudly in the motor pool, where they were constantly busy repairing our broken down or destroyed vehicles. The Bouncing Souls are the band that I associate most closely with my time in Iraq. Listening to them would always pump me up before we went and kicked in some doors.”

Tune in for this musical conversation < on
wps1.org --- the only ART RADIO!

LATER this spring < this will become a live musical DJ adventure!  Stay
tuned for details....


10. Mimi Smith, FF Alumn, at Kustera Tilton Gallery, thru Mar. 4

Mimi Smith, FF Alumn, is having an exhibition "Drawings from the 60's to the Present" through March 4th at:

Kustera Tilton Gallery
520 West 21st St.
NYC, NY 10011


11. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn, at FusionArts, NY, opening Feb. 16

The Year of The Dog - New Installation and performance
Preview of work starts Wednesday, January 1 (video)
Opening: Thursday, February 16, 7 - 10 PM ,
Performance at 9 PM
FusionArts Museum, 57 Stanton Street, New York, NY 10012, (212) 995 5290

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


12. Ken Butler, FF Alumn, at the Lab, NY, Feb. 2-11

Friends--hope to see you there

"Speaking in Strings"
Ken Butler and Kurt Coble
Feb 2nd - Feb 11, 2006
Opening Reception: Friday Feb. 3rd, 630-9PM  (with short performances)
Preview Dinner: Feb. 1, 7pm

The artist/musicians challenge the definitions of musical art and instruments with a provocative and animated dialogue between "hybrid" instrument sculptures and an automated "robotic jukebox" of strings and percussion. Function and form collide and transform in a charged audio-visual environment of hyperactive hardware.

501 Lexington Ave. at 47th
New York, NY. 10017


13. Barry Wallenstein, FF Alumn, at Europa Club, Brooklyn, Mar. 18

Art Nights
an artistic evening series dedicated to painting, sculpture, music, dance, poetry and new artistic trends

Evening of Poetry & Music
Poet Barry Wallenstein
“Barry Wallenstein is a veteran poet who marries words and jazz.... He delivers his verse with the rhythmic verve and sensitivity of a master improviser. His accompanists respond in kind.”
—Jon Spayde, Utne Reader

John Hicks - Piano
Special Guest: Poet Anna Frajlich
An author of 11 books of poetry, last four published in Poland following the political changes there. Frajlich teaches Polish language and literature at Columbia University. She will read her poetry in Polish.
[Concert Accompanied by Art Exhibition]
Saturday, March 18 th, 2006 at 7:30pm
Admission: $10 includes participation in a raffle / FREE till 8pm for students with valid ID
Location: Europa Club , 98-104 Meserole Ave. (corner of Manhattan Ave.) in Greenpoint, Brooklyn 11222
This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The NY State Council on the Arts.

“Barry Wallenstein is a veteran poet who marries words and jazz.... He delivers his verse with the rhythmic verve and sensitivity of a master improviser. His
accompanists respond in kind.”
—Jon Spayde, Utne Reader

“Wallenstein has been an underground commodity for more than two decades.”
Chicago Citizen

John Hicks, reluctantly dragged to New York in 1963 by Miles Davis and Clark Terry, has been constantly in demand ever since. He played with Art Blakey, Betty Carter, and Woody Herman, then began leading and touring with his own bands. John has worked with Barry on his last three albums. Their previous collaboration, “Tony's Blues” was called “a masterwork of exquisite music matched with sometimes touching and bewildering poetry.... Right on target.”

Barry Wallenstein has written five books of poetry and made five recordings; his work has appeared in more than 100 magazines. Rain Taxi called his last collection of poems “sly, wry, ironic, pitch-perfect for off-rhymes.” He's toured the US, Europe, and Africa, reading with jazz musicians. Barry teaches creative writing and literature at City College of New York, where he directs the Poetry Outreach Center.


14. Suzanne Lacy, FF Alumn, at Arizona State Univ. Art Museum, Jan. 31

Arizona State University Art Museum
Tempe, Arizona
< http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu>

Lecture by Suzanne Lacy
Tuesday, January 31 at 7:30
ASU Art Museum - Top Gallery

Suzanne Lacy is an internationally known artist whose work includes installations, video, and large-scale performances on social themes and urban issues. One of her best-known works to date is The Crystal Quilt  ( Minneapolis, 1987) < http://www.suzannelacy.com/1980swhisper_minnesota.htm> a performance with 430 older women, broadcast live on Public Television. During the nineties she worked with teams of artists and youth to create an ambitious series of performances, workshops, and installations on youth and public policy, documented by videos, local and national news broadcasts, and an NBC program. Her work has been funded through numerous local and national foundations, including the National Endowment for the Arts and The Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Surdna, and Nathan Cummings Foundations.

Also known for her writing, Lacy edited the influential Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art, published in 1995 by Bay Press, a book that prefigures current writing on politically relevant performance art. She has published over 60 articles on public art.

Lacy is the Chair of Fine Arts at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. From 1987-97 she was Dean of the School of Fine Arts at the California College of Arts, and in 1998 she became Founding Director of the Center for Art and Public Life. In 1996-7 she co-founded the Visual and Public Art Institute at California State University at Monterey Bay with artist Judith Baca.

This lecture is organized by the School of Art, ASU Art Museum and Intermedia Department.

We look forward to having you join us!

Take care and all the best,

Arizona State University Art Museum
Tenth Street and Mill Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85287-2911
t. 480.965.2787
f. 480.965.5254
e. asuartmuseum@asu.edu
w. http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu/home.html


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

ANDRE STITT @ The Drawing Center saturday 4-7pm
"ART IS NOT A MIRROR, ITS A FUCKING HAMMER!" saturday january 28th 4-7pm
Andre Stitt will create a performance akshun within the exhibition
ACCUTE ZONAL OCCULT OUTER @ The Drawing Center's Drawing Room, 40 Wooster street in Soho. The Cardiff Wales based Northern Irish artist most well known for both ultrapsychotic and community based actionism will add to the pre-existing installation with drawings, debris and psychic traces.

Acute Zonal Occult Outer
Selections Winter 2006

Fritz Welch with Elena Beelaerts and Jovi Schnell Create a Collaborative Drawing Installation as a Platform for Action by Six Artists

Featuring actions by Kim Jones, Ryoga Katsuma, and Crank Sturgeon

Acute Zonal Occult Outer will bring together drawing, sculpture, action, endurance, and sound art through an amalgamation of installation and performance works by nine artists from around the world.

As part of a multi-year collaboration, Fritz Welch ( New York) with Elena Beelaerts ( Amsterdam) and Jovi Schnell ( San Francisco) will take over the Drawing Room
with a large-scale installation and wall drawing that will grow and creep throughout
the space. The three artists will then cede control of the exhibition to six action artists who will adopt the installation as a platform for their individual performances and interventions.

Andre Stitt: Saturday, January 28, 4 - 7 pm
Kim Jones & Derek Bernel: Tuesday, January 31, 6 - 8 pm
Rudolf Eb.er

Tuesday - Friday, 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm

The Drawing Center
35 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013


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