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Franklin Furnace's Goings On
April 18, 2006

1. Jon Hendricks, FF Alumn, announces Whitney Museum website, www.peacetower.org
2. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, in Woodstock, NY, april 23
3. Eugene Rodriguez, FF Alumn, at Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa, thru May 21
4. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, at Philoctetes Center, NY, reception April 22, 5:30-7 pm
5. Galinsky, FF Alumn, in LA, April 19, 8 pm
6. Alva Rogers, FF Alumn, at Womens Playwrights Festival, Seattle, April 23, 2 pm
7. Christopher Hewitt, FF Member, releases liveartwork DVD, and more.
8. Yuliya Lanina, FF Member, announces group shows for April, May, and more.
9. Marjorie Kouns, online auction at www.benefitevents.com thru April 20, and more
10. Carlyle Reedy, FF Alumn, at MuseumMan, Liverpool, April 22, 7 pm
11. James Johnson, FF Member, online at www.discopie.com
12. Colette, FF Alumn, at Pablo’s Birthday Gallery, NY, opening April 22
13. Fiona Templeton, FF Alumn, at 15 Nassau Street, NY, April 25-26, 8 pm
14. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, at CB13 Gallery, April 29, 10 pm
15. G. H. Hovagimyan, FF Alumn, on IFC.com
16. Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn , in Istanbul, Turkey, April 28-30
17. Martha Rosler, FF Alumn, new book released by Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University Press
18. Michael Kasper, FF Alumn, at Printed Matter, May 6, 5-7 pm
19. Nao Bustamante, Patty Chang, Kristine Styles, FF Alumns, at The Getty Center, April 19 & 26

1. Jon Hendricks, FF Alumn, announces Whitney Museum website, www.peacetower.org

Great News! The Whitney Museum of American Art has created a website www.peacetower.org, where visitors can sign a Petition for Peace, join the Visual Petition for Peace and view the Virtual Peace Tower

Here are directions for accessing the On-line Peace Tower website and for adding your own artworks to the website.

Once there you can:
a. Sign the Petition for Peace
b. Join the Visual Petition for Peace
c. See the online Peace Tower
d. Get information about the Peace Tower from the Whitney website.

To add your own artwork to the Online Peace Tower:
Click on the phrase “Visual Petition for Peace”
Read the “Artist's Call”
At the bottom of the “Artist's Call” you will see two buttons, “Choose File” and “Submit Image” as well as “Image size and Format” information.

Make sure that your image is of the size and format specified:
Size: 72 dpi, less than 600 x 600 dpi, and less than 1 MB.
Type: Jpg, Tiff, Gif, Png
Click on the button “Choose file”. A window will appear that shows you all of the files on your computer.
Select the file that you want and select “Choose”.  Your file will   appear next to the button.
Click on the button “Submit Image”

Join us! Sign the Visual Petition for Peace and add your artwork to the Virtual Peace Tower!

Together we can do it.


Jon Hendricks
Irving Petlin


2. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, in Woodstock, NY, april 23

Roberta Allen is having a PLAYFUL WRITER INTENSIVE Workshop in Woodstock, New York on Sunday April 23rd from 12 - 5 PM. The cost is $90. The workshop will benefit anyone who has ever wanted to write, who has a work-in-progress, or a work to complete.

"By the end of the Intensive, I couldn't believe the power in my pen and the range of material I had covered!" - Diana McCourt, NY NY

“Before I found Roberta, I spent years accumulating drawers full of scribbled pages with no cohesive work in sight. Now I find myself revising my memoir and LOVING every minute of it."
Ann Capozzoli, Woodstock, New York

"Roberta is a gifted teacher. With her help, I started writing--and writing well--after not having written for years. Her energy method really works!" -Barbara Pokras, Saugerties, NY

Roberta Allen is the author of eight books, including the writing guide, THE PLAYFUL WAY TO SERIOUS WRITING. She teaches at The New School. She runsprivate workshops in Chelsea and in Woodstock.
For more information, call 845 679-8239, email roall@aol.com. Visit www.robertaallen.com


3. Eugene Rodriguez, FF Alumn, at Karsh-Masson Gallery, Ottawa, thru May 21

Without A Passport
thru May 21, 2006
Karsh-Masson Gallery
Ottawa, Canada
Curated by Maureen Korp, PhD.

To be without a passport or to have the wrong kind of documentation, be it too much or not enough is to be unsafe. To be without a passpott is to lack the state's assurance you are who you are. To be without a passport is to be unable to travel, to flee , to escape. The incorrectly or insufficiently documented live in a state of being, a state layered with possibilities -not any of them good.

"The New Rome" by Eugene Rodriguez is beautiful. From a distance, the work gleams richly. Its fold of silk organza are soft, their embroidery finely worked. The robes are floating on air. How lovely. Draw nearer. It becomes apparent the artist has locked the fabrics into place upon a support of metal, an armature. Look again. Now the viewer can see the embroidery fixes Exacto blades onto the silk. Beautiful and horrifyingly dangerous. Rodriguez has added a tri-lingual warning (French, English, Spanish): "No Barbarians Allowed." War or Peace? What image shall the state present to the rest of the world?


4. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, at Philoctetes Center, NY, reception April 22, 5:30-7 pm

Objects in Mind: works by Hallie Cohen, Eleana Sisto, Robin Tewes
April 1-June 10, 2006
Reception Saturday, April 22, 5:30-7PM
The Philoctetes Center
for the Multidisplinary Study of Imagination
at the New York Psychoanalytic Institute
47 East 82nd street, NY , NY 1002
works may be viewed Thurs, Fir 12noon-5PM or by appt. call 646-422-0544

The Philoctetes Center presents the second in a series of exhibitions related to its roundtable dialogues on creativity and the imaginative process. Employing images of domestic objects, childhood belongings, and evocative spaces, each artist's work calls to mind aspects of the interior world that comprise the palette of the psychoanalytic endeavor. A series of roundtables marking the 150th anniversary of Freud's birth and addressing the current and future significance of psychoanalysis runs concurrently. The exhibition may be viewed Tuesdays from 9:30 to 4:30, Thursdays and Fridays 12 noon to 5:00pm, and by appointment. Please call 646.422.0544 or email info@philoctetes.org to make arrangements. Exhibition curated by Rebecca Allan and Hallie Cohen.


5. Galinsky, FF Alumn, in LA, April 19, 8 pm

FF Alumn Galinsky in LA CA doing Manhattan Monologue Slam
Los Angeles- Wednesday April 19th, Doors 8pm Curtain at 8:30pm -Free-
Judges: Bill Barminski (Artist), Illeana Douglas (Actor Cape Fear), Brent
Morley (Talent Agent Endeavor), Debra Wilson ("Scary Movie 4", Mad TV), and
-Cast: LA MMSLAM CHAMP Pennel Bird with Ann Randolph, Taji Coleman, Bethany
Pagliolo, Sarah Scott, Jeff Parise and 30 Second Slam Winner Joe Smith.


6. Alva Rogers, FF Alumn, at Womens Playwrights Festival, Seattle, April 23, 2 pm

New Work in Seattle

Women Playwrights Festival 2006
Produced by Hedgebrook and
Seattle Repertory Theatre

Sunday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m.
scooping the darkness empty
by Alva Rogers
Directed by Allison Narver

A young woman grieves her mother's death by breeding roses. Upon receiving the bequest of a box of rose plants, the distraught young woman seeks solace in an untended garden on Houston Street. Under moonlight and stars, she encounters a plaque to Fred Rosensteil, the son of Dutch Jews who perished in the Holocaust, who sublimated his grief into guerilla gardening that spanned three decades. The play is a magical journey scooping into the dirt of New York City to discover history and scooping out her own heart.


7. Christopher Hewitt, FF Member, releases liveartwork DVD, and more

liveartwork DVD issue 2, April 2006 Now Released!

April sees the release of the second issue of liveartwork DVD, a unique publication which showcases contemporary, international performance art work. With a new issue published every three months, liveartwork DVD aims to present an overview of contemporary performance art practice to an international audience.

The second issue features seven diverse artists, ranging from Boris Niesloney, who for over 20 years has been a key figure in European performance art, to These Horses, an emerging performance theatre group working in London and Berlin. Russian artist Alexei Shulgin performs alongside a 386 DX PC computer in the first ever cyberpunk rock band and The Valie Export Society make playful recreations of Export's seminal early works.

Issue 2, features work by Joshua Sofaer (UK), Boris Nieslony ( Germany), Alexei Shulgin ( Russia), Grace Surman (UK), Kate McIntosh (New Zealand/Belgium), These Horses (UK/Germany) and The Valie Export Society ( Estonia).

New for Issue 2 - liveartwork DVD is now available in both PAL and NTSC video formats.

See the liveartwork DVD website at www.liveartwork.com/dvd for full details about the publication, the artists and works featured on issue 2.

liveartwork DVD issue 2 is published on DVD R, PAL or NTSC format discs and costs 10 Euros for individual orders, including international postage costs. liveartwork DVD can be ordered using PayPal which allows payment to be made with a credit / debit card or bank transfer. For details of how to order
see: www.liveartwork.com/dvd/order.htm

Copies of liveartwork DVD issue 1, published in January 2006, can also be
ordered on the website.


liveartwork DVD welcomes submissions of video documentation of live
performance art works for possible inclusion in future issues. If you wish
to make a submission please read the guidelines at

liveartwork Homepage:

Please also take a look at the liveartwork homepage at www.liveartwork.com
which provides a range of resources for the international performance art

Christopher Hewitt
liveartwork DVD


8. Yuliya Lanina, FF Member, announces group shows for April, May, and more

Dear friends,

Happy and healthy holidays!

I would like to update you on a number of group shows I will be in this and next month. It would be very nice to see you at any of them, if not all.

"The Line of Beauty"
Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts,
526 West 26 St, Suite 411, New York, NY
Opening Reception: April 20, 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: April 20-May 20

"Contemporary Painting and Sculpture"
Museum of Modern Russian Art
80 Grand Street, Jersey City, NJ
Opening Reception: April 15, 4.30-6.30pm
Exhibition Dates: April 15-April 29

"Small Works"
E-3 Gallery,
47 East, 3rd St, New York, NY
Opening Reception: April 27
Exhibition Dates: April 27-May 11

"Russian Contemporary Artists"
International Stella Gallery, Paris, France
Opening Reception May 9, 6-8pm
Exhibition dates: May 9-25

"Ceres Seventh National Juried Exhibition"
Ceres Gallery
547 West 27th Street, Suite 201, New York, NY
Opening Reception: May 25, 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: May 23-June 17

Due to unforeseen circumstances I will be moving out of my studio at the end of this month. To make the best out of the last days there I am going to have an open studio/art sale on April 29th 2-7pm. If you cannot make it to the shows or if you want to see more of my work please come by to enjoy refreshments, great art and fun company.

Studio address:
146 Whythe Avenue, corner of North 8 street, Brooklyn ( Williamsburg), New York. The entrance is from North 8 street, behind the furniture store. If you cannot find it please call me at 646-209-9905

All the best,
Yuliya Lanina


9. Marjorie Kouns, online auction at www.benefitevents.com thru April 20, and more

Last days of Marjorie Kouns' (FF Alum) Well-Lit Chess Pieces and Lampshades in Wash. Sq. Park

Lighting the Way, One Village at a Time;
Online Auction thru April 20th Celebrating Culture, Youth and Seniors in our Community

Do you ever wonder why scores of people travel the world and come to Washington Square Park just to sit and feel at home? Marjorie Kouns, artist and producer of the Well-Lit Chess Pieces display, invited people to make Washington Square Park their outdoor living room.

Due to park renovations however, the lampshades must come down. But all is not yet lost. Kouns has decided to auction off the lampshades and chess game pieces online April 6-20, 2006. http://www.benefitevents.com/auctions/lamps/frame.html. She aspires to celebrate culture, youth and seniors one village at a time, as partial proceeds benefit The Caring Community as well as LREI Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School, City Parks Foundation, and Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce.

Kouns has teamed up with BenefitEvents.com to create this auction event to celebrate a nearly year long run of the exhibit fiscally sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council with thanks to City of New York Parks and Recreation Department's Temporary Public Outdoor Art Program as well as Materials for the Arts, www.abetlaminati.com , U.S. Chess Federation, and select corporate sponsors.

Prospective buyers can also bid at The Caring Community, 20 Washington Square North (M-F, 9am-5pm), which has a yellow lampshade in front of the building and computer terminals inside the building. You can also bid for the lampshades and chess pieces right from the comfort of your own home, making sure you keep the lightson in your home as well!
Simply go online at http://www.benefitevents.com , anytime during April 6-20, 2006. Show closes April 20th. Special jam session in park last two days of installation.

For press questions or queries, please contact Nishi Kothari at (832) 492-5080 or nvk211@nyu.edu
For more information, please contact Marjorie Kouns at (212) 254-1776 or mkkouns@rcn.com or visit online at http://www.marjoriekouns.com


10. Carlyle Reedy, FF Alumn, at MuseumMan, Liverpool, April 22, 7 pm

thuds of blood in the lip ripple content matched with Central Offices of Lost Dreamtime

Carlyle Reedy is a poet, performance artist and collagist/painter. She has performed her work at prestigious venues, notably the Royal Court in London. Early on she worked in arts ventures such as Jim Haynes' Arts Lab, IRAT, Electric Centre (Haarlem, Holland) etc an d later at Franklin Furnace (NY), Chisenhale (London). Peter Biddulph Gallery in London presented her one woman exhibition in 1986. Recently her work was included in the MOMA exhibition Out of Actions (catalogue published by Thames and Hudson). Her poetry has appeared in Out of Everywhere (RSE), PAJ 61 (John Hopkins), Other (Wesleyan Poetry) and the Oxford Anthology of 20th Century British and Irish Poetry edited by Keith Tuma. The Arts Council purchased five collages in 1999. Her poetry has appeared in out of everywhere (RSE), PAJ 61 (Johns Hopkins), Other (Wesleyan Poetry), Etruscan Reader 4. Her collection of poems Obituaries and Celebrations was published by words worth books in 1996. Carlyle's latest publication of poetry is published
by Etruscan Press. The art historian and curator Guy Brett has written extensively on the work of Carlyle Reedy,including in his latest publication,Carnival of Perception

Private View
April 22 2006 7pm


11. James Johnson, FF Member, online at www.discopie.com

The current exhibition, Three Drawn Conclusions and Other Literalisms with "The Itinerants" is now documented online at http://www.discopie.com/Studio258.html

Stop by for a look.

Where Art Happens


12. Colette, FF Alumn, at Pablo’s Birthday Gallery, NY, opening April 22

La Vie En Rose
At: "Pablo's Birthday" Gallery
84 Franklin Street
Reception Sat. April 22
( Exhibition Open until May 26, 2006 )
Gallery 212 219-7750
Maison Lumiere 212 825-0482


13. Fiona Templeton, FF Alumn, at 15 Nassau Street, NY, April 25-26, 8 pm

Fiona Templeton & The Relationship:

Medea in Aia
(The Medead Part 1)

15 Nassau Street
corner of Pine & Nassau (One block east of Broadway, one block north of Wall Street)
Tue & Wed
April 25 & 26 2006
8 pm

Stephanie Silver, Robert Kya-Hill, Valda Setterfield, Peter Sciscioli, Tanya Selvaratnam, Sean Donovan, & more

limited audience - RSVP to medead@fionatempleton.org


with the support of LMCC Swing Space, Manhattan Community Arts Fund and the Department of Cultural Affairs

Closest subway 2 or 3 to Wall St, also 4 or 5 to Wall St or N/R to Rector St. Or M15, M9 or Broadway bus to Wall St.


14. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, at CB13 Gallery, April 29, 10 pm

Hello Friends,
Here is a gentle reminder to check out an upcoming Electric Junkyard Gamelan show. We've been working on some new grooves, got a new instrument or two and are prepared to rock the house with our upcoming NYC show. Our new set is groovier than ever...in fact downright danceable. Forgotten who we are, never seen us? Well we are that group that plays original music on invented instruments and objects featuring Robin Burdulis, Terry Dame, Lee Frisari, Mary Feaster and Julian Hintz. You can check out the sounds, see some photos and video on my website www.terrydame.com. Then come on out.
Details are below.
Peace and music will make it better,

Saturday, April 29th 10pm
CB's 313 Gallery
315 Bowery between 1st & 2nd St, NYC
w/ Pustule Brass Band (on tour from France)
The Skorchers (great Ska band)


15. G. H. Hovagimyan, FF Alumn, on IFC.com


IFC just put up a video-performance of mine called entertainMe. It's actually a critique of mass media and a rant against MSM. In the IFC web site context it is even more appropriate. If you take the time to sign up for an account and then vote for the video it will send a message to IFC. Vote (10).



16. Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn , in Istanbul, Turkey, April 28-30

Sonya Rapoport will be exhibiting her interactive webwork, KABBALAH/KABUL: Sending Emanations to the Aliens, at ISIMD'06, the 4th International Symposium of Interactive Media Design, Istanbul, Turkey from April 28 - 30, 2006

The communication between earth and outer-space begins as a USA helicopter from the Afghanistan war morphs into an international ring of Al Qaeda terrorist cells. The cells become embryonic stem cells that are differentiated into body parts. Choice of a body part propels its related altruism into outer-space to be shared with an alien.


17. Martha Rosler, FF Alumn, new book released by Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University Press

Martha Rosler, 3 works

Paperback, 103 pages, 49 duo-tones, ISBN: 0-919616-46-1

NSCAD University Press
(902) 494-8221

In this book, photographer and critic Martha Rosler traces the ways in which art draws its meaning from within its social and political frameworks. The book’s two artworks and a related essay exemplify and investigate the social embeddedness of art. They suggest how changing times and changing circumstances affect not only the form and meaning of photography but also its effects on its audience, including its ability to activate its viewers.

The artwork, the restoration of high culture in chile (1977) is a photo and text work that, in fictionalized form, examines the various degrees of political anesthesia and moral corruption implied by a successful adaptation to unquestioned and abstract notions of high culture. It shows how a political crisis can reveal the way types of cultural production appeal to sharply divided audiences and does so in part by adopting a hybrid form of enunciation, between short story and political tract. The photo-and-text work The Bowery in two inadequate descriptive systems (1974-1975) throws into question the ability of contemporary urban photography to continue the historical potential of social documentary photography. Its accompanying work, “in, around, and afterthoughts,” written especially for the first edition of 3 works, is a fully developed critical essay in which this question is explored more systematically. In this work, Rosler attempts to develop criteria tha t could define contemporary photographic activities as meaningful social and aesthetic practices.

Included in the 2006 edition of 3 works is an additional critical essay that describes the conception and evolution of the original book. In “afterword: a history” Rosler also revisits issues raised by 3 works, explores debates within photographic practice from the time of the book’s original publication in 1981, and further refines her views on the history of documentary practices and the enduring significance of these forms of expression.

The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design was established in 1972 as a vehicle to publish books by and about leading contemporary artists.

Between 1972 and 1987, twenty six titles by such artists as Michael Snow, Steve Reich, Gerhard Richter and Yvonne Rainer were published. Re-launched in 2002, the NSCAD Press will once again establish the university as a source for the publishing of primary documents and scholarly works in the fields of contemporary art, craft and design.

Available through D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers
155 Sixth Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, N.Y. 10013
Tel: (212) 627-1999 Fax: (212) 627-9484

The NSCAD University Press recognizes the support of the Province of Nova Scotia through the Department of Tourism and Culture. We are pleased to work in partnership with the Cultural Division to develop and promote our cultural resources for all Nova Scotians.


18. Michael Kasper, FF Alumn, at Printed Matter, May 6, 5-7 pm

A reception will be held from 5 to 7 pm on Saturday, May 6th, at Printed Matter, 195 Tenth Ave. (at 22nd), in honor of the reissue (by Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn) of the French Lettrist Gabriel Pomerand's "Saint Ghetto of the Loans," a legendary but little-seen masterpiece of book art from 1950. Michael Kasper, the translator, will give a brief talk on the movement and author, with excerpts, newly Englished, from another work of Pomerand's, "The D. Man", about his mid-Sixties experiments with LSD.

Michael Kasper


19. Nao Bustamante, Patty Chang, Kristine Styles, FF Alumns, at The Getty Center, April 19 & 26

video screening
The Getty presents:
Reckless Behavior

Wednesday, April 19, 2006, 7:30 p.m.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, The Getty Center

This ninety-minute screening features recent and newly commissioned pieces of video art that look at “reckless behavior” as both a strategy and a theme. The program surveys several broad categories of work, including artists performing reckless or seemingly dangerous actions on camera; artists using guerilla tactics to stage public interventions that place them in physical or legal jeopardy; and works that use explosive visual and narrative styles to portray social recklessness in both fictional and documentary modes. “Reckless Behavior” features works by Cathy Begien, Nao Bustamante, Jeff Cain, Patty Chang, Tom Dale, Harrell Fletcher, Adam Frelin, Kate Gilmore, Mike Long and Jesse Sugarmann, Laurel Nakadate, and Joe Sola; the program premieres newly-commissioned works by Juneau/Projects and Joanne Jones, and by Ryan Trecartin. This screening is organized by Glenn R. Phillips, research associate and consulting curator, Department of Contemporary Programs and Research at the Getty Research Institute. Admission to this event is free, but seating reservations are required. Please call (310) 440-7300 for reservations. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed seating. Parking is $7.00 per car. Please note that this program contains graphic depictions of violence, nudity, and various bodily functions. No one under the age of 18 will be admitted to the screening.

And, a related event:

The Aesthetics of Risk
April 29, 2006, The Getty Center

The Getty Research Institute and the Southern California Consortium of Art Schools (SoCCAS) present “The Aesthetics of Risk,” a conference that explores notions of risk in the most radical art-making practices of the past thirty-five years. Featured speakers are Jane Blocker, Douglas Crimp, Brock Enright, Rachel Greene, Steve Kurtz, Paul McCarthy, Catherine Opie, Richard Shiff, and Kristine Stiles. For more information about this event, please visit www.getty.edu. The Getty Research Institute (GRI) is a program of the J. Paul Getty Trust. Other programs of the Trust include the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), and the Getty Foundation.

The Getty Research Institute
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles , CA 90049-1688


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