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Goings On: posted week of September 5, 2006

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1. Martha Rosler, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, in Radical Gestures, Jane Wark’s new book on feminism and performance art in North America
2. Michael Smith, FF Alumn, at Dunn & Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Sept. 9 - Oct. 2
3. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, hosts ArtsFocus, new TV series on Time Warner Cable
4. Jon Keith Brunelle, FF Alumn, at Monkey Town, Brooklyn, Sept. 7
5. Richard Prince, FF Alumn, at Tate Modern, London, Sept. 6-13
6. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, at Wave Hill, The Bronx, opening Sept. 10
7. Nina Kuo, FF Alumn, at Hallwalls, Buffalo, and online at buffalonews.com
8. Rev. Billy, FF Alumn, at South Street Seaport, Sept. 11, 6 pm
9. Circus Amok, FF Alumns, free performances across NYC, thru Sept. 24
10. Susana Cook, FF Alumn, in Backstage.com
11. Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa, FF Alumn, updated website, and more
12. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at Royal Academy School, London, Sept. 10
13. Steve Ausbury, FF Alumn, at Aferro Gallery, Newark, opening Sept. 7, 6-9 pm
14. Nao Bustamante, Stanya Kahn, FF Alumns, at LA County Fair, opening Sept. 8
15. Yuliya Lanina, FF Member, at Van Der Plas Gallery, opening Sept. 8, and more
16. Patty Chang, FF Alumn, at Asia Society, opening Sept. 7, 6:30 pm
17. James Johnson, FF Member, at Printed Matter
18. Eugene Rodriguez, FF Alumn, at Tribes Gallery, NY, opening Sept. 9, 6-9 pm
19. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, on internet radio, Sept. 10, 11:30 am, http://ezhelp.org/chat
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1. Martha Rosler, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, in Radical Gestures, Jane Wark’s new book on feminism and performance art in North America

Radical Gestures
Feminism and Performance Art in North America
Jayne Wark

The first comprehensive history of feminist performance art in North America highlighting the important contributions of women artists.

Paper 0773530665 (9780773530669)
Release date: 2006-08-14
CA $32.95  |  US $32.95  |  UK £20.99

Order by mail / fax : Order form

Cloth 077352956X (9780773529564)
Release date: 2006-08-14
CA $80.00  |  US $80.00  |  UK £60.00

Order by mail / fax : Order form

6 x 9
304pp
78 photographs

Performance art was finally recognized as an art form in its own right in the 1970s. In Radical Gestures Jayne Wark situates feminist performance art in Canada and the United States in the social context of the feminist movement and avant-garde art from the 1970s to 2000. She shows that artists drew from feminist politics to create works that, after a long period of modernist aesthetic detachment, made a unique contribution to the re-politicization of art.

Wark brings together a wide range of artists, including Lisa Steele, Martha Rosler, Lynda Benglis, Gillian Collyer, Margaret Dragu, and Sylvie Tourangeau, and provides detailed readings and viewings of individual pieces, many of which have not been studied in detail before. She reassesses assumptions about the generational and thematic characteristics of feminist art, placing feminist performance within the wider context of minimalism, conceptualism, land art, and happenings

Jayne Wark is associate professor, art history, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.

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2. Michael Smith, FF Alumn, at Dunn & Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Sept. 9 - Oct. 2

Take off your Pants!
by
Michael Smith and Joshua White
at
Dunn and Brown Contemporary
Dallas, Texas
Sept 9 - Oct 2, 2006
www.dunnandbrown.com

For Take Off Your Pants!, Michael Smith and Joshua White have created a site-specific installation with a large-scale, nonsensical revolving kiosk. This multi-media, hexagonal kiosk comes alive as a childlike information booth that takes the viewer into several different virtual worlds. Videos, jingles, lenticular photos, spinning spiral disks, and elaborate colorful lighting are brought together to create the fictional game Take Off Your Pants!

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3. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, hosts ArtsFocus, new TV series on Time Warner Cable

Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, hosts new Television program:  Starting this  September, Franc Palaia will produce and host a monthly 30 minute  Time Warner Cable TV show program called,"ArtsFocus". Franc will  interview visual artists, architects, filmmakers, curators, museum  directors, art dealers, etc. He will focus on artists from the Hudson  Valley and tri-state area. For more information contact Franc at FPalaia@earthlink.net.

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4. Jon Keith Brunelle, FF Alumn, at Monkey Town, Brooklyn, Sept. 7

On September 7, The Psychasthenia Society will mount two shows at  Monkey Town in Williamsburg. This could be our ideal venue: Monkey  Town features four movie screens, surround sound, very comfortable  seating, and an intimate setting. Audiences are served dinner (great  food, by the way) while immersed in live-performance multimedia. The  place could have been designed with us in mind.

We'll present some new stories developed over the summer, and we'll  bring back "Mike's Fate," the closer from our theatrical show, "The  Nanolove Report." If you haven't seen The Psychasthenia Society for a  while, or if you've been curious about us but never made it to one of  our programs, this indeed is the one to catch. Details are below --  hope to see you there.

Best,
Jon Keith Brunelle
http://www.psychasthenia.com

The Psychasthenia Society
Jon Brunelle, Daniel Vatsky, and Mad EP
at Monkey Town

Thursday September 7 7:30 & 10 pm
Monkey Town
58 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(L train to Bedford Avenue, between Wythe & Kent)

Admission: $5, dinner charged separately
Reservations recommended
Information: 718.384.1369
Map and directions: http://tinyurl.com/fq2nr

Details at www.psychasthenia.com and www.monkeytownhq.com

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5. Richard Prince, FF Alumn, at Tate Modern, London, September 6-13

Destricted
Wednesday 6 September 2006, 18.30
Saturday 9 September 2006, 15.00
Sunday 10 September 2006, 15.00
Tuesday 12 September 2006, 18.30
Wednesday 13 September 2006, 18.30

Panel discussion
Saturday 9 September 2006, 19.00

Tate Modern
Starr Auditorium
Bankside
London SE1 9TG

For tickets phone 020 7887 8888 or visit http://www.tate.org.uk/modern

http://www.destricted.com
Straight from the Sundance Film Festival and Critics Week selection at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, Tate Modern presents the public premiere of Destricted, which brings together sex and art in a series of films created by some of the world’s most acclaimed artists and directors, including Marina Abramovic, Marco Brambilla, Matthew Barney, Larry Clark, Gaspar Noe, Richard Prince and Sam Taylor-Wood.

The seven films are explicit in content, highlighting controversial issues about the representation of sexuality in art, opening up for debate the question of whether art can be disguised as pornography, or vice-versa, and leaving the viewer free to choose his or her own line through these intersections of art and sexuality.

On Saturday 9 September at 19.00 a panel discussion explores the wider critical context for Destricted. Following a selection of films from the programme, the contested issues around art and pornography are discussed by artist Larry Clark; Los Angeles-based critic and curator Bruce Hainley; Catherine Millet, Art Press editor and author of The Sexual Life of Catherine M.(2002); and critic and curator Neville Wakefield.

Contains adult themes and explicit sexual content
Admission for over 18s only

Programme
duration 115 minutes

Balkan Erotic Epic
Marina Abramovic, 2005, 13 min
Performance art legend Marina Abramovic delves into Balkan folklore to create an instructional series of mise en scènes that explore the crude, magical and mysterious rites of ethnic fertility and virility.

Hoist
Matthew Barney, 2004, 14 min 36 sec
American fabulist Matthew Barney stages the erotics of sexual encounter as it takes place between ‘green man’ and the lubricated drive shaft of a customised deforestation vehicle destined for the Carnival de Bahia.

Sync
Marco Brambilla, 2005, 2 min
American artist and filmmaker Marco Brambilla ransacks porn-film archives to produce a witty, fast-moving montage of money shots.

Impaled
Larry Clark, 2005, 38 min
Larry Clark, cult anthropologist of American adolescence, directs a sensitive yet frank investigation into how, for the generation growing up in the 1980s, pornography has shaped the way they think about sex and sexual fantasy. The result is a riveting documentary about desire and sexual initiation.

We Fuck Alone
Gaspar Noé, 2006, 23 min
Gaspar Noé, maker of Irreversible, the controversial art-house movie whose brutal depiction of rape that left audiences physically sick, now promises to turn you on with a cinematically erotic journey into masturbatory fantasy.

House Call
Richard Prince, 12 min
American iconographer Richard Prince appropriates a segment of video that captures iconic 1970s porn and re-shoots it in the manner of the cowboys, girlfriends and outlaws that first made him famous.

Death Valley
Sam Taylor-Wood, 2004, 7 min 58 sec, music by Matmos and Andrew Hale
British art star Sam Taylor-Wood directs a porn star in a droll elegy to masturbation and the great American outdoors.

Commissioned by Destricted. Destricted is created by London-based Mel Agace, Andrew Hale and New York-based art critic, curator and cultural commentator Neville Wakefield.

The forthcoming DVD is distributed by Revolver Entertainment.

http://www.destricted.com

Presented with the support of agnès b, Simon Lee, and Luhring Augustine.

Tate Modern
Starr Auditorium
Bankside
London SE1 9TG

For tickets phone 020 7887 8888
or visit http://www.tate.org.uk/modern

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6. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, at Wave Hill, The Bronx, opening Sept. 10

Transplant - Transculture
Wave Hill Glyndor Gallery September 10 - December 10, 2006
Reception  Sunday, September 10, 2006 1-4pm
Tomie Arai, Sandra A. M Bell, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Cui Fei, Nicolás
Dumit Estévez, Ming Fay, Nancy Friedemann, Skowmon Hastanan, Jung Hyang Kim, Lin Yan, Miguel Luciano, Raymond Saá, Julio Valdez and Zhang Hongtu

Bronx, NY (August 1, 2006) - Wave Hill, a public garden and cultural center located in the Bronx, is pleased to announce its fall exhibition, Transplant - Transculture, in Glyndor Gallery. Just as plants migrate, so do people, bringing an affinity for flora and landscape with them. Transplant - Transculture explores ways that plants signify a deep connection to home through paintings, prints, photographs, drawings, video, sculpture and installations by artists from diverse backgrounds.

Curator: Jennifer Mcgregor Assistant Curator: Erica Strongin
http://www.wavehill.org/home/

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7. Nina Kuo, FF Alumn, at Hallwalls, Buffalo, and online at buffalonews.com

We have our animation “The Bubbling Pond” at Hallwalls and received a nice review and reproduction in the Buffalo Evening News. Thank you. Nina Kuo and Lorin Roser

The review is below and here’s a link to the review complete with photo: http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20060825/1026396.asp

Close to home

Members exhibition allows artists to focus on themselves

By Richard Huntington
The Buffalo News, Critic
8/25/2006

Hallwalls Members Exhibition 2006" is a delightful hodge-podge. This year's theme deals with the not particularly admirable propensity of humans to, whatever else is happening, turn the focus back on their own egos. The title tells it all: "It's Not You, It's Me."

This results in some amusing self-referencing - one of Gerald Mead's plaid sports jackets wryly festooned with a raft of his own name tags; Michael Beam's "Kippy-Dope: Chicago," stills from his appearance on the "Jenny Jones Show"; and Alfonso Volo's apparent identification with a Mickey Mouse figure cradling a small, meek lion.

The "me" theme continues robustly with Kurt Von Voetsch's big, lumpy assemblage "Self-portrait," which includes a fascinating welter of biographical fragments ; Lillian Mendez's "I Don't Think So, Honey," with its actual Kewpie Doll staring into a melancholy painting of another Kewpie Doll; the 14-year-old Morgan Meheran's "Blast Off," a self-portrait in ingratiating naive style; and A.J. Fries' fastidious rendering of his own mug in steely gray - the kind of painting that when I try to emulate it I wind up with a painter's cramp.

Speaking of me, I happen to be a veteran of theme-based art contests. I always thought that if the rules said you had to include, say, a Dubonnet bottle, you were duty-bound to show it right out front. (I never won, however.) That may be why I tend to give extra credit to those artists who stick with the theme by pushing their person forward in such outlandish, obsessive "me-ness" that they threaten to blot out the rest of the known universe.

Jennifer Gast is such an artist in her video "Perpetual Digressions." The persona of the tape - the artist, I'm guessing - is charismatically, frantically out there before the camera performing a nonstop, completely mute conversation that - lip readers will discover - contains both friendly salutations and very rude chastisements. I like it, too, that Bruce Adams puts a sign next to his painting bragging up how good it is (it is good), and that Rita Argen Auerbach hangs from the frame the Blue Ribbon her mild-mannered watercolor self-portrait (?) won back in 1982.

But I digress. Back to me. When I was a kid I liked to pack sandwiches and head out with my buddies to the forest in back of my house, where we would climb a giant maple. My early allegiance to trees makes me a great admirer of tree painters, and the show has one of the best in Mark Lavatelli and his delicious salmon-colored "Tree Glyph #14." Then there's is Anne Bonte, whose "The Blue Tree" is in charming faux naive style. By contrast, Pricilla Bowen's pencil drawing "One of the Many Fine Times" shows two meticulously rendered trees churning with metaphoric implications.

If I'm not the only one to associate me and tree, I may be the only one to have once linked a youthful self to a wheeled farm tool. One summer I had to push a rickety plowlike thing around Smith's Farm's bean fields all day, and all I could think of was Smith's nubile daughter. (Insert joke here, please.) Judi Strahota's "Obstructed Hopefulness," a jerry-built construction of calm intelligence made from farm implements, made me think of my own "obstructed hopefulness" amid Farmer Smith's bean rows so many years ago.

My mother was always saying that I should put my paintings in big fancy gold frames. So here we have Mary Begley's painterly explosion called "Uncle George" presented in a big fancy gold frame. My mother wouldn't appreciate the irony that makes the frame act like quotation marks, but I do. An even more irony-laden frame comes with Tom Holt's "It's Not About Me At All," a painting of a stumpy masked cartoon figure gesticulating against a blackened sky clouded by spectral white wings.

Meanwhile, Lorin Roser and Nina Kuo's elegant animation "Bubbling Pond" presents regal, fluid Asian figures who, as the work proceeds, gather an almost mythic presence. What pleases me most, however, are those cartoon-imaginations that turn crazily, expressively erotic, like Cathy Pardike's high-spirited frieze-like 8-foot-long pencil drawing. It's a tremendously complicated work in which everyone is doing everything to everybody. Which gets me back to me: I'm enthralled by art that presents people caught in some vague carnal narrative that nobody in the picture seems willing (or able) to explain. Zoe Lavatelli's startling painting/collage of a stern nude woman leading a bound, kneeling eunuch with an apple stuffed in his mouth is untitled, so we get no help there. Is this a perverted Garden of Eden with Eve cruelly directing the moral traffic? No matter: It's the ambiguity that intrigues. As for me, I'm a trial and error guy: if it doesn't work I try something else. I have the greatest admiration for those artists who set out a plan, start at the upper left, end at the lower right and come up with something fabulous.

The big untitled ink drawing by Katie Sehr consists of nothing but minute "crackle cells" drawn uniformly as possible over much of the sheet. The result is a delicate, buoyant space that seems to hold a soft pulsating light independent of all natural things.

Hardly much in the me-department; a real theme-killer, in fact. But with work like this, who needs a theme? Nobody. That is, if you ask me.

e-mail:
rhuntington@buffnews.com

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8. Rev. Billy, FF Alumn, at South Street Seaport, Sept. 11, 6 pm

Reverend Billy's 9/11 Peace Revival

Monday night September 11th at 6 PM, join us in song and fabulous prayer in the Spiegeltent at the South Street Seaport. The award-winning "Stop Shopping Gospel Choir" backs the Reverend in an evening of appreciation for those who have found a way to Peace from our tragedy of five years ago. Peace candidates such as Malachy McCourt and Jonathan Tasini will speak between hot gospel hits like "Back Away From That Wal-Mart" and "The Beatitudes of Buylessness."

The Spiegeltent, an antique European tent once used by Marlene Dietrich for her Blue Angel hymn "Falling in Love Again," is rounded by teak and stained glass. Set up behind the Fulton Fish Market, it is the stage for some 90 artists performing in August and September. The 9/11 Peace Revival will be the 5th of a series of eight shows for the Church, concluding on October 1st.

This fall will see the release of What Would Jesus Buy? (Reverend Billy Saves Christmas from the Shopocalypse), Morgan Spurlock's second feature film after Super Size Me . The film will be released before Buy Nothing Day, the high holy day of the Stop Shopping Church. A book of the same title, written by the Reverend, is also forthcoming from Public Affairs Books.

Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
Spiegeltent, Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport
Monday September 11 2006 at 6pm
Directions: Take the jmz, 456, ace to Broadway/Nassau/Fulton
Ticket info: $15/$12 in advance. $10 Discount Tickets available at http://www.revbilly.com/events

(to remove yourself from this list reply with "unsubscribe" in the subject line. Photo credit: Fred Askew Photography)

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9. Circus Amok, FF Alumns, free performances across NYC, thru Sept. 24

Please visit www.circusamok.org to see the schedule for Circus Amok’s 2006 performances, “Citizen Ship: An Immigrant Rights Fantasia in 10 Short Acts” in public parks in Manhatan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens through September 24 th. Or call 718-486-7432 extension 1.

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10. Susana Cook, FF Alumn, in Backstage.com

The Idiot King: An Absurd Parody of Our Bloody Times
August 23, 2006
By Michael Lazan

Susana Cook's dizzy, silly political extravaganza The Idiot King is the kind of wonderfully coordinated ensemble theatre piece you rarely see anymore.

Clad in dramatic, flamboyant garb, dripping with wild-eyed charisma and poise, Cook is the writer, director, and star of this series of sketches about a conservative, moronic king who confers with his queen, the Pope, his obsequious staff, and various underlings. The writing is so refreshingly broad that it doesn't take itself too seriously. In fact, Cook has the temerity to open the piece with a fart joke, setting an appropriately absurd tone for one of the most entertaining pieces I have seen about the foibles of the current American regime. When The Idiot King ends abruptly after about an hour, you want more.

As a performer, Cook is in charge from the get-go, rolling around in shoe skates, gesturing, and babbling believably like a demonic, dunderhead dictator. A group of performers enter and join her in the absurdity, which includes a variety of amusing musical dance sequences. Erin Markey as The Queen gets guffaws on virtually every line with her high-pitched, dizzy-blonde persona. The Pope (Anni Amberg) enters and ultimately asks for a check to be made out to "p-o-p-e." The rest of the group, including Jennifer Fomore (The Nurse and The Singer), José Maria Garcia Armenter (The Groom Bride), Tracy Hazas (Gang Member and Head of Intelligence), Karen Jaime (Master of Counterinsurgency), and Julian Mesri (Tutor and Secretary of War) whisper to each other, smile broadly, roll their eyes, and generally have a great time — as did I.

Presented by Dixon Place as part of Hot!: The NYC Celebration of Queer Culture at Dixon Place, 258 Bowery, NYC. Aug. 16- 26. Wed.- Sat., 8 p.m. ( 212) 219-0736 or www.dixonplace.org.

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11. Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa, FF Alumn, updated website, and more

Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa, FF Alumn, new work on updated devilbunny.org site; Dimension of IS on exhibit at MACLA, San Jose through October, 2006. 

Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa launches her updated site with new work on broadband video.  Please go to: http://www.devilbunny.org/performance_art.htm

Dimension of IS on exhibit:

August 7-October 7, 2006 – “Dimension of IS: A Spectacular Future” (co-created by Heather Cox) video screening of future segment at MACLA (Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana), as part of the “Frontera Electronica” exhibit. MACLA is located at 510 1 st Street in San Jose. Gallery hours: Wed & Thur from noon to 7pm and Fri & Sat from noon to 5pm. Free Admission. More info: anjee@maclaarte.org or www.maclaarte.org.

"Frontera Electronica" features a series of investigations that examine the multifaceted role between technology and humanity. In Spanish, the word frontera refers to both "the frontier" and "the border." The dual aspect of this word is an apt reminder of both the possibilities and the limits of technology.

THANKS!

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12. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at Royal Academy School, London, September 10

David Medalla, FF Alumn, will present the first event in his new series of 'Cosmic Propulsions' entitled "Do you wannabe Rupert Brooke?" during the latest "World Tea Party" which Canadian artist Bryan Mulvihill (aka Trolley) will conduct in the elegant art gallery of the Royal Academy School (curator: Michael Petry, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art of London), on  New River Avenue, Hornsey, North London, on Sunday, September 10, 2006,  at 2: 50 p.m. Admission free.

Medalla's latest participatory art work is his personal homage to the memory of the handsome English poet Rupert Brooke whose poem 'Granchester' contained the memorable lines: "Is it ten to three already? Is there still honey for tea?"

As a boy in Manila, shortly after the Second World War, Medalla saw a picture of Rupert Booke on a paperbound book that an American GI gave David. The Filipino artist carried that book with him in his first trip to America, then to Europe and England, and subsequently,  throughout many parts of the world.

In Medalla's personal belongings of poetry books, the image of Rupert Brooke shared an intimate space with Carjat's beautiful photograph of the young French poet Arthur Rimbaud (Medalla's 'hero') and the portrait of Walt Whitman (Medalla's chosen 'guru').

In his time, Rupert Brooke, who wrote during the First World War, was an iconic figure for English people. He wrote another famous line extolling patriotism, a manufactured "virtue" which Medalla does not believe in. There is, therefore, more than an ironic note to Medalla's homage to the English poet, as well as a hint of homo-eroticism, for, in another celebrated line, Rupert Brooke wrote of "the rough male kiss of blankets".

Medalla's new work is at once an exploration of the concept of identity as well as  metaphorical  'jeux d'esprit et du corps"  ("games of the spirit and of the body"), --- ludic improvisations and participatory investigatoions of polysensory phenomena, for which David Medalla is a celebrated master practitioner.

A number of David Medalla's male artists-friends have accepted his invitation to participate in this on-going project. They include Australian artist Adam Nankervis, English artist Adrian Fisher, German poet & artist Alexander Schrammm, French artist Cyril Lepetit, English art historian Guy Brett, English artist James Moores, English artist Joe Schneider, English artist Jon Gershon, Irish film-maker John Mallon, English artist Marko Stepanov, Chilean artist Patricio Bosich, Mexican artist Patricio Torres,  and Kyrenian poet & film-maker Salih Kayra.

David Medalla intends to invite more friends from around the world to participate in this project as this particular "Cosmic Propulsion" progresses. He plans to present developments and variations of this work at MUSEUM MAN in Liverpool and in Santiago de Chile during the First Biennial of Performance Art in Latin America later this year.

Like all his other art works, Medalla's  "Do you wannabe Rupert Brooke?" encompasses many media: performance, installation, photography, video, film, collage, drawing, painting, sculpture, poetry, music and dance. Some of these amalgamated media will be included in his performance at Hornsey.

Medalla's "Do you wannabe Rupert Booke?" will be part of the DYPTICH FINALES  which will begin with  London Biennale artists launching balloons tied with streamers and ribbons on which are written poems and messages, from the terrace of Alexandra Palace (one of the highest points of the English capital), followed by performances and video screenings at Trolley's World Tea Party in the Royal Academy School art gallery, joyous events (together with film shows, singing and dancing at the Railway Tavern nearby, later the same evening)  which will celebrate the  successful conclusion of  LONDON BIENNALE 2006.

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13. Steve Ausbury, FF Alumn, at Aferro Gallery, Newark, opening Sept. 7, 6-9 pm

Hi Everyone,

I'm exhibiting some new drawings in a show called Glossolalia. More info below. Some work is available to see at http://www.ausbury.blogspot.com. Hope to see you at the show.

Rock,

Steve

Please join us for the opening reception for "Glossolalia" on September 7th, from 6-9 PM. This 30-person exhibit features innovative and sometimes aggressive dispatches from the struggle to communicate, as well as examples of the collusions between words and images in contemporary art practice worldwide.

"Glossolalia" 9/7/06-10/1/06 Curated by Emma Wilcox and Evonne Davis
N.B. Aldrich/Will Ashford/Mauro Altamura/Steve Ausbury/Aileen Bassis
Martin Brief/Greg Bugel/Karla Carballar/Trixie Delicious
Dahlia Elsayed/Ian Hatcher/Kellee Hughes/David Khang/Dave Lancet
John Landino/Michael T Magruder /Sebastian Patane Masuelli/
Steven Ott/Herbert Price/Kara Rooney
Christian Marc Schmidt/Kay Staelin/Michael Szpakowski
Adam Trowbridge/Sarah Tremlett/Dirk Vekemans/Matthew Verdon
Jason Walllin + Alexandra Fidyk/Anker West/Emma Wilcox

In the project Room (2):

New site-specific installation, "Triumphal Arch of Maxmillian" by Will Corwin built over one month at Gallery Aferro out of more than 150 hand cast plaster panels.

Glossolalia on Film: screenings of additional film work on 9/22/06

www.aferro.org is being updated!

W,Th,Fri 12-4 Sat 11-6

"Glossolalia"(noun): (1) Speaking in a language that one does not understand. (2) Uttering a series a sounds that resemble language but are not. (3) A state of grace."

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14. Nao Bustamante, Stanya Kahn, FF Alumns, at LA County Fair, opening Sept. 8

Fair Exchange
Exhibition: 8 September through 1 October 2006
Millard Sheets Gallery at the L.A. County Fair
1101 West McKinley Avenue
Pomona, California 91768
http://www.millardsheetsgallery.org
millardsheetsgallery@fairplex.com
T: 909-865-4560
F: 909-865-4650

Participants:
Lisa Anne Auerbach; Enid Baxter Blader; Nao Bustamante; Jeff Cain and Shed Research Institute; Gary Cannone for Outpost for Contemporary Art; Civic Matters; Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn; Karl Erickson; Fallen Fruit: David Burns, Matias Viegener, and Austin Young; Robert Fontenot; Fritz Haeg and Gardenlab; Institute For Figuring; Adrià Julià; Martin Kersels; Karen Kimmel; D’nell Larson; Los Angeles Urban Rangers; Daniel Marlos; Jamie McMurry; New Chinatown Barbershop; Julie Orser; Jessica Rath; George Stoll; Mercedes Teixido; Melissa Thorne; Rubén Ortiz Torres; Elizabeth Tremante; Andre Yi

Curators:
Exhibition curator: Irene Tsatsos
Consulting Curators: Glenn Phillips; Jeff Cain; Julie Deamer; Veronica Wiman.

Accompanying Fair Exchange is a 96-page, full-color, fully-illustrated catalogue in an edition of 1500 (ISBN-13: 978-0-9789111-0-2 and ISBN-10: 0-9789111-0-5) designed by Department of Graphic Sciences with essays by curators Irene Tsatsos, Glenn Phillips, Jeff Cain, Julie Deamer, and Veronica Wiman; an introduction by Millard Sheets Gallery Executive Director Dan Danzig; and an exhibition checklist and artist biographies.

The Millard Sheets Gallery at the Los Angeles County Fair will present Fair Exchange, a group exhibition by 28 Los Angeles-based artists and collectives, for the annual L.A. County Fair, September 8 – October 1, 2006.

Traditionally, the Fair has been a celebration of regional domestic and agricultural arts and sciences. Although fairs and art galleries share the practice of exhibition as a way to communicate cultural meaning and values, historical boundaries have distinguished one tradition from the other. Fair Exchange aims to challenge these barriers and open a meaningful dialogue between artists, fairgoers, and art audiences. At the same time, the participants in Fair Exchange make work that falls into categories that are appropriate for the county fair as a venue, including work that employs crafts that are typically put into competitions at the fair; work that deals with agrarian and domestic subject matters; work that engages with politics at the local and regional levels; and work that takes the fair itself as subject matter. Within the broader thematic framework of the Los Angeles living experience, the participants in Fair Exchange will produce, for example: knitwear that bears sociopolitical commentary; a meditative mandala constructed of prizes from the Fair’s midway; “Urban Ranger” tours of the Fairgrounds that illuminate the cultural history of the Fair; edible garden kiosks proffering sustainable land use models; the time-honored New Photography competition juried by the competition’s own entrants and the public via the web; and a public forum for presentation of social and artistic ideas.

In addition to the works displayed in the Millard Sheets Gallery, a number of projects in Fair Exchange will be dispersed throughout the fairgrounds itself, including works that have been integrated into the Fair’s exhibitions of crochet, quilting, knitwear, tablescaping, and Christmas tree decoration.

In conjunction with the exhibit, there will be a rich and extensive program of performances, concerts, workshops, demonstrations, and educational events. For more information, please visit http://www.millardsheetsgallery.org

Gallery Hours and Admission:
Monday-Tuesday Closed
Wednesday-Thursday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Admission to the Millard Sheets Gallery is free with Fair admission. Public parking is available at Gates 9 and 17. Trams to and from parking lots are free of charge. For additional information about Fair hours, admission, and transportation please visit http://www.lacountyfair.com or call (909) 623-3111.

Fair Exchange is presented by Farmer’s Insurance. The exhibition is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

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15. Yuliya Lanina, FF Member, at Van Der Plas Gallery, opening Sept. 8, and more.

Dear friends,
I would like to invite you to September shows I will be participating in (unfortunately I would be personally present only at New York one). Hope you can make it.

VAN DER PLAS GALLERY
89 South Street - Pier 17, New York, NY 10038
MYSTICAL CITY
GROUP EXHIBITION
Vasily Kafanov, Artem Mirolevich, Dimitri Semakov, Constantine Gedal, Yuliya Lanina, Mary Westring, Julia Shaternik
Performance: C.Eule Dance, costumes by Yuliya Lanina

Performance & Reception:  September 8th, 6 - 9 pm
The show will be on display at the Van Der Plas Gallery from August 4th
to September 10th 2006.  The Gallery is located in the center of New
York City legendary South Street Seaport, Pier 17 on the second floor
in the mall.

TOUCH
GROUP EXHIBITION of Works from Britain, US and Chinese Artists:
Hei Gui(China) Jiang Bo(China), Martin Derbyshire(Britain), Mark
Klemer(American), Yuliya Lanina(American), Abraham Lubelski(American),
Peter Wayen Lewis(American), Vaneaas Notley (France)
Organizer: 3+3 Space   NY ARTS
Exhibition director: Man Kaihui
Exhibition Assistant:Jones xiong
Location: Beijing Jiuxianqiao Road 4 ( Dashanzi Art South Zone)
Website: www.3plus3.com.cn
www.nyartsbeijing.com
Show runs: September 2°-September 28, 2006
Opening Ceremony: 3:00pm.September 2, 2006

All the best,
Yuliya
www.yuliyalanina.com

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16. Patty Chang, FF Alumn, at Asia Society, opening Sept. 7, 6:30 pm

One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now
Thursday, September 7 through Sunday, December 10
At Asia Society and Museum
725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street)
New York, NY

Opening reception Thursday, September 7, with a "Meet the Artists"
tour starting at 6:30pm; galleries open until 9pm.

Artists in the Exhibition: Michael Arcega, Xavier Cha, Patty Chang, Binh Danh, Mari Eastman, Ala Ebtekar, Chitra Ganesh, Glenn Kaino, Geraldine Lau, Jiha Moon, Laurel Nakadate, Kaz Oshiro, Anna Sew Hoy, Jean Shin, Indigo Som, Mika Tajima, Saira Wasim

Co-Curated By Melissa Chiu, Karin Higa & Susette S. Min

Asia Society presents its first major group show devoted to contemporary Asian American art in more than twelve years. Named after Blondie's hit song, this uniquely conceived exhibition of works by seventeen Asian American artists-most of them born during the explosion of pop culture in the 1970's-will draw attention to the most critical and prevalent themes current among today's young Asian American artists.

Asia Society's groundbreaking 1994 exhibition, Asia/America: Identities in Contemporary Asian American Art, showed the works of artists actively wrestling with their immigrant experience and the sensation of otherness. The current exhibition presents artists for whom other sensibilities and artistic questions have greater importance. One Way or Another includes works in a wide variety of media, including painting, sculpture, installations, and video.

A fully illustrated book, One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now, will be available at AsiaStore.

For information on related programs, see http://www.AsiaSociety.org
or call the Asia Society box office at 212-517-ASIA.
For more information, contact Elaine Merguerian or Jennifer Suh at 212-327-9271
You can also visit http://www.indigosom.com

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17. James Johnson, FF Member, at Printed Matter

Printed Matter, Inc. announces new arrivals, among them, Aurora A-Z by yours truly.
http://printedmatter.org/recent.cfm
Happy Labor Day!
James Johnson
www.discopie.com
Where Art Happens

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18. Eugene Rodriguez, FF Alumn, at Tribes Gallery, NY, opening Sept. 9, 6-9 pm

Tribes Gallery
285 East Third St. #2 (btwn C & D)
New York, NY 10009
Tel. 212-674-3778  Fax 212-664-1534
www.tribes.org  email: info@tribes.org
Gallery Hours: tues-sat, 12-5 pm

FLOOD
An exhibition of video shorts by Eugene Rodriguez

In these Dickensian times, while the "long war" rages on and as racist and xenophobic hostility against immigrants rises, the barrage of imagery we receive from mainstream media seems bent on perpetuating a "We-Are-The-World" utopia more suited to consumers than citizens. Yet in these best and worst of times, it is important to not allow an historical amnesia to envelop this moment and hold it hostage. FLOOD is a timely, thought provoking experimental film which directly tackles the pathos of our age of uncertainty and turmoil in three separate but related shorts.

This September Tribes Gallery presents the work of Eugene Rodriguez. Mr. Rodriguez is the first place winner of the gallery's first international competition which was judged by Robert Storr, Dean of Fine Arts at Yale University and Director of the 2007 Venice Bienale. The exhibition will run from September 9-28, 2006. An opening reception, at which the artist will be present, will be held on Thursday, September 9th, 2006, from 6-9 pm.

A San Francisco based artist, Eugene Rodriguez's work includes film/video, painting, photography, and installation.  All the work investigates the ways in which transnational corporate media, while seeming to have a hold on the production/dissemination of information and entertainment, does permit for alternative means of image-making in order to forge openings of agency and resistance. Aesthetically, Rodriguez experiments with narrative to depict the various selves reflected and multiple identities refracted though a technological sieve/screen with an inherent feedback loop, which he refers to as the "Echo" phenomenon. Essential to his inquiry is the relationship between the audience, screen, and technology. Always on his mind is the question, "How can emerging new technologies, in contrast to mainstream media, be utilized to present a broader and more diverse showcase of people's lives?"

Eugene Rodriguez has been featured in solo exhibitions at Franklin Furnace and Gallery 49 in New York and Encantada Gallery in San Francisco. He has also been included in group exhibitions across the United States and Canada. His films/videos have been featured in numerous national and international festivals.

For more information, please contact Dora Espinoza @ 212-674-3778

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19. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, on internet radio, Sept. 10, 11:30 am, http://ezhelp.org/chat

Bob Redys (a.k.a. Big Bob), host of the EZHelp, You and More show invites you to join him online and listen and/or chat with audience members and radio guest Harley Spiller. Please log on at:
http://ezhelp.org/chat

You can find out more about the show at:
http://ezhelp.org/blog

and if you have a connection problem, please go to:
http://ezhelp.org/help

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