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Goings On: posted week of September 11, 2006

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1. Franklin Furnace, Susan Hiller, Willoughby Sharp, FF Alumns, participate in Liverpool Biennial 2006, UK, opening Sept. 16, 4 pm
2. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Canal Room, NY, TONITE
3. Dan Kwong, FF Alumn, at St. Mark’s Church, NY, Sept. 21-24, 8:30 pm
4. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, in Peekskill, NY, Sept. 16, 12-4 pm
5. Matthew Geller, FF Alumn, at Collect Pond Park, NY, opening Sept. 13, 6-8 pm
6. City Reliquary, Joshua Fried, Stephen Lichty, Mark Tribe, FF Alumns, in Conflux Festival, Brooklyn, Sept. 14-17
7. Eric Bogosian, Heather Woodbury, FF Alumns, in the NY Times, Sept. 2, 2006
8. Suzanne Kuffler, FF Alumn, at Alexandria Museum of Art, Louisiana, and more
9. Beatriz da Costa, Jamie Schulte, Brooke Singer, FF Alumns, on 125 Maiden Lane, opening Sept. 14, 5-7 pm.
10. Juana Valdez, FF Alumn, at Queens Library Gallery, thru Jan. 14, and more.
11. Andy Warhol, FF Alumn, at Michael Kohn Gallery, LA, thru Oct. 14, and more
12. Cheri Gaulke, FF Alumn, at Sam Francis Gallery, Santa Monica, opening Sept. 14
13. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, in Los Angeles, September 15 & 16.
14. Grace Roselli, FF Alumn, at Momenta Art, Sept. 15-Oct. 15
15. ReFashioned at The Gallery at Harriet’s Alter Ego, Brooklyn, opening Sept. 13
16. Rev. Billy, FF Alumn, at South Street Seaport, TONITE, 6 pm
17. David Khang, FF Alumn, at The Western Front Society, Vancouver, Sept. 16, 8 pm
18. Steven Watson, FF Alumn, publishes essay on the work of Judy Pfaff
19. Susana Cook, FF Alumn, at Williams College, Sept. 30, 6 pm
20. Geoff Hendricks, FF Alumn, in Washington Square Park, Sept. 17, 3 pm
21. Grace Roselli, FF Alumn, at Momenta Art, opening Sept. 15, 6-8 pm
22. Peggy Diggs, Hans Haacke, Ligorano/Reese, Muntadas, Yoko Ono, Carolee Schneemann, Dread Scott, Krzystof Wodiczko, FF Alumns, at Jim Kempner Fine Art, opening Sept. 14, 6-8 pm
23. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Juana Valdes, FF Alumns, at Jersey City Museum, opening Sept. 14, 6-8 pm
24. Jenny Polak, FF Alumn, in Union Square Park, TODAY, 4 pm
25. Micki Watanabe, FF Alumn, at Leonard Fox, Ltd., NY, opening Sept. 14, 5:30-8:30
26. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, at NY Food Museum, Sept. 17, 10-4:30 pm

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1. Franklin Furnace, Susan Hiller, Willoughby Sharp, FF Alumns, participate in Liverpool Biennial 2006, UK, opening September 16, 4 pm

the Man Museum presents:
BLURPRINTS
ANOTHER VACANT SPACE
LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL 2006
INDEPENDENTS

September 16-4pm through November 12 2006

AVS
25 Parliament Street
Liverpool L8
Merseyside
England
UK

Susan Hiller, Willoughby Sharp, FF Alumns are presenting work at the Liverpool Biennial 2006, and Franklin Furnace Archive is presenting the exhibition:

History of Disappearance
Live Art from New York 1975 – Present
Work selected from the Archives of Franklin Furnace

New York-based arts organization Franklin Furnace, established in 1976, is devoted to working with temporal art forms such as artists' books, installation, live art/performance art, and now net.art. When U.S. Government funding for the arts became subject to standards of ‘decency’, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Franklin Furnace supported artists' fight for freedom of expression. In 1996, Franklin Furnace transformed into a ‘virtual institution’, closing its TriBeCa exhibition space, to bring ephemeral forms via the internet to audiences of the avant-garde worldwide. This exhibition and accompanying seminar present highlights from the archives of Franklin Furnace and chronicle the transformation of live art from a form that disappears, into one that is preserved.

contact:
Adam Nankervis
adam.museumman@gmail.com
ph:0044 (0) 151 70 30 569
www.museumman.org

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2. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Canal Room, NY, TONITE

Monday, September 11
An Esoteric Night ­ A Benefit Concert for Tom Terrell
@ Canal Room
285 West Broadway & Canal Street, NYC
21+ w/ID

$20 LIMITED Advance Tickets are available at www.giantstepstore.net
Or
$25/Door

100% of the proceeds will go to the Tom Terrell Fund.

Join Giant Step family and friends in a benefit concert for longtime friend and supporter, Tom Terrell on Monday, September 11th at Canal Room.

A DC native and Ft. Greene veteran Tom Terrell has been in the music industry mix since the early 80s. Among many contributions, Tom has served Publicity Manager for Verve Records, NPR Commentator, liner note writer and contributor to Global Rhythms, Jazziz, Vibe, Trace and Essence, DJ at DC’s 9:30 Club and Alt Rock Champions WHFS-FM.

This past summer Tom was diagnosed with cancer, and is without health insurance. As a result, artists whom Tom has influenced over the years and vice versa including, Meshell Ndegeocello, Angelique Kidjo, Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell, Marc Anthony Thompson, Vernon Reid, Nora York + many more with special unannounced guests, have gathered together to bring this worthy fundraiser to fruition. Encompassing the myriad of sounds that Tom Terrell embraces, this one-of-a-kind event is a loving shout-out to a creative catalyst, tireless fan and resident of Planet Rock.

Craig Street (Musical Director) With artist appearances to include: Angelique Kidjo, Alfredo "Catfish" Alias, Butch Morris, Coati Mundi, DJ Eric Hilton (Thievery Corporation), DJ Funmi Ononaiye, Greg Osby, Harriet Tubman Band, James Hurt, DJ Joaquin "Joe" Claussell, Kenny Barron, Liberty Ellman, Marc Anthony Thompson, Marc Cary, Meshell N'Degeocello, Morley, Nora York, Oren Bloedow, Randy Weston's African Rhythms, Stephanie McKay, Vernon Reid, & Special Surprise Guests!!

For those that can not attend, but would still like to donate,
Checks and Money Orders (NO CASH) can be sent to:

The Tom Terrell Benefit Fund
c/o Dr. Bevadine Z. Terrell
1839 Otis Street NE
Washington, DC 20018

100% of the proceeds will go to the Tom Terrell Benefit Fund.

To Learn More About Prostate Cancer, visit: www.prostatecancerfoundation.org

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3. Dan Kwong, FF Alumn, at St. Mark’s Church, NY, Sept. 21-24, 8:30 pm

Dan Kwong, FF Alumn, will perform as guest artist with Rebollar Dance Theatre in "WOODEN MARY". St. Marks Church, NYC.  Sept. 21-24,  8:30PM.

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4. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, in Peekskill, NY, Sept. 16, 12-4 pm

May I Borrow Your Eyes?

Having been to Peekskill just once before for only a few hours, I now invite
local residents as well as visitors to guide me through their favorite parts
of the city. I will have my eyes closed from the time I arrive in Peekskill
until the time I depart. I will ONLY see what is shown to me through someone
else's eyes. Your eyes.

Sat, Sept 16, 12-4pm, Peekskill, NY

To sign up to be a guide, e-mail Nicolás at: indioclaro@hotmail.com or look
for him right in front of the Submarine Galley, 1 N. Division St., (914)
739-8827

These journeys are part of the Peekskill Project 2006. Sponsorship is
provided by the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art.
http://www.hvcca.com/peekskillproject/

Peek-skill: May I Borrow Your Eyes? © 2006 Nicolás Dumit Estévez

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5. Matthew Geller, FF Alumn, at Collect Pond Park, NY, opening Sept. 13, 6-8 pm

Awash, a sculptural installation by Matthew Geller, invites the public to sit and swing beneath a cooling, offbeat “portable fountain” in historic Collect Pond Park, on Leonard Street between Centre and Lafayette in lower Manhattan. The work will be on view from September 14, 2006 to November 25, 2006, 7AM – 8PM.

Combining the archaic and the modern with an absurdist twist, Geller’s steel-and- Plexiglas structure provides shelter from its own inclement weather. A water tank sprays water onto a skylight incongruously mounted on a "sidewalk bridge," much like the ones that protect pedestrians at construction sites. Inside the bridge hang several seats recalling both old-fashioned porch swings and traditional park benches, allowing up to eight people to sit and talk while rain splashes romantically on the skylight overhead.

Geller’s previous work includes Foggy Day, an artificial fog bank that turned Chinatown's noir-picturesque Cortlandt Alley into a movie set for people who aren't in pictures, while emphasizing less noticed aspects of the locale such as puddles, plants growing in crevices, and the steam jets from adjacent garment factories. His pieces have been described as "urban earthworks."

Like Foggy Day, Awash is a hybrid, or "recombinant" art work that fuses the history of a region with its overlooked present. While sidewalk bridges still dot the Manhattan cityscape, the swings and spraying water hark back to an earlier time, when Collect Pond Park was known as "The Collect," a fishing and recreation lake. After suffering the effects of too-dense urbanization, the Collect was drained by the City and became the home of the notorious "Five Points" district, immortalized in the book and film Gangs of New York.

No longer the scene of battles between gangs such as the Bowery Boys and the Dead Rabbits, Collect Pond Park now sits sedately surrounded by government buildings: the Criminal Court, Civil Court, and Family Court are all visible from the park. Lunchgoers and passersby are invited to sit beneath the fountain while contemplating the past and present of this resonant area.

Awash has been made possible, in part, by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council with the generous support of The September 11th Fund. Additional support received from The City of New York Department of Parks & Recreation Temporary Public Art Program. Color photographs are available. For further information please contact: 917-804-0118 or publicart@ix.netcom.com

Collect Pond Park (Leonard Street between Centre and Lafayette Streets in lower Manhattan) is a short walk from: J, M, N, Q, W, Z, 6 to Canal Street; 1 to Franklin Street; R, W to City Hall; A, C, J, M, Z to Chambers Street; 4, 5, 6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall

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6. City Reliquary, Joshua Fried, Stephen Lichty, Mark Tribe, FF Alumns, in Conflux Festival, Brooklyn, Sept. 14-17

Stephen Lichty project is described below.
For information on the other participants please visit www.confluxfestival.org
Thank you.

immanent domain
14 September through 16 September 2006

Stephen Lichty is pleased to announce his participation in this year's Conflux Festival, scheduled to take place September 14th through 17th throughout Brooklyn, New York.  As contribution to the festival, Lichty will present a public performance Thursday, September 14th at 7pm on North 9th Street between Roebling and Havemeyer Streets in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  In dialogue with the performance, an exhibition of editioned prints and digital works will be on view at Instigator Gallery through Saturday the 16th.

The performance of immanent domain focuses on the spatial dynamics of three individuals responding to one another within a set of encoded rules.  The accompanying, editioned set of 100 prints suggests possible traces of the performers' movements, visualizing a series of physical and psychological domains in public space.

Through immanent domain, Lichty explores both the power and fragility of systems.  The discreet movements of the performance and elegant simplicity of the printed images ask the viewer to consider not only what is immediately apparent but also to engage further with what might be possible.  In this way, the images and performance begin to involve the psychological space of the viewer and the contemporary cultural imagination at large. 

Presented by Glowlab, the Conflux Festival examines contemporary psychogeography, the study of the physical and psychological landscape of cities.  Conflux 2006 will include more than 75 international artists, brought together to investigate the urban experience through artistic and social practice.  This is Stephen Lichty's first participation in Conflux.

Instigator Gallery is located at 220 North 8th Street between Roebling Street and Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  immanent domain will be on view Thursday, September 14th and Friday, September 15th from 6-10pm and Saturday, September 16th from 11am - 6pm.  For more information, please visit confluxfestival.org or poserclub.com.

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7. Eric Bogosian, Heather Woodbury, FF Alumns, in the NY Times, Sept. 2, 2006

From the September 2, 2006 New York Times:

Stage Dropouts

Actors are dropping out all over. John C. Reilly was to start rehearsals this week in Los Angeles for Heather Woodbury’s five-hour, two-part “Tale of 2Cities: An American Joyride on Multiple Tracks,” which is to open the U.C.L.A. Live season on Sept. 30 and then come to Performance Space 122 in New York on Oct. 12. Mr. Reilly, one of seven actors in the play, withdrew because of a scheduling conflict with another project. A spokesman for Mr. Reilly could not be reached yesterday. No replacement has been named. “At this late stage it’s very disappointing,” said Vallejo Gantner, artistic director of P.S. 122. ... And because of — guess — a conflict with her filming schedule, Kelli Garner has withdrawn from the Second Stage Theater production of Eric Bogosian’s “subUrbia,” to start performances on Oct. 29. Gaby Hoffmann, seen in Wendy Wasserstein’s “Third” last fall, will be her replacement. CAMPBELL ROBERTSON

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8. Suzanne Kuffler, FF Alumn, at Alexandria Museum of Art, Louisiana, and more

Suzanne Kuffler, FF Alumn, is in group shows at Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA, August 25-October 15, and at Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA, September 2-October 29

Suzanne Kuffler’s Restarting Continuity (Suspended Animations/A Container Installation Series) works with a structure of parts and a substitution of one set of intangibles in a whole photograph for another set of intangibles in an installation/sculpture work. The working parts are from wire, from plastic, from a mesh container or from photographs (curved, suspended, angled, piled up, flipped over or obscured). Wire passes through or crosses over photo bits, mesh and plastic. Wire ends trail off. Plastic offers two sides to work with. Plastic is painted and pierced. Mesh offers permeability, a barrier, and structural support. There is an inside and a surround. Permeability of the mesh heightens the fact that light and air are crossing a boundary and specifically entering the container. Photo parts and materials can be inserted through the mesh as well. The inaccessibility of some photo parts further increases the suspension of a chronological story. The composition branches off into a new narrative that stops short of narrative as a literal construction material. The construction is precise; the narrative is inconclusive as a story but conclusive as a work- editing spatial relationships within, between and among various photographs. Continuity has been broken to be restarted.

Louisiana : 318-443-3458, www.themuseum.org

Virginia : 757-596-8175, www.pfac-va.org

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9. Beatriz da Costa, Jamie Schulte, Brooke Singer, FF Alumns, on 125 Maiden Lane, opening Sept. 14, 5-7 pm.

AIR :: Area's Immediate Reading - Preemptive Media (Beatriz da Costa, Jamie Schulte and Brooke Singer)
Launches Sept. 14, 2006

AIR, a new project from Preemptive Media and recipient of the 2005 Social Sculpture Commission from Eyebeam and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, launches on Thursday, September 14. AIR is a public, social experiment in which people are invited to use Preemptive Media's portable air monitoring devices to explore their neighborhoods and urban environments for pollution and fossil fuel burning hotspots. A release party will occur Sept. 14, 5-7pm at the AIR headquarters located in 125 Maiden Lane in Lower Manhattan. The headquarters will be open 9/15-21 from 12-7pm daily and data visualization will be live online starting 9/14. For more information visit http://www.pm-air.net/.

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10. Juana Valdez, FF Alumn, at Queens Library Gallery, thru Jan. 14, and more.

Hello and welcome,
Some shows I have work in:

Cultural Redress: Reinterpreting Fashions from the Index of American Design
Opening Reception Sept. 7 from 6-8PM
Sept. 7, 2006 - Jan. 14, 2007
Queens Library Gallery Curated by Juliana Driever
"Cultural Redress: Reinterpreting Fashions from the Index of American Design" is an exploration of the Queens Library’s holdings in the Index of American Design (a WPA project) by eight contemporary artists whose work demonstrates that fashion goes well beyond practical considerations to communicate who we are, as individuals and as a culture. PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Jody Culkin, Stefany Anne Golberg, Selma Karaca, Elizabeth Sturges Llerena, Kambui Olujimi, Anne Polashenski, Juana Valdes, Gretchen Vitamvas.
Queens Library Gallery
89-11 Merrick Boulevard Jamaica, NY 11432
718-990-8665
Mon-Fri 10-9, Sat 10-5:30
www.queenslibrary.org/gallery
F Train to 169th Street or E Train to Jamaica Center

Tropicalisms
Sept. 14, 2006 - Jan. 14, 2007
This exhibition asks fundamental questions about the tropical landscape and how contemporary artists have used it in their work, either to subvert common (mis)conceptions or simply quote this scenery as part of an everyday experience. Exploring the history of the colonization of the New World as a land of savage and unexpected beauty, this exhibition rejects utopian visions of the tropical landscape that continue to mark their presence in contemporary tourist literature. Instead, artists explore the difficulties inherent in the development of this problematic reading of the tropical landscape. Featured artists are: Manuel Acevedo, Matías Aguilar, Elia Alba, Adriana Arenas, William Armbruster, Nicole Awai, Terry Boddie, Norton Bush, José Camacho, Javier Cambre, Vladimir Cibyl Charlier, David Antonio Cruz, Jon Cuyson III, María Dominguez, Jeffrey Gibson, GULDSVEINEN (Monika Broz+Andrew Wilkson), Andre Juste, Vandana Jain, Deborah Jack, Kristina Jacob, Jeff Jacobson, G. Jerome, Rajkamal Kahlon, María Lau, Builder Levy, Miguel Luciano, Lynn Mullins, Joan Pamboukes, Wanda Raimundi-Ortíz, Gloria Rodríguez, Natalie Shook, Joseph Stella, Rhonda Tymeson, Mary Valverde, Juana Valdes, Raul Villarreal, Amy Wilson.

350 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
(at the corner of Monmouth Street)
Mass transit from Manhattan
Take the Newark or Journal Square PATH train to the Grove Street station in Jersey City. Exit the station and make a left (walk southwest) on Grove Street. Walk three blocks to Montgomery Street and turn right. Walk four blocks to the corner of Monmouth Street.

OFF AXIS: Santa Barbara, CA 2006
Espacio Central / Central Space: Site Specific Installation
From Sept. 17 -24, 2006 www.sboffaxis.org
A Global exploration of contemporary art in Santa Barbara.
Espacio Central / Central Space brings a unique installation component to Off-Axis,
featuring the work of contemporary artists working in the United States and Mexico City
Off Axis is a collaborative, multi-venue presentation of contemporary arts; featuring a month long immersion of exhibitions, public openings, artist interventions, tours, lectures, and cross over events that will be source of discovery. Engaging artist, art collectors, curators, critics, and art enthusiasts from Santa Barbara, California and around the world, Off Axis provides a unique opportunity to explore new ideas and critical approaches to contemporary art practices in a community wide setting.
Recognizing Santa Barbara as a creative forum for artist, design professionals and individuals to engage with the art and culture of our time; Off Axis serves as a laboratory to explore and develop networks to create and support contemporary art.

Espacio Central / Central Space: Installation
Espacio Central / Central Space brings a unique installation component to Off-Axis, featuring the work of contemporary artists working in the United States and Mexico City.
Based on a previous project in Sumter, South Carolina, Accessibility 2005, Transplanted: Latino Artist in the USA.
Artist/Curator Rafael Perea de la Cabada selected three installation artists to create site-specific projects in Santa Barbara: Patricia Villalobos ( Nicaragua), Juana Valdez ( Cuba),
Candice Ivy (USA).
He also invited guest curator in Mexico City Joseph Janka to work concurrently on three installation projects in Mexico City.
The artists are: Perla Krauze ( Mexico), Jorge Aguirre ( Mexico)

These site-specific installations will be documented through video presentations on Santa Barbara Channels television. A Blog will link Off-Axis artists working on Espacio Central / Central Space with other communities, expanding Santa Barbara’s image as a international arts and cultural destination.

thank you.

Juana Valdes
http://homepage.mac.com/juanavaldes/

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11. Andy Warhol, FF Alumn, at Michael Kohn Gallery, LA, thru Oct. 14, and more

ANDY WARHOL
Late Black and White Paintings
Sept. 9 – Oct. 14, 2006

Michael Kohn Gallery
8071 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
323 658 8088 (t)
3232 658 8068 (f)
info@kohngallery.com

Kohn Hutter Fine Art
9895 S. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
310 843 0007
310 843 0009
info@kohnhutter.com

The Michael Kohn Gallery, in conjunction with Kohn Hutter Fine Art, Beverly Hills, is proud to announce an exhibition of major paintings by ANDY WARHOL.

At the Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, the show will be comprised of large-scale, black and white advertisement paintings that are images taken directly from newspapers, nearly six by seven feet in size. These paintings constitute some of the most important late works by one of the Twentieth Century’s most infamous artists.

As Charles Stuckey wrote, “[Warhol] extended the concept of drawings and paintings based directly on images taken from New York daily newspapers that he had developed briefly in the early 1960s. Images of footwear (sneakers and hiking boots)…are important motifs in Warhol’s late black-and-white series—a body of work particularly informed by street culture and commercial art.”

In the seven years before he died Warhol had revisited the themes and sources of his earliest Pop works. Starting in 1979 the “Reversal” series was a direct re-creation of his most famous works from the 1960s to early 70s; from that point forward the artist seems to have often kept in mind the ideas of early Pop for his later paintings. Warhol had produced paintings with shoes as subject matter since the diamond dust series five years earlier, and presumably when the artist returned to newspapers as source material the preponderance of shoe advertisements attracted Warhol’s attention.

The canvases at the Michael Kohn Gallery exhibition will consist of major works from the black and white series: “Pumas,” “Beatle Boots,” “Hiking Boots,” along with selected other paintings by Warhol.

At Kohn Hutter Fine Art, Beverly Hills, a single large-scale, black-and-white canvas will be exhibited along with selected other works by Warhol.

Website: http://www.artnet.com/kohngallery.html

And...

There is a cover story on Andy Warhol in the New York Press, Sept. 6-12, 2006 edition.

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12. Cheri Gaulke, FF Alumn, at Sam Francis Gallery, Santa Monica, opening Sept. 14

Dear Friends,

I am showing some of my artists’ books at an upcoming exhibition. Maybe I’ll see you at the opening. The details are below:

Artists Who Teach: Crossroads Faculty Then and Now
Opening Reception: Thurs., Sept. 14, 2006, 6-8 pm

Sam Francis Gallery
Crossroads School
2nd floor, Peter Boxenbaum Arts Building
1714 Twenty-First Street
Santa Monica , CA 90404

Info: 310 829-7391 x425
Gallery Hours: Mon.-Fri. 1-3 pm

Dates of exhibition: 9/7/06-10/12/06

More about it: Before I taught at Harvard-Westlake (this is my 19th year), I taught at Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences. I am delighted to be part of this exhibition and re-connect with former colleagues, who are an impressive bunch of artists!

Cheri Gaulke

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13. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, in Los Angeles, Sept. 15 and 16.

You have two extremely rare chances to see the infamous San Francisco cultural subversive Frank Moore and his band Cherotic All-Stars' doing their ripping erotic passion punk jazz !

Frank Moore's Cherotic All-Star Band
Will be performing in Los Angeles

Friday, September 15, 2006
With +Dog+, justin shay & novi split
at
Il Corral
9pm
$5 donation
664 n. heliotrope LA 90004
323-663-0137
http://ilcorral.net/

And

Saturday, September 16, 2006
With Real Love is Entorphy, the Refrigerator Mothers and die Rockers die
At
The cocaine 
8:30 pm
366 E. 2nd St. LA CA 90012
http://www.thecocaine.com

for more information
fmoore@eroplay.com
www.eroplay.com/events.html

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14. Grace Roselli, FF Alumn, at Momenta Art, Sept. 15-Oct. 15

Grace Roselli
The Unhumane Society
Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, 2006

"For our inaugural exhibition at our new location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and opening our 20th year anniversary season, Momenta Art is pleased to present a group exhibition titled The Unhumane Society. This collection of painting, video, photography and sculpture points it's lens at the animal kingdom, but in this documentary moment, something goes awry."

http://www.momentaart.org/cur_pro/unhumane.html

Momenta Art is located at 359 Bedford Avenue, [between S.4th and S.5th]  in the
Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Hours: Thursday- Monday, 12-6pm 
tel:718.218.8058

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15. ReFashioned at The Gallery at Harriet’s Alter Ego, Brooklyn, opening Sept. 13

The Gallery at Harriets Alter Ego will kick off Spring 2007 Fashion Week with the opening of their new exhibit, Art ReFashioned, with work by Meridith McNeal, Cotrice, Alicia P, Nefur Bovea, and Nacinimod.

Focusing on the use of fashion and style as an art form, the exhibit will showcase work from apparel designers as well as visual artists.

The Opening Party will be catered by Red Bamboo Restaurant and feature DJ Lynnee Denise and live Mannequins dressed in Harriet's Alter Ego Fall 2006 Collection.

Wed. Sept 13th @ 7pm
on view through Oct. 9, 2006

HARRIET'S ALTER EGO
293 Flatbush Avenue
Bklyn, NY 11217
www.harrietsalteregoonline.com
718.783.2074

DIRECTIONS:
2/3 to Bergen St.
B/Q to 7th Ave

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16. Rev. Billy, FF Alumn, at South Street Seaport, TONITE, 6 pm

Peace Show At The Spiegeltent

Give us the courage to sit in a plane that is stuck nose-first in the World Trade Center. Give us the courage to sit in that ball of fire and give us the imagination to fly backwards out of it, sliding back over the city toward a small opening that we missed, Peace!

Join us in the Spiegeltent, a few blocks east of Ground Zero on the evening of 9/11, Monday at 6PM, on Pier 17 behind the Fulton Fish Market. The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir will be there with the Not Buying It Band and special Peace guests Malachy McCourt, Bernardo Palombo and Jonathan Tasini.

Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir
Spiegeltent, Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport
Monday September 11 2006 at 6PM
Tickets are $10 at Revbilly.com, $15 at the door.
Directions: Take the jmz, 456, ace to Broadway/Nassau/Fulton
Click Here for a New York Times Review of our Spiegeltent run exposing Victoria's Dirty Secrets

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

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17. David Khang, FF Alumn, at The Western Front Society, Vancouver, Sept. 16, 8 pm

The Western Front Society presents:

Mediamorphosis
David Khang accompanied by pianist Jason de Couto
Curated by Joanne Bristol
Saturday Sept. 16  8 PM

David Khang's Mediamorphosis is a performative installation examining representations of transformation and translation. Within this work, layers of event time and screen space expand, complicating such binaries as 'nature/culture', and 'past/present'. The work will unfold over the course of the evening, allowing the audience multiple perspectives on the aesthetics and politics of mediation. About this investigation, Khang writes:

"Our lives are mediated. Technological transformation in media equates transformation of our experiential knowledge. My intent is to create tensions as well as blur the line between mediated reality and traditional ways of perceiving and experiencing life in real time. While performance art has enjoyed the rhetoric of pure and 'unmediated immediacy' of experience, the time-based nature of performance and video inexorably push the two genres towards each other. Performance art, carried by the media of video/ TV/ photography, transforms into a new genre, a simulacrum of what it once proclaimed as 'pure' (non-commodifiable) experience.

"How do we experience the sound of butterfly wings flapping when it is mediated? How does this sound transform into a visual language? Or into music? Does the transformation of a butterfly from one state to the next parallel our communication process? In this performance, live monarch butterflies become prosthetic aids to 'perform' language that is perhaps at once sound, image, and the medium itself."
This work is presented in conjunction with Vancouver's NewFormsFestival06. ( www.newformsfestival.com).

The Western Front
303 East 8th Avenue
Vancouver V5T 1S1
604.876.9343 www.front.bc.ca

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18. Steven Watson, FF Alumn, publishes essay on the work of Judy Pfaff

Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening of Judy Pfaff: Buckets of Rain, an installation. The exhibition continues through to Oct. 7th, 2006. Subsequently, a catalogue including an essay by Steven Watson will also be available following the exhibition. The opening reception in honor of the artist will be held at the gallery on Thursday, Sept. 7th from 6 - 8pm.

Buckets of Rain will be the artist’s second installation at the gallery since her inaugural exhibition, Neither Here Nor There, in the fall of 2003. In his essay for the catalogue, Watson writes,

Judy Pfaff resists categories. She works as a painter in three dimensions – the elements are ardently material, but her concerns are not sculptural. She dislikes being tied to the term “installation” because critics and artists so frequently call it up as an excuse for random complications. Pfaff’s works are dense, cinematic, emotional, chaotic, physical, sprawling and transparent. They are not casual. One could use the term “intense inhabitation” or an “extreme spatial makeover.”

Judy Pfaff received a MacArthur Fellowship (Genius Award) in 2004. Pfaff was the US Representative for the Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil, and has created installations for the Venice Biennale as well as the Whitney Biennial. Selected public collections include: Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, New York, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, Michigan, The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, Elvehjem Museum, Madison, Wisconsin, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. For further information or photography please contact the gallery at (212) 445-0051, www.ameringer-yohe.com or email kh@ameringer-yohe.com.

*Watson, Steven. The Ethereal and The Nasty, catalogue for the exhibition, New York: Ameringer & Yohe Fine Art, 2006.

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19. Susana Cook, FF Alumn, at Williams College, Sept. 30, 6 pm

Susana Cook will be presenting The Values Horror Show at Williams College on Saturday Sept. 30 at 6pm at the '62 Center for Theater and Dance, Directing Studio.  FREE

The Values Horror Show
The Real Story Behind Bigotry & Terrorism
By Susana Cook

A hysterically brilliant meditation on the horrors unleashed under the discourse of Christian and moral values. Queer Ramblings Magazine
 
Argentinean-Butch-Political-Performance-Artist Susana Cook presents The Values Horror Show--a play that deftly combines political satire and dark humor to question the horrors unleashed under the discourse of morality. In this biting social commentary, Cook conjures up the troubled historical ghosts of her native Argentina and compares the rhetoric used by the repressive military regime of Rafael Videla (mid-1970s) with some of American politicians’ current discourse. Commissioned by Dixon Place’s Mondo Cane! Program and presented as part of the HOT! fest, the show is a brilliant tour de force with a riveting opera-rock score.

Described by Cook as “The story of a paranoid post-hero in the era of terrorism,” The Values Horror Show maps out a suspicious world where a parade of grotesque characters travel through schizophrenic situations with seemingly no control over what they think. Their moments of lucidity are quickly overcome by a growing inability to question the values imposed on them. Characters act out an existence dictated by the Patriot Act and are followed by Santa, a God-like figure who appears to know everything about their activities and behaviors, while beautiful and proud Lady America is an opera singer trying to clean her bloody, Lady Macbeth’s hands.

”War is bringing us together. Paranoia makes life all the more exciting.  Are you a terrorist? Have you been seeing things? Do you find yourself singing Christmas Carols in the shower? Do you masturbate afterwards? Do you believe in sanctity and global heterosexuality? This is not a show.  Do not bring any suspicious package.”

Written and Directed by Susana Cook
Original score: Julian Mesri
 
Born in Argentina, NYC based performance artist Susana Cook has been writing and producing original work since 1986. She grew up during the dictatorship in Argentina and moved to the U.S. in 1990.  Since then she has presented 11 original plays.  Cook writes, directs and performs in her shows, the casts of which include mostly women of color. Her work addresses racism, homophobia, nationalism and imperialism.  Recent shows include: Spic for Export, Dykenstein, Hamletango - Prince of Butches, Gross National Product, Hot Tamale, Conga Guerrilla Forest, The Fraud, Butch Fashion Show in the Femme Auto Body Shop, Rats, and 100 Years of Attitude. Susana is the creator and director of Tango Lesbiango, a series of lesbian performance art at Manhattan Neighborhood Network, which has been airing monthly in Public Access Cable Television since 1997.  She was the recipient of the 2003 fellowship in Poetry by NYFA, and received awards from Franklin Furnace Archive, Astraea Foundation and The Puffin Foundation.

Julian Mesri (Composer) was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1986.  He is Susana’s son and came to NY when he was 6 years old. He has composed original music for several of her shows and is the songwriter and lead vocalist for the rock band Blue Velvet, which he founded in 2001.

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20. Geoff Hendricks, FF Alumn, in Washington Square Park, Sept. 17, 3 pm

Sunday, Sept. 17th, 2006
3PM

Washington Square Park, NYC

Come one, come all...
Join in...or gather around...
a mass headstand performance/action/gathering

Inspired by, and a tribute to:
Guest Star, Geoff Hendricks

For more information:
http://www.redcurves.com/headstandsforpeace

Please forward this email to all interested parties.

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21. Grace Roselli, FF Alumn, at Momenta Art, opening Sept. 15, 6-8 pm

I have work in a group show  at Momenta Art, "The Unhumane Society" that opens Friday, Sept.15th from 6-8pm. Please stop by if you can-- Thanks, Grace Roselli

http://www.momentaart.org/cur_pro/unhumane.html

The Unhumane Society
Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, 2006

"For our inaugural exhibition at our new location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and opening our 20th year anniversary season, Momenta Art is pleased to present a group exhibition titled The Unhumane Society. This collection of painting, video, photography and sculpture points it's lens at the animal kingdom, but in this documentary moment, something goes awry."

Momenta Art is located at 359 Bedford Avenue, [betweenS.4th and S.5th]  in the
Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. Hours: Thursday- Monday, 12-6pm tel:718.218.8058

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22. Peggy Diggs, Hans Haacke, Ligorano/Reese, Muntadas, Yoko Ono, Carolee Schneemann, Dread Scott, Krzystof Wodiczko, FF Alumns, at Jim Kempner Fine Art, opening Sept. 14, 6-8 pm

curated by
Marshall Reese

The Medium Is the Message

with
Robert Attanasio
Constantin Boym
Jim Campbell
Nancy Davenport
Peggy Diggs
Christoph Draeger
Hans Haacke
Jane Hammond
Louis Hock
Ligorano/Reese
Marlene McCarty
Muntadas
Yoko Ono
Carolee Schneemann
Dread Scott
Peter Scott
Krzystof Wodiczko

curated by
Marshall Reese

Sept. 9 - Sept. 30

Artists reception Thursday, Sept. 14, 6-8 PM

Jim Kempner Fine Art
501 West 23 Street, NY, NY 10001
Entrance on 10th Avenue

For more information, phone 212 206-6872, info@jimkempner.com
visit Marshall Reese at http://www.pureproductsusa.com

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23. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Juana Valdes, FF Alumns, at Jersey City Museum, opening Sept. 14, 6-8 pm

Tropicalisms
Sept. 14, 2006 - Jan. 14, 2007
Opening Thursday, Sept. 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
For directions see below.

Jersey City Museum
350 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302
201-413-0303
http://www.jerseycitymuseum.org/

This exhibition asks fundamental questions about the tropical landscape and how contemporary artists have used it in their work, either to subvert common (mis)conceptions or simply quote this scenery as part of an everyday experience. Exploring the history of the colonization of the New World as a land of savage and unexpected beauty, this exhibition rejects utopian visions of the tropical landscape that continue to mark their presence in contemporary tourist literature. Instead, artists explore the difficulties inherent in the development of this problematic reading of the tropical landscape. Featured artists are: Manuel Acevedo, Matías Aguilar, Elia Alba, Adriana Arenas, William Armbruster, Nicole Awai, Terry Boddie , Norton Bush, José Camacho, Javier Cambre, Vladimir Cibyl Charlier, David Antonio Cruz, Jon Cuyson III, María Dominguez, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Jeffrey Gibson, GULDSVEINEN (Monika Broz+Andrew Wilkson), Andre Juste, Vandana Jain, Deborah Jack, Kristina Jacob, Jeff Jacobson, G. Jerome, Rajkamal Kahlon, María Lau, Builder Levy, Miguel Luciano, Lynn Mullins, Joan Pamboukes, Wanda Raimundi-Ortíz, Gloria Rodríguez, Natalie Shook, Joseph Stella, Rhonda Tymeson, Mary Valverde , Juana Valdes, Raul Villarreal, Amy Wilson.

Directions:
Take the Newark or Journal Square PATH train to the Grove Street station in Jersey City. Exit the station and make a left (walk southwest) on Grove Street. Walk three blocks to Montgomery Street and turn right. Walk four blocks to the corner of Monmouth Street.

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24. Jenny Polak, FF Alumn, in Union Square Park, TODAY, 4 pm

Please join the NEW YORK PERFORMANCE AGAINST WAR IN THE NAME OF 9-11.

On September 22, 2001 an ad hoc group of artists performed “Our Grief is Not a Cry for War.” It was the eve of the attack on Afghanistan. More than 100 people stood silent and motionless for an hour, all wearing black, all wearing dust masks, all holding signs that read “Our Grief is Not a Cry for War.”

To take a stand against the cooption of Sept. 11 by Bush for his warmongering
ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2006 WE WILL BE PERFORMING AGAIN. The performance will be updated with an additional set of signs in Arabic that speak to the ongoing destruction and death caused by the Bush administration's crusade.
 
Please Join us in the performance. 
Monday, Sept. 11, 2006.  
New York , Union Square
4:00 PM

We will gather in front of the Barnes and Nobel north of the park. Come dressed in black.
  
At 4:30 we will move to the south plaza at the 14th street end of Union Square Park.  We will stand for an hour with our signs.
 
For info: 718-825-9119
 
For news of previous performance see:
http://artistsnetwork.org/news/news14.html

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25. Micki Watanabe, FF Alumn, at Leonard Fox, Ltd., NY, opening Sept. 14, 5:30-8:30

Leonard Fox, Ltd. is pleased to announce the exhibition of several recent works by Brooklyn-based sculptor Micki Watanabe. Using a variety of materials including wood, paper, leather, plastic, fabric and metal, Watanabe plays with traditional forms and techniques, constructing innovative three-dimensional art objects, which challenge both the viewer’s eye and mind. Watanabe is a highly accomplished artist, having participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the world. She also teaches courses in three-dimensional design at Parsons New School for Design and the Pratt Institute.

Leonard Fox, Ltd. is pleased to present Rosemary Warner: Recent Photographs, an exhibition featuring over fifteen large-scale works by the visionary photographer. A selection of new works by sculptor Micki Watanabe will also be on view.

Exhibition Dates:

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006
through
Friday, Nov. 17, 2006

Gallery Hours:

Monday through Friday
9:30am - 5:00pm
and by appointment

Please join us for an opening reception and a chance to meet the artists:

Thursday, Sept. 14, 2006
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Leonard Fox, Ltd.
790 Madison Avenue
Suite 505
New York , NY 10021

Please R.S.V.P. 212-879-7077 or

info@foxrarebooks.com

For more information please contact
Leonard Fox, Emily Klug or Jennifer Klos

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26. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, at NY Food Museum, Sept. 17, 10-4:30 pm

Sixth Annual New York City International PICKLE DAY!

Sunday, Sept. 17, 2006,
10-4:30pm
Orchard Street, between Grand and Broome
D train to Grand Street, F East Broadway, or JMZF to Delancey

Pickle Day is a fun, free street festival that explores pickling traditions from around the world and around the corner. Come explore the Lower East Side, and enjoy the tastes of the historic pickle district, with free samples of pickles from India to Haiti. Learn to make sauerkraut, and how to can, cook, and enjoy pickles. Music, exhibits, art, kids stuff with Inspector Collector aka Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, adult stuff, fun!

This year's generous sponsor: Whole Foods Market!

Forward this email and Tell your Friends! For more information, visit our website at www.nyfoodmuseum.org, or call the Lower East Side BID at 212-226-9010.

Nancy Ralph
Director
NY Food Museum
PO Box 222
Prince St. Station
New York, NY 10012
212-966-0191
e: nyfoodmuse@aol.com
w: www.nyfoodmuseum.org

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