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Goings On: posted week of October 23, 2006

1. Marcia Tucker, former FF Board Member, IN MEMORIAM

2. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Fund for Performance Art 2004-05 recipient, in downtown Manhattan, Oct 28, 10:15 am through 12 noon
3. Bill Gordh, FF Alumn, writes for the NY Philharmonic Young Peoples Concert Series
4. Vito Acconci, AA Bronson, FF Alumns, at Whitney Museum @ Altria, opens Nov 18
5. Sally Greenhouse, Geoff Hendricks, Nam June Paik, Franc Palaia, FF Alumns, celebrate the grand opening of Cabaret Voltaire Art Center, Poughkeepsie NY, Oct 14
6. Donna Stein, FF Alumn, at Pasadena Museum of California Art, thru Jan 7, 2007
7 Fred Wilson, FF Alumn, at Longwood Twenty-Fifth Anniversary, Bronx, opens Dec 6
8. Kim Jones, FF Alumn, at University of Buffalo Art Gallery, thru Dec 17
9. Joyce Kozloff, Christy Rupp, FF Alumns at White Box, opening Oct 25, 6-8 pm
10. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, at bau beacon artists union, Beacon NY, thru Nov 5
11. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at OK Harris, thru Nov 25
12. Lisa Moren, FF Alumn, announces 3 new projects at lisamoren.net
13. Printed Matter announces new exhibition, Editions 1976-2006, thru Nov 25
14. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Diesel Gallery, Brooklyn, thru Nov. 16, and more
15. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, Day of the Dead, Brooklyn, Nov 2, 7:30 pm
16. Linda Montano, Annie Sprinkle, FF Alumns, at College Art Association, Feb 2007
17. Larry Walczak, Ken Butler, FF Alumns, on new blog at blog.eyewashart.com
18. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, at Wave Hill, The Bronx, Oct 29, 2:30 pm
19. Cheri Gaulke, FF Alumn, at The Coffee Table, Silver Lake, CA, Oct 26, 5-7 pm
20. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, announces Nov mini-tour
21. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, in Brooklyn, Nov 11, 1-4 pm
22. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, in Brooklyn, TONITE, 7-8:30 pm
23. John Malpede, FF Alumn, at Church of the Advocate, Philadelphia, Nov 3-5
24. Doug Beube, Stephanie Brody Lederman, FF Alumns, at Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, thru Jul 31, 2007
25. Arturo Lindsay, FF Alumn, at Hatch-Billops Collection, NY, Oct 29, 2 pm
26. Diane Torr, FF Alumn, at CCA, Glasgow, TONITE thru Oct 28, 8 pm
27. Kate Gilmore, FF Alumn, at Mary Boone Gallery, NY, opening Nov 2 and more
28. Susan Barron, FF Alumn, launches website, www.reliquaire.org
29. Stefanie Trojan, FF Alumn, at De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Oct 28
30. Richard Prince, FF Alumn, at Spruth Magers, Cologne, opening Nov 4
31. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, at Makor Gallery, opening Oct 31, 7-9 pm
32. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, at Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ, opening Nov 5
33. Stanya Kahn, FF Alumn, at PS1, Long Island City, Oct. 29, 2006-Jan 8, 2007
34. Yuliya Lanina, FF Member, at Realform Girdle Building, Brooklyn, opening Oct 27

1. Marcia Tucker, former FF Board Member, IN MEMORIAM

Dear Friends:

I deeply regret having to share the news that our friend and esteemed colleague, Professor Marcia Tucker, passed away peacefully at her home in Santa Barbara. Marcia's husband, daughter, brother and closest friends were at her side.  

As you know, we have been honored by Marcia's service as Distinguished Visiting Scholar on the Otis faculty since the Fall of 2005, and we had hoped that she would be able to rejoin the faculty next Spring.   Marcia loved being a part of the Otis community and was passionately committed to the education of the undergraduate and graduate Fine Arts students with whom she worked.  

Thanks to the efforts of Meg Linton and Samuel Hoi, Marcia Tucker agreed to accept an Honorary Doctorate from the College in May, 2005. Those of you who were present will remember that her Commencement Address on that occasion was marked by the wit, compassion and deep commitment that were among the hallmarks of Marcia's life as a curator, museum director, author and educator.

Marcia's family and friends are still discussing how best to pay tribute to her remarkable memory, and we will keep you informed as those plans are announced.  Please join me in holding Marcia Tucker and her extended family in your thoughts and prayers today and in the weeks to come.

Thank you,
John Gordon

Otis College of Art and Design


2. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Fund for Performance Art 2004-05 recipient, in downtown Manhattan, Oct 28, 10:15 am through 12 noon

Man Does Not Live by Bread Alone:

A Journey from the World’s Financial Capital to the Old Custom House
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Franklin Furnace host a work by Nicolás Dumit Estévez
Press contact: Jessica Sagert, 212-219-9401x114, jsagert@lmcc.net

Saturday, October 28, 2006
Beginning: Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
125 Maiden Lane , between Pearl and Water Streets, Lower Manhattan, departure time: 10:15am
Ending: National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution George Gustav Heye Center Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House One Bowling Green, Lower Manhattan, Arrival time: 12 noon

FREE and Open to the Public

DIRECTIONS: 1 to South Ferry, the 4 or 5 to Bowling Green or the R or W to Whitehall Street.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) and Franklin Furnace are proud to partner on interdisciplinary artist Nicolás Dumit Estévez’s two-year performance series For Art’s Sake. Several arduous and pious pilgrimages enacted by Estévez were conceived as a part of the LMCC’s Workspace Residency Program and the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art.

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

UPCOMING PILGRIMAGE – Saturday, October 28:

Estévez travels on his knees from the offices of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council on Maiden Lane to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian at Bowling Green, carrying in his hands a piece of casabe, a type of bread prepared from the cassava root, thus transporting a legacy of the Caribbean Taíno culture to be presented as a gift to the host institution. The museum is located at the southern end of the Wiechquaekeck Trail, an old Algonquian trade route, in the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House. The Custom House, designed by Cass Gilbert (1959-1934) and opened in 1907, once collected revenues for the Port of New York, then the country’s most prosperous trade center. The journey comes to an end when a Museum staff member signs the passport he carries.

The day’s activities will also include the museum’s annual Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos celebration. The family-friendly activities at the museum are free and include performances, storytelling and hands-on workshops from 1 to 5 pm.

Upcoming Pilgrimage:

For the sixth pilgrimage of the series, Estévez travels “Sowing Seeds” through Roosevelt Avenue in Queens to continue spreading the message on the often overlooked field of performance art. The journey scheduled for November 2006, ends with a long-awaited rest at the Queens Museum of Art.

Past Pilgrimages:

For the first journey, on March 20, 2005 Estévez was heavily laden with donated art publications strapped to his back for a trip that took him from the heart of the world’s financial center in Lower Manhattan to East Harlem. El Museo del Barrio’s Director Julián Zugazagoitia commemorated the performance by signing Estévez’s passport.

For his second pilgrimage, on June 28 and 29, 2005, Estévez forged his way walking backwards from Lower Manhattan Cultural Council to the Bronx Museum of the Arts, spending the night on a hard bed of art catalogues provided by Longwood Arts Project/Bronx Council on the Arts. The strenuous two-day journey came to an end when the Director of The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Olivia Georgia, officially greeted him at the door and signed the passport.

During his third journey of the series on Sunday, December 4, 2005 Estévez walked from LMCC to the Studio Museum in Harlem dressed in austere black and white raiment and wearing an iron crown embellished with seven admission buttons from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Upon arrival at SMH, Director of Education and Public Programs, Sandra Jackson lifted the crown off his shoulders and signed the passport, thus confirming that the journey was successfully completed.

For the fourth pilgrimage on February 2, 2006 Estévez traveled by foot and ferry from the offices of LMCC to the Jersey City Museum, stopping at educational and cultural organizations along the route: an Episcopal church, an all-boys Catholic school and a public school, to “Spread the Word” about performance art and the penances that he has been undertaking. Following Estevez’ arrival at the Jersey City Museum, Marion Grzesiak, Executive Director, recorded her signature in the passport.

A component of Estevez’ project consists of a handmade devotional guide created at the Center for Book Arts in collaboration with artists Ana Cordeiro and Amber McMillan. For information about this publication visit www.centerforbookarts.org.

ABOUT Nicolás Dumit Estévez
Nicolás Dumit Estévez is an interdisciplinary artist who has exhibited and performed extensively in the US as well as internationally at venues such as Madrid Abierto/ ARCO, The IX Havanna Biennial, and others. Awards include the PS1/MoMA National Studio Program, the Lambent Fellowship Program of Tides Foundation, the Michael Richards Fund of LMCC and the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art. His work has been reviewed in The New York Times, NYArts Magazine, and in major publications in Mexico, Spain, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Born in Santiago de los Treinta Caballeros, Dominican Republic. Estévez lives and works in the South Bronx.

ABOUT Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) is the leading voice for arts and culture in downtown New York City, producing cultural events and promoting the arts through grants, services, advocacy, and cultural development programs. For more information, visit www.lmcc.net

ABOUT National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Lower Manhattan, the George Gustav Heye Center, opened on Oct. 30, 1994, in the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, one of the most splendid Beaux-Arts buildings in New York. The museum features year-round exhibitions, dance and music performances, children’s workshops, family and school programs, film festivals and video screenings that present the diversity of the Native peoples of the Americas and the strength of their cultures from the earliest times to the present. The museum’s website is www.americanindian.si.edu

ABOUT Franklin Furnace
Franklin Furnace's mission is to present, preserve, interpret, proselytize and advocate on behalf of avant-garde art, especially forms that may be vulnerable due to institutional neglect, their ephemeral nature, or politically unpopular content. Franklin Furnace is dedicated to serving artists by providing both physical and virtual venues for the presentation of time-based visual art, including but not limited to artists' books and periodicals, installation art, performance art, "live art on the Internet"; and to undertake other activities related to these purposes. Franklin Furnace is committed to serving emerging artists and their ideas; and to assuming an aggressive pedagogical stance with regard to the value of avant-garde art to cultural life. www.franklinfurnace.org


The Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art*
The Center for Book Arts
Lambent Fellowship Program of Tides Foundation
The National Association of Latino Arts and Culture
The Michael Richards Fund, a program of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

*The Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts and Jerome Foundation.


3. Bill Gordh, FF Alumn, writes for the NY Philharmonic Young Peoples Concert Series

Bill Gordh is writing the librettos and narrating 4 new story/music pieces with composer and New York Philharmonic Bassist Jon Deak - one for each of this season's NY Philharmonic Young Peoples Concert Series. The works are architectural stories created to accompany the year's exploration of Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Modern Styles. The first, Building Baroque is written for Violin, Cello, Viola, Bass, Oboe and Harpsichord and will debut on Oct 14th at the YPC afternoon at Avery Fisher Hall.


4. Vito Acconci, AA Bronson, FF Alumns, at Whitney Museum @ Altria, opens Nov 18

Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria
120 Park Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
(917) 663-2551

Whitney Museum at Altria’s Breakout Sessions reflects the diverse ways in which contemporary artists engage and present visual culture. As a departure from conventional formats, Breakout Sessions invites artists to present work, performances, and ideas that comprise the constellation of influences informing their overall creative practice. Promoting an “open studio” format, the program provides rare access to artists’ visual inspirations ranging from works of fellow artists to interdisciplinary elements of pop culture.

Past Breakout Sessions programs include performance/presentation by Vito Acconci; lecture series/publication with Adam Putnam; performance/limited-edition vinyl record release by Los Super Elegantes; and talk/collaborative publication by artist Alex Hubbard.

Admission and Receptions are FREE. Please visit Calendar of Events at http://www.whitney.org for further details and schedule updates.

Support for Breakout Sessions at Whitney Museum at Altria is also provided by Altoids®, The Curiously Strong Mints.

October 18 6:30pm
Book Launch and Performances

Lovely Daze is a collection of artists writings and artwork published twice a year in limited editions by artist Charwei Tsai and edited by Kelly Carmena, Lesley Ma, and Sabrina Shaffer. Contributors for Issue #3: "When I Am Alone, Everything Is So Surreal" includes Rita Ackermann, AA Bronson, and Federico Herrero.

The book launch event features 3 performances: EUD by Lizzi Bougatsos and Sadie Laska, Soft Circle by Hisham Bharoocha, and Moving Contact by Julien Asfour.

November 18-22
Screening and Performance Series

Opening Reception, Saturday, Nov. 18, 6pm, with performance by Orthrelm’s Mick Barr
Special Performance, Monday, Nov. 20 6pm, “Crossfading” by Loris Gréaud

This screening and performance series contemplates repetition and reiteration as precursors to a loss of control and the inevitability of chaos. The program considers varying conditions of surrender and mania in the obsessive fracturing of time and sound. Featuring established and contemporary artists, REPEAT REDUX presents daily screenings in the Whitney at Altria Gallery punctuated by two evening performances and special screenings in the Sculpture Court by artists whose practices include music making.

Screening program includes Dan Graham, Jonathan Horowitz, Bruce Nauman, Jim O’Rourke, Oliver Payne & Nick Relph, and Catherine Sullivan. Additional artists to be announced. Performances by Loris Gréaud and Orthrelm’s Mick Barr.

Organized by Whitney Museum at Altria’s Howie Chen with Gabrielle Giattino and Jay Sanders.

Whitney Museum of American Art
at Altria
120 Park Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
(917) 663-2551

The Whitney Museum at Altria is funded by Altria Group, Inc.


5. Sally Greenhouse, Geoff Hendricks, Nam June Paik, Franc Palaia, FF Alumns, celebrate the grand opening of Cabaret Voltaire Art Center, Poughkeepsie NY, Oct 14

Cabaret Voltaire Art Center , 358 Main St. Poughkeepsie NY 845-473-1181

Everybody can Dada! Dada is Everything. Dada can be anywhere!

Cabaret Voltaire Art Center, Poughkeepsie is pleased to announce its grand opening on 7: pm. Saturday, October 14, 2006, with a celebration of the 90th anniversary of DaDA-Zurich.  There will be a marathon of events - performances, video and sound installations, and poetry - much in the spirit of DaDA, and of all the later art forms for which DaDA can be seen as progenitor, initial inspiration, or historical point of departure.  Originally, Dada was born on the 5th of February 1916 when German artists Hugo Ball and Emmy Hennings opened the literary-artistic Cabaret Voltaire in the restaurant Meierei at Spiegelgasse 1 in Zürich. Switzerland, with its policy of neutrality, was a safe haven for European artists and intellectuals seeking to escape World War I.  Many of these congregated in Zurich, at the short-lived Cabaret Voltaire, named for the Enlightenment philosopher famed for his satirical critiques of church and government.  Cabaret Voltaire closed its doors in July 1916, and Ball soon departed from Zurich.  In his absence, the Romanian artist Tristan Tzara took the helm, transforming what had begun in the Cabaret into an international movement.  The group deployed the word “Dada” - allegedly chosen at random by Ball and Huelsenbeck out of a French-German dictionary - like a brand name, using it as a title for a journal, a gallery, and a book series, as well as emblazoning it on events posters.  Manifestos, too, became a key genre for Dadaists to disseminate their position as a group that was “in principle…against principles.” Sukran Aziz, a Turkish born international artist, the founder of the new Cabaret Voltaire in Poughkeepsie, has always been an ardent devotee of two important art movements from the early part of the 20th century, the art of the Russian avant-gardes and DADA.  She had a lifetime dream of founding a gallery, an art center, to re-create the spirit and guiding principles of these movements in contemporary time.  To realize this dream from her earliest formative years, initially she found two different locations in Poughkeepsie, one a perfectly square building, which reminded her of Kazimir Malevich's famous ' Black Square,' and the other a historical brick building from 1870, ideally suited to be the home of the new Dada.  When the first one did not materialize, she chose the second to be the re-birthplace of the Cabaret Voltaire.  Without wasting time, with the participation of American and international artists, and a large group of enthusiastic public, she had her first opening show on February 7, 2004, in the space as it was.  But, due to decades of neglect and abuse it suffered, the building was in near derelict condition, not at all fit for the purpose for which it was intended.  What followed was two years of renovation and restoration, entirely through Sukran Aziz's own efforts and hard work, to bring the space back to life.  Finally, in spite of many bureaucratic, financial, and health-related difficulties she encountered, Cabaret Voltaire is now ready for opening on October 14, 2006. The new Cabaret Voltaire will be dedicated to showing ground breaking, risk-taking, experimental works, site-specific installations, video, sound, and performances, short-films, not only from veteran artists, but also from art students and young artists with fresh visions and novel ideas.  As a forum of exploration and experimentation, Cabaret Voltaire will also include lectures and panel discussions. During the Opening, Cabaret Voltaire will present international and stateside artists, including: Eric Andersen - Kathleen Anderson - Sukran Aziz - Krystina Borkowska - Steve Dalachinsky - Karen Dolmanisth - Aysegul Durakoglu - Amy Greenfield Sally Greenhouse - Geoff Hendricks - Isolde Kille - Richard Kostelanetz - Gabriel Ariel Levicky - Kathrine Liberovskaya - Ilhan Mimaroglu - Phill Niblock - Yuko Otomo - Nam June Paik - Sedat Pakay - Franc Palaia - Young Park - Al Pogus - George Quasha - Willem De Ridder - Alan Scarrit - Skip Schuckman - Joshua Selman - Kirtland Snyder - Gerd Stern - Linda Weintraub - Fuat Yalin.


6. Donna Stein, FF Alumn, at Pasadena Museum of California Art, thru Jan 7, 2007

Advancing the Moment: Recent Work by California Photographers, at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, October 14, 2006 -January 7, 2007 

Includes: Donald Blumberg, Darryl Curran, Judy Dater, Robbert Flick, Ingeborg Gerdes, Anthony Hernandez, Ellen Land-Weber, Jerry McMillan, Gregory Allen MacGregor, John Spence Wier, and Henry Wessel, Jr.

Curated by Donna Stein


7. Fred Wilson, FF Alumn, at Longwood 25 th Anniversary, The Bronx, opens Dec 6

Contact: Noel Shaw, (718) 518-6728
Longwood Arts Project
life is short, art is longwood

major exhibition celebrates 25 years of groundbreaking art in the south bronx

Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) is pleased to announce that Fred Wilson, Betti-Sue Hertz and Eddie Torres – all past directors of Longwood Art Gallery – will join current director Edwin Ramoran in curating a major exhibition to commemorate Longwood Arts Project’s 25 th Anniversary this fall 2006. The exhibition South Bronx Contemporary opens with a Gala Reception and Bronx Culture Trolley from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 6, 2006 at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos and will remain on view through March 10, 2007.

To mark this anniversary, a limited edition print by Fred Wilson will be produced. A catalogue and DVD will accompany the exhibition, and public programs are scheduled through the run of the exhibition.

Coming Back to Look forward

In the spirit of Longwood Art Gallery’s innovative programming, South Bronx Contemporary will present four new, distinct curatorial projects at one time. Fred Wilson’s project Black Now (working title) will present the artist’s observations about the contemporary meaning of the word "black" and the color black with items he has collected—and continues to collect—from ebay.com merchandise to popular culture. Betti-Sue Hertz’s exhibition Street Action will include artists who work in the public sphere and share a penchant for humor and agitprop to address political issues. Eddie Torres’ exhibition Iconoclasmic will feature works that employ visual forms found in mass culture—such as comics and advertising imagery—to engage the tension between freedom of speech and religious and cultural sensitivity. Edwin Ramoran’s project Everyday Is Like Sunday breaks down the professional/amateur binary by introducing works in various media by a select, intergenerational group of underrecognized Bronx artists identified through a call for artists, recommendations, and studio visits.

Longwood, Longevity

Longwood was a South Bronx neighborhood in economic decline when BCA opened Longwood Arts Project in the abandoned P.S. 39 in 1981. Longwood Arts Project provided low-rent artist studios and other arts services—including Longwood Art Gallery, which opened in 1986—that contributed to the neighborhood’s renaissance. A fortunate result of this revitalization was that P.S. 39 once again became an active public school in 2002, after which Longwood Arts Project relocated to Hostos Community College in Mott Haven. Today, Longwood Arts Project remains one of the longest running alternative spaces in New York City and continues to participate in community development as a main site on the emerging South Bronx Cultural Corridor and BCA’s monthly Bronx Culture Trolley.

Many artists and arts leaders who received their start at Longwood Arts Project have risen to prominence on the international arts scene, including Fred Wilson, who was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1999 and represented the United States at the Venice Biennale in 2003. Betti-Sue Hertz is currently curator of contemporary art at the San Diego Museum of Art in California and has organized major exhibitions including Transmission: The Art of Matta and Gordon Matta-Clark. Eddie Torres is on the curatorial team for Jamaica Flux, a major public art exhibition organized by the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning in Queens, which will be on view in 2007. Edwin Ramoran has organized major group exhibitions including DL: The “Down Low” in Contemporary Art and Do You Think I’m Disco. Artists and curators who worked on Longwood’s programs and publications early in their careers include Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, Tomie Arai, Robert Blackson, Willie Cole, CRASH, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Tom Finkelpearl, Kathleen Goncharov, Kellie Jones, Whitfield Lovell, Pepón Osorio, Carlos Ortíz, Wanda Raimundi-Ortíz, Yasmin Ramírez, Calvin Reid, Nadine Robinson, Tim Rollins & Kids of Survival, Ernesto Pujol, Franklin Sirmans, Herb Tam, Daniel B. Tisdale, and Lydia Yee.

South Bronx Contemporary will be accompanied by a DVD and catalogue with interviews of and essays by the curators and by additional contributors. Public programs are planned for the run of the exhibition through March 10, 2007.

South Bronx Contemporary is funded, in part, by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, Charina Foundation, Krasdale Foods, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión and the Bronx Delegation of the City Council of New York. For more information, contact Noel Shaw, Publications and Public Relations Coordinator, Longwood Arts Project, at (718) 518-6728 or longwood@bronxarts.org.


8. Kim Jones, FF Alumn, at University of Buffalo Art Gallery, thru Dec 17

Kim Jones: A Retrospective
University of Buffalo Art Gallery

The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, is on view through December 17, 2006.

UB Art Gallery
201 A Center for the Arts
Buffalo, NY 14260-6000
Tel: 716.645.6912
Fax: 716.645.6753

Though Kim Jones is recognized internationally for his performance art, installation, sculpture, and drawing, this is his first full retrospective. Kim Jones: A Retrospective features sculpture, drawings, collages and a photo-documentation timeline giving a comprehensive overview of the artist’s performances and installations from 1954 to the present, as well as two large-scale installations conceived for the exhibition.

Jones established his reputation in California in the 1970s as a performance artist, where he became widely known for his alter ego, Mudman. Caked in mud, bearing a lattice appendage of sticks attached to his back and wearing a headdress and nylon mask, this unsettling, itinerant figure appeared on city streets, beaches, and in galleries. Connecting the abstract, formal investigations of process and material-based artists and the intense physicality of body-based performance, Mudman evolved from Jones’ early stick sculptures tightly bound in what would become his signature materials of nylon, rope, electrical tape, and foam rubber. Jones uses documentation of Mudman, as well as sculptures that result from performances and installations to develop an idiom of forms and hybrid creatures—inspired, in part, by Bruce Nauman and Eva Hesse—that appear throughout his drawings.

Two pivotal moments in Jones’ life profoundly inform the content of his work. He was born in San Bernardino, California in 1944 and as a child diagnosed with a polio-like illness that confined him first to a wheelchair and then leg braces from ages seven to ten. Thirteen years later, he served for a year as a Marine in the Vietnam War from 1967 to 68. Traces of these ordeals reverberate throughout his work dealing with war, confinement and catharsis.

His frequent reuse of materials and motifs in his artwork has resulted in a core imagery that demands an inquiry into cultural representations of violence. As if recalling a trauma or enacting a ritual remembrance, he reworks select drawings and sculpture, which explains why most of them reference multiple dates spanning decades.

Jones’ drawings fall into two distinct categories. The first group portrays landscapes in which humans morph into animals or exist in a symbiotic relationship with prosthetic devices. The second category is Jones’ War Drawings, two-dimensional, battlefield diagrams done painstakingly in pencil and erasure marks that endlessly pit the x-men and dot-men against each other. Included among them will be a 35-foot, floor-to-ceiling drawing that sprawls across three walls providing powerful, and timely, commentary on eternal confrontation and diplomacy.

Kim Jones: A Retrospective is organized by Sandra Firmin and the UB Art Galleries and Julie Joyce and the Luckman Fine Arts Complex, California State University, Los Angeles. An accompanying 160-page monograph published by MIT Press, MUDMAN: The Odyssey of Kim Jones, will feature four essays, over fifty color plates, and a comprehensive bibliography. Essayists include writer-historians Robert Storr and Kristine Stiles, and exhibition curators Sandra Firmin and Julie Joyce.

The exhibition will travel to the Luckman Gallery (March 24-May 19, 2007) following its stay in Buffalo.

The mission of the University at Buffalo Art Galleries is to further the educational goals of the students and scholars of the University and the general public by acquiring, displaying, preserving and interpreting cultural material of quality in the broadest sense of that term and in their most relevant aesthetic, historical and social context, always keeping in mind the University’s commitment to academic excellence in education, scholarship and cultural preservation.


9. Joyce Kozloff, Christy Rupp, FF Alumns at White Box, opening Oct 25, 6-8 pm

WHITE BOX presents: What War

Curated by Eleanor Heartney, Larry Litt, and Juan Puntes exhibition Dates: October 25 - November 7, 2006. Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 25, 6-8pm

Closing Reception: White Box Biennale Election Party
Tuesday, November 7, 8:30pm-12am

* White Box Speaks: A Chelsea Premiere Screening of Iraq for Sale, a new Robert Greenwald film, Thursday, November 2, 7pm, discussion to follow.

Artists: Michael Anderson / Robert Attanasio / Robert Boyd / Jim Costanzo / Christoph Draeger / Jen Dragon / Solange Fabi 㯠 / Chitra Ganesh / Kyle Goen / Heidrun Holzfeind / Scott Hug / Jerry Kearns / Joyce Kozloff / Ian Laughlin / Pan Xing Lei / Patrice Lerochereuil / Claude van Lingen / Mary Mattingly / Jack McLean / Dan Mills / John L. Moore / Nick the Baker Lee / Christopher Obetz / Dennis Oppenheim / Christy Rupp / Yehuda E. Safran / Prof Progresso's Vote-iv-ator / Vason / Jeannie Weisshass / Bernard Williams / Hans Winkler / Zhou Xiaohu / Xio Xie / Ricardo Miranda Zuniga

War is the polar opposite of Art. It represents the combination of diverse forces directed at destruction rather than creation. War is consequently opposed to everything that art represents. Artists have always lived in times of war. Some have ignored it.? Others have tried to comment on war through their art works. The What War exhibition is concurrent with the upcoming election as an opportunity to express anger and concern with wars civil and uncivil, holy and unholy, in this oil made world.

The War on Terror, being staged in Afghanistan and Iraq is now 5 years old. The White House says it may take many years before this war ends. How can artists think and talk about this seemingly endless war? Meanwhile the rhetoric of war has also been applied to numerous social issues from both sides of the political spectrum. We are told that we are engaged in Wars on Poverty, Illiteracy, Drugs, Crime, Pornography and more covertly, Wars on the Middle Class, Women’, and Gay Rights.

Artists participating in What War address all Wars in which the enemy is as nebulous as it is elusive through their anger, hostility and rage.

WHITE BOX | 525 W. 26th St. | New York, NY 10001 | 212.714.2347 | whiteboxny.org
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11:00am to 6:00pm
Directions: F /V, 1/2/3, C/E train to 23rd Street. Take M23 to 10th Ave. Walk North to 26th Street between 10th & 11th Ave.


10. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, at bau beacon artists union, Beacon NY, thru Nov 5

Franc Palaia, FF Alum is included in a group show, "Beacon/Bronx 4=4" - Four Hudson Valley bau artists and four artists from Haven Arts gallery in Mott Haven, Bronx. Oct 14-Nov 5, 2006.  The show includes, paintings, sculpture, photographs, illuminated photo-sculpture, conceptual works and video.  at bau-beacon artists union, 161 Main St Beacon, NY three blocks from Dia-Beacon. 845-440-7584  www.bau159.blogspot.com,
www.beaconartistunion.com www.havenarts.org  


11. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at OK Harris, thru Nov 25

Stephanie Brody-Lederman at OK Harris Gallery, 383 West Broadway, SOHO, NY 10012.
Oct 21 - Nov 25, 2006

Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF alum, is exhibiting paintings and works on paper, in her second solo exhibition at OK Harris Gallery.  The exhibition, entitled "Out Gallivanting," continues the artist's more than 30 year exploration of words and images.  The intermix of seemingly disparate text and image pays homage to the associative way that the head and heart ponder personal experience.

Gallery hours are Tues through Sat 10-6 PM.  The gallery will be closed Nov 23-24 for the Thanksgiving holiday


12. Lisa Moren, FF Alumn, announces 3 new projects at lisamoren.net

Please check out 3 new projects as QT movies at lisamoren.net (click on projects)

Lemons making their own Lemon Meringue Pie work in progress for U of Minn. Press

Do Nothing Day (czech translation: Sunday)
Video in progress currently on exhibit at Skolska 28, Prague

Kinetic and site specific Installation for "Odradky"
Prague, May 2006

Thanks for the download!



13. Printed Matter announces new exhibition, Editions 1976-2006, thru Nov 25


Exhibition on view
October 21—November 25, 2006

Printed Matter is extremely pleased to present the exhibition, 30 Years: Printed Matter, Editions 1976—2006, a survey of books and multiples published through the organization's venerable history. Since its inception in 1976, Printed Matter has produced over 40 books and over 60 editions, from photographs and lithographs to shopping bags and wooden postcards, in collaboration with over 100 artists. Please join us for an opening reception on Friday, October 21, from 5—7pm. Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Avenue between 21st and 22nd streets.

The variety and range of books published by Printed Matter reflects our commitment to the practice of artists' books as a democratic venue for contemporary art. Printed Matter's earliest books included a series published in association with Lapp Princess Press that allowed artists such as Chuck Close and James Rosenquist to create affordable artists books in an elegant square format. In 2002, Printed Matter reinvigorated its publishing program by creating the Emerging Artist Publication Series to further support and encourage young artists by producing publications that they may not have the financial or production resources to realize. Books in the series include the award-winning Absence (co-published with the Whitney Museum) and the complete reprint of the underground 'zine The Salivation Army (co-published with Art Metropole, Toronto). The newest publication in the series, Like Ghosts by Adam Shecter, was co-published with Imschoot (Belgium), and will be launched on October 26, from 5—7 pm.

Printed Matter's first artwork multiple produced as a fundraising vehicle was a photographic edition by Richard Prince (1984). Works on display include a photo edition by Cindy Sherman, bookends by Richard Artschwager, bookplates by Robert Gober, and a tailbone sculpture by Kiki Smith. In honor of our 30th anniversary, Printed Matter is again publishing a photographic fundraising edition with Richard Prince to coincide with The NY Art Book Fair, Printed Matter's newest initiative. The NY Art Book Fair will take place during the exhibition on November 17—19, 2006, and will also feature new editions by Matthew Brannon and Chris Johanson.

Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent non-profit organization founded in 1976 by Sol LeWitt, Lucy Lippard, and other art workers with the mission to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists' books and other artists' publications. Printed Matter, Inc. continues to exist as the world's largest purveyor of artists' books, audio, videos, and multiples. Through our bookstore and our website, we offer for purchase over 15,000 new and vintage titles by 5,000 international artists.

For additional information, please contact AA Bronson, Executive Director at (212) 925-0325 or at aabronson @ printedmatter.org.

Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists' books and other artists' publications.

Printed Matter, Inc. has received support, in part, through grants from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Altria Group, Inc, the Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Canadian Consulate General and the Government of Canada, The Cowles Charitable Trust, the CRH Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the Fifth Floor Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, LEF Foundation, Materials for the Arts, The Peter S. Reed Foundation, the Schoenstadt Family Foundation, The Starry Night Fund, The Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and private foundations and individuals worldwide.

Printed Matter, Inc.
195 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10011

T: 212 925 0325
F: 212 925 0464


14. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Diesel Gallery, Brooklyn, thru Nov 16, and more

Tea & Anarchy
Diesel Gallery
242 Van Brunt Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

October 20 – November 16

Opening Reception
Friday, October 20, 7pm – 11pm
With performances by
Gloria and Empee Williams
Vernita N’Cognita and The Sean Carolan Project
Paranoid Larry and His Imaginary Band
Dali's Screwdriver

Artists include

Audrey Frank Anastasi
Noah Baen
Richard Brachman
May de Viney
Ellen Levin
Randall Mastel
Vernita N’Cognita
Bill Nogosek
Alex Racine
Gloria Williams
Marjie Zelman

For any information about any of these events, please call Stuart Nicholson, Diesel Gallery at 917-251-4070


Windows to the Soul
a portrait exhibit by the Blue Door Art Association 

Yonkers Riverfront Library
1 Larkin Plaza

with Paul Greco, Vernita N'Cognita & others

November 2 - December 29, 2006
opening reception Sunday Nov 5, 2-4:30pm

across from the Yonkers train station
direction & hours: http:/www.ypl.org/hoursanddirec.htm
914 337 1500



15. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, Day of the Dead, Brooklyn, Nov 2, 7:30 pm




Mama Donna Henes, New York City’s popular urban shaman, will conduct a ceremony called SITTING IN THE SHADOWS: LEARNING THE LESSONS THAT DEATH HAS TO TEACH US in observation of Dia de los Muertos, the traditional Latin American Day of the Dead.

The ritual will take place at her ceremonial center, Mama Donna’s Tea Garden & Healing Haven in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Participants are asked to please wear black and bring a death related item for the communal altar, which they will then take home again.

Henes is an internationally renowned shaman, contemporary ceremonialist, author and public speaker. Since 1975, she has been conducting participatory events in celebrations of new and full moons, solstices and equinoxes, as well as other holidays and holy days. The award-winning author of Celestially Auspicious Occasions: Seasons, Cycles and Celebrations™ (Penguin/Putnam) and the quarterly journal, Always In Season: Living In Sync With The Cycles, she also writes a weekly column for UPI United Press International Religion and Spirituality Forum.

Named “Unofficial Commissioner of Public Spirit by The New Yorker magazine, Henes is best known for her popular egg standing event for the Vernal Equinox. She has spent a lifetime researching cultural connections, examining the quirks of our modern lives, and putting it all in perspective. She’s knowledgeable, credible, and her quick wit and style makes her a thoroughly interesting, upbeat and fun interview.

If you’d like to set up an interview with Donna Henes for the Day of the Dead (or any Celestially Auspicious Occasion), please give me a call.  I’ll also be happy to send you a copy of Celestially Auspicious Occasio

For more info please contact
Patricia Smith


16. Linda Montano, Annie Sprinkle, FF Alumns, at College Art Association, Feb 2007


On February 16, 2007,2;30-5pm at the NY Hilton, during LOVE SICK, a panel exploring illness,art and collaboration, Linda M Montano will publically apologize to Gisela Gamper, photographer/videographer. Montano will be exploring aging/memory loss during her presentation and will ask Gamper's forgiveness for not crediting her photographs of Montano. Elizabeth Stephens and Tina Takemoto will chair the panel which also includes: Angela Ellsworth,Tania Katon and Annie Sprinkle.


17. Larry Walczak, Ken Butler, FF Alumns, on new blog at blog.eyewashart.com

"eye on Brooklyn" is a brand new blog concerning itself with the contemporary visual art scene in the borough of Brooklyn. The first three entries are focused on the neighborhood of Williamsburg and features quotes/comments from Ken Butler, FF Alumn, Fred Tomaselli, Ward Shelley & others  but future articles will cover all aspects of Brooklyn, New York.  To see for yourself go to:  blog.eyewashart.com

Thanks, Larry Walczak


18. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, at Wave Hill, The Bronx, Oct 29, 2:30 pm

Artist Exhibition Tour: Transplant-Transculture
Sun, Oct 29, 2:30pm
Glyndor Gallery
Wave Hill
West 249th Street and Independence Ave.
Bronx, NY 10471-2899

Learn more about the Transplant-Transculture exhibition with Assistant Curator Erica Strongin and artists Tomie Arai, Skowmon Hastanan, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Miguel Luciano, Raymond Saá and Julio Valdez


19. Cheri Gaulke, FF Alumn, at The Coffee Table, Silver Lake, CA, Oct 26, 5-7 pm

Hi everyone,

This is just a reminder that this Thursday all of the Silver Lake ArtCans, including mine, will be on unveiled at the Coffee Table. I’ll be there from about 5-7 because I have tickets to see the Fes Festival at UCLA at 8. If you like mosaics, this should be a real treat. Some of the artists made their own tiles, some are even fused glass! If you don’t know it, The Coffee Table is a popular Silver Lake coffee house where you can get great food. Maybe I’ll see you there!

More info: ArtCans 2006 is a beautification project for the community of Silver Lake. Artists have created original mosaic panels to be adhered to the sides of concrete waste receptacles. Before being permanently installed in the community, the ArtCan mosaics will presented to the public on Thursday, Oct. 26, 5-8 pm at the Coffee Table, 2930 Rowena Ave. in Los Angeles. I have attached a jpeg of the poster.

Soon my permanent street medallions for Silver Lake will be installed, more about that later. In the meantime, here’s an article about me in the local online news.


Finally, save the date for another upcoming major opening. My Filipino World War II Veterans Memorial is scheduled to be unveiled on Nov. 11, 2006 at 10 am. I’ll send you the details soon.

Cheri Gaulke


20. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, announces November mini-tour

Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Electric Junkyard Gamelan is coming upstate on a mini tour the first weekend in November. We play original groove driven music performed on invented instruments.  Inspirations range from Balinese Gamelan, eastern modal music, funk and rock. Check out some tunes, photos of instruments and video on my website... then come to a show.  You won't be sorry.  Hope to see you there and please spread the word if you know others upstate and in Connecticut that would like this.  Details below.

Electric Junkyard Gamelan is: Robin Burdulis, Terry Dame, Mary Feaster, Lee Frisari and Julian HIntz

Thursday, November 2nd, 11:25am-noon
Live Radio Appearance
Performance Place"
WAMC Northeast Public Radio
90.3 fm (Albany, NY)
check for affiliate stations in your area,
they have a huge range in NY, MA, VT & CT

Friday, November 3rd, 8:00pm $12
Hill's Country Inn
Route 123
Callicoon Center, NY
more info 845-439-8029

Saturday, November 4th, 8pm $10
Time & Space Limited
434 Columbia Street
Hudson, NY

Sunday, November 5th, 2pm
Norwich Arts Council Presents
60-64 Broadway, Norwich CT


21. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, in Brooklyn, Nov 11, 1-4 pm

November 11, 2006
Saturday 1-4PM

Energy Depleting People, Places and Predicaments with Mama Donna, Urban Shaman

Do you feel as though your lifeblood is being drained by needy people, stressful situations, pervasive and intrusive cynical culture/commerce/politics and your own negative thinking?

Learn how to protect yourself against the predators and parasites who steal away your personal power and resolve. Learn how to create empowering, protective actions and tools with which to safeguard yourself from the inside out and supercharge your sense of security and inner strength.

Multi-cultural amulets and charms for protection and purification will be available for sale.

Each session:
$50. in advance
$60. at the door.


Mama Donna's Tea Garden and Healing Center


22. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, in Brooklyn, TONITE, 7-8:30 pm

FULL TANK is playing again, this Wednesday, with our friends PERILS, in yee ol' record shoppe ROCKS IN YOUR HEAD. It's an early show, so come straight from work & forget the hellhole you work in for a little while!

WED. OCT. 25
7 - 8:30 PM




23. John Malpede, FF Alumn, at Church of the Advocate, Philadelphia, Nov 3-5

Church of the Advocate, 1801 W. Diamond Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121

Bebita Metellus, Marketing Associate

East Coast Debut of  “Agents And Assets” A Theatrical Production Based On A Congressional Hearing Of The U.S. Government’s “War On Drugs” (Who Brought The Drugs To The U.S.?) November 3, 4 & 5

Art Sanctuary and the Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD), in a provocative community theater, present Agents and Assets November 3 through November 5 at 7:30 pm for three performances designed to highlight the intricate relationships and consequences of the U.S. government’s “war on drugs.” Following the performance, a panel discussion will be held featuring politicians, recovery practitioners, recovering persons, and community residents.

This East Coast premiere of Agents and Assets will dramatize a 1998 Congressional Hearing about allegations of CIA involvement in cocaine trafficking to fund the Nicaraguan Contras. This unique performance will be held at the National Historical Landmark Church of the Advocate, 18th & Diamond Streets in North Philadelphia . Admission is $5 at the door; Children 17 and under admitted free. For more information, 215.232.4485 or www.artsanctuary.org.

Agents and Assets, acclaimed in its Los Angeles performances in January 2001, and in 2002 in Detroit, will feature a combined cast of Los Angeles and Philadelphia residents, from communities that have been severely impacted by drugs and drug policy.  LAPD members will be in residence in Philadelphia in October rehearsing with local cast members (recovering persons), conducting community workshops, outreach activities, and post-performance discussions with panelists and audience.

Art Sanctuary is thrilled to present this spectacular and unique production to Philadelphia and the Church of the Advocate. John Malpede, Director of LAPD, says the distinctive performance and the work of LAPD are perfect partnership between the two organizations and the Church of the Advocate.

“Art Sanctuary is committed to important art and social issues. Its [Art Sanctuary] place in the community and the historical ties of the Church of the Advocate to social justice make Art Sanctuary and LAPD's Agents and Assets a perfect fit for addressing the serious issues raised by the performance.”

The LAPD wants the audience to take home “a better understanding of how national and international political decisions influence their lives” and “to encourage people to address and share their political concerns within their community.”

ART SANCTUARY, now in its eighth season, uses the power of the black art and intercultural programming to transform individuals, unite groups of people, enrich, and draw inspiration from the inner city.  We invite established and aspiring artists to help create excellent lectures, performances and educational programs.

In October 2005, ART SANCTUARY won the 2005 Governor’s Award for Community Arts Collaboration with Asian Arts Initiative on their collaborative efforts that brought Chinese and Korean American rappers and spoken word artists for school matinees to African American students in North Philadelphia.  The Pennsylvania Creative Community Award was created to celebrate and recognize communities, towns, cities, or neighborhoods that have utilized arts and culture to address issues of importance. 

Los Angeles Poverty Department  was founded in 1985 by John Malpede . LAPD creates performance work that connects lived experience to the social forces that shape the lives and communities of people living in poverty. LAPD is committed to creating high-quality, challenging performances that express the realities, hopes, and dreams of people who live and work in Los Angeles’ Skid Row, and is dedicated to building community and to the artistic and personal development of its members. Agents & Assets is a national theater project that has been performed in Los Angeles, Detroit, Cleveland and Utrecht in The Netherlands. For more information visit www.lapovertydept.org

Residencies/Rehearsals – TBA
Performances: November 3, 4, & 5 @ 7:30pm; Admission $5

ART SANCTUARY , located in North Philadelphia, uses the power of the black art to transform individuals, unite groups of people, enrich, and draw inspiration from the inner city. We invite established and aspiring artists to help create excellent lectures, performances and educational programs.

ART SANCTUARY. For excellence in the arts. In the community. For real.


24. Doug Beube, Stephanie Brody Lederman, FF Alumns, at Proteus Gowanus, Brooklyn, thru Jul 31, 2007

The Artistbook Library, curated by Maddy Rosenberg,
is part of the interdisciplinary Library exhibition at Proteus Gowanus www.proteusgowanus.com
from September 5, 2006- July 31. 2007.

Over 50 artist’s books are displayed, from editioned pamphlets to unique sculptural book art.

Including work by:
Eileen Arnow-Levine, Doug Beube, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Kerry Downey, Andrew Eason, EMH Arts, Janet Goldner, Geoff Green, Charles and John Hancock, Bob Heman, Judy Hoffman, Peter Jahlberg, Luce, Martin Mazorra, Florence Neal, Leah Oates, Nancy Olivier, Maddy Rosenberg, Marilyn R. Rosenberg, Susan Rotolo, Karen Shasha, Miriam Schaer, Robbin Ami Silverberg, Patricia M. Smith, Sarah Stengle, Mary Ting

Proteus Gowanus
543 Union Street @ Nevins Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Maddy Rosenberg
63 Tiffany Pl. #407
Brooklyn, NY 11231


25. Arturo Lindsay, FF Alumn, at Hatch-Billops Collection, NY, Oct 29, 2 pm

Arturo Lindsay will be interviewed by Deborah Willis as part of the Hatch-Billops Collection's Artist and Influence 2006 series this Sunday
October 29th at 2:00pm. The Hatch-Billops Collections, Inc is located at 491 Broadway, 7th floor in Manhattan.  Admission is free and there will be no admittance after 2:30pm.

Directions:  BMT to Prince or IRT Lex #6 to Spring or IND #8th Avenue local
to Spring or #6 bus to Spring.


26. Diane Torr, FF Alumn, at CCA, Glasgow, TONITE thru Oct 28, 8 pm

FF Alumn Diane Torr presents the world premiere of her performance DONALD DOES DUSTY, a Glasgay commission, at the Contemporary Centre for Art (CCA) Glasgow from October 25-28 at 8pm.

Starring Diane Torr, Colin Carr, Josalin Lynch, Calamity Jane, Eartha Kitt, Mae West, and of course, the indomitable Dusty Springfield.

more info: www.glasgay.com



27. Kate Gilmore, FF Alumn, at Mary Boone Gallery, NY, opening Nov 2 and more

"Heart Breaker" (Group Exhibition)-- curated by Amy Smith Stewart
Mary Boone Gallery
745 5th avenue
November 2-December 16
Reception: Thursday, November 2


"Kate Gilmore" (Solo Exhibition)
Pierogi Gallery
177 North 9th St.
Brooklyn, NY
November 17- December 23
Reception: Saturday, November 18


Kate Gilmore and Angie Reed
Contemporary Art Center
44 East 6th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio
November 17- January 21, 2007
Reception: Friday, November 17


28. Susan Barron, FF Alumn, launches website, www.reliquaire.org

I have done something at the urging of the son of a high school friend. I now have a website. He did a million clicks, worked with a very persnickety me and was ultra-gracious. Oddly enough, he is a PhD in economic theory (UC Berkeley) specializing in 17th C French and British stuff. He lives in Paris and does clicking and mousing in order to eat. www.unmethod.com is his site. My site is thru www.reliquaire.org As you know, I do not approve of webs or webbing. And it may not be up long.

In keeping with my Luddite leanings, I am now writing a paper called: Magnification of Manuscripts in the Age of Digital Imaging, a title playing after the l935 Walter Benjamin's famous essay "A Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction" . My paper sticks to the real artistic consequences and distortions and kinkyness of it all this digitalization of stuff, but lacking the Marxist theory analysis of the W.B. essay. Anyway, my site was just put onto the web and I am eager for real and critical comments. I am NOT interested in pats on the back or supportive bull shit. I realize already that there is a lot of text.  Tough. So what do you think?  Suz



29. Stefanie Trojan, FF Alumn, at De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Oct 28

The curators of the De Appel Curatorial Training Programme (CTP) present:

'Watch This Hand'
A one night event at the Shadow Cabinet,
De Appel Centre for Art, Amsterdam
Starts 17.00 hrs, Saturday October 28, 2006

Artists: Diego Fernández, Tijmen Hauer & Taatske Pieterson, Paul Huf, Regina Kelaita, Egill Sæbjørnsson, Stefanie Trojan.

A chief element that lies under almost all magic and illusion, is the principle of guiding the audience's attention to one location, while in another location the magician performs a manipulation that goes unnoticed. By drawing attention to a distracting prop, or by literally announcing "watch this hand", the performer can force spectators to look, even briefly, in a particular direction.

The Shadow Cabinet acted previously as the headquarters of De Appel as it functioned as the director’s office. Recently this year, the room was opened to the CTP (past and present). Curators Andrew Cannon, Maaike Gouwenberg, Camila Marambio, Annette Schemmel, Karolin Tampere and Magdalena Ziółkowska have combined forces to activate the space with a one evening event that involves the visitor with ideas of fakery, fact, invisibility and 'the double' and through which is offered up their alternative position, set against the backdrop of performance, a medium inherent in De Appel's history.

Camila Marambio, enters into collaboration with artist Diego Fernández to present The Impossible Adventure of Summing up a History (of Chilean Contemporary Art). The pair's performance-lecture will be an exercise in inventing history. As a satellite of her ongoing 'I LoveYour Work’ series, Karolin Tampere, invites Egill Sæbjørnsson to perform An Idear For Thwoo Feet & Two Hands & 4 Corners. Here, a sort of cabaret takes place in the gallery with projected and cut-out figures that speak and sing and even interact. Annette Schemmel invites two artists to engage with questions on art-world conventions: using her body as a tool, Stefanie Trojan will question routines and taboos of human behaviour by interacting with the visitors to the Shadow Cabinet. Artist Paul Huf displays Correspondence of a Curator, a set of artist’s gifts, mail and miniatures collected by the famous curator Vladimir Endsor Jacobi, who disappeared from the art-world. In Long and Short Shadows Andrew Cannon curates two detectives who investigate the behaviour patterns and characteristics of personnel connected to the De Appel. The detectives' findings will be displayed during the evening. Magdalena Ziółkowska focuses on the finding of original film material from Marina Abramović legendary performance Exchanging The Roles / Role Exchange, originally performed at De Appel in 1975 but never seen, since the documented material has remained lost over time. Ziółkowska proposes this situation as a reflection about private tensions between the artist and the institution. Finally, Maaike Gouwenberg presents works by Tijmen Hauer & Taatske Pieterson and Regina Kelaita. Though comic, they possess disjunctions in their structure or edit. They could be an additive for the show at De Appel but also act as destructive or dissonant.

'Watch This Hand' is the first output by the participants of the 2006/2007 CTP to be presented for one night only.

The event is followed by an aftershow party.

De Appel Center for Contemporary Art
Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 10
1017 DE Amsterdam
T: +31-20-6255651
F: +31-20-6225215


30. Richard Prince, FF Alumn, at Spruth Magers, Cologne, opening Nov 4

Richard Prince
November 7 - December 22, 2006
Opening: Nov 4, 2006, 3- 6 pm

Monika Sprüth Philomene Magers Cologne
Wormser Straße 23
D-50677 Cologne
p +49(0)221-380415/16

opening hours: Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 1pm
and 3pm - 6pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm

Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers are proud to present in their current exhibition works by Richard Prince from the last twenty years. Already in 1988, Richard Prince’s photographic works from the early 1980s were featured in the group exhibition “Das Licht von der anderen Seite II / Fotografie” at Galerie Monika Sprüth.

The photographs from his Cowboys, Desert Islands, Gangs, and Upstate series along with the Tire planters sculptures represent important aspects of Prince’s artistic production since the early 1980s. Richard Prince’s work had a major impact on the concept of ‘appropriation art’. His artistic strategy of appropriating foreign pictorial worlds can be understood as the initial spark for a generation of artists that – in the early 1980s – made the artistic discourse regarding the questions of authorship and originality of the artwork the subject of their work.

In the late 1970s, Richard Prince moved to New York where he first worked for Time-Life. His job was to look through magazines and pass on the articles to the respective writers. Once the articles had been clipped from the various magazines the advertisement – the authorless material of the print media – would remain. This oft-quoted anecdote from the artist’s life points towards the fundamental structures of the work of Richard Prince: The accumulation of commercial images represented to him a hyperreal high-gloss world of perfect looking, luxury-consuming people.

Prince started appropriating these images of what he termed “social science fiction”. With the camera, the “electronic scissors” (Prince), he selected areas without text and brought these (re-)photographs into the context of art. This simple act had great implications: Were these images originals? Were they even more authentic than the original? Who and where was the author? Where is the artistic invention, where is the artistic genius? The boundaries between reality and fiction, between ‘high’ and ‘low art’, between the mass-marketable iconography of advertisement and the original work of art are becoming blurred.

By appropriating these found worlds of images and presenting these photographs in series Prince exposes the myths of middle-class America while simultaneously showing the beholder how these myths are coded. Apart from images culled from the advertisement for luxury articles such as watches or cosmetics, Prince often employs the image of the cowboy from the Marlboro ads. With the works in this exhibition, Prince shows the vision of the ‘lonesome cowboy’ working hard in the big wide open and breath-taking landscapes of North America, taking in the raw beauty of nature – the dream of little boys and the yearning of men trapped in the drab routines of their everyday lives. The staged, gaudy pictures pretend to show the ‘real thing’, the real life, freed from the shackles of everyday life. The mass media generate reality.

Most of the Desert Islands - cartoons from daily newspapers - do not have a verifiable author, either. They too represent a found pictorial world which Prince incorporates into his work. Clipped cartoons are mounted on the fantastic paradisiacal backdrop that Prince has taken from various travel brochures, and this composition is then rephotographed. Prince creates layer upon layer of images, thus blurring the clearly defined lines of what defines a picture.

The cartoons deal with the stereotypical roles of men and women, taken to the extreme in the depicted situations: Either a couple or two men and a woman find themselves on a deserted island. The image of the perfect paradise in the background collides with the idea of being exiled into isolation, with the role clichés of men and women and with all the associated fears and desires. Prince touches upon desires and fears, upon myths and clichés, by combining found pictorial worlds and the process of rephotography.

In Gangs – a term referring to both the contact print and a subcultural group – the idea of seriality is taken to a new level. Prince blows up the contact print from the photo lab and the distance between the individual pictures is determined by the lab or by the frames of the slides. Here, not only is the form of the photographic work determined by the appropriation of found circumstances, but at the same time it is made evident how much reproduction itself contributes to the generation of stereotypes. Moreover, Prince recognizes the opportunity to create an additional image plane: “I realized I could have a whole show on one piece of paper, instead of nine or twelve pictures in one room, on different walls.” (Prince)

With the Upstate series Prince is photographing experienced reality - his personal environment in Upstate New York. The photographs show his house, a basketball hoop standing in a field, or a tree with an old tire wrapped around it. By integrating these works in his exhibition, Prince merges the virtual world of advertisement or of the cartoons with the experienced world of the artist’s actual habitat. Then again, these photographs are also only pictures, or objects in their own right, that pretend to represent reality.

Opening reception: Saturday, November 4, 3-6 pm
Gallery opening hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am – 1pm / 3 - 6pm, Saturday 11am – 4p


31. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, at Makor Gallery, opening Oct 31, 7-9 pm

multi-media exhibition at the Makor Gallery featuring work by :
Jan Aronson, Deborah Garwood, Daniel Rothbart & Robyn Ellenbogen. Curated by Anat Litwin.

Exhibit Dates: Oct 31-Nov 30
Gallery Opening Reception: Tue | Oct 31 | 7-9 PM

Special FoliAge Artist Panel : Sun | Nov 5 | $16
This event includes a brief gallery tour followed by a stimulating discussion on the topic of art, nature and the urban landscape moderated by Veronica Mijelshon, Director of NURTUREart gallery. Wine & refreshments will be served. Gallery Tour 4:00 pm | Panel 4:30- 5:30 pm

Makor, 35 West 67th St., NY. (Between Columbus Ave & Central Park West) Gallery Hours: Thu 2-6, Fri 12-4, Sun 12-4 pm, For tickets and more info please visit www.makor.org/makorgallery or call 212-413-8842. Design by Shiri Sandler.com

DEBORAH GARWOOD / Drawings and photographs

DEBORAH GARWOOD’s series of photographs explore the tension between domesticity and the wilderness. The series is part of an ongoing project in which she leaves New York City to returns to her childhood home in Evan’s Pond to capture the changing environment. Garwood has been performing this “ritual” for over a decade, as a way to capture the natural transformations of the landscape, and as a way to connect the two opposite environments. Garwood will also be showcasing a five panel ink drawing for FoliAge. This new work is a zen-like take on nature, an indoor, domestic reflection of the outdoor scenery.

Deborah Garwood’s work is in the New York Public Library’s Spencer Collection and its Berg Collection of European and American Authors; the Franklin Furnace Archive at MOMA; El Archivero, Museo de Arte Carillo Gil in Mexico; the Haddonfield Historical Society; and the Hunter College Print Collection. She has also had exhibitions at the Oxford University Museum, Oxford, UK, and New York’s Artists Space and Franklin Furnace. Recently, she earned a certificate in astronomy from the American Museum of Natural History in New York, and gained permission to pursue independent research on French astronomical history at The Paris Observatory, Paris, France.


32. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, at Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ, opening Nov 5

Group Exhibition
War in the World: Artists Respond to the Last 5 Years
November 5, 2006-March 25, 2007
Opening Reception Sunday November 5, 2-4PM
Hunterdon Museum of Art
7 Lower Center Street, Clinton, New Jersey 08809
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 11AM-5PM


33. Stanya Kahn, FF Alumn, at PS1, Long Island City, Oct. 29, 2006-Jan 8, 2007

Hi all
we have a piece in this group show at PS1 opening this weekend.
xo stanya kahn and harry dodge

October 29, 2006 - January 8, 2007
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center is pleased to present Defamation of Character, an international group exhibition exploring the iconoclastic impulse as an engine of recent creative progress. It draws primarily from work created in the post-punk era by approximately thirty artists, and explores the relationships between face and fame, notoriety, disclosure, and erasure. Some of the artists mine popular culture to produce scathing or defamatory indictments of consumer mores; others take the moral corruptions of public and political acts as their defamed subject; and others practice detournement—using elements of well-known media to create new work with a different or opposing message—to elevate injury and injustice into the realm of high art. Defamation of Character will be on view in the first floor Main Gallery from October 29, 2006, through January 8, 2007.

The cradle of much of this aesthetic impulse is England, where pop culture and anti-establishment attitudes have thrived concurrently. The progenitor of this position may be the British artist Richard Hamilton (b. 1922) whose body of work created in response to the so-called dirty protests in Northern Ireland speaks to the political defamations of the notorious Maze prison in the stylized language of pop. Fed through the language of punk and the graphic design of Jamie Reid (b. 1947) such attitudes became the form of the Young British Artists generation, represented here by works from Jake and Dinos Chapman (b. 1966/62), Sarah Lucas (b. 1962), and recently Adam McEwen (b. 1965).
In America much of this confrontation took place with modernism itself. Key moments include Andy Warhol’s oxidation paintings which had the artist literally taking a piss on the flat mantle of Modernist abstraction, Richard Prince’s (b. 1949) painted jokes which literally made a clichéd joke of painting, and Christopher Wool’s (b. 1955) self-effacing erasures of his own facility. Incorporating the perspective of feminism in their work Sue Williams (b. 1954), Kathe Burkhart (b. 1958), and Karen Kilimnik (b. 1962) take celebrity and the name of the celebrated father in vain.

Defamation of Character also features Matthew Barney’s (b. 1967) Vaseline portrait of Julianne Moore as a Mirabella magazine zombie, Hélio Oiticica’s (1937-80) cocaine Hendrixes and Glenn Ligon’s (b. 1960) dead neon America. Documented actions and interventions such as Gordon Matta-Clark’s (1943-78) BB gun window blow out, Gianni Motti’s (b. 1958) appearance at the VIP box of the French Open wearing an Abu Ghraib-style hood, Chris Burden’s (b. 1946) TV hijack, and the K Foundation’s (1993-95) legendary burning of a million pounds, royalties from their successes with the KLF, will be seen alongside works by Dan Colen (b. 1979) and Nate Lowman (b. 1979) whose hijacked landscapes have become vehicles for the slanders and libels of a malignant culture of pollution, racial slurs, and tarnished reputations.

Defamation of Character is organized by P.S.1 Curatorial Advisor Neville Wakefield.


34. Yuliya Lanina, FF Member, at Realform Girdle Building, Brooklyn, opening Oct 27

Play with Me
Curated by David Gibson
October 27-December 31, 2006
Reception: Friday, October 27, 7-9pm

Realform Girdle Building
218 Bedford Avenue and North 5th Street

Brooklyn NY



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