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Goings On: posted week of January 17, 2007

1. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, at Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY, thru Feb 26
2. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, selected for Dance Theatre Workshop’s 2007 Lab
3. Robert Barry, FF Alumn, at Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels, Belgium, Jan 25
4. Nina Kuo, FF Alumn, at Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, NY, reception/talk Jan 19, 6-9 pm
5. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, at the Brooklyn Museum, Jan 20, 1 and 2 pm
6. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, at Chinese Culture Univ., Taipei, Jan 18-24
7. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at The Delancey, NY, Jan 18, 11:30 pm
8. Jody Culkin, Fred Wilson, FF Alumns, at Luxe Gallery, NY, thru Feb 10
9. Susan Mogul, FF Alumn, launches website, www.susanmogul.com
10. Feral Childe, FF Alumn, at The Drake Hotel, Toronto, debuts Jan 23, 9 pm
11. Lynn Book, FF Alumn, at Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, NC, opening Jan 19 7-9 pm
12. Moya Devine, FF Alumn, at Solana Beach Library, CA, Jan 20, 2-4 pm
13. Jessica Hagedorn, FF Alumn, at Doheny Library, USC, Jan 18, 7 pm

1. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, at Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY, thru Feb 26

Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, in "New Hudson 3: Contemporary art of the Hudson Valley" at the Van Brunt Gallery in Beacon, N.Y. through Feb. 26, 2007.  This exhibition features the very best artists working in the Hudson Valley today: Thomas Huber, D. Dominick Lombardi, Norm Magnusson, Portia Munson, Vincent Pomilio and others. Gallery hours Thursday through Monday, 11-6 or by appointment.
www.vanbruntgallery.com for more information.


2. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, selected for Dance Theatre Workshop’s 2007 Lab

Congratulations to Vernita Nemec AKA N"Cognita who has been selected to participate in Dance Theatre Workshop's 2007 Lab in Arts Management!


3. Robert Barry, FF Alumn, at Galerie Greta Meert, Brussels, Belgium, Jan 25

mfc-michèle didier is pleased to announce that Robert Barry will sign his book Art Lovers during the opening of New Multi-Part Colored Mirrorpieces at Greta Meert Gallery in Brussels on January 25th from 6 to 8 P.M.

Galerie Greta Meert
Rue du Canal 13
phone +32 (0)2 219 14 22
fax +32 (0)2 219 37 21
email: greta.meert@skynet.be

Art Lovers will be available at the gallery during the exhibition, from 26th January to 24th February 2007

Art Lovers
Photographs by Robert Barry
27,6 cm x 27,6 cm
72 pages
Limited on 270 numbered copies and 30 A.P.
Produced and published by mfc-michèle didier, Brussels in 2006
©2006 Robert Barry and mfc-michèle didier, Brussels
ISBN: 2-930439-03-3
UNIT PRICE: 124.00


4. Nina Kuo, FF Alumn, at Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, NY, reception/talk Jan 19, 6-9 pm

Cheryl McGinnis Gallery
Nina Kuo: New Works
January 19 - February 17, 2007

Contemporary women liberated from Eastern and Western patriarchal societies are now becoming bound by technology, body image and media-driven materialism. Exploring these paradoxes through third generation feminist eyes, Chinese-American artist, Nina Kuo paints luminous and potent Chanel Chinoiserie -- cross-cultural images of Tang and Han Dynasty women sporting faux designer perfume and purses, fast food, cell phones and other pop culture props. The temple-like courtly elegance of metallic gold and silver also used in paper joss burned for folk beliefs combine with scholarly calligraphic strokes to mirror the allure of ephemeral chic seeking spiritual balance. Trendy Asianmade knock-offs become a guilty pleasure. In a series of wearable art pieces addressing stereotypes, western colonialism and women’s changing role in the United States and post-Maoist China, Kuo combines 1940’s and ‘50’s Hong Kong movie stills with orange slices, Spam, Slimfast and other charged imagery.

Catalog Available: Essay by Eleanor Heartney

Selected Exhibitions: Brush with Tradition , Newark Museum; American Wing, American Identities, Brooklyn Museum; Canal Street Banner Project, Art in General; Solo Exhibit, Manchu Pigtail and Mythical Muses, China 2000 Fine Arts, Human/Nature, New Museum; Sites of Chinatown, Museum of Chinese in the Americas; Trans-Atlantic Traditions, Camerawork Gallery, London, ENGLAND.; Personal I.D., P.S. 1 Contemporary Museum

Gallery Talk and Reception: Friday, January 19, 6-9pm
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-6
Cheryl McGinnis Gallery
1287 Madison Avenue
Between 91st & 92nd, Suite #1
New York , NY 10128


5. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, at the Brooklyn Museum, Jan 20, 1 and 2 pm

ANGELS, ACCORDIONS AND ART at the Brooklyn Museum an interactive site-specific performance created for the Ron Mueck exhibit

Saturday January 20, 2007
Two Shows: 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are free with admission to Museum.
Ask for tickets in Museum’s Main Lobby
Performance is on the 5th floor in the Mueck exhibit.
Directed by Martha Bowers
Music by Bob Goldberg with Carl Riehl
Fernando Maneca, Mary Myers, Jake Mutnick, Vanessa Adato, Hank Smith, Victoria Libertore and Maggie Bennett, Violette Oympia, Margarita Kompelmakher, Macushla Hill, Adrienne Barr, Caitlyn Larsson, Rachel Lane

Production Manager: Anton Yupancgo
Costumes: Maggie Bennett
Q&A with Director Martha Bowers and Music Director Bob Goldberg
following each show.

Martha Bowers
Executive Director
Dance Theatre Etcetera
62 Midwood Street
Brooklyn, NY 11225
e: martha@dancetheatreetcetera.org


6. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, at Chinese Culture Univ., Taipei, January 18-24

On January 18th, Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, will travel to Taipei, Taiwan for a retrospective of her work sponsored by Women Make Waves Film Festival, at the School of Continuing Education Chinese Culture University. Screenings of her works Dyketactics and Other Films From the 1970's, Nitrate Kisses, Out in South Africa, History Lessons, and Resisting Paradise will take place on January 22nd followed by a lecture by Hammer on "The Creative Process." Screenings of her works Tender Fictions, The Female Closet, Resisting Paradise, Lover Other, History Lessons, and Dyketactics and Other Films From the 1970's will take place on January 23rd followed by a lecture by Hammer on "Autobiography and Archives: Personal and Social." On January 24th she will also lead a strategic planning for artists’ workshop. For more information visit www.wmw.com.tw


7. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at The Delancey, NY, Jan 18, 11:30 pm

Thursday January 18th at UNISEX 11:30pm Penny Arcade performs. Earl Dax's weekly thursday night party at the Delancy (Delancy Street at Clinton Street under the bridge) This week is the opening party for  Big art Groups new show.go to www.scenedowntown.com for guest list

Friday January 19th Weimar NY at Joe's Pub features Penny Arcade hosted by the inimitable  Justin Bond with a cast of amazing acts. Details at www.scenedowntown.com


8. Jody Culkin, Fred Wilson, FF Alumns, at Luxe Gallery, NY, thru Feb 10

LUXE Gallery,
24 W. 57th Street # 505
New York, NY 10019
January 13th - February 10th , 2007

Opening Reception: Saturday January 13th, 2007.  6-8pm.

LUXE proudly presents "The Nightly News" an exhibition curated by Kathleen Goncharov and Stephan Stoyanov
Reading by Charles Doria and performance by Pia Lindman. Saturday, February 3. 6 PM.
Artists: Robert Boyd, caraballo-farman, Jody Culkin, Lieven De Boeck, Al Fadhil, Liselot van der Heijden, Dominik Lejman, Ahmet Ogut, Pedro Lasch, Pia Lindman, Christodoulous Paniyatou, Jackie Salloum, Lydia Venieri, Michael Waugh, Fred Wilson, Michael Zansky, and others.

The Nightly News is an exhibition of works by artists from around the world, some showing in New York for the first time. These artists were born in Iraq, Iran, Palestine, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Belgium, Poland, Mexico and Finland, as well as the United States. Current events and issues such terrorism, war, surveillance, xenophobia, racism, religious fanaticism, immigration, nationalism, and the abuse of power drive the exhibition.
Christodoulous Panayiotou's video Alkadaslar depicting jet fighters drawing a heart in the sky was commissioned at the British military base in Cyprus. It was first shown in Athens where Panayiotou won the prestigious Deste Foundation Prize. It was later projected on the top of the Marmara Hotel, one of Istanbul's most prominent buildings. It was timed to coincide with a visit from the Greek foreign minister who was in Turkey to help ease tensions between the two countries after the collision of two military planes. Ahmet Ogut's video Light Armoured was also first presented in the adjacent square from the Marmara Hotel. This animation features a Land Rover, transformed into a tank, being hit with stones thrown from off-screen. Despite the fact that the image is generic with no national identification, the Turkish police shut it down believing it incited terrorism. Paranoia is also the subject of Dominik Lejman's video of ice skaters at Rockefeller Center unknowingly being spied upon by surveillance helicopters.
Jackie Salloum's cleverly packaged mock toy called Caterrorpillar enthusiastically advertises its effectiveness in destroying Palestinian homes, commenting on Israel's use of American made Caterpillar bulldozers.  Lydia Venieri also ironically conflates war and play in her deceptively saccharine photographs of dolls whose eyes reflect the conflicts they see around the world. An ineffectual and contrite Superman can be seen flying over the remains of Falluja after the US invasion of the Iraqi city in Al Fadhil's photo-collage. An accompanying photograph retells the plight of immigrants who feel compelled to leave their troubled homelands. 
Fred Wilson also addresses immigration and the persistent xenophobia that permeates Western society with works first seen at the US Pavilion at the 50th Venice Biennale. His moors holding candelabras are modern replicas of an 18th Century stereotype still ubiquitous in Venice. These figures represent the explosive potential of continued racism and anti-Muslim bias around the world and a plea to put out the flames. Lieven De Boeck also sees alternatives in his White Flag project. This installation presents the 192 flags of the United Nations members stripped of national or ideological symbolism. All crosses, stars, crescents, eagles, etc. are cut away and the colors fade to white, the color of peace and negotiation.
Michael Waugh's drawing, Heading East, Heading West , uses images and text from a WWII era book on submarine warfare combined with a Nautica ad. His submarines fly the Nazi and Texas flags respectively.  Liselot van der Heijden deals more specifically with our Texan-in-Chief. Her video, See Evil, Hear Evil, Speak Evil is a parody of the deceptive and manipulative use of language in which she has eliminated all but the word evil from George Bush's State of the Union address. Michael Zansky also addresses US politics with his images showing a Dorian Gray version of Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld visible despite their placid exteriors. This work is a literal interpretation of Walter Benjamin's pessimistic view that history is best understood through an analysis of the debris that it leaves behind.
The media is the subject of Pedro Lasch's rapid-fire video consisting of stills taken from the BBC and other sources showing figures in masks and hoods. Pia Lindman transforms photographs of grieving people taken from the front page of the New York Times, reproducing these images by means of simple line drawings and mimicing their actions. Similarly, the collaborative team, caraballo-farman manipulates and simplifes newspaper images of grief-stricken individuals from the Mid-East conflict. The rich darks and deep shadows in these photographs recall old master paintings and the universal nature of sorrow depicted in them.    
Holland Cotter calls Robert Boyd's video series Xanadu a "trailer for the Apocalypse" set to a disco beat. Heaven's Little Helper, a segment from this epic, uses footage of Doomsday-cult gurus and their disciples to expose the religious fanaticism rampant today. Jody Culkin's version of a burqa, the garb worn by conservative Islamic women and sometimes forced upon them by men, is an alternative to what has become, whether right or wrong, a symbol of religious intolerance. Her garment is made of diaphanous material and is equipped with motorized wings for a quick escape.
The exhibition also features a reading by Charles Doria of poems written in response to current events and a performance by Pia Lindman who will reenact images of grief taken from the media.
Kathleen Goncharov is an independent curator and critic. She has served as Adjunct Curator at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, US Commissioner to the 50th Venice Biennale, Public Art Curator at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Curator of the Collection at The New School. She lives and works in New York City.

For further information, please contact Director, Stephan Stoyanov or Nora Klumpp on (212) 582- 4425. 

LUXE Gallery
24 West 57th Street, Suite 505
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212. 582.4425


9. Susan Mogul, FF Alumn, launches website, www.susanmogul.com

Susan Mogul's website is launched:


Thank you.


10. Feral Childe, FF Alumn, at The Drake Hotel, Toronto, debuts Jan 23, 9 pm

Hello there!
Thanks for your support and enthusiasm for Feral Childe in 2006. Here's a toast to 2007!

Currently we are in Toronto. We are Artists-in-Residence this month at The Drake Hotel,
creating our Fall/Winter 07 collection and presenting it later this month. The collection is called Canadian Alphabet, inspired by our stay here. Come on up or pass along the word to your northern friends!
Warmest wishes to you.
xxxAlice + Moriah

Canadian Alphabet http://www.thedrakehotel.ca
Debuts Tuesday 1/23 9PM at The Drake Hotel
with special musical guests Taigaa!
1150 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario Canada M6J 1J3



11. Lynn Book, FF Alumn, at Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, NC, opening Jan 19 7-9 pm

January 20 - April 7  |  SECCA
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art
750 Marguerite Dr. | Winston Salem, NC
336.725.1904 | www.secca.org
Contact: Terri Dowell-Dennis : tdowelldennis@secca.org

This collaborative culture project takes utopia as a platform for radically imagining our collective 'next'. RE:garding Next, a collaborative culture project by Lynn Book, FF Alumn, begins its public phase in the balcony gallery of SECCA in Winston-Salem, where it becomes a staging area for exploring utopian desire. At the heart of the exploration is the making of a new media performance work, RE:Next. The performance itself will offer a glimpse into a synergistic "no-place" born of the creative labors already begun and yet to come...

RE:garding Next :: the exhibition, opens this Friday, JAN 19 from 7 - 9 PM in the balcony gallery w/ a short performative action occurring @ 8 PM

Additional performative actions will happen on "First Thursdays", FEB 1 and MAR 1 at 6 PM

AND MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR ONE OF THESE PERFORMANCES as they will be the culminating results of the utopia laboratory...
RE: Next :: the performance MARCH 22, 23, & 24 @ 8 PM in the McChesney Scott Dunn Auditorium at SECCA
Reception - Thursday, MAR 22, Post-performance
Discussion Friday, MAR 23, Post-performance

[ Concert versions of RE:Next will be performed in New York City, March 31st, 9 PM @ Roulette, 20 Green Street, Soho with Katharina Klement and Jacqui Carrasco and in Pittsburgh, PA, March 31st @ 8 PM @ Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust with Katharina Klement ]

Collaborators in this utopia-work are many and diverse hailing from Winston-Salem and Vienna, Austria and points unknown as exhibition explorers will be invited to participate through the course of the 2+ month evolution of the project in the balcony gallery at SECCA.

Exhibition Collaborators:
Johannes Knesl : architect, urban designer and theorist - design and construction of sculptural elements, idea partner
Jack Lucido : filmmaker -  video design and documentation

Jennifer Gentry : visual artist and graphic designer - panel design
Students at Wake Forest University
Jolie Tingen: media technician and musician - project manager
Steve Guryish, Lyndon Bray and the crew at SECCA for construction, installation and artful suggestions

Performance Collaborators:
Katharina Klement: composer and musician - sound and music/electronics composition, idea partner
Jacqui Carrasco: musician and improvisor - sound and music improvisation collaboration
Dean Wilcox: lighting design
Chris Kennedy: sound design
Jack Lucido: video design and documentation
Students at Wake Forest University and Reynolds High School

Lynn Book, Visiting Associate Professor Faculty Fellow in Creativity Department of Theatre and Dance & Minor in Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise Scales Fine Arts Center , 227 Wake Forest University PO Box 7264 Winston-Salem , NC 27109-7264 tel: 336-758-3383 fax: 336-758-5668 E-mail: bookl@wfu.edu


12. Moya Devine, FF Alumn, at Solana Beach Library, CA, Jan 20, 2-4 pm

An art exhibit by members of
Please Join Us For
An afternoon with artists
Irene Abraham, Moya Devine,
Cheryl Griffiths, Marilyn Mitchell,
and Judith Parenio
Jazz guitar by Jim Nichols
Saturday January 20, 2007
2 - 4 pm
Solana Beach Library
157 Stevens Ave.
Solana Beach, Ca 92075
Refreshments will be served


13. Jessica Hagedorn, FF Alumn, at Doheny Library, USC, Jan 18, 7 pm

An Evening With Jessica Hagedorn

JANUARY 18, 2007
7 p.m.

ROOM 233

Jessica Hagedorn, National Book Award nominee and author of  Dogeaters, The Gangster of Love and other books of fiction and poetry, will read from her work. The event will be  presented in conjunction with the Los Angeles production of Dogeaters at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Born and raised in the Philippines, Hagedorn is a novelist, poet, performance artist and screenwriter and is widely acknowledged as a  leading voice of Asian America.

The reading will be followed by a reception and discussion with the audience.

Sponsored by English, American Studies and Ethnicity, Asian Pacific American Student Services, Asian Pacific American Student Assembly/ Program Board and Visions and Voices: The USC Arts and Humanities Initiative.

For more information, please contact Gina Roco, Pinoy Projects 
Coordinator, at USC APASS at 213.740.4999 or roco@usc.edu.

The Faculty Lecture Series of the African-American Studies Program
Spring 2007

Professor Saidiya Hartman
Department of English & Comparative Literature
Columbia University
(author of Scenes of Subjection:  Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in
Nineteenth-Century America, Oxford, 1997)

Reading from:
Lose Your Mother:  A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route

Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2007

University of Southern California
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Richard Ide Common Room
420 Taper Hall

Co-sponsored by:
Department of American Studies & Ethnicity
Department of English
Department of History
Center for Feminist Research
College of Letters, Arts & Sciences

"LOSE YOUR MOTHER is wider and deeper than Alex Haley's landmark ROOTS, much less sentimental and incredibly smart. It reads like a cross between Bruce Chatwin and Toni Morrison, top-notch travel-writing and scintillating prose and soul. Hartman makes the Middle Passage more personal than heretofore imaginable both for Africans and African Americans. In so doing Hartman goes
a long way toward healing an unhealable hurt. Absolutely searing. This book is destined to be a landmark all its own. Probably the most meaningful book I've read this year."  --Randall Kenan, author of A Visitation of Spirits

"Lose Your Mother is a profound utterance of humanity, an innovative and compelling re-narrativization of terror by a scholar of extraordinary subtlety of vision, insight and empathy."  *Hazel V. Carby, Charles C. & Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of African American Studies, Yale University

"Hartman moves beyond archives and attempts to hear the voices of ghosts. Lose Your Mother is one of those landmark texts that succeeds at remembering the horrors of the Middle Passage and the historical legacy that experience left on both sides of the Atlantic."  *Robin D.G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination


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