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Goings On: posted week of February 20, 2007

1. Emmett Williams IN MEMORIAM

2. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, launches new website, www.funism.com
3. Joan Snyder, FF Member, at Betty Cunningham Gallery, opening Feb 23
4. Andrea Fraser, Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Adrian Piper, Martha Rosler, FF Alumns, at Austrian Cultural Forum NY, opening Feb 20, 6-8 pm
5. Nam June Paik, Cindy Sherman, FF Alumns, at Millenium Film Workshop, NY, Feb 24 and March 3
6. James Casebere, Cindy Sherman, FF Alumns, at ZKM, Germany, thru May 1
7. Roy Colmer, Ree Morton, Elizabeth Murray, Howardena Pindell, Carolee Schneemann, Joan Snyder, Pat Steir, Richard Tuttle, FF Alumns, at National Academy Museum, NY, thru April 22
8. Yuliya Lanina, FF Member,at DiVA NY07, Feb 23-25
9. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at Niagara, NY, Feb 23, 9 pm
10. Sabra Moore, FF Alumn,a t Harwood Museum of Art, NM, thru March 4
11. Kal Spelletich, FF Alumn, at Brown Bag Contemporary, NY, Feb 21, 6 pm
12. R. Sikoryak, Dale Goodson, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Feb 22, 7:30 pm
13. Robin Tewes, Jane Dickson, FF Alumns, at Pace Univ., thru March 9
14. Irina Danilova, Harley Spiller, Regina Vater, FF Alumns, at Galapagos, Feb 27
15. Mark Berghash, FF Alumn, at Port Washington Public Library, March 3-April 30
16. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, in Brooklyn, March 14, 7:30 pm
17. Kathy Westwater, FF Alumn, at Trisha Brown Co., NY, March 4-25

1. Emmett Williams IN MEMORIAM

As you may have heard, Emmett Williams died early in the morning on Valentine’s Day, February 14th 2007, at home and in his own bed. The day before he had been making new work in the studio and came home full of happy thoughts about the busy year to come. Just the way he wanted it.

The memorial ceremony will take place on Friday, February 23rd at 11 am in the small chapel at the Dorotheenstaedtische Friedhof, Chausseestrasse 126 in 10115 Berlin (Mitte). It was a cemetery he had always loved to visit with friends from out of town. Please join us there if you can.

Emmett’s ashes will be buried later under a beech tree 110 years old in a forest near Bremen, another happy hunting ground.
Yours sincerely,
Ann Noel

Rather than bringing a wreath or bouquet, please consider making a donation towards the support of young performing artists. A collection box will be available.

Emmett Williams, born in South Carolina in 1925, has lived most of his life as poet, painter and performer in Europe. Following his discharge from the U.S. Army in 1946, Williams worked his way to Poland and Greece on cattle boats. After his graduation from Kenyon College in 1949, he went to Paris for his honeymoon and remained in Europe for the next 17 years. His friendship and collaboration with Daniel Spoerri, Dieter Roth, Robert Filliou, and Ether European artists began in the 50s. He was on hand in 1962 when George Maciunas organized the historic Fluxus international festival in Wiesbaden, and has been a Fluxus activist ever since.

Williams returned to the United States for a decade in 1966 to become editor-in-chief of Dick Higgins’ Something Else Press in New York during its heyday. In 1976 he toured Japan with his close friend and Fluxus colleague, Ay-O, and returned to Tokyo a decade later as artist-in-residence at the Machida-shi Museum of Graphic Art, living with a Soto Zen master and his family at Ryodenji Temple. He was artist-in-residence and research fellow at the Carpenter Center for the visual Arts at Harvard University from 1977 until he returned to Europe in 1980.

Williams lived in Berlin, performing and exhibiting widely throughout Europe. He served as president of the International Artist’s Museum in Lodz, Poland. In 1977 the prestigious Berlinische Galerie awarded him the first Hannah Höch Prize for a “lifetime of achievement in the arts,” and with a retrospective exhibition at the Gropius Bau in Berlin.

Williams’s many pioneering books include the erotic poem cycle sweethearts (1966), hailed by Richard Hamilton as “the first large-scale masterpiece among the concrete texts.” Marcel Duchamp, a sweethearts fan, authorized a reproduction of his Coeurs Volants for the front cover of the American edition of the book.

His Anthology of Concrete Poetry (1967) after almost four decades is still considered one of the best guides to the innovations and experiments in visual and concrete poetry. And the American novelist and critic John Updike wrote of the “pleasure and wonderment” that Williams’ Selected Shorter Poems (1974) gave him.

Williams’ autobiographical My Life in Flux—and Vice Versa was published in 1992 by Thames and Hudson, who also brought out Mr. Fluxus, a collective portrait of George Maciunas, “father of Fluxus”, edited by Williams and his wife, the English artist Ann Noël.

Emmett Williams, America’s Premier Artist in Europe, Dies at 82
Emmett Williams, poet, performing artist and founding member of the Fluxus Art movement, passed away on the morning of February 14 at his long-time home in Berlin, Germany.

For over half a century, Williams was an active figure world-wide in some of art’s more revolutionary movements. His masterpiece, sweethearts, first published in 1967, is considered as an icon of concrete poetry, an experimental, literary form using words and letters for their concrete pictorial and acoustic form rather than their linguistic meaning. William’s long-time friend, British pop artist, Richard Hamilton has called sweethearts “the Guernica of concrete poetry.” At the same time, Williams was at the forefront of the performance art movement, taking part in the legendary, very first Fluxus performance in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1962.

In fact, despite a prolific career in a variety of artistic fields, his role as a Fluxus artist seems to be the image that has stuck most tenaciously to the artist, sometimes even to the detriment of the recognition of some of his other work. However, Fluxus was indeed well-suited to Williams’ good-natured, and often humorous artistic sensibilities. The movement thrived on apparently spontaneous events and “happenings” – concerts using rubber ducks as instruments or an otherwise tedious “roll call” counting the number of guests in the audience of Fluxus performances. Despite their ostensible silliness, these activities hid a serious intent to establish an exchange between artists and audience on the quest for a fresh, modernist art experience. Several of Williams’ performance pieces, such as his “Four-Directional Song of Doubt” have become standard works in the Fluxus repertoire.

The end of World War Two found Williams with the US Army in Europe, writing travel guides of European cities and contributing to the military’s Stars and Stripes newspaper. His life in Europe brought him in contact with a Western art world in shambles and a new generation eager to break with the past. This period marked the beginning of William’s role as a go-between joining European and American artists as well as the start of his wandering art existence resulting in extended sojourns in Western and Eastern Europe, the United States, Canada, Japan and Africa. From 1949-1966, Williams lived and worked in Western Europe where he contributed to the foundation of “Darmstadt Circle” of concrete poetry.

The year 1966 brought Emmett Williams back to the United States where until 1970 he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the ground-breaking art publishing house The Something Else Press. In fact, Williams’ work as an editor, publisher and teacher rival in importance his contributions to poetry and the pictorial arts. His Anthology of Concrete Poetry (1967) remains the standard work in the field and Williams served teaching stints at a number of international art academies, including the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (Honorary Doctoral Degree in 1997) in Halifax, Canada (1972-74) and Harvard University’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts (1977-78).

In 1981, Williams returned to Europe where he lived in Berlin with the British Artist Ann Noël until his death this week. From his residency in Berlin, Williams continued to serve as a force uniting Western European and American art movements, but even before the collapse of the Soviet Union his activities quickly expanded to involve Eastern Europe. In 1987, he became Co-Founder of the International Symposium of the Arts in Warsaw, Poland and in 1990 he became the first President of the Artists’ Museum in Lodz, Poland. In the latter position, Williams was instrumental in organizing the First International Art Biennale in Lodz as recently as 2004. In 2005 he received an additional Honorary Doctoral Degree from the Art Academy in Poznan, Poland. These honors served as icing on the cake of recent recognition the artist received. As early as 1996, his status as a major figure in European Arts was already confirmed as Williams – despite being born in South Carolina in 1925 - received Germany’s first Hannah Hoech Prize for “a lifetime of achievement in the arts.”

Emmett Williams continued to work and exhibit vociferously even to his very last days and he took on an iconic stature for a new generation with which he eagerly collaborated on everything from exhibitions to reading, performances and even techno music. He was often amused at the frequency with which he was mistakenly considered to be a European artist despite being born in South Carolina. His most recent major publication A Flexible History of Fluxus Facts & Fictions was released just weeks ago and it provides an amusing outline of over fifty years of avant-garde art history.

Emmett Williams is survived by his wife of over 30 years, the British artist, Ann Noël, as well as their son Garry Williams and two daughters from a previous marriage, Penelope Williams and Laura Williams.


2. Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, launches new website, www.funism.com

Norm Magnusson, FF Alumn, announces the launch of his new website, www.funism.com. Launched on Valentine's Day, 2007, it is an extensive library of diverse bodies of work and thought.


3. Joan Snyder, FF Member, at Betty Cunningham Gallery, opening Feb 23

New Paintings
Exhibition Dates: Wednesday, February 21 – March 24, 2007
Opening: Friday, February 23

On Wednesday February 21st, Betty Cuningham Gallery will open its second show for Joan Snyder. The exhibition, Joan Snyder: New Paintings is comprised of approximately 13 paintings completed by Snyder in 2006.
Snyder’s exhibiting career in New York spans over 35 years. Known for her expressive sometimes confrontational style, the paintings are also intimate and deeply felt. This new body of paintings explores the recurring motif of deep ponds which are depicted as literal pools of paint within many of the canvases. Inspired perhaps by the landscape around her studio in Woodstock the paintings reflect a discourse with nature that takes her deep within her own narrative.

Symphony VI combines the pond with a signature style of separated, stacked swathes of color. More structural in style, this painting records the passage of time and relates, for Snyder, to “movements” within a musical score.

In a departure from the canvases, a large diptych painted on panel stands apart. In one panel a pond is depicted but the style is more diagrammatic. In the second panel, drawn glyphs move around a central axis as if Snyder is plotting her path to a new location.

Snyder’s work can be seen in New York City in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Jewish Museum which featured a major survey of Snyder’s work in 2005. Museums throughout the country include The High Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Dallas Museum of Fine Arts.

Upcoming shows include: Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution, curated by Connie Butler, MOCA Los Angeles, High Times Hard Times, New York painting 1967-1975 at The Weatherspoon Art Museum, North Carolina, traveling to American University Museum, Washington DC and National Academy Museum New York in 2007.

For further information, complete biography, bibliography, photographs and/or catalogue, please contact the gallery via phone at 212 242-2772 or via e-mail:info@bettycuninghamgallery.com.

TEL 212 242-2772 FAX 212 242-5959


4. Andrea Fraser, Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Adrian Piper, Martha Rosler, FF Alumns, at Austrian Cultural Forum NY, opening Feb 20, 6-8 pm

Austrian Cultural Forum New York

February 21 – May 3 | 2007
Gallery hours:
Monday – Saturday | 10 am – 6 pm

Austrian Cultural Forum New York
11 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022
212 319 5300
Opening reception: Tuesday, February 20 | 2007 | 6 pm – 8 pm
Remarks at 7 pm
VALIE EXPORT will perform her expanded cinema film action Up+ Down+ On+ Off (1968)

Panel Discussion: Saturday | February 24 | 2007 | 5 – 7 pm

Exhibition dates: February 21 – May 3 | 2007
Gallery hours: Monday – Saturday | 10 am – 6 pm

Gottfried Bechtold
Ernst Caramelle
Maria Eichhorn
VALIE EXPORT / Peter Weibel
Harun Farocki
Andrea Fraser
Isa Genzken
Dan Graham / Robin Hurst
Hans Haacke
Hans Hollein
Werner Kaligofsky
Klub Zwei
Jaroslaw Kozlowski
Edward Krasinski / Eustachy Kossakowski
Dorit Margreiter / Mathias Poledna / Florian Pumhösl
Gordon Matta-Clark
Dora Maurer
Gustav Metzger
Ewa Partum
Walter Pichler
Adrian Piper
Martha Rosler
Allan Sekula
Franz West
Heimo Zobernig

On February 20, 2007 the Austrian Cultural Forum will open FOR A SPECIAL PLACE: DOCUMENTS AND WORKS FROM THE GENERALI FOUNDATION COLLECTION. The Generali Foundation, based in Vienna (http://foundation.generali.at/), presents a small but exclusive selection of its extensive collection at the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York (ACF). Contrary to most public collections, the Generali Foundation Collection is very specific, with a focus on Conceptual art, crossovers between art, architecture, and design, and artistic practices critically analyzing (mass) media and addressing social and political issues.

Established in 1988, the Generali Foundation promotes critical dialogue between the public and contemporary works of art, pursuing a distinctive program of exhibitions and publications, often in the context of broader research projects. The Generali Foundation Collection, which has been expanding steadily for nearly 20 years, represents the core activity of the Foundation and comprises more than 2,100 works by approximately 170 artists. Installation works, film, photography, and video; in general, media that allow the production of art as a process have defined this unique collection for many years. Key works by pioneering Austrian artists of the 1960s and 1970s, such as VALIE EXPORT, Hans Hollein, Walter Pichler, Gerhard Rühm, and Peter Weibel comprise the core of this collection. These works, some of which were considered radical in their time, are juxtaposed with works by international artists, such as Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Gordon Matta-Clark, Martha Rosler, and younger artists including Maria Eichhorn, Andrea Fraser, Klub Zwei, Dorit Margreiter, Mathias Poledna, and Florian Pumhösl. Over the past years, special attention has been paid to artists and works from former socialist countries near Austria dealing with these topics. An important group of works by artists including Sanja Ivekovic, Július Koller, Jaroslaw Kozloswki, Edward Krasinski, Ewa Partum, Marjetica Potrc, and Goran Trbuljak has thus entered the collection.

FOR A SPECIAL PLACE is obviously a reference to the extraordinary site of the Austrian Cultural Forum. It also refers to space as the element that connects the displayed documents and art works while at the same time reflecting the special context of the Generali Foundation in general. The reference to space is sometimes present in artistic procedures related to the possibilities and methodologies of art practice; some of the works offer a pointed and concrete critique of contemporary social constructs or sociopolitical situations. Within the very limited space at ACF, this exhibition is not intended as a "best of" show of the Generali Foundation Collection, but rather, the exhibition’s discursive presentation highlights links between individual works in this "corporate" collection.

Exhibition Curator: Sabine Breitwieser, Director, Generali Foundation
Assistant Curator: Bettina Spörr, Generali Foundation

An exhibition catalogue will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.

Concurrent with the exhibition at the Austrian Cultural Forum, seminal works by
Gordon Matta-Clark from the Generali Foundation Collection are on view in the exhibition Gordon Matta-Clark at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The Austrian Cultural Forum will be exhibiting Untitled (Proposals for Museum of Modern Art, New York) - ten drawings Matta-Clark made in 1978 featuring his ideas for a then planned extension of the MoMA.

Panel Discussion
Saturday | February 24 | 2007 | 5–7 pm
Organized by the Generali Foundation Vienna in cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Forum, New York


Welcome by Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Director ACF, New York
Introduction by Sabine Breitwieser, Director Generali Foundation, Vienna
Alexander Alberro, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Florida, Gainesville
Andrea Fraser, Artist, Los Angeles
Mathias Poledna, Artist, Los Angeles
Martha Rosler, Artist, New York
Elisabeth Sussman, Curator, and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Ann Temkin, Curator, Department of Painting & Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Moderator: Chris Dercon, Director Haus der Kunst, Munich

Free admission. Reservations are required for the panel discussion.
Contact rsvp@acfny.org or 212 319 5300 x 222.

This exhibition is supported by
Generali Group Austria | Generali Group Poland | Generali US Branch
Admission to all ACF exhibitions, concerts, and other events is free.
Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.

The Austrian Cultural Forum is located at 11 East 52nd Street in Manhattan. For additional information call 212 319 5300 or visit http://www.acfny.org.
E, V Train to Fifth Avenue/53rd Street
B, D, F, V Train to 47-50 Street/Rockefeller Center
E, V, 6 Train to 51st Street/Lexington Avenue
Bus: M 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 to 53rd Street


5. Nam June Paik, Cindy Sherman, FF Alumns, at Millenium Film Workshop, NY, February 24 and March 3

The Millennium is pleased to present three programs from Paul Tschinkel's extraordinary video series featuring some of the world renowned artists working in New York during the last four decades. Benefit Programs for the Millennium Film Workshop, Admission $10 Contribution. All proceeds will go to helping the organization meet its increasing expenses. Much thanks go to Paul Tschinkel for his support. He will be present to introduce and discuss the programs. Guest speakers are expected and will be announced.

ART/new york, a video series on contemporary art, was begun in 1979. This unique and extensive series focuses on the visual arts and brings art, artists and exhibitions to a broad public interested in the latest developments on the New York art scene. ART/new york has covered major exhibitions and artists who have defined and shaped the fascinating and diverse directions in contemporary art. Each program features visits to galleries, museums artist's studios and includes revealing interviews with artists as well as the perspective of critics, curators, and dealers. Paul Tschinkel is the creator, producer and director of ART/new york. A graduate of the MFA program at Yale University, he is a painter who in the early 70s turned to video as a way of making art. He was the first artist to produce a weekly program on New York's cable system. Called "Paul Tschinkel's Inner-Tube," it ran from 1974 to 1984 and featured conceptual programming and events, collaborative pieces with fellow artists, exhibitions and the Punk and No-Wave music scene of the late 70s and early 80s.

February 24 (Sat.) Nan Goldin – In My Life / Cindy Sherman
NAn Goldin - In My Life (28 min. - 1997). This program features the work of one of the major photographers of the latter part of the 20th century. seen in Goldin's compelling mid-career retrospective at The Whitney Museum of American Art which featured work culled from a period spanning more than 25 years of taking pictures. Organized by Whitney curator Elizabeth Sussman and selected by Nan Goldin and her life long friend and colleague David Armstrong, the exhibition tells a moving tale of Nan Goldin's life. Included are interviews with Nan Goldin and Marvin Hoffman, curator and a director of lookout in New York.

Cindy Sherman (28 min.-2002). CINDY SHERMAN creates innovative work that explores the place of women in society. With photographs she takes of herself, in which she impersonates various fictitious characters, she shows us the numerous roles women play in our world. she depicts women as house wife, sex symbol, lover, seductress, victim, monster and more and makes us wonder about our perceptions. Over the past 25 years, she has produced a body of work that depicts the female persona as seen through the filter of the media. Her work has received much acclaim and has been exhibited and collected widely. This program covers Sherman's first show of color photographs at Metro Pictures in 1981 and a 2000 show, also at Metro Pictures. Included is a rare 1981 interview with Sherman and recent interviews with Helene Winer, her dealer and Peter Schjeldahl, art critic for the New Yorker magazine.

March 3 (Sat.) Nam June Paik – prisoner of the Cathode ray
Nam June Paik - Prisoner of the Cathode Ray (54 min. - 2000). Nam June Paik (1932–2006) was the founding father of video art. For more than four decades, he had explored and exploited television technology and used it as an artist's medium. Paik confessed that he had become the "prisoner of the cathode ray." Over the years, he created an impressive, visionary and influential body of work that was not only shown world wide but has greatly influenced both commercial and artistic media. On this program, we see Paik's 1982 retrospective at the Whitney Museum, and his 1988 exhibition at the Dorothy Goldeen Gallery in lost Angeles and New York. Interviews are with Nam June Paik, art dealers Dorothy Goldeen and Holly Solomon and John Hanhardt, senior curator of film and media arts at the Guggenheim Museum.
art/new york

Film Workshop, Inc. 66 East 4th St., New York, NY 10003 212-673-0090
Paul Tschinkel

Three programs from his Video series on contemporary art Mapplethorpe, sherman, Goldin, Paik Benefit Screenings Starting times - 8pm


6. James Casebere, Cindy Sherman, FF Alumns, at ZKM, Germany, thru May 1

ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Imagination Becomes Reality
Expanded painting.
Works from the Goetz Collection
through May 1, 2007
ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Lorenzstrasse 19
76135 Karlsruhe, Germany


Painting has long been more than oil on canvas. As a source of inspiration and confrontation, it marks a point of departure for numerous contemporary artistic trends. The borders between the various artistic genres and media are hereby fluid: mixing and expanding one another, developing synergies and rendering the usual categories obsolete are not only the classical genres of architecture, sculpture, and painting, but also of more recent media such as photography, video, computer, and installation art. Collector Ingvild Goetz remarks: “Interesting in this is that many artists expand the medium of painting in sculpture, photography, and video; that is, they ‘paint’ on different surfaces, whereas conversely, painters often first generate their pictures on computers to then ultimately transfer them to canvas.”

The five-part exhibition series “Imagination Becomes Reality” by the Goetz Collection, Munich focuses on the crucial influence that painting has had on other areas of art. For the past two years, this series has offered the opportunity to discover painting in its most various expressive forms and techniques and has clarified, based on astonishing juxtapositions with contemporary artworks, the differences as well as the shared features of these media. Each of the exhibition’s sections, divided into theme-based groups, including new media, architecture and spatial experience, borrowings and subjective appropriation, and narration, presented works by five to ten artists.

The sixth and final exhibition in Karlsruhe will now show, on the entire ground floor of the ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, a selection of works by the 39 artists who have participated thus far, rounded out by eleven additional artists.

This makes it possible to point out connections between individual sections of the series that were hitherto expressed only in the catalogues. The programmatic work “Restoration” (1993) by Canadian artist Jeff Wall will introduce this summary exhibition. In Wall’s work “the painted panorama as mass media and precursor to film is present as is photography and picture production”, as Head of the Museum of Contemporary Art Gregor Jansen explains. Jansen continues: “A stringent link to Western art history of the past fifty years thus arises in an interplay with the collection presented at ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, which, at the same time, provides an excellent way to enter into the issues of current art’s understanding of images.”

Following the success of the exhibition “fast forward. Media Art Collection Goetz” in Winter 2003/04, this is the second cooperation with this internationally prominent private collection, whose collection activities extend to the entire diversity of media used in contemporary forms of artistic expression. Whereas “fast forward” at the ZKM | Media Museum concentrated exclusively on the collection’s video works, this time, painting is at the forefront as a component and starting point for artistic creation in all media.

Ingvild Goetz is responsible for the exhibition concept and will curate the show together with Stephan Urbaschek, Director of the Goetz Collection, and Gregor Jansen, Head of the ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art.

Accompanying the exhibition will be the sixth and final catalogue with essays and statements by internationally renowned authors. Also offered as a package are all six catalogue volumes together with a limited artist’s edition graphic work by André Butzer, Thomas Helbig, Markus Selg, Tal R, and Veron Urdarianu.

Participating artists:
Franz Ackermann, Olaf Breuning, André Butzer, James Casebere, David Claerbout, Nigel Cooke, Brice Dellsperger, Peter Doig, Inka Essenhigh, Barnaby Furnas, Julian Göthe, Wade Guyton/Kelley Walker, Eberhard Havekost, Mathilde ter Heijne, Thomas Helbig, Lothar Hempel, Barnaby Hosking, Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler, William Kentridge, Jochen Kuhn, Mark Leckey, Zilla Leutenegger, Rosilene Luduvico, Loretta Lux, Fabian Marcaccio, Ivan Morley, Frank Nitsche, Jacco Olivier, Hans Op de Beeck, Raymond Pettibon, Lari Pittman, Magnus Plessen, Michael Raedecker, Jörg Sasse, Wilhelm Sasnal, Thomas Scheibitz, Dana Schutz, Markus Selg, Cindy Sherman, Laurie Simmons, Thaddeus Strode, Hiroshi Sugito, Tal R, David Thorpe, Veron Urdarianu, Jeff Wall, Matthias Weischer, and Xia Xiaowan.

Opening hours:
Wed-Fri 10 am – 6 pm
Sat, Sun 11 am – 6 pm
Mon, Tue closed
Guided tours:
Sun 1 pm
More information:
http://www.zkm.de/imagination; http://www.sammlung-goetz.de

Press contact
Irina Koutoudis
phone: +49(0)721–8100–1220
fax: +49(0)721–8100–1139
e-mail: presse@zkm.de


7. Roy Colmer, Ree Morton, Elizabeth Murray, Howardena Pindell, Carolee Schneemann, Joan Snyder, Pat Steir, Richard Tuttle, FF Alumns, at National Academy Museum, NY, thru April 22

High Times, Hard Times:
New York Painting 1967-1975
A traveling exhibition that explores a time of radical new directions in abstract painting

February 15 – April 22, 2007
at the National Academy Museum
1083 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street
New York City
Organized and circulated by iCI and curated by Katy Siegel with David Reed as advisor

About the Exhibition
In the late 1960s and early 1970’s the New York art world was, famously, an exciting place to be. Recapturing the liveliness and urgency of this important, but critically overlooked moment, High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967-1975 presents a wide view of experimental abstract painting in works by 38 diverse artists. The exhibition is accompanied by a 176-page, fully illustrated catalogue.

Public Programs

Thursday, March 1, 2007, 6:45 pm
Painting in New York City, Then and Now
A panel discussion moderated by exhibition curator Katy Siegel
National Academy Museum
1083 Fifth Avenue

Distinguished painters David Diao, Guy Goodwin, Mary Heilmann and Dorothea Rockburne discuss painting in New York City during the late 1960s to the mid-1970s. Artist Deborah Kass joins the group with a perspective on how the legacy of that moment shapes painting today.

This panel discussion is co-organized by the National Academy Museum and iCI.

Reservations required, please call 212.369.4880, ext. 300, or email education@nationalacademy.org.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
High Times, Hard Times: Painting and Politics in New York City, 1967-1975
A panel discussion moderated by exhibition curator Katy Siegel with Howardena
Pindell, Anna Chave and others to be announced.
The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center
55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor
New York City

A panel discussion on issues of politics, race, and feminism in the art world as they emerged during the mid-‘60s. The panel will look at the repercussions today of that historical moment of exuberance forty years ago, when painting escaped the confines of a prescriptive modernism.

Panel discussion is organized by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, iCI, and the National Academy Museum.

High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967-1975 is a traveling exhibition organized and circulated by Independent Curators International (iCI). The guest curator is Katy Siegel, with David Reed as advisor. The exhibition, tour, and catalogue are made possible, in part, with support from the Peter Norton Family Foundation, the Harriett Ames Charitable Trust, the Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Dedalus Foundation, Inc., the iCI International Associates, the iCI Exhibition Partners, Kenneth S. Kuchin, and Gerrit and Sydie Lansing.

Artists in Exhibition
Jo Baer
Lynda Benglis
Dan Christensen
Roy Colmer
Mary Corse
David Diao
Manny Farber
Louise Fishman
Guy Goodwin
Ron Gorchov
Harmony Hammond
Mary Heilmann
Ralph Humphrey
Jane Kaufman
Harriet Korman
Yayoi Kusama
Al Loving
Lee Lozano
Ree Morton
Elizabeth Murray
Joe Overstreet
Blinky Palermo
Cesar Paternosto
Howardena Pindell
Dorothea Rockburne
Carolee Schneemann
Alan Shields
Kenneth Showell
Joan Snyder
Lawrence Stafford
Pat Steir
Richard Tuttle
Richard Van Buren
Michael Venezia
Franz Erhard Walther
Jack Whitten
Peter Young

For more information about iCI’s exhibitions, please call 212-254-8200 x 21 or visit iCI's Web site http://www.ici-exhibitions.org


8. Yuliya Lanina, FF Member,at DiVA NY07, Feb 23-25

patrick heide art projects, London presents works of Yuliya Lanina

DiVA NY07 Digital & Video Art Fair
New York
Embassy Suites Hotel, room 511
102 North End Avenue
In Battery Park at Vesey Street
February 23rd to 25th 2007
2pm to 10pm

A shuttle service between The Armory Show and DiVA will be provided.

Hope to see you there.


9. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at Niagara, NY, Feb 23, 9 pm

Hi peeperoos,
please come out this Friday, and get hypnotized with FULL TANK, and our friends EIGHTEEN. They rock. We pop.

112 AVE. A AT 7TH ST.



10. Sabra Moore, FF Alumn,a t Harwood Museum of Art, NM, thru March 4

Sabra Moore: "Out of the Woods/ Constructed Paintings & Sculpture"
The Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, New Mexico. January 12- March 4, 2007.
Artist's Talk, Thursday, February 22, 2007, 7 pm. 36 page catalogue available; essays by Lucy R. Lippard and curator, Margaret Bullock.

Information @ (505)758-9826 or harwoodmuseum.org or contact Sabra Moore@ mandmarts@cybermesa.co


11. Kal Spelletich, FF Alumn, at Brown Bag Contemporary, NY, Feb 21, 6 pm

I am in a show with some new pieces at:
Brown Bag Contemporary
85 Franklin Street (Between Church and Broadway)
New York, NY 10013
646.2906519 Telephone
Wednesday, 21 February 2007 at 6 PM.

see here for some of the pieces:

I am very very happy with the results.
hope to see you all when i am in NYC!

all the best

Kal Spelletich
institute for the arts, sciences and letters.
since , well, 1980!


12. R. Sikoryak, Dale Goodson, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Feb 22, 7:30 pm

Dixon Place presents...

Cartoon slide shows & other projected pictures presented by a glittering array of artists, performers, graphic novelists, & other characters.

Hosted by R. Sikoryak

Gabrielle Bell
Dale Goodson
Patrick Hambrecht
John Mathias
Tim Kreider
Karen Sneider
Jim Torok
and R. S.

Thursday, February 22
8 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm)

Dixon Place
258 Bowery, 2nd Fl, between Houston & Prince

Tickets: $12 or TDF; $10 student/senior

Advance tickets & more info:
(212) 219-0736


13. Robin Tewes, Jane Dickson, FF Alumns, at Pace Univ., thru March 9

Seen and Imagined Curated by Linda Gottesfeld at Peter Fingesten Gallery Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza. February 13-March 9. Gallery Hours Mon-Fri 12-4PM Artists include: Nicole Cohen, Jane Dickson, Barbara Friedman, Jonathan Ehrenberg, Carl Fudge, Linda Gottesfeld, Linda Herritt, Stephen Hilger, Gillian Hughes, Jillian McDonald, Jenny Lynn McNutt, Jim Moninger, John Mulgrew, Danielle Mysliwiec, William Pappenheimer, Roger Sayre, Lawrence Seward, Derek Stroup, Robin Tewes


14. Irina Danilova, Harley Spiller, Regina Vater, FF Alumns, at Galapagos, Feb 27

718 7825188
7:30 PM /DOORS 7:00 PM/

Luca Acito&Dario Carmentano, Estele Artus, Briony Barr, Igor Baskin, Jeff Bauer&Melania Semerad-Radulescu , Michele Beck&Jorge Calvo, Lloyd Blander&Aaron Krach, Emily Broadbent, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Serena Cal¨°, Giorgio Celon, Yu-Chen Chiu, Herve Constant, Carine Doerflinger, Zoran Dragelj Andrew Eyeman , Anni Finetti , Vincenzo Frattini , FULANA, Alberto Gallingani, Nora Gergely, Adam Glover, Sines Gunes, Are Hauffen, Gianni Iannitto, Jinho Im, Ianthe Jackson, Alana Kakoyiannis, Dubi Kaufmann , Ian Keller, Diana Kingsley, Carolina Kohan, David Lachman, LuLu LoLo, Rafaella Losapio, John H. Malone, Stephanie Mesiti, Antonello Novellino, Valerie Opielski, Frank Oudeman, Antonio Patrizio, Cristina Pavesi, Project 59, Angelo Riviello, Girolama Santulli, Gruppo SINESTETICO , Harley Spiller, Jessie Stead , Gerd Stern, Fereshteh Toosi, Dan Van Winkle , Regina Vater, Valerio Veneruso , Marco Villani, Jenny Vogel, Randall Wakerlin, Lucia Warck Meister , Lili White, Brooks Williams , Darya Zhuk

59 Seconds Video Festival introduces 59 videos, 59 seconds each: new collection gathered by recent calls plus video works by artists from New York and a collection of the best videos, chosen by audiences in USA, Austria, Australia, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Italy and Spain. Mini documentary, political satire, tragedy, comedy; metaphorical, narrative, experimental, edgy, controversial, creative and thought provocative video, including a unique collection of videos that integrate number 59.

"Maximum entertainment in minimum time" San Francisco Bay Guardian

"If 30-second TV commercials can bear the burden of our entire economy, just think what you could do with 59 seconds¡¬." Bill O'Driscoll, Pittsburgh City Paper

"What's the best thing you could do for yourself in 59 seconds? You could eat a taquito, take a really long pee, put on your socks and shoes-or you could see a creative and thought-provoking international film. The ideal film festival for those with short attention spans..." San Diego CityBEAT


15. Mark Berghash, FF Alumn, at Port Washington Public Library, March 3 - April 30

March 3-April 30, reception March 10, 2 pm. Slide talk with the artist, April 16, 7:30 pm. Port Washington Public Library www.pwpl.org

I's OPEN I's CLOSED is a photographic
and audio/visual project based on
a series of head and shoulder diptychs,
each one accompanied by a Haiku-like poem.

In creating each portrait
the subjects are requested to think about their inner life. The first image is with eyes closed, the second image with eyes open. After the photo session the subject writes down his or her thoughts and feelings. Berghash and his wife Rachel, a poet, compose a Haiku-like poem based on the subject’s words.

The exhibition will consist of 15 diptychs.
A twenty-image audio/video presentation will be seen on a monitor.
A sixty image audio/video version, from more than 110, will be available for the second month of this exhibition.

The recording and background sound is by Ziv Yonatan a sound designer and the reader is poet Keren Alkali.


16. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, in Brooklyn, March 14, 7:30 pm

with Donna Henes, Urban Shaman

Healing ourselves, each other, and our mutual Mother Earth.

March 14, Wednesday

Mama Donna's Tea Garden and Healing Haven
Park Slope, Brooklyn

Mama Donna's Tea Garden (718) 857-1343


17. Kathy Westwater, FF Alumn, at Trisha Brown Co., NY, March 4-25

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I want to also let you know about a class I am teaching at Trisha Brown Studio on Sundays in March. This work has been building, becoming more clear and exciting. I hope you will have a chance to come explore it in a physical way. Please feel free to share this info with others you think may be interested.

Best wishes,

Monster Body
with Kathy Westwater
March 4, 11, 18, 25
Sun, 12-3pm
$30, or $110 for all four

This workshop introduces through somatic and improvisational techniques the mobile and fragmented body characterizing Kathy Westwater's choreography. It undertakes a re-organization of the body initiated by a pelvis that moves on and off the central axis of alignment, causing moment-to-moment rebalancing with gravity to occur often as choreographic phrasing plays out. The dynamics of this practice range from minimal and meditative to awkward and spasmodic.

Kathy Westwater creates art that exists in the human body: somatically locating structures in the body, then defining and expanding them in physical, spatial and material terms, often in collaboration with architects, sound artists, computer programmers, and filmmakers. Her choreography, described as "something between Butoh and the Chicken Lady from Kids in the Hall" (New York Press), has been seen in many places, including Dance Theater Workshop, Brooklyn Museum, Franklin Furnace, and P.S. 122. Westwater is a guest teacher at Sarah Lawrence College since 2001, and has also taught at Movement Research, Bennington College, and 92nd Street Y.

for more information or to register, call 212.977.5365 or email education@trishabrowncompany.org
location: 625 W. 55th Street between 11th and 12th avenue


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