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Goings On: posted week of April 16, 2007

1. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, to receive NAAO Catalyst Award, Redcat, LA, April 28
2. Jacki Apple, FF Alumn, at University of La Verne, CA, thru May 4
3. Willoughby Sharp, FF Alumn, in Flash Art, March-April 2007
4. Michael Smith, FF Alumn, at Christine Burgin Gallery, NY, thru May 12
5. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at South Fourth Bar, Brooklyn, opening April 19
6. Paul Zaloom, FF Alumn, at Davidson/Valentini Theatre, LA, thru April 22
7. Joan Jonas, FF Alumn, at Electronic Arts Intermix, NY, April 17
8. Marcus Young, FF Alumn, in St. Paul, MN, April 22, 11-5 pm
9. Patty Chang, FF Alumn, on Louise Bourgeois, FF Alumn, at DIA, NY, TONIGHT
10. Wooloo, FF Alumns, announce Avant-Garde dating project
11. Kate Gilmore, FF Alumn, at Smith-Stewart Gallery, NY, opening April 20, 6-9 pm

1. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, to receive NAAO Catalyst Award, Redcat, LA, April 28

VITAL SIGNs: creative and healthy communities
National Association of Artists’ Organizations National Conference
For Artists and Arts Organizations
Dates: April 26, 27, 28, 29 2007

April 28, 8:PM: “100 Years of Artists At Work” performance and Catalyst Awards
@ REDCAT ($10 Tickets to non-conference attendees, no reservations)
631 West Second Street, on the northeast corner of the intersection with Hope Street. Catty corner to Disney
Hall in the same building.

Awards: Martha Wilson, artist, founder of Franklin Furnace in NYC
Ruby Lerner, director of Creative Capital

Producers: Karen Atkinson and Leslie Tamarabuci
Introduction: Steven Lavine, President of CalArts
Master of Ceremonies: Tomas Benitez, Plaza de la Raza

Performers: Douglas Kearney, Otono Lujan and Los Pochos, Terence McFarland, Mark Murphy, Jordan Peimer, Penny Dannenberg, Martha Wilson, John Fleck and more.


2. Jacki Apple, FF Alumn, at University of La Verne, CA, thru May 4

In exhibition
Queen Bees: eco-actions and collective organizing

The University of La Verne Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography presents
March 21 – May 4, 2007
in conjunction with the university conference 

En gendering Diversity and Community, March 21-23
Reception Thursday, April 26: 7-9PM  Discussion 7PM
curated by Dr. L. Hernandez Gomez of the League of Imaginary Scientists

Kim Abeles | Jacki Apple | Atico 8 | Lauren Bon | Nancy Buchanan | Roya Falahi | Nancy Macko | Sheila Pinkel

Irene Carlson Gallery of Photography
The University of La Verne Miller Hall
1950 Thirds Street La Verne CA 91750
909.593.3511 x 4285  www.ulv.edu/art
Hours: M-F 9AM-9PM Admission is free

Queen Bees:  eco-actions and collective organizing presents photographic artwork and documentation of women artists whose varied creative lives enunciate community.  Politically responsive and ecologically assertive, the women artists and collectives assembled in this exhibition are vital members of the global arts community.

The organizing and specialization within the bee colony resonates with these artists, and has a biological corollary in a human brain that rewards collective behavior.  In the last decade neuroscience has advanced the idea that human beings, and women in particular, are wired to collaborate and cooperate.  When given tasks that allow one individual to advance towards a goal through a collaborative effort, the brain responds by activating what are known as reward centers, producing pleasure in response to working together.  Like social insects whose specialized instincts fulfill the collective needs of the hive, the assembled artists thrive within and around identified communities.

Kim Abeles www.kimabeles.com
Jacki Apple www.jackiapple.com
Atico 8 – Liz Kueneke/Margarita Pineda/Ximena Covaleda 
www.hangar.org/gallery/album107; www.saladestar.com/m_pineda
Lauren Bon – FarmLab and notacornfield  www.laurenbon.com; notacornfield.com; farmlab.org/
Nancy Buchanan www.nancybuchanan.net
Roya Falahi www.fette-gallery.com/artists/roya_falahi.php
Nancy Macko www.nancymacko.com
Sheila Pinkel www.art.pomona.edu/studioart/faculty/pinkel.html

Jacki Apple


3. Willoughby Sharp, FF Alumn, in Flash Art, March-April 2007

Willoughby Sharp interviewed by Andrea Bellini in the March/April 2007 edition of Flash Art, pp. 86-89.

Please send you observations and comments to:

Willoughby Sharp
Pamela Seymour Smith
99 Commercial Street - 2G
Brooklyn, New York

Tel/Fax: 718-383-5429
email: sharp.smith@earthlink.net


4. Michael Smith, FF Alumn, at Christine Burgin Gallery, NY, thru May 12

Michael Smith
Drawings and Videos (from storage)
through May 12 2007

Christine Burgin
243 West 18th Street
New York NY 10011
212 462 2668


5. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at South Fourth Bar, Brooklyn, opening April 19

I have a piece in a group show of 10 artists, called "HOME", opening Thursday, April 19, 6 to 9pm. Join us for a drink, and tell me what you think HOME is. See what I think in the Wall Doll I made.
Happy Spring Everybody!!

The Williamsburg Art & Historical Center and South 4th present:
April 19 - May 24, 2007
Halona Hilbertz
Donn Davis
Joel Simpson
Carla Cubit
Arthur Kvarnstrom
Pedro Da Paz
Rene Mayorga
Tom Wilson
James Banta
Carla Torres

South 4th Bar & Cafe
90 South 4th Street (corner of Berry)
Brooklyn, NY


6. Paul Zaloom, FF Alumn, at Davidson/Valentini Theatre, LA, thru April 22

Hello friends! Zaloom here. Please come and see the new show i directed and cowrote, opening tomorrow!! Thursday!  Two weeks only! There's a puppet show in the middle of it, lots of comedy, and a wild set and cast...don't miss it! If you wish to come, call now and buy tickets because the house is tiny, and it will sell out very quickly! I hope you can come and see my newest work....thanks, Paul

Cornerstone theater company and the l.a. gay & lesbian center proudly present


A super raucous comedy about queer life in the eons to come!
By Paul Zaloom and Lynn Jeffries With The Cast
Directed By Paul Zaloom|
Scenic Design Lynn Jeffries; Lighting Design Kerry Farmer; Sound Design Benajah Cobb;
Costume Design Elizabeth Cox & Garry Lennon; Stage Manager Alejándra Navarro

With Grant Cornish, Travis Costell, Marsian De Lellis, Lynn Jeffries, Peter Howard, Joan Larsen, Alejándra Navarro, Jefferson Nieto, Debra Pasquarette, Dee Dee Robinson, Loraine Shields, Dahlia Turnbull, Nancy Valverde And Joz Wick

Forget your cares and woes and step into a wild, plushy, sparkly, sci-fi, puppet-laden, and very funny fantasy about what gay life will be like in the near and distant future!

See the first gay Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at war!
Witness the amazing Gaydar Detector do its gay detecting!
Marvel at the trials and tribulations of the Last Homophobes on Earth!
And more...!
(Contains mature themes)

Through April 22, 2007 Thursdays through Sundays at 8pm Closing matinee on Sun, April 22 at 3pm
FOR TICKETS, CALL 323-860-7300 OR VISIT www.lagaycenter.org/boxoffice
Reservations strongly recommended
Thursdays $15
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays $20
$10 tickets for students & seniors 10 Pay-What-You-Can tickets available per show! First come, first served. Box office opens one hour prior to performance.
L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center ’s Davidson/Valentini Theatre

The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles 90038 (one block east of Highland, just north of Santa Monica Blvd.) Free parking available. Wheelchair accessible. www.CornerstoneTheater.org www.lagaycenter.org

Details at www.CornerstoneTheater.org


7. Joan Jonas, FF Alumn, at Electronic Arts Intermix, NY, April 17

Joan Jonas: I Want to Live in the Country (And Other Romances)
Book Launch • Screening • Discussion with Artist

EAI and AFTERALL invite you to join us for a special evening with Joan Jonas, celebrating the launch of a new Afterall Book by Susan Morgan: Joan Jonas, I Want to Live in the Country (And Other Romances). Tuesday, April 17, 2007
6:30 pm

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011

Admission free
RSVP: info@eai.org

Presented in collaboration with ICFAR Curated Conversations,
University of the Arts London.

"I didn't see a major difference between a poem, a sculpture, a film, or a dance. A gesture has for me the same weight as a drawing: draw, erase, draw, erase--memory erased." -Joan Jonas

EAI and Afterall present a screening of Joan Jonas's 1976 video work, I Want to Live in the Country (And Other Romances), which Morgan's new book explores. Jonas will be present to introduce and talk about this haunting nonlinear video narrative. Following the screening Susan Morgan will lead a Q & A with Joan Jonas. The evening will conclude with a reception during which Morgan's new book will be available for purchase.

The video I Want to Live in the Country (And Other Romances) unfolds like a dream as Jonas examines loss, displacement, time, and memory. Jonas creates a poetic theater of meditation in this nimbly structured elliptical narrative. Revealing frames within frames and monitors within monitors, the artist is both the observer and the subject of observation in this murmured story of the unconscious. Susan Morgan describes Jonas's approach to video as a drawing tool, an endless mirror and a framing device. In her new book, Morgan takes the reader through the exterior and interior scenes that comprise Jonas's work and considers how the artist has used performance and video since 1968 to explore ways of seeing, the inherent rhythms of ritual and the archetypal authority of objects and gestures.

Joan Jonas
An acclaimed multi-media performance artist, Joan Jonas is also a major figure in video art. Jonas has performed and exhibited her work extensively throughout the world. In 2004 she was honored with a retrospective at the Queens Museum of Art in New York, entitled Joan Jonas: Five Works. She has had major retrospectives at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Holland, and Stadtsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany. Other one-person exhibitions and performances include the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; San Francisco Museum of Art; University Art Museum, Berkeley, California; Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, and Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, among others. Joan Jonas lives and works in New York City.

Susan Morgan
Susan Morgan is a writer based in Los Angeles, California and Edinburgh, Scotland. From 1979-1991 she was, with Thomas Lawson, the co-editor of Real Life magazine, an alternative art publication based in New York. A former contributing writer for Interview, Mirabella and Elle, she is currently a contributing editor at Metropolitan Home. The author of Martin Munkacsi (Aperture, 1992) and Edward Weston: Portraits (Aperture, 1995), Morgan is a recipient of the Center for Creative Photography's Ansel Adams Research Fellowship.

About Afterall
Afterall is a research and publishing organization based at Central Saint Martins, London and California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles. Afterall Books investigate the social, aesthetic, and theoretical contexts of contemporary art, considering both the work itself and its effect on a wider cultural debate. These beautifully produced and richly illustrated publications present critical analysis of contemporary artists' ideas and intentions and consider the impact and ongoing influence of the works they produce. www.afterall.org

About EAI
Founded in 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is one of the world's leading nonprofit resources for video art and interactive media. EAI's core program is the international distribution of a major collection of new and historical media works by artists. EAI's activities include a preservation program, viewing access, educational services, online resources, and public programs such as exhibitions and lectures. The Online Catalogue provides a comprehensive resource on the 175 artists and 3,000 works in the EAI collection, including extensive research materials. www.eai.org

Please visit EAI's new project, The Online Resource Guide for Exhibiting, Collecting & Preserving Media Art, a comprehensive source for information on single-channel video, computer-based art, and media installation: http://resourceguide.eai.org

Electronic Arts Intermix
535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011
(212) 337-0680 tel
(212) 337-0679 fax


8. Marcus Young, FF Alumn, in St. Paul, MN, April 22, 11-5 pm

Wishes for the Sky , Earth Day Public Art Event, April 22, St. Paul, MN

What are you doing for Earth Day?  I hope you will consider joining me on April 22 to see my latest project.  It’s called Wishes for the Sky, a large-scale outdoor public art event, and it invites the community to help create the work of art.  We will fly 1000 blue kites with our wishes written on them, play hundreds of wind chimes hung on a large bamboo house, and create a sound installation by speaking our promises to the earth.  This is a collaboration with calligrapher/choreographer Shen Pei, composer Mary Ellen Childs, architect Peter Kramer, sound designer Cody Anderson and many others.  For more information about the project and the artists involved, please see www.WishesForTheSky.org.  Come any time to St. Paul’s Harriet Island on Sunday, April 22, from 11am to 5pm.  Join me for this nature-inspired day of wishing and promising.  Thank you.  –Marcus Young

April 22, 2007, Earth Day
Harriet Island, St. Paul


9. Patty Chang, FF Alumn, on Louise Bourgeois, FF Alumn, at DIA, NY, TONIGHT

Monday, April 16, 2007, 6:30 pm

Dia Art Foundation
548 West 22nd Street (between 10th and 11th avenues)
New York, New York 10011
212 989 5566  www.diaart.org

Admission for the lecture is $6; $3 for students, seniors, and Dia members. Tickets are available at the lecture; advance reservations are not necessary.

Born in 1972 in San Francisco, New York-based artist Patty Chang has had solo exhibitions at the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2005); the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2005);  the Baltic Art Center, Visby, Sweden (2001); and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid (2000).

Louise Bourgeois was born in 1911 in Paris. She entered the Sorbonne to study mathematics in 1932 but turned to art the next year, enrolling at several art schools, including the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, in addition to apprenticing in artists' studios in Montparnasse and Montmartre. She immigrated to New York, in 1938, and continued her studies at the Art Students League. Her first one-person exhibition was held at the Bertha Schaefer Gallery, New York, in 1945, and her sculpture was first shown in 1949 at the Peridot Gallery, New York. In 1982 the Museum of Modern Art, New York, organized a retrospective, which traveled to various American venues. Her work has since been shown internationally, including in Documenta 9 (1992) and the São Paulo Bienal of 1996. Bourgeois's first European retrospective was organized in 1989, traveling from the Frankfurter Kunstverein to the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, and the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, among other venues. Bourgeois represented the United States at the Venice Biennale in 1993.

Made possible by a grant from Art for Art’s Sake, New York, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, this series, established in 2001, highlights the work of contemporary artists from the perspective of their colleagues and peers, and focuses on artists in Dia’s collection and exhibition programs.


10. Wooloo, FF Alumns, announce Avant-Garde dating project


Avant-Garde Dating is the latest Wooloo project that invites participation from artists. The project selects individuals to be matched in carefully chosen couples, and the most innovative participants among these couples will receive an exhibition in Berlin, Germany during Art Forum 2007. Applications are available for anyone with a Wooloo account.

All artists will be matched by a Dating Board consisting of Tanja Ostojic, Raul Zamudio and Karen D. Peters in collaboration with Wooloo Productions.

All artists on Wooloo are now being viewed by curators. This month, the following uploaded exhibitions have been selected from the hundreds currently on Wooloo.org:

Marcus Nuestetter of The Premises Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa has selected dreams-wish-delusion by artist Marko Vojnic Gin.

Khaled Ramadan of Chamber of Interventional Media in Copenhagen, Denmark has selected Behind the Sun by artist Javier Tapia.

Juan Puntes of White Box in New York, USA has selected Bobbing for Apples by artist Abinadi Meza.


11. Kate Gilmore, FF Alumn, at Smith-Stewart Gallery, NY, opening April 20, 6-9 pm

Dear Friends,

This Friday, April 20th, is the opening for Amy Smith-Stewart's new gallery on the Lower East Side. If you happen to be in town, please stop by. I will have a video in the exhibition.

All my best,

SMITH-STEWART gallery, April 20th 6-9 pm.

"Foam of the Daze"

Georganne Deen
Kate Gilmore
Alex Hubbard
Ignacio Gonzalez-Lang
Marilyn Minter
Ylva Ogland
Cristina Lei Rodriguez
Mika Rottenberg
Elif Uras

*Shaun El C. Leonardo's performance "Self-Portrait Remix," 7pm opening night.

53 Stanton St. @ Forsyth
NY, NY 10002


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