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Goings On: posted week of September 17, 2007

CONTENTS:
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1. Selene Luna, FF Fundwinner 2007-08, @ Mo Pitkin’s, NY, Oct 22, 10:30 pm
2. Peter Baren, FF Alumn, in The Netherlands, Sept 22
3. Veronica Vera, FF Alumn, in NY, October 3 and 11
4. Kenneth Schlesinger, FF Member, named Chief Librarian for Lehman College, NY
5. Wooloo Productions, FF Alumn, in Berlin, Germany, Sept 13-Oct 10
6. Homer Jackson, FF Alumn, @ The Village of Arts and Humanities, Philadelphia, thru Oct 22
7. elin o’Hara slavick, FF Alumn, @ Bubble Lounge, NY, Sept 18, 6:30 pm
8. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, national tour, September-December
9. Martin Kippenberger, FF Alumn, in Graz, Austria, through Jan 6, 2008
10. Charles Dennis, FF Alumn, on youtube.com
11. Babs Reingold, FF Alumn, @ Jersey City Museum, opening Sept 20
12. Patty Chang, FF Alumn, @ UC Berkeley, Sept 19-Dec 23
13. Grisha Coleman, FF Alumn, in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and more
14. Sarah Johnson, FF Alumn, @ Catskill Festival of New Theatre, Sept 28, 8 pm
15. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn, in Beijing, Sept 22, 2:30-4 pm
16. Nao Bustamante, Jennifer Monson, Clifford Owens, FF Alumns, receive Lambent Fellowships in the Arts
17. Eleanor Antin, Dara Birnbaum, Louise Bourgeois, DISBAND (Ilona Granet, Donna Henes, Ingrid Sischy, Diane Torr, Martha Wilson), Marty Beth Edelson, Rose English, Barbara Hammer, Susan Hiller, Joan Jonas, Joyce Kozloff, Suzanne Lacy, Ana Mendieta, Linda Montano, Ree Morton, Lorraine O’Grady, Pauline Oliveros, Yoko Ono, Howardena Pindell, Adrian Piper, Yvonne Rainer, Martha Rosler, Miriam Schapiro, Carolee Schneemann, Bonnie Sherk, Cindy Sherman, Mimi Smith, Nancy Spero, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Cecilia Vicuña, Hannah Wilke, FF Alumns, @ National Museum of Women in the Arts, DC, opening Sept 21
18. Dozens of FF Alumns in Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair, Sept 28-30
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1. Selene Luna, FF Fundwinner 2007-08, @ Mo Pitkin’s, NY, Oct 22, 10:30 pm

FRANKLIN FURNACE ANNOUNCES SELENE LUNA’S SHRIMP MONOLOGUES:
Monday, October 22nd, 2007 at 10:30PM

Selene Luna, actress, Velvet Hammer Burlesque icon and veteran of Hollywood's underground cabaret scene will be debuting her solo show Pocket Venus in Manhattan.

Pocket Venus is a unique and powerful stage show that cuts deep with heartfelt story telling intertwined with Luna’s unmistakable esthetic for glamour. Pocket Venus weaves together a lifetime of adversity with anecdotes from illegal immigration to a tough upbringing in the housing projects of East Los Angeles to humorous tales of Hollywood that can only be told by a little person. The show is hilariously straightforward as Luna addresses topics most are too embarrassed to ask a little person. Luna's versatile showmanship makes for a compelling evening of top-notch entertainment.

At 3'10", Selene Luna is a one-of-a-kind entertainer whose recent career highlights include playing along side Academy Award nominee Karen Black, stage direction under legendary haute couture designer Thierry Mugler, and a featured role on Emmy nominated daytime soap Passions. Fresh from two sold-out solo shows in Los Angeles, Pocket Venus and Say It to My Face!, Luna will be performing Off-Broadway this fall with Margaret Cho’s, The Sensuous Woman show. Luna’s stories about Hollywood are equally fascinating. She tells of her reluctance to play an elf in a film, comparing stereotypical costume roles for Little People to performing in blackface. Family photos, pictures of noteworthy Little People and video clips of Luna’s acting work have been seamlessly incorporated into the show. Sandra Ross, L.A. Weekly Theater Critics

She is Lucille Ball and Gloria Swanson, Marlene Dietrich and Lupe Velez; the sincerity of Alice In Wonderland and cunning of Betty Boop mixed in one hot Firecracker. Austin Young, Glue Magazine

Luna took audiences through her personal journey from a social outcast to an actress struggling not to play “second banana” (literally!) in commercials to vivacious burlesque dancer to the beautiful, self-realized performer of indomitable talent and spirit that she is today.” Ken Knox, IN Magazine

What Selene lacks in height, she sure makes up for in spunk. Call her what you want, but Selene will never be less than fabulous. Nikki Wantz, www.la2day.com

She's got a quirky humor reminiscent of the red-haired comedian, made naughty by a touch of Bettie Page sensuality and the girlish charm of Betty Boop. It's that kind of presence that has made Luna one of the most recognizable faces in the city's burlesque revival scene. Pandora Young, LA Weekly, LA People 2007

Tickets and Information
Tickets to Pocket Venus on sale at Mo Pitkin's House of Satisfaction in New
York, online at www.MoPitkins.com.

This work was made possible, in part, by Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art, supported by Jerome Foundation in celebration of the Jerome Hill Centennial and in recognition of the valuable cultural contributions of artists to society.

Pocket Venus Press Contact:
(323)466-1546, main
(323)828-3655, cell
SLsecretary@yahoo.com
myspace.com/selene_luna_shows
www.seleneluna.com

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2. Peter Baren, FF Alumn, in The Netherlands, Sept 22

ARK (Featuring Blind Dates, Orphaned Whisperings And Other Unknown Pleasures). A performance by Peter BAREN.
22 September 2007.
Bewaerschole, Burgh-Haamstede, The Netherlands. www.bewaerschole.nl
Part of the series Incantation in the sense of stillness.
Also performances by Toine Horvers, Aaron Williamson.

ARK () is an ongoing performance piece that has continued to evolve and change shape over time. Having started life in New York City during Currency 2004, festival of contemporary performance, it has subsequently been performed in cities such as Biel, Cardiff, Ustka, Torun, Cracow, La Bisbal d'Emporda, Vancouver, Tel Aviv, and recently in Glasgow. A multi-sensory work, Baren's performance in Burgh-Haamstede will include fog, saran-wrapped performers, circling satellites, molasses, texts, boomerangs and more.

Baren's practice uses the public assumptions of performance- the promise of drama, duration and theatricality- to evoke a disquieting sense of primordial mystery, public yearning, fear and cultural reformation. Blending props common to show-business with cross-cultural signifiers, Baren's work creates a site of what photographer and art critic Kristoff Steinruck dubbed "radical mystical fundamentalism."

ARK (Featuring Blind Dates, Orphaned Whisperings And Other Unknown Pleasures) finds a meeting ground between sensual bewilderment and political commentary which points out the constructed nature of our ideas of cultural memory and our sometimes superficial notions of identity.

Lance Blomgren, Vancouver, 2007

Warm Regards,
Peter BAREN

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3. Veronica Vera, FF Alumn, in NY, Oct 3 and 11

Veronica Vera, FF Alumn, offers "Amazing Grace: How to Walk, Sit & Pose in High Heels, a class for all women, genetic and trans, presented by Miss Vera's Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls, NYC. Class Dates, Wed, Oct. 3 and Thurs, Oct. 11, 7:30-9:30 pm. More dates to follow. Midtown location. Low heels, permitted. Skirts, a must.Advance registration required. Info: register@missvera.com or 212-989-0906.

Pr Contact: Miss Vera, 212-989-0906 or missviqui@missvera.com

HIGHER HEELED EDUCATION
For G-Girls and T-Girls

Miss Vera's Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls once again takes the lead in education with its offer of Amazing Grace: How to Walk, Sit & Pose in High Heels, a class for all women to be held at 7:30pm on Wednesday, October 3rd and again on Thursday, October 11th. By the phrase, all women, academy founder, Veronica Vera means women who've lived in that gender all of their lives, as well as transwomen, those who were raised as men but who transition to female, whether for a day or for a lifetime. "For years non-trans women or "genetic girls", to use a popular term, have been clamoring to attend the same classes as the crossdressers and other transgendered adults who come to my Academy"...especially the high heel class" says Miss Vera. "We all want to get rid of the clomp in our clip, and a bent kneed "spider walk" is not attractive," she says, speaking of some of the pedi-problems the course will address.

Since 1992, Miss Vera the dean of students, and her faculty of experts have offered private classes, at what has been described as "a pretty penny." At $49, Amazing Grace is more economical. Women still earn less than men, about 76 cents on the dollar. And transwomen have a myriad of new expenses. Hair care and hormones alone, can send a t-girl to the poor house. While some transwomen have maintained their positions and salaries, many others have had to move into lower paying jobs. The group class makes sense from a number of standpoints. The participants are united in a common purpose, the grace of feminine movement. "Walking and carriage are so important," says the dean. "A woman who strides beautifully and confidently into a room is a step ahead of the game."

The class represents a new solidarity among gg's, transwomen and crossdressers. Miss Vera believes learning in this integrated group will be a unique experience, fun and enlightening for all.

Veronica Vera will host the event. Lead instructor is Maryanne Byington, the academy's dean of high heels, an award-winning ballroom dancer and teacher. Other academy deans are likely to participate. Miss Vera plans to continue these and other group classes. She invites individual and corporate sponsorship to help her to do so. "I'd like to help as many women as we can and, when possible, offer scholarships to needy debutantes."

Class: Amazing Grace, How To Walk, Sit & Pose in High Heels
Particpants: Open to all women, G-girls and T-girls.
Dates: Wednesday, Oct. 3 and Thurs. Oct. 11, 2007
Time: 7:30-9:30 pm
Place: 250 W. 54 Street
Tuition: $49 per session/$89 for both. Advance registration required. Limit 20 Students.
Low Heels, permitted. Skirts, a must.
Ph: 212-989-0906, email: register@missvera.com
Sponsors; Avalon Day Spa, Natural Contours, Secrets In Lace, Flash Fitness.

About Miss Vera and the Academy:
Founded by Veronica Vera in 1992, Miss Vera's Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls, the world's first crossdressing academy, has attracted hundreds of students from across the country and around the world, as well as international media coverage and awards. Veronica Vera is the author of hundreds of articles on human sexuality and two books: Miss Vera's Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls and Miss Vera's Crossdress for Success. Both available from Randomhouse. She is a keynote speaker- most recently at the annual conference of the International Foundation for Gender Education (IFGE) and at the upcoming Fantasia Fair- a clinical sexologist and a former adult film star. TV appearances include Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The View. Miss Vera is on the executive board of Feminist for Free Expression

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4. Kenneth Schlesinger, FF Member, named Chief Librarian for Lehman College, NY

Kenneth Schlesinger, a librarian, archivist, scholar, and educator, has been named Professor and Chief Librarian at Lehman. He began his tenure August 1.

Prof. Schlesinger comes to Lehman with significant experience in the CUNY system, including his most recent service as Acting Chief Librarian at York College. From 2000-2006, he was Director of Media Services at LaGuardia Community College, where he also achieved the rank of full professor. He worked previously at Thirteen/WNET, where he established the station’s first videotape archive, and was also an archivist in the research collections of Time, Inc., the Metropolitan Opera, the Paley Center for Media (formally the Museum of Television and Radio), and the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music.

"The Library's holdings are core assets whose continued preservation and growth are vital to the work of our students and faculty," said Dr. Mary A. Papazian, Lehman’s Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. "Prof. Schlesinger's experience and scholarship will position the Library to continue to fulfill its important mission."

Prof. Schlesinger has spoken and published extensively on library architecture, open access, institutional repositories, intellectual property, performing arts archives, and digital preservation. He has received numerous academic and professional honors, including a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant and Summer Fellowship from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. He is vice president of the Theater Library Association and a founder and board president of Independent Media Arts Preservation.
Prof. Schlesinger received a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.F.A. from Yale University, and an M.L.S. from Pratt Institute. He succeeds Prof. Rona Ostrow, who retired as Chief Librarian in 2006. Since then, Prof. Sandrea DeMinco had served as Acting Chief Librarian.

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5. Wooloo Productions, FF Alumn, in Berlin, Germany, Sept 13-Oct 10

JOIN US AT THE AVANT-GARDE DATING EXHIBITIONS IN BERLIN

In the past six months, WOOLOO.ORG has received online applications from artists wanting to challenge the conventions of partnering and be matched in new, innovative couples.

The AVANT-GARDE DATING Board has now matched individuals from more than 30 different countries. Out of these, three outstanding "couples" have been invited for a 1-week exhibition in Berlin to further explore the concept of human partnering.

Starting tomorrow, each of the selected artists will travel to Berlin to meet their partner for the first time in New Life Shop - and then live together for one week in the gallery space.

The first dating couple is: Felis Stella & Sergio Zevallos.
Exhibition Dates: Sep. 13th to Sep. 19th.

The second dating couple is: Laurel Jay & Tanya Ury.
Exhibition Dates: Sep. 27th to Oct. 3rd.

The third dating couple is: ROXANNE & The Thom.
Exhibition Dates: Oct. 4th to Oct. 10th.

NEW LIFE SHOP
Choriner Strasse 85
10119 Berlin-Mitte
Gallery hours: Tues-Sat, 12-6 PM (or any other time the artists will let you in)
U-Bahn: Rosenthaler Platz (U8)
Click Here for Map.

OPENINGS/EVENTS:
Tuesday, Sep. 18th: 6 PM (1st couple)
Thursday, Sep. 27th: 6 PM (2nd couple)
Tuesday, Oct. 9th: 6 PM (3rd couple)

For all comments and suggestions, please send an email to: contact@wooloo.org

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6. Homer Jackson, FF Alumn, @ The Village of Arts and Humanities, Philadelphia, thru Oct 22

The Village of Arts and Humanities presents:

Evoking Spirit, Embracing Memory
Saturday, September 15- October 22, 2007

Opening reception: Saturday, September 15,12:30-4pm Baobab Park, 11th & York Streets

Curated by: Joyce Scott, Homer Jackson, & Linda Goss

Featuring Sculptures inspired by the African American tradition of the Bottle Tree by: Nashid Ali, Barbara Bullock, Brujo De La Mancha, Ed Huges, Mr. Imagination, Leroy Johnson, Martina Johnson Allen, Mogauwane Mahloele, Gary L. Moore, Pose II, Chanthaphone Rajavong, Onajide Shabaka, Gretchen Shannon and Celestine Wilson-Hughes.

For detailed information, please visit the website:
www.villagearts.org/exhibition

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7. elin o’Hara slavick, FF Alumn, @ Bubble Lounge, NY, Sept 18, 6:30 pm

Dear NYC Friends,

The CHARTA fall titles - which includes my Bomb After Bomb: A Violent Cartography - release party will be Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30pm at The Bubble Lounge, 228 W. Broadway at White Street. I will be there and it would be fun to see some of you there too!

Cheers and peace, elin

p.s. For those of you interested, here are some links to the reviews of my book thus far. Forthcoming reviews will be in ArtUS, Afterimage and Canada's Border Crossings.
http://www.bigredandshiny.com/cgibin/retrieve.pl?issue=issue66&section=review&article=BOMB_AFTER_BOMB_1192825

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8. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, national tour, September-December

TIM MILLER Fall Newsletter and Tour!

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are had a great summer and the Fall is arriving excitingly! I am getting ready for a busy Fall Tour that starts next week in San Diego and keeps me running nonstop till after Thanksgiving with performances and workshop residencies at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts at University of Nebraska, San Diego at Masonic Hall, SMU, Davidson College, Wake Forest University, Cal State University Northridge, Williams College and Salem State University.

Sept 22-23 San Diego, Masonic Hall
Oct 6-7 Dallas, Southern Methodist University
Oct. 8-20 Lied Center for the Arts, University of Nebraska
Oct 13 Omaha, Nebraska Citizens For Equal Protection Gala
Oct 23-28 Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Oct 29-Nov 3 Davidson College, NC
Nov 5-10 California State University, Northridge
Nov 13 Salem State University, MA
Nov 14-15 Williams College, MA
Dec 6-10 New Orleans, National Performance Network

The two week residency at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts will be really exciting. I will be making a piece with the University of Nebraska students and performing two of my solo shows US (Oct 17) and GLORY BOX (Oct 9).
http://www.liedcenter.org/events/index.php?m=10-2007

Speaking of GLORY BOX...here is a new YOUTUBE performance excerpt I just put up from that show. Check it out.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQrAoTKGs7I

I will be seeing many of you soon in Dallas or North Carolina or Boston or Nebraska or San Diego!

best, Tim
http://hometown.aol.com/millertale/timmiller.html
http://timmillerperfomer.blogspot.com/
My new book of essays & performances 1001 BEDS!
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0299216942/sr=8-1/qid=1142957127/ref=sr_1_1/103-0241494-4217438?%5Fencoding=UTF8

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9. Martin Kippenberger, FF Alumn, in Graz, Austria, through Jan 6, 2008

Model Martin Kippenberger
Utopia for Everyone
Curators: Daniel Baumann, Peter Pakesch

Opening: Friday, September 14, 2007, 7pm
September 15, 2007 - January 6, 2008
Tue - Sun 10am-6pm

Kunsthaus Graz am
Landesmuseum Joanneum
Lendkai 1, A-8020 Graz
T +43-316/8017-9200, F -9212
info@kunsthausgraz.at

http://www.kunsthausgraz.at Provoking and egotistical, German artist Martin Kippenberger (1997) is still widely remembered. But his work contains not only egocentric elements but also has humane things to say. The exhibition at the Kunsthaus Graz focuses on Kippenberger the idealist, revealing a forward-looking model of artistic and social commitment.

'I'm me -- and I'm lots of people.'
One of the most important artists of the 20th century, Martin Kippenberger fascinated and polarised in equal measure all his life. He was rebellious, ill-educated and, as he himself put it, 'a child of nature', addicted to people and alcohol, Mau-Mau and pasta bake, love and good art. The gifted self-promoter and provocateur talked non-stop, and was sharp-witted and very clear in his mostly devastating judgments.

'I'm me -- and I'm lots of people.'
But Kippenberger’s work contains not only egocentric elements, it is also larded with human messages and moral appeals. He described himself as a 'gardener of people' and saw himself as a great enlightener, believing in the good side of people and improving the world. This is the starting point for the Model Martin Kippenberger. Utopia for Everyone exhibition. It sees the artist as a spender and pipe-dreamer, who always took active and creative part in shaping society. Perhaps more than any other artist of his generation, Kippenberger in his roles as producer, curator and intermediary set up a dense network of contacts to bring together people, stories and artistic work.

'I'm me -- and I'm lots of people.'
It is not easy to put Kippenberger in an art-historical pigeonhole. Along with paintings, sculpture, drawings and installations, he produced over a hundred art books, supported poetry, designed countless posters and invitation cards, issued singles, curated exhibitions, turned out graphic works, performed theatricals, lectured, danced and told stories. In so doing, he always accepted -- without hesitation - the risk that something could go wrong: it would be understood -- or maybe it wouldn't.

'I'm me -- and I'm lots of people.'
Wherever Martin Kippenberger went -- whether to Los Angeles, Berlin, New York, Cologne or Graz -- he did everything to get himself accepted into the local set-up. Graz was certainly one of the important and fruitful platforms of his work because here he met people who recognised the value of what he was doing early on. Particularly the example of Graz also makes Kippenberger's place-specific works easier to understand. With this in focus, the exhibition reveals not only a forward looking model of artistic and social commitment but also makes a piece of Graz's history accessible.

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10. Charles Dennis, FF Alumn, on youtube.com

Hello Dear Friends,
The Wizard of Iz video is now on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oeXg4O-IeY
Based on the live music/performance/video piece I have been performing with guitarist Mitch Greenhill and which we will show again in November in my studio. Check it out..it's fun, it's short and it's PSYCHEDELIC!
best wishes,
The Wizard of Iz
p.s. let me know what you think of it – charles@charlesdennis.net

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11. Babs Reingold, FF Alumn, @ Jersey City Museum, opening Sept 20

Hi Everyone,

I am in this group show at the Jersey City Museum. I would love to see you at the opening reception! Hope you can make it.

Information below for those of you that have trouble with attachments.

An Invitation from Babs Reingold
"The Feminine Mystique"
Jersey City Museum
Curator Roc Aranda-Alvarado

Opening Reception September 20, 6:30-8:30 pm

September 20, 2007 - February 24, 2008

This exhibition features the work of 35 women, including myself, who address feminist issues either directly or obliquely, filtered through a contemporary response to Betty Friedan's critical text, The Feminine Mystique (1963). Discussed as "the problem that has no name," the indefinable unhappiness faced by women at mid-twentieth century is re-visited in the work of these artists who take up this familiar issue, as well as a host of new ones. Among the other artists are Louise Bourgeois, Caroline Burton, Adrian Piper, and Lorna Simpson

Address:
350 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
(corner of Montgomery and Monmouth)
(201) 413-0303

Directions:
Mass transit from Manhattan
Take the PATH train. The Newark train (world trade center station) or Journal Square train (33rd street station and along 6th Ave) to the Grove Street station in Jersey City. Exit the station and make a left (walk southwest) on Grove St. Walk three blocks to Montgomery St (pass Wayne and Mercer) and turn right.? Walk four blocks to the corner of Monmouth St.
Additional directions and info on their site
http://www.jerseycitymuseum.org/
http://www.jerseycitymuseum.org/information/gettinghere.html

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12. Patty Chang, FF Alumn, @ UC Berkeley, Sept 19-Dec 23

University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
One Way or Another:
Asian American Art Now
September 19 through December 23, 2007

University of California,
Berkeley Art Museum and
Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way
Berkeley CA 94720

http://bampfa.berkeley.edu

The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA) presents One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now, a major exhibition that asks what it means to be Asian American in today's world.

The exhibition features more than thirty works by seventeen Asian American artists, most of whom were born after 1970 or who grew up in the U.S. during that decade. Working in a range of styles and media, the artists reveal widely divergent ideas about being Asian American. One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now is organized by the Asia Society, New York, and opens at BAM/PFA on September 19 and runs through December 23, 2007.

Unlike an earlier generation of Asian American artists whose work made very bold and deliberate statements of identity -- as seen in the ground-breaking Asia/America: Identities in Contemporary Asian American Art, organized by the Asia Society in 1994 --the artists featured in One Way or Another create work that is not dominated or defined by their ethnicity. Instead, "Asian Americanness" is a theme that informs, rather than drives, the artists' work.

"The biggest thing we had to address was what constitutes 'Asian American arts,'" says Susette Min, one of the exhibition curators. "Is it art created by an artist who identifies as Asian American? Is it art created by an artist who has at least one parent who's Asian? Is it art that has something thematically associated with being Asian in America? Does it have to be politically motivated, or engaged with 'traditionally' Asian American issues?"

One Way or Another features artists primarily from three major regions with large Asian American populations: Los Angeles, New York, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Four artists are based in the Bay Area -- Ala Ebtekar and Indigo Som (Berkeley), Mike Arcega (San Francisco), and Binh Danh (San Jose) -- and four in Los Angeles: Glenn Kaino, Mari Eastman, Anna Sew Hoy, and Kaz Oshiro. The exhibition's title is taken from the 1978 Blondie hit, and reflects the visible influence of popular culture on these artists' work.

Film Series
In conjunction with the exhibition, the Pacific Film Archive will present More than One Way, a film series that looks at several generations of Asian American moving-image artists, concentrating on earlier moments in their creative careers. This nine-part series affords an overview of a quest for cultural identity that has evolved throughout recent decades. Artists such as Jon Moritsugu, Shu Lea Cheang, Gregg Araki, and Gina Lim, display in all their energetic departures a restless instinct for the brash, the unconventional, and the fearless. Patty Chang, a performance artist included in the gallery exhibition, will participate in a short residency, bringing her forceful and telling work to several BAM/PFA events.

Public Programs
One Way or Another will include a wide array of public programs that explore the question of Asian American identity. These include an interdisciplinary panel featuring several of the artists featured in the exhibition, a talk and demonstration by artist Binh Danh, a reading by young Asian American poets, a performance by artist Patty Chang, and a panel discussion focusing on Asian American identity and Asian adoption in the U.S.

Credit Line
The exhibition was organized by Asia Society Museum, New York, with support from Altria Group, Inc., the W. L. S. Spencer Foundation, Nimoy Foundation, and Asia Society's Contemporary Art Council. The Berkeley presentation is supported in part by Richard Shapiro and Patricia Sakai. In-kind support provided by Southwest Airlines.

University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2626 Bancroft Way, Berkeley CA 94720
http://bampfa.berkeley.edu

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday and Friday to Sunday, 11 to 5; Thursday 11 to 7.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.

Information:
t. (510) 642-0808
f. (510) 642-4889
TDD: (510) 642-8734

Press contact
Rod Macneil rmacneil@berkeley.edu

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13. Grisha Coleman, FF Alumn, in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and more

Hi-Please see the terrific press articles Grisha Coleman's echo::system-The Desert received in Pittsburgh.

To read press stories, please cut and paste links and review via your web server.

Reviews:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07253/816057-42.stm
http://www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A35559

Previews:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07249/814885-42.stm
http://www.pittsburghcitypaper.ws/gyrobase/Content?oid=oid%3A35286

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14. Sarah Johnson, FF Alumn, @ Catskill Festival of New Theatre, Sept 28, 8 pm

Sarah Johnson
LAVA performs Tides
at the Catskill Festival of New Theatre
in Highland Lake, NY

September 28, 2007, at 8pm
Tickets $10 to $25 sliding scale
www.nacl.org

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15. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn, in Beijing, Sept 22, 2:30-4 pm

PETER GRZYBOWSKI
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P R E S S
Performance in Beijing
Saturday, September 22, 2:30-4 PM
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8th OPEN International Performance Art Festival
September 20-25, 2007
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798 art zone
No.4. Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
86-10-85380819
http://www.798art.org/english/
http://grzybowski.org
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Special Thanks to the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Beijing and Mrs Blanka Golebiowska

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16. Nao Bustamante, Jennifer Monson, Clifford Owens, FF Alumns, receive Lambent Fellowships in the Arts

It gives me great pleasure to welcome Rajkamal Kahlon, Jennifer Monson, Ivan Monforte, Clifford Owens, Skowmon Hastanan, Nao Bustamante, and Swoon to the growing family of Lambent Fellows. On the suggestion of the selection committee the number of fellows receiving $21,000 awards over 3 years was increased from 6 to 7. A full press release with biographical information on the artists can be read on the Tides Foundation website news room at:

http://www.tidesfoundation.org/resources/news-room/news-and-events/index.html?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=251&tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=1&cHash=a36e6d75e0

Ishmael Houston-Jones, Coordinator
Lambent Fellowship in the Arts
TIDES Foundation
55 Exchange Place, Suite 402
New York, New York 10005

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17. Eleanor Antin, Dara Birnbaum, Louise Bourgeois, DISBAND (Ilona Granet, Donna Henes, Ingrid Sischy, Diane Torr, Martha Wilson), Marty Beth Edelson, Rose English, Barbara Hammer, Susan Hiller, Joan Jonas, Joyce Kozloff, Suzanne Lacy, Ana Mendieta, Linda Montano, Ree Morton, Lorraine O’Grady, Pauline Oliveros, Yoko Ono, Howardena Pindell, Adrian Piper, Yvonne Rainer, Martha Rosler, Miriam Schapiro, Carolee Schneemann, Bonnie Sherk, Cindy Sherman, Mimi Smith, Nancy Spero, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Cecilia Vicuña, Hannah Wilke, FF Alumns, @National Museum of Women in the Arts, DC, opening Sept 21

WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution
September 21, 2007 - December 16, 2007

About the Exhibition

WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution is the first comprehensive exhibition to explore the formation, development, and impact of feminism in post-war contemporary art from 1965 to 1980 and will include artists from around the globe.
It is the largest exhibition in NMWA’s 20-year history and will:

-Showcase nearly 300 works by 118 artists including painting, sculpture, photography, film, video and performance art;

-Include work produced by artists in the U.S., the U.K., western and central Europe, Australia, and Canada as well as India, Japan, China and South and Central America;

-Offer a major re-thinking of feminist art, add depth to the historical record and create interest in feminism as a vital force for a whole new generation.

The exhibition’s story begins in 1965 with important proto-feminist work by Louise Bourgeois, Yayoi Kusama, Yoko Ono, Yvonne Rainer and others who influenced the feminist art of the 1970s. It continues with iconic works by feminist artists such as Chantal Akerman, Eleanor Antin, Judith Baca, Judy Chicago, Ana Mendieta, Ulrike Ottinger, Howardena Pindell, Betye Saar, Miriam Schapiro, Nancy Spero, and Katharina Sieverding, among many others. The exhibition ends in 1980, with early work by artists such as Cindy Sherman, and Lorraine O’Grady whose work was informed by feminist practices of their foremothers.
NMWA is proud to host this historic exhibition in our Nation’s Capital, the focal point for so many women’s rights activities over the past forty years as well as home to our most important national women’s organizations. NMWA’s Fall 2007 presentation of WACK! will be an exciting landmark event that demonstrates feminism’s historical significance and acknowledges its continuing legacy.

Organized by the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (LAMoCA), NMWA is the second venue on a tour that also includes the Museum of Modern Art/PS1 and the Vancouver Art Gallery.

Wed., Sept. 27, 8:30 pm
Screening and Discussion with BARBARA HAMMER
Both a profound tribute to moral courage and a work of art in its own right, Resisting Paradise is a seminal film that brings together Hammer's interest in philosophy, history, and filmic experimentation. Plus a sneak preview of Hammer's latest work. 90 minutes.

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18. Dozens of FF Alumns in Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair, Sept 28-30

Printed Matter, Inc. presents The NY Art Book Fair, New York City’s annual fair devoted to contemporary art books, art catalogues, artists' books, art periodicals, and ’zines. Over 120 international exhibitors, from major distributors and antiquarian dealers to independent publishers and artists, occupy a dual-level 20,000 square foot space. The Fair takes place 28 through 30 September, 2007, in the heart of Chelsea’s gallery district at 548 West 22nd Street. A ticketed Benefit Preview on Thursday, 27 September, 6-9 pm, benefits Printed Matter, Inc. Admission to the fair and events is FREE. See www.nyartbookfair.com

Exhibitors and participants from New York City to Oslo and Moscow to Tokyo are convening to share their involvement and activities with contemporary art books. Back by popular demand, Friendly Fire, a curated zone of artists and independent publishers, features artists and art collectives who self-publish in a free-spirited range of forms from books and ‘zines to CDs and DVDs.

Fun and engaging events including book launches, signings, screenings, and music performances take place each day of the fair. Artists present for book signings include Marilyn Minter and Tracey Moffat: see www.nyartbookfair.com for the full schedule. Brooklyn artist j. morrison presents a performative silkscreening station, producing customized bookbags. Performa, ANP Quarterly, and Pork Salad Press are all sponsoring publication launches and performances. Lovely Daze is hosting the fair closing party with the launch of the new Numbers issue, a performance by Bec Stupak, and music by Crystal Understanding. Installations include onestar press’ Lawrence Weiner bookcase and a massive photographic installation by Dean Sameshina.

Refocus, Re-title, Release: the Books of Martin Kippenberger is this year's feature exhibition. Curated by Philip Aarons and AA Bronson, this comprehensive exhibition presents over 150 publications by Martin Kippenberger.

Artists Ed Ruscha, Josephine Meckseper, and David Shrigley have created new limited editions for the fair’s opening night Benefit Preview. Tickets are available at three price tiers and each level of admission is accompanied by a limited edition artwork. Ed Ruscha has produced a previously unprinted photographic edition for the high-end ticket (price to be announced). Josephine Meckseper has printed two new photographic editions: a choice of one accompanies the $150 ticket. David Shrigley has created a ticket edition available for the $20 friend ticket, as well as for purchasers of the Ruscha and Meckseper editions. See www.nyartbookfair.com for images as they are available.

This is the second year for Printed Matter's NY Art Book Fair. Last year's runaway success brought in more than 6,000 attendees, and Holland Cotter declared in The New York Times: "The NY Art Book Fair...is evidence that alternative is still vital, sexy, and free."

Exhibitors: 2nd Cannons Publications; ANARTIST; Andrew Roth; ANP Quarterly; ARTFORUM; Art Metropole; Art Monthly; The Art Newspaper; Art on Paper; A.R.T. Press; ArtReview; Artspeak; Autonomedia; Back East Press (James Prez); Banana Books; Boekie Woekie books by artists; BOOKFORUM; Book Works; Booklyn; Border Crossings; Bread and Puppet Press; Eleanor Brown; BUTT Magazine; Bywater Bros. Editions; Cabinet; Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art; Centre des livres d'artistes; The Center for Book Arts; Charles H. Scott Gallery; Circuit; Cinders Gallery; Creative Time; DADDY THE MAGAZINE; D.A.P/Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.; Dale Wittig; Dalhousie Art Gallery; Darin Klein; David Krut Publishing; Deep Dish TV; Denis Ozanne; Dexter Sinister; Dia Art Foundation; Dobbin Books; The Drawing Center; Ecart Publications / Villa Magica; Edie Fake; Emily Carr Institute Press; Evil Twin Publications; Exit Art; Eye Level Gallery; The Fillip Review; Fluens Forlag (Jasper Sebastian Stürup); free103point9; FREIGHT + VOLUME; GAGARIN THE ARTISTS IN THEIR OWN WORDS; Galerie A; Hard Hat; Heavy Tapes; information as material; Islands Fold; J&L Books; j. morrison; Jack Hanley Gallery; Steven Leiber; Librairie 213; lightreading, inc.; Michael Lowe Gallery; Michalis Pichler; Lovely Daze, (Charwei Tsai); LTTR; Scott McCarney VisualBooks / Keith Smith Books; John McWhinnie @ Glenn Horowitz Bookseller; Marcus Campbell Art Books; The MIT Press; modlitbooks; Mount Saint Vincent University Art Gallery; Nieves; onestar press; Our Mouth; Paper Tiger Television; Parkett Publishers; Passenger Books; Peres Projects; Perro Verlag; PictureBox, Inc.; Plug In ICA/Plug In Editions; Pork Salad Press; Presentation House; The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University); PRESSPOP, Inc.; Primary Information; Printed Matter, Inc.; Purgatory Pie Press; r.a.m. publications + distribution, inc.; Sara Ranchouse Publishing; Specific Object; spike Art Quarterly; Red76; Regency Arts Press; Revolver; Retard Riot (Noah Lyon); Saint Mary's University Art Gallery; Seems; Slavs and Tatars; Soft Targets; Spike Art Quarterly; Specific Object; Spoonbill & Sugartown; stop over press; TASCHEN; TEXTE ZUR KUNST; THEY SHOOT HOMOS, DON’T THEY?; Three Star Books; Torpedo; USELESS; Virginia L. Green Rare Books, Inc., Visual Studies Workshop Press; White Columns; William Allen; World War 3 Illustrated; Yuri Shibuya; YYZBOOKS; Zucker Art Books.

Printed Matter, Inc. was founded in 1976 by a group of like-minded artists and art workers. Now entering its 31st year, it is the world’s largest non-profit organization devoted to artists’ publications. Printed Matter offers some 15,000 titles by 5,000 artists at its Chelsea storefront, by mail order, and on its website www.printedmatter.org.

For benefit ticket inquires and more information, please visit www.nyartbookfair.com or contact Savannah Gorton, NY Art Book Fair Manager and Programming Coordinator, at 212.925.0325, or sgorton@printedmatter.org

For press inquiries, contact AA Bronson, Printed Matter Director, at 212.925.0325, or aabronson@printedmatter.org or Savannah Gorton, NY Art Book Fair Manager and Programming Coordinator, at 212.925.0325 or sgorton@printedmatter.org

Printed Matter, Inc. has received support, in part, through grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, 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 Cowles Charitable Trust, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, The Gesso Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, the Schoenstadt Family Foundation, The Roy and Niuta Titus Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and individuals worldwide.

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

T: 212 925 0325
F: 212 925 0464

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