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Goings On: posted week of January 21, 2008

CONTENTS:
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1. Elise Kermani, FF Alumn, hired as Franklin Furnace’s new Program Coordinator/Webmistress
2. Kanene Holder, FF Fund for Performance Art recipient 2007-08, at La Mama, Manhattan, Feb. 18, 8 pm
3. Willoughby Sharp FF Alumn, at the Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY, thru Mar 16
4. Allan Kaprow, FF Alumn, tribute at MOMA, Manhattan, Feb 7, 6:30 pm
5. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, at The Drawing Center, Manhattan, Feb 6, 6:30 pm
6. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at Museum Man, Chile
7. Rae C. Wright, FF Alumn, at Actors Theatre, Louisville, KY, previews begin Jan 29
8. Fiona Templeton, FF Alumn, at The Performing Garage, Feb 8, 7-10 pm
9. A. A. Bronson, Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa, FF Alumns, in the NY Times, Jan 18
10. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, in ArtNexus and Art Lies
11. Galinsky, FF Alumn, at New York Film Academy, Manhattan, Jan 25, 8-10 pm
12. Charlie Clough, FF Alumn, now online and more
13. Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumn, at Anthology Film Archives, Manhattan, Jan 23-29
14. RENO, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club, Manhattan, Jan 28, Feb 4, Feb 11
15. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at Mills Gallery, Boston, MA, opening Feb 1
16. Wooloo, FF Alumn, in Berlin, Germany, Jan 26, and more
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1. Elise Kermani, FF Alumn, hired as Franklin Furnace’s Program Coordinator/Webmistress

After 5 great years as Franklin Furnace’s Program Coordinator/Webmistress, Dolores Zorreguieta, FF Alumn, is moving to California where she will pursue her career as an artist. Franklin Furnace has hired Elise Kermani, FF Alumn, as its Program Coordinator/Webmistress. Elise is a sound and multimedia artist who has completed several large-scale productions as writer, director, sound designer and/or collaborator. Her performance “Private Eye/Public Hand” was presented at Franklin Furnace in 1995, and she recently earned a PhD in Media and Communications from the European Graduate School (http://www.egs.edu/). Elise has taught at Pratt and Hunter, and is currently a mentor in digital music and visual media technologies at the Empire State College. She was executive producer of the Electronic Arts Performance Series at Rensselear Polytechnic Institute from 1996 to 2001.


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2. Kanene Holder, FF Fund for Performance Art recipient 2007-08, at La Mama, Manhattan, Feb. 18, 8 pm

Monday, February 18, 2008, 8 pm, $7

A Black History Special Evening Featuring 3 Events:

Kanene Holder will be performing........

What Type of Seasoning Do You Like?

Throwa Down- Host of the Soul Food Network For The Love of Seasonings Show. She gets a little heated on a tangent sparked by her own racial paranoia. She beckons "What Type Of Seasoning Do You Like?", after channeling her ancestors while using their recipes passed through the generations and realized their harsh treatment was called "seasoning"
(preparing new slaves for slavery) by their slave masters.

We wear the mask to survive
but who we be is more fascinating
keep it real!
myspace.com/blackfacecrime

If You Don't Stand for Something, You'll Fall for Anything- Instead SITCHAASSDOWN

Sparkplug and Miss Jonnie Mae Written by Owa Performed by Scott Williams and Kyle Minshew Directed by Henry Miller

A larger-than-life work in a short two character call (white) and response (black) presentation.

On the surface, the action Sparkplug and…appears to be about an amusing but gender bending provocation to seduction. However, as the action of the story unfolds, it is discovered, the predicament is about the influence of love on two lonely persons and the intervention of nature and conventions of conduct in 1930's American southern society.

Aixa Kendrick will perform monologues - Black Circus

In AIXA KENDRICK & LEONARDO BENZANT'S's Black Circus, spectators are plunged into a world of absurdity, surrealism and dreams. Using elements of pop culture, mass media and archetypal symbolism interwoven with epic theater, African ritual, Butoh, Commedia del Arte and hip hop, Black Circus engages the spectator in a stream-of-consciousness discourse and social commentary on identity & collective perception.

For complete information please visit
http://www.lamama.org/ click performance, then poetry.

$7
8pm


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3. Willoughby Sharp FF Alumn, at the Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY, thru Mar 16

SHOW & TELL: UNIVERSAL SYMBOLS REINTERPRETED
January 27, 2008 - March 16, 2008, The Neuberger Museum of Art, SUNY Purchase, Purchase, New York. Curated by Jamie Vaughan, Purchase College Art History and New Media Major, Class of 2008. Show & Tell features work that recontextualizes and reorganizes symbols and language to examine universal concepts. The exhibition encompasses Nathan Carter’s nostalgic collages, Robert Goodnough’s multilayered geometries, Mark Tobey’s energetic notations, Antoni Tàpies’s dreamlike universes, and Willoughby Sharp’s video cycle of observance. www.neuberger.org

Also, FYI, Willoughby’s 72nd birthday is this coming Tuesday, January 23! Willoughby

Pamela and Willoughby
sharp.smith@earthlink.net

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4. Allan Kaprow, FF Alumn, tribute at MOMA, Manhattan, Feb 7, 6:30 pm

A Tribute to Allan Kaprow
February 7 at 6:30 p.m.
The Celeste Bartos Theater, 4 West 54th Street

This program is dedicated to the artist Allan Kaprow (1927-2006), whose events and narratives engaged the environment, the public, and the fabric of everyday life. Through presentations and discussion, artists and scholars reflect on Kaprow’s legacy. Letty Eisenhauer, Professor, Borough of Manhattan Community College, and former student of Kaprow, discusses her contributions to Kaprow’s Happenings, and André Lepecki, Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Performance Studies, New York University, addresses his experience of remaking Kaprow’s 18 Happenings in 6 Acts. Robert Whitman, artist and former student of Kaprow, reflects on his participation in this moment of artistic revolution. Judith Rodenbeck, Noble Chair in Modern Art & Culture, Sarah Lawrence College, and Editor-in-Chief, Art Journal, moderates a discussion. Afterward, audience members have the opportunity to view material from The Museum of Modern Art Library’s Special Collections.Tickets ($10; members $8; students, seniors, and staff of other museums $5) can be purchased at the lobby information desk, the film desk, or online at www.moma.org/thinkmodern.

LIBRARY, ARCHIVES, and EDUCATION COLLABORATIONS
The Museum of Modern Art
4 West 54th Street (between Fifth and Sixth avenues)
New York, NY 10019

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5. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, at The Drawing Center, Manhattan, Feb 6, 6:30 pm

The Drawing Center
Agnes Denes, Artist
Wednesday, February 6 at 6:30 pm

All talks take place in the Main Gallery at 35 Wooster Street and admission is free.Artist Talk with Agnes Denes
Slide Lecture and Discussion
Wednesday, February 6 at 6:30 pm

Please join us for a slide presentation by Agnes Denes, followed by a conversation between the artist and curator João Ribas.
Agnes Denes (b. 1931) is a New York-based artist considered to be a pioneer of Conceptual art and the Environmental art movement. Denes addresses ecological, cultural, and social issues with works that are often monumental in scale, such as Wheatfield–A Confrontation (1982), a two-acre wheat field she planted and harvested in downtown Manhattan. Between 1992 and 1996, Denes created Tree Mountain–A Living Time Capsule which included a series of intricate drawings on vellum featuring designs for a new forest to be planted in Finland. These works on paper became planning documents for Denes’s major earthwork and reclamation project which involved 11,000 people from all over the world each planting a tree to create a living legacy for future generations. Denes will discuss and present images of drawings and photographs from these and other projects.

Agnes Denes’s work has been the subject of over 300 international solo and group exhibitions and is included in many prestigious public collections. She holds a doctorate in fine arts and is a Research Fellow at the Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University, the Center for Advanced Visual Studies at M.I.T.
A retrospective of Denes’s environmental art, organized by the Samek Gallery at Bucknell University in 2003, recently completed a tour across the U.S. and resumes at the Ludwig Museum in Cologne in 2008.

The Drawing Center
35 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013
212-219-2166

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6. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at Museum Man, Chile

David Medalla, FF Alumn, continues his series of performances and projects for MUSEUM MAN in Chile. For the opening of MUSEUM MAN in Valparaiso, David Medalla showed a new set of paintings inspired by daily life in the South American republic. The subjects of Medalla´s brightly coloured paintings comprise a whole spectrum of joyful moments in the lives of ordinary people who have just recovered from the nightmare of a military dictatorship. "I believe," said Medalla, "that the people of Chile have recovered from the nightmare of the Pînochet regime, and are now on their way to a life of freedom."

Last January 6, 2008, celebrations marking the centenary of Salvador Allende´s birth were held in Chile. In the festivities at the Parque Bernardo O´Higgins in Santiago, David Medalla observed a group of young dancers practising in the open air under a canopy of verdant trees. Medalla transformed the scene into an enchanting painting.

Other paintings by David Medalla depicted a young "chinchinero" (boy drummer), a father feeding his young son at the Parque Forestal, three lady-musicians from Mexico singing a capella in the courtyard of the old Merced Convent in Santiago, bathers swimming in the Pacific Ocean at Vina del Mar, a young knife-thrower busking atop a wooden box on a traffic island, four young male muscians from Ecuador singing Andean songs, and the artist´s self-portrait gazing at the pre-Columbian mummy of a four-year old girl.

Medalla´s beautiful exhibition is entitled "Dancing the Cueca with Huasos in Chile". The show is curated by Adam Nankervis, founder and director of MUSEUM MAN. The "cueca" is the national dance of Chile. "Huasos" are the Chilean "gauchos" or cowboys. David Medalla danced with ´huasos´at the Plaza de Armas in Santiago. A pair of handsome ´huasos´feature in one of Medalla´s recent paintings which have been compared, in their luminous intensity, to the paintings of the Spanish master Francisco Goya.

In Santiago de Chile Adam Nankervis curated shows at Centro Cultural de la Moneda, which featured the travelling archives of Franklin Furnace, and at the Metropolitana Gallery, directed by Anita and Luis Sampaio, which featured an installation of the departed by English art critic and curator Guy Brett and art works by, among others, Christian Silvia-Varia, Jill Rock and Jenny Brown.

MUSEUM MAN in Valparaiso featured an exhibition of etchings by Brooklyn-based artist Reynolds and the glass & mirror collages incorporating silver wings by Australian artist Misha Dare. Adam Nankervis has invited David Medalla to curate at MUSEUM MAN in Valparaiso an evening of films and video art works by Italian artists Maddalena Vantaggi and Lello Lopez, Chinese artist Jun Gao and English film-maker Nick Gordon-Smith.

At the Metropolitana Gallery, David Medalla performed his homage to the poet Vicente Huidobro, with the collaboration of young Chilean poets Pablo Inostrozo and Tom Garcia.

David Medalla continues his series of performances in homage to Chilean poets Gabriela Mistral, Violeta Parra, Pablo Neruda, Nicanor Parra, Enrique Lihn, Adolfo Couve and Roberto Bolano, in various venues in Santiago de Chile, Valparaiso, Olmue and Cartagena. For images of David Medalla´s paintings and performances in Chile, please log in the internet into the website: www.museumman.org

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7. Rae C. Wright, FF Alumn, at Actors Theatre, Louisville, KY, previews begin Jan 29

Rae C Wright is playing the Argentinean Jewess in Sarah Ruhl's "The Clean House". Jon Jory has returned to Actors Theatre of Louisville to direct. The play opens January 31 with previews on 1/29 and 1/30.
Actors Theatre of Louisville is on the web at www.actorstheatre.org

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8. Fiona Templeton, FF Alumn, at The Performing Garage, Feb 8, 7-10 pm

Kate Valk, Kiki Smith, Martha Wilson, Linda Yablonsky, Linda Chapman,
Deborah Thomas, Howie Seligman, Eve Biddle, Mary Smith, Ulla Dydo

invite you to come be our Valentines and celebrate the launch of
The Relationship
a performance group directed by Fiona Templeton
with Janet Clancy, Anna Kohler, Robert Kya-Hill, Tanya Selvaratnam,
Valda Setterfield, Stephanie Silver and more
Party on February 8th, 2008
7-10 pm
at The Performing Garage,
33 Wooster Street, New York City
Please reserve in advance from Brown Paper Tickets (low-price, fair-trade)
1-800-838-3006
www.BrownPaperTickets.com/event/26692
(also, if available, at the door)
$50 per date
For $150 donation you will be More Than a Friend
Donation of $500 makes you a Significant Other
Evening includes
Hors d'oeuvres & drinks
Introduction to The Relationship and rare glimpses of 30 years of Fiona Templeton's work
Screening of short films directed by Fiona Templeton, including one shot by John
Jesurun in the Caucasus and Western Coast of Georgia, the birthplace of the mythical
Medea, giving a view into the history of Fiona's "The Medead."
Collaborative performance by Dan Kaufman (of Barbez) and vocalist Shelley Hirsch.
Other seldom-seen appearances!
Raffle of exclusive artifacts, manuscripts, signed books, drawings, country weekend, & good times
Dancing with DJ
AND MORE
The Relationship has a great program of work over the next few years and on - come help make it happen.
The Relationship Performance and Arts Group, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Amount of ticket over $5 is tax-deductible.
queries to home@therelationship.org
www.therelationship.org

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9. A. A. Bronson, Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa, FF Alumns, in the NY Times, Jan. 18

A. A. Bronson and Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa, FF Alumns, were featured in the January 18th New York Times – full text below

January 18, 2008
Art Listings
by Holland Cotter

A. A. BRONSON’S SCHOOL FOR YOUNG SHAMANS Some group shows, like this one organized by A. A. Bronson, feel atmospherically of a piece. Mr. Bronson is the surviving member of General Idea, a group of three artists and lovers who were together from 1969 to 1994. Since his partners, Jorge Zontal and Felix Partz, died of AIDS in the 1990s, Mr. Bronson has worked alone, but not really alone. As an artist, mentor of artists, healer and gay role model, he remains, in one way or another, a collaborator. That’s what this rich show is about.

Photographs in the front room form a recap of Mr. Bronson’s creative life so far, from nude self-portraits made in 1969, to a General Idea poster, to a 2001 portrait of his current partner, the architect Mark Jan Krayenhoff de Leur. (Above, “Self Portrait, August 2, 2007.”)

And there’s a recent collaboration with his former student Terence Koh, in the form of a double toilet, a kind of Porto-San for anonymous sex that is both sculptural and functional. Performance has been Mr. Bronson’s primary medium since the 1990s, specifically as a self-described healer, a role that involves both playacting — he’s fully attuned to the “sham” in shaman — and real laying on of hands.

The installation in Connelly’s project room, the heart of the show, catches the ambiguous zaniness of the concept. In the center is a tent-shaped sorcerer’s throne, assembled by Mr. Bronson and Scott Treleaven. Work by an earlier self-styled doctor-priest, Joseph Beuys, hangs on a wall, as does a homage to the American artist Robert Morris, whose role-playing with sexual identity influenced General Idea.

Then there are the younger artists who appear as Mr. Bronson’s acolytes. The designer Item Idem contributes a shaman’s cape made of gold Louis Vuitton bags and melted car tires, dedicated to Beuys. What look like tantric mandalas come from Michael Dudeck, and ritual instruments in the form of hammers and brooms are by the pseudonymous J. X. Williams. There are also several ritualistic videos, by the Guatemalan-born Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, the anti-masculinist Danish artist Peter Brandt and the feminist queer performer Sands Murray-Wassink, formerly of Topeka, Kan., now of Amsterdam.
Christophe Chemin from Berlin levitates on film and draws attractively in ink. Desi Santiago’s fluorescent pentagram adds to the necromantic flavor, as do Andrew Zealley’s soundtrack and the layer of aromatic sage scattered across the floor of a show that is about mourning, magic and moving on. (Through Feb. 16, at John Connelly Presents, 625 West 27th Street, Chelsea, 212-337-9563; johnconnellypresents.com. HOLLAND COTTER

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10. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, in ArtNexus and Art Lies

Here are recent reviews for Chunk by Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, at Caren Golden Fine Art, Manhattan

'Paul Henry Ramirez' by Craig Houser.
ArtNexus, No. 67, Volume 6, 2007, p. 174-175 (illus.)

'Paul Henry Ramirez' by Marie-Adele Moniot
Art Lies. no. 56, winter 2007. p. 116 (illus)

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11. Galinsky, FF Alumn, at New York Film Academy, Manhattan, Jan. 25, 8-10 pm

Galinsky, FF Alumn, presents Urban Word Youth Poetry Event, at NYFA, Friday Jan. 25 8-10pm

Galinsky and Urban Word (http://www.urbanwordnyc.org) presents YB Heard- poetry and spoken word at the New York Film Academy, this Friday January 25th, 8pm-10pm, 100 East 17th Street, 4th floor screening room. Urban Word NYC™ (UW) exists to ensure that New York City youth have a safe, supportive, dynamic and challenging community in which to discover their powerful voices - through written and spoken word - and use them to express their views, strengthen self-esteem and engage them in opportunities that address the sociopolitical issues that affect them.

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12. Charlie Clough, FF Alumn, now online and more

I made Pepfog Clufff for art lovers--it’s the wreckage of authenticity crashing into appropriation.

www.clufff.com/PepfogClufff.pdf

(free 40MB download takes 2 minutes with dsl)

or the printed version can be ordered here:

http://calendars.lulu.com/content/1392135

best,

Charlie Clough

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13. Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumn, at Anthology Film Archives, Manhattan, Jan. 23-29

Whitney Museum of American Art / Anthology Film Archives

Lawrence Weiner:
Complete Films and Videos
January 23-29, 2008

PLEASE LOOK AT THE CAMERA.
EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT IT IS THERE.

http://www.whitney.org/weiner
http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org

In conjunction with the retrospective Lawrence Weiner: AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE, at the Whitney Museum through February 10, this series provides a rare opportunity to see the substantial body of work Weiner has produced in film and video from 1970 to the present. For Weiner the making of film and video, like his posters, books, and records, reflects his interest in art being democratic and part of the larger world. In Weiner's films the actors are friends rather than professionals, and appear in multiple films. The series includes his early videos made for the Gerry Schum television exhibition, shot by the sea, and videos made and shown at Castelli Gallery, in which actions demonstrate stated possibilities for the work to be made.

Also screened are Weiner's six feature films: A FIRST QUARTER's Godard-influenced structure adopts the Nouvelle Vague principles of cinema; A SECOND QUARTER, shot in 1975 Berlin, explores barriers and borders; PASSAGE TO THE NORTH and PLOWMANS LUNCH (shot in Amsterdam) explore what happens when objects, and people, are moved from one place to another. The series includes Weiner's explicitly sexual video A BIT OF MATTER AND A LITTLE BIT MORE (1976), introduced by the artist on Friday, January 25th, in which the physical act of lovemaking by several couples is both a reaction to the repression and censorship in the United States in the 70's and an exploration of Weiner's interest in materiality: "I've always seen myself as a basic materialist which is why my films are so raunchy."

A collaboration between the Whitney Museum of American Art and Anthology Film Archives, the film and video series is curated by Chrissie Iles, Anne and Joel Ehrenkranz Curator at the Whitney, and is screened at Anthology.

SCHEDULE:

PROGRAM 1:
Wednesday, January 23 at 7:00 and Saturday, January 26 at 8:30.

BEACHED
(1970, 2.5 minutes)

BROKEN OFF
(1971, 1.5 minutes)

TO AND FRO. FRO AND TO. AND TO AND FRO. AND FRO AND TO.
(1972, 1 minute)

SHIFTED FROM THE SIDE
(1972, 1 minute)

DONE TO
(1974, 20 minutes)

GREEN AS WELL AS BLUE AS WELL AS RED
(1975/76, 18 minutes)

AFFECTED AND/OR EFFECTED
(1974, 20 minutes)

PROGRAM 2:
Wednesday, January 23 at 9:00 and Sunday, January 27 at 7:00.

A FIRST QUARTER
(1973, 85 minutes)

PROGRAM 3:
Thursday, January 24 at 7:00 and Sunday, January 27 at 9:00.

A SECOND QUARTER
(1975, 85 minutes)

PROGRAM 4:
Thursday, January 24 at 9:00 and Monday, January 28 at 7:00.

ALTERED TO SUIT
(1979, 23 minutes)

PASSAGE TO THE NORTH
(1981, 16 minutes)

TRAILER FOR PLOWMANS LUNCH
(1982, 6 minutes)

PLOWMANS LUNCH
(1982, 28 minutes)

READING LIPS
(Collaboration with Steen Møller Rasmussen, 1997, 11 minutes)

PROGRAM 5:
Friday, January 25 at 7:00 and Monday, January 28 at 9:15.
January 25 showing of Program 5 introduced by Lawrence Weiner

DO YOU BELIEVE IN WATER?
(1976, 39 minutes)

A BIT OF MATTER AND A LITTLE BIT MORE
(1976, 23 minutes)

FOR EXAMPLE DECORATED
(1977, 23 minutes)

THERE BUT FOR
(1980, 20 minutes)

PROGRAM 6:
Friday, January 25 at 9:30 and Tuesday, January 29 at 7:30.

HEARTS AND HELICOPTERS–THE TRILOGY
EYES ON THE PRIZE
(1999, 18 minutes)
HOW FAR IS THERE
(1999, 17 minutes)
WITH A GRAIN OF SALT
(1999, 16 minutes)NIETS AAN VERLOREN/NOTHING TO LOSE
(1984, 22 minutes)

PROGRAM 7:
Saturday, January 26 at 7:00 and Tuesday, January 29 at 9:15.

BLUE MOON OVER
(2001, 5.5 minutes)

DEEP BLUE SKY
(2002, 6.5 minutes)

LIGHT BLUE SKY
(2002, 5 minutes)

WILD BLUE YONDER
(2002, 15.5 minutes)

SINK OR SWIM
(2003, 18 minutes)

INHERENT IN THE RHUMB LINE
(2005, 7.5 minutes)

LIBERTÉ ET CONTRAINTES
LA FORME INHÉRENT
(2006, 5 minutes)

TURNING SOME PAGES
(2007, 5 minutes)

Directions: Anthology Film Archives is located at 32 Second Ave. at 2nd St.

Subway: F or V to 2nd Ave; 6 to Bleecker.

For more information, visit:
http://www.whitney.org/weiner
http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org

Lawrence Weiner: AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE closes at the Whitney Museum of American Art on February 10, 2008.


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14. RENO, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club, Manhattan, Jan. 28, Feb. 4, Feb. 11

3 RENO shows
PRIMARY AND PERSONAL
[More Reasons I Don’t Have a Gun]

3 Mondays - Jan 28, feb 4, feb 11 @ 8 pm

(Last time we had a little town meetin after the show, let’s do it again
Jan 28, feb 4: Bowery Post Partisan Primary Primer - tell us why you’re voting for WHO?)

feb 11: Reno will be joined by the caucasian corker, BROOKE JOHNSON
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (N of Houston)
212 614-0505
15 bucks
less if you’re underemployed


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15. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at Mills Gallery, Boston, MA, opening Feb. 1

Jay Critchley Launches New Project, Global Yawning For A Small Planet − A New Day Is Yawning! At An Exhibition At The Boston Center For The Arts Mills Gallery, Opening February 1, 6:00-8:00 Pm, Through March 30.

Greed, Guilt & Grappling – Six Artists Respond To Climate Change Includes Critchley, Mags Harries, Lojos Heder, Michael Sheridan, John Taguiri And Clara Wainwright.

Jay Critchley launches his new project: GLOBAL YAWNING for a small planet – A new day is Yawning! at an exhibition at the Boston Center for the Arts Mills Gallery, opening Friday, February 1 from 6:00-8:00 pm (http://www.bcaonline.org ). The show runs through March 30.

The show, Greed, Guilt & Grappling – Six Artists Respond to Climate Change, is curated by Mags Harries and Clara Wainwright and includes Critchley, Harries, Lojos Heder, Michael Sheridan, John Taguiri and Wainwright.

Critchley responds to an exhausted, ailing planet with his signature style of humor and provocation – the personal is planetary. It’s been shown that yawning increases alertness, reduces stress and enhances personal, community and planetary health. We yawn to cool the brain; we act to cool the Earth. It’s mysterious, without definitive explanation. Is it a herd instinct, synchronizing mood behavior among gregarious animals? Adelie Penguins employ yawning in their courtship rituals. All agree, yawning feels good, although socially embarrassing. It is an essential, human, crosses cultural activity that can be liberating, re-energizing, sometimes producing feelings of vulnerability.

The project is also a study in human portraiture, and the shunned expression of yawning. The two-channel, side by side videos show the subtle, distinct expressions of the participants and the artist himself, flanked by large format photos of his yawning image.

With a humorous play on words and juxtaposition of ideas, we human beings, with all our vulnerabilities, become active participants for a healthy planet. The artist traveled the East Coast videotaping yawners, and worked with Boston Asian YES, Ellis Memorial, United South End Settlements and Cambridge School of Weston.

Critchley lives year round in Provincetown, MA and is represented by artSTRAND. From performances, rituals and State House legislation to his Big Dig “BigTwig” project and award-winning Martucket Eyeland Resort & Theme Park, his eco-activist art goes back to the early 1980s with his Provincetown “sand car” series. He is an expert yawner, bringing decades of yawning experience to the project. Last summer he created the public art project, Beige Motel, on Route 6, North Truro, and his work was featured at shows at the Andy Warhol Museum and The LAB in San Francisco.

Contact: Jay Critchley
508 487-3684
reroot@comcast.net
www.bcaonline.org


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16. Wooloo, FF Alumn, in Berlin, Germany, Jan. 26, and more

Feedback for Wooloo Artists and a Participatory Exhibition

GET FEEDBACK ON YOUR WORK
Are you in Berlin and do you have new work that you would like to get feedback on? Come for a free individual or group 20-minute session with WWW.WOOLOO.ORG and Transart Institute's (transartinstitute.org) international faculty, theorists, artists and curators.

(New Life) Trajectories is a joint-project of Wooloo and the Transart Institute international MFA program. Taking place in both Berlin and New York, the project presents two weekends of open feedback, exhibitions, and artist talks.

BERLIN OPENING + ARTIST TALKS: Saturday, January 26th, 5 pm - 9 pm

FEEDBACK SESSIONS: Sunday, January 27th, 3 pm - 7 pm
(For a feedback session, please RSVP to contact@wooloo.org)

NEW LIFE SHOP
Choriner Strasse 85 -10119 Berlin-Mitte
U-Bahn/Subway: Rosenthaler Platz (U8)

PARTICIPATE IN NYLON RIOTS
WWW.WOOLOO.ORG is pleased to present NYLON RIOTS - the first participatory exhibition to have been selected from the Wooloo.org community and presented in NEW LIFE SHOP in Berlin.

NYLON RIOTS by Caroline Mak and Kevin Chan has since December 2007 transformed NEW LIFE SHOP into a clothing factory that requires the participation of a global network of people, as well as physical participants in the gallery space.

Come by NEW LIFE SHOP and participate yourself! Finishing drinks and t-shirt making on Thursday, January 24th from 7 pm.

To apply for your own exhibition at NEW LIFE SHOP, please go to www.wooloo.org/newlifeshop

NEW LIFE SHOP
Choriner Strasse 85 -10119 Berlin-Mitte
U-Bahn/Subway: Rosenthaler Platz (U8)


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