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Goings On for Feb. 4, 2008

1. Christy Gast, Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumns, in Moab, Utah, through Mar 1
2. Billy X. Curmano, FF Alumn, in The Rake magazine, and on www.mnartists.org
3. Mitzi Humphrey, Stephanie Brody Lederman, FF Alumns, at art6 Gallery, Richmond, VA, March 7-30
4. Nina Sobell, FF Alumn, at Location 1, Manhattan, thru Feb 20, and more
5. Steven Ausbury, FF Alumn, now online at www.artnet.com
6. Jenny Holzer, FF Alumn, at Sprueth Magers, London, UK, thru Mar 15, 2008
7. Eleanor Antin, FF Alumn, at Ronald Feldman Gallery, Manhattan, opening Feb 15
8. Eve Biddle, FF Alumn, at Monkeytown, Brooklyn, opening Feb 11
9. Jacki Apple, The Dark Bob, FF Alumns, at Newtown, Pasadena, CA Feb 9-10
10. Warren Lehrer, Judith Sloan, FF ALumns, at Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens, thru June 29, 2008
11. Barbara Bloom, FF Alumn, at Printed Matter, Manhattan, thru Mar 29
12. Dikko Faust, Esther Smith, FF Alumns, at Rhode Island School of Design, thru Feb 20
13. Bruce Yonemoto, FF Alumn, at Alexander Gray Associates, Manhattan, opening Feb 6
14. Benoit Maubrey, FF Alumn, in Arizon, Mar 2-10
15. Anne Flournoy, FF Alumn, now online at http://revver.com/watch/652196
16. Jess Dobkin, FF Alumn, in Toronto, Ontario, Feb 22, 10:30 pm
17. Heather Woodbury, FF Alumn, in the Los Angeles Times, and more
18. Jenny Polak, Ayisha Abraham, Martha Rosler, Dread Scott, Buzz Spector, Greg Sholette, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, FF Alumns, in Ithaca, NY, thru March 30, and more.
19. Alyson Pou, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Bar, Manhattan, Feb 18, 8 pm
20. Barbara Duifjes, Jed Speare, FF Alumns, new album released and available online at popmatters.com
21. Roy Colmer, FF Alumn, at NYPublic Library, now online
22. Doug Skinner, Michael Smith, FF Alumns, at ICA, Univ. of Pennsylvania, thru Mar 30, and more
23. Joni Mabe, FF Alumn, in Atlanta, Ga, through Apr 18, and more
24. Robin Tewes, Louise Bourgeois, Guerrilla Girls, Faith Ringgold, Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumns, at Headbones, Toronto, Ontario, opening Feb. 16
25. Nina Sobell, FF Alumn, at Location 1, Manhattan, thru Feb 20, and more

26. Kanene Holder, FF Alumn, at La Mama, Manhattan, Feb. 18
27. Julia Scher, FF Alumn, at Artists Space, Manhattan, thru Mar 29

1. Christy Gast, Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumns, in Moab, Utah, through March 1


Moab Video Project is artist Christy Gast's year-long curatorial project for MAC 21, a small cable station broadcasting in a single secluded valley community in the Utah desert. MAC21 serves as a tourist information channel, community information channel, and now as an art venue. An artist's video will be inserted into normal programming every week during 2008.

Programming will be announced on a monthly basis.

February broadcast:

It's Me, Jody by Angela Dufresne, January 27-Feb. 2

Journey 001 by Rosa Ruey, Feb. 3-9

Love is Blind by Nicolås Dumit Estévez, Feb. 10-16

Untitled (Little Surfer) by Catherine Czacki, Feb. 17-23

Hole Proposal in 7 Languages by Richard Haley, Feb. 24-March 1



2. Billy X. Curmano, FF Alumn, in The Rake magazine, and on www.mnartists.org

Billy X. Curmano - Franklin Furnace alumni - is featured in "The Rake" magazine Minneapolis and on mnartists.org this month:

10,000 arts
Maverick Winona-based performance artist Billy X. Curmano chats with Matt Konrad about the artistic impulse that has driven a long career of daredevil feats, poltical chutzpah, and making art his own damn way in "The Rake" magazine, Minneapolis. The web version with images is posted at http://www.mnartists.org

There's more writing, images and a 5 minute performance clip at his home on the site http://www.mnartists.org/Billy_X._Curmano

mnartists.org is a project of the McKnight Foundation and Walker Art Center.

Billy X.

Art Works USA
27979 County Road 17
Winona, MN 55987

Electronic downloads at:


3. Mitzi Humphrey, Stephanie Brody Lederman, FF Alumns, at art6 Gallery, Richmond, VA, March 7-30

Mitzi Humphrey, FF Alumn, will be the curator of "Books, Broadsides, et alia," a print invitational featuring book works, poetry broadsides, and other lettristic art. The show includes art by Kelly Nelson, David Freed, Walter Garde, Jacob Urbanski, FF alumn Stephanie Brody Lederman, and others. March 7 - 30, 2008 at art6 Gallery, 6 East Broad St., Richmond, VA. 23219. www.art6.org. Phone 804.343.1406. art6 Gallery is a venue of "CommandPrint" Southern Graphics Council Conference in Richmond, March 27-29.


4. Nina Sobell, FF Alumn, at Location 1, Manhattan, thru Feb. 20, and more

Nina Sobell, FF Alum, at Location 1 in Xu Tan's Show until Feb. 20, Getty Museum CA Videow show, Los Angeles March 13-June 8, Solo Show, Gallery Area 53 in Vienna, Austria, July 5-August 10.


5. Steven Ausbury, FF Alumn, now online at www.artnet.com

Please visit the following link ofr a review of the work fo Steven Ausbury, FF Alumn


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6. Jenny Holzer, FF Alumn, at Sprueth Magers, London, UK, thru March 15, 2008

Jenny Holzer
1 February - 15 March, 2008

Monika Sprueth Philomene Magers is pleased to present DETAINED, an installation by Jenny Holzer. Beginning with her 2004 exhibition at the Kunsthaus Bregenz in Austria, Holzer has made the study of declassified US government documents the content for her context-based practice. Incorporating memos, sworn statements, emails, directives, judgments, and other government materials regarding the situation in the Middle East into paintings, large scale light projections, and electronic signs, Holzer has harnessed a variety of approaches to make sensate the accounting of war and torture. From documentation to material and situational renderings of bureaucracy's operations, Holzer's presentations of, among others, Department of Defense, White House, CIA, and FBI documents commingle the need to "get the word out" with the urgency to translate those words to a physical register. By activating the senses of the viewer, Holzer recasts the anonymity and indirection of government and a dministrative language as affecting and wounding objects. Holzer makes material Hannah Arendt's claim that, "Nothing we use or hear or touch can be expressed in words that equal what we are given by the senses."

In DETAINED, Holzer exhibits new works including a series of paintings and a large LED configuration. Each oil on linen painting depicts a handprint of an American soldier accused of crimes in Iraq, including detainee abuse and assault. Culled from documents made public through the Freedom of Information Act, Holzer's paintings refuse to be read from the fixity of any one ideology. Hanging the hands of the charged next to those of the wrongly accused and those whose culpability has been lost, the artist represents the fog of war. In her LED artwork, Holzer stacks ten semi-circular signs to animate the front gallery wall. The piece, entitled Torso, displays in red, blue, white, and purple light the statements, investigation reports, and emails from the case files of the accused soldiers. Providing these voices, part damning, contradictory, sympathetic, banal, anecdotal, and evidentiary, Holzer layers accounts of abuse and blame. The installation lays bare that it is the indivi dual who suffers and confronts the mechanics of politics and war. DETAINED makes substantial Wislawa Szymborska's lament and statement in her poem "Tortures" that "the body is and is and is and has nowhere
to go."

A gallery in the Italian Pavilion of the 2007 Venice Biennale was devoted to Holzer's continuing series of declassified document paintings. A large-scale traveling exhibition of the artist's work, focusing on her output from 1990 to the present, will first open at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago in October 2008.

Jenny Holzer has presented her ideas, arguments, and sorrows in public places and international exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale, the Reichstag, London's City Hall, and the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Bilbao, since the late seventies. Her medium, whether formulated as a T-shirt, as a plaque, or as an LED sign, is writing, and the public dimension is integral to the delivery of her work. Starting with the New York City posters, and up to her recent light projections and paintings based on declassified government documents, her practice has rivaled ignorance and violence with humor, kindness, and moral courage. Holzer received the Leone d'Oro at the Venice Biennale in 1990. She lives and works in New York.

For further information please contact Nina Overli at no@spruethmagers.com or on 020 7408 1613.

Monika Sprueth Philomene Magers
7A Grafton Street
London W1S 4EJ
Tel. +44.20.74081613
Fax +44.20.74994531

Opening Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm and by appointment


7. Eleanor Antin, FF Alumn, at Ronald Feldman Gallery, Manhattan, opening Feb. 15




Helen of Troy was the most beautiful and dangerous woman in the history of western culture. Her story comes down to us from European literature’s founding epic…. But what do we know of her? After three thousand years of notoriety she remains strangely silent as the most beautiful and disastrous objectification of male anxiety and desire.
Eleanor Antin, San Diego, August 2007

As a pioneering conceptual artist, Eleanor Antin has engaged in a dialogue with history for nearly forty years. Ronald Feldman Fine Arts is pleased to exhibit Antin’s latest work, in which she turns her gaze on the Trojan War. Through Helen’s Odyssey, Helen of Troy is finally allowed to speak for herself in a series of imagined scenes from the life of the two Helens. For in her pursuit of the Spartan queen, Antin has discovered two women, a charming blonde engaging the seductive pleasures of luxury and desire, and a demonic dark Helen smoldering with disgust and venting her rage on her admiring victimizers. In these nine large-scale dramatic photographs, warriors, artists, gods, and goddesses emerge in a set of luminous archaeological retrievals from Helen’s historically fragmented life.

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts will also feature Eleanor Antin’s work in a solo exhibition in Booth 557 at the 2008 Armory Show in New York, March 27–30. Her work is included in the exhibition, WACK!: Art and the Feminist Revolution, at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, February 17–May 12, 2008; and a new retrospective featuring her most recent works, Eleanor Antin: Historical Takes, is scheduled later this year at the San Diego Museum of Art, July 19–November 2, 2008. Eleanor Antin is represented in several major public collections, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Whitney Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Verbund Collection in Vienna, and Museion, Museum of Contemporary Art in Bolzano, Italy.

Opening Reception: Friday, February 15, 6 – 8pm. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10am – 6pm. Monday by appointment. For more information contact Sarah Paulson at (212) 226-3232 or sarah@feldmangallery.com.


8. Eve Biddle, FF Alumn, at Monkeytown, Brooklyn, opening Feb. 11

Objects of Dysconsumption

sugarcandy by Bowie Zunino + Eve Biddle

monday, february 11th, 2008
6pm - 10pm

monkey town

58 n 3rd st.
(btw. kent + wythe)
williamsburg, brooklyn 11211
drinks and food will be available

evebiddle.com bowiezunino.com


9. Jacki Apple, The Dark Bob, FF Alumns, at Newtown, Pasadena, CA Feb 9-10

The Hugely Tiny Festival
Small sights and sound: Big experience
February 9 & 10 10:30 AM to 7:00 PM
680 E. Colorado, Pasadena

Its staggeringly minuscule! Its incredibly quiet! It titillates the ear, eye and mind in a dizzying expanse of screens, sculptures, installations, dioramas, animatronics, books, fabrics and performances dedicated to the premise that size and significance, volume and value, duration and dynamism are not necessarily related. Its NewTowns Hugely Tiny Festival and its coming to the heart of Pasadenas Playhouse District to delight, astonish and stimulate art lovers, people of all sizes and aesthetics with SoCals most diverse, least trivial, massively largest exploration of tininess. The Hugely Tiny Festival is dedicated to the premise that where artistic significance, volume, duration, dynamism and value are concerned, tiny is one heck of a big idea.

Jacki Apple
The Dark Bob
Nicholas Fedak II
Christine Ferriter
Kathi Flood
Stanton Hunter
Islands of L.A.
Marcos Lutyens & Daniela Frogheri
Nuttaphol Ma
Megan Madzoeff
Marianne Magne
Michelle Martinez
Cielo Pessione OBrien
Christine Panushka
Tim Quinn
Karen Reitzel
Lisa Schoyer
Robert Wechsler
Alan Wolfson
Pinar Yoldas

Thadeus Frazier-Reed
Arthur Jarvinen
Lewis Keller
Mark Trayle

The Hugely Tiny Trio (Emily Hay, Joe Berardi and Motoko Honda, plus special guests Jessica Catron, Jeremy Drake, Carey Fosse, Arthur Jarvinen, Melinda Rice, Michael Vlatkovich & others)

CalArts Animation Workshop, School of Film and Video
Laurel Beckman
Marianne Magne
Curt LeMieux
Michael Szpakowski
Pinar Yoldas

Donlavy Dance Company
Lineage Dance

Made possible in part by the Pasadena Arts & Culture Commission and the City of Pasadena Cultural Affairs Division. A special thank-you to IDS Real Estate Group and Playhouse Office, LLC.

For information

Jacki Apple


10. Warren Lehrer, Judith Sloan, FF ALumns, at Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens, thru June 29, 2008

through June 29, 2008:
Godwin-Ternbach Museum & Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College present
Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliends in a new America,
Exhibition, Public Events, Performances featuring
A Traveling Exhibition of Photographs, Sounds, and Stories portraying the struggles, humor
and pathos of new immigrants and refugees in the most polyglot locality in the U.S.
photographs by Warren Lehrer/ sound stations by Judith Sloan / book by Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan

This exhibition is free & open to the public
Monday through Thursday, 11am to 7pm, Saturday, 11am to 5pm
Sunday, March 30, 2008, 11am to 5pm
For schedule of gallery talks, call: 718.997.4747

For more information go to: www.crossingtheblvd.org
Or directly to Museum website:


11. Barbara Bloom, FF Alumn, at Printed Matter, Manhattan, thru March 29

More Collections of Barbara Bloom
Exhibition on view through March 29, 2008

Printed Matter, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of More Collections of Barbara Bloom, an exhibition of the artist’s publications, editions, and ephemera, from the mid-eighties to the present. The opening also serves as the book launch for The Collections of Barbara Bloom, an ambitious new monograph designed by the artist herself and published by Steidl / International Center for Photography

“Eclectic combinations of scholarship and pure hunch, Bloom's books give the reader a sense of entering into the artists way of thinking about her subjects without resorting to direct documentation." Dan Cameron in Art Forum.

Barbara Bloom’s publications, multiples, and ephemera, much like the rest of her work, examine the act of collecting, the domestic, and the artist’s identity: her “signature” style places her profile and replications of her signature on everything from gold-stamped paper napkins and watermarked letterhead to chocolates and letraset. Butterflies also proliferate, in tandem with an ongoing dialogue with the history of Nabokov, as author and butterfly collector, for example in Reading Lolita in the Dark. Bloom’s books and editions are perennially intimate, “feminine”, and rooted in a firm conceptual ground. They make reference to daily rituals, for example The Birthday Party for Everything (1999) provides the complete ingredients for a perfect party; and her annual calendars, which she has been giving to friends for some thirty years, are a constant reminder of the passing of time.

Other highlights include the artists’ Playboy Vol XLI No. 1 (1994), a braille edition of Playboy—to which the artist has ironically added a fold-out photographic insert of Marilyn Monroe reading James Joyce’s Ulysses—as well as a rare edition of the artist’s Weimar, a box of chocolates mimicking a book, which the artist designed for the City of Weimar (1996).

February 2nd will also serve as a launch for Collections of Barbara Bloom, an impressive publication designed and conceived by the artist, which functions both as an artists survey and as a site for pairing images and text uprooted from their original contexts—installations, publications, and so on. Some 800 images are reduced to idiosyncratic collections (for example “Blushing,” “Stand Ins,” and “Twos-Twins-Doubles-Corners-Symmetry”), moving the book beyond the standard monograph and providing a site for the artists’ implied narratives by repositioning her work inside, beside, and against itself.

Collections of Barbara Bloom is published by Steidl/ICP and is 256 pages. The publication was authored by Susan Tallman and an includes an introduction by Dave Hickey. Collections of Barbara Bloom retails for $65.00 and is available at www.printedmatter.org and at our storefront in New York City.

Barbara Bloom was born in Los Angeles in 1951; she studied at Bennington College, and, with John Baldessari, at the California Institute of the Arts. For many years she lived and worked in Amsterdam and Berlin. She has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the MAK, Vienna; the Parrish Art Museum, Southhampton, New York; and other international venues, including the Venice Biennale (1988) and documenta X, Kassel, Germany (1997). She is the recipient of awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, and the Getty Research Institute. She currently lives and works in New York City.

For additional information, please contact AA Bronson, Director, at (212) 925-0325 or at aabronson @ printedmatter.org.

Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists' books and other artists' publications.

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.


12. Dikko Faust, Esther Smith, FF Alumns, at Rhode Island School of Design, thru February 20

“THE SECRETS OF PURGATORY PIE PRESS REVEALED!” at the Fleet Library at Rhode Island School of Design

An exhibition of Purgatory Pie Press artist books and limited edition books will be on display in RISD’s new library through February 20th, 2008. As described on their website http://purgatorypiepress.com , Purgatory Pie Press started shortly after “Dikko Faust spilled (or pied) an overfilled case of 8 pt Century Oldstyle his first day at Walter Hamady's letterpress class” at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. “Esther K Smith entered Purgatory when they made their wedding invitation in 1980”. Since then the Press has had exhibitions at London's Victoria and Albert Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harper Collins Gallery, Harvard University and Smith College. Purgatory Pie Press has collaborated with more than 100 artists and writers and is known for its inventive and playful use of antique wood and lead type. Smith and Faust teach artist books, letterpress, and graphic design at Cooper Union, School of Visual Arts & City University of New York.

This exhibit features book models used to illustrate the various types of bookbinding structures in Esther K Smith’s first mainstream published book, HOW TO MAKE BOOKS, designed with hand set type by Purgatory Pie Press plus graphic designer Kathleen Phelps and published in November 2007 by Potter Craft, an imprint of Random House. The exhibit also highlights drawings, test prints, mock-ups and camera ready work for this publication, showing the evolution of its page layouts. Selections of PPP limited edition books, postcards, coasters, Purgatoys and other ephemera from the Press and the library’s collection as well as works by Susan Happersett, Elizabeth Duffy, China Marks, illustrator Lindsay Stadig, Sarah Ballard, and photographers David Michael Zimmerman and Amy Kaylin Sims are also on display. The exhibition is open to the public during normal library hours.

EXHIBITION HOURS: Sun Noon to 7 PM; Mon – Thu 9 AM to 7 PM; Fri 9 AM to 4 PM; Sat 10 AM to 6 PM (main floor exhibit cases only)

ESTHER K. SMITH will be at RISD THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH for a book signing and an exhibit tour/talk. All are welcome to attend.

BOOK SIGNING: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
RISD Store
30 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903 (401)-454-6464

EXHIBIT TOUR & TALK: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Fleet Library at RISD
15 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 (401)709-5901

Laurie Whitehill Chong
Special Collections Librarian/ Curator of Artists’ Books


13. Bruce Yonemoto, FF Alumn, at Alexander Gray Associates, Manhattan, opening February 6

Bruce Yonemoto
February 6 – March 15, 2008

Reception for the Artist: Wednesday, February 6, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Alexander Gray Associates is pleased to present new photo-based works by Los Angeles media artist Bruce Yonemoto. Continuing his ongoing research and interest in Hollywood cinema and its role in shaping cultural identity, Yonemoto presents a group of new photographs that examine American wars, heroism, and ideas of national building.

In the series, NSEW, Yonemoto appropriates American Civil War-era photographic portraiture. Such photographs were precious memories of soldiers, treasured by family members on both sides of the Union, and play an important role in documenting the Civil War. Hollywood's representations of the Civil War shaped Twentieth-Century relationships to race, evident in early cinematic features including D. W. Griffith's landmark 1915 feature film, Birth of a Nation (The Clansman), and the Victor Flemming's 1939 epic, Gone With the Wind. These two approaches to representation—early photography and early Twentieth-Century film—are the fodder for Yonemoto's striking portraits.

The photographs depict Asian-American male models posing in full Civil War regalia, dressed in uniforms rented from Western Costume, Hollywood's oldest rental collection that provided costumes for Birth of a Nation and Gone With the Wind. Yomemoto's ongoing interest in the representation of Asian-Americans in U.S. History is furthered by the "casting" of Asians as Civil War soldiers and costuming them in uniforms and clothing representing both the North and the South, Yonemoto raises questions about war, servitude, and ethnic and national. In fact, Chinese immigrants fought on both sides of the Civil War, and as part of Yonemoto's "re-enactment" with these photographs, a third "side" of the war is formed, based on race and ethnicity, rather than political divisions or ideals. Further questioning the visibility of Asians in American debates about race—typically codified as Black or White—the photographs question the role of the audience identification through photography. Also at play is fetishistic nature of current war re-enactment subcultures, and this phenomenon's inherently sexual and racial role-playing.

Yonemoto's work has been exhibited internationally, including individual exhibitions at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo; Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; and the Santa Monica Museum of Art, CA. His work has been included in numerous biennials, including the Corcoran Biennial (2002); Fukui International Video Biennale (1993); the Whitney Biennial (1993, 1987). In 1999, the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles presented a retrospective exhibition of Bruce and Norman Yonemoto's work. Recent exhibitions include Sounds Like the Sound of Music at the Santa Barbara Contemporary Art Forum (2008), Exile of the Imaginary at the Generali Foundation, Vienna (2007) and In Other Words at Bard College, Center for Curatorial Studies (2006). Bruce Yonemoto is Professor and Chair of Studio Art at the University of California, Irvine. He is a 2008 recipient of a Creative Capital Foundation grant.

Alexander Gray Associates is a contemporary art gallery and advising firm based in New York. Our exhibition program focuses on mid-career visual artists who emerged in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Through consulting and collection advising, we provide expertise for our individual and corporate clients. Our ultimate goal is to provide a direct experience with Modern and contemporary art that encourages discourse around art's role in the advancement of culture. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

Alexander Gray Associates
526 W 26 St #1019
New York NY 10001
212 399 2636


14. Benoit Maubrey, FF Alumn, in Arizon, March 2-10

Hello to friends of Benoit Maubrey / Die Audio Gruppe,
the Audio Ballerinas have been selected as The Public Art Project for the Scottsdale Arts Festival 2008.
I will be there to create it from March 2-10 th.

infos in Scottsdale/ Phoenix:
Diana Fisher
Art Events Coordinator
Scottsdale Public Art Program

an opportunity?


Benoît Maubrey / DIE AUDIO GRUPPE
Baitzer Bahnhofstr.47, 14822 Brück OT Baitz Germany
tel: +49+33841-8265
fax +49+33841-33121
e-mail: maubrey@snafu.de


15. Anne Flournoy, FF Alumn, now online at http://revver.com/watch/652196

Hi everybody,

The LOUISE LOG - 2 is finished and posted at:


and at


Please turn up the volume up. I hope you like it and if you do, please pass it on.

Thank you,
Anne Flournoy


16. Jess Dobkin, FF Alumn, in Toronto, Ontario, Feb. 22, 10:30 pm

Everything I've Got
a performance by Jess Dobkin
presented by the Rhubarb! Festival
Friday, February 22, 10:30pm
$5 or free with Festival Pass

Buddies In Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander Street, Toronto
Box Office: 416 975 8555

For one night only, Jess Dobkin offers the collection of her creative
ideas in this new solo performance. With playful irreverence and humor,
Jess unpacks the suitcase of her imagination in this intimate
examination of artistic process and how work gets made.

This half-hour performance is presented by the Rhubarb! Festival as
part of "Friday Late Night Shorts," also featuring The Price of Bleach
by Chy Ryan Spain, My Feelings and Shit by Allison Peacock & Lindsey
Gillard, and Hospitality one: the title is constantly changing by
PME-ART (Caroline Dubois, Claudia Fancello & Jacob Wren).

Tickets now on sale.

Jess Dobkin


17. Heather Woodbury, FF Alumn, in the Los Angeles Times, and more

hello hello hello tickets are selling fast please make reservations to see my show
( & goddddddess bless you if you can send this on to a friend)
Watch 1.5 minute youtube clip here:
for futher info:

Heather Woodbury -winner of *Spalding Gray Award, *2007 OBIE Award-Winner
A Stripper’s History of the World
A series of interviews between a one hundred and eight- year old stripper, holed up in a bramble-covered shack in Echo Park, and a young feminist academic, in the year 2014.
written and performed by Heather Woodbury
directed by Abigail Deser

RUNNING SATURDAYS February 2nd- February 23rd AT 8 p.m.
Make your reservations now! Seating Limited. 323-653-6886
BANG theatre 457 N. Fairfax/Los Angeles, 90036
Admission $10 / Valet Parking for $5 at Fairfax and Rosewood http://www.bangstudio.com/#lastdays
approximate running time: 90 minutes*
* plus intermission

About Woodbury’s past work, critics say:
-Jason Zinoman, NY TIMES
“A tender writer…vivid and assured ..”
-Alexis Soloski,VILLAGE VOICE
“Thrillingly poetic and daring”
- Terry Morgan, VARIETY
“Her vision has a sweep and maturity that is…thrilling to behold”
-Charles McNulty, LA TIMES
“Wildly funny and infinitely sad.”
-Fintan O’Toole, THE IRISH TIMES

For more information, visit:


18. Jenny Polak, Ayisha Abraham, Martha Rosler, Dread Scott, Buzz Spector, Greg Sholette, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, FF Alumns, in Ithaca, NY, thru March 30, and more.

Hello All
I have work in 2 group shows currently: info below. New iterations of my ICE Escape sign series are in both sites; and a 21ft high quick-build kit Tower to Scale Enclosing Walls (a reverse watch tower demo), in Rutgers. If you are in Newark or Ithaca I hope you can visit.
Best wishes – Jenny Polak

Tompkins County Public Library
January 11, 2008 – March 30, 2008
Unnamable Name - An installation within the book-stacks
101 East Green Street
Info: 607-272-4557

Artists: Ayisha Abraham, Kenseth Armstead, Kim Asbury, Jeff de Castro, Elisabeth Cohen, David Diao, Johan Grimonprez, Toby Greenberg, Jane Jin Kaisen, Janet Koenig, Katherine Liberovskaya, Phill Niblock, Jenny Polak, Rit Premnath, Martha Rosler, Dread Scott, Buzz Spector, Greg Sholette, Jacob Tell and Mierle Ukeles
Organised by Todd Ayoung


Neo-Constructivism: Art, Architecture, and Activism
January 31 – April 10, 2008
Reception Wednesday Feb 13th 4pm - 7pm
(at Rutgers Newark and NJ Institute of Technology)
Recent work in a constructivist mode, concerned with
re-imagining the art object and re-shaping society;
Co-hosted in the Paul Robeson and NJIT galleries
Clare Firth-Smith, Matthew Gosser, Richard Greaves & Mario Del Curto, Karen Guancione, Heather Hart, Noah Loesberg, Maria Adelaida Lopez, Caitlin Masley, Narciso Montero, Cyrilla Mozenter, Boris Petropavlovsky, Jenny Polak, Nebojsa Seric-Shoba, Robin Sherin, Charlee Swanson, Kati Vilim, Anker West, Troy West, and Emma Wilcox. The exhibition is organized by Anonda Bell and Jorge Daniel Veneciano.

Here is the URL for the gallery (under review)

and for directions


19. Alyson Pou, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Bar, Manhattan, Feb. 18, 8 pm

I would like to invite you to a preview of my performance titled: "A SLIGHT HEADACHE" on Monday February 18th at 8pm at the Bowery Poetry Bar, 308 Bowery (just above Houston). $10.00 contribution.

A SLIGHT HEADACHE is a solo theatre work set in the late 1800s that explores the unusual relationship of a mother and daughter. A woman miraculously gives birth to a tiny girl from her forehead and from that moment they are
inextricably joins by their hair. In order to survive the Mother exploits
this unusual bond and for many years they perform in sideshows and salons.
But tonight the daughter refuses to perform, and reveals secrets to the audience about herself and the hair that lead the women to a final, perhaps fatal, confrontation.

I am eager to share this new iteration of the performance with you and I hope you can join me.

Warmest regards, Alyson


20. Barbara Duifjes, Jed Speare, FF Alumns, new album released and available online at popmatters.com



21. Roy Colmer, FF Alumn, at NYPublic Library, now online

ROY COLMER, DOORS NYC, online at the New York Public Library, Digital Gallery digitalgallery@nypl.org

A project created from 1975 to 1976 titled DOORS NYC is now available to view at the NYPL Digital Gallery. The work consists of over 3000 doors photographed inclusive and in sequence on 120 intersections in Manhattan.


22. Doug Skinner, Michael Smith, FF Alumns, at ICA, Univ. of Pennsylvania, thru March 30, and more

We're happy to announce that a selection of props, costumes, and videos from the puppet show we did in the '90s, "Doug & Mike's Adult Entertainment," is included in the exhibit "The Puppet Show," at the Institute of Contemporary Art, at the University of Pennsylvania. The show is curated by Ingrid Schaffner and Carin Kuoni, and is at ICA from January 18 to March 30. It will then travel to Santa Monica, Honolulu, Houston, and Seattle.

On February 6, at 6pm, we will perform the show again, for the first time in ten years. It should be fun! More info is at www.icaphila.org


23. Joni Mabe, FF Alumn, in Atlanta, Ga, through April 18, and more

Joni Mabe, FF Alumn, at Terminus, Something About the South, Southern Art by Southern Artists, Jan. 30 - April 18, 2008, Atlanta, GA.


Joni Mabe, FF Alumn, All that Glitters, at Swan Coach House Gallery, 3130 Slaton Drive, N.W. Atlanta, GA 30305, gallery@swancoachhouse.com, March, 2008.


24. Robin Tewes, Louise Bourgeois, Guerrilla Girls, Faith Ringgold, Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumns, at Headbones, Toronto, Ontario, opening Feb. 16

www.women - The Drawers at Headbones Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Feb 16-March 20, 2007 Reception Feb 16, 6-9PM phone: 416-465-7352
Artists include: Aleks Bartosik, Louise Bourgeois, Judy Chicago, Donna Cleary, Diane Feught, Angela Grossmann, Guerrilla Girls, Heide Hatry, Donna Kriekle, Julie Oakes, Alison Mitchell, Faith Ringgold, Carolee Schneemann, Robin Tewes, Betty Tompkins, Monika Weiss


25. Nina Sobell, FF Alumn, at Location 1, Manhattan, thru Feb. 20, and more

Dear Friends,I have three shows coming up... If you happen to be in any of these places in the next coming months, please stop by and see the exhibitions.All my very best,Nina

Searching For Keywords, Location 1 in Xu Tan's Show, through February 20, Location 1 GALLERY, NY, NY, www.location1.org


“California Video,” Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA. March 13-June 8. LOS ANGELES—Over the past four decades, video has played an increasingly central role in artistic production throughout the world. This has been particularly true in California, where many of the state’s most prominent artists have used the medium to produce some of their most significant works. Co-organized by the Getty Research Institute and the Getty Museum, and on view in the J. Paul Getty Museum’s special exhibition pavilion at the Getty Center, March 15 through June 8 2008, California Video highlights the unique sensibilities of West Coast video, while providing the first major survey of video art produced in California.


“Secret Window” (solo exhibition) and lecture about my work by Evelin Stermitz, Atelier and Gallery AREA 53, Vienna, Austria, July 5-August 10. http://www.area53.name

Nina Sobell


26. Kanene Holder, FF Alumn, at La Mama, Manhattan, Feb. 18

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.
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.
Admission is $8 at the door. For more information see www.lamama.org


27. Julia Scher, FF Alumn, at Artists Space, Manhattan, thru March 29

Julia Scher
is in group exhibition
"Nina in Position" at Artists Space NYC 38 Greene St. thru March 29th


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