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Goings on posted the week of March 10, 2008

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1. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, at Mitchell Algus Gallery, opening March 22, 6-8 pm
2. Marc Bloch, Robert Delford Brown, FF Alumns, at Cameron Art Museum, opening March 27, and more
3. Penny Arcade, Carolee Schneemann, Cindy Sherman, FF Alumns, at Central Connecticut State University, thru April 18
4. Helen Varley Jamieson, FF Alumn, now online
5. John Baldessari, Stanya Kahn, Coco Fusco, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Matt Mullican, Michael Smith, Javier Téllez, FF Alumns in the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial, thru June 1
6. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, at St. Pats, Manhattan, April 12
7. Elly Clarke, FF Alumn, at London Gallery West, UK, opening April 3
8. Clifford Owens, William Pope.L, Michael Smith, FF Alumns, win Tiffany Foundation grants of $25,000
9. Aaron Landsman, FF Alumn, in Metro NY, March 6
10. Joshua Fried, FF Alumn, at Cave Canem, Manhattan, TONITE, and more
11. Naeem Mohaiemen, FF Alumn, now online, and more
12. Carey Lovelace, FF Alumn, at Art in General, Manhattan, Mar. 26, 6:30 pm
13. Seiji Shimoda, FF Alumn, at Fado, Toronto, Mar. 22
14. Linda Sibio, FF Alumn, at Roadside Attraction, CA, May 17, 6:30 pm
15. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, at Pioneer Arts Center, MA, opening Mar. 28 and more
16. Jed Speare, FF Alumn, in Wire magazine, March 2008
17. Deborah Garwood, Robin Tewes, FF Alumns at Philoctetes, Manhattan, thru April 16
18. Nao Bustamante, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumns, at El Museo del Barrio, Manhattan, Mar. 19, 6:30-8:30 pm
19. Beth B, FF Alumn, at SVA, Manhattan, Mar. 25, 7 pm
20. Eric Brown, FF Member, at Chashama, Manhattan, thru March 23
21. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, at South St. Seaport, Manhattan, Mar. 20
22. Ligorano/Reese, Vitaly Komar, Sherrie Levine, at Carriage Trade, Manhattan, thru Mar. 30
23. Anne Flournoy, FF Alumn, now on YOUtube
24. Juana Valdez, FF Alumn, finalist for Cintas Foundation award

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1. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, at Mitchell Algus Gallery, opening March 22, 6-8 pm

The Mitchell Algus Gallery presents an exhibition of photo/text work by Martha Wilson opening on Saturday, March 22 and continuing through Saturday, April 26, 2008. A reception for the artist will be held on the day of the opening from 6 to 8 PM. This exhibition is accompanied by a catalog with an essay by art historian Jayne Wark.
Martha Wilson’s pioneering photo/text and performance work is little-known, original and important. Done between 1971 and 1974 at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) where Wilson was teaching English, the work takes then-emerging conventions of language based conceptual art into new territory, examining the construction and perception of identity and gender. Wilson’s emphasis on subjectivity and transformation in the presentation and recognition of self placed her art at a productive remove from mainstream conceptualism where the ruse of analytical objectivity was the prevailing mode. Her work’s sly humor was also at odds with contemporary art world taste, particularly coming as it did from a woman. The current show is Martha Wilson’s first one person gallery exhibition.
While Wilson’s work conjures parallels with artists like Suzy Lake in Toronto and Eleanor Antin and Lynn Hershman in California, its non-ideological tenor cut across the essentialist and collectivist perspectives of the feminist establishment of the early 1970s. This divergence became explicit in Judy Chicago’s reaction to a 1974 performance by Wilson at Womanspace Gallery in Los Angeles which Chicago deemed “irresponsible demagoguery.” Yet Wilson’s prescient mix of role playing and image presentation was culturally precocious and would soon be picked up by a younger generation of artists, Cindy Sherman being the most obvious heir.
Martha Wilson was born in Pennsylvania and received an MA in English literature from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. After beginning doctoral work Wilson left to teach at NSCAD when her thesis advisor said her ideas about Henry James were “visual art” and not literature. (Wilson’s then-partner, Richards Jarden, was an MFA student at NSCAD.) In the early 1970s NSCAD had a highly regarded program, directed by David Askevold, which emphasized cutting edge conceptual work. Many prominent artists and critics visited the College, including John Baldessari, Robert Barry, Dan Graham, Lee Lozano, and most importantly Lucy Lippard, who included Wilson’s 1971 Chauvinist Pieces in her documentary history Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object.
Leaving Nova Scotia in 1974 Martha Wilson settled in New York where she became the founding director of Franklin Furnace, the legendary downtown center documenting artist books and performance. In 1997 the FF artist book collection was acquired by MOMA and Wilson moved the organization into cyberspace. Martha Wilson was also a founding member with Ilona Granet, Donna Henes, Ingrid Sischy and Diane Torr of the vaudeville feminist punk rock group DISBAND, video of which is featured in WACK!, Art and the Feminist Revolutioin. The show however, does not include any of Wilson’s photo/text work or solo performance video. Martha Wilson continues to perform, mostly political satire, most frequently impersonating former and aspiring first ladies.
Mitchell Algus Gallery—511 West 25 Street, Second Floor—New York 10001—Tel: 212-242-6242

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2. Marc Bloch, Robert Delford Brown, FF Alumns, at Cameron Art Museum, opening March 27, and more

Media Contact:
Ashley Hammons
910.395.5999 x1005
ahammons@cameronartmuseum.com

ROBERT DELFORD BROWN: Meat, Maps and Militant Metaphysics [March 28-August 3, 2008]

Wilmington, NC-“ROBERT DELFORD BROWN: Meat, Maps and Militant Metaphysics” opens at the Cameron Art Museum on March 28 and will remain on view through August 3, 2008. A free public opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 27 from 7-9 pm, and a private members preview and gallery talk will be held the same evening from 6-7 pm. The exhibition’s guest curator, artist-writer Mark Bloch (NYC), and Robert Delford Brown, will both be present.

“ROBERT DELFORD BROWN: Meat, Maps and Militant Metaphysics” is the artist’s first museum exhibition following an active career of 50 years. Brown was in the vanguard of many major art movements following his arrival in New York in 1959, including Performance Art, Fluxus, Pop Art, Happenings and Correspondence art.

In 1964, Robert Delford Brown shocked both the public and fellow artists with his groundbreaking performance entitled Meat Show. The event took place in a meat locker at the Washington Meat Market in New York City, and consisted of huge amounts of blood, meat and lingerie fabric. This performance had a great impact at the time, and offered a prescient vision of future contemporary art works, such as Damien Hirst’s recent installations with animal carcasses ( “School: The Archeology of Lost Desires, Comprehending Infinity, and the Search for Knowledge” shown at Lever House Art Collection, NYC, Nov 2007-February 2008). Through his early career, Brown encountered, communicated and collaborated with artists Ed Moses, Nam June Paik, Allan Kaprow, Ray Johnson, Joseph Cornell, Marcel Duchamp, Claes Oldenburg and many other, now widely recognized figures in art history.

In 1992, Allan Kaprow, who first conceived of Happenings in 1957, noted of Robert Delford Brown’s early work: “…(he) threw a monkey wrench into the avant garde in those days. He was a visionary you couldn’t ignore or forget. Robert Delford Brown’s transcendent vision takes on a great significance”. Renowned curator and art maverick, Walter Hopps, wrote to a colleague about Brown in 1971, observing he was “a tremendously talented artist” and held a unique position among his peers. [A previously unpublished 2003 interview with Walter Hopps by V. Vale is included in the exhibition’s publication].

Robert Delford Brown was born in Colorado in 1930, later moving to California where he received his B.A. (1952) and M.A. (1958) from UCLA. In 1959 Brown moved to New York City where he lived and worked for the next 40 years. The artist currently lives and works in both New York City and Wilmington, North Carolina.

A concurrent exhibition and video screenings will be held at Wabi Sabi Warehouse of Independent Art Company, an alternative space in Wilmington, NC., opening to the public Friday, March 28 6-9 pm.

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3. Penny Arcade, Carolee Schneemann, Cindy Sherman, FF Alumns, at Central Connecticut State University, thru April 18

Female Forms and Facets:
Artwork by Women from 1975 to the Present
Featuring
Judy Chicago
with
Carolee Schneemann CindySherman PennyArcade
Janine Antoni
Lisa Yuskavage Sara Risk Judy Fox Candice Raquel Lee
March 13 - April 18, 2008*
* closed for Spring Break, March 17 - 21
Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 13, 2008, 4:30 - 7:00PM
Artist Lectures by Carolee Schneemann, Judy Fox, Candice Raquel Lee, and Penny Arcade,
3:00 - 4:15, preceding reception
Performance by Penny Arcade, 5PM
http://www.art.ccsu.edu/Gallery/2007-08/FFF.html
Wine and Hors-d'oeuvres - Free Admission - Plenty of Free Parking
Exhibition Hours:
Monday - Friday, 1-4 PM and by Special Appointment
Free Admission

Central Connecticut State University
Art Gallery
Maloney Drive
New Britain, ConnecticutConnect

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4. Helen Varley Jamieson, FF Alumn, now online

hi friends,
finally i have managed to put some words & photos together about my trip to cuba:
http://www.creative-catalyst.com/articles/cuba08.html


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5. John Baldessari, Stanya Kahn, Coco Fusco, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Matt Mullican, Michael Smith, Javier Téllez, FF Alumns in the Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial, thru June 1

The Whitney Biennial 2008 opens today and runs through June 1. For the first time the Biennial will extend beyond the Museum to Park Avenue Armory (at 67th Street) with installations and performances daily through March 23. A full schedule of events is available at whitney.org/biennial

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6. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, at St. Pats, Manhattan, April 12

3 HOUR PRAYER RETREAT
WHEN:SATURDAY, APRIL 12,2008
WHERE: ST PATRICK'S CATHEDRAL, 5TH AVE,NYC
TIME: 10:45-2 PM
HOW:MEET 10:45 IN FRONT OF CATHEDRAL(IF LATE, JUST GO IN......FEEL FREE TO USE THIS SILENT TIME ..SITTING,WALKING,READING .. ETC)
WHAT:RETREAT'S FOCUS IS:PRAYERS OF PETITION/PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING....
EXAMPLE:PETITION: I........PRAY FOR A HEALING OF..........
THANKSGIVING: I.............GIVE THANKS FOR THE ........

WRITE IN:IF YOU CANT ATTEND SEND A ONE SENTENCE PRAYER REQUEST AND WE CAN PRAY FOR YOU THAT DAY; SEND TO:
lindamontano@hotmail.com

SUGGESTIONS:
1.BATHROOM, FOOD ETC CONSIDER BEFORE.

2 DRESS FOR CHURCH.

3.AT COMMUNION, IF NOT CATHOLIC,AND YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNION SERVICE,GO UP FOR A BLESSING FROM THE PRIEST AND INDICATE YOUR INTENTION IS TO RECEIVE A BLESSING AND NOT HOLY COMMUNION BY CROSSING YOUR ARMS OVER YOUR CHEST AND BOWING YOUR HEAD.OTHERWISE DONT GO TO THE ALTAR AT COMMUNION.(THERE ARE 3 MASSES ATTHE MAIN ALTAR BEGINNING AT NOON. )

4.FOR CATHOLICS INTERESTED: CONFESSIONS ARE HEARD IN THE BACK....LEFTSIDE, STARTING AT NOON.

5.AT THE END OF THE 3 HOURS, EVERYONE MEET AT 2PM IN FRONT OF THE CATHEDRAL TO SAY GOODBYE.

SEND:
PRAYER REQUESTS TO:lindamontano@hotmail.com

THIS PRAYER RETREAT CAN ALSO BE PARTICIPATED IN AT HOME ,BY JOINING US AT THIS TIME, IN SILENCE AND PRAYER.

THANK YOU, LINDA

For performances, Art/Life Counseling, teaching, videos:
LINDA M MONTANO
THE ART/LIFE INSTITUTE
185 ABEEL ST
KINGSTON , N.Y. 12401
845-246-4482
www.bobsart.org ; www.vdb.org

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7. Elly Clarke, FF Alumn, at London Gallery West, UK, opening April 3

Dear Friends

I'm showing the Alternative Funding Strategy (- "Unique Elly Clarke photos not yet taken on her mobile phone in India Jan-Feb 2008", which I sold in December via ebay -) at this exhibition, which opens on 3rd April at London Gallery West at the University of Westminster in Harrow. (Northwick Park nearest tube.)

The project was devised to raise funds to enable me to travel to India in January to research a film I plan to make later this year in collaboration with sex workers and Aravanis (the transgender community) in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. I was granted access to these communities though the Russ Foundation (www.russfoundation.com).


All photos were taken on my Sony Ericcson K800i at the time requested by purchasers. They were then sent first by text message and then as single-edition digital prints from India via the post to purchasers.

Some images are still awaiting purchasers - they'll be shown blind in their envelopes, with only title and time to identify them.

Maybe see you there! See below for more info on the exhibition and conference which accompanies it.

Elly

Image: 150108 13:02 View from Window of Man Who Owns Land Upon Which Parking Lot Will be Built. Belur, Karnataka.


FILMOBILE CONFERENCE / SCREENINGS / EXHIBITION

FILMOBILE is a network project bringing together the mobile phone industry, filmmakers and artists working with mobile devices.

FILMOBILE is organising a gallery exhibition, cinema screenings and an international conference in London on the 4/5 April 2008. The events will explore the cultural impact brought about by new mobile technologies and will encourage debates between artists, filmmakers, the media and the new mobile industry.

The FILMOBILE EXHIBITION will feature mobile art works by Mark Amerika, Camille Baker, Bebe Beard, Melissa Bliss, Elly Clarke, Romain Forquy, Steve Hawley, Brian House, Brooke A. Knight, Simon Longo, Anne Massoni, Kasia Molga, Sylvie Prasad, Michele Pred, Henry Reichhold, Max Schleser, Jo Thomas.

The FILMOBILE CONFERENCE is a major international event including more than 22 speakers from the USA, South Africa, Australia, Germany, Italy and the UK exploring the prospects and possibilities of mobile technologies in the domain of art and media practice. A live web broadcast with the Mobilefest in Brazil is scheduled to take place during the conference. For detailed conference program see www.filmobile.net.

As part of the conference FILMOBILE will present a CINEMA SCREENING, which will curate for the first time a dedicated world premiere program for mobile feature productions, including SMS Sugar Man, Why didn't anybody tell me it would become this bad in Afghanistan, Nausea and Max with a Kaitai.

For detailed program information see: www.filmobile.net
The events are free to attend but registration via email or text-message is essential. Email toinfo@filmobile.net or text FILMOBILE to 81707 including your name and email address to register (texts cost 1 standard message).

Conference and Screenings are at The Old Lumiere Cinema, 309 Regent Street, London W1R 8AL (tube Oxford Circus).

Friday 4 April

16:00 – 18:00 FILMOBILE conference
18:30 – 20:30 FILMOBILE cinema screening
20:30 FILMOBILE wine reception

Saturday 5 April

10:30 – 18:30 FILMOBILE conference

Exhibition Private View:
Thursday 3 April, 5pm – 8pm at London Gallery West, Watford Road, Harrow HA1 3TP (tube Northwick park)
Featuring a live performance by Jo Thomas and Visual Rhythms

Exhibition Opening Times:
Daily 9am – 5pm, 4 April until 4 May at London Gallery West, Watford Road, Harrow HA1 3TP (tube Northwick park)

FILMOBILE is supported by the University of Westminster, HEIF, London Westside, Centre for Research and Education in Art and Media (CREAM), London Gallery West, Immedia 24 and the new media eXchange. FILMOBILE is part of NODE.London Spring'08 season (http://nodel.org).
Max Schleser
info@filmobile.net
www.filmobile.net
mobile + 44 [0] 791 9032166

--
Elly Clarke
ellyclarke@gmail.com
art: http://www.axisweb.org/artist/ellyclarke
photography: http://www.ellyclarkephotography.com

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8. Clifford Owens, William Pope.L, Michael Smith, FF Alumns, win Tiffany Foundation grants of $25,000

The Tiffany Foundation awarded $25,000 grants (as chosen by Amada Cruz, Clara Kim, John Perreault, Cindy Sherman (FF Alumn), Lowery Stokes Sims, Paul J. Smith and Judith Tannenbaum) are: Amy Balkin, Iona Brown, Juan Angel Chavez, Nicole Cherubini, Patricia Cronin, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Alejandro Diaz, Sharon Hayes, Elana Herzog, Tim Hyde, Fay Ku, Walter McConnell, Wardell Milan, Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger, Wangechi Mutu, Kori Newkirk, Kelly Nipper, Odili Donald Odita, Kaz Oshiro, Clifford Owens (FF Alumn), William Pope.L (FF Alumn), Robert Pruitt, Aida Ruilova, Arthur Simms, Michael Smith (FF Alumn), Tavares Strachan, Julia Meltzer and David Thorne, Anna Von Mertens, Allison Wiese and Christie Wright.

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9. Aaron Landsman, FF Alumn, in Metro NY, March 6

Metro, March 6, 2008
“An Eye on the Neighbrohood”
Review – Instead of a theater, you arrive at someone’s home. Wine and Cheese sit on the kitchen counter – help yourself.

Experimental playwright Aaron Landsman brings his “open House” to all five boroughs, where apartment dwellers co-host the show tih Foundry Theatre. On and around a sofa, a young couple (Heidi Schreck and Paul Willis) grapple with iussues of trust, economics and what constitutes “shelter” in contemporary New Yrok.

Through March 16, various locations in NYC, $15, 866-811-4111
www.thefoundrytheatre.org

by Elizabeth Zimmer

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10. Joshua Fried, FF Alumn, at Cave Canem, Manhattan, TONITE, and more

{from composer Joshua Fried}
{RADIO WONDERLAND -- the media-mashing/multi-metric/high-concept}
{everyday object/spaced-out/body-moving/1-man dance band} {*Unsubscription info below*}

Two performances next week!

First--a return to Tom Swirly's Psychedelic Circus on St. Patrick's Day.

Then--a trio at the Warper Party in groovy Williamsburg on the 19th.

And oh! If you're interested, some nice action shots of last month's set in Minneapolis are up at radiowonderland.org. Shortcut is here:

http://tinyurl.com/2cfp2v

Thank you Ms. Hagen!

Monday 17 March 2008 10pm
St. Patrick's Day night!

Tom Swirly's Psych-o-delic Circus
at
Cave Canem, Under Lucky Cheng's
24 First Avenue (at 2nd St)
New York, NY 10009
$5

Anything can happen, including more than one Radio Wonderland set, dancing on stage, weird heckling, and spontaneous jams with Tom Swirly on his clarinet-like MIDI wind controller. Wear a costume.

As Tom Swirly puts it:

A monstrously strange avant-garde musical/talk show with variety acts, magic tricks, weirdness, sensation and live electronic music.

Wednesday 19 March 2008 MIDNIGHT
The Astral Freaks--A trio!

The Warper Party
b) Rooms of Omnidigital DJs and Biomorphic Musicians Projected Images, Workshops, and Interactive Art too

at
Supreme Trading
213 N. 8th St
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211
718 599 4224
Free!

with Hans Tammen, on Endangered Guitar
Tom Shad, on Electric Bass with digital whammy and yours truly RADIO WONDERLAND, on Radio Wonderland

Do we really have a name? Are we truly The Astral Freaks? Who knows.
We still can't agree. The Three Condoleezas, The Jazz Compactors, The Bit Shifters? At least we have a blurb, courtesy of Rebus PR:

"The newest entry into the technologically-enhanced extended improv sweepstakes is the trio of virtuosic veterans Hans Tammen--"endangered guitar", Tom Shad--Blue Man bassist, and Joshua Fried--AKA "Radio Wonderland" on his shoes, steering wheel and laptop. What sets these guys apart is the engagement of the body as well as the ear and the mind (read: they know how to groove). Expect the most current sonic DSP (that's digital signal processing in case you missed it), as well as muscular jams that fly Jimi and Miles into the heart of NYC's vortex of alt-jazz techno jams."

Thanks for reading.

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11. Naeem Mohaiemen, FF Alumn, now online, and more

Sediments from a few projects are now online. Also, I'm in a Dhaka group show until March 19th, and a panel in New York March 26th.<http://www.kabul-reconstructions.net/index/aig.html>

Red Ant Motherchod, Meet Starfish Nation
*Jumma Namaj came and went, I had other plans. Ants crawled on cracked stone, dried husks turned into soldiers and an orange peel refused to cooperate. A project on 1975, CIA coups (or not) and soldiers of fortune.
For "Conspiracy Papers", a publication from Transmediale, Berlin.

http://shobak.org/projects/red_ant.shtml

Prints from this project are showing at:

*Contemporary Bangladesh Art (1948-2008)* Asiatic Society Gallery Behind Curzon Hall, Dhaka University

*Exploding Lotus*
Art & Culture Center, Miami
http://artandculturecenter.org/exploding-the-lotus

Collaborative Art+Community
Wednesday, March 26th, 6:30 pm
Art in General gallery, New York

Making It Together: Women's Collaborative Art + Community, the exhibition guest-curated by Carey Lovelace for the Bronx Museum, surveys the period in the 1970s and early 80s when women artists, inspired by the 70s feminist movement, worked collectively in new ways to engage communities and address social issues. Taking the exhibition as a point of departure, this roundtable (the second of two held in conjunction with the show) brings together artists with community-based, site-specific, public and activist practices to discuss how their work extends the history of feminist collaborative and community-based artmaking, and how their contexts, choices, and collaborations shape the politics of their practices.

Tomie Arai
Doug Ashford
Jamal Cyrus + Kenya Evans / Otabenga Jones & Associates Naeem Mohaiemen Prerana Reddy Artists Against The War
Moderator: Gregory Sholette
Organized by Mariam Ghani+Chitra Ganesh

http://www.kabul-reconstructions.net/index/aig.html

*Everybody Wants To Be Singapore*
For Carlos Motta's project "The Good Life". The Good Life is a long-term, in-progress, experimental documentary project that engages and critiques documentary practice itself. It is an examination of the regional history, perception and effects of US interventionist policies in Latin America, at a time of global critical awareness of those politics. The work is composed of an installation, an Internet archive, a series of photographs and publications. For the debut at ICA, Carlos made a takeaway publication that contained text from four contributors. My text is online here:

http://shobak.org/text/hoggole_singapore.shtml

*For Runa Islam's joint show with Tobias Putrih in Modena, "Lost Cinema Lost", I wrote a catalogue text in response to her work.

http://shobak.org/projects/LostCinema_p1-15.pdf

I also did an "exquisite corpse" riff, filming rickshaw carcasses in homage to Runa's film "First Day Of Spring". A print from that project was featured in the e-flux project "Pawnshop".

http://shobak.org/projects/dear_runa.shtml

Appropriately enough, Pawnshop has filed for bankruptcy. Is it Real or Memorex?

http://e-flux.com/shows/view/5167
shobak mailing list
shobak@idash.org
http://idash.org/mailman/listinfo/shobak

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13. Seiji Shimoda, FF Alumn, at Fado, Toronto, Mar. 22

Fado Performance presents: Seiji Shimoda Saturday March 22, 2008 @ 8pm ($5) Lower Ossington Theatre 100A Ossington Avenue, Toronto (one block north of Queen St. W.)

http://www.performanceart.ca

Seiji Shimoda is one of Japan's most active, well-known and respected performance artists. He is a performer, a poet, an arts advocate, organizer, curator and lecturer at the Musashino Art University in Tokyo. Since graduating Osaka City University in 1977, Shimoda's work has been presented at over 100 international festivals, conferences and galleries, in more than 30 countries across western and central Europe, North and Central America and throughout Asia.

Shimoda is the Director of NIPAF (Nippon International Performance Art Festival, established in 1993) and has presented the work of over 300 international and Asian performance artists from 45 countries around the world in 2 annual festivals that take place in several cities in Japan. Under Shimoda's direction, NIPAF has become one of the most influential festivals in the global performance art community and is a sought after destination for performance artists from around the world. Shimoda also organizes tours under the umbrella of NIPAF to promote art exchange and dialogue about performance art to the US, Poland, Philippines, Germany and Spain. In 2000, Shimoda was the first Asian artist to receive a prized Bessie Award (New York Dance and Performance). Shimoda's own performance work is a combination of action poetry, performance and movement, employing simple
objects like chopsticks, a chair, a table and his physical body in unique ways.

On March 22, Shimoda will perform his seminal work entitled On The Table, at the Lower Ossington Theatre. Shimoda's performance in Toronto is presented in the context of Fado's on-going thematic series entitled IDea, which invited performance artists from around the world to respond to and create performances that relate to social, cultural or personal identity.

About Fado Performance
Fado is an artist-directed centre established in 1993 to provide a stable, ongoing, supportive forum for creating and presenting performance art created by local, national and international artists at all stages of their careers. Fado is the only artist-run centre in English Canada devoted specifically to this form.
Our activities include presenting performances, artist talks, festivals, residencies, exchanges and workshops, as well as publishing in a variety of formats, including video.

Contact: Shannon Cochrane (Director, Fado Performance)
416-822-3219
mailto:info@performanceart.ca

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14. Linda Sibio, FF Alumn, at Roadside Attraction, CA, May 17, 6:30 pm

For further information: Linda Carmella Sibio 760-362-4071

The Cracked Eggs Interdisciplinary ensemble will be performing their new piece “The Metaphysical Mechanic”
with a visual art show by the same title. The performance will be Saturday May 17th at 6:30PM at The Roadside
Attraction gallery located at 69197 29 Palms Highway (near Indian Cove). There is no cost for admission but we
recommend you buy a visual piece to help The Cracked Eggs or make a donation to their sponsor Bezerk Productions.
“The Metaphysical Mechanic” explores the supernatural and magical elements of working in a garage.
The head mechanic of the garage finds a sweet potato that has psychic powers. The cook comes on stage
mixing up bats and a live Imoo (a bird). When he comes off stage on comes the Valley Girl who is all mixed up
about how she should make a living. Then enters the freak complete with a third eye and psychic powers
of his own – he could be mistaken for a homeless person. The Psycho Waitress comes up serving spaghetti
with bolts and nuts and oil for the drink. Alas! The king has a breakdown in his Rolls Royce and is saved
by the Mechanic and her assistant. The Sweet Potato solves his problem of an early divorce and he goes
on his merry way. The Psycho waitress has a problem of her boyfriend being dead in her car and in the
end the Sweet Potato saves all. That’s all we can tell you for now because the piece is still being developed.

The piece will feature many new artists and some veteran Cracked Eggs players. Ariel Holkesvig will play
the Psycho Waitress and Charlie Ayala will play the chef and the king. We will be introducing Peter Naughton
as the Sweet Potato, Debbie Nyhus as The Metaphysical Mechanic and Annamaria Victoria Loza as the
Valley Girl and Aaron Wager as the Freak and other new characters such as the nurse. Other new players
will be announced at a later date but we’d like to say we have the return of one of the first Cracked Eggs
who was the star of “Queen of the American Way.” We’re very excited that he has returned, as he’s brilliant!

The visual art show will also feature the above “Cracked Eggs” and more interesting artists. The pieces are
constructs made of newspaper, cardboard, wire and nuts and bolts. They explore the theme of the metaphysical
and it’s relationship to ordinary objects. The works have three dimensional elements and multi-dimensional meanings.

The director of the Cracked Eggs is Linda Carmella Sibio. Ms. Sibio is the winner of the 2008 national
visual arts award called The Wynn Newhouse award. She has two upcoming shows in New York City,
and the Akron Art Museum, she has been in shows at Andrew Edlin Gallery with Henry Darger,
Track 16 gallery, United Nations, and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Her performance work
has been shown with the Walker Art Center, Creative Time/Franklin Furnace, and The Red Cat Theater
among other venues. She was the 2003 VSA international fellowship artist, has received grants from The
Lannan Foundation and The Rockefeller MAP award.

The Cracked Eggs ensemble has been working together since 2001 and has received support from The
California Arts Council. They have shown their work in many venues in the hi-desert as well as
Highways in Los Angeles. In Los Angeles they received a “GO” by the L.A. Weekly written by
Ron Athey that stated “mad is cool.”

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15. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, at Pioneer Arts Center, MA, opening Mar. 28 and more

Hello Beautiful People,
Electric Junkyard Gamelan is heading out on the road starting March 28th with shows at the Pioneer Arts Center in
Easthampton, Massachusetts (3/28), Time & Space Limited in Hudson, NY (3/29) and Zebulon in Brooklyn (3/30). The
show at Zebulon will be a special one as we are double billing with the great musician and instrument inventor
Bradford Reed, inventor of the famous "Pencilina".
We continue our travels the following weekend going to Langdon Street Cafe in Montpelier, VT (4/4)
Amazing Things Art Center in Framingham, MA (4/5) and our first trip to Portland, ME performing at One
Longfellow Square (4/6).
But wait, there is more... after that we carry on to gigs in PA, OH, AL, TN, NC and WV. PLease check the
full tour schedule below and tell your friends and family in areas we are going to come on out and check us
out. Hope to see you or someone you know real soon.
Peace,
EJG

Touring March 28-april 19
3.28.08 Pioneer Arts Center of Easthampton, Massachusetts
3.29.08 Time & Space Limited Art Center, Hudson, NY
3.30.08 Zebulon- Brooklyn, NY
4.04.08 Langdon Street Cafe-Montpelier, VT
4.05.08 Amazing Things Art Center- Framingham, MA
4.06.08 One Longfellow Square-Portland, ME
4.10.08 Your Inner Vagabond-Pittsburgh, PA
4.11.08 Casa Cantina-Athens, OH
4.12.08 Carabar-Columbus, OH
4.13.08 Flying Monkey Art Center-Huntsville, AL
4.17.08 World Grotto-Knoxville, TN
4.18.08 The Werehouse- Winston-Salem, NC
4.19.08 Earth Day Celebration at Appalachian South Folklife Center -Pipestem, WV

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16. Jed Speare, FF Alumn, in Wire magazine, March 2008

Jed Speare, composer, multidisciplinary artist and Studio Soto director (Boston) is featured in Cross Platform of
the March issue of Wire magazine, Adventures in Modern Music #289. There is also a sound file excerpt from his
recent double album, Sound Works 1982 - 1987, and a gallery of some of his other activities at
http://www.thewire.co.uk/ "Working field and documentary recordings into socially resonant performance
works, this unsung composer is a pioneer of multimedia presentation."
-Wire magazine, 3/08

Jed Speare, Director
617-426-7686
jed@studiosoto.com

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17. Deborah Garwood, Robin Tewes, FF Alumns at Philoctetes, Manhattan, thru April 16

THE PHILOCTETES CENTER
FOR THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDY OF IMAGINATION
AT THE NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC INSTITUTE
247 EAST 82ND STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10028
Susanna Coffey, Self Portrait (kiss), 2001
Jenny Dubnau, Self-Portrait with Angry Face, 2005
Phyllis Herfield, Self-Portrait, 2008
Robin Tewes, I Want to be a Housewife, 2002
Deborah Garwood, Who are I (Qui sont-je?) No. 7, 1997,
2008
Self Reflection:
The True Mirror
WORKS BY
Susanna Coffey, Jenny Dubnau,
Deborah Garwood, Phyllis Herfield,
Haresh Lalvani, Robin Tewes, and John Walter
March 1 – April 16, 2008
ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: Sunday, March 9, 6:o0–7:30pm
Visual artists have always received inspiration from the objective world, filtering their
vision through cortical processes in both hemispheres of the brain. This shuttling between
imaginative and mimetic processes constitutes an ongoing dialogue between the inner and outer worlds of the artist.
While representational art and portraiture often impart the attitude of the artist towards his subject—one has only
to look at Velazquez’s Las Meninas to see how the point of view of the artist surges to the fore—the tradition of
self-portraiture offers the most vivid glimpse into how an artist perceives the self. This act of self-reflection depicts
the intermingling of sight and insight, subject and object. What does the gaze into the mirror reveal about the
artist? For those of us who don’t record our impressions with brush and paint, what does our relationship to the
mirror reveal, how does it impact our imaginative process, and how does it influence our self-conception?
The exhibition Self Reflection: The True Mirror illuminates the genesis of artistic identity, and coincides with the
roundtable The Mirror and the Lamp (part of the Brainwave Festival held in conjunction with the Rubin Museum,
Exit Art, The Graduate Center at CUNY, and the School of Visual Arts), which sets out to explore the neurobiology
of imagination. John Walter’s True Mirror and Haresh Lalvani’s multi-faceted Xurf Mirror 1 introduce immediate,
interactive examples of how we see our own reflection. The artists Susanna Coffey, Jenny Dubnau, Deborah
Garwood, and Phyllis Herfield use portraiture to investigate psychic selfhood, while Robin Tewes depicts the
emotional resonance of mirrors as objects. Self Refelection: The True Mirror may be viewed Monday through
Friday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, and by appointment. Please call 646.422.0544 or email info@philoctetes.org
to make arrangements.
Exhibition curated by Hallie Cohen, Chair, Art Department, Marymount Manhattan College.

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18. Nao Bustamante, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumns, at El Museo del Barrio, Manhattan, Mar. 19, 6:30-8:30 pm

Voces: Contemporary Actions by Latino Artists

Wednesday March 19, 6:30 -8:30 pm
El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
T. (212) 831-7272
http://elmuseo.org/

José Muñoz, Department of Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU moderates this panel featuring
the work of contemporary Latino performance artists Nao Bustamante and Nicolás Dumit Estévez.
Bustamante will perform her piece Given Over to Want an ongoing conversation within the artist’s
performance works that deals with the themes of transformation and desire. Estévez will talk about
his most recent performative work Pleased to Meet You (2007) where he proposed to meet all of the
inhabitants of the town of Calaf, Spain during his visit in 2007 and a similar work that took place in
Peterborough, NH as part of the artists residency at the MacDowell Colony. The performance is documented
in a recent publication that will be presented after the panel.
Admission: Free.
For advance registration e-mail public_programs@elmuseo.org.

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19. Beth B, FF Alumn, at SVA, Manhattan, Mar. 25, 7 pm

BRAINWAVE FESTIVAL NYC
PRESENTS

PSYCHOTIC TO EROTIC

The work of artist and filmmaker
BETH B

IN PERSON

Tuesday, March 25th, 7pm
The School of Visual Arts
209 East 23rd Street
3rd Floor Amphitheater

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20. Eric Brown, FF Member, at Chashama, Manhattan, thru March 23

Accumulation Project: Selections
March 7-23, 2008

Opening Reception:
Friday March 14, 6-9pm

Chashama:
169 Ave. C (10th/11th)
F Train to 2nd Ave. / L Train to 1st Ave.
Thursday-Saturday 1-7pm
Free and open to the public
Contact: 917.669.9786

Chashasma is pleased to present Selections from the Accumulation Project, an exhibition featuring
work from local contributors to the Accumulation Project. Eighteen selected artists from around the
country committed to the year-long challenge of acquiring "accumulates" for the purpose of exhibition.
From September 1, 2005, to September 1 2006, these items amassed. Chosen accumulates ranged from
tangible objects such as unwanted plastic bags and discarded chewing gum to ephemera such as
opinions and wishes. Documentation of each contributor's process and progress was updated monthly
on the Accumulation Project website, www.accumulationproject.org.

The project was originally conceived of by members of Other Leading Brand collective as an exploration
of the roles that time and quantity play in creative practice and as an experiment in approaching art
production as problem solving. "We were curious about how people would transform their attraction to
something into an ordered system or practice, and how their connection or understanding of their subject
might change as a result", says show co-organizer Sam Imperatrice. Co-organizer Eric Brown adds, "We were
curious about who would be interested in participating in and sticking with a project like this. What sort of
personalities would be attracted to this?" While many contributors entered the project with clear ideas as
to how to organize and ultimately exhibit their final collection of accumulates, several participants figured
things out along the way-- their questioning, inspiration, and often their frustrations made public on the
project's website.
In addition to the monthly web documentation, the project's structure called for two gallery exhibitions. One after 3 months of accumulation, which was held in December 2005 at Lunarbase Galery in Williamsburg, and a final exhibition displaying a full year's worth of accumulation held at Art House Productions in Jersey City, October 2007. The current exhibition of selected works at Chashama features six projects by local artists: Paul Baumann, Yellow Things; Irene Chan, Barcodes; Lisa Dahl, Discarded Dreams; Tamara Gubernat, Accumulated Objects; Songyi Kim, Post-It Notes; Sam Imperatrice, Plastic Bags from the Street.

Chashama supports emerging and underrepresented artists by providing one of the most elusive commodities in New York City: space to create. Chashama works with landlords and developers to identify underutilized real estate, which the owner is willing to donate on a short-term, temporary basis, preferring to see underutilized spaces put to good use, looked after and maintained while they are awaiting commercial tenants.
www.chashama.org

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21. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, at South St. Seaport, Manhattan, Mar. 20

EGGSTRA! EGGSTRA! EGGSTRA!
Read all about it:

EGGS ON END: STANDING ON CEREMONY
33rd Annual
World Famous Vernal Equinox Celebration

WITH DONNA HENES, URBAN SHAMAN & FRIENDS

MARCH 20
Wednesday night/Thursday morning

1:00AM EVENT BEGINS
1:48AM EQUINOX MOMENT

South Street Seaport Pier 16 Manhattan

RAIN OR SHINE AS USUAL!

A family friendly event.
Please bring kids, drums, and noisemakers.
Volunteers needed — please call!
FREE

EGGCITING!

EGGCELLENT!!

EGGCEPTIONAL!!!!

EGGSTRAORDINARY!!!

Donna Henes is an internationally renowned urban shaman, eco-ceremonialist, award-winning author,
popular speaker and workshop leader whose joyful celebrations of celestial events have introduced ancient
traditional rituals and contemporary ceremonies to millions of people in more than 100 cities since 1972. She
has published four books, a CD, an acclaimed quarterly journal and writes a column for UPI (United Press
International) Religion and Spirituality Forum. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, maintains a
ceremonial center, spirit shop, ritual practice and consultancy in Exotic Brooklyn, NY where she works with
individuals, groups, institutions, municipalities and corporations to create meaningful ceremonies for every
imaginable occasion.

For information about upcoming events and services contact:

Mama Donna's Tea Garden & Healing Haven
PO Box 380403Â
Exotic Brooklyn, New York, NY 11238-0403
Phone: 718/857-1343
Email: CityShaman@aol.com
www.DonnaHenes.net
www.MamaDonnasSpiritShop.com/
www.TheQueenofMySelf.com

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donna_Henes

Read her blog at:
http://www.myspace.com/queenmamadonnaÂ
http://queenmamadonna.blogspot.comÂ
http://mamadonnahenes.gaia.com/

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22. Ligorano/Reese, Vitaly Komar, Sherrie Levine, at Carriage Trade, Manhattan, thru Mar. 30

The Cult of Personality Portraits and Mass Culture
opening Thursday, February 28, 6-8 pm
show runs: February 28 - March 30, 2008
carriage trade
94 Prince St. 2nd fl New York, NY 10012
open Thursday through Sunday, 1 pm - 6 pm
http://www.carriagetrade.org/

featuring work by:
Yasser Aggour
Jennifer Dalton
Vitaly Komar
Bill Owens
Sherrie Levine
Paul McCarthy
Ligorano/Reese
Muntadas and Reese
Karen Yama
Julia Wachtel
Bill Owens,
"Reagan on TV", 1972
courtey James Cohan Gallery
As the U.S presidential campaign kicks into high gear, the exhibition "The Cult of Personality, Portraits and
Mass Culture" investigates the relationship between celebrity and political personas within the context of
mass media. In focusing on portraiture, a genre which privileges the relative psychological interest of its
subject, this exhibition attempts to locate the manner in which the development of an identity for mass
consumption adopts the traditional viewer/subject relationship, with the result that the viewer tends to
"lose themselves" in the protectiveness or superiority of the featured personality.

Democratic societies, presumed to be free from totalitarian style cults of personality, often employ persuasion,
seduction, and manipulation as part of a phenomenon known as "soft power", a seemingly benign means of
governmental influence on mass media whereby a citizen's position is more or less co-opted through overwhelming
saturation of "preferred" information. The influence on mass sentiment by public relations firms, lobbyists and the
frequently used "anonymous" sources within the news, when taken as a whole, is usually dismissed as conspiratorial.
But when considered in practical terms (success or failure), the effectiveness of a democratic government's use of
mass media to convince the public, for example, that it is in their best interest to go to war, recent history has
proven these methods to be extremely reliable.

Depending on whether the goal is to make the subject appear "familiar" or "in charge", remnants of various
types of portraiture, from the snapshot to the honorific, are usually visible in the fabricated image of a politician
or celebrity. While maintaining a significant relationship to the genre of portraiture, the artwork and archival
material in "The Cult of Personality, Portraits and Mass Culture", represents a broad range of responses to the
creation of identity cults via mass media, offering critical and sometimes ironic commentary on the construction,
dissemination, and consumption of larger than life figures within the public arena.
carriage trade
94 Prince St. 2nd fl New York, NY 10012
contact: Peter Scott / Director
phone: 718.483.0815
email: pscott@carriagetrade.com
http://www.carriagetrade.org/

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23. Anne Flournoy, FF Alumn, now on YOUtube

Hi everybody,
The LOUISE LOG - 3 is finished and posted at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQrWnN60_5A
and The LOUISE LOG - 4 is at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n4fIICCopw

Please turn up the volume. I hope you like them and if you do, please pass them on.
Thank you,
Anne
http://www.youtube.com/anneflournoy
MICRO-MOVIES

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24. Juana Valdez, FF Alumn, finalist for Cintas Foundation award

Hi
I wanted to share the good news with family and friends now that it is official.
Juana

The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum and the Cintas Foundation Announce Seven Finalists for the
2008 Emilio Sanchez Award in the Visual Arts Ray Azcuy, Barbara M. Fuentes, Isaac Maiselman,
Ernesto Oroza, Maria Perez Bravo, Juana Valdes and Ricardo Zulueta are singled out from a field of 54 applicants.
Miami, February xx, 2008 – The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University
and the Cintas Foundation are pleased to announce seven finalists for the 2008 Cintas Foundation Emilio Sanchez Award in the Visual Arts.

The award carries a $15,000 cash prize which is used by the winner to further his or her creative development.
The award is generously funded by the Emilio Sanchez Foundation.In 2005, the Emilio Sanchez Foundation
(www.emiliosanchezfoundation.org) endowed an award in the visual arts, through 2009, in honor of the late
Cuban artist and Cintas Fellow Emilio Sanchez (1989 – 1990). This will be the fourth such award in a series of five
donated by the Emilio Sanchez Foundation. It was first awarded in 2005 to Christian Curiel, in 2006 to Glexis Novoa,
and in 2007 to Gean Moreno. Anne Ellegood, Curator, Hirshorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington DC,
Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Chief Curator, Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, Dr. Paula Harper, Art Historian and
critic, Miami, Yasmil Raymond, Assistant Curator, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis comprised the 2008 jury.

"We had an exceptionally competitive field of applicants this year, stated Cintas Foundation president
Hortensia E. Sampedro, "we are appreciative of the talent that the members of the jury brought to their
task this year. We are fortunate to have the services of such an outstanding panel of judges."

The Cintas Foundation Fellowship Program was established in 1963 with funds from the estate of the late
Oscar B. Cintas, (1887 – 1957) a former Cuban ambassador to the United States and a prominent industrialist
and patron of the arts. Since then more than 300 artists have been honored with the Cintas Fellowship. The
only one of its kind in the nation, the program has honored some of the world's most talented Cuban artists,
many in their initial stages who have gone on to play an influential role in the development of their disciplines.
Past visual arts fellows include Carlos Alfonzo, Jose Bedia, Mario Carreno, Teresita Fernández, Anthony Goicolea,
Maria Elena González, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, María Martínez-Cañas, and Mari Rodríguez-Ichaso, Andres Serrano
and many others. A complete history and listings of the fellows may found in the Cintas Foundation web site at
www.cintasfoundation.org. The Selection Program is administered by the Frost Art Museum at Florida International
University and the Cintas Foundation.

For more information, please visit www.cintasfoundation.org or www.frostartmuseum.org

Juana Valdes
http://homepage.mac.com/juanavaldes

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Goings On: posted week of March 3, 2008

CONTENTS:

1. Stanya Kahn, FF Alumn, in The New York Times & Whitney Biennial
2. Susana Cook, FF Alumn, Festival de Teatro Alternativo, Bogota, Colombia, March 7-9
3. Yana Kraeva, FF Alumn, at SUNY Stony Brook, Long Island, thru Mar. 29
4. Terence Gower, FF Alumn, at The Aldrich Musuem, Ridgefield, CT, opening Mar. 9
5. Jenny Polak, FF Alumn, at Pomegranate Gallery, Manhattan, thru Mar. 29, and more
6. Regina Silveira, FF Alumn, at Museo de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia, thru May 11
7. Anita Ponton, FF Alumn, at Centre Cultural de la Merce, Girona, Spain, Mar. 6-8
8. Richard Torchia, Andrea Fraser, David Hammons, Laura Parnes, FF Alumns, at Arcadia Univ., Glendale, PA, opening March 5, 6:30 pm
9. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, at Happy Ending, Manhattan, Mar. 13, 8 pm
10. Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga, FF Alumn, at Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA, opening Mar. 7
11. Eugene Rodriguez, FF Alumn, at Pawtucket Armory, Rhode Island, and more
12. Lynn Cazabon, FF Alumn, at Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, MD, Mar. 7-April 25
13. Licio Isolani, FF Alumn, at Pratt, Brooklyn, April 1-2
14. Deborah Garwood, Robin Tewes, FF Alumns, at Philoctetes, Manhattan, thru Apr. 16
15. Liliana Porter, FF Alumn, at Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, thru April 19
16. Cheri Gaulke, Jerri Allyn, FF Alumns, at The Bronx Museum, thru August 4
17. Tribute to Arlene Raven, and Mona Hatoum, FF Alumns, at NJ City University, Jersey City, NJ, opening March 5
18. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at Tama, Manhattan, March 6, 7 pm
19. Lady Pink, FF Alumn, at Ad Hoc Art, Brooklyn, opening March 21, 7-10pm
20. Tiffany Ludwig, FF Alumn, at Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY, opening March 7

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1. Stanya Kahn, FF Alumn, in Whitney Biennial at The Armory, March 17, 8 pm

Stanya Kahn and Harry Dodge, video works in the 2008 Whitney Biennial. “Can't Swallow It, Can't Spit It Out” airs at the Museum, opening March 6th. A new piece, All Together Now, screens as part of the Whitney Biennial at the Armory on 72nd Street on March 17th at 8pm with Seth Price

AND here is the text of an illustrated NY Times article from March 2, 2008

Art: Unsettling, in a Funny Sort of Way By Jori Finkel

Los Angeles…Once the screen went black and the applause died down, the chorus of questions began. “Where did you get all the dead animal footage?” one viewer asked. Another asked, “Those blue people in the basement, what are they called?”

This was not your usual question-and-answer session after a film screening. The video artists Harry Dodge and Stanya Kahn had invited friends and collaborators to their home in the Highland Park neighborhood to see the final cut of their new work, “All Together Now,” which makes its official debut on March 17 in New York.

In the past they have hung a large muslin sheet in their backyard for such screenings. This time, because of rainy weather, these artists decided to take the show inside Ms. Kahn’s studio, a former garage behind the house.

What they screened might be described as their most ambitious work to date, a 26-minute piece that took the better part of nine months to complete. It is also their most disturbing work, dispensing with dialogue and taking place in a burnt-out, post-urban version of Los Angeles.

It opens with Ms. Kahn, face bloodied and hair wild, bludgeoning something in a bush. The “blue people” who soon appear (wearing blue hoods over their faces, Ku Klux Klan style) prove surprisingly chummy, working on tasks like chopping wood together. But the imagery is unsettling enough that one guest that night, Julia Bryan-Wilson, said she was planning to add the work to her syllabus for a course at the University of California, Irvine, on the apocalypse in contemporary art.

This video will be screened at the Park Avenue Armory as part of the off-site programming for the Whitney Biennial. The artists’ 2006 work “Can’t Swallow It, Can’t Spit It Out” will play on a loop at the Whitney Museum of American Art. And “California Video,” an exhibition opening on March 15 at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, will include two of their earlier pieces, “Let the Good Times Roll” from 2004 and “Whacker” from 2005.

Yet what promises to be an important year for the couple professionally is also a challenging one personally. After almost 10 years together, including a wedding ceremony and the birth of their son, the two separated last fall. Ms. Dodge, who was born Harriet but now goes by Harry and says she does not identify as “either male or female particularly,” has moved a few blocks away from Ms. Kahn. They said they are “co-parenting” their 3-year-old son and plan to continue collaborating artistically too.

The two first met in 1993 in San Francisco, where they were both part of a low-rent, do-it-yourself, identity-obsessed and queer-inspired performance scene. Ms. Kahn was in a solo show at 848 Community Space, when Ms. Dodge — a co-founder of a cafe-theater called the Bearded Lady — came to see her.

“She was so embodied,” Ms. Dodge said. “One of the things I love is when a performance is so authentic and/or vulnerable that it pierces the skin, the air, the things that mediate between people. It has to do with finding energy in the moment, responding to the right now, the skin of right now, in a way that creates this massive spark or electricity. That was there the first time I saw Stanya perform.”

More recently their goal has been to bring some of that electricity — the energy of live, intimate and improvised performance — into video art, offering an alternative to the slick production values of, say, a Matthew Barney. They began working together after moving to Los Angeles, by way of New York, in 2001.

Their first short, “Winner,” features Ms. Kahn as Lois, a struggling artist who has just won a cruise through a radio call-in contest and is expected to give the cameraman who has tracked her down one good sound bite about how excited she is. Only it emerges that she was actually calling in to request a song, has no intention of taking the cruise and would much rather show him and his audience her lumpy sculptures, stored in the trunk of her car.

“Winner” was shot in a day, with video and sound editing finished within a week. It established the standard division of labor between Ms. Kahn, who typically performs, and Ms. Dodge, who typically serves as the male cameraman, staying out of sight but within earshot in a way that he too becomes a character. Otherwise, the two share usually share responsibilities, from costuming and concept development to video and sound editing.

Like many of their pieces “Winner” was largely improvised. “We had this idea of a guy doing an interview with a lady who kept sculpture in her car,” Ms. Dodge said. “But it wasn’t until we drove up to the parking lot to start shooting that we figured out he was from a radio station.”

That the main character doesn’t know what’s coming next (she can’t, for example, remember the call letters of the radio station) is perceptible, creating moments of real suspense and comic resolution. (Lively editing helps.)

“I don’t mean in any way to compare our work to Andy Kaufman’s,” said Ms. Kahn. “But there’s something Kaufmanesque about this desire to empty yourself out and put anything you want in that space.”

The character of Lois returns in “Let the Good Times Roll.” This time she sits in a hotel room in the desert, telling the loopy story of a sex- and drug-fueled night that culminated in her receiving an Ecstasy enema. Glenn Phillips, a contemporary art curator at the Getty who picked it for the “California Video” survey, said it was the first piece he had seen by these artists. He has been finding ways to show it ever since.

“For starters, it’s just hilarious,” he said. “And I’m also interested in the way that humor for them is the mask for more philosophical ideas”: whether it’s an exploration of mind/body duality, the perils of social conformity, or the struggle of one individual to connect with another.

Or, as Ms. Kahn put it: “Entertainment is a way in for us. Our pieces end up not fully fitting any specific genres, but we have deep affinities to traditional entertainment, from vaudeville songs and dances to sketches, jokes, and stand-up comedy, from narrative filmmaking to live rock ‘n’ roll performances.”

Mr. Phillips has also included their video “Whacker,” which falls somewhere between punk performance and theater of the absurd, in the Getty exhibition. Seven minutes long, it features Ms. Kahn buzzing her way through an overgrown hill with an electric weed cutter. By the time she is done, if she is ever done, new weeds will surely have grown in her wake.

“It’s about the feral — the persistence of the weeds, the wild grass that insists on growing,” Ms. Dodge said.

Ms. Kahn added, “And a woman who is as tenacious as the weeds.”

The artists’ early videos made the rounds at indie film festivals before finding a home in the art world in 2006, when the New York dealer Elizabeth Dee gave them their first solo show. That was the first public screening of “Can’t Swallow It, Can’t Spit It Out,” which the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles included in its exhibition “Eden’s Edge” last year and the Whitney also tapped for the coming Biennial.

Shamim Momin, one of the Biennial’s curators, said she imagined that “Can’t Swallow” could become the “sleeper hit” of the show. “We chose it because it was their most resolved piece,” she said, “in terms of pacing, dialogue, rhythm of the dialogue.” She also said she hopes it will resonate with other pieces in the show that share “a sort of oblique or embedded politics, where the artist is responding to a sociopolitical situation without holding a protest sign.”

The artists have described “Can’t Swallow It,” made during the third year of war in Iraq, as their “portrait of civilian anxiety in a time of war.” Ms. Kahn plays a character they call the Valkyrie who wears a Viking helmet and carries a large foam wedge of Swiss cheese through a blighted Los Angeles landscape. Ms. Dodge is the videographer who follows her around, recording her paranoid imaginings, or memories.

Ms. Dodge said the concept grew out of a fascination with the uses of video today. “We always look at who is taking video, and ask ourselves why. And one function is the citizen watch, the idea that you can shoot something like the Rodney King video and change the world.” So they came up with the idea of a cameraman perched outside a hospital who wants to capture some abuse of political power and finds the Viking character instead.

The artists warned against taking the character too literally. “We haven’t resolved it,” Ms. Kahn said. “Maybe she works at a local theme park or maybe she’s homeless.” There’s also the “hazy possibility,” the artists once wrote, that she is actually a Valkyrie who ushers the spirits of slain heroes to Valhalla.

This kind of ambiguity is amplified in their new work, “All Together Now,” in which the characters’ identities are anything but clear. Formlessness competes with narrative, noise vies with music and there are those obfuscating hoods in blue and white. The blue hoods are blank. The white hoods have crude faces drawn on them with tape.

Ms. Dodge described the hoods, which they have used on occasion before, as part of a larger experiment. “What is a performance without language? Without a face?” she asked.

This direction could be risky, considering the praise critics have lavished on Ms. Kahn’s inventive storytelling in the past. “Harry and Stanya could have kept making narrative works without any lag in their career,” Mr. Phillips said. “But here they are purging themselves of almost everything that people have found interesting — language, a certain kind of expressiveness.”

It’s hard to forget that the artists’ relationship was disintegrating while the piece was being made. “Where I see sadness and darkness in the work, it’s on a personal level for me,” Ms. Kahn said.

But both said they see something hopeful in the video as well.

Ms. Kahn’s character appears to live off the land, whether running river water through a siphon or dragging a plant root through her teeth. She sees foraging as a model for their creative process for this video, which was low on budget and high on resourcefulness. (For the animal scenes they made use of local roadkill.)

And “All Together Now” does offer a particular vision of kinship in the aftermath of society. The hooded people, however voiceless and faceless, work together like families. And you see still-hoodless children — including shots of Ms. Kahn and Ms. Dodge’s son, Lenny — playing in the sand.

“Some people have said this is about a new kind of love,” Ms. Dodge said. “I hope it is about that.”

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2. Susana Cook, FF Alumn, Festival de Teatro Alternativo, Bogota, Colombia, March 7-9

Inseguridades de la Seguridad Nacional (Homeland Insecurities) is a powerful political satire that focuses on parallels between the dictatorship in Argentina and the present U.S. administration. Showing how discourse masks state inflicted terror and how torture is made invisible through the manipulations of language , Susana presents politics as a theater of discourse itself, using humor as a tool for exposing the rationales used by those in power to justify oppressions against minorities.

Written, Directed and Performed by Susana Cook Original Music by Julian Mesri
March 7th at 7-30pm. Teatro Ditirambo
March 9th at 7-30pm. Teatro Acto Latino

For more information: http://www.susanacook.com

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3. Yana Kraeva, FF Alumn, at SUNY Stony Brook, Long Island, thru Mar. 29

Dear Friends,

I would like to invite you to the Thesis Exhibition "What We Wished For" at the Staller Center Art Gallery at Stony Brook University. The show includes the works of four artists who are graduating from Art Department this Spring: Lorena Salcedo-Watson, Amy Marinelli, Ha Na Lee, & Yana K.M.

The show runs through March 29, 2008 Gallery hours: Tuesday - Friday, 12 pm - 4 pm; Saturday, 7 - 9 pm Closed Sunday, Monday, & holidays

Hope to see you there!

Please email me with any questions at yanakr@hotmail.com

Best regards,
Yana

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4. Terence Gower, FF Alumn, at The Aldrich Musuem, Ridgefield, CT, opening Mar. 9

Opening at The Aldrich: Painting the Glass House: Artists Revisit Modern Architecture
Sunday, March 9, 2008; 3 to 5 pm, 2 pm Panel Discussion
Round-Trip Transportation from NYC Available

http://www.aldrichart.org/contact/mail/mailings/PtGHeBlast3.html

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street
Ridgefield, CT 06877
http://www.aldrichart.org

THE ALDRICH PRESENTS PAINTING THE GLASS HOUSE: ARTISTS REVISIT
MODERN ARCHITECTURE

Painting the Glass House: Artists Revisit Modern Architecture—curated by Jessica Hough and Mónica Ramírez-Montagut—will open at The Aldrich on Sunday, March 9, 2008.

The exhibition brings together two-dimensional works (including video) in various media by Alexander Apóstol, Daniel Arsham, Gordon Cheung, David Claerbout, Angela Dufresne, Mark Dziewulski, Christine Erhard, Cyprien Gaillard, Terence Gower, Angelina Gualdoni, Natasha Kissell, Luisa Lambri, Dorit Margreiter, Russell Nachman, Enoc Perez, and Lucy Williams—a collection that explores an interest among emerging artists in architecture of the modern period.

Modern architecture is generally identified with buildings by Le Corbusier, Philip Johnson, Mies van der Rohe, and Frank Lloyd Wright, which represent a period driven by developments in technology, engineering, and the introduction of industrial materials such as iron, steel, concrete, and glass. Architects at this time engaged in a practice that not only incorporated structural innovations, but also encouraged social change.

The artists featured in the exhibition are interested not only in the potential of utopian ideas, but also the sense of a passing idealism that modern architecture now embodies. Hough comments, “The artists are less interested in the built structures themselves and what it might feel like to be inside one, and more interested in the philosophy and idealism they represent. The way in which the buildings signal a possibility of utopia is essential—a future that could have been. Sentimentality runs through much of the work.”

Ramírez-Montagut adds, “This melancholic remembrance comes at a time when great works of modern architecture are at risk due to neglect, deterioration, and demolition. Underlying all the artworks is a feeling of deep admiration for the architects who sought to elevate culture and bring it to the broad masses, yet their sense of failure is also prevalent; the artists’ knowledge of modern architecture’s crisis and demise tints their works with some kind of nostalgia.”

The Aldrich will host an Exhibition Reception on Sunday, March 9, 2008, from 3 to 5 pm. Prior to the opening there will be a 2 pm Panel Discussion: Painting the Glass House: Artists Revisit Modern Architecture, with curators Jessica Hough and Mónica Ramírez-Montagut, along with artists Daniel Arsham, Angela Dufresne, and Terence Gower. The reception is FREE for members. Refreshments will be served. Round-trip transportation from New York City is available; please call the Museum at 203.438.4519 for reservations. Please note that the bus will not arrive in time for the panel discussion. The reception and panel will take place at the Museum located at 258 Main Street, Ridgefield.

A book related to the exhibition is being co-published by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Mills College Art Museum, and Yale University Press, and is scheduled for a fall 2008 release.

Painting the Glass House: Artists Revisit Modern Architecture has been organized by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum with the Yale School of Architecture Gallery. Both The Aldrich and Yale will present a portion of the exhibition in their galleries. The exhibition will travel to Mills College Art Museum in California following its Connecticut debut. Exhibition dates: Yale School of Architecture Gallery (New Haven, CT): February 11 to May 9, 2008; The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (Ridgefield, CT): March 9 to July 27, 2008; Mills College Art Museum (Oakland, CA): January 14 to March 22, 2009.

ALSO OPENING AT THE ALDRICH ON SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2008:

Halsey Burgund: ROUND (on view through July 27, 2008); Gary Panter: Daydream Trap (on view through August 31, 2008); Ester Partegàs: The Invisible (on view through August 10, 2008).

ABOUT THE MUSEUM:
The Aldrich is one of the few non-collecting contemporary art museums in the United States. Founded on Ridgefield’s historic Main Street in 1964, the Museum enjoys the curatorial independence of an alternative space while maintaining the registrarial and art-handling standards of a national institution. Exhibitions feature work by emerging and mid-career artists, and education programs help adults and children to connect to today’s world through contemporary art. The Museum is located at 258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877. All exhibitions and programs are handicapped accessible. Regular Museum hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm. For more information call 203.438.4519.

Contact: Pamela Ruggio
Phone: 203.438.4519
Email: pruggio@aldrichart.org

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5. Jenny Polak, FF Alumn, at Pomegranate Gallery, Manhattan, thru Mar. 29, and more

Dear Friends: my work is in 2 new shows – one opening tonight at the Pomegranate Gallery in Greene st. SoHo: the other on San Antonio TX. Other shows are still ongoing (info at jennypolak.com) at Rutgers’ (Newark) Paul Robeson Gallery/NJIT and the Tompkins Public Library in Ithaca NY. I hope you can have a look..

Best,Jenny Polak
http://www.jennypolak.com

ELIGIBLE TRAFFIC
MARCH 7 - APRIL 5, 2008
OPENING RECEPTION
Friday March 7, 5-7pm
at the Trinity University Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX

The exhibition features a group of artists including: David Avalos, Louis Hock, & Elizabeth Sisco, William Betts, Margarita Cabrera, Ann Carlson & Mary Ellen Strom, Pedro Lasch, Yoshua Okon, Jenny Polak, Lordy Rodriguez, and Gary Sweeney

Eligible Traffic is a term that refers to a designation employed by the Department of Defense in which the law regulates the flow of individuals. “Eligible Traffic” addresses the subject of the undocumented immigrant and the legal formalities that differentiate the permitted from the excluded, responding to the current geo-political conflict involving the US/Mexico border.

An experiment in curatorial collaboration, “Eligible Traffic” is a collaboration between the students from Trinity University’s Gallery Practicum seminar and guest curator, NYC-based artist, Steven Lam. Through personal interaction with artists and scholars, the seminar utilizes the exhibition format as a hand-on pedagogical tool addressing topical concerns through the lens of artistic practice.

PIECE PROCESS: Every Wall Shall Fall

Through March 29, 2008
Pomegranate Gallery (supported in part by the Oded Halahmy Foundation)
133 Greene Street
New York NY 10012
212-260-4014
www.pomgallery.com <http://www.pomgallery.com/>

Artists:

Granite Amit, Doris Bittar, Rajie Cook, Abdelali Dahrouch, Joyce Dallal, Hanah Diab, Michele Feder-Nadoff, John Halaka, Kanaan Kanaan, John Pitman-Weber, Jenny Polak, Amie Potsic

Also on view: contemporary Iraqi art from the Gallery collection.

PIECE PROCESS STATEMENT

Formed in 2002, Piece Process is a group of artists, Israeli and Palestinian, Jewish and Arab, men and women, committed to exhibiting together in order to explore the Israel-Palestine conflict and the possibility of peace. Exhibiting in the US, we engage this country’s deeply inequitable involvement in the conflict and our personal ties to it. We share the belief that all co-existence must be based on the principles of human rights and equality. Piece Process underlines the internal processes we undergo; it strengthens our artistic voices, and shows our personal narratives as inextricably intertwined. The diverse work of these artists (through varied media and visual vocabularies) allows Piece Process to bring about, in the spectator’s mind, a broader conceptualization of humans in situations of conflict and a deeper understanding of coexistence.

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6. Regina Silveira, FF Alumn, at Museo de Antioquia, Medellin, Colombia, thru May 11

"Sombra Luminosa" curated by José Roca, at the Museo de Antioquia, in Medellin.
From February 21st to May 11, 2008.

"Sombra Luminosa" com curadoria de José Roca, no Museo de Antioquia, Medellin.
21 de fevereiro a 11 de maio, 2008.

Regina Silveira

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7. Anita Ponton, FF Alumn, at Centre Cultural de la Merce, Girona, Spain, Mar. 6-8

Hello everyone

Below are some details of a new show I am taking part in. It is an annual celebration for Women's Day and features some fabulous artists!

Marking International Womens Day 2008, Gresol present SiNERGiA a special performance event featuring 15 international performance artists. Work will be shown over a 3 day period (6-8th March 2008) in the Centre Cultural de la Merce in the town of Girona, Spain

Participating artists include:

Anita Ponton
Denys Blacker
Fiona Wright
Sandra Johnson
Robin Poitras
Nieves Correa
Isabel Leon
Elvira Santamaria
Maria Cosmos
Anet van Elzen
Danielle van Vree
Leanne Lloyd
Gresolart.com

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8. Richard Torchia, Andrea Fraser, David Hammons, Laura Parnes, FF Alumns, at Arcadia Univ., Glendale, PA, opening March 5, 6:30 pm

I hope you can join us for "Air Kissing: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art about the Art World" opening this Wednesday, March 5, at 6:30 PM with a panel discussion in Arcadia's Little Theatre followed by a public reception.

http://gargoyle.arcadia.edu/gallery/07-08/air-kissing.htm

Curated by Sasha Archibald for Momenta Art (Brooklyn), "Air Kissing" addresses some legitimate grievances about the art world in engaging and entertaining ways. The panel discussion prior to the reception promises to be interesting.

I look forward to seeing you there if you're able to attend.

Thank you. RT

Air Kissing: An Exhibition of Contemporary Art about the Art World

March 5 – April 20

Participating artists: Alex Bag, Conrad Bakker, Brainstormers, BANK, Jennifer Dalton, Elmgreen & Dragset with Lizette Kabré, Andrea Fraser & Jeff Preiss, David Hammons, Jason Irwin, Christian Jankowski, Kalup Linzy, Lee Lozano, James Mills, Elena Nemkova, Carl Pope, William Powhida, William Bryan Purcell, Mira Schor, and Amanda Trager.

Curated by Sasha Archibald.

OPENING EVENT

March 5 at 6:30 p.m, Arcadia University Theatre, Spruance Fine Arts Center. Panel discussion with exhibition curator Sasha Archibald and participating artists James Mills, William Powhida, Mira Schor, and Momenta Art co-director and artist Laura Parnes. Opening reception to follow immediately afterward in the gallery.

About the Exhibition

Featuring 35 works in diverse media by 22 regional and international artists, artist teams and collectives, the show explores the double-bind faced by artists navigating their desire to work (and succeed) in a world they hold in low regard.

Using self-deprecation, humor, sharp criticism, and a deliberate mix of high culture with low, the artists in “Air Kissing” give voice to a number of legitimate grievances about the art world. Works in the exhibition by Andrea Fraser & Jeff Preiss, Elena Nemkova, and William Powhida take up artists' relationships with collectors while the London-based collective BANK use their unsolicited “Fax-Bak” service to correct the art-babble clichés, grammatical errors, and exaggerated claims of press-releases issued by commercial galleries. Mira Schor's paintings compulsively document the lack of studio time for making work; Alex Bag's video parodies the plight of young art students; and Kalup Linzy's overblown soap opera spoof uses drag to examine the emotional drama of desiring art world success. Conrad Bakker and William Bryan Purcell speak to the stratification of institutional funding, particularly the fact that struggling non-profit galleries often rely on donations from emerging artists no more flush than the gallery. The work of Carl Pope and Amanda Trager addresses the phenomena of art world fame, while the graphs and charts developed by Jennifer Dalton and the Brainstormers (building on research begun by the Guerilla Girls 20 years ago), respectively create a statistical portrait of New York artists and make explicit the continuing gender inequities manifest by gallery exhibitions. Commercial signage by James Mills bespeaks the frenzied art market, as does Jason Irwin's minimalist cube turned racecar, as well as the behind-the-scenes work of art handlers. David Hammons takes a canonical monograph on Duchamp and rebinds it as the Bible, suggesting (among other things) the art world's predilection for accepted dictums. Lizette Kabré's photographs of the opening celebrations of Elmgreen & Dragset's Prada Marfa project—a Prada boutique in the Texas desert—poignantly capture the partygoers' isolation. Lastly, Christian Jankowski records Italian television-based fortune-tellers responding to questions about his forthcoming project for the Venice Biennale. The resulting work—comprised of the televised dialogues between Jankowski and the card-readers—reveals a seemingly irreconcilable gap between the earnest prophecies offered by professional mystics and the strategies of contemporary artists.

The insularity addressed by these and other works in the show highlight the art world's biggest problem, a handicap that leaves it not only embarrassingly homogeneous, but unaware of its own narrow confines. All irony aside, what's to be done? The painter and conceptual artist Lee Lozano took this question seriously, beginning an art world boycott at the height of her fame in the late 60s that she continued for nearly thirty years. Lozano described the strike as "the hardest work I have ever done." As the works in “Air Kissing” attest, staying in the New York art world isn't easy either.

Sasha Archibald is a Brooklyn-based writer and curator. “Air Kissing” was originally presented in November-December 2007 at Momenta Art (Brooklyn), and has been expanded for its installation at Arcadia. First established in Philadelphia in 1986 by Eric Heist, Donna Czapiga and James Mills, Momenta Art is an artist-run charitable institution that works to promote emerging and under-represented artists. In 1992, under the direction of Heist and Laura Parnes, it relocated to New York City and began presenting exhibitions in a variety of temporary venues in Manhattan. In March of 1995 Momenta Art reopened in a permanent exhibition space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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9. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, at Happy Ending, Manhattan, Mar. 13, 8 pm

I will read Thursday, March 13, 8 PM, Free in the Reading Series Mr. Beller's Neighborhood

at Happy Ending
302 Broome St.
at the intersection of Broome St. & Forsyth St.

212 334-9676

Also reading: Dr. Julia Nevarez, environmental psychologist,
Michele Carlo, writer

Hope you can come!

Best,

Roberta
robertaallen.com

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10. Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga, FF Alumn, at Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA, opening Mar. 7

On Transmitting Ideology
an installation by Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga Vox Populi

319 A. North 11th Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia PA. 19107 March 7 – March 30, 2008 Opening Reception: Friday, March 7th, 6-10pm

As we walk the streets our bodies pierce magnetic fields. On Transmitting Ideology will present an installation of several wooden guns outfitted with radios broadcasting declarations on freedom and transformation in our society. By manipulating historical and contemporary speeches that have targeted mass audiences Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga presents a poignant critique on the construction of consciousness through the rhetoric of ideology and the refrain of leadership. The radio transmissions framed in hand-crafted wooden AK47s and Uzis point to the power that mass media wields in the dissemination of information.

The exhibition will also feature two recent video commissions that question the outcome of popular notions of freedom, liberty and the power of capital. Carreta Nagua, Siglo 21 (2007) is an animation that tells a tale of immigration, aging and cultural and familial loss. Two aging television super heroes, Ultraman and El Chapulin Colorado take the voices of the artist's parents as they look back upon their lives and consider the price of immigration. El Rito Apasionado (2007) takes place in a hotel room where three Guevarrian Neo-Marxist Latino Terror Revolutionaries from Cuba, Nicaragua and Mexico gather to prepare an act against the history of U.S. intervention.

Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga was born of immigrant parents and grew up between Nicaragua and San Francisco and holds degrees from UC Berkeley and Carnegie Mellon University. His work has been presented around the world most recently at the House of World Culture, Berlin; Laboratorio Art-Alameda, Mexico City; the National Center for Contemporary Art, St.

Petersburg, Russia; the New Museum and Momenta Art in New York City.

On Transmitting Ideology will be open to the public Wednesday through Sunday noon – 6pm. For more information please contact Vox Populi: 215

238 1236; http://www.voxpopuligallery.org/

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11. Eugene Rodriguez, FF Alumn, at Pawtucket Armory, Rhode Island, and more

Pawtucket Armory/Arts Exchange
172 Exchange St.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

For more information
www.reconnectus.org

And

"Experiencing the War in Iraq"
March 6-30, 2008 @Machines with Magnets
400 Main St.

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12. Lynn Cazabon, FF Alumn, at Montpelier Arts Center, Laurel, MD, Mar. 7-April 25

LYNN CAZABON

DILUVIAN

March 7 - April 25

opening reception: Sunday, March 9, 2-4pm

Montpelier Arts Center

Library Gallery
9652 Muirkirk Road
Laurel, MD 20708
301-953-1993

open every day, 10am-5pm
www.pgparks.com

directions from Baltimore: MD-295 S (towards D.C.) take exit for MD-197 (Laurel/Bowie) turn right onto MD-197 Laurel Bowie Road turn left on Muirkirk Rd, center is on right

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13. Licio Isolani, FF Alumn, at Pratt, Brooklyn, April 1-2

INVITED SPEAKERS

Bernhard Blumich
RWTH University of Aachen, Germany
Mauro Bacci

Institute of Applied Physics, Nello Carrara
Florence, Italy
Frima Fox Hofrichter
Chair History of Art and Design, Pratt

Diana Gisolfi
Director of Pratt in Venice,
History of Art and Design, Pratt

Licio Isolani
Fine Arts, Pratt

Deborah Schorsch
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Lisa Bruno
The Brooklyn Museum of Art

Silvia Centeno
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Julie Arsoroglu
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mary Oey
The Morgan Library

Science & Artists’ Materials, Techniques and Conservation
2nd Science & Art and Symposium at Pratt Institute

April 1st and 2nd , 10 am, ARC E2
Bronze casting workshop

Organized by the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of Math & Science

For more information and RSVP

Contact Prof. Eleonora Del Federico
edelfede@pratt.edu
718-636-3764

Thanks to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Brystol Myers Squibb Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation

April 2nd 10:00 am, Room ARC E2

“Science and Artists’ Materials, Techniques and Conservation”

10:00 am

Introduction: Prof. Eleonora Del Federico

10: 10 am.

"What Lies Beneath: Technical Studies of Some 17th-Century Dutch and Flemish Paintings“ Prof. Frima Fox Hofrichter, Chair, History of Art and Design. 10: 35 am.

"Conservation and Recreation: Veronese's Cana from Palladio's Refectory at San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice" Prof. Diana Gisolfi, History of Art and Design and Director of Pratt In Venice.

11 am- 11:15 am Coffee break

11:15 am

"Conserving Egyptian Funerary Materials, How Science Informs Conservation“ Lisa Bruno, Conservation Department, The Brooklyn Museum of Art 11:45 am

“Seeing Meaning in Manufacture--Bronze Statuary from Ancient Egypt" Deborah Schorsch, Department of Objects Conservation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art 12:10 am -2:30 pm-

Lunch break

12:10 pm- 4 pm

Bronze Casting Demonstration, The Metal Shop (Chemistry Building, 3rd Floor

Prof. Licio Isolani, Sculpture, Pratt Institute

2:30 pm.

“Consolidatrion methods for Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts” Mary Oey, Paper Conservation, the Morgan Library

2:55 pm

"What does antibody technology tell us about artists' materials?”Dr. Julie Arasoglu, Department of Scientific Research, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

3:20 – 3:35 pm Coffee Break

3:35 pm ”Non invasive characterization of deterioration processes in daguerreotypes” Dr. Silvia Centeno, Department of Scientific Research, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

4.05 pm

“Lapis lazuli: an old, but not yet fully understood pigment" Dr. Mauro Bacci, head of research, Istituto di Fisica Applicata "Nello Carrara" - IFAC-CNR

Thanks to the Alfred P. Sloan foundation, tthe Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation

April 2nd, 10: 00 am Room: ARC E2

“Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Art and Mummies”

10 am. “Nuclear Magnetic Resonance NMR, Art and Mummies”, Prof. Bernhard Blϋmich, RTWH Aachen University

Prof. Bernhard Blϋmich Macromolecular
Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University,
Germany, and developer of the NMR MOUSE.

Prof. Blϋmich will also conduct an NMR

MOUSE tutorial at 12pm in ARC D4

11:00 am. “Collaborative research projects between Pratt, NYU and The Metropolitan Museum of Art”

Prof. Eleonora Del Federico, Pratt Institute, Prof. Alexej Jerschow, New York University and Dr. Silvia Centeno, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and

11:10 am “NMR of Ultramarine Blue and Lapis Lazuli”

Jacob Newman, Chemistry Department, New York University

11:30 am. “Stains on works on paper. Latest results on the NMR studies”

Victoria Russell, Chemistry Department, New York University

11:45 am- Coffee break

12 pm. “How does the NMR MOUSE work?”

NMR MOUSE tutorial

Prof. Berhard Blumich. Chemistry and Art Lab, ARC Building D4

For information and Registration please contact Eleonora Del Federico: edelfede@pratt.edu or the

Department of Mathematics and Science at 718-636-3764

Metal Shop Chemistry Builiding 3rd Floor

Directions to campus: http://www.pratt.edu/campus/brooklyn_campus#

ARC-D4 (Lower Level) Chemistry and Art Lab ARC ARC E-2 (Lower Level)

Digital Arts Department, Main Entrance Subway station

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14. Deborah Garwood, Robin Tewes, FF Alumns, at Philoctetes, Manhattan, thru Apr. 16

THE PHILOCTETES CENTER
FOR THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDY OF IMAGINATION
AT THE NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC INSTITUTE
247 EAST 82ND STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10028
Susanna Coffey, Self Portrait (kiss), 2001
Jenny Dubnau, Self-Portrait with Angry Face, 2005
Phyllis Herfield, Self-Portrait, 2008
Robin Tewes, I Want to be a Housewife, 2002
Deborah Garwood, Who are I (Qui sont-je?) No. 7, 1997,2008

Self Reflection: The True Mirror

WORKS BY

Susanna Coffey, Jenny Dubnau, Deborah Garwood, Phyllis Herfield, Haresh Lalvani, Robin Tewes, and John Walter

March 1 – April 16, 2008

ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: Saturday, March 15, 5:30–7:00pm

Visual artists have always received inspiration from the objective world, filtering their vision through cortical processes in both hemispheres of the brain. This shuttling between imaginative and mimetic processes constitutes an ongoing dialogue between the inner and outer worlds of the artist. While representational art and portraiture often impart the attitude of the artist towards his subject—one has only to look at Velazquez’s Las Meninas to see how the point of view of the artist surges to the fore—the tradition of self-portraiture offers the most vivid glimpse into how an artist perceives the self. This act of self-reflection depicts the intermingling of sight and insight, subject and object. What does the gaze into the mirror reveal about the artist? For those of us who don’t record our impressions with brush and paint, what does our relationship to the mirror reveal, how does it impact our imaginative process, and how does it influence our self-conception? The exhibition Self Reflection: The True Mirror illuminates the genesis of artistic identity, and coincides with the roundtable The Mirror and the Lamp (part of the Brainwave Festival held in conjunction with the Rubin Museum, Exit Art, The Graduate Center at CUNY, and the School of Visual Arts), which sets out to explore the neurobiology of imagination. John Walter’s true mirror and Haresh Lalvani’s multi-faceted Infinity Cubed introduce immediate, interactive examples of how we see our own reflection. The artists Susanna Coffey, Jenny Dubnau, Deborah Garwood, and Phyllis Herfield use portraiture to investigate psychic selfhood, while Robin Tewes depicts the emotional resonance of mirrors as objects. Self Reflection: The True Mirror may be viewed Monday through Friday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, and by appointment. Please call 646.422.0544 or email info@philoctetes.org

to make arrangements.

Exhibition curated by Hallie Cohen, Chair, Art Department, Marymount Manhattan College.

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15. Liliana Porter, FF Alumn, at Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, thru April 19

Barbara Krakow Gallery announces our new exhibition: LILIANA PORTER, through April 19, 2008

Greetings:Barbara Krakow Gallery is pleased to announce our new exhibition:

LILIANA PORTER
thru 19 April, 2008

Liliana Porter's work has strongly approached the literal space, impelled, maybe, by the characteristic bareness and austerity of an aesthetic shaped over many years. Her works approach the literal, the obsessively literal, cautiously leaving behind the literary. In other words, Porter does not call things by their names: she creates a space in which things are their own name. Everything is either object or word, and based on this premise, she articulates a rhetoric and a poetic where language is no more than a constant impossibility and a closeness to something mysterious and impenetrable.

In works from the late 70s Porter explored the idea of writing with objects and/ or drawings of objects, graciously separated by punctuation signs as if the image were a list, pure text presented to be visually devoured. In more recent works, beyond the travesty of a syntax, Porter insists on presenting animated objects, condensing the focus in the specifics of the thing she literalizes, demanding 'from here', from this side of fiction, to continue the game of representation. In this way, each one does what they need to do, or, what they did before being forever fixed on an image: designers design and sweepers sweep, accusers accuse, and a melancholic gazes dismally at a spot on the wall.

Each thing is also a way of naming that thing. By being presented and re-presented in a scene, the figures acquire the density of a metaphor and, in this way, also become figures of the language. These things represent thought strategies, artilleries of the imagination that bring them to a rhetoric ˆ and its metonymic games that exchange parts for the whole in all parts- than to the prolonged breath of a syntax.

In this way Porter raises a rhetorical thought from the literal, a writing style many times understood as literary. And, although, without a doubt, authors such as Borges and Carroll have informed their artistic practices, Porter's works resist being a mere illustration of literary strategies used to prop up fiction. Porter does, however, play with writings, with objects summoned in a space to the point of turning them into ideograms, with sign-scrawls traced on the wall by an idle person.

It is a writing that is a travesty and is merciless with its own scribe, who seems to be its clearer sign. It is not reversible, but it is logical: cause and consequence, before and after are open elements now in the scene. And by opening up, they disarrange, they align or change places, discarding the tyrannical relationship that preceded them. Nonetheless, they resist chaos. Instead, they celebrate the mystery.

José Luis Blondet

LILIANA PORTER was born in Buenos Aires in 1941.

In 1954 she began her studies at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Manuel Belgrano. (National School of Fine Arts Manuel Belgrano) From 1958 to 1961 she lived with her family in Mexico City, Mexico. At the Universidad Iberoamericana of that city she studied with German artist Mathias Georitz and specialized in engraving techniques with Colombian artist Guillermo Silva Santamaría. Upon her return to Buenos Aires, she continued her training with Fernando López Anaya and Ana María Moncalvo. In 1964 she moved to New York. She worked at the Pratt Graphic Art Center and created the New York Graphic Workshop together with two artists: the Uruguayan Luis Camnitzer and the Venezuelan José Guillermo Castillo. In 1977 she co-founded the Studio Camnitzer-Porter, in Lucca, Italy, where she was also an engraving instructor. In 1980 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship. Since then, she has been granted seven research Fellowships in photography, video and multimedia at the City University of New York (PSC-CUNY). In 1991, the Bronx Museum in New York, presented a retrospective exhibition of her work and achievements.

Beyond coming to see the show in person, all the works in the exhibition are viewable on our website: http://www.barbarakrakowgallery.com/exhibition/current.php

Please feel free to visit, email or call for further information!

Andrew Witkin, Director
Barbara Krakow Gallery
10 Newbury Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116

P - 617 262 4490
F - 617 262 8971
E - awitkin@barbarakrakowgallery.com
W - www.barbarakrakowgallery.com

Open Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 5:30

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16. Cheri Gaulke, Jerri Allyn, FF Alumns, at The Bronx Museum, thru August 4

I am excited to announce my participation in this exhibition in New York. The work I am showing includes documentation from two collaborative groups I co-founded, Feminist Art Workers (1976-81) and Sisters Of Survival (1981-85). With the WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution exhibition now in New York (at PS1), it is important to remember that collaboration was also a significant aspect of the feminist art movement. It was in southern California where this work was especially innovated. I am proud to be a part of that history and am delighted that it is beginning to be recognized in this exhibition. For the exhibition, I edited two videos that document FAW and SOS. It was exciting to get together with my collaborators from times past and dig through our archives, select and scan photos, write narration about the work, and even re-stage some performance imagery. Working together was like old times but better. We've all mellowed and, with age and experience, know each other and ourselves so well that we could fall into a productive groove. It was lots of work but I'm really proud of the results. We may even post the two videos on youtube sometime soon. I'd like to especially acknowledge Laurel Klick (my partner in editing the FAW video) and Jerri Allyn, Anne Gauldin and Sue Maberry (my partners in producing the SOS video).

Making It Together:

Women's Collaborative Art + Community

Making It Together explores an important chapter in recent history when women artists, inspired by the 1970s Feminist Movement, worked collectively in new ways to engage communities and address social issues.

Guest curator: Carey Lovelace

at The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10456

through August 4, 2008

Go to the museum website and see a picture of me in my red nun’s habit as anti-nuclear performance art group, Sisters Of Survival, perform our Public Action in Covent Garden, London, in 1983.

http://www.bronxmuseum.org/exhibitions/upcoming.html

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17. Tribute to Arlene Raven, and Mona Hatoum, FF Alumns, at NJ City University, Jersey City, NJ, opening March 5

Please come and join us for the March 5 opening for two women artists exhibitions at NJCU Galleries.

Please note that two exhibitions will open on March 5, 2008 (We will start the reception at the Visual Arts Gallery 5- 6:30 and make a tour to Hepburn Hall to view the Sustaining Vision exhibition around 6:30 - 8).

March – April 2008 program at NJCU Galleries:
The Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery (Hepburn Hall 323):

For images, see http://www.njcu.edu/dept/art/galleries/upcoming_exhibitions_1.asp

Sustaining Vision: A Tribute to Arlene Raven

March 5 – April 16, 2008

Artist reception: March 5, 5 – 8 p.m. (please note the exhibition in the other gallery opens simultaneously.) Artists Panel: March 18, 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Gothic Lounge (Hepburn Hall 202) followed by a reception at the gallery

In tribute to the late art critic Arlene Raven (1944-2006), eight artists—Elaine Angelopoulos, Donna Maria de Creeft, Janet Goldner, Amanda Guest, Judy Hoffman, Kerry Kehoe, Julie McConnell, and Joanne Ungar—have collaborated to create a multimedia art exhibition to celebrate her life and legacy. Over a decade ago, these artists met more in Raven's writing workshops, called "Writing for Artists," to develop writing skills to express their artistic concepts and processes. "Sustaining Vision" refers to Raven's emphasis on promoting one's creativity and nurturing it—respecting it as it might evolve, develop, or change. The artists came to trust themselves as they learned to trust each other using this approach. The work shown here encompasses many media, but all share some interesting convergences, making for a cohesive whole.

Curatorial consultant: Anne Swartz

The Visual Arts Gallery (100 Culver Avenue): For images, see http://www.njcu.edu/dept/art/galleries/upcoming_exhibitions_2.asp

Mother Cuts: Experiments in Film and Video
March 5 - Apr 11, 2008

Opening reception, March 5, 5 -8 p.m.

Introduction of the exhibition by guest curator Siona Wilson & artist talk by Sarah Pucill at 5:30 p.m.

This exhibition will present four different approaches to the idea of maternal distance through exciting and moving works in film and video. Each artist explores very different kinds of social, geographic, political, and economic determinations for the situation of separation, or 'mother cut,' that they present. Mona Hatoum and Mieke Bal ask us to consider questions of economic and political migration and the emotional pangs of longing that result, from both sides of the generational divide. While Sarah Pucill and Mary Kelly touch lightly upon the pleasures of maternal embodiment as a model for a different kind of imagined spectatorship. But all examples present carefully staged experiments in the physical and ethical relationship between camera and subject. The effects of the different kinds of media – 8mm, video, 16mm film, and videoed photography –are foregrounded in all of the works, as is the presence or absence of imagined and actual spectators.

Guest curator: Siona Wilson

Both exhibitions proudly participate in the national initiative, The Feminist Art Project (http://feministartproject.rutgers.edu/) and the Women's History Month Program of NJCU.

Gallery hours for both: Monday- Friday, 11a.m. - 5 p.m. and by appointment

For directions by public transportations and car, visit http://www.njcu.edu/dept/art/galleries/upcoming_exhibitions_1.asp

New Jersey City University Galleries
100 Culver Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305
T: 201-200-3246
gallery@njcu.edu
http://www.njcu.edu/dept/art/galleries

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18. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at Tama, Manhattan, March 6, 7 pm

Please join us

March 6, at 7 PM

for a Conversation with Ruth Hardinger and Stephen Westfall and a Musical Conversation with Jon Gibson
during Hardinger's exhibition

Envoys

Sculpture and Water Color on Paper
At Tama
5 Harrison Street
New York City
(between Hudson and Greenwich St.)
212-566-7030

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19. Lady Pink, FF Alumn, at Ad Hoc Art, Brooklyn, opening March 21, 7-10pm

“Pink / Aiko: Brick Ladies of NYC” opens at Ad Hoc Art on March 21st from 7-10 pm and continues thru April 20. for details please visit adhocart.org

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20. Tiffany Ludwig, FF Alumn, at Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY, opening March 7

Bronx River Art Center presents

Trappings: Stories of Women, Power & Clothing
By Two Girls Working: Tiffany Ludwig and Renee Piechocki
Opening reception March 7, 6-9 pm
Continues thru April 12, 2008

For full information please visit twogirlsworking.com and/or bronxriverart.org


Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller


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