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Contents for September 29, 2008

1. G.H. Hovagimyan, FF Alumn, at Park Avenue Armory, Sept. 25, and more
2. Maria Yoon , FF Alumn, now online at mariathekoreanbride.com/mkb_special3.htm
3. Valerie Tevere and Angel Nevarez, FF Alumns, at Park Avenue Armory, Sept. 26
4. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, at Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary, thru Dec. 7
5. Lisa Kahane, CRASH, DAZE, Jane Dickson, Stefan Eins, John Fekner, Joe Lewis, SHARP, FF Alumnx, at The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY, Oct. 1
6. Gearoid Dolan, FF Alumn, in Dumbo, Brooklyn, Sept. 27
7. Peter Grzybowsky, FF Alumn, in Marseille, France, Sept. 24-26
8. Cheri Gaulke, FF Alumn, at the ONE Archives, Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 21
9. Peter Baren, FF Alumn, ARK series, Sept-Nov. 2008 calendar
10. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, in Brooklyn, Oct. 2, 7:30 pm
11. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, at Dean Project, L.I.C., NY, Sept. 12-21
12. Dynasty Handbag, FF Alumn, at New Museum, Manhattan, Oct. 3, 7:30 pm
13. Nao Bustamante, Dynasty Handbag, FF Alumns, at The Stone, Manhattan, Oct. 15
14. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, at Claremont Museum of Art, Claremont, CA, thru Dec. 28
15. Marlena Kudlicka, FF Alumn
16. Dotty Attie, Carey Lovelace, Corinne Robins, Carolee Schneemann & Joan Snitzer, at AIR Gallery Fall 2008
17. Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, new book release
18. Beth Lapides, FF Alumn,
19. Ebon Fisher, FF Alumn, at ArtSPACE, New Haven, CT, Sept. 25
20. Anna Ogier-Bloomer, FF Alumn, at chashama, thru Sept. 23
21. Yoko Ono, FF Alumn, to receive Americans for the Arts award, Oct. 6
22. Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere, FF Alumns, in Brooklyn and Queens, Sept. 13-14
23. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Civic Center Park, Berkeley, CA, Sept. 28, and more
24. Sabrina Jones, FF Alumn, at Puffin Foundation, Teaneck, NJ, thru Oct. 31
25. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Sept. 27
26. Mark Tribe, FF Alumn, at Park Avenue Armory, Manhattan, thru Sept. 27
27. Mary Lum, Buzz Spector, Scott McCarney, Doug Beube, FF Alumns, in Jersey City, NJ, opening Oct. 2
28. Irina Danilova, FF Alumn, at Anthology Film Archives, Oct. 1
29. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, at Pace University, opening Oct. 7
30. Linda Montano, Paul McMahon, FF Alumns, at The Muddy Cup, Kingston, NY, October 12
31. Ken Butler, Terry Dame, FF Alumns, at Zebulon, Brooklyn, Oct. 5, and more
32. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, at Green-Wood Cemetery, Oct. 4, and more
33. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Sept. 30
34. Lorraine O’Grady, FF Alumn, in the New York Times, Sept. 26, and more
35. Naeem Mohaimen, FF Alumn, now online at mobileton.wordpress.com
36. Kathy Westwater, FF Alumn, at the 92nd St. Y, Manhattan, Oct. 12
37. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, receives Art Matters Spring 2008 grant
38. Elly Clarke, FF Alumn, at Shoreditch Town Hall, London, UK, Oct. 2-3
39. Clemente Padin, FF Alumn, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sept. 2008, and more
40. Billy X. Curmano, new website at www.billyx.net and more
41. Ligorano Reese, FF Alumns, in Washington, DC, thru Oct. 26, and more
42. Stefanie Trojan, FF Alumn, at Galerie Royal, Munich, Germany, Oct. 2-5
43. Robert Flynt, FF Alumn, fall news 2008
44. Robbin Ami Silverberg, FF Alumn, at Axis Gallery, Brooklyn, Sept. 26
45. Susana Cook, FF Alumn, at Old Patterson Theater, Baltimore, MD, Oct. 3-4
46. China Blue, FF Alumn, at AC, Manhattan, thru Oct. 18
47. Greely Myatt, FF Alumn, at NP40, The Netherlands, thru Oct. 25
48. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, at Berlitz, Manhattan, Oct. 1
49. Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa, FF Alumn, at San Francisco LGB Community Center, CA, October 4
50. Andre Stitt, FF Alumn, at Spacex, UK, Oct. 4-Nov. 29
51. Lisa Kron, Edward Albee, FF Alumns, in the New York Times, Sept. 22
52. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, at apexart, Manhattan, October 2

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1. G.H. Hovagimyan, FF Alumn, at Park Avenue Armory, Sept. 25, and more

Lee Wells and I signed up for an open rant tonight (thursday Sep.25th) at the Democracy in America Show at the Park Ave Armory. (66 & 67th st Park ave.) We're going to shoot video of our rants and upload it on youTube later tonight or tomorrow but if you want to see the real thing come by this evening.

Here's the blurb/schedule

Open Rant Night is from 7-9, with Nato Thompson, Curator of Democracy in America: The National Campaign, as the MC for the night! As the nature of open mic nights, some speakers go beyond 5 min time slots, some end early, and some don’t show up at all. With that in mind, I would suggest (if possible), everyone being there at the beginning of the event to make sure we do not skip over a name. I will have a list at the front desk (merchandise area) where you can sign in, check off your name, and we will get the event rolling.

Here’s what we have so far:

7:00 Su Polo
7:05 Aabby Darer
7:10 Amy Rosi & Peter Rosentha
7:15 Barnaby Ruhe
7:20 Lee Wells
7:25 G.H. Hovagimyan
7:30 Kahlil Mustafa
7:35 Zev Torres
7:40 Vanessa Boyd
7:45 Kristin Ellington
7:50
7:55
8:00 Hannes Priesch
8:05 Irina Danilova
8:10
8:15
8:20
8:25
8:30 Clara Ibarra
8:35 Jackson Yung

Artists of the exhibition will fill some of these slots, but if you know of anyone who would be interested, please bring them along! Also, if anyone hasn’t seen Democracy in America: The National Campaign, I would also like to invite you to take some time, walk around, and explore the amazing exhibition before the event.

and

apologies -- the correct URL for artists meeting conflux videos playlist is--
http://www.youtube.com/profile_play_list?user=ghovagimyan

Sept. 11-14th, Artists Meeting members did a series of performance/ interventions in the (POPS) plazas of Lower Manhattan. They were very successful. The initial idea was to work in the plazas as a way to take back the public spaces and engage the public. This has extra meaning after 9/11 and especially downtown which has been a sort of barricaded fortress. The (POPS) plazas in themselves are very unusual privately owned public spaces. Many of them have become privatized with places such as Starbucks claiming that the seating areas are for customers only. Most of the corporate buildings have security guards that have been instructed to stop people from photographing the buildings. This is presumably to stop terrorists from plotting to blow them up. Lee Wells Smiley Face Warning poster made for the Conflux Festival was especially spot on in it's articulation of the 9/11 paranoia. At 55 Water Street, I was told I couldn't photograph the building because it was a Federal law by a steroid pumped up security guard. One landing down below this elevated plaza a group of kids were nonchalantly smoking marijuana. The absurdity of the homeland security protection racket and pumped up Wall Street Neo Fascism was brought home by the huge American Flag that hangs over the complete facade of the stock exchange building. On a smaller level I was amazed when Leesa & Nicole Abahuni took out their audio synthesizers and magnetically attached them to the exterior metal conversation chairs at 200 Water Street. Their home made devices looked like a made for TV movie of a terrorist device. I guess that the exterior of the NYU dormitory at 200 Water street is not a high value target in the minds of the neo-fascists. It's like the choice between protecting the Oil Ministry or the Art Museum. The most mellow intervention was at 60 Wall Street, Deutschbank building interior plaza where the security guards were dress in military style midnight blue fatigues. They asked us what we were doing and told us we couldn't video the building. Raphael Shirley then set up one of her Melted City installation works and proceeded to do a sound art feed back piece with a small amplifier. I think that the guards were entertained but I don't know about the homeless people or the group of hi-tech computer geeks having a wifi business conference. We did successfully photograph and video tape all of our locations but it's also true that they can all be seen on Google Earth. The range of reactions from the security guards and police ranged from benign to hostile. The more informed realized that we did not need a permit to do a temporary art work. The most aggressive were the corporate security guards who insisted we had no right to be there and that we were on private property. The sweetest art work was the pillows the group made and placed in all the plazas. They were very funny and did indeed make the plazas more homey and comfortable. We're waiting for the final video and photo documentation.

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2. Maria Yoon , FF Alumn, now online at mariathekoreanbride.com/mkb_special3.htm

Dear Maria the Korean Bride Fans!
I felt so honored and moved by all of your presence in person as well as in spirit!
Thank you for your continuous love and believing in this project. Sharing photos from the Opening Night, Sept 18th, 2008. Please view: http://www.mariathekoreanbride.com/mkb_special3.htm
Hug and kisses,
Maria

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3. Valerie Tevere and Angel Nevarez, FF Alumns, at Park Avenue Armory, Sept. 26

FYI...Come see three great bands perform tonight in the Drill Hall of the Park Avenue Armory!!

DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA: THE NATIONAL CAMPAIGN

Friday, September 26: Cultural Production + Neoliberal Capital
7:30 pm to 10 pm: Live music series organized by Angel Nevarez + Valerie Tevere

Featuring bands So So Glos, Nutria, and Taigaa!

http://www.creativetime.org/programs/archive/2008/democracy/convergence_events.php
http://www.creativetime.org/programs/archive/2008/democracy/vtan.php

Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065

http://www.anotherprotestsong.org
http://www.neurotransmitter.fm/

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4. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, at Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary, thru Dec. 7

Agnes Denes

Art for the Third Millennium - Creating a New World View

A Retrospective
September 26 - December 7, 2008
Ludwig Museum -
Museum of Contemporary Art
PALACE OF ARTS
H-1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell u. 1.
info@lumu.hu
http://www.lumu.hu

With its next exhibition, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art presents another oeuvre of international significance. Unmatched in its comprehensiveness by any previous European displays of the lifework, Agnes Denes's retrospective, The Art of the Third Millennium – Creating a New World View presents the highlights of an artist's oeuvre who was among the firsts to include the ecological perspective in the circle of interpretation available for contemporary art, who created the notion of eco-logic, and who established, through public actions and environmentally conscious interventions, the form of environmental art, art realized in a natural environment, in the land.

An American artist of international renown who was born in Hungary, Agnes Denes has created an oeuvre whose hallmark is the synthesis of the knowledge that is accumulated in the diverse fields of science and the free and critical spirit that distinguishes art. One of the first initiators of conceptual art, she studied natural and social sciences, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, the history of art, poetry and music, and she distilled this knowledge in unique works of art. Agnes Denes was among the first contemporary artists to examine the relationship of art and science, and her activity as a theoretician, academic and educator compares in importance with her art. It has been, ever since the 1960s, her artistic conviction that science, the treasury of centuries of universal human knowledge and experience, is, from the end of the 20th century on, mutually dependent upon art, the creation of visionary individuals, and that it is only through their cooperation and sharing of ideas that those new, globally relevant suggestions for change may emerge which can avert the ecological catastrophe that threatens mankind and can guarantee the conditions for global survival.

Agnes Denes's works deal with ecological, cultural and social subjects, often on a monumental scale. Perhaps her best-known work is Wheatfield – A Confrontation: in 1982, she sowed a two-acre area with wheat, on a landfill in downtown Manhattan, a few blocks from Wall Street and the World Trade Center, and tended to it for months, before harvesting hundreds of kilograms of grain. With this, she emphasized global human values, and called the attention to mistaken social and economic priorities. She finished Tree Mountain – A Living Time Capsule in 1996: involving massive landscaping, this reclamation project allowed 11.000 thousand people to plant as many pine trees in a former gravel pit in Finland, granting the former inheritable custodianship of the latter, and thus ensuring that the work serve, for at least four centuries, as a valuable heritage for future generations.

Working in diverse forms and employing the most varied media, Agnes Denes is spirited and inventive in her use and reinterpretation of the theoretical findings of various natural and social sciences, philosophy, linguistics, psychology, history and sociology, and displays an exceptional aesthetic sensibility when transforming these into unique works of art. Her large-scale "public art" projects that she realized in urban and natural environments are lasting monuments to the necessity of environmentally conscious thinking and responsibility. Ethereal drawings and graphics that rely on mathematical rules and the relentless rigour of logic serve as warnings and reminders of social, economic, demographic and cultural crises that result from global environmental changes. The photo documentation of her grand visions, public space projects and installations are matched in their intellectual and artistic intensity by those project plans, sketches and models that allow a view into ide as she has not yet realized.

This retrospective display in the Budapest Ludwig Museum – the first European stage of the travelling display that began its North-American leg in the Samek Gallery, Bucknell University, Pennsylvania – offers a splendid overview of this outstandingly important oeuvre.

Curator of the exhibition: Róna Kopeczky

Related events:
September 27, 2008, 4 p.m.
Agnes Denes gives a guided tour on the first floor of Ludwig Museum
September 29, 2008, 5 p.m.
Agnes Denes's lecture at the Corvinus University, Budapest
Auditorium (1093 Budapest, 8 Fővám tér)

Press contact: Patricia Piringer
e-mail:patricia.piringer@lumu.hu

Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art
PALACE OF ARTS
H-1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell u. 1.
Phone (36 1) 555 3444
Fax: (36 1) 555 3458
info@lumu.hu
http://www.lumu.hu

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5. Lisa Kahane, CRASH, DAZE, Jane Dickson, Stefan Eins, John Fekner, Joe Lewis, SHARP, FF Alumnx, at The Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY, Oct. 1

Lisa Kahane, book party at the Bronx Museum, October 1
http://www.powerhousebooks.com/book/389
powerHouse Books and the Bronx Museum of Art are pleased to announce the launch of
Do No Give Way To Evil: Photographs of the South Bronx, 1979–1987
by Lisa Kahane

Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 5:30–7:30pm
The Bronx Museum of Art
1040 Grand Concourse at 165th Street
D or B to the 167 St./Grand Concourse station

Music by the Legendary DJ Disco Wiz

“The Bronx had almost stopped burning by 1979. The intensity and extent of the devastation permeated the landscape. It was an awesome mess, not just another neighborhood, but another realm, visible yet incomprehensible….The ruins of the immediate past overwhelmed any idea of a future.” -LK

With an essay by Peter Frank and text by the photographer, John Ahearn, CRASH, DAZE, Jane Dickson, Stefan Eins, John Fekner, Joe Lewis, SHARP, Rigoberto Torres.

A Miss Rosen Edition
NEW YORK CITY/PHOTOGRAPHY
HC, 11 x 8.25 inches, 136 pages, 56 four-color images and 59 duotone photographs
ISBN: 978-1-57687-432-5 $35.00
For more information, please contact Sara Rosen, Publicity Director
powerHouse Books, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: 212-604-9074 x105, Fax: 212-366-5247, email:
sara@powerHouseBooks.com

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6. Gearoid Dolan, FF Alumn, in Dumbo, Brooklyn, Sept. 27

DUMBO Art Under the Bridge Festival, 2008

screaMachine presents in association with DUMBO Arts Center

TORTURE
a performance & installation
Saturday, September 27th 2008
8pm - 10pm
underneath the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn/DUMBO on the corner of
Front and Pearl St.s Nearest subway stop is York St on the F Train
Against the backdrop of an animated skull-spangled [studded] American flag, and with animated projections underfoot, a performer, covered with images of tortured U.S. war detainees, endures while onlookers strip away the images with forceps. Torture ends when the last image is removed.

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7. Peter Grzybowsky, FF Alumn, in Marseille, France, Sept. 24-26

Peter Grzybowski
Performances in France
September 24, 25 & 26, 2008
Preavis de Disordre Urbain 2008 Festival
Marseille

more info:
+33 6 61 34 93 62
http://ornicart.over-blog.com/
http://grzybowski.org

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8. Cheri Gaulke, FF Alumn, at the ONE Archives, Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 21

Friends,
I wanted to let you know about a talk I am doing at ONE, the national gay and lesbian archives in Los Angeles, as part of the ONE Culture Series. The talk is called The Woman’s Building: An Organization of Our Own. Writer Terry Wolverton and I will be sharing how this historic feminist organization influenced our work and how its impact lives on.

From 1975-1991, I was involved with the Woman’s Building in various roles including student, artist-in-residence, building manager, and board member. It had a profound impact on my life and art. When the Building closed in 1991, its archives went to different places and can be found now at the Getty Research Institute, the Archives of American Art in the Smithsonian, Otis College of Art and Design, and the ONE archives. Though not a lesbian organization per se, the Woman’s Building was a place where feminist, lesbian, and women’s art in general could be explored and made public.

If you are so inclined, join us for a talk and discussion of these exciting and fertile years.

Sunday, September 21, 2 pm FREE
ONE
909 W. Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles , CA 90007

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9. Peter Baren, FF Alumn, ARK series, Sept-Nov. 2008 calendar

Préavis de Désordre Urbain. Marseille, France. September 20-27, 2008.
www.ornicart.over-blog.com

Visibility Project 4. Galata Perform, Istanbul, Turkey. October 2008.
www.galataperform.com

ASIATOPIA. 10th International Performance Art festival. Bangkok Metropolitan Art & Cultural Center, Thailand. November 2008-
www.asiatopia.org

PETER BAREN, ARK Series, 2004-PRESENT

ARK ( ) is an ongoing performance piece that has continued to evolve and change shape over time. Having started life in New York City during Currencyv2004, festival of contemporary performance, it has subsequently been performed in cities such as Biel (CH), Cardiff (UK), Ustka, Torun, Cracow (PL), La Bisbal d'Emporda, Barcelona (ES), Vancouver (CAN), Tel Aviv (IL), Glasgow (UK), Burgh-Haamstede (NL) and Tallinn (EST).

From 2008 onward ARK ( ) will be performed, among other, in Assemini (IT), Marseille (F), Istanbul (TUR), Bangkok (THAI), Warsaw and Piotrkov Trybunalski (POL).

A multi-sensory work, the Ark performances include fog, saran-wrapped performers, circling satellites, orphaned whisperings, molasses, written and spoken texts, boomerangs and more.

Baren's practice uses the public assumptions of performance- the promise of drama, duration and theatricality- to evoke a disquieting sense of prim-ordial mystery, public yearning, fear and cultural reformation. Blending props common to show-business (fogmachines, aural moodscapes and nearly nude performers) with cross-cultural signifiers (Aboriginal boomerangs, Palestinian scarves, Japanese toys), Baren's work creates a site of what photographer and art critic Kristoff Steinruck dubbed "radical mystical fundamentalism." (Performance during LIVE. Biennial of Performance Art. Vancouver 2005)

Operatic in nature, ARK ( ) finds a meeting ground between sensual bewilderment and political commentary which points out the constructed nature of our ideas of cultural memory and our sometimes superficial notions of identity.

Lance Blomgren

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10. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, in Brooklyn, Oct. 2, 7:30 pm

MAMA DONNA HENES, URBAN SHAMAN:
WEEKLY LISTINGS FOR October 2, 2008
HEALING CIRCLE
WITH DONNA HENES, URBAN SHAMAN
Healing ourselves, each other, and our mutual Mother Earth.
FREE (Love offerings gratefully accepted)
OCTOBER 2
Thursday, 7:30pm
Mama Donna’s Tea Garden
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Info: 718-857-1343 or www.donnahenes.net

Donna Henes is an internationally renowned urban shaman, 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 380403
Exotic Brooklyn, New York, NY 11238-0403
Phone: 718/857-1343
Email: CityShaman@aol.com
www.DonnaHenes.net
www.MamaDonnasSpiritShop.com/
www.TheQueenofMySelf.com

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11. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, at Dean Project, L.I.C., NY, Sept. 12-21

September 12th – 21st:

DEAN PROJECT presents the last installment of the 5-part performance based exhibition series “Cringe” curated by Cecilia Jurado.

“In His Shoes: The More i Honor You the More You Bless me” by Nicolás Dumit Estévez.

As part of this exhibition DEAN PROJECT has published a Novena which details Nicolás Dumit Estévez’s five-day journey of a stay at an undisclosed cloistered monastery where the artist recounts his experiences as he embodied the “Holy Infant” during the Prague Quadrennial in 2007.

This limited edition publication is available for $7.00 + S&H.

DEAN PROJECT
45-43 21st Street
Long Island City , NY 11101
Gallery 718.706.1462
Gallery hours:
Thursday - Sunday from noon - 7pm
& Monday by appointment
We are located at the back right corner of the P.S.1/MoMA Museum in Long Island City Queens.
www.deanproject.com

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12. Dynasty Handbag, FF Alumn, at New Museum, Manhattan, Oct. 3, 7:30 pm

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2008 7:30 PM
DYNASTY HANDBAG & KALUP LINZY
NEW MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART
235 Bowery @ Prince, New York, NY 10002 212.219.1222
10$ - 8$ members

Tonight, accompanied by video projection, Linzy performs songs from his new album SweetBerry Sonnet as well as new and unreleased material. Songs will include: "Hot Mess," "Ignorant Oil," "Dirty Trade," and "Asshole." He is also giving away fifteen hard copies of the CD. Dynasty Handbag delivers a sampler platter of psychic waste performance art, which includes a witness stand melodrama and a sneak peak at her hilarious and gloomy evening-length work in progress in collaboration with Hedia Maron, Oh Death, for which she recently was awarded finishing funds by the Franklin Furnace Award for Performing Arts.

more info, and buy tickets:
http://www.newmuseum.org/events/248
To see more of the amazing Kalup Linzy:
http://www.kaluplinzy.net/

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13. Nao Bustamante, Dynasty Handbag, FF Alumns, at The Stone, Manhattan, Oct. 15

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 15, 8 PM
DYNASTY HANDBAG & NAO BUSTAMANTE
at THE STONE
corner of avenue C and 2nd street, NY

Nao is an incredible performance artist and friend, and DH is honored to be sharing a bill with her although she still hopes that she will be discovered this evening for commercials or TV and not Nao.

http://www.naobustamante.com

The Stone is a not-for-profit performance space dedicated to the EXPERIMENTAL and AVANT-GARDE. Created by John Zorn. All monies go directly to the artist themselves. There is no bar, just performance, for concentrating on!

10 at the door. there are no advance ticket sales for this show

www.dynastyhandbag.com
www.myspace.com/dynastyhandbag

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14. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, at Claremont Museum of Art, Claremont, CA, thru Dec. 28

Claremont Museum of Art Presents The Passerby Museum

September 21 – December 28, 2008

The Passerby Museum

The Passerby Museum makes its Southern California debut in Claremont! Created in 2002 by María Alós and Nicolás Dumit Estévez in New York City, the Passerby Museum is an itinerant institution dedicated to presenting temporary exhibitions in different cities. The museum draws its collection from donations from people who visit, work or live where it is in operation at any given time.

The Passerby Museum has been presented in Madrid, Spain, Puebla, México, Kitchener, Canada, New York City, including Manhattan and the Bronx, and twice in México City, Mexico and Havana, Cuba. At each location, visitors were asked to donate any random object from their life to the Passerby Museum's "collection." The only requirement is that the object fit into a sandwich bag. Its collection – which currently holds about 3,000 objects – has been exhibited to the public in two occasions, last time in 2006, bringing more than 32,000 visitors to the Galería del Ayuntamiento ( Puebla) in less than a month and a half.

The Passerby Museum will be collecting items from visitors in Claremont for two weeks before the installation at the Claremont Museum of Art (exact dates and collection locations are being determined). The installation will include each of the approximately 3,000 items collected at all of the locations so far. "It will be so interesting to see what the average citizen from Claremont has in his/her pocket, versus someone in New York versus someone in Havana," said the Claremont Museum of Art Curator Pilar Tompkins. "Every single contribution is valued the same, so every time the project is exhibited, every single object is included."

About the Museum

The Claremont Museum of Art seeks to serve a diverse public as a regional museum of international significance and breadth. Grounded in Claremont's important artistic legacy, the Museum engages artists and audiences through a compelling program of exhibitions and educational programs that connect the visual arts with contemporary life. In addition to a diverse slate of exhibitions, the museum features an eclectic store offering contemporary and unexpected gifts from around the world. A comprehensive slate of educational programming and events are offered for all ages. Claremont Museum of Art is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum Store is open until 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and until 5 p.m. on Sunday. The galleries and store are open until 8:30 p.m. the first Friday of every month and closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Admission: $3 for adults, under 18 are free. Free admission 5 to 8:30 p.m. the first Friday of every month.
Claremont Museum of Art
536 West First Street
Claremont , CA 91711
909.621.3200
www.claremontmuseum.org
Media Contact: Cari Marshall, 562.235.6501, press@claremontmus

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15. Marlena Kudlicka, FF Alumn, in Dresden, Germany, Oct. 24-Dec. 29

Marlena Kudlicka (ISCP 2007-08) and Tarek Zaki (ISCP 2008) are participating in a workshop in Beirut, next month. The workshop- Beirut every-other-day is organised by 98 Weeks (http://www.98weeks.org/) and will start on September 22 until September 28 2008. Participants are artists and architects of different origins, and deals with ruins in the city.

Additionally,

Marlena Kudlicka solo show
Kunsthaus Raskolnikow e.V. / Galerie
Böhmische Straße 34
D - 01099 Dresden
October 24th till 29th December 2008
Best regards,
Marlena Kudlicka

Marlena Kudlicka
http://www.artreview.com/profile/MarlenaKudlicka56
http://www.akademie-solitude.de/212_fellows_gallery04.php
http://glasspavilion.homepage.t-online.de/institut/past/past_gathkudlick.html
http://www.location1.org/marlena-kudlicka/

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16. Dotty Attie, Carey Lovelace, Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumns, at AIR Gallery and New York University Fall 2008

THREE-PART RETROSPECTIVE and EVENTS

FEATURING A.I.R. ARTIST'S WORK and HISTORIC ARCHIVAL MATERIALS

at A.I.R. GALLERY and NYU, FALL 2008

A.I.R. Gallery and New York University are pleased to announce, "A.I.R. Gallery: The History Show, a three part exhibition and event series celebrating the opening of A.I.R.'s historic archive at the Fales Library and Special Collections of NYU and the inauguration of A.I.R.'s new space in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn. The exhibitions and events will occur throughout the fall of 2008 at NYU and A.I.R. Gallery, which is now located at 111 Front Street.

A.I.R. Gallery: The History Show
archival materials from 1972 to the present
September 16 - December 12, 2008
Curated by Kat Griefen & Dena Muller
at Tracey/Barry Gallery, Fales Library
70 Washington Square South , 3rd Floor

Opening Reception and Panel at Tracey/Barry Gallery
Tuesday September 16, 6-8pm
"How A.I.R. Changed the Art World: Feminist Intervention Over 37 Years"
Panelists: Dotty Attie, Carey Lovelace, Corinne Robins, Carolee Schneemann & Joan Snitzer
Please see attached press releases for further information. This event is free & open to the public-

A.I.R. Gallery: The History Show

works from 1972 to the present

PART I - October 2 - November 1, 2008
Opening reception, October 2, 6pm - 8pm
Curated by Kat Griefen and Carey Lovelace
at A.I.R. Gallery, 111 Front Street, Brooklyn
A.I.R. is now located at 111 Front Street in Brooklyn
The gallery is open Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 6pm
The Tracey/Barry Gallery is located at the Fales Library and Special Collections on the 3rd floor at 70 Washington Square South.

The Gallery is open from 9:45am - 5:45pm Monday - Thursday and 9am - 4:45 pm on Friday. Please visit out website at www.airgallery.org for further information and directions or email info@airgallery.org to request a printed pamphlet on the exhibition series.

A.I.R. Gallery
111 Front Street #228
Brooklyn , NY 11201
212 255 6651
info@airgallery.org
www.airgallery.org

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17. Tom Trusky, FF Alumn, new book release

CENTER NEWS / September 20, 2008

Release online: http://news.boisestate.edu

SECOND EDITION OF *JAMES CASTLE: HIS LIFE AND ART* EXPANDS ON STORY OF MISUNDERSTOOD IDAHO ARTIST

The second edition of *James Castle: His Life and Art,* written by Boise State University professor Tom Trusky and first published in 2004, has been released by the Idaho Center for the Book.

James Castle: His Life and Art contains rare documents and photographs, exclusive interviews with Castle’s family, childhood friends and contemporary art and medical experts. The new edition features two new chapters as well as 200 black-and-white and color images and maps. The book has been revised and updated, including the book notes and bibliography.

The book has been called the definitive critical biography of Castle, the native Idaho artist who died in Boise in 1977. Labeled for his entire life as deaf, mute, illiterate and mentally challenged, Castle is now thought to have been autistic. Born in 1899 in Garden

Valley, he was the fifth of seven children.

He never learned to speak, had a limited ability to read and write and he seemingly refused to be taught to sign. His primary form of communication was the thousands of drawings and illustrations he produced during his lifetime. Houses, domestic scenes, family members and friends were endlessly rendered in what some have termed a primitive folk art style from crude tools and supplies - ink made from soot and saliva, pens fashioned from twigs or sticks and canvases scavenged from scrap paper, cardboard, books and the many catalogs that flowed through his parents’ general store and post office. Even when family, friends, curators and artists purchased paints and brushes for him, late in his career, he preferred to make his own tools.

Castle devoted himself to making art for more than 60 years. Although briefly discovered in the 1960s, he was largely unrecognized during his lifetime. Castle left behind more than 20,000 artworks.

James Castle: His Life and Art sold out of its first edition. It is published by the Idaho Center for the Book, housed at Boise State, and is available at the Boise State Bookstore and Amazon.com.

Media Contact: Julie Hahn, University Communications, (208) 426-5540, juliehahn@boisestate.edu

Boise State University is The New U Rising with record student enrollment, new academic buildings, additional degree programs and a growing research agenda. Learn more at www.boisestate.edu.

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18. Beth Lapides, FF Alumn, at Un-Cabaret, Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 21

Hi - Greg Miller here, producer of the Un-Cabaret. Please forward this to any creative friends you think would be interested and/or come along yourself.

Don't Hold Your Breath

It seems like everyone we know if holding their breath until the election. Yes it's crucial and we're going to vote at least once each. And if you're an active part of the campaign we salute you. That doesn't mean the rest of your life and creative work have to wait on hold until November. Beth (author, comedian, creator of Un-Cabaret) and I have been helping people use specific creative technologies to get in touch with their most authentic voice and supercharge their work for stage, page or any medium.

We are giving a Free Free-Range Comedy Seminar, this Sunday, Sept. 21, 1-3pm at M-Bar, 1253 N. Vine LA 90038. We'll cover applied practical methods for writing & performing, our creative philosophy, plus a graphic presentation. It's full of useful inspiring info and advice you can apply to scripts, essays, one-person shows, performance work, etc. And we'll take questions about your individual work. It's also free.

If you want to reserve a spot just RSVP to greg@uncabaret.com. More info: http://uncabaret.com/seminars.html.

In our teaching we basically help people be themselves but funnier, to find your most authentic voice. And right now it's especially important for strong original voices to be heard. We work with writers, performers and other creatives, from beginners to advanced working professionals. We've coached people through the development, writing, performance and promotion of essays, scripts, standup, speeches, and one-person shows, plus bonus general career guidance and life advice. Stuff you'll need no matter what happens in November.

Upcoming 4-Week Sessions of the Un-Cab Lab:
Sundays, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26
Sundays, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23
We're offering a special "The Economy Sucks Sale":
New students (usually $350) and Guild members (usually $300) can all register for the Ongoing Student price of $250!
http://www.uncabaret.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=6
"This class literally changed my life!" - Ray Barnhart, writer/performer
"Enormously helpful!" - Andrea Martin, SCTV, Big Fat Greek Wedding, etc.
"The world would be calmer and funnier if everyone took the class... again (and again and again!)" - Scott King, Writer/EP Mad-TV
More wildly-enthusiastic testimonials: http://bethlapides.com/node/24
More info about Beth and our teaching:
http://bethlapides.com
Private coaching also available:
http://uncabaret.com/consulting.html
And here's some practical advice about breathing:
http://bethlapides.com/content/dont-hold-your-breath
We look forward to meeting you.

All the best,
Greg Miller

UN-CABARETLABORATORIES
137 N. Larchmont Blvd. #107
LA, CA 90004
323-993-3305
http://www.uncabaret.com
http://www.bethlapides.com
http://www.othernetwork.com

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19. Ebon Fisher, FF Alumn, at ArtSPACE, New Haven, CT, Sept. 25

EBON FISHER'S BIO-POSITIONING SYSTEMS AT ARTSPACE, Sept. 25

First in a series of exhibits curated by Caterina Verde, STRANGE POSITIONING SYSTEMS, at ArtSPACE in New Haven, Conn.

Ebon Fisher, an Affiliate Associate Professor in Stevens Institute of Technology’s College of Arts and Letters, will deliver a one-evening presentation, “Bio Positioning Systems,” on September 25, 2008, at ArtSPACE, New Haven, Conn. The ArtSPACE exhibit previews Fisher’s new website system, designed for the Art & Technology program in the College of Arts & Letters. The website takes the shape of a red, nerve-like structure, which courses through the 2nd floor of Stevens’ Morton building. This event is part of ArtSPACE’s series, “Strange Positioning Systems (SPS),” curated by Caterina Verde.

Taking a third position in the nature vs. technology conflict, Fisher calls himself a “media breeder.” His media projects involve the cultivation of hybrid living systems, positing that digital media technology is just another process in the planet’s biosphere.

“I cultivate relationships between people, machines and other living things,” said the artist. “It’s time to move beyond the human- centered worldview of art and civilization and begin a more ecological approach to creativity.” Fisher will talk about the significance of nerve forms and networks in his work and present elements of his evolving transmedia world, the Nervepool.

Fisher has been exploring nerves, networks and inter-coding systems in nature since teaching media at MIT’s Media Lab in the mid -1980s.

Looking further into community-based media rituals in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in the 1990s, he helped to build vital channels of communication that helped to propel the struggling neighborhood into a major international cultural hot spot. Fisher explored a variety of unusual strategies for mixing people and communications technologies and documented these community-based rituals in diagrams of information flow. These diagrams gave rise to symbols of network ethics, Zoacodes, which Fisher has floated in a variety of media, including the Internet and television. One of Fisher’s Zoacodes has served as a basis for the SPS project logo. The text component of that Zoacode is “Behold the Unclear,” a humorous celebration of the vital confusion that seems to run through the veins of the information age.

For more information: www.strangepositioningsystems.org
Ebon Fisher's work: www.Nervepool.net

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20. Anna Ogier-Bloomer, FF Alumn, at chashama, thru Sept. 23

Have a painting? Leave a painting.
Need a painting? Take a painting.

a chashama Windows Program project, curated by Anna Ogier-Bloomer & Erik Sanner
Don't miss the opening reception for our experimental open art exchange/exhibition.
Hope you can make it!

Opening Reception Tuesday, September 16, 6-8pm
chashama Windows space
266 West 37th St. (between 7th & 8th Ave.)
Subway: A C E 1 2 3 to 34th St.-Penn Station

Gallery hours
12pm-6pm
Wednesday, September 17 - Tuesday, September 23, 2008

About the show

The chashama Windows Program presents a unique week-long art experiment. This show seeks to foster relationships between artists and collectors while encouraging them to take on each others' roles. Inspired by the penny tray, which invites people to leave or take pennies depending on their need, Have a Painting? Leave a Painting... invites art makers and non-art makers alike to donate or take art depending on their desire. In order to facilitate conversation, leavers and takers are required to share their contact information with one another.

Invitation to participate

Have a painting? Leave a painting.
Need a painting? Take a painting.

All media accepted. Drop off one piece of original art anytime during gallery hours from 9/17 to 9/23. The only requirements are:

The work must be ready to hang

You must share your contact information (so that whomever takes the piece can contact you).

You need not be the creator of the piece of art you bring in.

You may not declare your donation as a tax write-off since it is going to an anonymous individual, not a charity organization. There is a one-work-per-person limit for the duration of the exhibition.

If you're a collector or want some art for any reason, stop by during gallery hours from 9/17 to 9/23. You will be welcome to take any one of the works on display. If nothing strikes your fancy, please come by another time. We hope that the work on display will be changing frequently throughout the exhibition.

The only requirement is that you contact the person who dropped off the piece of art you have chosen. We ask that you send a brief email or postcard explaining what led you to take that piece. There is a one-work-per-person limit for the duration of the exhibition.

Press release
Feel free to read or share the press release:
http://www.eriksanner.com/haplapnaptap/HapLapNapTap_Press_Release.pdf

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21. Yoko Ono, FF Alumn, to receive Americans for the Arts award, Oct. 6

The Americans for the Arts awardees, presented October 6th, will be Julie Andrews, Joan W. Harris, Yoko Ono, Phil Ramone and Kehinde Wiley.

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22. Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere, FF Alumns, in Brooklyn and Queens, Sept. 13-14

Please join us!

Another Protest Song
Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere
part of Creative Time’s Democracy in America: The National Campaign http://www.creativetime.org/programs/archive/2008/democracy/

Another Protest Song is a three-part project that explores the collusion of protest and music and the projection of political agency through song.

Karaoke with a Message -- mobile project – September 13 & 14
Prospect Park, Brooklyn – September 13th

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park , Queens – September 14th http://www.creativetime.org/programs/archive/2008/democracy/mobile.php

anotherprotestsong.org – ongoing audio archive

Another Protest Song LIVE!
Democracy in America Convergence Center
(Produced in association with Park Avenue Armory)
September 21– 27

643 Park Ave between 66th and 67th Streets

On September 13 & 14, karaoke with a message will occupy the exterior soundscapes of Prospect Park, Brooklyn and Flushing Meadows Queens. Propel your agitation while singing your favorite song of protest. Nevarez & Tevere have organized a songbook of thought-provoking, volatile, politically oriented (and re-contextualized) songs of current and past decades.

anotherprotestsong.org — This phase of the project invites artists, songwriters, and musicians to create, upload, listen to, and debate new songs of protest as part of a growing audio archive of politically engaged music. Users are able to contribute to the site electronically, facilitating the construction of an online audio community and emerging archive of original political works (available as streaming audio on the site). http://www.anotherprotestsong.org/

Another Protest Song LIVE! (September 21-27) - an indoor continuation of karaoke with a message, plus DJ sets, and live performances of NYC bands (Nutira, Taigaa, and others) who have contributed their songs and lyrics to the another protest song archive. Various live acts, musical programs of historic protest music, and conversations will be incorporated into programming broadcast locally and at the site.

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23. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Civic Center Park, Berkeley, CA, Sept. 28, and more

our next stop on the campaign trail! Stop by and talk with Presidential Candidate Frank Moore! at the

How Berkeley Can You Be!? Parade & Festival
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Parade: 11:00am – 1pm
California & University Avenues to the Park
Festival: Noon – 5pm
Civic Center Park,
( Martin Luther King Park)
Berkeley , California
http://www.howberkeleycanyoube.com/
http://www.frankmooreforpresident08.com/

In Freedom,
Frank Moore

http://www.eroplay.com
http://www.frankmooreforpresident08.com
http://www.luver.com
http://www.luver.org

and

JOHN NATSOULAS GALLERY
Presents Performance Artists
NONGRATA, FRANK MOORE, MOM
And ART TASK FORCE
Saturday, September 20th at 8pm
$5.00 at the door
**You must be at least 18 years of age to attend**
Contact: Nancy Resler – 530.756.3938 nancy@natsoulas.com

Website:www.natsoulas.com

The John Natsoulas Gallery has been dedicated to performance art since its inception over a decade ago. This annual festival is starting out small, but strong. Internationally well-known Non Grata from Estonia is on its world tour, and will be stopping in Davis to do a major performance. We are thrilled to host the infamous MOM as well as the Art Task Force, both local artists with a large and dedicated fan base, and perhaps as many critics. Controversial performance artist, writer and presidential hopeful Frank Moore will entertain the audience as the first performer at 8pm.

Frank Moore is an acclaimed American performance artist, famously targeted by Jesse Helms and the GAO for creating art deemed “obscene”. He is infamous for long, ritualistic performances with audience participation, nudity, and eroticism. He is also known as an influential author, his work focusing on performance, art, life, and cultural subversion; for his historical influence on the San Francisco Bay Area music and performance scene; and more recently for his webstation, LUVeR(Love Underground Visionary Revolution).

Non Grata is a performance group based in Estonia with around 40 members from across the globe. They are political, vocal and edgy. Members wear masks and handkerchiefs to veil their identities. Thus far, the group has performed in Asia, South and North America, all around Europe, with venues ranging from unsolicited chaotic street performancesto long lasting “GHETTOMARATONS” held in experimental spaces and alternative galleries. This group is certain to leave a lasting impression.

MOM is a performance artist also based in Sacramento. She is infamous for putting on gritty, subversive shows that insultas often as they entertain. MOM is the alter-ego of the artist-- a raving, maniacal figure who intimidates her audience and performs socially unimaginable acts. MOM sings, she rants, she undresses,she throws confetti, she mangles flesh and carcasses stringing them around her neck as a socialite wears a mink stole. One can only hope that MOM is nothing like your mother. The elaborate, raw shows that Art Task Force specialize in can only be called spectacle. They perform with the aid of nudity, cannons, paints, costumes, avatars, music and found objects.

In Freedom,
Frank Moore

http://www.eroplay.com
http://www.frankmooreforpresident08.com
http://www.luver.com
http://www.luver.org

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24. Sabrina Jones, FF Alumn, at Puffin Foundation, Teaneck, NJ, thru Oct. 31

Hi, I'm not going to make it to this opening, myself, but it is full of scathing indictments of the current regime and HOPE (hint hint) for the next one. Featuring my Boxopolis diorama and 5 pages from Prisoners of the War on Drugs, soon to be collected in the Real Cost of Prisons Comix. Plus lots of radical art from WW3 contributors and others. All you New Jerseyans check it out! Sabrina

“The Power of Art: Election’08 – Art Speaks to Power & Politics”
Politics & Art Exhibition Opening Reception at the Puffin Cultural Forum
Friday, September 19, 7:00 p.m.
Gallery hours are Mon-Fri, 1-5 pm.
Exhibition will end on Friday, Oct. 31.

The Puffin Cultural Forum is located at 20 Puffin Way (formerly East Oakdene Ave., off Teaneck Rd.) in Teaneck, NJ.
For more information, call 201-836-3499 or visit www.puffinculturalforum.org.
Drop in any time: www.sabrinaland.com
 
Check out my counter-recruitment comics:
http://antiauthoritarian.net/NLN/current/sabrina.html

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25. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Sept. 27

Sext of Saudade a new one-act performance by Fawzia Afzal-Khan and Annie Lanzillotto

Saturday, September 27th
8:00 pm
Dixon Place
258 Bowery, (Prince and Houston)
2nd Floor www.dixonplace.org

$15

An odd cross-cultural journey across gender, sexuality and religious spaces. Afzal-Khan and Lanzillotto collide in a collage which questions pieties and gendered identities. How does A Pakistani Muslim American Wo/man find a language to connect with a working class Butch Dyke to reenter a spiritual space she thought she had left behind by making a journey westward? Mayhem, murder, true confessions, cross-dressing, song, dance and video. How does a white woman pass as as Arab man in the Khan el Khalili and

Al Aqsa zikr? "It drove me crazy that women went in one door and men in another. I wanted to go in all the doors. I declared the Shahadah as a woman, but prayed with the men," Lanzillotto asserts. "Bespawl me in my agnestis!" is Afzal-Khan's bizarre response, "That's English for: cover me in saliva in that part of my back which I cannot scratch!"

Come celebrate the last month of Dixon Place on the Bowery, before the big move to Chrystie Street!

forse sogniamo quasi abbastanza....perhaps we dream nearly enough

www.annielanzillotto.com

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26. Mark Tribe, FF Alumn, at Park Avenue Armory, Manhattan, thru Sept. 27

Greetings,

I'm writing to invite you to the opening of "Democracy in America," a major exhibition mounted by Creative Time in New York City’s Park Avenue Armory. The show has work by more than 40 artists, including many whose work I admire tremendously. I have an installation that features video from this past summer's Port Huron Project reenactments: Cesar Chavez in Los Angeles, Angela Davis in Oakland, and Stokely Carmichael in NYC. I hope you can come see it!

Installation Sketch
Opening tomorrow, Sunday September 21, from 12-2pm
Note: The exhibition will run for one week only, Sept. 21-27, from 12-10pm daily.
Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave. between 66th & 67th Streets
RSVP to events@creativetime.org, and print the attached invite and present it at the door
Exhibition details at http://www.creativetime.org/democracy
Port Huron Project video and info at http://www.porthuronproject.net
Best,
MT

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27. Mary Lum, Buzz Spector, Scott McCarney, Doug Beube, FF Alumns, in Jersey City, NJ, opening Oct. 2

Greetings,

I would like to invite you to the opening reception of a show that has been in the works for quite some time now. Developed as a book show to be featured on the Jersey City Studio Tour, this project quickly grew into something bigger. Please join us to celebrate the creations of 19 artists who have each realized a unique vision through altering a volume of an encyclopedia set. Included are emerging and mid-career artists from Jersey City, Newark, NYC and upstate New York, Philadelphia, and Vermont.

The Information is Not Knowledge Project: Bookverks 2008
organized by James Prez and Amanda ThackrayGRAF Bldg, 143 Christopher Columbus, sub-level gallery (PATH to Grove Street, walk two blocks to 143)
October 3rd through October 24th, 2008 (JC Studio Tour, 12-6, all other Saturdays 12-3pm or by appt.)
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 2nd, 7-10pm
Live sound performance by Gocha Tsinadze
Given one volume from a complete set of Encyclopedia Britannicas, each artist creates their own vision.
Artists include:
Mary Lum, Sebastian Patane Masuelli, Buzz Spector, Dahlia Elsayed, Donna Ruff, Scott McCarney, Champe Smith, Robert The, Seth Goodwin, Chris George, Doug Beube, J Carpenter, Hiroshi Kumagai, Nyugen Smith, Kevin Darmanie, Beth Ann Morrison, Amanda Friedman, Norm Francoeur, Michelle Wilson.

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28. Irina Danilova, FF Alumn, at Anthology Film Archives, Oct. 1

An Evening in Celebration of Phill Niblock's 75th Birthday
ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES
32 SECOND AVENUE NEW YORK, NY 10003; (212) 505-5181 fax (212) 477-2714
TRIBUTE TO PHILL NIBLOCK
Wednesday, October 1 at 7:30

Anthology presents an evening in celebration of intermedia composer, artist and pillar of the downtown arts community Phill Niblock, on the night before he turns 75. A multitude of artists from among the hundreds Niblock has worked with, produced or befriended over his forty-plus-year career in the art and contemporary music world will present brief interventions in tribute to his life and oeuvre. Ranging from live performances in dance, poetry and music, to film and video works, to recorded music or performance, this promises to be a truly one-of-a-kind intermedia night.

Participants include many musicians, performers, writers and media artists, among them: Elaine Summers, Gerd Stern, Sally Gross, Sally Silvers + Bruce Andrews, Anne Tardos, Steve Dalachinsky + Okkyung Lee, Yuko Otomo, Jozef Cseres, Thomas Buckner, Jens Brand + Dan Evans Farkas + Ben Manley + Volker Straebel, hans w. koch + Bettina Wenzel, David First + Tom Hamilton, Shelley Hirsch + Ursula Scherrer, Alan Licht + Andrew Lampert, Micheal J Schumacher, Dave Gearey, Jim Staley, David Watson + Matt Welch, Alexandra Dementieva, Esther Venrooy, Robert Poss, Elliot Sharp + Janene Higgins, Chris Mann, Mary Jane Leach, Irina Danilova, Peter Shapiro, Astrid Klein, Katherine Liberovskaya + Al Margolis + Michael Delia ...

Organized by Katherine Liberovskaya with help from Al Margolis and Peter Shapiro.

To request an image or further information about Phill Niblock, please email Stephanie Gray: publicity@anthologyfilmarchives.org

About Anthology Film Archives: Founded in 1970, Anthology's mission is to exhibit, preserve, collect documentation about, and promote public and scholarly understanding of independent, classic, and avant-garde cinema. Anthology screens more than 900 film and video programs per year, publishes books and catalogs annually, and has preserved more than 700 films to date.

Directions: Anthology is at 32 Second Ave. at 2nd St. Subway: F or V to 2nd Ave; 6 to Bleecker.

Tickets: $8 for adults, $6 for students & seniors; $5 for members.

7:30-8:30

- elaine summers
- sally gross
- sally silvers + bruce andrews
- gerd stern
- tom buckner
- anne tardos
- jim staley
 
8:30-9:30
 
- chris mann
- david watson + matt walsh
- shelley hirsch + ursula scherrer
- okkyung lee + steve dalachinsky
- andrew lampert + alan licht
- jozef cseres
- elliott sharp + janene higgins
 
9:30-10:30
 
- jens brand + dan evans farkas + ben manley + volker streabel
- yuko otomo
- mary jane leach
- david first + tom hamilton
- irina danilova
- micheal j. schumacher
- hans w. koch + bettina wenzel

10:30-11:30

- robert poss
- dave gearey
- esther venrooy
- alexandra dementieva
- francisco janes
- astrid klein
- peter shapiro
- liberovskaya/margolis/delia

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29. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, at Pace University, opening Oct. 7

"Here's Looking At Us"
Portraits of Artists by Artists
Robin Tewes, curator
Oct. 7- Nov. 4
Reception: Tues. Oct. 7, 5-7 pm
Fall 2008 Gallery Schedule
Peter Fingesten Gallery , New York
1 Pace Plaza, B Level, PACE UNIVERSITY

MONDAY, TUES, WED 12-4PM, THURSDAY 12-6, WITH SPECIAL SATURDAY HOURS FOR SOME SHOWS. ALSO OPEN BY APPOINTMENT: 212-346-1819

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30. Linda Montano, Paul McMahon, FF Alumns, at The Muddy Cup, Kingston, NY, October 12
 
LINDA MARY MONTANO'S 7 HOUR GLAND-ATHON WITH FRIENDS PRESENTED BY IONE'S 13TH DREAM FESTIVAL

WHERE: THE MUDDY CUP, 516 BROADWAY, KINGSTON, NY
TIMES: 2:30-9:30PM
DATE: SUNDAY;OCTOBER 12, 2008

a. 2:30-3:30.....OVARIES/TESTES: INGRID SERTSO.LULABIES FROM MANY LANDS
b. 3:30-4:30.....PANCREAS: GISELA GAGLIARDI: A CPA'S THOUGHTS ON MONEY
c. 4:30-5:30.....ADRENALS: LINDA WEINTRAUB: A LETTER TO ALL ADRENALS
d. 5:30-6:30....THYMUS: LISA BARNARD: A HEART SONG
e. 6:30-7:30....THYROID: JOANIE MILLER: COMMUNICATING
f. 7:30-8:30....PINEAL: LIN LERNER: RAISING TARA
g. 8:30-9:30....PITUITARY: PAUL McMAHON: ROCK AND ROLL THERAPY AND OTHER SONGS

This endurance is a peace offering for not only the glands of our own human bodies but also for the positive intentions of all beings at this time of great world concerns.

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31. Ken Butler, Terry Dame, FF Alumns, at Zebulon, Brooklyn, Oct. 5, and more

Friends …. It has been quite a while …. hope to see you there!

A NIGHT OF INVENTED INSTRUMENTS

Ken Butler's Voices of Anxious Objects live ... solo

Hybridized world rhythms on instruments made from tools and household objects. Possible guests sitting in.

Sunday Oct. 5th ....... 8pm

at 9pm …..

Electric Junkyard Gamelan

http://www.myspace.com/electricjunkyardgamelan

no cover no minimum

ZEBULON
258 Wythe Ave. Brooklyn
(Metropolitan & N.3rd) Williamsburg, Brooklyn
http://www.zebuloncafeconcert.com/

Ken Butler
HYBRID VISIONS
427 Manhattan Ave. <
Brooklyn , NY 11222
WEBSITE www.mindspring.com/~kbhybrid
MYSPACE www.myspace.com/kenbutlerhybridvisions

PHONE / FAX (718) 782-4383

and

Greetings Friends,

Its been an amazing summer for us, we've been all over the place from the fab show at MoMA in August to the cornfields of Iowa and back. But fear not Electric Junkyard Gamelan has one final fall tour lined up with three great venues next weekend. We have shows in Troy, NY, Teaneck, NJ and Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We'll be hitting the original EJG all-star line up of Robin Burdulis, Mary Feaster, Lee Frisari, Julian Hintz and myself and will hopefully be breaking out a new tune also. The Sunday Oct 5th show at Zebulon in Williamsburg will be especially great as we are doing a double bill with the legendary instrument build/musician/sculptor artist extrodinaire Ken Butler. Details for all are below. Please spread the word and come out if you can. Hope to see you there.

Peace,
Terry & EJG
www.terrydame.com
www.myspace.com/electricjunkyardgamelan

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32. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, at Green-Wood Cemetery, Oct. 4, and more

It only happens once a year - Don't Miss It!

Dance Theatre Etcetera and the Green-Wood Historic Fund Present:
Angels and Accordions 2008
Directed/Choreographed by Martha Bowers
Narrated by Jeff Richman
Featured Accordion/Composer: Guy Klucevsek (with Featured Saxophonist Steve Elson)
9 Other Accordions Directed by Bob Goldberg
Tons of Dancing Angels
Saturday, October 4th- openhousenewyork performances,12 noon and 3:30pm. FREE admission: please call (718) 768-7300 for reservations (donations accepted).

Friday, October 3rd- Benefit performance for Green-Wood Historic Fund, 6pm.
Handicap access available in Green-Wood's trolley.
Meet at Green-Wood Cemetery's main gate, 25th Street and Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn.
Please arrive 15 minutes early. Wear comfortable walking shoes & bring a bottle of water.
Directions: BMT "R" Train to 25th Street Station, Walk East 1 block to Green-Wood at 5th Avenue & 25 Street.
For driving directions and more information about Green-Wood Cemetery, visit www.green-wood.com

For more information about the show, call (718) 643-6790 ext. 113 or email jon@dtetc.org

Angels and Accordions
Returns to Green-Wood Cemetery
Saturday, October 4th
Performances at 12 noon and 3:30pm, free to the public.

Angels and Accordions is both an historical walking tour and an exciting live performance. Follow a cast of thirty angels through the beautiful Green-Wood Cemetery in a guided meditation on New York's overlapping past and present.

PS: Rain Date: Sunday October 5th. Same time, same bat-channel!
It only happens once a year - Don't Miss It!
Dance Theatre Etcetera and the Green-Wood Historic Fund Present:
Angels and Accordions 2008
Directed/Choreographed by Martha Bowers
Narrated by Jeff Richman
Featured Accordion/Composer: Guy Klucevsek (with Featured Saxophonist Steve Elson)
9 Other Accordions Directed by Bob Goldberg
Tons of Dancing Angels

Saturday, October 4th- openhousenewyork performances,12 noon and 3:30pm. FREE admission: please call (718) 768-7300 for reservations (donations accepted).

Friday, Octoer 3rd- Benefit performance for Green-Wood Historic Fund, 6pm.
Handicap access available in Green-Wood's trolley.
Meet at Green-Wood Cemetery's main gate, 25th Street and Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn.
Please arrive 15 minutes early.
Wear comfortable walking shoes & bring a bottle of water.Directions: BMT "R" Train to 25th Street Station, Walk East 1 block to Green-Wood at 5th Avenue & 25 Street.

For driving directions and more information about Green-Wood Cemetery, visit www.green-wood.com
For more information about the show, call (718) 643-6790 ext. 113 or email jon@dtetc.org
Angels and Accordions
Returns to Green-Wood Cemetery
Saturday, October 4th
Performances at 12 noon and 3:30pm, free to the public.

Angels and Accordions is both an historical walking tour and an exciting live performance. Follow a cast of thirty angels through the beautiful Green-Wood Cemetery in a guided meditation on New York's overlapping past and present.

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33. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Sept. 30

Date: Tuesday September 30
TIME: 7 PM reception and food 6:30 PM

Event: Judith Sloan in Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new America. Performance of monologues, images, and sounds portraying the struggles, humor, and pathos of new immigrants and refugees in Queens, NY, the most polyglot place on the planet based on Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan’s critically acclaimed book, Crossing the BLVD (W.W. Norton)

LOCATION: Lower East Side Tenement Museum Visitors Center and Museum Shop, 108 Orchard Street (below Delancey)
FEE: $10 donation requested
CONTACT:
Please RSVP to: bookclub@tenement.org
Links: http://www.crossingtheblvd.org

About the Performance: As immigration policy is being hotly debated around the country in terms of national and cultural security, Crossing the BLVD presents the very human stories of why new immigrants and refugees have migrated to the United States and what their experiences have been since they came here pre- and post-9/11. The narration in the performance includes Lehrer’s experience of growing up in queens, and commentary and perspective as Sloan “channels” many of the people that the couple interviewed on their three-year journey around the world through the borough of Queens. Sloan is a mesmerizing performer, whose vocalization work and movement bring these characters to life. The performance is illuminated by projections of Lehrer’s stunning photographs of the subjects, objects they have carried with them from home to home, and landscapes and maps, along with Sloan’s soundtrack of original music, sounds, and voices.

"Crossing the BLVD boldly carries the tradition of oral history into the 21st Century..." Eve Ensler, Author the Vagina Monologue

"Immigrant life as told in the intimate, rich, comic, ironic and sad stories so often seen but not heard in America's big cities..." The Washington Post

"An offbeat ethnic tour of one of the country’s most ethnically diverse counties... Riveting stories about a new wave of immigrants to America..." The New York Times

“Oral history with a twist." The World, BBC / PRI, Public Radio International

• Winner Brendan Gill Prize, Municipal Art Society of New York 2004

About the artist:

Actress, oral historian, writer, and audio artist/radio producer, Judith Sloan’s work combines humor, pathos and a love of the absurd. Works include Denial of the Fittest, Responding to Chaos, and A Tattle Tale. She has received numerous grants and awards for her work in theatre and radio which focuses on voices often ignored by the mass media including: Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, etc.; the Brendan Gill Prize 2004, BAXten Artists Award 2005, & Third Coast International Audio Festival, short doc competition, 2005, Missouri Review National Audio Competition winner, 2008 (music by Taylor Rivelli). She is co-founder EarSay, a non-profit arts organization, and directs Cross-Cultural Dialogue Through the Arts, a mentorship project creating collaborations between disparate communities. A frequent guest lecturer on college campuses on issues of diversity, human rights, and the arts, Sloan’s work has been published by Second Story Press, W.W. Norton, and the New York Times. Her theatre and radio works have been produced throughout the U.S. and abroad at venues including La Mama, The Public Theatre, and The Smithsonian Institution, on NPR, and WNYC. She has been collaborating on multimedia projects with Warren Lehrer since 1990.

Judith Sloan
EarSay, Inc
PO BOX 4338
Sunnyside , NY 11104
Phone: 718-791-4324
http://www.earsay.org
http://www.crossingtheblvd.org

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34. Lorraine O’Grady, FF Alumn, in the New York Times, Sept. 26, and more

The New York Times reviews Lorraine O’Grady

We are pleased to share Holland Cotter’s review of the Lorraine O’Grady exhibition at Alexander Gray Associates in today’s New York Times. We are also delighted to congratulate O’Grady on receiving a 2008 Anonymous Was A Woman grant.

Art in Review
By THE NEW YORK TIMES
LORRAINE O’GRADY
Miscegenated Family Album
Alexander Gray Associates
526 West 26th Street , Chelsea
Through Oct. 11

One of the most stimulating trends in New York galleries over the last few years has been the series of solo shows of historical work by women who first gained attention in the 1970s and early ’80s. Many of them coincided with the larger museum exhibition “Wack! Art and the Feminist Revolution.” That show is now gone, but we can only hope that the solos continue. Lorraine O’Grady’s “Miscegenated Family Album” is the latest.

Ms. O’Grady was born in Boston, the child of racially mixed Jamaican immigrants. She remembers her youthful efforts to balance what she has called her family’s “tropical middle-and-upper class British colonial values” with the Yankee, Irish-American and African-American cultures around her. Much of the conceptual work she has produced since 1980 in some way deals with racial hybridization and its social and psychological consequences.

“Miscegenated Family Album” began in 1980 as a performance titled “Nefertiti/Devonia Evangeline,” using a spoken script and projected photographs to memorialize Ms. O’Grady’s older sister, Devonia, who had died a few years earlier at 37. Ms. O’Grady conceived of the performance on a trip to Egypt, where she saw faces resembling her sister’s on the streets of Cairo and in ancient sculpture, particularly in portraits of Nefertiti. She said she felt that a lost family member, one with whom she had had a troubled relationship, had been restored to her in Africa.

She later distilled the performance, which was an attempt to explore and continue that restoration, into the 16 photo-diptychs at Alexander Gray. Like the projections, the diptychs pair ancient Egyptian sculpture with contemporary photographs: snapshots of Devonia beside images of Nefertiti, of Ms. O’Grady herself beside a carved head of Nefertiti’s younger sister and sometime rival, Mutnedjmet.

Complicated ideas and identities are in play, and as in much of Ms. O’Grady’s work they hover around the intersection of race and class. Ms. O’Grady has long taken a critical view of her upbringing in a black middle-class elite — her famous guerrilla performances as Mlle. Bourgeoise Noire are, in part, about this — and there is an edge identifying her sister and herself with an ancient Egyptian royal family. But there is something beyond irony here. The resemblance of some of the sculptures to the family snapshots Ms. O’Grady has chosen is startling. Clearly there is an attempt to redeem life as lived, always imperfect and regret-tinged, by filtering through the untouchable perfections of the past. HOLLAND COTTER

Lorraine O’Grady: Miscegenated Family Album is on view at Alexander Gray Associates through October 10, 2008.

Upcoming at Alexander Gray Associates

Dawit L. Petros
October 15 – November 15, 2008

Kay Rosen
No Noose is Good Noose
(in association with Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York and Paris)
November 19, 2008 – January 10, 2009

Art Fairs
Artissima 15, Turin, Italy

Karen Finley
November 7–9, 2008

Art Basel Miami Beach: Art Nova

Luis Camnitzer
December 4–7, 2008

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35. Naeem Mohaimen, FF Alumn, now online at mobileton.wordpress.com

My Mobile Weighs A Ton is a project searching for visual tactics in response to my 2d year of living under a semi-military regime in Bangladesh. In an environment where artists, writers, and activists are finding channels, voices, possibilities slowly being drained dry, it's urgent to find other paths and spaces.

This project was realized as a solo show at Gallery Chitrak ( Dhaka) last month. The full project is now online. Rooms (1 to 9) is the show, and Background, Notes and Debates is ancillary text-- including text I could not put in the gallery to evade government censors.

http://mobileton.wordpress.com

BACKGROUND: 100 spoons but I need a knife

As the promised December '08 return to democracy/elections approach, Bangladesh's grand experiment is in dark waters. August 2008 was the 1st anniversary of the fiery anti-army riots that exploded on university campuses last year: a tectonic disturbance that was the first sign of derailed blueprints. Invited to show at Gallery Chitrak, I imagined a shadow commemoration of that August. The week before Ramadan is dead time anyway, no booked shows. A show about mobile phone photos, I free-styled to the gallery staff. It can be our charity show, he replied.

Month 20 living under a Military-backed/Embassy Row supported Caretaker Government (CTG), I can feel my dissident energy seeping away (in a text for Carlos Motta's Buena Vida/Democracy project I wrote that I knew there would be no Last man in front of Tiananmen tanks). As catharsis, I've been getting into arguments with old friends. This sometimes degenerates into shouting matches. Later we apologize over sms, email, gchat. On campus, it seems that everyone is strung out on some narc. But maybe it's just nerves. As our brains cook to a crisp from an un-ending political limbo, mass psychosis is tearing at friendships/communities/alliances. The CTG took power on

1/11 ('07): a life full of numerology.

This project started from a series of mobile phone photos I took in the aftermath of 2007 riots (and a few where re-imagined from other contexts). The show statement couldn't refer the actual events priority was to make sure the gallery stayed open for 10 days), so I focused on aesthetics in the show statement:

[Begin] Something is making me queasy. We are inside an Asian century, and a local situation, that is producing endless beautiful imagery.

But it's all a little too gorgeous and refined. I get worried facing so much aesthetic perfection. Still need space for mistakes, rudeness, bacteria, and things that just don't fit.

My work is interested in damage and panic. Politics come from the context in which image war happens. Mobile phone photos: blurry, low dpi, poorly framed, no rule of thirds, no color depth. Giving you quick access to make temporary provocations, without planning, intention or press card. As accidental as the boy snapping his lover on Dhanmondi Lake. Koi, amar kotha shune hasho na to.

We crave more spaces for DIY. Yes, anyone can do this, and everyone should. No barriers, no high culture priests, no hierarchy, no gurus.

Eventually of course, every rebellion becomes it's own clique. That's when we need to move on to the next space. Friction and creative chaos. Accidental images get in the way of blueprints. Some people want us to shut up and become a nation of shoppers. But we're not quite ready yet to be Singapore.[End]

I spent time debating whether I should keep quotes around a very trivial matter (label for an installation), thinking that would be enough of a signpost: to the Army statement at a press conference about the riots. The problem with ellipsis is, in the time of brutal edges only a hammer is understood. Bread crumbs were eaten & lost. One older artist told me at the opening, you need to make it more obvious, subtle won't work. This comes back to the question of audience. Farah Ahmed emailed about the concern: public ki khabe (will the public eat it). Public may not khabe, but dumbing down is brain suicide. Keep looking for paths, many paths…

shobak mailing list
shobak@idash.org
http://idash.org/mailman/listinfo/shobak

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36. Kathy Westwater, FF Alumn, at the 92nd St. Y, Manhattan, Oct. 12

Dear Friends, This presentation of “Macho” features a phenomenally talented and dedicated group of artist collaborators with whom I am so happy to work. I hope you will come see where our work together has taken us.
Best wishes,
Kathy

Macho by Kathy Westwater @ 92 Y

“Westwater reminds us that we are irrevocably connected, not merely biologically but also psychologically, to that original ooze and the blunt impulses that lay within it.”
--Tobi Tobias, The Village Voice

In “Macho” four isolated characters, Happy, Strange, Big Freak, and Anybody each simultaneously navigate what author Elaine Scarry describes as the “unmaking” of the individual’s world through pain and the “remaking” of it through acts of creativity. “Macho” is the fourth and final part of the serial melodrama “Dark Matter.” It confronts the darkest matter yet -- the inescapability of the dual states of pleasure and pain.

Choreographer Kathy Westwater; composer Peter Kirn; art director Seung Jae Lee; dramaturg Dan Hurlin; text consultant Rebecca Johnson; performers Abby Block, Ursula Eagly, Megan Flynn, and Aaron Mattocks.

Sun, Oct 12, 2008, 3:00pm
at 92 Y Harkness Center for Dance
Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
$10.00
Seating is limited. To buy tickets in advance go to:http://www.92y.org/shop/event_detail.asp?category=Programs+%2D+Dance+Performances888Sundays+At+Three%85%2E+Dance+Previews888&productid=T%2DDP5ST01

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37. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, receives Art Matters Spring 2008 grant

ART MATTERS ANNOUNCES SPRING 2008 GRANTEES

http://www.artmattersfoundation.org

Art Matters, the innovative nonprofit foundation, is pleased to announce 21 grants ranging in amounts of 3,000 to 10,000 USD to artists focusing on communication and collaboration across national borders:

Sabrina Artel
Support for the project Trailer Talk: ON THE LINE, exploring the US-Mexico border between California and Texas.

Seth Augustine
Support for travel and exchange with Chinese artist Shi Yong towards a new collaborative performance/installation.

Tamy Ben-Tor
Support for travel to Horzi, Poland, the site of Nazi killing programs in 1940-41.

Dave Burns
Support for the Los Angeles collective Fallen Fruit to lead "public fruit" activities and dialogue in Sister City Auckland, New Zealand .

Jonathan Calm
Support for travel to France to investigate social housing complexes in the suburbs of Paris and Marseilles.

Nicolás Dumit Estévez
Support for Borderless-- a project involving travel to Santiago de los Treinta Caballeros, Dominican Republic.

Paul Galloway
Support to travel to Egypt to study the tradition of portraiture in Coptic Christianity.

Leslie Hewitt
Support for travel to the Netherlands to research Dutch still life paintings created during the period of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade at the Rijksmuseum in Holland.

Fawn Krieger
Support for continuing research and interviews with former Trümmerfraun "Rubble Women" in Berlin.

Rodney McMillan
Support for a collaboration with London-based poet and performance artist Caroline Bergvall towards creation of a new performance work.

Ivan Monforte
Support for video and performance project in which the artist interviews Fa'afafines in Western and American Samoa and receives the Lima tattoo.

My Barbarian (Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon and Alexandro Segade)
Support for Nile-ism, a site-specific performance project in Cairo, Egypt in two parts.

Trevor Paglen
Research involving a1986
CIA plane crash in Nicaragua that led to the exposure of the "Iran-Contra Scandal".

Ernesto Pujol
Support for INGRAINED---working with the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico to develop a new site-specific installation.

Ishmael Randall Weeks
Support for Proyecto Nomade II, which uses hybrid man-powered vehicles to examine ideas of the individual within the local and global marketplace.

Andrea Ray
Support for travel and research in Freetown Christiania in Denmark, the Whiteway Colony in the UK, and utopian communities in Ireland.

Luis Sánchez Ramírez
Support for a site-specific installation recreating the artist's experience during his process of immigration in Baja California.

Jeannie Simms
Support for Readymaids, a performance video and photo project involving "maid agencies" in Java, Indonesia.

Tavares Strachan
Support for travel to Star City, Russia, site of the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre.

Tam Van Tran
Support for travel to Vietnam to collaborate with artists at Ho Chi Minh Fine Arts Institute as well as organizing group shows and open studios with artist Dinh Q Le.

Anne Walsh
Support for an adapted film version of Leonora Carrington's comic novel The Hearing Trumpet, set and shot in present-day Mexico.

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38. Elly Clarke, FF Alumn, at Shoreditch Town Hall, London, UK, Oct. 2-3

Dear Friends
I have a piece showing in this exhibition, which runs from Thursday 2nd Oct - Friday 3rd at Shoreditch Town Hall. I'm showing a video I shot in Creel, Mexico, 2006. Creel lies half way along the route of the Copper Canyon Railway. Further info follows.
I can't be there sadly (in Berlin), but do drop in if you're in the area!

Elly

Scene in the Making
Curated by Lee Campbell and Frog Morris
http://www.concreteandglass.co.uk/artists/160/scene-in-the-making

Francesca Anfossi
BADBAT (Joanne Robertson)
Jenny Baines
Beagles and Ramsay
Rebecca Birch
Peter Bond
Sarah Bowker-Jones
Daren Callow
Lee Campbell

Elly Clarke
Alexander Costello
Cinzia Cremona
Daniel and Davina
Emma Hart and Corinna Till
Kate Hawkins
Calum F. Kerr
Adrian Lee
Di Di Lin
Robert Luzar
Elizabeth McAlpine
Carali McCall
Jordan McKenzie
Orion Maxted
Victoria Melody
Frog Morris
Ellen Nolan
Flore Nove-Josserand

Harold Offeh
Helen Pailing
Alex Staiger
Heidi Stokes
Diane Timmins
Sarah Turner
Laura Wilson
Charlotte Young

as part of CONCRETE AND GLASS festival

"Scene in the Making" brings together work by leaders of British performance art, painting, sculpture and film/video art alongside emerging talent. Unfettered by the constraints of heavy curatorial narrative, the show explores how life's everyday actions can be significant and their beauty exposed through various artist methods.

Scene in the Making concerns itself with the emphasis of "process” of making which can have greater importance than the "end product" thus revealing a certain performativity within the creation of the works which the audience will be allowed to view.

The artists perfectly umbrella this theme in all its idiosyncracies,personally politically sexually and socially. What makes this show all the more intriguing is the fact that the work shown is from British based practicioners who all play upon stereotypes of stiff upper-lip Britain presenting an almost romanticist view in light of Britain's continual multi-cultural development.

OCTOBER 2ND 6-9PM and OCTOBER 3RD 12-8PM

Nicholls and Clarke,
Shoreditch High Street
(Corner of Fleur de Lis Street)
London
Tube - Liverpool Street / Aldgate/ Aldgate East/Old Street
Bus 149/8/26/388
For further details contact
Lee Campbell leecampbellprojects@yahoo.co.uk
Frog Morris frogmorris@frogmorris.net
Campbell and Morris Projects in October:
Oct 2nd/3rd SCENE IN THE MAKING, Concrete and Glass
http://www.concreteandglass.co.uk/artists/160/scene-in-the-making

Oct 13/19 FREE ART FAIR 2008. www.freeartfair.com
Oct 18 HUMAN RESOURCES Performance event as part of V22 at Wenlock Building http://v22collection.com/v22presents/
Oct 9/24 LIVE ART at The Montague Arms, New Cross

ellyclarke@gmail.com
art: http://www.axisweb.org/artist/ellyclarke
photography: http://www.ellyclarkephotography.com
uk : +44 (0)7905 275 575
germany : +49 (0)176 87 16 28 33
Relaxed portraits of you and your family at home:
http://berlin.en.craigslist.org/crs/837585990.html

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39. Clemente Padin, FF Alumn, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sept. 2008, and more

“FLUX 2008 – MAIL ART & VISUAL POETRY"
dear friend, come to enjoy the international encounter
caro amigo venha prestigiar com sua presença o encontro internacional

“FLUX 2008 – ARTE POSTAL E POESIA VISUAL”

in the Culture House
no casarão da cultura
av. 3, n.° 568 – centro
rio claro sp
Rio Claro , Sao Paulo, Brazil
programação - programe:
26 de setembro, às 20:00 hrs
abertura das exposições - exposition:
“FLUX 2008 – ARTE POSTAL E POESIA VISUAL”
“SALA ESPECIAL”

(poemas visuais de clemente padín, hugo pontes, paulo bruscky, roberto keppler & silvio de gracia)

“TALKING HANDS”
27 de setembro
palestras:
09:00hrs

hugo pontes / poços de caldas, mg

“ARTE POSTAL – UMA LEITURA”
10:30hrs

silvio de gracia / junín, argentina

“DESBORDE DE LOS LIMITES: ARTE CORREO Y POESÍA VISUAL ESPECIES HÍBRIDAS”
14:00hrs
roberto keppler / são paulo, sp

“A RAIZ E O TAMANHO DA ÁRVORE”
15:30hrs
clemente padín / montevidéu, uruguai

“LA POESÍA VISUAL Y EL ARTE CORREO”
17:00 hrs
paulo bruscky / recife, pe

“ARTE POSTAL E A GRANDE REDE”
03 de outubro, às 20:00 hrs
performances e conversa com o público

(artistas argentinos)
javier sobrino “PARALELISMO NÔMADE”, andrea cárdenas “ÊXODO DA COLMÉIA” & claudia ruiz herrera “DOSE 2010”

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40. Billy X. Curmano, new website at www.billyx.net and more

Hi, I know you’re busy, but I’ve got 2 important announcements.

a. WEB CHANGE – for Billy X. Curmano - The new web site is:

http://www.billyx.net

Bookmark, link and/or pass it on as you please. It’s easy to remember, includes new features, links to my visual art and sound files and is way better than billycurmano.com

b. My first collaboration with John Pendergast and Steve Smith as Threat Level 3 is finally out. The new album, “Orange Alert”, is a musical meditation on textural free jazz and improvisation hard to classify because it’s both challenging and accessible.

Free review copies are available to the media. Just respond with your mailing address and the organization you represent.

For everyone else:

If you want it, we want you to have it. Specify “Orange Alert” and Send ANY amount payable:

Art Works USA
27979 County Road 17
Winona , MN 55987

Most people send $20.00 ($15 CD/$5 P&H) because they have grown beyond pedestrian taste and like to support independent artists - a most difficult role in this culture.

Or for more information and sample cuts follow the link to CD Baby at Billyx.net If you do not wish to receive my occasional e-mails, respond with “Remove” in the subject area.

Thank you for your interest and live happily ever after,

Billy X. Curmano

billyx@ridge-runner.com
http://www.billyx.net
Art Works USA
27979 County Road 17
Winona , MN 55987
1.507.452.1598

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41. Ligorano Reese, FF Alumns, in Washington, DC, thru Oct. 26, and more

The State of Things
Democratic National Convention
Denver , CO
August 28, 2008
Republican National Convention
St Paul , MN
September 1, 2008
http://www.voices4democracy.org Close Encounters: Facing the Future
American University Museum at the Katzen Center
September 13–October 26, 2008
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington , DC 20016-8031
http://www.american.edu/cas/katzen/museum/2008sept_close.cfm

Democracy in America
Creative Time
September 21 TO 27, 2008
Opening - September 21st, 12-2 PM With beer by Grolsch and cocktails by Campari
The Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue (between
66th and 67th)
http://www.creativetime.org/programs/archive/2008/democracy/convergence.php

Party HQ
September 26 – November 4, 2008
Opening Sept. 25, 6-8 PM
Pratt Manhattan Gallery
144 West 14 St
NY , NY 10011
http://www.partyheadquarters.org/partyheadquarters2.html

Ours: Democracy in the Age of Branding
Online exhibition
Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons
October 15, 2008-January 30, 2009.
http://www.newschool.edu/johnsondesigncenter

Say Goodbye to…
Clifford Art Gallery
Colgate University, Hamilton, New York
October 15 – December 12, 2008
Vote Obama Tshirts (mens & womens)
New from PureproductsUSA
Available now
http://www.pureproductsusa.com

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42. Stefanie Trojan, FF Alumn, at Galerie Royal, Munich, Germany, Oct. 2-5

2nd/3rd October
Ich beneide Sie
Stefanie Trojan_Performance
Galerie Royal, Munich

At:

ART.FAIR 21
Fair for contemporary art
3rd.-5th October 2008

EXPO XXI
Gladbacher Wall 5
50670 Cologne
Galerie Royal
Luisenstr. 66
D-80798 München
+49 (0)89 85 69 91 51
+49 (0)179 594 51 30
www.galerieroyal.de
neue_post@galerieroyal.de

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43. Robert Flynt, FF Alumn, fall news 2008

Please excuse the mass self-promotional format - but the almost-annual website update has been accomplished and I hope you will have a chance to check out the revised "recent work"

(http://www.robertflynt.com/recent.html) and "collaborations"
(http://www.robertflynt.com/collaboration.html) sections.
Any thoughts or comments are always appreciated.

Upcoming events include an installation oriented exhibition opening November 7 at Haven Arts Center in the Bronx (http://havenarts.org/) and a new collaborative dance/photo project with Pavel Zustiak (http://palissimo.com/), "Weddings and Beheadings", which will premier at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, March 11-15, 2009. This year's project, "Body-Scan", with Benoit Lachambre and Su-Feh Lee, will be performed at the Pompidou Center in Paris, March 25-28, and in Montreal at the end of May. Further information and tour dates should be announced soon (parbleux.qc.ca/). Further into 2009, I am honored to have been awarded a Bogliasco Foundation residency (http://bfny.org/) in April/May.

Best wishes

Robert Flynt
www.robertflynt.com

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44. Robbin Ami Silverberg, FF Alumn, at Axis Gallery, Brooklyn, Sept. 26

Friends: After 5 years, our non-profit organization, Alma on Dobbin Inc., will finally open a gallery & project room called “Space on Dobbin”. Axis Gallery, which was in Chelsea for ten years, has joined Alma and the merger of our efforts promises an exciting roster of events. We look forward to seeing you here and hope you might consider becoming involved in Alma and its activities!! Yours, Robbin Ami Silverberg (FF Alumn)

András Böröcz

Louise McCagg
Lisa Brittan
Gary Van Wyck
AXIS GALLERY
ALMA ON DOBBIN
SPACE ON DOBBIN

To celebrate the completion of our new space on Dobbin Street, in Williamsburg, please join us for:

“DISCOURSES OF A DRUID”

Willem Boshoff
The artist discusses his work in images and words.
7- 8 pm, Friday, September 26, 2008
50-52 Dobbin Street

Brooklyn , NY 11222
RSVP: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
info@axisgallery.com <mailto:info@axisgallery.com> or 212-741-2582

Axis Gallery
Tel: 212-741-2582 <
info@axisgallery.com
axisgallery@aol.com
50-52 Dobbin Street
Brooklyn , NY 11222

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45. Susana Cook, FF Alumn, at Old Patterson Theater, Baltimore, MD, Oct. 3-4

Susana Cook will be presenting her new show in Baltimore.

THE FURY OF THE GODS

An exercise in Pop Blasphemy, by Homo-Genius An ecclesiastical experiment in Heathenism A sharp, biting satire that skewers the Sacred

Written, Directed and Performed by Susana Cook

Friday October 3rd and Saturday October 4th at 8pm At The Creative Alliance at The Old Patterson Theater, at the corner of East and Eastern in Highlandtown.

3134 Eastern Avenue. Baltimore
http://www.charmcitykittyclub.com/show.html
http://www.susanacook.com

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46. China Blue, FF Alumn, at AC, Manhattan, thru Oct. 18

AC [ Direct ]
547 West 27th St, #519 New York, NY 10001
Thurs: 12-8pm, Fri-Sat: 12-5pm

AQUA ALTA
China Blue
September 25-October 18, Opening September 27, 2008, 4:00-6:00pm

"Aqua Alta," is exhibiting currently at the AC [Direct] in New York City and at OPEN XI, in San Servolo, Venice, Italy in conjunction with the architecture biennale. China Blue's concurrent installation echoes the ebb and flow of water on our planet. The same water that washes the canals of Venice breaks at the feet of the Statue of Liberty. It rises up and rains down. It is ordinary as it is threatening. China Blue has captured the aural properties water as it rushes around the canals of Venice and heads elsewhere on the planet. Listen.

In San Servolo "Aqua Alta" is positioned in a portico of the Benedictine monastery. Exhibiting this work in the open space against the historical backdrop of a stunning example of medieval architecture, and simultaneously in the centrally located, urban gallery in the Chelsea section of New York City, effectively invokes thoughts on global warming and the impact of rising waters on not only on Venice but all of our coastal cities and cultural repositories around the world.

"Aqua Alta" – a Sound Installation: The installation submerges the listener in the sounds and the effect of the water of and on Venice. Created for this work were a number of water's edge and underwater recordings that were collected with sophisticated scientific recording devices including hydrophone arrays and seismic microphones (geophones). Recordings were made of the structural creaks of the gondolas and sounds of water flowing around and under them as they float through the lagoon, splashes and deep wave sounds of water lapping on the buildings and stairways at the water's edge, and by dropping hydrophones into various areas of the lagoon, the sounds of the sea life. This is the recorded material that was used as the compositional bases for "Aqua Alta." The sound tracks of both above and below the water line have been post-processed to create a sense of rising and falling of the sound field, thus mimicking both the natural effects of the tides and, overall, the slow envelopment of the sounds in air by the aquatic acoustics as the waters rise represents the dangers to Venice of global-warming induced changes to the aquatic environment.

About the Artist: China Blue is an internationally exhibiting artist who pursues the intersection of sound and architecture. She is an adjunct professor and fellow at Brown University in the United States. Her work has been shown, galleries and non-profit spaces in Finland, Sweden, France and the US. She has shown at OPENXI in Venice Italy, the Melbourne International Arts Festival in Australia and the Armory Fair in New York. Her work has been reviewed by the New York Times, Art in America, Art Forum, artCritical, NY Arts to name a few. She has been interviewed by France 3 (TV), for the film "Com-mu-nity" produced by the Architecture Institute of America and was the featured artist for the 2006 annual meeting of the Acoustic Society of America.

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47. Greely Myatt, FF Alumn, at NP40, The Netherlands, thru Oct. 25

While I’m in the Netherlands for the Heartland exhibition at the Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, Eric invited Pinkney and I to show at NP40. Hope ya’ll are well, Greely

Kunstruimte NP40
Middenweg 22 Amsterdam
presents:
us
Pinkney Herbert
drawings
Cause and Effect
Greely Myatt
installation: The Blind Leading The Blind
Memphis USA
opening: Sunday 5th October, from 15.00 hrs - 17.00 hrs
exhibition from October 5th until October 25th
opening hours: Friday and Saturday 14.00-17.00hrs and by appointment
Middenweg 22 Amsterdam
phone: 06-444 444 76
phone: 06-131 753 62
@ kunstruimteNP40@versatel.nl <x-msg://28/kunstruimteNP40@versatel.nl>
web site: NP40 <http://www.ericknoote.nl/np40/np40.html>
KunstruimteNP40 is a initiative off T. H. van Dee en E. Knoote

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48. Deborah Garwood, FF Alumn, at Berlitz, Manhattan, Oct. 1

Opening Reception, Deborah Garwood, " Spain: Spring Sketchbook, 2008"

Wed Oct 1 6pm – 8pm

(Timezone: Eastern Time)

Berlitz Language Center Gallery, 40 West 51st St., New York, NY

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49. Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa, FF Alumn, at San Francisco LGB Community Center, CA, October 4

Join Hands at “Love in Motion” and Benefit Let California Ring

Marriage Equality Fundraiser Promises Lively Performances, Sumptuous Treats and Decadent View

San Francisco, Calif. —September 15, 2008—Local performance and video artists, Heather Cox-Carducci and Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa (www.devilbunny.org), today announced the upcoming event, “Love in Motion,” a marriage equality fundraiser to benefit Let California Ring, a public education campaign that believes lesbian and gay Californians deserve the freedom to marry the person they love.

Gathering a group of cutting-edge performances, including Urban Folk Music Project by Khalil Anthony (www.myspace.com/urbanfolkmusicproject), Queer Cheer by host artists (Heather and Gigi), “Way to Go LezBro” by Brynn Gelbard (www.myspace.com/lezbros) and music by DJ Kinetic of Drift (www.myspace.com/Drift_SF), the event vows to provide vivacious entertainment as well as delicious hors d'oeuvres and beverages.

Saturday October 4th, 2008
6:00—9:00 p.m.
Performances start at 7:15pm
The San Francisco LGBT Community Center
1800 Market Street @ Octav
ia
Ceremonial Room and Roof Top / 4th floor
415-865-5555

To Attend: $15 minimum donation (tax deductible)

Generous supporters include 21st Amendment Brewery, (a)eromestiza, Bi-Rite Market, Colour Drop, Drift, Blue Ice Vodka, Frey Winery, Gold's Gym Castro, The Harrison Team of Sotheby’s International Realty, Leslie Brody of Luscious Catering, Cheerleading Costumes by Marilyn Yu, NCLR, San Francisco LGBT Community Center, Dara Sklar, SpaceSuperStar, Trader Joe's SOMA.

Donations to this event are tax deductible and all proceeds will go to Let California Ring, a project of Equality California. Let California Ring is a public education campaign that believes lesbian and gay Californians deserve the freedom to marry the person they love. More info at www.letcaliforniaring.org.

Press Contacts:
Gigi Otalvaro-Hormillosa
415-699-4167
aeromestiza@sbcglobal.net
Heather Cox-Carducci
415-235-9091
hcox@pacunion.com

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50. Andre Stitt, FF Alumn, at Spacex, UK, Oct. 4-Nov. 29

4 October - 29 November 2008

Substance

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, André Stitt is considered one of Europe's foremost performance and interdisciplinary artists. He has worked as an experimental artist since 1976 creating hundreds of unique works at major galleries, festivals, alternative venues and specific sites throughout the world. His work has been presented at the Venice Biennial, 2005; The Drawing Centre, New York, 2006; and Artspace, Sydney, 2007.

This solo exhibition will explore the hidden narratives that inform the artist's public demonstrations through the reconstitution and recontextualisation of artworks including prints, drawings, objects and materials processed and running parallel with his public presence as a performance artist. These artworks are stocked with the stained, battered souvenirs of encounter, redolent of bodily contact and involvement, and they represent an insight into the artist's process. These works question and reveal concerns that delight and celebrate a symbiotic relationship between the private and public.

A new publication will accompany the exhibition.

www.spacex.org.uk

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51. Lisa Kron, Edward Albee, FF Alumns, in the New York Times, Sept. 22

The September 22, 2008 New York Times published the following report under “Footnotes”

“Lisa Kron (“Well”) will be the host for Monday night’s fourth annual New York Innovative Theater Awards, honoring achievement in Off Off Broadway theater. Edward Albee, Olympia Dukakis, and the choreographer Rob Ashford (“Curtains:” are among those scheduled to present awards at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s Haft Auditorium (nyitawards.com)

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52. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, at apexart, Manhattan, October 2

PUBLIC PROGRAM
Thursday, October 2, 2008
6-9 pm

Join Harley Spiller, collector and curator of apexart’s current exhibition SCRAWL, in conversation with Jem Cohen, Dr. Bonnie Kaufman, Melissa Rachleff-Burtt and Luc Sante as they attempt to shed light on the subject of SCRAWL, from a variety of professions and expertise. Including a screening of Jem Cohen’s film Lost Book Found.

Jem Cohen is a New York-based filmmaker

Dr. Bonnie S. Kaufman is associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and a staff psychoanalyst at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research

Melissa Rachleff-Burtt is on the faculty of Parsons/The New School for Design, is a contributing writer for Exposure, a journal of photography, and works as a program officer at the New York State Council on the Arts

Luc Sante is a New York-based writer

Harley Spiller is the administrator of the Franklin Furnace archives, a museum educator, collector and curator

Please join us.

All events are open to the public and free. Reservations are not taken. Please arrive early to ensure admittance.

apexart
291 Church Street , NYC, 10013
t. 212 431 5270
www.apexart.org
Directions: A, C, E, N, R, W, Q, J, M, Z, 6 to Canal or 1 to Franklin.

apexart's exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller


Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.
80 Arts - The James E. Davis Arts Building
80 Hanson Place #301
Brooklyn NY 11217-1506 U.S.A.
Tel: 718-398-7255
Fax: 718-398-7256
http://www.franklinfurnace.org
mail@franklinfurnace.org

Martha Wilson, Founding Director
Michael Katchen, Senior Archivist
Harley Spiller, Administrator
Angel Nevarez, Program Coordinator
Susie Tofte, Project Cataloguer
Judith L. Woodward, Financial Manager