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Contents for February 02, 2009

1. Beatriz da Costa, LAPD, Taylor Mac, neuroTransmitter, FF Alumns, receive
Creative Capital grants, 2009
2. Linda Stein, FF Member, at The Art Club, Manhattan, Feb. 3
3. Babs Reingold, Guerilla Girls, FF Alumns, at Rutgers University, NJ, Feb.
4. Donna Henes, Yana Kraeva, FF Alumns, now on youtube.com
5. Sabrina Jones, FF Alumn, at New York Comic Con, Manhattan, Feb. 7, and more
6. Rashaad Newsome, FF Alumn, at The Kitchen, Manhattan, Feb. 12-13
7. Laure Drogoul, FF Alumn, at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore,
MD, thru March 15
8. Stephanie Brody Lederman, Joyce Kozloff, FF Alumns in On The Issues magazine
9. Robert Mapplethorpe, Karen Finley, Joseph Kosuth, at Univ. of
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Feb. 12-13
10. Donna Henes, Daile Kaplan, FF Alumns, at The Brooklyn Musuem, Feb. 22
11. Martin Kippenberger, FF Alumn, in Artforum magazine
12. Sonja Hindkjaer, FF Alumn, launches new website design at www.hindkjaer.com
13. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at Gallatin School, Manhattan, Feb. 12
14. Veronica Vera, FF Alumn, at Anthology Film Archives, Manhattan, Feb. 26
15. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, in Berlin, Feb. 5-15
16. Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumn, at PPOW Gallery, Manhattan, opening Feb. 21, and more
17. Pamela Sneed, FF Alumn, publishes new book, KONG and Other Works


1. Beatriz da Costa, LAPD, Taylor Mac, neuroTransmitter, FF Alumns, receive
Creative Capital grants, 2009

Creative Capital Announces 2009 Artists
January 8, 2009

More than $2.5 million in grants and services is committed to artist

Creative Capital, the national organization that supports individual
artists, announces the recipients of its 2009 grants. Initial awards of
$10,000 have been made to 41 projects in emerging fields, innovative
literature and performing arts. These projects represent 61 artists across
the country working individually and in collaboration. Each project becomes
eligible for additional funds of as much as $50,000 over the course of the
organization's multi-year commitment.

Artists also participate in Creative Capital's distinctive Artist Services
Program valued at $25,000 per artist. This program offers artists
skills-building assistance in areas such as fundraising, networking,
marketing, and strategic planning with the goal of advancing both their
projects and their careers. So far Creative Capital has devoted more than $7
million to the Artists Services Program and has served more than 400 artists
in its ten-year history.

The panelists who chose the 16 emerging fields projects were Sarah Cook
(CRUMB/Eyebeam, New York, NY); Steve Dietz (ZERO1, San Jose, CA); Susan
Kennard (Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada); Gunalan Nadarajan (Maryland
Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD); Paul Vanouse (Creative Capital
artist, Buffalo, NY); and emerging fields lead program consultant Pamela
Winfrey (The Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA).

The panelists who chose the six innovative literature projects were Jeffrey
Renard Allen (Creative Capital artist, New York, NY); lead program
consultant for innovative literature Ethan Nosowsky (Graywolf Press, New
York, NY); Robert Polito (New School, New York, NY); Matthew Stadler (Clear
Cut Press, Portland, OR); Suzanna Tamminen (Wesleyan University Press,
Middletown, CT); and Diane Williams (NOON, New York, NY).

The panelists who chose the 19 performing arts projects were Tamara Alvarado
(1stACT Silicon Valley, San Jose, CA); Philip Bither (Walker Art Center,
Minneapolis, MN); Grisha Coleman (Creative Capital artist, Tempe, AZ); lead
program consultant for performing arts Boo Froebel (Lincoln Center Festival,
New York, NY); George Lugg (REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA); and Ruth Waalkes
(Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, College
Park, MD).

Creative Capital's director of grants and services, Sean Elwood, served on
all three panels, which were moderated by Ruby Lerner, president of Creative

Selected from 2,068 applications, the funded projects come from across the
country. Creative Capital artists now represent 29 states in total. About
the new class of grantees, Lerner said, "The breadth of ideas and issues
that these projects address confirms that American artists are rising above
global uncertainty and unsettlement, propelled by the spirit of invention.
These artists are each reinventing the world they live in, and as their
projects come to life I think we can expect their influence to ripple

Foundation Update
With these awards, Creative Capital's roster of artist projects grows to
324. In 2008 the foundation issued 41 grants in film/video and visual arts.
Many of those grantees attended Creative Capital's Artist Retreat in July
2008, the kickoff event of the Artist Services Program. Through the grant
program and its Professional Development Program (a series of public
workshops for artists held nationwide), Creative Capital has now served more
than 2,500 artists.

About Creative Capital
Ten years ago, Creative Capital embarked on a mission to reinvent the
existing model of arts philanthropy, to construct a new paradigm, and to
fulfill the specific needs of the country's most innovative artists. Today,
it is the premier national artist support organization, committed to the
principle that time and advisory services are as crucial to artistic success
as funding. Over the lives of its funded projects, Creative Capital provides
artists with a flexible program of multi-faceted, sequential support and
partners with them to determine how those targeted funds and services can
best work in concert to progress towards the grantees' own goals. Since its
founding in 1999, the organization has committed more than $14 million in
financial support and services to 324 projects representing 411 artists. A
complete list of grantees, profiles of funded projects, and up-to-date grant
cycle information can be found online at the foundation's website at

Sustaining support for Creative Capital is currently provided by The Andy
Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The
TOBY Fund, The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, The Ford Foundation, The
James Irvine Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The Emily Hall
Tremaine Foundation, and more than 100 other foundations and individuals.


Emerging Fields 2009

Matthew Coolidge, Center for Land Use Interpretation (Culver City, CA) New
American Land Museum

Cesar Cornejo (Tampa, FL) Architecture
Puno Museum of Contemporary Art

James Coupe (Seattle, WA) Digital Arts
Surveillance Suite

Beatriz da Costa (Long Beach, CA) Digital Arts
Stories of the Rodent

eteam (Queens, NY) Interdisciplinary
Franziska Lamprecht and Hajoe Moderegger
Open Source Grabeland

Futurefarmers (San Francisco, CA) Interdisciplinary
Local Landscape Campus (L.L.C.)

Catherine Herdlick (San Francisco, CA) Gaming
The Cowgirl Way Society

Shih Chieh Huang (New York, NY) Interdisciplinary

Lisa Jevbratt (Santa Barbara, CA) Interdisciplinary

Jae Rhim Lee (Cambridge, MA) Interdisciplinary
N=0=Infinity, Infinity Mushroom

neuroTransmitter (Queens, NY) Interdisciplinary
Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere
Empire MHz

Richard Pell (Pittsburgh, PA) Interdisciplinary
Institute for Post Natural Studies

Stephanie Rothenberg (Buffalo, NY) New Genres
Best Practices

Mark Shepard (Brooklyn, NY) New Genres
Sentient City Survival Kit

Karolina Sobecka (Brooklyn, NY) Design
Amateur Human

Sam Van Aken (Portland, ME) New Genres
I Am Here Today. . .

Innovative Literature 2009

Paul Beatty (New York, NY) Fiction

Kenny Fries (Toronto, ON, Canada) Nonfiction
Genkan: Entries into Japan

Ben Marcus (New York, NY) Fiction
Children, Cover Your Eyes!

Bernadette Mayer (East Nassau, NY) Poetry
The Faces That Launched A Thousand Ships

Rebecca Solnit (San Francisco, CA) Nonfiction
Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas

Deb Olin Unferth (Lawrence, KS) Fiction
Natural Citizens

Performing Arts 2009

Byron Au Yong (Seattle, WA) and Aaron Jafferis (New Haven, CT) Opera
Stuck Elevator: The Super-Heroic Stationary Journey of Mind Kuang Chen

Victor D. Cartagena, Roberto Gutierrez Varea, Violeta Luna, David Molina and
Antigone Trimis (San Francisco, CA) Performance Art
BORDER TRIP / TRIP de la frontera

Nora Chipaumire (Brooklyn, NY) Interdisciplinary
The Thomas Mapfumo Project, or lions will roar, swans will fly, angels will
wrestle heaven, rains will break: gukurahundi

Steve Cuiffo, (New York, NY) Trey Lyford (New York, NY) and Geoffrey Sobelle
(Philadelphia, PA)
Theater Next Stop: Amazingland

Lisa D'amour (Brooklyn, NY) and Katie Pearl (Austin, TX) Interdisciplinary
How To Build A Forest

Chris M. Green (Brooklyn, NY) Interdisciplinary
Ultra-Local Sublime

Miguel Gutierrez (Brooklyn, NY) Dance

Robert Farid Karimi (Minneapolis, MN) Spoken Word
The Cooking Show con Karimi y Comrades: Diabetes of Democracy

Zoe Keating and Jeffrey Rusch (Camp Meeker, CA) Experimental Music
The Musician's Mind's Eye: A Synaesthetic Experience of 'One Cello x 16'

Heidi Latsky Dance (New York, NY) Dance

Young Jean Lee (Brooklyn, NY) Theater
King Lear

Los Angeles Poverty Department (Los Angeles, CA) Interdisciplinary
Henriette Broüwers, Kevin Michael Key, John Malpede and Pamela Miller-Macias
History of Incarceration

Taylor Mac (New York, NY) Theater
The Lily's Revenge

Barak Marshall (Los Angeles, CA), Tamir Muskat (Tel Aviv, Israel) and
Margalit Oved (Los Angeles, CA) Experimental Music Performance
Symphony of Tin Cans

David Neumann and Richard Sylvarnes (Brooklyn, NY) Interdisciplinary
OH NO NATURE (or, Blaming on his Boots the Fault of his Feet)

Ken Nintzel (New York, NY) Interdisciplinary
You Are Here

Tere O'Connor (New York, NY) Dance

Tommy Smith and Reggie Watts (Brooklyn, NY) Interdisciplinary
Reggie Watts: Transition

Deke Weaver (Champaign, IL) Interdisciplinary
The Unreliable Bestiary


2. Linda Stein, FF Member, at The Art Club, Manhattan, Feb. 3

Have Art: Will Travel!
Flomenhaft Gallery
Tabla Rasa Gallery
Third Wave Foundation
Astraea Foundation
Shirley Chisolm Center
Brooklyn College Feminist Studies
Alliance for Changing Men
cordially invite you to join a discussion on
Masculinity/Femininity (Part I)
Linda Stein, Feminist Activist Sculptor
and Rob Okun, Editor of Voice Male Magazine
with reception and sculptural performance by
Pilobolus dancer, Josie M. Coyoc
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
6 - 8:30 pm
The Art Club
100 Reade Street
Tribeca, Manhattan
Limited Seating: Kindly respond by email to
212. 964. 6007
Bet. West Broadway & Church St. (Reade is one block north of Chambers St.)
Subways: A, C to Chambers St.; R, W to City Hall;
1, 2, 3 to Chambers St.; or 4, 5, 6 to Brooklyn Bridge


3. Babs Reingold, Guerilla Girls, FF Alumns, at Rutgers University, NJ, Feb.

Hi All,
I will be showing a portion of "Fallout: Beauty Lost and Found" in this
See you at the show!

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY - The State University of New Jersey
invites you to attend the opening reception of our four new exhibitions
5pm - 7pm, Thursday February 5, 2009

"Hysteria: Past Yet Present"
Paul Robeson Main Gallery
February 5 - April 9, 2009

Beth B
Jennifer DUDLEY
Carson FOX
Guerilla Girls
Georgette MANIATIS
Jennifer MAZZA
Cindy REHM


4. Donna Henes, Yana Kraeva, FF Alumns, now on youtube.com

Dear friends,

Thanks for all your well wishes for this amazing event.
And thanks for all the inquiries afterwards as to how it went. Well, see for
your self!

And a million thanks to Yana Kraeva for a fabulous video.



All blessings to a bright new beginning for us all.

xxMama Donna


5. Sabrina Jones, FF Alumn, at New York Comic Con, Manhattan, Feb. 7, and

Dear friends,
The hoopla over the publication of Isadora Duncan: A Graphic Biography
continues with three events this month.
Please join me for any or all of them.

a panel at the New York Comic Con - Sat. 2/7/09 11am . an exhibit and dance
at Dance New Amsterdam -- Mon. 2/9/09 7pm . a talk at McNally Jackson
bookstore - Thurs. 2/19/09 7pm

Details below:

Saturday February 7th, 11 am
Telling A Story With Imagined Pictures
Panel discussion with slides from non fiction comics creators Sabrina Jones,
Dan Goldman, George O'Connor, and Mike Dawson.
New York Comic Con, Room 1A18 at the Javitz Center Book signing at 12 noon
at the First Second Books, booth #1408.

Monday February 9th, 7pm
Isadora Goes Downtown -- A Multi Media Experience 7pm Exhibit Opening:
Original drawings from Isadora Duncan: A Graphic Biography and historic
images from the Isadora Duncan Foundation.
7:30pm Slide Show and Dance Performance
Sabrina Jones introduces Isadora with a slide show from the graphic
Lori Belilove of the Isadora Duncan Dance Company and the junior company,
The Beliloveables, will perform highlights from Duncan 's repertory.
Books available for sale & signing.
DNA Gallery, 2nd floor, Dance New Amsterdam 280 Broadway (entrance at 53
Chambers St) NYC Exhibit will be up through March 1st.

Thursday, February 19th, 7pm
Author/Editor Series: Sabrina Jones talks with Thomas LeBien McNally Jackson
52 Prince St. (b/t Lafayette & Mulberry) New York, NY 10012 Our
Author/Editor series brings writers and editors together for conversations
about the work and the process of creation. Sabrina Jones has drawn feminist
and modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan in this unique graphic biography.
Thomas LeBien is the editor behind Hill and Wang's graphic nonfiction line,
including The 9/11 Report, Ronald Reagan, and Students for a Democratic
Society. The author and editor will discuss the challenges and possibilities
of graphic nonfiction, with a slideshow accompaniment.

You are just a click away from buying my book:



6. Rashaad Newsome, FF Alumn, at The Kitchen, Manhattan, Feb. 12-13

Press Contact: Blake Zidell & Associates
tel: 718.643.9052
fax: 718.643.9502
For Immediate Release
The Kitchen presents Kalup Linzy's Comedy, Tragedy, Sketches of Me
and Rashaad Newsome's Shade Compositions
Double bill of new works will be performed Thursday and Friday, February 12
and 13
New York, NY, January 29, 2009-The Kitchen presents a double bill featuring
Kalup Linzy and Rashaad Newsome on Thursday and Friday, February 12 and 13.
Linzy's new solo work, Comedy, Tragedy, Sketches of Me, continues his
satirical interrogation of cultural phenomena, pulling from his
ever-expanding cast of riotous characters to debut a live solo musical and
theatrical performance accompanied by video projections. Newsome's Shade
Compositions, commissioned by The Kitchen, is a live performance with a
chorus of over twenty black women and live video mixing. The piece is
heavily influenced by orchestral music. Curated by Rashida Bumbray,
performances will begin at 8:00 P.M. at The Kitchen (512 West 19th Street).
Tickets are $10.

In Comedy, Tragedy, Sketches of Me, Linzy explores relationships between
race, class, gender, sexuality and pop culture via satires of narrative
format and the melodrama of daytime television soap operas. In this new
piece, Linzy focuses on the very early stages of the development of his art,
particularly on the role his home and family played. As a child, he made up
soap operas in his room. In this piece, Linzy's set is a take on that
childhood bedroom. There is a dresser lined with wigs, which he uses to
personify each character in the monologues he performs. To further emphasize
the influence of his beginnings, Linzy includes footage from his hometown of
Stuckey, FL. In his newly commissioned work, Shade Compositions, Rashaad
Newsome divides the chorus into groups akin to instrumental sections. They
perform his choreographed sound score, which is made up of repeated
sequences of culturally specific or stereotypical gestures and
vocalizations, like two snaps and a neck twist-movements which display a
dismissive response. Simultaneously, he records, loops, edits and remixes in
real-time the audio and video documentation of the performers using a hacked
Nintendo® WiiT game controller. The resulting layers of real and projected
imagery investigate constructions of identity in mainstream media and
popular culture. Designer Kai Kuhne has provided clothing for the piece.
Indra Salon is providing hair styling.

About the Artists
Kalup Linzy is a New York-based video and performance artist best known for
a series of video art pieces satirizing the tone and narrative approach of
television soap opera. Linzy performs most of the characters himself, many
in drag, and also performs on stage using many of the same characters. Linzy
has exhibited his work at P.S.1 Contemporary Arts Center, Long Island City,
NY; The Hayward Gallery, London; and Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de
Paris. In 2005, he received a grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany
Foundation. More recently, Linzy was named a Guggenheim Fellow for
2007-2008. Exhibitions in 2008 include a retrospective of video works at the
Moore Space in Miami; Laughing in a Foreign Language at the Hayward Gallery,
London; the Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Visual Art;
Prospect 1, New Orleans; and inclusion in 30 Americans at the Rubell Family
Collection. Linzy is represented by Taxter & Spengemann in New York. In
2003, Linzy graduated from the MFA program at the University of South
Florida and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture video
art workshop.

Visual and performance artist Rashaad Newsome, born in New Orleans, received
a BA in Art History from Tulane University. After moving to New York, he
studied Film and Digital Post Production at Film Video Arts. Newsome's work
investigates the notion of cultural symbols and how they form and evolve.
Utilizing the equalizing tool of sampling, he crafts compositions that walk
the line between identity politics and abstraction. His work has been seen
internationally at venues including Aljira Center for Contemporary Art,
Newark, NJ; K.U.E.L., Berlin; Glassbox Gallery, Paris; Ingalls & Associates
Gallery, Miami; DUMBO Arts Center, Brooklyn; The Project Gallery, New York
City; Rush Arts Gallery, New York City; Veletrzni Palace, Prague; Centre
pour Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, and Fondation Cartier,
Paris. His awards include a Van Lier Residency, Harvestworks, New York City;
a SVA/LMCC Visiting Artist Award, SVA, New York City; LMCC's Workspace
Artist Residency Program, New York City; the Location 1 International
Residency Program, New York City; a BCAT/Rotunda Gallery Joint Multimedia
Residency, New York City; a Franklin Furnace Grant for Performance Art,
Franklin Furnace Fund, New York City; a l'Entreprise Culturelle Artist in
Residence, Paris; and being the Harvestworks Artist in Residence, New York
Funding Credits
This presentation is made possible with public funds from the New York City
Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a
state agency. The Kitchen's presentation of Kalup Linzy's performance also
is made possible with generous support from The Greenwall Foundation.
Rashaad Newsome's Shade Compositions is made possible by a co-commission by
The Kitchen and Harvestworks' 2009 Van Lier Residency.

The Kitchen is one of New York City's oldest nonprofit performance and
exhibition spaces, showing experimental work by innovative artists, both
emerging and established. Programs range from dance, music, and theatrical
performances to video and media arts exhibitions to literary events, film
screenings, and artists' talks. Since its inception in 1971, The Kitchen has
been a powerful force in shaping the cultural landscape of this country and
has helped launch the careers of many artists who have gone on to worldwide
Box Office Information:
212.255.5793 ext. 11
Tue-Sat, 2-6pm
The Kitchen
512 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011


7. Laure Drogoul, FF Alumn, at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore,
MD, thru March 15

First large scale retrospective of the work of Laure Drogoul

BALTIMORE.- Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) presents Follies,
Predicaments, and Other Conundrums: The Works of Laure Drogoul, the first
large-scale retrospective of Rinehart School of Sculpture graduate Laure
Drogoul '81, Friday, Jan. 30-Sunday, March 15 in the College's Decker and
Meyerhoff galleries in Fox Building, 1303 Mount Royal Ave., and its new BBOX
performance space in the Gateway, 1600 Mount Royal Ave. An opening reception
takes place Friday, Jan. 30, 5-8 p.m.

Drogoul, a Baltimore-based interdisciplinary artist and self-described
"cultural crackpot and cabaretist," makes participatory and sensorial works
that are articulated through sculpture, installation, performance, and
Web-based media. Her process involves collection and observation of the
body's sensory connection to place and memory.

The artist's highly interactive works break down physical barriers
traditionally associated with the visual arts, not only bringing viewers
into active participation with each piece but, in some cases, inviting them
to become an integral part of the art itself. This major solo exhibition of
her performative and interactive works, including two new pieces, was
conceived by its curator, Exhibitions Department Director Gerald Ross, and
organized and produced in partnership with students in MICA's Exhibition
Development Seminar.

Follies, Predicaments, and Other Conundrums: The Works of Laure Drogoul is a
sideshow arrangement revealing the artist's examination of the fragility and
beauty of the human condition. The exhibition includes Drogoul's enormous
plywood framed, paper mached, and hand painted "follies," each one a
reflection of Baltimore's unique essence which Drogoul extracts and aptly
injects straight into her work. Drogoul also brings to MICA her signature
performance, music, dance, film, and video series, The 14Karat Cabaret.
Created in 1989 with Maryland Art Place, The 14Karat Cabaret has since
become a Baltimore cultural institution during this exhibition, will move
from its -moreFollies, longtime home on Saratoga Street to the College's new
BBOX performance space. Follies, Predicaments, and Other Conundrums also
features Drogoul's ongoing Olfactory Factory, an examination of smell
perception and geography, and Apparatus for Orchestral Knitting, an
interactive knitting audio performance.

Drogoul received a BFA from Tyler School of Art and MFA from MICA's Rinehart
School of Sculpture. Drogoul has received Maryland State and Baltimore City
Art Awards, Franklin Furnace Fund Awards for Performance Art and a Mid
Atlantic Artist as a Catalyst Award to design an interactive exhibit at the
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. In 2004 she was the recipient of a US/Japan
Creative Artist Fellowship - a joint program established in 1979 between the
Japan-US Friendship Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. In
2006, Drogoul was the inaugural winner of the prestigious Janet and Walter
Sondheim Prize - an award granted to a visual artist working in the region.
She has exhibited and performed throughout the United States and appeared
internationally in solo exhibitions in Asia and Russia.

"In Follies, we have an opportunity to explore an extraordinary artist, her
influential role in Baltimore's art scene, and how that scene and the
essence of what is Baltimore-quirky, spooky, slightly offbeat, and darkly
comical-is infused and reflected in her work," said Gerald Ross, MICA's
Director of Exhibitions and Follies curator. "We are grateful for Laure
Drogoul's openness and artistic generosity in making it possible to organize
such a dramatic and diverse collection for this exhibition."

MICA's Exhibition Development Seminar students, under the instruction of
MICA faculty Glenn Shrum '08 and guidance of Gerald Ross and professional
mentors, have helped curate and design the exhibition, as well as develop a
full slate of performances and community programs. The students have also
designed promotional materials, catalog, and a Web site,

"It has been a pleasure to collaborate with the MICA students on this
exhibition," Drogoul said. "I have regularly met with the EDS teams to
discuss my visual language--including my shift from earlier theatricality
and spectacle to actually engaging viewers to contribute and become part of
it--and how to best utilize the College's galleries and its new performance

Follies, Predicaments, and Other Conundrums: The Works of Laure Drogoul and
the exhibition's educational programs and catalogue were made possible
through generous support from the Friends of the Exhibition Development
Seminar. MICA's galleries, which are free and open to the public, are open
Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.


8. Stephanie Brody Lederman, Joyce Kozloff, FF Alumns in On The Issues

The latest issue of On The Issues: a magazine of critical independent
thinking, features artwork of FF alumn, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, and
artists Barbara Rachko, Joyce Kozloff, Carter Hodgkin. Brody-Lederman's work
is used in conjunction with a poetry feature, The Poet's Eye, which features
poets: Marge Piecy, Diane Lockwood, Lois Rosen and Annie Finch.



9. Robert Mapplethorpe, Karen Finley, Joseph Kosuth, at Univ. of
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Feb. 12-13

Imperfect Moments: Mapplethorpe and Censorship Twenty Years Later

February 12-13, 2009

Institute of Contemporary Art,
University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative
at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

Two decades ago, the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of
Pennsylvania organized Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment. The
traveling retrospective was curated by Janet Kardon, who was the ICA
Director from 1979 to 1989 and who organized many pioneering exhibitions for
the institution. The show fell victim to public outcry against government
sponsorship of "obscene" art when Washington's Corcoran Gallery of Art
canceled its stop on the tour for fear of negative repercussions, especially
its possible impact on NEA appropriations. The Corcoran's decision sparked a
controversial national debate: Should tax dollars support the arts? Who
decides what is "obscene" or "offensive" in public exhibitions? And if art
can be considered free speech, is it a violation of the First Amendment to
revoke federal funding on grounds of obscenity? To this day, these questions
remain very much at issue.

The United States continues to have no clear or official cultural policy;
the federal government does not grant fellowships to individual artists; and
obscenity-based censorship persists, along with other content-based
restrictions. Co-presented by the Institute of Contemporary Art and the
Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage,
this two-day symposium commemorating the 20th anniversary of Mapplethorpe's
exhibition brings together world-renowned artists, critics, and scholars to
examine the legacy of the culture wars of the 1990s on the arts in the
United States, as well as the issues that artists and art institutions face

Thursday, February 12
Meyerson Hall B1, 201 South 34th Street @ 5:30pm

Introduction: Janet Kardon

1989: The Perfect Moment
Judith Tannenbaum

Keynote: Mapplethorpe's Beauty
David Joselit

Performance: Patti Smith

Friday, February 13
Annenberg School 110, 3620 Walnut Street

Introduction . 9:45am
Claudia Gould and Paula Marincola

1989: Battleground Year . 10am
Michael Brenson

Panel: Artists -The Question of Freedom . 10:30am-12:30pm
Moderator: Richard Meyer
Panelists: Karen Finley . Joseph Kosuth . Andres Serrano

Panel: Institutions -The Question of Courage . 2-4pm
Moderator: Robert Storr
Panelists: Michael Brenson . Sheldon Hackney . Kathy Halbreich . Raymond

No pre-registration required. Seating is limited and available on a first
come, first served basis.

For more information:

This program is co-presented by the Institute of Contemporary Art,
University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative at
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Support also provided by The Honickman
Foundation, The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation
for the Visual Arts, The Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support
Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts, Harvey S. Shipley Miller/The Judith
Rothschild Foundation and Christie's.


10. Donna Henes, Daile Kaplan, FF Alumns, at The Brooklyn Musuem, Feb. 22

February 22
Sunday, 2-4PM
Yes They Did! A Photographic Celebration of Women Who Dared!

Donna Henes and Daile Kaplan will offer a visual presentation of
extraordinary women.

The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
The Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238
FREE with museum admission

11. Martin Kippenberger, FF Alumn, in Artforum magazine

This month in Artforum: "Out of Position." By the time he died in 1997,
Martin Kippenberger had generated one of the most significant, and
prescient, bodies of work from the postwar era-one whose diversity was
matched only by its elusiveness and complicity in its own misprision. For
this issue, George Baker considers this larger-than-life artist's
multifarious oeuvre as seen in "Martin Kippenberger: The Problem
Prospective," which opened this past fall at the Museum of Contemporary Art,
Los Angeles, and travels next month to the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

"Kippenberger's only position, in fact, was the endless shuttling through
every other available position." -George Baker


12. Sonja Hindkjaer, FF Alumn, launches new website design at

The Danish painter Sonja Hindkjaer who recently moved to Tuscany permanently
has had her website www.hindkjaer.com redesigned by a fantastic webmaster
Aleksandar Stojanovic from www.supravisionmedia.com Please enjoy the new
features, click on the various buttons, and mouse over the pages and to see
what happens. You can also subscribe for her newsletter by clicking the tiny
red button on the cover page or by sending an email to artist@hindkjaer.com
with the subject 'Newsletter'


13. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at Gallatin School, Manhattan, Feb. 12

EarSay invited you to "Brick by Brick: Rebuilding Black-Jewish Alliances" on
Thursday, February 12 at 6:00pm.

Event: Brick by Brick: Rebuilding Black-Jewish Alliances

"One Night Only- Judith Sloan performs excerpt from Yo Miss"

What: Lecture

Host: EarSay Judith Sloan
Start Time: Thursday, February 12 at 6:00pm End Time: Thursday, February 12
at 8:00pm
Where: Gallatin School of Individualized Study

To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:


14. Veronica Vera, FF Alumn, at Anthology Film Archives, Manhattan, Feb. 26

Miss Vera's Scruffy Cinderfella's to Premiere at Cinekink on 2/26

An Evening of Gender Frolics

Veronica Vera is happy to announce that "Pritch and Panch Do.The Cinderfella
Experience" has been accepted for screening at Cinekink Festival 2009.
Screening date is Thursday, February 26, 9pm at Anthology Film Archives.
"Pritch and Panch Do." tells the story of two rowdy boyos, Matt Pritchard
and Mike "Pancho" Locke who go through a male to female transformation under
the tutelage of Miss Vera and the deans of Miss Vera's Finishing School for
Boys Who Want to Be Girls, the world's first crossdressing academy.
Boomerang Productions approached Miss Vera after being awarded funding from
UK Channel 4's Comedy Lab to produce a comedy pilot. Pritch and Panch were
already known throughout Europe and, more recently, in the U.S. as stars of
the tv show "Dirty Sanchez" similar in tone and ridiculousness to America's

The original plan was to bring the Pritch and Panch to Miss Vera in New
York, but when visa problems arose for the ladies-in-waiting, Miss Vera
suggested a switch to Amsterdam. The use of Amsterdam brought a new realm of
possibilities. "I knew I had to get our "girlz" into the windows of the red
light district" says Miss Vera. Member of the Dutch transgender community
participated in the program. "It's light-hearted but sometimes
enlightening," says Miss Vera. The hilarious results were broadcast in 2005
and nominated for a UK television award. The Cinekink screening is a U.S.

Audience members no matter what your sex, gender or orientation,  are
invited to "go tranny" for the night.  "Crossdress to the max, or just wear
a wig or lipstick.you'll add color to your life" promises Miss V. After
party takes place at Nowhere Bar, a transgender hub.
What: Lipstick and Crinolines, a screening of gender related shorts.
(Complete list below and at www.cinekink.com).
When: Thursday, February 26, 2009.
Where: Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave. @ 2nd Street.
Time: 9pm
Dress: Tranny
Adm: See www.cinekink.com
Complete 9pm Program for LIPSTICKS & CRINOLINES
Miss Jezebel's Feathers
Directed by Jesse Miksic, 2008, 5 minutes.
Dorian: A Picture
Directed by Joe E. Jeffreys, 2008. USA, 6 minutes.
Pritch & Panch Do.The Cinderfella Experience
With Miss Vera and the deans.
Directed by Dylan Wynn Davies (Boomerang), 2005. UK 25 minutes.
The Tour de Pants
Directed by Luke Woodward, 2008, USA. 39 minutes.


15. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, in Berlin, Feb. 5-15

I hope to see you in Berlin Feb. 5-15:

Please join us for the
Opening Night of International Directors Lounge media art festival!
Thursday, 5 February 2009
9 pm, doors open 8 pm

Friedrich Str. 112A
10117 Berlin

The fifth Berlin International Directors Lounge will take place
from 5 - 15 February, at the time of the 59th Berlin International
Festival. Expect video art and experimental film from all flavors and
parts of the world. Several curated programs, specials, accompanied
by DJs and VJs ensure eleven cosmopolitan days and nights..

Once again we will offer a hideaway, a relaxed space for
filmmakers, videoartists and everybody interested in experimental
forms of cinema and videoart.

The screenings are followed by nights of music and specials. The
Lounge as a club, the spot to dance the night away.
5 Februray through 15 February daily program - from 6 pm until late night.


Program details will be out soon, so please check back.

All welcome! We are happy to meet you there!
Team Directors Lounge

Directors Lounge - contemporary art and media

Directors Lounge television

everything else


16. Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumn, at PPOW Gallery, Manhattan, opening Feb.
21, and more

Carolee Schneemann
"Painting, What It Became"
February 21st - March 28th, 2009
PPOW Gallery - 511 West 25th Street; Room 301, NYC


Carolee Schneemann
"Performance Photographs from the 1970s"
February 12th - March 28th, 2009
Caroline Nitsch Project Room - 534 West 22nd Street, NYC


17. Pamela Sneed, FF Alumn, publishes new book, KONG and Other Works



Pamela Sneed offers readers a tremendous gift in the collection KONG And
Other Works. These poems are histories, written but mainly unwritten,
showing how social movements constructed around race, gender, and sexuality
impact the individual.  It is about family, ancestors and pioneers, healing,
hope, and love. KONG shifts effortlessly between the comedic and the
critical while never losing sight of the author's aim:  to offer a work that
is transformative, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual.
Primarily inspired by Sneed's two trips to Ghana, West Africa, KONG uses
both the film "King Kong" and the journey of an African man kidnapped from
his homeland as metaphors. At its heart, KONG is a resilient protest work,
and a luminescent and universal call for freedom.

Copies avail at http://www.vepress.com

About the Author:

Pamela Sneed is a New York-based poet, performer, writer and actress. She is
the author of Imagine Being More Afraid of Freedom Than Slavery, published
by Henry Holt (1998.) Sneed has been featured in the New York Times
Magazine, The New Yorker, The Source, Time Out, VIBE, Karl Lagerfeld's "Off
The Record," and on the cover of New York Magazine. In 2001, 2002, and in
2005 she headlined the New Work Now Festival at Joe's Pub/Public Theater and
performed before sold out houses. Sneed is a recipient of the 2006 Baxten
Award for Performance.

"[Sneed's] words are life rafts, buoyed up by her anger and her compassion.
We should cling to them until we see the shore."
--Jewelle Gomez, activist & author of The Gilda Stories


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