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Contents for April 27, 2009

1. Peter Dobill, FF Fund 2008-09 recipient, at English Kills Art Gallery, Brooklyn, May 9
2. Sabrina Jones, Rebecca Migdal, FF Alumns, at Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, Manhattan, April 30
3. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, at Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France, and more
4. Gulsen Calik, Steed Taylor, Robin Tewes, Robert Wilson, FF Alumns, at Friedrich Petzel Gallery, Manhattan, May 4
5. Dread Scott, FF Alumn, at Logan Square, Philadelphia, May 7
6. Kanene Holder, FF Alumn, receives National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship
7. Aaron Landsman, FF Alumn, at Martin Segal Theater Center, Manhattan, May 14, and more
8. Clarinda Mac Low, FF Alumn, in Ridegwood, Queens, May 1, and more
9. Irina Danilova, FF Alumn, at The Tank, Manhattan, May 9
10. Jeff McMahon, FF Alumn, accepted as a Fellow at Edward F. Albee Foundation
11. Linda Stein, FF Member, at Flomenhaft, Manhattan, May 13-June 19, and more
12. Kal Spelletich, FF Alumn, at Next Fair, Chicago, preview April 30

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1. Peter Dobill, FF Fund 2008-09 recipient, at English Kills Art Gallery, Brooklyn, May 9

Peter Dobill - Receiver - 2008-2009 Franklin Furnace Fund For Performance Art Performance
Presented as Part of the Exhibition Peter Dobill - AB UNO
Saturday, May 9, 2009 - 6pm
English Kills Art Gallery
114 Forrest St., Ground Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Sat/Sun – 1-7pm
info@englishkillsartgallery.com
www.englishkillsartgallery.com

English Kills Art Gallery is proud to present Receiver, Peter Dobill's 2008-2009 Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art commissioned action-installation on Saturday May 9, 2009, starting at 6pm.

The most ambitious action-installation attempted yet by Dobill, Receiver will find the artist situated in a hermetic energy space, immersed in a milk pool as milk simultaneously drops from the ceiling into his nose, challenging his only means of breathing.

After the performance, the installation and video of the action will remain on view until Sunday, May 17 in the gallery.

Receiver is the centerpiece of the exhibition AB UNO, presenting a comprehensive overview of Peter Dobill's practice of endurance actions. Dividing the gallery between live actions over a four-week period and a video overview of his past five years of performance work, AB UNO surveys Dobill’s explorations into the mental and physical limits of his body, focusing on energy exchange between artist and audience.

Performance Schedule:

RECEIVER*
Saturday, May 9 – 6pm
(Installation and video of the action will remain on view until May 17)

BLACK TO LIGHT
Saturday, May 23 – 1pm

THE CIRCLE AND THE POINT
Saturday, May 30 – 6pm

(Please note: all times are prompt starting times - endings of all pieces vary in accordance with the endurance of the artist)

*Receiver is made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund, supported by Jerome Foundation and the Starry Night Fund of Tides Foundation. 

Peter Dobill – AB UNO
May 9 – May 31, 2009 

Opening Reception Saturday, May 9 – 6-9pm

Featuring the Live Action-Installation: Receiver

Closing Reception: Saturday, May 30 – 6-9pm

Featuring the Live Action: The Circle and The Point

Born in New Zealand, Peter Dobill is a Brooklyn, NY based actionist who has performed across the country.

Artist Website: www.peterdobillactionist.com

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2. Sabrina Jones, Rebecca Migdal, FF Alumns, at Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, Manhattan, April 30

Yes, there is now another issue of our beloved comic book – this time with almost NO WORDS. Come celebrate with me and some of my favorite artists in the world. Information below.

PS – Help me find a summer subletter:

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/sub/1137812592.html

As ever,

Sabrina

http://www.sabrinaland.com 

World War 3 Illustrated Release Party

Thursday, April 30, 2009 7-9PM

Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art -MoCCA
594 Broadway, Suite 401 (Between Houston and Prince st.)

New York, NY 10012

Featuring multi-media presentation of art by:

PETER KUPER
MAC McGILL
SETH TOBOCMAN
PAULA HEWITT AMRAM
SABRINA JONES
ERIC DROOKER
KEVIN PYLE
CHUCK SPERRY
REBECCA MIGDAL
and many others
with an animated film by Onur Tukel
live music by
Eric Blitz, Steve Wishnia, Andy Laties, Breeze and more!

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3. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, at Centre George Pompidou, Paris, France, and more

Agnes Denes is having two exhibitions:

Elle” Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France,

and  “In Defence of Nature” Barbican Art Gallery, London, England

and work is beginning on “Nautilus”, an amphitheater Agnes is building for the the Three Rivers Community College in Norwich, Connecticut.

agnesdenes@earthlink.net

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4. Gulsen Calik, Steed Taylor, Robin Tewes, Robert Wilson, FF Alumns, at Friedrich Petzel Gallery, Manhattan, May 4

ARTSEEN

An Auction to Benefit the New York Foundation for the Arts

Monday, May 4, 2009

Friedrich Petzel Gallery

537 West 22nd Street

New York City

6:30 - 7:30 Preview Reception

7:30 - 9:00 Cocktails and Silent Auction

$350 ~ Preview Reception and Silent Auction

$150 ~ Cocktails and Silent Auction

To purchase tickets click here: http://www.artseen.eventbrite.com/

To Preview the artwork click here: http://www.nyfa.org/level3.asp?id=666&fid=5&sid=154  

If you wish to be invoiced for your ticket purchase please contact:

TJ Witham ~ (212) 366-6900 ext. 207 ~ tjwitham@nyfa.org

BENEFIT COMMITTEE

Co-Chairs: Judith Brodsky, Rosita Caulfield, Anita Durst, Margaret Louis, Marjorie Weiss Martay, Mary Ellen McCooey, Marlene Spielman

Committee: Kristin Accola, Olivier Belot, Marianne Boesky, Emmanuelle Chiche, Mr. and Mrs. James Cohan, Todd DiCiurcio, Casey Fremont, Hazelle Goodman, Emma Snowdon Jones, Ray Keller, Yvon Lambert, Stuart Alan Levy, McDermott & McGough, Greg R. Miller, Julianne Moore, Suzan-Lori Parks, Astrid Persans, David Picket, Andres Serrano, Barbara Strongin, Natascha Theis, Marcia E. Vetrocq, Jörn Weisbrodt, Robert Wilson

JUNIOR COMMITTEE

Co-chairs: Field Kallop, Bettina Prentice

Committee: Genevieve Bahrenburg, Sarah Basile, Jane Bloomingdale, Jessie Cohan, Caroline Cummings, Meredith Darrow, David Foote, Anna Gavazzi, Alexander Gilkes, Carol Han, Liz Hull, Molly Klais, Allegra LaViola, Ken Maxwell, Etta Meyer, Nazy Nazhand, Scott Nussbaum, Mary Dailey Pattee, Anastasia Rogers, Chrissie Shearman, Megan Spencer, Fred Torres, Courtney Treut, Jeffrey Uslip, Annabel Vartanian, Christina Warner

ARTSEEN will feature the work of NYFA affiliated artists including:

Elia Alba, Keliy Anderson-Staley, Talya Baharal, Erica Baum, Karen Bausman, Erik Benson, Niki Berg, Susan Berkowitz, Eric Blum, Krysstyna Borkowska, Jeremy Bronson, Gulsen Calik, Mary Carlson, Patty Cateura, Omar Chacon, Henry Chalfant, Alison Cornyn, Lisa Crafts, Patricia Cronin, Shari Diamond, Todd DiCiurcio, Angie Drakopoulos, Shana Dressler, Jenny Dubnau, Peter Dudek, Alice Elliott, Yvonne Estrada, Alessandra Exposito, Heide Fasnacht, Cui Fei, Brian J. Finke, Lisbeth Firmin, Dan Ford, Seth Michael Forman, Sabra Friedman, Jim Gaylord, Allison Gildersleeve, Anita Glesta , Hazelle A. Goodman, Chris Griffin, Stanley Greenberg, Joan Grubin, Angelina Gualdoni, Robert Gullie, Sue Havens, Elana Herzog, Jayne Holsinger, Gilbert Hsiao, Shih Chieh Huang, Mala Iqbal, Shaun Irons and Lauren Petty, Jerome Johnson, Hee Jin Kang, Christopher Kurtz, Carter Kustera, Shaun El C. Leonardo, J. Leone, Joe Lewis, David Licata, Rory Macarthur, Elizabeth Mandel and Beth Davenport, Ed Marion, Douglas Melini, Frederick Mershimer, Ken Montgomery, Keiko Narahashi, Esther Neff, John O'Connor, Ana De Orbegoso, Jihyun Park, Marjorie Portnow, Mac Premo, Debra Priestly, Andreas Rentsch, Abby Robinson, Gina Ruggeri, George Rush, Ken Schles, Jennifer Schmidt, Sergio Sericolo, James Sheehan, Carleen Sheehan, Suzan Sherman, Jean Shin, Victor Sira, Shinique Smith, Suzanne Song, Margot Spindelman, David Stern, Jessica Stockholder, Sylvia de Swaan, Amber Hawk Swanson, Jacqueline Tarry and Bradley McCallum, Steed Taylor, Mary Temple, Robin Tewes, Mary Ting, Amanda Trager, Mark Dean Veca, Jennifer Viola, Roberto Visani, Don Voisine, Ellen Wallenstein, Leslie Wayne, Claire Watson, Joan Weber, Leigh Wen, Corey Willis, and Robert Wilson.

TJ Witham

Individual Giving Officer - NYFA

**NOTE NEW ADDRESS**

20 Jay Street, Suite 740

Brooklyn, NY 11201

(212) 366-6900 ext. 207

ARTSEEN

For tickets: www.artseen.eventbrite.com

For information: www.nyfa.org

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5. Dread Scott, FF Alumn, at Logan Square, Philadelphia, May 7

PUBLIC ART

Dedication Ceremony

Thursday, May 7, 2009, 4:30pm

Logan Square: Vine Street between 18th & 19th streets

Philadelphia, PA 

On view April 27th, 2009 though September 2009

“...Or Does it Explode?” is a collaborative artwork I did with Philadelphia youth. The project is commissioned and coordinated by the ArtWorks! Program of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. It is an outdoor public artwork featuring 12 human scale photographic portraits of the teenagers in illuminated lightboxes. Their placement is tragically wrong—unexpected. They are horizontal to the ground, coffin like. The vibrant photographs are complemented by audio of the adolescents articulating their hopes and dreams as well as discussing obstacles and challenges to those aspirations.

This work is part lament, part hope embodied in the faces and aspirations of the adolescents, and part indictment of a society that hasn’t done better for our youth. The project reveals a potentially explosive contradiction. Viewers confront the faces, full of life and beauty, as well as the ambitions of the youth and must position themselves in relation to the future that is being buried.

The contradiction between images of teenagers discussing their lives and aspirations, and their display in a grave-like manner will encourage the audience to see the youth as beautiful and deserving a bright future in sharp contrast to their lived reality in a society which often silences their dreams and lives.

You can learn more about the project and see more images of it on dreadscott.net/explode.html

Come and join the DEDICATION CEREMONY, May 7th, 2009, 4:30pm in Logan Square in the heart of Philadelphia’s civic district.  I hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you there. 

Several of you responded to the emergency appeal for completion funding and through your donation made …Or Does it Explode? possible. Thank you.

The project is made possible with the generous support of the Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia Department of Human Services, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Duggal Visual Solutions, Calumet Photographic and other funders.

http://dreadscott.net

Best, Dread

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6. Kanene Holder, FF Alumn, receives National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship

Good news, I was selected for an NEH National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship to study Zora Neale Hurston in Florida! I am so excited because  as a teacher living and working in Harlem, I look forward to engaging in dialog with educational leaders on not only best practice but also on one of the most influential literary and anthropological figures of the 20th century. Exposure to an in depth analysis of Hurston’s methodology, ideology and literature will further enhance my practice both as a teacher, poet and budding anthropologist.

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7. Aaron Landsman, FF Alumn, at Martin Segal Theater Center, Manhattan, May 14, and more

Hi friends,

I'm going to be popping up in a couple places this next month, with a public reading of a new play out west, and a panel discussion here at home.

I hope that you'll come say hello if you're anywhere nearby.

Wednesday May 6, 7PM, San Diego, free!

A reading of the play Waiting Room

Written by Aaron Landsman

Directed by Judy Bauerlein

Arts 101, Cal State University San Marcos

and

Friday, May 14, 10AM, New York City, free!

I'll be talking about my recent and upcoming shows and showing some slides as a part of:

Site-Specific Performance Symposium: Space, Intervention and Innovation.

Also on the panel: John Malpede (LAPD), FF Alumns, Kristin Marting (HERE), and directors Emmanuelle Delpech and Solveig Holum.

CUNY's, Martin Segal Theater Center

365 5th Avenue

New York City, 10016

and

Bonus Feature, Anywhere fine theater publications are sold.

There's a nice article in the May/June issue of American Theater Magazine about my friends in Free Theater Belarus, featuring some catchy quotes about theater and totalitarianism by yours truly.

This fall and next spring there will be other opportunities to get together. I'll be acting in a play called American Treasure by the amazing Julia Jarcho, touring with Elevator Repair Service and showing new work of my own here in there. Please keep in touch.  

Aaron

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8. Clarinda Mac Low, FF Alumn, in Ridegwood, Queens, May 1, and more

Wine and share may 1

Hello all -

I have been developing a new performance experiment, one of the most ambitious so far. Cyborg Nation is an episodic, wandering installation that can live anywhere, a technologically enhanced philosophical investigation that takes the form of public dialogues. In it, artist-scientist Clarinda Mac Low (that's me) and scientist-artist Walter Polkosnik team up to create a miniature telecommunications spectacle. We're starting to test a prototype Self-Contained Performance Environment, or SCoPE, a wearable media center where the "performer" becomes an opinionated conduit for multiple perspectives. I don't want to say much more, because that would spoil it, but you can read about it at http://culturepush.org/?q=node/150. I want to take this opportunity, our first official outing (after one unofficial outing at AUNTS performance party in November 2008) to lovely Ridgewood, NY, as an opportunity to say "The experiment has begun!"

See below for more information on the live performance. If you can't be present, you can still participate! Either call 646-229-7895 or send photos (from phone or camera) to scope@culturepush.org. Or both.

Cyborg Nation Chapter II: At Home As part of Wine & Share at the home of Lydia Bell and Paul Rome.

Informal works-in-progress from several disciplines, in Ridgewood. Extremely limited space, no reservations.

Drinks @ 8, Share @ 9. Cyborg Nation throughout the evening.

1890 Stockholm St. 1st Fl. bet. Onderdonk & Woodward, Ridgewood 11385.  No buzzer, call 503.413.9895 to enter.

DIRECTIONS:  L to Dekalb.  Exit at Dekalb & Wyckoff--back of the train if you're coming from Manhattan. Walk one block on Dekalb to Stockholm--the direction AWAY from the C-Town. Take a left on Stockholm and walk so numbers are going up. They'll take a big jump up at one point, so keep walking. �It's about 5 long blocks from the subway

My hosts say: "Please come enjoy, give your feedback, drink & eat -- we encourage you to bring wine, beer, or juice to share, we'll provide snacks. If you come early there will be four square happening in the backyard. Otherwise come around 8pm, we'll start sharing at 9pm."

Other Cyborg-related events:

- Participatory performance experiment with responsive media--instigated by and in collaboration with Sha Xin Wei of Topological Media Labs (http://topologicalmedialab.net). Come and be part of an experiment in the phenomena of perception and altering reality via media.

Presented by Harvestworks as part of Harvestworks Inside 2009 at Roulette, on a shared bill with Zach Layton

May 15, 2009, 8:30 PM Location 1, 20 Greene St. NY, NY

http://harvestworks.org or http://www.roulette.org/events/event.php/HARVESTWORKS209

- Interview with Andrea Kleine about Cyborg Nation in the next NYFA Current (http://www.nyfa.org/nyfa_current.asp?id=17&fid=1). Keep your eyes out!

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9. Irina Danilova, FF Alumn, at The Tank, Manhattan, May 9

59 Seconds Video Festival: Final Collection

The Tank 
354 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036

between 8th and 9th Avenues (212.563.6269, http://www.thetanknyc.org/film) Subway:
42nd Street/Time Square. Walk West.  9:30 pm, $5.99

A collection of the  59 best videos, 59 seconds each, selected by 59 audiences at 59 screenings from around the globe (in 2005 - 2008) will be presented for the first time on May 9, 2009 at The Tank by curators Irina Danilova and Hiram Levy.

More information about Project 59 Seconds Video Festival at www.project59.org/59seconds.

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10. Jeff McMahon, FF Alumn, accepted as a Fellow at Edward F. Albee Foundation

JEFF MCMAHON has been accepted as a Fellow for a 5-week writing residency in Fall 2009 at the Edward F. Albee Foundation in Montauk, NY. He will work on a nonfiction memoir about New York City in the 1980/90's, and begin a new script based on that material.

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11. Linda Stein, FF Member, at Flomenhaft, Manhattan, May 13-June 19, and more

National Association of Women Artists (NAWA)

80 Fifth Ave, NY

May 13 - June 19, 2009

"Linda Stein Sculpture--Strong Suit: Armor as Second Skin" curated by Eleanor Flomenhaft.

Reception May 20, 4-7 pm.

For a press release, go to:

http://www.lindastein.com/home/NAWAPressRelease.pdf

For a postcard announcement, go to:

http://www.lindastein.com/home/NAWA_Postcard.jpg

Also, on May 20th, 12-3 pm, Stein will be the Keynote Speaker at the 120th Anniversary Gala for NAWA at the National Arts Club in Manhattan, $50 Luncheon tickets: sgh35mm@comcast.net

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12. Kal Spelletich, FF Alumn, at Next Fair, Chicago, preview April 30

I am exhibiting with Johansson Projects In Chicago, Illinois at the Next Fair.

http://www.nextartfair.com/

http://johanssonprojects.com/default.htm

I am showing a walking machine and helping with the soundtrack for their naturalist laboratory installation exploring the ephemeral thrills and underlying decrepitude of the natural world.

NEXT: The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art

April 30th Preview (passes upon request)

Chicago: May 1 - 4

Visit Johansson Projects at Booth # 8121

Johansson Projects

2300 Telegraph Ave, Oakland CA

510.444.9140

Thank you Kimberly

annnnnd, thank, you!

all the best,

kal

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