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Contents for May 11, 2009

1. Alvin Eng, FF Alumn, at Lion Theatre, Manhattan, previews begin May 16
2. Peter Cramer, Jack Waters, FF Alumns, at PS 122, Manhattan, May 15-16, and more
3. Linda Sibio, FF Alumn, at Edlin Gallery, Manhattan, opening May 14
4. Skuta Helgason, FF Alumn, to open new bookstore, Manhattan, May 16
5. Rachel Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at University of Oregon, Eugene, May 21
6. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, in Barcelona, Spain, May 25-31
7. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, at Barbes, Brooklyn, May 23, and more
8. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at Asia House, London, England, May 27, and more
9. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Temescal Arts Center, Oakland, CA, May 16
10. Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Siah Armajani, Guillaume Bijl, Dara Birnbaum, Louise Bourgeois, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Richard Serra, General Idea, Gilbert & George, Leon Golub, Douglas Gordon, Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Mona Hatoum, Jenny Holzer, Robert Irwin, Allan Kaprow, Tadashi Kawamata, Alison Knowles, Sol LeWitt, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Edward Ruscha, Nancy Spero, Krzysztof Wodiczko, FF Alumns, at e-flux, Manhattan, May 12
11. Jibz Cameron, FF Alumn, at CUNY Graduate Center, Manhattan, May 15, and more
12. Guillermo Gomez-Pena, FF Alumn, at NYU, May 15
13. Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, William Wegman, Lawrence Weiner, Fred Wilson, Christopher Wool, FF Alumns, at White Columns, Manhattan, May 16
14. Claes Oldenburg, Coosje Van Bruggen, FF Alumns, at Menil Collection, Houston, TX, thru Oct. 11
15. Los Angeles Poverty Department, FF Alumns, receives Otto Award
16. Billy X. Curmano, FF Alumn, at Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti, May 15
17. R. Sikoryak, FF Alumn, in Time Out New York
18. Julie Tolentino, FF Alumn, at Pact-Zollverein, Essen, Germany, May 30-31
19. Pamela Sneed, FF Alumn, at Here, Manhattan, May 14, and in Essence Magazine.
20. Eleanor Antin, FF Alumn, at Electronic Arts Intermix, Manhattan, May 19
21. Robin Tewes, Ed Ruscha, FF Alumns, at Adam Baumgold Gallery, Manhatan, thru June 19
22. Yoonhye Park, FF Alumn, at chashama, Manhattan, May 15
23. David Khang, FF Alumn, at Anza Club, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 19-21
24. Mark Tribe, FF Alumn, at Exhibition, Manhattan, May 13
25. Liliana Porter, FF Alumn, at Galeria Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires, Argentina, opening May 13
26. Doug Beube, I. Leon Golomb, FF Alumns, in Brooklyn, May 16-17
27. Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumn, at St. Mark’s Church, Manhattan, May 18

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1. Alvin Eng, FF Alumn, at Lion Theatre, Manhattan, previews begin May 16

Dear Friends,

I am happy to announce that my play THEIR TOWN, an homage to Wilder, will be presented off broadway by the Resonance Ensemble as part of REFLECTIONS: An Evening of Short Plays, at the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row from May 16-June 6.

Opening Night is Thur., May 21, with previews May 16-18. Play descriptions and a ticket link follow, and more info. is available at  http://www.alvineng.com/new.html

Their Town is half of a suite of one-act plays entitled Dead Language/Their Town, which, hopefully, will also be coming to a stage near you in the not too distant future.

So if you are in our town during this time, I hope you can join us for "Their Town."  Please forward to anyone who may be interested--thank you. All the best, Alvin

www.alvineng.com

Resonance Ensemble

Presents

Reflections: An Evening of Short Plays

Including revivals of Catastrophe by Samuel Beckett

Swan Song by Anton Chekhov
and world premieres of
Their Town by Alvin Eng
What  Happened Then by Michael Feingold
Compromise by Ian Strasfogel
Directed by Eric Parness,
Artistic Director, Resonance Ensemble
May 16-June 6, 2009

(Opening Night: May 21)

Lion Theatre on Theatre Row
410 W. 42nd St & 9th Avenue, NYC
Ticket Central (212) 279-4200
http://www.ticketcentral.com/showdetails2.asp?showid=1961

More info: http://www.alvineng.com/new.html
The plays explore the themes of life, theatre, and what  comes next.

Samuel Beckett’s CATASTROPHE utilizes a metaphoric relationship  between an actor and his director to comment on themes of political power, manipulation and oppression.
Ian Strasfogel’s COMPROMISE explores the relationship between a  theatrical director and producer working on a production of Samuel Beckett’s CATASTROPHE as they try to balance artistic integrity with
commercialism.
Inspired by Thornton Wilder’s OUR TOWN, Alvin Eng’s THEIR TOWN,  depicts a man and his nemesis meeting in the afterlife as they struggle to find true redemption.
In Anton Chekhov’s SWAN SONG, an aging actor at the end of his career  reenacts passages from Shakespeare, hoping to make peace with what he has sacrificed for a life in the theatre. 
Inspired by an 18th Century narrative, Michael Feingold’s WHAT  HAPPENED THEN utilizes dramatic storytelling to reveal how the fates of two men were forever intertwined by a series of unlikely coincidences.
http://www.resonanceensemble.org/reflections.htm

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2. Peter Cramer, Jack Waters, FF Alumns, at PS 122, Manhattan, May 15-16, and more

Peter Cramer presents his installation "One Way Empire" and screens "Black & White Study" (Friday Only) for this years Avant-Garde-Arama @ PS 122 May 15 & 16 - 7:30 pm. Collaborators on this installation include Carlo Quispe, creator of "Everything is Ok" comic , Marc Arthur playwright provocateur and Jack Waters, extraordinaire multimedia man for all seasons. Avant-Garde-Arama Goes Askew Queer duckling Theatre Askew joins forces with Performance Space 122 to present Avant-Garde-Arama Goes Askew.

Also on Friday May 15 8:30pm, Peter will create an installation/performance for MUTINEERS presented by MIX NYC & INBRED HYBRID COLLECTIVE': on the good ship Lilac, PIER 40, NYC.

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3. Linda Sibio, FF Alumn, at Edlin Gallery, Manhattan, opening May 14

In the No

May 14 – June 20, 2009

Reception: Thursday, May 14th 6 – 8 PM

In one sense, Outsider Art is an art of not knowing: a not-knowing as opposed to an unlearning. The best of Outsider Art hits a high note, achieves a raw moment. Once contact with the world of art is made however, this innate state of not-knowing can sometimes morph into a professionalized naiveté. Conversely, trained artists often labor to forget the opinions of their professors and classmates. The expectations of their peers weigh on them, making them reluctant to take chances. Outsider artists don’t function within the same kind of community - there is no Outsider “school”. Their artmaking is more isolated, and when their work enters the gallery or museum they are forced out of their comfort zones.

Charles Steffen (1927-1995) often wrote about his longing for drawing lessons right on the surfaces of his works. During his last years he made dozens of 5 to 8 foot-tall drawings on brown wrapping paper that have won the acclaim and respect of deeply knowledgeable art insiders, seasoned Outsider Art collectors as well as art first-timers. Would his art have been as compelling had he received  formal instruction?

Self-taught artist Brent Green (b.1978), whose stop-motion animated films have been screened at museums across the country, lives and works in a barn in rural Pennsylvania. In the current spectrum of gifted and technically deft video artists, why have art professionals been drawn to Green’s narrative fables? Is it because some Outsider Art hits acculturated viewers unexpectedly, as opposed to work  which often relies on art historical references and learned techniques? Is real “outsiderness” at times interpreted as highly prized conscious unlearning, and subsequently given entry into the dialogue of contemporary art?

Linda Carmella Sibio (b.1953) is a veteran performance artist with a BFA in painting. Diagnosed with schizophrenia as a young woman, she consciously channels her illness as a source of creativity. Her enormous, meticulously painted self-portrait Trapped evokes both the wonder and agony of her condition. In her recent video St. Pity, Sibio plays the roles of 4 split-personality versions of herself conducting a round table discussion on the pros and cons of mental illness for an artist.

In the No examines artists who navigate the grey areas between the art-informed and the uninitiated, featuring works by Thomas Chapman, Brent Green, Albert Hoffman, Linda Carmella Sibio, Charles Steffen and George Widener. 

Edlin Gallery
529 W 20th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Tel: (212) 206-9723

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4. Skuta Helgason, FF Alumn, to open new bookstore, Manhattan, May 16

D.A.P. AND X-INITIATIVE TO OPEN
NEW CONTEMPORARY ART BOOKSTORE MAY 16TH, 2009
IN FORMER DIA BUILDING, CHELSEA, NEW YORK CITY

D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. has been invited by the non-profit curatorial organization X-Initiative to install and operate a bookstore focusing on contemporary art and culture in the location that once housed the Jorge Pardo-designed Dia art book store at 548 West 22nd Street, between 10 – 11th Avenue, New York City. The store will be called ARTBOOK at X, continuing the development of ARTBOOK, a curated art bookstore concept created by D.A.P. with an outpost at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City and recurring installations at The Armory Show, New York, Art Basel Miami Beach and Art LA, among other venues.

ARTBOOK at X will open on Saturday, May 16th, 2009 with an event featuring Kembra Pfahler and The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, celebrating the publication of Pfahler’s new monograph, Beautism (published by Deitch Projects and distributed by D.A.P.). The operating hours will be Wednesday – Saturday, 11am – 6pm. The bookstore is scheduled to operate through March, 2010.

ARTBOOK at X will present an exiting calendar of book-related events throughout the year. To sign up for special news and event announcements related to ARTBOOK at X, please email: artbook@x-initiative.org

Established in 1990 with only four client publishers, D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc. now distributes more than 2,500 titles--from over 200 international publishers, museums, alternative spaces and institutions--to bookstores, wholesalers, cataloguers, universities, galleries, museum shops, libraries and individuals worldwide. The publishers represented by D.A.P. range from distinguished European commercial houses such Hatje Cantz Publishers in Stuttgart, Steidl Verlag in Göttingen, Walther König in Cologne and JRP|Ringier in Zurich to such esteemed American independent and museum publishers as Visionaire, Aperture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Guggenheim Museum and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. The complete D.A.P. catalogue is available online at www.artbook.com.

X is an initiative of the global art community, with a goal to inspire and challenge us to think about new possibilities for experiencing and producing contemporary art. In the creation of the not-for-profit organization X, artists, curators, museum professionals, gallerists, collectors, art historians and critics are reaching across traditional boundaries to form a consortium interested in responding quickly to the major philosophical and economic shifts impacting culture.

Organized into four phases starting from Spring 2009 through Winter 2010, the programs at X will feature durational artist interventions, site-specific projects, historical in-depth exhibitions, one-night performances, lectures and weekly events. Questions posed in the form of programming will address relevant and pressing issues pertaining to the changing landscape of contemporary art.

ARTBOOK | D.A.P. STAFF
Skuta Helgason: Creative Consultant
Rick McIntire: Store Manager
Alexander Galan: Vice President, Communications Director
X- INITIATIVE STAFF:
Cecilia Alemani: Director
Josh Altman: Assistant Director
Jayne Drost: Deputy Director

ADVISORY BOARD:
Elizabeth Dee (Founder), Eric Baudelaire, Susanna Beaumont, Andrea Bellini, Maurizio Cattelan, Howie Chen and Gabrielle Giattino, Eileen and Michael Cohen, Paula Cooper, Jean Crutchfield and Robert Hobbs, Stuart Comer, Lauren Cornell, Tom Eccles, Anne Ellegood, Lauri Finstenberg, Lia Gangitano, gb agency, Al Gillio and Paul Bernstein, Massimiliano Gioni, Thelma Golden, Simon Groom, Matthew Higgs, David Joselit, David Kordansky and Daniel Loeb, Giò Marconi, Gregory Miller, Barbara and Howard Morse, Christian Nagel, Franco Noero, Friedrich Petzel, Glenn Phillips, Anthony Pilaro, Laura Raicovich, Daniel Reich, Peter Remes, Andrew Roth, Cindy Sherman, Carol Stringari, Rob Teeters, Ryan Trecartin, Philippe Vergne, Francesco Vezzoli, Marc-Olivier Wahler, Lori Zippay

PRESS CONTACTS:

Alexander Galan, Vice President, Communications Director, D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.155 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10001, agalan@dapinc.com / 212.627.1999 x211

Justin Conner, X-Initiative care of Black Frame, jconner@framenoir.com / 212.226.2196

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5. Rachel Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at University of Oregon, Eugene, May 21

Rachel Rosenthal to give Artist's Keynote Address

"Earth Matters on Stage"

University of Oregon

Symposium on Theatre and Ecology 

May 21st-31st, 2009

"How are Theatre Artists responding to the ecological crisis?"

10 days of performances, panels, workshops, readings and roundtables.

www.uoregon.edu/ecodrama

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6. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, in Barcelona, Spain, May 25-31

VIDEOAKT GOES
LOOP 09 
BIENNIAL
VIDEOART
SHOW
BARCELONA 2009
25.05/ 31.05  
For the full program visit:
VIDEOAKT.NET
SELECTION OF VIDEOARTWORLD
Curated by: Juan-Ramón Barbancho

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 AT 19:30 

HOTEL ÁMISTER
Av. Roma 93/95. Barcelona.
Estació Entença / Hospital Clínic (Línea 5)
Estació Urgell (Línea 1)  

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS:
Masbedo (Itàlia), Ohad Milstein (Israel), Regina José
Galindo (Guatemala), Carmen Arrabal (França), Fátima
Torconal (Espanya), Sigalit Landau (Israel), Alex
Francés (Espanya), Miguel Soler (Espanya), Eduardo
Sourrouille (Espanya), Nicolás Dumit Estévez (República
Dominicana), Felipe Ortega-Regalado (Espanya), Mónica
Ferreras (República Dominicana).

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7. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, at Barbes, Brooklyn, May 23, and more

Hello Music Appreciators,

Electric Junkyard Gamelan will be coming to you live from our rehearsal space...Sister Woman Fire Studios this Monday, May 11th @ 2:30pm.  We will be the featured guest on the Lost Penny WebCam show hosted by none other than our own Julz A.  We will be previewing some tracks from our forthcoming record "Lost on Marz".  The record is now in production and will be in our hands by the end of May.

Here's your chance to get a sneak preview along with a virtual tour around the studio with an upclose and personal look at the instruments. You can chat with us live, ask questions. Tune in to the Lost Penny Webcam show @

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/lost-penny-music-webcam-show

You will also have a chance to see us live on May 23rd @ 8pm at our favorite Brooklyn spot Barbes.
Barbes
376 9th st @ 6th in Park Slope
www.barbesbrooklyn.com/
Good music, great tap beer and nice people.
We have bunch of shows coming up in June too so stay tuned or check out our web pages for all upcoming.
www.myspace.com/electricjunkyardgamelan
www.terrydame.com
Enjoy the sun,
Terry & EJG

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8. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at Asia House, London, England, May 27, and more

David Medalla, FF Alumn, will engage in a dialogue about two converging cultures with English art critic and curator Guy Brett, at Asia House, 63 Cavendish street, London W1, England, on May 27, 2009, starting at 6:30 p.m. The dialogue event is being organised by Jamie Tapales- Oakes and will be a part of the Filipino Heritage Month, sponsored by the Philippine Embassy in London. Philippine Deputy Ambassador Reynaldo Catapang will introduced the event.

Guy Brett recently participated in a dialogue with Paulo Herkenhoff (ex-director of the Sao Paulo Bienal) on the art of Mira Schendel, at MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art of New York. Guy Brett also co-curated the highly succesful Cildo Meireles retrospective exhibition which started at Tate Modern in England. Guy Brett has been commissioned to curate another important exhibition, this time devoted to the art of the Belgian sculptor and painter Georges Vantongerloo, which will be shown at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, Spain, at the end of this year (2009). An eminent and insightful art critic, Guy Brett is the author of several books on contemporary art and artists, including a monograph on the art of David Medalla, entitled "Exploding Galaxies", with a foreword by Dore Ashton and an envoi by Yve-Alain Bois, published by Kala Press on behalf of the Arts Council of England.

After the dialogue with Guy Brett, in which the two participants will explore salient points about each other's cultures, David Medalla will engage in another sort of dialogue, this time with Adam Nankervis, founder and director of Museum Man, at the Berenitsky Gallery in Berlin, Germany, on May 30, 2009, to mark the finissage of "Reliquaries of Empires Dust", an important international exhibition of contemporary art curated by Adam Nankervis.

The Berlin event is a telekinesthetic art work, a live event separated by distance, an impromptu performance which Medalla and Nankervis have pioneered since 1994, first in New York as part of the Mondrian Fan Club, and since then in different parts of the world.

For the Berlin event, an audio tape of a text which David Medalla wrote about two trees and two bronze plaques he saw in Brooklyn this last spring dedicated to two American soldiers who died during the First World War, will be played, after Adam Nankervis has finished reading selections from "Drum Taps", the poems which Walt Whitman wrote during the American Civil War. The reading will be accompanied by the creation of a sand flower from the sand which David Medalla gathered from the beach at Coney Island in New York, while accompanied by David Dunham who photographed David Medalla scooping the wet sand from beneath the waves on the Atlantic shore.

David Medalla recently created an impromptu performance in double homage to Kurt Schwitters and Theo van Doesburg at the opening of the MERZ Barn exhibition at the Royal College in London, organised by the Littoral Arts Project, directed by Ian Hunter.  David Medalla is currently participating in the "Sculpture Show", curated by Ruth Claxton and Gavin Wade, at the Eastside Projects in Birmingham, England. An art work by David Medalla, entitled "The Young Mondrian Gazing Out of A Window during World War One", is included in the TEST show "STRP/STRIPE", curated by Joao Simoes, at the Emily Harvey Foundation on Broadway in Manhattan. Photographs of David Medalla's bubble machines of the mid-1960s are among the stunning photographs in the solo show of British photographer Clay Perry, entitled "Constellation", at the England & Co. art galllery on Westbourne Grove in London, England.

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9. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Temescal Arts Center, Oakland, CA, May 16

The Underground Hit!

REALITY PLAYINGS: experiments in experience/participation performance

Frank Moore, world-known shaman performance artist, will conduct improvised passions of musicians, actors, dancers, and audience members in a laboratory setting to create altered realities of fusion beyond taboos. Bring your passions and musical instruments and your senses of adventure and humor.

Other than that, ADMISSION IS FREE! (But donations will be accepted.)
Saturday, May 16, 2009
8pm
TEMESCAL ARTS CENTER
511 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94609-2058
For more information
Call: 510-526-7858
email: fmoore@eroplay.com
http://www.eroplay.com/events.html
http://www.temescalartscenter.org/ 

"...He's wonderful and hilarious and knows exactly what it's all about and has earned my undying respect. What he's doing is impossible, and he knows it. That's good art...." L.A. Weekly

Resisting "the easy and superficial descriptions..., Moore's work challenges the consensus view more strongly in ways less acceptable than...angry tirades and bitter attacks on consumer culture." Chicago New City

"If performance art has a radical edge, it has to be Frank Moore." Cleveland Edition

"Transformative..." Moore "is thwarting nature in an astonishing manner, and is fusing art, ritual and religion in ways the Eurocentric world has only dim memories of. Espousing a kind of paganism without bite and aggression, Frank Moore is indeed worth watching." High Performance Magazine

"Surely wonderful and mind-goosing experience." L.A. Reader

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10. Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Siah Armajani, Guillaume Bijl, Dara Birnbaum, Louise Bourgeois, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Richard Serra, General Idea, Gilbert & George, Leon Golub, Douglas Gordon, Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Mona Hatoum, Jenny Holzer, Robert Irwin, Allan Kaprow, Tadashi Kawamata, Alison Knowles, Sol LeWitt, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Edward Ruscha, Nancy Spero, Krzysztof Wodiczko, FF Alumns, at e-flux, Manhattan, May 12

e-flux is pleased to present a public conversation with Vito Acconci & Hans Ulrich Obrist, organized in the context of Unbuilt Roads. Tuesday, May 12th, 8:30 PM

Admission is Free
Unbuilt Roads
April 11 - May 16, 2009

e-flux
41 Essex Street
NYC NY 10002
T: 212 619-3356

Unlike unrealized architectural projects, which are frequently exhibited and circulated, unrealized artworks tend to remain unnoticed or little known. But perhaps there is another form of artistic agency in the partial expression, the incomplete idea, the projection of a mere intention? Starting on Saturday, April 11th, the book project Unbuilt Roads: 107 Unrealized Projects has been on view as a public archive at e-flux. Bringing together descriptions of unrealized projects by 107 artists, the selection constitutes the result of several years of international research conducted in the late 90s by Obrist and Guy Tortosa. The exhibition will remain on view through Saturday, May 16th.

Though the state of being unrealized implies the potential for realization, not all of the 107 projects were meant be carried out. Certain works have deliberately been left undone by the artists, although they have "failed" in very interesting ways. Other planned projects involve consciously utopian, non-utilitarian, and conceptual spaces that were not made available for realization. Whether censored, forgotten, postponed, impossible, or rejected, these unrealized projects form a unique testament to the speculative power of non-action. As Joel Fisher suggested in his essay "The Success of Failure," "The failures of big ideas are sometimes more impressive than the successes of little ones."

Unbuilt Roads includes contributions from Vito Acconci, Laurie Anderson, Siah Armajani, John Armleder, Lothar Baumgarten, Larry Bell, Guillaume Bijl, Dara Birnbaum, Alighiero Boetti, Christian Boltanski, Louise Bourgeois, Joan Brossa, Chris Burden, Daniel Buren, Cai Guo-Qiang, Maurizio Cattelan, Dinos & Jake Chapman, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Constant, Critical Art Ensemble, Stefan Demary, Erik Dietman, Jimmie Durham, Maria Eichhorn, Ayşe Erkmen, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Peter Fend, Peter Fischli/David Weiss, Sylvie Fleury, Katharina Fritsch, Gautel/Karaindros, Frank O. Gehry/Richard Serra, General Idea, Isa Genzken, Paul-Armand Gette, Jef Geys, Gilbert & George, Simryn Gill, Liam Gillick, Leon Golub, Douglas Gordon, Dan Graham, Joseph Grigely, Victor Grippo, Hans Haacke, Mona Hatoum, Thomas Hirschhorn, Carsten Höller, Ulrike Holthöfer, Jenny Holzer, Huang Yong Ping, Pierre Huyghe, Fabrice Hybert, Robert Irwin, Ilya Kabakov, Allan Kaprow, Tadashi Kawamata, Per Kirkeby, Yves Klein/Werner Ruhnau, Alison Knowles, Koo Jeong-a, Jannis Kounellis, David Lamelas, Bertrand Lavier, Ange Leccia, Lee Ufan, Sol LeWitt, Gilles Mahé, Christian Marclay, Fabio Mauri, Cildo Meireles, Gustav Metzger, Jonathan Monk, Robert Morris, Tania Mouraud, Bruce Nauman, Claes Oldenburg, Gabriel Orozco, Tony Oursler, Giuseppe Penone, Manfred Pernice, Steven Pippin, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Hermann Pitz, Markus Raetz, Robert Rauschenberg, Tobias Rehberger, Jason Rhoades/Raymond Pettibon, Ulrich Rückriem, Allen Ruppersberg, Edward Ruscha, Joe Scanlan, Gregor Schneider, Gary Simmons, Yutaka Sone, Nancy Spero, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Rosemarie Trockel, Uri Tzaig, herman de vries, Jeff Wall, Lois Weinberger, Richard Wentworth, Franz West, Stephen Willats, Jeffrey Wisniewski, Krzysztof Wodiczko, and Jonas Mekas.

Unbuilt Roads is the first in a new series of exhibitions at e-flux project space at 41 Essex Street, lower level. The space is open to the public from Tuesday through Saturday, 12-6 PM.

Hans Ulrich Obrist and e-flux would like to thank The Drawing Center, Sydney Hart, Hatje Cantz Publishers, Bettina Korek (Producer, Future Projects), Karen Marta (Coordinator, Future Projects), Eva McGovern (Inspire Fellow, Serpentine Gallery), Carlos Motta, Julia Peyton-Jones (Director, Serpentine Gallery), Tim Ridlen, Sally Tallant (Head of Programmes, Serpentine Gallery), and Mila Zacharias.

For further information please contact:

e-flux
41 Essex Street
New York City
T: 212 619-3356

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11. Jibz Cameron, FF Alumn, at CUNY Graduate Center, Manhattan, May 15, and more

 I, Jibz am honored to be back in the roll of  "Agent Steph" , the hard boiled butch FBI agent whos back in action, and developing "feelings" for someone special, while trying to boost her new career as stand-up comic.  come and enjoy! then, next week:

Center For Lesbian and Gay Studies - performance and panel, Friday, May 15, 7PM (more infor at the bottom of this mail)

Capricious Art Artket - I am selling my wares!  drawings, prints, paintings etc.  Sat, May 16. 10 - 6, Sunday May 17. 11-6  (see attached)

ONLY 3 EPISODES LEFT!

Don't miss ROOM FOR CREAM

EPISODE 6

"It's So Nice That You Can Share That With the World"
by LARYSSA HUSIAK

SATURDAY MAY 9th @ 5pm & 6:30pm

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW 
Resident Barista Bailey is BACK!
And she in charge of CREAM?!
LAST WEEK ON CREAM.....

Lacey Chambers and Portia Morrison continued to get hot and heavy in the most inappropriate places, therapist Wendy Dooley struggled with her desire for younger patient Francesca Beam, Julie Jaspers pursued a dangerous love connection with mysterious newcomer Bella, and Dire Owens grappled with the possibility that Cream might close its doors for good. She finally gained some courage from mother Bea to use her inherited cash to save the flailing business and Ellie was thrilled - except that the expectant mother is leaving town to pursue the simple life. And leaving her business in the hands of former Cream barista Bailey Donovan, freshly back from a trip down south to find her evangelical parents. Will Lacey and Portia finally get a room? Will Wendy be able to control her all-consuming crush? Will Julie realize she's flirting with danger before it's too late? And finally - will slackers Dire and Bailey ever be able to get Cream back on its feet? All this and more - next time on Room for Cream.

SATURDAY May 9th at 5pm & 6:30pm
The Club at La MaMa ETC
74A East 4th St. NY, NY 10003
box office: lamama.org; 212.475.7710
TICKETS $8
Box Office www.lamama.org  212-475-7710
ONLINE:
SEASON ONE RECAPS & CHARACTER GUIDE
FOR PHOTOS, VIDEOS, REVIEWS, AND MORE...
VISIT ROOM FOR CREAM ON AT:
www.twoheadedcalf.org 
ROOM FOR CREAM: Season Two
Saturdays at 5pm @ The Club at La MaMa
74A East 4th Street (between 2nd Avenue and the Bowery)
NEW EPISODES:
May 9, May 23, June 6
The Dyke Division of Two-headed Calf is:
Jess Barbagallo, Brendan Connelly, Laryssa Husiak, Karina Mangu-Ward,
Barbara Lanciers, Brooke O'Harra, Laura Berlin Stinger

THE CENTER FOR LESBIAN & GAY STUDIES

PRESENTS
CLAGS LGBTQ Performance and Panel
Let it Rock: Contemporary Voices in Queer Music
Friday, May 15
7-9 PM
Elebash Recital Hall
Graduate Center
Panelists:
Dynasty Handbag—Alter-ego of performance artist and musician Jibz Cameron
Karen Tongson—Assistant Professor of English and Gender Studies at USC, Creator of blogs Oh! Industry and Inland Emperor
Nomi—Solo performer, member of Jessica 6 and Hercules and Love Affair
Tavia Nyong’o—Assistant Professor of Performance Studies at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts
Chaney Sims—Songstress and storyteller raised on old school R&B, soul, blues and worksongs
Moderator: Alyssa Nitchun

An evening of live performances and discussion exploring the intersections of queerness, pop, punk, rhythm and blues.  Join innovative performers from the current music and performance art scene coupled with leading academics in performance studies for a gamut-spanning night surveying queer music culture.

The Graduate Center is located at 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY at 34th Street.  All events in the Graduate Center are wheelchair accessible.  Please contact the security office at the Graduate Center (212-817-7777) for further details. 

CLAGS is committed to accessibility for all participants at our events, so we have a SCENT-FREE policy.  ASL interpretation can be provided for any CLAGS event if requested 10 or more working days prior to the event. If you have other accessibility needs, please contact the CLAGS office, with a relay operator when necessary, at (212) 817-1955 or email us at clagsevents@gc.cuny.edu.  For more information, visit our website, www.clags.org. 

All CLAGS events, which are free and open to the public, are co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Studies Concentration in Lesbian and Gay/Queer Studies. 
Nearest subways: B, D, F, V, N, Q, W to 34th Street; 6 to 33rd Street
www.dynastyhandbag.com
www.myspace.com/dynastyhandbag

if you want off this list, rsvp - let me go!!!

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12. Guillermo Gomez-Pena, FF Alumn, at NYU, May 15

Multiple Journeys: The life and work of Gómez-Peña

A lecture/performance by Guillermo Gómez-Peña

“Multiple Journeys: the life and work of Gómez-Peña” invokes text and historical photographs to chronicle the performance art practice of post-Mexican writer, artist and activist Guillermo Gómez-Peña.  By tracing his family life as well as his past 30 years in performance, visual and literary forms, the artist will discuss his work in context to the larger evolution of the field as well as to the main political and social events of the times.

May 15th, 2009 at 6pm
Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics
20 Cooper Square, 5th floor Conference Room
New York, NY 10003
www.hemisphericinstitute.org
(free, photo id required)

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13. Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, William Wegman, Lawrence Weiner, Fred Wilson, Christopher Wool, FF Alumns, at White Columns, Manhattan, May 16

PREVIEW ALL WORKS ONLINE AT WWW.WHITECOLUMNS.ORG

TO PURCHASE TICKETS CALL 212-924-4212 OR CONTACT INFO@WHITECOLUMNS.ORG

DONATING ARTISTS:
Rita Ackermann
David Albertsen
Carol Bove
Cecily Brown
Varda Caivano
Anthony Campuzano
Carter
Mathew Cerletty
Geoff Chadsey
Jennifer Cohen
Anne Collier
Anne-Lise Coste
Martin Creed
Jules de Balincourt
Jeremy Deller
Peter Doig
Embah
Gregg Evans
Vidya Gastaldon
Jack Goldstein
Wade Guyton
Rachel Harrison
Adam Helms
Matthew Higgs
Colter Jacobsen
Nikki Katsikas
Alex Katz
Richard Kern
Scott King
Silke Otto-Knapp
Jeremy Kost
Jim Lambie
Sean Landers
Cary Leibowitz
Frederick Loomis
Nate Lowman
Adam McEwen
Dan Miller
Marilyn Minter
Dave Muller
Takashi Murakami
Dennis Oppenheim
Laura Owens
Anthony Pearson
Elizabeth Peyton
Seth Price
Richard Prince
Tal R
Aurie Ramirez
Noam Rappaport
James Rosenquist
Aida Ruilova
Allen Ruppersberg
Eduardo Sarabia
Peter Saville
Cindy Sherman
Stephen Shore
Gedi Sibony
Josh Smith
Sarah Sze
Wolfgang Tillmans
William Tyler
Berry van Boekel
Sophie von Hellermann
William Wegman
Lawrence Weiner
Fred Wilson
Jonas Wood
Christopher Wool

SPECIAL BENEFIT VIEWING HOURS, MONDAY TO SATURDAY, NOON TO 6PM.

WHITE COLUMNS
320 WEST 13TH STREET
(ENTER ON HORATIO STREET, BTWN 8TH AND HUDSON)
NEW YORK, NY 10014, USA
212-924-4212
WWW.WHITECOLUMNS.ORG

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14. Claes Oldenburg, Coosje Van Bruggen, FF Alumns, at Menil Collection, Houston, TX, thru Oct. 11

Drawings On Site:
Claes Oldenburg and
Coosje van Bruggen
May 9 - October 11, 2009
Menil Collection
1515 Sul Ross
Houston, Texas 77006
http://www.menil.org

Presented by the Menil Drawing Institute and Study Center

For more than three decades, artists Claes Oldenburg (b. 1929) and Coosje van Bruggen (1942-2009) created large-scale works that reconfigure our conception of ordinary objects, transforming them into humorous public monuments. These initial studies reveal a spontaneity and wit that subvert the solemn and inert character of public monuments.

Drawings On Site: Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, organized by Bernice Rose, chief curator of the Menil Drawing Institute and Study Center, in cooperation with the artists, will showcase more than a dozen large-scale drawings assembled primarily from the artists' private collection.

An innovator of New York's nascent Pop Art movement, Claes Oldenburg gained critical acclaim for his offbeat return to "realism" during the waning years of Abstract Expressionism. Drawing inspiration from his urban surroundings, Oldenburg transformed fragments of the debris found in the streets of his Lower East Side environment into artworks, creating a new genre of installations in exhibitions.

In 1965, Oldenburg began drawing ideas for Proposed Colossal Monuments, a series of "unfeasible" large sculptures planned for several of the most recognizable spaces in the United States. In 1969 he constructed his first colossal monument at Yale University, Lipstick (Ascending) on Caterpillar Tracks, a twenty-foot tube of lipstick placed atop a pair of tank treads. Other large commissions followed in the next several years, including Three-Way Plug (1970) at Oberlin College and Giant Ice Bag (1970) at the U.S. Pavilion of Expo '70 in Japan. Whether visionary or fully realized, monumental public works and large-scale sculptures remained a central focus of the work.

After collaborating with Oldenburg in 1976 on the siting of his 41-foot sculpture Trowel I (a work conceived in 1971), Dutch writer and art historian Coosje van Bruggen joined the artist as a creative partner. They married the following year in the Netherlands and returned to New York to focus on the challenges of producing large-scale public works. Each project began with a conversation between the two artists – an exchange of words and images.

Concentrating on drawings for projects developed from the 1980s onward, Drawings On Site offers a rare glimpse into work such as Cleveland's Free Stamp (1984) and the Vitra Museum's Balancing Tools, Position Study (1983) from the artists' perspective – a preview before the sculptures reached a public audience. In the large presentation drawings Oldenburg has recorded his impression of the couple's ever-evolving interpretations of how their sculptural object interacts with its environment. The exhibition takes into account visualizations of both feasible and unfeasible sculptures as they appear (or could appear) in situ at various locations around the world. Included will be imagined works such as the colossal Golfbag Ruin (1999), a romantic vision of verticality in an imaginary landscape of Scotland.

From the mid-1970s on, Oldenburg and van Bruggen realized nearly fifty public projects in the United States, Europe, and Asia. All have been conceived in the singular drawing practice that stands as not simply as a creative generator of large-scale sculptures, but as a remarkable testament to the act of drawing.

Coosje van Bruggen died in January of this year after battling a long term illness. Drawings On Site commemorates one of the most important artistic collaborations of modernist sculpture.

This exhibition is generously supported by David Teiger, Janie C. Lee and David B. Warren, the Susan Vaughan Foundation, The Brown Foundation, Inc./Nancy and Mark Abendshein, Leslie and Shannon Sasser, Beth and Rick Schnieders, and the City of Houston.

For further information and images, please contact the press office, 713.525.9469, or press@menil.org

The Menil Collection, located within Houston's Museum District,

is open Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission and parking are free.

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15. Los Angeles Poverty Department, FF Alumns, receives Otto Award

NATIONAL ACCLAIM FOR LOS ANGELES POVERTY DEPARTMENT:

SKID ROW-BASED THEATER TROUPE RECEIVES OTTO AWARD

AND DIRECTOR JOHN MALPEDE SPEAKS AT A SEGAL CENTER SYMPOSIUM

The Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) is being honored at the eleventh annual Otto René Castillo Awards for Political Theatre at the Castillo Theatre on Sunday, May 17, 2009. “It’s astounding to receive this award, astounding that it even exists,” said LAPD director John Malpede. “The previous recipients are great company to keep, and the best news is receiving it in 2009, and not having to worry about being water-boarded.”

Every year, the theatre community comes together in New York City to recognize and support those theatres, writers and artists who are dedicated to creating work that embraces humanistic and social concerns. Past recipients of the Otto Awards have included such diverse artists and theatre companies as: El Teatro Campesino, The Living Theatre, Laurie Anderson, the Steppenwolf Theatre, Bread and Puppet Theatre, Robert Wilson, and the San Francisco Mime Troupe. The Otto Award is named for the Guatemalan poet and revolutionary Otto Rene Castillo, who was murdered by that country’s military junta in 1968. The Castillo Theatre is the off-off-Broadway theatre of the All Stars Project, a non-profit production house that produces socially relevant and highly entertaining theatrical productions, as well as inner-city youth theatre and talent shows. Castillo is dedicated to building bridges between communities—bringing together diverse artists and diverse audiences.

The international arts community also is recognizing the work of LA Poverty Department in New York City this month, when LAPD Artistic Director John Malpede speaks at Martin E. Segal Theatre’s 2009 Site-Specific Performance Symposium: Space, Theatrical Intervention, & Innovation, May 14-16. Malpede, the only Los Angeles artist represented in the event, will speak on two panels: Friday May 15th with Johanna Hänninen (artist/writer/curator of Anti Festival in Finland), Neil Murray (Executive Producer, National Theatre of Scotland) and moderated by Gulgun Kayim; and Saturday May 16 with New York artists Mary Ellen Strom and Ann Carlson; Melanie Joseph, Foundry Theatre; Martha Bowers, Artistic Director, Dance Theatre, and moderated by Moira Brennen (MAP- Multi-Arts Production Fund).

Based in LA's Skid Row since 1985, LAPD creates work that connects lived experience of those who live in poverty to the political and social forces that shape their communities and lives. Recent works have included “Utopia/Dystopia,” a production that revealed how the recent, now deflated, downtown real estate bubble generated political pressure to displace the majority population of poor people living downtown.  “Utopia/Dystopia,” was presented in 2007 at the REDCAT Theater at the Disney Hall; and in 2008, a residency project in the Paris suburb of Gennevilliers at THEATRE 2 GENNEVILLIERS, “Red Beard/Red Beard,” a duet for the Kurosawa film and 40 live performers, that explores how to reverse the cycle of victimization and hurt. 

ABOUT LAPD Los Angeles Poverty Department is a theater company comprised primarily of low income, formerly homeless people living in those blocks of downtown Los Angeles known as Skid Row. Founded in 1985 by John Malpede, LAPD creates performance work that that expresses the hopes, dreams, realities and rights of the homeless, making visible the creativity and humanity of this often misrepresented and vilified community. For more information visit www.lapovertydept.org

"The Los Angeles Poverty Department, despite the homeless status of many of its members, has thrived for years from its downtown outpost and continues to offer theater that's often stunning in its honesty and lacking in pretension." -L.A. Weekly

Other works by John Malpede include RFK IN EKY in 2004, a recreation of Robert F. Kennedy's 1968 "war on poverty" tour.  The play was performed in five counties in eastern Kentucky.  LAPD's, AGENTS & ASSETS casts real-life veterans of the crack cocaine epidemic in a theatrical re-enactment of a Congressional hearing on the Government’s War on Drugs. In 2007, at the REDCAT Theater, LAPD performed UTOPIA/DYSTOPIA, an original work that explored the social, economic and cultural conflicts shaping the future of downtown Los Angeles. Malpede is a 2008 City of Los Angeles COLA Theater Fellow and a 2008-9 Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS).

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16. Billy X. Curmano, FF Alumn, at Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti, May 15

"Billy X: Live at the Forum"

The Rouge Forum, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Friday May 15

The Rouge Forum Conference at Eastern Michigan University presents “Billy X: Live Art at the Forum" Friday, May 15 at 5:00 p.m. in Ypsilanti. Billy X. Curmano shares a history of activism in troubled times through a solo intermedia performance featuring storytelling, video and live music. On Saturday, he offers a workshop, “How to Change Culture through Art”.

The Rouge Forum is a group of concerned educators, students, and parents intent on teaching against racism, national chauvinism and sexism in an increasingly authoritarian and undemocratic society. Curmano’s sometimes in your face brand of performance art has landed him on the world stage and occasionally behind bars. His often-humorous work is documented in numerous journals and collections including New York’s Museum of Modern Art Library.

The conference takes its name from the industrially polluted Rouge River that runs behind the Detroit Ford plant. Billy X. is especially known for extreme environmental, anti-war and social justice non-violent guerilla actions filtered through fine art. Appropriately in his most obsessive piece, he swam the length of the Mississippi River as a performance and environmental statement. A decorated veteran, he’s also worked with Vietnam Veterans Against the War since the late 60’s and authors “Oxy the Smart Bomb” for their national newspaper.

His workshop is sub-titled “Creativity of the people, for the people and the planet” and will focus on intentional art that has the power to touch people, affect their attitudes and ultimately their behavior for a better world. The conference theme is “Education, Empire, Economy & Ethics at a Crossroads” and includes the legendary activist, historian and lawyer Staughton Lynd, NCSS Defense of Academic Freedom Award recipient Greg Queen and eco-justice, educator and scholar Rebecca Martusewicz as keynote speakers.

More information is available on Billy X. Curmano at http://www.billyx.net and the Rouge Forum at www.rougeforum.org

Be safe; stay well and live happily ever after,

Billy X. Curmano

billyx@ridge-runner.com

http://www.billyx.net

http://www.Twitter.com/BillyXC

Art Works USA

27979 County Road 17

Winona, MN 55987

1.507.452.1598

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17. R. Sikoryak, FF Alumn, in Time Out New York

I did an illustration for the Summer Arts Preview issue of Time Out New York, and they plugged my upcoming book, Masterpiece Comics. It's in the May 7 print edition.

Their website has samples of a few strips from the book, and I assume they'll still be up next week:

http://newyork.timeout.com/articles/summer-in-nyc/74331/r-sikoryaks-masterpiece-comics

R. Sikoryak

10 Stuyvesant Oval # 10-D

NY, NY 10009-2424

212-353-1681

www.rsikoryak.com

www.theispot.com/artist/rsikoryak 

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18. Julie Tolentino, FF Alumn, at Pact-Zollverein, Essen, Germany, May 30-31

Julie Tolentino, FF Alumn, will be presented by Pact-Zollverein, Essen Germany: A TRUE STORY ABOUT TWO PEOPLE - a 24 hour performance on

SAT MAY 30 21.00 h UNTIL SUN MAY 31 21.00 h; http://www.pact-zollverein.de/english/programme/2009/0905jetlag2.html  

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19. Pamela Sneed, FF Alumn, at Here, Manhattan, May 14, and in Essence Magazine.

Right to Return/one night only/ Thursday May 14th @Here Theater Tickets are 18 dollars. Show is at 8pm.

Can't wait to see all of you there!

And

a poem of mine from KONG has been published in Essence Magazine. The June issue with Jennifer Hudson on the cover.  Hope you’ll all buy one and let Essence know how much you’ve enjoyed it. Remember to always spread the WORD!

All the best,

Pamela

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20. Eleanor Antin, FF Alumn, at Electronic Arts Intermix, Manhattan, May 19

ELEANOR ANTIN

Artist Talk + Screening

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

6:30 pm

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)

535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor

New York, NY 10011

www.eai.org

Admission free

Eleanor Antin has worked in film, video, photography, installation and performance for four decades. In the 1970s, Antin produced a series of feature-length narrative videos starring hand-painted paper dolls. Performing with a cast of two-dimensional characters, Antin tackled major issues of the day, while lampooning contemporary gender roles and cultural stereotypes. Antin will speak about this series and screen excerpts from works including The Adventures of a Nurse (1976), The Nurse and the Hijackers (1977) and The Angel of Mercy (1981).

In The Adventures of a Nurse, Antin introduces her paper doll protagonist, "Nurse Eleanor," who becomes the brave, and much put-upon, heroine of a succession of cliché romances with a dying poet, a biker, a doctor, a French ski bum, and an anti-war senator. The Nurse and the Hijackers employs the structure of a popular movie genre as an armature for Antin's theater of ideas. Featuring a cast of hand-painted paper dolls, who display more than a coincidental resemblance to figures in the art world of the 1970s, Antin's drama recounts the hijacking of "Nurse Eleanor's" plane on the way to St. Tropez. Finally, in The Angel of Mercy, Antin's paper dolls become life-size in a live performance restaged for video in 1981. Here, Antin replaces "Nurse Eleanor," her ironic amalgamation of 1970s bimbo stereotypes, with "Eleanor Nightingale," who leaves the silken prison of her Victorian home and goes off to war in the Crimea.

Antin will also screen an excerpt from her newest video, Classical Frieze (2009), which documents the production of Antin's large-scale photographic tableaux. One can see these recent works, which focus on classical history, mythology and allegory, as the logical outcome of Antin's earlier directorial activities. Instead of filling the frame with a paper cast, here she carefully directs and arranges flesh and blood models.

In her early works, Antin uses fictional characters, autobiography and narrative to invent histories and explore what she calls "the slippery nature of the self." Antin deploys role-playing and artifice as conceptual devices, adopting archetypal personae — a ballerina, a king, a nurse — in her theatrical dramatizations of identity and representation.

A Q&A session with the audience will follow Antin's presentation.

Eleanor Antin was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1997, and is currently an Emeritus professor at the University of California, San Diego. Her work has been exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Jewish Museum, New York, among others. The PBS series art:21 featured Antin in its 2003 season. In 1999 she was honored with a retrospective of her work at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The San Diego Museum of Art held a major exhibition of her works in 2008. Antin lives and works in San Diego.

About EAI

Founded in 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is one of the world's leading nonprofit resources for video art. A pioneering advocate for media art and artists, EAI's core program is the distribution and preservation of a major collection of over 3,500 new and historical media works by artists. EAI fosters the creation, exhibition, distribution and preservation of video art and digital art. EAI's activities include a preservation program, viewing access, educational services, extensive online resources, and public programs such as artists' talks, exhibitions and panels. The Online Catalogue is a comprehensive resource on the artists and works in the EAI collection, and also features extensive materials on exhibiting, collecting and preserving media art: www.eai.org

Electronic Arts Intermix

535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor

New York, NY 10011

(212) 337-0680 tel

(212) 337-0679 fax

info@eai.org

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Experimental Television Center. The Experimental Television Center's Presentation Funds Program is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.

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21. Robin Tewes, Ed Ruscha, FF Alumns, at Adam Baumgold Gallery, Manhatan, thru June 19

"Story Lines" at

The Adam Baumgold Gallery 

74 E 79th street 

May 8-June 19 

gallery hours: Tue-Sat 11-5:30

212-861-7338

Artists Include: Robin Tewes, Charles Burns, Aline Kominsky Crumb, Mark Kostabi, Ed Ruscha, Saul Steinberg, Chris Ware, Marc Bell, Adam Dant, Jules Feiffer, George Grosz, H.C.Westerman, David Wojnarowicz and others

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22. Yoonhye Park, FF Alumn, at chashama, Manhattan, May 15

Bodies of Pyongyang
A performance art installation by Yoonhye Park

chashama Window Space
266 West 37th Street
Friday, May 15, 2009, 5-7pm

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23. David Khang, FF Alumn, at Anza Club, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 19-21

May 19, 20, 21

The Tomorrow Collective presents Brief Encounters,
an interdisciplinary performance series designed
to fuse genres and push artistic boundaries.

The Artists:
David Khang (visual and performance artist) + Ziyian Kwan (dance artist)
Miranda Pearson (poet) + Amy Kazymerchyk (film-maker)
Richard O’Sullivan (hip-hop dancer) + Susan Bertoia (theatre artist)
Jill Barber (singer/songwriter) + Hank Mann (set designer)
Dominic Fontaine (sculptor) + Tiffany Tregarthen (contemporary dancer)
Raakhi Sinha (bolly/bhangra dancer) + Andrea Young (sound artist)

8 pm (doors: 7:30 pm)
After-performance lounge:
dj jacob cino, bar,

Admission:
$20 general
$17 TCAS members

Anza club:
3 west 8th ave.
mount pleasant, vancouver, canada
Information:
tomorrowcollective@yahoo.ca
www.tomorrowcollective.com

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24. Mark Tribe, FF Alumn, at Exhibition, Manhattan, May 13

Oh say can you see...  performance art for free...  in a no-budget, artist-run temporary art space in Nolita?

YES!

Star Spangled Cover (feat André Lassalle and Greg Tate), a performance/installation by Mark Tribe.

One night only: this Wednesday, May 13, 9pm at Exhibition, 211 Elizabeth St. (below Prince) in NYC.

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25. Liliana Porter, FF Alumn, at Galeria Ruth Benzacar, Buenos Aires, Argentina, opening May 13

Solo exhibition in Buenos Aires- Liliana Porter- Galeria Ruth Benzacar- May 13- June 20 2009

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26. Doug Beube, I. Leon Golomb, FF Alumns, in Brooklyn, May 16-17

Hope to see you this weekend, either May 16th or 17th from 12-6 pm at the SONYA artists studio stroll - http://www.sonyaonline.org/ 

Doug Beube, FF Alumn

69 Fort Greene Pl.

Brooklyn. NY

11217

I'm between Fulton St and DeKalb Ave, (near BAM,) please check the SONYA map on their website.

and

I. Leon Golomb, FF Member

@ 100 Lafayette Avenue

corner of South Oxford St

Fort Greene, Brooklyn

C train to Lafayette Ave; all others to Atlantic Ave

 Thank you.

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27. Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumn, at St. Mark’s Church, Manhattan, May 18

Carolee Schneemann - Mysteries of the Iconographies

St. Mark’s Church – Parish Hall; 8pm Monday the 18th of May 2009:

Mysteries of the Iconographies is Schneemann’s recent visual lecture in which she travels backwards and forwards in time.  Recurring formal properties are analyzed beginning with obsessive childhood drawings of a staircase.  The mysteries of a notched stick, paper folds, indentations, the slice of line in space are followed as unexpected structural motives, up to and including her recent photographic grids and objects.

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