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Contents for June 08, 2009

1. Barbara Bloom, FF Alumn, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, June 12
2. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at Stonington Opera House, Maine, June 18
3. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, at Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY, June 13-Aug. 30, and more
4. Ray Johnson, FF Alumn, in the New York Times, May 29
5. AA Bronson, FF Alumn, at Art Basel, Switzerland, June 10
6. Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn, now online
7. Disband, FF Alumns, at Printed Matter, Manhattan, June 18
8. Anita Ponton, FF Alumn, now on youtube.com
9. Alan Sondheim, Pauline Oliveros/Ione, FF Alumns, in Toronto, Canada, June 12
10. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, in Brooklyn, June 12
11. Geoffrey Hendricks, FF Alumn, in Paris, France, July 13-14, and more
12. Veronica Vera, FF Alumn, at Lincoln Center Library, Manhattan, June 18
13. Mitzi Humphrey, FF Alumn, at Middle St. Galler, Washington, VA, July 3-26

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1. Barbara Bloom, FF Alumn, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, June 12

In conjunction with the exhibition The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, are three evenings of film are curated by artists featured in the exhibition, for whom movies have played a key role in the development of their work.

Barbara Bloom will show Jacques Tatis Playtime as well as her own The Diamond Lane (1981), a work in the form of a trailer for a nonexistent film. June 12, 6 PM The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 5th Avenue at 82nd Street, Manhattan

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2. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at Stonington Opera House, Maine, June 18

EarSay invited you to "Judth Sloan in YO MISS! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide" on Thursday, June 18 at 7:00pm.  http://www.operahousearts.org/index.php

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3. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, at Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY, June 13-Aug. 30, and more

Franc Palaia will be included in "Ecotones" a group exhibition of works addressing environmental issues, curated by Brian Wallace. dates are June 13 - Aug. 30, 2009. Museum hours are Tuesday-Friday 11-5pm. Sat & Sun 1-5pm. info: sdma@newpaltz.edu.  1 Hawk Dr.

SUNY- New Paltz, NY-   845-257-3844

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Franc will also present a solo show at the Westport Art Center from June 12- July 12, 2009.  The show will feature selected works from his suitcase Light Boxes, illuminated photo sculptural works where back-lit color transparencies of architecture, landscapes and antiquities are inserted in antique suitcases and arranged in stacks or towers on the floor  and on the wall. Alison Nordstrom, curator of the George Eastman house says of Franc's work from an exhibit at the Center for Photography at Woodstock," Palaia's surreal photo-sculptures of suitcases and color images of travel cross bounderies and chart new territory. He has a distinctive individual voice, his work looks like no one else's. He's developed a vocabulary for what he is thinking about". 

Westport Art Center, 51 Riverside Ave. Westport Art Center, Westport, Ct. 203-222-7070  www.westportartscenter.org

Franc Palaia 845-486-1378   www.baupalaia.blogspot.com      www.galleryandstudio.org

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4. Ray Johnson, FF Alumn, in the New York Times, May 29

Dear Friends,

We are delighted to share news with you about our exhibition, Ray Johnson... Dali/Warhol/and others... ‘Main Ray, Ducham, Openheim, Pikabia...’ at Richard L. Feigen & Co., which received an extensive review in the The New York Times (May 29, 2009):
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/29/arts/design/29john.html?_r=1&ref=design. The exhibition runs through July 31, 2009 and we hope you will all be able to come and see it.

We would also like to tell you about the Ray Johnson retrospective, which opened in London at Raven Row, and will be traveling to the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) in Barcelona, Spain this fall.  The exhibition will open on November 5, 2009 and will run through January 10, 2010.  

We hope you will all be able to visit the gallery to see our Johnson exhibition, and we look forward to seeing you in Basel!

Best wishes,
Frances F. L. Beatty, Ph.D.
Vice President
Richard L. Feigen & Co.
34 East 69th Street
New York, NY 10065

(212) 628-0700 ph
(212) 249-4574 fax
www.rlfeigen.com <http://www.rlfeigen.com>
www.rayjohnsonestate.com <http://www.rayjohnsonestate.com>  

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5. AA Bronson, FF Alumn, at Art Basel, Switzerland, June 10

Dear Friends,

Hard Hat with Galerie Frédéric Giroux have the pleasure of welcoming you to :

AA Bronson, Mirror Mirror
ART BASEL - ECART BOOTH
Hall 2.1 / L11
Wednesday -june 10 2009, 3 - 4 PM

Join us for a drink !

F. Stroun : + 41 78 775 96 90
B. Lovay : +41 789 60 29

HARD HAT
39, rue des Bains
CH-1205 Genève
Switzerland
www.hard-hat.ch

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6. Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn, now online

Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn, introduces "Make Me a SUPERMAN" (online)

Sonya Rapoport would like to announce a recent artwork: "Make Me a SUPERMAN". "Make Me a SUPERMAN" revisits "MAKE ME A MAN, a webwork that I created in 1997 to reveal the striking social similarities of gender antagonism in both the cultures of the New Guinea Highlands and those of the West. These civilizations are founded on the learned nurtured behavior of men at the expense and alienation of women. I take Barack Obama as my subject, examining the many ways that his upbringing radically diverged from the process of man-making I investigated in "MAKE ME A MAN". I propose that Obama's feminine attributes contribute to his success and popularity and make him a Superman.

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7. Disband, FF Alumns, at Printed Matter, Manhattan, June 18

Printed Matter is hosting the CD release party for DISBAND, from 5-7 pm on June 18, 2009 at 195 10th Avenue, Manhattan 212 925 0325.

Primary Information is happy to announce the release of the first ever DISBAND CD. Compiled from over three years of performance around New York from 1979 and 1982, the CD features 21 songs.

While the DISBAND collective featured many members in its brief lifetime, the CD captures the group as Ilona Granet, Donna Henes, Barbara Kruger (briefly), Ingrid Sischy, Diane Torr, and Martha Wilson.  Wilson, inspired by the no-wave scene and club culture around her, in particular the Y-Pants, Theoretical Girls, Bush Tetras, and James White and the Blacks, started DISBAND in 1978. As Martha Wilson herself explained:

“Bands played at the Mudd Club, Tr3, AREA, CBGBs. But they all knew how to play instruments and I didn’t, so I called up artist girlfriends who were long on concept and short on skills, and DISBAND, the all-girl band of artists who couldn’t play any instruments, was born.”

While this sounds like the equation for badly played instruments and screechy vocals that became a hallmark of the late-70s New York music scene, DISBAND left the instruments behind and focused their efforts on crafting melodic all-vocal pop songs that were both sharp-tongued and tongue-in-cheek.  Taking on the role of both band and artist collective, they blurred the line between performance art and live music.

DISBAND’s lyrics contributed to ongoing discussions on the art and social issues of their time yet they remain relevant. Sexual identity, gender inequality, cold war politics, and the daily struggles of artists and art workers all play a role in the band’s lyrics.

Mirroring the chaos and temporarity of that time, the band split up in
1982 having never produced a record. This is the first comprehensive look at their all-too brief career.

This CD features 21 recordings captured from the band’s live performances between 1979-1982 and retails for $14. For more information or to purchase the CD, please visit: http://primaryinformation.org/index.php?/projects/disband/

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8. Anita Ponton, FF Alumn, now on youtube.com

Hello everyone

I wanted to let you all know that there is now a selection of my work showing on Youtube. As well as documentation of various performance works, there are some video performance works and short films, all easily accessible at any time. If you get a moment, please take a look at

http://www.youtube.com/user/anitaponton

Enjoy!

Best
Anita

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9. Alan Sondheim, Pauline Oliveros/Ione, FF Alumns, in Toronto, Canada, June 12

June 12th Performance Event At Subtle Technologies!

"This is the press release for Friday's June 12th's event. For those that can't attend the symposium in standard shape and form; there will be a video-slip-stream into Second Life. The SLURL for Subtle Technologies/OCAD Island in Second Life is at http://tiny.cc/Tru7M unfortunately, to preserve bandwidth, we won't stream the performances."

Friday June the 12th at 8pm at the Innis Town Hall at 2 Sussex Ave on Toronto the University of Toronto campus 

The Subtle Technologies Festival is proud to present an evening of networked performance featuring:

 The Pauline Oliveros/Ione/Chris Chafe trio - in a networkedperformance between Innis Hall and The Banff Center Alan Sondheim - will be performing on stage, t?te-?-t?te, through Second Life with his Austria situated counterpart Sandy Baldwin. Second Front -Scott Kildall and Patrick Lichty will have an on stage face off with their Second Front performance troop to present a new piece for the denizen's of Second Life, 'Red White and Blue Dawn' Jeremy Bailey - in demo/performance mode, presenting his new mockware 'War Mail' Johannes Birringer - will screen an excerpt from his new performance peice Ukiyo - Movable World the evening is curated by Willy Le Maitre

http://www.subtletechnologies.com/2009/?page_id=206

The Pauline Oliveros / Ione / Chris Chafe trio Pioneers in extended forms of American New Music; their performance explores musical spaces often across physical spaces. Blending music and spoken word improvisation, the festival performance links stages in Toronto and Banff. The three have been developing artistic practice within the telematic medium collectively. Pauline Oliveros, composer, performer and humanitarian is an important pioneer in American Music. Acclaimed internationally, for four decades she has explored sound -- forging new ground for herself and others.Deep Listening, her lifetime practice, is fundamental to her composing, performing and teaching. She serves as Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY; Darius Milhaud Artist-in-residence at Mills College, Oakland CA; and president of the Deep Listening Institute in Kingston NY. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pauline_Oliveros Chris Chafe is a composer, cellist, music researcher with an interest in computer music composition and interactive performance. He hasbeen a long-term denizen of the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University, where he directs the centre and teaches computer music courses. Chafe developed the Jack Trip software which has enabled an exploration in near realtime telematic music. Using a fast network the open source software facilitates an eight channel Cd quality audio link where bi-costal delays are around 400 milliseconds. IONE is an author, playwright and director, & spoken word performer, whose seminal work, Pride of Family; Four Generations of American Women of Color, (a New York Times Notable Book) was published in a classic edition by Doubleday/Broadway Books. (October 2004). Ione isalso the Artistic Director of Deep Listening Institute, Ltd.

Alan Sondheim Alan Sondheim and Sandy Baldwin performing in Second Life: Sandy and I AvaTanz together which means we trigger objects to take us over, splurge on the chat, maybe have some sound at work beyond the usual click-clack, and work those altered mocap files at around 800 meters transparent space. Usually stuff crashes; here, who knows? It's about eroticism, memory of neighborhood, being-mess. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Sondheim

Second Front - performance of Red White and Blue Dawn Second Front are a pioneering avatar performance group in Second Life. They create theatres of the absurd that challenge notions of virtual embodiment, online performance and the formation of virtual narrative. Tactical art by the performance group currently serving a Second Life sentence. Scott Kildall and Patrick Lichty will be present in the flesh. http://www.secondfront.org/blog/

Jeremy Bailey - ~QWar Mail~R a launch of War Mail by Demo-Performer Jeremy Bailey. Bailey creates videos and performances that demonstrate satirical software programs of his own design. His work has been described by filmmaker magazine as ~Sa one man revolution on the way we use video, computers and our bodies to create art~T.

http://www.jeremybailey.net/

Johannes Birringer - Ukiyo - Movable World Johannes Birringer will present an excerpt from the choreographic installation UKYIO, a collaboration between performers in the UK and Tokyo. The performance blends audio, dance, and digital projections, inviting the audience to shift its perspectives by moving among the various elements as the work unfolds.

http://www.aliennationcompany.com/people/jobi.htm

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10. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, in Brooklyn, June 12

Friday, June 12, at 5::30 pm the Famous Accordion Orchestra completes its Spring Gardens Tour at the President Street Community Garden (5th Ave and President Street), as part of Local Produce's Free Concert  Series.   We'll have some extra players, and will be previewing a new  piece for a large bunch of accordions.  Be there!

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11. Geoffrey Hendricks, FF Alumn, in Paris, France, July 13-14, and more

July 13 and 14 a Fluxus exhibition will be opening in Paris at Passage de Retz, 9 Rue Charlot, 75003 Paris, near the Pompidou. The project was initiated by Ben Vautier and is curated by Bernard Blistene. Jacqueline Frydman is Director of the Art Center. I imagine I'll be doing a headstand along with all the other Fluxus activites.

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July 20 to August 1 I will be teaching a  class titled "Fluxus: Artist as Nomad" at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg, Austria. The web-site for my class is:

http://www.summeracademy.at/en/artists.php?artist=160

Are there interested students in the greater Franklin Furnace family?

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In May I had some Sky Underpants in the show lingerie / underwear by artists organized by Harry Ruhé of Galerie A in Amsterdam together with Jeannette Dekeukeleire. They were modeled by professional models. 

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This fall Harry Ruhé will be having them modeled at the Artists Editions Book Fair in New York, where I will also be working with Robin Kahn on other activities.

Right now I'm at my place on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia.

Best regards,

Geoffrey

Geoffrey Hendricks
RR 1, Port Hood,
Nova Scotia B0E 2W0
Canada
Tel: 902-787-3410

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12. Veronica Vera, FF Alumn, at Lincoln Center Library, Manhattan, June 18

Veronica Vera FF alumna and  her project Miss Vera's Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls  will be featured in the third annual Drag Show Video Verite selected by drag historian Joe E. Jeffreys presented at the Lincoln Center Library for The Performing Arts, Bruno Walter Auditorium on Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 6p. Members of New York’s Crossdressers Int’l are included in the segment. Other artists on this third annual program include: All the Kings Men, Joey Arias, Lady Bunny, Mr. Lynn Carter, Jackie Curtis, Candy Darling, Flotilla DeBarge, Divine, Dred, Ethyl Eichelberger, Epiphany, Zondra Foxx, Oswaldo Gomez, Murray Hill, Robert La Fosse, Charles Ludlam, Vickie Lynn, Lypsinka, Brini Maxwell, Raven O, Peppermint, Everett Quinton, RuPaul, Linda Simpson, Sweetie, Sydicious, Ann Tiqui, Sherry Vine, Rose Wood, Holly Woodlawn and many, many more. Never before seen outtakes from the 1968 documentary The Queen featuring Flawless Sabrina. Plus special slide show of drag portraits by Ves Pitts with live piano accompaniement provided by Jacqueline Jonee.

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13. Mitzi Humphrey, FF Alumn, at Middle St. Galler, Washington, VA, July 3-26

FF Alumn Mitzi Humphrey will be showing prints in the upcoming ONE/OFF Printmaking Exhibition at Middle Street Gallery in Washington, Va. 

The exhibition is scheduled for July 3-26, 2009

A reception is scheduled for Sunday, July 12 from 2-4 pm, and the public is cordially invited.

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