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Contents for September 16, 2009
1. David Perez, FF Fund Recipient 2009-10, at Parsons, The New School for Design, and Exit Art, Manhattan, October 3

2. Mark Bloch, Reed Altemus, Ray Johnson, Carolee Schneemann, Reid Wood, FF Alumns, at Emily Harvey Foundation, Manhattan, thru Sept. 22
3. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, new book published by Edgewise Press
4. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, at Flaten Art Museum, Northfield, MN, opening Sept. 18
5. Ken Weaver, FF Alumn, at Schroeder Romero, Manhattan, thru Oct. 24
6. Chris Sullivan, FF Alumn, at Open Eye Figure Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 2-3
7. Vito Acconci, FF Alumn, at Electronic Arts Intermix Video Project Space, Manhattan, thru Oct. 3
8. Kanene Holder, FF Alumn, online at thirteencelebration.org
9. Peggy Shaw, FF Alumn, at Hemispheric Institute, Manhattan, Sept. 18
10. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, September calendar
11. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, in new book, Alguien Dijo Participar
12. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, at Dieu Donne, opening Sept. 17
13. Ken Friedman, FF Alumn, at Stendahl Galler, Manhattan, thru Oct. 10
14. R. Sikoryak, FF Alumn, releases Masterpiece Comics, and more
15. Peter Downsbrough, FF Alumn, at Musee de Louvain-la-Neuive, Belgium, thru December 6
16. Performance Studies international, call for proposals, deadline Nov. 15
17. Kazuko Miyamoto, FF Member, at Gallery 128, Manhatan, opening Sept. 18
18. Daniel Joseph Martinez, FF Alumn, at Gemini G. E. L., Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 26
19. Lauren Ewing, Bruce Yonemoto, FF Alumns, in new publication from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
20. Ray Johnson, Andy Warhol, FF Alumns, at Richard L. Feigen & Co., Manhattan, thru Oct. 2
21. Cecilia Vicuna, FF Alumn, at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, thru Dec. 4, and more
22. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, Provincetown, MA, Sept 24
23. Ree Morton, FF Alumn, at The Drawing Center, Manhattan, opening Sept. 17
24. Doug Beube, Stephanie Brody-Lederman , Angela Lorenz, Joan Lyons, Ana Mendieta, Purgatory Pie Press, Miriam Schaer, Susan Share, Joan Snyder, Buzz Spector, FF Alumns, at Central Booking, Brooklyn, opening Sept. 17
25. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, at Italian American Cultural Institute, Sept. 25
26. Shirin Neshat, FF Alumn, awarded Silver Lion for best director, Venice Film Festival
27. Allan Kaprow, William Pope.L, FF Alumns, in the New York Times, Sept. 13
28. elin o'Hara slavick, FF Alumn, at Cosign Projects, St. Louis, MO, thru Oct. 30
29. Ame Gilbert, FF Alumn, at NYC International Pickle festival, Oct. 4, Manhattan
30. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, book signing at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Sept. 19, and more
31. Sapphire, FF Alumn, in the New York Times, Sept. 13
32. AA Bronson, FF Alumn, publishes two new works
33. Mitzi Humphrey, FF Alumn, at Artspace, Richmond, VA, Sept. 25-Oct. 30
34. Liliana Porter, FF Alumn, launches new website
35. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at the Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine, and more
36. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, at BWAC Coalition Gallery, Brooklyn, Sept. 20

1. David Perez, FF Fund Recipient 2009-10, at Parsons, The New School for Design, and Exit Art, Manhattan, October 3

Human Rights + Human Wrongs
Performance and Politics in Guatemala

A symposium about the impact of contemporary artists whose work explores the recent history of state violence in Central America and its residual effects in everyday life.

This project is organized in conjunction with an exhibition of works by Regina Galindo opening on October 2nd, and a performance by David Perez on October 3rd, both at Exit Art. Perez's performance is commissioned by The Franklin Furnace Fund.

Regina Galindo, artist
Anibal Lopez, artist
David Perez, artist
Johanna Burton, Whitney Independent Study Program
Kate Doyle, National Security Archive
Jill Lane, New York University
Silvia Vega-Llona, The New School

Kellen Auditorium
66 Fifth Ave. at 13th Street
Saturday, October 3, 2009
A free public event
An Intermedia Initiatives Project
Organized by Coco Fusco
Parsons, The New School for Design


PERFORMANCE at Exit Art, 475 10th Ave # 1, New York, NY 10018-9725
(212) 925-2928, www.exitart.org

Saturday, October 3 / 7pm
Tumulos/Burial Mounds, a performance piece by David Perez Karmadavis. Tumulos is defined as a pile of rocks and dirt raised over a tomb. New York is a locus of a diverse range of ideas, peoples and lifestyles. While for years the city has symbolized success and opportunity, the current economic downturn has destabilized its inhabitants literally - and symbolically. Ten people will lie flat on the ground, side to side, with a distance of approximately one meter between them. A carpet or piece of fabric will be placed over their bodies so that they are completely covered, with only their heads revealed.

This performance/variable media art work is made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Stimulus funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; the Lambent Foundation; and Jerome Foundation.



2. Mark Bloch, Reed Altemus, Ray Johnson, Carolee Schneemann, Reid Wood, FF Alumns, at Emily Harvey Foundation, Manhattan, thru Sept. 22

Mark Bloch, FF Alum, to perform at The Emily Harvey Foundation - 537 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10012 In conjunction with A BOOK ABOUT DEATH : AN UNBOUND BOOK ON THE SUBJECT OF DEATH.

OPENING: September 10, 2009 - 7 PM-10 pm
EXHIBITION: September 10 - September 22, 2009

The Emily Harvey Foundation is pleased to present A Book About Death, a sprawling, collaborative unbound book on the subject of death. The opening on Thursday, September 10, 2009, one day shy of 9/11, brings together hundreds of artists in a global exhibition that honors the late artist Ray Johnson, whose own work inspired this exhibition.

A Book About Death is an unbound book on the subject of death, and its sprawling content is comprised of artist post cards. Thus, artists have sent in 500 cards each.

In addition to one "page" of the book, Mark Bloch, one of 13 speakers and performers for the opening night, will contribute a short piece A BOOK ABOUT RAY JOHNSON, designed to shed some light on the man who inspired the project. "Between March 1963 and early 1965, Ray Johnson sent out an unbound 'book' in the mail one page at a time," said Bloch. "It was a largely unnoticed milestone in the history of books. To make things even more interesting, like much of Johnson's art, it took as its subject 'death.' Now almost 15 years after the mysterious death of Johnson himself, a huge cross-section of international artists have been asked to revisit Johnson's original strategy by submitting one page each to a new 'Book About Death.'"

Bloch concluded, "I think it's going to be a real 1960s style Happening for the new millennium," to which Matthew Rose, the project's organizer, added, "That happening will also be webcast live - to fit the 21st century and the global nature of this project."

Works in the form of a 500 artist post cards are "pages" in this limited edition, unbound book on the subject of death. The exhibition has unfolded online since March with daily postings of artist's postcard submissions to the project. Open to all, no jury, all works have been accepted, and the philosophy of the exhibition was simply to create a book that reflected how people across the planet interpreted death.

The opening program is set with Carolee Schneemann, David Shapiro, Colette Copeland, Michael Andre, Mark Bloch, Colleen Nika, Hens Breet, Jac Charlesworth (from the UK), Cecil Touchon and Keith Buchholz, Simon Critchley and Dr. Phil Shinn. A live webcast of the opening will be available not only for those artists who have contributed from all corners of the globe, but for anyone interested to see the work up close and the performers and speakers. A videotape will be produced afterwards from the many videos taken during the opening - yet another collaboration of this project.

For more details, please see the links for the live webcast, sponsors, posters the opening program, and other information, as well as the "wall"

of all the art works on both http://abookaboutdeath.blogspot.com/ and http://abookaboutdeath.net/

In addition, Bloch will also perform Dada Poetry September 11 at the Boiler at 191 N. 14th Street in Brooklyn, Pierogi's new space. Billed as a Fluxfest, many out of town visitors for the Thursday night Book of Death event will perform here including Bloch, Reid Wood (Ohio), Keith Buckholz (St. Louis), Don Boyd (Ohio), Reed Altemus (Maine) and others. The event is from 7 to 9 pm and it is free to the public.



3. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, new book published by Edgewise Press

I want to let you know that my book of essays has been published by Edgewise Press: "Towards an Immersive Intelligence: Essays on the Work of Art in the Age of Computer Technology and Virtual Reality 1993-2006"

Price of regular editions: $10.00 each
Add $2.00 for postage and handling for the first book and $.25 for each subsequent book.
Add $1.00 N.Y. State Sales tax where applicable.
Make checks payable to
and mail to:
Edgewise Press
24 Fifth Ave. No. 224
New York, N.Y. 10011
For further information contact Richard Milazzo, Howard Bates Johnson, or Joy L. Glass atepinc@mindspring.com Phone: 212-982-4818
Best Regards
Joseph Nechvatal



4. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, at Flaten Art Museum, Northfield, MN, opening Sept. 18

ART FROM MATH / MATH AS ART, Group Show, Opening Sept. 18, 6:30-8:30 PM
Sept. 18 - Oct. 23, 2009

Roberta Allen has had numerous one-person exhibitions, including shows at John
Weber Gallery, NY; P.S. 1, MOMA, L.I.C.; the Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus,
Munich; the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Perth, Australia; at galleries in
Amsterdam, Milan, Dusseldorf, Brussels, Munich,Г‚ and Rome, and worldwide in
group shows. Public collections include the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is
also the author of eight literary books.



5. Ken Weaver, FF Alumn, at Schroeder Romero, Manhattan, thru Oct. 24

637 West 27th Street New York, NY 10001
tel: 212 630-0722 www.schroederromero.com
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11-6

Play It Forward
September 10 - October 24, 2009
Opening reception: Thursday, September 10, 6-8pm

Schroeder Romero is pleased to announce Play It Forward an exhibition that celebrates our future and gives a sneak peak at our upcoming exhibitions this season.

Bobby Neel Adams
Brice Brown
Charles Browning
Tony Fitzpatrick
Susan Graham
Eric Heist
Brian Kenny
Steve Lambert
Wendy Small
Ken Weaver
Julie Weitz



6. Chris Sullivan, FF Alumn, at Open Eye Figure Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 2-3

Chris Sullivan Will be Performing
Mark The Encounter. in Minneapolis October 2nd and 3rd, see link.


Open Eye Figure Theatre
506 East 24th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Administration and Box Office Reservation Line:
(612) 874.6338



7. Vito Acconci, FF Alumn, at Electronic Arts Intermix Video Project Space, Manhattan, thru Oct. 3

September 9-19, 2009

September 23 - October 3, 2009

Wednesday - Sunday, 11 am - 6 pm

EAI Video Project Space
X Initiative
548 West 22nd Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10011

Admission free

EAI is pleased to present two seminal but rarely screened feature-length works from the 1970s by Vito Acconci: The Red Tapes (1977) and My Word (1973-74). The Red Tapes is a three-part epic that is a key work in video art history. My Word is a feature-length silent film that is unique in Acconci's artistic practice. This September, visitors to the EAI Video Project Space at X will have the opportunity to engage with these complex and absorbing works in an intimate screening environment.

September 9-19, 2009
1977, 141:27 min, b&w, sound

In this three-part work, Acconci maps a topography of the self within a cultural and social context, exploring identity through history, cultural artifacts and language. Stating that the work moves "from Vito Acconci to a larger Americanism, between a psychological personal space and a cultural personal space," Acconci constructs a dense amalgam of narrative strategies, photographic images, music, performance and spoken text. Designed originally for video projection, The Red Tapes merges video space (the close-up) with filmic space (landscape). In Tape 1: Common Knowledge, Acconci focuses on representation and self, with a narrative that takes the form of a mystery. Tape 2: Local Color is essayistic and analytical; architectural and sculptural spaces become manifestations of the psychological. In Tape 3: Time Lag, Acconci and actors act out a "rehearsal of America."

September 23 - October 3, 2009
1973-74, 91:30 min, color, silent, Super 8 film on video

In this feature-length silent film, Acconci uses hand-written title cards to present an "interior monologue" about speaking, language and silence. The written text alternates with images of Acconci, alone in the interior of an urban loft or on a rooftop, with the skyline of downtown New York as a backdrop. Acconci's metaphorical landscape of isolation visually resonates in the text, in which he directly addresses several different women by name, alluding to their relationships with him. The women's identities seem mutable; they are consigned to silence. Suggesting the unstable nature of subjectivity that is explored in his early works, Acconci ultimately appears to be "speaking" to himself.

EAI at X Initiative
EAI presents a series of public programs at X, the not-for-profit, temporary exhibition space located in Manhattan's West Chelsea neighborhood. The EAI Video Project Space, located on the ground floor of X, features a curated exhibition program of artists' video from EAI's major collection of media artworks. Highlighting a multi-generational, multi-disciplinary range of artists and practices, EAI's programs at X bring new works by emerging artists into dialogue with rarely seen historical treasures from the EAI archives.

X is located at 542 West 22nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues.

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



8. Kanene Holder, FF Alumn, online at thirteencelebration.org

I hope all is well! Indeed I will be on Channel 13 on Thursday the evening of September 10 at 10:30pm. I'm one of two featured teachers for my teaching and my ability to converse with other teachers and educational scholars. I am networking, dancing, interviewing:).....etc. It will also be streaming online at thirteencelebration.org after September 10.

Thank you
Kanene Holder



9. Peggy Shaw, FF Alumn, at Hemispheric Institute, Manhattan, Sept. 18

Dear Hemi friends in the New York area!
We hope you can join us next
for a special evening with the one and only
in which she will perform excerpts from her new show
a collaboration with Clod Ensemble, London
"A journey through the shadows of a city,
A pound of flesh, a book of Love"...

Peggy Shaw is an independent performance artist, painter and poet whose work is firmly rooted in a queer feminist perspective, with an unceasing quest for global equality in writing, spoken word and performance. (www.splitbritches.com)

Where: 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor (Hemispheric Institute)
When: Friday, September 18th, 7:00 PM
What: Peggy Shaw performs exceprts from Must: The True Story

Reception will follow.

See you then!

marlГЁne ramГ­rez-cancio | marlene.cancio@nyu.edu
212.998.1631 | assistant director of arts & media
hemispheric institute of performance and politics
new york university
20 cooper square, 5th floor
new york, ny 10003



10. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, September calendar

Please join us for the return of avant-garde artist Barbara Rosenthal to New York in September, after four shows this summer in Berlin and the acquisition of new works by The Berlin Jewish Museum, The Berlin Kunstbibiliotek, and the Tate in London.

You are cordially invited to the following 4 New York venues:

Thursday, Sept. 10, RECEPTION 6-8 pm: First Thursdays every month.
Thursday, Sept. 17, OPENING RECEPTION 6-8 pm: Inaugural Show
including BARBARA ROSENTHAL: ""Existential Button Pins Shirts in Garment Bag Suite" 2008 and related projects, 2009.

Telephone to view Barbara Rosenthal: "Children's Shoes Print Suite" 1993.

Telephone to visit Rosenthal preparing print, video, text and performance work for Autumn shows in Prague and Padua.

Open Tue-Wed 11am-6pm; Thu-Sat 11am-7pm
Over 30 books, CDs, DVDs by Barbara Rosenthal



11. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, in new book, Alguien Dijo Participar

September 11th 2009
Launch of the book BїAlguien Dijo Participar?
According to publishing tradition, while launching a book is desirable to get a good place (trendy-gallery, institutional auditorium, cultural centre or church hall) where bring together a number of colleagues, friends and family ... uncork some wine bottles to celebrate while explaining the main topics of the book. You can send the media a "press-release" and try to fill (depending on your expected convening power) the rented-paid-occupied place.

Launch of the book BїAlguien Dijo Participar?
Un Atlas de PrГЎcticas Espaciales
which means Did Someone Say Participate?
September 11th 2009

But this time we will do it differently, because we are not presenting only a book... and we neither are traditional publishers. This is a series of spatial experiences collected with excellent criterion by Markus Miessen and Shumon Basar. We're talking about a new kind of atlas... in initial development state.

So we decided to continue the work of Markus and Shumon, load our backpacks with cameras, blogs, twitters and other tools and go to explore the world of spatial practitioners. The aim is to extend the mapping began with Did Someone Say Participate? with new examples of spatial practices conducted in Spanish-speaking world. This task requires a lot of courage... similar to the old sailor or the current astronauts. To achieve this, it was necessary to rely on the enthusiasm and energy of some colleagues (who surely would have also come to the traditional presentation) that were commissioned with the task of exploring and selecting a spatial practitioner in their cities, who develop his/her profession under similar assumptions to those quoted in the book.

The other part of the mission is to document and map the experience, expanding the initial continents mapped by Miessen & Basar. For this adventure we have planned a simultaneous release in five points of the globe in order to create a temporary cartography, showing a new way to browse through this terra incognita by using the networking. Thus the whole action arises as an initial map to trace the routes in which the lifespan of the book will flow.

The navigation [launch] will be held simultaneously on Friday September 11th 2009.The choice of the day is not coincidental. Due to the events occurred in 2001 this day has been nourish with negative meanings and corresponding to the spirit of the book we assume that is our task to act following one of the concepts founded in the book: "The future is now" ("El futuro es ahora") instead of keep staring to the "phantoms of the past", and make a constructive approach to our recent history... not forgetting...but without reconstructing indefinitely the fear.

Each of our cartographers will get a hardcopy of the book [just out of print]. Their mission is:

- To select and contact a Spatial Practitioner in each of the five different countries and transmit him the philosophy of the launch.

- To give her/him a copy of the book as recognition of the creative use of space proposed by his/her work.

- The action will be registered by any means, choose by each cartographer! (photo, video, updates on twitter, facebook, etc).

- The result of the action will be published on our website and our "friends" blogs, along with the biography of the intrepid "cartographer" and its spatial practitioner.

The cities in which the action will take place exactly the same way and the same day are:

Caracas, Venezuela
Tijuana, Mexico
Santiago, Chile
Nueva York, USA
Sevilla, Spain

Cartographer: Paco GonzГЎlez, Sevilla
@pacogonzalez | @radarqnet
Architect-University of Seville (2005) and Master in Management of the City with a final note Outstanding (2008) directed by Jordi Borja at the UOC University. He is the founder of radarq.net (2006-present) architectural project selected as a resident for Lunar Project Innovation Program of the Ministry of Science and Innovation Business of the Government of Andalusia. As a complement to the Master in Management of the City, he travelled to Shanghai (2007) and initiates an investigation (2008) on urban innovations methodologies in iCities, UrbanLabs and Visualizar. Is a ZEMOS98's partner in architectural design and production of exhibitions.

Cartographer: Fran Ilich, Tijuana
Fran Ilich has published the novels Metro-Pop and Tekno Guerrilla. He was editor of the magazine Sputnik Cultura Digital, Interaction screenwriter for The Discovery Channel and researcher at The Multimedia Center in the National Center for the Arts in Mexico City. He is currently CEO of Diego de la Vega SA of C.V. He has participated in festivals such as Transmediale, Berlinale Talent Campus, Documenta 12 and due to an invitation of Subcomandante Marcos participated in the "Another Culture" roundtable at the World Festival of Dignified Rage organized by the Zapatista Army of National Liberation. He has conducted seminars on narrative media for the International University of Andalusia, the Kunst Akademi Arteleku Finska in Denmark and in the Basque Country. When child he was Tijuana Town Hall-Treasurer for a day, on 9 June 1987.

Cartographer: Andrea Griborio, Maracaibo
Architect, born in Mexico and grown up in Venezuela, with a degree from Universidad del Zulia in 2003 and certified in Teaching for Higher Education, Division of Post-Graduate of the Faculty of Humanities of LUZ in 2006. Current candidate for a Master of Architecture: Critic and Project at UPC in Barcelona.

She was lecturer at the Design School of Colegio Universitario MonseГ±or de Talavera and Professor of Architectural Design at the School of Architecture at the Universidad Francisco MarroquГ­n in Guatemala. She co-produced the exhibition "Carlos Raul Villanueva y la Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas" in 2009 at FAD, Barcelona. Is creator and director of Acontecimientos ArquitectГіnicos, a space for architectural discussion.

Cartographer: Carlos Vial | Plataforma Arquitectura
Architect-Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, 2008. Is a founder member of Platforma Arquitectura since its launch in the early 2006, covering diverse topics such as innovation, technology, modern architecture and events.

He is also editor of the Technology Transfer Center of Wood website, CTT Madera, and has participated as a consultant and organizer on the two latest versions of Wood Competition for students CTT-Corma. Currently working in parallel in a private office of architecture that focuses its work in developing retail projects and houses. His inspiring teacher is Mies van der Rohe and is currently following the work of [ecosistema urbano]. Lives and works in Santiago, Chile.

Estados Unidos
Cartographer: NicolГЎs Dumit EstГ©vez, Manhattan
Nicolas Dumit Estevez is an interdisciplinary artist working mostly in performance art, and public interventions. His projects have been exhibited extensively in the US as well as internationally at venues such as Madrid Abierto/ARCO, IDENSITAT, The IX Havana Biennial, The III International Theatre Festival of Santo Domingo, PERFORMA05 and 07, LOOP, IDENSITAT, the Bulgarian Biennial, among others. Recent work includes For Art's Sake (2007), a series of secular pilgrimages to seven museums in the New York City metropolitan area, presented with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) and the Franklin Furnace (FF) Fund for Performance Art in collaboration with seven museums in the New York metropolitan area, including the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Lower East Side Tenement Museum. For this project Estevez also worked with a vast list of arts organizations such as the Center for Book Arts, where an edition documenting the pilgrimages was produced. In 2007, He published Pleased to Meet You a trilingual publication published by the Town Hall in Calaf, Catalonia and launched subsequently in Catalonia and at El Museo de Barrio in New York.

dpr_barcelona is an independent publishing company, specialized in high quality architecture and design books. Focused on the work of emerging architects and designers and their innovative projects. With an international scope and founded by two architects, all of dpr_editorial books are product of a creative exchange between publisher, author and designer and with the collaboration of some academic experts that make most complete the overview about each project.

the book:
BїAlguien Dijo Participar?
Markus Miessen & Shumon Basar (ed.)
Publisher dpr-barcelona
320 pages
24 x 15 cm
Cover: cartone
ISBN: 13: 978-84-613-0827-9
PVP: 29'50 €



12. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, at Dieu Donne, opening Sept. 17


I donated a work to Dieu Donne's Annual Benefit Exhibition. Please join me for the opening Thursday, Sept 17th, from 6-8PM! See the attached invite. I hope you can make it.






13. Ken Friedman, FF Alumn, at Stendahl Galler, Manhattan, thru Oct. 10

Ken Friedman
99 Events
Works On Paper

Stendhal Gallery
September 10 - October 10

Opening Reception Thursday, September 10
6 - 8pm

The exhibition catalog with the text of all
99 Events
and an essay by Carolyn Barnes is accessible on the exhibition web site at




14. R. Sikoryak, FF Alumn, releases Masterpiece Comics, and more

Hi all,

As you may have heard, my new collection, Masterpiece Comics, is now out in stores.
(For more information and links to some great reviews and extended excerpts, see below.)

I'll be doing a number of signings and events with my publisher, Drawn & Quarterly, this month and next. There are 2 this weekend:

D+Q to Celebrate 20th Anniversary at Rocketship! Sept 12
D+Q to be at the Brooklyn Book Festival! Sept 13

Drawn & Quarterly will be exhibiting at the Brooklyn Book Fair on Sunday the 13th. Joining us will be Guy Delisle (Pyongyang, Burma Chronicles) in his first NYC event ever,

R. Sikoryak (Masterpiece Comics), R.O. Blechman (Talking Lines), Adrian Tomine
(Shortcomings, Optic Nerve), Gabrielle Bell (Cecil & Jordan, Lucky), and
Ron Rege Jr.(Skibber Bee Bye and Against Pain).
Can't stop by our booth #69 at Borough Hall on Sunday? Then have a drink with us Saturday
night the 12th, at Rocketship to celebrate this momentous gathering of
D+Q artists and to toast our 20th.
Saturday, September 12th, 7:00 PM
Rocketship Comics, 208 Smith St Carrol Gardens
Guy Delisle, R. Sikoryak, R.O. Blechman, Adrian Tomine, Gabrielle Bell,
Ron Rege Jr., Miriam Katin and Marc Bell!
Sunday September 13th, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Brooklyn Borough Hall, booth 69
Guy Delisle, R. Sikoryak, R.O. Blechman, Adrian Tomine, Gabrielle Bell,
Ron Rege Jr.
11:00 AM-12:00 PM Gabrielle Bell & Ron Rege Jr signing
12:00-2:00 PM Adrian Tomine & Guy Delisle signing
2:00-4:00 PM R. Sikoryak & R.O. Blechman signing
4:00-6:00 PM Guy Delisle signing
For more information on Masterpiece Comics:
2 great reviews:

On Facebook:

On Twitter:

R. Sikoryak



15. Peter Downsbrough, FF Alumn, at Musee de Louvain-la-Neuive, Belgium, thru December 6

Museum of Louvain-la-Neuve Place Blaise Pascal, 1 - 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
010 / 47 48 41 - accueil-musee@uclouvain.be
Peter Downsbrough /
Artists and Photographs
09.10 06.12.2009
The double exhibition Peter Downsbrough / Artists and Photographs provides the visitor with an excellent opportunity to discover the manyfold relationships that exist between photography and the book in contemporary visual art. Peter Downsbrough is an American artist often situated in the realms of Minimal and Conceptual Art. With a reduced visual vocabulary (lines and words) P. Downsbrough creates a dialogue in various fields such as sculpture, architecture, photography, film or the book. The exhibition at the MusГ©e de Louvain-la-Neuve takes us into the visual interplay between twoand three-dimensional space, between real and virtual space. The other part of the exhibition presents the multiple Artists and Photographs. This box - a real portable museum - published in 1970 by Marian Goodman in New York, contains work by nineteen of the most important artists of Pop Art, Minimal Art, Conceptual Art and Land Art such as Sol LeWitt, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, Robert Morris, Robert Smithson, Bruce Nauman ...

Open : Tue. - Fri.: 10am - 6 pm
Sa. - Sun.: 2 pm - 6 pm
Closed on Mondays and bank holidays
Entrance : 3 €, 2 € (senior,
students under 26) and free (under
18s, teachers and unemployed)
Free for all visitors on the
first Sunday of every month



16. Performance Studies international, call for proposals, deadline Nov. 15

Call for Proposals

Annual Conference of Performance Studies international PSi 16 Performing Publics Toronto, 9-13 June 2010

PSi 16, Performing Publics, will take place in Toronto as part of a collaboration between York University's Faculty of Fine Arts and the Ontario College of Art & Design. The conference will investigate the power of performance to intervene in, reshape, and reinvigorate the public sphere at the beginning of the twenty-first century. We invite proposals that take up notions of "public" in a variety of ways, pointing to the critically generative and fraught aspects of the term as it has been adopted within performance studies.

The conference will theorize the relationship between performance, "official" public culture (public culture framed and sanctioned by state and/or corporate institutions), and the production of what Michael Warner calls "counter-publics" (social formations developed in opposition to the discourses and interests of the official public sphere). As such, it will explore the coming together of individuals as a social totality - as a community, nation, organization, etc. - and the enactment of public as a form of social activism, as a means of rehearsing, querying, and producing alternative forms of local and global citizenship. In both contexts, performance has the potential to frame affective and critically nuanced responses to public events, issues and crises and thus to model politically and ethically engaged forms of public life. The conference also seeks to problematize the idea of "publics" as it has been applied to performance by exploring the limitations of this term and the kinds of social exclusions that it often has been used to rationalize.

Guiding questions will include: How are we hailed by various publics, and how does this shape our behaviors and social interactions? How are publics spatially and temporally constituted? In what ways do publics participate in forms of activism, civic engagement, and "poetic world- making" (Warner)? What affects and effects are produced by such utopian interventions? Our discussion of these issues will reflect the vibrant history of urban intervention and "public spacing" movements in Toronto in which artists and activists have worked together to change the shape of our shared local and civic spaces.

Proposals might address (but are not limited to):

- publics and counter-publics

- issues of public space

- performance and civic engagement

- performance as an act of public witness

- performance and public relations

- the audience (live or virtual) as public

- public events: rallies, protests, flash mobs, etc.

- the relationship between the public and the private

- the role of gender, sexuality, race, and class in performing publics

- public feelings and affects

- performative utopias and utopian performatives

- site-specific performance and urban intervention

The conference will be staged during Toronto's annual Luminato Festival, and will provide several opportunities for participants to experience and reflect on its dynamic arts programming. Luminato is a multidisciplinary festival that celebrates music, dance, theatre, film, literature, and the visual arts, and showcases the work of local, national, and international artists. As part of its mandate to offer "accidental encounters with art," Luminato is committed to presenting a variety of free events in public spaces. These public art projects run concurrently with exciting performance premieres at venues throughout the city.

Paper proposals (Due November 15):

Proposals for individual papers should include a 250-word abstract.
Conference papers are normally allotted 20 minutes. Traditional and performative papers are welcome.

Panel proposals (Due November 15):

Panel proposals and proposals for other discursive formats (roundtable discussions, position papers, etc.) should include a 250-word abstract, along with the names, paper titles (if applicable) and affiliations of participants. Panels are normally allotted 1.5-2 hours. Proposals that interweave traditional and performative papers are welcome.

Shift proposals (Due November 1):

Continuing the explorations of PSi 15, we invite proposals for
"shifts": innovative session formats that push the boundaries of the well-constructed panel. These may include workshops, performances, and interactive events. We welcome shifts that engage with "Performing Publics"-e.g., site-specific projects that activate public space, the urban landscape, or the immediate environs of the conference site.

Proposals should include a 250-word abstract. Please note that shifts and panels will receive the same basic level of AV support, and there will be a limited number of places for shifts at PSi 16.

All proposals should be submitted online by filling out the PSi 16 "Proposal Form" at: http://psi16.com/cfp/submissions/

Questions about the conference can be directed to: info@psi16.com



17. Kazuko Miyamoto, FF Member, at Gallery 128, Manhatan, opening Sept. 18


"ГЂ la recherche du temps perdu" -Proust
(in search of lost time)
work from the last four decades
September 18 - October 10, 2009
Gallery hours : Wednesday - Saturday 1 - 7pm
Opening reception : September 18, 6 - 8pm

Kazuko Miyamoto
128 Rivington Street
NYC, NY 10002
Tel 1212-674-0244
Cell 1917-863-1231



18. Daniel Joseph Martinez, FF Alumn, at Gemini G. E. L., Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 26

Contemporary Art Charity Auction: Kara Walker, Glenn Ligon, Catherine Opie, Sam Durant and MORE

The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts is pleased to announce that tickets may now be purchased for its 8th Annual Auction and Gala. The September 26th event is being hosted by Gemini G.E.L. in Los Angeles with food from CHAYA Brasserie and cocktails courtesy of Hennessey. The live portion of the auction will be conducted by Andrea Fiuczynski of Christies, framing provided by Jerry Solomon, and the architectural design of the gala tent by Scott Hughes, Architects. Music by DJ Ganas (see below).

The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts was established in 2001 with its mission of supporting early career African American Artists. It annually awards the 25,000 USD William H. Johnson Prize to an early career artist and past winners include Laylah Ali (2002); Nadine Robinson (2003); Kori Newkirk (2004); Dave McKenzie (2005); Edgar Arceneaux (2006); Rodney McMillian (2007) and Jennie C. Jones (2008). Funding for the William H. Johnson Prize comes exclusively from the Foundation's biannual galas.

The auction includes twenty-five outstanding works of art, all of which are viewable on the Foundation's website. Interested absentee bidders should contact the Foundation's offices to register to bid. Successful absentee bidders will be charged a 100 USD fee in lieu of paying the minimum ticket price for attending the event. Artists with works in the auction include Edgar Arceneaux, Sam Durant, Charles Gaines, Tony Gleaton, Ken Gonzales-Day, Todd Gray, Pearl C. Hsiung, Jennie C. Jones, Glenn Ligon, Daniel Joseph Martinez, Rodney McMillian, Kori Newkirk, Catherine Opie, Eamon Ore-Giron, Eduardo Sarabia, Kara Walker, Richard Wyatt and Andrea Zittel.

In addition, there will be a raffle of an original work by Jennie C. Jones who will also be honored at the event as the 2008 Johnson Prize Winner.

The Host Committee includes Sascha & Edgar Arceneaux, Janine & Lyndon Barrois, Mark Bradford, Martine Bury, Adrienne Crew, Stephanie Crew, Victoria Dailey & Steve Turner, Robert C. & Faye Davidson, Sam Durant, Joni Moisant Weyl & Sidney B. Felsen, Veronica Fernandez, Andrea Fiuczynski, Charles Gaines, Audrea Golding, David Alan Grier, Elyse & Stanley Grinstein, Eungie Joo, Dee & Gianna Kerrison, Christine Kim, Bettina Korek, Hau Nguyen & Arthur Lewis, Elsa Longhauser, Steve Martin, Rodney McMillian, Joanne Moore, Kori Newkirk, Ann Philbin, Tracee Ellis Ross, Dominique Shelton, V. Joy Simmons MD, Tavis Smiley, Andrew Stearn, Susanne Vielmetter and Ramona Wright.

Ticket prices range from 100 USD to 5000 USD and may be purchased on the Foundation's website http://www.whjohnsongrant.org

Gary Garay aka Ganas aka AllГЎ has been part of the Los Angeles music and art scene since the early nineties. Ganas's angle on DJ'ing is more of an archeological perspective, viewing records as artifacts of what various cultures and subcultures have left behind. His record collection attempts to show the migration patterns throughout North and South America via sound. Ganas is creator and resident DJ at Mas Exitos, the renowned bi-monthly musical happening at the Verdugo Bar. Gary has also designed various album covers for labels such as Stones Throw, Poobah and Ubiquity Records. As an artist, Gary has curated and participated in many exhibitions nationally and internationally. His work is currently in Phantom Sightings, the traveling exhibition organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

8th Annual Auction & Gala
September 26, 2009 @ 7:30 PM
Gemini G.E.L.
8365 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90069

6022 Wilshire Blvd, #200
Los Angeles, CA 90036

323 931-3744
323 931-3751 fax




19. Lauren Ewing, Bruce Yonemoto, FF Alumns, in new publication from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design is please to announce the release of its newest title

Rethinking the Contemporary Art School examines the reasons for the art school and its continued existence, its role in society and what should be taught and learned in the context of what is now a globalised art world. The book considers different art school models-innovative graduate programs, independent stand-alone schools and art schools which are departments or schools of major research universities and the problems they face operating in what James Elkins describes as "marginalized in university life." Rethinking the Contemporary Art School sheds light on the debates surrounding the appropriate terminal degree for university-level teaching in the arts and concludes with essays on new media, examining whether the contemporary art school offers the right context for this discipline. Edited by Brad Buckley and John Conomos, the anthology includes contributions from Su Baker, Bruce Barber, Mikkel Bogh, Juli Carson and Bruce Yonemoto, Edward Colless, Jay Coogan, Luc Courchesne, Sara Diamond, Lauren Ewing, Gary Pearson, Bill Seaman, and Jeremy Welsh.

Softcover, 234 pages, 6 x 9" ISBN: 978-0-919616-49-3 ($25.00) http://nscad.ca/en/home/shopsandservices/nscadpress/publicationsprints/rethinking.aspx

Book Launch
Please join Dr. Jayne Wark, Professor, Historical and Critical Studies (NSCAD University) and member of the Editorial Board of the Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design; and editors Associate Professor Brad Buckley and Senior Lecturer John Cononos, Sydney College of the Arts at the University of Sydney, for the launch of Rethinking the Contemporary Art School.

Printed Matter's New York Art Book Fair
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center
22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave, Long Island City
The Launch is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 3rd at 3:00 PM
Visit www.nscad.ca/thepress for updates to the schedule
Visit www.nyartbookfair.com for details regarding the New York Art Book Fair

The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design was established in 1972 as a vehicle to publish books by and about leading contemporary artists. Between 1972 and 1987, 26 titles by such artists as Michael Snow, Steve Reich, Gerhard Richter and Yvonne Rainer were published. Relaunched in 2002, the NSCAD Press will once again establish the university as a source for the publishing of primary documents and scholarly works in the fields of contemporary art, craft and design.

The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
5163 Duke Street, Halifax NS B3J 3J6 Canada
Tel: 902 494-8221 Fax: 902 425-4021

Rethinking the Contemporary Art School will be available through D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers as part of their Spring 2010 catalogue
155 Sixth Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, N.Y. 10013
Tel: (212) 627-1999 Fax: (212) 627-9484


NSCAD University Press would like to acknowledge the law firm McInnes Cooper for providing a sustaining operations grant over the years 2008-2011. This grant has made it possible for the press to cover the costs of additional marketing and research.



20. Ray Johnson, Andy Warhol, FF Alumns, at Richard L. Feigen & Co., Manhattan, thru Oct. 2


The exhibition, Ray Johnson... Dali/Warhol/and others...'Main Ray, Ducham, Oppenheim, Pikabia...' at Richard L. Feigen & Co., has been extended AGAIN through October 2, 2009. The exhibition explores the connections between Ray Johnson, Salvador Dali, and Andy Warhol, specifically their frequent references to images of Marilyn Monroe, Mae West, Jesus Christ, and the Mona Lisa. The show includes Ray Johnson collages, mail art, books from Johnson's library, and Warhol prints.

Please find the reviews from The New York Times, May 29, 2009: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/29/arts/design/29john.html)
and Time Out, Issue 720 : July 16-22, 2009, http://newyork.timeout.com/articles/art/76336/ray-johnson-aray-johnsona-dala-warhol-and-othersa-amain-ray-ducham-openheim-pikabiaaaa-at-richard-l-feigen-co-art-review

The gallery is open Monday through Friday, from 10am-6pm.
Please note, the gallery is only open on Saturdays by appointment.

We hope you will come and see the show.

Best regards,
Frances Beatty

Frances F. L. Beatty, Ph.D.
Vice President
Richard L. Feigen & Co.
34 East 69th Street
New York, NY 10021
(212) 628-0700 ph
(212) 249-4574 fx



21. Cecilia Vicuna, FF Alumn, at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, thru Dec. 4, and more

The Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series presents the 2009-10 Estelle Lebowitz Visiting Artist-in-Residence Exhibition:

Cecilia VicuГ±a
Water Writing: Anthological Exhibition 1966-2009
September 1 - December 4, 2009

This exhibition of work by Chilean-born artist Cecilia VicuГ±a is the first US anthological review of her works. The artist presents new works in many media, including a large site specific installation created for the Douglass Library galleries, videos, wall drawings and works created in Chile, London, Colombia and the United States. Renowned for her "precarious" installations in nature, which address ecological issues, VicuГ±a bridges the space between art and poetry, integrating multiple media into her work. Her visual language speaks to the past and the future by exploring parallels between the ancient indigenous worldview of the Americas and the worldview of particle physicists which includes concepts of entanglement and the multiverse.

Gallery Hours: M-F 9am - 4:30pm; Weekends by appointment
Mabel Smith Douglass Library Galleries, Rutgers University
8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Directions: http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/libs/douglass_lib/douglass_lib.shtml

All events are free and open to the public

Film Screening
Premiere of "Kon Kon" (2009) presented by writer and director, Cecilia VicuГ±a.
September 30, 2009
5:30-7:30 pm
Scholarly Communications Center, Alexander Library, 4th floor, Rutgers University
169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Directions: http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/libs/alex_lib/alex_lib.shtml

This documentary, set at Con Con on the Chilean coast and near the Aconcagua- the tallest mountain in the Western hemisphere, explores the connections between the artist's works and ancient traditions, while also providing evidence to the ecological and cultural destruction of the place.

Public Lecture / Performance
"A Tongue Within Tongues"
October 21, 2009
Reception for the Artist: 6pm; Performance: 6:30pm - 7:30 pm
Mabel Smith Douglass Room, Douglass Library, Rutgers University
8 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Directions: http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/libs/douglass_lib/douglass_lib.shtml

In her poetry performances Cecilia VicuГ±a creates a space for silence and transformation. Words, sounds and the audience are woven into new sensory perceptions. Playing with many languages as she reads and chants she transforms her texts as she goes, incorporating the present moment.

For additional information about any of the above events please contact:
Nicole Ianuzelli, Project manager, DWAS: nik12a@rci.rutgers.edu or 732/ 932-3726
Or visit:

The exhibition and events have been organized by the Mary H. Dana Women Artists Series, a program of the Institute for Women and Art (IWA) in partnership with the Rutgers University Libraries. The IWA operates as a center of the Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic & Public Partnerships in the Arts & Humanities. Series co-sponsors include: Associate Alumnae of Douglass College, Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions, Center for Latin American Studies, Global Initiatives (2009-10 theme "Ecologies in the Balance? Thinking Through the Crisis"), Institute for Research on Women, Office of the Dean of Douglass Residential College and Douglass Campus, The Feminist Art Project, Women and Gender Studies Department, and the Women Artists Archives National Directory. These events are made possible in part by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.


Painted Ideas
Visual Poetry from Latin America
An exhibition curated by Cecilia VicuГ±a
September 15th - October 31, 2009
Cecilia de Torres Gallery
134 - 140 Greene St.
New York, NY 10012
telephone: 212 431 5869
fax: 212 343 0235
opening: sept 15th 6-8 pm
An exhibition of prints, books, pre Columbian artifacts, site specific sculpture, posters, digital prints and photographs documenting the visual poetry in the newly published Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry edited by Cecilia VicuГ±a & Ernesto L. Grosman Spanning from pre Columbian times to the present, the exhibition includes works by Vicente Huidobro, JoaquГ­n Torres GarcГ­a, Xul Solar, MADI, Concrete Poetry from Brazil, Haroldo de Campos, Augusto de Campos, DГ©cio Pignatari, amereida, Octavio Paz, Jorge Eduardo Eielson, Nicanor Parra, SimГіn RodrГ­guez, Guaman Poma de Ayala, Anonymous Baroque Poetry, XVIII century, JosГ© Juan Tablada, Baile Chino de Chile, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, Juan Luis MartГ­nez, Raul Zurita, Cecilia VicuГ±a and Josely Vianna Baptista.



22. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, Provincetown, MA, Sept 24

I have been commissioned to create an original radio play for the opening of the Tennessee Williams Theater Festival, set for Thursday, September 24 at 6:00pm. The piece, 21 Gun Salute, is influenced by the playwright's stay in Provincetown during WWII. It will be simulcast on womr 92.1 fm, streaming online at www.WOMR.org. A performance piece in Provincetown Harbor will accompany the broadcast, and includes emergency flares, smoke flares and sound.

PRESS CONTACT: Michael Surabian msurabian@hunterpr.com (646) 246-8334

Enlist in the Power and Passion of the
Fourth Annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival
Festival Runs September 24-27 with World Premieres, Pulitzer Prize Winner Lanford Wilson
And Tony Award winner Betty Buckley
New York, NY - September 1, 2009 - The fourth annual Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival brings to the tip of Cape Cod an international confluence of performers and audiences celebrating the life, works and spirit of America's great playwright, Tennessee Williams. This year's festival includes two Tennessee Williams' world premieres and a dozen one-of-a-kind theatrical presentations responding to Williams' call that theater artists advance as soldiers do, with discipline, passion and power.

Coffee With Lanford Wilson - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Tennessee Williams protГ©gГ©, Lanford Wilson, follows previous festival Coffee With guests John Guare, Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson in providing a rare opportunity for festival attendees to hear a great master of the theater speak of his personal inspiration from Tennessee Williams. As a young playwright, Wilson traveled with Williams and wrote with him - before going on to write his own acclaimed plays "Talley's Folly," "Burn This" and "The Hot L Baltimore." Coffee With Lanford Wilson is hosted by Tennessee Williams scholar and editor Thomas Keith of New Directions Publishing.

"Ghosts from a Summer Hotel" - Williams' last play on Broadway reflects poetically on the lives of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, with Tony winner Betty Buckley performing the role of Zelda. The original Broadway production boasted a musical score by Michael Valenti. For this special occasion in Provincetown, Mr. Valenti will perform live. Certain scenes will be underscored, as they were in the Broadway rehearsals and performances.

Two internationally-acclaimed productions travel stateside to share their unique takes on two iconic plays:

"A Streetcar Named Desire," The festival's production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" comes from New Zealand's Fortune Theatre. This stunning example of why Williams' masterpiece has become a staple of the world repertory is performed with New Zealand accents and a Maori Stanley. Don't miss an extraordinary opportunity to see how this "Streetcar" traveled halfway around the world.

"Miss Julie," August Strindberg's classic modern Western drama is the foundation for Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire." The original language, Swedish, is the music of attack - both lyrical and potent. This production comes from Norway and will be performed in Norwegian and English.

Two world premieres highlight this year's festival:

"The Remarkable Rooming-House of Madame LeMonde," presented by Boston's highly lauded Beau Jest Moving Theater and directed by Davis Robinson, is a savage comedy in a style only Williams could whip up, with torment and desperation turning to absurdity and laughter.

"The Enemy: Time" is Williams heartbreaking short play that began his path towards conceiving the classic "Sweet Bird of Youth." Minneapolis' Gremlin Theatre and festival director Jef Hall-Flavin bring this never-before-seen Williams treasure to this year's festival.

American productions that follow Williams' call to arms and seeing their Provincetown debut include:

"The Day on Which a Man Dies," presented by Chicago's National Pastime Theatre and directed by festival curator David Kaplan, is Tennessee Williams' harrowing fantasia on the painter Jackson Pollock's demise, and comes to Provincetown by way of East Hampton, NY, where the piece was presented in conjunction with the Pollock-Krasner Museum.

"The Case of the Crushed Petunias," from Provincetown's own CTEK Arts and directed by Provincetown favorite Patrick Falco, combines an unknown Williams short play with a walking tour highlighting the history of Provincetown during World War II - making for a unique and multidimensional theatrical experience.

The Hotel Plays - Williams set many of his plays in hotel rooms and boarding houses: way stations between life and death, dream and reality. The Hotel Plays - nine short plays set in such rooms - are a group of productions from across America that make this a one-of-a-kind environmental series. Come see productions from NYC's Infinite Theatre, The University of Michigan, The University of the South, the Payomet Performing Arts Center, and many others.

And in the festival's tradition of presenting provocative and unconventional performances comes:

21 Gun Salute is the creation of performance artist Jay Critchley, who will reconfigure World War II naval exercises - columns of colored smoke, rocket flares, and boats gathered in the harbor - to celebrate Tennessee Williams' life and work.

The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival takes place Thursday, September 24 through Sunday, September 27, 2009 at various venues in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Festival passes, including access to all 12 shows, are available now online at HYPERLINK "http://www.twptown.org" www.twptown.org or through 1-866-789-TENN (8366). Audience members can also become patrons by purchasing a Williams Pass, which includes tickets to all performances as well as access to exclusive parties and events, and more. Single tickets will go on sale in August.

For more information, including new details on Festival performances and events as they become available, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.twptown.org" www.twptown.org.



23. Ree Morton, FF Alumn, at The Drawing Center, Manhattan, opening Sept. 17

Ree Morton:
At the Still Point of the
Turning World
September 18 - December 18, 2009
Main Gallery and Drawing Room
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 17, 2009 6-8pm

35 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013

The Drawing Center presents an exhibition of the work of the late American artist Ree Morton (1936-1977). The exhibition highlights Morton's influential body of work, remarkably all produced between her decision to turn to art full-time in the late 1960s and her tragic death in an automobile accident shortly before her 41st birthday. While reflecting many of the currents of Postminimal and Conceptual art of the 1970s, Morton's work also looked to a pioneering use of personal narrative, intimacy, humor, and poetic imagination. Yet the scope of her artistic production remains largely unrecognized, as does her vital contribution to feminist art practice and the importance of drawing to her development as an artist. Repetitive, minimal forms in Morton's early work lead to more biographically tinged mark-making, ranging from abstracted diagrams acting as topographies of memory to botanical illustrations and decorative motifs. A marked interest in phenomenology, spatiality, kitsch, and the emotive potential of materials is merged in Morton's later work, her sculptural practice presaging the formal vocabulary and theatricality of later installation art. The exhibition is comprised of a selection of major drawings, several of which will be on view for the first time, along with drawing-based sculptural works and a selection of notebook sketches. Curated by JoГЈo Ribas, the exhibition takes its title from a T. S. Eliot poem Morton kept above her studio desk.

Born in Ossining, NY in 1936, Ree Morton died tragically in a car accident in 1977 in Chicago. She first studied nursing, then married and had three children before completing her BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design (1968) and her MFA at Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia (1970). During her lifetime, her work was exhibited at the ICA (Philadelphia), Artists Space and the Whitney Museum (both New York) among other venues. She was the subject of a 1980 retrospective at The New Museum and solo exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum in New York (1985) and Generali Foundation in Vienna (2008). Morton's work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting 1967-1975 (organized by iCI), and the WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2007).

Thursday, September 24, 6:30pm (Main Gallery) and 7:30pm (Drawing Room)
SoHo Night exhibition tour with assistant curator Rachel Liebowitz

Saturday, October 24, 4pm
Free gallery talk with exhibition curator JoГЈo Ribas.

Thursday, December 10, 6:30pm
Video screening of Ree Morton: An Interview (1974)

The Drawing Center will publish Drawing Papers 87: Ree Morton: At the Still Point of the Turning World featuring a roundtable conversation with Drawing Center curator JoГЈo Ribas, independent curator Allan Schwartzman, and MoMA chief curator of drawings Cornelia H. Butler, as well as Lucy Lippard's 1973 essay "At the Still Point of the Turning World," with a new introduction to the text by Lippard. Approximately 120 pages, 50 color images.

Wednesday, 12 pm to 6 pm, Thursday, 12 pm to 8 pm, and Friday - Sunday, 12 pm to 6 pm (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). The Drawing Center is wheelchair accessible.

This exhibition is made possible by The Henry Luce Foundation. Additional support is provided by The Judith Rothschild Foundation.

The Drawing Center is the only not-for-profit fine arts institution in the county to focus solely on the exhibition of drawings, both historical and contemporary. It was established in 1977 to provide opportunities for emerging and under-recognized artists; to demonstrate the significance and diversity of drawings throughout history; and to stimulate public dialogue on issues of art and culture.

The Drawing Center
35 Wooster Street
New York, NY 10013



24. Doug Beube, Stephanie Brody-Lederman , Angela Lorenz, Joan Lyons, Ana Mendieta, Purgatory Pie Press, Miriam Schaer, Susan Share, Joan Snyder, Buzz Spector, FF Alumns, at Central Booking, Brooklyn, opening Sept. 17

Join us for the launch of
Brooklyn's own space focusing on the art of the book and its fuller integration into the mainstream art world
On Thursday, September 17, 6-9pm

Gallery I the ongoing space for artist's books and prints

Gallery II the inaugural exhibition Natural Histories, the first in a series of explorations where art meets science (on view through November 8).

Curators: Maddy Rosenberg & Jon Coffelt

Lisa Adams
DesirГ©e Alvarez*
Sara Garden Armstrong*
Lynne Avadenka
John Avelluto
Eileen Arnow-Levine
Emily Artinian
Alice Austin
Cynthia Back
Pinky Bass
Doug Baulos**
Amina Bech**
Mindy Belloff /Intima Press
Zane Berzina**
Doug Beube
Emily Bicht
Chris Bierl
Camille M. Boggs
Jay Bolotin
Sabra Booth* Mark Staff Brandl
Stephanie Brody-Lederman
Stephen Bury
Travis Childers**
Sang-ah Choi
Paul Clay
Jon Coffelt
Vincent Como
Antonia Contro**
Dana Jo Cooley
BГ©atrice Coron
John Cutrone /Convivio Press
Steven Daiber*
Donna Maria de Creeft*
Helga Eilts & Jule Rump *
Evelyn Eller
Cynthia Farnell
Jen Ferguson
Tina Flau*
Bill Fick
Leonard Forslund**
Mary Frank*
Laura Gilbert
Anne Gilman
Wendy Given
Janet Goldner
Martin Graf /edition 8 x 8
Helmut Gutbrod
Sandra Hartleb**
Dean Haspiel
Martha Hayden
Susan Hensel
Cosme Herrera**
Lewis Hill
Robin Holder*
Suzanne Reese Horvitz
James Jaxxa
Chris Jordan**
Kahn + Selesnick
Sibyll Kalff
Shelley Haven
Judy Hoffman*
Ben Katchor
Janice Kluge**
Eunkang Koh
Kumi Korf
Chris Lawson
Angela Lorenz
Joan Lyons
Gerhard Mantz*
Emily Martin
James Martin
Pamela Matsuda-Dunn
Martin Mazorra /Cannonball Press*
Victor McCay
Julie A. McConnell**
Clifton Meador
Ana Mendieta
Lydia Möst
Agnes Murray
Florence Neal
Heidi Neilson*
Omar Olivera
Palo Pallas
Elisa Pellacani
Amee Pollack & Laurie Spitz
William Powhida
qi peng
Ben Rhinehart
Maddy Rosenberg
Marilyn R. Rosenberg
Barbara Rosenthal
Donna Ruff
Mary Ann Sampson
David Sandlin
Claire Jeanine Satin
Miriam Schaer
Julia Schmid
Holly Sears**
Susan Share
Carolyn Shattuck
Joan Snyder
Simona Soare
Buzz Spector
SP Weather Station*
Nathaniel Stern
Paul Tecklenburg
Mary Ting
KC Trommer
April Vollmer *
Jess Marie Walker
John Adam Walker
Marie Weaver
Josh Willis*
Michelle Wilson*
Tammy Wofsey /Plotzing Press*
Elisabeth Wörndl**
EMH Arts / Eagle Gallery
Granary Books
Purgatory Pie Press
Womens Studio Workshop

David Gassaway
Jenny Koons
John Mejias
Jon Bocksel
Marguerite Dabaie
Matthew Hawkins
Mark Price

(* both Gallery I and II, ** only Gallery II, all others only Gallery I)
Central Booking
111 Front St., Gallery 214
Brooklyn, NY 11201 (DUMBO)
Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12-6 PM



25. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, at Italian American Cultural Institute, Sept. 25

Friday, September 25th, 2009
6-9 pm
Italian American Writers Association
Party at The Italian American Cultural Institute, 686 Park Ave at 68th St
Info: 718-951-5847

I will be performing. It's important to keep strong the organizations that are the pillars of our community.

Tickets are free to members.
Please join iawa at www.iawa.net
You will receive an eticket for the party

I will see you there. Thank you
Annie Lanzillotto



26. Shirin Neshat, FF Alumn, awarded Silver Lion for best director, Venice Film Festival

New York Times, 9/13/09
Arts, Briefly'Lebanon' Wins in Venice

Published: September 13, 2009

Samuel Maoz's graphically violent film about the 1982 Israeli invasion, "Lebanon," won the Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion for best picture on Saturday, Reuters reported. The film, which follows the story of a tank crew dispatched to rescue a platoon of paratroopers trapped in the center of a town surrounded by Syrian commandos, was filmed primarily from inside a tank. "I dedicate this award to the thousands of people all over the world who, like me, come back from war safe and sound," said Mr. Maoz, right, at the closing ceremony. "Apparently they are fine, they work, get married, have children. But inside the memory will remain stabbed in their soul." Shirin Neshat, an Iranian video artist, won the Silver Lion for best director for "Women Without Men," which chronicled the lives of four women during Iran's coup in 1953. The prize for best screenplay went to Todd Solondz for his comedy "Life During Wartime." Colin Firth was named best actor for his performance in Tom Ford's "Single Man," and Ksenia Rappoport was named best actress for her role in "La Doppia Ora."



27. Allan Kaprow, William Pope.L, FF Alumns, in the New York Times, Sept. 13

New York Times
September 13, 2009
The New Season | Art
Changing Un-Art's Tires
IN 1961 Allan Kaprow, a pioneer of the Happening and forefather of today's installations and performance artists, filled the walled-in backyard of the Martha Jackson Gallery with car tires and objects wrapped in black tarpaper. Visitors were invited to climb on the tires and move them around. He called it "Yard."

This month the performance artist William Pope.L is to become the first of three artists to recreate - or, as the news release says, "reinvent" - "Yard." He'll work on the same site, newly occupied by the Swiss mega-gallery Hauser & Wirth. The property no longer has an open backyard, but Mr. Pope.L will fill the exhibition space with 1,200 tires.

He plans some alterations to Kaprow's original concept. Instead of objects wrapped in tarpaper there will be stacks of black body bags, seemingly filled. Also, the tirescape will be animated by lights and mirrors, and accompanied by the sound of distant train whistles and, according to the gallery notes, "a voice evoking the cadences of Barack Obama reading a poetic and politically inflected text that recontextualizes Kaprow's own instructions to'rearrange the tires.' "

Two other artists will also reinvent "Yard," but elsewhere: Josiah McElheny, known for conceptually provocative re-creations of antique glassware, will present a billboard-size aerial photograph of a tire graveyard at the Queens Museum of Art (Oct. 1 to 3); and Sharon Hayes, whose performances, installations and videos deal with memory and history, will create her own version at the New York City Marble Cemetery in the East Village (Oct. 23 to 27). Inspired by Kaprow's poster for his installation - an image of a roughly painted yard-sale sign that simply says "Yard" - Ms. Hayes plans to augment a landscape of tires with a variety of hand-painted signs, large and small.

Organized by Helen Molesworth, curator of contemporary art at the Harvard Art Museums, the three-pronged project raises intriguing philosophical questions, like how such reinventions relate to Kaprow's legacy. Kaprow, who died in 2006, welcomed the re-creation of his works by others. He regarded his ephemeral productions as musical compositions that could be performed repeatedly by different players, and was happy for others to add their own improvisations. He himself reproduced "Yard" several times in other locations.

A purist might argue that however the reinventions turn out, there is an aspect that Kaprow might not have condoned. It is hard not to see the whole thing as a publicity stunt using the name of an artistic hero - a veritable saint of the avant-garde - to advertise the New York arrival of Hauser & Wirth, one of the richest purveyors of contemporary art. And publicity is something that Kaprow studiously avoided, especially after the mid-1960s, by which time Happenings had become a popular cultural phenomenon.

Kaprow stopped using the term to describe his own activities. Instead he called what he did experimental art or "un-art," and he abjured anything that could be considered conventionally artistic. He moved toward private, intimate, absurdist actions that only he and other participants (in some cases there were no other participants) knew about at the time they were occurring.

In one he traded buckets of dirt with other people. In another he and a friend agreed to wash each other's kitchen floors using only Q-tips and saliva. He wanted to do things in the context of life - not the museum or gallery - that were like life but different enough to alter his and others' experience of the world. As he saw it, anything identifiable as art was too easily slotted into an exhausted category. We learned about the things he did because he talked and wrote about them, but he didn't document them, and he had nothing to sell. (He supported himself by teaching.)

Kaprow's later activities were closer to a kind of Zen-like, consciousness-raising practice than what passes for performance art today. What he would have thought of the Hauser & Wirth extravaganza we'll never know, but he once wrote that "achieving a respected place in a museum or opera house nowadays may be flattering, but it is pointless, because it reframes the lifework as conventional art." KEN JOHNSON



28. elin o'Hara slavick, FF Alumn, at Cosign Projects, St. Louis, MO, thru Oct. 30

In case any of you will be in the St. Louis, Missouri, USA area - I have 3 Flags for Hiroshima flying at Cosign Projects, September 5 - October 30, 2009.

Here is a link to my show at Cosign: http://www.cosignprojects.net/upcoming.html
elin o'Hara slavick
Distinguished Term Professor of Art
Hanes Art Center CB# 3405
UNC, Chapel Hill, NC 27599



29. Ame Gilbert, FF Alumn, at NYC International Pickle festival, Oct. 4, Manhattan



LOWER EAST SIDE, NY, June 1, 2009 - The Ninth Annual NYC International Pickle Day is set for Sunday, October 4th, from 11 to 4:30 in the Parking Lot on Broome Street, between Essex and Ludlow, in the heart of the old Pickle District of the Lower East Side. Easy to get to by foot, subway, bus or bike (with free valley bike parking), the bigger venue, provided by the Department of Transportation, will provide more comfort, more safety and more free pickle samples! This year, Greenmarkets will join NY Food Museum and the Lower East Side Business Improvement District to welcome everyone with popular exhibitions, music, children's activities, walking tours, cooking demonstrations and gardening information, a show by Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, a costume-optional parade and special retail and restaurant offerings from nearby stores and cultural havens.

As always, the main attraction is the offering of pickle samples from around the world and around the corner, from India to Haiti, from Malaysia to Brooklyn and of course, kosher dills from the Lower East Side. Pickle adventurers can taste radishes, tomatoes, okra, cabbage, lettuce, fish, meat, carrots, beans, onions, eggs, limes, mangos, beets - a host of foods creatively and traditionally preserved in brine. This year, Pickle Day is planning a costume design competition, and invites everyone to get creative. Nancy Ralph, NY Food Museum Director relates, "We're excited that the Greenmarket will be in the thick of it this year, with fresh produce to demonstrate before, and raw materials for pickling at home! Pickle Day is the perfect way to celebrate fall in New York City. With a bigger format and more ways to participate, we hope everyone will come and join in the fun - and wear a (family friendly) costume."

The festival is under sturdy tents and goes on rain or shine. "Pickle Day shows the heart of the Lower East Side, - still a settling for hard-working immigrants and entrepreneurs from Russia to the Caribbean, from Italy to Vietnam," says Roberto Ragone, Director of the LES BID. "We are happy to co-host this festive, cultural event and appreciate the generous support of our spirited local community."

The NY Food Museum is an eight-year-old non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging people to think about the food they eat. Past programs include "The History of the School Lunch Program" held at the St. George Ferry Terminal and "Cooking for the Lower East Side" in partnership with the Henry Street Settlement. Online exhibitions include "Over Spilt Milk" and "How NYC Ate 100 Years Ago," Those interested in sponsoring Pickle Day should call 212-966-0191 or email nyfoodmuse@aol.com. For online exhibits, see www.nyfoodmuseum.org.

Established in 1992, the Lower East Side Business Improvement District (LESBID, www.LowerEastSideNY.com) is a non-profit economic development organization created to revitalize the Orchard Street Shopping District while preserving its unique and diverse character. Today, the LESBID is a community of over 400 merchants and property owners managed by a Board of Directors and consisting of local merchants, property owners, residents and elected officials. The LESBID promotes the local businesses, hosts events and provides community beautification services. L.E.S. is More. Explore.

Nancy Ralph * NY Food Museum * 212-966-0191 * nyfoodmuse@aol.com
Katharine Archer * Lower East Side BID * 212-226-9010 * karcher@lowereastsideny.com



30. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, book signing at Jonathan LeVine Gallery, Sept. 19, and more

Thursday, Sept. 17th
"From Adaptation to Mutation: Contemporary Narrative Artists Remix Popular Culture"
Panel & slide show w/ Nora Krug, Isabel Samaras, and R. Sikoryak
Moderated and Introduced by Bill Kartalopouluos
Sept 17 at 7 - 9pm
The New School
66 W 12th Street, Room 404
New York, NY 10011
Free and open to the public


Saturday, Sept. 19th
Book Signing w/ Isabel Samaras
3 - 5pm
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
529 West 20th Street, 9th floor
New York, NY 10011
(If I can get all my packing done, I might try to make some spiffy button sets to sell to first-comers.)

Isabel Samaras



31. Sapphire, FF Alumn, in the New York Times, Sept. 13

The New York Times
September 13, 2009
New Season | Movies
Dazzling Performances to Gild the RГ©sumГ©s
Gabourey Sidibe | Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire

Lee Daniels took a bold gamble in casting a total film novice, Gabourey Sidibe, in the arduous lead role of his award-winning, Harlem-set drama "Precious: Based on the Novel'Push' by Sapphire" (Nov. 6). Claireece Jones , known as Precious, could hardly have a more bittersweet nickname. Illiterate, mocked by neighborhood boys for her obesity and, at 16, pregnant yet again by her come-and-go rapist father, she lives in a private hell of abuse and humiliation at the hands of her violent, jealous mother (Mo'Nique). Offered the chance to enroll in literacy classes at a small alternative school located in the Hotel Theresa, she leaps at it, convinced that education will be her escape.

Ms. Sidibe (pronounced Sih-DEE-bay) grew up in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, and lives in Harlem. Her acting experience was limited to playing parts like Glinda the Good Witch in a college production of "The Wiz." No matter; she's so at home on a movie screen you would think she'd been working for years.

By all accounts her audition was terrific, and so is her understated performance. She makes the beleaguered teenager stolid and enduring, her features clenched against the next blow or insult. She smiles only when she's alone in her room leafing through a secret scrapbook of pictures she's cut from magazines, or deep inside the life-preserving fantasies - teenage dreams of stardom, replete with fans, cute boyfriends and fabulous clothes - that keep her from drowning in misery and despair.

Ms. Sidibe makes Precious a sympathetic figure but not a sentimental one. The toll her suffering takes is evident in the brusque way she rebuffs the overtures of a younger abused child in her building. She softens when kindness and help enter her life, but only gradually and with glints of sardonic humor in her eyes. Nobody knows the trouble she's seen - until she finally begins to talk about it. And a moment comes when she suddenly gives a prized possession, her silky red scarf, to the girl in her building, as if passing a baton to the next runner in a long and terrible race.



32. AA Bronson, FF Alumn, publishes two new works

mfc-michГЁle didier has the pleasure to present two new productions

life and works
18 x 15.5 cm
60 leaves
Polyfilm Folex 100 Bµ

Limited to 88 copies + 12 A.P.
Produced and published by mfc-michГЁle didier, Brussels, 2009
The pages of the book are in transparent plastic and are free of any markings, with the exception of the cover, which includes a mention of the publisher, MichГЁle Didier, the name of the artist with the title, AA Bronson life and works, and the place and year of the edition, Brussels, 2009. This concept identically reproduces Piero Manzoni's posthumous life and works, published by Jes Petersen in 1963.

and also

Through the Looking Glass
Installation of 12 mirrors
Each mirror is 36 x 31 cm
60 leaves
Polyfilm Folex 100 Bµ

Limited to 5 copies + 2 A.P.
Produced and published by mfc-michГЁle didier, Brussels, 2009

Parallel to the book, AA Bronson has created an installation entitled Through the Looking Glass, comprising twelve pieces, referring to each of the twelve chapters of Lewis Carroll's 1871 sequel to Alice in Wonderland.

Just as if some one was kissing the window all over outside.
Curtsey while you're thinking what to say, it saves time.
(it was a very queer carriage-full of passengers altogether)
if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it should be; but as it isn't, it ain't.
It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards,
What tremendously easy riddles you ask!
You see, a minute goes by so fearfully quick.
unless - unless we're all part of the same dream. Only I do hope it's MY dream...
What's one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one?
she kept on growing shorter - and fatter - and softer - and rounder - and -
- and it really WAS a kitten, after all.
Which do YOU think it was?

Please contact us for more information
mfc-michГЁle didier
42a rue des Palais, B-1030 Bruxelles
Phone & Fax + 32 (0)2 374 75 98
Mobile + 32 (0)474 54 01 07



33. Mitzi Humphrey, FF Alumn, at Artspace, Richmond, VA, Sept. 25-Oct. 30

FF Alumn Mitzi Humphrey will exhibit a wall installation, "Ten Tantra with Cactus Flower," in the book art invitational bookart@artspace at Artspace Gallery, Plant Zero, ZERO EAST 4TH STREET : RICHMOND,VA 23224 : 804.232.6464 September 25- October 30. First Friday Opening Reception for Artists, 10/2,

7:00- 10:00, and Closing Reception, 10/30, 7:00 - 10:00.

Richmond artist Michael Pierce and Virginia Commonwealth University instructor and artist Ginna Cullen curated this exhibit presenting a broad array of bookart works, both one-of-a-kind and editioned. The work will be exhibited on pedestals in the gallery and selected images of the work will be displayed online and in a printed catalog. In addition, the public can spend some time in a "Reading Room" at the gallery created by Douglas D'Urso; there you can sit and handle some of these bookart works (when artists have granted such permission) and experience them in time and space.

Some highlights of the show are:

* A bookart work by Keith Smith, from Rochester, NY, who has been
one of the gurus of bookart for over 40 years, influencing many book artists through both his personal work and his textbooks.
* A collaborative piece by Ivarykeith, made by Keith Smith and his
friend Ivary, who lives in Korea.
* Several bookart works by Scott McCarney, another accomplished
Rochester-based book artist, who experiments with print on demand editions.
* A recently published and signed book by Kenny Scharf, an artist
working in Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles, who was a key figure in the East Village art scene of the 1980s and created album covers for the B-52s during that time.

* Several late bookart works by Richard Carlyon (1930 - 2006), an
Influential and highly regarded artist and teacher in Richmond. (Carlyon's work will also be showcased in a concurrent retrospective at VCU's Anderson Gallery, 1708 Gallery, The Visual Arts Center of Richmond, and Reynolds


Artists in the show include:
Richmond-based artists Mitzi Humphrey, Amie Oliver, Chuck Scalin,
Kathleen Westkaemper, Rosemary Jesionowski, , Anne Savedge, Jake Urbanski, Jill Zevenbergen, Keithly Pierce, Megan Mattax, Gary Garbett, Robin Ryder, JoAnna Hickman, Lynda Ray, Caudia Weisner-Lombecher, Michael O'Neal, Jennifer Stumpt, and Kim Young.

Virginia artists Marc Borzelleca, Leslie Brier, Michelle Lieb,
Susan Vick, Heather Warstler, Merenda Woodward, and Hilary Woznica.

Artists from Arizona, Los Angeles, Maryland, Ohio, North Carolina,
and New York including Sarah Benson, Mark Christopher Harvey, Patti Kessler, Jeff Nilan, G. Alex Norwood, Kris Sanford, Charlotte Weber, Maureen McCarren and Mel Odom.

You can view the bookart works included in the show at http://bookartatartspace.blogspot.com. Contact: Michael Pierce
Email: mapierce2001@comcast.net; Phone: 804-337-5979.



34. Liliana Porter, FF Alumn, launches new website

Here is my new web site:


all the best, Liliana



35. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at the Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine, and more

David Medalla, FF Alumn, is participating in "A SPIRES EMBERS GogolFest", the international exhibition curated by Adam Nankervis, founder & director of the nomadic MUSEUM MAN,which is currently inside the vast Arsenal in Kiev, Ukraine. Medalla's work in that show is a new gigantic version of "A Stitch in Time", a participatory art work first created by Medalla in London in 1968. The new version inside the Arsenal in Kiev was installed by Adam Nankervis. In fact, the work is a virtual collaboration between Medalla and Nankervis, made in the same spirit as another version of "A Stitch in Time" which Adam Nankervis installated inside the Centro Cultural de Belem in Lisbon, Portugal, during the historic "Live/Life" show curated by Hans Ulrich-Obrist.

The new version of "A Stitch in Time" features a large square of black cloth in the centre of a larger cross of white cloth. Medalla and Nankervis dedicated this new work to Kasimir Malevich, founder of Suprematism, who was born in Kiev. The visitors to "A SPIRES EMBERS GogolFest" have been stitching messages, pictures, poems on this major work of participation art with enthusiasm, originality and creative joy.


David Medalla, FF Alumn and legendary pioneer of participation art, will initiate his new 'Cosmic Propulsion' , part of his on-going "Peripatetic Symposia", with a "Discussion on Moments of Beauty", at the opening of the "What Matters" exhibition in The Old Boys Hall, 68 Boleyn street, Dalston, London N.l, England. Medalla is inviting artists and art-lovers everywhere to send him via the internet texts and/or pictures/photos/images of two 'Moments of Beauty" in their lives. The response to this participatory invitation has been tremendous, due partly to the originality of the concept and partly to Medalla's charismatic personality. Please send your two "Moments of Beauty" to : davidmedalla@hotmail.com with the tacit agreement that Medalla will mention them during the discussion at The Old Boys Hall on Friday, the 2nd of October 2009, starting at 8 p.m., and that Medalla will include them in his on-going "Archives of Moments of Beauty". The "What Matters" exhibition features art works by Alma Tischler-Wood, Brigitte Jurack, Daniel Morgenstern, Matthias Spiess, and Oona Grimes, and a performance by Tricity Vogue. The exhibition and Medalla's discussion is open to the public, admission free.

On October 4 and 5, 2009, David Medalla has been invited by the Littoral Arts Trust of England to conduct a seminar on Kurt Schwitters and the MERZ Barn in Cumbria.

Medalla participated in spring o this year in an exhibition devoted to Kurt Schwitters and the MERZ Barn project of Littoral Arts at the Royal College of Art in London.

Artists Anne Bean, FF Alumn, and Richard Wilson invited David Medalla to give an impromptu performance on a boat on the Thames River in London on October 11, 2009, at noon, in memory of the late artist and percussionist Paul Burwell, a member of Bow Gamelan in England. Paul Burwell and Steven Cripps (another deceased member of Bow Gamelan) were invited by David Medalla, chairman of Artists for Democracy, to perform and give an exhibition of sonar & kinetic sculptures at the Fitzrovia Cultural Centre of Artists for Democracy on 143 Whitfield street, London W.l. Paul Burwell performed with Anne Bean at the Crystal Palace in London during the finale of LONDON BIENNALE 2006.

Artist Andrew Stahl invited David Medalla to give a lecture on his art to students at the Slade School of Art on October 29, 2009. The lecture will be a kind of 'homecoming' for David Medalla. He was staff/student adviser and lecturer at The Slade School of Art in London in 1971 and 1972 during the principalship of Sir William Coldstream. Distinguished English artist Andrew Stahl participated in performances by David Medalla at The British School in Rome, Italy, in 1980 and at South Hill Park, Bracknell, Berkshire, England, in 1983.

In New York in spring of this year (2009), David Medalla gave lectures at Sarah Lawrence College and at Cooper Union; the latter, on the invitation of critic and art historian Dore Ashton who wrote a superb essay on David Medalla in the Foreword to Guy Brett's book "Exploding Galaxies: The Art of David Medalla" published by Kala Press, London, in 1995.



36. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, at BWAC Coalition Gallery, Brooklyn, Sept. 20

This Sunday, September 20th
The Famous Accordion Orchestra will be performing at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Gallery
499 Van Brunt Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn
(just before the pier, across the street from Fairway)

featuring the large group (9 players) and small group (quartet) formations

at 3:00 pm, the large group will perform "Neighborhood Suite" - an extended accordion odyssey that fills the space and the senses at 4:00 pm, the quartet will perform favorites

if you haven't heard us before, here's your chance. if you have heard us before, you might still hear something new.
and it's free!


This performance is made possible with funding from the New York City Dept of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council.

See you there!



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