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Contents for October 29, 2009
1. Saya Woolfalk, FF Fund recipient, 2009, at The Studio Museum in Harlem, Nov. 14
2. Dona Ann McAdams, FF Alumn, at Sage Colleges, Albany, NY, Nov. 1-Dec. 11
3. John Malpede, FF Alumn, at NYU, Manhattan, Nov. 10, and more
4. Stefan Brecht memorial at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, Manhattan, Nov. 8
5. Regina Silveira, FF Alumn, at Alexander Gray Associates, Manhattan, opening Oct. 28
6. Mierle Laderman Ukeles, FF Alumn, at Yeshiva University Museum, opening Nov. 22
7. Ligorano/Reese, Rashaad Newsome, FF Alumns, at Eyebeam, Manhattan, Oct. 23-24
8. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY, thru Jan. 17, 2010
9. Dan Kwong, FF Alumn, in Japan & South Korea, thru Nov. 23
10. Donna Han, FF Alumn, at Mix 916, Spokane, WA, thursdays
11. Eric Bogosian, FF Alumn, on Broadway, starting Jan. 5, 2010
12. Kathy Brew, Dustin Grella, Russet Lederman, FF Alumns, at School of Visual Arts, Manhattan, Nov. 14
13. R. Sikoryak, FF Alumn, at Rocketship, Brooklyn, Oct. 30
14. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, at Christopher Henry Gallery, Manhattan, opening Nov. 5
15. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, at Happy Ending, Manhattan, Nov. 12
16. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, in Berlin, Germany, Oct. 31
17. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at Slade School of Art, England, Oct. 28
18. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, in current issue of Flash Art International
19. Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere, FF Alumns, at apexart, Manhattan, opening Nov. 4
20. Dolores Zorreguieta, FF Alumn, at Gachi Prieto Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina, opening Nov. 5.

1. Saya Woolfalk, FF Fund Recipient, 2009, at The Studio Museum in Harlem,
Nov. 14
No Place: A Ritual of the Empathics (2009), is a continuation of artist Saya Woolfalk’s investigation into a fictional future called No Place. Last summer, Woolfalk introduced us to the part plant part human people of No Place in a multi media video installation developed as an Artist in Residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem. With A Ritual of the Empathics, Woolfalk expands the narrative of No Place to include a group of women in 2009 called the Empathics, who believe No Place is a future worth inhabiting and through performance, attempt to conjure utopian No Place into the present. Space is limited.

Performance Saya Woolfalk / Choreographer Melanie Aceto, in collaboration with the dancers / Dancers and Co-Choreographers Lauren Palmieri, Hilary Freeland, Brittany Sprung, Krista Scimeca and Sara Senecal / Music Kevin McFadden

Performa 09: No Place: A Ritual of the Empathics is $7 for the general
public and $5 for seniors, students and Museum members. Admission is payable
at the door on the date of Performance, Running time 25 min, Saturday,
November 14, 4 pm & 6 pm
The Studio Museum in Harlem / 144 West 125th Street / studiomuseum.org

Born in 1979 in Gifu, Japan, Saya Woolfalk splits her time between New York City and Nashville, Tennessee. Woolfalk holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a BA from Brown University, and completed the Whitney ISP. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, including at PS1/MoMA; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art; the Studio Museum in Harlem; and Momenta Art. Woolfalk received an ArtMatters grant for research in Japan, a NYFA Fellowship for performance, a Fulbright for research in Brazil, and Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Fellowship. She has also been an artist in residence at Skowhegan, Yaddo, Sculpture Space, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. Saya Woolfalk received support in 2008 from the Franklin Furnace Fund, supported by the Starry Night Fund of Tides Foundation and Jerome Foundation. With support from Franklin Furnace, Harvestworks, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and the Puffin Foundation the piece she developed with University at Buffalo Art Gallery, A Ritual of the Empathics, will travel to the Studio Museum in Harlem for Performa09. She is also currently working on a solo project, The Institute for the Analysis of Empathy, commissioned by Tufts University Art Gallery.




2. Dona Ann McAdams, FF Alumn, at Sage Colleges, Albany, NY, Nov. 1-Dec. 11

Dona Ann McAdams : Some Women
Curated by Jim Richard Wilson & Fabienne Waring
November 1 - December 11, 2009
Reception: Friday, November 6, 5-9pm
Artist talk: Art & Activism, Tuesday, December 1, 12:30pm
Artist guided tour, Friday, December 4, 7pm
Gallery will be open by appointment only November 25-29

Opalka Gallery - Monday-Friday 10-8, Sundays Noon-4
The Sage Colleges
140 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208
Fabienne Waring, Exhibition Coordinator
opalka at sage.edu

Dona Ann McAdams Some Women is a survey of 35 years of this significant photographer's work. This show explores this artist's deep interest in women, which threads through all of her portfolios. The exhibit consists of gelatin silver prints dating from 1974-present and is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue with essays by Eleanor Heartney and Jim Richard Wilson. This exhibit includes selected works from nearly all of McAdams’ portfolios and is the first full career survey evidencing the constancy and growth of this artist's vision.

Dona Ann McAdams work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modem Art, NYC; The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC; The International Center for Photography; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Robert Miller Gallery and La Primavera Fotographica, Barcelona. Her photos are in the collections of, among other places, the Museum of Modern Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Print Center, and the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. Her monograph of performance work, Caught in the Act, was published by Aperture in 1996. The Woodcutter's Christmas, was published in 2001 (Council Oak Books). In 2002 she received the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. McAdams has received both Obie and Bessie Awards.



3. John Malpede, FF Alumn, at NYU, Manhattan, Nov. 10, and more

John Malpede
Bright Futures
Tuesday, November 10
Tisch School of the Arts, Michelson Theatre, Room 648
721 Broadway, New York
Two showings, 5:30 and 7 PM

John Malpede’s new performance and, "Bright Futures," will be shown on the campuses of NYU as part of the Performa 2009 biennial, and at MIT in December. Malpede was in residence at MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies during the early months of the economic crisis, and during this time he found and developed a pair of texts that provide the centerpiece of the performance. "Bright Futures’ is extrapolated from contradictory responses to the economic crisis," Malpede writes. "The performance developed from a business school pep-talk for anxious future quants (financial engineers) and was paired with MIT economist Simon Johnson’s article "The Quiet Coup,’" which appeared in the May 2009 edition of the Atlantic Monthly. Malpede starkly contrasts these narratives, pinpointing the arrogance of Wall Street, its business as usual policies, and Johnson’s dark condemnation of the US financial oligarchy. Current assessments of how effectively the crisis has been dealt with, or not, will be integrated into the performance events.

Performed by Malpede, Nell Breyer and Tanya Selvaratnam. John Malpede promises a "100% non- threatening participatory event" where the audience reads text and the performers perform others. Readings and performers will bounce off of one another arbitrarily; unpredictable trajectories will afford glimpses of our possible financial futures. Witness and contribute to a project where Malpede remixes texts about the financial crisis.

Meg Rotzel
Center for Advanced Visual Studies
In the Office M,T,Th
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
265 Massachusetts Avenue, N52-390
Cambridge, MA 02139



4. Stefan Brecht memorial at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, Manhattan,
Nov. 8

Stefan Brecht's memorial will be Sunday, Nov. 8 at 6 PM at St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery, East 10th Street and 2nd Avenue, Manhattan.



5. Regina Silveira, FF Alumn, at Alexander Gray Associates, Manhattan, opening Oct. 28

Regina Silveira
October 28 – December 12, 2009
Reception for the Artist: Wednesday 28 October, 6:00–8:00pm

Alexander Gray Associates is pleased to announce Regina Silveira’s first exhibition with the gallery. A key influencer in the development of Latin American contemporary art, Silveira has exhibited since the 1970s. Through installation, sculpture, print and photography, she is renown for her parodic explorations of perspective and cast shadows. Silveira’s work is celebrated for its conceptual rigor and formal impact. Her art has considered the ephemeral nature of the sculptural object, dissolving space and time. Utilizing technology and graphic manipulation, she has invented a formal language that has been manifested in- and outside of the gallery context, including large-scale public installations.

The exhibition features one of Silveira’s signature cut-vinyl installations. In Octopus (2009), the gallery’s walls, windows, floor and ceiling are covered with graphic tire tracks, creating an illusion of race cars that have driven into the gallery. Playing with ideas of velocity, perspective, and trace remains, Silveira’s installation questions the viewer’s relationship to architecture and public space, and the passage of time. In contrast to this large-scale landscape are a series of early photographic works, Enigmas (1983). Among Silveira’s first explorations of composed shadows, these black and white works juxtapose images of everyday objects with shadows of tools and implements. With a Duchampian flair, a dinner fork’s shadow is cast over a telephone; a hammer appears to be falling on a typewriter. Motion is suspended, relationships between objects is questioned, and the tradition of the still-life is updated.

Born in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 1939, Regina Silveira lives and works in São Paulo, Brazil. She holds a Ph.D from the Escola de Comunicações e Artes da Universidade de São Paulo, where she has taught since 1974. Her work is currently the subject of a retrospective at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil; also in 2009, the Koge Museum of Art in Public Spaces, Denmark, presented a retrospective of Silveira’s public projects. While Silveira’s work is widely known in South America and Europe, this exhibition marks her first New York solo show since 1995. Silveira has exhibited throughout Europe and the Americas, including solo exhibitions at the Museo de Antioquia, Medelin, Colombia (2008); Centro Cultural do Banco Brasil, Brasilia (2007); Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR (2007); Museo de Arte del Banco de la Rupublica, Bogota, Colombia (2007); Museu Vale do Rio Doce, Vila Velha, Brazil (2007); Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2007); Centro Cultural Telmar, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2006); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (2005); Centro Cultural España, Montevideo, Uruguay (2004); Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC (2000); Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Argentina (1998); Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA (1996); Bass Museum, Miami, FL (1992); Queens Museum of Art, New York (1992). Her work has been included in nearly 100 group exhibitions internationally, including exhibitions at Mucsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest; Colección Jumex, Mexico City; Museu de Arte de São Paulo; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo; Museu de Arte Moderna de Rio de Janeiro; Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas; Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey, Mexico; Haus der Kulture der Welt, Berlin; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Miami Art Museum; P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York. Her work was featured in the 2006 Taipei Biennial, the 2004 Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan, Puerto Rico; 1998, 1994, 1983, and 1981 São Paulo Biennial; 1999 Mercosul Biennial; and the Guggenheim Museum’s landmark exhibition, Brazil: Body and Soul in 2001. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX; El Museo del Barrio, New York; The Queens Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Japan; Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo; and Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro.

Alexander Gray Associates is a contemporary art gallery based in New York. The gallery exhibits and promotes a diverse group of mid-career artists who emerged in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, whose spheres of influence cross generations, disciplines, and political perspectives.

Gallery hours:
Tuesday–Saturday, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Alexander Gray Associates
526 West 26 Street #1019
New York NY 10001
Tel: 212-399-2636



6. Mierle Laderman Ukeles, FF Alumn, at Yeshiva University Museum, opening Nov. 22

In the Beginning at the Yeshiva University Museum (YUM): opening November 22 -- Feb, 2010

Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 11 am - 5 pm
FREE Mondays @ YUM 3:30 - 7:30 pm
New! FREE Fridays @ YUM 11 am - 2:30 pm

Museum Admission:
Adults: $8
Seniors and Students: $6
YU Museum Members and Children under 5: Free
Yeshiva University Faculty, Administration and Students:
Free (with valid ID)
Yeshiva University Museum
at the Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street, NYC 10011



7. Ligorano/Reese, Rashaad Newsome, FF Alumns, at Eyebeam, Manhattan, Oct. 23-24

Eyebeam will hold Open Studios for Artists In Residence, Student Residents, and Senior Fellows
Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24, from 3-6pm.
A two-day presentation allowing a rare inside look at the current state of research at Eyebeam.
Eyebeam is pleased to host Open Studios for its 2009 Senior Fellowships and Summer/Fall residents at Eyebeam’s state-of-the-art new media design, digital research, and fabrication studio; showcasing work in the areas of performance, experimental film, wearable technologies, open culture and sustainable art.

Eyebeam’s residents are selected from two yearly open calls of emerging artists, technologists and engineers for a five-month residency, which includes a stipend as well as access to Eyebeam’s facilities, equipment, and opportunities for collaboration and presentation of work. This group of five residents was selected from a group of 195 applicants.

Summer/Fall 2009 Resident Artists
Diana Eng is a fashion designer who specializes in technology, math, and science. Her designs range from inflatable clothing to fashions inspired by the mechanical engineering of biomimetics. In 2005, she was a designer on Season Two of the Emmy nominated hit TV show, Project Runway. She won Yahoo Hack Day in 2006 along with her two-team mates for designing and creating a blogging purse in less than 24 hours. She has worked as an assistant designer in research and development at Victoria’s Secret. She is the author of Fashion Geek: Clothes, Accessories, Tech. Her work has been featured in exhibits both in the U.S. and internationally around the globe, and has graced the pages of such publications as Women’s Wear Daily, Wired, Craft Magazine, and the cover of ID Magazine. Diana currently designs in the NYC fashion industry and is a founding member of Brooklyn based hacker group NYC Resistor.

Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese have collaborated together as Ligorano/Reese since the early 80’s. They use collaboration to blend diverse talents into a singular voice and vision. They use unusual materials and industrial processes to make their limited edition multiples, videos, sculptures and installations, moving easily from dish towels, underwear, and snow globes, to electronic art and computer controlled interactive installations. Many of their sculptures and installations reinterpret and reexamine older forms of technology—using objects that signify truth, authority and manifest cultural historicity.

In 2001, they launched www.pureproductsusa.com, the online retail website for their infamous political art series the Pure Products of America. They are best selling editions at Printed Matter, artbook at ps1 and the New Museum store and have prompted, at least on one occasion, the RNC to threaten them with copyright infringement.

Marina Zurkowis a media artist with a focus on humans’ relationships to animals, plants and the weather. These take the form of multi-channel videos, customized multi-screen computer pieces, animated cartoons, participatory works, and pop objects. Zurkow is represented by Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York; since 2000, she has exhibited at The Sundance Film Festival, The Rotterdam Film Festival, Res Fest, Ars Electronica, Creative Time, The Kitchen, The Walker Art Center, the Brooklyn Museum, The National Museum for Women in the Arts, and Eyebeam, among other venues. Her videos have been broadcast on MTV, FujiTV and PBS. She is a 2005 NYFA Fellow, a 2003 Rockefeller New Media Fellow, and a 2001 Creative Capital grantee. She teaches at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Rashaad Newsome was born in New Orleans Louisiana where he received a BA in Art History from Tulane University. After moving to New York, he studied film and post-production at Film Video Arts. Newsome has exhibited and performed nationally and internationally at venues including The Kitchen, NYC; The Project Gallery, NYC; Ramis Barquet Gallry, NYC; K.U.E.L., Berlin; and Fondation Cartier, Paris. Recent awards include 2009 BAC Community Arts Regrant, 2009 Harvestworks Van Lier Grant, and 2009/2010 Artist in Residence Program at The Studio Museum In Harlem. Currently, Rashaad is working on his next performance of Shade Compositions for the Margulies Warehouse, Miami, Florida.

Scott Kildall is cross-disciplinary artist working with video, installation, prints, sculpture and performance. He gathers material from the public realm as the crux of his artwork in the form of interventions into various concepts of space.

He has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Philosophy from Brown University and a Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago through the Art & Technology Studies Department. He has exhibited his work internationally in galleries and museums. He has received fellowships and awards from organizations including the Kala Art Institute, The Banff Centre for the Arts, and Turbulence.org.



8. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY, thru Jan. 17, 2010

Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, in show "Acquisitions" at Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, NY. The show features new acquisitions to the Permanent Collection and is on view until January 17, 2010



9. Dan Kwong, FF Alumn, in Japan & South Korea, thru Nov. 23

Dan is in the midst of traveling to Nagoya, Kyoto, Kobe and Osaka: lecturing, showing video of his work and conducting performance workshops at Aichi Prefectural University (Oct. 13, 14), Kyoto Sangyo University (Oct. 15), Kobe University (Oct. 21, 22), and the Cultural Masculinity Symposium at Osaka (Oct. 23, 24).

Then from Oct. 28 to Nov. 23, Dan will be an artist in residence at Gyeonggi Creation Center in Ansan, S. Korea as part of the pilot phase of their international residency program.



10. Donna Han, FF Alumn, at Mix 916, Spokane, WA, thursdays


I have made my comedy debut/performance art piece here in Spokane. It was last night, Oct. 22, 2009, 9 pm PST at Mix 916 Night Club in Spokane, Washington, 916 W. Sprauge Ave. I did a 5 minute performance art/comedy sketch to a crowd who laughed and applauded for me. It was quite exciting! I will be performing at the above mentioned venue every Thursday evening at 9 pm, free to anyone.

Donna Han



11. Eric Bogosian, FF Alumn, on Broadway, starting Jan. 5, 2010

New York Times
Arts, Briefly
Eric Bogosian Finally Makes It to Broadway

Compiled by DAVE ITZKOFF
Published: October 22, 2009

How often does one get to say that Eric Bogosian, below, is making a theatrical debut? Though Mr. Bogosian, the hyperverbal actor and prolific playwright, has appeared onstage and had his work produced on Broadway (a revival of his play "Talk Radio" ran at the Longacre Theater in 2007), he has not performed on Broadway himself — yet. But now Mr. Bogosian has been added to the cast of Manhattan Theater Club’s production of "Time Stands Still," the Donald Margulies play that is coming to the Samuel J. Friedman Theater next year. In a news release, publicists for the production said that Mr. Bogosian, a cast member of television’s "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," will appear in the play as the editor of a photojournalist played by Laura Linney. The previously announced cast includes Brian d’Arcy James and Alicia Silverstone. "Time Stands Still" is to begin previews on Jan. 5 and open on Jan. 28.



12. Kathy Brew, Dustin Grella, Russet Lederman, FF Alumns, at School of
Visual Arts, Manhattan, Nov. 14

Saturday, November 14, 2009
Keynote Address: 4 — 5:30pm
Book signing and reception to follow
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street, New York City
Conference Panels: 10am — 3:30pm
133/141 West 21 Street, 10th floor, New York City
All events are free and open to the public

School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents MediaModes, an interdisciplinary graduate conference examining the contemporary dialogue between art and technology. Co-sponsored by the MFA Computer Art and the MFA Art Criticism and Writing Departments at SVA, MediaModes provides a critical forum for current scholarship exploring the juncture of media, theory, criticism and the visual arts. Jonathan Crary, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Modern Art and Theory at Columbia University, will deliver the keynote address, commenting on the human and social consequences of 24/7 technological culture.

Crary has written extensively on the confluence of art, technology and mass media. His books include Techniques of the Observer: On Vision and Modernity in the Nineteenth Century (MIT Press, 1992), Suspensions of Perception: Attention, Spectacle, and Modern Culture (MIT Press, 2001) and Incorporations (Zone Books, 1992). He is also a founding editor of Zone Books, widely noted for its publication of major works in philosophy, criticism, art, social theory and history. Crary has been the recipient of National Endowment for the Arts, Mellon, Getty and Guggenheim fellowships and was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.

SVA 209 East 23 Street, New York, NY 10010-3994 Tel 212.592.2010 Fax 212.929.0325 www.sva.edu

Twenty-five current students and recent alumni from graduate programs throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia will present on the following six topics: Body, Identity and the Virtual Space; Spatial Experience and Social Networking; Perception, Information and Temporality; The Spectator and the Spectacle: Mediating Differences/Technology and Politics; Processes and Aesthetics of Digital Art; and Sound Junctures. SVA faculty members will moderate. A complete list of participants is attached. Additional details can also be found at www.mediamodes.com.

MediaModes conference participants represent a wide cross-section of disciplines, ranging from visual and cultural studies to interactive media arts; from criticism to curatorial practice; and from performance art to art history. They will address critical and analytical issues related to the connection between art and technology from a multiplicity of viewpoints, methodologies and theoretical approaches.

The MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department at SVA offers a two-year course of study leading to an MFA degree. For students who want to improve their writing and advance their knowledge of contemporary art, theory, literature, and history, this concentrated program offers seminars by practicing critics, editors, philosophers, poets, and artists. The focus in writing is on the essay as form, as well as on shorter forms of review, through intensive writing practicums.

The MFA Computer Art Department at SVA emphasizes creative experimentation and a multidisciplinary approach. Dedicated to producing digital artists of the highest caliber, the department guides each student in the development of a personal artistic style and a course of study that is individually tailored to meet his/her needs. The program also offers concentrations in animation, digital video/motion graphics, installation and digital fine art, interactive media, sound art and performance. School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

Media Contact: For more information, please contact Keri Murawski, publicist, at 212.592.2164 or e-mail kmurawski at sva.edu.

Session 1: 10 — 11:30am
ROOM 1022
Amanda Graham, The Body of the Text: Dispersion and Its Implications in Shelley Jackson’s Skin: A Mortal Work of Art (University of Rochester, Graduate Program in Visual and Cultural Studies, PhD)

Nipun Kumar, Intervention or Interference of Digital Technologies in Interior Design–Developing Spatial Digital Experience (Rhode Island School of Design, Digital + Media)
Ellen Hartwell Alderman, Phenomenal Translucency in Toyo Ito’s T House (Art Institute of Chicago, MFA)
Graham Smith, Digital Painting: Social Network (School of Visual Arts, MFA Computer Art)
Respondent: Grahame Weinbren

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Jaime Austin, Space, Identity, and Embodiment in Lynn Hershman Leeson's The Dante Hotel and Life Squared (California College of the Arts, Curatorial Practice, MA)
Jenny Keane, Fragmented Fetishes: Monstrosity and Desire in Women's Contemporary Time-Based Art (University of Ulster, Belfast)
Aleksandra Przegalinska, Identity Negotiation in Human-Avatar Relations (The New School, Sociology, MA)
Klara Seddon, Bento Blogs: Women’s Expression in Japanese Visual Culture (Bard Graduate Center for Studies in Decorative Arts, Design and Culture, MA)
Respondent: Russet Lederman
Session 2: 11:45am — 1:15pm

ROOM 1022
Zach Blas, Queer Technologies: Toward a Viral Aesthetic (Duke University, Literature & Information Science and Information Studies, PhD)
Dustin Grella, Processing Prayers for Peace (School of Visual Arts, MFA Computer Art)
Aimee Walleston, The Aesthetics of Pixelation (School of Visual Arts, MFA Art Criticism and Writing)
Respondent: Kathy Brew

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Lorne Blythe, Cartesian Illusions: Cognitive Science and Representations of Subjective Time in Visual Art (School of Visual Arts, MFA Photography, Video and Related Media)
Pierre Leichner, From Transcendence to ‘Altercendence’? (University of Concordia, Faculty of Fine Arts, MFA)
Kurt Ralske, Data and Time: Information Storage and Paradigms of Temporality (School of Visual Arts, MFA Art Criticism and Writing)
Nina Wenhart, The Grammar of New Media (Danube University Krems/Austria, Department for Image Science, Media Art Histories Programme, MA)
Respondent: Suzanne Anker
Session 3: 2 — 3:30pm

ROOM 1022
LaTanya Autry, In and Out of the Margins — "Click!: A Crowd-Curated Exhibition?" (University of Delaware, Art History)
Matthias De Groof, The Assimilation of Cinematographic Techniques by African Filmmakers. In Order to be Not Assimilated? A Plea for Anthropophagy (University of Antwerp, Filmstudies + Visual Culture, PhD candidate)

Elaine W. Ho and Sean Smith, Unlayering the Relational: Microaesthetics and Micropolitics(European Graduate School, Media and Communications Program PhD)
Doug Jarvis, Ghosts as an Audience (University of Guelph, Ontario, School of Fine Arts and Music)
Respondent: Ken Johnson

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Kelly Jaclynn Andres, Shells, Membranes and Bicycle Horns (Concordia University, Montréal, Interdisciplinary Studies, PhD)
Song-Min Ang, Operations and Institutions (Goldsmiths, University of London, Department of Visual Cultures)
Michael Capio, Wall Systems: Notes on Post-Digital Tendencies in Sound and Design (School of Visual Arts, MFA Art Criticism and Writing)
Jelani Gould-Bailey, Harmonics (School of Visual Arts, MFA Computer Art)
Respondent: Tom Huhn



13. R. Sikoryak, FF Alumn, at Rocketship, Brooklyn, Oct. 30

MASTERPIECE COMICS at Rocketship! October 30th!

Friday, October 30th, Rocketship is delighted to present R. SIKORYAK, author of the brand new MASTERPIECE COMICS. He will be signing copies, and there will be a slideshow presentation on the creation of the new book. Should be spectacular!

Things begin at 8 pm!



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14. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, at Christopher Henry Gallery, Manhattan, opening
Nov. 5

The Christopher Henry Gallery invites you to the exhibition The Map as Art , a group show curated by Katharine Harmon and Christopher Henry opening
November 5, from 6 - 9 PM.

The exhibition presents a diverse group of work in a variety of media, all of which use mapping concepts to explore uncharted territories both formal and intellectual. The show is presented concurrent with the launch of Harmon's book, The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography

(Princeton Architectural Press).

The exhibition features works by: Doug Beube, Matthew Cusick, Joshua Dorman, Jerry Gretzinger, Ingo Gunther, Jane Hammond, Emma Johnson, Karey Kessler, Joyce Kozloff, Hayato Matsushita, Meridith McNeal, Florent Morellet, Vik Muniz, Aga Ousseinov, Matthew Picton, Karin Schaefer, Dannielle Tegeder, Heidi Whitman, and Jeff Woodbury .

Christopher Henry Gallery
127 Elizabeth Street NY, NY 10013
T 212 244 6004



15. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, at Happy Ending, Manhattan, Nov. 12

Roberta Allen will read with Frederic Tuten & Jeff Rotter
in the series Animal Farm
Thurs. Nov. 12, 8 PM
at Happy Ending
302 Broome St. (betw. Forsyth & Eldridge Streets)
Lower East Side

Roberta Allen is the author of eight books, including two story collections, a novel, a novella-in-shorts, and a travel memoir. She teaches at The New School and in private workshops. She has just completed a new collection of stories and is working on a memoir about her father. Her visual art has been exhibited worldwide. For more info: www.robertaallen.com



16. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, in Berlin, Germany, Oct. 31

On October 31st Penny Arcade will perform an homage to the IDEAS of Jack Smith as part of Arsenal's LIVE FILM at the HAU theatre.

Appropriately the performance is on Halloween Eve.

Denial of Death will be an improvisational performance piece in the Jack Smith mode which derives some of it's text from New York Values (2002) , Penny Arcade's homage to the ideas and philosophy she developed in part from the influence of Jack Smith on her thinking.

Classical singer and performer extraordinaire Eric Lenke of Frankfurt will channel Jack Smith and Penny Arcade will play herself as well as Jack Smith favorite, Andrea Whips.

With a special video by Penny Arcade and and long time collaborator Steve Zehentner that illustrates Penny Arcade's adage:

'Most academics are like small time drug dealers; they just deal enough to pay for their own stash.'

For info google HAU Berlin and LIVE FILM + Arsenal ,Berlin



17. David Medalla, FF Alumn, at Slade School of Art, England, Oct. 28

David Medalla, FF Alumn, will give a lecture at The Slade School of Art, University College London, England, on Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at 4 p.m. Eminent British artist Andrew Stahl, Head of the Undergraduate Painting Course at The Slade, invited David Medalla to give the lecture. Several prominent international artists have been invited by Andrew Stahl to give lectures at The Slade. One of the recent lecturers is American artist and film-maker Julian Schnabel.

The title of David Medalla's lecture: "Archives of the Artist: A Selection".

For the past six decades David Medalla has created a diversity of art works in a variety of media in all the continents of the world. Medalla is a pioneer of kinetic art, performance art and participation art. During his lecture at The Slade, David Medalla will touch on certain key moments of his development as an artist, from his boyhood days in Manila, Philippines, where he was born, through his early days in New York City, where he was a special student at Columbia University on the recommendation of poet Mark Van Doren, through the numerous activites of the artist in London, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Venice, Tokyo, Johannesburg, New Delhi, Dakar, Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, Naples, Milan, Boston, Rio de Janeiro, Valparaiso, Mexico, Rotterdam, Copenhagen, and other world cities, to his present role as the founder and director of the London Biennale. Among the works Medalla will discuss in detail are his ironic conceptual artworks including 'The University of Failure' (last shown in Steven Perkins' "WC Gallery" at the University of Wisconsin) and Medalla's recent "The Encyclopedia of Mediocrity". Medalla will also share with his audience at The Slade his recent 'Cosmic Propulsions', a constellation of participaroty art works, including his Telekinesthetic Events with Adam Nankervis (co-founder with Medalla of 'The Mondrian Fan Club') during the recent shows Nankervis curated in Berlin and Kiev,. the "Moments of Beauty" (recently enacted in The Old Boys Hall in Dalston, England, upon the invitation of Alma Tischler Wood and Rachael Demwell)), and the 'Toasts to Friends, Present and Past, Near and Far', including "The Toast to Kurt Schwitters" in the MERZ Barn in Langdale, Cumbria, "The Twin Toasts to Reynolds and Raffaellla Losapio in Rome", "The Toast in Memory of Willoughby Sharp" (done with Guy Brett), "The Twin Toasts to Paul Burwell and Steve Cripps" (done with Anne Bean, Marko Stepanov, Alma Tischler Wood and others in Richard Wilson's boat on the river Thames), "The Telekinesthetic Toast to Guy Brett" (done with Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of the TATE, and Adam Nankervis, Director of MUSEUM MAN), and the "Twin Toasts to Anna Bella Geiger and Helio Oiticica" (done with Claudia Wegener, Guy Brett and Teodoro Maler) at TATE Modern in London.

David Medalla recently gave lectures at the Accademia di Belli Arti in Florence, Italy (invited by Vittoria Biasi), at Sarah Lawrence College, and Cooper Union (invited by art critic Dore Ashton) in New York City. It was in the Great Hall of Cooper Union that David Medalla enacted his celebrated multi-media performance entitled "Five Immortals at Drop Dead Prices", presented by Franklin Furnace and sponsored by the Jerome Foundation.

During Medalla's lecture Korean artist Mikyung Son will be in charge of projecting the selection of beautiful images from David Medalla's voluminous archives. At the end of his lecture, David Medalla will invite Andrew Stahl to join him in "A Triple Toast to Sir William Coldstream, William Townsend and Ian Tregarthen-Jenkin", respectively Principal, Senior Lecturer, and Secretary at The Slade School of Art when David Medalla was the staff/student advisor and lecturer there in 1971-72. According to Medalla, giving a lecture at The Slade will revive for him pleasant memories.



18. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, in current issue of Flash Art International

We are pleased to bring your attention to the full-page (rave) review in the current FLASH ART INTERNATIONAL magazine of BARBARA ROSENTHAL's two shows in BERLIN last Spring -- her video retrospective at DIRECTORS LOUNGE, and her prints, reading, and performance at LUCAS CARRIERI GALLERY.

The review contains 2 images, and was written by London critic, CLARE CARSWELL.

Be sure to scroll down the Flash Magazine browser to read all paragraphs.

You may also find more information about this avant-garde artist at:



19. Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere, FF Alumns, at apexart, Manhattan,
opening Nov. 4

Discovering Absence
Curated by Sandra Skurvida
November 4 to December 19, 2009
Opening reception: November 4, 6-8 pm
Including work by: Julieta Aranda, caraballo-farman, Kabir Carter, Dexter
Sinister, Eckhard Etzold, Andrea Geyer, Pablo Helguera, Nancy Hwang, Nina
Katchadourian, Pia Lindman, Anna Lundh, Carlos Motta, Angel Nevarez &
Valerie Tevere, Hatuey Ramos-Fermin, Katya Sander, Ward Shelley, Xaviera
Simmons, and Alex Villar.

"Actuality is when the lighthouse is dark between flashes: it is the instant between the ticks of the watch: it is a void interval slipping forever through time: the rupture between past and future: the gap at the poles of the revolving magnetic field, infinitesimally small but ultimately real. It is the interchronic pause when nothing is happening. It is the void between events."

— George Kubler, THE SHAPE OF TIME, 1962
Finding our way around the city, we are navigating among interconnected pasts and presents of people, places, and events that make up the histories that we choose to investigate, record, and possibly reclaim. Avant-Guide to NYC maps these "minor" histories in the cultural environment of New York of the twentieth century. Marcel Duchamp's studio, Art of This Century, and Group Material — where are these places, and what do they represent today, in the constantly shifting cultural topography of the city? Visits to many notable addresses reveal that current functional existence of the place — a store, a loft, or a street corner — has been estranged from its discursive role. The intent of this project is to resituate these places and their narratives in the time bend between past and present — in the actuality.

The theorist Michel de Certeau observed that "New York has never learned the art of growing old by playing on all its pasts. Its present invents itself, from hour to hour, in the act of throwing away its previous accomplishments and challenging the future." When Peggy Guggenheim converted two adjacent tailor shops into her renowned museum and gallery in 1942, she, with the architect Frederic Kiesler, created one of the most innovative art spaces; today, the top floor of 30 W 57th Street bears no sign of its storied past, having reverted to two tailor shops. Nevertheless, in order for Art of this Century to continue to play its role in the history of the avant-garde, its record —situated in the concrete space and time, and knowable through photographs, eyewitnesses' accounts, and 3D computer models — will have to be maintained. This project started as a compendium and documentation of art sites in the city. Yet any attempt at documentation only confirms the fact that an investigative archive is not stable — it is responsive, evolves in time, and requires constant updating.

Please join us.
All events are free and open to the public.
291 Church Street, NYC, 10013
t. 212 431 5270
Directions: A, C, E, N, R, W, Q, J, M, Z, 6 to Canal or 1 to Franklin.
apexart's exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., The William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.



20. Dolores Zorreguieta, FF Alumn, at Gachi Prieto Gallery, Buenos Aires,
Argentina, opening Nov. 5.

Dolores Zorreguieta opens her solo show "Secret" at Gachi Prieto Gallery in Buenos Aires Argentina on November 5 at 7PM

Closing: December 5, 7PM


Uriarte 1976 - Buenos Aires
Tel. (54 11) 4774 6961



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller

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