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Contents for November 16, 2009
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1. Alicia Grullon, FF Fund Recipient 2008, at Collective Gallery, Manhattan, opening Nov. 21
2. Susan Leopold, FF Alumn, at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, Manhattan, opening Nov. 19
3. Stephanie Skura, FF Alumn, at Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts, Huntingdon, PA, Nov. 19-22
4. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at City Lights, San Francisco, Nov. 17, and more
5. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, at St. John the Baptist Church, Manhattan, Nov. 24, and more
6. Danielle Abrams, FF Alumn, at Detroit Institute of the Arts, MI, Nov. 19
7. Sarah Reynolds, FF Intern Alumn, at the Yippie Museum, Manhattan, Nov. 18
8. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, Nov. 20-21
9. Liliana Porter, FF Alumn, at Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX, thru Dec. 26
10. R. Sikoryak, Doug Skinner, Kriota Willberg, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Nov. 18
11. Zackary Drucker, Adrian Piper, FF Alumns, at Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO, thru January 16, 2010, and more
12. William Pope.L, FF Alumn, named finalist for Ordway Prize
13. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Temescal Arts Center, Oakland, CA, Nov. 20
14. Paul H-O, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Nov. 15
15. Tom Otterness, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Nov. 13
16. Babs Reingold, FF Alumn, at Middlesex County College, Edison NJ, November 12-December 10
17. Peter Cramer, Zackary Drucker, Sarah Schulman, Jack Waters, FF Alumns, at The MIX Factory, Manhattan, Nov. 17-22
18. Vernita N’cognita, FF Alumn, at Dance Theatre Workshop, Manhattan, Nov. 18
19. Stuart Sherman, FF Alumn, at Santos Party House, Manhattan, Nov. 16
20. Aaron Landsman, FF Alumn, at The Paradise Factory, Manhattan, Nov. 21-Dec. 12
21. Martha Rosler, FF Alumn, at e-flux, Manhattan, Nov. 16
22. Reno, Lily Tomlin, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Nov. 23
23. New Media and Performance Art symposium at Fashion Institute of Technology, Manhattan, Nov. 18
24. Maria Yoon, FF Alumn, at Parc Vendome, Manhattan, Dec. 5
25. Anna Ogier-Bloomer, FF Intern Alumn, at Parsons, Manhattan, Nov. 18
26. Galinsky, FF Alumn, at Bennett Media Studio, Manhattan, Nov. 20
27. Mona Hatoum, FF Alumn, at Central Booking, Brooklyn, opening Nov. 19
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1. Alicia Grullon, FF Fund Recipient 2008, at Collective Gallery, Manhattan, opening Nov. 21

Upcoming Screening of my Franklin Furnace Funded video

SO my video is showing at this great little gallery in Chinatown.
Opening there are loads of fun. If you can make it that'll be great!
Hope all is well. Best, Alicia

Opening reception Nov 21, 5-9 pm running thru Jan 6 2010

Collective gallery 173-171
173-171 Canal Street 5th Floor (betw. Mott and Elizabeth)
Manhattan
By appointment only 646-245-6072
www.collectivegallery173-171.com

This work was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art, supported by Jerome Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Alicia Grullon
www.aliciagrullon.com

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2. Susan Leopold, FF Alumn, at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, Manhattan, opening Nov. 19

Susan Leopold
complex
november 19 – december 22, 2009
opening reception: thursday, november 19, 6-8pm

The Elizabeth Harris Gallery is pleased to announce complex, an exhibition of wall constructions by Susan Leopold. This will be her first exhibition with the gallery.

Elizabeth Harris Gallery
529 W. 20th Street, 6th floor
212 463-9666
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11 – 6 pm.

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3. Stephanie Skura, FF Alumn, at Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts, Huntingdon, PA, Nov. 19-22

The Corduroy Prayer
A New Work conceived, written & directed by Stephanie Skura with dramaturg Vanessa Dewolf:

Based on 12 of the 36 classic 'dramatic situations': Supplication, Enigma, Erroneous judgment, Fatal Imprudence, Crimes of Love, Remorse, Madness, Daring Enterprise, An Enemy Loved, & more. With an athletic approach to the voice, image-laden language, & movement as consciousness manifest.

Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 7:30pm, through Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 7:30pm

Juniata Theater, Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts
1700 Moore St.
Huntingdon, PA

With Juniata College cast members Marci Chamberlain, Sara Deppenbrook, Brenna Fredrickson, Nate Frieswyk, Kaetlyn Kuchta,
Ben Mahan, Susanna Makosky, Andrew Orsie, & Kevin Whitmire.

For tickets & more info:
http://www.juniata.edu/departments/theatre/season.html

"Stephanie Skura could pass for a tour guide of the mind." -Los Angeles Times

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4. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at City Lights, San Francisco, Nov. 17, and more

Penny Arcade at City Lights SF and The Marsh Theatre week of November 17th

First the book party for my book BAD REPUTATION Tuesday NOVEMBER 17th City Lights

A runaway at thirteen, a reform-school graduate at sixteen, a performer in the legendary New York City Play-House of the Ridiculous at seventeen, and an escapee from Andy Warhol’s Factory scene at nineteen, Penny Arcade emerged in the 1980s as a primal force on the New York art scene and an originator of what came to be called performance art. Arcade’s brand of high camp and street-smart, punk- rock cabaret showmanship has been winning over international audiences ever since.

The first book on Penny Arcade, Bad Reputation, has been published by Semiotexte/MIT Press, fall 2009. Three complete scripts, Bitch! Dyke!
Faghag! Whore!, La Miseria and Bad Reputation are accompanied by a new interview with Penny Arcade by Chris Kraus, a range of archival photographs of the East Village scene and Arcade’s performances, an introduction by playwright Ken Bernard, and contributions by Sarah Schulman, Steve Zehentner, and Stephen Bottoms.

Miss Arcade will be reading from Bad Reputation in San Francisco at City Lights Bookstore on November 17th. http://www.citylights.com/info/?fa=event&event_id=801

THEN! The Performances at The Marsh

New York Values
Friday, Nov 20, 8pm Sat, Nov 21, 5 pm Sun, Nov 22, 3 pm

"Traditionally people who live on the Lower East Side, we don't work, because we need a lot of sex. It's hard to have a lot of sex if you have a job! Imagine trying to corral something as volatile as the sexual impulse and contain it between the hours of 7pm and midnight! Your sex life isn't boring because of your partner! Your sex life is boring because you have a job!"

New York Values is an autopsy on the death of Bohemia. With her trademark humor and wit, Miss Arcade engages the concepts of individuality and rebellion in a world that currently markets the corrupt idea of Bourgeois Bohemia. "Bourgeois and Bohemia are two entirely different value systems.." Miss Arcade says, "You can no more be a bourgeois bohemian than you can be an atheist catholic."

New York Values is told in the fragmented, disjointed vocabulary of today's culture. Music, movement and frequent dance breaks intersect with crackling observations that reveal the current commoditization of rebellion and explores the nobility of failure in a society obsessed with youth and success.

"I am an artist in decline. Soon, at some point, all of you will be in decline. Just as the rose blooms, so it starts to fade. It’s okay.
That’s the way it works. You see, I never thought that I was going to end up like all the artists I grew up knowing – incredible geniuses who lived and died in poverty and obscurity. I watched all these amazing artists go into decline, so it's not a problem: I am primed for failure."

New York Values is about the complex tapestry of art, criminality, rebellion, and iconoclasm that the great tradition of the 'underground’ is woven from.

"The underground is inviolate. It is not a street, it is not a place, it is not a neighborhood. It is a metaphysical space. It is where Bohemia intersects with the demimonde, the criminal world. If you do not have a functioning criminal class in your art scene, you have academia! And while academia is a reflection of the art world, it is not, and never will be, the art world."

With New York Values, Penny Arcade creates an emotional, informative, an interactive theater piece that mediates through improvisational performance, storytelling, monologues, music, rants and dance to elicit a sense of freedom & individualism in the audience itself. For this performance at The Marsh, Miss Arcade will be joined by Steve Zehentner - her long-time collaborator. Steve will create a live sound score that will have you rocking in your seat.

The script for New York Values was recently published in the journal Performance Research, Volume 14, Issue 1. In his introduction to New York Values, editor Stephen Bottoms wrote, "New York Values explores some of the consequences of that neglect and amnesia in the early twenty-first century – mercilessly attacking, among other things, academic forms of performance study that consider themselves transgressive and ‘avant-garde’, but which, in their lack of historical awareness, simply end up reinventing the wheel. Academia, Arcade suggests, may simply be a cog in the technobureaucratic machine that is rapidly erasing and forgetting what little is left of New York’s alternative cultural and literary traditions."

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5. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, at St. John the Baptist Church, Manhattan, Nov. 24, and more

THREE HOUR SILENT PRAYER RETREAT with Linda Mary Montano

ST JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH
210 WEST 31ST, NYC
NOVEMBER 24, TUESDAY
12 NOON-3PM

And please also know that segments of Franklin Furnace founding director MARTHA WILSON'S video as Barbara Bush is included in

MASKS:
GERSHWIN HOTEL
NOVEMBER 24, TUESDAY
7PM
$10
BRING A WIG

happy ART/LIFE/LAUGHTER .linda

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6. Danielle Abrams, FF Alumn, at Detroit Institute of the Arts, MI, Nov. 19

Danielle Abrams, FF Alumn Performs After Before the Revolution- a tribute to Eleanor Antin, FF Alumn, Eleanora Antinova, and The Black Panthers

November 19
6/30-8pm
The Detroit Institute of the Arts (DIA)
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202
John R Loggia Entrance
Free and Open to Public with RSVP
RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/476528309

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7. Sarah Reynolds, FF Intern Alumn, at the Yippie Museum, Manhattan, Nov. 18

Globular Cluster presents...a rousing evening of errant sonic submersion.
Globular Cluster is a large compact spherical star cluster comprised, variously, of Jake Adams, Tom Doncourt, Sarah Reynolds and others.

The Yippie Museum & Cafe
9 Bleecker Street (btwn Bowery & Elizabeth)
Wednesday, Nov 18th, 7pm, FREE
www.myspace.com/globularcluster
www.yippiemuseum.org

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8. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, Nov. 20-21

TIM MILLER performs in S.F. NOV 20-21 at YERBA BUENA CTR FOR ARTS!

Hi All

Had a great sold out 5 show run at Boston Center for the Arts. Tons of workshop/talks/ perfs at Harvard, Emerson and Brandeis too. I'm totally excited about the SF premiere of my fierce and funny new performance "LAY OF THE LAND" Nov 20-21 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Just back from a sold out week at Boston Center for the Arts. Check out the rave review in the L.A. Times!

"Miller's LAY OF THE LAND enters territory as exhilarating as it is meaningful. Miller lays out his unapologetically renegade viewpoint with exemplary economy and sardonic humor. Marriage equality is the thematic undercurrent against which reminiscences of various activist and performance landmarks coalesce into something larger than the sum of their considerable parts. The final apotheosis stands high in Miller's canon, which, together with the overarching relevance, makes "Lay of the Land" a vivid, must-see achievement."

David Nichols, The Los Angeles Times

Here's the fun short YouTube trailer for the show.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYrH-PKJPnA

LAY OF THE LAND feels super strong and mega timely. Very much the piece I would want to be doing at this juicy time-one year to the day after marriage equality came to California (only to be snatched away months later) And as this issue races all over the country from, Iowa to New England. Just did it in Boston last week even as Maine slid into a familiar state of H8!

tix 415.978.2787
or on the web..
http://www.ybca.org/tickets/production/view.aspx?id=10134

I am also really excited to be doing a week long performance workshop in S.F. Nov 15-22 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts that will build toward a public performance at Yerba Buena Nov 22. here's the link and info below.

http://www.ybca.org/tickets/production/view.aspx?id=10141

THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR PEOPLE TO GATHER TOGETHER AND EXPLORE CREATING ORIGINAL PERFORMANCES

My goal is to share a variety of strategies to create original performances from the tremendous energies and stories that are present in our lives. Using our own memories and myths as a jumping off point, we will see where a deep sense of personal history creates performance that jumps out from our bodies onto the stage or the page.

We will work/explore/play intensively for a week and the workshop will culminate in an ensemble-generated public performance from your fierce creativity Nov 22 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts! Please bring your hearts and brains, hopes and fears. No performance experience necessary. Email if you have any questions.

Tim
www.TimMillerPerformer.com

LAY OF THE LAND is Tim Miller's saucy, sharp-knifed look at the State of the (Queer) American Union during a time of trial as CA and FL fight the anti-gay H8! Careening from his sexy misadventures performing in 45 States, to No on Prop 8 protests, to his jury duty anxiety, to choking on cheap meat caught in his 10 year old gay boy's throat, LAY OF THE LAND friskily gets at that feeling of gay folks being perpetually on trial, on the ballot, and on the menu! (See what having a tiny majority of your state invalidate 18,000 gay families' marriages will do!) LAY OF THE LAND is a "lay" in all kinds of ways: a sex-assignation, a queer citizenship map, and of course a narrative ballad with a recurrent refrain! (Miller's favorite way-down-the-list definition for "lay"!)

"Tim Miller sings that song of the self which interrogates, with explosive, exploding, subversive joy and freedom, the constitution and borderlines of selfhood. You think you don't need to hear such singing? You do! You must!"

Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Nov 20-21
Tim Miller performs LAY OF THE LAND

tix 415.978.2787
or on the web..
http://www.ybca.org/tickets/production/view.aspx?id=10134

LAY OF THE LAND is Tim Miller's saucy, sharp-knifed look at the State of the Union during a time of trial! Careening from his sexy misadventures performing in 45 States, to Marriage Equality street protests, to the electoral assaults on gay folks all over the country, to his life as a grade-school flag monitor, to choking on cheap meat caught in his 10 year old gay boy's throat, LAY OF THE LAND friskily gets at that feeling of gay folks being perpetually on trial, on the ballot, and on the menu!

"Miller's LAY OF THE LAND enters territory as exhilarating as it is meaningful. Miller lays out his unapologetically renegade viewpoint with exemplary economy and sardonic humor. Marriage equality is the thematic undercurrent against which reminiscences of various activist and performance landmarks coalesce into something larger than the sum of their considerable parts. The final apotheosis stands high in Miller's canon, which, together with the overarching relevance, makes "Lay of the Land" a vivid, must-see achievement."

-David Nichols, The Los Angeles Times

As the newest of Miller's internationally acclaimed solo performances, LAY OF THE LAND takes on a fierce and funny examination of citizenship and who eats and who gets eaten. Framed by a No on Prop 8 protest in downtown L.A., Miller makes pit stops as Abraham and his gay son Isaac are spread out on a L.A. 70's suburban Formica kitchen, the L.A. Courthouse explodes in pink jury summons that call queer identity to judgment, and a vision of a Heimlich Manuever that helps us get out of this mess! LAY OF THE LAND is a "lay" in all kinds of ways: a sex-assignation, a queer citizenship map, and of course a narrative ballad with a recurrent refrain! (Miller's favorite way-down-the-list definition for "lay"!)

RELATED EVENTS

Nov 15–21, 2009: Tim Miller Performance Workshop
http://www.ybca.org/tickets/production/view.aspx?id=10141
The goal of this workshop is to share a variety of strategies to create original performances from the tremendous energies and stories that are present in our lives. The workshop will address key questions of queer identity and will culminate in a public Bay Area premiere performance at YBCA.

Sun Nov 22, 2009: Tim Miller Residency Performance: Body Maps
$15 Regular / $10 Member/Student/Teacher/Senior
A singular opportunity to experience the collective work of local artists working intensively with Tim Miller during his residency at YBCA. Performance to be followed by a community conversation with the artists.

TIM MILLER is an internationally acclaimed solo performer. Hailed for its humor and passion, Miller's performance works have delighted and emboldened audiences all over the world at such prestigious venues as Yale Repertory Theatre, the London Institute of Contemporary Art, the Walker Art Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville and the Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival. He is the author of the books SHIRTS & SKIN, BODY BLOWS, and 1001 BEDS, an anthology of his performances and essays which won the 2007 Lambda Literary Award for best book in Drama-Theatre. Miller has taught performance at UCLA, NYU and the Claremont School of Theology. He is a

co-founder of two of the most influential performance spaces in the United States: Performance Space 122 on Manhattan's Lower East Side and Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA. For more information check his website

www.TimMillerPerformer.com

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9. Liliana Porter, FF Alumn, at Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX, thru Dec. 26

LILIANA PORTER
To Sweep
November 5, 2009 – December 26, 2009

Sicardi Gallery is pleased to announce "To Sweep," an exhibition of work by Liliana
Porter. The exhibition opens with a cocktail reception with the artist on Thursday,
November 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. A conversation with Liliana Porter is scheduled for
Saturday, November 7, at 11 a.m.
"To Sweep" includes works on canvas, photographs, and installations, as well as the
artist’s latest video, entitled Matinee/Matinée (2009). Throughout her career, Liliana
Porter has attempted to dislocate our perception of reality, in ways both poignant
and provocative. The works presented explore the terrain where the constructive
and the destructive, the beautiful and the horrifying, all converge, where the exact
same situation can be simultaneously perceived as hilarious or mournful, or both.
In her work, these opposites take place in a silent monochromatic space, where the
concept of time responds to Porter’s own logic.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1941, Liliana Porter has lived in New York since
1964. She was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 1980. Her work has
appeared in major one-person and group exhibitions across the United States,
Europe and Latin America, most recently at Mexico City’s Museo Tamayo Arte
Contemporáneo. She is represented in numerous public and private collections,
including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA in New York, the Tate Modern
in London, the Blanton Museum in Austin, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte
Reina Sofía in Madrid, and the Daros-Latinamerica Collection in Zurich.
For more information, contact Sicardi Gallery, Houston Texas at sicardi@sicardi.com or
713.529.1313. www.sicardi.com

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10. R. Sikoryak, Doug Skinner, Kriota Willberg, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Nov. 18

Dixon Place presents...

CAROUSEL
Cartoon slide shows & other projected pictures presented by a glittering array of artists, performers, graphic novelists, & other characters.

Hosted by R. Sikoryak

Featuring:
Jonathan Ames & Dean Haspiel
Ann Decker
Brian Dewan
Laurie Rosenwald
Doug Skinner
Kriota Willberg
Daniel Wright
R.S.
and more!

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2009
8 pm
(door opens at 7:30 pm)

at the
NEW Dixon Place
161 Chrystie Street
(btwn Rivington & Delancey)
NY, NY

Tickets:
$15 each
or TDF; or $12 student/senior
or $25 for 2 with Carousel postcard

Advance tickets & more info:
www.dixonplace.org
(212) 219-0736

Carousel Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6301533565&ref=ts

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11. Zackary Drucker, Adrian Piper, FF Alumns, at Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO, thru January 16, 2010, and more

Friends,
I am pleased to invite you to:
Ecstatic Resistance
a project, practice, partial philosophy, set of strategies and group exhibition(s)

opening 2 sister shows:
Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO, November 13, 2009 - January 16, 2010
X Initiative, NYC, November 21, 2009 - February 6, 2010

please visit
www.ecstaticresistance.org
for more information on both exhibitions and a full schedule of events

featuring work by:
Grand Arts - Yael Bartana, Sharon Hayes, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, My Barbarian, Jeanine Oleson, Ulrike Ottinger, Adrian Piper, Dean Spade and Craig Willse, A.L. Steiner, and Ian White

X Initiative - Rosa Barba, Yael Bartana, Juan Davila, Sharon Hayes, Xylor Jane, My Barbarian, Ulrike Muller, Jeanine Oleson, A.L. Steiner, Joyce Weiland. With performances by: Leah Gilliam, Sharon Hayes, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Jeanine Oleson and Julianna Snapper, Dean Spade and Craig Willse, Wu Ingrid Tsang, Zackary Drucker, and Mariana Marroquin, and Ian White

And

Dear friends, Hope this email finds you well. I'm writing to let you know about a few upcoming shows and happenings in NYC: a video screening at MIX Festival (NOV 19), a group show at Leo Koenig Inc. Projekte (opening NOV 20), and a live performance at X Initiative (JAN 28). Find details below.

Thanks sincerely love all best warm regards,
Zackary Drucker

MIX NYC presents
The 2009 NY Queer Experimental Film Festival
@ The MIX Factory
125 West 21st Street Btw. 6th & 7th Aves. New York, NY
Subway: 1,C,E,F,V,R or W to 23rd Street
PATH Train to 23rd Street
Thurs, Nov 19 | 10 PM
Luminous Darkness
Daniel Mckernan, guest curator
After the success of Homoccult & Other Esoterotica (MIX 2007), this lineup of shorts is a second coming of satanic queers and psychedelic wild boys. This is a new set of magickal, sexually transgressive videos focusing on erotic ritual and performance. Luigi & Luca, Lukas Beyeler, Gio Black Peter, Dominic Johnson, JodyJock, Zackary Drucker, and others show us works dealing with sex, violence, the occult, magick, and other mystic esoterica.

Leo Koenig Inc.
545 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
ph.: +1 212 334 9255
Upcoming Exhibition
Ridykeulouse Hits Bottom
November 20 - December 23, 2009

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12. William Pope.L, FF Alumn, named finalist for Ordway Prize

Finalists for 100,000 USD Ordway Prize Announced
by Creative Link for the Arts and New Museum

Creative Link for the Arts and the New Museum have announced the six finalists for the Ordway Prize, which is given to a Curator/Arts Writer and an Artist.

The two winners will each receive an unrestricted cash prize of 100,000 USD. Now in its third cycle, the Ordway Prize is the only unrestricted international award of this caliber that recognizes a Curator/Arts Writer and is also one of the most generous awards given to a contemporary Artist.

Candidates for the Ordway Prize are identified through an anonymous nomination process of submissions drawn from a global pool of curators, writers, artists, and museum directors, led by Jennifer McSweeney, Director of Creative Link for the Arts, and Richard Flood, Chief Curator at the New Museum. A jury composed of leading arts professionals will select the two Ordway Prize recipients. The Ordway Prize winners will be announced in early 2010.

Curator/Arts Writer Finalists
Sabine Breitwieser (b. 1962, Austria); Hou Hanru (b.1963, China); and Hamza Walker (b. 1966, United States).

Artist Finalists
Tania Bruguera (b.1968, Cuba); William Pope.L (b.1955, United States); and Artur Żmijewski (b. 1966, Poland).

The Ordway Prize was created in 2005, and was named for the naturalist, philanthropist, and arts patron Katherine Ordway. The prize acknowledges the contributions of a Curator/Arts Writer and an Artist whose work has had significant impact on the field of contemporary art, but who has yet to receive broad public recognition. Finalists for the Ordway Prize are midcareer talents between the ages of forty and sixty-five, with a developed body of work extending over a minimum of fifteen years.

Past Ordway Prize recipients have included: Curator/Arts Writer Ralph Rugoff and Artist Doris Salcedo (2006); and Curator/Arts Writer James Elaine and Artist Cildo Meireles (2008).

"I am inspired by the short list of Curator/Arts Writers and Artists as they represent such a rich cross section of talents working today. This year more than ever, I find it incredibly valuable to provide this type of support," said Jennifer McSweeney, Director of Creative Link for the Arts.

"The Ordway Prize is singular in shining a light on substantial yet under recognized creativity and contributions to the field. We are delighted to participate in and host this prestigious award," said Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, New Museum.

ABOUT CREATIVE LINK FOR THE ARTS
Creative Link for the Arts is a privately funded nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating partnership in philanthropy and forging innovative relationships between art institutions, nonprofits, corporations, and philanthropists interested in supporting the arts and creating a cultural legacy.

ABOUT THE NEW MUSEUM
Founded in 1977, the New Museum is a leading destination for new art and new ideas. It is Manhattan's only dedicated contemporary art museum and is respected internationally for the adventurousness and global scope of its curatorial program. For more information, visit http://newmuseum.org.

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13. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Temescal Arts Center, Oakland, CA, Nov. 20

The Underground Hit!

CRITIC'S CHOICE: East Bay Express

REALITY PLAYINGS:
experiments in experience/participation performance

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

Other than that,
ADMISSION IS FREE! (But donations will be accepted.)

Friday, November 20th
8pm

TEMESCAL ARTS CENTER
511 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94609-2058
For more information
Call: 510-526-7858
email: fmoore@eroplay.com
http://www.eroplay.com/events.html
http://www.temescalartscenter.org/

Upcoming performances in this series in 2009:
Friday, December 18

2010 Dates!
Saturday, January 30
Saturday, February 27
Saturday, March 27
Saturday, April 24
Friday, May 21
Saturday, June 26
Saturday, July 31
Saturday, August 28
Saturday, September 25
Friday, October 22
Friday, November 19
Friday, December 17

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

"Merging improv, erotica, entertainment, religion and ritual, Frank Moore - self-styled shaman, world-renowned disabled performance artist, and 2008 presidential candidate ...." - East Bay Express


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

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

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

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

Downloadable poster here:
http://www.eroplay.com/RealityPlayingsNOV2009.jpg

http://www.eroplay.com/events.html

In Freedom,
Frank Moore
www.eroplay.com
www.luver.com

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14. Paul H-O, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Nov. 15

The New York Times
November 15, 2009
A Gallery Gadfly Revives His Act
By CAROL KINO
ONE drizzly Friday night last month dozens of people had crowded into Invisible-Exports, a gallery on Orchard Street, to celebrate the opening of a show by the conceptual artist Stephen Irwin. Works on paper lined the long, hallwaylike space, starting out with white Minimalist abstractions by the front windows and progressing to more figurative imagery at the back.

Somewhere in the middle stood the artist himself, explaining his work to Cathy Lebowitz, the longtime reviews editor at Art in America magazine. "I work with ’60s through ’80s porn," he said earnestly, pointing to a piece on the wall, as Ms. Lebowitz nodded solemnly. "I’m always trying to isolate the significant gesture in the page."

At one point a burly silver-haired man, trailed by a 20-something woman with a video camera, thrust a mike between them.
"Oh, no," the man interjected in a languid drawl. "This is like that ‘Seinfeld’ episode where they were all trying to figure out what was going on in that invisible picture that you could only see if you squinted your eyes a certain way." As the camcorder ran, another woman in her 20s snapped still photographs.

Yes, the filmmaker Paul Hasegawa-Overacker, a k a Paul H-O, was at it again, provoking people, and preserving the resulting exchanges for posterity, on his show "Gallery Beat."
The program, a long-running gonzo video tour of the New York gallery scene, was first broadcast in 1993, long before reality television filled the airwaves. For most of that decade it ran a couple of times a week, late at night, on public-access television. But although its audience was tiny (maybe between 50 and 5,000 viewers, by Paul H-O’s estimate), it grew to be a not-insignificant force in the small world it covered, inspiring both love and trepidation, before it petered out in 2001.

Now he has revived it with gallerybeat.net, a Web site that began posting material in late September. The site compiles clips from the old 1990s shows, as well as freshly made episodes and other new material, like a video advice column by Dr. Lisa Levy, a performance artist known for her psychoanalyst act. "Everything is new and different," Paul H-O said. "Everything has changed from one century to the next. We’re kind of reinventing the show."

Today, Paul H-O, 56, is probably best known as the guy who dated the elusive art star Cindy Sherman for six years, and who made the 2008 documentary "Guest of Cindy Sherman" about the experience. The film, as he explained recently, is "about what it’s like to live with an art superstar, and how I was starting to have problems with that." (The relationship ended while he was making the film; upon its release, Ms. Sherman, who had originally backed the production, issued a statement saying she regretted her early cooperation.)

But back in the early 1990s, when SoHo was still the epicenter of the international art scene and Paul H-O was a struggling sculptor turned carpenter, he and his Sony camcorder came to be known as gallery-opening fixtures. Having come to New York from San Francisco in 1984 to pursue his art career, he began to draw notice with his genial gadfly presence and irreverent video portrait of the art world.

His original team included two correspondents, Ms. Lebowitz and Walter Robinson, another Art in America editor. "Back then the only place you could see art on TV was Channel 13," he said, referring to New York City’s public television station. "We used that as a standard for what not to do. We thought it made art look clerical and boring."

So on "Gallery Beat" the camera angles were wacky, the art was haphazardly framed, and the commentary stuck close to the way that art people actually talk to one another when they’re out visiting galleries. "Our concept was, basically, you go into the gallery and look at the art," said Mr. Robinson, who now directs the Web magazine Artnet, "and you say, ‘What the hell is that?’ "

Because the Beatsters, as Paul H-O calls them, usually arrived unannounced, dealers sometimes kicked them out — which made for great footage — and those who didn’t spent the evening on tenterhooks. "Paul would make very strange comments," recalled the SoHo dealer Ron Feldman, who let the team work several times at his gallery on Mercer Street. "It took time to figure out that it was probably O.K., that you weren’t taking your life in your hands when you were saying hello."

Mr. Feldman also noted that, although he rarely saw "Gallery Beat" in its heyday, he had come to realize after viewing old episodes on the Web that it was a surprisingly valuable archive. "Historically, there’s some very interesting material," he said, "as well as some insights that probably don’t exist any other place, because he just asked the right sorts of questions and people were taken off guard."

The excerpts Paul H-O has uploaded thus far hark back to a largely undocumented moment, when the art world, having deflated from the party scene of the 1980s, was floundering through a truly punishing market recession, and the next big thing was yet unknown. The feminist activists the Guerrilla Girls are seen riding in the back of a pickup truck at the long-discontinued Downtown Arts Festival. ("Those girls are hot!" Paul H-O yells off-camera.) The photographer Andres Serrano, still famous for having incurred the wrath of Jesse Helms, appears at the 1997 opening of his show "A History of Sex." ("I don’t understand these just purely pornographic images blown up so big," Ms. Lebowitz muses. "I mean, I thought that was, you know, over.")

Some of the best scenes were shot in the crowded hallways of the Gramercy International, the scrappy hotel art fair that spawned today’s slickly corporate Armory Show, where a British unknown called Tracey Emin snootily chides Paul H-O for not remembering her name, and the macho painter Julian Schnabel slams "Gallery Beat" as "a masturbatory exercise in stupidity." (Anyone who hung around in the art world long enough eventually got his or her five seconds of "Gallery Beat" fame, including this reporter.)

Of course the program’s most notable encounter was with Ms. Sherman, who astonished the Beatsters by making eyes at Paul H-O and consenting to an in-depth interview. She and Paul H-O eventually fell in love, he moved into her SoHo loft and, as he ascended to the A-list on her coattails, "Gallery Beat" fell by the wayside.

He decided to resuscitate it in early 2008, long after they had broken up, and soon after "Guest of Cindy Sherman" had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Because the film uses clips from the show to tell the story of the couple’s courtship, "it started up this clamor for ‘Gallery Beat,’ " he said. "Whenever it was screened, people always asked: ‘Where can we see it? Are you going to do it again?’ "

Prodded by an eager investor, he assembled a tiny team and began working on a Web site. Then the economy collapsed and the investor decamped, leaving Paul H-O with unpaid technology bills and a quandary: "I had to decide whether I was going to go ahead and do it anyway," he said.

Once again he was persuaded by others, namely the two 23-year-olds who had already signed on as his new co-hosts: Samantha Schlaifer, a former film student who had been his assistant on the documentary, and her friend Tamara Weg, a former gallery assistant who is majoring in art history at Hunter College. To finish the site and conceive a social-media marketing plan, Ms. Weg roped in another friend, Rus Yusupov, 25, the art director for the design team behind the original Web site for Hulu.com.

Although all four are partners in the new site, the episodes are primarily produced by Paul H-O, with the help of Ms. Schlaifer and other unpaid volunteers and interns.
"What I think ‘Gallery Beat’ offers to the art world is laughter," Ms. Weg said, "which is missing most of the time." Ms. Schlaifer enthusiastically concurred. "Like Paul says, the last time ‘Gallery Beat’ was really popular was in a recession," she said, "so I was like, ‘This is the perfect time to take chances, the art world is going to be more embracing.’ " (This time around, perhaps because reality shows are by now a familiar concept, no galleries have yet turned them away.)

And while the earlier program was made by and for art-world insiders, the new version has a more inclusive focus. Although Ms. Lebowitz will appear in some of the new episodes, most of the hosting so far has been done by Ms. Weg and Ms. Schlaifer, who are clearly learning their subject matter as they go.

Paul H-O, rather than being fazed by their inexperience, seems to find it a plus. "I can make them into what I want them to be," he said. "I’m the director. Everyone brings some kind of audience. But my world really is the art world, and these are my stories."

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15. Tom Otterness, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Nov. 13

The New York Times
November 13, 2009
Inside Art
By CAROL VOGEL
OTTERNESS’S PLAYGROUND
A playground filled with the Brooklyn artist Tom Otterness’s whimsical bronze characters is being installed in what will be a two-and-a-half acre park on West 42nd Street between 11th and 12th Avenues. The space is part of two apartment complexes that will be home to some 2,200 residents and is being built by the Manhattan developer Larry A. Silverstein.

He discovered the playground through a Marlborough Gallery catalog and learned there were three. "I called the gallery and asked if any of them existed," Mr. Silverstein said in a telephone interview.

The answer was yes, but only in private collections. So he flew to Cape Cod to visit one of them. "I fell in love with the damn thing," Mr. Silverstein said.
The work, which measures 24.5 feet tall, 30 feet long and nearly 33 feet wide, was originally conceived in 2004 as an entry in a competition for an artwork in a public park in Milwaukee. Although Mr. Otterness didn’t win, he made the playground anyway, in an edition of six, and has been able to place three on the grounds of private homes, in Cape Cod; Palm Beach, Fla.; and Aspen, Colo. The New York park where Mr. Otterness’s playground will be permanently installed will open to the public in early spring.

"In my brain I always wanted to create anthropomorphic architecture," Mr. Otterness said by phone. "And this is like architecture."
His playground features 27 figures (six inches each), but it’s dominated by a giant smiling character whose legs are slides and whose head is a lookout tower.
"Kids can also look through the eyes as if waking up with a 35-foot-long body," Mr. Otterness said.

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16. Babs Reingold, FF Alumn, at Middlesex County College, Edison NJ, November 12-December 10

Hi All,

I have a couple of pieces in this show. It is a really strong show and worth the trip. If you are in Edison New Jersey please stop in. The show is up until December 10th.

"Multi [Ply]"
Studio Theatre Gallery
Middlesex County College
2600 Woodbridge Avenue
Edison New Jersey 08818

November 12 - December 10
Gallery hours: 9-4pm M-F
For more info: artgallery@middlesexcc.edu

My Best,
Babs Reingold
http://www.babsreingold.com

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17. Peter Cramer, Zackary Drucker, Sarah Schulman, Jack Waters, FF Alumns, at The MIX Factory, Manhattan, Nov. 17-22

MIX NYC presents
The 2009 NY Queer Experimental Film Festival
@ The MIX Factory 125 West 21st Street
Btw. 6th & 7th Aves. New York, NY
Subway: 1,C,E,F,V,R or W to 23rd Street
PATH Train to 23rd Street
Full festival details, catalog and tickets available at: mixnyc.org

Presenting an new installation by Peter Cramer
I WANT TO BE LEFT A LOON!
A bird, a lake, a landscape. A comic and tragic multi media installation. Greta Garbo's quote as inspiration, "I never said, ‘I want to be alone.’ I only said, ‘I want to be left alone.’ There is all the difference," .

Special thanks to Sur Rodney (Sur) and Materials for the Arts.

AND

SCREENING OF BERLIN /NEW YORK by JACK WATERS

Wednesday November 18 @ 7:30pm

If you listen intensely, and stand right on the edge of the platform, you can hear it. It's the sound of the 2009 NY Queer Experimental Film Festival rolling in toward the station. Arrival time: Tuesday Nov 17th, 8 pm.

Before you know it, you'll be on-board and hearing "Stand clear of the closing doors." Next stop: The MIX Factory!

So grab a seat and hold on: We're going down into the depths of the imagination's queer experimental underground. It's going to be a wild ride. We promise.

Schedule Overview

Tues, Nov 17 | 8 PM
Opening Night: Making All Local Stops
This year, MIX takes off with Green Fuse on the express track, a swirl of colors and frenetic editing. On the local track, pause with the meditative biography of Delphinium, about the early life of Derek Jarman. The works in this show are from all boroughs, and terminate Swedish-style with an erotic interpretation of everyone's caboose.

Weds, Nov 18 | 7.30 PM
Bulldozed!
From Brooklyn to Berlin to Nova Scotia, the films in this program trace different histories of gentrification and corporate takeover from the late 1960s to present day. From Brooklyn to Berlin to Nova Scotia, the films in this program trace different histories of gentrification and corporate takeover from the late 1960s to present day. Vanessa Renwick's House of Sound portrays a loss in Detroit, while Jem Cohen longs for the city of New York with Patti Smith, and Samara Halperin laments Astroland.

Weds, Nov 18 | 10 PM
Our Gorgeous Nightmares
MIX presents a banquet of fragrant imagery and flagrant catastrophe, fashioned by directors making love with designers and actors doubling as models poised on Jungian runways in hyper-colored darkness and swimming in dreamscapes encrusted with poetic texture.

Thurs, Nov 19 | 6 PM
Facilitate This!
EE Miller, guest curator
Facilitate This! considers representations of "the meeting" in queer imagination and history. How do we imagine meeting? How do we come together? The program includes a montage of fabulous meetings from features and movements past; a selection of short films; and presentations for the "perfect meeting" from kara lynch, Sarah Schulman, and Ginger Brooks Takahashi.

Thurs, Nov 19 | 8 PM
Fig Trees
Fig Tress is an operatic documentary about the struggle of two AIDS activists--Canadian Tim McCaskell and South African Zackie Achmat. Both have fought tooth-and-nail for the provision of anti-retroviral drugs to treat AIDS. In John Greyson's film they are ably supported by Gertrude Stein, a singing albino squirrel, and St. Teresa of Avila.

Thurs, Nov 19 | 10 PM
Luminous Darkness
Daniel Mckernan, guest curator
After the success of Homoccult & Other Esoterotica (MIX 2007), this lineup of shorts is a second coming of satanic queers and psychedelic wild boys. This is a new set of magickal, sexually transgressive videos focusing on erotic ritual and performance. Luigi & Luca, Lukas Beyeler, Gio Black Peter, Dominic Johnson,JodyJock, Zackary Drucker, and others show us works dealing with sex, violence, the occult, magick, and other mystic esoterica.

Fri, Nov 20 | 7 PM
Stepping Out of Time
Breaking down the language of dance, and luring the human form into new realms of cinematic experimentation, the films in this program are stories told primarily with the body, and its capacity to communicate with its shape and momentum. With a world premiere from Arthur Aviles and US premiere by Mara Mattuschka & Chis Harring.

Fri, Nov 20 | 7.30 PM @ Union Docs
Travel Queeries*
Travel Queeries is a feature documentary film that explores the life, culture, art and activism of queer individuals and groups throughout a selected group of European cities.

Fri, Nov 20 | 8.30 PM
Every Time I See Your Picture I Cry
Awarded the 2008 Images Prize at its premiere, Daniel Barrow's newest "manual animation" combines overhead projection with video, music, and live narration to tell the story of a garbage man with a vision to create an independent phone book chronicling the lives of each person in his city.

Fri, Nov 20 | 10 PM
Never Satisfied
A program of international sex and subversion, and a swift kick in the pants to conformity. This red-hot lineup includes a transgender homage to Peter Berlin and to psychedelic sapphistry.

Fri, Nov 20 | 12 MID
Misanthropic Mania
These defiant, dysfunctional, deviant heroes show unapologetic displays of camp, gender anarchy, bodily fluids and boundary bashing. It's a tsunami of expression, releasing frustration against the co-optation of queer, crashing down the walls of static identities. Catch Gary Fembot’s sci-fi imagining of AIDS activism and Nica Ross’s queeruptive take on The Wizard of Oz.

Sat, Nov 21 | 6 PM
Mirrors, Smoke and Glass
Through lenses and glass, distorted in mirrors, in retrospect and in spectacle, fragmented, pieced together and embedded in their surrounding environments, the artists in this program render reflections of themselves or paint a portrait of other artists.

Sat, Nov 21 | 8 PM
Bigger Than Life
Join author Jeffrey Escoffier and his guests Wakefield Poole (Boys in the Sand), Joe Gage (Kansas City Trucking Co.), Owen Hawk, and others, for this talk and clip show about the intesection of gay porn and experimental film. ASL interpreted.

Sat, Nov 21 | 10 PM
Creepy Dirty Girlie
Creepy Dirty Girlie includes both direct and indirect examinations of dark and queer aspects of women's sexuality not often seen in our commodity-driven media. We see desires that are unresolved, elude a single meaning, and extract pleasure where it has often been denied.

Sun, Nov 22 | 4 PM
A Different Take
Lights, sound, camera, action! Welcome to MIX NYC's fourth year of "A Different Take," a video production workshop for LGBTQ youth and young adults. This year, participants were paired up with college filmmakers who mentored students through their production process. Free admission for youth age 23 and under

Sun, Nov 22 | 6 PM
Do It To It
This program highlights works that actively demonstrate, reflect, and interpret the hard work that people do; these works have varying relationships with local and global communities and with activist and artistic projects, including Zavé Martohardjono’s doc about Transy House in Brooklyn.

Sun, Nov 22 | 8 PM
Closing Night: Maggots & Men
Seeing Cary Cronenwett's Maggots and Men, you have nothing to lose but your perceptions of gender. This utopian re-visioning of the Kronstadt Uprising of 1921, featuring film history's first cast of over 100 transgender actors, paints an idyllic portrait of formerly pro-Soviet sailors at the Kronstadt naval garrison who rebelled against the perceived failures of the new Bolshevik state.

Installations
Once again, the MIX Factory will transform itself from the inside out, and in the process present a number of engaging, if not provocative, site-specific installation and performance pieces. Enrich your MIX experience before and after screenings by taking in these exhibitions and experimentations in multi-media.

Curated by Installations Coordinator Dominic Cloutier, with works by Noam Gonick and Luis Jacob, Lori Hiris, Kadet Kuhne, Marc Arthur, Inbred Hybrid Collective, Smith and, Lowles, Atif Siddiqui, Stephen Kent Jusick, Hector Canonge, Peter Cramer, Patrick Staff, Bill Hsu, and Adriana Varella.

Get details about the whole line up
and buy your tickets online at:
mixnyc.org

Admission/Suggested Donation/Give What You Can
Opening Night - $20
Regular shows - $11
Closing Night and Special Events - $15
*Travel Queeries - $7

About MIX NYC
This is MIX's 22nd year presenting the latest in queer experimental film and previously unseen works from legendary figures in avant-garde cinema.

In addition to our yearly festival of screenings, exciting interactive installations, and infamous parties, MIX NYC also provides year-round community screenings, a summer media workshop for queer youth, and film preservation projects. MIX also is home to the groundbreaking ACT UP Oral History Project, documenting how collective action transformed AIDS activism, queer identity and health care in America.

MIX NYC
79 Pine Street #132
New York, NY 10005
212.742.8880
info@mixnyc.org
www.mixnyc.org

MIX NYC promotes, produces and preserves experimental media that is rooted in the lives, politics, and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and otherwise queer-identified people. MIX's work challenges mainstream notions of gender and sexuality while also upending traditional categories of form and content.

MIX NYC, a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization, is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Materials for the Arts, Experimental Television Center, Visual AIDS, the Gesso Foundation, Gill Foundation, Phil Zwickler Charitable & Memorial Foundation Trust, and the generosity of many individuals!

Peter Cramer
PO Box 20260
New YOrk New YOrk 10009
212 529 8815

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18. Vernita N’cognita, FF Alumn, at Dance Theatre Workshop, Manhattan, Nov. 18

is feminism still alive?

Vernita Nemec AKA N'Cognita, Franklin Furnace Alumn, at Dance Theatre Workshop,
Manhattan, Nov. 18

Vernita Nemec AKA N'Cognita, FF Alumn, performing at DTW David R White
Studio, 219 W 19th St, 3rd floor as part of Movement Research Open
Performance Series, Wednesday, November 18, 8PM. Performing with her, Sean
Carolan. Also, performing that evening Erin Tracy, Kimberly Portis & Elinor
Harrison. A program of non-curated showings of experimentation and
work-in-progress. Evening includes audience discussion. $3 contribution

Best,
Vernita
www.ncognita.com

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19. Stuart Sherman, FF Alumn, at Santos Party House, Manhattan, Nov. 16

Monday, November 16,
8pm
Santos Party House, 96 Lafayette Street NYC
In conjunction with PERFORMA 09, PARTICIPANT INC presents the live component of the exhibition, Stuart Sherman: Nothing Up My Sleeve, curated by Jonathan Berger:

Doors open at 8pm with DJ Gibby Haynes

Advanced Capitalism Reunion: Reparations and Retardations
Vaginal Davis with Pedro, Murial, and Esther (P.M.E.), 1989-2009

DJs Kathleen Hanna and Adam Horovitz

A Rare NYC appearance by international singing sensation, Tony Clifton, and his 17-piece Katrina Kiss My Ass Orchestra
Sponsored by Comic Relief

Followed by DJ Spencer Sweeney

CLIFTON, the fragrance, revealed at Santos Party House….

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20. Aaron Landsman, FF Alumn, at The Paradise Factory, Manhattan, Nov. 21-Dec. 12

FOR TICKETS and MORE INFO:
www.americantreasuretheplay.com

Grab a Pepsi and some pemmican and watch the trailer now by visiting
www.americantreasuretheplay.com

13P presents

AMERICAN TREASURE

Written and directed by JULIA JARCHO (P#9)

Featuring
AARON LANDSMAN and JENNY SEASTONE STERN

Sets JASON SIMMS Costumes COLLEEN WERTHMANN
Lights BEN KATO Sound ASA WEMBER Music JULIA JARCHO

Stage Manager JESS CHAYES
Associate Producer RACHEL KARPF
Press Representative BLAKE ZIDELL

Playwright-director Julia Jarcho returns to New York with a new play about scouring the landscape and looking for the missing pieces.One night, a Real History Detective meets a gumptious young vagabond with a harrowing past. Together, they'll follow a paper trail of blood and tears that goes all the way back to this nation's beginning. Or somewhere else.

November 21 - December 12
The Paradise Factory
64 East 4th Street (between Bowery and 2nd Ave.)

November 21 - 22, 27 - 29, December 2 - 3, 5 - 6, 9 - 10, and 12 at 8:30PM; December 4 and 11 at 7:30PM and 10:00PM

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21. Martha Rosler, FF Alumn, at e-flux, Manhattan, Nov. 16

e-flux presents Martha Rosler in conversation with Damon Rich
"If You Lived Here Still..."
An archive project by Martha Rosler
Show extended through November 16

Closing conversation between Damon Rich and Martha Rosler
November 16, 7 pm

Admission is free, all are welcome!

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

Responding to strong public interest, e-flux is pleased to extend the archive of Martha Rosler's foundational project from 1989, "If You Lived Here..." through mid-November, to close with a conversation between Damon Rich and Martha Rosler on Monday November 16th at 7 pm.

The exhibition, " If You Lived Here Still," includes a great range of materials providing insight into the process of structuring "If You Lived Here..." with its three exhibitions, four public forums, and numerous associated events, as well as the book subsequently published by Dia. Among them are notes and plans; correspondence between Rosler and numerous individuals and groups; exhibition checklists, posters, announcements (often flyers for public posting), reviews, and press releases; research into the Dia Foundation's real estate holdings; transcriptions of the "town hall" meetings Rosler organized; videos by others on the subject of housing or homelessness; volumes of magazine articles and newspaper clippings on these topics, lavish real estate ads; archival material on urban development; and manuscripts of the book that resulted from the project. Also on view is a reel of installation views of the exhibitions themselves.

In addition to these original materials, there are numerous documents from more recent years. Rosler has continued to assemble newspaper clippings on homelessness and housing, tenant organization newsletters, and catalogues for exhibitions relating to the subject in the 20 years since the exhibition at Dia. A variety of educational materials from contemporary tenants' rights, housing, and homeless advocacy groups are available to the public as part of the exhibition.

Collected during the show's duration were supplementary materials from Dan Wiley, the young artist and student of urbanism that Rosler collaborated with when structuring her project in 1988 and 1989. His notes and plans for the project, contact lists, press clippings, essays relating to urban planning, and books on gentrification and housing also provide a glimpse into the processes of construction and organizational armature of "If You Lived Here …"

This presentation at e-flux project space was the catalyst for cataloguing the nearly 1500 documents that constitute the archive and was the occasion for commissioning a new essay on "If You Lived Here..." by art historian Nina Möntmann, published in the October issue of e-flux journal.

Special thanks to Heather O'Brien and Egan Frantz for helping catalogue and present these documents.

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22. Reno, Lily Tomlin, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Nov. 23

"An Intimate Evening With Lily Tomlin"
to benefit Dixon Place

Hosted by comedic provocateur Reno

Monday, November 23 at 8 PM

Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street
(between Rivington and Delancey)
New York, NY 10002

Tickets:
$175 Reserved seating (will be assigned)
$500 Individual sponsorship & premium seating
Both include a post-show dessert reception with Lily and Reno!

Tickets can be purchased at www.dixonplace.org or by calling 212.352.3101

This event is presented by Blesso Properties

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23. New Media and Performance Art symposium at Fashion Institute of Technology, Manhattan, Nov. 18

November 18, 2009, 7pm

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Pomerantz Art and Design Center (D Building)
Seventh Avenue and 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

The Fashion Institute of Technology Art Market Graduate Students are pleased to present the symposium Intangible: New Media and Performance Art in the Market.

New media and performance art often elude both definition and commodification, yet these practices maintain a distinct and vital presence in the arts community. The evening's discussion will explore the current and future market for intangible art.

Panelists:
Jeffrey Deitch: Art Dealer, Deitch Projects
Clifford Owens: Artist
Cara Starke: Assistant Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, The Museum of Modern Art
Thea Westreich: Principal, Thea Westreich Art Advisory Services

Moderator:
Martha Schwendener: Art Critic

For more information please contact the FIT Art Market Graduate Students or view our website www.fitnyc.edu/intangible

This event is free and open to the public.

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24. Maria Yoon, FF Alumn, at Parc Vendome, Manhattan, Dec. 5

Dear Friends and Family,
My upcoming 43rd wedding will take place in Anchorage, Alaska during the week of Christmas this year… but before I do…
So many of you wanted to know who I have married this summer.
On Dec 5th come by for a casual screening event, dedicated to family and friends.
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Parc Vendome – Dining Room, 333 West 56th Street, NYC
FREE! Seating is Limited, RSVP nycmaria@earthlink.net OR 917 886 2214
Refreshments will be served.

LIVE Radio Interview with KALX is posted on my website.
Join Maria’s Annual Membership for the coming year: 2010!
http://www.mariathekoreanbride.com/mkb_sponsor2.htm

Thanks!
Maria
www.mariathekoreanbride.com

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25. Anna Ogier-Bloomer, FF Intern Alumn, at Parsons, Manhattan, Nov. 18

Just a reminder that this Wednesday is my open studios. For any of you new to these things, all the Parsons grad students open up the their studios to the public. Everyone comes to look at the new work, mingle, and have wine and cheese. I'm telling you, it will be a solid good time. Plus, come see (and try out!) my new textile piece that has my fingertips worn down to nothing.

Hope to see you there,
-Anna

Oh, and please forward this to all your friends and acquaintances. The more the merrier...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Parsons The New School for Design
66 Fifth Ave, 3rd Floor, between 5th and 6th Aves.
6-8pm
refreshments provided!

Anna Ogier-Bloomer
www.annaob.com
anna@annaob.com

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26. Galinsky, FF Alumn, at Bennett Media Studio, Manhattan, Nov. 20

Next Show This Friday November 20th 7pm door

The Manhattan Monologue Slam Hosted by the Galinsky Brothers - visit our new blog http://www.mmslam.wordpress.com
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with grand prize sponsor NYCastings http://www.nycastings.com

Next show is Friday November 20th 7pm doors, 7:30pm curtain - $10 with this email print out or $20 at the door without
TV Guide Channel will be shooting actors and audience for pilot tv program! Actors get seen by these industry pros that want to work with you. Performing at the MMSlam gets actors working in film, tv, & plays

Featuring Industry Panelists:
Susan Batson, Founder/Acting Coach (Denzel Washington, Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx), Black Nexxus
Sarah Conte, Casting Director (Gossip Girl), Central Casting
Joe Trentacosta, VP (Hamptons International Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Newport Film Festival), Springer Associates Broadway PR

Featuring Actors:
MMSlam October Champion Verlon Brown
:30 Second Champion Miles Del Ray with
Ben Hersey, Tora Brava, Leslie Goshko and Shawn Williams

Bennett Media Studio, 723 Washington Street in the West Village (between Bank & 11th Street, A,C,E train to 8th Ave & 14th St. or 1.9 train to Christopher St.) http://www.bennettmediastudio.com Walking Directions From 14th St. 8thAve. hop Stop

Actors sign up at the show to perform in the second set and be seen by industry and fans alike! You will also get a free DVD of your performance!

Set One - The Manhattan Monologue Slam Championship Set, is hosted by Robert Galinsky & features 6 pre-booked actors performing one three-minute monologue. What's at stake? The tag of "The Manhattan Monologue Slam Champion", prize money, a sit down with any one of that evening’s judges for a career consultation, and the challenge of defending the title & trophy in next month’s show.

Set Two - 30 Second Audience Slam is hosted by Phillip Galinsky. It’s an outrageous set of audience/actors who sign up to perform on the night of the show. Each actor's performance doubles as entertainment & as an 'audition' to perform in the championship set in the next show, in addition to winning cash and prizes too.

Another Manhattan Monologue Slam ICS success story. Alex and Philippe Haussmann performed in the blockbuster 2012, as twin Russian boys Alec and Oleg. John Cusack works for them as their limo driver in this action film. Disaster swept the world during the weekend as the apocalyptic "2012" registered the biggest opening for a non-franchise movie.

THE HAUSSMANN TWINS GO ON A RED CARPET HOLLYWOOD RIDE.
Coverage On Maximo TV (1:11)
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27. Mona Hatoum, FF Alumn, at Central Booking, Brooklyn, opening Nov. 19

Gallery II: Anthropology: Revisited, Reinvented, Reinterpreted

November 19, 2009 - January 17, 2010
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 19, 6-9pm

Curators: Maddy Rosenberg & Jon Coffelt

Participating Artists:
Pinky Bass, Sang-ah Choi, Paul Clay, Béatrice Coron, Mitchell Gaudet, Laura Gilbert, Janet Goldner, Karen Graffeo, Kelly Grider, Mona Hatoum, Christina Hope, Lee Isaacs, Kahn & Selesnick, Janice Kluge, Eunkang Koh, Chris Lawson & Leng Seckon, Max Carlos Martinez, Dana Matthews, Avery McCarthy, Antjuan Oden, Omar Olivera, Lothar Osterburg, Joel Seah, The Chadwicks (Blachly and Shaw), Elisabeth Wöerndl, Emna Zghal.

Gallery I: Artist’s Books and Prints (ongoing)

Performance: Saturday, November 28, 6pm
From Germany, interdisciplinary artist and musician Brandstifter and the word-and-sound artist Dirk huelsTrunk celebrate the funky collages and cut-up texts of their recently released collaborative artist’s book antibodies (the special limited handmade edition available at Central Booking) with dancing-on-tables sound loops, simultaneous lecture, screening and a book signing ($10 at the door, $8 in advance).

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111 Front St. Gallery 214
Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY
347 - 731- 6559
Hours: Thursday - Sunday, 12 - 6pm (12 - 8:30pm First Thursdays)
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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller

Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.
80 Arts - The James E. Davis Arts Building
80 Hanson Place #301
Brooklyn NY 11217-1506 U.S.A.
Tel: 718-398-7255
Fax: 718-398-7256
http://www.franklinfurnace.org
mail@franklinfurnace.org

Martha Wilson, Founding Director
Michael Katchen, Senior Archivist
Harley Spiller, Administrator
Angel Nevarez, Program Coordinator
Susie Tofte, Project Cataloguer
Judith L. Woodward, Financial Manager