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Contents for May 17, 2010
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1. Spectres of Liberty, FF Fund Recipient 2010, in Syracuse, NY, May 17-June 4

2. Heather Cassils, FF Fund Recipient 2010, at Center for Performance Research Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, June 4

3. Emily Roysdon, FF Alumn, at MoMA, Manhattan, May 21
4. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, at Mt. Vernon Public Library, NY, thru June 12
5. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, at El Museo del Barrio, Manhattan, June 2
6. Maria Yoon, FF Alumn, at Parc Vendome, Manhattan, June 11, and more
7. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at Milepost 5, Portland, OR, thru June 12
8. Jennifer Hicks, FF Alumn, in Plainfield, MA, Aug. 6-8
9. Barbara Pollack, FF Alumn, at The China Institute, Manhattan, June 10, and more
10. Russet Lederman, FF Alumn, at Kathleen Cullen, Manhattan, opening May 25
11. Shirin Neshat, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, May 14
12. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at 10 Gales Gallery, London, UK, June 9
13. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Temescal Arts Center, Oakland, CA, May 21
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1. Olivia Robinson, FF Fund Recipient 2010, in Syracuse, NY, May 17-June 4

The Great Central Depot in the Open City
a project by Spectres of Liberty

Please join us in Syracuse in May & June for both programming
with amazing organizers, activists, and artists during May 17-June 4
and then the spectacular outdoor culminating event:

The Great Central Depot in the Open City
Saturday, June 5, 8-10pm (Sunday, June 6 is the raindate)
Lipe Art Park in Syracuse, NY - a site where 5000 abolitionists gathered in the 1850s

Participate, Discuss & Create
OPEN CITY WORKSHOP * May 17-June 4, 2010 * 307 Clinton Street, Syracuse, NY

Open Daily noon - 6pm

May 18 6pm - Open Access, Open Art - discussion with Community Folk Art Center
May 19 7pm - Open Movement - discussion about boundaries and mobility
May 20 7pm - Open Options - discussion about Civil Rights & CORE in Syracuse
May 21 8pm - Open House Party!
May 23 4pm - Open Economy Ice Cream Social - sponsored by Milk Not Jails
May 24-June 4 Open Sessions - lunchtime interviews & discussions

Spectacular Outdoor Public Art Event

The Great Central Depot in the Open City * June 5, 2010 * 8-10pm * Lipe Art Park
(Near corner of Fayette & Seneca, Syracuse, NY; Rain Date: June 6, 2010)

The Open City Workshop is part of a larger project called The Great Central Depot in the Open City, a public art project that explores the connections between Syracuse's abolitionist history and the present.

In the mid-19th Century, Syracuse, New York, was central to the anti-slavery movement in the United States. Called the "Great Central Depot," its residents, and those of the surrounding region, helped thousands of individuals escape slavery. Jermaine Loguen, a local Reverend and station master in the Underground Railroad, called Syracuse an "Open City" because he and fellow abolitionists spoke and published anti-slavery sentiments while openly providing sanctuary for freedom-seekers.

The Open City Workshop, held in a downtown storefront, will be open to the public for three weeks of discussions, workshops and brainstorming. The discussions will be shared on Redhouse Radio, through video recordings and ultimately used to create Open City animations featured in a public presentation. This culminating one night, community event will respond to the question, "Is Syracuse an Open City today? What would it mean to move Loguen's Open City from the realm of metaphor to a lived reality today?"

Partners for this project include the Community Folk Art Center, The Matilda Joslyn Gage Home and the Art School in the Art School. This variable media art work is made possible, in part by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Stimulus funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; the Lambent Foundation, and Jerome Foundation. This project is made possible with Funds from New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Grant Program, a State Agency and the Cultural Resources Council a Region Arts Council.

Spectres of Liberty is a collaborative of Dara Greenwald, Josh MacPhee and Olivia Robinson.

www.spectresofliberty.com

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2. Heather Cassils, FF Fund Recipient 2010, at Center for Performance Research Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, June 4

Heather Cassils Reveals NYC premier of Hard Times

Heather Cassils is an artist and body builder who uses her exaggerated physique as her medium. Often employing many of the same strategies used by FLUXUS and guerrilla theater, her method is multidisciplinary and crosses a spectrum of performance, film, drawing, video, photography and event planning. From the blaze of a full body burn to brushing lips with pop stars, Cassils work interrogates systems of power and control by responding to the industrial production of images. Cassils is a recent winner of both the 2010 Franklin Furnace Fund and an Intra Arts Grant from the Canada Council of the Arts. She will be performing her new artwork Hard Times at 7:30 pm on Friday June 4, 2010 at the Center for Performance Research as part of the Movement Research Spring Festival 2010: HARDCORPS.

Hard Times is a live performance informed by Los Angeles body building culture, Greek mythology and experimental film. This solo physical performance responds to the cultures of consumption and denial with an image of a body that sputters and twitches with exertion to maintain its manicured surface. Culturally and politically, we are in a state of rotting from the inside out and Cassils personifies this disintegration on six feet of scaffolding, wearing a prosthetic mask with the appearance that her eyes have been removed from their sockets. Accompanied by a soundtrack made by layering power currents, Hard Times will resonate within you long after you leave the gallery.

Cassils has exhibited at the White Chapel and Thomas Danes gallery in London, Manifesta, Schnitt Ausstellungsraum, Edith Russ Site for Media Art in Germany, LGBT film festival in Paris, France, at the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig in Vienna, Austria, at MUCA Roma and International Festival, Ex-Teresa Arte Actual in Mexico City, at Art in General in NYC, most recently at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco and at LACE and at the USC Center for Feminist Research in Los Angeles as well as at Art Basel Miami Beach in Florida. Cassils is also a founding member of the Los Angeles based performance collective the Toxic Titties.

HARDCORPS runs from June 2 – 7, 2010 and is curated by Walter Dundervill, Melanie Maar, Aki Sasimoto, and A.L. Steiner. This 6-day festival will incorporate performance, workshops, hangouts, events, talks and circumstances.

Friday, June 4, 7 pm, at Center for Performance Research Gallery, 361 Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

For more information check out:

www.heathercassils.com
http://www.movementresearch.org/performancesevents/festival
www.cprnyc.org

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3. Emily Roysdon, FF Alumn, at MoMA, Manhattan, May 21

MoMA Talks:
Art Institutions and
Feminist Politics Now
Friday, May 21, 2010

The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 708-9400

www.moma.org

Symposium: ART INSTITUTIONS AND FEMINIST POLITICS NOW
Friday, May 21, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Theater 2
BUY TICKETS

An international group of artists, writers, curators, historians, and activists discuss the impact of recent debates about art and feminism on exhibitions, collections, pedagogy, and cultural politics.

Participants include artists Tania Bruguera, Sonia Khurana, and Emily Roysdon; Connie Butler, MoMA's Chief Curator of Drawings; Melissa Chiu, Museum Director and Vice President Global Art Programs, Asia Society Museum; Huey Copeland, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Northwestern University; Ivet Curlin, What, How, and for Whom/WHW curatorial collective; Catherine Lord, Professor of Studio Art, Claire Trevor School of the Arts, University of California, Irvine; Camille Morineau, Curator, Contemporary Collections and organizer of elles@centrepompidou, Musee national d'art moderne, Centre Pompidou, Paris; Ruth Noack, curator, Berlin; Alexandra Schwartz, MoMA Curatorial Assistant and Coordinator of the MoMA Women's Initiative; and Michele Wallace, Professor, City College of New York/CUNY.

Art Institutions and Feminist Politics Now is presented in conjunction with MoMA's publication of Modern Women: Women Artists at The Museum of Modern Art (June 2010), and is made possible by the Modern Women's Fund.

Tickets for these programs can be purchased at MoMA at the lobby information desk or film desk, or online.

Please use the film entrance, east of the Museum's main entrance on Fifty-third Street.

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 708-9400
www.moma.org

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4. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, at Mt. Vernon Public Library, NY, thru June 12

EXHIBITIONS
PORTRAITS TODAY
At the Mount Vernon Public Library
ON VIEW 4.8.10 - 6.12.10
OPENING RECEPTION 5.12.10 at 5:30pm
Through innovative use of materials and techniques, six
artists reveal their unique interpretation of portraiture.
Depicted through photograph, collage, fiber art and
painting, the exhibited works break away from tradition
to reveal contemporary portraits that are visually interesting
and expressive.
Domenica Comfort, Ryan Cronin,
Barbara Friedman, Neal Korn,
Jill Parry, Robin Tewes
ARTISTS:
MOUNT VERNON PUBLIC LIBRARY
28 SOUTH FIRST AVENUE
MOUNT VERNON, NY 10550
GALLERY ADMISSION FREE
HOURS: MON - THU 10 - 8 PM
FRI - SAT 9 - 5 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION: 914-668-1840
WWW.MOUNTVERNONPUBLICLIBRARY.ORG
This exhibition is presented by
ArtsWestchester and Pelham Art Center
For more information visit
www.artswestchester.org and www.pelhamartcenter.org
Curated by Lisa Robb and Chrissy Milo
ArtsWestchester and Pelham Art Center present

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5. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, at El Museo del Barrio, Manhattan, June 2

Artists’ Residencies Change Lives

Meet the artists

El Museo del Barrio and The MacDowell Colony
Invite you to come and learn about creative opportunities

Wednesday, June 2, 2010
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Cheryl Young, executive director of The MacDowell Colony, and Courtney Bethel, director of admissions, will speak about the Colony’s free residency opportunities. Artists who have been fellows at MacDowell will discuss their own personal experiences, the application process, a typical day at the Colony, the interdisciplinary nature of the community in residence, and the importance of an artist residency in their own professional development.

Participants:
Gisela Insuaste received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BA in Anthropology & Studio Art from Dartmouth College. She has participated in various exhibitions and projects in venues nationwide, including Aljira-the Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ; Queens Museum of Art, NY; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Chicago Cultural Center; Gallery 400-University of Illinois, Chicago; Bucket Rider Gallery and Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL. She is a recipient of several grants and awards, including an Artadia/Richard Driehaus Emerging Artist Award, Illinois Arts Council Artist Grants, MacDowell Colony Fellowships, and was recently nominated for a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Sculptors and Painters. Recent exhibitions include Satellite Gallery at the University of Texas, San Antonio, and Cuchifritos Gallery and ABC No Rio in New York. Gisela is an artist and educator currently working at El Museo del Barrio as School & Educator Programs Manager. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Nicolas Dumit Estevez is an artist working in performance art, public interventions and art in everyday life. He has exhibited and performed extensively in the U.S. as well as internationally at venues such as Madrid Abierto/ARCO, The IX Havana Biennial, PERFORMA 05 and 07, IDENSITAT, the Bulgarian Biennial, Prague Quadrennial, The Queens Museum of Art, P.S.1/MoMA Clocktower Gallery, El Museo del Barrio, The Center for Book Arts, Longwood Arts Project/BCA, The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Franklin Furnace, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, among others. He teaches at the Transart Institute in Berlin, Germany. Born in Santiago de los Treinta Caballeros, Dominican Republic, Estevez lives and works in the South Bronx. In 2010 Estevez will be baptized as a Bronxite in the waters of the Bronx River as part of Born Again, a public intervention developed for Longwood Arts Project/Bronx Council of the Arts.

Frank Ortega has had work published by The Madison Review, Colorado Review, Ferro-Botanica, Seneca Review, Z Miscellaneous, Downtown, Amicus Journal, Paragraph, and most recently in the latest issue of Oberon as well as by Lost Horse Press in I Go to the Ruined Place, an anthology of human rights poetry. He has been awarded writing residencies at The MacDowell Colony, Edward F. Albee Foundation, Karolyi Foundation (France), Dorland Mountain Colony and Millay Colony for the Arts, and a Poetry Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He has read in New York City at the Poetry Society of America, Knitting Factory, New York Public Library, Brecht Forum, CB’s 313, and Barrow Street Poets. His most recent performance readings were Fifty States at Cornelia Street Café (NYC) and Louisiana Voices at Time & Space Limited (Hudson, NY), and he was recently awarded a performance grant from Poets & Writers, Inc. In March, he was invited to London as a Commendation Winner in the annual contest sponsored by The Poetry Society of the United Kingdom.

El Museo del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street
New York, NY 10029
www.elmuseo.org

Admission is free and open to all.
RSVP is required at www.elmuseo.org/calendar
(Please note: a printed RSVP confirmation is required at check-in)

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6. Maria Yoon, FF Alumn, at Parc Vendome, Manhattan, June 11, and more

Maria the Korean Bride Live in Hawaii - Film Screening with Q/A at The Manifest Cafe Gallery, Honolulu, HI.
Date: Sunday, May 30th, 2010 One Night Only
32 North Hotel Street
Honolulu, HI 96817

And

Maria the Korean Bride Screening - Parc Vendome, NYC
Date: Friday, June 11th, 2010
Address: 333 West 56th Street, NY, NY

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7. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at Milepost 5, Portland, OR, thru June 12

Provincetown, MA multi-media artist Jay Critchley, artist in residence at Milepost 5 in Portland, oregon, presents a new photographic installation called Insurgent Bodies, May 7-June 12, 2010.


The show, part of his ongoing Maskuerade Ball Project, explores tie-string surgical masks as emblems of fear and cover-up. The photos, along with sculptural elements, investigate the erotic male body, and the fetish use of tie-string surgical masks. Other elements reference the earth body and body politic. www.jaycritchley.com

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8. Jennifer Hicks, FF Alumn, in Plainfield, MA, Aug. 6-8

Western Massachusetts Moving Arts Festival at Earthdance, August 6 - 8
with Angie Hauser, Martin Keogh, and Leigh Evans
plus Cynthia McLaughlin, Eric Huther, Felice Wolfzahn, Heather Kuhn, Jennifer Hicks, John Leo, Julia Handschuh & Others

Contact Improvisation, Performance Improvisation, Contemporary Butoh plus Action Theater, Site Specific improvisation, Voice, Clowning, Somatic forms, and much more!
This festival has something to offer everyone: a chance to study a variety of improvisational dance and theater forms intensively, with local and national teachers. If you've never been to Earthdance before, WMMAF is a great introduction. Morning intensives are an opportunity for deep study, while the afternoon schedule offers a multiplicity of classes to explore. Evening events include a performance by festival faculty and a jam with live music. Faculty will include: contact improvisation with Martin Keogh, performance improvisation with Angie Hauser, contemporary Butoh with Leigh Evans, and more. For a full list of classes with descriptions and faculty bios, please see http://earthdance.net/festival10.htm.

Come for the whole festival, or for an individual class or event! Arrival: Thursday evening, August 5, departure Sunday afternoon August 8. While you are here, enjoy Earthdance's hiking trails, spring fed pond, and delicious food.

DWELL with Chris Aiken & Angie Hauser The MAF is also a part of a longer week of activities featuring DWELL with Chris & Angie. Register for both DWELL and the WMMAF and receive a $100 discount.

Hope to see you this summer at EARTHDANCE! Register Now.
EARTHDANCE | Workshops, Residencies, Retreats | www.earthdance.net | the berkshires, plainfield, ma | 413.634.5678

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9. Barbara Pollack, FF Alumn, at The China Institute, Manhattan, June 10, and more

Just to let you know that the following events for my new book, The Wild, Wild East: An American Art Critic's Adventures in China, are coming up:

May 22nd
A conversation with Xu Bing
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum
258 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
Tel 203.438.4519, Fax 203.438.0198, aldrichart.org
Spring Benefit

and

June 1
Book Launch at Pace Gallery
545 W, 22nd Street
6-8 PM

and

June 10
Book Reading
China Institute
125 E. 65th Street
7 PM

Hope to see you there!

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10. Russet Lederman, FF Alumn, at Kathleen Cullen, Manhattan, opening May 25

Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts is pleased to present Provocateurs of Japanese Photography, a group exhibition curated by Kathleen Cullen and Russet Lederman, which presents experimental and innovative Japanese photographs, films and photo books from the 1970s and 1990s/2000s.

Provocateurs of Japanese Photography will be open from May 25 and run through June 30, 2010. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, May 26 from 6-8pm. Please visit us at Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts at 526 West 26th Street, Suite 605, New York, NY.

The last 15 years has seen an extraordinary increase in the number of Japanese women photographers receiving attention both in Japan and the west. Often highlighting and questioning stereotypes of traditional female roles in Japanese society, these works seek to provoke and engage a dialogue of resistance. By juxtaposing these works with the socially provocative and experimental works of Japanese male photographers from the 1970s, this exhibition looks at the similarities and differences in the means of provocation used by two generations and genders separated by 25-30 years.

Emphasizing the diverse media used by many of the photographers in this exhibition, the installation purposefully commingles films, photographs and photo books. Works by 1970s male photographers include: Shuji Terayama’s experimental film Emperor Tomato Ketchup (1971/74), Kohei Yoshiyuki’s voyeuristic photos and accompanying book from his Document Park series (photos 1971-79, book 1980/2007), Araki’s sexually risqué images and Katsumi Watanabe’s portraits and book of gang members and other outcasts from the blue light Kabukicho district (1966-80). Contemporary photographs and photo books by female Japanese photographers include: Tomoko Sawada’s Decoration (2007), Miwa Yanagi’s The White Casket (1994), and Ryoko Suzuki’s Masturbation (1999) and Bind (2001) series.


Please contact Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts for any further information at 212-463-8500 or 917-825-1269 or visit http://www.kathleencullenfinearts.com
Gallery summer hours: Monday - Friday, 11am - 6pm

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11. Shirin Neshat, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, May 14

May 14, 2010
The New York Times
MOVIE REVIEW | 'WOMEN WITHOUT MEN'
In 1953 Iran, Sisterhood Sought During a Coup
By STEPHEN HOLDEN
Every frame of "Women Without Men" and every image within those frames attest to the background of its first-time director, Shirin Neshat, as a photographer celebrated for her explorations of Islamic gender issues. This visually transfixing film, which originated as a video installation, has the feel of an exhibition of Ms. Neshat’s work whose figures have stirred to life to play out a tragic feminist allegory.

With its intense chiaroscuro and meticulous manipulation of color that ranges from stark black and white to richer, shifting hues in scenes set in a metaphorical orchard, the film surpasses even Michael Haneke’s "White Ribbon" in the fierce beauty and precision of its cinematography (by Martin Gschlacht). Two of the film’s recurrent images are of a long dirt road extending to the horizon on which the characters walk, and a brook that suggests a deep current of feminine resilience below an impassive exterior.

"Women Without Men" conveys the slightly detached formality of a pageant, whose four main characters, Iranian women from different classes and backgrounds, have more symbolic weight than flesh-and-blood reality. It was filmed in Morocco, with Casablanca doubling for 1950s Tehran.

The most memorable of the four is Zarin (Orsi Toth), an emaciated prostitute who impulsively flees the brothel in which she works and finds temporary refuge at a women’s public bath. Here she furiously scrubs her body raw in an anguished attempt to erase the imprint of the men who have used her. At once monumental and pastel-hued, the bath scenes suggest Ms. Neshat’s response to the famous Ingres canvas "The Turkish Bath."

Loosely adapted from a magical realist novel by Shahrnush Parsipur, who appears briefly as the brothel’s stridently bossy madam, "Women Without Men" is set in August 1953, when an Anglo-American-backed coup d’état toppled Mohammed Mossadegh’s democratically elected government and installed the Shah as dictator. The number of women has been reduced from five in the novel to four in the film.

Ms. Neshat, who was born four years after the coup, left Iran in 1979, just before the Islamic Revolution that drove the Shah into exile. Her film, very critical of the coup, implies that it made the eventual revolution and subsequent turmoil inevitable.

Ms. Neshat, who lives and works in New York, continued to visit Iran until she was banned from the country in 1996 for the political content of her work. Since 1998, she has collaborated with her husband, Shoja Azari, a video artist and filmmaker, with whom she wrote the screenplay for "Women Without Men."

Besides Zarin, the characters include the 30-year-old Munis (Shabnam Tolouei), a virtual prisoner in the house she shares with her tyrannical fundamentalist brother. To his chagrin, Munis is not only unmarried but also spends her days glued to the radio, hearing about events leading up to the coup. After he furiously unplugs her only connection to the outside world, Munis commits suicide by jumping off the roof of the house. On discovering her body, her brother curses her for disgracing him. (In the novel he kills her.)

The third woman, the religiously observant Faezeh (Pegah Ferydoni), is a friend of Munis who secretly longs to marry Munis’s brother. After Munis’s death, Faezeh hears the voice of her friend speaking to her from underground and digs up Munis, who, in a magical realist trope, begins a second, independent life working with an underground Communist group publishing and distributing leaflets.

Fakhri (Arita Shahrzad), the fourth woman, is a wealthy 50-year-old, unhappily married to a general who reviles her for being menopausal and sexually unresponsive. When an old flame returns to Tehran with his American wife, Fakhri leaves her husband and buys an orchard that becomes a mystical retreat to which Zarin and Faezeh gravitate and form a mutually protective, healing sisterhood. If their self-imposed exile in this mysterious woodland hideaway is idyllic, compared with their former lives, Zarin hovers between life and death.

Eventually soldiers arrive during a party at which Fakhri entertains the guests by singing. Although the soldiers and the guests mingle warily, there is no mistaking the celebration for what it is: a last hurrah for a kind of social mobility and political freedom that may never return.

WOMEN WITHOUT MEN
Opens on Friday in Manhattan.
Directed by Shirin Neshat; written by Ms. Neshat and Shoja Azari, based on the novel by Shahrnush Parsipur; director of photography, Martin Gschlacht; edited by George Cragg, Jay Rabinowitz, Julia Wiedwald, Patrick Lambertz, Christof Schertenleib and Sam Neave; music by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Persian music by Abbas Bakhtiari; production designer, Katharina Wöppermann; costumes by Thomas Olah; produced by Susanne Marian, Mr. Gschlacht and Philippe Bober; released by IndiePix Films. In Persian, with English subtitles. Running time: 1 hour 39 minutes. This film is not rated.

WITH: Pegah Ferydoni (Faezeh), Arita Shahrzad (Fakhri), Shabnam Tolouei (Munis) and Orsi Toth (Zarin).

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12. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at 10 Gales Gallery, London, UK, June 9

artist: Barbara Rosenthal
titles: "Existential Interact" and "Selected Video Loop Projections by Barbara Rosenthal"
tprocess & medium: Live Performance and Recent and recently remastered videos 1980-2009.
description: Old and New Favorite Videos: Society, Dead Heat, Dog Recognition, and I Have A New York Accent
venue:
10 GALES GALLERY
hours: Tuesday-Sunday 12-6pm, June 9th, 18:00-22:00.
10 Gales, Bethnal Green
London, E2 0EJ
phone: 02077298416; 07-531-34-2128;+44-0-75-357-3380 (tel. after May 17) www.amovingexhibition.com www.10gales.co.uk
Tube: Bethnal Green (Arch 10 under the railway)
Title of Show: A Moving Exhibition (curated by Antria Pelekanou)
(group)
Catalog: Available at Gallery
Dates of Exhibition: June 8 & 9. Private viewing with this invitation June 9th, 18:00-22:00 June 9, 6-10pm. Rosenthal performance & projections.

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13. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Temescal Arts Center, Oakland, CA, May 21

THE UNCOMFORTABLE ZONES OF FUN
experiments in experience/participation performance

The Underground Hit!
CRITIC'S CHOICE: East Bay Express

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, May 21
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/

2010 Dates!
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/UZOF_MAY_2010.pdf

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller

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