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Contents for June 17, 2010
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1. Dread Scott, FF Fund recipient 2009-10, on Wall Street, Manhattan, June 22
2. Wen Yau, FF Intern, at Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, June 18
3. John Baldessari, Guillaume Bijl, Nam June Paik, Martha Rosler, Richard Serra, Bill Viola, Hannah Wilke, FF Alumns, at Museum Ludwig, Koln, Germany, thru October 31
4. Gerard Malanga, Andy Warhol, Steven Watson, FF Alumns, at The New York Public Library, Manhattan, June 23
5. Paul McMahon, FF Alumn, at Old Mother’s Hip, June 17
6. Mark Tribe, FF Alumn, now online
7. Ericka Beckman, The Static (Glenn Branca, Barbara Ess), Jill Kroesen, Rhys Chatham, FF Alumns, at Poisson Rouge, Manhattan, June 19
8. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, at Theater Lab, Manhattan, June 22, and more
9. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY, thru July 25
10. Karen Shaw, FF Alumn, at Galerie Lina Davidov, Paris, France, opening June 17
11. Heather Woodbury, FF Alumn, at Echo Curio, Echo Park, CA, July 10-Oct. 2
12. Felix Gonzalez-Torres, FF Alumn, at Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland, thru Aug. 29
13. Martine Aballea, FF Alumn, at Museum of the Abbaye-Sainte-Croix, Les Sables d’Ollone, France, thru Sept. 26, and more
14. Shea Gordon, FF Alumn, in Kansas City, MO, June 18
15. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, in Stonehenge, UK, June 21-22, and more
16. Shirin Neshat, FF Alumn, at 192 Books, Manhattan, July 8
17. Lenora Champagne, Stefanie Skura, FF Alumns, at The Ohio Theater, Manhattan, July 7-10
18. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, at Centre d'Arts Contemporànies. Vic, Barcelona, Spain, July 12-16
19. Robert Ransick, FF Alumn, at LACE, Los Angeles, CA, opening June 21
20. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, now online
21. Nao Bustamante, FF Alumn, at Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA, opening June 19
22. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, on Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, June 21
23. Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumn, at SUNY New Paltz, NY, June 27
24. Stefanie Trojan, FF Alumn, at Arp Museum, Remagen, Germany, opening June 25
25. Linda Stein, FF Member, in the Journal of Lesbian Studies, April 2010
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1. Dread Scott, FF Fund recipient 2009-10, on Wall Street, Manhattan, June 22

"Money to Burn" is a performance artwork that will be enacted on Wall Street. I will burn $250—singles, fives and tens, one bill at a time, while encouraging traders and others on The Street to join me with their own money.

Talk about money is everywhere from headlines to barbershops from music videos to bedrooms. It’s an obsession. It is a world where some have money to burn and most others are burned by those very fires. Traders on Wall Street have six and seven figure incomes while half the planet tries to survive on less than $2/day. "Dow falls1,000 points then Rebounds, Shaking Markets" "Blacks in Memphis Lose Decades of Economic Gains"

"Money to Burn" will explore a taboo. But at the same time this performance will only make physical what happens regularly on stock markets around the globe every day—billions vanish when the market dips—an activity that is normally very abstract. In a transgressive act of burning my own money, some of which was generously provided by a grant from the Franklin Furnace Fund, my performance will allude to the absurdity of a system based on profit. It’s crazy to burn money on the street but it is the height of rationality to have a market where billions of dollars can vanish on a bad day and where even houses and food can evaporate. Unlike the "irrational exuberance" behind closed doors of trading firms, "Money to Burn" will take place in public for all to see. It is the ultimate act of destruction of value—this money will not be exchanged for anything.

This unsettling immolation will highlight the profound polarization of wealth and income that exists. The audience of brokers and tourists alike will have the option of joining the act. Will they recoil at something that goes against principles that we have learned from our earliest age or will those who can easily afford it, ignite their own Ben Franklins? People who see this will have to confront many feelings of what they think about money. What will you do?

Location: Wall and Broad Streets
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Time: 12:00 PM

In the event of rain or the threat of rain, the performance will be postponed until Wednesday, June 23. Check www.dreadscott.net the morning of the performance for confirmation.
Dread Scott first received national attention in 1989 when his art became the center of controversy over its use of the American flag. For over two decades his work has addressed significant social questions and it has continued to be in the news. The 2006 Whitney Biennial included his art in the "Down by Law" section and his work was included in recent exhibitions at PS1/MoMA, the Aldrich Museum and MoCADA.

This performance is part of "Rate of Change," a suite of street performances. A description and documentation of the first of these is available at http://dreadscott.net/IAmNotAMan.html

Franklin Furnace is on a mission to make the world safe for avant-garde art. "Money to Burn" 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.

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2. Wen Yau, FF Intern, at Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, June 18

Dear all

you are cordially invited to my performance at the Grace Exhibition Space, Friday June 18, 9-11 pm. Complete information available at:

http://www.grace-exhibition-space.com/performance.php?event_id=70

(don't be scared by the picture, it's not me... )

GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE & GALLERY
840 BROADWAY, 2ND FLOOR - BROOKLYN, NY 11206

DIRECTIONS: Flushing Avenue Stop on J-Z Trains - Walk 3 blocks east on Broadway, btwn. Ellery St. & Park Ave.
840 Broadway - 2nd Floor, door to left of liquor store - ring top buzzer

Best,
wen yau

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3. John Baldessari, Guillaume Bijl, Nam June Paik, Martha Rosler, Richard Serra, Bill Viola, Hannah Wilke, FF Alumns, at Museum Ludwig, Koln, Germany, thru October 31

Moving Images
Artists & Video / Film
29 May – 31 October 2010

Museum Ludwig
Heinrich-Böll-Platz, 50667
Cologne, Germany
www.museum-ludwig.de

The Museum Ludwig presents since 30 years its first ever overview of its wide-ranging collection of film and video works. Many installations will be presented that extend into the third dimension with substantial works, for example from Aernout Mik, Mike Kelley and Nam June Paik. Around 270 pieces will be on view at video consoles. The large-scale overview exhibition doesn't only tell the story of moving pictures in art, but also its multiple inspiration of the film. The great concentration of cultural activities in the Rhineland and Cologne during the 1960s in the fields of film and video created a unique situation that is reflected by the richness of the collection at the Museum Ludwig. The founding of XSCREEN in Cologne in 1968 as a platform for showing avant-garde films in Germany can be seen as a milestone. What XSCREEN was for film, Nam June Paik's 1963 exhibition "Exposition of Music, Electronic Televi-sion" was for video when it opened in Galerie Parnass in Wuppertal. It set the agenda for exploring the electronic image in art. The exhibition inquires into the influence of cinema and its narrative strategies – which can be found in highly differing works ranging from Francesco Vezzoli's mock film trailer, collages by Jonathan Horowitz using found material, or a re-release of a work by Clemens von Wedemeyer in a new context. In addition the documentary will be explored as a particular artistic approach, with examples being taken from the work of among others Renée Green and Jonas Mekas. To round off, the relationship between film and video and the exhibition space will be examined: from the cinematic installation", which merges cinema auditorium with exhibition space, to "video sculpture" in which the monitors are installed as sculptural elements. And finally installations can be found that create a direct relationship between the space in the moving image and the space of the exhibition gallery, as is shown by Aernout Mik and Guy Ben-Ner.

List of artists (choice):
Edgar Arceneaux, John Baldessari, Guy Ben-Ner, Guillaume Bijl, Klaus von Bruch, Chris Burden, Janet Cardiff, Bruce Conner, Michele Di Menna, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Terry Fox, Valie Export, Jeanne Faust, Jack Goldstein, Renée Green, Birgit and Wilhelm Hein, Georg Herold, Ute Hörner & Mathias Antlfinger, Jonathan Horowitz, Boaz Kaizman, Mike Kelley, Ferdinand Kriwet, Mark Leckey, Babette Man-golte, Jonas Mekas, Aernout Mik, Bruce Nauman, Marcel Odenbach, Nam June Paik, Peter Roehr, Martha Rosler, Gerry Schum, Richard Serra, Paul Sharits, Roman Signer, Bill Viola, Hannah Wilke, Mark Wallinger, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Stephen Willats, Anna Witt, u.v.a

Symposium on 3 September 2010, 9.30 – 20 h, cinema at the Museum Ludwig
From Close and Afar: The Interweaving of Art and Cinema around 1970
A cooperation between Museum Ludwig and the Kunsthistorische
Institut, University of Cologne
This symposium brings together art and film historians, film makers and artists to discuss how far the activities pursued by film makers and artists around 1970 developed parallel or independent of one another, and where their various debates and means of communication intersected. Already invited are Malcolm Le Grice, Birgit Hein, Wulf Herzogenrath, Liz Kotz, Marcel Odenbach, Jonathan Walley and Duncan White, among others.

For further information: www.museenkoeln.de/museum-ludwig/default.asp?s=3045

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4. Gerard Malanga, Andy Warhol, Steven Watson, FF Alumns, at The New York Public Library, Manhattan, June 23

The New York Public Library | An Art Book Series
Trela Media and D.A.P. present

JOHN WILCOCK
founding co-publisher of Interview Magazine
and founding editor of The Village Voice
in conversation with Warhol Superstars

GRETCHEN BERG, BRIGID BERLIN,
GERARD MALANGA, and TAYLOR MEAD
moderated by STEVEN WATSON

celebrating the sensational book

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY
AND SEX LIFE OF
ANDY WARHOL

by JOHN WILCOCK
Published by Trela Media
with support from Gagosian Gallery

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23RD
6 - 7:30PM
(doors open at 5:30pm)

Limited Seating
First Come Basis
The New York Public Library
South Court Auditorium

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
New York City

The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol
Edited by Christopher Trela. Photographs by Harry Shunk-Kender.
Published by Trela Media

Village Voice and Interview cofounder John Wilcock was first drawn into the milieu of Andy Warhol through filmmaker Jonas Mekas, assisting on some of Warhol's early films, hanging out at his parties and quickly becoming a regular at the Factory. "About six months after I started hanging out at the old, silvery Factory on West 47th Street," he recalls, "[Gerard] Malanga came up to me and asked, 'When are you going to write something about us?'" Already fascinated by Warhol's persona, Wilcock went to work, interviewing the artist's closest associates, supporters and superstars. Among these were Malanga, Naomi Levine, Taylor Mead and Ultra Violet, all of whom had been in the earliest films; scriptwriter Ronnie Tavel, and photographer Gretchen Berg; art dealers Sam Green, Ivan Karp, Eleanor Ward and Leo Castelli, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Henry Geldzahler; the poets Charles Henri Ford and Taylor Mead, and the artist Marisol; and the musicians Lou Reed and Nico. Paul Morrissey supplied the title: The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol is the first oral biography of the artist. First published in 1971, and pitched against the colorful backdrop of the 1960s, it assembles a prismatic portrait of one of modern art's least knowable artists during the early years of his fame. The Autobiography and Sex Life is likely the most revealing portrait of Warhol, being composite instead of singular; each of its interviewees offers a piece of the puzzle that was Andy Warhol. This new edition corrects the many errors of the first, and is beautifully designed in a bright, Warholian palette with numerous illustrations.The British-born writer John Wilcock cofounded The Village Voice in 1955, and went on to edit seminal publications such as The East Village Other, Los Angeles Free Press, Other Scenes and (in 1970) Interview, with Andy Warhol.

$45.00
ISBN: 9780970612618
Hardcover, 9.75 x 9.75 in. / 256 pgs / 22 color / 84 duotone.
Published Trela Media

Distributed by D.A.P.

WWW.ARTBOOK.COM

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5. Paul McMahon, FF Alumn, at Old Mother’s Hip, June 17

Thursday June 17 at 8: House Party with live music sets by Amanda Jo Williams, Chimi, Paul McMahon and Les Bicyclettes Blanches. AJW will visiting from LA and Chimi will have just returned from Mongolia. BYO!

At the Old Mother's hip.
info: paul@paulmcmahon.tv

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6. Mark Tribe, FF Alumn, now online

Greetings,

The Port Huron Project: Reenactments of New Left Protest Speeches (Edizioni Charta, 2010) is now available at art bookstores and online. It features essays by Creative Time curator Nato Thompson and performance studies scholar Rebecca Schneider, the complete texts of the six reenacted speeches, archival photos of the speakers, and images of the reenactments and installations.


Support (both financial and moral) for this book was provided by Creative Capital and Creative Time.

With kind regards,

MT

http://marktribe.net

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7. Ericka Beckman, The Static (Glenn Branca, Barbara Ess), Jill Kroesen, Rhys Chatham, FF Alumns, at Poisson Rouge, Manhattan, June 19

Ericka Beckman’s film ‘135 Grand Street NYC 1979’ film DVD Release Party
Saturday, June 19, 2010 7pm
(Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St. NYC

http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/1298

with
Glenn Branca
Solo performance on Harmonics Guitar

The Paranoid Critical Revolution
Performing material from their upcoming release "Euphobia".

"135 Grand St. NYC 1979" by Ericka Beckman
"If you want to see what the Soho side of No Wave looked like this is the only place you're ever gonna find it." -- Glenn Branca.
Garage band line-ups in varying degrees of post-punk musical destruction. Ericka Beckman's film matches the rawness, minimalism and radicalism of the music - a fitting document and visual statement of new forms created out of New York's anti-everything musical nihilism, circa 1979. 135 Grand Street, New York, 1979 is history. This is a film about bands made up of painters, filmmakers, actors - and occasionally musicians - thriving and thrashing in the pulsating, vibrant post-punk world of New York where high art met low culture. Ericka Beckman documented the cross-fertilizing art and music scene in New York in the mid-1970s. Her film captures the driving energy and posturing of early No Wave bands' performing in a sparse downtown loft. Featured bands include Theoretical Girls, UT, A Band, Rhys Chatham, Chinese Puzzle, The Static, Morales, Youth in Asia, Morales, Steven Piccolo and Jill Kroesen. The film has been shown throughout the world as part of Sonic Youth's Sensational Fix touring art exhibition as well as screening before Glenn Branca's shows in New York City (Sep 2009).

There will also be signings of CD's and DVD's.
$13 Advance/ $16 Day of Show http://lepoissonrouge.inticketing.com/events/101984

Thank you, Ericka Beckman

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8. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, at Theater Lab, Manhattan, June 22, and more

Art in Odd Places presents Sideshow!

Art in Odd Places (AiOP), New York City’s annual public art and performance festival, presents a carnival infused fundraiser, SIDESHOW on Tuesday, June 22, 7-10pm at TheaterLab located at 137 W 14th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues. Admission is only $5.

Featured bands are Dinosaur Feathers and Egemen Sanli & Friends. Other performers include the infamous The High Line Park Renegade Cabaret featuring a huge cast of chanteuses and musicians appearing on the fire escape of TheaterLab and as buskers inside the three floors of mayhem.

But that’s not all folks! Delight to the forbidden dances of Minnie Tonka and Etta-May Freeway. Run screaming from the building after experiencing the horror of Miss Take - nature gone horribly wrong. Marvel at sword swallower and fire-eater, The Lady ‘Aye". Wonder ‘how is that possible’ as you take in the freakiness of the bacKspace freaKsters: Krystal Something Something, Charmin Ultra, Mary Jo Camel Toe, Lil’ Kimchi, Whiskey Dixie, and The Duchess. Try not to look away as Insect Exotica LuLu LoLo spreads her wings. Don’t forget there’s also crocheted modern day freak, Olek. Owners of the sideshow, Admiral Erathamus Longchamp and his ‘current’ love interest Galixa Uranus (half avatar, half-baked) will also present an exhibit of ‘Freaks in Jars’, giant human puff balls- The Poofs, a pig race, fortunate tellers, world’s largest pickle, games of chance, and lots of prizes. Visit www.artinoddplaces.org for more information.

And

LuLu LoLo performing an excerpt from "Macaroni and Mal Occhio (Evil Eye): Food, Faith and Family - Growing up Italian- American"
June 19th from 6-10pm,
3RD ANNUAL Ciao Italy Performing Arts Festival
Saturday, June 19th, 2010
6-10pm @ Associazione San Cono
(233 Ainslie Street, ground floor)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Ticket/Festival Pass: $25.
http://www.anabellalenzu.com/

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9. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY, thru July 25

I just finished my installation, Carriage Constellation, at

The Carriage Barn, Islip Art Museum for "Site specifics '10"

The exhibition also includes installations by Nancy Bowen, Lucile Bertrand, Suzan Shutan, Paul O'Keefe, Kelly Richardson and Elizabeth Donsky
curated by Karen Shaw, FF Alumn

June 5 - July 25, 2010

Reception for the artists: Sunday July 25, 2-4 PM

Carriage Constellation
fills the 10 x 18 ft room.
rope and plaster

thank you.

Ruth Hardinger

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10. Karen Shaw, FF Alumn, at Galerie Lina Davidov, Paris, France, opening June 17

If you happen to be in Paris this summer I am in a group show called Blues, Happy Bleus at Galerie Lina Davidov , 210 Blvd, St. Germaine, Paris France. Opens Thursday June 17 until July 31.

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11. Heather Woodbury, FF Alumn, at Echo Curio, Echo Park, CA, July 10-Oct. 2

Heather Woodbury, winner of OBIE, Kennedy, NEA, COLA, and Spalding Gray Awards and LA Weekly’s Best Solo Performance of the Year Award returns with new weekly installments of her one-woman eco-activist soap opera

AS THE GLOBE WARMS, for 12 weeks, July 10th- October 2nd, live in Los Angeles
and on-line at http://www.vimeo.com/album/165248

Heather Woodbury’s AS THE GLOBE WARMS - a one-of-a-kind topical drama about panting Pentecostal teens, ecological disaster, desperate scientists and the endangered working class starts its fourth month as one of the best kept secrets in print and radio.

A Pentecostal teen possessed by endangered animals, a dead NY video artist broadcasting posthumously, a love-starved Emma Goldman scholar, a family of single women living in a casino parking lot and a lustful zoologist fighting to save an endangered species of Nevada frog, all converge in this timely, eco-activist soap opera.

AS THE GLOBE WARMS is a multi-character serial drama performed in live weekly solo installments and then posted on-line.

Heather Woodbury is renowned for combining the immediacy of performance art with a novel's scope. Her champions include This American Life’s Ira Glass, performance artist Laurie Anderson and filmmaker Richard Linklater. Her novel-length plays have been published by Faber/Farrar Straus and Giroux and Semiotext (e). Her 8-part solo play WHAT EVER was also a radio-play broadcast on NPR stations and hosted by Ira Glass.

Despite national acclaim for her really long plays What Ever (8 acts) and Tale of 2 Cities (6 acts), Woodbury’s latest epic endeavor - inventing a 36-week long narrative drama in public, live and on-line - has thus far managed to escape recognition by the media.

As yet, no one’s written an article or conducted a radio interview about this fiercely committed risk-taking independent performance artist.

This giant of the theatre! This doyenne of the arts! The world’s only stand-up novelist! has been reduced to passing the virtual hat. AS THE GLOBE WARMS is sustained by the exclusive support of online donations from fans.

And now that you are reading this, she wants you to know that she is getting fed up with writing press releases in the third goddamn person. So, interview me! Give this a pick! Write about it happening! Blog out, man! God Forbid you do and this "eco-tainment" thing gains a little traction and enters the cultural lexicon.

View really short video clips-

http://www.vimeo.com/12345605

http://www.vimeo.com/9286659

Download photo- http://www.heatherwoodbury.com/asts/extraredlips.jpg

Press contact- heather@heatherwoodbury.com / more info- heatherwoodbury.com

Episodes 13-24 of the live, on-going serial AS THE GLOBE WARMS
*Saturdays from 8:00- 8:30 PM July 10- October 2
*Except Saturday, July 31st (venue is closed)
Echo Curio 1519 Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park, CA 90026
Admission FREE / DONATIONS accepted
AS THE GLOBE WARMS on-line at http://www.vimeo.com/album/165248

What critics wrote about (my) Heather Woodbury’s earlier epic plays:

"There is…romance, magic, tragedy and a bracing liberal critique of the world that somehow manages to avoid pessimism and didacticism."
Jason Zinoman, NY TIMES

"Wildly funny, infinitely sad… as urgently relevant as it is deliriously enjoyable."
Fintan O’Toole, IRISH TIMES

"Bears comparison to the titanic undertakings of Anna Deavere Smith and Tony Kushner…her vision has a sweep and maturity that's just as thrilling to behold."
Charles McNulty, LA TIMES

"Remarkable, funny, outrageous, profoundly moving and often scarily brilliant..."
Hedi Weiss, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

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12. Felix Gonzalez-Torres, FF Alumn, at Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland, thru Aug. 29

The Fondation Beyeler

Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Specific Objects without Specific Form
22 May – 29 August 2010

Fondation Beyeler
Baselstrasse 101, CH-4125 Riehen/Basel



www.fondationbeyeler.ch

The Fondation Beyeler hosts part of a major traveling retrospective of Felix Gonzalez-Torres (American, b. Cuba, 1957-1996), one of the most influential artists of his generation. Including some rarely seen but also more known paintings, sculptures, photographic works, and public projects, it includes pieces from throughout Gonzalez-Torres' short but prolific career. Drawn from public and private collections throughout the United States and Europe, this groundbreaking exhibition proposes an experimental form that is indebted to the artist's own radical conception of the artwork.

Defying the idea of the exhibition as fixed and the retrospective as totalizing, the exhibition Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Specific Objects without Specific Form offers instead several exhibition versions, and none the authoritative one, all the better to present the oeuvre of an artist who put fragility, the passage of time, and the questioning of authority at the center of his artwork. At each venue in which the show will be hosted, the exhibition will open to the public and then halfway through its duration, it will be re-installed by a different invited artist whose practice has been informed by Gonzalez-Torres' work. At the Fondation Beyeler, the artist Carol Bove will undo the show and re-install it from late-July onward — adding and removing artworks, changing such things as lighting, labels, and the order of presentation, in other words — effectively making an entirely new version of the exhibition.

The retrospective is curated by Elena Filipovic. It premiered at Wiels (January 16–May 2, 2010) including a curated version by Danh Vo and travels to the Fondation Beyeler, Basel (May 22-August 29, 2010), including a curated version by Carol Bove; and the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main (January 28–April 25, 2011), including a curated version by Tino Sehgal.

The tour of the exhibition will be followed by a fully illustrated catalogue documenting each version of the exhibition and including essays by Elena Filipovic, Danh Vo, Carol Bove, and Tino Sehgal as well as interviews with artists of various generations. Essentially a publication determined by the voice of artists, Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Specific Objects without Specific Form will underscore the decisive impact and importance of Gonzalez-Torres' work on art practices today. Due to appear in 2011.

Also at the Fondation Beyeler - BASQUIAT - a comprehensive retrospective, until September 5, 2010.

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13. Martine Aballea, FF Alumn, at Museum of the Abbaye-Sainte-Croix, Les Sables d’Ollone, France, thru Sept. 26, and more

Martine Aballéa, FF Alumn, "Uncertain Horizons", solo show at the Museum of the Abbaye-Sainte-Croix, in Les Sables d'Ollone, France. June 12th until September 26th.

and

Martine Aballéa, FF Alumn, participating in the group show, "Bagna Cauda", from June 12th until July 31, Galerie Art : Concept, 13 rue des Arquebusiers, 75003 Paris, France
http://www.galerieartconcept.com/

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14. Shea Gordon, FF Alumn, in Kansas City, MO, June 18

Picnic season heats up this month with another visit to Art Island and we are pleased to announce that artist Shea Gordon will be hosting our June Picnic. We invite you to join us for dinner and lively studio conversation on Friday, June 18, 2010 at 6:00 pm in Shea Gordon’s studio at 1714 Holmes Street.

Sliding Scale: $15 - $40. To make a reservation, respond to this email or call 816-332-6239. Space is limited so please RSVP by June 15.

The Dinner Menu will be influenced by the region where most of Gordon’s inspiration originates, the Middle East and Mediterranean Basin. We will be enjoying grilled lamb, fresh vegetables, couscous, hummus, among other delights.

For Kansas City Limited Editions, Gordon has produced a new drawing to add to her alphabet series. The original drawing features the Tibetan Alphabet set in a mandala. The print of the Tibetan Alphabet will be available for purchase on the evening of the Picnic.

While the format remains the same, picnics are now organized by New Eden Projects, a developing non-profit organization that has been active in San Francisco, supporting cultural events that directly benefit youth. For future Picnics, New Eden Projects will be partnering with Kansas City non-profits to raise funds for youth-centered activities in the city.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

From the essay Reweaving the World, 2004 by Jan Schall, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

"Gordon believes that a masterful design informs and unites everything in the universe, that purpose and meaning are revealed to those who seek them. Her work conveys the nuances of that design, extricating the codes written into and onto all things: life, death, rebirth; space and time; the immanent and the transcendent.

The drawings, paintings, and sculptures [found in her studio] represent milestones in Gordon’s search for meaning, a search that led to the Dead Sea and, paradoxically, to the life that it signifies. Human life. The gold standard.

For Gordon, the Dead Sea is more than a body of saline water geographically situated in the country of Israel. It is the theory of everything. It is water that dehydrates. It is a sea within a desert. It lies within a holy land shattered by unholy conflict. Its waters evaporate, then fall as rain upon distant continents. It denies life, yet takes the form of a human embryo – head down, ready for emergence from a womblike hollow in the land, the lowest point on the earth at 1,340 feet below sea level."

Cara and Cabezas Contemporary
218 Delaware, Suite 208
Kansas City, MO 64105
816.332.6239

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15. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, in Stonehenge, UK, June 21-22, and more

Artist: BARBARA ROSENTHAL
Event: "Existential Interaction With Identity Theft Masks, Button Pins, and Provocation Cards"
When: June 20-21-22 2010, for the Spring Solstice, at dawn between the pillars
Where: Stonehenge, ENGLAND
Nearest Town/City: 8 miles from Salisbury, 2hrs N. of London
Description of Event: interactive performance with hand-out text-art statements of philosophy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Rosenthal

and:

Artist: BARBARA ROSENTHAL
Event: "Existential Interaction With Identity Theft Masks, Button Pins, and Provocation Cards"
When: June 24, 2010
Where: Grand'Place
City: Brussels, BELGIUM
Description of Event: interactive performance with hand-out text-art statements of philosophy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Rosenthal

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16. Shirin Neshat, FF Alumn, at 192 Books, Manhattan, July 8

192 BOOKS SUMMER READINGS 2010
192 TENTH AVENUE AT 21ST STREET

RESERVATIONS NECESSARY. BY PHONE OR IN PERSON ONLY, PLEASE.
BOOKS BOUGHT AT THE EVENT WILL BE SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR!

212.255.4022
Shirin Neshat
SHIRIN NESHAT
(Rizzoli 2010)
Thursday, July 8, 7PM

192 Books is pleased to have Shirin Neshat, internationally acclaimed photographer, videographer, and filmmaker discuss the works in her new monograph. Shirin Neshat first came to prominence in the mid-1990s when she exhibited her series the Women of Allah, an extraordinary body of work exploring women in Islamic culture. Since then, the Iranian-born artist has continued to explore difficult subjects: the boundaries between East and West, men and women, the sacred and the profane, exile and belonging. The book includes an essay by art critic Arthur C. Danto, a forward by Marina Abramovic, and commentaries for each series of work by Neshat herself.

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17. Lenora Champagne, Stefanie Skura, FF Alumns, at The Ohio Theater, Manhattan, July 7-10

ICE FACTORY 2010
STAYING AFLOAT
written and directed by Lenora Champagne, FF Alumn

Sometime in the near future, two women and a polar bear find themselves on a remaining ice floe and strive to make a life together in the face of birth, death and bad storms. With songs. Developed with support from Voice & Vision, New Georges, Dixon Place, and Purchase College.

with Tricia Rodley*, Gita Reddy*, and Kathryn Danielle*
set by Anna Kiraly
lights by Tyler Micoleau
costumes by Liz Prince
sound and music by Lisa Dove
movement consultation by Stephanie Skura, FF Alumn

Ohio Theatre, 66 Wooster Street, between Spring and Broome
Wednesday – Saturday, July 7-10 7:00 p.m.

$15 ($10 students/seniors)
info sohothinktank.org 212.966.4844
tix smarttix.com 212.868.4444

*Member, AEA

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18. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, at Centre d'Arts Contemporànies. Vic, Barcelona, Spain, July 12-16

http://acvic.org

QUAM 2010
Cracking the system. Art and Citizenship open source in public realm
Friday 9th and Saturday 10th of July
Forum. International seminar with participation of: Simon Sheikh, Fulya Erdemci, Rachel Anderson, Josep-Maria Martín, Laia Solé, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Fadhila Mammar, Virginia Villaplana, Pilar Bonet, Torolab-Raúl Cárdenas, Democracia, Straddle3-David Juàrez.

Workshop. From Monday 12th to Friday 16th of July. Directed by Torolab-Raúl Cárdenas.

Exploratory lines:
- Experiences that bring up alternatives to the conflict between citizenship and artistic practices.
- Artistic practices in the social space, among interaction, participation and mediation.
- The conflicts of citizenship in the social, cultural and political context.
Aimed at:
The seminar and workshop are aimed at artists, social researchers, educational workers, cultural managers and different creative workers interested in promoting actions affecting social, cultural or spatial policies. Also to media, politics, anthropology, pedagogy, sociology, design, architecture, art students and students from other disciplines who may find these subject of common interest.

Registration until June 25 by the e-mail quam@acvic.org. For more information http://acvic.org

Organizes ACVic. Centre d’Arts Contemporànies thanks to the support of Generalitat de Catalunya, Ajuntament de Vic and Diputació de Barcelona. Into the program Summer University from Universitat de Vic. Whit the collaboration of H.Associació per a les Arts Contemporànies, Escola d’Art i Superior de Disseny de Vic, Espai Zer01 d’Olot, Associació d’Artistes Visuals de Catalunya and Associació de Professionals de la Gestió Cultural de Catalunya

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19. Robert Ransick, FF Alumn, at LACE, Los Angeles, CA, opening June 21

Hello friends--

I am currently in residence at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) installing "State of the Union", which is included in the show "Public Interest: The Summer Cylce". The exhibition opens Monday, June 21st and if you happen to be in Los Angeles, it would be great to see you at the opening from 8:00-10:00pm. The exhibition runs through September 26th.

For more information on "State of the Union" you can visit http://robertransick.com/sou.htm

Also, a new book published by the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, "Urban Future Manifestos", is coming out at the end of June and includes a manifesto that I co-authored with Blake Goble titled "A Manifesto for the Present".

Hoping you are all well.

Best,
Robert

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20. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, now online

A 35 min. radio interview with Joseph Nechvatal has been web-posted on ART TALK - Rush Interactive @ http://www.artonair.org/archives/j/content/view/3144/164/

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21. Nao Bustamante, FF Alumn, at Baer Ridgway Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA, opening June 19

NAO BUSTAMANTE: Deathbed
June 19 - July 14, 2010 in the Lower Level
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 19, 4-7pm

"In 2003, I joined thousands of other pilgrims at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Home at Madison Avenue and 81st Street in Manhattan to see the queen of salsa, Celia Cruz, lie in state. The image of Celia on her post-mortem tour burned into my mind. She was wearing all cream colored garments and had pearl shaded nail polish and held a gold crucifix. She "slept" in a cream colored satin interior, and bronze exterior coffin. Her hair, which was colored in her signature golden hues, was arranged like a sleeping mermaid on the pillow, her eyes were shut with brush of silver shadow. Her lips carried a faint and restful smile. Celia was prepared to die and arranged much of the tableau. In Deathbed, I continue the mediation of childhood, but attempt to call up the precise moment at which a life is exiting the body; the surprise and release of leaving." - Nao Bustamante

Wednesday Nights - Watch Nao Bustamante on Bravo's
"Work of Art: the Next Great Artist"
www.bravotv.com/work-of-art

Additional images are available at www.baerridgway.com

Baer Ridgway Exhibitions
172 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
www.baerridgway.com, info@baerridgway.com
415.777.1366

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22. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, on Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, June 21

Hey Brooklyn
My band's next gig:

FREE
MONDAY JUNE 21st
3::00-4:00
on the street
629 Vanderbilt Ave
(down block from Sterling Place)
outside Soda Bar
Annie Lanzillotto and Fiasco ROCK
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Soda Bar
Brooklyn Prospect Heights
629 Vanderbilt Ave

NEW YORK MAKES MUSIC

outside:
Soda Bar
629 Vanderbilt Ave
Brooklyn, NY

LOVE YOU
ANNIE

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23. Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumn, at SUNY New Paltz, NY, June 27

Sunday, June 27, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Carolee Schneemann: Within and Beyond the Premises
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz
New Paltz, New York
(845) 257-3844; www.newpaltz.edu/museum

Join artist Carolee Schneemann, Dorsky Museum Director Sara Pasti and Curator Brian Wallace, and WhiteBoxny.org President Ethan Cohen and Founding Director Juan Puntes, for a tour of the museum’s retrospective exhibition spanning the career of this pioneering painter, filmmaker, writer and performance/installation artist.

The tour will be followed by a private reception with the artist. Space is limited; RSVP to 845-257-3844 or to MuseumRSVP@newpaltz.edu.

For a recent New York Times review of the exhibition, visit: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/30/nyregion/30musewe.html

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24. Stefanie Trojan, FF Alumn, at Arp Museum, Remagen, Germany, opening June 25

Das Fundament der Kunst. Die Skulptur und ihr Sockel seit Auguste Rodin (the base of art - sculpture and the socle in the modernity) // june 25th 2010 - oct 24th 2010

3rd station of the exhibition
opening june 24th 7.00 pm

exhibition with works of:
Franz von Stuck, Auguste Rodin, Jean Arp, Alberto Giacometti, Joan Miro, Heinz Mack, Jean Tinguely, Stefanie Trojan, Daniel Spoerri, A.R. Penck, Markus Lüpertz, Wim Delvoye, Stephan Balkenhol, Silvie Fleury, Mark Dion, Erwin Wurm, Jonathan Meese, Timm Ulrichs etc.

Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck Hans-Arp-Allee 1 D- 53424 Remagen

http://www.arpmuseum.org/html/programm/fr_ausst.html

Catalog:

11/2009
DAS FUNDAMENT DER KUNST - HEILBRONN, STÄDTISCHE MUSEEN - Die Skulptur und ihr Sockel in der Moderne. Katalog hrsg. von Dieter Brunner, Marc Gundel u.a. Heilbronn u.a.O. 2009/10. 4to. 160 S. mit 150 farb., teils ganzseit.

Abb., Ppbd.
http://www.buchhandlung-walther-koenig.de/cat/das_fundament_in_der_kunst/pid_170000000000776137.aspx

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25. Linda Stein, FF Member, in the Journal of Lesbian Studies, April 2010

Ruptures of Vulnerability: Linda Stein's Knight Series by Ann Vollmann Bible. Published in the Journal of Lesbian Studies, Volume 14, Issue 2 & 3 April 2010, pages 154 - 173.

Abstract: Drawing on the work of Monique Wittig, this article understands Linda Stein's Knight Series as a lacunary writing communicating both her challenges to come to representation and her creative registration of subjectivity. The argument is grounded in an exploration of the rich interplay of power and vulnerability across the series as against the discourse of escapist fashion. Specifically, Stein's critical contradictions of inside and outside, conflated temporality, disjunctions between decoration and abstraction, and fluidity of sex and gender are examined. The discussion is elaborated through consideration of the work of Julia Kristeva, Elizabeth Grosz, and Hayao Miyazaki.

Go to this link to purchase the entire article: www.informaworld.com/smpp/checkout?buyitnow=true&;itemid=921464522&dealtype=article&dealhash=2468E2AEF3D5F73E46529C4DBF7A9C45&backurl=%2fsmpp%2fcontent~content%3da921464522~db%3dall

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