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Contents for July 26, 2010
1. Susan Mogul, FF Alumn, no longer on Youtube.com
2. Lorraine O’Grady, FF Alumn, at The Brooklyn Museum, August 7
3. Esther K. Smith, FF Alumn, at Pete’s Mini Zine Fest, Brooklyn, July 31
4. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at 1133 6th Ave., Manhattan, thru Aug. 27
5. Yura Adams, FF Alumn, in Athens, NY, opening Aug. 7
6. Peter Downsbrough, FF Alumn, at La BF15, Lyon, France, opening Sept. 9
7. Marja Samsom, FF Alumn, at Alias Restaurant, Manhattan, July 26
8. Zackary Drucker, FF Alumn, at The Horse Hospital, London, UK, Aug. 7
9. Julie Tolentino Wood, FF Alumn, now online
10. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, now online
11. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, summer 2010 publications
12. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, July 30
13. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, at the Empire State Building, Manhattan, Aug. 25-27

1. Susan Mogul, FF Alumn, no longer on Youtube.com

Susan Mogul’s 1973 artwork "Dressing Up" was just censored on Youtube.
Read the LA Weekly blog that came out on July 19, 2010:

http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/arts-news/youtube-censors-art/ http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/arts-news/youtube-censors-art/

Thank you.



2. Lorraine O’Grady, FF Alumn, at The Brooklyn Museum, August 7

My installation Miscegenated Family Album, which has been on view at the Brooklyn Museum for exactly a year, is about to be rotated back into storage. It's been named the Museum's "object of the month" for August. I will be giving a talk about MFA on First Saturday, August 7, at 7:00 p.m. in the contemporary art gallery. And a Museum educator will lead a 20-minute discussion of the piece on Sunday, August 15, at 4:00 p.m.

For more info about Miscegenated Family Album at the Brooklyn Museum see: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/186395/Miscegenated_Family_Album





3. Esther K. Smith, FF Alumn, at Pete’s Mini Zine Fest, Brooklyn, July 31

Purgatory Pie Press, Dikko Faust and Esther K Smith, will show & sell their limited edtions and artist books at Pete's Mini Zine Fest—
Saturday, July 31, 3-7pm Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn--subways: L (Lorimer) or G (Metropolitan)
3:30pm Book Demo by Esther K Smith, author of HOW TO MAKE BOOKS, MAGIC BOOKS & PAPER TOYS, and THE PAPER BRIDE



4. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, FF Alumn, at 1133 6th Ave., Manhattan, thru Aug. 27

Stephanie Brody-Lederman has a solo exhibition at 1133 6th Ave. (43rd Street) Lobby, Manhattan. The building is a Durst Organization building, designed by Emery Roth. The lobby is a symphony of travertine and rich wood. The show, curated by L.L. Power and Kathleen Cullen is entitled "Ordinary Life" and will be up until August 27th. A sumptuous, I have been told, reception will take place on the evening of Aug 12th in the lobby. All are welcome.



5. Yura Adams, FF Alumn, in Athens, NY, opening Aug. 7

The Athens Walking Project to open August 7
Installation on view throughout Athens August 7 – 21, 2010
Opening celebration Saturday August 7 (Rain date Sunday August 8)
Artist guided tour at 10am, reception in the garden 11:30-12:30
39 North Warren Street, (Market) Athens NY
Contact:Yura Adams (518) 945-3089, yadams@mhcable.com

An art installation by Yura Adams will post ten of her paintings that address the act of walking as stops on a self-guided tour which traces one of her rambles through the village of Athens with her dog. The Athens Walking Project will be open to the public to view at any time from August 7 to August 21, 2010 and the walk can be started from any of the stops.

The project will open on Saturday August 7, 2010, with a guided tour/performance by the artist beginning at 10 am. At that time, the public is invited to walk the guided walk with the artist beginning at 39 North Warren (corner of Market) in Athens and proceed from there to each of the ten stops along the walk (about 1.4 miles). At every stop the artist will present a loosely defined guided tour, telling stories about the village of Athens drawn from her personal history, quoting literature and references from popular culture and throwing in some anecdotes about the paintings. Some of the stories will be true, Urban Legend will guide the rest. The guided tour will end where it began and the public is invited to an outdoor reception at 39 North Warren Street in the garden from 11:30 am. To 12:30 pm. This event is free.

The Athens Walking Project was made possible by the 2010 Individual Artist Grant received from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered through the Twin Counties Cultural Fund in Greene County by the Greene County Council on the Arts.

Yura Adams was born in Sioux City, Iowa and lives in Athens, New York. Adams received a BFA in painting and a MFA in photography and performance art from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been exhibited as a painter and intermedia artist throughout the United States in venues such as The New Museum in New York, Experimental Intermedia, Franklin Furnace, New Music America, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Ct. and one person shows at the John Davis Gallery in Hudson, New York, who represents her. Adams has been the recipient of two NEA grants and was a 2009 regional representative in the NYFA Mark program Island. She opened her most recent one-person show at the John Davis Gallery on February 6, 2010.




6. Peter Downsbrough, FF Alumn, at La BF15, Lyon, France, opening Sept. 9

La BF15 is pleased to invite American artist Peter Downsbrough for Lyon Septembre de la Photographie 2010.
Since the 1960s his work has played with the parameters of the space where it occurs: the real space of the architecture and the city, the exhibition space, the virtual space of photography or the content of the book.

His language is similar to that of conceptual artists, and his work is included in a spatial and textual tradition, but also in a plastic practice on which runs the analytical and geometric line of the abstraction, from Russian constructivism to today. Simple shapes, lines, vertical, horizontal, surfaces and words combine to shape the societal structure in which we live.

The urban space has progressively become the territory and the central figure of a work that avoids ideological or narrative bias. Capturing it like a simple contemporary witness, it tries to draw the essential forms of its organisation.

At La BF15 the American architecture and urbanism take shape and meaning in a group of photographs and films made in the USA, but also in a work (Room Piece) created in the space.

Peter Downsbrough
Lyon Septembre de la Photographie 2010
opening Thursday September 9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. exhibition from September 10 to November 6
Opening hours: from Wednesday to Saturday, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. (M° Hôtel-de-Ville)

La BF15
espace d'art contemporain
11 quai de la Pêcherie
69001 Lyon
T/F +33 4 78 28 66 63



7. Marja Samsom, FF Alumn, at Alias Restaurant, Manhattan, July 26

Kitchenclub pops up at Alias Restaurant

Dear Friends

Miss the Kitchenclub and the Dumpling Diva?

Pine no more - I'm infiltrating the kitchen of my friends at Alias Restaurant on Clinton Street to create a series of pop-up Monday feasts.

I'll be cooking up a storm and, of course, featuring my Divine Dumplings at each event!

The first dinner will be on Monday 26th July - see prospective menu below, the bar will be open at 7 and dinner will begin promptly at 7:30.

Since we've missed each other for so long, it's going to be very busy that night so book a table soon.

You can RSVP to me (I'd love to hear from you) or to monday@aliasrestaurant.com or call (212) 505-5011. Either way, let us know how many of you to expect and the best phone number to reach you for confirmation.

I can't wait to welcome you back into the club!

(Alias - The Dumpling Diva!)



Appetizer: Salmon 2 ways:
Salmon Tartare & Salmon Tartare Dumpling
With Japanese Cucumber Salad

Main Course: Miso Marinated Black Cod
With Purple Shiso Rice, Watercress

Yuzu Sorbet

Raspberry & White Chocolate Dumpling

COCKTAIL SPECIAL - Yuzu Saketini $8



8. Zackary Drucker, FF Alumn, at The Horse Hospital, London, UK, Aug. 7

Luminous Darkness
Saturday 7th Aug, 2010
The Horse Hospital, London
After the success of Homoccult & Other Esoterotica which premiered at the MIX Festival 2007 in New York City and went on to travel the world, 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. Here are more artists, spell-casters, wraiths and strays joining as part of the pact of Generation Hex, presenting videos dealing with sex, violence, the occult, magick, and other mystic esoterica.

The title, Luminous Darkness, is from the first Cyclobe album (used with kind permission from Ossian Brown & Stephen Thrower)
For extreme tastes.
Featuring Lee Adams, Gio Black Peter, Zackary Drucker, Dominic Johnson, Black Sun Productions and many more...
Daniel Mckernan, curator. TRT: c. 62 min.
Doors: 7:30
Price: £5.00
To book tickets for this screening online: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/87301



9. Julie Tolentino Wood, FF Alumn, now online

Julie Tolentino Wood, FF Alumn now online at http://performanceartworld.wordpress.com/2010/06/20/julie-tolentino/



10. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, now online

Joseph Nechvatal's 1985 cassette on XOX ‘True And False’ has been blogged @ http://continuo.wordpress.com/2010/07/23/joseph-nechvatal-true-and-false/



11. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, summer 2010 publications

Hi All,

I hope you're having a fantastic summer.

I wanted to share a few terrific articles, reviews and publications which are out this summer. Hope you’ll have a chance to pick up a copy.



Art & Antiques
Summer issue
Two great full-page installation images p,66,67,71 David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM Written by Aline Brandaure

Paul Henry Ramirez
June 11 - July 17, 2010
David Richard Contemporary
Essay by Nancy Princenthal
Catalogue 25 pages (illus.)

Art Nexus
July 2010, No. 77 Volume 9
Paul Henry Ramirez
The Newark Museum
p.111, 112 (illus.)
Written by Harper Montgomery

Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s
p.29,44,85 (illus.)
San Antonio Museum Of Art
In Association With The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts London, England Essay by David S. Rubin, Robert C. Morgan, and Daniel Pinchbeck




12. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, July 30

Friday July 30
10 PM
Dixon Place HOT Festival

Annie Lanzillotto Band
with Adeel Salman on guitar
and Rose Imperato on sax

Come hear a soft acoustic set of my songs. We are in studio, recording our first album. I'll share with you, what's going on. We will sing from 10pm, til sometime after 11. love to see you there.

at the one and only...
Dixon Place
161a Chrystie Street
(between Rivington and Delancey St)



13. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, at the Empire State Building, Manhattan, Aug. 25-27


New York, NY, July 19, 2010 - Linda Mary Montano and performance artists Andrea Dominguez, Toni Silver, Zhen Heinmann and Leah Aron will perform "Happy Birthday Mother Teresa" in honor of Mother Teresa of Calcutta on her 100th birthday at the Empire State Building, Wednesday 25, Thursday 26, Friday 27 of August 2010, 3PM-6PM.

For the last two years Montano, a practicing Roman Catholic, has been "performing" as MOTHER TERESA at her local church in upstate NY and in other local venues.

Montano will be celebrating the 100th Birthday of MOTHER TERESA outside the Empire State Building in collaboration with her attendants. Her actions will be dignified. She will give non-verbal signs of blessing, prayer and smiles of encouragement to all who wish to interact with her as MOTHER TERESA.

Montano will be dressed in a blue and white saree and her attendants will be in black suits, carrying Montano's personal items so Montano will be free to interact without any distractions. We will be without signs, without chairs and will be moving freely in foot traffic on the sidewalk in front of and near the building. No flyers will be handed out, no books/objects given or sold, just smiles from Mother Teresa and decorum from the attendants who visually symbolize protection, security and institutional reliability.

These times are complicated, dangerous, frightening and uncertain. What a wonderful opportunity for a visit from "Mother Teresa" and to celebrate her 100th birthday!

Linda Mary Montano as Mother Teresa: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVPkiNLYpA


Since 1965 I have used performance art to address joys and sorrow, pain and ecstasy. Performance is how I learn and how I heal. I have taught my methods and written books about the process of MAKING ART OF EVERYDAY LIFE. http://www.lindamontano.com

As a multi media performance artist, my work includes video, city-wide events and performances that explore, identity, consumerism and desire via symbolism and written language. I received a BA in Philosophy from CSULB and an MFA at Otis where I was given the Board of Governor's award. http://www.andreadominguez.com

Performing/known as The Lovely And Talented Miss Toni Silver, I have created and performed original theatrical works since 1998, crossing boundaries of performance mode and identity that blur the lines between autobiography and politics, comedy and tragedy, exploring gender, sanity, humiliation, triumph, mortality and the illusion of permanence. http://www.misstonisilver.com

I received an MFA in playwriting (UCLA) an MA in Performance Studies (NYU) and currently appear in art/life durational performances that interrogate the female figure, cultural means of identity formation, the stability or relations between bodies/objects and engagement between motivated agents of change. http://www.zhenesse.com

As a performance artist living and working in New York City, I use sound, video, movement and commonplace found objects to create personal narratives, appropriating and questioning the pervasive media images and cultural messages that assault the senses and drive us to covet that which undermines our true potential. I studied at the Experimental Theatre Wing at NYU, where I earned my BFA. http://www.leaharon.com

East Coast:
(845) 246-4482

West Coast:
(213) 321-1964



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