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Contents for September 7, 2010
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1. Heather Woodbury, FF Alumn, at Echo Curio, Los Angeles, thru Oct. 2
2. Allan Kaprow, Alison Knowles, Suzanne Lacy, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Yoko Ono, and Emily Roysdon, FF Alumns, at Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY, opening September 12
3. Babs Reingold, FF Alumn, at College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ, thru Oct. 15
4. Daniel Rothbart, FF Alumn, at HPGarcia Gallery, Manhattan, opening Sept. 10
5. Carl Andre, FF Alumn, receives 2011 Roswitha Foundation Prize
6. David Medalla, Adam Nankervis, FF Alumns, at MoMA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 11
7. Rebecca Migdal, FF Alumn, at Legacy Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada, thru Oct. 31
8. Krzysztof Zarebski, FF Alumn, at Creon Gallery, Manhattan, Sept. 8
9. Bob Flanagan, Sheree Rose, Hannah Wilke, FF Alumns, at Invisible Exports, Manhattan, opening Sept. 10
10. Ruth Hardinger, Franc Palaia, FF Alumns, at Saunders Farm, Garrison, NY, thru October 31
11. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, announces 2010-11 tour
12. Jody Pinto, Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumns, at Hal Bromm Gallery, Manhattan, opening Sept. 23
13. Brian O’Doherty, Jody Pinto, Richard Tuttle, FF Alumns, at University of Buffalo, NY, Oct. 8-9
14. Joan Snyder, FF Member, at Betty Cunningham Gallery, Manhattan, opening Sept. 16
15. Barbara Hammer, Peter Cramer, Jack Waters, FF Alumns, at MoMA, Manhattan, Sept. 20
16. Esther K. Smith, FF Alumn, at Brooklyn Borough Hall, Sept. 12, and more
17. LuLu LoLo, City Reliquary Museum, FF Alumns, in "The Guide to Odd New York"
18. Helen Varley Jamieson, FF Alumn, in Fourth Online Festival of Live Performance, October 10-11
19. Miriam Schaer, FF Alumn, fall calendar
20. Hannah Wilke, FF Alumn, at Ronald Feldman Gallery, Manhattan, opening Sept. 11
21. Adele Ursone, FF Member, at The Arsenal Gallery, Manhattan, opening Sept. 16
22. Andy Warhol, FF Alumn, at Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland, thru Jan. 23, 2011
23. Catherine Bay, FF Alumn, at Fondation Cartier, Paris, France, Sept. 9
24. Anahi Caceres, FF Alumn, at Fundacion Osde, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sept. 8, and more
25. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, now online at www.provincetown.com
26. Alan Sondheim, FF Alumn, now online at youtube.com
27. Jung Hee Choi at MELA Foundation, Manhattan, thru Sept. 11
28. Yael Kanarek, FF Alumn, at bitforms gallery, Manhattan, opening Sept. 10
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1. Heather Woodbury, FF Alumn, at Echo Curio, Los Angeles, thru Oct. 2

Heather Woodbury's on-going eco-activist dramatic serial, AS THE GLOBE WARMS
Saturdays through October 2nd.
Echo Curio 1519 Sunset Blvd. LA, CA 90026
On-line
http://vimeo.com/album/165248

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2. Allan Kaprow, Alison Knowles, Suzanne Lacy, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Yoko Ono, and Emily Roysdon, FF Alumns, at Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY, opening September 12

Recipes for an Encounter
Curated by Berin Golonu and Candice Hopkins
September 12 - November 14, 2010
Opening Reception: Sunday September 12, 2010, 2:00 - 5:00 pm

Recipes for an Encounter displays historical and contemporary artworks from the 1960s to the present that are characterized by a set of instructions or rules that allow the viewer to be an active participant in the artwork. Often times yielding to chance to determine their outcome, these artworks-as-recipes anticipate an encounter with the unexpected for the viewer/participant. The artists in Recipes for an Encounter - Joseph Beuys, Robert Filliou, Allan Kaprow, Janice Kerbel, Alison Knowles, Suzanne Lacy, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Glenn Lewis, Mads Lynnerup, Yoko Ono, Kristina Lee Podesva and Alan McConchie, Emily Roysdon, Steve Shada and Marisa Jahn, Noam Toran, Matt Volla -invite the viewer to experience for themselves whatever will unfold, take place, and be consumed anew by each participant's encounter with their work. Recipes for an Encounter contains original written "recipes" as well as historic photographic/videographic documentation of seminal events and performances that took place in the 1960s and '70s. This exhibition was inspired by and based on the book "Recipes for an Encounter" edited by Berin Golonu, Candice Hopkins, and Marisa Jahn, published by Western Front Editions in Vancouver, 2009. The Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies provided additional research funding for this exhibition.

Berin Golonu is a doctoral student in the Visual and Cultural Studies program at the University of Rochester and was Associate Curator of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco from 2003 to 2008. She has written for numerous national and international arts publications, including Art in America, Art Nexus, Art on Paper, Art Papers, Contemporary, frieze, Modern Painters, Sculpture, and Zing Magazine. Golonu holds an MA from the Visual and Critical Studies Program at CCA, where she wrote her master's thesis on the arts publication as a curatorial site.

Candice Hopkins is the Sobey Curatorial Resident at the National Gallery of Canada and is the former Director/Curator of Exhibitions at the Western Front, Vancouver. She has an MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, NY. She has written for such publications as Leonardo, C Magazine, FUSE Magazine and has given talks at venues including Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Dak'Art_Lab, Senegal, and in Canada at the University of British Columbia and the Alberta College of Art and Design.

Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Programs (DGCP) is located at 11-03 45th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101. Hours:11:00am - 6:00pm, Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

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3. Babs Reingold, FF Alumn, at College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, NJ, thru Oct. 15

Hi All,
Hope you make it out to see the show.
Babs Reingold

"ROBES"
Group show curated by
Virginia Fabbri Butera, Ph.D., Director

September 2 - October 15, 2010
Opening September 2
4:30-7:00pm

Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery
Annunciation Center
The College of Saint Elizabeth

2 Convent Road, Morristown, NJ 07960
Hours: Tue -Th 1-7pm, Fr, Sat & Mon 1-5 pm
973-290-4314
artgallery@cse.edu
maloneyartgallery.cse.edu •
Driving Directions: www.cse.edu

Train Directions from NY penn station:
New Jersey Transit trains to the College campus originate from Hoboken, New Jersey or New York's Pennsylvania Station. The train stops directly at the gate of the College of Saint Elizabeth (Convent Station stop). The "Midtown Direct" makes the trip to and from Manhattan in only 50 minutes each way. For more information visit the NJ Transit Train Schedule, or contact them directly at (800) 772-2222.

http://www.njtransit.com/sf/sf_servlet.srv?hdnPageAction=TrainSchedulesFrom

http://www.babsreingold.com

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4. Daniel Rothbart, FF Alumn, at HPGarcia Gallery, Manhattan, opening Sept. 10

DANIEL ROTHBART
Curator: Enrico Pedrini
Vernissage:
Friday, 10 September 2010 / 6 - 8 PM
HP Garcia Gallery, 580 Eighth Avenue @ 38th Street
Exhibition continues through 2 October 2010
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 1 - 6 PM
HP Garcia Gallery is pleased to announce Daniel Rothbart, a diverse survey of the artist’s recent sculpture and Meditation/Mediation performance collaborations. Rothbart’s work examines the relationship between nature, urban postmodern identity and metaphysics.

The exhibition runs from 10 September through 2 October. An opening reception will be held on Friday, 10 September from 6 to 9 PM.
On view for the first time in the United States is Flotilla, a floating sculpture in aluminum and found glass that was produced for the 2007 edition of OPEN. Inspired by the maritime and glassblowing traditions of Venice, this serpentine work displays traces of it’s life in Adriatic lagoons, including light algae and seawater trapped in it’s floats.

Other sculptural works include the spinning locus of SOUNDSTORM, a recent installation at the LABGallery, which emulates the helical shape of storm clouds and a fifty-foot welded aluminum vine, inspired by urban botany and the Song of Songs. Broken, a constellation of potshards and crazed, parched earth, occupies a bed on sand in one of the galleries. A video projection includes Meditation/Mediation collaborations between Daniel Rothbart and Achille Bonito Oliva, Yoko Ono, Anthony Haden-Guest, Larry Miller, Francine Hunter McGivern and others.

Rothbart holds an M.F.A. from Columbia University and won a Fulbright grant to Naples, Italy in 1990. His work can be found in public and private collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Recent projects include exhibitions at the Andrea Meislin Gallery, Exit Art and the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill. His latest European exhibition took place at the Galerie Depardieu in Nice in June 2010 and his latest New York exhibition was SOUNDSTORM, a collaboration with Maia Anthea Marinelli at the LAB Gallery in July/August, 2010.

This exhibition marks the publication of Daniel Rothbart: Works 1988 - 2009, a 207-page color monograph of Rothbart’s oeuvre by Enrico Pedrini, in English and Italian by Ulisse e Calipso of Naples. This book, which includes critical essays by Enrico Pedrini, John Perreault and Varda Genossar, is available for purchase in the gallery.

Exhibition Links:
http://hpgarciagallery.com/
http://semioticstreet.com/
http://www.youtube.com/danielrothbart
For more information please contact 212.354.7333

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5. Carl Andre, FF Alumn, receives 2011 Roswitha Foundation Prize

The Paula Cooper Gallery is pleased to announce that Carl Andre has received Switzerland's 2011 Roswitha Haftmann Foundation Prize. The prize, which, at 150,000 Swiss francs, is Europe's highest award for art, was established in 2001 and is given every one to three years to a living artist.

Since the 1960s, Carl Andre has redefined the field of sculpture by rejecting anthropomorphism and refusing to alter or rework his materials in any way. Instead, Andre arranges discrete units of matter directly on the ground. By drawing attention to mass, volume, space and gravity, Andre creates artworks that can be encountered and experienced physically.

Andre’s work was included in two seminal exhibitions that helped to define the art movements of the 1960s, specifically conceptual art and minimal art: Kynaston McShine’s and Lucy Lippard’s Primary Structures at the Jewish Museum (1966), and Harald Szeeman's Live in your head: when attitudes become form at the Kunsthalle Bern (1969).

Andre’s work has been the subject of several retrospectives, most notably at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, in 1970; the Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas, in 1978; the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, in 1978; the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, in 1987; the Haus Lange und Haus Esters, Krefeld and the Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, in 1996; and the Musée Cantini, Marseilles, in 1997.

Opening on October 8, 2010, the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, will present Carl Andre, an exhibition of sculpture including new work and a selection of pieces from the late 1960s. Finally, DIA: Beacon will organize the first North American retrospective of Carl Andre’s work, scheduled to open in May 2013.

The official award ceremony for the Roswitha-Haftmann Prize will take place in the spring of 2011 at the Kunsthaus Zurich.
For more information, please contact the gallery at (212) 255-1105; info@paulacoopergallery.com
To visit the Roswitha-Haftmann website, please visit: www.roswithahatmann-foundation.com

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6. David Medalla, Adam Nankervis, FF Alumns, at MoMA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, September 11

David Medalla, FF alum, and Adam Nankervis, Director of Museum Man, will give a performance at the opening of the Helio Oiticica exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 11, 2010. The performance will be introduced by Cesar Oititica. Among the guests will be the Brazilian Minister of Culture, carioca singers, dancers and poets, and Helio Oiticica's 'Tropicalia' contemporariries.

On September 18, 2010, Adam Nankervis and David Medalla will give a joint multi-media and participatory exhibition entitled 'So Pulo: The Secret History of the Mondrian Fan Club: part 3', curated b Maria Baro and Adriano Casanova at Galeria Baro, Rua Barra Funda, 216, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The exhibition will feature new works by both artists as well as a film of their event at the Iguazo Falls.

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7. Rebecca Migdal, FF Alumn, at Legacy Gallery, Victoria, BC, Canada, thru Oct. 31

"Graphic Radicals"
Legacy Gallery
630 Yates Street, Victoria BC
Aug 11 to Oct 31, 2010
Opening Reception: Saturday September 11 7:30 PM
Another unique interpretation of the traveling World War 3 Illustrated Retrospective now on view at the Legacy Gallery in Victoria– for a peek at the show being mounted, check out these blog posts. (I’ll take more pictures when I get there.)

The show’s opening will be the Saturday night party at the Victoria Anarchist Bookfair and Festival in September 2010. World War 3 artists will perform spoken word activism on Friday Sept 10, and represent at the bookfair with a workshop panel September 11. Details below!

Victoria Anarchist Bookfair and Festival
World War 3 Illustrated Events
Friday, September 10th
HIP HOP / SPOKEN WORD NIGHT OF DISSENT
510 Fort Street, 2nd Floor
7:00 pm sharp (Suggested donation $5-$15)
World War 3 Illustrated artists Seth Tobocman, Rebecca Midgal and Kevin Pyle present visual and spoken word stories of protest and resistance. TESTAMENT, Blank Space & mONKEYwRENCH bring the heat with their Revolutionary Lyricism and Battle Style Beatboxing. While the Revolutionary Cyborg Wedding Band gets you up off your seat for a little electro hip hop, Chase & Zaccheaus Jackson ground you with their stories and slam poetry.

Graphic Radicals Anarchist Bookfair Workshop
Saturday September 11th 2:30 – 3:20 pm
Graphic Radicals Panel Discussion Seth Tobocman, Rebecca Midgal, Kevin Pyle and Gord Hill with Allan Antliff
Artists from the World War 3 Illustrated collective and Indigenous graphic artist Gord Hill will discuss the dynamics of community activism and artistic production. The panel is being organized as part of the Graphic Radicals exhibit at the Legacy Gallery in downtown Victoria. What role can art play in galvanizing a community? How do aesthetics figure in the communication of an anti-authoritarian outlook? Are there lessons to be learned from past artistic practices? Should radicals pay more attention to art? This workshop will provide a forum for reflection and debate.

Stop by the World War 3 Illustrated table and meet the artists all day Saturday and Sunday!

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8. Krzysztof Zarebski, FF Alumn, at Creon Galler, Manhattan, Sept. 8

September at CREON Gallery

Wednesday 8 Sept 7 pm - Krzysztof Zarebski - DJ + Leda, a new performance piece
"Zarebski transforms himself into a magician. For him, staged perversion and lust have become tools of both attraction and sublimation." - Marek Bartelik
DJ + Leda is a one-night presentation of a new work that follows Zarebski's performance persona, DJ, as he navigates Greek myth, Zeus as a swan, and intimate encounters with an unsuspecting Queen. With Kasia Zarebska as Leda and costumes designed by Kytstyna Jachniewicz.

Wednesday 15 Sept 6-9 pm - Hank Kearsely - BLACK WEST, Opening Reception for a solo exhibition of recent paintings
15 Sept - 7 Oct, Gallery Hours: Wednesdays & Thursdays 6 to 9 pm
Hank Kearsley draws on a lifetime of personal experience that spans an America prior to the civil rights movement, through an America still struggling with racism and a world where oppression continues to exist.

Two watershed moments in American history occurred in the midst of the Civil War in 1862 when President Lincoln signed the Homestead Act in May to spur Western migration, followed only months later by the Emancipation Proclamation issued in September of the same year. Many freed slaves went West but their anticipation of the opportunities of freedom and the frontier collided with the realities of the racism they encountered. Some individuals persevered to make their mark on the history of the West and their stories have inspired Kearsley's BLACK WEST series of paintings.

(and also see BLACK COWBOYS by Robbins & Becher at Sonnabend)

Hank Kearsley studied under Hale Woodruff, Helen Frankenthaler and Louise Nevelson. After some early years in New York City, including a bachelor's degree and MFA from NYU and City College, he moved to Massachusetts where he teaches and divides his time between studios in the Berkshires and the Boston area. Exhibitions of his paintings include shows at the Museum of the National Center for Afro-American Artists, Wellesley College, Hudson River Museum, New York University, Goddard College, and Long Island University.

Krzysztof Zarebski practices performance art, photography and sculpture. He was born in Warsaw and has been involved in performance art since 1971. From 1974 to 1981 Zarebski worked with Helmut Kajzar in his experimental theatre and designed sets for productions of Kajzar’s plays in theatres and galleries in Warsaw, Wroclaw, Schersberg and Berlin. He moved to New York in 1981 and collaborated with The Rivington School performance artists group. Recently, in 2009, CREON Gallery hosted his performance of "Sweet and Low Down Like the Sun" with Michael Carter. His most recent exhibition of sculptures was at Slag Gallery in Spring 2010 as part of "Post-Gogol: The Silent Absence of the Body." Erothemes of the Weakening Eros, a 350-page monograph of Zarbski's work in the context of the history of perfromace art in Poland the United States, was written by Kazimierz Piotrowski and published in 2009.

Norm Hinsey
norm@creongallery.com
646.265.5508

CREON Gallery
238 E 24 St, 1B, NY, NY 10010
www.creongallery.com

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9. Bob Flanagan, Sheree Rose, Hannah Wilke, FF Alumns, at Invisible Exports, Manhattan, opening Sept. 10

Group Exhibition:
MINE
Bob Flanagan & Sheree Rose, Jana Leo + Hannah Wilke

DATES:
September 10 - October 17, 2010

Reception:
Friday, Sept. 10: 6-8pm

INVISIBLE-EXPORTS
14A Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002 | 212-226-5447
info@invisible-exports.com

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10. Ruth Hardinger, Franc Palaia, FF Alumns, at Saunders Farm, Garrison, NY, thru October 31

Collaborative Concepts- Sculpture 2010

Hello Friends,
Don't miss this major outdoor sculpture exhibition in Garrison, NY.
My sculpture entitled "Passive Solar Photo Bus Shelter in 3/4 Scale" is included in this show. Thanks and hope to see you,
FRANC PALAIA 845-486-1378 FPalaia@earthlink.net

FARM PROJECT 2010

Saunders Farm Sculpture Installations by 60 artists
853 Old Albany Post Road

Garrison NY 10524 September 4-October 31, 2010

Opening Saturday, September 4
1-6pm (Rain: September 5, 1-6pm)

Mid Run Reception Sat, Oct. 9

Close Sunday, October 31
1-6pm (Rain: October 10, 1-6pm)

Performance Art at receptions
1-3:30 through out the Fields

Music at the Receptions
3:30-6pm in the Music Field

Collaborative Concepts, a not-for-profit arts organization, has curated more than 40 exhibitions in galleries and outdoor settings in the Hudson Valley.

Collaborative Concepts, in its fifth season at Saunders Farm invited local and national artists toplace sculptures throughout 140 acres of a working historic farm in Garrison, NY. Located across the Hudson River from West Point, the rolling hills and wooded glens of Saunders Farm culminate in panoramic views of the Hudson Highlands. Black Angus cattle can be seen grazing peacefully in stone-walled pastures.

Anna Adler, John Allen, Justin Allen, A. Eric Arctander, Beth Bailis, Ryan Barkman, Elizabeth Barksdale, Brian Beaton & Lorraine A. Gregus, Brian Bellushio, Cindy Booth, Lisa Breznak, Jo-Ann Brody, Kit Burke-Smith , Diana Carulli, Jodi Carlson, Ursula Clark, Margie Cohen, Ada Cruz, Augie Dellavecchio, Christine Dempsey, Victoria Duffee, Florencia Escudero, Geoff Feder, Denis Folz, Marcy B. Freedman, Filipe Guevara, Ruth Hardinger, Sarah Haviland, George Heintz, Brian Higbee, Tom Holmes, Cathrin Hoskinson, Anne Hubregtse, Carla Rae Johnson, Elena Kalman, KineticArchitecture, Dana Kenn, Larissa Killough, Bernard Klevickas, Ben Knight, Grace Knowlton, Kevin Laverty, Jim Lloyd, Mick McGuire, Michael Natiello, Franc Palaia, Michael Poast, David Provan, Sheilah Rechtschaffer, Herman Roggeman, Sonia Roy, Dakin Roy, Gary Garrido Schneider, Fred Schlitzer, Ilse Schreiber-Noll, Kevin Stapp, Hideki Takahashi, The Ladies Auxiliary, Alex Uribe, Genevieve White, Max Yawney, Sarah W. Young

Open to the public free of charge
www.collaborativeconcepts.org 845.528.1797

DIRECTIONSFrom north or south on Route 9 turn east on Travis Corners Road, opposite Garrison Gulf Club, take to end. Turn left on Old Albany Post Road, approx. 1/2 mile to parking. Call 265-taxi from MetroNorth RR, Garrison Station.

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11. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, announces 2010-11 tour

TIM MILLER Fall NEWSLETTER and 2010-11 TOUR PREVIEW!

Hey All,

Hope all is well! FALL TOUR schedule is below. Check it out! I will probably be somewhere near you! I am just back from a performance workshop residency on Cape Cod sponsored by Castle Hill Center for the Arts. A great group of artists gathered from all over the country and we made a piece together. On this track, I am also really excited that PS 122 just got a National Performance Network Community Fund grant for me to do a six month ongoing mentoring of three emerging queer artists in NYC. This will be a way fo deepening the impact of my NYC performances at PS 122 of my new show in December and will be great to super tuned in at my old stomping grounds in NYC. More information to follow.

I am also super excited to have written the introduction for Jill Dolan's fantastic new book THEATRE & SEXUALITY from Palgrave Macmillan. Get a copy!

After nonstop Winter and Spring travels I am home for a bit to catch my breath and jump in the ocean as much as possible while it is still warm! Here's a sneak peek at what is coming up in the Fall and some highlights of next year. The NYC premiere of LAY OF THE LAND will happen at PS 122 in December. What fun!

Aug 3-6 Assoc. for Theater in Higher Education
Aug 23-27 Provincetown, MA Art House Theater and Castle Hill Arts Center
Sept 29-30 University of New Mexico
Oct 1 University of Northern Texas
Oct 2-3 Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Oct 4-9 Texas A & M, College Station, TX
Oct 18-23 Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Nov 11-12 Montreal, Quebec, Concordia University
Nov 15-17 Peterborough, Ontario, Trent University,
Nov 18 Toronto, Ontario, York University,
Nov 30 SUNY Stonybrook
Dec 2-12 NYC, Performance Space 122

and a preview of 2011....

Feb 14-19 Harvard University
Feb 20-27 Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University
March 27-April 2 University of N. Carolina School of the Arts
April 3-10 James Madison University
May 9-27 Warwick University, England

It was a fantastic winter and spring tour! Special highlights were fantastic residencies at Ohio Wesleyan University, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Ohio University. I had great run in Chicago at Victory Gardens Biograph theater. Lovely HUGE review in Chicago Tribune.

http://leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com/the_theater_loop/2010/03/lay-of-the-land-tim-miller-dances-between-prop-8-protest-and-love-for-america.html
All this and getting to perform in Chicago at the theater where John Dillinger was shot by the FBI!
I worked intensively with the students in the Ohio Wesleyan University Political-Social cabaret class in February. Really fascinating! One young woman did a great piece about wanting to be the bearded lady. She divided the audience into gender binary and she was all liminal in the middle. Was wild!

The arts editor of the univ newspaper did the workshop and wrote about the process....
http://media.www.owutranscript.com/media/storage/paper1413/news/2010/02/25/News/Activist.Encourages.Students.To.empower.Change-3878588.shtml
Everything was coming up Ohio this winter! This Fall seems to be a Texas and Canada and NYC marathon!
best, Tim
www.TimMillerPerformer.com

TIM MILLER is an internationally acclaimed solo performer. Hailed for its humor and passion, Miller's solo theater works have been presented all over North America, Australia, and Europe at such prestigious venues as Yale Repertory Theatre, the Institute of Contemporary Art (London), the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. He is the author of the books SHIRTS & SKIN, BODY BLOWS and 1001 BEDS, which won the 2007 literary prize for best Drama-Theater book from Lambda Literary Foundation. Miller has taught performance in the theater departments at UCLA and at Cal State L.A.. He is a 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. He can be reached at his website:

www.TimMillerPerformer.com

"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

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12. Jody Pinto, Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumns, at Hal Bromm Gallery, Manhattan, opening Sept. 23

Neo-Vitruvian: the Body Now

Hal Bromm Gallery
90 West Broadway at Chambers Street, New York, NY 212- 732-6196

Neo-Vitruvian, an exhibition curated by Richard J. Goldstein, will open September 23, 2010 at the Hal Bromm Gallery, 90 West Broadway, Tribeca.
Featured will be works by:
Rosemarie Castoro, Robert Greene, Mary Jones, Joyce Kim, Molly Lowe, Bobbie Oliver, Jody Pinto, Paul Henry Ramirez, Elizabeth Streb, and Ryan Sullivan.
Included are a variety of materials and mediums, with works that range from painting, photography, sculpture, and choreographic drawings to plans for site specific public projects. A preview reception with the artists will be held on Wednesday, 22 September.

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13. Brian O’Doherty, Jody Pinto, Richard Tuttle, FF Alumns, at University of Buffalo, NY, Oct. 8-9

ARTPARK: 1974-1984

Conference and Artist Reception in Buffalo, New York

The University at Buffalo Art Galleries has organized a two-day conference on Friday, October 8 and Saturday, October 9, 2010 to coincide with the exhibition Artpark: 1974-1984, which chronicles the seminal years of this innovative residency program located in Lewiston, New York, just north of Niagara Falls, in which artists spent summers creating temporary artworks outdoors. "The chief goal of the visual arts program," Brian O'Doherty explained in a 1976 documentary about Artpark, "is to integrate artists, their methods, and works into the leisure activities of everyday people." Owned and operated by New York State, Artpark opened in 1974 as an unprecedented experiment in artist-public interaction and site-specificity that balanced a populist mission with the commissioning of some of the most avant-garde, investigational art of its day. In addition to the Visual Arts Program, opera, jazz, dance, theater, cooking demonstrations, among other daytime and nighttime activities at Artpark, contributed to a new kind of venue for public recreation and dynamic cultural interactions.

Registration required for the conference, which is free and open to the public, by September 17, 2010. To register, contact Mary Moran at mjmoran@buffalo.edu or 716-645-0571 and specify which events you will be attending.

Friday, October 8, 2010:

Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, New York 14222
716-878-6011

Screenings and discussion

5:30pm: Opening Remarks
6:00pm: Screening of Artpark People, a documentary of the 1976 Visual Arts Program by Michael Blackwood Productions, Inc. followed by a discussion between exhibition curator Sandra Q. Firmin and Rae Tyson, Artpark Visual Arts Coordinator from the inaugural season in 1974 to 1977.

7:30pm: Video screening and presentation by Chip Lord and Curtis Schreier, former Ant Farm partners, of their 1975 Artpark project, Citizens' Time Capsule, 1975-2000.

Saturday, October 9: 10:00am to 4:00pm
University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Center for the Arts (Screening Room)
North Campus
Buffalo, New York 14260
716-645-0571

Panel 1: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Panelists: Sandra Q. Firmin, Liz Phillips, Richard Tuttle, Glenn Phillips
Moderated by Heather Pesanti

Panel 2: 2:00 to 4:00pm
Panelists: Millie Chen, David Katzive, Jamie O'Neil, Jody Pinto, Charles Simonds
Moderated by Rebecca Lee Reynolds

6:00pm: Chili Dinner. Tickets are limited. $10.00 per person. Payable at the door with cash or check made out to UB Foundation. RSVP required to Mary Moran at mjmoran@buffalo.edu or 716-645-0571 by September 17, 2010.

For more information about the conference, please visit the conference web site.

The Friday night event is co-sponsored by the Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State College. Artpark:1974-84 is organized in partnership with Beyond/In Western New York: 2010.

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14. Joan Snyder, FF Member, at Betty Cunningham Gallery, Manhattan, opening Sept. 16

Joan Snyder "A Year in the Painting Life"
Opening reception: Thursday, September 16, 6 – 8pm On view through Saturday, October 30

Betty Cunningham Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent paintings by Joan Snyder. The exhibition, A Year in the Painting Life, is comprised of approximately 15 paintings. This will be the artist’s third show in the space; she will be present for an opening reception on September 16. An illustrated catalogue will accompany the exhibition.

Snyder, a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, has been showing in New York since the early 1970’s. She has said that when she started to paint, it was as if she "spoke for the first time – and really spoke, and was able to say what I wanted to say." As such Snyder’s paintings are full sentences: sometimes sectioned off like pages in a book, sometimes single fields decoding the life cycle of a tree, the moon or a flower, and sometimes her personal politics whether it be feminist issues, anti-war sentiment, or a memorial for a personal loss.

This exhibition focuses more on the singular field paintings reminiscent of Snyder’s early stroke paintings of the 1970’s. But unlike the earlier stroke paintings Snyder introduces a variety of media. In "Oh April", a triptych and the largest painting in the show, Snyder uses (in addition to oil and acrylic on linen) burlap, fabric, pastel, dirt, herbs and seeds. Each medium carries with it a meaning which contributes to the sentence of "Oh April". In "Ode to B", a memorial to a close friend, red strokes, some appearing to be hearts, drip to the base of the painting, and a small ghost like sail boat traverses the impastoed white surface.

Joan Snyder was born in Highland Park, NJ in 1940. She received an AB from Douglass College in 1962 and a MFA from Rutgers University in 1966. She lives and works in Brooklyn and Woodstock, NY. Throughout her career, Snyder has received a host of prestigious awards and honors. Most recently, in 2007, as mentioned above, she was honored as a recipient of The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.

Betty Cunningham Gallery
541 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 242-2772

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15. Barbara Hammer, Peter Cramer, Jack Waters, FF Alumns, at MoMA, Manhattan, Sept. 20

Jack Waters and Peter Cramer are guests respondents with Maria Pramaggiore, Professor of Film Studies at North Carolina State University
following the screening of Barbara Hammer's film "Nitrate Kisses" in which they appear
http://press.moma.org/images/press/Barbara_Hammer/BarbaraHammer_Release_FINAL.pdf

September 20 Monday 7pm.
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd St.
NYC

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16. Esther K. Smith, FF Alumn, at Brooklyn Borough Hall, Sept. 12, and more

Purgatory Pie Press is exhibiting at Brooklyn Book Festival -booth 21
Sunday, September 12 | 10am - 6pm
Brooklyn Book Festival

BROOKLYN BOROUGH HALL
209 JORALEMON ST
BROOKLYN, NY 11201

Noon: make a simple book at a free hands-on workshop with Esther K Smith, featured author of Magic Books & Paper Toys, How to Make Books, and The Paper Bride .

and

Monday Sept 13, 4-8
Potluck Dinner (bring your recipe) and Free Flagbook Cookbook Workshop:
Etsy Labs, Craft Night 55 Washington St # 512 Dumbo, Brooklyn
Virtual Labs 5pm www.etsy.com/virtual_labs.php
www.etsy.com/storque/how-to/how-tuesday-flag-book-cookbook-10152/

and

Purgatory Pie Press Northwest exhibit Thru October 1
Magic Books & Paper Toys: limited editions, artist books, and proofs and examples from the trade books
Collins Memorial Library::University of Puget Sount, 1500 N Warner St::Tacoma, WA

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17. LuLu LoLo, City Reliquary Museum, FF Alumns, in "The Guide to Odd New York"

LuLu LoLo and Dan Evans' Crabapple Chapel is in a NYC Guide Book and also in the book is the City Reliquary Museum "The Guide to Odd New York: Unusual Places, Weird Attractions and the City's Most Curious Sights" by Allan Ishac and Cari Jackson with illustrations by JJ Rudisill

Website: http://www.oddnewyork.com/

Also on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Guide-Odd-New-York-
Attractions/dp/0615372538

Slideshow of the Crabapple Chapel:
http://www.ordinarystories.com/thecrabapplechapel/

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18. Helen Varley Jamieson, FF Alumn, in Fourth Online Festival of Live Performance, October 10-11

101010: the Fourth Online Festival of Live Performance
More than 50 artists from around the world will collaborate online, in real time, to present 18 cyberformances in the 101010 UpStage Festival, 10-11 October 2010. The diverse programme ranges from who-dunnits, sports training and comedy, to physical and theoretical explorations of contemporary digital life – and more. Most of the shows, which are no longer than 20 minutes each, will be performed twice during the festival to cater for audiences in different time zones. Here's a taste of what you can look forward to. Virtual Theatre, a Canadian group, whose innovative show Lines in 090909 involved audience members drawing mandalas that magically animated, will this year unveil a new, top-secret, interactive tool in Murder 2.0, enabling the audience to solve a murder. Wireless network data will be used to create colourful visuals in Colourful WiFi Network. The New Zealand school children who presented Maui and the Sun last year have created a new show, West Side's Story. Some performances, such as Theatre of Exchange, make-shift, X marks the spot, Sprinkler Fountain and Aquifer Fountain, are elements of larger projects that audiences can continue to follow after the festival. More details about all of the shows is online at www.upstage.org.nz.

Audiences can participate from anywhere in the world with a standard browser and internet connection. There will also be ten "real life" access nodes, located in New Zealand, Canada, the USA, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia and Vietnam. Nodes are physical venues where audiences gather to share the experience of the performances. In Auckland, the 101010 node is part of Tempo, New Zealand's major dance festival, while the first-ever open air node will take place at Le Petit Versaille in New York. Details of the locations and times of the nodes are below. UpStage is a web-based platform for cyberformance – live online performance by remote players; audiences need only to click on a link in an email or web page to access the performances, and everything happens in the web browser. Audiences can interact with the players and each other via a text chat (and, in the case of Murder 2.0, via other yet-to-be-revealed means!).

UpStage is open source and is currently being developed and maintained by students from Auckland University of Technology's School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences. The UpStage server is generously hosted by CityLink. The 101010 UpStage Festival has received a grant from Creative New Zealand, and festival documentation is sponsored by Stray Media. The 101010 UpStage Festival is the fourth annual international showcase of cyberformance created in UpStage; it is curated by Vicki Smith and Helen Varley Jamieson, two of the original instigators of UpStage.

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19. Miriam Schaer, FF Alumn, fall calendar

Dear Friends,

It’s been a while since my last mailing, and I’m sorry not to have been better about staying in touch, especially with so much going on.

Many of you know that last year I commuted from Brooklyn to Chicago to be a Visiting Lecturer in the Interdisciplinary MFA program in Book and Paper at Columbia College Chicago. My biggest news is they have asked me back for two more years, as a Lecturer. It’s an amazing program, working with my colleagues Melissa Potter and Clifton Meador is great, the facilities are incredible and the students are quite wonderful. I’m looking forward to a great year!

There is so much coming up this fall. There are a number of exhibitions in which I will be participating:

Fall Exhibitions and Events

I am also participating in a number of exhibitions this Fall. Coming up first, I will be doing an installation as part of the Space and Sequence show curated by Jae Rossman, Sep. 14 – Oct. 31, 2010, at the Free Library of Philadelpha, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia PA.

I will be giving a lecture — Books Gone Wild! — on non-traditional book structures at Central Booking Art Space, 111 Front Street, Gallery 210, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Sept. 24, 6.30 PM. $8 at the door.

So Gay A Flower, in Sequenced Fiber, University of Omaha
Next up: So Gay A Flower in Sequenced Fibers, curated by Karen Kunc, Oct. 1-29, 2010, at the University of Nebraska Lincoln Weber Fine Arts Building, Omaha.

Unwearable, curated by Jean Clad, will be on view Sept. 10 – Feb. 20, 2011 at Los Angeles World Airport.

Material Translations: Artists’ Books from 1970 Till Now, curated by Michael Joseph. Arts Council of Princeton, Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ, Oct. 7 – Nov. 24, 2010,

Ordinary Torture, curated by Maureen Cummins for the ACLU Conference in Torture Awareness, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NY, NY. Nov. 1, 2010-Jan. 31, 2011

TriFold, curated by Yuko Nii, at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, 135 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211. Oct. 12 – Nov. 27.

My work will be featured on Nanomajority for the month of November, as part of a seven month project with Art364B, a critique group I have been meeting with for the past five years. Critic and curator Jennifer Musawwir introduces the project this month.

Hands of Josephus III, completes the series of five books.

Exhibition news from last fall and spring are all up on my [website].(http://miriamschaer.com/category/news/) There is a lovely catalog from Fit To Be Bound, at The Everson Museum in Syracuse, NY, available to download. There are also pdfs of the review of Reader’s Art 10 at The Susan Hensel Gallery in Minneapolis, MN, that appeared in the UWE Newsletter, and of the review of Rare Editions which appeared in Surface Design Journal, Lehman college. Both menitioned my work, as well as an image.

I’d love hear from you and what you are up to! If for any reason you do not with to receive these emails please let me know. Also feel free to ‘friend’ me on Facebook, where I have been posting my NY/Chicago commuting adventures, as well as information about exhibitions and lectures.

Miriam Schaer

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20. Hannah Wilke, FF Alumn, at Ronald Feldman Gallery, Manhattan, opening Sept. 11

Please join us for an opening reception on
Saturday, September 11 from 6-8 pm.

HANNAH WILKE
EARLY DRAWINGS
September 11 - October 30

... throughout her [Wilke's] graphic oeuvre, the issue of beauty is as central as it is in her photographic self-portraits. -Nancy Princenthal, Hannah Wilke, 2010

The Feldman Gallery will present more than fifty drawings from the '50s through the '70s by Hannah Wilke, few of which have ever been exhibited before. Wilke, an early feminist whose photographic self-portraits and sculptures have become icons of contemporary art history, also made drawings throughout her career which are original in their own right. The early drawings confirm Wilke's talent as a draftsperson and colorist and foretell themes and practices that she would continue to explore until her death from lymphoma at the age of 52 in 1993.

The earliest drawings in the exhibition include abstractions of vaginal and phallic forms from the late '50s and early '60s when Wilke was barely in her twenties. Pastel drawings, playful and exuberant, depict a profusion of polymorphous shapes in Pop and muted colors on a variety of paper surfaces, including quality art paper, Artboard, perforated pads, and small cards. Larger charcoal drawings, graphically sexual and, at the same time, elegantly formal, mirror her sculptural concerns to invent a new "female iconography" that began with box-like shapes and later evolved into the open, gestural forms of her latex, ceramic and gum sculptures.

Wilke's subsequent drawings become more decorous. Stanley Landsman and This Was Once My Mother's Plate, both from 1966, include delicate line drawings and refer to Wilke's personal history, which informs her later photographic works. Collages from the '60s and '70s combine vintage postcards of sentimental subjects with geometric lines and fields of soft color. Self-Portrait as Angel for the Museum of Modern Art (1976) parallels Wilke's performative self-portraits that enact the ways in which the female body is consumed culturally. Crucifixion Complex (1978) combines word-play with doodles of her signature "gum" sculptures, and Criminal Fingerprint Record (1977) merges performance and real life.

The gallery will host a book-signing on September 29 (6:00 - 8:00PM) for the monograph Hannah Wilke by Nancy Princenthal, published by Prestel, which will be released in the United States in September. Gestures, a catalogue accompanying Wilke's one-person exhibition at the Neuberger Museum of Art, was recently published.

The Feldman Gallery has represented Hannah Wilke since 1972. Future concurrent New York group exhibitions that will include her work are "The Talent Show" at PS 1 opening in late November and "The Deconstructive Impulse: Women Artists Reconfigure the Signs of Power, 1973 - 1992," at the Neuberger Museum of Art opening January 15, 2011. Her work is currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art in "The Original Copy" through November 1 and is also included in "Contemporary Art from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art" through September 12 and "Off The Wall" at the Whitney Museum through September 19. Wilke is represented in many museum collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Guggenheim Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Centre Pompidou, Paris and the Verbund Collection, Vienna.

There will be a reception on Saturday, September 11 from 6:00 - 8:00PM. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00AM - 6:00PM. Monday by appointment. The gallery will be closed Saturday, September 18. For more information, contact Sarah Paulson at (212) 226-3232 or sarah@feldmangallery.com.

RONALD FELDMAN FINE ARTS
31 Mercer Street | New York, NY 10013 | 212-226-3232 | www.feldmangallery.com

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21. Adele Ursone, FF Member, at The Arsenal Gallery, Manhattan, opening Sept. 16

ARBOREAL
Barbara Andrus Nancy Manter Avy Claire Adele Ursone
September 17th - October 28th, 2010
Artist’s Reception: Thursday, September 16, 2010, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Arsenal Gallery | The Arsenal in Central Park | 5th Avenue at 64th Street, third floor
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. | Closed holidays
For more information: (212) 360-8163 or visit www.nyc.gov/parks
City of New York
Parks & Recreation
Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor
Adrian Benepe, Commissioner

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22. Andy Warhol, FF Alumn, at Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland, thru Jan. 23, 2011

Andy Warhol
The Early Sixties
Paintings and Drawings 1961–1964
5 September 2010 – 23 January 2011

Kunstmuseum Basel
St. Alban-Graben 16
CH-4010 Basel
Switzerland
www.kunstmuseumbasel.ch
In the early 1960s, after a successful career as a commercial artist, Andy Warhol decided to devote himself to the fine arts. Even so, consumerism and the media-oriented nature of mass production continued to be the main thrust of his work. The exhibition highlights the artist's seminal years from 1961 to 1964. It was then that Warhol made the transition, step by step, from an individual visual idiom to mediatized, collective visual material and, along with it, to mechanized production. In consequence, he called into question the very foundations of artistic categories in the age of modernism.

The exhibition is the first ever to explicitly address this transitional period in Warhol's œuvre, demonstrated, for example, by the fact that in 1962 Warhol painted more than one variation on the same picture. One version may show traces of the gestural and expressive painting process while another – though still painted by hand – already shows the diagrammatic reduction and coolness of his later work. In selected groups of work, viewers can study his approach to silkscreening on a monochromatic ground. Paintings or drawings of Campbell´s Soup Cans and Dollar Bills are especially indicative of the scope of his work from the gestural beginnings to repetitive series of prints. The exhibition culminates in the famous Star series of Elvis and Liz, a gallery of Death & Disaster and the first Flowers series of 1964. Some 70 paintings and drawings will be on view, including major works from the holdings of the Kunstmuseum Basel and the Kupferstichkabinett.

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23. Catherine Bay, FF Alumn, at Fondation Cartier, Paris, France, Sept. 9

Catherine Bay, FF Alumn, will be performing at the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain in Paris, France, on September 9th at 9 pm.

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24. Anahi Caceres, FF Alumn, at Fundacion Osde, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sept. 8, and more

IUNA (Instituto Universitarrio Nacional del Arte) Visual Arts & Music - Sound Departments of the Institute presents Anahí Cáceres

8 de septiembre 2010. *
IUNA- Artes Visuales Tercer Encuentro de Investigación en Arte. Secretaría de Investigación, Ciencia y Tecnología para las Artes, con el auspicio de la Secretaría de Posgrado.

15 hs- Presentación de "Ensayos sobre percepción creación artística" por Anahí Cáceres – Manuel O. Cáceres, Editorial Dunken 2010 ISBN:978-987-02. IUNA. Participan Anahí Cáceres y Laura Zaffore

Fundación OSDE. Suipacha 658 - 1er piso, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

8 de septiembre 2010. *

IUNA -Departamento de Artes Musicales y Sonoras, Instituto de Investigación en Artes Musicales Carmen García Muñoz.Centro de Género, Estética y Música I Jornada de Música y Género, Desafíos y conquistas de la mujer en el arte y la gestión. Conciertos, conferencias y mesas redondas.

16,30 hs. Anahí Cáceres - Presentación de Ensayos sobre la percepción –
creación artística. Editorial Dunken 2010

Sala García Morillo- Avenida Córdoba 2445, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

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University Concepción Campus Los Angeles- Chile presents Anahí Cáceres:

22 de septiembre 2010.
Jornada "ENSAYOS SOBRE ARTES VISUALES Y CIENCIA" Universidad de Concepción Campus Los Angeles- Chile Auditorio del Edificio Dr. Manuel Rioseco.

15,25-Presentación del libro "Ensayos sobre la percepción-creación artística", Editorial Dunken-Buenos Aires – Argentina (2010), a cargo de los autores: Dr. Manuel Osvaldo Cáceres, profesor del Instituto Balseiro Centro Atómico Bariloche-Argentina y Anahí Cáceres investigadora en Artes Visuales del Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte (IUNA), Buenos Aires-Argentina.

Edificio Dr. Manuel Rioseco V. Juan Antonio Coloma Nº 0201.

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25. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, now online at www.provincetown.com

Interview with Artist Jay Critchley
By Laura Shabott
August 29th, 2010

Jay Critchley is wildly original. He encrusts motels with sand, mummifies a car in a mausoleum and made a septic tank into a theater. His art is an extension of Provincetown; its changes and uniqueness as varied as the town and its culture.

We meet at his home, a haven for artists in the summer. A roommate is doing his vocals as we chat about Jay’s art, life and the upcoming Swim for Life Saturday, September 11th.

Q: What brought you to Provincetown?

A: I needed to check into another world. I was married with a pregnant wife. She had family in Truro and our visit never ended. My son was born here and we soon divorced. He's a real Townie, living in Wareham as a single dad with two kids.

Q: Did you go to art school?

A: Not the brick and mortar kind. Provincetown was my hands-on laboratory, starting with the medium of sand, plastic tampon applicators, fish skins - the harbor is my medium, and my historic septic theater. I came out here as a "born again" artist.

Q: You create art through ritual, for example, your annual Re-Rooters Day, a ceremony at the flats across from the Cape Inn. When did conceptual performance become a part of your expression?

A: I was an obedient Catholic altar boy, singing Gregorian Chants to the mystical body of Christ. My father was a trapper who skinned fox, muskrats, mink and raccoon in our basement. This was man's territory, and the stretched, drying pelts had a musk scent. My performances include song, costumes and ritual.

Q: The upcoming Provincetown Swim for Life is a wonderful creation. How did it begin?

A: It was really a response to the medical waste that covered New England beaches in the 1970’s. Here, the harbor was still pristine. In 1988, Walter McLean and I decided to honor the harbor by swimming from Long Point to the Boatslip. A boater volunteered to spot us. People thought it couldn’t be done but we did it. Two weeks later, we organized the first Swim for Life with twelve people. 23 years later, it has grown into a fundraiser, performance piece, Mermaid Brunch and a Celebration of Life concert produced by John Thomas. A different artist produces an image each year for the t-shirt. There are over 150 volunteers. Last year, 360 people swam from Long Point to shore.

Q: This is a huge undertaking. What is your favorite moment in the Swim?

A: It’s so satisfying to see the joy on people’s faces when they walk out of the water as they complete the Swim. My very favorite moment is watching the swimmers leave Long Point after I wave my red lamay flag. Hundreds of neon caps are bobbing toward the Boatslip, town and the Monument. It is a site-sensitive performance art piece with the backdrop of the harbor and skyline.

Q: Who benefits from this amazing event?

A: The community, me, the swimmers, kayakers and volunteers. The swimmers immerse themselves in the cleansing waters of Provincetown Harbor in honor of someone - living, sick or deceased. At registration, people may write the names of those they love on the ribbons. These prayer ribbons are a kinetic witness to the event.

We raise funds for Helping Our Women, AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod. Outer Cape Health Services, Lower Cape Ambulance, Provincetown Rescue Squad, Soup Kitchen of Provincetown and Academy at Provincetown High School. Last year we raised $200.000.

My most important concern is the safety of the swimmers. Kayakers play a very important role by providing water or rest for the swimmers. The kayakers are the glue; the safety net of the event. This year, we have new lime green buoys along the swim route. There is our medical team and the Rescue Squad on shore for any emergencies.

Q: The Swim for Life is part of the Provincetown Community Compact. What is that?

A: The Compact is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that enhances the health and well being of the community with the Swim for Life, two Dune Shack residencies in the National Seashore and The Thinkubator, a fiscal sponsor for grass roots art and community projects. We provide the nuts and bolts so that groups like the Tennessee Williams Theater Festival and the Provincetown International Film Festival can eventually become self sustaining with their own non-profit status.

Q: You also have a show in New York next year.

A: I will have my first solo show in NYC at Freight+Volume, Nick Lawrence’s gallery in Chelsea. He runs DNA here in Provincetown.

Jay’s vision is far reaching. It was a privilege to spend time with one of Provincetown’s great artists.

Columnist/Artist Laura Shabott loves to write about Provincetown and the people that make it so special.

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26. Alan Sondheim, FF Alumn, now online at youtube.com

http://www.youtube.com/OdysseySimulator#p/a/u/1/ppDASY7icxU

Liz Solo video of Odyssey performance with Alan Sondheim, Sandy Baldwin. This is one of the best videos, if not the best, of the installation/performance work I've done. (The installation was up earlier, constructed and deconstructed during the performance as well; Sandy performed brilliantly with text and movement in the complex environment.) Do check this out, and it's on YouTube, making it simple and a joy to watch – set your computer at 720p if you can.

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27. Jung Hee Choi at MELA Foundation, Manhattan, thru Sept. 11

MELA Foundation presents Jung Hee Choi: Ahata Anahata, Manifest Unmanifest III
Jung Hee Choi
Ahata Anahata, Manifest Unmanifest III
21 August – 11 September 2010

MELA Foundation Dream House
275 Church Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10013
Between Franklin & White Streets in Tribeca
212-925-8270
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 6 pm to Midnight

MELA Foundation presents Jung Hee Choi's recent works, Ahata Anahata, Manifest Unmanifest III, Thursday through Saturday, August 21 – September 11, 2010, 6 pm to midnight, in the MELA Dream House, 275 Church Street, 3rd floor, New York.

Ahata Anahata, Manifest Unmanifest III features three large-scale multimedia installations, a series of drawings, videos and a new sound environment, Tonecycle Base 65 Hz, 2:3:7 Vocal Version with La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela and Jung Hee Choi improvising over the implied tonic. The relationship of the improvisations to the drone continuously elaborates the musical meaning of the pitch. This exhibition also premiers the installation work Composition 2010 #1 created with needlepoint drawings on black wrap with video. The drawings are viewed as indiscernibly moving light from video projection glowing through the pinholes creating abstract and analogous representation of Manifest Unmanifest.

In a further expansion of the concept of Ahata Anahata, Manifest Unmanifest presented at Tompkins Square Gallery in 2007 and MELA Dream House in 2009, this show illuminates various aspects of Choi's works and their relationships across different media.

Choi has written, "This series of environmental compositions involves the concept of "Manifest, Unmanifest" created with various media including video, drawing, incense, performance and sound. This synthesis of expression collectively creates an intersubjective space as a unified continuum. In rejecting our current mode of perception that stresses 'sight' as the primary model of organizing the sensorium, this series of works emphasizes the totality of sense perceptions as a single unit to create a state of immersion. It is especially meaningful for me to show my works in the Dream House space because my work has evolved from the visionary inspiration of La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela. With this exhibition audiences may experience Young and Zazeela's concept of eternity taking a form of ephemeral presence that is infinitely variable while flowing from the principles they have delineated."

Jung Hee Choi has worked in a variety of media: in painting, drawing, video, photography, sculpture, performance, sound and multi-media installations, including several solo and group shows in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Utilizing both traditional and highly experimental techniques, Choi's vision has led to the development of a unique artistic language. Choi has presented series of environmental compositions involving the concept of "Manifest, Unmanifest" created with video, drawing, incense, performance and sound. Her synthesis of expression in this series collectively creates an intersubjective space as a unified continuum and emphasizes the totality of sense perceptions as a single unit to create a state of immersion.

Choi presented RICE, a video sound performance and installation in a setting of Marian Zazeela's Imagic Light environment in the MELA Dream House, NYC, in May--June 2003, and in October--November 2005 as a part of the La Monte Young 70th birthday celebration. The 2003 presentation was chosen as one of The 10 Best of 2003 in the December Artforum. Chrissie Iles wrote, "This video-sound work was presented in May at Dream House, the permanent installation of La Monte Young's eternal music and Marian Zazeela's magenta lights, and one of Dia founder Heiner Friedrich's great legacies. A hypnotic projection of rotating mandalic forms radiated out from Zazeela's magenta color field like silent fireworks, while the sound of Choi tracing a circle around the top of an overturned cooking pot with a rice paddle created a single repeating tone that resonated deep in the solar plexus." On March 28, 2009, Choi presented a live video sound performance and installation of RICE with Composition in the style of La Monte Young's 1960 sustained friction sounds in a setting of Marian Zazeela Imagic Light II in the Dream House at the Guggenheim Museum as part of The Third Mind Live series.

Choi's 3-week solo drawings, video, sound installation, Ahata Anahata, The manifest The unmanifest, As a wheel that is one-rimmed and threefold with one-hundred and one spokes and where the illusion of the one springs from the other two, was presented in April, 2007 at Tompkins Square Gallery, NYC. In a further expansion of the concept, Choi's solo exhibition, Ahata Anahata, Manifest Unmanifest II was presented at the MELA Dream House, September 2009. This exhibition featured multimedia installations, a series of drawings, videos and a sound environment, illuminating various aspects of Choi's works and their relationships across different media. Choi's video and sound works have been presented at FRESH 2007 and 2009 festivals of international video art and short films, CODE, Bangkok; Chuncheon International Mime Festival 2007 and 2008; Korea Experimental Arts Festival, 2009 and 2010; BITT Festival 2010, Korea; Diapason Sound and Intermedia Gallery, Gale Gates et al, Monkey Town, NYC; Kunst im Regenbogenstadl, Polling, Germany, Gallery Hinterconti, Hamburg, Germany. Choi's drawing-video-sound installations were exhibited in Asian Contemporary Art Fair, NYC, November 2008, and Art Asia Miami, December 2008. Choi's Multimedia installation Environmental Composition 2008 #1 was featured as part of Faces & Facts: Korean Contemporary Art in New York, Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Korean Cultural Service NY, December 2009. Choi's in-depth interview about her work is featured as part of the Asian Contemporary Art Week presentations organized by Asia Society, NY. Choi's essay, SOUND: A Basis for Universal Structure in Ancient and Modern Cosmology, was first published in the program notes for the performance of RICE as part of The Third Mind Live series, Guggenheim Museum. It discusses the historical outline of inaudible sound vibrations that appear in ancient writings, including Mesopotamian, Greek, Vedic, Asian and Islamic texts, the physical characteristics of sound and the relationship of these ancient concepts to contemporary scientific discoveries.

In 1999, Choi became a disciple of La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela in the study of music and art, with the classical Kirana tradition gandha bandh red-thread ceremony in 2003. In 2002 she became a founding member of The Just Alap Raga Ensemble and has performed as vocalist in every concert including those at the MELA Dream House, the 2009 Yoko Ono Courage Award Ceremony, and the Merce Cunningham Memorial. Since 2008 Choi has been teaching Raga as an instructor at the Kirana Center for Indian Classical Music. Choi has collaborated with Young and Zazeela to produce long-term video documentation of their lives and work, including the Dream House and affiliated events. For the La Monte Young Marian Zazeela and The Just Alap Raga Ensemble long-term video installation of "05 II 05 PM NYC" Raga Sundara, ektal vilampit khayal set in Raga Yaman Kalyan at the Kunst im Regenbogenstadl Dream House, Polling, Germany, Choi was both video director and video mastering producer, as well as a vocalist in the Ensemble. Choi also directed the video of the March 21, 2009 Just Alap Raga Ensemble concert from the Guggenheim Dream House, featuring Young, Zazeela, Jung Hee Choi and Da'ud Constant, voices; Jon Catler, sustainer electric guitar; Charles Curtis, cello; and Naren Budhkar, tabla, which has now been installed permanently at Kunst im Regenbogenstadl, Polling, Germany from the opening of their 2009 season, replacing the video of the 2005 Raga Sundara performance.

Choi graduated summa cum laude from NYU. She was founding producer and director for Mantra TV, a cable and webcast vehicle for advanced arts in New York City and Korea from 1998 to 2006. Her programs featured original works of art, music, dance, experimental film, and discussions of creative processes. Choi curated BITT Festival for the Arts 2010; film/video programs for the Korea Experimental Arts Festival, 2010; Syn Aesthetics, the Media Mavericks 1st Experimental Film Festival 2006. She co-curatored KUEIP 2007, 2008 and 2009 (KU Exhibition of International Professors, Seoul, Korea). Choi received The Experimental Television Center's Finishing Funds 2006 award, supported by the Electronic Media and Film Program at NYSCA.

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28. Yael Kanarek, FF Alumn, at bitforms gallery, Manhattan, opening Sept. 10

YAEL KANAREK
Notyetness
SEPTEMBER 7 - OCTOBER 15, 2010
RECEPTION: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 6:30-8:30 PM

bitforms gallery is pleased to announce Notyetness, a third solo exhibition by Yael Kanarek. With an art practice that centers on the marriage of language and space, Kanarek studies inner landscape and its intersection with the geopolitcal plane. Employing modes of authorship such as storytelling and multilingualism, Kanarek manipulates the biographical predisposition of cultural associations. Her work enters spaces of meaning determined by a global network and the negotiation of identity that occurs when confronted with multiple systems.

As an Israeli-American, Kanarek's perception is tempered with an awareness of post-national borderlines. Notyetness, the exhibition's title, is borrowed from an essay by curator Reem Fadda who uses the term to describe the Palestinian national project. A driving force of action and self-regeneration, notyetness proposes a constant lack and a state of temporal future arrangements in Palestinian/Isreali reality. A break in the period of digress, it is a zone where everything is possible. It is a patient moment that emerges in spatial metamorphoses and disfiguration.

Playing with temporality, the video work "Jerusalem to Tel Aviv" uses footage shot from the window of a taxi van and synchronizes the clips to an annual clock. Structured to reflect current time, the orderly night landscape along Highway 1 changes subtly - keeping the viewer continuously on the road somewhere between the two cities. Likened to the idea of time travel, Kanarek poses a theoretical beginning in the ancient city, and an ending in one that is modernized and cosmopolitan.

In the exhibition Kanarek also uses the square as a basic metaphor for space. At the surface of these works is a territory that is marked by both Modernism and globalization. "Narratives about the struggle over space are universal," says Kanarek. "I am interested in psychological spaces of action."

Probing this universality, the series Nude melds subject and medium. In these squarely formatted linguistic compositions, the meaning of spatial construct becomes loaded with psychological baggage. Using bright blues, green and yellow the words "not yet" in Hebrew and Arabic are organized in the picture plane, describing a collective feeling of mixed emotion. Likewise the word "white" configures the new interpretations of selected modernist icons, such as Josef Albers "Homage to the Square". Through the shuffling of physical properties that construct our use of language (matter, shape and sound), Kanarek's work examines how verbal signifiers operate emotionally. Also part of the exhibit is an intense look at formal construction of the swastika.

Sensing the body as a creator and destroyer of space, Kanarek tangles her relationship with the viewer by violently cutting a love letter out of the gallery wall. Left in a state of demolition, chunks of text sit in remnants along the floor. An area of negotiation, the gallery walls are marked by the artist in a primal manipulation of territory and relationship. Also visceral, but on a different scale, clay sculptures in the gallery draw upon personal and imaginative gestures. Using vocabularies of jewelry and gaming-Kanarek slices into the clay with gold and silver findings, or inserts her fingers to render the clay into dice.

bitforms gallery nyc
529 West 20th St, between 10th and 11th Aves
2nd Floor Main Gallery Hours: Tue-Sat, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
6th Floor Project Room Hours: Wed-Sat, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM, starting Sept 11

Directions to bitforms gallery
Nearest subway is the C/E to 23rd St in Chelsea. Gallery is located between 10th and 11th Ave.

For images and more information please call 212.366.6939 or visitwww.bitforms.com

bitforms gallery is devoted to emerging and established artists who embrace new media and contemporary art practices.

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