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Contents for October 5, 2010
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1. Peter Cramer, Jack Waters, Papo Colo, FF Alumns, at Exit Art, Manhattan, Oct. 15
2. Beverly Naidus, FF Alumn, at Bioneers Conference, San Rafael, CA, Oct. 17, and more
3. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, announces October calendar
4. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, at MoMA, Manhattan, Oct. 4
5. Linda Stein, FF Alumn, at Cotteey College, MO, opening Oct. 15 and more
6. Alicia Grullon, FF Alumn, at the Bronx Museum of Art, Oct. 6
7. Susana Cook, FF Alumn, at WordFest, Banff, Canada, Oct. 12-17
8. Max Gimblett, FF Alumn, at Japan Society Gallery, Manhattan, thru Jan 16, 2011
9. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at Tennessee Williams Fest, Provincetown MA, Sept. 23-26
10. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, at WAH Center, Brooklyn, opening Oct. 12
11. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Czech Republic, Oct. 7-26
12. Marina Abramovic, Matt Mullican, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns, at Cooper Union, Manhattan, opening Oct. 19
13. Hans Haacke, Angel Nevarez, Adrian Piper, William Pope.L, Valerie Tevere, FF Alumns, at The New Museum, Manhattan, October 6–January 9, 2011
14. Angel Nevarez, Valerie Tevere, FF Alumns, at Henie Onstad Art Centre, Norway, thru Jan. 16, 2011, and more
15. Willie Cole, FF Alumn, at CUNY Grad Center, Manhattan, opening Oct. 12
16. Alan Sondheim, FF Alumn, at Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 9
17. Helen Varley Jamieson, FF Alumn, announces 101010 Upstage Festival live online performance
18. Gregory Sholette, FF Alumn, at Plato’s Cave, Brooklyn, opening Oct. 8
19. LuLu LoLo, Harley Spiller, FF Alumns, at The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, Oct. 11
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1. Peter Cramer, Jack Waters, Papo Colo, FF Alumns, at Exit Art, Manhattan, Oct. 15

Peter Cramer and Jack Waters are participants in the Alternative Histories Symposia @ EXIT ART.

Friday, October 15 / 7–9pm
What is Alternative? / What is the Future of the Alternative?

Moderator: Robert Storr, Dean of Yale School of Art and former Curator in Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, NY (1990 – 2002)

Participants: Papo Colo, Artistic Director / Co-Founder, Exit Art; Martha Wilson, Founder / Director, Franklin Furnace;
Peter Cramer and Jack Waters, Former Directors of ABC No Rio, Founders / Director of Le Petit Versailles; Bridget Finn, Cleopatra's

This opening conversation amongst founders / directors of early and emerging alternative art spaces looks at the various definitions of an "alternative" space. Is alternative an accurate and appropriate word to describe its activities? What alternatives do these spaces provide, and for whom are they intended?

Exit Art
475 Tenth Ave
New York, NY 10018

T. 212 966 7745
F. 212 925 2928
E. info@exitart.org

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Friday 10:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Alternative Histories is a history of New York City alternative art spaces and projects since the 1960s. Through audio interviews with founders and key staff, a reading room of magazines and publications, documentation, ephemera and narrative descriptions, the exhibition will tell the story of pioneering spaces – like P.S.1, Artists Space, Fashion Moda, Taller Boricua, ABC No Rio, The Kitchen, Franklin Furnace, Exit Art, 112 Greene Street, White Columns, Creative Time, Electronic Arts Intermix, Anthology Film Archives, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Just Above Midtown, and many more – as well as document a new generation of alternative projects such as Live With Animals, Fake Estate, Apartment Show, Pocket Utopia, Cleopatra’s, English Kills Art Gallery, Triple Candie, Esopus Space, and others.

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2. Beverly Naidus, FF Alumn, at Bioneers Conference, San Rafael, CA, Oct. 17, and more

Beverly Naidus will be speaking at the Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, CA. She will moderate a panel hosted by the Women's Environmental Art Directory (WEAD) entitled: Teaching Art as a Subversive Activity: Cultural Democracy Meets Eco-Art. October 17, 2010, 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm Beverly Naidus is a pioneer in socially engaged art, author of Arts for Change: Teaching Outside the Frame. She will be joined by Stephanie Anne Johnson, Chair of the Visual and Public Art Department at California State University, Monterey Bay; Richard Kamler, internationally renowned artist, educator, curator and activist; Magdalena Gomez, award-winning playwright, poet-performer and educator; Deborah Barndt, international activist, professor in Environmental Studies, artist and author of ten books including Wild Fire: Art as Activism. http://www.bioneers.org/conference/2010-conference-sessions-and-events/teaching-art-as-a-subversive-activity

Beverly Naidus will also be speaking on her work and the eco-art movement at the Gentle Actions conference in Oslo, Norway on Oct 23rd and 24th. Her workshop and seminar talks are entitled: Stirring the Compost: Eco-art Strategies for Resistance and Resilience.

http://gentleactions.wordpress.com/about/

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3. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, announces October calendar

Friends, if you're around please join me for these different events. Thanks, Doug

Exhibitions and Events:

Katonah Museum, opening 10/2/10
CBA_Cut_Sarah Lawrence, opening 10/7/10
WAH-Brooklyn, NY, opening 10/12/10

A Stitch in Jewish Time: Provocative Textiles
September 7, 2010 – June 30, 2011

Opening Reception: Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
RSVP and photo ID required: aglazer@huc.edu or (212) 824-2293

Significant international textile artists explore issues of Jewish history, culture, social justice, ritual, and sacred texts. Forty-one artists include Yaacov Agam, Andi Arnovitz, Helène Aylon, Doug Beube, Judy Chicago, Adam Cohen, Laurie Gross, Greg Lauren, Peachy Levy, Norma Minkowitz, Mark Podwal, Elaine Reichek, Lisa Rosowsky, Miriam Schapiro, Laurie Wohl, and Estelle Yarinsky.

Location: One West 4th Street (between Broadway and Mercer Street), Manhattan
Subway: R/W to 8th St./NYU; 6 to Astor Place; A/C/E/B/D/F/V to West 4th St.
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm;
Select Sundays (September 26, October 31, November 7, November 21, December 5, December 19, January 9,
January 23, February 13, March 27, April 10), 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Admission: FREE. Photo ID required.
Group Tours and Information: aglazer@huc.edu or (212) 824-2293
www.huc.edu/museum/ny

and

Central Booking, Brooklyn, NY, talk, Friday, 10/15/10

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4. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, at MoMA, Manhattan, Oct. 4

Barbara Hammer, FF Aumn, at Modern Mondays, MoMA, Oct. 4

Modern Mondays: Hidden Hammer, An Evening with Barbara Hammer
Prolific and influential filmmaker Barbara Hammer presents unknown works from her archive concentrating on her performance, photography, and installation work, and discussing some of the lesser known and hidden aspects of her practice. The evening includes a reprise of some of her gender play with identity such as when she is in the role of Bob Hammer in Tender Fictions (1995) and other performance related projects that include Homage to Sappho (1978), Put a Lesbian in the Whitehouse (1979), Available Space (1979), and Changing the Shape of Film, Moving Projector and Balloon Projection (2009). Monday, October 4, 7:00. T2

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5. Linda Stein, FF Alumn, at Cotteey College, MO, opening Oct. 15 and more

Have Art: Will Travel! announces the first 10 venues scheduled for its 3-year traveling exhibition The Fluidity of Gender: Sculpture by Linda Stein. Starting at the Peter Paul Luce Gallery, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa. September 5 - October 3, 2010. Gallery Hours are Monday - Friday, 9 am - 4 pm; Sunday, 2 - 4 pm. After Luce Gallery: 2010-2013 Exhibition Traveling Schedule (to date). P.E.O. Foundation Art Gallery • Cottey College • Nevada, Mo • Oct 15 - Nov 20, 2010. Neil Britton Art Gallery • Virginia Wesleyan College • Norfolk, VA • Jan 5 - Feb 18, 2011. Anne Wright Wilson Fine Arts Gallery • Georgetown College • Georgetown, KY • Mar 3 - Apr 10, 2011. Sarratt Gallery • Vanderbilt University • Nashville, Tn • Apr 20 - May 26, 2011. GCSU Museum • Georgia College & State University • Milledgeville, Ga • Sept 14 - Nov 10, 2011. Martin Art Gallery • Muhlenberg College • Allentown, PA • Nov 21 - Dec 17, 2011. Spiva Art Center • Joplin, MO • Jul 19-Sept 7, 2012. Alexandria Museum Of Art • Alexandria, LA • Sept 21 - Nov 24, 2012. Bogigian Art Gallery • Wilson College • Chambersburg, Pa • Mar 31 - Apr 30, 2013.

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6. Alicia Grullon, FF Alumn, at the Bronx Museum of Art, Oct. 6

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I will be doing a live piece on October 6, 2010 at The BRONX MUSEUM OF ART, 1040 Grand Concourse Avenue, Bronx, NY 10456 as part of the Bronx Culture Trolley Tour
Time: 4.00PM-7:45PM. I will be doing " Illegal Death" a live piece dealing with unsolved deaths of undocumented workers throughout the New York City area.

Trolleys depart for Hostos Community College and other locations. For more details go to:
http://www.bronxarts.org/MonthlyVenuePage.asp

Hope all is well!

Alicia Grullon
www.aliciagrullon.com

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7. Susana Cook, FF Alumn, at WordFest, Banff, Canada, Oct. 12-17

I will be performing some of my new work at the WordFest 2010: Banff-Calgary International Writers Festival, which takes place Oct. 12th-17th, 2010. At the end of WordFest I will take part in the Summit Salon at the Banff Centre for the Arts.

http://www.wordfest.com/images/stories/pdfs/wordfest_guide_2010.pdf

http://www.banffcentre.ca/

Thank you!

Susana

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8. Max Gimblett, FF Alumn, at Japan Society Gallery, Manhattan, thru Jan 16, 2011

LEWIS HYDE & MAX GIMBLETT
OXHERDING
JAPAN SOCIETY GALLERY, NEW YORK
OCTOBER 1, 2010 - JANUARY 16, 2011

oxherding

Created by painter Max Gimblett and author Lewis Hyde, oxherding is a contemporary American version of the Ten Oxherding Pictures, a Zen parable. The original Chinese texts tell of a herder who searches for an elusive ox. Combined with images, they serve as an instructional tool, guiding Zen monks through successive stages of awareness toward enlightenment.

Gimblett is one of New Zealand’s most distinguished and honored artists, while Hyde, a MacArthur "Genius" award recipient, is celebrated for his clear-eyed perspective and intense sensitivity to the nuance and beauty of language. The two met in the early 1990s and began to work collaboratively at Gimblett’s studio in New York. Begun in 2002 and completed in 2010, oxherding consists of ten ink drawings, ten poems with prefaces, and a set of jointly produced artist books.

Hyde started by gathering existing translations of the Ten Oxherding Pictures texts and made his own first drafts, "translating from English to English." Working with a specialist adviser, he then moved character by character through the Chinese poems until he understood how they were constructed and what they had to say. Finally he produced three English versions: a "one-word ox" (one English word per Chinese character), a "spare-sense ox" (each Chinese syntactic unit translated into a simple English sentence), and an "American ox" which takes considerable liberties while trying to be faithful to Hyde’s intuitions about the meaning of the series.

Gimblett, a Zen lay monk and student of Jungian psychology who has long viewed artistic creation as a form of meditation, brings an open mind and heart to the practice of ink drawing. Using a Chinese brush loaded with Japanese ink, he made these images rapidly, in "one breath," working from left to right across the handmade American paper. Unlike earlier Oxherding Pictures, Gimblett’s drawings are not illustrations, but rather embodiments of his spiritual connection to the themes of the series.

Suzanne De Vegh, Curator, Japan Society Gallery, New York.

oxherding is made possible in part by contributions from Brian Sweeney, Max Gimblett, and an anonymous donor.

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9. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, at Tennessee Williams Fest, Provincetown MA, Sept. 23-26

http://twptown.org/orpheus-in-the-galleries

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10. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, at WAH Center, Brooklyn, opening Oct. 12

WAH Center
(Williamsburg Art & Historical Center)
135 Broadway, ( 2nd Floor Main Gallery)
Brooklyn, NY, 11211, USA
718-486-6012 or 718-486-7372 or 917-648-4290
www.wahcenter.net
wahcenter@earthlink.net

Presents
Tri-Fold
New Perspectives on Book Arts
October 12-November 21, 2010
Opening reception: October 12 6-8 pm
"RANDOM THOUGHTS …OR NOT"
(as part of Tri-Fold)
Curated by Alexander Campos, Executive Director of the Center for Book Arts, NYC, NY
"Random Thoughts....or NOT" features 22 works in a variety of media, including paper, wood, photography, and metal by 20 artists. Several work consist of multiple components each of which can be read as an individual folio with each folio focusing on a distinct idea or thought. When the various folios are presented together, they form a cohesive body of work that can be read conceptually as an in depth narrative. Other works deal with miscellaneous information or researched data that is collected and presented in a non-linear manner and/or is altered and recontexualized to create a new prose, verse, or idea. Other artists create literary or visual narratives through pattern or rhythm by using an intuitive and/or reactionary process. Each work in this exhibition has a cohesive narrative or idea that emerges by reading the relationships between the various apparently random components. Alexander Campos

Desirée Alvarez, Tomie Arai, Brendan Carroll, Ana Paula Cordeiro, Béatrice Coron, Nicolas Dumit Estevez, Anne Gilman, Janet Goldner, Barbara Henry, Gautam Kansara, Carole P. Kunstadt, Jessica Lagunas, Joan Linder, Susan Mills, Trong Gia Nguyen, Sarah Nicholls, Domingo Nuño, Rocco Scary, Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, Harvey Tulcensky

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Williamsburg Art & Historical Center
135 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 486-6012 or (917) 648-4290
wahcenter@earthlink.net
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Yuko Nii, Founder
Yuko Nii Foundation
135 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 486-6012
yukoniifoundation@gmail.com

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11. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Czech Republic, Oct. 7-26

You are cordially invited to Tina-B: THE PRAGUE CONTEMPORARY ART FESTIVAL, 2010 at which the following events by NY performance and media artist, BARBARA ROSENTHAL, will represent the U.S. in Performance Art:

Oct. 7-26 "Push Me" (Ongoing)
SPECIAL EVENT: OCT 9 (12:00 - 15:00) Meet The Artist
"Push Me"

"Push Me"
Performance-text-image-photography video by Barbara Rosenthal
CZECH CENTRE PRAHA
Rytirska 539/31
Prague 1 Stare Mesto
+49-01512-669-4548

Friday, OCT. 8 (11am)
"The Journal Gives Me Ideas"

"The Journal Gives Me Ideas"
"A Discussion with Artists & Curators"
Barbara Rosenthal shows images and talks about her work in general
Friday, Oct. 8 (11am)
ACADEMY OF FINE ART
U Akademie 4.
Prague 7
+49-01512-669-4548

DESCRIPTION OF "PUSH ME"
2010
Photo-image-text-performance-audio-video
DVD projection. 6 minutes, looped.
Various vicissitude appear as hectic text over Rosenthal's nude body.
The artist's response to the damaging pressures of her life.
Ironic, black humor interplay, in which all viewers will recognize their own lives
and the unfortunate realities of human history through the ages.

BIO:
Barbara Rosenthal is a performance and media artist who usually incorporates original texts in her works. She was born in the Bronx borough of New York City, and currently lives and works along the Hudson River in the West Village neighborhood of the Manhattan borough. She has kept a Journal since age 11, and is known for profound introspection into life events, leading to insights about the human species, leading finally to tragi-comic art. She often uses public media to reveal private human conditions, and creates work by simple, direct means.

WIKIPEDIA:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Rosenthal
ARTIST'S WEBSITE:
http://www.emedialoft.org/artistspages/barbararosenthal.htm
RECENT REVIEW:
http://www.flashartonline.com/interno.php?pagina=newyork_det&id_art=411&det=ok&title=Barbara-Rosenthal

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12. Marina Abramovic, Matt Mullican, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns, at Cooper Union, Manhattan, opening Oct. 19

The Cooper Union
The Crude and the Rare
October 19 – November 20, 2010
Opening:
October 19, 2010, 6 to 9 pm
The Cooper Union
41 Cooper Square, Lower Level 1
New York, NY 10003

Artists include:
Marina Abramović, Terry Adkins & Blanche Bruce, Bik Van der Pol, Ursula Biemann, Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan, Mark Dion, Jimmie Durham, Grady Gerbracht, Alfredo Jaar, Sara Jordenö, Robert Kinmont, Jeff Lovett, Lize Mogel, Margaret Morton, Matt Mullican, Sophie Ristelhueber, Austin Shull, Lawrence Weiner, and Gilberto Zorio

The Crude and the Rare, a group exhibition curated by Saskia Bos and Steven Lam, explores the intersection of materiality and resource extraction in contemporary art. The exhibition includes newly commissioned projects and work made in the past few decades, some of which have never been exhibited in New York City.

With a diverse group of artists that spans multiple generations and geographic areas, the exhibition investigates the artistic use and political economy of precious substances such as gold, diamonds, oil, and other natural resources. In their raw and unrefined state these substances evoke curiosity and desire through their sheer surface, color, density, and luminosity. Once harvested and transformed, materials previously seen as natural acquire both symbolic and exchange value.

The industrialization of natural resources has resulted in numerous environmental and geopolitical conflicts. The extractive industries which are often geographically removed from the world's financial centers, include not only the workers, but also governmental entities and private investors who have historically influenced regional politics and controlled the value of the extracted materials.

The Crude and the Rare features an international roster of artists interested in the raw materiality of precious substances and the social relations created and determined by them. How has matter inspired creative process or become the subject of critical investigations, specifically in a moment in which dematerialization and connectivity are favored over tactility and presence? How can artistic labor respond to the complicated and sometimes imperceptible changes that occur in spatial territories caused by political or economic instability?

Physicality and the transformation of matter are key elements for this exhibition referencing the coming into-being, the alchemical poesis of making which mark the spiritual and the political in art. In metaphorical and concrete ways, artists both comment on the material world, and on the world of materials, "materia prima," the transcendence of which will always lie in the eyes of the beholder.

VISITOR INFORMATION:
The Cooper Union
41 Cooper Gallery
41 Cooper Square, Lower Level 1
New York, NY 10003
Entrance at 3rd Avenue and East 7th Street

Subways: Astor Place (6), 8th Street (N, R)

Web: cooper.edu/art/exhibitions/crude-rare/
Email: artschool@cooper.edu
Phone: 212.353.4200

Gallery hours: Tues – Sat. 11 am to 6 pm, closed Monday and Sundays

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Details of the World: A Conversation with Mark Dion, J Henry Fair, Sara Jordenö, Sophie Ristelhueber, moderated by Jeffrey Kastner.

Tuesday, October 28, 6 – 8 pm

The Cooper Union Great Hall
East 7th Street at Third Avenue
New York, NY 10003

This project was funded in part by generous support from David Zwirner, The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States, and The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design.

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13. Hans Haacke, Angel Nevarez, Adrian Piper, William Pope.L, Valerie Tevere, FF Alumns, at The New Museum, Manhattan, October 6–January 9, 2011

The Last Newspaper
Multimedia available

The New Museum will present "The Last Newspaper," a major exhibition inspired by the ways artists approach the news and respond to the stories and images that command the headlines. The exhibition will animate the Museum with signature artworks and a constant flow of information-gathering and processing undertaken by organizations and artist groups that have been invited to inhabit offices within the museum’s galleries. Partner organizations will use on-site offices to present their research, engage in rapid prototyping, and stage public dialogues, opening up the galleries as spaces of intellectual production as well as display. For visitors, "The Last Newspaper" will be a unique site of dialogue, participation, and critical thinking, posing new possibilities for a contemporary art museum experience. The exhibition is co-curated by Richard Flood, Chief Curator of the New Museum, and Benjamin Godsill, Curatorial Associate.

The partner organizations that will form the active "departments" of "The Last Newspaper" exhibition include: the Center for Urban Pedagogy; StoryCorps; Latitudes; The Slought Foundation; INABA, Columbia University’s C-Lab; Joseph Grima and Kazys Varnlis/Netlab; and Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere. These partners will weave their topics together in on-site offices and a discussion space that will host scheduled programs such as talks and informal conversations between participants, museum visitors, and featured guests such as The New York Times Feminist Reading Groups, a project by Liz Linden and Jen Kennedy dedicated to examining that day’s issue of the newspaper.

A weekly newspaper compiled by partner organization Latitudes (Max Andrews and Mariana Canepa Luna) will report on the events and discussions that take place throughout the galleries during the run of the exhibition. This publication will be distributed, free of charge, to New Museum visitors and will serve as a record of the exhibition’s proceedings in lieu of a traditional catalogue. A second weekly publication, to be called "A Temporary Newspaper," will evolve from a series of discussions, debates, interviews, and research into the epochal shifts occurring in the global information industry today. The "Temporary Newspaper" team (led by Joseph Grima and Kazys Varnelis/Netlab: Networked Architecture Lab at the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture) will engage in the entire publication process, from conception to editorial discussions and design, in full view of the public.

"The Last Newspaper" will also include a selection of important art works from 1967 to the present, in which twenty-seven artists explore their own reactions to the news, the mechanics of its dispersal, or both. Paintings, works on paper, and performance pieces by artists like Judith Bernstein, Andrea Bowers, Sarah Charlesworth, Thomas Hirschhorn, Luciano Fabro, Hans Haacke, Emily Jacir, Mike Kelley, and Wolfgang Tillmans, all disassemble and re-contextualize elements of the newspaper in an effort to take charge of, and remake, the transmission of information that defines our daily lives. Using methods of collage, mimicry, and repurposing, these works deconstruct the newspaper and address the ambiguity about what is "news".

The earliest work in "The Last Newspaper" exhibition is Luciano Fabro’s Pavement Tautology (1967), which is based on the traditional method of cleaning terrazzo, or tile floors, wherein the previous day’s newspapers are used to dry a freshly mopped floor. The most recent work in the show will be a series of paintings by Nate Lowman which he will create and install every week, working from a newspaper story and/or image that has compelled his attention. William Pope.L will supervise a performative restaging of his seminal work Eating the Wall Street Journal (2000) enlisting a team of collaborators to occasionally wander throughout the museum eating the financial daily. A suite of twenty works by Dash Snow, Untitled (2006), follows the downfall of Saddam Hussein as captured on the front pages of New York City tabloids, while Sarah Charlesworth’s Movie-Television-News-History (1979) addresses the coverage of an American newscaster’s on-camera murder by the troops of Anatasio Somoza at a check-point in Nicaragua. Featuring this arresting image as it appeared (often framed by a television window) on the front page of 27 U.S. newspapers, Charlesworth’s work shows the newspapers’ emerging dependency on electronic news formats, but also its import as a temporary but tangible record of events.

In many ways the exhibition is an exercise in citizen journalism whereby the constant re-ordering and annotation of information in both the artwork and the processes of the resident participants becomes an arena for the structuring and restructuring of truths.

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS AND PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS

Center For Urban Pedagogy
Founded in 1997, Brooklyn-based CUP is a nonprofit organization that uses art, design, and visual culture to improve public participation in urban planning and community design, particularly among historically underrepresented communities. For this exhibition, CUP will present work from the Envisioning Development Toolkits program. Created in partnership with designers and community organizations throughout New York City, the toolkits are interactive teaching tools that demystify complex topics about land use and development. Organizers use them to reach their constituents and build their own advocacy campaigns around such topics as affordable housing and zoning. In this exhibit, CUP's toolkits will be on view, and CUP staff will conduct workshops with the completed Affordable Housing Toolkit, as well as field test hands-on activities from the forthcoming Zoning Toolkit.

StoryCorps
Brooklyn-based StoryCorps gathers the life stories of Americans by having close friends and family members interview each other in specially designed recording stations placed across the country. Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 30,000 interviews from more than 60,000 participants. StoryCorps Conversations are preserved at the American Folklife Center and at the Library of Congress, and shared through weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition. For this exhibition, StoryCorps will use the New Museum’s visitor experience to research and rapidly prototype new ways to make their hundreds of thousands of hours of recorded information more readily available to the public.

Slought Foundation
This Philadelphia-based experimental organization, founded in 2002 by Aaron Levy, engages the public in dialogue about cultural and socio-political change through collaborations with cultural producers, communities, universities, and governments. For this exhibition, Slought will animate the entire New Museum with discursive displays about their Perpetual Peace Project, which explores Immanuel Kant's essay on the idea of "peace" with social theorists and political practitioners. Media stations in the interstitial spaces of the museum will accompany a shared community "arena" in the fourth-floor gallery intended for public programming, and a reading room "retreat" between the third- and fourth-floor galleries. For this exhibition, Slought and its partner institutions, including the European Union National Institutes of Culture and United Nations University, have collaborated with architect and designer Ken Saylor, as well as filmmakers Laura Hanna, Alexandra Lerman, and Project Projects.

Latitudes
Latitudes, a Barcelona-based curatorial office founded in 2005, will act as instigators and connectors between the various artworks, departments, and other participants of "The Last Newspaper." They will conceive, report, write, edit, design, and print a weekly newspaper "THE LAST POST / THE LAST GAZETTE / THE LAST REGISTER..." cataloguing the events and discussions that will take place in the gallery spaces during the duration of the exhibition. This free newspaper will be distributed to museum visitors, and a collected volume of all of the issues will serve as a record of the exhibition’s proceedings.

Joseph Grima and Kazys Varnelis/Netlab
Joseph Grima is the current editorial director of Domus magazine and the former director of the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York. Kazys Varnelis the director of the Networked Architecture Lab at the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Along with an expanded network of collaborators, Grima and Varnelis will create The New City Reader: A Newspaper of Public Space in a performance-based editorial residency at the New Museum. This residency will transform a portion of the exhibition space into a forum for discussion as well as an editorial office. Grima, Varnelis, and their collaborators will publish a weekly publication that will be distributed in the galleries and will also be posted on walls around Manhattan allowing for open public reading.

Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere
A Dutiful Scrivener looks at the framework of the obituaries section of The New York Times. Through an interview with Bill McDonald, NY Times Obituaries Editor, A Dutiful Scrivener takes viewers through the journalistic criteria of posthumous representation, writing style, judgment, newsworthiness, and the obituary to be written. We see this as an alter-mausoleum where the logging of one’s achievements and failures is transformed into a process of questioning. How might we critically reflect upon this form of writing, its limitations and word count, in order to sum up a life?

Jeffrey Inaba/C-Lab
New York-based architect Jeffrey Inaba will be working in collaboration with C-Lab, a think tank he directs at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation which studies urbanism and architecture and makes policy recommendations, to animate the galleries by examining the role of weather in the news. The focus will be on weather as the single element in newscasts that is simultaneously predicative, interactive (with other stories at the top of the hour news broadcasts), and regularly featured on the front page of newspapers.

Jacob Fabricius/Old News
Jacob Fabricius, director of the Kunsthalle Malmo in Sweden, will continue his five-year-old practice of inviting artists to create newspapers that are themselves compilations of newspaper articles and advertisements gathered over time. Fabricius will present past examples of "Old News" as well as a new issue, commissioned by the New Museum for this exhibition.

ARTISTS
Alighiero e Boetti; Judith Bernstein; Pierre Bismuth; Andrea Bowers; Francois Bucher; Sarah Charlesworth; Luciano Fabro; Robert Gober; Hans Haacke; Karl Haendel; Rachel Harrison; Thomas Hirschhorn; Emily Jacir; Larry Johnson; Mike Kelley; Nate Lowman; Sarah Lucas; Adam McEwen; Aleksandra Mir; Adrian Piper; William Pope.L; Allen Ruppersberg; Dexter Sinister; Dash Snow; Rikrit Tiravanija; Wolfgang Tillmans; and Kelley Walker.

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14. Angel Nevarez, Valerie Tevere, FF Alumns, at Henie Onstad Art Centre, Norway, thru Jan. 16, 2011, and more

Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere
The Creative Act
September 2, 2010 - January 16, 2011
Henie Onstad Art Centre, Norway
http://www.hok.no/the-creative-act.4810471-30550.html

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Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere
Manifesta 8, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art
Region of Murcia, Spain in dialogue with northern Africa
October 9, 2010 – January 9, 2011
http://www.manifesta8.com/manifesta/manifesta8.inicio

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15. Willie Cole, FF Alumn, at CUNY Grad Center, Manhattan, opening Oct. 12

Deep Impressions: Willie Cole Works on Paper
September 21, 2010–January 8, 2011
Opening Reception October 12, 5:30–7 PM

This exhibition is the first to be dedicated to surveying the prints, drawings, and other works on paper of the New Jersey–based artist Willie Cole (b. 1955). With a selection spanning more than thirty years, from a circa 1977 intense pastel self-portrait, a slave ship evoked with an ironing board, and a wide array of steam-iron impressions, to recent foreboding, graphic novel–like images, guest curator Patterson Sims demonstrates that this artist—best known for his sculpture—has found many ways with works on paper to make deep cultural and personal impressions.

Hours:
Tues & Wed: 12 Noon–8 PM
Thurs, Fri, & Sat: 12 Noon–6PM
Sun & Mon: Closed

Free Admission

The James Gallery
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th St)
New York, NY 10016

T: 1-212-817-7392
E: jamesgallery@gc.cuny.edu

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16. Alan Sondheim, FF Alumn, at Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 9

Fire Museum Presents:

Vavoom Quintet
Alan Sondheim, Helene Espvall, Barry Weisblat, Margarida Garcia, Azure Carter

Eric Carbonara

George Korein

Saturday, October 9th 8:00PM
Highwire Gallery
2040 Frankford Ave.
Philadelphia, PA $6

Vavoom Quintet:

Taking their name from a character from the Felix the Cat cartoon that could level a mountain with the sound of his voice, this is the debut performance of the Vavoom Quintet.

Starting with releases on the ESP Disk and Riverboat labels in the late 60's, multi-instrumentalist Alan Sondheim returns to Philadelphia with this new group. About his Fire Museum release Ski/nn, The Wire had this to say: He wades into each track using a strong sense of rhythm to tame and shape his often harshly dissonant figures. Whether at a stately pace or in rapid scrabble, the music evokes an ethnographic hybrid of countless string instrument traditions, from koto to bluegrass, vigorously wiping past idiomatic technique as it does so.

Perhaps best known as the cellist for Philadelphia psych-folk group Espers, Helena Espvall has collaborated with such diverse figures as Fursaxa, Oluyemi Thomas, Sharron Kraus, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Lukas Ligeti, Samara Lubelski, Eugene Chadbourne, Pauline Oliveros, Scorces, Katt Hernandez and many others.

Recently relocated from Lisbon to Brooklyn, Margarida Garcia is a central figure in Portuguese experimental music. A member of the group Curia, she has collaborated in live/recording settings with Manuel Mota, Noel Akchote, Otomo Yoshihide, Oren Ambarchi, Loren Connors, Marcia Bassett, Ruth Barberan, John Tilbury, Eddie Prevost, Rhodri Davies, Matt Valentine, Alex Neilson, Mattin & (of course) many others.

Barry Weisblat is a sound artist and electronic instrument builder who extensively experiments with electro-magnetic devices, solar technology, homemade and modified circuits for application in sound generation/manipulation and audio engineering. He has collaborated with Tower Recordings, Mattin, Tim Barnes and Tetuzi Akiyama, and has built instruments for Peter Kowald, Toshio Kajiwara, Manuel Mota and Matt Valentine.

Azure Carter is an artist/performer/vocalist living in New York City with her husband/collaborator, Alan Sondheim. She has a bachelor's degree in contemporary art history from UCI and a master's degree in environmental conservation from NYU. She writes songs and texts, makes videos and costumes, and performs live.

Eric Carbonara:

Tonight is the pre-release party for Eric’s newest release, The Paradise Abyss. Eric Carbonara is a Philadelphia based guitarist, whose search for raw aural expression has led him far and wide from noise & electro-acoustic music to taking deep root in the bounty of the wooden guitar. Carbonara's playing draws on the rich musical styles from Andalusian Roma-Flamenco to Hindustani & North African folk to form a kind of exalted pidgin style of playing that covers a wide emotional terrain from meditative calm to restless unease. He has developed a unique idiom of gypsy music for non-existent cultures by combining rogue self-taught, free-form classical and flamenco techniques with those learned from formal studies in India. His live solo performances range from contemplative acoustic meditations to aggressively loud electric sets; both encompassing Carbonara?s ability to draw the listener in to his world. He has toured extensively throughout the United States and Europe promoting his releases on Locust Music, Majumua Music and New American Folk Hero as well as various self-releases for solo guitar and solo upright-chaturangui music.

George Korein:
"How lovely is it that I can write, 'I've never heard anything like this before,'? Korein builds (his) unlikely themes from even more unlikely sounds, piercing electronic tones, dissonant loops of feedback, distorted horns, Helena Espvall's cello, kissing noises, and a sizeable portion of his own unique approach to guitar. In many ways, the enjoyment of 'Another Corpse' is watching Korein keep it all up in the air. Overall, it reminds me of what my old driving instructor used to say, 'it's a series of small adjustments,' well, expect when it isn?t. At times, particularly during the black metal drum pounding of 'Pulsing Corpse,' Korein crashes this bizarre vehicle just for the fun of it. 'Another Corpse' does seem to have a bit of structure to it, though, with the somewhat cold and austere beginnings gradually leading towards the introduction of more organic instrumentation. Clearly this cracked genius/800-pound gorilla can go anywhere he damn well pleases." -It's Too Damn Early review of 'Another Corpse' (Majmua Music)

This evening is a benefit for Partners In Health's Haitian Relief Work.

links at http://www.museumfire.co/events

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17. Helen Varley Jamieson, FF Alumn, announces 101010 Upstage Festival live online performance
We are delighted to announce the schedule of performances for the 101010 UpStage Festival - the fourth annual festival of cyberformance - live online performance! For complete information please visit:

http://upstage.org.nz/blog/?page_id=680
The festival begins at 8pm NZ time on Sunday 10 October and runs until 4.30pm NZ time on Monday 11 October. There is a break in the middle from 5.30-7.30am NZ time. Most shows will perform twice (some three times) during the festival, to give people in different time zones a chance to see everything.

Please click here to view the full schedule. Note that it is subject to minor changes and will be updated if/when anything changes. There will be live links to the stages from the schedule on the day of the festival, or you can go to the 101010 Foyer and from there to each show’s stage. There are also "real life" access nodes in 11 locations from Auckland to Vietnam!

Please distribute this to your networks. We looking forward to seeing you there,
helen, vicki & dan

ps - you can also follow UpStageFestival on Twitter and "like" the UpStage Facebook page.

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18. Gregory Sholette, FF Alumn, at Plato’s Cave, Brooklyn, opening Oct. 8

Gregory Sholette, at EIDIA House, Plato's Cave, Williamsburg, opening reception October 8, 7-9pm to October 29, 2010

PLATO’S CAVE

An EIDIA HOUSE project Presenting Gregory Sholette
October 2, 2010 to October 29, 2010

Reception Friday, October 8, 2010, 7 - 9 pm

EIDIA HOUSE 14 Dunham Place, Basement Left (street level doors) Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY 11211 646 945 3830 / eidiahouse@earthlink.net / http://www.eidia.com/
By appointment, 1-6pm Wednesday – Saturday

Eidia House announces a new exhibition initiative for 2009-2012, PLATO’S CAVE. Invited artists create an installation and an accompanying edition for the PLATO’S CAVE underground space at EIDIA House Studio. The sixth artist in the series, Gregory Sholette, creates an in situ installation: Mole Light: God is truth and light his shadow.

Under a bright, hot August sun ultra-nationalist telegogue Glenn Beck paces the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. His amplified voice booms to the enraptured crowd about the necessity of collectively turning back to god. "For too long, this country has wandered in darkness." Beck adds that the "scars" of the past must be forgotten if we hope to restore the honor of the country. I am reminded of the banal, bureaucratic character Marcello Cleric who, in Bertolucci’s 1970 film The Conformist (Il conformist), dutifully assassinates his former philosophy professor in an attempt to establish himself within the conventions of 1930s fascist Italy. In a key scene Cleric visits the office of Professor Quadric who is now exiled in Paris and an outspoken anti-fascist. Recalling the professor’s powerful lecture about Plato’s allegory of the cave the assassin comments: "Do you remember when you entered the lecture hall they had to close the shutters? In all these years do you know what stays in my memory? Your voice."

Cleric, Beck, and by extension the radical conformists of the Tea Party may seek to assassinate history by re-interpreting the archive. Nonetheless, the multifarious surplus of memory now spilling defiantly from its crypt is irrepressible. The installation Mole Light consists of an "inside-out" model of Plato’s cave made out of fluorescent light fixtures, cardboard, and rubber, as well as a series of c-print scroll "drawings" in which Plato, Adorn, Deleuze, the painter Courbet, and the Disney dwarf Grumpy pontificate and snarl about our present crisis as they wander shadowed within the caverns of "god’s light". But it is Karl Marx who gets the final word. Speaking of the longue durée of history from below in which real change is gradually realized the worldly philosopher exclaims: "Well burrowed, old mole!"

Sholette’s Platos’ Cave artist edition; "Mole Light: God is truth and light his shadow", is a 3" x 36" C print unlimited, unsigned $30.00.

"Sholette uses the materials of model building to create a faux lexicon of actual forms that refer to this redemptive impulse to create and hold onto cultural knowledge."
Jeffrey Skoller

Gregory Sholette is a New York-based artist, writer, and founding member of REPOhistory (1989-2000) and Political Art Documentation/Distribution (PAD/D: 1980-1988). His recent installations include "The Imaginary Archive" at Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington New Zealand (June - July 2010). Recent publications include Dark Matter: Art and Politics in an Age of Enterprise Culture (Pluto Press, Nov. 2010) http://www.plutobooks.com/display.asp?K=9780745327532& ; Collectivism After Modernism: The Art of Social Imagination after 1945, with Blake Stimson (University of Minnesota, 2007), The Interventionists: A Users Manual for the Creative Disruption of Everyday Life, with Nat Thompson (MassMoCA/MIT Press, 2004, 2006, 2008), and a special 2008 issue of Third Text co-edited with theorist Gene Ray on the theme Whither Tactical Media. Sholette is an Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Queens College: City University of New York (CUNY), a visiting faculty member of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University (Spring 2011), and he teaches an annual seminar in theory and social practice for the CCC post-graduate research program at Geneva University of Art and Design.

http://gregorysholette.com
http://darkmatterarchives.net

Directions EIDIA House Plato's Cave 14 Dunham Place, Basement Left (street level doors) Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY 11211
14 Dunham Place is only 1 block long, and located at the base of the Williamsburg Bridge, 1/2 block from Kent Ave. between Broadway and South 6th Street. (4 blocks west from Peter Luger restaurant on Broadway.) Trains: the L train, first stop from Manhattan in Brooklyn at Bedford stop, walk (about 15 minutes) toward Williamsburg Bridge.

The J & M trains: first stop from Manhattan over Williamsburg Bridge, Marcy stop, walk west down Broadway toward the East River.
Bus: B62 drops you at Dregs & Broadway walk to river & Q59 drops you at Wythe and Williamsburg Bridge, (see: www.mta.info/nyct/maps/busbkln.pdf )

To visit the Plato’s Cave installation, Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 6 pm by appointment please, contact Melissa Wolf, 646 945 3830, or email to eidiahouse@earthlink.net.

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19. LuLu LoLo, Harley Spiller, FF Alumns, at The Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, Oct. 11

Come and See Collections of Books with Evocative One-Word Titles, Odd Coin Purses, Volvelles, Popcorn Boxes, NYC Turn of the Century Postcards, Vintage Neckties, NY Newspapers 1974 to…, and more… You Too Can Be On View!

Join Us In A Jarring Collection!
Put Your Collection In A Jar and Display It At The Bar!

Advance tickets on sale:
http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/16981
Information: 718 RU CIVIC 718.782.4842

The City Reliquary Museum’s Collectors’ Night Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 (Columbus Day) Knitting Factory
361 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Doors open at 6pm to view collections
Admission: $10.00
The City Reliquary Presents
The Return of Collector’s Night!
Monday October 11th, Columbus Day, at the Knitting Factory
6-10 PM

Come and view unique collections on display,
Enjoy multi-media presentations,
Join us in a Jarring Collection ~
Put your collection in a jar and display it at the bar!
You too can be on view!

WILLIAMSBURGH, BROOKLYN – On Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 11th, the City Reliquary will present "Collectors’ Night" a celebration of unique, fanciful and eccentric collections, accompanied by the collectors themselves, with multi-media performances and presentations. Up to two-dozen collectors from all over the city will display their personal collections; everything from an archive of newsstand paperweights to art museum dust to odd coin purses to souvenirs bearing the collector’s name. You too can have your collection on display! Bring in your collection (anything goes) in a jar and display it at the bar! We will also have a Collector’s Cocktail available one night only!

The evening’s highlights, from 7-9pm, will include:

KELLY ANDERSON presenting the New York debut of her documentary "Never Enough." Do we own our things or do they own us? "Never Enough" probes our relationship with the material world through three Americans’ relationships with their stuff, including: a woman who has 700 sweaters, a marine with 7,800 beanie baby dolls, and a Home Shopping Network addict whose purchases have made his apartment unlivable.

http://www.neverenoughdocumentary.com

HARLEY SPILLER a.k.a. INSPECTOR COLLECTOR who will detail "On Newsstands Now," an exploration of the material culture of newsstand paperweights. This distinctly New York presentation will carry much interest to anyone invested in advertising, business, graphic arts, history, industrial design, and journalism.

http://www.inspectorcollector.com/

SEAN MILLER, Director of the John Erickson Museum of Art, (JEMA) www.jema.us, a location variable museum, will exhibit and discuss "Art Museum Dust Acquisitions: Points of Access and Departure" offering a rare behind-the-scenes look into the give-and-take world of art museum dust collecting.

LULU LOLO will host as the "City Reliquary NewsBoy," proclaiming headlines of the mind boggling world of compulsive collectors. LuLu will also perform excerpts from her one-person play OBITS, portraying such eccentric collectors as Elizabeth Tashjian, founder of The Nut Museum, and Hugh Hicks, the prodigious collector of light bulbs. www.lululolo.com

The City Reliquary Museum’s Collectors’ Night
Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 (Columbus Day)
Knitting Factory http://bk.knittingfactory.com/
361 Metropolitan Avenue (across the street from The City Reliquary Museum)
Brooklyn, NY 11211
347.529.6696
Doors at 6pm, Event starts at 7pm.
Admission: $10.00
Advance tickets on sale: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/16981

Located at 370 Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, The City Reliquary Museum & Civic Organization provides a wide array of services to the community. As a certified 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, we are committed to serving the people of New York City – natives, newcomers, and passersby. Originally established as a window-front display only museum in 2002 at the corner of Grand and Havemeyer Sts, it moved into its present location in 2006 and is committed to plan and host public events, which provide neighbors and visitors with a place to meet, exchange ideas, and celebrate the diversity of our community.

The City Reliquary’s hours are: Saturday and Sunday: 12pm – 6pm. Admission to the museum is by suggested donation. For general information, please visit the Museum’s website www.cityreliquary.org or call 718. R U CIVIC.

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller

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