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Contents for November 16, 2010
1. Shaun El. C. Leonardo, FF Fund recipient 2010-11, at HERE, Manhattan, Dec. 17-18
2. Irina Danilova, FF Alumn, at apexart, Manhattan, thru Dec. 22, and more
3. Robert Atkins, FF Alumn, at Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, November 16
4. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, now online
5. Louis Grenier, FF Alumn, at ZoraSpace, Brooklyn, November 18
6. John Baldessari, FF Alumn, at Electronic Arts Intermix, Manhattan, November 20
7. Bibi Lencek, FF Alumn, at Ceres, Manhattan, Nov. 30-Dec. 4
8. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, in the Bronx
9. Ellen Lanyon, FF Alumn, at Pavel Zoubok Gallery, Manhattan, opening November 18
10. John Ahearn, FF Alumn, at Aljira, Newark, NJ, opening Nov. 18
11. James Casebere, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Nov. 12
12. Elly Clarke, FF Alumn, at Galerie September, Berlin, Germany, opening Nov. 19
13. Fiona Templeton, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, November 16
14. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, at Claudio Bottello Gallery, Torino, Italy
15. Richard Tuttle, FF Alumn, at Dublin City Gallery, Ireland,
16. Marina Abramovic, FF Alumn, at Luciana Brito Galeria, Vila Olimpia, Brazil, November 18, 2010-January 29, 2011
17. Chris Sullivan, FF Alumn, now online
18. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, at Barbes, Brooklyn, November 18
19. Christy Gast, FF Alumn, at Art Basel, Miami, FL, Nov. 30, 2010-March 12, 2011
20. Marie Sester, FF Alumn, at EMPAC, Troy, NY, opening November 18
21. Alastair MacLennan, FF Alumn, European tour, November 16-December 5
22. Cecilia Vicuna, FF Alumn, at MoMA, Manhattan, November 21, 2010-Feb. 7, 2011
23. Glenn Branca, FF Alumn, at Le Poisson Rouge, Manhattan, Nov. 13, 14
24. Yvonne Brooks, Agnes Denes, Linda Montano, Sarah H. Paulson, Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens, Robin Tewes, and Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, opening December 2
25. Clarinda MacLow, Harley Spiller, FF Alumns, at St. John’s University, Manhattan, Dec. 4

1. Shaun El. C. Leonardo, FF Fund recipient, at HERE, Manhattan, Dec. 17-18

HERE 145 6th Ave. (enter on Dominick, 1 block South of Spring)

For Tickets & Information: here.org or call 212-352-3101
Tickets - $10

a one-man play by Shaun El C. Leonardo

Primary Creators/Producers

DIRECTOR Philip Shneidman
VISUAL ARTIST Justin Waldstein

Andrew Punchy Leonardo
Nicole Lucaroni
Ivan Monforte
John Rossiello
Mariachi Citlalli

Dates, Times
Friday, December 17th and Saturday, December 18th, 2010 – 7PM

In his first theater performance, the artist will capture the essence of his work through feelings of displacement from the hyper-masculine role models of his childhood.

Shaun "El Conquistador" Leonardo blends personal narrative and pop-cultural iconography from his childhood within self-portraiture as a means to convey the complexities of his own masculine and racial identity.

In a dream-like state he will weave in and out through past performances, trying on different personas as he dances, flexes, sings and struggles within 5 different scenarios; all the while conjuring elusive yet inescapable memories of family history and past relationships.

A link to your website



2. Irina Danilova, FF Alumn, at apexart, Manhattan, thru Dec. 22, and more

I am taking part in two shows in New York:

a. COMVIDEO at Apexart
On view till December 22nd
You can watch and participate (vote) here:
My work is 59 DOWN
a tribute to the popular price on merchandises


at SET Gallery, 287 3rd Ave. in Brooklyn

thru December 17

my 1990-92 collages will be on view
together with works by
Alex Katsenelinboigen
Leonid Pinchevsky
Aron Shtarkman
Roman Turovsky
Ilia Reyentovich
and my older son Aleksey Danilov

Recent and on-going works:



3. Robert Atkins, FF Alumn, at Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, November 16

Tempe, AZ
Tuesday, November 16 @ 6pm - FREE
The Museum as Knowledge Producer
A series of residencies and conversations with innovative, international museum professionals, artists, visuals and material culture scholars.


Arizona State University Art Museum is a community incubator re-thinking the museum through sustainability, diversity of knowledge and shared human experience – recognizing we are more similar than different.

We look forward to having you join us!
Arizona State University Art Museum
Mill Avenue @ 10th Street
Tempe, AZ 85287-2911
t. 480.965.2787
f. 480.965.5254
e. asuartmuseum@asu.edu
w. http://asuartmuseum.asu.edu
blog. http://asuartmuseum.wordpress.com/
fb. Asuart Museumstaff

"…university galleries are very often the most risk-taking portholes to contemporary art. This fact is exemplified by Arizona State University Art Museum… has demonstrated a keen eye and clear commitment to emerging artists and emergent media" - Rhizome (April, 2008)



4. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, now online

Art TV Clash special issue of Multitudes : an interview with Joseph Nechvatal http://post.thing.net/node/3226



5. Louis Grenier, FF Alumn, at ZoraSpace, Brooklyn, November 18

BYTE HISTORY, Louis Grenier, 32 videos, 1968-2010. Thursday, November 18, 7-8 PM, $5. www.zoraspace.com 315 4th Ave. between 3rd and 2nd streets, Park Slope, Brooklyn
SUBWAY: F to 9th Street/4th Ave, M/R to Union Street.
PARKING available in the area, paid parking on 4th avenue between 2nd and 3rd street

Louis Grenier, Video Artist, Filmmaker, Performer, and Emmy® Award winner, has created a striking series of videos. Comical, bold, profoundly peculiar, and rigorously powerful. They consist of visual chronicles and psychiatric explorations with wide-ranging philosophical investigations. He is at the forefront of a second generation of video artists. His work has been shown extensively in the US and Europe, at venues including museums, galleries, universities, festivals, night clubs, and television. Exhibitions include: Corcoran Gallery of Art, Wash. DC; New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center; Anthology Film Archives; The New Museum; The Knitting Factory; The Mudd Club; Dixon Place; CBS Cable TV; The Kitchen; P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY; Manhattan Neighborhood Network; World's Fair 1984, New Orleans. For ABC, INC. he wrote, produced, and directed Meredith Vieira of "The Today Show" in "The Scholastic Video." Awards include: Newsweek-Bolex FILM CONTEST, recognition of cinema skills in National Affairs category, judge Albert Maysles; New York State Council on the Arts CAPS grant in video; Emmy® Award for Editing, ABC 2000 "Millennium Special."



6. John Baldessari, FF Alumn, at Electronic Arts Intermix, Manhattan, November 20

Screening of Films & Videos by John Baldessari
Introduction by the artist
Please join EAI for a special event with John Baldessari:
Saturday, November 20, 2010
6:30 pm

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011

Admission $ 7.00 / Students $ 5.00
RSVP: info@eai.org
Please note: Seating is very limited.
Reservations are required.

EAI is pleased to present a special screening of John Baldessari's early film and video works, introduced by the artist. The screening will feature Baldessari's rarely seen films from the 1970s, including Title (1972) and Four Short Films (1972-73), as well as selected early video works.

John Baldessari is one of the most influential figures in contemporary art. From his text-and-image canvases and photo series to his films and videos, Baldessari's works are informed by popular culture, movies in particular. Film stills, Hollywood and genre movies, scripts, and the tropes of cinematic language are all deployed, with wit and irony, as source material.

Baldessari's conceptual videos from the 1970s—such as Baldessari Sings Lewitt (1972) and I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art (1971)—are among his best-known works. Less well known are his important 16mm and super-8 films from the same period. The films Six Colorful Inside Jobs (1977) and Four Short Films consider the medium in relation to performance and painting processes, while Script (1972) and Title employ amateur ensemble casts to deconstruct the syntax of narrative cinema. In deadpan videos such as Ed Henderson Reconstructs Movie Scenarios (1973), Baldessari illustrates how Hollywood movie vernacular is embedded in the collective unconscious.

John Baldessari was born in 1931 in National City, California and lives in Santa Monica. He received a B.A. and an M.A. from San Diego State College, and also studied at U.C. Berkeley, UCLA, Otis Art Institute and Chouinard Art Institute. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from San Diego State University in 2003, and in 2004 was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1986 and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, he was also awarded the Oscar Kokoschka Prize and the California Governor's Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts. He has taught at Southwestern University, California; the University of California at San Diego; and the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia. His work has been exhibited internationally in numerous group exhibitions, and in one-person shows at Marian Goodnan Gallery, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Sonnabend Gallery, New York; Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among many others. In 2009 the major retrospective exhibition John Baldessari: Pure Beauty opened at the Tate Modern, London. It traveled to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in 2010. The retrospective is accompanied by a catalogue publication, also entitled John Baldessari: Pure Beauty (2009).

John Baldessari: Pure Beauty is currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

EAI is pleased to announce that a selection of Baldessari's films, including Title, Script, Four Short Films and Six Colorful Inside Jobs, are now available on video through EAI. For more information on Baldessari's films and videos, please visit: www.eai.org

About EAI
Founded in 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is one of the world's leading nonprofit resources for video art. A pioneering advocate for media art and artists, EAI fosters the creation, exhibition, distribution and preservation of video art and digital art. EAI's core program is the distribution and preservation of a major collection of over 3,500 new and historical media works by artists. EAI's activities include viewing access, educational services, extensive online resources, and public programs such as artists' talks, exhibitions and panels. The Online Catalogue is a comprehensive resource on the artists and works in the EAI collection, and also features extensive materials on exhibiting, collecting and preserving media art: www.eai.org

Electronic Arts Intermix
535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011
t (212) 337-0680
f (212) 337-0679

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Experimental Television Center. The Experimental Television Center's Presentation Funds Program is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.



7. Bibi Lencek, FF Alumn, at Ceres, Manhattan, Nov. 30-Dec. 4

Bibi Lencek, FF Alumn, "Paintings, curated by Sylvia Sleigh" in
Exposure Series at Ceres, Manhattan, November 30th thru December 4th.



8. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, in the Bronx

On Saturday, October 30th, Nicolas Dumit Estevez
Launched "Sixteen Trees: An Environmental Souvenir"

"Sixteen Trees: An Environmental Souvenir" is a collaborative piece presented by the Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA),
Bronx River Alliance, Million Trees NYC, and Estevez.

Estevez planted sixteen red maples along the Bronx River to symbolize his sixteen-year relationship with the Bronx,
first as a visitor, then as a commuter and, finally, as a resident.

The video documentation of "Sixteen Trees: An Environmental Souvenir" will be screened in the "Born Again" exhibition scheduled to open at BCA’s Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos in March 2011. Born Again is a Bronx-wide social sculpture with collaborative performances, dealing with the perceptions and misperceptions by Bronx

locals and non-residents that have significantly shaped the identity of the borough since the 1960s. Five artists will develop interactive projects with specific South Bronx communities, ranging from teen groups to senior citizens centers.

Directions to Muskrat Cove: By Subway, take the #2 train to 233rd Street. Walk west on 233rd and cross over the Bronx River Parkway and the Metro North tracks. Turn right onto Webster Avenue and right again toward the entrance of the Metro North station. Turn left down a small path and walk north (with the river on your right) to the entrance of Muskrat Cove. By Bus, take the BX31 or the BX16 to Webster Avenue & 233rd Street.

For additional information, call 718-518-6728 or e-mail longwood@bronxarts.org.



9. Ellen Lanyon, FF Alumn, at Pavel Zoubok Gallery, Manhattan, opening November 18

Curiosities, an exhibition of new paintings November 18 to December 18 2010 Opening reception on November 18th 6 to 8 PM

Also there will be a book signing for BALLARY MARVELS Drawings by Ellen Lanyon and verse by Lynne Warren Saturday November 20th 12 to 2 PM at the gallerry

Pavel Zoubok Gallery
533 West 23rd Street
Tuesday-Saturday 10-6



10. John Ahearn, FF Alumn, at Aljira, Newark, NJ, opening Nov. 18

Automatic For The People:
John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres
Curated by Jayson Keeling
October 28, 2010-January 8, 2011
Reception: Thursday, November 18, 6-9pm
Iconic sculptures by Ahearn and Torres, mostly from
the Eighties, presented in an installation with new vision.
Including film and video. Curated by Jayson Keeling

Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art
591 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102
p. 973 622-1600 f. 973 622-6526
info@aljira.org www.aljira.org

Gallery Hours
Wednesday Friday, 12-6 pm
Saturday, 11 am-4 pm

For directions, please click on the following link:



11. James Casebere, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Nov. 12

November 12, 2010
Art in Review
Sean Kelly Gallery
528 West 29th Street
Through Dec. 4
In the last Whitney Biennial, James Casebere, one of the founders of postmodern set-up photography, raised his game by pulling back for the long view, in this case of American suburbia, and taking on the full color spectrum. Now he is following up with a show of six images from the series, including the two that were at the Whitney, and it is his best effort in some time.

The suburbia here isn’t real, of course. It’s an elaborate tabletop model built and painted and then photographed by the artist, an adept sculptor with a nuanced sense of American architecture who has been working this way for years. The show devotes two smaller galleries to a dozen images dating from 1978 to 1992 when Mr. Casebere concentrated on whitewashed tableaus redolent of American history and myth that he lighted carefully and shot mostly in close-up.

The examples here depict a tenement, a lighthouse, Sing-Sing and a mansarded Victorian like the one in "Psycho" as well as postwar suburbia. Shorn of details and slightly inflated in scale, these works have an appealing yet haunted quality. You are drawn in by their delicate shadows and almost toylike charm and then left to deal with their subject, which was in many ways the tragedy of America.

I’m not sure that Mr. Casebere’s present vision is any more sanguine, despite the beautiful colors and more expansive space. In one image, a group of blocky McMansions overlooks a more modest white house that was clearly the original farmhouse on this particular tract of subdivided land. But as his camera moves about the landscape he has created, usually from an aerial perspective, and we see the scene in twilight in one image and with fall colors in another, it is clear that Mr. Casebere has decisively opened up the possibilities of his own work.

These scenes bring to mind the images of Gregory Crewdson and Jeff Wall, absent the people. But while Mr. Casebere is very much a storyteller, he also has an underlying interest in artifice and to some extent abstraction itself. Remaking familiar scenes so that they become strangely beautiful and nuanced, he invites us to look more deeply, to both take in what he has done and think about the distance between these subtly adjusted tributes and the less forgiving reality that inspires them. ROBERTA SMITH



12. Elly Clarke, FF Alumn, at Galerie September, Berlin, Germany, opening Nov. 19

OPENING FR, 19.11.2010 19.00 UHR
Exhibition open from 20.11. – 18.12. 2010
Tuesday – Saturday 12 – 18:00

Galerie September
Charlottenstraße 1
10969 Berlin

Schaulager Galerie Barbara Thumm
Markgrafenstraße 68
10969 Berlin

The Stipendium Recipients of Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojektes 2010 are:
Elly Clarke
Pauline Curnier Jardin
Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez
Linda Franke
Anne Kathrin Greiner
Lisa Jugert
Anna Myga Kasten
Katja Kollowa
Michelle-Marie Letelier
Silvia Marzall
Lätitia Norkeit
Bettina Rave
Karen Scheper
Miriam Steinhauser
Kym Ward

Side programme:
9th December 2010, 19:00 Films by artists in the exhibition.

18th December, 19:00 FINISSAGE with Goldrausch – Band Theodor Storm featuring the Unforgettable Bitches (the band I'm in!) und LOV and TVO, Performance with Pauline Cunier Jardin.

Performance-Exhibition tours, led by some of the artists in the show, take place on Saturday 27th November and Saturday 11th December. at 14:00

Accompanying this exhibition are fifteen solo artist catalogues, published by argobooks.
Das Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt ermöglicht herausragenden jungen Künstlerinnen, sich in einem Netzwerk berufsrelevantes Wissen anzueignen. Veranstaltet vom Goldrausch Frauennetzwerk Berlin e.V.




13. Fiona Templeton, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, November 16

Leslie Scalapino's
FLOW / Winged Crocodile
(The Trains)
at Dixon Place Belladonna Series - ONE SHOW ONLY NOVEMBER 16, 2010

Flow-Winged Crocodile by poet Leslie Scalapino travels between the left and right sides of the brain, with appearances by a reincarnated
Patty Hearst in the 1974 SLA bank heist and a green-winged creature that is part Crocodile, part Michelin Man, and part charging Rhino.

Leslie Scalapino (1944-2010) is the author of thirty books of poetry, poem-plays, essays, and fiction.

directed by Fiona Templeton
with Katie Brown, Stephanie Silver, Julie Troost
dance created and performed by Molissa Fenley
music Joan JeanRenaud
projections Eve Biddle
video John Jesurun
production Howard Klein
intern Elspeth Walker
assistance Janelle Iglesias

Tuesday November 16th at 7:30 pm
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie St
New York, NY 10002

The Belladonna* Collaborative invites you to celebrate the life and work of one of America's most influential experimental poets. Please join us for a special, full-length performance of Leslie Scalapino's daring and electrifying play, Flow (Winged Crocodile) / The Trains at Dixon Place.

The Relationship is a performance group directed by Fiona Templeton that specializes in innovative language and use of site.

Leslie Scalapino (1944-2010) was the author of thirty books of poetry, poem-plays, essays, and fiction.

"For myself and the cast, directing Leslie Scalapino's FLOW has been an extraordinary journey into language and the language in breath, the rhythms of effort to say as precisely as her savage delicacy of thought, her forcing us all to assume nothing in examining the fineness of our implication in each other"--Fiona Templeton.

"Scalapino makes everything take place in real time, in the light and air and night where all of us live, everything happening at once." --Philip Whalen

Click here to read Laura Hinton's article on her blog Chant de la Sirene about the performance of Flow last spring at Poets House.

also save the dates: Flow in San Francisco Dec 21 & 22, 2010
Going with Coming at Movement Research Festival Dec 4, 2010

The Relationship is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the state of NY, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.
queries to home at therelationship.org



14. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, at Claudio Bottello Gallery, Torino, Italy

Joseph Nechvatal "vOglia" @ Claudio Bottello Gallery Torino http://post.thing.net/blog/244



15. Richard Tuttle, FF Alumn, at Dublin City Gallery, Ireland,
Richard Tuttle: Triumphs
19 November 2010 – 10 April 2011

Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Charlemont House
Parnell Square North
Dublin 1, Ireland

The work of Richard Tuttle is at times so slight and seemingly impermanent that it demands a rethinking of what we perceive an artwork to be. He employs humble, everyday materials to stretch the boundaries of what we recognize as the conventions of art. This is undertaken with an immense consideration of the civilizing values that shape and reshape our perceptions of reality.

Richard Tuttle's prolific artistic output began in the 1960s with an early emphasis on the form of three-dimensional objects. However, he commonly refers to his work as drawing rather than sculpture, underlining the diminutive scale and idea-based nature of his practice.

Triumphs takes its title from the Italian poet Petrarch (1304–1374) whose renowned poems 'The Triumphs' Richard Tuttle was reading while preparing for this exhibition. Classical Rome in the time of Emperor Augustus, the Augustan aesthetic and its revival in neo-classicism form part of the framework for the exhibition. For Triumphs, The Hugh Lane and its history also became part of the raw material that Richard Tuttle employed. James Caulfeild, the 1st Earl of Charlemont (1728-1799) translated Petrarch's poems, a manuscript of which is in the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin. Tuttle's exhibition takes place in Charlemont House, one of the earliest neo-classical townhouses in Dublin, as well as in the Gallery's new wing. In working with Richard we have realised that he always keeps things in motion—the question lies with the viewer who is never second guessed by the artist.

Richard Tuttle is acknowledged as one of the leading Post-Minimalist artists. He first exhibited in New York in the renowned Betty Parsons Gallery in 1965. His reputation rests on his persistently unconstrained art practice using improvisational working procedures and non-traditional materials.

This exhibition begins with work from the mid-1960s and continues through to the present. The main exhibition, selected by the artist, reveals a significant concentration on recent drawings and a context is provided by our selection of earlier work—an overlapping triumph which further illuminates Tuttle's processes and the current installation. Included is Village V (2004) in Lord Charlemont's salon, which was first exhibited at the Drawing Center, New York, in 2004 as part of Tuttle's exhibition It's a Room for 3 People. Village V is one of five installations that set out to examine the canon of Drawing: Village I (Motion), Village II (What cannot be seen), Village III (Light Blue), Village IV (Naming), and Village V (Shadow).

"The benefits of freeing drawing from a canon are obvious, and I would like it to remain free forever."—Richard Tuttle

Richard Tuttle has always questioned the perceived supremacy of the verbal as the most elevated form of expression. His oeuvre of books therefore is as radical as his drawings. Since his first book, Sparrow, 1965, a visual narrative in a sequence of coloured forms, he has since substantially extended this body of work. Richard Tuttle Books, curated by Logan Sisley, reveals a significant activity for the artist and is on exhibition in Gallery 18.

An artist of seminal importance, Richard Tuttle has exhibited extensively worldwide. He was selected for Documenta 5, 1972 and Documenta 7, 1982, and represented the U.S.A. as part of a group exhibition at the 37th Venice Biennale, 1972. He was also selected to exhibit at the Venice Biennale in 1997 and in 2001. Richard Tuttle showed at the Douglas Hyde Gallery in 1997 and this is his first exhibition at The Hugh Lane.

This exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalogue with texts by Thomas McEvilley, Richard Tuttle, Barbara Dawson and Michael Dempsey, which is available in the Gallery bookshop.

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Thursday 10.00am– 6.00pm
Friday & Saturday 10.00am–5.00pm
Sunday 11.00am–5.00pm
Closed Mondays
Admission free



16. Marina Abramovic, FF Alumn, at Luciana Brito Galeria, Vila Olimpia, Brazil, November 18, 2010-January 29, 2011

Back to Simplicity
18 November 2010 – 29 January 2011

Rua Gomes de Carvalho, 842
Vila Olímpia, Brazil
T (11) 3842 0634
Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturdays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Luciana Brito Galeria is delighted to announce the exhibition Back to Simplicity by Marina Abramovic. Born in Belgrade, former Yugoslavia, in 1946, Abramovic has contributed in a fundamental manner for the consolidation of performance as a form or artistic expression, in the course of the three decades of her career. Since the 1970's, Marina Abramovic's work has explored and tested, by means of countless performances, the human limits, both physical and mental. In Brazil, the artist has participated in the São Paulo Biennales of 1981, 1985 and 2008; the Mercosul Binennale, in 2005; the exhibition Balkan Erotic Epic, carried out at SESC-SP in 2006, curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg; and the solo show Transitory Object for Human Use, carried out at Luciana Brito Galeria, in 2008..

Besides a set of historical artworks, including videos and photographs that document performances the artist has presented since the 1970s, Abramovic will show her recent works from the series "The Kitchen" (2009) and "Back to Simplicity" (2010).

"The Kitchen" is a set of videos and photos made in Spain, in the abandoned spaces of a kitchen (with an extraordinary architectural design, constructed during the Franco regime) in a convent of Carthusian nuns who fed more than 8000 orphans when the convent was active. Although the work is born as an homage to Saint Teresa of Avila—who in her writings tells of an experience of mystic levitation in the kitchen—it becomes above all an autobiographical work, considering that, as the artist herself states in the interview included in the catalogue: "In my childhood the kitchen of my grandmother was the center of my world: all the stories were told in the kitchen, all the advices regarding my life were given in the kitchen, all the future-telling through the cups of black coffee took place in the kitchen, so it was really the center of the world, and all my best memories come from there."

The series "Back to Simplicity"—Marina Abramovic's most recent work, never before shown in Brazil—arose from the need to reestablish the artist's contact with nature, in its simplest and most immediate forms, after the cathartic experience of Abramovic's three-month-long performance piece entitled The Artist is Present, presented at a recent solo show at MoMA New York. In the words of the artist: "after I had been looking at one thousand six hundred and seventy five pairs of eyes, after that incredible human connection, I needed to be connected with nature. (...) Being under a tree, holding a lamb for two days, in complete joy, that's what Back to Simplicity is all about."

A catalogue including relevant critical texts about the artist’s oeuvre by Klaus Biesenbach and Arthur C. Danto, previously unpublished in Portuguese, and an interview by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti will be issued and distributed free to the visitors, and later to libraries and museums, rendering the artist's work accessible to an even wider audience.

Media Contact
Ferraz Inteligência de Moda
Ana Carolina Ralston
(11) 3083-2712 / 7882-7897



17. Chris Sullivan, FF Alumn, now online

Hi I have a Vimeo page of my performance work now.

Chris Sullivan http://vimeo.com/16799559



18. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, at Barbes, Brooklyn, November 18

Greetings Musical Adventurers,
This Thursday night, November 18th will be the first installation of Strange Combos, a night of solos, duets and trios featuring unique musical pairings. I'll be performing some new pieces, improvisations and a couple of old chestnuts on my original musical instruments in collaboration with a host of fabulous guests. Look forward to all sorts Strange Combos with special guests including Ken Butler on his wild string creations, Brittany Anjou on Gyil (Ghanaian xylophone), the fab Sara Shoenbeck on bassoon, and EJG luminary Julian "Julz A" Hintz on Clayrimba. I guarantee a unique musical foray into the sonic unknown.... Barbes is one of my favorite spots to play. Its a great listening room, very nice people and really good beer!

Also coming up at Barbes on December 10th don't miss a full Electric Junkyard Gamelan show. Hope to see you soon and thanks for supporting live music.

Strange Combos @ Barbes
November 18, 8pm
376 9th Street at 6th Ave
Park Slope, Brooklyn.
7th ave stop on the F train.

Electric Junkyard Gamelan @ Barbes
Friday, December 10, 8pm



19. Christy Gast, FF Alumn, at Art Basel, Miami, FL, Nov. 30, 2010-March 12, 2011

Christy Gast
Herbert Hoover Dyke
De la Cruz Collection
November 30th, 2010 - March 12th, 2011

Art Basel Miami Beach Hours; Tuesday thru Sunday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

23 NE 41st Street Miami FL 33137

Sculptor and video artist Christy Gast is known for conflating the landscape and the body (often her own) through folk performance conventions. For the video installation Herbert Hoover Dyke, she manipulates the literal point of connection between a performer and eponymous landscape to produce percussive song, documented by extended still shots. In it the artist tap dances around the perimeter of Lake Okeechobee, Florida’s inland sea, via the Herbert Hoover Dike—a 30 foot high earthen berm that keeps the lake from freely flowing into the Everglades and South Florida’s suburban expanses.

Taking advantage of the engineering conventions adorning this 140 mile-long social sculpture, she taps out an assortment of rhythms on a ribbon of crunching gravel and asphalt, plinking steel grates and barrier gates, reverberating water tanks and a confounding array of limestone columns jutting from the slope. This feat of environmental engineering—derided by environmentalists but essential to several communities—is transformed into a colossal stage, its parts reconceptualized as ready-made musical instruments. It appears that crows, egrets and vultures are the only witnesses as the lone tuxedoed figure stomps, leaps and shuffles resolutely through the not-quite-natural landscape.

Access to the single-channel video projection is constrained by a monumental, sloping, terraced sculptural element jutting into the project space. Part minimalist sculpture and part water control structure, this folly holds a display of sculptural props either present in the video or made of materials the artist collected from communities around the Herbert Hoover Dike. These totemic objects resemble canes, protest signs, costumes and bouquets, all regalia associated with pageantry or spectacle of some sort when activated by the human form.

For past projects, Gast has performed as a mermaid on a trapeze (The Last Mermaid of Florida 2000), taken an inflatable landscape on tour (Left Mitten/ The Great Denudation 2004), written and recorded a cappella folk ballads (Female Soldier Ballads 2005) and conducted an interpretive performance around a sculptural monument to Hollow Earth theorists (The Earth We Inhabit 2009). This is her first time tap dancing. Deeply invested in the role of landscape in both art history and politics, most of the artist’s large-scale projects start with the notion of "public land," in both practical and romantic senses.

Gast has exhibited at museums and galleries internationally, including Artist’s Space, MoMA/P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and Harris Lieberman Gallery in New York; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions and High Desert Test Sites in California; Gallery Diet, Miami Art Museum and the Bass Museum of Art in Miam; Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich; and Centro Cultural Matucana 100 in Santiago, Chile.Her installation Untitled (Emptied Signifiers) will be on view at Pulse Contemporary Art Fair during Art Basel Miami Beach. Gast is represented by Gallery Diet in Miami.

For additional details, images, or information please contact info@gallerydiet.com



20. Marie Sester, FF Alumn, at EMPAC, Troy, NY, opening November 18

Marie Sester, FF Alumn, in "Uncertain Spectator" at EMPAC, Troy, NY, November 18, 2010 – January 29, 2011

FEAR, by Marie Sester, will be featured in the main lobby of EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center - as part of Uncertain Spectator, November 18, 2010 - January 29, 2011.

Exhibition opening: Thursday November 18, 6:00 pm
Open 12 - 6 pm Monday - Saturday

FEAR is a public art work that uses a common object as a focal point of emotional interaction.
Situated in the middle of a lobby, a table is illuminated from within, surrounded by sound producing chairs; all of them "breathing" peacefully. When this calming point of attraction is approached, the soothing light gradually becomes aggressive and the chairs start howling in agony. When left alone, the objects resume their peaceful existence.

FEAR is a new work commissioned by EMPAC at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. It received the support of the French Consulate in New York.

Please visit the following website for more information:

EMPAC - Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center - 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180



21. Alastair MacLennan, FF Alumn, European tour, November 16-December 5

Dear Friends, Neighbours & Performance Lovers!

I´m proud & happy to announce
25th Anniversary TOUR

16 - 20/11/2010
Labirynt Gallery and Warsztaty Kultury in Lublin, Poland

Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warzawa
Information about the Performances in Poland: performance@labirynt.com

Orangerie Theater im Volksgarten, Volksgartenstrasse 25, 50677 Köln (asabank@asa.de)

Umformerstation, Gewerbepark Ilseder Hütte, 31241 Groß Ilsede (http://www.ideenstiftung.org/aktuell.htm)

30/11 - 5/12/2010
Performance Art Festival "BONE 13", Bern, Schweiz (www.bone-performance.com)

Norbert Klassen / Switzerland ° Myriam Laplante / Canada / Italy
Wen Lee / Singapore ° Jason Lim / Singapore ° Alastair MacLennan / Northern Ireland
Helge Meyer / Germany ° Boris Nieslony / Germany ° Jacques van Poppel / Netherlands
Elvira Santamaria / Mexico ° Marco Teubner / Germany ° Julie-Andrée T. / Canada
Roi Vaara / Finland ° Jürgen Fritz / Germany

Don´t miss it!!

See you there

Greetings & everything

Jürgen Fritz



22. Cecilia Vicuna, FF Alumn, at MoMA, Manhattan, November 21, 2010-Feb. 7, 2011

Cecilia Vicuna presents Kon Kon Pi at MoMA, Manhattan, as part of the exhibition "On Line: Drawing through the 20th Century. www.moma.org



23. Glenn Branca, FF Alumn, at Le Poisson Rouge, Manhattan, Nov. 13, 14

Glenn Branca presents Symphony No. 15: Running ThroughtThe WOlrd Like An Open Razor (Music for Strange Orhcestra) at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, Manhattan, November 13, 14. tickets $22-35.



24. Yvonne Brooks, Agnes Denes, Linda Montano, Sarah H. Paulson, Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens, Robin Tewes, and Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, opening December 2

AT HER AGE: WOMEN, AGE & SEX, curated by Martha Wilson
December 1, 2010 through January 2, 2011
Opening: Thursday, December 2 from 6 to 8 PM

".....She was as prominent as a bitch in heat at that hour, in that street.....in her other guise no one would have seen her, literally, she would have been invisible."
- From The Summer Before The Dark by Doris Lessing
(Bantam Books, 1973, p.199)

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce CURRENTS, a timely and innovative exhibition series. Each year the CURRENTS exhibit addresses an issue that warrants expanded critical attention in the art world. A.I.R. invites established and non-traditional curators (artists, activists, writers, poets) to select the works to be exhibited with the theme designed as a collaboration between the curator and the gallery. This new opportunity is open to all self-identified women artists worldwide and is curated through an open call and through invitations by the curator.

For the inaugural CURRENTS exhibit, Martha Wilson has curated, At Her Age an exhibit on Women, Age and Sex. The exhibit will take place in A.I.R.'s Gallery I space from December 1, 2010 through January 2, 2011. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, December 2, from 6 to 8 PM. During the opening reception, esteemed performance artist Linda Montano will be present in the persona of Mother Teresa.

At Her Age examines how women at any period in their life, old or young, view their changing bodies. The exhibition addresses the questions: "How does age affect experiencing one's sexual/sensual life?" and "How does age impact one's evolving personal and social relationships?" While some may perceive older women as inconsequential or asexual, they personally may experience increasing knowledge of themselves. Younger women may experience curiosity/fear/pleasure about the changes in their own bodies due to age.

The exhibition includes the work of: Elaine Angelopoulos, Roslyn Bernstein, Jennie Hagevik Bringaker, Yvonne Brooks, Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman, Adele Crawford, Sally Curcio, Agnes Denes, Margaret Mary Downey, Sally Edelstein, Amanda Gale, Danielle Giudici Wallis, Suzy Lake, Zoe Mackler, Tala Oliver Mateo, Anna Mayer, Jen Mazer, Linda Montano, Sarah H. Paulson, Nancy Rakoczy, Abigail Simon, Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens, Robin Tewes, and Barbara Zucker

About the Curator: Martha Wilson is an artist and Founding Director of Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc., a museum she established in her TriBeCa storefront loft in lower Manhattan. Since its inception in 1976, Franklin Furnace has presented and preserved temporal art: artists’ books and other multiples produced internationally after 1960; temporary installations; and performance art.

A.I.R. Gallery – ADVOCATING FOR WOMEN IN THE ARTS SINCE 1972. A.I.R. Gallery is located at 111 Front Street, #228, in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn. Gallery hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 11 – 6 pm. For directions please see www.airgallery.org. For additional information, please contact Kat Griefen at A.I.R. Gallery at 212-255-6651 or kgriefen@airgallery.org.



25. Clarinda MacLow, Harley Spiller, FF Alumns, at St. John’s University, Manhattan, Dec. 4

The New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMASA) is delighted to announce our annual conference


December 4th, 2010
St. John's University in Lower Manhattan
41 Murray Street

Dirt is among the most material but also the most metaphorical and expressive of substances. This conference will explore how people imagine,
define, and employ the various concepts and realities of dirt. What does
it mean to call something dirty? How do we understand dirt and its supposed opposite, cleanliness? How do we explain the points at which we draw the line between clean and dirty, what we embrace and what we refuse to touch?

Drawing on multiple disciplines we will uncover and foreground the (often
unconscious) centrality of the metaphors and actualities of dirt to U.S.
cultures, values, and lived experiences.

Registration forms can be found at www.nymasa.org. Registration is $20, $10 for students/unwaged. For more information contact nymasadirt@gmail.com.

DIRT: Conference Program
8:30-9:15 Registration, coffee, breakfast Mezzanine
9:15-9:30 Welcoming remarks Saval Auditorium
Robert Fanuzzi
Hildegard Hoeller
9:30-11:00 SESSION I
1A. Dirty Others Room 118
Chair: Elizabeth Abele (Nassau Community College)
Cristina Baptista (Fordham University), "Swarthy-Skinned Lusos and Land-Skinning Americans: Images of ‘Dirt’ and ‘Dirtiness’ in Californian Novels"
Mark Miller (Hunter College), "Dirty Works and Dirty Indians: David Brainerd’s Melancholic Masculinity"
Carl Zimring (Roosevelt University), "How Do You Get Them So Clean and White? Race and Hygiene in Gilded Age America"
1B. Art and Trash Room 215
Chair: Jeff Allred (Hunter College)
Mysoon Rizk (University of Toledo), "Sounds in the Distance: Dirty Work in the Art of David Wojnarowicz"
Jo Anna Isaak (Fordham University), "Art and Garbage"
Sean Cashbaugh, "Trash Humpers or, Harmony Korine’s New Folk Heroes" (University of Texas)
Clarinda MacLow and Elliott Maltby (ArtCraft Tech 10), "Garbage Vitrine"
1C. Filth and Pollution Room 218
Chair: Elizabeth Hutchinson (Barnard College)
Melanie Kiechle (Chemical Heritage Foundation), "Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Sensing Filth in Industrial New York, 1870-1900"
Sabine LeBel (York University), "Dirt and the Digital Divide"
Max Liboiron (New York University), "Defunct Models of Pollution: Oceanic Plastics and Body Burdens"
Michael Rawson (Brooklyn College), " ‘The Sacred Soil of Boston Common’: Animals, Filth, and the Origins of the Public Park in America"
11:15-12:45 SESSION II
2A. Dishing the Dirt Room 118
Chair: Cheryl J. Fish (Borough of Manhattan Community College)
Timothy Gunatilaka (Columbia University), "Digging for Dirt and the Twilight of the Idols: Celebrity and Fandom in the Age of Information"
Elizabeth V. Spelman (Smith College), "Combing through the Trash and Getting to the Dirt"
Terry Harnett (Lehigh University), "Remembering the Dirt Club"
2B. Reclaimed Dirt Room 215
Chair: Sari Altschuler (CUNY Graduate Center)
Jennifer Ayres (Cornell University), "Goodwill ‘Bins,’ ‘Diggers,’ and the Role of Dirt in Establishing Authenticity"
Virginia Gilmartin (Rutgers University), "Henry Adams and the Disorder of Empire"
Sharra Grow (University of Delaware/Winterthur Museum), "Spilling the ‘Dirt’ on Patina and Art Conservation"
2C. Dirty Kids Room 218
Chair: Anne Mae Duane (University of Connecticut)
Scott Calhoun (Cedarville University), "In Imagine Caeni: Charles Schulz’s ‘Pigpen’ and the Dust of Ancient Civilizations"
Adam Greenhalgh (University of Maryland), "Counting and Contagion in George Bellows’s Forty-Two Kids"
Rachel Heiman (New School University), "Keeping the Carpet Clean: Aesthetic Policing and the Consumption of Class Security in a Suburban New Jersey Town"
12:45-2:15 Lunch
1:15-2:14 Discussion with Meghna Haldar, filmmaker of Dirt
2:15-3:45 SESSION III
3A. Getting Clean Room 118
Chair: Robert Fanuzzi (St. John’s University)
Martha N. Gardner (Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences), "‘Aren’t You Glad You Use Dial? Don’t You Wish Everyone Did? The Marketing of Dial Soap and its Germ-Killing Ingredient in the Post-World-War II United States"

Jeninifer Tebbe-Grossman(Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences), " ‘Patients Have the Right to Clean Hands": The Paradox of Hospitals and Handwashing Promotion"

Julie Yarwood (Catholic University), "Black Marks on the Soul: The Changing Methods of Catechetical Teaching about the Stain of Sin and the Cleansing Power of Confession"
3B. Eating Dirt Room 215
Chair: Neil Meyer (CUNY Graduate Center)
Barret Bell (University of Louisville), "Historical Constructions of Dirt Eating in the United States"
Matthew Kelly (Columbia University), "Drinking dirty water and raw milk in New Jersey"
Claudia Hemphill Pine (University of Idaho), "Holy Dirt! Health, Hybridity, and Hegemony at an Historic Southwestern Shrine"
Rachel Vaughn (University of Kansas), "Talking Trash: Oral Histories of Food In/Security From the Margins of a Dumpster"
3C. Screening and Discussion: "Never Enough: People’s Relationship With Stuff" Room 218
Kelly Anderson (Hunter College)
Jennifer Ayres (Cornell University)
Haidy Geismar (New York University)
Robin Nagle (New York University)
Harley Spiller
Moderator: Leah Dilworth (Long Island University)
4:00-5:30 Roundtable Saval Auditorium
5:30-6:30 Reception
Artists Room 123
Debby Danard, "Clean and White/Dirty Indian Laundry", "War Blanket in Nature"
Meghna Haldar, "Dirt" (documentary film; screening throughout the day)
Terry Harnett, "Photographs of Fort Hancock" (collage)



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