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Contents for December 6, 2010
1. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, at Concrete Temple Theatre, Manhattan, Dec. 15
2. Richard Artschwager, Jennifer Bartlett, Kim Jones, Robert Longo, Carrie Moyer, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen, Adam Pendleton, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Pat Steir, Andy Warhol, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns, at Lehmann Maupin, Manhattan, opening Dec. 9
3. Jenny Holzer, FF Alumn, at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Aosta, Italy, thru May 8, 2011
4. Lucy Lippard, FF Alumn, receives Art Writers Grant 2010
5. Matt Mullican, FF Alumn, at Triple Canopy, Brooklyn
6. Ann Hamilton, Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumns, at Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO, thru Jan. 15, 2011
7. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Edward M. Gomez, FF Alumns, in The Brooklyn Rail, and more
8. Karen Shaw, FF Alumn, at Taller Boricua, Manhattan, thru Jan. 15, 2011
9. Rae C. Wright, FF Alumn, at HEREArts, Manhattan, thru Dec. 21
10. Robert Galinsky, FF Alumn, at Bennett Media Studios, Manhattan, Dec. 18th
11. Ruth Hardinger, Norm Magnusson, C. Michael Norton, Christy Rupp, Robin Tewes, FF Alumns, at Exit Art, Manhattan, opening December 7
12. Eliza Ladd, FF Alumn, at Joyce Soho, Manhattan, Dec. 14
13. Peter Downsbrough, FF Alumn, at Galerie Martine Aboucaya, Paris, France, thru Dec. 18
14. Toni Dove, FF Alumn, at The Kitchen, Manhattan, Dec. 10
15. Yvonne Rainer, FF Alumn, at BFI Gallery, London, England, thru Jan. 23, 2011
16. Eidia House, FF Alumns, in Brooklyn, opening Dec. 10
17. Barbara Moore, FF Alumn, at The New York Public Library, Manhattan, Dec. 21
18. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, in Provincetown Banner, Dec 1
19. Thana Pavelic, FF Alumn, at The New School, Manhattan, Dec. 11
20. Peter Cramer, FF Alumn, at Theater for the New City, Manhattan, thru Jan. 30, 2011
21. Gulsen Calik, FF Alumn, at Williamsburg Art & Historical Society, Brooklyn, thru Dec. 10, and more
22. Linda Stein, FF Member, at Smith College, Northampton, MA
23. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, in Gastronomica, November 2010

1. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, at Concrete Temple Theatre, Manhattan, Dec. 15

Hudson to China

is a spectacle with projections, puppetry, theatre, and live-music. It parallels three different beings seeking a way to China: the Statue of Henry Hudson that stands in the Bronx; a young man, Harry, who dreams of success by literally conquering what he fears: China & its economy; and Hua, a Chinese immigrant, who longs for home. On the journey the voyagers and we, the audience, lose our way, finding it just to lose it again, echoing Henry Hudson's voyages and our own lives, searching for the mythical Orient

Co-created by Renee Philippi and Carlo Adinolfi
Original music: Bob Goldberg
(i will be performing on accordion and assorted percussion and even sing a bit. i am a dragon, sort of.)
Stage Manager, Assistant Director, Lighting Designer: Casey McLain
Performers: Carlo Adinolfi, Bob Goldberg, Akiko Hiroshima, and Jordan Swisher.


Wednesday, December 15th
at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM
(running time 60 minutes)
Dixon Place: 161A Chrystie Street, Btwn Rivington & Delancey

For tickets and additional info:
tickets: $12

F to 2nd Ave, 6 to Bleecker, JZ to Bowery, M to Essex


support for Hudson to China comes from: a commission by the Hudson Opera House with funds from the New York State Council for the Arts as well as Concrete Temple Theatre's support from NYSCA and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in addition to a Jim Henson Foundation Project Grant.



2. Richard Artschwager, Jennifer Bartlett, Kim Jones, Robert Longo, Carrie Moyer, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen, Adam Pendleton, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Pat Steir, Andy Warhol, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns, at Lehmann Maupin, Manhattan, opening Dec. 9

Painting and Sculpture
Works Donated by Artists to Benefit the
Foundation for Contemporary Arts

December 9, 2010 - January 9, 2011
Opening Thursday, December 9th
from 6 to 8 p.m. at

Lehmann Maupin
201 Chrystie Street (at Stanton Street)
New York City
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday 12 - 6 p.m.

Organized by
Cecily Brown, Vija Celmins, Rachel Feinstein, Robert Gober, Jasper Johns, Julian Lethbridge, Nate Lowman, Brice Marden, Julie Mehretu, James Rosenquist, Dana Schutz, Kara Walker and T.J. Wilcox

FCA is pleased to hold this fund-raising sale of nearly 200 paintings and sculptures, in all price ranges. Proceeds will benefit FCA's programs. Founded and guided by artists, FCA has long been supported by a large community of artists who have generously donated their work to be sold in FCA’s twelve historic benefit exhibitions. Art dealers have shown their support by hosting FCA’s enormous, salon-style exhibitions, where one is likely to find a work by Ed Ruscha next to a work by an emerging talent. This latest benefit exhibition will be held at Lehmann Maupin’s stunning Lower East Side gallery which opened in late 2007, heralding a burgeoning contemporary art scene in The Bowery.

The Foundation thanks:
Lehmann Maupin
Crozier Fine Arts
Fred Worden Trucking

Bark Frameworks, Chelsea Frames, City Frame, Dianella Printing, The Grenfell Press, Jonah Frameworks, M & G Packaging, Minagawa Art Lines, Universal Limited Art Editions and the many other contributors to this benefit exhibition.

Contributing artists include FF Alumns Richard Artschwager, Jennifer Bartlett, Kim Jones, Robert Longo, Carrie Moyer, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen, Adam Pendleton, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Pat Steir, Andy Warhol and Lawrence Weiner.



3. Jenny Holzer, Susan Kleinberg, FF Alumns, at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Aosta, Italy, thru May 8, 2011

"On Courage"

Presented by Francesco Bonami, Artistic Director of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, and curated by Ilaria Bonacossa. Works by twenty international artists:

Letizia Battaglia (Palermo), Rossella Biscotti (Molfetta-Bari), Maurizio Cattelan (Padova), Marta Dell'Angelo (Pavia), Dongee Koo (Corea del Sud), Lara Favaretto (Treviso), Nan Goldin (U.S.A), Massimo Grimaldi (Taranto), Mona Hatoum (Libano), Jenny Holzer (U.S.A.), Emily Jacir (Palestina), Susan Kleinberg (U.S.A), Armin Linke (Milano), Allesandro Mancassola e Barbara Ceriani Basilico (collettivo formatosi nel 2005), Catherine Opie (U.S.A.), Anri Sala (Albania), Hans Schabus (Austria), Ahlam Shibli (Palestina), Mario Spada (Napoli), Catherine Yass (UK).

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo: 011 3797600, info@fsrr.org, www.fsrr.org

Centro Saint-Benin, Aosta, Italia
26 Novembre, 2010 - 8 Maggio 2011



4. Lucy Lippard, FF Alumn, receives Art Writers Grant 2010


The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2010 grant cycle.

Designed to encourage and reward writing about contemporary art that is rigorous, passionate, eloquent and precise, as well as to create a broader audience for arts writing, the program aims to strengthen the field as a whole and to ensure that critical writing remains a valued mode of engaging the visual arts.

In its 2010 cycle, the Arts Writers Grant Program has awarded a total of 600,000 USD to twenty individual writers. These grants range from 8,000 USD to 45,000 USD in four categories—articles, blogs, books and short-form writing—and support projects addressing both general and specialized art audiences.

Representing a range of genres from scholarly studies to self-published blogs, the twenty selected projects listed below are united by their dual commitment to the craft of writing and the advancement of critical discourse on contemporary visual art.

Alexander Keefe, Aleph-Null: The Short Special Videotape Show of Shridhar Bapat (Essex Junction, VT)
Ara Osterweil, Daddy's Little Girl: Peter Whitehead's Sexual Politics (Oceanside, NY)
Sandra Zalman, Whose Modern Art?: Huntington Hartford, MoMA and the Fight for Modern Art's Legacy (Houston)

Greg Allen, greg. org: the making of (Washington, DC)
Matthew Jesse Jackson, Our Literal Speed (Chicago)
Raphael Rubinstein, The Silo (Houston/New York)
Andrew Russeth, 16 Miles of String (New York)

Myron Beasley, Reciting Sites (Lewiston, ME)
Douglas Crimp, Before Pictures (New York)
David Deitcher, Once More, with Feeling (New York)
Tim Griffin, Compression (New York)
Jesse Lerner, The Mark of Cain (Los Angeles)
Lucy Lippard, Undermining (Galisteo, NM)
Leora Maltz-Leca, William Kentridge: Process as Metaphor and Other Doubtful Enterprises (Cincinnati)
Irene Small, Hélio Oiticica: Folding the Frame (Champaign, IL)

Short-Form Writing
Clare Davies (New York)
Natasha Degen (Rockville Centre, NY)
Henry-Gordon Masters (South Hadley, MA)
David Spalding (Beijing)
Tom Vanderbilt (Brooklyn)

Art Writing Workshop
The Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program is pleased to continue its partnership with the International Art Critics Association/USA Section (AICA/USA), which is designed to give practicing writers the opportunity to strengthen their work through one-on-one consultations with leading art critics. For a list of 2010 Art Writing Workshop Recipients, see artswriters.org/writing_workshop.html


5. Matt Mullican, FF Alumn, at Triple Canopy, Brooklyn

Matt Mullican
Matt Mullican
From Me (in Space), 2010
Archival pigment print
Diptych, each panel 17 x 22 inches
Edition of 30, signed and numbered by the artist
Printed by Christine Burgin
Published by Triple Canopy
View detail images »


Purchase online or contact us for more information. All proceeds benefit Triple Canopy’s artistic and literary programs.

For And Yet It Moves, the tenth issue of Triple Canopy, artist Matt Mullican collaborated with computer programmer Patrick Smith to create "Planetarium," a navigable scale model of the solar system. Mullican, who has worked in performance, installation, and sculpture, first experimented with digital environments in 1991 to create Five into One, a virtual city constructed in accordance with his personal visual vocabulary and cosmological order. Exploring that city, Mullican was transfixed by his ability to leave the earth's surface and travel into the sky, toward the stratosphere, into nothingness. (This experience of unbounded space became a leitmotif in later works.) From Me (in Space), an edition published by Triple Canopy as the companion to "Planetarium," is Mullican's schematic diagram of his relationship to space, positioning him both within and outside the solar system. The left panel of the diptych shows the planets, horizontally aligned and rendered as colored pixels in a black field, in the bright, solid palette characteristic of the artist's sculpture and cartography. On the right, Mullican charts his distance from those planets. Near the bottom of this panel, Mullican has provided a time stamp, halting the movements of these celestial bodies at the moment of his completion of the work.

About the artist
Matt Mullican was born in 1951, in Santa Monica, California, and currently lives in Berlin. His work has been exhibited extensively in the US and internationally. Recently, his work was included in "The Pictures Generation, 1974–1984" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2009) and the 2008 Whitney Biennial; it has also been exhibited at the Drawing Center, New York (2008); Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2005); Ludwig Museum, Cologne (2005); and Museu Serralves, Porto (2001). Mullican's work is currently the subject of a solo exhibition at the STUK Kunstencentrum in Leuven, Belgium, which will be traveling to de Appel, Amsterdam, and Haus der Kunst, Munich.

Triple Canopy is an online magazine, workspace, and platform for editorial and curatorial activities. Working collaboratively with writers, artists, and researchers, Triple Canopy facilitates projects that engage the Internet's specific characteristics as a public forum and as a medium, one with its own evolving practices of reading and viewing, economies of attention, and modes of interaction. In doing so, Triple Canopy is charting an expanded field of publication, drawing on the history of print culture while acting as a hub for the exploration of emerging forms and the public spaces constituted around them. Triple Canopy is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.

Triple Canopy gratefully acknowledges The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston, The Buddy Taub Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Funding Emerging Art with Sustainable Tactics (FEAST), The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, New York Council for the Humanities, New York State Council on the Arts, and The Prospect Hill Foundation, as well as the many individuals and in-kind contributors who have generously given their support.


6. Ann Hamilton, Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumns, at Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO, thru Jan. 15, 2011

Our current exhibition OVERPAPER is a selection of works on, or of, paper by artists including Carmon Colangelo, William Conger, Alex Couwenberg, Jill Downen, Yvette Drury Dubinsky, Beverly Fishman, Joan Hall, Ann Hamilton, Kelley Johnson, Chris Kahler, Matthew Penkala, Judy Pfaff, Paul Henry Ramirez, and Buzz Spector. (here)

Paper has long been the starting point for conceptions by artists, who worked out their ideas on paper before moving them to other mediums. Now the idea on paper often becomes the art, and this exhibition surveys artists using paper both as the template for creative thinking and as a material base for new artistic forms.

Also showing:
Leslie Laskey "Portraits: Artists and Friends" (Front Room)
Heather Bennett "The Empire Trilogy" (Media Room)

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The gallery is located at 3721 Washington Boulevard, in the heart of the Grand Center Arts District, directly opposite the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, and in close proximity to the Sheldon Art Galleries, The Fox Theatre, and Powell Symphony Hall. Bruno David Gallery is St. Louis' leading art gallery specializing in contemporary art and one of the most important places to see art in Saint Louis. The Gallery represents some of the best artists that Saint Louis has to offer, along with artists of national and international reputation. Bruno David Gallery’s art program has introduced new contemporary art to local gallery goers. The gallery is open free to the public and the hours are 10 AM to 5 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays, and by appointment.



7. Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Edward M. Gomez, FF Alumns, in The Brooklyn Rail, and more


I am delighted to inform you that the New York-based critic, arts journalist and author Edward M. Gómez (a past/present contributor to Art in America, Art & Antiques, Art + Auction, the New York Times, Raw Vision (U.K.), Reforma (Mexico), among many other publications), has written an in-depth critical essay about the career history and body of work to date of me, New York based painter, Stephanie Brody-Lederman. Edward's essay will be published in a forthcoming book of art-themed essays that he is now writing. He recently completed a writer's residency at Yaddo, the well-known artists' community in upstate New York, where he worked on this new project.

A shorter version of Edward's essay about my art and the ideas that have informed it over the years will first be published in the soon-to-be-available December 2010/January 2011 double issue of THE BROOKLYN RAIL, the New York-based, monthly journal (in tabloid-newspaper format) that in the past ten years since its founding has become a leading outlet for contemporary critical writing about the arts.

In addition, Edward's essay will soon be published in its entirety in the form of a limited-edition chapbook. That special edition of the essay will include color reproductions of several of my paintings and other works.

The chapbook will be made available at a public reading of the essay that Edward will present in late January. Around that time, the essay in chapbook form will also be made available through Edward and my websites, and also at several bookstores in New York. Please stay tuned for a separate message to come in the near future with details about the location, date and time of the reading in late January, and about retail outlets where the chapbook will be available for sale. Edward and I will post that information on our websites, too.

Edward and I are very excited about this essay, both as a stand-alone publication in the form of the chapbook and as a part of Edward's forthcoming book of essays. It marks the culmination of a stimulating critical dialog about my work and ideas that we have enjoyed in recent years.

Please be on the lookout for the December 2010/January 2011 double issue of THE BROOKLYN RAIL, which is available FREE OF CHARGE at numerous locations around New York. Among others, in Manhattan it can be found at PRINTED MATTER in Chelsea (195 Tenth Avenue, near the southwest corner of Tenth Avenue and West 22nd Street). In Brooklyn, you can find it at Spoonbill & Sugartown, independent bookstore in Williamsburg (218 Bedford Avenue, at the southwest corner of Bedford Avenue and North 5th Street)



8. Karen Shaw, FF Alumn, at Taller Boricua, Manhattan, thru Jan. 15, 2011

Taller Boricua is pleased to announce our latest exhibition:

Exhibition Dates: December 3 – January 15, 2011
Opening: Friday, December 3, 2010 6-9pm
Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12-6pm, Thursday 1-7pm Monday and Sunday Closed
Curated by Marcos Dimas and Christine Licata

Taller Boricua presents "See What I Mean," a group exhibition featuring: Anibal Arroyo, Nicky Enright, Sandra María Esteves, Nicholas Fraser, Caridad De La Luz "La Bruja," Soraya Marcano, Joetta Maue, Elsa María Meléndez, Jesús Papoleto Meléndez, Antonio "Titanium" Montalvo, Christian "XIAN" Montalvo, Urayoán Noel, Ronny Quevedo, David Quiles, Wilson Ramos Jr., Oliver Rios, Karen Shaw and Seldon Yuan.

Bringing together visual artists and Nuyorican poets, the exhibition explores the elastic nature of verbal and visual language. Relationships between how we see and the way we describe the world around us are malleable and intrinsically connected. Within this discourse, the ongoing contributions and legacy of the Nuyorican poets offer important insight. (Re)inventors of the vernacular, they continually encompass other art mediums and expand the boundaries between that which is seen, said and experienced in culture.

Together with visual artists whose work also exists in a realm between expression and perception, the exhibition provokes an expansive dialogue on familiar socio-political realities and constructs of everyday life such as: identity, economics, interpersonal relationships, public media and government practices. Incorporating multimedia installations drawing, collage, found objects as well as digital and traditional printmaking, "See What I Mean" offers a look beyond the surface of words and images to reveal deeper understandings.

Anibal Arroyo is a graphic artist that studied at The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. He is the premier artist of the local art coalition, MAS Media Studios. As such, he has been charged with the illustration duties of their self-published flagship title Street Journal. www.MASmediastudios.com

Nicky Enright is a multimedia artist, educator, and DJ with a BFA from The Cooper Union, and an MFA from Hunter College, both in New York City. He has completed public commissions for clients such as the MTA Arts for Transit (New York), and the Smithsonian Institution, and NASA (Washington D.C.). He has received various awards including an apexart residency in Thailand, December 2010. His international currency, the Globo, was recently exhibited at Exit Art (New York) and profiled on the Forbes Magazine website. He was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador and he lives and works in New York City. www.Lightbolt.net

Sandra María Esteves is a New York City based poet and visual artist known as "La Madrina/the Godmother of Nuyorican Poetry." She has published several poetry collections, including Bluestown Mockingbird Mambo (Arte Público Press, 1990). Her poems have been anthologized extensively, including in Red Hot Salsa; The Heath Anthology of American Literature; Herencia: The Anthology of Hispanic Literature; and Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café. Esteves’ awards include a Pregones Theater/NEA Master Artist Award, the Con Tinta Award from Acentos and AWP and a Poetry Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She has taught creative writing workshops for over 30 years for the NYC Board of Education, the Bronx Council on the Arts, the Caribbean Cultural Center and El Museo del Barrio. She has presented her work at major cultural centers and educational institutions throughout the country. www.SandraEsteves.com

Nicholas Fraser is a mixed media artist living and working in Brooklyn. He received his BFA from Atlanta College of Art and his MFA from the School of Visual Arts (New York). He also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In 2010 he completed new installations at The Flux Factory (Queens), for the exhibition Escape from New York in a former silk dying factory in Paterson, NJ, and for CONVERSATIONS, I’m Caught Up at the Bronx Art Space. His text installations were also included in the 2009 Art in Odd Places along 14th street. His video work has been shown in Toronto, Atlanta and Germany. The Indianapolis Museum of Art will present his Mapping Projects series in the fall of 2011 as part of the show Paper Landscapes. He will be a resident artist on Governors Island as part of the LMCC's Swing Space program in 2011. www.nicholasfraser.com

Caridad De La Luz "La Bruja" is a bronx-born poet/actor/activist known as LA BRUJA, considered one of America's leading spoken word artists. She is a renaissance woman, NY Times called her "a Juggernaut" after a sold out run of her musical Boogie Rican Blvd. Her music has crossed over internationally, her debut album "Brujalicious" can be found on iTunes, the hit Keep It Movin' Like ranked in the top 100 in Germany and London for over a year. Known for her captivating performance on Russell Simmons' HBO Def Poetry Jam, she continues to use her power of word to create positive change in the lives of countless inner-city youth. She has created a movement called "Latinas 4 Life" and travels to countless schools teaching poetry, art and self-expression. www.labrujamusic.com

Soraya Marcano was born in Puerto Rico. She is a visual artist currently living and working in Brooklyn. She received an MFA from Pratt Institute. Her mixed media work has been exhibited internationally at museums and galleries in Puerto Rico, Korea, Mexico, Panama, Canada, Dominican Republic, The United Kingdom, and France; and it is represented in public and private collections. Marcano has participated in artists in residence programs in New York, Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica and she has been an educator for the Bronx Museum, El Museo del Barrio, The Guggenheim Museum as well as other organizations and educational centers. www.sorayamarcano.jimdo.com

Joetta Maue is Brooklyn based artist. Her work has been shown extensively throughout galleries and museums across the country as well as in London and Japan. Most recently her work was seen in solo exhibitions at Elizabeth Beland Gallery (Massachusetts), Basement Gallery, (Oakland) and Corridor Gallery, (New York City). Maue's work is currently a part of the traveling exhibit of the Fiber Arts International. She also authors the popular textile arts blog Little Yellowbird as well as being a regular contributor to the online journal Mr. X Stich & the Textile Arts Center blog. Maue also curates exhibitions focused on contemporary textiles. She is featured in the recently published book, Indie Craft (edited by Jo Waterhouse), the January issue of Needle Magazine and in a forthcoming embroidery book in 2011. www.joettamaue.com

Elsa María Meléndez is a mixed-media artist living and working in Puerto Rico. She received a BFA from the University of Puerto Rico and also studied at both the Turabo University (Puerto Rico) and the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies (Washington). Her exhibitions include Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Third Experimental Print Biennial in Mogosoaia (Romania), The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MA), Museo de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Lolita Rubial Foundation (Uruguay), IV Printmaking Festival (Portugal), The Townhouse Gallery (Ireland) and Artist Space (New York). Her work is also included in several public collections, such as Museo de Arte de Ponce (Puerto Rico), Art of our America Collection (Cuba) and Puerto Rican Athenaeum (Puerto Rico). http://elsa-melendez.msa-x.org

Jesús Papoleto Meléndez is a performance & visual poet, and one of the remaining original founders of the Nuyorican Poets' Movement. His poetry publications include Casting Long Shadows (1970), Have You Seen Liberation (1971), Street Poetry & Other Poems (1972), and Concertos on Market Street (1994). His play, The Junkies Stole the Clock (1974), was the first production of Joseph Papp’s Public Theatre, New York Shakespeare Festival’s Nuyorican Playwrights’ Unit. Meléndez lived in Tijuana, Mexico, where he formed the poetry/jazz ensemble, "Exiled Genius" with Eugene Mingus and M’chaka Uba. He also formed "Nuroyrican School Original Poetry Jazz Ensemble" with Americo Casiano, Jr. Meléndez has received "The Rev. Pedro Pietri Hand Award in Poetry/Playwriting" (2006), "The Louis Reyes Rivera Lifetime Achievement Award" from Amherst College in 2004, the 2001 NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) Fellowship in Poetry, the Artist for Community Enrichment (ACE) Award from the Bronx Council on the Arts in 1995 and a COMBO (Combined Arts of San Diego) NEA Fellowship in Literature. He has performed his poetry with El Reverendo Pedro Pietri at the Folger-Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC.

Antonio "Titanium" Montalvo is the Co-founder of Alpha Godz Entertainment. His work includes illustrating his own projects such as Enlightenment and Time of Your Life and co-illustrating the frontispiece in Tales of the TMNT #41 for Mirage Studios. Recently venturing into Toy sculpture he won the "APW Most NYC Custom Toy Award" in 2009. www.titaniumtoyz.blogspot.com

Christian "XIAN" Montalvo is the Founder of Alpha Godz Entertainment and creator of the original character, "Donnie Bling-Bling." A self-publishing Graphic Artist who has produced work for advertising agencies in Miami, New York and Santo Domingo. Named Third Runner Up in the Weill Cornell Nineteenth Medical Complex Art Show in 2009 and had his work earn a South Florida Local Silver Addy Award in 2006. www.alphagodz.com

Urayoán Noel is a poet, performer, translator, and critic who has lived in New York (mostly uptown and the Bronx) since 1999. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he received his B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico, his M.A. from Stanford, and his Ph.D. from NYU. Among his works are the books of poetry Hi-Density Politics (2010) and Boringkén (2008), and the performance DVD Kool Logic Sessions (2005). He has published poems, essays, reviews, and translations in Fence, BOMB, Centro Journal, New York Quarterly, and in numerous anthologies; and he has taught poetry workshops at the Millay Colony for the Arts, Acentos, and the University of Puerto Rico. His multimedia work includes two ongoing collaborations: "Noricua" (with Edwin Torres and Spanic Attack) and "The Edgemere Letters" (with Martha Clippinger). Noel is now Assistant Professor of English at SUNY-Albany. www.urayoannoel.com

Ronny Quevedo is a visual artist currently living and working in New York. He received his BFA from The Cooper Union (New York). Quevedo has exhibited at the Bronx River Art Center (New York), Bronx Blue Bedroom Project (New York), Saltworks Gallery (Atlanta) and the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos College (New York). He has participated in the following artist programs: Artists in the Market Place (AIM) at the Bronx Museum for Arts (New York) and the Emerge program at Aljira Contemporary Art Center (Newark). http://ps1.org/studio-visit/artist/ronny-quevedo

David Quiles has been an Underground Comic artist for over 10 years. His work can be seen in projects such as Arcane, Gothicsoul, Bare Knuckled Fighter, as well as producing work for such renowned companies as Harris Publications. www.infinitelinecomics.com

Wilson Ramos, Jr. is a Comic Book artist who's worked on coloring such titles as Wolverine, Thor, Deadpool and Spider-Woman to name a few. He is also a letterer of many Japanese comics (Manga) and Korean comics (Mahwah). His work experience includes 10 years at Marvel Comics, Art Director for Committed Comics, and Co-founder of Section 8 Comics. www.the8spot.com

Oliver Rios was born and raised in East Harlem. Graffiti murals and airbrushing in the late '80s and '90s gave Rios notoriety in El Barrio. He has painted murals that have been featured on many prominent shows such as The Latin Grammy's in 2005. His work was also featured in Columbia University, The New Museum of Contemporary Art and El Museo Del Barrio (New York). His work is being distributed through out the United States and Canada by many of the leading cellular providers. Rios now focuses his energy by designing posters for charities such as Breast Cancer Awareness, AIDS and the environment through Orios Designs, a graphic design company which uses visual art continues to help its clients with their creative goals. www.oriosdesigns.com

Karen Shaw is a mixed-media artists living and working in New York. She received her BFA from Hunter College (New York) and completed graduate courses at Hunter College and Long Island University (New York). Her extensive national and international exhibits include Sol de Río (Guatemala City), Galerie Lina Davidov (Paris), Dany Keller Galerie (Munich), Grita Insam Galerie (Vienna) and Bertha Urdang Gallery (New York). Her work is part of many public collections, including Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven), Museum of Modern Art (New York), Israel Museum (Jerusalem), Museum Van Hedendaagse (Antwerp). Her work has been reviewed by renowned publications such as New York Times Review, Artnews, New York Art and Newsday. Shaw has taught at several universities throughout the country, including Princeton University, Northern Illinois University (Dekalb), Queensborough Community College (New York) and University of Tennessee (Knoxville). www.karenshaw100.com

Seldon Yuan received his Bachelors from Carnegie Mellon University and his MFA from Hunter College. He also studied at the École des Beaux-Arts (Paris). His national and international exhibitions include Rare Gallery (New York), International Center for Photography (New York), Museum of Modern Art (New York), Yonder Gallery (Oslo, Norway) and La Générale (Paris). Yuan participated in artists residencies at Study Abroad on the Bowery (New York), Naropa SWP (Boulder, CO) and Chashama North Artist Residency (Pine Plains, NY). Yuan’s publications include his poetry book morning, afternoon, evenings, in addition to work featured in La Mer Gelee, Bonus Magazine, Day 19 Magazine and Oakland Review. His work is represented in many public collections, including New York Public Library’s Photography Collection and the New York Historical Society. www.seldonyuan.com

For additional information about any of the artists, please contact Taller Boricua: contact@tallerboricua.org

Taller Boricua / The Puerto Rican Workshop is a 40-year old artist-run nonprofit art gallery and multidisciplinary cultural space in El Barrio. Our mission is to be a proactive institution for the community in East Harlem by offering programs that stimulate its social, cultural and economic development through the promotion of the arts.

Taller Boricua Galleries 1680 Lexington Avenue, NYC, N.Y. 10029
t: 212.831.4333 f: 212.831.6274 e: contact@tallerboricua.org www.tallerboricua.org
Directions: 6 Train to 103 Street / Free admission / Center is accessible for individuals with disabilities.



9. Rae C. Wright, FF Alumn, at HEREArts, Manhattan, thru Dec. 21

Rae C. Wright, FF Alumn, at HEREArts in "Goodbye New York, Goodbye Heart" by Australian writer Lally Katz, opens December 1 - through December 21st.
Discount tickets ($10) for performances Dec 1-5 with code AUSSIE. at the door or website...directed by Oliver ButlerNicolle Bradford, Ryan King*, Samantha Sherman, Rae C. Wright*, Andrew Dawson*, Danielle Slavick*, Erin Maya Darke, Polly Lee*, Lucy Walters* and Brian Robert Burns*/Scenic Design: Valérie Bart Lighting Design: Carolyn Wong Costume Design: Carolyn Hoffmann Sound Design: Asa Wember Stage Manager: Jeff Meyers* Producer: Avi Lipski Artistic Director: Mark Armstrong @ HERE Arts Center 145 Sixth Avenue, NYC



10. Robert Galinsky, FF Alumn, at Bennett Media Studios, Manhattan, Dec. 18th

Robert Galinsky hosts the Manhattan Monologue Slam http://www.MMSlam.com on Saturday December 18th at Bennett Media Studios, 7pm. Actors sign up to perform/slam theatrical monologues in front of an industry panel and packed house of enthused theatre goers. All actors who sign up get a free DVD of their performance, 1/2 price tickets at the MMSlam. site.



11. Ruth Hardinger, Norm Magnusson, C. Michael Norton, Christy Rupp, Robin Tewes, FF Alumns, at Exit Art, Manhattan, opening December 7

Robin Tewes/Group Exhibition
FRACKING: Art and Activism Against the Drill
at: Exit Art 10 ave & 36 st
December 7, 2010 - February 5, 2011
Opening Dec. 7, 7-9 pm

Armand Agresti, June Ahrens, Guy and Mary Arnold, Sabrina Artel, Kevin Bourgeois, Dianne Bowen, Miriam Brumer, Lois Carlo, Pamela Casper, Peggy Cypher, Carrie Dashow and Suzanne Thorpe, Jacques del Conte, Linda DiGusta, Debra Drexler, Dennis Edge, Mariah Fee, Xeth Feinberg, Jane Fire, Sandy Gellis, Patricia Bellan-Gillen, Elizabeth Ginsberg, Edith Gould, Grace Graupe-Pillard, Ruth Hardinger, Erica Hart, Heide Hatry, Mary Hrbacek, Michael Lebron, Michael Leong, Linda Levit, Ellen Levy, Glenn Lieberman, Norm Magnusson, Angela Manno, E.J. McAdams, Jenny McNutt, Philip Metres and Kristen Baumlier, William Meyer, Rifka Milder, Ron Moroson and Miriam Bloom, C. Michael Norton, Tina Potter, Jane Prettyman, Aviva Rahmani, Michael Forster Rothbart, Allan Rubin, Christy Rupp, Kevin Ryan, Paul Lloyd Sargent, Laura Sheinkopf / Jesse Goldstein / Molly Fair, Barbara Slitkin, Susan Smith, Robin Jane Solvang, Sasha Sumner, Naomi Teppich, Robin Tewes, Edwin Torres, Chris Twomey, Marx Wiener, Jeanne Wilkinson, Alice Zinnes

Opening Tuesday, December 7, 2010 / 7-9pm



12. Eliza Ladd, FF Alumn, at Joyce Soho, Manhattan, Dec. 14

Eliza Ladd is performing a solo work -in - progress, on est deshabille, at Joyce Soho 155 Mercer St, December 14 at 7:30.
Go to http://www.thefield.org/p-720-fall-2010-residency-showcase-at-joyce-soho.aspx for tickets. (This work is being developed as a part of the Field's Emerging Artist Residency funded by the Tides Foundation)



13. Peter Downsbrough, FF Alumn, at Galerie Martine Aboucaya, Paris, France, thru Dec. 18

30 October - 18 December 2010


Galerie Martine Aboucaya,
5, rue Sainte Anastase
F 75003 PARIS
Tel. +33 1 4276 9275
30 October - 18 December 2010



14. Toni Dove, FF Alumn, at The Kitchen, Manhattan, Dec. 10


Please save the date, Friday December 10th, for a performance of my live-mix cinema event Spectropia at The Kitchen in New York City.


Check out my blog at:


I hope to see you at the Kitchen!



15. Yvonne Rainer, FF Alumn, at BFI Gallery, London, England, thru Jan. 23, 2011

The Yvonne Rainer Project
26 November 2010 – 23 January 2011

Private view:
Thursday 25 November 6.30-9pm

BFI Gallery
BFI Southbank, London, SE1
Admission free

This November the BFI Gallery presents an exhibition dedicated to the work of the legendary American dancer, choreographer and filmmaker, Yvonne Rainer (b.1934) whose practice is amongst the most influential on the newest generation of video makers and choreographers alike. In the last few years there have been a number of important publications on her work and museum shows dedicated to her but this is the first time she has had a gallery exhibition in the UK.

The BFI Gallery show features Rainer's installation, After Many a Summer Dies the Swan: Hybrid (2002) to be shown for the first time in Europe and installation format projections of two of Rainer's most recent choreographies (as she has returned to dance in the past ten years), filmed by Babette Mangolte; RoS Indexical (2008) and AG Indexical with a Little Help from H.M. (2007).

Although she is renowned in the world of art because of her innovative contribution to contemporary dance, Rainer is also remarkable because of her involvement with cinema later in her career, and her work is punctuated with references to both the history of dance and cinema. This exhibition concentrates on the reception and transformation of ideas in her work, such as those of choreographers Vaslav Nijinsky and George Balanchine, composer Igor Stravinsky, thinkers such as Ludwig Wittgenstein and Sigmund Freud, and filmmaker Georg Wilhelm Pabst.

Lives of Performers, 1972 (90 min)
Film about a Woman Who …, 1974 (90 min)
Kristina Talking Pictures, 1976 (125 min)
Journeys from Berlin/1971, 1980 (125 min)
The Man Who Envied Women, 1985 (125 min)
Privilege, 1990
MURDER and murder, 1996 (113 min)
Please see www.bfi.org.uk for more details

An excerpt of Yvonne Rainer's Lives of Performers, 1972, will be shown continuously in the Atrium.

An accompanying curated screening programme in the BFI Studio takes place over a weekend in December. It features a presentation of Rainer's Five Easy Pieces, alongside video work by contemporary artists who work in the style of choreography for the camera. The artists are: Yael Bartana, Johanna Billing, Katinka Bock, Jonathan Burrows, Mircea Cantor, Köken Ergun, Michel François, Laurent Goldring, Sonia Khurana, Florence Lazar, Bea McMahon, Natacha Nisic, Adam Roberts, Anri Sala, Beat Streuli, Ulla Von Brandenburg, Su-Mei Tse, Uri Tzaig.

4/5 & 11/12 December.

Yvonne Rainer was born in San Francisco in 1934. After training in modern dance in New York from 1957, she began to choreograph her own work in 1960. She was one of the founders of the Judson Dance Theatre in 1962, the genesis of a movement that proved to be a vital force in modern dance in the following decades. Rainer made a transition to filmmaking following a 15 year career as a choreographer/dancer (1960-1975). After making seven experimental feature films - Lives of Performers (1972), Privilege (1990), MURDER and murder (1996), among others - she returned to dance in 2000 via a commission from the Baryshnikov Dance Foundation for the White Oak Dance Project. Her most recent dances are AG Indexical, with a little help from H.M., a re-vision of Balanchine's Agon, RoS Indexical, a re-vision of Nijinsky's Rite of Spring and a Performa07 commission, and Spiraling Down, a meditation on soccer, aging, and war. Her dances have been performed in New York, Los Angeles, Vienna, Helsinki, Kassel, Berlin, and Sao Paolo. A memoir—Feelings Are Facts: a Life—was published by MIT Press in 2006. Rainer is currently the Claire Trevor Professor in Studio Art at the University of California, Irvine. She lives and works in California and New York.

The Yvonne Rainer Project is curated by Chantal Pontbriand.

About the BFI Gallery
BFI Southbank (located between the National Theatre and the Royal Festival Hall) has the only London contemporary art gallery specifically dedicated to commissioning and showcasing the moving image in its most contemporary forms.

Listing details:
BFI Gallery, BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XT
Gallery admission free
Exhibition open Tuesday to Sundays (and Bank Holiday Mondays):
12 noon - 8pm
Tel: DAILY INFO: 020 7633 0274 BOX OFFICE: 020 7928 3232
Tube/BR: Waterloo



16. Eidia House, FF Alumns, in Brooklyn, opening Dec. 10

Hans Winkler at EIDIA House, Plato's Cave, Williamsburg, opening Friday December 10, 2010 7-9pm, to January 8, 2011

14 Dunham Place
Basement Left
Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY 11211
646 945 3830 / eidiahouse@earthlink.net / By appointment, 1-6pm Wednesday – Saturday


An EIDIA HOUSE project Presenting Hans Winkler
December 4, 2010 to January 8, 2011
Reception Friday, December 10th, 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 seventh artist in the series, Hans Winkler, creates an in situ installation: "buy a revolution."

The intervention "buy a revolution" took place in San Francisco on Feb. 7, 2010. From the streets of San Francisco’s famous Mission district where men now often stand hoping for a job, Hans Winkler hired 10 Mexican day laborers. Winkler paid the men to dress in military uniform, arming them with machetes and black flags. Taking their positions in the back of a pickup truck the men were driven to downtown San Francisco City Hall. What transpired is a metaphor and hint of things to come.

"Artists have always functioned as goals for social projections. The modern artist is defined until today as wandering between diverse social layers. In the municipal structure, this is between spheres of control, of defined and felt power." Kai Bauer

The German conceptual artist Hans Winkler lives and works in Berlin and New York. The actions of Winkler are seen as interventions into the reality of daily life and the perceptions of popular symbols. From 1988 to 2000 he worked in collaboration with artist Stefan Micheel under the label "p.t.t.red." With p.t.t.red, he knocked off the peak of the highest German mountain, the Zugspitze, brought the stone into a Berlin gallery, and crushed it in a concrete mixer. In 1991, for the project: "p.t.t.red Disneyland" Winkler punched out Mickey Mouse and with the backdrop and diversion of America’s "Desert Storm" victory celebration Winkler escaped to Mexico. Finally in 2002 Winkler organized the "un incidente in gondola" an orchestrated accident in Venice. Winkler borrows the symbol of Venice - the gondola and the gondoliere. After special preparations by the artist, who sits in it, the gondola sank in a canal. The project addresses a city flooded with tourism and continually struggling with the preservation of sinking monuments.


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.



17. Barbara Moore, FF Alumn, at The New York Public Library, Manhattan, Dec. 21

Tuesday, December 21, 2010
4:00 p.m. — South Court Auditorium

Barbara Moore
Charlotte Moorman and Her 15 Avant-Garde Festivals

Charlotte Moorman (1933-1991) is usually remembered as the "topless cellist" who was arrested for performing Nam June Paik's "Opera Sextronique" in 1967. But she is more important as an extraordinary performer, producer and proselytizer for avant-garde music, having organized 15 ground-breaking Annual New York Avant Garde Festivals from 1963 to 1980. Twelve of these were in public spaces that had never before been used for cultural events, such as Central Park, the World Trade Center plaza, Shea Stadium, Grand Central Station, and Wards Island. Selected photographs of all fifteen events will be taken from the archive of photographer Peter Moore.

Barbara Moore, writer in residence at The New York Public Library's Wertheim Study, is an art historian and curator of the Peter Moore Archive.

To benefit the world of letters, The New York Public Library maintains two study centers in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building: The Frederick Lewis Allen Room and The Wertheim Study, for qualified scholars needing intensive and long-term use of the collections of the Library.

For more information contact researchstudyrooms@nypl.org



18. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, in Provincetown Banner, Dec 1

Old outhouse to get new, artistic lease on life
By Pru Sowers


PROVINCETOWN — Restoration of old buildings is a time-honored tradition in this historic town. But the owners of possibly the last outhouse here are taking historic preservation to a new level.

Russell Friedman and Wayne Briggs, the owners of 8 Fishburn Court, a Cape-style home built in 1850, didn’t know they had an outhouse in their backyard when they purchased the property in September 2009. But after their broker told them about the undated structure, they weren’t quite sure what to do with it. While there are a few working outhouses connected with the dune shacks in the Cape Cod National Seashore, Friedman said he thinks this may be the last outhouse within Provincetown town limits.

Fast forward to this year, when the two men decided to make some renovations to the home that would involve getting rid of the outhouse. Even though the structure was still standing, "standing" was a bit of a stretch, as the outhouse was decidedly tilted and only about half upright.

"It was a little bit past keeping," Friedman said. "But since it did have some historical value, when Jay contacted us, we thought it would be great to preserve it."

"Jay" is Jay Critchley, local artist and organizer of the Swim for Life, who has preserved a below-ground cesspool on his property and used it on occasion for theatrical performances. A friend told him about the imminent demise of the outhouse and he called up Friedman and Briggs, proposing to take down the structure and rebuild it on his property. And true to his word, Critchley showed up at Friedman and Briggs’ home last week and proceeded to dismantle the outhouse. He’s not quite sure what he’s going to do with it yet; "It’s an intuitive thing," he said. Critchley joked that he may be able to rent it to tourists who descend on the town in the summer, eventually needing a bathroom break.

"I could use it as an outhouse summer rental. I could turn it on its side, a traveling outhouse art gallery. I could use it as a meditation space," he said. "You acquire something and it speaks to you."



19. Thana Pavelic, FF Alumn, at The New School, Manhattan, Dec. 11

Dear Friends,

I am very excited to announce that I am graduating in a few weeks and will be having my Senior Recital on Saturday, December 11 at 2pm!

I have an amazing band that I am very proud to be playing with and am very much looking forward to a possible special guest appearance by one of my most influential mentors... you'll have to come to the recital to find out who it is! (If the names Aretha Franklin, James Brown, and BB King ring a bell then you might know who I'm talking about!)

I will be showcasing my original music and arrangements of varying styles ranging from Jazz to R&B. It is the first time that all these different styles of my writing will be performed in the same concert.

I hope that you will be able to join me for this important event and that you will enjoy what you hear!

The performance will be held at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music (55 West 13th Street, between 5th and 6th avenues) in the Performance Space on the 5th Floor of the building.

I hope to see you there!

Thana Pavelic




20. Peter Cramer, FF Alumn, at Theater for the New City, Manhattan, thru Jan. 30, 2011

Peter Cramer presents his installation "Hommage au Petit Versailles"
at Theater for the New City as part of the exhibition Preservation:Preserve or Forget
November 30 - January 30 2011.

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY, Crystal Field Ex. Director presents
"Preservation PRESERVE OR FORGET" an Exhibit
Curator: Carolyn Ratcliffe, Art Loisiada Foundation
Opening Reception Wednesday,5:30-8 pm December 8th
November 30th, 2010-January 30th, 2011
Theater for the New City Art Gallery, 155 First Avenue
Contact Information: Theater for the New City, 212-254-1109, URLS: theaterforthenewcity.net; artistasdeloisiada.org
Transportation: Accessible by bus M15 & M8, subway: 6, R, L, & Fin this exhibit
In this exhibit artists explore their concept of what it is that they would preserve, be it architecture, neighborhood, community garden or environment. Text is incorporated into the exhibit such as quotes from leading environmentalists as Wangari Maathai (2004 Nobel Peace prize recipient – founder of the green movement in Kenya) --- "It's the little things citizens do. That's what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees". The artists seek to get the viewers to question why the urge to preserve exists in the human heart. The work is multidisciplinary featuring installations, paintings, sculpture, collage and photography.

Britton Baine
Carole Barlowe
Christopher Batenhurst
Meg Boe-Birns
Lois Carlo
Marcus Chae
Peter Cramer
Kathy Creutzburg
Onno de Jong
Lauren Edmond
Dennis Edge
Kris Enos
Caitlin Flynn
Alan Gastelum
James Higgins
Randy Jones
Susann Ferris-Jones
Margo Mead
Kathleen McDermott
Marils Momber
Carolyn Ratcliffe
Jacques Torchon
Suzanne Wilde
Felicia Young

This program is made possible in part by public funds from The NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the New York City Council- (Many thanks to Rosie Mendez, NYC Councilperson),



21. Gulsen Calik, FF Alumn, at Williamsburg Art & Historical Society, Brooklyn, thru Dec. 10, and more

I'm in an art exhibition of artists books/artist book pages at Williamsburg Art & Historical Society in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. Our exhibition is free and you can see it through January 10th, 2011


I'm in a holiday art show at Gallery 128, at 128 Rivington. There, I have "Leafminer Atlas, Fig. 3" and a suitcase from "Egg Mending" Series, both works worthy of seeing. This show is on through December 30th.

Have a wonderful holiday, drink lots of hot apple cider and rum, my favorite drink, make great art work, and if you are not an artist, find different ways to support the arts, including seeing work. Have fun, Gulsen Calik

WAH Center
(Williamsburg Art & Historical Center)
135 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY, 11211, USA
718-486-6012 or 718-486-7372 or 917-648-4290

nd Floor Main Gallery

Special Choice Book Arts Part 1 & 2"

December 4, 2010 - January 9, 2011
Opening Reception: Sat. Dec. 4, 2010, 4-6 PM

Curated by Yuko Nii, Founder/Director of the WAH Center, Brooklyn, NY

Ever since I saw "The Book Art as Art" show at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Wash. D.C. three years ago, my mind and eyes started capturing the book arts landscape like a camera, and I envisioned a uniquely different kind of collaborative show on the Book Arts at the WAH Center in which I invite two outside curators to showcase their own selected artists’ works along with my own selection. I thought it would be interesting to see each curator presenting distinctively different aesthetic judgements on Book Arts. I called the show, "Tri-Fold: New Perspectives on Book Arts."

I invited artist/independent curator Nelleke Nix in Seattle, WA and curator Ana Maria de la Ossa of the Nohra Haime Gallery in New York City to join me. For my own part I decided to have an open call juried show so I could have a great many submissions to choose from. To my surprise I had to choose from over 500 images, an overwhelming but delightful task, for I was able to select many different types of high quality art from altered books, cut-outs, pop-ups, accordion types and, further more, cutting edge in which the unimaginable happens which one cannot easily relate to book art. I named my own part of the Tri-Fold show as "Special Choice."

According to our original plan, the "Tri-Fold: New Perspectives on Book Arts" was to end on Nov. 27. I am happy to say that the show has been well received, and considering the fact that some viewers expressed their wish and also my own wish not to close the show so soon, I've decided to extend the "Special Choice" until Jan. 2, 2011. While the other two curators will dismantle their shows on Nov. 27 as originally planned, in order to ship back the works on time, my artists in the "Special Choice" are flexible and were very happy about leaving their works much longer.

In the "Special Choice, Part 1" show the works are mainly small size book forms with mainly paper medium, being displayed on the pedestals and tables. To contrast to the "Part 1" show, for the " Part 2" show, I tried to choose some larger wall or floor installation pieces, and more with cutting edge presentations. Some are with technological equipments such as live video, sound, electronics, and some with the medium such as steel, brass filing, glass.

So, what you will see in the gallery is a wide scope of Book Arts, combined in the "Part 1" and "Part 2" shows- altogether a variety of humorous, strange, fantastic, and fascinating. They are panorama/ smorgasbord samplings of what you might find in that expansive and ever-flowering field of book arts! Yuko Nii

Continuing from Part 1
Seth Apter, Harriet Bart, Doug Beube, Susan Bonthron, Andras Borocz, Margaret Couch Cogswell, Ceci Cole-McInturff, Pam Cooper, Julie Dodd, Jean Fitzgerald, Chris George, Ania Gilmore, Robin Holder, Silvia Japkin, Sun Young Kang, Joseph Lappie, Guy Laramee', Estelle Levy, Anna Mavromatis, Irmari Nacht, Marianne Petit, James Prez, Carol Quint, Prabish Rayamajhi, Clare Rosean, Jessica Ruliffson, Julie Joy Saypoff, Miriam Schaer, Robbin Ami Silverberg, Amanda Sparks, Carolyn Thompson, Daniel Yacubovic

New Artists in Part 2
Long-Bin Chen, Gulsen Calik, Susan Newmark, Jeffrery Allen Price, John Roach,
Claire Jeanine Satin, Irwin Susskind, Louis M Schmidt, Robert The, Yasuyo Tanaka

Williamsburg Art & Historical Center
135 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 486-6012 or (917) 648-4290

Yuko Nii Foundation
135 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 486-6012



22. Linda Stein, FF Member, at Smith College, Northampton, MA

Linda Stein News Release from Smith College, Northampton, MA:

"Wonder Woman 632" –An intriguing installation by New York artist Linda Stein (http://www.lindastein.com/) is now sited in Neilson Library's Mair Room. The larger-than-life sculpture, collaged with archivally modified and acrylicized Wonder Woman comics, includes a WW wall shadow. You may recall Stein as the feminist duped into being in film "Borat." (http://www.lindastein.com/home/BoratBBC.pdf) This art installation is a gift to the Sophia Smith Collection by feminist icon Gloria Steinem. Both Stein and Steinem's papers are preserved in the SSC. (http://www.smith.edu/libraries/libs/ssc/visit.html)



23. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, in Gastronomica, November 2010

The November 2010 issue of Gastronomica, the journal of food and culture, contains a review of Power Food, the catalogue to Miralda’s exhibition, by Harley Spiller.




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

Martha Wilson, Founding Director
Mary Haberle, Digital Specialist
Michael Katchen, Senior Archivist
Jenny Korns, Webmaster
Harley Spiller, Administrator
Eben Shapiro, Program Coordinator
Judith L. Woodward, Financial Manager