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Contents for December 16, 2010
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1. Rob van Erve, FF Members, at American Academy of Arts and Letters, Manhattan, March 8-April 10, 2011
2. China Blue, FF Alumns, starts new nonprofit organization, TheEngineInstitute.org
3. Julie Tolentino, Ron Athey, FF Alumns, in Dance Theater Journal, Vol. 23
4. Barbara Kruger, FF Alumn, at Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany, Dec. 15, 2010-Jan. 30, 2011
5. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Temescal Arts Center, Oakland, CA, Dec. 17
6. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Dec. 15
7. Nina Kuo, Lorin Roser, FF Alumns, at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga,
8. Fiona Templeton, FF Alumn, at ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 21-22
9. Quimetta Perle, FF Alumn, at The Gallery at HAI, Manhattan, opening Dec. 15
10. Beth Lapides, FF Alumn, at Mbar, Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 31
11. Diana Heise, FF Alumn, at Review Studios Exhibition Space, Kansas City, MO, thru Feb. 18, 2011
12. Jibz Cameron, FF Alumn, at PS 122, Manhattan, Dec. 15-19
13. Shelly Mars, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Dec. 18
14. Colette, FF Alumn, at Black & White Gallery/Project Space, Brooklyn, opening December 17
15. Elly Clarke, FF Alumn, posts Franklin Furnace holiday exhibition online, and more
16. Robert Wilson, FF Alumn, at Jiri Svetska Gallery, Prague, thru Jan. 22, 2011
17. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, at Claudio Bottello Gallery, Torino
18. Taylor Mac, FF Alumn, at La Mama, Manhattan, Jan. 15-30, 2011
19. Terry Braunstein, FF Alumn, new public art projects in Long Beach, CA, dedicatin Dec. 28
20. Benoit Maubrey, FF Alumn, in Vienna, Austria, thru Feb. 20, 2011
21. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, at Barbes, Brooklyn, Dec. 17
22. Patty Chang, Billy X. Curmano, Deborah Edmeades, Andrea Fraser, Coco Fusco & Guillermo Gómez-Penã, Yvette Helin, Donna Henes, Teh-Ching Hsieh, Suzanne Lacy, Julie Laffin, Jesse Jane Lewis, Susan Mogul, Linda Montano, Matt Mullican, Pat Oleszko, Pope.L, Reverend Billy, Nigel Rolfe, Doug Skinner, William Wegman, Kriota Willberg, X-Cheerleaders, FF Alumns, in History of Disappearance exhibition curated by Franklin Furnace, at Aarhus Art Building, Denmark, thru Jan. 9, 2011

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1. Rob van Erve, FF Members, at American Academy of Arts and Letters, Manhattan, March 8-April 10, 2011

Dear friends,
it is an honour and a personal season's cheer to announce that I have been invited to be part of the Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, to be held at the American Academy of Arts and Letters from Tuesday, March 8 through Sunday, April 10, 2011.

It is a beautiful thing, indeed!
Greetings,
Rob van Erve
Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts
March 11 - April 11, 2010
Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members
and Recipients of Honors and Awards
May 20 - June 13, 2010
Exhibitions are open Thursday through Sunday,
1 p.m. to 4 p.m., except on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of holiday weekends. Admission is free.
www.artsandletters.org

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2. China Blue, FF Alumns, starts new nonprofit organization, TheEngineInstitute.org

The Engine Institute, Inc., is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which fosters innovations to benefit society and culture through artistic exploration at the frontiers of science.
The Engine Institute’s current programs include creating a safer fire alarm for the visually impaired, developing an on-line open source hearing health application, producing educational movies about human perception, with more in the works. The Engine Institute also presents Entanglement a new online magazine where you will be able to read about exhibitions, work and events and hear from curators about the intersection of art, technology and science.

Read how the union of art and science is developing new ways to help society at The Engine Institute and to subscribe go to: www.TheEngineInstitue.org.
For more information, questions, donations or if you would like to get involved please contact us at director@TheEngineInstitute.org.
China Blue
Founder and Executive Director
The Engine Institute, Inc.
www.TheEngineInstitute.org

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3. Julie Tolentino, Ron Athey, FF Alumns, in Dance Theater Journal, Vol. 23

Hi all,
This is another little mention in Joao Florencio's piece in DTJ Vol 23/2010, that you might enjoy

Hope this finds you well.
x

Lee Adams & Ron Athey's Visons of Excess: Notes on an 'Esoteric Journey into the Heart of Darkness' by Joao Florencio

"The first work you come across is Julie Tolentino's sublime 24-hour performance, A True Story About Two People. Inside a small room with walls made of glass, Tolentino, blindfolded, dances with someone she has never seen before. There is music inside and the floor is made of grass. Both the artist and her partner are barefoot. They hold each other's hands and, despite not able to hear them, you can see that they are talking. Outside, men and women queue, waiting to become Tolentino's next partners, her next confidants."

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4. Barbara Kruger, FF Alumn, at Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany, Dec. 15, 2010-Jan. 30, 2011

Barbara Kruger. Circus' at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
www.schirn.de

Contact
WELCOME@SCHIRN.DE

Phone: +49(0)69.29 98 82-0
Fax: +49(0)69.29 98 82-240 Address
www.schirn.de
Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt
Rőmerberg
D-60311 Frankfurt am Main
Germany Info
15 December 2010–30 January 2011
Opening Hours:
Tue, Fri–Sun, 10 am–7 pm
Wed and Thu, 10 am–10 pm

THE US-AMERICAN CONCEPTUAL ARTIST BARBARA KRUGER HAS CREATED A NEW WORK FOR THE SCHIRN KUNSTHALLE FRANKFURT

The US-American conceptual artist Barbara Kruger has created a new, publicly accessible installation for the Rotunda of the Schirn, which covers floor, ceiling, and surrounding walls with the white- and partly red-on-black captions typical of her oeuvre. 'I work with pictures and words because they have the ability to determine who we are and who we aren't,' says Kruger, whose show will be presented in the Schirn from December 15, 2010 until January 30, 2011. Pictures and texts from the mass media, advertising, and the sphere of consumption provide the material from which she derives her messages: comments on the individual and society, war and violence, but also on popular culture and commercialism. Relying on formal precision and an unmistakable aesthetics, Kruger succeeds in formulating stirring, irritating, and pointed statements that thematize the relationship between the sexes and other social and political issues. In the Rotunda of the Schirn, passers-by will find themselves confronted with such dictums as 'GEWALT LÄSST UNS VERGESSEN, WER WIR SIND.' (IN VIOLENCE WE FORGET WHO WE ARE.)

In the 1980s, Kruger made a name for herself internationally with works in which she combined black-and-white photographs from the mass media with poignant, partly aggressive textual messages: short statements, open questions, and concrete requests.

Text-image news like 'We don't need another hero,' subtle statements such as 'It's a small world but not if you have to clean it,' or explicitly political statements like 'If you are beaten If you are hurt If you need help GET OUT' and 'Your body is a battleground' exemplify her approach. They also illustrate the character of Kruger's interventions in feminist, political, and class-theoretical discussions and her critical approach to today's consumerist world. Kruger develops her works not only for museums, but frequently conceives them for public space, preferring advertising spaces on buses, advertising columns and lightboxes, or large billboards. On the occasion of the Schirn exhibition 'Shopping. A Century of Art and Consumer Culture' in 2002, she covered the entire facade of the Galeria Kaufhof on the Zeil in Frankfurt, Germany's shopping mile with the biggest turnover, with a 2,200 square-meter work: two gigantic pairs of eyes watched the people in a buying mood. The inscription above the eyes read: 'DU WILLST ES, DU KAUFST ES, DU VERGISST ES' (YOU WANT IT, YOU BUY IT, YOU FORGET IT). With this installation, Kruger picked up the thread of her central work 'I shop therefore I am' from 1987 on a monumental scale.

Since the 1990s, Kruger has also created large-format film and audio installations, arranging her statements in room-spanning typographical blocks. This development springs from the artist's continuing interest in architecture and her efforts to address viewers directly in comprehensive environments – by, among other things, always using the language of the country.

Kruger's clear-cut typography is exclusively based on the Futura font designed by Paul Renner in 1927 under the influence of the Bauhaus. After its publication, it soon became one of the most popular typefaces of the twentieth century and was widely employed in advertising. Its use for large, ostentatious lettering turns the characters into images and makes language perceivable in a spatial manner. Kruger once called places covered with writing all over 'walk-in spaces of thinking.' 'It is a challenge and a pleasure to make each installation the most powerful statement in a certain place,' she says. Kruger's installation 'Circus' conceived exclusively for the Rotunda of the Schirn in 2010 will confront visitors with the phrases 'BELIEF + DOUBT = SANITY' – 'BLINDER IDEALISMUS IST REAKTIONÄR BEÄNGSTIGEND TÖDLICH.' (BLIND IDEALISM IS REACTIONARY SCARY DEADLY.) – 'GEWALT LÄSST UNS VERGESSEN, WER WIR SIND.' – 'THE WAR FOR ME TO BECOME YOU.' – 'WHAT YOU LOVE IS BETTER THAN WHAT I LOVE. WHAT YOU BELIEVE IS TRUER THAN WHAT I BELIEVE. WHAT YOU HATE DESERVES IT.' – 'DU BIST VERLIEBT. DU KANNST EINFACH NICHT AUFHÖREN ZU LÄCHELN. DEIN HERZ HÜPFT. DU LÄUFST DAVON.' (YOU'RE IN LOVE. YOU CAN'T STOP SMILING. YOUR HEART JUMPS. YOU RUN AWAY.) The artist's sentences for the Schirn oscillate between generally valid statements, requests directed at the viewers, and psychological observations. Their enigmatic character is irritating, and their impact overwhelming, not least because of their extraordinary size.

The large-format text collages have long since made Barbara Kruger one of the most important representatives of conceptually oriented contemporary art besides Jenny Holzer, Louise Lawler, Sherry Levine, and others. Her dictums like 'I shop therefore I am' or 'Your body is a battleground' have become an integral part of collective consciousness. Kruger interferes, and she does so deliberately. She has incorporated the architecture of the building in her installation at the Schirn, using the area between public space and museum premises where her preferred fields of activity merge.

DIRECTOR: Max Hollein
CURATOR: Dr. Ingrid Pfeiffer

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5. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Temescal Arts Center, Oakland, CA, Dec. 17

yep! We are coming back in December! Get your excuses ready!

THE UNCOMFORTABLE ZONES OF FUN
experiments in experience/participation performance

The Underground Hit!

CRITIC'S CHOICE: East Bay Express

Frank Moore, world-known shaman performance artist, will conduct improvised passions of musicians, actors, dancers, and audience members in a laboratory setting to create altered realities of fusion beyond taboos. Bring your passions and musical instruments and your senses of adventure and humor. Other than that, ADMISSION IS FREE! (But donations will be accepted.)

Friday, December 17
8pm

TEMESCAL ARTS CENTER
511 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94609-2058

For more information
Call: 510-526-7858
email: fmoore@eroplay.com
http://www.eroplay.com/events.html
http://www.temescalartscenter.org/

2011 Dates!

1/22
2/25
3/26
4/23
5/28
6/25
7/23
8/27
9/24
10/22
11/26
12/16

"...He's wonderful and hilarious and knows exactly what it's all about and has earned my undying respect. What he's doing is impossible, and he knows it. That's good art...." L.A. Weekly

"Merging improv, erotica, entertainment, religion and ritual, Frank Moore - self-styled shaman, world-renowned disabled performance artist, and 2008 presidential candidate ...." - East Bay Express

Resisting "the easy and superficial descriptions..., Moore's work challenges the consensus view more strongly in ways less acceptable than...angry tirades and bitter attacks on consumer culture." Chicago New City

"If performance art has a radical edge, it has to be Frank Moore." Cleveland Edition

"Transformative..." Moore "is thwarting nature in an astonishing manner, and is fusing art, ritual and religion in ways the Eurocentric world has only dim memories of. Espousing a kind of paganism without bite and aggression, Frank Moore is indeed worth watching." High Performance Magazine

"Surely wonderful and mind-goosing experience." L.A. Reader

Downloadable poster here:
http://www.eroplay.com/UZOF_DEC_2010.pdf

In Freedom,
Frank Moore
www.eroplay.com
www.luver.com

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6. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Dec. 15

friends and relations:
i am performing in this show. i wrote the music, and sing and play on accordion and an array of percussion instruments.
i am a dragon, of sorts... it's entertaining and visually satisfying.
two performances only, this wednesday 12/15, at dixon place. info below.
i hope that many of you can see it. it's a good one. at a very modest price.
thanks! bob

Hudson to China
Wednesday, December 15th at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM
Dixon Place: 161A Chrystie Street, Btwn Rivington & Delancey
tickets: $12. For tickets and additional info:
http://www.dixonplace.org/puppetblok/puppet_blok/index.html

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
Stage Manager, Assistant Director, Lighting Designer: Casey McLain
Performers: Carlo Adinolfi, Bob Goldberg, Akiko Hiroshima, and Jordan Swisher.

www.ConcreteTempleTheatre.com

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:
http://www.dixonplace.org/puppetblok/puppet_blok/index.html
tickets: $12

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

DIXON PLACE RULES!!!!!!!

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.

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7. Nina Kuo, Lorin Roser, FF Alumns, at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga,

http://oneweb.utc.edu/~artdept/cressgallery/

group show curated by Prof. Patricia Kartezky ,at the Cress Gallery Univ. of Tennessee, Chattanooga–

Includes Nina Kuo/Lorin Roser 3-d video animation (famous artists Gao Brothers, Long Bin Chen-telephone book sculptures etc) show called "le deluge, après Mao" China’s Surging Creative Tide

W/ lecture and catalog

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8. Fiona Templeton, FF Alumn, at ODC Theater, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 21-22

The Relationship presents
Flow (winged Crocodile) / The Trains
By Leslie Scalapino
At ODC Theater
351 Shotwell Street . San Francisco CA . 94110 www.odcdance.org/theater.php

December 21 & 22, 2010

Flow (Winged Crocodile) / The Trains 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. The play is performed by The Relationship, 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.

Directed by Fiona Templeton,
with Katie Brown, Stephanie Silver and Julie Troost.
Dance choreographed and performed by Molissa Fenley.
Music by Joan Jeanrenaud.
Costumes by Jill St Coeur.
Projected drawings by Eve Biddle.
Video selected by Stephanie Silver and edited by John Jesurun.

"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

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9. Quimetta Perle, FF Alumn, at The Gallery at HAI, Manhattan, opening Dec. 15

Hi,

I'd like to invite you to this event and exhibition I've organized at HAI. There should be some great art and good fun. Proceeds from sales benefit The Gallery at HAI and will help us get to the Outsider Art Fair.

All the best,
Quimetta

JOIN US at THE GALLERY AT HAI!
OPENING RECEPTION AND SALE
Wednesday, December 15
5:30-8:30 pm

18x24: Works on Paper
By Artists from the HAI Art Studio
Otis Bennett, Jr., Linda Burke, Jeshurun Breach, Paris Cardenas,
Jenny Chan, Bernadette Corcoran, Maura Hall, Dwayne Mendez,
Girl Negron, Juan Nolasco, Eloise Ockert, Georgia Redd,
Aracelis Rivera, Vincent Salas

AND

8x10
150 Canvases by Artists From HAI Workshops Around New York City
Each 8x10 canvas is priced at $50, $100 or $150 for a special fundraiser for the Gallery. Proceeds support both the artists and HAI.

THE GALLERY AT HAI
548 Broadway, 3rd Floor (between Prince and Spring St.)
New York, NY 10012
R or N to Prince St., 6 to Spring St. or F, D, B, Q to Broadway Lafayette
For more information, call (212) 575-7696.

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10. Beth Lapides, FF Alumn, at Mbar, Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 31

"100% Happy 88% of the Time" adds
a special New Years Eve show!

100% HAPPY 88% OF THE TIME
Written & Performed by Beth Lapides with Special Guests

New Year's Eve, Friday, Dec. 31
Doors open at 9pm, Music at 9:30
Show at 10:30
at Mbar, 1253 N. Vine St.
323-717-4731 or http://bethlapides.com/ $50 admission includes champagne, music, show, midnight invocation + dancing

Press info: Greg Miller 323-717-4731 greg@bethlapides.com

Un-Cabaret meets Cabaret in this musical standup stage show that finishes a sold-out run at the Improv Theater on Dec. 15.

The New Wave of the New Age! Lighten up your holidays with Beth Lapides'
magical mystery tale of enlightenment and personal guide to happiness.

Beth combines comedy, personal storytelling, big ideas, edge science, New Age spirituality, multi-media and original songs in a night of evolutionary entertainment that has been making audiences 100% happy.

The New Years Eve performance features Beth and her musical collaborator Mitch Kaplan plus special musical guests including vocalists Kristin Mooney & Claire Holley with Eric Heywood (The Pretenders) on the pedal steel guitar and Denise Fraser on percussion.

Beth finds the silver lining in these crazy changing times as she tells the story of her eviction from an apartment in LA and move to the desert where she falls down the rabbit-hole of the New Age. But she's really telling a bigger story. As she says in the show.

"We're all being evicted. Individually from homes and jobs and lifestyles.
But we're also being collectively evicted. From the Newtonian, network news-ian, petroleum filling-up-ian, Piscean Age into the more watery, fluid, Aquarian quantum field."

Beth is a visual and performance artist turned comedy revolutionary. She created numerous stage shows and toured the English-speaking world before creating Un-Cabaret and launching modern 'alternative comedy'. "100% Happy 88% of the Time" is her triumphant return to a larger theatrical canvas.

"Eureka!" flavorpill

"Mind-expanding!" LA Weekly - Best of LA

"Unique and inspiring!" NBC/The Feast

"Life-affirming and hilarious. You couldn't ask for a funnier evening out with your metaphysical self!" Edge Magazine

"Hilarious intelligent powerful fun!" Frontiers Magazine

"Insightful & dripping with wit!" NBC LA

"Lovely uplifting soul-based entertainment!" LA Yoga Magazine

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11. Diana Heise, FF Alumn, at Review Studios Exhibition Space, Kansas City, MO, thru Feb. 18, 2011

Review Studios Exhibition Space Presents

FIT

FIT: an exhibition of Review Studios Resident Artists featuring work by Barry Anderson, Julie Farstad, Archie Scott Gobber, Marcie Miller Gross, Beniah Leuschke, Warren Rosser, Davin Watne, Diana Heise, Andrea Flamini, Colby K Smith, May Tveit, Peter Warren and James Woodfill.

FIT

Exhibition Dates:
Friday, December 10, 2010 - Friday, February 18, 2011
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 4 pm
Location:
1708 Campbell
Kansas City, MO 64108
Contact:
reviewstudios@ereview.org
816.994.7134

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12. Jibz Cameron, FF Alumn, at PS 122, Manhattan, Dec. 15-19

get tickets now to the WORLD PREMIER OF
Brothers and Sisters and Motherfuckers
a Dynasty Handbag holiday special
TICKETS ARE FLYING OFF THE TICKET THING!
THURSDAY ALREADY NIGHT SOLD OUT! ALL SEATS PURCHASED BY PHARMACUEDICAL COMPANY HOLIDAY PARTY - NO SHIT!
This year Dynasty Handbag is hosting the family holiday dinner that is sure to be a messy mash up of passive-aggression, fart jokes, personality meltdowners. Everyone has something to bring to the table, and when all become deathly ill after greedily scarfing up, everyone is suspect of bringing in the virus. But who is the motherfucking asshole sibling who would infect everyone? It must be DH...she is the HOSTt after all. Find out when a family secret is revealed and an antidote must be found...or else! Using live performance and 4 on-stage video screen projections of family members, all performed by Ms Handbag, BSMF is a tour de farce of comedic acting skills as well as a film editors nightmare.

note: OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION TO FOLLOW PERFORMANCE at the THEATER!

Written, Directed and Performed by Jibz Cameron
Camera, Edit, Animation: Amy Von Harrington
Produced by Jibz Cameron and Amy Von Harrington
Sound: A.V. Linton and Jibz Cameron
Video display and Set Design: Lauren Brown
Costumes: Hayden Dunham
Hair n' Makeup: Holli Smith

ONLY 5 NIGHTS!!!
Wednesday, December 15 - Sunday, December 19, 2010 at PS122
Wednesday - Saturday at 8PM, Sunday at 6PM,
LATE SHOWS: Friday & Saturday at 10PM

$20, $15 (students/seniors)

Performance Space 122
150 First Avenue
New York, NY 10009

ONLY $11 with a PS122 Passport

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13. Shelly Mars, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Dec. 18

Please join Shelly Mars and Kirby for another Bulldyke Chronicles, ( Holiday Spectacular) this Sat. Dec. 18, at 9:30 pm at Dixon place.

Expect edgy, arty, an inappropriate performance, music and dance.
Artists for the evening: Greg Walloch, Goldie Peacock, Pamela Means, Cara Kilduff, Lindsay Naas and Ben Lerman.

www.shellymars.com for more info.

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14. Colette, FF Alumn, at Black & White Gallery/Project Space, Brooklyn, opening December 17

Basic Instinct

Artists:
Colette, Jessica Lagunas, Natsu, Alicia Ross, Vadis Turner

Guest Curator:
Sasha Okshteyn

December 17th, 2010 to January 23rd 2011

Open Reception :
Friday, December 17th, 6-9pm

PRESS RELEASE:
Black & White Gallery/Project Space, Brooklyn, NY is very pleased to host Basic Instinct – a group exhibition by five female artists reflecting on the trajectory of gender-specific issues from cross-generational and diverse social and cultural contexts. Deftly curated, Basic Instinct, is an intimate experience – in large part due to the intensely personal and arcane nature of the works that both celebrate and challenge the notions of feminine gender identities traditionally associated with motherhood, sexuality, romance and body image.

Colette, a pioneering artist and persona of downtown New York will have several seminal works on view, together offering a selective survey of her contribution to two significant areas of contemporary art: the creation of a total environment and the use of the artist’s own body as an instrument of expression.

New York-based Guatemalan artist Jessica Lagunas will present her video-performance series featuring three beauty routines of embellishment incorporated in women’s daily lives in such a way that they hardly notice or question them. Each video is a beauty ritual performed by the artist where she applies nail polish, black mascara and red lipstick. The camera focuses on the part of the body where the action takes place: with repetitive gestures she applies makeup continuously for one hour, documenting these mundane activities and their compelling power of transformation.

New York-based Japanese artist Natsu has created a site-responsive installation Cradle – Island Universe that fills the outdoor gallery space dramatically interlacing vibrantly colored strings of beads suspended in the form evocative of a breast or cradle. Visitors can move through and around the work that sparkles as the beads reflect natural light, creating a luminous effect amplified by the austere industrial space. The milky-circle bead sculpture is hanging in the air to embrace the universe as its birthplace – nest – cocoon.

Texas-based artist Alicia Ross explores the mechanism of the consensual production of symbolic values. She passionately tackles difficult subject matter and taboos within society and presents them as naked truth. The works’ often provocative appearances highlight the artist's ongoing exploration of ideas surrounding conflicting views of feminine identity in the contemporary society and the ubiquitous virtuous/voracious societal impulses towards the female form. Ross appropriates images from online media sources and digitally translates them into cross-stitched constructions, using the sewing machine as a drawing tool. The finished pieces reflect a fusion between hand-made traditions and digital aesthetics.

Brooklyn-based Vadis Turner has designed and constructed an environment using ten separate mixed media pieces from the artist’s collection of contemporary heirlooms that will comprise her dowry, all arranged as a female body spread on a table top. Each piece is made with discarded and broken jewelry reminiscent of ceremonial adornments used in rites of passage. Each piece is an enlarged replica of the artist’s internal organs and major bones. Their worth can be measured in reference to money, beauty, and the body. Visitors can walk around the work, absorbing it as a sculpture or enjoy each individual piece. Turner's intimately scaled, deeply felt objects—in her signature sensual, handmade style—exist along the lines of how women of her generation craft their identities and measure their own worth and value.

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15. Elly Clarke, FF Alumn, posts Franklin Furnace holiday exhibition online, and more

Hello all!

First of all, photo from WUNDERKAMMER AT FRANKLIN FURNACE IN NEW YORK are now online: http://www.clarkegallery.de/past/wunderkammer-in-new-york/

Secondly, if you're in Berlin this is your very last chance to see the group exhibition GLASS CRASH FEELING (Goldrausch 2010) at Galerie September and Schaulager Barbara Thumm. This exhibition features the work of three artists who are also in WUNDERKAMMER - Kymberly Ward, Anna Myga Kasten and Elly Clarke - and twelve others. It runs until 6pm on Saturday 18th Dec.

That evening, at 19:30, the Finnissage to this exhibition kicks off with a performance of LOV & TVO by Pauline Curnier Jardin followed by the first ever gig of THEODOR STORM FEATURING THE UNFORGETTABLE BITCHES - a band made up of seven female artists; six of whom have work in the exhibition: Lisa Jugert, Tatiana Echeverri Fernandez, Linda Franke, Katja Kollowa, Anna Mields, Elly Clarke and with Pauline Curnier Jardin making a very special guest appearance.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/clarkegallery/5258556340/

Info about exhibition opening times and gig location follows:

GLASS CRASH FEELING

Open 20.11-18.12, 2010 Tuesday-Saturday 12-18.00

Galerie September, Charlottenstrasse 1, 10969 Berlin & Schaulager Galerie Barbara Thumm / Markgrafenstrasse 68, 10969 Berlin

THEODOR STORM FEATURING THE UNFORGETTABLE BITCHES:

8pm on 18th December 2010

FORUM FACTORY, Besselstrasse 14, 10969.

All these venues are in the same complex. Nearest U-Bahn Kochstrasse.

Would be great to see you there!!!

Elly Clarke

CLARKE GALLERY / mail@clarkegallery.de / www.clarkegallery.de / www.ellyclarke.com

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16. Robert Wilson, FF Alumn, at Jiri Svetska Gallery, Prague, thru Jan. 22, 2011

Robert Wilson
Video Portraits

Jiri Svestka Gallery is announcing the new exhibition by American artist Robert Wilson, showing videos from the VOOM Portrait series. A large selection of the video works by the famous theatre director and stage designer will be on show from 13th November 2010 until 22nd January 2011, portraying celebrity actors and writers, such as the Princess of Monaco, Johnny Depp, or Winona Ryder.

Robert Wilson (born 1941 in Waco, Texas) is an internationally acclaimed American artist who is considered the worldwide leading vanguard theatre director. His stage productions count among the most revolutionary while Wilson is seen as visionary in connection to his theatre work. With his ground-breaking stage designs Wilson changed the world of theatre like no other before him. The opera Einstein on the beach in collaboration with renowned composer Philip Glass caused a sensation when premiered in 1976.

In Prague’s National Theatre, Wilson directed Fate (Osud) by Leoš Janáček to critical acclaim in 2002. This year, he staged Janáček’s Kat’a Kabanova while this season will see another piece directed by Wilson in Prague: The famous Karel Capek’s utopian drama The Makroupoulos Case will be premiered on the 18th of November 2010 at the Stavovske Theater under Wilson’s direction, coinciding with the Robert Wilson show at Gallery Jiri Svestka.

During his 40-year career as a theatre director and stage designer Wilson regularly provoked the art world first with his architectural works and later with videos, which are shown across the world at leading museums and institutions. Wilson started his celebrity video portraits in the 1970’s with Louis Aragon among others. In this work, Wilson creates surreal and often very theatrical scenes, referring partly to biographical details of the actors or cultural cross-references: Johnny Depp is posing with fur coat and hat as the female alter ego of Marcel Duchamp as photographed by Man Ray in 1921 (Johnny Depp, 2006). The staging of Caroline of Monaco is based both on a painting by John Sargent and a film scene by Alfred Hitchcock (Princess Caroline, 2006). Wilson hereby uses dramatic light and shadow effects as well as music by famous composers. Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven are to be heard in this series together with lyrics by Tom Waits or T.S. Eliot. Elements from pop culture, fashion, design and media find their way into his work in the same way as opera, literature and classical dance.

Other video portraits such as Jeanne Moreau use classical portrait paintings as a reference, where Wilson collages the famous actress’ head in the 16th century painting Mary Queen of Scotts by Nicholas Hilliard. Meanwhile, Wilson is not only portraying celebrities. In the video Ivory (2006) he recites a text on Hamlet with the image of a black panther looking quietly into the camera. Another fascinating animal portrait is that of a porcupine set against the background of a star-spangled sky (Boris, 2006). His work captures different personalities in a poetic way while adding a surreal element.

The series of VOOM Portraits can be seen as a continuation of classical portraiture translated into new media. As Wilson comments on his video work: "A man from the street, an animal, a child, superstars, gods of our time" (Robert Wilson), the series is a reflection of both personalities under media attention as well as contemporary technological possibilites. Similar to what Van Dyck expressed as a court painter in the 17th century, the video portraits by Robert Wilson stage personalities of our time with today’s media.

Wilson’s video portraits were shown widely in institutions around the world, such as the important German museum Center for Art and Media (ZKM), Karlsruhe that dedicated a solo exhibition for Wilson’s video works this May. Finally, the artist is still expanding his series of high definition video portraits and also looking for interesting commissions. As such, he produced a video portrait of the Swiss entrepreneur and art collector Luc Hoffmann.

Production: Dissident Industries Inc.

Jiri Svestka Prague
Biskupsky dvur 6, 110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic

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17. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, at Claudio Bottello Gallery, Torino

Joseph Nechvatal show "vOglia" @ Claudio Bottello Gallery Torino
http://post.thing.net/node/3236

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18. Taylor Mac, FF Alumn, at La Mama, Manhattan, Jan. 15-30, 2011

This is my new play running only two weeks (16 performances) in the Under The Radar Festival and at La Mama. Get your tickets now as, because of the equity contract, we can only sell 100 tickets per show.

Hope to see you there.
xo
taylor

Coming in January from
Talking Band and Taylor Mac
The Walk Across America for Mother Earth combines Taylor Mac’s exuberant theatricality with the richly scored work of Talking Band to tell the story of a nine-month protest walk from New York to the Nevada Nuclear Test Site.

Eighteen and eager to flee his suburban conservative upbringing, Taylor joined this group of political activists, ageing hippies, baby hippies, punks, anarchists, dykes, radical fairies, men, women, senior citizens, and children on a nine-month walk across the United States. Re-told and re-imagined by Taylor, Walk asks its artists and audiences to take a second look at how the idea of community sometimes fails to unite us, and sometimes brings us together in the most surprising ways.

Read the Playwright's Center's interview with Taylor Mac about The Walk Across America for Mother Earth.

Written by Taylor Mac
Directed by Paul Zimet
Music by Ellen Maddow
Costume Design by Machine Dazzle
Set Design by Anna Kiraly
Lighting Design by Lenore Doxsee
Production Stage Manager Robert Signom III

With

Will Badgett
Viva DeConcini
Daphne Gaines
Francis Jue
Ellen Maddow
Taylor Mac
Steven Rattazzi
Tina Shepard
Jack Wetherall
Nikki Zialcita About Walk

When:
January 15 - 30
Wed. - Sat.: 7:30 pm
Sat. Matinee: 2:30 pm
Sun. Matinee: 5:00 pm
(Sunday, January 16th performances at 2:30pm and 7:30pm)

Where:
La MaMa
Ellen Stewart Theatre
66 East 4th Street
2nd Floor
For more information about Talking Band and Walk visitwww.talkingband.org.

Tickets:
$25 ($20 Student/Senior)
To purchase tickets in advance gohere
Or call 212.475.7710

The Walk Across America for Mother Earth is produced in association with The Exchange and is part of Exchange NYC 2010-11, a city wide season of new work by America’s most innovative theatre companies. Tickets for The Walk Across America for Mother Earth are available as part of the X-Pass, Exchange NYC’s tremendously affordable and flexible season pass. For more information and to purchase the X-Pass:www.xpass.org.

The Walk Across America for Mother Earth is part of the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival.

Talking Band
PO Box 293, Prince Station
New York, NY 10012

Copyright (C) 2010 Talking Band All rights reserved.

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19. Terry Braunstein, FF Alumn, new public art projects in Long Beach, CA, dedicatin Dec. 28

Invitation to Two Public Art Dedications

Hi, Everyone,

I wanted to let you know that I have recently completed work on three commissioned public art projects.

Paramount (at Paramount and Artesia Blvds. in Long Beach) A 14’ high mosaic and stainless steel sculpture. (RDA commission)
Dedication: December 28th at 10AM

Rosie the Riveter Park (at Clark and Conant Streets in Long Beach) Park enhancements in collaboration with Councilwoman Gerrie Schipske that include sandblasting, porcelain tiles and signage. (Rosie the Riveter Foundation commission)

Directions (at two bus stations at Long Beach Blvd. and 6th St., two at Long Beach Blvd. and Anaheim St., and two at Long Beach Blvd. and Willow St. in Long Beach) Porcelain tiles in pavement (Long Beach Transit commission)

Competed in Spring, 2010

Sending you my best wishes for the holidays!

Terry

www.terrybraunstein.com

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20. Benoit Maubrey, FF Alumn, in Vienna, Austria, thru Feb. 20, 2011

Dear Friends and colleagues,

please join us smashing speakers in Vienna.

Presenting my AUDIO GUILLOTINE at the MuseumQuartier in Vienna every day until February 20th 2011.

http://www.mqw.at/en/program/detail/?event_id=6143

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21. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, at Barbes, Brooklyn, Dec. 17

Hello Friends,
This Friday, December 17th my ensemble Monkey on a Rail performs @ 8pm at Barbes. This is our first show in years and I'm very excited to present an all-star line up.
What to expect...mind bending modal melodies in funked up mixed meters on horns, bass and drums. If you like EJG, you love this and the band has three out of four EJG members. Featuring Terry Dame-compositions, soprano/tenor sax, Jessica Lurie-alto sax/flute, Tina Richerson-bari sax, Pam Fleming-trumpet, Mary Feaster-bass, Lee Frisari-drums...plus perhaps a surprise guest. This is a rare opportunity to see this band live...you don't want to miss it. Hope to see you there.

Peace,
Terry

www.terrydame.com/tdame_monkey.html

Terry Dame's Monkey on a Rail
Friday, Dec. 17th 8pm
Barbes
376 9th Street (corner of 6th Ave)
Park Slope, Bkln
www.barbesbrooklyn.com/

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22. Patty Chang, Billy X. Curmano, Deborah Edmeades, Andrea Fraser, Coco Fusco & Guillermo Gómez-Penã, Yvette Helin, Donna Henes, Teh-Ching Hsieh, Suzanne Lacy, Julie Laffin, Jesse Jane Lewis, Susan Mogul, Linda Montano, Matt Mullican, Pat Oleszko, Pope.L, Reverend Billy, Nigel Rolfe, Doug Skinner, William Wegman, Kriota Willberg, X-Cheerleaders, FF Alumns, in History of Disappearance exhibition curated by Franklin Furnace, at Aarhus Art Building, Denmark, thru Jan. 9, 2011

http://www.aarhuskunstbygning.dk

The Aarhus Art Building
J.M. Moerks Gade 13
DK - 8000 Aarhus C
+ 45 86 20 60 50

History of Disappearance presents a rare opportunity to experience some of the high points of experimental performance art. The exhibition examines art that only exists in the here and now – so-called live art and the documentation of this artistic genre. Also explored at the exhibition is the role of art institutions in relation to non-object-based art like live art and the importance of documenting and preserving these kinds of art forms. The exhibition is curated by Archives of Franklin Furnace in New York and consists of documentations of performances from important moments in the avant-garde 1970s to the politically shifting times of the 1980s to artists’ use of the Internet as a platform in the new millennium.

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