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Contents for January 16, 2011
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1. Liliana Porter, FF Alumn, at Galeria del Paseo, Manantiales, Uruguay, thru Jan. 14
2. Charles Clough, FF Alumn, at the University of Buffalo, and more
3. Simone Forti, FF Alumn, at MOCA, Los Angeles, Jan. 23
4. Babs Reingold, FF Alumn, at New Jersey City University, opening Jan. 27
5. Mona Hatoum, FF Alumn, at Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK, thru March 6
6. Phillip Warnell, FF Alumn, now online
7. James Godwin, R. Sikoryak, Kriota Willberg, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Jan. 19
8. Zackary Drucker, FF Alumn, at Statler Waldorf Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 14, and more
9. Dynasty Handbag, Nao Bustamante, Zackary Drucker, Laura Parnes, Eileen Myles, Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumns, at Invisible-Exports, Manhattan, Jan. 14, and more
10. Mira Schor, Robin Tewes, FF Alumns, at Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, Reno, NV, opening Jan. 20
11. Leon Ferrari, FF Alumn, at Haunch of Venison, Manhattan, Jan. 28-March 5
12. Judith Simonian, FF Alumn, at Edward Thorp Galler, Manhattan, opening Jan. 14
13. Martha Rosler, FF Alumn, at Electronic Arts Intermix, Manhattan, Jan. 19
14. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, in Cape Cod Times, and more
15. Leon Golub, FF Alumn, at Museum Het Domein, The Netherlands, Jan. 22-April 25
16. Rob Andrews, Peter Dobill, Holly Faurot and Sarah H. Paulson, Zhenesse Staniec Heinemann, at English Kills Art Gallery, Brooklyn, Jan. 14-15
17. Laure Drogoul, FF Alumn, at University of Maryland, Jan. 24-Feb. 27
18. Beth Lapides, FF Alumn, at Improv Lab Theater, Los Angeles, Jan 20 and 27
19. Sol LeWitt, FF Alumn, at Cabinet, Brooklyn, opening Jan. 20
20. LAPD, FF Alumns, at Highways, Los Angeles, CA, Jan 28-29
21. Taylor Mac, FF Alumn, at La Mama, E.T.C., Manhattan, Jan 15-16
22. Marina Abramovic, FF Alumn, at Park Avenue Winter, Manhattan, thru March 20
23. Alison Knowles, FF Alumn, at The Artist’s Institute, Manhattan, Jan. 17
24. elin o’Hara slavick, FF Alumn, in Chapel Hill, NC, Jan. 28-April 29
25. Carol Jacobsen, FF Alumn, at Denise Bibro Fine Art, Manhattan, opening Feb. 3
26. Anton van Dalen, Sabrina Jones, Rebecca Migdal, FF Alumns, in The New York Times, Jan. 14
27. Jan Fabre, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Jan. 14
28. Julie Tolentino, FF Alumn, at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 21-22
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1. Liliana Porter, FF Alumn, at Galeria del Paseo, Manantiales, Uruguay, thru Jan. 14

Solo exhibition: Liliana Porter, Galeria del Paseo, Manantiales, Uruguay. from January 7th till January 14, 2011.

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2. Charles Clough, FF Alumn, at the University of Buffalo, and more

Exactly forty years ago today I decided to "devote my life to art". And so it is that I am especially gratified to receive notice today that the University at Buffalo, where I first exhibited my paintings in 1973, has embraced Dorothy and Herbert Vogel’s gift of circa four hundred of my works.

An exhibition of "O My Goodness", a painting, its portrait, a book and movie will be on view at White Columns in New York City from February 4 - March 5, 2011. More information is available at www.clufff.com

Bye bye, CC

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3. Simone Forti, FF Alumn, at MOCA, Los Angeles, Jan. 23

FORTI ON ALL FOURS

@ MOCA GRAND AVENUE
January 23, 2011 @ 7pm
In conjunction with "The Artist's Museum" exhibition

"A bear turns by swinging the weight of his head over to the side and letting his whole body be pulled into the new direction."

Simone Forti will perform "Sleep Walkers" and "Striding Crawling", based on her animal movement studies of the 1970s. She will also perform an improvisational "News Animation". Forti is joined by French dancer Claire Filmon. Sound by Peter Van Riper.

Museum of Contemporary Art
250 S. Grand Ave. LA, CA 90012

INFO: 212 621-1736 or education@moca.org FREE; please RSVP to reservations@moca.org

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4. Babs Reingold, FF Alumn, at New Jersey City University, opening Jan. 27

Hi All,
I am very pleased to participate in FLESH ART

The Exhibition is simultaneously located in both New Jersey City University Galleries.

The Harold Lemmerman Gallery: 2039 Kennedy Blvd. Hepburn Hall, Room 323, 201-200-3246
The Visual Arts Gallery: 100 Culver Avenue, 201-200-2496

The Artist's opening reception is January 27, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
For directions, see http://www.njcu.edu/i2e/visit/directions.asp

New Jersey City University Galleries present:
FLESH ART
January 24 – March 4, 2011

Artists' Reception: January 27, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m

"Flesh Talk" with Matthew Lahm and Babs Reingold at the Visual Arts Gallery at 5:30 p.m.

Curated by: José Rodeiro
A multimedia exhibition exploring varied meaning and implications of flesh through painting, sculpture, photography, installation, and video.

Featured works by: Williams Coronado, Orga Cruz, John Hardy, Ben Jones, Matthew Lahm, Jen Mazza, Babs Reingold, Hanneline Røgeberg, Herb Rosenberg, Joan Semmel, Giuseppe Satta and Sandra Silva

"FLESH ART," an exhibition simultaneously presented within both the Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery and Visual Arts Gallery, will feature work by a dozen artists that employ flesh as subject-matter and demonstrate the realm of possibilities in negotiating figuration and abstraction. Curated by NJCU art historian, Dr. José Rodeiro, this multimedia exhibition explores how selected artists delve into the meaning and implications of flesh on many levels through painting, sculpture, photography, installation, and video. This unique exhibition will feature three never before seen paintings by renowned painter, Joan Semmel, who, since the early-1970s, has created innovative flesh-based paintings and is considered a pivotal figure in Flesh Art. Also featured are NJCU's eminent retired professor Ben Jones, who is a prominent figure in African-American art and NJCU professor and acclaimed sculptor Herb Rosenberg. The exhibition is greatly diversified by original works by Rutgers' professor and internationally active painter, Hanneline Røgeberg; strikingly visceral installation and multimedia works by Babs Reingold of Bayonne, NJ; intimate oil paintings by Jen Mazza of Brooklyn, NY; Cityscapes incorporating flesh in media by John Hardy of New York, NY; and video art by Giuseppe Satta of Italy. Furthermore, works by NJCU alumni, Matthew Lahm, William Coronado, Sandra Silva and Olga Cruz, demonstrate a legacy of "FLESH ART."

To see images and links to each of the artist websites, visit the College of Arts and Sciences website.

Gallery hours (for both galleries):
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. *

*For other days and times, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

The Harold Lemmerman Gallery: 2039 Kennedy Blvd. Hepburn Hall, Room 323, 201-200-3246
The Visual Arts Gallery: 100 Culver Avenue, 201-200-2496

Two galleries are a half-block away from each other.

For directions, see http://www.njcu.edu/i2e/visit/directions.asp

For further information, please contact Midori Yoshimoto, Gallery Director at 201-200-2197.

http://www.babsreingold.com

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5. Mona Hatoum, FF Alumn, at Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK, thru March 6

Keeping It Real:
Current Disturbance: Mona Hatoum
17 December 2010 – 6 March 2011

Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7QX, United Kingdom
whitechapelgallery.org

A single room-filling installation by British-Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum is shown for the first time in London at the Whitechapel Gallery.

The third in a series of four displays from the D. Daskalopoulos Collection, Greece, Current Disturbance (1996) fills the gallery with the sound of electric current feeding flashing lightbulbs in a vast grid of metal cages. As the bulbs light up and fade out at irregular intervals, they illuminate the surrounding room and the mass of wiring covering the floor.

Combining references to the body and abstract art, Hatoum's installation creates an uneasy sense of threat that provides an open-ended commentary on the state of the world today.

This exhibition is drawn from the D.Daskalopoulos Collection, Greece, as part of the Whitechapel Gallery's programme to open up important public and private collections for everyone. Devised by Achim Borchardt-Hume, Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery, Keeping it Real is a series of four micro-exhibitions, with each one building on the memory of its predecessor. They bring together artworks whose meaning is deeply rooted in the materials employed by the artists.

The fourth and final exhibition in this series, Material Intelligence, 18 March – 22 May 2011 includes artists who use readily available images as their material. These artists' interest in everyday experiences and objects is seen in Martin Kippenberger's collages combining iconic Pop art with cut-outs from a German nudist magazine, Seth Price's wall-mounted silhouettes and Kelley Walker's digitally manipulated brick painting. Other artists on show include Paul Chan, Sam Durant, Arturo Herrera, Gabriel Kuri, Rivane Neuenschwander, Gabriel Orozco and Ester Partegàs, and a rare opportunity to see works by US artist Cady Noland.

The presentation of the D. Daskalopoulos Collection is part of the Whitechapel Gallery's ongoing programme of opening up collections that are rarely seen by the public in the UK. Exhibitions are displayed in the dedicated Collections Gallery, one of the new spaces in the expanded building which opened in April 2009. It follows the presentation of 5 displays from the British Council Collection from April 2009 – May 2010. From 3 June 2011 the Whitechapel Gallery presents The Government Art Collection, shown in a public gallery for the first time in its 113-year history. The Whitechapel Gallery's programme of collection displays is supported by specialist insurer Hiscox.

Notes for Editors
As part of its programme to open up important art collections to the public the Whitechapel Gallery presents a series of four displays drawn from the D. Daskalopoulos Collection, Greece, one of the foremost European collections of contemporary art.

As the principal owner, CEO and Chairman, Dimitris Daskalopoulos oversaw since 1983 the transformation of a family dairy business into VIVARTIA S.A., Greece's largest food company, with leading brands in dairy, bakery, frozen foods and restaurants and 13,000 employees in 29 countries. He sold the business in 2007. Today, he is the Chairman of DAMMA Holdings SA, a financial services and investment company, the Chairman of the Board of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), and also a member of the Board of Directors of The National Bank of Greece and of the Mytilineos Group of companies. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Guggenheim Foundation and active in the Tate International Council and the Leadership Council of the New Museum.

Keeping it Real has been conceived and curated by Achim Borchardt-Hume, Chief Curator, Whitechapel Gallery.
A fully-illustrated publication, Keeping It Real. From the ready-made to the everyday, detailing each of the 4 exhibitions is published by the Gallery.
The Whitechapel Gallery's programme of collection displays is supported by specialist insurer Hiscox.

Visitor Information
Keeping It Real: Current Disturbance: Mona Hatoum
17 December 2010 – 6 March 2011. Admission free. Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm, Thursdays, 11am – 9pm. Whitechapel Gallery, 77 – 82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX. Nearest London Underground Station: Aldgate East, Liverpool Street, Tower Gateway DLR. T + 44 (0) 20 7522 7888 info@whitechapelgallery.org whitechapelgallery.org

Press Information
For further press information please contact:
Rachel Mapplebeck on 020 7522 7880, 07811 456 806 or email
RachelMapplebeck@whitechapelgallery.org
Elizabeth Flanagan on 020 7522 7871 or email
ElizabethFlanagan@whitechapelgallery.org

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6. Phillip Warnell, FF Alumn, now online

Dear friends and colleagues,

I'd just like to bring to your attention the review of my film Outlandish, made in collaboration with Jean-Luc Nancy, which went online today...

http://www.frieze.com/comment/article/outlandish-strange-foreign-bodies/

best regards,

Phillip Warnell
www.phillipwarnell.com

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7. James Godwin, R. Sikoryak, Kriota Willberg, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Jan. 19

Dixon Place presents...

CAROUSEL
Cartoon slide shows & other projected pictures
presented by a glittering array of artists, performers, graphic novelists, & other characters.

Hosted by R. Sikoryak

Featuring:
Eric Drysdale
James Godwin
Lisa Hanawalt
Lizz Hickey
Jason Little
Kriota Willberg
and more!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
7:30 pm

at
Dixon Place
161 A Chrystie Street
(btwn Rivington & Delancey)
NY, NY

Tickets:
$15 each
or TDF; or $12 student/senior
or $25 for 2 with Carousel postcard

Advance tickets & more info:
www.dixonplace.org
(212) 219-0736

Carousel Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6301533565&ref=ts

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8. Zackary Drucker, FF Alumn, at Statler Waldorf Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 14, and more

Dear friends, friends of friends, lovers, haters, idols, voyeurs, art enthusiasts, critics, chasers, vampires, philanthropers, sistas, gays & lesbians, chickens, clowns, et al.

THIS FRIDAY NIGHT - 1/14

Group show opening in NEW YORK: new overtly provocative audio piece + self-portrait... READYKEULOUS The Hurtful Healer: The Correspondence Issue
at Invisible Exports (info pasted below)

SCREENING in Los Angeles: my new video Lost Lake in a group show... HACK at Statler Waldorf Gallery

PRESS:
Interview magazine piece (attached & link here):
http://www.interviewmagazine.com/art/la-artworld/6/

BLEND magazine - images by Franc Fernandez and Luke Gilford for Maison Martin Margiela (favorite picture attached and preview link here):
http://www.blend.nl/blend-4-deleted-material-maison-martin-margiela-shoot/

+ check this brief beach-y cameo in Casey Spooner's new video Spanish Teenager, directed by Luke Gilford, which premiered today on LVMH's Nowness.com:
http://www.nowness.com/day/2011/1/11/casey-spooner

NEW York in February:

High Heels and Leather Masks: When fetish becomes art and art becomes life
Wednesday, February 9, 2:30-5:00pm

CAA conference panel with Michelle Handelman, Lia Gangitano, A. L. Steiner, & Genesis P-Orridge.

February 11th - SAVE THE DATE, special screening NEW FILM with my beloved oracle Flawless Sabrina, more details soon.

Thanks & HOPE 2011 is treating you ALL like gold, xo Zackary

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9. Dynasty Handbag, Nao Bustamante, Zackary Drucker, Laura Parnes, Eileen Myles, Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumns, at Invisible-Exports, Manhattan, Jan. 14, and more

READYKEULOUS
The Hurtful Healer: The Correspondance Issue
January 14 - February 13, 2011

Reception:
Friday, January 14: 6-8pm

OPEN MIKE: Verbal Abuse Fest 2011

Live performance-response by Mike Albo & other furious peoples
Saturday, February 12: 4:30pm

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

INVISIBLE-EXPORTS is pleased to present Readykeulous: The Hurtful Healer: The Correspondance Issue, an exhibition by Ridykeulous. Participating artists include, but are not limited to, Ali Liebegott, Allyson Mitchell, Bernadette Mayer, Carolee Schneemann, Catherine Lord, Chuck Nanney, Daniel Feinberg & Rhyne Piggot, David Wojnarowicz, Dr. Weeks, Eileen Myles, Gary Gissler, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Glen Fogel, Harmony Hammond, I.U.D. (Lizzi Bougatsos & Sadie Laska), Jack Smith, Jibz Cameron aka Dynasty Handbag, K8 Hardy, Kara Walker, Kathe Burkhart, Kathleen Hanna, Kathy Acker/Dennis Cooper, Laura Parnes, Leidy Churchman, Louise Fishman, Mike Albo, Nao Bustamante, Nicola Tyson, Simon Fujiwara, Tobi Vail, William Powhida, Zackary Drucker, Zoe Leonard ...and other special selection from the patriARCHIVES

Founded in 2005 by A.L. Steiner and Nicole Eisenman, Ridykeulous has appeared at the Kitchen, New York; Leo Koenig Projekte, New York; Bronx Museum, New York; MoMA PS1, New York; and Participant Inc., New York, among others.

Dear World:
We’d like to invite you to our show because we need to re-educate you about The Situation, specifically, or perhaps more generally speaking,the issues of right and wrong, because "right" now, you’ve got it all WRONG.

Some things that are wrong:

a. A certain type of man of which there are many, all of whom rule the world and torture—literally—us, for no reason (see our travelbrochure/exposé Stoning for Pleasure and Profit in Many Countries)and all that really needs to happen is your wives roll over and stab you in their sleep, problemo solved!

b. Wake up! Machines are needy little takers.

c. The Lack of Sleep/Christmas/Corn Syrup Chain of Signifiers/Absence of Leisure Time To Make Art and Write etc./OurEducational Cultural Indoctrination System Which Turns LumpenDull-Witted Three-Year-Olds Into Massive Raving Homo-Bashing TumorsStewing In Hot Tubs On Their Own TV Shows/Axis of Evil. We’re ALL TheBiggest Losers.

d. The military-industrial-pharmaceutical-artworld complex

e. Animals in captivity, including the loss of all carbon-based life forms

f. Domino effect, Chinese accordion, string pulled on sweater, Russiannesting dolls
g. Plastics & pesticides (in your tits!)

h. The greater the massacre, the bigger the Xmas bonus

i. Unending Ice Capades of Destruction

j. Everyone’s desire to be happier than everyone else’s desire to be happy

For these reasons and more, you, World, really need to come visit usin 300 square feet of luxurious, non-denominational, nonlinear,spa-like atmospherics of the gallery Invisible-Exports (that’s the name of the gallery). Your visit will be rewarded by mind-expansion and tax cuts for the rich. BYOR! (Bring Your Own Road!)

Your BFF 4-Ever,

Ridykeulous

P.S. Our show is called Readykeulous: The Hostile Healer (The Correspondance Issue) because we have chosen at this point in time to highlight our letter-writing skill-set.

INVISIBLE-EXPORTS is a gallery dedicated to superior conceptual work. IE is located in the Lower East Side, at 14A Orchard Street, just north of Canal. The hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 11-6:30pm, and by appointment. For more information, call 212 226 5447 or email: info@invisible-exports.com

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10. Mira Schor, Robin Tewes, FF Alumns, at Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, Reno, NV, opening Jan. 20

Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery
University of Nevada, Reno
Art Dept. MS 224
1664 N. Virginia St
Reno, NV 89557
Phone 775‐784‐6658
Fax 775‐784‐6655
www.unr.edu/art
Director, Marjorie Vecchio, PhD
mvecchio@unr.edu
MYSELF: A 66‐person Survey of Contemporary Self‐Portraiture
In Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, Curated by Marjorie Vecchio, PhD
And MYSELF TOO: A University of Nevada, Reno Art Student Survey of Self‐Portraiture In Front Door and McNamara Galleries, Organized by Andrew Griego and Michelle Lee MYSELF’s 76‐page catalogue is available with co‐essay conversation between artist writers Joy Garnett and Mira Schor, Preface by MFA Candidate Jeremy Stern as invited by Howard Rosenberg, University of Nevada, Reno Art Department Chair, and designed by University of Nevada, Reno student Chelsea Okatan. For a complete list of artists see below!

PLEASE NOTE TWO PUBLIC EVENTS:
Opening Reception with artists present: Thurs. Jan. 20, Panel discussion with numerous exhibiting artists: 5:30‐6:30pm, followed by reception and interactive performance by Robert Prichard: 6:30‐8pm – both events in gallery, Church Fine Arts Building Closing Reception with artists present: Thurs. Feb. 17, lecture by artist Suzanne Joelson at 5:30‐ 6:30pm, Rm 153, Church Fine Arts Building, followed by reception with live Internet performance from Los Angeles with Elizabeth Leister: 6:30‐8pm Exhibitions Run: Tuesday, January 18 – Friday, February 18, 2011 Sheppard Gallery hours: Mon & Wed: 11am‐5pm, Tue. & Thurs: 11am-7pm, Fri. 11am-2pm

Front Door and McNamara Gallery hours: General building hours Mon.-Sun. 8am – 9pm
From Northern Nevada to all corners in America from Macedonia and Greece, to Sweden and French Canada, this large survey style exhibition presents sixty-six artists, including one collaboration, exploring the theme of self-portraiture. Perhaps considered just the folly of indulgent navel-gazing, the self-portrait continues to be important and interesting because it not only provides varied perspectives of the artist looking back on the self in circumstance, but rather also provides cultural, political and social insight into the time period and conditions under which the art was made. In a growing globalization, how we reflect the times we live in is subject matter that crosses the unsteady boundaries of nation, race, gender, religion, political affiliation, age, class, etc. With over 130 applications for an exhibition in a relatively small town such as Reno, it’s safe to say that self-portraiture remains a popular content for artists of our time. The exhibition demonstrates that humor, pop culture, health, irony, history, intellectual debates, idealism and story-telling are ever-present undertones to how artists express themselves, whether they use self-portraiture as rare device, or as regular all-encompassing investigative tool. All media, regardless of size, are in the exhibition, including printmaking, fiber, painting, drawing, photography, animation, performance, sticker art, video, sculpture and interdisciplinary media. The catalogue was designed by the talented Chelsea Okatan, and includes a Preface by University of Nevada, Reno Art Department Chair Howard Rosenberg, as well as a wonderfully thoughtful essay conversation by Joy Garnett and Mira Schor, who are known for their artwork as well as their writing, publications and blogs. Concurrent with the MYSELF exhibition in Sheppard Gallery, undergraduate art students Andrew Griego and Michelle Lee organized a student exhibition, MYSELF TOO, of self-portraiture in which all students were invited to participate whether taking a 101 drawing class or graduating as a MFA candidate. Art Department faculty were especially helpful in gathering artwork, announcing the call for entries, and even creating self-portrait assignments in their classes.

MYSELF TOO will grace the Front Door and McNamara Galleries, and any other nook or cranny they can find!
Self-portraiture presents many questions, some of which will be discussed at the panel:
Given the prominence of theory and technology in contemporary art themes,
why is the face and body still the most popular content of self-portraiture? What signs and symbols can we read in this work? What is expressed often, what is missing? With a few striking exceptions, much of the work in this show is humble either in size, playfulness, simplicity, or even through slight self-deprecation, hence where does the ego truly manifest from the artist’s perspective? Perhaps from a presumed role in the incomprehensible and Western-designed "art world," such as through career, resume, or something other than the work itself? If so, what does this tell us about the meaning of art and individuality within a supposed global community? Through the history of self-portraiture, artists literally looked in the mirror so students could learn their craft, and then as mature artists, convey subtle or controversial personal stories, as well as societal and political comment. What are some contemporary mirrors we use to reflect ourselves?

Artist List!
Funda Zeynep Ayguler
Marie Bergstedt
Megan Berner
Emma Bee Bernstein
Pam Brekas
Chris Carnel
Jean Marie Casbarian
Craig Cully
Megan Cump
Joe DeLappe
Michael Eade
Peter Emerick
Joy Episalla
Elise Gardella
Chantal Gervais
Alex Gingrow
Jennifer Graham
Cynthia Greig
Amy Guidry
Jen P. Harris
Rosi Hayes
Ahren Hertel
Aimee Hertog
Nene Humphrey
Suzanne Joelson
Josh Jordan
Jiyeon Kim
Eunkang Koh
Kate Kretz
Larry Lee and Jason Dunda
Julie Lequin
Elizabeth Leister
Teryn Loebs
Holly Lynton
Megan Malone
Valerie Margolis
Lily McElroy
Alan Mevis
Rob Millard-Mendez
Elizabeth Morisette
John Orth
Kathryn Pannepacker
Maria Paschalidou
Zoran Poposki
Robert Prichard
Clifford Pun
Letitia Quesenberry
Carol Radsprecher
Erin Riley
Ariana Page Russell
Susannah Sayler
Matthew Schlagbaum
Tim Sharman
Ebenezer Singh
Jackie Skrzynski
John Steck Jr.
Joshua Stern
Robin Tewes
Kristine Thompson
Clare Thornton
Christina Renfer Vogel
Deborah Wasserman
Jessica Watson
Orion Wertz
Tammy Wofsey

Gallery located in Church Fine Arts Building, North Virginia St, two buildings south of
Lawlor Events Center. Free parking in Whalen Parking Lot after 5pm, East side of North
Virginia St, One building south of Lawlor Events Center. Gallery is not responsible for
parking tickets regardless of circumstance.
Gallery hours: Mon. & Wed. 11am – 5pm, Tue. & Thur 11am – 7pm, Fri 11am – 2pm.
Sheppard Gallery programming is generously supported in part by the Associated
Students of the University of Nevada, Reno and the Graduate Student Association,
National Endowment for the Arts, Nevada Arts Council, City of Reno Arts and Culture
Commission, University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Liberal Arts, Department of Art,
and Friends of Sheppard Gallery.

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11. Leon Ferrari, FF Alumn, at Haunch of Venison, Manhattan, Jan. 28-March 5

LEÓN FERRARI
Haunch of Venison presents the artist's first gallery exhibition since acclaimed MoMA exhibition
January 28 – March 5, 2011

Haunch of Venison
1230 Avenue of the Americas
20th Floor
New York, NY 10020

www.haunchofvenison.com

Haunch of Venison is pleased to announce León Ferrari's first solo gallery exhibition in New York since his acclaimed Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) exhibition Tangled Alphabets: León Ferrari and Mira Schendel in 2009. The celebrated museum exhibition was the ninety-year-old Argentinian's first major exhibition in the United States despite being lauded as one of the most significant Latin American artists of the twentieth century. Haunch of Venison's exhibition will feature thirty works spanning the artist's career from 1962 to 2010, including 10 of his wire sculptures and seminal "written drawings" which employ the gesture of handwriting and suggestions of language as conveyers of emotion. The exhibition will be on view from January 28th through March 5th 2011 and will coincide with the inaugural exhibition of the Augusto and León Ferrari Foundation at the Museo del Arte del Banco de la República in Bogota, Colombia.

Highlights of the exhibition will include an untitled spherical sculpture from 2010 composed of metal hangers that references back to Ferrari's early sculpture, Berimbau, a sculpture never before shown in the United States and inspired by the Brazilian single string percussion instrument used in the Afro-Brazilian martial art capoeira. It is Ferrari's intention that viewers will step inside the 4 meter tall sculpture and engage in a tactile experience with it and another 3 meter tall musical piece titled Instrumento that will hang suspended from the gallery ceiling. Other highlights include Opus 113, most recently exhibited in the Tangled Alphabets exhibition at the MoMA,. It was created in 1980 and the stainless steel formation marks Ferrari's triumphant return to sculpture. Another seminal piece is The Impregnating Tree. From 1964 it is one of the artist's first religious and political works and features an image of the genitalia of Mich elangelo's David collaged into a written drawing which re-imagines the biblical story of The Flood. In Ferrari's version all the world's men perish in the great flood and only women survive, left to copulate with a tree fashioned by Satan to impregnate them. The drawing is a harsh criticism of sexual morality of the time and women are the obvious heroes of the story, not only enduring but perpetuating human existence even in the absence of men.

The Impregnating Tree is a wonderful example of why, over the course of his sixty-year career, León Ferrari has developed a reputation for pushing the boundaries of established codes and conventions. Incorporating mediums as diverse as ceramic, wood and wire sculptures, drawings, collages, works on canvas, artist books, installation and performance, Ferrari forges a link between the ethical and the esthetical. He manipulates symbols, metaphors, and pop-culture objects to uncover and question seemingly irrefutable dogmas set by authorities and institutions.

An important retrospective of his work at the Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires in 2004 stirred controversy due to the subversion of Christian imagery, characteristic of his poetic way of extracting and redefining a symbol's meaning. The local Catholic Church's attempt to censor the exhibition and the vandalization of several works drew international attention to Ferrari's unfaltering criticism of political and religious power structures and brought him universal recognition in the art community. This cumulated in his triumphant participation in the Venice Biennale in 2007.

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1920, Ferrari studied engineering at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and began producing ceramic sculptures in Italy in 1954. His work was recently honored with the Golden Lion at the 52nd Venice Biennale. The jury praised, "There is a body of work in the Arsenale that presents just some examples of a long and substantial career. The artist in question has continued a critical practice in the context of an often antagonistic political and social situation. He is given this award not only for his ethical attitude and political commitment, but also for a contemporary aesthetic relevance that is unexpected for a practice that spans six decades". León Ferrari's works are in prominent public and private collections around the world, including the permanent collections of Museum of Modern Art, New York; Reina Sofia, Madrid; Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires; Modern Art Museum, Mexico; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Cisneros Collection, C aracas.

SPECIAL PRESS PREVIEW BRUNCH
Friday, January 28th from 10am to 12pm. Reservation is required.
Please contact Chelsea@PrenticeArt.com to confirm attendance.

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12. Judith Simonian, FF Alumn, at Edward Thorp Galler, Manhattan, opening Jan. 14

JUDITH SIMONIAN NEW PAINTINGS
concurrent with CLARE GRILL NEW PAINTINGS

at

EDWARD THORP GALLERY

OPENING RECEPTION: FRIDAY, JANUARY 14TH, 6 - 8 P.M.

JANUARY 14, 2011 THROUGH FEBRUARY 19, 2011

210 Eleventh Avenue, between 24th & 25th Streets, Chelsea(212) 691-6565

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13. Martha Rosler, FF Alumn, at Electronic Arts Intermix, Manhattan, Jan. 19

MARTHA ROSLER: KITCHEN THEATRE

Artist Talk, Screening and Premiere of New Work

Please join EAI for a special evening with Martha Rosler. The event will feature the premiere of Rosler's most recent work, Semiotics of the Kitchen: An Audition, revisiting the artist's seminal 1975 performance video.

Martha Rosler: Kitchen Theatre is the first in a series of special programs marking EAI's 40th anniversary year.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
6:30 pm

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

Suggested Contribution:
$7 General Admission
$5 Students
RSVP: info@eai.org
Please note: Seating is limited.
Reservations are required.

EAI is proud to present a screening and talk by Martha Rosler featuring her "kitchen videos." One of contemporary art's most important and incisive cultural critics, Rosler has frequently turned her keen analytical eye, her camera lens, and her sharp deadpan humor on the kitchen. At EAI, Rosler will premiere her most recent work, Semiotics of the Kitchen: An Audition (2011, 10:26 min), alongside three of her landmark videos from the 1970s, A budding gourmet (1974, 17:45 min), Semiotics of the Kitchen (1975, 6:09 min), and The East Is Red, The West Is Bending (1977, 19:57 min).

Gastronomy and the social practices governing food have been a recurring subject in Rosler's work across four decades. In the classic Semiotics of the Kitchen, the kitchen becomes an arena for deconstructing the traditional role of women. Activating an emphatic inventory of cooking implements with their corresponding significations, Rosler subverts the site of culinary production, becoming an "anti-Julia Child." In works such as A budding gourmet and The East Is Red, The West Is Bending—further parodic enactments of the televised cooking show—she stages the larger performance of cuisine culture in America, highlighting its role in constructing class and gender identity and driving aspirational middle-class consumption.

Rosler has explored other facets of the politics of food production and consumption, beginning with three postcard novels on women and food collected in Service: A Trilogy on Colonization (1974-76); the multimedia performance/installations A Gourmet Experience (1974) and performance Romances of the Meal (Brussels, 2002). Related video works are Losing: A Conversation with the Parents (1977), From the PTA, the High School, and the City of Del Mar (1977), and the three-channel installation Global Taste: A Meal in Three Courses (1985). Other published and exhibited works include "Kitchen Economics: The Wonder of White Bread" (1975) and "Know Your Servant Series, No. 1: North American Waitress, Coffee-Shop Variety" (1977), and "Patriotic Jell-O Salad" (2003).

In 2003, for A Short History of Performance, Part II, at the Whitechapel Gallery in London, Rosler announced an open call for a live restaging of Semiotics of the Kitchen. Twenty-six women participated in a rotating performance of Rosler's script at the Whitechapel. Semiotics of the Kitchen: An Audition documents the preliminary rehearsals with Rosler and the public event, the "audition."

Following the screening there will be an audience Q&A with the artist.

Martha Rosler was born in Brooklyn, New York, where she lives and works; she spent a dozen years in California, where most of tonight's video works were made. She received a B.A. from Brooklyn College and an M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego. She has taught at the Städelschule in Frankfurt and at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Her works in several media are in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Guggenheim Museum in New York; Art Institute of Chicago; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Long Beach Museum of Art in California; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Tate and V&A in London; Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona; Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; and Australian National Gallery, Canberra; and hundreds of colleges, universities, and independent centers around the world. Her work has been exhibited at the 50th Venice Biennale; 2004 Taipei Biennial; documentas 7 and 12, Kassel; several Whitney Biennials, New York; SkulpturProjekte Münster 07; and many other group exhibitions. The Martha Rosler Library toured from 2005 to 2009. A career retrospective, Positions in the Life World, was exhibited at 5 European cities and at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, and Institute of Contemporary Photography, New York, from 1998 to 2000. A major exhibition, As If, is currently on view at the Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Torino.

Rosler was awarded the Spectrum International Prize in Photography for 2005 and the Oskar Kokoschka Prize in 2006. She received an Anonymous Was A Woman Award in 2007 and in 2008 was the United States Artists Nimoy Fellow. In 2009 she held a residency at Civitella Ranieri in Umbertide, Italy. She received a Guggenheim Museum Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. In 2011 she will be a DAAD Artist in Residence in Berlin.

EAI: Celebrating 40 Years

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

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

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

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14. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, in Cape Cod Times, and more

My 28th Annual Re-Rooters Day Ceremony, Double-Dip Blowout
(piD-elbuoD tuowolB), was featured in the Cape Cod Times.The ceremony
is held on January 7 following the Twelve Days of Stockpiling. A
tree/boat (with a discarded Christmas tree) was burned at sunset in
Provincetown Harbor following singing and the 10 Commandments of
Pre-hab Neanderthals with Benefits, along with items and thoughts
participants wish to discard from their lives.
http://jaycritchley.com/category/my_blog/ video:
http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=MEDIA0306

Also from Provincetown.com:

Notes from Land’s End: Jan 10
The 28th Annual Re-Rooters Day Ceremony By Laura Shabott

Jay Critchley is certainly Provincetown’s most esoteric town treasure. He has encrusted motels with sand and created the Provincetown Community Compact which includes the famous Swim for Life and Paddler Flotilla. With a mix of performance, art and philanthropy, Critchley’s work is legendary.

His most unique event, however, takes place at the beginning of each new year. This past Friday, over twenty of Provincetown’s artists, natives and townies attended the 28th Re-Rooters Day Ceremony across from Provincetown’s Cape Inn at sunset.

People brought a symbol of release: lists of unwanted conditions, a letter expressing loss or a pack of cigarettes. The papers and unwanted objects are stuffed into a used Christmas tree, like ornaments, sitting on a fart next to the harbor’s edge.

We wait in the stillness of a winter afternoon as Jay comes out of the dunes wearing a remarkable hat and waterproof costume. Part mask and part Bishop’s hat, this headdress was crowned with a blinking light and a weathervane topped with a bird.

A handout has the words to songs like "Obama Night", adapted to the arrangement of "O Holy Night". We sang until Jay begins to sing his poetry stream. At the end of each impassioned paragraph, the crowd responds with "piD-elbouD tuowolB", the pig Latin for "Double-Dip Blowout", this year’s theme. The chorus gets louder as the Dadaist responsorial hymn transforms from nonsense to its own version of "Alleluia".

The tree is lit and the raft pushed into the harbor by Jay and his assistants. It reminds me of the ancient Norsemen’s ritual of burying their deceased on a burning ship going out to sea. In the dark, the chilled group sings a Dickens version of "The Twelve Days of Stockpiling" set to the tune of "The Twelve Days of Christmas". We become witnesses to our cares and concerns burning up and floating away.

The Re-Rooters Day Ceremony was wildly healing. It’s remarkable to have these wondrous rituals in our fair village.

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15. Leon Golub, FF Alumn, at Museum Het Domein, The Netherlands, Jan. 22-April 25

Leon Golub
Live & Die Like a Lion?
22 January — 25 April 2011

Museum Het Domein
Kapittelstraat 6 Postbus 230 NL-6130 AE Sittard
www.hetdomein.nl

The American artist Leon Golub (1922-2004) with his extremely engaged work acquired—like his wife Nancy Spero—a reputation as a preeminent "artist's artist" and as the moral conscience of the art world. The exhibition, Live & Die Like a Lion?, is the first solo exhibition of Golub's work in the Netherlands and features about fifty drawings that Golub completed between 1999 up until his death in 2004. Although Golub is primarily known as a painter, drawing was the foundation of his artistic practice. The later drawings demonstrate a stylistic and thematic shift away from a long-term preoccupation with the atrocities of the external world towards an exploration of the personally revelatory. Scenes of human mortality alternate with explicitly erotic depictions; political indictments with wry humor and subversive texts. The drawings are stirring in their directness and newfound freedom. This exhibition marks the first time that attention has been devoted to Golub's late drawings on such a large scale.

With their intimate formats, Golub's late drawings stand in sharp contrast with his infamously meters long paintings. In the 1950s he gained recognition for strongly expressive paintings featuring fighting figures inspired by art brut and existentialism. During the heyday of minimal and conceptual art, Golub continued painting and created highly political works, including pieces in opposition to the Vietnam War. The painting techniques that Golub used in the late paintings reflect the often controversial choice of subject matter. He scraped the painted canvases with butcher knives, re-exposing sections of the raw linen, and then nailed them directly to the walls without canvas stretchers as if they were protest posters. In the 1970s, he created primarily portraits of dictators and influential industrialists. From the 1980s, in series like Mercenaries, Interrogation and Riot, Golub focused on all kinds of forms of power abuse and violence—from American interventions in Central America to street violence and rough police interrogations.

The exhibition is curated by Brett Littman, Executive Director, The Drawing Center, New York, and is made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Dedalus Foundation. Generous funding for the catalogue has been provided by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Peter Frey and Caroline Shapiro.

On Sunday 23 January at 3 p.m., Drawing Center director and exhibition organizer Brett Littman will give a lecture on the show. For more information, please visit www.hetdomein.nl.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalog.

Concurrently the exhibtion Hans Op de Beeck. Extensions is also on view at Museum Het Domein.

Further information and visuals can be found in the press room, in the museum's homepage: www.hetdomein.nl. Kapittelstraat 6 Postbus 230 NL-6130 AE Sittard, Open: Tue–Sun 11–17 hrs. Or contact Karin Adams or Roel Arkesteijn. Tel. +31 46 4513460; karin.adams@hetdomein.nl, roel.arkesteijn@hetdomein.nl.

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16. Rob Andrews, Peter Dobill, Holly Faurot and Sarah H. Paulson, Zhenesse Staniec Heinemann, at English Kills Art Gallery, Brooklyn, Jan. 14-15

2011 MAXIMUM PERCEPTION PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL
January 14th – 15th, 2011
Curators: Peter Dobill + Phoenix Lights

English Kills Art Gallery
114 Forrest St.
Brooklyn, NY 11206

info@englishkillsartgallery.com
www.englishkillsartgallery.com

Performances Nightly: 7pm-12am

English Kills Art Gallery is pleased to present the 2011 Maximum Perception Performance Festival, January 14-15, 2011 at English Kills Art Gallery in Brooklyn, NY.

Over 2 nights, the Maximum Perception Performance Festival will be a showcase for 17 national and international performance artists, focusing on presenting a dynamic range of contemporary performance practice from the best emerging artists in performance.

The Maximum Perception Performance Festival will feature newly commissioned performance works in addition to site-specific actions and ongoing projects from all participating artists.

Established as a critically acclaimed festival/exhibition in 2008 to survey the Brooklyn performance art scene, the Maximum Perception Performance Festival has evolved to become a yearly showcase for the forefront of performance art practice in New York City and beyond. The festival has presented over 40 artists the past 2 years, with 15 of the 17 artists this year performing at Maximum Perception for the first time.

Participating artists include: Dirk Adams, Rob Andrews, Man Bartlett, AA Bier, Bru Jø GLDN , Sindy Butz, Holly Faurot + Sarah H. Paulson, Akiko Ichikawa, Faith Johnson, Zhenesse Staniec Heinemann, Anya Liftig, Joe Nanashe, Rafael Sanchez, Hiroshi Shafer, and Alice Vogler.

2011 Schedule:
Friday, January 14 - 7pm-12am
Joe Nanashe
Anya Liftig
Hiroshi Shafer
Zhenesse Staniec Heinemann
Akiko Ichikawa
Man Bartlett
AA Bier
Saturday, January 15 - 7pm-12am
Dirk Adams
Sindy Butz
Bru Jø GLDN
Rafael Sanchez
Faith Johnson
Alice Vogler
Rob Andrews
Holly Faurot + Sarah H. Paulson
For More Info: WWW.MAXIMUMPERCEPTIONPERFORMANCE.COM

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17. Laure Drogoul, FF Alumn, at University of Maryland, Jan. 24-Feb. 27

Loyola University Maryland's Julio Fine Arts Gallery will feature "Headform for the Age of Magical Thinking," a video installation featuring a new body of work, including a 10-foot floating constructed head, by Laure Drogoul, from Monday, Jan. 24 - Sunday, Feb. 27. An artist talk/performance and reception will be held on Thursday, Jan. 27, from 5 - 7 p.m.

Drogoul's works are a hybrid of new media, sculpture, and performance that often incorporate audience participation. She has exhibited and performed nationally and internationally, most recently in St. Petersburg, Russia. A resident of Baltimore, Drogoul has received Maryland State Artist Awards, a Franklin Furnace Award for performance art, and a U.S./Japan Creative Artist Fellowship. In 2006, she received the Janet and Walter Sondheim Prize.

The Julio Fine Arts Gallery, located in the DeChiaro College Center on Loyola's North Charles Street campus, is open from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. on Sundays. It is closed on all University holidays. For more information on this event and other exhibits at the gallery, please contact Gallery Director Kay Hwang at khwang@loyola.edu.

Established in 1852, Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit comprehensive university comprising Loyola College, its school of arts and sciences; the Sellinger School of Business and Management; and the School of Education. Loyola enrolls 3,700 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students from across the country and around the world.

Read more: http://baltimore.broadwayworld.com/article/Julio_Fine_Arts_Art_Gallery_to_Feature_Headform_for_the_Age_of_Magical_Thinking_124227_20110107#ixzz1B1kVRUBO

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18. Beth Lapides, FF Alumn, at Improv Lab Theater, Los Angeles, Jan 20 and 27

Beth Lapides extends show again, adds 3 more performances of "100% Happy 88% of the Time"!

100% HAPPY 88% OF THE TIME
Thursdays, Jan. 13, 20, 27, 8:30pm
Improv Lab Theater, 8162 Melrose Ave.
Tickets $20, call 323-651-2583 or bethlapides.com

More about Beth and the show: http://bethlapides.com/node/15 Press info: Greg Miller 323-717-4731 greg@bethlapides.com

Beth Lapides’ magical mystery tale of enlightenment and personal guide to happiness is the New Wave of the New Age.

Un-Cabaret meets Cabaret in this musical standup stage show. 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 since October 2010.

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.

"100% Happy 88% of the Time" is Written & Performed by Beth Lapides, Original Songs Written & Performed by Beth Lapides & Mitch Kaplan. Produced by Greg Miller. Original Production Directed by Clifford Bell.

Beth Lapides extends show again, adds 3 more performances of "100% Happy 88% of the Time"!

100% HAPPY 88% OF THE TIME
Thursdays, Jan. 13, 20, 27, 8:30pm
Improv Lab Theater, 8162 Melrose Ave.
Tickets $20, call 323-651-2583 or bethlapides.com

More about Beth and the show: http://bethlapides.com/node/15 Press info: Greg Miller 323-717-4731 greg@bethlapides.com

Beth Lapides’ magical mystery tale of enlightenment and personal guide to happiness is the New Wave of the New Age.

Un-Cabaret meets Cabaret in this musical standup stage show. 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 since October 2010.

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.

"100% Happy 88% of the Time" is Written & Performed by Beth Lapides, Original Songs Written & Performed by Beth Lapides & Mitch Kaplan. Produced by Greg Miller. Original Production Directed by Clifford Bell.

"The lighter side of enlightenment! Uplifting! A warm & fuzzy treat!" Los Angeles Times

"Eureka! Won't you ascend with her?" flavorpill

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

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

"Hilarious powerful fun!" Frontiers Magazine

"Unique and inspiring!" NBC/The Feast

"Profound!" Jewish Journal Calendar Picks

"Evolutionary entertainment!" Campus Circle

"Chakradelic... soul-based entertainment!" LA Yoga Magazine

"Phenomenal! Meaningful and profound, (and funny!)" examiner.com

"Go see Beth Lapides! Witty, indelible, hilarious!" yogadork

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19. Sol LeWitt, FF Alumn, at Cabinet, Brooklyn, opening Jan. 20

"An Exchange with Sol LeWitt"
A two-part exhibition presented by Cabinet and MASS MoCA
Curated by Regine Basha

Cabinet
January 21, 2011 – March 5, 2011
Opening:
Thursday, January 20, 7–9 pm

300 Nevins Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
www.cabinetmagazine.org

MASS MoCA
January 23, 2011 – March 31, 2011
Opening:
Saturday, January 22, 7–9 pm

87 Marshall Street
North Adams, MA 01247
www.massmoca.org

Although celebrated for the revolutionary role he played in the development of both Conceptualism and Minimalism, Sol LeWitt was also renowned for his exchanges of artwork with various artists throughout his lifetime. For LeWitt, the act of exchange seemed to be not only a personal gesture, but also an integral part of his conceptual practice. In addition to encouraging the circulation of artworks through a gift economy that challenged the art world's dominant economic model, LeWitt's exchanges with friends and strangers have the same qualities of generosity and risk that characterized his work in general. In the spirit of continuing the artist's lifelong philosophy of open exchange, and in conjunction with the "LeWitt Wall Drawing Retrospective" on view at MASS MoCA through 2033, MASS MoCA and Cabinet present "An Exchange with Sol LeWitt"—a curatorial project initiated by independent curator Regine Basha. The two-part exhibition will be on view at Cabinet from January 21 through March 5, 2011 and in MASS MoCA's Prints and Drawings Gallery from January 23 through March 31, 2011.

The works of art that LeWitt received throughout his life, as well as records of what he offered in return, are maintained by the Sol LeWitt Private Collection in Chester, Connecticut—Eva Hesse, Steve Reich, Robert Mangold, Hanne Darboven, and Robert Ryman are some of the distinguished artists whose works are included in the collection. LeWitt did not restrict this practice to established contemporaries and friends, but also consistently traded with admirers and amateur artists whom he did not know. Inspired by the artist's code of conduct, Basha initiated an open call for images, objects, music, film, books, and ephemera. The response was overwhelming, with over one thousand submissions received from around the world. Featuring work in all media, as well as found objects and mementos, the exhibition will showcase contributions by artists such as Fia Backström, Daniel Bozhkov, Luis Camnitzer, Teresita Fernandez, Harrell Fletcher, Jenny Perlin, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Pedro Reyes, and Steve Roden, among hundreds of others.

About MASS MoCA
MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) is one of the largest centers for contemporary visual and performing arts in the country and is located in North Adams, Massachusetts, on a restored 19th-century factory campus. MASS MoCA's galleries are open 11am –5pm every day except Tuesdays. For additional information, call 413-662-2111 or visit www.massmoca.org. MASS MoCA is an independent 501C3 whose operations and programming are funded through admissions and commercial lease revenue, corporate and foundation grants, and individual philanthropy. Except for an initial construction grant from the Commonwealth, and competitive program and operations grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, MASS MoCA is privately funded: 90% of annual operating revenues are from earned revenues, membership support, and private gifts and grants.

About Cabinet
Cabinet magazine's exhibition space was inaugurated in the fall of 2008 to extend the award-winning, non-profit publication's engagement with art and culture into the public realm. The venue hosts exhibitions of both contemporary art and historical materials, as well as an eclectic schedule of talks, screenings, and events. Located at 300 Nevins Street (between Sackett and Union) in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 12pm–6 pm and is fully wheelchair-accessible. Admission to the exhibition, like all events at Cabinet, is free. For additional information and hours, call 718-222-8434, email info@cabinetmagazine.org, or visit www.cabinetmagazine.org.

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20. LAPD, FF Alumns, at Highways, Los Angeles, CA, Jan 28-29

THEATER admin@highwaysperformance.org
Highways Performance Space Presents the Los Angeles
Poverty Department’s Examination of the Personal and Social
Costs of Incarceration in the U.S. with State of Incarceration
Friday and Saturday, January 28 + 29 at 8:30pm
Highways Performance Space
at the 18th Street Arts Center
1651 18th Street; Santa Monica, CA 90404
Santa Monica, CA – Highways Performance Space Artistic Director Leo Garcia presents Los Angeles Poverty Department’s (LAPD) new performance work State of Incarceration, which examines the personal and social costs of incarceration in the U.S. Each performance of State of Incarceration is an experiment in which the performers, the audience, and the performance material are inserted into a restrictive prison architecture that replicates the over-crowded California State Prisons, where gymnasiums and cafeterias have been turned into dormitories housing 3 and 4 hundred prisoners. The performance space is filled wall-to-wall with 60 bunk-beds, the same model used in the prison system. The US Supreme Court is at present deliberating whether these conditions prevalent in the California State Prisons constitute cruel and unusual punishment, in violation of the Constitution. In State of Incarceration, LAPD artists articulate the mental and physical challenges of incarceration and the resources needed to endure and recover from it. When released from state penitentiaries with $200 gate money, parolees are directed to Skid Row with the largest concentration of low cost housing in LA County. 33% of parolees released to the Los Angeles area settle in the 52 square block neighborhood of Skid Row. Highways Performance Space is located at 1651 18th Street, in Santa Monica, CA, 1/2 block north of Olympic Blvd. Tickets are $20 general admission and $15 for members/students/seniors. Buy your tickets online @ www.highwaysperformance.org. Call 310-315-1459 for show information and to reserve.

LAPD creates performance works that link lived experience to the historical and social forces that shape that experience. The performance State of Incarceration explores the consequence of incarceration on people, families and communities. The US has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, California has the greatest number of prisoners in the US and 33% of parolees released to the Los Angeles area settle in the 52 square block neighborhood of Skid Row. LAPD, a theater company of people living and working in Skid Row Los Angeles, is in a strategic place for under taking this exploration. State of Incarceration developed through workshops with performers who have been incarcerated and who live in Skid Row. The creative process began in February with performance workshops and presentations at residential programs for parolees. The project attracted many former and current parolees with a need to share their experience through improvisation and writing. Material includes movement, stillness, song and text. The trajectory of the piece extends from entering prison through incarceration, to release and the challenges of re-integration after prison.

The piece is not character based, but is a litany of experiences suffered under similar conditions, contributed by and recognizable to all the performers. In that sense State of Incarceration performs the ritual of incarceration. The performance is a communal quest to understand, communicate and recover from the experience of incarceration: by making peace with yourself and others who have made you suffer. There’s personal responsibility and there’s societal responsibility. Getting your life back means accepting personal responsibility and understanding societal responsibility. The two come together in recovery from incarceration, by understanding that it’s part of your individual responsibility, as a recovering convict, to work together collectively to change the societal stigma and current judicial approaches to rehabilitation. State of Incarceration is directed by John Malpede and Henriëtte Brouwers and written / improvised by the LAPD performers. In Highways’ Gallery: LAPD’s project on incarceration has included performance and also installation and public education events to examine the personal and social costs of incarceration in the US. LAPD will create an exhibition in HIGHWAYS gallery that includes images charting the expansion of the prison population and prison construction in California over the past 3 decades. The exhibition will chronicle these developments while charting the progress of the 21 year and counting history of the law suit challenging the constitutionality of the health services and over-crowed conditions, that is now before the US Supreme Court. In the gallery visitors will be asked to read one page from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling. These readings will be videoed. Pages read by Californians at previous project locations will be projected as part of the exhibition. (When this element of the project is complete, LAPD will have a 5 hour film of the 184 Californians reading the entire 184 page decision of 9th Circuit Court.) The exhibition will also include elements from the poster collection of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics. About LAPD’s: "History of Incarceration" Project: This project has many goals. One is that it will enable the public to visually and viscerally understand the conditions created by public policies that have led California to have the largest prison population in the US. The second is to create an opportunity for former prisoners to share their lived expertise, about the prison experience, the state of incarceration and how to survive it. And the ultimate goal of the project is to create a moment of exchange and reflection on how they and we, the people of California, as a state can recover from living in a state of incarceration. LAPD’s "History of Incarceration" project combines theater, installation and public education to examine the personal and social costs of incarceration in the US. Prior activities have taken place at various Skid Row locations and in parolee re-entry programs in the San Fernando Valley and Central Los Angeles, Chuco Justice High School in Inglewood and at The Box Gallery in Chinatown. The project will tour to parolee programs, theaters and museums in Arizona, New Mexico and New York in 2011-13. "History of Incarceration" is a Creative Capital Project. Additional project funders are NEA Theater, the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and The Creation Fund of the National Performance Network. "State of Incarceration" is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by Highways Performance Space in partnership with Tucson-Pima Arts Council], VSA Arts of New Mexico, The Queens Museum and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information: www.npnweb.org.

About LAPD:
The Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) is a non-profit arts organization that was started in 1985 by John Malpede. LAPD’s mission: creating performance work that connects lived experience to the social forces that shape the lives and communities of people living in poverty. LAPD is committed to creating performances and artworks that express the realities, hopes, dreams and rights of people who live and work on Skid Row.

About Highways:
Highways Performance Space is in its 22nd year as Southern California’s boldest center for new performance, promoting the development of contemporary, socially involved artists and art forms from diverse local, national and international communities. Artistic Director Leo Garcia continues to affirm Highways mission of developing and presenting innovative performance. For more information, photos or interviews, please contact Patrick Kennelly, Associate Artistic Director at 310-453-1755\

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21. Taylor Mac, FF Alumn, at La Mama, E.T.C., Manhattan, Jan 15-16

Taylor Mac and the Talking Band's "The Walk" Opening This Week and other news!

On the heels of the sold-out run of The Lily's Revenge, Taylor Mac and the Talking Band bring to the stage a new play about the nine-month protest walk from New York to the Nevada Nuclear Test Site.

Eighteen and eager to flee his suburban conservative upbringing, Taylor joined a 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.

Walk was developed at the Exchange's Orchard Project in Summer 2010.

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, Frank Paiva, Steven Rattazzi, Tina Shepard, Jack Wetherall, Alex Zehetbauer, Nikki Zialcita

La Mama, E.T.C.
74A East 4th Street
(between Second Avenue and the Bowery)
New York, NY 10003
Tel: (212) 475-7710

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22. Marina Abramovic, FF Alumn, at Park Avenue Winter, Manhattan, thru March 20

MARINA ABRAMOVIC KICKS OFF SEASONAL ARTIST-CHEF COLLABORATION SERIES AT PARK AVENUE WINTER

Park Avenue Winter | 100 East 63rd Street at Park Avenue | January 12–March 20

We are pleased to partner with acclaimed Upper East Side restaurant Park Avenue to present a series of seasonal artist-chef collaborations, curated by Creative Time Consulting. Throughout 2011, four artists—Marina Abramovic, Janine Antoni, Paul Ramirez Jonas and Michael Rakowitz—will collaborate with Park Avenue's Executive Chef Kevin Lasko on the development of new food experiences in the restaurant's celebrated seasonally-changing menu.

Launching this new series is Volcano Flambé, a multi-sensory culinary intervention by renowned performance artist Marina Abramovic that leads diners through the physical and spiritual relationship the body has with the ingredients of the dish and the situation in which one experiences them. A unique take on a traditional Baked Alaska, Volcano Flambé exists in three parts: an exclusive take-away collection of Abramovic's Spirit Cooking Menus; a recorded reading by the artist guiding diners through the experience of the dish through sound; and the decadent dessert itself, set ablaze as it is served. Calling upon all the senses, the work takes diners on a journey of hot and cold, soft and hard, dark and light, and sweet and savory.

Marina Abramovic's Volcano Flambé will be available at Park Avenue Winter through March 20, 2011.

Read more in the New York Times, and click here to make a reservation.

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23. Alison Knowles, FF Alumn, at The Artist’s Institute, Manhattan, Jan. 17

According to Robert Filliou, art was born 1,000,000 years ago, on the 17th of January, when someone dropped a dry sponge into a bucket of water.

To mark the end of our inaugural/pilot season, focused around Robert Filliou, we celebrate art's birthday and host a discussion with the artist Alison Knowles (founding member of Fluxus), art historian and curator Julia Robinson, Hunter MA candidate Meghan DellaCrosse, and the

(whispered) voice of Robert Filliou.

Please come on Monday, January 17th:

at 4pm, to see a screening of videos by Robert Filliou at 6:30pm, to see Alison Knowles, Meghan DellaCrosse, and Julia Robinson share some perspectives, stories, and rare footage

Yours,

The Artist's Institute
163 Eldridge St
New York, NY 10002
www.theartistsinstitute.org
A project by Hunter College,
City University of New York

PS: the space will be closed this week, and re-open at 4pm on the 17th

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24. elin o’Hara slavick, FF Alumn, in Chapel Hill, NC, Jan. 28-April 29

LOCAL HISTORIES: THE GROUND WE WALK ON
curated by elin o'Hara slavick and Carol Magee

January 28 - April 29, 2011, 523 East Franklin Street (the old Chapel Hill Museum)

Hope to see you there! elin

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elin o'Hara slavick
Distinguished Term Professor of Art
Hanes Art Center CB# 3405
UNC, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
http://slavicklyon.blogspot.com/
www.unc.edu/~eoslavic
http://www.japanfocus.org/-elin_o_Hara-slavick/3196

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25. Carol Jacobsen, FF Alumn, at Denise Bibro Fine Art, Manhattan, opening Feb. 3

Carol Jacobsen presents Mistrial, Feb. 3-March 5, 2011 at Denise Bibro Fine Art, 529 W. 20th St. #4W Manhattan. www.denisebibrofineart.com

Anton van Dalen, Sabrina Jones, Rebecca Migdal, FF Alumns, in The New York Times, Jan. 14

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26. Anton van Dalen, Sabrina Jones, Rebecca Migdal, FF Alumns, in The New York Times, Jan. 14
The New York Times
‘Graphic Radicals’: ‘30 Years of World War 3 Illustrated’
By HOLLAND COTTER
Exit Art
475 10th Avenue, at 36th Street, Manhattan
Through Feb. 5
At 28, Exit Art is one of the city’s oldest alternative spaces. And by staying true to its own past, it becomes more alternative, as the kind of social-responsive work it favors disappears from commercial galleries and finds fewer takers even outside the mainstream.

Historical surveys of activist work are an Exit Art staple, and it has the room for them. But to do them right requires some version of museum-style resources: a decent lead time, ready material and expert research personnel. All of this being hard to come by in the nonprofit realm, Exit Art’s surveys have of late been uneven: intelligent and ambitious but sometimes sketches for panoramas rather than the real thing.

"Graphic Radicals: 30 Years of World War 3 Illustrated" is the real thing, a fully fleshed-out picture. That the subject is a fairly compact one — a single, small-circulation publication that appeared annually and sometimes more often — is a help, though not by itself enough to guarantee the kind of excitingly orchestrated display seen here.

A political comic magazine, World War 3 Illustrated was started in 1980 on the Lower East Side by two artists, Peter Kuper and Seth Tobocman, who drew on a pool of local artist colleagues, many of them street activists. Anton van Dalen, Eric Drooker, Mac McGill, Sabrina Jones, Kevin Pyle, Rebecca Migdal and the awesome team of James Romberger and Marguerite Van Cook were among the regular contributors. There was no house style; and there were no paychecks.

The first issue was devoted to the linked subjects of the Iran hostage crisis and the election of Ronald Reagan as president. Most issues since have been similarly issue oriented. And although many of the themes are wide reaching — racism, prisons, AIDS, religion, sex, war — specific events often inspire the best work. The 9/11 issue, which appeared very soon after the disaster, is still a heart stopper, with its diarylike narratives in cartoon form and its evocation of the grief and paranoia that gripped the city.

In its early years the magazine tended to be New York centric, for obvious reasons. The working-class neighborhoods where many of its artists lived were being rapidly gentrified. With the influx of East Village galleries, property values climbed; the poor were being pushed out. The homeless, more desperate than ever, sought shelter in Tompkins Square Park. When the police expelled them, violent protests erupted. Several of the magazine’s contributors participated in those protests, and their work distills the apocalyptic, war-zone mood of the day.

All of this comes across forcefully in the exhibition, which is thematic and chronological, with hundreds of drawings, original and reproduced, as well as paintings used as cover illustrations and posters, spread over walls and on a long table running down the center of the space. That Mr. Kuper and Mr. Tobocman, along with the illustrator Susan Willmarth, are the curators counts for a lot. They’ve lived this material; they have a wealth of it at their fingertips; they’ve done versions of the show before. It’s the rare museum presentation that has such advantages.

Best of all, World War 3 Illustrated, like Exit Art, is still alive and well. A new issue, called "The Food Chain," is out. As always it mixes newcomers and veterans, emphasizes content over style (but has plenty of style), keeps that content accessible and critical, and pays its printers and distributors but no one else.

If it had nothing more than that kind of dedication to recommend it, it would be invaluable. But it has much, much more.

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27. Jan Fabre, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Jan. 14

Jan Fabre (Thursday) The Belgian Mr. Fabre is as much — perhaps even more — a visual artist and theater director as a choreographer, and his spectacular, experimental, sometimes grueling productions have been European love-it-or-hate-it fodder for at least two decades. (His artwork has also been exhibited at the Louvre.) Like many such artists, his work has barely been seen in the United States; one of those rare occurrences was when Peak Performances@Montclair showed the marvelous solo "Quando l’Uomo Principale È una Donna" ("When a Leading Man Turns Out to be a Woman") in 2006. Peak Performances brought Mr. Fabre back in 2007 and 2008, and now the series is a co-producer of a new work, "Prometheus — Landscape II." News materials say that Mr. Fabre has based "Prometheus" on a play of Aeschylus, applying "the moral themes and stern warnings of Aeschylus to contemporary society." Traditional, however, it certainly won’t be. (Through Jan. 30.) At 7:30 p.m., Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, N.J. , (973) 655-5112, peakperfs.org; $15. (Sulcas)

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28. Julie Tolentino, FF Alumn, at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 21-22

I will be performing in Vaginal Davis' and Jonathan Berger (set) - dejecta/protecta A performance by Vaginal Davis in conjunction with The Artists Museum Friday, January 21 and Saturday, January 22, 2011

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