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Contents for June 14, 2011
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1. Thelma Mathias, FF Alumn, in Santa Fe, NM, thru July 4
2. Robert Barry, FF Alumn, at Specific Object, Manhattan, June 13-Sept. 9
3. Silvia Ziranek, FF Alumn, at The Wellcome Collection, London, UK, June 23-26
4. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, now online at huffingtonpost.com, and more
5. Charles Dennis, Blue Man Group, Eric Bogosian, Dancenoise, Holly Hughes, Karen Finley, Spalding Gray, FF Alumns, at PS 122, June 14, and online
6. John Fleck, FF Alumn, at Skylight Theater, LA, CA, extended thru June 26
7. Ray Johnson, FF Alumn, at Esopus Foundation, Manhattan, thru June 30
8. Dusty Grella, FF Alumn, wins Next Great Filmmaker Award, and more
9. Javier Tellez, FF Alumn, at Kunstfortasperen, Langendijk, The Netherlands, thru September 25
10. Pope.L, FF Alumn, in Goteborg International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Sweden, opening June 16
11. Susana Cook, FF Alumn, at La Mama, Manhattan, June 13, and more
12. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, in 3 new publications
13. Tadej Pogacar, FF Alumn, at Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia, June 15-July 15
14. Mark Tribe, FF Alumn, at Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb, Croatia, thru July 9
15. Diane Torr, FF Alumn, in Choice, May 2011
16. Elana Katz, FF Alumn, at Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo, Madrid, Spain, July 9
17. Richard Tuttle, FF Alumn, at Dieu Donne, Manhattan
18. John Baldessari, Claes Oldenburg, Tom Otterness, Robert Rauschenberg, FF Alumns,
at Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, June 16
19. Alien Comic, Murray Hill, John Kelly, Koosil-ja, Lisa Kron, Salley May, Julie Atlas Muz, Peggy Pettit, Lucy Sexton, Urban Bushwomen, FF Alumns, at PS 122, Manhattan, June 17-18
20. Alicia Grullon, FF Alumn, at Socrates Park, Long Island City, June 19, and more
21. Dancenoise, Charles Dennis, Deborah Edmeades, Ilona Granet, Julie Harrison, The Kipper Kids, Phyllis Bulkin Lehrer, David Leslie, Ron Littke, Tom Murrin, Michael Smith, William Wegman, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at Tusten Theater, Narrowsburg, NY, June 25

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1. Thelma Mathias, FF Alumn, in Santa Fe, NM, thru July 4

Thelma Mathias, Jerry Snyder, Zoe Blackwell, Jerry Wellman

Exhibition continues at diverse locations around Santa Fe through July 4th
Locations vary. Check axleart.com for daily location updates.

This exhibition explores the realm of the non-rational narrative. These works are not abstract, yet also do not fit in to the confines of an easily understandable narrative. These artists are working on a fragile border between storytelling and poetry, between rational and irrational, between didactic and incomprehensible. This art has a vernacular feel, a visual aid towards a deeper more personal understanding. Any of these artists could be seen as an Outsider, except none are. They are schooled and sophisticated, and navigate the world of contemporary art. Their choices of subject, methods of execution, and the very thoughts and pursuits that drive their artistic production are idiosyncratic. By working in this borderline borderland, the artists spark our imagination and sense of wonder with super-sensible imagery, humor, and ingenious perspectives on our world. This is art for the "folk" in all of us. Each of the artists in this exhibition dares to wear their heart on their sleeve. Their deeply personal responses to universal themes call us to question and explore ourselves to make sense of what we see and who we are.

Artwork and location is always at:
axleart.com

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2. Robert Barry, FF Alumn, at Specific Object, Manhattan, June 13-Sept. 9

Robert Barry
Closed Gallery Redux
June 13-Sept. 9
Specific object
601 W. 26th St. room m285
New york ny 10001
www.specificobject.com

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3. Silvia Ziranek, FF Alumn, at The Wellcome Collection, London, UK, June 23-26

Silvia Ziranek
Not Undirty
June 23-26
To accompany the Dirt Exhibition
The Wellcome Collection
183 Euston Road
London NW1 2BE
UK
www.wellcomecollection.org

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4. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, now online at huffingtonpost.com, and more

Dear Friends,
I am leaving to go to Pennsylvania to present workshops and rituals at the annual women’s spirituality festival, Where Womyn Gather.
In the meantime, here for your reading pleasure is my latest Huffington Post column:
Contemporary Earth Honoring Ceremonies in the City
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/donna-henes/shaman-rituals_b_871238.html
Sending you all warm, loving blessings for a wonderful week,
xxMama Donna

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5. Charles Dennis, Blue Man Group, Eric Bogosian, Dancenoise, Holly Hughes, Karen Finley, Spalding Gray, FF Alumns, at PS 122, June 14, and online

Charles Dennis presents a 3-channel mix of groundbreaking PS122 Filmic Performances as part of the 30th Anniversary RetroFutureSpective Festival. With rare footage of Karen Finley, Spalding Gray, Blue Man Group, Eric Bogosian and more...

preview on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0v-D9UgAfQ&feature=youtu.be

Tuesday, June 14 at 8PM
https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/834495

Charles Dennis Productions
599 20th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11218
718-437-7972
www.charlesdennis.net

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6. John Fleck, FF Alumn, at Skylight Theater, LA, CA, extended thru June 26

John Fleck extends in his hit show MAD WOMEN through June 26th

The HUFFINGTON POST says "Fleck is raw -- a fallen electric wire that crackles across the stage, insulation stripped. The result is a supercharged production. We left purged, agog at how live theatre not only exposes the complexity of the he-on-stage but also holds up a contorting circus mirror to our own lives, loves, and dreams"

John Fleck's MAD WOMEN
@ the Skylight Theater
1816 N. Vermont, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Fridays @ 8pm
Sundays @ 7pm
Tickets: (702) 582-8587 or online / katselastheatre.org

LA WEEKLY says, ' Fleck does not disappoint in this offbeat, yet strangely heartfelt solo show.

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7. Ray Johnson, FF Alumn, at Esopus Foundation, Manhattan, thru June 30

Greetings,

We want to tell you about a fascinating exhibition being held at the ESOPUS Foundation. From June 2 - 30, 2011, the exhibition RAY AND BOB BOX at Esopus Space will hold a series of events related to a many years-long correspondence between the legendary artist Ray Johnson and Robert Warner, a subject explored in depth in the magazine, Esopus 16. The exhibition will include a series of two-hour performances at Esopus Space in which Warner will archive the contents of 13 boxes given to him by Johnson in the early Œ90s. (see schedule of events at: http://www.esopusmag.com/gallery.php?Id=3776) We encourage you all to visit the exhibition, and to learn more about the publication, Esopus, a twice-yearly magazine that features content from all creative disciplines.

The latest publication is devoted to the contents of these boxes, and is beautifully presented at their space, 64 West Third St., #210.

Visit their website: http://www.esopusmag.com/gallery.php?Id=3776 to see installation photographs, and to learn more.

With best wishes,
Frances

Frances F. L. Beatty, Ph.D.
Vice President
Richard L. Feigen & Co.
34 East 69th Street
New York, NY 10065
(212) 628-0700 ph
(212) 249-4574 fax
www.rlfeigen.com
www.rayjohnsonestate.com

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8. Dusty Grella, FF Alumn, wins Next Great Filmmaker Award, and more

Good news! I found out this weekend that 'Prayers for Peace' won the Next Great Filmmaker Award. There is no way the film could have won without the support of family and friends. Thank you! Here’s an excerpt from the press release:

"THE BERKSHIRE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WRAPS THE SIXTH ANNIVERSARY YEAR. The winner of the Berkshire Bank "Next Great Filmmaker Award" was Dustin Grella’s short film PRAYERS FOR PEACE a stop-motion animation confronting the memory of the artist’s younger brother killed in the current conflict in Iraq. It received a standing ovation. Grella was on hand to accept the award in an emotional ceremony during the opening night."

and

This summer Dusty's plan is to animate your voicemail messages! He's set up an answering machine that he'll harvest as content for his animations. His plan is to have 100 animations finished by mid-August. He's left the topic open for you to talk about anything, absolutely anything, and urges you to leave as many messages as you want. In fact, the more messages the better, because the project is only as good as the messages he receives. Try to keep it short (5-30 seconds). To view the animations he's already finished visit http://www.animationhotline.org

Inside the US call: 212-683-2490
and internationally (skype): animationhotline
to watch the entire archive visit: http://vimeo.com/channels/animationhotline

Warmly,
Dustin Grella
www.dustingrella.com

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9. Javier Tellez, FF Alumn, at Kunstfortasperen, Langendijk, The Netherlands, thru September 25

Mobile Academy Licence © No. 4 / 2011
Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge
"Defense Lines"
Licencee and Production: Bik Van der Pol

kunstfortasperen, 4151 BR Acquoy, Langendijk 60, Netherlands
Saturday June 11, 2 – 5 pm, Check In opens at 1 pm

DEFENSE LINES
A border marks out territory, on land, in society, or in the mind. This ambiguous instrument to protect ourselves or others pops up around us all the time. Borders can be a restriction, but they can also give way to new possibilities. Why do we think we need certain borders and do they give the protection we expect them to give us? At the Blackmarket for Useful Knowledge and Non-Knowledge: Defense Lines experts tell you in a one-on-one conversation about the (un)justified boundaries of privacy; how lock-picking creates safer locks; how flora and fauna survive in the city, and a large number of other topics.

During the Blackmarket the audience gets access to knowledge that is not commonly available. The theme ´Defenselines´ is investigated through a wide variety of angles, thus shedding light on a broad range of knowledge. The event is a concept of the Mobile Academy, under direction of Hannah Hurtzig. The edition ‘Defense Lines ‘ has been developed and produced by Bik Van der Pol. Previously, the event has also taken place in Vienna, Eindhoven and Jaffa, amongst others.

As part of the exhibition:
"Too late, too little, (and how) to fail gracefully"
Opening 11 June, from 12 June till 25 September, 2011. Open: Tuesday-sunday 10 am – 5 pm

The Fort of Asperen, part of the New Dutch Waterline, is the scene for a large international group exhibition curated by Bik Van der Pol.

Participating artists include: Lara Almarcegui, Tarek Atoui, Marc Bijl, André Cadère/Alain Fleischer, Critical Art Ensemble, Teddy Cruz, Martijn Engelbregt, Tim Etchells/ Vlatka Horvat, Harun Farocki, Zachary Formwalt, Freddy Heineken, Runa Islam, Jeroen Jongeleen, Otto Karvonen, the Mobile Academy / Hannah Hurtzig, Jasper Niens, Navid Nuur, Cesare Pietroiusti, Åsa Sonjasdotter, Hito Steyerl, Pilvi Takala, Javier Telléz, Nomeda & Gediminas Urbonas, The Yes Men, Artur Żmijewski.

www.kunstfortasperen.nl

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10. Pope.L, FF Alumn, in Goteborg International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Sweden, opening June 16

Göteborg International Biennial of Contemporary Art
Performative City Excavations
16–19 June
Opening:
16 June, 18 pm, Hotel Scandic Rubinen, Kungsportsavenyn, Göteborg
goteborg.biennal.org

The Göteborg International Biennial of Contemporary Art starts of by presenting 13 artists that utilize the locality and geography of the city of Göteborg to stage and explore diverse artistic practices in challenging and provocative ways. Between the 16–19 of June, the Performative City Excavations provide an experimental engagement with the city of Göteborg, allowing for site-specific and route-specific discussions, performances, processions and interventions to take place in the public space of the city. The projects presented will involve explorations into various dimensions of Göteborg—the skies, earth surfaces, underground and under water world in order to get a sense of different dimensions of urban life and living in a directly experienced way—knowledge production through body, feelings, emotions, subjectivity and the senses. The data collected by participants and practitioners will be brought together for reflection and mulling over in a summing up workshop at the end of these series of sessions. The aim of the Performative City Excavations are to provoke discussions and conversations that explore the texture of the city of Göteborg, the linkage of communities and the leakage of cultures, objects, information and histories between them—what we might speak of as vital, 'dirty cosmopolitanism from below.'

Participating artists:
Matthew Buckingham (USA)
Magnus Haglund (SE)
Matts Leiderstam (SE)
The New Beauty Council (SE)
Katarina Nitsch / Patrik Bengtsson (SE)
William Pope.L (USA)
Johannes Samuelsson (SE)
Anna Sandgren (SE)
Société Réaliste (FR)
Mårten Spångberg (SE)
Synneve G. Wettern (NO)
Jana Winderen (NO)
Pandemonium: Art in a Time of Creativity Fever
The exhibition of Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art is held September 10–November 13, 2011.
In John Milton's epic Paradise Lost (1671), Pandemonium is the castle built by Lucifer and his band after they had been booted out of heaven. It is the base camp from which they plot against the 'old order.' But it is also a platform from which they seek to launch the project of another creation, a new kind of world albeit a 'devilish' one. Through 'Pandemonium,' Milton reflects on the turbulence and topsy-turvy of civil war England. Was this only chaos and hurly burly? Or was it also the birth of the modern world, of modern values and experience? The term, therefore, has both positive and negative connotations. From William Blake to Derek Jarman, from punk to pop bands and everyday 'hubbub' of street sound and speech, it has been used to explore chaos and disorder that is at the same time about the emergence of new worlds, alternative global modernities, other possibilities.

For the Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, Pandemonium is a Lab, an experiment zone, bubbling with ideas. Wary of 'paradises lost,' of utopias that have turned sour or gone of the rails, it sounds today's turbulent world for new possibilities and perspectives, alternative forms of life and living that are brewing up.

Göteborg International Biennial of Contemporary Art is forged as a process that includes;

a. Performative City Excavations
b. Summer Academies
c. Exhibition
d. Performative Comments and Critical Response
Curatorial Team
Professor Sarat Maharaj is appointed curator of the 6th edition of Göteborg International Biennial of Contemporary Art. Sarat Maharaj is currently Professor of Visual Arts and Knowledge Systems at the Malmö Art Academy, Lund University. Sarat Maharaj was the co-curator of the 29th São Paulo Biennial in 2010 as well as for the 3rd Guangzhou Triennale in 2008 with the theme of Farewell to Postcolonialism. In 2002 he co-curated Documenta XI in Kassel with Okwui Enwezor. Maharaj is a board member of the European Biennial Manifesta.

Sarat Maharaj works in a curatorial team consisting of curator and artist Dorothee Albrecht, curator Stina Edblom and Professor Gertrud Sandqvist.
Röda Sten Art Center is the host of the biennial that will be held at Röda Sten Art Center, Göteborgs Konsthall, Göteborg Museum of Art and the Art Gallery - Bohusläns' Museum.

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11. Susana Cook, FF Alumn, at La Mama, Manhattan, June 13, and more

Susana Cook will be performing some new monologues:
Monday June 13th at La Mama, opening for FF Alumn Guillermo Gomez Peña's ImagiNations, and Friday June 17th at BAAD, as part of Actin'Out

ImagiNation
Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
Mexican performance artist, writer and director of the infamous La Pocha Nostra performance troupe, Gómez-Peña returns to New York to perform reinterpretations from his ever-evolving "living archive" as well as new works.

Monday, June 13, 2011, 8PM

La MaMa E.T.C.
74 East 4th Street, 2nd Floor NY, NY 10003
(between Second Ave. and the Bowery)
$15 General Admission
$10 Students / Seniors (with valid ID)

and

ACTIN' OUT
at
BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance
841 Barretto St 2d Floor
Bronx, NY
Friday, June 17 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Four amazing queer performance artist take the stage for a blow-the-roof-off-the-joint evening of shows with Susana Cook, Charly Dominguez, Lawrence Graham Brown (performing his challenging piece "Getting closer to the true folk - Chapter II") and visiting Cuban writer Pedro González Reinoso’s alter ego "Roxy la Rusa."

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=176076969112163

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=107668759324813

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12. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, in 3 new publications

"Eco-Amazons: 20 Women Who Are Transforming the World", Powerhouse Books, Brookln, N.Y Text: Dorka Keeh, photo; Colin Finlay. Text and illustration by Agnes Denes (Pp 58-63)
contact:
website: www.powerhousebooks.com
tel: 212-604-9074
email: ecoamazons@powerhousebooks.com

and

Margaret Davidson, "Contemporary Drawing—Key Concepts and Techniques", Watson-Guptill Publications, New York, Agnes Denes Pp 22-23, 30, 84-85, 88, 90-91(text & illus.)
contact:
www.crownpublishing.com
a division of Random House, Inc.
ISBN978-0-8230-3315-7

and

"Public Art as a Spiritual Path" by Arlene Goldbard, in Public Art Review, "Spirituality and Religion", issue 44, spring/summer 2011. Agnes Denes: Pp 18,24,25, (text & illus.)

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13. Tadej Pogacar, FF Alumn, at Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia, June 15-July 15

DAILY LIFE AS PUBLIC PRACTICE IN THE FIELD OF MULTIPLICITY
The Productions and Interventions of Tadej Pogačar at the End of the First Decade of the New Millennium.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad
June 15–July 15, 2011

Curator: Miško Šuvaković

We are pleased to announce the upcoming retrospective exhibition DAILY LIFE AS PUBLIC PRACTICE IN THE FIELD OF MULTIPLICITY: The Productions and Interventions of Tadej Pogačar at the end of the First Decade of the New Millennium, organized by the Vojvodina Museum of Contemporary Art in Novi Sad and curated by Miško Šuvaković; the exhibition will be on view in Novi Sad, Serbia, from June 15 to July 15, 2011.

Tadej Pogačar is one of the most important artists and curators on the Slovenian art scene of past twenty years. His artistic and curatorial production developed as an open and socially critical art based on appropriational and parasitical strategies and employing the tactics and strategies of the contemporary curator-activist.

He has developed numerous projects and a critical body of research into contemporary forms of life. The main aim of the present exhibition is to construct a "working retrospective" of Pogačar’s art practice by presenting his most important projects of past two decades through documents, artefacts, and new realizations. The exhibition will present around twenty projects created between 1990 and 2011, including photography, videos, installations, drawings, objects, public projects, and site-specific interventions.

Among other, the exhibition will present the long-term participatory project CODE:RED, which researches and discusses informal economic models, self-organization models of sex workers, and human trafficking, as well as the project School’s Out, which problematizes models of domination and control in the educational institutions of socialism and re-examines relationships between documentation, archives and history, various archives like Street Economy Archive etc.

For the exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Novi Sad, Pogačar will be working with a group of young curators who are completing the World of Art training programme for curators organized by the SCCA Centre for Contemporary Arts – Ljubljana.

The artist Tadej Pogačar (b. 1960) lives in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 1984, he graduated with a degree in ethnology and the history of art from the University of Ljubljana. In 1988, he received a degree in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Ljubljana, where he also completed his postgraduate studies in 1990. He is the founder and director of the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art (www.parasite-pogacar.si), a virtual organization and a critical model he established in 1993.

Pogačar has exhibited widely, including at the 10th Istanbul Biennial, the San Francisco Art Institute, the 49th São Paulo Biennial, NGBK in Berlin, the 3rd Tirana Biennial, ZKM Karlsruhe, the Stedelijk Museum, Sparwasser HQ in Berlin, Oyo Atomico in Madrid, the Museo de Arte Carillo Gil in Mexico City, and the Central House of Artists in Moscow. He received a Franklin Furnace grant in 2001 and a Shrinking Cities grant in 2004.

To accompany the exhibition, the Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina is publishing a 90-page, fully illustrated bilingual (Serbian/English) catalogue with texts by Miško Šuvaković and Ana Vilenica.

The exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. and the SCCA Centre for Contemporary Arts – Ljubljana.

For more information, contact:
Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E.
Hruševska 66, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
p74info@volja.net
www.zavod-parasite.si

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14. Mark Tribe, FF Alumn, at Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb, Croatia, thru July 9

mark tribe: the dystopia files

g-mk (galerija miroslav kraljevic)
zagreb, croatia

opening reception: 9 june, 20h
workshop: 11 june, 14h
lecture: 11 june, 19h

in this installation--the latest iteration of an ongoing project, mark tribe recontextualizes the history of demonstrations in the united states. this american artist has gathered an archive of protest footage, which serves as a base for creating site specific video installations in gallery and museum spaces. the work poses the questions about power relations, spectatorship, image manipulation, participation, interaction and political engagement. - zeljka himbele kozul, curator

the dystopia files at g-mk is supported by the ministry of culture of the republic of croatia, the city of zagreb - office for education, culture and sports, and the embassy of the united states of america, zagreb. additional funding has been provided by the experimental television center’s finishing funds program, which is supported by the electronic media and film program at the new york state council on the arts.

galerija miroslav kraljevic
subiceva 29
10000 zagreb
croatia

http://www.g-mk.hr
+385 1 4592 696
info@g-mk.hr

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15. Diane Torr, FF Alumn, in Choice, May 2011

The following review appeared in the May 2011 issue of CHOICE, Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, Vol. 48, No. 09

Torr, Diane. Sex, drag and male roles: investigating gender as performance, by Diane Torr and Stephen Bottoms. Michigan, 2010. 291 p bibl index adp ISBN 9780472071029, $70, ISBN 9780472051021 pbk, $26.95

Another release in Michigan’s excellent "Critical Performances" series, this study looks at Torr’s performance career: she is best known for her performances in male drag. Expertly presented by Torr and Bottoms (dram and theater, Univ. of Leeds, UK), the volume serves as an invaluable evaluation and chronicle of recent performative engagement with gender blending, transition, and transformation. The series’ practice of paring artists and critics as co-authors works well here; the authors write with an appropriately multivalent voice on Torr’s transgressive career (begun in the 1970s and ongoing). She focuses on "the idea of being ‘king’ over…identity, sexuality and desires rather than being ‘subject’ to social conventions." Torr’s "personal artistic evolution…shadows a cultural evolution in feminist, queer, and transgender activism," notes Bottoms, whose contextualizing contributions converts the book into a valuable general study of the period. Torr’s self-analysis and first-hand recollections are engaging and informative. From dance studios to clubs, major stages, and public walkabouts with participants from her Drag King Workshop, Torr’s career is fascinating and far reaching. A final section includes transcripts of many of Torr’s performance routines and also includes her "Man for a Day: A Do-It-Yourself Guide." Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readers. – W. W. Demastes, Louisiana State University

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16. Elana Katz, FF Alumn, at Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo, Madrid, Spain, July 9
REFORMANCE – Recycled Performance Festival
Centro de Arte 2 de Mayo [CA2M] Madrid
http://www.ca2m.org
July 9, 2011
*Performances take place between 10:00 – 23:00. For complete program please visit: http://www.fernandezmiron.com/reformance/index_eng.htm or
http://ca2m.org/en/picnic-sessions/09-jun
REFORMANCE – Recycled Performance Festival presents works that come from the shape or aims of the original piece and, through a wide range of reinterpretation, adapt to the new context, be it a respectful reproduction of the original or a heavy modification. We call veterans and newcomers to become involved in the alienated world of performance in our society from the inside, handling representative pieces and questioning the exclusivity of current artistic creation and the concept of originality.

Artists: AZ [Madrid], Josh Cleminson [Ontario], Sven Goyvaerts [Antwerp], Margaret Honda [Los Angeles], Elana Katz [Berlin], Consol Llupià [Barcelona], Super Nase & Co [Vienna], Mikel R. Nieto [Barcelona], Ana Pasadena and Fernando Gutiérrez del Arroyo [Madrid]

Curated by Miranda & Mirón [Claudia Claremi and Christian Fernández Mirón]
www.elana-katz.com

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17. Richard Tuttle, FF Alumn, at Dieu Donne, Manhattan

Richard Tuttle
The Triumph of Night

The Triumph of Night, 2009-2010.
Hand-cast cotton pulp, wood and wire, artist’s frame.
14 x 32 x 6.25 inches.
Edition of 10.

Dieu Donné presents The Triumph of Night, a sculptural suite in handmade paper by Richard Tuttle. The artist created these lively works through an intimate investigation of the essence of paper, exploring its materialism through the transformation of wet paper pulp into substance. First forming wet pulp into "sandcastles", Tuttle then altered these brightly pigmented structures by various actions and manipulations. Collaborating with artistic director Paul Wong, Tuttle uses this highly structured system of creation, manipulation, and destruction to challenge paper as a vehicle for art-making.

The title of the work reflects the artist’s meditation on Triumphs, a series of six poems by the fourteenth century Italian poet Francesco Petrarch. While Petrarch’s Triumphs explored the cycle of life through Love, Chastity, Death, Fame, Time and Eternity, here Tuttle muses on a natural triumph and the cycle of time. In creating this piece as a horizontal series of works the artist recalls the development of the print medium into larger format work, which was historically realized and used to portray a triumph by bringing several sheets together in a linear display. Tuttle considers these works drawings, and as such has designed their "frame" in the form of a handmade box accentuating the mysteriousness of the spaces behind each work. The artist’s creation of the work in the studio was documented on digital video, which is included as an accompaniment to the work.

For pricing information about this edition, or to schedule an appointment to view the work in person, please contact Rebecca Lax at rlax@dieudonne.org or Kathleen Flynn at kflynn@dieudonne.org or call 212-226-0573.

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18. John Baldessari, Claes Oldenburg, Tom Otterness, Robert Rauschenberg, FF Alumns,
at Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, June 16

A silent auction and party to benefit Dumbo Arts Center!

Now with cupcakes from Sweet and Shiny, music from mule skinner Jack Belli of Bougarelli, and sangria!

Thursday, June 16, 2011
6-10PM
Tickets on sale now
$50 advance
$55 at the door

Can't attend but want to bid? Call us to learn more about absentee bidding, or download our form online.

Preview the auction:
http://www.dumboartscenter.org/benefit_auction.html

In the great summer tradition, DAC presents a sequel to last year's blockbuster fundraiser! We will have a relaxed, pleasurable garden-themed environment (with real grass!) in which guests will enjoy wine, music, audio-scapes and a surprise or two! Art by emerging and established artists will be sold as part of the evening-long silent auction. Get your advance tickets now!

Proceeds directly benefit the creation of new art through DAC's exhibition program, and allow DAC to provide events for artists and the public free of charge. DAC's mission is to catalyze interaction between visual artists, the local community and the wider public.

The Secret Garden Party Benefit Committee is Jennifer Roux, Julie Martin, Caryn Coleman, Karl Erickson, Heather Hubbs, Lisa Kim, Jen Liu and Maya Taylor.

Artworks from:
John Baldessari
Lea Bertucci
Lee Bontecou
Todd Bourret
Alexander Calder
Scott Calhoun
Heather Cantrell
Sean Capone
Dawn K. Chase
Diana Cooper
Zoe Crosher
Megan Cump
Mark Di Suvero
Jim Dine
Karl Erickson
Coleen Fitzgibbon
Jess Fuller
Red Grooms
Mimi Gross
Becky Howland
Ryan Humphrey
Richard Jochum
Wade Kavanaugh
James Leonard
Keith Mayerson
Russell Nachman
Jill Newman
Stephen B. Nguyen
Laurie Nye
Claes Oldenburg
Tom Otterness
John Ensor Parker
Joe Pfleiger
Mac Premo
Larry Rivers
Robert Rauschenberg
Peter Rostovsky
John Spinks
Richard Stankiewicz
Janos Stone
Nicole Stone

Dumbo Arts Center is committed to being a place where artists produce ambitious new work and explore new ways of interacting with the public. We provide lifelong training opportunities for artists of all levels. We also produce large public events such as video_dumbo, a key component of the Dumbo Arts Festival. As a small not-for-profit, we rely on the generosity of our community to support our many programs for artists and public. So please, join us today!

Make it a full day of art events in Dumbo by stopping by the Etsy Labs Craft Night at Brooklyn Bridge Park from 4pm to 8pm. Bring along any craft to work on and some outdoor snacks to Pier 1.

Dumbo Arts Center (DAC)
111 Front Street, Suite 212
Brooklyn, NY 11201
gallery@dumboartscenter.org
www.dumboartscenter.org

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19. Alien Comic, Murray Hill, John Kelly, Koosil-ja, Lisa Kron, Salley May, Julie Atlas Muz, Peggy Pettit, Lucy Sexton, Urban Bushwomen, FF Alumns, at PS 122, Manhattan, June 17-18

Friday June 17, hosted by Murray Hill
Performances by Salley May, Alien Comic, Tigger!, Janet Clancy, John Kelly, Andrew Schneider, The Factress aka Luc Sexton, The Dazzle Dancers, Julie Atlas Muz, Urban Bushwomen, Joe E Jeffreys, Miss Joan Moosey, Gina Vetro, Jonathan Berger Music by Hank & Cupcakes, Rockman

Saturday June 18: Hosted by Uncle Jimmy
Performances by Lisa Kron, Rose Wood, Peggy Pettitt, Flawless Sabrina, Karen Therese, Janet Clancy, M Lamar, Koosil-ja, Edgar Oliver, Joe E Jeffreys, Miss Joan Moosey, Gina Vetro, Jonathan Berger Music by Bad Buka, Cudzoo & The Faggettes.

Location: PS122 First Avenue and 9th Street in the East Village, NYC http://www.ps122.org/performances/aga_wrecking_ball.html

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20. Alicia Grullon, FF Alumn, at Socrates Park, Long Island City, June 19, and more

Alicia Grullon FF Alumn, at Socrates Park and in the Daily News:

Alicia Grullon

El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files 2011
Takes to the Streets

Socrates Park

Illegal Death
A re-enactment
Sunday June 19, 2011
5 - 7 pm

Illegal Death a performance piece by Bronx based artist Alicia Grullon. Illegal Death is a re-enactment in response to the unresolved deaths of undocumented workers in the Tri-State area. It deals with the death of a 20-year old immigrant from Honduras who was found frozen to death in a forest on Long Island in February 2007 when temperatures dropped below -8 degrees Fahrenheit.


El Museo’s Bienal: The (S) Files 2011 6th Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American Biennial will showcase 75 emerging artists at 7 venues throughout New York City.

Press Preview: Tuesday, June 14, 2011, 10:00am
RSVP: 212.660.7102 or iaslan@elmuseo.org

Alicia Grullon's work deals with encounters between people. She does performances, social sculptures, and re-enactments bordering between the real and the theatrical. She is interested in questions about gender, race, class, and activism. Alicia is a recipient of a Puffin Foundation Grant, Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art Grant, Art and Law Residency Program, Arts Council Korea International Artist Residency, chashama Visual Arts award, and Mount Holyoke College Research Award. She has presented work for Jamaica Flux and Art in Odd Places. She recently re-enacted the ten-month strike by Stella D'oro workers uptown in the Bronx and was featured on "Pura Politica" for NY1 Noticias. For more on her work go to www.aliciagrullon.com

Alicia Grullon
NY Daily News
"Artist Puts On The Performance Of Her Life" by Tanyanika Samuels

Bronx artist recreates freezing death of immigrant in Brook Park art piece http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/bronx/2011/06/09/2011-06-09_artist_puts_on_the_performance_of_her_life.html

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21. Dancenoise, Charles Dennis, Deborah Edmeades, Ilona Granet, Julie Harrison, The Kipper Kids, Phyllis Bulkin Lehrer, David Leslie, Ron Littke, Tom Murrin, Michael Smith, William Wegman, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at Tusten Theater, Narrowsburg, NY, June 25


Ron Littke is curating a screening of performance videos to be shown as part of the DiGit Festival. The screening will show videos made by performance artists as to be used either as part of a performance, performances made for video, or videos with a performance sensibility. Some of the videos haven't been shown publicly for over twenty years. The screening takes place at The Tusten Theater in Narrowsburg, NY at 8 PM on June 25, 2011, and is free.

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller

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80 Arts - The James E. Davis Arts Building
80 Hanson Place #301
Brooklyn NY 11217-1506 U.S.A.
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