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Contents for July 12, 2011
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1. Robert Galinsky, FF Alumn, at Bar Ten Eleven, Manhattan, July 20
2. Marina Abramovic, Robert Wilson, FF Alumns, at Manchester International Festival, UK, thru July 16
3. Sherrie Levine, Richard Prince, FF Alumns, at Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK, thru August 14
4. Mitzi Humphrey, Judy Rifka, FF Alumns, at art6 Gallery, Richmond, VA, opening August 5
5. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at Trashbar, Brooklyn, July 13
6. Jacki Apple, FF Alumn, announces new publication
7. Ray Johnson, FF Alumn, summer 2011 news
8. Rae C. Wright, FF Alumn, at Shantigar Foundation, Rowe, MA, July 27-31
9. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at Byrdcliffe Colony, Woodstock, NY, July 16-Nov. 6
10. Jerri Allyn, FF Alumn, at 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica, CA, thru August 28
11. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at The Media Loft, July 12-24
12. Pavel Buchler, FF Alumn, at Swiss Institute, Manhattan, thru Aug. 7
13. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco, CA, July 16
14. Richard Kostelanetz, FF Alumn, at Kunstverein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, thru October 1
15. Susan Hiller, FF Alumn, at Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy, July 14, and more
16. Jim Johnson, FF Alumn, at Centro Cultural Fiesp, Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 18-Aug. 28
17. Kate Gilmore, Liz Magic Laser, Adam Pendleton, Kiki Smith, FF Alumns, at Pace Gallery, Manhattan, July 13-Aug 26
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1. Robert Galinsky, FF Alumn, at Bar Ten Eleven, Manhattan, July 20

Robert Galinsky hosts the Alphabet City Variety Show - Wreckless Idol: Tear the Veneer Off the American Idol and Perform Something Outrageous. Mistakes, oddities and all genres welcome. Out of tune piano on site to bang on, nice dive back room in the bar with PA, wine specials, $5 admission and bring your work. Sign up at 8pm for 6, 3, or 1 minute performance slots. Peep http://www.facebook.com/wrecklessidol and view this video for more info http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=pi_yU7CML9E

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2. Marina Abramovic, Robert Wilson, FF Alumns, at Manchester International Festival, UK, thru July 16

The Life and Death of Marina Abramović

directed by Robert Wilson

at the Manchester International Festival The Lowry Theatre Manchester, United Kingdom

July 9 - 16, 2011

Sean Kelly is delighted to announce that the Manchester International Festival and the Teatro Real Madrid will present the world premiere of The Life and Death of Marina Abramović, a biographical stage piece featuring scenes from Abramovic’s life from her Serbian childhood to her work as a performance artist, re-imagined by visionary director Robert Wilson. The show runs from July 9th through July 16th at the Manchester International Festival and will be presented at the Lowry Theatre.

The Life and Death of Marina Abramović is a once-in-a-generation cultural event, starring Marina Abramović, Willem Dafoe and an international cast of actors and performance artists. Featuring original and traditional music, including songs written and performed by the incomparable Antony of Antony & The Johnsons, this ground-breaking event brings together the worlds of theatre, art and music to thrilling effect.

As Gerard Mortier, Artistic Director of the Teatro Real Madrid describes: "Antony... brings a lyricism that in conjunction with Bob Wilson and Marina Abramović will make this production a real opera, just as Monteverdi would have loved."

The Life and Death of Marina Abramović was commissioned by the Manchester International Festival and the Teatro Real Madrid with Theater Basel, Art Basel, the Holland Festival, the Salford City Council and deSingel. It was produced by the Manchester International Festival and the Teatro Real Madrid and The Lowry. The Life and Death of Marina Abramović will debut in Spain at the Teatro Real Madrid in April of 2012.

For further information and to purchase tickets, please visit:
http://www.mif.co.uk/event/robert-wilson-marina-abramovic-antony-willem-dafoe-the-life-and-death-of-marina-abramovic/

For press inquiries, please contact Maureen Bray at the gallery (212.239.1181) at maureen@skny.com. For all other inquiries, please contact Cécile Panzieri at the gallery (212.239.1181) or at cecile@skny.com.

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3. Sherrie Levine, Richard Prince, FF Alumns, at Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK, thru August 14

We Will Live, We Will See
Zabludowicz Collection Curatorial Open 2011

Zabludowicz Collection
176 Prince of Wales Road
London, NW5 3PT
www.zabludowiczcollection.com

Mirosław Bałka, Carol Bove, Steven Claydon, Phil Collins, Aaron Curry, Michael Dean, Ruth Ewan, Geoffrey Farmer, Omer Fast, Rachel Harrison, Thomas Houseago, Marine Hugonnier, Sherrie Levine, Glenn Ligon, Edward Lipski, Goshka Macuga, Matthew Monahan, Deimantas Narkevičius, Richard Prince, Daniel Silver, Monika Sosnowska


The Zabludowicz Collection is delighted to announce We Will Live, We Will See, an exhibition that brings together 21 international artists whose practices examine the relationships between time, memory and forgetting.

Voicing accounts of lived experience ranging from the most personal and intimate in character to those shared and collective in scope, We Will Live, We Will See looks at modes of retelling and representing the past. The exhibition pursues the potential that art works may act as the lens through which the past is reconfigured, reinterpreted and made relevant today. We Will Live, We Will See draws upon such works to consider the past, not in terms of a normative ‘truth’, but rather in terms of unravelling, replaying and remaking.

Destabilising dominant chronologies and taxonomies of display is central to the works of Carol Bove, Steven Claydon, Rachel Harrison and Sherrie Levine. Their work looks at the importance of taste and humour, fiction and imagination while questioning assumed typologies and linear accounts of time. The arbitrary nature of events that inform the significance of sites and monuments is explored by Deimantas Narkevičius, while works by Geoffrey Farmer and Goshka Macuga incorporate material culled from books, to emphasise that art historical narratives—and culture in general—are collective in scope, and subject to remaking and reinterpretation. Omer Fast’s The Casting (2007) explores the construction of memory and the performative nature of retelling the past, highlighting the gaps in which the distinction between reality and representation, truth and fiction, can be blurred. The permanence of objects is a common preoccupation in the works of Aaron Curry, Thomas Houseago, Edward Lipski, Matthew Monahan and Daniel Silver. Invoking art historical references from classicism, modernist sculpture and popular culture, these artists deal with the monumental and auratic nature of art and culture. Exploring methods and modes of display is key to many of these plinth-based works, which blur the boundaries between ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture, question authenticity and examine their own relationships with primitivism and exoticism. The works of Mirosław Bałka, Phil Collins and Monika Sosnowska explore the gap between experience and retelling, producing and receiving, as potent sources for the proliferation of meaning. A newly commissioned work by Michael Dean addresses this multifarious nature of interpretation, exposing the fallacy of universal accounts of experience.

Eschewing the quest for absolute truths, We Will Live, We Will See explores horizontal rather than linear readings of time, revealing those instances in which fiction and forgetting creep in. Paying close attention to classification, typology and chronology, the exhibition examines moments in which these ordering structures are ruptured, allowing flaws and discrepancies to shine through.

We Will Live, We Will See is curated by Pavel S. Pyś, the winner of the inaugural Zabludowicz Collection Curatorial Open. The Open is an opportunity for an individual or collective from any creative field to produce an exhibition, with access to over 2,000 works by more than 600 artists represented in the Zabludowicz Collection. It responds to an urgent need for more opportunities for independent curators to experiment outside an institutional context, and is part of the Zabludowicz Collection’s commitment to supporting emerging artists and curators at key stages in their careers.

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4. Mitzi Humphrey, Judy Rifka, FF Alumns, at art6 Gallery, Richmond, VA, opening August 5

FF alumn Mitzi Humphrey, co-director of art6 Gallery in Richmond, Virginia, announces that FF alumn and pathbreaking American artist Judy Rifka will be installing a large, one-person, whole-gallery exhibition at art6 for the gallery's August show. The exhibition, called JUDY RIFKA POSTED, will open with a First Friday Artwalk reception 6 - 10 pm, August 5, 2011 at 6 East Broad Street in Historic Jackson Ward in Richmond's newly named Arts District.

The show will include, along with site-specific presentations created at the gallery during the week prior to the opening, large, exquisitely printed photographs by Jennifer Wynne Reeves of Rifka's almost-daily theatrical paper sculpture and/or digitally-manipulated photographic postings on Facebook. The full-color exhibition catalogue, also called JUDY RIFKA POSTED, includes text by writer/artist Andrea Scrima, a statement by Mitzi Humphrey about how the show originated through Franklin Furnace and Facebook connections, and a photograph of Rifka by art6 artist Alan D. Entin, taken this year at the Pink Pony in NYC.

Most artists use Facebook to document, share, and publicize their exhibitions; this comprehensive show is unusual in that both its art and its catalogue were created for and derived from the Facebook posts of one singularly imaginative artist.

In addition to monthly First Friday receptions and frequent performing arts events and poetry readings, art6 is open on Saturdays from 12 - 4 pm and by appointment by calling 804-343-1406.

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5. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at Trashbar, Brooklyn, July 13

Heya!

Last time I stood on a stage, Hopper was 7 months in the making; he was causing my bass to hang way off to the side and was already practicing his dance moves...that was about 2.75 years ago.

I am very excited to announce my new band's first show on Wednesday next week - I'd be delighted if you come hang out with us, have a beer and listen to some FETZIG!

Xx
Halona

WEDNESDAY JULY 13
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CHROMAKID-8
JELLYBEAN-9
FETZIG-10
JIGGLERS-11
ESCALATORS-12

$7/21+/open bar 8-9

Trash Bar
256 Grand St.
Williamsburg / Brooklyn

http://www.thetrashbar.com

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6. Jacki Apple, FF Alumn, announces new publication

Jacki Apple's visual sound score "In the Gully: Meditations on Water" is featured in the just released book 'Deep Listening Anthology: Scores from the Community of Deep Listeners, Volume Two" page 3-4. Published by Deep Listening Publications, www.deeplistening.org The "In the Gully" sound work is a companion piece to the original site specific installation and the subsequent six one-of-a-kind artists books by Jacki Apple and Paul Soady. To see the books and installation go to Jacki Apple's website --http://www.jackiapple.com/artistbooks/GullyBooks/GullyBooksHome.html

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7. Ray Johnson, FF Alumn, summer 2011 news

Greetings,

I want to share with you some Ray Johnson news. First, an article in the New York Times by Holland Cotter (one of America¹s most highly regarded art critics and winner of the Pulitzer Price in 2009), about a very small exhibition in Greenwich Village, NYC – "Ray and Bob Box" - http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/24/arts/design/ray-and-bob-box.html. Robert Warner, an artist, friend and correspondent of Johnson¹s, opened one of the 13 boxes of materials given to him by Johnson and "archived" it ¬ arranging the contents, making his own artistic arrangement out of the material which Ray gave to him. It was a small but fascinating show, and we are thrilled it received an important review in The New York Times. It was celebrated in the publication Esopus which we urge you to look up:

http://www.esopusmag.com/. Warner has been asked to restage the exhibition at a University museum. If you know of any other institution that might like to host this exhibition, please let me know and I will pass it on.

We look forward to sharing more news in the fall and to the launch of our Johnson web site. We have three Ph.D. students working on various aspects of Johnson’s practice, which is very gratifying. We continue to host a group of interns both college and graduate students who are working on the archive. We have a great deal of work ahead.

I hope you have a lovely summer.

With best wishes,

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. Rae C. Wright, FF Alumn, at Shantigar Foundation, Rowe, MA, July 27-31

Rae C Wright joins Parlan McGaw at Shantigar w/JC van Itallie teaching "Acting & Being" workshop July 27-31

http://www.shantigar.org/workshops.html

Acting and Being an Acting and Meditation Workshop with Parlan McGaw, Rae C. Wright, Andrew Eldredge, and Jean-Claude van Itallie: July 27-31

Workshop Description
Acting and Being is a five-day, four-night retreat program for those interested in exploring connections between meditation practice and performance, between body and mind. Taking place in the secluded beauty of the natural world, we’ll build community as we open to what is—rather than what "should be"— present to ourselves, the environment and to others.

In the belief that acting training is also training in being human, we’ll examine how meditation helps us cultivate the mental focus, physical freedom, emotional range, and spontaneity that make for vibrant acting and vibrant living. Acting exercises, improvisations, scene work, and daily meditation nurture the possibility of seeing the world as it is, and of artfully expressing yourself in it.

Shantigar, named by the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa who wrote his Shambhala teachings here, and where many theater pieces have been created since the sixties, is the ideal place for this retreat.

Open to all, from professional performer and avid meditator to someone beginning to explore new horizons.

Participant Feedback for Acting and Being Workshop 2010 Treat yourself, get away from the concrete jungle. This isn't just for actors or meditators. Most people there just needed some time to heal.

So excited. I WILL BE BACK, SHANTIGAR!"
"I just got back. The world should know. "I'm not the same.

A week ago I attended a 5 day retreat/workshop titled "Acting and Being". Really, I'm not too into the whole meditation hoopla -- i just thought getting away would be a good thing to do for my birthday. Well well well.... I ordered a lamb shank and received a whole herd! This place is truly magical. Hidden away in the forests,with rolling hills,and mysterious ponds, on top of the world resides Shantigar." Helen Nesteruk

Jean-Claude van Itallie, playwright and Shantigar's founder/artistic director, teaches Healing Power of Theater and Writing on Your Feet, a writer's retreat. "...I came away from my first Shantigar experience with Jean-Claude with tools to be a better speaker and methods for resolving some of my mental blocks. I came to learn to be a better writer, and left discovering a hidden part of me..." John Adams

Parlan McGaw (AEA, SAG) has acted with the New York Shakespeare Festival, Old Globe Theatre, Virginia Stage Company, and other theatres in New York and regionally, and he made his film debut in Todd Haynes’s Poison. He has been an authorized meditation teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition since 1993 and conducts meditation programs in New York City and upstate New York. For two summers he co-led a weeklong retreat for actors at Karme Choling Meditation Center in Vermont with master acting teacher Michael Howard, and he has taught Meditation for Actors at the Michael Chekhov Acting Studio in New York and at the Michael Howard Studios, where he is on the faculty of the summer conservatory. http://www.meditationforactors.com/Meditation_for_Actors.html

Rae C Wright is an OBIE-Award winning actor, a writer, and experimenter in the theatre. She has written 3 full-length solo works and collaborated on 3 two-character plays. She uses meditation practice as part of her teaching of Actor’s Craft at NYU in Undergrad Film & TV. A one-time student of Ryscard Ciezlak, Kim Stanley, Lee Strasberg, she learned from Pina Bausch & Merce Cunningham, and most recently played the 60 year-old Argentinean Jewess in Sarah Ruhl’s "The Clean House" at Actors Theatre of Louisville, and Bernie Madoff w/text by Deb Margolin in the Circus Amok production at PS122 in NYC called "Cracked Ice". She worked w/The NYStreet Theatre Caravan for 18 years, and believes theatre to be the be-all/end-all.

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9. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at Byrdcliffe Colony, Woodstock, NY, July 16-Nov. 6

Ruth Hardinger
Quick, Down & Dirty
At Byrdcliffe Colony, on the grounds of White Pines, 454 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY 12498 Curated by Alan Baer July 16 - November 6, 2011 Exhibited all around White Pines at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony. Furniture makers, craftspeople, and artists making outdoor pieces in response to our current times, "with limited resources, tight schedules, rough outdoor conditions, and a green attitude."

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10. Jerri Allyn, FF Alumn, at 18th Street Art Center, Santa Monica, CA, thru August 28

18th Street Arts Center
June 18 - August 28, 2011
Debate 3: July 30, 1-9pm
Jerri Allyn ~ Inez S. Bush
>From Debate to Create
Through a structure of debate, caucus, collaboration, performance and voting that echoes United Nations proceedings, artists and audience confront some of the most relevant and pressing issues of our time. The daylong event brings artists of all disciplines and public together to exchange ideas and work on creative solutions.

Exhibition
June 18 - August 28, 2011
Artists: Juna Amano, Shana Nys Dambrot, Micol Hebron, Michele Jaquis, Carol McDowell, Marissa Mercado, Rosalyn Myles, Juliana Ostrovsky, Beth Peterson, Karl Jean Petion, Erika E. Reynoso, Trinidad Ruiz, Marjan Vayghan, Erich Wise 18th Street Arts Center // 1639 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404 www.18thstreet.org

Debate Performance 3
July 30, 2011, 1-9pm
Public Debate Prep Discussion Evenings (7–10pm) Tues, 6/21; Wed, 6/29; Thurs, 7/7; Tues, 7/12; Wed, 7/20; Thurs, 7/ 28 New Debaters Welcome!
info: allynjerri@gmail.com / inez@gramercypartners.biz Find us on Facebook and our blog on www.Artweek.LA
Co-sponsors: MFA in Public Practice, Otis College of Art and Design and Artweek.LA

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11. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at The Media Loft, July 12-24

Hi everybody,

I'd like to invite you to my studio, The Media Loft, to see my new work in Conceptual Photography and Video.

Reception: vernissage Tues. July 12, photos: 6-8pm, video shorts: 8pm.
Open Studio July 12-24 (by appointment).

The studio will also be curating an "open screening video-shorts night", Sunday, July 17, 8pm.
$ 8 to come as a viewer; free if you bring a DVD under 8 minutes + a viewer-friend.

BARBARA ROSENTHAL
CONCEPTUAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Artist’s Books & Videos.
The Media Loft
55 Bethune Street, 6th Floor: A-629
NY, NY 10014-2035
(Meatpacking/Highline/West Village Neighborhood, Corner Washington Street) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Rosenthal
www.EMediaLoft.org
info@eMediaLoft.org
Subway: A, C, E, L, 1, 2, 3 (14th St, 7/8th Ave)
+1-212-924-4893 landline (voice)
+1-676-541-4772 cell (text only)

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12. Pavel Buchler, FF Alumn, at Swiss Institute, Manhattan, thru Aug. 7

Under Destruction
April 6–August 7, 2011

Swiss Institute
495 Broadway 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10012
T 212-925-2035
F 212-925-2040
info@swissinstitute.net

www.swissinstitute.net

Nina Beier and Marie Lund, Monica Bonvicini, Pavel Büchler, Nina Canell, Jimmie Durham, Alex Hubbard, Alexander Gutke, Martin Kersels, Michael Landy, Liz Larner, Christian Marclay, Kris Martin, Ariel Orozco, Michael Sailstorfer, Arcangelo Sassolino, Jonathan Schipper, Ariel Schlesinger, Roman Signer, Johannes Vogl

Curated by Gianni Jetzer and Chris Sharp

Under Destruction is a group exhibition featuring 20 internationally renowned contemporary artists that examine the use and role of destruction in today's art. Fifty-one years after Swiss artist Jean Tinguely's historic auto-destructive machine Homage to New York at MoMA (1960), the present exhibition proposes a series of alternative approaches to the theme of destruction. Initially presented at the Museum Tinguely in Basel as one large exhibition in 2010, Under Destruction is divided into three successive chapters for its incarnation at Swiss Institute. Varying significantly from one another, each chapter features works loosely grouped together as much according to theme as to mood, and, although each chapter will function as an autonomous exhibition, three separate visits will be required to grasp the exhibition as a whole. This factor inevitably reflects the progressive, time-based nature of its subject matter while describing the narrative arc that links the three parts together.

On view until August 7: Chapter III, with works by Alexander Gutke, Kris Martin, Jonathan Schipper, Ariel Schlesinger, and Roman Signer, is paired down to a comparatively restrained, but no less powerful selection of works. It recapitulates the theme of memento mori present in all three parts.

In conjunction with the exhibition, a catalog edited by Gianni Jetzer and Chris Sharp has been published by Distanz, with texts by Barbara Casavecchia, Boris Groys, Martin Herbert, Justin Hoffmann, Gianni Jetzer, Piper Marshall, Chris Sharp, Roland Wetzel, and Michael Wilson. Order the catalog online.

A co-operation with Museum Tinguely, Basel

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13. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco, CA, July 16

FRICTION OF PASSION PLEASURE
an experience/participation performance

a rare San Francisco appearance of Frank Moore

The world known shaman performance artist Frank Moore will guide a journey to Lila, an invisible hidden secret state of erotic friction of arousing human intimacy rubbing between bodies without limits or glamour, an altered state of being actively lustfully abandoned willing to play and trust, prickly freedom going all the way into both fusion and infusion of arousing magical pleasure erotic friction of comfort.

Saturday, July 16, 2011
8pm
sliding scale of $5 to $25

Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission St. , between 9th and 10th
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-255-1155
info@sexandculture.org
http://www.sexandculture.org/

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

Download poster here:
http://www.eroplay.com/FrictionOfPassionPleasue.pdf

"His stamina is unrelenting, and the music goes on and on. I am repelled but
stuck: I can't turn away."
San Francisco Weekly, 2001

"Best of the Bay Area!"
S.F Bay Guardian

"....San Francisco's legendary Frank Moore...(is among)...the best and most influential artists in the discipline."
L.A. Weekly 2003

"One of the few people practicing performance art that counts."
Karen Finley, performance artist

"Frank Moore is one of my performance teachers."
Annie Sprinkle, performance artist

"...one of the U.S.'s most controversial performance artists,...."
P-Form Magazine

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

L.A. Weekly

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

Chicago New City

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

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14. Richard Kostelanetz, FF Alumn, at Kunstverein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, thru October 1

Openings & Closings – The Richard Kostelanetz Bookstore
Open: 11 June – 1 October 2011
‘Richard Kostelanetz (born 1940, New York) is an American writer, artist, critic, and editor of the avant-garde. He is infamous for his prolific and often biting prose. In his short fictions (some only 2 words long) and visual poetry, RK employs a radically formalist approach consisting of arrangements of words on a page using such devices as linking language and sequence, punning, alliteration, parallelism, constructivism, and minimalism. His literary work challenges the reader in unconventional ways and is often printed in limited editions at small presses. Kostelanetz’s nonfiction work The End of Intelligent Writing: Literary Politics in America (1974) charged the New York literary and publishing establishment with inhibiting the publishing and promotion of works by innovative younger authors. Among his other works are Recyclings: A Literary Autobiography (1974, 1984), Politics in the African-American Novel (1991), Published Encomia, 1967–91 (1991), On Innovative Art(ist)s (1992) and A Dictionary of the Avant- Gardes (1999, 2001). In 1970 Kostelanetz co-founded and directed the innovative annual aptly called Assembling; thirteen editions of "otherwise unpublishable" art and literature, including The Complete Assembling were produced between 1970 and 1982.’ – The Encyclopedia Britannica

This is pretty accurate, literate, and fair, in my judgment, not only placing me as ‘avant-garde’ but identifying me as a ‘radical formalist’ (…) acknowledging as well my ambitions to produce work both innovative and classic. What’s missing are the factors that makes the entry such a genuine surprise to me. Though the radical character of my art and activities is identified correctly, there is no acknowledgment of the difficulties I’ve continually encountered professionally, functioning as I have with no positions, no power, no patrons, no agents, no ‘elite’ affiliations, no loyal commercial publishers, no favorable reviews in the most prominent media, considerable integrity, no best-sellers let alone good-sellers, no publicists (other than myself, alas), no literary-political machine whose tail I could be, a distance from fashion, scant notice in the most prominent reviewing media, no single ‘handle’ such as poet or critic by which my work can be grasped, disadvantageous race and gender, and endless obstacles (still) in getting my strongest work into print. Most of the magazines publishing me have small circulations, rather than large. Some of my books were even self-published, which has been regarded as suicidal professionally. Since some colleagues find it remarkable that I’ve survived at all as a writer, recognition in Britannica was unthinkable to me (and no doubt to others) until it happened. (…) Culturally backward though this venerable encyclopedia might have been in the past, perhaps it no longer is. For reasons closely connected to Kostelanetz’s practice we feel it is consistent to become a Bookstore dedicated to the artist. Openings & Closings – The Richard Kostelanetz Bookstore will host and sell all of RK’s publications (over 80 titles). As well, rare artifacts, editions and smaller artworks will be on view in a secret backroom. This includes a now very rare, complete set of Assembling 1 through 13. A series of commissioned essays by special-guest authors taking the practice of Richard Kostelanetz as a starting point, will appear at irregular intervals and will be available for sale during the Bookstore’s short lifespan. Please check our website for updates on Hush Hush events and special evenings dedicated to books and other such things.

Openings & Closings – The Richard Kostelanetz Bookstore is conceived in dialogue with Hyo Kwon and Goda Budvytyte.

Kunstverein, Gerard Doustraat 132, 1 073 VX Amsterdam
+31 (0)20-3313203, office@kunstverein.nl, www.kunstverein.nl
Opening hours: Wednesday–Saturday, 12–6 pm With generous support by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Mondriaan Foundation, SNS Reaal Fonds and Kunstverein’s (gold) members.

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15. Susan Hiller, FF Alumn, at Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy, July 14, and more

Susan Hiller

The Dream Seminar II
XVII Advanced Course in Visual Arts
28 June–26 July 2011
Visiting professor Susan Hiller

Lecture
The Provisional Texture of Reality
14 July, 6.30 pm
Fondazione Antonio Ratti – Villa Sucota
Via Cernobbio 19, Como

Exhibition
15 July–8 September 2011
Spazio Culturale Antonio Ratti
Largo Spallino 1, Como

Opening:
14 July, 8 pm

Fondazione Antonio Ratti
T + 39 031 23 32 11
infocsav@fondazioneratti.org
ufficiostampa@fondazioneratti.org
www.fondazioneratti.org

From June 28 to July 20, Antonio Ratti Foundation hosts the XVII edition of its Advanced Course in Visual Arts. Entitled The Dream Seminar II, the course will have as Visiting Professor Susan Hiller (born in the USA in 1949 she has lived and worked in Britain since 1970s). The course, directed since 1995 by Annie Ratti, is curated by Andrea Lissoni and Cesare Pietroiusti, and coordinated by Angela Maderna.

On July 14 at 7pm Susan Hiller will give the conference The Provisional Texture of Reality at the Foundation (Villa Sucota). It will be followed by the opening of the artist's solo exhibition, at Spazio Culturale Antonio Ratti, which can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday, 4–8 pm until September 8, 2011.

Susan Hiller's exhibition is centred on the impressing and fascinating 5-channel installation PSI Girls (1999), showed in Italy for the first time and installed specifically for the space of the Church of San Francesco.

PSI Girls presents five brief loop sequences of girls with paranormal telekinetic powers, depicted while concentrated in producing the movement of an object with the strength of their mind. The sequences are taken from five famous films (The Fury by Brian De Palma, 1978; The Craft by Andrew Fleming, 1996; Matilda by Danny De Vito, 1996; Firestarter by Mark Lester, 1984, and Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker, 1979) whose colours were altered by Susan Hiller. The artist transformed each film in a blue, yellow, red, purple and green monochrome. The original audio of the films was replaced by a single soundtrack, taken from the record of a gospel choir of St. George's Cathedral of Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

The colours slide from one sequence to another in a casual way, and are projected in the surrounding environment, thus producing a constant alteration of the perception of the surrounding space. The alternation of sound and silence, together with the moving colours and the length of the single sequences, creates the hypnotic effect of a performative work that is constantly changing. This work immerses the viewer in a iridescent perceptive flux, and offers many possibilities of being seen and interpreted: from the representation of the "alienated" condition of the teenager, to that of the feminine identity; from the use of fonts to the artist's possibilities of championing and manipulation, from a possible reflection on power, to that of the production of the contemporary imagery of the gender movie.

These images oscillate between different dimensions that go from the dreamlike experience, between alienation and activity, to a field of seduction from the latent erotism of the sequences, and even to a more contemplative dimension. The Aura: Homage to Marcel Duchamp (2011), a photographic installation conceived by the artist for the exhibition that accompanies PSI Girls, contribute to set the Church of San Francesco in an obscure, mysterious, disturbing, but perhaps revealing environment.

The exhibition opens way to a dialogue between art, illusion, magic and alteration of perception, themes close both to the great tradition of history of art of late Modernity, and with the instances explored by Susan Hiller during the workshop The Dream Seminar II.

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16. Jim Johnson, FF Alumn, at Centro Cultural Fiesp, Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 18-Aug. 28

Greetings,

If you're traveling below the equator this summer, be sure to visit the Centro Cultural Fiesp - Ruth Cardoso in São Paulo.

The animation ATLAS Magic Squares will be screened at FILE - Electronic Language International Festival, now in its 12th year, from July 18 to August 28, 2011, in São Paulo (Brazil).

Jim Johnson
www.Discopie.com

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17. Kate Gilmore, Liz Magic Laser, Adam Pendleton, Kiki Smith, FF Alumns, at Pace Gallery, Manhattan, July 13-Aug 26

Pace Gallery 545 W. 22 St. Manhattan 212-421-8987

Soft Machines

Jul 14, 2011 - Aug 26, 2011

Soft Machines is a group exhibition of artists exploring the influence and effects of control mechanisms on one's psychological and physical disposition. The exhibition will feature paintings, installations, sculptures, multimedia works, and performances by Stuart Brisley, Kathryn Garcia, Anthony Keith Giannini, Kate Gilmore, Tim Hawkinson, Liz Magic Laser and Anna Ostoya, Lovett/Codagnone, Adam Pendleton, Paul Pfeiffer, Ma Quisha, Holton Rower, Sterling Ruby, and Kiki Smith. The title of the exhibition alludes to William S. Burroughs' subversive novel, The Soft Machine (1961), populated by control and the controlled where narcotics, alcohol, sex, power, money, religion, ideology and language expose the fragile entry points of the animal psyche, and the brutality exacted by the modern world.

A new performance by Kate Gilmore premieres July 13.

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