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Contents for September 19, 2011

1. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, now online

I am excited to share the art and life experience that I presented in partnership with several groups of seniors in Avinyó, Catalonia:

http://idensitat.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=132&Itemid=207

nicolas

Remembrances of Avinyó
"Remembrances of Avinyó " is an art and daily life experience by Nicolás Dumit Estévez, in Avinyó. The project is produced in collaboration between IDENSITAT and Cal Gras.

In the spring of 2011 Nicolas Dumit Estevez spent three months with a group of seniors from La Casa de Felicidad, exchanging personal impressions, experiences and stories dealing with what it might mean to grow older in the South Bronx. During this process Nicolas invited members of the group to develop art and life actions or to highlight aspects of their daily lives in the borough of New York City that has, perhaps, the most defined persona: the Bronx.

Three months later, Nicolas expanded the scope of his quest, engaging seniors of Avinyó, a town near Barcelona, in ephemeral one-on-one or small group exchanges that sought to shed light on the topic of aging in relationship to memory, remembrances and identity. These exchanges were documented by snapshots generated by the participants. The photographs produced will be formatted as accordion postcards that will serve to preserve details of the moments spent together by the residents and Nicolas, while providing future visitors to Avinyó with the locals’ views of the town.

A screening of the video Growing Older in the South Bronx took place in Avinyó on July 22 and 25, 2011. The event served as an opportunity to open a discussion on aging in two distant locations, the South Bronx and Avinyó, the Americas and Europe. An upcoming blog, hosted by IDENSITAT, will expand on the experience in Avinyó. More information about this project: http://nicolasdumitestevez.blogspot.com

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2. Cindy Sherman, FF Alumn, at Austrian Cultural Forum, Manhattan, opening Sept. 20

Austrian Cultural Forum
New York

Beauty Contest
September 21, 2011–January 3, 2012

Opening:
September 20, 6–8 PM

Austrian Cultural Forum New York
11 East 52nd Street,
New York, NY 10022

www.acfny.org

Artists: Clarina BEZZOLA, Petra BUCHEGGER, Mehmet EMIR, Leslie DE MELO, Sissi FARASSAT, Matthias HERRMANN, Anna JERMOLAEWA, Birgit JÜRGENSSEN, Jakob Lena KNEBL / Hans SCHEIRL, Evangelia KRANIOTI, Maria LASSNIG, Kalup LINZY, MUNTEAN/ROSENBLUM, Lisl PONGER, Rashaad NEWSOME, Maria PETSCHNIG, Katarina SCHMIDL, Cindy SHERMAN

The Austrian Cultural Forum New York and MUSA Vienna are proud to present Beauty Contest, an upcoming exhibition featuring works by 20 internationally acclaimed and emerging artists who critically reflect on contemporary global society's obsession and fascination with physical appearance. Beauty Contest opens on September 20, 2011 and will be on view until January 3, 2012 at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York. The exhibition will then travel to Vienna in February 2012 where it will be shown in the galleries of MUSA Vienna.

Beauty Contest deals with one of the most trivial everyday experiences: the daily encounter with human beauty and its social construction. A perennial anthropologic subject dating back to the writings of ancient Greek philosophers, the exhibition will present critical viewpoints of some of the most antiquated notions of universal beauty. Evidence from the sexual revolution and feminism, as well as the gay, lesbian and transgender movements have eroded clear definitions of who and what is beautiful—and who and what is not. Through their artworks the artists examine the emancipation of hidden structures of repression toward gender, race, and age.

The artworks, which include videos, paintings, sculptures, installations, and performance art, are drawn from the self-examination, self-perception, and self-definition of the individual artists, many of whom are influenced by female avant-garde artists such as Austrian artist Maria Lassnig and New York based Cindy Sherman.

Beauty Contest is curated by Berthold Ecker, Claude Grunitzky, and Andreas Stadler, with assistance from Natascha Boojar and Roland Fink.

A fully illustrated catalogue will be published by Passagen in February 2012.
Press images are available at acfny.org/press-room/press-images-texts/beauty-contest

A series of talks will be organized as part of the Walls and Bridges Season 3. (www.wallsandbridges.net)

A performance by artist Maria Petschnig is being organized in conjunction with Performa 11. (www.performa-arts.org)

A performance by artist Clarina Bezzola will take place on September 21st, at 6:30PM, in collaboration with Times Square Alliance. Please see acfny.org/event/clarina-bezzola-when-i-walk-alone-on-the-streets for details.

The opening reception will take place on Tuesday, September 20, from 6 to 8pm, at the ACFNY, 11 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022. Admission is free.

The opening will be preceded by an artist talk from 5pm to 6pm (rsvp required, please visit acfny.org/event/beauty-contest-1) The exhibition opening will include special performances by Rebecca Greenstein, Kalup Linzy, and Jakob Lena Knebl with Hans Scheirl.

MUSA (German acronym for Museum - Start-Gallery - Artothek) hosts the collection of the Cultural Department of the City of Vienna, and presents contemporary Austrian art in its 6,500 square foot exhibition space. MUSA also has a fully equipped state-of-the-art artwork storage and conservation facility on its premises. Visit www.musa.at for more information.

About the Austrian Cultural Forum New York
With its architectural landmark building in Midtown Manhattan the Austrian Cultural Forum New York is the cultural embassy of Austria in the United States. It hosts more than 200 free events annually and showcases cutting-edge Austrian contemporary art, music, literature, and academic thought in New York. The Austrian Cultural Forum houses around 10,000 volumes in its state-of-the-art library, and enjoys long-standing and flourishing partnerships with many venerable cultural and academic institutions throughout New York and the United States.

Austrian Cultural Forum New York
11 East 52nd St. (btw. Madison & 5th)
New York, NY 10022
(212) 319 5300

Visit acfny.org for more information.

Open Daily 10 AM–6 PM
Admission to exhibitions, concerts, and other events is free.
Reserve tickets online at acfny.org or call (212) 319 5300 ext 222.

Directions
Subway:
E, V Train to Fifth Avenue/53rd Street
B, D, F, V Train to 47-50 Street/Rockefeller Center
E, V, 6 Train to 51st Street/Lexington Avenue
Bus:
M 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 to 53rd Street

Media Contact: Kerstin Schuetz-Mueller, ksm@acfny.org, +1 212 319 5300 ext 203

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3. Marilyn R. Rosenberg, FF Alumn, now online

Here are my latest images on the web, look for my name, - black and gray older images, with new life, and 5 color images of newer work with hidden corners
Marilyn R. Rosenberg

Tip of the Knife, Issue 6, with a few words by BILL DI MICHELE,
http://tipoftheknife.blogspot.com/2011/09/tip-of-knife-issue-6.html

AND RENEGADE, images selected by Andrew Topel
http://visualpoetryrenegade.blogspot.com/.

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4. Robert Rauschenberg, FF Alumn, new publication, and more

Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG PHOTOGRAPHS
1949–1962
www.artbook.com

EDITED BY SUSAN DAVIDSON AND DAVID WHITE
TEXT BY NICHOLAS CULLINAN
PUBLISHED BY D.A.P./SCHIRMER/MOSEL

PUBLIC INSTALLATION | NEW YORK CITY
SEPTEMBER 16–OCTOBER 3, 2011
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG FOUNDATION
Rauschenberg's engagement with photography began in the late 1940s under the tutelage of Hazel Larsen Archer at Black Mountain College in North Carolina. This exposure (or experience) was so great that for a time Rauschenberg was unsure whether to pursue painting or photography as a career. Instead, he chose both, and found ways to fold photography into his Combines, maintained a practice of photographing friends and family, documented the evolution of artworks and occasionally dramatized them by inserting himself into the picture frame. As Walter Hopps wrote, "The use of photography has long been an essential device for Rauschenberg's melding of imagery... [and] a vital means for Rauschenberg's aesthetic investigations of how humans perceive, select and combine visual information. Without photography, much of Rauschenberg's oeuvre would scarcely exist." The artist himself affirmed, "I've never stopped being a photographer." This volume gathers and surveys for the first time Rauschenberg's numerous uses of photography.

This publication includes portraits of friends such as Cy Twombly, Jasper Johns, Merce Cunningham and John Cage, studio shots, photographs used in the Combines and Silkscreen paintings, photographs of lost artworks and works in process. This allows us to re-imagine almost the entirety of the artist's output in light of his always inventive uses of photography, while also supplying previously unseen glimpses into his social milieu of the 1950s and early 60s.

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PUBLIC INSTALLATION | NEW YORK CITY
September 16–October 3, 2011
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation | Project Space
455 W. 19th Street, New York City, USA.
In celebration of this publication, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation will showcase rolling images selected from the book. The images can be viewed from the street between 12:00 noon and 9:00 pm.
Painter, sculptor, printmaker and photographer Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008) provided a crucial bridge between Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. After studying at Black Mountain College under Josef Albers, Rauschenberg moved to New York where he formed close friendships with Jasper Johns and Cy Twombly, began his groundbreaking Combines, collaborated with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and co-launched with Billy Klüver Experiments in Art and Technology. He is considered one of the most innovative artists of his era.
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG: PHOTOGRAPHS
ISBN 978-1-935202-52-3
Hardback, 8 x 11 inches, 240 pages, 136 duotone
Published by D.A.P./Schirmer/Mosel
For Press Inquiries please contact:
Luke P. Brown
lbrown@dapinc.com
Publicist - ARTBOOK | D.A.P.
212.627.1999 x217
Christa Carr
christa@christacarr.com
Publicist - Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
203.275.7565
For Sales Inquiries please contact:
Avery Lozada
alozada@dapinc.com
Vice President, Trade Sales Director
212.627.1999 x209

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5. Jeff McMahon, FF Alumn, awarded residency, Fundación Valparaíso, Mojácar, Spain, October

Jeff McMahon, FF Alumn, awarded writing residency at Fundación Valparaíso in Mojácar, Spain, for the month of October.

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6. Jessica Hagedorn, Sarah Schulman, FF Alumns, at Greenlight Books, Brooklyn, September 22

Sarah Schulman and Jessica Hagedorn at Greenlight Books on Fulton and South Portland in Brooklyn. Thursday September 22 at 7:30.

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7. Ron Athey, Zackary Drucker, Harley Spiller, Julie Tolentino, FF Alumns, in Joshua Tree, CA, Oct 22-30

Julie Tolentino presents pop-up FERAL GALLERY as part of the annual Joshua Tree Hwy 62 Art Tours - 10 Year Anniversary Installation As part of a slow build and transplant of an urban-to-rural art-making desert life, Tolentino offers a pop-up gallery of works featuring artist friends from New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Beirut and London. As a way to bridge, articulate and fill the spaces between past and future, paintings, photographs, video, sculpture, movement and live art remnants are on offer as a mode of communication to visiting guests.

Feral Studio's spirit is conjured by our friend, New Yorker writer Hilton Als: "I barely know who I am … unless reflected in someone else's eyes"

In the wake of the building of an art practice and community in the desert, we share the art work - Photographs, Sculpture, Books, Painting, Performance, Music - of friends/artists from New York, Joshua Tree, London, Los Angeles, Berlin who inspire and build our world: Vaginal Davis, Jonathan Berger, Sage Vaughn, Vito LaRusso, John Schlue, Alexandra Harris, Alexander Segrade, David Rousseve, Ron Athey, Karen Lofgren, Chris Oliveria, Mark So, Cyril Kuhn, Leon Mostovoy, Bernie Cole, Connie Dupree, Tania Hamidi/Queerture, Zackary Drucker, Stosh "Pigpen" Fila, Abigail Severance, Lola Flash, Aldo Hernandez, Alexander Pohnert, Franziska Pierwoss, Harley Spiller, Ann Summa, Thomas Qualmann, Jhno, Carla Bozulich/Evangelists, Jmy James Leary, Shayna Keller, Marcus Pontello, Praxis Mohave Goods and Services and many more!

All work will be staged within, on, around the walls of the pre-existing 1940's homestead cabin/studio adjacent to her tiny-off-grid solar powered home.

October 22-23 and Oct 29-30 - Address available via google maps on www.hwy62arttours.com/

also on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/HWY-62-Art-Tours/146142026054

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8. Ligorano/Reese, FF Alumns, at Jim Kempner Fine Art, Manhattan, opening Sept. 15
ICED Ligorano/Reese Opening: Thursday, September 15, 2011, 6-8 PM
Thursday, September 15 – Saturday, October 15, 2011
Jim Kempner Fine Art is pleased to present Ligorano/Reese’s exhibition ICED. For the past five years, Ligorano/Reese have presented installations of ice sculptures as public artworks across the country. These installations weigh over 1 ton and may last as long as 24 hours before they disappear. The exhibit at Kempner showcases digital prints and time-lapse videos from this series of works, which the artists call “temporary monuments.”
Nora Ligorano and Marshall Reese collaborate as Ligorano/Reese. For over 20 years, they have exhibited their installations, videos, and limited edition artwork in galleries and museums across the U.S. Their work has been reviewed and written about in the New York Times, FiberArts, the New Yorker, Art On Paper, The Economist, Harpers and other publications. They have exhibited at the Neuberger Museum of Art, MCA Denver, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Catherine Clark Gallery, Jim Kempner Fine Art and Kent Gallery among others. Jim Kempner Fine Art represents the artists’ edition works. Photos printed at Ken Allen Studios.
For more information, see http://ligoranoreese.net
Jim Kempner Fine Art
501 West 23rd St
New York, NY 10011
Tel 212-206-6872
Fax 212-206-6873
anna.marie@jimkempner.com
www.jimkempnerfineart.com

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9. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at College of New Rochelle, NY, opening Sept.25

Toward a Philosophy of the Everyday, Sept. 6-Nov. 6, 2011

Artists:
Ian Burns, Jedediah Caesar, Martha Colburn, Andy Coolquitt, Rashawn Griffin, Ruth Hardinger, Lisa Hoke, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Patrick O’Hare, Heather Rowe, Jeanne Silverthorne, Arthur Simms, William Stone

Organizer:
Susan Canning

Opening Reception:
Sunday, September 25, 2011, 2 – 4 p.m.

Artists Panel:
Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 6:45 – 8 p.m.in Romita Auditorium with a reception at Castle Gallery to follow

NRCA ArtsFest:
Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, 2011, 12 – 5 p.m. Castle Gallery will be open for extended hours as a featured stop on the New Rochelle Council on the Arts’ ArtsFest trolley. For more information please visitwww.newrochellearts.org

General Information, Tours and Directions:
Call (914) 654-5423 or visit Castle Gallery’s website: www.cnr.edu/cg

Hours:
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 12 – 4 p.m.
Closed Mondays and Holidays

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10. Lorraine O’Grady, FF Alumn, receives 2011 Art Matters grant.

Art Matters announces 2011 grantees

www.artmattersfoundation.org

Art Matters, the non-profit foundation, is pleased to announce 23 grants ranging in amounts of 3,000 USD to 10,000 USD to artists focusing on communication and collaboration across national borders:

Mary Walling Blackburn
Support for a video project retracing, in reverse, the route taken by American hashish smugglers from Nova Scotia to Syria in 1974.

Andrea Bowers
Support for a video project documenting DREAM-activist youth in California fighting the deportation of undocumented students.

Juan Willam Chávez
Support for research in Spain, England and France towards a photo/video project exploring the partnership between humans and bees.

Laura Chipley
Support for travel to Ecuador to video document the ongoing effects of oil contamination perpetrated by Texaco in the Amazon from 1964–1990.

Sonya Clark
Support for research in Jamaica, Ghana and the UK towards a project exploring the history of sugarcane and Afro-Caribbean hairstyles named for the Triangle Trade cash crop.

Tony Cruz
Support for research in Panama and Spain on religious festivities centered around two mystical figures, as part of a project involving musicians Ismael “Maelo” Rivera and Pau Casals.

Hasan Elahi
Support for travel to Transdneistra, the self-declared republic between Moldova and the Ukraine, to document daily activities in its major cities using software the artist has developed.

Lola Flash
Support for travel to England, Brazil and South Africa to continue three different photographic portrait series involving the politics of pigmentocracy, gender and age.

William Gaynor
Support for travel to India and Nepal for research in Mumbai, Agra, Varanasi, and the Barun Valley.

Robert Gero
Support for travel to Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Slovakia for research and interviews with the Roma.

Hope Ginsburg
Support for travel to the reef atolls off the coast of Belize to study the sea-sponges that grow there as part of the artist’s ongoing social artwork project Sponge.

David Kagan
Support for travel to Ghana to explore the intersection of contemporary and traditional music making, towards a new music/ video project Obruni Papa.

Helen Lessick
Support for travel to Kenya to research the interaction of soil, culture and time, in collaboration with Nairobi-based video artist David Koch, the UN Programme for the Environment, and the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture.

Cynthia Madansky
Support for the experimental film 1+8, about Turkey and its relationship with the eight countries it borders, in collaboration with Istanbul-based artist Angelika Brudniak.

Wardell Milan
Support for travel to photograph the remaining architecture from Nazi-occupied Berlin and Mussolini-era Fascist Rome towards Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, a film adaptation of Eugene Ionesco's play Rhinoceros.

Lorraine O'Grady, FF Alumn
Support for travel to Jamaica to meet local family members, artists and art workers, documenting the trip in photos, video and text.

Yoshua Okón
Support for a project restaging key battles from the Guatemalan war in late 80s and 90s in the parking lot of Cypress Park Home Depot with members of the Mayan community in LA who fought in the actual war and are now day laborers.

Sheila Pepe
Support for the international iterations of Common Sense, an ongoing installation and participatory performance involving a large-scale crocheted drawing.

Sreshta Rit Premnath
Support for travel to Bangalore, India for photo/video documentation of utopian imagery of development, the architecture of MS Ramaiah, and migrant laborers.

Jessica Segall
Support for travel to Mongolia to collaborate with local artist Tuguldur Yondonjamts on a performative sculpture project involving natural electric fields.

Susan Silton
Support for travel to La Gomera in the Canary Islands to work with women practitioners of the whistling language Silbo Gomero.

Sonali Sridhar
Support for travel to India for a project involving the harnessing of solar power from panels embedded and embroidered in women’s veils.

Wu Tsang and Alexandro Segade
Support for travel to Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico to interview queer people using questions inspired by Pasolini’s 1965 documentary on public attitudes towards sex.

For more information on Art Matters, please visit www.artmattersfoundation.org.

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11. Gülsen Calik , Jenny Holzer, Robert Longo, Janet Nolan, Kiki Smith, Chrysanne Stathacos, Pat Steir, Victoria Vesna, FF Alumns, at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Manhattan, opening Sept. 22

Dear Friends,

My recent work is in The Value of Water show, guest-curated by Fredericka Foster. The exhibition opens at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine on September 22, 2011 and continues through March 25, 2012. It includes the work of over 45 artists, including William Kentridge, Bill Viola, Xu Bing, Kiki Smith, and Jenny Holzer. I am pleased a painting from my Sulfur Spa series, and an installation, Saved in Water, were curated into this show!

Attendees for the event MUST RSVP prior to Thursday, September 15 by calling 212 316 7464, or by e-mailing cathedralevents@stjohndivine.org. If you do not wish to contact them directly, I will contact them for you, but please let me know ASAP.

I hope you can come!!! Gülsen Calik

"The Value of Water"
September 22, 2011 - March 25, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 22, 2011, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
At The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street, New York City.

Participating Artists:
Gregory Amenoff
Rosaire Appel
Leigh Behnke
Robert Berlind
Sonam Dolma Brauen
Diane Burko
Gülsen Calik
Jose "Tony" Cruz
Alice Dalton Brown
Don Eddy
Teresita Fernandez
Fredericka Foster
Trenton Doyle Hancock
Dulce Gomez
April Gornik
Mandy Greer
Jenny Holzer
William Kentridge
Robert Longo
Michelle Loughlin
Norman Lundin
Mac McGill
Laura McCallum
Alan Michelson
Nobuho Nagasawa
Florence Neal
Janet Nolan
Dixie Peaslee
Winn Rea
Mark Rothko (1903 - 1970)
Kadie Salfi
Samantha Scherer
Gregg Schlanger
Kiki Smith
Chrysanne Stathacos
Pat Steir
Victoria Vesna
Bill Viola
Water & Light Project, Daniel and Jonathan
Ray Charles White
Terry Tempest Williams, Ben Roth & Felicia Resor
The Council of Pronghorn

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12. Marisa Jahn, FF Alumn, at People’s Production House, Manhattan, Sept. 22

Hi Friends and Fam,

Hope you are well! You may know that for the past few year, I've been involved with People's Production House, a wonderful media arts and journalism training and production institute that works with teens, working families, and immigrants to produce stories missing from the media landscape. I am excited to invite you to our tenth year anniversary on Thursday, Sept 22—the list of speakers and artists involved is stellar, and I'd love to see you there! If you haven't seen me for a few years expect to see me with HAIR (who knew I had curls!)

Warmest Regards,
Marisa Jahn
Executive Director, People's Production House
marisajahn.com • peoplesproductionhouse.org
marisa@peoplesproductionhouse.org • (917) 902-5396

PPH TURNS TEN!
Sept 22, 2011, 6-8 pm
56 East 1st Street, New York, NY

Tix: $40 for one, $75 for two
To RSVP register online at www.peoplesproductionhouse.org

Help us kick off a year of reflecting on what we’ve accomplished and learn what we have in store next year as we continue on our mission to create a diverse media landscape!

PPH is throwing the Party of the Decade to celebrate our tenth anniversary — so join us for an evening of drinks, light hors d'oeuvres, scintillating conversation, and boundary pushing!

Spend some time and get to know award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa and renowned artist German Perez. Toast journalist and PPH Founder Deepa Fernandes as she spearheads another year of ground-breaking news. Reflect on the role of the news today with media interventionists The Yes Men. Come meet award-winning journalists Julian Rubinstein, Elizabeth Rubin and artist-technologist Natalie Jeremijenko, founders of Newsmotion.org, an exciting global journalism venture launched in partnership with PPH. Listen to the foot-tapping rhythms and hauntingly gorgeous voices of Charming Hostess and groove to the beats of artist and DJ Jon Santos tag teaming with the Studio Museum of Harlem’s artist in residence, Kamau Patton. Join us in honoring our volunteer of the year Marc Shavitz and Radio Rootz reporter Kristal Graham.

People's Production House is a journalism training and production institute focused on producing stories that bring unheard voices to the fore. We teach students, immigrants, and working families how to create ground-breaking news critical to a vibrant democracy. To make a tax-free, charitable donation to People's Production House go here.

This event would not be possible without the support of Eric Anderson, Principal, Urban Green Builders.

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13. Davide Bramante, FF Alumn, at Mark Miller Gallery, Manhattan, opening Sept. 22

New York Portraits and Poetry at Mark Miller Gallery

Please join us at Mark Miller Gallery for an Opening Reception:

In a wonderful offering of sight and sound, “New York Portraits and Poetry” at the Mark Miller Gallery will feature images of life changing moments behind the news headlines by photojournalist Benjamin Fractenberg. His images will be complemented by a poetry reading that depicts portraits of love and life in the city by award-winning poet Lucas Hunt. Hunt will be reading from his new volume of poems Light on Concrete at 7pm.

Ben Fractenberg’s work focuses on everyday New Yorkers in life-changing situations. His photographs create an intimate connection with people coping with tragedy, finishing extraordinary journeys and facing intolerance with acts of courage. Ben Fractenberg is a photojournalist and reporter covering breaking news and producing multimedia feature pieces in Manhattan. Ben currently works for DNAinfo.com, a start-up that provides local news for Manhattan neighborhoods. His photography has appeared in The New York Times, Daily News, and Haaretz, among other outlets.

In his second volume of poetry, Light on the Concrete, American poet Lucas Hunt captures our hunger for happiness at its most intense. His poems anticipate love and unveil the primal world of our senses. Hunt’s voice is lyrical, abstract, and fearless. Light on the Concrete presents those moments of beauty and unrest that define our lives.

Lucas Hunt’s debut collection of poetry, Lives, was published to critical acclaim in 2006. His poems have appeared in many literary reviews, including The Southampton Review, Slice, Confrontation, and Anderbo. Hunt studied at the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, and in the MFA program at Southampton College. He is the recipient of a John Steinbeck Award for poetry.

New York Portrait and Poetry will be joined at the Mark Miller Gallery by photographer Davide Bramante in his solo show on the lower level of the gallery titled “My Own Rave”. Davide Bramente presents one of photography's most fascinating techniques, Superimposition, his ability to bring out juxtapositions and coincidence is surprising. Bramante, uses 35 mm film and takes from 4 to 9 exposures for each picture on the same negative.

The Mark Miller Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located on Orchard Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Right in the heart of the City's most vibrant new art scene, the gallery is dedicated to showcasing emerging and established artists in both solo and group exhibitions. Directions: Mark Miller Gallery is located on Orchard Street, between Delancey and Broome Streets. Subway: F, J, M, Z to Delancey or B, D to Grand Street. Bus: M15 to Delancey Street.

Mark Miller Gallery
92 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002

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14. Heather Cassils, FF Alumn, at LACE, Los Angeles, Sept. 27

Dear Friends and Extended Family,
Forgive the mass email but I want to invite each and every one of you to LOS ANGELES GOES LIVE: Performance Art in Southern California 1970-1983.
As many of you know I have been giving this project, literally, all my sweat blood and tears for several months now so come see what I have generated!!
I hope to see you at the opening.
Sincerely Yours,
Heather Cassils

Tuesday, September 27 at 8:00pm - Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 6:00pm
LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)
6522 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
t: 323.957.1777 I f: 323.957.9025
e: info@welcometolace.org

Cuts: A Traditional Sculpture is a durational performance resulting in a 2 channel video installation, a pin up, photographic ephemera and a zine. The work is structured in dialogue with two seminal performance works, Eleanor Antin’s Carving: A Traditional Sculpture,1972 and Lynda Benglis’ 1974 Artforum Magazine intervention Advertisement. My new work interprets these pieces, while linking them to performative practices associated with the production of hypermasculine and transgendered bodies.

Antin’s performance (in which the artist photographed herself while dieting) responded to notion that Greek sculptors found their ideal form by discarding unnecessary material from their marbled blocks. Rather than crash diet, over three months I built my body to its maximum capacity. I did this by adhering to a strict bodybuilding regime, constructed by master body building coach Charles Glass. David Kalick, a nutritionist specializing in diets for sports competition, designed a diet where I consumed the caloric intake of a 190-pound male athlete. I also took mild steroids for eight weeks of the training.

I documented my body as it changed, taking 4 photos a day, from 4 vantage points. I collapsed 23 weeks of training into 23 seconds creating a time-lapse video (part of the 2 channel installation Fast Twitch Slow Twitch). Juxtaposed against the speed of the time lapse are highly stylized scenes, which play in painful slow motion that depict moments from my training- a raw egg dropping into a mouth or a decontextualized face as it "maxes out".

When my body reached a peak condition in its transformation, I collaborated with photographer Robin Black to stage a homage to the Benglis’ Advertisement. Rather than buying advertisement space in Artforum, we will use Black’s connections in the gay fashion/ art publications (both on line and off) to disseminate Homage to Bengalis. Substituting my ripped masculine physique for a double ended phallus, we will leak our image without disclosing anything about its subject but will link the image to our blog about the project. Placing Homage to Bengalis within these contexts signals the shifts in our cultural landscape, and the role of artists like Benglis in bringing about those changes.

Additonally many artist friends helped me generate documentation: Zackary Drucker, Rhys Ernst, Cathy Davies, and especially Robin Black.

For this exhibition I was commissioned by LACE- and it was also made possible with the generous support of my people who kicked in for my Kickstarter fund.

http://www.heathercassils.com
http://www.sculptthebody.com

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15. skuta, FF Alumn, at Show Room, opening Sept. 18

Show Room is proud to present our inaugural exhibition

Alisa Baremboym & skúta
September 18, 2011 - October 20, 2011
Grand Opening / Opening Reception
September 18, 2011 6 - 9 p.m.

If one meaning of a photograph is just a memory, then Baremboym and skúta use them as a starting point to focus on the liminal place between the personal, mundane and overtly unforgettable.

skúta’s work, usually in the form of books, recalls travel logs and the act of scrap-booking, but he employs a Fluxus-inspired approach by documenting non-art to quirky ends. He graphically arranges photographs of his life and stores them in tomes. For this exhibition, several replicated books are on display and excerpts serve as wall works. He indexes his mother’s patchwork jean collection, meals, and family trips, to show us that conventional
imagery is important, and thus questions why we often put our
collective art attention elsewhere. Often, the work is left to chance. A series of photographs depicting Canal Street taken at a child’s height are left to the alterations of a computer crash. To this end, his family farm in Iceland, abandoned after his father’s death in 1964, is left unlocked. Wanderers find an impromptu museum of a moment suspended in time. Like with the books, this is how skúta turns memory into monument.

Baremboym doesn’t let images remain; she reuses them to diffuse the distinctions between photography and painting. She collages meal tableaux on silk; framing food with magic-eye-like patterns that
work to confuse the rational space of still lives. These prints comprise images of preserved foods such as pickled herring and the cloth that her family brought from Soviet Russia, which subtly raises a question regarding value of objects, “Why bring a kitchen towel across the ocean?” Interspersed among the still lives, Baremboym presents a series of paintings that are “cleaned” by being scrubbed with metal dust, obscuring iron-on images behind. If one operation alludes to the act of setting the table and the other act re-situates the expressionistic gesture by accentuating its routine place in the home, her hybrid works suspend us amid these methods.

skúta (Skúta Helgason), born in Iceland, received MFA from Visual Studies Workshop, S.U.N.Y. in 1983. Notable exhibitions include Fluxus Genetics at Art in General, NY and 52/52+ at Visual Studies Workshop, NY.

Alisa Baremboym was born in Russia in 1982 and received an MFA from Bard in 2009. She has exhibited her works at places such as 179 Canal, NY; White Columns, NY; I Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Russia; Andrew Kreps Gallery, NY; and Participant Inc., NY. She is included in two forthcoming exhibitions at Toomer Labzda, NYC (October) and Regina Gallery London, UK (December) and will open her first solo exhibition at 47 Canal in April 2012.

170 Suffolk Street NY NY 10002 www.showroom170.com

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16. Monty Cantsin, FF Alumn, at King St. Stephen Museum, Hungary,

The Directorate of Fejér County
King St. Stephen Museum
cordially invites you and your friends to the opening of the exhibition
esztelen! meztelen! (senseless! naked!)
mashup-remix (from objects to video...)
Opening speeches by:
András MÜLLNER literary historian/writer and
Bálint SZOMBATHY X-Yugoslavian neoist consul
Opening: Saturday, October 1st, 2011, 4 pm
address: Új Magyar Képtár, Székesfehérvár, Megyeház u. 17.
Live performance:
“The Fugitive” song-cycle – with the artist’s own interpretation and posing
Also featuring Eszter Jagica, body-in-motion
At 8 pm in the Museum Cafe: DJ Gypsy Viking (London/Toronto)
Additional venue of the exhibition:
King St. Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár, Országzászló tér 3.
The exhibition is on view until November 13, 2011

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17. AA Bronson, Martha Rosler, Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumns, at Abrons Art Center, Manhattan, Sept. 24-Oct. 16

"Ketchup is a vegetable." Ronald Reagan Administration, 1981.

Time/Food
September 24–October 16, 2011
Thursday through Sunday, 11 AM–8 PM
Lunch served between 1–3 PM

e-flux.com/timebank

Abrons Arts Center
466 Grand Street
NY, NY 10002
henrystreet.org

On Saturday, September 24, Time/Bank will open Time/Food, a New York City branch in the form of a temporary restaurant on the Lower East Side, offering daily lunch in exchange for time credits and time currency that you can earn by helping others in the Time/Bank community.

The Time/Food restaurant, located at Abrons Arts Center at 466 Grand Street, will be open for lunch service September 24–October 16, 2011, Thursdays through Sundays, from 1–3 pm. There will be a changing menu of meals prepared with recipes provided by a group of artists who like to cook, including Martha Rosler, Carolina Caycedo, Julieta Aranda, Paul Chan, Lawrence Weiner, Ingrid Erstad, Liam Gillick, WAGE (Working Artists and the Greater Economy), Carlos Motta, Superflex, Pierre Huyghe, Alejandro Cesarco, Mariana Silva, Raqs Media Collective, AA Bronson, Anton Vidokle, Sina Najafi/Cabinet, Jason Sinopoli, and others. On Sunday, September 25, the guest chef will be Rirkrit Tiravanija.

Time/Food is a fully functional restaurant inspired by the Mexican comida corrida—informal restaurants serving home-style meals of several courses at a fixed price, between about 1 and 3 pm. The price of a meal at Time/Food is One Half Hour.

Functioning both as a visualization of a parallel economy and as its pragmatic deployment, Time/Food is one of several new branches of Time/Bank—a platform that enables groups and individuals to collectively exchange their time and skills through the use of credits earned through the bank, as an intermediary and guarantor, and without the use of money. With a growing pool of nearly two thousand participants around the world, Time/Bank aims to create an immaterial currency and a parallel micro-economy for the cultural community, one that will create a sense of worth for many of the exchanges that already take place within the art field. Time/Bank was initiated by Julieta Aranda and Anton Vidokle in 2009.

Time/Food is commissioned by Creative Time for the exhibition Living as Form curated by Nato Thompson. Many thanks to GrowNYC for providing fresh produce!

Living as Form is an international project exploring over twenty years of cultural works that blur the forms of art and everyday life, emphasizing participation, dialogue, and community engagement. Living as Form provides a broad look at a vast array of socially engaged practices that appear with increasing regularity in fields ranging from theater to activism, and urban planning to visual art. Presented by New York City-based public art organization Creative Time, the project brings together twenty-five curators, documents over 100 artists' projects in a large-scale survey exhibition inside the historic Essex Street Market building, features nine new commissions in the surrounding neighborhood, and provides a dynamic online archive of over 350 socially engaged projects.

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18. Lawrence Graham Brown, FF Alumn, in Manhattan, September 22-30

Sixty + artists' projects from around the world.
Guest curators: Kalia Brooks, Director of exhibitions,Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts and Trinidad Fombella, El Museo Del Barrio NY, Exhibitions Manager/Assistant Curator.
Festival Producer, Lucia Warck Meister. Founder/Director, Ed Woodham.

"Gimme Bak Ma Clothes!"- Lawrence Graham Brown for AIOP Ritual 2011 / lawrencegrahambrown.com

A reinterpretation of American Folklore and artistic intervention, inspired by Thomas Dartmouth Rice. Born on the "Lower East Side" of New York City and considered the father of American Minstrelsy Theater in the 1830s.

Legend has it that Thomas, more popularly known as Jim Crow Rice appeared in his sketch on a Cincinnati stage, where he was insistently encored, until a small voice from the wings, whimpered Gimme Bak Ma Clothes by the Black critic Sterling Brown.From this departure I shall reinterpret and excavate, the notion of restoring and allowing Queer people and people of color, the true meaning of our own experiences, for our lives have been deprived of significance by malicious portrayals and slanderous misrepresentations of a thing called prejudging and stereotypes.

This intervention and performance will include liturgical actions of sprinkling rice on the path of 14th street "Lower East Side" in memory of Jim Crow Rice and his legacy...with specific rituals of cleansing and blessing which will include lime, powder, rum, cinnamon etc.welcoming a new day with the shouts Gimme Bak Mah Clothes.

Act 1, Press preview, Underline Gallery, 238 W. 14th St, RSVP AiOPpr@gmail.com). Sept 22, 2011, 1:00pm

Act 2, Theater Lab @ PRATT, 137 W 14th St. opening Ceremony Sept. 30, 2011pm 6-9pm, My performance@ 8pm Free!

Assisting performers: Rocheford Belizaire-Haiti, Curtis Radgman-Trinidad
Guest Performer: Suzanne Broughel-Artist-USA http://fortyacresofbandaids.blogspot.com/

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19. Liliana Porter, FF Alumn, at Galeria Lucia de la Punete, Lima, Peru, thru Nov. 15

Liliana Porter. Recent works at Galeria Lucia de la Puente in Lima, Peru From September 14 to November 15 2011.

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20. Joseph Kosuth, FF Alumn, at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA,

Joseph Kosuth in
Sparking Dialogue
The Inaugural Exhibition of the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art
at the Museum of Fine Arts
Boston, Massachusetts

September 17-18, 2011

Sean Kelly is pleased to announce that an early neon work by Joseph Kosuth will be included in Sparking Dialogue, the inaugural exhibition of the Eunice and Julian Cohen Galleria in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. The much anticipated unveiling of the Linde Family Wing will be celebrated by twenty-four hours of events beginning with ticketed parties on September 17 and culminating in a free open house on September 18.

Sparking Dialogue is the first of a series of thematic exhibitions to be installed in the Linde Family Wing. Fittingly, Sparking Dialogue unites text-based, thought-provoking works to inaugurate a wing that combines exhibition walls with a lively social space designed to foster the discussion of contemporary art. Inspired by the Museum's keystone work in the Eunice and Julian Cohen Galleria - the scrolling LED Truisms by Jenny Holzer (1991) - this exhibition will include more than a dozen pieces by other international artists in addition to Joseph Kosuth, including Kay Rosen, Kader Attia, Claire Fontaine and Tracey Emin.

The Linde Family Wing, named in recognition of the generosity of Museum benefactors Joyce Linde and her late husband, Edward Linde, and their family, includes seven new galleries that will present innovative approaches to the exhibition of contemporary art within the context of the Museum’s encyclopedic collections, offering new perspectives and encouraging connections between art of the past and present.

For further information on Sparking Dialogue and the opening celebration of the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/63lyrop

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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21. Billy X. Curmano, FF Alumn, at Depot, Vienna, Austria, Sept. 26

"Water" Billy X. Curmano at "PANik 3 Performance as Documentation" Sept. 26, Depot, Vienna, Austria.
"PANik 3 Performance as Documentation" also includes: Julia Klaring/Andrea Salzman (Austria), Katrin Herzner (Germany), Upstage (New Zealand) and Pascale Grau (Switzerland).
“Water”

From the abundance of water to its absence and changing states, "Water" mixes video footage, live music, performance tricks and journal entries from extreme projects in the environment that illuminate one artist's almost obsessive and sometimes quite dangerous connection with water, our most precious resource.

One statement about your work
Artists often paint fantasies. I've tried to live mine through performance art adventures frequently in remote locations. I re-create these fantasies and expand the audience through live art events in formal spaces that document performance in performance.

One statement about the topic of performance and documentation
Live art is often elusive and difficult to fully appreciate without actually witnessing it during performance. Documenting performance in performance creates a new live art moment that illuminates a previous point in time while becoming simply another point in time. In the end, it is all just tracks scratched to prove we exist.

“Swimming the River” was a ten year, 3,809.96-kilometer swim from the source of the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico as both performance and environmental statement. Nations have claimed territory by posting flags. I wanted to re-claim the Mississippi for life-affirming pursuits by swimming its length under the banner of art.

The Zen of stroke after tedious stroke bisected the continent with impermanent brush like strokes that followed a single form (My body) repeated through an ever-changing landscape. The fragility of the human form contrasted by the powers of nature and shipping lanes compelled audiences to line riverbanks, watch from bridges and follow by boat in a kind of art pilgrimage through often remote locations.

“Objects and electronic media collected and created in the course of a swim” were then used in performances and exhibitions to expand the audience and bring the spirit of adventure from the banks of the Mississippi River to more accessible formal spaces.

Billy X.
http://www.billyx.net

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22. Susan Hiller, FF Alumn, at Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada, opening Sept. 22

Susan Hiller
The Last Silent Movie
September 22–November 26, 2011

Opening:
Thursday, September 22 from 7–10 PM

Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art
124–401 Richmond Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 3A8
Gallery hours:
Wednesday–Saturday, 12–5 PM

Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art is proud to present the Canadian premiere of the installation The Last Silent Movie by legendary conceptual artist Susan Hiller. Composed of a video projection and a series of etchings, this installation is based upon archival recordings of some of the last remaining speakers of twenty-five extinct or endangered languages. The result is both a memorial to and a protest against irredeemable loss.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 22 from 7 to 10 PM at Prefix, located at 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 124, Toronto. The exhibition continues until November 26, 2011. Prefix is open from Wednesday to Saturday, 12 to 5 PM, and by appointment. Admission is free. Prefix will also be open on Saturday, October 1 from 7 PM until sunrise for Nuit Blanche.

For the video component of The Last Silent Movie (2007), the artist has unearthed a series of vocal recordings from a wide range of audio archives and reactivated them in a setting reminiscent of an early movie house. Relaying stories, recalling memories, occasionally singing, these native tongues are variegated and intriguing. They include K'ora from South Africa, recorded in 1938 by its last speaker; Manx from the Isle of Man, captured in 1948 and now extinct; and Blackfoot from North America, recorded in the 1990s and today seriously endangered. A simple text supplements the recording with basic information – the name of the language, where it was used, when and by whom it was recorded and, if known, the speaker's name. The recordings are also subtitled in English. The fact that the voices Hiller employs speak in what are now extinct or endangered languages makes them more than just the traces of specific individuals; rather, they become ciphers of entire cultures and ways of life. In the words of Ann Gallagher, Head of Collections in British Art at the Tate, "These recordings of silenced voices, preserved into archives, have literally been given voice again in the reassembled form given by the artist."

For the accompanying suite of etchings, the artist selected specific phrases from the recordings and fed them into an oscilloscope. The result is twenty-four works, each of which depicts a single line that rises and falls based on the unique attributes of each utterance. In both the video and the etchings, sound is key; the former creates an auditory experience of a disembodied voice, the latter, a visual representation of the same.

About the Artist
Susan Hiller was born in Tallahassee, Florida, in 1940; since 1973, she has resided in the United Kingdom. Originally trained as an anthropologist, she completed her Ph.D. at Tulane University (New Orleans) in 1965. After becoming disenchanted with academic anthropology, she shifted her trajectory, embarking on a career as an artist with a conceptual practice that includes installation, video, photography, performance and writing. She has been the recipient of numerous fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1998 and a DAAD in 2002–03. Her work has been acquired by numerous institutions, including the Tate (London), the Museum Ludwig (Cologne) and the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris). Recently, she was the subject of a major survey exhibition at the Tate Britain (London). Susan Hiller is represented by Timothy Taylor Gallery (London).

About the Curator
Scott McLeod is a writer, curator and arts administrator. His work focuses on contemporary practices, with a specialization in photography, media and digital art. Since 2000, he has been the director and curator of Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, where he also serves as the editor and publisher of Prefix Photo magazine.

About Prefix
Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art is a public art gallery and arts publishing house based in Toronto. A registered charitable organization, Prefix fosters the appreciation and understanding of contemporary photography, media and digital arts. In 2010, Prefix celebrated ten years of programming excellence.

Acknowledgements
For their support of Susan Hiller's The Last Silent Movie, Prefix gratefully acknowledges its Official Catering Sponsor à la Carte Kitchen and its Official Hotel Sponsor the Sutton Place Hotel. Prefix also acknowledges the assistance of the Toronto Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts.

For more information, print-ready images or to schedule an interview with the artist, please contact:

Alysha Rajkumar
Operations Manager
T 416-591-0357
F 416-591-0358
E info@prefix.ca
www.prefix.ca

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23. Andrea Fraser, Ben Kinmont, FF Alumns, at Marres-Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands, thru Nov. 20

Marres-Centre for contemporary culture

The Avant-garde
Specters of the Nineties
10 September–20 November 2011

Curators: Lisette Smits in cooperation with Matthieu Laurette.

Marres-Centre for contemporary culture
Capucijnenstraat 98
6211 RT Maastricht
The Netherlands
0031- (0)43-327 02 07.
www.marres.org

Within the long-term program covering the avant-garde, Marres presents Specters of the Nineties, an exhibition that looks at the last decade of the 20th century through a selection of art works made in the period between 1989 and 2000.

The most prominent characteristics of the 1990s, commonly known as the beginning of 'The Information Age', are without doubt the revolutionary development of digital technology the emergence of a global capitalism. The claim being made in the exhibition is that the artistic practices of the 1990s not only reflect these developments, but also testify of the way the digital revolution has altered the artistic practice itself—art of the 1990s being, in other words, both informed and formed by these changes.

The artistic practices of the 1990s often have been referred to as 'social art' and subsequently their value has been measured in social terms rather than artistic ones. Instead, Specters of the Nineties unfolds how the technological developments of the time have marked the production and dispersion of art, the notion of access and audience, the issue of authorship, and ultimately, the nature of artistic work and the aesthetics of the artefact itself. The artistic practices of the 1990s persistently seek to redefine the utilitarian relations of art in a new economic reality, which is why it could be argued that they truly are a part of a 'classic' avant-garde project.

Specters of the Nineties presents a selection of art works and practices that could be considered as anticipating on the social and political constellations of today and the position of art therein. What is the legacy of the artistic practices of the 1990s? Are they still haunting today's art practices? Or have they, as a 'social project', dissolved in our social reality altogether?

The exhibition consists of an anthology of artistic practices and works, including sculpture, installation, painting, photography and video, made between 1989 and 2000. The exhibition also includes reconstructions, documents and archival material that, in a documentary style, represent the site specific, system specific, process based, one-time, or otherwise ephemeral character of the artistic practices of the 1990s.

Works by:
Art Club 2000, Sadie Benning, Bernadette Corporation, Plamen Dejanov & Swetlana Heger, Jeremy Deller, Stephan Dillemuth and Hans-Christian Dany, Maria Eichhorn, Annika Eriksson, Andrea Fraser, Rainer Ganahl, Renée Green, Jens Haaning, Pierre Huyghe, Karen Kilimnik, Ben Kinmont, Job Koelewijn, Renée Kool, Aleksandra Mir, Regina Müller, N55, Marylène Negro-Klaus Scherübel, Laurie Parsons, Asier Pérez González, Dan Peterman, Hinrich Sachs, Joe Scanlan, Tilo Schulz, Superflex, Apolonija Sustersic, Barbara Visser, Carey Young.

We'll Be Rich Tonight, a new essay by Hans-Christian Dany, is published in conjunction with the exhibition.

Events program on Saturday 12 November, 15.00 hrs
Wat men weet (That We know), ELLE magazine talk & live recording
Featuring a.o. Valerie Smith and Leontine Coelewij
A work by Hinrich Sachs, performed since 1994

Marres receives structural financial support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science and the Municipality of Maastricht.

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24. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Temescal Art Center, Oakland, CA, Sept. 24

THE UNCOMFORTABLE ZONES OF FUN
experiments in experience/participation performance

The Underground Hit!
CRITIC'S CHOICE: East Bay Express

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

Saturday, September 24, 2011
8pm

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

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

2011 Dates!

10/22
11/26
12/16

“We came, we saw, we read local performance artist-provocateur Frank Moore’s poem … experience the joys of unsettled discomfort …” Kimberly Chun, SF Chronicle

“One of the country’s most controversial and profound artists.” Kotori 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

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

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

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

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

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

Downloadable poster here:
http://www.eroplay.com/UZOF_SEPT_2011.pdf

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25. Aaron Burr Society, FF Alumn, on Wall Street, Manhattan, Sept. 22

Pilgrims,

On Thursday September 22 at noon, we will distribute 10,000 Lincoln pennies. We take our inspiration from the painting The Sower by J.F. Millet. We will be sowing pennies for change on Wall Street; change in the form of peace, justice and equality. If these seeds of change take root and blossom, it will mean the end to the tyranny of an antiquated system.

The Summer of Change is brought to you by the Society and Noah Fischer.

http://summerofchange.net

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26. Rachel Frank, FF Alumn, at Socrates Sculpture Park, Astoria, NY, Sept. 25

Hi friends,

On Sunday, Sept. 25th I have a small performance piece at Socrates Sculpture Park. My performance (starring Dan Theisen and myself) will run from approximately 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. or so. Details below. Hope to see you there!

Best,
Rachel

SkowheganPERFORMS
Sunday, September 25th from 12:00pm-3:00pm at Socrates Sculpture Park.
32-01 Vernon Boulevard at Broadway
Long Island City (Queens), NY 11106
Twenty-four alumni, spanning almost 15 summers of art making at Skowhegan, will perform at various points throughout the afternoon around Socrates. Some performances will happen only once, others will be ongoing— all will be a great expression of the type of work that Skowhegan promotes and supports!
Performing Artists:

Timothy Bellavia (‘97)
Caitlin Berrigan (‘08) + Anya Liftig
Craig Drennen (‘06)
Rachel Frank (‘05)
Sean Glover (‘03)
John Gonzalez (’08)
Rosalinda Gonzalez (‘09)
Maya Hayuk (‘11) + Jef Scharf (‘00)
Kyoung Eun Kang (‘09)
Rafael Kelman (‘11)
John Landewe (‘00)
Jaeeun Lee (‘11)
Rosemarie Padovano (‘10)
Roxana Perez-Mendez (‘03) + Gabriel Martinez (‘03) Andrew Ross (‘11) Hoyun Son (‘08) Tamara Suber (‘11) Tomoe Tsutsumi (‘10) + Tomoe Matsuoka Jonathan VanDyke (‘08) Ian Warren (‘09) Matthew Wilson (‘10)

Skowhegan would like to thank the staff at Socrates Sculpture Park for their support of this event.

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27. Maureen Connor, Liz Magic Laser, Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumns, at School of Visual Arts, Manhattan

The School of Visual Arts Fall 2011 lecture series, “Art in the first person” will include the following presentations by FF Alumns:

Thursday, October 6, 7 pm, Maureen Connor presents “How to be an Artist-in-Reesidence” at t209 E. 23rd Streeet in the 3rd floor amphitheater.

Thursday October 13, 7 pm, Carolee Schneemann presents “Mysteries of The Iconographies”

Sunday November 13, 4-9 pm and Monday, November 14, 4-9 pm, Liz Magic Laser presents “I Feel Your Pain.”

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