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Contents for November 01, 2011

1. Mitzi Humphrey, FF Alumn, at Chroma Projects, Charlottesville, VA, December 2-24, and more

FF Alumn Mitzi Humphrey is exhibiting with ONE/OFF Printmakers in a group show at Chroma Projects art laboratory, 418 East Main on the Mall, Charlottesville, VA 22902, December 2 -24, 2011.
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FF Alumn Mitzi Humphrey and FF Alumn Judy Rifka will have art included in TRIBAL, a member-guest invitational at art6 Gallery, 6 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, opening with a First Friday reception 5-9 pm. on November 4 and extending through the gallery's December 31st New Year's Eve Party, with music by My Son the Doctor.
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FF Alumn Mitzi Humphrey is participating in the ThinkSmall6 biennial international miniature invitational at Artspace Gallery, Plant Zero, Zero East 4th Street, Richmond, VA, 23224. There is a public reception for the artists Fourth Friday, November 25, 2011, 7 - 10 pm. Show ends Sunday, December 18. An online ThinkSmall6 exhibition catalog is at http://www.artspacegallery.org/ts6/index.htm

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2. Gloria Holwerda-Williams, Mitzi Humphrey, FF Alumns, at DeliZeeburg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, opening November 3

FF Alumn Mitzi Humphrey is showing four collaborations in EXQUISITE CORPSE, THE RESURRECTION, an exhibition of works by international artists and writers at DeliZeeburg, Sumatrastratt 32, Amsterdam, opening Thursday, November 3, 7-10 pm and extending through November 30. Participating artists and writers are: BERNARD DUMAINE (FR), ALICIA HENRY (US), HELENE RUIZ (US), LAIN YORK (US), MICHEAL DeLIA (US), MITZI HUMPHREY(US), JOHN BORBA (US), TON HARING (NL), LANNIE GANNON (US), MARTY WILLIAMS (NL), JODY RATHGEB (US), JENNIFER GEISS (US), JESSIE WOLK (US), GINA BINKLEY (US), EMMANUELLE ORON (FR/NL), HOLLY PAINO (US), PASCALE BAUD (FR), AARON SINIFT (US), JORDAN LANGLEY (US), REESE LYNCH (US), BAS JACOBS (NL), HENRIETTA NEAR (US), STEPHEN LLOYD SMITH (US), LEO ROMAN (NL), JOSEPH LARKIN (US), PATRICK DeGUIRA (US), MARTIJN DEN OUDEN(NL), JOE SAUNDERS (US), GLORIA HOLWERDA-WILLIAMS, FF ALUMN (NL/US)

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3. Pablo Helguera, FF Alumn, received International Award for Participatory Art

Ælia Media
15 October-28 October 2011
4-8 pm (Bologna time)
Live stream aeliamedia.org

Piazza Puntoni, Bologna, Italy

www.artepartecipativa.it

Ælia Media, an alternative arts radio station was launched on October 15, 2011, live from the heart of the historical university district of Bologna in Piazza Puntoni.

Ælia Media is a participatory art project conceived by Pablo Helguera, winner of the first International Award for Participatory Art, promoted by the Legislative Assembly of the Region of Emilia-Romagna, in collaboration with Goodwill and LaRete Art Projects. Consisting of a temporary cultural journalism institute and broadcast center in Bologna, and an alternative arts multimedia channel online, Ælia Media responds to an important tradition of alternative radio in Bologna, connected to the student movement of 1977. It functions in two capacities: a training ground for active and aspiring cultural producers, involving a work group of 20 young people from different artistic backgrounds, and a broadcast program in a variety of media (print, radio, web) with a focus on engagement through live participation and online social networks, from visual arts to theatre to music.

The school component of the project launched in May 2011 in Villa delle Rose, Bologna, a location offered by MAMbo (Modern Art Museum Bologna) for a long term workshop for Ælia Media. After the training program run by Pablo Helguera, the radio station Ælia Media was launched at Piazza Puntoni on October 15th 2011, the day of a massive protest in Rome and of global protests against financial greed.

Pablo Helguera remarked: "We believe that the Aelia Media project is being launched at a very important moment in Italy, as there is an urgent need to expand the public discourse on social and political life. We believe that art is uniquely positioned to contribute to this debate by offering ways in which media can be reimagined and repurposed without commercial purposes. Through this participatory project we hope to contribute to the reimagining of new platforms of discussion and debate."

The group of collaborators of this project include Katia Baraldi, Fedra Boscaro, Lorena Colantuono, Giorgia Dolfini, Vincenzo Estremo, Matteo Ferrari, Emanuele Girotti, Nathaniel Katz, Marianna Mendozza, Stefano Pasquini,Cinzia Pietribiasi, Anna Santomauro, Alessandra Saviotti, Daniela Spagna Musso, Annamaria Tina, 19/20 (Fedra Boscaro, Federica Falancia, Tihana Maravic, Linda Rigotti, Costanza Savini).

The headquarters of Ælia Media in Piazza Puntoni is a temporary kiosk, designed by the Bolognese collective La Pillola: a large orange structure, fully recyclable, consisting of PVC tubes. The walls of the structure are covered by a transparent film, also recyclable.
The live stream can be heard at the site aeliamedia.org, everyday from 4 to 8 PM (Bologna time) Until October 28. The transmissions are done in collaboration with the three main remaining alternative radio stations in Bologna, Radio Città del Capo Radio Metropolitana, Radio Città Fujiko and Radio Kairos.

The International Award for Participatory Art is promoted by the Legislative Assembly of the Region of Emilia-Romagna, in collaboration with goodwill and LaRete Art Projects, and is curated by Julia Draganovic together with Claudia Löffelholz. The members of the jury are Julia Draganovic, Rudolf Frieling, Alfredo Jaar, Bert Theis and, representing the Region of Emilia-Romagna, Luigi Benedetti. They awarded this international prize to Helguera for his artistic career and the quality of the participative art project which Pablo Helguera created for the city of Bologna. His career, above all with the project " The School of Panamerican Unrest", has shown his ability to involve people from different cultural backgrounds in decision-making and creative processes.

Pablo Helguera has exhibited in biennials and museums worldwide. His work employs the tools of performance, pedagogy, theater and historical research and often takes unusual formats, which have included scripted symposia, phonographic recordings, museum display, literary publications and musical composition. He has been the recipient of the Guggenheim, Creative Capital and Franklin Furnace Fellowships. He is currently senior resident of Location One in New York, where he will present his project "The Well-Tempered Exposition" as part of Performa 2011 with support of Franklin Furnace. He is the author of more than 10 books including the recently launched "The School of Panamerican Unrest: An Anthology of Documents" (with Sarah Demeuse), and "Education for Socially Engaged Art" (Jorge Pinto Books, 2011), the hands-on primer on social practice using the tools of pedagogy. He is the pedagogical curator of the 8th Mercosul biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Ælia Media
A project by Pablo Helguera.
Winner of the 1st edition of the International Award of Participatory Art
An initiative of the Legislative Assembly of the Region of Emilia-Romagna in collaboration with LaRete Art Projects and goodwill.

Realized together with: Katia Baraldi, Fedra Boscaro, Lorena Colantuono, Giorgia Dolfini, Vincenzo Estremo, Matteo Ferrari, Emanuele Girotti, Nathaniel Katz, Marianna Mendozza, Stefano Pasquini,Cinzia Pietribiasi, Anna Santomauro, Alessandra Saviotti, Daniela Spagna Musso, Annamaria Tina,
19/20 (Fedra Boscaro, Federica Falancia, Tihana Maravic, Linda Rigotti, Costanza Savini).

Curated by Julia Draganovic and Claudia Löffelholz.
Organisation and coordination: Antonella Morrone and Federica Patti.
Communication and press office: goodwillcom.

Art Director for the interior of Villa delle Rose and the project of the kiosk for Ælia Media: La Pillola
Technical Sponsor: REDI

In collaboration with Area Cultura of the Municipality of Bologna
With the patronage of Quartiere San Vitale, Municipality of Bologna
Media partner: Città del Capo Radio Metropolitana, Radio Città Fujiko and Radio Kairos.

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4. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at Nuyorican Poets Café, Manhattan, Nov. 3-5

FF Alumn Judith Sloan
Presents her play: Yo Miss! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, November 3, 4, 5, at 7 PM
and Sunday November 6 at 3 PM
Nuyorican Poets Cafe 236 East 3rd Street Between Ave B & C, NYC
Tix: $20 general $15 students/seniors/groups 212-780-9386
http://www.nuyorican.org/

What happens when a performing artist survives a near-fatal car accident and collides with the oncoming traffic of Hip Hop culture? In Yo Miss! actress/writer Judith Sloan remixes stories from twenty years of reporting on and teaching immigrant/refugee teenagers and incarcerated youth as they grapple with the cataclysmic global events that shaped them. Through poetry, vivid character portrayals and music, she brings their tales to life along with her own stories revealing the ripple effects of the Holocaust on her family. Sifting through a maze of miscommunications and misunderstandings, Sloan and the musicians battle through a cross-generational dialogue as she finds resilience in the face of tragedy.

A play with music
Written and conceived by Judith Sloan
Directed by and developed with Michael Dinwiddie
Performed by Judith Sloan
with Adam Hill and MiWi LaLupa
Live Sound Engineer: Luke Santy
Music direction: (Grammy Award winner) Frank London
Sound direction and design: Judith Sloan with the company
Lighting design: Melody Beal

Talkback following the SUNDAY Matinee performance: with Julissa Ferreras, City Council Member Queens / Jackie Vimo, New York Immigration Coalition / Mallika Dutt, Breakthrough

Includes music by: Dave Guy, Adam Hill, David Krakauer, MiWi La Lupa (band member from Red Baraat), Taylor Rivelli, Judith Sloan.
Additional Music and Sounds by: Touré "Southpaw" Harris, Guy Klucevsek, Frank London (of Klezmatics), Immortal Technique, Ken White

Yo Miss is a project of EarSay, produced by Judith Sloan with the purpose of supporting EarSay's social justice work focusing on stories of healing from trauma. A portion of the proceeds from the Yo Miss! theatre project go to benefit EarSay's Youth Education project, Transforming Trauma Into Art, for immigrant and refugee teenagers.
Yo Miss! is being developed with support from Viper Records, and Morgan Jenness from Abrams Agency.

For more information: http://www.earsay.org/

Development of Yo Miss! with support from the Queens Council on the Arts, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Murray Street Productions, Danny Simmons Corridor Gallery, and Viper Records.

About Judith Sloan
Teaching, acting, producing - when it comes to exploring the world through the streets of New York, it seems that Judith Sloan has done it all. Known for her collaborative multi-media project [with Warren Lehrer,] Crossing the BLVD: strangers, neighbors, aliens in a new america Judith spent 20 years teaching and reporting at schools and jails where she encountered immigration, cultural clashes, and generation gaps. Now, she presents her accounts in a new play Yo Miss! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide. Sloan is an award-winning playwright, radio producer, and performer. Yo Miss is a project of EarSay, a non-profit devoted to portraying uncelebrated stories. Judith's work in Yo Miss! is described as "sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always truth-seeking performance" that "attempts to break down assumptions that divide.... residents of a polygot city who live in close proximity but come from conflicting worlds.

Advance praise for Yo Miss stories produced for public radio:

"This is an art you can trust to tell the truth in vivid detail, and Sloan renews the original mission of radio and writing in the process. These are wonderful sound pieces. They are as full of life and presence as all of Sloan's earlier works." - Andrei Codrescu, poet, novelist, commentator NPR's All Things Considered

About Sweeping Statements by Judith Sloan: winner First Place Missouri Review National Audio Competition, 2008: The essay, "Sweeping Statements," is a first-person author-read accounting of teaching theatre, writing, and juggling in jails and alternative sentencing institutions with incarcerated teenagers. Category judge Jay Allison, of transom.org, says the essay "truly left the page and warranted its existence in sound.

"Judith Sloan's work is exactly what public radio sounds like at its best: unique, amazing, real people's stories that confront tough issues, told with the highest production values, including original music, and a sense of humor." Brian Lehrer, the Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC

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5. Eleanor Antin, Louise Bourgeois, Ann Hamilton, Susan Hiller, Alison Knowles, Adrian Piper, and Erica van Horn, FF Alumns, announce new publication

Erica Van Horn is featured in
IT IS ALMOST THAT,
A Collection of Image and Text Work by Women Artists and Writers published by Siglio Press www.sigliopress.com

The visionary, hybrid works in this unusual collection are supremely imaginative in form and content. Steeped in narrative play, disruption, and subversion, they invite readers to engage in unexpected and multiple modes of reading. The first in the series that embodies Siglio's unique editorial mission, IT IS ALMOST THAT includes several works in their entirety and others substantially excerpted-many previously unpublished, difficult to find, and long out-of-print.

Eleanor Antin
Bambanani Women's Group
Fiona Banner
Louise Bourgeois
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha
Cozette de Charmoy
Ann Hamilton
Jane Hammond
Susan Hiller
Dorothy Iannone
Bhanu Kapil & Rohini Kapil
Helen Kim
Alison Knowles
Ketty La Rocca
Bernadette Meyer
Adrian Piper
Charlotte Salomon
Genevieve Seille
Molly Springfield
Cole Swenson & Shari DeGraw
Suzanne Treister
Erica van Horn & Laurie Clark
Carrie Mae Weems
Hannah Weiner
Sue Williams
Unica Zurn

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6. Susan Mogul, FF Alumn, launches new public art project in Los Angeles

Susan Mogul Spoofs Jason Schwartzman and Anthony Kiedis in her own Pacific Standard Time ads.
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Ads featuring Jason Schwartzman and Anthony Kiedis motivated artist Susan Mogul's current project, a spoof on Pacific StandardTime's male-centric promos.

Please visit the following LA Weekly article about the work of Susan Mogul, FF Alumn

http://tinyurl.com/3qp8aof

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7. Romy Achituv, FF Alumn, receives Harpo Foundation grant

Fall 2011 Newsletter

Harpo Foundation is pleased to announce 11 new grants that will support the production of new work by under recognized artists in the United States and internationally. This latest distribution of funds concludes a two-year thematic focus that has sought to explore the relationship between art and site in a dematerializing world.

Harpo Foundation received hundreds of proposals in response to this thematic focus and it has been a privilege to be a part of this evolving and expanding conversation. We would like to thank all of the artists and organizations that responded to our call and Leonardo Drew and Alma Ruiz, and Max Goldfarb and Christiane Paul, who advised our grant making decisions in 2010 and 2011, respectively.

Congratulations to our 2011 Grantees (alphebetical by artists' last names):

Romy Achituv / Arteam Interdisciplinary Art (Jerusalem, Israel)
"The Database Visualization Project" will create an online interactive representation of the evolving reader-response database of Tel Aviv's Garden Library for Refugee and Migrant Communities.

Aram Bartholl / Museum of the Moving Image (Astoria, New York)
"DVD Dead Drop" will turn the Museum into a free digital vending machine. Visitors will insert a blank disc into a slot embedded in the surface of the Museum building and receive a surprise assortment of digital data culled from the Internet.

Deborah Brevoort / Virginia Stage Company (Norfolk, Virginia)
Deborah Brevoort's play, "The Comfort Team," created as part of VSC's American Soil Series, explores the relationships and identities created, maintained, and transformed through an individual's manipulation of the virtual or digital world.

Jeffrey Gibson / PARTICIPANT INC (New York, New York)
Jeffrey Gibson will develop a solo exhibition for PARTICIPANT that utilizes the 1941 MoMA exhibition, "Indian Art of the United States," as a starting point for examining concepts of the authentic and the original in a new sculptural installation.

Mary Mattingly / Eyebeam Atelier (New York, New York)
Mary Mattingly will realize a new large-scale public intervention and installation, "Wearable City," as part of her Eyebeam Fellowship in 2012.

Ali Momeni / Elsewhere Inc. (Greensboro, North Carolina)
Ali Momeni will design and advance real-time technologies for Elsewhere, a living museum. Applied media for in-process storytelling and archiving will enable virtual communication between on-site artists and participants.

Bundith Phunsombatlert / New York Foundation for the Arts (Brooklyn, New York)
T|r|a|n|s|t|r|a|c|k is a sound installation in progress that combines the metaphorical meanings and functions of trains and sound tracks as well as the concept of transformative space in telling the stories of refugees in the United States.

Stephanie Rothenberg / 516 ARTS (Albuquerque, New Mexico)
"Laputa, Inc." is a mixed reality, public art installation and correlating workshop created for ISEA2012 that explores how contemporary visions of utopian urbanization are impacted by real world economic, political and environmental factors.

Deborah Stratman / The Images Festival (Toronto, Ontario)
The sculpture and sound installation, "Tactical Uses of a Belief in the Unseen (2)" by Deborah Stratman will be re-envisioned for the Images Festival.

Emma Wilcox / The Print Center (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
"Where it Falls" is a residency, exhibition and publication project at The Print Center that will expand on Emma Wilson's roof-top interjections of large-scale, text-based work. These interjections reach unexpected viewers on Google Earth when satelite imagery is updated.

Will Wilson / Navajo Nation Museum (Window Rock, Arizona)
This project will bring the "Auto Immune Response Laboratory" to the Navajo Nation Fair and Museum to present and promote the cultivation of physical and social ecologies related to Indigenous food species of the US Southwest.

We look forward to sharing details about these projects as they are realized throughout the year.

And to all future applicants, the Foundation's guidelines for the 2012 grant cycle will be posted online by December 1. Please join our facebook page where we post regular updates.

Best wishes,

Julie Deamer
Executive Director

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8. Rashaad Newsome, FF Alumn, in the New York Times, October 20

The New York Times
October 20, 2011
Blending Hip-Hop and Heraldry
By MELENA RYZIK
A FEW weeks before the opening of his first solo show, "Herald," at the Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea, Rashaad Newsome rendered himself as a coat of arms.
"This is me," he said one recent afternoon in his studio in Chelsea, pointing to a square of black alligator skin with alternating shiny and matte swatches. It was decorated with a shield patterned by gold fleur-de-lis - a symbol of his hometown, New Orleans - and a leather baseball hat with the points of a crown: urban royalty. The frame was heavy gold rope, like the chains worn by 1980s rappers, and topped with Swarovski crystal fleur-de-lis at the corners, for added bling. According to the rules of heraldry - the art and technique of creating richly detailed symbols of achievement, status and clan that dates to at least the 12th century - Mr. Newsome's armorial representation was done in the style, if necessarily not the size and shape, of a standard flag.

"The standard flag has two functions," he explained. "It's hoisted going into battle, and when you win, you plant that flag." This flag was to be hung near the center of the exhibition, a pronouncement of Mr. Newsome's elevated status. And he had no illusions about its symbolism. "It could be my triumph into this completely new territory that is Marlborough," he said, smiling slightly, leaving any other possibility - like retreat - unspoken.

"Herald," which opened last week and will be on view through Dec. 3, offers up Mr. Newsome's modern-day take on heraldry, centuries of European tradition mashed up with hip-hop's latest swagger, like a coat of arms inspired by the young rapper Nicki Minaj. It represents the culmination of several strands of his work: history applied to the juxtaposition of high and pop art; symbols isolated, mixed and re-appropriated; the exploration of African-American culture. And along with a related appearance at Performa, the performance art biennial, where he will present the festival's first-ever rap battle, it could mark his breakthrough as a young artist. At 31 he is aiming for a contemporary art bull's-eye, the intersection of the classics and the street.

Mr. Newsome has fans in many corners of the art world, who praise him for his ability to render urban life in a formal studio context. "He is very much a child of this generation who embraces everything that moves and is pop and is music, and puts it in a blender and makes it their own, so I'm impressed by that," said Klaus Biesenbach, the director of MoMA PS1. "I've seen his work now for at least three-plus years, and it has become very accomplished. I see him as on the verge of a larger audience understanding what he tries to establish." PS1 had a role in that: last year, as part of its "Greater New York" exhibition, it showed Mr. Newsome's "Conductor," an installation that used hip-hop YouTube clips - focused on rappers' hands - to create a video for Orff's "Carmina Burana" (with a rap beat added). It came shortly after "Five," Mr. Newsome's performance piece for the Whitney Biennial, which reinterpreted vogueing.

Naima J. Keith, an assistant curator at Studio Museum in Harlem, was introduced to Mr. Newsome's performances through that piece. She compared his work to that of Kehinde Wiley, another artist who has overlapped contemporary black culture with canonical art to great acclaim.

"I think that's still a juxtaposition that's really interesting, that I don't think has been overworked," she said, adding that she liked that Mr. Newsome covers it in a multitude of styles - collage, video, performance. "You can really see the trajectory between all those different practices," she said. "He's definitely someone I'm keeping my eye on."

Mr. Newsome's "rap joust," an open call for aspiring M.C.'s to be held on Nov. 2, has drawn the interest of MTV, which is helping promote it. It will be judged by downtown personalities including Alanna Heiss, the former director of PS1, who called Mr. Newsome's work "beautiful" and "brainy"; Charlie Ahearn, the director of the seminal early rap film "Wild Style;" Chris Chambers, a music executive who has worked with Drake and Big Boi; and Andre J, the occasionally feminine and bearded model. The winner will appear on "Swag," a mixtape Mr. Newsome has composed, to be released in volumes in the coming months, with tracks from the likes of Erykah Badu, Diplo and Laurie Anderson.

It was that kind of multimedia ambition that attracted the Marlborough Gallery. An august family-run institution with locations in Manhattan and London, it is rebranding its Chelsea space as a destination for younger, on-the-verge artists; Mr. Newsome's exhibition is the first to reflect that transformation, said Max Levai, who helps run the gallery.

"It's a new approach for Marlborough, and Rashaad is central to that programming," said Mr. Levai, the 23-year-old son of Pierre Levai, the Marlborough president. "Herald" features video - the first time the gallery has worked with a video and performance artist, Max Levai said - as well as Mr. Newsome's collaged coats of arms in ornate, carved antique frames. The collages are built from images taken from hip-hop magazines like XXL and the Source (fresh bling, women's legs, car rims, marijuana) and luxury publications like Sotheby's catalogs (old bling). Densely packed on the canvas, they give Mr. Newsome's work a baroque richness: the sweep of a hairweave, repeated hundreds of times, looks like brushstrokes; the color and compositions mimic Renaissance art. More than half the works sold before the exhibition opened, Mr. Levai said.
"A coat of arms is really a collage of objects that represent social status and economic status and status as a warrior," Mr. Newsome said, "so they're kind of like portraits without using the figure." It proved a natural fit with hip-hop, a self-referential art form obsessed with status, class and gilded accessories. Royalty too: "Everybody wants to be the king of hip-hop," Mr. Newsome added.
Mr. Newsome, who is mild mannered but intensely focused enough to retain the arcana of heraldry, became interested in the subject while living in Europe several years ago. He graduated from Tulane with a degree in art history and moved to New York in 2000, studying film editing and video production and taking odd jobs. He lived in a loft in Dumbo, Brooklyn, and often threw parties, D.J.-ing to pay the rent. In 2006 he received a grant from the Franklin Furnace Fund, devoted to avant-garde art, which he used to work on "Shade Compositions," a video and performance piece. In it, a group of black women employ a vocabulary of what Mr. Newsome calls "ghetto gestures" and phrases - like a head-snapping, lips-pursed "excuuuuse-me" - that build into a musical rhythm.

Around 2005 a friend offered him a spot in a squat in Paris, and, eager to live rent free, he went. Traveling around, he was struck by examples of heraldry in every corner, a shorthand for the notion of pedigree. "It's completely embedded in the culture all throughout Europe," he said. "In the beginning I was drawing them and taking photos of the architecture."

But collage was the cheapest way for him to work. He began researching the history of heraldry, with its myriad rules and medieval terms, like "pursuivant," or junior officer of arms, which is what Mr. Newsome (unofficially) calls himself. Eventually he found his way to the Royal College of Arms in London, an exalted practitioner in the field, which agreed to participate in his artwork.

He did a video interview with the Windsor Herald, an official whose role dates to the 1300s - and even now a man so formal Mr. Newsome said he never learned his given name - and got a tour of a wood-lined archival room, where valuable, centuries-old armorial achievements are kept. "It was like being in 'Harry Potter' or something," Mr. Newsome said. (The visit may have made less of an impact on the Windsor Herald, William Hunt. "Oh, a chap who, a black fellow who does a lot of zany designs?" Mr. Hunt said in a phone interview last week, when prodded to recall Mr. Newsome. Asked to comment on the possible overlap between hip-hop and heraldry, Mr. Hunt said: "I'm almost 65. I haven't a clue what hip-hop looks like.")

Mr. Newsome had his first show of heraldic-inspired works, "Standards," at the Ramis Barquet gallery in Chelsea in 2009; the video with the Windsor Herald, called "Pursuivant," in which Mr. Newsome is faux-knighted, followed. Since then he has moved away from the look of the traditional coats of arms - with a prescribed composition where each symbol adheres to strict codes - to create his own allover forms like "Black Barbie," the piece inspired by Ms. Minaj. Working on it led him to the rapper Lil Kim; in hip-hop circles the two women have a beef. Lil Kim, known as the queen bee of rap, now has her own coat of arms, complete with a bee-adorned frame. (Though the frames are meticulously sourced antiques, Mr. Newsome gives them a contemporary rap gloss too; he has some detailed at the Bronx body shop that's featured on "Funk Flex Full Throttle," an MTV show about car culture hosted by Funkmaster Flex.) The music videos in the "Herald" show are like the coats of arms come to life, to a beat that Mr. Newsome created.

Pageantry, battling and remixing have always been part of heraldic tradition; coats of arms were used in jousts, and each "has to differ in two ways from every one that was made before it," Mr. Newsome said. From there, the idea of the multi-sample mixtape and the Performa MC battle - "Medieval Times meets 'American Idol' meets Freestyle Friday," the rap face-off on BET, is how Mr. Newsome described it - came naturally.

"He has a way of translating ideas that appear on MTV or appear on the street and somehow twisting it or distilling it - he puts a frame around it," said RoseLee Goldberg, the founder of Performa, who has followed Mr. Newsome for several years. She added that his work "leaves a very powerful visual impression; it's like it stays in your retina for some time."

But even as Mr. Newsome's work has earned art world recognition - he has performances planned for the Miami Art Museum during Art Basel Miami and at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art next spring - he expressed frustration that, aside from the Warhol and Basquiat references in Jay-Z and Kanye West's album "Watch the Throne" aside, the art scene is not part of mainstream hip-hop culture. "You start to meet these collectors and things like that - there's so many people in the world of my reference point that don't participate in that," he said, "and I would like for them to participate. I think it would really drastically change the artwork."

In his studio, surrounded by cutout images of booties and gems, heads of rappers and gold chains, he voiced a quiet hope that his work would serve as an invitation. As he makes his way to being a self-appointed king of arms, that, he said, is part of his quest.

Correction: October 24, 2011An earlier version of this article misstated the title of Pierre Levai of the Marlborough Gallery. Mr. Levai is the gallery's president, not a director.

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9. David Medalla, Adam Nankervis, FF Alumns, at National University of Singapore Museum, Nov. 3

David Medalla and Adam Nankervis, FF Alumns, will create an imromptu performance entitled 'Listen to the Sonar Trees !' at the National University of Singapore Museum on November 3, 2011, at 7 p.m. This is the second in a series of sonar art works with audience participation. The first in the series was created by David Medalla and Adam Nankervis at General Public in Berlin, on October 10, 2011, curated by Jerlyn Jareunpoon and Lian Ladia. David Medalla and Adam Nankervis were invited by Philippine Ambassador Minda Calaguian Cruz to participate in the Philippine Art Trek V at Singapore. Their performance at the National University of Singapore Museum will be introduced by Neal Imperial, First Secretary and Consul at the Philippine Embassy in Singapore. Adam Nankervis curated an exhibition of David Medalla's art works at 'Another Vacant Space', Biesentalerstrasse 16, Berlin - Wedding, Germany, which will run until January 30, 2011.

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10. Alicia Grullon, FF Alumn, at El Museo del Barrio, Manhattan, Nov. 2

"Pick It!" 2011
Come participate in a picket line @ El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Ave. @ 104th Street, Manhattan, 10029. Part of the Performa ii Consortium. November 2, 2011, 6-8 pm
www.elmuseo.org
www.aliciagrullon.com

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11. Alien Comic, Jo Andres, Dancenoise, Mimi Goese, Salley May, FF Alumns, at The Club at La Mama, Manhattan, Nov. 8

Dear Friends and Performance Art Fans -

This just might be the show of the year. Perhaps you have heard of the legendary Full Moon Crew, who staged their unforgettable shows at PS 122 in the '80's and '90's whenever there was a full moon night and the theater was dark. Audiences crowded in, sat at tables and drank beer, and celebrated the lunar magic with ALIEN COMIC, DANCENOISE (Lucy Sexton and Anne Iobst), JO ANDRES AND MIMI GOESE, and 2 guest artists.

This coming Tuesday, November 8, at 8 P.M., at The Club at La Mama, 74-AE. 4th St., the entire Full Moon Crew will be together again for one big blast, to salute and celebrate the birthday of the mother of us all, Ellen Stewart, which happens to be Nov. 7, and the Full Beaver Moon, which is on Nov. 10. Our Guest artists for the night will be the
super sensational SALLEY MAY, AND FRIENDS and the Love to Everybody Gal HEIDI DOROW with THE DYNAMIC DIANA.

As always, Alien Comic will open the festivities with a full moon ritual to Luna Macaroona; followed by words of wisdom from our emcee, THE FACTRESS (Lucy Sexton); a new video by Jo Andres, "The Feminine Mystique", with music by Hahn
Row; acrobatic play by Dorow and Diana; a video by Da Brain Killah, from France, that was composed specifically to accompany the singing of Mimi Goese and the music of Ben Neil; a visit from THE NAKED LADY (Anne Iobst, flying in from San Francisco for the night!) AND A COUPLE OF GUYS; and a finale by SALLEY MAY AND FRIENDS that will have you saying to yourself as you leave the theater: "Oh, now I get why everyone was so crazy about performance art back then."

Please don't miss this night of fun and madness. It's a rare chance to see what made an earlier era great. If you were a
Yankee fan, you'd want to go back to the time that Mickey Mantle was in center field, Whitey Ford was on the mound, and Yogi Berra was behind the plate. Right? Well, here's your chance. Only it's not the Bronx Bombers, it's the Full Moon Crew.

One night only. Call 212-245-7710, or lamama.org. to buy your tickets. I'm not sure how much they are, $15 or $18 I think. And there will be intoxicating refreshments for sale.

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12. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, now online at Dinter Fine Art Project Room

"Intimations," an exhibition of photographs Nov. 1-30 at http://www.dinterfineart.com/html/project.html

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13. R. Sikoryak, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Nov. 5

Dixon Place presents:

CAROUSEL FOR KIDS!

Cartoon slide shows by
Chris Duffy
Sam Henderson
Tao Nyeu
Colleen AF Venable
and more!

Hosted by
R. Sikoryak
and
Neil Numberman.

Featuring stories, gags, & audience participation! For kids of all ages.

Saturday, November 5, 2011
at 2 pm

Dixon Place
161A Chrystie St.(btwn Rivington & Delancey) NYC

Advance tickets: $5 kids, $10 adults
at the door: $10 kids, $15 adults

Tickets & info:
www.dixonplace.org
(212) 219-0736

Check out the Carousel blog:
http://carouselslideshow.com

Carousel Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/CarouselSlideShow

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14. Scott McCarney, FF Alumn, at Light Work, Syracuse, NY, thru Dec. 16

Scott McCarney: VisualBooks
Light Work, Robert B. Menschel Media Center, 316 Waverly Avenue, Syracuse NY
November 1 - December 16, 2011
An exhibition of printed editions and one-of-a-kind bookworks will be on view in the main gallery. A reception on Thursday, November 3 (5-8pm) kicks off "Photographers + Publishing" the Society of Photographic Education (SPE) Northeast/Mid-Atlantic regional conference hosted by Light Work and Syracuse University. Light Work gave me a free hand in putting together Contact Sheet, their award-winning publication which serves as a catalogue/monograph for artists exhibiting in the main gallery. A special conference edition of 250 copies includes an original work of art.
http://lightwork.org/

Scott McCarney
22 Cayuga Street
Rochester NY 14620 USA

ScottMcCarneyVisualBooks.com
ScottMcCarney.blogspot.com

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15. Jim Costanzo, Eidia House, FF Alumns, at Plato's Cave, Brooklyn, opening Nov. 5

Jim Costanzo & the Aaron Burr Society at EIDIA House, Plato's Cave, Williamsburg, opening Saturday November 5, 1-6pm, to November 26, 2011 (refreshments served)

Presenting: Jim Costanzo & the Aaron Burr Society
An EIDIA HOUSE project
November 5 to November 26, 2011
Opens to public Saturday, November 5, 1-6pm

EIDIA House Studio / 14 Dunham Place / Basement Left (street level doors) / Williamsburg Brooklyn / NY 11211 / 646 945 3830 / eidiahouse@earthlink.net / http://www.eidia.com/ By appointment, 1-6pm Wednesday - Saturday

EIDIA House Studio announces its continuing exhibition initiative, PLATO'S CAVE. The eleventh artist in the series, Jim Costanzo and the Aaron Burr Society creates an installation entitled: Transgendered Ideology.

For PLATO'S CAVE, EIDIA House founders Paul Lamarre and Melissa P. Wolf curate invited fellow artists who create installations and accompanying editions for the underground space; PLATO'S CAVE. EIDIA House Studio boldly states that it does not function as an art gallery, but collaborates with the artist to create provocation in art forms, keeping within an ongoing discipline of aesthetic research.

Transgendered Ideology signifies the restoration of the Female Deity symbolized by a 'transgender' moose with randomly placed utters and antlers as rendered via linoleum cut prints. The Aaron Burr Society's Transgendered Ideology marks the launch of the New Moose Party modeled after the 1912 Progressive Party turned Bull Moose Party (only with less testosterone and more brains).

Jim Costanzo is an artist living in Brooklyn, New York and teaching at Pratt Institute. His conceptually based artwork include: video, foto, performance, multiples, installation and social media. He has exhibited in the Whitney Biennial, Muse Reina Sophia, the National Museum of Spain, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, Mediamatic in Amsterdam, Judson Memorial Church, and New York City's White Box. He was a founding member of REPOhistory, an artist collective whose public work addresses class, race, gender and sexuality. Costanzo is the founding director of the Aaron Burr Society. The Society is an absurdist, conceptual artwork operating in the public sphere, building on the revolutionary traditions of the Early Modernists, Situation list and Fluxes movements. However, though absurdist in nature, the Aaron Burr Society takes great pride in the accuracy of the information that is presented to The People. The goal is a progressive, sustainable re-imagining of the American Dream-universally.

Costanzo's Plato's Cave edition Avatars of the New Moose Party consists of 20 linoleum block prints of a 'transgender' moose, printed on handmade hemp paper. Each print is uniquely colored and dusted with metallic gold pigments, signed and dated.

http://aaronburrsociety.org

Directions EIDIA House Plato's Cave 14 Dunham Place, Basement Left (street level doors) Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY 11211
14 Dunham Place is only 1 block long, and located at the base of the Williamsburg Bridge, 1/2 block from Kent Avenue between Broadway and South 6th Street. (4 blocks west from Peter Luger restaurant on Broadway.) Trains: the L train, first stop from Manhattan in Brooklyn at Bedford stop, walk (about 15 minutes) toward Williamsburg Bridge.
The J & M trains: first stop from Manhattan over Williamsburg Bridge, Marcy stop, walk west down Broadway toward the East River.
Bus: B62 drops you at Driggs Ave & Broadway walk to river & Q59 drops you at Wythe Ave and Williamsburg Bridge, (see: www.mta.info/nyct/maps/busbkln.pdf ) To visit the Plato's Cave installation, Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 6 pm by appointment please, contact Melissa Wolf, 646 945 3830, or email to eidiahouse@earthlink.net.

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16. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, at NYU, Manhattan, Nov. 17

I would like to invite you to the upcoming curatorial symposium at NYU. I will be giving a presentation at 9:45 am.
Kind regards,
nicolas

A Symposium of Curatorial Interventions
http://www.gallatin.nyu.edu/utilities/events/2011/11/curatorialinterventions.html

Nov 17, 2011 | 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Date + Time Nov 17, 2011 | 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Location Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
Category Symposium
Contact For more information, or to volunteer, contact: lto208@nyu.edu
RSVP

A Symposium of Curatorial Interventions
Curated by Lissette Olivares
A Symposium of Curatorial Interventions seeks to open a dialogical space where exhibition practitioners can share interdisciplinary approaches and tactics that encourage vitality within the field of museum and curatorial studies. "The Oxford English Dictionary defines intervention as "'stepping in,' or interfering in any affair, so as to affect its course or issue. Curatorial intervention is not yet an extensively theorized or historicized topic. We might say it engages exhibitionary histories with hopes of transforming the ways displays are produced and the ways audiences relate to them.
A Symposium of Curatorial Interventions Schedule:

9am Opening Remarks
9:15 -10:15am Panel 1 Race and Diasporic Diversity on Display
9:15am Jack Tchen, Associate Professor, Gallatin School ofIndividualized Study, Co-Founder of the Museum of Chinese in America, Founder of Asian Pacific American Studies Programand Institute at NYU
9:30am Amalia Córdova, Latin American Program Manager, Film + Video Center, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), Adjunct Instructor, NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study.
9: 45am Nicolas Dumit Estevez, Artist and Curator; Instructor, Transart Institute, Berlin-New York; MA candidate, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
Q&A: 10:00-10:10 am

10:20-11:35 Panel 2 Curating Activism
10:20am Lissette Olivares, Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow, NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study; Co-Founder MACS-MIRC, Transmedia Network, & Laboratorio de Piel (Skin Laboratory).
10:35am Stephen Duncombe, Associate Professor, NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study & Media, Culture, and Communication; Co- Founder of the School for Creative Activism
10:50am Jabulani Pereira, M.A. NYU Museum Studies, African Regional Director of IGLHRC
11:05am Andy Bichilbaum (Jacques Servin), Visiting Associate Arts Professor, NYU Tisch School & Gallatin School of Individualized Study; Co-Founder of YesMen & Yes Lab (Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics)
11:20-11:30 Q&A Directed by: Diana Taylor, Founder of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, Professor, Performance Studies & Department of Spanish and Portugese

11:40am -12:40pm Keynote Intervention: Rebecca Belmore
Rebecca Belmore is an artist currently living in Vancouver, British Columbia. She attended the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto and is internationally recognized for her performance and installation art. Since 1987, her multi-disciplinary work has addressed history, place and identity through the media of sculpture, installation, video and performance. Belmore was Canada's official representative at the 2005 Venice Biennale. Her work has appeared in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally including two solo touring exhibitions, The Named and the Unnamed, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver (2002); and 33 Pieces, Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto at Mississauga (2001). Her group exhibitions include, Houseguests, Art Gallery of Ontario (2001); Longing and Belonging: From the Faraway Nearby, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico (1995); Land, Spirit, Power, National Gallery of Canada (1992); and Creation or Death: We Will Win, at the Havana Biennial, Havana Cuba (1991).
12:40-1:40pm Lunch Break

1:40-2:55 Panel 3 Curatorial Innovations in New & Trans Media
1:40pm Jian Chen, Assistant Professor, Queer Studies, Ohio State University; Co-Founder of Transmedia Network and Curator of NOISE: Trans-Subversions in Global Media Networks at the MIX 24 Queer Experimental Film Festival, New York (November 2011)
1:55pm Hector Canonge, Artist, curator, and director of QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development.
2:10pm Marcial Godoy-Anativia, Associate Director, NYU Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics; Co-Editor of e-misférica
2:25pm Carmen Oquendo Villar, Assistant Professor, School of Film and Media Studies, SUNY
2:40-2:50pm Q&A Directed by: Marita Sturken, Associate Professor & Chair of the Department of Media, Culture and Communications, NYU

3:00-4:00pm Panel 4 Pedagogy & Curatorial Praxis
3:00pm Natalie Loveless, New Materialisms/New Maternalisms; Artist and Guest Curator, FADO Performance Art
3:15pm Steven Lam, Associate Dean &Curator, The Cooper Union School of Art
3:30 Marvin Taylor, Director Fales Library and Special Collections, NYU
3:45-3:55pm Q&A Directed by: Marcella Runell Hall, Associate Director of the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, Center for Spiritual Life, NYU.

4:05-5:20 Panel 5 Posthumanistic Exhibitionism
4:05pm Lucian Gomoll, Director, Museum and Curatorial Studies, UCSC
4:20pm Myisha Priest, Assistant Professor, NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study; Founder of Wild NYC
4:35pm Natalie Jeremenjko, Associate Professor, Visual Arts, Environmental Studies & Computer Science, NYU; Founder of the Environmental Health Clinic
4:50 Lukas Zpira, Hacktivist & Director of the Borderline Biennale
5:05-5:15pm Q&A Directed by: Sha Labare, Postdoctoral Fellow, Imagining Planetarity, Carnegie Mellon University

5:20-5:30 Closing Remarks by Lissette Olivares
Co-Sponsored by: The NYU Office of the Provost, NYU Center for Multicultural Education and Programs, Department of Media, Culture & Communication, NYU Museum Studies, and the NYU Native Studies Forum.

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17. Richard Minsky, FF Alumn, at The Center for Book Arts, Manhattan, Nov. 4

Celebrating the publication of
The Book Art of Richard Minsky
foreword by Betty Bright
(George Braziller, Inc., Publisher)

Friday November 4, 2011
6:00 to 7:00 PM

If you stay past 7:00, there will be a free two-hour workshop in designing a binding.

Book Arts Lounge
The Center for Book Arts
28 W. 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York City 10001
212 481-0295

More info at:
George Braziller website: http://www.georgebraziller.com/ Richard Minsky website: http://minsky.com/ CBA website: http://centerforbookarts.org/ Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=262935553739607

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18. Marie Sester, FF Alumn, at House for Contemporary Art, Hasselt, Belgium, November 8-25

Marie Sester
News for friends and colleagues,
ACCESS will be hosted by Z33 - House for Contemporary Art in Hasselt, Belgium, as part of Architecture of Fear . The work will be installed at PHL University College, November 8 - 25, 2011.

Open hours: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm (GMT +1) every day
You will be able to interact with the project during these hours by visiting the website.
Opening: November 8 at 8:00 pm with an A-Z Lecture by Marie Sester, followed by the opening reception.
ACCESS is a public art installation that applies web and surveillance technologies, allowing web users to track individuals in public spaces with a unique robotic spotlight and acoustic beam system, without people wearing any gear, exploring the ambiguities among surveillance, control, visibility and celebrity.
ACCESS is part of the Z33 exhibition Architecture of Fear in cooperation with Z-OUT - art in public space & PHL University College

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19. Kanene Holder, FF Alumn, at Brooklyn Museum, Nov. 5

I've been busying myself, preoccupied with my artistic response to this American Dream gone awry. Indeed I am happy to say that despite hard times, brighter days are ahead!

My latest creation, 400YEARS of Rrrrrrrrr........ an interactive-multimedia-extravaganza of Shock and Awe with a Political Aftertaste examining RACE & tribute to renowned sculptor Sanford Biggers is FREE:)

When: Nov. 5th @ 6pm (get there @ 5pm for a ticket) (FREE)
Where: 200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052
Train: 2/3 to Bk Museum
Directions: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/visit/directions.php
Tell friends, invite haters! lol
For more info about:
BK Museum's First Saturday Free Events including a dance party-
http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/visit/first_saturdays.php
My award winning performances-
www.sitchaassdown.com
Sanford Biggers' award winning work including Sweet Funk-An Introspective
http://www.sanfordbiggers.com/
Also I have been fascinated by the Occupy Wall Street Movement! I've been uploading segments from my mini documentary called Occupy Wall Raw- intimate Portraits to Restore Humanity check them out and other thoughts on occupymywomb.tumblr.com
See ya!!!!!!!!!!!!
Silence is Suicide
BLOG YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT RACE @
www.sitchaassdown.com
Check out my ZANY video:)
http://www.youtube.com/user/AYOJOYNOW?feature=mhee#p/a/u/1/4gEoUrWLwic

The SITCHAASSDOWN Focus Group Tour will "shock and awe" @ BK Museum to honor Sanford Biggers NOV. 5TH stay tuned.........

We wear the mask to survive
but who we be is more fascinating
keep it real!
myspace.com/blackfacecrime

http://www.dontekhayes.com/index.html
Interpreting the story and icon of the "Gingerbread Man" through Donte K Hayes's invented character the "Gingerblack Man.

DV Republic
www.dvrepublic.org

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20. David Everitt Howe, FF Alumn, at Scaramouche, Manhattan, Nov. 2-6, and more

Dear friends, colleagues,

I'm very pleased to announce the opening of two curatorial projects this week on the lower east side.

The first is a durational, 40-hour performance by Jonathan VanDyke at Scaramouche. Presented in conjunction with Performa 11, With One Hand Between Us will open Wednesday, Nov. 2 and last through Sunday, Nov. 6th, from 11:30am-7pm each day. Details are below. This will, effectively, be my last project at Scaramouche, as I will be leaving the gallery Nov. 13th to focus full-time on my freelance writing, editing, and curatorial work, as well as on my curatorial residency at Abrons Arts Center.

On that note, the first (of many) projects there opens this Friday from 6-8pm: the group exhibition The Color of Company, which includes work by Darren Bader, Strauss Bourque-LaFrance, Charles Harlan, Lisa Oppenheim, and Donelle Woolford. Details on this are also below.

Hope to see you there,
DEH

and

JONATHAN VanDYKE
With One Hand Between Us

Wednesday, November 2 - Sunday, November 6th
11:30 am - 7 pm daily
The performance is continuous and visitors may enter and exit the space at any time.
Free admission

SCARAMOUCHE
52 Orchard Street (south of Grand)
New York, NY 10002
http://11.performa-arts.org/event/jonathan-van-dyke

Performed by David Rafael Botana, Laryssa Husiak, and Anthony Wills Jr.
Curated by David Everitt Howe

As part of Performa 11, Scaramouche is pleased to present a durational performance and installation by New York-based artist Jonathan VanDyke. With One Hand Between Us unfolds for forty hours over five days, as three actors improvise a sexually-charged, silent psychodrama within an architectural framework of wall partitions and burlap scrims. Three sculptures punctuate the space, and perform the action of painting through a system of pipes and orifices that slowly drip paint onto the floor and actors.

These wall-based works dramatically re-orient domestic surfaces, as patterns derived from chair seats and wood flooring become strangely optical. The first sculpture is partially covered by a black rubber sheath, folded back to reveal a complex woven surface that re-articulates a 19th century "spider weave" chair back pattern. A second sculpture, woven from the inner bark of an ash tree, references Shaker seating. The third sculpture in the series abstracts wooden flooring with diagonal planks of green MDF. Over time, each sculpture (and the floor beneath it) becomes intensely stained and streaked by paint, their slow accumulations of color disorienting both surface and substrate in a manner that upends the dynamics of New York school abstract painting.

With One Hand Between Us elaborates upon VanDyke's recent performance at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, for which the artist stood in silent opposition to Pollock's seminal painting Convergence for one workweek, a nod to traditional labor practices. At Scaramouche, a space of goods and services is exchanged for a space of relations, as three performers - David Rafael Botana, Laryssa Husiak, and Anthony Wills Jr. - engage both with the sculptures and each other. Inspired in part by the films of Werner Fassbinder, where the hierarchies of power and gender are constantly in flux, the actors' performance is marked by protracted glances, fraught eroticism, and shifting relations, as verbal communication is exchanged for an almost illegible syntax of glances, gestures, and actions. Waves, head turns, and other prosaic movements become ambiguous signifiers, while relationships-familial, erotic, or otherwise-are formed, broken, and unpredictably displaced. Like the sculptures' changing surfaces, nothing is fixed. Rather, With One Hand Between Us sets up an order disrupted moment by moment, the mise-en-scène becoming marked by profane accumulations.

THE COLOR OF COMPANY
Friday, Nov. 4 - Sunday, Dec. 18
Opening Reception: Friday, Nov. 4, 6-8pm

ABRONS ARTS CENTER
466 Grand Street (at Pitt St.)
New York, NY 10002
www.abronsartscenter.org

Curated by David Everitt Howe, 2011-12 AIRspace curator-in-residence at Abrons Arts Center

Abrons Arts Center is proud to present the group exhibition The Color of Company. Culling from corporate and consumer culture, the domestic and the decorative, Darren Bader, Strauss Bourque-LaFrance, Charles Harlan, Lisa Oppenheim, and Donelle Woolford rearticulate high-brow aesthetic forms with low-brow American culture. Canvas scraps, chain-link fencing, Crayola color codes, cats, boxes, and other bric-a-brac are assimilated as both deadpan formal gesture and lukewarm polemic.

Exchanging an artwork's timeless transcendence for a newly-normal "everyday," this exhibition is indebted to Marcel Duchamp's "ordinary articles of life"-to useless things chosen, and objects institutionally-valued (bottle rack, snow shovel). Eschewing the purely pictorial, The Color of Company conflates imagehood with left-over objecthood, the esoteric with the theatrical cast-aside, the campy remains, the land of the free. Depressed fetish.

Ostensibly dragging something off the street, Darren Bader presents a box full of flattened boxes. Partly torn, battered and bruised, it has the vague presence of a Judd but the look of the curb-and none of the former's compartmental play. Charles Harlan also does a lot with a little, presenting a small chain-link fence seemingly plucked from the suburbs. Here, the fence is slightly overlapped and has the look of a pattern. Leaning against a white wall, it holds the shape of a painting with none of the paint, and forfeits its common utility for newfound exhibition-value. Donelle Woolford, meanwhile, reduces painting to tattered shapes, as scraps of canvas and linen hang from a series of clotheslines. Referencing a common sight in the American south, it's as much indicator of class as it is of clean laundry.

Strauss Bourque-LaFrance presents an installation of sculptures and found objects. Attaching small eyes to black trash bags, he also sculpts a cat and several small clay cigarettes-tchochkes cohered as domestic assemblage. Deconstructing the Crayola corporation's 2004 "Patriotic" color series, Lisa Oppenheim takes a Polaroid photograph of "Land of the Free." Presenting five sequential photographs of the developing instant-film image, nation-state rhetoric and childhood play are perversely conjoined.

The Color of Company is part of the series Prized Vernacular, a platform for three exhibitions opening concurrently at the Abrons Arts Center that deconstruct a vernacular "everyday." In light of the global economic recession, ordinary objects are presented as radicalized-prisms to a common unequally shared or realized. Reflecting cultural and economic difference, Prized Vernacular investigates this "new normal."

Image: Charles Harlan, Fence, 2011, steel, 48 x 20"

David Everitt Howe
+1 912 441 2190

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21. Peter Downsbrough, FF Alumn, at Filmmuseum, Munich, Germany, thru Nov. 16

PETER DOWNSBROUGH
OCTOBER 27, 2011 TO NOVEMBER 16, 2011

Peter Downsbrough's black and white photographs both neutralize and refresh our view of the urban landscape - peripheral or central, residential or industrial neighborhoods; here, architectural spaces are transformed into sites where one can experience an altered perception of time and space, a perception that finds its three-dimensional counterpart in Downsbrough's other work - in this case, a room and a wall piece. The artist book AS SET will be published on the occasion.
Opening: Oct. 26 th, 7 p.m, PLATFORM3.

Exhibition: Oct 27th -Nov 19th, Mo-Sa 11 11 a.m -7 p.m; We 12 a.m- 8 p.m. On view are a new series of photgraphs shot in Munich as well as a Room Piece.
Publication: The book "AS SET" (free limited edition) will be published on this occasion.

Film screening: Oct. 27th, 7 p.m, Filmmuseum München, St. Jakobsplatz 1. A selection of recent work will be on view. Introduction to the artist's work by curator Moritz Küng.

Since the 1960s, Peter Downsbrough has been one of the leading figures in the field of conceptual art. At the core of his explorations are space and the relationship between architecture, language and typography. Besides being featured at documenta 6, Downsborough's sculptures, interventions, photographs, films and books have been celebrated in a number of international exhibitions in the last several years. The artist's first artistic dialogue with Munich took place twenty years ago, with his work "Open Column" for the Glyptothek, followed by a series of photographs of the city published in the local newspaper Abendzeitung. PLATFORM3 is delighted to welcome Peter Downsborough back to Munich in 2011.

In the context of this commissioned project, he is exploring the city's urban periphery starting out from our site in Obersendling. The artist's photographic research and his walking expeditions of the city have resulted in a series of twenty-five photographs accompanied by a film, in which urban space is portrayed as an entity that is not only structured in and of itself, but that also enforces structure on its members. Seen through Downsborough's lens, both the architecture in its physical mass and form as well as the city's linear gridlike space exude a formal austerity: Here is a city formed by aesthetic habits and architectural order, a city that is both a construct as well as a system that actively imposes order. Its flow is tightly controlled, its procedures are closely regulated. The exhibition space itself is also part of this examination.
Peter Downsbrough's site-specific installation Room Piece acts as a counterpart to his photographs, designating the PLATFORM3 venue as a ‚legible' space. A grid made of words, of adverbs describing time and space, covers the walls of the exhibition gallery and opens up new physical and associative ways for the observer to experience this locale. Peter Downsborough has been featured in Munich a number of times, first with his project "Open Column" commissioned by the Glyptothek München (1991), followed by his series of photographs of the city that were published in the local newspaper AZ (Abendzeitung) in the 1990s. Most recently, the artist's work was included in an exhibition on the conceptual art collector Herman Daled at the Haus der Kunst (05/2010). This one-man exhibition brings the international artist back to Munich.

Peter Downsbrough
Solo Exhibition


27.10.-16.11.2011
Opening: 26.10.2011, 19h
Film screening: 27.10.2011, 19h, Filmmuseum München
weitere Informationen

PLATFORM3
Räume für zeitgenössische Kunst / Project spaces for contemporary art
Kistlerhofstr. 70 (Haus 60/ Tor 1)
D-81379 München
Germany

Tel +49-89-324 9009-14
Fax +49-89-324 9009-50
Mail marlene.rigler@platform3.de
www.platform3.de

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22. Muntadas, Daina Augaitis, FF Alumns, at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain, opening Nov. 22

MUNTADAS: ENTRE / BETWEEN

Opening November 22nd at 8pm

Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid
November 23, 2011 - March 26, 2012

The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia is organizing a major exhibition by the internationally recognized artist Antoni Muntadas, one of the early practitioners of conceptual and media art. Surveying his prolific career, the exhibition will be organized around 9 constellations that cut across an art practice spanning 4 decades. Muntadas has utilized actions, video, photography, multi-media installations, publications, public art, the internet, radio and other media to address key political and social issues of our time. Incorporating in-depth research and astute readings of cultural situations, his incisive works have addressed ideas such as the relationship between public and private, the flows of information along the media landscape, and the inherent power of architecture and other social frameworks. From the early works of the 1970s that utilized the subsenses, to his 1981 manifesto demanding that audiences consider "What are we looking at?," to his ongoing series "On Translation" that wrestles with cultural interpretation, Muntadas has created a vast body of work that frames a discourse on the visible and invisible systems of power in a society dominated by the spectacles of mass media, hyper consumption and ever-advancing technologies. His work does not offer precise narratives or solutions; rather it lies between, uncovering what exists in the spaces that both separate and connect.

This survey exhibition will premiere a newly commissioned installation and will be accompanied by a comprehensive, fully-illustrated book published in Spanish and English by ACTAR. Following its presentation in Madrid, the exhibition will tour to Portugal, France and Canada. The exhibition is produced by the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and curated by Daina Augaitis, Vancouver Art Gallery.

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23. LuLu LoLo, FF Alumn, at Iona College, New Rochelle, NY, Nov. 7

LuLu LoLo Monday, November 7, 2011
at Iona College" Week of the Peacemaker: "Got Work? Need Jobs and Justice,"
http://www.iona.edu/studentlife/ministry/peacemaker/peacemaker.cfm

SOLILOQUY FOR A SEAMSTRESS: THE TRIANGLE SHIRTWAIST FACTORY FIRE written and performed by Lulu LoLo. A one-person, three character drama in which LuLu LoLo portrays the young seamstress Sarafina Saracino who shares drudgery and dreams with her little sister Tessie, unaware they are about to perish in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire; their Italian immigrant mother; and a young reporter William Gunn Shepherd who witnessed the fire and speaks of the infamous trail that acquitted the factory owners of any blame for the tragedy.
Free performance 3:30pm

Romita Auditorium
Iona College
715 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801

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24. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, at Andrew Edlin Gallery, Manhattan, Nov. 5, and more

Harley Spiller aka Inspector Collector presents "Build Your Own Museum", a special collecting seminar for kids of all ages from 2-4 pm on November 5, 2011 at Andrew Edlin Gallery, 134 10th Avenue in Manhattan. 212-206-9723. www.edlingallery.com

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Harley's illustrated article on newsstand paperweights is featured in the current issue of Ephemera News, the publication of The Ephemera Society, http://www.ephemerasociety.org/index.html

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller

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