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Contents for December 06, 2011

1. Ben Kinmont, Yoko Ono, Pope.L, Martha Wilson, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, FF Alumns, in Artforum magazine, Dec. 2011

Please see Artforum magazine's "Best of 2011" issue, December 2011, for articles, reviews, and more about FF Alumns Ben Kinmont, Yoko Ono, Pope.L, Martha Wilson, and Mierle Laderman Ukeles.

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2. Katya Grokhovsky, FF Alumn, at Gallery 151, Manhattan, thru Jan. 8, 2012, and more

Katya Grokhovsky is currently showing in a group exhibition" Wonderlost"
@Gallery 151,

132 West 18th st, Chelsea, NY
December 1st-January 8th
http://www.gallery151.com/

and

Katya Grokhovsky opens/directs an apartment gallery space in Brooklyn, "The Bedroom" with an inaugural one night exhibition/event "Money Honey" on Sunday, 11th December, 2011, 6-11.30pm

Works by:

Patricia Dominguez (http://www.patriciadominguez.cl/)
Colleen Coleman (http://www.colleenlcoleman.com/)
Miao Jiaxin (www.miaojiaxin.com)
Katya Grokhovsky (www.katyagrokhovsky.com)
Katrina Chamberlin (http://portfolio.katrinachamberlin.com/)
Jakob Oredsson (http://www.jakoboredsson.com)
Alan and Michael Fleming (http://www.spatialinterventions.com/)
Marissa Perel (http://www.marissaperel.com/)

curated by Katya Grokhovsky

to RSVP for address, email: katyagrokhovsky@gmail.com

http://thebedroomgallery.blogspot.com/

and

Katya Grokhovsky, videoworks and photographs @The Home of
Wed, December 14th, 8-11pm, Gowanus, Brooklyn

Please email contact@thehomeof.org to RSVP and to find out location.
Poetry by John Coletti, Corina Copp and Christine Kanownik.
Music by Nathan Bontrager (and friends) and Will Rahilly (with video).
Monologues by Michael O'Brien, Jordan Coughtry and Catherine McNelis.
Art by Katya Grokhovsky and Leah Schrager

http://thehomeof.org/between-01

Thank you!!!

Katya

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3. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, at Theater for the New City, Manhattan, Dec. 8-11

Nixon! Mao! Pandas!
A Comic Book Mash-Up of the Greatest Love Story Ever Told!

HUDSON TO CHINA
Thursday, December 8th - Sunday, December 11th
VOICE 4 VISION PUPPET FESTIVAL at Theater for the New City, NYC
Featuring: Carlo Adinolfi, Brian Carson, Bob Goldberg, & Akiko Hiroshima
Lights/Stage Mangement: Casey McLain; Direction: Renee Philippi

Music by Bob Goldberg (and it's live, too!)

Thursday, December 8th at 7:30 PM;

Friday, December 9th at 9 PM;

Saturday, December 10th at 7:30 PM, and

Sunday, December 11th at 4:30 PM.

Voice 4 Vision Puppetry Festival, at

Theatre for the New City,

155 1st Ave, btwn 9th & 10th Streets, in Manhattan's East Village.

Tickets are available online through Voice 4 Vision,

http://www.voice4vision.org/announcing-the-2011-v4v-shows

and at the Theatre for New City box office. Tickets prices range $10 to $15.

Support for Hudson to China comes from a Jim Henson Foundation Project Grant, a commission by the Hudson Opera House with funds from the New York State Council for the Arts as well as Concrete Temple Theatre's support from NYSCA and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and Dixon Place's Puppet Blok.

Special Event: Hudson to China will be followed by a brief epilogue, China to Hudson, created by the Chinese senior citizens of Sirovich Senior Center in response to Hudson to China. China to Hudson has been developed in a collaboration between Concrete Temple Theatre, Sirovich Senior Center and is part of Dixon Place's Cultural Education & Community Outreach Program, supported by NYSCA and DCA.

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4. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, at Happy Ending, Manhattan, Dec. 8

Hope you'll join me at the last New York reading
Thurs. Dec. 8, 8 PM
THE DREAMING GIRL
the new edition of the novel
published by Ellipsis Press
Animal Farm Series
Happy Ending
302 Broome St.

The hypnotic prose of The Dreaming Girl is effortless to read, especially once the reader gets used to the ways the author flouts convention... The story is archetypal, lovely on the surface, and vaguely disturbing on a deeper level. In a word, dreamlike.
-from Review of Contemporary Fiction

[A]n excellent and very much recommended read that shouldn't be overlooked.
-The Midwest Book Review

The writing is extraordinary. Roberta Allen's descriptions are poetic, from commonplace incidents to the grandeur of nature...The short journey is filled with poignant and disturbing views of the human scene, with a sometimes sobering look at our own fantasies.
-from The Bloomsbury Review

Read an excerpt from THE DREAMING GIRL in The Collagist Issue 28
http://www.dzancbooks.org/thecollagist/

See more reviews on robertaallen.com

WBAI Interview will be posted soon.

"Intimations," Online Exhibition of Photographs extended through Dec. 10.
Project Room. Dinter Fine Art
http://www.dinterfineart.com/html/project.html

THE DREAMING GIRL, a novel
The New Edition
Ellipsis Press

robertaallen.com

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5. Jacob Burckhardt, FF Alumn, at The Pink Pony, Manhattan, Dec. 13

Upcoming screening! Don't miss it!!!

I, OF THE CYCLOPS
video by George Kuchar, 2006 17 minutes
A poem is read and emotions are unleashed. A book is signed and pets pampered as this tour of talented talkers weaves its way through Provincetown and New Jersey (with aturbulent exit in Manhattan). Enjoy the leisurely portraits and view young and old as they chew the fat in cozy habitats. Featuring, among others, Charles Bernstein, Susan Bee, Mimi Gross, John Waters, and Robert Breer, and a soupçon of melodrama to stir things up.

A GUIDED TOUR OF EDITH'S APARTMENT
video by Jacob Burckhardt, (c)2010, 47 minutes

Edith Schloss Burckhardt, a 90-year-old artist living in Rome, gives a tour of her apartment. She vividly presents her own paintings, her career and her vast knowledge of American and European art history and mythology, past and present. She provides a colorful commentary and anecdotes about her life and her collection, which ranges from puppets found in the trash in Palermo to works and correspondence by her many friends, including painters, sculptors, poets, photographers and filmmakers, dance and art critics, musicians and composers, such as Fairfield Porter, Giorgio Morandi, Peter Rockwell, Meret Oppenheim, Edwin Denby, Rudy Burckhardt, Francesca Woodman, Elliott Carter, Alvin Curran, and many others.

"In his affecting new film, Jacob Burckhardt documents his mother, the artist Edith Schloss, as, one after the other, and in a non-stop torrent of commentary, she describes the many objects in her apartment, including her own paintings and assemblages. Thanks to her long and fascinating life, and her friendship with some of the 20th century's most important artists, many of the pieces in her home are of great cultural interest. But more importantly, they all embody some sort of emotional or psychological significance for her, making Burckhardt's deceptively straightforward, home-movie-like film something like his mother's indirect autobiography, a portrait of a woman through her own work and the belongings she's gathered over the decades." From the Anthology Film Archives calendar, August, 2011

Tuesday Dec 13th, 8:30PM
The Pink Pony
176 Ludlow Street
between Stanton & E Houston
Free Admission! (but buy a drink!)

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6. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at AC Institute, Manhattan, Dec. 8-16

Barbara Rosenthal's political cartoon "Ingodwe Bank and Trust" will be exhibited in the A/C Institute exhibition
"OCCUPY THE WALLS: A Poster Show"
December 8 to 16
AC Institute
547 W. 27th St., 6th floor
NY, NY 10001
Tues-Saturday 1-6 & Thursday 1-8 pm
Opening reception: Thursday, December 8 at 6:00pm

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7. John Held, Jr., FF Alumn, at Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco, CA, opening Dec.8

Beat by the Bay:
SF Artists & Galleries
of the Fifties

Curated by John Held, Jr.

Ever Gold Gallery
441 O'Farrell St.
San Francisco, Ca 94102

December 8, 2011

Opening: Thursday, December 8, 5-9 PM.

Curatorial Talk: Thursday, December 15, 2011, 7PM.

Beat by the Bay, curated by alternative art historian John Held, Jr., traces Beat era visual artists through their cooperative galleries. In the Fifties, such spaces as King Ubu, The Six, East and West, Batman and Dilexi, supported artists Wallace Berman, Bruce Conner, Jay De Feo, Wally Hedrick, Jess, Lawrence Jordan, Fred Martin, George Herms, Joan Brown, Carlos Villa and others, who forged a vision equal to those of their poet brethren, interacting with them in these same spaces.

Less publicized then the Beat poet and writers (Ginsberg, Kerouac, Burroughs, McClure, et al), the visual artists of the time assumed an important role in promoting an alternative vision of society influencing successive generations. The Ever Gold exhibition reintroduces their work to a contemporary audience, who can find much to admire in the lifestyles of struggling Beat artists and the gallery structures they erected for mutual encouragement.

The Ever Gold exhibition features period work by artist/writer/educator Fred Martin from his personal collection, gallery ephemera from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Library artist files, vintage photography by Jerry Burchard, as well as Beat era posters, photographs, publications, mail art and paintings from noted area galleries, private dealers and collectors.

The current exhibition is the second Ever Gold presentation by John Held, Jr., who previously organized, Debris From the Cultural Underground, the subject of a January 2011 Artforum review. Held examines the role San Francisco Beat visual artists played in influencing Fluxus, Punk, Mail Art, DiY and Zine cultures in a curatorial talk on December 15, at 7:30.

http://evergoldgallery.com/?page_id=787

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8. Ron Athey, Julie Tolentino, FF Alumns, at New York University, Manhattan, Dec. 15

The Performance Studies Lecture Forum presents

an evening talk with
RON ATHEY and JULIE TOLENTINO

THURSDAY DECEMBER 15, 7-9PM

Located at:
The Performance Studies Studio
NYU
Tisch School of the Arts
721 Broadway, 6th Floor

FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
With Reception to follow.

Julie Tolentino creates intimate solo movement-based installations including her time-based durational performances, sculptural endurance events and audio soundscapes. Currently, her work centers on the body's (inevitable) disintegration, the excesses of aging and the body's attempt at secrecy via hidden texts, history, emotion and memory. Tolentino was a lead senior member and company tour manager in David Rousseve/REALITY Dance Theater, a co-director, choreographer, and performer with Ron Athey Company, and has collaborated extensively with many others. She was the original creator of the Clit Club, appeared in Red Hot and Blue's "Safe Sex is Hot Sex" poster and Gran Fury's national bus campaign "Kissing Doesn't Kill" in the early 1990s. She is the co-author of the Lesbian AIDS Project's Women's Safer Sex Handbook, and was a member of ACT UP New York affinity groups, House of Color Video Collective and Art Positive. She received an ART MATTERS 2010-11 grant for research/travel to the Philippines and two Yellow House Fund/Tides Foundation grants for curatorial research and programming. She is co-director with Ron Athey of the PRAXIS MOHAVE BOOTCAMP FOR PERFORMANCE ARTISTS, a bi-annual ten-day intensive workshop for international artists, and divides her time between Joshua Tree, Los Angeles, New York City. links: www.julietolentino.com; julie tolentino page on facebook; http://performanceartworld.wordpress.com/2010/06/20/julie-tolentino/

Ron Athey's performance and body art explores stagings of crisis, sexuality, religion, ritual, and death, interrogating the intersections between punk, queer and alternative cultures as well as the practices and politics surrounding HIV/AIDS. His work often engages directly with the ideas of queer philosophers and artists like Georges Bataille, Pierre Molinier and Pier Paolo Pasolini. Athey began performing at underground clubs and galleries with Rozz Williams in 1981, and rose to international prominence during the US Culture Wars of the early 1990s, touring extensively with a large company managed by Julie Tolentino, as well a creating solo and duo works. He has been a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers including Honcho and the L.A. Weekly, as well as curated performance art festivals in the U.S. and in Europe. Most recently, Athey has been a Visiting Artist in the Centre for the History of Emotions at Queen Mary, University of London. He is studying towards a PhD at Greenwich University, and currently lives in London. The first ever publication devoted to the work of Ron Athey, Pleading in the Blood: The Art of Ron Athey (edited by Dominic Johnson), will be co-published by the Live Art Development Agency (UK) MIT Press (USA) in 2012.

The Performance Studies Lecture Forum is a series of evening events featuring preeminent scholars and practitioners in the fields of art and performance. The events are presented on weekday evenings in the department's studio space, and are designed to create an informal and intimate setting for intellectual exchange among artists, students and scholars.

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9. Diane Torr, FF Alumn, at Queer Cinema and Future Arts Festival, Rome, Italy, December 10

FF Alumn Diane Torr in Rome December 10 18.30pm

Diane Torr will present an illustrated lecture on "25 Years of Sex and Drag" - part of the Rome launch of her book, "Sex, Drag and Male
Roles: Investigating Gender as Performance", co-authored by Stephen Bottoms and published by University of Michigan Press.

AGENDER - Queer Cinema and Future Arts Festival Nuovo Cinema Aguila, Spazio per Nuovo Visioni via L'Aguila 68 - 00176 Roma RM
Tel: +39 06 70399408

http://www.cinemaaquila.com/evento/agender/

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10. Lee Breuer, Lorraine O'Grady, Carolee Schneemann, Roger Shimomura, Mike Smith, FF Alumns, receive United States Artists Fellowships, 2011

Every year, we honor 50 of America's finest artists with fellowship awards of $50,000 each. The new USA Fellows for 2011 represent some of the most innovative and diverse creative talents in the country. We invite you to meet them here:

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

ELENA MANFERDINI
USA California Community
Foundation Fellow

J. MORGAN PUETT
USA Simon Fellow

JENNY E. SABIN
USA Knight Fellow

ADA TOLLA AND GIUSEPPE LIGNANO
USA Booth Fellows

MABEL O. WILSON
USA Ford Fellow

CRAFTS & TRADITIONAL ARTS

SONYA CLARK
USA Glasgow Fellow

TOM JOYCE
USA Windgate Fellow

BETH LIPMAN
USA Berman Bloch Fellow

JON ERIC RIIS
USA Windgate Fellow

AKIO TAKAMORI
USA Ford Fellow

AARON YAKIM
USA Ford Fellow

DANCE

DONALD BYRD
USA James Baldwin Fellow

NORA CHIPAUMIRE
USA Ford Fellow

MICHELLE ELLSWORTH
USA Knight Fellow

JOHN JASPERSE
USA Brooks Hopkins Fellow

LIZ LERMAN
USA Ford Fellow

LAR LUBOVITCH
USA Ford Fellow

MORGAN THORSON
USA Friends Fellow

LITERATURE

ANNIE BAKER
USA Collins Fellow

TERRANCE HAYES
USA Zell Fellow

CAMPBELL MCGRATH
USA Knight Fellow

A. E. STALLINGS
USA Rockefeller Fellow

KAREN TEI YAMASHITA
USA Ford Fellow

MEDIA

TZE CHUN
USA Rockefeller Fellow

STEVE JAMES
USA Smith Fellow

JOHN JOTA LEAÑOS
USA Friends Fellow

JAMES LONGLEY
USA Ford Fellow

KARA OEHLER AND ANN HEPPERMANN
USA Rockefeller Fellows

DEE REES
USA Knight Fellow

KELLY REICHARDT
USA Tisch Fellow

MUSIC

MANUEL BARRUECO
USA Fontanals Fellow

MARY ELLEN CHILDS
USA Friends Fellow

LILA DOWNS
USA Cummings Fellow

GEORGE LEWIS
USA Walker Fellow

SEAN SHEPHERD
USA Van Dusen Fellow

SXIP SHIREY
USA Simon Fellow

HOLCOMBE WALLER
USA Berresford Fellow

THEATER ARTS

LEE BREUER
USA Ford Fellow

JOHN COLLINS
USA Donnelley Fellow

TERESA HERNÁNDEZ
USA Rolón Fellow

NANCY KEYSTONE
USA Hoi Fellow

KIRK LYNN
USA Jeanne and Michael Klein Fellow

OCTAVIO SOLIS
USA Ford Fellow

VISUAL ARTS

IñIGO MANGLANO-OVALLE
USA Guthman Fellow

LORRAINE O'GRADY
USA Rockefeller Fellow

JOHN OUTTERBRIDGE
USA Gracie Fellow

ALLEN RUPPERSBERG
USA Oliver Fellow

CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN
USA Rockefeller Fellow

ROGER SHIMOMURA
USA Ford Fellow

MIKE SMITH
USA Lowe Fellow

About USA Fellows
United States Artists (USA) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to investing in America's finest artists and to illuminating the value of artists to society. Through the USA Fellows program, $15 million has been awarded directly to outstanding artists across the country in the last six years. Learn more [2]

Also, from The New York Observer:
http://www.galleristny.com/2011/12/usa-fellows-12052011/

And from the New York Times:
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/05/arts-group-hands-out-grants-to-52-artists/

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11. Dina von Zweck, Bob Holman, Savitri D., FF Alumns, at AC Institute, Manhattan, Dec. 8-16

Dina von Zweck is showing her photos of
Occupy Wall Street/Zuccotti Park...
Come & See
OCCUPY THE WALLS: A Poster Show
December 8 to 16
Tues-Saturday 1-6 & Thursday 1-8 pm
Opening Celebration: Thursday December 8 6-8 pm
Closing Ceremony: Thursday December 15 6:30 pm
A poetry reading and talk with the curators
Bob Holman, FF Alumn, Savitri D, FF Alumn, and a special guest.
On Saturday December 17, Participants will pick up
artwork at gallery at 1pm and march down to Zuccotti
Park for ART AT LIBERTY SQUARE.
AC Institute
547 W. 27th St., 6th floor
NY, NY 10001

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller