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Contents for January 18, 2012

1. Stephanie Skura, Debra Wanner, FF Alumns, at Open Flight Studio, Seattle, WA, February 4-6

Award Winning Choreographer
Stephanie Skura
shows Two Huts in Seattle
“Stephanie Skura constructs new meanings even as she
demolishes choreographic preconceptions.” (New York Times)
February 4, 5, 6, 2012 at 8:30 pm

What: Showings of Stephanie Skura's Two Huts with Debra Wanner, Tom Cayler, Todd Jefferson Moore.
When: Saturday, Sunday, & Monday, February 4, 5, & 6, 2012 at 8:30 pm
(Participatory talk after Saturday's showing, facilitated by feedback wizard Vanessa Dewolf)
Where: Open Flight Studio, 4205 University Way, Seattle, WA

In a rare presentation of major work in Seattle, Stephanie Skura will present showings of Two Huts, prior to a production of the work at New York's newly renovated Roulette in March. Hailed by Dance Ink as “a great American experimentalist” Skura has been creating and performing original works for over thirty years to international and national acclaim, creating a reputation for consistently adventurous work.

Two Huts is a radically imagistic, vocally athletic movement theater work about two women living side by side in alternate universes. Skura & Wanner write, dance & chant their world into being. With an iconoclastic approach to language, an athletic approach to the voice, a sturdy respect for subconscious realities, & a predisposition for unintended prophecy, the two women make rules, change the rules, laugh, argue, almost die, & mysteriously recycle. Cayler & Moore -- two men in a related universe -- comment, reflect, foreshadow, dance, lose & regain confidence, lose & regain structure, & go off on their own journey.

An early researcher of movement-based interdisciplinary work, Skura has inspired students & professionals worldwide. With her unique skills and approach, she teaches and trains performance at some of the world’s most progressive colleges and studios. Passionate about celebrating individual diversity and finding ways to do this through dance, her rehearsal process involves unpeeling methods that reveal subconscious layers. For decades, she’s researched & practiced approaches to movement as a manifestation of the complexity of consciousness. “A modern dance court jester, Stephanie Skura makes one laugh at her dances. then, like the best of jesters, she makes one think.” - New York Times

Two Huts extends Skura’s research in free-associative forms of movement into theater, text, and voice, revealing underlying realms both strange and familiar. She’s been writing the script and developing the work for the past two years in residencies at Juniata College, PA. Two Huts culminates a decade of research into radical language, theater & voice, integrated with lifelong experiments in movement & performance.

For these performances, Skura will happily reunite with seasoned long-time collaborators Debra Wanner (NY, founding member of her former NY dance company) and actor Tom Cayler (NY, creator of roles in 1984 Chase Scene & 1985 Survey of Styles), & will work with remarkable Seattle actor Todd Jefferson Moore, long-time collaborator with Cayler. Agile Seattle designer David Verkade will experiment with innovative lighting approaches for Seattle showings, prior to lighting the work in New York.

This work has been selected as a sponsored USA Artist Project, & is partially supported by Roulette, 4Culture, and Interaction Arts.

About Stephanie Skura
Stephanie Skura has choreographed, directed, taught and performed for 30 years, in 13 countries and 30 states, investigating boundaries of dance, theater and performance. She directed a New York City-based touring company for 15 years, received an inaugural "Bessie" Award, and has been honored with seven Choreography Fellowships and five Dance company Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as grants and commissions from many corporations, foundations, government agencies and performing companies worldwide. Her work has toured at major festivals & venues in Zurich, Vienna, Lisbon, Budapest, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, the UK, France & Canada, and at such US venues as the Walker Art Center In Minneapolis, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Seattle’s On the Boards, and in New York City at Dance Theater Workshop, the Joyce Theater, Lincoln Center, Central Park Summerstage, Danspace, and PS 122. An innovative teacher & mentor, she was on graduate faculty at the University of Washington School of Drama for 5 years, on core faculty of the Seattle Skinner Releasing Institute and Teacher Certification Program for 14 years, and is creator and director of Open Source Forms Teacher Certification, with centers in Seattle and New Zealand. She holds a BFA & MFA in Dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. With a collaborative approach to performance-making, she has pioneered & refined methods for involving performers in discovery & development of material. From 2004-2010, Skura was Associate Artistic Director of The Gravity Project, a movement theater company affiliated with Juniata College in PA. Skura's non-fiction & poetry have appeared in several literary journals, and in Dance Magazine, The Village Voice, Contact Quarterly, and the book Reimaging America: Art & Social Change.

For more info on Skura's work, visit:





2. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at Proteus Gowanus Gallery, Brooklyn, thru April 6

Happy new year! Hope it's been off to a great start --

Just a quick email to friends close by:

"Five Feathers, Berlin: True Story", one of my 3-D artist's books,
is in the show "Object Migration" opening Thursday at Proteus Gowanus in Brooklyn.
I invite you to the opening, and come have a beer with me afterward!

Barbara Rosenthal

Opening Thursday, Jan. 12, 7pm and continues thru April 6, 2012

Proteus Gowanus Gallery
543 Union Street (at Nevins)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
gallery phone: 718.243.1572
my phone: 646-541-4772

Gallery Hours
Opening Thursday, Jan. 12, 7pm
Thurs & Fri: 3 – 6
Sat & Sun: 12 – 6
R train to Union Street
F or G train to Carroll Street



3. Elly Clarke, FF Alumn, at The Meter Room, Coventry, UK, opening Jan. 19

The Mobility Project
Curated by Elly Clarke / Clarke Gallery
At The Meter Room
58-64 Corporation Street
Coventry CV1 1FG

With work by Simon Clark, Elly Clarke, Enda O’Donoghue, Kerstin Honeit, Rebecca Pittman, plan b/Sophia New & Dan Belasco Rogers, Fedora Romita and Kym Ward

Private View: 19.01.2012
And then exhibition is open 20.01.2012 – 19.02.2012 – Friday-Sunday 1-5pm
Panel Discussion: 21.01.2012, 2pm – with all artists plus Alfredo Cramerotti

Clarke Gallery is delighted and honoured to bring The Mobility Project to The Meter Room. This is the second stop of this exhibition, which began at Galerie Suvi Lehtinen in Berlin. We are extremely grateful for the support of Arts Council England, Coventry Council and Culture Ireland - without which this exhibition - and all artists - could not have come to Coventry.

“Keep connected, you are never alone, never alone with a mobile phone in your pocket.”1

Over the last decade, particularly since the mass take-up of the mobile phone, the ever-increasing mobility - of people, goods, information and images - has radically altered the way we perceive, interpret, navigate and even describe the world. Notions of presence and absence, solitude and togetherness and even of geography are changing as our personally tailored collections of contacts, communities, photos and politics are with us 24/7. The way we travel around the places we live in, and how we interact with others whilst we’re there, has a great impact on the way we understand not only where we are but also who we are. Communication and movement are, and always have been, closely linked, dictating the scope of our influence. But today, in a world where one tweeted photo can be seen across five continents within seconds, that influence can reach areas and cultures of which we have no concept.

This exhibition presents seven different projections of mobility. From Simon Clark’s epic cycle journey around the UK delivering postcards he picked up from the Galapagos Islands direct into people’s hands to plan b’s live redrawing of their GPS traces gathered (and redrawn) day by day during visits to the UK over the past few years direct onto the gallery wall; from Enda O’Donoghue paintings created from low-res mobile phone photos found on the internet to Kerstin Honeit’s multi-city performance-experiments where she instructs women to stand on the same area of pavement for fifteen minutes; from Fedora Romita’s audio recordings of the U-Bahn network of Berlin as a means of getting to know the city she just moved to, to Rebecca Pittman’s two screen video installation of her journey along a featureless road in the states listening to driving music and finally also my own five minute video showing an unexpected moment of stillness on the German Autobahn - these are personal portraits of navigation. But, between them, they touch on wider issues t hat affect us all as we negotiate our way around the world - including gender, power, surveillance and the relationship between physical and virtual materiality.

On 21st January at 2pm a panel discussion will take place in the gallery, featuring all the artists in the show, plus performance lecture by Kym Ward, talk by Janneke Adema and the participation of specially invited guest speaker artist/curator Alfredo Cramerotti.

All work in this exhibition is for sale. There is also a specially commissioned set of prints by all exhibiting artists - the sales of which will help fund this exhibition’s onward journey.

Many thanks to Dan Pryde-Jarmen of the Meter Room, Daisy Ware-Jarrett, Genea Bailey and all artists.

Elly Clarke is an artist & curator based in Berlin and Birmingham, UK.

Next stop for Clarke Gallery is the mac in Birmingham, as part of the Allotment Project. Clarke Gallery will be in residence there from February - September 2012.

1Excerpt from Instanteous Culture by Berlin band Theodor Storm


art: http://www.ellyclarke.com
photography: http://www.ellyclarkephotography.co.uk
Clarke Gallery: http://www.clarkegallery.de

mobile uk: +44 (0)7905 275 575 // mobile de: +49 (0)176 8716 2833 // twitter: @elly_clarke



4. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, at St. Ann’s Church, Brooklyn, Feb. 5

Be a voice on my next album. I am recording LIVE at St Ann's Church

Sun Feb 5th
3:00 pm set Annie with cellist Lori Goldston $10 St Ann's Church Brooklyn



5. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn, events in Poland, January

January 2012 events in Poland:

photo / video documentation, painting in Poznan, January 19-29
Flags, performance at the show opening
Thursday. January 19, 7 PM

Galeria Raczej
ul. Glogowska 53, Poznan
+48 609 497 156 / +48 606 223 547

Installation in Krakow, January 24-30
Opening: January 24, 6 PM

Galeria Przedzial
ul Miodowa 22 / 2, Krakow
+48 503 891 358






6. EIDIA House, FF Alumns, at Plato’s Cave, Brooklyn, opening Jan. 20

Clark Stoeckley at EIDIA House, Plato's Cave, Williamsburg, opening Friday, January 20 (with 24 hour performance), to February 18, 2012

Paul Lamarre
Melissa P. Wolf


Presenting: Clark Stoeckley
an EIDIA HOUSE project

January 20 to February 18, 2012

Live 24-hour continuous performance with reception beginning at 7pm, Friday, January 20

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/

Hours: 1-6pm Wednesday – Saturday

EIDIA House announces its continuing exhibition initiative, PLATO’S CAVE. The twelfth artist in the series, Clark Stoeckley presents performance and in situ installation: Collateral Torture.

Collateral Torture
Clark Stoeckley’s 24-hour live performance will portray a day of Private First Class Bradley Manning's tortured imprisonment—commencing at 5pm on Friday the 20th and concluding at 5pm on Saturday the 21st. This performance will be recorded, and the documentation will be projected in Plato's Cave for the remaining duration of the exhibition.

Now an international figure with a huge following, Private First Class Bradley Manning has been ‘detained’ in solitary confinement since May 2010 for allegedly passing classified video and documents to WikiLeaks, blowing the whistle on war crimes in Iraq. During his imprisonment at Quantico Marine Base in Virginia, Manning was subjected to psychological torture. He was placed on a Prevention of Injury assignment, which meant that he had to sleep in only his boxer shorts, with no blankets or pillow, and was woken up every 5 minutes by guards. His treatment has been described as "ridiculous and counterproductive and stupid" by State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley, who resigned shortly after making those comments. He stood by his opinion stating "exercise of power in today's challenging times and relentless media environment must be prudent and consistent with our laws and values." That same week Clark Stoeckley emblazoned a former U-Haul truck with signage that read "Release Bradley Manning", "WikiLeaks Top Secret Mobile Information Collection Unit" along with the WikiLeaks hourglass logo. He then drove it around the White House, and was quickly arrested and interrogated by Secret Service without ever being charged with a crime. His WikiLeaks Truck has been a staple of Occupy Wall Street since day one, delivering food and supplies to the revolution in New York, D.C., Boston, Philadelphia, Newark and Bradley Manning's trial at Fort Meade in Maryland. Using multiple personas and costumes Clark Stoeckley mixes humor and political activism into a conceptual ‘stew’ that tackles head on, distorted and dishonest news headlines, to provoke action, comic relief and debate.

For PLATO’S CAVE, EIDIA House founders Paul Lamarre and Melissa P. Wolf curate invited fellow artists who create installations along with 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.

Clark Stoeckley is a New York City based artist, activist, and performer working in wide variety of media and under several monikers. Stoeckley is a recent graduate from Brooklyn College's Performance and Interactive Media Arts program and now teaches painting, drawing, and digital art at Bloomfield College in New Jersey. Though widely covered by the news, the WikiLeaks truck and Stoeckley’s work is rarely noticed by art writers. However, the artist was featured in the December 2011 ARTnews in an article titled "The Joke's on Us", describing a hoax lecture about New York City pranksters that Stoeckley presented, dressed in NYPD Vandal Squad Task Force police garb. His art has shown in the Pratt Manhattan Gallery, Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, and the Detroit Institute of Art. Stoeckley maintains that the works he is most proud of are those visibly engaged in everyday life—experienced on our streets.

Stoeckley’s edition: WikiLeaks Top Secret Mobile Information Collection Unit consists of 33 of 3 different signed and numbered 11" x 14" digital photographs of the WikiLeaks Top Secret Mobile Information Collection Unit (a total of 99 photographs.)

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 Ave. 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, Contact Melissa Wolf, 646 945 3830, or email to eidiahouse@earthlink.net.



7. Ray Johnson, Andy Warhol, FF Alumns, at University of California Berkeley Art Museum, January 27-May 20

Two exhibitions
Andy Warhol: Polaroids / MATRIX 240
Tables of Content: Ray Johnson and Robert Warner Bob Box Archive / MATRIX 241
January 27–May 20, 2012
Woo Hon Fai Hall
2625 Durant Ave. #2250
Berkeley, CA 94720
Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Open till 9 p.m. on L@TE Fridays
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Andy Warhol: Polaroids / MATRIX 240
From 1970 to 1987 Andy Warhol took scores of Polaroid photographs, the vast majority of which were never seen by the public. These images often served as the basis for his commissioned portraits, silk-screen paintings, drawings, and prints. BAM/PFA is proud to present forty selected Polaroids drawn from an extraordinary gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts to the museum. Armed with his Polaroid Big Shot camera, Warhol captured a wide range of individuals—royalty, rock stars, executives, artists, patrons of the arts, and athletes who epitomized 1970s and 1980s high society. The selection for this exhibition reveals that superstars were not the only figures that Warhol photographed. Over half of those who sat for him were little known or remain unidentified. Seen all together, the Polaroids destabilize the iconic status that a Warhol image assumes when displayed singly. On its own, a Polaroid image is fully identified with the artwork that ultimately grew out of it; the face depicted becomes a kind of signifier for larger cultural concepts of beauty, power, and worth.

Tables of Content: Ray Johnson and Robert Warner Bob Box Archive / MATRIX 241
In 1988, New York–based collagist Robert Warner began a correspondence with the enigmatic artist Ray Johnson. Until Johnson's death in 1995, Ray and Bob continued their exchange, mostly by mail and telephone, and only occasionally in person. Over the course of their relationship Warner received hundred of pieces of mail art from Johnson, ranging from collages to a hand-delivered piece of driftwood. At one of their rare in-person meetings, Johnson gave Warner thirteen cardboard boxes tied with twine, labeled "Bob Box One," "Bob Box Two," and so on.

Tables of Content displays all thirteen boxes and their contents. Warner has selected and arranged the letters, drawings, photocopies, and found objects like t-shirts, tennis balls, and random beach trash—the material of Johnson's art—on an assembly of thirteen tables and surrounding gallery walls. Johnson annotated many of these things with personal codes, puns, and dark, irreverent jokes. Johnson's work—collages, correspondence art, and performance events—remains mysterious and a bit hard to pin down. But his influences are obvious and surface repeatedly, among them Andy Warhol, Joseph Cornell, Rauschenberg, and Elvis Presley. His collage approach was diaristic, a stream-of-consciousness flow through the matter and memory of everyday life, shifting from one topic to another, across all variety of things. Johnson once remarked, "My work is like driving a car. I'm always shifting gears."

Artist's Talk: Robert Warner
January 27, 2012; 12:00 p.m.
In conjunction with Tables of Content, collage artist Robert Warner illuminates the intriguing contents of the "Bob Boxes," gifts to him from artist Ray Johnson.

Andy Warhol: Polaroids is organized by Curatorial Intern Fabian Leyva-Barragan and Assistant Curator Stephanie Cannizzo. Special thanks to The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for making this exhibition possible.

Tables of Content is organized by Lucinda Barnes, chief curator and director of programs and collections, in collaboration with Robert Warner.

The MATRIX Program at the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive is made possible by a generous endowment gift from Phyllis C. Wattis and the continued support of the BAM/PFA Trustees.
University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Press contact: Peter Cavagnaro pcavagnaro@berkeley.edu



8. Ida Applebroog, Kiki Smith, FF Alumns, in Art in Print, issue number 5

We are pleased to announce the new issue of Art in Print.

Issue Number 5 is devoted to new editions -- a dozen writers on fifty recent precent print projects from around the world -- as well as reviews of recent books on Stéphane Mallarmé and the history of wallpapers. The artists discussed include:

Katrina Andry; Polly Apfelbaum; Ida Applebroog; Sandow Birk; Chakaia Booker; Robert Cottingham; Dorothy Cross; Amy Cutler; Richard Deacon; R.M. Fischer; Tony Fitzpatrick; Mark Francis; Anne-Karin Furunes; Frank Gehry; Adriane Herman; Daniel Heyman; Carsten Höller; Jasper Johns; Jacob Kassay; Kakyoung Lee; Christian Marclay; Chris Martin; Josiah McElheny; Julie Mehretu; Annette Messager; Dave Muller; Chunwoo Nam; Elyse Pignolet; David Shapiro; Stan Shellabarger; Bob & Roberta Smith; Tom Spleth; Superimpose (John Armleder, Lucky DeBelleview, Cheryl Donegan, Wade Guyton, Daniel Lefcourt, Olivier Mosset, Virginia Overton, Mika Tajima); Kiki Smith; Wayne Thiebaud; Carolyn Thompson; Rirkrit Tiravanija; Diane Victor; Rachel Whiteread; Terry Winters; Karl Wirsum; Jonas Wood; Richard Woods; Zachary Wollard; Witho Worms; and Anton Würth.

Art in Print offers important and timely writing on art and prints by an international array of curators and critics, artists and scholars. Our reach is global, and encompasses the complete history of printed images from ancient China to 21st century Brooklyn. Download our first issue for free (http://artinprint.org/index.php/journal) and read about the changing ethos of museums, about pop-up paper organs in the 17th century, or woodcuts and video in the 21st.

The Art in Print Journal is delivered to subscribers every two months as a PDF. In addition, subscribers have access to specialized content on the Art in Print website: up-to-the-minute listings of new print publications, books and catalogues; links to articles of interest elsewhere online; and a newsfeed of print-related stories that cover everything from art crime to gallery openings to museum retirements. Art in Print is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation.

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9. Katherine Behar, FF Alumn, at ArtSpace West, Arizona State University, Phoenix, opening Jan. 18

Upcoming Exhibition in Phoenix

Dear Friends,

This week Disorientalism is in Phoenix to unveil the latest chapter in our Food Groups Series. If you find yourself in Phoenix, please stop by!

Best wishes,
Katherine Behar

Disorientalism's latest solo show, Brown Bagging, opens this week at ArtSpace West at Arizona State University. In Brown Bagging, the Disorientals take on the guise of Wendy from Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers to make the move from farm fresh to factory food production. For this project, we teamed up with video game designer Silvia Ruzanka to create Participation May Vary, a Kinect video game in which players battle brown paper bags, burger slinging, ketchup gleaning, farming, and Tai Chi.

Disorientalism: Brown Bagging

January 18 - Feburary 16
ArtSpace West
ASU UC Building 228
4701 W Thunderbird Rd
Phoenix, AZ

Opening Reception: January 18, 6:30PM

More info: http://www.facebook.com/iapevents



10. David Medalla, Adam Nankervis, FF Alumns, at another vacant space, Berlin, Germany, January 19


David Medalla
Cosmic Propulsions and kinetic works 1964-2012
finissage-january 19 2012 6/10 pm
january 29 2012 2 /8 pm

David Medalla will give a recitation of his fairytale entitled 'The Voyage of the Young Sailor Arbmonis to Despotamia' about oppression and liberation, and of my poem entitled 'Kalamansi and the Song of the Adarna Bird' as part of the installation entitled 'The Sonar Library in Homage to Walter Benjamin'.

january 19 2012 8 pm

Adam Nankervis

Biesentalerstrasse 16
D-13359 Berlin

+49 (0) 176 38 803 179




11. John Jesurun, FF Alumn, at La MaMa, Manhattan, Jan. 20-Feb. 5

La MaMa presents
Stopped Bridge Of Dreams
written, directed and designed by John Jesurun
January 20, 2012 - February 5, 2012
Wednesday - Saturday: 7:30pm
Sunday: 2:30pm

“Mr. Jesurun – author, director and designer – is ingenious…the style and mastery of the form stamp him as innovative.”
– New York Times

John Jesurun’s Stopped Bridge of Dreams unfolds inside an anonymous globe circling jetliner—a modern age pleasure palace—operated by a mother and son.
Inspired by 17th Century Japanese writer, Saikaku Ihara’s "'floating world" stories, Stopped Bridge of Dreams features a variable nightly series of revolving playlets and characters. Jesurun weaves text, video, music and live internet feeds to reflect the anxiety of spiritual and sexual dislocation in contemporary life. Featuring Obie-winning actress Black-Eyed Susan.

For Tickets visit www.lamama.org or call 212.475-7710

Written, directed and designed by: John Jesurun
Assistant Directors: Kevin Hourigan and Ryan Amador
Lighting: Jeff Nash
Costumes: James Reilly
Technical Director: Jesse Ricke
Projection Consultant: Richard Connors
Music: Jim Coleman, Dan Kaufman
Sound Design: Kumi Ishizawa

Black-Eyed Susan, Ikechukwu Ufomadu, Preston Martin, Claire Buckingham

Telepresence and Multi-Media Production: CultureHub
Website Design: Ben Williams
Production Manager: Sarah Holcman

This production is made possible through the support of National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, The Ford Foundation, The Coca-Cola Foundation, The Curtis W. Mc Graw Foundation, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and Materials for the Arts.



12. Patty Chang, Chris Sullivan, FF Alumns, receive Creative Capital Grants 2012

Announcing Our 2012 Grantees in Film/Video and Visual Arts

Creative Capital announces its 2012 grants in Film/Video and Visual Arts, awarded to 46 adventurous and risk-taking projects representing 56 artists. Creative Capital will provide the 2012 grantees with up to $50,000 in direct project funding, plus advisory services valued at more than $40,000. Since its founding in 1999, Creative Capital has committed nearly $25 million in financial and advisory support to artists, including nearly $3 million in 2011 alone.

The recipients of the 2012 Creative Capital grants in Film/Video are: Cam Archer, Robert Bahar & Almudena Carracedo, Amy Belk & Matt Porterfield, Brad Butler, Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel, Eric Dyer, Daniel Eisenberg, Yance Ford, Brian L. Frye & Penny Lane, Sonali Gulati, Kenneth Jacobs, Nina Menkes, Akosua Adoma Owusu, Brian Pera, Rick Prelinger, Michael Robinson, Mark Elijah Rosenberg, Norbert Shieh, Stacey Steers, Deborah Stratman, Jesse Sugarmann, Christopher Sullivan and Jake Yuzna.

The recipients of the 2012 Creative Capital grants in Visual Arts are: Janine Antoni, Raven Chacon & Nathan Young, Patty Chang, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Theaster Gates, Ken Gonzales-Day, Taraneh Hemami, Tahir Hemphill, Simone Leigh, Eric Leshinsky & Zach Moser, Phillip Andrew Lewis, Carlos Motta, My Barbarian (Malik Gaines, Jade Gordon & Alexandro Segade), The Propeller Group (Matt Lucero & Tuan Andrew Nguyen), Teri Rofkar, Paul Rucker, Connie Samaras, Lisa Sigal, Jim Skuldt, Kerry Tribe, Joan Waltemath, Women (Scott Barry & Neil Doshi) and Amy Yao.

As a premier provider of risk capital in the arts, Creative Capital has re-invigorated its grantmaking process to emphasize the importance of risk-taking, seeking work that is highly contemporary, daring, delightful and complex—work that astonishes with the richness of its ideas and encompasses the latest thinking in the field. This year's grantees push the boundaries of visual arts, film and video, and include a wide mix of ages, cultures, geographies and career stages. More information on the grantees' projects can be found in the artist projects section of our website.

Creative Capital received a total of 3,247 submissions from artists in all 50 states for the 2012 grants in Visual Arts and Film/Video. We thank the nearly 100 arts professionals and artists from across the country who served as readers, evaluators and panelists to review the submissions and select the 2012 grantees. Read more about how the 2012 grants were selected here.

About Creative Capital
Creative Capital is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing integrated financial and advisory support to artists pursuing adventurous projects in five disciplines: Emerging Fields, Film/Video, Literature, Performing Arts and Visual Arts. Working in long-term partnership with artists, Creative Capital's pioneering approach to support combines funding, counsel and career development services to enable a project's success and foster sustainable practices for its grantees. Since its founding in 1999, Creative Capital has committed nearly $25 million in financial and advisory support to 372 projects representing 463 artists, and its Professional Development Program has reached more than 4,000 artists in 50 communities across the country. For more information, visit www.creative-capital.org.

Creative Capital's core program receives support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Toby Devan Lewis, the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, The Nathan Cummings Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Booth Ferris Foundation, the Muriel Pollia Foundation, the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, Catharine and Jeffrey Soros, Paige West, and more than 150 other institutional and individual donors, in addition to support from the Kresge Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for the Professional Development Program.



13. Sherrie Levine, Rashaad Newsome, FF Alumns, in The New York Times, Jan. 12

The New York Times
Inside Art
Published: January 12, 2012


For decades the Marlborough Gallery has had a reputation for working with artists like Francis Bacon and Mark Rothko, Red Grooms and Fernando Botero — an established stable of blue-chip names that appeal to established collectors.

Now Max Levai, the 24-year-old son of Marlborough’s longtime president, Pierre Levai, wants to attract a younger audience, at least to the gallery’s Chelsea space at 545 West 25th Street. “Six years ago, when the Chelsea gallery opened, it was for large-scale works that we didn’t have space to show on 57th Street,” the young Mr. Levai said. “The gallery in London has its own identity. So does the one in Madrid. But Chelsea has been suffering from a lack of identity.”

So he has taken things into his own hands, showing younger artists and venturing beyond the conventional painting and sculpture exhibitions by adding film and performance. (In October the gallery presented “Herald,” by the New Orleans-born multimedia artist Rashaad Newsome, which included video installations.)

As part of his effort Mr. Levai is also planning to have his own booth — separate from the main Marlborough Gallery booth — at the Armory Show in March. Over time, he said, he plans to build up a group of 12 to 15 younger artists he wants to represent.

On Thursday he is opening “Blind Cut,” a group exhibition organized by Jonah Freeman and Vera Neykov. “We wanted to explore the impulse of using fiction and deception in new ways,” Mr. Freeman said. “Politically and economically it seems lots of curtains are being raised, and questions are being asked.”

The same thing, Mr. Freeman said, can be seen in art throughout the ages. Anchoring the show will be the work of Marcel Broodthaers (1924-76), a Belgian conceptual artist who was preoccupied with language. There will also be work by living artists, including Ryan Gander, Pierre Huyghe, Robert Lazzarini and Sherrie Levine.



14. Scott McCarney, FF Alumn, at Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, opening January 19

Books & Pieces: Works by Scott McCarney
From the Artists’ Book Collection of the Cary Graphic Arts Collection Annotated with Ephemera Describing the Conception and Realization of the Work

Reception: Thursday January 19, 2012, 4 to 7 p.m.
*Gallery Talk: Thursday February 9, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection,
The Wallace Center at RIT (2nd floor)
Rochester Institute of Technology
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
Information: 585-475-2408

Scott McCarney’s latest exhibition features the RIT holdings of his work with additional artifacts and process material, giving the viewer a rare glimpse into the creation of his innovative bookworks.
Please join us at the exhibition opening reception on January 19.
A gallery talk will take place on February 9, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at the Cary Graphic Arts Collection.

*Scott McCarney is a 2011 Artists’ Fellowship recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). The gallery talk is cosponsored by Artists & Audiences Exchange, a public program Administered by NYFA with leadership support from the New York State Council on the Arts.”



15. LAPD, FF Alumns, in Gladys Park, Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 27-28
Contact: John Malpede 310-259-1038 info@lapovertydept.org
‘Festival for All Skid Row Artists’ --- January 27 and 28, 2012
January 17, 2012
The Los Angeles Poverty Department is producing the 2nd annual Festival for All Skid Row Artists on Friday and Saturday January 27 and 28, from 12 – 4 PM in Gladys Park, at the corner of 6th and Gladys Streets in Skid Row.
The ‘Festival for All Skid Row Artists’ is two afternoons of performances and visual arts activities by artists who live and work on Skid Row. Neighborhood artists will perform and Los Angeles Poverty Department will collect digital data to create an artists’ registry and an archive of artists work. We will film and photograph art, writing, song and performances of neighborhood residents in Gladys Park. This year’s festival has expanded in several ways: it will take place over 2 days, rather than one, a reflection of the depth of artistic activity on Skid Row and a select number of performers and visual artists from outside Skid Row will participate, a reflection of the existing exchange between Skid Row artists and the greater LA arts community.
In 2009, the Animating Democracy Initiative of Americans for the Arts, released “Making a Case for Skid Row Culture: Findings from a Collaborative Inquiry by the Los Angeles Poverty Department and the Urban Institute”. This study by John Malpede (Los Angeles Poverty Department) and Mario Rosario Jackson (Urban Institute) documents the role of arts and culture in Skid Row. This study found that culture comes from the ground up in Skid Row and is often initiated by residents and resident driven initiatives. This festival is undertaken to recognize these people and initiatives and to stimulate a new way of envisioning and talking about this neighborhood. The paper is available at www.artsusa.org/animatingdemocracy/pdf/reading_room/LAPD.pdf
The festival is moving the case for Skid Row culture forward in practice by creating a unique context that will both generate cultural participation and document it. This project will encourage known neighborhood artists and identify and bring together arts makers who are unknown, even in their own Skid Row neighborhood.
Los Angeles Poverty Department is a theater company comprised primarily of low income and homeless people living in those blocks of downtown Los Angeles known as Skid Row. Founded in 1985, Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) creates performances and multidisciplinary artworks that connect the experience of people living in poverty to the social forces that shape their lives and communities. LAPD’s works express the realities, hopes, dreams and rights of people who live and work in L.A.'s Skid Row.
‘Festival for All Skid Row Artists’ is produced by LA Poverty Department with the support from the California Arts Council’s Creating Public Value program and The James Irvine Foundation. CAC’s CPV program is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.



16. Renée Green, FF Alumn, book launch at Participant, Inc., Manhattan, Jan. 22

Renée Green: Book Launch
Sunday, January 22, 2012, 7-9pm
Book launch / screening / conversation

Two books by Renée Green have recently been published, both distributed by DAP. Ongoing Becomings 1989-2009 and Endless Dreams and Time-Based Streams. To celebrate them, PARTICIPANT INC will host a screening of Green's film Endless Dreams and Water Between (2009), and a conversation with the artist on the evening of Sunday, January 22, 2012.

Renée Green: Endless Dreams and Time-Based Streams
Text by Lia Gangitano, Ros Gray, Betti-Sue Hertz, Lisa Le Feuvre, and Renée Green.
Published by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2010
ISBN: 9780982678909
Paperback, 6 x 9 in. / 144 pgs / 70 color / 30 b&w / U.S. $35.00

Renée Green: Ongoing Becomings 1989-2009
Edited by Nicole Schweitzer. Text by Kobena Mercer, Diedrich Diederichsen, Gloria Sutton, Nora Alter, Juliane Rebentisch, and Catherine Quéloz.
Published by JRP|Ringier, 2009
ISBN: 9783037640319
Paperback, 9.25 x 11.25 in. / 160 pgs / 100 color / 40 b&w / $55.00

Endless Dreams and Water Between is a feature film with four fictitious characters sustaining an epistolary exchange in which their "planetary thought" is weaved with the physical locations they inhabit, visual and aural characters in themselves: the island of Manhattan, the island of Majorca, in Spain, and the islands and peninsula that form the San Francisco Bay Area. The characters' reflections and dreams enact what could be described as "an archipelagic mind," linking worlds, time, and space.

PARTICIPANT INC is located at 253 East Houston Street, between Norfolk and Suffolk Streets on the LES. Subway: F to Second Avenue, Allen Street exit or JMZ to Essex/Delancey. participantinc.org

PARTICIPANT INC's exhibitions are made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties.

Archiving and documentation projects are supported by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Our programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

PARTICIPANT INC receives generous support from the Harriett Ames Charitable Trust; The Blessing Way Foundation; Bloomberg; The Brown Foundation, Inc. of Houston; Foundation 20 21; Foundation for Contemporary Arts; Gesso Foundation; Harpo Foundation; The Ruth Ivor Foundation; The Daniel M. Neidich and Brooke Garber Foundation; Puffin Foundation; The Benjamin M. Rosen Family Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; an anonymous donor of the Community Foundation of Abilene; FRIENDS of PARTICIPANT INC; numerous individuals; and Materials for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs/NYC Department of Sanitation/NYC Department of Education



17. Yong Soon Min, FF Alumn, in n.paradoxa, vol. 29, January 2012

new volume of n.paradoxa: international feminist art journal
volume 29 (Jan 2012) Trans-Asia
KT press

Katy Deepwell, Editor
Phone: +44 20 8858 3331
Fax: +44 20 8858 3331

38 Bellot St
East Greenwich
London, SE10 0AQ

Volume 29 of n.paradoxa is on the theme of Trans-Asia. Each article examines the work of contemporary women artists from different parts of Asia and women who are part of a much wider Asian diaspora in relation to ideas of feminism. The volume, as a whole, focuses on women from India, Korea, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines and Taiwan.

Four artists' projects, 3 in full colour, are also published which explore critically histories, memories and legacies of moments in contemporary Asian identities.

Ann Huber-Sigwart 'Between the Lines: Some thoughts on Sheela Gowda's works'
Kim Hong-hee 'Contemporary Korean Activist and Feminist Art'
Peggy Wang 'Subversion, Culture Shock, and 'Women's Art': An Interview with Lin Tianmiao'
Saisha Grayson 'Breathing Between the Lines: Re-Deconstruction in Chitra Ganesh's Tales of Amnesia'
Patricia Karetzky 'Cui Xiuwen's Recent Work: Spiritual Realms in the Material World '
Carla Bianpoen 'Indonesian Women Artists make their Mark'
Flaudette May Datuin 'Sow and Till: The Revolving Secret Garden (Reflections on a Class Project)'
Shibin Zhang 'Xiaoyan Fan: Strength / Weakness'
Salima Hashmi '''Sinful Women': Women Artists from Pakistan'

Artists' Pages from:

Nalini Malani 'In Search of Vanished Blood...'
Hong-Kai Wang 'Music While We Work'
Yong Soon Min 'OVERSEAS / at Sea'

Judy Freya Sibayan 'Scapular Gallery Nomad:The Wonderful World of a Small Art Gallery Resting on my Shoulders

This volume is financially supported by the Flo Art Foundation

Future volumes:
volume 30 (July 2012) 'Feminist aesthetics'
volume 31 (Jan 2013) 'Africa and its Diasporas'

Visit our website to find out more about n.paradoxa's 15 years of publication and to use our extensive information pages on feminist art.



18. Tobaron Waxman, FF Alumn, at Raging Spoon Café, Toronto, Ontario, Jan. 23

Tobaron Waxman - RED FOOD: songs of unrequited love/death/transformation

Jan 23, 12 - 4 pm, "The Artists Soup Kitchen - a six week collective performance food project."
Raging Spoon Cafe
761 Queen Street West, Toronto

A ritual and a small concert.
Prefaced by the removal of my beard and head hair, the concert is a presentation of my research, using transsexual vocal production to present a collection of Jewish songs including liturgy, Chassidic chant, and "women's songs" from Eastern Europe/Central Asia dealing with themes of longing, death and transformation.
I move thru the venue, singing to directly to people who ended up in the seats furthest away, while the visitors eat a free lunch, consisting only of red food garnished with edible gold.
Presented by "The Starving Artists Collective".



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller