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Contents for March 05, 2012

1. Richards Jarden, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, in new publication being launched at Printed Matter, Manhattan, April 12

Richards Jarden and Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, featured in "The Last Art College: The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1968 - 1978"
edited by Garry Kennedy and published by MIT Press.
The book launch at Printed Matter, Inc. on April 12th will accompany an exhibition of printed matter that Garry Kennedy has made during the past 40 years. For details, go to www.printedmatter.org

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2. Anna Banana, Ilona Granet, Donna Henes, Diane Torr, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at Fleisher/Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, opening Feb. 23

You, Me, We, She

February 23 - March 31, 2012
Reception February 23 6-8 pm

Fleisher/Ollman Gallery is excited to announce the exhibition You, Me, We, She featuring contemporary female artists working with or responding to community or collective identity in their practices. You, Me, We, She will be on view from February 23 to March 31 with a reception on February 23 from 6-8 pm.

The exhibition features nineteen artists and artist groups who work in a variety of media and with a range of methods. Select artists in You, Me, We, She take the public or groups of people as their subjects and investigate social and relational concerns; others create work that conceptually speaks to communal identity. Additional artists in the exhibition are engaged in a practice that is defined by a performative, process-based, or site-specific approach. While the level of finish or output varies between artists, all share a concern with the idea of exchange and exploration of quotidian experience - artworks act as social interstices and attempts to redefine community revolve around the complex forms of identification that exist between individuals and larger collective entities, identities that are in re-negotiation through encounters with others.

Artists in the exhibition:

Becca Albee & Kathleen Hanna, Art Book Club, Anna Banana, Johanna Billling, Tammy Rae Carland, Stephanie Diamond, DISBAND, Annika Eriksson, Kara Hearn, Donna Henes, Corita Kent, Fawn Krieger, Justine Kurland, Jennifer Levonian, Shani Peters, Mika Rottenberg, Julia Sherman, Francine Spiegel, Martha Wilson

Events in conjunction with the exhibition:

DISBAND performs at AUX Performance Space
Wednesday March 14 at 9 pm

DISBAND was active in the downtown art scene in Manhattan from 1978 to 1982. Members Ilona Granet, Donna Henes, Diane Torr and Martha Wilson reunited in 2008, and continue to blur the line between performance and live music with their feminist acappella songs.

AUX Performance Space, 319 North 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA
http://www.auxperformancespace.blogspot.com/

Community of Community at Fleisher/Ollman
Friday March 16 - Saturday March 17 during gallery hours

Stephanie Diamond gathers with collaborating artists for Community of Community, a retreat wherein participants and visitors interact, share and support each other in a variety of ad hoc activities.

The Art Book Club at Fleisher/Ollman
Saturday March 31 at 3 pm

The Art Book Club-a group of artists based in New York City that meets regularly to discuss an assigned reading-invites the public to take part in a conversation about Katy Siegel's book, Since '45: America and the Making of Contemporary Art.

http://artbookclub.wordpress.com/

About the Artists:

Collaborators Becca Albee and Kathleen Hanna asked New York City women, "what do you carry that gives you a sense of security?" The resulting installation In Case of...New York City represents not only an archive of physical objects that these women carried daily on their person, but also the shared experience of post-traumatic stress in a post-September 11th society.

The Art Book Club is a group of nine artists living and working in NYC (Amanda Friedman, Carolyn Salas, Christina Leung, Fran Holstrom, Gina Beavers, Inna Babaeva, Letha Wilson, Saira McLaren, and Stacy Fisher) that convenes regularly to host member studio visits and discuss an art text. The groups' previous reading material will be on display for viewers to access.

Anna Banana is a major contributor to the mail-art phenomenon and has been circulating her publications and engaging with the public since 1971, when she first took to the streets in Victoria, British Columbia. Banana created her first publication the Banana Rag in 1971 and still actively mails and offers subscriptions, fostering community through correspondence art.

Johanna Billing's film I'm Lost Without Your Rhythm (2009) is based on a live recording of a workshop involving amateur dancers and acting students in Romania. Led by renowned Swedish choreographer Anna Vnuk, there is no 'final performance' as the video weaves several days' activity into a continuous process of live improvisation. Referencing Yvonne Rainer's explorations of everyday movement, Billing investigates the sense of having a body and how we 'perform' our being.

For her Outpost series, Tammy Rae Carland traveled to lesbian women's intentional land communities in rural and remote America to photograph, write and spend time in dialogue with the women who live and create these self-sustaining cultures. The resulting photographs on view document the unpopulated encampments within the "women born, women only" space of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival.

Stephanie Diamond will be creating a Community of Community during the exhibition by occupying the gallery floor for two days with several local artists. Visitors will observe a group interacting, sharing, conversing and supporting each other, and can take part themselves if they wish. Diamond's Community of Community is a series of retreats for community-based artists to gather around a theme, skill-share, support each other and themselves and explore the lineage of the field.

DISBAND is an all-female band composed of artists living in New York City and was active in the downtown art scene from 1978-1982. DISBAND screamed, shouted, sang, and stomped through the heyday of New York City's new- and no-wave scenes, blurring the line between performance art and live music; their acapella songs were informed by the collective feminist experience. DISBAND reunited in 2008 with members Ilona Granet, Donna Henes, Dianne Torr, and Martha Wilson.

Annika Eriksson's video The Great Good Place (2010) was filmed in Istanbul and takes a community of local stray cats as its subject. The video makes reference to Ray Oldenburg's The Great Good Place which argues that "third places" - places where people can gather, put aside the concerns of work and home, and hang out simply for the pleasures of good company and lively conversation - are the heart of a community's social vitality and the grassroots of democracy.

Kara Hearn's video Tremendous was filmed with the participation of more than 170 visitors during a three-month residency at Recess Activities, Inc., a storefront gallery program in New York City. Hearn's resulting video, composed of interviews, reenactments, and performances conceived of in collaboration with visitors, is a complex but cohesive narrative about the experience of being overwhelmed.

Donna Henes is an artist, urban shaman and member of DISBAND. On view will be a selection of photographs documenting her contemporary rituals and performances created for the New York City public over the last thirty seven years.

Corita Kent, also known as Sister Corita, discovered the power of printmaking and used serigraphy to campaign for spirituality, social justice, peace and love during the 1960s. On view are a suite of text-based serigraphs that promote this activist message.

Fawn Krieger's Architectural Organs is composed of a series of pink ceramic sculptures housed on a wooden platform made from a demolished Quaker Meeting House. Krieger's sculpture references American architecture and the foundations upon which they are built, often looking at how bodies construct, inhabit, and navigate such spaces.

Justine Kurland drove cross-country with her one-year old son, stopping at some 45 locations (including national parks, beaches and campgrounds) to take photographs of other mothers and children that she met along the way. The resulting Of Woman Born series (a nod to the 1978 manifesto on motherhood by the feminist poet Adrienne Rich) depicts landscapes of women and their children actively free and wandering like tribes or fertility goddesses.

Jennifer Levonian creates stop-motion animations using watercolor and collage; her practice draws inspiration from history, literature and personal narrative. In her recent animation, Rebellious Bird, Levonian researched archived stories and images of women who cross-dressed to pass as men in order to fight in the Civil War. In the animation, Levonian weaves together the stories of contemporary protagonist Wendy Ramsburg, a female American Civil War re-enactor, Albert Cashier-a transgender Civil War soldier, and the artist's own recent pregnancy, thus raising larger questions about gender roles in society.

Shani Peters actively took to the Harlem streets to preach her message in We Promote Knowledge & Love, borrowing the aggressive street advertising tactics of pawnbrokers in low-income communities as a vehicle to promote knowledge, wisdom, self-empowerment and love rather than commerce or monetary wealth.

Women are cast in Mika Rottenberg's films for their notable physical features and talents; they perform routine factory-line duties, at times manufacturing inane items worth less than the labor required to make them. In Cheese, Rottenberg constructs a farm-like, wooden maze atmosphere to host her long-haired women (alluding to the famous Sutherland Sisters) who 'milk' their hair and pet goats to produce the eponymous product.

Julia Sherman's works, while at first glance read as minimalist forms, are, in fact, glass-mounted photographs of acid-treated mirrors from a Manhattan convent (a gesture taken by this community to limit vanity). In addition, Sherman has recently started working with the eight Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, an order of sisters in Dayton, Wyoming, to re-brand their collection of hand-made soaps and creams named Monastery Creations.

Francine Spiegel's photographs document her largest performance to date, Curse of the Century Old Egg. Culling researched imagery from monster magazines and horror films, her goo and food-laden feminist heroines live somewhere between the erotic and the horrible. Calling to mind Barbara Creed's The Monstrous-Feminine, Spiegel works with stereotypes from the male-manipulated world of porn and uses them to make feminine and feminist works of art.

Martha Wilson is a feminist performance artist whose personal practice takes the female body and women's identity as subject. Wilson is a member of DISBAND and the Founder of Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. in New York City.

Contact:
(215) 545-7562
Fleisher/Ollman Gallery

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3. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, at Union Theological Seminary, Manhattan, March 5, 2012

The Institute for Art, Religion and Social Justice presents
the lecture series: art, women, and social justice

Lynn Hershman Leeson and !Women, Art, Revolution
Monday, March 5, 7:30-9:30 p.m., The James Chapel, Union Theological Seminary
3041 Broadway at 121st street
(Co-sponsored by Persist, the Caucus for Gender Equality)

The talk will be preceded by a screening of !Women, Art, Revolution - A Secret History.

Hershman Leeson has been internationally acclaimed for her pioneering use of new technologies and her investigations of issues that are now recognized as key to the working of our society: identity in a time of consumerism, privacy in an era of surveillance, the interfacing of humans and machines, and the relationship between real and virtual worlds. Her four feature films-Strange Culture, Teknolust, Conceiving Ada, and !Women Art Revolution - A Secret History-are all in distribution and screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Toronto Film Festival and The Berlin International Film Festival, among others. She is Chair of the Film Department at the San Francisco Art Institute, Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Davis, and an A.D. White Professor at Large at Cornell University.
Link: http://www.lynnhershman.com/

Future lectures in the series include: Renee Green (March 29), fierce pussy (April 5), and Marina Abromovic, FF Alumn, with John McGuckin (May 3)

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4. Jennifer Monson, FF Alumn, at The New School, Manhattan, March 23-24

Please join us for the iLAND (Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art Nature and Dance) annual Symposium on March 23 and 24, 2012 at The New School. This year's Symposium is centered on the idea of Moving Into the Out There: Indeterminacy and Improvisation in Performance and Environmental Practice.

Moving Into the Out There is an open forum for exploring new methods of understanding urban ecosystems through innovative collaborations between practitioners of movement, dance, science, and environmental management. iLAND cultivates a deeper engagement with urban environmental issues through its cross-disciplinary approach, and the annual symposium invites the general public to experience and explore recent works emerging from the iLAND community.
2012 iLAND Symposium
Moving Into the Out There: Indeterminacy and Improvisation in Performance and Environmental Practice
March 23, 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm & March 24, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Wollman Hall at The New School | 65 West 11th Street, 5th Floor
Tickets: $5 - $25 (Sliding Scale)
For Reservations, click HERE.

For more information on the symposium, please visit www.ilandart.org, call (347) 573-5547 or email info@ilandart.org.

Thanks!
Jennifer Monson

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5. Ruth Hardinger, Robert C. Morgan, FF Alumns, at Creon, Manhattan, March-April

this Spring @ CREON

Ruth Hardinger NORMAL FAULTS opens March 28
Robert C Morgan & Jonathan Goodman POETRY & DISCUSSION April 3
Chris Twomey PARALLAX: Time, Media and Significance book launch April 26
Veronica Flores THE INEVITABLE opens May 2

CREON
238 E 24 St, NYC
www.creongallery.com

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6. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, at Wagner College, Staten Island, NY, March 7, and more

LuLu LoLo Wednesday, March 7, 2012

LuLu LoLo will perform a staged reading of her one-person play: "38 Witnessed Her Death, I Witnessed Her Love: The Lonely Secret of Mary Ann Zielonko (Kitty Genovese Story) http://www.lululolo.com/theater/38witnessed.html
For Professor Alan Hoffner's class "Urbanized Society"
6:30 pm Free
Spiro Hall Room 2
Wagner College, Staten Island.
Academic and Enrichment Calendar
http://www.wagner.edu/departments/ace/events

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LuLu LoLo Monday, March 12, 2012
7pm Free
LuLu will perform selections from her one-person plays: "Soliloquy for a Seamstress: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire" and "38 Witnessed Her Death, I Witnessed Her Love: The Lonely Secret of Mary Ann Zielonko (Kitty Genovese Story)" http://www.lululolo.com/theater.html

Oradell Public Library
375 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, NJ 07649
(201) 262-2613
oradell.bccls.org
http://oradell.bccls.org/services/programs.html#lulu
http://oradell.bccls.org/services/lulu.pdf

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7. Martha Rosler, FF Alumn, at Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO, opening March 1

More American Photographs
Opens Thursday, March 1

Inspired by the Farm Security Administration's program documenting the Great Depression's effects on America's landscape and people, More American Photographs offers a portrait of America today in the wake of the Great Recession.

CONTEMPORARY WORKS BY: Walead Beshty, Larry Clark, Roe Ethridge, Katy Grannan, William E. Jones, Sharon Lockhart, Catherine Opie, Martha Rosler, Collier Schorr, Stephen Shore, Alec Soth and Hank Willis Thomas. HISTORICAL WORKS BY: Esther Bubley, Marjory Collins, Jack Delano, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Carl Mydans, Gordon Parks, Arthur Rothstein, Ben Shahn, Marion Post Walcott and John Vachon.

OPENING RECEPTION

Thursday, March 1, 2012

6-8PM Members Preview

8-10PM Public Opening

5¢ for teens, students and the 99%. 10¢ for everybody else.

www.mcadenver.org/
MCA DENVER. 1485 Delgany St Denver, CO 80202 303 298 7554.

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8. Marlena Kudlicka, FF Alumn, at Volta, Manhattan, March 8-11

Stedefreund Berlin is pleased to present:
Marlena Kudlicka "I lost a minute But gained a day"
at VOLTA NY, Thursday, March 8 - Sunday, March 11, 2012
at Booth B8

Opening: VIP Preview Thursday, March 8, 12pm - 2pm
Public Hours
Thursday, March 8, 2pm - 7pm
Friday - Sunday, March 9 - 11, 11am - 7pm

VOLTA NY
7W - 7 West 34th Street
between 5th and 6th Avenue / 11th floor
New York, NY 10001 / USA
www.voltashow.com

Spatial composition. vocabulary of contours and edges. continuum.

Creating her structures, objects and site specific installations, Marlena Kudlicka uses such tools as the scale, counterpoint and continuum. Her works explore the ideas of peripheral spaces and their incompleteness. She combines materials such as steel, glass, mdf, concrete, bitumen, wire, and enamel. The titles that Marlena gives to her compositions are as important as the objects themselves. They function as self-contained structures, language objects. In one of her latest works "I lost a minute But gained a day", 2012 , the title formulates and determines the beginning, which can be constantly "completed".

Marlena's most recent project, in which she reaches some subtle peripheries while capturing the contours and edges, points out that the courses of events are never evident. The project is based on a sentence "I lost a minute But gained a day" and consists of three segments. The first one, entitled "I lost a minute," is a spatial composition of several painted steel objects on the wall. The second part is called "But" and it is a painted steel object standing on the floor. The third segment, entitled "I gained a day," shows combined elements hanging on another wall. The objects are made of fine rods of different thickness and steel forms that have been welded and hand-painted. The sizes of the objects vary from large to tiny. Their graphic record is the collection of contours, edges, points, ribbons, and angles. The manner of the asymmetric display can be visually likened to the punctuation in a sentence.

The sentence "I lost a minute But gained a day" represents the confronting events that happen without any permanent rules, associations or meanings. They can occur in connection with one another or in isolation. They may be exclusive or complementary. Therefore, however double-dealing it may be, events happen in unexpected places. The relative order of events is determined by their unpredictability.

Through her new work, Kudlicka would like to draw attention to the unchallenged assumption and unspoken question.

Text: Jacek Kowalski 2012

Marlena Kudlicka's (1973) work has been the subject of solo shows around New York, Germany and Poland, and has also been featured in numerous international group exhibitions. The artist has participated in residency programs at Swing Space LMCC NYC 2008/09; International Studio & Curatorial Program NYC 2007/08; Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart 2003/05; Location One NYC 2004/05; Art Omi NY 2003. Kudlicka has been awarded the following grants: A. Mickiewicz Institute PL 2010/2011; Narodowe Centrum Kultury PL for ISCP NYC 2007/2008; Trust For Mutual Understanding New York 2004/2005; Akademie Schloss Solitude Stuttgart Germany 2003 - 2004; Alfred Jurzykowski Foundation New York 2003.

STEDEFREUND
Straßburger Str. 6 - 8 (yard 1)
10405 Berlin / Germany
kontakt@stedefreund-berlin.de
www.stedefreund-berlin.de
Fri - Sat, 3 - 6 p.m. and by appointment

Anne Fäser // project manager
cell +49 (0)162 2488641
faeser@stedefreund-berlin.de

artists: Stefka Ammon // Astrid Busch // Nicole Degenhardt // Anne Gathmann //
Kerstin Gottschalk // Marlena Kudlicka // Anja Majer // Rebecca Michaelis // Katja Pudor //Marcel Prüfert // Julia Prezewowsky // Uta Päffgen // Alexandra Schumacher // Julia Staszak

Stedefreund is immensely thankful for generosity of our supporters:
Ilse and Jochen Winkler // Jacek Kowalski //
Baumaschinen Fink GmbH // A. Mickiewicz Institute Culture Poland

MARLENA KUDLICKA
+49 151 250 84852
www.marlenakudlicka.com

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9. Billy X. Curmano, FF Alumn, recent events

NATIONAL ARTIST DINNER DAY (NADD)

" Take an Artist Out to Dinner Day"
or in exception
"Bring Them Home to a Lavish Feast Day"

Proclamation:

Whereas: I, Billy X Curmano, doth hereby and with out prejudice proclaim myself "Artist of the year for 2012"

And

Whereas: I, Billy X Curmano, have accepted the aforesaid mantle "2012 Artist of the Year" and thereby assuming all the solemn duties, honors and responsibilities that are encumbered in said title.

Whereas: The aforesaid mantle carries the solemn and austere responsibility of occasional proclamations, diatribes and pronouncements concerning the arts and the state of said arts therein

Whereas: American culture beatifies, and thus esteems said art with its storage, valuation, and display in what are held to be deemed the "New Cathedrals" while the artist as creator of said art rarely earns more than a modest living from their afore mentioned art

Whereas: The words "Starving" and "Artist" are unfortunately, oft times joined and co-opted in so called "Starving Artist Shows" for execution of the sale of mass produced consumer items passed off to an unknowing and unsuspecting public as fine art

Whereas: The 2012 Artist of the year here-to-for proclaims the first Wednesday of each month be deemed " Take an artist out to dinner day" or in exception "bring them home to a lavish feast day".

This proclamation is there by witnessed and a judged viable and in effect from this day and to the expiration of my term as 2012 artist of the year and beyond.

On this date, February 24, 2012, at this hour 17:47 Pacific Standard Time, I, Billy X. Curmano, "2012 Artist of the Year", do hereby with intent affix sign, validate and witness this proclamation.

Billy X. Curmano, "2012 Artist of the Year"
February 24, 2012

Addendum: For the purposes of this document, the term artist shall be understood to refer to all art workers in the visual, literary and performing arts.

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Artist of the Year Ejected from Conference

A security team at the Los Angeles Convention Center ejected self-appointed "2012 Artist of the Year" Billy X. Curmano from the Book and Trade Fair of the College Art Association 100th Annual Conference while he was attempting to deliver his first official proclamation meant to establish the first Wednesday of each and every month, "Take an Artist Out to Dinner Day" or in exception "Bring them Home to a Lavish Feast Day". The College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference was chosen as the venue for this bold proclamation because of its prominence as the world's largest forum for the visual arts and Mr. Curmano's long standing with the organization.

In the traditions of Art, Dada, Fluxus and the Italian Futurists, Mr. Curmano attempted to present the document during an "Unauthorized Reception" with the assistance of the Reverend Doctor Kenneth Patrick Payne. Rules will be rules and institutional bureaucracy interrupted (or became part of) the Live Art attempt at the academic gathering. After brief negotiations, Paul Skiff, assistant director for the annual conference, agreed to announce the continuation of Mr. Curmano's performance at the Lobby Court Bar of the conference headquarters hotel in exchange for a quiet and peaceful resolution. The artists were willingly escorted from the hall without further incident and reestablished the performance with a more subdued tone at the new location.

After a brief introduction, the "Take an Artist Out to Dinner Day" or in exception "Bring them Home to a Lavish Feast Day" proclamation was read, witnessed and signed with assurances it's content would be widely dispersed. The somewhat wordy title is sometimes simply shortened to National Artists Dinner Day or NADD and is meant to include all artists, art workers and arty types in the visual, literary and performing arts.

Mr. Curmano has been recognized for these kinds of activities in the past. In fact, the College Art Association collected documentation from his unauthorized work, "The Homeless Hilton; N.Y., N.Y., performed at the CAA 1990 Annual Conference in New York City for their official archive. He has also volunteered his writing to the CAA Art Journal and his expertise as a panelist for the organization. Reached for comment a slightly miffed Curmano said, "See if I ever give these guys another free unauthorized performance."

Billy X.

http://www.billyx.net

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10. Charles Dennis, FF Alumn, new video now online

For the last month I've been working on a new short dance video with dancer Melissa Guerrero for the 60 seconds screendance competition hosted by Dansens Dag in Copenhagen. The theme of this year's competition is "time". The completed video can be viewed here
http://www.dansensdag.dk/side.asp?side=10&id=1094&video=1184

Camera, editing & sound is by myself, additional cameras by Mona Banzer, Kate Hess and Ron Littke. Costume by Mona Banzer.
Check out the video and wish me luck.
best wishes, Charles Dennis

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11. Eliza Ladd, FF Alumn, at Joyce Soho, Manhattan, March 15

Eliza Ladd performing on est deshabille at Performance Mix at Joyce Soho Thursday March 15 at 7:00.tickets available at

http://newdancealliance.org/performance-mix-festival/schedule-tickets/

thank you,

Eliza Ladd
www.elizaladd.com

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12. Gabriel Martinez, FF Alumn, in Headmaster magazine, now online

Gabriel Martinez's work is in included in the latest issue of Headmaster magazine, just came out...

http://headmastermagazine.com/

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13. Roberley Bell, FF Alumn, at Black & White Gallery, Brooklyn, opening March 10

Black & White Gallery

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO
Roberley Bell, Isidro Blasco, Julian Montague, Alejandro Moreno, Santiago Taccetti, Amy Talluto, Michael Van den Besselaar and Eric White".

March 10 - April 15, 2012

Opening reception:
Saturday, March 10th, 6-9pm
Black & White Gallery / Project Space, Brooklyn, NY is delighted to launch the second half of its tenth season with "The World According To Roberley Bell, Isidro Blasco, Julian Montague, Alejandro Moreno, Santiago Taccetti, Amy Talluto, Michael Van den Besselaar and Eric White".

The exhibition will showcase the diversity of the gallery program. The 8 artists included with works representing a variety of media (paintings, installations, sculpture, photography and design) reveal the sharp awareness they have of today's circumstances
483 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211 // t. 718-599-8775 // f. 718-599-8798

GALLERY HOURS: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12 noon - 6 pm and by appointment

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14. Peter Cramer, Jack Waters, FF Alumns, at Theater for the New City, Manhattan, March 10

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field Executive Director
Presents:
SPIRAL WAVE - 8 pm, March 10, 2012
Featuring:
Spool Dance: Peter Cramer, Choreographer,
Carlo Maria Ampil, Peter Cramer, Jeremy Gender, Ricardo Nelson, Ben Rosenberg, David Sokolowski, Jack Waters and more
Music by Elodie Lauten
Sculptures by Jose Landoni
Curator: Carolyn Ratcliffe
Cino Theater, Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave ( @ 10th Street), New York,, NY 10003
Theater is wheelchair accessible
$12
Bus: M15, 14A
Subway: F,6, R and L trains

About:
SPIRAL WAVE is an interdisciplinary project with sculpture, music, theater and dance. The stage set for this work in progress is a series of projections of a large-scale spiral shaped modular wood sculpture by Argentinian/American artist Jose Landoni. The spiral wave concept translates to music and movement as well as history, as the subtext connects with the different "waves" of immigration to New York in the 20th century and the multiple cultures they brought with them. Spools Dance, with choreographer, Peter Cramer, performs to music by Elodie Lauten produced electronically with state-of-the-art technology.

This is a work in progress scheduled for a projected three week run in late Spring 2013 at Theater for the New City which will incorporate Jose Landon's Great Wave, a wooden sculpture that is 14'H x 13' W x 42' L.
This program is made possible in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the New York City Council(Rosie Mendez, Councilperson) Material for the Arts, Art Loisiada Foundation, and Theater for the New City.

Peter Cramer
PO Box 20260
New YOrk New YOrk 10009
212 529 8815

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15. Paul Lamarre & Melissa Wolfe, Harley Spiller, FF Alumns, in The Diner Journal, Winter 2012

The Diner Journal, No. 20, Winter 2012, The Menu Issue, has feature illustrated stories on EIDIA, the meeting place and forum for artists run by Paul Lamarre & Melissa Wolfe, FF Alumns, and on the menu collection of Harley Spiller, FF Alumn.

www.dinerjournal.com

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16. Katya Grokhovsky, Keira Brew Kurec, FF Alumns, at Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, March 5

GRACE EXHIBITION SPACE
840 BROADWAY, 2nd Floor - Brooklyn
(646) 578-3402
gracexhibitionspace@yahoo.com
www.grace-exhibition-space.com

EVALUATING THE CURRENT
LECTURE SERIES

Meet the Artists + Discussions in Performance Art
Discussions with the Performance Artists Participating @ Fountain Art Fair
Marni Kotak, Shalom Neuman, Quinn Dukes McDivitt, Sarah trouche, Katya Grokhovsky, Keira Brew Kurec, Rebecca Jampol, Athena, Ryan Hawk, Meghann Snow, Caridad Sola

Monday, March 5
7-9 pm
Free

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17. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, at Berkeley Art Museum, CA, March 16, and more

RE-DO ART/THEN&NOW

On March 16,2012, I will re-do a performance from the 70's titled; DEAD CHICKEN/LIVE ANGEL.

I will lie in a chicken bed for 3 hours at the Berkely Art Museum in the same way I did, in the same museum, only I will be 40 years older.

March 16, Friday, 5pm-8pm. Berkeley Art Museum.

#42. Lying and Sitting: Dead Chicken, Live Angel.

In April 1971 in Rochester, surrounded by paper mache chickens, she and Mitchell lay on a table, draped with white sheets.

Their faces whitened, they were dressed in gauze robes and eight-feet long polyethylene wings.

They performed for three hours and repeated the performance three times.

In May 1971, she appeared in the same garb around the city, sitting motionless.

In 1972, for three days and for three hours, she lay as the Dead Chicken, Live Angel in the Berkeley Art Museum in California.

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SEND A PRAYER REQUEST TO LINDA MARY MONTANO

EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2012, I WILL WALK FOR 5 MINUTES TO THE FATIMA GROTTO IN SAUGERTIES NY FROM MY HOME IN SAUGERTIES NY.
WHEN I ARRIVE, I WILL READ YOUR PRAYER REQUEST AT THE GROTTO.
SEND A ONE SENTENCE REQUEST TO: lindamontano@hotmail.com

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18. Cecilia Vicuña, FF Alumn, at University of London, UK, March 16, and more

Quipu Talk by Cecilia Vicuña
International Conference: Textiles, Techne and Power in the Andes
Friday March 16th,
Roundtable on Andean textiles and contemporary art.


5.25-7.15 PM
Speakers include: Alethia Alonso, on Jorge Eielson's quipus, Susie Goulder (Warmi; Peru) and Elvira Espejo (ILCA, Bolivia) Cecilia Vicuña (artist/poet). Valerie Fraser will chair the roundtable.
Location: Senate House, University of London
http://www.bbk.ac.uk/cilavs/events/programme.pdf).

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Fiber of prayer/fiber of gold
A performance Cecilia Vicuña
firstsite, Colchester

18 March 2012

In an event related to the ESCALA exhibition Unravelling Threads, Vicuña's performance Fiber of Prayer/Fiber of Gold will explore the relationship between word and thread, while revisiting her exile in London after the military coup in Chile in 1973.
Time: 3-4pm

Free, but booking essential on 01206 577 067 or info@firstsite.uk.net

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19. Sherman Fleming, Clifford Owens, FF Alumns, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, March 11

Events
SUNDAY SESSIONS
Sunday, March 11, 2012
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
SCHEDULE
12-6 PM - M. Wells grilling station
12:30-4 PM - Clifford Owens presents an afternoon of performance
3-4 PM - ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1 presents Niklas Maak on Le Corbusier: The Architect on the Beach
M. Wells grilling station
12:00-6:00 PM
Courtyard
Hugue Dufour and Sarah Obraitis of M. Wells will be cooking all afternoon in the MoMA PS1 courtyard. More details on the day's special menu to come.

and

Clifford Owens presents an afternoon of performance
12:30-3:00 PM
Derrick Adams, Sherman Fleming, Maren Hassinger, Jacolby Satterwhite, Xaviera Simmons
The MoMA PS1 Performance Dome
3:00-4:00 PM
Clifford Owens
Mini-Kunsthalle
Artist Clifford Owens presents an afternoon of performances by Derrick Adams, Sherman Fleming, Maren Hassinger, Jacolby Satterwhite, Xaviera Simmons-5 artists who participated in his Anthology exhibition-in the MoMA PS1 Performance Dome. The afternoon will conclude with Owens himself performing several scores from Anthology, his final performance as part of his MoMA PS1 exhibition.

ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1 presents Niklas Maak on
Le Corbusier: The Architect on the Beach
3:00 PM
ARTBOOK @ MoMA PS1 and Café
Prominent German art and architecture critic Niklas Maak will give a presentation on the renowned architect Le Corbusier and his relevance today. The talk will be followed by a booksigning of Le Corbusier: The Architect on the Beach, which is available for the first time in English.

ABOUT SUNDAY SESSIONS
Every Sunday between February 5 and May 13, 2012, the MoMA PS1 Performance Dome will house Sunday Sessions, featuring an amalgam of artistic programming-from light, sound, and music installations to lectures by world-renowned scholars and special performances. Various other galleries and rooms inside of the former schoolhouse will also be activated during these weekly sessions.

Sunday Sessions is supported in part by The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.

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20. Katya Grokhovsky, FF Alumn, at Pool Art Fair, Manhattan, March 9, and more

Katya Grokhovsky, FF Alumn, March events in NY:

Live Performances @ Armory Week:

@Pool Art Fair, 9th March Friday 6-10pm , Opening, Flat Iron Hotel, Manhattan

@Fountain Art Fair, presented by Grace Space Brooklyn,
curated by Jill McDermid

10th March, Saturday 2-7pm, 11th March, Sunday 2-6pm.
69th Regiment Armory 68 Lexington Avenue @ 25th Street

Performance @ Grace Space Brooklyn, Friday 16th March, 8pm

"Spring Break -Long Island City"
The Art School Project Closing One night Exhibition/Performance Event,
@ chashama, space to create,
24th March, 7pm-11pm
26-15 Jackson Ave, LIC, Queens

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21. Liz Magic Laser, FF Alumn, at The Armory Show, Manhattan, March 7, and more

Please join me for a preview screening of Flight (2011) and a Q & A with the cast next Wednesday, March 7th, at 5PM to kick off the Armory Film program (entrance is free, more info below).

ALSO UPCOMING:
The opening of my solo show at Derek Eller Gallery on Friday, March 23rd at 6pm that will include the video from I Feel Your Pain (a Performa Commission, Produced by Performa) and The Digital Face, a live performance to take place at the opening reception featuring dancers, Alan Good and Cori Kresge (press release attached).
Also I wanted to share an essay I wrote for the March issue of Art in America:
http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/features/liz-magic-laser
-Liz

ARMORY FILM at the Wall Street Journal Media Lounge on Pier 94
(lounge entrance is at 55th Street & the West Side Highway on the street level between Pier 94 and 95)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7 TH, 5 - 6PM
Flight, 2011 by Liz Magic Laser with actors Nic Grelli, Elizabeth Hodur, Liz Micek, Michael Wiener, Lia Woertendyke and Max Woertendyke followed by a Q&A with the artist and cast. (Represented by Derek Eller Gallery, Booth 520, Pier 94). More information is available at http://www.thearmoryshow.com/programming/new_media_lounge.html

The Flight video was made during a series of performances in Times Square in May 2011with support from the Times Square Alliance and the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art. Liz Magic Laser developed Flight with the collaboration of the performers, as well as fight choreographer Miranda Hennum and costume stylist Zuzka Kurtz. The project included the creation of a video made with producer David Guinan, director of photography Collin Kornfeind, camera Eric Yoon and production manager Boman Modine of Polemic Media; sound engineer Kenny Lewis and sound editor Tim Wagner. Christopher Y. Lew, Assistant Curator at MoMA PS1, organized the first presentation of Flight for MoMA PS1's courtyard staircase in April 2010 and continued to serve as curatorial advisor on the project.

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22. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn, at The Armory Show, Manhattan, March 10, and more

PETER GRZYBOWSKI
Activities in March 2012

FOUNTAIN ART FAIR at THE ARMORY SHOW
March 10, 9 PM
FusionArtSteem, collaborative performance
68 Lexington Avenue at 25 street, New York
http://www.fountainartfair.com/
with:
Carrie Beehan, Peter Grzybowski, Kika von Klück
Shalom Neuman, Shawn, The Unbearables, Brett Zweiman

and

DIVERSE NEW YORK FESTIVAL
- March 20, performance
- performance with Non Grata Group
Dino Eli Gallery
81 Hester Street, New York
http://diverseny.tumblr.com/
http://www.dinoeligallery.com/

and

KESHER V PERFORMANCE EVENT - curatorial
March 24
Space Womb Gallery
22-42 Jackson avenue, Long Island City
http://www.spacewomb.com
March 25
Lambert Fine Arts
57 Stanton Street, New York
http://www.lambertfinearts.com/

http://grzybowski.org

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23. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at Poisson Rouge, Manhattan, March 6

Hello Friends

I am doing a special reading for Dale Peck's Reading series Unprintable with the extraordinary Bruce Benderson

Bruce doesn't do nearly enough readings in NY and this is an opportunity you must not miss and how frequently do i say that?

This is reading where one reads unpublished and in my case unperformed work so I will be reading reading stuff iI don't usually read

It is at the bar at Poisson Rouge Tuesday March 6th 6 to 8pm Come! It will be fun!

http://www.facebook.com/events/254923131256726/

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24. John Cage, FF Alumn, at Nam June Paik Art Center, Korea, March 9-July 1

x_sound: John Cage, Nam June Paik and After
9 March 2012-1 July 2012
Nam June Paik Art Center
Paiknamjune-ro 10
Sanggal-dong Giheung-gu
Yongin-si Gyeonggi-do
446-905 Korea
www.njpartcenter.kr

For the latest information, follow NJP Art Center on Twitter and like NJP Art Center on Facebook.

Nam June Paik Art Center is to present "x_sound: John Cage, Nam June Paik and After." The year of 2012 marks the 80th anniversary of Nam June Paik's birth and the 100th anniversary of John Cage's birth. The exhibition includes Cage's and Paik's works, but also works of today's sound artists inheriting the two frontiers' experimentations.

The term "x_sound" has a triple meaning: a sound that is unknown(x), that is ex-panded and that ex-pels fixed ideas about sound. "Sound" itself is literally a neutral and straightforward term, but in the contemporary art's context, it's a complex arena of different questions and discourses. Sound in experimental music opens up the possibility of overcoming the limitations of harmonious but canonized twelvetone music. Sound in visual art leads to the indeterminism of visual art, beyond ocularcentric perspectival space, and becomes an ingredient for expanding the concept of architectural space. The sound was a symbol of alternative art which goes against the rationalistic and evolutionary attitude of Western art, and therefore fascinated many contemporary artists, among whom are John Cage and Nam June Paik.

Cage opened a new chapter in music with his 4'33'' in which a performer sits at the piano and plays nothing for 4 minutes and 33 seconds. His experiments in the 1960s and Zen sensibility had great influence upon Paik. Inspired by Cage's experimental music, Paik who had studied contemporary music in Japan and Germany paid homage to Cage and developed his mentor's sound experiments into installation and performance work (a.k.a. "Action Music"). Now the typical 'music', consisting of melodies and rhythms, was expanded to include everyday 'sound' indistinguishable from 'noise' and even the audience's response. Furthermore, Paik rendered the mechanisms of sound visible in space by applying such things as pieces of paper or toys to musical instruments, and also created more unexpected scenes by including the audience's action in the performance. The exhibition will present proofs of their interaction with each other, as shown in Paik's Hommage à John Cage (1958), Variation 5 (1965) and A Tribute to John Cage (1973).

The waves initiated by Cage and then extended by Paik are generating certain resonances in sound installations by our contemporary artists with new media, new context, and above all, new sensibility. Kichul KIM (Korea), who has persistently explored the visualization of sound, arranges speakers emitting the sound of nature in the exhibition space in a way that they can maximize the associations of hearing and sight. Haroon MIRZA (UK), uses two kinds of sounds, one created by non-acoustic devices in everyday life, and the other produced by acoustic devices handled in unusual manners. ZIMOUN (Switzerland) uses a weird frictional sound in order to draw the audience into a structure made up of empty boxes vibrated by hundreds of small motors. Anri SALA (Albania) catches the emotional interaction between sound and space, by filming a break-up conversation. Susan PHILIPSZ (UK) edits various songs with rich but complex historical implications and sings them herself. She leads the audience to encounter her songs in an unexpected spot. Inspired by Cage's experiment, Loris GRÉAUD (France) recorded the 'silence' made when Sonic Youth's legendary guitarist Lee Ranaldo was 'thinking' about his music, and photographed the scene. And Otomo YOSHIHIDE (Japan), famous for his unique sound installations and performances, composes a concerto of different noises using dozens of turntables. The works of these artists do not make sound that you merely listen to in the exhibition room; rather, they show psychological and physical tensions caused by sound, an environment built up by sound, the ways in which sound mixes history and emotion, the ways in which sound crosses between mathematical order and chance, a close inquiry into the relationship among space-sound-body, and so on.

Various sound performances will also be presented along with the exhibition. On the opening day there will be a performance of John Cage's Imaginary Landscape No.4(1951), a 'radio' orchestra with twelve radio receivers by 24 students from the Department of Composition in Chugye University For The Arts and Yoshihide's performance using turntables. During the exhibition period, a series of contemporary music concerts of Cage's works will be held to facilitate the understanding of his music.

Participants Didier Faustino, Loris Gréaud, Haroon Mirza, Susan Philipsz, Anri Sala, Takahiko Iimura, Yuko Mohri, Kichul Kim, Sei Rhee, Otomo Yoshihide, Tetsuya Umeda, Zimoun, John Cage, Nam June Paik
Curated by Sohyun Ahn, Sooyoung Lee, Chaeyoung Lee
For press enquiries contact: press@njpartcenter.kr tel. +82 31 201 8559
fax. +82 31 201 8530

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25. Jon Keith Brunelle, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, April 4

Jon Keith Brunelle at Dixon Place, April 4

'Subway Decameron'

A multimedia work in progress, about a multimedia work in progress, about the peculiar and possibly sinister relationships between Boccaccio's 'Decameron', the Port Authority Trans Hudson train, Homeland Security, and Dr. Cyclops. Storytelling as mad science in a new and distressingly informative lecture by Jon Keith Brunelle.

Followed by composer Denman Maroney's 'Claudius Smith'.
Dixon Place, Wednesday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.
$12.00 advance, $15.00 door, $10.00 students/seniors.
dixonplace.org

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26. James Snitzer, FF Alumn, at Sinclair Galleries, Cedar Rapids, IA, thru March 18

James Snitzer, FF Alumn, is exhibiting at Sinclair Galleries, 1220 First Ave. Ne IN Cedar Rapids, IA through March 18, daily, 4-6 pm.

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27. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, in Gastronomica, Spring 2012

Harley Spiller's illustrated essay on Pablo Picasso and his lifelong relationship with poultry, "Cock-A-Doodle," has been published in the Spring 2012 issue of Gastronomica, the Journal of Food and Culture, which received the award for "Best Food Magazine in the World" at the 2010 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

www.gastronomica.org

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller