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Contents for March 20, 2012

Tom Murrin, FF Alumn, In Memoriam

The New York Times, March 14, 2012
Tom Murrin, Alien Comic Performance Artist, Dies at 73
By Bruce Weber

Tom Murrin, a performance artist whose frenetic shows fashioned kooky narratives out of found objects and homemade masks and made him a longtime favorite in the downtown avant-garde arts scene in New York, died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 73.

The cause was cancer, said his wife, Patricia Sullivan.

Mr. Murrin, whose stage names were Tom Trash and, later, the Alien Comic, was a playwright and an avant-garde impresario as well as a performer of his own shows, which he was apt to put on almost anywhere - on the street, in music clubs and on stages that included landmarks of experimental theater in New York like La MaMa, Dixon Place and P.S. 122.

For years he put on monthly celebrations of the full moon, in which he and other artists thanked the moon goddess he called Luna Macaroona for shining good fortune upon the world.

A native Californian and former lawyer in Los Angeles, Mr. Murrin came to New York in the 1960s and wrote several plays - some with sexually suggestive titles - that were presented at La MaMa in its early years.

In the 1970s he lived for a time in Paris, where he began acting in plays, and then moved to Seattle, where he turned to performing full time. As part of a dance and theater company, Para-Troupe, he began creating shows for himself and other performers and developing what became his signature technique: telling absurdist tales at rapid-fire pace and illustrating them with quick costume and mask changes. A performance, he said, consisted of anything someone wanted to do "with purpose and style."
The shows were often determined by the detritus he picked up on the street; hence the early stage name Tom Trash. A broken umbrella might become an antenna to listen in on another world. A dish drainer might suggest a prison cell. He made masks and other types of headgear - some elaborate, some consisting of simple, suggestive drawings on cardboard - and whipped them on and off with breathless abandon in performances.
During the mid-1970s Mr. Murrin traveled around the world and performed, often on the street, in Japan, the Philippines, India, Greece, France and Scotland. By the end of the decade he had returned to New York and taken his streetwise, antic storytelling to nightclubs, appearing as a kind of punk-rock stand-up comedian at CBGB, the Pyramid Club and the Mudd Club, as well as at Irving Plaza, opening for rock bands, including X, Pere Ubu, and the Stranglers, as well as James Brown.

In an interview in 2008, he described his work as "like a show and tell."
"I'm talking about the political scene of the day," he explained. "I'm talking about the weather, I'm talking about a dream I had, I'm talking about breaking up with a girlfriend, I'm talking about whatever I feel like talking about, but I'm making the props and the visuals fit along with it in some way, and then changing the visual as fast as I can."
He continued: "When I was on the street, that's what I learned to do. You're going to do a street show, you want to get out there, you want to put it down, you want to do it, you want to get a crowd, you want to pass the hat and get paid and then get out of there before the cops or someone else says, 'You've been here too long.' "

Thomas Lee Murrin was born on Feb. 8, 1939, in Los Angeles, where his father, Ms. Sullivan said, was an aide to Howard Hughes. He graduated from the University of Southern California law school and worked in private practice in Beverly Hills before moving to New York, where he continued his law studies at New York University. At the same time, he was writing plays for the alternative theater scene that became known as Off Off Broadway.

In later years, as an éminence grise among performance artists, Mr. Murrin wrote regularly about alternative theater for the magazine Paper and supported performers who, like him, inhabited the theatrical fringe.

His full-moon extravaganzas were often produced with four artists he encouraged - Jo Andres, Mimi Goese, Lucy Sexton and Annie Iobst (together they were known as the Full Moon Crew) - and those shows, along with holiday variety shows he presented at La MaMa, helped push along the careers of troupes like Blue Man Group and the Five Lesbian Brothers and of artists like Holly Hughes, Lisa Kron, Ethyl Eichelberger, and David and Amy Sedaris.

In addition to Ms. Sullivan, whom he married in 2001, Mr. Murrin is survived by a sister, Patricia Jedynak.



1. Dustin Grella, Franklin Furnace Fund recipient 2012, at AC Institute, Manhattan, opening March 29

AC Institute 547 W. 27th St. #610 and the AC (Exit) Project Space New York, NY 10001

www.artcurrents.org / info@artcurrents.org Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat: 1-6pm,Thurs: 1-8pm

An AC Institute Curated Exhibition
Dustin Grella: Notes to Self
March 29 - April 28, 2012
Opening Event: Thursday, March 29, 6-8pm
Opening in the AC Institute Satellite Space on the 2nd floor of 547 W. 27th St., Suite 210
Special Performance
April 17 at 6:15pm at James A. Farley Post Office (421 Eight Avenue @ 32nd Street)
A reception will follow at the gallery at 7:30pm
All exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Contact: info@artcurrents.org

Notes to Self:
Being obsessive and compulsive in our society often carries negative connotations. In Dustin Grella's work, the artist prefers to celebrate these traits, referring to it as OCC, Obsessive Compulsive Culture. Grella approaches his work as if it were a puzzle, taking an action or an idea and aggressively repeating it, sometimes consciously, sometimes unconsciously, until a resolution is found.

In his Notes to Self project, Grella has written and then mailed himself a letter every day for over ten years. The exercise has generated 3650 letters (and counting), which remain meticulously ordered and still sealed to this day. The slight variations in the project, a change of font, the physical location of the cancellation stamp, and of course what is written inside, are nuances that help decipher time's complexities.

A C-7 quadriplegic, Grella has found that his attempts to send and receive these letters have been greatly hindered due to the fact that so many of Manhattan's post offices are inaccessible. He has decided that for the tax deadline on April 17th at the James A. Farley Post Office (421 Eight Avenue @ 32nd Street) he will be climbing the stairs of the post office with his wheelchair chained to his waist and his taxes in his mouth in an attempt to bring attention to the fact that a large percentage of New York City's post offices are still inaccessible.

This performance was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by the Jerome Foundation; the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Dustin Grella was raised in the rural community of Medina, Ohio, and now resides in New York City. He received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts, being honored with the Paula H. Rhodes Award for Excellence in Computer Art. His animations' accolades include winning the Walt Disney Award at the prestigious Ottawa International Animation Festival and in May 2012 will be premiering a series of micro-shorts at the Cannes Film Festival. He is currently in production of the Animation Hotline, a series of daily animations that use crowd-sourced voicemail messages for content. If you've got a story give him a call at 212-683-2490.



2. Andrea Fraser, FF Alumn, in the New York Times, March 16

The New York Times
March 16, 2012
Art Between the Cracks
BUT is it art?

This seemingly most modern of questions (though it does, for the record, date at least to the 19th century) may occur to you more than once as you ponder the multitude of head-scratching, genre-bending works in the latest installation of the Whitney Biennial.

Robert Gober's contribution is a show-within-a-show of the midcentury artist Forrest Bess; the performance artist Andrea Fraser's contribution is an essay in the show's catalog critiquing the art world. Nick Mauss recreated a salon that the 1930s artist-designer Christian Bérard created for Guerlain, which was then decorated further by Mr. Mauss with artworks by Marsden Hartley, Andy Warhol, Charles Demuth and others. The choreographer Sarah Michelson began her performances with a voice-over duet seemingly with the artist Richard Maxwell (who is also in the Biennial), but whose lines were actually voiced by a curator of the show, Jay Sanders.

"But is it art?" doesn't even begin to cover it.

That's just fine with Mr. Sanders, 36, who was a director of the Greene Naftali gallery in Chelsea before signing on with the Whitney curator Elisabeth Sussman to curate the show. Mr. Sanders, a longtime fan of various artistic practices, seems to be what you might call a black belt in blur. He studied sociology at college in Oregon, then got a master's degree in what he described, a little blurrily, as "poetry and theory, I guess." He booked concerts before becoming interested in art and moving to New York, where he started to explore the stuff between the cracks: the little-known limbos between art and dance, art and poetry, and art and music, all of which he has now helped bring to the Whitney.

"I like that ambiguity," he said. "I guess I like things that are subtly self-evident, but that are manipulated in a way so they shift their relation to reality."

His apartment is in limbo, too, on the cusp of Chinatown and the Lower East Side, in a former synagogue turned Buddhist temple turned apartments. His front door is still covered with the Chinese New Year decorations that were there when he moved in more than four years ago.

And the contents inside also defy simple categorization. There are lots and lots of records (the black vinyl kind), some Beanie Babies (new with tags, as they say on eBay) and two crystalloid-shaped metal lanterns by the midcentury French designer Mathieu Matégot (who is now hotly collected by design fans). That floor lamp? Actually a work of art by an Austrian artist, Josef Strau.
One of his heroes is the polymath par excellence Mauricio Kagel, a German-Argentine renaissance man whose artistic practice comprised filmmaking, composing and theater art - for starters.
"He made these really terrific films in the 1970s that would take his music into all kinds of other different terrains," Mr. Sanders said. "I have these concert films where you see people using things like vacuums with Ping-Pong balls. It's gimmicky in a way, but the sound aspects are really interesting and the music is really captivating. It's these eccentric careers that I really look up to, people who defy the expectation of their art form and even what their role should be as an artist. That's what's appealing to me."

He has been lucky enough to have a girlfriend, Olivia Shao, a product designer, who can do the limbo as well as he can. She is also remarkably resourceful, a trait shown by the Christmas present she gave him in December. Familiar with Mr. Sanders's longstanding obsession with Mr. Kagel, who died in 2008, Ms. Shao managed to find and procure a rare ... um ... thing that Mr. Kagel made in 1968.

Plainly put, it is a piece of pegboard roughly 12 inches by 8 inches outfitted with 14 hooks and 4 rubber bands and fashioned into what looks like a rudimentary piece of minimalist art. It even has a title: "Saitensprung," a wordplay that meshes saite (a violin string) with seitensprung (an amorous escapade or, more appropriately, as the kids call it, a hookup). But it is also - now, bear with me - a kind of bass guitar. The different tensions exerted on the four rubber bands make each one play a different note. Kind of.

"It has instructions for playing," Mr. Sanders said. "And the label says it's an unlimited multiple, but it's unclear how many of them were actually made. It's a little bit like a game, too. It's really on a cusp."

Neither here nor there, fish nor fowl. But if "it" is something that, like this four-stringed escapade, expands your idea of what can be, you could do a lot worse than call it art.



3. Crash, Daze, FF Alumns, in the New York Times, March 20, and more

The New York Times
March 20, 2012, 1:32 pm
In the Bronx, Painting Together at an Open-Air Gallery

David Gonzalez/The New York TimesClifford Joseph Price, the British musician and artist known as Goldie, was invited to work on the mural by TATS Cru, the Bronx-based group that he befriended 27 years ago.
TATS Cru put out the call on Friday.
"Yo, Goldie's in town. Want to paint?"
That was all it took to summon more than a dozen of the city's best-known graffiti artists to an otherwise-desolate stretch of Hunts Point that in recent years has been turned into a 200-foot-long open-air canvas. From Monday morning into the late afternoon, aerosol artists like Crash, Daze, Ces and Sade, among others, joked and jostled as they laid down thick coats of color.

In the middle of it all was Goldie - born Clifford Joseph Price - who has been friends with TATS Cru since they visited the United Kingdom in 1985. In the intervening years, he has gone on to garner success as a graffiti artist, musician and actor. Currently on tour in the United States, he came to Hunts Point on Monday not for money or fame, but something more elemental.

"This is just something I had to do," he said. "Twenty-seven years ago, these guys turned me on, and that changed my life."

He showed an easy camaraderie on Monday. As he filled in part of his mural, he let out an exaggerated groan as one of his spray cans ran out of paint. He wandered over to Bio - whose real name is Wilfredo Feliciano - and implored him like Oliver Twist.

"Please sir, can I have some more?"

The resulting exchange cannot be printed. (Though he did get another can of paint.)

The open-air gallery - on Drake Street just south of Spofford Avenue - has been a playground of sorts for TATS Cru since 2008, when the owner of the sprawling warehouse enlisted them to paint murals in order to keep vandals off the walls. Since then, the Bronx-based mural crew and friends lay down new designs for fun every month or so.

"This is the equivalent of the guys getting together for bowling or hanging out in the man-cave," said Hector Nazario, known as Nicer. "This is where we get together with old friends who used to go out with us painting subways."
David Gonzalez/The New York TimesJohn Matos, known as Crash, putting the finishing touches on a mural he painted on Monday in Hunts Point. He was among more than a dozen top muralists painting along a 200-foot wall.

Not that these artists have to do that anymore. Many of them have exhibited internationally. Others have licensed their designs for clothing, sneakers and even suitcases. Yet there is still a bond they feel among one another that goes back to the days when they raced through train yards.

"Bio and I always get together once or twice a year just to paint," said John Matos, known as Crash, who is perhaps best known for painting electric guitars owned by Eric Clapton. "All of a sudden, this just exploded over the weekend. This is the culture we knew as kids. But to have us come together now to do this, it's just a massive outpouring. It's pretty intense. This is what we were born to do."

As the day wore on, Goldie seemed ever energized. Earlier in the day, he and the others were graced with a brief visit from Henry Chalfant, the photographer and documentarian whose book "Subway Art" influenced many of them. "When I opened up 'Subway Art,'" Goldie said, "it was like opening the Ark of the Covenant." Decades later, he sees an unbroken line between his love of graffiti and music. "It has colored my music," he said. "What's an arrangement but shape and color in sound? Sound and color, to me, are the same thing."

David Gonzalez/The New York Times


CRASH and DAZE are also included in the New York Times from March 20 - please visit this link:




4. Ame Gilbert, FF Alumn, at Umami food and art festival 2012

Umami food and art festival, 2012

Join us for a third installment of multi-sensory, eye-opening, palate-teasing events!
From rock concerts to hands-on workshops, the festival presents a variety of hybrid creations bringing together food and art in numerous locations in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Umami kicks off on Thursday, April 12th with The Recipe Project: recipes by some of New York's top chefs scored by Indie rock band One Ring Zero. Lead by composer Michael Hearst, the band experimented with a variety of musical styles according to each chef's vision. Mario Batali, Tom Collichio, and David Chang are among the lyrics contributors. This event brings together live music, delicious food and drinks, and some reflections on both -- courtesy of photographer and food writer Michael Harlan Turkell, who will be hosting a special addition of his talk show The Food Seen on Heritage Network Radio, live from Roulette.

Artist Tattfoo Tan leads a hands-on exploration of cereal accompanied by music and drinks at Williamsburg's 3rd Ward; Israeli chefs, producers, and artists come together at Astor Center for a multi-sensory experience of place and taste including a spice-mixing workshop, wine tasting, and beautiful art with unexpected materials; a screening of short artists' food films will be accompanied by Mihir Desai's experimental culinary creations; chefs Robert Truitt and Brian Sullivan explore the processof culinary evolution with the Experimental Cuisine Collective; Lighthouse restaurant will host a panel discussion on running an sustainable, community based food business; a children's workshop; and a culinary challenge for teams of culinary and art students working together to explore the creative side of the cooking process round out this year's program.

For a full program or to purchase tickets please go to www.umamifestival.org

Yael Raviv
Umami food and art festival




5. Joshua Harris, FF Alumn, in Artforum, March 2012

Joshua Harris, FF Alumn, made Artforum's top ten:




6. Jerome Covington, FF Alumn, releases new album

Animism in the Digital Age
by Jerome Covington

"Animism in the Digital Age" is an attempt at resolving the techno-centric trajectory that we as a species are on, with the very real need to consider our interactions with animals as a primary influencer in our evolutionary consciousness.

The source material comes from a long night of structured improvisation featuring myself on guitar and accalimed violist Ljova, recorded at New York City's Dubway Studios. This raw material was then subjected to an improvised, though disciplined, approach to processing using digital tools, and then was edited further.

Take a moment to listen to the samples on iTunes, Amazon and other digital outlets. And please go ahead and purchase the album there, and forward this email along to friends if you would like to add your support to this project.

Thanks for Listening,

Copyright (C) 2012 Jerome Covington All rights reserved.



7. Dafna Napthali, FF Alumn, at The Brecht Forum, Manhattan, March 24

Hi and happy Spring!
After a short but busy hiatus I'll be performing again on Saturday! Later this month I'll join the fantasmagorical Shelley Hirsch two shows (3/29 & 3/31), details coming soon..
Hope you can make it on Saturday -- it's a favorite trio of mine with Ras Moshe and Shayna Dulberger.. first show in a while..)
-- Dafna

**Saturday,March 24th 2012
Music Now! At The Brecht Forum**
Lisa Mezzacappa/Vinny Golia
Dafna Naphtali/Shayna Dulberger/Ras Moshe**
"Climate Force"
Katie Bull & Landon Knoblock
The Brecht Forum
451 West St. (west side highway btwn bank st. & bethune st.)



8. Guy de Cointet, FF Alumn, at Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal, March 30, and more


- March 30, 2012, 9:30PM, Museu Serralves, Porto : three performances Going to the Market 1975, Two Drawings 1977, My Father's Diary 1975 with Mary Ann Glicksman, directed by Yves Lefebvre.
- March 31, 2012, 7PM, Museu Serralves, Porto : At Sunrise A Cry Was Heard 1976 with Mary Ann Glicksman, directed by Yves Lefebvre.
- April 27, 2012, 8PM, LACMA, Los Angeles : If I Can't Dance present Five Sisters (1982 restaging 2011), directed by Jane Zingale.
- May 9 & May 10, 2012, 7PM, MoMA, New York : If I Can't Dance present Five Sisters (1982 restaging 2011), directed by Jane Zingale.

Locus solus. Impressions of Raymond Roussel, Museu Serralves, Porto, 05.04 - 01.09.12
Cur.Joao Fernandes, Manuel Borja-Villel, François Piron (cat.)

32 rue Louise Weiss 75013 Paris
T. +33 (0)1 44 23 02 77 - F: + 33 (0)1 53 61 22 84

Si vous souhaitez vous désinscrire cliquez ici.



9. Charles Yuen, FF Alumn, at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Manhattan, and more

Little Languages, Coded Pictures
curated by Theresa Hackett and Michelle Weinberg

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts
529 W. 20 St. #6W

Diane Ayott, Julie Davidow, Nancy Friedemann, Felice Grodin, Julie Gross, Theresa Hackett, Mary Jones, Sophy Naess, Marilla Palmer, Jennifer Sanchez, Yolanda Sanchez, Hal Saulson, Suzanne Ulrich, Kristiina Uusitalo, Chuck Webster, Michelle Weinberg, Charles Yuen

Leslie Heller Workspace
54 Orchard St

Mike Carroll, Alan Crockett, Julie Evans, Ron Gorchov, Theresa Hackett, Sharon Horvath, David Humphrey, Margrit Lewczuk, Laura Newman, Jennifer Reeves, David Storey, Michelle Weinberg



10. Liz Magic Laser, FF Alumn, at Derek Eller Gallery, Manhattan, opening March 23

Please join me for the opening of my solo show at Derek Eller Gallery, 615 West 27th Street, on Friday, March 23rd at 6pm, with live performances of the THE DIGITAL FACE, featuring dancers Alan Good and Cori Kresge, at 6:30pm & 7:30pm.
The exhibition will also include the video from I Feel Your Pain (a Performa Commission, Produced by Performa).




11. Alan Sondheim, FF Alumn, at the 92nd St. Y, Manhattan, March 23




Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, Buttenwieser Hall
Friday, March 23, 8 pm, Tickets $10


or 212-415-5500

Join Foofwa d.Imobilit, Alan Sondheim, Azure Carter and Edward Henkel as
they discuss, perform, and present video excerpts of their collaboration.

Foofwa and Alan have been working together since 1994 for the stage and
video. They share a curiosity to explore the limits of the body, real and
virtual and work on issues such as labor, involuntary movements, chaos and
sexuality. They are often joined by Azure Carter.

Part of our Special Event Weekend that includes a Sundays At Three
performance on Mar 25 and Master Classes Mar 23-24.



12. Robin Tewes, Anton van Dalen, Barbara Kruger, Ellen Lanyon, Ed Ruscha, FF Alumns, at Adam Baumgold Gallery, Manhattan, thru April 21

...Fiction/NonFiction, Group Exhibition at Adam Baumgold Gallery 60 E 66th Street Tues-Sat 11-5:30PM



13. EIDIA, FF Alumns, at Plato's Cave, Brooklyn, March 23-April 8, and more

Plato's Cave exchange exhibition / double bill: EIDIA at I.C.A.N., Sydney Au. March 23 to April 8, 2012 & I.C.A.N., the Institute of Contemporary Art Newtown at Plato's Cave, EIDIA House April 13 to May 12, 2012-reception at Plato's Cave, Williamsburg, Saturday April 14, 1 to 6pm

an exchange exhibition

EIDIA @ I.C.A.N. &
I.C.A.N. Institute of Contemporary Art Newtown @ Plato's Cave, EIDIA House

"EIDIA Occupy's I.C.A.N." - March 23 to April 8, 2012 I.C.A.N. Occupy's EIDIA - April 13 to May 12, 2012 opening reception at Plato's Cave, Saturday April 14, 1 to 6pm

EIDIA House Studio / 14 Dunham Place / Basement Left (street level doors) / Williamsburg Brooklyn / NY 11211 / 646 945 3830 / eidiahouse@earthlink.net / http://www.eidia.com/
Hours: 1-6pm Wednesday - Saturday
The 'Institute of Contemporary Art Newtown' (I.C.A.N.) is a contemporary art space located at 15 FOWLER ST, CAMPERDOWN, SYDNEY Australia. Directors: Alex Gawronski, Scott Donovan and Carla Cescon seek to deploy their combined experience as practicing artists, writers and curators to exhibit a range of local and international practices that are conceptual, experimental, architectural, and/or non-object based-to address a 'perceived' gap in the contemporary art terrain of Sydney.
EIDIA House announces number 13 in its continuing exhibition initiative at PLATO'S CAVE.
I.C.A.N. Directors: Alex Gawronski, Scott Donovan and Carla Cescon create an in situ installation and limited edition: "I.C.A.N. Occupy's Plato's Cave."

"I.C.A.N. Occupy's Plato's Cave"

For this exhibition I.C.A.N. considers the physical and symbolic dimensions of the subterranean aspect of the Plato's Cave vault space-exploring some of the perhaps, unseemly and absurd qualities of urban life and politics. The wall-to-wall white tiling of Plato's Cave-while superficially anodyne and 'hygienic,' conjures also the opposite-a hidden space of unseen actions, of possible torture, a space where the telltale traces of antisocial actions might easily be wiped clean. Indeed, collectively we in the West would appear to be living in schizoid times where regularly what is openly annunciated as being for the 'public good' conceals less palatable realities (consider for example the recent US policy of 'extraordinary rendition' or the 'subterranean activities' perpetrated at Abu Ghraib, or elsewhere the base activities of Austrian 'psychopath' Josef Fritzl who kept his daughter, literally underground for years solely for his 'pleasure.') I.C.A.N. approaches such terrain obliquely from the broader perspective of the unspoken subterranean dimensions of 'actually existing' democracy. Of course, one of the earliest expressions of modern democracy was the crowd-pleasing spectacle of public beheading hinted at in Alex Gawronski's installation. Meanwhile, the 'democratic' arena of contemporary art can simultaneously support the most clichéd and overarching gestures as in Scott Donovan's parodic video that ridiculously and scatologically combines the unrelated art forms of dance, ceramics and 'land art.' I.C.A.N.'s symbolic repertoire also draws further connections between the ostensibly liberatory role of art and stereotypes of the artist's supposedly necessary withdrawal from public life. Thus Carla Cescon's contribution (a collaboration with film maker Martin Ives) deploys the kitsch pathos of ventriloquism to suggest the impotency of artists who willingly fulfill the self-defeating fantasy of self-imposed isolation. Overall, 'I.C.A.N. Occupy's Plato's Cave' represents an admixture of satire and critique conceived specifically for the underground.

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.

I.C.A.N. is an independent initiative based in Sydney, Australia. Gawronski, Donovan and Cescon founded the gallery in late 2007. Gawronski is an artist, writer and curator whose most recent work investigates the fictional aspects of the gallery container. Donovan is an artist, curator and ex-commercial gallerist whose practice conjoins an engagement with art history with an absurdist 'delight' in the machinations of the contemporary art world. Cescon is an artist whose interests range from the occult, stardom and its limits, and poetic abjection. I.C.A.N. presents and encourages mainly conceptual, installation and temporal practices.

I.C.A.N.'s edition: Charity is a series of 20 hand-stitched canvas "anti-shopping" bags. Each is printed with a digital heat transfer of a found image specially détourned by I.CA.N. Each bag measures approximately 14.5'' x 16" (37 x 45cm).

"EIDIA Occupy's I.C.A.N."

Within the context of the 'real' (actual) physical space of contemporary culture and politics, the EIDIA Occupy's I.C.A.N. installation explores the role of art in Occupy Wall Street (OWS), New York City. The artist collaborative, EIDIA, (Paul Lamarre and Melissa P. Wolf) utilized their physical participation to document via photography and video, OWS marches, general assemblies, and encampment in: Liberty Plaza (Zuccotti Park), Times Square, Duarte Square, Union Square, Washington Square Park, Foley Square, Central Park (adjacent Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Upper East Side mansion), and Lincoln Center. The timeframe for this work was: October 2, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, November 20 and December 1, 17, 2011.

Employing photography, video documentation and their collection of OWS ephemera, EIDIA Occupy's I.C.A.N. captures the angst, anger and frustration caused by global free market capitalism. The installation addresses the coming together of a wide range of individuals through OWS, the 99% vs. the 1% and the various issues raised by the movement-corporate corruption, unemployment, global bank malfeasance, unprecedented foreclosures of American homes, skyrocketing college debt, police brutality, illegal wars and lack of healthcare-the list goes on.

Dates and locations of the photographs within the installation can be provided upon request. These photographs (edition of 3) are giclée prints, 17inch x 22inch, (43.18cm x 55.88cm) on archival Canson Barite museum paper. Please visit: www.icanart.wordpress.com for more information.

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.



14. Doug Skinner, FF Alumn, at the Woman's Club, Maplewood, NJ, March 24

I'll be joining David Gold in his home town of Maplewood, NJ, for a performance on the Speakeasy Series, produced by Studio B. Also on the bill are Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra, Berry and Perilstein, and Tori Erstwhile & the Montys.

It's $15, Saturday March 24, at the Woman's Club, 60 Woodland Rd., Maplewood. Cocktails are at 8 pm, the show at 8:30.

There's probably more info at studiobmaplewood.org. Tickets can be purchased at BrownPaperTickets.com.



15. Marina Abramović, FFAlumn, at Pavilion of Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy, March 21-June 1

The Abramović Method

at the Pavilion of Contemporary Art (PAC)
Milan, Italy

March 21 - June 1, 2012

Sean Kelly announces that Marina Abramović is the subject of a solo exhibition opening at the Pavilion of Contemporary Art (PAC) in Milan, Italy. The exhibition, entitled The Abramović Method, will feature an eponymously-titled body of new work. The exhibition will be accompanied by a two volume catalogue; the first volume will detail the history of Abramović's performances in Italy while the second will focus on the exhibition itself. The Abramović Method is curated by Diego Sileo and Eugenio Viola and will be on view from March 21 through June 1, 2012.

This monumental, interactive exhibition was born from the artist's reflections on three major performances from the last decade: The House With the Ocean View (2002), Seven Easy Pieces (2005) and The Artist is Present (2010). As Abramović states: "I have arrived at the conclusion that... the performance has no meaning without the public because, as Duchamp said, it is the public that completes the work of art. In the case of performance, I would say that public and performer are not only complementary but almost inseparable." Throughout the duration of the exhibition, the public will be invited to directly experience the works from The Abramović Method, including sculptures that combine furniture with embedded minerals, allowing visitors to interact through standing, sitting or lying down on the objects themselves.

For more information on the exhibition, please visit The Abramović Method website.

For press inquiries, please contact Maureen Bray at 212.239.1181 or via email at maureen@skny.com. For all other inquiries, please contact Cecile Panzieri at 212.239.1181 or via email at cecile@skny.com.



16. Jane Dickson, FF Alumn, at Valentine Gallery, Brooklyn, opening March 23

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Please join me for the opening of my upcoming show of recent work EAT SLOTS, PLAY FREE at Valentine Gallery on Friday March 23rd from 6-9pm.

Here is the ArtCat listing; below is a press release. The exhibit will be open through April 15th and can be viewed on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-6pm. Valentine Gallery is located at 464 Seneca Avenue in Brooklyn off the Dekalb stop on the L train or the Seneca stop on the M train.

Thank you!
Jane Dickson's new hyper-hued oil paintings present glimpses of the worlds within worlds of the architecture of distraction, Vegas-style, where faux and virtual realities converge to sweep us irresistibly into the unstable worlds of the electronic baroque. Entering the casino's deliriously scripted spaces mirrors in 3-D, the seductive chaos of the web, where we all struggle to hold focus on tasks trying not to be led astray by the siren songs of you-tube etc.
Dickson visited Las Vegas during the sobering period of 2009-10, when it had just become the poster child of America's housing bust. Average homes there had lost 50% of its value. The casinos at that point were sparsely populated and uncannily subdued. Nothing could rekindle the party atmosphere. This seems like the right place to consider this moment when the whole world has come off a gambling spree, in which most people lost and the game seems to be drastically changing.

Jane Dickson has been exhibiting her work internationally for more than 2 decades. Often working on industrial materials, her paintings examine the conventions and disjunctions of contemporary American life, from the crowded theatricality of Times Square to the unnerving blandness of waiting rooms, airports, highways, garages.
Dickson lectures frequently at Universities and Museums across the country. Her work is owned by more than 30 museums including the Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney, MoMA, the Brooklyn Museum, the Library of Congress and by corporate collections including Times Equities, JP MorganChase Bank, BankAmerica and RadioShack.
She has won awards from the NEA, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Illinois State Council on the Arts, among others. Her work has been featured in hundreds of publications including The New York Times, Art in America, Art Forum, and text books including Prentice Hall's Art in Culture 4th ed.'11 and Princeton Press' New York Nocturne.



17. Joyce Cutler-Shaw, FF Alumn, at Center of Photography and the Moving Image, Manhattan, thru April 14


at the
580 Eighth Avenue, @ 38th Street, 6 & 7th Floors
New York, NY 10018 T 212 354 3825

thru 14 April 2012

Curated by Koan Jeff Baysa, M.D. and Caitlin Hardy, M.D.

Featuring work by:
Suzanne Anker, Deborah Aschheim, Stephen Auger, Christophe Bedaguer and Marie Pejus with Christophe Laudamiel and Christoph Hornetz, Stefani Bardin and Toby Heys, Jonathan Beer, Nancy Burson, Naomi Campbell, caraballo-farman, Joyce Cutler-Shaw, Scott Draves, Simon Drouin, Greg Dunn, Laura Ferguson, Angela Freiberger, Pablo Garcia, Sarah Elise Hall, Hugh Hayden, Pinkney Herbert, Nene Humphrey, Elizabeth Jameson, Sophie Kahn, Andrea Kantrowitz, Mark Kessell, Adrienne Klein, Bodo Korsig, Lilla LoCurto and Bill Outcault, Marcos Lutyens,Kate MacDowell, Michael Madore, Daniel Margulies and Chris Sharp, Patrick Martinez, Saul Melman, Igor Molochevski, Gayil Nalls, Natsu, Francesca Samsel, Anne Senstad, Jason Snyder, Max Steiner, Satre Stuelke, Visual MD, Claire Watkins, David Webster, Heron Werner M.D. with Professors Jorge Lopes dos Santos and Ricardo Fontes,Graham Wiggins, Virgil Wong with Jessica Lacson and Akshay Kapur

Seeing Ourselves is a unique exhibit in which world class art will be combined with cutting edge science to leave viewers inspired by the beauty and capabilities of the human brain. While many scientific advances have inspired artists over the years, art and medicine have a special area of overlap in the desire to represent the human mind and body. As demonstrated in two groundbreaking articles in the March, 2010 issue of Radiology, new MRI technology allows us to see details in the living brain that were previously see only through the lens of a low-powered microscope. This important step has excited the scientific world, but has not yet been shared with the art world or with the general public. High-resolution MRIs will be displayed side-by-side with the artwork they have inspired, allowing viewers to marvel at both the structural beauty of the brain and the creative potentialhoused inside of it.



18. Tom Brady, FF Alumn, at Satori, St. Louis, MO, March 22-April 7

ANNONYArts presents Fogdog

St. Louis Beacon's, Kristen Hare sits down with Tom to discuss life and art. To read the entire article - and see video clips of the interview follow this link

ANNONYArts is pleased to present Fogdog created, directed and composed by Tom Brady in collaboration with choreographer Monica Newsam. Fogdog will make its appearance at Satori at 3003 Locust St. St. Louis, MO 63103 on March 22, 23, 24 & 30, 31 as well as April 6 & 7. All performances will start at 8pm.

Inspired by an Anthony Van Dyck portrait of Agostino Pallavicini circa 1624, part of The J. Paul Getty Museum collection, Brady explores the trappings of power, the advantage of privilege and the crushing burden of responsibility sought by Agostino. In Fogdog Brady examines the psychological dichotomy between the public and private self, the human endeavor to excel exposing the personal and spiritual costs of achievement. Fogdog is a requiem celebration for the person, the accomplishments, the moment of shame and doubt, the intention and ultimately the importance of what is left behind, the footprint of a life well spent.

Brady uniquely sees sculpture as stage. Each element of the performance, stage, costume, lighting and performance/action is therefore charged with the message. The design of structures and stages dictate the message and movement.

Over the last few years Brady and Newsam have performed and increasingly collaborated sharing their commitment to art making. Fogdog benefits from this synergetic relationship, sharing an undaunted work ethic and commitment to the highest creative ambitions in their relentless pursuit of intuitive knowledge.

Tom Brady, creator, director and composer of Fogdog, began his journey into performance as art in 1970 while exploring the limits of sculpture and performance at both Kansas (BFA) and Rutgers Universities (MFA). In September 2009 Brady produced and performed a major work entitled PRODIGAL in Forest Park's Shakespeare Glen. This complex work was built around ideas Brady has been working with for more than 30 years. PRODIGAL took 3 years to produce, and involved 21 performers and 35 crew members. He has performed in New York at Franklin Furnace as well as PS1 Contemporary Arts Center. He was invited to perform at the Generative Art Conference at the University of Milano in Milano, Italy. Brady has collaborated with artist Dara Brady producing a video Face and Hands screened at Links Hall in Chicago. He has also collaborated with co-founder of Hearding Cats Collective and international composer, Rich O'Donnell. He has exhibited and performed at COCA's Anheuser Busch Black Box Theatre, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Shakespeare Glenn, Forest Park, 3 Sinks Gallery and at Satori.

Monica Newsam, choreographer of Fogdog, was born in Panama and received her BFA at the National School of Dance and Folklore in Havana, Cuba, her Post Graduate Diploma in Indian Classical Dance and Yoga, and her Masters Degree in Education from Lindenwood University. She has performed professionally with Retazos in Cuba and Ecuador and created the first contemporary dance company Creadanza that performed throughout Panama. Newsam also co-founded Gramo Danse in Panama. In Indian she taught ballet and contemporary dance at the International American and French schools. Newsam has taught for the University of Panama, at Webster University and in India. She has performed in France, Italy, India, Ecuador, Salvador, Cuba, Bahamas, and Missouri. Currently, Newsam teaches aerial dance and choreographs for the Dance Ensembles at Webster University. In 2011, Newsam worked under ANNONYArts to produce her show entitled Aerial Fusion which has now turned into En L'Air Aerial Dance Company.

Tickets are available at www.fogdog.eventbrite.com or call 314-652-3003
Ticket prices are $20 for General Admission and $15 for Students/Artists

CONTACT: Tom Brady, ANNONYArts 501c3
Executive Director
annonyarts@gmail.com or tomsatori@gmail.com



19. Katya Grokhovsky, FF Alumn, at New Jersey City University, Jersey City, opening March 22, and more

I hope you are enjoying the beginning of Spring and Wonderful weather in NYC!

I have 2 events coming up in March and it would be great to see you there.

Learning Agency
Group Exhibition as culmination of Wonderwomen Residency @ gaia studio
Opening: March 22nd, 4-7pm
Exhibition runs until April 18th

Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery
New Jersey City University
Hepburn Hall, Room 323
2039 Kennedy Boulevard
Jersey City NJ

My recent residency project is closing:
The Art School,
Closing Event/Exhibition/Performances:
@ chashama, LIC

Saturday, March 24th, 7-11pm
26-15 Jackson Ave
Queens, LIC, NY

Katya Grokhovsky



20. Mineo Aayamaguchi, FF Alumn, at Towada Art Center, Japan, thru March 25

Mineo Aayamaguchi
[Colour Difference towada 2012]
2012.3.10 (sat) - 25 (sun), 9:00 - 17:00 (last day until 16:30) closed 3.12(mon) http://towadaartcenter.com/web/exhibition.html

Towada Art Center
10-9 Nishi-nibancho, Towada-shi,
Aomori, Japan 034-0082
Tel: +81-176-20-1127



21. Marilyn R. Rosenberg, FF Alumn, new publication


Published by
Dugort, Achill Island
County Mayo, Ireland
(yes no postal code)

WEBSITE - http://www.redfoxpress.com
BLOG - http://franticham.blogspot.com
FLICKR - http://www.flickr.com/photos/45993006@N08
FACEBOOK - Francis Van Maele

WEBSITE - http://www.polamad.com
BLOG - http://polaroid-madness.blogspot.com/

Tel.: 00353 - (0)98 - 43784

Recent publications: http://www.redfoxpress.com/new.html
Visual Poetry collection: http://www.redfoxpress.com/dada.html
Screen prints: http://www.redfoxpress.com/prints.html

Fairs and exhibitions

Editionale, Koeln 2-4 March 2012
Marché de la Poésie, Paris, 14-17 June 2012
Seoul Artists' Book Fair 20-24 June 2012
Kasseler Kunstvereinsheim/
Parallelaustellung documenta 13, 11-23 July 2012
London Artists' Book fair, Whitechapel, 21=23 September 2012
New York Art Book Fair, October 2012
Frankfurt Book Fair, 10-14 October 2012
Small Publishers book fair, Conway Hall, Nov. 2012
Galeria AT, Poznan, Polen, 10-21 December 2012
Codex Book Fair, Berkeley, California, Febr 2013

Books can be ordered by email to Info@redfoxpress.com
or by paying to Paypal to info@redfoxpress.com
most books also at www.amazon.co.uk

Who is buying Redfoxpress books: http://www.redfoxpress.com/collections.html



22. Charles Dennis, FF Alumn, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, April 5

You are invited to a screening of my 3 channel video installation "ECHO" and 2 new short films "Squibnocket Tides" and "The Ride Home" at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, Bruno Walter Auditorium on Thursday April 5 at 6pm. "ECHO collages over 200 archival video clips taken from 30 years of performances at P.S. 122 on a 3 screen display.
For more info visit: http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/55/node/151848?lref=55%2Fcalendar
best wishes,



23. Peter Downsbrough, FF Alumn, at Galerie Martine Aboucaya, Paris, France, thru May 5

the vide that is
Peter Downsbrough at
Galerie Martine Aboucaya,
5 rue Ste Anastase, 75003 Paris
tel.+33 1 42 76 92 75 www.martineaboucaya.com
March 17 - May 5, 2012
Publication of a new book A place - Paris



24. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, at Rutgers, NJ, April 14

I will be speaking at this event (information below).
The specific panel in which I will participating is on Saturday, April 14, 1:15-2:45 pm
Nicolás Dumit Estévez

Kò, komodite, kilti, ak rejim mobilite

Cuerpos, productos, culturas y regímenes de movilidad

Bodies, Commodities, Cultures, and Regimes of Mobility

April 12-15, 2012
Hosted by

This conference is free and open to the public, though prior registration is required
To register and to learn more about the conference visit http://clac.rutgers.edu/
For more information, please contact Nafisa Tanjeem at n.tanjeem@rutgers.edu

Dear friends,

We are delighted to invite you to Transnational Hispaniola II. This pioneering conference and collective effort-the second in a series of three conferences that began in Santo Domingo in 2010-seeks to address Haitian and Dominican realities as lived and negotiated inside the island shared by both nations and peoples as well as in their respective diasporas.

Hosted by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and organized by the Center for Latino Arts and Culture and the Transnational Hispaniola Collective, the conference will showcase a stellar cast of emerging and established artists, academics, students, and practitioners committed to social justice and to a better understanding and communication about the challenges faced and shared by Haitians and Dominicans.

For a preliminary program and to register, please visit: http://clac.rutgers.edu/news-and-events/events-calendar/transnational-hispaniola-ii-conference.

Please join us and help us circulate this announcement widely!

Carlos Ulises Decena, Ph.D
Associate Professor

Undergraduate Program Director
Women's and Gender Studies
Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Carlos A. Fernandez, Ph.D

Center for Latino Arts and Culture
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Kiran Jayaran, Ph.D Candidate

Teachers College-Columbia University
This conference is made possible by the generous sponsorship of the Office of the Rutgers University President and Executive Vice President; the Office of Vice President for Undergraduate Education; the Associate Vice President for Academic and Public Partnerships in the Arts and Humanities; the Critical Caribbean Studies Initiative; the Center for Latino Arts and Culture, the Committee to Advance Our Common Purposes; the Honors Dean, Dean of Douglass Residential College, and the Livingston College Dean; the Rutgers University Libraries; the Departments of Women's and Gender Studies, Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, History, French, Spanish and Portuguese; the Center for African Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Women's Global Leadership, the Institute for Research on Women, and the Institute for Women's Leadership, and the Program in Women's Studies at Rutgers-Newark; and the CUNY-Dominican Studies Institute.



25. Dynasty Handbag, FF Alumn, at Abrons Art Center, Manhattan, March 24-27

Sam's Enchanted Evening

written and performed by The Residents
Directed by Travis Chamberlain (Tennessee William's GREEN EYES).
Written and Produced by The Residents.
Co-Starring Jibz Cameron (Dynasty Handbag)
Musical Direction by Joshua Raoul Brody
Abrons Art Center
March 24 - 27 // $25 // 7:30pm // 466 Grand Street

Hello Lovers Of Art!,
Very very very honored to announce that I will be supporting Randy Rose of The Residents in his fantastic new one man show at Abron's Art Center this weekend ONLY. I play a dirty mean clown waitress...go figure. The Residents first record came out the year I was born, but sadly I did not learn of them till high school. Since then I have been a great admirer of this pioneering artweirdo collective. It has been thrilling and so great for me to work with this experienced creative genius. I still don't know what he (?) looks like though. Come see what it's all about. Thank You!



26. Janet Nolan, FF Alumn, launches new website at www.janetnolanart.com

Dear Friends,

My new website is launched. Same address, new design, new technology and some new content.
Please check it out.




27. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, now online

Interview with Joseph Nechvatal by Taney Roniger online




28. Nancy Andrews, FF Alumn, at 92YTribeca, Manhattan, March 21

Films by Nancy Andrews and Jim Trainor
Wednesday, March 21 @ 7:30pm, 92YTribeca

Filmmaker Nancy Andrews will be in attendance for a discussion moderated by Flaherty NYC Co-director Jim Supanick. The audience is then invited to continue the discussion over drinks at Cafe 92YTribeca, where The Flaherty will provide snacks!

Nancy Andrews and Jim Trainor create highly original work that borrows freely from existing film genres both high and low- shaped, inverted, and recombined to their own ends. Both filmmakers share a fascination with animals, with the uniqueness of sensory apparatus in other species, and with how their consciousness in turn differs from that of the human animal. To do so demands a certain speculative empathy and a willingness to embrace the humor that comes with the territory- animation, in this endeavor, lends itself well to the task. Andrews's multi-styled "montage of attractions"-including puppets, pixilation, costumed animals, and song-exhibits all the no-holds-barred moxie of a vaudeville revue as produced by paranormalist Charles Fort. Trainor's eloquent writing combine with a simple but forceful drawing style to perform double duty, at once informing us about their animal subjects, and prying open the epistemological gaps that reveal the extent of what we just don't know.

Works to be screened:

Nancy Andrews:

Behind the Eyes Are the Ears- (2010, 26 min.)

On A Phantom Limb (2009, 35 min.)

Jim Trainor:

Moschops (2000, 16mm, 13 min.)

Harmony (2004, 16mm, 12 min.)

The Magic Kingdom (2002, 16mm, 7 min.)

For full program descriptions and filmmaker bios, please visit:



29. Penny Arcade, Rob van Erve, David Hammons, and Sol LeWitt, FF Alumns, at Gallery 128, Manhattan, opening March 22

gallery onetwentyeight
128 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002
www.galleryonetwentyeight.org 212-674-0244
Wed - Sat 1-7 pm, Sun 1-5 & by appointment

25 Years - Anniversary Show: Part 2 March 21 - April 15, 2012

Kazuko Miyamoto is excited to announce Gallery Onetwentyeight's 25th Anniversary at 128 Rivington in New York's Lower East Side. During the 25 Years Anniversary Show Part 2 we will exhibit the work of Gallery Onetwentyeight artists/friends, including:
Victoria Alexander, Mieko Anekawa, Penny Arcade, Takeshi Arita, Claudia Carr, Sachi Cho, Ursula Clark, Joan Criswell, Francine Demeulenaere, Rob van Erve, Far-Q, Tomoko Fujiki, Emily Kingston Fuller, Ayakoh Furukawa, Edgar Garcia, Dayle Ginsburg, Eric Ginsburg, Elissa Goldstone, Steven Guon, David Hammons, Jefre Harwoods, Jesper Haynes, Nedi Heller, Taiki Hori, Michiko Hoshi, Gabriel Hurier, Ralph Iwamoto, Mikiko Kanno, Aya Kawano, Larry Kenny, Helmut Krackie, Fran Kornfeld, Namiyo Kubo, Yuko Kubota, John Laverty, Eva LeWitt, Sol LeWitt, Eric Litke, Rejean Lizotte, Jacek Maczynski*, Kaitlin Martin, Aad van der Meer, Kazuko Miyamoto, Kurt Novak, Yukari Osaka, Toki Ozaki, Miki Ozawa, Janet Passehl, Thousand Pictures, Jack Sal, Sumayyah Samaha, Gordon Sasaki, Caroline Scott, Yasuyuki Sugiura, Katsumi Suzuki, Istvan Szil, Akemi Takeda, Susanna Thornton, Toyo, Yukiko Tsushima, Akiko Uchida, Katja de Vries, Jeanne Wilkinson

Opening reception: March 22nd, 6-8 pm
Music by Arisai

Closing party: April 15th, 6-8 pm
Performances by Ayakoh Furukawa, Kazuko Miyamoto, Yukari Osaka and more

* Jacek Maczynski was the one of the important artists of Gallery Onetwentyeight. Sadly he passed away last October. With all of our appreciation to him, we will hang some of his recent and last artworks.



30. Gilbert & George, FF Alumns, at The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Manhattan, April 3

Second Annual Robert Rosenblum Lecture
Gilbert & George in Conversation
with Michael Bracewell
Tuesday, April 3, 6:30 pm

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is pleased to present the Second Annual Robert Rosenblum Lecture on Tuesday, April 3, at 6:30 pm. In a choice emblematic of Rosenblum's relationships with artists, it will feature the internationally acclaimed artists Gilbert & George in conversation with novelist and cultural historian Michael Bracewell, who has authored several publications on Gilbert & George.
Since first meeting at Saint Martins School of Art, London, in 1967, Gilbert & George have created a body of art that describes with unwavering lucidity the experience of being alive in the modern urban world. Violent, confrontational, and intensely atmospheric, the art of Gilbert & George reveals what the artists have described as "the moral dimension" of their subject matter: the desires, fears, hopes, volatility, and frailty of the human condition in all its messy and democratic momentum. For nearly five decades, Gilbert & George have created their works independently of any school or movement in modern and contemporary art, tirelessly refining the artistic capacities of what Rosenblum so succinctly defined as "the singularity of their duality."
Gilbert & George's worldwide exhibitions include the 2005 Venice Biennale, representing Great Britain; a 2007 retrospective at the Tate Modern, London, which traveled to the Haus der Kunst, Munich; the Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy; the Milwaukee Art Museum; and the Brooklyn Museum. In 2009, Gilbert & George created their largest series to date, titled Jack Freak Pictures. The series has been internationally touring, including at the Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany; Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Austria; Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland; and White Cube, London. Additional recent exhibitions include Gilbert & George: The Paintings at the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands; and Urethra Postcard Pictures at White Cube, London, and Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Paris. Gilbert & George live and work in London.
The Annual Robert Rosenblum Lecture at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum honors the wide-ranging career of Robert Rosenblum (1927-2006), former Guggenheim Stephen and Nan Swid Curator, Twentieth-Century Art, and Henry Ittelson Jr. Professor of Modern European Art, New York University, whose celebrated work included projects on Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Francis Picabia, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol, and the depiction of dogs in art. The Inaugural Robert Rosenblum Lecture, "To Be with Art Is All We Ask," on March 3, 2010, featured Jeffrey Deitch, director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, in conversation with Sir Norman Rosenthal paying tribute to their colleague Rosenblum as well as acknowledging Rosenblum's deep friendship with Gilbert & George, whose quote titled the program. The First Annual Robert Rosenblum Lecture, "I Paint the Differences between Things: Matisse, Photography, and African Sculpture," on April 22, 2011, was given by the art historian Ellen McBreen, an assistant professor of art history at Wheaton College. The Robert Rosenblum Lecture series is supported by donors to the Robert Rosenblum Fund, who are gratefully acknowledged for their generosity.
A reception and exhibition viewing of John Chamberlain: Choices immediately follow.
For tickets, visit guggenheim.org/publicprograms or call the Box Office at 212 423 3587. The program is FREE for students with RSVP. To reserve a student ticket, please e-mail boxoffice@guggenheim.org.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
5th Ave at 89th St
New York City



31. Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, at Human Resources, Los Angeles, March 23

Penny Arcade at Human Resources Chinatown LOS ANGELES

A combination performance and book party for Bad Reputation Performances, Essays, Interview Semiotexte
Friday March 23rd at 8pm 
$8.00 (making performance available to everyone!)
International Performance star Penny Arcade makes a rare appearance in Los Angeles at Chinatown's Human Resources Friday March 23rd 2012
This is Penny Arcade's first performance in LA since 2007 except for a much loved guerilla appearance at Wildness in 2009. Expect an evening of the unexpected by the Queen of Underground Performance.
Combining the anarchy of Lenny Bruce with the pathos of Judy Garland, Penny Arcade is provocative, intellectually stimulating, perceptive and hilariously funny. The List UK

Penny Arcade presents new work in progress, drawing from three new works Longing Lasts Longer, about love and longing, Old Queen about growing up in the Gay counter-culture and Denial of Death Pt 1 about art, ambition and annihilation. There will be three short 5 minute screenings including an excerpt from The Will and Testament of Quentin Crisp, an excerpt on Jack Smith and Academia and one another not yet chosen

In 2010 Semiotexte published Bad Reputation, a hardcover book on the work of Penny Arcade focusing on her autobiographical trilogy La Miseria, Bitch! Dyke!Faghag!Whore! and Bad Reputation, with the full scripts of all three performances plays, various essays on her work and an interview with Native Agent editor Chris Kraus.

Bad Reputation the book will be available $20.
.Penny will be signing books after the performance
Penny Arcade is a writer, poet and performance and theatre artist whose work has always focused on the other, the outsider in society and what brings us together as humans. La Miseria tackles race, class and homophobia, Bad Reputation deals with the art world and entertainment world's comodification of the Bad Girl while rejecting women it deems dangerous,
Bitch!Dyke!Faghag!Whore! is Penny Arcade's Sex and Censorship show which took on the American Culture War as well as the mainstream's view of the Aids Crisis giving a radical queer voice to it and turned the then largely PC art world on its head by becoming a mainstream commercial hit in 20 cities around the world, spearheading the pro sex feminist backlash and leaving the international neo performance art burlesque scene in its wake B!D!F!W! was retired in 1995 after touring for 3 years after an unprecedented year long run in NY For a performance art piece, in 1992-1993.In 2006 B!D!F!W! was presented as the Platinum Feature at LA's OUT FEST and has been in demand again, performing in New York 2007, San Francisco 2009, and Anchorage, Alaska 2011 and opening for an extended run in London in June 2012.




32. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at The Kitchen, March 20, and more

Barbara Rosenthal's video "Dog Recognition" and/or "Secret Codes" will be screened at The Kitchen, NYC, March 20th at 7pm during the book launch for "Emergency Index", the new book published by Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn, documenting Performance Art, including Barbara Rosenthal's "Identity Theft Mask Performance With Button Pins and Provocation Cards." Event location: The Kitchen Center for Video, Music, Dance Performance, Film, and Literature; 512 West 19th Street between 10th-11th Aves; New York, NY 10011; For more info, call: 212-255-5793 or 646-368-5624, or SMS 646-5451-4772. Free. No reservation needed.



33. Liliana Porter, FF Alumn, at Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX, thru March 15

Liliana Porter- "Fragment of of the Cast", Solo exhibition (Photographs and one installation) : March 15 to April 28 at Sicardi Gallery, 2246 Richmond Avenue, Houston, Texas



34. Claire Jeanine Satin, FF Alumn, at 2D Gallery, Maestre, Italy, May, and more

Claire Jeanine Satin will have an exhibition of her Water Books and Judaic Bookworks at the "2D Gallery in Maestre, Italy in May 2012 during her Artist Residency in Venice, Italy. She will also be exhibiting at the "Abecedarian Gallery" , Denver, CO from June 15- July 28 in "Transparent/Opaque 2".



35. Kyle deCamp, FF Alumn, at Eden's Expressway, Manhattan, March 22-23

646 853 6233

THURS- FRI March 22-23
Movement Research at Eden's Expressway
Register at http://www.movementresearch.org/classesworkshops/classdescriptions/?class=workshops

Workshop in Performance
What are we talking about when we focus on "performance"? Consciousness? Being, doing, enacting, responding, connecting? This workshop is designed to expand your knowledge, skills, experience and strategies for performance. Geared for dance practitioners, the work draws on different modes of live performance, across disciplines. The two days are structured around a sequence of explorations, performance, reflective actions and discussion. Please bring in 1-3 minutes of your material for starters.



36. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn, at Space Womb Gallery, LIC, NY, March 24, and more

Performance Art Event

Curated by Peter Grzybowski and Shalom Neuman

Saturday, March 24, 2012, 5 PM

Space Womb Gallery
22-48 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY
917 670 1342

Dan McKereghan
David Rodgers
Krzysztof Zarebski
Rebecca Cunningham
Peter Grzybowski
1 KA
Erik Hokanson
Non Grata
special guests:
The Unbearables - readings
Jim Feast - mc


Sunday, March 25, 2012 6 PM

Lambert Fine Arts
57 Stanton Street
Lower East Side, New York

Carrie Beehan
Brendan Coyle
Erik Hokanson
Non Grata
Kika Von Kluck
Maciej Toporowicz
Shalom Neuman
Krzysztof Zarebski
Shawn Butler
special guest:
Jim Feast - mc




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