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Contents for March 26, 2012

1. Louise Lawler, Robert Mapplethorpe, Richard Prince, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, FF Alumns, in The New York Times, March 22

The New York Times
Inside Art
Published: March 22, 2012


When it comes to Warhol, it would seem that there's very little new to be said. Since his death in 1987 there have been scores of museum and gallery exhibitions here and abroad, dissecting every imaginable aspect of his career. But Marla Prather, a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Mark Rosenthal, an independent curator, have organized "Regarding Warhol: Fifty Artists, Fifty Years," coming to the Met, Sept. 18 through Dec. 31, which they say will give a new twist to Warhol and his work.

"There hasn't been a show about the Warhol effect," said Ms. Prather, who has spent nearly two years interviewing artists about Warhol's influence on them and on contemporary art. The show will include about 45 works by Warhol - paintings, sculpture, photographs and films - and 100 works by roughly 50 other artists.

"There are a lot of voices, which is the point," Ms. Prather said in a telephone interview. "Some are obvious, others more nuanced."

The show will be divided into five sections dealing with themes from Warhol's career. Among the artists included will be Sigmar Polke and Vija Celmins (whose work will speak to the use of everyday images); Cindy Sherman, Alex Katz and Chuck Close (portraiture); Robert Gober, David Hockney and Robert Mapplethorpe (sexual identity); Richard Prince, Louise Lawler and Christopher Wool (appropriation, abstraction and seriality); Polly Apfelbaum and Ryan Trecartin (the embrace of artistic partnerships through filmmaking and magazine publishing).

Besides paintings, drawings and sculptures "Regarding Warhol" will also include album covers, magazines and excerpts from Warhol's early films. "Warhol can be counted as one of the parents of reality television," Ms. Prather said, "with his interested in unscripted films in real time. I think it will be quite a surprise to people. It's a reflection of the diversity of the Warhol enterprise."



2. Rob Andrews, Peter Dobill, FF Alumns, at Exit Art, Manhattan, April 6, and more

Friends and Supporters,

In the coming weeks I will present two new works, a workshop with Peter Dobill, and am participating in one of the shows that closes Exit Art after 30 years of championing the avant-garde.

Tomorrow night, March 23rd from 7-9pm Collective / Performative opens at Exit Art (from their site):, an exhibition and event series focusing on performance practices that require the participation of an audience. The exhibition will include new works by eight commissioned artists and organizations that will utilize Exit Art's space during gallery hours for a public project, as well as an "artist's history" of performance art told by seminal performance artists who have exhibited at Exit Art. A research exhibition that explores the history of collective practices, this exhibition also investigates the importance of the viewer/audience in achieving the work's goals and the role that documentation and new technologies play in the formation of collective strategies.

I am humbled to contribute an interview to the show along with Vito Acconci, FF Alumn, Bruce High Quality Foundation, Boryana Dragoeva, Coco Fusco, FF Alumn, Regina José Galindo, Kate Gilmore, FF Alumn, Orlan, Rafael Sanchez, FF Alumn, Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumn, Cecilia Vicuña, FF Alumn, Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, and others.

Please come out to celebrate Exit Art and this incredible moment for performance as a discipline.

On April 6th, Peter Dobill and I present a workshop at Exit Art as part of Grace Space's Residency for Collective / Performative. Integration Loop will run from 4-6pm and be open to the public. Please come and contribute energy to this work. Peter and I will build a loop. The loop will swell, slow down and die. The loop will raise a spirit. It emerges only because we have blinded themselves, and will be invisible to those who don't enter the loop. In this way, the loop makes the invisible visible.

Directions to Exit Art: http://www.exitart.org/about/contact_us.html


On April 7th, as part of Grace Space's residency at Exit for Collective / Performative I will present a new work, Pioneer Song.

I will carry a package of idols to Exit Art from my home in South Brooklyn, and arrive in the gallery at 5.45pm. When I arrive I will join hands with my brothers and sisters and sing without verbs, and lament the passing of our history, our time, and our bodies. We prepare for the void, and we enter the void.

Please arrive on time. If anyone would like to join me in the walk to the space, please contact me directly for details.

The night includes an insanely talented and diverse group of performers: Peter Dobill, FF Alumn, Anya Liftig, Rafael Sanchez, FF Alumn, Hector Canonge, Elinor Thompson, and Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow curated by Jill and Hoke of Grace Space. This will be a powerhouse of a night and well worth your coming out.

directions to Exit Art: http://www.exitart.org/about/contact_us.html


And finally I will present a new work at Grace Exhibition Space on April 14th at 7pm. This is an extremely exciting collaboration with Valerie Kuehne.

Valerie and I will end the world together and apart and together and apart. The piece is a durational work, but please arrive close to 7, as we cannot anticipate when it will all end.

More information and directions to Grace Space here: http://www.grace-exhibition-space.com/

There will be some workshop and lecture activity during the week, which I'll send information about (all conducted with the great Marni Kotak, who will be performing at Grace the night before me, April 13th!)

Absolutely finally, I am so pleased to share that my work is featured in Emergency Index, and incredible project by pugilist publisher Ugly Duckling Presse. If you want to know what happened in 2011 in performance - this is the ticket, by golly. http://www.uglyducklingpresse.org/catalog/browse/item/?pubID=217

Very exciting!

Hope to see you at one or all of these works.




3. Alina and Jeff Bliumis, FF Alumns, in The Bronx, April 4-June 4

April 4 - June 4, 2012
"New York based husband and wife artist team are offering a painting in exchange for an invitation to a family dinner. Please, email or call for more info."
Alina and Jeff Bliumis are placing a call for participation from Bronx residents via local media and social networking sites starting in April 2012. The artists are hoping for families to respond so they can visit as many homes as possible during April and May 2012. No agenda is set for their conversations and they are open to any discussion that might occur. The artists will create a painting for each occasion. Each painting will be a still life with fruits and "Thank You for Your Dinner!" written in the middle. At the end of each dinner all participants will be seated on a family couch with the painting hung above the couch and a family portrait will be taken by a photographer. The painting will then stay with the family and documentation will be on display at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, April 4 - June 4, 2012. The exhibition will be a show in progress, starting with the call for participation flyer and as dinners happen the resulting photographs will be added to the show.

The artists are basing their project on a simple social exchange: providing a product/painting and in return receiving dinner and company/social interaction. Through this exchange, the artists initiate an unlikely meeting point and a set of conversations, as well as eliminate the numerous steps separating the artist and the audience, artwork and its owner. A Painting for a Family Dinner / Bronx, NY creates a situation in which both initiator and receiver are equal and active participants in the creation of the artwork.

A Painting for a Family Dinner / Bronx, NY is produced by No Longer Empty in connection with This Side of Paradiseexhibition at Andrew Freedman Home, 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx NY, April 4 - June 4, 2012.

This Side of Paradise references the past and reconnects the vision of Andrew Freedman to today's Bronx and its realities. The exhibition and its extensive public programming onsite and offsite will draw together the economic and social history of the Home with the present day realities of the Bronx and its residents. No Longer Empty's core mission is to widen the audience for contemporary art by presenting high-caliber, sitespecific public art exhibitions in the heart of communities. No Longer Empty draws together the vitality of the contemporary art world and the values of community building.

Alina and Jeff Bliumis's practice explores cultural standards, foreignness and national identity through sculptural installations, often placed in communal spaces, which incorporate public dialogue. Their works have been exhibited internationally including the First, Second and Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia), Busan Biennale 2006 (Busan, South Korea), Assab One (Milan, Italy), Castlefield Gallery (London, UK), Andrea Meislin Gallery (New York, USA), Stanislas Bourgain Gallery (Paris, France), Centre d'art Contemporain (Meymac, France), Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland (Cleveland, USA), Bat-Yam Museum (Bat-Yam, Israel), The Jewish Museum (New York, USA) and The Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK).

A Painting for a Family Dinner / Bronx, NY will be on view at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, NY. April 4- June 4, 2012/ 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th St, Bronx, New York 10456 / 718.681.6000

For further information and images please contact Naomi Hersson-Ringskog at press@nolongerempty.org



4. Mona Hatoum, FF Alumn, at ARTER, Istanbul, Turkey, thru May 27

Mona Hatoum
Curator: Emre Baykal
17 March-27 May 2012
ARTER - space for art
Istiklal Caddesi, 211
Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
Tuesday-Thursday, 11-19
Friday-Sunday, 12-20
Admission free.
ARTER is hosting Mona Hatoum's first solo exhibition in Istanbul between 17 March and 27 May 2012. Entitled "You Are Still Here", the exhibition presents more than 30 works dating from the 90s to the present. Hatoum has also spent some time in Istanbul producing a number of new pieces for the exhibition in collaboration with local fabricators and craft workshops.
Mona Hatoum's poetic and political oeuvre is realised in a diverse and often unconventional range of media, including installations, sculpture, video, photography and works on paper. In her work she has determinedly explored a sense of the malaise and unsettledness that permeates our contemporary world.
Borrowing its title from one of Hatoum's early works "You are Still Here" (1994), the exhibition at ARTER opens with an imposing work, Bunker (2011), an installation with six architectural steel structures selected from a larger set of twenty-two. Achieved by the repetition of a single industrial element, the rigidity of the grid pattern in Bunker and the geometrical forms employed in the work, are defaced by cuts, bends and burns. The scale of these modules gives them the appearance of architectural models of a future project, with signs of destruction already built into the plan. Installed on ARTER's ground floor the work is visually accesible from the pedestrian Istiklal Street, the city's main artery for culture and arts, thus transposing an unfamiliar cityscape into the gallery space.
Kapan (2012), an installation created specifically for the exhibition at ARTER, continues Hatoum's interest in the grid and architectural references, this time juxtaposing the roughness of steel reinforcing rods with the sensuousness and fragility of hand blown glass. Kapan, which means trap in Turkish, consists of five structures made of steel, each slightly different in size, yet all scaled to average human height. Combining a solid geometry with imprecise forms, and solidity with fragility, almost welded into each other, the work subtly resonates the vulnerability of the human body-threatened, captured and controlled by power structures-as well as one's own sense of inner exile.
Another work inspired by the location and produced in Istanbul is Shift (2012), a wool carpet on which Hatoum maps the whole world as a danger zone by drawing yellow circles of seismic waves all over its surface and dividing it into slightly shifted segments.
Mona Hatoum was born into a Palestinian family in Beirut, Lebanon in 1952 and now lives and works in London and Berlin. She has participated in numerous important group exhibitions including The Turner Prize (1995), Venice Biennale (1995 and 2005), İstanbul Biennial (1995 and 2011) Documenta XI, Kassel (2002) and Biennale of Sydney (2006). Solo exhibitions include Centre Pompidou, Paris (1994), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (1997), Tate Britain, London (2000), Hamburger Kunsthalle, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Magasin 3, Stockholm (2004) and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2005). Recent exhibitions include Interior Landscape, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice (2009), Witness, Beirut Art Center, Beirut (2010). She is currently the subject of a solo exhibition at Sammlung Goetz in Munich. Hatoum has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Joan Miró Prize and a solo exhibition of her work will be held at Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona in June 2012.
Curated by Emre Baykal, "You Are Still Here" will run until 27 May 2012.
Media Contact
For additional information, images or to request an interview, please contact:
Idil Kartal
T +90 212 243 37 67
M +90 542 216 60 09



5. Mira Schor, FF Alumn, at Marvelli Gallery, Manhattan, opening March 29

I am delighted to invite you to the opening of my exhibition at Marvelli Gallery
The opening reception is Thursday, March 29th, 6-8PM

The show runs through April 28th

March 29 - April 28, 2012, Opening Reception March 29, 6-8PM
526 WEST 26TH ST, 2ND FL
NEW YORK, NY 10001



6. Liliana Porter, FF Alumn, at Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA, thru April 24

Liliana Porter, solo exhibition at Barbara Krakow Gallery, 10 Newbury St. Boston, Mass. March 17- April 24 , 2012.



featuring the work of Louise Bourgeois,
Tara Donovan, Bronlyn Jones & Ellsworth Kelly

both shows run from Saturday, March 17 through Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Liliana Porter's latest exhibition with Barbara Krakow Gallery focuses on the balance between playful narrative and the larger contexts into which the situations, materials and ideas of Porter's work can be used as ways to see more clearly. In the painting, "To Go There III", one is lead to believe a cartoon character made the abstract gestures. The Zen mentality of the levitating rabbit is somehow able to stay out of the mess created below it in "Situation with Levitating Rabbit II". In these works and others, Porter continuously uses intrigue and whimsy as entrances into the great questions of how to be involved, how and why to perceive, and the multiplicity of lives that objects can play, depending upon who, what, when, where, how and why they are used. Please come visit the show to further explore.

The artist will be present for a reception on this Saturday, March 17, 2012 from 3-5 PM.

You can also visit the exhibition on our website:

If you have questions or need more information, please feel free to contact us!

featuring the work of Louise Bourgeois,
Tara Donovan, Bronlyn Jones & Ellsworth Kelly

How a part relates to a whole, the inside to the outside and how similar but different elements can work simulatneously together and separately are the questions that this exhibition presents. While each artist has their own distinct vocabulary, we hope that this exhibition provides connections and conversations between the works.

You can visit the exhibition on our website:

10 Newbury Street Boston Massachusetts 02116
617.262.4490 www.barbarakrakowgallery.com
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 - 5:30

Andrew Witkin
Barbara Krakow Gallery
10 Newbury Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
P - 617 262 4490
F - 617 262 8971
E - awitkin@barbarakrakowgallery.com
URL - www.barbarakrakowgallery.com
Hours: 10 - 5:30 Tuesday - Saturday



7. Elana Katz, FF Alumn, at Gruntalerstrasse 9, Berlin, Germany, April 7

White Me Empty: Berlin Remix

Performance by Elana Katz

7 April, 2012

Grüntalerstraße 9
Berlin- Wedding
S/U: Gesundbrunnen or Pankstrße
Map: http://g.co/maps/55btk

Scheduled to take place on March 15, 2011 in Tokyo Japan, this performance was cancelled due to the earthquake of March 11, 2011 and subsequent nuclear disaster. This is a remix of a never-realized original.

Contact: www.elana-katz.com and www.nikhilchopra.net



8. Linda Montano, FF Alumn, at Saugerties Public Library, NY, March 28




TIME: 4PM-8PM, You are welcome to come for all or part of this program.


4-5pm: Tape 1 of the Spanish classic movie THERESA OF JESU (subtitles)

5-6pm : TAPE 3 of the Spanish classic movie THERESA OF JESU (subtitles)




7:30-8:00 : MY PERSONAL ENCOUNTER WITH TERESA, Linda Mary Montano, Performance Artist

FATHER MATTHEW AZHAKATH O.C.D., PhD, is the former provincial of OCD, Malabar Province in India and is presently the Parochial Vicar of St Francis De Sale's Church in Phoenecia, NY. He has an MA, in Pastoral Theology from Loyola University Chicago: an MA in Pastoral Counseling & Spiritual Direction, and a PhD, in Leadership and Administration from Fordham University.



9. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, now online at www.wpr.org/hereonearth

This Monday, March 26th, Jean Feraca will interview me about my upcoming book, live on her radio show
Here On Earth: Radio Without Borders
4-5 p.m. Eastern Time (3-4 p.m.Central Time, 1-2 p.m. Pacific Time)
After decades on the air, Feraca is retiring this week, so this show, will be one for the ages.

You can listen live, online here:
LINK: Ideas Network of Wisconsin Public Radio

You can call in questions here:
1-877-GLOBE-07 (1-877-456-2307)
Facebook: HereOnEarthShow
Twitter: hereonearthshow

My book, "L Is For Lion: A Bronx Italian Butch Freedom Memoir" is currently in production, being copy edited, at SUNY Albany Press.
The photos are amazing. My parents look like the most beautiful couple in the Bronx, in their beach shots during the 1940's,
and me naked on top of the pyramids, what can I say? It's worth seeing.
The book will be in your hands by Spring 2013.

If you can't listen live, you can listen later. The show will be archived:

I love when you call in with questions.
Call in, tweet-in, facebook-in.
Hit me with your best question, live, on air.





10. Koosil-ja, FF Alumn, at Experimental Intermedia, Manhattan, March 28

I am performing with Geoff Matters this Wednesday. We are trying something new. Please come.

Phill Niblock, curator

Wednesday 28 March 2012
24 Centre Street at Grand, Third Floor, N Y 10013 9pm, 212 431 5127, 431 6430 Koosil-ja and Geoff Matters

www.experimentalintermedia.org and www.XIrecords.org The Thirty-eighth Anniversary of EI performances at 224 Centre Street, The Forty-third Anniversary of the Founding of Experimental Intermedia, the Forty-third Anniversary of the 224 Centre Street loft, and, not least, The Twenty-second Annual Festival with no fancy name, Part Two (or B)



11. Charles Clough, FF Alumn, at the University of Buffalo, NY, opening March 31, and more

Acclaimed Painter and Hallwalls Founder Charles Clough Returns to Buffalo for Series of Art Events, Buffalo, New York

Acclaimed painter and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center founder Charles Clough left Buffalo in 1978 to pursue his art career in New York City. This spring, he proves that you can go home again. The noted postmodern artist will be in town for a series of art events beginning with The Way to Clufffalo, a major, 40-year retrospective of his work at the University at Buffalo Art Gallery. The exhibit opens March 31.

"My life is a poem punctuated by paintings and pictures and those around me. My youthful experience of Buffalo's institutions is responsible for my structure of intentionality," said Clough, who recently opened an art space called Clufffalo at the Hi-Temp Fabrication Building at 79 Perry Street in Buffalo's burgeoning canalside area.
In addition to displaying his work in Buffalo, Clough is here to share his experience. He will be participating in lectures and panel discussions and leading local groups in various painting exercises, including his "arena painting" (or group painting) method. Clough will also be serving as a juror for this year's Echo Art Fair at the Larkin Center of Commerce in Buffalo, July 7-8.

The Way to Clufffalo, University at Buffalo Art Gallery, March 31-May 19, 2012. A 40-year retrospective of Charles Clough's work, curated by Sandra Q. Firmin. Opening reception, Saturday, March 31, 6-8 p.m., University at Buffalo Art Gallery, 201 Center for the Arts, Buffalo, NY 14260-6000, 716-645-6913, www.ubartgalleries.org.

Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-garde in the 1970s, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, March 30-July 8, 2012. Works by Charles Clough are included in this major exhibition curated by Heather Pesanti. Members' opening reception, Thursday, March 29, 6-8 p.m., Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222, 716-882-8700, www.albrightknox.org.
Associated Events

Arena Painting Workshops, Clufffalo Studio, March 26¬-28, noon to 3 p.m. each day. Charles Clough to lead workshops for students from University at Buffalo painting professor George Hughes' Professional Practices course. Clufffalo Studio, Hi-Temp Fabrication Building, 79 Perry Street, Buffalo, NY.

Symposium on the Avant-garde in Buffalo in the 1970s, April 14-15, 5:30 pm each day. Event jointly organized by Jonathan D. Katz, director of the University at Buffalo's Visual Studies Department and Heather Pesanti, curator at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Keynote address by Molly Nesbit and panel discussion featuring Charles Clough, Bruce Jackson, Sarah Evans, Ellen Carey, Renee Levine-Packer, Robert Buck, and Bruce Jenkins.

"The Way to Clufffalo," Buffalo State College Bacon Award Speaker Series lecture, Monday, April 16, 7 p.m., Burchfield Penney Art Center Auditorium. Charles Clough presents an illustrated 40-year report on his life and art. Presented by Buffalo State's Visual Arts Board and funded by the Bacon Award Speaker Series. Burchfield Penney Art Center, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222, 716-878-6011, www.burchfieldpenney.org.

"Modernism in the Paintings of Charles Clough," University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Thursday, April 26, noon-1 pm. Holly E. Hughes, curator for the collection, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, discusses the legacy of modernism in the paintings of Charles Clough. University at Buffalo Art Gallery, 201 Center for the Arts, Buffalo, NY 14260-6000, 716-645-6913, www.ubartgalleries.org.

Archeological dig performance, University at Buffalo Art Gallery, Thursday, May 17, 6-8 p.m. The Theoretical Archeology Group Conference (May 17-20) will present an archeological dig performance in which Charles Clough dissects some 30 to 40 layers of cover paper from a worktable used at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center from 1975-78. University at Buffalo Art Gallery, 201 Center for the Arts, Buffalo, NY 14260-6000, 716-645-6913, www.ubartgalleries.org.

Public Arena Painting, University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery Parking Lot, Saturday, May 19, 1-3 p.m. Charles Clough guides a group art-making session to produce a mural-size painting using his "Big Finger" tools during a Parking Lot Paint Party. University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery, One Martha Jackson Place, Buffalo, NY 14214, 716-829-3754, www.ubartgalleries.org.

Charles Clough was born in Buffalo, New York in 1951. He established his studio in 1971 and founded Hallwalls Center for Contemporary Art with Robert Longo, FF Alumn, and Cindy Sherman, FF Alumn, in Buffalo in 1974. His art has been exhibited in over 60 solo and over 150 group exhibitions throughout North America and Europe and is included in the permanent collections of over 70 museums. Noted collectors Herbert and Dorothy Vogel amassed more than 600 of Clough's paintings. Nearly 400 of those works reside in the collection of the University at Buffalo Art Gallery. Clough resides in Westerly, Rhode Island, with his wife, book designer Liz Trovato.
Photos/Multimedia Assets Available.
Charles Clough



12. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, at Last Rites Gallery, Manhattan, thru April 18, and more

Isabel Samaras in art exhibits in New York and Los Angeles

You've got two chances on opposite coasts to check out shows specially curated by Gary Pressman:

"Dark Pop IV" at Last Rites Gallery in New York, asks artists to create work that is truly Dark Art, challenging them to "let go of the light and allow the dark to thrive." Samaras presents a Beauty & Beast diptych "Historia Animalia," depicting chimerical mutations of Kate Moss and Michael Jackson.

Copro Gallery in Santa Monica celebrates the 18th anniversary of Juxtapoz magazine. "Created as a response to the dominant critical aesthetic of the New York art scene, the magazine aligned itself with Surrealist traditions of figurative art, contemporary pop culture, and the graphic tradition of EC comic books, psychedelic rock posters, sideshow freak banners, and Zap comics, giving voice to a generation of artists." (MOMA review) Samaras' painting "By The Light of the Silvery Moon" portrays in French Baroque style a comical moment of romantic moonlit revelation for The Wolfman.

"Dark Pop IV" thru April 8th
Last Rites Gallery
511 W. 33rd St. (btwn 10th & 11th Aves)
NY, NY 10011

"Juxtapoz Turns 18" thru April 14th
Copro Gallery
Bergamot Art Complex
2525 Michigan Ave T5
Santa Monica, CA 90404



13. Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver, Deb Margolin, Stacy Makishi, FF Alumns, at LaMaMa, Manhattan, April 18-23

33 x 3, a Split Britches reunion with Peggy Shaw Lois Weaver and Deb Margolin. From April 18-22, Split Britches will be occupying La MaMa, reminding us of our shared histories and our equal stakes in the future

Split Britches has been up and running along side and sometimes with La Mama for 33 of her 50 years. During these 33 years, the 3 members of the company have collaborated in trio, performed in duets and flown solo. For La Mama's Anniversary, Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver and Deb Margolin are coming back together and coming home, bringing with them a weekend of new progeny, old perspectives, a few proposals and some porch sitting. Events include performances by Stacy Makishi and Desiree Burch; a Retro-Perspective by Lois Weaver and Peggy Shaw; a durational At Home with Weaver, Shaw and Deb Margolin as well as a Long Table on the Past and a Porch Meeting for the Future.

For weekend schedule see our website splitbritches.org or LaMama.org
The weekend program includes:
Wednesday and Thursday April 18th and 19th 7 and 8:30 pm
Progeny, a double-bill showcasing Stacy Makishi and Desiree Birch.
Stacy Makishi, an artist long-championed by Lois and Peggy, works in diverse disciplines, often in poetry, theatre, film and visual art and is returning to La MaMa with The Making of Bull: A True Story. Inspired by the Coen brothers' film FARGO, it is about what's real and what's fake and about how we make art and how our art makes us. http://www.stacymakishi.com
Desiree Birch, who considers Deb her 'artistic foremother', works with a combination of comedy, poetry, sex and card games to create 52 Man Pickup, directed by Isaac Byrne. This hypersexual feminist memoir is a game of "go fish" through her deck of unadulterated encounters with firemen, construction workers, pirates, artists, teachers, rockers, bartenders, male cheerleaders and more! http://desireeburch.com/solo-shows/52manpickup/

Friday and Saturday April 20th and 21st 7:30 pm
Retro Perspectives with Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver
Retro Perspective is a performed compilation of Weaver and Shaw's greatest hits. It features a medley of work that has made the politics of gender and sexuality and the humour of human relations assessable to all ages and persuasions for the last 30 years.

Saturday April 20th 3-5 Long-Table on Lineages and Legacies
The Long Table is a performance installation of a dinner party that experiments with a format of public engagement that encourages informal conversation on serious subjects and on diverse issues such as performance art, social engagement, and human rights. This special Long Table will engage in conversation on the lineages and legacies of Split Britches work from 1980 to present. Some special guests may include members of Hot Peaches, Spiderwoman and Wow. All Welcome.

Sunday April 22, 1-4 At Home with Peg, Deb and Lo with Peggy Shaw Lois Weaver and Deb Margolin
Sunday afternoon, Peggy Deb and Lois will be stripped down and personal and AT HOME in the first floor theatre of La Mama for a causal afternoon of good memories, some half remembered stories, fragments of scripts, old costumes and props, video clips and a few songs. Feel free to come anytime between 1-4. They are taking requests.

Sunday April 23 7:30 A Porch Meeting for the Future with Peggy Shaw Lois Weaver and Deb Margolin
Finally, Split Britches ask you to join them Sunday evening 22nd April to discuss proposals for a future. Conversation may, but won't necessarily include, apparent fix-all solutions, slamming prognoses and sharing stories and ideas for how to make it a happy one from here-on-out. It will be a celebration of what the future might be. Hosted by Lesbian Performance Artist, Tammy WhyNot,



14. Lynn Cazabon, FF Alumn, at Old Stone House, Washington Park, Brooklyn, opening April 5

Lynn Cazabon will display work in the group exhibition Brooklyn Utopias: Park Space, Play Space. For the exhibition, Cazabon took a set of images around the perimeter of the Washington Park/JJ Byrne site in which the Old Stone House sits, focusing in particular on wild (uncultivated) plants at the border areas where the park meets the surrounding urban environment. These images are part of her ongoing project Uncultivated, a multi-faceted representation of urban landscapes. Each image in the project has a corresponding webpage on which all the plants are identified and information is provided about them, including their place of origin, habitat, and history. Cazabon will display two prints in the exhibition and all the images can be found on the project website http://uncultivated.info.

Old Stone House and Washington Park
336 3rd St (between 4th and 5th Avenues, Brooklyn) Opening reception: Thurs April 5, 7:30-9:30 Exhibition dates: April 5 - June 24
Hours: Thursday & Friday, 4 pm - 6 pm/Saturday & Sunday 11 am - 4 pm http://brooklynutopias.wordpress.com/upcoming-exhibition-brooklyn-utopias-park-space-play-space/



15. Sol LeWitt, FF Alumn, at Centre Pompidou-Metz, France, thru July 29

Centre Pompidou-Metz
Exhibition # 5
Sol LeWitt.
Wall Drawings from 1968 to 2007
7 March 2012-29 July 2013

Centre Pompidou-Metz
1, parvis des Droits-de-l'Homme
CS 90490
57020 Metz Cedex 1, France


Centre Pompidou-Metz presents the largest retrospective ever shown in Europe of Sol LeWitt wall drawings.

Conceived in close collaboration with the LeWitt Collection (Chester, Connecticut), the exhibition at Centre Pompidou-Metz features thirty-three black-and-white works spanning the artist's entire career. The retrospective reflects both the extraordinary consistency of LeWitt's systematic explorations and the remarkable diversity of his revolutionary practice.

The American conceptual artist (1928-2007) created some 1200 wall drawings between 1968 and 2007, developing mainly serial and modular systems through a vocabulary of abstract geometric forms. The first wall drawings explore in pencil combinations of straight lines in four directions, a form LeWitt would return to throughout his career. He then progressively introduced numerous variations: not straight lines, broken lines, grids; simple figures: arcs, circles, triangles, etc. and complex figures, loops, pyramids and "forms derived from a cube". From pencil and crayon to India ink, acrylic paint, and graphite, the variety of materials used by LeWitt is equally demonstrated throughout the exhibition.

The making of the wall drawings at Centre Pompidou-Metz has been the occasion of an exceptional collaboration with professional drafters trained by the LeWitt studio, local artists, and more than 60 students from local art and architecture schools.

Béatrice Gross, New York

Exhibition Design:
Cécile Degos, Paris

Sol LeWitt. Colors
June 21 to October 14, 2012

In partnership with the Centre Pompidou-Metz, M-Museum in Leuven (Belgium) presents a chromatic counterpart to the retrospective in black and white, which features over twenty wall drawings in color.

Curators: Eva Wittocx (Chief-Curator, M-Museum) and Béatrice Gross (Independent curator, New York) www.mleuven.be.

June 1 to September 2, 2012

Sol LeWitt. Wall Drawings from 1968 to 2007 is also part of a cross-boarder initiative entitled MONO. Simultaneously presenting solo shows by contemporary artists, MONO unites fifteen modern and contemporary art venues in Luxembourg, Lorraine (France) and Saarland (Germany).

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May 26-September 24, 2012
This exhibition addresses the theme of artistic creation in wartime.

1917 stands out for the extreme diversity of its artistic production. The exhibition sets out to convey this diversity by mapping the various positions of the artists relative to the battlefront. Taking their place alongside the masters are the amateur artists who felt the need to respond to the trials of war through creative expression such as trench art.

As one of the highlights, 1917 presents, in an exceptional staging, Picasso's largest work: the stage curtain for the ballet Parade, last shown in 2004 in Hong Kong and its first showing in France in over twenty years.

Claire Garnier, Curator, Centre Pompidou-Metz
Laurent Le Bon, Curator, Director of the Centre Pompidou-Metz

In 2013, the Centre Pompidou-Metz is organizing a second exhibition dedicated to LeWitt, this time featuring an unprecedented ensemble culled from his personal collection including over 250 artworks and documents by LeWitt and numerous other artists. Centre Pompidou-Metz' two-fold project will thus reflect LeWitt's extraordinary career not only as a prolific artist but also as an insatiable collector.

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16. Alice Hutchins, FF Alumn, at Jane Deering Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA, opening April 4

Magnetic Force, by Alice Hutchins, FF Alumn, will be exhibited at Jane Deering Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA from April 3-29, 2012. for complete information please visit www.janedeeringgallery.com

Alice Hutchins: magnetic force
April 3-29, 2012
Opening reception April 4, 6-8 PM
The Jane Deering gallery is pleased to present Alice Hutchins: magnetic force, early works from the 60s through the early 80s, including paintings, drawings and magnetic constructs. A series of events celebrate Alice Hutchins’ (1916-2009) life and work including a talk on April 4, 6-8 pm by Anette G. Kubitza, art historian, PH.D, on April 13th the presentation transformables, a show of the magnetic force, by Merrily Peebles, curator for the Alice Hutchins Collection and on April 20th People Magnets, an interactive human installation and performance created by artists Elizabeth Folk and Patrick Melroy. A closing happening on April 27th will highlight a viewing of Try it Out, an animation by John Houchin with original music by Dick Dunlap.

Alice Hutchins, an American based in Paris between 1950 and 1980, began her artistic career there as a painter at the age of 40. Critical to her artistic development was her inclusion in a group of avant-garde artists, musicians and poets in Paris in the 60s and her involvement in the Fluxus movement in the latter part of that decade. In 1967, prior to her first stay in New York, Hutchins began experimenting with three-dimensional magnetic work and involving the viewer as participant. She soon abandoned painting to devote her full attention to magnetic, transformable, interactive work—collaboration among the magnetic field, the art viewer-as player, and herself. For Hutchins freedom to change was central to her life and work. This principle pushed and dissolved art boundaries allowing the participant to discover the possibilities of a piece through direct experience.

In 2009, the last year of her life, she was included in Inventing Marcel Duchamp: The Dynamics of Portraiture at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian and in the year long permanent collection show elles@centrepompidou at Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Alice was featured in the issue of Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory v. 19, no. 3, (November 2009): 411-432. Kathy O’Dell “In the Field with Alice Hutchins.” And she was shown in the front room at D’Amelio Terras gallery in Chelsea, as part of Tables and Chairs where she was reviewed in the New York Times, July 24, 2009. The Jane Deering Gallery honors Hutchins’ relevance to the spirit of Pacific Standard Time, art 1945-1980, and to the zeitgeist of 1960s California art developments.



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