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1. Peter Downsbrough, FF Alumn, at Laure Genillard, London, UK, April 7-May 28
LAURE GENILLARD, 2 HANWAY PLACE, LONDON W1T 1HB
PRIVATE VIEW FRID 6 APRIL 6 - 8 PM
EXHIBITION DATES 7TH APRIL - 26 MAY 2012
Opened by appointment on Thur / Frid / Sat. 2 - 6 PM. Tel + 44 (0) 207 323 2327
Laure Genillard, email@example.com, mob + 44 77 96 156 805, Hana Noorali,
firstname.lastname@example.org, Lynton Talbot, Lynton@rungallery.co.uk , mob + 44 7771 904 706
Laure Genillard is very pleased to present Peter Downsbrough (1940, New Brunswick, N.J. USA) who has been based in Belgium since 1989 and very present in New York's
Conceptual art period of the late 60's, having studied architecture and art. His material deals primarily with space, as in its volume and height. 'The underlying structure
of spaces and the manner in which they are perceived and moved through, are some issues that Downsbrough's work explores recurrently and meticulously' (Anna Manubens - Chelsea Space).
Using uncomplicated means, a few marked black lines on the walls with adhesive tape or
verticals lines suspended from the ceiling by way of aluminium tubes (Pipes) plus the use of words, barely decipherable because of having been sliced in half, the work brings a precise separation in the viewer's reading of the space and how it is perceived. Language being an important component of the work, it enters with a cryptic presence, a few words here and there, positioned on the vertical lines, like an underscore. Words are sitespecifically pertinent, often chosen from prepositions and prefixes (such as OR, AROUND, FOR, AS, IF etc.). Through an on-going investigation of language and constructed space, Peter stays true to simple principles of Conceptual and Minimal art, using one (or two) materials, in this case metal tubes and adhesive tape and with very little in fact, he makes the viewer somehow more conscious of his own presence in the room thus solving any questions the work proposes.
Peter Downsbrough has exhibited widely in Europe and America since the 70's, in the UK at Jack Wendler's gallery in 1973 and last November at Chelsea Space. Selected recent museums exhibitions include 'The Fifth Column', curated by Moritz Kung at Secession in Vienna, 2011,'In Other Words', Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College, Cork (IR), 2011, Platform3, Munich, 2011, 'Construction in process. 'The Community that came?', Museum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland, 2011,''Some Cities''and ''Modèles 2'', Mamco, Geneva, 2010.
2. Mitzi Humphrey, FF Alumn, at art6 Gallery, Richmond, VA, April 6
FF Alumn Mitzi Humphrey will be showing one six-panel encaustic, etching and collage installation "In Another Dimension" and "Inside Figure 7" a sculpture of papier mache, acrylic, plexiglass, and photocopy transparency in DISGUISED, the April exhibition curated by Helene Ruiz of The Urban Individualists at art6 Gallery, 6 East Broad St., Richmond, Virginia, 23219.
First Friday ArtWalk reception 5-10, April 6. Also exhibiting will be Puerto Rican artist/mask maker Juan Carlos Suazo, art6 members, and numerous artists from among the WHINO G40 muralist competitors, now creating murals throughout downtown Richmond.
3. Alan Sondheim, FF Alumn, releases new record
ALAN SONDHEIM, AZURE CARTER, HELENA ESPVALL, NEW RELEASE ON FIRE MUSEUM!
We're pleased to announce two new vinyl releases on the Fire Museum label!
The first one is Cauldron by Alan Sondheim, Helena Espvall & Azure Carter.
The other is Circle of Crosses by Dora Bleu, Tom Carter and Sam Shalabi.
These releases are domestically produced 140 gram vinyl, housed in an
offset printed cover with j-card style obi. These are split releases with
Tequila Sunrise Records. From the write ups:
Cauldron - Cauldron deals out a three of cups: Alan Sondheim, a pioneer of
mystical ear-tweak and sci-fi sonic ritual sound, chamber-improv gypsy
cellist Helena Espvall, and eco-trance singer Azure Carter? thrice to
thine and thrice to mine, and thrice again, to make up nine. Channeling
the ghosts of Opal Whiteley and Lou Harrison, Cauldron conjures the
scratch and shush of the Big Bang out of wood, wind and cat-gut. Whenever
you listen to it, this album is always over too soon, just like life. Fire
Museum and Tequila Sunrise Records deal out a two of pentacles: not to get
all ?Yankee Candle? here, but we only made 250 of these, so grab one
before they melt away like chemtrails in the sunset sky,
http://www.museumfire.com/cauldron.htm $24.98 North America/$34.98 Rest of
the world (includes postage).
Please consider purchasing this! It's beautiful! It's new! It's getting airplay! You'll be helping support a small recording company and musicians directly!
Circle of Crosses - Fire Museum (39.955117?N 75.161240?W) and Tequila Sunrise Records (39.969203?N 75.14505?W) present this gathering of guitar-driven emanations, the first side leafy, lyrical and acoustic, the second side an astringent application of electric gnarl. Circle of Crosses brings together folk pythia Dora Bleu (guitar and vocal) with psych-improv wizards Sam Shalabi and Tom Carter (guitars and other instruments). It links Tripoli (32?548N 13?119E) to Washington D.C (38?5342.4N 77?0212.0W) and Houston (29?4546N 95?2259W), not to mention Mile End (45?3130N 73?3500W) to Louvain-la-Neuve (50? 40 4 N, 4? 36 42 E). Consider these songs map coordinates for safe-houses from das brew ltigensein, a set of precise locales for ecstasy, atheist shrines, or open spaces for reverie in the forgotten recesses of the planetary connectome.
http://www.museumfire.com/circle.htm $24.98 North America $34.98 Reat of
the world (includes postage).
4. Julie Ault, FF Alumn, at Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale on Hudson, NY, opening April 29
Center for Curatorial Studies
Seven new exhibitions opening in April
Center for Curatorial Studies
April 29-May 27
Sunday, April 29, 1-4pm
Beginning in March, the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) presented 14 exhibitions and projects, including work by more than 25 leading and emerging contemporary artists such as Nina Katchadourian, Joachim Koester, Timur Si-Qin, and Danh Vo, all curated by second-year students. Presented in two groups, these projects focus on diverse concepts and themes and represent an international body of artists working in a variety of media. These exhibitions are the culmination of the students' work for the master's degree.
Exhibitions and Projects in the second group are:
Curated by Helga Just Christoffersen
Motivated by the early discussions around the artist PhD in the US, Practice Revised expounds the potentials of an artist PhD as well as its relevance to curatorial practice.
Artist: Jutta Koether
Curated by Jenny Jaskey
Jutta Koether continues Mad Garland with paintings and a book launch.
A LIKENESS HAS BLISTERS
Artists: Aki Sasamoto and Agnes Martin
Curated by Leora Morinis
Bringing together performance, sculpture, film, text, and cooking, A LIKENESS HAS BLISTERS explores the form, logic, and capacity of metaphor in and through the work of Aki Sasamoto and Agnes Martin, and within the structure of the exhibition itself.
The myth is neither bad nor good, its potentials are unlimited
Artist: Donna Huanca
Curated by Andrew Rebatta
The myth is neither bad nor good, its potentials are unlimited is a sound-installation by Donna Huanca in the context of her Incan-Andean ancestry, questions of subjectivity, and the sonic legacy of Afrofuturism.
Artists: Joachim Koester, Janice Kerbel
Curated by Robin Selk
An acid western
Katja Novitskova and Timur Si-Qin
Artists: Katja Novitskova and Timur Si-Qin
Curated by Agatha Wara
Adopting the language of global advertising and offering acute reflections on what it means to live under today's historical conditions, Katja Novitskova and Timur Si-Qin present images, objects, and texts that address our contemporary state of conflation: the value transitions between the biological and the cultural, from information into matter.
Artist: Danh Vo with Julie Ault and James Benning
Curated by Amy Zion
Woe to him who says to the wood, "Awaken!"; to the dumb stone, "Arise!" Shall it teach? Behold it is overlaid with gold and silver, and no spirit is within it.
Student-curated projects at CCS Bard are made possible with support from the Rebecca and Martin Eisenberg Student Exhibition Fund; the Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg Family Foundation; the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation; the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation; the Board of Governors of the Center for Curatorial Studies; and by the Center's Patrons, Supporters, and Friends. Additional support is provided by the Monique Beudert Award Fund.
The CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art at Bard College are open Wednesday through Sunday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. All CCS Bard exhibitions and programs are free and open to the public.
Free chartered bus from New York City for the opening. For reservations call 845.758.7598, or write email@example.com
Please visit our website, www.bard.edu/ccs for all related programming.
Also on view:
Matters of Fact
Hessel Museum of Art
March 18-May 27
Matters of Fact revisits a number of key encounters from the institutional history of the Hessel Museum: between collector and artist, curator and exhibition, art and art history.
A curatorial collaboration with Tom Eccles, Suzy M. Halajian, Marieluise Hessel, Nathan Lee, Alicia Ritson, and Kelly Taxter.
For more information, please call CCS Bard at 845.758.7598, write firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.bard.edu/ccs.
About the Center for Curatorial Studies
The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) is an exhibition, education, and research center dedicated to the study of art and curatorial practices from the 1960s to the present day.
In addition to the CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art, the Center houses the Marieluise Hessel Collection, as well as an extensive library and curatorial archives that are accessible to the public. The Center's two-year M.A. program in curatorial studies is specifically designed to deepen students' understanding of the intellectual and practical tasks of curating contemporary art. Exhibitions are presented year-round in the CCS Bard Galleries and Hessel Museum of Art, providing students with the opportunity to work with world-renowned artists and curators. The exhibition program and the Hessel Collection also serve as the basis for a wide range of public programs and activities exploring art and its role in contemporary society.
Founded in 1990, the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College opened its doors in 1992. Celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2012, CCS Bard will present a series of exhibitions by students as well as a roster of international artists working in a range of practices.
Center for Curatorial Studies and
Hessel Museum of Art
Bard College, PO Box 5000
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000
5. Susan Bee, Maureen Connor, Mira Schor, FF Alumns, at The New School for Design, Manhattan, April 5
Art Practice, Activism, and Pedagogy: Some Feminist Views
Conference April 5, 9AM-4PM
Parsons The New School for Design Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall
55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor, New York, NY
The conference will consider feminist art as a zone of multi-disciplinary art production associated with a radical critique of gendered power relations in society. The women artists participating will speak about their current work, their history within feminism, and the relevance of feminist identification and communities to their creative endeavors. They will discuss what it means to be a feminist artist today within an extended range of diverse political engagement. Speakers include Susan Bee, A. K. Burns, Audrey Chan, Maureen Connor, Andrea Geyer, Caitlin Rueter & Suzanne Stroebe, Ulrike Müller, and Mira Schor. The conference concludes the first MFA Advanced Practice course in Feminist Art taught by Mira Schor.
This event is FREE: no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served
*9AM Brief introductory remarks
*Group 1 (start time as close to 9:15 as possible)
A.K. Burns, Andrea Geyer, Maureen Connor
*Group 2 (morning)
Susan Bee, Ulrike Müller, Mira Schor
Caitlin Martin-Rueter & Suzanne Stroebe (collaborative+individual presentation), Audrey Chan
Further information on the participants:
Susan Bee is a painter, editor, teacher, and book artist, living in New York City. Bee is represented by Accola Griefen Gallery and A.I.R. Gallery in New York. Bee teaches at the Art Criticism and Writing MFA Program at the School of Visual Arts and at the University of Pennsylvania. Bee has collaborated with a number of major poets including Adrienne Rich and Johanna Drucker. She is coeditor of M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online. http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/bee
A.K. Burns is an artists and compulsive collaborator who lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Burns uses sculpture, video, collage and performed social actions to play with tropes, pervert meaning and exploit the shape things are given and take. Burns is a founding member and co-organizer of the activist group W.A.G.E. (Working Artists and the Greater Economy), and co-editor of RANDY, an annual trans-feminist arts magazine. Burns has recently shown at the Hessel Museum of Art, NY; the Sculpture Center, NY and TAG, the Hague, Netherlands. Burns' collaborative work with A.L. Steiner, a feature length video entitled Community Action Center was released in 2010 and was recently screened at MoMA. Burns currently has a solo show at Callicoon Fine Arts, NY. http://akburns.net/index.html
Audrey Chan is a Los Angeles-based artist, writer, and educator whose multidisciplinary work addresses civic discourse, rhetoric, and the feminist construct of "the personal is political." Chan co-organized Exquisite Acts & Everyday Rebellions: 2007 CalArts Feminist Art Project, a collective and inter-generational investigation of contemporary feminist art practice. In 2011, she published her first book, Conseil juridique et artistique / Legal and Artistic Counsel, which explores the promiscuous relationship between art and politics in French law. Recently, Chan and Elana Mann presented a large-scale performance work "Myths of Rape" (2012), a reinterpretation of Leslie Labowitz-Starus' "Myths of Rape" (1977) for Suzanne Lacy's "Three Weeks in January" project (presented by LACE and the Getty's Pacific Standard Time initiative). Other projects include include a video meditation on the Iraq War and the legacy of Maya Lin and performances as Judy Chicago's Chinese-American doppelganger. http://www.audreychan.net
Maureen Connor is a visual artist whose work combines elements of installation, video, design, human resources and social justice. As part of a collective, the Institute for Wishful Thinking, she is currently artist in residence for the United States Government (self declared). Since 2000 she has been developing Personnel, a series of interventions concerned with the workplace, which explore the attitudes, needs and desires of the staff at various organizations. Personnel and related projects have been produced for a diverse group of venues that include Periferic 8 Biennial for Contemporary Art, Romania, the Department of Art and Design, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2008, Wyspa Art Institute, Gdansk, Poland,2004-7; Tapies Foundation, Barcelona, 2003; and the Queens Museum of Art, New York, 2001 among others. She is a Professor of Art at Queens College, CUNY and is currently Co-Director (with Gregory Sholette) of a new program Social Practice Queens in collaboration with the Queens Museum of Art, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. http://www.maureenconnor.net
Andrea Geyer uses both fiction and documentary strategies in her image and text based works. Recent works include "Comrades of Times" a series of video vignettes in which young women embody texts originating in the Weimar Republic invoking a political Imaginary that resonates strongly with the current political climate; "Criminal Case 40/61: Reverb," a six-channel video engaging the historic trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem (1961) and the questions it raised about the relationship of truth and justice and about the responsibility an individual carries within a nation state. She has shown in work in recent months in a solo show at Galerie Thomas Zander in Cologne, at Peter Blum Gallery and Art in General, New York and was part of Performa 11 with the CSRT readings at MoMA. Andrea Geyer has published two artist's books: Audrey Munson, The Queen of the Artists' Studios (Art In General/New York) and Spiral Lands / Chapter 1 (Koenig Books/London). Geyer is Assistant Professor of fine ARts, New Genres at Parsons The New School for Design. http://www.andreageyer.info
Ulrike Müller is an Austrian born artist based in New York City.Recent solo exhibitions include the Cairo Biennial (2010), Steinle Contemporary, Munich, Germany (2010), and Artpace, San Antonio, Texas (2010). Her work has been included in many group exhibitions, including Ecstatic Resistance, X Initiative, New York, New York (2009-10); Sonic Episodes: An Evening of Audio Works, Dia Art Foundation at the Hispanic Society, New York, New York (2009); 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her, Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2008); and Unmonumental Audio at the New Museum, New York (2008). She is the editor of Work the Room, A Handbook on Performance Strategies (OE/b_books, 2006), from 2005-2008 was a member of the queer feminist collective LTTR, and currently serves as faculty for Vermont College of Fine Arts' low-residency MFA in Visual Arts program. http://um.encore.at/
Caitlin Rueter is a Canadian-born artist living in New York City. Rueter is an interdisciplinary artist whose work draws on historical texts and artifacts. A Feminist Tea Party, with her collaborator Suzanne Stroebe, is a performance and participatory project that has been ongoing since early 2010. Rueter and Stroebe have brought their project Winkleman Gallery, the 2011 CAA Conference with the Women's Caucus for Art, exhibited their project in conjunction with Pacific Standard Time at Pomona College Museum of Art in 2011. Rueter had a solo exhibition at bildkultur gallerie in Stuttgart, Germany in 2011 and is represented by O'Born Contemporary in Toronto. Her work has been reviewed in The Huffington Post, Stuttgarter Zeitung, and Bitch Magazine, among other publications. Together with Suzanne Stroebe, her writing has been published in M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online and NYFA Current. http://www.caitlinrueter.com/
Suzanne Stroebe is is an interdisciplinary artist; her practice encompasses drawing, sculpture, installation and performance. . She received her MFA from Parsons the New School for Design in 2009. A Feminist Tea Party, with her collaborator Caitlin Rueter, is a performance and participatory project that has been ongoing since early 2010. She was awarded the Ellen Hoffman Memorial Fellowship at SOHO20 Gallery in Chelsea, where she will have a solo exhibition in early 2013. Her work has been written about in The Huffington Post, ArtInfo, Art Critical, and Bitch Magazine among other publications. http://www.suzannestroebe.com/
Mira Schor is a painter and writer living in New York City. In both painting and writing, Schor's areas of interest include the gendered production of art history, the analysis and praxis of painting in contemporary culture, and the relationship between political and conceptual concerns with the materiality of expression. Schor is represented by CB1 Gallery in LA and Marvelli Gallery in New York where her exhibition of recent paintings, Mira Schor: "Voice" and "Speech," opens March 29 and will be on view through April 2012. She has collaborated with Susan Bee on the artist's journal M/E/A/N/I/N/G since 1986. Schor is the author of Wet: On Painting, Feminism and Art Culture and A Decade of Negative Thinking: Essays on Art, Politics, and Daily Life and the editor of The Extreme of the Middle: Writings of Jack of Tworkov. She is Associate Teaching Professor in Fine Arts MFA at Parsons School of Design. http://www.miraschor.com
6. Elly Clarke, FF Alumn, current projects
Dear Friends & family,
I hope you're well. I write about three things: Oscar Wilde; Melbourne & BIRMINGHAM /
a. (Oscar Wilde) I'm participating in this project that is part of Fierce Festival, running from tomorrow until Easter Saturday, where I am a book: http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/time-has-fallen-asleep-in-the-afternoon-sunshine/. You can reserve me and come and read me. I am The Happy Prince and half of The Nightingale and The Rose - but by the end of the run should have nailed that second story too. I was on BBC West Midlands radio yesterday to talk about this. It's been an excellent way to learn to build up trust once again with my memory. And will serve as great ammunition for keeping fast growing babies quiet when babysitting times are upon me. (hehe).
b. (Melbourne) My mission to Oz has transformed from taking WUNDERKAMMER there into a solo show of my own work at Techno Park Studios: http://www.technoparkstudios.com/ I am going to show The George Richmond Project, Moscow to Beijing, A Slide Show by.... and other projects. I am still trying to raise a few beans to help me with the cost of the flights & basic needs whilst there. So if you fancy supporting a not earning much but working v hard artist mate/relative of your's, your help would be most appreciated. Link to fund raising thingie is here: http://www.indiegogo.com/clarkegallery. I have also a bit stash of Richmond portraits to see there - belonging to a family that is also descended from Richmond. So I'll get to meet some distant relatives at the same time and to go further on the project.
c. My project at the mac is still ongoing, with part 2 'BIRMINGHAM / ' launching on 14th April - incase you're in the area. Or you can keep abreast of works as they sell like hot cakes (!) here: http://www.clarkegallery.de/index.php?/current/allotment---10-plots--mac/ You can also buy them online if you so wish. Am finding some v interesting artists in this city so I'm excited.
Hope you're all well and to see you soon. For some Oscar Wilde or Other Stories.
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** current exhibition: BERLIN / from BERLIN / BIRMINGHAM / BEYOND at mac birmingham. Buy art and get to choose the next work to be displayed. **
** help me take a solo show to Techno Park Studios in Melbourne, Australia in May: http://www.indiegogo.com/clarkegallery **
7. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, at Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, Manhattan, April 6-7
April 6 & 7 a monologue based on the Magdalene Laundries.
"The Magdalene Laundries" Over a period of 150 years, approximately 30,000 women were forced to work in the Catholic convent-run Magdalene Laundries of Ireland doing penance through the symbolic labor of laundering. Artist Cheryl Parry collaborates with choreographer/dancer Mary-Clare McKenna, and playwright/actor LuLu LoLo for an art installation, film, dance, and monologue to explore this tragedy. Dancers include Janet Aisawa, with Kristin Hatleberg, Muriel Ote , & Emily Winkler. Funding has been made possible by The Puffin Foundation.
Dates: Friday & Saturday, April 6 & 7, 2012
Gallery Hours: April 6, 6:30 - 9:30 PM, April 7, 3:30 - 9:30 PM. Performance begins @ 7:30.
Reception: Friday & Saturday 8:45 - 9:30 PM Post-performance
Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center (Abrazo Interno Gallery 2nd floor), 107 Suffolk St., between Rivington Street and Delancey Street., Lower East Side - F, J, M or Z trains to Delancey/Essex) Tel. 212-260-4080 - CVSCENTER.ORG
8. Cheri Gaulke, Judy Glantzman, Barbara T. Smith, FF Alumns, in new publication
The M Word: Real Mothers in Contemporary Art
Myrel Chernick and Jennie Klein, editors
Phone: (905) 775-9089
140 Holland St. West, PO Box 13022
Bradford, ON, L3Z 2Y5
Edited by Myrel Chernick and Jennie Klein
20% discount on all e-artnow orders until August 31
enter coupon CRITSEX at check out
May 2011 $49.95 pb 400 pp 6 x 9.
The M Word includes full colour photographs and contributions from: Mary Kelly, Susan Suleiman, Mignon Nixon, Jane Gallop, Margaret Morgan, Andrea Liss, Aura Rosenberg, Barbara T. Smith, Sherry Millner, Ellen McMahon, Renée Cox, Gail Rebhan, Marion Wilson, Judy Glantzman, Denise Ferris, Youngbok Hong, Patricia Cué, Monica Mayer, Cheri Gaulke, and more.
The M Word puts the most hallowed and fraught life relationship of all into the center of visual culture. Working through feminist ambivalence about motherhood, this collection offers a crucial corrective to the dearth of discussions about life choices and living tensions for creative women in art and art discourse. With a range of key feminist artists, art historians, and theorists addressing topics from Mexican feminist art collectives to the Holocaust and mothering to queer mothering, this book presents a range of rigorous thinking in textual and visual form. In The M Word, maternity, as a state, an ideology, an 'image,' becomes the perfect pivot through which to examine women imagining ourselves into the sometimes incompatible roles of caring, care taking, thinking, and making.
-Amelia Jones, Grierson Chair in Visual Culture, Department of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University
The M Word is a welcome addition to the fields of both maternal and art historical studies. In their strong introduction, Myrel Chernick and Jennie Klein provide a smart historical grounding for the intersections of mothering and visual art. The union of scholarly and narrative voices and the range of visual material included offer a compelling framework for this volume devoted to a significant and (always) timely topic.
-Rachel Epp Buller, editor of Reconciling Art and Mothering
9. Nigel Rolfe, FF Alumn, in Bomb magazine online
10. Jessica Hagedorn, FF Alumn, at Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn, April 5, and more
Celebrate the paperback launch of
by Jessica Hagedorn
Thursday, April 5
Reading with Lysley Tenorio
686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn 11212
Friday, April 27
Renaissance Renegade: Jessica Hagedorn & Guest Artists
Casa Italiana NYU
24 West 12th Street
(between 5th & 6th Avenues)
New York, NY 10003
Reading, performance, discussion & booksigning
Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute &
The Department of Performance Studies at New York University
11. Lorraine O'Grady, FF Alumn, at Alexander Gray Associates, Manhattan, opening April 11
Lorraine O'Grady: New Worlds
Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: April 11 - May 19, 2012
Alexander Gray Associates is pleased to present Lorraine O'Grady's second exhibition with the Gallery, entitled New Worlds. On view is the artist's recent video work, Landscape (Western Hemisphere), 2011, in conversation with two photomontages from her iconic BodyGround series, conceived in 1991 and re-formatted in 2012.
The Fir-Palm (1991), a black-and-white photomontage, depicts a hybrid New England fir-Caribbean palm tree sprouting from a female torso, clouds looming in the background. With this legible symbolism, O'Grady-born and raised in Boston to Jamaican parents-questions the nature of desire, identity, and stability in a society rooted in physical, psychological, and cultural hybridity.
Where The Fir-Palm identifies a new Western landscape, O'Grady's photo-diptych The Clearing confronts the old one through narrative. The left panel presents an image of an inter-racial couple, ecstatic and intertwined, floating in the sky. Two children play in the forest clearing below, a pile of clothing topped with a gun laying haphazardly nearby. In the right panel, the Black woman's vacant body is stretched out on the grass, and her White partner is masked by a skull and draped in a chain-mail vest. No children are in sight. Through its subtitle-or Cortez and La Malinche, Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, N. and Me-O'Grady reminds viewers that this most basic Colonial interaction, in all its pleasure, brutality, and complexity, paved the way for the Western hemisphere as it is known today.
O'Grady's amalgamation of the colonized body and landscape reaches its zenith in Landscape (Western Hemisphere), in
which O'Grady's own hair is transformed into landscape. For the duration of the video's 18 minutes, the artist's hair waves, rustles, and bends to the wind, against a subtle audio collage of sounds from the hemisphere's natural and urban landscapes.
"My attitude about hybridity," says O'Grady, "is that it is essential to understanding what is happening here. People's reluctance to acknowledge it is part of the problem.... The argument for embracing the Other is more realistic than what is usually argued for, which is an idealistic and almost romantic maintenance of difference. But I don't mean interracial sex literally. I'm really advocating for the kind of miscegenated thinking that's needed to deal with what we've already created here."
In addition to her work as a visual artist, OʼGrady has also made innovative contributions to cultural criticism with her writings, including the now canonical article, Olympia's Maid: Reclaiming Black Female Subjectivity. O'Grady's work is included in La Triennale, "Intense Proximity," curated by Okwui Enwezor (2012) in Paris, France. O'Grady was featured in 2011 in Rose O'Grady at Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, and in the Prospect.2 New Orleans biennial and was selected for the 2010 Whitney Biennial as well as for that year's Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain. In 2007, she was in the landmark exhibition, WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, organized by Connie Butler for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, and was a resident artist at Artpace San Antonio, TX. O'Grady has received numerous awards, most recently an Art Matters grant, and in 2011 was named a United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow.
Apr 23, 2012: Performance with Adam Pendleton at Museum of Modern Art, New York
Apr 25, 2012: Conversation with Kellie Jones, Performa Institute, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, New York
May 9, 2012: Performance with Adam Pendleton, in concert with the Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran installation, Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
May 10: Conversation with Linda Goode-Bryant, in concurrence with the exhibition Shift, at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York
Alexander Gray Associates
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12. Nicky Paraiso, FF Alumn, to receive BAX Award, May 5
The 2012 BAX ARTS & ARTISTS IN PROGRESS AWARDS
Honoring individuals in the arts who have revealed and transformed our creative world. By instigating and enduring change they have deepened the definition of their field and paved the way for others.
The Passing It On awards
The PASSING IT ON AWARDS complete the cycle. ARTS & ARTISTS IN PROGRESS awardees choose individuals who demonstrate some of the same qualities that they, themselves, were chosen for.
Nicky Paraiso, FF Alumn, will be receiving the Arts Manager Award and passing it on to Todd Richmond and Paz Tanjuaquio, Co-Founding Directors of TOPAZ ARTS, Inc.
JOIN US FOR AN INSPIRING EVENING on May 5, 2012
featuring cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, a silent auction, and performances by
Dan Fishback, FF Alumn
Mariangela Lopez / SALON
Helen Styring Tocci & Calia Marshall
PUT THE DATE IN YOUR CALENDAR NOW.
Tickets will go on sale March 26.
For complete information please visit www.bax.org
13. Moya Devine, FF Alumn, at Garage 4141, San Diego, CA, opening April 14
Feminist Image Group presents "Feeder"
Performance and Installation
Opening Reception: April 14, 6-8pm
4141 Alabama St., North Park, San Diego
Women are care-takers. Mothers, daughters, sisters, wives-we do the bulk of caring for others. We often look after the young, the sick, the elderly and the helpless. This performance celebrates nurturers, and explores notions of dependence, intimacy, sensuality and privacy in the act of nurturing. It recalls being fed as children, and uncomfortably harkens to a future when we may be spoon-fed as elders.
"Feeder" is a Relational Aesthetics performance work and installation in which FIG members serve food to guests and each other at the opening event. The performance develops out of the relationship between people in the intimate act of serving and eating. Wall pieces will also explore the idea of nurturing through food.
Free and open to the public. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
FIG participants include:
14. koosil-ja, FF Alumn, at Performing Garage, Manhattan, June 14-17
koosil-ja/danceKUMIKO is going to premiere our new dance and interactive project as part of the new visiting artists' series 'The Performing Garage Presents'.
Date: June 14th - 17th Thursday - Sunday
Location: Performing Garage 33 Wooster Street Soho NYC
We are continuing with the study of the Ecology of Image of Body with Geoff Matters, Melissa Guerrero, Elise Knudson, Robert Ramirez, Janelle Miau, David Or, Aston K. McCullough, Adele Nickel, Koosil-ja and other artists.
We want to acknowledge that:
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council.
We also received grants from American Music Center's 2011 Live Music for Dance Program, The Experimental Television Center's Finishing Funds program, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Swing Space program through a real estate donation from Capstone Equities.. The Experimental Television Center's Finishing Funds program is supported by the Electronic Media and Film Program at the New York State Council on the Arts.
We want to thank Experimental Intermedia and Roulette.
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com.
15. Dan Fishback, FF Alumn, at BAX, Brooklyn, April 13-15
BAX/BROOKLYN ARTS EXCHANGE PRESENTS:
DAN FISHBACK'S "NO DIRECTION HOMO: VOLUME 2"
April 13-15, 2012
In 2006, performance artist Dan Fishback mounted a show at P.S. 122 called NO DIRECTION HOMO, featuring all of his scattered and unrelated projects - bands, monologues, even a performance-based slumber pizza party. Six years later, he shows no sign of picking a focus. For a full weekend at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, NO DIRECTION HOMO: Volume 2 features three of Fishback's major projects -- a reading of his new musical, THE MATERIAL WORLD; a presentation by students from his performance workshop, NEEDING IT; and the long-awaited release of his new full-length solo album, THE MAMMAL YEARS -- a record he would have finished way back in 2006 if he hadn't gotten so busy with everything else.
Over the course of three nights, NO DIRECTION HOMO: Volume 2 will feature guest artists like Molly Pope, Joseph Keckler, Eleanor Reissa, Double Deuce, Casey Holford, Lucian Kahn (of Schmekel) and more...
THE MATERIAL WORLD (a reading)
Friday, April 13 @ 8pm
"The Material World" is a pop musical about a family of socialist Jews in the 1920s who live in a house with Madonna, Britney Spears, and Ian Fleishman - a young gay man from 2011 who is trying to overthrow his government by making political comments on people's Facebook pages. Will he change the world? Will the Fensters join the Soviet revolution? Will Madonna use secret Kabbalistic codes to harness the power of God and fix everything wrong with the universe? These questions will be answered... in song. "The Material World" is the second play in the Ian Fleishman Trilogy. The first installment, "You Will Experience Silence", was called "sassier and more fun than 'Angels in America'" by The Village Voice in 2009.
General: $15.00 | Low-Income: $8.00
Saturday, April 14 @ 8pm
In Dan Fishback's workshop, Needing It: Performance in the Queer Community Tradition, eleven students will explore the radical performative potential behind seemingly mundane impulses and obsessions, all the while studying the recent history of queer performance in New York City. In this showcase evening, they will present their original work.
General: $15.00 | Low-Income: $8.00
THE MAMMAL YEARS Album Release Party
Sunday, April 15 @ 6pm
With his mousy voice and wordy demeanor, performance artist Dan Fishback returns to indie-rock for his first full-length solo album in four years. The Mammal Years features full-band arrangements of songs he's developed in New York's anti-folk scene over the past decade. Originally known in the early 2000s for his bouncy pop band, Cheese On Bread, and more recently acclaimed for his brainy, political theater work, Fishback brings his signature dark humor and nerdy delivery to this eclectic collection, from the synth-pop strut of "Some Boys Are Bullies," to the brooding retro-grunge of "Under the Gun," and the dreamy, ambient folk of the final track, "Make Love," a rumination on AIDS, sex and childbirth ("When she makes love, there's a danger of life; when we make love there's a danger we could die.") For this album release party, Fishback is joined by performance artist Joseph Keckler, Schmekel lead singer Lucian Kahn, and anti-folk songwriter (and producer of "The Mammal Years") Casey Holford.
General: $15.00 | Low-Income: $8.00
ABOUT DAN FISHBACK
Dan Fishback has been writing and performing in New York City since 2003. His play, You Will Experience Silence (Stephen Brackett, dir.) debuted at Dixon Place in 2009. Of that show, The Village Voice wrote: "Fishback has a Kushnerian sense for the complexities of historical memory, and while 'You Will Experience Silence' might not be as panoramic as 'Angels in America,' it's sassier and more fun."
Fishback has performed and developed previous work at Performance Space 122, Joe's Pub, Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Collective: Unconscious and the Sidewalk Cafe. Major works include thirtynothing (2011) and You Will Experience Silence (2009), both directed by Stephen Brackett at Dixon Place.
Also a performing songwriter and recording artist, Fishback began his solo music career in the East Village's anti-folk scene. His band, Cheese On Bread, has toured Europe and North America, and has released records in the United States and Japan.
Fishback is an artist in residence at the Hemispheric Institute for Performance & Politics, and at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and has enjoyed previous residencies at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and Dixon Place. He was a 2007-2009 recipient of the Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists and a 2010 recipient of the Franklin Furnace Fund grant for performance art.
Founded in 1991, BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange is a is a multifaceted community performing arts center located in Park Slope, Brooklyn offering an annual presenting season, artist services, and educational programs for youth and adults.
The Artists-in-Residence and the Space Grant Programs are supported, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties. Additional support has come from public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
16. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, at Galerie Richard, Manhattan, opening April 12, and more
The opening of Joseph Nechvatal's nOise anusmOs art exhibition will take place on April 12th from 6 to 8 pm at Galerie Richard, 514 West 24th Street. Following the opening, Nechvatal will present the world premier concert of the immersive surround-sound re-mastered version of his viral symphOny at 9:30 pm at Harvestworks, 596 Broadway, #602.
17. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, The Bronx, opening April 4
40.85 oN x 73.86 oW: Home is Where the Bronx Is
Opening Reception at BCA's Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Longwood Arts Project, the visual arts program of the Bronx Council on the Arts, invites you to the opening
reception of 40.85 oN x 73.86 oW: Home is Where the Bronx Is on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, from 5:00 to 9:00pm, at Longwood Art Gallery @
Hostos. Home is Where the Bronx Is kicks off BCA's Bronx Contemporary Exhibitions and Programs extravaganza, celebrating the Bronx Council on the Arts' 50th Anniversary. The gallery is located on the campus of Hostos Community College at 450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx. The exhibition will be on view from April 5 through June 6, 2012. Admission is free and all are welcome. For additional information, call 718-518-6728 or visit www.bronxarts.org.
Home Is Where the Bronx Is presents recent work by 2010 and 2 011 BRIO (Bronx Recognizes Its Own) Award-winning artists in visual and media arts featuring the works of Justin Allen, Benton Bainbridge, Gerardo Ciprian, Vidal Centeno, Michael Cuomo, Donna Diamond, Darnell Edwards, Nicolas Dumit Estevez (in collaboration with Meredith Holch), Michael Ferris, Jr., Xavier Figueroa, Nadia Hallgren, Skowmon Hastanan, Lisa Lebofsky, Ebony Lewis, Ira Merritt, Josh Millis, Rony Quevedo, Diana Rivera, Hrjove Slovenc, Christy Speakman, and Pam Sporn. This exhibition is co-curated by Juanita Lanzo, Edwin Ramoran and Kimberly Rose, is the third Bronx artists' biennial and focuses on the notion of home, cultural and political assimilation, personal narratives and histories, the construction of identity, the environment, the natural and urban landscape, and intimate spaces.
Edwin Ramoran is the Bronx Council on the Arts Curator-at-Large where he oversees efforts in exhibitions, programming and development. His previous positions include Assistant Curator at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Director and Curator at Longwood Arts Project, and Director of Exhibitions and Programs at Aljira. He is a recipient of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts' Curatorial Research Fellowship and the apexart Outbound Residency. Juanita Lanzó has been the Director and Curator of Longwood Arts Project since 2008. She has organized Longwood Arts Project's 25th Anniversary Digital Matrix at Haven Art Gallery and Material Culture ...in the City: Memory, Places and Spaces at Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos. Publications include an essay for Chakaia Booker for the Bronx Museum of the Art's 25th anniversary catalogue Collection Remixed. Ms. Lanzo graduated from City College of New York (MFA) and from University of Puerto Rico (BFA). Kimberly Vaquedano-Rose is Longwood Arts Project's Gallery Coordinator for Technology and Administration and works as the in-house graphic and exhibition designer. She joined Longwood in 2006 after completing her internship from BCA's Art Handler Program.
Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) provides direct support to individual Bronx artists who create literary, media, visual, and performing works of art. 25 BRIO grants of $3,000 each are awarded to Bronx artists. BRIO award winners complete a one-time public service activity. The awards are based solely on artistic excellence. Winners are selected by a panel of arts professionals representing the award disciplines. Only artists living in the Bronx are eligible to apply.
Longwood Arts Project is BCA's contemporary art center supporting artists and exhibiting their work since 1981. Programs include the Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos, Digital Matrix Commissions, and public programs that provide opportunities for free and open dialogue. Gallery Hours: Longwood Art Gallery @ Hostos is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am- 6:00pm. It is closed on Sundays and major holidays. Directions to Hostos : The Longwood Art Gallery is located on the campus of Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street in the Bronx. Transportation: IRT 4 & 5, Bx1, Bx19 to Grand Concourse and 149 Street. Information: 718-518-6728 or www.bronxarts.org.
This exhibition is made possible with funding from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYS Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, The Scherman Foundation, The Bronx Empowerment Zone, Council Member Maria del Carmen Arroyo. Special thanks to Hostos Community College and the Center for Arts & Culture for their generous support of the exhibition program.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Phil Cardone: 718-931-9500 x33
Juanita Lanzo or Kimberly Vaquedano-Rose
18. David Everitt Howe, FF Alumn, current projects
I just wanted to quickly tip you off to a few projects that are happening/have happened:
Bryan Zanisnik's five week performance and exhibition Every Inch a Man opened Friday at Abrons Arts Center. It's pretty ambitious, and with so much glue gun, well worth a long look.
I'm curating DEAD WEIGHT for SculptureCenter's tumblr.
Also, check out:
my Modern Painters feature on Yve Laris Cohen and a review of Rona Yefman's exhibition Marath a Bouke, both in the March issue,
a review of Campaign for ArtReview,
a tip on Family Business in Kaleidoscope's Spring 2012 issue,
and a review of Geo Wyeth's performance at Kate Werble Gallery in Modern Painters's April issue.
Forthcoming: a review of Klara Liden for frieze and a feature on Josef Strau for Afterall.
See you around!
Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller