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Contents for May 10, 2012

Daniel Sanjurjo passed away this month in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was a leader of "Por El Ojo" Grupo De Video Sin Camera - "Through the Eye (or Gaze)" Video Group Without Camera, an Argentinian artists collective whose other members are Julia Balmaceda, Federico Gonzalez, and Ignacio Sourrouille. Por El Ojo came to the U.S.A. to present work at Franklin Furnace and throughout New York City in 1994 as part of their Plastica Tour, a series of multimedia exhibitions that combined street actions with installations. Part of the work created during the month-long events in NYC was given to Franklin Furnace in book form and now resides at the Museum of Modern Art, NY as part of the Franklin Furnace/MoMA Artists Book Collection.

Daniel is greatly missed by many.

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1. Marisa Jahn, FF Fund recipient 2009-10, now online

A public art project and hotline for nannies by Marisa Jahn (REV-)
May 1, 2012 and ongoing

URL: http://www.rev-it.org/projects/newday.htm

A public art project produced by artist Marisa Jahn in collaboration with a team of domestic workers, 'New Day New Standard' is an interactive hotline that informs nannies, housekeepers, eldercaregivers, and their employers about the landmark Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights, passed in New York State in November 2010.

Built on an open source framework, 'New Day New Standard' is a hybrid application that combines regular touchtone phones, Internet-based telephony, and performance art to create an interactive Spanish/English know-your-rights audio campaign for domestic workers and their employers in New York State.

But this is no drab and dry reading of the law. When you call the 'New Day New Standard' hotline number, you hear what sounds like a radio talk show, 'hosted' by Christine Lewis, a real nanny in New York whose charisma as a social justice organizer landed her a guest spot on The Colbert Report (http://bit.ly/gGy9GH).

Equal parts advice and humor-think NPR's "Car Talk" for nannies-the episodes cover topics ranging from minimum and overtime wages, vacation time and paying your taxes, to modern day slavery and trafficking. Listeners can also get connected directly to different social services, such as legal support or community organizations working around a variety of needs. Listeners can also leave their ten digit telephone number to receive SMS updates about nanny convos in their neighborhood!

Launched in time for Mother's Day, 'New Day New Standard' functions as a key media component of a New York City-wide campaign - starting in Park Slope, Brooklyn, in Spring 2012 - that seeks to encourage domestic workers and their employers to comply with the law.

About the artist
Of Ecuadorian and Chinese descent, Marisa Jahn is an artist, writer, and community organizer. She is the editor of three books about art and politics-"Recipes for an Encounter", "Byproduct: On the Excess of Embedded Art Practices," and "Pro+agonist: The Art of Opposition." Her work has been presented at the Museum of Modern Art, MIT Museum, ICA Philadelphia, Walker Art Center, The New Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (NTMoFA), Museum of Modern Art in Biskhek, Kyrgyzstan, and more. A former artist-in-resident at MIT's Media Lab and Street Vendor Project of the Urban Justice Center, Jahn's work has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Art in America, Los Angeles Times, Frieze, the Discovery Channel, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and more. In partnership with Stephanie Rothenberg and Rachel McIntire, she is the Co-Artistic Director of REV-.

About the organization
EV- is a non-profit organization that furthers socially-engaged art, design, and pedagogy. REV- produces projects that fuse disciplines, foster diversity, and vary in form (workshops, publications, exhibitions, design objects, etc.). REV-'s projects involve unique, interdisciplinary collaborations and a commitment to process as political. The organization derives its name from both the colloquial expression "to rev" a vehicle and the prefix "rev-" which means to turn-as in, revolver, revolution, revolt, revere, irreverent, etc.

'New Day New Standard' is produced in partnership with People's Production House, the MIT Center for Civic Media, the Urban Justice Center, and Domestic Workers United.

Credits
Voicing: Jen Cohn, Alexandra Garcia, Christine Lewis, Maria Mercedes Rosale; Music: Matthew Fowler (aka "Mumbles"); Audio Editing: Abdulai Bah with Sylvia Guerrero and Anjum Asharia, People's Production House

Support
Center for Civic Media at MIT, REV-, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and North Star Fund. In addition, this performance/variable media art work was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by stimulus funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; the Lambent Fund of Tides Foundation; and Jerome Foundation.

Contact
REV-
www.rev-it.org, hello@rev-it.org, 917-902-5396

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2. Marina Abramovic, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, May 6

The New York Times, May 6, 2012, 3:36 pm
Special Chairs and Lots of Time: Marina Abramovic Plans Her New Center
By MELENA RYZIK
On Monday, the globe-trotting performance artist Marina Abramovic is to unveil the design of the new art and education center she plans to build in Hudson, N.Y. Called the Marina Abramovic Institute for the Preservation of Performance Art, it will be designed by the architects Shohei Shigematsu and Rem Koolhaas of the firm OMA and housed in a former theater that is now an indoor tennis court. Built in 1929, with 20,000 square feet of space, it is among the largest buildings in the town, two hours north of New York City.
"I say to them, I would like to make a levitation room, I would like to have a digital temple," Ms. Abramovic said of her conversations with the architects. "There will be a room for drinking water and drinking water in slow motion."
In a phone interview last week she added: "It's going to be completely unique and special, like nothing else. It's going to be long durational, and to educate the public about long durational work." Ms. Abramovic said she hopes to use the center to train others in what she calls the "Abramovic method," in which audience members become performers and vice versa; with every visitor outfitted in a lab coat, the distinction between artist and onlooker will melt away, Ms. Abramovic said.
The architects took this mission as their design task. "We were very interested in creating a one-of-a-kind typology that is very specific to long-duration performances," Mr. Shigematsu said. "We really welcomed anything that is different from a typical theater program."
Part of the premise of the institute is that visitors will devote time to it: "When you arrive," Ms. Abramovic said, "you have to sign a contract that you will stay a minimum of six hours." There is no penalty for leaving early, but endurance is rewarded. "The concept is very clear," she said. "I'm asking you to give me your time, and if you give me your time, I give you experience."
Among the experiences will be a special chair that Ms. Abramovic, Mr. Koolhaas and Mr. Shigematsu are designing together. Mr. Shigematsu said it would be a hybrid between a wheelchair and a massage chair, to be used for repose and even sleeping. These "long durational" chairs will come complete with an attendant, Ms. Abramovic said, who will wheel tired visitors to sleeping areas and back to an auditorium when they awake.
Another feature will be the constant focus on connecting activites to performances; Mr. Shigematsu used the example of a baseball game, where the crowd is paying attention but also engaged in other activities, like drinking. "We arrayed all those programmatic rooms always facing the performance rooms," he said. "While you're reading or having coffee, you can look down at the performance."
Ms. Abramovic said she was a longtime fan of Mr. Koolhaas's work, having crossed paths with the Dutch architect when she lived in Amsterdam. "He's a thinker," she said, "and he influenced an enormous amount of young international artists to think globally."
"To me, he's one of the really great artists in the century," she added. "There's something about his austerity and simplicity - he looks like a monk to me, which I like."
Along with becoming a draw in itself, Ms. Abramovic and Mr. Shigematsu said the ambition of the institute was to make Hudson - which sits near several other art institutions, like the DIA Beacon and the Storm King Sculpture Center - a destination for an art-loving crowd.
"People can see this different way of thinking and working with art which is not necessarily immediately sellable, or not sellable at all," Ms. Abramovic said. "The most revolutionary ideas are not sellable, but only mind-changing."
Though the plans for the center are ready, ground breaking is not imminent. Ms. Abramovic said she first has to raise $15 million. "Next year, I cancel all my activities to do that," she said. "I really want to see as an artist, if I have this vision, how I can really make it to make the dream true. I want to do it by myself."

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3. Rosecrans Baldwin, FF Member, in The New York Times, May 6

The New York Times, Op-Ed Contributor
The American in Paris
By ROSECRANS BALDWIN
Published: May 6, 2012
FRANCE is glad to be rid of Nicolas Sarkozy, who lost the country's presidency in a runoff election this weekend to the Socialist candidate, François Hollande. He was ineffective in office, and prone to gaffes in public.
But the French will miss him more than they realize. Beneath the boorishness, the cringe-worthy comments, he transformed how France thinks of the presidency, just as he altered what America thinks of the French.
Heads of France lead from a palace, and traditionally they retire to a cloud. Mr. Sarkozy's predecessors, François Mitterrand and Jacques Chirac, the "my two dads" of the Fifth Republic, still float above the country, disembodied and untouchable. Their reputations are fixed: Mr. Chirac is beloved despite a recent conviction for embezzling public funds, while Mr. Mitterrand is remembered as dignified, despite the mistress and the secret daughter that he hid from public view.
Mr. Sarkozy could not have been more different. He occupied the throne as a man of flesh, neither celestial nor sovereign. He had earthly desires and prejudices, and often seemed blind to how they'd be perceived. He held a lavish dinner on the night he was first elected. He took a vacation on a wealthy supporter's yacht. Soon after he divorced his wife he dashed toward celebrity, marrying a supermodel after taking her on a date to Disneyland Paris.
If you have a hard time picturing a French president wearing mouse ears, imagine France's reaction. The French like their presidents fatherly, even grandfatherly. In Mr. Sarkozy's case, there simply was too much skin - pictures of the president sunbathing next to his bikini babe, or wearing running shorts on the palace steps after a jog.
Nor did he seem to hold much esteem for the masses. Only two weeks ago, a video surfaced online of Mr. Sarkozy, pressing flesh in Paris's Place de la Concorde, discreetly slipping off his $70,000 watch, as if he feared a supporter might steal it while shaking hands.
But Mr. Sarkozy's flaws also made him accessible. He was brash, young, emotional and candid, blunt as the cigars he loved to smoke. He adored the spotlight but was said to be moody in private.
And he was vain, so vain. Mr. Sarkozy is short, and he was aware that his countrymen, unjustly, would hold it against him in office. In photographs with his taller wife, he often took the high ground; occasionally he wore stacked heels.
Even in the big televised debate between the candidates last week, during what was considered Mr. Sarkozy's last chance to win over France, he was emotional, jolting and weaving - for three hours, part boxer, part teenager, all heart. Meanwhile Mr. Hollande sat in place, shoulders fixed, calm and steady. Only occasionally did he wobble like the top of a crème caramel.
French politicians draw from an elite, unvaried cadre - again, with Mr. Sarkozy an exception. Mr. Hollande, "Monsieur Normal," is, in this way, a reversion to the mean. He's calm and placid and dislikes confrontation. He will embody France as no one outside France may want it to appear: bland, elitist, aloof.
In fact, Mr. Sarkozy was never particularly "French" as we know it. He wasn't a gourmand, academic or wonk. He loved America, unabashedly, and Elvis, and wasn't ashamed to say so.
And we, to the extent that we could ever love a French president, took to him. Americans don't mind millionaires running our business. Mr. Sarkozy, president of the rich, was always more our man than theirs. For five years, we had a man in Europe we could have elected ourselves.
Now he's gone. The vote wasn't for Mr. Hollande, but against his opposite - a rebuff of Mr. Sarkozy's policies, but also his singularity, his vanity and naughtiness.
France and America have a long history of mutual loathing and longing. Americans still dream of Paris; Parisians still dream of the America they find in the movies of David Lynch. It will take time for both countries to adjust to a new leader, a new image. For our part, we may even learn what a real Socialist is.
But the French will have it worse. They may not miss Nicolas Sarkozy now; they may never pine for him to return. They will, however, feel his absence. The temperature will drop. When an object we love to hate is removed, then love is lost, too.
Rosecrans Baldwin is the author of "Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down."

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4. Linda Mary Montano, Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumns, at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, Manhattan, May 11

SITTING/READING OUT LOUD FROM THE WRITINGS OF TERESA OF AVILA & JOHN OF THE CROSS: THREE HOURS

LINDA MARY MONTANO IN COLLABORATION WITH NICOLAS DUMIT ESTEVEZ

WHAT: Performance artists LINDA MARY MONTANO & NICOLAS DUMIT ESTEVEZ, will sit for 3 hours and read out loud from the writings of 2 Spanish Saints: TERESA OF AVILA & JOHN OF THE CROSS.

YOU: You are welcome to come and sit with them at the Lampman Chapel and listen, or to imagine this experience from your own home/work/school/walk/sleep.

DATE: Friday, May 11, 2012

TIME: 1:15-4:15 pm

SITE/DIRECTIONS:
Lampman Chapel
Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
3041 Broadway at 121st Street, New York, NY 10027

** When you arrive at Union's Lobby ask the receptionist for directions to the Lampman Chapel **

THIS EVENT FREE

MONTANO will be offering 2 ART/LIFE COUNSELING/SKYPE performances to pay expenses for this event. Cost is $1.00 per minute. To become a participant of one of these art-historical re-enactments from 1984, contact lindamontano@hotmail.comfor more information.

BIOS:
Linda M. Montano, a seminal figure in contemporary feminist performance art, has been actively exploring her art/life since the mid 1960s. Her work investigates the relationship between art and life through intricate life altering ceremonies, some of which last for seven or more years. She is interested in the way artistic ritual, often staged as individual interactions or collaborative workshops, can be used to alter and enhance a person's life and to create the opportunity for focus on spiritual energy states, silence and the cessation of art/life boundaries. Montano has performed in over 300 hundred venues. She is the author of several books including: Letters from Linda M. Montano, Performance Artists Talking in the Eighties, and Art In Everyday Life.

Nicolas Dumit Estevez is an interdisciplinary artist working mainly in performance art and art-and-life experiences. He has exhibited and performed extensively in the US as well as internationally at venues such as Madrid Abierto/ARCO, The IX Havana Biennial, PERFORMA 05 and 07, IDENSITAT, Prague Quadrennial, The Pontevedra Biennial, The Queens Museum of Art, MoMA, The Institute for Art, religion and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary, The MacDowell Colony, El Museo del Barrio, The Center for Book Arts, Longwood Arts Gallery/BCA, The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Franklin Furnace, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, among others. Residencies attended include P.S. 1/MoMA, Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. He teaches at the Transart Institute in Berlin, Germany. Born in Santiago de los Treinta Caballeros, Dominican Republic, he lives and works in the South Bronx.

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5. Anna Mosby Coleman, FF Alumn, at Calvary Church, Manhattan, thru May 25

Solo Exhibition of Drawings and Multimedia works by FF Alumn, Anna Mosby Coleman 277 Park Avenue South, New York City 10010 through May 25

You are invited to Calvary Church's Narthex Art Exhibition with artwork by its creative director, Anna Mosby Coleman. This solo exhibition:
"Drawings on Forgiveness" runs through May 25th.

"The drawings at first glance are pencil and multimedia works that first speak of beauty, and yet on second glance we can see they are puzzles inviting the us to forgive. The series are rebuses that are inspired by the text from Matthew 18: Then Peter came and said to Him, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?" Jesus said to him, "I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven." "

Narthex Art is open Sunday through Friday from noon - 1pm and during services and events. There is an answer key as well as rebus postcard takeaways for viewers. The address is: 277 Park Avenue South NYC 10010
(corner of East 21st Street - 6 train 23rd street stop)

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6. Mitzi Humphrey, FF Alumn, at Virginia Commonwealth University, thru May 27

FF Alumn Mitzi Humphrey is art6 gallery co-director and liaison for the exhibition now showing at art6: AMATEUR HOUR: VCU/MFA CANDIDACY SHOW:
Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts-- Departments of Photography & Film, Kinetic Imaging, & Painting and Printmaking.

Exhibiting Artists: Dan Rowe, Sam Winks, Rachel Cohn, Joseph Minek, Mariam Eqbal, George Gittins, Claire Krueger, Raewyn Martyn, R. Scott Whipkey, Stefanie Mattens, and Veronika Pausova.

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7. Bob Goldberg, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, May 11, and more

We continue our monthly visits to Dixon Place
this Friday May 11th, 7:30 PM
The Lounge at Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street, between Rivington and Delancey.

Last time, Ellie Covan sang and danced with us.
This time? Only one way to find out!
$5.00 Cheap!

http://www.dixonplace.org/

And

we commence our Fourth Annual
WORLD TOUR OF BROOKLYN GARDENS*

Saturday May 12th, 2:30 PM
6-15 Green Garden
6th Avenue and 15th Street
Park Slope, Brooklyn

* The Famous Accordion Orchestra's 2012 World Tour of Brooklyn is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC).

www.reverbnation.com/famousaccordions

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8. Robbin Ami Silverberg, FF Alumn, at Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, GA, May 10

Savannah College of Art and Design- Atlanta's ACA Library presents the 5th Annual Artist's Book Symposium

Join scholars, artists, and students at Savannah College of Art and
Design- Atlanta for a symposium devoted to the study of artists' books May 10th, 2012.

2pm- "Throw a Book at It!: Self-Publishing as a Fine Art Practice."
Marshall Weber, Artist and Directing Curator of Booklyn Artists Alliance

3:30pm- "Masters: Book Arts: Major Works by Leading Artists."
Eileen Wallace, Artist, Curator, Professor of Printmaking, University of Georgia

5pm- 5th Annual Student Artist's Book Competition Awards Ceremony and Reception.

6pm-'Reading between the lines: Robbin Ami Silverberg's Artist books & Installations';
Artist & founding director of Dobbin Mill, a hand- papermaking studio, and Dobbin Books.

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9. Peter Baren, FF Alumn, at XIV International Art Festival Interakcje 2012, Warsaw, Poland, thru May 11

Peter Baren, FF Alumn, will perform a couple of BLIND DATES WITH HISTORY OF MANKIND, 7-11 May 2012.
XIV. International Art Festival INTERAKCJE 2012: Focus On European Live Art.
Locations: Galeria ODA, Piotrków Trybunalski and Galeria Dzialan, Warsaw, Poland.

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10. Barry Wallenstein, FF Alumn, at Cornelia Street Café, Manhattan, May 20

THE CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ presents

An Evening of Poetry and Music

Barry Wallenstein: poetry
reading from Drastic Dislocations: New and Selected Poems (NYQ Books 2012)

Adam Birnbaum, piano
Vincent Chancey, French horn
Neal Haiduck, clarinet
David Taylor, trombone
&
Special Guest Poet:
Neal Shepard
has two new books: a full book of poems, (T)ravel/Un(t)ravel (Mid-List Press, 2011), and an offbeat chapbook, Vermont Exit Ramps (Pudding House Press, 2012).)

Sunday, May 20th 2012 6pm
29 Cornelia St.
(Between Bleecker St. & W. 4th, just west of 6th Ave.)
(212) 989-9319
Reservations suggested
$12 cover includes a drink
$7 for students

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11. Helene Aylon, FF Alumn, at The Brooklyn Museum, June 9

Reading and Book signing at the Brooklyn Museum (Sackler Center for Feminist Art) It's on Saturday, June 9 at 2 PM.
for info, 212 924 4133 or email heleneaylon@AOL.com

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12. John Held, Jr., FF Alumn, now online at sfaqonline.com

John Held, Jr. has an interview with dancer Anna Halprin,
an article on recently deceased art dealer Steven Leiber,
expert in artistic ephemera,
and a review of, "Peter Selz: A Life in Art," by Paul Karlstrom
in the latest issue of San Francisco Arts Quarterly.
http://www.sfaqonline.com/

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13. Agnes Denes, Sherrie Levine, Adrian Piper, FF Alumns, at Leslie Tonkonow, Manhattan, thru June 30

LESLIE TONKONOW Artworks + Projects | New York

Agnes Denes, Design of the Universe, 1971 Carnal Knowledge: Sex + Philosophy
Curated by Christopher Eamon and Beth Stryker
Eric Baudelaire
Hans Bellmer
Sophie Calle
Paolo Canevari
Paul Chan
Christine Davis
Agnes Denes
Marcel Duchamp
fierce pussy
Sherrie Levine
Man Ray
Anna Ostoya
Serkan Ozkaya
Adrian Piper
Nida Sinnokrot
Jindrich Styrsky
Robert Watts
Opening Saturday May 5, 6 to 8 pm
through June 30, 2012Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects
535 West 22nd Street, New York, NY
www.tonkonow.com

The exhibition features contemporary and historical works of art in which sex penetrates philosophy or in which philosophy's hidden, or not so hidden, erotic metaphors are mined.

Since the time of Plato, much of Western philosophy has privileged rational thought over the vicissitudes of the body. The exhibition engages with the thinking of contrarians in this long history in which passion and emotion were held subordinate to reason. Running counter to this trajectory, from Nietzsche and Schopenhauer to Bataille and Breton, philosophers and dissident writers have either attempted to invert the old hierarchies or, as in a series of witty imprinted drawings by Agnes Denes (the initial inspiration for this exhibition) attempted to insert the body and its amorous instruments directly into the grid-like matrix of the rational.

On view are works that straddle abstraction and explicitness, from the wordplay of Marcel Duchamp's L.H.O.O.Q to Hans Bellmer's graphic vintage photographic studies for Georges Bataille's Histoire de l'œil [Story of the Eye]. Other works include Paul Chan's placard ink drawing depicting the functional font he created from the Marquis de Sade's writings ( the act of typing performs a translation to the profane). Similarly, in Euclid/Bataille, Christine Davis collages choice words penned by Bataille into the pages of a mid-19th Century copy of a book on Euclidean geometry. A selection from Sophie Calle's exhibition Appointment with Sigmund Freud (originally installed in situ at the Freud Museum, London) lowers the tone to the personal and irrepressible.

As a nod to the linkage between sex and all theories of origin, the exhibition also presents works that draw on Courbet's infamous L'Origine du monde, a painting once owned by the psychoanalytic philosopher Jacques Lacan. In an array of media, Sherrie Levine, Anna Ostoya and Serkan Ozkaya subvert the original. In other works, a worldview is set up against the image of the erotically charged body, as in Eric Baudelaire's photogravures of magazines where nude bodies have been censored by Japanese authorities. Nida Sinnokrot's Untitled Zipper #3, intertwines world politics with sexual suggestion, likening erotic openings to border crossings, and addressing power imbalances that are flaunted in the creation and division of territories.

Reading against the grain of the dominant narrative of the text, the collective fierce pussy (Nancy Brooks Brody, Joy Episalla, Zoe Leonard and Carrie Yamaoka) infiltrates the rationalist, modern space of the gallery with their wheat-pasted posters of re-constituted lesbian pulp fiction. In all of the works, sex and philosophy, text and subtext, interpenetrate the works on display. The exhibition also includes a selection of related artists' books and philosophical texts.

About the Curators
Christopher Eamon, the former director of the distinguished Pamela and Richard Kramlich Collection, San Francisco, and the New Art Trust, and a former assistant curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art, has curated exhibitions at museums and galleries throughout the world including the Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin; MoMA PS1; the Institute of Contemporary Art, London; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Aspen Art Museum, and other major institutions. His exhibition, Accidental Modernism, combining historical and contemporary works in diverse media, opened at Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects in January 2008. His most recent exhibition, Rearview Mirror: New Art from Central and Eastern Europe, originated in June 2011 at The Power Plant, Toronto and is currently on display at the Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

Eamon's numerous publications include Anthony McCall: the Solid Light Films and Related Works (Northwestern University Press, Evanston, IL and Steidl, Germany, 2005). His writings on film and video art from 1950 to 1980 appear in Film and Video Art (Tate Publishing, 2009) and he is the co-editor, with Stan Douglas, of Art of Projection (Hatje Cantz, 2009), an anthology on the history and significance of projected images from the 18th Century to the present.

Beth Stryker, an architect and curator based in New York, has worked extensively in the Middle East, both as an independent curator, and as the Director of NAAS (the Network of Arab Arthouse Screens). Her writing on art and architecture in the Middle East has appeared in magazines such as Bidoun and Domus.

Stryker has recently curated exhibitions and programs for the Brooklyn Museum; the French Institute, New York; the Beirut Art Center, Lebanon; the AIA/Center for Architecture in NYC (where she held the position of Director of Programs), and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Her artworks have been exhibited widely at institutions including the Wexner Center for the Arts; the Walker Art Center; and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Stryker received her M.Arch from Princeton University in 2004. She attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in 2002, and has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and grants. She was the founding Board Chair of Denniston Hill, an interdisciplinary artist-in-residence organization sited in upstate New York.

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14. Laurie Anderson, FF Alumn, at EMPAC, thru 2015

Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)
EMPAC names Laurie Anderson
distinguished artist-in-residence
Three-year term will begin in 2012
EMPAC (Curtis R. Priem Experimental
Media and Performing Arts Center)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180

empac.rpi.edu

EMPAC at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is pleased to announce that Laurie Anderson has been named EMPAC's inaugural distinguished artist-in-residence for a three-year term beginning in 2012.

As one of America's foremost contemporary artists; a persistent experimenter at the intersection of performance, media, and technology; and an inventor of tools and instruments, Anderson and EMPAC's exceptional research and production environment for adventurous new work are an ideal match. The residency provides Anderson with wide access to space, technology, and support for creative experimentation, but as important, brings the artist into ongoing dialogue with students and faculty at Rensselaer.

Anderson first came to EMPAC as a resident artist in 2010 to complete work on Delusion, a complex series of stories about longing, memory, and identity commissioned by the Vancouver 2010 Cultural Olympiad. At EMPAC, she found the ideal working environment to try new ideas and integrate the diverse, multidisciplinary elements of the work, including music, visuals, altered voices, and electronic puppetry. Based on the success of the extensive working relationship between Anderson and EMPAC, Time-Based Arts Curator Kathleen Forde and Director Johannes Goebel proposed this new opportunity. "It's such a great honor to be the first EMPAC distinguished artist-in-residence. Working with the crack technical and production teams and having access to EMPAC's spectacular spaces and resources is such a dream. I'm incredibly grateful for this opportunity."

The distinguished artist-in-residence is an expansion of EMPAC's extensive residency program supporting the creation of new works and research. It marks the first time an artist has been invited for an extended time unrelated to a specific project, with the express goal of sharing the artist's creative practice with a technology-focused campus and the community through lectures, work-in-progress demonstrations, workshops, and more.

Since 2005, EMPAC has provided residences to more than 100 projects with over 400 participating artists, both established and emerging, creating ambitious experimental, time-based work that crosses artistic disciplines and often intersects with the sciences and humanities. Resident artists benefit from advanced facilities; experts in audio, video, IT, and stage technologies; and opportunities for collaboration with Rensselaer's faculty and researchers. Past resident artists have included the Wooster Group, Brent Green, Graham Parker, Ensemble Signal, Wayne McGregor/Random Dance, The OpenEnded Group, Sean Griffin, International Contemporary Ensemble, Anti VJ, Jennifer Tipton, and MaryAnne Amacher, among others.

About EMPAC
The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), founded by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, is an international hub for art, performance, science, and technology-offering adventurous interdisciplinary public events, support for artists and scholars engaged in creative research, and the resources of a state-of-the-art facility for digital media production, research, and performance situated on a college campus.

About Laurie Anderson
One of America's most renowned performance artists, Laurie Anderson's genre-crossing work encompasses performance, film, music, installation, writing, photography, and sculpture. She is widely known for her multimedia presentations and musical recordings and has numerous major works to her credit. She has had countless collaborations with an array of artists, from Jonathan Demme and Brian Eno to Bill T. Jones and Peter Gabriel.

Anderson has invented several technological devices for use in her recordings and performance art shows, including voice filters, a tape-bow violin, and a talking stick. In 2002, she was appointed NASA's first artist-in-residence, and she was also part of the team that created the opening ceremony for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. She has published six books, produced numerous videos, films, radio pieces, and original scores for dance and film. In 2007, she received the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize for outstanding contribution to the arts. She lives in New York City.

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15. Lorraine O'Grady, FF Alumn, at The Studio Museum in Harlem, May 10

Lorraine O'Grady at The Studio Museum in Harlem
The Artist's Voice: Lorraine O'Grady in conversation with Linda Goode Bryant
Thursday, May 10, 2012, 7:00pm

The Studio Museum in Harlem, 144 West 125th Street, New York
RSVP required

Please join us for a conversation with Lorraine O'Grady and Linda Goode Bryant. Featured in Shift: Projects | Perspectives | Directions, Lorraine O'Grady is a conceptual artist who has worked in and between performance and installation for more than thirty years. Linda Goode Bryant, founding director of the pioneering Just Above Midtown Gallery, is a filmmaker, activist and current executive director and founder of the Active Citizen Project. The Artist's Voice brings together these two visionaries for a lively discussion regarding history, performance and public engagement.

Recent Reviews of Lorraine O'Grady's exhibition, New Worlds, at Alexander Gray Associates:
Artforum.com
Art Fag City
Artnet
The Village Voice
The New Yorker

Alexander Gray Associates is a contemporary art gallery based in New York. The gallery has established a profile for high-quality exhibitions focused on mid- career artists who emerged in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Influential in political, social and cultural spheres, these artists are notable for creating work that crosses geographic borders, generational contexts and artistic disciplines.

Alexander Gray Associates
508 West 26 Street #215, New York NY 10001
Telephone: 212 399 2636 Fax: 212 399 2684
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
www.alexandergray.com

Current Exhibition
Lorraine O'Grady: New Worlds: April 11 - May 25, 2012

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16. Beverly Naidus, FF Alumn, at Folklife Festival, Washington State, May 25-28

The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO announces The Bread and Roses Exhibition, a production of their MayWorks Project, this year celebrating the centennial of the 1912 "Bread and Roses" Strike by Textile Workers (mostly immigrant women) in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The eight week strike, historic in its militancy, focused on the need for dignity as well as fair wages and working conditions. The exhibition will be on display at the Folklife Festival May 25th-28th in the Lopez Room (open Friday-Sunday 11AM-7PM and Monday 11AM-6PM). The Bread and Roses Exhibit is comprised of two parts: "We Fight for Roses Too" and "AND NOW BEHIND CURTAIN #2".
"We Fight for Roses Too" is a photographic exhibit that illustrates the experience of maintaining community and cultural identity while struggling to make a living within America's workforce as an immigrant. This exhibit highlights two such stories: contemporary farm laborers from indigenous Mexican migrant communities (the vividly colorful work of photojournalist/labor activist David Bacon) contrasted with elegant black and white portraits of Filipino cannery workers from the 1920s and 30s (done by photographer, John Stamets as part of the "Alaskeros Project").
"We Fight for Roses Too" will also include the poster art work of sixteen students, all visual art novices and non-art majors, from Prof. Beverly Naidus' Labor, Globalization and Art course (UW Tacoma-Spring 2012) Their work explores personal work stories, frustrations with the employment possibilities that the students face and labor issues related to the human cost of corporate globalization. "AND NOW BEHIND CURTAIN #2" is an interactive installation in the form of a large colorful fabric spiral with apertures, images and messages that viewers walk around and through. Created by artist/author/teacher/activist, Beverly Naidus, the installation originally premiered at the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum in Duisberg, Germany in 2005. This viewing will be a North American debut for the piece. Naidus' work examines the tensions, fears and illusions promoted by the corporate media, the stories of individuals struggling to make sense of this economic and political moment and invites the viewers to participate in a game that playfully explores the perils and rewards of activism. For more information about "The Bread and Roses Exhibition" and a calendar of MayWorks Events see: www.thestand.org/?p=12424 or contact The Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO phone: 206/281-8901

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17. Lawrence Graham-Brown, FF Alumn, in Aruba Act Performance Art Festival, Dutch Antilles, May 12, and more

Lawrence Graham-Brown is featured in Arc Magazine Issue #5 and is presenting Aruba Act Performance Art Festival May 12, 2012, Aruba Dutch Antilles

Arc Magazine releases Issue #5, with a very intimate discussion with me and Kristina Newman-Scott, former Programs Director for Real Art Ways, Boston Center for The Arts and currently Director of Marketing, Events and Cultural Affairs for the city of Hartford, Connecticut. This is a must have, please subscribe to ARC!

Foundation Ateliers89 Presents Aruba Act
Aruba's Performance Art Festival to be held at Ateliers89, Dominicanesstraat 34
May 12, 2012
7:00 pm Sharp!
Admission FREE
Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served

The festival will feature the works of Agnes Leslie, Alida Albus, Emmanuel Rosel, Gideon Lewis, John Freddy Montoya, Ligia Violenus, Marilyn Lugay, Marjorie Vermeer, Melissa Rozenstand,
Susana Kelly, Taisha Alip and Victor Rosario with host our current Artist in Residence, workshop facilitator and fellow, Star performer Lawrence Graham-Brown!

Ateliers89
Dominicanessenstr. 34
Tel. 588-5776 or 565-4613
email: elvis@ateliers89.com
Expo ta habri semanal 11:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday untill 8:00pm

Foundation Ateliers89, Academia Di Bellas Artes Aruba is supported by:
Prins Bernhard Cultural Fund Caribbean and Aruba, Fund BKVB, Mondriaan Foundation, Doen Foundation, Prins Claus Fund, Universidad di Aruba, Sandberg Institute, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, among others.

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18. Diane Torr, FF Alumn, at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, May 9, 10

Diane Torr FF Alumn to make artist visit to Stanford University, Pal Alto, Ca May 9/10
Events as follows:
May 9th 7.00pm LGBT Center
Film Screening of Venus Boyz in which Diane is a main protagonist
May 10th 4.15pm Serra House - Artist talk - 25 Years of Sex and Drag
followed launch of Diane's book (co-authored by Stephen Bottoms)
Sex, Drag and Male Roles: Investigating Gender as Performance

Sponsored by Stanford's Program in Feminist Studies, The Clayman Institute for Gender Research, Queer Awareness Days (QuAD), and LGBT-CRC
All invited!

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19. Chin-Chih Yang, FF Alumn, at FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn, thru June 3, and more

Dear Friends,

If this weekend you are free please come to join my show at Verge Art NYC and solo exhibition opening at FiveMyles gallery.

Below are the info:

VERGE NYC
159 Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village, NYC
May 3 - May 6, 2012
General Public Hours:
Noon - 8pm, Fri & Sat
Noon-6pm Sun

"Building A Future Human (Bodies) Interactive performance on Saturday 7:30 PM

http://www.vergeartfair.com/vergenyc/vergenycmain.html

and

"Breathing"
Installation by Chin Chih Yang
http://www.fivemyles.org/future/

Date: May 3 - June 3, 2012
Opening: Sunday, May 6, 5 - 7 pm
Hours: Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun, 1 to 6 p.m. or by appointment: 718-783-4438
Location: FiveMyles, 558 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Directions below

The artist Chin Chih Yang has dedicated himself to open our eyes to the unimaginable amount of waste produced in this society, and the perils and dangers this accumulated waste presents for all life on this planet.

He creates large installations constructed out with thousands of aluminum cans and various industrial waste. The sheer volume of these installations are an unnerving comment on what we take to be the simple act of, for example, of buying a can of soda. At the same time Chin Chih dignifies the cans and waste materials by turning his constructions into luminous, magical palaces, using colored lights from within the construction.

Breathing, the installation at FiveMyles, utilizes large amounts of recyclable materials: used tubing from hospital oxygen masks and industrial cables as well as other waste found around the city: aluminum cans, discarded sandwich containers, plastic bottles, etc. The artist arranges these materials according to the aesthetic principles of, perhaps, a giant bird nest, everything seems essential for holding the construction together.

For the artist the use of tubing from oxygen masks in this construction is of particular significance. The masks once preserved the health of a human being, and as waste they add to the death of the earth. And yet this tubing as well as the other waste materials that are suffocating the planet give us pleasure when incorporated into Chin Chih's construction.

Chin Chih Yang has confronted and delighted the public with his recycling message and his interactive performances in Rockefeller Center, the United Nations, Union Square Park, Queens Museum, Chelsea Museum, Godwin-Ternbach Museum and Exit Art, and internationally in Taiwan, Poland, Singapore and Hong Kong.

The exhibition is in part supported by the New York State Council for the Arts, Public Funds from the New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the Brooklyn Community Foundation and by the Brooklyn Arts Council, JPMorgan/Chase.

Directions: Take the 2, 3, 4 or 5 train to Franklin Ave. Walk two blocks against the traffic on Franklin Ave. Turn left into St. Johns Place. Walk 3/4 block to 558 St. Johns Pl. FiveMyles is within easy walking distance from the Brooklyn Museum.
- at FiveMyles.

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20. Stefanie Trojan, FF Alumn, at Polnisch-Deutsches Performance Festival, Dusseldorf, Germany, May 11-3

Vorsicht heiß! / Uwaga gorące!
Polnisch-Deutsches Performance Festival


11.05. bis 13.05.2012

Eröffnung am 11.05. um 18.00 Uhr

Kurator: Johannes Deimling www.bbbjohannesdeimling.de
Organisator: Klaus Richter
Teil des Festival: "Klopsztanga - Polen grenzenlos NRW", gefördert durch das Kultursekretariat NRW und dem Polnischen Institut Düsseldorf
Polen: Deutschland:

Artur Grabowski Inge Broska und Hans Joerg Tauchert Janusz Baldyga Stefanie Trojan Antoni Karwowski Katharina Kastl Danka Milewska Marcel Sparmann

11.05. bis 13.05. Eröffnung am 11.05. um 18.00 Uhr

Freitag 11.05. 19.00 - 21.00 Uhr Performances Samstag 12.05. 17.00 - 22.00 Uhr Performances Sonntag 13.05. 11.30 - 13.30 Uhr Symposium

Eintritt: 10,00 € für 3 Tage, 5,00 € pro Tag Kartenverkauf in der Alten Post

Kulturforum Alte Post • Städtische Galerie • Neustr. 28 • 41456 Neuss Tel. 02131- 904122 • info@altepost.de • www.altepost.de

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21. Elly Clarke, FF Alumn, at Techno Park Studios, Melbourne, Austrlia, May 12

On 12th May, 16.00-18.00 I have a solo exhibition of work made over the past 10 years opening at Techno Park Studios in Melbourne, Australia. In the style of Clarke Gallery show WUNDERKAMMER, I am taking what I can carry in a suitcase, to install there when I arrive. I'm taking a variety of slides, videos, prints & drawings from projects that include Moscow to Beijing, Some Places I Have Never Been To, The Leica Replacement Project, Cars and Cowboys - along with some prints from my ongoing George Richmond Portrait Project (for I have more sitters to visit there).

This exhibition could not have happened without the support of Alex Billingham, Laura Clarke, Vita Gottlieb, Helen Grace, Wendy & Danny Keen, Penny Lindley, Roger Nelson, Alana Richards, Sonya Russell-Saunders, James Smith, Edye Wachler, Kym Ward - via the Indiegogo campaign.

Press release follows. You can also find this event on Facebook. It would be wonderful to see any one of you there.

Best wishes,

Elly
http://www.clarkegallery.de / http://www.ellyclarke.com / mail@clarkegallery.de / http://www.twitter.com/ClarkeGallery /

MEDIA RELEASE
in collaboration with
TECHNOTOPIA TOURS
presents
CHANGE SETTINGS
ELLY CLARKE

In May, British artist Elly Clarke is coming to Melbourne for the first time. In her suitcase, aside from the usual things like socks, trainers, the odd elegant blouse and a plug adaptor, she brings with her other objects - including photographs, drawings, dvd's and audio files - to be installed for an exhibition at Techno Park Studios. Her interest is in mobility and the impact it has on individuals and communities. Using analogue and digital media, Clarke's projects interrogate the idea of the archive, seeking to create stories that traverse geographical boundaries and encourage reflection on the way we perceive, experience and interpret the world.

Elly Clarke works as an artist and curator. She has a BA (Hons) in Art History from the University of Leeds, studied Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art before gaining her Masters in Fine Art from Central St Martins College of Art and Design in London. Major solo works include 'Moscow-Beijing', (shown at Kiasma Museum, Helsinki, Finland; Milton Keynes Gallery, UK; Globe Hub, Newcastle, UK; London Gallery West, London; Centre for Endless Progress, Berlin and National Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia) and the ongoing George Richmond Portrait Project. Group and curatorial exhibitions include 'BERLIN / BIRMINGHAM / BEYOND /' at mac, Birmingham, 'The Mobility Project' at Galerie Suvi Lehtinen in Berlin and Meter Room, Coventry and 'WUNDERKAMMER' which travelled in a suitcase from Clarke Gallery in Berlin to TROVE, Birmingham; Eastern Edge Gallery, St. John's, Newfoundland , Canada and Franklin Furnace, New York. She has also had a residency at the Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada and in 2010 was selected to participate in the prestigious 'Goldrausch Kunstlerinnen' program in Berlin. Clarke Gallery is her ongoing curatorial project. Elly Clarke lives and works between Berlin and Birmingham.

http://www.ellyclarke.com // http://www.clarkegallery.de

Opening: Saturday May 12 from 4 - 6 pm Exhibition current: 12 - 27 May 2012

Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday 1 - 5pm

Location: 15 Techno Park Drive, Williamstown 3016 Ph. +61 3 9397 6344 http://www.technoparkstudios.com/

Media enquiries: Kim Donaldson +61 41000 1030 Email: mailto:kdonaldson@impulse.net.au

ellyclarke@gmail.com // art: http://www.ellyclarke.com // photography: http://www.ellyclarkephotography.co.uk // Clarke Gallery: http://www.clarkegallery.de // mobile uk: +44 (0)7905 275 575 // mobile de: +49 (0)176 8716 2833 // twitter: @elly_clarke

** current exhibition: BIRMINGHAM / from BERLIN / BIRMINGHAM / BEYOND at mac birmingham. Buy art and get to choose the next work to be displayed. **

** help me get to Techno Park Studios in Melbourne, Australia in May for a solo show: http://www.indiegogo.com/clarkegallery **

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22. China Blue, FF Alumn, at Jamestown Arts Center, RI, thru June 9

TechnoCraft: Where High Tech Meets Handmade

Opening: Thursday, May 3, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Exhibition: May 3, 2012 through Saturday, June 9, 2012
Gallery hours: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Tuesday through Saturday.
The Jamestown Arts Center, located at 18 Valley Street, Jamestown, RI 02835

Hera Gallery and Education Foundation, Jamestown Arts Center and The Engine Institute, Inc., presents TechnoCraft an exhibition of Rhode Island and greater New England artists who are inspired by and use technology to enhance the impact of their work. Some of the works blink, buzz, glow, flap, and spin showing the technology front and center. In other cases although the technology is the process driving the creation of the work it is not evident in the result. The exhibition a lively and provocative experience expands the boundaries of what is usually found hanging on gallery walls. These artists will make you think twice about what you've seen and bring you back for a second look.

In undertaking this project the curators have tapped into a surging interest in the interface of art and technology. The exhibition builds on such precedents as Make Magazine, Maker Fairs, Burning Man and scores of lesser, but equally sophisticated festivals, and the work of many cutting edge individual artists, designers and engineers. As a recent ad in a mainstream magazine said, "Join the Aduino Revolution!"

Work by the following artists is featured: Suzi Ballenger, China Blue, Jenine Bressner, Laurie Carlson, Mark Esper, Beth Galston, John Kotula, Ben Knox Miller, Luke Randall, James Rutter, Cheryl Sleboda and Shawn Wallace.

Curators include: John Kotula who is an artist member of Hera Gallery and an active member of Hera's board of directors. In addition to making his own artwork, John is an arts educator and arts promoter. He has curated many shows at Hera Gallery, including, most recently, Ekphraises: Art into Poetry = Poetry into Art.

Suzi Ballenger is a weaver who works with a wide variety of non-traditional, repurposed and recycled materials. She is owner operator of Real Fibers Handwoven. http://www.realfibers.com/index.html She teaches weaving and her work is widely exhibited.

China Blue is an international artist who uses technology as one of the driving forces of her work. http://www.chinablueart.com/ A recent body of work she created called the Firefly Projects was awarded a solo exhibition at The Newport Art Museum, honored with a 2012 RISCA Fellowship in New Genres, and nominated for the Best Monographic Museum Show Nationally by the International Association of Art Critics. China Blue is the founder of The Engine Institute. http://theengineinstitute.org/

James Rutter is an engineer who directs the AS220Labds. http://as220.org/labs/pages/ The motto of the labs is "Where Art Meets Technology." The Labs make available to the community the knowledge and equipment to produce art in a manner that would have seemed like science fiction even ten years ago: laser cutters, computer controlled routers, 3-D printers, micro computer programming, etc.

TechnoCraft was originally planned for Hera Gallery's Main Street location in Wakefield. However, when that location closed due to development of the property for other purposes, The Jamestown Art's Center stepped in and made their large gallery available. The two organizations and The Engine Institute, Inc., have become active partners in presenting this exhibition.

TechnoCraft has been supported by a grant from The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts http://www.arts.ri.gov/.

More information is available at http://heragallery.org/, http://jamestownartcenter.org/, and http://theengineinstitute.org.

China Blue

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23. Priscilla Proudwoman Stadler, FF Alumn, at Itinerant Performance Festival, Jackson Heights, Queens, NY, May 12

The Oracle in Jackson Heights
Itinerant Performance Festival: Curator - Hector Canonge
Saturday May 12, 3 - 6 pm
Got a question? Dealing with a dilemma? Caught in a conundrum? Enmeshed in an imbroglio? The Oracle will be available for consultations! Come see if the random texts can offer you insight or guidance! No guarantees, but your odds are better than for winning the lottery!

37th Rd. Pedestrian Plaza (at 37th Rd and 73rd - 74th Street), Jackson Heights, Queens

Reach Configuration #4
Long Island City Artists/LICArts Open
Saturday May 12, 6 - 8 pm - Opening
A site-specific installation of Reach, my new series of cheesecloth wall drawings

11-11 43rd Rd., between 21st and 11th St., Long Island City, NY
Open 12 - 6 on May 12, 13, 19, 20 (weekday hours will be confirmed soon)

Seven Word Pairs for the #7 Train (video, 10 min.)
A Frame Apart 2: Queens International 2012 at the Queens Museum
Saturday May 19, 3 - 5 pm
Short films about Queens in conjunction with the Queens International Biennial, followed by q & a and reception with the artists

For directions by public transit or car: http://www.queensmuseum.org/about/general-information/visitinfodirections

Website: http://www.solanima.net .

Happy Spring,

Priscilla

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24. Bryan Zanisnik, FF Alumn, online at http://canopycanopycanopy.com/updates/187

Please check out Bryan Zanisnik's interview with Colby Chamberlain for Triple Canopy at
http://canopycanopycanopy.com/updates/187

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25. LuLu LoLo, FF Alumn, at Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows, May 20, and more

Here is an addition for your calendar
LuLu LoLo May 20 3-5pm
CINEMAROSA, Queens Only Queen Film Series
Queens Museum
LuLu LoLo will perform an excerpt from her play
"38 Witnessed her Death, I Witnessed her Love:
The Lonely Secret of Mary Ann Zielonko (Kitty Genovese Story)"
as part of the program for Cinemarosa's 8th Anniverary Celebration with a presentation of shorts that touch on many aspects of the LGBT experience.
http://cinemarosa.org/
http://cinemarosa.org/?page_id=1063

and

I will be at the event below as Mr. Mayor:

I have been hosting the performances of "Itinerant, Festival for Contemporary Performance Art"
QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development
Public Performances & Closing Event, Saturday, May 12th 3-6pm
37th Road Pedestrian Plaza
Jackson Heights, Queens, NY

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26. Susanna Dakin, FF Member, at Bluestockings, Manhattan, May 22

Tuesday, May 22nd @ 7PM - $5 Suggested
Reading: Susanna Dakin "An Artist for President"
Join performance artist and former candidate for United States President, Susanna Dakin, for readings and discussion of a newly published memoir of her 1984 campaign, "An Artist for President: The Nation is the Artwork, We are the Artists." More than a quarter century ahead of her time, Dakin had prescient- and at times humorous- ideas as to what we might do to avert the disastrous future the Reagan Administration was setting us up for. Dakin was the publisher of High Performance Magazine, the seminal reference of the performance art scene.

http://bluestockings.com/events/

Bluestockings
172 Allen St.
New York, NY 10002
212.777.6028
Open Every Day
11am - 11pm

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27. Ignacio Sourrouille, FF Alumn, at Te Con Obra, Buenos Aires, May 23

Té con Obra /otoño 2012
una invitación a encontrarnos
Textiles pequeño formato + Dibujos + artista invitado: Ignacio Sourrouille
momentos cantados: Verónica Walfisch + lectura de poemas: Liliana García Carril
y, como siempre, cosas ricas de comer y el deseo de compartir!!!
sábado 12 de mayo de 16 a 20
para confirmar la dirección por favor escribime a florencia@walfisch.com.ar
http://www.facebook.com/v.teconobra
http://www.facebook.com/FlorenciaWalfischArteTextil

Ignacio Sourrouille:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.168056333276119.42195.100002152607291&type=3
www.nasopinturas.blogspot.com www.nasofotos.blogspot.com www.dibunasos.blogspot.com
las obras están a la venta. la invitación es a mirar, charlar y compartir

Ignacio Guillermo Sourrouille (Naso)
Artista Plástico- Fotógrafo
(011) 4361-9851
www.nasopinturas.blogspot.com
www.nasofotos.blogspot.com
www.dibunasos.blogspot.com

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28. Paul McMahon, FF Alumn, at Villa Metamorphosis, Saugerties, NY, May 11

PROJECT INC. REVISITED OFFICIALLY KICKS OFF TONIGHT WITH A PERFORMANCE BY TOM MARIONI. IT WILL BE SIMILAR TO HIS 1973 PROJECT INC. PERFORMANCE. JULY 2-7 AT CHURNER AND CHURNER IS THE ACTUAL PROJECT INC. REVISITED SHOW WITH ALL 37 ARTISTS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE, BUT THERE MAY BE OTHER EVENTS; OUTLIERS WHICH WILL BE DOCUMENTED IN THE JULY SHOW.

FRIDAY MAY 11 8:30-10
TOM MARIONI; BEER, ART AND PHILOSOPHY
and
Think-n-Drink: Hudson Valley Edition

THIS IS A TWO PART EVENT.
TOM MARIONI's performance BEER ART AND PHILOSOPHY is first
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C1mBeI6u3Q http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ieR8cCoGQY&NR=1&feature=endscreen
and will be followed by a relational interactive event inspired by Texas-based artist Andy Coolquitt called "Think-n- Drink." Coolquitt holds regularly monthly sessions at his house in Austin where friends gather around a topic, set of readings, or artist's work to discuss, argue, debate while sipping a beverage. His work can be seen at http://www.lisa-cooley.com/artists/view/andy-coolquitt"

Tom Marioni's performance is the first event in PROJECT INC. REVISITED. Performed by Rachel Cook, who is also presenting Think-n-Drink.
Thanks to Robin Selk.

In 1973 a gray haired actor hired by Tom read from an autobiographical text while seated at a table. The man was middle aged, with glasses and unremarkable, an apt standin for Tom. I think I remember Tom taking credit for his grandfather inventing ice cream but I could be wrong about that. The text from the 1973 performance is in the archive at CCS. The lighting was plain white and no refreshments were served. The space was dusty and architecturally undisitinguished. The present execution of a remote Tom Marioni staging of a reading from his 2003 autobiography BEER, ART AND PHILOSOPHY will be read by a young woman with piano jazz playing and under yellow light. Beer will be served.

at VILLA METAMORPHOSIS
1421 RT 212
SAUGERTIES, NY

Directions: about 3 miles east of Woodstock, the driveway is at the top of the rise just before New World Home Cooking. It forks sharply to the left. Parking at the top of the hill or at the house.

Paul McMahon
6 Hillcrest Ave.
Woodstock, NY 12498
845-679-3392
paul@paulmcmahon.tv

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29. Claire Jeanine Satin, FF Alumn, at 3D Gallery, Mestre, Italy, opening May 18

INDETERMINACY:
CLAIRE JEANINE SATIN
BOOKWORKS & COLLAGES
Opening on May 18 - June 2012
3D Gallery, Mestre, Italy
a reception will be held
All are welcome

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30. Charles Clough, FF Alumn, May 2012 newsletter

May 11, 2012
CHARLES CLOUGH AND CLUFFFALO ATTRACTING ATTENTION IN AND FOR BUFFALO
BUFFALO, NY -- 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 has proven that you can go home again. The noted postmodern artist is in Buffalo for a series of art events including The Way to Clufffalo, a major, 40-year retrospective of his work at the University at Buffalo Art Gallery, and Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-garde in the 1970s, a major exhibit featuring Clough's work at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
These exhibitions and related events have attracted significant national and regional media attention from such sources as The New York Times and The Buffalo News.
Please plan to join Charles at these current and upcoming events:
Ongoing Exhibitions
Charles Clough: The Way To Clufffalo
University at Buffalo Art Gallery
March 31-May 19, 2012
Curated by Sandra Q. Firmin
The exhibit is an in-depth survey of the work of an artist whose experiments with paint applications are often filtered through an array of media and information technologies. It considers Clough's career in relationship to the critical role Buffalo has played throughout the second half of the twentieth century in nurturing experimental cultural production from Abstract Expressionism onwards. Organized Sandra Q. Firmin, curator of UB Art Galleries, The Way to Clufffalo chronicles Clough's lifelong artistic pursuit that he refers to as PEPFOG, an acronym for the "photographic epic of a painter as a film or a ghost." The exhibition features more than 190 collages, paintings, artist books, sculpture, and video, drawn primarily from public and private collections in Western New York, which illuminate 40 years of artistic production. A significant donation of more than 400 Clough works to the UB Art Galleries by renowned art collectors Herbert and Dorothy Vogel constitute a major portion of the exhibition.
Catalog: ISBN: 978-0-9842518-3-4
Wish You Were Here: The Buffalo Avant-garde in the 1970s
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
March 30-July 8, 2012
Curated by Heather Pesanti
The exhibit surveys a creative ecology that flourished in Buffalo in the 1970s comprising a loosely organized group of collaborative, interdisciplinary artistic communities spanning the visual arts, film, video, performance, literature, and music. Looking back on the art and ideas these groups propagated, one might argue that aspects of postmodern and contemporary art were seeded during this time, and that Buffalo was one of a group of geographic pockets that provided fertile ground for these concepts and methodologies to take hold. Clough's work as a founder of Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center is integral to the exhibit.
Catalog: ISBN: 978-1-887457-12-5
Upcoming Events
Performance: Excavating Art
Thursday, May 17, 2012, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
University at Buffalo Art Gallery, North Campus
(Performance to be video recorded)
For the 2012 Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) conference hosted by UB, Charles Clough, artist and founding member of Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, excavates a relic from the heady days of the legendary artist-run alternative art space. Located on 30 Essex Street in a former ice-packing warehouse, Hallwalls quickly became a social and creative hub for the local arts community to gather, exhibit work, and learn about contemporary art through a library of magazines and catalogs supplemented by a constant influx of visiting artists mostly from New York City.
At Hallwalls, Clough occupied a number of different spaces for sleeping, making art, and holding meetings regarding the organization's founding and operation. From 1974 to 1978, a plywood tabletop covered with four-foot-wide sign painters' bond paper became a repository for off-hand notes and doodles by Clough and other artists, particularly Robert Longo, who visited his live-work space. Instead of removing the paper once it had been covered with ink and graphite, Clough simply added successive layers of fresh sheets causing the table height to dramatically increase over the next four years. When he left Buffalo for New York City in 1978, Clough rolled the papers together and unceremoniously bound them with masking tape, a state that they have remained in ever since. For the first time in more than three decades, these fragile sheets of paper will be unrolled and excavated in a performative archeological dig.
For more information on Buffalo TAG 2012, visit: http://www.ubartgalleries.org/#?gallery=art&select=event&eventID=219
Media Alert: This event will present excellent content for television, radio, and print sources.
Special Project: Big Finger Parking Lot Painting Party
Saturday, May 19, 2012, 1:00-3:00 p.m.to be video recorded
University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery
(Performance to be video recorded)
Help Charles Clough paint in the Big Finger Parking Lot Painting Party at the UB Anderson Gallery. Since the mid-1970s, Clough has staged group art-making sessions where the public is invited to explore their own creative potential under the artist's guidance. Gestural abstraction like Clough's is known for its ability to stimulate imaginative free association. Convex pads of varying sizes attached to sticks, the "Big Finger" tools can be used to vigorously swirl and blend paint directly onto large-scale canvases to produce unexpected effects. This lively activity lends itself to meaningful public participation for people of all ages and abilities to create something beautiful together.
Programming support provided by Schuele Painting Company Incorporated.
http://www.ubartgalleries.org/?select=events - ?gallery=anderson&select=event&eventID=215
Media Alert: This event will present excellent content for television, radio, and print sources.
Mining Modernism: Charles Clough and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Presented by Holly E. Hughes, curator of the collection, Albright-Knox Art Gallery
University at Buffalo Art Gallery, North Campus
DATE TBA
From Jackson Pollock to Andy Warhol, Holly E. Hughes will discuss the legacy of modernism in the paintings of Charles Clough and the influence that the Albright-Knox Art Gallery's collection of modern masters has had on the Buffalo-born artist.
Contact: Mary Moran at 716-645-0571 or mjmoran@buffalo.edu
http://www.buffalo.edu/calendar/calendar?action=describe&which=143ADE76-8E45-11E1-80C0-8E8F8090183B&lastaction=&category=&time=&thismonth=&from=&until=
Recent Media Coverage
The Buffalo News, Gusto
May 4, 2012
Charles Clough Lights the Way to 'Clufffalo'
By Colin Dabkowski
http://www.buffalonews.com/entertainment/gusto/art/art-reviews/article841292.ece

The New York Times
May 2, 2012
Renaissance in an Industrial Shadow
By Carol Kino
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/06/arts/design/buffalo-avant-garde-art-scene-revisited-at-albright-knox.html?_r=1&ref=design

The Buffalo News
May 1, 2012
The Whole Truth about Buffalo's Avant-garde Arts Scene (Commentary)
By Jeff Simon
http://www.buffalonews.com/entertainment/columns/jeff-simon/article836251.ece

Artvoice
April 19-25, 2012
Charles Clough's Paintings at UB Center for the Arts (Cover Story)
By Jack Foran
http://artvoice.com/issues/v11n16/art_scene/clough_trade

Burchfield Penney Art Center
April 16, 2012, 7-8:30 pm
Lecture/Discussion: Charlie Clough: The Way to Clufffalo
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. Video recorded.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery
April 14-15, 2012
Wish You Were Here Symposium
Panel discussion presented in collaboration with the University at Buffalo. Audio recorded.

The Spectrum, University at Buffalo Student Publication
April 10, 2012
Journey to Clufffalo
By Delany Marsco
http://www.ubspectrum.com/arts/art/journey-to-clufffalo-1.2843977#.T6f2y7-lDes

The Buffalo News
March 29, 2012
Back to the '70s with 'Wish You Were Here'
By Colin Dabkowski
http://www.buffalonews.com/entertainment/gusto/art/art-previews/article786292.ece

Buffalo Spree
March 2012
Great Gesticulations (Gallery View)
By Elizabeth Licata
http://www.buffalospree.com/Buffalo-Spree/March-2012/Gallery-View-Great-gesticulations/
1300 Elmwood, Buffalo State College Alumni Magazine
Winter 2011
The Making of An Artist
By Brian Kantz
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/buffalostate/1300elmwood_2011winter/index.php
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 and Cindy Sherman 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 and distributed them to museums in all 50 states. 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.
Media:
Charles Clough
646-283-6964
Charlie@clufff.com
www.clufff.com

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