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Contents for July 16, 2012

1. Chin Chih Yang, FF Fund Recipient, at Queens Museum of Art, July 28-29

Artist will be buried under 30,000 Aluminum Cans in New Performance Art Piece by Chin Chih Yang, "Kill Me or Change", presented Sat and Sun, July 28 and 29, 2:00pm at Queens Museum of Art
On July 28th and 29th, artist Chin Chih Yang will present his interactive performance art piece, "Kill Me or Change", at the Queens Museum of Art. Buried by 30,000 aluminum cans that will be dropped on the artist in a provocative and playful project that examines the effects of over-consumption in modern society.

Chin Chih Yang suspends 30,000 aluminum cans-the average number of cans one person throws away over a lifetime-contained in a mesh net suspended 30 feet above ground in a crane which hovers over the audience. As the finale to each performance, the contents of the net will be released onto Yang's head, in a colorful and overwhelming display of aluminum waste. By showing, quite literally, the suffocating effects of one person's personal polluting, Yang hopes this piece will serve as a call to action, and that audience members and the public at large will examine their habits of personal consumption.
"Kill Me or Change" will be presented at the Queens Museum of Art, located at the New York City Building in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday July 28 at 2:00pm. More information can be found by calling 718.592.9700 or by visiting www.queensmuseum.org

About the Artist:
Multidisciplinary artist Chin Chih Yang was born in Taiwan, and has resided for many years in New York City, where he studied at Pratt Institute and Parsons School of Design. Among other honors, he has been a recipient of fellowships from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, Franklin Furnace, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's "Swing Space" residency on Governor's Island.
His interests in ecology and constructed environments have resulted in interactive performances and installations that have been exhibited widely in North America, Europe, and Asia, in such spaces as Rockefeller Center, the Chelsea Museum, the Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Exit Art, Flux Factory, Miami Art Fair, Accident Gallery, Eureka, CA, Five Flavours Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland and at the Taipei Art Fair. A great proponent of public art, Yang enacts projects in outdoor spaces such as the United Nations, where he infamously projected a giant Taiwanese flag onto the building, and Union Square Park in Manhattan, the site of events that drew audiences in the tens of thousands, "Burning Ice" and "World Peace."

Artist contact information: 917-547-9651 or email: chin@123soho.com



2. Michael Smith, FF Alumn, received 2012 Alpert Award in the Arts

Michael Smith, performance/video/installation artist, was awarded a 2012 Alpert Award in the Arts. Smith was named the winner of the Visual Arts prize "for subversively using the visual languages of popular and corporate culture to take on big issues, for pioneering narrative within video art practice, and for rendering the everyday as truly strange."





3. Claire Jeanine Satin, FF Alumn, at Black Square Gallery, Miami, FL, thru Sept. 5, and more

JULY 14 - SEPTEMBER 5, 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 6 p.m.
Book Party, Screening and reading of memoir, Whatever Is Contained Must Be Released; My Jewish Orthodox Girlhood, My Life As A Feminist Artist
Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street between Bleeker and West 4th Street
Introduced by Gloria Jacobs, Director of the Feminist Press
$7 admission includes a complimentary drink

Sunday, September 9, 2 p.m.
Screening and reading of memoir, Whatever Is Contained Must Be Released; My Jewish Orthodox Girlhood, My Life As A Feminist Artist
Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren Street, Hudson, NY 12534
Introduced by Gary Schiro, Director of the Hudson Opera House
Free Admission

Wednesday, October 10, 7:30 p.m.
Screening and reading of memoir, Whatever Is Contained Must Be Released; My Jewish Orthodox Girlhood, My Life As A Feminist Artist
The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University Campus, Waltham, Mass.
Free Admission



4. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, at Miami Performance International Festival, FL, July 26-29

Miami Performance International Festival
From July 26 through 29, 2012

Work by Diego Bowie, a Panama-based artist participating in the festival

The first Miami Performance International Festival will be a four-day series of events taking place in Downtown Miami, the Miami Design District and Miami Beach. The event is organized by Edge Zones Projects and curated by Charo Oquet, Cristy Alamaida and Tori Arpad-Cotta.

The live art exhibition project seeks to reflect the varied approaches and underscore the wide spectrum of concerns of artistic practices and styles while surveying the contemporary global artistic strategies and conceptual frameworks where these works are put into play. M/P'12 will explore and study the tendencies of performance art and installations, showcasing works of over 32 international and local artists. The festival draws upon the rich local and international cultural landscape to present leading contemporary artists of performance and installation art who will exhibit alongside, both established and emerging performance artists selected from around the world.

A lively dialogue between live art practice and its documentation will occur through an comprehensive exhibition of performance documentation in photography, installation and video, while durational and site-reactive live performances will be presented to the public in a participatory and interactive discourse during the four day program The festival which is free to the general public will include workshops, lectures, artist talks, or other forms of discourse. The first edition of the festival will focus on the topic "Art of Uncertainty".

Participating artists:

Nathalie Alfonso, Cristy Almaida, Eliu Almonte, Bistoury Physical Theatre, Belaxis Buil, Diego Bowie, Pip Brant, Christine Brault, Johan Mijail Castillo, Orestes De La Paz, Nicolas Dumit Estevez , Palmer Fishman, Fsik Huvnx, Becky Flowers a Touch-Paper collaboration with Ika Santamaria, William Rey, Christine Fitzgerald, Claudio Marcotulli & Diego Salazar Cely, Bill Gilbert, Pery Jimenez, Fausto Gracia, Mark Holt, Walter Lara, LiquidVista, Pancho Lopez, Irene Loughlin, Claudio Marcotulli, Alexia Miranda , Gabriel Montero, Mikey Muench, Jochi Muñoz, Stephan Nesvacil, Ismael Ogando, Charo Oquet, Eduardo Oramas, Erika Osborne, David Perez, Grimaldy Polanco, David Prusko, Phaedra Robinson, Nicole Soden, Jennifer Suarez, Alexéi Tellerías, UOM, and José Valdivia.

Miami Performance International Festival
Ph: 305.303.8852

For more information about local events, please visit www.miamiartguide.com



5. Anthony McCall, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, July 13

Inside Art by Carol Vogel, The New York Times, July 13, 2012
On July 22, in the newly converted oil tanks that have added 225,000 square feet of space to the Tate Modern in London, visitors will be able to view a group of the British artist Anthony McCall's "Solid Light Films" from the early 1970s. The works break the medium down to its basic components: light and time.

Absent are conventional elements like sound, a story line or even a screen. Instead the films are projected into a darkened, haze-filled space, so that they occupy the gallery in three dimensions. This being 2012, the haze, which was originally produced by cigarette smoke and dust, is being created by a machine that fills the space with particulate matter that catches and reflects the light.

One of the works is from the Tate's own collection, but the rest are from a group of six "Solid Light Films" that have recently been promised to the New Art Trust, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to collecting, preserving and exhibiting media art, by its founders, the San Francisco collectors Richard and Pamela Kramlich.

Initially the trust worked with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where Mrs. Kramlich is a trustee, but in 2002 it expanded its reach and now works with the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tate in London as well. Over the years the Kramlichs have donated works by Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, Matthew Barney and Doug Aitken, to be shared by the three museums.

Ms. Kramlich said she first saw Mr. McCall's work at the Whitney Museum of American Art when there was a show of his films there in 2001. "It was so fresh," she recalled. "He used the idea of film in a different and interesting way."

Jack Lane, the New Art Trust's president and chief executive, said that although Mr. McCall lives and works in New York, he is not as well known in this country as he might be had he not diverted his career from the art world to that of graphic and book design in the 1980s.

But this summer he is getting a lot of attention abroad, where, in addition to the Tate Modern show, he has an exhibition up at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin and has been commissioned by the Arts Council in Britain to create a work for the London Olympics. That work, "Column," a spinning plume of cloud and steam, will rise on the waterfront in Liverpool. His work was also on view at Art Unlimited, part of the Art Basel fair in Switzerland last month.



6. Karen Finley, FF Alumn, in Perform Chinatown, Los Angeles, July 21

PERFORM CHINATOWN -- LA's 4th Annual Showcase of Performance Art


Charlie James Gallery & Coagula Curatorial


Charlie James Gallery/Coagula Curatorial

Charlie James
Phone: 1-213-687-0844
Fax: 1-213-687-8815

Various Venues
in and around Chung King Rd.
Chinatown Los Angeles, 90012

Saturday, July 21st between 4pm and Midnight

Over 30 actions & performances taking place at various contemporary art spaces on Chung King Rd.

Featuring the first performance by Karen Finley in Los Angeles in 14 years.

One Night Only




PRESS INQUIRIES CONTACT CHARLIE JAMES @ 213.687.0844 OR VISIT performchinatown.com

The fourth edition of L.A.'s premier performance art gathering will present over 40 performers, including the first performance by Karen Finley in Los Angeles in 14 years, distributed across a host of Chinatown galleries and public spaces on the 21st of July between 4pm and Midnight. Participating venues include Actual Size Los Angeles, Automata, Charlie James Gallery, Coagula Curatorial, The Company, Human Resources, Jancar Gallery, Pepin‐Moore, POV Evolving, Sabina Lee Gallery, Small Form Space, and more...

2012 Performer List:
Brandon Andrew, Automata, Kent Anderson Butler, Lucy Chinen, Akina Cox, Steve Craig, Christian Cummings, McLean Fahnestock, Karen Finley, Hans Fjellestad, Simone Gad, Kate Gilbert, Emilie Halpern, Suzy Hernandez, Gustavo Herrera, Marcus Herse, Kenyatta Hinkle, KCHUNG Radio, Ali Kheradyar, Kio Griffith, Keith Rocka Knittel, Max Maslansky, Jeremy Mikush, Omar Mirza, Jennifer Moon, Lucas Murgida, Nick + James, Oguri, Adam Overton, Renata Raksha, Evelena Ruether, Alex Schaefer, Margie Schnibbe, Finishing School, Dr. Jerry Siegel, Oriana Small, Alise Spinella, Matthew Timmons, Liz Toonkel, Tiffany Trenda, Steve Turner, Keith Walsh Experience, Seth Weiner, Aaron Wrinkle, Yelena Zhelezov, and more TBA...

A detailed map and schedule will be published the week of the event and will be available in hard copy and as a download on performchinatown.com



7. Peter Cramer & Jack Waters, FF Alumns, at The Cock, Manhattan, July 18

Peter Cramer & Jack Waters
July 18th Wednesday 10pm- 2pm.
@ The Cock 29 Second Avenue.

FREE admission from 10 - 12pm.

In association with Dirty Looks : On Location
Curated by Ethan Weinstock.

Cock Gobblin' is a mash up of decor, installation and film made especially for The Cock that encapsulates darkroom debauchery.
It flaunts the warning signs of "No Sexual Activity Allowed" plastered on the bar's walls.
In 2006, invited by Linda Simpson to do decor and performance for SLURP (her then weekly party at The Cock),
we created "Satyricum 1 & 2" that included a wine pissing human fountain, spaghetti wrestling in the basement,
orgiastic performances upstairs on the stage and a screening of Fellini's Satyricon.
Written up by Michael Musto, uncredited photos of this bacchanal ended up in Slava Mogutin book NYC Go-Go.

Peter Cramer & Jack Waters are Lower East Side denizens since 1981 when, as the performance collective POOL, they were the resident dance company of The Pyramid Club. Partners for 30 years of international collectivist culture & practice as artists, activists, administrators, archivists, teachers and mentors they are known for experimental cross disciplinary multimedia works that encompass non-narrative, documentary and personal history strategies. Their various experiences, in addition to their own multitude of works, include the creation of Allied Productions Inc., a non profit arts umbrella in 1981; serving as directors of ABC No Rio alternative art collective from 1983-1990; and founding Le Petit Versailles (1996) community garden based in New York City. More recently they presented Pasolini's Salò for Queer Art Film at the IFC and are featured in Sarah Schulman's new book Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination.

Cock Gobblin' thanks & acknowledges Marc Arthur, Inbred Hybrid Collective, Devon Gallegos, Jeremy Gender, Luc Goodhart, Stephen Kent-Jusick, Ryan Lawrence, Ricardo Horatio Nelson, Linda Simpson, Ethan Weinstock, Allan, Nashom, Irene, Marc,
Allied Prouctions,Inc., Materials for the Arts/NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs.

Dirty Looks: On Location is a month-long series of queer interventions in New York City spaces. Over the course of July, artist film and video will appear in these queer social spaces and former sites of queer sociality (like shuttered bars, bathhouses and former meeting zones). A new piece, a different setting on each night of July. The summer in New York is hot, sticky and social. Installing moving image works around the city in bars, centers and "haunted" venues allows for the free flow of viewers to engage and celebrate with work, in evening events that commemorate contemporary moving-image production and its precedents in queer culture.



8. Sarah Mattes, FF Intern Alumn, at Jeff Bailey Gallery, Manhattan, opening July 19

Hi Friends,

I have work in the show Up Do opening this Thursday at Jeff Bailey Gallery, 625 W27TH ST (11th & 12th Aves) NY, NY 10001curated by Katia Rosenthal (info below). Hope to see you at the opening! The show runs through August 10th. I also have work in Paper Band at Jason McCoy Gallery, curated by Stephanie Buhmann that runs through August 24th.


Sarah Owens Mattes

Jeff Bailey gallery is pleased to present, Up Do, a group exhibition of sculpture and painting, curated by Katia Rosenthal and featuring the work of Stacy Fisher, Joanne Greenbaum, Ann Kelly, Sarah Mattes, Nathlie Provosty, Alyse Ronayne and Tracy Thomason.

As imperative phrases, Up! and Do! are action-oriented, and suggest movement or performance. When combined, the words characterize an elaborate way to prepare one's hair for a special occasion.

The artists in the exhibition demand something similar of their materials, pushing their physical limits and dressing them up for the event. Traditional materials like wood, stone, paper, metal, ceramic and paint may be combined with unexpected ones such as hair gel, mascara, vinyl, Mylar and concrete. Aesthetic transformations occur, and result in combinations that veer between the figurative and abstract, casual and fanciful, decorative and grotesque.

Stacy Fisher's exhibitions include: Meulensteen, New York, NY; Mixed Greens, New York, NY; Horton Gallery, New York, NY; Brooklyn Fire Proof, NY and Nudashank, Baltimore, MD. She is a recipient of a 2011 Visual Artist Fellowship from the Edward Albee Foundation. She received her BFA from Ohio State University in Columbus, OH and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Joanne Greenbaum's solo exhibitions include: D'Amelio Terras, New York, NY; Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL; Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas; Rupert Goldsworthy, Berlin, Germany and greengrassi, London, U.K. Other exhibitions: PS1/MOMA, New York, NY and The Saatchi Gallery, London, U.K. She is represented by D'Amelio, New York, NY. She is a recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Grant. Greenbaum received her BA from Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY and lives and works in New York, NY.

Ann Kelly's exhibitions include: Backyard Projects; New York, NY and Open Space, Baltimore, MD. She received her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD and lives and works in New York, NY.

Sarah Mattes's exhibitions include: Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY; Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY; Crosby Street Gallery, New York, NY and AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA. She received her BFA from Colgate University, Hamilton, NY and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Nathlie Provosty's exhibitions include: Gallery Diet, Miami, FL, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA and Bryan Miller Gallery, Houston, TX. She is a 2011 recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Prize. She received her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Alyse Ronayne's exhibitions include: AD projects, New York, NY; Spattered Columns, New York, NY; Garden Party/Arts, Brooklyn, NY; LVL3 Gallery, Chicago, IL; Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL and Bodega, Philadelphia, PA. She is currently a MFA candidate at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Tracy Thomason's exhibitions include: James Fuentes LLC, New York, NY; French Neon, New York, NY; Garden Party/Arts, Brooklyn, NY; Nudashank Gallery, Baltimore, MD and Tiger Strikes Asteroid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA. She received her MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI, and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

For further information or images, please contact the gallery at 212.989.0156 or info@baileygallery.com Summer gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday from 11-6.



9. jc lenochan, FF Alumn, at Rutgers University Project Space, New Brunswick, NJ, September-November, and more

Rutgers University Project Space "Decolonizing the Mind" Sept-Nov 2012
Delaware Museum of Art Group Show Oct-Jan 2013
Flomenhaft Gallery Group Show Chelsea NYC Sept 13-Oct.23 2012

jc lenochan



10. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at Masters and Pelavin, Manhattan, thru Aug. 31

Masters & Pelavin

13 Jay Street, NYC (between Greenwich and Hudson St)


Focusing on his interest in an artists' ability to break boundaries through visual storytelling and innovative uses of media, Todd Masters combines a selection of signature works by a diverse group of contemporary international artists. Though the show includes a variety of media and narratives based on a wide range of artistic practices and personal experiences, Masters' amalgamates the collection of works by loosely referencing palettes, subjects and themes found within the imaginary fallen city of Thomas Cole's Desolation-The Course of Empire.




11. Ron Littke, FF Alumn, now online in CineSource magazine

Ron Littke's article on Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" titled "Hitchcock - Bigger than God" appears in this month's CineSource Magazine. CineSource is a bay area online film magazine that has devoted this month's issue to the films of Alfred Hitchcock's films. To read, go to:



12. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, July-August exhibition calendar

Hello Everyone,

I hope you're having a great summer!

Here are a few July and August exhibition announcements. I hope you'll have a chance to check them out.



Summer Group Show, Petits formats
July 7-17 2012
3, impasse Saint-Claude 75003 Paris - France
T: 01 43 25 27 22

First Year in New York
July 26 to September 2012
514 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011
T: 212-510-8181

Inquisite Eyes, El Paso Art 1960-2012
El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas
June 17 to August 26, 2012.
Desert Modern and Beyond: El Paso art 1960-2012, Catalog (illus.)



13. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, now online at Asian American Writers' Workshop

Harley Spiller's essay "Sea Salty" has been published in The Margins magazine, a project of the Asian American Writers' Workshop. The illustrated profile of Chef John Pin and ha cha, a cured crab preparation, is the first installment in the new "Anatomy of a Dish" column. Here's the link:


Please share widely. Thank you. Harley



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller