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Contents for October 17, 2012

1. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, at Tensta Konsthall, Spanga, Sweden, opening October 17

Doing what you want: Marie-Louise Ekman accompanied by Sister Corita of Kent, Mladen Stilinovic and Martha Wilson

"Doing what you want" focuses on Marie-Louise Ekman's work from 1965-1985 and also includes work from the same period by Sister Corita of Kent and Martha Wilson. Relations and meetings between people play a central role in Ekman's Art. The fundamental metaphor in her art is the theatre - role-play, masks, cross-dressing, set design, etc. Sister Corita of Kent (1918-1986) was a "rebellious modern nun" who became known as a print maker and charismatic teacher at the Immaculate Heart College in Los Angeles. Martha Wilson (born in Pennsylvania in 1947) shares Ekman's interest in gender formations and the performative.

Seminar, Dream and Reality: On changing roles, cross-over dressing and the artist as joker, October 19, 3-5 pm

Tensta Konsthall
Tazinggegrand 10
163 04 Spanga, Sweden



2. Max Gimblett, FF Alumn, at Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown, New Zealand, opening October 19

British celebratory artist Damien Hirst to exhibit at Nadene Milne Gallery along side famous New Zealand artist, Max Gimblett.

Exhibition Title: The Beauty & Brutality of Fact - Damien Hirst & Max Gimblett

Opening Night: 19 Oct 2012

Exhibition Dates: 19 Oct - 9 Nov 2012

Nadene Milne Gallery will exhibit a selection of limited edition works on paper from two of Damien Hirst's acclaimed print series: The Dead (2009) and The Souls (2010). This is a rare opportunity for Central Otago audiences to view artwork by one of the most famous contemporary artists of this era. Works by Max Gimblett will include a stunning group of his finest gold and silver quatrefoils and limited edition works.
Damien Hirst (b. 1965, UK) has become famous for his radical art practice and his record-breaking auction prices. His 4.3 m shark immersed in formaldehyde became the most iconic work of British art in the 1990s.

The Dead (2009) and The Souls (2010) envelop some of Hirst's well-known concerns: death and life, and beauty and desire. In The Souls butterflies, as symbols for both the beauty of life and its impermanence, become metaphors for faith and death, while the skull imagery in The Dead make overt reference to mortality. Laid out like museum specimens, Hirst has beautified his subjects through the use of block foil printing. Of The Souls Hirst has said: "I love butterflies because when they are dead they look alive. The foil block makes the butterflies have a feel similar to the actual butterflies in the way that they reflect the light. After The Dead I had to do the butterflies because you can't have one without the other" - Bracewell, M. (2010).

Max Gimblett is a New York based New Zealand artist whose career spans over forty-five years. He is increasingly recognized as a key artist in the Asia Pacific region. This was demonstrated by his inclusion in The Third Mind (2009), Guggenheim, New York, which traced how artists working in the west have adapted and transformed eastern ideas and artistic forms into their practices.

NMG is delighted to be bringing these two artists together whose shared concerns with materiality and mortality will ensure a relevant and beautifully rendered exhibition.
In addition to the exhibition opening, a Damien Hirst documentary titled Damien Hirst, Thoughts, Work Life will be screened at Dorothy Browns cinema the same evening.

Friday 19th October
7pm for documentary screening at Dorothy Browns cinema, Arrowtown
8pm for exhibition opening at Nadene Milne Gallery, Arrowtown.

16 Buckingham St. (behind the pharmacy)
Arrowtown, New Zealand

PO Box 198
Arrowtown 9351
New Zealand
phone +64 3 442 0467.
mobile +64 274 401 665.

General inquiries



3. Jimbo Blachly, Sol LeWitt, FF Alumns, at MCA Denver, CO, thru Feb. 3, 2013


Finally, the big exhibition of conceptual writing you have all been waiting for. Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art opens Friday, October 12. This exhibition features paintings, sculptures, videos and other works by over 50 artists exploring the possibilities of language including Fiona Banner, Caroline Bergvall, Luis Camnitzer, Craig Dworkin, Kenneth Goldsmith, Sol LeWitt and Glenn Ligon.

Join us for the big opening celebration with performances by Derek Beaulieu, Christian Bök, Robert Fitterman, Vanessa Place and Jimbo Blachly & Lytle Shaw.

Opening Reception
Friday, October 12, 2012
6-8PM Members Preview
8-10PM Public Opening

5¢ for teens, students and type designers. 10¢ for everyone else.

MCA Denver
1485 Delgany Street Denver, CO 80202
(303) 298-7554



4. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, at Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, NY, October 19

Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, at WAAM

Screening Maya Deren's best known film Meshes of the Afternoon
and Barbara Hammer's documentary tribute Maya Deren's Sink

Friday October 19th at 7:30pm FREE
Q&A with film maker, Barbara Hammer
WAAM - Woodstock Artists Association & Museum
28 Tinker Street, Woodstock, New York 12498



5. Benoit Maubrey, FF Alumn, seeks home for public sound sculpture

Monumental Sound sculpture looking for a home starting January 2013
TEMPLE is looking for a home




TEMPLE is on (interactive) display outside the ZKM (Center for Arts and Media)in Karlsuhe until January 6th 2013.
We are seeking a new home for it after that.
For details: mail@benoitmaubrey.com



6. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY, Oct. 15

LuLu LoLo Oct. 15, 2012 Hofstra University
LuLu LoLo as Labor Leader Rose Schneiderman
Workers: Triumph and Tragedy: Bread & Roses Strike & Triangle Factory Fire
Hofstra University Historical Performances of Pivotal Moments in America's Democracy directed by Lisa Merrill
Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 11:15-12:40 and 2:55 - 4:20 p.m.
Expressions of Democracy 2012 is a series of daylong arts events that will be held on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, the day before the second Presidential debate at Hofstra University. Center For Civic Engagement

Hempstead, NY
(516) 463-6600



7. Kim Jones, FF Alumn, at Pierogi, Brooklyn, thru November 11

Please join us for the opening reception of an exhibition of recent work by Kim Jones at Pierogi-

Gallery 1 & 2

OPENING RECEPTION | Friday, 12 October. 7-9pm
LOCATION / DIRECTIONS | 177 North 9th St. Brooklyn, NY (Bet. Bedford & Driggs Aves)
Take the L train to Bedford Ave, walk 2 blocks to N. 9th St. Turn right.

Pierogi is pleased to present an exhibition of recent works by Kim Jones. Jones' work incorporates performance, sculpture, drawing, photography, and painting. He became known early on for his performance persona, 'Mudman,' and could be seen walking the streets of Los Angeles and Venice, CA during the 1970s, and then New York City and New York's subway system during the 1980s, always covered in mud, a nylon stocking stretched over his face, and wearing on his back a crudely constructed lattice-work structure of sticks, tape, and twine. Throughout this time he was also developing drawings and paintings on paper. His works on paper range from intricate graphite drawings involving 'X' and 'O' figures and erasure indicating movement of each force (referred to as 'war drawings'), to works that incorporate photography, acrylic paint, ink line work, and collage, many of which have been made over a period of thirty years. Over the years Jones has developed a language of materials and marks: sticks, mud, twine, rats, and 'X' and 'O' symbols. 'Mudman,' and figures that resemble the performance persona, along with a cast of characters, inhabit his elegant and simultaneously grotesque drawings and paintings.

This exhibition will include recent drawings on paper and paintings on photographs of Jones' own performances. The title, Averno, references the crater lake in Southern Italy considered by Ancient Romans to be the entrance point to the underworld, or hell.

"These hybrid drawings of human, nonhuman, and prosthetic imagery are about mobility and disability, and about boyhood fantasies merging with the actual experience of a veteran who has been in the hell of war. They are also about the pleasures of art. Oddly enough, it was Giambattista Tiepolo's fluid works on paper, with their sprezzatura and dark narrative, that inspired him: the Averno drawings are also about the art of not seeming artful.." (Kim Levin, 2012)

"In them, a conflicted population of mudmen and painted ladies, combat ghosts and dandies, tough guys and cigar-smoking native Americans, Janus heads, sleepers, cross-dressers, rats and frogs are intertwined with images of entrails, veins, and tendrils in an ambiguous process of libidinal transformation. These harsh and delicate drawings are gorgeous and repellant, ludicrous and vulnerable. Spitting, drooling, and doing bizarre things to each other, these figures exist in a variety of highly un-cool crosshatched styles of drawing - so obsolete they are daring. They're Felliniesque, satiric, sardonic - like a punk take on old master classics." (Levin)

Kim Jones is a 2009 United States Artists Fellow. His work was recently included in Pacific Standard Time: Under the Big Black Sun, 1974-81 (the Geffen Contemporary at MoCA, LA); Compass In Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection (the Museum of Modern Art, NYC), and the 17th Sydney Biennial, The Beauty of Distance: Songs of Survival In A Precarious Age. He has received fellowships and residencies from ArtPace (San Antonio, TX), the Sirius Art Center (Ireland), the American Academy in Rome and, the Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh, PA). His work has been included in other notable exhibitions such as Collage: The Unmonumental Picture at the New Museum (NYC, 2008); the 52nd International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia (2007); Disparities & Deformations: Our Grotesque, Site Santa Fe (2004), and; Out of Actions: Between Performance and the Object at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA and MAK, Vienna (1998). His work was recently the subject of a comprehensive traveling retrospective, Mudman: The Odyssey of Kim Jones.

177 North 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
T. 718.599.2144
F. 718.599.1666
E. info@pierogi2000.com

191 North 14th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
T. 718.599.2144
E. info@pierogi2000.com



8. Christen Clifford, FF Member, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Oct. 20

In "Abreactions: Our Feminist Performance Art" Christen Clifford re-enacts and re-interprets some iconic performance art like Yoko Ono's "Cut Piece," Carolee Schneemann's "Interior Scroll" and Yayoi Kusama's "Body Festival," in addition to her own material, including the documentary performance "Rape Tape." "Rape Tape" incorporates audiotape from the '80s- audio of Clifford's attacker and his friends, drunk and mocking her. That's fucked up, huh?

According to Clifford's Twitter feed, Feminist Performance Art is "angry women with a cause," "half naked women pouring liquids on body while reciting poetry," "that lady pulling that scroll out of her vagina in the '70's," "Weeds," "Karen Finley, Pina Bausch," "gender as performance," "patriarchy dismissing emotion," "nudity and guilt," "partial to total female nudity while discussing mothers," "Pussy Riot!" "feminist queer multimedia documentary" "white cis ladies, naked, yelling about personal stuff," "vegetables" and "Controversial sexuality, intellectual provocation."
So the audience will get that, and more.

60 minutes
October 20th, 2012
7:30 pm
$12 in advance, $15 at door, $10 senior/student
Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street (Between Rivington and Delancey)
F to Second Ave, B and D to Grand St., 6 to Spring St.
212 219 0736

Christen Clifford- creator/performer
Keith Skretch- video
Bruce Steinberg- lighting designer
Ásta Bennie Hostetter- costume and creative consultation

Nudity, beer and yams.

An evening of reenactment and new feminist performance art by Christen Clifford ("Hilarious and uncensored" - Flavorwire) part Manifesto, and part Happening.

Christen Clifford has performed at Joe's Pub, SoloNova/PS 122, HERE, Classic Stage Company, Irondale, cultureproject, and on The Moth mainstage. Her work has been seen at Bushwick SITE fest, Grace Exhibition Space, Postmasters Gallery and the Itinerant Festival. Her solo about maternal sexuality, "BabyLove" premiered at the Mesto Zensk festival in Ljubljana and won Best of Fringe at The San Francisco Fringe Festival, and the Audience Award at the NYFF, and was named a pick of the week by New York Magazine and Time Out. Her writing has appeared in Salon, Smith Magazine, the Huffington Post and Truthdig. She has been a visiting scholar at NYU and will be a Visiting Professor of Performance Art at SUNY Purchase in Spring 2013. She won a NYFA for Nonfiction writing, was an interpreter in Tino Seghal's This Progress at the Guggenheim and is the mother of Felix and Vera and partner to writer McKenzie Wark. http://christenclifford.tumblr.com/

Christen Clifford
347 228 6508
Our Feminist Performance Art
Dixon Place main stage October 20
*Experiments and Disorders at Dixon Place- Oct 16- Micheline Auger and Vanessa Veselka
*The M Word: Real Mothers in Contemporary Art (Demeter Press)



9. Nancy Holt, FF Alumn, at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, opening Oct. 18

Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Nancy Holt
October 19, 2012-January 20, 2013
Opening celebration: Thursday, October 18

5pm: University of Utah and UMFA Members Exhibition Preview
6pm: Public Artist Talk by Nancy Holt
7pm: Community Celebration and Members and Patron Lounge

Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Marcia and John Price Museum Building
University of Utah
410 Campus Center Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Nancy Holt: Sightlines offers an in-depth look at an important American artist whose pioneering work falls at the intersection of art, architecture, and time-based media. Drawing together pivotal works from more than 40 projects made between 1966 and 1980, this exhibition focuses on Nancy Holt's ability to transform our perception of landscape through different observational modes in her site-specific installations, photographs, films, and public sculpture.

Frequently associated with the Land Art movement, Holt has produced ambitious projects, coupling elementary forms with conceptual ideas in locations and environments all over the world. Her most well-known work, Sun Tunnels (1974-76), is a large-scale, sculptural installation permanently situated in Utah's Great Basin Desert. Language, photography, and film are integral to Land Art, making it a multimedia practice as much as a sculptural one, and for Holt, the camera is crucial to her exploration of sculptural form and its production process. More than a simple means of documentation, its still and moving images are a testing ground for the subjective perception of space. Moreover, Holt eschews modernist forms of aesthetic reception through an investigation of language-based practices and is interested in the relation of the artwork to its environment. With her novel use of cylindrical forms, Holt developed unique aesthetics of perception that enables visitors to her sites to engage with the landscape in new and challenging ways. Her early exploration of unconventional media-sound, light, audio-visual media, and industrial materials-demonstrates a redefinition of artistic categories after the postwar period.

Nancy Holt was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1938 and grew up in New Jersey. Shortly after graduating from Tufts University in 1960, she moved to New York, where - alongside a group of colleagues and collaborators including Michael Heizer, Carl Andre, Eva Hesse, Richard Serra and her husband Robert Smithson-she began working in film, video, installation and sound art. Holt is the recipient of five National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, two New York Creative Artist Fellowships, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, among other honors. Her work has been shown at venues such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, and the Tate Modern in London. She resides in Galisteo, New Mexico.

Free public programs

Artist Lecture: Thursday, October 18, 6pm

Sunset viewing of Sun Tunnels with Nancy Holt: Saturday, October 20, 6pm
Please check www.umfa.utah.edu/NancyHolt for directions, precautions, recommended attire and travel tips.

Art Talk: "Sun Tunnels: Construction/Reconstruction": Tuesday, October 23, 4-5:30pm
Professors Hikmet Sidney Loe (Westminster College) and Paul Stout (University of Utah) will give a presentation on their reconstruction work on Sun Tunnels in 2010.

Nancy Holt: Sightlines is curated by Alena J. Williams. The exhibition and tour are organized by the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University in the City of New York. Major support for the exhibition and its programs is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. This presentation of Nancy Holt: Sightlines is organized by Whitney Tassie, UMFA Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.

For more information, please contact Dana Hernandez:
T 801 585 9880 / dana.hernandez@umfa.utah.edu



10. Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, FF Alumns, in The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 10

The Wall Street Journal
October 10, 2012

WESTWOOD, Calif.-More than 600 people came to the annual Party in the Garden at the Hammer Museum this weekend. Many of them were celebrities, including Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson; Julie Bowen of "Modern Family" and her husband, Scott Phillips; Will Ferrell and his wife, Viveca; Lucy Punch, currently starring on the new Fox sitcom "Ben and Kate"; Thomas Jane of "Hung," who, as per usual, wasn't wearing any shoes and posed for photos with his ex-sister-in-law Rosanna Arquette; Steve Martin, who presented an award to the artist Cindy Sherman; Rachel Maddow, who presented an award to the artist Barbara Kruger (see sidebar); and Katy Perry, who sent everyone home with a five-song, semiacoustic set.

But, interestingly enough, there wasn't a red carpet or a step-and-repeat to be found. In a way, the Hammer gala is kind of unassuming and unpretentious like that. The institution tries to keep its parties about coming together over art, even if there is a three-course meal by the famous local chef Suzanne Goin about to be served and if Ms. Perry-or, as was the case last year, Bruno Mars-is waiting in the wings.

Still, a question remains, at least for the New Yorker who is used to getting his weekends free of events calling for festive attire. Why do so many big parties happen in Los Angeles on Saturday night? Our big New York galas take place on Mondays or Thursdays. Sometimes Tuesdays or Wednesdays. There would never be a turnout of 640 people-especially people like Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte; Monique Lhuillier and her husband Tom Bugbee; Tom Ford and Richard Buckley making their first appearance post announcing the birth of their new baby; producer Peter Chernin and his wife, Megan; "Sex and the City" creator Darren Star; the philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad; and the entrepreneurs Lynda and Stewart Resnick who own POM Wonderful, Fiji Water and Teleflora-on a Saturday night in Manhattan.

Well, would there be?

"In L.A., we don't really have weekend homes," said the philanthropist Jeffrey Soros. "So we stay in town."

"And we have yards," his wife, Catherine, chimed in.

"And, if you have to go somewhere, you can get back in about an hour," Mr. Soros added.

"It's an industry town," explained the art collector Rosette Delug, which has some bearing on the fact that people don't like to socialize en masse like this midweek. "They're early to bed and early to rise. Everything seems to happen early in the morning, around 4 a.m."

Annie Philbin, the Hammer's director, said there was one reason and one reason only why big L.A. events happen on Saturdays. Could you have predicted it?

"The traffic," she said. "There's nothing else, nothing else. During the week you'd have to start a party at 7:30, and if you do that, there is no way you'll be out by 10:30."

Ms. Philbin added that the event would be raising $2 million for the museum, and explained that she had known Ms. Kruger and Ms. Sherman from her years in the art community in New York. She recalled a time when she was an intern and Ms. Sherman was a secretary. Ms. Sherman arrived somewhere with several of her film stills-now worth quite a lot of money-in tow and was giving them out.

"The reason I remember it so vividly is because I didn't take one," said Ms. Philbin.

"Cindy Sherman sounds like a prom queen, though I suspect her high school friends did not suspect what lurked underneath," said Mr. Martin, when he presented her with the Hammer's honor. (The two famously and briefly dated.)

As for Ms. Kruger's honor, Ms. Maddow said that she had been quoting the artist "my entire life" without attribution. Ms. Kruger explained, "I never really thought anyone would know my work."

After dessert-crème fraîche cake with Santa Rosa plums and plum caramel-Ms. Perry took the stage. In a sparkling Elie Saab gown, she kicked off her shoes, called herself an "art aficionado," drew attention to her nail art, inspired by the MTV animated character "Daria"which took several hours to have painted and delved into her rock ballad "Part of Me." She finished with "Firework," and just before 11:30 p.m., everyone headed to the parking garage.

En route, Ms. Bowen said she'd wished Ms. Perry had sung her first big single, "I Kissed a Girl." Why? "Well, it would have been nice," Ms. Bowen explained. "This was a party about two strong women."

by Marshall Heyman marshall.heyman@wsj.com



11. Pablo Helguera, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Oct. 10

The New York Times
October 10, 2012, 7:45 pm
In SoHo, Salon Is a Salon, in Homage to Gertrude Stein

Apartment that looks like Gertrude Stein's. Apartment dim two rooms but it is night. Apartment crammed on walls cannot call them paintings they are not originals they are not paintings. Apartment no-name doorman in non-doorman building. Apartment like Paris 1907 on Spring Street SoHo now. Apartment is an apartment is an apartment.

Or as Stein herself said, "Successions of words are so agreeable."

But the imitation stops now. Full sentences below.

The little apartment on Spring Street between Mulberry and Mott, two rooms beyond an interior courtyard that reminds some visitors of Paris, was set up in the 1990s to look like Stein's place at 27 Rue de Fleurus, where soon-to-be famous paintings went up on walls stained by leaks, and the guests included the soon-to-be-famous artists, along with the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Ezra Pound.

This one, known as the Salon de Fleurus, has shunned publicity and has stayed off much of the art world's radar. Rebecca A. Rabinow, a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art who once worked on a projection that recreated 27 Rue de Fleurus, said through a spokeswoman that she had never heard of the New York version.

The Salon de Fleurus will shed some of its mystery on Thursday, not on Spring Street, but at the Museum of Modern Art on West 53rd Street. As part of a festival called "Walls and Bridges" that is supported by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, five experts will take part in a panel discussion at 6 p.m. to "report on their first encounter with the space" on Spring Street.

One of the five, Jean-Marc Lévy-Leblond, a French physicist who writes about contemporary art, had his first encounter on Tuesday night. Another, the art critic Kim Levin, saw the Salon de Fleurus in 1993 and wrote that it was "filled with nostalgic kitsch and amateur pictures."

She called it "a black hole with the potential of sucking 80 years' worth of avant-garde incident into its force field and sending it for a ride on a rubbery Möbius strip."

Pablo Helguera, the director of adult and academic programs at MoMA and the man who will introduce the panelists on Thursday, said that he heard about the Salon about 10 years ago, from a Slovene artist, and had become a fan.

"It belongs to a generation of spaces that love ambiguity," he said. "They love to present an experience to the viewer that is very open-ended. Is it a museum? Is it somebody's house? Who lives in it? Who's the owner? Who's the director? What it really does is it tells you the history of the birth of modern art."

The two visiting journalists trailing Mr. Lévy-Leblond were just dying to get in and breathe their first lungful of the ancient, musty air. They had been told to ring the buzzer and wait for the doorman, who was strict: "No pictures. That's the rule. You go to exhibition in a museum, that is what they say."

Eventually, the doorman relented, allowing a few photographs, but only of Mr. Lévy-Leblond. The doorman, who spoke with an Eastern European accent, stayed out of camera range and would not give his name.

"I am the doorman," he said. "You have seen plays and films in which you have a postman or a doctor. I am the doorman. It's like acting. Asking a stage actor who plays Hamlet what is his name, he would say, 'Hamlet.'"

(For his part, Mr. Helguera of MoMA said the doorman was more than that. "We think it's so incredible that one person could sit there for 20 years without any promotion in a city that is all about promotion, where we are dying to be noticed, where we are dying to throw our names everywhere," he said.)

Songs like "Lili Marleen" played from a speaker as the doorman, in his black shirt, slacks and a baseball cap, sat down. The Salon de Fleurus seemed as much a performance space as it was a museum.

"The exhibit has no author," the doorman said.

Before the visitors could say, "Here we go again," the doorman was talking about how Stein had arranged Matisses, Cézannes and Picassos at 27 Rue de Fleurus. He said MoMA did that years later, with its famous exhibition "Cubism and Abstract Art" in the 1930s. But he was clear about what the Salon was, and was not.

"We don't consider this a work of art," he said. "People consider this a work of art. That's their problem. This is a reflection of the story. If somebody wants to see this as art, fine. But this is not art; this is about art."

But for somebody who wants to see the Salon de Fleurus, it is too late. The man who answered the telephone at the Salon later - with a voice that sounded like the doorman's - said that it would close on Thursday "for the entire winter period." He said the Salon was going on tour and would open in December in - where else? - Paris.



12. Nora York, Jane Dickson, Leon Golub, Ann Messner, Kiki Smith, Nancy Spero, FF Alumns, at Joes Pub, Manhattan, October 29

Nora York
To sing
Joes Pub
425 Lafayette St.
NYNY 10003

7pm sharp!

Nora York, returns to the Pub with Trip Switch - a multimedia concert that plays York's collaged musical inventions with projected images from artists Kiki Smith, Jerry Kearns, Leon Golub, Jane Dickson, Kate Teale, Samm Kunce, Moses Hoskins, Ann Messner, Nancy Spero, Suzanne Opton, and Amanda Tiller

Trip Switch mixes metaphors through music and visuals to explore the shifts in the American narrative -- from history, pop culture, and everyday emotional experience, wandering through the confusions that abound in our shared relationship to love, power, work, threat and social liberty.

Tickets and seat selection can be purchased online at


by phone at 212-967-7555,
or in person at The Public Theater Box Office (1 PM to 6 PM) located at 425 Lafayette Street, NYC.

If you have any questions regarding the new select your own seat ticketing process or general inquiries, please contact 212.539.8778

Joining Nora will be her Amazing Band, Jamie Lawrence piano, Steve Tarshis guitar, Dave Hofstra bass, Peter Grant drums and Sherryl Marshall voice.

Nora York Music

please change
nyork@mindspring.com to nora.york@gmail.com



13. Nina Yankowitz, FF Alumn, now online at nyartprojects.com


A retrospective article about my work, RE-RIGHTS/RE-WRITES, Nina Yankowitz 1967-2012, by Joyce Beckenstein has been published online by nyartprojects.com

The link to the article is at

I hope you enjoy traveling along my memory lane.

Best regards,
Nina Yankowitz



14. Nancy Burson, Roy Colmer, Allen Ginsberg, Leon Golub, Richard Haas, Louise Lawler, Ligorano/Rees, Ann Messner, Tom Otterness, Arlene Rush, Kiki Smith, and Nina Sobell, FF Alumns, in WBAI Art Auction thru Nov. 7

WBAI Silent Benefit Art Auction -Nov. 7, 7:30pm
WBAI ART AUCTION Online Bidding Open Oct. 1-Nov.6
Steven Kasher Gallery 521 W23rd St NYC
Contact: Andrea Katz 212.209.2828 auction@wbai.iorg

The WBAI Benefit Art Show and Auction has begun with the opportunity to preview and bid on artworks prior to the silent auction evening, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7, 7:30pm at the Steve Kasher Gallery, 521 West 23rd St.,NYC.

Participants can go to wbaiauction.org to preview and bid on a wide array of artwork donated by well known distinguished artists. Many pieces in the Art Auction, like WBAI, reflect a concern for progressive political issues as well as an array of artists' concerns.

WBAI has been honored by an outpouring of support for the auction by NYC's art community. All 2-d and 3-d media are included in the show; painting, works on paper, art books, sculpture, printmaking, photography, posters, and collage. They include contemporary works, as well as noted historical pieces donated by the estates of prominent artists in honor of their affection for WBAI. Notable amongst these is the attached 1969 WBAI staff portrait, by Richard Avedon; testimony to the station's prominent, enduring, and vital role in New York's political and cultural life.

The live auction will be attended by WBAI producers, the contributing artists, as well as celebrity guests. Tickets can be purchased at www.give2wbai.org.
Contact Andrea Katz for complimentary press passes.



Raja Aissa
Saul Appelbaum
Jonathan Auch
Arlen Austin
Richard Avedon
Melanie Baker
Fran Bealor
Liza Bear
Leonardo Benzant
Marcia Berstein
Nancy Burson
Theresa Byrnes
Brainard Carey
Allen Ginsberg
Chambliss Giobbi
Roy Colmer
Beatrice Coron
Frank Craven
Laura Elkins
Elise Engler
Coleen Fitzgibbon
Collette V. Fournier
Deborah Freedman
Phyllis Galembo
Andrew Garn
Allen Ginsberg
Max Ginsburg
Leon Golub
John Gonzalez
Stanley Greenberg
Dimitry Gubin
Richard Haas
Robert Hale
Ron Haviv
Alfredo Jaar
Bonnie Josephson
Anton Kandinsky
Marc Kehoe
Dred scott Keyes
Yashua Klos
David Krase
Samm Kunce
Robert Lach
Jack Laroux
Gilles Larrain
Louise Lawler
Builder Levy
Jennifer MacFarlane
Jennifer Mack
Stephen Mallon
John Malloy
Stephen Mallon
Fred W. McDarrah
Barbara Mensch
Elias Melad
Arnold Mesches
Ann Messner
Charles Mingus lll
Gail Nathan
Ruth Bauer Neustadter
Moano Niumeitolu
Kevin Noble
Cherie Nutting
Alice O'Malley
Ken Paprocki
Valerie Piraino
Aga Ousseinov
Tom Otterness
Carlos Pinto
Faith Ringgold
Saul Robbins
Arlene Rush
Mark Saltz
Claude Samton
Tony Savino
Carl Scorza
Davina Semo
Stephen Shames
Kiki Smith
Nina Sobell
Helen Stummer
Anita Thacher
Spencer Tunick
Judith Turner
Carlos Vanegas
Marjorie Van Dyke
Ken Van Sickle
Charlene Weisler
Lorraine Williams



15. Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa, FF Alumn, at National Association of Latino Art and Culture Conference, Philadelphia, PA, October 20

Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa will present on the Latino Thought Leaders panel. Other panelists include Cherrie Moraga, Pepón Osorio, and Eduardo Vilaro. Teddy Cruz will moderate. For more information about the conference, visit



16. Buzz Spector, FF Alumn, at Indiana University, Bloomington, Oct. 19-Nov. 16

Indiana University, Bloomington
Buzz Spector: Off the Shelf
October 19-November 16, 2012
Artist talk/performance: Friday, October 19, 5pm, in the Grunwald Gallery
Opening reception following

Grunwald Gallery of Art
Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts
1201 E 7th St.
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12-4pm, or by appointment
Admission is free

T 812 855-8490




17. Alvin Eng, FF Alumn, at Goucher College, Baltimore, MD, Oct. 24-28

I am directing the Goucher College theatre department's mainstage production that goes up next week, Oct. 24-28. It is a rare opportunity to see "The Woodsman," Steven Fechter's play that inspired the acclaimed 2004 film of the same name starring Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick and Mos Def.

The Goucher College Theatre Department will present a production of the controversial drama The Woodsman by Steven Fechter from Wednesday, October 24, through Saturday, October 27, at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, October 28, at 7 p.m. in the Mildred Dunnock Theatre of the Meyerhoff Arts Center.

Tickets are $5 for Goucher students, staff, and faculty and $10 for general admission. Reservations can be made at www.goucher.edu/theatretix or by calling 410-337-6512. For more information, contact Assistant Professor of Theatre Alvin Eng, the play's director, at alvin.eng@goucher.edu.

The play explores the legal and moral dilemma of a convicted pedophile who is struggling to recover from this serious disorder while trying to re-enter society after 12 years of incarceration. Taking its title from the fairy tale character that cuts open the wolf and frees Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother, this intense drama also explores the questions of how recidivism can be reduced in the U.S. criminal justice system and society. The play inspired the 2004 film of the same name starring Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick.

Additionally, The Woodsman playwright/screenwriter Steven Fechter will come to Goucher on Friday, October 26, to give a post-performance discussion with the audience and on Saturday, October 27, at 11:30 a.m. to participate in a panel discussion titled "Redemption: Legal, Moral, and Theatrical" with Amy Roza, director of Goucher's Prison Education Program, and several Baltimore theater professionals to be announced.

Media Contact
Kristen Pinheiro
Media Relations Director

Please pass this on to anyone who may be interested.



18. Bogdan Perzynski, FF Member, announces publication of new book

Dear Friends,

I would like to inform you that the book to accompany the exhibition Beyond Corrupted Eye. Akumulatory 2 Gallery, 1972-1990 at Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw is published.






19. Julia Balmaceda, FF Alumn, at Centro Cultural de la Cooperación Floreal Gorini, Buenos Aires, Argentina, opening Oct. 18

Centro Cultural de la Cooperación Floreal Gorini
Inauguración Jueves 18 de Octubre 19hs

María Inés Alfonso Esteves, Julia Balmaceda, Sabrina Díaz, Mercedes Fidanza, Nazareno Manccione, Verónica Orsi, Ernesto Pereyra, Rocío Pérez Armendáriz, Mariela Rojkin y Alexei Serrano

Sala Abraham Vigo - Sala Raúl Lozza - Sala Espacio 1ºss.
Cartografías mixtas

La exhibición 10 años, 10 artistas. Nuevas identidades nace con motivo de los diez años de existencia del Centro Cultural de la Cooperación Floreal Gorini; oportunidad que invita a celebrar pero también a continuar pensando y construyendo desde este espacio. Con este espíritu la muestra pone en diálogo las propuestas de María Inés Alfonso Esteves, Julia Balmaceda, Sabrina Díaz, Mercedes Fidanza, Nazareno Manccione, Verónica Orsi, Ernesto Pereyra, Rocío Pérez Armendáriz, Mariela Rojkin y Alexei Serrano; creadores que en diferentes momentos han expuesto en nuestras salas. Artistas jóvenes que configuran su trayectoria alejados de las convenciones y espacios del mainstream y de los repertorios estereotipados, y que participan activamente en el campo artístico local.

Con materiales, técnicas y temas diversos, sus producciones plantean diferentes horizontes conceptuales, que hacen a la reflexión sobre la identidad como construcción y transformación en tránsito. Sus creaciones aquí reunidas dibujan entonces una cartografía mixta. Porque cada obra es como un mapa que define algunas líneas de nuestra geografía y delinea un aspecto de nuestras identidades situadas.

Celebrar es hoy para nosotros atravesar el ritual y la fiesta que implican continuar viviendo nuestra historia, activar la memoria, apropiarnos de nuestro presente y pensarnos al futuro. Celebrar es en definitiva continuar disponiendo nuestras herramientas críticas, aquellas que hoy desplegamos a través de las ideas y del arte.

Equipo Curatorial: Cecilia Iida-Laura Lina-Juan Pablo Pérez-Alberto Giudici

Del 18 de Octubre al 18 de Noviembre de 2012



20. Tobaron Waxman, Eleanor Antin, General Idea, Adrian Piper, FF Alumns, at Lentos Museum, Linz, Austria, October 26, 2012 thru February 13, 2013

Tobaron Waxman
"Fear of a Bearded Planet" (drawings, photography, voice) in "Vollmilch - The Beard as Signifier"
at Lentos Museum, Linz, Austria
26/10/12 - 13/02/13

I am humbled to be shown in this award winning architectural setting amongst such formidable artists.

I will be showing all 3 components of my project "Fear of a Bearded Planet":

"Bethlehem Checkpoint postcard" (2006) (videostill, mail art) A postcard incorporating a videostill taken from a few seconds of video I shot while visiting the checkpoint at Bethlehem with Machsom Watch (1) in 2006. The surveillance tower is juxtaposed with an image of a bearded figure wearing a badge from the Israeli women's peace activist group Machsom Watch, and a historic image of Bethlehem from an antique souvenir postcard. I sent "Bethlehem Checkpoint postcard" as an emailed attachment to my entire email history list, every Christmas and Easter for 3 years. "Bethlehem Checkpoint postcard" has been printed as an actual postcard (by Rafi Ghanagounian/K6 Projects Toronto), and made available to museum guests courtesy of Lentos Museum.

"Fear of a Bearded Planet - collective Semitic self portrait (2007 - 2012)" (drawings, performance intervention, covert documentation) Performance intervention in which I sat for souvenir portrait drawers in various international locations (New York, Toronto, Vienna, Barcelona, London, Berlin). When the portrait artists asked "where are you from" I asked them to guess.

"The 71st Face" (2012) (translation, vocal performance) A live vocal performance in which I sing a cappella using the acoustics of the Lentos museum architecture. Wearing formal concert dress, I shave my head and beard, then apply pale-face makeup. Carrying my hair in a bowl, I walk through the museum singing a repertoire of songs in Yiddish, Hebrew and Aramaic about death and transformation.

If you would like me to send you a "Bethlehem Checkpoint" postcard, feel free to write to me with your land address: tobaron at hotmail.com


26 October 2012 to 17 February 2013
Facial hair has always been considered a secondary male sexual characteristic. Its naturalness contrasts fashionable design that turns elemental growth into a (self-)image full of social and sexual meanings. In contrast to the wild hairiness of "savages" and undesirables, the cultivated beard has been interpreted for centuries as a symbol of power, dignity and wisdom. Today a beard serves primarily as a resource for self-expression, such as in designer stubble identifying rebelliously attractive conformity or a fluffy organic beard signalizing the desire for authenticity.

At the same time, however, a beard can also be a projection surface for ethnic and cultural stigmatization. In addition, expressive hair grown also serves milieu and gender constructivism - from the ironic porn-stache of the hipsters to the queer full beard of the anti-hipsters.

WHOLE MILK seeks to investigate the extent to which this sculpting material of performativity can unfold a subversive power. Artists like Eleanor Antin, Katrina Daschner, Marlene Haring or Ingeborg Strobl disrupt the symbolic order of the bearded face with their feminist reinterpretations. Artists like Johann Neumeister, Paul de Florian or the group General Idea play with the iconography of beards, while Tobaron Waxman, Oreet Ashery, Adrian Piper or the collective ekw14,90 expand the scope of negotiations with clearly nameable national, ethnic and religious references.

Curator: Thomas Edlinger

Artists: Eleanor Antin, Oreet Ashery, Claude Cahun, Gunter Damisch, Katrina Daschner, Paul DeFlorian, ekw14,90, General Idea, Grinderman, Marlene Haring, Zoe Leonard, Scott Matthew, Moon Duo, Johann Neumeister, Adrian Piper, Jonathan Daniel Pryce, Coco Rosie, Ingeborg Strobl, Tobaron Waxman

Opening: Thursday, 25. October 2012, 7 pm (together with the exhibition opening THE NAKED MAN)

Performance by Tobaron Waxman: Friday, 26. October, 6 pm

(1) Machsom Watch ('Checkpoint Watch') "is a group of Israeli women who monitor checkpoints in the West Bank and the military courts, out of opposition to the Israeli occupation." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machsom_Watch



21. Beth B, Elaine Tin Nyo, Ann-Sargent Wooster, FF Alumns, at School of Visual Arts, Manhattan, Oct. 19-21

Molecular Cuisine: The Politics of Taste
October 19-21, 2012
Conference Fee: $75
Students: $25
Register online: http://molecularcuisine.eventbrite.com/

School of Visual Arts
Fine Arts Building
335 West 16th Street
New York, New York 10011
(+1) 212.592.2510

Conference Organizers
Suzanne Anker
Chair, BFA Fine Arts Department
School of Visual Arts, NYC

Sabine Flach
Visiting Professor
BFA Fine Arts Department
School of Visual Arts, NYC

Molecular Cuisine: The Politics of Taste is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on desire's palette. Investigating the importance of taste from the perspectives of the culinary arts, sociology, art history and theory, anthropology, as well as the cognitive, material and biological sciences, the symposium targets intersections between taste and value. While taste is the key concept in new cooking technologies, it also connects to our passions, predilections and taboos. Researchers from the scientific and cultural spheres ask the questions, why we enjoy certain foods and not others, why we prefer certain styles and not others. Involving multiple discourses which emphasize the senses, emotions and sensory assets, the concept of taste, which is traditionally one pertaining to the fine arts or humanities, develops a renewed relevance in current cultural debates.

For more information, schedule and speakers, please visit: http://molecularcuisine.sva.edu

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22. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, at Voelker Orth Museum, Flushing, Queens, Oct. 26

Halloween Family Fun
Friday, October 26th, 5-7pm
The Halloween goblins and witches extend an invitation to young children to join them for some merriment at the Museum. The spirits will be on the grounds with their trick or treat play.

Come in costume and join the spooky fun. Story-teller Barbara Aliprantis tells some eerie tales. Mask-making, building a giant spider web with Inspector Collector aka Harley Spiller, and other crafts are part of the fun.

Admission $2, infants free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Voelker Orth Museum
149- 19 38th Avenue
Flushing, NY 11354



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller