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Contents for January 23, 2013

1. Announcing the First Annual Tom Murrin Performance Award

ANIMALS to be Honored with First Annual Tom Murrin Performance Award at Dixon Place February 8, 2013

Ellie Covan, Founder & Artistic Director of Dixon Place, announced today that the NYC performance company ANIMALS will be awarded the First Annual Tom Murrin Performance Award on Friday, February 8th at 9pm at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street). The award has been created to honor and celebrate the life and work of Tom Murrin (aka the Alien Comic) by providing a transformative career opportunity to an emerging artist, selected by a distinguished panel of producers, artistic directors and artists.

ANIMALS is Nikki Calonge, Michael De Angelis and Mike Mikos. Their work includes dance, video, puppetry and crafted objects to serve elements of surprise, cultural exchange and irreverence to create moments that question the flexibility of the world and the nature of humans through instinct, ability and play. ANIMALS has performed at the Bushwick Starr, Invisible Dog, Dixon Place, Three-Legged Dog Art and Technology Center and Incubator Arts Project. For more information, please visit www.bearelephantibex.com

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 9PM
The First Annual Tom Murrin Performance Award
Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street
New York, NY 10002
212 219-0736 - dixonplace.org - FREE!

The Tom Murrin Performance Award, aka 'The Tommy', is an annual award granted to a NYC based early career artist who embodies Tom's generous artistic spirit and gift for unearthing big, meaningful ideas by creating resourceful, exuberant, mysterious, enlightening, theatrical, luminous, remarkable performance. The award is intended to provide a transformative career opportunity to its recipient, who will receive a 2013 Dixon Place residency, followed by a 3-night run and an honorarium. The "Tommy" was created to honor Tom Murrin, the beloved artist who died in 2012. He was an inspiration, a mentor and a role model for countless young and emerging artists.

Panelists for the 1st Annual 'Tommy' Award are:
Noel Allain (Artistic Director, The Bushwick Starr)
Arthur Aviles (Artistic Director, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance)
Jonah Bokaer (Founding Director, Chez Bushwick)
Michael Burke (Professor, Trinity/La MaMa & Performance Artist)
Ellie Covan (Artistic Director, Dixon Place)
Katy Einerson (Program Director, Dixon Place)
James Godwin (Performance Artist)
Jeffrey Jones (Curator, Little Theatre)
Salley May (Performance Artist & Avant-Garde-Arama Curator)
Samara Naeymi (Producer, Incubator Arts Project)
Nicky Paraiso (Director of Programming, The Club at La MaMa)
Brian Rogers (Artistic Director, The Chocolate Factory)
Lucy Sexton (Producer, Director, Performer)
Patricia Sullivan (Tom's wife & Photographer)
Marya Warshaw (Founding & Executive Director, Brooklyn Arts Exchange)
Martha Wilson (Founder/Executive Director, Franklin Furnace)

Tom Murrin < February 8, 1939-March 12, 2012 aka the Alien Comic aka Jack Bump was a performance pioneer whose life & work inspired both artists & audiences for over 40 years. He was a member of the first generation of La MaMa playwrights. He wrote four plays performed through La MaMa and produced by John Vacarro's Playhouse of the Ridiculous, including the offbeat hit, "Cockstrong", which toured with Ellen Stewart's La MaMa troupe to Paris, Amsterdam and Brussels. Under the guidance of famed rock manager Jane Friedman, Tom began to perform under the name Alien Comic, opening for acclaimed punk bands in rock clubs such as CBGBs and Max's Kansas City. He performed in NYC clubs and theaters as Alien Comic, appearing in such venues as The Pyramid, 8BC, King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Performance Space 122, Dixon Place, La MaMa, and more. Since the mid 80s, he created, performed, and curated a series of variety nights at Performance Space 122 and later at the Club at LaMama ETC and Dixon Place, called The Full Moon Show. His plays "Sportfuckers" and "Butt Crack Bingo" were produced at Theater for the New City and La MaMa and directed by David Levine. Tom was the first performance artist to appear on stage at the original Dixon Place location on East First Street in 1986. Tom was also a dedicated Franklin Furnace Alumn.

Established in 1986 as a laboratory for performing & literary artists, Dixon Place (DP) is dedicated to supporting the creative process by presenting original works of theater, dance, music, literature, puppetry and performance art at all stages of development. This local haven inspires and encourages artists of all stripes & callings to take risks as they push personal and professional limits. DP's foremost priorities are to serve as a safety net for artists and to provide vivid experiences for audiences. Dixon Place presents over 700 artists & ensembles each year. Follow Dixon Place at:

After starting DP as a salon in her Paris apartment in 1985, Artistic Director Ellie Covan ran the organization in her East Village living room for 23 years. After years of development & expansion, DP is now a leading professional, state-of-the-art facility for artistic expression. Dedicated exclusively to the development of new work, Blue Man Group, John Leguizamo, Lisa Kron, David Cale, Penny Arcade, Peggy Shaw, Deb Margolin & Reno performed at DP in the beginning of their careers. In our new space, in addition to emerging artists, DP has been privileged to present Justin Vivian Bond, Karen Finley, Kate Clinton, Martha Wainwright, Vernon Reid, Mac Wellman, Rodney Crowell & Big Art Group.

The Tom Murrin Award is supported, in part, by funds provided by the Jerome Foundation and awarded by Dixon Place.

Contact: Tim Ranney
212 219-0736 x4



2. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, at The Brooklyn Museum, Feb. 16

The Feminist Art project presents two events:

Saturday, February 16, 2013
Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Feminist Art Project (TFAP), now in its seventh year of successfully shining a spotlight on feminist art and its impact on art and culture worldwide, invites you to a special symposium at the Brooklyn Museum and an artist conversation at SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery. With an impressive list of participants, The Feminist Art Project's TFAP@CAA will present panels and discussions that will be of interest to anyone curious about contemporary art and ideas. These events coincide with the 101th Annual College Art Association Conference being held in New York City from Feb. 13 - 16, 2013. TFAP@CAA events are free and open to the public.

The 2013 TFAP@CAA Day of Panels will take place on Saturday, February 16 from 10am to 5:45pm in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium at the Brooklyn Museum. The panels are organized by Catherine Morris, Curator of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum.

The symposium will focus on the intersections of feminist and institutional practices, asking how institutions have integrated feminist perspectives into their long term curatorial, collections, and programmatic objectives. Sessions will examine how the museum as a quasi-public space has and continues to negotiate representations of sexuality and gender; how institutions can be "queered" to become more inclusive and less normative, and how feminism may impact institutions in the long term through collection plans and mission statements. There will be a special focus on the role of the institutional archive as a platform particularly conducive to a feminist voice.

TFAP@CAA: A Conversation on Performative Art: Women Redrawing/Performance will take place on Sunday, February 17 at 1pm at SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery with a performance by Aphrodite Navab and conversation with Kathleen Wentrack to follow. This event was organized by damali abrams, Jenn Dierdorf, Kat Griefen and Kathleen Wentrack.

For more information and to view full event descriptions and schedule, and location details visit

The Feminist Art Project Calendar - Brooklyn & The Feminist Art Project Calendar - Chelsea

The Feminist Art Project promotes diverse feminist art events and education through its website and online calendar. Website visitors can find exhibitions, lectures, artist talks, films, educational resources and other art related activities in their area or to include in travel plans. The website offers hundreds of links to websites of interest. For more information about TFAP, please visit feministartproject.rutgers.edu.

The Feminist Art Project (TFAP) is an international collaborative initiative recognizing the aesthetic, intellectual and political impact of women on the visual arts, art history, and art practice. TFAP promotes diverse feminist art events, education, resources and publications through its website and online calendar, and facilitates networking and program development worldwide.

The Feminist Art Project is a program of the Institute for Women and Art (IWA), a unit of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and a center of the Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic & Public Partnerships in the Arts & Humanities. TFAP@CAA is made possible with the generous support of the Brooklyn Museum, College Art Association, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, IWA - Rutgers University, and SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery.
Recognizing the aesthetic and intellectual impact of women on the visual arts and culture.

TFAP Honorary Committee Norma Broude, E. John Bullard, Connie Butler, Mary D. Garrard, Chrissie Iles, Arnold Lehman, Lucy R. Lippard, Margo Machida, Cindy Nemser, Linda Nochlin, Faith Ringgold, Lowery Stokes Sims, Gloria Steinem

TFAP@CAA 2013 New York Sunday, February 17
TFAP National Committee Judith K. Brodsky, Judy Chicago, Kat Griefen, Leslie King-Hammond, Catherine Morris, Dena Muller, Ferris Olin, Arlene Raven (1944-2006), Maura Reilly, Susan Fisher Sterling, Anne Swartz
TheFeministArtProject feministartproject.rutgers.edu
Join with artists, curators, educators, and other visual arts professionals across cultural backgrounds and generations to develop and promote feminist art events and education n Bring attention to the significant achievements, influences and trends of the contemporary feminist art movement n Download unique educational resources that utilize feminist art practice, theory and history to enrich learning and empower students, youth and adults n List your events, exhibitions, lectures, artist talks, classes, films and other art-related activities on the The Feminist Art Project online calendar and be a part of the permanent archives n It's free!

Friday, February 15
Women's Caucus for Art: Building a Legacy for Women Artists n 2:30 pm - 5 pm, East Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Hilton New York n Chair: Barbara A. Wolanin, US Capitol Historical Society n Panelists: Anne Swartz, Savannah College of Art and Design; Ferris Olin, Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers University; Susan Fisher Sterling, National Museum of Women in the Arts; Joan Marter, Woman's Art Journal; Janice Nesser-Chu, St. Louis Community College

Thursday, February 14
Local Modernisms n 9:30 am -12:00 pm, Clinton Suite, 2nd Floor, Hilton New York n Chair: Geoffrey Batchen, Victoria University of Wellington n Panelists: Tatiana Flores, Institute for Women and Art, Rutgers University; Atreyee Gupta, UC Berkeley; Sunanda Sanyal, The Art Institute of Boston/Lesley University; Alexandra Seggerman, Yale University; Ruth Phillips, Carleton University
Women's Caucus for Art Lifetime Achievement Awards n Awardees: Tina Dunkley, Artis Lane, Susana Torruella Leval, Joan Semmel and Leanne Stella Award Ceremony: 6 -7:30 pm, NY Institute of Technology n Lifetime Achievement Awards Gala: 7:30 - 10:00 pm, American Folk Art Museum
Other Panels/Events of Interest
The Feminist Art Project (TFAP) is an international collaborative initiative recognizing the aesthetic, intellectual and political impact of women on the visual arts, art history and art practice, past and present. TFAP promotes diverse feminist art events, education, resources and publications through its website and online calendar, and facilitates networking and regional program development worldwide. Visit us at the CAA Book & Trade Fair - Booth #324
TFAP Founding Program Partners A.I.R. Gallery, ArtTable, Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions, College Art Association, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center, Brooklyn Museum, Institute for Women and Art - Rutgers University, Maryland Institute College of Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Rutgers University Libraries, Through the Flower, Women's Caucus for Art
A Conversation on Performative Art: Women Redrawing/Performance n 1pm, Soho20 Chelsea Gallery, 547 W. 27th St., Suite 301, NY 10001 n Speakers: Aphrodite Desiree Navab, Kathleen Wentrack and others. In conjunction with Soho20's Women Redrawing the World Stage exhibition. Panel organized by TFAP NY Regional Coordinators damali abrams, Jenn Dierdorf, Kat Griefen, and Kathleen Wentrack.
Brooklyn Museum
this annual event is free and open to the public - space limited

Saturday, February 16, 2013 • 10am - 5:45pm
College Art Association Annual Conference 2013
10:15 - 11:45 Queering the Museum n Chair: Tirza True Latimer (California College of the Arts) Panelists: Kim Anno (California College of the Arts), Apsara DiQuinzio (U.C. Berkeley Art Museum, Pacific Film Archive), Thomas Lax (Studio Museum, Harlem), Jeannine Tang (Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College). This panel considers canon construction, ideologies of display, institutional activism, and what "normal" looks like today in an attempt to indicate a set of strategies arising out of our commitments to disenfranchised sexual communities and to social justice more broadly.
11:50 - 12:35 Mining the Archives for a Feminist Pre-History n Andrea Geyer (artist) and Sabine Breitwieser (Appointed Director, The Museum de Modern Salzburg). Sabine Breitwieser and Andrea Geyer will discuss Geyer's research into three women who laid the foundation of the Museum of Modern Art: Lillie Bliss, Mary Sullivan and Abby Rockefeller.
1:15 - 2:45 The Artist as Archivist n Chair: Aruna D'Souza (Independent Scholar) Panelists: Harmony Hammond (artist, writer, and independent curator), Catherine Lord (U.C. Irvine), Ulrike Müller (artist), Martha Wilson (artist and Founding Director, Franklin Furnace). This panel will address the question of artists' archives -- archives of artistic work, archives created by artists of work that otherwise would be lost to time, archives as art.
2:50 - 4:05 Working With and Through Collections: Curators in Conversation n Chair: Saisha Grayson (The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum) Panelists: Cathleen Chaffee (Yale University Art Galleries), Norman Kleeblatt (Jewish Museum), Jenelle Porter (Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston). This discussion will seek to address how institutions choose to or resist integrating feminism into their collection strategies overtly through mission statements and collection plans, and less overtly through daily management, presentation, and interpretation.
4:10 - 5:45 Sex in the Museums n Chair: Anne Swartz (Savannah College of Art and Design) Panelists: Elissa Auther (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, MCA Denver), Claudia Hart (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Jeffreen Hayes (Birmingham Museum of Art), Jennifer Tyburczy (El Colegio de México, Mexico City and Rice University). This panel will address questions surrounding what it means to create and display work considered transgressive. How are sex-the embodied, ephemeral activity-and sexuality-sexual orientation, sexual desire, love, intimacy, and a relationship to certain objects in space and time, such as those in museum exhibitions-distinct from one another?
The Feminist Art Project is a program of the Institute for Women and Art (IWA), a unit of Rutgers, the State
University of NJ, and a center of the Office of the Associate Vice President for Academic & Public Partnerships in the Arts & Humanities. TFAP@CAA is made possible with the generous support of the Brooklyn Museum, College Art Association, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, IWA - Rutgers University, SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery.
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238 (718) 638-5000
10:00 - 10:10 Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Ferris Olin and Judith K. Brodsky, Founding Directors, The Feminist Art Project
Organizer: Catherine Morris, Curator, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum



3. Anton van Dalen, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Jan. 20

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4. Paul Granjon, FF Alumn, now online

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5. Lawrence Graham Brown, FFAlumn, now online

Acute Case of Black Fever performed at Dance New Amsterdam Triennial, Latenite: other.explicit.bodies. January 11, 2013 is now online....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTodXQLRNnI



6. Alan Sondheim, FF ALumn, at The Downtown Music Gallery, Manhattan, Jan. 27
Downtown Music Gallery presents:

Please come!

At 13 Monroe Street in NYC!

Sunday, January 27th Double-Header: 6pm: ALAN SONDHEIM / AZURE CARTER /
JACKSON MOORE / CHRIS DIASPARRA! Weird Ethnic Instruments / Vocals /
Saxes! Flute!
Synth / Tenor Sax / Bass / Drums!

Alan Sondheim
sondheim@panix.com 347-383-8552
Schedule at:

Alan Sondheim is a Brooklyn-based new media artist, musician, writer,
and performer. Sondheim made his recording debut on ESPdisk in 1968,
leading a group of improvisers from Rhode Island in a trailblazing
exploration of free improvisation and electronic music. He has recorded
with a number of companies, including Qbico, Porter, and Fire Museum.
He specializes in string instruments, including oud, saz, pipa, violin,
viola, sung lisu, and suroz; he is also working on sarangi and
open-holed Boehm flute.
Sondheim also works in virtual worlds and theory; his most recent book
is Writing Under, published through West Virginia University Press.
Much of his current musical output is at
http://espdisk.com/alansondheim or http://lounge.espdisk.com/ .

Christopher Diasparra is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and
He is an active performer, playing a range of diverse styles including
punk rock, soul, and freely improvised. In addition to performing,
Christopher works as a freelance consultant to record labels where he
has had the great fortune of working alongside his musical heroes.
Diasparra is currently recording his debut release as a leader which
will fuse his broad musical tastes. He would like to extend gratitude
to his friends and family for their continued support.

Azure Carter is an artist, educator, and singer/songwriter. When she
isn't collaborating on music, video, or performance with her partner,
Alan Sondheim, she is busy teaching First Grade or working on an
on-going performance/video piece, The Fairyland Around Us, based on the
writings of the early 20th century naturalist, Opal Whitely. Azure has
performed at numerous venues in NYC and Philadelphia, including the
92nd St Y, Dance New Amsterdam, The Bowery Poetry Club, Eyebeam, High
Wire, and ESP-Disk.
In 2012 she recorded Cauldron with Helena Espvall and Alan Sondheim for
Fire Museum. Her website is http://azurecarter.weebly.com/ .

Jackson Moore is a composer, sound artist, and multi-instrumentalist.
In the nineties his work examined the semiotic systems that musicians
use to communicate with one another. Moore moved to New York in 1999,
and has since undertaken numerous projects. From 2003 to 2007 he wrote
and recorded a book of radically antisymmetrical song forms for jazz
musicians. In 2005 he founded New Languages, now a 501(c)(3) non-profit
dedicated to improvised music, and has gone on to organize numerous
festivals and special events. Recently he has been documenting Moss, a
functional musical pidgin language, and developing a body of formalized
music based on natural language. Since 2010 he has worked at Eyebeam
Art+Technology Center, where he is researching auditory architecture
sound localization techniques. He has taught in many different settings
and is currently developing experimental approaches to collaborative
education with The Public School New York.

Jackson, Chris, and Alan produced the four-day improvisation event,
Factory Music, at Eyebeam Art this past December; over fifty musicians



7. Doug Beube, Irina Danilova, Joyce Kozloff, FF Alumns, at AIGA Philadelphia SPACE, PA, opening Feb. 1

MAPnificent: Artists Use Maps
Curated by Yulia Tikhonova

February 1-March 31
FIRST FRIDAY reception, February 1, 6-9pm
AIGA Philadelphia SPACE, 72 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

Paula Scher, Joyce Kozloff, Doug Beube, Carole Kundstadt, Viviane Rombaldi Seppey, Karin Schaefer, Dahlia Elsaed, Alastair Nobel, Aga Oussinov, Paul Fabozzi, Amy Pryor, Irina Danilova, Robert Walden, Jeff Woodbury, Adriane Littman, Brooklyn Art Library, Hand Map Drawn Association

MAPnificent: Artists Use Maps brings together a group of artists who creatively employ the philosophy and technique of mapping to convey information ranging from sociological data to aesthetic stimuli.

The exhibit features paintings, works on paper and sculpture that reflect the artists' concerns for the current state of our society, conveyed though charts and diagrams, and their admiration of the map as a symbol of longing and the unknown. The works included either illustrate a scientific research in demographics, or a flow of capital, or distribution of patterns, but also present the artists' reverence for maps.

For some of the exhibiting artists, mapping is a tool to create interactive visuals with the help of sophisticated tools for image manipulation that arrange numbers into intricate geometrical forms.

Maps are primarily received as directional; a subway or bus map is understood as a tool to get somewhere. In fact, the title of this exhibition borrows from a google-map application, MAPNIFICENT, which calculates the time between places via public transportation. For the artists, however, a map is often an end in itself: a work of art, filled with revelation and delight.

Curated by Yulia Tikhonova, Founder of Brooklyn House of Kulture
Upcoming exhibition at The Center for Book Arts: Brother, Can You Spare...a Stack ?

MAPnificent: Artists Use Maps
February 1-March 31
FIRST FRIDAY reception, February 1, 6-9pm
AIGA Philadelphia SPACE, 72 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106

Founded in 1914, AIGA remains the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design, with 66 chapters and more than 22,000 members nationwide. AIGA Philadelphia, the first local chapter, was established in 1981. We represent a variety of professions under the umbrella of communication design, ranging from book and type design to interactive design and experience design. Our annual roster of programs includes lectures, exhibitions, workshops, which both enrich the community (through our new headquarters in Old City, aptly called SPACE) and benefit our local membership of over 600 design professionals, educators and students. AIGA's mission is to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force.

For more information and press inquiries, contact Gaby Heit: gaby@gabyheit.com, 646-229-3353



8. Halona Hilbertz, Olivia Beens, FF Alumns, at WAH, Brooklyn, opening Jan. 26, and more


I'm in the 14th Annual Williamsburg Art & Historical Center Salon Art Show, opening this Saturday. Come! Have a drink with me!

Alongside "Wintergreen", I'm also presenting my brand-new Wall Doll "Krawattengeschöpf", made of 20 mens' ties, which I finished today.

Which reminds me! In the Rheinland in Germany, in Karneval times, we celebrate "Weiberfastnacht" ("Broads' Carneval"; also "Fat Thursday") on the Thursday before Ash Wednesday...Women rove around in costumes, drink in bars & cut off mens' ties! And men get a kiss as reparation! How I loved this tradition in Düsseldorf, when I lived there exactly in my teens, 13 to 19, the best time of life to be in a place like Düsseldorf! Where Altbier was fantastic in its tiny glass, & the pizza was better than anywhere in Italia, because all the best Italian pizzamakers emigrated to the Düsseldorfer Altstadt to make a killing on all the partyers who had to satisfy their middle-of-the-night post-dancing-&-drinking hunger at the mini-pizzerias...

OPENING Saturday January 26, 4 to 6pm.
Show runs January 26 to February 24, 2013.

Love, & give me that tie you're wearing!,

Weiberfastnacht in English
Fat Thursday (German Fetter Donnerstag, Schmotziger Donnerstag, or in areas where carnival is celebrated Weiberfastnacht; Greek Τσικνοπέμπτη (Tsiknopempti); Polish Tłusty czwartek) is a traditional Polish and German feast marking the last Thursday before Lent and is associated with the celebration of Carnival. Because Lent is a time of fasting, the next opportunity to feast would not be until Easter. It is similar to, but should not be confused with, the French festival of Mardi Gras ("Fat Tuesday"). Traditionally it is a day dedicated to eating, when people meet in their homes or cafés with their friends and relatives and eat large quantities of sweets, cakes and other meals forbidden during Lent. Among the most popular all-national dishes served on that day are pączki or berliner, fist-sized donuts filled with rose marmalade, and faworki, French dough fingers served with lots of powdered sugar.

Participants in the 14th Annual Salon Show:
Stephen Auslender,
Ayako Bando, Bienvenido Bones Banez,
Carole Barlowe,
Robert Bassal, Doreen Beck, Olivia Beens,
Jeffery Berman,
Richard Bigelow, Tomek Bogocki,
Benjamin Bohnsack,
Beryl Brenner, Elizabeth Myers Castonguay, Laura Conliffe,
Suzanne Ives Cunningham, Chris Dunne, Val Dyshlov, Carol F. Flueckiger, Sandra Forrest,
Carmen Frank,
Troy Frantz, Irene Gillman,
Monique K. Given, Susan G. Hammond, Richard W. Hatter, Natsuko Hattori, Christine Herman, Aimee Hertog, Barbara Herzfeld,
Halona Hilbertz, Miro Hiranouchi, Tom Hooper,
Sarah Horvat, Natalia Isaenco,
Susan Jacobs,
Sam Jungkurth, Hide Kawabata,

Mildred Kaye, Suprina Kenny,
Mart Klein, Yuko Kondo, Konel, Frank Krasicki,
Natalie Koren Kropf, Estelle Levy, Terrance Lindall, Drew Maillard, Jack McWhorter, Margo Mead,
Gail Mitchell,
Walter Lynn Mosley,
Yumiko Nolan, Carmen Porfido,
Jennifer Primosch, Tina Psoinos,
Cheryl Safren, Mira Satryan,
Julie Joy Saypoff,
Larry Scaturro, Barbara Schiller, Gloria Schuster,
Tasneem Shahzad, Joel Simpson,
Linda Smith, Larry Szycher, Agnieszka Szyfter, Muhammad Tufail, Jania Vanderwerff, Jeff Watts, Courtney Lee Weida, Yookan Westfield,
Mary Westring, Takuya Yamauchi
In the First Floor Galleries
One person show by Heungmo Kim - "To The Eyes"
To the eyes of the West, the world is a drama, a progress through war and Ruin and disaster to triumph and some promised land.
This last hundred years, the world has thought technology would be the weapon for man's ultimate triumph over nature.

Now suddenly, so many are not so sure. To the eyes of the east , the world is an illusion---An illusion of beauty and pain, but illusion only, finally, always...Mural scaled 'Soulscape' is a memorable apocalyptic painting that blends
structural forms and with churning elements-Phylis Braff The New York Times


"Satan's Peculiar Grace"
discussion led by Terrance Lindall - with a Satan inspired trance meditation piano performance by Bienvenido Bones Banez
Press Release: https://sites.google.com/site/terrancelindallsparadiselost/home/paradise-lost-project-annual-newsletter

Bienvenido Bones Banez will perform on Piano. Bien is an exceptional extempore piano player. However, he is remarkably different. He performs in a trance-like state transported to another dimension while he plays "Satanic Themes." Bien has a saying, "Satan gives color to the world!"

The WAH Center is a Brooklyn-based non-profit organization founded in 1996 by artist and philanthropist Yuko Nii. It is a multifaceted, multicultural art center whose mission is to coalesce the diverse artistic community and create a bridge between local, national and international artists, as well as emerging and established artists of all disciplines. The WAH Center is housed in New York City Landmark Kings County Savings Bank, built in 1867, and on the National Register of Historic Places. To learn more visit:
WAH Center
135 Broadway (corner Bedford Avenue)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Tel: 718 486 6012 or 718-486-7273 or 917 648 4290

J train to Marcy Avenue
L train to Bedford Avenue



9. Marni Kotak, FF ALumn, at Small Black Door, Ridgewood, Queens, Feb. 3

SMALL BLACK DOOR 19-20 Palmetto St. Ridgewood NY, 11385 SmallBlackDoor.com
Jonathan Terranova & Matthew J Mahler

Small Black Door is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition curated by Joe Nanashe entitled "Exhibition Game"; a complete sensory event to take place between 4 and 10pm on "Super Bowl Sunday", February 3rd 2013. All are welcome.

"Exhibition Game" is the confluence of art, sports, media, performance, event, party, gallery opening, and installation. It is a celebration of everything right and wrong in sports, art and contemporary American Culture: heroics, mythology, aesthetic, spectacle, money, violence, sexism, drugs, and death. The event will commence with a "tailgate party" on the gallery stoop at 4pm, and continue with a spectacular Super Bowl XLVII game, exhibition and performances.

Participants include:

Jason Robert Bell
Brent Birnbaum
Dana Crossan
Kevin Curran
Matthew de Leon
Diane Dwyer
Carlos Gonzalez
Marni Kotak
Jim Lee
Rebecca Litt
Jamie Powell
Macy Rodman
Michael Scoggins
Alice B Talkless
Aaron Williams

Bring your folding chair and beer cozy and stake out for the entire event, or stop in for a beer and a snack. Already have plans for the big day, come to Small Black Door on Friday, February 15th for a special re-broadcast of Super Bowl XLVII between 6 and 10pm.
The remnants of "Exhibition Game" will be open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays between February 3rd and February 24th from 1 to 5pm.

Small Black Door is a project space located in Ridgewood, Queens. Artists Jonathan Terranova and Matthew Mahler founded the space in late 2010 with the intention of bringing emerging artists and thinkers together in an ethnically diverse Queens neighborhood. The show will be open to the public the night of the opening and by appointment only. For more information, please visit SmallBlackDoor.com.



10. Evelyn Eller FF Alumn, at Pace University, Pleasantville, NY, March 1-31

Evelyn Eller's artist's books are included in the exhibit:

Handmade/Homemade at the Mortola Gallery, Pace University, Westchester, Pleasantville, NY March 1- 31 and at the sister exhibition at Musehouse Literary Center in Philadelphia, PA during the Month of May.

Thank You,
Evelyn Eller



11. Arlene Rush, FF Member, at Michael Mut Gallery, Manhattan, opening Feb. 6

Michael Mut Gallery is pleased to present New York City artist, Arlene Rush in her first solo exhibit with the gallery, entitled Twins: Just A Memory, on view from February 6 - February 10, 2013. Her new photo-based work depicts outsized enigmatic figures, in which she incorporates herself into photos and art historical references as both male and female protagonist. Rush uses her relationship with her male fraternal twin as a springboard into investigating the ideas of gender, beauty, self-image and aging. By means of photography she transforms herself through using Photoshop, substituting her face to merge with someone else's, while simultaneously distancing herself from the images. In the act of being someone else Rush thereby creates multiple layers of meaning behind each image. Not autobiographical, the work is an examination of the layering of identity, gender and self.

In Rush's Twins Just A Memory series, digital prints are face-mounted to plexi, then collaged with mosaic of crushed glass pieces, reflecting the fractured whole and dispelling the notion of photography capturing time. Only the eyes remain exposed from the shattered glass, which appear to follow the viewer as the viewer moves. In Twins Cameo, she incorporates herself into photos and art historical references set in cameo-like frames, interjecting the male counterpart into a form that traditionally represents beauty to comment on historical ideas and assumptions. The images are at once insightful and amusing, alarming and poignant, holding a mirror up to contemporary society, reflecting social, historical, political and ontological issues. In the exhibition catalogue for a 2008 show entitled LOCUS, Michelle Falkenstein writes, "Arlene Rush's Twin series, Rush subverts assumptions about gender, age and kinship, implying a continuum and relationship both artistic and genetic."

Arlene Rush widely exhibits her work throughout the US, Asia and Europe and in numerous public and private collections among which are: Beth Israel Comprehensive Cancer Center- West Side, New York, NY, Joe Baio, New York, NY, Pavel Zoubok, Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York, NY, MOMA, Wales, UK, MUBE, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Mark Golden, GOLDEN Artist Paint, Berlin, NY, Robert H. Chaney, Houston, TX, ARCO Chemical, Newton Square, PA, The Center For Emerging Visual Artist, Philadelphia, PA, and Library of Congress, Great Hall, Thomas Jefferson Bldg., Washington, DC. The Center for Emerging Visual Artist granted her a residency in 1988 to Barcelona, Spain and in 2011 she was awarded the Pat Hearn & Colin De Land Foundation Grant. In 2013 Rush is slated for several group shows including Sikkema Jenkins Gallery, New York NY, and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, a multi media exhibition, Loft in The Red Zone, originated in New York City (2011) to commemorate 9/11.


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12. Alyson Pou, FF Alumn, at Aljira, Newark, NJ, Feb. 9, and more

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

My installation Wherein Fury Takes Flight... the time of our silence is over remains on view at Aljira a Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, NJ through March 30th 2013. Read more about the project and see recent press here...

I have organized two very special events for February and March, in conjunction with my show, to bring together a wide range of artist's to share our work and explore the use of storytelling, autobiography, matrilineal heritage and women's decorative arts and crafts as part of the artistic process.

All events are FREE and open to the public.

Saturday February 9, 2013 1-4pm

Concept and Craft - Hand Made in the 21st Century

Moderated by: Alyson Pou
Special Guest: Judith Brodsky, Institute for Women and Art Rutgers University

Presenters: Melissa Potter, Lacey Jane Roberts, Andrew Salamone, Nathan Vincent, Bisa Washington, Noelle Williams

In the 1960s and 70s in the wake of the Women's Liberation Movement, feminist artists sought to resurrect women's craft and decorative arts as a viable artistic means to express female experience, thereby pointing to its political and subversive potential. Since then artists of all gender identities have embraced the use of domestic craft in their work. How has the meaning and politics of using these crafts changed in the last 30 years? How has globalization through new technologies and the internet affected the use of domestic crafts? How is a new generation of artists making use of these age-old crafts?

I hope you can join me, Judith Brodsky, and this panel of six dynamic artists to be part of a lively presentation and discussion about Concept and Craft in the 21st Century!

All best,

Two-Part Women's History Month Event

March 2, 2013 1-6pm
Narrative Threads: Tapping the Motherline

This two-part women's history month event will feature visual artists and writer/performers who use the oral tradition of storytelling, and tap into matrilineal and cultural roots for their inspiration. Artists include: Janet Henry, Daniel Alexander Jones, Ivivia Olenick, Alyson Pou and Christina Springer.

alysonpou.com or contact ALJIRA at 973-622-1600

All Best,

Directions to Aljira:
Aljira is located at 591 Broad Street in Newark, NJ. 973-622-1600

You can easily get there by taking the PATH or NJ Transit to Newark Penn Station. Note: The walk to Aljira is about 10-15 minutes. Cabs are always at the station entrance, fare is about $5.00. The trip from NYC Penn Station to Aljira is 45 minutes door to door.

a. Exit the station by the doors in the main waiting room labeled Raymond Plaza West. Make a right on Raymond Plaza West which dead ends into Raymond Boulevard.

b. Make a left on Raymond Boulevard, and walk west 3 blocks to Broad Street.

c. Make a right on Broad Street. The address is 591 Broad Street.



13. Franc Palaia, FF ALumn, at Greene County Arts Council, Catskill, NY, Jan. 26

Opening Jan 26, 2-5 pm

Hi Everyone,

You are invited to attend an art opening in Catskill at the Greene County Arts Council gallery at 398 Main St.
The works in the show depict Fantasy, Whimsey, Sci-Fi and Invented Creatures.
Light refreshments served.

I m exhibiting two large color photographs, see attached. (the plane crash is not real!)
Hope to see you.





14. Shaun El C. Leonardo, FF ALumn, at The Clock Tower, Long Island City, Queens, Feb. 15

Shaun El C. Leonardo invited you to NO LONGER EMPTY's event:
"The Tiki, Tiki Club" artist performance by Shaun Leonardo
Friday, February 15, 2013, 7:00pm - 10:00pm at The Clock Tower, 29-27 41st Avenue, Queens



15. Ana Mendieta, FF Alumn, at Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin, Italy, Jan. 30-May 5

Ana Mendieta. She Got Love
January 30-May 5, 2013

Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art
Piazza Mafalda di Savoia
10098 Rivoli (Turin), Italy

Curated by Beatrice Merz and Olga Gambari

Ana Mendieta. She Got Love, is a large-scale European retrospective devoted to the Cuban-born American artist Ana Mendieta (1948-1985). The exhibition will open on January 30 in the evocative spaces of the Manica Lunga. The project, curated by Beatrice Merz and Olga Gambari, aims to retrace the artist as a pioneer of performance, video, body art, photography, land art, and sculpture in the twentieth century. One of Mendieta's unique contributions is a synthesis of these forms into a fresh, visual language which has influenced a generation of younger artists. In more than one hundred of Mendieta's works produced between 1972 and 1985, the exhibition presents her extremely personal vocabulary that combines the visionary and material, magical and poetic, and political and progressive. Mendieta's identity as a female informed her work as an artist, beginning with her childhood cultural roots in Cuba to her development as an iconic female artist in the United States. She addressed issues such as individual existence, life and death, violence, love, sex, re-birth, and exile in a coherent manner that is transcendent towards the universal and spiritual. Often inserting her body in nature, Mendieta worked in different environments from Cuba to the United States to Italy, investigating both personal and collective origins. A recurrent distinctive sign in all her works is a typical feminine silhouette or "siluetta," an essential self-portrait created from earth, mud, feathers, flowers, leaves, ash, gunpowder, branches, shells, grass, ice, rock, wax, moss, sand, blood, water, and fire. These hybrid forms of performance, site-specific sculpture, and documentation express her desire to reunite with an eternal and universal cosmic energy where the human, the natural, and the divine component coexist.

Each of her performances are presented as a profound and enveloping environment described through video, sketches, photographs, and notes, providing both mental and physical access to the original location of the work. The exhibition's title, She Got Love, is derived from one of Mendieta's film works in which the artist scrawls the words in blood red across a white door. It is among the many films in the artist's oeuvre, a selection of which will be highlighted in the exhibition.

The exhaustive catalogue, published by Skira in conjunction with the retrospective at Castello di Rivoli, includes texts by the curators, a bio-bibliographical section, and a wide selection of images, a number which have not been previously reproduced.

The exhibition corresponds with the occasion of the world premiere of Itali-ana, Mendieta in Rome, a documentary on Mendieta's artistic development during her years in residence at the American Academy in Rome, Italy. The film is produced by Corazon Pictures and directed by Raquel Cecilia Mendieta. This documentary film will be screened throughout the exhibition.

The retrospective has been realized in close collaboration with the Estate of Ana Mendieta and Galerie Lelong.

The exhibition has been made possible thanks to the contribution of Fondazione Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT, the technical support from Kuhn & Bülow Insurance Broker, Berlin and the media partnership of La Stampa.

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16. George Maciunas, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Jan. 17

The New York Times
January 17, 2013
George Maciunas: 'Anything Can Substitute Art: Maciunas in SoHo'
41 Cooper Union Gallery
41 Cooper Square, East Village
Through Feb. 2

Decades before there was Occupy, there was the artist George Maciunas (1931-1978). Born in Lithuania, Maciunas (pronounced ma-CHEW-nas) came to New York City in the late 1940s and graduated from Cooper Union in 1952 with a multitasking degree in art, graphic design and architecture, later supplemented with work in art history and musicology.

All of these disciplines came together in the giant nebula of international collective activity known as Fluxus, which Maciunas both named and oversaw. And on the movement's 50th anniversary, Cooper Union, in collaboration with the Jonas Mekas Visual Arts Center in Vilnius, Lithuania, is paying homage to Maciunas, its illustrious alumnus, with this engrossing archival show.

With roots in Dada and Zen Buddhism, Fluxus was anti-capitalist, anti-elitist, pro-community and pro-play. On the one hand, its goal was to propose a new kind of art in which anyone could participate, and to create an avant-garde so integrated into life as to become the new, enlightened normal. At the same time, Fluxus preserved and cherished its distanced, critical status, as exemplified in its sly, funny sendup of corporate culture and its socialistic innovations.

A practical-minded utopian, Maciunas bought several crumbling industrial buildings in 1966 in SoHo, a neighborhood slated for demolition in the name of urban renewal. He began converting them into live-and-work spaces to be owned and managed by artists, who, particularly if their output was unmarketably experimental, were otherwise hard-pressed to find quarters in the city. One of these Fluxhouses also held early showcases for underground films, run by Maciunas's fellow Lithuanian, Jonas Mekas.

The Cooper Union exhibition, organized by Astrit Schmidt-Burkhardt, follows Maciunas from school, through his personality-crowded Fluxus years, to his death from cancer at 46. It requires a fair amount of close reading and decoding, but anyone who wants to get a sense of how art can be both activist and existentialist will find bracing information here.

And anyone who wants to get a sense of Maciunas himself, and the Fluxus universe in which he lived, will want to watch Mr. Mekas's swiftly flowing 1992 film, "Zefiro Torna, or Scenes from the Life of George Maciunas." It plays continuously in the gallery, and it's exhilarating and heartbreaking.



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller