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Contents for January 28, 2013

1. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, at KGB Bar, Manhattan, Jan. 30

Martha Wilson hosts
Ashton Applewhite speaking at KGB Bar at 85 East 4th Street at 7:00 on
Wednesday Jan 30. Her talk is called This Chair Rocks: How Ageism Warps Our View of Long Life. Here's what she has to say about it:

I'm interested in why Americans are so ambivalent about the prospect of longer lives. I was too, until I learned more. It turns out that people are happiest at the beginnings and the ends of their lives. That the vast majority of Americans over 65 live independently. That older people are less depressed than the young or middle-aged. That the older people get, the less afraid they are of dying.

Why do these facts surprise so many? Because ageism - internalized and in the culture at large - obscures all but the most negative messages about life after 65 (or 50, or just aging past youth), with disastrous personal and political implications. In the 20th century, the civil rights and women's movements raised our awareness of racism and sexism. It's high time to do so around discrimination and stereotyping on the basis of age. The stakes are high, because conceiving of the longevity boom as a disaster-the ageism-fueled scenario-will generate a very different set of responses than seeing it as an opportunity as well as a challenge.

My 40-minute talk proposes an alternative to worrying about getting old: wake up to the ageist messages that frame two thirds of our lives as decline, cheer up, and push back. It catalyzes a conversation that people are hungry for, whether they work with older people or simply hope to become one.

Writer and journalist Ashton Applewhite is the voice of Yo Is This Ageist and has been writing about ageing and ageism since 2007 in blog form at This Chair Rocks. During this period, she's become a Knight Fellow, a New York Times Fellow, and a Columbia Journalism School Age Boom



2. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF Alumn, at Union Theological Seminary, Manhattan, February 20

May Art Be With You

Wed, 20 Feb, 2013 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Nicolás Dumit Estévez will talk about how he has dealt artistically, in the midst of secularity, with issues of empathy, love, frailty, deceit, goodness, and justice, while at the same time striving to embody and live his spirituality.

Sponsored by Student Life Committee on Spiritual Formation.
Union Theological Seminary
Social Hall
3041 Broadway
New York, NY 10027



3. R. Sikoryak, James Godwin, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Feb. 6

Dixon Place Presents:

Cartoon Slide Shows and Other Projected Pictures
Hosted by R. Sikoryak

Dean Haspiel
Amy Herzog
Laurie Rosenwald
Jim Torok
Meghan Turbitt
Lauren R. Weinstein
plus James Godwin & M. Sweeney Lawless

Wed. Feb. 6, 2013
7:30 pm
(The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during, and after the show. All proceeds directly support DP's mission and artists.)

Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey), NYC

$12 (advance)
$15 (at the door)
$10 (students/seniors)
or TDF

Advance tickets & info:
(212) 219-0736
More info:



4. Laura Cooper, FF Alumn, at Space In Between Gallery, London, UK, February 8-23

Soft Revolutions
Solo Show by Laura Cooper
Space In Between Gallery London 8/2/13 - 23/2/13
(PV 7/2/13 6-9pm)

For 'Soft Revolutions' Laura Cooper will present a series of new and recent works, which have been reworked and reinterpreted for the gallery space at SIB. Layering documented performance, live performance and installation the artist has created a relational and ephemeral environment in which exchanges between two people or groups of people are translated from event to documentation and back to event again.

Laura Cooper's practice considers personal and collective actions - often performative - that explore both ritual and sequence. Initially staging scenarios and events unannounced in public spaces, Cooper engages individuals and groups of performers or participants in simple but unusual activities. These events are then documented in various forms of video, sound, drawings, maps and scores.

Laura Cooper has recently completed her MFA in Fine Art Media at the Slade School of Art, UCL London. Recent exhibitions include Play, Game, Place, State, at Collyer Bristow Gallery London and Voice and The Lens, IKON Gallery Birmingham. She is a recipient of a Franklin Furnace Grant 2012/13.

Laura Cooper | www.lauracooper.co.uk



5. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, now online

Dynamic Tensions. A Discussion between Taney Roniger and Joseph Nechvatal

On the occasion of his recent exhibition at Galerie Richard in New York, the publication of his book Immersion Into Noise, and a concert of his remastered viral symphOny in surround sound, Joseph Nechvatal sat down with Taney Roniger to discuss his work.




6. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Temescal Art Center, Oakland, CA, Feb. 2

a ritual audience participation experience experiment

The Long-Running Underground Hit!

Frank Moore, world-known shaman performance artist, will conduct improvised passions of musicians, actors, dancers, and audience members in a laboratory setting to create altered realities of fusion beyond taboos. Bring your passions and musical instruments and your senses of adventure and humor. Other than that, ADMISSION IS FREE! (But donations are encouraged.)


Saturday, February 2, 2013

511 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94609-2058

For more information
Call: 510-526-7858

2013 Dates!

Saturday, March 2, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Saturday, October 5 , 2013
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013

"Lauded and controversial shaman performance artist Frank Moore ... will be sure to baffle your mind. Moore will attempt to reimagine human emotion through the use of musicians, actors, dancers, and members of the audience. It's experimental performance art at its most experimental."
George McIntire, San Francisco Bay Guardian

"Frank Moore, a genius explorer of the frontiers of human affection."

"One of the country's most controversial and profound artists." Kotori Magazine

"...He's wonderful and hilarious and knows exactly what it's all about and has earned my undying respect. What he's doing is impossible, and he knows it. That's good art...." L.A. Weekly

Resisting "the easy and superficial descriptions..., Moore's work challenges the consensus view more strongly in ways less acceptable than...angry tirades and bitter attacks on consumer culture." Chicago New City

"Transformative..." Moore "is thwarting nature in an astonishing manner, and is fusing art, ritual and religion in ways the Eurocentric world has only dim memories of. Espousing a kind of paganism without bite and aggression, Frank Moore is indeed worth watching." High Performance Magazine

"...one of the U.S.'s most controversial performance artists,...." P-Form Magazine

"If performance art has a radical edge, it has to be Frank Moore." Cleveland Edition

"Surely wonderful and mind-goosing experience." L.A. Reader

"(Frank Moore is) the king of eroticism." Mike Trachel

"We came, we saw, we read local performance artist-provocateur Frank Moore's poem...experience the joys of unsettled discomfort..." - Kimberly Chun, SF Chronicle

Downloadable poster here:




7. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, at Branded Saloon, Brooklyn, Jan. 30, and more

Dear friends,
I'm writing to announce a new music series, Weird Wednesdays. I'll be curating this monthly event at the Branded Saloon in Prospect Heights starting next Wednesday, January 30th and continuing on the last Wednesday of each month.

The new monthly series will feature NYC's finest instrument inventors and performers of objects and other oddities. Each night will include a short set by yours truly plus two amazing guest artists. From balloons and rubber bands to bike parts, glasses, bowls and toy pianos. Expect an evening of unexpected sonic delights.
As if that weren't enough, each event The Branded will feature a signature cocktail named after one of my instruments. January beverage of the month...The Barptail. You know you wanna try that! So, I hope to see you there very soon.
Peace, Love and Barps,

The January edition will feature sets by:

Terry Dame aka ElectronGong: performs on Spokarp, Midi Gong Pedal, tuned glasses, samples, electronics and whatnot.

Lee Free: rides a bicycle turned midi controller into a set of mashed up bike classics re-imagined through the mind of a drumming bike enthusiast.

Daniel Jodacy and Wiiliam McIntyre:
Musician and instrument builder daniel Jodocy and William McIntyre debut there new band with no name yet.
Instrumentation will be, Birano, Cigar box, Balloon Bassoon Organ, Tape Drum and MiniVibraphone.

Upcoming shows:
February 27 show featuring:Terry Dame, Ken Butler, FF Alumn, Isaac Zal
March 27 show featuring: Terry Dame, New Born Trio, Phyllis Chen



8. Sol LeWitt, FF Alumn, at Madre Museum, Naples, Italy, thru April 1

Sol LeWitt. The Artist and his Artists
December 14, 2012-April 1, 2013

Madre Museum
Via L. Settembrini,79
80139 Naples, Italy
Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:30-7:30pm;
Sunday 10-11pm


From December 14th, 2012, to April 1st, 2013, the Madre Museum in Naples will host the exhibition Sol LeWitt. The Artist and his Artists, curated by Adachiara Zevi. The event, produced by the Donnaregina Foundation and funded by the Campania Region, is the result of a partnership with the Centre Pompidou Metz and the LeWitt Collection, Chester, Connecticut (USA).

After Naples, where it is presented for the first time in Europe, the Sol LeWitt collection will travel to Metz, where it will be shown from April 19th to July 29th, 2013.

The exhibition is the first tribute by an Italian museum to this major international contemporary art figure since his death in New York in 2007, at the age of 78 (LeWitt was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1928). As the title suggests, the exhibition project seeks to bring out LeWitt's multiple and eclectic production.

The Neapolitan exhibition provides an original overview of nearly 50 years of Sol LeWitt's production and it is divided in three sections: wall drawings designed by the artist and produced by his assistants, works never shown in public before, and finally, works by other artists collected by LeWitt.

The first section, of works never exhibited before, consists of five wall drawings, selected by the LeWitt Collection especially for Madre Museum, that were designed by the artist in 2007 and never produced before. They are "Scribbles," the last series LeWitt worked on. The design of the work is the prerogative of the artist-as stated in the memorandum of wall drawings written by LeWitt in 1970-while its execution has been entrusted to the assistants who, meticulously following his instructions, made each drawing different from the others. For the Neapolitan exhibition, a specialist draughtsman from the LeWitt Collection, assisted by young local artists, has been at work for a long time on the museum's walls.

The second section of the exhibition consists of 47 works by Sol LeWitt borrowed from Neapolitan collections: drawings, gouaches and sculptures covering a period from 1968 to the present. In 1975, with the exhibition at Lucio Amelio's Modern Art Agency, the artist developed his close relationship with the City of Naples and Italy, strengthened in the '80s when he settled in Spoleto with his family for some years. In addition to private collections, LeWitt's works can be seen in Naples at the Capodimonte museum, the Madre Museum, the Materdei subway station, the Città della Scienza and at the Morra Greco Foundation.

The third section, the result of the partnership with the Centre Pompidou Metz, presents 95 works, a significant part of Sol LeWitt's private collection.

Collecting works by other artists was never just a hobby for Sol LeWitt, or an occasional indulgence, but a full-time job, just like drawing, designing his wall drawings, or creating three-dimensional structures.

Contrary to what might be expected from an artist proverbial for his minimalist, abstract rigor and a theorist of conceptual art, his collection is omnivorous, ranging across artists from all countries and all trends, from fellow minimalists and conceptualists, European and American, to Pop art, Neo-Expressionism, and the Transavanguardia. It contains a large core of works by Italian artists such as Boetti, Merz, Kounellis, Paolini, Salvo, Chia, Tirelli and others; colleagues and friends he met during his long and frequent visits to Italy.

The exhibition is accompanied by Adachiara Zevi's volume Italy in the Wall Drawings of Sol LeWitt, published by Electa. It's a catalog of all the wall drawings made by the artist in Italy from 1969 to today, seen through the filter of the influence on his work of Italian art and artists, which LeWitt was very well aware of. The book also contains the last interview, unpublished, granted by Sol LeWitt to Adachiara Zevi in 2006.



9. Claire Jeanine Satin, FF Alumn, at Palm Beach International Art Fair, FL, thru Jan. 28

Claire Jeanine Satin will exhibit her bookworks, constructions and collages at the Palm Beach International Art Fair from January 24 through January 28, 2013, including from the ongoing series: PENTIMENTO: DOPPIA PAGINA VENEZIA I & II, Water images transferred to Lexan panels embroidered with pearls, crystals and nylon threads. ARTVITAM booth # 608. clairesatin@gmail.com

Thank you.



10. Alan Moore, FF Alumn, at Bluestockings, Manhattan, Feb. 16

In conjunction with the exhibition of digital prints from the Archive of the Spanish 15M movement at Bluestockings in NYC, Saturday February 16th at 4pm -
Skype talk with the assembly of Archivo 15M and friends in Madrid, moderated in New York by Juan Escourido. The Madrid conversation is scheduled at the occupied social center Patio Maravillas, coordinated by Vlad Teichberg and Nikky Schiller, communications activists for both the OWS and 29S movements. Juan Escourido is an author, studying towards his PhD at University of Pennsylvania.

Bluestockings Bookstore, Fair Trade Cafe and Activist Center
172 Allen St New York, NY 10002
(212) 777-6028\

blog of Archivo 15M:

Patio Maravillas:

Placards from the Camp at Puerta del Sol, Madrid are exhibited in New York City
Published: January 10, 2013 | Author: archivosol15m |
The Bluestockings bookstore and activist center hosts the Exhibition Archives of 15M. A small sample of printed reproductions of posters and banners along with some pictures of the 15M (15th of May, 2011) movement encampment in Puerta del Sol in Madrid, will be exhibited from January 9 to February 15 at the bookstore and activist Bluestockings in New York, 172 Allen St. The show has been prepared by the committee of the 15M Archive in Madrid, which from the start has taken on the the task of collecting documentary material generated by the protest movement. The group's archive, the originals of the digital prints in this exhibition, are still hostages inside the building which housed the Social Center Casablanca, evicted last September 19, 2012. With this exhibition we aim to strengthen ties with other movements inspired by the same feelings.

The event is produced by Alan Moore as House Magic.



11. Linda Mary Montano, Paul McMahon, FF Alumns, at Imogen Holloway Gallery, Saugerties, NY, Feb. 9

Imogen Holloway Gallery Proudly Presents
with Linda Mary Montano and Paul McMahon
Saturday, February 9, 2013 6-9pm
81 Partition St., Saugerties, NY
Media Requests: Gallery Director Diane Dwyer diane@ihgallery.com tel: 347-387-3212

IHGallery is proud to present the performance "Becoming Love" by Linda Mary Montano and Paul McMahon on Saturday, February 9th. Perched in the gallery window, on view for passersby as well as friends of the gallery, McMahon will sing his powerful love songs while Montano lip-synchs alongside him, practicing his persona. Renowned performance artist and Saugerties native, Montano has been performing as others (Persona Practice) since 1975, most recently as Mother Theresa of Calcutta. When she realized how much she looked like artist and musician Paul McMahon of Woodstock, and that they shared a desire to explore song as an expression of love and a healing balm, they began performing together simultaneously as Paul. McMahon, amongst other things, is an accomplished musician who writes love songs specifically designed to heal. Guests are invited to bring a snack to share and wear something red.
Saturday, February 9, 2013 6-9pm

Press Reference:
"Becoming Love" by Linda Mary Montano and Paul McMahon on Saturday, February 9th is a preparation for Valentine's Day. Perched in the gallery window McMahon will sing while Montano lip-synchs alongside him, practicing his persona. Performing as an expression of love and with hopes to heal, Paul and Linda invite guests to bring a snack to share and wear something red.
Saturday, February 9, 2013 6-9pm

Diane Dwyer, Director
Imogen Holloway Gallery
81 Partition St.
Saugerties, NY



12. Charles Clough, FF Alumn, at David Findlay Jr Gallery, Manhattan, opening Feb. 2

Charles Clough "Recent Paintings" will be on exhibition at David Findlay Jr. Gallery, 724 Fifth Avenue,NYC from Feb. 2 through Feb. 23. The opening reception will be from 3-5 pm on Feb. 2, 2013.



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