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Contents for February 04, 2013

Frank Green, FF Alumn, in memoriam

The Cleveland Plain Dealer, February 01, 2013

Frank Green installed and performed art: news obituary
By Grant Segall

Frank Green, installation and performance artist

Frank Green used condoms, crutches, nooses, and naked bodies, including his own, in controversial installations and performances.

Green died Jan. 23 at Shaker Gardens from complications of AIDS. He was 55. "Frank was a formidable intellectual force on the Cleveland avant-garde scene," Tom Mulready wrote on CoolCleveland.com. "The work was dense, challenging, rigorous." Green was raised in Parma Heights. He graduated from Valley Forge High School and studied filmmaking at Kent State University. He performed in New York from 1980 to 1988, then moved to Tremont. He appeared in the Sonic Disturbance Festival and in four Cleveland International Performance Art Festivals. He performed the AIDS-themed "Scarlet Letters" at Cleveland Public Theater, at Ohio State University, in Calgary, in Phoenix and elsewhere. He installed work at Ohio City's Spaces gallery, published poetry and fiction and wrote for Northern Ohio Live, the Free Times and other periodicals. He won three grants from the Ohio Arts Council.

Green drew all sorts of reactions. In 1996, Plain Dealer freelance critic Linda Eisenstein called his show "Science Gets Serious" a "tour-de-force... It's a daring, deep, and often thrilling voyage." But Plain Dealer's Steven Litt called one of Green's installations "overbearing and oppressive" and said another "succeeds mainly in creating nausea and disgust." The artist's sister, Sandy Green, said he didn't mind criticism. "He enjoyed being controversial. He wanted people to pay attention." Survivors include his father and six siblings. Malloy Memorial is handling his arrangements, and the family is planning a memorial event.

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Three Remembrances of Frank Green, Cleveland Performance Artist, Writer, Activist

Frank Green was a formidable intellectual force on the Cleveland avant-garde scene. I knew him as a performance artist, and we presented his work at the Performance Art Festival numerous times. The work was dense, challenging, rigorous. We struggled to find ways to stay true to his vast, complex vision while opening it up to larger audiences. We didn't always succeed. His activism and work as a writer and arts critic was transcended by his performance work, which deeply impressed those who were lucky enough to witness Frank at his most intense, thoughtful and creative.

Three friends of Frank's, each from a different aspect of his life, have stepped forward to write personal remembrances of Frank's life. Cindy Barber, the owner of the Beachland Ballroom, was Frank's editor when she edited the Free Times in the '90's. Jordan Davis worked at SPACES when Frank was making his artistic presence known. And Cindy Penter was a personal friend who spent much time with Frank over the years.

Frank Green passed away on Wed 1/23/13. Frank was a formidable intellectual force on the Cleveland avant-garde scene. I knew him as a performance artist, and we presented his work at the Performance Art Festival numerous times. The work was dense, challenging, rigorous. We struggled to find ways to stay true to his vast, complex vision while opening it up to larger audiences. We didn't always succeed. His activism and work as a writer and arts critic was transcended by his performance work, which deeply impressed those who were lucky enough to witness Frank at his most intense, thoughtful and creative. The family are planning a service, at the Unitarian Church West and an afternoon or evening memorial will be held at the Beachland - both to happen at the end of February or beginning of March, when brother Jason can get home. There will be an exhibit of Frank Green materials at the next Tremont Art Walk Fri 2/8 at the Tremont West Development Corp where Frank once worked.

From Cindy Penter, a friend:
Frank always had a political understanding and sense of conscience. He began his many forays into spoken word at this time with pieces such as Arraignment and Marco Polo. His work was always edgy. He took several film classes while at Kent, notably producing the short experimental film, The Dark. When he went to NYC after college he continued to grow as an artist, often performing at the Nuyorican Café while working in the city's best bookstores. While in the city, he acquired and later courageously licked a drug problem...

From Cindy Barber, who edited him at the Free Times:
I found random pieces and remembered how much Frank knew about art history and how he used that to make his points, always favoring art that made statements. In November of 1995, he wrote a smart cover piece about SPACES' Radical Ink show featuring an assortment of underground cartoonists, including local visual radicals derf, Gary Dumm and Clay Parker, and contrasted them to the era of '60s pop culture...

From Jordan Davis, who presented his work at SPACES:
His performance pieces were confrontational, risky and shocking, but only because he himself felt confronted by the risks and shocks of life, and he sought to make sense of it all. His emotional scenery could be intricately crafted and frighteningly intimate, yet his delivery was assured and detached, and often presented with a sophisticated formal structure. He knew his references. He could channel J.G. Ballard, William Burroughs, Phillip K. Dick and James Joyce all in a single evening, and still remain uniquely himself...

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From Jeffry Chiplis
certainly brings back some days at spaces when he was turning some heads around. i remember when he commissioned me to create a giant pink neon triangle for one of his performances and then he convinced me to reinstall it at his house in tremont. on the ceiling! what a guy.

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1. Papo Colo, Nancy Holt, Joan Jonas, FF Alumns, at The Clocktower Gallery, Manhattan, opening Feb. 5

Papo Colo: Assorted Times in Singular Spaces
Drawings, collages, and poems from 1976 to the present by an artist/alchemist/activist fascinated by calligraphy, archaeology, and mysticism, curated by Beatrice Johnson. Opening reception Tues., Feb. 5 at 6pm. RSVP to events at ARTonAIR.org.

Dark Paradise
Photography, video and collage that engages storytelling and landscape imagery with work by Antony, Zipora Fried, Nancy Holt, Joan Jonas, Thiago Rocha Pitta, and Patti Smith, curated by Tim Goossens. Opening reception Tues., Feb. 5 at 6pm. RSVP to events at ARTonAIR.org

The Clocktower Gallery is located in a City-owned building at 108 Leonard Street between Broadway and Lafayette.You must present your ID to get through security. Take the elevator to the 12th Floor and walk up the stairs to the 13th Floor.
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday, 12PM - 5PM
Wed - Fri, 12PM - 5PM

All performances, exhibitions and events are FREE and OPEN to the public.

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2. Andy Warhol, FF Alumn, at The MAC, Belfast, Feb. 8-April 28

Andy Warhol at the MAC, Belfast

themaclive.com/whats-on/andy-warhol-at-the-mac/

08 February -28 April 2013
Exhibition open
10am - 7pm Monday - Sunday

Over the course of a 30 year long career, Andy Warhol transformed contemporary art. This is the first significant exhibition of Warhol's work in Northern Ireland.

Andy Warhol is one of the most influential American artists to emerge in the post-war period. The power of Warhol's work comes from its focus on fundamental human themes - the beauty and glamour of youth and fame, material culture, the passing of time and the presence of death. Employing mass-production techniques, Warhol challenged preconceived notions about the nature of art and erased traditional distinctions between fine art and popular culture.

This exhibition includes work from the ARTIST ROOMS' impressive selection of 232 works which span the artist's entire body of work and reflect his eclectic career and vibrant personality.

The d'Offay Donation comprises a superb array of important works representing all phases of Warhol's career and a cross-section of media. The collection includes a unique selection of late diptychs as well as the celebrated four-part 'Camouflage' of 1986.

A selection of spectacular stitched photographs alongside a series of intriguing Polaroid self-portraits highlights his photographic work. The collection is complemented by over 50 Warhol posters from all periods of the artist's career, including his films and includes popular imagery from some of Warhol's most famous works including Chairman Mao, Hamburger, cow wallpaper and references to the famous nightclub, Studio 54.

Alongside the exhibition in all three galleries, there will also be a whole season of Warhol-inspired events in celebration of this unique occasion. From a Studio 54 disco night, featuring original resident DJ from the world-famous club, Nicky Siano, to live theatre in Gob Squad's Kitchen, where they attempt to reconstruct Warhol's films that captured the energy of the swinging sixties.

ARTIST ROOMS On Tour is a partnership with Arts Council England and the Art Fund, making available the ARTIST ROOMS collection of international modern and contemporary art to galleries throughout the UK. ARTIST ROOMS is jointly owned by Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland and was established through The d'Offay Donation in 2008, with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund, and the Scottish and British Governments.

Contact
eoin@themaclive.com
Eoin Dara
Phone: +442890892968
themaclive.com/whats-on/andy-warhol-at-the-mac/
The MAC
10 Exchange Street West
BT1 2NJ

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3. Robin Tewes, Joyce Kozloff, Dread Scott, FF Alumns, at Marymount Manhattan College, opening Feb. 7

Art & Politics: See It Now!
This exhibition takes an international, intergenerational and interdisciplinary look at the way these well-known artists comment on, perceive and provoke political action. From the October Revolution through Tiananmen Square to the Arab Spring, artists in this show have appropriated primary and secondary source material from film, photographs and newspapers in order to create compelling visual images. They have explored a variety of methodologies including painting, collage, printmaking, photography, excision, and digital manipulation. Come see this exhibition and join in the dialogue these prominent artists have initiated.

Artists: Joyce Kozloff, Dread Scott, Robin Tewes, Barbara Westermann, Shanti Grumbine, Tatiana Istomina, Anna Elise Johnson and Elliott Arkin

A display of agitprop graphic art in the adjoining Black and White Gallery East complements this exhibition.

Curated by Hallie Cohen

January 30 - February 21

Opening reception: Thursday, February 7, 6 - 8pm
Hewitt Gallery of Art
Marymount Manhattan College
221 East 71st Street New York, NY 10021

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

Dixon Place Presents:

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

Featuring:
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

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

Advance tickets & info:
www.dixonplace.org
(212) 219-0736
More info:
carouselslideshow.com

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5. Louise Bourgeois, FF Alumn, now online at www.MoMA.org/bourgeoisprints

MoMA launches Louise Bourgeois website

www.MoMA.org/bourgeoisprints

The Museum of Modern Art has launched a major website documenting the printmaking of Louise Bourgeois. This site, Louise Bourgeois: The Complete Prints & Books, focuses on the artist's creative process by presenting the many evolving states she made in the lead-up to her final print compositions. It also places Bourgeois's prints and illustrated books within the context of her overall production by including sculptures and drawings that deal with the same themes and imagery. This approach is particularly meaningful for Bourgeois's work, since she constantly reworked her compositions and investigated the same core themes throughout her career.

Bourgeois and Printmaking
Bourgeois's printmaking flourished during the early and late phases of her career: in the 1930s and 1940s, when she first came to New York from Paris, and then again starting in the 1980s, when her work began to receive wide recognition. Early on, she made prints at home on a small press, or at the renowned workshop Atelier 17. That period was followed by a long hiatus, as Bourgeois turned her attention fully to sculpture. It was not until she was in her 70s that she began to make prints again, encouraged first by print publishers. She set up her old press, and added a second, while also working closely with printers who came to her house to collaborate. A very active phase of printmaking followed, lasting until the artist's death in 2010, at the age of 98. Bourgeois's total print output numbers some 3,500 sheets, including evolving states and final compositions.

The Bourgeois Collection at MoMA
The Museum of Modern Art's collection includes a highly representative selection of Bourgeois's work, from the seminal Sleeping Figure (1950) and the infamous Fillette (1968), to the room-sized installation of mixed-media works on paper called À l'infini, from 2008. However, the greatest concentration is found in the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books. In 1990, Bourgeois decided to donate a complete archive of her printed work to the Museum. That archive will ultimately be fully available on the new website. Presently, the site represents 400 works on the themes of Spiders and printed Fabric Works. These will be supplemented each year, and organized by such themes as Abstraction, Body Parts, Motherhood & Family, Objects, Nature, and Words, among others. Completion of the website is expected in 2015.

Book vs. Website
With a vast collection of prints to be documented, publishing a traditional catalogue raisonné in book format was impractical, requiring seven or eight volumes. Such an opus would have been accessible primarily to specialists, while the website catalogue is geared also to the general art public. Moreover, interactive digital media allows for features that provide an especially vivid look at the artist's creative process. These include searches by theme, publisher and printer, and technique, as well as an "Evolving Composition Diagram," in which viewers immediately grasp a composition's development. This diagram is enhanced by a pioneering "Compare Works" mode, where two sheets can be placed side-by-side to compare and contrast. In addition, individual prints can be examined at close range through a "Zoom" feature, which is particularly useful for studying intricate details.

Website Collaborators
Museum projects are the result of team efforts, but this extensive website required even more pooling of resources than usual; the site's structure and functioning emerged only through a back-and-forth dialogue between specialists with varying expertise. The Louise Bourgeois: The Complete Prints & Books website is the initiative of MoMA's Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, led by Deborah Wye, Chief Curator Emerita, a longtime scholar of Bourgeois's work. The site was envisioned and produced together with the Museum's departments of Digital Media and Collection and Exhibition Technologies. This in-house group depended also on essential contributions from outside Web designers Kiss Me I'm Polish and Redub, developers CogApp, and the Louise Bourgeois Studio. The website is generously supported by The Easton Foundation.

Visit www.MoMA.org/bourgeoisprints.

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6. Urban Bush Women, FF Alumns, at Gibney Dance Center, Manhattan, Feb. 24

Dance/NYC is delighted to announce a new workshop presented by Urban Bush Women: "Entering, Building, and Exiting Community."
See below for more information. Please note that space is limited. For full details about the the Symposium and to register, click here.

DANCE/NYC'S 2013 SYMPOSIUM
Sunday, February 24, 2013
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Gibney Dance Center
890 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY

REGISTRATION
General Rate - $100
Dance/USA Member Rate - $85
Asian American Arts Alliance Member Rate - $85
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts Member Rate - $85
Artist Rate - $50
REGISTER HERE

Sponsorships and program ads are available. Please contact Leigh Ross at lross@dancenyc.org for details.

Subsidized registration of $50 is available for individual artists, with thanks to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Press tickets are available upon request.

MORNING SESSION: URBAN BUSH WOMEN
"Entering, Building, and Exiting Community" is based on experiential learning. Participants will embody effective leadership practices that strengthen and develop their understanding of community engagement and gain tools and methodologies for entering, building and exiting community, including navigating a variety of assumptions regarding community-based practices. This workshop is not a presentational how-to guide about community relations. It is a dialogic mapping of experience using tools that may include theater games, writing, and movement exercises.

About Urban Bush Women (UBW): Founded in 1984 by choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, UBW seeks to bring the untold and under-told histories and stories of disenfranchised people to light through dance. They do this from a woman-centered perspective and as members of the African Diaspora community, in order to create a more equitable balance of power in the dance world and beyond. They achieve this by facilitating the use of art as a means of addressing issues of social justice and encouraging civic engagement.

The Session will take place from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm on the day of the Symposium, and all attendees must stay for the full duration. Space is limited and participation is first-come first-served. Interested registrants may contact Special Projects Manager Leigh Ross at lross@dancenyc.org to reserve a spot.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation provides leadership support for Dance/NYC's Symposium. Dance/NYC convenings are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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7. Robbin Ami Silverberg, FF Alumn,in Fine Books & Collections, winter 2013

Dear friends:

An article about my books is in the winter 2013 issue of "Fine Books & Collections", thanks to Richard Minsky, who wrote the piece.

Thank you.
Robbin Ami Silverberg

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8. Beth Lapides, FF Alumn, now online at huffingtonpost.com

Hi Friends,
I have a new blog up on HuffPo.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/beth-lapides/women-in-comedy_b_2559123.html
Enjoy!
Hope you had a great day.
Thanks!

Beth Lapides
213-706-3630
www.facebook.com/bethlapides
www.twitter.com/bethlapides
@bethlapides
@UnCabaret

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9. Terry Berkowitz, Peter Downsbrough, FF Alumns, at 80 WSE Galleries, Manhattan, thru March 16

four houses, some buildings
and other spaces
reflecting on the relationship of
architecture, memory and history

January 29 - March 16, 201 3
Tuesday - Saturday 10:30am to 6pm
opening reception:
January 29, 201 3 from 6 to 8pm

Lara Almarcegui
Terry Berkowitz with Varsha Nair & Karla Sachse
Peter Downsbrough
Nina Fischer & Maroan el Sani
Terence Gower
Leandro Lattes
Bernhard Leitner
Inés Lombardi
Esteban Pastorino Díaz
Carlos Schwartz
curated by berta sichel

80 WSE galleries, 80 Washington Square East

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10. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Joe's Pub, Manhattan, Feb. 10

TRIP SWITCH
Nora York
With the Amazing Band
SUNDAY FEB. 10th 7pm
JOES PUB
425 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 539-8778
tickets online www.norayork.com
Reservations necessary

Trip Switch combines York's musical inventions with images from artists Jerry Kearns, Leon Golub, Nancy Spero, Kiki Smith, Ann Messner, Kate Teale, Jane Dickson, Samm Kunce Moses Hoskins, Amanda
Tiller, Suzanne Opton

MAN'S WORK IS NOTHING BUT A SLOW TREK TO REDISCOVER, THROUGH THE DETOURS OF ART, THOSE ONE OR TWO IMAGES IN WHOSE PRESENCE HIS HEART FIRST OPENED.
Albert Camus

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11. Candida Royalle, FF Alumn, releases new film

Candida Royalle(r) releases Petra Joy's 'Female Fantasies'

Internationally celebrated filmmaker Candida Royalle(r) continues to support the work of up-and-coming female directors with the release of 'Female Fantasies', the second Petra Joy feature to be distributed in the United States and Canada by Royalle's Femme Productions(r). Says Royalle, "We received such enthusiastic response to "Feeling It...not Faking it!" (the first Petra Joy feature released by Femme Productions), I couldn't wait to release another one of her movies!".

"...unique erotic stories that are completely different from typical porn clichés...Impressively artistic." - EUROPEAN ADULT NEWS.

Winning awards from the Barcelona International Erotic Film Festival - "Most Erotic Film" - and the Toronto Feminist Porn Awards - "Hottest bi scene" - Petra Joy continues her exploration of women's rich erotic fantasy life with 'Female Fantasies', a visually stunning tableau of sensually-shot scenes.

From being pleasured by several lovers at once to getting your just-desserts on the kitchen counter, secretly spying on some tasty eye-candy and a hilarious parody of a car-wash gone triple-X, "My films are based on erotic fantasies that women from all over the world have shared with me", explains Petra. "I believe in a return to sensuality, and portray sex that is enriched by intimacy, creativity and humor."

"Petra Joy lives up to her name, creating JOYOUS, uninhibited erotica for women. This film breaks the mold and creates a vision of sexual pleasure for today." - Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D., Filmmaker, Sex Educator and Ecosexologist

Shot with non-professional real-life lovers, 'Female Fantasies' captures authentic chemistry and desire. Unlike traditional porn, explains Joy, "there is no list of positions to tick off, so the sensuality can develop slowly, based on the enjoyment and passion of the performers."

"So, if you're still wondering, 'what do women want?'", suggests Candida Royalle(r), "sit back and have a look. "Female Fantasies" brings you a glimpse in to the inner workings of the erotic female mind".

Petra Joy is an award-winning erotic filmmaker, photographer and writer. She began her career in television as an independent producer of a wide variety of programs from travel shows to documentaries. She is now one of the leading European female erotic film directors creating what she calls "artcore" porn from a female perspective.

Considered the pioneer of woman-friendly erotica for couples, Candida Royalle(r) launched Femme Productions(r) in 1984 and produced and/or directed eighteen internationally acclaimed movies. Currently working on her memoirs, she is the author of, "How to Tell a Naked Man What to Do: Sex Advice from a Woman who Knows (Simon&Schuster/Fireside) and co-founder of the Natural Contours(r) line of groundbreaking intimate massagers. A sought-after speaker featured in countless TV & print media, Royalle is a member of the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).

For more information about "Female Fantasies", Candida Royalle(r) and the rest of Royalle's Femme line of erotica from a female perspective, go to: http://www.CandidaRoyalle.com.
www.candidaroyalle.com
inquiries@candidaroyalle.com

To set up an interview with Candida Royalle or Petra Joy: Inquiries@CandidaRoyalle.com

Sales will be handled by Royalle's distribution partners, Adam & Eve Distributors. For wholesale inquiries: rthomas@pheinc.com

Femme Productions, Inc.
PO Box 268 . New York, NY . 10012

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12. Julia Mandle, FF Alumn, at Leila Heller Gallery, Manhattan, thru Feb. 16

Exhibition: Game II
January 17 - February 16, 2013
Leila Heller Gallery
568 West 25th Street

In their exhibition Game II, Julia Mandle and Gayle Wells Mandle use images of chairs and a teeter-totter to depict humanity's eternal struggle against imbalanced societies that deny their citizens equal opportunity. Inspired by current events in the Middle East and the United States - where the Occupy movement and subsequent 2012 presidential election brought issues of economic inequity to the forefront - they express their ideas through a combination of media, styles and objects that infuse their art with topical meaning and depth. Their collaborative exhibition stems from a warm partnership they refer to as 'mother, daughter, gasoline' dedicated to making art that speaks for a majority of the world's people who aspire to greater security, opportunity and justice in the world.

PANEL DISCUSSION
Tuesday, February 12 from 6:30-8:00pm
This Gallery Talk event is an extraordinary opportunity to hear two important economists debate and discuss the extreme imbalance in our society. The backdrop for the discussion will be our exhibition Game II, which focuses on many courageous people who have recently taken a stand against injustice and unfairness. Our very distinguished panel of speakers includes:
Chrystia Freeland, author of "Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else" and Editor of Thompson Reuters Digital.
Joseph E. Stiglitz, author of "The Price of Inequality," recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences and is currently Co-Chair of Columbia University's Committee on Global Thought.
No RSVP required, so come early to secure a seat.

GALLERY TOUR
Thursday, February 7 at 6:30pm
This Gallery Tour will be led by Jessica Davidson who will describe the various artistic processes and stories behind our art work. Both insights and refreshments are provided, what's better?
RSVP: Leila Heller Gallery

Both events and the Game II exhibition are at Leila Heller Gallery, which is located at 568 West 25th Street, NYC.

I strongly encourage you to come! I know everyone is busy, but try to catch at least one of these events. Thank you.

Julia Mandle

www.leilahellergallery.com
www.juliamandle.com

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13. Annie Sprinkle, Elizabeth Stephens, FF Alumns, at Jancar Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, date change to Feb. 16

Dear Select Friends,
We told you to save the date of Feb 14 for something special at Jancar Gallery in LA. Well, we changed the day to Feb 16th. Please save that date instead. Hope to see you there. See below for the details.
xxx Annie & Beth
AN ECOSEXUAL ENGAGEMENT PARTY WITH
ARTISTS ANNIE SPRINKLE & ELIZABETH STEPHENS

http://jancargallery.com/show.php?num=244

Saturday, February 16th from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Artists Annie Sprinkle and Elizabeth Stephens will host a public "engagement party." Who--or what-- they will marry is a secret, but will be announced at the event. In the past eight years they have married the Earth, sky, sea, rocks, a lake, the moon, as well as other people, places and things, in fifteen large scale weddings in eight different countries. These performance art weddings have been attended by thousands of people, many who made vows along with them.
What began as a protest in 2004, when their appointment to get legally married at San Francisco's City Hall was canceled due to a California Supreme Court decision stopping same-sex marriage, has become what the Huffington Post described as "the mother of all queer weddings." Their weddings have not been without controversy. An LAPD S.W.A.T. team was deployed to their 2010 Purple Wedding to the Moon when the LA Parks and Recreation tried to stop it from happening due to "public safety concerns."
This is the couple's first "engagement party." It will be held at Jancar Gallery in Chinatown, where the pair has an important survey of their artwork spanning thirty plus years... titled "The Collaboration." On display are some of their wedding photographs and the soon to be brides admit that it's likely their engagement party photos will one day end up in an art gallery too. Cake and bubbly will be served, and toasts performed. The festivities will climax with guests waving goodbye to the couple as they drive off in a decorated 16-foot U-haul truck headed to San Francisco. Everyone is invited to attend.

J A N C A R G A L L E R Y
961 CHUNG KING ROAD
LOS ANGELES, CA 90012
TEL 213 625-2522
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 12 - 5 PM (and by appointment)
www.jancargallery.com

JANCAR GALLERY is pleased to exhibit an important survey of the work of ANNIE SPRINKLE & ELIZABETH STEPHENS - "The Collaboration"
Showing now until February 16, 2013

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14. Sol LeWitt, Buzz Spector, FF Alumns, at Schema Projects, Brooklyn, thru Feb. 24

Schema Projects
DRAFTED January 25 - February 24, 2013
Opening Reception January 26th, 6-9pm

"Drafted" is the inaugural show of Schema Projects, the first Bushwick gallery dedicated exclusively to works of art on paper. Housed in a former barbershop storefront, it is the brainchild of New York artist Mary Judge, well known for her dedication to all forms of drawing, both as a studio artist and educator. Schema Projects will feature exhibitions of drawings, prints, sketchbooks, artists books, illustration and all things made on or of paper. The aim of the gallery is to highlight art forms on paper and to give exposure to the role of drawing in the creative process of all fields. This inaugural show will include local, national and international artists, with artwork arriving from Russia, Belgium, Spain, Denmark and Italy. It is our hope that Schema will contribute to the cultural dialogue in the visual arts in this vital community. Schema will have Director and Curator organized exhibitions throughout the year. A flatfile will extend the gallery holdings and be open to the viewing public.

Dmitry Babenko
Amélie de Beauffort
Sveva Belluci
Keren Benbenski
Gene Benson
Elena Berriolo
Frederick Biehle
Joe Biel
Bunny Burson
Brian Cypher
Mila Dau
Steve DeGroodt
Katarina Denzinger
Joseph Dumbacher John Dumbacher
Robert Egert
Veronique d'Entremont
John Evans
India Evans
Antonio Freiles
Simona Frillici
James Gill
Kathy Goodell
Ken Gray
Julie Gross
Finn Have
Mara Held
Hanna Herr
Will Horwit
Sherri Hollander
Alfred Jensen
Mary Judge
Joan Kahn
Susan Kammerer
Gaston Lachaise
Sol Lewitt
Meg Lipke
Elisa Macellari
Nancy Manter
Karen Margolis
Traute Mathes
Angela McGuire
Vitor Mejuto
Afranio Metelli
Thomas Micchelli
Gerard Mossé
Chiura Obata
Morgan O'Hara
Carolie Parker
Philip Parker
Carol Peligian
Polly Saputo
David Scher
Anne Seidman
Hilda Shen
Buzz Spector
Lawrence Swan
Kate Teale
Austin Thomas
Rob de Oude
Josette Urso
Joan Waltemath
Allan Wexler

92 St Nicholas Ave between Hart and Suydam Brooklyn NY 11237 info@schemaprojects.com
(c) 2013 Schema Projects

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15. Buzz Spector, FF Alumn, receives College Art Association award for Distinguished Teaching of Art

Buzz Spector honored for excellence in education
Distinguished Teaching of Art

Buzz Spector, dean of the Washington University, St. Louis, MO, College & Graduate School of Art, is among the recipients of the College Art Association's 2013 Awards for Distinction. The annual awards honor the outstanding achievements and accomplishments of individual artists, art historians, authors, conservators, curators, and critics whose efforts transcend their individual disciplines and contribute to the profession as a whole and to the world at large.

Spector, who also holds the Jane Reuter Hitzeman and Herbert F. Hitzeman, Jr. Professorship, is being recognized with the Distinguished Teaching of Art Award. The honor is presented to an artist of distinction who has developed a philosophy or technique of instruction based on his experience as an artist; has encouraged his students to develop their individual abilities; and/or has made some contribution to the body of knowledge loosely called theory and understood as embracing technical, material, aesthetic, and perceptual issues.

Since 1978, Spector has influenced students at the institutions where he has worked, including Washington University, Cornell University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His guidance goes beyond those he has directly taught, as his writings, artworks, installations, and conceptual theories have challenged artists everywhere.

Through the nomination process, Spector's students and colleagues spoke of his engagement as a teacher, how he conveys a flow of energy, information, and concepts to them, describing him as "profound," "inspiring," and "a strong advocate" who is "personally committed to his students." His personal style is "extremely astute, honest, and humorous in his approach" with "insightful, encouraging critique." Spector can "begin a discussion with an essential question and then spend the hours it takes to tease out literary and scientific references, contemporary art themes, and personal poignancies." Most of all, he "imparts knowledge as a way to expand how one thinks about one's own possibility and potential."

Spector is the second Washington University faculty member to receive the CAA's Distinguished Teaching of Art Award. Ron Leax, the Halsey C. Ives Professor of Art, was honored in 2008.

CAA will formally recognize the 2013 honorees at a special awards ceremony during convocation at the 101st Annual Conference in New York February 13 at the Hilton New York. Other award recipients include Ellsworth Kelly, Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement; Elaine Sturtevant, Artist Award for Distinguished Body of Work; T. J. Clark, Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Writing on Art; and Hal Foster and Claire Bishop, Frank Jewett Mather Award. For a full list of recipients, visit the CAA website.

The Sam Fox School will also celebrate Spector's award during its annual CAA alumni reception February 14 at James Cohan Gallery.

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16. Martha Rosler, FF Alumn, receives College Art Association's Distinguished Feminist Award

CAA Distinguished Feminist Award
For over forty years, Martha Rosler's pioneering work as an artist, activist, and educator has consistently put her at the leading edge of contemporary art. Since her groundbreaking Body Beautiful and Bringing the War Home collages of the late 1960s, she has been acknowledged as an incisive analyst of the myths and realities of contemporary culture and is recognized among the most influential artists of her generation. Rosler's prolific, boundary-shattering practice-including work in video, photo-text, performance, and installation-has taken on questions of public space, systems of transportation, issues of war, surveillance, and information, and women's voices and experience regarding all of the above. She has also covered these subjects with her students at Rutgers University, where she taught for thirty years, in the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, and most recently at the dozens of international lectures and workshops that have increasingly intersected with her often-collaborative studio practice. Rosler's critical writing is also recognized for the same, lucid perspectives on the ongoing, ever-evolving connections among consumerism, technology, politics, sexism, class divisions, and violence that are reflected in her artwork

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17. Ken Friedman, FF Alumn, now online at http://tcs.sagepub.com/content/29/7-8/372

At the 50-year anniversary of Fluxus, FF-alum Ken Friedman looks back on the activities and achievements of a laboratory for art, architecture, design, and music. This article examines the political and economic context of the 1950s against which Fluxus emerged to become the most radical and experimental art project of the 1960s, thoroughly international in structure, with women as well as men in central roles. The article examines the hermeneutical interface of life and art through 12 Fluxus ideas: globalism, the unity of art and life, intermedia, experimentalism, chance, playfulness, simplicity, implicativeness, exemplativism, specificity, presence in time, and musicality.

Sage has made the full-text version of this article available as a PDF for free download at:

http://tcs.sagepub.com/content/29/7-8/372

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18. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, live interview online, Feb. 6, and more

Wednesday February 6
4:00-4:30 PM EST
1/2 HOUR LIVE INTERVIEW WITH
"CREATIVE MOJO WITH MARK LIPINSKI"
http://toginet.com/shows/creativemojo
Call in anytime during the live show with your questions or comments
(877) 864-4869

Thursday February 7
11:46 AM EST
15 minute live interview
with Frankie Boyer
National Radio Network
www.frankieboyer.com

L is for Lion: An Italian Bronx Butch Freedom Memoir
www.sunypress.edu
is the most efficient online place to get your book.
Amazon sold out, and needs to re-stock

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19. Suzanne Lacy, Naeem Mohaiemen, FF Alumns, receive 2013 Creative Time Global Residencies

Creative Time
2013 GLOBAL RESIDENCY PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS ANNOUNCED
Unlike traditional artist residencies, which provide a place to retreat from the world, Creative Time's Global Residency program, established in 2010, enables artists to immerse themselves in the real world, seeking answers to burning questions germane to their practice.

As part of the 2013 program, seven artists will travel the globe in search of answers. Theaster Gates will travel to Haiti; Andrea Geyer to Australia; Suzanne Lacy to Colombia and Ecuador; Lisi Raskin to Vietnam, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, and other former Soviet states; Duke Riley to various destinations in Africa; and Mika Tajima to Ahmedabad and Bangalore, India. Naeem Mohaiemen began his travels with a trip to Bangladesh in 2012 and hopes to continue his work in Pakistan and the Netherlands in 2013. The residents will explore issues ranging from the relationship of the practice of art to that of activism; to why people continue to work toward an egalitarian, utopian world despite evidence of the impossibility of success; what happens when religion, politics, and art intersect; and the narratives of war told-and omitted-by memorials.

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20. Ken Butler, FF Alumn, at The Brico Lodge, Brooklyn, Feb. 8

Live music at The Brico Lodge:
Four & More
427 Manhattan Ave. Williamsburg, Brooklyn (Meeker & Bayard)
Friday February 8th 8pm

An evening of diverse musical performances in an intimate setting located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The performances range from acoustic folk, experimental electronics, duo vocals, to homemade instruments. Artworks on display.... https://www.facebook.com/events/124365644404195/permalink/124365651070861/?notif_t=like

a. Harlan Steed (from the band Show me The Body, and HART), will perform an experimental set, creating an electronic experience through his bass and effects pedals.

b. Jake Saunders:
https://soundcloud.com/jake-saunders-folk-angst/01-life-flash
https://soundcloud.com/jake-saunders-folk-angst/my-life-in-a-nutshell

c. The Vangemerts: Clint & Martha Ellen Van Gemert who run Williamsburg's HeadChop (Hairs & Wears) will be playing some acoustic folk music and more. http://headchop.com/

d. Ken Butler: Hybrid Instrument excursions ....
www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=83B16249693B2B32&search_query=ken #9

Donations welcomed
For more info email: KBhybrid@mindspring.com or jsaunders@bennington.edu

Ken Butler
WEBSITE www.mindspring.com/~kbhybrid (needs major update)
WIKIPEDIA http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Butler
MYSPACE www.myspace.com/kenbutlerhybridvisions

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21. Lawrence Graham-Brown, FF Alumn, at City College Library, Manhattan, opening Feb. 5

Lawrence Graham-Brown shows sculptures, prints, artist book and videos at (Archives) Cohen Library City College NY.

City College Black Studies Program Fine Art Exhibition

Sponsored by: The Black Studies Program, Cohen Library and RAP-SI (BMI)

Edge Art: Black-Latino (a) Artists,
an Inter-Caribbean Dialogue

Contemporary Black/ Afro-Latino (a) Artists From the Tropical Atlantic Region
Artists: Daphne Arthur-Venezuela, Leonardo Benzant, Lawrence Graham-Brown -Jamaica; Phillipe Edner-Maurius-Haiti; Richard Olivier-Maurius-Haiti; Layla Sola, Clintel Steed-USA

February 4th - February 28th 2013

Opening Reception February 5th 6-8pm
Location: Archives (Cohen Library) 5th floor
The City College Library, NAC Bldg: 160 Convent Avenue

Hear the Artists Talk
Feb. 19th & 26th from 6-8 PM
Panel Discussions Moderated by
Erica Ageyman and Sherman Edmiston of Essie Green Galleries

Curated by Mr. Tod Roulette of Tod Roulette Fine Art and Prof. Gordon Thompson,
Director Black Studies program.

More info: http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/news/black-history-month-2013.cfm

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22. Katya Grokhovsky, FF Alumn, at Entwine, Manhattan, Feb. 5

Dear Friends,

I'd like to warmly invite you to a screening night of my videoworks, presented by
CoWorker Projects @ Entwine, 765 Washington St. New York, NY
on Tuesday February 5th 2013 8-11pm

I will be showing performance video documents and videoworks, created in 2010-2013.

The program will run approximately 30-45 mins and will be looped.

Hope to see you Tuesday,

Best,

Katya Grokhovsky

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23. Cecilia Vicuna, FF Alumn, at NYU, Manhattan, Feb. 7

February 7th, 7PM

Book presentation for SPIT TEMPLE: The Selected Performances of Cecilia Vicuña, Edited and translated by Rosa Alcalá.
Ugly Duckling Presse, New York, 2012.

Cecilia Vicuña will perform/chant and Rosa Alcalá will read from her introduction.

KJCC, King Juan Carlos Center, NYU
53 Washington Sq South, suite 2001

Free Admission

http://www.uglyducklingpresse.org/catalog/browse/item/?pubID=221

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24. Nina Kuo, FF Alumn, at SUNY Orange, Newburgh, NY, trhu March 29

Nina Kuo, Lorin Roser - Group Exhibit - "Living in a Material World" Center Arts Gallery, SUNY Orange, Newburgh, NY (painting and video) to Mar. 29, 2013 curated by Prof. Karetzky

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25. Judith Bernstein, FF Alumn, in The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 28

An image of Judith Bernstein's "LBJ" is used to illustrate the print and online versions of the following article:

Wall Street Journal
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
January 28, 2013, 5:06 p.m. ET
A Dissonant Side of Pop
New York
Pop Art is usually portrayed as a movement with a happy face, albeit one that wore a knowing smile. Its artists took the frown of the Abstract Expressionists and turned it upside down. Instead of raging against the frantic commercialism of American life, exemplified by New York advertising and Hollywood movies and the home invasion of television, Andy Warhol and some of his cohorts liked nothing better than playing with the buttons of mass media. Becoming a celebrity was no longer dangerous for the reputations of serious artists but desirable, even necessary as a badge of success.
Dark and Deadpan: Pop in TV and the Movies
Whitney Museum
Through March 31
Lately, curators seem to be highlighting the downbeat, acerbic side of Pop's antics. Historical surveys are as likely to feature Warhol's prints of car crashes and electric chairs as they are his soup cans and flowers. Some art historians now prefer to view Pop as a subversion of American values, to read, say, Billy Al Bengston's chevron images as antimilitary or Roy Lichtenstein's cartoons of jet fighters as antiwar, when opposite interpretations are equally sensible, if not more so.
"Dark and Deadpan: Pop in TV and the Movies," at the Whitney Museum of Art, is another effort, however sketchy, to complicate assumptions about the 1960s. Organized by curators Chrissie Iles and Jay Sanders, it is the media companion to "Sinister Pop"-the more ambitious exhibition on the same floor of paintings, sculptures and photographs-and brings together on wall screens and floor monitors a dissonant group of voices.
The open-ended selection-advertising by and starring Warhol, underground-artist films, anti-Vietnam War protest material, movie trailers, and news events such as the Apollo 11 moon landing-emphasizes the mixed motives and techniques of a period that encouraged impurities in art and shunned orthodoxy of any kind.
The jagged break with the High Modernist creed of Abstract Expressionism is in some instances easier to see in this sideshow than in the main rooms. Some pieces in "Sinister Pop," such as Lee Bontecou's wall sculpture of welded steel, wire and rope from 1961, would not look alien in a show about the New York School. William Eggleston's photographs of store facades recall Walker Evans's photographs from Depression-era America; and the Robert Frank of Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (a still from the 1972 documentary film "Cocksucker Blues") does not glamorize its rock stars.
Many of the works in "Dark and Deadpan," on the other hand, are distinctly Pop in their attitude. It's hard to conceive of Mark Rothko making a commercial, for instance, or being asked to appear in one.
Not so Warhol, who trained in advertising and admired its simplicity. One artifact here is a one-minute spot he made in 1967 for Schrafft's: In swirling colors it touts the luscious appeal of the chain restaurant's ice-cream sundaes. Warhol seldom passed up a chance to have his picture taken, grasping before his colleagues how self-promotion could help artists to sell art. For a 1981 film on America by Jørgen Leth of Denmark, included in the show for unclear historical reasons, he sits for almost four minutes eating a hamburger.
The choice of Kenneth Anger's 1963 homoerotic biker film "Scorpio Rising" marks the new gay sensibility then slowly emerging in the art world, while a goofy 1969 film by Ger Van Elk, in which a bodiless hand gives a haircut to a cactus, notes the ties between Dada and Pop. Artists in the 1960s sensed that small acts of comic outrage could be good for business. By 1966, when Fred Mogubgub made his kaleidoscopic short film "The Pop Show," the movement was already a brand.
The jump cuts and staccato rhythms in Mogubgub's film were a signature of media in the Pop era, mannerisms derived in part from the French nouvelle vague, as indicated here in a trailer from 1960 for the U.S. release of Jean-Luc Godard's "Breathless." Another trailer, for Sherman Price's 1966 film "The Imp-Probable Mr. Weegee," has a similar ADD energy and naughty flashes of undressed bosomy women. Its inclusion continues a trend among American curators to elevate the tabloid photographer and shameless huckster as one of the vulgar heroes of postwar American art. (A two-person show with Warhol might be a valuable next stage.)
Presidential campaign spots are not always folded into the story of Pop Art, but this show makes a good case that they should be, at least on the periphery. One of the plotlines of the series "Mad Men" is that ad agencies differed in their enthusiasm for TV, a medium that did not dominate until the 1960s.
"Dark and Deadpan" includes both Doyle Dane Bernbach's infamous "Daisy" ad from 1964 for the Democratic National Committee, which aired only once, and its more obscure "Ice Cream" from the same year. More explicit than "Daisy," in naming Barry Goldwater as a terrifying figure who had voted against the nuclear-test-ban treaty, "Ice Cream" (like that other ad) combines images of angelic little girls-one pulling petals off a flower, the other licking an ice-cream cone-while a voiceover warns that "the stakes are too high" to vote for anyone but President Lyndon Johnson.
Two ads for Richard Nixon-"Youth" from 1968, when he was a candidate; and "Nixon Now" from 1972, for his re-election campaign as president-are more conventional while also demonstrating Madison Avenue's encroachment into every corner of American life. The same upbeat messages and editing strategies used to push soft drinks-rapid images of youthful, dancing, smiling, clean-cut, white crowds-were used to sell politicians.
"Dark and Deadpan" does not claim to be comprehensive. But something by Bruce Conner-perhaps "Report," his 1963-67 TV mash-up of the Kennedy assasination-probably deserves to have a place at the table instead of David Lynch's "The Alphabet," his 1968 art-school exercise in animation; and as an example of the antiwar movement of the 1960s, the curators might have done better than Howard Lester's "One Week in Vietnam," a three-minute film displaying the faces of American soldiers killed over seven days of 1970.
Life magazine did this far more effectively a year earlier. Then again, that may be a contextual point in favor of including Lester's piece. Print in the Vietnam years was still the mass medium of choice for creating maximum impact, perhaps for the last time in our history. "Dark and Deadpan" chronicles the transition, that cusp of time just before TV began to rule all media.
Mr. Woodward is an arts critic in New York.
A version of this article appeared January 29, 2013, on page D5 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: A Dissonant Side of Pop.

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26. Mierle Laderman Ukeles, FF Alumn, at Parsons, Manhattan, Feb. 6

Mierle Laderman Ukeles, born in 1939 in Denver, Colorado, is "madly in love" with the public domain and public culture and, as a result, nearly all of her work takes place in the public sphere. In 1969, she wrote the Manifesto for Maintenance Art, 1969! that is still exhibited and taught today. Since 1977, when she became the official, unsalaried artist-in-residence at the New York City Department of Sanitation-a position she still holds-Ukeles has created art that deals with the endless maintenance and service work that "keeps the city alive," urban waste flows, recycling, ecology, urban sustainability and our power to transform degraded land and water into healthy public places.

Learn more about the Visiting Artists Lecture Series

Parsons WEDNESDAYS 7:00 PM
KELLEN AUDITORIUM
66 5th AVE #101
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL:
212.229.8942

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller