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1. Joe Lewis, FF Alumn, at The Phatory, Manhattan, extended thru March 31

My exhibition at The Phatory was just extended through the end of March

Joe Lewis


The Phatory is pleased to announce Security Blanket exhibition of works by Joe Lewis has been extended thru March 31, 2013

For his first solo show at The Phatory, Joe Lewis explores through a series of textile works the ways in which our citizenry is beheld and expunged in the name of security. Ignited by the discovery of a political cartoon by Herb Block entitled "National Security Blanket," depicting Richard Nixon wrapped in the American flag. Lewis began to explore the ways in which various incarnations of the flag have been galvanized by significant moments in US history. Concurrently he began researching official government documents only to find that many were redacted to such an extent that they appeared more artistic patchworks than sources of textual information. Stepping back to take a broader view, Lewis noted that the buildings in which these documents are housed - alleged bastions of intelligence and security - are similarly anonymous and opaque, emanating an indirect gaze with the ultimate power to observe and negate. Through the transformation of these found documents and images into art objects, Lewis challenges the viewer to appreciate the skill that it takes to render such topics into convincing catch phrases and illusions, and to ask how securely can one sleep under these blanketed statements.

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2. Richard Prince, FF Alumn, at Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA, thru April 6

"Cowboys", an exhibition of work by Richard Prince, FF Alumn, will be on view at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, CA thru April 6, 2013



3. Bill Gordh, FF Alumn, at New York Historical Society, March 9, 10

DiMenna Children's History Museum

Saturday, March 9th and Sunday March 10th, 2013 2:00 PM Bill Gordh telling

"The Gifts of Birds"
Folktales from Around the World
To accompany the exhibition of the
Audubon Aviary
Birds of North America
New York Historical Society
177 Central Park West
@ 77th Street
In the Library (2nd floor)



4. Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Ben Kinmont, FF Alumns, at Grazer Kunstverein, Austria, March 9-May 19

Mierle Laderman Ukeles
Maintenance Art Works 1969-1980
9 March-19 May 2013

Grazer Kunstverein
Palais Trauttmansdorff
Burggasse 4
8010 Graz, Austria
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 11-18h

T +43 (0)316 83 41 41
F +43 (0)316 83 41 42


The Grazer Kunstverein kicks off its inaugural program dedicated to notions of social abstraction by presenting the very first comprehensive European solo exhibition of the artist's earlier work. Originally organized in 1998 by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts gallery in New York, the exhibition presents a body of work spanning over a decade of significant production.

The work of Mierle Laderman Ukeles (b. 1939, Denver) concerns the everyday routines of life. In 1969, following the birth of her first child, Ukeles wrote "Manifesto for Maintenance Art" as a challenge to the binary systems of opposition that draw the line between art/life, nature/culture, and public/private. The manifesto proposed undoing boundaries that separate the maintenance of everyday life from the role of an artist in society. Ukeles was interested in how artists could use the concept of transference to empower people to act as agents of change and stimulate positive community involvement toward ecological sustainability. In the 1960s, Ukeles completed an undergraduate degree in history and international studies at Barnard and studied visual arts at Pratt Institute in New York. Ukeles's work at this time was experimental, and visually and symbolically conveyed the social unrest surrounding events, such as the women's movement and the Vietnam War.

Ukeles became increasingly disturbed by the separation of the artist in society from everyday activities, such as childcare, household work, and other routine labor practices that she felt should be reinterpreted within the contexts of personal and political aesthetic values. Ukeles has stated that "Avant-garde art, which claims utter development, is infected by strains of maintenance ideas, maintenance activities, and maintenance materials..."

"I am an artist. I am a woman. I am a wife. I am a mother. (Random order) I do a hell of a lot of washing, cleaning, cooking, renewing, supporting, preserving, etc. Also, (up to now separately) I 'do' Art. Now I will simply do these everyday things, and flush them up to consciousness, exhibit them, as Art." (Ukeles, 1969)

Ukeles' very first publication focusing on her "Ballet Works" produced between 1983 and 2012 will be produced by Kunstverein, Amsterdam in collaboration with the Grazer Kunstverein, and will be published by Sternberg Press with the support of Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.

The Members Library* presents
Raivo Puusemp - Dissolution
9 March-19 May 2013

The first presentation in the library's series is dedicated to the work of Raivo Puusemp (b. 1942, EE/US) and the reprint of his publication Beyond Art - Dissolution of Rosendale, N.Y. from 1980.

In March 1975, conceptual artist Raivo Puusemp was elected mayor of Rosendale Village, New York, at the time in its history when an overbearing tax structure and problems with its municipal utilities made it clear that the town could only survive by disincorporating and joining the surrounding Rosendale Township.

In Rosendale, A Public Work, the attempt was made to superimpose a formal concept upon an essentially directionless political micro system and to effect that system permanently by doing so. After the dissolution of Rosendale Village in 1978, Puusemp withdrew himself from the art context.

The exhibition Raivo Puusemp - Dissolution will, besides displaying material around the work Rosendale, a public work, also feature earlier work, mostly imbedded within the construction of phenomenology, and one recent work, which he produced for the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden (NL) containing a burial of a work by Paul Mccarthy. Alongside Puusemp's practice, the exhibition will also includes related works by artist Ben Kinmont.

Raivo Puusemp - Dissolution is co-produced by Project Arts Centre, Dublin; Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria; and the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, USA.

Following its presentation at Project Arts Centre (November 9, 2012-January 12, 2013) and the Grazer Kunstverein (March 8-May 19, 2013), it will travel to Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (June 7-July 27, 2013).

*The Members Library is constructed and designed by artist and architect Céline Condorelli (b. 1974, Paris) in collaboration with Harry Thaler as a permanent work titled Things That Go Without Saying. The structure she had built for The Members Library is part of a series titled 'Additionals'. These different prop-like objects, quasi-functional structures, operate at a scale between furniture and architecture.

On display continuously

Ian Wilson
1 Feb 2013-
Ian Wilson (b. 1940, South Africa) is someone in whose work the Grazer Kunstverein's would like to see its mission reflected; to explore relationships between the viewed-or discussed-and the viewer and the topical urgency of such interaction.

To stress his importance to the program, the Grazer Kunstverein dedicates a permanent solo exhibition to the artist, which will display different works throughout the years as well as a commissioned and acquired Discussion.

The Peacock
1 February 2013-
A nonstop group show examining the interior of the Grazer Kunstverein by introducing (new) furniture, design, applied and decorative arts that analyze their own functionality.

9 March-19 May 2013
Nina Beier, Dexter Sinister, Will Stuart and Robert Wilhite.

Inaugural performance by Nils Bech (i.c.w. Julian Skar)
8 March
Start: 22h
Location: Palais Thinnfeld, 2nd floor (previous location: Grazer Kunstverein)

For reservations and further information, please contact us.
Sincerely yours,
Grazer Kunstverein

Grazer Kunstverein is generously supported by the city of Graz, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Art and Culture, the province of Styria and Legero The Footwear Company and its members. The performance by Nils Bech is generously supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Austria.



5. Jeffry Chiplis, FF Member, at Scope Art Fair, Manhattan, March 6-10, and more

Franklin Furnace member, Jeffry Chiplis, will be exhibiting at the Scope Art Fair, 312 33rd St, NYC, March 6 thru 10, 2013 as an invited artist. The installation entitled "The Greater White Mountains + The All Argon Hills" measures sixty feet in length. www.agentofchaos.com/chiplis


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6. Gregory Sholette, FF Alumn, at Depot, Vienna, Austria, March 5, and more

It's the Political Economy, Stupid - The Global Financial Crisis in Art and Theory
Edited by Gregory Sholette, Oliver Ressler
Pluto Press, 192 p., 2013

Further information and orders: http://www.plutobooks.com/display.asp?K=9780745333694

Book presentations:

Tuesday, 5 March 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Depot, Vienna
Oliver Ressler in conversation with Luisa Ziaja (held in German)
An event in cooperation with Open Systems - Zentrum für Kunstprojekte, Vienna

Friday, 8 March 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Home Workspace, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut
Book signing at 7:30pm and presentation at 8pm by Gregory Sholette

Thursday, 25 April 2013, 6:30 p.m.
Austrian Cultural Forum, New York
Book presentation with Gregory Sholette, Oliver Ressler and guests

"Confrontational, intellectual, and occasionally amusing group show, which squarely aligns itself with the Occupy movement" - The Village Voice praising the exhibition on which the book is based.

"This exhibition, curated by artists Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette, predominantly comprises video-based political works from an international roster of artists. Taking its title from an essay by cultural theorist Slavoj Zizek, who adapted the phrase from a 1992 Bill Clinton campaign slogan, the show is a timely reminder of the perils of unchecked free-market ideology." - David Markus, Art in America

"In the wake of the capitalist crisis, very few cultural institutions have dared to address the horrors of greed that plague us in such a direct and haunting way." - Alexander Cavaluzzo on Hyperallergic

It's the Political Economy, Stupid argues that it is time to push back against the dictates of the capitalist logic and, by use of both theoretical and artistic means, launch a rescue of the very notion of the social. Edited and organized by two activist artists, Gregory Sholette and Oliver Ressler, the project offers a powerful indictment of the current capitalist crisis.

It's the Political Economy, Stupid - The Global Financial Crisis in Art and Theory combines analytical and theoretical responses from internationally acclaimed artists and thinkers including Slavoj Zizek, David Graeber, Judith Butler, John Roberts, Brian Holmes, Julia Brian-Wilson, Liz Park and Kerstin Stakemeier.

The book was designed by artist and activist Noel Douglas using visual themes based on graphics derived from Goldman Sachs online stock market pages.

The exhibition It's the Political Economy, Stupid launched a preview exhibition at Open Space in Vienna (2011), continued at Austrian Cultural Forum in New York and Centre of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki (both 2012), and is currently on display at Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland (till 26 May 2013).

Participating Artists in the show at Pori Art Museum:
Filippo Berta (IT), Julia Christensen (US), Field Work (DK), Yevgeniy Fiks, Olga Kopenkina & Alexandra Lerman (US), Flo6x8 (ES), Melanie Gilligan (CA), Jan Peter Hammer (DE), Alicia Herrero (AR), Institute For Wishful Thinking (US), Sherry Millner & Ernie Larsen (US), Ólafur Ólafsson (IS) & Libia Castro (ES), Isa Rosenberger (AT), Dread Scott, FF Alumn, (US), Superflex (DK), Zanny Begg (AU) & Oliver Ressler (AT)

About The Authors:
Gregory Sholette is an artist, activist and author based in New York. He co-founded two artists' collectives: Political Art Documentation and Distribution (1980-88) and REPOhistory (1989-2000). He is the author of Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture (Pluto, 2010) and co-editor of Collectivism after Modernism: The Art of Social Imagination after 1945 (2007) and The Interventionists: Users' Manual for the Creative Disruption of Everyday Life (2004).

Oliver Ressler is an artist and filmmaker based in Vienna. His work has been exhibited across the world including at the Berkeley Art Museum, USA; Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul and the Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum, Egypt. He is the editor of Alternative Economics, Alternative Societies (2007).



7. Simone Forti, FF Alumn, at MoMA, Manhattan, March 6-8

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I hope this e-mail finds you well. I'm writing to share my excitement about the next performance here at MoMA, featuring Simone Forti: King's Fool.

The performance is part of the Performance Series Performing Histories: Live Artworks Examining the Past.

We really hope to see you there.

All best,
Ana and The Department of Media and Performance Art

Simone Forti: King's Fool

Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 7, 2013, 3:00 p.m.
Friday, March 8, 2013, 5:00 p.m.



8. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, at The Museum at Eldridge Street Synagogue, March 10

LuLu LoLo March 10th 3-5pm

LuLu LoLo will be performing an excerpt from her one person play "Soliloquy for a Seamstress:The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire at the reception for Robin Berson's "Triangle Memorial Quilt" at the Museum at Eldridge Street based in the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue, 12 Eldridge Street, between Canal and Division Streets.
By subway: F to East Broadway; D to Grand Street.
INFORMATION: www.eldridgestreet.org
or call 212.219.0888, ext. 205

Opening reception at the historic Eldridge Street Synagogue commemorates the tragic fire and its legacy of reform.Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. at the Museum at Eldridge Street
It was called "the fire that changed America." The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire on March 25, 1911 shocked the nation and became a rallying cry for labor reform. To keep alive the memory of the 146 workers who lost their lives, Robin Berson, an artist, activist and writer, has created a poignant memorial. Her "Triangle Fire Memorial Quilt", is a beautiful and moving montage of portraits, photographs, quotations and the names and ages of all the fire's victims. It is made even more powerful because of its medium - carefully pieced-together cloth - recalling the labor of the workers who were sewing when disaster struck. The quilt will be unveiled at a reception in the women's gallery at the Museum at Eldridge Street.

Robin Berson will speak about her work, as will Rose Imperato, assistant director for the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition, and Hanna Griff-Sleven, Director of Cultural Programs at the Museum. Performance artist and playwright LuLu LoLo will present an excerpt of her one-woman show about the fire, "Soliloquy for a Seamstress". Refreshments will be served.

This event is co-sponsored by the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition, a grassroots organization which is leading the effort to erect a permanent memorial at the site of the fire. www.rememberthetrianglefire.org

The Triangle Fire Memorial Quilt Reception is free. The quilt will be on display at the Museum at Eldridge Street through March 17.



9. Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa, FF Alumn, at Princeton University, NJ, March 9

FF Alumn Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa performs at Princeton for Why Art History Matters: Politics, Ethics, and Objects, March 9th

What is your investment in art history? How does the discipline engage and influence the networks of contemporary life? Art history is a part of a shifting cultural, technological, and academic landscape. Advancements and changes in digital image services, algorithmic art discovery systems, as well as burgeoning scholastic fields such as visual and media studies encourage art historians to define the stakes of their work. Such developments have the potential to challenge the traditional roles of art history, yet ultimately they intensify and invigorate the discipline. Our generation of art historians has the opportunity to define itself within a moment of rich paradigm shifts.
More information about the conference:


More information about Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa: www.devilbunny.org



10. Adrianne Wortzel, FF Alumn, at University of Zurich, Switzerland, March 9

Adrianne Wortzel, FF Alumn, at "Robots-On-Tour" World Conference and Exhibition

The Swiss Artist-in-Labs Program and the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at the University of Zurich will present a screening of "archipelago.ch", a film by Adrianne Wortzel and Daniel Bisig. The screening will take place during the "Robots On Tour" World Conference and Exhibition in Zurich, Switzerland, March 9, 2013. Program at http://www.robotsontour.com/programm/

"archipelago.ch" depicts a series of robotic research labs at the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory as newly discovered "islands". "Creatures" inhabiting each island are the idiosyncratic robots evolved by each researcher from their choice of morphologies occurring in nature, i.e., a insect eye, mouse whiskers discerning textures by touch, etc. The video voiceover consists of verbatim text from Darwin's Voyage lf the Beagle, Chapter 17: The Galapagos, with some contributions from researchers' papers. The tools and detritus of each researcher's endeavors on individual "islands' are treated as flora. Depiction of isolated robotic parts, particularly those from trial and error experimentation, emphasizes a robot's evolution as a specimen striving for fitness and survival. The video is narrated by Andrew Berry, Alfred Wallace historian and an Organismic and Evolutionary Biology lecturer at Harvard University, who, coincidentally, grew up in Shewsberry and attended Shrewesberry School of which Charles Darwin was an alumni.

Adrianne Wortzel
URL: http://adriannewortzel.com



11. Kim Jones, FF Alumn, at The Armory Show 2013, Manhattan, March 7-10

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Please visit PIEROGI at The ARMORY SHOW 2013, New York City | Pier 94, Booth 724, 7-10 March (Noon - 7pm Daily)


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12. Ruth Hardinger, Lillian Ball, FF Alumns, at Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, March 10

Culture Trashes Nature
Artists talk: Ruth Hardinger, Lillian Ball and Frank Gallagher
Sunday, March 10 3 pm at Sideshow Gallery, 319 Bedford Ave. Williamsburg, Brooklyn.



13. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, March 20


38th Annual World Famous Spring Equinox Celebration
Donna Henes, New York City's own urban shaman, will once again inaugurate spring with her world famous Vernal Equinox Celebration,
Eggs on End: Standing on Ceremony

This year's eggstraordinary event will take place:

March 20 at 6:45 AM
Meet by the Fountain. Rain or Shine.

The equinox moment: eggsactly 7:02 AM, signals the official start of spring. At this time, the sun crosses the equator into the Northern Hemisphere and it is possible to stand an egg up on its end.

According to Chinese custom, if you stand an egg on its end on the first day of spring, you will have eggsceptionally good luck for the entire year. The egg represents the life force in many cultures, and is particularly used to symbolize the rebirth of nature in the spring season.

A basket of 360 eggs will be provided for the standing ceremony. Participants are invited to bring drums and other musical instruments to augment this popular Vernal Celebration. A basket of 360 eggs will be provided for the eggshilarating standing ceremony.

This popular event has been featured in the NY Times, The New Yorker, Omni, USA Today and on television across North America, Europe and Japan. Commenting on air about Henes' Equinox Event, Dan Rather announced, "Frankly, I for one do not doubt it."


Donna Henes is an internationally recognized urban shaman and writer, whose joyful celebrations of seasonal events have introduced ancient rituals and contemporary rites to millions of people in more than 100 major cities in nine countries. She writes a weekly column for The Huffington Post and UPI Religion ad Spirituality Forum and is the author of the acclaimed book, CELESTIALLY AUSPICIOUS OCCASIONS: Seasons, Cycles and Celebrations. She is the director of Mama Donna's Tea Garden and Healing Haven, a ceremonial space and ritual consultancy in Exotic Brooklyn.



14. John Jesurun, FF Alumn, at Ventana 244 Gallery, Brooklyn, opening March 9

To The Distant Observer
John Jesurun

March 9-April 6, 2013
Opening March 9 from 7-10PM • Performance at 8:30

Theater artist John Jesurun begins a month long residency at Ventana244 Gallery • Jesurun hosts a series of his projects including performances • installations • readings and experiments • Facebook notifications and the Ventana244 website will announce upcoming events • http://ventana244.org

244 N 6 Street Brooklyn



15. Dread Scott, FF Alumn, at CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, March 24-May 26

Dear Family and Friends,

I hope you will join me for my thesis exhibition at CCS Bard Hessel Museum of Art.

The entire show includes 15 galleries and live events.
My individual project, Persona Ficta jointly considers performance art and law as sites of political and poetic action.
Artists: Tania Bruguera & Jota Castro, Kristin Lucas, Dread Scott, FF Alumn, and Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento. Four performances occupy formal spaces of law and become vehicles for poetic political action.
I've also co-curated a collection show in the middle of it.

There will be two openings, one on Sunday, March 24th, the second on Saturday, April 20th with live performance events. The show runs from March 24-May 26th, 11-5pm.

Free Transpo: 2 buses will run from the Half King (24th street and 10th Avenue) departing 11am and returning 4pm on both opening days. Reservations needed. Please check the website below.

On April 20th:
-Artist Kristin Lucas will be performing "Refresh Cold Reads", 3-4pm--public participation welcome.

-Performance Artist and Art Lawyer Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento will be performing half-hour free legal consultations for artists from 1-5. If you or any artists you know are in need of them, send me an email.

Please pass along. I hope to see your faces there like I hope for spring to come soon.


Special thanks to artists and all who helped make it happen!
Cora Fisher



16. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, at Calandra Italian American Institute, Manhattan, March 13

Wed March 13th, 6PM
25 West 43rd Street
17th floor
NY NY 10036 (5th & 6th Ave)
Call ahead for reservations: 212-642-2094
I'll read, show slides, sell & sign books!



17. Micki Watanabe Spiller, FF Alumn, at 24 W. 8th St., Manhattan, March 10 and 17

Hello friends with little kids in your lives,

Just wanted to share with you an event you might be interested in that I'll be doing for the next three Sundays, in conjunction with an exhibit I'm in, titled "Gathering Place" at 24 8th Street:

Story Time with Micki Spiller

Sundays" March 10th, and 17th, at 1pm-2pm. FREE

Children ages pre-K through 10 years can experience the wonder of books and the joy of reading. Spiller will introduce a selection of children's books that relate to Greenwich Village, and a craft project with Village-specific coloring book pages and a competition to design your own!

hope to see you soon and please pass this information along.



Replicable and Scalable‐
NLE expands its educational program to curators
Dates: February 22‐March 23, 2013
Regular Hours: Friday‐Monday, 1‐7pm
Location: 24 West 8th St., Greenwich Village
Space for Lease: Buchbinder & Warren 212 243 2200
Greenwich Village
Where now the tide of traffic beats / There was a maze
of crooked streets; the noisy waves of enterprise / Swift‐hurrying to their destinies / Swept past this island paradise: / Here life went to a gentler place / And dreams and dreamers found a place.‐Floyd Dell

February 12, 2013: No Longer Empty's new NLE Curatorial Lab program is pleased to announce an upcoming contemporary art exhibition at 24 West 8th Street in Greenwich Village. Selected artists fill this formerly‐vacant storefront with site‐specific works that explore the street and neighborhood's unique history of commerce and culture, and envision 8th Street's rebirth as a mixed‐use destination corridor, engaging the community in critical dialogue around its future. The artists in Gathering Place respond to residents' expressed desire for new spaces on West 8th Street and in the surrounding neighborhood that provide not only interesting dining and shopping experiences, but also communal and cultural experiences that call out to the area's history.

Artworks include installations in different media that resurrect specific aspects of the area's past or even incorporate found materials from the neighborhood. Participatory art projects will gather visitors' observations and opinions about this site and its ideal future development. Collected responses will be shared through the exhibition's run. The NLE LAB will present ongoing artist‐led workshops and public programs to further engage the community around the exhibition theme. Community ideas and responses are welcomed.

ARTISTS FEATURED Richard Alvarez / Luisa Caldwell / Rebecca Hackemann / Gwyneth Leech / Jennifer Maravillas / Simonetta Moro / Eleanor Ray / Ira Sachs / Micki Watanabe Spiller / Seldon Yuan

CURATED BY Katherine Gressel and Jessica Wallen

Press Contact: Jessica Wallen
C: 202.413.4262 E: LAB@nolongerempty.org



18. China Blue, FF Alumn, in The Wall Street Journal, March 1

The Wall Street Journal, NY CULTURE
March 1, 2013
In the city, in the middle of winter, New Yorkers' interaction with nature can be limited. But at a recent gallery opening, art lovers were able to commune with one of the summer's quintessential creatures: the firefly.
Rhode Island artist China Blue's new sonic installation, "Photini (Biomimetic Fireflies)," is on view at the AC Institute in Chelsea until March 16. Ms. Blue created the fireflies using 3-D printers.

The plastic bugs, which are affixed to artificial trees and hedges, have brilliant blue LED lights that are programmed to flash in a pattern based on the blinking patterns of their real, North American counterparts. Digital beeps and boops also filled the space; they too were based on firefly light patterns.

But why choose fireflies? "Fireflies chose me," said Ms. Blue, who also has created art based on the ambient sounds produced by the Eiffel Tower-creaking metal, murmuring crowds, rustling wind.

She began playing with electronics five years ago and her first firefly creation was made from cellphone parts and plastic from a water bottle. She soon upgraded.
Sound as an art medium has long called to her. "Traditional sculpture didn't answer the questions I had," said Ms. Blue. Sonic installations, on the other hand, were more personal and powerful.

"You can give them a human feel, an emotional content," she said. "You can create a physical relationship with the viewer."

Assistant curator Nicole Bebout liked how the exhibition merged the natural and man-made. "The interesting part is the use of old technology to refer to nature," she said.
The AC Institute is certainly no stranger to experimental art. Founder and director Holly Crawford opened the space in 2003, shortly after completing her doctorate in art history from the University of Essex in England. "I thought it would be interesting to show things that would be hard to sell," she said. "I liked that I could use my Ph.D. in a different way."

As for Ms. Blue, she took a wider view. "My hope is that this exhibition will remind older viewers and inspire younger ones about a form of natural dynamic beauty that can be restored, while at the same time showing the digital alternative that may be all that is left for future generations."

A version of this article appeared March 2, 2013, on page A21 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: Hearing 3-D Art In Flashes.



19. Betty Tompkins, FF Alumn, at Home Alone 2 Gallery, Manhattan, thru April 7

Home Alone Gallery is pleased to present


at 208 Forsyth Street, New York, NY 10002

Our inaugural exhibition of


is on view from February 28 to April 7, 2013.

The gallery will be open daily from 10 am - 6 pm Monday - Friday, 12 -6 Saturday and Sunday and by appointment. Contact: ghost@natelowman.net



20. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, at the Brooklyn Public Library, opening March 7, and more


It's been a while since I sent you my last e-vite. Here's a summary of some winter and spring exhibitions. My solo exhibition at the Christopher Henry Gallery in the Bowery Art District in NYC is now scheduled for the fall of 2013 (date to be confirmed). Concurrently, I will have a bookwork at BravinLee programs in Chelsea. In addition, a selection of the Allan Chasanoff Bookworks Collection will be exhibited at the Yale Art Gallery in New Haven, CT (fall date to be confirmed).

Please join me for the opening of a four person exhibition, Cutting Edge, at the Brooklyn Public Library on Mar. 7th. Everyone is welcome to attend the reception, see the e-vite below.

To purchase a copy of Doug Beube: Breaking the Codex please send me an email or order the monograph through my website. Thanks.



Cutting Edge
March 7-June 1, 2013
Reception, March 7, 6-8 pm
curated by Diana Ewer and Christopher Henry Gallery
Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238

with Doug Beube, Danielle Durchslag, Irwin Susskind & Thomas Witte



21.Carl Andre, John Baldessari, Dan Graham, Hans Haacke, Joseph Kosuth, Louise Lawler, Sol LeWitt, Mary Lum, Claes Oldenburg, Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Buzz Spector, FF Alumns, at Robert Rauschenberg Project Space, Manhattan, March 9

Printed Matter
Sandy Relief Benefit Auction

Free preview: February 28, 6-8pm
Online auction and exhibition: March 1-March 9
Preview 90+ works

Benefit event with live auction: March 9, 6-8:30pm
Purchase tickets

Robert Rauschenberg Project Space
455 West 19th St, New York


Printed Matter, Inc., the New York-based non-profit organization committed to the dissemination and appreciation of publications made by artists, will host a Benefit Auction and Selling Exhibition at the Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space to help mitigate damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. During the storm, Printed Matter experienced severe basement flooding resulting in the loss of 9,000 books, as well as significant damage to their 36-year-old archive. Proceeds from the Benefit will support their recovery as well as aid the organization in its capacity-building effort to establish a more durable foundation for its services into the future.

The Sandy Relief Benefit Auction has three basic components: a selling exhibition of rare publications and other donated works; an online, silent auction of artworks on display at the venue; and a live auction of selected works that will close the Benefit on March 9.

A special preview and reception will be held February 28th, 6-8pm, to mark the unveiling of all 120 works and to thank the participating artists and donors. The opening will feature a solo performance by cellist Julia Kent (Antony and the Johnsons and ex-Rasputina), followed by a shared DJ set from Lizzi Bougatsos (Gang Gang Dance) & Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio). The event is free and open to the public.

All works will then be available for viewing at the Rauschenberg Project Space March 1-9, 11-7pm. A majority of the works will be available for bidding during this time. Bids can be made online or at the venue. All Selling Exhibition works may be viewed and purchased at the venue during this period as well.

The Live Auction will take place March 9, 6-8:30pm with approximately 20 selected works to be auctioned. Bidding will commence at 7pm sharp, while final bids and offers on all other works can also be made. The evening will feature a performance by Alex Waterman on solo cello with electronics. Tickets may be pre-purchased here.

Highlighted auction works include an oversize ektacolor photograph from Richard Prince, a woven canvas piece from Tauba Auerbach, an acrylic and newsprint work from Rirkrit Tiravanija, a large-scale Canopy painting from Fredrik Værslev, a rare dye transfer print from Zoe Leonard, a book painting by Paul Chan, a seven-panel plexi-work from Kerstin Brätsch, a carbon-on-paper work from Frances Stark, a C-print from Hans Haacke, a firefly drawing from Philippe Parreno, a mixed-media NASA wall-piece from Tom Sachs, a unique print from Rachel Harrison, a vintage xerox poem from Carl Andre, an encyclopedia set of handmade books from Josh Smith, a photograph from Klara Liden, a tabletop sculpture from Carol Bove, Ed Ruscha's Rooftops Portfolio, as well as original works by Cecily Brown, Cheyney Thompson, Dan Colen, Adam McEwen, RH Quaytman, and many others.

In addition to auction works, a vitrine-based exhibition of rare books, artworks and ephemera are available for viewing and purchase. This material includes some truly remarkable items from the personal collection of Robert Rauschenberg, donated by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in memory of the late Printed Matter Board Member John McWhinnie. Among the works available are books and artworks from Marcel Duchamp, Willem de Kooning, Alfred Steiglitz, Joseph Beuys, Brigid Berlin (Polk), as well as a Claes Oldenburg sculpture, a rare William S. Burroughs manuscript, and the Anthology Film Archive Portfolio (1982). Additional vintage artists' books have been generously donated by the Sol LeWitt Estate. Works include pristine copies of Autobiography (1980), Four Basic Kinds of Straight Lines (1969), Incomplete Open Cubes (1974), and others. Three Star Books have kindly donated a deluxe set of their Maurizio Cattelan book edition.

Includes works by:
Michele Abeles, Ricci Albenda, Carl Andre, Cory Arcangel, Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Tauba Auerbach, Trisha Baga, John Baldessari, Sebastian Black, Mark Borthwick, Carol Bove, Kerstin Brätsch, Sascha Braunig, Olaf Breuning, Cecily Brown, Sophie Calle, Robin Cameron, Sean Joseph Patrick Carney, Nathan Carter, Paul Chan, Dan Colen, David Kennedy Cutler, Liz Deschenes, Mark Dion, Shannon Ebner, Edie Fake, Matias Faldbakken, Dan Graham, Robert Greene, Hans Haacke, Marc Handelman, Rachel Harrison, Jesse Hlebo, Carsten Höller, David Horvitz, Marc Hundley, Alfredo Jaar, Chris Johanson, Terence Koh, Joseph Kosuth, Louise Lawler, Pierre Le Hors, Leigh Ledare, Zoe Leonard, Sam Lewitt, Klara Liden, Peter Liversidge, Charles Long, Mary Lum, Noah Lyon, McDermott & McGough, Adam McEwen, Ryan McNamara, Christian Marclay, Ari Marcopoulos, Gordon Matta-Clark, Wes Mills, Jonathan Monk, Rick Myers, Laurel Nakadate, Olaf Nicolai, Adam O'Reilly, Philippe Parreno, Jack Pierson, Richard Prince, RH Quaytman, Eileen Quinlan, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Ed Ruscha, Tom Sachs, David Sandlin, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Cindy Sherman, Josh Smith, Keith Smith, Buzz Spector, Frances Stark, Emily Sundblad, Andrew Sutherland, Peter Sutherland, Sarah Sze, Panayiotis Terzis, Cheyney Thompson, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Nicola Tyson, Penelope Umbrico, Fredrik Værslev, Visitor, Danh Vo, Dan Walsh and Ofer Wolberger.

Benefit Committee:
Miguel Abreu, Cecilia Alemani, Fabiola Alondra, John Auerbach, Tauba Auerbach, Maria Beaulieu, Andrew Black, Tanya Bonakdar, Christophe Boutin, AA Bronson, Gavin Brown, Ashley Carr (Special Advisor), Mickey Cartin, Eleanor Cayre, Adam Cohen, Eileen Cohen, Michael Cohen, Paula Cooper, Igor DaCosta, Elizabeth Dee, Jeffrey Deitch, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Michele Oka Doner, Dana Farouki, Tim Fleming, Janine Foeller, Charlotte Ford, Larry Gagosian, Suzanne Geiss, Michael Gillespie, Casper Grathwohl, Carol Greene, Agnes Gund, Janice Guy, Jane Hait, Susan Harris, Jessica Hart, Jon Hendricks, Matthew Higgs (Special Advisor), Milan Hughston, Michael Jenkins, Miriam Katzeff, Sean Kelly, David Kiehl, Michele Gerber Klein, David Leiber, Paul Leong, Ken Maxwell, Robert McKenzie (Special Advisor), Gregory R. Miller, Suzanne Modica (Special Advisor), Paul Morris, Barbara Morse, Howard Morse, Stavros Niarchos, Carolina Nitsch, Sam Orlofsky, Anne Pasternak, Timothy Peterson, Friedrich Petzel, Bill Powers, Cay Sophie Rabinowitz, Bobby Rainwater, Mélanie Scarciglia, David Shapiro, Charlotte Sheedy, Bruce Sherman, Bruce Silverstein, Pascal Spengemann, Rob Teeters, Jeffrey Teuton, John Thomson, Liam D. van Loenen, John Waters and Edsel Williams.

Printed Matter would like to extend our deep gratitude to the amazing generosity of contributing artists, supporting gallerists, as well as the Benefit Committee and others. Special thanks to the Rauschenberg Foundation for hosting the event and for their kind support.

If you cannot attend the event but would like to support the organization, contributions may be made here.

For enquiries and absentee bidding, please contact Executive Director James Jenkin at 212 925 0325 or jjenkin@printedmatter.org.

Printed Matter, Inc. is an independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1976 by artists and art workers with the mission to foster the appreciation, dissemination, and understanding of artists' books and other artists' publications.



22. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, at The New Museum, Manhattan, June 24-28, and more


Hi All

2013 has been wildly busy so far which is why my newsletter is a bit tardy! (naughty solo performer!) I have been on the road nonstop since New Year's. I had an amazing several weeks in North Carolina creating a mainstage devised piece called VOX at Wake Forest University which explored the agency of our voices. Check out the great cover story in the Winston-Salem Journal

It has been a near year of getting to states I have never performed in with engagements in South Carolina and Hawaii this winter. I am only missing six states now! Come on Alabama and Idaho!

Very excited to be heading to University of Hawaii; I have not been there since I was five years old! I head from Hawaii to Australia to perform at the Monash Academy of Performing Arts and will do a residency intensive there. As we get ready for -hopefully- the Supreme Court declaring the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, it is time to tune in with my husband Alistair's Australia! I will be in New York City in June creating a performance at the New Museum June 24-28 called QUEER BODIES. Here's the schedule for the first half of the year:

Jan 7-12 Winthrop University, South Carolina
Jan 13-Feb 3 Wake Forest University
Jan 24 Davidson College
Feb 11-16 Miami University
Feb 17-24 Ohio Wesleyan
Feb 18 Ohio State University
Feb 29-March 1 Cal State University Channel Islands
March10-16 University of Hawaii
March 18-29 Monash University, Melbourne Australia
April 9-11 Ft Lewis College, Durango, CO
April 20 UCLA
June 24-28 NYC, The New Museum

And a special coming attraction! I will be leading a performance workshop intensive Nov 19-22 in D.C. at the
National Communications Association. This brings me back to DC after my huge devised piece DocumentNation during last summer's Assoc for Theater in Higher Education Conference that was performed out on the National Mall.

Seeya out on the road!




23. Adam Pendleton, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, March 1, 2013

The New York Times
March 1, 2013
Inside Art by Carol Vogel

The photograph of a black warrior blown up more than 30 feet high on the facade of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum's year-old wing is not your typical banner on the exterior of a museum. It is not a banner at all; nor is it an image one would readily associate with a staid Boston institution like the Gardner.

The installation, which goes on view for six months beginning April 17, is the work of the Conceptual artist Adam Pendleton, and it is sure to turn heads. The portrait, taken in 1905, depicts a bare-chested man wearing a traditional warrior's cap that is found on many Fang sculptures. Making the installation more intriguing still, Mr. Pendleton has set the male image against a background of 18th-century silk damask from the Gardner's collection, which is decorated with vines, roses and hyacinths. He assembled the elements, photographed them and created a collage which was then printed on a mesh fabric and will hang on the building's exterior.

"I found the photograph in a book about African sculpture in a bookshop in London," Mr. Pendleton said. "It's about what's not in the Gardner's collection, about its colonial past and colonial future juxtaposed with fabric that is from the Gardner."

"If I had used an image of pretty flowers," he added, "people would have walked on by."



24. Kriota Willberg, FF Alumn, in The Intima, now online

The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine has published an image of my needlepoint, Root Canal. You can find it here:




25. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, announces 2013: I Confide

2013: I Confide
In 2008 I, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, vowed to talk about my one-week experience at a cloistered monastery once a year, until 2014. However, 2012 ended and I failed to deliver my promise on time. I am therefore seeking to retell my story twice in 2013, while relying on the forgiveness of art to complete the process. I am writing to invite two people to be part of private listening exchanges, after which they are welcome to recount my narration to others, and to envision together the course they would like their stories to take. If interested, contact me at indioclaro@hotmail.com

I Confide is part of Nocturns. For more information about this experience refer to the text below.

The seven-year format Nocturns follows has been directly inspired by Linda Mary Montano's approach to time in some of her historical performances.

On July 20, 2008 I retreated for seven days to a cloistered monastery, committing myself to the nocturnal adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, the consecrated Eucharist, while the resident nuns took their nightly rest. During the time spent at the cloister I vowed to: devote myself to adoration and prayer, refrain from engaging in any use of language, and avoid communicating with the outside world.

On the seventh day of the experience I emerged from the Monastery, traveling outside of the cloister, and ending my vow of silence. During the Q & A that followed I promised to talk about Nocturns only once every year, for seven consecutive years: 2008-2014, and assured those present that at the end of this period I would not speak about it anymore. I therefore rely solely on my audiences to kindly spread information about the experience word-of-mouth, and as a result to archive its history orally.

Nocturns was originally presented with the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics: http://hemisphericinstitute.org/hemi/



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