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Contents for March 11, 2013

1. Cheri Gaulke, Suzanne Lacy, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at the 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA, March 13

Wed. March 13 at 7 pm Cheri Gaulke in discussion with feminist performance art colleagues Suzanne Lacy, Leslie Labowitz-Starus, Martha Wilson and moderated by Dr. Alexandra Juhasz. Sponsored by Pitzer Art Galleries and takes place at the 18th Street Arts Center - 1638 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA.



2. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at Puffin Forum, Teaneck, NJ, March 15

Friday, March 15, 7 PM.

As immigration policy is hotly debated around the country, "Crossing the BLVD" presents the very human stories of why immigrants and refugees have migrated to the US and their experiences once here. It is based on the critically-acclaimed book by Warren Lehrer, internationally known pioneer in visual literature and design authorship and Judith Sloan, award-winning actor, writer and human rights activist. In this electrifying collage, Judith portrays immigrants and others the couple interviewed on their three-year journey through the richly diverse borough of Queens; two additional actors, Catherine Hanna and Chesney Snow join her in performing some of the monologues. Illuminated by projections of Warren Lehrer's stunning photographs and an original soundtrack including Judith's audio mixes and music by Scott Johnson and Gogol Bordello, the production is a project of EarSay, a non-profit organization dedicated to portraying voices often ignored by the mass media. A short discussion with immigrant youth who work with Judith follows, as well as a conversation on national policies and laws that shape attitudes toward diversity, immigration and LGBT rights. $10 suggested donation. Reservations recommended; must be made before 5:00 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the performance: tix@puffinfoundation.org. Friday, March 15, 7:00 p.m. The Puffin Cultural Forum is at 20 Puffin Way (off Teaneck Rd.) in Teaneck. Call 201-836-3499 or visit www.PuffinCulturalForum.org.

"Crossing the BLVD is a whirlwind tour and love poem of what has often been called the most racially and ethnically diverse county in America. In the tradition of the playwright Anna Deavere Smith, Ms. Sloan performs "Crossing the BLVD" adopting the personae (and respectfully mimicking the accents) of the varied immigrants whose stories are in the book... The New York Times, City Room Blog, Sewell Chan
For more information: Http://www.earsay.org/
To buy the book:



3. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, at The Nevada Museum of Art, Reno, thru July 7

Nicolás Dumit Estévez
Voces y Visiones
Highlights from the Collection of El Museo del Barrio, New York
March 2, 2013 - July 7, 2013
The Nevada Museum of Art
160 W Liberty St Reno, NV 89501
(775) 329-3333


Launching a long-term collaboration with New York's El Museo del Barrio-the leading Latino cultural institution in the U.S. dedicated to Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean art-the Nevada Museum of Art presents a wide-ranging and diverse survey of their stellar art collection. This lively exhibition presents over fifty objects including sculpture, painting, prints, photographs, and mixed media installations addressing themes such as identity politics, colonialism, emotional connections to homeland, and contemporary visual culture. Artworks created by living artists are contextualized with a concise selection of ancient Taίno stone carvings.

Voces y Visiones: Highlights from the Collection of El Museo del Barrio, New York, was jointly organized by the El Museo del Barrio and the Nevada Museum of Art.



4. Lawrence Weiner, FF Alumn, at Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Spain, thru June 24

Written on the Wind
Lawrence Weiner Drawings
8 March-24 June 2013

Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
Plaça dels Àngels, 1
08001 Barcelona

@MACBA_Barcelona / #weiner

Exhibition organised by the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and co-produced with the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Curated by Bartomeu Marí and Soledad Gutiérrez

With clear references to navigation, Written on the Wind presents one of the most significant artists of the past fifty years through the humble but essential medium of drawing. The exhibition offers an insight into the work of Lawrence Weiner (New York, 1942) through his drawings, which are probably the least known aspect of his oeuvre. Written on the Wind is an exhaustive survey of the works on paper by this artist who has shown that art does not require a physical medium. Weiner employs the democratic, universal element of language to create works that range from intangible objects-his famous word sculptures-to sound pieces and film.

In 1959, Weiner publicly presented his works for the first time. A year later, he used dynamite to create sculptures by means of "subtraction" in a national park in California. In 1964, audiences who attended his show in New York discovered that they had to decide the final form that the works would take. In 1968, Weiner created a work at Windham College in Putney, Vermont, that involved positioning a series of stakes in the ground at regular intervals and stringing twine between them to form a grid. When the students cut the twine because it hampered their access to the campus, Weiner realised that he could have created the same effect without the need to physically materialise the piece. That same year, he formulated the famous declaration of intent that has guided his work since then, and that is a milestone in the history of contemporary art.

a. The artist may construct the piece.
b. The piece may be fabricated.
c. The piece need not be built.
Each being equal and consistent with the intent of the artist, the decision as to condition rests with the receiver upon the occasion of receivership.

Since then, Weiner has used language as a material to create works that demand the active participation of the observer. Once it has been freed from its appearance and its physical state, an artwork exists in as far as it is formulated through language and inhabited by the spectator. Based on these premises, Weiner has made language the central element of his work, meticulously selecting precise formulations that he interprets in their most objective sense. Weiner sculpts with words.

When Drawing is Saying
The curatorial purpose of Written on the Wind is to establish an open dialogue with Lawrence Weiner's "works with paper." The exhibition, articulated around gestures of meaning, is open to the subjective perception of each participant. In his notebook publication for Documenta 13 Weiner writes, EACH GESTURE IS A BID FOR COMPLICITY, suggesting that gestures evoked on surfaces aim to shape the way we see and turn the sensory into the physical.

Drawings, like his music, films and videos, provide Weiner with a structure that expresses other needs and another kind of interaction. We can see that for Weiner, drawing functions almost as an autobiographical document to recount the discovery of an event, whether remembered or imagined, and to adapt multiple forms ranging from simple notes to animated film drawing. This exhibition attempts to represent the different states of drawing per se that comprise Weiner's body of work.

The visual narrative Lawrence Weiner has created for both the catalogue and exhibition forms a mise en scène that carries with it a process of editing and refining, reflected in different types of material. On one hand we have drawings made in series. They tell us a story and speak of the artist's obsessions: how we face the world, financial crises, natural disasters, Polaris, the search for horizons. As we match the different types of drawing in the exhibition with different levels of language used and ponder their positioning in the rooms-central walls, gestures, perimeters, serial groupings-it is apparent that there are no hierarchies or categorisations in the work; together the drawings form a coherent mass.

Text published under a Creative Commons license (Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported - CC BY-SA 3.0)

Daily guided tours
(included in the admission fee)
Weekdays, at 6:30pm
Saturdays, at 12:30pm and 6:30pm
Sundays and Public Holidays, at 12:30pm
Available in English on Mondays (6:30pm)

Written on the Wind. Lawrence Weiner Drawings. Barcelona: Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 2013. Essays by Gregor Stemmrich and Kathryn Chiong; postface by Bartomeu Marí and Soledad Gutiérrez. Unique edition in English with Catalan and Spanish translations of the texts.

Opening times
Weekdays, 11am-7:30pm
Saturdays, 10am-9pm
Sundays and Public Holidays, 10am-3pm
Closed Tuesdays (except Public Holidays)



5. Brad Buckley, FF Member, at The Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, opening March 15

The Australian Centre for Photography Chair Hon. Craig Knowles and Director, Kon Gouriotis invite you to the launch of:

Robert Besanko ● Brad Buckley ● John Conomos ● Ian North
Official Launch
Friday, 15 March 2013, 6 - 8 PM

Guest Speakers
Professor Su Baker, Director, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne will speak on Brad Buckley and John Conomos' exhibitions.

Pedro de Almeida Program Manager at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sydney, curated Ian North's exhibition and will speak about the work.
Australian Centre for Photography
257 Oxford Street, Paddington

The artists will be in attendance on the evening.

Let us know if you're attending



6. Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn, Gallery Sensenci, Shizuoka, Japan, thru March 24

Gallery Sensenci will hold the fifth photo group exhibition from March
2 through March 24, 2013. The theme of the photo exhibition is 'A-mu',
a Japanese verb.

The word 'A-mu' has several meanings.

(a) to knit (stockings); to net (a hammock); to plait (straw); to braid
(the hair); to weave (a mat); to twist

(b) to weave (facts into a narrative); to compile (a history); to
compose (an essay); to devise (a method); to contrive (a plan); to work out (a system);
to frame (rules, etc.)

Sonya Rapoport's submission, DUALITY, is an image from her inter-media art work (in)AUTHENTIC.

The image depicts the tower-like coiled hair style of a Nigerian woman. This hair style crowns each of two portraits of U.S. journalist Jill Carroll. In her image under the left woven hair tower, Carroll is crying for release from an Iraqui prison. In her image under the right hair woven tower, she is talking about her pleasant jail experience after her release from prison, but still under her captors control.



7. Claire Fergusson, Louise Lawler, William Wegman, FF Alumns, at Gagosian Gallery, NY, thru April 27

"Works of the Jenney Archive," presents a portion of Neil Jenney's retained efforts, and the works of friends accumulated over the past half century.

Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present "Works of the Jenney Archive."

Neil Jenney's distinctive art emerged in the late 1960s in direct response to the dominance of Minimalism and Photorealism. Working first as an abstract painter, then as a sculptor evincing form through the use of attenuated line, he developed a purposefully rough, gestural painting style in works that came to be known as "bad painting," inspiring the polemical group exhibition "Bad Painting" at the New Museum in 1978. Considering himself to be a realist painter and have a style to be not only a set of aesthetic principles but also a personal philosophical dictum, Jenney sought to forge a new type of realism in which narrative truth could be indicated by the simple fact of proximate relations, such as Husband and Wife, Girl and Doll, or Them and Us (all 1969).

In the seventies, Jenney decided to take up the opposite challenge, and began producing studies of the natural world that he called "good painting." With titles such as North American Vegetae (2006-07), North American Aquatica (2006), and North America Depicted (2011-12), the Good Paintings treat ecological issues pertaining to the native North American landscape with a sense of subjectivity that verges on mythological. Crafted in layers of oil paint on board, these paintings provide a solution to the mechanical perfection and emotional indifference of Photorealism, while remaining exacting in their representation. Atmospheric (Impressionist) color and refined classical lines combine to produce landscapes that are almost hallucinatory in their attention to detail. Encased in hyperbolic wooden picture frames with bold typographic titles at the lower or side edge, the paintings are windows onto meta-realities. At the same time, their blatant framing ensures a distinct separation from the illusory world; they are as sculptural as they are painterly. Evoking the Luminist and the Hudson River School painters of the mid-nineteenth century, the Good Paintings convey the temporal coexistence of their subjects in both the real and the imagined world.

"Works of the Jenney Archive," on view throughout all floors of Gagosian Gallery at 980 Madison Avenue, will feature a room of Good Paintings made since 1971, as well as editions, silkscreened oil on canvas, of statements, maxims, rules, aphorisms, etc. such as "ART IS A SOCIAL SCIENCE," "IN LAW WE TRUST," "IDEALISM IS UNAVOIDABLE," and "PAINTING IS SCULPTURE;" as well as several sculptures from the 1960s. Works by artists who Jenney knows personally and collects-Truman Egleston, Kay Mollison, William Wegman, Peter Bramley, Ros Barron, Harris Barron, Robert Lobe, John Duff, Gary Stephan, Louise Lawler, Mary Obering, Thornton Willis, Sally Ross, Cewzan Grayson, Curtis Jenney, Bernard Edwards, Timothy Hoffman, Joseph McNamara, Peter Saari, Master Sung, Claire Ferguson, Peter Reginato-will form part of an exhibition that he has curated to provide insight into his unique perspective and inspirations.

Neil Jenney was born in 1945 in Torrington, Connecticut, and raised in Westfield, Massachusetts. His work is in major permanent collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Exhibitions include a retrospective at the Berkeley Art Museum, University of California (1981, traveled to Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark; and Kunsthalle Basel); Whitney Biennial (1969, 1973, 1981, 1987); "New Image Painting," Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (1978); and "Bad Painting," New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (1978). Jenney was part of the group exhibition, "Representations of America" (1977-78, organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco for the Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia; the Hermitage, Saint Petersburg, Russia; and The Palace of Art, Minsk, Belarus), and at the time he was the youngest American artist to have shown in the post-war Soviet Union..

For further information please contact the gallery at newyork@gagosian.com or at +1.212.744.2313.



8. Peter Cramer & Jack Waters, FF Alumns, at Forest of the Future, Brooklyn, March 13

Peter Cramer & Jack Waters
Flight of the Rats : Like a Waterfall

March 13th Wednesday 9-11pm
at Forest of the Future
67 West Street #527 Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
G to Greenpoint Ave.
B43 & B62 to Greenpoint Ave.
B24 to West St.

Peter Cramer & Jack Waters to perform with Carlo Maria in a new imagination titled
Flight of the Rats : Like a Waterfall on March 13th at Forest of the Future.

Flight of the Rats : Like a Waterfall is a travelogue of histories intersecting in the maze that is Venice Italy.

A part of parts - part home movie part infomercial part entertainment.

Jack and Peter are assisted by Carlo Maria, an immigrant anthropologist-in-waiting, who spends most of his time figuring out his own fucked-uppedness through social and cultural interpretation and theorizing about the dominations that pervade our lives.

Jack Waters and Peter Cramer are performers, filmmakers, founders of Le Petit Versailles community garden, and stalwarts of the Lower East Side since 1981 as documented in the recent publications Alternative Histories: New York Art Spaces, 1960-2010 and Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Generation.

Jack and Peter recently returned to New York from Venice where they were working as artists-in-residence at the Emily Harvey Foundation on a multi-media opus project entitled Pestilence. Further development of music and sound elements for this work will be undertaken at Harvestworks in April, and will serve as the basis of a special event in the Fall 2013 at the Emily Harvey Gallery New York.

Forest of the Future ) is a collaboratively-built art installation that imagines what a queer future might look like.
Open Daily after 3pm. March 2- 15



9. Babs Reingold, FF Alumn, accepted into Artspire, New York Foundation for the Arts

Babs Reingold accepted into Artspire a sponsorship program of New York Foundation for the Arts. Artspire rigorously vetted The Last Tree and approved it as a tax-deductible project. Acceptance into the Artspire program in itself is noteworthy. Information and images may be found at:







10. Annie Sprinkle, Elizabeth Stephens, FF Alumns, at the Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco, CA, March 30

FF Alumn Annie Sprinkle and her partner Elizaabeth Stephens'

"The ecosexual movement is growing like a weed, and San Francisco is the hot bed of the movement!" say filmmakers, Beth Stephens, UCSC art professor and environmental activist and her partner Annie Sprinkle, a feminist porn film star and pioneer. They aim to grow the ecosex movement more when they host a fundraiser to complete their upcoming documentary, Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story, complete with an Appalachian Dinner Party, a slide show & tell about ecosexuality, and a sneak preview of their new film. Everyone is invited to see what Earth First News says is, "Without compare, the sexiest nature documentary and one of the most profound films to deal with the beauty and tragedy of the Appalachian Mountains in the age of King Coal." What promises to be a celebratory evening of putting the Earth on top, with delicious vegan food, non-alcoholic moonshine, pop corn, and an ecosexy show and tell presentation, will likely inspire more people to join the ecosex movement and more ecosexual movies to come. All proceeds from the event will go to towards color correction and final sound mix expenses. Stephens and Sprinkle will be hosting the world's first Ecosex Film Festival in the summer, because they say, "We believe ecosex films can help save our planet."

March 30, Saturday.
6:30 P.M.--Vegan Appalachian Feast
7:30 Beth and Annie present an Ecosex Slide Show & Tell about how they became ecosexuals and the where their newfound sexuality has taken them.
8:30 Sneak preview of Goodbye Gauley Mountain: An Ecosexual Love Story.

At the Center for Sex and Culture, San Francisco, CA
More information: : http://goodbyegauleymountain.org/screenings
No one turned away for lack of funds.



11. Hector Canonge, FF Alumn, at La Guardia Community College, Long Island City, Queens, March 23, and more

Thursday, March 14th, 8 PM
Pulling the forces of one's destiny against the odds of the past, framed by geographical latitudes and celestial guiding lights, a possible destination is never too far.
IV Soldiers - VICTORY
184 Noll Street, Brooklyn

Tuesday, March 19, 8 PM
What we eat is what we are. So when the public is invited to taste parts of my body, are they participating in an act or ritualistic cannibalism?...
Performance Heart at Grace Exhibition Space
840 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY

Saturday, March 23, 7 PM
Invited by the General Consulate of Bolivia in New York, and inspired on a ballad that my mother's mother used to sing, this new performance treats notions of sovereignty and the nation's longing for an access to the sea.
La Guardia Community College
31-10 Thomson Ave, Long Island City, NY

HECTOR CANONGE is an artist based in New York City. His work incorporates the use of New-media technologies, physical environments, cinematic and performance art narratives. In his work he explores and treats issues related to construction of identity, gender roles, and the politics of migration. His performances mediate movement, endurance, and ritualistic processes as well as the interaction with the public. Canonge's visual arts projects and performance art work have been presented in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

In 2011, Canonge represented the USA at AMBER'11 Art and Technology Festival in Istanbul, Turkey, and was invited to participate at Fountain Art Fair in Miami. In 2012 he participated in the online project for the 7th Berlin Biennale, was featured in the online publication HYPERALLERGIC, was invited to participate in the 2012 UN World Peace Day - First Linzhou World Peace Art Exhibition in China and presented a controversial performance art project and exhibition, "KOKA," at the Museo Arqueológico UMSS in Bolivia. From June to December 2012, Canonge lived in South America exhibiting, performing, and giving workshops in Bolivia, Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Colombia. Canonge participated in the Encuentros 2013 of the Hemispheric Institute for Performance & Politics in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and has recently returned to the United States to start working on his new project, LABORAL, as part of his Franklin Furnace Award 2013. Canonge has been invited to participate in the Month of Performance Art in Berlin where he'll present his controversial public performance "SUD.AKA" at Alexanderplatz, and "Besame Mucho" at ACUD Kunstverein-Serendipity Gallery. He will also present new performance art work at Liveart DK in Denmark, Copenhagen.

Canonge curates and organizes the monthly artists' program A-LAB Forum at Crossing Art Gallery, directs the monthly independent film series CINEMAROSA, and organizes the annual city wide Performance Art Festival, ITINERANT. His work has been reviewed by The New York Times, ART FORUM, New York Daily News, Manhattan Times, by major networks ABC, NBC, CNN, CBS, UNIVISION, etc., and by online art publications such as Art Experience NYC, NYRemezcla, Turbulence, ART CARDS Review and NYFA Classifieds among others.

More information: www.hectorcanonge.net



12. Kathy Brew, FF Alumn, at Environmental Film Festival, Washington, DC, March 15

"DESIGN IS ONE: Lella & Massimo Vignelli" directed by: Kathy Brew and Roberto Guerra, will be featured at this year's Environmental Film Festival in Washington, DC on Friday, March 15th.







Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller