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Contents for May 13, 2013

In Memoriam, Ljubica Stanivuk, FF Alumn
In Loving Memory of
1949 - 2013

Ljubica Stanivuk, age 64, died by suicide on Monday, March 25, 2013 in New York.
Born in Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina (former Yugoslavia), January 2, 1949, to Krsto and Vukica Stanivuk, Ljubica was known as Seka and/or Ljuba. Ljubica was an art historian, teacher, curator, caterer, artist, and mother. She received her Master of Arts from the University of Belgrade and worked for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade. In the early 1980s, she moved to the U.S., where she made a living as a salesperson, caterer and server.

She loved people, art, and gardening. She had a strong sense of justice, standing up for underprivileged people. She will be always remembered for her courage and big heart.
Ljubica is survived by her daughter Anna Andel, her husband Jaroslav Andel, her brother Rajko Stanivuk, and his daughter Spela Juntes.

Ljubica's family and closest friends will gather to remember her at Parque de Tranquilidad (312 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10009) between 3:00 to 6:00 pm on April 7, 2013. A public memorial event, including an exhibition of her work, will take place at the Synagogue for the Arts in New York at a later date (TBA).
Her friends can share their photographs and recollections at a website set up in her memory: ljubica-stanivuk.lifememory.com



1. Susan Bee, FF Alumn, at Accola Griefen Gallery, Manhattan, opening May 23

SUSAN BEE, Criss Cross: New Paintings
May 23 - June 29, 2013
Reception: May 23 6pm - 8pm

catalog available with essay by Raphael Rubinstein

ACCOLA GRIEFEN GALLERY is pleased to announce the solo exhibition Susan Bee, Criss Cross: New Paintings which will be on view from May 23 - June 29th, 2013.

Black and white film stills are the pictorial basis of the majority of Susan Bee's new oil paintings, the keyed-up colors, energetic patterns and painterly abstractions that also populate these pieces make them psychologically complex. The solitary individuals, couples and familial groups depicted in these works are nearly overwhelmed by tumultuous passages of paint that threaten to separate and engulf the figures. Her works are full of tension as well as tenderness. From playful dots and dashes to aggressive, frenetic brush strokes, Bee makes palpable a wide range of human emotions. This show also features landscapes based on paintings by Casper David Friedrich, Soutine, and other visionaries of the sublime.

As Raphael Rubinstein notes in his catalog essay: "One of the many impressive aspects of Bee's new work is the variety she finds within a given format. The patterns, palettes and techniques she turns to for the spaces surrounding her figures are constantly varied as Bee calls upon her painterly skills and historical knowledge to create compositions appropriate for the content and mood of each work. This doesn't mean, however, that Bee seeks only to provide abstract equivalents for the inner states of her protagonists. Although she certainly invites us to connect the figurative and abstract parts of each painting, and ultimately to absorb them as a single experience, it is also true that the non-figurative areas take on a life of their own."

Susan Bee has had solo exhibitions of her paintings and works on paper at A.I.R. Gallery, as well as at the University of Pennsylvania, Kenyon College, Columbia University, William Paterson College, and Virginia Lust Gallery, NY. Bee's work is included in public and private collections including the Getty Museum, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Victoria & Albert Museum, Yale University, Clark Art Institute, New York Public Library, and Harvard University Library. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, The New York Times, Art Papers, The Brooklyn Rail, and ArtNews. She has had fellowships at MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Yaddo. Bee has published 14 artist books including collaborations with poets Susan Howe, Johanna Drucker, Charles Bernstein, Jerome Rothenberg, and Jerome McGann. Her upcoming book is Fabulas Feminae with Drucker. Bee is the coeditor, with Mira Schor, of M/E/A/N/I/N/G: An Anthology of Artist's Writings, Theory, and Criticism (Duke University Press: 2000). She coedits M/E/A/N/I/N/G: A Journal of Contemporary Art Issues from 1986-1996. Bee has a BA from Barnard College and a MA in Art from Hunter College. She teaches at the School of Visual Arts and at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in New York City.

ACCOLA GRIEFEN GALLERY is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 6 PM. For more information contact Kat Griefen at info@accolagriefen.com or call 646-532-3488.

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New York NY 10001
646 532 3488
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2. Sol LeWitt, FF Alumn, at Blondeau & Cie, Geneva, Switzerland, thru July 13

2 May-13 July 2013

Blondeau & Cie
5, rue de la Muse
CH-1205 Geneva
T 41 22 544 95 95
F 41 22 544 95 99

On 2 May 2013, to mark the forthcoming Nuits des Bains in Geneva, Blondeau & Cie presents at 5 rue de la Muse an exceptional exhibition by the American artist Sol LeWitt (Hartford, 1928-New York, 2007).

At the heart of the exhibition are four Wall Drawings: #343a, #343b, #343c and #343g. Their first installation at the Gagosian Gallery in Venice, California, goes back to 1980, the date at which Sol LeWitt conceived a series of nine geometrical figures. The four Wall Drawings were exhibited in 1994 at 14/16 Verneuil, Paris. They will be accompanied in Geneva by several works on paper from the 1990s. The visitor will therefore have the opportunity to gain a unique experience of LeWitt's work.

The first Wall Drawing by LeWitt was made for the Paula Cooper Gallery in New York on October 1968. Wall Drawings are made up of straight lines, arcs and broken lines; later, geometrical figures appear.

LeWitt chooses a wall as the support for his work in order to avoid any illusionism. Each drawing is therefore ephemeral and can be seen only for the duration of an exhibition. Its permanence is, however, ensured by a title and a succinct definition given by Sol LeWitt. Thus one of the Wall Drawings in the exhibition is defined by the artist in these words: 'On a black wall, the triangle within a square, the background is filled in solid white.' At first glance, the work produced by this definition seems to be a simple black triangle on a white background. But the Wall Drawing is in fact the white background, made up of many lines according to the instructions of the artist.

Thanks to LeWitt's instructions, the work can be reproduced by an assistant trained in his technique, through the auspices of the LeWitt Estate, thus perpetuating the artist's intentions. By bringing other hands than his own into the execution of the work, LeWitt renews the practice of the fresco painters of the Renaissance. Every Wall Drawing therefore remains distinct and unique and corresponds to the place where it is executed.

For Sol LeWitt, the material result is secondary to the initial concept. Ideas can thus be works of art in their own right and exist independent of their material execution. LeWitt declared in his Paragraphs on Conceptual Art (1967):

'I will refer to the kind of art in which I am involved as conceptual art. In conceptual art the idea or the concept is the most important aspect of the work. When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair. The idea is a machine that makes art.'

The works of Sol LeWitt can be found in the most important collections from MoMA in New York to the Centre Pompidou in Paris. He is considered a founding representative of Minimalism and conceptual art. Wall Drawings constitute a major part of LeWitt's oeuvre: a retrospective of the Wall Drawings, initiated by the artist himself, began in 2008 (for the extraordinary duration of 25 years) at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams. The four Wall Drawings exhibited in Geneva have been selected for this retrospective.

Press packs and HD illustrations are available on request: muse@blondeau.ch



3. Gabrielle Hamilton, Carmelita Tropicana, FF Alumns, at El Museo del Barrio, Manhattan, June 10

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4. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, at OK Harris, Manhattan, June 1-Sept. 8

Franc Palaia, FF Alumn will be included in a summer show at O.K. Harris Works of Art, entitled, "Illuminators".
The group show includes 30 artists whose works incorporate real light in various forms. Franc will show two of his uniquely original "Blender Lamps" which are table top lamps made of ordinary kitchen appliances. Show dates, June 1- Sept 8, 2013.
Opening reception, Wed. June 5 from 5-7pm. OK Harris, 383 W. Broadway, NYC, 212-431-3600
For more info- Franc Palaia-845-486-1378



5. Hector Canonge, FF Alumn, at Gruntaler, Berlin, Germany, May 13, and more

During the month of May, interdisciplinary artist, Hector Canonge, will be participating in two important program events in Europe where he will present new and existing projects of his body of work in Performance Art. Canonge's presentations will take place in well known art spaces as well as in public plazas in Berlin and Copenhagen.

Presentations in Berlin, Germany during MPA-B, Month of Performance Art Berlin:

Monday, May 13, 8:00 PM


Drawing from his experiences during his trip to South America in 2012, S U R is Hector Canonge's latest project in live performance art, S U R is a series of consecutive actions that (re)capture, (re)frame, and (re)contextualize some of the artist's work created and exhibited in various museum, galleries and cultural centers during his seven month journey in Latin America last year. S U R is composed of five interrelated actions: Genesis, Fatherland, Heartland, Tropica, and Carnation. They blend and complement each other into one unique performance narrative related to the artist's life and his family's history in South America during the dictatorial regimes that afflicted the region.

Grüntaler 9

Grüntaler Straße 9, 13357 Berlin

Tuesday, May 14, various times


Unannounced and random public actions where the artists leaves obvious physical traces throughout the city.

Saturday, May 18, 3:00 - 5:00 PM

Public intervention and durational performance which explores the attitudes, ideas and treatment of immigrants in major urban centers. From "sudaca," a made-up word used to insult South American immigrants in Spain, Canonge appropriates and transform it into SUD (South) and AKA (Also Known As) to resist and call attention to stereotypes. Carrying a small table throughout the well known square, Alexanderplatz, Canonge invites people to reflect and express their views and ideas about "Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit" (Unity and law and freedom) from the Deutschland Lied.
Alexanderplatz, main fountain.

Sunday, May 19, 4:30 PM


Tus ojos claros derriten mi espíritu de bronce

Performance that pays homage to the maritime explorations of Christopher Columbus while reflecting on more than four hundred years of conquest, colonization and assimilation of indigenous peoples in the Western Hemisphere. Based on the ancient Aztec legend of the return of Quetzalcoatl and on the writings of Bolivian writer and historian, Alcides Arguedas, Canonge constructs a performative narrative that allows him to explore racial, social, religious, ethnic, and even amorous convergences.
Serendipity Gallery ACUDgalerie

im Kunsthaus ACUD

Veteranenstrasze 21, 10119 berlin

Presentations in Copenhagen, Denmark during LiveArt DK: Hitparaden - international festival for peformance kunst:

Thursday, May 16, 6:00 PM


Drawing from his experiences during his trip to South America in 2012, S U R is Hector Canonge's latest project in live performance art, S U R is a series of consecutive actions that (re)capture, (re)frame, and (re)contextualize some of the artist's work created and exhibited in various museum, galleries and cultural centers during his seven month journey in Latin America last year. S U R is composed of five interrelated actions: Genesis, Fatherland, Heartland, Tropica, and Carnation. They blend and complement each other into one unique performance narrative related to the artist's life and his family's history in South America during the dictatorial regimes that afflicted the region.

Pumpehuset, Kransalen-Black Box

Studiestræde 52, 1554 Copenhagen

Friday, May 17, 8:00 PM


Premiered during Fountain Fair and presented by Grace Exhibition Space at the 100th Celebration of the Armory Show at the famous site where Marcel Duchamp presented "Urinal", the performance evokes and is based on ancient myths where earth, as one of the fifth elements in nature, is the foundation of life, death and constant transformation.

Pumpehuset, Kransalen-Black Box

Studiestræde 52, 1554 Copenhagen

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.

Upon his return Canonge has being making presentation in New York City and launched the program PERFORMEANDO, a initiative to feature and foster collaboration among artists who identify themselves as Latin/o/a living in NYC. 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 other presentations at ACUD Kunstverein-Serendipity Gallery and Grüntaler 9 in Berlin. He will also present new performance art work at Liveart DK Hitparaden - international festival for peformance kunst in Denmark, Copenhagen. Future presentations in the Unites States will be at MOBIUS, Boston; LUMEN, New York City; SUPERNOVA, Virginia, and at the MIP in Miami. He returns to South America in July for a solo exhibition in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, presentations in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and to further continue his work in ARTerial Performance Lab, an initiative that will bring Latin American performance artists to present work in the Fall 2013.

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



6. John Baldessari, FF Alumn, at The Jewish Museum, Manhattan, June 25

The Jewish Museum
Jack Goldstein × 10,000
May 10-September 29, 2013

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave at 92nd St
New York, NY 10128

Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Sunday 11am-5:45pm
Wednesday closed (shops/Café open 11am-3pm)
Thursday 11am-8pm (pay what you wish after 5pm)
Saturday 11am-5:45pm (free)

T 212 423 3200
F 212 423 3232


The first American retrospective of the Canadian-born artist Jack Goldstein (1945-2003) brings to light his important legacy. This comprehensive exhibition frames Goldstein as a central figure of the Pictures Generation of the 1970s and 1980s and showcases his influential paintings and films, while also including installations, writings, and pioneering sound recordings. The artists of the Pictures Generation, including Cindy Sherman, Sherrie Levine, Laurie Simmons, Barbara Kruger, David Salle, and Robert Longo, explored a new stylistic vocabulary grounded in their interest in popular culture, appropriating images from books, magazines, advertisements, television, and film.

Goldstein transformed, restaged, and remade films in such a way as to strip out specific details, context, and function. Exhibition highlights include his celebrated film of a growling Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer lion. Another signature work is the film The Jump, featuring a leaping diver performing a somersault and disintegrating into fragments. Given Goldstein's legacy and his increasing relevance to younger artists, this long overdue retrospective is essential to a larger re-evaluation of post-1960s American art.

The what, where, how, and who of Jack Goldstein
Exhibition walk-through
What is Jack Goldstein?
Saturday, May 18, 2pm
Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Public Programs, presents an in-depth look at the exhibition and discusses how Goldstein emerged as one of the most significant artists of the Pictures Generation. Admission is free on Saturdays. RSVP required.

Dialogue and discourse:

Where is Jack Goldstein?
Thursday, May 23, 6:30pm
Douglas Crimp, critic and Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History at the University of Rochester, and Jens Hoffmann discuss Goldstein as a pioneer of conceptual art practices. Free with pay what you wish admission. RSVP required.

How is Jack Goldstein?
Tuesday, June 25, 6:30pm
As Jack Goldstein's instructor at CalArts in the early 1970s, John Baldessari greatly informed the late artist's work. R. H. Quaytman continues the tradition of appropriation and mechanical reproduction. Baldessari and Quaytman share their reflections and impressions of Goldstein in this intergenerational dialogue moderated by Jens Hoffmann. Free. RSVP required.

Symposium: Who is Jack Goldstein?
Sunday, September 22, 12:30-4:30pm
This extended day of discussion brings together a number of artists who emerged alongside Jack Goldstein in the 1970s, with a focus on the legendary Pictures exhibition curated by Douglas Crimp in 1977 as well as the influential post-studio classes of John Baldessari at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles, where Goldstein received his MFA. Panel discussions examine the particular circumstances of the art world during the '70s and '80s along with the impact of the Pictures Generation on artists today. Artist and filmmaker Morgan Fisher presents the keynote lecture and panelists include artists Robert Longo, Matt Mullican, Troy Brauntuch, James Welling, Kathryn Andrews, and Paul Pfeiffer, among others. Click for more information.

Writers and Artists Respond: Goldsmith/Goldstein
Thursday, May 30, 6:30pm
Poet, practitioner, and founder of UbuWeb Kenneth Goldsmith responds to the exhibition as part of Writers and Artists Respond, a series of discussions and performances in the Museum's galleries. Free with pay what you wish admission. RSVP required.

Other public programs:
The Wind Up
Thursday, July 18, 8pm
The Museum's after-hours series of multilayered events features an evening of exhibition tours, open beer and wine bar, and music from the '80s. Beer courtesy of Shmaltz Brewing Company. Click here for more information.

A Closer Look
Monday afternoons at 1pm: May 13, 20; June 3, 10; July 1, 22, 29
Educators and curators present weekly gallery discussion in the exhibition Jack Goldstein × 10,000. Free with admission.

The artist
Born to a Jewish family in Montreal in 1945, Jack Goldstein moved to Los Angeles as a child, and he lived and worked in Los Angeles and New York City. He studied in the late 1960s at the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles and then at the newly founded California Institute of the Arts under John Baldessari. In 1972 he became one of the first recipients of a CalArts Master of Fine Arts degree, and in 1977 was included in the seminal exhibition Pictures at Artists Space in New York.

Jack Goldstein × 10,000 was organized by the Orange County Museum of Art and curated by guest curator Philipp Kaiser.

The Jewish Museum presentation has been organized by Joanna Montoya, Neubauer Family Foundation Assistant Curator.

This exhibition is made possible by a grant from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Additional support is provided by Jean and Tim Weiss, the National Endowment for the Arts, Barbara and Victor L. Klein, and Karyn D. Kohl.

The Jewish Museum presentation is made possible by the Melva Bucksbaum Fund for Contemporary Art. Generous support is also provided by Venus Over Manhattan.



7. Lorraine O'Grady, FF Alumn, at Frieze Art Fair, Randall's Island, NY, thru May 13

Dear All,

I will have new work on view in the Frieze New York art fair on Randall's Island, May 10-13. The pieces will be in the Focus Section, Booth A1, Alexander Gray Associates. They are a new departure for me. If you are in New York and attending the fair, I hope you'll check them out.

archival website:

new project website:



8. Laurie Anderson, Naeem Mohaiemen, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, FF Alumns, at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, NY, thru July 28

Speculations ("The future is ______")
Fifty speculations on the future, as part of EXPO 1: New York
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY
May 12 to July 28, 2013
Triple Canopy is pleased to announce Speculations ("The future is ______"), fifty days of lectures, discussions, and debates about the future, as part of EXPO 1: New York at MoMA PS1. Speculations will take place from May 12 to July 28, in a structure created by artist José León Cerrillo and in an installation designed by artist Adrián Villar Rojas. Participants include Laurie Anderson, Jacob Appelbaum, David Auerbach, Ray Brassier, Ted Chiang, Jace Clayton, Adam Cohen, John Crowley, Chris Csikszentmihalyi, Mary "Missy" Cummings, Ruth DeFries, Silvia Federici, Peter Frase, Rivka Galchen, Alex Gourevitch, David Graeber, Group Theory, N. Katherine Hayles, Thomas Keenan, Myung Mi Kim, Katie Kitamura, Josh Kline, Benjamin Kunkel, Ajay Kurian, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Marie Lorenz, Niklas Maak, Danny Marcus, Mary Mattingly, Joseph McElroy, Maureen McHugh, Yates McKee, Mileece, John Miller, Naeem Mohaiemen, Evgeny Morozov, Ted Nelson, Trevor Paglen, Ashwin Parameswaran, Laura Poitras, Fatima Al Qadiri, Srikanth Reddy, David Rieff, Ben Rivers, Kim Stanley Robinson, Carne Ross, Norman Rush, Elizabeth Stark, Astra Taylor, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Ellen Ullman, Kathi Weeks, and Ben Wizner.

View the complete schedule and apply to join our student body by May 8 "

Schedule for week one, May 12-19:

Sunday, May 12, 12-6 p.m.
Opening of EXPO 1: New York and Speculations ("The future is ________"). The School will be open all day, with talks by Triple Canopy editors, contributors, and friends.

Monday, May 13, 2 & 4 p.m.
Rachel Kushner is author of the novels The Flamethrowers and Telex from Cuba (a finalist for the National Book Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize) and is a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow. She will describe a future in which the American prison system has been dissolved.

Friday, May 17, 2 & 4 p.m.
Saskia Sassen is a sociologist whose work focuses on globalization, urban studies, and emerging technologies. Her most recent book is Territory, Authority, Rights. She will speculate about migration and the future of the global city.

Saturday, May 18, 3 p.m.
Known for his monumental clay sculptures, Adrián Villar Rojas represented Argentina at the 2011 Venice Biennale. Klaus Biesenbach is director of MoMA PS1 and chief curator at large at the Museum of Modern Art. They will discuss "Dark Optimism" and Villar Rojas's installation La inocencia de los animales, built for the EXPO School.

Sunday, May 19, 3 p.m.
Samuel Delany is the author of science-fiction novels including Dhalgren and Babel-17. Kelly Link coedits Small Beer Press and has written three collections of fantastic short stories, most recently Pretty Monsters. They will talk about how we use and abuse the future.

Each session will be Livestreamed. Follow @Triple_Canopy and @MoMAPS1 for updates: #Speculations, #Expo1.
Triple Canopy is an online magazine, workspace, and platform for editorial and curatorial activities. Working collaboratively with writers, artists, and researchers, Triple Canopy facilitates projects that engage the Internet's specific characteristics as a public forum and as a medium, one with its own evolving practices of reading and viewing, economies of attention, and modes of interaction. In doing so, Triple Canopy is charting an expanded field of publication, drawing on the history of print culture while acting as a hub for the exploration of emerging forms and the public spaces constituted around them. Triple Canopy is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.



9. Pope.L, FF Alumn, in Cleveland, OH, July 7-9

William Pope.L (2002 Grantee)
June 7 - 9
Artist William Pope.L will direct a city-wide performance piece in which people across Cleveland pull an eight-ton truck for a total of 25 miles.
Presented by SPACES, Cleveland, OH



10. Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn, at Fresno Art Museum, CA, May 17, 2013- Jan. 5, 2014

I shall exhibit an interactive artwork, ImPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS? at the Fresno Art Museum, California from May 17 through January 5, 2014. This interactive piece updates the Pattern and Design (P&D) art pieces that I created from 1966 to 1968. I had painted iconic abstractions directly onto kitchie patterned linen from closeout sales. The results became my Funky P&D artwork.

Upon learning about the 2012 Nobel Prize in Economic Science for Marketing Design and Matching Theory, I was inspired to update the P&D work according to the research of the Nobel winners, Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley.

ImPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS? pays tribute to marketing as Andy Warhol's work pays tribute to celebrity. The updated P & D work consists of ten stable images composed of a black and white, 8 x 10" glossy photograph of a 60's P&D painting placed on a New York Times advertisement. I titled each of these ten stable art works with an unstable media headline, such as "Find Your Magic." The titles are "unstable" because I invite viewers to reassign the titles to a "stable" image of their choice. I track the results in a Matching Theory algorithm.

The work of Nobel laureates Roth and Shapley seeks to optimize how people, such as medical students and job applicants, and institutions, like residency programs and companies, find and select each other in order to create stable matches.

ImPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS? demonstrates both restricted and unrestricted mechanisms for matching. I organized data-gathering events in which groups of ten participants picked one "unstable" title and matched it with one "stable" composite image. I then removed this newly named work, leaving only nine titles for re-matching with the nine remaining composite images. This restricted mechanism of matching continued until all titles were assigned to a composite image. During the exhibition at the Fresno Art Museum, participants will engage in the unrestricted mechanism of matching any title to any composite image, previously selected or not.

In ImPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS? I try to merge art with economic science. By encouraging people to interact with my composite artworks, I created a simplistic model of the Marketing Design and Matching Theory to demonstrate the difference between the restricted and unrestricted selections.



11. Andy Warhol, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, May 10, 2013

The New York Times, May 10, 2013
WARHOL GALORE by Carol Vogel

It's well known in art circles that the Connecticut newsprint magnate Peter Brant has assembled one of the finest private collections of Warhols in the world. Artist and collector met in 1968 when Mr. Brant was just 21. "Leo introduced us," said Mr. Brant in a telephone interview, referring to the art dealer Leo Castelli. "Even before I met Andy I already had a few of his paintings."

Getting to know Warhol only fueled his appetite, and over the next four decades Mr. Brant collected his work everywhere he could: from dealers, at auctions, out of private collections. In 1989, two year after Warhol's death, Mr. Brant bought Interview Magazine from the artist's estate. (Warhol founded the publication in 1969.)

Although he has lent scores of his Warhols to museum exhibitions, his holdings have never been shown as a collection. But from Sunday through September, about 200 of the works will be presented together for the first time at the Brant Foundation Art Study Center, his by-appointment-only exhibition space in Greenwich, Conn.

On view will be examples of Warhol's most-loved images, including "Blue Shot Marilyn," from 1964, "192 One Dollar Bills," from 1962, and several examples of the artist's Campbell's soup cans. In 1977 Mr. Brant gave the Met Warhol's nearly 15-foot-high painting of Mao from 1973, and the museum is lending it to him.

Besides these greatest hits will be a large group of Warhol's works on paper starting with drawings he made when he was a young artist in the 1950s. Also included will be more than 60 of his Polaroid snapshots, as well as two films Mr. Brant and Warhol worked on together, including "L'Amour," which they shot in Paris in 1973. It stars the fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and has a soundtrack by Cass Elliot of the Mamas and the Papas.

When the exhibition ends at the Brant Foundation, it will travel to the Palazzo Reale in Milan, opening in November, and then to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.



12. Peter Downsbrough, FF Alumn, at Frac Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-les-Rouen, France, thru Sept. 8

Water Diary: A dialogue between artist videos
and amateur films
25 April-8 September 2013

Frac Haute-Normandie
3, place des Martyrs-de-la-Résistance
76300 Sotteville-lès-Rouen, France

T 33 (0)2 35 72 27 51


Pôle Regional des Savoirs
115, boulevard de l'Europe
76100 Rouen, France

Maria Thereza Alves, Fernand Bignon, Johanna Billing, Olga Chernysheva, Robert Dasché, Édith Dekyndt, Peter Downsbrough, Marguerite Duras, Cyprien Gaillard, Éric Hattan, Joan Jonas, Thomas Köner, Jacques Laquièvre, Jacques Martin-Pigeon, Nadia Myre, Cécile Paris, Robert Prieur, Henri Sergent, Roman Signer and Kristina Solomoukha

As part of the Normandy Impressionist Festival, the Fonds Régional d'Art Contemporain (Frac) has partnered with Pôle Image Haute-Normandie to develop a project that explores the generic theme of water through the media of film. Film is unquestionably one of the most well-established practices in the history of modernity, in the same way as the Impressionist movement. Today, film constitutes a unique visual and artistic culture per se, which both institutions work to preserve and study. This original project by the Frac and Audiovisual Memory Department of Pôle Image provides an opportunity to consider the moving image using an approach that combines artistic, professional and amateur practices.

To create this dialogue, the Frac Haute-Normandie has selected films by nationally and internationally renowned artists whose works are featured in French public collections and which were, for the most part, produced between 1990 and 2010. All the archive films chosen by the Pôle Image are from its extensive collection of 6,200 amateur works shot between 1920 and 1980. Together, they form an impressive repository of visual memory, for review and re-evaluation in the light of contemporary creation. The films, made for the most part in the Normandy area, are set primarily along the meanders of the Seine. The works deal chiefly with the economic relationship to water, and summer activities, but also contain an intrinsic aesthetic dimension.

This dialogue is, therefore, a chance to become acquainted with one of Normandy's most comprehensive amateur film collections with works by artists of many different nationalities. Comparing and contrasting their works brings into sharp focus the aesthetic issues facing each one.

Véronique Souben,
Director, Frac Haute-Normandie
Denis Darroy,
Director, Pôle Image Haute-Normandie

Press contact: Sergine Gallenne
T 33 (0)2 35 72 27 51 / sergine.com.frachn@orange.fr

FRAC Haute-Normandie is funded by Haute-Normandie Regional Council, the Ministry of Culture and Communication / DRAC Haute-Normandie and Sotteville-lès-Rouen City Council.



13. Doug Ashford, Greely Myatt, Quimetta Perle, Pope.L, Aviva Rahmani, Nancy Spero, FF Alumns, at Memphis College of Art, TN, thru May 18

Quimetta Perle is exhibiting with the Bullet Space Collective in Memphis Social, opening Friday, May 10, 5-8pm, Hyde Gallery at Nesin Graduate School, Memphis College of Art. Exhibition May 10-18.

Among others, the show includes Merry Alpern, Doug Ashford, Joshua Azzarella, Alex Dipple, Michele Doll, William Eggleston, Mitch Epstein, Dwayne Butcher, Joe Fyfe, Stewart Home, Earnestine Jenkins, Anthony Lee, Christopher Miner, Quimetta Perle, Mike Cockrill, Andrew Castrucci, Alexandra Rojas, Suzanne Broughel, Lester Merriweather, Haley Morris-Cafiero, Tracey Moffatt, Greely Myatt, William Pope.L., Aviva Rahmani, Araya Rasdjarmrearnsook, Tim Rollins and KOS, Kara Rooney, Nancy Spero, Melvin Way, Aaron Williams



14. Katherine Behar, FF Alumn, May events

Dear Friends,

I'm pleased to be participating in some group show projects this month in NYC, and I would love to see you at one of the openings.

Best wishes,

In collaboration with Independent Curators International (ICI), Socrates Sculpture Park presents do it (outside), a travelling exhibition conceived of and curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist. With historical antecedents in Dada and Fluxus, do it (outside) is a selection of over 60 artists' instructions interpreted by other artists, performers, and the public. In the last 20 years, versions of do it have been presented in over 50 venues worldwide, giving new meaning to the concept of the "Exhibition in Progress."

do it (outside)
Curated by: Hans Ulrich Obrist
May 12, 2013 - July 7, 2013
Opening: May 12, 2013 (2:00pm - 6:00pm)
Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard at Broadway
Long Island City (Queens), NY 11106

More info: http://www.socratessculpturepark.org/exhibitions/exhibition/do-it-outside.

I'm excited to participate in "Decisiveness," a group show organized by the itinerant ruSalon, and hosted by helper in Brooklyn.

Curated by Ruslan Trusewych
Opening Reception
Sunday May 19, 2013

495 Rodgers Avenue
Brooklyn NY

ruSalon was formerly an exhibition space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Currently, ruSalon functions occasionally as art.

helper is an exhibition space located at 495 Rogers Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11225.

More info: http://www.rusalon.org and http://www.helperprojects.com

During the second half of May, Marianne M. Kim and I will be visiting Miami to present work from Disorientalism's series, "The Food Groups." We are excited to be co-hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Girls' Club Collection and the Cannonball Artists Residency during our stay.

We'll be sharing our work at Cannonball on May 24, performing at MOCA on May 29, and opening our exhibition at the Girls' Club Collection on May 30. Come and say hi!

The Food Groups
Resident Artist Presentation by Disorientalism
May 24
1035 N Miami Avenue, Miami

Quality is Our Recipe
Performance by Disorientalism
May 29, 7:30 PM
NE 125 Street, North Miami

Disorientalism: Ready Mix
Curated by Jillian Hernandez
Exhibition, Reception and Artist Talk
May 30, 7-9 PM
Girls' Club Collection
117 NE 2 Street, Fort Lauderdale

More info: http://girlsclubcollection.org/2nd-annual-girls-summit-at-moca-north-miami-and-girls-club



15. Doug Skinner, FF Alumn, publishes new book

Francisque Sarcey (1827-1899) was, for much of his career, the most powerful theatrical critic in Paris. He was the perfect model of the blunt bourgeois, championing common sense, anti-intellectualism, and traditional values. He favored light, commercial fare, and railed against Ibsen and Jarry.

He was, predictably, a prime target for young artists. Alphonse Allais took the ridicule to new heights: from 1886 to 1893, he wrote a regular column for Le Chat Noir, which he simply signed as Francisque Sarcey. The pseudo-Sarcey became a grotesque caricature of the smug middle class, a sort of proto-Ubu: an obese, gluttonous, lecherous, hypocritical dolt, prattling on about his constipation and hemorrhoids, in loosely-knit sentences studded with clichés.

"How I Became an Idiot" collects four of Allais's nastiest columns, translated, introduced and annotated by Doug Skinner. It's available in a limited edition of 60 from Black Scat Books (blackscatbooks.com). None of this material has appeared in English before: snap one up!



16. Jessica Hagedorn, FF Alumn, at Asia Society, Manhattan, June 3, and more

Jessica Hagedorn, FF Alumn, is the editor of Manila Noir, an anthology of fabulous crime fiction by writers based in the U.S. and in the Philippine diaspora.

The book will be launched at The Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, Manhattan, on June 3 at 6:30 pm. For tickets please visit www.tickets.asiasociety.org


Ms. Hagedorn will also be presenting the new book at the following locations:

Tues., May 28 | time TBA | NEW YORK |
Mysterious Bookshop | 58 Warren St.
Jessica Hagedorn | Maurizio de Giovanni |
Marek Krajewski | others TBA
in celebration of International Crime Fiction Month

Thurs. | May 30 | 7:00pm | BROOKLYN |
BookCourt | 163 Court St.
Jessica Hagedorn | Maurizio de Giovanni,
Marek Krajewski | others TBA | Moderated
by Hirsh Sawhney
in celebration of International Crime Fiction Month

Sat. | June 1 | 4:00pm-6:00pm | NEW YORK |
The Cake Shop | 152 Ludlow St.
Enclave Reading Series presents Jessica Hagedorn
& Michael Cunningham

Mon. | June 3, | 6:30pm | NEW YORK |
Asia Society | 725 Park Ave.
Manila Noir Launch!
Jessica Hagedorn | Gina Apostol
Sabina Murray | Ron Morales
Moderated by Allan Punzalan Isaac
Cosponsors: Asian Cinevision
Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU
Ma-Yi Theatre Company
for ticket information visit: tickets.asiasociety.org

Tues.| June 25 | 7:00pm | NEW YORK |
Center for Fiction | 17 E. 47th St.
Jessica Hagedorn | Zane Lovitt | Wolf Haas |
others TBA
in celebration of International Crime Fiction Month
events featuring
Jessica Hagedorn
editor of manila noir



17. Rob Andrews, FF Alumn, now online at bigredandshiny.com

My dear friends and fans,

Some quick updates:

I'm so proud to have been interviewed by Matt Kuhlman for Big, Red, and Shiny.

Most importantly: as an attempt to bridge the impossible gap between the commercial art world and the ephemeral and time based art that I have been building for over a decade, I've developed a way to buy my work and support my career.

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18. Priscilla Stadler, FF Member, in Long Island City, NY, May 18, and more

Two exhibitions in Long Island City through Sunday 5/19 include my work! Details below.

Also, you are literally invited to take a walk with philosopher Gary Richmond and me as we continue to explore the I-Ching on Saturday 5/18 at 3pm. See if you can find the Top Secret Trigrams on Location installation, spraypainted in 8 spots throughout LIC. If so, you are eligible to win a free I-Ching reading! Part of El Paper's De-Tour issue show.

Through 5/19 at Local Project, 45-10 Davis Street: El Paper Magazine's new DE-Tour Issue

Artworks by Alyssa Casey, Anne Gilman, Iliana García, Itzy Ramírez, James Prez, Janna Dyk/Meaghan Ritchey/Cein Watson, José María Ibañez, Justin Masi, Kentaro Fujioka, Macarena Jofré & Danilo Osorio, Marie Christine Katz, Matti Havens & Billy Friebele, Miguel Luciano, Priscilla Stadler, Susan Rippberger.

Gallery open most days until 6pm, on 5/15 and 5/16 until 9 pm.

Saturday 5/18 Come Drift with Us - Participatory Art Walks leaving from Local Project
3PM "Trigrams on Location:Top Secret" with Priscilla Stadler, Artist, and Gary Richmond, Philosopher.
5:30PM "Let's Take a Walk" with Marie Christine Katz (Share this experience from a distance please followhttp://twitter.com/#!/mcayer)


May 15 - 19
Two Gotham Center, Queens Plaza South at 28th St.
I created a site-specific cheesecloth drawing for the space

Idle Hands... at the Gotham Center
May 15th - 19th 12-5:30 p.m. (note: brochure says 6, but guards have been known to close early...)
Reception Thursday May 16th 6-9pm

Idle Hands...You won't find the Devil in these artists' studios, but you might in the details. Keeping their hands busy and minds engaged, the Gotham artists summon a legion of inanimate matter and intellectual rigor to craft evocative, thought-provoking works of art. Transcending our notions of the everyday object, the artists' alchemy conjure a second life out of the materials, both literally and figuratively.

Participating Artists:
Karen Cintron | John Day | Karen Dimit | Beth Williams Garrett | William Garrett | Peter Goldwater | Matt Greco | Kenny Greenberg | Jean-Marie Guyaux | Sin-Ying Ho | Osaretin Ighile | Eliot Lable | Antonia Perez | Priscilla Stadler

Hope you can join us!

If not in person, you can always visit my work online at http://www.solanima.net .


Priscilla Stadler
Interdisciplinary Visual Artist
@doingFAVORS - twitter, instagram
text or call FAVORS hotline 646-543-4715
write: Priscilla Studio, 44-02 23rd St. #421, L.I.C., NY, 11101



19. Alicia Grullon, FF Alumn, at CCNY, Manhattan, May 23, and more

Alicia Grullon is a Spring Fellow with Culture Push and will speak about her project "Campaign Headquarters", on
May 23, 2013, 6:30 PM, at the City College of New York, Shepard Hall, Room 408. 259 Convent Ave (on the SE corner of 140th St. and Convent Ave.).

"Campaign Headquarters" is a featured project on Ourgoods.org!!



20. Rimma and Valery Gerlovin, Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid, FF Alumns, at Ca' Foscari Esposizioni, Venice, Italy, opening May 29

Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA)

Lost in Translation
Curated by Antonio Geusa
May 29-September 15, 2013

Opening: May 29, 5pm
Press preview: May 29, 11am

Ca' Foscari Esposizioni
3246 Dorsoduro


Lost in Translation is a large-scale exhibition of contemporary Russian art which brings together over one hundred works made in the past forty years from the collection of MMOMA and other public and private collections.

Contemporary history proves that, despite the fall of the Iron Curtain in December 1991 and the consequent end of the isolation and immediate entrance of Russia into the global village, translation is still a fundamental element to trigger proper understanding of individual artworks and the layers of meaning they carry. In many cases, this is a complex procedure requiring, besides the plain translation of the verbal meaning of a message, the addition of an explanatory account shedding light upon the given historical, cultural, political, social, and economical environment the work is motivated by and refers to.

Lost in Translation draws together artworks that are particularly difficult to decipher without the basic knowledge of the "Russian context" they were born in. They will be displayed together with their "expanded translation"-a concise verbal account with essential references, which facilitates readability and help the viewers grasp the meaning of the work and relate it to international contemporary art discourse. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with entries on each exhibit, and is complemented with film screenings, talks, performances, and a multidisciplinary conference.

Participating artists
Yuri Albert, Nikita Alekseev, Sergey Anufriev, Bluesoup, Sergey Bratkov, Alexander Brodsky, Erik Bulatov, Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov, Elena Elagina, Semen Faybisovich, Andrey Filippov, Rimma and Valery Gerlovin, Lyudmila Gorlova, Iced Architects, Dmitry Gutov, Anna Jermolaewa, Alisa Joffe, Ilya Kabakov, Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid, Irina Korina, Valery Koshlyakov, Alexander Kosolapov, Oleg Kulik, Sergey Leontiev, Anton Litvin, Vladimir Logutov, Igor Makarevich, Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe, Andrei Monastyrsky, Semen Motolyanets, Vladimir Nemukhin, Timur Novikov, Boris Orlov, Peppers, Pavel Peppershtein, Viktor Pivovarov, Alexander Ponomarev, Gia Rigvava, Mikhail Roginsky, Yuri Shabelnikov, Sergey Shutov, Leonid Sokov, Alena Tereshko, Avdey Ter-Oganyan, Vadim Zakharov, Konstantin Zvezdochetov, and others.

Press contact: Ekaterina Perventseva, katerina@mmoma.ru



21. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at Millennium Film Workshop, Manhattan, May 17

The mini-retrospective of films and videos by media pioneer Bill Creston at Millennium Film Workshop (66 E. 4th St, NYC) on Friday, May 17 at 8pm, will feature performance, writing, and production by FF alum Barbara Rosenthal.



22. Koosil-ja, FF Alumn, at Dany Studios, Manhattan, June 6-8

June 6, 7, 8

Dansology, Inc presents
a new work (currently untitled)

This new dance and interactive duet work is created by Geoff Matters (composer, computer programmer, video artist) and Koosil-ja (dance artist, songwriter). They dance, enact, and sing to unwrap images of the body and remap them onto studios 4 and 5 of DANY Studios Manhattan.

Show Time: 8PM
Ticket Price: $15 Cash Only
Location: DANY Studios
Address: 305 West 38th Street, New York, NY 10018 (Off 8th Avenue)
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/wrHW1

RESERVATION: dancekk@earthlink.net

For more info, please contact:
Dansology, Inc
515 East 6th Street, Apt A1
New York, NY 10009
(212) 473-3914

Funding Credit:
This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the city council.

We also received grants from:
The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Swing Space program through a real estate donation from Capstone Equities; and NYC Dance Response Fund, a program of Dance/NYC established by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.

We would like to thank Mr. Ilan Katin for his generous donation.

Please keep your eyes out for our soon-to-be-published video journal. Visit
www.dancekk.com and our very new



23. Hector Canonge, Alexander del Re, Peter Grzybowski, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumns, at Miami Performance International Festival, FL, June 1-30

Miami Performance International Festival

Edge Zones presents the second annual Miami Performance International Festival from June 1- 30, 2013. M/P '13 is an exciting four-week program of performance art accompanied by video screenings, talks and workshops that culminate in an intense 4-day event. The festival is a tremendous opportunity for the public to come face-to-face with the breadth and depth of performance art and offers visceral and challenging performance works by renowned, mid-career and emerging artists from 17 countries, as well as more than 40 national and local artists. This annual event provides a look at the creative process across a range of media, and presents cross-disciplinary, collaborative work that speaks to the high level of innovation, critical thinking, and social engagement in Miami.Events are free but availability is limited.

In celebration of Miami-Dade's diverse art scene, works will be showcased by over 35 international artists across the city in a range of sites, including: the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens and at Edge Zones Projects at the Miami Design District.

Miami Performance International Festival '13 is a much-needed networking platform for the art community and brings together the most important curators, artists and arts organizations from Latin America, the Caribbean and around the world.

Curated by Charo Oquet, Miami; Eliu Almonte, Dominican Republic; Pancho Lopez, Mexico and Alexander del Re, Chile, Miami will be immersed in the participation of 70 international and local artists. Unlike theater and dance, all MP '13 performances have no designated areas nor are they presented on a stage, but rather on the floor, dissolving the boundary between the artists and viewers.

Artists from the UK, Austria, USA, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Portugal, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Cuba, Panama, Canada, Colombia, France, Chile, Poland and Brazil. This dialogue will continue throughout the year on Internet platforms through the Edge Zones and Miami Performance International Festival web portal (http://www.edgezones.org) and online blogs.

ARGENTINA : | Hector Canonge | Gabriel Montero | AUSTRIA: Doris Steinbichler | BRAZIL: Fernando Ribeiro | CANADA | ARTIFACTS -Pam Patterson & Leena Raudvee | Shannon Cochrane | CHILE: Mila Berríos Palomino| Alexander del Re | COLOMBIA: Alvaro Villalobos | CUBA : Colectivo Enma ( Hanoi Cordero , Edgar Echavarria & Janler Méndez) | DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Eliu Almonte | Gipsy De Los Santos Pichardo |Guillermo Liriano Bass | Pery Jimenez | Jochi Muñoz | Ismael Ogando | Grimaldy Polanco | Nancy Vizcaino| GUATEMALA: Regina José Galindo | David Perez |FRANCE | Tania Alice. | ITALY: Sergio Racanati | MEXICO: Pancho Lopez| Roberto de la Torre | PANAMA: Diego Bowie | PUERTO RICO: Vanessa Hernández Gracia | POLAND: Peter Grzybowski | PORTUGAL: Marcio Carvalho | SPAIN: | Abel Azcona | UK: Angela Bartram & Mary O'Neill -(Bartram O'Neill) | USA : Michelle Almonte | Brigid Baker | Jenna Balfe | Eduardo Balerdi | Bhakti Baxter | Pip Brant | David Brieske | Belaxis Buil | Octavio Campos | Bistoury Physical Theatre | Liz Ferrer | Oscar Fuentes | Daniel Fiorda | Nicolás Dumit Estévez | Catalina Jaramillo | Susan Pfeffer, Melissa McNamara, Suzy Grant - SMS Ensemble| Sarah Hill | |Palmer Fisher - Jessica Hirst| Mark Holt | Walter Lara | Leder Kremer | Jamie McMurry | Emmy Mathis | Maritza Molina | Sergio Mora | Charo Oquet | Adam Overtone | Carlota Pradera | David Prusko | Phaedra Robinson | David Rohn | Nicole Soden | Natasha Velez |Pioneer Winters | Gabrielle Wood |


Adam Overton - UploadDownloadPerform: An Introduction to Composing, Performing, and Sharing Experimental Text Scores
Time: June 12 -14, 2013 at 8 pm to 10 pm
Peter Grzybowski - The Performing Body
When: June 19 to the 21 at 8 pm to 10 pm
About Edge Zones
Edge Zones is an artist and volunteer-run contemporary arts non-profit dedicated to the research, conceptualization and execution of events that strengthen the contemporary art environment in Miami. EZ seeks to make contemporary art accessible, to engage audiences and to create a focal point for international research and awareness. Edge Zones is committed to assisting local artists from diverse economic, social, and cultural backgrounds in their creative production and disseminating their professional development in national and international forums by establishing a strong regional exchange network connected to the rest of the world.

Support by:
The principal sponsors for the Miami Performance International Festival '13 are: Edge Zones (Miami, Florida, USA); The John L. and James S. Knight Foundation; Miami Design District, Miami Dade County-Cultural Affairs Council, Florida State Cultural Affairs Council, Miami Beach Cultural Affairs Council, The Miami Beach Botanical Garden.

Contact: Charo Oquet (305) 303- 8852 edgezones@me.com
Edge Zones Art Projects - 60 NE 39TH ST. | Miami, FL 33237
Miami Beach Botanical Garden - 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139



24. Aaron Landsman, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, May 8

The New York Times
May 8, 2013
The Public May Now Comment

At a little after 7 on a recent evening, the mayor of Bismarck, N.D., banged a gavel to call the city's board of commissioners to order. They were a motley group - mostly young, clad in jeans and sneakers or boots - and seemed ill at ease. They glanced cluelessly at the agendas before them, checked their name plates as though reminding themselves of their names, and waited for an indication of what to do.

Staff members sitting behind them would periodically jump up and cue them to make a motion, whisper how to vote, or offer background on someone testifying. At moments, one of those aides might quietly offer a more cryptic direction: "Look at the audience and think about what they want from you."

Except for the last part, all this was not so unlike what happens in a real council gathering. But it was actually a rehearsal, in a dusty basement on East 64th Street, of "City Council Meeting," an experimental play opening Thursday for a run of eight free performances in three locations around the city.

Based on transcripts of actual legislative meetings in nine cities, "City Council Meeting" is intended to get the audience thinking about why some people get involved in local government and others - that is, most of us - do not.

"Once you start going to meetings, you kind of face, 'Oh, I think this is boring,' or 'This is not about me,' " explained Mallory Catlett, who created the show with fellow theater artists Aaron Landsman and Jim Findlay. The "boringness" of local government meetings at times made it challenging to compose a show around them, she acknowledged, but "we have to include it because that's one of the obstacles to participation."

Mr. Landsman said they were also inspired by Plato's idea that democracies lack requirements for public office, meaning that anyone - no matter how smart or dumb, sane or insane - can govern. (Plato, it should be said, did not regard this as a good thing.)

"No one's qualified to be in charge - " Mr. Landsman said. "- so everybody is," Ms. Catlett finished.

To explore these ideas, "City Council Meeting," which is being produced by Here arts center, is performed not by actors, but by members of the audience. Upon arrival, they can volunteer to be a member; a speaker, who reads real testimony from one of the cities; a supporter, who is instructed by the staff to respond positively to certain speakers; or a bystander, who gets to sit back and just observe.

The show is kept moving by the Council Secretary, who is a professional actress, and the staffers, a rotating group of nonprofessional actors who are part of each show, participate in rehearsals and are familiar with the script. They have designated duties, including whispering instructions, both practical and not, in the members' ears.

Mr. Findlay's set design is both complex and purposefully makeshift-looking - folding tables, microphones, cameras - and will feature video that aims to replicate the drab feel of public-access coverage that local legislative debate might well receive.

Mr. Landsman compared the effect to the scene at a political news conference where, "there's the beautiful blue curtain and the flags," but, just off-camera, only unadorned plasterboard. "City Council Meeting" bears a resemblance to several vital new strands in contemporary theater: works based on documentary sources, and "social practice art," which aims to blur the boundaries between creator and audience and encourage political engagement.

Mr. Landsman, who as an actor frequently performs with the celebrated troupe Elevator Repair Service (he played George in "Gatz"), has written other idiosyncratic plays, like "Open House" (2008) which was staged in a series of real New York apartments.

He got the inspiration for "City Council Meeting" on a trip to Portland, Ore., in 2009, when Portland Center Stage was considering mounting "Open House." Someone at the theater took Mr. Landsman to see a city council member, and after their talk, the councilman invited Mr. Landsman to attend the meeting that was about to start, telling him that it was about zoning and was "going to be a hot one."

Although Mr. Landsman was skeptical, he stayed. For about an hour, he said, it was pretty boring, until a man in a suit got up to testify. Speaking slowly and politely, the man told the council that he was concerned about the deterioration of a neighborhood that was supposed to be designated as child-friendly. Then he took out a plastic bag and dumped on the lectern a clutter of hypodermic needles, used condoms and dirty diapers, saying that he had collected the trash from a playground, a McDonald's and a church building.

The councilman who had invited Mr. Landsman interrupted, accusing the protester of creating a public health hazard. As the room descended into chaos, Mr. Landsman recalled, the man thanked the councilman for making his point " 'better than I ever could have.' "

"I was like, 'That's awesome theater,' " Mr. Landsman said.

Over the next two years, whenever Mr. Landsman traveled, he would try to attend local government meetings. He ultimately drew on a range of material for the script - from a banal but humorous tribute to a departing commissioner in Bismarck to rancorous testimony from Oakland, Calif., about the city's crackdown on Occupy Wall Street protests.

"City Council Meeting" was performed in Houston last fall and in Tempe, Ariz., in February. (Early versions were performed as part of festivals at Here in 2011 and 2012.)

In each case, the collaborators wrote a conclusion geared to the city. In Houston, the ending focused on a local dispute over a drainage plan that would impose heavy fees on megachurches.

John Pluecker, a local poet and artist who reviewed the play for Free Press Houston, wrote that he left the performance "with a weird mix of exhilaration and frustration," adding that the show was "just as messy, awkward, tense, tedious, enraging, dramatic and complicated" as American politics itself.

For the New York run, "City Council Meeting" will focus on the ongoing angry debates about standardized testing and school quality. The show will include a monologue Mr. Landsman and Ms. Catlett have written, based on meetings with high school students, that one of the students will perform at the end. There will also be footage of and a re-enactment of events from a particularly tense meeting between parents and the city's Panel for Educational Policy, a body that is supposed to serve as a check on the mayor's authority, but which is often criticized as a rubber stamp.

They ended up focusing on this panel, they said, because New York's City Council had less power to set policy, and its meetings were less spontaneous and dramatic than those in other cities.

Even so, Mr. Landsman said that several members of the City Council, including Gale A. Brewer of Manhattan, Brad Lander of Brooklyn, and Jimmy Van Bramer of Queens, had committed to come to performances and participate.

Although Mr. Landsman said his aim was more artistic than educational, he said it was perfectly possible that audience members would be inspired by the show to get involved in local politics.

"You put an eighth grader in the mayor's chair," he said, "and they're like, 'I want to do that,' "



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller