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Contents for May 28, 2013

1. Tehching Hsieh, FF Alumn, at M+ Museum, Hong Kong, China

Sean Kelly announces a major museum acquisition of work by gallery artist Tehching Hsieh to the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority/M+ Museum in Hong Kong.

Michael Lynch (CEO of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority) and Lars Nittve (Executive Director of the M+ Museum) announced the acquisition this morning in a press conference held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, timed to coincide with the opening of the Art Basel art fair in Hong Kong.

This acquisition is the largest to date of Hsieh's work and will be the most comprehensive collection of Hsieh's work to be held in a public institution. The acquisition comprises a complete editioned set of the One Year Performance works and Hsieh's final long-duration performance, which lasted thirteen years.

The years from 1978 through 1999 witnessed Hsieh's development of six individual performance works- all but one lasted for periods of one year at a time-which are informally referred to as: Cage Piece, Time Clock Piece, Outdoor Piece, Rope Piece (with artist Linda Montano), No Art Piece and Thirteen Year Plan. During this 22-year period, his contribution to long-form durational performance art is the most profound of any artist. M+ has acquired a complete set of these editioned works:

One Year Performance 1978-1979 (Cage Piece)
One Year Performance 1980-1981 (Time Clock Piece)
One Year Performance 1981-1982 (Outdoor Piece)
Art/Life One Year Performance 1983-1984 (Rope Piece)
One Year Performance 1985-1986 (No Art Piece)
Tehching Hsieh 1986-1999 (Thirteen Year Plan)

The West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong is one of the largest arts and cultural projects in the world. A centerpiece of Hong Kong's future West Kowloon Cultural District, M+ is a new museum for visual culture, encompassing 20th and 21st century art, design, architecture and the moving image from Hong Kong, China, Asia and beyond.

Tehching Hsieh (b. 1950, Taiwanese-American) has been represented worldwide by Sean Kelly Gallery since 2009. Work by Hsieh will be on view this week at the gallery's booth at Art Basel Hong Kong (1D08).

For media inquiries, please contact:
Concetta Duncan at FITZ & CO at 212.627.1455 x232 or via email at concetta@fitzandco.com.

For any other inquiries, please contact:
Maureen Bray at Sean Kelly at 212.239.1181 or via email at maureen@skny.com.



2. Alison Crocetta, FF Alumn, at Agora Collective, Berlin, Germany

Rain or Shine
Alison Crocetta & Yurie Umamoto

Date: May 29, 2013
Time: Durational Performance from 6:00 pm - Sunset
Place: Agora Collective
Mittelweg 50 Neukölln 12053
Berlin, Germany

Website: http://agoracollective.org/event/rain-or-shine/

Agora Collective presents "Rain or Shine" - a collaborative performance / installation between FF Alumn Alison Crocetta and choreographer Yurie Umamoto. This new work has been created in an intensive month-long residency in which the two artists, previously strangers to each other, live and work together. The residency is conceived within the context of the Month of Performance Art Berlin (www.mpa-b.org) and pairs together a choreographer and a performance artist.

Alison Crocetta's work synthesizes her background as a sculptor, performance artist and filmmaker. She has exhibited and screened her work at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, EMPAC at RPI, the Columbus Museum of Art, MIT List Center for Visual Arts, Galapagos Art Space, Princeton University, The Bronx Museum of the Arts and Harvard University. Crocetta's honors and awards include the 2011-2012 Franklin Furnace Fund, EMPAC 2010-11 DanceMovies Commission, and artist residencies in the Art and Technology program at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center and The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

Yurie Umamoto trained intensively in Ballet in Tokyo, Japan. In 2010, she graduated from SNDO (School for New Dance Development) in Amsterdam. Her recent works include "Piece No.5" and "Recyclisting Song". She has also been collaborating with artists from various disciplines and performed on projects by Lea Martini, Theo Cowley, Caroline D'Haese & Leena Keizer in addition to her ongoing collaboration entitled "Feather Leather" with dancer / choreographer Clara Tena. Her forthcoming project "Ceeport" was supported by the Dansateliers (Rotterdam).



3. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, spring 2013 calendar


If you're in any of these areas please join us; Brooklyn, NY at the BPL; Charleston, SC, the Halesy Museum; Mill Valley, CA, the Seager Gray Gallery; Pittsfield, MA, the Berkshire Museum; Wakefield, RI, the Hera Gallery; and in New York City, at the LeRoy Neiman Art Center, for the openings or to see the exhibitions.


Cutting Edge
(closing on June 1st)
March 7-June 1, 2013
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



4. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, now online at hyperallergic.com

Why Don't People Get the New Stedelijk? by Joseph Nechvatal on May 20 http://hyperallergic.com/71304/why-dont-people-get-the-new-stedelijk/



5. Julie Ault, AA Bronson, Peter Cramer, Nina Sobell, Jack Waters, FF Alumns, at NYU, Manhattan, thru July 27

Not only this, but 'New language beckons us.'
May 24--July 27, 2013
Fales Library and Special Collections, NYU
Organized by Andrew Blackley for Visual AIDS

This exhibition is composed of archival objects from the Fales Library's Downtown Collection coupled with newly commissioned texts from contemporary artists and writers. Each text corresponds to a figure or object from the collection and highlights interpersonal affinities and adjacencies, influences and recollections. These couplings give voice to still-present narratives and discourses orbiting the intersection of art and HIV/AIDS-a theme that speaks to Visual AIDS' ongoing mission: to serve as an advocate for artists with AIDS and to recognize art as a tool for education and activism in the fight against AIDS.

Julie Ault, Dodie Bellamy, Gregg Bordowitz, Nancy Brooks Brody, AA Bronson, Elijah Burgher, Kathe Burkhart, Sean Carrillo, Peter Cramer, Lia Gangitano, Matthias Herrmann, Jim Hubbard, Doug Ischar, William E. Jones, John Keene, Kevin Killian, Nathanaël, John Neff, Uzi Parnes, Mary Patten, Nina Sobell, Ela Troyano, Ultra-red, Jack Waters, Joe Westmoreland, and Danh Vo



6. Sur Rodney (Sur), Jack Waters and Peter Cramer, Karen Finley, FF Alumns, at La MaMa Galleria, Manhattan, opening June 1

NOT OVER: 25 Years of Visual AIDS
Curated by Kris Nuzzi and Sur Rodney (Sur)
June 1 - June 30, 2013
La MaMa Galleria 6 East 1st St, New York, NY 10003
OPENING RECEPTION Saturday June 1, 6-9
Followed by a performance at 9pm with Hi-Tiger at Le Petit Versailles, 346 East Houston Street

NOT OVER: 25 Years of Visual AIDS looks back at the history of Visual AIDS and contemporary AIDS politics to create a glimpse into a quarter century of art, AIDS and activism. Curators Kris Nuzzi and Sur Rodney (Sur) link artists of a generation born after 1970 to an earlier generation of artists that were active in the 1980s. By creating these layered connections and presenting artwork by both historical and contemporary artists, the exhibition adds to the ongoing dialogue and positions the work within a layered timeline of AIDS, art and culture, using art as a means to educate, encourage discussion and inform that AIDS IS NOT OVER.

Artists include: Albert J. Winn, Aldrin Valdez, Andreas Senser, Arch Connelly, Barton Lidice Benes, Bern Boyle, Bizzy and Devon Gallegos, Brian Weil, Camilo Godoy, Carlo Quispe, Charlie Ahearn, Chloe Dzublio, Charles Ryan, Copy Berg, Daniel McKernan, Edith Alverez, Eric Rhein, Ethan Shoshan, Frank Moore, Harvey Weiss and Marc Happel, Derek Jackson and Hi Tiger, Hugh Steers, Hunter Reynolds, Hayat Hyatt, J. Morrison, Jack Waters and Peter Cramer, John Sex, Karen Finley, Kate Huh, L.J. Roberts, Martin Wong, Michael Slocum, Nancer LeMoins, Nicholas Mouffarage, Patrick "Pato" Hebert, Rafael Sánchez, Rebekah Dewald, Ryan Conrad, Ted Kerr, Tim Greathouse and Vincent Chevalier



7. Penny Arcade, Peter Cramer, Karen Finley, Eileen Myles, Carmelita Tropicana, Jack Waters, at Participant, Inc., Manhattan, June 5-July 10

As part of the six week exhibition The Gordon Kurtti Project, a performance series called One Night Stands will attempt to recreate the mid-'80's zeitgeist featuring celebrated writers and performance artists of the era. Every Wednesday evening beginning June 5th, 7-9pm at Participant, Inc.
Wed, June 5
Kembra Pfahler
Joe Westmorel
Eileen Myles

Wed, June 12,
P.O.O.L. presents The Jack and Peter Show starring Jack Waters, Peter Cramer and Justin Sayre with special guests Carlo Maria Ampil, Connor Donahue, Ariana Huffenstuff, Jim Hubbard, Ryan E. Rogers and Sarah Schulman.

Wed, June 19
Hapi Phace & Agosto Machado
Edgar Oliver
Marga Gomez

Wed, June 26
Kimberly Flynn
John "Lypsinka" Epperson
Penny Arcade

Wed, July 3
Carmelita Tropicana
Karen Finley

Wed, July 10+
Linda Simpson
John Kelly

The Gordon Kurtti Project has been made possible by generous support from Mary Jo and Ted Shen.



8. Dustin Grella, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, May 23, and more

I just wanted to let you know that they are playing one of my Animation Hotline videos on the front page (or the digital equivalent) of the New York Times today, May 23, 2013


The website of most recent animations is still www.animationhotline.com.


I'm also involved in a group storytelling night at Galapagos in DUMBO this upcoming Wednesday May 29. We are each telling a story and drawing pictures to match so it is going to be a little like watching an animation storyboard, only live. Sort of. It should be fun.





9. Laurie Anderson, Susan Kleinberg, Richard Serra, Robert Wilson, FF Alumns, in LOOP Festival 2013, Barcelona, Spain, May

Susan Kleinberg's "Tierra Sin Males 3D" video installation is at the LOOP festival 2013 in Barcelona, along with artists Laurie Anderson, Pipolotti Rist, Bill Viola, Richard Serra, Robert Wilson...

It is being shown in Gaudi's wonderful Casa Batlló.
Passeig de Gràcia, 43
08007 Barcelona
Tel. +34 93 216 03 06

"Tierra Sin Males" is a spinning, spiraling, fracturing video piece which moves both with and against expectations or known laws of physics. A large glass globe rolls tensely back and forth on a track over a central fulcrum. Embedded within the sphere is an image which may call forth numerous references, Attic, Etruscan... but is in fact the reflection of a highway sign near the Mexico/US border warning drivers not to hit immigrants as they flee across the road. As it rolls uphill, catching slightly over the edge, it contorts, distorts, primeval or of the future.

The piece is digitally generated. Within the context of a room the object and shadows move, shift. They spin, hit, spin back faster, hesitate, pivot, continue. The piece is accompanied by a deep reverberating sound track, the sounds taken from the real world.

It hovers in equilibrium/disequilibrium, precarious location, extending questions in a physical and interior world of revolving tension and possibility. Through this augmented dimension the tension is almost palpable, from within.

The piece was shown in its original high-definition form at the Palazzo Fortuny for the 2011 Venice Biennale: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOIwMizDbNY

Susan Kleinberg is a New York-based artist whose work has been shown in the Venice Biennales of 2001, 2005, 2009, and in 2011 in "Tra" at the Palazzo Fortuny. Her work has been seen at PS1/MoMA, the Museum of Modern Art, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires, Istanbul Biennial, MAXXI Rome, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Pulkovo Observatory in St. Petersburg, Total Museum in Seoul Korea, etc. The 3D version of "Tierra Sin Males" premiered at Art Basel Miami in 2012. Her new work, "Kairos," based on her collaboration with the Louvre's scientific team over the past year, will be shown at the Alliance Francaise in Venice for the 2013 Biennale.

LOOP Festival:
For further information: xplr@me.com



10. EIDIA House, FF Alumns, at Plato's Cave, Brooklyn, June 1-2

Andrea Monti at EIDIA House The Deconsumptionists semi-trailer Bushwick Open Studio weekend.

Andrea Monti's LOOSE ENDS
at The Deconsumptionists
23 Montieth St. Brooklyn, NY 11206 (One block south of Flushing Ave off Bushwick Ave) A project of EIDIA House & Plato's Cave for Bushwick Open Studios weekend eidiahouse@earthlink.net 646-226-6478 eidia.com/deconsumptionists Saturday / Sunday June 1-2, 2013 1-7pm Saturday opening reception 5-7pm
Performance: AKURUM 6pm
June 1-June 22, 2013
Hours 1-6pm, Thursday - Monday

EIDIA House is pleased to present Andrea Monti, the second artist exhibiting in The Deconsumptionists Art As Archive project space (a 48-foot semi-trailer trailer situated in a truck-yard in Bushwick Brooklyn.) Monti will open with an installation LOOSE ENDS, and performance, AKURUM, on Saturday June 1 during Bushwick Open Studios weekend.

LOOSE ENDS features new ink-jet prints and installations by Brooklyn-based artist Andrea Monti. The works on view, dwelling on the idea of the end - as in the end of a cultural trend, a political era, a particular medium, an artistic movement (not excluding the artwork itself) unable to reach their epilogue, loosely cycling through time, indefinitely delayed and never effectively tied-up. Many of the works in the exhibition borrow from pop culture iconography commenting on the power of object and image-the ability to transcend temporal constraints and enter the suspended realm of the collective imagery.

For the opening, Andrea Monti will premiere Akurum, a live performance in which he will assemble an IKEA 'base corner cabinet'. Once built, the piece will be added to the exhibition.

Andrea Monti is an Italian artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been shown at Jon Frum Art Foundation (NY/LA), White Box (NY), Eyebeam (NY), WG Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Damien Minton Gallery (Sidney, AU), among others. In collaboration with Elle Burchill, his current projects include Microscope Gallery, an art space in Brooklyn devoted to film, video and other time-based arts. montiandrea.com microscopegallery.com

EIDIA House invites fellow artists to create exhibitions within the trailer that focus on issues such as: the environment, the sociopolitical, free speech/art censorship, production/consumption and aesthetic research.

This year The Deconsumptionists trailer will be solar powered-'off the grid.' With the assistance of "Power Rockaways Resilience" solar wiz David Gibbs, EIDIA House will have installed a complete working solar array and electrical system.

This exhibition continues EIDIA House's exhibition initiative that evolved from the Plato's Cave (underground) series into a mobile, adaptable above ground archive and exhibition space. The Deconsumptionists trailer is conceptualized as a roaming art installation. The physicality of the trailer itself, with sleek rectangular project space offers a compelling opportunity for curators and artists to exhibit.

The Deconsumptionists, Art As Archive launched June 2012 in Bushwick, with its permanent installation of 171 boxes of art production, spanning three decades (each box is documented via digital photography.) EIDIA deems the trailer a recycled exhibition and events habitat, as part of the growing international "hybridized" arts spaces movement.

EIDIA is the collaborative artist team of Paul Lamarre and Melissa P. Wolf.



11. Dynasty Handbag, FF Alumn, at The Garage, San Francisco, CA, June 2-3, and more

Dear Disappointed in me "fans",

remember how I was sick with the crabs and lobsters last time I was there? WELL I AM NOT ANYMORE AND ITS TIME TO BRING THE RUCKUS THE MOTHERFUCKIN RUCKUS, or at least some snacks. BYO Ruckus.

Here are the shows:
new work!
SF Premier of Eternal Quadrangle Video!
Exorcise Class!
hella fun times!

June 2 & June 3 at
The Garage
715 Bryant Street @ 5th Street

these cancelled shows had sold out last time so get your tickies soon!!




June 5th
Wednesday June 5th 2013
6pm- FREE
SF Public Library, Koret Auditorium

Celebrate RADAR's 10th BIRTHDAY with superstars Dynasty Handbag, Thomas McBee, Maryam Rostami and Brian Freeman!




6/21/13 -6/24/13
Netherlands Shows
The Netherlands, Continental Europe, West Siiiiide:

friday 21/06 BLUSHING #3 @de PLAYER, Rotterdam
saturday 22/06 BLUSHING #3 @Kunstencenrum Belgie, Hasselt
sunday 22/06 BLUSHING #3 @Extrapool, Nijmegen GRANDE FINALE

OUfest LA
The Redcat, Los Angeles

Pleasure Dome
Toronto, Canadia

ALSO...have you seen this????
episodes 1-3 of "Song of the Wild" By Tim Harrington, produced by David Cross my hero!

Copyright (c) 2013 Dynasty Handbag, All rights reserved.
you are receiving this email because of your interest in Dynasty Handbag events

Our mailing address is:
Dynasty Handbag
14 Dunham place #7
Brooklyn, NY 11211



12. Louis Grenier, FF Alumn, now online at http://youtu.be/MC2zZ3ggeAc

Louis Grenier, FF Alumn, "Collector As Artist" video, 45 seconds, now online.
Sometimes to hang art, can be art.



13. Claire Jeanine Satin, FF Alumn, at The Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY

CLAIRE JEANINE SATIN has had a bookwork acquired by The Williamsburg Art & Historical Center, Brooklyn, NY, chosen by the founder and curator of the center Yuko Nii, for the permanent collection.



14. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, at Magazzino di Campo San Cassiano, Venice, Italy, opening May 30

As part of the official program of the 55th Venice Biennale of Art, Joseph Nechvatal will participate in an exhibition based on his book "Immersion Into Noise" entitled:
An exhibition organized by The De Arte Association

Curated by Marisa Vescovo
In collaboration with
Art critics Bruno Barsanti & Alessandro Carrer

Magazzino di Campo San Cassiano
Calle della Regina, 2254
Campo San Cassian, Venice, Italy

opening: May 30th 6-8 pm

details: http://www.dearteassociazione.org/www.dearteassociazione.org/De_Arte.html



15. Peter Gordon, FF Alumn, at Roulette, Brooklyn, June 5

Peter Gordon and his Love of Life Orchestra will be appearing at Roulette in Brooklyn on June 5 at 8pm,
performing the premiere of Gordon's "Symphony #5"




16. Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn, at Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, May 31

It Ain't the First Rodeo

Friday, May 31, 2013, 9 PM

Psycho-Geography Event
curated by Jill McDermid and Erik Hokanson

Grace Exhibition Space
840 Broadway, 2nd Fl
Brooklyn NY 11206

646 578 3402




Performances by:
Rosabelle Selavy, Daniel Deluca, Peter Dobill, and Thomas Albrecht



17. Larry Walczak, FF Alumn, at 91 Forrest Street, Brooklyn, une 1-2

As part of BUSHWICK OPEN STUDIOS on Saturday, June 1st & Sunday June 2nd I would like to invite you to the pop up exhibition called:


(entrance on 91 Forrest St. right across from English Kills gallery)
Bushwick, Brooklyn NY (close to Morgan Ave, stop on the L train)
hours are 12noon to 7pm both days

RECEPTION: Saturday, June 1st. 4-7pm with beer, wine & snacks

featuring the installation: 3 X 3 by LARRY WALCZAK
( 3 compositions with collage/paint of portraits of groups of 3 women)

also art by Romy Scheroder, Patrick Todd, Michael Pribich, Esperanza Cortes & Justin Amrhein



18. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, at Temescal Art Center, Oakland, CA, June 1

a ritual audience participation experience experiment

The Long-Running Underground Hit!

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


Saturday, June 1, 2013

511 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94609-2058

For more information
Call: 510-526-7858

2013 Dates!

Saturday, August 3, 2013
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Saturday, October 5 , 2013
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Downloadable poster here:




19. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, at Branded Saloon, Brooklyn, May 29

Dear Friends,

The date is fast approaching for the May edition of Weird Wednesday. Have you heard the word? May is weird string month and I'll be presenting new music for weird strings featuring guest artists Ben Simon and Hans Tammen and introducing the new monthly segment "60 Seconds of Weirdness".

Ben Simon will play a set of songs on his homemade one-man-band guitar. Components in the guitar include: a Yamaha keyboard from 1990, Boss dr rhythm drum machine from 1986, novelty sound effects, mic, mixer, reverb and 20 watt Pignose amp.

Hans Tammen, guitarist, composer and MAX wizzard produces rapid-fire juxtapositions of radically contrastive and fascinating noises with his "Endangered Guitar". From micro-polyphonic timbres and textures, and aggressive sonic eruptions to quiet pulses and barely audible sounds be prepared for an otherworldly sonic journey.

As always there will be a little offering from yours truly, curator, host and chief weirdo Terry Dame. I'll probably break out some Barps for weird string night and may have a secret special guest or two. All the excitement starts at 8pm at The Branded Saloon in Prospect Heights. Come on down, don't be scared. All required safety gear will be provided. In addition to amazing and weird entertainment there is delicious comfort food, great beer and lovely people at the Branded too!
I promise it will be Odd & Fantastic!

Terry Dame's Weird Wednesday Episode 5
May 29th 8pm
Branded Saloon
603 Vanderbilt Ave @Bergen St.
Prospect Heights, Bk

HANS TAMMEN creates sounds that have been described as an alien world of bizarre textures and a journey through the land of unending sonic operations. He produces rapid-fire juxtapositions of radically contrastive and fascinating noises, with micropolyphonic timbres and textures, aggressive sonic eruptions, but also quiet pulses and barely audible sounds - through means of his "Endangered Guitar"and interactive software programming, by working with the room itself, and, as a critic observed, with his "...fingers stuck in a high voltage outlet". Signal To Noise called his works "...a killer tour de force of post-everything guitar damage", All Music Guide recommended him: "...clearly one of the best experimental guitarists to come forward during the 1990s."

BEN SIMON is an instrument builder, woodworker, composer, performer and experienced music teacher. He has built guitars and bass guitars, keyboards, thumb pianos, tongue drums and many experimental instruments. He toured France and Italy twice with instruments he built. Ben employs circuit bending (the art of modifying electronics such as keyboards, drum machines, children's toys, etc.) by adding switches and dials to the instruments' circuitry to produce sounds they were not designed to make.www.bensimonmusic.com/

TERRY DAME (host/curator) is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, instrument inventor and mad scientist. Mastermind behind the invented instrument ensemble Electric Junkyard Gamelan and it's solo offshoot ElectronGong. Dame has been delivering original musical innovation to NYC audiences since 1985.
"Terry Dame is one of those eccentric musicians for whom composing isn't enough, she has to create new instruments as well. A downtown fixture." (Time Out NY)

Next Weird Wednesday show: June 26th...Weird Percussion
featuring Daniel Jodacy and Eric Farber. Two sets from two guys with two suitcases full of odd percussion instruments.

*If you are receiving this email it is because you signed a mailing list of Terry Dame or Electric Junkyard Gamelan and are a fan of new music, invented instruments and creative experimentation. If this does not describe you and you wish to be removed please send a kind email with subject:Please remove to terry@electricjunkyardgamelan.com and asked to be removed. I will do so as soon as is humanly possible for me. Thanks for your consideration.



20. Andy Warhol, FF Alumn, at Teylers Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands, opening May 31

Teylers Museum presents Andy Warhol. Unknown early drawings

Andy Warhol. Unknown early drawings
Teylers Museum

Femke Gerritsma
Phone: +31235160971
Teylers Museum
Spaarne 16
2011 CH Haarlem
The Netherlands Info
1 June to 1 September 2013

Opening with Daniel Blau:
Friday 31 May

The coming summer, the Print Room of Teylers Museum will be showing over 50 hitherto unknown early drawings by one of the most important artists of the 20th century: Andy Warhol (1928-1987). These works are among the 300-odd 'new' Warhol drawings that were found, more or less by chance, in the archives of the Warhol Foundation in 2011. This discovery offers a fascinating insight into the artist before he became the 'Prince of Pop Art'.

The 1950s
The recently discovered works date from the 1950s, from the earliest days of Warhol's career. The drawings were executed in pen and ink, in clear contours, most show children and young people, alone or in groups. Some of them resemble the work he was doing in this period as a fashion illustrator and advertising designer. Some recall the expressive style of German and Austrian artists from the early twentieth century, such as Egon Schiele, George Grosz and Otto Dix. Others rather point forward to Warhol's later paintings. Most were based on photographs or magazine illustrations. It is fascinating to discover that he was already producing works in series at this time. Warhol printed the drawings while they were still wet, creating reverse-image copies of them.

Chance discovery
In total, over 300 'new' Warhol drawings were found, more or less by chance. In 1990 they were stored away at the Andy Warhol Foundation in New York as 'archival material'. The German gallery-owner Daniel Blau discovered them in pristine state in 2011 and realized their importance. Earlier this year, this exhibition was on view at the Louisiana Museum in Copenhagen; it will later tour to the Graphische Sammlung in Munich. Teylers Museum is exhibiting a selection of Warhol's finest early drawings in the intimate setting of the Print Room, from 1 June to 1 September 2013.

Editorial note / not for publication
For more information and/or images, please contact Femke Gerritsma, Public Affairs Department, Tel. +31 (0)23 516 0971 (direct) or Tel. +31 (0)23 516 0960 (general) or pers@teylersmuseum.nl.



21. Dread Scott, FF Alumn, at Revolution Books, Manhattan, June 4

In October my performance Dread Scott: Decision premiered at BAM as part of the 30th anniversary Next Wave Festival. I will be discussing this work on Tuesday June 4, 7pm at Revolution Books in NYC. Andy Zee, spokesperson for Revolution Books will discuss the project with me.

The performance was a visceral look at American democracy's foundation in slavery. In the artwork, nude Black men were controlled by live German Shepherd dogs while I read the text of the 1857 Supreme Court "Dred Scott decision," which read in part, that Black people were "so far inferior, that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect." The audience was an integral element of the performance and had to walk through the line of Black men to get to a voting booth where they faced an ethical question related to the legacy of slavery.

I will show video footage of the performance. I will be joined in conversation by director Mallory Catlett, and performers Lawrence Graham Brown and Roc Belizaire who performed the piece with me.

This conversation will be the first of a new Revolution Books series hosted by Andy Zee: "A Culture of Revolt... Revolutionary Art-Discussions on Creating a Liberating Culture."

Suggested donation $5, to support Revolution Books.

Tuesday June 4, 7pm

Revolution Books
146 W. 26th Street (between 6th & 7th Ave.)
New York, NY

more info: 212-691-3345
If you are in NYC, I hope to see you at the talk.





22. Eleanor Antin, Ida Applebroog, Jenny Holzer, FF Alumns, at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Manhattan, opening June 1

One Hundred and Forty Characters
June 1 - August 2, 2013
Opening: Saturday, June 1, 6 - 8 pm

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts is pleased to present One Hundred and Forty Characters, a group show of works dating from the early '70s through the present. All of the artists included in the exhibition incorporate text into their visual language.

In our instinctual effort to communicate with other human beings, we call upon both imagery and language to convey everything from our simplest animal needs to the most intricate complexities of the human psyche. Where one falls short, the other compensates. Though the platforms for communication have expanded in tandem with our technological advancements, the urge to relay an age-old content remains unchanged. From cave drawings to Egyptian hieroglyphs, through frescos and illuminated manuscripts, all the way to emoticon ridden tweets, we find visual images and/or the written word interwoven in our fabric of communication.

Not unlike an artist mixing paint, forming metal, or sculpting clay, letters can be broken down, re-built, and manipulated to create a unique commentary. This malleability of language is evident in the work of Joe Amrhein, Nancy Chunn, Arakawa and Sarah Hotchkiss. Joe Amrhein, a former sign painter by trade, physically layers pristinely painted multilingual words on mylar, representing in space the density of language. In 9/11 (2002-2004) and Sins of the Father (2002), Nancy Chunn deceptively employs cartoony pictograms and short phrases to convey disturbing subject matter. Her symbols simultaneously call to mind Egyptian hieroglyphs and modern day emoticons, linking a seemingly vapid present to a formative past. Arakawa, in his series The Mechanism of Meaning, challenges the viewers to test their perceived mental and physical boundaries. In Bound By Gravity We Imagine The Next Million Years (2011), Sarah Hotchkiss acknowledges the inevitability of time passing and the sense of humor and imagination necessary to cope with it.

Many artists in the exhibition derive their written material from outside sources, recontextualizing and ultimately repurposing the content. Sophie Miyamoto's video,When the Angel of Death Kicks the Bucket of Life (2012), pairs an excerpt from a 1958 reading of "Finnegan's Wake" with a phonetic spelling of the text flashing across the screen. The pitch shifting present in the audio recording is a result of the natural decay of the discarded cassette. Christine Hill's hand-painted retro grocery posters, containing motivational quotes from a diverse selection of great minds from Bertrand Russell to Azar Nafisi, bring philosophy into the familiar realm of the marketplace. Bruce Pearson encrypts text mined from the mass media and the internet into thickly constructed and painted Styrofoam panels. The weight of the textural surface gives the words a physicality and depth that echoes their meaning. Jenny Holzer's recontextualization of impactful language, sifted from various sources and placed on a variety of materials including benches, buildings, T-shirts and stickers, incorporates language and art into the public sphere. Viewers can pass by completely unaware, or stop and contemplate the often disorienting text. Eleanor Antin's Library Science (1971), which appropriates library classification systems in order to categorize contemporary women, analyzes the way culture influences how we codify our surroundings.

Other artists in the exhibition use a combination of text and imagery to holistically explore the inner most crevices of their own psyches; the audience becomes engaged in what feels like an intimate dialogue. Ida Applebroog captures the deeply personal, yet painfully universal, with jarring phrases often incorporated into cartoonish images. The two mediums work to create an unsettling air, one enhancing the seriousness of the other. Stephanie Van Zandt Nelson opens up her private sphere to the public in her personal diaries, which she diligently kept throughout the course of her disquieted life. Edwin Schlossberg presents a series of poems which are cut into brass stencils. Hung away from the wall, the plates create shadows of the text, prompting the viewer to contemplate the context and how it changes the meaning of the words. The seemingly more detached statements painted by Bob and Roberta Smith are based on personal events, revealing the undercurrents that link all human experience. These artists explore the confluence of image and the written word, as an evolving tool of communication.

The exhibition is curated by staff members Scott Vincent Campbell and Amy Silver.

A press kit is available from http://bit.ly/13g1c2k

An opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 1st from 6-8. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10-6. Monday by appointment. July hours are Monday through Thursday, 10-6. Friday 10-3. For more information, contact Amy Silver at (212) 226-3232 or amy@feldmangallery.com



23. Julie Tolentino, FF Alumn, at El Tovar Place, West Hollywood, CA, June 2

June 2 INSTALL: WEHO presents

"The Unsung. The Malcontent. The Weirdos. The Invisible. The Non-Monogamous. The Enduring. The Beloved Wretcheds of the Earth: I Want to Give You Devotion"

-Julie Tolentino's private disco manifesto/ installation with Pigpen, Punk Ass Queers and Friends

El Tovar Place in West Hollywood



24. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, at Socrates Sculpture Park, Astoria, Queens, June 21

With Mama Donna Henes, Urban Shaman

Description: A sizzling celebration of summer and sun on the longest day of the year. A family friendly event.
Bring kids, dogs, drums, percussions and plenty of rousing spirit.

When: JUNE 21, FRIDAY, 7:30PM

Cost: FREE
Contact: For info & reservations:

* Unofficial Commissioner of Public Spirit of NYC. - The New Yorker
* For 35 years Ms. Henes has been putting city folk in touch with Mother Earth. - New York Times
* Part performance artist, part witch, part social director for planet earth. - The Village Voice
* A-List exorcist!" - NY Post
* The Original crystal-packing mama. - NY Press

Donna Henes is an internationally renowned urban shaman, contemporary ceremonialist, spiritual teacher, award-winning author, popular speaker and workshop leader whose joyful celebrations of celestial events have introduced ancient traditional rituals and contemporary ceremonies to millions of people in more than 100 cities since 1972. She has published four books, a CD, an acclaimed Ezine and writes for The Huffington Post, Beliefnet and UPI Religion and Spirituality Forum. A noted ritual expert, she serves as a ritual consultant for the television and film industry. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, maintains a ceremonial center, spirit shop, ritual practice and consultancy in Exotic Brooklyn, NY where she works with individuals, groups, institutions, municipalities and corporations to create meaningful ceremonies for every imaginable occasion.

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Mama Donna's Tea Garden & Healing Haven
PO Box 380403
Exotic Brooklyn, New York, NY 11238-0403
Phone: 718/857-1343
Email: CityShaman@aol.com




25. Brooke Singer, FF Alumn, at Bronx River Art Center, The Bronx, opening May 31


Process and Progress 5: Brooke Singer, SLO Architecture, NYC Department of City Planning, 596 Acres, BRAC's Teen Project Studio
I will have photographs from my Sites Unseen series in this exhibition that opens on Friday, May 31 at BRAC. If you are in the city and free, I would love to see you there!

The reception is 6-9pm at 305 E. 140th Street, #1A, Bronx, NY 10454.

Here is a bit about it: Process and Progress 5: Brooke Singer, SLO Architecture, NYC Department of City Planning, 596 Acres and BRAC's Teen Project Studio highlights strategies employed by architects, artists, urban planners, neighborhood activists, and local youth to articulate and improve the environmental and infrastructure challenges that face our South Bronx community. This exhibition expands the traditional notions of what an "art exhibition space" is by incorporating a diverse group of voices to enhance and enrich complex conversations about the role of art, community organizing, and urban planning within our borough and beyond



26. Karen Shaw, FF Alumn, at The Katonah Museum, NY, July 27


I am in this very interesting show at the Katonah Museum. I will be speaking about my work on July 27 at 1 PM. I hope you can come.

All the best,


Remix Gallery Talks with Artists and Curators
1:00 pm

Sunday, June 30 - Learn about the many types of collage art in the Remix exhibition, with Pavel Zoubok and Rachael Lawe, curators from the International Collage Center.

Saturday, July 27 - Meet collage artists Max Greis and Karen Shaw as they discuss their work with the Remix curators.



27. Peculiar Works Project, FF Alumns, at the James A. Farley Post Office, Manhattan, June 7-23

MANNA-HATA, an immersive theatrical experience through NYC history at the Farley Post Office

Peculiar Works Project is thrilled to present the world premiere of their next site specific theatrical event, MANNA-HATA,
written by Barry Rowell, directed by Mr. Rowell and Kathleen Amshoff at the James A. Farley Post Office (425
Eighth Avenue; enter on West 31st Street, just west of 8th Avenue). Previews begin on Friday, June 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 23. Opening Night is Monday, June 10 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Thursday - Sunday at 7 PM, with an added performance on Monday, June 10 at 7 PM. Tickets, which are $18, are available by calling 866-811-4111 or at peculiarworks.org.

MANNA-HATA (from the indigenous Lenape tribe's name for the island) is the extraordinary story of the transformation of New York City from a small island to a booming metropolis. Featuring famous scoundrels (Peter Stuyvesant, Boss Tweed, Robert Moses); artistic legends (Walt Whitman, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Dorothy Parker); and other beloved City figures (Emily Roebling, Jane Jacobs, Shirley Chisholm), MANNA-HATA shares tales of graft, oppression, and violence, as well as stories, poems and songs of love dedicated to the Great City herself. This site-specific, multi-disciplinary retelling of the creation of Gotham leads audiences on an epic adventure through the landmarked Farley Post Office, home of the future Moynihan Station, uncovering the most compelling stories of the City's 400-year history. MANNA-HATA uncovers the vibrant, compelling legacy of NYC and the tenacious New York character. The 21-member cast will be playing all of the live music for the show and over 100 roles.


Barry Rowell
Co-Artistic Director
Peculiar Works Project
595 Broadway, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10012-3222
c: 917-656-5104
p/f: 212-529-3626

The OBIE award-winning Peculiar Works Project creates, develops and presents original multi-disciplinary performances that are accessible and fun for diverse audiences. Since 1993, we've performed in unconventional spaces because we believe unique sites impact our work, the work in turn impacts the site, and audiences then experience both in surprising new ways. We encourage collaboration, experimentation and a rebel spirit in artists by providing them with the tools and opportunities necessary to develop new alternative performances. We have presented site-specific productions in landmark buildings, gutted storefronts and other peculiar sites throughout NYC.



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller