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1. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, at Institute of Visual Arts, Milwaukee, WI, opening June 7

Martha Wilson
June 7 - August 11, 2013
Opening Reception: June 7, 5-8PM with Artist Talk at 7PM

With wit and satire, Martha Wilson has been creating art about identity, freedom of expression, and social responsibility for over 40 years. This survey exhibition includes photography, video, artists books, archival material and performance to highlight her groundbreaking efforts.

INOVA located at Kenilworth Square East
2155 North Prospect Avenue, Milwaukee, WI
Wednesday - Sunday, 12-5 and Thursdays, 12-8
Always Free Admission

Martha Wilson is a traveling exhibition organized and circulated by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York. Guest curator for the exhibition is Peter Dykhuis. The exhibition, tour, and catalogue are made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, the ICI Board of Trustees, and ICI Benefactors Barbara and John Robinson.



2. Marina Abramović, Eleanor Antin, Anne Bean, Colette, Disband, Rose English, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Simone Forti, Coco Fusco, Rimma Gerlovina & Valeriy Gerlovin, Kate Gilmore, Mona Hatoum, Sanja Iveković, Joan Jonas, Tina Keane, Leslie Labowitz, Suzanne Lacy, Ana Mendieta, Linda Montano, Charlotte Moorman, Lorraine O'Grady, Hannah O'Shea, Yoko Ono, Howardena Pindell, Yvonne Rainer, Àngels Ribé, Martha Rosler, Carolee Schneemann, Miriam Sharon, Bonnie Ora Sherk, Barbara T. Smith, Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth M. Stevens, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Cecilia Vicuña, The Waitresses, Hannah Wilke and Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Germany, opening June 21

re.act.feminism #2 - a performing archive finally returns to Berlin and will be on show at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin (Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin) from 22 June to 18 August 2013!

Please join us for the opening on 21 June 2013, 7 pm
Or send your friends and spread the word!

re.act.feminism #2 - a performing archive is a multi-annual performance and exhibition project travelling through Europe since 2011. It will now be presented in an extended form at its final destination, Berlin. The core of the exhibition is a mobile archive and work unit that contains more than 250 videos, photographs and other documents of gender-orientated, feminist and queer performance art. This transnational and cross-generational project includes works from the 1960s until the early 1980s and recent years from Eastern and Western Europe, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, the USA and several Latin American countries.

In the 1960s and 1970s, performance developed into an independent and experimental art form that is both testing the limits of artistic expression and rebelling against the predominance of the object and formalism in art. Performance operates at the borders of society, art and politics and has regained visibility and attention in the recent decade.

The main goals of the project are to go beyond the canon of a few internationally established artists in order to stress the diversity of performative strategies and practices in different countries and to highlight the complex relationship between live performances, their traces and documents, and their reception.

On its route through Europe, where the archive has been presented in different ways, it was expanded through local research and scholarly cooperation. The Berlin exhibition brings these results together and includes an additional open space for lectures, performances, workshops, screenings and other formats, which are inspired by the archive's content and further its exploration. The open space serves as a public work space for Berlin based artist groups, student seminars of universities and art academies, and the re.act.feminism jour fixe for joint viewing and conversations. It is also open for self-organised workshops or events with a thematic connection to re.act.feminism (www.reactfeminism.org / please contact us as from 22.06.2013, info@reactfeminism.org).

The participating artists as presented at Akademie der Künste, Berlin:

Ebtisam Abdulaziz AE, Marina Abramović RS/USA, Helena Almeida PT, Eleanor Antin USA, Arahmaiani ID, Malin Arnell SE/DE, Oreet Ashery IL/UK, Augusta Atla DK, Margarita Azurdia, GT, Antonia Baehr DE, Maja Bajević BA/FR/DE, Anne Bean UK, Anat Ben-David IL/UK, Renate Bertlmann AT, Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz DE, Nisrine Boukhari SY, Marijs Boulogne BE, Tania Bruguera CU/USA, Nancy Buchanan USA, Maris Bustamante MX, Cabello/Carceller ES, Shirley Cameron/Monica Ross/Evelyn Silver UK, Graciela Carnevale AR, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha KR/USA, Helen Chadwick UK, Chicks on Speed DE, Lygia Clark BR, Mary Coble DK, Colette USA, Cooltūristės LT, Corpus Deleicti ES, Nieves Correa ES, Laura Cottingham USA, Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen DK, Katrina Daschner DE/AT, Vlasta Delimar HR, Carola Dertnig AT, Teresa María Díaz Nerio DO/NL, Disband USA, Ines Doujak AT, Orshi Drozdik HU, Yingmei Duan CN/DE, Kirsten Dufour DK, Diamela Eltit CL, Rose English UK, VALIE EXPORT AT, F.F.F.F. EST, Factory of Found Clothes RU, Liliana Felipe/Jesusa Rodriguez MX, Esther Ferrer ES, Les filles Föllen ES, Rose Finn-Kelcey UK, Angelika Fojtuch PL, Simone Forti IT/USA, Coco Fusco USA/CU, (e.) Twin Gabriel DE, Regina José Galindo GT, Anna Bella Geiger BR, Rimma Gerlovina & Valeriy Gerlovin RU, Patrycja German PL, Ghazel IR/FR, Kate Gilmore USA, Trine Mee Sook Gleerup DK, Mona Hatoum LB/UK/DE, Lynn Hershman USA, High Heel Sisters DK/NO/SE, María Teresa Hincapié CO, Nan Hoover USA/DE, Icelandic Love Corporation IS, Sanja Iveković HR, Elżbieta Jabłońska PL, Françoise Janicot FR, Joan Jonas USA, Anne Jud CH/DE/USA, Birgit Jürgenssen AT, Kirsten Justesen DK, Kanonklubben/Damebilleder DK, Line Skywalker Karlström SE, Tina Keane UK, Maria Klonaris/Katerina Thomadaki FR/GR, Jakob Lena Knebl A, Verica Kovacevska MK, Elena Kovylina RU, Katarzyna Kozyra PL, Christina Kubisch DE, Kvinder på Værtshus (Women down the pub) DK, Verena Kyselka DE, Nicola L FR/USA, Latifa Laâbissi FR, Leslie Labowitz USA, Suzanne Lacy USA, Katalin Ladik SR/HU, Sigalit Landau IL, Klara Lidén SE, Kalup Linzy USA, Natalia LL PL, Léa Lublin AR, Manon CH, Jumana Manna USA, MaraM IT, María Evelia Marmolejo CO, Muda Mathis CH, Dóra Maurer HU, Mónica Mayer MX, Ana Mendieta CU/USA, Marta Minujín AR, Fina Miralles ES, Molly and Me DK/UK, Linda Montano USA, Charlotte Moorman USA, Teresa Murak PL, Sands Murray-Wassink NL, Mwangi Hutter KE/DE, Narcissister USA, Rabbya Naseer & Hurmat Ul Ain PK, Senga Nengudi USA, Les Nyakes ES, Lorraine O'Grady USA, Hannah O'Shea UK, Itziar Okariz ES, Paulina Ołowska & Lucy McKenzie PL/UK, Yoko Ono JP/USA, ORLAN FR, Tanja Ostojić RS/DE, Funda Özgünaydin DE, Gina Pane IT/FR, Letícia Parente BR, Ewa Partum PL/DE, Jillian Peña USA, Performance Saga (Andrea Saemann CH & Katrin Grögel DE), Friederike Pezold AT, Howardena Pindell USA, Mariuccia Pisani USA/IT, Polvo de Gallina Negra MX, Pussy Riot RU, Yvonne Rainer USA, Egle Rakauskaite LT, Jytte Rex DK, Àngels Ribé ES, La Ribot ES, Ulrike Rosenbach DE, Martha Rosler USA, Boryana Rossa BU, María Ruido ES, Raeda Saadeh PS, Estíbaliz Sábada ES, Andrea Saemann CH, Zorka Ságlová CZ, Les Salonnières ES, Christine Schlegel DE, Cornelia Schleime DE, Carolee Schneemann USA, Schwarze Schokolade DE, Stefanie Seibold DE/AT, Miriam Sharon IL/FR, Bonnie Ora Sherk USA, Barbara T. Smith USA, Cornelia Sollfrank DE, Antonieta Sosa VE, Spiderwoman Theater USA, Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth M. Stevens USA, Sandra Sterle HR, Gabriele Stötzer DE, Annika Ström SE/UK, Melati Suryodarmo ID/DE, Anna Szwajgier & Zorka Wollny PL, Jinoos Taghizadeh IR, Milica Tomić RS, Mare Tralla EE/UK, Teresa Tyszkiewicz PL/FR, Mierle Laderman Ukeles USA, Valie Export Society EE, Cecilia Vicuña CL, The Waitresses USA, Faith Wilding USA, Hannah Wilke USA, Martha Wilson USA, Julita Wójcik PL, Nil Yalter EG/FR, Yeni & Nan VE

A project by cross links e.V., Berlin Curated by Bettina Knaup and Beatrice Ellen Stammer

Organised in cooperation with Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Galerija Miroslav Kraljević, Zagreb, Croatia. Instytut Sztuki Wyspa, Gdansk, Poland. Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark. Tallinna Kunstihoone, Tallinn, Estonia. Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona, Spain. Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany. Live Art Development Agency, London, England

re.act.feminism #2 is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation
Further funding by ERSTE foundation and Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen/ ifa



3. John Kelly, FF Alumn, at Joes Pub, June 16-July 14

John Kelly sings 'Rebel Songs of a Range Queen'

John Kelly returns to Joe's Pub for four performances ~ June 16 & 30, July 7 & 14 Sunday nights at 7:30 ~ songs old & new

Visual artist, dancer, actor and downtown cabaret artist John Kelly will be performing Rebel Songs of a Range Queen, including songs by Kurt Weill, Charles Aznavour, Mr. Bungle, Richard Rogers, Holcombe Waller, Joanna Newsome, The Clash, & The Shins.

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Rebel Songs of a Range Queen will display Kelly's 3-octave voice as a weathered, genre-traipsing punk altar boy, as the rebellious, orphaned sage. Music Director Benjamin Ickies will play accordion and piano, backed up by a brass section. Each concert will have a guest singer, including Carol Lipnik and Dudley Saunders. A portion of the proceeds will go to the ongoing Hurricane Sandy Relief.

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4. Bryan Zanisnik, FF Alumn, selected for Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program, 2013-14

Bryan Zanisnik selected for Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program 2013 - 2014.

The Artist Studio Program was launched in 2000 in response to the crisis in availability of affordable workspace for artists living and working in New York City. The program normally provides artists working in all visual arts media a free private studio space accessible 24/7 and a $5,000 fellowship (dependent upon funding). The program does not provide living space. Artists also have access to three shared common areas: a state-of-the-art digital production lab; a fabrication shop; and a kitchen/lounge area. Each year, Smack Mellon convenes a panel of arts professionals to select the artists from over 600 applicants. Smack Mellon hosts two Open Studios events annually, as well as sponsored visits from curators, critics and gallerists, which provide significant exposure and invaluable career building opportunities.

The panelists this year were: Andria Hickey, Associate Curator, Public Art Fund; Naima J. Keith, Assistant Curator, Studio Museum in Harlem; and Hrag Vartanian, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief, Hyperallergic. Preliminary panelists were: Susan Graham, Liz Magic Laser, Cheryl Molnar, and Ivan Monforte, artists.



5. G Douglas Barrett, FF Alumn, now online at http://www.recessart.org/activities/7725.

G Douglas Barrett is featured as a Critical Writing Fellow at Recess Activities gallery (New York). His essay "Speaking Volumes: On Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson's Volumes for Sound at Recess" can be accessed via Recess here: http://www.recessart.org/activities/7725.



6. Michel Auder, FF Alumn, at Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland, opening June 8, and more

Office Baroque is very pleased to announce Michel Auder's solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Basel

Michel Auder
Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder
Kunsthalle Basel
9 June - 25 August 2013
Opening Saturday 8 june

A Frenchman living in New York since 1969, Michel Auder was among the first artists working with video. His first extensive individual exhibition in Switzerland takes place at Kunsthalle Basel. Entitled Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder, the exhibition aims at presenting the entire span of Auder's rich oeuvre, revisiting the variety of formats he explored that range between a video diary and documentary and involve appropriation of commercial TV broadcasts - introducing Michel Auder in all diverse roles he continues to play as the cameraman, director, editor and producer of his own film and video works since the late 1960s until today.

Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder
9 June - 25 August 2013
Kunsthalle Basel
Steinenberg 7
CH-4051 Basel


Michel Auder
The Cat Show (curated by Rhonda Lieberman), White Columns, New York, USA, 14 June - 20 July 2013
Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland, 9 June - 25 August 2013



7. Carmelita Tropicana, Ela Troyano, Taylor Mac, FF Alumns, at Colony Theater, Miami Beach, FL, June 15-16

FUNDarte presents Post-Plastica Miami 2013, by Carmelita Tropicana and Ela Troyano
Saturday, June 15th, Colony Theater, Miami Beach

written by Carmelita Tropicana and Ela Troyano
Directed by Ela Troyano

Part live performance, part film, part diva, part botox, Post Plastica a glimpse into a future in which celebrity culture has pitched a battle between the primacy of virtual and artistic lives; in which revolutionaries keep secret bees underground; and in which a half-woman half-bear scientist battles the despotic ruling CEO.

Tickets are $30 and $25 for students/seniors and may be purchased at fundarte.us or ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000 or in-person at the Colony Theatre box office (305) 674-1040.
Festival Pass $60.

Out in the Tropics: a LGBTQ Contemporary Performing Arts Festival
June 13 - 16, 2013 - Miami Beach

Out in the Tropics, a LGBTQ Contemporary performing arts festival, brings a full range of award-winning, contemporary LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) artists and arts events to Miami, June 13 - 16, 2013. Now presenting its Fourth Season, Out in the Tropics has a great line-up for 2013, including:

Thursday, June 13 at 7:00 pm at the Miami Beach LGBT Visitor's Center, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach
Opening Kick Off Event - FREE!
Artists' reception and bilingual panel discussion with OITT Festival artists Taylor Mac, Carmelita Tropicana, Nelda Castillo and Mariela Brito

Friday, June 14 at 8:30 pm at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.
"Cubalandia" by El Ciervo Encantado and "The 20th Century Show" by Taylor Mac

Direct from Cuba: El Ciervo Encantado presents "Cubalandia" a hilariously profound interactive performance by Cuba's outrageously daring and controversial Lesbian Feminist theater collective addressing the social and political conditions of present-day Cuba. Presented in Spanish with English supertitles.

Capitalist Republic of the CUC
Socialist Republic of the Cuban Peso
CDR # 666, Lázaro de Loyola
As a result of the reorganization of the Cuban economy, a new character bursts into the national scene: the entrepreneur. She's optimistic and funny!
Yara La China (Chinese Yara) has three licences and all the necessary protection: a photo of Fidel and Raul, and an Indian who can counteract witchery and spells. Yara offers excursion packages payable in the two existing Cuban currencies, and gives advise on strategies to recover what has been spent. To travel with her to Varadero, Viñales, Trinidad or Santiago de Cuba is always an investment. Her offer is unique, a bargain. To illustrate her itineraries she's chosen a fragmented map of the island: Her business is the country itself, and her potential clients are the Cuban pedestrians themselves; an incisive and ironic joke, showing a reality where to take any action is impossible for the large majority, who are victims of the dual currency and the meagre salaries.
Cubalandia is a stark, unadorned but hilarious look at today's Cuba.

Resultado del proceso de reordenamiento actual de la economía cubana irrumpe, de manera esperanzadora y festiva, en el ámbito nacional, el personaje de la cuentapropista.
Yara La China tiene tres licencias y todos los amparos: una foto de Fidel y Raúl y un indio pa' los malos ojos. Yara oferta excursiones en las dos monedas circulantes en Cuba y, en cada propuesta, alerta sobre las estrategias de recuperación de lo gastado. Viajar con ella a Varadero, Viñales, Trinidad o Santiago de Cuba es siempre una inversión. La suya es una oferta redonda, única, una ganga. Para ilustrar sus itinerarios escoge un mapa
fragmentado de la Isla: su negocio es el país mismo y sus clientes potenciales son los propios cubanos de a pie, lo cual constituye un punzante juego irónico con una realidad donde la posibilidad de vacacionar es un imposible para la gran mayoría victima de la dualidad monetaria y magros salarios.
Cubalandia propone una mirada descarnada y sin afeites por el camino del choteo a la Cuba de hoy.
Su creación abre un grupo de interrogantes sobre el sujeto y su relación con el medio. La actriz camina por el filo de una navaja. Vender un país es, sin duda, un acto desesperado de supervivencia

This performance will be immediately followed by Taylor Mac...

"The 20th Century Show," by Taylor Mac - Friday, June 14th at The Colony Theater, Miami Beach

From New York: the inimitable and wildly flamboyant Taylor Mac presents his latest work "The 20th Century Show," an incredible visual feast and concert consisting of one song from each decade of the 20th Century (plus two encores) presented as "a performance ritual to help the audience let go of the 20th century and move into the 21st."

Taylor Mac is a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, and sometime director and producer. TimeOut New York has called him, "One of the most exciting theater artists of our time" and American Theater Magazine says, "Mac is one of this country's most heroic and disarmingly funny playwrights."

Saturday, June 15 at 8:30 pm at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.
"Cubalandia" by El Ciervo Encantando and "Post-Plástica Miami 2013" by Carmelita Tropicana and Ela Troyano

Direct from Cuba: El Ciervo Encantado presents "Cubalandia" a hilariously profound interactive performance by Cuba's outrageously daring and controversial Lesbian Feminist theater collective addressing the social and political conditions of present-day Cuba. Presented in Spanish with English supertitles. This performance will be immediately followed by:

From New York: the hilarious Cuban-American diva of queer comedy Carmelita Tropicana presents "Post Plastica Miami 2013" in collaboration with New York based filmmaker Ela Troyano. Part live performance, part video installation, "Post Plastica Miami 2013" offers a glimpse into a future in which celebrity culture has pitched a battle between the primacy of virtual and artistic lives; in which revolutionaries keep bees in a secret underground; and in which a half-woman, half-bear scientist has gained the upper hand...

Sunday, June 16th at 4:30 pm at the Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach.
"Verde Verde" a film by Enrique Pineda Barnet.

The riveting, highly controversial Cuban film "Verde Verde," directed by Enrique Pineda Barnet explores issues of gay male identity and homophobia in contemporary Cuba. Presented in Spanish with English subtitles. Miami-based actor Carlos Miguel Caballero, one of the protagonists, will be in attendance to introduce the film.

Sunday, June 16th at 8:00 pm at the Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach.
Well-Strung in Concert

An all-new kind of boy band! The all-male gay singing string quartet Well-Strung features classical musicians who sing, putting their own spin on the music of Mozart, Vivaldi, Rihanna, Adele, Lady Gaga, and more!

Venues and Tickets:

Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
Tickets are $30 and $25 for students/seniors and may be purchased at fundarte.us or ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000 or in-person at the Colony Theatre box office (305) 674-1040.

For additional information about the festival, visit FUNDarte.us.

Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
Tickets $10/$9 students/seniors & $8 MBC Members
Please contact MBC directly http://mbcinema.com/ or call (305) 67-FILMS (673-4567)

For additional information about the event or the festival, visit fundarte.us or call 305.316.6165

Other activities, such as free workshops, receptions, post-performance parties and other events will be happening during this weekend-long celebration of contemporary GLTBQ artists. For more information on Out in the Tropics, please email us at info@fundarte.us, on facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/outinthetropics call us at 305.316.6165, or visit our website at www.fundarte.us

FUNDarte is a multidisciplinary non-profit organization, founded and directed by Ever Chavez, dedicated to producing, presenting, and promoting music, theatre, dance, film and visual arts that speak to Miami's diverse cultures.

Support for Out in the Tropics comes in part from the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; the City of Miami Beach Arts Gala Program; the GLBT Community Project Funds at The Miami Foundation, in partnership with the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force; The University of Miami, Glassworks Multimedia; Romaldesign, The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald; KCC Productions, MiamiArtzine and The Deauville Hotel.

High-resolution images are available upon request
More about El Ciervo Encantado at TeatroCiervo.com
More about Taylor Mac Performance at TaylorMac.net
More about Carmelita Tropicana CarmelitaTropicana.com
Verde Verde Trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R_mae4B9iU
More about Well-Strung well-strung.com



8. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, June news


Hi All

I had fantastic residencies this spring at Wake Forest University, Miami University and Ohio WEsleyan just back from Univ of Hawaii performance project and Australia residency at Monash University! Big piece on me in the Melbourne , Australia daily paper THE AGE

Excited about my performance workshop residency in NYC June 24-28 at the New Museum.
The workshop sold out really quick and we will create an ensemble devised piece that will be performed at the New Museum June 28 . Both the interview in The Age and all info on workshops are below. One of the amazing performers I worked with at Ohio Wesleyan is pictured for the New Museum project!

cheers, Tim

Miller's art of activism tackles homophobic prohibition in US
The Age, Melbourne, Australia
March 20, 2013
by Cameron Woodhead

Tim Miller's plays looks at barriers for gay couples. Photo: Penny Stephens

Tony Kushner was naked when he typed the introduction to a recent collection of Tim Miller's performance scripts. (He claims as a tribute to the artist, although the fact Miller is easy on the eye suggests a less high-minded motivation.)

Still, the writer of Angels in America knows what he's talking about when he says Miller is ''the quintessential artist-as-activist''. Through provocative, fearless solo performances inspired by his life as a gay man, Miller has been at the vanguard of queer politics and contemporary theatre in the US.

The garrulous and charming Californian arrived in New York in the late 1970s as a 19-year-old. He achieved success early. In his 20s, Miller founded and was artistic director of Performance Space 122, an important centre for contemporary theatre in New York now run by former Melburnian Vallejo Gantner.

Miller quickly developed a reputation for rebellious, dynamic and sexually frank performance that drew the political from the personal. Beginning in the punk era, his performances included works on the Reaganite response to AIDS and the ''culture wars'' of the '90s, the long road to gay marriage and now immigration.


For all the intensity of Miller's politics, Tony Kushner detects what he calls ''a kind of shamanism'' in his art. I can hear Miller's eyes widen when I ask him if it's true: ''I would never say that about myself. Even as a Californian it would be, you know, a bit much. But that element is there in theatre generally, from the temple of Dionysus on. Humour, charged political performance and the community-making that happens when we gather audiences and performers together, it does feel spiritual in some way.''

Miller arrives in Australia this week to lead a two-week intensive workshop with Monash University students, and for a one-off performance of Glory Box, a work that grew from his experience of immigration problems faced by gay couples of different nationalities.

His performance in Melbourne comes at a crucial juncture, just as the US Supreme Court hears argument on Proposition 8 and the Defence of Marriage Act, both impediments to the full recognition of gay marriage in America.

His husband of 18 years, Alister McCartney, is from Western Australia but isn't travelling with Miller for fear he won't be allowed back into the US. ''Alistair hasn't been back to Australia since 1997,'' Miller says, ''after his visa was first refused. Doing the show in Melbourne has a special resonance because it's essentially about why my partner can't be here with me.''

Miller met his husband in London and the show is a globalised love story, romantic and humorous, but it's driven by the panic of what can happen at airports. He says he has several friends whose spouses have been literally ripped from their side and deported.

''My work as theatre artist,'' Miller says, ''often feels like I'm in this toxic soup of small-mindedness and homophobia. But it is actually incredible fuel for the work - which isn't to say, 'Aren't we lucky the US is screwed up in so many ways?'''

It used to be much worse. Miller has clashed with the authorities before. In a notorious incident under George Bush snr, he and three other artists had their government fellowships revoked, after lobbying from the religious right, on the grounds their portrayals of homosexuality were indecent.

Miller sued and won.

''That's how I spent the '90s - taking the president to court ... It went to the Supreme Court, and the grants were restored. But on the broader issue, 'general standards of decency' - whatever that means - were upheld as a constitutional ground for defunding art. It was very disheartening.''

The gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender rights movement has come a long way since then and Glory Box is a hopeful show.

Glory Box is at the Alexander Theatre, Monash University, on March 22.

Tim Miller in Residence at The New Museum: Exhibit Q: Queer Bodies Performance Workshop

Sam Irvine in a performance project with Tim Miller at Ohio Wesleyan University

Presented as part of NEA 4 in Residence.

Tim Miller leads a performance workshop during Gay Pride Week 2013 for students, performers, artists, scholars, and interested nonacademics, culminating in a world premiere ensemble-devised performance on Friday June 28 at 7 p.m.

This workshop is currently at capacity. If you would like to be added to the a standby list, please contact exhibitq@newmuseum.org.

"This performance workshop brings together a group of queer-identified and queer-allied participants to create an original performance [Exhibit Q: Queer Bodies] that explores the charged border between our 'queered' bodies and society...our narratives and our politics...our private selves and public view. Over the course of one week, we will shape our discoveries into a public performance that invites the audience's gaze, participation, and presence."

If you have any questions, please contact Tim Miller at TimMillerPerformer.com.


Monday June 24, 11 AM-2 PM
Tuesday June 25, 11 AM-2 PM
Wednesday June 26, 11 AM-2 PM
Thursday June 27, 11 AM-2 PM
Friday June 28, 3-6 PM
Public Performance:
Friday June 28, 7-9 PM

Tim Miller is an internationally acclaimed solo performer. Miller's performance works have been presented all over the world at venues such as Yale Repertory Theatre, London's Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Walker Art Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music Next Wave Festival. He is the author of the books Shirts & Skin, Body Blows, and 1001 Beds, an anthology of his performances and essays, which won the 2007 Lambda Literary Award for best book in Drama/Theater. Miller has taught performance at UCLA, NYU, and the Claremont School of Theology. He is a cofounder of two of the most influential performance spaces in the United States: Performance Space 122 on Manhattan's Lower East Side and Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA.



My book 1001 BEDS won the literary prize for best Drama-Theater book from Lambda Literary Foundation!!




9. Geoff Hendricks, Sur Rodney Sur, Robin Tewes, FF Alumns, at artsites, Riverhead, NY, June 6-18

Summer of Love - organized by Hope Sandrow
June 8-August 18, 2013
Opening Reception June 8 4-6PM
651 West Main Street Riverhead N.Y. 11901
hours: thursday-sunday 12-5
Performance by Sur Rodney July 6 Noon-5PM



10. Sabrina Jones, FF Alumn, at Bluestockings Books, Manhattan, June 6

Dear friends,

I'll be doing two comics events next week with some of my favorite cartoonists from WW3 Illustrated.
We'll be showing new work and talking about how to make a better world with comics.
I'd love to see you at one or the other or both!


Thursday June 6th, 7PM
WW3 Artists present new & future titles
Bluestockings Books
172 Allen St NYC 10002
(Between Rivington & Stanton, 1 block below Houston & 1st Ave.)
With Peter Kuper, Seth Tobocman and Kevin Pyle.
Free Admission

Saturday June 8th, 10AM
WW3 Cartoonists Panel
Left Forum, Pace University,
Rm W522, 1 Pace Plaza (near City Hall) NYC
With Peter Kuper, Seth Tobocman and Sandy Jimenez.
to register visit www.leftforum.org

Reagan's contribution to the Race to Incarcerate posted on truth-out.org!

Visit www.sabrinaland.com to learn about Race to Incarcerate and more.



11. Elly Clarke, Andy Warhol, FF Alumns, at Kunsthalle Galapagos, Brooklyn, opening June 6

You are cordially invited to the opening of:

A Group Exhibition curated by Daniel Kingery
June 6th - July 14th, 2013

Diana Artus - Barbar - Katie Cercone - Elly Clarke - Linda Franke - Delia Gonzalez -
Jennifer Herrema/ Jonah Freeman/ Justin Lowe - Daniel Kingery - Lisa Kingery -
Phuc Le - Mira O'Brien - Eva Maria Salvador - Andy Warhol

Kunsthalle Galapagos
16 Main St.
DUMBO - Brooklyn, NY 11201
OPENING: June 6th, 6 p.m. - 12 a.m. with DJs Bryce Hackford and the surveyor (nihiti)

June 18th, 8 p.m.: Reading and Writing about Looking: At this reading, writers will read excerpts from their work that describe the act of looking. Organized by Emily Witt

June 25th, 8 p.m.: special 16mm screening of Andy Warhol's Beauty #2

Open to the public 1 - 6 p.m.: June 7th, 15th, 16th, 23rd, 27th, 28th, 30th
July 6th, 12th, 13th
Finnisage: July 14th, 1- 6 p.m.



Looking is never "innocent." Every glance carries with it our fears, hopes, prejudices and desires. Seeing is the primary way we relate to the world. In the subways and on the streets we look at others, we see advertisements and a barrage of images on our smart phones. We long to satiate our desires, to substitute a material product for the spiritual within.

Through the mirror of an artwork, we enter the realm where we perhaps see ourselves. The job of the artist is to look within and to find those inner truths and give them form.

This is an exhibition about looking. It's about looking at ourselves, looking at others and how that affects the way we see the world. It's about looking at art and the complicated and complicit relationship that this creates between ourselves, the work and the artist. It's about desire, frustration, transparency and opacity.

The artists in this exhibition were asked to respond to the subject of looking. This may take a personal, psychological, political or phenomenological form. Their works can be roughly divided into two categories: those which reveal and those which conceal, although in a sense all will do both.

http://www.ellyclarke.com // Clarke Gallery: http://www.clarkegallery.de // FRAME_ http://www.projectframe.net // mobile uk: +44 (0)7905 275 575 // twitter: @elly_clarke // @ClarkeGallery // @FRAME_brum // http://www.soundcloud.com/ellyclarke //

RECENT ARTICLES: Thrift Radiates Happiness by Cathy Wade (March 2013) // Crossed Perspectives with Sven Kessering (February 2013) // FRAME_ by Anna Canby Monk (January 2013) // Connected Isolation / Isolated Connectedness by Elly Clarke (November 2012) // Change Settings: Beiiing by Lisa Radford (Solo show, May 2012) //



12. Zlatko Kopljar, FF Alumn, at Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Cologne, Germany, thru June 23

Zlatko Kopljar
K9 Compassion, K9 Compassion+
30.05.2013 - 23.06.2013., Kunst-Station Sankt Peter Cologne, Germany


With my best regards



13. LuLu LoLo, FF Alumn, at New York Public Library, Yorkville, June 12

LuLu LoLo
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 6pm
"Soliloquy For a Seamstress: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire" a one-act play written and performed by LuLu LoLo

Yorkville branch of the New York Public Library
222 East 79th Street (between Second & Third Aves.)
New York, NY 10021
(212) 744-5824

Admission Free

"Soliloquy For a Seamstress: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire" is a three character drama in which LuLu LoLo portrays the young seamstress Sara Saracino who shares drudgery and dreams with her little sister Tessie, unaware they are about to perish in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire; their Italian immigrant mother; and a young reporter William Gunn Shepherd who witnessed the fire and speaks of the infamous trail that acquitted the factory owners of any blame for the tragedy.

http://www.nypl.org/locations/tid/89/node/212804?lref=89%2Fcalendar http://www.lululolo.com/theater/soliloquy.html



14. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, at Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA, opening June 15

Opening June 15, 2013
Berkshire Museum presents PaperWorks: The Art and Science of an Extraordinary Material Works in paper by more than 30 contemporary artists are on view through October 26, 2013

Beginning Saturday, June 15, 2013, Berkshire Museum will present PaperWorks: The Art and Science of an Extraordinary Material, a new exhibition that explores paper as a source of creative inspiration and innovation. PaperWorks features compelling contemporary works of art by more than 30 artists, all made from paper, as well as an array of objects and artifacts that show the uses of paper in industry, science, fashion, and technology. PaperWorks will be on view through October 26, 2013. PaperWorks is proudly sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union, Onyx Specialty Papers Inc., Interprint, Inc., and Crane.

The opening reception for PaperWorks: The Art and Science of an Extraordinary Material, will be held on Friday, June 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Visitors will be able to preview the exhibition; light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibition is part of the year-long recognition of the Museum's 110th anniversary. Berkshire Museum was founded by Zenas Crane, a third-generation papermaker whose descendants are still making fine paper in the Berkshires. In fact, the portion of the exhibition that explores the history of paper around the world includes objects loaned by the Crane Museum of Papermaking.

"In the midst of our 110th anniversary year, PaperWorks is the perfect embodiment of Berkshire Museum's legacy and promise," says Van Shields, Berkshire Museum's executive director. "It celebrates our founder Zenas Crane's heritage in paper making that continues to be a key industry in the Berkshires, while highlighting our innovative approach to exhibitions designed to explore connections among art, history, and natural science. At its center is a fabulous array of contemporary art works created by some of the nation's most innovative artists working with paper today."
"Paper, albeit a commonplace material, can be manipulated in endless ways," says Maria Mingalone, curator of the exhibition and Berkshire Museum's director of interpretation. "There are no limits on innovation or creativity when working with this malleable, even magical, material. It can be used to express beauty as well as complex scientific concepts, as a means of communication and record-keeping and as part of the most advanced new technologies."

The ways paper can be part of art-making are endless: it can be folded and twisted; it can be pierced or cut; it can be pulped and molded. Paper can be used as commonplace wrapping or packaging or as a green material in sustainable design; it can be engineered for use in exacting technology or hand-crafted into a rustic journal. PaperWorks includes delicate origami pieces, large-scale sculptures, re-purposed books, cut-paper animation, works in vivid color or pure white, with every object telling a story.

Among the numerous artists represented in PaperWorks are sculptors, engineers, and technicians who manipulate, transform, and re-invent paper. Dai Ban is a Berkshire-based sculptor who recently completed a major commission for Crane & Co., utilizing a paper-like material to create a massive wall installation. Ban created a new work specifically for the Paperworks exhibition.

Erik Demaine is a mathematician and professor at MIT; he is featured in the documentary film "Between the Folds" about the art and science of origami. Martin Demaine, Erik's father, is an artist-in-residence at MIT and was also in the film. Together, they create complex "curved crease" structures from paper. Michigan-based artist Matthew Shlian describes himself as a paper engineer; he uses his engineering skills to create kinetic sculpture from folded paper and is part of a National Science Foundation-funded project at the University of Michigan uniting artists and scientists for cutting edge applications in paper folding.

Artist Jen Stark is a Florida native who shows her work across the U.S. She specializes in hand-cut paper sculptures in vivid color, often inspired by microscopic patterns in nature enlarged and amplified. Li Hongbo, who lives and works in Beijing, makes astonishing flexible, expanding sculptures from thousands of meticulously glued sheets of paper.
Calvin Nicholls transforms cut paper into astonishingly realistic animal forms, imbued with energy and depth. French artist Béatrice Coron, now based in New York City, creates compelling narratives in exquisitely cut paper. Her work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Getty in Los Angeles.

The other participating artists are Hina Aoyama, Jaq Belcher, Doug Beube, Stephen Briand, Brian Chan, Andrea Dezsö, Brian Dettmer, Eric Drury, Nick Georgiou, Samantha Huang, Paul Jackson, Guy Laramee, Daniel Murphy, Michel Ocelot, Michele Oka Doner, Isaac Salazar, Kiff Slemmons, Richard Sweeney, Annie Vought, Thomas Witte, Ian Wright, and Zhang Zhe.
In addition, unique and surprising objects made from paper include a nineteenth-century paper boat, paper dresses from the 1970s, exquisite Asian fans, cut-paper Aztec icons, jewelry, lighting, and furniture.

Special programs
In conjunction with PaperWorks, two special gallery programs will be offered in July and August.
Origami Plus, on Tuesdays at 1 p.m., gives visitors the opportunity to learn the timeless paper folding art form known as origami, as well as other innovative paper folding techniques; each week features new designs and skills.
On Thursdays at 1 p.m., fold and fly your own paper airplane! Paper Plane Challenge features a new design and a new challenge each week. Instructions will be available as well as paper to develop and experiment with your own paper plane creations.

About the Berkshire Museum
Located in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts, at 39 South St., Berkshire Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit www.berkshiremuseum.org or call 413.443.7171. Established by Zenas Crane in 1903, Berkshire Museum integrates art, history, and natural science in a wide range of programs and exhibitions that inspire educational connections between the disciplines. Objectify: A Look into the Permanent Collection is currently on view. Little Cinema is open year-round. Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation, Worlds in Miniature, Aquarium, and other exhibits are ongoing.

Media contact: Lesley Ann Beck, Director of Communications
413.443.7171 ext. 28; lbeck@berkshiremuseum.org

Images available at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/berkshiremuseum/sets/72157633487235429/


in The Wall Street Journal, June 1-2, 2013




15. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, at Bluestockings, Manhattan, June 26, and more

for the launch of my new book of poetry



Thursday June 6th
Porter Square Books
Porter Square Shopping Center25 White Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140
7:00pm, FREE
My book tour continues north for BOSTON PRIDE!
Reading/Signing in this wonderful authors' series.
I will read from "L is for Lion"
and my beloved friend Joanna Clapps Herman reads from her book, "The Anarchist Bastard"


Wednesday June 26th
Bluestockings Bookstore
172 Allen Street
New York City, 10002
Come to the best women's bookstore in town!
I have the whole night.
I'll read from "L is for Lion"
and I've invited special guests
to read their fave scenes from the book,
plus share their own original work:
Sarah Grace Welbourn
Rosette Capotorto

We'll always make time for some open mic!
Step up!
Afterwords, we'll go for burritos at
The Hat on Ludlow Street.

Thursday June 27th
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby Street
New York City 10012
This is the Housing Works' Gay Pride Reading
I am one of three readers.
This is a return home for me,
as I worked at Housing Works
twenty years ago developing their
literacy program.

Copyright (c) 2013 Annie Lanzillotto, All rights reserved.



16. Regina Silveira, FF Alumn, at Alexander Gray, Manhattan, opening June 5

Regina Silveira
Opening Reception
Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Exhibition Dates: June 5 - July 26, 2013

Alexander Gray Associates is pleased to present its third exhibition with Regina Silveira. Spotlighting recent and historic works, the exhibition traces Silveira's experimentation with a variety of graphic media investigating political themes and formal practice.

Silveira began her exploration of printmaking processes in the 1970s, and her ground-breaking portfolio, Middle Class & Co. (1971) provides the first example of the artist's integration of photographic images into her graphic practice. The series features fifteen images of mass groupings of figures enclosed in geometric configurations; a representation of class and a standardized society much like that of Brazil, the artist's home. In the Armadilha para Executivos (1974) drawings, Silveira incorporates images selected from newspapers of key figures in military regimes, while integrating perspectival lines in these drawings, adding complexity to the composition and highlighting her interest in space.

Silveira's experiments with scale and perspective are widely recognized for taking form in adhesive vinyl installations,
a medium that was unavailable to her before the 1990s; In the vinyl installations, Discurso(2003) and Parra Lizarraga (2008), political domination and voice take form through photographic imagery that has been amplified through Silveira's signature shadows, which are impossibly cast to dramatic scale. More familiar, personal and domestic subjects are transformed in other works in the exhibition, including Botão (2002-2013), an ambiguous image of a button and thread either unraveling or fastening. In the series of six photo etchings, Eclipses (2006), Silveira distorts household items, including eyeglasses, silverware, and paperclips. In these works, personal and political are up-ended, questioning perspective and location, both physically and socially.

Regina Silveira (b.1939) was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil and is currently based in São Paulo. In the 1950s she began her artistic training under the tutelage of expressionist Brazilian painter Iberê Camargo, studying lithography and woodcut, as well as painting. Renowned for her parodic explorations of space through geometric constructs, Silveiraʼs work is celebrated for both its conceptual rigor and formal impact. Silveira's artwork was the subject of a retrospective at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil; in 2009, the Koge Museum of Art in Public Spaces, Denmark, presented a retrospective of Silveira's public projects. The artist has exhibited throughout Europe and the Americas, including solo exhibitions at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT (2012); Caixa Cultural, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2012); Iberê Camargo Foundation, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2011); Centro Cultural do Banco Brasil, Brasilia (2009); Museo de Antioquia, Medelin, Colombia (2008); Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR (2007); Museo de Arte del Banco de la Republica, Bogota, Colombia (2007); Museu de Arte da Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2007); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain (2005); Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC (2000); Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Argentina (1998); Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA (1996); Bass Museum, Miami, FL (1992); Queens Museum of Art, New York (1992). Her work is represented in public and private collections internationally.

Alexander Gray Associates is a contemporary art gallery in New York. The Gallery presents exhibitions focused on artists who emerged in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. Influential in political, social and cultural spheres, these artists are notable for creating work that crosses geographic borders, generational contexts and artistic disciplines. Alexander Gray Associates is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America.

Alexander Gray Associates
508 West 26 Street #215, New York NY 10001 United States
Telephone: +1 212 399 2636
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
July: Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Upcoming Exhibition
Jack Whitten: September 11 - October 12, 2013
Harmony Hammond: October 23 - December 14, 2013

Upcoming Art Fairs
Art Basel 2013: June 13 - 16, 2013
Art Basel Miami Beach: December 5 - 8, 2013



17. Ron Athey, Lisa Kahane, Robert Mapplethorpe, Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens, and Julie Tolentino, FF Alumns, at Maloney Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA, opening June 8


Ron Athey, GANG, Lisa Kahane, Robert Mapplethorpe, Paulette Nenner, Pussy Riot, Connie Samaras, Andres Serrano, Clarissa Sligh, Annie Sprinkle + Beth Stephens, Anita Steckel, Julie Tolentino, Ai Weiwei and David Wojnarowicz

Curated by Martabel Wasserman

June 8 - JULY 20

Opening reception: Saturday, June 8: 6-8 PM

There is an art historical narrative of the culture wars that is relatively well rehearsed: it focuses on the battle staged over the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA). Senator Helms and his cronies tried to define and regulate obscenity on a path to eliminating federal funding for the arts to restore "family values" in the United States. Artists who were caught in the crossfire emerge as the key figures in this version of the story and the significant aesthetic, performative and theoretical challenges posed to right wing ideology are ascribed to the (undeniable) brilliance of only a select few. This approach has the inadvertent effect of reinscribing the legacy of Reaganomics and the individualism of the 1980s that the coalitional organizing of the time sought to counter. Some of the artists in the story of the culture wars emerged from the trenches of ACT UP; others did not. Nevertheless, this backdrop of coalitional politics is crucial to how dissent was articulated during this moment. The commodification of dissent by the market and the academy evacuates the charged conditions in which these subversive aesthetic and theoretical frameworks emerged.

There have been significant formal innovations in the historiography of the culture wars to narrate the horizontal organizational structures, and emphasis the privileged place that bodies coming into contact with each other had within the movement. Ann Cvetkovich insisted we make space for affect in An Archive of Feeling. Jim Hubbard and Sarah Schulman's The ACT UP Oral History Project is a collection of personal narratives that counteract the dominant tendency of narrating history through a singular disembodied voice. Additionally, both of these projects recognize the importance of feminism in the successes of ACT UP - a legacy that is often lost in art historical accounts of the time. Fire In Her Belly seeks to counteract the dominant art historical narrative of the culture wars, resurrecting images that have been obscured from feminist and queer histories alongside those that have been anointed as canonical, bridging time and space to point to the collective process of visualizing dissent. The exhibition is an attempt to insist upon the importance of feminism in the visual culture of the time, and to look at how contact - between bodies, social movements, and ideas - shaped the interventions that big names made in contemporary art.

2680 South La Cienega Blvd.
(between Venice & Washington)
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 570-6420


Inquiries - please call / email: MICHAEL MALONEY 310.570.6420 michael@maloneyfineart.com



18. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at Athens Culture Center, NY, opening June 7

Ruth Hardinger

"Ice", Athens Culture Center, Athens, NY
opens June 7, 7-9 pm, through Aug. 10, 2013.



19. Kathy Brew, FF Alumn, in Biografilm Festival, Bologna, Italy, June 11-12, and more

We recently have lined up distribution deals for DESIGN IS ONE in the U.S. with First Run Features (www.firstrunfeatures.com) and in Canada with KinoSmith, Inc. (www.kinosmith.com) Hoping to have news of a theatrical release for fall 2013 and more soon. It should also have strong interest for the college and university markets.

Here's a bit more connected to upcoming international screenings...

DESIGN IS ONE has been selected as one of the ten feature films that will compete at the 9th edition of Biografilm Festival for the International Category,
chosen from 400 documentaries proposed by 40 different countries.
Screenings will take place on Tuesday, June 11 and Wednesday, June 12 at 8 pm in Bologna, Italy.

It is also selected to be one of 12 films in the upcoming Design Film Festival 2013 in Singapore on June 16th:



20. Eidia House, FF Alumns, now online at hyperallergic.com


THE BEST CURATED SHOWS - Andrea Monti @ The Deconsumptionists 48ft semi-trailer by EIDIA House



21. Katya Grokhovsky, FF Alumn, at NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, June 8, and more

Katya Grokhovsky FF Alumn performs "The Lovely Immigrant" work at SUPERNOVA Performance Art festival, on June 8th and 9th in Rosslyn, VA, just outside of Washington, DC

and participates in

NARS Foundation Open Studio & Artist Talks
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Saturday June 8th 1-6pm



22. Naeem Mohaiemen, Marina Abramović, Agnes Denes, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, at MoMA PS1, Queens, June 6

June 6th: Naeem Mohaiemen, lecture at PS1 MOMA as part of <Speculations ("The future is ______")>

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.

Naeem Mohaiemen is a writer and visual artist working in Dhaka and New York who explores the history of the international left and utopia. He will talk about the 1970s ultra-left and speculate on the future of piety and leftism in Muslim-majority countries.

June 6, 2013

2PM: Discussion: thinking through the 1970s ultra-left
4PM: Lecture: future of piety and leftism


Speculations ("The future is ___________")

Fifty days of lectures, discussions, and debates about the future

MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY

Speculations ("The future is ___________")

Fifty days of lectures, discussions, and debates about the future, May 12 to July 28, 2013, as part of EXPO 1: New York MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY May 12, 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 Marina Abramović, Jacob Appelbaum, David Auerbach, Gopal Balakrishnan, Klaus Biesenbach, Ray Brassier, Ted Chiang, Jace Clayton, Adam Cohen, John Crowley, Chris Csikszentmihalyi, Mary "Missy" Cummings, Ruth DeFries, Samuel Delany, Agnes Denes, Silvia Federici, Peter Frase, Rivka Galchen, Alex Gourevitch, David Graeber, Group Theory, N. Katherine Hayles, Natalie Jeremijenko, Thomas Keenan, Myung Mi Kim, Katie Kitamura, Josh Kline, Benjamin Kunkel, Ajay Kurian, Rachel Kushner, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Kelly Link, 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, Otto Piene, Laura Poitras, Fatima Al Qadiri, Srikanth Reddy, David Rieff, Ben Rivers, Kim Stanley Robinson, Carne Ross, Norman Rush, Saskia Sassen, Gavin Schmidt, Taryn Simon, Elizabeth Stark, Astra Taylor, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Ellen Ullman, Kathi Weeks, and Ben Wizner.

The concept of EXPO 1: New York was developed by Klaus Biesenbach, Director, MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator-at-Large, MoMA, with Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery; and advised by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design and Director of Research and Development, MoMA; Peter Eleey, Curator, MoMA PS1; Pedro Gadanho, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA; Laura Hoptman, Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA; Roxana Marcoci, Curator, Department of Photography, MoMA; and Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator, MoMA PS1.

EXPO 1: New York is organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Director, MoMA PS1 and Chief Curator-at-Large, MoMA with Christopher Y. Lew, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1; and Lizzie Gorfaine, Curatorial Assistant, MoMA PS1; with specific curators for several of the modules and exhibitions, assisted by Eliza Ryan, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1; Jocelyn Miller, Curatorial Assistant, MoMA PS1; and Margaret Aldredge, Curatorial Assistant, MoMA PS1. The 2012-13 Volkswagen Fellows are Sophie Diehl, Alhena Katsof, Lynn Maliszewksi, Alex Sloane, and Nick Yarbrough.



23. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, June news

Hi, Friends,
Thank you for following my work.
Please come join me at these three new events if you're in NY in EARLY JUNE, or online to read Ngan Le's review of my three recent shows in Berlin!
Warm wishes,
EVENTS video, performance + text in NY:
June 7th - at Peanut Underground - SOLO
June 15th-Sept at Central Booking

a. NEW YORK (East Village) SOLO SHOW

An Evening with Barbara Rosenthal: Provocation Cards Interact & Existential Video Shorts
curated by Lee Wells and Katie Peyton
8-9pm: Handouts, harangues, jokes, jostles this interactive performance with one of the world's most eccentric artists involves hats, pins, and philosophical calling cards (recently purchased by the Tate Gallery, London, in three languages, and displayed as billboards in Padua, Italy).
9-10pm: The Secret of Life and Other Shorts 13 video shorts reprised from Rosenthal's winter show in Berlin. (See review below) (free)
Including: Quotation from Paul Gauguin, A Boy and His Father Butcher a Deer, Bill Creston: Mona Lisa Story, The Secret of LIfe, News to Fit the Family, Nonsense Conversation, BuzzClickSsshTingle, How Much Does the Monkey Count, �Secret Codes, Body Found in Suitcases, Daddy: Spider Story, Memphis Party Doll, �Surreal Photo Stories: Icy Cold, and Toil of Three Cities/Liebesm h.

LOCATION: Peanut Underground Art Projects, Lower Level
215 East 5th St. (off Bowery), NY, NY 10003, tel: 917-723-2524, subway: F to 2nd Ave. or 6 to Bleeker

b. NEW YORK (East Village)
SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2-4, through Sept (gallery hours)
I'll be there Saturday, June 15, 2-4, with pub party happy hour after.
�Shirts & Jackets Prints 1, 2, 3 & 4 and Dirty Book (elements from)�
In the Front Gallery of the new East Village location of Central Booking, will be an assortment of prints and bookworks by Barbara Rosenthal. The gallery does not officially open until Sept 12, so this is a great opportunity to visit the space, and spend time with this artist, ahead of the crowd!
LOCATION: Central Booking
21 Ludlow Street, NY, NY 10002, tel: 646-541-4772

NEW ONLINE (Article in Berlin Art Link):
Article by Ngnan Le "The Secret of Life in Art: Barbara Rosenthal's Surreality in Berlin", Berlin Art Link, March 2013:

Born and still living most of the year in New York, Barbara Rosenthal is a Media and Performance artist and writer who produces idiosyncratic combinations of words, communicative sounds, gestures, and pictures. Her artist's books of fiction, commentary, and photography are in the collections of MoMA, Whitney, Tate, and Berlin Kunstbibliotek. She has made over 100 photography, text, and performance-based video shorts. In 2009 and 2010, she represented the United States in Performance Art and Text-Based Art at Tina B: Prague Contemporary Art Festival. She began working in Performance/Installation in 1968, and Photography/Video in 1976. She has kept a Journal since childhood, and often combines writing with her imagery. Her themes of identity, existentialism, and surrealism explore the relationship between an artist's psyche and the outer world.



24. Janet Nolan, FF Alumn, at Ille Arts, Amagansett, NY, opening June 7

Four Women @ ILLE ARTS

Monica Banks, Suzanne Goldberg, Janet Nolan, Nicole Parcher

June 7-June 25, 2013
Opening Reception Friday, June 7, 6-8 PM

216a Main Street, Amagansett, NY
631 905 9894



25. Laure Drogoul, FF Alumn, at Supernova Performance Festival, Rosslyn, VA, June 8

Laure Drogoul participating in the Supernova Performance Festival in Rosslyn Va. June 8
I am happy to be the Hostess of Smell at Supernova Performance Festival.
Here's a bit about the performance:
What Your Nose Knows invites the passerby to participate in a sensorial performance based on the sense of smell. Laure Drogoul(hostess of smell), with her mobile smell laboratory will be in Rosslyn to engage the audience in a "scentsorial" experiment. What Your Nose Knows is part of an on-going project Olfactory Factory, that is about smell perception, memory and includes an interactive Global Smell Map. www.olfactoryfactory.org
For more info about all the performers and the Supernova Performance Festival (June 7-9) Rosslyn VA visit www.rosslynartsproject.com/supernova/



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