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Contents for July 8, 2013

1. Sherman Fleming, FF Fund recipient 2012-13, at Jack, Brooklyn, July 27

Sherman Fleming's POSE WITH JOCKO

Saturday, July 27th
505 1/2 Waverly Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY

Visual and performance artist Sherman Fleming invites the public to pose with him for a series of portraits for a piece entitled POSE WITH JOCKO. The performance will take place on Saturday, July 27, 2013, 2PM-5PM at JACK, 505 1/2 Waverly Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. The performance POSE WITH JOCKO explores the origins and apocryphal history of the lawn jockey. Whether as a tribute to Jocko Graves or to the Black jockeys who raced horses during their heyday in the 19th and early 20th century, stereotype or hero, POSE WITH JOCKO wrestles with myriad meanings.

Sherman Fleming seeks to create projects that identify cultural and social mechanisms that resonate with his processes of visual art making and performance art practice and collaboration, combined with his experiences as a public arts manager bridging artists, youth and communities to create collaborative public art works.

Sherman Fleming has exhibited nationally as well as internationally including Dakar, Pretoria and Amsterdam. Fleming's performative work is included in the exhibit, Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, the Studio Museum in Harlem in the fall 2013. Sherman Fleming, a 2013 Franklin Furnace Grant recipient, has lectured at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Design and has created public art projects for the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.



2. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, at Oi Futuro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 13-Sept. 8

Joseph Nechvatal will exhibit his Viral Venture project (music by Rhys
Chatham) as part of the Machinarium museum show in Rio de Janeiro from July 13 to September 8th at Oi Futuro, 54 Rua Visconde de Piraja, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



3. Jayoung Yoon, FF Alumn, at Here Arts Center, Manhattan, opening July 18

Mind out of Time

July 18 - August 17, 2013

Opening reception:
Thursday, July 18, 2013 | 5-7pm

Here Arts Center
145 6th Avenue New York, NY 10013
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday | 2-7pm

About the show:
Jayoung Yoon's work represents a cleansing of accumulated memories, both personal and social, through immersion in the physicality of the present. She combines hair sculptures, video, and performance to convey the process of clearing the mind and directing one's attention into the body, which enables a heightened awareness of the present. Her work blurs the boundaries between artist and viewer, to create an immersive sensual and spiritual experience that encourages the viewer to rethink their own personal awareness.

Thank you so much for your support and time,

All the best,
Jayoung Yoon



4. Liz Magic Laser, FF Alumn, at Westfälischer Kunstverein, Munster, Germany, opening July 12

Dear friends and colleagues,

On Friday, July 12 at 7pm Westfälischer Kunstverein will open Liz Magic Laser's first solo show in Germany. Amongst other recent works, the two-channel video "Public Relations / Öffentlichkeitsarbeit", staged and produced in Münster, will be on show. Please find more information in the attached PDF.
You are cordially invited and we hope you can join us for the opening!

Liz Magic Laser
Public Relations / Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, 2013
Two-channel video installation
Featuring actor Florian Kleine and reporter Elisabeth Weydt
Script written by Liz Magic Laser and Sofia Pontén in collaboration with Kristina Scepanski, Jenni Henke, Anna Sabrina Schmid, Elisabeth Weydt and Florian Kleine
Set Design in collaboration with Christian Kiehl
Costume Design in collaboration with Nils von Berg
Painting by Sanya Kantarovsky
Videography by Jan Enste and Gunar Peters
Audio Engineering by Jan Enste and Sven Stratmann

Westfälischer Kunstverein
Rothenburg 30
48143 Münster
T +49 251 46157
F +49 251 45479




5. Andy Warhol, FF Alumn, at Munich Urban and Contemporary Art, Germany, thru August 15

Lost then Found - Rare Portraits of Andy Warhol Discovered After 30 Years

m|u|c|a - Munich Urban and Contemporary Art

Anabel Roque Rodríguez
Phone: +49 (0)89 2155 243 10
Fax: +49 (0)89 2155 243 19

m|u|c|a c/o Kunsthaus Maximilian
Maximilianstrasse 54
80538 Munich

Exhibition: July 5-15 August 2013

Opening hours:
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Exclusive VIP opening: July 4


After the world premiere in the New York Meatpacking District, the Gallery m|u|c|a - Munich Urban and Contemporary Art hosts the exclusive European debut of the 'Lost then Found' exhibition with rediscovered Andy Warhol portraits, taken by Steve Wood.

One of the most iconic faces of the 20th century is about to be re-discovered; The photographs of the inimitable Andy Warhol are shown for the first time in Europe. After being lost for over 30 years this exhibition promises to be one of the most exciting shows of the year in Munich. It will be an opportunity for lovers of both photography and Warhol himself to experience an important part of history

The 35mm slides languished in Steve's large filing cabinet unseen for more than 30 years. Then in 2012, during another serendipitous incident, Wood's friend and fellow photographer David Munns stumbled across the lost images. Amazed, and immediately recognising the subject, Munns urged Wood to release the images to the public - 'Lost and Found' began to see the light of day.

'Lost then Found' brings to light intimate images taken in 1981 at La Belle Époque style Royal Hotel within the decadent French town of Deauville. The serendipitous meeting of the Daily Express photographer Wood - veteran of war front lines and fashion shows - with the world's greatest modern artist manifested through a mutual friend: the late famous New York restaurateur Elaine Kaufmann - owner of the celebrity hangout 'Elaine's'. Despite reluctance on both sides, Wood finally agreed to photograph the shy Andy Warhol, finding the light that had inspired the Impressionist painters a hundred years before perfect for the pale, private, wan artist. Wood captured the pop artist in various extraordinary un-Warhol like poses - with a giant sunflower, backpack, engaging stare, winking, eyes closed and close-up head shots - resulting in some of the most incredible and candid images of the star we have ever seen.



6. Galinsky, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club, Manhattan, July 14

Good Morning,

Robert Galinsky is tearing the stage up and performing a week from tonight Sunday in another "Feast of Phonetics" and this time joined by Harlem rockers 'Kwame and the Uptown Shakedown' as well as brilliant cellist Gjilberta Lucaj (of the Monticelli Trio) and two great musical theater singers Shannon Hamm and Pennel Bird (Pennel is fresh in from Hollywood) who will both be rocking more excerpts of 'Coffee The Musical'. Doors are 7:30pm, curtain at 8pm sharp, Sunday 7/14, at the new and elegant Bowery Poetry Club. Hope to see you and friends next week, more info below and at this link https://www.facebook.com/events/647941221901952/?ref=2


Robert Galinsky & Demitasse Development
A celebration of music, theatre, poetry, & drink.
July 14th, Doors 7pm, Curtain 8pm, $10 Admission ALL AGES
at the new Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery NYC

Featuring The Monticelli Trio, COFFEE The Musical (w/Shannon Hamm & Pennel Bird), & Kwame and the Uptown ShakedownFeast of Phonetics is an evening where three different artistic acts perform 15-20 minute sets, bringing together diverse styles, messages, and audiences.

The Monticelli Trio are three highly accomplished musicians in their own fields, ranging from performing for Pope John Paul II and winning concerto competitions and chamber music competitions world-wide. They have come together to create The Monticelli Trio with a vast repertoire of music ranging from Classical, Broadway, Tango, Pop, Rag, Jazz, Modern etc. The Trio performs extensively for a wide range of audiences, compiling but not limited to various Charity Benefit Concerts, NY Fashion Week, they performed at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, NJPAC, Harvard Club, and various Albanian & Korean Society events

As diverse and kinetic as the city they call home, Kwame & the Uptown Shakedown have
been perfecting their unique blend of soulful rock n'roll since they formed in 2008. A true product of New York City, their music reflects the passion, the energy and the sounds of the city. They stand out - as a multicultural, multigenerational collective whose influences span soul, blues, classic rock, reggae and R+B and the group is united by a common goal to make simple, soulful, back-to-basics music.

COFFEE The Musical, (excerpts) conceived by Galinsky, features Shannon Hamm, Pennel Bird and the original music of Mike Ruekberg and Willie Wisely. Shannon Hamm is a dynamic actor and singer who graduated from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy recently starred in the international MTV docu-series, "Young and Married", and she has been with "COFFEE" since its earliest stages. Pennel Bird is an LA based singer and actor and his work has appeared on Nickelodean, MTV, FunnyorDie.com and Director James Foley (Glengarry Glenn Ross) says Pennel is "highly original and accomplishes something so difficult which is mixing the absurd and the genuinely emotional."

Your Host for the evening is Galinsky, poet, producer, town crier, creative muse and agitator. He is the creator of COFFEE The Musical, Feast of Phonetics, Co-Founder of the Manhattan Monologue Slam, founder of Kuhoots and Executive Coach at TEDxTeen and the We Are Family Foundation, Feast of Phonetics is an evening where three different artistic acts perform 15-20 minute sets, bringing together diverse styles, messages, and audiences.

A celebration of music, theatre, poetry, and drink.
July 14th, Doors 7pm, Curtain 8pm, $10 Admission at the new
Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery betw. Bleecker/Houston NYC
For More Info Contact info@galinskyplace.com
please promote this event via email and Twitter with tags:
@FeastNetwork @RobertGalinsky @CoffeeMusical @BoweryPoetry
@ShantheHamm @UptownShakedown @PennelBird



7. Stacy Scibelli, FF Alumn, now online at https://stacy-scibelli.squarespace.com/blog/

Friends, family, countrymen.
I am sending along a link to a blog that I have started recently cataloguing the progress of my month long "performance" project entitled Suit Yourself: Bushwick 2013, which began on July 1. I will be making my clothing every day for the month of July, you can read about this further here... https://stacy-scibelli.squarespace.com/blog/
Would love to hear what you think!!!
All my best,



8. Doug Skinner, FF Alumn, at Jalopy, Brooklyn, July 13

Doug Skinner will sing his songs, with a few choice numbers written by other people, at Jalopy, on Saturday, July 13. He will be joined by Doug Roesch on guitar and Ralph Hamperian on tuba. The show is at 10:00, and admission is $10. The Hot Seats will precede us, at 9:00.

Jalopy is at 315 Columbia Street, in Brooklyn. Directions and other pertinent info can be found at jalopy.biz.



9. David Jelinek, FF Member, at Andrew Edlin Gallery, Manhattan, opening July 10

Money Down
July 10 - August 17, 2013

Andrew Edlin Gallery is pleased to present Money Down, a solo installation by David Jelinek, FF Member. Exhibition dates are July 10 - August 17, 2013, and marks the first time Jelinek, 49, has showed with the gallery.

On the very day David Jelinek and his wife decided to divorce, he was hit by a car while crossing the street (she was not driving). Heading toward the East Village from Brooklyn, Jelinek found himself on a rerouted train that soon stalled. Exiting the subway at Park Place to hail a cab, he instead summoned fate in the form of a compact, fuel-efficient Japanese import traveling at 40 miles an hour. Jelinek was sent 20 feet in the air and spent one week in a trauma unit at Bellevue. He fractured his skull four times and lost all hearing in his right ear, as well as a good deal of spinal fluid.

Months later, attempting to walk down the street with what still felt like sea-legs, Jelinek glanced down at a losing lottery ticket: a simple rectangular card displaying a scratched metallic surface revealing a useless series of numbers. Whether it was the appearance or poignancy of the card, Jelinek was moved, both in heart and body: he gingerly reached down and picked it up. The next day, he did the same. Without any plan - artistic or otherwise - he began to accumulate losing lottery tickets. Years later, he had a collection.

Jelinek, whose previous work has involved wire laundry hangers repurposed into wall and floor sculptures, understands that discarded objects evince a kind of lonely beauty and abject longing. While lottery cards come in many colors, costs, and combinations, what they offer remains constant: hope. Gambling is an addiction to hope. And except for the fewest of the few, what the cards promise is false. Our relationship with lottery tickets is akin to that with fortune cookies: they tell lies we want to believe. What they sell is intoxicating. They offer money, hope, the world. At least you get to eat the fortune cookie.

"The occasional winning ticket grants only enough money, enough incentive, to play again." Jelinek especially treasures finding winning tickets discarded alongside the losers, because the one promotes the other. "They are siblings," he states, "Ironically, it is the winning card that is the losing hand; it is the drug. The winning card is the loser's addiction."

Unfortunately, it is those with the least that play the most. "I see cab drivers, delivery men, the unemployed playing every day, buying ticket after ticket. Even if one card costs a few dollars, people drop forty in the span of a few minutes." As the gamblers scratch their cards to reveal their fate, the expressions on their faces shift from excitement and nervous anticipation to sober awareness and disappointment. The players toss their losing tickets onto the floor of the store, into a garbage can, or onto the sidewalk. Only to be played out again and again and again.

"Hope and loss. Hope and loss. I kept seeing it, and the loss resonated with me. I had lost my home and marriage. I had lost my hearing and balance. We all yearn for hope, but given my state, I began to look at the loss as encompassing hope, and not the other way around. The tickets are beautiful even when seemingly worthless, meaning after having been played. They have a history that I want to reframe."

Having collected thousands of tickets, Jelinek has reconfigured them on the floor of Andrew Edlin Gallery. Staccato colors dance across a cardboard field spilling onto the sidewalk outside, from where they came. Visitors are made aware of what they pass each day without much notice - in the same manner one walks past blackened discs of dried gum. Instantly, we know not only what these cards are but also what they sell and we buy - for who has not played the lottery?

David Jelinek is an artist, teacher and writer. He has had solo exhibitions at White Columns, Edward Thorp Gallery and OK Harris. He has just completed his second book, "The Accidental Diet."



10. Poetics visual poetry app, free for 24 hours, July 9

Poetics is a visual poetry app for iPhone, created by artist Seth Indigo Carnes. The app launches tomorrow and he is sharing the app as a gift for friends and artists/poet communities during the first 24 hours of its launch. To download the app, please visit the site tomorrow (July 9, 2013) for the direct App Store link, or just sign up for the site's email list now to receive word when the app goes live:




11. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at Stefan Stux Gallery, Manhattan, opening July 11

FF Alumn Barbara Rosenthal's 1982 1/2" open reel black and white video, "Ola Writes the Alphabet", will be installed on a loop in the summer show at the Stefan Stux Gallery, opening Thursday, July 11, 6-8pm (530 W. 25th St, ground floor). http://www.stuxgallery.com/upcomingExhibitions



12. Warren Lehrer, Judith Sloan, FF Alumns, at New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan, July 15

Franklin Furnace Alums
Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan's Crossing the BLVD in performance Monday, July 15, 7 PM, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Manhattan
1871 Broadway (between 61 and 62nd streets) Performed by Judith Sloan, Chesney Snow and La Bruja BUY TICKETS ONLINE-CLICK HERE Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door <http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/398005> or call 800-838-3006

As immigration policy is hotly debated around the country, ³Crossing the BLVD² presents the very human stories of why immigrants and refugees have migrated to the US and their experiences once here. It is based on the critically-acclaimed book by Warren Lehrer, internationally known pioneer in visual literature and design authorship and Judith Sloan, award-winning actor, writer and human rights activist. In this electrifying collage, Judith portrays immigrants and others the couple interviewed on their three-year journey through the richly diverse borough of Queens; she will be joined by actor/beat boxer Chesney Snow and actor/poet La Bruja in performing some of the monologues. Illuminated by projections of Warren Lehrer¹s stunning photographs and an original soundtrack including Judith¹s audio mixes and music by Scott Johnson and Gogol Bordello, the production is a project of EarSay <http://www.earsay.org/>, a non-profit organization dedicated to portraying voices often ignored by the mass media. A conversation follows the performance on national debates and laws that shape attitudes toward diversity, and immigration policy.

³Crossing the BLVD is a whirlwind tour and love poem of what has often been called the most racially and ethnically diverse county in America. In the tradition of the playwright Anna Deavere Smith, Ms. Sloan performs ³Crossing the BLVD² adopting the personae (and respectfully mimicking the
accents) of the varied immigrants whose stories are in the book... The New York Times, City Room Blog, Sewell Chan Facebook event page:
BUY THE BOOK NOW <http://www.earsay.org/shop/> JOIN OUR MAILING LIST TO STAY INFORMED OF DETAILS <http://www.earsay.org/contact/>



13. Matt Mullican, FF Alumn, at Spazio Culturale Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy, opening July 18

Matt Mullican
The Meaning of Things
19 July-6 September 2013

Preview: 18 July, 6:30-8:30pm

Spazio Culturale Antonio Ratti
(Ex Chiesa di San Francesco)
Largo Spallino 1
Como, Italy
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 4-8pm


Matt Mullican's exhibition The Meaning of Things-curated by Simone Menegoi and produced within the contest of the XIX CSAV - Artists Research Laboratory-revolves around Untitled, a set of four banners displayed along the central nave of the church of San Francesco, and also sculpture-vitrines, videos and series of new cosmological schemes created especially for the show.

The banners, made by Mullican for his solo exhibition at Le Magasin, Grenoble (1990), show a repertoire of stylized figures that, following a code elaborated by the artist, relate to every aspect of reality and human experience, from the most immediate to the more abstract. The symbols are divided into five areas: green (physical elements), blue (the real world as life and meaning), yellow (arts), black (language) and red (subjective understanding). The visual language of the banners is extremely immediate, similar to that of commercial logos, urban signage or heraldry-a comparison that feels very appropriate given the setting in which the work is exhibited. However, simultaneously, the meaning of the symbols, and the system they form, requires the viewer to develop an understanding of the code elaborated by the artist.

As Mullican never grows tired of repeating, his complex cosmology is in reality a meta-cosmology, an artistic reflexion about the way we collectively construct an image from reality: "My cosmology is a model for a cosmology; it is not a cosmology. A cosmology is a social phenomenon, not a formal one; it is a belief structure, a value structure between people." A structure as much as that of Christian religion, for instance, that has determined the architecture of the building where the exhibition will take place.

Between the banners there will be tables; they will show prints and sculpture-vitrines, offering the public some additional tools to interpret the code, that complex "system of systems" invented by the artists. The exhibition will be completed by a series of new cosmological schemes drawn on paper, and four videos: two are taken from "That Person," the alter-ego of the artist when he is under hypnosis, and two are digital animations that illustrate a sort of ideal city designed by Mullican through his cosmology, or, to say it with his words, "a chart as a city."

Matt Mullican's work has been exhibited internationally since the early 1970s in venues including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Haus Der Kunst, Munich; National Galerie, Berlin; Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, Netherlands; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; it was also included at Documenta in Kassel in 1982, 1993 and 1997, in the 2008 Whitney Biennial and in the 2013 Biennale di Venezia.

The program of the XIX CSAV - Artists Research Laboratory, titled Meaning of Things and held from the 5th to the 29th of July, includes:

Corso Aperto
10-11 July, 10am-6pm
Preview: 10 July, 6:30pm
Venue: Villa del Grumello, via per Cernobbio 11, Como, Italy

About the Meaning of My Things
Lecture by Matt Mullican
11 July, 6:30pm
Venue: Fondazione Antonio Ratti - Villa Sucota, via per Cernobbio 19, Como, Italy

Metacognition and Nonreactivity in Mindfulness
Lecture by Stephen Whitmarsh
23 July, 6:30 pm
Venue: Fondazione Antonio Ratti - Villa Sucota, via per Cernobbio 19, Como, Italy

With the collaboration of Assessorato alla Cultura del Comune di Como
Thanks to Villa del Grumello
Grants: Curtin University, Svenska Konstskolans i Nykarleby Vänner r.f.



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller