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Peter Grzybowski, FF Alumn, In Memoriam

Peter Grzybowski was born in 1954 in Kraków, Poland and died in New York City in August 2013. Peter was a multimedia and performance artist, a painter and a dedicated Franklin Furnace Alumn. He studied at the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków (ASP) and graduated 1in 982. His first performances were completed 1981, individual and with Awacs Group (1982-87) and KONGER (1984-1986) (see The history of Polish performance art). Since 1985 he lived in the USA.

Until 1996 he exhibited painting works at OK Harris Gallery, New York, Fusion Arts Museum, New York, DeCordova Museum Lincoln, MA, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE, National Building Museum Washington DC, Muzeum Sztuki Lodz, Galleria Arsenal, Poznan, Exchange Gallery, Lodz, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery Kraków, Zachęta Gallery Warsaw, Grand Palais and elsewhere.

His paintings imitate objects such as photographs, boards, marble and metal plates. They are included in collections such as: John Hechinger Collection, Norton Center for the Arts, Bob Rotchild Collection, Michael Rakosi Collection, Raymond and Arlene Zimmerman Collection, Exchange Gallery and many other collections in USA, Canada, France, Germany and Poland.

Later, he created multimedia performances and installations, in which he used computers, digital video, sound, UV lighting (the installations were shown e.g. at Entropia Gallery in Wroclaw, and New York galleries TIXE, Fusion Arts Museum and Now Gallery as well as on interactive CD-ROMs (presented among e.g. at the International Art Meetings in Katowice 2000, WRO International Festival in Wroclaw 2001 and Chashama in New York, 2002.

He has been a participant of many international festivals and performance events (such as Open International Performance Art Festival in Beijing, the International Performance Art Festival "Castle of Imagination", Poland 2000 and 2006, IIPAE Jakarta, Indonesia 2006, Interakcje - Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland 2006, Chashama New York 2002 - 2006, Coalition Performance Festival, Chile 2005, Judson Memorial Church New York 2004, New New Yorkers Festival at Center of Contemporary Arts in Warsaw 2004, Forum Social Europeen Berlin, Paris 2003, Fort Sztuki Kraków 1998 - 2000, Franklin Furnace New York 1987, Cooper Union School of Art New York 1987, C.U.A.N.D.O Center New York 1986, Art Now Gallery Mannheim 1983).

Peter was a member of Fort Sztuki Association and International Association of Performance Art Organizers (IAPAO), an organizer (curator) of "Kesher" performance events and festivals in USA and Poland. With Małgorzata Kaźmierczak he was also a co-founder of the Foundation for the Promotion of Performance Art "Kesher" in Kraków, Poland.



1. Isabel Samaras, FF Alumn, at Minna Gallery, San Francisco, thru September 30, and more

"For the month of September, 2013, 111 Minna Gallery will be celebrating our 20th Anniversary with dear friends at Last Gasp and ALL of our friends here in our beloved city of San Francisco, the entire Bay Area, across the nation and over seas. In 1993, 111 Minna Gallery took root in SOMA, a district that has now become home to a multitude of galleries. Over the last twenty years, we've grown and molded with the changing tides of this neighborhood to become a well-deserved household name. As art is our lifeline at 111 Minna Gallery, we've constructed a stellar group exhibition comprised of only the finest artists and those whose profound effect built our foundation in the art community. We aim to represent the many styles that form our artistic backbone. Our 20th Anniversary Exhibition will include original works by the following artists: Isabel Samaras, Ron English, Jennybird Alcantara, Shawn Barber, Glenn Barr, Doze Green, Don Ed Hardy, Mark Ryden, Robert Williams and more!"

Artists talk about 111 Minna: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjAlD-FqrQ4&feature=youtu.be

20th Anniversary Exhibition
111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna St., SF, CA 94105


Isabel Samaras is tickled to be part of the Lil' Bub tribute show at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco, on view through September. Over 60 artists from around the world honor the internet's favorite cat.

Spoke Art
816 Sutter St., SF CA 94109

Get to know Bub: http://lilbub.com/#



2. Billy X. Curmano, FF Alumn, at The Witoka Contemporary, Winona, MN, Sept. 28

Performance for the Dead at 30

Billy X. Curmano was buried alive for 3 days on September 17, 1983 in a "Performance for the Dead". Will he do it again? Probably not, but...

30 Year Anniversary Celebration Party September 28, 2013
The Witoka Contemporary
27979 County Road 17
Winona, MN 55987

5:00 p.m. Doors open
6:00 Pot luck dinner
7:00 Tours and Screening "Performance for the Dead Documentation" (15 min. video short)
8:00 Live Music TriOx II

RSVP to the Guest Book at http://www.billyx.net/guestbook.html

After being buried alive, swimming 2,367.4 miles as performance and environmental statement, and a 40-day Death Valley Fast, Billy deserves a nap. Check out his latest project at:




3. Robert Longo, Matt Mullican, FF Alumns, at The Jewish Museum, Manhattan, Sept. 22

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave at 92nd Street
New York, NY 10128
Hours: Friday-Tuesday 11am-5:45pm;
Wednesday closed (Shops/Café open 11am-3pm);
Thursday 11am-8pm

T +1 212 423 3200
F +1 212 423 3232

Alongside five new temporary exhibitions this fall, The Jewish Museum is presenting a variety of daytime and evening programs, beginning with the symposium "Who is Jack Goldstein?" on September 22 and including gallery talks, lectures, and a Performa 13 event.
Symposium: "Who is Jack Goldstein?"
Sunday, September 22, 12:30pm
This half-day symposium brings together a number of artists who emerged alongside Jack Goldstein in the 1970s. Artist and filmmaker Morgan Fisher presents the keynote lecture, and panelists include artists Robert Longo, Matt Mullican, Troy Brauntuch, Kathryn Andrews, and Paul Pfeiffer. Art historians Julia Robinson (NYU) and Claire Bishop (CUNY Graduate Center) moderate the discussions.



4. Jane Dickson, FF Alumn, at Art Omi International, Hudson, NY opening Oct. 5

Jane Dickson
Art Omi International, Hudson NY
September 28th through November 30, 2013

Opening Reception Saturday October 5th 4:00-6:00pm
Featuring DJ Jeannie Hopper of Art on Air Radio

Charles B Benenson Visitor Center Gallery
The Fields Sculpture Park
1405 County Route 22, Ghent NY 12075

"Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road."
-Jack Kerouac

The Fields Sculpture Park at Omi International Art Center is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of five large-scale oil paintings on Astroturf by New York based artist, Jane Dickson. These paintings document nearly a decade and a half of Dickson's travels in the Hudson Valley, as a regular weekend visitor to upstate New York. Utilizing a cinematic depth of field, along with a heightened palette, distant perspective and low horizon to emphasize the immensity of sky, Dickson's "Out of Here" paintings manifest existential melancholy, as well as a sense of quiet solitude. Devoid of the rigors of actual highway driving, the twilight hum of tires on pavement, they also impart to the viewer a feeling of Surreal detachment.

After studying at Harvard and the School of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Jane Dickson moved to New York City, where she was part of the politically charged 1980s scene of artists working at the intersection of street art, hip hop, film, and installation. She was a member of the influential artist collectives Colab (Collaborative Projects) and Fashion Moda in the South Bronx.

Her work-the subject of a 1994 traveling museum retrospective, a 1996 exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art at Philip Morris, and several solo exhibitions at Marlborough Gallery, New York-is included in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, and The Art Institute of Chicago.

For more information, please contact Akemi Hiatt
(518) 392-4747, media@artomi.org




5. Priscilla Stadler, FF Member, in Long Island City, Queens, Sept. 21

Welcome to Fragile City, my new series of cheesecloth buildings. Fragile City's first public installation will take place at the preview of the NY Art Book Fear, (yes, Fear) this Saturday 9/21 from 3 - 6 pm in the park across the street from P.S. 1 MoMA.

Coordinated by the amazing eL Paper Magazine, which is hosting several events for th Art Book Fear preview. You are also invited to read via megaphone if you have an original reading related to fear or paranoia. Please see below for full description and contact information.

Raindate for Fragile City is Sunday 9/22.

Conceived during eL Paper Magazine´s first European tour this summer, and since we won´t be at NY Art Book Fair at MOMA-PS1 this year, we have decided to organize our own fair, celebrating the art of making books. The NY Art Book Fear works around the paranoia of NY City and the fears involved in contemporary life. Taking advantage of Local Project's strategic location, we will have a preview of our event on Saturday, September 21st, with a booth at the small square outside of MOMA-PS1 from 12 to 7PM with magazines, books, art and readings by megaphone by eL Paper Magazine poets. If you have a book related with the subject of fear or you think your work could fit for the megaphone´s readings, contact us at elpapermagazine@gmail.com

Walking as Drawing. At 4.30 PM Billy Friebele, will lead a walk that involves participants in a mapping excursion that will result a collective time-based drawing. Walk anywhere within the contained space for exactly 30 minutes, thinking of your path as a drawn line. These walks will be color coded and animated so that the paths form a time-based collaborative drawing through the streets of Long Island City, New York. For more info: http://walkingasdrawing.blogspot.com/.
(Sign up at elpapermagazine@gmail.com or join us at the door of the museum before 4.30PM)

Fragile City, Priscilla Stadler's new series, is made of cheesecloth "buildings" that reference relationships, vulnerability, climate change, and architecture. Stadler's Fragile City installation creates a permeable but dedicated space for the temporary community of The New York Art Book Fear in the park across the street from P.S. 1 MoMA.

At 8PM we will have the after party Have no fear to raise funds for the new Local Project (entrance $5), with dance, burlesque, music and poetry readings by Chilean poets Sine Die and Enrique Winter.

We will continue promoting the NY Art Book Fear on Saturday, September 28th, at McNally Jackson Books (52 Prince Street, New York) with "DErivas", an evening of bilingual and multimedia poetry reading inspired by the concept of drifting, as proposed by Situationist thinker and writer Guy Debord. The event will begin outside McNally Jackson bookstore at 6pm, with the reading and walk Road Maps, a reflexion about forced disappearance. At 7pm, the audience will be invited back to the bookstore to enjoy the creative dialogue between Chilean poet and performance artists Sine Die, Irish poet David McLoghling, and guitarist and composer Cristian Amigo.

The New York Art Book Fear is an international exhibition of artist's books and fanzines planned for the first week of October, with works of different book artists from around the world: Printaboutme (Italy), Chisato Tamabayashi (Japan-London), Ratalia Espigadora (Chile-Barcelona), Milena Berlín (Berlin), Limit (Mexico), and eL Paper Magazine (New York). We will open with a sound installation by Chilen poet José Pablo Jofré, based in Berlin, and composer Mario Peña Lillo, and a performance by Chilean artist Sine Die. More details to be announced soon.



6. Erica Van Horn, Simon Cutts, Geoffrey Hendricks, Ray Johnson, Warren Lehrer, Clive Phillpot, FF Alumns, at NY Art Book Fair, Long Island City, NY, Sept. 19-22

Coracle is packing books,
some new and some old,
and travelling to the NY Art Book Fair.
Emily will remain in Tipperary,
awaiting our return.


NY Art Book Fair
September 20-22, 2013

Preview: Thursday, September 19, 6-9 pm

22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue
Long Island City, NY


Printed Matter, Inc. presents the eighth annual NY Art Book Fair, September 20-22, at MoMA PS1, with a public opening on the evening of Thursday, September 19, from 6 to 9pm.

Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world's leading event for artists' books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines showcased by more than 280 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from more than twenty countries.

Last year's NY Art Book Fair saw its largest attendance to date with more than 25,000 artists, book buyers, collectors, dealers, curators, independent publishers, and other enthusiasts attending over the course of the event.

The NY Art Book Fair 2013 is shaping up to be another incredibly exciting installment of the fair, with a dynamic program of special projects, screenings, book signings and performances taking place throughout the weekend. The Classroom-a curated series of artist-led workshops, readings, and discussions-and the annual Contemporary Artists' Books Conference-a two-day symposium on emerging practices and dialog within art-book culture-run throughout the fair and are free to the public.

Fair preview
Join us Thursday, September 19, 6 to 9pm, for an opening night preview to get an early look at the 280 exhibitors. The event will feature a live set on the steps of MoMA PS1 by MASKS (New York City-based duo Alexis Georgopoulos and Max Ravitz) incorporating elements of underground dance music through analog synthesizers and drum machines. Terekke (Matt Gardner) will perform an opening set of subliminal, dub-influenced basement house.

Special programming

The Classroom
Now in its fifth year, this curated series of informal conversations, workshops, readings and other artist-led programs is also an informal venue for artists, writers and publishers to feature new releases and present their publications. Participants include Tréy Sager with Badlands Unlimited (New York); Olof Olsson with Rollo Press (Switzerland); Linda Simpson with Peradam (New York); Elisabeth Tonnard and Chris Burnett with J&L Books (Scranton, PA); Amish Morrell with C Magazine (Canada); the curators of the Libros Mutantes Book Fair (Spain) and many others. The Classroom is organized by David Senior, Museum of Modern Art Library.

Contemporary Artists' Books Conference
The sixth annual Contemporary Artists' Books Conference presents two full days of lively debate on emerging practices and issues within art-book culture. Conference sessions will cover an array of topics, including artists' books by designers, experimental comics, pedagogy, 'text engines,' as well as photobooks in relation to the exhibition of photographic works.

This year's conference will feature keynote addresses from Clive Phillpot and Warren Lehrer. Clive Phillpot, a noted critic and preeminent figure in the field of artists' books, will give a rare New York appearance on the occasion of his long-awaited Booktrek: Selected Essays on Artist's Books Since 1972. Writer and book artist Warren Lehrer will discuss his classic book works and present a multimedia performance of his latest work.

The full schedule of Conference sessions and advance reservation for keynote talks are available at nyartbookfair.com/conference.

The Schoolyard & the Small Press Dome
A lively selection of international artists, zinesters, and small presses will represent independent publishing at its most innovative and affordable in the MoMA PS1 courtyard. Select exhibitors include The Song Cave (Northampton, MA); Cine Qua Non (Portugal); Bodega (Philadelphia, PA); Edizioni Corraini (Italy); and Lodret Vandret (Denmark), among many others.

Friendly Fire
A diverse group of politically-minded artists and collectives focused on the intersection of art and activism, this section of The Schoolyard includes Bureau for Open Culture (Bennington, VT), Temporary Services/Half Letter Press (Chicago, IL), Journal of Aesthetics and Protest (Los Angeles, CA), Autonomedia (Brooklyn) and World War 3 (New York), and others.

Swiss Focus
A selection of 13 Swiss presses, booksellers, and zine-makers present You Owe Me A Book, a curated room presenting a look at the vibrant state of contemporary Swiss publishing practice, with an emphasis on the visual arts, photography, architecture, and design. Participating publishers have invited nine artists to present their interventions within the context of the fair.

Focus: Photography
A curated cross-section of photo-based books and magazines, this year's Focus: Photography presents the latest from an exciting mix of publishers including A-Jump Books (Ithaca, NY), Dashwood Books (New York), AKAAKA (Tokyo), Kominek Books (Germany), Little Brown Mushroom (Saint Paul, MN), Mörel Books (United Kingdom), and TBW Books (Oakland, CA), and more.

Exhibitor project rooms
FULTON RYDER (New York) presents a project space titled Inside, insight, inner experience, inspiration, inner trips, inner voices, invisibility, into it, in step, in crowd, Inside Daisy Clover, industrial revolution, see through; onestar press / Three Star Books (France) will install a special site-specific presentation of Jonathan Monk's Billboard Book Project, to be designed by Benjamin Critton; Werkplaats Typografie (The Netherlands), a fair favorite, presents a collaborative project by its entire student body for the fifth year running; Badlands Unlimited (New York) will premiere a small exhibition comprised of drawings and notes made by curator Hans Ulrich Obrist; Yale School of Architecture (New Haven, CT) presents 16,392 Images That Matter to Architecture, a presentation of work from the 2008-2012 seminar "Books and Architecture" organized by Luke Bulman.

Fair exhibitions

Bruno Munari
An exhibition of book works by Bruno Munari, presented by Edizioni Corraini, will be housed in the courtyard dome. The exhibition includes a collection of rare and out-of-print artist and design books by the late Italian artist, offering a comprehensive survey of his influential career. Selections from the private collection of Giorgio Maffei will be on view as well.

The Ray Johnson Room
On view: Ray Johnson's Book of Death (all 13 pages!) alongside selections from the semi-mythical bitch-zine Sinking Bear, where he was a driving force. Brought to you by Division Leap and Boo-Hooray.

Andrew Roth, in association with PPP Editions, will present Paperwork-an exhibition of artists' scrapbooks featuring works by Brigid Berlin, Jimmy de Sana, John Evans, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Al Hansen, Richard Hawkins, Geoffrey Hendricks, Ray Johnson, Leigh Ledare, Gerhard Richter and Jean-Michel Wicker. In addition, PPP Editions will be hosting CAGE.

In the Good Name of the Company: Artworks and ephemera produced by or in tandem with the Colby Printing Company
For the first time the fair will feature a satellite exhibition, presented by ARTBOOK | DAP, ForYourArt, and PictureBox, and generously hosted by See.Me. Located at 26-19 Jackson Avenue, a five-minute walk from PS1, this extensive exhibition contains more than 200 posters spanning 40 years, including work by Ed Ruscha, Kathryn Andrews, Peter Coffin, Eve Fowler and Allen Ruppersberg. Organized by Jan Tumlir, Brian Roettinger and Christopher Michlig.

Artists installations
David Kennedy Cutler and Sara Greenberger Rafferty (both New York) present Paper Cuts, a new project of art at the margins, which includes posters, multiples, accessories, books, tests, samples, cast-offs, and studio stuff, curiosities made by a selected gang of fellow makers.

Ed. Varie and Japanese greenery artist Satoshi Kawamoto will build Plant/Book Store by Ed. Varie, a greenhouse in the main courtyard of PS1 that embraces the literal and figurative grass-roots elements in publishing. Special publications will also be launched; Deco Room with Plants by Satoshi Kawamoto, and Garden Variety by Ed. Varie.

Filip Noterdaeme (Brooklyn) presents The Stein Shrine, a tribute in words and images to Gertrude Stein, America's "homme de lettres, homme not femme" (Virgil Thomson), in celebration of the 80th anniversary of her memoir, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (Harcourt Brace, 1933) and his recent publication, The Autobiography of Daniel J. Isengart (Outpost19, 2013).


David Horvitz presents Let Us Keep Our Own Noon, a project developed with Recess. It will be performed everyday of the fair at local noon using a melted French bell from 1742.

New editions

New artwork editions to benefit the NY Art Book Fair
Printed Matter presents new limited-edition artworks by Karlheinz Weinberger, Sarah Crowner and Mungo Thomson. These editions support the fair, helping to ensure the event remains free. Editions may be purchased at the Printed Matter fair booth or online through the Printed Matter website.

New book to benefit the Contemporary Artists' Books Conference
This year's Conference Edition is a new book from LA-based artist Eve Fowler, Anyone Telling Anything is Telling That Thing, documenting Fowler's public art project that uses posters incorporating the text of Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons. The book includes an essay by Litia Perta and Corrine Fitzpatrick and is designed by Lauren Mackler of Public Fiction and produced by Conveyor Arts.

Hours and location
The NY Art Book Fair is free and open to the public:

Thursday, September 19, 6pm-9pm
Friday, September 20, 12pm-7pm
Saturday, September 21, 11am-9pm
Sunday, September 22, 11am-7pm




7. Julie Tolentino, FF Alumn, at The New Museum, Manhattan, Sept. 19


Perspectives on Contemporary Performance and HIV/AIDS
September 19, 2013
New Museum, 235 Bowery


Visual AIDS and the New Museum present an evening of conversation between performers Justin Vivian Bond, Hunter Reynolds, and Julie Tolentino, whose works each approach the ongoing AIDS crisis in a variety of important and profound ways. Moderated by Benjamin Shepard, the discussion will explore the evolving role that performance has played in the context of HIV/AIDS, while highlighting a diverse spectrum of performance practices that exemplify contemporary HIV/AIDS engagement.

The talk is organized in conjunction with "NOT OVER," a project honoring Visual AIDS's twenty-five years of activity, and "Performance Archiving Performance," part of the Fall 2013 Season: "Archives" at the New Museum.

Mx Justin Vivian Bond is a writer, singer, painter, and performance artist. Mx Bond was nominated for a Tony Award for Kiki & Herb: Alive On Broadway in 2007. Other notable theatrical endeavors include starring as Warhol superstar Jackie Curtis in Scott Wittman's production of Jukebox Jackie: Snatches of Jackie Curtis as part of La Mama E.T.C.'s 50th Anniversary Season, originating the role of Herculine Barbin in Kate Bornstein's groundbreaking play Hidden: A Gender, touring with the performance troupe The Big Art Group, and appearing in John Cameron Mitchell's film Shortbus. Mx Bond is a recipient of an Ethyl Eichelberger Award, a Peter Reed Foundation grant, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant for performance art/theater, an Obie, and a Bessie.

Julie Tolentino creates intimate solo movement-based installations including time-based durational performances, sculptural endurance events, and audio soundscapes. Her solo projects include the following full-evening and durational performance/installation-based works: Marks of My Civilization (1992), Stringhead (2008), The Sky Remains The Same (2008-ongoing), Cry of Love-A Labyrinth (2009), Eyewitness (2009), Cry of Love (2010), Raul N Julio (2010), Honey (2010), and Untitled (for Tom) - study (2010). Currently, all works center on the body's (inevitable) disintegration, the excesses of aging, and the body's attempt at secrecy via hidden texts, history, emotion, and memory. Described as "highly visual movement meditations," these physically rigorous works mirror the intimate notion of a guided tour that teases-out a future imagined, claimed, and etched for and without another. A frequent performer and collaborator in other people's work as well, Tolentino has worked with David Roussève/REALITY Dance Theater (lead senior member, company tour manager), Ron Athey (codirector, choreographer, performer), and many others. Tolentino's ongoing body-archive project "The Sky Remains the Same" will be included as part of "Performance Archiving Performance" at the New Museum this fall.

Benjamin Shepard, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Human Service at New York City College of Technology/City University of New York. He received his Masters at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, his PhD at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and his training in psychoanalysis from the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology in their Intensive Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program. As a social worker, he worked in AIDS housing settings from San Francisco to Chicago to New York, where he directed the start-ups for two congregate housing programs for people with HIV/AIDS, as well as served as Deputy Director at CitiWide Harm Reduction. Recent works include Play, Creativity, and the New Community Organizing (Routledge, 2011), Queer Political Performance and Protest (Routledge, 2009), The Beach Beneath the Streets: Exclusion, Control, and Play in Public Space (cowritten with Greg Smithsimon; SUNY Press, 2011), and Community Projects as Social Activism (Sage). In 2010, he was named to the Playboy Honor Roll as one of twenty professors "who are reinventing the classroom."

Hunter Reynolds works in several mediums, including performance, photography, installation, and collage. He is a Visual AIDS artist member, a founding member of Art Positive, and an early member of ACT UP. He has been making work for over thirty years. Recently, collateral work relating to Patina du Prey's Memorial Dress-a long term performance by Reynolds-was part of "NOT OVER" at La MaMa Galleria. Reynolds is represented by P.P.O.W in New York.

Image: Julie Tolentino, THE SKY REMAINS THE SAME: Ron Athey's Self Obliteration # 1, 2011. Performance. Photograph by Thomas Qualmann

The event is supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.
New Museum Education and public programs are made possible by a generous grant from Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of David B. Heller & Hermine Riegerl Heller.



8. Darra Furlow, FF Alumn, in Crain's New York Business, now online

With Love, From Brooklyn is in Crain's New York Business this week! Check out this awesome article.




9. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, Oct. 5

Urban Shaman Brings Blessing of the Animals to Brooklyn

Exotic Brooklyn, New York¬-¬-Not to be out-shined by other boroughs, Brooklyn will now have its very own Blessing of the Animals ceremony this October led by Urban Shaman Donna Henes. Henes is a renowned ceremonialist, author and ritual expert who has been leading public rituals in New York City for 38 years. She has even been dubbed by The New Yorker magazine as "New York's Unofficial Commissioner of Public Spirit". Mama Donna (as she is affectionately known) will offer nondenominational blessings of health, protection, gratitude and love to all furry, scaled and feathered friends. So bring your pets - on leashes, in carriers, cages or bowls - to Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn on Saturday October 5th from 2 - 5 PM, (meet at the fountain).

Mama Donna's Brooklyn Blessing of the Animals is a free, family-friendly event.

Here are the exact details:

October 5th
Saturday, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
(Rain date: Sunday, October 13, 2:00 - 5:00 PM)
Brooklyn Blessing of the Animals
With Mama Donna Henes, Urban Shaman

Our animal friends bless us every day with their love and devotion. Here is an opportunity to celebrate their special place in your life. Mama Donna will offer your animal loved ones sacred blessings of health, protection, gratitude and love.

Bring your pets - on leashes, in carriers, cages or bowls - to this non-denominational ceremony for all your furry, scaled
and feathered friends.

Grand Army Plaza
Park Slope, Exotic Brooklyn.
Meet at the Fountain. (2/3 train to Grand Army Plaza)
For more information: 718-857-1343

About Mama Donna:
* 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.

Read her on the Huffington Post:

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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




10. Jeanine Oleson, FF Alumn, at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Sept. 19

I'd like to invite you to attend the Photo Request from Solitary exhibition at Photoville [1] that opens this Thursday at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 5 [2]. This is all part of a 'Collab"
course/project I'm teaching at Parsons in collaboration with Solitary Watch [3] and Tamms Year Ten [4], and supported by the Open Society Foundation [5] Documentary Photography Project [6]. We have invited people in solitary confinement to request a photograph of anything they would like to see, real or imagined. We have fullfilled requests for the Tamms Year Ten campaign [7] and are beginning a new phase,finding photographers/artists to make new images. The exhibition includes requests from New York, California and Illinois that are/will be used in advocacy campaigns to end the use of long-term isolation in US prisons and jails, and to bring awareness about the individuals who endure it. We are presenting images from the Tamms Year Ten campaign, incoming requests for photographs from New York and California and advocates [8] from New York will be present to discuss the issues of solitary confinement.

I would also like to invite you to attend the public panel [9] on Sunday, September 22 at 4:40pm with a reception directly afterwards.
This will be a great opportunity to meet all of us and learn more about the project.

I hope to see you there, and please let me know if you have any questions.
Very Best,
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We have invited people in solitary confinement to request a photograph of anything they would like to see, real or imagined. Now we are looking for photographers to make these images. The project includes requests from New York, California and Illinois and will be used in advocacy campaigns to end the use of long-term isolation in US prisons and jails, and to bring awareness about the individuals who endure it.

Solitary confinement is the practice of locking down individuals in small, often windowless cells for 22-24 hours a day. They can remain in this state of extreme isolation and sensory deprivation for periods of time ranging from days to decades.

Long-term solitary confinement is cruel, expensive and ineffective.
Isolation creates and exacerbates symptoms of mental illness in prisoners, undermines successful re-entry into society and jeopardizes public safety. Meanwhile, states that have reduced their solitary populations have saved millions and seen violence significantly reduced. Yet more than 80,000 men, women, and children are in solitary in U.S. prisons and jails at any given time. The U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture recommended a ban on solitary confinement exceeding 15 days, and the abolition of solitary confinement for juveniles and mentally disabled persons.

People can be placed in complete isolation for months or years not only for violent acts but for possessing contraband, testing positive for drug use, ignoring orders, or using profanity. Thousands are held in indefinite solitary confinement because they have been named as gang members by other prisoners who are rewarded for this information.

Others have ended up in solitary because they have untreated mental illnesses, are children in need of "protection," are gay or transgender, are Muslim, have unsavory political beliefs, or report rape or abuse by prison officials.

The project originated in Illinois as a part of the Tamms Year Ten campaign larger campaign [11] to close Tamms supermax, a particularly harsh and inhumane prison in southern Illinois. Requests from Tamms were fascinating and varied. They included a request for a gray and white horse rearing, Michelle Obama in the White House garden, the block my auntie lives on, the Holy Mosque at Mecca, a lovesick clown and more. (See more requests here [12].) The project has grown into a collaboration between Tamms Year Ten [13], Solitary Watch [14], The National Religious Campaign Against Torture [15], Open Society Foundations and Parsons-The New School for Design [16].
We are now taking requests from people in solitary in New York and California, including many in Pelican Bay where a hunger strike [17] just ended. The project is being coordinated through a class at Parsons and will result in exhibits and hopefully some good press and publicity to be used in the fight against solitary.

[1] http://photovillenyc.org/photoville-2013/photo-requests-from-solitary/
[2] http://photovillenyc.org/directions/
[3] http://solitarywatch.com/
[4] http://www.yearten.org/
[5] http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/about/programs/documentary-photography-project
[6] http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/about/programs/documentary-photography-project
[7] http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/05/06/prisoners-at-tamms-supermax-prison-get-invited-to-request-a-photo-of-anything-in-the-world.html
[8] http://www.thenation.com/article/170276/unlock-box-fight-against-solitary-confinement-new-york
[9] http://photovillenyc.org/talks/panel-photo-requests-from-solitary/
[10] http://sitemail.netnation.com/HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/PAGES/PHOTO-REQUESTS-FROM-SOLITARY/538355186220092?REF=BR_TF
[11] http://creativetimereports.org/2013/05/06/tamms-is-torture-campaign-close-illinois-supermax-prison-solitary-confinement/
[12] http://www.yearten.org/category/cultural-projects/photo-requests-from-solitary/
[13] http://www.yearten.org/
[14] http://solitarywatch.com/
[15] http://www.nrcat.org/
[16] http://www.newschool.edu/parsons/
[17] http://solitarywatch.com/2013/07/15/ca-updates/



11. Susan Bee, FF Alumn, at Ortega y Gasset Projects, Ridgewood, Queens, opening Sept. 28

Susan Bee, Brian Scott Campbell, Lucy Kim, Pat McElnea, and Emily Janowick
Organized by Karla Wozniak
September 28, 2013 - October 26, 2013
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 28, 7 - 10 pm

The absolute yearning of one human body for another particular body and its indifference to substitutes is one of life's major mysteries. -Iris Murdoch

Ortega y Gasset Projects is pleased to present The Sacred and Profane Love Machine, an exhibition organized by Karla Wozniak comprising artworks by Susan Bee, Lucy Kim, Brian Scott Campbell, Pat McElnea, and Emily Janowick. The exhibition is inspired by the Iris Murdoch novel of the same name-a psychologically rich tale of characters caught in a complex web of emotional and sexual experiences. Similarly, the artworks in this exhibition negotiate intimate, charged situations. The pieces tell stories of love, heartache, and orgiastic ecstasy.

Susan Bee's paintings of couples, based on film-noir stills, are tinged with emotion and melodrama. Her simplified figures, rendered with saturated color and exuberant patterns, are engaged in interactions nearing emotional climax. The figures in Brian Scott Campbell's detailed pencil drawings of Grecian urns and ancient statuary have come to life. These classical nude motifs are animated into a cartoonish bacchanal of humor and sexual whimsy. Lucy Kim casts the faces of real couples, including her husband and herself, to make her 3D portraits. Distorted through the mold-making and casting process, then painted with cryptic images associated with sexiness, these surreal objects seem descended from Egyptian burial masks. Patrick McElnea's frenetic paintings investigate skin-both human skin and the physical skin of oil paint. The evocative surfaces and tangle of body parts in these paintings suggest we are witnessing sexual intimacy in progress. Emily Janowick's small assemblage sculptures show a fluency in formal relationships of color and material surface. Yet what at first seem like simply playful objects on second glance become improvised sexual paraphernalia.

As a group, the works brought together in this show deliver a potent cocktail of emotion and sexuality. One can think of art as a love triangle-a three-way relationship between artist, art object, and viewer. Each corner of the triangle is strong willed, yet precarious. The artworks in this show revel in this confusing terrain, which exists between cerebral, emotional, and physical experience.

Susan Bee is a painter, editor, and book artist, living in New York City. She recently had a solo show, Criss Cross: New Paintings, at Accola Griefen Gallery, NY. Bee has had six solo shows at A.I.R. Gallery. She has published many artist's books, including collaborations with Charles Bernstein, Johanna Drucker, Susan Howe, Regis Bonvicino, Jerry Rothenberg, and Jerome McGann. Her artwork is in many public and private collections including the Getty Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, Yale University, New York Public Library, and the Harvard University Library. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, Art News, The Forward, The New York Times, Art Papers, The New Yorker, and The Brooklyn Rail. Bee teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and the School of Visual Arts.

Brian Scott Campbell (b. 1983, Columbus, OH) received his MFA from Rutgers University, and BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design. Campbell has exhibited in exhibitions at Jeff Bailey Gallery, Artists Space, Kunsthalle Galapogos, and Cuchifritos Gallery in New York, as well as CB1 Gallery in Los Angeles. His work was recently included in the Bronx AIM Biennial at the Bronx Museum of Art (2011). Campbell has been awarded residencies at the McColl Center for Visual Arts in North Carolina (2011), and at the Vermont Studio Center (2010). His work has been published in Whitehot Magazine, Art Fag City, Hyperallergic, and Beautiful Decay. Campbell lives and works in Santa Barbara, California.

Lucy Kim was born in Seoul, Korea, and raised between Korea, Myanmar, and the US. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2001 and her MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2007. She has attended the Yale Norfolk Summer Program, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the MacDowell Colony. Her work has been exhibited at numerous venues including Field Projects (New York, NY), Slag Gallery (New York, NY), Regina Rex (Queens, NY), Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute (Utica, NY), Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Philadelphia, PA), and Wassaic Project (Wassaic, NY). She is a founding member of the collaborative Kijidome, and is currently Lecturer of Fine Arts at Brandeis University. Lucy Kim lives and works in Lynn, MA.

Pat McElnea resides in New York and exhibits his work internationally. He grew up in Southern California, received his BFA from Cooper Union and an MFA from Yale University. Former residences in LA, Berlin, Buffalo, New Haven, and Brooklyn have been primary characters in his videos. Painting, short fiction, and criticism also encompass his art practice. Currently he teaches video and theory at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Born in Kentucky and raised all over the globe, Emily Janowick is a painter who creates objects that are in a state of flux: no longer what they were, not quite something new. She received her BFA in 2 Dimensional Arts from the University of Tennessee. She attended the Yale Norfolk summer program and has been the recipient of the Terry Burnette Memorial Award from the University of Tennessee. She currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Karla Wozniak is an artist based in Knoxville TN. She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from the Yale School of Art. She has had recent solo exhibitions at the Gregory Lind Gallery in San Francisco, CA and at the University of Vermont, Burlington. Wozniak's distinctions include a NYFA fellowship (2011); a Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program fellowship (2009-10); and MacDowell Colony fellowships (2007, 2005). Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Village Voice, and The Huffington Post. Wozniak is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

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Hours: 1-6pm Saturday - Sunday & by Appointment
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12. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, fall events

Annie Lanzillotto's Fall Book Readings / Signings

11:00 AM - 1PM
Hofstra University
Spiegel Theater
Hempstead, N.Y. 11549-1000
info: stanislao.pugliese@hofstra.edu -Professor/Host

10 AM
College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, New York 10314
info: maryann.feola@csi.cuny.edu -Professor/Host

10/3/13 - 10/5/13
All weekend conference
Italian American Studies Association
(for conference attendees and by special invitation)
New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
contact: www.italianamericanstudies.net

Montclair State University
1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, New Jersey 07043
contact: khanf@mail.montclair.edu
Professor Fawzia Afzal-Khan Host

11/12/13 - 11/14/13
University of Vermont
Buckham Writer-in-Residence
85 S Prospect St, Burlington, VT 05401
contact: jgennari@uvm.edu -Prof John Gennari, Host



13. Buzz Spector, FF Alumn, at Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, Sept. 19-22

International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery
NAVY PIER, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
September 19-22, 2013



14. Diana Heise, FF Alumn, at Studios Inc., Kansas City, MO, thru October 18

Mwa, Twa, Nou, (Me, You, Us), Mauritius by Diana Heise

The Studios Inc Exhibition Space is pleased to present Mwa, Twa, Nou, (Me, You, Us), Mauritius, an exhibition featuring resident artist Diana Heise, on view from 09.13.13 to 10.18.13 with an opening reception Friday, 09.13.13 from 6:00- 9:00 PM.
Mwa, Twa, Nou, Mauritius is an exhibition of photographic and video works that illuminate Diana Heise's experience assimilate into the culture of the African isle of Mauritius. This work explores the search for equilibrium between being an outsider while also an invited participant. She has also included works that are collaborations with the local community to valorize forms of culture such as music and oral history. This work gives particular attention to forms that have been discriminated against or are in danger of being lost.

Diana Heise is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship to Mauritius, a Performance Art Fund Grant from the Franklin Furnace Inc and a Presidential Fellowship at the American University in Cairo. She has exhibited work internationally, including at Brooklyn Museum, the Film Anthology Archives and Institut Français de Maurice. She holds a MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York, NY and a BA from Vassar College. She is also an assistant professor at the Kansas City Art Institute.

Diana Heise is a resident artist at The Studios Inc. The Studios Inc provides studio space, professional development, networking, and exhibitions for mid-career artists in Greater Kansas City.

Gallery Hours
Tues - Friday 10:00 - 4:00 PM
Saturday 12:00 - 4:00 PM
Gallery Talk 09.14.13
Saturday 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Studios Inc
1708 Campbell
Kansas City MO 64108
816.994.7134 office
816.916.0620 cell
816.471.1226 fax



15. Katya Grokhovsky, FF Alumn, now online at nyfa.org




16. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at NYU, Manhattan, Sept. 24

FF Alumn: Judith Sloan
Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 7PM

Stories from Judith Sloan's YO MISS! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide
Presented by the Center for Spiritual Life at NYU

At NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, Grand Hall
238 Thompson Street
Free and open to the public.
RSVP online

Fusing the art of theatre and radio, YO MISS! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide, is an eye- and ear-witness account of one artist navigating a maze of miscommunications and memories, while breaking down assumptions that divide residents of a city who live in close proximity but come from conflicting worlds. Sloan remixes her experiences of a lifetime as she transforms into a multitude of characters, in this sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always truth-seeking show. Excerpts from the full play, this concert performance, written and performed by Judith Sloan, features a live band including multi-instrumentalist MiWi La Lupa (Red Baraat), and DJ/Sound Engineer Luke Santy, actor/beat-boxer Chesney Snow. Directed by Bob Berky. Assistant Director Chesney Snow. A talkback moderated by Marcella Runell Hall (Co-Director of NYU Center for Spiritual Life), along with Judith Sloan, Rabbi Yehuda Sarna and Imam Khalid Latif on opening up cross-cultural and cross-religious dialogues follows the performance.
Link to recent article about Judith Sloan in Woman Around Town.

Link to article in New York Times about inception of project.



17. Alison Crocetta, FF Alumn,a t Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, Queens, Sept. 28

Please join us for the third annual SkowheganPERFORMS!

Saturday, September 28, 2013 // 1:00 - 5:00 PM
32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY

The theme of this year's event is PLAY

Performing Artists:
Eun Woo Cho '08

Alison Crocetta '92 + Charlotte Schultz '92
John Dombroski '13
Linda Ford '02
Daniel Giles '13
John Landewe '00
Dan Levenson '09
Megan Marlatt '85
Mores McWreath '13
Linda Molenaar '07
Ross Moreno '03 + Justin Cooper '07
Barb Smith '12
Clare Torina '12
Tomoe Tsutsumi '10

Skowhegan would like to thank the staff at Socrates Sculpture Park for their support of this event.

We hope to see you there!
The Skowhegan Alliance



18. LAPD, FF Alumns, at Tower Theater, Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 24-29


@ the Tower Theater, 802 S. Broadway, Los Angeles CA 90014

TUES 9/24 @ 7PM

WED 9/25 @ 5PM

THUR 9/24 @ 2PM

FRI 9/27 @ 9PM

SAT 9/28 @ 5PM

SUN 9/29 @ 3:30PM

Purchase online or call the REDCAT box office at 213-237-2800.

About the companies

About Los Angeles Poverty Department
Los Angeles Poverty Department, founded in 1985, is made up of people who make art and live and work in Skid Row. LAPD tells the rest of the story, what you don't hear elsewhere. Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) creates performances and multidisciplinary artworks that connect the experience of people living in poverty to the social forces that shape their lives and communities. LAPD projects express the realities, hopes, dreams and rights of people in poverty. LAPD is dedicated to building community on Skid Row and to participating in worldwide art dialogue. Current in the works projects involve collaborations with French, Belgian, Austrian and Nicaraguan theater groups. www.lapovertydept.org

About Wunderbaum
Wunderbaum is a group of 5 actors/ theater-makers, based in Rotterdam, creating plays on social, urban and metropolitan issues.
This performance forms part of The New Forest: a large-scale project during which alternatives for a future society will be investigated over the coming four years. The New Forest will take various forms, such as a series of performances (including Hospital), an interactive online platform and an extensive mechanism of cooperation between various social sectors. You're warmly invited to visit The New Forest! www.thenewforest.nl


World Premiere- September 24 - 29, 2013

Two groundbreaking theater companies - Skid Row performance group Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD) and Netherlands-based collective Wunderbaum - confront the realities of contemporary healthcare in a raucous and engrossing "ficto-mentary" of love, life, money and death. The historic Tower Theater is transformed into a huge Petri dish for the premiere of Hospital, which draws on the clichés of serialized medical dramas, as well as real-life encounters with patients, doctors, healthcare professionals and reformers in both the U.S. and the Netherlands. With intelligence, compassion and absorbing stagecraft, Hospital shrewdly sends-up a genre while its cast creates a hallucinatory exposé of free market healthcare and seeks alternatives for its future.

About HOSPITAL credits
HOSPITAL was made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation with additional funding from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and the California Community Foundation; The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital, primarily supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional development support for Hospital was provided by The Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, and the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, and with the support of AMMODO and SNS REAAL Fonds.



19. Joyce Cutler Shaw, FF Alumn, at Levy Arts, Manhattan, Sept. 24

17 September 2013
NYC Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
Wine + discussion
LevyArts: 40 E 19th St #3-R, New York, NY
Tuesday, September 17 from 6:30 - 9pm
The next NYC LASER will take place on 17 September 2013, 6:30 PM, at LevyArts, New York City. NYC LASER is a series of lectures and presentations on art and science projects, and organized on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST's LEAF initiative (Leonardo Education and Art Forum). The series is hosted by Ellen Levy on behalf of the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, and Patricia Olynyk. LEAF Chair Adrienne Klein has organized the event.
This installation of NYC LASER will include a feature presentation by: Martina Mrongovius, an assistant professor of holography and light-art at the Kunsthochschule für Medien, Köln and project director the Center for the Holographic Arts, New York. She will discuss Interference : Coexistence, an exhibition of holography which she curated and which is presently on view at the Queens Clocktower (NYC). Mrongovius will be followed by brief presentations by Anthony Heath, an optical engineer at Zebra Imaging who holds patents for innovative technology in the field of 3D holograms; Dr. Kenneth A Cuiffreda, Professor of Vision Sciences at the State University of NY College of Optometry, who will discuss how our eyes-and brain-see; and Adrienne Klein who will discuss Graphic Alert, an exhibition of AIDS posters from around the world, which she curated. The exhibition is now on view at NYU Langone Medical Center's gallery (NYC). Space is limited; to reserve your place, send an email to levy@nyc.rr.com.
Find out more about the LASER series

19 September 2013
DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER)
Keck Center, 500 Fifth St., N.W., Room 100
Washington, D.C.
This month the discussion explores the theme of disasters.
5:30 to 6:00 PM Check in
6 to 6:10 PM Welcoming remarks and community sharing time. Anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work. Please present your work as a teaser so that those who are interested can seek you out during social time following the event.
6:10 to 7:10 PM Panelists' presentations (15 minutes each)
Jim Brey, director, Education Program, American Meteorological Society, Washington, D.C.
Jim Giordano, neuroscientist and neuroethicist, director, Center for Neurotechnology Studies, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, D.C.
David Hughes, assistant professor of entomology and biology, Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Pennsylvania State University, State College
Judith Waller, artist and professor of art, University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, Menasha
7:10 to 8:10 PM Discussion
8:10 to 9 PM Reception
Find out more about the DASER series

24 September 2013
NYC Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
LevyArts: 40 E 19th St #3-R, New York, NY
Tuesday, September 24 from 6:30-8:30 PM
A special NYC LASER will take place Tuesday, 24 September 2013, 6:30-8:30 PM at LevyArts to discuss SPLICE: At the Intersection of Art and Medicine, a traveling exhibition curated by Nina Czegledy at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery (19 September-9 November 2013) that aims to investigate changing corporeal perceptions influenced by scientific, social, political and cultural interpretations. To reach this goal SPLICE presents a scientific gaze of the human body by showcasing historic anatomical art as both complemented and challenged by international contemporary artworks. Discussants will include Jack Butler, Toronto Canada; Joyce Cutler Shaw, San Diego, US and Nina Czegledy, Toronto, SPLICE project curator. This event is free and open to the public. Space is limited; to reserve your place, send an email to Ellen Levy at levy@nyc.rr.com
SPLICE: At the Intersection of Art and Medicine aims to investigate changing corporeal perceptions influenced by scientific, social, political and cultural interpretations. To reach this goal SPLICE presents a scientific gaze of the human body by showcasing historic anatomical art as both complemented and challenged by international contemporary artworks.
The featured discussants:
Jack Butler, artist, extends research in two domains - medical science (embryogenesis primary research) and collaborations with Inuit artists (the current project, Art & Cold Cash).
Joyce Cutler Shaw, artist, expands the realm of drawing and works with multi media, installations, public projects and artist's books that she has exhibited internationally since 1972.
Nina Czegledy, SPLICE project curator, works internationally on collaborative art & science & technology projects, focusing on the changing perception of the human body and its environment. Czegledy has exhibited and published widely, won awards for her artwork and has initiated, lead and participated in workshops, forums and festivals worldwide at international events. Over the last six years, Czegledy initiated and co-organized 25 Education forums/workshops at international conferences on four continents. Czegledy is a Senior Fellow, KMDI, University of Toronto; Researcher, Hexagram, Concordia University, Montreal; Senior Fellow, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest; International Research Fellow Intercreate org, New Zealand, member of the Leonardo/ISAST Governing Board, contributing editor, LEA, the Leonardo Electronic Almanac, former co-chair Leonardo Education & Art Forum, and former chair Inter Society of the Electronic Art (ISEA).

3 October 2013
Location: 3001 PES (Plant and Environmental Sciences) UC Davis Campus
Map: http://www.plantsciences.ucdavis.edu/plantsciences/visitors/map.htm
6:30-6:50: Socializing/networking
6:50-7:00: Welcome, opening remarks on the Davis inaugural Laser by Anna Davidson
7:00-7:25: Dr. Diane Ullman and Donna Billick on "Fusion and Perception"
The talk will map how fusion or the unity of knowledge , includes cross-discipline, cross culture, cross generational exploration and discovery. An experiential , hands-on approach to education, as with Art/Science Fusion, is to access perception and grow new associations and build life force or fusion energy
7:25-7:50: Bob Ostertag
7:50-8:10: BREAK. (During the break anyone in the audience currently working within the intersections of art and science will have 30 seconds to share their work (a teaser/commercial)
8:10-8:35: Meredith Tromble and Jordan Van Aalsburg on "The Vortex Touches Down"
Tromble and Van Aalsburg will present the vision for their long-term project -- an immersive, interactive 3D vortex of dream elements called "Take Me to Your Dream (Dream Vortex)" -- and the creation of the image vortex for the current prototype.
8:35-9:00: Dr. James Crutchfield on "Hidden Fragility & the Data Deluge"
9:00-9:30: Discussion/Networking
Find out more about the LASER series
Updated 12 September 2013

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FF Alum Erika Yeomans video Entr'acte screens online and tours September-October 2013.

artvideoKOELN presents
CologneOFF IX-
9th Cologne International Videoart Festival
http://coff09.newmediafest.org - Beyond Poetry
Online September 14, September 23rd TBA tour in Europe

TIMECODE LA, New Orleans, LA, September 18-22nd

Anthology Film Archives, October 16th, 6 pm Program

Entr'acte (3:50, HD Video, 2013) is a musical video project based on Hitchcock's Vertigo. 2 Madeleines on the verge of vertigo.
Performers: Lizzy Yoder + Simone Butler
Editor Sandra Montiel
Cinematographer Alice Millar
Musical Arrangement Nick Demopoulos
Singer Lizzy Yoder




20. Dynasty Handbag, FF Alumn, at The New Museum, Manhattan, Sept. 26

The Wasteland, Fall edition, by Dynasty Handbag

September is the cruellest month, breeding
calendar obligations
back to school is hell

heterosexual couples, mating
Memory and desire, stirring
desperate city squirrels filling cheeks with
acorn shaped trash

the agendas filling up
time to think about what kind of boots to buy
art shows and bullshit
fall preview reads: more time gone by, and you are still nothing

TVs fall season. oh you! time sucker. binge watcher. isolator in your isotoners, lonely toners

Summer was fun, yo! popcicles
...maybe you went to fire isalnd? grilling.
you were nude. now the trees will be.
Earth was in a hot hangout, now go back inside child, and die

our pumpkins will rot
and then it will be winter
die again


9/26 TRANSPARENT TRAP at the New Museum, NYC (http://www.newmuseum.org/calendar/view/dirty-looks-and-new-museum-present-dynasty-handbag-transparent-trap-1)

Festival Supreme (http://www.festivalsupreme.com/)
Santa Monica, CA 11/14
Pleasure Dome Toronto, Canada http://youtu.be/EVxkRlbalt4 (http://pdome.org/2013/bags-a-live-performance-by-dynasty-handbag/)

Transparent Trap at YALE
New Haven, CT




21. Arlene Rush, FF Member, now online

Please vote and do everyday if you can till November 8th.
Thanks in advance, everyone!

The competition is on. Please share this link with friends and family of legal drinking age to collect votes for my artwork. The top artwork receives a showing at SCOPE Art Fair in Miami during Art Basel.

Voting ends November 8, 2013. Please vote!! THANK YOU ALL!


"Sum of the Whole" Arlene Rush, Resin, acrylic, 96 1/2" x 74" x 1 3/4"d
My work reflects the idea that the individual is part of an inter-dependent whole. The sculptures made out of resin and acrylic is reduced to an object of thought, taking the viewers out of their conventional reality, denying the "real" while simultaneously affirming


"Twins Just A Memory X", Arlene Rush, Digital print face mounted to plexi, shattered pieces of glass, 27" x 32"x 1"d
Being a twin is the personal springboard for my work, investigating the dichotomy of self, identity, and sameness.




22. Marina Abramović, FF Alumn, in Biennial, Thessaloniki, Greece, thru Jan. 31, 2014


Central Exhibition of the 4. Biennial of Thessaloniki
Concept and Curatorship: Adelina von Fürstenberg, President of the NGO ART for The World

Opening Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Exhibition from September 19, 2013 through January 31, 2014

EVERYWHERE BUT NOW closely relates the question of space (Everywhere) of different genius loci in the Mediterranean area with the question of time (Now) of creation in our contemporary world. Around the Mediterranean sea several civilizations have contributed to the growth and to the political, economical, artistic and technological development of the area. On the other hand, its borders are observatories of uncertainties and perplexities, of differences between nations, religions, and cultures; they are areas of geographical and historical contrasts between wealth and poverty, political stability and insecurity as well as natural beauty, pollution and human tragedies. EVERYWHERE BUT NOW will be an interactive, powerful and subtle artistic face-to-face, where the public - meeting the artists and their works, exchanging past and present knowledge and experience - will rediscover today's composite realities around the Mediterranean and further more.

Over 50 artists from 25 countries - from Brazil and Cuba to Iran and India, as well as many Mediterranean countries, including 11 artists from Greece - will present their works, using all media such as painting, sculpture, photography, video installation, performance, etc.

The participating artists and filmmakers are: Marina Abramović (Serbia), Ghada Amer (Egypt), John Armleder (Switzerland), Maja Bajević (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Bill Balaskas (Greece/Thessaloniki), Lenora de Barros (Brazil), Beforelight (Greece/Thessaloniki), Jacques Berthet (Switzerland), Nigol Bezjian (Syria), Mohamed Bourouissa (Algeria/France), Marie Bovo (Spain), David Casini (Italy), Sheba Chhachhi (India), Claire Fontaine (France), Jordi Colomer (Spain), Marta Dell'Angelo (Italy), Desertmed Collective (Italy/Germany), Haris Epaminonda (Cyprus), Inci Eviner (Turkey), Ymane Fakhir (Morocco/France), Parastou Forouhar (Iran), Apostolos Georgiou (Greece/Thessaloniki), Khaled Jarrar (Palestine), Hüseyin Karabey (Turkey), Gülsün Karamustafa (Turkey), Iseult Labote (Greece/Switzerland), Ange Leccia (France), Los Carpinteros (Cuba), DeAnna Maganias (Greece), Marcello Maloberti (Italy), Miltos Manetas (Greece), Mark Mangion (Malta), Liliana Moro (Italy), Adrian Paci (Albania), Rosana Palazyan (Brazil), Jafar Panahi (Iran), Maria Papadimitriou (Greece), Dan & Lia Perjovschi (Romania), Paris Petridis (Greece/Thessaloniki), Ivan Petrović (Serbia), Khalil Rabah (Palestine), Philip Rantzer (Israel), Zineb Sedira (Algeria), Veronica Smirnoff (Russia/UK), Priscilla Tea (Italy), Panos Tsagaris (Greece), Maria Tsagkari (Greece), Gal Weinstein (Israel), Peter Wüthrich (Switzerland), Raed Yassin (Lebanon), Yiorgis Yerolymbos (Greece) and Vasilis Zografos (Greece/Thessaloniki).

Chief Curator of the Central Exhibition: Adelina von Fürstenberg
Exhibition Designer: Arch. Uliva Velo

Central Exhibition venues: Alatza Imaret, Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Museum of Byzantine Culture, Geni Tzami, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Pavillion 6 (Thessaloniki International Trade Fair area), State Museum of Contemporary Art (Moni Lazariston).

For the first time, a large part of the Biennale Central Exhibition will be hosted in the Pavillion 6 (Thessaloniki International Trade Fair area), urging the visitors to explore the Thessaloniki city centre, and discover the monuments along with the old and contemporary history of the city.

Participating countries: Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cuba, Cyprus, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Palestine, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, USA.

The 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art will open on September 18 with the inauguration of the exhibition EVERYWHERE BUT NOW. On the same time, parallel exhibitions by the '5 Museums' Movement in Thessaloniki' will be open, while other events (performances and workshops), as well as exhibitions of the collections of the State Museum of Contemporary Art will be inaugurated during the following months by Katerina Koskina, Director of the Thessaloniki Biennale and the President of the State Museum of Contemporary Art.

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23. Nora York, FF Alumn, at Joe's Pub. Manhattan, November 10

New project premiering, Water Water Everywhere / Nay Any Drop to Drink



at Joe's Pub

Joe's Pub at The Public is proud to welcome conceptual artist, musician, and educator, Nora York, in Water Water Everywhere / Nay Any Drop To Drink, a new work presented by Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Ballroom Marfa and the Public Concern Foundation as part of the city-wide Marfa Dialogue NY symposium on climate change. This one-night-only performance takes place at Joe's Pub on November 10 at 7:00 PM and is FREE and open to the public. http://bit.ly/1clCQf5
Please call box office directly 212.967.7555 or collect tickets at box office.
Seats are first come, first serve.

In Water Water Everywhere / Nay Any Drop To Drink Nora York frames Handel's Water Music suites with her own original compositions to confront the topic of climate change as it affects water-the oceans, rivers, aquifers, lakes, streams, wells, and our bodies and minds. This performance is free and open to the public. It is both a love letter and a wake-up call about what is at stake within our current climate chaos. The work asks the audience to consider the essential value of water.

"Nora York has a history of debuting provocative new work on our stage," said Shanta Thake, director of Joe's Pub at The Public. "we are proud to partner with Marfa Dialogues NY as Nora tackles the issue of climate change."

In preparation for Water Water Everywhere / Nay Any Drop To Drink, York is engaging in conversations with scientists and activists in the fields of climate change and water. By "distilling the facts" she will identify the dominant images, metaphors, and concepts for her songs. York is also curating visual images for projections during portions of the live performance to create a complimentary metaphoric visual landscape to accompany the music. The visual artists committed to contributing images are Kiki Smith, Kate Teale, Judith Belzer, Jerry Kearns.

Joining York will be an ensemble of both contemporary and classical musicians and singers. Her long time collaborator and co-composer Jamie Lawrence, piano; will be joined by luminaries from the classical and jazz world including Andrew Schwartz, bassoon; Diane Lesser, oboe; and a collection singers from Ms. York's orbit.

After the concert performance, the audience will be encouraged to engage with each other and environmental scientists and activists in an informal conversation in the lobby at The Public Theater and The Library Café on the mezzanine level.

"Our goal in supporting Marfa Dialogues/NY is to connect and amplify the voices in this city-wide conversation as people engage the issue of climate change through a cultural lens," said Christy MacLear, Executive Director of The Rauschenberg Foundation. "Through Marfa Dialogues/NY we are not only carrying on Bob Rauschenberg's commitment to the environment but also extending the discussion about climate change into new communities and inspiring innovative responses to this critically important issue."

Joe's Pub is one of more than 30 institutions participating in Marfa Dialogues/NY. The two-month calendar of events features a mix of environmental panels, live theatre, major art exhibitions, installations, community forums, musical performances and more - all accessible to the public and available via broadcast and digital media. A calendar of events is available at www.marfadialogues.org.


Nora York: http://www.norayork.com/
Marfa Dialogues NY: www.marfadialogues.org
Robert Rauschenberg Foundation: http://www.rauschenbergfoundation.org/
The Public Concern Foundation: http://publicconcernfoundation.org/
Joe's Pub at The Public: http://www.joespub.com/

ABOUT MARFA DIALOGUE NY: Marfa Dialogues/NY is an examination of climate change science, environmental activism and artistic practice taking place this October and November 2013 in New York City. A collaboration between the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Ballroom Marfa and the Public Concern Foundation, Marfa Dialogues/NY will feature more than 20 Program Partners, including Joe's Pub presents Nora York - Water Water Everywhere/ Nay Any Drop To Drink, and a spectrum of exhibitions, performance, and interdisciplinary discussions at the intersection of the arts and climate change. Marfa Dialogues was co-founded in 2010 by Ballroom Marfa, a leading contemporary arts center in Far West Texas, and The Public Concern Foundation (PCF), a New York non-profit devoted to the advancement of public education around social and political topics. Marfa Dialogues was originally conceived as a symposium to broaden public exploration of the intersection of art, politics and culture.

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24. Michel Auder, FF Alumn, at CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA, thru Dec. 14

City of Disappearances
September 10-December 14

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
California College of the Arts
360 Kansas Street
San Francisco CA 94103

T 415 355 9673


The exhibition City of Disappearances (September 10 to December 14) is a curatorial collaboration and exchange between two internationally significant art collections: the Kadist Art Foundation (located in San Francisco and Paris) and Zabludowicz Collection (located in London, New York, and Sarvisalo, Finland).

Co-curated by Joseph Del Pesco (Director of the Kadist Art Foundation) and Elizabeth Nielsen (Director of Zabludowicz Collection), the exhibition explores the physical and spatial experience of the city as a kind of language spoken around the world-a language of skyscrapers, traffic, human density, technology, affluence, poverty, and noise. Since 2007, the majority of the world's population has been urban, making it increasingly urgent for us to think about what "the city" means. Whether we choose to view cities as formed by their inhabitants or the inhabitants as formed by the cities in which they live, the city remains a primary dilemma.

Included in the exhibition is Berlin Remake (2005) by the New York-based artist Amie Siegel, a two-channel work that juxtaposes preexisting films of Berlin with contemporary footage of the same locations, presenting a ghostly portrait of a city that has been a prominent protagonist in world conflict. An installation of 32 photographs by Enrique Metinides shows the gruesome and unexpected fates of citizens of Mexico City between 1949 and 1995. And a newly configured sculptural installation by the Scottish artist Martin Boyce captures anxieties related to overproduction and elitism through juxtapositions of high- and low-culture design elements. The other featured artists are Michel Auder, Slater Bradley, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, John Menick, Yelena Popova, and Kelley Walker.

City of Disappearances dramatizes the mutual resemblance of the world's great cities by borrowing the title of Iain Sinclair's psycho-geographic "anthology of absence," London: City of Disappearances (2006), a book Sinclair says is written "by and about" London. The exhibition imagines a transposition and exchange of the living imaginary of London conjured in Sinclair's book with the fictions and myths of San Francisco. This conceptual and metaphorical exchange will be followed by a real one, when the exhibition travels to Zabludowicz Collection in London, February 27 to May 11, 2014. There it will be renamed Infinite City, after Rebecca Solnit's atlas of San Francisco.

Accompanying public programs will take place over the course of the exhibition. Please check wattis.org for a schedule.

About the CCA Wattis Institute
The CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts was established in 1998 in San Francisco at California College of the Arts. It serves as a forum for the presentation and discussion of international contemporary art and curatorial practice. Through groundbreaking exhibitions, the Capp Street Project residency program, lectures, symposia, and publications, the Wattis Institute has become one of the leading art institutions in the United States and an active site for contemporary culture in the Bay Area. For more information about the Wattis Institute, visit wattis.org.

About the Wattis Institute Limited Edition Program
The Wattis Institute's edition program offers limited releases by seminal international artists, including Claire Fontaine, Ryan Gander, Mark Bradford, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Tim Lee, Jonathan Monk, Paulina Olowska, Sharon Lockhart, and Catherine Opie. The Wattis series of limited editions affords an opportunity to collect works by some of today's most significant established and emerging artists. For direct sales and additional information, please contact Micki Meng, Wattis Assistant Director, at mmeng@cca.edu or 415 355 9675. Proceeds directly support the ongoing realization of the Wattis exhibition program.

CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts
California College of the Arts
360 Kansas Street (between 16th and 17th Streets)
San Francisco CA 94103
T 415 355 9673



25. Liz Magic Laser, FF Alumn, at Electronic Arts Intermix, Manhattan, Sept. 24


Screening + Artist Talk

EAI is pleased to present a screening and talk with artist Liz Magic Laser. Laser's work in performance and video reverses the media's spotlight, shining a critical light on the people and methodologies working behind the scenes to construct persuasive statements, beliefs and political action. Laser's art asks questions about the use of public relations practices in business, politics and journalism.

Laser will present recent works that investigate the techniques and tropes of the news media, including the American premiere of her most recent video, Public Relations / Öffentlichkeitsarbeit (2013), in which she turns "man-on-the-street" interviews with the public into a new kind of critical theater.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011

Admission $ 7.00 / Students $ 5.00
Free for EAI Members
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Liz Magic Laser's performance-driven videos examine how the media packages and presents information for-and acquires information from-the public. At EAI, Laser will screen her newest video, Public Relations, a two-channel piece recently created for her Spring 2013 solo exhibition at Kunstverein Münster in Germany, and Push Poll (2012), a video originally commissioned by CNN for the network's website during the recent US presidential election, which explores how polls can influence public opinion. The program will also include special edits of The Armory Show Focus Group (2013), In Camera (2012), and I Feel Your Pain (2011). In The Armory Show Focus Group, Laser used focus groups to determine how she would lend her identity to The Armory Show as the art fair's 2013 commissioned artist. In Camera (2012) is an adaptation of Jean Paul Sartre's No Exit (Huit Clos) recast with an anchorman in the studio, a reporter on location, and a "real" person giving testimony from a domestic space. I Feel Your Pain (2011), Laser's commissioned performance for the 2011 Performa biennial, was a romantic drama filmed live in a movie theater with actors performing dialogues adapted from interviews with famous American politicians.

Laser sees performance training and market research as the indispensible tools of politics and business. Time-tested methods for eliciting an emotional response, drawn from the theater, are combined with and amplified by polling data and a century's worth of honed, empirically-tested procedures and practices from psychology and public relations. Laser deliberately adheres to this successful and highly effective workflow, assembling a post-studio toolkit that includes video, actors, focus groups, vox pop interviews, news anchors, TV studios, marketing experts, stage sets, and leading questions.

Staged with video in mind, her activities as an artist mirror the carefully planned public activities of powerful figures in our society-people who use their lives in the public eye as a form of propaganda and advertising. A devout believer in surprise and intervention, Laser frequently ventures outside formal exhibition contexts to create her work, bringing her critical theater to semi-public spaces such as bank vestibules, movie theaters, and newsrooms. Laser appropriates the performance techniques and psychological strategies used by the media and politicians to sway their audiences, allowing market research and public relations advisors to help her communicate more effectively with her audiences. In her work, Laser asks if the public can "level the playing field by understanding how to engineer empathy as well as our leaders do?"

Following the screening, Laser will participate in a Q&A with the audience.

Liz Magic Laser was born in New York City in 1981. She is a graduate of the Columbia University MFA program, Whitney Independent Study Program, and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In 2013 Laser had solo exhibitions at DiverseWorks in Houston, Texas, and at the Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany, for which she received the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation Grant. She was the Armory Show 2013 Commissioned Artist. Her work has been exhibited internationally at venues including Lisson Gallery, London; Mälmo Konsthall, Mälmo, Sweden; the Moscow Museum of Modern Art; Various Small Fires, Los Angeles; The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; the Performa 11 Biennial, New York; The Pace Gallery, New York; the Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia; MoMA PS 1, New York; Artisterium, Tbilisi, Georgia; and the Prague Biennale 4, Czech Republic. Laser is the recipient of grants from the Southern Exposure Off-Site Graue Award (2013), New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (2012), the Times Square Alliance (2010) and the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art (2010). She has been in residency at the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Space Program, New York (2012), Forever & Today, Inc.'s Studio On The Street artist-in-residence program, New York (2012), Smack Mellon, Brooklyn (2011) and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York (2009). Laser lives and works in Brooklyn. Liz Magic Laser is her real name from birth.

Friends of EAI Membership 2013

Become a 2013 Friends of EAI Member at one of four different levels and enjoy a range of wonderful benefits, including complimentary tickets to EAI's on-site public programs and special access to the artists and works in the EAI collection. Membership helps to support our programs and services, including our online resources, educational outreach, and vital preservation activities. By becoming a Friend of EAI, you support the future of media art and artists. Memberships begin at $40 ($25 for students).

For more information, and to become a member, please visit: https://www.eai.org/eai/members.htm

About EAI

Founded in 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is one of the world's leading nonprofit resources for video art. A pioneering advocate for media art and artists, EAI fosters the creation, exhibition, distribution, and preservation of video art and digital art. EAI's core program is the distribution and preservation of a major collection of over 3,500 new and historical media works by artists. EAI's activities include viewing access, educational services, extensive online resources, and public programs such as artists' talks, exhibitions and panels. The Online Catalogue is a comprehensive resource on the artists and works in the EAI collection, and also features extensive materials on exhibiting, collecting and preserving media art: www.eai.org

Electronic Arts Intermix
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New York, NY 10011
t (212) 337-0680
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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts' Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes (www.NYSCA.org www.eARTS.org).



26. Michelle Handelman, FF Member,at Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, opening Sept. 20

Michelle Handelman's newsletter

Exhibition Dates: September 20, 2013 - January 05, 2014
Organized by Michael Rush, Director, with Yesomi Umolu, Assistant Curator, Broad Art Museum
Public Event: Les Vampires Marathon Screening Sept 28 - Oct 4, 2013
Opening reception: Sept 20, 7pm. Artist talk 6pm.

Read The Huffington Post Article and Interview," What WouldThe Original Vamp Say To Her Therapist?"

Broad Art Museum at MSU presents Irma Vep, the last breath, a multichannel video installation by the artist Michelle Handelman. Based on the silent film character Irma Vep from the film Les Vampires (dir. Louis Feuillade 1915) and the life of the actress who portrayed her, Musidora, Handelman's work explores the shadow side of society-examining themes of criminal anxiety and the relationship between the artist and her creation (both fictional and real). The exhibition, which opens September 20th and runs through January 5th of 2014; speaks directly to the Broad MSU's mission of exploring international contemporary culture and ideas through art.

Irma Vep and Musidora are played by Zackary Drucker and Jack Doroshow (aka Mother Flawless Sabrina), two artists whose personal relationship documents a trans-generational evolution of gender. By mirroring Drucker and Doroshow's relationship with that of Irma Vep and Musidora's, Handelman's film interweaves the biographies of its characters with those of it performers, as well as Handelman's own experience of living life undercover. In this conflation of past and present lives, Handelman creates a visually stunning and multilayered narrative.

In Feuillade's film, Irma Vep is not really a vampire, but a member of an underground gang of jewel thieves. She spends much of her screen time in a black catsuit, scaling rooftops as she robs upper class Parisians. Vep is a trickster-cunning and vulnerable -a woman alone among men. Mirroring her character's strength of conviction, Musidora was an early 20th century artistic force and feminist who took control of all aspects of her career by acting as well producing and directing films and theater. After financing dried up for her projects, Musidora lived in relative obscurity until her death in Paris, 1957. In her later years she worked the ticket booth of the Cinematheque Francaise, where few knew that she was France's beloved vamp of the silver screen.

Handelman's project imagines the fictional character Irma Vep in conversation with her therapist while surrounded on multiple screens by her doppelgangers. Featuring costumes by the renowned fashion collective threeASFOUR and couture corset designer Garo Sparo, Irma Vep, the last breath allows space for anxious projections of desire on the void that is Irma Vep-a space between genders, between vamps of the silent era and the contemporary queer

Director: Michelle Handelman
Cinematographer: Ed David
Composer: Quentin Chiappetta
Editor: Michelle Handelman
Costume Designer: Garo Sparo
Fashion Collective: threeASFOUR
Makeup Designer: Michael Gwaltney
Production Designers: Michelle Handelman, Nadja Verena Marcin
Choreographer: Tori Sparks
Still Photographer: Laure Leber
Featuring: Zackary Drucker as Irma Vep, Jack Doroshow a.k.a. Flawless Sabrina as Musidora, MIchelle Handelman as Therapist, A.K. Burns, Zackary Drucker, Marti Domination, Tori Sparks as rooftop Irma Veps

Special Thanks: Michael Rush at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Lia Gangitano at Participant, Inc., NYC, Eric Heist at Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY, Vincent Baker, Caitlin Bright, Cate Giordano, Marie Loisier. Irma Vep, the last breath is supported by a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and the Outpost Artists Resources Cuts and Burns Residency.



27. Ana Mendieta, FF Alumn, at Hayward Gallery, London, UK, opening Sept. 24

Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre

Ana Mendieta: Traces
24 September-15 December 2013

Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX


This autumn, Hayward Gallery presents Ana Mendieta: Traces, re-evaluating one of the most significant yet under-acknowledged artists of the late 20th century. In addition to films, sculptures, photographs, drawings, personal writings and notebooks, an extensive research room with hundreds of projected slides will give unique access to works Ana Mendieta could never show during her short life.

The exhibition at Hayward Gallery, the first in a UK public institution solely devoted to the artist, will show the full breadth of Ana Mendieta's work. Mendieta was part of a generation of innovative artists whose work no longer fitted the conventions of exhibition making and collecting art. Covering her entire career, and revealing different facets of her unique practice, this timely exhibition will position Mendieta as a singular figure from art history, reveal the creative mind of the artist, and convey the legacy of her work as well as its relevance for artists today.

One of the focal points of the exhibition will be the re-construction of two significant solo exhibitions from the artist's lifetime, including her main body of works, "Siluetas." The extensive and fascinating archive material will shed new light on the way the artist worked and documented her own artistic practice. Featuring super-8 films, photographs, slides, drawings, prints, objects and sculptures, Ana Mendieta: Traces will not only follow a chronology, but will look at the artist's entire oeuvre through the lens of her own time, bringing it afresh to the beginning of the 21st century. The exhibition focuses both on the incredible power of the artist's imagery as well as her critical potential and importance for feminism, and land art.

Mendieta's short career was prolific and began with an accomplished and influential body of work that she created as a graduate student at the University of Iowa. During this time, Mendieta became interested in the relationship between performative rituals and sculpture and important motifs for her life-long practice emerged during these years, including the use of blood, feathers, fire, earth, and the body. Her fragile yet powerful outdoor works speak of the desire to connect with the earth and to explore a mythical relationship with nature. Mendieta's works are rooted in cathartic exercises, relieving the pain of the trauma of an early exile. Mendieta also began to draw upon and recreate rituals particularly resonant with Afro-Cuban and Catholic traditions, and goddess archetypes.

Since her death in 1985, Mendieta's work has been shown in major institutions, including Castello di Rivoli in Turin; the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C.; Whitney Museum, New York; and Tapiés Foundation in Barcelona; among others, but never extensively in the UK.

The Hayward Gallery exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue featuring essays by the art historians Julia Bryson-Wilson and Adrian Heathfield and the exhibition curator as well as an anthology of writings on aspects of Mendieta's life and artistic practice.

The exhibition is curated by Dr. Stephanie Rosenthal, Chief Curator, Hayward Gallery.

This exhibition is supported by The Henry Moore Foundation.



28. Rae C Wright, FF Alumn, at National Heritage Theater, Hanoi, Vietnam, Sept. 20-21

Rae C Wright, FF Alumn, stages "Memorial Day" in Hanoi, Vietnam; Sept. 20,21.

There is an NGO (non-governmental organization) called "Soldiers Heart"*. http://www.soldiersheart.net/

(*'Soldier's Heart' is the common name of Da Costa's Syndrome -identified during the Civil War- a syndrome with a set of symptoms similar to those of heart disease, though a physical examination does not reveal any physiological abnormalities.)

"Soldiers Heart" does work in the US and in Vietnam. Rae will accompany a group of women and men on this the 12th journey 'Soldier's Heart' has led in Vietnam. They take veterans back to the places where they worked and fought to meet Vietnamese veterans and civilians whose lives their wartime work impacted. They connect people to people, for the purpose of healing PTSD and creating more peace.

Rae will travel with the group of veterans and their guides, Edward Tick, Ph.D. & Kate Dahlstedt, LMHCI. (Dr. Tick has written a book about his experience w/veterans called "War & Soul" and he writes that while wars seemingly will continue to happen__there is a better way for those who fight to model, during and after these conflicts -- and a better way for them to be brought back into the society...His technique/work which seen numerous great, great successes. )

After traveling ten days with the group, Rae will depart for Hanoi to work rehearsing/staging Brian Delate's play "Memorial Day". Brian is a professional American actor and writer who is also a veteran of that conflict. "Memorial Day" is about a US vet who, at the moment of taking his own life, is visited by a spirit (played by Le Khanh -- a Vietnamese film actress). This 'visit' allows him an experience of remembrance... which proves transformative.
The group will conclude their experiences in Vietnam in Hanoi, to be part of the audience for the two public performances of "Memorial Day" taking place on the 20th and 21st at the National Heritage Theatre. The September 21st presentation falls on the United Nations International Day of Peace -- a holiday celebrated in Vietnam.



29. Liliana Porter, FF Alumn, at Museo MALBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina, thru Nov. 18

Liliana Porter, solo exhibition at Museo MALBA , Buenos Aires , Argentina. from September 12 till November 18th 2013.



30. Michelle Stuart, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Aug. 29

A Cosmos of Matter, Enshrined in Her Art
Michelle Stuart's Work at the Parrish Art Museum

Artist Michelle Stuart, 80, in her studio loft in SoHo. More Photos "
Published: August 29, 2013

"HOW better to know a place than to know the earth of a place?" Michelle Stuart asked recently, as she held court in the expansive, light-filled SoHo loft that has been her home base since 1971. Furnished with textiles, antiques and artworks, it is also brimming with collections of seeds, bones, photographs, neatly labeled bottles of soil and other souvenirs of her travels.

Ms. Stuart, who is 80, has immersed herself in the culture, history and archaeology of different regions, transforming six decades of adventures into a lifetime of art. Now her works are featured in a wide-ranging survey, "Michelle Stuart: Drawn From Nature," at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, N.Y., through Oct. 27. Focusing largely on drawings and land art projects made between 1968 and 2011, the exhibition includes more than 50 sculptural assemblages, photographs and works on paper.

Among its highlights are two 12-foot-long paper scrolls created in 1973 in upstate New York, their surfaces covered with intricate marks made by placing the muslin-backed paper on the ground and rubbing pencil or graphite across it. There is a photograph of "Niagara Gorge Path Relocated," a renowned 1975 piece for which Ms. Stuart marked up a 460-foot-long scroll by smashing rocks into the paper and then unfurling it down an escarpment at a spot where Niagara Falls was situated 12,000 years ago.

For "Nazca Lines Chart Book" (1981-82), Ms. Stuart created a triptych that recalls the famous Peruvian geoglyphs and the constellations above them, using graphite and crystalline earth taken from the site.

The curator Cornelia Butler, who has included her work in drawing surveys at the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, said that Ms. Stuart was one of "maybe only a handful of artists of her generation who made a significant contribution during those early moments of land art" around 1970, when mostly male artists like Michael Heizer and Robert Smithson began sculpturing lakes and canyons. Ms. Butler, now chief curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, points out that not only did Ms. Stuart "incorporate the earth into her drawings," but she also "brought drawing into the landscape," as with the Niagara Gorge project.

Now Ms. Stuart's work is being rediscovered by a new generation of curators, like Anna Lovatt, the 35-year-old British art historian who conceived the idea for the Parrish show after doing research for her dissertation on New York drawing practices of the 1960s and '70s. Dr. Lovatt said she was particularly struck by the artist's monumental, labor-intensive scrolls, a series begun in 1970, when Ms. Stuart reinvented Surrealist frottage by working with, and against, the earth.

Stand before them, and "you really get a sense that those were works that had not been produced before and that redefined the way drawing was understood," Dr. Lovatt said. (The show opened last February at the Djanogly Art Gallery at the University of Nottingham, in England, and will travel to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in January.)
Ms. Stuart's newer pieces incorporate grids of photographs: "Ring of Fire" (2008-10) has images of people, ships, plant life and constellations, taken throughout the seismically active South Pacific Basin, as well as of mementos, including of love letters exchanged by her parents after she was conceived in Australia. Alicia Longwell, chief curator at the Parrish, called it "Michelle's own creation myth."

Warm and vivacious, Ms. Stuart seems to have at least one fond anecdote at the ready for each piece. Take "Baltic Boat Book," a 1985 assemblage whose loose pages are covered with scrawled drawings of boats observed during a yacht trip in Finland.
As she recalled, she had just completed an Earthwork (involving a boat made from boulders, an elk carcass and hundreds of handmade candles) on a remote island in the Turku Archipelago. "I'd been there for quite some time, living in a sauna with an assistant," she recalled, when her Helsinki dealer took her to lunch in a nearby port town. Suddenly, she spotted a Finnish artist she knew, waving from a race boat.
"He said: 'If you can get up at 4, you can come with us. No luggage!' " Ms. Stuart said, her eyes shining. "I love racing and I love to sail. So I said, 'Fine,' and I went."
Ms. Longwell said she thinks of Ms. Stuart as "this unique time traveler," because of "the way she looks at ancient civilizations and our own civilization, always with this capacity for wonderment and astonishment."

Over the years, she noted, Ms. Stuart has also traveled between genres and movements - at least in the eyes of curators and critics. "She has been looked at in the context of postmodernist theory, of land art, of feminism. It's all there, depending on the lens you bring to it."

In 1984, for instance, "Nazca Lines Star Chart" was included in "Primitivism in 20th Century Art," at the Museum of Modern Art, a controversial exhibition that positioned her alongside Modern masters like Gauguin and Picasso and the indigenous artworks that inspired them. In 2010, MoMA exhibited the same piece in a completely different context, in "On Line," a show that explored different ways of "drawing" a line, from dancing to sculpture.

Yet Ms. Stuart seems far more interested in pursuing her many interests than fretting over her art historical significance.

Growing up in Los Angeles, she was fascinated by art, maps, archaeology and, especially, Mexico. After studying at the Chouinard Art Institute, now CalArts, she moved to Mexico City, where she stumbled into a job assisting the muralist Diego Rivera. Soon Ms. Stuart was living the artist's life - a lone gringa ingénue embraced by the avant-garde.

At a raucous studio party in 1953, she met the much older Catalan painter and political cartoonist José Bartoli, who had just ended an affair with Frida Kahlo. "We really hit it off," she said. "He asked me to marry him that night, and I said yes." Ms. Stuart, then 18, moved to Paris with him and became immersed in a crowd of refugees, many of them Catalonians, Surrealists and deposed Eastern European royals.

"It was a big education," she said. "There were a lot of decent painters, but none of them could hold a candle to the energy that was beginning to happen in New York."

Ms. Stuart and Mr. Bartoli moved there four years later. She loved it, and he didn't; they divorced in 1963 (but remained lifelong friends). She found that making her way as an independent artist was tough. "You had to be a good-looking chick who could be picked up in a bar," she said, and it helped if you liked to drink and argue. "It wasn't my thing. I like to be on my toes the next morning to work."

To support herself, she worked as a fashion illustrator and assisted a clairvoyant at the Sherry-Netherland Hotel. ("I had a pack of tarot cards and a lot of imagination," she said.) She also worked ceaselessly in her studio, first making abstract landscape paintings and then plaster sculptures. "You know all those things that women did of themselves?" she said. "I cast myself, my hands, my face, different parts of my body."

Soon she was creating relief constructions by putting these sculptures into boxes. In the late 1960s, while living in Atlanta with a second husband ("the unmentionable," she called him), she decided to incorporate red earth from an American Indian archaeological site. One such piece, "Earth Diptych: Self Imprint/No Imprint" (1969) is in the current show. The left side holds smooth earth; the right bears the imprint of her hand, marking the start of a long preoccupation with human markings on the landscape.

Since then, Ms. Stuart has made many different sorts of artworks, traveled throughout most of the world and worked with dealers and museums in many far-flung cities. Yet she has somehow managed to retain a wide-eyed, eager approach to life and to art making.
"I just say yes to everything," Ms. Stuart said.

"Michelle Stuart: Drawn from Nature" runs through Oct. 27 at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, N.Y.; (631) 283-2118; parrishart.org.



31. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, now online at fuchsiadunlop.com




Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller