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Contents for October 01, 2013

1. Heather Cassils, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Julie Tolentino, FF Alumns, at Cypress College Art Gallery, Cypress, CA, thru Nov. 5, 2013

Cypress College Art Gallery is pleased to announce Within, an exhibition and program of events that explore the perceiving self, embodiment, and the corporeal production of knowledge, with artworks by Heather Cassils; Ashley Hunt and Taisha Paggett; Mariah Garnett, Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Roberto Sifuentes, Guru Rugu, and Julie Tolentino, curated by Chloë Flores.

Body-based perspectives and processes circulate widely in contemporary aesthetic fields that consider the body as a medium, subject and object. However, discourse on the subject is nominal within the field of art. This lack of discourse raises questions about the perceived value of mind/body awareness in the production and reception of artists work, and complicates efforts to position corporeal perception and response within an art context. Within contributes to and comments on these rare, but developing discourses by examining the ways notions of embodiment form and inform artistic production. This exhibition presents the following works for consideration: Mexercize (2013) by Garnett, Gómez-Peña and Sifuentes, a performance video installation and conceptual exercise program; Par Course C: Formation, Drill, Maneuver (2013) by Hunt and Paggett, a group of public participatory sculptures that guide one through "movement-thought exercises;" Guru Rugu's Greatest Hits (2013), a room for listening and contemplation with audio mediations led by Rugu; On Our Backs: After Raised by Wolves(2013) by Tolentino, an interactive installation based on moving bodies and host to one-to-one open studio explorations; and Becoming an Image (2012) by Cassils, a collection of photographs and audio installation from a growing body of work intersecting sculpture and performance. Each project shows the significance of kinesthetic, somatic, and haptic awareness in the exchange of artistic ideas, and reveals a variety of relationships that stem from experiences of transference and embodiment.

For more information on the exhibition, artists, and programming, please visit: ccartgallery.net
About CCAG
The primary mission of the Cypress College Art Gallery is to present academically-driven exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and visiting artists in residence projects that allow us to explore and question the world around us. The gallery is located in the gateway area of the campus. Please note that we are not currently accepting proposals for exhibitions.

Gallery Staff
Ed Giardina - Exhibitions
Dan Stephens - Operations
Nadia Wallace - Administration

Gallery Hours During Exhibitions
Tuesday - Thursday, 10am - 2pm and by appointment. For appointments, please email: edgiardina@yahoo.com

9200 Valley View St.
Cypress, California 90630
(714) 484-7133

email contact: nwallace@cypresscollege.edu



2. Miao Jiaxin, Marie-Christine Katz, Screamachine, FF Alumns, at Anthology Film Archives, Manhattan, Oct. 6

(Young And Not Stupid & Radical Even Though Old)
A Festival Conceived by Jana Leo

@ Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10003
(F / M train to 2nd Avenue.)

Sunday, October 6, 2013 @ 7.30 pm

YANS & RETO is AN ACTION FEST, a one-night festival of action art by artists (mainly, but not limited to) over sixty and under thirty. The artists present themselves through short pieces creating energetic, inter-generational encounters. YANS & RETO is an assembly of people engaged in contemporary culture who, regardless of their disciplines, have in common a taste for radicalism and experimental creation.

Nothing is more brutal than money. The 2013, fourth YANS & RETO festival is dedicated to $$$. We're showing 7-minutes-or-less performances, short films, videos, proclamations, comedy, songs, etc., that deal in extreme ways with money. Stand up and bite the hand of your owner!

TICKETS are $10 (general admission) and are available at Anthology's box office on the day of the show only. The box office opens at 7pm. There are no advance ticket sales. Reservations are available to Anthology members only. A reception will follow the festival from 9:30-10pm. A cava (Spanish sparking wine) courtesy of Freixenet wine will be served.

Abby Lloyd, Bibbe Hansen, Cabello/Carceller, Carlos Manuel Rivera, Dato Mio, Duston Spear, Hannes Priesch, Jana Leo, Keith McDermott, Marie Christine Katz, Miao Jiaxin & Heeran Lee, Paul Wiersbinski, Philippe Avila, Panoply Lab (Esther Neff and Brian McCorkle), Ronald V Bijleveld, Screamachine, Simon Lund, Sylvia Winkler and Stephan Koeperl, Veronica Peña, Young Poor Artists

Beyond putting together two generations and inserting Spanish art into the court of American art, the festival simply wants to bring artists together. The visible part of this Project is the festival itself, but much more happens previous to the evening of performances. Once an artist registers, the communal work begins: artists couple with other artists (an old and a young partner, eg) performances are adapted, videos and films are edited, sound tracks are created, and then the various elements are choreographed into a whole. The festival is a unique event whose participants form a collective.

For Any Questions About Registration, Please Contact:

Jana Leo, Coordinator

Devon Gallegos, Social Media

YANS & RETO is conceived by Jana Leo, co-organized and co-produced by Fundación MOSIS and Spain Culture New York - Consulate General of Spain with the support of the Anthology Film Archives and AC/E, Acción Cultural Española.

screaMachine presentation is "Wall St. Bomb/Bubble/Crash/Wish", Sunday Oct 6th, 7:30pm at Anthology Film Archives. A naked human/multimedia scales set weighs the balance between a Wall St bombing and a Wall St stock crash, while a central penis pendulum, half bomb, half bubble, invokes spurious methods for divining wealth


anthology film archives: (212) 505-5181



3. Jay Critchley, FF Alumn, now online, and more

San Francisco radio program, Out in the Bay - http://www.outinthebay.org/ptown-the-gayest-little-city-in-the-world/, features my work and the Provincetown Swim for Life and Paddler Flotilla, which just had its 26th event, raising $3M over 25 years (www.swim4life.org).


I also recently returned from two month-long artist's residencies in Mojacar, Almeria, Spain and Marnay-sur-Seine, France working on a book project.



4. Suzanne Lacy, FF Alumn, in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, Oct. 19

Suzanne Lacy
Between the Door and the Street

Presented by Creative Time and the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum

Park Place between Vanderbilt and Underhill Avenues
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11238


On Saturday, October 19, 2013, hundreds of women will gather on the stoops of Park Place between Vanderbilt and Underhill Avenues, in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. There, they will explore some of the most compelling and provocative issues facing women today. The performance is the central component of Between the Door and the Street, the first major work in New York City by internationally celebrated artist Suzanne Lacy, presented by Creative Time and the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum. The public is encouraged to come to this tree-lined street and wander freely among the different groups to listen, observe, and form their own opinions, perhaps shaping a new understanding of what feminism means to different individuals in today's world.

To create this multi-faceted project, Lacy spent six months in conversation with a multi-racial and multi-generational group of women, at once responding to the criticism of feminism as exclusionary and honing her awareness of the multitude of issues that affect women of all backgrounds. She then worked closely with a core group of advisers-ranging from prominent feminists to a theologian, a doctor, a labor activist, an immigration lawyer, and many others-to develop the form and specific content of the project. She considers this inclusive process to be an integral part of the artwork itself.

The project
Each of the Park Place stoops will be occupied by intimate groups of people, most of them brought together by one of dozens of New York City-based activist organizations solicited for this purpose. As each group will discuss a unique question, Between the Door and the Street will encompass a highly diverse array of issues, including reproductive rights, global economics, poverty, and immigration, among many others. Participants in the conversations will cross lines of race, generation, socioeconomic background, and gender.

Suzanne Lacy
Los Angeles-based artist Suzanne Lacy is internationally renowned as a pioneer in the field of socially engaged and public art. Lacy's installations, videos, and performances deal with such critical issues as sexual violence, rural and urban poverty, incarceration, gender identity, labor, and aging. Working collaboratively, and in the model of a community organizer, Lacy has realized large-scale projects in London; Oakland; Los Angeles; Charleston, South Caroline; and the Kentucky mountains. She has won fellowships from numerous foundations, including the National Endowment for the Arts and Rockefeller Foundation, and her work has been exhibited and collected by national and international institutions.

About the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum
The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum is an exhibition and education environment whose mission is to raise awareness of feminism's cultural contributions, to educate new generations about the meaning of feminist art, to maintain a dynamic and welcoming learning environment, and to present feminism in an approachable and relevant way.

About Creative Time
Since 1974, Creative Time has worked with thousands of artists to realize hundreds of groundbreaking art projects that have transformed public spaces. These have ignited the public's imagination, explored ideas that shape society, and engaged millions of people around the globe.

Project support
Lead project support for Between the Door and the Street is provided by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, Stephanie Ingrassia, Katie Michel, Barbara Nessim, Mary Jo and Ted Shen, Ellen Taubman, Ippolita Rostagno, Carol Goldberg, Diana Wege Sherogan, Annette Blum, Judy Cox, Louise Eastman, Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, Toby Devan Lewis, Brooke Garber Neidich, Pamella Roland, Martine Trink Rubenstein, Victoria E. Schonfeld, Elizabeth Smith, Frederieke Taylor, Barbara Tober, Donna Harkavy, Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz, Claudia Baez, Riva Blumenfeld, and Margaret Sullivan.



5. Lynn Cazabon, FF Alumn, at Pace University, Manhattan, Oct. 4

Lynn Cazabon will be giving a presentation on her multi-faceted public art project "Uncultivated" on Friday October 4 at the Digital Art in the Urban Environment Symposium at Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038. Photographs from her project will be on view in the Pace Digital Gallery at 163 William Street, 10038 from Oct 4 - 25. Lynn's presentation is on October 4 at 4:45 pm

For more information on the symposium and exhibition, please visit: http://csis.pace.edu/digitalgallery/index.html
For more information on Uncultivated, please visit: http://uncultivated.info



6. Anna Banana, FF Alumn, at Sechelt Festival of the Arts, British Columbia, CA, October 18-27

Dr. Anna Freud Banana will Mapping Banana Culture on the Sunshine Coast during the Sechelt Festival of the Arts. Dr. Banana will receive your stories, jokes, nicknames, traditions, travel tales, pictures, etc. at the following locations, dates and times. All banana material collected at these locations will be posted, along with choice items from her 43-year study of Pop Culture Bananas, in her display in the Seaside Center during the festival. Don't miss this one-time opportunity to have your banana his/story registered in Dr. Banana's Encyclopedia Bananica project, where topics range from Bananas in Art, advertising business, cartoons, events, fashion, humor, jokes, law, literature, music, products, show business and "slanguage," to mention a few.

all best wishes,

Fri. Oct. 18, Sun. Oct. 20, Seaside Center, 12:00-3 pm
Sat. Oct. 19, Claytons/Trail Bay Mall, 12:00 - 3 pm
Tues. Oct. 22, Earthfair Bookstore, Madeira Park, 12:00 - 3 pm
Wed. Oct 23, Gumboot Cafe, Roberts Creek, 11:00 - 2 pm
Thurs. Oct. 24, Windows on the Water Gallery (formerly Woods)
in Sunnycrest Mall, Gibsons, 12:00 - 3 pm
Sat., Sun., Oct. 26-27, Seaside Center, 12:00 - 3:00 pm

Anna Banana



7. Alina and Jeff Bliumis, FF Alumns, now online at bliumis.com/painting_beijing.htm

Dear friends and colleagues,

In early August, we placed the following call for participation in local media and via social networking sites to Beijing residents:
"Husband and wife artist team are offering a painting in exchange for an invitation to a family dinner. Please email or call for more info."

September 12 through September 22 we had meals with ten families all over Beijing. Along the way, we met wonderful people, had meaningful conversations, enjoyed tasty meals and gained a new perspective on the Beijing community.

A Painting For A Family Dinner / Beijing, China September 12 - 22, 2013

IMAGES ARE HERE: http://bliumis.com/painting_beijing.htm
Please, take a look.

Alina and Jeff Bliumis

A Painting For A Family Dinner
2008 - present

A Painting For A Family Dinner / Bronx, NY April 4 - June 4, 2012 http://bliumis.com/painting_bronx.htm

A Painting For A Family Dinner / Bat-Yam, Israel April 7 - 14, 2008 http://bliumis.com/painting.htm




8. Lorraine O'Grady, FF Alumn, at Wellesley College Library, MA

Papers of Lorraine O'Grady, 1952-2012
Wellesley College Library

I am proud to announce that the Papers of Lorraine O'Grady '55 have become the first major acquisition of alumnae papers to enter the Wellesley College Archives. The Papers are an extensive record of life and work and include, among others, exhibition records, art notebooks, audiovisual materials, writing drafts, correspondence and personal journals. The whole extends to 65 linear feet and eventually will be supplemented by digital files from 1990 to the present. Contact info for the Papers is on my website. The Finding Aid may be downloaded at the Wellesley College Archives.



9. Elke Solomon, FF Member, at Judson Memorial Church, Manhattan, Oct. 23

Written and Performed by ELKE SOLOMON
Directed by THOM FOGARTY

October 23, 2013 at 7PM - One Performance Only.
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South, NYC
Presented by Judson Church and MAGIC TIME!
Performance is FREE
Runs 90 minutes

NEW YORK, October 2013, Thom Fogarty will direct the Premeire of ELKE SOLOMON'S A TAVOLA: A PERFORMANCE, which will be presented October 23, 2013 as part of the MAGIC TIME! series at Judson Church. This exciting follow up to Ms. Solomon's A TAVOLA: AN INSTALLATION is a piece about FOOD and our relationship to it.

A TAVOLA: A PERFORMANCE was conceived to explore the multiplicity of everyday transactions which occur around the dining table - private, social, economic and cultural. With the A Tavola (to the table) series, Elke Solomon continues to pursue her interest in the intersection of the cultures of food and art. Her first endeavor with this issue resulted in A TAVOLA: AN INSTALLATION, where the gallery space was transformed into the familiar domestic space of a full scale hall and dining room. It functioned as both real and imagined place. The installation was dressed in a variety of crafted objects that she made including furniture, chandeliers, wallpaper, tablecloths, and additionally a collection of food related pictures and literature. The crafted objects, "mashed up" with ready-mades creates a context for the exchange and manipulation of meaning, inviting the participant to make the habitual strange. In A TAVOLA: A PERFORMANCE, Elke Solomon invites us into her personal space to continue the conversation about the history, culture and production of food. The work explores the parallels in the development of the discipline of food history and of her journey as an artist. Of particular interest has been the modern advent of globalization and the rise of "fusion" food. We can get anything we want anytime we want - divorcing food from not only place, but climate and time. The comparisons between the food world connoisseurship and art connoisseurship are both striking and disturbing - and in the end have provided Ms. Solomon with much food for thought.

"Am I making food or am I making art?"

A TAVOLA: A PERFORMANCE continues a relationship between Elke Solomon and Thom Fogarty that began in the early 80's, when they performed their legendary performance piece, TUNA FISH TALES at venues like the Mudd Club.

Elke Solomon lives in New York City. She has taught at Parsons School of Design (1979-present), Columbia University, City College of New York, Feminist Art Institute, Princeton University, Portland State University, and Pratt Institute of Arts. She has been awarded numerous grants including CAPS, NEA and a Residency Grant, Piedmont, Italy, 2000-08. Solo exhibitions include: A Tavola! An Installation, AIR Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, April-May 2010; Paintings and Works on Paper, 1978-2005, The Lobby Gallery NYC, Oct. 2007-Jan 2008; Paintings and Drawings, Deutsche Bank, NYC, Sept.-Nov. 2004; Paintings and Drawings, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, January 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992 1995, 1997 and 1999. Group exhibitions include: Alexander Kwartler and Elke Solomon Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, NYC, 2012; Parsons Pink Slips, George Adams Gallery, NYC, 2009; The History Show Part II, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, 2008; Group, Josh Blackwell, Barbara Hatfield, Sophia Petrides, Jacob Robichaux, Elke Solomon, Dinaburg Arts, NYC, 2003; VanDeb Editions 1999-2002 Etchings and Monoprints, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; PAINTINGS, (Mark Saltz, Elke Solomon, Thornton Willis), The Space, NYC, 2002; Selections: Etchings and Monoprints 1999-2002, The Space, NYC, May 2002; and Generations, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, January 1998, February 2000, 2002 ,2004, 2006, 2008. Ms. Solomon is included in the collections of Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cincinnati Art Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), The Brooklyn Museum, Yale University Art Gallery, and Provincetown Art Museum and others.

Thom Fogarty** has been active in NYC's downtown theater since 1977, appearing in dance and theatre productions, and creating works with Joseph Chaikin (The Open Theater), Paul Zimet (The Talking Band), Judson Poets Theater, DV8 Physical Theatre (London), and H.M. Koutoukas ("Dead at Sea," based on Mr. Koutoukas' journal entries). He has taught movement and performance throughout the U.S. and Europe. Since changing his focus to directing in 2011 he has directed: Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl (The Bridge NYC); Bad Connections? by Michael Levesque (Edmonton, Hollywood, Orlando, Toronto, Santa Cruz and Vancouver Fringe Festivals) ; Cross Hatch (staged reading at Judson Church) by Peter Mercurio; Hell Is Where The Heart Is (Gene Frankel Theater), by Melissa Skirboll for the Planet Connections Festival (which received 3 nominations for acting, as well as his win for Outstanding Lighting Design); In The Name Of God by Peter Cohen (Judson Church, NYC); Desdemona by Paula Vogel (The Bridge, NYC); Being Heard by Lulu Fogarty (Dixon Place, United Solo Festival, Theater Row NYC and Syracuse University); and 10 Tall Tales About The Men I Love (which he adapted from a short story by Ronn Smith). He directed the critically acclaimed World Premieres of Steven Fechter's The Artifacts and The Mentee. He is an Associate Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and the Drama League.

Contact: THOM FOGARTY (212) 924.4142 LTFOGARTY@AOL.COM



10. LuLu LoLo, FF Member, at Pedro Albizu Campos Plaza, Manhattan, Oct. 11-19

LuLu LoLo October 11, 12, 15, & 19, 2013

"Remembrance of Phone Numbers Past"

Art in Odd Places: Numbers http://number.artinoddplaces.org/artists/lolo-lulu/

LuLu LoLo as Telephone Operator Loretta, circa 1940, will attempt to connect passers-by to the earliest phone number they remember and invite them to leave a message to the past that will be posted on the blog "Remembrance of Phone Numbers Past" fabulouslululolo.wordpress.com/
What is the first telephone number you remember?
If you could call that person what would you say to them?
Have Operator Loretta (LuLu LoLo) connect you to your past

Opening: Friday, October 11 from 6-8pm, Pedro Albizu Campos Plaza, 14th Street between Avenues B and C

Saturday, October 12, from 1-5pm, 14th Street between Sixth and Eighth Avenues

Tuesday, October 15, from 4-6pm, on the Southwest corner of Union Square at 14th Street and University Place

Saturday, October 19, from 1-5pm, 14th Street between Avenue A and Second Avenue Southwest Corner of Union Square at 14th Street and University Place



11. Kathy Brew, FF Alumn, at IFC Center, Manhattan, Oct. 11

Design is One, the definitive documentary about the legendary and iconic design team of Lella and Massimo Vignelli, by Kathy Brew & Roberto Guerra will have its theatrical premiere on October 11 in New York at the IFC Center, followed by a national release to theaters in select cities. In 1965, Massimo Vignelli brought the Helvetica typeface to the U.S., launching the new DNA of modern design. Together with his wife and creative partner Lella, the team designed the New York City subway map, and the everlasting identities of the world's premiere fashion, design and leisure brands including Knoll, Bloomingdales, Ducati, Fratelli Rosetti, Saks Fifth Avenue, the Ford Motor Company and American Airlines. Luminaries such as Richard Meier, Peter Eisenman and Milton Glaser, Michael Bierut and Jessica Helfand all speak to filmmakers Kathy Brew and Roberto Guerra about the Vignelli's work, from the perspective of being both peers and fans. Most importantly, the film features extensive personal conversations with Lella and Massimo themselves, who reveal for the viewer their intensely collaborative creative process and the inner workings of their deceptively linear genius that has defined contemporary design as we have come to know it.

www.designisonefilm.com; http://firstrunfeatures.com/designisone;


Kathy Brew



12. Julie Tolentino, FF Alumn, upcoming events

MEDIUM Oct 7 at Night Gallery is a new exploration in sound, minimal movement and space featuring Aaron Turner and Julie Tolentino + Faith Coloccia

For HIGH DESERT TEST SITES Oct 12-19, Pigpen and I created flags, journals, flipbooks and t-shirts to commemorate the plight of two aging superheros on their road to psychic recovery. The sometimes less-than-dynamic duo travel along Route 66 hoping to find, re-imagine and laugh at themselves in a town called Nothing, Arizona. This new work, DOUBLE HAPPINESS OR NOTHING, 2013, hope you will keep a look out for sightings of the journals, flags, slideshows and tshirts in a town near you!

Julie will perform with CANDIDATE in New York City at the New Museum on November 10th - very excited! Save the Date!

ALSO - VERY excited to announce that I was invited to take part in a residency at the New Museum as part of their ARCHIVE series: Performance Archiving Performance in November. This will include open studio/rehearsals, special guest hosted public talks, collaborations and a final performance hosted by the NM and Performa 13. Each event features performances of the great Stosh Fila, aka Pigpen

We will perform in SUR Biennial #2 at Cerritos College on November 25th, 2013. More details soon.

Very special upcomings in 2014... Will share nexts! Thanks for passing along...

Thanks for sharing in this unique period of unfoldings, challenges, excitement and support.

Been quietly brewing but happy to reach out hoping to see you somewhere this Fall!




13. Mierle Laderman Ukeles, FF Alumn, at Storm King Art Center, New Windsor, NY, October 6

Artists in Conversation:
David Brooks and Mierle Laderman Ukeles
Sunday, October 6
2:00 pm

Join Brooks and Ukeles for an engaging presentation and discussion about their work. After the program, Brooks will lead a tour to his site-specific installation A Proverbial Machine in the Garden (2013).

David Brooks has created a site specific installation, A Proverbial Machine in the Garden, for the 2013 season at Storm King. His artistic practice is inseparable from his deep interest in the cultural issues and practices of environmental preservation. Brooks has spent a great amount of time in both South Florida and the Amazon rainforest-two sites of environmental richness that have become perilously threatened by accelerated human impact. He has exhibited nationally and internationally at Miami Art Museum; Nouveau Musée National de Monaco; Dallas Contemporary; Bold Tendencies, London; James Cohan Gallery Shanghai; Cass Sculpture Foundation, UK; and, in New York, at SculptureCenter, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, and Marlborough Chelsea. He was featured in the 2010 Greater New York at MoMA PS1 and in the 2012 Changwon Sculpture Biennale in South Korea. In 2011, he showed his critically acclaimed Desert Rooftops in the Last Lot in Times Square, sponsored by Art Production Fund. Forthcoming shows include solo exhibitions at American Contemporary, New York and the Galerie für Landschaftskunst, Hamburg. Brooks received his BFA from the Cooper Union in New York, and his MFA from Columbia University. He lives and works in New York City.

Mierle Laderman Ukeles, born in 1939 in Denver, Colorado, is "madly in love" with the public domain and public culture and, as a result, nearly all of her work takes place in the public sphere. In 1969, she wrote the Manifesto for Maintenance Art, 1969! that is still exhibited and taught today. Since 1977, when she became the official, unsalaried artist-in-residence at the New York City Department of Sanitation-a position she still holds-Ukeles has created art that deals with the endless maintenance and service work that "keeps the city alive," urban waste flows, recycling, ecology, urban sustainability and our power to transform degraded land and water into healthy public places. Since the late 1980s, much of Ukeles' work has been created through "I-I-I: Infrastructure Interface Inc," her conceptual organization, focused on transforming closed landfills into urban parks, with her Percent for Art commission for Freshkills Park in Staten Island, New York since 1989, once the largest municipal landfill in the world, at Danehy Park in Cambridge since 1990, and in Evapotranspiration for Hiriya, an installation at the Tel Aviv Museum proposed for Israel's largest landfill.

Ukeles works in a variety of mediums, creating installations, performances, permanent public art, and audio and video works. She has completed seven "work ballets," involving workers, trucks, barges and hundreds of tons of recyclables in places such as New York, Pittsburgh, France, Holland, and Japan. Recent, currently and upcoming exhibitions: Istanbul Biennial, one person shows at the Grazer Kunstverein, Austria, and at the Arnolfini Museum, England; Tang Art Museum, Saratoga, New York, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Art Institute of Chicago; Haus Der Kunst, Munich; Barbican Art Gallery, London; the Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, the Netherlands; Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York; P.S. 1/MOMA, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Sharjah Biennial, UAE; the Armory Art Show, NYC; the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco; the Echigo Tsumari Triennial 2012, Japan; the Bronx Museum of Arts; the Queens Museum, New York; and the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford.

Awards presented to the artist include multiple grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts, fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim, the Foundation for Jewish Culture, Andy Warhol, Joan Mitchell, and Anonymous Was a Woman Foundations among others. Among her recent teaching was as Senior Critic in Sculpture at Yale University and lectures at Columbia University, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and the San Francisco Art Institute.

She is represented by Ronald Feldman Fine Arts in NYC (www.feldmangallery.com).



14. LAPD, FF Alumns, in Gladys Park, Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 12-13

Contact: John Malpede, 310-259-1038, info@lapovertydept.org

'Festival for All Skid Row Artists' --- October 12 and 13, 2013

This fall, the Los Angeles Poverty Department's Festival for All Skid Row Artists returns for its 4th annual incarnation. On Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13, from 12 - 4 PM, more than 80 artists living and working in Skid Row will assemble in Gladys Park, at the corner of 6th and Gladys Streets, for a weekend of live performances and visual arts showcasing the diverse range of talents among Skid Row residents.

Reggae, rap, gospel, rock, theater, spoken word, poetry and dance will all be featured at the festival. Included among the artists schedule to appear: Franc Foster, an electric guitar virtuoso will perform for the third year running with his band, Franc's Melting Pot. Manuel Compito-aka "O.G.," the Skid Row artist and advocate who at last year's festival showcased artwork from his series of paintings, "Peace in Da Hood"- also returns with new works from his collection. Jennifer Campbell, a member of the Los Angeles Poverty Department, will perform, "I Lost My Mind on Skid Row, but I Found My Mind on Skid Row," her moving poem about addiction, homelessness and the road to recovery. Festival veterans Melek Zakaryah and the Black Onyx, a unique troupe of high energy singers, for the fourth consecutive year will provide the perfect musical motivation to get attendees feet moving.

Live performances will be complemented by a wide-ranging exhibit by Skid Row's visual artists. A select number of artists from outside Skid Row have been invited to exhibit as well, reflecting the burgeoning cultural exchange between Skid Row artists and the greater Los Angeles arts community.

In conjunction with the festival, since 2009 LAPD has kept a registry of Skid Row artists, which now numbers more than 450. This registry grew out of the 2009 study "Making a Case for Skid Row Culture: Findings from a Collaborative Inquiry by the Los Angeles Poverty Department and the Urban Institute," published by the Animating Democracy Initiative of Americans for the Arts. Written by LAPD's John Malpede and Mario Rosario Jackson of the Urban Institute, this paper documents the role of arts and culture in Skid Row, exploring how culture springs from the grassroots through resident-driven initiatives. Its findings have been utilized by various neighborhood groups in presentations to planning boards and the LA city council, as well as included on university syllabi and cited repeatedly in scholarly documents. It is available here: www.artsusa.org/animatingdemocracy/pdf/reading_room/LAPD.pdf

More information @ http://www.lapovertydept.org/festival-for-all-skid-row-artists/index.php

Los Angeles Poverty Department is a theater company comprised primarily of low income and homeless people living in those blocks of downtown Los Angeles known as Skid Row. Founded in 1985, 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's works express the realities, hopes, dreams and rights of people who live and work in L.A.'s Skid Row.

'Festival for All Skid Row Artists' is produced by LA Poverty Department with partners United Coalition East Prevention Project and Lamp Community's Fine Arts Program. This year's festival is made possible by support of The Department of Cultural Affairs of the city Los Angeles, the LIA fund, Los Angeles County Arts Commission and The California Arts Council's Creating Public Value program. CAC's CPV program is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.



15. Yoko Ono, FF Alumn, at Jim Kempner Fine Arts, Manhattan, thru autumn

Yoko Ono
Wish Tree
September 28th, 2013

Jim Kempner Fine Art
501 West 23rd Street New York, NY 10011
Jim Kempner Fine Art is pleased to present Yoko Ono's Wish Tree as the fall sculpture installation. The Japanese maple will debut on September 28th, 2013 in the 501 West 23rd Street sculpture garden, and will be on display through the fall.

Jim Kempner, owner of Jim Kempner Fine Art, remembers first seeing Ono's Wish Tree at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy. Ono debuted the first Wish Tree in 1996 and has since exhibited this work in countless other locations across the world. Viewers are invited to write their wishes on "wish tags" and hang them from the tree branches. The wishes are collected by gallery staff at the end of the show, and returned to Ono. Never reading the tree tags to honor the privacy of the wishers, Ono then sends the tags to be buried around her IMAGINE PEACE TOWER. The 2007 installation in Reykjavík, Iceland is dedicated to the memory of her late husband John Lennon and is Ono's way of joining all wishers with love, hope and togetherness.

When reflecting on the beautiful simplicity of the work (all that is needed is a tree, pencils, paper and string), Kempner says "Yoko represents the power of positivity, the power of hope, love, and peace; simply the best of the human spirit."

Jim Kempner Fine Art is located in the heart of Chelsea on the Northwest corner of Tenth Avenue and 23rd Street.



16. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at Bookmarks, Oct. 5

Dear Friends:

We are playing again...I know, I know, you may live in Paris or Europe or something (to quote some idiotic politician I once heard), but if you happen to be in NYC on Saturday October 5 - NYC does still attract people with its cultural offerings, as evidenced RIGHT HERE, you know - come on out! And even if you live here, get out of your little apartment and ROCK with us! We'd love to see you!

Love, Fetzlona

8pm Bookmarks
9pm Butchers & Bakers
10pm Joycut (from Italy)

Bar Matchless
557 Manhattan Ave (corner Driggs)
Greenpoint / Brooklyn
21+ / $8



17. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, on Time Warner television, Oct. 7, and more

Lower East Side Biography Project - Stemming The Tide of Cultural Amnesia

Monday, October 7th at 11p.m. EST

Frank Moore, Part II

Penny Arcade and Frank Moore talk deeply about how to cause trouble in the underground as misfit performance artists as a lifetime calling and have fun doing it!



TELEVISION in Manhattan

Time Warner 34, RCN 82, FIOS 33

For upcoming shows see: https://www.facebook.com/LowerEastSideBiographyProject

For more information about Frank Moore:
facebook group: The Universal Underground Video Bank


a ritual audience participation experience experiment

The Long-Running Underground Hit!

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


Saturday, October 5, 2013

511 48th Street
Oakland, CA 94609-2058

For more information
Call: 510-526-7858

2013 Dates!

Saturday, November 2, 2013
Saturday, December 7, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Downloadable poster here:




18. Nicole Eisenman, FF Alumn, at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, opening Oct. 5

2013 Carnegie International
October 5, 2013-March 16, 2014


A far-from-complete preview of some of the major commissions and projects of the 2013 Carnegie International, presented throughout Carnegie Museum of Art and beyond.
Phyllida Barlow's TIP (2013), a seemingly chaotic construction of wooden poles and colorful flags, bisects the museum's front plaza. A tumultuous formal accomplishment, it appears to collapse into the glass walls of the museum to meet the wall sculpture untitled:wrecker (2013) in the lobby.

Bidoun Library, led here by Negar Azimi, Nelson Harst, Babak Radboy, and Ghazaal Vojdani, Bidoun Library takes the Western-coined term "Middle East" as an object of discourse rather than a fixed place. Installed on massive transparent walls in the heroic Hall of Sculpture, art books, comic books, romance novels, museum brochures, technical manuals, and state and corporate manuals all contribute to an extensive exploration of politics, economics, myths, stereotypes, and taboos that make up the idea of the Middle East. Visitors are invited to pick up and peruse the books.

Dinh Q. Lê's projectrLight and Belief: Sketches of Life from the Vietnam War is composed of one hundred drawings and paintings made by Vietnamese men and women serving as artist-soldiers on the frontlines of the Vietnam War. This collection is accompanied by a documentary film consisting of interviews with the artists and brief animations to provide an unusual, personal perspective on what is also known in Vietnam as the Kháng chiến chống Mỹ, or "resistance war against America."

Paulina Olowska's work often focuses on forgotten figures, minor histories, and popular aesthetics-particularly of Soviet-era Poland. In a new work for the 2013 Carnegie International, Olowska has transformed the museum's café into a puppet cabaret. Taking up the history of the Pittsburgh-based Lovelace Marionette Theatre Company (1949-1983), it reflects Olowska's recent interest in puppet theater, a vanishing form of folk entertainment with deep roots in many traditional societies.

In 2012 Pedro Reyes transformed some 6,700 weapons, most confiscated from drug cartels in the city of Juarez, Mexico, into musical instruments. Disarm (2012-13) is a set of self-playing mechanized instruments, including a full drum set, a magnetic cello, and other more experimental instruments. Standing starkly again the museum's white marble columns in the Hall of Sculpture, their music fills the lofty space and turns "agents of death" into "instruments of life."

Gabriel Sierra's deceptively simple project for the 2013 Carnegie International-repainting the walls of the monumental Hall of Architecture rich purple and adding discrete sculptural elements-is a conceptual and witty approach to the history of this storied space. It articulates the forms and patina of the casts, and coaxes out their complex relationships to architecture, representation, 19th-century globalization, sculpture making, industrialized production, original and copy.

Taryn Simon's most recent project, Birds of the West Indies (2013), premiering at the 2013 Carnegie International, presents a visual inventory of three recurring elements in the James Bond films: women, weapons, and vehicles. This database of interchangeable variables used in the production of fantasy underlines how they function as essential accessories to the myth of the seductive, powerful, and invincible Western male and exposes the complex relationship between fiction and reality.

Zoe Strauss focuses her lens on Homestead, Pennsylvania, once home to Andrew Carnegie's flagship plant, Homestead Steel Works, and the site of the infamous 1892 labor strike. Strauss established a portrait studio in Homestead, and has filled a museum gallery with photographs of the town's residents. Strauss's project-and its photographs-reflects an unswerving commitment to and enjoyment of the people living and working around her.

Transformazium was founded in 2007 in North Braddock, a borough adjoining Pittsburgh, by Dana Bishop-Root, Leslie Stem, and Ruthie Stringer. Partnering with the Braddock Carnegie Library, the first public library philanthropist Andrew Carnegie built in the United States, Transformazium has created an Art Lending Collection, which includes works donated by artists in the International as well as local, regional, and national artists. Anyone with an Allegheny County library card is able to borrow the works and take them home.

Joseph Yoakum, a self-taught artist and master storyteller, claimed to have traveled the world "four times over" during the 1910s and '20s. His drawings, made from 1962 until 1972, the year of his death, are mostly visionary, if not psychedelic, landscapes; they also include portraits of boxers, cowboys, steel drivers, or important figures of African American culture like tennis player Althea Gibson and novelist Zane Grey. The largest exhibition of his drawings in decades, this presentation brings this artist admired by numerous contemporary artists to broader attention with a cross-section of his vast body of work.

The 2013 Carnegie International presents works by Ei Arakawa/Henning Bohl, Phyllida Barlow, Yael Bartana, Sadie Benning, Bidoun Library, Nicole Eisenman, Lara Favaretto, Vincent Fecteau, Rodney Graham, Guo Fengyi, Wade Guyton, Rokni Haerizadeh, He An, Amar Kanwar, Dinh Q. Lê, Mark Leckey, Pierre Leguillon, Sarah Lucas, Tobias Madison, Zanele Muholi, Paulina Olowska, Pedro Reyes, Kamran Shirdel, Gabriel Sierra, Taryn Simon, Frances Stark, Joel Sternfeld, Mladen Stilinović, Zoe Strauss, Henry Taylor, Tezuka Architects, Transformazium, Erika Verzutti, and Joseph Yoakum.
Visit carnegieinternational.org for more information.

Carnegie Museum of Art
Carnegie Museum of Art, founded by industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1895, is nationally and internationally recognized for its collection of fine and decorative art from the 19th to 21st centuries. The collection also contains important holdings of Japanese and old master prints. Founded in 1896, the Carnegie International is one of the longest-running surveys of contemporary art worldwide. The Heinz Architectural Center, part of Carnegie Museum of Art, is dedicated to enhancing understanding of the built environment through its exhibitions, collections, and public programs. The Hillman Photography Initiative serves as a living laboratory for exploring the rapidly changing field of photography. For more information about Carnegie Museum of Art, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, call +1 412 622 3131 or visit our website at www.cmoa.org



19. Richard Artschwager, FF Alumn, at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, October 11 -January 6

Richard Artschwager!
October 11, 2013-January 6, 2014

Haus der Kunst
Prinzregentenstrasse 1
80538 Munich
Hours: Monday-Sunday 10am-8pm;
Thursday 10am-10pm

T +49 (0) 89 21127 113
F +49 (0) 89 21127 157


Haus der Kunst is pleased to announce Richard Artschwager! as the next exhibition.

The importance of Richard Artschwager's work for contemporary art has been recognized worldwide since the art world discovered it in the mid-1960s, first in the United States and then in Germany. It therefore seems all the more remarkable that this retrospective is the first comprehensive presentation of the artist's work since his 1988 show at the Whitney Museum in New York, curated by Richard Armstrong. This retrospective is designed to deepen the understanding of Artschwager's experimental exploration of the common media forms of painting, sculpture, drawing, and graphics. For the first time, the selection of works gives equal treatment to the development of his ambitious approaches and methods, which defy classification in the art-historical canon. The works illustrate Artschwager's persistent questioning of art as image and object in the context of changed conditions of perception that emerged with the equalizing perspective of photographic reproduction.

Associated with Pop, Minimalism, and Conceptual Art, he has never fit neatly into any of these categories. Made around 1961, Portrait Zero still stands as one of Artschwager's most concisely brilliant reductions of his lifelong formal painterly and sculptural concerns. This is Artschwager's first work to introduce the picture plane into the physical space occupied by sculpture. According to Artschwager it was inspired by a children's cartoon show on television, hosted by a police officer: "He told about his son who would spend his time in the garden, nailing boards together. Any kind of boards, just nailed together. Because of this inscrutably antisocial behavior, the father, in anger and in sorrow, decided not to send his son to summer camp. Well, it happens I had a lot of scrap of 1/4-inch plywood. What came out was a nailed stack of plywood about the size of a human figure, weighing about 400 pounds, hung from the ceiling by a chain."

In 1967 Artschwager developed the concept of the "blp" (blip), an elongated dot. The blp was a radical invention: in itself it was completely useless, but its proximity to other things made them visible. Artschwager reproduced the blp in a number of sizes and placed it in many public contexts. The original blps were flat pieces of wood with rounded edges. But he soon discovered another material, rubberized hair, which allowed him to diffuse the shape's edges and, as such, push further the seeing that the blp made possible.

His discovery of the blp also caused him to consider other forms of punctuating the exhibition space, using sculptural reliefs related to Exclamation Point (1966) and Untitled (Quotation Marks) (1980). They appear as humorous, sensuous forms, sometimes in human-scale-yet they are mute, detached from the dramatic feeling or sound that they would imply in a text. The exclamation point in the exhibition title pays tribute to this part of Artschwager's oeuvre.

When Artschwager chose Formica as a medium-another industrially produced material used on furnishings and floors, and for him "the horror of the age"-he did so in part because of its ugliness. Formica's slick industrial surface can take on any desired material appearance at the same time as repelling such appearances. In the well-known work Description of Table (1964), a cube consisting of melamine laminate on plywood has black, white, and brown-grained areas that indicate a table with four legs and a white tablecloth. But it can't be used as such: the black areas draw attention to the space "below" a table, which does not exist. With these "useless objects" Artschwager aimed to halt our diffuse perception of the world around us and insists upon not only visual but also physical encounters.

In the early 2000s, Artschwager moved toward making his most recent body of paintings. In these works, he meditated further on mortality, but he now permitted himself to flood the compositions with painted color. Macadam (2008) is an image of a wide road leading out over the edge of a horizon, and In the Driver's Seat (2008) shows a solitary man liberated from gravity, steering himself out into the future.

This exhibition was organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, in association with the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven. The Munich presentation is organized in collaboration with Haus der Kunst, Munich

The presentation in Munich is supported by Dr. Karl Wamsler Foundation as well as Gagosian Gallery, New York, and Sprüth Magers Berlin London.



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller