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Contents for November 06, 2013

1. David Antonio Cruz, FF Fund Recipient 2013-14, at El Museo Del Barrio, Manhattan, Nov. 20

El Museo Del Barrio is pleased to invite you to David Antonio Cruz's TAKEABITE: the Opera at the historic Heckscher Theater.

The Opera will recreate the multi-layered audio from the video TAKEABITE; elduendealwaystravels...light, live. The artist will be joined on stage by Elia Alba and Mickalene Thomas, in full costume, backed by a small orchestra, eleven actors, jazz singer and soprano singer, a choir and a special effects sound mixer.

The Opera was commissioned by El Museo del Barrio with additional funds courtesy of Franklin Furnace.

Wednesday, November 20th
at El Museo Del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Performance begins at 7 PM
Free with RSVP



2. Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, in The Times Picayune, New Orleans, LA, now online

Martha Wilson, FF Alumn, is in The Times Picayune, New Orleans, LA, now online at the following link:




3. Mira Schor, FF Alumn, at The Miami Project, FL, Dec. 3-8, and more

Mira Schor, at CB1 Gallery (Booth (215) at The Miami Project, Dec. 3-Dec.8, and more.

Mira Schor will have older and recent work at CB1's booth (215) at The Miami Project, during Miami Basel, Dec.3-Dec.8, concurrent with her exhibition at CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, Oct.19-Dec.8 , "Mira Schor: Chthonic Garden," an exhibition of recent paintings and drawings in which Mira Schor addresses the terms of contemporary psychic, theoretical, and economic spaces as they affect creativity. The central theme in these paintings is the experience of living in a moment of radical inequality, austerity, and accelerated time, set against the powerful pull of older notions of time, craft, and visual pleasure.



4. Marthe Ramm Fortun, FF ALumn, at Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan, Nov. 8-10

Friday, November 8, 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 9, 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 10, 7:00 pm
Grand Central Terminal, 87 E 42nd St
Free with RSVP
Dear Mayor Beame, ...is it not cruel to let our city die by degrees, stripped of all her proud moments, until there is nothing left of all her history and beauty to inspire our children? If they are not inspired by the past of our city, where will they find the strength to fight for her future?
Jacqueline Onassis Kennedy, 1975
Marthe Ramm Fortun will narrate experiences and thoughts shared with her by the users of Grand Central Terminal-those who work, live, visit and commute within and throughout the Terminal. Through her three performances she will highlight existing structures and choreographies created by the ways people use the space in their conduct of everyday life. Fortun will use historic paradigm shifts and cultural references such as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' initiative to restore the terminal, to highlight celebratory as well as socio-political aspects of the Grand Central Terminal in its hundredth year.
Inverted Sky is a Performa Project co-presented with MTA Arts for Transit & Urban Design and Unge Kunstneres Samfund (UKS).
The project is part of the Norwegian Pavilion Without Walls.
To RSVP: http://13.performa-arts.org/event/marthe-ramm-fortun

Marthe Ramm Fortun



5. Ann-Marie LeQuesne, FF Alumn, at Platafoprma Revolver, Lisbon, Portugal, opening Nov. 14

will show "Fanfare for Crossing the Road" at Plataforma Revólver http://www.artecapital.net/plataforma.php?t=project2

Private View: 10pm - November 14, 2013

Rua da Boavista 84, 3º - Sala 5
1200-068 Lisboa

This will be the first public screening of "Fanfare" that includes the performances from New York (supported by a grant from Franklin Furnace Foundation) and Cardiff, Wales (supported by a commission from O:4w, the Fourth Wall Film Festival).

To see this video on Vimeo go to: https://vimeo.com/31610655




6. Taylor Mac, FF Alumn, Named Best Actor 2013, The Village Voice

Taylor Mac Named Best Actor of 2013 by the Village Voice
Best Theater Actor - 2013 - Taylor Mac
Readers' Choice: Jim Fletcher

To call Taylor Mac best actor seems so limiting. Why not best actress? Best sea creature? Best flower? Best beast? Mac doesn't let gender (or even species) limit his performances. In works such as Red Tide Blooming or The Lily's Revenge, Mac brings clarity, tenderness, and a gentle eccentricity to protagonists who aren't even human. His sweet, boyish features belie his seriousness of purpose. In his most recent show, Brecht's Good Person of Szechwan, he played both the sweet Shen Te and the stern Shui Ta with grace and aplomb. And this year he'll take on an even more challenging role, attempting to upstage Mandy Patinkin in Classic Stage's The Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville.



7. Alan Sondheim, FF Alumn, at Jack, Brooklyn, Nov. 17

Alan Sondheim

ESP-Disk's Fiftieth Anniversary Concert!

Come if you can - so many of the musicians are amazing!

To celebrate the label's 50th anniversary, ESP-Disk' has planned a
concert for Sunday November 17 (3-9 PM) at JACK, a rising venue in Brooklyn.
Tickets are just $10! Featured performers will represent the past and
present of ESP-Disk': multi-instrumentalists Kali Fasteau (Sea
Ensemble), Giuseppi Logan, and Alan Sondheim hail from the label's
1965-75 heyday, while guitarist Bruce Eisenbeil (TOTEM) and trio Tiger
Hatchery (ESP-Disk's latest signing) show that the scene and the label
continue to produce exciting artists. Additionally, former Sun Ra
Arkestra member Michael D. Anderson will perform, and the ESP-Disk'
50th Anniversary Concert will benefit the Sun Ra Music Archives. The
latter part of the concert will be a jam session featuring a variety of guests.

JACK (www.jackny.org) is a new arts center in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
led by Artistic Director Alec Duffy (Three Pianos, Shadows). Its
mission is to serve as a cultural hub in Clinton Hill, presenting
cutting-edge theater, music, and dance performances, expanding access
to the arts, bridging audiences, and educating youth. JACK was
co-founded in 2012 by Duffy, Mimi Lien, Steve Leffue, Godfrey L.
Simmons, Jr., Nikaury Rodriguez, Prentice Onayemi, Ike Ufomadu, Amy Laird Webb, Jennifer Kidwell and Andreea Mincic.

OBIE Award-winning theater company Hoi Polloi is the resident company
of JACK. Steven Leffue, JACK's curator of music, put together the
week-long music festival of which the ESP-Disk 50th Anniversary Concert
is the closing event.

JACK is located at 505 1/2 Waverly Ave, Brooklyn NY 11238 between
Fulton St. and Atlantic Ave. in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. It is easily
accessible by taking the C train to the Clinton-Washington stop, one
block away from JACK, or the G train to Clinton-Washington, a few
blocks away. There is also free street parking available on Waverly Ave.



8. Peter Cramer, Jack Waters, FF Alumns, at MIX 26, Brooklyn, Nov. 12-17

Peter Cramer presents ARSEnic and O'Lace.
his new media installation at MIX 26.

MIX NYC New York Queer Experimental Film Festival.
November 12-17th, 2013
521 Third Avenue, Gowanus, Brooklyn 11215 (between 12th & 13th Streets)
Take F or G trains to 4th Ave / 9th St.

Peter Cramer's newest multi media installation ARSEnic and O'Lace takes off on the Hollywood classic Arsenic and Old Lace starring homosexual icon Cary Grant as a newlywed theater critic that must unravel murderous doings of two spinster aunts before going off on his honeymoon. A humorous look at marriage and family relations, Cramer deconstructs the film and his own family history with materials including lace bed covers and objects essential to the mise-en-scene of the movie to create a web of erotic tension of folly and farce as a "cover up" that reveals hidden irreverent substance.

Peter Cramer, a New York based multi-media artist since 1978, is among the original filmmakers included in the first MIX Festival formerly known as the New York Lesbian & Gay Experimental Film Festival in 1986. He is co-founder of the community art garden Le Petit Versailles, non-profit Allied Productions,Inc. and former co-director of ABC No Rio.http://artfcity.com/2012/08/01/the-abc-no-rio-interviews-peter-cramer-and-jack-waters/

His installation work was most recently featured in the 25th anniversary Visual AIDS exhibit NOT OVER at the La Mama Galleria. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/21/arts/design/not-over-25-years-of-visual-aids.html

Film works include Black & White Study, One Way Empire, Wormhole, Peter Palace Porn, Coney Island and collaborations with Jack Waters - Short Memory/No History: AIDS Art Activism, Giornalisti in Maschere, Introducing Mr. Diana among others. He also was Director of Photography for Lorraine O'Grady's The Clearing shown at 2013 Whitney Museum exhibition Blues for Smoke.

He is currently working with Jack Waters on a new opus titled Pestilence which had a recent showing at the Emily Harvey Foundation in New York City. http://alliedproductions.org/pestilence-in-process-2/

For more information please contact Peter Cramer
917 803 0501



9. Tom Murrin, Lucy Sexton, FF Alumns, at Jimmy's No. 43, Manhattan, Nov. 11

Patricia Sullivan * Lucy Sexton * * Erin Courtney * Scott Adkins * Sarah Maxfield * Laurie Berg *


to the


Jimmy's No. 43

(43 E. 7th Street btw 2nd and 3rd Ave)

We are planning a festival of Tom's plays and peformance work for this spring and need your support to bring Tom's legacy to life. Join us November 11th to-

Raise a glass to Tom

Chat with the Producers

Learn more about the festival happening in April 2014

Catch up with pals and bring friends

Help us raise much needed funds for the festival by donating to our newly launched Kickstarter campaign

In Luna we trust,

Patricia, Lucy, Erin, Scott, Sarah, and Laurie



10. Simon Cutts, Erica Van Horn, FF Alumns, at Conway Hall, London, UK, Nov. 15-16

Small Publishers Fair 2013
Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
Friday 15th & Saturday 16th November, 11am to 7pm

The international fair celebrating books by contemporary artists, poets, writers, composers, book designers, and their publishers; together with a programme of readings and talks on Saturday.

Alex Czinczel (The Chinchilla) London Ambeck Design Denmark Anna Portisch London Anne Rook / M. M. Visual Catering London Artistsbooksonline.com Gwynedd Atlantic Press Cornwall Atlas Press London bookartbookshop London bookRoom Farnham Boekie Woekie Amsterdam Chisato Tamabayashi London Colin Sackett / Uniformbooks Devon Coracle Ireland Corbel Stone Press Cumbria Corner Collective Preston David Mitchell London Ditto Press London Dizzy Pragnell Canterbury Edition Hansjörg Mayer London Ensixteen Editions London Essence Press Edinburgh Estepa Editions Paris Equus Press Prague Etruscan Books East Sussex FOLD Kent Go Together Press London Grania Hayes London Hazard Press Vale of Glamorgan Impact Press Bristol Jacqueline Thomas Books Surrey John Dilnot Brighton Klara Smith Surrey Kurt Johannessen Norway Litteraria Pragensia Prague Mark Pawson / Disinfotainment London MIEL Books Ghent Morning Star Edinburgh Moschatel Press Fife New Arcadian Press Leeds Pedestrian Publishing London Peter Foolen Editions Eindhoven Poetic Practice MA, Royal Holloway London Redfoxpress Ireland Red Sphinx Berlin seekers of lice Kent Shearsman Books Bristol Sidney Nolan Trust Presteigne sine wave peak Edinburgh The Saison Poetry Library London Tufnell ArtPress London Veer Books London whnicPRESS Hereford William Allen Word & Image London Weproductions Selkirkshire West House Books Sheffield Yasushi Cho / Laughter Tokyo

Free admission to the Fair and all events (Holborn tube)
For full details www.smallpublishersfair.co.uk | email contact@smallpublishersfair.co.uk

Special exhibition: Martin Rogers & Les Coleman-Books & Printed Items
A small celebration by John Janssen of two artists from the Small Publishers Fair who left us this year.



11. Jennifer Miller, Reno, Rev. Billy, FF Alumns, at Friends Meeting House, Manhattan, Nov. 16

One day only: Sat., Nov. 16th. Preview: noon to 2pm. Auction: 2pm to 5pm.
Friends Meeting House 15 Rutherford Place, between 2nd and 3rd Ave. at 15th St. Subway: 6, N, R, to 14th St., L to 3rd. Ave.

Celebrate and support the 90th Anniversary of the War Resisters League. 90 Artists + 90 pieces for Peace! All price ranges! Established artists (including: Mary Frank; Augustus Goertz; Ben Morea; Carolanna Parlato; Ray Rapp; Walter Rosenblum; Vera B. Williams; Zina Saunders) and emerging artists (including.: Mathew Lutz-Kinoy; Devon Clark; Sam Wilson; Alma Sheppard-Matsuo; Rachel Schragis). Special Guest Auctioneers: Jennifer Miller (Circus Amok); James Irsay (Morning Irsay on WBAI); Citizen Reno; Rev. Billy Talen (Church of Stop Shopping). Contact: bryan@warresisters.org

The War Resisters League has been resisting war at home and war abroad since 1923. Today, as one of the leading radical voices in the antiwar movement, we challenge military recruitment and war profiteering, organize nonviolent direct action, and offer on-the-ground tools to end the current war and all wars. The War Resisters League affirms that all war is a crime against humanity. We are determined not to support any kind of war, international or civil, and to strive nonviolently for the removal of all causes of war, including racism, sexism and all forms of exploitation. For further information, please see our website at http://www.warresisters.org/.



12. Robin Deacon, Stuart Sherman, FF Alumns, at Abrons Arts Center, Manhattan, November 15

FRI, NOV 15, 2013 7 PM

In conjunction with Rituals of Rented Island: Object Theater, Loft Performance, and the New Psychodrama-Manhattan, 1970-1980, Robin Deacon's film Spectacle: A Portrait of Stuart Sherman will premiere at the Abrons Arts Center. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and Whitney curator Jay Sanders.

Robin Deacon describes the film in this introduction: "The late American artist Stuart Sherman (1945-2001) was a strange and underexposed figure in the history of performance art and experimental film. Using interviews with friends and colleagues, and original and re-enacted footage of Sherman's performances, this film explores the life, death, disappearance and rediscovery of this unique artist. Described by one writer as 'the Buster Keaton of linguistics,' Sherman's art defied neat categories and simple explanation. The same could be said of Sherman himself, who as a person was a notoriously secretive individual. From this perspective, the film asks viewers to question their understanding of how a life story can be told relative to the private nature of its subject."

Please note: the event takes place at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002, and is presented in collaboration with Performa.

This event is free; no registration is required.



13. Betty Tompkins, FF Alumn, at Dinter Fine Art, now online

BETTY TOMPKINS from the series Woman Words, an ongoing project

online project room November-December 2013

In 2002 the artist Betty Tompkins sent out a call for words describing women:

"I am considering doing another series of pieces using images of women comprised of words. I would appreciate your help in developing the vocabulary. Please send me a list of words that describe women. They can be affectionate (honey), pejorative (bitch), slang, descriptive, etc. The words don't have to be in English but I need as accurate a translation as possible. Many many thanks."


"I received over 1500 words and phrases in seven languages. There were some that were repeated over and over. In January, 2013, I sent out another request. Again, I received thousands of words and phrases in several languages in response. Many people also wrote short anecdotes. I was interested to see that while some words had made a comeback in ten years such as TART, the four most common and most repeated words have remained the same: BITCH, CUNT, SLUT, and MOTHER."

The paintings are acrylic on canvas and mostly about 4 x 4 inches in size.

all PROJECT ROOMS are archived

For further information please contact
Ingrid Dinter at 212 477 3272
or visit the website: dinterfineart.com
info@dinterfineart.com • Dinter Fine Art



14. Michael Bramwell, FF Alumn, in Duke University's Theater Journal. Vol. 43, No. 2

Michael Bramwell's performance work: "Man Who Levitated Out of the Ghetto" is included in: Theater Journal.

Dr. Shonnni Enelow, (Professor at Fordham University), The Literary Life of Performance: Emergency Index's Performance Documentation Project, Theater: Yale University's Journal of Criticism, Plays and Reportage, Vol. 43, No.2, pp. 144-145, Duke University Press, (2013).



15. Louise Bourgeois, Michael Bramwell, Nicole Eisenman, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Richard Prince, FF Alumns, in RxArt Coloring Book IV

Fifty-three contemporary artists collaborated with RxArt to create images exclusively for a new children's coloring book. A hospital visit is often a frightening experience for a child, and this book is intended to take their minds elsewhere, easing anxiety and enhance the healing process. The RxArt Coloring Book depicts Ai Weiwei's colorful sunflower seeds from his Unilever Series, as well as a page of Weiwei's work transformed into adhesive stickers. The coloring book will be placed in hospitals across the United States . RxArt is a non-profit organization in New York City that transforms pediatric hospital facilities into comforting and engaging spaces through site-specific installations by contemporary artists. The RxArt Coloring Book contains 112 black and white pages designed for coloring.

Contributing Artists include: Diana al -Hadid, Jonathan Borofsky, Louise Bourgeois, Michael Bramwell , Mark di Suvero, Carroll Dunham, Nicole Eisenman, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Christian Marclay, Marilyn Minter, Ernesto Neto, Richard Prince, Laurie Simmons, Rudolf Stingel , Ai Weiwei.

For more information please visit


Thank you.



16. Evelyn Eller, FF Alumn, at Central Booking, Manhattan, opening Nov.7

Evelyn Eller's Book "Anatomy Lesson " will be exhibited in the exhibition "
The Medicine Show" at Central Booking Gallery
21 Ludlow Street, NYC
Nov.7 to January.
Opening 6-8 PM - Thursday Nov. 7



17. Michel Auder, FF ALumn, at Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium, opening Nov. 7

Michel Auder
Screen Life #13 & Polaroid
7 November - 7 December 2013
Please join us for the opening preview on Thursday 7 November from 18.00 thru 20.00

Office Baroque is opening a new gallery on Bloemenhofplein 5 in Brussels. The inaugural exhibition will be of French artist Michel Auder. In Auder's work, the camera both witnesses and directs social exchange. It describes a highly subjective position, moving about his environment, recording its soundtrack, admitting incidental drama, autobiographical detail, and the real-time incursions of broadcast media. Fiction and documentary are blended together. The compositions are based on the sampling, loose association and manipulation of television and video images, involving modes of visual thinking that frequently come very close to poetry.

In the early 1970s, Auder adopted a continuous approach to filmmaking - constantly documenting the people and scenarios he encountered. As a result, he amassed an extensive archive of video footage, which he sometimes uses and reuses in his works. His films collide with narratives in art history and popular memory, and involve artists, writers, and musicians whom he has met over the years. In a recent statement Auder explains his fascination with the more recent developments in film as follows; "By the year 2000, we all became film makers, mostly for the worst and in some cases for the better. We all have a digital tool, or two, in our pockets."

The exhibition will feature two videos as well as series of 60 Polaroid photographs, stemming from 1978 until 1983, documenting Michel's intimate life, studio practice, his child, his incipient drug-dependency, his meeting with celebrities and underground characters. One could be led to believe that the pictures' age would endow them with a nostalgic view, but the language in them is distinctly contemporary. The pictures are crisp and looking new, dealing with the lives of each and every one of us; how we live and think today.

Michel Auder currently has a solo exhibition at Portikus in Frankfurt. The exhibition is set up to screen a different work every day, allowing his practice, which spans over four decades, to unfold its narrative qualities. The exhibition will run from October 31 until November 17. Auder was also the subject of a solo exhibition earlier this year entitled Portrait of Michel Auder which was on view at Culturgest in Lisbon, Portugal and at Kunsthalle Basel in Basel, Switzerland. In 2014 Michel Auder will have a solo exhibition at deHallen in Haarlem, Holland. Both Culturgest, Kunsthalle Basel and Portikus will be publishing monographs on Auder later this year.

For any images or further information please email Louis-Philippe Van Eeckhoutte at louis-philippe@officebaroque.com. For al press inquiries please contact press@officebaroque.com.

Please note our new address:

Office Baroque Gallery
Bloemenhofplein 5 Place du Jardin aux Fleurs
1000 Brussels, Belgium
+32 484 599 228



18. Charlie Clough, FF Alumn, at Dipson's Amherst Theater, Buffalo, NY, Nov. 8 and more

Megumi Sasaki has made a second movie about Dorothy and Herbert Vogel titled "Herb & Dorothy 50 x 50" and is about the Vogel's gift of art to a museum in each of the fifty United States. http://herbanddorothy.com/blog It will be shown in Buffalo 35 times beginning Friday Nov. 8th at Dipson's Amherst Theater at Main and Bailey across from UB. http://amherst.dipsontheatres.com/?p=movie&id=Herb__Dorothy_50X50 The Vogels are responsible for the most important aspect of my career and so a portion of the film concerns me and my work. I will attend the 7:30 showing on Fri. Nov. 8th to be part of a Q&A session with Megumi and Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Chief Curator, Doug Dreishpoon. I will introduce the film at the 9:30 showing later that evening. On Sat. Nov 9th I will do Q & As after both the 5:30 and 7:30 showings. I'd be thrilled if you may attend!
Thanks & best!



19. Liliana Porter, FF Alumn, at Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX, opening Nov. 6

"I arrived at the conclusion that, when one tries to say a lot, one reaches a limit, but silence, on the other hand, holds infinite potential."

Featuring works made between 1968 and 1974, Liliana Porter's fifth solo exhibition with Sicardi Gallery, Liliana Porter: The Square and other early works, offers a rare opportunity to view works from a significant period of the artist's early production. Porter arrived in New York in 1964, where she began making prints at the Pratt Graphic Art Center. The following year, she co-founded the New York Graphic Workshop with Luis Camnitzer and José Guillermo Castillo; the NYGW offered a forum for making prints while simultaneously redefining conventional models for producing and distributing art. Liliana Porter: The Square and other early works includes prints, photographs, and installations which reflect the artist's move toward an aesthetic austerity and rigorous conceptual approach that has marked much of her work since: "I began creating absences (using shadows) and thinking that I could use images that were in themselves sort of meaningless," she observes in a recent interview. "...for me this meant using a small nail, a hook, a shadow, a folded paper on an empty space. On the other hand, I became interested in the superposition of the image, the representation of something over the thing itself, shadow on shadow, wrinkle on wrinkle... I was not interested in the trompe-l'oeil itself but in the situation... I think that even today that empty space continues to be the protagonist of my work."

Porter is internationally recognized for her work in printmaking, works on canvas, photography, video, installation, and public art. She has shown nationally and internationally with major exhibitions in Latin America, Europe, and the United States. Her most recent solo exhibition The Man with the Axe and Other Brief Situations is currently on view at the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA). In 2009, her solo exhibition Línea de Tiempo was shown at Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City. She has received numerous fellowships and awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1980, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowships (1985, 1996, 1999), the Mid Atlantic/NEA Regional Fellowship (1994), and PSC-CUNY research awards (1994 to 2004).

Porter's work is represented in numerous public and private collections, including: La Biblioteque Nationale, Paris; The Bronx Museum for the Arts, New York; Daros Latinamerica, Zurich; Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art, Austin; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museo de Arte Moderno, Bogotá; Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires; Museo de Arte Moderno, Cali; El Museo del Barrio, New York; Museo de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires; Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas; Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago de Chile; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; MoMA, New York; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City; The New York Public Library, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix; and Smithsonian American Art Museum. She was a professor at Queens College, City University of New York between 1991 and 2007, and she currently resides in New York.
Sicardi Gallery will host a book signing and exhibition preview with Liliana Porter at 7 pm, Wednesday, November 6.



20. Tobaron Waxman, Saya Woolfalk, FF Alumns, at Momenta Art, Brooklyn, thru December 1

Nu Age Hustle
Organized by Katie Cercone
November 1 - December 1, 2013

Sanford Biggers, Katie Cercone, Lainie Love Dalby, Vaginal Davis
Elisa Garcia de la Huerta, Greem Jellyfish, Jacolby Satterwhite, Tobaron Waxman
& Saya Woolfalk

Opening reception + performance by Lainie Love Dalby:
Friday, November 1, 7-9 pm
"Shak-Tea Party" co-hosted by Go! Push Pops and A Feminist Tea Party:
Sunday, November 10, 3-6pm

Speech is my hammer bang the world into shape now let it fall - HUH!
-Mos Def, "Hip Hop" (1999)

Nu Age Hustle is a group show featuring 9 artists working in video, fabric, installation and performance. Drawing equally from elements of "New Age" and Pop culture (hip hop, fashion, and e-commerce) these artists explore ritual, earth and sky awareness, embodiment and commodification at the increasingly blurred boundary of the spiritual and the secular. Many adopting their own body as a site of resistance and agent of performative praxis, Nu Age Hustle is a show highlighting artists as global citizens and consciousness shifters. Speaking truth to power in their own unique idioms, these works pinpoint and shift social loci toward interdymanic and cosmic heights. John Miller Chernoff, a scholar of African aesthetics of social action, has broadly defined culture as "overtly musical," in nature. For Chernoff culture is "a dynamic style or organization through 'various mediators,'" and for these artist scavengers of it, it is ever the bright, fungible horizon. As border crossers and at times, futuristic agents of cultural upheaval, the artists of Nu Age Hustle recalibrate distinctive elements mediating contemporary daily living in ways radically experiential and spiritually raw.

Sunday November 10th 3-6pm Go! Push Pops and A Feminist Tea Party will co-host a Shak-Tea Party, an esoteric gathering and skill-share honoring the feminine principle. Light snacks and tea served, white tantric meditation, discussion of herbalism/foraging, special guests and circle work. Free and open to the public.

Exhibition organizer Katie Cercone was born 1984 in Santa Rosa, CA. She has shown her performative video sculpture throughout the United States and abroad including at the Brooklyn Museum, Bronx Museum, DODGEgallery, C24 Gallery and Kunsthalle Galapagos. She is also a yoga instructor, curator, adjunct faculty at the School of Visual Art and has published critical writing in Bitch Magazine, REVOLT Magazine, Utne Reader, PLAYspace Mag, Women's Art Journal and N.Paradoxa. Cercone is a founding member of the queer transnational feminist collective Go! Push Pops.



21. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, now online


"We Misfits Are Still Needed": A Performance Conversation with Frank Moore

Editor's Note: Frank Moore died on October 14, 2013. The writer dedicates this interview to Moore, "a brave and dedicated artist."

A body-centered performance artist, Frank Moore's work has been labeled obscene by the mainstream for over three decades. Along with Annie Sprinkle and Karen Finley, his contemporaries, his work employs nudity and erotic play as artistic devices. Moore, 67, streams his video archive on his Vimeo channel, where the work has had over seven million views. (Debates about whether the work is exploitative or acceptable rage in the comment section.) I am transfixed by the nine-and-a-half-minute video clip of Frank Moore eating from the early 1980's - a performance video he created while a master's student at The San Francisco Art Institute. The video repels, yet intrigues; it makes me feel very uncomfortable. Frank Moore's performance art seems to command this physical rather than intellectual response. He uses his body to expand the field of communication between performer and audience. I interviewed Moore by email.




22. Susana Cook, Simba Yangala, FF Alumns, at BAAD, The Bronx, Nov. 14, and more

A show about Cruelty and Pleasure

By Susana Cook

Legendary downtown theatre auteur Susana Cook brings back Caligula, the meanest man in history, in this delightfully witty and savagely funny play. Caligula, the cruel and brutal man who thinks he's God, is dissected, lampooned and spliced with the everyday acts of normalized cruelty that people do in the name of entertainment, pleasure and protein - and because they taste good. There will be comedy, savagery and even an orgy or two - all to a musical score by Julian Mesri.

Original Music by Julian Mesri.
Costumes and Art by Lucrecia Novoa
Performers: Moira Cutler, denise "Mistah" Coles, Jasmine Presson, Lisa Haas, Simba Yangala and Susana Cook.

"Susana Cook is a noted Latino playwright with an impressive track record in New York City as well as abroad. As an actor she possesses a swaggering, deadpan charm that allows her to play villains or heroes with insouciance. "

"Cook's style is to employ chitchat and push it to extremes of absurdity. She's really good at it."
EDGE New York, New York

"With an entertaining blend of show tunes, massacres, and orgies, "We Are Caligula" explores just how our species justifies war, and racism, and homophobia, and all the other stuff that ends in us devouring each other (and animals) without a second thought."
Gay City News.






23. Jaime Davidovich, FF Alumn, at Churner and Churner, Manhattan, opening Nov. 7

205 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011 212-675-2750 www.churnerandchurner.com

Exhibition: Jaime Davidovich
Museum of Television Culture
Dates: November 7 - December 21, 2013
opening reception: Thursday, November 7, 6-8pm
Churner and Churner is pleased to present "Museum of Television Culture," an exhibition of single-channel video and installation work by Argentine-American conceptual artist and television-art pioneer Jaime Davidovich. The exhibition focuses on the uneasy interrelationship of mass media, electronic art practice, and traditional institutional exhibition; specifically, the overlooked historic role of cable programming experiments in early video art. Jaime Davidovich is the creator of legendary downtown Manhattan cable television program The Live! Show (1979-1984). Billed as "the variety show of the avant-garde," The Live! Show was an eclectic half-hour of live, interactive artistic entertainment inspired by the Dada performance club Cabaret Voltaire and the anarchic humor of American television comedian Ernie Kovacs. The program featured interviews and performance work by visiting artists, including Laurie Anderson, Eric Bogosian, Tony Oursler, and Michael Smith, along with musical performances, ersatz commercials, and viewer participation via live call-in segments. Presiding over the show's disparate collaborative elements was Davidovich's own satirical character, "Dr. Videovich, specialist in curing television addiction," whom the New York Times' television critic John J. O'Connor described as "a persona somewhere between Bela Lugosi and Andy Kaufman." Among other strategies for soliciting viewer participation, Dr. Videovich addressed his audience directly with a home shopping segment, the "Video Shop," where he advertised his collection of "Videokitsch," a mix of store-bought novelties and self-designed limited edition objects depicting television sets in the form of savings banks, cookie jars, planters an wind-up toys. These items, along with episodes of The Live! Show, will be on display at Churner and Churner. "Museum of Television Culture" demonstrates that, despite the program's absurdist tone, The Live! Show had a serious ideological agenda. It was an explicit effort to eliminate the curatorial mediation of museums and galleries by presenting works directly to the public at home through the new medium of cable television. In this way, The Live! Show was far ahead of its time, anticipating the ubiquity of interactive media and unfettered content distribution in the digital age. By staging elements of mass-communication in the institutional context of the gallery - a site Davidovich's original work was intended to sidestep through this direct-to-the-public mode of presentation - Davidovich's concept comes full circle, in a renewed investigation of the role of ephemeral electronic works in the art world.
An illustrated catalog with essays by Ian Wallace and Leah Churner will accompany the exhibition.

Jaime Davidovich is a multidisciplinary artist whose work encompasses painting, photography, video art, television art, installation, and media activism. Best known as a pioneering advocate for artist-run, local cable television programming, Davidovich was a founding member of Cable SoHo (1976) and founder and president of the Artists' Television Network (1978-1984). Davidovich was born in Buenos Aires in 1936 and moved to New York in 1963. He was educated at the National College of Buenos Aires, the University of Uruguay, and the School of Visual Arts, New York. Davidovich is the Joan Mitchell Foundation's 2013-14 Creating A Living Legacy (CALL) Artist. He is also the recipient of three National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowships, for the years 1978, 1984, and 1990; and two grant awards from the Creative Artists Public Service Program, New York State Council on the Arts, for 1975 and 1982. In 2010 he was honored with a retrospective exhibition at ARTIUM, Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporaneo in Spain. Other solo exhibitions include Cabinet, Brooklyn, New York; MAMBA: Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires; Vanguardia, Bilbao, Spain; and the American Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, New York. Davidovich has participated in a wide range of group exhibitions, at institutions such as J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; 2007 Bienal de São Paulo, Brazil; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Long Beach Museum of Art, California; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Davidovich lives and works in New York. For image and information, please contact Rachel Churner at 212-675-2750 or rachel@churnerandchurner.com.



24. Robert Galinsky, FFAlumn, book release party, Dec. 3

Big Book Release Party December 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm for... Robert Galinsky - New York City Performance Personality & Creator of 'Coffee The Musical' - and his First Book "Coffee Crazy 140 "Aha!" Coffee Moments from the Conference Room, to the Cafe, to the Kitchen". The book also includes Specially Curated "Aha!" Coffee Moments written by Jonathan Ames Robert Evans, Rosie Perez, David Hasselhoff, David Barton, World Barista Champion Pete Licata, The Bean, Aroma Coffee, Ninth Street Espresso, Coffee Analytics and more

New York: Robert Galinsky's Coffee Crazy, published by THiNK Aha! Books, will be released November 10th and will be available in print, on Amazon in all digital formats, and also on the THiNK Aha! iPhone app. The book is the first "Tweet" book about coffee and contains 140 passages each 140 characters or less and also features excerpts from 'Coffee The Musical', the 'Seven Ground Rules of the Coffee Break' and '10 "Aha!" Coffee Moments for Confident Communication'. There will be an opening reception for the book on Tuesday December 3rd RSVP here https://www.eventbrite.com/event/9148432207?ref=estw



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