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Contents for November 25, 2013

1. Martha Wilson, Jibz Cameron, Nao Bustamante, Ishmael Houston-Jones, FF Alumns, in Movement Research Festival, Manhattan, Dec. 2-8

¡Le Song, Ya?!
Curated by Adrienne Truscott and Jibz Cameron (Dynasty Handbag)
December 2-8, 2013

The Festival consists of three performances, two workshops, and two Studies Project events.

December 5-7 THU FRI SAT at 8pm
All performances take place at Danspace Project
$15 tickets for Danspace Performances
$12 for Danspace Project Members
Tickets: www.danspaceproject.org/calendarandtickets/

"Contact. Improvisation."
December 5 THURSDAY 8pm
Nao Bustamante + Martha Wilson
Zoe Coombs-Maar + Ishmael Houston-Jones
Jade Gordon + Alexandro Segade
Alicia McDaid + Nikki Zialcita

"Blurred Steins"
December 6 FRIDAY 8pm
Kate Berlant + Sophia Cleary
Sacha Yanow
Greg Zuccolo

"Trouble Bubble (Double)"
December 7 SATURDAY 8pm
Effie Bowen + Zari Esaian
Cole Escola + Jenn Harris
Colin Self & Julia Crockett=


Alexandro Segade
December 2 MONDAY 8pm
Movement Research at the Judson Church
Boy Band Workshop
Boy Band Workshop explores pop cultural vernaculars through improvised song, dance and performance. Fusing music videos, science fiction and improvisatory theater techniques, participants will explore group identity, create alter egos, and design a plan for attaining utopia, if not now, then at least in the future.

Adrienne Truscott and Jibz Cameron
December 3 TUESDAY 11am-1pm
Danspace Project
Exorcise Class
A hyper-aerobic, sweaty, instructional, conceptual dance party designed to work out your psychic fat blockage and tone up supersensory abz. While living your spandex dreams and looking real.


We Came To This City To Shit On A Stage
December 3 TUESDAY 6pm
Gibney Dance Center
How do we make, define, notice 'transgressive' art in a city whose identity, economy and landscape are increasingly manicured, welcoming, mainstream, highly visible and inaccessible?

Performing Vulnerability
December 4 WEDNESDAY 5pm
Jimmy's No. 43
Moderated by Adrienne Truscott
Panelists (confirmed at press time): niv Acosta, Ben Asriel, Hilary Clark, Miguel Gutierrez, Juliana May
What does it mean to be vulnerable in performance? Is vulnerability a state or can it be "done?"

Curatorial Statement
We have approached curating the Movement Research Festival: Fall 2013 with a self-serving hand, moving away from macro-design, philosophy, pretense, vision and other things and closer towards a space to acknowledge wholly subjective personal preference, budget and an absence of category or logic.

Movement is constant and thus itinerant. So is NYC and most places. We are rarely ever just here anymore but usually here, everywhere and nowhere. Where, when and how we make and rehearse work is anybody's guess or business (i.e., in our heads, in the shower, on a bike, train, in the studio, the privacy of headphones on public transport). Ideas, like work, space, art, time, language, money, text, control, accident, emotion, intellect, space, privacy and others, are constantly conflated while art is getting made. It gets made, constantly, in spite of and because of all this. The artists presented in this festival are moving all the time, making art all the time, performing all the time and working all the time. Eschewing possibly irrelevant and older models for making art (time, space, money, etc.) to investigate their form, these artists go about the task no matter what. And all of these things are colliding, controlling, communicating, confusing, collating and conflating all at once, which is evident in their work, and they create with the things they have at hand. Like a lasagna.
Adrienne Truscott and Jibz Cameron

About the Movement Research Festival
The Movement Research Festival finds its roots in the Improvisation Festival/New York (IF/NY), initiated in 1992 by artists Sondra Loring (an MR Artist-in-Residence at the time) and Julie Carr. In 1999 IF/NY became a program of Movement Research, under the curation of Programming Director Amanda Loulaki. In 2004, Movement Research created an artist curator format, and in 2006, Movement Research established the festival as a twice-annual event. This biannual, guest artist curator approach allows for a varied investigation and exploration into current artistic concerns and reflects Movement Research's mission of valuing diverse artists' voices, their creative process and vital role within society.




2. Joe Lewis, FF Alumn, releases album and CD

I released an Album and CD titled "three black Bungalows." It's available on CDbaby, iTunes, Spotify, and Amoeba Records on Sunset in Los Angeles, CA.


With regards,
Joe Lewis



3. Taylor Mac, FF Alumn, at Abrons Arts Center, Manhattan, Dec. 31

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
466 Grand Street, NYC

Join us for a New Year's Eve celebration including a champagne reception and toast, tickets to the final performance of THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH, and access to the exclusive closing night party!

6:00 pm Champagne Reception
6:45 pm New Year's Eve Champagne Toast
7:00 pm Closing Night Performance of THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH, starring Mandy Patinkin and Taylor Mac
8:30 - 10:00pm Exclusive Closing Night Party

Tickets start at $250.

For additional information, please contact:
Gretchen H. Page, Director of Individual & Major Gifts at 212-677-4210 x 22
or gretchen.page@classicstage.org

A workshop presentation starring MANDY PATINKIN & TAYLOR MAC
Direction & Choreography by SUSAN STROMAN
Music Direction by PAUL FORD
Presented in association with STACI LEVINE

It's the end of the world as we know it. A flood of biblical proportions leaves us with only two people on Earth, who discover their common language is song and dance. Together they chronicle the rise and fall and hopeful rise again of humankind, through music that runs the gamut from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim, R.E.M. and Queen. Join us for this fully-staged workshop presentation of THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH: AN APOCALYPTIC VAUDEVILLE and become part of the discovery process as these stellar artists continue to fine tune this remarkable new music theatre piece.



4. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, fall news


It's been a while since I've sent out a mailing so here's an update for current exhibitions and related activities.

Richard Minsky interviewed me for the magazine, Fine Books & Collections, Chapel Hill, NC, which will be on news stands in early January 2014.

The Allan Chasanoff Bookwork Collection will open with an exhibition at the Yale Art Gallery, New Haven, CT, with an artists' reception on Oct. 10, 2014. (More details in the future.)

A solo exhibition of my bookwork, collage and mixed media installations will be shown at the Christopher Henry Gallery, New York, NY Oct, 2014. (Date for an artist's reception to be confirmed.)

I'll be giving a lecture at the Ontario College of Art & Design, (OCAD) Toronto, ON, on Feb 6, 2014, and a one week workshop, from Feb. 7-12th. (The infamous TO crack-mayor, Rob Ford, will not be attending.)

From Mar. 3-7, I'll be teaching a class in Switzerland at, Centro Del Bel Libro ASCONA, Ascona, CH.
On Mar. 10, I'll be giving a lecture and one day workshop at, Université Jean Monnet/Visual Arts, Saint-Etienne, FR.

The Halsey Museum in Charlotte, SC for the Rebound Exhibition this past May 2013 made a three minute animation of Re-Breaking the Codex. http://vimeo.com/67159248

Finally, for those who have a copy of my book, Doug Beube: Breaking the Codex, whether you purchased it on Amazon or not, I have a favor to ask. Would you write a review of my book on the Amazon Website? I spoke with customer service who said, someone does not need to purchase a copy from them in order to write a review. Please take a few minutes to write something about my book--your thoughts, insights, quality of reproductions, the work, design of the book, etc. I hope to boost my "Amazon Best Seller Rank" from #1,266,695 to a few less comas. I would be eternally grateful and thanks in advance. Attached is the link to my book on Amazon. Books can always be purchased from my website, dougbeube.com, Amazon, the MOMA Bookstore, Printed Matter, in Canada from Swipe Books and Blue Heron Books and in Europe from Bookie Wookie in Amsterdam.


For inquiries about my work you can contact me directly or JHB Gallery or Christopher Henry Gallery.

Happy Thanksgiving.




5. Carolee Schneemann, FF Alumn, at Musée départemental d'art contemporain de Rochechouart, France, thru Dec. 15

Musée départemental d'art contemporain de Rochechouart
Carolee Schneemann: History Works
October 5-December 15, 2013

Musée départemental d'art contemporain de Rochechouart
87 600, Rochechouart
Hours: Wednesday-Monday 10am-12:30pm and 2-5pm

T + 33 (0) 5 55 03 77 77


Ever since the acquisition in 2012 of Terminal Velocity, created by Carolee Schneemann in response to the events of 11 September 2001, Rochechouart Museum of Contemporary Art has been planning to present this work in the context of artists' reactions to major world issues and a return of the historical genre in art today. Belonging to a first generation of female artists who militated for consideration of women's art, Carolee Schneemann (b. 1939) also pioneered new video, film and performance practices, gaining a reputation for exploring issues around the human body and the place of women in society. The present exhibition, however, is the first to examine another aspect of her work, that of recording major events that have occurred in her lifetime and constantly reacting to history in the making. Carolee Schneemann: History Works retraces the artist's creations from the early performance Meat Joy, through to works contesting military interventions in Vietnam and the 1980s conflicts in Lebanon. The exhibition features over thirty works, encompassing film, video, performances, drawing, collage, painting, photography and installations, concluding with recent pieces several of which are being shown for the first time in Europe.

Carolee Schneemann was active in the vibrant New York of the early sixties, initially drawn towards Neo-Dada, as illustrated by her 'painting constructions' made before becoming involved in happenings. She clearly established her credentials as a pacifist and political activist when in 1965, she made her film-collage Viet Flakes in which re-appropriated images fresh from the war in Vietnam were shown over a collaged soundtrack composed by James Tenney. Two years later, in New York, the film was at the heart of her performance Snows (1967) presented during Angry Arts Week: Artists against the Vietnam War. Performances of Snows and Night Crawlers, on the fringe of Expo 67 in Montreal, marked a high point in her political experiments in Kinetic Theatre and Expanded Cinema where film was extended beyond the screen to include collage and other forms of art.

Presenting Carolee Schneemann's work as redolent of contemporary history not only bears witness to her preoccupations but also to the variety of her output. Her reaction to the Lebanese war and studies of the region's history carried out early in the 1980s produced a mobile sculpture, videos, an artist's book as well as her astonishing Dust Paintings, fashioned out of thick dust from burnt ashes with computer components, abstract forms that resemble the remains of some long-lost ancient civilization. In Terminal Velocity, a stunning photomontage, Schneemann records a real event, infusing it with a harsh dose of human reality across seven columns of close-ups showing bodies falling from the World Trade Center Towers on 11 September 2001. The image resonates as a resurgence of historical genre painting, bringing into perspective the flood of digital images the media bombard us with, in the name of news broadcasting. A set of new engravings from digital collages or video installations such as More Wrong Things (2001) and Precarious (2009), on show in the castle loft space, trap spectators in a crossfire of projections and reflections, illustrating clearly how this theme of media exposure has continued to haunt Carolee Schneemann over the years.

The exhibition at Rochechouart is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue, Then and Now. Carolee Schneemann. Oeuvres d'Histoire (Eng/Fr) edited by Annabelle Ténèze and co-published with Analogues Éditions (Arles, France). It contains essays by Annabelle Ténèze (Then and Now. Carolee Schneemann. History Works), Emilie Bouvard (Carolee Schneemann, Feminism and History) and Stéphane Aquin (Carolee Schneemann. Terminal Velocity), plus an interview with the artist and a comprehensive chronology.

As a counterpoint of this major exhibition, the Centre des livres d'artiste (Saint-Yrieix, France) presents Carolee Schneemann. Books/Publications/ Texts/Documents, on view from October 5 through December 21.

The exhibition Carolee Schneemann. History Works will travel to MUSAC in León (Spain) from July 19 to December 7, 2014.

Projected Dreams for Sleepless Nights. Works from the Collection
October 5-December 15
Works have been chosen from the collections that tackle both real and imagined spaces, or else use collage techniques to awaken consciousness of reality and bring it closer to us.

With works from Philippe Decrauzat, Pierre Dorion, Philippe Favier, Raoul Hausmann, Július Koller, Guillaume Leblon, Gustav Metzger, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Gerhard Richter, Martha Rosler, FF Alumn, Jana Sterbak, Thu Van Tran

Raoul Hausmann: Portraits. Selection from the Raoul Hausmann Collection(1886-1971)
March 1-December 15
Through the lens of portraiture, the exhibition will explore the diversity of the Dadaist Raoul Hausmann's artistic practices-paintings, photographs, drawings, collages and photomontages. It will as well focus on his relation to the body and the performance.



6. Barbara Hammer, FF Alumn, at Kunsthalle Oslo, Norway, Nov. 29

Barbara Hammer, FF alum, Kunsthalle Oslo
Nov. 29, 2013
7 p.m.

Kunsthall Oslo is very pleased to present the work of the renowned American filmmaker Barbara Hammer to a Norwegian audience for the first time.

Barbara Hammer will introduce her work and the Kunsthall Oslo retrospective with a talk, "Hammer! Making Movies Out of Sex and Life", on Friday November 29th at 7pm.

For over four decades, Barbara Hammer (born 1939) has been making formally experimental and culturally groundbreaking films exploring cinema, biography, history and sexuality. She has made more than eighty film and video works, and Kunsthall Oslo will present a selection of work ranging from the 1970s until today. Her breakthrough 1974 film Dyketactics has been called "the first lesbian lovemaking film made by a lesbian" and the Museum of Modern Art in New York describes her as one of the key experimental filmmakers of her generation. A review of Hammer's recent Tate retrospective concluded: "It's glorious, all this fresh energy."

See more information http://barbarahammer.com/
Further information about the film program will be presented atwww.kunsthalloslo.no



7. Silvia Ziranek, FF Alumn, at m2 gallery, London, UK, Nov. 29

m2 gallery presents..........
eBook Readings
Fran Cottell & Silvia Ziranek
Friday 29th November, 6.30pm for 7pm (no late admittance).
m2 Gallery, Ground Floor entrance. Please press the buzzer by the red Quay 2c Architects signboard under the yellow light!
2c Kings Grove, Peckham, London Se15 2NB.

Artists Fran Cottell and Silvia Ziranek will present and discuss their latest e-books published by KT press.

Fran Cottell - House: from Display to BACK to FRONT
An overview of a series of installations made in the artist's home in Greenwich, 2001-2011, supported by Café Gallery Projects. Each section of the book documents a different project. Each section is introduced by the artist. An introductory essay by Katy Deepwell is included.

Fran Cottell is a senior lecturer at Camberwell College, CCW, University of the Arts, London. This ebook is available in 2 editions, one with video clips, the other with external links to videos.

Silvia Ziranek - WALL WORKS: Selected Writings and Performances
A selection of writings and performance texts by artist Silvia Ziranek, produced 1976-2011, including CHEZ Z (SHE SAID) (1983), ICI VILLA MOI (1990) and NOT UNDIRTY (2011). This ebook includes full texts, 5 clips of Ziranek in live performance in the UK, others with photographic documentation, one with audio recording. The ebook is introduced by the artist. All the texts circulate around the idea of architecture, environment, and atmosphere.

The ebooks are published by KT press and supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, New York. For further information and to buy the ebooks click on the link...http://www.ktpress.co.uk/ebooks.asp
Looking forward to seeing you,

Ken & Julia
Ken Taylor / Julia Manheim
m2 gallery
2c Kings Grove
London Se15 2NB
T. 44 0207 771 1600
E info@m2gallery.com
W. www.m2gallery.com



8. Emily Mast, FF Alumn, receives Harpo Foundation direct artist grant 2013

Congratulations to Emily Mast, FF Alumn, on receiving a Harpo Foundation direct artist grant 2013. www.harpofoundation.org/‎



9. Tehching Hsieh, Feliz Gonzalez-Torres, FF Alumns, at Pratt Manhattan Gallery, thru January 25, 2014

O to 60: The Experience of time through Contemporary Art group exhibition at Pratt Manhattan Gallery, 144 W. 14th Street, 2nd Floor, NY NY thru January 25, 2104 includes work by FF Alumns Tehching Hsieh and Felix Gonzalez-Torres.



10. Naeem Mohaiemen, FF Alumn, at Joes Pub, Manhattan, Dec. 3

Creative Time at Joe's Pub

Join us on Tuesday December 3 as we travel to Haiti, the Netherlands, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan with artists Theaster Gates, Naeem Mohaiemen, and Lisi Raskin, all recipients of 2012-13 Creative Time Global Residency. Global Residency awards, funded by a grant from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation and generous individual donors, enable artists to travel wherever they need to go in order to develop their practice. In this presentation, the Chicago-based Gates will speak about his trip to Haiti, where he worked with seamstresses and beadworkers, with a goal of assisting them in bringing their products to the global marketplace. Mohaiemen, a Columbia University Ph.D. student in Anthropology, will describe his international journeys exploring parallels and divergences between leftist activists from different countries, and Raskin, who spent time in Afghanistan, will describe her studies of war memorials in that country, part of a larger investigation into the ways that such memorials frame national narratives about war.
The program will comprise 20-minute presentations by each artist, followed by a discussion and Q+A with the audience moderated by Creative Time Chief Curator Nato Thompson.



11. Sonya Rapoport, FF Alumn, in Vienna, Austria, and online, thru Dec. 10

Sonya Rapoport is participating in HAIR-CODE, an activist Vienna Memory Project about Violence Against Women, a first phase of the Holocaust Memorial project.

Hair and hairstyle are seen as a social expression for gender. They play an important symbolic role in human culture. The image that I am submitting to The Vienna Project "HAIR-CODE" is "Image 15", a digital image from "(in)AUTHENTIC: Woman, War, Jew", I created in 2008.

The Vienna Project submission makes use of selected texts by Sigmund Freud, Luce Irigaray, and Jean-Paul Sartre that address gender and Anti-Semitism. I correlated the texts with images of Nigerian hairstyles, military tanks, matriarchal mitochondrial genetics, alchemical symbols, and women in violent environments.

During my stay in Lagos, Nigeria in the 90's I visited a beauty shop where I purchased a poster that illustrated available coded hairstyles. Some years later, while I was composing (in)AUTHENTIC I selected hairstyle "coiled-wire double towers" to represent the double faceted confession of US journalist Jill Carroll.

In "Image 15" the two-towered hairstyle overlays two different photos taken of her during and after her kidnapping in Baghdad in 2006. In one she is crying and pleading to be released from prison. In the other, after her release, but still under control of her captors, she is relating her pleasant jail experience.

Although this digital collage is a part of a larger project with a complex network of interconnected meanings, it conveys an important symbolic role in human culture and power abuse. The "hair-code" of this unusual and suggestive hairstyle may have been decodable in its original cultural context, but in "(in)AUTHENTIC" it is used to suggest a splitting of the personality in a protective response to violence.




12. Warren Lehrer, Judith Sloan, FF Alumns, upcoming events

Warren Lehrer on PRI/WNYC's Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen
talking about
A LIFE IN BOOKS: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley
Upcoming Appearances
Dec 6, 7 PM Queens Council on the Arts, Double Bill with Judith Sloan, Astoria, Queens NY

Winter/Spring 2014
Jan 2-4 College Book Art Association Conference Performance/Talk Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 7-8 Teton County Library Performance Jan 8/Workshop Jan 7 Jackson Hole, WY
Feb 6, 4:30pm VCU Virginia Commonwealth University Lecture/Performance Richmond, VA
Feb 13 6 PM NYU Bookstore, Performance/Reading New York, NY
Feb 21-March 14 LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Theater Residency Queens, NY
Feb 13, 6 PM, NYU Bookstore, NY, NY
March 14 LaGuardia Performing Arts Center Little Theater Queens, NY, 8pm
March 26 Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI- time TBA
March-April- TBA Rutgers Week Residency, Performance/Lecture, Workshops, Newark, NJ

Additional Dates being added- check the website for updates and other info about the project. Alifeinbooks.net

A LIFE IN BOOKS: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley - is an illuminated novel that contains 101 books within it, all written by a controversial author who finds himself in prison looking back on his life and career. In his funny, thought provoking presentation, Warren Lehrer presents an overview of Bleu Mobley's Life in Books via many of Mobley's cover designs, book-like objects, and other biographical materials including animations and video performances of Mobley book excerpts by the band BETTY, beatbox poet Chesney Snow, actress/poet La Bruja. The resulting retrospective explores the creative process of a writer/artist, as it reflects upon a half century of American/global events, and grapples with the future of the book as a medium, and the lines that separate and blur truth, myth, and fiction.

In A Life In Books, Bleu Mobley's autobiography/ apologia is paired with a review of all 101 of his books, each represented by its first-edition cover design and catalog copy, and more than a third of his books are excerpted. The resulting retrospective contrasts the published writings (which read like short stories) with the confessional memoir, forming a most unusual portrait of a well-intentioned, obsessively inventive (if ethically challenged) visionary.

Advance Praise for Warren Lehrer's
A LIFE IN BOOKS: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley
(ORO Editions/GOFF Books; November 2013)

"In A Life In Books, Warren Lehrer has written a profound commentary on this nauseainducing unique moment in the grand transition from Silly Mind to Machine Mind.
Amusingly and smartly enough, he may have helped transition "the last great American
novel" to the fi rst "great illustrated novel" which is how novels started. A Life In Books
is brilliant, beautiful, delicious for eyes and mind."
-Andrei Codrescu, poet, novelist, journalist, public radio commentator

"For anyone who has ever resisted judging a book by its cover, now's your chance: In A Life In Books, author and graphic design visionary Warren Lehrer crafts a vivid kaleidoscopic odyssey that frames one man's life through not one, but one hundred different books-and book jackets. In this quirky, yet unmistakably modern evocation of the illuminated manuscript, Lehrer's book reminds us that we are what we do. And, for that matter, what we publish."
-Jessica Helfand, graphic designer, writer, educator, founding editor Design Observer

"In the era of cookie-cutter books and rubber-stamped stories, Warren Lehrer's A Life In Books is fresh, original, idiosyncratic, beautiful, and important."
--Rabih Alameddine, novelist and painter, author of Koolaids, Hakawati, and I, the Divine

Judith Sloan performances and guest appearances
Thursday, Dec. 12 8 pm, at Cafe Marlene 41-11 49th Street between Skillman and 43rd Avenues in Sunnyside, Queens NY.
in new work featuring , Lynn Ligammari on sax,

Sunday Dec 8, 4 PM Puffin Cultural Forum performance of
Stories from YO MISS! Teaneck New Jersey. with Miwi LaLupa on Bass and Chesney Snow, beat/boxing/ acting.

Friday Feb. 28 and Saturday March 1, Judith Sloan's YO MISS! In Jackson Hole Wyoming. Details TBA.

A world view that sees comedy and tragedy as two bones of the same skeleton in the closet. Superb!."
The Scotsman (Scotland's National Newspaper) Sara O'Sullivan (London)

"Funny and sad, topical and biting... Exquisite comic timing best of all, Sloan can make you see your world in a slightly different way. And that's what theater is supposed to do." The Indianapolis Star

"In listening to what people have to say, Judith Sloan captures the essence of their lives...She is one part Studs Terkel, one part Lily Tomlin, two-parts originality." The Herald Bloomington, Indiana

On the Horizon
Crossing the BLVD, performed by Judith Sloan

Wednesday Feb. 12- Judith Sloan performs Crossing the BLVD, Stockton College, New Jersey

March 3 through 6- Bend Oregon- Crossing the BLVD residency.

Tuesday April 29, Judith Sloan performs Crossing the BLVD, Marlborough Mass

What the critics say:
"Immigrant life in Queens, as told in the intimate, rich, comic, ironic and sad stories so often seen but not heard in America's big cities... The Washington Post

"Riveting stories about a new wave of immigrants to America... " The New York Times

Winner 2004 Brendan Gill Prize

"A celebratory chronicle of the immigrant experience in New York, Crossing the BLVD is a Whitmanesque book that reveals a staggering array of humanity... [It] chronicles life in Gotham in both its despair and boundless promise. The first-person narratives are drawn from audio interviews, while the book's ever-changing graphics and typefaces mirror the rich pastiche of religion, language and tradition that coexists in the borough... chosen for its ability to convey the inspired resiliency of the myriad communities that contribute to the city's dynamism."
Municipal Art Society of New York

EarSay programs are supported in part by:
The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and a Joseph Leff Senior Faculty Research Award from Purchase College, SUNY. Subsidized studio space for rehearsals provided by the A.R.T./New York Creative Space Grant, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and a residency space grant from the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC) Viper Records, LaGuardia Liberty Scholars, International High School at LaGuardia Community College and kind donations of many individuals


EarSay | PO Box 4338 | Sunnyside | NY | 11104



13. Javier Téllez, FF Alumn, at SMAK, Ghent, Belgium, thru Jan. 26, 2014

Javier Téllez
Praise of Folly
12 October 2013-26 January 2014

Museum for Contemporary Art
Citadelpark, Ghent


The largest survey of his work today, Praise of Folly throws a spotlight on most of Javier Téllez's major films and installations of the last ten years.

As the son of two psychiatrists, Venezuelan artist Javier Téllez (b. 1969, Valencia, Venezuela) grew up in an environment where the mentally ill were part of everyday life. His film projects involve close collaborative ventures with what are usually 'invisible' communities, such as psychiatric patients or people with disabilities, allowing them to participate in the work process in order to produce a dignified and non-stereotyped image of those who are stigmatized. Combining documentary and fictional elements, Téllez works together with these people to provide a fresh interpretation of classical myths, private and collective memories and historical references. His work lends a voice to those who are marginalized, outsiders and the disenfranchised, in order to challenge the concept of what is normal and what is pathological in our society.

The exhibition includes La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc (Rozelle Hospital, Sydney) (2004), Oedipus Marshal (2006), Caligari and the Sleepwalker (2008), Dürer's Rhinoceros (2010), The Conquest of Mexico (2012), Letter on the Blind, for the Use of Those Who See (2007) and The Greatest Show on Earth (One Flew over the Void) (2005).

Javier Téllez lives and works in New York. His work has been shown in major venues all over the world, including MoMA PS1, New York, ZKM, Karlsruhe, KW, Berlin, Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon, The Power Plant, Toronto, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City and Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam. He took part in TRACK (2012) in Ghent, dOCUMENTA (13) (2012), Lyon Biennale (2011), Whitney Biennale (2008), Manifesta (2008), Sydney Biennale (2008 and 2004), Yokohama Triennale (2001) and Venice Biennale (2003 and 2001). Javier Téllez is a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial fellow (1999) and was a guest of the DAAD Artist programme in Berlin from 2010 to 2011.

In autumn 2014 the exhibition travels to Kunsthaus Zürich.



14. Marina Abramović, Dan & Lia Perjovschi, FF Alumns, at 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece, thru Jan. 31, 2014

4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art
Old Intersections-Make it New
Until January 31, 2014


The 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, which runs until January 31, 2014, is staged in various locations around the city, and is already attracting thousands of visitors. Exhibitions, art events, installations, performances, workshops, conferences, art projections, educational programmes, interventions in public spaces and guided tours have drawn audiences from all over the country.

Under the general title Old Intersections-Make it New, focusing on the culture, history and sociopolitical landscape of the Mediterranean region (2011-2015), the Thessaloniki Biennale retains for its 4th edition the same geographical and cultural focus, investigating the key role of the Mediterranean in the modern world. The 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, directed by Katerina Koskina, President of the Board of Trustees of the SMCA, opened on 18 September and will develop its rich programme till January 2014.

Everywhere but Now, the Biennale's central exhibition, is conceived and curated by Chief Curator Αdelina von Fürstenberg, who is an independent curator and film producer, and the Founder and Director of the NGO ART for The World, Geneva. Over 50 artists from 25 countries-from Brazil and Cuba to Iran and India, as well as many Mediterranean countries-are presenting their work. The lineup includes artists who reaffirm with their works that art can facilitate understanding and foster dialogue, helping to overcome prejudices and cultural barriers. The major part of the central exhibition is staged at Pavillion 6 of the Thessaloniki International Fair, covering an area of 2,500 square meters in the heart of the city. Works are also staged in a number of other venues, including Ottoman monuments, museums, as well as the headquarters of the SMCA.

Central exhibition's artists and filmmakers: Marina Abramović, Ghada Amer, John Armleder, Maja Bajević, Bill Balaskas, Lenora de Barros, Beforelight, Jacques Berthet, Nigol Bezjian, Mohamed Bourouissa, Marie Bovo, David Casini, Sheba Chhachhi, Claire Fontaine, Jordi Colomer, Marta Dell'Angelo, Desertmed Collective, Haris Epaminonda, Inci Eviner, Ymane Fakhir, Parastou Forouhar, Apostolos Georgiou, Khaled Jarrar, Hüseyin Karabey, Gülsün Karamustafa, Iseult Labote, Ange Leccia, Los Carpinteros, DeAnna Maganias, Marcello Maloberti, Miltos Manetas, Mark Mangion, Liliana Moro, Adrian Paci, Rosana Palazyan, Jafar Panahi, Maria Papadimitriou, Dan & Lia Perjovschi, Paris Petridis, Ivan Petrović, Khalil Rabah, Philip Rantzer, Zineb Sedira, Veronica Smirnoff, Priscilla Tea, Panos Tsagaris, Maria Tsagkari, Gal Weinstein, Peter Wüthrich, Raed Yassin, Yiorgis Yerolymbos, Vasilis Zografos

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

The main program of the 4th Thessaloniki Biennale also includes exhibitions organised by the 5 Museums Movement, ex The Costakis Collection and the Russian avant-garde.100 years since the collector's birth (Moni Lazariston), Tradition-Reversal (CACT, Warehouse B1, Thessaloniki Port), The Mediterranean experience (MMCA), etc.

Furthermore, the organization embraces the 4th Young Artists' workshop, which features a number of parallel events and master classes, the 3rd Performance Festival-with live performances, masterclasses, and workshops, web platforms, electronic music concerts, screenings and tributes to distinguished artists as well as interventions in public spaces with wall paintings in school buildings, concerts and tours. A very popular educational programme runs parallel to the Biennale and offer students and public of all ages the opportunity to get in touch with contemporary art through visits, games and other activities. The Biennale has more to offer: the symposium of the Biennale is scheduled to take place in December, which examines the role the archival methods play in instituting the (political) public sphere and implementing "activist" interventions in public spaces.

A rich and varied Parallel programme of activities broadens the horizons of the visitors and comes even closer to their interests. The 4th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art is the second part of a three-part programme that started in 2011. The programme is funded under the Regional Operational Program of Macedonia-Thrace 2007-2013, which is co-financed by the European Union (European Regional Development Fund) and Greece. The Biennale is run by the State Museum of Contemporary Art, with the support of the Municipality of Thessaloniki and the collaboration of many Institutions, Greek and Foreign, and associations.

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15. Liliana Porter, FF Alumn, at Museo Malba, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dec. 3

Liliana Porter and Graciela Speranza in conversation. December 2, 18:30 hrs. Museo MALBA, Buenos Aires

Liliana Porter

Malba - Fundación Costantini
Av. Figueroa Alcorta 3415
C1425CLA - Ciudad de Buenos Aires - Argentina
Tel (+ 54 11) 4808 6507 - Fax (+ 54 11) 4808 6599



16. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, Dec. 21



Grand Army Plaza, Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY (At the Fountain)

11:30 AM : Event Begins
12:11 PM: Solstice Moment

Free Participatory Public Event

Donna Henes, New York's unofficial commissioner of public spirit, will usher in the Winter Solstice at her 39th Anniversary Winter Solstice Event. The public is encouraged to deck themselves in white, silver, and day-glo finery and to bring drums, percussion instruments, kids, and lots of energy.

The Winter Solstice, the first day of winter, is the shortest day of the year. One might be tempted to think that this time is depressing, but since the solstice is as dark as it gets, the days from hereon actually start getting longer. So the Winter Solstice is, in fact, a time of great optimism and is celebrated as such universally.

You will have two chances to celebrate the Winter Solstice with Donna this year. Join her again that evening for a cross-cultural talk and celebration of the sun. This 2nd solstice event will be held at the A.R.E. of NY Edgar Cayce Center in Manhattan at 7 PM, also on Saturday, December 21st. Attendees will hear stories from many traditions about the birth of the sun and light the holiday lights of many cultures including Divali, Kwanzaa, Chanukah, Soyal, and Christmas. This very special evening program is $30 ($25 for A.R.E. Center members) and advance tickets can be purchased here.

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 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.

* 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

Read her on the Huffington Post

Connect with her on Facebook

Follow her on Twitter

Watch her video on YouTube

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


Sarah Reynolds



17. Shelly Mars, FF Alumn, at Museum of Sex, Manhattan, Dec. 3

Shelly Mars presents: A Holiday Trunk Sale!!!!

When: Tuesday Dec 3, 2013
sale is from 8pm-10pm,
but the party goes on til 2am!!!

Where: Play Den & Bar, Museum of Sex
1 E. 27th St (@ 5th Ave)
New York, NY 10016

1 of a kind hoodies, tees, dresses, scarves, prints, and always special surprises!!

featuring live SVA go-go models, great music, drinks and merry!

More details coming your way!!




18. David Antonio Cruz, FF Alumn, now online at bombsite.com

Here is a link to an interview about David Antonio Cruz' Franklin Furnace Fund piece:


thank you.



19. Vito Acconci, Dan Graham, Jenny Holzer, Tadashi Kawamata, Shirin Neshat, Kyong Park, Kiki Smith, Krzysztof Wodiczko, FF Alumns, at Storefront for Art and Architecture, Manhattan, thru Jan. 18, 2014

Storefront for Art and Architecture

October 12, 2013-January 18, 2014

Storefront for Art and Architecture
97 Kenmare Street
New York, NY 10012


BEING is a curatorial experiment in the construction of critical institutional histories through an exhibition that looks into Storefront's 30 years of history of amplifying, questioning, unveiling, connecting, disrupting, dreaming, merging, reacting and experimenting in relation to individuals, ideas and spaces from its past, present and future.

BEING is a collection of narratives through a set of actions. BEING is a transversal examination of Storefront's 30 years of history to better understand the role and transformation of alternative practices in the construction of culture and public life.

While looking into archival material, institutional archaeology, and contemporary events, the exhibition presents, acts and projects forms of "being" Storefront for Art and Architecture by providing a set of historical and experiential acts and curatorial objects around nine action verbs: Question, Dream, Unveil, Connect, Disrupt, Amplify, React, Merge and Experiment.

Each one of these actions and curatorial objects are presented as a series of installations that allow the visitor to understand in greater depth the mechanisms, methodologies and aspirations of an institution dedicated to the production of radical and alternative practices while inviting and enabling the visitor to act.

As if entering into a living organism, each constantly changing environment, constructed as an experiment in and of itself, informs, arms, and provokes the viewer while indirectly revealing the ways in which the organization functions and its social and cultural positions. After engaging each environment, the visitor leaves with a series of real-time experiences that carry simultaneously Storefront's history of making.

From a waterbed of unfulfilled dreams containing rejected grant applications and unrealized exhibition proposals, to a compilation of instructions for disruption, to a TV Broadcast studio that displays the organization's relation to pressing challenges-from the Gulf War to the Occupy Movement-the exhibition aims to bring together all the individuals invested in the discussion and production of work able to address the pertinent issues of our time.

The exhibition includes a rotating Artist in Residency program, a series of TV programs in beta stage, and a series of events and conversations on a weekly basis. Please visit the Storefront website for updates.

The exhibition also includes works previously on display at Storefront by a range of artists and architects in specific moments in their trajectory. Artists include Vito Acconci, Daniel Arsham, Raoul Bunschoten, Beatriz Colomina, Peter Cook, Neil Denari, Liz Diller & Ricardo Scofidio, Dan Graham, Steven Holl, Jenny Holzer, Bjarke Ingels, Alfredo Jaar, Camilo José Vergara, Tadashi Kawamata, Laura Kurgan, LTL Architects, Michael Manfredi, Enric Miralles & Carme Pinós, Antoni Muntadas, Shirin Neshat, Kyong Park, Dagmar Richter, Kiki Smith, Michael Sorkin, Charles Waldheim, Michael Webb, Krzysztof Wodiczko, and Lebbeus Woods, among many others.

Curated by Eva Franch i Gilabert and Carlos Mínguez Carrasco
Designed by Bittertang
Graphic design by This is our Work
Curatorial Fellows: Jessica Ngan and Matt Shaw
Curatorial support: Jordan Anderson and Isabelle Claire Kirkham-Lewitt
Storefront TV Co-producer: E.S.P. TV



20. Rob Andrews, Lawrence Graham-Brown, Linda Montano, FF Alumns, at Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, Dec. 17

Here is a link to an interview about David Antonio Cruz' Franklin Furnace Fund piece:

Each year, Art in Odd Places (AiOP) produces a thematic public art festival along 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River. From October 1-10, 2011, the RITUAL edition of AiOP took place on this east-west corridor in Manhattan, centering on the ideas of ceremony, habituation, myth, obsession, superstition and liturgy. Guest curators Trinidad Fombella and Kalia Brooks selected over sixty artists to participate in one of the largest festivals AiOP has organized in its seventeen-year history.

Now, two years after the close of RITUAL, Art in Odd Places is proud to offer a richly illustrated catalogue of the festival’s projects and activities. Edited by Independent curator and writer, Juliana Driever, the publication features contributions by leading practitioners in contemporary art and urban design including: Kalia Brooks and Trinidad Fombella, Adam Brent, Victoria Marshall, Ernesto Pujol, and an interview with the festival’s keynote speaker, Linda Mary Montano. The RITUAL catalogue also features generous photographic documentation of each of the sixty artist projects brought to 14th Street for the 2011installment of the festival.

This installment of AiOP sought to subtly disrupt the procedures of the everyday and emphasize the ritualistic character of small gestures or acts in both religious and secular life, establishing temporary moments of ecstatic contemplation of the public realm. Projects included interactive foot cleansings in Union Square, ceremonial tree kissing, rose petal walkways, and 24-hour endurance performances along 14th Street.

The catalogue will be celebrated during a launch event at Residency Unlimited on December 17, 2013 from 5:30-7:30pm. The evening will include a panel discussion with AiOP: RITUAL curator Kalia Brooks, and artists Rob Andrews and Lawrence Graham-Brown. Moderated by catalogue editor, Juliana Driever.

Rob Andrews' work explores ritual, myth, and storytelling and challenges the boundaries between the audience and performer or audience and object. He is drawn to performance as one of our oldest forms of storytelling. Andrews has shown work at the Museum of Modern Art, Exit Art, Grace Exhibition Space, and at English Kills Art Gallery with whom he is affiliated. He has enacted mass group feet cleanings in Union Square as part of Art in Odd Places, and in Bitola, Macedonia as part of the Exchange Radical Moments Live Art Festival on 11.11.11. Andrews was a 2010-11 Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art recipient. Most recently, Rob curated and performed in a group show VARIOUS SMALL FLAMES at RUSH Arts and participated in William Pope.L's 25 hour marathon reading of John Cage's SILENCE for PERFORMA.

Kalia Brooks is a New York-based independent curator and writer. Brooks is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Photography and Imaging at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, a PhD Candidate in Aesthetics and Art Theory with the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. She received her M.A. in Curatorial Practice from the California College of the Arts in 2006, and was a Helena Rubinstein Fellow in Critical Studies at the Whitney Independent Study Program 2007/2008.

Juliana Driever is an independent curator and writer. Her interests lie with art in the public realm, particularly work that is site-specific and participatory. She frequently publishes on the subject of contemporary art in both print and online formats, and contributes regularly to Bad at Sports. Driever also serves as an adjunct lecturer at The City College of New York, where she teaches in the Art History program. She recently curated About, With & For, a group exhibition at the Boston Center for the Arts about socially-engaged art and its relationship to folk practices.

Lawrence Graham-Brown is a cross-disciplinary artist who works in sculpture, painting, performance, among other media. His work has been presented by: Aljira Center for Contemporary Arts, The Queens Museum of Art, El Museo del Barrio, The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Real Art Ways, 2008 Shanghai Biennial among other places.

About Art in Odd Places:
Art in Odd Places (AiOP) is a thematic annual festival that presents visual and performance art in public spaces along 14th Street in Manhattan, NYC from Avenue C to the Hudson River each October. Active in New York City since 2005, AiOP aims to stretch the boundaries of communication in the public realm by presenting artworks in all disciplines outside the confines of traditional public space regulations. Using 14th Street as a laboratory, this project continues AiOP’s work to locate apertures in public space policies, and to inspire the popular imagination for new possibilities and engagement with civic space. AiOP is a project of GOH Productions.

Residency Unlimited (RU) supports the creation, presentation and dissemination of contemporary art through its unique residency program and year-round public programs. We forge strategic partnerships with collaborating institutions to offer customized residencies designed to meet the individual needs of participating artists and curators. Residents benefit from our diverse network of partners, which allows for flexibility, customization and access to a wide range of services and resources including but not limited to studio/workspaces. We facilitate connections in and outside the art world, offer hands-on production and technical assistance, and professional development opportunities. Dialogue and exchange happen through talks and other public programs, which take place at our Brooklyn location: a creative hub for our expanding community of artists, curators, partners, collaborators, and international visitors. We work together with our residents and partners to develop a residency experience that optimizes

Residency Unlimited 360 Court Street Brooklyn , NY 11231
subway F/G Carroll Street
(President Street exit - Church entrance, main green doors.



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