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Contents for December 02, 2013

1. Nina Sobell, FF Alumn, at Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK, thru Feb. 23, 2014

Just a note about the Whitechapel Gallery's show I am a part of.
Supporting Artists: Acme's First Decade 1972-1982
September 7 - February 23, 2014
at The Whitechapel Gallery in London. I did two performative installations there in 1977. 'Videophone Voyeur' followed by 'Solitaire'.



2. Nina Kuo, FF Alumn, at Andre Zarre Gallery, Manhattan, Jan. 7-Feb. 1, 2014

Take a PEEK ----Come see Art - Please spread the News-maybe on facebook

N I N A K U O Exhibit - Jan. 7 - Feb. 1 - 2014

Andre Zarre Gallery 529 West 20th St. NYC -

Opening Reception -Thurs. Jan. 9, 2014 6-8 pm

"New Works - Premonition"

Nina Kuo's Paintings pay homage to transcending architectonic symbols with geometric and exaggerated forms that merge into mythical compositions. Created multi-colored facades, highways, ramps, tunnels, trains and encampments are journeys that are projected into an articulated culture. These shapes offer universal themes with exploding landscapes in industrial environments or from hi-tech influences. These abstractions and figures retreat into juxtaposed global experiences exploiting nature's resources while honoring anachronistic views of lost dioramas. See surreal mountains, waterfalls, or highways that are dizzy structural formations. Floating abstractions sometimes present an Asian spirit of an illusionary zone for our man-made deconstructivist urbanality.

Recent artquakes are illusionary compositions seen in my paintings, drawings, sculptures, video and artist books. Permanent collection of Brooklyn Museum, MOMA,Chicago Art Institute Library, Smithsonian Inst., Biblioteque Nationale.

212-348 6589 www.ninakuo, raw city.net www.mythicalmuse.com

Permanent Collections
Brooklyn Museum, Library of Congress, Bibliotheque Nationale, Franklin Furnace Archives

Museum of Modern Art, NYC, Asian Artworks, Inc.Chicago Art Inst. Library, www.Artzinechina.com 2007 Oct. Art in America review - J. Goodman
2007 Haberarts.com - review
2003 May 14, NY Times , NJ edition- Benjamin Genocchio
2002 April 26, NY Times "Lehman College Show"- Holland Cotter
2001 Mar. 23 NY Times "Arts of Asia, Armory Show"-Holland Cotter
1996 November 20 N Y Times
1991 January 27 New York Times, Long Island Edition
1988 October 25 Village Voice, NYC

Femininity in Asian Art" Lehman College and Bard College
"Brush with Tradition" Newark Museum,

"Psionic Distortions" Plum Blossoms Gallery & Super Deluxe, Tokyo

"American Identities", Brooklyn Museum, American Wing-

See Sackler Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum web site
Asia Society- Studio Tour
"Chi Pao Dresses"Woodstock Center of Photo
"Sites of Chinatown", Museum of Chinese/ Americas, NYC (interview NY1 and ch.4)

"Bad girls Show", New Museum
"Different Communities/Common Interests"- Art in Anchorage, Creative Time
"Art Against Racism," Clocktower Gallery, Asian Am. Artist collectives
"TransAtlantic Traditions," Camerawork Gallery, London

Published Work
"EnvisioningDiaspora- Asian Am. Visual Art Collectives" , Timezone 8 and NYU
"Why Asia? Journal of Asian /Asian Am. Art"

Our Grandmothers"book - Stewart, Tabori and Chang
"Lure of the Local,Senses of Place in Multicultural Society"/ Lucy Lippard, New Press
Mixed Blessing, Art in a Multicultural America," / Lucy Lippard, Pantheon Press



3. Irina Danilova, Hiram Levy, FF Alumns, now online at pixxelpoint.org/ thru Dec. 6

Hiram and I are taking part in Pixxelpoint 2013 (Nov. 29-Dec. 6)
with this project



4. Coco Fusco, FF Alumn, at Studio Museum in Harlem, Manhattan, Dec. 12-13

Observation of Predation in Humans
A lecture by Dr. Zira, Animal Psychologist

Performed by Coco Fusco

Featuring a cameo appearance by

Donna Haraway

December 12&13, 2013

at The Studio Museum in Harlem



5. Danny Tisdale, FF Alumn, at Emblem Health Neighborhood Care Center, Manhattan, Dec. 7

Artists Town Hall: The Affordable Care Act - December 7th, 2013

Harlem World Magazine and InJoy Enterprises, in partnership with the Emblem Health Care will host a Town Hall information session about how the new Affordable Care Act will affect artists (visual, performers, actors, dancers, musicians, designers, etc.,) as independent contractors and how artists can and will benefit on Saturday, December 7th at the Emblem Health Neighborhood Care Center, from 2 pm to 4 pm , 215 West 125th Street, Harlem, NY (www.ehnc.com/Locations/Harlem.aspx). Admission is Free.

As artists, we need to take care of ourselves, so that we can ultimately take care of each other. Now, more than ever, is a time where we need to be strong and make our voices heard. We deserve SO MUCH BETTER as the people responsible for bringing the CULTURE, COMMUNITY, and ECONOMY that makes NYC and so many major cities such incredible places to live. Artists are SMART, HARD-WORKING, PASSIONATE people, and the world needs to know that.

The time is now to find out how to obtain health coverage and financial help to pay for it. Emblem Health Care will be there to answer all of your questions. Let's be pro-active and show up for ourselves. Let's get covered by January 1, 2014!

I hope you can share our vision and commitment to the future of artists and realize that this is the beginning of bigger and better things to come. Please, let everyone in your band, studio, troop, theatre, performance, your venue, your email list, social network, etc. know about this meeting.

As we talk about Affordable Care, we will celebrate those who are no longer with us who lost the healthcare battle and died of HIV/AIDS. We will celebrate them with a showing of a selection of the 700 patches (see image above) from Danny Tisdale, IUME and students at Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing & Visual Arts and organizations in Harlem as part of the Harlem AIDS Blanket (HarlemAIDSblanket.wordpress.com).

See you Saturday, December 7th at the Emblem Health Neighborhood Care Center, from 2 pm to 4 pm, 215 West 125th Street, Harlem, NY (www.ehnc.com/Locations/Harlem.aspx).

If you can't attend the event you can listen live at www.Blogtalkradio.com/harlemworld and on www.Rhythmandsoulradio.com.

Emblem Health Care

For more information and/or questions please contact Danny Tisdale Harlem World Magazine 646.216.8698 or www.Rhythmandsoulradio.com 646-397-3686.

Tisdale Studio . 646.216.8698 . dannytisdale.wordpress.com



6. Helen Varley Jamieson, FF Alumn, at UpStage, now online, thru Jan. 10, 2014

The 10th birthday of UpStage will be celebrated on 9-10 January 2014 with three performances, a symposium on remote collaboration, a planning meeting and the launch of UpStage v3.

The full programme is now online at http://upstage.org.nz/blog/?page_id=5734
Since 2004, artists and students around the world have collaborated via the internet to create real-time interactive performances (cyberformance) using the web-based platform UpStage. Annual festivals have involved hundreds of artists and thousands of audience members, and a strong community has developed. To celebrate ten years of UpStage, three new performances have been created; a networked symposium - between Wellington, Munich and other locations - will address remote collaboration; and a planning meeting will bring together key people to discuss possible futures for UpStage.
UpStage v3
The third version of the UpStage software will be launched at the birthday celebrations. Incorporating full audio-visual streaming, new features and many enhancements, v3 has been developed by Martin Eisenbarth (Germany) and the UpStage student team at Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand). It is a significant leap forward for the software, not only in terms of features and usability but also in stability and documentation.
Three New Cyberformances
Five veteran cyberformers and their collaborators are busy creating three new works to be presented at the birthday celebrations: Vita Cyberformativa by Miljana Perić, Balloon by Petyr Veenstra, Floris Sirag and Gabriella Sacco, and a new work by Etheatre Project and collaborators.
Miljana Perić first became involved in UpStage in 2006, and has presented work at all but one of the festivals. Her energetic and humorous shows blend theory with politics, and always have strong audio content, reflecting her background as a musician, ethnomusicologist and sound artist. The trio creating Balloon previously presented A Plunge in the Pool at the 121212 UpStage Festival and Flat Earth at 11:11:11. With backgrounds in theatre, visual arts and music, the group's shows are like audiovisual poetry, gradually unfolding stories through rich imagery and haunting text. Etheatre director and theatre researcher Christina Papagiannouli explores and discusses political issues through cyberformance. Previous work has addressed the Egyptian revolution (The Cyberian Chalk Circle, 2011) and the Greek crisis (Merry Crisis and a Happy New Fear, 2012). For this new work, she has gathered an international group to develop a performance that uses internal European migration as a starting point.
The Networked Symposium
An online symposium addressing the topic of remote collaboration in cyberformance and networked performance will accompany the performances. Hosted by Signalraum (Munich) with guest speaker Annie Abrahams, the symposium aims to provide a space for reflection, discussion, and analysis. Audiences will be able to participate online as well as at the venues in Munich and Wellington. Remote presentations will be given by Isabel Valverde (Portugal) and Christina Papagiannouli (London).
The Planning Meeting
A meeting in Wellington and online will discuss the current situation of UpStage and plan for its sustainable future in an increasingly difficult economic climate.

Surprise us with a birthday present for UpStage!
Donate here: http://upstage.org.nz/blog/?page_id=278
(if you are a New Zealand tax payer, donations over $5 are tax deductible!)

More information about the 10th Birthday: www.upstage.org.nz
Contact: info@upstage.org.nz
helen varley jamieson



7. Ellen Lanyon, FF Alumn, memorials in Chicago, IL and Manhattan

You are cordially invited to the Chicago and NewYork celebrations of Ellen Lanyon's life:

Monday, December 2
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
112 S. Michigan Avenue

Sunday, December 15
National Academy Museum
1083 Fifth Avenue @ 89th
RSVP: RSVP@nationalacademy.org , (212) 369-4880, ext. # 201



8. Robert Mapplethorpe, FF Alumn, at Sean Kelly Gallery, Manhattan, opening Dec. 13

Robert Mapplethorpe
Saints and Sinners
December 14, 2013 - January 25, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, December 13, 6-8pm


Slater Bradley
A Point Beyond the Tree
December 14, 2013 - January 25, 2014
Opening reception: Friday, December 13, 6-8pm

For more information on both exhibitions, please visit www.skny.com

Sean Kelly
475 Tenth Avenue
New York NY 10018
T. 212.239.1181
F. 212.239.2467



9. Peter Downsbrough, FF Alumn, now online at sculpture.org, and more




10. Claire Jeanine Satin, FF Alumn, at Scope Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL, thru Dec. 8, and more

CLAIRE JEANINE SATIN at SCOPE Art Fair, ART BASEL.exhibiting WATERS OF VENICE, from December 2 - 8, 2013, 10th Street and Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida.

Her ART-TO-WEAR jewelry designs will be shown at ALESSANDRA GOLD Concept Store, representative, during ART BASEL, December 2 - 8 and beyond, 3326 North Miami Avenue, WYNWOOD, Miami, Florida.



11. Peggy Shaw, Lois Weaver, FF Alumns, at La MaMa, Manhatttan, Jan. 3-19

La Mama Theatre in New York kicks off 2014
with a Split Britches January Two for One Sale

featuring 2 very special events January 3-26

La MaMa Presents
Desperate Archives,

deposited somewhere
between land and sea,
between proliferation and devastation

La Mama La Galleria
January 3-19
Wednesday - Sunday, 1pm -7:30 pm
Opening January 3 6-9pm

In this exhibition, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver of Split Britches re-purpose their own archival material from the last 20 years of work to explore the issues of having, holding, and letting go. These interactive installations playfully critique an archival frenzy that is occurring at a time when many of our worldly possessions are being swept out to sea. Just as a storm exposes what's underneath the surface of a once bright and shiny thing, Desperate Archives reveals the infrastructure of the Split Britches creative process by highlighting the individual contributions made by collaborators: Vivian Stoll, Stormy Brandenberger, Susan Young, Lori E Seid, Matt Delbridge, Helaine Gawlica, Eva Weiss, Saskia Scheffer, Jo Palmer and others including the audience. As collaborators for an intergenerational future, the Man Meat Collective will be populating the gallery with pre -Ruff live interventions.

La Mama Presents

co-written and performed by Peggy Shaw

La MaMa First Floor Theatre
January 9-26, 2014
Thursday - Saturday 7:30pm
Sunday 2:30pm
Tickets: $20 / students & seniors $15 / special 10@10 (first ten tickets of every show are $10)

Following her critically acclaimed run at the 2013 Coil Festival and an extremely popular European tour, Ruff is returning to the NY stage by popular demand at the La Mama Theatre. Guided by longtime collaborator, Lois Weaver, Shaw throws off the stigma of age and embraces the joy-and necessity-of creating new work, post-stroke. She unashamedly exposes the emotional and technological accommodations she now requires to perform, and in so doing, offers a rare glimpse at the art of aging. Performed and co-written by Shaw, and directed and co-written by Weaver, Ruff features choreography by Stormy Brandenberger, music and sound design by Vivian Stoll, set and media design by Matt Delbridge, and lighting by Lori E. Seid.

'...an impressionistic monologue that's engaging, admirably unsentimental and often very funny indeed. 'Charles Isherwood, NY Times.

La MaMa
74A East 4th Street
(btw Bowery & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10003
212.475.7710 -
See more at: http://lamama.org

For more info contact: SplitBritches@gmail.com

Copyright (c) 2013 Split Britches, All rights reserved.

Split Britches
65 East 4th Street, New York, NY, United States
New York, NY 10003



12. Eidia House, FF Alumn,s at Plato's Cave, Brooklyn, opening Dec. 7

PLATO'S CAVE EIDIA House presents: Ellen K. Levy Colonizing Plato's Cave: Remembering the Future
December 7 - December 28, 2013, Opening reception Saturday, December 7, 2013 5-7pm Hours 1-6pm,
Wednesday - Saturday (or by appointment)

EIDIA House announces its continuing exhibition initiative, PLATO'S CAVE, with: Ellen K. Levy Colonizing Plato's Cave: Remembering the Future installation.

Platos's Cave at EIDIA House
14 Dunham Place
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Hurricane Sandy cast attention not only on the fragility of our circumstances but also on microbial life forms that flourished in its aftermath, including molds, pathogens, and pollutants. Such organisms generally hide in plain sight until made visible; we become most aware of them when we are faced with rot, infection, allergies, and respiratory distress.

"Facing a situation akin to 'remembering the future,' we (our brains) can expect to see more of these organisms in the future and adapt."1

Ellen K. Levy's hybrid forms cast Plato's Cave as a site for recombinatory transformation, showing glimpses of how the built environment and some of the smallest forms of nature might jarringly intersect. Scripted from the perspective of lichen, an animation manipulates our own perception of the still images within the Cave's vault and project space. These images are capable of varied interpretations; all center on our world, one that is increasingly out of ecological balance.

Mindful of the work of Janine Benyus and other innovators of biomimetic research, Levy emphasizes function and beneficial mutualism. Scale shifts alone, of course, will not suffice to create a sustainable resource. The portrait developed by Levy is that of human adaptation to environmental change, which is one productive way to "remember" the future. The growing field of biomimetics is one proof of what neuroscientist Daniel Schacter has called humankind's "prospective brain." Schacter et al. point out that a critical part of adaptation involves imagining the future.2 In such pre-viewing, "details from past events are recombined into novel scenarios." A related process is at work in this exhibition as Levy integrates details from nature's microorganisms with bits of information from the Internet and other human-made systems. She investigates the convergence of biology and information systems and the boundaries between the animate and inanimate, envisioning hybrid solutions as we increasingly cope with environmental disruption.

Levy explores what might be reaped from some life forms at the small side of the scale. Creating dramatic changes of scale, she visualizes some of the mundane objects of urban life (e.g., ventilator ducts, subway stops) interleaved with the blown-up structures of organisms. Human innovation is juxtaposed with biological adaptation; fungal and mold colonies are shown merged with our human systems of transport, ventilation, garbage, and health management.

Ellen K. Levy is an interdisciplinary artist specializing in the interface between art and science. She is Past President of the CAA and Special IDSVA Advisor on the Arts and Sciences. She will lead a seminar on art and neuroscience at the New School in 2014. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the New York Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, as part of NASA's art collection at the Kennedy Space Center, and at many galleries and museums (www.complexityart.com). Her current installation was in part inspired by past work as a microbiology technologist while making art.

For PLATO'S CAVE, EIDIA House founders Paul Lamarre and Melissa P. Wolf (aka EIDIA) curate invited fellow artists who create installations along with accompanying editions for the underground space; PLATO'S CAVE. EIDIA House Studio boldly states that it does not function as an art gallery, but collaborates with the artist to create provocation in art forms, keeping within an ongoing discipline of aesthetic research.

[Plato's Cave will be open by appointment December 23 - 28, due to the holidays]

a Alink, A et al., "Stimulus Predictability Reduces Responses in Primary Visual Cortex," in The Journal of Neuroscience, Feb 24, 2010, 30(8):2960-2966.
b Schacter, DL et al, "Remembering the past to imagine the future: the prospective brain," in Nat Rev Neurosci, Sep, 2007, 8(9):657-61.

Directions: EIDIA House Plato's Cave 14 Dunham Place, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY 11249
14 Dunham Place-one block long-is located at the base of the Williamsburg Bridge, 1/2 block off Kent Ave between Broadway and South 6th Street. (4 blocks west from Peter Luger restaurant on Broadway.) Trains: the L train, first stop from Manhattan in Brooklyn at Bedford stop, walk (about 15 minutes) toward Williamsburg Bridge. The J & M trains: first stop from Manhattan over Williamsburg Bridge, Marcy stop, walk west down Broadway toward the East River. Bus: B62 drops you at Driggs Ave & Broadway walk to river & Q59 drops you at Wythe Ave and Williamsburg Bridge, See: www.mta.info/nyct/maps/busbkln.pdf Plato's Cave Wed-Sat 1-6pm or by appointment.
Contact Paul Lamarre or Melissa Wolf, 646 945 3830, email to eidiahouse@earthlink.net



13. Regina Vater, FF Alumn, at Livraria Argumento, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dec. 7

Oi Futuro presents "Bill Lundberg" and "Regina Vater - Quatro Ecologias", the new Art & Technology Collection book releases

The publications besides to gather images of the artworks shown at the artists' exhibitions at Oi Futuro in Flamengo they also show and also many works exhibited in other international venues.

Both artists will be present for the release on the third of December at the Livraria Argumento

On the 3rd of December at 7 p.m., Oi Futuro releases "Bill Lundberg" and "Regina Vater - Quatro Ecologias", at the Livraria Argumento in Leblon. The American and Brazilian artists who have been married for thirty years will be present for book signings. The publications bring together a series of works shown at Oi Futuro in Flamengo, (their most significant exhibitions in Brazil) and a overview on the forty year carier of both artistas.

American born Bill Lundberg, considered one of the pioneers of video-installation, has produced a significant body of work about issues related to the human condition. This publication was compiled by Alberto Saraiva - also responsible for a comprehensive interview published within the book - and gathers a wide variety of photographic documentation to represent Lundberg's long career. The book also contains an essay dedicated to the ouvre of the artist written by John Hanhardt, Senior Curator of Film and Media Arts of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

The book "Regina Vater - Quatro Ecologias" ("Regina Vater - Four Ecologies"), compiled by Paula Alzugaray, focuses on the career of Regina Vater, considered one of the first Brazilian artists to use modern technologies for artistic purposes. Her complex and sophisticated work encompasses a variety of media such as photography, film, video, performance, installation, mail art and or visual poetry amongst others. The book includes texts by Paula Alzugaray and the English art critic Guy Brett.

Both books, published by Oi Futuro and F10, are part of the collection Art & Technology with the sponsorship of Oi, of the Secretaria de Cultura do Estado do Rio de Janeiro and the support of Oi Futuro.

About the Art & Technology collection
Comprehensive documentation both on of exhibitions held at Oi Futuro and oof the ouvre of singular artists, the collection constitutes an archive comprised of such names as Wally Salomão, Wlademir Dias-Pino, Marcos Chaves, Adriana Varella, Carlos Vergara, Ivens Machado, Miguel Chevalier, Frederico Dalton, Sonia Andrade or Vicente de Mello, amongst others. Some artists of international renown stand out for having been published and presented for the first time in Brazil, (like Lundberg), within this collection, as is the case of Pierre et Gilles, Tony Oursler. Gary Hill, Gabrielle Basilico and Nam June Paik, with "Vídeos 1961-2000".

To order the books pelasse write to:
Fase 10 - Ação Contemporânea <nelsonricardomartins@fase10.com.br>

"Bill Lundberg" - Coleção Arte & Tecnologia
Org: Alberto Saraiva
Edition: Oi Futuro and Editora F10

"Regina Vater - Quatro Ecologias" - Coleção Arte & Tecnologia
Org: Paula Alzugaray
Edition: Oi Futuro and Editora F10

3rd of December 2013, at 7 pm
Livraria Argumento (Rua Dias Ferreira, 417 - Leblon - Rio de Janeiro)
Tel.: (21)2239-5294 / (21)2259-9398



14. Yoonhye Park, FF Alumn, at ISE Cultural Foundation, Manhattan, Dec. 7

Yoonhye Park will be participating in a performance, as part of "Passage", an installation by Michele Beck and Jorge Calvo, at ISE Cultural Foundation, on December 7th. The details are below.

Passage, Performance Event II, December 7, 4:15 - 5:30 with individual performances by Yoonhye Park, Yuki Kawahisa, Jin-kang Park, Michele Beck & Jorge Calvo with Mario Gotoh

ISE Cultural Foundation
555 Broadway, NY, NY



15. Linda Carmella Sibio, FF Alumn, at The Listening Lounge, Joshua Tree, CA


The class description is as follows: THE INSANITY PRINCIPLE is a contemporary arts workshop focusing on performance, writing, and visuals for arts professional in these fields. The classes would be three hours in length and would delve into contemporary theater techniques including European methods, Commedia Del Art techniques, and techniques designed by artist Linda Carmella Sibio such as fragmentation, interrupters, using psychological opposites, and the psychological model as a method of acting. Writing techniques include the cut-up method, multiple story lines, pattern and rhythm as methods of structure, and visual art for theater would be approached as a sculptural tool as well as thinking on a two dimensional surface. Focus on costuming and using proper props would also be included.

Participants should wear clothing that will allow them to do movement and unusual things. They should bring a healthy snack as there will be one 15 min. break. Individuals should also bring a good drawing paper, charkole, kneaded erasers, #2B pencil, and any objects they want to work with such as musical instruments, found objects, or costumes they want to try.

Location: The Listening Lounge
6159729 29 Palms, Highway, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
Time: 7PM-10PM
Cost: $30 per class

Minimum class size: 6
Maximum class size: 14
Dates: Second Tues. of every month (If there is enthusiasm it's may be possible to add another class each month)
Commitment: 8 classes
For further info contact: Linda Carmella Sibio 760-362-4071
Note: Special arrangements for out of towners



16. AA Bronson, FF Alumn, now online





17. Joyce Cutler-Shaw, FF Alumn, at Art|Sci Gallery, UCLA, CA, opening Dec. 5

December 5-19, 2013

Joyce Cutler-Shaw
What Comes To Mind: Memory Traces/Engrams

Art|Sci Gallery, CNSI (California Nanosystems Institute) University of California Los Angeles
570 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Opening Reception December 5th, 5-7pm

for more information: www.artsci.ucla.edu

Joyce Cutler-Shaw's current project in process is The Anatomy Lesson. Since its inception in 1990, she has been exploring the human life cycle from birth through death as well as our primary structure, the skeleton, and at the research frontier, the brain., particularly the complex phenomena of memory.
As the first visual artist to be appointed Artist-In-Residence as a Visiting Scholar at the School of Medicine of the University of California San Diego (1992-present) - and the first nationally in such a role for a fine art project - she has the privilege of pursuing this independent investigation of the human body in a medical school setting.
Believing that the history of anatomy is a history of human representation, this project has included a study of the history of anatomy. Images from this history are part of the Memory Traces/Engrams as are images from her personal history, such as places she has lived in New York from an earlier work, The New York Odyssey.
What Comes To Mind: Memory Traces/Engrams was initiated with an invitation, by curator Koan Baysa, to exhibit in a show titlled "Seeing Ourselves" at the Center for Photography and the Moving Image in New York, for which she was given a brain scan as the exhibit's subject's inspiration. That was the incentive for a new body of work and a collaboration with Jacopo Annese, Director of The Brain Observatory at UCSD, to which she has willed her brain. He has a special interest in researching the creative process through brain study of artists.



18. Russet Lederman, FF Alumn, at SVA, Manhattan, Dec. 8

Hosted by the MFA program in Art Criticism & Writing
at the School of Visual Arts, New York City, December 8, 2013
Conference Panels: 10:00am - 3:30pm
132 West 21 Street, 6th floor, New York City

Lawrence Weschler, Keynote Address: 4:00 - 5:30pm, followed by reception
SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street, New York City

All events are free and open to the public
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/criticalinformationsva
RSVP: http://criticalinformation.eventbrite.com

School of Visual Arts (SVA) presents Critical Information, an interdisciplinary graduate student conference examining the contemporary dialogue between art, media, and society. Sponsored by the MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department at SVA, the Critical Information conference provides a critical forum for current scholarship exploring the juncture of media, theory, criticism, and the visual arts. Lawrence Weschler, Director Emeritus of the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU, will deliver the keynote address, "A Typology of Convergences: Towards a Unified Field Theory of Cultural Transmission."

Weschler was for over twenty years (1981-2002) a staff writer at The New Yorker, where his work shuttled between political tragedies and cultural comedies. He is a two-time winner of the George Polk Award (for Cultural Reporting in 1988 and Magazine Reporting in 1992) and was also a recipient of the Lannan Literary Award (1998). Recent books include a considerably expanded edition of Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees, comprising thirty years of conversations with Robert Irwin; and a companion volume, True to Life: Twenty Five Years of Conversation with David Hockney. His latest addition to "Passions and Wonders," the collection Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative, came out from Counterpoint in October 2011.
Under the keynote address theme "A Typology of Convergences," the conference's international roster of participants from a wide cross-section of disciplines, will present papers and projects on the following six panels: Of the Word; Indented Margins; Artwork/Network; Art and Sensuality; Identity: Construction, Transmission, Rejection; and Concerns in the Age of Media and Information: Its Effects on Culture and Communication.

The MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department at SVA offers a two-year course of study leading to an MFA degree. For students who want to improve their writing and advance their knowledge of contemporary art, theory, literature, and history, this concentrated program offers seminars by practicing critics, editors, philosophers, poets, and artists. The focus in writing is on the essay as form, as well as on shorter forms of review, through intensive writing practicums. http://artcriticism.sva.edu/
School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.



19. Guy de Cointet, FF Alumn, at Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria, opening Dec. 7

Josef Bauer and Guy de Cointet
7 December 2013-23 February 2014

Grazer Kunstverein
Palais Trauttmansdorff
Burggasse 4
8010 Graz
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 11-18h

T +43 (0) 316 83 41 41
F +43 (0) 316 83 41 42


The Grazer Kunstverein continuous its exploration into the autonomy of communication and exchange by presenting two artists whose practice is deeply rooted in the physical understanding of language.

Josef Bauer
Works 1965-Today
Josef Bauer's (b. 1934; Wels, Austria) practice finds itself somewhere between concrete poetry, performance and painting, in which the physical relationship towards linguistic production and display is explored. Unlike the concrete poets of his generation, Bauer examines the tangible landscape and spaces in which language and its representation towards the body are unified. These often-sculptural interventions and installations resemble a rebus-like structure, in which 'scale' and 'trace' play important roles. His interest in the relationship of the human body and its interaction to align with a sculptural object has been scrutinized by several of his peers such as Franz West, but Bauer introduced semiotics to underline the linguistic potential of these objects. His direct surroundings became his key to understand and relate to the world around him. This physical understanding he titled 'Tactile Poetry,' which quite literally means 'poetry-to-touch' or 'touched poetry.' In the mid-'60s, he abandoned 'the paper' to visually express his interest in language through three-dimensional, set-like installations that incorporate painterly and performative landscapes. These sceneries and actions often include letters as sculptures to underline the scale in which subjects transform into objects. His Buchstaben, for example, consists out of metal poles, each holding a letter, and resembles blown-up page holders while also reminding us of props often used at demonstrations. The images that depict the struggle of the artists holding up the structures to form words, is a perfect example of his attempt to physically communicate with his surroundings. Bauer's work is more concrete than any other concrete poet, while simultaneously embracing the possible autonomy of its shapes thereby introducing a certain suggestive cryptography.

The perception and apprehension of color became an increasing fascination to emphasize the exploration between language and context. Almost dyslexic, the words and colors don't form a unity but provoke the perception of the object itself-color as language or vice versa. The 'carriers' of these words and colors are just as important as they incorporate the essence of concrete reality.

The unique and pioneering position the work of Josef Bauer holds, is one with earnest sensibility in a world of mass consumption and fast communication.

Bauer's last solo exhibition in Graz dates back to 1974 at the Neue Galerie and now, 40 years later, the Grazer Kunstverein is proud to present his first survey in Austria and abroad with more than 30 works that span over 40 years of production-from the early experiments with abstract shapes to more recent investigations with language and color.

Josef Bauer is born in 1934 in Wels, Austria and studied at the University of Art and Design in Linz 1956-1964. Ever since, he has exhibited in Austria and abroad. He lives and works in Gunskirchen and Linz, Austria.

To furthermore emphasize on concrete abstract possibilities of language,
The Members Library* presents:
Guy de Cointet - Publications

Guy de Cointet (1934-1983) was an artist who lived in Los Angeles most of his life, where he developed a polymorphic corpus of works. His practice could be described as 'theatre in an enlarged field.' Guy de Cointet has written more than twenty plays, half of which were staged during his lifetime. As a Frenchman in the U.S.A. and a perfect observer of the society of entertainment with its soap operas, body building and 'serious doctors,' he created a body of work that investigates the borders between high and low, performance and sculpture, theatre and everyday life. Publications were one way for de Cointet to express his interest in cryptography with which, just like with his drawings and plays, he created impenetrable puzzles of letters and numbers. The publications presented perfectly illustrate his love of interpretation and decoding. The artist's use of enigmatic systems points both to a Minimalist aesthetic and to a Structuralist play with linguistics.

*The Members Library is constructed and designed by artist Céline Condorelli in collaboration with Harry Thaler as a permanent work titled Things That Go Without Saying. The structure she had built for The Members Library is part of a series titled "Additionals." These different, prop-like objects, quasi- functional structures, operate at a scale between furniture and architecture.

On display continuously
The Peacock
1 February 2013
A non-stop group show examining the interior of the Grazer Kunstverein by introducing (new) furniture, design, applied and decorative arts that analyze their own functionality.

On display
Nina Beier, Will Stuart, Robert Wilhite with a new addition by Franz West
7 December 2013-23 February 2014

Ian Wilson
1 February 2013

On display
7 December 2013-23 February 2014
-Chalk Circle on the Floor, 1968
-Discussion (Grazer Kunstverein), 2013

Please check our website www.grazerkunstverein.org for regular updates on our program. For further information, please contact office@grazerkunstverein.org.

Sincerely yours,
Grazer Kunstverein

Josef Bauer: Works 1965 - Today is generously support by the province of Upper Austria.

Grazer Kunstverein is generously supported by the city of Graz, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Art and Culture, the province of Styria, Legero | con-tempus.eu and its members.



20. Isabella Bannerman, FF Alumn, at The Katonah Museum, NY, Dec. 8, and more

On Sunday December 8, along with portrait artists Daniel Ballesteros, Jessica Miller, and Vicente Saavedre, Isabella Bannerman will be sketching 30 minute portraits in pencil, as part of the Katonah Museum's exhibit, Eye to I, 3,000 Years of Portraits. The Katonah Museum is located at 134 Jay St. Rte 22, Katonah, NY 10536, and the phone number is 914 232-9555. Call ahead to book your portrait session.


On Saturday December 14, from 11 AM - 6 PM, and on Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM, Isabella Bannerman will be exhibiting and selling cartoons, cartoon books, and landscape paintings and prints, as part of ArtsWestchester's Annual Holiday Boutique. The Boutique is located at 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601, and more information is available at 914 428 - 4220 x330.



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller