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Contents for February 28, 2014

Rose Finn-Kelcey, FF Alumn, In Memoriam

Rose Finn-Kelcey
Inventive artist, influenced by the feminist movement, whose work combined ironic humour with deep seriousness

Guy Brett
theguardian.com, Monday 24 February 2014 11.04 EST

Rose Finn-Kelcey, who has died aged 68 from motor neurone disease, was one of the most imaginative and inventive artists of her generation. No two works of hers are physically alike; each represents a fresh challenge, often to attempt the seemingly impossible - for example, to build a machine that would produce a perfect cube of mist floating in the gallery air, as in Steam Installation at the Chisenhale Gallery in east London (1992). An acute blend of ironic humour and deep seriousness informed her work, whether it was a performance, a gallery installation, or a public commission.

Finn-Kelcey belonged to the generation that was caught up in the feminism of the 1960s and 70s, and she set out to find her individual voice, both as an artist and a woman. In an early work, Song Sheet (1977), she appropriated English, French and Welsh phonetic translations of the 17 cries of the magpie and vocalised them as part of a performance called Her Mistress's Voice. Her socio-political aims were combined with avant-garde experimentation which centred on the belief that a work of art could be made of anything.

One of Finn-Kelcey's best-known works, Bureau de Change (1987), illustrates this process perfectly. At a time when she was restricted, as the result of a knee injury, to easily available materials, she saw on the news the announcement of the sale of Van Gogh's painting Still Life: Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers (1888) to the Yasuda Insurance Company of Japan for £22.5m. The powerful desire to respond critically fused with the idea of combining the coins and the painting. Finn-Kelcey made brilliant use of the colour variations the loose change, new and old, as they corresponded with Van Gogh's palette.

The result was an exemplary "political" work, an argument in the form of an object. No words are necessary. Meaning resides in the utterly convincing transubstantiation of oil painting into money. Finn-Kelcey's installation sums up with wit and precision the duality of the place of art in our culture. At the same time the transformation the piece brings about has a strange beauty and could be taken as an unexpected tribute to Van Gogh's creativity.

Finn-Kelcey had a rural upbringing in Buckinghamshire, as part of a large, old-fashioned, conservative farming family. She showed early talent as an artist, attending Ravensbourne College of Art and Design and later Chelsea College of Art in London. She quickly gravitated towards avant-garde ideas, both in art and politics.

Yet, for Finn-Kelcey, feminist empowerment did not preclude the feelings of vulnerability and lack of confidence to which everyone is prone. In Book and Pillow (1978), she imagined the unimpressive side of herself as a "small being" which continuously disrupted and manipulated her life. She commissioned a model-maker at the Natural History Museum to create an effigy of this being from her written descriptions. The result was a tiny homunculus which Finn-Kelcey then mounted in a Perspex "book" lying on a pillow with a magnifying glass next to it. As you peered at the imp through the magnifying glass you leaned against the pillow, which activated the irritating sound of a fly buzzing about the room.
Angel, 2004, by Rose Finn-Kecley Angel, 2004, by Rose Finn-Kelcey at St Paul's Church, Bow Common, east London Photograph: The Rev Duncan Ross

Finn-Kelcey was one of the few contemporary artists to tackle the issue of religion in their art. Many of her recent works have explored this theme, among them God Kennel - A Tabernacle (1992); Pearly Gate, Souls, Jolly God (all 1997) and God's Bog (2001); It Pays to Pray (1999), a work in which contemporary "prayers" were available from chocolate-vending machines mounted outside the Millenium Dome.

What can God mean today? What is the spiritual in contemporary society, and where can it be found? Finn-Kelcey responded to such questions with a complex mixture of reverence and satire, debunking and venerating, in ways that have lost none of their capacity to surprise.

Finn-Kelcey fell ill just after the publication of a comprehensive book on her work titled Rose Finn-Kelcey (2013). Such a guide was badly needed, not least because many of her works were ephemeral. She was a wonderful artist and a great person. Although punctilious in every detail of her performances and installations, Finn-Kelcey did not project an intrusive ego. She had many friends and was attentive to the well-being of each one. Of herself she said: "I work in the belief - or dare - that I can continue to reinvent myself and remain a perennial beginner."

She is survived by a brother.

Rose Finn-Kelcey, artist, born 4 March 1945; died 13 February 2014

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1. Danielle Abrams, Eleanor Antin, Ana Mendieta, Adrian Piper, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at Albright College, Reading, PA, thru April 20

Reading, Pa. - Albright College's Freedman Gallery will present Becoming Male on view in the main gallery from Feb. 18 to April 20.

Curated by Erin Riley-Lopez, Becoming Male examines the development in American contemporary art from the 1970s through today of women artists, working in performance, photography and video, who adopt male personas. The exhibition will explore the way gender is conceived of and constructed, concentrating on themes of identity, self-portraiture, passing and archetypal figures. Artists in the exhibition include Danielle Abrams, Eleanor Antin, Ana Mendieta, Adrian Piper, Shannon Plumb, Karina Aguilera Skvirsky and Martha Wilson.
Becoming Male suggests that gender, and its various constructs, is at the forefront of thought and debate, permeating visual arts and popular culture, including commercials, television shows, movies and artwork. Should we be pinned down, particularly to one idea or notion of gender - male vs. female? Or can we exist between both? Does a plurality of selves exist within us?
Feb. 19 p.m., Campus Center Main Lounge -You Don't Have to Be a Star (Baby) to Be in My Show,variety show hosted by exhibit artist Danielle Abrams
Feb. 20, 4-5 p.m., Klein Lecture Hall - Artist's Roundtable
Feb. 20, 5-7 p.m., Freedman Gallery - Reception

Danielle Abrams
www.danielleabrams.com

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2. Taylor Mac, FF Alumn, at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Manhattan, March 5

'Taylor Mac's 24 Decade History of Popular Music: The 1920s'
8:30 p.m. March 5 @ Jazz at Lincoln Center, Allen Room

from The Village Voice

Ticking toward a 2015 explosion, performance-art time bomb Taylor Mac continues workshopping his magnificently ambitious "24-Hour Concert of the History of Popular Music" with this American Songbook evening dedicated to tunes of the '20s. A 2013 version included renditions
of "Bye Bye Blackbird," "Big Rock Candy Mountain," "Happy Days Are Here Again," and other bittersweet pre-Depression hits, all tucked into the story of conflicted couple Barry and Larry. Expect incisive and hilarious cultural commentary, potentially uncomfortable audience participation (e.g., the oldest man in the room coerced into a dance with the youngest woman), and yet another spectacular Machine Dazzle costume. A shamanic deconstructor, Mac uses cabaret and drag tropes to demystify and celebrate popular music. His work is discomforting, revealing, and ultimately liberating.
- By Richard Gehr
Price: $50-$85

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3. Tehching Hsieh, Julie Ault, Greg Sholette, FF Alumns, in The New York Times, February 27

The New York Times
Art & Design
'Taiping Tianguo': 'A History of Possible Encounters: Ai Weiwei, Frog King Kwok, Tehching Hsieh and Martin Wong in New York'

FEB. 27, 2014
Art in Review

By HOLLAND COTTER

e-flux
311 East Broadway,
at Grand Street
Chinatown

Through March 15

New York is network city, and this invaluable nugget of an art historical show uncovers hitherto unexplored local links among four artists of Chinese descent in the 1970s and '80s, before most of them had developed significant reputations and long before contemporary Chinese art had become global news.

Ai Weiwei, a member of the radical Stars Group in Beijing, moved to New York in 1981 and lived a relatively low-profile life in the East Village for a decade. By then, Tehching Hsieh, who had arrived from Taiwan in 1974, was already becoming known for his endurance-test performances. (For the first one, he locked himself in a cage for a year.) In 1980, the Hong Kong conceptual artist Kwok Mang Ho, who called himself Frog King Kwok, opened a gallery in Chinatown that became a meeting place for artists. And in 1978, the Chinese-American painter Martin Wong (1946-99), fresh from San Francisco, became involved with the emerging graffiti movement on the Lower East Side.

Did these artists know one another? There is some evidence that they had at least fleeting contact in a city that was far from being the Tiaping Tianguo - "Heavenly Kingdom of Eternal Peace" - of the show's title but was certainly a crucible for new art. And, for sure, they shared an electrifying era, one that saw the rise of both multiculturalism and AIDS in New York and intense political repression in China.

Organized by two Hong Kong-based curators, Cosmin Costinas of Para Site and Doryun Chong of the M+ Museum, in collaboration with the curatorial project called A Future Museum for China, the show has intriguing early work by all four artists, a detailed timeline and a riotously meticulous installation by Mr. Kwok that reimagines a mural he created for a Chinatown restaurant in the 1980s.

Today, only Mr. Hsieh is still in New York. Mr. Kwok lives in Hong Kong, Mr. Ai in Beijing. Mr. Wong died of AIDS-related complications in San Francisco in 1999. But the show gives you a palpable sense of their intertwined urban presence, and you can get an even stronger impression of it on neighborhood tours offered by wise and knowledgeable art-world guides for the occasion. One, led by Ryan Wong, begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday; another, by Julie Ault and Amy Zion, on March 8 at 11 a.m.; and a third, by Gregory Sholette, on March 8 at 2 p.m.

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4. Zachary Drucker, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, Feb. 27

from
The New York Times
Art & Design
State of Our Art, According to Whitney
A Guide to the 2014 Whitney Museum Biennial
By CAROL VOGEL
FEB. 27, 2014

Things are not always as they appear. Genders are switched. Artists known for working in one discipline are presenting work in another. There are writers who paint; painters who write poetry; filmmakers who create sculptures; photographers who draw.

What appear to be abstract canvases by Ken Okiishi are actually oil paintings on flat-screen televisions, with a mash-up of footage from old VHS tapes and new digital images in subjects ranging from newscasts to commercials in an installation that is neither a painting nor a video.

An especially provocative photographic diary compiled by Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst in Mr. Comer's installation chronicles the couple's five-and-a-half-year relationship, in which one transitioned from female to male, and the other from male to female. Until now, this had been a private journal.

Toward the end of March, look for a 22-minute video by the duo called "She Gone Rogue," described as an odyssey through a world of transgender-themed magical realism when it was shown at the Hammer Museum's biennial in 2012.

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5. Annie Lanzillotto, FF Alumn, at Jacqueline Onassis High School, Manhattan, Mar. 13-April 27

$49 Family Discount Tkts to "Tony n Tina's Wedding"
www.tonylovestina.com
Just say my character's name: GRANDMA -- for discount.
Good for shows March 13 - April 27. No Sat nights.

Bronx Text Invite from GramMA Angelina Nunzio to her friends:

Get your ticket right now to my grandson Tony's wedding. Don't be acasi acasa. Do it now. It's gonna be a big to do! Call Ovationtix at (866) 811-4111 and tell em #GrandmaSentMe. Ya neva know who you'll bunk into at Tony n' Tina's Wedding. Fagetaboutit. Managgia everybody and their muddah's gonna be there. Madonna! It'll be a Bronx reunion. I gotta remind myself to focus on the #Italianbrideandgroom. I can picture it now. Outta nowhere, who's gonna walk in - Hoodycallit from the candy store around the corner with you know who on his arm! The one built like a johnnypump. I mean, last time that happened, minga! - mustabeen the year one. Yeah dat's right, before the flood! And you know they will be #dressedtokill. Everything will be showin' - fagetaboutit. Now, my #Tonycandance. My grandson, I'm so proud'a him. He's my heart and soul. He's got kind brown eyes. The eyes that pull you in just like my husband Rest in Peace, Rocco. Tony's tall and handsome and strong as an ox; sure he grew up on #Grandma'sMeatballs. That's right. Antonio bello mio. I got tree beautiful guys around me. I'm a queen and they're my knights. My son Antonio, he helps people, he kinda runs a social service agency, you know, saves the guys in trouble, helps the girls in trouble. I thank Saint Ant'ny he's a good boy. I have my Johnny boy, that's Tony's little bruddah. I call him "Wallio" - I try to keep them learnin the Italian and Sicilian expressions, and to keep their #BronxAccent and always be proud of it. Dat's right. It's the "Dese, Dems and Dose" language. Nuttin' wrong wit it. It's as beautiful as any language. Johnny-boy is an entrepreneur. He'll tell you how you can invest in his brilliant ideas. He'll make you a million. And he's got a pair of eyes straight from Heaven, that Sinatra woulda killed for. #JohnnyEntrepreneur. He takes after my side of the family. Ya know the wedding party is at #GuyFierri's American Kitchen and Bar - in #TimesSquare- so it's ya know classy, upscale, and full of energy. All the family will be there. Come one come all. Whether you're rich or you got oongatz - it's a party so come on out. It'll be an imbroglio at the get-go! I gotta tell Tina that once you become a Nunzio you're a #NunzioForLife and every paesano, gavone, and scumbari, whether shangaith, or stunaith or scustamaith is all invited! Bah! Whaddyagonnado? We'll #toastTonyandTina, #RaiseAGlass together! This is an agida-free zone! So check your miseratz at the door and come get your tarentell' on!

GramMA
www.annielanzillotto.com

"ANYTHING YOU VIVIDLY IMAGINE,
ARDENTLY DESIRE, SINCERELY BELIEVE,
AND ENTHUSIASTICALLY ACT UPON,
MUST, ABSOLUTELY MUST, COME TO PASS."

I read this in the kitchen, on a sign over the chefs,
of "Ye Olde College Inn" in New Orleans.

Chapel at Jacqueline Onassis High School 140 West 46th Street (Between 6th & 7th Avenues) New York, NY 10036 Jacqueline Onassis High School is located on the south side of 46th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues.

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6. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, at Bowling Green Park, Manhattan, March 20

Spring Egg Balancing Ceremony with Donna Henes, Urban Shaman
39th Annual World Famous Spring Equinox Celebration

Join Urban Shaman Mama Donna Henes, New York's "Unofficial
Commissioner of Public Spirit" in welcoming spring at her 39th Annual
World Famous Spring Equinox Celebration and Egg Balancing Ceremony:
Eggs on End: Standing on Ceremony

This year's eggstraordinary event will take place:

MARCH 20 at 12:30 PM
Bowling Green Park
Broadway and Whitehall Streets
Manhattan

FREE

The equinox moment: eggsactly 12:57 PM, signals the official start of
spring. At this time, the sun crosses the equator into the Northern
Hemisphere and it is possible to stand an egg up on its end.

According to Chinese custom, if you stand an egg on its end on the first
day of spring, you will have eggsceptionally good luck for the entire
year. The egg represents the life force in many cultures, and is
particularly used to symbolize the rebirth of nature in the spring season.

A basket of 360 eggs will be provided for the eggshilarating standing
ceremony. Participants are invited to bring drums and other musical
instruments. This is a family-friendly event and FREE for all.

COME AND SEE WHAT ALL THE EGGSCITEMENT IS ABOUT!

For info, contact:
cityshaman@aol.com

Donna Henes is an internationally renowned urban shaman, award-winning author, popular speaker and workshop leader whose joyful celebrations of celestial events have introduced ancient traditional rituals and contemporary ceremonies to millions of people in more than 100 cities since 1972. She has published four books, a CD, an acclaimed Ezine and writes for The Huffington Post, Beliefnet and UPI Religion and Spirituality Forum. A noted ritual expert, she serves as a consultant to the television and motion picture industry. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, maintains a ceremonial center, spirit shop, ritual practice and consultancy in Exotic Brooklyn, NY where she offers intuitive tarot readings and spiritual counseling, and works with individuals, groups, institutions, municipalities and corporations to create meaningful ceremonies for every imaginable occasion.

www.DonnaHenes.net
www.TheQueenOfMySelf.com

Watch her videos:
http://www.youtube.com/user/MamaDonnaHenes

Read her on the Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/donna-henes/

Read her on Beliefnet:
http://blog.beliefnet.com/thequeenofmyself/

Connect with her on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/mamadonnahenes
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Queen-of-My-Self/298671597047?ref=ts

Follow her on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/queenmamadonna
https://twitter.com/thequeenbook

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7. Julie Atlas Muz, FF Alumn, new details for Abrons Art Center event

New discount codes:

code: FFartists
$23 dollar tickets
offer Expires March 13th
to be distributed by the Franklin Furnace to their giant list

code: mellonandzucchini
group tickets, student group rate
for 10 or more at one time
$25 ticket
Offer expires March 20
To be put on the Abrons and Franklin Furnace Website

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8. Peter Dykhuis, FF ALumn, at AC Institute, Manhattan, opening March 13

Peter Dykhuis: Peripheral Traces (Dark Heart)

March 13 - May 10, 2014
Opening Event: Thursday, March 13, 6-8pm
AC Institute
547 W. 27th St, 2nd Floor, #210
New York, NY 10001
This event is free and open to the public.

The work in Peripheral Traces (Dark Heart) began as collaged layers of paper-based ephemera -- such as personal lists, envelopes, receipts, cards and notes -- that were organized into three categories according to their social and economic locations within the artist's life.

The paper fields were then mounted onto clipboards and overlaid with squares of encaustic wax paint or the following image-patterns:

- weather-based graphics on the Home Front series;
- economic charts and symbols on the Work Force series;
- gaming/board graphics on the Art World series.

The resulting visual phrases document the material traces of a common life overwritten with emblematic references to larger environmental, economic and social/cultural forces.

BIO: Peter Dykhuis has exhibited in artist-run centres and public galleries throughout Canada and the United States. On the international stage, Dykhuis has exhibited at The Embassy of Canada in Tokyo in 1998 and installed Pressure Today at the conference titled Cartography and Art - Art and Cartography in Vienna, Austria, in 2008. You Are Here (Works on Paper) was presented at the Sydney College of the Arts in Australia in 2009. Early clipboard-based works were displayed in the exhibition The Art of Mapping, organized by TAG Fine Art in London, England, in November of 2011. Subsequent new work is in circulation in various group exhibitions in the United States.

Parallel to this, Dykhuis developed a career as an arts administrator, curator and critical writer, first in Toronto and presently in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He became the Director of the Anna Leonowens Gallery at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in 1996 and, since 2007, is the Director/Curator of Dalhousie Art Gallery at Dalhousie University where he is responsible for its administration and programming. www.dykhuis.ca

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9. Rachel Frank, FF Alumn, at Rush Arts Gallery, Manhattan, and more

Hi Friends,

I have several upcoming events I wanted to share with you.

This Thursday, February 27th, I will be in a fantastic group show curated by Kristin Sancken of House of the Nobleman.

Breathless
Opening February 27th, 6-8 pm
Rush Arts Gallery
526 West 26th, #311
NYC

Divya Anantharaman, Charles Browning, Jennifer Catron + Paul Outlaw, Julia Colavita, Ken Currie, Jane Edden, Rachel Frank, Carson Fox, Amit Greenberg, Jane Hammond, Hugh Hayden, Julie Heffernan, Aubrey Learner, Jackie Mock, Joey Parlett, Amanda Sciullo, Andrea Stanislav, Marc Swanson, Philip Taaffe, Fred Tomaselli, Chris Vicini, Paul Villinski, Adam Wallacavage, and Kimberly Witham.

and

Also, my 2010/2011 performance piece Sleep of Reason has also been invited to be re-staged in the Boston-area in conjunction with a Lesley University conference on using art as a means to conceptualize global conflict and violence. This upcoming performance marks the ten-year anniversary of the publication of the Abu Ghraib photographs. I hope the piece to be an important experience for the Boston community and am excited to present it within the context of this conference.

The conference will take place on Friday, April 11th and Saturday, April 12th. Further details to follow.

For more information on Sleep of Reason, please visit: http://rachelfrank.com/Sleep-of-Reason

Best wishes,

Rachel Frank

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10. Nicolas Dumit Estevez, FF ALumn, at Southern Illinois University, Normal, March 26

NICOLÁS DUMIT ESTÉVEZ VISTING ARTIST LECTURE
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY, NORMAL, ILLINOIS
HTTP://FINEARTS.ILLINOISSTATE.EDU/ART/VISITING_ARTISTS/CURRENT-VISITORS.SHTML

Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: University Galleries
Room number: CVA 110
Cost: Free and open to the public
Website: http://finearts.illinoisstate.edu/art/visiting_artists/current-visitors.shtml
Sponsor: School of Art
(309) 438-5621
FineArts@IllinoisState.edu
Cost: Free and open to the public
Categories: Education | University & Alumni

Nicolas Dumit Estevez treads an elusive path that manifests itself performatively or through experiences where the quotidian and art overlap. He has exhibited and performed extensively in the U.S. as well as internationally at venues such as Madrid Abierto/ARCO, The IX Havana Biennial, PERFORMA 05 and 07, IDENSITAT, Prague Quadrennial, The Pontevedra Biennial, The Queens Museum of Art, MoMA, Printed Matter, P.S. 122, Hemispheric Institute of Performance Art and Politics, Princeton University, Rutgers University, The Institute for Art, Religion, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary, The MacDowell Colony, Provisions Library, El Museo del Barrio, The Center for Book Arts, Longwood Art Gallery/BCA, The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Franklin Furnace, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, among others.

During the past seven years Estevez has received mentorship in art in everyday life from Linda Mary Montano, a historic figure in the performance art field. Montano and Estevez have also collaborated on several performances. Residencies attended include P.S. 1/MoMA, Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. He has received grants from Art Matters, Lambent Foundation, National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, Printed Matters and Puffin Foundation. Estevez Holds an MFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; and an MA from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. Publications include, Pleased to Meet You, Life as Material for Art and Vice Versa (editor) and For Art's Sake.

Born in Santiago de los Treinta Caballeros, Dominican Republic, he lives and works in the Bronx.

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11. Christy Rupp, FF Alumn, at Volta NY Art Fair, Manhattan, March 6-9

March 6-9, 2014

Frederieke Taylor Gallery is pleased to present Sculpture and Collage by CHRISTY RUPP at the VOLTA NY Art Fair March 6 - 9, 2014 at 82 Mercer Street, NY, NY.

Christy Rupp is known as a socially and politically engaged artist.
She participated in the legendary "The Times Square Show" and "The Real Estate Show" of 1979-80 and was affiliated with Colab and Group Material. The artist creates exquisite sculptures and collages, while simultaneously raising important global and environmental issues.

Christy Rupp's recent work includes a series of sculptures of filter feeding organisms from the Gulf of Mexico created from welded steel and encaustic wax. The new work examines varieties of planktonic microfauna living near the site of the Macondo well blowout in 2010 and highlights the effects of bio-accumulation. The series includes, among others, Crab Zoa, Shrimp Larvae, Mussels, & Jellyfish.

In another series, the artist explores the relationship between ivory and energy extraction. These sculptures were made in response to threats presented by drilling, and the very real occurrence of diminishing habitat for threatened species at the top of the food chain, many of which are then poached for their tusks. The Fake Ivory Series, made from welded steel and encaustic wax, are sculptures of different types of trophies bound with scrimshaw or tattoo-like images of methane and carbon chemical chains, as a commentary on the value placed on energy over life of all species.

In order to give the new work historical context, the gallery will show video and documentation of Christy Rupp's public art projects from the early 80's Times Square show and Colab period.

Recent notable shows include "Dead or Alive" at the Museum of Arts and Design, NY 2010, "Dear Mother Nature" at the Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY New Paltz, NY 2012, "This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980's", Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL 2012, "American Dreamers" Pallazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy w/ Hudson River Museum, and "XFR STN" Transfer Station at the New Museum, NY 2013, among numerous others.

VOLTA NY
82 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10013

March 6-9, 2014

FAIR HOURS:
Thursday March 6: Preview 11am-5pm (By Invitation Only Open to public with Volta or Armory Show pass- 6-9 PM Friday/Saturday March 7, 8: 10am - 8pm Sunday March 9: 10am - 5pm

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12. Kyle deCamp, FF ALumn, at MCA Santa Barbara, CA, March 6-8

Kyle deCamp URBAN RENEWAL, at MCA Santa Barbara,
Automata Arts Los Angeles. March 6 - 8.

Thursday, March 6, 2014 7:00 pm in the Forum Lounge
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SANTA BARBARA
URBAN RENEWAL is a meditation on perception, public policy, and the significance of the buildings we live in from a child's rigorously unsentimental point of view. In a multimedia environment of projected spaces, deCamp maps her experience of growing up in Chicago during the chaotic '60s, caught in the crosshairs of power and history.
5 pm Happy Hour
7 pm Performance ADMISSION IS FREE 653 Paseo Nuevo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
P 805.966.5373 http://www.mcasantabarbara.org/
March 8, 2014 at 8 PM (One Night Only!) AUTOMATA ARTS LOS ANGELES Award-winning New York theater artist Kyle deCamp's URBAN RENEWAL is a meditation on perception, public policy, and the significance of the buildings we live in, from a child's rigorously unsentimental point of view. "BESSIE"-award winning performer Kyle deCamp maps an experience of growing up in Chicago in the chaotic '60s, caught in the crosshairs of power and history. In a multimedia environment of projected space, Urban Renewal maps a piece of land in Chicago, drawing world history into a clash with individual lives. deCamp vividly spotlights her experience of growing up on a block razed by the last demolition of urban renewal in Hyde Park in 1963.
"Smart, feisty, imaginative solo performer" -The Village Voice

AUTOMATA 504 Chung King Court Los Angeles, CA 90012 www.automata-la.org
Read more about URBAN RENEWAL on CultureBot www.culturebot.org/2013/10/19473
www.kyledecamp.com

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13. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, March events

Dear friends,
I have lots of lovely shows coming up in the next month or soon Please join me somewhere on the journey. Hope to see you.
Peace,
Terry

Very soon...
Another episode of Weird Wednesdays (on Thursdays) is happening this week at Barbes on Thursday Feb 27 at 8pm.Special guests Ranjit Bhatnagar and Margaret Leng Tan will play pieces on new instruments built by Ranjit during his annual "February Instrument a Day" project. I will as usual be presenting some new work on new instruments the Horn of Plenty Sounds and the Parisian Hammer. It promises to be a delightful evening of invention and creative sound making.

Weird Wednesdays Episode Xll
Thursday, Feb. 27 8pm
Barbes
376 9th st (corner of 6th)
Park Slope, Bkln
www.barbesbrooklyn.com/

Coming soon...
March 14 & 15th @ The Firehouse Space
I'm thrilled to be invited to join fellow instrument inventors Ken Butler and Ed Potokar for a weekend long event at the called Furnished Sound. I'll be performing with them and exhibiting new some of my instruments for two nights Details in the link below.
www.thefirehousespace.org/event/ken-butler-etc-2/

And beyond...
March 27th 7:30pm Weird Wednesday Episode Xlll
March is Weird Women month!
Guests include Leslie Ross doing something sonic with a large block of ice, and a new Lee Free/Kelly Horigan duo
on Bike Wheel and Sewing Machine! Hello!

April 4th 10pm
Black Circuits New Technology Series
Spectrum NYC
http://spectrumnyc.com/

April 12th 1pm
Brooklyn Children's Museum
Cultural Connections Performance Series
Terry Dame's Science Music Road Show
I'll be performing with my musical contraptions in a show for all ages with guest Lee Free.

*If you are receiving this email it is because you signed a mailing list of Terry Dame or Electric Junkyard Gamelan and are a fan of new music, invented instruments and creative experimentation. If this does not describe you and you wish to be removed please send a kind email with subject:Please remove to terry@electricjunkyardgamelan.com and asked to be removed. I will do so as soon as is humanly possible for me. Thanks for your consideration.

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14. Helene Aylon, FF Alumn, at Mishkan Shalon Reconstructionist Synagogue, Philadelphia, PA, March 24

Helene Aylon will have a slideshow, reading, and book signing at Mishkan Shalom Reconstructionist Synagogue, in Philadelphia on Monday, March 24, 2014. The title of the event is "The Intersection of The Visual With Jewish Identity" and she will read from her memoir, "Whatever Is Contained Must Be Released: My Jewish Orthodox Girlhood, My Life as a Feminist Artist," published by The Feminist Press. This reading is open to the public, sponsored by Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, where Aylon will be reading the following day as well, in an event for faculty and students.

She has read in the Brooklyn Museum, the Rose Art Museum, the Magnes Collection at UC Berkeley, Bennington College, the Kansas City Art Institute, and Purchase College, SUNY, among other venues.

Mishkan Shalom Synagogue
4101 Freeland Avenue (Manayunk)
Philadelphia, PA 19128

Monday March 24, 2014
7:00 - 8:30 PM

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15. Regina Silveira, FF Alumn, at Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico, thru May 26

Regina Silveira
El sueño de Mirra y otras constelaciones
(The dream of Mirra and other constellations)
1 February-26 May 2014

Museo Amparo
2 Sur 708
Centro Histórico
Puebla, Pue.
México

T +52 (222) 2293850

www.museoamparo.com

Brazilian artist Regina Silveira presents a site-specific intervention for the crystal cube of the lobby of Museo Amparo, where through visual metaphor she transforms and resignifies this space.

Using animal designs taken from popular imagery of Puebla and worked on a grand scale on adhesive vinyl enlarged to the point of almost reaching abstraction, the artist recreates a monumental embroidery on cross-stitch integrated into the walls of the Museum. Added to this giant embroidery are needles and threads meant to reflect a work in progress.

The intervention is titled El sueño de Mirra (The dream of Mirra and other constellations), alluding to the China Poblana, a princess named Mirra brought from Asia to Puebla and to whom through the ages this type of embroidery has been associated. The cross-stitch pattern on which Regina chose to present the design of the embroidery reveals designs from the region, imaginarily seeking to remake and use its glass walls as a giant textile, thus reaffirming Poblano identity.

Regina Silveira also presents in three galleries of the Museum a constellation of 12 scale models and six videos of her projects in various parts of the world. The scale models function as strategies of permanence in her interventions, always temporary. Motifs of shadows and footprints are common among the images inscribed on buildings, confronting the arrogant grandeur and permanence of ambitious constructions with the fleeting inconsequence of the temporary: footprints, tire paths, a bright reflection, a shadow, pawprints, and clouds.

Complementing the scale models, the work Mundus Admirabilis-shown for the first time in the exhibition Jardines de Poder in Brasilia-is also presented. This work, using poisonous insects taken from treatises on natural history isolated in a great cage, is a metaphor referring to political life in Brasilia and specifically to the fight for power and to corruption. In various formats from 2007 to the present, the work has been shown at the Museu da Pampulha (Belo Horizonte), at the show Philagrafika (Philadelphia), at the Bienal de Poznan (Poland), at Fundación Iberê Camargo (Porto Alegre) and the Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo.

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16. G Douglas Barrett, FF Alumn, in Postmodern Culture, now online

FF Alumn G Douglas Barrett's essay "The Limits of Performing Cage: Ultra-red's SILENT|LISTEN" appears in the latest issue of the journal Postmodern Culture: http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/postmodern_culture/v023/23.2.barrett.html

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