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Contents for March 27, 2014

1. Brendan Fernandes, FF Alumn, at Abrons Art Center, Manhattan, opening April 5

"Brendan Fernandes: The Inverted Pyramid"
April 2-May 11
curated by Wendy Vogel and Jess Wilcox

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, April 2 | 6:30-9pm
Reception Performance | 7-9pm
Artist talk with scholar Jennie Goldstein:
Saturday, April 5 | 2 pm
Underground Theater during AIRspace Open Studios

The undulating forms of the arabesque-as a calligraphic gesture, a decorative motif, and a dance step-underscore Brendan Fernandes's solo exhibition, "The Inverted Pyramid." The installation will include four site-responsive elements of sculpture, photography, text and performance.

A Canadian-born, New York-based artist of Kenyan and Indian descent, Fernandes's practice investigates the formation of cultural identity. Primarily working in dance, performance and installation, Fernandes considers choreographic movement's relationship to labor, migration, translation, and sexuality.

In this show, the arabesque will be framed around a specific balletic scene: The opening of Act II of La Bayadère (The Temple Dancer), a 19th-century ballet that tells the story of a star-crossed love affair between a High Bramin and a temple dancer. Act II, titled Kingdom of the Shades, commences with an opium dream sequence in which the female corps de ballet perform a repetitive series of arabesque poses. Also known as "the inverted pyramid," the arabesque involves a strenuous yet graceful extension of the arms and leg while balancing on one leg. Fernandes is interested in the Western Orientalist, gendered appropriation of the arabesque, which originated as an Islamic artistic and decorative trope. The exhibition traces the arabesque's movement (and performed stillness) across Abrons' unique gallery space.

Fernandes has conceived a performance that responds to this arabesque scene with Lauren Post, an American Ballet Theatre dancer who will be featured in this spring's production of La Bayadère. Post will activate the installation during the opening on April 2, with the audience viewing the performance through the glass walls of the galleries.

Additional exhibition elements include a trio of abstract sculptures loosely based on balletic, organic forms, a series of lifesize cutouts responding to the arabesque silhouette, and a research-based installation that will include textual and photographic reproductions.
Representing the serialized movement of "the inverted pyramid" can be seen as a commentary on the operations of labor, both manual and cultural, while the freeze-frame interruption of the dance step considers the ways in which images create naturalized ideals of gender presentation and how stillness might operate as a politically resistant gesture. The shift between the dynamic and static, between the fluidity of motion and its concretization as representation in "The Inverted Pyramid" provokes an investigation of balletic movement as labor. Moreover, Fernandes's sustained attention to the arabesque gesture critically investigates the migration and appropriation of forms from a proto-modernist context to the present day.

On Saturday, April 5, Abrons Arts Center will host an exhibition talk with the artist, curators and Jennie Goldstein during the AIRspace Open Studios. A Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum since 2011, Goldstein is currently a Ph.D. candidate in art history at Stony Brook University where she specializes in late modern and contemporary art. Her in-progress dissertation, "Moving Bodies, Moving Things: Convergences of Art and Dance, 1960-1975," reveals historical underpinnings for the recent surge in dance in museums.

Additional support for this exhibition has been generously provided by Veronica Jackson, Franklin Furnace and the Ontario Arts Council and Rauschenberg Residency/ Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.

"The Inverted Pyramid" is curated by 2013-14 AIRspace Curators-inresidence Wendy Vogel and Jess Wilcox.




2. Lynne Tillman, FF Alumn, releases new book, and more

Events and readings for Lynne's new book of essays....

WHAT WOULD LYNNE TILLMAN DO? pub date April 10....

if you can find time for one of these events, it would be wonderful to see you....

March 27th -- Powerhouse Arena, 7 pm, conversation with Amanda Stern

37 Main Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 -
See more at: http://powerhousearena.com/events/book-launch-what-would-lynne-tillman-do-by-lynne-tillman-with-amanda-stern-of-the-happy-ending-reading-series/#sthash.FltujZvJ.dpuf

April 10th -- 192 Books on 10th Ave -- 7 pm reading

April 17th -- McNally Jackson Bookstore -- Prince Street -- 7 pm -- reading and conversation with Colm Toibin (who wrote an introduction to the collection)

My best, and thanks, Lynne



3. Essays on Women's Art Collectives sought, deadline April 15

Collaboration, Empowerment, Change: Women's Art Collectives

Diverse in its manifestations, the feminist art movements of the 1970s worked towards greater recognition of work by women artists, while protesting the lack of support from, and representation in, art institutions. Women artists challenged the status quo by establishing new education programs for women, alternative exhibition venues which often functioned as spaces for lectures and debate, and women's art collectives to support and present their work. These collectives also fostered an environment of collaborative working, a popular methodology not only for its creative potential but also because it provided an alternative to the model of the individual (male) genius so prevalent in histories of art. The numerous collectives that formed in the United States since the 1960s provided crucial venues and opportunities for women artists that were previously unavailable. However, no thorough art historical analysis of this area of activity has been undertaken, although this was an impressive area of feminist art production throughout the United States and provided models for other artist groups. This project seeks proposals for submission to an anthology on women's art collectives with the emphasis on practice in the United States since the 1960s entitled Collaboration, Empowerment, Change: Women's Art Collectives. This fecund area of creative practice offers a broad potential for submission consideration and could include, but are not limited to, historical studies, analysis of artistic production, working methodologies, little known collectives and practices, the development of new forms of collective activity, or comparative studies. Completed essay submissions are due July 15, 2014. However, letters of intent that include a CV and 250 word description of your project should be sent by April 15, 2014. Submissions or questions can be directed to the editor, Dr. Kathleen Wentrack, Art & Design, The City University of New York, Queensborough, kwentrack@qcc.cuny.edu.

Kathleen Wentrack, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Art & Design, Room C106
The City University of New York, Queensborough C.C.
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, New York 11364



4. Paul Henry Ramirez, FF Alumn, at Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL, opening March 28, and more

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The catalog for the show "Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art" has just been published by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC, with essays by E. Carmen Ramos, and introduction by Tomás Ybarra-Frausto

The exhibition is traveling to The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, March 28, 2014-June 22, 2014.

Have a happy spring! ~ Paul



5. Robert Mapplethorpe, FF Alumn, at Grand Palais, Paris, thru July 13, and more

Robert Mapplethorpe
Forthcoming Exhibitions in Paris
March and April 2014

Robert Mapplethorpe
Grand Palais, Paris
March 26 - July 13, 2014

A major Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition will be on view at the Grand Palais from March 26 - July 13, 2014. The exhibition, which includes over 250 images, will be the largest retrospective of the artist's work ever presented in France. Covering his entire career, the images range from the Polaroids of the early 1970s, to the portraits from the late 1980s, including his sculptural nudes, still lifes, flowers, sex, and statuary images from the end of his oeuvre.

The exhibition positions Mapplethorpe for visitors as a great classical artist who approached photography in a similar manner to sculpture. In an interview with Janet Kardon in 1987, Mapplethorpe stated, "If I had been born one hundred or two hundred years ago, I might have been a sculptor, but photography is a very quick way to see, to make a sculpture." With such a large selection of works visitors will be provided with a broad view of this highly acclaimed artist's oeuvre, within the context of the New York art scene in the 1970s and 1980s.

For more information, please visit the Grand Palais website.


Mapplethorpe - Rodin
Musée Rodin, Paris
April 8 - September 21, 2014

Concurrent with the Grand Palais exhibition there will be an exhibition at the Musée Rodin. Mapplethorpe - Rodin brings together two artistic forms - photography and sculpture - through the works of Robert Mapplethorpe and Auguste Rodin. The exhibition will be on display from April 8 - September 21, 2014 and presents 102 photographs and 50 sculptures by the respective artists.

An exhibition of this nature is unprecedented for the Musée Rodin, allowing viewers to approach the works of both artists from a new perspective. Initially there appears to be little similarity between these two renowned figures, as Mapplethorpe sought the perfect form in a constructed manner, while Rodin attempted to capture a sense of movement in inanimate materials. However, the differences in style create an unexpected lyrical dialogue, which invites visitors to make their own comparisons.

For more information, please visit the Musée Rodin website.

For press inquiries, please contact Maureen Bray at 212.239.1181 or via email at maureen@skny.com. For all other inquiries, please contact Cecile Panzieri at 212.239.1181 or via email at cecile@skny.com.



6. Tobaron Waxman, FF Alumn, at Videofag, Toronto, Ontario, April 2-4

Tobaron Waxman and The Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency in partnership with Videofag present:


Coman Poon
April 2,3,4, 2014

Coman Poon is poised to take the lid off the box. Over a dozen banker boxes, actually. In E̶X̶P̶E̶R̶I̶M̶E̶N̶T̶I̶N̶G̶ ̶W̶I̶T̶H̶̶ HOW TO STOP MAKING ART, Coman Poon invites the public to join him in a process of inquiry. Recently moved into his new, long-term housing, Coman found himself finally able to retrieve all his belongings from various storage spaces, and for the first time in seven years, bring all his worldly possessions home. Finally surrounded by the items he had held onto for so long, he realized he was surrounded by things to let go of. During the The Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency, Coman worked with the architecture of the old Island Natural Science School, crawling deep under the floorboards (literally) of interstitial spaces he found at the site and within himself, via his theoretical research, performance rituals, studio time and critiques with visiting artists and curators. As an artist whose practice has included a sublime consideration of objects, costume, movement and gesture, Coman takes this opportunity for a 72-hour exhibition, hosted by Videofag, to ask himself to choose something he sought after and cherished, something hard to let go of and hard to give away, and release it. What are the stakes of engagement in the act of releasing? In deconstructing the container of our expectation of the gallery experience, Coman's exhibition is not an exhibition but rather a proposition, with a title struck through. When transitioning from transient to located, or mobile to fixed, we hold on to our materials until we are ready to embrace the consequences of letting go.

is open to the public on April 3, (9am - 5pm) and April 4, (9am - 5pm)

April 2 / day 1 - closed to the public (10 - 5)
April 3 / day 2 - open to the public (9 - 5)
April 4 / day 3 - open to the public (9 - 5), finissage 3 - 5

187 Augusta Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5T 2L4

Founded and directed by Tobaron Waxman, the Intergenerational LGBT Artist Residency is an annual summer residency on the Toronto Island at Artscape Gibraltar Point, offering a juried cohort of LGBT artists free room, board and studio space in which to develop projects critically engaged with Queer political histories.

Videofag is a storefront cinema and performance space in Toronto's Kensington Market dedicated to the creation and exhibition of video, film, new media, and live art. http://www.videofag.com/



7. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, spring 2014 events

Dear Friends,

Please join us in to hear Barbara Rosenthal speak about her work in photography, text, video and artist's books at The Center for Book Arts, on March 28 in New York. Her work will remain on view at The Center for Book Arts now through March 29, and through the Spring at other locations. Please also join us online for news and reviews of her work in Berlin, London, New York and Australia. She'll be back in EU this summer!

Barbara Rosenthal will speak about her processes in New Media / Performance / Image / Photography / Text / Video / Artist'sBooks, with photo-image projections and the video short Handwriting Analysis (also on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/70411762).
This talk will be given at The Center for Book Arts during the final evening of exhibition of 12 of her 72 Journals (kept since age 11), and her book and wall work Homo Futurus, on display as part of "Silence Unbound: An Artist's Lexicon in the Making" (Jan 17-March 29) curated by Heather Powell, and including Allison Knowles, Buzz Spector, Jenny Holzer.
In particular, Rosenthal will discuss the following:
- her theme of "identity" in terms of the extremities of individual and species, as differentiated from intermediate concerns such as gender or ethnicity
- her use of over 50 years of Journal-keeping as trigger for most works
- her Surreal Photography as a subconscious recognition of inner dynamics within the outer world
- the concept of authenticity in art, particularly regarding appropriated images and news events.
As a special inclusion, because the Journals have all been hand-written, an analysis of this artist's identity, based on life-long samples of her handwriting, will be available. The analysis was conducted during the run of the show by Roger Rubin, America's foremost forensic graphologist.
The Center for Book Arts
28 W. 27th St, 3rd floor
(between 6th Ave and Broadway)
Friday, March 28
6:30pm for wine and cheese; 7pm talk and discussion.

at The Center for Book Arts, New York through March 29

NEW YORK: through Sat. MARCH 29
12 of Barbara Rosenthal's 72 Journals (kept since age 11), and her book and wall work Homo Futurus, are on display as part of "Silence Unbound: An Artist's Lexicon in the Making" (Jan 17-March 29) curated by Heather Powell, and including Allison Knowles, Buzz Spector, Jenny Holzer.
LOCATION: The Center for Book Arts
28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10001
Subway: N/R to 28th; F to 23rd St; B/D/Q/F to 34th; 6 to 28th; 1 to 28th St.
HOURS: M-Fr 10am to 6pm, Sat.10 am to 4 pm

at The Center for Book Arts, New York through March 29

NEW YORK: through Spring
Through Spring. NEW YORK, NY, USA:
"Dirty Book"; "Shirts and Jackets Prints"
LOCATION: Central Booking
21 Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002
Subway: F to East Broadway
HOURS: Thurs.-Sun., 12-6pm

at Central Booking, New York

Fri. April 11, 6-9pm and online:
Visual Studies Workshop's Annual Benefit Auction all proceeds benefit programs at VSW
The VSW Benefit Auction and Social supports the artist and education programs at Visual Studies Workshop. Each year around 200 alumni and artists generously donate photography prints, books, and more for this annual, one night event. Festivities include wonderful food, drink, good music and, of course, the excitement of the Silent (and sometimes delightfully competitive) Auction. Buy your tickets today !

"Pennsylvania 0018" (c) Barbara Rosenthal, at VSW

Books LLC: "Multimedia Artists: Yoko Ono, Laurie Anderson, Barbara Rosenthal, Jon Coffelt, Jeff Green, Werner Raffetseder, Nathaniel Stern" ISBN 9781156541265
Books LLC: "New Media Artists: Barbara Rosenthal, Joseph Nechvatal, Hunter Cole, Thomas Charvériat, Nathaniel Stern, Judy Rifka, Lynn Hershman Leeson"
ISBN 13: 9781156547236

Boddinale Film Festival: "Barbara Rosenthal Contemplates Suicide" video: http://vimeo.com/82020028
Book Arts Newsletter: "Provocative Barbara Rosenthal Existentially Grows Up", Review by Pam Kray. http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/newspdfs/84.pdf (Page 41-43)
dLux Media Arts: "An interview with Barbara Rosenthal for dLux Media Arts interview series" by Rhys Voltano: http://vimeo.com/80948797
Melbourne and Sydney:
Sydney Morning Herald, and Melbourne The Age: "In The Moment, With Originality: An Interview with Barbara Rosenthal" by Phillipa Hawker https://archive.org/details/XFR_2013-08-03_1B_01
New York:
New Museum XFR STN / Internet Archive: "Pregnancy Dreams / Priming a Wall" 1979 Super-8 / Video: https://archive.org/details/XFR_2013-08-03_1B_01
New York:
Ragazine: "Claudia Serea: 'A Dirt Road Hangs from the Sky'" Book review by Barbara Rosenthal: http://ragazine.cc/2014/03/a-dirt-road-hangs-book-reviews/
New York:
NYArts Magazine: "Barbara Rosenthal: Journal into Art" Global Projects: http://www.nyartsmagazine.com/?p=16548

BOOKS and VIDEOS now AVAILABLE FROM PrintedMatter.org
Barbara Rosenthal - Featured Artist: Front Page Video and Table



eMediaLoft.org is a loose consortium of independent international artists and writers who assist each other in the creation and promotion of our work, and provide Internships and Creative Projects Grants. CT Rhodes, Director



8. Roberta Allen, FF Alumn, at Minus Space, Brooklyn, opening April 4


April 4 - May 10, 2014
Opening: Friday, April 4, 6-9pm

111 Front Street, Suite 200, Brooklyn, NY 11201

DUMBO | Between Washington + Adams
Wednesday-Saturday 11am-5pm + by appointment

MINUS SPACE is honored to present the exhibition Roberta Allen: Works from the 1970s. This is the New York City-based artist's first solo exhibition with the gallery and it will feature select works on paper, photo-based works, and sculpture from the artist's personal archive spanning the early to late-1970s.

For nearly five decades, Roberta Allen has produced conceptually-driven work in a variety of media, including drawing, collage, photography, printmaking, artist books and installation. Her work produced during the 1970s often merged performance, photography and language, revealing wholly unique forms that hybridized and advanced the discourse of Post-Minimalism, Conceptual, Feminist, and Performance Art in downtown NYC.

Allen's exhibition at the gallery will highlight several distinct bodies of work, including her petite early box sculptures (1971), Pointless Arrow collages (c. 1972-1975), both inspired by Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard's writings, Negation series (1976), and Pointless Acts series (1976), among others. Her early sculpture consists of small wooden frames with canvas on opposing sides, cut holes, graphite and grids drawn in ballpoint pen. Her Pointless Arrow works, a conjunction of image and text, are intimately-scaled collages, made of ink on graph paper with handwritten text descriptions. About her Pointless Arrow works, Allen states, "Arrows indicate direction or placement. Pointless arrows, lines without arrowheads, indicate directional loss or states prior to direction...Pointless arrows represent suspended states between being as ascent and being as fall".

Her Negation and Pointless Acts series, both produced in 1976, consist of individual gelatin silver print photographs and handwritten text in ink on museum board. To make these series, Allen performed an array of predetermined poses and gestures in a Photomat booth in her Greenwich Village neighborhood. She then drew lines and marks in ink on the small printed photographs, which she then re-photographed and printed as larger-format gelatin silver prints. She then mounted the larger prints onto matboard and handwrote descriptions of the performed actions in cursive script below each of the photographs. Using the implied spatial concerns of photography, combined with drawing and text, Allen intentionally presents the viewer with paradoxical information that confounds two- and three-dimensions through the use of visual image and verbal description.

Roberta Allen (b. 1945, New York, NY) is a New York-based visual artist and writer. Allen has travelled widely throughout her career. She lived and worked in Europe, and later travelled in Central and South America and West Africa. Since the late 1960s, Allen has mounted more than two dozen solo exhibitions, including two at MoMA/PS1 and four at the legendary John Weber Gallery (both NYC), where she was represented during the 1970s and early 1980s and showed alongside Sol LeWitt, Robert Ryman and Carl Andre. She has also mounted one-person exhibitions at Franklin Furnace, Hal Bromm Gallery (both NYC); Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus (Munich, Germany); and Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (Perth, Australia), among others in the USA and Europe.

Her work has been included in countless group exhibitions at museums worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art, Brooklyn Museum, Queens Museum (all NYC); Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, NY); Islip Art Museum (Islip, NY); Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (Ridgefield, CT); Worcester Art Museum (Worcester, MA); Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD); Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France); Wiener Secession (Vienna, Austria); Museo de Arte Contemporanea (Sao Paulo, Brazil); Museo Nacional de Artes Plasticas (Montevideo, Uruguay); and National Art Gallery (Wellington, New Zealand), among many others.

Her work is included in collections, such at the Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum (all NYC); Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford, CT); Yale University (New Haven, CT); Worchester Art Museum (Worchester, MA); Cincinnati Art Museum (Cincinnati, OH); Contemporary Arts Museum (Houston, TX); Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France); Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus (Munich, Germany); and Art Gallery of Western Australia (Perth, Australia).

In additional to her visual work, Allen is an accomplished writer who has been widely published since the 1980s. Her books include three short story collections, (The Traveling Woman, The Daughter, Certain People), a novel, (The Dreaming Girl), a memoir, (Amazon Dream), and three writing guides, (Fast Fiction, also in a German edition, The Playful Way to Serious Writing, The Playful Way to Knowing Yourself). Her short stories, memoirs, essays, and articles have been included in more than a dozen anthologies and more than 100 hundred magazines and literary journals. Allen has received writing awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Arts Council, Yaddo, and The MacDowell Colony, among others.

Founded in 2003, MINUS SPACE specializes in reductive art on the international level. The gallery presents museum-quality solo and group exhibitions by pioneering emerging, established, and deceased artists at its Brooklyn gallery, as well as at other collaborating venues on the national and international levels.



9. Liz Magic Laser, FF Alumn, at The Kitchen, Manhattan, thru March 29

Hi All,

Hope you can make it to my new performance, Bystander, running for three nights next week, March 27th, 28th and 29th at 8pm at The Kitchen (512 West 19th Street, NYC). Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at http://thekitchen.org/event/liz-magic-laser-bystander

I wrote the script for Bystander in collaboration with writer Sofia Pontén based on around a hundred interviews conducted by the cast of TV journalists and actors with members of the public at the non-profit art space Recess in SoHo as part of their Session program. The performance was developed with and will feature television journalists and actors Lynn Berg, Roger Clark (NY1 Reporter), Audrey Crabtree, Annie Fox, Maria Trice (former WWOR-TV Reporter), Michael Wiener and Jon Wright (former KEYT-TV and WLBT-TV Weather and News Anchor).




10. Bryan Zanisnik, FF Alumn, spring 2014 events

Dear Friends,
I have a few solo shows opening this spring, including my upcoming commission at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. If you are in any of these cities I hope you can check out my new work.

All the Best,
Bryan Zanisnik

RAIR: Bryan Zanisnik / Made in Philadelphia (1987)
May 14 - June 1, 2014

ICA@50: Pleasing Artists And Publics Since 1963
February 12 - August 17, 2014

Institute of Contemporary Art
118 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Bryan Zanisnik
The Permian Extinction
March 20 - May 13, 2014

Hagedorn Foundation Gallery
425 Peachtree Hills Ave, #25
Atlanta, GA 30305

Bryan Zanisnik
The Smoky End of Time
March 23 - May 17, 2014

Artists: Erica Bohm, Jeremy Bolen, Alex Chitty, Marcelo Grosman, Jason Lazarus, Jeroen Nelemans, John Opera, Daniel Shea, Missy Weimer, Bryan Zanisnik

The Mission
4411 Montrose BLVD
Houston, TX 77006



11. Maria the Korean Bride, FF Alumn, at University of Texas, Austin, April 9, and more

Maria the Korean Bride Movie Premiere in Austin, TX:
Location: University Teaching Center (UTC) / University of Texas at Austin
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 830 p.m.

Date: Wed, April 9, 2014
More: http://www.austinfilm.org/events?cgid=5&ceid=4018&cerid=0&cdt=4%2f9%2f2014

Maria the Korean Bride Movie Premiere in StonyBrook, NY:
Location: StonyBrook University: Connie Wang Cultural Theater
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
More: https://www.facebook.com/events/253799731461984/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular



12. LuLu LoLo, FF Alumn, at CUNY Grad Center, Manhattan, April 3

LuLu LoLo joins journalist Constance Rosenblum
Habitats: Private Lives in the Big City
Thursday, April 3, 6:30-8 PM
Martin E. Segal Theater The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, between 34th and 35th St Admission Free Seating is "first come, first served." For more information, call 212-817-8471. http://www.gothamcenter.org/forums/
Journalist Constance Rosenblum talks about her new book, which expands selections from the "Habitats" column in The New York Times, and takes readers to both familiar and remote sections of the city-history-rich townhouses, low-income housing projects, out-of-the-way places, and every corner of the five boroughs-to introduce them to a wide variety of families and individuals who call New York home. LuLu LoLo, a lifelong resident of East Harlem, playwright, actor, artist, historian and community activist, joins.



13. Beth B, Julie Atlas Muz, Mats Fraser, FF Alumns, at The IFC Center, Manhattan, March 28, 29

Exposed, a film by Beth B




323 6th Ave & W. 3rd St., NYC







14. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, at Unesco Festival, Hong Kong, May 4

Nicolás Dumit Estévez to talk at Unesco Festival in Hong Kong
International "Arts for Peace" Festival 2014
International Arts for Peace Festival (IAPF)
Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Hong Kong
May 4, 2014

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I (1914-1918). It is also the third anniversary of UNESCO International Arts Education Week and the second of the "Peace for All" Programme co-organised by the UNESCO-RLCCE Hong Kong Observatory and the UNESCO Hong Kong Association.

The International Arts for Peace Festival (IAPF) builds on the "Peace for All" vision to foster peace awareness and education through the powerful principles and practices of the arts laid out in the UNESCO document Seoul Agenda: Goals for the Development of Arts Education (2010). With co-organisers including the UNESCO Chair in Arts Learning (Canada), UNESCO Chair in Arts and Culture in Education (Germany), UNESCO Arts-in-Education Observatories in Australia and Singapore and the International Network for Research in Arts Education (INRAE), the centerpiece of the two-month festival is the Launch Event & Ceremony, to be held on Sunday 4 May 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Hong Kong. The interactive program will engage an estimated audience of 3,000 people, delivering the message of building and sustaining peace through a series of inspiring performances involving people of all ages and backgrounds including international and local presenters/performers.




15. LAPD, FF Alumns, at The Box, Los Angeles, CA, April 4-6

SOIT & Los Angeles Poverty Department

April 4 & 5 at 8pm
April 6 at 4 pm, followed by conversation

The Box is pleased to bring its third presentation of the Los Angeles Poverty Department. This time LAPD is collaborating with SOIT of Brussels to create 'Settlement', a generative performance project that produces a fictitious community.

'Settlement' searches for the borders of community and time.
A new group is born and settles on the banks of blank territory. The performers act as agents that travel through time, exploring unconscious archives of souls from the past. They resurrect the spirits of the disappeared, inhabiting their visions, thoughts and beliefs. Can they find a common ground?

'Settlement' is a performance, constructed in three weeks with a group of performers from LAPD and other Angelenos, directed by SOIT. Past 'Settlement' projects have been performed in Sydney (Australia), Wellington (New Zealand), Harare (Zimbabwe), Vienna (Austria), and Bastia (Corsica). These 'Settlement' productions are created and developed through the socio-political-cultural framework specific to each performer and city. Settlement performers generate a village whose inhabitants occupy an alternative universe separate from the modern world. In the process, they research transitional, societal settings such as: secluded subcultures, gated communities, refugee camps, detention camps, alternative gatherings, sects...etc.

The L.A. 'Settlement' project will be one of the last. This time the journey takes on a new direction: a 'virtual settlement'. The page is blank and the place of discovery is the actions, words and demeanor of different adopted characters embodied by the performers. Events, dreams and conflicts are translated into a physical ritualistic release, a living fiction. The research and investigatory process is essential. The outcome is unknown until April 4 at 8pm.

Los Angeles Poverty Department was founded in 1985 by director-performer-activist John Malpede. LAPD is made up of people who make art and live and work on Skid Row. LAPD tells the rest of the story, what you don't hear elsewhere. They create change by telling the story of the community in a way that supports the initiatives of community residents. They want the narrative of the neighborhood to be in the hands of neighborhood people. They work to generate this narrative and to supplant narratives that perpetuate stereotypes used to keep the neighborhood inhabitants down or to justify displacing the community. They want to create recognition of the community and it's values.

SOIT is a dance company and an artistic platform based in Brussels. The creative collective work is directed and guided by Hans Van den Broeck and Anuschka Von Oppen.

Anuschka Von Oppen studied dance in New York at the Alvin Ailey Dance School and the Merce Cunningham School. She danced with Esse Aficionado, Cie Toulas Limnaios, TanzApartment Huber & Christen, Adekwhat-Philippe Blanchart and Gemma Higginbothom, Hyoung-Min Kim, Gerals M. Rasanayagam, A. and I. Ramadani amongst others. For SOIT, she performed in 'En Servicio', 'We Was Them', 'Nomads', 'Settlement', 'Messiah Run!' and the current 'The Lee Ellroy Show'. In 2011, she created the solo 'Nearby Buffalo', followed by 'Unnamed My Eyes Ablazed' in 2012.

Hans Van den Broeck studied Psychology at KU Leuven and Film at City University New York. He performed in numerous pieces by Alain Platel and was part of the collective, with which he cofounded Les Ballets C de la B. He went on directing several pieces for the company ('Everyman', 'Eat, Eat, Eat', 'La Sortie', 'Lac des Singes'...). In 2001, SOIT saw the light, allowing him to produce his own work as a choreographer and director. With SOIT, he created several stage productions ('Almost Dark', 'En Servicio', 'We Was Them', 'Messiah Run' and the current 'The Lee Ellroy Show') as well as location projects ('Café Prückel', 'Settlement', 'Nomads'). He also directed films and videos such as "Eyes on the back", "Odeur de sainteté", "Ways of watching" and ''Our Circumscribed Days', which won the 'Prix du Jury' at 'Entrainements #4'' in Paris.

If you have any questions please contact:
Mara McCarthy, Principal/Curator of The Box at info@theboxla.com / 213 625 1747

805 Traction Avenue Los Angeles CA 90013 213.625.1747 www.theboxla.com

This project is made possible in part by the Cultural Exchange International (CEI) grants program of the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs.



16. Mark Bloch, Ray Johnson, FF Alumns, at Eve N Odd Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL, thru March 8, and more

Mark Bloch to Ray Johnson: The Rolling Stone Letters and An Envelope in a Valise

Eve N Odd Gallery 645 Central Ave St Petersburg Fl
Opening 11 January 2014 Ends March 8, 2014
During 1994, the last year of Ray Johnson's life, multi-media artist and writer Mark Bloch, one of his many correspondents, worked at Rolling Stone Magazine in New York City and used to regularly create correspondence art for Johnson while working his "day job" and send it from the mailroom in company envelopes that did not carry a return address. Rolling Stone, as well as Family Life, US Magazine and Men's Journal, were then published by Straight Arrow, now Wenner Communications, named after Jann Wenner, the magazine's famous founder that Bloch used to see around the office and who himself once commissioned a Johnson collage for a special edition of Rolling Stone when they moved their offices from Northern California to New York in the early 70s. In fact, Bloch worked with some of the only guys still left at the company who had started in San Francisco.
Bloch had corresponded with Johnson since his own move to Manhattan in 1982 but this show is comprised of miniature versions of some of the envelopes and messages mailed by Bloch that final year that now "provide a sense of personal relief for me that at least I had the instinct to barrage him in those, his final days on earth."
Furthermore, Bloch is offering to the world 'Panmag Issue 41' (ISSN 0738-4777) a book to be known as Mark Bloch and Ray Johnson: An Envelope in a Valise which will be comprised of the Rolling Stone Letters as well as all the writing he has done thus far about Ray Johnson on his website PANMODERN.COM.


Mark Bloch "Ropomogos" shown March 9- April 2 exhibit at The Studio, 50 Canal Street Laconia, N.H.
The March exhibit at The Studio, 50 Canal Street Laconia, is "Ropomogos", small, highly personal work by New York artist Mark Bloch. The small watercolor drawings, from the artist's sketchbooks, will be on display through April 2nd, but on Sunday March 9th the artist will be on-hand to discuss the work and explain something about the origin of it at an opening reception from noon to 4pm.
Bloch's artistic CV is expansive and impressive. But as Melissa McCarthy, owner of The Studio, explains, that isn't what attracted her to the "Ropomogo" series. "Mark was posting these exquisite paintings on line, and I loved them. I couldn't tell if they were large or small, on canvas or paper, just that I loved them. When I learned that they were all in his sketchbooks I wasn't sure if he'd even be open to exhibiting them." Bloch, however, was enthusiastic, and the two are collaborating on how best to show the art.
"I am showing 56 little paintings I did called Ropomogos," says Bloch. "They are abstracts inspired by Charles Sheeler and a little 5000 year old Chinese disc I saw at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I saw those two things, came home, started a series of little paintings in sketchbooks. I did not want it to be conceptual like my other art and it wasn't. But then after I was done it started drifting into concept art because they are in my sketchbooks so how to show them? They are little watercolors but they are hidden from view like my previous series, the Storàge museums at my last one person show in New York a couple years ago. Also I showed them on Facebook one day at a time and got feedback there on them. So that was fun and a community thing. But conceptual."

"Ropomogos" is on view in the gallery at The Studio, 50 Canal Street Laconia during regular hours, Wednesday - Friday 10-5, and Saturday 10-3; other times by chance or appointment. Call 603-455-8008 for more information.



17. Nancy Holt, FF Alumn, at Electronic Arts Intermix, Manhattan, April 5


Daylong Tribute Screening

EAI pays tribute to artist Nancy Holt (1938-2014) with a daylong celebration of her extraordinary film and video works. EAI will screen twelve of Holt's moving-image pieces, which span the years 1968 to 2013, honoring her life through a daylong immersion in her work.

Saturday, April 5th, 2014
Noon - 7 pm
Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI)
535 West 22nd Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10011

Admission Free

A pioneer of earthworks and land art, Holt is best known for her large-scale environmental sculptures and public art projects. Beginning in the late 1960s, Holt created a significant body of film and video works. Through these pieces, which include some of the most important and iconic works of media art, Holt explored perception and memory through experiments with point of view and process.

Among the works to be screened are Holt's pivotal videos, such as Underscan (1976) and Revolve (1977), her evocative landscape film Pine Barrens (1975), and several key collaborations with Robert Smithson, including Swamp (1971) and East Coast, West Coast (1969).

Covering a span of forty-five years, the screening will include Mono Lake, which Holt produced and edited in 2004 from footage recorded on a 1968 trip with Smithson and Michael Heizer, as well as Holt's final piece, the 2013 The Making of Amarillo Ramp.

Holt was a visionary whose art was at once large-scale and intimate, powerful and generous. From her transformative environmental sculptures, such as Sun Tunnels in northern Utah and Dark Star Park in Arlington, Virginia, to her groundbreaking film and video works, she leaves an indelible artistic legacy.

Nancy Holt was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on April 5, 1938 and died in 2014. She received a Bachelors degree in Biology from Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, in 1960. She received five National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, two New York Creative Artist Fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of South Florida, Tampa. She produced site-specific environmental works in numerous public places around the world, including Sun Tunnels (1976), a large-scale sculptural work in Great Basin Desert, Utah; Stone Enclosure (Rock Rings) in Bellingham, Washington; Astral Grating (1987) in a New York City subway station, and Dark Star Park, in Arlington, Virginia, among many others. She also completed large-scale land reclamation projects, including Sky Mound (1988) in the New Jersey Meadowlands, and Up and Under (1998), in Nokia, Finland. Holt's works, including her films and videos, have been seen in exhibitions at the John Weber Gallery, New York; The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Dia Center for the Arts, New York, and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York. The solo exhibition Nancy Holt: Photoworks was presented at Haunch of Venison, London, in 2012.

The retrospective exhibition Nancy Holt: Sightlines originated at Columbia University's Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery in New York, in 2010. Sightlines traveled to Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe, Germany; Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Chicago, IL; Tufts University Art Gallery at the Aidekman Arts Center, Medford, MA; Santa Fe Arts Institute, Santa Fe, NM, and Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. The exhibition was accompanied by a monograph of the same name, edited by Alena J. Williams, Sightlines curator. Holt lived in Galisteo, New Mexico.

About EAI

Founded in 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is one of the world's leading nonprofit resources for video art. A pioneering advocate for media art and artists, EAI fosters the creation, exhibition, distribution, and preservation of video art and digital art. EAI's core program is the distribution and preservation of a major collection of over 3,500 new and historical media works by artists. EAI's activities include viewing access, educational services, extensive online resources, and public programs such as artists' talks, exhibitions and panels. The Online Catalogue is a comprehensive resource on the artists and works in the EAI collection, and also features extensive materials on exhibiting, collecting and preserving media art: www.eai.org

For more information, and to become a member, please visit: https://www.eai.org/eai/members.htm

Electronic Arts Intermix
535 West 22nd Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011
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17. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, spring 2014 events

There is good stuff coming up including another Weird Wednesday (on Thursday) in honor of Women's History Month, a solo show at Spectrum and an exciting gig at the Brooklyn Children's Museum. Please take a look below and I hope to see you soon.
Musically yours,

Firstly, this week, Weird Wednesday Episode Xlll presents some weirdly creative and talented women indeed. This months guest artists include Leslie Roight of bassoon making fame. She will however not be playing a bassoons here, instead she will be doing something fabulous and sonic with a block of ice and a harpsichord string. Also appearing on the ticket another installment from the power duo HorriganFree, aka Kelly Horrigan and Lee Free. They will be giving us a tasty aural offering on electronified sewing machines and the Bike Wheel controller. Plus, plus your host and chief weirdo Terry Dame will present a new installment of the Science Music Road Show and more...me thinks you should not miss this. Be there or be normal!!!!

March 27th 7:30pm
Weird Wednesday Episode Xlll - Weird Women
376 9th st (corner of 6th)
Park Slope, Bkln

And shortly after that...

April 4th 10pm
Appearing solo as part of Hans Tammen's Black Circuits New Technology Series
Spectrum NYC
121 Ludlow Street

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.



18. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn, at Bowery Poetry Club, Manhattan, March 31

FF Alumn Judith Sloan
performs: Stories from YO MISS! Teaching Inside the Cultural Divide

Mon, 31 March 2014 // 06:30 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)
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Actress, writer, audio artist, radio producer, Judith Sloan, known for her one woman performances and her collaboration on the multi-media project Crossing the BLVD, (with Warren Lehrer) spent 15 years teaching in schools and jails where she encountered and reported on immigration stories, cultural clashes, and generation gaps. Fusing the art of theatre and music, YO MISS! is an eye- and ear-witness account of one artist navigating a maze of miscommunications and memories, while breaking down assumptions that divide residents of a city who live in close proximity but come from conflicting worlds. In YO MISS! Sloan transforms into a multitude of characters, in this sometimes funny, sometimes sad, always truth-seeking performance accompanied by a live band including Grammy winner Frank London on trumpet, Lynn Ligammari on sax, Joell Jackson beatboxing/djing and vocals.



19. Sherrie Levine, FF Alumn, at Marc Jancou, Geneva, Switzerland, thru May 17

March 20 - May 17, 2014

Marc Jancou is pleased to present Sherrie Levine: Seriality, on view in Geneva March 20 - May 17, 2014. The exhibition will feature a series of skulls cast in bronze, monochrome paintings, works on paper, and a suite of Levine's Parchment Knot paintings.

Since the late 1970s, Levine has employed repetition, duplication, and seriality to explore notions of originality and authorship in art. She has consistently eschewed the modernist prioritization of authenticity and artistic genius in favor of reference and appropriation. Sherrie Levine: Seriality includes work from the 1990s onward, celebrating the artist's mechanized approach to art-making.

Prominently featured in the exhibition are two identical cast bronze antelope skulls. Inspired by her time in the American Southwest, this series makes reference to Levine's experience there, citing in particular Georgia O'Keefe's paintings of bleached animal bones in the desert.

The Parchment Knot paintings, which are bare panels of plywood with paint applied on the knots and framed behind glass, extend the reference to O'Keefe, alluding to the eroticism of her work. Levine began her first series of Parchment Knot paintings in 1984 and has continued exploring this format over the years. The title refers literally to the painting of plywood knots with an acrylic color called "Parchment."

Sherrie Levine was born in Hazelton, Pennsylvania, in 1947. Sherrie Levine: MAYHEM, a major one-person survey, was recently presented at the Whitney Museum of American Art (November 2011 - January 2012). In 2010 Levine had a one-person exhibition at Museum Haus Lange, Krefelder Kunstmuseen in Krefeld, Germany. Among many other shows, she has had important exhibitions at ICA, London, 1983; the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington D.C., 1988; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, 1988; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, 1991; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 1992; and Portikus, Frankfurt, 1994. Her work is in major public collections in the US and abroad. She lives and works in New York and Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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