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Contents for April 02, 2014

1. Jamie McMurry, FF Fund recipient 2013-14, at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, CA, April 10

Intelligent Design Series Part 1; The Puzzle - Jamie McMurry

"The Puzzle" is a live performance by Jamie McMurry designed to;
exhibit its value by existing in a unique setting
draw attention to art in general outside of the institutionalized context

It is being presented as part of a project funded by Franklin Furnace in 2013.

It will take place beginning April 10th at 10:30am and carry through to 3:15pm.

The work may carry on through additional days, TBD on April 10th and info will be posted on the above FB event page.

Proceed to the Hall of the Crucifixion at the top of the hill, Forest Lawn Cemetery. Glendale, CA. 1712 South Glendale Avenue.

In the parking lot, there will be a motorhome parked with its side door open. This is where you should begin your visit to the performance.

It is best to arrive at 10:50am, 11:50am, 1:50pm or 2:50pm and plan to spend approx 45 minutes. However, you can arrive and depart at any time within the schedule of 10:30am-3:15pm.



2. Dolores Zorreguieta, FF Alumn, at Galeria Perotti, Buenos Aires, Argentina, opening April 12

Dolores Zorreguieta, FF Alumn in "Sacrum", an eight people show at Galería Perotti, Buenos Aires, Argentina on April 12.

Dolores Zorreguieta is part of the show Sacrum, at Galeria Perotti. The show also features works by Marcelo Bordese, Pedro Giunta, Julio Lavallen, Carlos Masoch, Diego Perrota, Jose Piuma, and Miguel Ronsino.

Opening reception: Saturday, April 12 at 7PM

Perotti Galeria de Arte
Monday to Friday from 3PM to 7:30PM. Saturday with appointment.
Freire 1101, at the corner of Zabala. Colegiales
Ciudad de Buenos Aires
(5411) 4553 0923
Director: Alejandra Perotti



3. Annie Sprinkle & Elizabeth Stevens, FF Alumns, at Donau Festival, Krems, Austria, May 1

Donau Festival http://www.donaufestival.at
in Krems, Austria Presents
with Annie Sprinkle, Beth Stephens and YOU
We are two ecosexual artists in love who have created a series of weddings to marry nature entities, in order to deepen our connection with, and show our appreciation for Nature. We switch the metaphor from 'Earth as mother' to 'Earth as lover' and to call attention to urgent environmental issues in a fun, interesting, seductive way. We ask for no material gifts but invite people to help us co-create the wedding. Everyone is invited to join us to marry the Soil- the skin of the Earth, which grows our food, stores our water, composts our waste, is a major part of our ecosystem, --and because we love to get dirty!
Date: Wedding: May 1st, 2014, 13:45h, Krems
In the morning of the day of the wedding we set up, decorate, and rehearse the performance-ritual with our dramaturge Joy Fairfield Brook. There will be two wheelbarrows full of dirt (decorated) on stage. As people arrive for the wedding, there are live musicians doing ambient music, some ushers in costumes, and a few ambient performances. When the ceremony begins, the Bridal party and performers will process down an aisle to the stage. We, Beth and Annie, officiate the ceremony, calling upon about ten (2-3 minute) performances (solo or groups) such as a poem, dance, performance, gesture, political statement, etc. Everyone uses soil in their pieces. We officiate the vows, ring bearers offer everyone a "wedding ring", people are invited to kiss the Soil. Everyone is pronounced married to the Soil, music plays and we recess to street. We will parade in the street to the reception site while all holding on to long pieces of ribbon which we will use for a (kinky) May Pole dance at the reception. At the reception there is a cake cutting ceremony, something to drink, a garter toss, bouquets (maybe with local seed bombs) are tossed for people to catch, then we (Beth & Annie) get into a bed of dirt to consummate the wedding, and make love with the Soil, then plant a garden with our (local) seeds. We aim to bring together collaborators from various communities; the arts, environmental activists, sex workers, queers, non-queers, academics, and more. Artists and non-artists are all invited to collaborate.
An opportunity to do something for the Earth, a fun way to express your self, meet and work with wonderful new people, help expand notions of weddings/sex/relationship/nature. We'll give you our enormous gratitude, some little thank you gifts, and will exhibit ephemera from the day in art galleries/museums with your credits, and acknowledge your offering in the wedding program. Plus you'll be guaranteed a free place at the wedding, and hopefully more!

The Wedding will be in the amazing Donau Festival http://www.donaufestival.at
Please contact our "wedding planner": Ulli Mayer, wedding@donaufestival.at

To learn more about us, read our Ecosex Manifesto: http://sexecology.org/research-writing/ecosex-manifesto/
To view a video of some past weddings: http://vimeo.com/78605538



4. Daze, Lady Pink, FF Alumns, on CBS News, now online




5. Adele Ursone, Karen Finley, FF Alumns, in new publication

Dear Friends,

Just a note to say that Geo has a wonderful essay in this collection ( and a painting of mine as illustration).

I'll say happy Spring but I know it's still hard to believe!

"A love letter to Greenwich Village, written by artists, writers, musicians, restaurateurs, and other neighborhood habitues who each share a favorite memory of this beloved place. The sixty stories in this collection of Village memories are exuberant, poignant, original, and vivid-perfectly capturing the essence of the Village.

Every corner of the Village is represented in the book: recollections of jazz clubs and existentialism on Bleecker Street, rock music at St. Mark's Place, folk singers in Washington Square Park. There are stories of Hans Hofmann teaching modern art on 8th Street and Lotte Lenya performing in The Threepenny Opera on Christopher Street. Decades later, Brooke Shields muses on renovating a brownstone and finding history behind its walls; and Mario Batali lyrically describes a Sunday morning walk through the food markets of Bleecker Street. The stories are complemented by a wide range of photographs by iconic figures such as Allen Ginsberg, Rudy Burckhardt, Berenice Abbott, Saul Leiter, Ruth Orkin, and Weegee. Paintings depict elegant red-brick facades and raffish Hudson River piers, now restored; theater posters spotlight Karen Finley and John Leguizamo. This is a book for those who are already beguiled by the Village as well as those just discovering this fabled place."

Published by Universe/Rizzoli, Spring 2014



6. Brian O'Doherty, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, March 28, and more



The New York Times, March 28, 2014
Artforum.com Critics' Pick, March 30, 2014


Please note that the April 3 performance has been postponed.
Reading & book launch for O'Doherty's The Crossdresser's Secret (Sternberg, 2014)

The New York Times
Brian O'Doherty: 'Connecting the...'
MARCH 27, 2014
334 Broome Street, between Bowery and Chrystie Streets, Lower East Side
Simone Subal Gallery
131 Bowery, between Broome and Grand Streets,
Lower East Side Both Through April 20
Brian O'Doherty would fit right in among the artist-writer-curators and assorted polymaths of this year's Whitney Biennial. At various times a medical doctor, television host, novelist and art critic (for The New York Times, among other outlets), he has also been making art for more than half a century, much of it under the pseudonym Patrick Ireland.

His latest solo show is largely devoted to the earlier conceptual and language-based projects he made under his own name from the 1950s through the '70s. Filling two Lower East Side galleries, it also includes a brand-new "Rope Drawing" that articulates one of his major concerns, the interaction between art and the "white cube" of the gallery space. At P!, a series of "Structural Plays" - scripts for performances that were meant to be executed on taped grids on floors - invoke kinds of power games, everything from chess to sex. In the related "Vowel Grid," staged at a fort in Donegal, Ireland, and seen in a riveting video, two men in white suits with beaklike hoods march around shouting vowels from the Ogham language of medieval Ireland.

Other Ogham-inspired works are at Simone Subal, along with more conceptual objects and documents: a framed cardiogram of Duchamp's heartbeat, for instance, which seems to pulse through many of Mr. O'Doherty's other works. The highlight is "Rope Drawing 120: Here and Now," which uses white string to create optical vibrations between two parallel geometric wall paintings.

On the whole, the art in these shows looks most vital when considered of a piece with Mr. O'Doherty's writing. His well-known essay series of 1976, "Inside the White Cube," is an early-postmodernist classic that remains intensely relevant in our age of branded mega-galleries. Among its prescient observations: "We have now reached a point where we see not the art but the space first."



7. Allan Schwartzman, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, March 27

The New York Times
Inside Art
By Carole Vogel
March 27, 2014

Since Amy Cappellazzo's February departure from Christie's, where she had been chairman of its postwar and contemporary-art department, rumors have circulated about what she would do next. Turns out she is going into business with Allan Schwartzman, the longtime art adviser who has helped build many important art collections both here and in Brazil.
Their new venture, Art Agency Partners, will advise collectors and foundations on all aspects of their art, from acquisitions and sales to museum involvement and long-term strategy. "The art world has grown so much that collectors are seeking more counsel," Mr. Schwartzman said, "as they realize how complex the market has become."



8. Jill Scott, FF Alumn, at The Quadriennale, Dusseldorf, Germany, opening April 4

Just a quick announcement for the group show I am in curated by The Intermedia Art Institute (IMA) for the: THE QUADRIENNALE DUSSELDORF 2014

The project I show is called THE ELECTRIC RETINA

Öffnungszeiten NRW-Forum Düsseldorf:
Di-So 11-18 Uhr, Fr 11-20 Uhr
geöffnet an Feiertagen, Tel. +49 -211/8926690
Visiting hours NRW-Forum Düsseldorf:
Tue-Sun 11 am-6 pm, Fri 11 am-8 pm
open on public holidays, Phone: +49 -211/8926690
Lichtkunstprojektion im Ehrenhof:
Apr-Mai 21-23 Uhr, Jun-Aug 22-24 Uhr
Light art projection at the Ehrenhof:
Apr-May 9 pm-11 pm, June-Aug 10 pm-midnight

Zur Eröffnung der Ausstellung am Freitag, den
4. April 2014 um 20 Uhr im NRW-Forum Düsseldorf
sind Sie und Ihre Freunde herzlich eingeladen.
You and your friends are cordially invited to
the opening of the exhibition at the NRW-Forum
Düsseldorf on Friday, April 4th, 2014 at 8 pm.
Es sprechen

Dr. Andreas Broeckmann
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg
Kuratoriumsmitglied imai
Board of trustees imai

Dr. Renate Buschmann
Direktorin imai
Director imai

Darija Šimunovic´, M.A.
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin imai
Research Associate imai



9. Lenora Champagne, FF Alumn, at Abrons Arts Center, Manhattan, April 7


I'm still hoping for Spring. How about you?

This is just to let you know I'm in Sarah Maxfield's Non-Linear Lineage Now and Then reading series at Abrons Arts Center, Monday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m. Free! Aaron Mattocks will also read. She's asked for early work and recent work, so we can talk about how things have changed. As far as I can tell, plus ca change.....

It would be good to see you there.





10. Adrianne Wortzel, FF Alumn, at Wildacres Retreate, Little Switzerland, North Carolina, April 28-May 11

Adrianne Wortzel, FF alum will be an artist-in-residence at Wildacres Retreat in Little Switzerland, North Carolina April 28-May 11, 2014
Wortzel will situate and photograph specimens for her project "EX SITU: Colony Relocation for Electronic Detritus." The project is the creation of an "album" of electronic elements situated as surviving artifacts in the natural landscape with a text describing their origin, usage, eventual pervasiveness and finally, obsolescence. The objects will be posed "ex situ" as the detritus of obsolescent technologies as "endangered" species of technology placed in the natural environment in order to foster their survival, at least in the realm of nostalgic dioramas.
The Wildacres Residency Program began in 1999 and over the past fifteen years has hosted approximately 400 writers, artists, and musicians.
Wildacres Retreat - http://www.wildacres.org/
Adrianne Wortzel - http://adriannewortzel.com



11. Javier Téllez, FF Alumn, at Redcat, Los Angeles, CA, opening April 5

Games are forbidden in the labyrinth
April 5-June 1, 2014
Opening reception: April 5, 6-9pm

631 West 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hours: Tuesdays-Sundays noon-6pm
or until intermission; admission free


A co-production between REDCAT and Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco, Games are forbidden in the labyrinth is Javier Téllez's first solo exhibition on the West Coast. The exhibition features a newly commissioned installation, Chess (2014), and Téllez's film Dürer's Rhinoceros (2010), in which the artist reflects on the social and historical conception of the psychiatric institution: from architectural structures to technologies and treatments.

Mostly known for his films, Téllez works in collaboration with psychiatric patients or people with disabilities as protagonists. Combining documentary with fictional narratives, often taken from literature and cinema, the artist questions the definitions and social prejudices established between the concepts of normality and pathology. The strategy of using invisible or socially marginalized characters thus becomes a way for the artist to contaminate certain totalitarian versions of history, giving voice to those who usually have none, reflecting a form of resistance to the normalization and homogenization that is characteristic of the dominant discourse.

The point of departure for the exhibition is Dürer's Rhinoceros, shot in the panopticon of the Miguel Bombarda psychiatric hospital in Lisbon. Operational until 2011, the facility was built in 1896 according to Jeremy Bentham's model to house the criminally insane. Téllez asked patients from a daily clinic to imagine stories of the former patients in the deserted old cells of the psychiatric hospital. This reconstruction of the everyday life of the institution was complemented by voice-overs reading texts from sources such as Bentham's letter presenting the Panoptic, Plato's "Cave," and Kafka's short story "The Burrow," concerned with different architectural models related to the power of surveillance.

The front part of the gallery-the foyer for the projected film-is a giant chess game, which functions as a collective space to develop a trompe l'oeil of the delirium. One can imagine this chess-asylum as an anthology of the artist's research on the history of mental institutions, confronting symbolically the institution, the treatments and the patients in an ideological battle: mental illness is consciously presented as a socio-historical construct, and not exclusively as a biological anomaly. The installation seeks to explain the role of medical treatments and psychological techniques as mechanisms of social control that conceal implicit socioeconomic contradictions. The patterns of the board-which also allude to a hospital floor-are invaded by a series of assemblages that function as the main organs of a sterile machine. These pieces appear dissected, showing the core of its constitution, incorporating the narrative of objects, historical moments, and images from literature and film that have contributed to the treatment of mental illness. They further provide references to renowned patients such as Antonin Artaud, Unica Zürn and Adolf Wölfli, twentieth-century characters who articulated their own language informed by their condition. The figures and objects in the installation and video work will momentarily abandon the domesticated situation to which they have been reduced, to address the set rules and discourse that previously evaluated and institutionalized them.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication with essays by Dieter Roelstraete (Senior Curator at the MCA, Chicago), Ruth Estévez (gallery director and curator at REDCAT) and Javier Téllez.

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

In the fall of 2014, the exhibition will be presented at the San Francisco Art Institute, Walter and McBean Galleries.

Funded in part with generous support from Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Additional support provided by William Anawalt on behalf of Anawalt Lumber.



12. Bob Sikoryak, FF Alumn, at MoCCA Arts Festival, Manhattan, April 5

At MoCCA Arts Festival 2014:

Live comics readings and other projected pictures


James Kochalka (Johnny Boo, The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza),
Trade Loeffler (Zig and Wikki, Zip and Li'l Bit Funnies),
Neil Numberman (Do NOT Build a Frankenstein! Joey Fly: Private Eye),
Colleen AF Venable (Guinea Pig, Pet Shop Private Eye)
and host R. Sikoryak.

Stories, gags, audience participation, and more, for kids of all ages.

MoCCA Fest is held in Manhattan at:
The 69th Regiment Armory, 68 Lexington Avenue (between E. 25th & E. 26th Street), NYC.

Saturday, April 5 at 12 pm, in the lower level of the Armory, in Room One.

Admission to the 2014 MoCCA Arts Festival is $5 per day.
Tickets are available to purchase at the door. Cash and credit cards accepted.

More info:



13. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, at Adam Baumgold Gallery, Manhattan, thru May 3

1st 20 Years Selections
Artists Include - Robin Tewes, Alex Katz, Saul Steinberg, Chris Ware, Marc Bell, Seth, Jim Nutt, Roger Brown, Miyoko, Rafael Ferrer, Andras Borocz, Ruth Marden
Adam Baumgold Gallery
March 26-May 3, 20
60 East 66th street
Hours: Tues-Sat, 11-5:30PM



14. Susan Ensley, FF Alumn, at ABC No Rio, Manhattan, opening April 9

Dear Friends,

The return of the Real Estate Show, opening at James Fuentes Gallery, ABC No Rio, the Lodge Gallery and Cuchifritos Gallery at Essex Street Market, starts this Friday, April 4th at James Fuentes Gallery.

The artists coalition Collaborative Projects, Inc. (Colab) launched the 1980s by breaking into a vacant city-owned building at 109 Delancey St. on New Year's Eve, December 31st, 1979. There they installed the Real Estate Show to challenge city policies on housing and development. The police closed the exhibition on January 2nd, 1980.

Negotiations between the NYC Department of Buildings and Colab members led to the trade of the building at 109 Delancey Street for 155 Rivington St. 155 Rivington St. became ABC No Rio, an artists space still running after 34 years. The original site of the Real Estate Show, 109 Delancey St., is a vacant lot waiting to become part of the SPURA/Essex Crossing development, which will include a branch the Warhol Museum.

To commemorate this history, the following galleries are presenting exhibitions:

The Real Estate Show, Was Then: 1980
Opening Reception: Friday, April 4th, 6-8 PM
Exhibition Dates: April 4 - 27, 2014
James Fuentes Gallery, 55 Delancey St, New York, NY 10002
Press Release

Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 9th, 5-8 PM
Exhibition Dates: April 9 - May 8, 2014
ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002
Open call to artists (through April) for real estate-related, disposable art. Please find attached the Call to Participation.

No City An Island
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 10th, 6-8 PM
The Lodge Gallery, 131 Chrystie St, New York, NY 10002

The Real Estate Show, What Next: 2014
Opening Reception: Wednesday, April 19th, 6-8 PM
Exhibition Dates: April 19 - May 18, 2014
Cuchifritos Gallery, Essex Street Market, New York, NY 10002
Open call to artists for events planning. Please contact jodi@artistsallianceinc.org for more info.

Best wishes,
Coleen Fitzgibbon

Contact: Steven Englander
(212)254-3697 x.13
RBSr; The Real Estate Show extended
Revisiting the Themes of Landmark 1980 Exhibition
NEW YORK - ABC No Rio is pleased to present KESx, organized by members of the artists' group Colab. Complementing an exhibition at James Fuentes Gallery of original work from the Real Estate Show of 1980, artists involved in that seminal exhibition are also organizing events and activities at Cuchifritos in the Essex Street Market as well as this exhibition at ABC No Rio. RESI will be feature new work on the themes of real estate, land-use, and the right to housing. The original Real Estate Show opened on New Year's Eve, 1979 at 123 Delancey, now part of the proposed massive Essex Crossing development. The Real Estate Show led the creation of ABC No Rio. The exhibition at ABC No Rio opens WEDNESDAY APRIL 9 and runs through MAY 8. Additional public events will be scheduled during the run of the show, including a presentation by
historian Goran Dordevic, Doorman of Salon des Fleurus NY. Press advisories to follow.

April 9 - May 8, 2014
Installation with Reception: April 9 at 7:00pm
Viewing Hours: Sundays 2t0O - 5:00pm
Wed & Thrs 4:00 -7:00pm
ABC No Rio
156 Rivington Street
(bet. Aves Clinton & SufTolk)

ABC No Rio is a center for art and activism, known internationally as a venue for oppositional culture. ABC No Rio was founded in 1980 by artists committed to political and social engagement and retains these values to the present. RESx funded in part with support from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the
New York State Council on the Arts.



15. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Beatrice Glow, LuLu LoLo, Priscilla Stadler, FF Alumns, at New York University, Manhattan, April 11

Nicolás Dumit Estévez Recalls on Nocturns for the Last Time

Remembering as Archive: Fading Memories and the Joy of Forgetting

Co-performed and co-forgotten with Natalia de Campos, Beatrice Glow, Rory Golden, Lady K-Fever, LuLu LoLo. Lisette Morel, and Priscilla P. Stadler.

April, 11th, 2014, 6:45 pm
Asian/Pacific/American Institute
New York University

For more information:http://www.nyu-apastudies.org/2012/event/radical-archives/

Presented as part of "Radical Archives," an event organized by Mariam Ghani and Chitra Ganesh

The seven-year format Nocturns follows has been inspired by Linda Mary Montano's approach to time in some of her historical performances.

Nocturns was originally presented with the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics as part of EMERGENYC08 (emergenyc.org).



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