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Contents for May 13, 2014

Judy Feldman, FF Alumn, in memoriam

The friends of Judy Feldman are planning an evening celebration of her life

Sunday, June 1, 2014
5:00 pm
Judson Assembly Hall
239 Thompson Street (downstairs, in the middle of the block - not the church)
between West 3rd and West 4th Street off of Washington Square
New York City

People will be sharing stories, music, dance, and recollections of Judy's life.

Please direct questions and RSVP to
Ann Rosenthal, larosa224@gmail.com



1. Lorraine O'Grady, FF Alumn, at The Brooklyn Museum, May 15

Norma Marshall Memorial Lecture: Lorraine O'Grady
Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor
In this second annual lecture honoring the memory of Norma Marshall, a former President of the Museum's Community Committee, artist Lorraine O'Grady discusses how conversations around "post-racial" and "postfeminist" political ideologies impact her work.

The program is preceded by Spotlight Talks at 6 p.m., and followed by a reception. Tickets are $12, which includes Museum admission, and can be purchased at www.museumtix.com or at our Visitor Center. Free for Museum Members; to reserve, call the Membership Hotline at (718) 501-6326 or email Membership.
Complete details here: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/calendar/event/7333



2. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at Brian Morris Gallery, Manhattan, opening May 15

Dear friends,

I'm very pleased to invite you to my exhibition with Carol Salmanson.
The opening will be Thurs May 15, 7-9 pm. Brian Morris Gallery

all best

As Above / So Below

Ruth Hardinger and Carol Salmanson are New York artists joined together in a show that both compares and contrasts their work. Although Hardinger's concrete and cardboard works correspond to the qualities of gravity and weight, and Salmanson's offerings have to do with light and color, both make use of industrial materials that are shaped by the artist's hand. It becomes clear that that these two sculptors are engaging in a dialogue that reflects a shared purpose, the transformation of commonly used elements into art.

Originally a painter, Carol Salmanson sees her work as occupying the interstices between painting, sculpture, and technology, with harmonies waxing and waning in intensities. Her series, Gesture Drawings, is created by placing tiny LEDs on boards with thin wires connecting them. Salmanson's wall sculptures have acquired an ever-greater variety of LEDs over time, and their calibration to a consistent brightness intensifies the experience of the pieces.

The artist's larger works contrast the diminutive lights with the overall plan of her new pieces. The most important work of hers in this show is the window installation Aerialistic Twists, which fills the body of its space, asserting its totemic existence with a visual skill that draws from Salmanson's earlier efforts. Her active use of accessible technology lends the art its aura of idiosyncratic research bordering on the sublime.

In contrast, Ruth Hardinger's solid cement sculptures have a dense center of gravity that returns concrete volumes earthward, in a demonstration of gravity and gravitas. Molding concrete pieces inside cardboard, Hardinger gets engrossing effects on the sculptures' surfaces. As messengers, her series Envoys, have an engaging totemic presence. Cardboard is embedded; concrete is layered; rope is encased and drawn; all working together in concert to create various characters that act as personages and sentinels. These works are often layered, likely a reflection of the artist's interest in underground's living strata. Her sculptures are striking examples of art in which rough conditions of materials are elegantly transformed and substantiated in skillfully composed organic volumes.

"As Above/So Below" is an especially compelling exhibition because the works of these two artists are so different. The visual conversation between Hardinger and Salmanson results in an engaging exhibition that sparks ideas about materials, technologies, and, most importantly, intentions. Contrary to expectations, this unexpected union results in a cohesive show that will echo in the viewer's thoughts with a remarkable resonance.

by Jonathan Goodman
(short version of essay, flyer in gallery has full text)

Brian Morris



3. Glenda A. Hydler, FF Alumn, at Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, May 30-June 1


Friday, May 30th - 3PM - 7PM
Saturday. May 31st - 12PM - 7PM
Sunday, June 1st - 3PM - 7PM

Directions From Manhattan
From Union Square take the Brooklyn Bound L Train to Grand Street. Walk towards Olive and Waterbury Street. If you reach Dunkin Donuts you are in the wrong direction. Continue on Grand until you reach the corner of Grand and Morgan. Enter through the second door, the entrance closest to the circular smokestack. The stairs are to the left as you enter the building.

Please note this is on the 4th floor and there is no elevator.
Once you reach the top there will be refreshments.

Hope to see you there!

Glenda Hydler



4. Lenora Champagne, FF Alumn, at Goethe Institute, Tokyo, Japan, May 24

Lenora Champagne will be performing her solo, Memory's Storehouse, at the Goethe Institute in Tokyo on May 24th as part of a symposium on "The Aging Body in Dance."



5. Hector Canonge, FF Alumn, at Bolivian Consulate, Manhattan, thru May 30, and more

May 8 - 30, 2014
Bolivian Consulate in NYC

Exhibition of selected photographs of performances & projects done in Bolivia, South America. The General Consulate of the Plurinational State of Bolivia in New York is pleased to present interdisciplinary artist, Hector Canonge, and a selection of photographs of his project "CORPOREALIDAD" exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. After living more than twenty years in the U.S., Hector Canonge returned to South America in 2012 to start a new period in his personal and professional life. Since his return and visit to Bolivia, the artist has presented a new body of work exploring issues related to memory, identity, and geographic boundaries using various forms of artistic expression.

Directions: 211 East, 43rd Street, Suite 1004
(Trains to Grand Central Station. Bet 2nd and 3rd Avenues)

May 13, 2014
LIAPHIY (Body Heat)
Glasshouse ArtLifeLab

A performance that treats the natural reaction of the elements when they are exposed to a person's corporeality. LIAPHIY (pronounced: leeaypee) -from the ancient Quechua word for the heat that emanates from a living organism- is an accumulation of sensations disseminated by the continuous live actions of the artist. Inspired by various Andean myths and popular traditions of the Bolivian highlands and Amazonia, Canonge presents a performance consisting of various parts some of which are ritualistic in nature. For this unique presentation at the Glasshouse, and coinciding with the artist's return to NYC, people will be invited to participate in various forms becoming active agents of the performance.

Directions: 246 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (Between Scholes & Meserole)
Subway: J, M @ Hewes / L @ Lorimer / G @ Broadway

May 16 - 30
Month of Performance Art, Berlin -Germany
Various venues

Presentation of new projects created while residing in South America and the introduction of artists who identify themselves as Hispanic, Latin/o/a for the program PERFORMEANDO initiated in NYC in 2013.

Hector Canonge is an interdisciplinary artist whose work incorporates the use of new-media technologies, physical environments, cinematic and performative narratives. In his projects and performances, he explores and treats issues related to construction of identity, gender roles, and the politics of migration. Challenging the white box settings of a gallery, museum or intervening directly in public spaces, his performances mediate movement, endurance, and many times ritualistic processes contextualized by his own experiences and personal history. Some of his actions and carefully choreographed performances involve collaborating with other artists and interacting with audiences. His visual arts projects and performance work have been exhibited and presented in museums, galleries, alternative spaces and public areas in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

Hector Canonge
Interdisciplinary Artist, www.hectorcanonge.net



6. Tomislav Gotovac, FF Alumn, at Alexander Gray Associates, Manhattan, opening May 22

Tomislav Gotovac: Public and Intimate
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 6-8pm

Curator Gallery Talk: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 6pm

Curated by Zarko Vijatovic
Organized in conjunction with Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris and Tomislav Gotovac Institute, Zagreb.

Alexander Gray Associates presents its inaugural exhibition of Tomislav Gotovac (b.1937, Sombor, Kingdom of Yugoslavia, now Serbia - d. 2010, Zagreb, Croatia), featuring works in a variety of media that span five decades; emblematic of his transgression between public and intimate spaces. Gotovac was a multi disciplinary artist, considered the precursor of performance art in Croatia and former Yugoslavia; a pivotal figure in the development of the artistic avant-garde in Eastern Europe during the 1960s and 1970s.

Like his international contemporaries bridging performance and visual art forms, Gotovac approached his body as a readymade in the Duchampian tradition. In the early 1960s he began staging photographs of himself blurring the line between public and personal spheres which continued throughout his career. The work Zagreb I love you! (1981), performed in Zagreb's city center, expressed Gotovac's personal affection for his hometown, while publicly serving as an outcry for cultural recognition. Also on view are a series of early collages, including Tamara (1964), which further the artist's interest in urban life and cinematic editing principles. In these small-scale works, Gotovac accumulated traces of his personal life using objects he culled from shops and restaurants he frequented, including tram and theater tickets; bills; sardine cans; and paper wrappers.

Through his work Gotovac publicly shared his thoughts and life stories. One of the most representative works is Striptease (1976), a series of 20 photographs taken by the artist of his then-pregnant wife Zora as she undressed for the camera. In Rovinj (1975), a series of photographs titled after the Adriatic seaside town where Gotovac spent the summers, the artist appears nude as he poses for his wife's camera.

Tomislav Gotovac's artistic vision was strongly influenced by his assiduous lifelong passion for film. Cinema was his temple of knowledge, as well as a mirror in which he saw himself as both actor and viewer, as he aptly proclaimed: "when I open my eyes in the morning, I see a movie." In the 1960s he directed experimental films that made use of continuous repetition of images to reveal personal stories. Through his cinematic work Gotovac paid tribute to film directors such as Carl Theodor Dreyer, Rudolph Maté, and Jean-Luc Godard. Influenced by structural film, Gotovac created early examples such as Straight Line (1964); this homage to film director George Stevens transformed a short sequence from Stevens' A Place in The Sun (1951) into the theme for his entire film. The eponymous film Tomislav Gotovac (1996), a 59 second-long sequence, narrates Gotovac's entire life through a progression of images including personal photographs and documents.

Tomislav Gotovac's work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the United States. In 2003, he was the subject of a retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia. His work has been featured in institutions such as the New Museum, New York (2014); Museum of Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia (2014); Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz, Vienna, Austria (2013); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain (2013); Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest, Hungary (2012); Leopold Museum, Vienna, Austria (2012); Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France (2012); Musée d'art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Vitry-sur-Seine, France (2012); Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands (2011); and Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej Warszawie, Warsaw, Poland (2011). In 2011, he represented Croatia in the 54th Venice Biennale. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia; Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia; Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia; and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia.

About the curator
Zarko Vijatovic (b.1952), artist, curator and photographer based in Paris, holds a MA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Croatia. In 1988 he co-founded the group ViGo, along with Tomislav Gotovac, to generate art and ideas. Vijatovic documented Gotovac's performance work for over 20 years. From 1981 through 1991, Vijatovic was director of Salon Dom JNA Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia. Among his many research projects, he has curated exhibitions on Gorgona Group, Tomislav Gotovac, Julije Knifer, Mangelos, and Josip Vaništa, among others. He recently curated a solo exhibition of the work by Julije Knifer at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York.

Alexander Gray Associates is a contemporary art gallery based in New York. The gallery has established a profile for high-quality exhibitions focused on mid-career artists who emerged in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Influential in political, social and cultural spheres, these artists are notable for creating work that crosses geographic borders, generational contexts and artistic disciplines. Alexander Gray Associates is a member of the Art Dealers Association of America.

Alexander Gray Associates
510 West 26 Street, New York NY 10001 United States
Telephone: +1 212 399 2636
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11:00 AM - 6:00 pm
We now have a ground floor entrance. New building number (above)



7. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, at the Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Park, May 18-June 22, and more

Life As Material for Art and Vice-Versa
with Nicolás Dumit Estévez
at the Queens Museum
Sundays, May 18 - June 22
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a six-week seminar on performance art and art in everyday life!

Through a series of exercises, audiovisual presentations, and assignments, participants will undertake an observation of their everyday activities and use them to develop actions, performances, interventions, and experiences. Looking at the work of historical figures and collectives from the United States and the Americas, we will delve into the world of performance art and create pieces inspired by our day to day.

Nicolás Dumit Estévez is a performance artist born in the Dominican Republic. His work treads an elusive path that manifests itself performatively through experiences where the quotidian and art overlap. He has exhibited and performed extensively in the U.S. and abroad at venues such as Madrid Abierto/ARCO, Queens Museum of Art, the IX Havana Biennial, and PERFORMA. He has received mentorship from and collaborated with artist Linda Mary Montano. Estévez is the recipient of numerous awards and the author of various publications.

For more information please contact:
José E. Rodríguez at jrodriguez@queensmuseum.org, 718-592-9700 x135.
Nung-Hsin Hu at nung-hsin@queensmuseum.org, 718-592-9700 x133.

New New Yorkers and Queens Library Programs are supported by the Altman Foundation. Additional support provided by the Queens Library, Deutsche Bank, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and New York State Council on the Arts.


Noreene Mir interviews Nicolás Dumit Estévez for Radio 3, Radio Television Hong Kong, Hong Kong

During this Q and A Estévez discusses his involvement with the recent UNESCO Peace Festival in Hong Kong, as well as the actions and art and life experiences he developed in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina; and Calaf, Catlonia. Likewise, Estévez talks about his baptism as a Bronxite, his carnival performance in the Dominican Republic, and his upcoming involvement with El Museo del Barrio, New York.

Listen to the interview:



8. Richard Artschwager, John Baldessari, General Idea, Felix Gonzalez Torres, Dan Graham, Group Material, Louise Lawler, Robert Mapplethorpe, Matt Mullican, Jean Nouvel, Richard Prince, Julia Scher, Michael Smith, FF Alumns, at Centre Pompidou-Metz, France, opening May 23

New exhibition at Centre Pompidou-Metz
1984-1999. The Decade
From 24 May 2014 to 2 March 2015

Douglas Coupland's 1991 novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture paints the portrait of a generation of nomads, born between 1965 and 1977. These are the Baby Busts, the kidults, as opposed to the Baby Boomers. "X" refers to the anonymity of a new cultural category, conscious of its own burst and of the end of heroic tales. Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit is the obsession and soul of this generation of individuals whose life was marked by the advent of the Internet, the end of history and militancy, and the transition from the reproductive age to that of "unlimited" access. This generation is also the first to revive, in art, remembered stories of pioneers and explorers, all kinds of spectres and holograms, disincarnated toons, images of man's first steps on the Moon and Armstrong's distorted voice. Together they define new ways of relating to the world; new forms of experimentation, transgression and re-appropriation which go against earlier (counter-) revolutions. Over recent years, the generation question has been repeatedly raised on a global scale. Various publications, exhibitions and debates try to pinpoint the critical moment when informal networks of artists, independent curators, galleries, art centres, schools and magazines were formed. These situations laid the foundation for a new exhibition vocabulary, a new way of making art and being contemporary, where were growing play areas, real-time movies, times liberated from productivity. 1984-1999 tackles a decade that defies definition and disaffirms past attempts to do so. Beyond decennial retrospectives and compilations, it is a biographical space composed of objects, sounds, voices, images, reflections and sensations. Imagined by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, a major international artist, the exhibition scape presents itself as an intermediate space, between city and nature, inside and outside, day and night. The exhibition does not attempt to recreate an era nor to sanctify an ideal and lost age, but seeks instead to bring up to date the forms and procedures which anticipated today's artistic creation. Working from a survey of some of the 1990s' central figures, its purpose is to collect objects and sources which survived and inspired the decade, and to create new, non-hierarchical arrangements between art, literature, film, music, architecture and design. The exhibition is the mirror-image of the spirit of the 1990s, defined by François Cusset as "a world where 'young people' - those at least who reached adolescence in the mid- 1980s - faced with an abysmal critical void had to reinvent a means of desertion and inner exile, and make this void in some way inhabitable by shaping counter-worlds and more or less temporary autonomies - a dissolved world where being sad becomes a stand-in connection with the world and is even, as one of them says, 'the only way not to be completely unhappy'." A work edited by François Cusset (intellectual historian and lecturer in American Civilisation at Nanterre University) accompanies the exhibition.temporary autonomies - a dissolved world where being sad becomes a stand-in connection with the world and is even, as one of them says, 'the only way not to be completely unhappy'." A work edited by François Cusset (intellectual historian and lecturer in American Civilisation at Nanterre University) accompanies the exhibition.

Curator Stéphanie Moisdon, art critic and independent curator
Scenography based on an artistic project by Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster

Richard Artschwager, Alex Bag, John Baldessari, Vanessa Beecroft, Sadie Benning, Bernadette Corporation, Kathryn Bigelow, Bless, Henry Bond, Angela Bulloch, David Byrne, Leos Carax, Maurizio Cattelan, Roman Cieslewicz, Larry Clark, Francis Ford Coppola, Stan Douglas, Marguerite Duras, Peter Farrelly, Peter Fend, Abel Ferrara, Marco Ferreri, Peter Fischli & David Weiss, General Idea, Liam Gillick, Jean-Luc Godard, Felix Gonzalez Torres, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Douglas Gordon, Dan Graham, Group Material, Herzog & De Meuron, Thomas Hirschhorn, Carsten Höller, Winnie Holzman, Jonathan Horowitz, Pierre Huyghe, IFP, Cameron Jamie, Bernard Joisten, Neil Jordan, Pierre Joseph, On Kawara, Mike Kelley, Abas Kiarostami, Karen Kilimnik, Takeshi Kitano, Rem Koolhaas, Harmony Korine, Stanley Kubrick, Peter Land, Louise Lawler, Ange Leccia, Marc Leckey, David Lynch, Robert Mapplethorpe, Chris Marker, Paul McCarthy, Allan McCollum, Anne-Marie Mieville, Nani Moretti, Matt Mullican, Jean Nouvel, Cady Noland, Philippe Parreno, Raymond Pettibon, Richard Prince, Rob Pruitt & Walter Early, Harold Ramis, Pipilotti Rist, David Robbins, Éric Rohmer, Ugo Rondinone, Allen Ruppersberg, Julia Scher, Collier Schorr, David Shrigley, Michael Smith, Sonic Youth, Ettore Sottsass, Steven Spielberg, Georgina Starr, Sturtevant, Philippe Thomas, Leslie Thornton, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Lars von Trier, Rosemarie Trockel, Tsai Ming-Liang, Jean-Luc Verna, Peter Weir, Christopher Williams, Wong Karwai, Rémy Zaugg, Robert Zemeckis, Heimo Zobernig

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9. Jane Hamilton, Gloria Leonard, Candida Royalle, Annie Sprinkle, Veronica Vera, FF Alumns, at Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco, June 26

CLUB 90'S Sexuality Innovators To Be Awarded Degrees

On June 26, four former adult movie stars who have become innovators in diverse fields of human sexuality will each be awarded the degree Doctor of Human Sexuality from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (IASHS) in San Francisco. Jane Hamilton (aka Veronica Hart), Candida Royalle, and Veronica Vera will receive their degrees from Dr. Ted McIlvenna at the Institute. Gloria Leonard, who died in January, 2014 will receive her degree posthumously.

After a long and distinguished career in adult movies, working on both sides of the camera, Jane Hamilton now uses her expertise to educate women in the U.S. and China on issues of pleasure, aging and self-esteem. Candida Royalle created Femme Productions in 1984 and became known for pioneering erotic cinema from a woman's perspective, encouraging other women to follow her lead. Veronica Vera founded the world's first crossdressing academy Miss Vera's Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls, enriching the lives of trans people across the gender spectrum. Gloria Leonard debated some of the toughest anti-porn activists and toured college campuses as a self-described "stand up constitutionalist" enlightening students on the First Amendment. She was the first president of the Free Speech Coalition. In addition, all four women, plus Annie Sprinkle comprise Club 90, the first porn star support group, which began in 1983 and continues to this day. They credit the resulting deep and lasting friendship of their Club 90 sisters with helping to manifest their individual dreams and successes.

Annie Sprinkle was the first porn star to be awarded a Ph.D. which she earned from IASHS in 2002. Dr. Sprinkle will host the investiture and awards ceremony. The soon-to-be graduates will each present her life's work at the Institute's special "Days of The Divas" (June 24-26) as part of the curriculum. Most events are invited guests only, however, the afternoon of Thursday, June 26th will feature a "Days of the Divas Display-An Open House Meet & Greet & Show & Tell," that will display Club 90 archival materials and ephemera to which the public is cordially invited.

Founded in 1976 by Rev. Dr. Ted McIlvenna, the IASHS was the first to award advanced degrees in the newly emergent field of sexology that grew out of the sexual revolution. Wardell Pomeroy a colleague of Alfred Kinsey was appointed the school's first dean. (Chris O'Donnell portrayed him in the movie "Kinsey.") Says, Dr. McIlvenna, "These Divas personify, what has always been, a primary goal of the Institute which is to spread the truth of human sexual experience in all its complexities. To acknowledge the Divas' visionary work renews our shared commitment to that goal and helps assure our continued success."

For more information contact Ted McIllvenna at the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. 415-928-1133. Extention 23

Additionally, to reach the Divas for interviews and photos contact



10. Jane Dickson, FF Alumn, now online at clocktower.org

Clocktower Radio features a new interview and conversation between Jane Dickson, Coleen Fitzgibbon, and Becky Howland about their involvement in the landmark art collective, COlab, and the key 1980 Real Estate Show which birthed the ABC No Rio cultural center.




11. Nina Kuo, FF Alumn, at Elizabeth St. at Canal St., Manhattan, May 17

May 17 -Pvt. Danny Chen. ceremony - dedication at Elizabeth and Canal St . - Join Street March and Dedication - 11-am to noon



12. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Viridian Artists, Manhattan, opening May 22

"Director's Choice: From Virtual To Actual II"

"Director's Choice" Artists from our 23rd International Juried Competition
Curated by Vernita Nemec

May 20-June 7, 2014
Opening reception Thursday, May 22, 6-8PM

Viridian Artists is pleased to present " Director's Choice: From Virtual To Actual ", art from the powerpoint presentation of our 23rd International Juried Competition. Curated by Vernita Nemec, this exhibit brings the actual art of that virtual presentation to the gallery walls. The exhibit continues from May 20 to June 7, 2014 with an opening reception Thursday, May 22, 6-8PM.

Viridian asks both the gallery director and the museum curator to act as jurors, showing the director's choices virtually in a power point presentation during the Juried Exhibition of the museum curator's choices. Viridian's style of duo-jurying, exposes the work of as many outstanding artists as possible. Though some works were chosen by both the museum curator and the gallery director, many new works were introduced by this process, demonstrating that curatorial choice is as much about the taste of the curator as the "quality" of the art.

Despite the popularity of the web and the fact that we are becoming more adept at looking at art on the web, seeing art in reality offers the viewer a much richer experience. All artists have a personal obsession that serves as a starting point in their search for ways in which to transform inner visions into reality. Transforming these inner realities into art becomes yet another translation of the virtual into the actual.

The political edginess of Craig Cheply's "100% Natural...", the quietness of Erika Gagnon's "Winterfield"; the directness of Steven Falks "Happiness Makes You Weep", the mystery inherent in Ellen Fisher's "Lost Toy 3"; the contrasted realities of Joshua Greenberg's "Abstract Landscape" and Eric Tomberlin's photograph of "Issaquah Highlands" all demonstrate the incredible varieties of creative expression and are just a few examples of the fascinating and unique visions of these artists' inner worlds.

As we all know, professional opinions vary widely regarding what is the "best" art, for in the end it is a question of taste, even in the eye of the professional. One of Viridian's most important missions is to provide meaningful exposure to under-known artists.


Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 12 - 6 p.m.
For further information please contact Vernita Nemec, Gallery Director
at 212.414.4040 or viridianartistsinc@gmail.com or view the gallery website: www.viridianartists.com



13. Mierle Laderman Ukeles, FF Alumn, spring 2014 events

Mierle Laderman Ukeles
Upcoming Events

Open Engagement

May 16-19, 2014
Various Locations

Keynote Speakers J. Morgan Puett and Mierle Laderman Ukeles

The 2014 Open Engagement conference is co-presented by the Queens Museum and A Blade of Grass, and takes place at the Queens Museum, New York Hall of Science, the Queens Theater, Immigrant Movement International, and various locations around New York.

Registration for Open Engagement 2014 is now closed and spaces are full, however, if you did not get a ticket and would like to attend, they can put your name on a waiting list. To do so, please email openengagement@gmail.com with "Wait List" as the subject.

Creative Time: Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Seven Work Ballets Discussion and Screening
Friday, May 16, 2014 from 2:30-4:00pm
59 East 4th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003

Since 1974, New York City-based organization Creative Time has collaborated with artists and others to present ambitious art projects in public spaces. This event celebrates the upcoming publication, Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Seven Work Ballets, Ukeles' first monograph to date. The event will feature an informal discussion between Ukeles and Kari Conte, and a screening of Snow Workers Ballet from 2012. The publication focuses on the artist's ballet works, and their proposals and realizations in the artist's words. These large-scale collaborative performances involved workers, trucks and barges and took place between 1983 and 2012 in Givors, Echigo-Tsumari, New York, Pittsburgh, and Rotterdam. This richly illustrated publication includes an interview with Shannon Jackson and Tom Finkelpearl, is edited and contains an essay by Kari Conte and is co-published by Sternberg Press, Kunstverein Amsterdam, Grazer Kunstverein and Krist Gruijthuijsen, in collaboration with Arnolfini and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts. Pre-registration is required. Registration is now closed.

Closing Keynote Presentation: Mierle Laderman Ukeles
Queens Museum Atrium
Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 7:30pm-9:00pm

From the program:
"Mierle Laderman Ukeles is a defining artist in the history of performance, feminist, and socially engaged art and has been the official artist in residence with New York City's Department of Sanitation for over three decades. Her work models possibilities of how an artist can create long-term, sustainable alternative contexts within which to situate and create their work."

Master Class led by Mierle Laderman Ukeles and Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
Queens Museum in the Queens Museum Theater
Monday, May 19, 2014 from 10:00am-2:00pm

artnet Artist Breakfasts: Mierle Laderman Ukeles

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 8:30am - 10:30am
The Woolworth, 233 Broadway, 26th floor, New York, NY 10279
FEE | Members $20

Join ArtTable for artnet Artist Breakfasts, a series of conversations with artists hosted in partnership with artnet. This month's Artist Breakfast features artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles in conversation with curator Kari Conte on the artists' forthcoming monograph Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Seven Work Ballets. The publication focuses on the artist's ballet works, and their proposals and realizations in the artist's words. These large-scale collaborative performances involved workers, trucks and barges and took place between 1983 and 2012 in Givors, Echigo-Tsumari, New York, Pittsburgh, and Rotterdam. This richly illustrated publication includes an interview with Shannon Jackson and Tom Finkelpearl, is edited and contains an essay by Kari Conte and is co-published by Sternberg Press, Kunstverein Amsterdam, Grazer Kunstverein and Krist Gruijthuijsen, in collaboration with Arnolfini and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts.



14. Priscilla Stadler, FF Member, at The Falchi Building, Long Island City, NY, opening May 15

Long Island City Arts Open 2014 features two installations by
Priscilla Stadler
You Are Here
collaboration with Richard Alomar
at Local Project's "In My Borough" at the Falchi Building
31-00 47th Ave., LIC
Opening Reception Thursday May 15, 5 - 7 pm
(exhibition open 24/7 through June 17)

Fragile City at Aurora - Three days only!
35-18 37th St, LIC
Friday May 16, 6 - 9 pm Opening Reception
Saturday May 17, 12 - 6 pm
Sunday May 18, 11am - 5pm



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