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Contents for May 23, 2014

1. Vito Acconci, Papo Colo, Richard Foreman, Alison Knowles, Linda Montano, Richard Shechner, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at Tribeca Cinemas, June 1, 3

"SEEWATCHLOOK - What do you see when you look at what you watch?"
12th Brazilian Film Festival Of New York - Inffinito Festival Circuit
Tribeca Cinemas (54 Varick St.) on June 1st, 8:30pm (Sunday) and June 3th, 6:30pm (Tuesday)

"SEEWATCHLOOK - What do you see when you look at what you watch?" is a documentary on the challenges to create a show in NYC - the first to be watched from the High Line Park - from the perspective of Brazilian artist Michel Melamed and then the boundaries between reality and fiction.

Audio, cameraman, screenwriter and director: Michel Melamed

Film Editor: Nina Galanternick, edt. and Michel Melamed

Post-production: Alexandre Seara

Producers: Bianca De Felippes, Marcelo Maia and Michel Melamed

Cast: Michel Melamed, Bruna Linzmeyer, Alicia Giangrisostomi, Camila Campos, Emily Carpenter, Everett Goldner, Isabelle Zufferey Boulton, Joyce Miller, Juan Castano, Marcello Padilla, Noah Schultz, Sara Pauley, Tjasa Ferme, Gabriel Bortolini, Estelle Parsons, Richard Schechner, Richard Foreman (Ontological-Hysteric Theater), Jim Nicola (NYTW), Vallejo Gantner (PS 122), Kristin Marting (Here), John Collins (Elevator Repair Service), Martha Wilson (Franklin Furnace), Peter Goldfarb, Kevin Cunningham (3LD), Anita Durst (Chashama), Alison Knowles, Papo Colo (Exit Art), Vito Acconci, Linda Montano, Anne Cattaneo, Bill Bragin and Anne Cattaneo (Lincoln Center) and other special guests

Language: English and Portuguese
Subtitles: English
Runtime: 79 minutes
Year: 2014



2. Sydney Blum, FF Alumn, at Kim Foster Gallery, Manhattan, opening June 5

Sydney Blum "Fuzzy Geometry" sculpture exhibition at Kim Foster Gallery, 529 West 20 St., NYC June 5-July 3, opening June 5, 6-8 pm.

KIM FOSTER GALLERY529 West 20 New York, N Y 10011 T: 212.229.0044 www.kimfostergallery.com info@kimfostergallery.com
Sydney Blum
Fuzzy Geometry
June 5 - July 3, 2014 Reception: Thursday, June 5th, 6 - 8 pm

We are pleased to announce our new exhibition by Sydney Blum titled Fuzzy Geometry. This series is informed by the mathematics of "fuzzy geometry" where spatial coordinates become a variable with a range of value, rather than being defined by a discrete singular location in space. The points can be more or less, plus or minus. The result being an ill defined shape with non-crisp boundaries, a nesting of geometric forms contracting and expanding offering a sense of continuum and interrelatedness, as well as tolerance for uncertainty and an indefiniteness to the space.

Despite the implications of the word "fuzzy" the mathematics is constrained by a rigor and discipline of its own. Blum, however, is interested in the visual and physical playing out of the concept beyond the mathematical formula. She is interested in a broader definition of visual space--the visual play, the tactile components, the influence of color, boundaries, beginnings and endings, contraction and expansion, complexity and entropy. In sum, she is interested in the interplay between conceptual formalism and the intuitive experience of the artwork.

This series of sculptures, Fuzzy Geometry, works to define space within concentrated dimensions, creating a chaotically ordered and increasingly focused energy with an intrinsic symmetry. The forms are built with colored synthetic hair that is tightly wrapped with fine wire around heavier wire grid substructures and interior grids. Blum has restricted the forms to familiar geometric shapes where the forms within forms direct the eye back and forth, from outer to interior space, interior to exterior space - a contraction and expansion. The repetitive work of wrapping the hair gives Blum a sense of time standing still. The hair in its fuzziness softens the edges of the layers and confuses the eye by forcing it to focus and refocus, while the grid and the geometric shapes contain the disturbance and reinforce the boundary. This sets up a vibration both within the form and color range. The structure and repetition, and the need to focus and refocus lead to an immersion into the form. The layers create a fuzzy "betweenness" which is an elemental notion of fuzzy geometry. The exploration of this geometry uses an intuitive and casual logic that results in defining an awkward space, generating a discomfort where things wobble between too loose or too tight, asking how far the concept might be stretched before references are lost.



3. Ann-Marie LeQuesne, FF Alumn, at AC Institute, Manhattan, May 29-July 26

If you happen to be in New York between May 29th and July 26th, please come to the Gallery!

AC Institute
547 W. 27th St, #210
New York, NY 10001
2nd Floor

Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat: 1-5pm, Thurs: Open until 8pm for special events.

There will be a rolling programme of videos:

Thurs. May 29 - Wed. June 18 - Fanfare for Crossing the Road
Thurs. June 19 - Wed. July 2 - To:
Thurs. July 3 - Wed. July 16 - Encore, News, Hive, Reading on the Train
Thurs. July 17 - Sat. July 26 - Double Exposure, Crescendo Videos

Best wishes,
Ann-Marie LeQuesne
AC Institute



4. Claudia DeMonte, FF Alumn,a t Five Points Gallery, Torrington, CT, opening May 23

Claudia DeMonte "A Woman's Work is Never Done"

FIVE POINTS GALLERY, May 22- June 21st, Opening May 23rd, 6pm

33 Main St,

Torrington, CT



5. Dan Graham, FF Alumn, at Valley of Rhododendrons , Trivero, Italy, opening May 31

Dan Graham
Two Way Mirror /
Hedge Arabesque
From May 31, 2014
Opening: Saturday, May 31, 2:30pm

Valley of Rhododendrons (Oasi Zegna)
Provincial Road n.232
13835 Trivero (BI)

Lecture: Thursday, May 29, 5pm
Salone d'Onore, Triennale
Viale Alemagna 6
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ALL'APERTO, the public art project of Fondazione Zegna curated by Andrea Zegna and Barbara Casavecchia, celebrates its sixth edition with two joint events.

Dan Graham will discuss his work for ALL'APERTO during a public Lecture at Triennale, in Milan, on May 29 in conversation with the curators and Joseph Grima.

Two Way Mirror / Hedge Arabesque (2014), a new permanent site-specific work by Graham, will be inaugurated in Trivero (Biella, Italy) on May 31 in the presence of the artist.

Two Way Mirror / Hedge Arabesque is a free-standing outdoor pavilion in steel and glass, dissected by a high hedge in yew. The two-way mirror has a unique optical property: one side is transparent, the other reflects light. By adopting curvilinear profiles and assembling the plates so as to multiply refractions and overlapping images, Graham subverts the mechanisms of visibility/invisibility associated with this material, often used for the facades of corporate buildings. Inside his pavilions, visitors are captivated by a kaleidoscopic game of mirrors and self-reflections. "My work is always about how viewers see themselves," says Graham.

The pavilion is located in the Valley of Rhododendrons of Oasi Zegna, renowned for its spectacular spring bloom: a scenario both natural and artificial, as created and redesigned by two masters of Italian landscape architecture, Piero Porcinai and Paolo Pejrone. The choice of this location relates to Graham's longstanding interest in landscape architecture, as public manifestation of the interactions between art, architecture, environment and audience.

His first pavilions, created in the eighties, like Two Adjacent Pavilions (1982, documenta VII, Kassel) were the result of the artist's studies on historic gardens. Octagon for Münster (1987, Skulptur Projekte, Münster) recreated the volumes of an ancient gazebo, by reflecting the idyllic scenery of the city park. In the essay "Garden as Theater as Museum" (1988), Graham interprets the Renaissance gardens as the first museums of Western history. With works such as Two-Way Mirror Punched Steel Hedge Labyrinth (1994-6, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA), the artist cites the Baroque hedge mazes, as well as the usage of the hedge as device that delineates private territories in the residential architecture of the suburbs-another major theme for Graham's research. Until November 2, the artist presents Hedge Two Way Mirror / Hedge Arabesque (2014) a new pavilion for the Roof Garden Commission of the Metropolitan Museum in New York, in collaboration with the Swiss landscape architect Günther Vogt.

The catalogue will be published and distributed by Mousse, with texts by Anna Zegna, Andrea Zegna and a conversation between Dan Graham, Barbara Casavecchia and Joseph Grima (former Domus editor and cofounder of the design research collaborative Spacecaviar).

Dan Graham was born in Urbana, Illinois, USA, in 1942. He lives and works in New York. Currently, the De Pont Museum in Tilburg, the Netherlands, is hosting a Graham's retrospective titled Models and Beyond. In 2009, Beyond, a major retrospective, toured from the MOCA in Los Angeles, to the Whitney Museum in New York and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. In 2001-2, Dan Graham, Works 1965 - 2000 was hosted by the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville in Paris, Kröller - Müller Museum in Otterlo, The Netherlands, and Kiasma in Helsinki. Graham has participated in numerous biennials of Venice (1976, 2003, 2004, 2005), documenta V, VI , VII, IX , IX and X in Kassel (1972, 1977, 1982, 1992 and 1997), and the Sculpture Project in Münster (1987, 1997).

ALL'APERTO is an initiative of Fondazione Zegna, a non-profit institution that since 2000 supports cultural, social, medical and environmental projects for communities in different parts of the world. ALL'APERTO develops in Trivero (BI) a series of site-specific permanent artworks, relating to the territory and its inhabitants. Previous editions involved Daniel Buren (2008), Alberto Garutti (2009), Stefano Arienti (2011), Roman Signer (2012), and Marcello Maloberti (2013).

ALL'APERTO is under the patronage of the Municipality of Trivero and the Region of Piedmont.

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6. Joseph Nechvatal, FF Alumn, at Galerie Richard, Paris, France, May 30-June 24

prOtOcOls nOn
May 30 - June 24, 2014
74, rue de Turenne 75003 Paris

Joseph Nechvatal, in a solo show at Galerie Richard, is presenting a series of recent paintings on velvet titled prOtOcOls nOn (nO rules).

In lieu of vernissage, there will be a public drink in the gallery on Saturday June 7th (18-21hr)

prOtOcOls nOn is a show of eight lush velvety canvases that are formed from the artistic manipulation of intimate body imagery, processed through custom a-life software.

The idea behind prOtOcOls nOn poeticly links the most upper and lower human orifices to the inhuman cosmos. The paintings visually suggest that this includes the connecting of the open black universe with the pink velvety intimate openings to the human body in a spirit of imaginative audacity and erotic spirituality.

e-mail: paris@galerierichard.com WWW.GALERIERICHARD.COM 74, rue de Turenne 75003 Paris tel: 01-43-25-27-22



7. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Ceres Gallery, Manhattan, May 24

Vernita Nemec, also known as N'Cognita to honor underknown artists, has presented more than 70 performance artworks in the United States, Hungary, Japan, Ireland, Germany, Mexico and France, including guerrilla performances at the Pompidou Museum in Paris and Documenta 13 in Kassel. Butoh adapted forms an important aspect of her performance work. often solo or in conjunction with a musician incorporates voice, transformation, drawn from autobiography and personal revelation was selected for the 2nd time by Movement Research at Judson Dance Theater.
Cat Casual, Okie in Queens by way of Louisville. Guitar/vocal for Cat Casual and the Other Lovers This is the first time N'Cognita & Cat Casual have performed together.
Nemec's visual art is in the collections of MOMA, the Savaria Museum in Hungary, Sylvia Sleigh Collection of Feminist Art@Rowan University, Asian American Art Center, Franklin Furnace, Fairfax Hospital in Viirginia, Groupa Junij, Belgrade and many private collections. Wikipedia includes Nemec as one of 3 environmental artists in the WEAD Directory. She is also the director of Viridian Artists Inc.

& musician CAT CASUAL present
with the photography of Masayo Nishimura



8. Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, now online at arttimesjournal.com/art/Art_Essays/may

Franc Palaia, FF Alumn, has an article and photographs published in the May on-line issue of Art Times. The article is on Franc's recent trip to Cuba entitled,. "Murals and Street Art in Cuba 2013". There have been many books and magazine profiles on Cuba but no one has created a body of photographs that focuses on recent Cuban murals, graffiti and street art. Most of the photos were made in Havana with a few outside the city in the province of Pinar Del Rio. Some of the photos are of recent JR photo murals, part of his "Heroes of the World" series and many international writers. One mural entitled, "Dos Hermanos" in Vinoles measures 340' high and 550 feet long, probably the largest mural in the world. Art Times- arttimesjournal.com/art/Art_Essays/may-14-franc-palaia/murals-and-streets-of-havana-cuba.html



9. Alastair Maclennan, FF Alumn, at Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, Ireland, June 17-19

Performance Art: Personal Rituals of/for Postmodern Times.
Practical Laboratory of Performance Art

Alastair Maclennan & Elvira Santamaría

Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast,
Tue 17th to 19th June, with final presentations on Fri 20th June

Beyond a form of art, performance art is the practice of personal values as well as a relational expression of our times. The existence of the artist/person is made manifest by the aesthetic acts he/she proposes.

In this 3 day practical lab/seminar we intend to observe aspects of the construction of the artist's/ person´s concepts, values, strategies, etc., engaging issues of: personal risk, identity and it's constructions, individual versus (?) the collective, questions re ethics/aesthetics... and other themes which emerge during the practical lab/seminar.

Alastair MacLennan proposes exploration through diversity of physical activity. Focus will reside in developing and activating concentration, intention, insight, innovation, flexibility, adaptability...and 'being in the moment'.

Elvira Santamaría will propose some exercises according to emerging concerns expressed during the practical lab/seminarprocess and will give some historical references to the topics, ways and statements expressed in individual works and concerns.

We will engage both individual and group performances, involving private/public, social/cultural considerations, using the whole group of participants as a teaching/learning unit, offering feedback, as appropriate. References will be from Art and Life, negotiating actuality in the 'here and now'.

The Public Presentation, on Friday, 20th June, at the Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast, will be of simultaneous showing of participants' final solo performances...(+)


Each participant should bring several objects (5 to 10) which have a particular significance to him/her, which he/she could use in performances.
Each participant should bring sufficient casual clothing and footwear to move around easily in.
Each participant should bring a short 3 minute presentation of his/her performance art work, or any other artwork, in CD or DVD format... or other imagery, to show an aspect (briefly), of his/her recent creativity to the group.

Dates and Times: Workshop: Tue to Thur, 11.00hrs to 16.00hrs.
Presentations: Fri 16.00hrs to 18.00hrs
Cost: The cost of the Workshop will be £50. This price includes a light lunch.
Booking: To book your place, please contact Brian Patterson either at bbeyond@europe.com or 07968643871

e-mail: bbeyondlive@gmail.com
Mobile: 07968643871.
Skype: brian_patterson1



10. John Baldessari, Mona Hatoum, Yoko Ono, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, FF Alumns, at Musee d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourgh, July 12-Oct. 12

Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950
12 July-12 October 2014

Mudam Luxembourg
Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean
3, Park Dräi Eechelen
L-1499 Luxembourg-Kirchberg

T +352 45 37 85 1
F +352 45 37 85 400

Destruction has played a wide range of roles in contemporary art-as rebellion or protest, as spectacle and release, or as an essential component of re-creation and restoration. Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950, on view at Mudam Luxembourg from July 12 through October 12, 2014, offers an overview, if by no means an exhaustive study, of this central element in contemporary culture. Featuring approximately 90 works by nearly 40 international artists, and including painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, film, video, installation and performance, the exhibition presents many of the myriad ways in which artists have considered and invoked destruction in their process.

While destruction as a theme can be traced throughout art history, from the early atomic age it has become a pervasive cultural element. In the immediate post-World War II years, to invoke destruction in art was to evoke the war itself: the awful devastation of battle, the firebombing of entire cities, the dropping of the atomic bombs on Japan, and, of course, the Holocaust. Art seemed powerless in the face of that terrible history. But by the early 1950s, with the escalation of the arms race and the prospect of nuclear annihilation, the theme of destruction in art took on a new energy and meaning. In the decades since, destruction has persisted as an essential component of artistic expression. Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950 offers an overview of this prevalent motif.

Many of the earlier works in the exhibition directly record nuclear bombs or their aftermath, or use such documentation as a starting point for broader commentary. The use of found film, television, and photography as a source expanded more widely in the 1960s as the importance of media coverage of disasters on a cataclysmic or everyday scale increased. Other artists adopted more conceptual or symbolic approaches to address the potential for destruction in the world or as a reaction to social conventions. Destruction has also been employed as a means of questioning art institutions or challenging the very meaning of art itself. In many of the artworks on view, regardless of time period, medium, or intent, the desire to control destruction or to emphasize the integral relationship between construction and destruction is central.

But whether as rebellion or protest, as spectacle and release, or as an important facet of re-creation and restoration, it is apparent that for generations of artists internationally, destruction has served as an essential means of considering and commenting upon a host of the most pressing artistic, cultural, and social issues of our time.

Artists: Ai Weiwei, Roy Arden, John Baldessari, Walead Beshty, Monica Bonvicini, Mircea Cantor, Vija Celmins, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Bruce Conner, Luc Delahaye, Thomas Demand, Sam Durant, Harold Edgerton, Dara Friedman, Ori Gersht, Jack Goldstein, Douglas Gordon, Mona Hatoum, Larry Johnson, Yves Klein, Michael Landy, Christian Marclay, Gordon Matta-Clark, Steve McQueen, Gustav Metzger, Juan Muñoz, Laurel Nakadate, Yoshitomo Nara, Arnold Odermatt, Yoko Ono, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Pipilotti Rist, Thomas Ruff, Ed Ruscha, Joe Sola, Jean Tinguely, Shōmei Tōmatsu, Jeff Wall, Andy Warhol

Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950 is organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, in association with Mudam Luxembourg and Universalmuseum Joanneum/Kunsthaus Graz and is curated by Kerry Brougher and Russell Ferguson.

The international tour of Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950 received major funding from the Terra Foundation for American Art, and is also made possible through generous support from the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and the Japan Foundation.

Main partner of the exhibition at Mudam Luxembourg: SES



11. Ann Hamilton, FF Alumn, elected to American Academy of Arts and Letters

Congratulations to Ann Hamilton on being elected an Academy Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters



12. Jenny Snider, FF Alumn, receives American Academy of Arts and Letters Award

Congratulations to Jenny Snider, FF Alumn, on receiveing an Artrs and Letters Award in Art 2014 and also on having her art purchased by the Academy



13. Adrianne Wortzel, FF Alumn, at The Women's International Study Center, Santa Fe, NM, thru June 23

Adrianne Wortzel, FF alum, will be a Scholar-in-Residence at The Women's International Study Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico from May 26-June 23, 2014.
The mission of the Women's International Study Center is to interpret the lives and advance the contributions to the arts, sciences, cultural preservation and business.
Ms. Wortzel will research and create development plans for her project "The Eye of the Storm has the Warmest Temperature" -a multimedia performance production emerging from the story of Edith Warner and her teahouse at the crossroads of the worlds of the San Ildefonso Pueblo and The Manhattan Project in the1940s. In 2012, Wortzel was one of five artists chosen to participate in Science and Research Collaborations, initiated as part of ISEA2012, with Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories and the University of New Mexico.



14. Robin Tewes, FF Alumn, receives 2014 Teaching Excellence Award, Pace University, Manhattan

Robin Tewes Honored with Inaugural
Teaching Excellence Award

Professor Robin Tewes was honored with the 2014 Teaching Excellence Award for Part-Time Faculty for Pace University's New York City campus.

Professor Tewes teaches art in Dyson College of Arts & Sciences. She received a master's of science in teaching (MST) Visual Arts degree from the School of Education at Pace in 2012. The Teaching Excellence Award for Part-Time Faculty is a brand new award for Pace University's academic community. The Office of the Provost and the Union of Adjunct Faculty at Pace jointly announced the creation of the award in November 2013, to recognize the critical role part-time faculty play in providing high quality teaching to Pace students from a strong pool of nominations. The award was designed to recognize the very best part-time faculty and to convey our appreciation.
Robin is an internationally renowned artist who has been very successful in integrating her exceptional professional expertise into the classroom experience.



15. Ann-Marie LeQuesne, FF Alumn, at AC Institute, Manhattan, opening May 29

Ann-Marie LeQuesne: Fanfare for Crossing the Road

May 29 - June 18, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 29, 6-8pm

This event is free and open to the public.
Ann-Marie LeQuesne stages performances with groups of people in public places. Her invitation to participate is an open one. The actions are simple, but are often disrupted or altered by their location. LeQuesne invites both the participation of her collaborators and the attention of those passing by. The action is then filmed or photographed, becoming material for a subsequent restaging from the documentation.
Fanfare for Crossing the Road is an international project that adds ceremony to a common event. Ann-Marie LeQuesne asked musicians, who were dressed in uniforms and positioned beside the traffic lights, to mimic the digital acoustic crossing sounds that signal to the blind when to cross.
The work began in the spring of 2011 in front of the Albert Memorial in London. It has since been performed in Helsinki, Lisbon, Cardiff and New York.
Ann-Marie LeQuesne will feature different videos every two weeks at the AC Institute through July 26, 2014. For more information, please visit our website at www.artcurrents.org.


LeQuesne grew up in the United States, but has lived most of her life in the United Kingdom. She has a wide range of experience in collaborative performances, including events in the Tate Modern, the Tate Britain, a performance at the Arsenal Football Grounds, and a staged event on an icebreaker in the Arctic Circle.

In 2012 LeQuesne was funded by Franklin Furnace Foundation to present Fanfare for Crossing the Road - New York. Fanfare for Crossing the Road - Cardiff was commissioned by O:4W, the 4th Wall Film Festival. In March 2014 she exhibited You Are Here - The Annual Group Photograph, 1997-2014, at the Museum of the Photographic Archive in Lisbon.

LeQuesne has received funding from Arts Council England, The British Council, The Arts and Humanities Research Board, London Arts, and the Royal College of Art. She was made a fellow of the Royal College of Art in 2009.


AC Institute 547 W. 27th St #210 New York, NY 10001
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat: 1-5pm Thurs: 1-8pm for special events

Contact: AC Institute, Holly Crawford
Email: info@artcurrents.org



16. Larry List, FF Alumn, at World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis, MO, thru Sept. 21

Cage & Kaino: Pieces and Performances is an exhibition presented by Guest Curator Larry List at the World Chess Hall of Fame, Saint Louis, accompanied by rare live performances of the work of 20th-century composer John Cage and contemporary multimedia artist Glenn Kaino.

Influenced by Marcel Duchamp, Cage and Kaino each created works inspired by their fascination with chess. Cage's classic 1968 Reunion performance uses chess play to spontaneously compose and conduct unique musical performances, while in Kaino's 2007 Burning Boards event the chess pieces made of burning candles force thirty-two players to confront time and chance.

Gallery visitors may play on a working replica of Cage's Reunion chessboard, which has electronic music inputs provided by Kaino invitees Herb Alpert, Kim Gordon (Body/Head & Sonic Youth), Mark Mothersbaugh (DEVO) and the collective YACHT. Kaino's One Hour Paintings, portraits of grandmasters surround his monumental Learn to Win or You Will Take Losing for Granted chess board, which features pieces bronze cast from the artist's own hands.

Both John Cage and Glenn Kaino were fascinated with chess play and drew inspiration from the work of Marcel Duchamp. They each grew up in Los Angeles and had roots in Japanese culture-Kaino, growing up in the Japanese-American community; Cage as a devoted student of Zen. Both were inventor-type creators who worked seriously in visual arts, music production, and public performance using the newest technological means available. Their performances were social opportunities to gather together the people with whom they most liked to spontaneously commune and create.

On May 15th a performance of Cage's Reunion was presented with his long-time artist/friends and chess partners William Anastasi and Dove Bradshaw confronting each other over the chess board, followed by games played by prominent Grandmasters Maurice Ashley, Ben Feingold, Yasser Seirawan and Jennifer Shahade. Saint Louis area electronic musicians Nathan Cook, Greg Farough, Adaron Jackson, and Mark Sarich provided 16 channels of musical input into the chess board.

In late August (final date to be announced) List and the Hall of Fame will present Kaino's Burning Boards performed by a nationwide roster of prominent artists, writers, musicians, and chess masters.

Guest Curator Larry List has organized such projects as Found Language (Franklin Furnace); The Imagery of Chess Revisited (Noguchi Museum and Menil Collection); and SKIN TRADE, with Martha Wilson (PPOW). He is currently working on projects about Surrealist Man Ray, Fluxus artist Takako Saito, and Minimalist Carl Andre.

The World Chess Hall of Fame is a non-profit institution dedicated to enhancing public appreciation of art, history, and chess. For more information about this and other WCHOF projects please visit http://www.worldchesshof.org/exhibitions/exhibit/cage-kaino-pieces-and-performances/



17. Edward M. Gómez, FF Alumn, now online at hyperallergic.com

Greetings, friends and colleagues:

For your info, my article about the Chicago-based filmmaker Leslie Buchbinder's new documentary, Hairy Who and the Chicago Imagists, has just been published in the online arts-and-culture magazine Hyperallergic.

You can find it here:


This film looks at the history and impact of some very lively but still less well-known (outside Chicago) art movements of the 1960s and 1970s. They emerged and flourished in a great American city that was full of blues music, folk and self-taught artists, imaginative and influential art teachers, and a spirit of engagement and playful subversion that was very different from the self-consciously cool stance of East Coast pop art.

The final cut of Buchbinder's film will have its première at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, next Tue May 20. Then it will be screened at numerous film festivals and art venues in the U.S.A. It's expected to go into more general release later this year.

I send you all best wishes...


Senior editor, RAW VISION (U.K.)
New York Correspondent, ART & ANTIQUES (U.S.A.)

Critic, author and contributing writer/editor for Art in America, Art + Auction, ARTnews, the Brooklyn Rail, Hyperallergic.com, Metropolis, Sculpture, the Japan Times (Japan) and other publications



18. Terry Dame, FF Alumn, at Reverse Gallery, Brooklyn, May 29

Hello friends,
I have a nice gig happening this week, May 29th. Exciting new duos with Jessica Lurie and Leslie Ross. See all the details below and I hope to see you somewhere along the path. Enjoy the Spring!

Acoustic Formulae
Friday, May 29th 7:30pm
Reverse Gallery
REVERSE is located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
28 Frost Street 11211
I'll be performing an improvised duet with Leslie Ross, amazing musician, bassoon maker, instrument inventor. We will be performing on a specially designed interactive performance platform.
"Acoustic formulae" brings together a group of sound artists who work with formulas as outsets for improvisation. Tricot's (Thessia Machado and Merche Blasco) installationre(p)l(a)y is a sculptural platform that acts as a dynamic score instrument for the exchange of musical events in electroacoustic improvisation. Composed of a system of motors and pulleys, re(p)l(a)y allows artists/musicians to exchange instructions and direct each other while playing.



19. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, upcoming events

Hi All!

As summer arrives and we look toward Fall, I just wanted to let you know the video of my most recent show LAY OF THE LAND has been uploaded on the PS 122 archive and can be used for your own syllabus pleasure!

This show that really dug at the post Prop 8 reality in the US is one of my favorite pieces. More of my shows will be available for free on the NYU Library Hemispheric Institute archive next year.

During 2014-15 I will be hitting all corners of the US as ever! Fall all over the Southeast (Including Texas) and NYC area. Winter back in the midwest. Tour schedule will be forthcoming later this summer.

Today is Harvey Milk's birthday today. The assassinated gay rights pioneer and leader would have been 84. Today at the White House there will be a ceremony at 3pm EDT to unveil the postage stamp that the US Postal Service is issuing to commemorate his life. Harvey would always talk about an archetypal gay kid in Altoona, PA who felt alone. Marriage Equality in Pennsylvania this week is a great birthday present for Harvey and to that queer kid in Altoona. You can watch the Harvey Milk stamp ceremony live at noon on White House website.http://www.frontiersla.com/frontiers-blog/2014/05/22/watch-the-harvey-milk-stamp-dedication-ceremony-live-at-noon

Here is link



20. Barbara Rosenthal, FF Alumn, at Underground Projects, Manhattan, May 31

Barbara Rosenthal, FF alum, performing "Frenchioletic" with Nicole Peyrafitte at Underground Projects, 215 E. 5th St, East Village, NY, NY, May 31, 7pm reception; 8pm performance.
performance by Nicole Peyrafitte & Barbara Rosenthal
Undercurrent Art Projects, 215 E. 5th St, NY, NY
Sat. May 31, 2014


IDIOLECTIC Conversation #1 : Frenchiolectic(c)
Nicole Peyrafitte (FR) & Barbara Rosenthal (USA) embark on a 20 minute Frenchiolectic(c) conversation. The focus is on the illusion of fluency in a shared language. The experiment truly reshuffles the norms of communicating & understanding through a foreign language. Barbara learned some French as a child, loves to use it but is always corrected. Nicole Peyrafitte is a native French speaker and she commits to have a conversation with Barbara Rosenthal in French without correcting her. The focus is on fluency of form rather than semantic content. Rosenthal has often said that much of her text-work comes from scepticism that all communication is mis-communication, so expect great hilarity and absurdity no matter what language you audience might speak.

Nicole Peyrafitte is a pluridisciplinary artist from southern France. Her mother tongue is French, & she is fluent in Spanish. She first learned English in high school & then moved to the USA in 1987. She took two years of German & over the last 10 years recovered her native Occitan Gascon language.www.nicolepeyrafitte.com/
Barbara Rosenthal is an American artist, writer and performer. Her language is English, but also speaks broken Italian, broken French, a smattering of Hebrew and Spanish, and about a dozen words each in Russian and Mandarin-Chinese.www.barbararosenthal.org

NO ENGLISH for either participants
Keep the flow of the conversation no matter if one understands or feels understood.

20 mn public performance conversation filmed
Showing of the filmed performance with a bilingual translation side by side



21. Tobaron Waxman, FF Alumn, at Videotage/Cattle Depot Artist Commune, Hong Kong, China, May 29


Videotage/Cattle Depot Artist Commune, Hong Kong
May 29, 1pm 'Sexuality and Dimsum'
Entrance is free
Please rsvp online: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1vQNiD6TGpcHhe3lwNgJN9-zMLY-UwkHixZGQDr6MR6o/viewform

Tobaron Waxman is a conceptual artist and curator based in Toronto and Brooklyn.
The 71st FACE is an a cappella endurance performance for the transsexual voice.

"A live, site-specific vocal performance in which I sing a cappella using the acoustics of the architecture. I shave my head and beard, and then carrying my hair in a bowl, I walk to specific locations in the building, each chosen for their unique architectural, acoustic qualities and resonances, where I sing a repertoire of songs in Yiddish, Hebrew and Aramaic about death and transformation." - Tobaron

The 71st FACE is part of the Wandering Scholars symposium, an interdisciplinary symposium about contemporary culture, art, media and scholarship that focuses on acts of "walking" and "wandering" as strategies of thought and expression.

Please visit www.videotage.org.hk for details
Red MiniBus︰
Sin Tat Plaza (先達廣場), MongKok to Tou Kau Wan, stop at China Gas Co.
3B / 5C / 5D / 11B / 11K / 12A / 21 / 61X /
85A / 85C /106



22. Jack Waters & Peter Cramer, Julie Tolentino, FF Alumns, at La MaMa Galleria, Manhattan, opening June 5

Jack Waters & Peter Cramer participate in Ephemera As Evidence - Visual AIDS Exhibition.
Ephemera As Evidence, curated by Joshua Lubin-Levy and Ricardo Montez for Visual AIDS, features the work of DL Alvarez, Kia Labeija, Vincent Chevalier, Rosson Crow, Luke Dowd, Chloe Dzubilo, Benjamin Fredrickson, Tony Just, Kevin McCarty, Nancer LeMoins, Charles Long, Ray Navarro & Zoe Leonard, Eric Rhein, Michael Slocum, Jack Smith, Hugh Steers, Julie Tolentino & Clit Club, Conrad Ventur, Jack Waters & Peter Cramer, James Wentzy and Jessica Whitbred.

June 5 - 29, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 5, 6-8 PM
La MaMa Galleria
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 1:00 - 7:30 pm
Free and open to the public



23. Babs Reingold, FF Alumn, at Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers Univ., Newark, NJ, thru July 24

Hi All,

I'm pleased to participation in "In-Site: The Creative Process in Plain View" at the Paul Robeson Galleries Rutgers - Newark.

350 Dr Martin Luther King Blvd
Newark New Jersey 07102
PH: 973-353-1610

Happy Summer!

Paul Robeson Galleries
The Creative Process in Plain View
May 22 - July 24, 2014
Main Gallery

How inspiration and process figure in the creation of artworks can be mundane or mysterious, profound or perfunctory. Unlike other shows, this is not an exhibition of completed artworks. This display is instead intended to provide insight into the creative processes of a number of contemporary artists, each of whom presents pictures, objects, equipment, tools, materials and substances that relate to his/her own unique creative process.
Viewing this exhibition will provide a small glimpse, some tiny insights, into the workings of the artistic mind.

Artists in this exhibition:
Manuel Acevedo, Terry Boddie, Nancy Cohen, Kevin Darmanie, Evonne Davis, Dahlia Elsayed, Jerry Gant, Matt Gosser, Gladys Barker Grauer, Diane June, Jessica Lagunas, So Yoon Lym, Gail Mitchell, David D. Oquendo, Roberto Osti, Nell Painter/Meena Alexander, German Pitre, Babs Reingold, Joseph Gerard Sabatino, Kevin Blythe Sampson, Adrienne Wheeler, and Beth Whitney.



24. Peter Baren, FF Alumn, publishes new book

book launch
18 MAY 2014
Book presentation of the recently published book Peter Baren: Blind Dates With The History Of Mankind. The book provides a detailed summary of the performance work of Peter Baren, who is considered one of the most prominent artists in the field of performance art in the Netherlands since the 1980s.
Teijin Auditorium, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
4 - 5:30 am
Entrance price to the museum + € 2.50 cover charge
Noodzakelijk. Stuur een email naar reservations@stedelijk.nl met uw volledige naam, email-adres, telefoonnummer en de datum waarop het programma plaatsvindt dat u wilt bezoeken.

Peter Baren: Blind Dates With The History Of Mankind, courtesy of the artist

During this afternoon, Marga van Mechelen, who also wrote an essay for the book, will introduce Baren's work. Her presentation will be followed by a poetry recital by Dalstar (Koos Dalstra) and a question-and-answer session between Baren and Alex de Vries.
Three authors, Marga van Mechelen, Bart Rutten and Alex de Vries, collaborated on the publication Peter Baren: Blind Dates With The History Of Mankind. These authors each explain Baren's work from the perspective of their own expertise. Van Mechelen discusses the place of Baren's oeuvre in performance art and its significance in terms of art history in the last decades of the twentieth century. In an interview with the artist, Rutten (curator Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam) focuses on the position and meaning of the work in the current artistic climate and international practice of art, of which Baren is a part. Finally, De Vries provides a personal interpretation of Baren's work from the point of view of his own involvement in performance, mime, and theater practice. De Vries is also the publisher of the publication, which contains a large selection of photographic material, descriptions of the performances, and plans of campaigns between 1980 and 2013.

The artist will be available to sign the book after the presentation.
Peter Baren studied at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam (1972-77). His first public performances took place during Frame Experiment in the Willem II factory (Den Bosch, 1980). This was followed by The Living Room (Amsterdam; De Fabriek, Eindhoven; and Galerie Alto, Rotterdam, 1981) and the WIRRA series with Koos Dalstra (1982-83). Baren's performance work was also exhibited on a large scale at international exhibitions, including CENTURY 87. Today's art face to face with Amsterdam's past, during Amsterdam Cultural Capital of Europe 1987 Points of Reference 38/88 (Steirischer Herbst, Graz, 1988). An act from Macbeth was designed and performed in the context of the Prix de Rome Art & Theatre (Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam, 1989). Other presentations and publications include HILLS+MILLS (Amsterdam/ Bratislava, 1992), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1993), The Living Room: Eine Amsterdamer Galerie und die Achtziger Jahre (Kunstverein Graftschaft Bentheim, Neuenhaus, 1995), CARESSING THE DIKE (DIJKWACHT. Art and poetry on the borders of Flevoland, 1996), and TransArt Communication (Cinema MIER, Nové Zámky and Mücsarnok, Palace of Exhibitions, Budapest, 1997).
His work has been exhibited at well-known performance festivals and platforms such as PERFO TIJD and PERFO 3 (Lantaren/Venster, Rotterdam, 1983 and 1985), the National Review of Live Art (The Midland Group, Nottingham, 1986 and Tramway, Glasgow, 2007), Shaffy Theater, Amsterdam (1986) Chisenhale Gallery en Dance Space, London (1988) POLYPHONIX 14, Parijs, Festival a/d Werf, Utrecht, Shedhalle, Zürich (1989) Franklin Furnace, New York (1990) Poltel Filmstudios, Katowice (1991). Recent performances appeared in Currency 2004: An International Festival of Contemporary Performance (New York, 2004), BLURRR 5 Biennial (Tel Aviv, 2005), LIVE! Bienniale (Vancouver, 2005), ASIATOPIA 10 (Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, Bangkok, 2008), Préavis de Désordre Urbain (Marseille, 2008 and 2009), 10th Open International Performance Art Festival (798 Art Zone, Beijing, 2009), "The manifold (after)lives of performance" (Frascati, Amsterdam 2009, a co-production of de Appel arts centre and STUK Leuven), Guangzhou Live (53 Art Museum, Guangzhou, 2010), and Transmuted (Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Mexico City, 2011).

Baren began the series Blind Dates With The History Of Mankind in 2013, and the first performances took place with Infr'action Venezia 2 during the 55th Venice Biennale.



25. Cary Peppermint, Elaine Tin Nyo, Bonnie Ora Sherk, FF Alumns, at Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, opening June 7

Cary Peppermint, FF Alumn, in FOODshed, at Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn/DUMBO, opening June 7, and Fermentation Workshop on June 21
FOODshed: An exhibition of upstate/downstate NY artists who work with food and agriculture, curated by Amy Lipton

Joan Bankemper/Black Meadow Barn; Joy Garnett; Habitat For Artists Collective (Simon Draper, Michael Asbill, Carmen Acuna, Dan McGinley, Brandon Cruz, Jessica Poser, Lisa Breznak and Sean Corcoran); Natalie Jeremijenko; Kristyna and Marek Milde; Peter Nadin/Old Field Farm; Leila Nadir + Cary Peppermint (EcoArtTech); Andrea Reynosa, Brooklyn Grange and Alloy; Bonnie Ora Sherk; Jenna Spevack; Susan Leibovitz Steinman/Mona Talbott; Tattfoo Tan; Elaine Tin Nyo; Linda Weintraub

Exhibition Dates: June 7 to July 27, 2014

Artists' reception: Saturday, June 7, 5pm-8pm
FOODshed: Agriculture and Art in Action focuses on sustainable agriculture, entrepreneurship, and artists' use of food as subject matter or medium. The exhibition and programming include 14 exhibiting artists in the gallery at Smack Mellon, 3 public projects in the nearby DUMBO community, as well as public workshops in collaboration with the artists in the exhibition. The gallery exhibition features artworks and inventive projects around agriculture and food that address farming as both activism and art form. Many of the artists in this exhibition are known for bringing community-specific issues into their work and are exploring the real-world implications of small-scale farming and raising community awareness about our food systems. Their varied practices include growing food, cooking food, raising animals for food, and engaging communities around local food production as well as instigating new artist-based economies. More info: http://smackmellon.org/index.php/exhibitions/upcoming/.
With collaborator Leila Nadir (and as part of EcoArtTech), Cary will be holding a fermentation workshop, June 21, 3:30pm:
OS Fermentation: Collaborative Hacks with Fruits, Vegetables, and Microbes
The workshop revives the ancient, natural, sustainable rituals of microbiological fermentation that provided our human ancestors with a method of food preservation, diverse intestinal flora, and a visually striking unfolding of carefully managed decomposition and death. More info available at www.ecoarttech.org/projects/edibleecologies.



26. Karen Shaw, FF Alumn, at Librairie Benoit Forgeot, Paris, France, thru June 8

Karen Shaw FF. Summantics, Librairie Benoit Forgeot, Paris, France opening May 27, 6:30. If you happen to be in Paris May 27 to June 8 please drop by and see my one person exhibition of work from the 70's to the present. Librairie Benoit Forgeot, 4 Rue de l'Odeon, Paris 75006

Karen Shaw



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