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Contents for July 29, 2014

1. Lynn Cazabon, FF Alumn, at The Point Campus for the Arts & Environment, The Bronx, Aug. 13

UNCULTIVATED ― a project by Lynn Cazabon
for the multi-site exhibition inClimate―

proudly presents:
Harvesting, Cooking and Eating Wild Plants with "Wildman" Steve Brill

Foraging Tour
When: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 11am-1pm
Where: The Point Campus for the Arts & Environment
1391 Lafayette Ave (corner of Edgewater Rd)
Bronx, NY 10474

Culinary Demonstration
When: Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 2-4pm
Where: The Point
940 Garrison Ave
Bronx, NY 10474

"Wildman" Steve Brill, world-renowned writer and naturalist, will enjoy center-stage in a chapter of artist Lynn Cazabon's project Uncultivated, created for the exhibition inClimate. It is hosted at The Point's two locations in the Bronx. Brill will lead one of his signature foraging tours, exploring The Point Campus for the Arts and Environment in search of edible wild plants, while sharing with the participants good harvesting techniques. At the culinary demonstration, which follows at The Point Café, Brill will use foraged plants, along with others harvested from the edible weed garden Cazabon created earlier in the summer with youngsters from The Point's after school program.

Brill will select recipes from his Wild Vegan Cookbook, enlisting audience members as sous chefs, for a meal to be shared by all. He will explain how to recognize the edible parts of wild plants, while revealing his techniques for making the most unlikely looking specimens delicious.

Uncultivated is one of seven works in inClimate: Climate Change Solutions, Awareness and Action, organized by curator Regina Cornwell, under the auspices of Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc. inClimate works are being presented in underserved neighborhoods in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens where they appear in public spaces in cooperation with community organizations or public schools. inClimate opened in June and continues through May 2015. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Compton Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation.

Both events are free and open to the public, but require an RSVP. For the Foraging Tour, please note that the number of participants is limited. Please email Agustina Bullrich, abullrich@inclimate.org, if you plan to attend one or both of these events.

For more information on Uncultivated and the inClimate exhibition see www.inclimate.org and www.facebook.com/inclimate

Press contact:
Agustina Bullrich, Project Coordinator
abullrich@inclimate.org 347.737.9422



2. Ron Littke, FF Alumn, kids filmmaking workshops, Jeffersonville, NY, Aug. 4-8

FF Alumn Ron Littke will teach two one week filmmaking workshops for kids the week of August 4th in Jeffersonville, NY.

Students will gain experience in scriptwriting, directing, acting for film, camera work, and editing as they make an original movie. KID FLIX (ages 8-12), and TEEN FLIX (12 and up) will be held Monday through Friday and meet at the Jeffersonville Library. Workshops will culminate in a public screening. Cost: $50/week. This project is made possible in part through a generous decentralization grant from the New York State Council for the Arts, and administrated through the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance. For more information and times see the website: www.icehouseartsny.org call 845-252-6583, or 718-768-4365, or email questions at: ron@icehouseartsny.org.



3. Paul McMahon, FF Alumn, summer news

Hey I'm in an art show in Great Barrington opening august 1 and a rock festival in Downsville on august 10th -link to facebook page


and the yasgur road festival on the 17th and I have a really nice place listed on airbnb


where you can both stay and put up an art show or enjoy the one that's up -I'm willing to give very good discounts to friends (and their friends lol).



4. Charles Yuen, FF Alumn, at Stephen Romano Gallery, Brooklyn, thru Aug. 30

Hi Friends,

I was a late addition to an interesting show at a new place in DUMBO, Stephen Romano Gallery. The name of the show is "Mysterium Cosmographicum", and runs until Aug. 30. So if you're in Dumbo this summer, stop on by.

Charles Yuen

Stephen Romano Gallery
111 Front St. suite 208
Brooklyn, NY
646 709 4725
wednesday - saturday 12 - 6pm



5. Patricia Miranda, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, July 25

The New York Times
N.Y. / Region
N.Y. / Region | Arts | Westchester
Putting the A in STEAM

JULY 25, 2014

An arrangement of test tubes containing color-coded genetic material; a wearable garden that purifies the air; an installation inspired by the periodic table - these artworks all incorporate components of STEM, an educational curriculum that is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. They are currently among more than 40 pieces on view in "Steam," a new exhibition at ArtsWestchester's Arts Exchange.

"Steam" takes its name from another educational movement, STEAM, which is STEM with the addition of the "A" for art. Championed by the Rhode Island School of Design and widely adopted by schools, businesses and policy makers, STEAM promotes the premise that innovation in the STEM subjects is enhanced through the arts. "Steam" fills the Arts Exchange with a diverse array of installations, videos and prints, all reflecting aspects of STEM, in their content, creation or both.

The exhibition was curated by Patricia Miranda, an artist and the founding director of Miranda Arts Project Space in Port Chester. In assembling "Steam," she turned to 31 artists whose practices are influenced by fields including medicine, ecology and subatomic physics.

Nevertheless, Ms. Miranda said, "This is an art show, not a science show. I wanted to show the depth of involvement that artists have with scientific disciplines." She noted that paint itself is produced through chemical processes. "Artists have always relied on technology," Ms. Miranda said.

One of the artists in the exhibition, Carl Van Brunt, relied on a fractal generator (a fractal is a repeating pattern) to create "North Star," in which mandala-like imagery is projected onto a circular clay sculpture. The results are cycling psychedelic patterns derived from what Mr. Van Brunt called "mathematical nature."

"It's like going for a walk with a fractal generator instead of a camera, and taking pictures of math instead of trees," he said.

William Meyer's "Portable Air Scrubber" is a transparent backpack housing air-purifying plants that are growing in a mound of dirt. Displayed on a mannequin, the backpack includes a breathing tube long enough to reach a wearer's mouth."What I am showing is a very complex system of earth microorganisms, chemistry and botany," said Mr. Meyer, who is also a landscape designer. "It's a sensory experience. You can even smell the earth."

The periodic table inspired an installation by Rebecca Kamen, "Divining Nature: An Elemental Garden." It is an assembly of 83 delicate sculptural forms made of shapes cut from white Mylar and stacked on fiberglass rods. Each of the shapes represents a naturally occurring element; they sprawl across the floor like spinning ballerinas and climb the wall in a spiral based on the Fibonacci sequence. "Divining Nature" includes an ethereal soundtrack composed by Susan Alexjander from atomic-wave frequencies. In her artist statement, Ms. Kamen described her piece as an exploration of the periodic table "as a bridge between art and science."
"First Light" (2012), by Joyce Yu-Jean Lee. Credit Joyce Yu-Jean Lee
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Several works in "Steam," which was organized in conjunction with Westchester Community College's Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill Extension, examine the impact of 21st-century technologies on society.

Sherry Mayo, the center's director, considers selfies and surveillance in her wall assemblage "Safe Haven." It is a grouping of five round self-portraits, five convex mirrors and five small surveillance cameras. The cameras are operational: Viewers of the work are being viewed.

Lise Prown and Curt Belshe comment on the prevalence of texting in their interactive installation "A New Dialect." One part of the piece is a Plexiglas box in which miniature 3-D printed figures in the act of texting are hunched over their devices; in front of that is an iPad where visitors can trigger augmented-reality images and audio addressing texting etiquette and culture. "We were responding to the changes that constant texting has caused in the way people relate to each other and even in their posture," Ms. Prown said.

There are other opportunities to interact with the artwork in "Steam." Gallerygoers can dance inside the Arts Exchange's former bank vault, where on one of the walls, Scott Fitzgerald's "Isopleth" will translate their movements into shifting displays of colored abstractions. They can stomp up and down the staircase between the first and second floors to "play" Chris Kaczmarek's "Stairs," which generates sounds and visuals determined by the speed, frequency and force of users' steps.

Visitors may be impressed by the degree and variety of knowledge the "Steam" artists have acquired to produce their work. For Ms. Miranda, this is evidence of the similarity between artists and scientists. "Both are involved in deep inquiry," she said. "The results are quite different, but the fascination and the research and the extensive questioning are parallel."

One of the least overtly technological pieces in "Steam" is Katherine Jackson's "Where Am I Going if Not Toward You." It consists of two lens-like glass disks set back to back. Twenty-one inches in diameter, it is sandblasted with the words of its title written backward, forward and upside down, etched lines of text radiating from the center like vibrating bicycle spokes. The circle is suspended in front of an upstairs window, its rim illuminated by LED bulbs. "It references technology more than using it," Ms. Jackson said. "It's a wheel, but how far can a glass wheel go?"

"Steam" runs through Aug. 16 at ArtsWestchester's Arts Exchange, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 5 p.m. For more information: (914) 428-4220 or artsw.org/steam.

A version of this article appears in print on July 27, 2014, on page WE9 of the New York edition with the headline: Putting the A in STEAM.



6. Franc Palaia, Norm Magnusson, FF Alumns, at WFG Gallery, Woodstock, NY, thru Sept. 14

Franc Palaia, FF Alum is included in a group show at the WFG Gallery in Woodstock, NY entitled, re:Purpose. Curated by Norm Magnusson. The show includes artists who use unconventional materials to make art.

artists: Dina Bursztyn, James Charles, David Goldin, Lenny Kislin, Norm Magnusson, Laura Moriarity, Franc Palaia, Molly Rausch, Robert The, Carl Van Brunt.
Show dates: July 26 - Sept. 14, 2014. Opening Sat. July 26.
WFG Gallery, 31 Mill Hill Rd, Woodstock, NY 845-679-6003. WFG gallery@gmail.com

Franc will be showing his suitcase light boxes.



7. Shirin Neshat, FF Alumn, now online at blouinartinfo.com

An interview with Shirin Neshat, FF Alumn, is now online at


Thank you.



8. Richard Prince, FF Alumn, at Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria, thru Oct. 5

Richard Prince
It's a Free Concert
July 19-October 5, 2014

Kunsthaus Bregenz
6900 Bregenz


There are countless texts, books, and exhibition catalogues about Richard Prince (b. 1949) as well as texts he has authored for his own publications and those of other artists. Gaining any overview of his exhibition activities is a challenge. Nevertheless, though his work has been widely shown, Richard Prince remains an enigmatic artist. Even though his artistic approaches remain opaque, his Cowboys, Nurses, and Jokes are renowned within contemporary art. Richard Prince first came to attention at the end of the 1970s for re-photographing advertisements. Fashionable lifestyles pervade the artist's early photographic works. A decade later his Marlboro Cowboys achieved cult status and were amongst the highlights of the group exhibition That's the Way We Do It at Kunsthaus Bregenz in 2011.

American popular culture and social milieus have provided his work's predominant imagery, encompassing painting, photography, sculpture, and installation. These include various subcultures such as rockers and their Girlfriends.

Amongst his most popular paintings are the Jokes and Cartoons, in which jokes are screen-printed on canvas. Prince has conceived his exhibition It's a Free Concert especially for Kunsthaus Bregenz. Many works on display will be receiving exposure to a wider public for the first time. The title is a leitmotif permeating the whole display. Associations to popular and subculture, rock and pop stars such as Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and so-called doo-wop bands from the 1950s are omnipresent. Rock's transcending of conventions also shines through in the small-scale works, where Prince has adorned advertising photos for pornographic films with labeling stickers for DVDs.

Along with sex and pop music, the car is an additional site in the exhibition of the American dream of freedom. In his examination of his native culture, Prince succeeds in transferring its complex power to works of art. Merely by means of the titles of his car works such as Elvis or The Doors, he manages to loop music and street culture.

This first large-scale solo exhibition by Richard Prince in an Austrian institution demonstrates both the range of his approach and its conceptual strengths. An accompanying catalogue will be published on the occasion of the exhibition. Edited by Yilmaz Dziewior, with essays by Paul Black, Yilmaz Dziewior, Richard Prince, and Kerstin Stakemeier.



9. Zachary Fabri, FF Alumn, at The Bindery Projects, St. Paul, MN, thru Aug. 31

Video Is Dead
By: Zachary Fabri
July 26th - August 31st 2014

The Bindery Projects is please to present Video is Dead by Zachary Fabri. His first solo exhibition in the Twin Cities presents photographs, sculpture and video. Fabri will also debut his performance, I Can't Breathe, a piece influenced by the video of the recent murder of Eric Garner by a New York Police Department officer.

Through his practice, Fabri investigates and creates critique of the ways in which objects become imbedded with political content. He borrows images from popular culture, advertising, media and culturally specific imagery to create unexpected poetic reference.
The exhibition title Video is Dead is a modification of the statement attributed to the French painter Paul Delaroche in the 19th century. His alleged quote, "from today, painting is dead" was in response to seeing early examples of the daguerreotype. For this exhibition, Fabri riffs on that original statement, inserting a contemporary conversation about video and its pervasive and ubiquitous forms.

In his ongoing series of photographs, Aureola, Fabri examines the representations of black presidents in Television and Film. These images at once question their inclusion in white narratives (sincere or ironic), but also highlight powerful descriptions of black men. The photos are shot from his computer screen creating a pixilation of the image as well as reflective lights around the heads and body's of the characters. This effect serves to obscure the representation of the bodies as well as create golden halos that reference divinity or holiness.

To foresee, to be inspired by a the particles around us, is comprised of white dice and discarded chicken bones found in his neighborhood of Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Bone divination and the dice game of craps and are paired to create a new complex game about chance, economics and the future.
The Execution of Lady Jane Grey (after Delaroche) creates an immediate parallel with the life and death narrative of Lady Jane Grey, Queen of England for nine days until her execution at 16 years old on February 12, 1554. Shot in front of the Apollo Theater, the video documents the candid reaction of hundreds of Harlem residents only hours after Michael Jackson's death.

The Bindery Projects is an alternative artist run exhibition space co-founded by Caroline Kent and Nate Young. The Bindery Project's major goal is to facilitate engaging and meaningful exhibitions that operate outside the constraints of institution and market. It exists to be a catalyst for pragmatic critical thought and conversation.

The Bindery Projects is located at:
708 Vandalia Street 4th floor
Saint Paul, MN, 55114

Gallery Hours are:
By Appointment Only

Upcoming Exhibition
Crossing Brooklyn: Art from Bushwick, Bed-Stuy, and Beyond
Eugenie Tsai and Rujeko Hockley cur.
Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, NY
October 3



10. John Baldessari, FF Alumn, at Monnaie de Paris, France, starting Sept. 13

John Baldessari
Your Name in Lights
from 13 September 2014

Monnaie de Paris
11 quai de Conti
75006 Paris


The sparkle of Hollywood is coming to Monnaie de Paris in the run-up to the reopening on 25 October of the artistic program curated by Chiara Parisi, Director of Cultural Programmes.

From 13 September, Monnaie de Paris proudly presents Your Name in Lights, a major recent work by Los Angeles artist John Baldessari.

The Seine River will light up like Broadway when the rooftop work is switched on at the Palais de Conti. One by one, 100,000 people will have the chance to glimpse their name in lights for a few seconds on a glittering 30-meter display towering over the City of Light between the Pont des Arts and Pont Neuf bridges.

Members of the public are invited to sign up via the site to enjoy their 15 seconds of fame, an irony-laden reference to Andy Warhol's quote "famous for 15 minutes." Through this wry approach, John Baldessari desecrates the solemnity of the artistic gesture and brings the work of art to a playful object to lampoon the cult of personality and the idea of becoming a celebrity.

Recognized as a pioneer of conceptual art, the Los Angeles artist John Baldessari is the author of an artistic practice of considerable magnitude for nearly 50 years. John Baldessari created a body of work in which the dialogue between film and painting draws in both the deconstruction of the myths of art history and in the confrontation with American reality, especially that of Los Angeles, the city where he lives and works, the capital of cinema.

Questioning the contradictions of a modern world where technology is paramount, between painting and image, the artist keeps creating new shifting processes and invents the premises of interactivity in art.

John Baldessari was awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009. A retrospective exhibition of his career was organized by Tate Modern in London and travelled to MACBA in Barcelona and to LACMA in Los Angeles. The Metropolitan Museum in New York devoted a monographic exhibition in 2010-2011, which was organized as a major retrospective of his work from 1962 to 2010.

For this great event, the artist will issue a medal in collaboration with the master engravers of Monnaie de Paris.

Your Name in Lights by John Baldessari enjoys the collaboration of La Samaritaine and Kaldor Public Art Projects.

Director of Communication
Guillaume Robic
T + 33 (0) 1 40 46 58 18 / guillaume.robic@monnaiedeparis.fr

Claudine Colin Communication
Press contact
Avril Boisneault
T + 33 (0) 1 42 72 60 01 / avril@claudinecolin.com



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