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Contents for March 05, 2015

1. Karen Finley, FF Alumn, at Pratt Manhattan Gallery, March 12

Independent Curators International (ICI), Pratt Manhattan Gallery, and Franklin Furnace present

Knowledge Carnival

student performances led by Professor Karen Finley
curated by Leonie Ettinger

Pratt Manhattan Gallery
144 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10011
March 12, 2015, 6:30-9 PM
free admission

Independent Curators International (ICI), Pratt Manhattan Gallery, and Franklin Furnace are proud to present Knowledge Carnival, a series of student performances developed in Professor Karen Finley's class titled Creative Response: Performance Matters, held at the Department of Art and Public Policy, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. Martha Wilson, founding director of Franklin Furnace, invited the burgeoning artists to present their work at Pratt Manhattan Gallery after visiting the class in fall 2014. Curated by Leonie Ettinger, the programming is inspired by Wilson's body of work and the myriad experimental performances embedded in Franklin Furnace's history.

Creative Response: Performance Matters examines private and public performance, varying aspects of staging, and bodily communication. Students are encouraged to experiment with a variety of media, such as text, script, the Internet, and improvisation. Visual and auditory aspects of performance help students find their artistic voice and deviate from the conventions of the entertainment industry. The aim is to challenge and stimulate original creative content that arouses thought-provoking performance.

Karen Finley's thirty-year relationship with Franklin Furnace began when she performed at the organization's original venue in 1983. She also presented her installation A Woman's Life Isn't Worth Much in 1990 and received a generous Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art grant, supported by Jerome Foundation, early in her career. Franklin Furnace's mission is to create a platform for emerging artists. Knowledge Carnival is intended not only to pay homage to the influence of Franklin Furnace and extend its offering of opportunities to nascent voices. The title of the evening is a reversal of a January 1984 exhibition at Franklin Furnace, Carnival Knowledge, which presented a radical reconfiguration of the stigmas associated with the porn industry. In this spirit of artistic activism, Karen Finley's students offer a performative engagement with the prestigious and avant-garde cultural institution Franklin Furnace, and prove that its important intellectual legacy carries on.

This project is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Martha Wilson, organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), New York, and initiated by guest curator Peter Dykhuis. The exhibition is on view at Pratt Manhattan Gallery and NYU Fales Library from February 20 - April 30, 2015.

The Performers:
Melanie Anastacia Van Allen (MA Draper | USA) is a choreographer, dancer, educator, and scholar of dance. She is currently a doctoral student in the Dance Studies Ph.D. program at Texas Woman's University. Her hybrid performance piece is an attempt to merge scholarly discourse and the realm of traditional paper presentations with performance.

Nada Azem (MA Arts Politics | Syria) is a conceptual artist whose work focuses on the politics of Syria and the stereotyped perceptions of Muslims. She believes in the unifying and interventionist powers of art. Her multimedia performance deals with concealed personal communications between America and the Middle East.

Amelia Bande (MFA Creative Writing in Spanish | Chile) is a playwright, performer, and teacher. She is the co-founder of the new experimental press Publishing Puppies. Her multimedia performance deals with New York City's queer community; she questions notions of belonging and how they relate to the need of "having a place called home."

Hanbin Deng (Visiting scholar, Hainan University | China) is a performer, theatre director, and professor. He is interested in unconventional performance on the edges of traditional theatre. His interactive, synesthetic piece experiments with live sounds through bodies and objects in collaboration with performance artists Nefeli Asariotaki and Wenjie Li.

Sophia Heinecke (BFA Dramatic Writing (Alum) | USA) is a writer for stage and film. She received a grant from the Kevin Spacey Foundation: America to produce her play Going to Market. Her interactive performance carefully examines the challenges applicants are exposed to during interviews on the contemporary job market.

Rowan Spencer (MA Individualized Study | Canada) is an actor and theatre director. He is particularly interested in integrating sound art and musical practices into his performances. His cross-disciplinary sound piece concerns the sounds of sex, exploring what gives power to stimulate and disturb at the same time.

Tian Tang (MA Arts Politics | China) is a visual and multimedia artist. She uses her practice to explore feminism in Asia and US immigration. Her video presentation critically examines the process of obtaining a green card, mocking the fact that due to bureaucratic and economic concerns, workers are selected by nationality rather than by ability.

Daniela Tenhamm - Tejos (MA Arts Politics | Chile) is a performer, choreographer, and teacher. She is interested in the political and aesthetic dimensions of bodily interactions, which she explores through improvisation and studies of individual anatomic movement. Her performance/installation relates the materiality of the body to paper.

Zhi Yang (MA Arts Politics | China) is a visual artist whose work focuses on contemporary social issues in China. She is interested in the tensions between traditional artistic practices and modern technology. Her multimedia performance questions the affective functions of art and the emotional relationship of artists to their work.

Minyue Zhu (MA Performance Studies | China) is one of the leading young belly dancers in China. She seeks to challenge the perception of the female body as an erotic object and explores the therapeutic functions of Eastern Philosophy. Her performance/installation consists of a belly dance movement called "shimmy," which looks like vibrations are coming out of the performer's belly.

The Curators:
Karen Finley (Professor) is an artist, performer, and author. Born in Chicago, she attended the Art Institute of Chicago and received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. Working in a variety of mediums such as installation, video, performance, public art, visual art, memorials, music, and literature, she has performed and exhibited internationally. Finley is interested in freedom of expression concerns, visual culture, and art education; she lectures and gives workshops widely. She is the author of eight books, including her latest Reality Shows, published by Feminist Press in 2011. Her recent work includes Mandala: Reimagined Columbus Circle, an interactive walk that examines the symbols and history of Columbus Circle as a mandala presented by Elastic City and supported by GSAAP at Columbia University; Artist Anonymous - a self-help open meeting for those addicted to art - presented at Museum of Art and Design; Written in Sand, a performance of music and her writings on AIDS; Open Heart, a Holocaust memorial at Camp Gusen, Austria; Broken Negative, where Finley reconsiders her infamous chocolate performance that brought her to the Supreme Court; and Sext ME if You Can, where Finley creates commissioned portraits inspired by "sexts" received from the public. A recipient of many awards and grants, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, she is an arts professor in Art and Public Policy at NYU.

Leonie Ettinger (Curator) is a performance curator, dramaturg, and producer whose work is situated on the intersection of aesthetics and politics. She has worked in Germany, Israel and the UK including FFT Düsseldorf and Tricycle Theatre, UK. NYC collaborations include: FringeNYC, Raised Spirits Theater, Poetic Theater Productions, Leimay-Cave, Urban Stages, The Brecht Forum, undergroundzero Festival, IASNY, Label Gray, The Secret Theatre, The Private Theatre with John Gould Rubin, The Civilians with Steven Cosson, La MaMa ETC with Everett Quinton, and The Living Theatre with Judith Malina. Currently, she is the development associate of Brave New World Repertory Theatre and assistant to professor Karen Finley at the Department of Art and Public Policy, Tisch School of the Arts. B.A., Goldsmiths College London; M.F.A.-Equivalent, Stella Adler Studio; M.A. 2016 candidate, Performance Studies, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.

Amelia Bande (Assistant Curator) is a writer, performer and teacher. Her theatre plays and movie-scripts have been staged, filmed and published in Chile and Germany. In 2013 she co-funded Publishing Puppies - a new press for visual work, plays, poetry, music, fiction, essays and other print experiments. She currently lives in New York where she studies writing, teaches Spanish, and runs creative writing workshops for people of all ages.

The Department:
The Department of Art and Public Policy established by the faculty and the Dean of the Tisch School of the Arts, NYU, is an interdisciplinary initiative that includes faculty and students from the 13 departments of Tisch. The Department embodies the School's recognition that young artists and scholars need an opportunity to incubate their ideas outside of the safe haven of the academy, in a dialectic with real-world problems.

The Arts Politics Masters Program at the Department of Art and Public Policy, Tisch School of the Art, NYU, provides a critical and analytic setting in which artists and others with a social commitment to the arts can develop the means for an appraisal of the political implications and social significance of their work. The program combines an administrative home within the Tisch School of the Arts with partnerships across other NYU schools to offer a spectrum of interdisciplinary courses. The curriculum examines, in an activist key, the relation between art and society and the role of the artist in civic life. Art is treated as providing a particular lens through which the social world can be understood and as a medium of cultural intervention in political processes.



2. Shirin Neshat, FF Alumn, at New York Foundation for the Arts, Manhattan, April 14

On Tuesday, April 14, the New York Foundation for the Arts will be honoring Shirin Neshat at its annual Hall of Fame Benefit

Shirin Neshat (NYFA Fellow in Photography, 1997) is an Iranian-born artist and filmmaker living in New York. She is the recipient of various prizes, including the Golden Lion Award at the 48th Venice Biennial (1999), the Hiroshima Freedom Prize (2005), and the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize (2006). In 2009, Neshat directed her first feature-length film, Women Without Men, which received the Silver Lion Award for Best Director at the 66th Venice International Film Festival.



3. Jennifer Miller, Cathy Weis, FF Alumns, at Weisacres, Manhattan, March 8

Sundays on Broadway - March 8, 2015
Presented by Cathy Weis Projects

537 Broadway #3
New York, NY 10012

Free admission but seating is limited for this event: RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. RSVP to info@cathyweis.org

On March 8, Cathy Weis Projects will present an immersive installation in three parts. In one component of the installation, Weis will be joined by Jon Kinzel and Jennifer Miller, building on their shared evenings in 2014 and featuring new improvisational scores. Another component of the installation will feature footage of notable but rarely seen dance works from the 1980s documented by Weis. This performance pastiche focuses on Weis' interest in the way we watch dance, both from the past and in the present.



4. Felix Gonzalez-Torres, FF Alumn, at Art Basel Hong Kong, thru March 29

On the occasion of Art Basel Hong Kong, K11 Art Foundation in partnership with Andrea Rosen Gallery will present an iconic Felix Gonzalez-Torres billboard work, "Untitled", 1995. The work will be exhibited in tram shelters and transportation hubs throughout the city, at K11 Art Mall, and at the gallery's booth at Art Basel Hong Kong.

Gonzalez-Torres's work has been exhibited in dozens of one-person museum survey exhibitions and is in the permanent collections of over 40 institutions worldwide. This presentation marks a historically significant moment as it is the first time Gonzalez-Torres's work is being shown in Hong Kong and only the second time in China.

By placing the billboard artwork enigmatically free of logos or advertising in a space used for commerce, the boundary between personal contemplation and public address becomes distinctly blurred. His work contemplates the position of the individual in society and challenges the idea of a practiced, shared history. Changes in technology and recent political debates around privacy have given these ideas a new potency.

The outdoor locations chosen for the billboard works are purposefully diverse in their demographics and publics. While they are seen by countless viewers, encountering a Gonzalez-Torres billboard is a deeply a personal experience. For this reason, the work powerfully resonates with a central concern in Gonzalez-Torres's work: the importance of individual subjectivity within the mass.

On view at tram shelters: 2 - 29 March, 2015.
On view at K11 Art Mall: 9 - 17 March, 2015.

For more information visit www.andrearosengallery.com



5. Donna Henes, FF Alumn, at Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, March 20

40th Annual World Famous Spring Equinox Celebration & Egg Balancing Ceremony
with Mama Donna Henes, Urban Shaman

Join Urban Shaman Mama Donna Henes, New York's "Unofficial
Commissioner of Public Spirit", in welcoming spring at her 40th Annual World Famous
Spring Equinox Egg Balancing Celebration: Eggs on End - Standing on Ceremony.

This year's eggstraordinary event will also feature a performance by Batala NYC,
an all-women Afro-Brazilian samba reggae percussion band.

The event will take place on Friday, March 20 at 6:15 PM at Bailey Fountain,
Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn. This is a free, family-friendly event.

The equinox moment: eggsactly 6:45 PM, signals the official start of
spring. At this time, the sun crosses the equator into the Northern
Hemisphere and it is possible to stand an egg up on its end.

According to Chinese custom, if you stand an egg on its end on the first
day of spring, you will have eggsceptionally good luck for the entire
year. The egg represents the life force in many cultures, and is
particularly used to symbolize the rebirth of nature in the spring season.

A basket of 360 eggs will be provided for the eggshilarating standing


For info, contact:

Donna Henes is an internationally renowned urban shaman, award-winning author, popular speaker and workshop leader whose joyful celebrations of celestial events have introduced ancient traditional rituals and contemporary ceremonies to millions of people in more than 100 cities since 1972. She has published four books, a CD, an acclaimed Ezine and writes for The Huffington Post, Beliefnet and UPI Religion and Spirituality Forum. A noted ritual expert, she serves as a consultant to the television and motion picture industry. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, maintains a ceremonial center, spirit shop, ritual practice and consultancy in Exotic Brooklyn, NY where she offers intuitive tarot readings and spiritual counseling, and works with individuals, groups, institutions, municipalities and corporations to create meaningful ceremonies for every imaginable occasion.


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About Batala NYC:
An Afro-Brazilian Percussion band playing the music typically heard in Carnival in Salvador de Bahia, in North Eastern Brazil, Batala NYC is part of a larger global arts project founded by Giba Gonçalves, a drummer and composer from Salvador, Bahia. Batala has spread internationally. There are many Batala Bands around the world, but few are all women!



6. Vernita Nemec, FF Alumn, at Viridian Artists, Manhattan, opening March 5

548 WEST 28TH STREET between 10th & 11th Ave., NEW YORK, NY, 10001
TEL 212-414-4040

"Art from Detritus: 20th Anniversary Invitational"
Curated by Vernita Nemec
March 3-April 4 , 2015
reception: Thursday, March 5, 6-8PM
Marcia Bernstein * Taisha Brehaut * Valentina Celada * Ursula Clark * May DeViney * Fred Gutzeit * Sandra Guze * Ed Herman * Elizabeth Featherstone Hoff * Kathleen King * Bernice Sokol Kramer * Iris Lavy * Lee Lee * Kathy Levine * Lynne Mayocole * * Garry Noland * Peggy Noland * Carol Quint * Elizabeth Rhoades Read * Norman Reid * Diane Root *Leonard Rosenfeld * Helaine Soller * Renata Stein * Stephen Soreff * Suprina *Judy Thomas *Sam Wiener * Larry Zdeb * Philip Zuchman
Chelsea NY: Viridian Artists is pleased to present the exhibit "Art of Detritus: 20th Anniversary Invitational" featuring fine art made primarily from trash. The heart of this exhibit is the message of the three R's: Reduce/Reuse/Recycle. The exhibit will open March 3rd and continues through April 4th with a reception March 5, 6-8pm.

"Art From Detritus" serves to enrich the dialogue between art and the lives of ordinary people because we all have too much trash. By focusing on recycling or "upcycling" as their method and source for creating, these artists have made their artmaking serve as both a message and inspiration. This exhibit reaches beyond the art world, serving as a message not only about art, but also about recycling for the good of the environment.

Since 1994, the changing group of artists in this exhibit has opened dialogues with viewers about the importance and usefulness of art as something beyond decoration. Artists often cannot afford studio assistants, expensive materials and equipment for art making, but see beauty in the discarded and these artists have realized this to creatively deal with the problem of too much trash.

"Art from Detritus", or art from waste, was first conceived and curated by Vernita Nemec, an artist/ curator in 1994 in Portland Oregon during the annual conference of the National Recycling Coalition (NRC). It was presented in the lobby of a recycled Sears Roebuck building & corporate head quarters for municipal waste & recycling there. Since then, the exhibit has re-occurred with funding from the Kauffman Foundation, the Puffin Foundation and sponsorship by the NRC. The exhibit was presented in Pittsburgh at the Westinghouse headquarters, the Museum of Arts & Crafts and the AIA; in Kansas City MO at the Linda Hall Library of Science, Rockhust College & the Writer's Place.

Phoenix AZ, Turners Falls MA and NYC have all been Detritus exhibition sites since. In NYC, Detritus exhibits have occurred at the Henry Street Abrams Arts Center, Gallery 450, Viridian Artists, Synagogue for the Arts, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Farleigh Dickinson University and the Williamsburgh Art Center. See more information and images of past Detritus shows at www.ncognita.com.

Vernita Nemec, a.k.a. Vernita N'Cognita, is a visual ("The Endless Junkmail Scroll") & performance artist presenting pieces like "Dress" (of catfood can lids) performed at Dance Theater Workshop (DTW), a curator, the director of Viridian Artists and former Executive Director of Artists Talk on Art (ATOA). She is also on the board of Advisors of ATOA & Soho20.

gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday 12-6PM
For further information please contact the gallery at 212-414-4040 or viridianartistsinc@gmail.com or view our website: viridianartists.com

Viridian Artists, Inc.



7. Irina Danilova, FF Alumn, now online at https://vimeo.com/120617638

Talk about our current show BRURAL: Skin of Liberty at Brooklyn Television, BK Live: https://vimeo.com/120617638

Please note our hours during the following week at the Brooklyn Fire Proof Temporary Storage Gallery on 119 Ingraham St. in Bushwick.

Saturday Feb. 27 3-8pm (Curators will be at the exhibition at 3pm).
Sunday, Feb 28 3-8pm

Wednesday March 4, 3-8pm,
Thursday, March 4, 3-8pm,

Armory weekend:
Friday, March 6, 3-10pm (curators will be at the gallery from 8 till 10)
Saturday, March 7, 3-10pm (curators will be at the gallery from 8 till 10)
Sunday, March 8, 3-5pm

and will then close.



8. Judy Simonian, FF Alumn, at Edward Thorp Gallery, Manhattan, opening March 12

Judy Simonian, FF Alumn,
Dear friends and colleagues,
I'm pleased to invite you to an exhibit of recent paintings - Foreign Bodies at Edward Thorp Gallery
March 12 - April 18, 2015
Opening Reception: March 12, 6 - 8 pm
It would be so nice to see you!

210 Eleventh Avenue, 6th Fl
New York, New York 10001
Located between 24th and 25th streets on 11th Avenue
Tuesday - Fri, 11am to 6pm



9. Max Gimblett, FF Alumn, at Page Blackie Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand, thru March 28


Of all things that serve as inspiration for Gimblett's painting practice his search for the spiritual is paramount. I rarely understand what someone means when they say that they are a "spiritual person" but it is always been clear to me what Max means when he says this.

It is not Max's ongoing spiritual and philosophical dialogue that offers the truth of his spirituality. Nor is it his inquiry into the nature of existence that his paintings and works on paper seem at first to be possible answers for. It is his total commitment to his art practice that proves everything he believes in is right and true in a single moment of freedom that he is allowed to experience per painting.

Take all the art, movies, and texts he has digested; take all of his travels throughout Europe, India, China, Japan, and the United States; take CG Jung, Joseph Campbell, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Tessu the No Sword Warrior, Willem De Kooning, Hakuin, Clint Eastwood, Jack Dempsey, Sengai Gibbon, and countless other teachers he has been mentored by; Gimblett loads up a Chinese brush with all of this content and approaches a canvas.

As soon as that brush hits the picture plane all of the content is in abeyance. There is nothing but Gimblett's relationship with the infinite.

One brief moment of truth.

When the gesture is complete and the brush leaves the painting, two assistants grab its sides and rest it flat on the floor, all of the knowledge and experience comes rushing back.

Gimblett successfully suspended his consciousness by way of a brushstroke so he could approach the unknown. I do not know of anyone else who can do this. It is a perfect melting of body, mind, and spirit which I find completely convincing.



T: 04 471 2636
F: 04 471 2637



10. Rachel Mason, FF Member, in The New Yorker, March 9, and more

The Lives of Hamilton Fish, featured in the New Yorker

Rachel Mason's The Lives of Hamilton Fish, a feature film and live performed opera is presented by Art in General at ROOT Studios. Friday, March 6, 2015-Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 7pm, Tickets: $12, Location: ROOT Studios, 443 West 18th Street, New York, NY


and is also featured in Art in America at the following link:


Thank you.



11. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Lorraine O'Grady, FF Alumns, at Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA, opening March 7

Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans

Ebony G. Patterson, Invisible Presence: Bling Memories, 2014. Performance, Kingston, Jamaica, April 27, 2014. Courtesy of the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago. Photo: Monique Gilpin and Philip Rhoden.

EN MAS': Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean

March 7-June 7, 2015

Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans
900 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130


Curated by Claire Tancons and Krista Thompson
2012 Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award Recipient

The Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans (CAC) and Independent Curators International, New York (ICI) announce EN MAS': Carnival and Performance Art of the Caribbean, a transnational performance series and traveling exhibition opening March 7 at the CAC. The exhibition is curated byClaire Tancons and Krista Thompson, organized and presented by the CAC, and co-organized as a traveling exhibition by ICI.

EN MAS' introduces performance art with a focus on the influence that Carnival and related masquerading traditions have had on contemporary performance discourse and practice in both the artistic and curatorial realms. Indeed, EN MAS' takes into account performance practices that do not trace their genealogy to the European avant-gardes of the early 20th century but rather to the experiences of slavery and colonialism through to the mid-19th century, the independence struggles and civil right movements of the mid-20th century and population migrations to and from the former colonial centers for most of the last century.

Throughout the 2014 Caribbean Carnival season, EN MAS' tracked nine artists-John Beadle,Christophe Chassol, Charles Campbell, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Marlon Griffith, Hew Locke,Lorraine O'Grady, Ebony G. Patterson, and Cauleen Smith-as they engaged, transformed, or critiqued historical and contemporary Caribbean performance practices from Carnival in Santiago de los Caballeros, Port of Spain, Fort-de-France, Kingston, London and Brooklyn, to Junkanoo in Nassau and the New Orleans second line-sometimes using their own imaginary cartographies and invented performance traditions. The resulting newly commissioned works took place according to different modes of public address and audience engagement including semi-private rituals at the margin of the festival celebrations and street processions in the midst of the carnival revelry.

Prior to a national and international tour organized by ICI, EN MAS' will bring together material remnants or reconstitutions from the performances as well as photographic and filmic interpretations, thus presenting some of the best photographers, filmmakers, and videographers working in the Caribbean today, such as Marvin Bartley, Arnaldo James, Marlon James, Raymond Marrero, Nile Saulter, and Storm Saulter. The exhibition at CAC is designed by Gia Wolff.

An accompanying publication, co-published by ICI and the CAC will include critical essays by the exhibition's curators, monographic texts by an array of cultural and art critics, and an extensive array of illustrations. In addition to the publication, a newly launched website hosted by ICI offers insights into each artist's performance while tracking the exhibition tour.

About The curators
Claire Tancons is a curator, writer, and researcher with a focus on Carnival, public ceremonial culture, civic rituals, and popular movements. The Associate Curator for Prospect.1 New Orleans (2007-9), a curator for the 7th Gwangju Biennale (2008), Guest Curator for CAPE09 (2009), Associate Curator for research for Biennale Bénin (2012), and a curator for the Göteborg Biennial (2013), she was most recently guest curator for Up Hill Down Hall: An Indoor Carnival as part of the 2014 BMW Tate Live series at Tate Modern.

Krista Thompson is Associate Professor of Art History at Northwestern University and the author ofAn Eye for the Tropics (2006). Her book Shine: The Visual Economy of Light in African Diasporic Aesthetic Practice-written about the intersection of popular photography, performance, and contemporary art in the circum-Caribbean-will be published by Duke University Press in 2015.

About ICI
Independent Curators International (ICI) produces exhibitions, events, training opportunities, research initiatives, and publications for curators and audiences around the world. For further information about the exhibition tour, dates, and availability, please contact Alaina Claire Feldman atalaina@curatorsintl.org.

About CAC
The Contemporary Arts Center is a multidisciplinary arts center that is dedicated to the presentation, production, and promotion of art of our time.

Press contacts
Lindsay Ross Owens
lowens@cacno.org / T +1 504 528 3805 / M +1 504 258 2475

Molly Rowe
molly@nadinejohnson.com / T +1 212 288 5555 / M +1 919 627 5230



12. Doug Beube, FF Alumn, at Art on Paper, Manhattan, March 5-8


Art on Paper is featuring my work for their banner image and another artwork for their website and e-vite announcement. If you make it to NYC please come and visit JHB Gallery at the fair and you have an open invitation to my studio as well.

Please note, the Art on Paper Fair is now at Pier 36, 299 South St, New York, NY 10002, on the east side between the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges. Please check their website and JHB Gallery for details and directions.




art on paper's first edition launches on the vibrant Tribeca waterfront this March 5 - 8, bringing New York City innovative presentations of the best paper-driven art from around the world. art on paper's 65 exhibiting galleries will feature work by top-tier artists who look to paper as a major influence in their painting, photography, sculpture, film, installation, and drawing.

art on paper's exhibitors are bringing a new edge to downtown Manhattan's arts scene with their avant-garde interpretations of this age-old medium. Chelsea's Nancy Hoffman Gallery will devote a wall to Cutout/Decoupage, a response to the Matisse cutouts now on view at MoMA, featuring artists who draw with scissors and color. The venerable Jill Newhouse Gallery will present a mix of contemporary and 19th century work on paper, including pieces by Kikuo Saito and Graham Nickson. New Mexico's Richard Levy Gallery will show Archi-props, an important Ed Ruscha portfolio of color lithographs from 1993/1997. New York based photography dealer L. Parker Stephenson will present a selection of contemporary and classic photographs with an exciting focus on the estate of Belgian artist Jan Yoors including several of his drawings. San Francisco's Catharine Clark Gallery will present a solo project of Sandow Birk's Imaginary Monuments, featuring new pieces made for art on paper. Our New York visitors will recognize the series from The Metropolitan Museum of Art's permanent collection. JHB Gallery will present Mia Pearlman's colossal suspended paper cloudscape Maelstrom, 2008, in the fair's public space. Doug Beube's re-contextualized book sculpture will also be featured in the gallery's exhibition. Muriel Guépin Gallery will push the boundaries of paper art with their installation of kinetic sculpture by LAb[au], an artist trio known for their interactive artworks.

With Presenting Sponsor The Wall Street Journal, art on paper's exciting partnerships will further the art fair's integration into New York City. Working with Friends of Hudson River Park, art on paper will be an extension of the organization's commitment to the dynamic presentation of public art. art on paper has partnered with the Brooklyn Museum to offer unique VIP access and programming for the Museum's community of supporters as well as art on paper's exhibitors and guests. Many of the country's top institutions including Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Bass Museum of Art will have a presence at the fair with their patrons and friends taking tours and enjoying special receptions. Alongside our amazing partners, sponsors, and exhibitors, art on paper looks forward to welcoming New York to Pier 26.

For more information visit www.artonpaperny.com.



13. Mike Asente, Nora Ligorano/Marshall Reese, FF Alumns, at Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, VT, opening March 14

Gathering Threads
Brattleboro Museum and Art Center
Brattleboro, Vermont

I am pleased to be included in this show. I hope some of you will get a chance to see it.

The opening reception - Saturday March 14th, 11:00am - 4:00pm
March 14th - May 3rd
All best,

PS - If you're skiing at Mt. Snow or Stratton you're a short drive away. And on the way to Middlebury and other skiing points north of Brattleboro.

Gathering Threads: Contemporary Fiber Art
March 14 - May 3, 2015

Our bodies touch fabric almost every hour of every day. Moments after our birth we are washed by, and swaddled in, cloth. We sleep on it, dress in it, and decorate with it. It is so familiar that, even before touching, our eyes tell us what its texture will be. We use the language of textiles - velvety, silky, cottony, and wooly - as descriptors. We speak of the fabric of our community.

It is no wonder that artists are drawn to working with textiles, nor that we as viewers experience fiber art with our whole body and imagination. Gathering Threads is a survey of work by artists pushing the boundaries of traditional textile techniques into innovative, hybridized forms. The exhibit affords viewers a chance to explore myriad ways in which fiber can be exploited for its vast emotional and symbolic potential.

Embroidery is the art of making decorative patterns with raised thread on a surface, typically a woven fabric. Mike Asente embroiders Hummel-like figures of children saying their nightly prayers or repeating parental admonishments onto swaddling cloth. The effect is delicate and unnerving. The words underscore the tension between a guiding hand and scolding, encouragement and disappointment, innocence and guilt.

Melissa Zexter and Diane Meyer embellish and distort vintage images with elaborate embroidery patterns - Zexter using found images and Meyer raiding the family photo album. Like many contemporary photographers, both are concerned with photographs as material objects. Old photographs have a touch and a pattern to them beyond their subject. The layering of new content reanimates the sitter, turning their images into something strange and beautiful.

Orly Cogan stitches vintage magazine ads with images of well-known characters from children's literature. The result is a crazy quilt of consumer culture, popular culture, and childhood re-imagined. Matthew Cox adorns x-ray film with detailed headgear from different historical periods. His Warrior Series features military helmets. One is a modern GI helmet, the other from a suit of armor. Cox makes use of the same x-ray in both pieces, calling attention to the timeless nature of warfare, injury, and death.
Clothing is one of the most obvious means we have of establishing and conveying personal identity and image. Used clothing bears the imprint of the wearer's body and personality. Daria Dorosh recycles clothing into wall hangings. An embroidered neckline hints at an Eastern European origin; color combinations call to mind Africa; a variety of textures show changing seasons; an assortment of patterns chronicle changing tastes and underscore the passage of time.

Jacquard weaving consists of raised, figured patterns woven directly into the fabric. These sumptuous loomed textiles are among the most valued by cultures around the globe. Bhakti Ziek is a master jacquard weaver. For this exhibit, she created a series of seven monumental wall hangings. Her vocabulary includes basic shapes, such as ellipses and circles, the alphabet and typography, as well as signs, symbols, and diagrams drawn from science. Ziek's work alludes to modern cosmology in much the same fashion as tapestries of the medieval period reflected the worldview of their makers.

Joan Morris and Michele Ratté work independently and collaboratively. They hold a patent on the process of applying 23 carat gold to fabric. In their Animation Series, images drawn from the sea float in gold leaf atop hand woven and dyed silk banners; the glint of precious metal is in sharp contrast to the rich hues of gossamer silk. These are opulent, sensuous objects. Morris's solo work is a celebration of the intricacies of textile technique, including dyeing, weaving, and stitching. Her abstract pieces are notable for their subtle shifts in color and tone and dramatic juxtapositions of translucency and opacity. Ratté's work is sculptural. Forms fashioned from fabric are set in, against, or upon three-dimensional armatures. The effect is biomorphic. A work may appear to be the skeletal frame and soft tissue of an unknown plant or animal, or perhaps molecules or solar systems come to life. The work is both evocative and mysterious.

The human body provides source material for both Sam Talbot-Kelly and Caroline Lathan-Stiefel. Talbot-Kelly's animatronic figure is gowned in billowing, red fabrics ornamented with schematic representations of the heart and strewn with Queen of Hearts playing cards and tea cups. The piece explores the centrality of the heart as a physical, emotional, and metaphorical life-force. Lathan-Stiefel's inspiration is microscopic - in this instance, a single cell. Fashioned by splicing and knotting a plethora of pedestrian materials (such as pipe-cleaners, commercial webbing, and rope), the work pulses with both the energy of its making and the vitality of its form.

Ligorano/Reese (collaborators Nora Ligorano and Marshal Reese) weave with a very twenty-first century material - fiber optic filament. I AM I is a constantly updating data portrait. It displays an abstract representation of the sitter's activities and responses to a self-reporting emotional survey. The survey is collected and generated by FitBit, an activity tracking program. The portrait exists in near-real time; it even sleeps from 1 to 6 a.m. Although the warp and weft threads are static, the work conveys movement. Color, brightness, and tempo modulate, sometimes dramatically, as the emotions and actions of the sitter feed into the program. This portrait gives fresh meaning to the expression "fabric of our lives."

- Mara Williams, Chief Curator



14. Sara Mattes, Seung-Min Lee, FF Alumns, at Regina Rex, Brooklyn, March 6

Hi Everyone,

Artist/writer/curator Carmen Winant put together this night of short performances at Regina Rex this Friday starting at 8PM. I'll be premiering a new piece called "50 Shades of White" Hope you can stop by.


March 6: 8-9PM:
221 Madison Street, Brooklyn, NY 11216

An evening of five original performative presentations (each 10-15 minutes) at Regina Rex, each tethered to the idea of discipline. The performers are Geoffrey Hislabeck, Seung-Min Lee, Chris Domenick, Sarah Mattes and Carmen Winant.



15. Jeanine Oleson, FF Alumn, at Pierogi's Boiler Space, Brooklyn, opening March 6


I'd like to invite you to an opening of "Destroy, she said," at Pierogi's Boiler Space on Friday, March 6 from 7-10 pm (191 N. 14th St, Williamsburg). The premise of the show was to destroy an art work, so I'm really excited to present a video that I developed with performers from my recent experimental opera "Hear, Here." They re-perform the piece through the loss and resurrection of their memories of the script (the original was a complicated 23 parts). A huge thank you to the the amazing performers: Beth Griffith, David Gould, Lisa Reynolds, Diwa Tamrong, Tony Torn and nyx zierhut.

I'm also giving a public lecture on Tuesday, March 10 at 6pm in SVA's MFA Fine Arts program that's open to the public (133-141 West 21st Street, First floor). Come ask me hard questions or at the very least, make long-winded statements!

Hope you're all well and to see you soon.


Jeanine Oleson



16. William Pope.L, FF Alumn, at MoMA, Manhattan

William Pope.L's "The Black Factory" Acquired by The Museum of Modern Art, NY

Mitchell-Innes & Nash is thrilled to announce the recent acquisition of William Pope.L's The Black Factory by the Museum of Modern Art, NY. The Black Factory, an expansive multimedia archive produced and compiled during the artist's associated 2004-2006 performance tour project across the United States, is the third major work by the artist to be acquired for the museum's permanent collection.

The Black Factory archive is a collection of objects, films, commercial products, props and documents, which the artist and his Factory team produced and accumulated during the course of The Black Factory project. Taking the model of a "tour", Pope.L staged a performative dialogue centering on a host of divisive topics-immigration, global trade, feminism, poverty-with "blackness," in the artist's words, as "a lure and a provocation." Using The Black Factory truck as a hub of interaction, Pope.L and his team traveled throughout the United States gathering materials considered representative of "blackness" by the local communities with whom they engaged. These objects were then assumed into The Black Factory archives, along with written and visual documentation. You can visit the newly renovated Black Factory website launching late March 2015 at http://www.theblackfactory.com/.

William Pope.L has an upcoming solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles entitled, Trinket, on view from March 20 through June 28, 2015. Trinket is the largest museum presentation of Pope.L's work to date, and will feature new and recent work, including a new performance conceived specifically for the exhibition. William Pope.L's photograph, Foraging (asphyxia version) (1993-95/2008), is also the cover of this month's issue of Artforum, with a feature in 500 Words as well as an essay written by David Joselit.

William Pope.L is a visual and performance artist and educator whose work investigates the binaries and preconceived notions embedded within contemporary culture. Pope.L has been making multi-disciplinary works since the 1970s which examine societal conceptions surrounding ontology, gender, race and social value. Two substantial monographs have been published to survey his practice: Pope.L: Showing Up To Withhold, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, 2014 and The Friendliest Black Artist in America, The MIT Press, 2002. His work has been exhibited and is included in the permanent collections of numerous international institutions. He currently lives and works in Chicago, IL, where he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago.



17. Elana Katz, FF Alumn, in Aachen, Germany, thru March 19

I'm pleased to currently have a program in Aachen, Germany, curated by Wolfgang Becker, and in cooperation with the City of Aachen and the Rheinland Jewish Cultural Days. My show <Spaced Memory>, excerpts of my ongoing work in the Balkans concerning postmemory and historical erasure, opened this week at exhibition space Kunstwechsel, and remains on view until March 10th. The program continues with a new performance work <Sich Nicht Bemerkbar Machen> on March 1st, Artist Talks on March 2nd & 12th, and a concluding video screening of my performance and discussion with curators Wolfgang Becker and Ben Kaufmann at the Neuer Aachener Kunstverein (NAK) on March 19th.



18. Kathy Brew, FF Alumn, at Ceres Gallery, Manhattan, March 11

In Celebration of Women's History Month, CERES GALLERY presents an evening panel, Living Your Feminism, featuring Kathy Brew, Jennifer Costley, Roberto Geronimo, and Elizabeth Nyamayaro.

Seating is free, but limited, so reservations are requested.

Wednesday, March 11, 6:30-8 pm
Ceres Gallery
547 West 27th Street, Suite 201
T: 212-947-6100
E: art@ceresgallery.org



19. Jibz Cameron, FF Alumn, at Pieterspace, Los Angeles, CA, March 8, and more

EXCORCISING and PERFORMANCING (http://www.pieterpasd.com/events/exorcising-and-performancing-with-jibz-cameron-dynasty-handbag/) WORKSHOP at PIETERSPACE LOS ANGELES
Sunday, March 8th, 2015
12am - 5pm
tickets here! (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1332832) limited capacity!

MARGINAL FAME (http://aap.cornell.edu/news-events/dynasty-handbag-marginal-fame)
Artist Talk with Jibz Cameron - Cornell University
March 16th, 2015 - 5PM FREE
Ithica, New York

THE QUIET STORM (video installation) (http://www.mcasd.org/exhibitions/laugh-art-comedy-performance)
by Jibz Cameron and Hedia Maron
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art
on view through April 19th

CHECK YOUR VERNACULAR (http://www.sas.upenn.edu/gsws/content/brownlee-event-sexuality-studies-dirty-looks-panel-discussion-contemporary-queer-performance)
a performance-based traveling panel featuring contemporary queer luminaries
Dynasty Handbag (http://www.dynastyhandbag.com/) , Narcissister (http://www.narcissister.com/) , Colin Self (http://vimeo.com/user2378756/videos) , and Chris E. Vargas (http://www.chrisevargas.com/)
April 9th, 2015, 5PM FREE
University Of Pennsylvania

New Show New Show,
Good Morning Evening Feelings with Dynasty Handbag
April 24 -25th
The Kitchen, NYC
tickets go on sale next week folks!

** also heres some articles NEWS NEWS NEWS
Soggy Glasses Review for HYPERALLERGIC (http://hyperallergic.com/157304/a-performance-artists-absurd-anatomical-odyssey/) by Iris Cushing
How To Be Funny In An Art Way for VICE (http://www.vice.com/read/how-to-be-funny-in-an-art-way) by Whitney Kimball
Jill Soloway-Backed Web Series Features 'Estrogen Comediennes' (http://www.backstage.com/news/jill-soloway-backed-web-series-features-estrogen-comediennes/) BACKSTAGE MAGAZINE
The Best of Indie TV 2014: 25 Networks, Series and Creatives Worth 5 Minutes of Your Time (http://www.indiewire.com/article/the-best-of-indie-tv-2014-25-networks-series-and-creatives-worth-5-minutes-of-your-time-20150124?utm_campaign=Indiewire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=1422127894) IndieWire




20. Annie Lanzillotto, Danielle Abrams, FF Alumns, at BRIC, Brooklyn, March 14, and more

Annie performs a dramatic reading of Thomas Wolfe's "Only the Dead Know Brooklyn"
for the Five Boro Story Project and the exhibit "Mapping Brooklyn"
at BRIC, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
It's an all day festival at BRIC from 2pm to Midnight --- check it out. I'm on 10-15 minutes...

Also on the bill:
Danielle Abrams


Annie goes home to her old zip code stomping grounds!
BAAD!Ass woman festival

BAAD Bronx Academy of Art and Dance
2474 Westchester Ave, Bronx, New York 10461
*for ticket price & updated info visit:

BAAD on Facebook
*I'll perform a 15 minute set... BAAD is run by my dance & activist idol Arthur Aviles, and the wonderful Charles Rice-Gonzalez.
They are in St. Peter's Church in the neighborhood I grew up in. I can't wait to be in the space and see how the collaboration is going.
I don't know what I'll do that night, depends on my vocal chord health, and it's always tempting to do something new,
but I haven't yet performed anything from "L is for Lion" back in the old hood, so, that is tempting too...
to read a story that happened right there, and I mean RIGHT there.

Thur March 26th, 6:00 - 7:30PM, FREE
Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Calandra Institute for Italian American Studies
25 West 43rd Street (5th/6th Ave)
17th Floor
New York, New York
(212) 642-2094

I'll be on for one song and one song only... I'll play keyboard and sing my song "Girls Girls"
in honor of the fallen teenage immigrant workers of the Triangle Factory Fire of 1911.
It's possible Rose Imperato will join me tonight on an instrument; we're getting a new band together, so far
it's me and Rose. We're on the lookout for a drummer and bass player.
Edvige Giunta,
Mary Anne Trasciatti,
Ester Rizzo Licata,
Marcella Bencivenni,
Paola Corso,
LuLu LoLo,
Cassandra Casella




21. Andy Warhol, FF Alumn, at Williams College Museum of Art, MA, opening March 7

The first US exhibition to concentrate on Andy Warhol's book work, Warhol by the Book opens at the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) March 7 and will be on view through August 16, 2015. Creating books was a vital part of Warhol's career. From his student days in the 1940s to his death in 1987, Warhol experimented wildly with form and content, turning traditional notions of media and authorship on their heads.

Nearly 500 objects covering more than 80 book titles including unique and unpublished materials come together from WCMA and The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. The exhibition showcases a range of material from Warhol's practice including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and artist's books. It also includes projections of sixteen Screen Test portrait-films of writers. Warhol had a lifelong fascination with the written word and with the book as an art form. Featuring drawings created to fulfill college assignments, to the Party Book, which was in development at the time of his death, Warhol by the Book traces the artist's ideas, influences, collaborations, and innovations throughout his career.

'Printed books were essential in Warhol's daily life and with almost every known example of his work for books represented, this exhibition demonstrates his prolific and diverse contribution to the field of publishing,' says Matt Wrbican, Chief Archivist, The Andy Warhol Museum and Curator of Warhol by the Book.

Featured in the exhibition are:

- Works related to Warhol's interest in Truman Capote, the subject of Warhol's first solo exhibition in 1952
- Illustrations in mass-market children's books, a language instruction book, a cook book, and an etiquette book
- Many unfinished works such as a unique maquette for a book made from his Marilyn Monroe prints which unfolds to a length of almost 30 feet
- Unique Red Books of Warhol's Polaroid photographs of his celebrity friends including Mick Jagger
- Never-before exhibited paste-up layouts for two books of photos: Andy Warhol's Exposures and America

Warhol by the Book highlights WCMA's important holdings of nearly 300 Warhols, many of which were given by Richard F. Holmes Class of '46. Before Warhol became famous for his Pop art, he produced extensive commercial art as well as self-published works often made in collaboration with friends in the 1950s. The Holmes gift includes a near complete collection of these books produced in limited numbers: A is an Alphabet, Love is a Pink Cake, 25 Cats Name Sam and One Blue Pussy, Holy Cats by Andy Warhol's Mother, In The Bottom of My Garden, A Gold Book, and Wild Raspberries.

Many of Warhol's projects focused on the book as an object. He blended the borders of art, design, and text. Andy Warhol's Index (Book) (1967), was the first of several books to defy the definition of a book. This seminal publication has been called a 'children's book for hipsters,' complete with sound recordings, balloons, fold-outs, holograms, and even a do-it-yourself nose job. Three preliminary mock-ups for this project are featured from WCMA's collection, showing how the book changed from inception to its final state. Further playing with form and content Warhol produced a novel from transcriptions of audiotapes, which is exhibited with the very cassette recorder used to make the recordings, and Stephen Shore's photos that document the sessions.

At WCMA, a gallery will recreate Warhol's personal library allowing visitors to page through some of his eclectic volumes. As part of the year-long, campus-wide Book Unbound initiative, Warhol by the Book expands the notion of Warhol's authorship and examines how he challenged the definition of what a book is.

'Books were objects of fascination for Warhol, both as an artist and a collector. In a pre-digital age, books represented legacy, luxury and lasting fame,' says Eric Shriner, Director of The Andy Warhol Museum. 'Warhol by the Book focuses on a little-known, but fascinating aspect of Warhol's work.'

'Warhol worked out many of his lifelong obsessions-with documentation, reproducibility, mass-produced visual culture, and authorship-through books,' says Christina Olsen, Class of '56 Director of the Williams College Museum of Art. 'For the college community this is an exciting opportunity to delve into some of the most important themes in art of the twentieth century.'

Warhol by the Book debuts at WCMA and will travel to the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh where it will be on view from October 9, 2015-January 10, 2016.

Warhol by the Book is organized by The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

Related Programs
Warhol &
Paired perspectives on Warhol's eclectic creative life

Warhol & the Stuff of Books
Mar 6, 2015 at 6 pm
Matt Wrbican, Chief Archivist at The Andy Warhol Museum and Curator of Warhol by the Book
Kathryn Price, Curator of Collections at WCMA

The pair talks shop about Warhol's lifelong obsession with books. They share discoveries unearthed wading through the vast stuff of Warhol's career, and delve into the full range of his roles from author and illustrator to designer, publisher, and promoter.

Warhol & Cookbooks
Apr 7, 2015 at 6 pm
Susan Rossi-Wilcox, Culinary historian
Darra Goldstein, Williams Professor of Russian and Founding Editor of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture.

Rossi-Wilcox and Goldstein read between the lines of illustrated recipes with a look at a mid-century culture clash. Wild Raspberries, the cookbook Warhol produced with socialite Suzie Frankfurt, serves up satire as it mocks the post-war desire to cultivate a European lifestyle and aesthetic through food.

Warhol & Infiltrated Publishing
Apr 28, 2015 at 6 pm
Lucy Mulroney, Interim Senior Director and Curator of Special Collections at Syracuse University Libraries
Christopher Cerf, Author, composer, producer, and former Warhol collaborator

Stories from the publishing world invoke a Warhol who infiltrated mainstream channels with his counterculture spirit. Mulroney and Cerf share Warhol's proclivity for co-opting rigid structures to produce iconic books like his Index (Book), a pop-up 'children's book for hipsters.'



22. Betty Beaumont, FF Alumn, at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA, date changed to March 19th

February 16 - March 21, 2015

Communications Hall Gallery
Northampton Community College
Thursday, March 19th, 3:30 - 4:30pm

Thursday, March 19th, 5:00 - 6:00pm

Betty Beaumont's gallery talk on her current exhibition, Million-Woman March, is rescheduled for Thursday, March 19th between 3:30 - 4:30pm at the Communication Hall Gallery of Northampton Community College. Following the talk, a reception for the artist will take place between 5:00 - 6:00pm.

Million-Woman March is a solo exhibition that includes a selection of images taken during the 1992 March for Women's Rights in Washington, D.C. These images focus on the participation of WACs (Women's Action Coalition), mainly a group of women artists from downtown New York City (including Beaumont).

The original 80-image slide work was an element in the REPOhistory Choice Histories installation at Artists Space in New York City in 1992.

During the summer of 2014, each of the 80 transparencies was scanned and 30 images were selected and printed in 2015 as black-and-white archival pigment prints for exhibition in this solo show. The photographs project a number of issues that are as relevant today as they were at the time while they historically contextualize those concerns.

Betty Beaumont has received numerous grants and awards including the 2006 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of California at Berkeley, and grants from Creative Capital, NEA, NYSCA, and Pollock-Krasner Foundation. In addition to numerous exhibitions at galleries in Europe, Asia, and the US, she has shown internationally at museums including The Bibliotheca Alexandrina (Alexandria, Egypt), National Museum of Modern Art (Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan), Museum Het Domein (Sittard, Netherlands), Bibliotéca Nacional José Marti (Havana, Cuba), Whitney Museum of Art, MoMA P.S. 1, Queens Museum, Hudson River Museum (Yonkers, NY), and Katonah Museum (Katonah, NY). Beaumont has held academic positions at the University of California at Berkeley, SUNY Purchase, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, New York University, and Columbia University.

For more information about the artist and print inquiries, please contact studio@bettybeaumont.com

Communications Hall Gallery
Northampton Community College
Main Campus, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem, PA, 18020

Gallery hours: Mon-Thurs, 8 am-10 pm, Fri-Sat, 8 am-5 pm, closed Sunday.
Gallery contact: Thomas Schillea, 610-861-5062 or tschillea@northampton.edu.



23. Doug Skinner, FF Alumn, releases new Black Scat Books publication

Black Scat Books has just released "The Squadron's Umbrella," by Alphonse Allais, translated, annotated, and illustrated by me (Doug Skinner).

Alphonse Allais (1854-1905) was France's greatest humorist. His elegance, scientific curiosity, preoccupation with language and logic, wordplay and flashes of cruelty inspired Alfred Jarry, as well as succeeding generations of Surrealists, Pataphysicians, and Oulipians. THE SQUADRON'S UMBRELLA collects 39 of Allais's funniest stories -- many originally published in the legendary paper LE CHAT NOIR, written for the Bohemians of Montmartre. Included are such classic pranks on the reader as "The Templars" (in which the plot becomes secondary to remembering the hero's
name) and "Like the Others" (in which a lover's attempts to emulate his rivals lead to fatal but inevitable results.) These tales have amused and inspired generations, and now English readers can enjoy the master absurdist at his best. As the author promises, this book contains no umbrella and the subject of squadrons is "not even broached."

You can pick up a copy at blackscatbooks(dot)com.



24. Katya Grokhovsky, FF Alumn, March events

Dear Friends and Colleagues!

I'd like to inform you of my events this March!

I am participating in two exhibitions at
Spring/BREAK Art Show - a Curator driven Art fair March 3-8th during the NYC Armory week

Installation and videos in:
FORM & FORMLESSNESS: Objects and the Body curated by Peter Gynd

RM 4011 & 4013

and performing in:

Transgressive Inversions + Identities: GROUP EXHIBITION curated by AKArt
RM 4024 & 4026

Performance Schedule:
Katya Grokhovsky
Wednesday, March 4, 5-7pm Status Update
Thursday, March 5, 4-7pm Slow dance
Saturday, March 7, 4-7pm Status Update
Sunday, March 8, 3-6pm Slow Dance

Exhibition hours:

Wednesday - Saturday: 12-8pm Sunday: 12-6pm


Skylight at Moynihan Station
307 West 31st Street, NYC
Entrance on 31st Street [at 8th Avenue]

Friday March 6th 2015 7-9pm
I'm performing in an evening of performances in
celebration of the last week of
Immediate Female Exhibition with Christen Clifford and
and Natalee Cayton.

Judith Charles Gallery

196 Bowery NYC


Also currently on view:

Status Update video @ Roger Smith's Video Channel 22 as part of Escape - a series of five short films curated by Art Nerd New York's Lori Zimmer


March 21st 2015 4-10pm

I will perform Slow Dance as part of
Flex It! My Body. My Temple
Organized by San Diego Art Institute Executive Director Ginger Shulick Porcella and Adrienne Outlaw, Director of Seed Space in Nashville, FLEX IT!

Melbourne, Australia
If you are in Melbourne, from March 2-15th, my video work Blue Wrap is screening as part of a video program in celebration of International Women's Day @ Victorian College of the Arts, Lenton Parr Library Foyer, Level 1, Hub Building, Building 863, 234 St Kilda Road, Southbank, VIC 3006 AUSTRALIA.












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