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Contents for March 10, 2015

1. Harley J. Spiller, Gulsen Calik, Jim Costanzo, Peggy Diggs, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, David Greg Harth, Marty Heitner, Norm Magnusson, Paul McMahon, Iris Rose, Dread Scott, Micki Watanabe Spiller, Rumiko Tsuda, Dolores Zorreguieta, FF Alumns, in new Princeton Architectural Press book, released today

It is with great happiness that I announce my first book is being released today and is now available online and wherever fine books are sold. Titled "Keep the Change: A Collector's Tales of Lucky Pennies, Counterfeit C-Notes, and Other Curious Currency," the 112 page book contains stories and 48 full-color images of my collection of altered U.S. currency.

The book was created with the skillful photography of Micki Watanabe Spiller and Marty Heitner, and the art and generosity of Gulsen Calik, Jim Costanzo, Peggy Diggs, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, David Greg Harth, Marty Heitner, Norm Magnusson, Paul McMahon, Iris Rose, Dread Scott, Micki Watanabe Spiller, Rumiko Tsuda, Dolores Zorreguieta and many other FF Alumns, artists and friends.

There are two book events planned so far in NYC:

April 28th at 7 pm
The Astoria Bookshop, Queens

April 29th from 12:30-1:30 pm
The Museum of American Finance, a Smithsonian Institution, 48 Wall St., Manhattan

Here are 3 links where you can order the paperback or Kindle edition:




More details follow below. I hope you will enjoy the book and let me know your reactions. Thank you very much.


Keep the Change: A Collector's Tales of Lucky Pennies, Counterfeit C-Notes, and Other Curious Currency by Harley J. Spiller
Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN 9781616892562
Publication date 03/10/2015

Harley J. Spiller began collecting money at the age of five when, home sick from school, his father tossed him a sack of pennies and a Whitman coin folder. In the five decades since, author Spiller has amassed one of America's most extensive collections of unusual financial artifacts as well as a wealth of anecdotes and quirky historical details about U.S. currency. In Keep the Change, Spiller takes an irreverent look at our most uncommon coins and bills. Readers learn why greenbacks are green; what happens to worn-out bills (compost is involved); how artists navigate the fine line between art and mutilation; whether it's ever acceptable to burn money (short answer: maybe); and how coin clippers and counterfeiters through the ages have profited by manipulating money. This highly selective tour through currency legends and lore will inspire readers to look with a new sense of wonder at the bills that pass through our hands every day.

Author Harley J. Spiller was named by Art & Antiques magazine as one of the nation's "Top 100 Collectors" Illustrated with forty-eight color images of items in the author's archives, including bills with printing errors, artists' money, and a "neutron irradiated" souvenir dime from an atomic energy exhibit for children at the 1964--65 World's Fair Includes entertaining and comprehensive catalogs of slang terms for money and of the myriad methods for transforming cash, from bar tricks to folding to rubber stamping to shrinking, silk-screening, and puncturing to make jewelry.

And here's a link to a 1 minute video promo:



2. Jacob Burckhardt, FF Alumn, at Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, March 21


Saturday, March 21 at 7:30pm

Microscope Gallery
1329 Willoughby Avenue #2B
Brooklyn, NY 11237

(2015, approximately 21 minutes, Digital video, Color. English and Sinhala with subtitles)
Camera and editing by Jacob Burckhardt
The students at the Sri Palee campus of the University of Colombo throw a dance party, complete with choreographed numbers and a DJ. In a predominately Sinhala Buddhist part of Sri Lanka they are celebrating the Hindu Holi festival of colors, as a gesture of reconciliation, five years after the end of civil war. They are also celebrating having survived three years of university.

(2004, 11 minutes, 16mm, Black and White) Camera, editing, and sound by Jacob Burckhardt
A poetic view of the Modern Ancient city from the point of view of a familiar pedestrian. Stones, water, graffitti, lights, the Pope, cats, people in the streets, clouds, markets, and even a few monuments, captured on a Bolex with grainy black and white film. Music by Carlo Buti and Tschipolla.

(2010, 47 minutes, Digital Video) Camera and editing by Jacob Burckhardt
Edith Schloss Burckhardt, a 90-year-old artist living in Rome, gives a tour of her apartment. She vividly presents her own paintings, her career and her vast knowledge of American and European art history and mythology, past and present. She provides a colorful commentary and anecdotes about her life and her collection, which ranges from puppets found in the trash in Palermo to works and correspondence by her many friends, including painters, sculptors, poets, photographers and filmmakers, dance and art critics, musicians and composers, such as Fairfield Porter, Giorgio Morandi, Peter Rockwell, Meret Oppenheim, Edwin Denby, Rudy Burckhardt, Francesca Woodman, Elliott Carter, Alvin Curran, and many others.

(1955, 8 minutes, 16mm., black and white) by Rudy Burckhardt
The city of Verona, Italy, in 1955, with music by Domenico Scarlatti.



3. Doug Beube, Susan Newmark, FF Alumns, at Brooklyn Central Library, March 25-May 27

Hello to all,
The Dialogues in the Visual Arts program at the Brooklyn Public Library will be held this spring on Wednesdays, March 25, April 22, and May 27. It's an exciting series, the details of the April 22nd program follow below, and I hope you can join us.
Susan Newmark Fleminger, Program Curator

Dialogues in the Visual Arts Series II
Join us for the second season of conversations moderated by arts professionals with contemporary Brooklyn visual artists. All events are held in the Information Commons Lab.

What Does the Book Have to Do with It?
The Book in Contemporary Art
Long familiar as a container for information, books allow artists to push beyond ordinary categorizations and combine media to create sculptural objects, textural inventions and unique visual narratives. With moderator Maddy Rosenberg, and artists Tomie Arai, Doug Beube and Anne Gilman.
Wednesday, April 22, 6:30 pm



4. Jane Dickson, Joe Lewis, FF Alumns, at BronxArtSpace, March 11

Jane Dickson and Joe Lewis artist talk Wednesday March 11th 6:30-8:30pm at BronxArtSpace in conjunction with the two person show "Turn Up the Volume" which closes Saturday March 14.

Turn Up the Volume: Jane Dickson & Joe Lewis
• Fri, Feb 20, 20156:00pm
Sat, Mar 14, 20155:00pm
• BronxArtSpace305 E 140th St #1A Bronx, NY 10454
Artist Talk moderated by Sergio Bessa Wednesday, March 11 6:3-8:30PM

BronxArtSpace is pleased to announce Turn Up the Volume, a two-person exhibition by Jane Dickson and Joe Lewis celebrating the global reach of Hip Hop culture since its earliest moments in the Bronx. From Soweto to Dallas, BMW to ballet, Hip Hop culture is a ubiquitous global currency.

Dickson began working on projects at Fashion Moda in the South Bronx in 1979, created City Maze in 1980 with Crash and Noc, and began collaborating on the first Hip Hop movie Wild Style in 1981. Often working on industrial materials, her paintings examine conventions and disjunctions of contemporary American life from the crowded, theatrical street life of new York. Her work is owned by more than thirty museums including the Metropolitan Museum, the Whitney, MoMA, ad the Brooklyn Museum.

Lewis grew up on B'way during the golden age of the pop music business and would up at Fashion Moda curating and producing art, performance, and music. Primarily using text, Lewis focuses on the 'the Word' and its influence on things when taken out of context--like a prep school boy dressing and acting like a 'gangster.' His work is in collections at the Studio Museum, LACMA, and Deutsche Bank.

The gallery is open Wednesday 3:00-6:30PM, Thursday and Friday 12:00-6:30PM, and Saturday 12:00-5:00PM.



5. Pablo Helguera, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, March 5

The New York Times
Art & Design
Pablo Helguera: 'Strange Oasis'
MARCH 5, 2015
Art in Review

Social practice, a recent term developed to describe art projects often staged in distinct communities and concerned with social justice issues, is hard to translate into a gallery in Chelsea. You might not even know this was a social practice-type show, except that Pablo Helguera, who also works in the education department at the Museum of Modern Art (museum education departments are hotbeds of social practice activity), is well known in the field.

If you look more closely at the display cases, photographs and collections of framed documents on the wall, however, you will see a variety of concerns emerging. In "The Parable Conference" (2014), Mr. Helguera exchanged letters with people who would be in the audience of his performance at the Brooklyn Academy of Music last October. Some of the letters are displayed here. They ponder questions like "Should we treat art making as a profession?" and "Who is an author?" Meanwhile, the game Vita Vel Regula (Rules of Life), which began in 2013 and is to end in 2097, includes photographs documenting a project in which some of the participants will, presumably, outlive the innovator, Mr. Helguera.

Because participation is one of the hallmarks of social practice, Mr. Helguera has included two live projects that are available only on Saturdays. One is a sort of mock ritual experienced in a darkened room and the other is a card game, best played in a group. In the first one, you are invited by a young woman to choose a "dead idea" to bury from a grid of canisters on the wall. In the second one, a partial re-creation of Mr. Helguera's project at Site Santa Fe in 2013, you sit at a table and play card games based on some of those played in the American Southwest, when it was Mexican territory. In all of these works, there is a sense of playfulness, poeticism and gentle open-ended inquiry. Reminiscent of Fluxus and other art movements, these pieces also show you possibilities for socially engaged art in the present.

Kent Fine Art
210 11th Avenue, Chelsea
Through March 14


Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong, presents a day-long programme featuring an artist talk by Pablo Helguera.

The New York-based artist, academic, educator, and writer, as well as a sometime cartoonist, composer, and opera singer, delves into his recent and past participatory projects to consider the 'library as form' in his talk, The Open Book. Helguera, whose work spans history, pedagogy, sociolinguistics, and anthropology through lectures, museum displays, performances, and written fiction, has exhibited and performed internationally.

AAA will also host a brunch, and the reception for Excessive Enthusiasm: Ha Bik Chuen and the Archive as Practice, an exhibition in the AAA library stemming from our research into the archive of Hong Kong-based artist Ha Bik Chuen (1925-2009).


Talk | The Open Book | Pablo Helguera
A Space, 10/F, Asia Art Archive

11/F, Asia Art Archive

Exhibition | Excessive Enthusiasm: Ha Bik Chuen and the Archive as Practice
AAA Library, 11/F, Asia Art Archive
For more information, click here

Pablo Helguera is a New York-based artist and educator. Recent exhibitions include SITE Santa Fe Biennial (2014-2015); 11 Havana Biennial (2011); Performa 11 Biennial (2011); Centro de Arte Reina Sofia (2009); and Forever & Today, Inc. (2008). Helguera is the author of eighteen books, a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, and serves as Director of Adult and Academic Programmes at the Museum of Modern Art.

Related Event: Open Platform 2015
VENUE: Asia Art Archive, Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong Tel: + 852 2844 1112 | Website: http://www.aaa.org.hk

MORE INFO: http://www.aaa.org.hk/PabloHelguera

Asia Art Archive is an independent non-profit organisation initiated in 2000 in response to the urgent need to document and make accessible the multiple recent histories of art in the region. With an international Board of Directors, an Advisory Board made up of noted scholars and curators, and an in-house research team, AAA has collated one of the most valuable collections of material on contemporary art in the region - open to the public free of charge and increasingly accessible from its website. More than a static repository waiting to be discovered, AAA instigates critical thinking and dialogue for a wide range of audiences via public, research, residential and educational programmes.



6. Fred Wilson, FF Alumn, in The New York Times, March 5

The New York Times
Art & Design
A Wink at the Quirks of a Famed Collector
MARCH 5, 2015
Inside Art

Now that the Barnes Foundation has weathered its move from Albert Barnes's home in suburban Merion, Pa., to downtown Philadelphia in 2012, it seems newly game to look at itself with a bit of irreverence.

For "The Order of Things," opening on May 16, the installation artists Mark Dion, Judy Pfaff and Fred Wilson have been invited to respond to Barnes's own brand of installation art, his idiosyncratic mix of Impressionist and old master paintings, furniture, metalwork and ceramics placed in "ensembles" according to color, shape and size rather than chronology or art history.

"People react to the way Barnes installed his collection in such different ways, some finding it liberating and others saying it subsumes the individual works into these bigger structures," said the exhibition curator, Martha Lucy. Barnes, who died in 1951, decreed that the works had to remain exactly in the place he left them, and the foundation reinstalled them to the inch in its new home.

"Even though we can't take them apart because of Barnes's mandate," Ms. Lucy continued, "we can still have artists engage with what's great and what's problematic about them."

Known for using classifying methods of science in his installations, Mr. Dion is arranging a naturalist's tools on the wall as Barnes might have done. The obsessive symmetry in the grouping of butterfly nets, botanical pruners, microscopes and guns will read as Barnesian, but with a pointed critique about collecting.

"In natural history, collecting is a destructive act because it literally kills things," Mr. Dion said. "Once Barnes collected his works and froze them in a very particular context, the art is not allowed any other kinds of discussions."

Mr. Wilson often illuminates a museum's culture with installations made from objects uncovered in its storage rooms. Here, noticing adjacencies of commonplace furniture and paraphernalia in the foundation's offices in Merion, he will reinstall these clusters faithfully on plinths as "ready-made ensembles." "There's an absurdity in it, obviously," Mr. Wilson said, perhaps raising an eyebrow at Barnes's adherence to the notion of permanence.

While the unruly exuberance of Ms. Pfaff's typical installations might run counter to Barnes's way of looking at art, "his eclectic mixing and independence makes a lot of sense to me," she said. She plans to splice together various architectural plans on the gallery floor and build to the ceiling, integrating crafts, furniture and natural materials. "I'm wondering what Pandora's box Martha has opened up," Ms. Pfaff said.



7. LoVid, FF Alumns, at Experimental Intermedia, Manhattan, March 15, and more

We have several events in NYC this month.

Sunday March 15 9:00pm
Experimental Intermedia
224 Centre Street at Grand, Third Floor, N Y 10013

We will perform with a combination of handmade analog and digital instruments; the performance will center on an audiovisual composition where the video and sound are translated from the same electric signal; We will be joined by an ensemble of MFA in
Sound-Art students from Columbia University


Dark Circuits Series: LoVid Back In The Frame Series
Saturday, March 21 9:00pm
121 Ludlow, Second Floor, New York, New York 10002
We will present a special audiovisual performance for Spectrum combining analog and digital handmade tools. The performance will feature our hardware A/V instrument; Color Wheel. For this event, we invited filmmaker James Fotopoulos to contribute by providing a pre-recorded video feed. This is the second performance collaboration between LoVid and Fotopoulos. The video will be accompanied by a live soundtrack.


Videofreex Screening and Panel Discussion at Electronic Arts Intermix
Wednesday, March 25 at 6:30pm
535 West 22nd Street, 5th Flr New York


We are honored to be part of a screening and panel discussion in conjunction with "Videofreex: The Art of Guerrilla Television", organized by Andrew Ingall.

This event will highlight the bold inter-disciplinary nature of the early video collective's projects, with a special focus on Videofreex founding member David Cort, who edited several of his key video works at EAI in the 1970s. Selections of Cort's video work, representing his use of video as an interactive tool for electronic imaging exploration, will provide a catalyst for the panel discussion.

Panelists include original Videofreex member Davidson Gigliotti, Cort's collaborator Shalom Gorewitz, and LoVid, a media art duo who represent a new generation of artists who have been influenced by the interdisciplinary practices of the Videofreex.
The panel will be co-moderated by Andrew Ingall and EAI's Director of Distribution, Rebecca Cleman.




8. Luke Roberts, FF Alumn, at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, April 10-12

Pope Alice@Palais de Tokyo - 'Do Disturb'

Her Divine Holiness Pope Alice has been invited to the Palais de Tokyo in Paris to feature in the non-stop performance event 'Do Disturb' on 10th, 11th and 12th of April. The event is a partnership with MoMA PS1 (New York), Matadero (Madrid), the National Arts Centre Plastics (CNAP, Paris), FRAC Lorraine and TATE Modern (London).

In April 2012, a few days before its reopening, Palais de Tokyo held a warm-up event with 30 hours of non-stop concerts, performances, conferences, screenings and shows. "DO DISTURB!" is in a similar vein. It will be bold, brash and creative, a feast of culture against the backdrop of the usual Palais de Tokyo buzz.
"DO DISTURB!" aims to surprise. It sets out to break down barriers between artistic disciplines, to push boundaries, at the crossroads between dance, music, video and performance.

For this first edition of "DO DISTURB!", Palais de Tokyo invited guest contributions from some of the world's best-known art establishments: MoMA PS1 (New York), Tate Modern (London), Berghain (Berlin), Matadero Madrid, CNAP Paris and the 49 Nord 6 Est - Frac Lorraine. New creations, works being premiered in France and unmissable performances will all feature in the programme. Friday 10 April at 6pm to 8pm on Sunday 12 April: three days and two nights of discovery and celebration, offering an insight into the world and all contemporary forms of performing arts. Artists will take possession of the building, creating a unique trajectory that spans several levels of the Palais de Tokyo. The performance spaces, and their points of contact, will be linked by the individual journey each visitor chooses to make. Chief curator: Vittoria Matarrese, Head of Cultural Programming and Special Projects at Palais de Tokyo. http://www.palaisdetokyo.com/en/events/do-disturb



9. Babs Reingold, FF Alumn, at Here, thru April 25

I'm pleased to participate in "Beige" at HEREART NYC


Curated by Lovina Purple

March 5 - April 25

Opening Reception Thursday, March 5, 5 - 7 pm (cancelled due to snow storm - new date to come)

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 2 - 7 pm

HERE proudly presents Beige! at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue) from March 5 - April 25, Tuesday - Saturday 2 - 7 pm. Beige is a color that has a bad reputation. It's used often as a way to describe something boring or dull, suburban or un-creative. In this exhibition, artists use other means than color to attract their viewer. Works are rich in texture, complexity, meaning and purpose. These artists turn "beige" into something intriguing, beautiful, exciting and unique. Artists include: Stephanie Beck, Susan Benarcik, Jacobus Capone, Abby Goldstein, Mikhail Gubin, Aaron Haba, Michael Kukla, Christina Massey, Babs Reingold and Katie Shima.

HEREart exhibit of BEIGE! runs March 5 - April 25, Tuesday - Saturday, 2 - 7 pm with a wine reception and opening on Thursday, March 5 from 5 - 7pm.

HERE is located at 145 Sixth Avenue, NYC, one block below Spring Street. For more, visit www.here.org.

Babs Reingold

Recent Exhibits:
Luna Window

The Last Tree

Luna Window listing on NY Art Beat

Review of "The Last Tree"

Conversation with Midori Yoshimoto

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10. Agnes Denes, FF Alumn, at Leslie Tonkonow, Manhattan, March 14-May 9

In the Realm of Pyramids
The Visual Philosophy of Agnes Denes

March 14 - May 9, 2015

The first exhibition devoted exclusively to Agnes Denes's expressive uses of the pyramid form surveys the artist's interpretations, inventions, and expansions of this iconic structure, a central theme in her work from the 1960s to the present.

Denes's pyramids, created in an unusually wide variety of mediums and materials - ranging from calcareous human remains to a mountain planted with 11,000 fir trees near Tampere, Finland - are literal, conceptual, philosophical, architectural, mathematical, and imaginary manifestations in two and three dimensions. In the Introduction to her book in progress, "The Book of The Pyramids," she writes:

"The Pyramids appear in my work in a variety of forms from the Snail, Egg, and Fish Pyramids to pyramids of thought processes, mathematics, and forests. They have little to do with their Egyptian ancestors; rather, they represent social structures in the form of a visual philosophy that conveys ecological, social, and cultural issues. Their purpose is to respond to humanity's crucial concerns, and to seek benign solutions to them."

The exhibition includes a wide variety of the exquisitely rendered drawings that helped to establish Denes's reputation as a concept-based artist, distinguished by works expressing her highly evolved aesthetic and social concerns. The drawings vary greatly in scale from intimate notebook-sized compositions in ink on graph paper to monumentally scaled renderings in liquid silver on silk vellum. Also on view are examples of the many prints she has made over a forty-year period, displaying her innovations in experimental graphic processes.

Among the photographic works in the exhibition are vintage prints from the series Human Dust (1969), in which the artist documented the desiccated residue of cremated human remains that she gathered into pyramidal forms, accompanied by a poetic text that creates the life of a man reduced to a series of statistics. Also, exhibited for the first time is the unique black & white photographic construction entitled "Map Projections: Pyramidal Projection" (1973).

Projected images of the philosophically driven, ecologically engaged land art pieces she has created throughout the world since the late 1960s will also be on view. Representations of proposed works by the artist such as "A Forest for New York City," comprised of planting 50,000 trees for the 117-acre Edgemere landfill in Queens, NY, will also be included.

The pyramid is the organizing structure for such major site works as "Tree Mountain - A Living Time Capsule - 11,000 Trees - 11,000 People" (1992-96), a massive earthwork and land reclamation project near Ylöjärvi, Finland and "A Forest For Australia" (1998), at the Altoona Treatment Plant in Melbourne where the artist planted 6,000 trees from endangered species into 5 spiraling step pyramids. The exhibition also introduces the artist's newest work, "The Living Pyramid" (2015), commissioned by Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City. Created from several tons of soil, planted grasses, and wild flowers, it will span forty feet at the base and stand thirty-five feet high at the edge of the Hudson River. It's towering, curving form echoes the organic architecture that first appeared in Denes's Pyramid drawings of the 1970s and 1980s. In his essay for the catalogue that accompanied Denes's 2012 exhibition at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, curator Jeffrey Uslip describes them as "...architectural stand-ins for the fate of humanity. Often morphing, contorting and shifting into biomorphic forms, they represent future cities - structures supporting life within the unmanageable environment, foreseen by the artist more than forty years ago."

"The Living Pyramid" will be open to the public from May 17 to August 30, 2015. It will be Denes's first major site work in New York City since 1982 when, at the invitation of the Public Art Fund, she planted and harvested two acres of wheat on the lower Manhattan landfill that is now the site of Battery Park City, creating "Wheatfield - A Confrontation," one of Land Art's most radical and significant works. In recognition of this, Agnes Denes has been invited to install a greatly expanded re-enactment of "Wheatfield" in Milan, Italy, in connection with Expo Milano 2015, the universal exhibition with the theme of Feeding the Planet: Energy for Life. From March through October of this year, "Wheatfield" will occupy twelve acres of the Porta Nuova section of the city, presented by The Fondazione Riccardo Catella, in partnership with the Fondazione Nicola Trussardi and Confagricoltura.

Born in Budapest in 1931, Agnes Denes was raised in Sweden and educated mainly in the United States. She has participated in more than 500 solo and group exhibitions at museums and galleries worldwide as well as such international surveys as the "Biennale of Sydney;" "Documenta 6," Kassel, Germany; the "Venice Biennale;" and the "SITE Santa Fe Biennial." Works by the artist are in the collections of major institutions throughout the world, including The Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; the National Gallery of Art and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; FRAC Lorraine, Metz; the Nurnberger Kunsthalle, and many others.

A pioneer of both conceptual and environmental art, Agnes Denes has written five books and received honorary doctorates from Bucknell University and Ripon College. She has completed public and private commissions in North and South America, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East, and has received numerous honors and awards including four fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and four grants from the New York State Council on the Arts; the DAAD Fellowship, Berlin, Germany (1978); the American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Award (1985); M.I.T's highly prestigious Eugene McDermott Achievement Award "In Recognition of Major Contribution to the Arts" (1990); the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome (1998); the Watson Transdisciplinary Art Award from Carnegie Mellon University (1999); the Anonymous Was a Woman Award (2007); and the Ambassador's Award for Cultural Diplomacy for Strengthening the Friendship between the US and the Republic of Hungary through Excellence in Contemporary Art (2008).

The exhibition will be our fourth one-person presentation of works by the artist.

Leslie Tonkonow Artworks + Projects is located on the sixth floor of 535 West 22nd Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.



11. David Everitt Howe, Dynasty Handbag, FF Alumns, at The Kitchen, Manhattan, April 24-25

April 24 and 25, 8:00pm, The Kitchen
Dynasty Handbag world premiere
Good Morning Evening Feelings with Dynasty Handbag
Curated by David Everitt Howe for NYPAC

"Good Morning Evening Feelings with Dynasty Handbag is a live conceptual one hour hybrid morning/latenight/childrens show for adults hosted by everyone's favorite no-one, Dynasty Handbag...the show will feature an emotionally stunted musical performance, an unpleasant, non-results based exercise routine, a grief squelching cooking segment, and experimental commercial breaks for imaginary feminist products." (original banner image by Allison Michael Orenstein)

Tickets on sale soon!



12. Erin Markey, Carmelita Tropicana, David Everitt Howe, FF Alumns, at Abrons Art Center, Manhattan, May 12

May 12, Abrons Arts Center
Raúl De Nieves, Erin Markey, Macy Rodman
Hosted by Carmelita Tropicana

"For its second year coinciding with art fair fever in New York, ANTIFREEZE returns with a program of short, DIY performances providing a palate cleanser of sorts to the pristine objects, clean sight lines, and luminous atmospheres of most art viewing contexts."

David Everitt Howe



13. Alan Sondheim, FF Alumn, at Brown University, Providence, RI, March 12-15

(Among other events, our part of the Interrupt Festival, with Azure
Carter and Kathleen Ottinger; thanks to John Cayley.)


Integrated Events

Events that are a part of Interrupt 3 but not in the regular schedule
of Presentations and Discussions, plus Event & Exhibitions that
coincide with Interrupt, and share its concerns and topics, and are run
or curated by Interrupt organizers.?

The Granoff Center for the Creative Arts Brown University

Providence, Rhode Island March 12?15, 2015

A residency led by Alan Sondheim in Studio 4 N330 utilizing Brown?s? ?
legacy ?Cave? immersive audiovisual environment. Attendees may drop? ?
in on the residency throughout Interrupt. Alan Sondheim will give? ?
introductions to the work on Saturday at 1-2pm and at 2-3pm.

Ongoing long-form work with virtual worlds, Cave environments,? ?
sonic anticipatory architectures. Workshop of failure and success.? ?
The permanent IRQ of? ?
Annihilation. Alan Sondheim will be working? ?
with Azure Carter and Kathleen Ottinger.


RHADA MAY INSTALLATION Radha May is presenting the first of a three
part body of work in an a show at the Granoff Center for the Creative
Arts, Providence, Rhode Island. When The Towel Drops Vol 1 | Italy is a
35 millimeter film installation that explores femininity and female
sexuality as depicted in film scenes censored out of publicly viewed
cinema in post-World War II Italy.

From Line to Constellation, an exhibition curated by Francesca Capone.
with an installation and performance by Jen Bervin.

Maximum Sideline: Interrupt Postscript at Proxy, an exhibition
presented by a curatorial platform in a downtown storefront in

Residents Exhibition: A live collaborative exhibition led by 4
visiting resident artists: David Court, Kristen Mueller, Benjamin
Shaykin and Sophia Le Fraga.

Related video presentations on 4 public screens.
A post-studio Sunday evening event at Machines with Magnets
(Pawtucket) featuring performances by RRLEW, Akiko Hatakeyama, Kristin
Hayter, Laura Warman, Maralie (Valise), Matt Underwood, Reed Gaines, V
Manuscript, Viszk, Willa Van Nostrand.

Please visit us at irq3.interrupt.xyz

Interrupt 3 is generously supported with Arts Initiative funds
administered by Brown?s Creative Arts Council, and the further support
of the Literary Arts Department. It is co-organized by Francesca
Capone, John Cayley, and other members of the Brown and RISD community
associated with Digital Language Arts.



14. R. Sikoryak, FF Alumn, at The Society of Illustrators, Manhattan, March 14


A performance and tribute to cartoonist Winsor McCay

At The Society of Illustrators on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 2 pm.

Carousel, the comics reading & performance series, presents a tribute to Winsor McCay's Little Nemo. The show features cartoonists and illustrators from the Locust Moon Press anthology LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM, plus a special presentation by animation historian and Oscar-winning filmmaker John Canemaker.

Besides being one of the greatest cartoonists of all time, Winsor McCay was also a popular and innovative vaudeville performer, so this show is a perfect way to honor his amazing legacy.

With readings, animations, and performances by: John Canemaker, Maëlle Doliveux, Maria Hoey, Adriano Moraes, Dave Proch, Andrea Tsurumi, Ronald Wimberly, and special guests. Plus a slide show drawn by Dean Haspiel (not appearing in person). Hosted by R. Sikoryak.

March 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Society of Illustrators, 128 East 63rd Street (btwn Park & Lexington Avenues), New York, NY 10065

Admission: $15 Non-members, $10 members, $7 seniors/students

Also on display: an exhibit with original art from the Locust Moon Press anthology LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM. The exhibition runs through March 28, 2015.

Animation historian and Oscar-winning filmmaker John Canemaker presents animation's first female personality: the spunky dinosaur Gertie, who celebrated her 100th birthday last year. Winsor McCay's breakthrough film is a masterpiece of early character animation, a type of individualization in animation whose legacy is the pantheon of Walt Disney.

Canemaker is the author of twelve acclaimed books on animation history, including the only biography of Winsor McCay. He is a tenured professor and head of the animation program at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and his short The Moon and the Son won a 2005 Academy Award as Best Animated Short. JohnCanemaker.com

Maëlle Doliveux is a French and Swiss illustrator, cartoonist and animator who's clients include Newsweek, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Motorola. She graduated from the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program at the School of Visual Arts in 2013, has received recognition from the Society of Illustrators, the Art Director's Club and American Illustration as well as having been a jury member for the Society of Illustrators in 2015. www.maelledoliveux.com

Emmy award winner and Eisner Award nominee Dean Haspiel created BILLY DOGMA, illustrated for HBO's "Bored To Death," was a Master Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, is a Yaddo fellow, a playwright, and the co-founder of Hang Dai Editions. Dino has written, drawn, and collaborated on many superhero and semi-autobiographical comix and graphic novels. www.deanhaspiel.com

Maria Hoey is 1/2 of Coin-Op. A studio started with her brother Peter in 1998. Together they create illustrations, animations, and comic stories. The best possible job on the planet. Coin-Op studio is at www.peterhoey.com.

Adriano Moraes is a Brazillian born cartoonist working as freelancer in NY on almost all mediums from theater to film, illustration, animation, puppetry, burlesque shows, graphic design and advertising. He sucks at singing and dancing but that never stopped him. facebook.com/theadriano

Dave Proch is a Philadelphia based cartoonist and the creator of the ongoing serial book, "Mango Lizard". He can be reached at www.daveproch.com.

Andrea Tsurumi is an illustrator and cartoonist who likes history, absurdity, dogs and monsters (in no particular order). Comics of hers have appeared in The Graphic Canon of Children's Literature, Flashed: Sudden Stories in Prose and Comics, The Nib and Quarter Moon. Her work has been described as "strange and emotive." She likes funny stories, lives in New York City, and you can see her work at www.andreatsurumi.com

Ronald Wimberly is an artist who works primarily in design and narrative. He is an accomplished illustrator and cartoonist, having designed several graphic novels as well as shorter works for DC/Vertigo, Nike, Marvel, Hill and Wang, and Dark Horse. His last work was the critically acclaimed Prince of Cats for DC/Vertigo. http://ronwimberly.com/

R. Sikoryak is the cartoonist behind Masterpiece Comics (Drawn & Quarterly). He's also recently drawn for The New York Times Book Review, The Graphic Canon of Children's Literature, SpongeBob Comics, Hellboy, and more. www.rsikoryak.com

For more info: http://carouselslideshow.com

And: http://www.societyillustrators.org/Events-and-Programs/Special-Events/2015/Nemo-Carousel/LITTLE-NEMO-meets-CAROUSEL.aspx



15. Billy X. Curmano, FF Alumn, now online at www.rollingnap.com, and more

Billy X. Curmano's Worldwide Rolling Nap, Visitation and Reception at Witoka Contemporary

"Relax... Do Less... Save the Planet... It's not easy," so says Billy X. Curmano - as American Idle - in the "The 24-hour Worldwide Rolling Nap". This, his latest multi-layered performance and environmental statement calls for a paradigm shift to a slower pace. Curmano will attempt to bed down March 19th at 7:33 a.m. Central Daylight Savings Time and awaken with the 2015 Spring Dawn - 7:33 a.m. March 20th.

Naps are personal, but the "How Do You Sleep?" installation will be open for visitation March 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. with a reception March 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Witoka Contemporary, 27979 County Road 17, Winona, MN USA. The elaborate installation demonstrates just how hard the artist finds slowing down. It includes a Bed of Nails with a Pillow and Blanket of Tiny Tacks. The red steel frame bed has 2,395 galvanized steel 3 inch roofing nails, the canvas blanket 2,766 galvanized steel half inch cut tacks and the pillow boasts 640 black steel half inch cut tacks. Don't ask about the Teddy Bear or Kevlar pajamas.

Other extended performances from the award-winning artist have included a 40-day Death Valley Desert Fast, a 2,376.4-mile Mississippi River swim and thousands of miles touring on a Greyhound Bus. He's posted a thought per day without fail since January 1, 2013 on climate disruption to the blog at www.billyx.net for the "InClimate Project" which is under the auspices of Franklin Furnace (NY). His nap begins with "InClimate Post #808".

Humans probably do the least damage to the environment when they sleep, but modern society knocks out naps, siestas and free time in exchange for dwindling rewards. If everyone worldwide turned off for just an hour each day for a year, the energy savings could be as much as 623,292,349.6 kWh.

His napping body stays put, but the hours roll around the globe. The Rolling Nap Manifesto at www.rollingnap.com invites visitors to join the movement with their own idle stories and images or simply by taking a nap.

"Nonsense wakes up the brain cells." - Dr. Seuss



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