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Contents for April 27, 2015

1. Penny Arcade, John Fleck, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Holly Hughes, Erin Markey, Salley May, Jennifer Miller, Jennifer Monson, Theodora Skipitares, Carmelita Tropicana, Ela Troyano, Martha Wilson, FF Alumns, at Abrons Art Center, Manhattan, May 1-2

The Abrons Arts Center Presents
Avant-Garde-Arama: Mayday!
On loan from Performance Space 122

Friday, May 1 & Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 8:00pm Abrons Arts Center- Historic Playhouse

New York, NY: A tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the Abrons' Playhouse, this edition of Avant-Garde-Arama features several performing arts institutions who have helped to build the legacy of 21st Century performance, along with their picks for the next generation of trailblazing, edge cutting, legacy making artists. All come together at the Historic Playhouse for two nights only to celebrate the Abrons Arts Center and these other pivotal performance spaces. This is a historical moment in performance history where all the latest and greatest performance spaces come together for two nights of groundbreaking work. Avant-Garde-Arama:MAYDAY! is curated by Salley May in collaboration with the NYC performance venues. Lobby installation at the performance is by Laurel Jay Carpenter and illustration for the event is by Laurie Olinder.
Friday, May 1 at 8:00pm and Saturday, May 2 at 8:00pm. Tickets available at
http://www.abronsartscenter.org/performances/avant-garde-arama-mayday.html
The performance venues, foundational to the past, present, and future of performance work, feature their choices of torch bearing, cutting edge artists that have been bricklayers to the spaces' legacies. The institutions taking part in this historical event are Movement Research, Dixon Place, Performance Space 122, La MaMa, The Chocolate Factory, BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Gallery80WSE, The Bushwick Starr, Franklin Furnace, The New Museum, wow, Abrons Arts Center, RUSSEL PROJECTS, and Performing Garage/Wooster Group.

Penny Arcade and Erin Markey host the performance on Friday, May 1 at 8:00pm. The performance venues this evening include Movement Research presenting Jennifer Miller and John Jasperse, Dixon Place presenting ANIMALS, Performance Space 122 presenting Niv Acosta, La MaMa presenting Theodora Skipitares, The Chocolate Factory presenting Rebecca Patek, BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange presenting The Ballez/Katy Pyle, and Movement Research presenting Ishmael Houston-Jones.
Carmelita Tropicana and Erin Markey host the performance on Saturday, May 2 at 8:00pm. The performance venues this evening include La Mama presenting John Fleck, Gallery 80WSE presenting Uzi Parnes and Ela Troyano, The Bushwick Starr presenting Half Straddle, Franklin Furnace presenting Martha Wilson, The New Museum presenting Travis Chamberlain for Jennifer Monson, wow presenting Holly Hughes, Abrons Arts Center presenting Jack Ferver with Reid Bartelme, RUSSEL PROJECTS presenting Yin Yue Dance, and Performing Garage/ Wooster Group presenting The Institute for Psychogeographic Adventure.

Avant-Garde-Arama (AGA) is on loan from Performance Space 122 (PS122) in celebration of Abrons' Playhouse Centennial Season. For over 35 years, PS122 has been a hub of contemporary live performance in the United States, commissioning and presenting a remarkable array of new and innovative theater, dance, music, new media and performance. AGA is PS122's longest running performance series with over three decades of short-form works.
http://www.ps122.org/

The Abrons Arts Center is the performing and visual arts program of Henry Street Settlement. The Abrons supports the presentation of innovative, multi-disciplinary work; cultivates artists in all stages of their creative development through educational programs, commissions, and residencies; and serves as an intersection of cultural engagement for local, national, and international audiences and arts-workers.

For more information, please contact:
Chelsea Escher
cescher@henrystreet.org
(212)598-0400
(603) 548-0032

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2. Heather Cassils, FF Alumn, at MU, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, opening May 22

Incendiary
A solo by Cassils

MU
Torenallee 40-06 Eindhoven
+31402961663

MU Eindhoven presents Los Angeles based artist, Cassils in their first museum solo exhibition in Europe. Titled Incendiary, this show explores Cassils's multidisciplinary practice, which crosses a spectrum of performance, sound, sculpture, photography and video. The show is anchored in Cassils's live durational works and the resulting performative objects, which melt, vibrate, flash and burn with visceral intensity.
Opening night will feature a live performance of Becoming An Image. Here the artist and photographer are plunged into darkness. When the photographer uses his flash, a burst of temporary light allows the audience to see only suspended moments of the performance, much like a "live" photograph, burning this image into their retina. A sculpture bearing the markings of this violent attack will be on display for the duration of the exhibition. As will Ghost, a multi channel sound track of sharp breaths and wet punches recorded from a prior performance.

Inextinguishable Fire, Cassils newest piece, is a performance for the camera, featuring Cassils engaged in a treacherous fire stunt. The final film makes the stunt's theatrics as visible as its ostensible risk. Using techniques borrowed from Hollywood stunts, Cassils experiences the very real human terror of being lit on fire.

Another work in the exhibition is Cuts a Traditional Sculpture, a series of large-scale photographs documenting Cassils 23 weeks of muscle gain (paying direct homage to Eleanor Antin's famous body nullifying work Carving a Traditional Sculpture).
Also on view is a video projection of Teresias, named after the prophet of Greek mythology who transformed into a woman for seven years. A fifteen-minute distillation of a four-hour performance is projected of the artist pressing themselves up behind a voluptuous male torso, sculpted from ice, which melts away. In this piece Cassils is not just burning away the mantel of Teresias, they are absorbing it as well.

Opening 22 May, on show until 19 July.
Sideprogramm
20 May Design Debate on perfect humans with Cassils and Marli Huijer at Design Academy
19 June Incendiary day, with panel and performance at MU
www.heathercassils.com

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3. Ellen Rothenberg, FF Alumn, at Sector 2337, Chicago, IL, opening May 9

Dear Friends, I wanted to invite you to a solo exhibition - elsetime - opening May 9 at Sector 2337. It's a wonderful new space in Chicago
directed and curated by Caroline Picard. Please stop by if you're free that evening or we can meet at the gallery anytime. Ellen

elsetime
solo exhibition by Ellen Rothenberg
Opening Reception: May 9, 2015 6-9pm
Dates: May 9 - July 2, 2015

Sector 2337
2337 N Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL 60647
produced by The Green Lantern Press
http://sector2337.com/exhibits/#elsetime

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4. Eidia House, FF Alumns, at Plato's Cave, Brooklyn, opening May 1

PLATO'S CAVE
EIDIA House presents

Matt Delbridge
"Moving Parts"

Platos's Cave at EIDIA House
14 Dunham Place
Brooklyn, NY 11249
eidiahouse@earthlink.net eidia.com/

Opening reception Friday May 1, 2015 6-8pm
Exhibition May 1 - May 30, 2015
Hours 1-6pm, Wednesday - Saturday (or by appointment)

EIDIA House is 'adrenalized' in presenting the designer Matt Delbridge who will orchestrate the 22nd in situ installation (with limited edition) for the Plato's Cave exhibition initiative.

"Moving Parts" is the body of work created while building the brand identity for EIDIA HOUSE.
The work is a result of a deep dive into Melissa P. Wolf and Paul Lamarre's practice, which is influenced by a range of theoretical, political and formal values intertwined by the personal experiences that shaped their vision of the world and their work.

While a traditional identity might combine these influences into a succinct visual and conceptual package, the approach of "Moving Parts" was to turn this ideal on its head, exposing rather than unifying the many factors that contribute to the duo's perspective and embracing the ensuing noise, in favor of, letting the viewer explore as deeply into the minds of the artists as they choose.

The new EIDIA identity, adeptly crafted by Delbridge-visually projecting an air of sobriety, while the tone of the writing oscillates between complete absurdity and earnest sincerity. In this way, it is also a reflection of the New York art world in general.

The visual constraints placed on the system are designed to be broken-allowing the identity to continually evolve with the practice track of EIDIA House.

Matt Delbridge is a New York-based designer and art director. He is currently a designer at Google Creative Lab and has worked for clients such as Nike, Apple, Hermés and Facebook. His work has been recognized by the AIGA, and appeared in numerous publications. The Delbridge practice incorporates branding, illustration and interface design with an increasing focus on exposing the process of design within the work itself.

For PLATO'S CAVE, EIDIA House Inc. co-directors Melissa P. Wolf and Paul Lamarre (aka EIDIA) curate invited fellow artists, designers, and architects to create an installation with an accompanying edition for the underground space PLATO'S CAVE. EIDIA House functions as an art gallery and meeting place, collaborating with others to create "socially radical" art forms-framed within the discipline of aesthetic research. In 2012 Wolf and Lamarre were appointed Research Affiliates of the University of Sydney. EIDIA just returned from Bern Switzerland where they were invited for a five day intensive teaching/art performance presentation entitled Pizza Block-with a screening of their ongoing Video /Book project, FOOD SEX ART the Starving Artists' Cookbook at the Bern University of the Arts.

Plato's Cave Wed-Sat 1-6pm or by appointment.
Contact Paul Lamarre or Melissa Wolf, 646 945 3830, email to eidiahouse@earthlink.net eidia.com/

http://mattdelbridge.com/

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5. Zachary Fabri, FF Alumn, at Baruch Performing Arts Center, Manhattan, April 27, and more

Dear Folks,
Here's a few things I want to share:

In NYC, on Monday April 27, I'll be giving a lecture at the Baruch Performing Arts Center's Engleman Recital Hall, in conjunction with my solo exhibition Zachary Fabri: X Black Y.

I am honored to be a recipient of the 2015 Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program.

Although I was not awarded a Creative Capital grant, my proposal did make it to their "On Our Radar" list.

More details below.

thanks again
zach

Currently, I have 9 videos on display in my solo exhibition Zachary Fabri: X Black Y at the New Media Artspace at Baruch College. The exhibition is a mini survey that span 10 years of video work. In conjunction with the show, I'll be giving a lecture at the Baruch Performing Arts Center's Engleman Recital Hall.
Artist Lecture: 6:00 PM, Monday, April 27. dur. 45 min
A public artist lecture and closing reception will be held on April 27th at 6:00 pm, at the Baruch Performing Arts Center's Engleman Recital Hall.
Solo Exhibition
Zachary Fabri: X Black Y
February 11 - April 27, 2015
New Media Artspace gallery in Baruch's Library and Information Building
151 E. 25th Street
New York, NY 10010
http://newmediartspace.info/index.html
http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/news/PZacharyFabriNewMediaCenter.htm

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6. John Baldessari, Bill Beirne, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Bruce Nauman, Nam June Paik, Martha Rosler, FF Alumns, at Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC, thru Sept. 7

Watch This! Revelations in Media Art
3rd floor North, Smithsonian American Art Museum (8th and F Streets, N.W.)
April 24, 2015 - September 7, 2015

The second half of the 20th century introduced an array of technologies and electronic phenomena that set art in motion. Innovations in high-fidelity stereo, broadcast television, videotape and satellite technologies contributed to the frenetic pace of social change through the 1950s, '60s and '70s, simultaneously shattering and shaping modes of communication and expression. From the '80s into the millennium, the electronic age burst into the digital age, opening entirely new terrain for creative exploration. Artists have fearlessly engaged these technological leaps, finding in them new modes of expression that continuously defy and redefine the boundaries of "art."

Watch This! Revelations in Media Art presents pioneering and contemporary artworks that trace the evolution of a continuously emerging medium. The exhibition celebrates artists who are engaged in a creative revolution-one shaped as much by developments in science and technology as by style or medium-and explores the pervasive interdependence between technology and contemporary culture. The exhibition includes 44 objects from 1941 to 2013, which were acquired by the museum as part of its longstanding commitment to collecting and exhibiting media art.

Watch This! includes major works by artists Cory Arcangel, Hans Breder, Takeshi Murata, Bruce Nauman, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Nam June Paik, Martha Rosler, Eve Sussman, Bill Viola and others that highlight the breadth of media art, including 16 mm films, computer-driven cinema, closed-circuit installations, digital animation, video games and more.

Two video games-"Flower" (2007), by Jenova Chen and Kellee Santiago and "Halo 2600" (2010) by Ed Fries-represent a rapidly-evolving new genre in media art. Both will be on view for the first time since the museum acquired the games in 2013. The museum is a leader in identifying video games as an art form, and it was one the first museum in the United States to acquire video games as partof its permanent collection, marking a commitment to the continuing study and preservation of video games as an artistic medium.

An exciting highlight in the exhibition is the debut of two newly uncovered works by Paik, considered the "father of video art." An early FORTRAN computer program-the existence of which was previously unknown-developed by Paik with Bell Labs, and an early rendition of one of the artist's famed "TV Clocks" that was long thought lost, were discovered in the artist's archive after it was acquired by the museum in 2009. The exhibition is the first time the FORTRAN program and its related print have been exhibited to the public.

Archival materials related to the artworks on view expand on the varied and unorthodox practices among media artists. Schematic diagrams, correspondence, storyboards and other ephemera that shed light on the engineering behind custom-built electronics, broadcast performance pieces and pioneering computer programs are included in the exhibition.

The exhibition is organized by Michael Mansfield, curator of film and media arts.

Free Public Programs
Friday, April 24, 2015, 6 p.m. Artist Panel Discussion
Saturday, May 9, 2015, 3 p.m. Gamer Symphony Orchestra
Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 6 p.m. Media Arts Gallery Talk with Michael Mansfield
Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 6 p.m. Conserving and Curating Media Arts
Credit

Watch This! Revelations in Media Art is organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum with generous support from Altria Group, The James F. Dicke Family Endowment, Margery and Edgar Masinter, Nion McEvoy, the Smithsonian Council for American Art and Roselyne Chroman Swig. The C.F. Foundation in Atlanta supports the museum's traveling exhibition program, Treasures to Go.

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7. Judith Bernstein, FF Alumn, at Mary Boone Gallery, Manhattan, opening May 7

On 7 May 2015, Mary Boone Gallery will open at its Fifth Avenue location Voyeur,
an exhibition curated by Piper Marshall of recent paintings and drawings
by JUDITH BERNSTEIN.

Judith Bernstein is a painter whose direct, expressionistic work has for fifty years confronted conservative gender politics with sexual aggression. She was a founding member of A.I.R. Gallery (the first gallery devoted to showing female artists) and an early member of Guerrilla Girls, Art Workers' Coalition, and Fight Censorship.

Spontaneous descriptions of Judith Bernstein's paintings begin with the statement that she politicizes female and male aggression and eroticism. Since 1964, there has been a rich flow of ferocious, disturbing portrayals. Bernstein has regularly painted the war-time phallus alone and in pairs. In this exhibition, however, female genitalia fill the large-scale canvases,

Bernstein employs a direct and in-your-face approach to painting that combines a "figure" (the "cunt") as scaffolding based on sweeping, elaborated, abstract strokes. The associative possibilities of the cunt are unmatched by almost any other figure. Starting with graffiti-like depictions, the cosmic and fecund content of the imagery continues throughout the six paintings on view in this exhibition. In Crying Cuntface, the genital is a head with horn-like cock eyes. Quattro Cunt is a grid of four open faces shooting phallic-eyed glares at one another. These works maintain a demeanor of abandon, a quality unique to the property of psycho-sexual politics in their most chaotic, unrestrained, and zany states. These attributes drive the use of the cunt as an unrepressed symbol of sexuality and power; they are watching you.

Bernstein's paintings satirize the expression of male ego, specifically Pollock-like painters who execute ritual to bring the body back into the image. The punch line is that Bernstein gives it better, harder, faster, longer.

Bernstein's recent exhibitions include Judith Bernstein: Hard at the New Museum in New York and Judith Bernstein: Rising at Studio Voltaire London. Her work is in many collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Jewish Museum, New York.

The current exhibition, at 745 Fifth Avenue, will be on view through 27 June 2015. For further information, please contact Ron Warren at the Gallery, or visit our website www.maryboonegallery.com.

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8. Paco Cao, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Xaviera Simmons, Valerie Tevere & Angel Nevarez, FF Alumns, at Old Bronx Borough Courthouse, The Bronx, thru July 19

When You Cut Into the Present the Future Leaks Out
878 Brook Avenue , Bronx 10451

No Longer Empty is pleased to present When You Cut into the Present the Future Leaks Out at the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse. Built 1905-1914 and attributed to architects Michael John Garvin and Oscar Florianus Bluemner, the Courthouse, once boasting granite floors, lavish stairways, and bronze doors, remains adorned by a statue of Lady Justice. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Bronx County, the Beaux Arts-style building has been shuttered for 37 years.

The Old Bronx Borough Courthouse is taken as both site and theme: a time capsule, witness, and symbol existing within a plurality of narratives about its future role in the neighborhood. Referencing a quote by Beat generation poet William S. Burroughs, When You Cut into the Present the Future Leaks Out echoes approaches attributed to cut-up poetry, early Hip-Hop, Spoken Word, and the sculptural practice of artist Gordon Matta-Clark, who sliced into urban spaces as social commentary. The exhibition will occupy three floors and include the works of 26 artists and site-specific works commissioned by No Longer Empty. Curated by Regine Basha for No Longer Empty
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 23, 6-9pm
Viewing hours: April 23-July 19, Thursday-Sunday, 1-7pm
Location: 878 Brook Ave (at East 161 St and Third Ave). Directions: 2 or 5 train to 3 Ave-149 St, walk northeast on Third Ave, left onto Brook Ave.

COMMUNITY PARTNERS
A series of events and educational programming will be presented with our Community Partners: ArtsConnection / Bronx200 / Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance (BAAD!) / Bronx Arts Alliance / Bronx Music Heritage Center / Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education / DreamYard Project / Ed García Conde, Welcome2TheBronx / The Ghetto Film School / The Kelly Street Community Garden / New York Public Library Community Oral History Project / Percent for Green / South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO)
#nolongerempty #oldbxcourthouse #whenyoucutintopresent

Related events and programs
April 23, 2015 - Opening Reception:When You Cut into the Present the Future Leaks Out
April 25, 2015 - No Longer Bored Family Day: Planting Our Stories
April 26, 2015 - Artist Spotlight: Bx200 Virtual Studio Part 1
May 02, 2015 - Jane's Walk with Ed Garcia Conde
May 09, 2015 - Dress It Up with Bronx Fashion Week
May 14, 2015 - Cut Into the Past: Reclaiming Our Narratives
May 16, 2015 - Teens Curate Teens! Exhibition Opening & Teen Day
May 21, 2015 - Latin Music: A Lecture Series
May 27, 2015 - Y. Dot Youth Docent Tours
May 29, 2015 - Elastic City: Walks through South Bronx
May 30, 2015 - No Longer Bored Family Days: Dubbed in Reflection
June 05, 2015 - BAAD's! Comin' OUT to the Courthouse
June 12, 2015 - Artist Spotlight: Bx200 Virtual Studio Part 2
June 16, 2015 - Future Tenant- A Broker Party

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and with generous support from NYC Department of Small Business Services, New York City Economic Development Corporation, National Endowment for the Arts, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, the Robert Lehman Foundation, and the Gilbert MacKay Foundation. Support for No Longer Empty's educational programming is provided by the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation and the American Chai Trust. We gratefully acknowledge our project partner, Liberty Square Realty Corporation.

Artists
Betancurth, Juan and Neumann, Daniel
Bozhkov, Daniel
Calderón, Melissa
Campbell, Beth
Cao, Paco
Chuke, Onyedika
DeVille, Abigail
Diehl, Teresa
Estévez, Nicolás Dumit
Fisher, Deborah and Jonas, Paul Ramirez
Harvey, Ellen
Hastanan, Skowmon
Helms, Adam
Issa, Iman
Lady K Fever
Lopez, Michelle
Navarro, Ivan
Rodriguez, Shellyne
Scanavino, David
Shalom, Todd (Elastic City)
Sigal, Lisa
Simmons, Xaviera
Swartz, Julianne
Tevere, Valerie and Nevarez, Angel

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9. Valerie Tevere and Angel Nevarez, FF Alumns, at Artspace, New Haven, CT, thru May 2, and more

Vertical Reach: Political Protest and the Militant Aesthetic Now
Artspace, New Haven, CT
Feb 20 - May 2, 2015

and

GRAND DOMESTIC REVOLUTION GOES ON
Careof
Milano, Italy
March 5 - April 19, 2015

Thank you.

Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere

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10. Joseph Kosuth, FF Alumn, at MAMM, Moscow, Russia, thru June 21

Joseph Kosuth: Amneziya
April 23 - June 21, 2015
Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

The Multimedia Art Museum of Moscow presents Joseph Kosuth's first solo exhibition in Russia. Featuring work from 1965 to 2011, the exhibition chronicles Kosuth's almost 50-year investigation into the role and meaning of language in visual art, as well as his enduring use of neon as a form of 'public writing'.

For more information, please visit mamm-mdf.ru

For press inquiries, please contact Christine McMonagle at the gallery (212.239.1181) or via email at christine@skny.com
For all other inquiries, please contact Cecile Panzieri at the gallery (212.239.1181) or via email at cecile@skny.com

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11. R. Sikoryak, James Romberger, FF Alumns, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, April 30
Dixon Place presents

CAROUSEL
Cartoon Slide Shows and Picture Performances
Hosted by R. Sikoryak

With gag cartoons, graphic stories, 3D projections, song and dance, and more.

Featuring:
Eric Drysdale
Sam Gross
Carolita Johnson
Jason Little
Patrice Miller
Marguerite Van Cook & James Romberger
Sasha Velour
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Dixon Place
161A Chrystie Street (btwn Rivington & Delancey)
NYC

Tickets:
$12 (advance)
$15 (at the door)
$10 (students/seniors)
or TDF

Advance tickets & info:
www.dixonplace.org
(212) 219-0736
More info:
http://carouselslideshow.com

(The Dixon Place Lounge is open before, during, and after the show. All proceeds directly support DP's mission and artists.)

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12. Paco Underhill, FF Alumn, now online at wsj.com

Text of the online article follows below. For the complete illustrated article please visit:
http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-future-of-shopping-1430105084

The Wall Street Journal
Business
Journal Reports: Leadership
The Future of Shopping
by
Paco Underhill
April 26, 2015 11:24 p.m.
Since we were hunters and gatherers, the human species has been going to markets.
Historically, retail is the dipstick of social change; what made a good store in 1600, or in 1900, or even 2000, and what makes a good store today are different.
Those differences are a reflection of the evolution of us. The changes have been about gender, or who we sell what to; economic circumstances; and, of course, technology, which has altered both our ability to understand and access goods.
Retail change is accelerating as the mantle of consumption is passed from a retiring generation of baby boomers to a millennial generation that is in its genetic prime: finding partners, having children and pumping up spending. But particularly in North America, that millennial generation is also battling downward mobility and the appetite for goods that many cannot afford.
Thirty years down the road, much of the change in retail is going to be driven by a complete reformulation of the relationship between how we make the stuff, how we sell the stuff and how we consume the stuff.
Four trends to watch:
Malls are becoming "alls." In the recent past, malls would begin and end with Contempo Casuals, Borders and french-fry-filled food courts. But this aging model has already started to transition into a fully functional lifestyle center. The mall of tomorrow will have all the apparel, consumer-electronics and general-merchandise options, but alongside it will be gyms and innovative fitness centers, medical services and even schools, grocery stores and luxury spas.
The mall across the world delivers an important experience in many emerging markets. The three key offerings are physical safety, a hygienic place and climate control. In a world where turmoil is unlikely to disappear completely even 30 years into our future, going to the mall will still have equity. We will go to the mall to be entertained and live our lives; to recreate, not just to shop.
The artisanal movement will flourish. Artisanal goods-stuff made in a nonfactory setting that we are willing to pay a premium for-are the new must-have. Call it the durability of craft; whether hand-knit sweaters or stinky cheese, homemade is cool again.
Homemade is a brand in itself; things we cannot commoditize. We see this piece of the future in the health of the farmers-market movement. Eliminating the middleman, the makers or farmers of stuff can find their markets and-if they work efficiently-make a modest living.
We see it also in Etsy, an online site where people buy and sell artisanal goods, and Murray's Cheese, an online business where acquisition is crossed with a romantic element of consumption. Can we assume that 30 years into our future our computers will allow us not only to see but also to feel and smell the things we shop for? It is not out of the question.
This is also about the counter trend of being local. It is about a need to be different and nostalgic for things that are timeless and somehow pure. How much will this market represent? Probably no more than 15% to 20% of our consuming economy. Access to the artisanal market is predicated on the financial resources to afford it.
Apparel in the future will be personalized- and tailored to our unique proportions. The apparel factory of our future is robotic and compact. In Seoul, the epicenter of the digital world, we see the prototypes of that future shop where-on the showroom floor-you have a body scanner linked to a magic box that cuts, stitches and glues. What comes out the other side is simple and basic in 2015, but in it, we see our future.
Indeed, that combination of a personal shopping "bot" that knows all our measurements and manages our closet will take the guesswork out of lots of purchases and give us both customization and uniformity. Thus the distance between factory and point of sale could be a few feet or few miles, but not across the ocean. That shopping bot works both in store and online.
Mobile retail will have two means. First is the way our smartphones now link us to a digital e-commerce universe. The second definition is retail that comes to us. Both in the sense of a farmers market that opens once a week on a specific street corner, but also a new version of the peddler's wagon that finds us at the beach, the football game or on the street corner. It curates its goods and gets us at happy, if not vulnerable, moments.
Retail and shopping in the next 30 years will be an incredible evolution to watch. Yes, we still will be shopping 30 years from now. The merchants and chains of yesterday and today will be largely gone. Retail has always been about birth, life and death; and just as in organics, that death ends up as compost that regenerates.
Mr. Underhill is chief executive officer of Envirosell Inc., an international retail consultant, and author of, among other books, "Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping." He can be reached at reports@wsj.com.

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13. Judith Sloan, FF Alumn,a t Central Oregon Community College, Bend, OR, April 29, and more

Judith Sloan FF Alum
Performs: YO MISS!
Where human rights, meets, hip hop, meets the power of women and girls!

Wednesday, April 29, Bend Oregon, at Central Oregon Community College:
4 pm - Free and Open to the public
http://www.cocc.edu/multicultural/multicultural-events-and-images/multicultural-calendar/judith-sloan-presents---yo-miss!/

Friday, May 1st, Portland Oregon at Portland State University
7 PM. Open to the public.
Sponsored by the The PSU Office of Global Diversity and Inclusion, the Graduate School of Education, and the College of Urban and Public Affairs
For tickets: http://www.pdx.edu/events/evening-judith-sloan?delta=0

For full touring schedule go to: http://www.earsay.org
Or Visit Judith's artist page on Viper Records

http://www.viperrecords.com/artists/judith-sloan/

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14. Paco Cao, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Xaviera Simmons / Valerie Tevere & Angel Nevarez, FF Alumns, at Old Bronx Borough Courthouse, The Bronx, thru July 19

No Longer Empty is pleased to present When You Cut into the Present the Future Leaks Out at the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse. Built 1905-1914 and attributed to architects Michael John Garvin and Oscar Florianus Bluemner, the Courthouse, once boasting granite floors, lavish stairways, and bronze doors, remains adorned by a statue of Lady Justice. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Bronx County, the Beaux Arts-style building has been shuttered for 37 years.

The Old Bronx Borough Courthouse is taken as both site and theme: a time capsule, witness, and symbol existing within a plurality of narratives about its future role in the neighborhood. Referencing a quote by Beat generation poet William S. Burroughs, When You Cut into the Present the Future Leaks Out echoes approaches attributed to cut-up poetry, early Hip-Hop, Spoken Word, and the sculptural practice of artist Gordon Matta-Clark, who sliced into urban spaces as social commentary. The exhibition will occupy three floors and include the works of 26 artists and site-specific works commissioned by No Longer Empty. Curated by Regine Basha for No Longer Empty
Location: 878 Brook Ave (at the intersection of East 161 St and Third Ave)
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 23, 6-9pm
Viewing hours: April 23-July 19, Thursday-Sunday, 1-7pm
Directions: 2 or 5 train to 3 Ave-149 St, walk northeast on Third Ave, left onto Brook Ave (10 min); 4, B, or D train to 161 St-Yankee Stadium, walk east on 161 St (20 min) or take Bx6 bus to Elton Ave-E 161 St
Daniel Bozhkov / Melissa Calderon / Beth Campbell / Paco Cao / Onyedika Chuke / Abigail DeVille / Teresa Diehl / Elastic City (Todd Shalom) / Nicolás Dumit Estévez / Ellen Harvey / Skowmon Hastanan / Adam Helms / Iman Issa / Paul Ramirez Jonas & Deborah Fisher / Lady K Fever / Michelle Lopez / Ivan Navarro / Daniel Neumann & Juan Betancurth / Shellyn Rodriguez / David Scanavino / Lisa Sigal / Julianne Swartz / Xaviera Simmons / Valerie Tevere & Angel Nevarez
A series of events and educational programming will be presented in conjunction with the exhibition: No Longer Bored Family Days, BX200 Virtual Artist Studios, Teens curate Teens (TCT) exhibition and teen day, Bronx Fashion Week, conceptual walks with Elastic City, New York Public Library Community Oral History Project, performance with Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance, walking tours by Ed García Conde, Founder and Editor of Welcome2TheBronx.
SAT APR 25, 1-4pm: No Longer Bored Family Day: Urban Gardening Workshop
SUN APR 26, 3-5pm & FRI JUN 12, 6-8pm: BX200 Virtual Artist Studios
SAT MAY 16, 1-7pm: Teens curate Teens exhibition opening and teen day
SAT MAY 9: Bronx Fashion Week
FRI May 29, 1pm & SAT May 30, 1pm & 5pm: Conceptual walks with Elastic City
and much more to be announced! Check back soon for details.
ArtsConnection / Bronx200 / Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance (BAAD!) / Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education / DreamYard Project / Ed García Conde, Welcome2TheBronx / The Kelly Street Community Garden / New York Public Library Community Oral History Project / Percent for Green / South Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (SoBRO)
#nolongerempty #oldbxcourthouse #whenyoucutintothepresent

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and with generous support from NYC Department of Small Business Services, New York City Economic Development Corporation, National Endowment for the Arts, The Joan Mitchell Foundation, The Robert Lehman Foundation, and The Gilbert MacKay Foundation. Support for No Longer Empty's educational programming is provided by The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation and The American Chai Trust. We gratefully acknowledge our project partner, Liberty Square Realty Corporation. Opening reception sponsored by Bronx Brewery.
Official media sponsors: WNYC Radio and Ed García Conde, Welcome2TheBronx.
Photo credit: Whitney Browne Photography

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15. Emily Mast, FF Alumn, at Centre d'art contemporain de la Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel, France, thru June 28

Emily Mast
Missing Missing
March 22-June 28 2015

Centre d'art contemporain de la Ferme du Buisson
Allée de la Ferme
77186 Noisiel
France
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 2-7:30pm
Silent processions every day at 4pm
Free entrance

T +33 (0) 1 64 62 77 00
contact@lafermedubuisson.com

www.lafermedubuisson.com

Based in Los Angeles, American artist Emily Mast works on the cusp between the visual and the performing arts, displacing viewer expectations by tweaking the presentation codes of theatre and dance. Part of a tradition that includes Guy de Cointet and Jacques Tati, with references to Mike Kelley and Simone Forti as well, she makes a very personal use of casting, staging, action, text and sound effects in juggling with the boundaries between disciplines and rethinking the connections between exhibition, display and the public.

Her performances and ephemeral installations combine the body, movement, sound and idiosyncratic experience in turning uncertainty into an art material at once sculptural and live. B!RDBRA!N (2012), Offending the Audience (2011) and Six Twelve One by One (2013) are exercises in deliberate miscasting of, respectively, a sign-language interpreter, a group of children, and six pregnant women. All her works involve the development of a world of signs to be deciphered and a deconstruction of the conventions governing language and modes of communication.

For this first solo exhibition outside the United States, Mast has choreographed a procession through the Art Centre, guiding participants with soundtracks, video projections, theatre lighting and, from time to time, a look-out or a child. Orchestrated as a retrospective yet simultaneously brand new score, the exhibition revolves around a "refrain" of recent drawings and films, stage objects to be handled and the vestiges of a site-specific performance.

Emily Mast works and lives in Los Angeles. In 2014, she staged a roving procession of performances at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) based on the poetry of Joan Brossa and participated in the Made in L.A. biennial at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. She also has shown her work at Performa, Simone Subal Gallery and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Project Space in New York, the Galeria Luisa Strina in Sao Paolo, MUHKA in Antwerp, and REDCAT, Public Fiction, Human Resources and, most recently, Night Gallery in Los Angeles.

Event
Sunday, June 21, 10am-6pm
Hospitalités

Shuttle tour with Tram (Paris contemporary art network):
Musée d'art moderne de la Ville de Paris > Mona Bismarck American Center > École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts > Centre d'art contemporain de la Ferme du Buisson
Booking: +33 (0) 1 53 19 73 50 / info@tram-idf.fr

In this framework, Emily Mast will offer a tour of her exhibition and a new performance at Mona Bismarck American Center.

This exhibition is brought to you in partnership with Mona Bismarck American Center, École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris and MaRS-Los Angeles. With the support of the Conseil régional d'Île-de France.

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16. Frank Moore, FF Alumn, publishes new book

A NEW BOOK BY FRANK MOORE

DEEP CONVERSATIONS IN THE SHAMAN'S DEN, VOLUME 1 IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!

Deep Conversations In The Shaman's Den, Volume 1
by Frank Moore
http://www.eroplay.com/shamansden/

Frank Moore's Shaman's Den streamed live on the internet almost every Sunday night from 1998 until Frank's death in 2013. The Shaman's Den was a 2 1/2-hour variety show featuring in-studio concerts by bands from around the world and in-depth conversations about politics, art, music, and life.

In this volume, the first in a series, Frank and his guests explore a wide-open field of topics and present new, alternative ways of looking at everything from current economic and political situations to personal relationships.

Featured in this volume are conversations with:

Paul Krassner, comedian/satirist and co-founder of the Yippies

Stephen Emanuel, musician, nurse and long-time friend

Louise Scott, "International bag lady" and long-time friend

Dr. Richard Kerbavaz, ENT doctor and surgeon

David Johnson, one of the San Quentin Six, and Elder Freeman, Catholic priest and founding member of the L.A. Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

Sasha Cagen, Quirkyalone creator and author

Penny Arcade, FF Alumn, New York performance artist

Gerald Smith and Tracy James, political activists and pirate radio DJs

Michael Peppe, San Francisco anti-performance artist and composer

Kevin Danaher, co-founder of the human rights and social/economic/environmental justice organization, Global Exchange

John the Baker, singer, songwriter, punk musician and community organizer

"Talking with you was one of the most surprising, thought-provoking, inspirational experiences I've ever had. I feel like you've updated and expanded my definitions of art, conversation, intelligence, and even how I interpret the concept of 'a person'." - Capital, guitarist, Shroomy Shroom

" ... thoughtful questions well asked. It's a rare skill these days." - Shannon Flattery, Touchable Stories

"He's an amazing inspiration for anyone seeking freedom of expression without any physical or mental boundaries." - Silke Tudor, S.F. Weekly

"Freedom and the power of free speech has become the signpost of (Frank Moore's) work from the 1960s to today ... His career's work has been to burst through the barriers of social isolation that separate people." - Nick Stillman, Editor, NYFA Current

Published by Inter-Relations

We're really happy with this book.
It shows yet another way in which Frank went about creating community.
It shows the range of people that always filled Frank's life.
It is an engaging book, a hopeful book ... and an ass-kicking book!

http://www.eroplay.com/shamansden/

You can order the book directly from us for $12 plus shipping by emailing us.
Links to order online from Amazon, etc. are here:
http://www.eroplay.com/shamansden/#order

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17. Halona Hilbertz, FF Alumn, at The Rock Shop, Brooklyn, April 30

Hallo!

The Rock Shop asked FETZIG back to play, so we said Sure Thang! and invited a bunch of friends to play with us. I am especially curious to see Um, ex- Alice Donut/Mustafina - I think "Um" is pretty much the most brilliant band name I've ever heard of.

Come out, have some fun! Thursday is the new Monday is the new Saturday, you know.

Halona

THURSDAY APRIL 30
8 - Awards Banquet
9 - FETZIG
10 - Um
11 - Fake Hooker

The Rock Shop
http://www.therockshopny.com/
249 Fourth Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215
Doors at 7:30, $7 - 10, 21+

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18. Claire Jeanine Satin, FF Alumn, at Minimu Museo, Trieste, Italy, thru May 25

Claire Jeanine Satin is exhibiting in DONNE • INQUIETE. At the Minimu Museo Trieste, Italy opening on April 25 thru May 25. Her third Artist Residency will be from May 14 - June 25, 2015 in Venice, during which her video Water Veils will be presented.

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19. Epstein & Hassan, FF Alumns, at The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory, Manhattan, May 1-2

Do not intermarry with them.Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughter for your sons. DEUTERONOMY 7:3.......28 years of BLACKJEWLOVE says kiss our asses DEUTERONOMY..
SUPPORT BLACKJEWLOVE
UP COMING LIVE SHOW DATES :
THE ALCHEMICAL THEATRE LABORATORY
DATES: FRIDAY, MAY 1ST & SATURDAY, MAY 2ND
TIME: 7:30PM (general seating)
104 WEST 14T ST. b/t 6 & 7 Ave. Tickets: $15
Purchased at the door
Website:blackjewlove.com
PASS THIS EMAIL ON TO YOUR FRIENDS...
SPREAD BLACKJEWLOVE
Epstein and Hassan

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20. Alice Eve Cohen, FF Alumn, at The New School, Manhattan, April 27, and more

Dear friends and colleagues,
I hope this finds you well. Just wanted to share with you some latest news, reviews and events.

My new memoir is out! I hope you will read it... or listen to the audiobook. Come to a reading/book-signing if you can. (It is rumored that The Year My Mother Came Back would make an ideal Mothers Day gift.)
The press has been great, and I'm thrilled to share some highlights from recent reviews.

THE YEAR MY MOTHER CAME BACK
Algonquin Books (March 31, 2015) Audiobook (read by the author) published by Highbridge/Recorded books http://algonquin.com/book/the-year-my-mother-came-back/ • Click here to purchase

READINGS
Mon, April 27 6:30 THE NEW SCHOOL / School of Writing: 66 W 12 St, rm A510. Reading, discussion, signing. (NYC friends, disregard the $5 fee and just come directly to room 510 as my guest.) http://events.newschool.edu/event/nonfiction_forum_alice_eve_cohen#.VTasLWbO87B

Sat, May 2, 5:00 reading, discussion, signing, WOODSTOCK, NY: The Golden Notebook. http://www.goldennotebook.com/event/alice-eve-cohen-year-my-mother-came-back

Fri, May 8, 7:00 reading, discussion, signing, Sachem Library, Holbrook, NY http://www.sachemlibrary.org/newsletters/2015-05.pdf

REVIEW HIGHLIGHTS
"A wry, magical memoir about the transcendent power of mother-daughter love... 'It doesn't matter whether she's a ghost, or a memory, or my idea, or her idea, or God's idea, or dust, or sound waves, or transfigured molecules, or an echo from the Cosmos. She's here with me,' writes Alice Eve Cohen in The Year My Mother Came Back." -Elle magazine

"A finely wrought memoir . . . [Cohen] finally finds peace with the complex woman who had more of an impact on her life than she ever realized." -Publishers Weekly

"Evolving into a sort of magical realism that wouldn't be out of place in a Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel... a heartwarming story, perfect for Mother's Day, for both mothers and daughters."-The Oklahoman
"Cohen's must-read memoir navigates complex mother-daughter bonds." -Parent & Child magazine

"The Year My Mother Came Back (Algonquin) is full of moments of wisdom, deep candor and humor, and it's beautifully written... This love story of both past and present 'isn't a book about finding answers,' Cohen has said, 'it's about asking questions.'"-Jewish Women Magazine

"A multi-generational story with Cohen's remarkable, ahead-of-her-time mother-remembered and imagined-at the center of it all."-Birmingham Magazine

"A little book that packs a powerful message. This book would make the perfect Mother's Day gift. It was written with grace and great love... Expect to see this title on a lot of Best Of 2015 lists. Cohen is a masterful storyteller."-The Winnsboro News

"A gorgeous, magical, meaningful memoir... Oh my God, I love this book. The story grabbed me right away. I sank into the couch with that book and just soaked it up... Please put it on your nightstand and share it with friends." -Reading With Robin radio show

"Fiercely brave and unflinchingly honest, Alice Eve Cohen...has written an important memoir that takes the reader on an astonishing journey."-The Brooklyn Rail
"Cohen turns to the memory of her trailblazing feminist mother, who also battled cancer, for strength, wisdom, and closure. I love a fiercely honest memoir; I'd be glad to put this on my shelf next to Joan Didion and Ariel Gore."-Book Riot, 4 Small Press Books to Read this Spring

"For moms, The Year My Mother Came Back is must-read title for spring break."-Working Mother magazine

"10 Amazing Books Written by Female Authors... Here are some of my favorite books written by some fantastic female authors."-Buzzfeed, #2 on list

"A memoir and love story about parenthood, loss and connection. With honesty and humor, Cohen describes a particularly challenging period of her life, when her late mother seems to reappear to help her find her way."-The Jewish Week

As always, thank you for your support. Best wishes!

Alice
www.AliceEveCohen.com

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21. Harley Spiller, FF Alumn, at Astoria Bookshop, Queens, April 28, and more

Author event: Harley Spiller, Keep the Change: A Collector's Tales of Lucky Pennies, Counterfeit C-Notes, and Other Curious Currency
The Astoria Bookshop
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
31-29 31st Street
Astoria, NY 11106
take the N train to Broadway and a 2 minute walk from there.
Catering courtesy of Pao & Cha Cha, the nation's only Venezuelan-Chinese restaurant!

and

Lunch and Learn at the Museum of American Finance, 48 Wall Street, Manhattan, from 12:30-1:30 pm on Wednesday April 29. Bring a lunch and enjoy it in the museum's auditorium while Spiller reads from his book, shares rare artifacts, and inscribes books. $5 includes museum admission

Thank you.

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Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller