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Contents for September 25, 2015

1. Shaun Leonardo, FF Fund recipient 2015-16, at The 8th Floor, Manhattan, Oct. 7

Shaun Leonardo's I CAN'T BREATHE
October 7, 2015
The 8th Floor
17 W 17th Street, New York, NY

I Can't Breathe is a public-participatory workshop and performance that takes the form of a self-defense class. Over the course of a half hour, participants learn a range of self-defense technique - from purely pacifist, self-protective maneuvers (including how one may relieve the pressure of a chokehold) to more overt, defensive strategies. (Participants do not learn offensive strikes or moves.)

Participants are then placed and paired off in a staggered arrangement. With certain cues given by the artist, each pair enacts the self-defense techniques just learned, alternating in the role of the aggressor. As the artist recites a script inspired by Nina Simone, each pair elects which action to take solely based on how he or she internalizes the words' meaning.

The overall, impromptu composition of defensive actions thus creates a reflection and meditation on our community's legacy of self-preservation, and continued desire/need/fight to protect and survive. The piece is conducted in memory of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, Ramarley Graham, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin... and countless others.

This public participatory performance will be followed by a conversation between the artist and Dr. Isaiah B. Pickens, Ph.D., licensed clinical psychologist and writer, on the subject of trauma - its impact on memory and one's ability to process suffering. The conversation will be centered on police relations with communities of color-specifically how fear and remembrance of both physical and psychological pain affects the relationship between law enforcement and young people of color.

This work was made possible, in part, by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Jerome Foundation, The SHS Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and general operating support from the New York State Council on the Arts.



2. Historic videos from Franklin Furnace Archive now available, Artstor Digital Library

Now available: artist videos from the Franklin Furnace Archives

We are delighted to announce that Artstor has released nearly 50 videos of performance art from the Franklin Furnace Archive in the Digital Library. The videos feature such avant-garde artists as Alice Aycock, Ericka Beckman, Lee Breuer, John Cage, Guy De Cointet, Constance De Jong, Richard Foreman, the Kipper Kids, Jill Kroesen, Matt Mullican, Michael Smith, and William Wegman.

As Franklin Furnace's founding director Martha Wilson said, "While there is undeniable value to gathering objects from performances such as costumes, props, and ephemera, video offers an irreplaceable key to understanding temporal works. Moving images are the best window we have into the past-no amount of caption text or notes from scripts can convey the look and feel of this pivotal time!"

Since its founding as an "alternative space" in 1976, Franklin Furnace has presented what has come to be known as "variable media" art - works that take on new dimensions in each iteration, varying in the meanings they take on contextually, as well as in their physical deployment. As such, Franklin Furnace's institutional archives offer a rare and valuable resource that captures the moment, the concept of the artist, and the historical context in which the work was created.

To watch the videos, search for franklin furnace mov in the Artstor Digital Library and click on the filmstrip icon [filmstrip] beneath each thumbnail.

Learn more at the Franklin Furnace Archives collection page in Artstor.



3. Lenora Champagne, FF Alumn, at Dixon Place, Manhattan, Oct. 14, and more


The piece I wrote in Italy in a wonderful residency there in Spring 2013, at the Bogliasco Foundation, after my time in Japan on a Fulbright, is being performed as a work-in-progress at Dixon Place, 161 Chrystie St, New York City, (212) 219-0736 on Wednesday, October 14, at 7:30 p.m.

The cast is fabulous: Susan Hyon, Stephanie Weeks, Hannah Mitchell, and Rebecca Robertson.

I'm not in it: I'm directing this time.

The piece, I.C./I See, is a response to Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities, and to experiences of Japan and Italy.

In it, Umiko Fujiwara, a travelling drug salesperson who sells eyedrops for those who have become jaded, is captured by the minions of Kim Khan, ruler of the kingdom, who insists that Umiko tell her of places she has not yet seen, but may yet come to dominate. As Umiko tells of the cities, the women develop a relationship and consider their options.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, $10 students/seniors. Let me know if $12 or $15 is a hardship, and I'll put you on the $10 list. (There are no comps.)
This is a work-in-progress, and I would love to get your feedback.
Dixon Place has a wonderful bar upstairs (this show is in the main theatre, downstairs); I hope you'll have a drink and tell me what you think after the show.

Meanwhile, please come to my book party, October 1 st at New Dramatists, 424 West 44 th Street, 6:30 to 8 p.m. and free! (though I hope you'll consider buying a book). If you've bought it elsewhere, I'm happy to sign it for you . New World Plays is available in New York City at Drama Books in midtown, St. Marks Bookshop on East 3 rd Street, and McNally Jackson on Prince Street. Also online through No Passport and Barnes & Noble and Amazon and Lulu.
RSVP: newdramatists@newdramatists.org or 212-7576960

I look forward to seeing you soon!


Lenora Champagne

book launch for New World Plays, Oct. 1 at New Dramatists

staged reading of I.C./I See Traps Oct. 14 at Dixon Place



4. Grace Roselli, FF Alumn, at Gallery, Manhattan, opening Sept. 29

Hi All!

I'm in a group show, 'Metropolitan Suite', presented by the Mayson gallery. The opening reception is Tuesday, September 29th from 6pm-9pm, 46 East 82nd St, New York, NY (Gallery located in a beautiful townhouse between Madison and Park).

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to: nataliea@horizonlandservices.com

Also, I've updated http://www.graceroselli.com/ and Instagram:

Feel free to email or call me (graceroselli@gmail.com, 917•825•5917) with any questions. I hope to see you there! Thanks, Grace



5. Kyle deCamp, FF Alumn, at LMCC Art Center, Governors Island, NY, Sept. 26-27

I'm writing now to invite you to join these artists in their studios and see how their projects have been evolving.
This particular cohort has been working at LMCC's Arts Center on Governors Island since the beginning of August and will be opening their studios to the public as part of LMCC's Open Studios program September 26-27, 12-5pm. This weekend marks the final weekend of the 2015 public access season on Governors Island, and our entire Arts Center will be open and activated.

In addition to the 20 artists-in-residence who will be showing work in our open-plan studios, performing artists, Okwui Okpokwasili and Kyle deCamp, will be inviting us into their rehearsal processes, and a select group of writers will be reading and performing their work in an Open Texts event.

LMCC will also be celebrating the final weekend of our exhibition (Counter) Public Art, Intervention, & Performance in Lower Manhattan from 1978 - 1993.

To kick off the weekend of events, Process Space artist-in-residence, director and choreographer Yara Travieso will also open her studio in Lower Manhattan on Friday evening, September 25.

Here's a full schedule of events:

Open Studios with Yara Travieso
Friday, September 25, 2015 at 6:00pm
LMCC's Studio at 125 Maiden Lane
This event is free but requires RSVP. Learn more here

Open Studios with Process Space Artists-in-Residence
Saturday, September 26, 2015 and Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 12:00 - 5:00 pm
LMCC's Studios in Arts Center at Governors Island (Building 110 near Soissons Landing)
This event is free and no RSVP is required. Learn more here.

Open Studios with Okwui Okpokwasili
Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 1:00pm
LMCC's Studios in Arts Center at Governors Island (Building 110 near Soissons Landing)
This event is free but requires RSVP. Learn more and RSVP here.

Open Studios with Kyle deCamp
Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 3:00pm
LMCC's Studios in Arts Center at Governors Island (Building 110 near Soissons Landing)
This event is free but requires RSVP. Learn more and RSVP here.

I recommend catching a ferry well in advance as ferry lines can be quite long during the weekend. For information about the Governors Island ferry, click here.

I hope to see you out on the island!



6. Nancy Buchanan, Barbara Hammer, Richard Kostelanetz, Jeanne Liotta, LoVid, Nam June Paik, FF Alumns, at Hunter College Art Galleries, Manhattan, thru Nov. 21


The Experimental Television Center: A History, Etc . . .
Opening Reception: September 24, 2015, 7-9pm
September 25-November 21, 2015

205 Hudson Street Gallery
Hunter College MFA Campus
Gallery entrance is on the south side of Canal between Hudson and Greenwich Streets
Hours: Wednesdays - Sundays, 1-6pm

Organized by: Sarah Watson, Chief Curator of the Hunter College Art Galleries, Timothy Murray, Curator of the Rose Golden Archive of New Media Art, and Sherry Miller Hocking, Assistant Director of the Experimental Television Center.

THE EXHIBITION: For over forty years, the Experimental Television Center (ETC) in Owego, New York, was one of North America's preeminent organizations for video art, fostering a community for creativity and innovation through its residency and tool-building programs. The Experimental Television Center: A History, Etc . . . is the first academic survey of the Center's prolific, yet under recognized role in the evolution of video art. Through works of art, ephemera, and video processing tools, this exhibition maps the ETC's influence within the larger narrative of the history of video into the digital and internet age.
From 1971 to 2011, over 1,500 artists participated in the ETC residency program, which functioned as a site for exploration, education, and practice for media artists. This exhibition spans works from the 1960s through the 2000s and also includes a collection of original analog instruments designed by artists/technologists, as well as two interactive installations featuring contemporary tools designed by Dave Jones, a long-time collaborator with ETC, and by Jason and Debora Bernagozzi, founders of the new media organization Signal Culture in Owego, New York.

Benton C. Bainbridge, Perry Bard, Irit Batsry, Zoe Beloff, Kjell Bjørgeenen, Peer Bode, Nancy Buchanan, Barbara Buckner, Torsten Zenas Burns, Andrew Castrucci, Connie Coleman, Deana Crane, Renate Ferro, Raymond Ghirardo, Shalom Gorewitz, Alex Hahn, Barbara Hammer, Thomas Allen Harris, Liselot van der Heijden, Kathy High, Gary Hill, Ralph Hocking, Sherry Miller Hocking, Sara Hornbacher, Dave Jones, Philip Mallory Jones, John Knecht, Richard Kostelanetz, Shigeko Kubota, Hank Linhart, Jeanne Liotta, LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus), Kristin Lucas, Darrin Martin, Charlotte Moorman, NNeng-M (Benton C Bainbridge, Molly Kittle, Brian Moran, Nancy Meli Walker), Marisa Olson, Nam June Paik, Alan Powell, Daniel Reeves, Megan Roberts, Peter Rose, Eric Ross, Mary Ross, Lynne Sachs, Matt Schlanger, Caspar Stracke, Mark Street, Aldo Tambellini, Steina Vasulka, Woody Vasulka, Reynold Weidenaar, Walter Wright, Virgil Wong, Jud Yalkut, Arnie Zane.

In 1971 Ralph Hocking, a professor in the Cinema Department at Binghamton University founded the Experimental Television Center out of his media-access organization Student Experiments in Television (SET). As the interest in video as an artistic medium gained momentum, the ETC provided access to and training in the use of this new technology to artists, interested citizens, and social, cultural, and educational organizations. Invested in pushing the boundaries of the video medium, the ETC developed a research program to create a more flexible set of processing tools for artists. Under the direction of artist Nam June Paik and video engineer Shuya Abe, a Paik/Abe Video Synthesizer was constructed for Center's permanent use, which launched the ETC artist's residency program.

Although the Center closed its physical space in 2011, its philosophy and ethos endures through an ongoing commitment to education, research, and the preservation of video as a medium. According to this mission, the ETC's comprehensive archive is now housed in the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, and is currently being digitized, preserved, and made available for research. The Experimental Television Center would like to thank some of our many funders over the past forty years: New York State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology, the Andy Warhol Foundation, mediaThe foundation, and the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University.

The Experimental Television Center: A History, Etc. . . is made possible by the generous support of the Hunter Exhibition Fund; Arts Across the Curriculum Initiative, Hunter College; Ruth Stanton; the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art and the Digitization and Conservation Services, Cornell Library; Society for the Humanities, Cornell University; the Experimental Television Center; New York State Council for the Humanities; Electronic Arts Intermix, Dave Jones Design and Signal Culture.

The Hunter College Art Galleries, under the auspices of the Department of Art and Art History, have been a vital aspect of the New York cultural landscape since their inception over a quarter of a century ago. This exhibition builds on a long tradition of creative interchange between the disciplines of art history and studio art at Hunter.

Widely regarded as one of the leading art programs in the country, Hunter College's Department of Art and Art History serves both undergraduate and graduate students, offering an undergraduate major in Art, a BFA and an MFA in Studio Art, and an MA in Art History. In its 2012 rankings of "America's Best Graduate Schools," U.S. News & World Report ranked Hunter's Master of Fine Arts program thirteenth and the painting and drawing program seventh in the nation.

For more information please call 212-772-4991 or email awischme@hunter.cuny.edu



7. Elly Clark, FF Alumn, current events

Camden Encounters & Sergina: Memories, Collaboration & Drag
This year I have focussed on two projects: Camden Encounters, a 12-month long commission from Camden Council in celebration of 50 years since the formation of the Borough in its current form, and #Sergina, a drag queen character I have developed over the past few years, who sings and performs songs about love, sex and cell phones - alone and with others.

Whilst Camden Encounters involves very physical interactions and negotiations with the city in order to gather people's 'Sticky Memories' from nooks and crannies of Camden through a series of face-to-face encounters at the sites of these memories, Sergina's collaborations tend to happen mostly online. For my upcoming multi-performer, multi-location performance entitled Sergina's Stimulatingly Sexy Simultaneous Simulation of Herself, which is taking place on two consecutive days in November, (at the opening of RIGHT HERE/RIGHT NOW at The Lowry on 11th and at SHOUT festival in Birmingham on 12th,) I have the great honour (and pleasure) to work with an array of massively brilliant people in a variety of cities, without whom this performance would not be possible.

Performers for Sergina's Sexy.. include Liz Rosenfeld (Berlin), Kate Spence (Birmingham), Raul de Nieves (Brooklyn), Vladimir Bjelicic (Belgrade). Plus I have Roseanna Velin doing makeup, Patricia Muriale on costumes and Kanchi Wichmann and Trevor Pitt are both helping to lick songs into shape.

From The Lowry on 11th November the performance will be live streamed via This is Tomorrow, so you have the chance to watch it on a screen near you, from wherever.

For Camden Encounters, the end destination is the official Camden50 website, to which I am uploading the edited interviews one-by-one. Last month I gave a live presentation of the project at The Roundhouse, along with three of my participants: Ruth Ingram, Hannah Morris, Ubah Egal and Gill Watson (going online next week!). On 30th November the commission will be brought to a close with a public presentation in Camden Town Hall.

Other news includes the (first ever cinema) screening of 3 Sergina films at the Scottish Queer International Film Festival (#SQIFF2015) in Glasgow next weekend, as part of a shorts programme called 'Anxiety Sucks.' And, for those in Berlin, I'm doing a (solo) performance on 25th October, in Bethanien, at the Finissage of 25 Karat by this year's Goldrausch Künstlerinnen programme participants.

More info about dates & places of all these is below.

Thanks for reading and I hope to see you at one event or the other before long!

Best wishes,


ellyclarke.com / georgerichmondproject.com / camden50.co.uk /
@elly_clarke / #Sergina



8. Bryan Zanisnik, FF Alumn, fall events

Dear Friends,

I have a few shows opening in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles this fall. I'm also very happy to announce that I will be participating in the Queens Museum Studio Program at the Queens Museum of Art from 2015 - 2016.

All the Best,
Bryan Zanisnik

Bryan Zanisnik: Recent Photographs and Videos (solo)
September 12 - October 17, 2015
Luis De Jesus Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Bryan Zanisnik: Expo Projects
September 17 - 20, 2015
Expo Chicago
Chicago, IL

Bryan Zanisnik Keeps It in the Family / Art21 (screening)
September 19, 2015
Coney Island Film Festival
Brooklyn, NY

September 1 - October 31, 2015
Acre TV
Chicago, IL

October 16 - December 5, 2015
Rutter Family Art Foundation
Norfolk, VA

My Brother is a Liar
October 28 - January 22, 2016
601 Artspace
New York, NY

Queens Museum Studio Program
Artist in Residence, 2015 - 2016
Queens Museum of Art
Queens, NY



9. Katya Grokhovsky, FF Alumn, fall events

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I hope you had a wonderful Summer! I'd like to inform you of my news and events taking place this September:


*Ars Continuum: Amelie A. Wallace Gallery 1978 to the Present
Opening September 16, 2015 4:00pm to 7:00pm
September 16th-October 15th 2015
SUNY at Old Westbury
Old Westbury,
Long Island, New York

Artists: Lisa Abbott-Canfield, Barbara Andrus, Bettina Blohm, Monika Bravo, Sungho Choi, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, John Day, Anjali Deshmukh, Cui Fei, Annamarie Ho, Katya Grokhovsky, Fred Holland, Inmi Lee, Adrian McDonald, Bundith Phunsombatlert, Pasha Radetski, Shuli Sadé, Dread Scott, Arthur Simms, Ivonne Thein, Michael Zhen, along with archival materials overviewing the history of exhibitions at the Wallace Gallery from the year of its founding in 1978 to the present. This special exhibition commemorates the College's 50th anniversary.

Utopia 16000, 2015

*Peekskill Project 6
HVCCA - Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art
Opening September 27th 12-5pm
Performance 2pm
September 27th - December 31st 2015
100-150 North Water St
Peekskill, New York

Artists: Kristin Anderson• Mark Andreas• Victoria Arakcheyeva • Jan Baracz• Michael Barraco• Andrew Barthelmes• Man Bartlett • Daniel Bejar • Joe Bigley • Liene Bosque • Karolina Bregula • Jenny Brockman • Jo-Ann Brody • Robert Brush • Alessandro Bulgini • Peter Bynum • Rigney Christopher • Teke Cocina • Lea Donnan • Olafur Eliasson • Lydia Goldbeck • Raphael Griswold • Katya Grokhovsky • Molly Haslund • Pablo Helguera, FF Alumn, • Elana Herzog • Sarah Hewitt • Howdoyousayyamsinafrican? • Owen Hunter • Rachel Simone James • Carla Rae Johnson • Deborah Kenote • Eleanor King • Saskia Janssen & George Korsmit • Adam Kremer • Dana Levy • Charnan T. Lewis • Tora Lopez • Andrea Mastrovito • Heather McKenna • Nina Mouritzen • James Mulvaney • Sabrina Occhipinti • Maria Rapicavoli • Elise Rasmussen • Really Large Numbers • Belle Ritter • Stephen Schaum • Dustina Sherbine • Megan Snowe • Kelly Stevens • Phumelele Tshabalala • Chris Victor • Tuo Wang • Julia Weist • Lachell Workman • Jayoung Yoon

Status Update
Art in Odd Places: TONE
17th-20th September 2015
Orlando, Florida

The Lovely Immigrant, 2013, photo Ryan Leitner

UCF Art Gallery
September 18th 2015 10 am
UCF School of Visual Arts & Design
University of Central Florida
Orlando, Florida


BRIC Media Arts Fellowship
January - October 2015
BRIC House
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

PODCAST: BAD at SPORTS: Episode 519 August 10th 2015
Orlando Weekly August 15th 2015
Observer Arts NYC 8 things to do in New York Art World August 17th 2015
ARTNET 6 Can't-Miss Art Events in New York July 28th 2015
Art F City Must-see Events:July 27th 2015
Art Nerd New York's Top Event Picks NYC August 20th 2015

SOHO20 Gallery Summer Residency
SOHO20 Gallery Studio Visit Interview
SOHO20 Gallery Residency Open Studio/Performance

Best Wishes
Katya Grokhovsky




10. Nancy Andrews, FF Alumn, at Anthology Film Archives, Manhattan, Oct. 20

New York, Anthology Film Archives

Please share via facebook, twitter and the like!

All my best,
Nancy Andrews




11. Erica Van Horn & Simon Cutts, FF Alumns announce a new website for Coracle

Please visit the new website for Coracle:


Thank you.



12. Coco Fusco, FF Alumn, at Cecilia Brunson Projects, London, UK, thru Oct. 23

Coco Fusco's "And the Sea Will Talk to You" at Cecilia Brunson Projects, London
September 3-October 23, 2015

Much is said and little is shown in Coco Fusco's video installation And the Sea Will Talk to You (2012). We are on a raft, it seems, adrift in the middle of the Florida Straits, the camera dipping intermittently below the turquoise waves and back up to a blank horizon. A watery soundtrack washes back and forth rhythmically. The video's narrative is told through first-person voice-over accounts in English and Spanish that detail two journeys heading in opposite directions: a family flees from Cuba to Florida on a rickety sea-going vessel; an American-Cuban woman-much like Fusco-catches a series of flights to return her mother's ashes to the island. While the female narrator worries about being caught out and having her mother's remains confiscated, the emigrant family contemplates sharks, uncertainty, and death. The viewer is placed in the latter's position, both in the point-of-view of the camera, and in the installation itself. On the gallery floor, in front of the screen, are an array of black rubber rings, the pungent inner tubes of tractor tires. I plonk myself into one. It's uncomfortable-which is, no doubt, the point.

The work recalls specific histories of Cuban migration, notably the 1994 economic-political crisis that saw over 35,000 people take to the waters in makeshift rafts for a hoped-for better life in the USA. This traumatic "exodus" was also the subject of "Éxodo: documentos alternos (Exodus: Alternate Documents)," a group exhibition at Centro Cultural Español in Miami curated by Guillermo "Willy" Castellanos and Adriana Herrera in 2014, which included Fusco's video. Viewers-many of whom may have been part of a Cuban diaspora-were asked to enter the room in which it was screening barefooted, leaving their belongings at the entrance. Similarly, during a screening at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in 2012, Fusco handed out small glasses of water to viewers, perhaps suggesting the rafters' meager rations of fresh water. In London, the ceremonial aspect was muted, the black rubber rings providing the installation's primary physical encounter. The work nevertheless reiterated Fusco's ongoing commitment to issues of embodied identity and memory in her performance, video, and critical writing since the 1980s.(1)

And the Sea Will Talk to You might be understood as loosely autobiographical-Fusco is the child of Cuban migrants-but it is deliberately unclear whether the central female narrator represents the artist herself. The video is elegiac, and sometimes darkly funny. Speaking in the first person, the narrator describes an illicit transport done across a series of flights from New York to Havana. Worried that she will be forced to leave her "mother's ashes in the mouth of a [police] dog," she hides the sacral dust in a coffee can. At the U.S. border, a guard tests the suspicious dust for chemical weaponry, a process that involves turning a sample "into a paste." To avoid a repeat of this ignominy, she sequesters the powder in a small cowrie-shell-encrusted "prenda," a sacred object in the Santeria and Palo religions, which no one but a priest or the object's owner is permitted to touch. Thankfully, the object is left unexamined by wary customs officials in Cancún. She finally lands in Havana, catches a taxi to a beach, steps into the water and casts the ashes into the waves. Her journey has been relatively easy.

The riskier voyage is recounted in the parallel narrative delivered in Spanish by a man and a woman. It is, they tell us, "a story of sadness filled with pain." Sharks follow their raft its entire journey, and they encounter signs of others' unsuccessful voyages (an abandoned raft, a child's dismembered arm). The male narrator often tells his story in a magical realist register: before starting his voyage he learns to swim on dry land, "because you are already drowned;" as the story ends, he seems to hallucinate, his legs becoming an island, his eyes blooming with roses, and sand filling his chest. His voyage concludes in a visionary death, suggestive of a new, transfigurative beginning. The video concludes as a fable with the migrant's words: "lying down as islands do, I look to the horizon and ask, 'So is it true?'"

And the Sea Will Talk to You memorializes migrant subjectivities, the trauma of rupture and the possibilities of redemption. This exploration of memory, fantasy, and identity is hardly new-these motifs were, for example, a significant aspect of British and independent cinema of the 1980s, and of much moving image art since the 1990s-but Fusco's work nevertheless remains prescient. Watching this video in September 2015 in London, the work resonated with the current plight of Syrian and other refugees, in boat journeys ending in death or uncertain survival on unsympathetic European shores. In the context of a Europe torn between humanist sympathies and racist xenophobia, the embodied empathy explored by Fusco is urgent and forceful.

(1) Coco Fusco's latest book Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba (Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2015) will be issued this October.

Colin Perry is a London-based art critic and editor.



13. Tim Miller, FF Alumn, fall events

Tim Miller BIRTHDAY Newsletter and Fall Tour Gossip!

Hi Everybody,

Today is my birthday and I am getting ready to hit the road for my Fall Tour, which is actually my great annual way to mark my birthday...get out there and perform, teach and embolden young performers Many juicy residencies and performances coming up this Fall.

It will be wonderful to kick off the year with my first performance residency ever at St Cloud State University in Minnesota...
...followed by my annual workshop intensive with Rhonda Blair's Solo Performance class at SMU. Then I am looking forward to be coming back to Boston and performing at Northeastern Univ. Oct 8 and making a piece with students during the residency.

Then I launch into an intensive Central PA, Upstate NY and Ohio tour to Penn State University, Bucknell University, Ithaca College, Hobart and William Smith College, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center and Heidelberg Univ. Upstate NY is where my people come from. My new show is exploring the "what comes next" of this moment after the recent Supreme Court decisions around marriage equality. It is taking me to look at my family history- what is told and what is hidden- and a family fact that is staying with me that Alistair and I got married in NY State on Defense of Marriage Act Overturn Day June 26, 2013 and the last time a family member got married in NY State was in 1867 in Elmira , NY! I have their marriage license from 148 years ago. It is taking me in some really great places and the new piece is about half done. I will get to go to the courthouse where they got married in Elmira on my way from Bucknell to Ithaca. Performance research and a road trip between gigs!

I am especially excited to be coming back to Buffalo, NY Nov 8 and the amazing Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center! Hallwalls was one of the very first arts centers that ever brought me to perform back when I was a wee laddie of 22! And last time I was there I borrowed Hallwalls director Ed Cardoni car and went to Niagara Falls and got a whole piece out of it. Will be good to come back to Buffalo to do that piece set on the Rainbow Bridge of Niagara Falls and a whole bunch of brand new materiel for Hallwalls!

Then the new year will take me back to North Carolina School of the Arts and Wheaton College in MA

Sept 27-Oct 2 Univ of Minnesota, St Cloud
Oct 3-4 Southern Methodist Univ, Dallas
Oct 5-11 Northeastern Univ, Boston
Oct 22-26 Penn State Univ, MFA Theatre
Oct 27-Nov 1 Bucknell University, Lewisburg PA
Nov 2 Ithaca College
Nov 2-7 Hobart & William Smith College, Geneva, NY
Nov 8 Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Baffalo, NY
Nov 9-11 Heidelberg Univ, Heidelberg OH
(and a sneak peek of early 2016...)
Jan 25-30 Univ of North Carolina School of the Arts
Feb1-7 Wheaton College, Massachusetts

Seeya on the road!

best, Tim



14. Donald Daedalus, Nicolás Dumit Estévez, Josh Harris, Pablo Helguera, Wayne Hodge, Yoko Inoue, Juana Valdes, FF Alumns, at College of New Rochelle, NY, thru Nov. 8

29 Castle Place, New Rochelle, NY
Organized by Alexander Campos, Executive Director & Curator, Center for Book Arts
The Center's 2015 Spring Exhibition Then & Now: Ten Years of Residencies at The Center for Book Arts travels to the College of New Rochelle, on view at Castle Gallery September 8 - November 8 with an opening reception Sunday, September 27, 2-4 pm.
This exhibition examines two of the Center's core programs: the Artist-in-Residence Workspace Grant program and the Scholarship for Advanced Study in Book Arts. As part of the Center's 40th anniversary year, selected work is shown from 60 artists who participated in these programs over the last ten years

Artists: Manuel Acevedo, Tomie Arai, Katie Baldwin, Amy Chan, Cecile Chong, Ana Cordeiro, Cesar Cornejo, Donald Daedalus, Aurora De Armendi, Prudence Dudan, Dahlia Elsayed, Nicolas Dumit Estevez, Frances Gallardo, Chitra Ganesh, Hadassa Goldvicht, Tal Halpern, Josh Harris, Pablo Helguera, Wayne Hodge, Kyle Holland, Wennie Huang, Yoko Inoue, Katarina Jerinic, Jennie C. Jones, Rajkamal Kahlon, Gautam Kansara, Swati Khurana, Jessica Lagunas, Catarina Leitao, Liz Linden, Celine Lombardi, Jason Lujan, Lee Marchalonis, Kimberly McClure, Sarah McDermott, Colin McMullen, Ivan Monforte, Carlos Motta, Shervone Neckles, Heidi Neilson, Asuka Ohsawa, Sara Parkel, Shani Peters, Kameelah Rasheed, Sarada Rauch, Taylor Reid, Benjamin Reynaert, Julie Schumacher, Zoe Sheehan Saldana, Karina Skvirsky, Natalie Stopka, Tattfoo Tan, Amanda Thackray, Juana Valdes, Elysa Voshell, Angie Waller, James Walsh, Jenifer Wightman, and Liz Zanis.



15. Nicolás Dumit Estévez, FF Alumn, at 861 Manida Street, The Bronx, Sept. 26

A project by Nicolás Dumit Estévez and Collaborators Presents the First Action of the Series

A Gentle Act of Men in Hunts Point
Athur Avilés and Nicolás Dumit Estévez
Saturday, September 26, 2015, 11:00 A.M.
Starting outside of 861 Manida Street
Bronx, NY 10474

For more information: 917-275-3990

For the first chapter of Performing the Bronx Arthur Avilés and Nicolás Dumit Estévez
engage in an improvisational piece that unfolds along Hunts Point Avenue, for which they enact gentle acts formatted as a movement-based public action. The impetus behind this collaboration is that of role-modeling kindness between men out in the streets. Avilés and Estévez wear vestments designed by Lorenzo Walker and inspired by those used by Sufi Whirling Dervishes.

"When Nicolás approached me with Performing the Bronx I felt this was an opportunity to continue with a new initiative we, at the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, call BAAD! on the block. When BAAD! moved from Hunts Point, I personally felt and wondered about that. Actions like A Gentle Act of Men in Hunts Point helps me to stay upfront and alive in the community I live in," says Arthur Avilés

Also part of Performing the Bronx is Young Men Being Kind to Each Other, a movement and conversation based workshop taught by Avilés at Casita Maria. For more information: http://www.casitamaria.org/files/FY16_NDE_Press_Final_9.14.pdf

All initial components documenting Performing the Bronx will be exhibited at Casita Maria as part of Estévez's solo show: Performing the Bronx and other home-based actions. For more information: http://www.casitamaria.org/files/FY16_NDE_Press_Final_9.14.pdf

About Performing the Bronx:
Nicolás Dumit Estévez works with a small group of iconic Bronxites to co-develop with him performative actions that they present together in private or in the Bronx's public realm, focused on the histories that tie these individuals to specific communities and neighborhoods in their borough. These otherwise ephemeral gestures are recorded in photography, video and writings. All of these materials serve as the basis for a future publication conceived and edited by Estévez.

Performing the Bronx is an expansion of Estévez's on-going efforts to generate work with and within different communities in the Bronx. It is also representative of his interest in recovering, reclaiming and remembering histories of the area's inhabitants that run the risk of being effaced by time, lost in the midst of neighborhoods in flux, or dismissed by dominant discourses that often position themselves at the center of the conversation. With Performing the Bronx Estévez continues working to contributing to the archives of the place he calls home.

Performing the Bronx is made possible with public funds from the Bronx Council on the Arts through the Department of Cultural Affairs' Greater New York Arts Development Fund Program. Performing the Bronx has also received support from Casita Maria and the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD).

Arthur Avilés is a Dancer/Choreographer who found dance at Bard college under Jean Churchill, Lenore Latimer, Albert Reid, Susan Osberg and Aileen Passloff. There he received a B/A in theater/Dance in 1987. He was a member of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company from 1987 to 1995. In 1996 he created Arthur Avilés Typical Theatre a Bronx-based dance company whose mission is to create works that play on the margins of gay and Latino cultures. The company had its initial performance in 1996 and has been housed in the performance space BAAD!, the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, founded by Mr. Avilés and his partner-writer Charles Rice-Gonzalez. Mr. Avilés' work ranges from theater to dance and the mix of the two mediums which sometimes include song, often taking the structure of stories from existing classics like Cinderella, the Ugly Duckling or even Martha Graham's Seraphic Dialogue or José Limón's The Moor's Pavane, reconfiguring them in order to express the felt, actual and fantastical lives of Queer Latinos living in the ghetto. In May of 2015 he received an honorary doctorate from his Alma mater. http://www.baadbronx.org

Nicolás Dumit Estévez treads an elusive path that manifests itself performatively or through experiences where the quotidian and art overlap. He has exhibited and performed extensively in the U.S. as well as internationally at venues such as Madrid Abierto/ARCO, The IX Havana Biennial, PERFORMA 05 and 07, IDENSITAT, Prague Quadrennial, NYU Cantor Film Center, The Pontevedra Biennial, The Queens Museum, MoMA, Printed Matter, Hemispheric Institute of Performance Art and Politics, Princeton University, Provisions Library, El Museo del Barrio, The Center for Book Arts, Longwood Art Gallery/BCA, The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Franklin Furnace, and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, among others. During the past seven years Estévez has received mentorship in art in everyday life from Linda Mary Montano, a historic figure in the performance art field. Montano and Estévez have also collaborated on several performances. Residencies attended include P.S. 1/MoMA, Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. Born in Santiago de los Treinta Caballeros, Dominican Republic, in 2011 Estévez was baptized as a Bronxite; a citizen of the Bronx.

Lorenzo Walker is a healing artist based in the Bronx N.Y. He recently founded the first Non-Profit house of fashion, Rue de Francois (RDF), 501(c)3 pending. He uses art as a means to inspire and uplift in every endeavor. Through Rue de Francois, he donates clothing and artistic services to disadvantaged youth with the help of private donors and sheer will. Most recently, RDF showcased its debut collection during New York Fashion Week, invited by Metropolitan Couture Media Group. Walker seeks to auction off the debut collection and donate half the proceeds to programs that service inner city LGBT youth.



16. Rafael Sánchez, FF Alumn, at PPOW, Manhattan, Sept. 26

Kathleen White
The Spark Between L And D

Saturday September 26, 7pm

P. P. O. W.
535 West
22nd St.


Kate Valk
Nan Goldin
Karl McCool
Lia Gangitano
Conrad Ventur
Rafael Sánchez
Agosto Machado

At Hunter Reynolds' kind invitation, we are presenting an evening devoted to the work of Kathleen White on Saturday, September 26th, beginning at 7 PM at the home of his current exhibition at P.P.O.W..

The Spark Between L and D, a VHS document of Kathleen's earliest post-college work, will screen for the first time. Filmed in Fall of 1987, the piece was performed in front of a full house, just days before Kathleen left Boston for good to live in New York City. A personal response to the global AIDS crisis, the work provides a glimpse into her overall thinking, and reveals a built-in transcendent sense for loss -and a humor often belying a deeply prophetic intuition that could at times be downright, and rightfully, horrific.

Kathleen's original performance costume, along with a selection of her paintings, drawings, sculptures, instruments and notes will also be on view in the P.P.O.W. viewing room. Among these, our not-for-profit alLuPiNiT has commissioned a full-sized print by Nan Goldin of Kathleen in her Elizabeth Street studio in 1993 among her Spirits of Manhattan hair works. The narrative that ensues between these works and Kathleen's peers reflects the attitude of an artist that valued and strove for poetry and community -- in many ways the core of this presentation.

In addition, a selection of Conrad Ventur's photos from our apartment will be presented and a group of close friends will read notes from Kathleen's own journals to open up the dialogue of Kathleen's work as a fluid, ongoing conversation. Since her passing I've found notes on a regular basis in the funniest places. We will read some of them and as well share some other gems.

It has been a tough year figuring out so many, many things. It is encouraging that we can have opportunities like this to continue to share in Kathleen's beautiful life and work. There will surely be more as the narrative of her beautiful life and work is vast.

On behalf of myself, alLuPiNiT and P.P.O.W., we look forward to seeing you on the 26th if you are able to make it.

Rafael Sánchez
NYC, 9 / 20 / 15



17. Denise Green, FF Alumn, at Galerie Cora Holzl, Dusseldorf, Germany, opening Oct.1

You are cordially invited:

Opening reception:
Thursday, October 1, 2015, 6-9pm
Exhibition dates: October 1-31, 2015
Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday, 12-2pm

Closing reception:
Saturday, October 31, 2015, 12-6pm with catalog launch for the exhibition
"Denise Green und die Saar: Loops of Memory/Gedächtnisschleifen"
Museum Schloss Fellenberg, Merzig (November 3, 2015 to February 29, 2016)

Mutter-Ey-Strasse 5, D - 40213 Düsseldorf
Tel. 0160 201 36 98, Austria 0043 1 595 34 68
cora.hoelzl@aon.at und daniela_hoelzl@aon.at



18. Leon Golub, FF Alumn, at Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Mexico, thru Feb. 7. 2016

Leon Golub
Bite Your Tongue
September 12, 2015-February 7, 2016

Museo Tamayo
Paseo de la Reforma 51
Bosque de Chapultepec
11580 Mexico City

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Museo Tamayo is pleased to announce the exhibition Bite Your Tongue by Leon Golub, curated by Emma Enderby and presented in collaboration with Serpentine Galleries, London.

Leon Golub: Bite Your Tongue, the first retrospective by the Chicago figurative painter to be held in Mexico, showcases around 40 drawings and large-scale paintings spanning his artistic career, from the 1950s to his death in 2004.

Born in Chicago in 1922, the "Chicago Imagist," as he was later labeled, began painting in the figurative style in the early 1950s, working as a core member of the post-war artists group known as Monster Roster. Like several of the members of this group, he served in World War II and, upon his return, joined the Art Institute of Chicago through the GI Bill. During a time when abstraction was hailed as the future of contemporary painting, the group created works rooted in the visible world, placing the human figure at the centre of contemporary events.

Golub's earlier paintings, mostly corresponding to a period when he lived in France, depict universal images of man and reference the classical figures of antiquity. Upon his return in the late 1960s, and through to the 1990s, however, his subject matter began to be rooted more and more in the present, beginning with a series on Vietnam, then Napalm, and then on mercenaries, with the artist becoming increasingly critical of American interventionism and the rise of U.S. paramilitary soldiers in Central and South America. It is in this period, from the late '60s to the late '80s, that his fascination for the Mexican muralists is most evident, as well as his belief that art has an obligation to respond to the collective experiences of its own time. His works from the mid- to late '90s reincorporate mythical figures such as Prometheus, combining them graffiti, text, and slogans into intensely urban and dystopian scenes. In spite of the wide range of pictorial and literary motifs in his oeuvre, Golub's work always remained profoundly psychological and emotive, monumental in scale, and consistent in its focus on themes of oppression, violence, and the misuse of power.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue with images of the works by Leon Golub, as well as texts by Julia Peyton Jones, Hans Ulrich Orbist, Emma Enderby, Julie Ault and artists like Kiki Smith, Hans Hacke, and Oscar Murillo, amongst others.

Alongside the exhibition Leon Golub: Bite Your Tongue, there will be public programming including a conference, guided tours, film series, workshops, and other related activities.

Museo Tamayo thanks the contribution of the patrons of Fundacion Olga y Rufino Tamayo as well as the corporate sponsorships of Bloomberg Philantropy, Grupo Habita and Travesías Media.

For press inquiries, please contact: prensa@museotamayo.org

About Museo Tamayo
Founded in 1981 by the artist Rufino Tamayo, Museo Tamayo is devoted to presenting exhibitions of international contemporary art and its collection of modern and contemporary art in order to enrich the aesthetic experience and encourage critical sense of its audiences. Since 1986 it has been a public museum, member of the National Museum Network of the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Institute of Fine Arts) and, since 1989, has received additional support from Fundacion Olga y Rufino Tamayo.



19. Tish Benson, FF Alumn, now online at youtube.com

Tish Benson's slip stream consciousness video work and swamptown mythology continues


"u cant just erase a whole peoples mythology they stories songs lifestyle just cause it don't fit well in the spectrum of ya own perception-i guess ya can but its sho gonna roar up some other kinda way" brotha olitus johnnie solar he do metalwork

"Mmmhuh baby i pray i might not go to church all the time but Mmhuh i stand firm in prayer work." Sistah Frenesia Mclintock A SANDYTOWN RESIDENT



20. Lynn Cazabon, FF Alumn, at SiTE:LAB, Grand Rapids, MI, opening Sept. 25

Lynn Cazabon, Uncultivated, site-specific installation and public billboard, hosted by SiTE:LAB for ArtPrize 2015, Sept 23 - Oct 11, 2015. Opening reception, Sept 25 6-11pm, 333 Rumsey Street SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503



21. Cindy Sherman, FF Alumn, at Stiftung Olbricht, Berlin, Germany, thru April 10, 2016

Cindy Sherman

Works from the Olbricht Collection

16 September 2015 - 10 April 2016

Collectors Room Berlin Stiftung Olbricht
Auguststr. 68, 10117 Berlin
T +49 30 86 00 85-10
Tue-Sun 12am-6pm

The forthcoming exhibition "Cindy Sherman - Works from the Olbricht Collection" will be on view at me Collectors Room Berlin from 16 September 2015, on the occasion of Berlin Art Week, and will feature 65 photographs by the artist. Including works from almost all periods of her career, the collection provides a remarkable overview of the entire body of work.

Variously casting herself as an ingénue at the sink in black-and-white of the 1950s, a goldblonde "Maria Lactans" with a vacant expression and plastic breast, or an aging upper-class beauty wearing far too much jewelry and much too much makeup, American artist Cindy Sherman is a master of masquerade. Throughout her career she has simultaneously acted as her own actress and photographer, subject and object. And yet her portraits do not represent actual personalities. Instead they paraphrase social and cultural stereotypes with the aim of deconstructing them through the prism of cinema, classical painting, or advertising.

The artist became widely known in the 1970s with her black-and-white series "Untitled Film Stills", in which she embodied a range of stereotypical female figures from the 1940s and 1950s, posing in what appeared to be movie stills. The 1980s brought not only a shift into colour and large formats, but, with her popular "Centerfolds", her major breakthrough. Provocatively evocative of Playboy magazine angles and lighting, the series showed women in various states of mysterious emotional crisis. This enigmatic mood also dominated the "Fairy Tales" (1985) and "History Portraits/Old Masters" (1988-1990), in which Sherman recreated and distorted characters and scenes from the world of fairy tales and classical painting, often with the help of visible prostheses and puppets. Oversized teeth, plasticky blond hair, and a homemaker's simplicity embodied the figures in her next series, "Hollywood/Hampton Types" (2000-2002), while the humorously uncanny side to masquerade was captured in "Clown" (2003-2004), which culminated in the sad, vulgar portraits of ageing "Society Ladies" four years later. In all her series, Sherman presents us with a subtle analysis of contemporary cultural tropes, draws attention to the power of symbolism and the struggle of the individual against collective stereotype. <br<
Cindy Sherman, now 61, has created an unmistakable and seminal body of work that broke new ground in photography. The accompanying extensive exhibition brochure will be published in September 2015.



22. Karen Finley, FF Alumn, at The Guggenheim Museum, Manhattan, Oct. 9-11

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Artists and scholars at the Guggenheim this fall
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
5th Ave at 89th St
New York City

This fall, the Guggenheim Museum offers three unique opportunities to hear from prominent voices in the arts. Richard Meyer of Stanford University will deliver the Twenty-Eighth Annual Hilla Rebay Lecture, which will focus on American folk artist Morris Hirshfield. In a day-long symposium, Doris Salcedo joins noted writers, philosophers, and scholars. Karen Finley returns with her popular creative intensive, employing exhibitions as sites of inspiration.

Public and artist interactions
Disremembering: Art and Trauma in Contemporary Times
With Karen Finley and Amy Khoshbin
October 9-11, 10am-4pm
Extended application deadline: September 17
Led by renowned performance artist and arts educator Karen Finley along with media artist Amy Khoshbin, this three-day intensive explores how creative practice allows everyday citizens to bear witness to states of trauma, whether personal, public, or both. Within the setting of works on view by Alberto Burri and Doris Salcedo, participants will work through prompts in creative writing, camera work, drawing, and other assignments to learn how to utilize the museum as a source of inspiration in their own creative processes. To apply, send a short statement (no longer than one page) about your interest in the course to publicprograms@guggenheim.org. For more information about course fees, visit guggenheim.org/calendar.

The Sackler Center for Arts Education is a gift of the Mortimer D. Sackler Family. Endowment funding is provided by The Engelberg Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, The Elaine Terner Cooper Foundation, and the Esther Simon Charitable Trust. Educational activities and/or public programs are made possible in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Funding is also provided by the Edith and Frances Mulhall Achilles Memorial Fund and the Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust.



23. Jacki Apple, FF Alumn, in Fabrik Magazine, now online

Jacki Apple - 2 pieces in Fabrik Magazine.

In print in the new issue and online- Spotlight Feature piece with Kio Griffith on Japan in L.A.

Latest commentary on contemporary performance works in L.A.
Notes on Performance -Summer 2015 is online in Fabrik Magazine.


Jacki Apple



24. Paul McMahon, Linda Mary Montano, FF Alumns, at 321 Gallery, Brooklyn, Oct. 22


Paul McMahon at 321 Gallery, 321 Washington Ave, Brooklyn 11205
September 11th - October 31.
Thursday October 22: Performance by Paul McMahon with Linda Mary Montano as Paul McMahon
for info 321gallery.org



25. Jaye Rhee, FF Alumn, at Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, thru Jan. 3, 2016

Contemporary multimedia artist Jaye Rhee at Colgate University's Picker Art Gallery
Hamilton, NY - The Picker Art Gallery at Colgate University announces the opening of its new exhibition, Jaye Rhee, on September 17, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. Contemporary multimedia artist Jaye Rhee embraces a myriad of disciplines within the visual and performing arts, including photography, film, dance and music, to address such themes as the body's movement through space, the relationship between aural and visual perception, and the role of memory in recreating the past. The artist's solo exhibition at the Picker Art Gallery will feature a selection of video installations as well as photography from key points in her career. It also will debut a new two-channel video created specifically for the Picker.
The artist will be present at the opening reception held at the Picker Art Gallery on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. She also will participate in curricular activities with students and faculty during the week of the opening and the first week of October. The exhibition will run through January 3, 2016, and is free and open to the public. An exhibition catalogue accompanies Jaye Rhee, with a foreword by Anja Chávez, director of university museums, Colgate University; an essay by Sarah Horowitz, curatorial assistant, Picker Art Gallery and Longyear Museum of Anthropology, Colgate University; and an interview with the artist.
Jaye Rhee is supported in part by generous funds from the AHL Foundation.
RELATED EVENTS September 17, 2015:
Exhibition Opening Reception
Colgate University, Picker Art Gallery, Dana Arts Center 5:30-8 p.m.
October 7, 2015:
Department of Art and Art History Lecture Series: Artist Talk by Jaye Rhee
Colgate University, Golden Auditorium, 105 Little Hall
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Opening remarks by Colgate University's Jill Harsin, interim president and professor of history; Lynn Schwarzer, professor of art and art history and film and media studies; Anja Chávez, director of university museums; and Sarah Horowitz, curatorial assistant, Picker Art Gallery and Longyear Museum of Anthropology.
Sponsored by the Picker Art Gallery, with additional funding from the Department of Art and Art
All related events are free and open to the public.
Jaye Rhee was born in Seoul, South Korea, in 1973 and currently lives and works in New York City. She received her BFA (2001) and MFA (2003) from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been exhibited at such international venues as the Bronx Museum of the Arts (2005); the Kobe Biennale, Japan (2007); Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea (2009); the Queens Museum of Art (2009); the Seoul Museum of Modern Art (2010-11); the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York (2011); the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo (2012); the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida (2012); DOOSAN Gallery, Seoul (2013); and the Centro para os Assuntos da Arte e Arquitectura, Guimarães, Portugal (2014). The recipient of many awards, Rhee has also participated in artists' residencies at Aljira Emerge at Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, New Jersey (2008); the Changdong International Artist Studio Program, Seoul (2008); the Palais de Tokyo Workshop Program, Paris (2009); the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, Maine (2009); and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Swing Space Program (2012).
In 2010 Spector Press released a retrospective monograph, Imageless: Jaye Rhee, that charts the evolution of the artist's work over a decade and includes essays by Carol Becker, Edwin Ramoran, Sara Reisman, and Raúl Zamudio. Rhee's work has been reviewed in numerous periodicals, including ARTnews, the New York Times, the Palm Beach Daily News, Artslant.com, Artlyst.com, Art in Culture, and Art Asia Pacific magazine.
The Picker Art Gallery at Colgate University is a teaching and collecting museum that engages local and global communities through innovative exhibitions, interdisciplinary research, dynamic outreach, and meaningful experiences with art across cultures, time, and media. The Gallery's permanent collection includes nearly 11,000 objects, among them, approximately 8,000 works of art on paper, 1,400 photographs, 900 paintings, and 300 sculptures, primarily from the twentieth century. It is located on the Colgate University campus, off Lally Lane, on the second floor of the Paul Rudolph-designed Dana Arts Center.
The Picker Art Gallery is open Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; and the third Thursday of every month, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. The Picker is closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.colgate.edu/picker or call (315) 228-7634.



26. Joan Jonas, FF Alumn, at Malmö Konsthall, Sweden, opening Sept. 25

Joan Jonas
Light Time Tales
26 September 2015-10 January 2016

Press preview: 24 September, 11:30am
Opening: 25 September, 6-9pm

Malmö Konsthall
S:t Johannesgatan 7
(Station Triangeln)
SE-205 80 Malmö

T +46(0)40 34 60 00

Malmö Konsthall presents Light Time Tales, a landmark retrospective exhibition of works by Joan Jonas. Held in collaboration with HangarBicocca (Milan), the event is the largest survey exhibition in Scandinavia devoted to the American artist, presenting multimedia installations and videos and placing new productions alongside foundational works. The exhibition also highlights Jonas's pioneering research into the medium of video/film and performance, and how she has continued to evolve and to break down disciplinary boundaries for the past 50 years.

Joan Jonas is one of the first female artists to combine video and performance, and since the 1960s, she has explored the theme of identity and the relationship between the body and its representation, always avoiding any stereotyped image of herself. A great experimenter who is always exploring new multi-disciplinary collaborations, Jonas has invented a personal artistic language that interweaves video, installation and performance, creating a constant renewal of figurative and formal elements that continues to inspire new generations of artists.

Light Time Tales offers insights into Jonas's constantly evolving artistic formats. It comprises four large-scale installations, including one from The Museum of Modern Art, New York, which together create a constellation of Jonas's most important works. These range from Mirage (1976/1994/2005) to the more recent Reanimation (2010/2012/2013) and Double Lunar Rabbits (2010). The accompanying single-channel films and videos similarly span from the late 1960s up to the present day.

The title refers to recurrent subjects in her works: namely the aspects of time, light, and narration. These coexist within a single space, where their interrelation aims to produce new perspectives while emphasizing the cyclical nature of the artist's praxis.

Gregory R. Miller & Co., in association with Hatje Cantz, HangarBicocca, and Malmö Konsthall, have published The Work of Joan Jonas: In the Shadow a Shadow (edited by Joan Simon), the most comprehensive monograph to date on the work of the artist.

To accompany this iteration of the exhibition, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö Art Academy (Lund University), and The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Visual Arts, are devising a two-day conference to take place in late November around core aspects explored by Jonas's works. For further details, please visit Malmö Konsthall's website.

Curators: Andrea Lissoni, Diana Baldon

Joan Jonas was born in 1936 in New York, where she currently lives and works. She is one of the first female artists to combine video and performance and is the author of reference books on performance art. Over an artistic career spanning more than five decades, Jonas has received honors from numerous institutions, including: Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation (1976) and The Rockefeller Foundation (1990), as well as recognitions like the CAPS Award (1971/1974), the Maya Deren Award (given by the American Film Institute) (1989), and the Anonymous Was A Woman Award (1998). She has held solo shows and performances at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1994); Queens Museum of Art, New York (2004); Dia:Beacon, Beacon, NY (2005); Castello di Rivoli (2006); MACBA, Barcelona (2007); MoMA, New York (2010); Bergen Kunsthall, Norway (2011); Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Proyecto Paralelo, Mexico City; and Kulturhuset, Stockholm (all 2013); and Centre for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu (2014). The artist has also participated in numerous group shows over the past 30 years, including the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009), as well as various editions of Documenta in Kassel (1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 2002, 2012). She is currently representing the United States at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015), with an exhibition presented by MIT-Massachusetts Institute of Technology's List Visual Arts Center. Jonas is Professor Emerita at MIT, Boston.



27. Ruth Hardinger, FF Alumn, at Five Myles, Brooklyn, opening Oct. 10

Artists: Ruth Hardinger, Kara Rooney
Curator: Charlotta Kotik

Trace and Matter are words endowed with a vastly rich and varied significance, both metaphorically and figuratively. So is the sculptural work of Ruth Hardinger and Kara Rooney, who for this exhibition, express their ideas primarily through the lens of current technologies, past cultures, environmental concerns, and linguistics.

On view October 10 - November 8, 2015
Opening reception: Saturday, October 10, 5-8pm
Panel discussion: Sunday, November 1, 4pm




28. Helga Fassonaki, FF Intern Alumn, at Disjecta, Portland, OR, opening Sept. 26

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, September 26, 6 - 10PM
PERFORMANCE: Saturday, September 26, 8PM,
GALLERY HOURS: Friday - Sunday 12 - 5 PM or by appointment

Drawing from various histories, including Fluxus action pieces and graphical notation, The Book of Scores will use sculpture, textiles, coded languages, and the gallery itself to investigate what can be communicated through the symbolization of process over time, and what is inevitably lost. Similar to the most basic function of writing, which acts as a kind of time capsule for utterance, the score has the ability to transport an intention. When interpreted, the score assumes a real-time or immediate body, and becomes not only an archival communication but a living one as well. Collaborating with local musicians, actors and activists, The Book of Scores will include performances of the visual scores.


Johannes Lund with T.R. Kirstein, Allan Wilson and Evan Spacht; Newly commissioned composition for four players. Baritone Sax, alto sax, trombone and percussion.

Tobias Kirstein will give directions for actions.

Helga Fassonaki

has commissioned Julia Santoli to perform 8 Pillars from K
L, an ongoing project begun by Fassonaki in Tabriz, Iran. She sent sixteen sculptural scores abroad for sixteen female artists to interpret and perform publicly in response to a ban on female solo performances in Iran. 8 Pillars is one of the sixteen scores

Ellen Lesperance - Visitors are invited to borrow Lesperances's score, a knitted sweater, recreated based on an archival image from the Greenham Commons activist encampment. Visitors are then invited to ware the sweater or "score" to perform their own direct action out in the world. Actions will be tracked on the following website: www.congratulationsandcelebrations.org, which will launch Sept. 24, 2015.

Alison O'Daniel will perform with the apparition of a zamboni in October.

Curator-in-Residence Chiara Giovando opens Season 5 with The Book of Scores. For more information on the curator, artists or exhibition, please visit our website.

The CIR Program is supported by grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Meyer Memorial Trust. Disjecta is supported in part by the Oregon Arts Commission and the Regional Arts and Culture Council.
For more information please visit : http://www.disjecta.org/

Disjecta Contemporary Art Center, 8371 N Interstate Avenue, Portland, OR 97217-6716



29. Hector Canonge, LuLu LoLo, Chun Hua Catherine Dong, FF Alumns, at The Queens Museum, Flushing, NY, Sept. 27

Hector Canonge, FF Alumn, launches TALKaCTIVE: performance art conversation series at Queens Museum

After working for several months in Europe and Latin America, HECTOR CANONGE, returned to New York City in early September to continue with his artistic projects and launch new initiatives this Fall. Starting in September, the artist will be working on the implementation of "TALKaCTIVE," a monthly conversation series about performance hosted at the Queens Museum, and as part of QMAD, Queens Media Arts Development, new programing ventures. Beginning in October, Canonge will host "CONVIVIR," an international arts residency program in his new space in Jackson Heights, Queens. For November, he brings back to the city "ITINERANT," the annual festival for Live Action Art to take place in the five boroughs.

September 27, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
TALKaCTIVE: perfomance art conversation series
"Resistance / Persistence"
Hosted at Queens Museum
Participating artists: Thomas Albrecht, Chun Hua Catherine Dong, Rory Golden, LuLu LoLo, and Nyugen Smith.
Mediator / Critic: Harley Spiller, Deputy Director of Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.

TALKaCTIVE, perfomance art conversation series- is a new program that fosters dialogue and exchange among Live Action Art practitioners, encourages commentary about Performance Art, and prompts reflection about performative processes, methodologies, and styles. Every session is organized around a relevant topic in Performance Art, and the presentation of works by a group of selected artists who share their work, discuss their approach to Live Art, and engage in open conversation with critics, curators, and attending audience. The monthly series consists of a presentation, panel, and open Q&A session where participating artists screen documentation of their work, a curator or critic contextualizes the works presented, and a moderator mediates the exchange of information and resources.

TALKaCTIVE is an independent initiative created and organized by artist Hector Canonge. Hosted at the Queens Museum, the monthly series is free of charge and open to the general public.

More information: hector@hectorcanonge.net
Visit: www.hectorcanonge.net/talkactive



Goings On is compiled weekly by Harley Spiller